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The Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan

MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Wednesday July 14, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Magnetawan Community Centre

Present:     Mayor:        Dick Smith
Councillors:     Patti Paul, Tony Pratas, Frank Tod and Kris Nicholls
Staff:         Mark Urbanski CAO / Clerk


1.    ADOPTION OF AGENDA / OPENING COMMENTS – Mayor Dick Smith

Mayor Commented on a very good Canada Day Celebration and that the 1st annual Grady’s paddle event had 126 participants’ and that Magnetawan recognized the first canoe to come in with a certificate.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-175
Moved By: Patti Paul                    Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for the Regular meeting of Council on Wednesday July 14, 2010

And That 7.1 Thinstone Zoning Amendment By-law be removed from the agenda to be ready for the August 11, 2010 meeting from Meridian Planning;

And Further that 6.2 regarding a purchase of a used backhoe be added to tonight’s agenda.
Carried
CAO, Mark Urbanski said that Mr. Ken White for Muskoka Thinstone would be a little late getting here tonight.
Council noted that they could shuffle the agenda around to accommodate him when he gets here.
2.    DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST
None Declared


3.    MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
3.1
RESOLUTION No. 2010-176
Moved By: Kris Nicholls                Seconded By: Patti Paul

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the Minutes for the June 28, 2010 Regular Council meeting.
Carried
Councillor Tod noted that he did not mention anything related to a four way stop at the last Council meeting, but rather about a fire sign indicating what the conditions were.

4.    MUNICIPAL BOARDS / COMMITTEES

RESOLUTION No. 2010-177
Moved By: Frank Tod                     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receives the following Minutes from the;
Minor Variance Committee Meeting held June 28, 2010
Zoning By-law Amendment Meeting (Turner) held June 28, 2010
Zoning By-law Amendment Meeting (Thinstone) held November 25, 2009
Parry Sound P.O.A. Partners meeting of June 24, 2010
Magnetawan Recreation Committee Minutes of June 8, 2010
Magnetawan Recreation Committee Minutes of June 17, 2010
Carried
The CAO mentioned that an attempt at holding a waste management committee meeting didn’t work out and that he’ll attempt another try at it.
5.    DEPUTATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
5.1Sylvia Busch – CANDU committee request for support

Sylvia Busch spoke about the CANDU committee and what it was about and trying to accomplish. Ms. Busch said the committee revolves around people with problems controlling prescription drugs. The Committee has held two meetings so far in South River and Sundridge and the group feels that education is what is required to address a serious problem within our regional area. Ms. Busch said that there are at least 8 core people involved so far and they have a mailing list of about 75.



RESOLUTION No. 2010-178
Moved By: Kris Nicholls                Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan support the CANDU Committee in the amount of $225.00 and an offer for the Committee to hold a public awareness meeting for the Community in the Community Centre;

And Further That the Council request the meeting minutes of the CANDU Committee in the future in order to be received by the Corporation in order to follow CANDU’s progress.
Carried

5.2 Ken White – Thinstone Zoning amendment information regarding the zoning by-law       
application from November 2009.

Ken White said he was happy to be in attendance to answer any questions that Council or the public may have with the status of his quarry site plan and where he was at with his Zoning by-law amendment. Ken answered questions regarding blasting procedures from Joe Cramer and Councillor Pratas by letting them know that exploding the rock doesn’t work for his company and that there are only certain times he can blast during the day and week. Mr. White said that he will only be blasting some more later this summer, because of a mess the last owner left.

Mr. White said his plans for the site are now in draft form and can be viewed at the Municipal office. Mr. White asked Council if they had any concerns with a temporary building permit in order that he can get the foundation going if the CBO agreed. Council had no objections. Mr. White also asked if he could bring forward his Zoning by-law amendment Next month. The CAO replied that if all of the work to date was satisfactory to warrant bringing the by-law forward that would be okay. Mr. White told Council that he would work with the CAO to get ready for the August 11, 2010 Council meeting.

5.3    D.S.S.A.B. representative Ms. Brenda Scott and Ms. Sue Ayotte

Ms. Brenda Scott was present and noted that Ms. Ayotte could have been at the meeting, but it was decided that one representative was good enough for tonight’s meeting. Ms. Scott went through some information she had brought regarding the large deficiency particularly in housing with the DSSAB that stands at around 11 million. Ms. Scott noted that social case loads have increased as well throughout the district, which is also putting pressures on the DSSAB budget.

The Mayor and members of Council thanked Ms. Scott for the hard work she does for Magnetawan at the DSSAB.


6.    REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS
6.1    Clerk’s Compliance Audit Committee resolution.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-179
Moved By: Patti Paul                    Seconded By: Kris Nicholls
Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan agrees to participate in the Municipal Election Act Audit Committee effort by the area Municipal Clerk’s

And Further instructs the CAO / Clerk to provide a further update at the September 2010 Council meeting.
Carried

6.2    Used Backhoe Purchase – landfill

Councillor Pratas asked what, if any process the Municipality had for procurement of used equipment. The Mayor explained that it is more difficult for used equipment to be tendered, because there would be too many venues to do that and then someone would have to go and see the equipment and assess it. 

Councillor Pratas asked for a deferral on the pending resolution in order to garner more information.

Councillor Tod said that the expense was in the budget for a used piece for the landfill site and that he was relying on the Roads Manager to do his job at getting the right piece of equipment that was purchased locally. 

RESOLUTION No. 2010-180
Moved By: Patti Paul                    Seconded By:  Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan permit the Roads Manager to purchase a 2005 used backhoe from Prestons in Sundridge in the amount of $50,900.00 before taxes. 

And Further that the Procurement By-law be waived in order that this used piece of equipment can be purchased.
Carried





7.    BY-LAWS
7.1    2010-29 Acquiring land for the purpose of providing Cemetery services

RESOLUTION No. 2010-181
Moved By: Kris Nicholls                Seconded By:  Frank Tod

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law # 2010-28 being a by-law to purchase land; be considered read a first, second and final third time and passed by Council.
Carried
8    CORRESPONDENCE
8.1    Correspondence for Action
8.1.1    4 way stop sign request.

CAO / Clerk, Mark Urbanski to send a letter to Mr. Raaflaub noting that lines, painting and a bigger sign and perhaps a stop sign ahead sign would be placed. 

8.1.2    Magnetawan and Area Business association 7th annual Run/Walk

RESOLUTION No. 2010-182
Moved By: Patti Paul                    Seconded By:  Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan support the Magnetawan and Area Business Association 7th annual Run / Walk in the amount of $500.00
Carried

8.2    Correspondence for Information
8.2.1    Town of Atikokan ATV resolution of support request
8.2.2    CUPW Postal Service Charter information.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-183
Moved By:    Frank Tod            Seconded By:  Tony Pratas   

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receive the following Correspondence;

Town of Atikokan ATV resolution of support request
CUPW Postal Service Charter information.
Carried




RESOLUTION No. 2010-184
Moved By: Patti Paul                Seconded By:  Frank Tod

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan support the resolution regarding UTV’s and request the MTO Minister to give a directive for a thorough review of the off-roads vehicle Act to include UTV’s in the off-roads Vehicle Act;

And Further That a letter to this support be sent from the CAO / Clerk be forwarded to the MPP, MTO Minister and Atikokan
Carried

9    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

10    NEW BUSINESS

10.1    Health Care Committee Ad Hoc Resurrection resolution.

CAO, Mark Urbanski introduced the request for the Health Care Committee to be resurrected.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-185
Moved By: Patti Paul                Seconded By:  Frank Tod

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan resurrect the Health Care Ad Hoc Committee until the end of November 30, 2010.
Carried


10.2    AMO resolution in Windsor for August 15-17, 2010 members of Council 
attendance

RESOLUTION No. 2010-186
Moved By: Patti Paul                Seconded By:  Frank Tod

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan send as delegates to AMO in Windsor for the annual AMO conference the following members of Council; Councillor Nicholls and Mayor Smith
Carried







11    ACCOUNTS

RESOLUTION No. 2010-187
Moved By: Kris Nicholls                Seconded By:    Patti Paul

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recognizes payment of cheques numbered 5674-5783 and approves the accounts as presented and circulated in the amount of: Roads (payroll and vouchers) $82,207.13 and Levies $98,688.82; and General Government (Payroll and Vouchers) $192,293.40; for a total of $373,189.35.

Carried

12    CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION No. 2010-188
Moved By: Tony Pratas                Seconded By:     Frank Tod

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now enters a Closed Session pursuant to Section 239 (2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S)  2001, Chapter 25 to Consider;
3  Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Municipal or local board employees;
1 proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the Municipality;

Carried
RESOLUTION No. 2010-189
Moved By: Tony Pratas                Seconded By:     Frank Tod

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now return to open session at: 10:45 p.m.
Carried


13    CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW 2010-29

RESOLUTION No. 2010-190
Moved By: Frank Tod                    Seconded By:     Kris Nicholls   
Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan introduces By-law No. 2010-29, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting of July 14, 2010 and adopts the by-law as being read the first time, second time and a final third time;
And Further that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the By-law and to affix the Corporate seal.
Carried
14    ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION No. 2010-191
Moved By: Frank Tod                    Seconded By:    Tony Pratas
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now adjourns this meeting at: 10:47 p.m.
Carried

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