Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

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

Regrets: Councillor Dougal Culham.

Staff and visitors present: Penelope Wallace, Mickey Wallace, Judith Brodie, Allan Brodie, Kevin O’Grady, Sandra O’Grady, 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 and Councillor Liz Smith.

Staff Reports:
Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent –verbal and written report.
Rob Serson, Fire Chief – verbal and written report.

R2015-163 T. Butler, L. Smith: That the minutes of the meeting held August 11, 2015 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2015-164 T. Piper, L. Smith: That the minutes of the closed session meeting held August 11, 2015 be adopted. Carried.

R2015-165 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we authorize the Treasurer-Deputy Clerk to attend the 2015 Northeast Municipal Treasurers’ Forum. Carried.

R2015-166 T. Butler, L. Smith: That we authorize the CAO-Clerk and Treasurer-Deputy Clerk to attend the AMCTO Zone 7 Fall meeting in Sault Ste. Marie. Carried.

Discussion was held regarding a request to enter into a Municipal Agreement respecting a Large Scale Solar Energy Facility with MagnificentLight LP.

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

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Eastholme Board of Management
Liz Smith – Association of Municipalities of Ontario 2015 Conference
Pat Haufe – District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board (DSSAB)

2015 Budget Update was provided.

Minutes – September 1, 2015 – Page 2

R2015-167 T. Butler, T. Piper: 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: 8:09 p.m. Carried.

R2015-168 L. Smith, T. Butler: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 8:53 p.m. Carried.

R2015-169 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we accept a quotation for a Plow and Hopper/Spreader from H. E. Brown Supply in the amount of $12,429.98, including applicable taxes. Carried.

R2015-170 T. Butler, L. Smith: 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.

Councillor Liz Smith declared pecuniary interest as her employer is listed in the Accounts Payable.

R2015-171 P. Haufe, T. Piper: That the statement of accounts dated: August 13, 24, 25, 27 and September 1, 2015, totaling $494,019.41, be approved. Carried.

R2015-172 T. Butler, L. Smith: That we accept the quotation from Rose Bro Contracting for the repair and deck sealing on Commanda Bridge, Pilgers Bridge and Hummel Bridge for a total cost of $36,612.00, including applicable taxes. Carried.

R2015-173 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law No. 2015-28, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on September 1, 2015. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 1st day of September, 2015. Carried.

R2015-174 T. Butler, T. Piper: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:28 p.m. Next regular meeting September 15, 2015. 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.