MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

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

Staff and visitors present: Angela Harrison, Adrian Harrison, David Harrison, Penelope Wallace, Mickey Wallace, Kevin O’Grady, Marcel Tourangeau, Dave Yemm, Jeff Peppin, John-Paul Negrinotti, Charles Barton and Kris Croskery-Hodgins.

The meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Liz Smith

Sparks: Request to make presentation regarding noise concerns withdrawn.

Staff Reports:
Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent – written and verbal report.
John-Paul Negrinotti, Planning Assistant/CEMC/EDO – verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Liz Smith – Museum Board
Pat Haufe – Lake Nipissing Summit

R2011-209 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we accept the report prepared by the CAO-Clerk regarding the Harrison Family Severance Proposal. Carried.

R2011-210 D. Culham, T. Butler: WHEREAS Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd. (Spectrum Group) wishes to erect a 120-foot (36.6 metre) self-support telecommunications tower on the lands used for Fire Station #2 at 3509 Highway 534, being part of Lot 21, Concession 7, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound for the delivery of wireless Internet, broadband data, and other services to the surrounding area;
AND WHEREAS Spectrum Group is required by Industry Canada to consult with the local land-use authority and to obtain a statement of concurrence from the Municipality;
AND WHEREAS Spectrum Group is currently negotiating an agreement with the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing for collocating of said tower and associated indoor equipment on the site of Fire Station #2;

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THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing hereby gives approval to the CAO-Clerk to issue a conditional statement of concurrence to Spectrum Group for the proposed telecommunications tower at Fire Station #2 on Pt. Lot 21, Concession 7 for the delivery of broadband wireless and other services to the area subject to reaching a mutually acceptable collocation agreement.
Carried.

R2011-211 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we authorize the CAO-Clerk and Mayor to sign a Telecommunications Site Agreement with Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd. Carried.

R2011-212 T. Butler, D. Culham: That the minutes of the meeting held July 12, 2011 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2011-213 T. Piper, L. Smith: That the minutes of the meeting held August 2, 2011 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2011-214 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the minutes of the closed session meeting held August 2, 2011 be adopted. Carried.

R2011-215 D. Culham, T. Butler: BE IT RESOLVED:
1. That this Council does approve “in principle” the Application of Margaret A. Hughes and Frank M. Kleimaker to purchase the Shore Road Allowance in front of their property located at Part Lot 4, Concession 19, 42R9992 Part 1, Township of Nipissing.
2. That this resolution is subject to the following conditions:
a) That the applicant will be responsible for the payment of all the Municipality’s administrative and legal accounts in connection with the processing of this application.
b) That in accordance with the Municipality’s policy, notice and a copy of the draft plan will be mailed to the adjacent owners. Carried.

R2011-216 L. Smith, T. Piper: BE IT RESOLVED:
1. That this Council does approve “in principle” the Application of Piotr Blachut to purchase the Shore Road Allowance in front of their property located in front of broken lots 18 and 19, Concession 15, Plan 42R17726, Parts 1 and 3, Township of Nipissing.
2. That this resolution is subject to the following conditions:
a. The Council shall select an independent search firm specializing in fishery issues and environmental issues to complete an independent investigation and report to determine the geographic limits where development could occur and to ensure compliance to the Provincial Policy Statement.
b. That the applicant will be responsible for the payment of all the Municipality’s administrative, legal accounts and Environmental Impact Study costs in connection with the processing of this application.
c. That in accordance with the Municipality’s policy, notice and a copy of the draft plan will be mailed to the adjacent owners.
d. That the area be subject to Site Plan Control. Carried.

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R2011-217 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we transfer $3,200 from the Parkland Reserve Fund to the Recreation Committee budget. Carried.

R2011-218 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we appoint Bob Meister to the Ad-Hoc Landfill Committee. Carried.

R2011-219 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Smith confirmed a “Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest” as one of the accounts were payable to her employer. She did not vote on the accounts.

R2011-220 T. Butler, D. Culham: That the statement of accounts dated August 16, 2011 be approved. $503,771.14. Carried.

R2011-221 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law No. 2011-37, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on August 16, 2011. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 16th day of August, 2011. Carried.

R2011- 222 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:09 p.m. Next regular meeting September 13, 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.