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The Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan

MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Wednesday March 10, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Magnetawan Community Centre

Present:  Mayor:  Dick Smith
  Councillors:  Patti Paul, Tony Pratas and Kris Nicholls
  Staff:   Mark Urbanski CAO / Clerk

  Regrets: Councillor Frank Tod

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

Mayor Smith welcomed everyone to the meeting and reminded those in attendance and members of Council about the Health Coalition Meeting at Burks Falls this coming Saturday and if you could attend, please do so since Health Care is an important piece for our Community. The Mayor also told Council and the public that the Chief Building Official if off on sick leave and that the Magnetawan Office for the building department has been closed for the time being and that anyone with Building permits or questions to contact the Strong Township office.


RESOLUTION No. 2010-46
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for the Regular meeting of Council on Wednesday March 10, 2010 as amended to reflect item 4.6 Minutes change from March 18 to January 21 and to add under Unfinished business item 9.5  St. George the Martyr Church discussion. 
Carried
2. DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None Declared
3. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

RESOLUTION No. 2010-47
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the Minutes for the February 10, 2010 Regular Council meeting.
Carried
4. MUNICIPAL BOARDS / COMMITTEES

Mayor Smith commented on the Health Unit cutting four positions within the 2010 budget.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-48
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    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;
February 25, 2010 Council Committee of the Whole Meeting 
South East Parry Sound Municipal Association Feb. 25, 2010 minutes
North Bay/Parry Sound Board of Health Minutes January 27, 2010
Joint Building Committee Minutes January 28, 2010
Almaguin Highlands Economic Development meeting Minutes January 21, 2010
Magnetawan Recreation Committee minutes February 2, 2010
District of Parry Sound Administration Board Minutes January 14, 2010
North Bay/Parry Sound Board of Health Minutes December 16, 2009
District of Parry Sound Administration Board Minutes January 21, 2010
Central Almaguin Planning Board minutes of February 17, 2010

Carried
5. DEPUTATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
5.1 Mr. Austin Toth on Stimulus Funding and Fire Department

Mr. Toth addressed Council on the Stimulus building project and that he has heard that Council will be borrowing funds over 40 years to pay the Community portion. The Mayor stated that he did not know who was spreading the news about the 40 year borrowing and that Council has no intention of funding the Stimulus project with a 40 year loan.

Mr. Toth addressed the comments he had been told about regarding Fire Chief’s budget that he required more administration and that the part-time Chief’s position was to be able to handle the administrative load and that the public was told the Chief was qualified to do so. The Mayor responded by stating that the Chief is qualified to do the administrative work and that the added support of a Deputy Chief has been added to support the Fire Department.

Mr. Toth commented on the Mississauga Fire truck he had heard about that Councillor Nicholls wanting to purchase. Mr. Toth said that Councillor Nicholls wanted this before and had brought it up and it was turned down because the City Fire Truck was too big and heavy for a lot of our roads and it wouldn’t be able to get down some of them. Mr. Toth stated that it was a mistake to get a big fire truck like the Mississauga one and that other alternatives should be looked into.

Mr. Toth also addressed a comment he had heard Councillor Nicholls make at the last Council meeting Mr. Toth was at in February.

The Mayor thanked Mr. Toth for his comments and for taking the time to speak to Council.

5.2 Ms. Nancy Bankley on proposed changes to the Municipal dog By-law.

Ms. Bankley spoke to the dog By-law and that instead of having to be charged and go through the Court process the fines should be like a parking ticket. Ms. Bankley feels that having to go to Court doesn’t make much sense. Ms. Bankley also felt that the wording within the By-law was vague when it came to the “persistent barking” part of the By-law.

The Mayor thanked Ms. Bankley for her suggestions and asked Council if they wanted to see this looked into. Council agreed to have the By-law Enforcement Officer address the concerns brought up the next time he reports to Council.   

