MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, May 6, 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, Nick Nikolic, Susan Nikolic-Vicentic, Gary Wilson, Paul Goodridge, Doug Schnaufer and Cindy Piper.

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

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: Leslee Lawrence Straus regarding the Application for the purchase of the unopened road allowance located adjacent to 606B South River Road, Concession A, Part Lot 218, Plan PSR2282, Part 26, Parcel 11064 N/S in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound.

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

D. Culham; L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of the special meeting held on April 25, 2008 be adopted. Carried.

Staff reports: Dave Yemm and Bob Rice.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we accept the quotation from Arnstein Lawn & Garden dated April 21, 2008 to purchase the Gravely PM260 Riding Mower for the total amount of $5,999.00 plus applicable taxes. Carried.

Councillor Leslee Lawrence Straus disclosed a pecuniary interest regarding the Application for the purchase of the unopened road allowance located adjacent to 606B South River Road.

Presentation from Paul Goodridge regarding the Application submitted by Leslee Lawrence Straus for the purchase of the unopened road allowance located adjacent to 606B South River Road, Concession A, Part Lot 218, Plan PSR2282, Part 26, Parcel 11064 N/S in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound.

Letter dated May 1, 2008 from Nick Nikolic of 1195389 Ontario Limited submitted regarding the Application.

P. Haufe; K. Young: That Council will support in principle an application submitted by Leslee Lawrence Straus for the closure of the unopened road allowance abutting property located at 606B South River Road, Concession A, Part Lot 218, Plan PSR2282, Part 26, Parcel 11064 N/S in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound subject to all costs to be borne by the applicant. Carried.

K. Young; P. Haufe: That we authorize the Clerk-Treasurer to submit the Youth Internship Request Not-for-Profit Application Form to FedNor as presented. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That we reassign the file matter relating to the Chapman’s Chute Subdivision to Mr. Rusty Russell from Russell, Christie, LLP as per the developer’s request. Carried.

K. Young; P. Haufe: That we authorize Cindy Piper and Kris Croskery to attend the 2008 OACA (Ontario Association of Committees of Adjustment and Consent Authorities) Conference to be held on June 1 to 4, 2008 in North Bay. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That we authorize Dave Yemm and Cindy Piper to attend the Health and Safety for Supervisors and Managers Training Program to be held on May 15 and 16, 2008 in Burks Falls. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1226, being a by-law respecting public notice which includes the notice of intention to pass a by-law and a notice of a public meeting. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of May, 2008. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1227, being a by-law to adopt policies for the sale of land. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of May, 2008. Carried.

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

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That the Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer be authorized to sign the Memorandum of Agreement with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit for the establishment of the Municipal Reserve Fund. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: That the statement of accounts dated May 6, 2008 be approved. $91,969.79. Carried.

D. Culham; K. Young: That we authorize Kris Croskery to attend the Financial Management Basics for Non-Finance Staff to be held in North Bay on May 15, 2008. Carried.

D. Culham; K. Young: That we authorize the Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer to sign the updated Royal Bank of Canada Loan Agreement dated May 6, 2008 to incorporate the loan for the 2008 GSO6999 Pumper Vehicle in the amount of $190,279.00 for a five year term. Carried.

K. Young; L. Lawrence Straus: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:05 p.m.
Next meeting May 27, 2008. Carried.

Mayor:

Clerk: