Minutes – March 9, 2021

MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
In response to the Social Distancing requirements for Covid-19 precautions, the meeting was held via the Zoom platform for some guests and livestreamed to the Township of Nipissing YouTube channel.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper and Councillors Linda Andersen, Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Present: Fire Chief Will Bateman, Operations Superintendent Dan MacInnis, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant John-Paul Negrinotti and Treasurer-Deputy Clerk Kris Croskery-Hodgins.
VIA Zoom: Antoine Boucher, Tashi Dwivedi, Oscar Poloni and Corissa Vande Weghe.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None.

Presentation from Antoine Boucher and Tashi Dwivedi, HP Engineering, regarding the status of the Hummel Bridge and remediation options for consideration.
Antoine and Tashi left the Zoom platform following this presentation.

Presentation of the 2020 Audited Financial Statements by Oscar Poloni, KPMG and Corissa Vande Weghe, KPMG.
Oscar and Corissa left the Zoom platform following this presentation.

Note: Due to a technical error, the Zoom meeting was cancelled and interrupted the YouTube live feed of the meeting at this point.

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

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore – Powassan District Union Public Library Board
Tom Marchant – Source Water Protection Committee, ENNPS Veterinary Committee
Tom Piper – Eastholme Home for the Aged Board of Management, Lake Nipissing Water Level Group

R2021-049 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That the minutes of the meeting held February 16, 2021 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2021-050 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That the minutes of the special meeting held February 17, 2021 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2021-051 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That the minutes of the closed session meetings held December 15, 2020 and February 17, 2021 be adopted. Carried.

R2021-052 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we adopt the 2020 Audited Financial Statements as presented. Carried.

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R2021-053 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That we authorize a temporary Office Assistant, contract (6 month), position for the Township Office. Carried.

R2021-054 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we approve a letter of support be provided to Bell for support of the improvement of connectivity. Carried.

R2021-055 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2021-056 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That the statement of accounts dated February 18 and March 4 and 9, 2021; totaling $275,362.40 be approved. Carried.

R2021-057 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we pass By-Law No. 2021-15, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on March 9, 2021.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 9th day of March, 2021. Carried.

R2021-058 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:28 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held March 23, 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.