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Regular Meeting of Council

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1:00 p.m., Magnetawan Community Centre

Present:  Mayor Sam Dunnett, Councillors Tim Brunton, Jack Crossman, Charlie Gray,

and John Hetherington

Staff:       Clerk-Administrator, Roger Labelle, PWS, Bruce Hill

Guest: Fad Architects Inc. regarding renovations to the Ahmic Harbour Community Centre

Disclosure of Interest: None

Resolution no. 2015-277

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Brunton

Be it resolved that the agenda for this Regular Meeting of Council be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-278

Moved by: Councillor Hetherington

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that the minutes of the regular Council meeting of September 23, 2015

be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-279

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the regular Council meeting scheduled on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015 be re-scheduled to Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-280

Moved by: Councillor Gray

Seconded by: Councillor Hetherington

Be it resolved that the Community Centre Board minutes of September 30, 2015

be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-281

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Brunton

Be it resolved that the Cemetery Board minutes of September 16, 2015 be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-282

Moved by: Councillor Hetherington

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that By-Law no. 2015-24 to regulate the use of Off Road Vehicles on Municipal Roads, and to repeal By-Law no. 2007-12, be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-283

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that Mayor, Sam Dunnett and Fire Chief, Dean Butticci be appointed as the representatives from the Municipality of Magnetawan on the Regional Fire Services

Committee; and further that any costs for the administration of this Committee be shared

on an equal 1/7 basis. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-284

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Brunton

Be it resolved that the following Members of Council be appointed to the Committee of Adjustment for the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan for this term of office:

Mayor Dunnett, Councillors Brunton, Crossman, Gray and Hetherington. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-285

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

WHEREAS the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) announced in May 2015

that it is ending the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB) program; and

WHEREAS the OSEB program was designed to provide unemployed individuals who are or recently have been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial

support while learning to operate a small business; and

WHEREAS the program has 94 % completion rate in Muskoka over the past 5 years and 76%

of the businesses launched five years ago remain open, well above Industry Canada’s

reported 5-year survival rate for small businesses; and

WHEREAS the 110 new businesses launched by OSEB graduates in Muskoka in the past five

years sustain 142 jobs, demonstrating it is successful in giving participants a pathway to self-employment and it also important rural economic development tool; and

WHEREAS OSEB programs from rural regions across Ontario reported similar statistics; and

WHEREAS MTCU’s position that entrepreneurial support is available from other service

providers overlooks the fact it has not replaced the essential income support component;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Municipality of Magnetawan recognizes the

value of the OSEB program to rural communities and requests the MTCU immediately

reinstate the program until a formal evaluation, which must include input from delivery

agencies and participants, is completed; and Further that the Ministry ensure any changes

to the OSEB program retain both the entrepreneurial and income-support components that

have made it successful. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-286

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by:  Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the Public Works Superintendent be authorized to attend the OGRA

“Managing Winter Operations” workshop October 22, 2015 in Brampton. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-287

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the following municipal officials be authorized to attend the OGRA

annual conference February 21 to 24, 2016 in Toronto: Mayor Dunnett, Councillors Brunton,

Hetherington and the Public Works Superintendent;

And further that the Administrative-Assistant be authorized to make the room reservations

at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto due to conference housing is set to open

October 20, 2015. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-288

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that Telecom Enterprises be authorized to re-audit the municipality’s telecommunication costs. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-289

Moved by: Councillor Hetherington

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that resolution no. 2015-205 be rescinded. Carried

(Re:  GreenBug Energy Inc. proposal)

Resolution no. 2015-290

Moved by: Councillor Hetherington

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that the attached accounts payable and payroll report for $181,892.27 be

approved for payment. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-291

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the attached price estimate from E. J. Williams Surveying Limited to do a boundary survey be accepted. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-292

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Brunton

Be it resolved that this meeting be closed to the public at 3:10 p.m. to discuss matters under agenda item no. 13. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-293

Moved by: Councillor Gray

Seconded by: Councillor Hetherington

Be it resolved that the meeting reconvenes in open session at 3:40 p.m. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-294

Moved by: Councillor Hetherington

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

Be it resolved that this regular meeting of Council now adjourns at 3:45 p.m. Carried

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