MEDIA RELEASE: Council Meeting - November 5, 2019

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Municipality of Port Hope Council Meeting - November 5, 2019

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - Port Hope, ON

Below is a summary of key items discussed at the Municipality of Port Hope regular Council Meeting held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The full agenda and staff reports are available on the Council Portal.

Long Service Recognition
At the start of the meeting, Members of Council and Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar recognized several Firefighters for their long service and special performance with Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services. Members who received long service awards included: Firefighter Bill Read for 25 years of service; Captain David Drummond for 20 years of service; Firefighter William Vinge with 10 years of service; and Firefighter Mike O’Brien with 5 years of service. Many members of the Service were present at the Meeting to show their support and their dedication to the community.

Fire Chief for the Day
Beatrice Strong student Logan MacDonald served as Fire Chief for the day, after submitting the winning home escape plan in October’s Fire Prevention Week contest, hosted by Port Hope Fire and Emergency Services. Logan spent the day with Fire Chief C. Ryan Edgar and other Fire Staff, and attended the Council meeting to assist with the long service recognition awards.

Heritage Alteration Application
Council considered a Staff Report regarding a Heritage Alteration Application, in which the property owner at 31 Walton Street, a heritage designated building, applied to replace 35 existing wood frame second- and third-storey windows with vinyl windows. Council defeated the recommendation to refuse the application and made a motion to accept the application to replace the wood window frames with vinyl frames. The motion was carried and the application to replace the windows was approved.

116 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp Skeena – Air Rifle Marksmanship Competition
Council passed a resolution to support the 116 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp Skeena - Air Rifle Marksmanship Competition on January 25, 2020 at the Town Park Recreation Centre. Additionally, they granted By-law exemptions to permit the discharge air rifles at the Town Park Recreation Centre.

Representatives from Skeena approached Municipal Staff with a request to host the regional competition at the Town Park Recreation Centre, as part of the Cadet Marksmanship Program. This is a program offered through the Department of National Defense and is a challenging program that develops skills through training and Olympic-style competition. It promotes safe handling of air rifles, builds self-esteem and focus, promotes sportsmanship, etiquette, self-discipline and teaches technical skills. The program is a certification program with qualifying levels. To host the competition, Skeena shall comply with all regulations and standards as required by the Department of National Defence.

Minutes from this meeting will be available pending approval at the next Council meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at which point they will become the official record of the meeting.

Recordings of the November 5, 2019 Budget Committee meeting, Regular Council meeting, and the Committee of the Whole meeting are available at

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For more information, please contact:

Kate Ingram
Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
905-885-4544 x2248