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COUNCIL MEETING  MINUTES

MARCH 9, 2016

 

The regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan was held at the Magnetawan Community Centre on Wednesday, March 9, 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; Fire Chief/By-Law/CEMC, Dean Butticci

 

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  2016-66

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this regular meeting of Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2016-67

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the minutes of the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, February 10, 2016, and the special meeting of Wednesday, March 2, 2016. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

Mayor Dunnett opened the public meeting at 1:10 P.M. and explained that it was a public meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information regarding a proposed zoning by-law amendment to provide site specific zoning requirements for a property on Part Lot 19, Con 3 in the Geographic Township of Croft, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, Plan 42R-20119, Parts 2, 3, 5, and 6, as a condition of consent approval.

 

The Mayor asked for comment from the public, of which there was none. The Mayor advised the public that Council would revisit the zoning by-law amendment at the next regular meeting of Council, as there had been a proposed change in conditions.

 

The Mayor asked if there were any questions from the public, of which there were none. The Mayor advised the public to contact the Clerk-Administrator for information regarding the proposed change in conditions.

 

The Mayor closed the public meeting at 1:15 P.M.

6. PRESENTATIONS

6.1. Dave Wright, Bicycle Signage: deferred.

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Council opened bids in response to the Public Works Department Request for Tender for the Supply of a Municipal Wheel Loader. Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to have the Public Works Superintendent review the bids for compliance with the specifications and provide a recommendation for purchase to Council.

7.2. Clerk-Administrator’s Report

7.2.1. The Clerk-Administrator provided a verbal report on recent health and safety training.

7.2.2. RESOLUTION 2016-68

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the application for Broadband network expansion as proposed by Blue Sky Net and as detailed in the attached letter. (Carried)

 

Fire Chief Dean Butticci provided Council with a recommendation regarding purchase of a trailer for fire services. Council passed a corresponding resolution later in the meeting, as detailed in S. 10 Addendum.

 

7.2.3. RESOLUTION 2016-69

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the Planning Memo from MHBC regarding the Zoning By-law Amendment Application for 11 Cemetery Rd., Magnetawan. (Carried)

 

7.3. RESOLUTION 2016-70

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

WHEREAS the Town of Kearney, Township of Perry, Municipality of Magnetawan, and Township of McMurrich/Monteith entered into an agreement to hire and support an Economic Development Intern through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation;

AND WHEREAS the joint economic development committee (KPMM) recommends the allocation of $20,000 to support the intern position, to be shared equally between the four municipalities;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the Municipality’s share of the Economic Development Officer Intern budget for 2016, in the amount of $5,000. (Carried)

7.4. RESOLUTION 2016-71

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

WHEREAS the Community Centre Board was established by the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan to oversee issues and make recommendations related to the administration of the Magnetawan Community Centre;

AND WHEREAS the Community Centre Board recommends that the rental fee for the Magnetawan Community Centre be increased from $25.00 to $50.00 per half day;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the increase of the Community Centre rental fee from $25.00 to $50.00. (Carried)

7.5. RESOLUTION 2016-72

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes Sam Dunnett, Tim Brunton, Charlie Gray, Jack Crossman, John Hetherington, Linda Saunders, and Andrew Farnsworth to attend the 2016 Spring Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association in Kearney on April 29, 2016, at a cost of $30.00 per attendee. (Carried)

7.6. RESOLUTION 2016-73

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the minutes from the February 17, 2016 meeting of the Central Almaguin Planning Board and the minutes from the February 4, 2016 meeting of the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre. (Carried)

8. BY-LAWS

8.1. By-law 2016-09, being a by-law to amend the Zoning By-law: deferred.

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. RESOLUTION 2016-74

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the request for support from the Magnetawan Friendship Club in the amount of $9,037.50. (Carried)

9.2. Item: Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, OGRA delegation letter

9.3. RESOLUTION 2016-75

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the joint resolution from the Town of Huntsville and the Town of Bracebridge regarding the proposal for a Contemporary Health System, including a two-hospital approach with differentiated centres of focus. (Carried)

9.4. RESOLUTION 2016-76

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the resolution and request for information from the Township of Machar regarding EMS Land Ambulance Service for Parry Sound District. (Carried)

 

9.5. Donation Requests

9.5.1. Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to request a prospectus from the East Parry Sound Literacy Council, outlining the allocation of annual expenditures.

RESOLUTION 2016-77

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the East Parry Sound Literacy Council at $0.45 per capita in the amount of $654.30. (Deferred)

9.5.2. RESOLUTION 2016-78

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association in the amount of $540.00. (Carried)

9.5.3. Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to request a prospectus from the Women’s Own Resource Centre, outlining the allocation of annual expenditures.

RESOLUTION 2016-79

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Women’s Own Resource Centre in the amount of $ [left blank]. (Deferred)

9.5.4. RESOLUTION 2016-80

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the East Parry Sound Regional Science Fair in the amount of $200.00. (Carried)

9.5.5. RESOLUTION 2016-81

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Almaguin Highlands Arts Council in the amount of [left blank]. (Defeated)

9.5.6. RESOLUTION 2016-82

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) Zone 7 Meeting Committee in the amount of [left blank]. (Defeated)

 

9.6. Council discussed concerns over Bill 100 and the perception of the public in regard to property rights where trails are concerned.

RESOLUTION 2016-83

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the resolution from the Township of McKellar regarding the provincial government taking steps to resolve landowner concerns over property rights and trails under Bill 100. (Carried)

 

9.7. RESOLUTION 2016-84

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the resolution from the Municipality of Bluewater regarding a request to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care to reinstate incentives for rural physicians. (Carried)

9.8. RESOLUTION 2016-85

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the resolution from the Town of Carleton Place regarding a request to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to revise the municipal infrastructure funding formula. (Carried)

 

9.9. RESOLUTION 2016-86

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the resolution from the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands regarding a request to the Province of Ontario to increase funding to Long Term Care Facilities. (Carried)

9.10. Council received the 2016 budget report for Eastholme and discussed the large proportion of the monthly budget that the Municipality collects and remits on behalf of other agencies. In 2015, the average monthly cost of these expenses was $197,709.50. Staff will prepare a budget chart for 2016 that shows this breakdown for inclusion in the municipal newsletter.

9.11. Council discussed communication from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), regarding further downloading of social services from the Province to municipalities. AMO does not yet have confirmation that these downloads will be accompanied by corresponding Provincial funding.

9.12. Item: AMO, Police Services Act consultations RSVP

 

9.13. Item: H.O.M.E., networking meeting RSVP

9.14. Item: Ministry of Community Safety/Correctional, community safety consultation RSVP

 

9.15. The Clerk-Administrator directed Council to the Correspondence Folder, to be viewed at leisure.

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2016-87

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period February 1, 2016 to February 15, 2016 in the amount of $102,164.36, and the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period February 16, 2016 to February 29, 2016 in the amount of $155,605.42. (Carried)

  1. 12. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2016-88

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan move to a closed session at 2:25 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:

(b) a personal matter about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board

employees (being a Human Resources reporting discussion). (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2016-89

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 3:10 P.M. (Carried)

  1. 13. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

  1. 14. ADDENDUM

RESOLUTION 2016-90

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for purchase a Miska aluminum trailer for fire services in the amount of $15,000.00. (Carried)

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2016-91

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 3:15 P.M. (Carried)

 

ORIGINAL SIGNED BY MAYOR, MARCH 23, 2016

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

ORIGINAL SIGNED BY CLERK-ADMINISTRATOR, MARCH 23, 2016

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

 

 

 

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