Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.

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

Staff and visitors present: John-Paul Negrinotti, Dave Yemm, 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.
John-Paul Negrinotti, Planning Assistant-EDO-CEMC – verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Eastholme, Golden Sunshine Non-Profit Housing Board (Pines)
Liz Smith – Museum Board
Pat Haufe – District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

R2012-65 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the minutes of the meeting held March 6, 2012 be adopted as published. Carried.

Presentation of 2011 Financial Statements will be deferred to the April 3, 2012 meeting.

R2012-66 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law Number 2012-15 being a by-law to adopt a policy to establish procedures and practices for the investment of municipal funds.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 20th day of March, 2012. Carried.

R2012-67 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we support the Corporation of the Township of Chisholm Resolution No. 2012-70 which urges the Provincial Government to extend the school bus moratorium until the end of 2013 so that the recommendations of the task force into student transportation procurement can be reviewed and considered prior to any decisions being made. Carried.

R2012-68 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Liz Smith declared Pecuniary Interest as her Employer is listed in the accounts.

R2012-69 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the statement of accounts dated March 20, 2012 be approved. $527,108.25. Carried.

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R2012-70 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we authorize the Treasurer-Deputy Clerk to attend the AMCTO Zone 7 2012 Spring Workshop being held at the Northridge Inn May 3rd and 4th. Carried.

R2012-71 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we donate $200 to the Lake Nipissing Walleye Association for the restocking of walleye on Lake Nipissing. Carried.

R2012-72 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we authorize Dougal Culham, Pat Haufe, Tom Butler and Charles Barton to attend the Spring meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association being held in the Township of the Archipelago on Friday, April 27, 2012. Carried.

R2012-73 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we tender for the supply and delivery of a new fire vehicle for the Nipissing Fire Department. Carried.

R2012-74 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we donate $100.00 to the Algonquin Regiment Veterans’ Association, Parry Sound Branch towards a stone memorial to honour those who gave their lives in World War II. Carried.

R2012-75 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we recommend consent application No. B/9/Nipissing/2012, applicant Ronald Leigh Best, for approval. The lot must comply with the consent Policies of Section 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 in the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan. Any travelled road situated on the subject property should be transferred to the municipality for road purposes. Carried.

2012 Draft Budget was presented and discussed.

R2012-76 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law No. 2012-16, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on March 20, 2012. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 20th day of March, 2012. Carried.

R2012-77 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:55 p.m. Next regular meeting April 3, 2012. Carried.



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.