6. REPORTS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS
6.1 Fire Chief report to Council on future apparatus replacement

The CAO gave a quick overview of the Fire Chiefs report to Council and noted that the report had stemmed from the last two budget meetings.

Councillor Pratas wanted the amount of vehicles we had now in each station addressed with a proposal of what vehicles we needed to move around or remove.

Councillor Nicholls noted that the Fire Chief has put out a report that notes some areas of concern. Councillor Nicholls says that the department has a problem as to how the firefighters are responding now. Out of the number of trucks the Chief had listed in his report, Councillor Nicholls said that only one truck is an option for him. Councillor Nicholls recommended the Superior Fire Truck model and said it would assist with accreditation and would hold 500 gallons and said it would hold and have everything we needed including reliability since it has been maintained to the highest standards.

Councillor Pratas thought that we are not in a panic yet and that the Chief should keep his eyes open for a used mini pumper that Council could consider.

Councillor Nicholls said that Council should put a bid in for the Superior truck for $12,600 and said that there are time restraints on these vehicles up for bid and that putting a bid on the Truck doesn’t guarantee getting it.

Councillor Pratas asked if the Superior would fit in the station. Councillor Nicholls said that it should.

Councillor Paul asked how much the Superior Truck was when it was new. Councillor Nicholls said close to $290,000.

The Mayor said that this would be a temporary measure and that it was something to put in place for now at a relatively cheap price.

 RESOLUTION No. 2010-49
Moved By: Patti Paul      Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan place a bid on the City of Mississauga Fire Department’s 1988 Superior Mac Truck in the amount of $12,600.
Carried
7. BY-LAWS
7.1 AMO / Federal Gas Tax Funding Amendment By-law 2010-08
RESOLUTION No. 2010-50
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law # 2010-08 being a by-law to amend by-law #2005-30 be considered read a first and second time and a third time and finally passed. 
Carried

7.2 Ministry of Natural Resources Forest Fire Renewal By-law 2010-09

RESOLUTION No. 2010-51
Moved By: Tony Pratas    Seconded By: Patti Paul

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law # 2010-09 being a by-law to enter into a Municipal Forest Fire Management Agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, be considered read a first and second time and a third and final time.
Carried
8. CORRESPONDENCE
8.1 Correspondence for Action
8.1.1 Planning Board Application 005 and 006/ 10

 

 


RESOLUTION No. 2010-52
Moved By: Tony Pratas     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recommends to the Almaguin Planning Board that the 2 applications for severance referenced as 005/10, 006/10 be subject to the standard Municipal conditions as set out in By-law 2009-35.

Carried
8.1.2 Joint Building Committee Funding Request

RESOLUTION No. 2010-53
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan direct the CAO to request that the Joint Building Committee fund the Municipal Administrative Services to compensate for duties carried out in the amount of $110.00 per month;

And Further that the Council request an additional amount of $150.00 per month for the Office rental space supplied for the Joint Building Committee and working area within the Municipal Office;

And Further that the Joint Building Committee provide their own direct phone line for the Building Officials within the Magnetawan office.

Carried
8.1.3 Planning Board Application 007/2010

RESOLUTION No. 2010-54
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recommends to the Almaguin Planning Board that the application for severance referenced as 007/10 be subject to the standard Municipal conditions as set out in By-law 2009-35.

Carried

8.1.4 East Parry Sound Regional Science Fair Sponsorship

  RESOLUTION No. 2010-55
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan provide $250.00 towards the East Parry Sound Regional Science Fair request for support.  

Carried

8.2 Correspondence for Information

RESOLUTION No. 2010-56
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receive the following Correspondence as amended;
 
Ontario Health Coalition Public Hearing Schedule
Pitch in Ontario Operation Clean Up
M.P.P. Jerry Ouellette Conservation Authorities best Practices
Joint Building Committee Annual Permit Summary
Women’s Own Resource Centre letter of appreciation

Carried
9. UNFINSIHED BUSINESS
9.1 Request from the Magnetawan Library Board – Support Funding

RESOLUTION No. 2010-12
Moved By: Frank Tod      Seconded By: Patti Paul

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan acknowledge the request from the Magnetawan Public Library Board for start up funds for grant applications to go towards renovating the proposed new portion of the Library within the Community Centre.

