Public Meeting
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Public Meeting was held on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the Nipissing Community Centre.

Topic for Discussion: Zoning By-Law Amendments

Council and Staff Present: Pat Haufe, Mayor; Tom Piper, Councillor; Liz Smith, Councillor; Tom Butler, Councillor; Dougal Culham, Councillor; Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk; John-Paul Negrinotti, Economic Development Co-Ordinator; and Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk.

Planner: Jim Dyment, Meridian Planning Consultants Inc.

Audience: Roland Dagenais, Rea Dagenais, Doug Walli, Sandy O’Grady, Kevin O’Grady, Lynn Bryant, Keith Bryant, Bev King, Autry King, Kelvin King, Sylvia Kirkpatrick, Graham Kirkpatrick, Betty Restoule, Clare Restoule, Dan Belanger, Laurie Belanger, Mickey Wallace, Penny Wallace, Alan Brodie, Karen Aultman, Bev Moore, Dave Moore, Ray Dubeau, Penny Sampson, Elaine Setchell, Patty Gysel, Brian Gysel, Paul Norris, Mel McCabe, Melissa McCabe, Brad Scott, Faith Scott and David Chadbourne.

Public Meeting declared an Open Meeting at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Pat Haufe.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: None.

Mayor Haufe welcomed guests and provided instruction on the meeting format.

A review of the Zoning By-Law, amendments and regulations governing Zoning By-Laws was provided by Jim Dyment, Planner.

Those with comments in support of the By-Law were asked to come forward and comment.

Those with comments and/or concerns not in support of the By-Law were asked to come forward and comment.

Items brought forward for comment:
• Holding zone surrounding Land Fill Areas.
• Tree removal at or near the high water mark.
• Trailer and boat storage on property.
• Boathouses in the M120 area.
• Flaws in the draft Zoning By-law such as roads and flood plain measurements.
• Limited Service Residential zoning and implications.
• Possibilities of assessment impacts and tax rate impacts.
• Ice Huts/Fishing Huts and seasonal habitation of same.
• By-law wording and definitions of volume, area, sun porch and deck.
• Environmentally protective and sensitive areas.

Minutes – Public Meeting August 23, 2011 – Page 2

Response to concerns provided by Jim Dyment, Planner. A detailed report concerning issues addressed will be provided to the Township Office by Mr. Dyment at a later date.

Mayor Haufe thanked those in attendance. He requested that those wishing to be notified of future meetings regarding this By-Law provide contact information on a form provided or contact the Clerk.

Public meeting was declared Closed at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Pat Haufe.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.



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.