MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

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

Regrets: Deputy Mayor Kalvin Young

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, Bob Rice, Mayor Vic Fedeli, Patti Fedeli, Shelly Bateman, Doug Schnaufer and Anita Phipson.

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

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: None

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That the minutes of May 27, 2008 be adopted as published. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That the minutes of the special meeting held on May 29, 2008 be adopted. Carried.

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1231, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meetings held on the dates set out below. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 10th day of June, 2008. Carried.

Staff reports: Dave Yemm and Bob Rice.

Presentation from Mayor Fedeli from the City of North Bay regarding the North Bay Airport Runway.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: WHEREAS the City of North Bay assumed ownership of the assets of the North Bay Jack Garland Airport in 1998 from Transport Canada;

AND WHEREAS the Jack Garland Airport functions as a regional airport and provides air services for the Nipissing District as well as a large secondary catchment area including Northwestern Quebec;

AND WHEREAS the North Bay Jack Garland Airport, along with the local Aviation Industry, employs in excess of 500 employees;

AND WHEREAS the Aviation Industry annually contributes in excess of $70 million to the regional economy;

AND WHEREAS the North Bay Jack Garland Airport is 1 of 15 public airports in Canada and 1 of 4 in Ontario with a 10,000 foot runway enabling the airport to receive virtually any size aircraft;

AND WHEREAS the ability to receive these aircraft is not only critical to supporting current and future regional industry but also provides a tremendous safety benefit as a preferred diversion destination for natural and man made crisis;

AND WHEREAS it is important to the economies of the Region, Province of Ontario and Canada to protect and maintain this existing unique infrastructure;

AND WHEREAS the 10,000 foot runway surface is nearing its end of life and requires resurfacing within the next 3 years;

AND WHEREAS Transport Canada and other government agencies provide funding assistance for maintaining airport infrastructure;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT Council support the City of North Bay and the Jack Garland Airport Corporation in their efforts to gain funding for the resurfacing of the existing 10,000 foot runway. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That we approve Consent Application No. B/33/Nipissing/2008 – Applicant: Nancy Lou Blyth. “The lot and proposed dwelling and existing dwellings and structures 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.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That we renew our insurance policy with Frank Cowan Company for the period of July 3, 2008 to July 3, 2009. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: WHEREAS the Council of the Township of Nipissing passed By-law No. 1158, Official Plan amendment No 2 (OPA2) on July 18, 2006;

AND WHEREAS the by-law was submitted to the Minister of Municipal Affairs for approval;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Municipal Affairs has provided a draft decision dated May 28, 2008 with respect to Official Plan Amendment No 2 to the Official Plan of the Township of Nipissing Section 17 and 21 of the Planning Act:

NOW THEREFORE, after careful review:

(1) Council concurs with the proposed modifications to the Official Plan Amendment No 2 and endorses the proposed modifications,

(2) will prepare a consolidated document once OPA2 is in effect for ease of reference so that all of the relevant policies are in the appropriate places.

Carried.

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: WHEREAS a request has been received from Michael A. Hardy & Associates to transfer a portion of the road known as Barrett Road located on part of Lot 13, Concession 6, Gurd, Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound, shown as Part 2 on Plan 42R-18167.

NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing is willing to accept the transfer of Part 2 on Plan 42R-18167 of Part of Lot 13, Concession 6, Gurd, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound with all costs borne by the land owners.
Carried.

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

D. Culham; P. Haufe: The Township of Nipissing Council is in support of the Corporation of the Township of Chisholm’s resolution dated May 3, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; D. Culham: That Cindy Piper, Clerk-Treasurer attend the A Day with MPAC information session on June 24, 2008 in the Township of Archipelago. Carried.

D. Culham; L. Lawrence Straus: That the Township of Nipissing supports the resolution #396-2008 of the Corporation of the Nation Municipality dated June 9, 2008. Carried.

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

P. Haufe; L. Lawrence Straus: That the statement of accounts dated June 10, 2008 be approved. $255,624.39. Carried.

D. Culham; P. Haufe: That we accept the quotation from Northern Voice & Data Network Services Inc. dated May 30, 2008 to upgrade the computer server with additional memory and to obtain two additional desktops for the Township office in the amount of $2,984.31 including all applicable taxes. Carried.

P. Haufe; D. Culham: That we accept a quote received from Clark-Kavanagh Inc. to supply a new steamer. Price delivered with taxes included $11,995.40. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus; P. Haufe: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:32 p.m.
Next meeting June 24, 2008. Carried.

Mayor:

Clerk: