Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, September 30, 2008.

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

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, Danny Rodgers, April Villeneuve, Kris Croskery, Charles Barton

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m.

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: Dougal Culham regarding the statement of accounts.

Staff reports: April Villeneuve, Near North Heritage Group verbal report; Danny Rodgers, CBO verbal report; Dave Yemm, Road Superintendent written and verbal report; Bob Rice, Fire Chief written report; Charles Barton, Chief Administrative Officer written and verbal report.

P. Haufe, D. Culham: That the Council meetings scheduled for October 14th and 28th be cancelled and rescheduled for Tuesday October 21, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: Whereas Council has changed its User Fee By-Law, cancelling the non-refundable administration fee for Road Closing Applications;

Now therefore any non-refundable administration fees collected should be added to the refundable deposit collected. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of September 9, 2008 be adopted as published. Carried

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1247, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on September 9, 2008. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 30th day of September, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we appoint Charles Barton, Kris Croskery, Pat Haufe
to be the hiring committee for the Youth Intern position. Carried.

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

K. Young, P. Haufe: That the statement of accounts dated September 30, 2008 be approved. $306,252.85 Carried.

Committee reports: L. Lawrence Straus – EMS and Community Centre/Recreation, Pat Haufe – Fire Committee.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we appoint Dave Denton as an alternate Community Emergency Management Co-Ordinator;

Further that we cover all out of pocket expenses related to the training course for this position being held October 14 – 16, 2008 in Bracebridge, Ontario. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we authorize Charles Barton, Kris Croskery to attend the AMCTO Zone 7 Meeting October 22, 2008 to October 24, 2008. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we accept the quote for a new reception station designed by Grand and Toy for the Township Office. Net price quoted $2,220.00 plus applicable taxes. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That a resolution passed September 25, 2007 supporting an application submitted by Karen and Ed Sheffield for the closure of the shore road allowance abutting property located at 631C & D Sunset Cove Road, Part of Lot 10, Concession 18, Parcel 7353 PSNS be amended as follows:

Condition 3) Completion of a Site Specific Zoning By-law;

and Condition 4) Completion of a Site Plan Control Agreement

both be removed. Carried.

P. Haufe, D. Culham: That the Township Office be closed for training on October 23, 2008. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: 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: 8:50 p.m. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 9:00 p.m. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:00 p.m.
Next meeting October 21, 2008. Carried.


Chief Administrative Officer:

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.