Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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

Staff and visitors present: Rob Serson, Will Bateman, Glenn McBeath, Kim Howard, Francis Aultman, Paul Thomson, Ryan Warman, Brad Rounding, Dylan McLeod, Denise Scott, Lisa Newton, Randy Lockhart, George Taylor, Carrie Barrett, John-Paul Negrinotti, Kris Croskery-Hodgins and Charles Barton.

Guests: Dyane McCullough, Art Booth, Tara Hamilton, Monique Laplante and Ryan Betts, Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management

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

A moment of silence was observed in memory of Andre Rieser, former Nipissing Fire Fighter, who passed away August 9, 2014.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Tom Butler

Dyane McCullough presented a Review Report of Fire Protection Services in the Municipality of Callander and Township of Nipissing.

Fire Chief and CAO-Clerk presented the Draft Priority Setting and Implementation Plan addressing recommendations from the Review of Fire Protection Services.

Staff Reports: Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent – written report.
John-Paul Negrinotti, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant – verbal report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk – verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – SNFW Water Management Group
Liz Smith – Nipissing Township Museum Board, Recreation Committee

R2014-141 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the minutes of the meeting held July 15, 2014 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2014-142 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we support a Loan Agreement for the Powassan and District Union Public Library Expansion Project using the currently established funding agreement. Carried.

R2014-143 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we authorize the Treasurer-Deputy Clerk to attend the 2014 Northeast Municipal Treasurer’s Forum. Carried.
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R2014-144 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Tom Butler declared pecuniary interest as his Spouse is an Employee of the Township.

R2014-145 D. Culham, T. Piper: That the statement of accounts dated: July 17 and 31; August 6, 11 and 12, 2014. Totalling $382,898.88, be approved. Carried.

R2014-146 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we accept the Review Report of Fire Protection Services in the Municipality of Callander and Township of Nipissing as presented. Carried.

R2014-147 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we accept the resignation of Samantha Simpkin from the Nipissing Recreation Committee. Carried.

A letter was presented from Samantha and Kevin Simpkin for review. Staff were directed to provide a response.

R2014- 148 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law No. 2014-33, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on August 12, 2014. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 12th day of August, 2014. Carried.

R2014-149 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:20 p.m. Next regular meeting September 2, 2014. 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.