MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

Present: Mayor Pat Haufe and Councillors Thomas Butler, Dougal Culham, Tom Piper and Liz Smith.

Staff and visitors present: Charles Barton, Dave Yemm, John-Paul Negrinotti, Dean Decaire and Jess Dionne.

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Smith.

Staff Reports:
Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent: Written and Verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk: Verbal Report.
John-Paul Negrinotti: Written and Verbal Report.

Committee Reports: Tom Piper: Museum Board and Recreation Board. Liz Smith: Museum Board and Recreation Committee. Pat Haufe: DSSAB and Written Report regarding Cell Phone/High Speed Internet Service.

Dean Decaire and Jess Dionne: Municipal Auditors: Presented the Draft 2010 Financial Statements for discussion.

R2011-40 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we approve the audited Financial Statements of The Corporation of the Township of Nipissing for the year ending December 31st, 2010. Carried.

R2011-41 T. Butler, D. Culham : That the minutes of the closed session meeting held February 8. 2011 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2011-42 T. Piper, L. Smith: That the minutes of the meeting held February 8th, 2011 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2011-43 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we accept a quote received from Jim Johnston Construction Equipment Supplier Inc. for an Excavator in the amount of $77,970.00 including HST. Carried.

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R2011-44 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we accept a quote received from Loadstar Trailers Inc. for a tandem trailer in the amount of $ 21,500 plus applicable taxes. Carried.

Review Board of Health appointment.

R2011-45 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we recommend consent application No. B/10/Nipissing/2011, applicant Cheryl and Patricia Simpson, for approval. The lot must comply with the consent Policies of Section 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 in the Township of Nipissing=s Official Plan. Carried.

R2011-46 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law No. 2011-06, being a by-law to set tax ratios for municipal purposes for the year 2011. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 22nd day of February, 2011. Carried.

R2011-47 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we pass By-Law No. 2011-07, being a by-law to specify the annualized tax limit, prior year=s current value assessment tax limit, claw back percentages, the capping threshold parameters and the minimum tax level for new to class/new construction properties for the Township of Nipissing. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 22nd day of February, 2011. Carried.

R2011-48 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Smith left the meeting as per her ‘Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest’

R2011-49 T. Piper, T. Butler: That the statements of accounts dated February 22nd, 2011 be approved. $ 174,308.47. Carried.

Councillor Smith resumed her seat.

R2011-50 L, Smith, T. Piper: That we authorize the CAO- Clerk to attend the AMCTO Zone 7 Spring Meeting to be hosted by the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands May 4-6, 2011. Carried.

R2011-51 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we donate $100 to the Powassan Maple Syrup Festival for the 2011 Festival. Carried.

R2011-52 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law No. 2011-08, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on February 22nd , 2011. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 22nd day of February 8, 2011. Carried.

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R2011-53 T. Butler, D. Culham : That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:30 p.m. Next regular meeting March 8th, 2011. Carried.

Mayor:

CAO-Clerk:

Minutes prepared as per Section 228 (1) (a) of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c. 25. Clerk to record, without note or comment, all resolutions, decisions and other proceedings of the council.

Minutes to be approved by Council at the next regular Council Meeting.