MINUTES

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2009.

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

Staff and visitors present: Ed Sheffield, Henning Andersen, Linda Andersen, Russ Charlton, Danny Rodgers, Kevin Martin, Ken Grant, Will Bateman, Rick Dionne, Sharon Dionne, Dave Yemm, John Paul Negrinotti, 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.
John Paul Negrinotti, Youth Intern: written and verbal report.
Danny Rodgers, Chief Building Official: verbal report.
Kevin Martin, Acting Fire Chief: verbal report.
Ken Grant, Health and Safety Officer Fire Department: verbal report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk: verbal report.
Kris Croskery, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk: verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Kalvin Young – Eastholme Board, One Kids Place event, Ontario Near North Tourism meeting, Pines, Recreation Committee, Municipal Association Meeting.
Leslee Lawrence Straus – Recreation Committee, North Almaguin Planning Board, Nipissing Museum Board.
Pat Haufe – none.
Dougal Culham – none.
Wendy Prieur – none.

R2009-270 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That the minutes of September 15, 2009 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2009-271 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we pass By-Law No. 2009-62, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on September 15, 2009. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of October, 2009. Carried.

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R2009-272 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That Council will support in principle an application submitted by Linda and Henning Andersen, owners of Promised Land Camp for the closure of the shore road allowance described as Part 1 and 2 on Plan 42R18219, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry sound subject to:
1. all costs to be borne by the applicant.
The original land price of $5.00 per frontage foot will remain in effect for this application. Carried.

Request from the Ontario Power Generation regarding Road Allowance between Lots 5 & 6, Concession 9 was discussed. A letter is to be drafted regarding the requirements.

R2009-273 D. Culham, P. Haufe:
WHEREAS on September 11, 2007, this Council did pass a Resolution with respect to an application by Margaret Charlton for closure of the shore road Allowance abutting property located at 631B Sunset Cove Road;

AND WHEREAS after consideration Council proposes to amend the said Resolution as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED:

1. that paragraph 4 of the said Resolution reading “completion of a Site Plan Control Agreement”, is hereby deleted in its entirety.
2. In all other respects the said Resolution shall remain unchanged.
Carried.

R2009-274 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young:
WHEREAS on September 11, 2007, this Council did pass a Resolution with respect to an application by Sage Homes Limited for closure of the Shore road Allowance being Part of Lot 10, Concession 18, in the Township of Nipissing;

AND WHEREAS after consideration Council proposes to amend the said Resolution as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED:

1. that Paragraph 5 of the said Resolution reading “completion of a Site Plan Control Agreement”, is hereby deleted in its entirety.
2. In all other respects the said Resolution shall remain unchanged.
Carried.

R2009-275 D. Culham, P. Haufe:
WHEREAS this Municipality did, on the 22nd day of November 2005 enter into a Subdivision Agreement with Chapman’s Chute Developments Inc.;

AND WHEREAS Plan 42M-650 is the Registered Plan resulting from that Subdivision Agreement;

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AND WHEREAS the Subdivision Agreement is in default and Pace Savings and Credit Union have, by their solicitor, requested an Assignment of the Subdivision Agreement to Pace;

AND WHEREAS the Municipality is presently holding a Letter of Credit as security on this matter.

NOW THEREFORE THIS AGREEMENT WITNESSETH

1. This Council approves “in principle” Pace Savings and Credit Union assuming the responsibilities of Chapman’s Chute Developments Inc., in connection with their obligations under the Subdivision Agreement with the Municipality.
2. The Agreement will require amendments in order to update the status of Municipal requirements with projected completion dates.
3. That the Municipality hold a Checklist Meeting with Pace Savings and Credit Union and their solicitor to determine the amendments that are required to the existing Subdivision Agreement.
Carried.

R2009-276 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus:
That we pass By-Law #2009-62, being a by-law to approve the Operating Guideline for Incident Command procedures for the Nipissing Fire Department. Carried.

R2009-277 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we pass By-law No. 2009-64 being a by-law to authorize the Township to enter into a Site Plan Agreement with Charles and Cynthia Wedzinga Re: 691 Sunset Cove Road.

Read a first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of October, 2009. Carried.

R2009-278 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we pass By-law No. 2009-65 being a by-law to authorize the Township to enter into a Site Plan Agreement with Mary Louise Kendall Re: 701A Sunset Cove Road.

Read a first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of October, 2009. Carried.

R2009-279 D. Culham, P. Haufe:
That we appoint Ryan Rice as a member of the Township of Nipissing Volunteer Fire Department. Carried.

R2009-280 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young:
That we authorize Kevin Martin, Ken Grant and Will Bateman to attend a Critical Incident Stress Management: Group Crisis Intervention training. Carried.

R2009-281 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That the CAO-Clerk be authorized to sign a contract with Evans Bertrand Hill Wheeler regarding Architectural Engineering Fees detailed in a proposal dated October 2, 2009 for the addition to the Fire Hall. Carried.

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R2009-282 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That we accept the quotation from Dale Cunningham in the amount of $14,118.20 for the upgrades and repairs under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund for the Municipal Garage. Carried.

R2009-283 D. Culham, P. Haufe:
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;
Time: 8:10 p.m.
Carried.

R2009-284 K. Young, L. Lawrence Straus: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 8:50 p.m. Carried.

R2009-285 P. Haufe, D. Culham: That we approve Consent Application No. B/36/Nipissing/2009: Applicant: Andrew Byers/Kristy Hughes. “The lot must comply with the consent Policies of Section 5.2.2 and 5.2.3” in the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan. Any travelled road situated on the subject property should be transferred to the municipality for road purposes. Carried.

R2009-286 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we proclaim October 21, 2009 as “Child Care Worker & Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day”. Carried.

R2009-287 D. Culham, P. Haufe: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2009-288 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That the statement of accounts dated October 6, 2009 be approved. $279,000.83.
Carried.

R2009-289 L. Lawrence Straus, K. Young: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:55 p.m. Next meeting October 20, 2009. Carried.

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.