MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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

Staff and visitors present: John Taylor, Dave Yemm, John-Paul Negrinotti, Rob Serson, Kris Croskery-Hodgins and Charles Barton.

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

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Liz Smith.

Staff Reports:
Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent – verbal and written report.
Rob Serson, Fire Chief – verbal report.

The meeting was declared a public meeting pursuant to the provisions of Section 34 (12) of the Planning Act, R. S. O., 1990 to discuss an application to purchase Lakeshore Road Allowance – David Harcourt.

Mr. Taylor requested that this matter be deferred pending further information from his legal representation.
Letters from Mr. Boulanger, legal counsel for Mr. Taylor and W. D. Russell, legal counsel for the Township of Nipissing were read.
Council will defer the decision on the Original Sore Road Allowance application of Mr. Harcourt until the January 24, 2012 meeting to allow legal counsel to provide necessary information.

Staff Reports continued:
John-Paul Negrinotti, Planning Assistant – EDO – CEMC – verbal report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk – verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Pines
Liz Smith – Recreation Committee
Pat Haufe – DSSAB – Social Planning Network

R2011-302 T. Piper, L. Smith: That the minutes of the meeting held November 29, 2011 be adopted as published. Carried.

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R2011-303 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the minutes of the closed session meeting held November 29, 2011 be adopted. Carried.

R2011-304 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we authorize Dave Yemm to attend the ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference scheduled for February 26-29, 2012. Carried.

R2011-305 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we authorize the CAO-Clerk to attend the AMCTO Annual meeting June 17-20, 2012. Carried.

R2011-306 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we pass By-Law 2011-55 being a by-law to amend the Hourly Rate Schedule in the Pay Equity Plan.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 13th day of December, 2011. Carried.

The 2011 Budget was reviewed.

R2011-307 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we transfer $50,000 from the Bridge Reserve Fund to the Road Reserve Fund for replacement of the Rochette Bridge. Carried.

R2011-308 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we return $8,248.93, being the remainder of the budgeted $10,000 transfer of AMO Gas Tax reserve back to reserves for future projects. Carried.

R2011-309 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we transfer the 2011 Road Machinery Credit to the Road Equipment Reserve. Carried.

R2011-310 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we transfer the 2011 Landfill Equipment Credit to reserve for Landfill Equipment. Carried.

R2011-311 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we transfer $30,000 to the Fire Department Reserve. Carried.

R2011-312 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we transfer $1,000 from reserve to honour the pledge made for the South Shore Education Centre track construction. Carried.

R2011-313 T. Piper, L. Smtih: That we pass By-Law Number 2011-56 being a By-law to authorize temporary borrowing from time to time to meet current expenditures during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 13th day of December, 2011. Carried.

R2011-314 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

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Councillor Liz Smith declared a pecuniary interest as her employer is listed in the accounts payable.

R2011-315 T. Piper, D. Culham: That the statement of accounts dated December 13, 2011 be approved. $219,928.57. Carried.

R2011-316 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we accept the quote from Dennis Harwood Plumbing-Heating for the supply and installation of a Payne 92% High efficient propane furnace for Fire Station #1 at a cost of $4,192.00 plus HST. Carried.

R2011-317 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law No. 2011-57, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on December 13, 2011. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 13th day of December, 2011. Carried.

R2011-318 T. Butler, D. Culham: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:04 p.m. Next regular meeting January 10, 2012. 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.