MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, August 11, 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, Sharon Martin, Will Bateman, Danny Rodgers, Julie Dudley, Cathy Gutjahr, John Furner, Charles Barton and Kris Croskery.

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

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest: Leslee Lawrence Straus, Item 22 on the Agenda, Accounts Payable.

Staff reports:
Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent: written and verbal report.
John Paul Negrinotti, Youth Intern: verbal report.
Kevin Martin, Acting Fire Chief: 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:
Kalvin Young – Eastholme.
Leslee Lawrence Straus – Nipissing Museum.

R2009-213 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: 7:10 p.m.
Carried.

R2009-214 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 7:40 p.m. Carried.

Presentation by Cathy Gutjahr and John Furner representing Access 2011, Almaguin Community Committee for Enhancing our Secondary School regarding survey results and future planning.

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R2009-215 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of July 14, 2009 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2009-216 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-Law No. 2009-46, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on July 14, 2009. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of August, 2009. Carried.

R2009-217 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we accept the quotation from Dudley Installations Ltd. for the preparation and installation of Township signs at 5 entry points and at the Township office in the amount of $8783.64, including applicable taxes. Carried.

R2009-218 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we approve in principal the conveyance of Alsace road which bisects Lot 16, Concession 2 (Osborne). Carried.

R2009-219 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-law Number 2009-49 being a By-law to provide for fees charged by the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2009-220 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:
c) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
f) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals,
affecting the municipality or local board;
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Carried.

R2009-221 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 9:10 p.m. Carried.

R2009-222 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we pass By-law Number 2009-50 being a By-law to adopt a revised pay equity plan for the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of August 2009. Carried.

R2009-223 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-law Number 2009-51 being a by-law to adopt a new logo and slogan for the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of August, 2009. Carried.

R2009-224 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we approve the new Nipissing Volunteer Fire Department Application for Membership. Carried.

R2009-225 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we appoint John Varley as a s member of the Township of Nipissing Volunteer Fire Department. Carried.

R2009-226 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we appoint Chris Heasman as a member of the Township of Nipissing Volunteer Fire Department. Carried.

R2009-227 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we appoint Pat Haufe as our representative to the East Nipissing-North Parry Sound Veterinary Unit. Carried.

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R2009-228 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus:
WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board is the Municipal Service Manager for delivery of Social Housing for the 22 member municipalities and territories without municipal organization in the District of Parry Sound;

AND WHEREAS the Affordable Housing Program 2009 Extension – Northern Component is designed to provide low and moderate income homeowners with an opportunity to repair their homes and bring them up to health and safety standards and that this program has defined Northern as Ontario north of the French River, including Nipissing District but excluding the District of Parry Sound;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Nipissing supports the inclusion of the District of Parry Sound as a Northern District and requests that the District of Parry Sound be included for participation in the AHP 2009 Extension – Northern Component.
Carried.

R2009-229 P. Haufe, D. Culham:
WHEREAS the Township of Nipissing, the Municipality of Powassan, the Municipality of Callander and the Township of Chisholm are desirous of a new funding category within the infrastructure funding for municipal administration buildings;

AND WHEREAS application has been made to The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure for a delegation request during the annual AMO Conference;

THEREFORE the Council of Township of Nipissing hereby appoints Deputy Mayor Kalvin Young and Councillor Dougal Culham to represent the Township of Nipissing.

AND FURTHER that the funding category proposal be forwarded to FONOM to request support.
Carried.

R2009-230 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Leslee Lawrence Straus declared Pecuniary Interest as her spouse is listed in the accounts listing.
R2009-231 P. Haufe, K. Young: That the statement of accounts dated August 11, 2009 be approved. $302,513.26. Carried.

R2009-232 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we appoint John Paul Negrinotti as the Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) Alternate. Carried.

R2009-233 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:50 p.m. Next meeting September 1, 2009. Carried.

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Mayor:

CAO-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.