Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.
In response to the Provincial regulations in response to COVID-19, the meeting was held at the Township of Nipissing Community Centre, 2381 Hwy 654 and livestreamed to the Township of Nipissing YouTube Channel.

The meeting was delayed due to technical issues.
The meeting was recorded and confirmation was received of livestreaming however due to unforeseen events, the entire meeting was not streamed. A recording is posted on the Township of Nipissing YouTube channel of the meeting.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper and Councillors Steve Kirkey, Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Present: Fire Chief Will Bateman, Office Assistant Kristin Linklater and Municipal Administrator Kris Croskery-Hodgins.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None

Staff Reports:
Dan MacInnis, Operations Superintendent – written report.
John-Paul Negrinotti, Acting Deputy Clerk; Land Planning & Technology Administrator – written report.
Kris Croskery-Hodgins, Municipal Administrator – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Steve Kirkey – Powassan District Union Public Library Board
James Scott – Recreation Committee
Tom Piper – Eastholme Home for the Aged Board of Management

R2021-267 T. Marchant, S. Kirkey: That the minutes of the Council Meeting held December 7, 2021 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2021-268 L. Moore, J. Scott: THAT we support the Municipality of East Ferris Resolution 2021-352, working towards the development of a regional program to implement a stop-arm camera program for all school busses within the municipalities that form part of the Provincial Offences Act (POA) through the City of North Bay. Carried.

R2021-269 T. Marchant, S. Kirkey: THAT we support the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit in their request to the Ministry of Health for extended funding for Covid-19 costs and an increase in provincial funding for public health base budgets in 2022 to maintain the public health unit capacity. Carried.

R2021-270 J. Scott, L. Moore: THAT we support the Near North Crime Stoppers program designed to enhance community safety; AND THAT we donate $100 toward the operation of the program. Carried.

Minutes – December 21, 2021 – Page 2

R2021-271 S. Kirkey, J. Scott: That we transfer the machine credit for the Road Equipment and Fire Apparatus to reserve at the end of 2021;
And that we transfer the $104,088.34 Canada Community-Building Fund (Formerly the AMO Gas Tax) grant top-up to reserve for future road projects;
And that we transfer $1,000 from the Integrity Commissioner Budget to a reserve for future need of this service. Carried.

R2021-272 T. Marchant, L. Moore: THAT we approve the 2021 Review and Update of the Township of Nipissing Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. Carried.

R2021-273 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we pass By-Law Number 2021-61, being a By-Law to establish the remuneration and payment of expenses to members of Council.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of December, 2021. Carried.

R2021-274 J. Scott, S. Kirkey: That we pass By-Law Number 2021-62, being a By-law to amend the Remuneration Schedule in the Township of Nipissing Pay Equity Plan and update the Human Resources Policy Manual.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of December, 2021. Carried.

R2021-275 L. Moore, S. Kirkey: That we pass By-Law Number 2021-63, being a By-Law to prohibit the depositing of snow on any highway or bridge within the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of December, 2021. Carried.

R2021-276 S. Kirkey, J. Scott: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2021-277 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That the statement of accounts dated December 8, 10, 17 and 21, 2021; totaling $277,984.27 be approved. Carried.

R2021-278 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law No. 2021-64, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on December 21, 2021.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 21st day of December, 2021. Carried.

R2021-279 S. Kirkey, T. Marchant: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 7:48 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held January 4, 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.