And Further that the request for $20,000 be dealt with as part of the Municipal 2010 budget.

        Defeated
RESOLUTION No. 2010-57
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan acknowledge the request from the Magnetawan Public Library Board for start up funds to go towards finalizing the proposed portion of the Library within the Community Centre in the amount of up to $10,000 as recommended by the Budget Committee on February 17 ,2010.

Carried


9.2 Support for 2010 budget for Committees, Boards and By-law

CAO Mark Urbanski explained that the Local Boards and Committees that rely on Municipal Funds are wanting to get approval for their respective budget that were brought forward in January and reviewed by Council in February.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-58
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Patti Paul  

Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan support the 2010 budget requests of the;
  
  Magnetawan Public Library Board 
  Magnetawan Heritage Board
  Magnetawan Cemetery Board
  Community Centre Committee
  The By-law Enforcement Officer
  Community  Emergency Management Committee 

As presented at the Budget meeting on February 17, 2010.
And Further that the Council will ratify these requests once the final budget and levy is establish for 2010.
Carried
9.3 Support for Grady’s Paddle Event
RESOLUTION No. 2010-59
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Kris Nicholls
 
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan hereby support Grady’s gift fund for the sick kids foundation paddle event at the Magnetawan Centennial Park July 10, 2010;
And Further that the Council endorse the use of the shelter between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 10, 2010 and that notice be provided in advance of the event.  

Carried
9.4 South River Resolution for Support for High School (deferred from Feb 10/10)

Council directed the CAO to contact South River to see if their support by resolution is necessary still.
9.5 St. George the Martyr Church discussion

The Mayor brought up Ms. Judy Flemings recommendation that Council have a representative from Heritage Ontario to give Council some idea of what Heritage Ontario is all about, as what was suggested by Ms. Fleming back in August last year.

Council agreed and instructed the CAO to make the arrangements for representatives from Heritage Ontario to come as a delegation to provide information on Heritage Ontario only and not to give recommendation on the St. George the Martyr Church.
 
10. NEW BUSINESS

None

11. ACCOUNTS

Councillor Pratas had a concern regarding a legal bill account regarding a statement of Claim. The CAO informed Councillor Pratas that the Bill was not for a statement of Claim.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-60
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Tony Pratas

Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recognizes payment of cheques numbered 5012-5097 inclusive and approves the accounts as presented and circulated in the amount of: Roads (payroll and vouchers) $15,915.04 and Levies           $15,002.19; and General Government (Payroll and Vouchers) $40784.61; for a total of $71,701.84. 

And Further that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan recognizes payment of cheques numbered 5029-5142 inclusive and approves the accounts as presented and circulated in the amount of: Roads (payroll and vouchers) $14,630.29 and Levies           $12,008.00; and General Government (Payroll and Vouchers) $174753.38; for a total of $201,391.67. 
Carried


12. CLOSED SESSION
RESOLUTION No. 2010-61
Moved By: Patti Paul     Seconded By: Tony Pratas
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.O  2001, Chapter 25 to Consider;

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

1 (one) proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the Municipality;

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

Councillor Pratas declared a pecuniary interest with one item that was brought up in closed session and left the meeting for that portion of the meeting.

RESOLUTION No. 2010-62
Moved By: Tony Pratas    Seconded By: Patti Paul
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now return to open session at: 9:30 p.m.
Carried
13. CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW 2010-10

RESOLUTION No. 2010-63
Moved By: Tony Pratas      Seconded By: Kris Nicholls
Be it Resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan introduces By-law No. 2010-10, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting of March 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. 2010-64
Moved By: Kris Nicholls    Seconded By: Patti Paul
Be it resolved that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan now adjourns this meeting at: 9:35 p.m.
Carried

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