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Saturday, September 23, 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, July 12, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Staff in attendance: Clerk-Administrator (C-A), Andrew Farnsworth; Deputy Clerk (DC), Nicole Fraser; Public Works Superintendent (PWS), Bruce Hill; Fire Chief (FC), Dean Butticci; Recreation Supervisor (RS), Jesse Winger.

 

Notice of this meeting was posted on the Municipal website and at the Municipal Office.

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 P.M.

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2017-201

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this regular Council meeting of Wednesday, July 12, 2017 with the following amendments: 7.3.4. Replacement of Fire Department radio repeater; 8.3. By-law 2017-38, being a By-law to appoint an Acting Chief Building Official for the Municipality of Magnetawan; 13. Closed Session: (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to discuss employee remuneration.) (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-202

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, June 28, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None.

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

None.

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Treasury

7.1.1. Report re., PSAB Accounting Regulation

RESOLUTION  2017-203

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the attached report from the Treasurer regarding PSAB Accounting Ontario Regulation #284/09. (Carried)

 

7.2. Public Works:

7.2.1. Highland Road / Sollman Creek culvert replacement tender awarding

RESOLUTION  2017-204

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan issued a request for tenders for the replacement of the Highland Road/Sollman Creek culvert and received bids from: Hall Construction., in the amount of $178,201.00 incl. HST; Fowler Construction., in the amount of $90,061.00 incl. HST; Boyes & Sons Construction, in the amount of $76,659.20 incl. HST. Barcon Construction, in the amount of $69,495.00 incl. HST. First Choice Landscaping, in the amount of $64,731.18 incl. HST; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan awards the tender for the Sollman Creek culvert replacement to: First Choice Landscaping in the amount of $64, 731.18 incl. HST. (Carried)

 

7.3. Fire:

7.3.1. Fire Chief monthly reports, May and June 2017

7.3.2. Regional Fire Trainer contract renewal

7.3.3. Gordon Point Road emergency numbering

Council directed the FC to distribute a questionnaire to residents on Gordon Point Road with several options for dealing with the issue of emergency numbering.

 

7.3.4. Replacement of Fire Department radio repeater

The FC advised Council that the radio repeater is failing and should be replaced immediately with an SLR8000 repeater to be supplied and installed by Spectrum Group at a cost of $11,775.37 including HST.

RESOLUTION  2017-218

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Fire Chief to replace the Fire Department radio repeater, with the funds to be allocated from the Asset Management reserve fund. (Carried)

The FC left the meeting.

 

7.4. Community Development and Recreation:

7.4.1. Recreation Supervisor update

The RS left the meeting.

7.5. Administration:

7.5.1. Deputy Clerk introduction: Nicole Fraser

7.5.2. 2017 Planning Authorities Technical Workshop attendance

RESOLUTION  2017-205

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Mayor and Clerk-Administrator to attend the Northeastern Ontario Planning Authorities Technical Workshop, September 12-13, 2017 in Sudbury at a cost of $160.00 per person plus HST and disbursements. (Carried)

 

Council directed the C-A to move the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, September 13 to Thursday, September 14 in order to accommodate the Planning Workshop.

7.5.3. OCIF Top-up Application funding

7.6. Committee and Board Minutes:

RESOLUTION  2017-206

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the following Committee and Board minutes: the June 21, 2017 meeting of the Central Almaguin Planning Board. (Carried)

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-207

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-36, being a By-law to appoint a Deputy Clerk. (Carried)

 

8.2. RESOLUTION 2017-208

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-37, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (Carried)

 

8.3. RESOLUTION 2017-209

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-38, being a By-law to appoint an Acting Chief Building Official for the Municipality of Magnetawan. (Carried)

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: request to use Centennial Park, Aug. 16, 2017

RESOLUTION 2017-210

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to hold its Worship in the Park event at the Magnetawan Centennial Park on August 13, 2016, with chairs to be provided by the Municipality. (Carried)

 

9.2. Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association: resolution re., surplus school property

RESOLUTION  2017-211

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the attached resolution from the Housing Services Working Group of the Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association (NOSDA) requesting that the Ministers of Housing and Education develop a strategy for the free transfer of surplus school properties for affordable housing; AND FURTHER THAT  this resolution be forwarded to the Hon. Chris Ballard, Minister of Housing; the Hon. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education; Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound-Muskoka; the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA); the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM); the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) and NOSDA. (Carried)

 

9.3. Town of new Tecumseth: resolution re. Ontario carbon tax identified on utility bills

RESOLUTION  2017-212

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the attached resolution from the Town of New Tecumseth requesting that the government of Ontario report annually on carbon tax proceeds and require utility billing to show the carbon tax; AND FURTHER THAT  this resolution be forwarded to the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy; Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound-Muskoka; the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA); the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM); the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) and the Town of New Tecumseth. (Carried)

 

9.4. Township of Lake of Bays: resolution re. reinstatement of tax-exempt portion of local official remuneration.

RESOLUTION  2017-213

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the attached letter from Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament requesting that the Federal Government reinstate the tax-exempt portion of remuneration paid to local officials; AND FURTHER THAT  this resolution be forwarded to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; Tony Clement, MP Parry Sound-Muskoka; the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA); the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM); and the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO). (Carried)

 

9.5. Municipality of Killarney: resolution re., tax registration out of court payments

RESOLUTION  2017-214

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the attached resolution from the Municipality of Killarney requesting that the Minister of Municipal Affairs reinstate payments out of court for municipalities regarding tax sale proceeds; AND FURTHER THAT  this resolution be forwarded to the Hon. Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs; Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound-Muskoka; the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA); the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM); the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) and the Municipality of Killarney. (Carried)

 

9.6. Ministry of Education: Plan to strengthen Rural and Northern Education

 

9.7. Stewardship Ontario: Municipal blue box recycling program

 

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-215

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period June 16, 2017 to June 30, 2017 in the amount of $569,406.75. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2017-216

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 2:35 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 consists of: (b) personal matters about an identifiable individual (being to receive a report from the By-law Enforcement Officer; being to discuss employee conduct); (c) acquisition or disposition of lands (being to discuss the acquisition of lands in the Municipality); (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to discuss employee disciplinary proceedings; being to discuss employee remuneration); (f) advice subject to solicitor-client privilege (being to receive legal advice from the municipal solicitor). (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2017-217

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 4:10 P.M. (Carried)

 

The PWS left the meeting during the closed session.

 

The C-A was directed to carry out such directions as were provided by Council during the closed session.

 

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

 

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-219

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 4:15 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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