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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, November 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.


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


Regrets: Deputy Mayor, Tim Brunton.


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


1. CALL TO ORDER

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

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2017-326

Moved by Councillor Crossman; 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, November 22, 2017 with the following addendum: 11. ADDENDUM;  11.1  Dean Chartrand: Supporting local business. (Carried)

  1. 3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST
    Councillor John Hetherington disclosed an interest in relation to agenda item 7.3.1.as he is acting as an agent for a close relative in a planning matter.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-327

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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, November 8, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None


6. PRESENTATIONS

None

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Fire:

7.1.1. Fire Chief Monthly Report, October 2017

7.1.2. Edmund Seibels: request to increase fire response for water access properties
Council directed the C-A to write a response to Mr. Seibels explaining that the municipality cannot implement this type of service due to the logistics and cost of supporting all remote properties on all lakes and waterways in the Municipality.

7.2. Community Development:

7.2.1. Support EcoDev merger with BACED
RESOLUTION 2017-328
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
WHEREAS  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan passed resolution 2017-269 to extend the Community Economic Development Officer (CEDO) and the EcoDev department from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018, at an estimated cost to Magnetawan of $4,656.26; AND WHEREAS  Council passed resolution 2017-223 to support in principle the establishment of a regional community economic development department; AND WHEREAS  Burk’s Falls and Area Community Economic Development (BACED) has passed a resolution to support in principle the expansion of the existing BACED stakeholders to include the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Almaguin municipalities in pursuit of a regional economic development department; AND WHEREAS  the proposed merger would signal to FedNor and our Almaguin partners that Magnetawan is committed to a regional approach to economic development; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports in principle a merger between BACED and EcoDev, including Magnetawan’s participation in a joint community economic development department; AND FURTHER THAT  Council allocates a contribution in the 2018 budget to this initiative to a maximum amount of $7,500.00; AND FURTHER THAT Council appoints Tim Brunton to represent Magnetawan in future discussions on this matter; AND FURTHER THAT Magnetawan rescinds resolution 2017-269. (Carried)

7.3. Administration

7.3.1. Luke Thiessen/John Hetherington application to purchase road allowance, Bothams Rd


Councillor Hetherington left the Council Chambers.

RESOLUTION  2017-329
Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
WHEREAS  Luke Thiessen, the owner of lands at Con 11 E Part Lot 16 PCL 18242, in the Geographic Township of Spence, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, has indicated a desire to purchase Original Road Allowance to the south and to the southwest of his lands in order to obtain access to Bothams Road; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves in principle the sale of Original Road Allowance to Luke Thiessen with the following provisions: 1. THAT Mr. Thiessen submits a formal application to purchase the road allowance; 2. THAT all other adjacent landowners shall be invited by the Clerk-Administrator to submit an application to purchase those parts of the specified road allowance which border their lands; 3. THAT the application fee shall be set at $500.00; and 4. THAT the deposit fee shall be set at $2,500.00. (Carried)


Councillor Hetherington returned to the Council chambers.


7.3.2. Update on 4855 Highway 520 Building
Council directed the C-A to ask the Fire Chief to invite volunteer firefighters to go with Council to view the new fire hall in McKellar on a training night. Council indicated a desire for a session afterward with the volunteers to obtain input on the new fire hall. Council requested the C-A to bring an update on the Ahmic Harbour Community Centre project to the next Council Meeting.


7.3.3. Employee Christmas Bonus

RESOLUTION  2017-330

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a Christmas Bonus of $50.00 and a turkey to full-time, part-time and temporary employees and volunteer firefighters.
(Carried)


7.3.4. Christmas Office Closure

7.4. Committee and Board Minutes

RESOLUTION  2017-331

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the following Committee and Board minutes: the October 31st, 2017 meeting of the Community Centre Board.
(Carried)


  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. By-law 2017-53, being a By-law to designate an alternate Community Emergency Management Coordinator
RESOLUTION 2017-332
Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-53, being a By-law to designate an alternate Community Emergency Management Coordinator. (Carried)

8.2. By-law 2017-54, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council
RESOLUTION 2017-333
Moved by Councillor Crossman ; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:


BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-54, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of November 8, 2017.
(Carried)


9.  CORRESPONDENCE

9.1 Ministry of Municipal Affairs: proposing Bill 148 amendments re. on-call pay

9.2 Association of Municipalities of Ontario: Bill 148 submission, re. volunteer firefighters

9.3 Township of Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls: support resolution re. Bill 148 and volunteer firefighter on-call pay

9.4 Gravel Watch Ontario: concerns regarding CSC aggregate standards

9.5 Town of Lakeshore: provincial flood insurance program

9.6 From the correspondence folder (not included in agenda package)

9.6.1. MP Tony Clement: Clement Chronicle


10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11. ADDENDUM

Dean Chartrand: Supporting local business
The Mayor advised Mr. Chartrand of the Municipality of Magnetawan’s Procurement By-law noting that it is illegal for municipalities to give local preference.

12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-334

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 November 1, 2017 to November 15, 2017 in the amount of $479,589.40. (Carried)


13. CLOSED SESSION
RESOLUTION 2017-335

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed session at 2:05 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 Fire Chief regarding volunteer response to fire calls); and (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to discuss staffing requirements).
(Carried)


RESOLUTION 2017-336

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 2:50 P.M. (Carried)


14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC


15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.


  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-337

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 2:55 P.M. (Carried)




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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date





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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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