MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

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

Staff and visitors present: Linda Andersen, Taylor Craig, Peter Chadbourne, Peter Martin, John Marshall, Dave Yemm, John-Paul Negrinotti and Charles Barton.

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, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant – verbal report.
Rob Serson, Fire Chief – written report.

R2016-35 T. Butler, L. Smith: That the minutes of the meeting held February 2, 2016 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2016-36 T. Piper, T. Butler: That the closed session minutes of the meeting held February 2, 2016 be adopted. Carried.

R2016-37 T. Butler, L. Smith: BE IT RESOLVED THAT, as per Section 262 (1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing hereby declares the seat of one (1) Councillor to be vacant. Carried.

R2016-38 L. Smith, T. Piper: That we pass By-Law Number 2016-10, being a By-law to establish a Procedure for Filling a Vacancy on Council.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 16th day of February, 2016. Carried.

The meeting was declared a public meeting pursuant to the provisions of Section 34 (12) of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, to discuss an application for a change to Zoning By-Law 2012-12 for Wilderlee Island.

R2016-39 T. Piper, T. Butler: That we pass By-Law Number 2016-11, being a By-law to Amend Zoning By-law 2012-12, as amended.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 16th day of February, 2016. Carried.

R2016-40 T. Butler, L. Smith: That we recommend consent application No. B/2/Nipissing/2016, Creation of a new lot, applicant Aultman Debrah et al, to be refused for the following reason:
1. The proposed severance does not conform to Section 5.2.2 (m) of the Township of Nipissing Official Plan, which limits the number of severances to a maximum of two per parcel. Carried.

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R2016-41 T. Butler, T. Piper: That we recommend consent application No. B/3/Nipissing/2016, Creation of a lot addition, applicant Aultman Debrah et al, to be refused for the following reason:
1. The proposed severance does not conform to Sections 5.2.2 (m) and 5.2.3 (b) of the Township of Nipissing Official Plan, which limits the number of severances to a maximum of two per parcel. Carried.

R2016-42 T. Piper, T. Butler: That we recommend consent application No. B/3A/Nipissing/2016, Creation of a lot addition, applicant Richard and Ruth Aultman for approval, subject to the following conditions;
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan policies.
2. The severed and retained lands should be zoned to ensure that the severed and retained lots comply with the Township of Nipissing Zoning By-law.
3. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2016-43 T. Piper, T. Butler: That we recommend consent application No. B/41/Nipissing/2015, Addition to a lot, applicant Heinz and Rosemarie Keller for approval, subject to the following conditions;
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan policies.
2. The severed an retained lands should be zoned to ensure that the severed and retained lots comply with the Township of Nipissing Zoning By-law.
3. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2016-44 L. Smith, T. Piper: That the request from CanACRE, on behalf of Bell Mobility, for municipal concurrence for the new tower location (W5767) at 1455 Hwy 522, RR #1, Trout Creek, Ontario, be approved and that the letter of concurrence be signed and delivered to CanACRE and Industry Canada. Carried.

R2016-45 T. Butler, T. Piper: That we appoint Liz Smith, to represent the Township of Nipissing, a Board Member on the North Bay Mattawa Source Water Protection Authority for the period of February 16, 2016 to November 30, 2018. Carried.

A draft 2016 Budget was presented to Council and guests.

R2016-46 L. Smith, T. Butler: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Staff Reports Continued:
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.

R2016-47 T. Butler, T. Piper: That the statement of accounts dated: February 11 and 16, 2016, totaling $62,595.31, be approved. Carried.

R2016-48 T. Piper, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law Number 2016-12, being a By-Law to amend Schedule A to By-Law No. 2008-1248, establishing Estimated Useful Life for Tangible Capital Assets.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 16th day of February, 2016. Carried.

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R2016-49 T. Butler, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law No. 2016-13, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on February 16, 2016. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 16th day of February, 2016. Carried.

R2016-50 T. Butler, T. Piper: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:42 p.m. Next regular meeting March 8, 2016. 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.