Minutes – April 21, 2020

MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
In response to the Declaration of Emergency for Covid-19, the option of joining the Council meeting electronically was provided to Council and Staff.

Present Via Zoom Meeting Platform: Mayor Tom Piper and Councillors Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Fire Chief Will Bateman, Operations Superintendent Dan MacInnis, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk Kris Croskery-Hodgins, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant John-Paul Negrinotti and CAO-Clerk Charles Barton.

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

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None.

Staff Reports:
Dan MacInnis, Operations Superintendent – verbal report.
Will Bateman, 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 – written report.

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore – Powassan District Union Public Library Board
Tom Marchant – North Almaguin Planning Board
Tom Piper – Eastholme Home for Aged Board of Management, Sturgeon Nipissing French River Water Group, Mayors Meeting re Library

R2020 -77 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That the minutes of the meeting held March 24, 2020 be adopted as published. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-78 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we disregard the letter of resignation received from Linda Andersen effective April 16, 2020 and approve her reinstatement as Councillor for the current term. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-79 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-19, being a By-law to set Tax Ratios for Municipal Purposes for the year 2020.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of April, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-80 J. Scott, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law Number 2020-21, being a By-law to specify the annualized tax limit, prior year current value assessment tax limit, claw back percentages, the capping threshold parameters and the minimum tax level for new to class/new construction properties for the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of April, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

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R2020-81 J. Scott, L. Moore: That we defer imposing interest and penalty on taxes not paid by the due date of March 31st as stated in By-Law 2019-22, for the month of May 2020 to provide relief to taxpayers affected by the ongoing Covid-19 Health Emergency. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-82 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we adopt the 2019 Audited Financial Statements as provided. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-83 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we approve a quote received from Aecom for Landfill Footprint Staking & Cell Sequencing/Fill Plan Works Wolfe Lake & Bear Creek Landfill Sites.
Quoted estimate to complete this work is $6,500 per site, not including H.S.T. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-84 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we award Tender N-01-20 for Winter Sand to A. Miron Topsoil Ltd.
Tendered price: $38, 561.25, (including applicable taxes). Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-85 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we award Tender N-02-20 for Quarried Granite – Stockpile to Evan Hughes Excavating Ltd.
Tendered price for Quarried Granite $40,256.25; Quarry B, Type 2 $39,408.75, including applicable taxes. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-86 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we award Tender N-03-20 for Quarried Granite, Supply, Crush and Apply to Evan Hughes Excavating Ltd.
Tendered price: $183,342.50 (including applicable taxes). Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-87 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we award Tender N-04-20 for Surface Treatment to Duncor Enterprises Inc.
Tendered price: $157,936.61 (including applicable taxes). Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-88 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we accept the Quote received for Winter Salt from Northern Elements.
Quote amount: $12,500, (not including applicable taxes). Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-89 L. Moore, J. Scott: that we approve the April 2020 Newsletter as presented, for circulation. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-90 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

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R2020-91 L. Moore, J. Scott: That the statement of accounts dated March 27 and April 15 and 20, 2020; totaling $150,592.01 be approved. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-92 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-22, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on April 21, 2020.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of April, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

R2020-93 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 7:18 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held May 5, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Piper

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.