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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, February 10, 2015 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

 

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  2016-41

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this regular meeting of Wednesday, February 10, 2016. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2016-42

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the minutes of the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, January 27, 2016. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None.

6. PRESENTATION

Randie Doorninck and Tiffany Elliott, East Parry Sound Literacy Council (EPSLC)

Ms. Doorninck described the mandate and efforts of the EPSLC, including: the development of reading, writing, numeracy, critical thinking, and life skills; and assistance for adult learners to help them reach their employment and educational goals. The EPSLC is requesting financial support from municipalities for 2016 programming. Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to prepare a resolution for the next regular meeting.

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Chief Building Official (CBO), Brian Horsman

7.1.1. Council reviewed the annual report on building fees and directed the Clerk-Administrator to prepare updated fees by-laws for the next regular meeting.

RESOLUTION 2016-43

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the annual report on building fees from the Chief Building Official, Brian Horsman. (Carried)

7.1.2. Council received the CBO’s 2016 Draft Budget Report.

7.2. Public Works Superintendent, Bruce Hill

7.2.1. Council discussed a report from Mr. Hill regarding the Landfill Consultant. Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to invite Aecom to a Council meeting to explain the Updated Landfill Calculations in detail.

RESOLUTION 2016-44

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Public Works Superintendent to issue a specification and tender for a Landfill Monitoring Consultant. (Carried)

7.2.2. RESOLUTION 2016-45

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes Charles Saunders and Matthew Towler to register for and attend the Ontario Good Roads Association T.J. Mahoney Road School, Construction Component, from May2, 2016 to May 4, 2016, at a cost of $1,210 plus HST and plus disbursements per attendee. (Carried)

7.3. Clerk-Administrator’s Report

7.3.1. Council discussed the details of the renewal by the Town of Parry Sound of the Land Ambulance Services delivery contract.

 

RESOLUTION 2016-46

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

WHEREAS the Town of Parry Sound is the designated delivery agent for Emergency Medical Service in the District of Parry Sound, including the Municipality of Magnetawan;

AND WHEREAS the Parry Sound District Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee (“the Advisory Committee”) makes recommendations to the Town of Parry Sound on behalf of District municipalities;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan requests that the Town of Parry Sound forward copies of all decisions, reports, tenders, agreements, documents, or decisions related to their role as delivery agent for land ambulance services in the Parry Sound District, directly to the Clerk of each municipality within the District;

AND THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan requests that the Advisory Committee solicit input or consensus from the Council of each municipality in the District when the Advisory Committee is considering issues of wide-ranging importance, including but not limited to Service Delivery Contract renewals or amendments to the Advisory Committee Terms of Reference. (Carried)

7.3.2. RESOLUTION 2016-47

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the 2016 Accessibility Policy. (Carried)

7.3.3. Council discussed a draft job description for Recreation Coordinator and directed the Clerk-Administrator to make edits and to circulate the job posting.

7.3.4. Council reviewed the updated advertisement for Recreation Committee and Heritage Board volunteer members.

7.3.5. RESOLUTION 2016-48

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan expresses its intent to contribute up to $67,676.50 for improvements to the Ahmic Harbour Community Centre, provided that matching funds are successfully obtained through the Industry Canada, Canada 150 Infrastructure Program. (Carried)

 

7.3.6. RESOLUTION 2016-49

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to deliver the attached Lease Agreement to the owners of 154 and 156 Sparks Street, Magnetawan, and to communicate Council’s intent to lease the land for the purpose of beautification of the Village. (Carried)

7.4. RESOLUTION 2016-50

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

WHEREAS Section 284 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, C.25, as amended, requires the treasurer of a municipality to provide to the council an itemized statement on remuneration expenses paid in the previous year;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the Treasurer’s statement of Council remuneration for the 2015 year. (Carried)

7.5. RESOLUTION 2016-51

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to renew the Municipality’s membership in the Ontario Good Roads Association for 2016, in the amount of $696.66 plus HST. (Carried)

7.6. RESOLUTION 2016-52

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the minutes from the January 14, 2016 meeting of the South Almaguin Highlands Regional Fire Services Committee. (Carried)

 

7.7. RESOLUTION 2016-53

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the minutes from the January 20, 2016 meeting of the Central Almaguin Planning Board. (Carried)

 

7.8. RESOLUTION 2016-54

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the minutes from the January 20, 2016 meeting of the Community Centre Board. (Carried)

7.9. Council received Department 2016 draft budgets. Council set the date for a Special Meeting to discuss the 2016 budget on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at the Magnetawan Community Centre.

8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2016-55

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-07, being a By-law to appoint a Lottery Licensing Officer. (Carried)

8.2. RESOLUTION 2016-56

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-08, being a By-law to designate a Head for the purposes of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), and to delegate the duties of the Head to the Clerk-Administrator. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. RESOLUTION 2016-57

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the request for support from the Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre Inc. in the amount of $1,000. (Carried)

9.2. Item: City of Sudbury, resolution to move O.P.P. helicopter back to Sudbury from Orillia

 

9.3. Item: Almaguin Fishery Improvement Association: letter to Hon. Bill Mauro, MNRF

 

9.4. Item: Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Broadband internet and CRTC consultation

9.5. The Clerk-Administrator directed Council to the Correspondence File, to be viewed at leisure.

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2016-58

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll in the amount of $180,376.78;

AND FURTHER THAT the Mayor and Treasurer be authorized to sign cheques for the January 31, 2016 to February 15, 2016 period, with accounts to be ratified by council at the next regular meeting, Wednesday March 9, 2015. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2016-59

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan move to a closed session at 3:20 P.M., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, as the subject matter being considered is:

(e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board (being an update on ongoing litigation: D. Free);

(d) labour relations or employee negotiations (scheduling for CUPE collective bargaining).

(Carried)

RESOLUTION 2016-60

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 3:35 P.M. (Carried)

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

RESOLUTION 2016-61

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan cancels the regular meeting of Council scheduled for February 24, 2016;

AND FURTHER THAT the next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be held at the Magnetawan Community Centre on March 9, 2016, 1:00 P.M. (Carried)

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2016-62

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 3:40 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

 

 

 

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