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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, October 25, 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; Public Works Superintendent (PWS), Bruce Hill; Parks and Maintenance Manager (PMM), Steve Robinson.

 

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

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

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2017-302

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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, October 25, 2017 with the following addendum: 7.4.2.  Authorize purchase of new snow blower for John Deere Parks Tractor. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST
None

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-303

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the minutes of the special Council meeting of Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, October 11, 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. 2017 Year-to-date budget

7.2. Public Works:

7.2.1. Inventory of Magnetawan Village unopened road allowances

Council directed the C-A to develop a policy for a cost-sharing program to assist developers in developing unopened road allowances in the village of Magnetawan.

7.3. Fire

7.3.1. Fire Chief monthly report, September 2017

Council directed the C-A to direct the FC to further explain in monthly reports which members of the Fire Department are attending calls.

 

The PWS left the meeting.

7.3.2. Review of draft Establish and Regulate By-law Council directed the C-A to review and update the By-law to bring back to Council at a future meeting.

7.4. Parks:

7.4.1. Ahmic Harbour Lighthouse contribution

RESOLUTION  2017-304

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes a contribution to the construction and installation of the new lighthouse in Ahmic Harbour in the amount of $350.00. (Carried).

 

7.4.2. Authorize purchase of new snow blower for John Deere Parks Tractor

RESOLUTION  2017-305

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS the Parks and Maintenance Manager obtained quotes for the replacement of the snow blower on the John Deere Parks Tractor #2 from: Arnstein Lawn & Garden Company Inc. in the amount of $3,100.00 plus HST; Groulx Equipment in the amount of $3,460.00 plus HST; and Northgate Power Equipment in the amount of $5,384.96 plus HST; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the purchase of a new snow blower from Arnstein Lawn & Garden Company Inc. in the amount of $3,100.00 plus HST. (Carried)

 

Council directed the PMM to get quotes and proceed with fixing the existing snow blower as a backup.

 

The PMM left the meeting.

 

7.5. Community Development:

7.5.1. CAEDA proposed merge with EcoDev

7.5.2. Appointment to the Magnetawan Community Economic Development Committee (MCDC)

RESOLUTION  2017-306

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an expression of interest from a volunteer to sit on the Magnetawan Community Development Committee (MCDC); NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan appoints the following member to the MCDC for the remaining term of Council: Patricia Lake. (Carried)

 

7.6. Administration:

7.6.1. Private Road Grants 2017 – summary report

Council directed the C-A to increase the grant allotment to $15,000 for the Private Road Grants in 2018.

 

7.6.2. Megan Bell memorial bench

RESOLUTION  2017-307

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

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, including the construction of a concrete pad. (Carried)

Council directed the C-A to search for memorial park policies from surrounding municipalities. Council directed the C-A to place a sign at the Ahmic Harbour Park regarding dogs and the fines associated with the By-law.

 

7.6.3. Magnetawan Home & School – request for use of streetlight as sign post

RESOLUTION  2017-308

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes Magnetawan Home & School to use the Municipally-owned streetlight post at Magnetawan Central School as a support for the school’s new information sign. (Carried)

 

7.7. Committee and Board Minutes

RESOLUTION  2017-309

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the following Committee and Board minutes: the September 19, 2017 meeting of the Magnetawan Community Development Committee; and the October 5, 2017 meeting of the Magnetawan Community Development Committee.
(Carried)

 

Council directed the C-A to include public input for public art projects and a notification of new fees in the newsletter to be distributed with the tax bills in February 2018.

 

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-310

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-51, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the special meeting of October 11, 2017 and the regular meeting of October 11, 2017. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Blue Sky Net: Broadband Report

9.2. Canada Post Community Foundation: request for donations

 

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-311

Moved by Councillor Brunton; 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 October 1, 2017 to October 15, 2017 in the amount of $239,289.43. (Carried)

 

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION  2017-312
Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed

session at 2:15 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: (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to receive a report from the HR consultant; being to discuss employee compensation; being to discuss staffing requirements). (Carried)

 

RESOLUTION  2017-313
Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

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

 

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

 

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-314

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at

3:45 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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