MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

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

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, Kris Croskery, Charles Barton, John Paul Negrinotti, Dave Denton, Mike Byers, Lori Degagne, Lorney Byers

Media present: Laurel Campbell

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

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: Wendy Prieur regarding the statement of accounts.

Staff reports:
John Paul Negrinotti, Youth Intern: Verbal report.
Dave Yemm, Road Superintendent: Written and verbal reports.
Dave Denton, Chairperson – Township of Nipissing Fire Committee: Verbal report.
Charles Barton, Chief Administrative Officer: Verbal report.
Kris Croskery, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer: Verbal report.

Committee reports:
Kalvin Young: Eastholme Board, Nipissing Stewardship Council, Pines.
Leslee Lawrence Straus: Pines, Recreation Committee, EMS.
Pat Haufe: Source Water Protection.
Wendy Prieur: Mayors Action Group, District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board.

L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That the minutes of September 30, 2008 be adopted as published. Carried

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1248 being a By-law to approve a policy to prescribe accounting treatment for tangible assets.
Read the required times and passed this 21st day of October, 2008. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1249, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on September 30, 2008. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of October, 2008. Carried.

P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we pass by-law number 2008-1250 being a by-law to adopt a Human Resources Policy and Procedures manual. Read the required times and passed this 21st day of October, 2008. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we recommend consent application B/59/Nipissing/2008; Doug Schnaufer; Addition to a lot with the following conditions prior to approval;

(1) The Council shall select and meet with an independent search firm specializing in fishery issues and environmental issues to complete an independent investigation and report to determine the geographic limits where development could occur and to ensure compliance to the Provincial Policy Statement.
The study will encompass but not be limited to the following properties:
a) Plan 42R-18124, Part 1 & 2
b) Plan 42R-18125, Part 2, PIN 52218-0327
c) The remainder of Lot 17, Con 15, PIN 52218-0327.
The Applicant will be responsible for depositing sufficient monies with the Township to cover the costs in advance;

(2) The Applicant shall enter into a Site Plan Control Agreement for the severed and retained lots.

(3) The Applicant shall acquire the adjoining road allowance between the lot addition and the remainder of the land from the Township of Nipissing.
Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we appoint Carrie Barratt as a member of the Township of Nipissing Fire Department. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we appoint George Taylor as a member of the Township of Nipissing Fire Department Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: Whereas the Governments of Canada and Ontario have signed an Infrastructure Framework Agreement;
and whereas the Communities Component Agreement, which is part of the Building Canada Fund Intake One application period is now open;
Now therefore the Council of the Township of Nipissing endorses Project #23059 as its Intake One BCF-CC application titled 2009 Quarried Road Rehabilitation. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That Council rescinds its resolution dated November 20, 2007 supporting in principle an application submitted by Murray and Patricia Byers for the closure of the shore road allowance abutting property located at 101B Clair’s Lane, Concession 19, Part Lot 4, RP42R8567, Parts 1 to 9, Parcel PCL 15304 NS in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound subject to all costs to be borne by the applicant. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we accept the correspondence as presented.

Mayor Prieur disclosed a pecuniary interest regarding the accounts.
Deputy Mayor Kalvin Young assumed control of the meeting.
P. Haufe, D. Culham: That the statement of accounts dated October 21, 2008 be approved. $250,643.58. Carried.
Mayor Prieur resumed control of the meeting.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we authorize John Paul Negrinotti to attend the AMCTO Zone 7 Meeting on October 23, 2008. Carried.

P. Haufe, D. Culham: 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;
Time: 8:55 p.m. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 10:15 p.m. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-law Number 2008-1251 to Appoint a Fire Chief. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-law Number 2008-1252 to Appoint a Deputy Fire Chief. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That the Council of the Township of Nipissing requests a full services audit from the Office of the Fire Marshall. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-Law Number 2008-1253 to approve Minutes of Settlement re. Ms. Piper. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 10:20 p.m.
Next meeting November 18, 2008. Carried.

Mayor:

Chief Administrative Officer: