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Regular Meeting of Council
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
at 7:00 p.m., Community Centre

Present:    Mayor, Sam Dunnett
        Councillor, Charlie Gray        Councillor, Barry Mutton
        Councillor, Bryan Hampson    Councillor, Jack Crossman
Staff:        Roger Labelle, Clerk
Guest:    Almaguin Highlands OPP  -  annual report

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof: Mayor Dunnett
declared pecuniary interest on the accounts payable due to a relative listed. Mayor Dunnett vacated his seat and Deputy-Mayor, Councillor Gray assumed the chair for a vote to take place on the motion presented.    

Resolution no. 2012-78                                                
Moved by:  Councillor Hampson
Seconded by:  Councillor Gray
Be it resolved that the agenda for this regular meeting be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2012-79
Moved by: Councillor Crossman
Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be resolved  that the minutes of special Council meeting of March 6, 2012 and regular Council meeting of March 14, 2012 be adopted. Carried            

Resolution no.  2012-80
Moved by:   Councillor Gray
Seconded:   Councillor Hampson

Be it resolved that by-law no. 2012-07 to authorize the execution of a consent agreement between the Municipality of Magnetawan and Old Man’s Creek LLC
be read a first, a second time, and third time and adopted this 28 th day of March 2012.  Carried

Resolution no. 2012-81    
Moved by: Councillor Mutton
Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that by-law no. 2012-08 to authorize amendments to Council Procedural By-Law no. 2009-06 be read a first, second and third time and adopted this 28th day of March 28, 2012. Carried

Resolution no. 2012-82
Moved by: Councillor Hampson    
Seconded by: Councillor Gray

        Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the
        attached resolution from Strong Township regarding amendments proposed to
        the Joint Building Committee agreement. Carried        

Resolution no. 2012-83
Moved by: Councillor Crossman
Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that $ 100.00 be donated to the Magnetawan Agricultural Society for the 2012 special prize book, and $400.00 for the 135th annual Fall Fair 2012. Carried  

Resolution no. 2012-84                          
Moved by:  Councillor Hampson
    Seconded by: Councillor Gray

WHEREAS  any readjustment of the boundaries of an electoral district must respect the principles of fair representation, and the inhabitants of Northern Ontario are entitled to be governed by that principle; and

WHEREAS electoral boundaries commissions, in determining boundaries , do not only consider the average population per electoral district but also give weight  to historical, geographic, linguistic, and democratic factors and principles; and

WHEREAS it is important that the electoral districts in remote northern and rural regions, because of their low population density and extreme weather  conditions, must have reasonable dimensions in order to ensure the fair representation of the inhabitants of those regions; and

WHEREAS  the northern part of Ontario is greater in geographic size than every other province and territory except for Quebec and British Columbia;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of Magnetawan supports:

a)      The Electoral  Boundaries Readjustment Act introduced in the House of  
  Commons by Nickel Belt MP, Claude Gravelle that includes broad
   support across the north and across the north across partisan lines.

b)     The Electoral districts in Northern Ontario being no less than 10 and that Northern Ontario means the geographic area comprising the following   10 current electoral    districts: Algoma – Manitoulin – Kapuskasing; Kenora; Nickel Belt; Nipissing -  Timiskaming; Parry Sound – Muskoka; Sault Ste. Marie; Sudbury; Thunder Bay – Superior North; and Timmins – James Bay.  Carried                            

Resolution no. 2012-85
Moved by: Councillor Mutton
        Seconded by: Councillor Crossman
Be it resolved that Council do hereby proclaim April 23 to 27, 2012 as National
Victims of Crime Awareness Week in the Municipality of Magnetawan. Carried

    Resolution no. 2012-86
Moved by:  Councillor Crossman
Seconded by: Councillor Hampson
Be it resolved that the following accounts be approved for payment:
cheques numbered 8435-8478 in the amounts of:
a)    Roads  (payroll and vouchers)                  $     18,845.51   
b)    Levies                                         $   107,881.04   
c)    General Government (payroll & vouchers)      $      43,308.80
                                                                                          $    170,035.35 Carried

Resolution no. 2012-87
Moved by: Councillor Mutton
Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that $5,000.00 be advanced to the Recreation Committee pending budget approval 2012. Carried
Resolution no. 2012-88                    
Moved by: Councillor Mutton
Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that this meeting adjourns at 8:20 p.m. Carried



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