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Friday, August 18, 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, August 9, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Staff in attendance: Clerk-Administrator (C-A), Andrew Farnsworth;  Deputy Clerk (DC), Nicole Fraser; 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  2017-240

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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 9, 2017. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-241

Moved by Councillor Crossman; 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, July 26, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

6.1. S/Sgt. Stacey Whalley: O.P.P. update

S/Sgt. Stacey Whalley provided Council with an update on O.P.P. activities in the Almaguin Highlands and Magnetawan, including discussion of: the hiring of a dedicated drug enforcement officer; policing of watercraft and ATVs; and a reduction in the number of property related crimes.

 

6.2. Bruce Campbell: Ontario telemedicine equipment at Almaguin Highlands Health Centre

Bruce Campbell requested that Magnetawan Council support a plan to fund the renewal of telemedicine equipment at the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre in Burk’s Falls, with a commitment of $500 per year for five years. Council directed the C-A to prepare a resolution for consideration at the next regular meeting of Council.

 

6.3. Jim Mahoney: Introduction of Caitlin Deevey, By-law Enforcement Officer in training

This item was deferred to the next regular meeting of Council.

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Building

7.1.1. Matthew Clouthier, Acting CBO – Building Department update

 

7.2. Treasury

7.2.1. Increase Kawartha Credit Union Line of credit

RESOLUTION  2017-242

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Treasurer to apply to Kawartha Credit Union for an increase in the Municipal Operating Line of Credit to $500,000.00. (Carried)

 

7.3. Fire:

7.3.1. Fire Chief monthly report: July 2017

7.3.2. Discussion of Fire Department Training

 

The FC left the meeting

 

7.4. Community Development and Recreation:

Locks summer students Jack Gillis and Joe Robinson attended Council to request that the locks schedule be altered to remove specific down and up locks-opening times. Council directed the C-A to bring the issue forward in February 2018 for consideration. Mr. Gillis also notified Council that boats were having difficulty approaching the locks from the Ahmic Lake side due to a lack of signage. Council directed the C-A to have the Parks and Maintenance Manager improve signage.

 

The RS thanked Council and was thanked by Council along with the volunteers and businesses for a successful season of recreation activities and events, with total participant numbers exceeding 750.

 

The RS left the meeting.

7.5. Administration:

7.5.1. Approve AMCTO Zone 7 attendance and MAP education

RESOLUTION  2017-243

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator and the Deputy Clerk to attend the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) Fall Zone 7 meeting at Grand Tappatoo Resort, Seguin Township, on October 26 and 27, 2017 at a cost of $150.00 plus HST and mileage per person; AND FURTHER THAT Council authorize the Clerk-Administrator and Deputy Clerk to register for the AMCTO Municipal Administration Program in the amount of $350.00 plus HST per person. (Carried)

7.6. Committee and Board Minutes:

RESOLUTION  2017-244

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the following Committee and Board minutes: the July 19, 2017 meeting of Central Almaguin Planning Board. (Carried)

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-245

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-43, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Magnetawan Home & School: request to power school sign from municipal streetlight

RESOLUTION 2017-246

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Magnetawan Home & School group to power a digital information sign at Magnetawan Central Public School using power from a Magnetawan streetlight. (Carried)

 

9.2. FONOM: request for support re., Ontario Species At Risk Guide

RESOLUTION 2017-247

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 Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities requesting that the Government of Ontario: delay the posting of the made-in-Ontario Species at Risk Guide and prescriptions; move the caribou range north; postpone the forestry sector deadline for completing associated plans; and extend the Section 55 Regulation for another 5 years; AND FURTHER THAT  this resolution be forwarded to Hector Lavigne, FONOM representative. (Carried)

 

 

 

9.3. Ministry of Community and Social Services: DSSAB review invitation

 

9.4. Community Schools Alliance: Annual General Meeting agenda

 

9.5. From the correspondence folder (not included in agenda package):

9.5.1. The Clement Chronicle, July 2017

9.5.2. District of Parry Sound Housing and Homelessness Plan Report 2016-2017

 

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-248

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Payroll for the period July 1 to July 31 and the Accounts Payable for the period July 16, 2017 to July 31, 2017 in the amount of $231,894.41. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2017-249

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed session at 3:10 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 identifiable individuals (being to receive a report from the By-law Enforcement Officer; (c) acquisition or disposition of lands (being to discuss the acquisition of lands in the Municipality). (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2017-250

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 3:40 P.M. (Carried)

 

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, August 23, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-251

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 3:41 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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