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Regular Meeting of Council

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Magnetawan Community Centre

Present:

Councillor Charlie Gray (Deputy Mayor)

Councillor Jack Crossman

Councillor Bryan Hampson

Councillor Barry Mutton

Absent:
Mayor Sam Dunnett

Staff:
Roger Labelle, Clerk-Administrator
John Santarossa, EDO

Declaration of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof: Councillor Crossman regarding Account Payable and Item 9.1 on Agenda.


Presentation:

Matthew Fischer of Matthew Fischer & Associates made a presentation regarding the final Economic Development  Strategy.
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Resolution no. 2013-309

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that the agenda for this regular meeting of Council be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-310

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that the Economic Development Strategy for Magnetawan, as presented by Matthew Fischer & Associates, be adopted.

Carried

Resolution no. 2013-311

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that the minutes of the Regular meeting of Council dated Oct. 09, 2013 be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-312

Moved by: Councillor Mutton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the Municipality of Magnetawan hereby submits an Expression of Interest (EOI) for funding from the Small, Rural & Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund, and further, that Municipality certifies that the information in the EOI is factually accurate; that a comprehensive asset management plan will be in place by Dec. 31, 2013; that the said asset management plan will be publicly available by May 30, 2014; and that the project put forward will be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-313

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the minutes of the EcDev Committee dated Sept. 16, 2013 be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-314

Moved by: Councillor Mutton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that Councillor Hampson be appointed as Council representative on the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EcDev) for the remainder of the term. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-315

Moved by: Councillor Mutton

Seconded by: Councillor Hampson

Be it resolved that the Economic Development Officer represents the Municipality of Magnetawan at the Tourism Task Force sessions in Parry Sound on Oct. 30, November 04 and Nov. 12, 2013.Carried

Resolution no. 2013-316
Moved by: Councillor  Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that Council accepts recommendations #1 and # 3 of the Municipal Planner dated Oct. 16, 2013 with respect to Pt. Lots 27 & 28, Concession 4 in the former Township of Chapman (Consent Application/Jenney). Carried

Resolution no. 2013-317

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Hampson


Be it resolved that the attached application for consent from Ross Cary be accepted in principle and referred to the Central Almaguin Planning Board. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-318

Moved by: Councillor Mutton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman


Be it resolved that By-law No. 2013-21 to deem part of Registered Plan 319 in the Municipality of Magnetawan not to be a Registered Plan of subdivision for the purpose of Section 50(4) of the Planning Act be adopted this date; and further that the Mayor and Clerk-Administrator execute the by-law. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-319

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Whereas there is lack of information and unanswered questions regarding the Near North District School Board’s Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) process, be it resolved that Council supports suspension of the ARC review.Carried

Resolution no. 2013-320

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the offer to take ownership of properties and equipment of the Ahmic Croft Volunteer Fire Brigade Corporation be accepted and further that the Solicitor be authorized to proceed with transfer effective January 1, 2014. Deferred

Resolution no. 2013-321

Moved by: Councillor Mutton

Seconded by: Councillor Hampson


Be it resolved that the attached application from Samuel Thomas Langford, Estate Trustee for the Estate of Harvey E. Langford, for exchange of lands (traveled road) be accepted in principle; and that there be no monetary consideration to be paid to the Municipality for the land exchange; and further that the applicant be responsible for all the Municipality’s costs. Deferred

Resolution no. 2013-322

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that Council recognizes payment of cheques numbered 10704 to 10745 and approve the accounts in the amount of:

Roads – payroll and vouchers                                       $ 103,174.53

Levies                                                                                                $   42,725.50 
General Government (payroll and vouchers)         $   55,172.47

$201,072.50 Carried

Resolution no. 2013-323

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor             Mutton

Be it resolved that this meeting be closed to the public at 8:50 p.m. to discuss matters listed under agenda Item no. 12 of this meeting. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-324

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor             Mutton

Be it resolved that this meeting be re-opened to the public at 9:25 p.m. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-325

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor             Mutton

Be it resolved that Garry Keown be appointed Acting-Public Works Superintendent for the Municipality of Magnetawan subject to the following conditions:

 

 

 

  1. 1. Appointment is from Oct. 29, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2013.
  2. 2. $40.00 per hour
  3. 3. Maximum of 20 hours per week.
  4. 4. $0.45 per km for commuting from Powassan, ON to Magnetawan.
  5. 5. Not part of the regular employee benefits program.


And further that this position serve as Head of the PWD and reports to the Clerk-Administrator. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-326

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that Dibrina Sure Human Resources Inc. be retained for recruiting a Public Works Superintendent for the Municipality of Magnetawan. Carried

Resolution no. 2013-327

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Mutton

Be it resolved that this meeting now adjourns at 9:35 p.m.  Carried

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Deputy Mayor, Charlie Gray

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Clerk-Administrator, Roger Labelle

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