MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.

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

Staff and visitors present: Bryan Searle, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Jeremy Cormier, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Linda Andersen, Lake Nipissing Stakeholders Association; Jason Broughton, Lake Nipissing Stakeholders Association; Jeff Froud; Gord Hincks; Dave Yemm; John-Paul Negrinotti; Kris Croskery-Hodgins and Charles Barton.

Regrets: Rob Serson.

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

A moment of silence was observed to honour former Firefighter Ken Grant, Fire Warden Victor Kelly and Stanley Bateman, father of Deputy Fire Chief Will Bateman, all of whom passed away recently.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Tom Butler.

Presentation: Linda Andersen and Jason Broughton, Lake Nipissing Stakeholders Association to introduce the group, the mission and goals.

Presentation: Bryan Searle and Jeremy Cormier from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Financial Indicators IN Plain Language 2011.

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

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Eastholme Board
Liz Smith – Recreation Committee – Xmas Party
Pat Haufe – DSSAB, Lake Nipissing Walleye Data Review – MNR

The meeting was declared a public meeting pursuant to the provisions of Section 34 (12) of the Planning Act, R. S. O., 1990 to discuss an application for a change to Zoning By-law No. 2012-12 by Hunters Bay Marine.

R2012-262 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we pass By-law Number 2012-51, being a By-law to Amend Zoning By-law 2012-12, amended.
Read a first, second and third time this 11th day of December, 2012. Carried.

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R2012-263 T. Butler, D. Culham: That the minutes of the meeting held November 27, 2012 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2012-264 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we authorize the Operations Superintendent and Pat Haufe to attend the 2013 ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference. Carried.

R2012-265 D. Culham, T. Butler: WHEREAS CEW POH Solar I proposes to construct and operate a 100 kW rooftop solar PV generator on the marina rooftop at 125 Hunters Bay Road to be constructed upon receipt of a FIT Contract from the Ontario Power Authority on the real property owned by Hunters Bay Marine, located in the Township of Nipissing 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, Applications whose projects receive the formal support of Local Municipalities will be awarded priority points, which may result in the Applicant being offered a FIT Contract prior to other persons applying for FIT Contracts;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Township of Nipissing, supports the construction and operation of the project on the property.

Council support of the CEW POH Solar I FIT Application does not mean that this Council approves the design and structural integrity of the marina buildings 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.

The current Budget report was circulated and reviewed.

R2012-266 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we transfer $90,000 to reserve for new Roads Equipment. Carried.

R2012-267 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we transfer the machine credit for the Roads Equipment to reserve at the end of 2012. Carried.

R2012-268 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we transfer the machine credit for the Landfill Excavator to reserve at the end of 2012. Carried.

R2012-269 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we transfer $15,000 to reserve for Fire Equipment. Carried.

R2012-270 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law 2012-52 to authorize temporary borrowing from time to time to meet current expenditures during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of December, 2012. Carried.

R2012-271 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we appoint Stacey Moffat to the position of Rink Caretaker for the 2012-2013 Season. Carried.

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R2012-272 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law 2012-53 to update the Municipality’s Policy on the use of a Temporary Residence During Construction of a Permanent Residence.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of December, 2012. Carried.

R2012-273 D. Culham, T. Butler: 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:
d. labour relations or employee negotiations.
f. advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;
Time: 8:19 p.m. Carried.

Councillor Tom Butler declared pecuniary interest and left the Council chambers at 8:26 p.m. for the discussion regarding labour relations or employee negotiations.

R2012-274 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 8:40 p.m. Carried.

Councillor Butler returned to the Council chambers.

R2012-275 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2012-276 T. Piper, L. Smith: That the statement of accounts dated December 11, 2012 be approved. $260,976.29. Carried.

R2012-277 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we authorize MHBC Planning to represent the Township in an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board regarding consent applications B/44/Nipissing/2012 and B/45/Nipissing/2012. Carried.

R2012-278 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we appoint: James Scott to the 125th Anniversary Planning Committee. Carried.

R2012-279 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law No. 2012-54 being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on December 11, 2012. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of December, 2012. Carried.

R2012-280 T.Butler, D. Culham: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:05 p.m. Next regular meeting January 8, 2013. Carried.

Mayor:

CAO-Clerk:

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.