Council Meeting Update- January 24, 2022

Posted On Tuesday January 25, 2022


 The following is a summary of major discussion items presented at Council and Committee of the Whole meeting on January 24, 2022. Please refer to the website for the complete and official records of the meeting including consent agenda items, communications, detailed reports and attachments. 

Committee of the Whole



Road Establishment (Birchwood Avenue) By-law - Approved 

The Road Establishment (Birchwood Avenue) By-law was approved by Council. 

Transfer of Lands By-law - Approved 

The Transfer of Land (Wood Estate) By-law was approved by Council. 

Ontario Municipal CommuterCycling OMCC Program Transfer Payment Amending Agreement 2 By-law - Approved 

The “Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) Program Transfer Payment Amending Agreement (2) By-law” was approved by Council. 

Public Safety Answering Point Agreement, Emergency Services-2022-01 - Approved 

The County of Bruce wishes to formalize the existing agreement for providing Primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) services for the Municipality of Kincardine. This agreement was approved by Council. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy - 90 Day Review, Human Resources-2022-02 - Approved 

A Vaccination Policy was implemented on November 15, 2021, which had a requirement for employees to disclose Vaccination Status with the obligation for completion of an education 

program and regular testing depending on their indicated status. The policy also established a 90 Day Review period to re-evaluate the policy for application and relevancy. Since the implementation of the policy, there have been a number of updates from the provincial government and Public Health that will impact the application of the current policy. 

The recommendation is to eliminate the regular Rapid Antigen Testing requirement for employees who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or care not to disclose their status. The Vaccination Policy and Procedure will still require employees to declare their Vaccination Status to assist with the application of isolation period guidelines established by Public Health, that will impact employees and workplace levels of service. Any employee who is not fully vaccinated or care not to disclose their status will be required to complete an Education Program. 

Council approved the updated Vaccination Policy. 

Building Report December 31, 2021 

Click on above link to see Building statistics. 

Council Announcements 

Good Deeds Cup Early Bird Prize – adapted from article in the Kincardine Record 

The Kincardine Kinucks U13 (ages 13 and under) Local League Two hockey team has won the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Early Bird grand prize. The Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup is a national program/contest that seeks to inspire young Canadians to do good by transforming the positive values learned through hockey into Good Deeds within their communities. They want everyone to rally together to make hockey more inclusive than ever. Coach Bob Richards, and residents Marina Wintemute and Tracy Primeau co-ordinated a drop-off of gear at a local storage unit facility. Richards put notifications about the event on social media and then brought available players from his Under-13 team to assist in unloading the gear being donated. “The response from our small community was amazing,” said Richards. “In three hours, we filled an entire storage unit with hockey equipment. We plan to organize another drop-off in early spring and then sort and clean the gear.” Monday, Jan. 17, Richards was notified by the Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup organizers that the team had won the Early Bird grand prize for all of Canada. This means the Kincardine Kinucks team will be filmed by Rogers SportsNet and, eventually, the footage will be used to introduce a Hockey Night in Canada broadcast. The date for filming this segment in Kincardine has not been determined yet. 

The champion selection process takes place between Feb. 26 and March 19. Residents of Canada will vote for their favourite entry on The 

champion will be awarded $100,000 do be donated to a charity of its choice. The remaining 11 regional finalists will be awarded $2,000 to be awarded to a charity of their choice. The Kincardine Kinucks chose First Assist of Ottawa as their charity. It is run by former NHL player John Chabot, who is also an Anishinabeg Algonquin from Kitigan Zibi First Nation. He works with northern Indigenous communities to provide on-site education and sports integration programs to enhance the mental, emotional and physical well-being of youth in Indigenous communities across Canada. The Kinucks are also going to work together and figure out how to transport this hockey gear to the northern communities. 

Congratulations Kincardine Kinucks U13 for your Good Deeds to make hockey more inclusive!