Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
In response to COVID-19 precautions, the meeting was held virtually using the Zoom platform, in person at the Township of Nipissing Community Centre, and livestreamed to the Township of Nipissing YouTube Channel.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper and Councillors Steve Kirkey, Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Staff: Fire Chief Will Bateman, Administrative Assistant-Deputy Clerk Kristin Linklater, Land Planning & Technology Administrator – Deputy Treasurer John-Paul Negrinotti and Municipal Administrator Kris Croskery-Hodgins.
Guests: Penelope Wallace.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None.

Staff Reports:
John-Paul Negrinotti, Land Planning and Technology Administrator – Deputy Treasurer – written report.

Committee Reports:
Steve Kirkey: Powassan District Union Public Library.
James Scott: Township of Nipissing Recreation Committee; Ontario Good Roads Association
Tom Piper: Sturgeon Nipissing French River Water System Advisory Board.

R2022-89 J. Scott, L. Moore: That the minutes of the Council Meeting held April 12, 2022 be adopted as published. Carried.

This part of our meeting is declared a public meeting pursuant to the provisions of Section 34 (12) of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990, to discuss an application for a change to Zoning By-Law 2020-20 by the Township of Nipissing.

Delegations: Penelope Wallace.
Written Submissions: Brenda & Dennis Gamble, Don Rupke, Barb Roberts, Chad Doise, Jeannine Welton, Kathleen Beatty, Catherine Killaly, Peter & Jane McCann, Keith & Pauline Vince, John Vince and Clayton Gomoll.

R2022-90 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we pass By-Law Number 2022-23, being a By-law to Amend Zoning By-Law 2020-20, as amended.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 26th day of April, 2022. Carried.

R2022-91 S. Kirkey, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law Number 2022-24, being a By-Law to appoint a Compliance Audit Committee under the Municipal Elections Act for the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 26th day of April, 2022. Carried.

R2022-92 T. Marchant, S. Kirkey: That we approve the following program purchases for the Municipal Software program needs of the Township:
Townsuite, for Municipal Finance and Payroll requirements; $179,733 plus taxes; CGIS for Cemetery and Building Department requirements, $3,800 plus taxes; Firepro for Fire Department and By-Law requirements, $5,685 plus taxes. Carried.

Minutes – April 26, 2022 – Page 2

R2022-93 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we authorize Councillor Liz Moore and to attend the 2022 Annual AMO Conference. Carried.

R2022-94 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we receive and approve the 2021 Statement of Council Remuneration and Expenses as presented. Carried.

Item #10, approval of a Social Media, Media Relations and Public Statements Policy was deferred pending further information.

A copy of the 2022 Municipal Election Procedures was provided to Council for information purposes.

R2022-95 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2022-96 J. Scott, S. Kirkey: That the statement of accounts dated April 14 and 25, 2022; totaling $48,881.65 be approved. Carried.

R2022-97 J. Scott, L. Moore: 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:
b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employee;
e) litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;
The matter to be discussed is a pending litigation matter. Council will be briefed on the material and asked to provide direction to the Municipal Administrator for pending negotiations.
Time: 7:43 p.m. Carried.

R2022-98 J. Scott, S. Kirkey: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 8:38 p.m. Carried.

R2022-99 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law No. 2022-25, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on April 26, 2022.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 26th day of April, 2022. Carried.

R2022-100 S. Kirkey, T. Marchant: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:39 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held May, 2022. Carried.


Municipal Administrator:

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.