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Thursday, April 27, 2017
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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, April 27, 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.

 

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  2016-138

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this regular Council meeting of Wednesday, April 27, 2016, with the following amendments: 7.1.5. Compactor drive failure; 7.3.3. Stanton sale of Road Allowance; 7.9. MTO maintenance standards Hwy 520 vs 124. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2016-139

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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, April 13, 2016. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None.

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

Janice Bray, Manager of Housing & Community Services, District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB). Ms. Bray provided Council with an overview of housing and homelessness in Parry Sound District, including potential action items for municipalities.

 

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Public Works Department

7.1.1. Street Sweeping tender awarding

RESOLUTION 2016-140

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan issued a tender for Street Sweeping and received bids from: Bruell Contracting Ltd., in the amount of $5,835.00; and Another Place Enterprises, in the amount of $5,680.00. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan awards the tender for Street Sweeping to Bruell Contracting in the amount of $5,835.00. (Carried)

7.1.2. Road Construction tender opening

7.1.3. Granular ‘A’ tender opening

7.1.4. Biddy Street Drainage Construction tender opening

Magnetawan resident Chris Lewin, 38 Biddy St., discussed concerns regarding the effects of blasting during the drainage construction project on nearby homes.

 

7.1.5. Compactor drive failure

Mr. Hill provided an update on repairs required to the landfill Compactor.

 

7.2. Parks and Maintenance Department

7.2.1. Heritage Centre Museum building upgrades

Council referred the matter of potential Museum upgrades on to the Heritage Centre Board once it has been formed.

7.2.2. Street Sweeping Tender opening

RESOLUTION 2016-141

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Parks and Maintenance Manager to obtain quotes for the reconstruction of the Ahmic Beach Lighthouse. (Carried)

 

7.3. Clerk-Administrator’s Report

7.3.1. Excessive vehicle speed through the Community Centre parking lot

RESOLUTION 2016-142

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan directs the gate between Biddy Street and the Magnetawan Community Centre Parking Lot to be closed and locked between April 1 and October 31 of each year, save and except as it may be required to be open for specific reasons as determined by Magnetawan staff or Council; AND FURTHER THAT the gate be signed appropriately when closed. (Carried)

7.3.2. Waterfront planning

Council directed Ms. Purdy to obtain quotes for three finger docks. Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to contact the Ministry of Natural Resources regarding the use of land along the waterfront in Magnetawan.

 

7.3.3. Stanton sale of Road Allowance

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to inform the property owners adjacent to the road allowance in question that the relevant section of road allowance would be offered to each land owner for purchase.

RESOLUTION 2016-143

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application for the purchase of Original Road Allowance between Concessions 4 and 5, Lot 20, Geographic Township of Croft, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, from Jim Stanton, the land owner to the north of the road allowance. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves in principle the sale of Original Road Allowance to Mr. Stanton with the following provisions: 1. THAT the application fee be set at $500.00; and 2. THAT the deposit fee be set at $2,500.00. (Deferred)

 

7.4. Comartin sale of Shore Road Allowance and discussion of Road Allowance

RESOLUTION 2016-144

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application for the purchase of Original Shore Road Allowance on Ahmic Lake at Parts 1 and 2, Lot 2, Conc. 14, RP 42R7200, and municipally known as 116 Bells Bay Trail, from the landowner, Charles Comartin. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves in principle the sale of Original Shore Road Allowance to Mr. Comartin with the following provisions: 1. THAT the application fee be set at $500.00; and 2. THAT the deposit fee be set at $2,500.00. (Carried)

7.5. Economic Development: Resolution to support cycling in Magnetawan

Item deferred

 

7.6. Recreation Coordinator: resolution to hire

Item deferred while additional candidates are interviewed

 

7.7. Community Centre Board: meeting minutes, April 19, 2016

RESOLUTION 2016-145

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receives the minutes from the April 19, 2016 meeting of the Magnetawan Community Centre Board. (Carried)

 

7.8. Review of updated draft budget

7.9. MTO maintenance standards Hwy 520 vs 124

Council directed the Clerk-Administrator to contact MTO regarding different maintenance standards on Hwy 124 and Hwy 520.

8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2016-146

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-19, being a By-law to enter into an Agreement with the Township of Ryerson for use of the Magnetawan Community Centre as Ryerson’s Alternate Emergency Operations Centre. (Carried)

 

8.2. RESOLUTION 2016-147

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-20, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Almaguin Highlands Secondary School: request for donation, Graduation Awards

RESOLUTION 2016-148

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Almaguin Highlands Secondary School Graduation Awards Program in the amount of $100.00. (Carried)

9.2. Municipality of Dutton Dunwich: IESO contract awarding

RESOLUTION 2016-149

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the attached resolution from the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich regarding the need to reform the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) project application process; AND FURTHER THAT  this resolution be forwarded to the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy; the IESO Board of Directors; MPP Norm Miller; and the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich. (Carried)

9.3. Almaguin Fish Improvement Association: repeal of donation resolution

RESOLUTION 2016-150

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan passed Resolution 2016-125 to approve a donation to the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association (AFIA) in the amount of $1,900.00 for the purchase of a micro-hatchery; AND WHEREAS the AFIA notified the Clerk-Administrator that the Municipal donation is no longer required; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan hereby repeals Resolution 2016-125. (Carried)

 

9.4. Hon. Bill Mauro, MNRF: Almaguin Fish Improvement Association

 

9.5. Township of Georgian Bay: resolution, enforcement of “No Wake” zones

 

9.6. District of Parry Sound Municipal Association: April 29 spring meeting agenda

 

9.7. Ontario Energy Board: hearing re. cost recovery of natural gas expansion

 

9.8. Lakeland Power: Hydro One Reliability Report Card Q1 2016

 

9.9. 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 2016-151

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the April 15, 2016 Accounts Payable and Payroll in the amount of $239,889.42; and further that the Mayor and treasurer be authorized to sign cheques for the April 16, 2016 to April 30, 2016 period, with accounts to be ratified by Council at the next regular meeting, Wednesday May 25, 2015. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2016-152

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 3:55 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: (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being a report on employee performance; and being on CUPE negotiations. (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2016-153

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 4:25 P.M. (Carried)

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

None.

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2016-154

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 4:30 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

 

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