MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper, Councillors Linda Andersen, Tom Butler and Liz Smith.

Staff and visitors present: Tom Marchant, Doug Walli, Penelope Wallace, Michel Parisien, Paul Wilson, Judi Wilson, Marie Rosset, Stephanie Walton, Jason Gervais, Taylor Craig, Linda Morrin, Dave Yemm, Will Bateman, Todd Daley, John-Paul Negrinotti, Kris Croskery-Hodgins and Charles Barton.

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

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Mayor Tom Piper declared a conflict of interest on Agenda Items 11 and 12.

Staff Reports: Dave Yemm, Operations Superintendent – written report.
John-Paul Negrinotti, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant – verbal report.
Will Bateman, Deputy Fire Chief – introduction of Fire Chief Todd Daley.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Liz Smith – Hydro Meeting with Ombudsman, Recreation Committee and Nipissing
Township Museum Board.
Tom Piper – Eastholme Board of Management

Applicants for the Vacant Council Position addressed Council. Names were drawn by lot, presentations in order of selection: Paul Wilson, Thomas Marchant, Penelope Wallace. Candidate John Muma was not present to speak.

Members of Council asked questions of the Candidates as per By-Law 2016-10.

Council members cast ballots in selection of a new Council member.
Thomas Marchant was selected as the new member of the Township of Nipissing Council.

R2016-146 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That we pass By-Law 2016-38, being a By-law to appoint a Councillor. Read a first, second and third time and passed this 12th day of July, 2016. Carried.

Thomas Marchant made the Declaration of Office.

R2016-147 L. Andersen, T. Butler: That the minutes of the meeting held June 21, 2016 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2016-148 T. Butler, L. Smith: That the minutes of the closed session meeting held June 21, 2016 be adopted. Carried.

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Presentation from Marie Rosset, CEO of the Powassan and District Union Public Library regarding a request of future financial commitment to the library expansion.

Presentation from Jason Gervais, Cowan Company and Stephanie Walton, Despres Pacey Insurance of the 2016-2017 Insurance proposal.

R2016-149 L. Smith, T. Butler: That we accept the renewal proposal for the Township’s Insurance received from Frank Cowan Co. for 2016-2017. Carried.

Mayor Tom Piper declared a Conflict of Interest for items 11 and 12 on the Agenda and left the table during discussion and voting.

Taylor Craig, Miller Urso Surveying explained the request to amend Condition #4, Resolution R2016-106, Consent application No. B/9/NIPISSING/2016 and Condition #4, Resolution R2016-107, B/10/NIPISSING/2016.

R2016-150 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That we recommend consent application No. B/9/NIPISSING/2016, Addition to a lot, applicant Miller and Urso Surveying Inc. for Property Owners James Todd White and Vanessa Dawn White for approval, subject to the following conditions;
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing=s Official Plan policies.
2. That the 541 m2 of land severed from PIN 52216-0245 be added to PIN 52216-0384 as proposed.
3. Access easements should be established to ensure that appropriate access is provided to each of the landowners who have traditionally used the road crossing the subject lands.
4. Confirmation in writing from a surveyor that existing structures meet the minimum Zoning By-Law side yard requirement.
5. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing.
And that Resolution Number R2016-106 be rescinded. Carried.

R2016-151 T. Marchant, T. Butler: That we recommend consent application No. B/10/NIPISSING/2016, Addition to a lot, applicant Miller and Urso Surveying Inc. for Property Owners Patricia Jean White and James Dale White for approval, subject to the following conditions;
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing=s Official Plan policies.
2. That the 6800m2 of land severed from PIN 52216-0384 be added to PIN 52216-0245 as proposed.
3. Access easements should be established to ensure that appropriate access is provided to each of the landowners who have traditionally used the road crossing the subject lands.
4. Confirmation in writing from a surveyor that existing structures meet the minimum Zoning By-Law 2012-12 side yard requirement.
5. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing.
And that Resolution Number R2016-107 be rescinded. Carried.

Mayor Tom Piper returned to the Council chamber.

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2016-152 T. Marchant, L. Smith: That we recommend consent application No. B/21/NIPISSING/2016, approval to a lot, applicants Paul and Diane Lafrance, for approval subject to the following conditions:
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan policies.
2. That the applicant file Application to Consolidate Parcels (PINS) including the severance land and the abutting lands. This PIN consolidation is intended to reinforce the Planning Act stipulation that all parcels have merged on Title and cannot be conveyed separately in the future and to eliminate additional roll numbers.
3. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2016-153 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That we accept the Surveyor’s Opinion regarding the location of the proposed JP Webster Trail. Carried.

R2016-154 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That we authorize the CAO-Clerk, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant, Mayor Piper and Councillor Butler to attend the 2016 Northeastern Ontario Planning Authorities Technical Workshop. Carried.

R2016-155 L. Smith, T. Marchant: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2016-156 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That the statement of accounts dated June 29 and 30; July 12, 2016; totaling $473,968.83, be approved. Carried.

R2016-157 L. Smith, T. Marchant: That we donate $400 to the Sportsplex Booster Club. Carried.

R2016-158 T. Marchant, L. Smith: That we commit $5,000 in the 2017 Municipal Budget in support of the Powassan and District Union Public Library expansion efforts.
And that we provide a letter of support to the library for use when applying for funding opportunities for the expansion project. Carried.

R2016-159 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That we accept the resignation of Councillor Linda Andersen from the Township of Nipissing ECO Committee.
And that we accept the resignation of Mayor Tom Piper from the Nipissing Township Museum Board.
And that we appoint Councillor Linda Andersen to the Nipissing Township Museum Board. Carried.

R2016-160 L. Smith, T. Marchant: That we pass By-Law No. 2016-39, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on July 12, 2016. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 12th day of July, 2016. Carried.

R2016-161 L. Andersen, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:20 p.m. Next regular meeting August 9, 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.