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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 23, 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.

 

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  2017-252

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, August 23, 2017. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-253

Moved by Councillor Brunton; 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, August 9, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

6.1. Jason Tereszko: Northern Nerds Technology Audit & Review

Mr. Tereszko provided Council with an update on the Northern Nerds technology audit of the Municipal Office, identifying several areas that he considers as cause for concern. Council requested that Mr. Tereszko provide the C-A with follow up information on the costs to address such concerns.

 

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Public Works

7.1.1. Progress Report on summer activities

Council directed the C-A to have the Public Works Superintendent (PWS) provide Council with an update on the flooding that occurred on August 22nd.

 

7.1.2. Memo re., Sand dome structural report summary

 

7.2. Fire:

7.2.1. Support in principle for Regional Fire Training Agreement

RESOLUTION  2017-254

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports in principle the Regional Fire Training Agreement as attached. (Carried)

 

Council directed the FC to obtain data from local fire departments to the north and west regarding annual training costs.

 

 

7.3. Community Development and Recreation:

7.3.1. Regional Community and Economic Development Department Update

7.4. Administration:

7.4.1. Schmeler Road – request for year-round maintenance

Council directed the C-A to inform the inquiring parties that Schmeler Road will remain as Seasonally Maintained.

7.4.2. Magnetawan Employee Use of Community Centre & Pavilion Policy

RESOLUTION  2017-255

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the Magnetawan Employee Use of Community Centre and Pavilion Policy as attached. (Deferred)

 

Council directed staff to make changes to the policy and to provide an updated version at the next regular meeting for re-consideration.

7.4.3. Recommendation to award RFP – Workplace Harassment Investigator

RESOLUTION  2017-256

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan issued a Request for Proposals for a Workplace Harassment Investigator and received proposals from: Integrity Management Consulting Inc.; Harold G. Elston; Lattal Law; MNP LLP; Weaver Simmons LLP; Expertise for Municipalities; and HR Proactive Inc.; AND WHEREAS  the Evaluation Committee evaluated the proposals based on the established criteria and recommend award to the Bidder whose proposal scored highest, Weaver Simmons; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan awards the Request for Proposals for a Workplace Harassment Investigator to Weaver Simmons. (Carried)

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-257

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-44, being a By-law to authorize the purchase of lands at 4855 Highway 520. (Carried)

 

8.2. RESOLUTION 2017-258

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-45, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of Wednesday, August 9, 2017. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Marissa Johnston: request to place Megan Bell bench at Centennial Park

RESOLUTION 2017-259

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the placement of a memorial bench for Megan Bell in Magnetawan Centennial Park. (Deferred)

Council directed the C-A to obtain more information from Ms. Johnston regarding her proposal.

 

9.2. Robert and Marielyn Young: concerns re., activity on Aquilla Trail

Council directed the C-A to send correspondence to the Youngs and to the owners of 162 Aquilla Trail regarding the alleged activity on the road.

 

9.3. National Wall of Remembrance Association: request for donation

RESOLUTION 2017-260

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the National Wall of Remembrance Association in the form of a [left blank] –sized (e.g., 1/8 page) advertisement in Remembrance magazine in the amount of $[left blank] plus HST. (Defeated)

 

9.4. O.P.P.: Magnetawan 2nd quarter policing statistics

 

9.5. Village of Burk’s Falls: Reeve Still appointed to MAHC Capital Plan Development Task Force

 

 

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

10.1. Support Ontario Telemedicine Network at Almaguin Highlands Health Centre

RESOLUTION  2017-261

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the replacement cost of Ontario Telemedicine Network equipment at the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre through an annual contribution of $500.00 per year for five years, beginning in 2018. (Carried)

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-262

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period August 1, 2017 to August 15, 2017 in the amount of $415,607.20. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2017-263

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed session at 2:55 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 consists of: (b) personal matters about identifiable individuals (being to discuss employee conduct); and (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to review employee workload; being to discuss employee compensation). (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2017-264

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 3:20 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: Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-265

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 3:25 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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