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The regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan was held at the Magnetawan Community Centre on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

 

Council members present: Mayor Sam Dunnett; Councillors Tim Brunton, Jack Crossman, Charlie Gray, and John Hetherington.

 

Staff in attendance: Clerk-Administrator Andrew Farnsworth; Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hill; Parks and Maintenance Manager Helen Purdy.

 

Delegations: none.

 

Notice of this meeting was posted on the municipal web site.

 

 

1.  CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 P.M.

 

2.  ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2016-01

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

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

 

3.  DISCLOSURE OF MONETARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

None declared.

 

4.  PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None.

 

5.  PRESENTATION

None.

 

6.  ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2016-02

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

Be it resolved that the minutes of the regular Council meeting of December 21, 2015 and special meetings of December 17 and 21, 2015 be adopted. (Carried)

 

7.  BY-LAWS

7.1 RESOLUTION  2016-03

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

Be it resolved that By-law no. 2016-01 to appoint Andrew Farnsworth as Clerk-Administrator for the Municipality of Magnetawan effective January 13, 2016, be adopted. (Carried)

 

 

 

8.  REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

8.1. Council received fourth-quarter written reports (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2015) from the CBO, Treasurer, Parks and Maintenance Manager, Clerk-Administrator, and Public Works Superintendent.

 

8.2. Public Works Superintendent Bruce Hill discussed a written report regarding the replacement of the 445CT skidsteer. Mr. Hill noted that the Municipality does not need another skidsteer, and instead has the need for a front end loader. Mr. Hill advised Council that the money from the skidsteer insurance replacement value will help to offset the cost of purchase of a front end loader.

 

Council authorized Mr. Hill to issue a specification and tender and to include the trade-in of un-needed attachments leftover from the skidsteer.

RESOLUTION  2016-04

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorize the Public Works Superintendent to issue a specification and tender for a front end loader. (Carried)

 

8.2 (a). Councillor Hetherington raised the issue that during the Accommodation Review Process for Magnetawan Central Public School, Magnetawan had offered to provide snow plowing and grass cutting services at the school to the Near North District School Board (NNDSB). To date no action has been taken.

 

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to draft a letter to the NNDSB to this effect, re-stating the offer and including a request for information regarding further partnership opportunities between the Municipality and the Board.

 

8.3 Councillor Brunton discussed a written report regarding updates from the Joint Economic Development Committee and the Community Development Officer, Courtney Rizzo.

 

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to invite Ms. Rizzo to the January 27 meeting for introductions.

 

Council named the Clerk-Administrator as alternate for Councillor Brunton on the Joint Economic Development Committee.

 

8.4 Council reviewed a list of Municipal properties in the Village of Magnetawan that could be used for the Adopt-A-Home program.

 

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to invite Myles Donahue, Chairperson, South Almaguin Adopt-A-Home Committee, in to the office to review the list of properties.

 

8.5 Council reviewed the Memo from MHBC regarding a Zoning By-law amendment submitted by Mark Langford.

 

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to work with the planner to forward the matter.

 

RESOLUTION  2016-05

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

Be it resolved that the memo dated December 16, 2015 from MHBC regarding rezoning application of Mark Langford (1895507 Ontario Inc.) be adopted. (Deferred)

 

8.6 RESOLUTION  2016-06

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the consent application dated October 30, 2015 from Jan Kuczek, property owner (Robert Phillips, agent) subject to the following conditions:  1. Payment of applicable fees under planning by-laws no. 2011-11 and 2011-16 and user fees/charges by-law no. 2009-29;  2. That the lot be in compliance with the requirements of the Municipal Zoning By-law;  3. Compliance with provincial and municipal planning documents. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

8.7 Clerk-Administrator Andrew Farnsworth discussed a written report regarding work plan priorities; AMCTO education and membership registration; and a summary of four quotes and recommendation for replacement of the office photocopier.

RESOLUTION  2016-07

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approve the purchase of a Konica C554e Multifunction Colour Document System photocopier from Near North Business Machines in the amount of $7,995.00 plus HST. (Carried)

 

9.  CORRESPONDENCE

9.1 Council reviewed the revised Terms of Reference for the South Almaguin Highlands Regional Fire Services Committee.

RESOLUTION  2016-08

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

Be it resolved that the attached revised Terms of Reference for the South Almaguin Highlands Regional Fire Services Committee, be adopted. (Carried)

 

9.2 Council discussed a request for a $250 sponsorship from Mr. Bill Woodruff for Drag at the Mag.

 

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to write a letter to Mr. Woodruff to use the $250 as a sponsorship only if there is an insufficient number of business partners, and otherwise to consider it as a donation.

RESOLUTION  2016-09

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approve the sponsorship request of Drag at the Mag in the amount of $250.00. (Carried)

 

10.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

 

11.  ADDENDUM

None.

 

12.  ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION  2016-010

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

Be it resolved that the attached accounts payable and payroll report for $177,244.35 be approved for payment. (Carried)

 

13.  CLOSED SESSION MEETING AGENDA – pursuant to the Municipal Act S. 239(2)

Council moved into closed session to discuss:

13.1 Ongoing litigation, pursuant to Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25, Section 239 (2)(e)

13.2 CUPE collective agreement renewal, pursuant to Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25, Section 239 (2) (d)

13.3 Cemetery land acquisition, pursuant to Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25, Section 239 (2) (a)

RESOLUTION  2016-011

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

Be it resolved that this meeting be closed to the public at 2:20 P.M. to discuss matters under agenda item 13. (Carried)

 

RESOLUTION  2016-012

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

Be it resolved that this meeting be re-opened to the public at 3:50 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

14.  QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

None.

 

15.  NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held at the Magnetawan Community Centre on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

 

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to request draft budgets from the Department Heads to be considered at the regularly scheduled meeting to be held at the Magnetawan Community Centre on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:00 P.M.

 

16.  ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION  2016-013

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

Be it resolved that this meeting now adjourns at 3:55 P.M. (Carried)

 

 



ORIGINAL  SIGNED  JANUARY  27 ,  2016

 

 


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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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