MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2008.

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

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, Bob Rice, Marc Clement, Doug Schnaufer and Cindy Piper.

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

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: None.

2008 Budget reviewed.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we accept the 2008 Budget as presented. Carried.

D. Culham; L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of March 25, 2008 be adopted as published. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That the minutes of the special meeting held on March 28, 2008 be adopted. Carried.

Staff reports: Dave Yemm and Bob Rice.

P. Haufe; K. Young: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1219, being a by-law respecting permits for construction, demolition and change of use and respecting inspections and the charging of permit fees. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 8th day of April, 2008. Carried.

Presentation from Marc Clement of Hydro One for the donation in the amount of $4,200.00 from Hydro One’s PowerPlay Program for the outdoor ice rink repairs.

P. Haufe; K. Young: That we donate $100.00 to Almaguin Highlands Secondary School for the Graduation Awards Program. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That we authorize the Clerk-Treasurer to attend the AMCTO Annual Conference to be held on June 8 – 11, 2008 in Niagara Falls. Carried. Minutes April 8, 2008 – Page 2.

Letter dated March 20, 2008 from the South Shore/Restoule Snowmobile Club regarding the use of the road allowance located between Concession 14 and 15, Lots 2 to 5, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound for the D102C trail was reviewed. Council instructed the Clerk-Treasurer to forward a letter stating that the Township has no issues with the use of the road allowance for the snowmobile trail but must ensure that the Township is named as additional insured on the insurance policy and be provided to the Township of Nipissing.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That the Council of the Township of Nipissing has no concerns with a private range located at Lot 23, Concession 7 in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound and that the Township of Nipissing does not have a by-law regulating the discharge of firearms. Carried.

Committee Reports: Kalvin Young, Leslee Lawrence Straus, Pat Haufe and Dougal Culham.

L. Lawrence Straus; K. Young: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; K. Young: That the statement of accounts dated April 8, 2008 be approved. $237,484.54. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That we authorize the Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer to sign the updated Royal Bank of Canada Loan Agreement dated April 3, 2008 to incorporate the loan for the 2008 Volvo Model G960 Motor Grader in the amount of $136,616.00 for a five year term. Carried.

D. Culham; L. Lawrence Straus: Whereas the Township of Nipissing has been notified by the province that $240,760.00 has been approved for municipal road and bridge capital investment needs.

And Whereas that the $240,760.00 allocated to the Township of Nipissing by the province will be used for municipal road and bridge capital investment needs;

That a final summary report detailing expenditures, use of provincial funding, and outcomes achieved shall be submitted to the ministry and the ministry may request an independent audit of the project; and

Any funds intended for the project that are not used in accordance with rehabilitation of municipal road and bride capital investment needs or the terms outlined above will be returned to the ministry. Carried.

D. Culham; L. Lawrence Straus: That Council will support in principle an application submitted by Rick and Sharon Dionne for the closure of the shore road allowance abutting property located at Plan 42M559, Lot 2, Parcel 16198 NS in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound subject to all costs to be borne by the applicant. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That the Council of the Township of Nipissing hereby accepts the termination date of the Sportsplex Board of Management agreement to be effective April 30, 2008. Carried.

D. Culham; K. Young: That we authorize the Clerk-Treasurer to forward a letter to Chapman’s Chute Developments Inc. to request payment in full by April 30, 2008 for all outstanding legal fees relating to the Subdivision Agreement and to request an additional $10,000.00 deposit for legal, engineering or administrative charges. If no payment received by April 30, 2008, the Clerk-Treasurer will be authorized to cash a part of the letter of credit from the Royal Bank of Canada to have sufficient funds to pay any outstanding legal fees, engineering or administrative charges relating to this matter. No further action will commence relating to the Chapman’s Chute Developments Inc. Subdivision Agreement until receipt of all outstanding legal fees and the additional deposit of $10,000.00 has been received by the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:00 p.m.
Next meeting April 22, 2008. Carried.

Mayor:

Clerk: