MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

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

Staff and visitors present: Will Bateman, 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.

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

Committee Reports:
Liz Smith – Museum Board.
Tom Marchant – Northern Veterinary Association.
Linda Andersen – District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board.
Tom Piper – Ontario Good Roads Conference, SNFR Water Committee.

R2017-043 L. Smith, T. Marchant: That the minutes of the meeting held February 21, 2017 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2017-044 L. Andersen, T. Butler: Be it resolved:
1. That this Council does approve “in principle” the Application of Gordon Hincks (Hunters Bay Marina), to purchase the Shore Road Allowance in front of their property, described as Pt Broken Lots 11 and 12, Con 16, 125 Hunters Bay Road, Township of Nipissing.
2. That this resolution is subject to the following conditions:
• That the applicant will be responsible for the payment of all the Municipality’s administrative, legal accounts and advertising costs in connection with the processing of this application.
• That in accordance with the Municipality’s policy, notice and a copy of the draft plan will be mailed to the adjacent owners. Carried.

R2017-045 T. Marchant, L. Smith: Be it resolved:
1. that this Council does approve “in principle” the Application of Gordon Hincks to purchase the Shore Road Allowance located in front of Pt Broken Lots 11 and 12, Con 16, Plan M467 Pt Blks A to C, Pt Douglas Dr. Closed, RP 42R19757 Parts 9 to 12, 15 to 18, 131 Hunters Bay Road, Township of Nipissing.
2. That this resolution is subject to the following conditions:
• The Council shall select an independent search firm specializing in fishery issues and environmental issues to complete an independent investigation and report to determine the geographic limits where development could occur and to ensure compliance to the Provincial Policy Statement.

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• That the applicant will be responsible for the payment of all the Municipality’s administrative, legal accounts and Environmental Impact Study costs in connection with the processing of this application.
• That in accordance with the Municipality’s policy, notice and a copy of the draft plan will be mailed to the adjacent owners. Carried.

R2017-046 T. Butler, L. Andersen: Be it resolved:
1. That this Council does approve “in principle” the Application of Ronald Hincks to purchase the Shore Road Allowance located in front of Pt Broken Lot 11, Con 16, Plan M467 Pt Blks B and C, Pt Douglas Dr. Closed, RP 42R19757 Parts 1 to 4, Township of Nipissing.
2. That this resolution is subject to the following conditions:
• The Council shall select an independent search firm specializing in fishery issues and environmental issues to complete an independent investigation and report to determine the geographic limits where development could occur and to ensure compliance to the Provincial Policy Statement.
• That the applicant will be responsible for the payment of all the Municipality’s administrative, legal accounts and Environmental Impact Study costs in connection with the processing of this application.
• That in accordance with the Municipality’s policy, notice and a copy of the draft plan will be mailed to the adjacent owners. Carried.

R2017-047 L. Smith, T. Marchant: Be it resolved:
1. That this Council does approve “in principle” the Application of Ronald and Irmgard Hincks to purchase the Shore Road Allowance located in front of Pt Broken Lots 11 and 12, Con 16, Plan M467 Pt Blks B and C, Pt Douglas Dr. Closed, RP 52R19757 Parts 5 to 8, 19, 21 and 22, Township of Nipissing.
2. That this resolution is subject to the following conditions:
• The Council shall select an independent search firm specializing in fishery issues and environmental issues to complete an independent investigation and report to determine the geographic limits where development could occur and to ensure compliance to the Provincial Policy Statement.
• That the applicant will be responsible for the payment of all the Municipality’s administrative, legal accounts and Environmental Impact Study costs in connection with the processing of this application.
• That in accordance with the Municipality’s policy, notice and a copy of the draft plan will be mailed to the adjacent owners. Carried.

R2017-048 T. Marchant, L. Smith: That we adopt the Five Year Capital Forecast as presented. Carried.

R2017-049 L. Andersen, T. Butler: That we pass By-Law Number 2017-11, being a By-law to appoint an auditor licensed under the Public Accountancy Act for the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 7th day of March, 2017. Carried.

R2017-050 L. Smith, T. Marchant: WHEREAS the Township of Nipissing and the Municipality of Callander have deemed it in the public interest to establish one Fire Department to serve both municipalities;
AND WHEREAS the Fire Department will be operated by a Board of Management;
NOW THEREFORE that the Mayor and CAO-Clerk be authorized to sin an Agreement for the Establishment, Management and Operation of the Callander-Nipissing Fire Department. Carried.

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R2017-051 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That we appoint Councillor Tom Marchant as our representative to the East Nipissing-North Parry Sound Veterinary Unit. Carried.

R2017-052 T. Marchant, L. Smith: That we donate $100 to the Powassan Agricultural Society 2017 Fall Fair. Carried.

R2017-053 L. Andersen, T. Butler: That we authorize the Treasurer-Deputy Clerk to attend the 2017 Northern Municipal Treasurer’s Forum. Carried.

R2017-054 L. Smith, T. Marchant: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2017-055 T. Butler, L. Andersen: That the statement of accounts dated: February 22 and March 7, 2017; totaling $139,707.82, be approved. Carried.

R2017-056 T. Marchant, L. Smith: That we approve the Powassan District Union Public Library’s 2017 Budget. Carried.

R2017-057 L. Smith, T. Marchant: That we authorize Tom Butler, Charles Barton and John-Paul Negrinotti to attend the Northeastern Ontario Planning Authorities Technical Workshop – 2017. Carried.

R2017-058 T. Marchant, L. Smith: That we pass By-Law No. 2017-12, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on March 7, 2017. Read the first, second and third time and passed this 7th day of March, 2017. Carried.

R2017-059 L. Andersen, T. Butler: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:08 p.m. Next regular meeting March 21, 2017. 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.