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The Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan

MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Wednesday February 10, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Magnetawan Community Centre
Present: Mayor Dick (Richard) Smith
 Councillors: Frank Tod, Patti Paul, Tony Pratas and Kris Nicholls
 Staff: Mark Urbanski CAO / Clerk

1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA / OPENING COMMENTS – Mayor Dick Smith

Mayor Smith welcomed those that were present and pointed out that on the agenda tonight was policies and procedures related to the Ontario Disabilities Act. The Mayor noted that this Act came with significant costs and responsibilities to Municipalities without any funds to manage the new requirements that will be ongoing. The Mayor also noted that the South Spark Street reconstruction had accessible curbs at the corners and that the Community Centre was recently upgraded to incorporate accessible doorways in and out of the Centre.


RESOLUTION No. 2010-28
Moved By: Frank Tod     Seconded By: Patti Paul

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for the Regular meeting of Council on Wednesday February 10, 2010
Carried
2. DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

Councillor Tod declared an interest pertaining to agenda item 8.2.7 ‘The Diocese of Algoma letter to Council’.

3. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

RESOLUTION No. 2010-29
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Patti Paul

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the Minutes for the January 13, 2010 Regular Council meeting.
Carried
4. MUNICIPAL BOARDS / COMMITTEES

Councillor Tod commented that under the Committee of the Whole Budget meeting that the Fire department report commented on a mutual aid agreement not an automatic aid agreement. Council concurred and requested the Clerk to change the minutes to reflect the change.

The Mayor commented on the DSSAB minutes of December 10, 2009 concerning the planning to pave the parking lot for Belvedere Heights, which should not be supported by the DSSAB since Eastholme is not and it should solely come from the Parry Sound West area Municipalities.  Council agreed that a letter to that effect should be sent along to the DSSAB.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-30
Moved By: Frank Tod     Seconded By: Patti Paul

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receives the following Minutes/Reports from Municipal Boards and Committees as amended;
November 18, 2009 Waste Management Committee Meeting
January 27, 2010 Committee of the Whole Budget Committee Meeting
February 2, 2010 Waste Management Committee Meeting 
Parry Sound D.S.S.A.B. Minutes December 10, 2009
Joint Building Committee building permit report and permit summary 2009
Central Almaguin Planning Board minutes of January 20, 2010
Magnetawan Recreation Committee minutes October 20, 2009
Magnetawan Community Centre Committee minutes December 3, 2009
Magnetawan Community Centre Committee minutes January 7, 2010
Parry Sound E.M.S. 2010 budget cover letter and levies

Carried
5. DEPUTATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
5.1 Stacey Whaley Almaguin Highlands O.P.P. detachment budget review

Sergeant Whaley presented the 2009 policing statistics for the Municipality and the Almaguin Detachment to Council. Sergeant Whaley told Council that throughout the Almaguin area drinking and driving year over year had spiked.  Sergeant Whaley also let Council know that his detachment had a very good relationship with the Crown Attorney and Victim Services representatives, which made the policing part easier to manage. Whaley also commented that the O.P.P. would be implementing a ‘back roads’ blitz on construction vehicles moving too fast. Sergeant Whaley said that the calls for Magnetawan were 300 for 2009 compared to 297 for 2008.

Councillor Tod asked Sergeant Whaley about the possibility of an OPP contract and would it be of any additional benefit. Sergeant Whaley stated that a contract would make sense if all 12 East Parry Sound Municipalities got in one together.

5.2 Mr. Jim Shaw/Judy Dibben: Sick Kids hospital paddle event.

Ms. Judy Dibben gave a rundown of a proposed paddle event on July 10, 2010 in memory of her Grandson, Grady who passed away due to a Heart defect.  The funds raised from this event will go towards the Sick Kids Hospital Foundation through Grady’s Gift Fund. Ms. Dibben requested Centennial Park on July 10, 2010, which would include the use of the gazebo from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is Ms. Dibben’s intent to have the public and park goers also get involved and wouldn’t exclude park goers from the premises. The idea is to have a barbeque and some refreshments.

Jim Shaw spoke in support of the event and noted that this type of event is exactly is what is needed for the area.

