MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, December 16, 2008.

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

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, Charles Barton, John Paul Negrinotti, Danny Rodgers, Sandy Briggs, Doug Schnaufer and Gary Wilson.

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

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: None declared.

Staff reports:
John Paul Negrinotti, Youth Intern: Verbal and written reports.
Danny Rodgers, Chief Building Official: Verbal report.
Sandy Briggs, Animal Control Officer: Verbal and written report.
Dave Yemm, Road Superintendent: Written and verbal reports.
Charles Barton, Chief Administrative Officer: Verbal and written report.

Committee reports:
Kalvin Young: Pines.
Leslee Lawrence Straus: Recreation Committee, EMS.
Pat Haufe: Source Water Protection Committee.
Dougal Culham: Fire Committee.
Wendy Prieur: District of Parry Sound Social Services Board.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of December 2, 2008 be adopted as published. Carried

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1258, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on December 2, 2008. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 16th day of December, 2008. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we authorize the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer to sign By-Law Number 2008-1259 Being a By-law to adopt Municipal Position Descriptions for the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-law Number 2008-1260 being a By-law to amend By-law 1199 to appoint members to the Township of Nipissing Committee of Adjustment. Carried.
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L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we pass By-law Number 2008-1261 to Appoint a Chief Administrative Officer-Clerk. Carried.

P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we pass By-Law No. 2008-1262 to Appoint a Treasurer-Deputy Clerk. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we transfer $6,200.00 to the Fire Department Reserve for New Equipment. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we transfer $156,233 to the Capital Projects reserve.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we transfer $1,000 budgeted for the South Shore Education Centre track project to a Reserve for Track. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we transfer $17,354.33 from the Parkland Account to cover expenses incurred for the Wolfe Lake Beach Project. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we transfer $30,000 budgeted for Strategic Planning to reserve. Carried.

P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we transfer $100,000.00 to the Roads Department Reserve. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we appoint the following members to committees for the period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009:

Cemetery Board Pat Haufe, Charles Barton, Ron Mathias,
Dave Yemm, Doug Billingsley, Gord Thompson

Library Board Mrs. Wendy Billingsley, Sally Earnshaw

Veterinary Unit Pat Haufe

Golden Sunshine Municipal Kalvin Young
Non-Profit Housing
Corporation Board

Livestock Valuers Dougal Culham, Pat Haufe

Museum Board Leslee Lawrence Straus, Mary Heasman,
Doug Schnaufer, Paul Norris, Elizabeth Smith,
Sherry Milford, Norah Jackson, Helen Barber

Recreation Committee Leslee Lawrence Straus, Shelly Bateman,
Julie Dudley, Kalvin Young, Phyllis Young

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North Almaguin Planning
Board Leslee Lawrence Straus, Doug Walli

Fire Wardens Hunters= Bay Marine, Carl Ulrick, Elizabeth Manella,
Young=s South Shore Centre, Stories Mini Mart,
Victor Kelly, Township Office

Fire Prevention Officers Kevin Martin, Will Bateman

Tile Drainage Inspector Dave Yemm

Fire Committee Dougal Culham, Pat Haufe, Bob Rice, Kevin Martin,
Dave Denton, John Tomlinson, Andre Rieser

Community Emergency
Management Coordinator
(CEMC) Bob Rice

Alternate CEMC Sharon Martin, Dave Denton
Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That the statement of accounts dated December 16, 2008 be approved. $206,223.59. Carried.

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

P. Haufe, D. Culham: That the 2009 Budget meeting scheduled for February 10, 2009 be rescheduled to February 17, 2009. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That the Resolution dated December 11, 2007 regarding closure of shore road allowance application submitted by Gary and Janet Wilson be amended as follows.

Condition 2 and 3 are to be removed and replaced with:
“Completion of a Minor Variance Application”. Carried.

L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we authorize for emergency treatment of dogs under the care of the Animal Control Officer for the Township of Nipissing up to a maximum amount of $150.00 per animal. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That Council will support in principle an application submitted by Doug Schnaufer to close a portion of unopened road allowance described on Plan of Survey 42R-18124 as Part 2.
All costs to be borne by the applicant. Resolution dated December 4, 2007 regarding same is hereby rescinded. Carried.

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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:

• 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 the open public meeting. Time: 9:35 p.m. Carried.

K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-Law Number 2008-1263 to approve Minutes of Settlement re. Ms. Piper. Carried.

D. Culham, P. Haufe: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:40 p.m.
Next meeting January 6, 2009. Carried.

Mayor:

Chief Administrative Officer-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.