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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, March 23, 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  2016-94

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this regular meeting of Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2016-95

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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, March 9, 2016. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None.

6. PRESENTATIONS

6.1. Dave Wright attended to discuss a proposal to increase the profile of Magnetawan with the cycling community. Through the posting of signage, online advertising, and the placement of bicycle racks, Mr. Wright believes that cyclists will be drawn to the community and the newly widened Hwy 124 route.

 

Council requested that Mr. Wright work with the Community Development Officer, Courtney Rizzo to create a proposal for the project.

 

6.2. Marie Wardman and Spencer Bootsma of Aecom provided a verbal summary on the state of the two Magnetawan landfill sites.

 

Council requested that Aecom prepare a workplan for additional site monitoring at the Croft Landfill and a report on potential expansion at the Chapman Landfill.

 

 

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Public Works Superintendent, Bruce Hill

7.1.1. Wheel Loader Tender Recommendation – deferred

7.1.2. RESOLUTION 2016-96

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Public Works Superintendent to issue a tender and specifications for the reconstruction and resurfacing of 9.2 km of Nipissing Road South; and a tender and specifications for the resurfacing of the east half of Ahmic Lake Road. (Deferred)

 

7.2. RESOLUTION 2016-97

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Parks and Maintenance Manager to purchase ONE (1) light pole with TWO (2) LED lights for the Magnetawan Community Centre secondary parking lot in the amount of $4,829.72 plus HST. (Carried)

 

7.3. Clerk-Administrator’s Report

7.3.1. Update from Tony Clement’s Office: Broadband letter.

7.3.2. Council discussed an application by Charles Comartin to purchase shore road and road allowance adjacent to his property on Bells Bay Trail and Ahmic Lake. Mr. Comartin was present at the meeting, and Council requested that Mr. Comartin contact the Clerk-Administrator to schedule a site visit in April, prior to any Council decision.

 

7.3.3. Council discussed concerns raised by the Clerk-Administrator and the By-law Enforcement Officer regarding the enforcement of the Zoning By-law and Trailers by-law.

 

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to draft updated by-law sections for Council review.

 

7.4. RESOLUTION 2016-98

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Mayor and the Clerk-Administrator to attend the Cottage Country Planning Seminar Series, Planning and Environmental Issues on April 12, 2016 in Huntsville at a cost of $141.25 per attendee plus disbursements. (Carried)

7.5. RESOLUTION 2016-99

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves additional advance funding in the amount of $30,000 to the Magnetawan Public Library to continue operations until provincial and municipal grants are awarded. (Carried)

8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2016-100

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-09, being a By-law to amend By-law no. 2015-26, a By-law to amend By-law no. 2010-15 to approve a policy to prescribe the accounting treatment of tangible capital assets. (Carried)

 

8.2. RESOLUTION 2016-101

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-10, being a By-law to amend by-law No. 2001-26, as amended, the Zoning By-law for the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan, with respect to lands located in Part of Lot 19, Concession 3, in the former geographic Township of Croft, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, Plan 42R-20119 Parts 2, 3, 5 and 6 and municipally known as 1516 Ahmic Lake Road, Municipality of Magnetawan. (Carried)

 

8.3. RESOLUTION 2016-102

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-11, being a By-law to amend Permit Fee Schedule ‘B’ of Building By-law No. 2011-21. (Carried)

 

8.4. Being a By-law to enter into an Automatic Aid Agreement – deferred.

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. RESOLUTION 2016-103

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to enroll the Municipality of Magnetawan as a member in the Community Schools Alliance, with the 2016 membership fee being in the amount of $250.00. (Carried)

9.2. RESOLUTION 2016-104

Moved by Councillor Crossman; 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. (Defeated)

9.3. Town of Huntsville: letter to Province re. MAHC health system proposal.

9.4. Council discussed a letter from the Township of Burpee and Mills to the Premier of Ontario requesting an examination into lost municipal revenue due to provincial Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program (CLTIP).

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to prepare a supporting resolution for the next meeting of Council

 

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

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

None.

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2016-105

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 March 1, 2016 to March 15, 2016 in the amount of $458,876.09. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2016-106

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed session at 3:30 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 an evaluation of employee performance). (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2016-107

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 4:20 P.M. (Carried)

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

None.

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2016-108

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 4:25 P.M. (Carried)

 

[original signed April 14, 2016 by Mayor and Clerk-Administrator]

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

 

 

 

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