Council requested that Mark Urbanski provide a resolution, for Council to consider, at the next Council meeting in order to show support for this event.

6. REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS
6.1 CAO asked if Council members had any more comments on the Procedures and

Policy changes they would like to see with regard to the Ontario Disabilities Act Customer Service Regulation from the Ontario Government. Council had no more comments. Mark Urbanski noted that he would bring the policy and procedure forward in March for Council to consider by way of Resolution.

6.2 Proposed Council Meeting Dates for 2010

RESOLUTION No. 2010-31
Moved By: Frank Tod     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan waives the rules of procedural by-law 2009-06 section 3.1 to adopt regular scheduled Council meetings for 2010 as follows: MARCH 10, 24 ; APRIL 14, 28; MAY12,26; JUNE 9,23; JULY 14, AUGUST 11;
SEPTEMBER 22; OCTOBER 13; NOVEMBER 10, 24; DECEMBER 8.

Carried

 

6.3 Almaguin Planning Board Applications 002/10,003/10,004/10

RESOLUTION No. 2010-32
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Frank Tod
Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recommends to the Almaguin Planning Board that the 3 applications for severance referenced as 002/10, 003/10 and 004/10 be subject to the standard Municipal conditions as set out in By-law 2009-35.
 
Carried
6.4 Geep Electronic Processing service Agreement for Landfill
Mark Urbanski commented that the Waste Management Committee recommended this agreement to Council.
RESOLUTION No. 2010-33
Moved By: Frank Tod     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan direct the CAO to enter into an electronic processing contract agreement with Geep as outlined in the Services agreement.

And Further that the word, “Town” be amended to, “Municipality” within the agreement before it is signed into.
Carried
7. BY-LAWS
7.1 Interim Tax Levy
RESOLUTION No. 2010-34
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Frank Tod

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law # 2010-05 being a by-law to provide for an interim tax levy for the current year be considered read a first time, second time and a final third time. 
Carried
7.2 Zoning By-law amendment 2010-06
Jim Dyment from Meridian Planning was present to explain to Council regarding a change to the zoning by-law amendment Council did in late last year with By-law 2009-70 for the Public Works Yard to place it into the Institution Zone. Mr. Dyment explained that the by-law to come tonight would keep the existing Industrial Zone and replace the by-law that was passed late last year. Mr. Dyment explained that he spoke with Mr. Barry Mutton with regards to the new amendment to the existing zoning and said that Mr. Mutton was fine with it.
RESOLUTION No. 2010-35
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Frank Tod
Whereas Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan has held a public meeting pursuant to Section 34 (12) of the Planning Act RSO 1990 c.P 13 to consider rezoning Part of Lot 26, Concession 9, in the former geographic Township of Chapman to recognize the existing public works yard as a permitted use on the property;
And Whereas following hearing concerns related to zoning the lands in the Institutional (I) Zone, Council has determined that placing the lands in the General Industrial Exception One (M1-1) would have less potential impact on the concerned neighborhood;
And Whereas Council has determined that revising the By-law that was presented at the public meeting is in the public interest and does not materially change the effect of the proposed rezoning of the lands;
Now Therefore Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan, pursuant to Section 34(17) of the Planning Act RSO 1990 c.P13, Council hereby resolves that no further Notice is required to adopt a revised Zoning By-law for the subject lands.

Carried
The By-law was presented to Council and the Mayor asked if there were any questions from Council members. There were none.
RESOLUTION No. 2010-36
Moved By: Tony Pratas    Seconded By: Frank Tod
Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law # 2010-06 being a by-law to amend By-law 2001-26 as amended with respect to the Zoning By-law of the Municipality for lands located in Part of Lot 26, Concession 9, in the former geographic Township of Chapman, Now in the Municipality of Magnetawan; be considered read a first, second and final time and passed this day of February 10, 2010.
Carried
Before taking a 10 minute break, the Mayor asked Mr. Mutton if he was good with the By-law that was just passed. Mr. Mutton replied in the affirmative and thanked Council for their concern.
8. CORRESPONDENCE
8.1 Correspondence for Action
8.1.1 Recreation Committee Advance Funding Request

