Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

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

Staff and visitors present: 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 Tom Butler.

Staff Reports: Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent – written and verbal report.
Rob Serson, Fire Chief – verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Tom Butler – ECO Committee
Pat Haufe – DSSAB

R2013-034 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the minutes of the meeting held January 22, 2013 be adopted as published. Carried.

Presentation of the 2013 Draft Budget was provided.
Councillor Tom Butler declared pecuniary interest for the Museum Budget 2013.

R2013-035 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we approve the 5 Year Capital Forecast as presented. Carried.

R2013-036 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we pass By-Law Number 2013-07, being a By-law to set tax ratios for Municipal purposes for the Year 2013. Carried.

R2013-037 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we pass By-Law Number 2013-08, being a By-law to specify the annualized tax limit, prior year’s current value assessment tax limit, claw back percentages, the capping threshold parameters and the minimum tax level for new to class/new construction properties for the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2013-038 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we authorize Council members and the Treasurer-Deputy Clerk to attend the 2013 FONOM/MMAH Northeastern Municipal Conference in Parry Sound, May 8-10, 2013. Carried.

Final draft of the Spring Newsletter was reviewed by Council.

R2013-039 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Minutes – February 5, 2013 – Page 2

R2013-040 L. Smith, T. Piper: That the statement of accounts dated February 1 and 5, 2013, totaling $70,993.55, be approved. Carried.

R2013-041 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we appoint Margaret Kelly as a Fire Warden. Carried.

R2013-042 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law No. 2013-09, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on February 5, 2013. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 5th day of February, 2013. Carried.

R2013-043 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:46 p.m. Next regular meeting February 19, 2013. 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.