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MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Wednesday February 9, 2011

7:00 p.m.

Magnetawan Community Centre


Present:               Mayor:                 Sam Dunnett

Councillors:        Barry Mutton, Jack Crossman, Charlie Gray and Bryan Hampson

Staff:                     Mark Urbanski CAO / Clerk


1.      ADOPTION OF AGENDA / OPENING COMMENTS – Mayor Sam Dunnett


Mayor Sam Dunnett thanked those members of the public for showing up to the meeting tonight, which is appreciated.


RESOLUTION No. 2011-53

Moved By:      Barry Mutton                                     Seconded By: Jack Crossman


Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for the Regular meeting of Council on Wednesday February 9, 2011, as amended.

Carried

2.     DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST


None declared.


3.     MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

3.1 to 3.2


RESOLUTION No. 2011-54

Moved By: Charlie Gray                                            Seconded By: Bryan Hampson


Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the Minutes for the following meetings;


Special Council meeting of Council held January 26, 2011

Regular Meeting of Council held on Wednesday January 26, 2011

Carried





4.     MUNICIPAL BOARDS / COMMITTEES


RESOLUTION No. 2011-55

Moved By: Jack Crossman                                         Seconded By: Barry Mutton


South East Parry Sound Meeting Minutes Thursday January 27, 2011

P.O.A. Partners Meeting Minutes Thursday January 20, 2011

Report to the Board of Health September 22, 2010

Board of Health Meeting minutes September 22, 2010

Carried

5.     DEPUTATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS


5.1              Leah Toth – Royal Bank Burks Falls Branch, Magnetawan Library expansion donation

Leah Toth, from the Royal Bank branch of Burk’s Falls made a donation to the Magnetawan Library expansion project in the amount of $1,500.00. Ms. Toth noted that the cause was very worthy of a donation from the Royal Bank and that over 10,000 applications are sent in every year to the Royal Bank and Ms. Toth was pleased that the Magnetawan Library was awarded the grant. Ms. Toth encouraged other organizations within the area to take the time to apply for the grant.

5.2              Recreation Committee – Event and Draft budget update

Aileen Ireland, Chair of the Recreation Committee and Janice Skinner, Secretary of the Committee gave Council an overview of the activities planned up to and including Canada Day. The Committee requested a $200 advance to help them put on a weekly movie night and a further $2,000 for the upcoming Winter Carnival in March.


RESOLUTION No. 2011-56

Moved By: Bryan Hampson                                                   Seconded By: Charlie Gray


Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan support the Recreation Committee activities as outlined in their initial activity events for the year 2011; in the amount of $2,200.


AND FURTHER that the Recreation Committee be permitted to present to Council additional Activity expenses as part of the 2011 Budget process for Council’s consideration.

Carried


Council thanked the Committee for their work and will await the final budget from the Recreation Committee for approval in conjunction with the Municipal Budget.


5.3              Near North School Board Trustee – Al Bottomley

Mr. Al Bottomley, local Trustee, gave a presentation regarding the new High School and the attributes associated with the new uses and layout of the complex. Mr. Bottomley noted that the new high school is fully accessible and that natural light is worked into most of the facility along with oxygen circulation throughout the building to get rid of stale air. The current high school enrollment is about 680 people and the new school can accommodate up to 800. The Grand Opening will be on the October long weekend and the new High School will be in operation come this Fall.


6.     REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS


6.1              Official Plan and Zoning By-law target dates for public sessions in 2011


The public Planning sessions to be held was discussed and that the date suggested for August 26 be switched to August 27, 2011 so that more cottagers can be present on the Saturday.


7.     BY-LAWS

CAO, Mark Urbanski stated that once the gas tank is in place for the encroachment By-law the certificate of insurance delineating the new tank will be incorporated into Ahmic Maintenance and Storage Insurance policy. Mark Langford commented on his agreement with Council that it will be included on the certificate of insurance once in place.


7.1 2011-08 Ahmic Maintenance and Storage Amendment By-law Encroachment

RESOLUTION No. 2011-57

Moved By:      Charlie Gray                                        Seconded By: Bryan Hampson


Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts by-law No. 2011-08, being a by-law to amend By-Law 2010-22 in order to revise schedule ‘A’ with respect to the encroachment agreement between the Municipality and Ahmic Maintenance and Storage LTD., be considered read a first time, second time and a final third time.

Carried

8.     CORRESPONDENCE

8.1              Correspondence for Action

8.1.1        F.O.N.O.M. 2011 Annual Conference


RESOLUTION No. 2011-58

Moved By:            Jack Crossman                                               Seconded By: Barry Mutton


BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of Magnetawan send to the annual Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities 2011 Conference in Timmins Ontario May 11, 12 and 13;

Jack Crossman, Sam Dunnett, Bryan Hampson, Charlie Gray and Mark Urbanski

Carried


8.1.2        Central Almaguin Planning Board B003;B004 and B006/11


RESOLUTION No. 2011-59

Moved By:              Barry Mutton                                                Seconded By: Jack Crossman


Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan refer to the Municipal Planner, Jim Dyment, Central Almaguin Planning Board applications B003, B004 and B006/11 for further clarification and recommendations;

Carried


8.1.3        South East Parry Sound Steering Committee 2011 admin. Fee


RESOLUTION No. 2011-60

Moved By:              Bryan Hampson                                            Seconded By: Charlie Gray


Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan remit to the Township of Ryerson for the South East Parry Sound Steering Committee a total of $40.00 for the year 2011.

