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Regular Meeting of Council

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Magnetawan Community Centre

Present:
Mayor Sam Dunnett

Councillor Charlie Gray

Councillor Jack Crossman

Councillor Bryan Hampson

Absent:
Councillor Mutton

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

Helen Purdy, Parks and Maintenance Manager

Dean Butticci, Fire Chief

Declaration of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof: None


Ron Osborne addressed Council regarding the sale of municipal Open Shore Road Allowance to Ralph Heimbecker. A copy of the presentation available at the Clerk’s Office.

Presentation was made by Gord Crosby of AECOM regarding sidewalk reconstruction.

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Resolution no. 2014-190

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that the agenda for this Regular meeting of Council be adopted with addendum. Carried

Resolution no. 2014-191

Moved by: Councillor Gray

Seconded by: Councillor Hampson

Be it resolved that the minutes of the Regular meeting of Council dated June 25, 2014 be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2014-192

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that the minutes of the Magnetawan Community Centre Board dated June 25, 2014 be adopted; and further that the access to the Community Centre parking lot from Biddy St. be gated for safety of the users of Community Centre grounds. Carried

Resolution no. 2014-193

Moved by: Councillor Gray

Seconded by: Councillor Hampson

Be it resolved that By-law no. 2014-18 to deem Part of Registered Plan 319 in the Municipality of Magnetawan not to be a registered Plan of Subdivision for the purposes of Section 50 (4) of the Planning Act, be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2014-194

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that the attached proposal dated June 20, 2014 from Fowler Construction for $75,286.95 plus HST for various roadwork be accepted. Carried

Resolution no. 2014-195

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the Town of Penetanguishene resolution dated June 25, 2014 (attached) regarding the Small and Rural School Alliance. Carried

Resolution no. 2014-196

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

WHEREAS the Town of Parry Sound assumed the governance responsibility for Land ambulances services, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as of January 1, 2001 within the District of Parry Sound;

AND WHEREAS EMS are a shared responsibility in the District of Parry Sound by means of a joint service agreement between the Town of Parry Sound and the Organized Municipalities within the District of Parry Sound;



AND WHEREAS the West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) administrates to and operates  the EMS on behalf of the Town of Parry Sound and the District of Parry Sound Municipal partners;

AND WHEREAS a Tax Levy to all Organized Member Municipalities is demanded by the Town of Parry Sound to pay for such services;

AND WHEREAS the West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) has found it necessary to discontinue their involvement in the delivery of the volunteer ambulance service to the unincorporated Argyle area and approached the Town of Parry Sound to provide EMS (a Municipal Taxed Levy service) ;

AND WHEREAS there is no direct tax levy system in place for the delivery of a EMS system to unincorporated areas in the District of Parry Sound;

AND WHEREAS the Council of The Town of Parry Sound has unilaterally agreed to provide, through the WPSHC, to supply and establish a manned onsite delivery ambulance service 12/7 (365) using the Municipal Taxed EMS system into the unincorporated Argyle area and with the knowledge that the unincorporated areas within the District of Parry Sound are not a signed member of the Joint Service Agreement therefore not eligible to receive a Municipal Taxed Levied manned onsite EMS system;

AND WHEREAS this decision by The Council of The Town of Parry Sound binds the District of Parry Sound Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and its Municipal Partners to all costs involved  in the “redeployment” of EMS from the South River Ambulance Station into the unincorporated Argyle area;

AND WHEREAS this decision was passed without full consultation or full disclosure
to the EMS Member Municipalities/Councils;

AND WHEREAS the notification of this most important “redeployment” of EMS into the unincorporated Argyle area was through a very vague news release to the member Municipalities;

AND WHEREAS "redeployment" will mean that the South River Ambulance Station will lose the 12 hour night shift (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.) and will be replaced by a 6 hour call back system (2 a.m. – 7 a.m.), leaving 6 hours (7 p.m. - 2 a.m.) with no EMS Team being deployed from the South River Station as referred to in the Town of Parry Sound 'Background Report' written by CAO/Clerk Rob Mens and submitted only to the Town of Parry Sound Council;

AND WHEREAS it will be a step back in service to return to a night time “call back EMS ambulance system" in South River as it had been proven when in use in the past, at this location, to be inefficient and costly, which resulted in the installation of a full 12 hour night shift now presently in place;

AND WHEREAS this “redeployment” of EMS assets and the delivery of the EMS system proposed to being diverted from South River to the unincorporated area of Argyle will cause harm to the now efficient delivery of EMS for the East Parry Sound area/residents;

AND WHEREAS area volunteer Fire Departments who are providing 'First Response Medical Services' will experience an increase in their First Response calls as a result of the shorter night shift time that is being proposed for the South River EMS Ambulance Station;

AND WHEREAS increased Fire Department budgets will be required in order to cover these extra call out costs;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Magnetawan does not support the “redeployment” of EMS ambulance services nor the downloading of associated costs arising from the “redeployment" of EMS services from the South River Station to the unincorporated area of Argyle nor the downloading of associated costs arising from the “redeployment” of EMS services;

AND FURTHER that the Town of Parry Sound Council rescind resolution # 2014-136 and continue the EMS delivery system 24/7/365 already in place in South River;

AND FURTHER as all unincorporated areas are governed by and administered to by the Province of Ontario, therefore any and all funding required to maintain an EMS ambulance building/station and EMS manned ambulance, shall be totally paid for by the Province of Ontario;

AND FURTHER that any associated costs referring to the establishment and delivery of an EMS, as described above, into unincorporated areas shall not be downloaded to the organized Member Municipal Partners within The Parry Sound District;

AND FURTHER that this resolution be circulated to all EMS Member Municipalities in the Parry Sound District for their support.

c.c.
Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne
Ministry of Health, Minister Eric Hoskins
Ministry of Northern Mines and Development, Minister Michael Gravelle
Federation of Northern Municipalities (FONOM), President Alan Spacek
MPP, Norm Miller
Carried

Resolution no. 2014-197

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that Garry Keown be appointed as Acting-PWS for the PWD until December 31, 2014 with the conditions outlined on Schedule “A” attached. Carried


Resolution no. 2014-198
Moved by: Councillor Gray
Seconded by: Councillor Hampson

Be it resolved that the following tenders be received for a new Loader Backhoe for PWD:

No.

Bidder

Amount, HST incl.

1.

G.F. Preston Sales & Service Ltd.

$139,639.75

2.

Miller Technology Inc.

$112,152.50

3.

Nortrax

$130,413.30

And further that the bids be reviewed by the Acting-PWS for a recommendation to Council at the next meeting.

Carried

Resolution no. 2014-199
Moved by: Councillor Gray
Seconded by: Councillor Hampson

Be it resolved that the Council of Magnetawan hereby authorizes partial refund of Parkland fees for consent application relevant to Quiet Bay Log Motel in the amount of $1,259.30. Carried

Resolution no. 2014-200

Moved by: Councillor Gray

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that Council recognizes payment of cheques numbered 11658 to 11692 and approve the accounts in the amount of:

Roads – payroll and vouchers                                       $  18,334.56

Levies                                                                                                $114,916.83
General Government (payroll and vouchers)         $106,207.41

$239,458.80  
Carried

Resolution no. 2014-201

Moved by: Councillor Hampson

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that this meeting now adjourns at 2:50 p.m.  Carried



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Mayor, Sam Dunnett


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Clerk-Administrator, Roger Labelle

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