Minutes – April 6, 2021

MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, April, 6, 2021.
In response to the Social Distancing requirements for Covid-19 precautions, the meeting was held at the Township of Nipissing Community Centre, 2381 Highway 654 and livestreamed to the Township of Nipissing YouTube Channel.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper and Councillors Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Present: Fire Chief Will Bateman, Office Assistant Kristin Linklater, Operations Superintendent Dan MacInnis, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant John-Paul Negrinotti and Interim CAO-Clerk-Treasurer Kris Croskery-Hodgins.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None.

Staff Reports:
Dan MacInnis, Operations Superintendent – written and verbal report.
John-Paul Negrinotti, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant –verbal report.
Will Bateman, Fire Chief – verbal report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Interim CAO-Clerk-Treasurer – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Tom Marchant – ENNPS Veterinary Committee
Tom Piper – Nipissing Sturgeon French Water Committee; Eastholme Home for the Aged Board of Management

R2021-069 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That the minutes of the meeting held March 23, 2021 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2021-070 J. Scott, T. Marchant: 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.

R2021-071 J. Scott, L. Moore: THAT we authorize the Acting CAO-Clerk-Treasurer to sign a Fire Safety Grant Transfer Payment Agreement on behalf of the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2021-072 T. Marchant, J. Scott: THAT we designate $30,000 of the Modernization Fund Reserve for the purpose of supporting Broadband Wireless projects within the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2021-073 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law Number 2021-17, being a By-Law to set tax ratios for municipal purposes for the year 2021.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of April, 2021. Carried.

R2021-074 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law Number 2021-18, being a By-Law to adopt the estimates for all sums required for the year, to provide for the adoption of tax rates and to further provide for penalty and interest in default of payment thereof for 2021.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of April, 2021. Carried.

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Council scheduled a Special Meeting of Council to receive public input on a proposed Trailer Licencing By-Law to be held on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

R2021-075 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we approve the April 2021 Newsletter for circulation. Carried.

R2021-076 J. Scott, T. Marchant: 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:
b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees; Time: 7:03 p.m. Carried.

R2021-077 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 7:57 p.m. Carried.

R2021-078 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2021-079 J. Scott, L. Moore: That the statement of accounts dated April 1 and 6, 2021; totaling $125,684.78 be approved. Carried.

R2021-080 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law No. 2021-19, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on April 6, 2021.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of April, 2021. Carried.

R2021-081 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:07 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held April 20, 2021. 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.