Carried


8.1.4        Ms. Marion Tilson request to allow a inspection station


RESOLUTION No. 2011-61

Moved By:              Barry Mutton                                                Seconded By: Jack Crossman


Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accept Ms. Tilson’s request dated January 31, 2011by issuing her a letter stating that the Municipality has no objections to allow an inspection station, for the purposes of general automotive repair and inspection, on Pt Lot 12 Con 8 (Croft) in the Municipality of Magnetawan.

Carried


8.1.5        Burk’s Falls Art and Crafts Club Request for summer students support


Council supported the request and that the application be brought back to the February 23, 2011 Council meeting for approval and that the Burk’s Falls Art Club work out the details in the application with the CAO/Clerk


8.1.6        Joint Building Committee reply letter January 13, 2011


The Mayor noted that the meeting scheduled with the JBC chair and staff was postponed due to inclement weather last week and another meeting will be scheduled with them to include; Sam Dunnett, Brian Horsman, Mark Urbanski and Barry Mutton, in order to work out some details regarding the administration between the J.B.C. and Magnetawan.


RESOLUTION No. 2011-62

Moved By:              Charlie Gray                                                  Seconded By: Bryan Hampson


WHEREAS the Council has requested to continue to be part of the Joint Building Committee;

AND WHEREAS the Joint Building Committee has dealt with the Council of Magnetawan’s request and provided a letter dated January 13, 2011 for Council’s consideration;


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of Magnetawan approve the conditions as follows;


1.      As of the effective date when Magnetawan returns to the JBC, Magnetawan will not have in its employ; any C.B.O. / Deputy C.B.O. or any building inspector without prior written consent from the J.B.C. and will be under the direction and supervision of the J.B.C. / C.B.O.

2.      That the J.B.O. CBO may refuse to accept prior inspection approvals or refuse to issue final inspection and approval with respect to any building permit issued or inspections conducted in the Municipality of Magnetawan between October 4, 2010 and the date on which the JBC agrees to resume providing services to Magnetawan if the JBC, CBO cannot satisfy himself that any structure is in compliance with the Ontario Building Code. The Municipality of Magnetawan understands that it is solely legally responsible under the Building Code Act and otherwise for any damages or other consequences of building permits issued from October 4, 2010 until the JBC resumes their service and will indemnify and save the JBC, its member Municipalities and the CBO and staff of the JBC from any claims that may result.

3.      That the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan acknowledges that the Joint Building Committee has the Authority to set hours of operation and office location where its services will be provided and understand that these may not include office hours within the Municipality of Magnetawan.

Carried


8.1.7        Association of Municipalities of Ontario annual membership fee


RESOLUTION No. 2011-63

Moved By:              Jack Crossman                                              Seconded By: Barry Mutton


Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan remit the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for the 2011 annual Membership fee in the amount of $1,838.05.

Carried






8.2              Correspondence for Information


8.2.1        Accessibility Report 2010 Municipal Elections


Mark Urbanski asked if there were any questions relating to the report. Council had none.


8.2.2        Magnetawan Lion’s club thank you letter to Park’s and Recreation staff

8.2.3        Ministry of Natural Resources Forest Fire Management Agreement info.

8.2.4        O.P.P. Revised Salary rate estimates

8.2.5        Hydro One Maintenance 2011 Program and notification


The Mayor asked if there were any comments or questions from Council regarding the Correspondence.


9.     NEW BUSINESS


9.1               Almaguin Highlands Health Centre Committee appointment


RESOLUTION No. 2011-64

Moved By:            Bryan Hampson                                             Seconded By: Charlie Gray


Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan appoint Mayor Sam Dunnett to the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre Committee.

Carried


9.2          Cost Acknowledgement Agreement discussion


The Mayor and CAO discussed having Council include the item as a schedule with the Fees and Charges By-law in order to collect from individuals doing some planning initiatives to help offset costs associated with their request. Council concurred.



10.                        ACCOUNTS


RESOLUTION No. 2011-65

Moved By:              Jack Crossman                                              Seconded By: Barry Mutton


Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recognizes payment of cheques numbered 6862-6911 and approves the accounts as presented and circulated in the amount of: Roads (payroll and vouchers) $29,685.11 and Levies $10,000; and General Government (Payroll and Vouchers) $432,480.16; for a total of $472,165.27

Carried





11.                        ADJOURNMENT


RESOLUTION No. 2011-66

Moved By:      Charlie Gray                                        Seconded By: Bryan Hampson


Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now adjourns this meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Carried


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