Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

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

Staff and visitors present: Tom Perry, Wendy Fryer, Stephen Kirkey, Bonnie Kirkey, John Klunder, 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.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Lake Nipissing Status Meeting, Museum Board
Liz Smith – Museum Board
Pat Haufe – Source Water Protection, DSSAB

R2012-158 L. Smith, T. Piper: That the minutes of the meeting held June 26, 2012 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2012-159 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we pass By-law Number 2012-35, being a By-law to Amend Zoning By-law 2012-12, as amended.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 17th day of July, 2012. Carried.

Presentation by Thomas Perry regarding a request to purchase a portion of road allowance.

Presentation by John Klunder regarding a request for support of an application for a solar farm building project.

R2012-160 T. Piper, L. Smith: WHEREAS Hay Solar Holdings ULC proposes to construct and operate a rooftop solar installation on a farm building to be constructed upon receipt of a FIT Contract from the Ontario Power Authority on the real property owned by John and Sherry Klunder, located at 31 Simpson Hill Road, Nipissing Township, with a legal description of Con 6 Pt Lot 11 PIN S2271-0025 in under the Province’s FIT Program;
AND WHEREAS the Applicant has requested that Council of the Township of Nipissing, Ontario indicate by resolution Council’s support for the construction and operation of the project on the property;
AND WHEREAS, pursuant to the rules governing the FIT Program, Applicants whose projects receive the formal support of Municipalities will be awarded priority points, which may result in

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the Applicant being offered a FIT Contract prior to other persons applying for FIT Contracts;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Township of Nipissing, Ontario supports the construction and operation of the project on the property.
Council support of the Hay Solar FIT Application does not mean that this Council approves the design and structural integrity of the Farm Building or the location of the building on the identified property.
This resolution’s sole purpose is to enable the Applicant to receive priority points under the FIT Program and may not be used for the purpose of any other form of municipal approval in relation to the Application or project or any other purpose. Carried.

R2012-161 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we appoint Pat Haufe, Tom Piper, Tom Butler, John-Paul Negrinotti, Stephen Kirkey, Bob Meister, Karin Ann Brent, Susan Christian, Adam Lingenfelter, Paul Norris and Linda Andersen to the Nipissing ECO Committee. Carried.

R2012-162 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we appoint Richard Chapman and Paul Thomson to the Township of Nipissing Volunteer Fire Department. Carried.

R2012-163 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we accept the list of changes and/or clarifications to the 2012 Fire Apparatus Contract detailed in a letter dated June 12, 2012 from Metz Fire Rescue. Carried.

R2012-164 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

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

R2012-165 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the statement of accounts dated July 17, 2012 be approved. $102,129.23. Carried.

R2012-166 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we transfer $15,000 from the Bridge Reserve to the Bridge Maintenance account. Carried.

R2012-167 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we approve the purchase of a cabinet for the Township Office from Grand & Toy at a total cost of $1,692.74 including taxes. Carried.

R2012-168 L. Smith, T. Piper: 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:
b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;
Time: 7:32 p.m. Carried.

Chief Serson left the meeting at 7:50 p.m.

R2012-169 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 8:20 p.m. Carried.

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R2012-170 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we pass By-Law No. 2012-36 being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on July 17, 2012. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 17th day of July, 2012. Carried.

R2012-171 L. Smith, T. Piper: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:35 p.m. Next regular meeting August 14, 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.