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Regular Meeting of Council

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at1:00 p.m.

Magnetawan Community Center

Present:      Mayor Dunnett, Councillors Brunton, Crossman, Gray and

Hetherington

Staff:                   Jim Mahoney, Deputy-Clerk

 

Disclosure of Interest – Councillor Crossman on accounts payable

Resolution no. 2015-295

Moved by: Councillor Hetherington

Seconded by: Councillor Gray

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

Carried

 

Resolution no. 2015-296

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Second by: Councillor Brunton

Be it resolved that the minutes of regular Council meeting of October 14, 2015 be adopted. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-297

Moved by: Councillor Gray

Seconded by: Councillor Hetherington

WHEREAS the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association (AFIA) is a local volunteer organization dedicated to improving recreational fishing in local lakes for the past 35 years; and

WHEREAS the AFIA has enjoyed a cooperative arrangement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to gather both sperm and eggs from pickerel/walleye fish at the Magnetawan locks/dam system in the Village of Magnetawan and mix, incubate and release the fry into local lakes, inclusive of Lakes Cecebe and Ahmic, during those years; and

WHEREAS the AFIA’s fish stocking program is fully funded by fund raising and has not cost the MNRF any monies at all; and

WHEREAS the AFIA runs a successful informative educational program during the spawning time for all local school children; and

WHEREAS the AFIA’s stocking program has the full support of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council, local Cottage Associations, service groups, outfitters, commercial business, industries and local Municipalities; and

WHEREAS a Nipissing University study in 2010 stated “Beyond the obvious benefits that the tourist industry would gain from an improved recreational fishery the AFIA’s program also adds a unique marketing dynamic to the community”; and

WHEREAS the MNRF is not supportive of continuing the same local fish stocking program; and

WHEREAS the AFIA has volunteered to cover any of the MNRF’s costs

(ie. nets, oversight, secretarial needs and compilation of records) that may be associated with this fish stocking program;

NOW THEREFORE be it resolved that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan petition the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to direct the local office of the MNRF to enter into a long term agreement addressing the reinstatement of the valuable fish hatchery stocking program at Magnetawan to be effective 2016, inclusive of Lakes Cecebe and Ahmic; and

Further that this resolution be forwarded to the Minister of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, local MPP and all Municipalities of the District of Parry Sound. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-298

Moved by: Councillor Brunton

Seconded by: Councillor Crossman

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports a service delivery review as per attached email dated October 9, 2015 from the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal and Emergency Management. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-299

Moved by: Councillor Gray

Seconded: Councillor Hetherington

Be it resolved that the attached accounts payable and payroll report for

$172,496.38 be approved for payment. Carried

Resolution no. 2015-300

Moved by: Councillor Crossman

Seconded by: Councillor Brunton

Be it resolved that this meeting now adjourns at 2:00 p.m. Carried

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