Minutes – September 3, 2019

TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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

Staff and visitors present: Rose Haufe, 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: Councillor James Scott.

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

Rose Haufe presented an issue of dust on the Alsace Road, from an email submission in the Correspondence.

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore – Nipissing Township Museum Board
Tom Piper – AMO Conference

R2019-159 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That the minutes of the meeting held August 6, 2019 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2019-160 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That the minutes of the closed session meeting held August 6, 2019 be adopted. Carried.

Mayor Piper declared this part of the meeting as an Open Public Meeting under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter 13 as amended, to inform the public of a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

R2019-161 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law Number 2019-31, being a By-law to Amend Zoning By-law 2012-12, as amended.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 3rd day of September, 2019. Carried.

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R2019-162 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we recommend consent application No. B/22/NIPISSING/2019, Creation of a Lot, applicant Rick Miller, OLS, for property owner Josiah Mathew Irwin and Roberta Joanne Irwin, for approval, subject to the following conditions:
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan policies.
2. A Zoning By-Law Amendment will be required to recognize any Environmental Protection areas identified in the Ecological Site Assessment dated November 2017.
3. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2019-163 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That we recommend consent application No. B/23/NIPISSING/2019, Creation of a Lot, applicant Rick Miller, OLS, for property owner Josiah Mathew Irwin and Roberta Joanne Irwin, for approval, subject to the following conditions:
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan policies.
2. A Zoning By-Law amendment will be required to recognize any Environmental Protection areas identified in the Ecological Site Assessment dated November, 2017.
3. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

R2019-164 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we recommend consent application No. B/25/NIPISSING/2019, Lot Addition, applicant Yan (Bryan) Roberts for property owner Sherry Lynne Milford, for approval subject to the following conditions:
1. The lot must comply with the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan policies.
2. A copy of the decision of the North Almaguin Planning Board be forwarded to the Township of Nipissing. Carried.

John-Paul Negrinotti and Will Bateman left the meeting.

R2019-165 J. Scott, L. Andersen: 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:
d) labour relations or employee negotiations; Time: 7:25 p.m. Carried.

R2019-166 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 7:53 p.m. Carried.

R2019-167 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we pass By-Law Number 2019-32, being a By-law to appoint an Operations Superintendent for the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 3rd day of September, 2019. Carried.

R2019-168 L. Moore, T. Marchant: WHEREAS access to affordable and reliable broadband networks is an important part of everyday life and key to economic, education, social and health development and;
WHEREAS communities outside urban centres face challenges in accessing internet service levels comparable to those in cities due to factors such as low population, distance and challenging terrain and;
WHEREAS we believe future ICT infrastructure investment in our community would benefit from a holistic model that takes into account the connectivity needs of regional community partnerships rather than just one community and;
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WHEREAS this regional partnership should begin with a comprehensive needs analysis conducted by Blue Sky Net, a publicly funded non-profit development corporation using their expertise and data based mapping tool – (BAIMAP – Broadband and Associated Infrastructure Mapping Analysis Project) and;
WHEREAS from the analysis and public consultation Blue Sky Net will conduct, it will be determined where internet gaps remain while also acknowledging what may be the best technology to fill these gaps based on access to the closest ICT infrastructure like fibre or other existing network infrastructure and;
WHEREAS once we determine priority areas we propose establishing three classes of gaps;
1. Gaps in fibre/backbone infrastructure,
2. Gaps in last mile/local access to business and residents and
3. Gaps in access in remote/very isolated area, and;
WHEREAS the Federal and Provincial governments are proposing funding programs that will support the implementation of Broadband projects and will require this in-depth information, we propose;
THEREFORE be it resolved that the Township of Nipissing supports Blue Sky Net leading a steering committee and that Blue Sky Network with this committee during the period of analysis, funding application and any subsequent RFP engagement. Carried.

R2019-169 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That we authorize John-Paul Negrinotti and Tom Marchant to attend the 2019 NE Ontario Planning Authorities Workshop. Carried.

R2019-170 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we authorize Kris Croskery-Hodgins to attend the AMCTO Training and Zone 7 Fall Workshop. Carried.

R2019-171 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we authorize the addition of Cyber Protection Policy – Coverage to the Municipal Insurance Plan provided by Frank Cowan Company. Carried.

R2019-172 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That we authorize the purchase of Granular “A” gravel from P.D. Brooks Haulage at a total cost of $9,073.27, including applicable taxes. Carried.

R2019-173 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor Scott declared pecuniary interest as his spouse is listed in the accounts payable.

R2019-174 L. Andersen, T. Marchant: That the statement of accounts dated August 8 & 22, September 3, 2019; totaling $426,781.20 be approved. Carried.

R2019-175 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law No. 2019-33, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on September 3, 2019.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 3rd day of September, 2019. Carried.

R2019-176 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:32 p.m. Next regular meeting September 17, 2019. 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.