MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, February 12, 2008.

Present: Mayor Wendy Billingsley and Councillors Leslee Lawrence Straus, Dougal Culham and Pat Haufe.

Absent: Deputy Mayor Kalvin Young.

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, Bob Rice, Nathan Kirby, Bill Hagborg, John Thornton, Francis Aultman, Robert van der Wijst and Cindy Piper.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: None.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That the minutes of January 22, 2008 be adopted as published. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That the minutes of the special meeting held on January 24, 2008 be adopted. Carried.

D. Culham; L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of the special meeting held on January 29, 2008 be adopted. Carried.

Staff reports: Dave Yemm and Bob Rice and written reports from Pat Elliott, Danny Rodgers and Sandy Briggs.

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: That we appoint Jason Thorkelson as a member of the Township of Nipissing Fire Department. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That we appoint Connor Sarazin as a member of the Township of Nipissing Fire Department. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we appoint Steven Stead as a member of the Township of Nipissing Fire Department. Carried.

Presentation from John Thornton, Chair of Greater Nipissing Stewardship Council.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we accept the tender from P.D. Brooks Haulage & Construction Ltd. to supply and apply 15,000 Tonnes of 5/8″ Quarried Granite to Alsace Road starting at Hwy 522 in Commanda to Toeppner Boulevard in the Township of Nipissing in the total amount of $162,997.97 including all applicable taxes. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That we hereby grant permission to Storie’s Mini Mart to operate the LCBO – Agency Store located within their premises on February 18, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That we hereby grant permission to Young’s South Shore to operate the LCBO – Agency Store located within their premises on February 18, 2008. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign a Common Boundary Agreement with Paul W. Lamb for the extraction of aggregate material at the boundary of Lot 10, Concession 15, Gurd, Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound. Carried.

Budget meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the Township Office.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we recognize Family Day, February 18, 2008, as a holiday. Carried.

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: That we donate $100.00 to the Powassan Agricultural Society for the 113th Fall Fair to be held on August 30 and 31, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1216, being a by-law to enter into a Gift Agreement with Hydro One Networks Inc. to receive a donation through the Hydro One PowerPlay grant program. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 12th day of February, 2008. Carried.

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1217, being a by-law to enter into a Funding Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Northern Development and Mines and the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (“FONOM”) and Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (“NOMA”) through the Northern Communities Investment Readiness (NCIR) Initiative. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 12th day of February, 2008. Carried.

Committee Reports: Leslee Lawrence Straus, Pat Haufe, Dougal Culham and Wendy Billingsley.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

D. Culham; L. Lawrence Straus: That the statement of accounts dated February 12, 2008 be approved. $135,549.88. Carried.

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: That this part of our meeting will be closed to the public as authorized by Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, c. 25, for consideration of the following subject matter: advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose. Time: 8:27 p.m. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That we resume the open public meeting. Time: 9:05 p.m. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:05 p.m.
Next meeting March 11, 2008. Carried.

Mayor:

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.