MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

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

Staff and visitors present: Rob Serson, Dave Yemm, John-Paul Negrinotti, Kris Croskery-Hodgins and Charles Barton.

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

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Tom Butler.

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

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Eastholme Board of Management, SNFWS Committee
Liz Smith – Nipissing Township Museum Board

R2015-148 L. Smith, T. Piper: That the minutes of the meeting held July 14, 2015 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2015-149 T. Butler, D. Culham: That the minutes of the closed session meeting held July 14, 2015 be adopted. Carried.

R2015-150 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we recommend consent application No. B/13/Nipissing/2015, applicant Carol Hoffman, for approval, subject to the following conditions;

1. 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.

2. The proposed severed and retained land must front on a public road for a minimum continuous distance of 60 metres.

3. Any travelled road situated on the subject property should be transferred to the municipality for road purposes.

4. The retained lands will be consolidated into one PIN as proposed.

5. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township Office. Carried.

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R2015-151 D. Culham, T. Butler: WHEREAS MagnificentLight LP is proposing to develop, construct and operate a Large Renewable Project, with the characteristics outlined below, under the LRP l RFP:
a) Name of the Large Renewable Project: MagnificentLight;
b) Registered Proponent: MagnificentLight LP;
c) Renewable Fuel of the Large Renewable Project: Non-Rooftop Solar;
d) Contract Capacity of the Large Renewable Project : 5MW;
e) Description of the Properties within the geographic bounds of the Local Municipality on which the Site and/or Connection Line is located: PCL 3002 SEC NS; Lt 1 Con 19 Nipissing Except Lt14211, Lt44220, Pt 1 PSR865, Pt 1 42R6346, Pt 1 42R9003, Pt1 42R9972; Nipissing.

MagnificentLight LP, the Registered Proponent, acknowledges that the Large Renewable Project and/or proposed Connection Line, either in whole or in part is to be located on lands under the jurisdiction of the Township Nipissing;

MagnificentLight LP, the Registered Proponent, has requested that the Council of the Township of Nipissing indicate by resolution their support for the Large Renewable Project and/or proposed Connection Line on the Lands;

Pursuant to the LRP l RFP, Proposals that receive the formal support of the local jurisdictional authorities of all the Project Communities in which the Large Renewable Project and proposed Connection Line are being located in the form of a support resolution will be awarded Rated Criteria points for the purpose of ranking the Proposal in relation to other Proposals for a contract under the LRP l RFP; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:
1. The Council of the Township of Nipissing supports the development, construction and operation of the Large Renewable Project and/or proposed Connection Line on the Lands.
2. This resolution’s sole purpose is to enable the Registered Proponent, MagnificentLight LP, to receive Rated Criteria Points under LRP l RFP and may not be used for the purpose of any other form of approval in relation to the Proposal or Large Renewable Project and/or proposed Connection Line or for any other purpose. Rated Criteria points will be used to rank the Registered Proponent’s Proposal in relation to other Proposals received by the IESO under the LRP l RFP.
3. Though this resolution may impact the rank of the Registered Proponent’s Proposal in relation to other Proposals received by the IESO, it does not guarantee a contract will be offered to the Registered Proponent under the LRP l RFP. Carried.

R2015-152 T. Butler, D. Culham: That the CAO-Clerk send a letter to the Township of Chisholm advising that Council does not wish to change the current funding formula for the Powassan and District Union Public Library. Carried.

R2015-153 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we authorize the Operations Superintendent to sign the Landfill Site Monitoring/Reporting: 2016, 2017 and 2018 Contract Pricing with Aecom Canada Ltd. Carried.

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R2015-154 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law Number 2015-26, being a By-law to amend the Human Resources Policy and Procedures Manual.
Read a first, second and third time and then passed this 11th day of August, 2015. Carried.

R2015-155 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Tom Butler declared pecuniary interest as his spouse is an employee of the Township and is listed in the Payroll Payable.

R2015-156 T. Piper, L. Smith: That the statement of accounts dated: July 15, 30 & 31, August 11, 2015, totaling $162,654.48, be approved. Carried.

R2015-157 T. Butler, 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:
e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board; Time: 8:17 p.m. Carried.

R2015-158 D. Culham, T. Butler: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 8:45 p.m. Carried.

R2015-159 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we accept the Quote from Bens Plumbing and Heating for the supply and install of an air conditioning system for Station 1.
Quoted cost $3,300.00, not including applicable taxes and electrical work. Carried.

R2015-160 T. Butler, D. Culham: That we donate $400 to the Powassan Sportsplex Booster Club Golf Tournament. Carried.

R2015-161 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law No. 2015-27, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on August 11, 2015. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of August, 2015. Carried.

R2015-162 D. Culham, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:52 p.m. Next regular meeting September 1, 2015. 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.
Minutes to be approved by Council at the next regular Council Meeting.