MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

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

Staff and visitors present: Dave Yemm, John Paul Negrinotti, Kevin Martin, Will Bateman, Ken Grant, Danny Rodgers, Ron Torrance, Rick van Donkersgoed, Rick Dionne, Sharon Dionne, Rob Fraser, Gladys Bateman, Stan Bateman, Jeff Froud, Pamela Negrinotti, Paul Goodridge, Paul Norris, Jim Toth, Lucy Toth, Don Dolinar, Elaine Dolinar, Charles Barton and Kris Croskery.

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

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: None.

Staff reports:
Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent: written and verbal report.
Kevin Martin, Acting Fire Chief: verbal report.
Will Bateman, Fire Prevention Officer: verbal report.
John Paul Negrinotti, Youth Intern: written and verbal report.
Danny Rodgers, Chief Building Official: verbal report.
Sandy Briggs, Animal Control Officer: written report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk: verbal report.
Kris Croskery, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk: verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Leslee Lawrence Straus – Nipissing Museum.
Wendy Prieur – District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board.

R2009-190 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of June 16, 2009 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2009-191 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we pass By-Law No. 2009-39, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on June 16, 2009. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 14th day of July, 2009. Carried.

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. 980 by Pamela Negrinotti.
Written and verbal comments from Gladys Bateman.
Verbal response from Paul Goodridge.

R2009-192 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we pass By-law Number 2009-40 being a By-law passed pursuant to the provisions of Section 34(1) of the Planning Act R. S. O. 1990, to amend By-law No. 980, as otherwise amended, of the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 14th day of July, 2009.
Carried.

R2009-193 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-law No. 2009-41 being a by-law to authorize the Township to enter into a Site Plan Agreement with Pamela Negrinotti Re: 534 Lake Nipissing road.

Read a first, second and third time and passed this 14th day of July, 2009.
Carried.

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 to purchase Lakeshore Road Allowance – Richard and Sharon Dionne.
Written comments received from Rick and Ruth Van Donkersgoed and Richard and Elaine Dolinar.
Comments received from Ron Torrance, Elaine Dolinar, Jim Toth and Rick Dionne.

R2009-194 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-law Number 2009-42 being a By-law to stop up, close and sell part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of broken Lot 10, Concession 19, Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-18729 (Dionne).

The motion was defeated.

R2009-195 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we pass By-law Number 2009-43 being a By-law to accept formal conveyance of a portion of Alsace Road as it crosses Lot 15, Concession 3, Township of Nipissing.

Read a first, second and third time and passed this 14th day of July, 2009.
Carried.

R2009-196 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we pass By-law Number 2009-44 being a By-law to appoint a By-law Enforcement Officer.

Read a first, second and third time and passed this 14th day of July, 2009.
Carried.

R2009-197 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we donate $3,000.00 to the Commanda Community Centre towards the replacement of the furnace at the Community Centre.
Carried.

R2009-198 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we transfer $3000.00 from reserve for Commanda Community Centre.
Carried.

R2009-199 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we accept the consolidated Financial Statements for the year 2008.
Carried.

R2009-200 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we accept the Accessibility Plan Update for the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2009-201 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young:
WHEREAS Council received a Fire Services Review from the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office at the regular meeting held June 16, 2009;

THEREFORE Council adopts the Fire Services Review and the Recommendations made in the review to be implemented.
Carried.

R2009-202 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we appoint the following members to the Fire Action Plan Committee:
1. Kevin Martin
2. Will Bateman
3. Ken Grant
4. Kris Croskery
5. Wendy Prieur
6. Pat Haufe
Carried.

R2009-203 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus:
WHEREAS the report of the Canada Post Corporation Strategic Review (CPCSR) recommends that the current moratorium on post office closures in rural and small towns be replaced with a mechanism involving new rules and procedures, including the ability to replace public post offices with private outlets;

AND WHEREAS the report also recommends that rural mailbox delivery be reconsidered;

AND WHEREAS these recommendations, if implemented by the federal government, would undermine public postal service and jobs in our community and fundamentally change the nature of Canada Post’s retail and delivery network;

AND WHEREAS the report proposes that Canada Post’s community consultation process be used when closing or “rationalizing” a post office/outlet and that a similar process be used when replacing rural mailbox delivery with delivery to a community box, green box or post office;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township of Nipissing write to Rob Merrifield, the Minister responsible for Canada Post, and request that the government preserve public postal service and jobs in our community by rejecting CPCSR recommendations that would:

Put an end to the moratorium on post office closures in rural and small towns and give Canada Post the flexibility to close post offices covered by the current moratorium or convert these public post offices to private outlets.
Cut delivery to rural mailboxes without exploring all options or property consulting with residents or the representatives of rural delivery workers.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we request that Minister Merrifield consult with the public, postal unions and other major stakeholders to develop a uniform and democratic process for making fundamental changes to Canada Post’s retail and delivery network.
Carried.

R2009-204 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2009-205 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That the statement of accounts dated July 14, 2009 be approved. $309,343.02. Carried.

R2009-206 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we proceed with a request for proposal for engineering services for the addition to Station #1. Carried.

R2009-207 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.

R2009-208 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 10:15 p.m. Carried.

R2009-209 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we pass By-law Number 2009-45 being a By-law to approve Minutes of Settlement re Ms. Piper. Carried.

R2009-210 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we accept the resignation of Sharon Martin for the position of Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator (CEMC). Carried.

R2009-211 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we appoint Kris Croskery as interim Community Emergency Management Co-ordinator (CEMC). Carried.

R2009-212 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 10:17 p.m. Next meeting August 11, 2009. Carried.

Mayor:

CAO-Clerk: