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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, August 24, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.


Council members present: Mayor Sam Dunnett; Councillors Tim Brunton,  Charlie Gray, and John Hetherington. Regrets: Councillor Jack Crossman.


Staff in attendance: Clerk-Administrator (C-A), Andrew Farnsworth; Public Works Superintendent (PWS), Bruce Hill; Treasurer, Linda Saunders; Community Development Officer Intern (CDOI), Courtney Rizzo.


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  2016-269

Moved by Councillor Brunton; 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, August 24, 2016. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2016-270

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the minutes of the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, August 10, 2016. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None.


6. PRESENTATIONS

None.


7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.4. Mayor Dunnett: correspondence from Craig Ferchat re. Magnetawan Moonshine.


Mr. Ferchat addressed Council regarding his distillery operation and production of spirits.


7.1. Public Works Department: three-year capital plan – review of past capital budgets


Following discussion, the Treasurer left the meeting.


7.2. Parks and Maintenance Department: review of Parks and Maintenance Manager job description

RESOLUTION  2016-271

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the Parks and Maintenance Manager Job Description as attached; AND FURTHER THAT Council authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to advertise for the position of Parks and Maintenance Manager. (Carried)

The PWS left the meeting.

7.3. Economic Development: Ontario 150 funding application, Almaguin In Motion Ride, 2017


The CDOI discussed with Council a draft budget for the funding application to support a 150km cycling event to be to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

RESOLUTION  2016-272

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Community Development Officer Intern to apply for funding under the Ontario 150 program to support an Almaguin In Motion cycling ride in 2017. (Carried)


The CDOI left the meeting.


7.5. Clerk-Administrator’s Report

7.5.1. Cathy Gauthier: goose waste at Magnetawan Centennial Park

7.5.2. GreenBug Agreement and resolution to support MicroFIT project

RESOLUTION  2016-273

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS GreenBug Magnetawan Dam Limited Partnership (hereinafter referred to as “GreenBug”) has requested a resolution in support of a dam project from Magnetawan; AND WHEREAS the sole purpose of such a resolution is to enable GreenBug to receive Priority Points under the FIT Program and may not be used for the purpose of any other form of municipal approval’ NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan provides support to GreenBug for the construction and operation of a small waterpower project on PIN 52081-0796 in the Municipality of Magnetawan under the province’s FIT Program; AND FURTHER THAT Council authorizes the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Clerk-Administrator to sign the IESO support resolution and the August 5, 2016 Agreement with GreenBug on behalf of the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan. (Carried)

7.5.3. Application to purchase Original Shore Road Allowance: Bulych, 59 James St.


Mayor Dunnett and Deputy Mayor Brunton and the C-A will conduct a site visit and report back to Council.

RESOLUTION  2016-274

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application for the purchase of Original Shore Road Allowance along the Magnetawan River at Plan 319 Lot 19 E/S James Street in the Municipality of Magnetawan, and municipally known as 59 James Street, from Catherine Bulych, the land owner to the south of the road allowance; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves in principle the sale of Original Shore Road Allowance to Catherine Bulych 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)

7.5.4. Application to purchase Original Shore Road Allowance: Heimbecker, Queen St.

RESOLUTION  2016-275

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application for the purchase of Original Shore Road Allowance along the Magnetawan River at Plan 319 Lot 12 W/S Queen Street in the Municipality of Magnetawan, from Ralph Heimbecker, the land owner to the south of the road allowance; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves in principle the sale of Original Shore Road Allowance to Ralph Heimbecker 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)


7.5.5. MHBC Memo re. Comartin Minor Variance application


Mr. Comartin attended the meeting and was advised by the C-A to submit an application for a Zoning By-law Amendment.

7.5.6. Telcom Enterprises telecommunications review

RESOLUTION  2016-276

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to work with Telcom Enterprises to implement Option B of the Telcom telecommunications review. (Carried)


7.5.7. Rockwynn Landing – correspondence from Ryerson Township


7.5.8. National Disaster Mitigation Program – flooding assessment on the Magnetawan R.


8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2016-277

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2016-34, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of August 10, 2016. (Carried)


9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management: Essentials seminar, Kearney, Sept. 21


Council directed the C-A to have the Fire Chief attend the seminar on behalf of Magnetawan


9.2. City of Oshawa: letter of support re. General Motors


9.3. Robert Raaflaub: extending pavement into side roads


Council directed the C-A to write to Mr. Raaflaub and encourage him to submit his concern to the Ministry of Transportation, as it is responsible for the paving of Highways 124 and 520.

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

None.

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

None.

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2016-278

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period August 1 to August 15, 2016 in the amount of $166,708.14. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

None


  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

None.

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.


  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2016-279

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 2:50 P.M. (Carried)

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