Minutes – December 17, 2019

MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper, Councillors Linda Andersen, Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.

Staff and visitors present: Ron Phillips, Dan MacInnis, 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.
Disclosure of conflict of interest: Councillor Tom Marchant.

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

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore – Powassan District Union Public Library Board

Councillor Tom Marchant declared a Conflict of Interest on the following matter as he is currently the Chairperson of the Commanda Community Centre Board of Management. Councillor Marchant left the Council chambers for the presentation.

Presentation: Ron Phillips provided information on the status of the Commanda Community Centre furnace and the immediate need for replacement. A request for funding assistance was made to Council. This request will be taken into consideration during the 2020 Budget discussions beginning in January of 2020.
Mr. Phillips left the Council meeting.
Councillor Marchant returned to the Council chamber.
Operations Superintendent MacInnis and Fire Chief Bateman left the meeting.

R2019-230 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we pass By-Law Number 2019-45, being a By-law to establish the remuneration and payment of expenses to members of Council.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 17th day of December, 2019. Carried.

R2019-231 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we pass By-Law Number 2019-46, being a By-law to amend the Remuneration Schedule in the Township of Nipissing Pay Equity Plan and update the Human Resources Policy Manual.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 17th day of December, 2019. Carried.

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R2019-232 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That the minutes of the meeting held December 3, 2019 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2019-233 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That the minutes of the closed session meeting held December 3, 2019 be adopted. Carried.

R2019-234 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we adopt the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan Update as presented. Carried.

R2019-235 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we transfer the machine credit for the Road Equipment, Landfill Excavator and Fire Apparatus to reserve at the end of 2019;
And that we return $18,000 to reserve for Road purposes not utilized in 2019.
And that we transfer $1,000 from the Integrity Commissioner Budget to a reserve for future need of this service.
And that we transfer the remaining Modernization Funds to reserve for future needs. Carried.

R2019-236 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2019-237 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That the statement of accounts dated November 26 and December 9, 12 and 17, 2019; totaling $290,052.39 be approved. Carried.

John-Paul Negrinotti, CEMC, conducted the required annual Emergency Control Group meeting update.
Topics included the telecommunications review, updated call-out lists, HIRA review of hazards, Emergency Information Officer and the Public Education Program.

R2019-238 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law No. 2019-47, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on December 17, 2019.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 17th day of December, 2019. Carried.

R2019-239 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:25 p.m. Next regular meeting January 7, 2020. 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.