Minutes – May 5, 2020

MINUTES
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, May 5, 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 Linda Andersen, Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Fire Chief Will Bateman, 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 – written report.
Will Bateman, Fire Chief – written report.
John-Paul Negrinotti, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant – written report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk – written report.
Charles Barton, CAO-Clerk – verbal report.

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

R2020 -94 L. Moore, J. Scott: That the minutes of the meeting held April 21, 2020 be adopted as published. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, Piper

R2020-95 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That we support BELL in their Application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Broadband Fund, to assist in providing broadband Internet access services in eligible, underserved areas across Canada. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, Piper

R2020-96 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we authorize a donation of $2,000.00 to the Gurd and Area Historical Corporation for use in the 2020 Season. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, Piper

R2020-97 L. Andersen, L. Moore: That in response to the Provincial Emergency Health Declaration, we postpone the opening of the Nipissing Township Museum for the month of May; or until restrictions are lifted.
AND that we defer the starting date of staff and student for the month of May. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, Piper

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R2020-98 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, Piper

R2020-99 L. Moore, L. Andersen: That the statement of accounts dated April 30 and May 2 and 4, 2020; totaling $105,849.02 be approved. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, Piper

R2020-100 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-23, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on May 5, 2020.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 5th day of May, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, Piper

R2020-101 L. Andersen, L. Moore: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 7:11 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held May 19, 2020. Carried.
Recorded Vote: FOR Scott, Moore, Marchant, Andersen, 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.