RESOLUTION No. 2010-37
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan support the Magnetawan Recreation Committee in the amount of $700.00 as an advance on the Committee’s 2010 budget for 2 events that will take place before the 2010 budget is likely finalized.
Carried
8.1.2 Joint Building Committee Funding request

Councillor Tod asked that the this item be brought forward next meeting of Council because the finalization of what the Township of Strong is getting for Administration and office space is been discussed at the next Joint Committee meeting.  Council agreed that if the Township of Strong is going to be reimbursed for the administration and office space since Magnetawan supplies those services as well that Magnetawan should be compensated as well.
CAO Urbanski was directed to bring the request of staff back to the next meeting of Council.

8.1.3 Almaguin News paper renewal

RESOLUTION No. 2010-38
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan renew the Almaguin newspaper 2010 subscription for; the Municipal Office, Mayor Smith, Councillors Tod, Paul, Pratas and Nicholls.
Carried
 
8.2 Correspondence for Information

Council withdrew The Diocese of Algoma letter to Council out of the Correspondence to be received and placed as an additional discussion matter on a separate resolution.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-39
Moved By: Tony Pratas     Seconded By: Frank Tod

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receive the following Correspondence as amended;
 
Council 2009 remuneration expenses
Ryerson commitment to agreement for Fire Department
Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister resignation
Magnetawan Central School thank you letter
South River resolution for support for the High School
O.P.P. call volume Service Levels
Town of McMurrich / Monteith EMS request
Magnetawan and Area business Association letter
Women’s Own Resource Centre Carpool correspondence
Regional Tourism Organization
Carried

Councillor Tod left the Community Hall for the resolution on the Diocese letter to be received.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-40
Moved By: Tony Pratas     Seconded By: Frank Tod

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receive the Diocese of Algoma letter to Council dated January 22, 2010.
Carried
Councillor Tod was brought back into the meeting.
9. UNFINSIHED BUSINESS
9.1 Request from the Magnetawan Library Board

Resolution 2010 – 12 was deferred to the Council meeting of February 10, 2010, which was a letter received by the Library Board in December 2009 requesting up to 20,000 for support for the anticipated expansion of the Library.

Council thought that the request should be dealt with at the next budget meeting on February 17, 2010. 

9.2 Request from Perry Township for Almaguin Highlands Information Centre

As explained to Council by CAO Mark Urbanski that this resolution was deferred to tonight’s Council meeting and Council had requested that the CAO ask what was being asked from the township of Perry. After the CAO explained that it was for Kiosk machines, Council decided to support the request.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-13
Moved By: Patti Paul    Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan financially support the new technology efforts of the Almaguin Highlands Information Centre in the amount of $500.00

Carried
10. NEW BUSINESS

 

 


11. ACCOUNTS

RESOLUTION No. 2010-41
Moved By: Tony Pratas    Seconded By: Patti Paul

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recognizes payment of cheques numbered 4949-5011 inclusive and approves the accounts as presented and circulated in the amount of: Roads (payroll and vouchers) $104,757.57 and Levies           $27,293.19; and General Government (Payroll and Vouchers) $461,010.50; for a total of $593,061.26. 

And Further that the Council authorize the Corporation signing authorities to pay bi-weekly accounts for the February 24, 2010 period to be reviewed and approved by Council at the next regular Council meeting in March 2010.

Carried

12. CLOSED SESSION
RESOLUTION No. 2010-42
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Frank Tod
Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now enters a Closed Session pursuant to Section 239 (2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S)  2001, Chapter 25 to Consider;

 1 (one) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Municipal or local board employees;

2 (two) proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the Municipality;

1 (one) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the Municipality;
Carried

RESOLUTION No. 2010-43
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now return to open session at: 10:56 p.m.

 

 


13. CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW 2010-07

RESOLUTION No. 2010-44
Moved By: Patti Paul      Seconded By: Tony Pratas
 Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan introduces By-law No. 2010-07, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting of February 10, 2010 and adopts the by-law as being read the first time, second time and a final third time;
And Further that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the By-law and to affix the Corporate seal.  
Carried

14. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION No. 2010-45
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now adjourns this meeting at: 10:59 p.m.
Carried

 

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