Minutes – March 24, 2020

MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
In response to the Declaration of Emergency for Covid-19, the option of joining the Council meeting via conference call was provided to Council and Staff.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper.
Present Via Conference Call: Councillors Linda Andersen, Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Staff and visitors present: Will Bateman, Kris Croskery-Hodgins and Charles Barton.

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

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor James Scott.

Oscar Poloni, KPMG, presentation of the 2019 Audited Financial Statements will be re-scheduled to a future meeting date.

R2020-058 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law 2020-13, being a by-law to establish rules governing the proceedings of Council, the calling of meetings and the conduct of Members.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 24th day of March, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-059 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That we defer imposing a penalty on taxes not paid by the due date of March 31st as stated in By-Law 2019-22, for the month of April 2020 to provide relief to taxpayers affected by the ongoing Covid-19 Health Emergency. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-060 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we approve the following Operational Changes for the Township of Nipissing in response to the ongoing Covid-19 Health Emergency:
• Township Office shall be closed to the public with entrance by appointment and Covid-19 Screening practices only.
• The Office shall not accept cash or debit payment until the Covid-19 Health Emergency is declared ended by the Province of Ontario.
• Safe distancing protocols shall be put in place for all staff.
Carried. Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

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

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore – Matthews Maple Syrup Tree Tapping
Tom Marchant – Northeastern Veterinary Committee, North Almaguin Planning Board
Linda Andersen – District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board
Tom Piper – Eastholme Board of Management

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R2020 -61 J. Scott, L. Moore: That the minutes of the meeting held March 10, 2020 be adopted as published. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-62 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-14, being a by-law to stop up, close and sell part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Broken Lot 8, Concession 19, designated as Parts 1 & 10 on Plan 42R-21280, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 24th day of March, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-63 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-15, being a by-law to stop up, close and sell part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Broken Lot 8, Concession 19, designated as Part 2 on Plan 42R-21280, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 24th day of March, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-64 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That we pass By-Law Number 2020-16, 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 2020.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 24th day of March, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-65 J. Scott, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law Number 2020-17, being a by-law to regulate the use of public docks within the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 24th day of March, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-66 L. Andersen, L. Moore: That Council supports the appointment of Peter McIsaac, Municipality of Powassan, to represent Area 6 on the District of Parry Sound DSSAB for the period from April 16, 2020 to December 31, 2022. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-67 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we adopt the Five-Year Capital Forecast as presented. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-68 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we accept the submission from Stockfish Ford North Bay for RFP-NIPFD #2020-001 for the supply of a Half Ton Crew Cab 4X4 Pick Up Truck.
Total Price (including HST) $57,512.48. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Marchant, Scott. AGAINST Andersen, Moore.

R2020-69 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we accept the submission from Byers Equipment for the supply of RFP-NIPFD #2020-002, Utility Terrain Vehicle.
Total Price (including HST) $30,346.64. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Marchant, Scott. AGAINST Andersen, Moore.

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R2020-70 L. Andersen, L. Moore: That the following Firefighters are appointed as members of the Township of Nipissing Fire Department:
Fire Chief: Will Bateman; Deputy Chief: Richard Chapman; Whitney Gardiner; Brad Rounding; Randy Lockhart; Ian Howse; John Tomlinson; Brandon Cangiano; James Scott; Chris Foote; John Klunder; Dean Gates; Jennifer Chapman; Shawn Hughes; Carrie Drinkwalter; Andrew Barry; Denise Scott; Stuart Perrin; Ryan Rice; Mike Rowe; Otto Mulder; Stephen Jeshke. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-71 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we donate $100 to the Trout Creek Agricultural Society 2020 Fall Fair. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

Item Number 18 was deferred to a future meeting pending further information.

R2020-72 L. Moore, L. Andersen: That we accept Norah Jackson’s resignation from the Nipissing Township Museum Board. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-73 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

Councillor James Scott declared a pecuniary interest as his spouse is listed in the Accounts Payable.
R2020-74 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That the statement of accounts dated March 17 and 24, 2020; totaling $378,730.53 be approved. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore.

R2020-75 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-18, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on March 24, 2020.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 24th day of March, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

R2020-76 L. Moore, L. Andersen: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 7:41 p.m. Next regular meeting to be determined. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Piper, Andersen, Marchant, Moore and Scott.

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.