MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

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

Staff and visitors present: Mickey Wallace, Penelope Wallace, Kristen Mah, Sandra O’Grady, Dave Yemm, Rob Serson, Kris Croskery-Hodgins and Charles Barton.

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

A Moment of Silence was observed in memory of Fire Fighter Paul Nelson.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Liz Smith.

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

The study results of the “Beach Areas-Regulatory Review” provided by Meridian Planning Consutants Inc. were discussed.

Staff Reports Continued:
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk – verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Pines

R2012-01 L. Smith, T. Piper: That the minutes of the meeting held December 13, 2011 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2012-02 T. Butler, D. Culham: That the minutes of the special meeting held December 23, 2011 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2012-03 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we appoint Bo-Dean Moffat-Roberts to the Rink Caretaker position. Carried.

R2012-04 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we participate in the City of North Bay Household Hazardous Waste Program. Carried.

The Interim Tax Bill Newsletter was discussed, ideas suggested for content.

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R2012-05 L. Smith, T. Piper: WHEREAS the implementation of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario is an important initiative for all municipalities in Northern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS input from all municipalities affected by the Growth Plan is valuable to ensure municipal economic development issues are approached in an equitable fashion for all populations and living areas;

AND WHEREAS rural communities have unique concerns and needs with regard to the development of Regional Economic Development Areas for Northern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound does not have an economic service hub to reflect local circumstances and opportunities;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing requests the opportunity to provide input and open a dialogue with the Province, local municipalities and First Nation communities in Northern Ontario with regard to the economic goals and implementation of the Growth Plan.

AND that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association for discussion.
Carried.

R2012-06 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we pass By-Law Number 2012-01 being a By-Law to provide for an Interim Tax Levy.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 10th day of January, 2012. Carried.

R2012-07 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we hereby grant permission to Storie’s Mini Mart to operate the LCBO-Agency Store located within their premises on Family Day. Carried.

R2012-08 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we hereby grant permission to Young’s South Shore Centre to operate the LCBO-Agency Store located within their premises on Family Day. Carried.

R2012-09 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

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

R2012-10 T. Piper, T. Butler: That the statement of accounts dated January 10, 2012 be approved. $128,047.16. Carried.

R2012-11 L. Smith, T. Piper: That Council authorizes the CAO-Clerk-Deputy Treasurer to submit an application for funding for Canada Day events planned in 2012. Carried.

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R2012-12 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we authorize four firefighters to attend the Northeastern Fire Education Conference at the Fire Chief’s discretion. Carried.

The scheduled Closed Session was not required.

R2012-13 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law No. 2012-02, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on January 10, 2012. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 10th day of January, 2012. Carried.

R2012-14 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:32 p.m. Next regular meeting January 24, 2012. Carried.

Mayor:

CAO-Clerk: