Tuesday, February 22, 2022

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
As per the Provincial regulations in response to COVID-19, 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 Liz Moore and James Scott.
Zoom: Councillors Steve Kirkey and Tom Marchant.
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.
Will Bateman, Fire Chief-CEMC-MLEO – verbal report.

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore: Cemetery Committee
James Scott: Recreation Committee

Mayor Piper acknowledged the volunteers from the Recreation Committee and Township of Nipissing Fire Department for the Family Day Skate and Fireworks event.

R2022-38 L. Moore, J. Scott: That the minutes of the Council Meeting held February 8, 2022 and the Special Council Meeting held February 11, 2022, be adopted as published. Carried.

R2022-39 S. Kirkey, T. Marchant: That the Council of the Township of Nipissing has no concerns with a shooting club located at Lot 23, Concession 7 in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound and that the Township of Nipissing does not have a by-law regulating the discharge of firearms. Carried.

R2022-40 L. Moore, J. Scott: THAT the Township of Nipissing uses traditional paper ballot voting for the 2022 Municipal Election. Carried.

R2022-41 S. Kirkey, T. Marchant: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2022-42 J. Scott, L. Moore: That the statement of accounts dated February 17 and 18, 2022; totaling $61,392.63 be approved. Carried.

Minutes – February 22, 2022 – Page 2

R2022-43 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:
a) The security of the property of the municipality or local board;
Council to review the proposal for security cameras, placement and procedure for municipal buildings.
d) labour relations or employee negotiations;
Discussion regarding the current staff structure within the Administration Office.
Time: 6:51 p.m. Carried.

R2022-44 J. Scott, L. Moore: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 7:23 p.m. Carried.

R2022-45 T. Marchant, S. Kirkey: That we pass By-Law No. 2022-09, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on February 22, 2022.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 22nd day of February, 2022. Carried.

R2022-46 L. Moore, J. Scott: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 7:25 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held March 15, 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.