Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
In response to the Social Distancing requirements for Covid-19 precautions, the meeting was held at the Township of Nipissing Community Centre, 2381 Highway 654.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper and Councillors Linda Andersen, Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Present: Fire Chief Will Bateman, Operations Superintendent Dan MacInnis, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant John-Paul Negrinotti, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk Kris Croskery-Hodgins and CAO-Clerk Charles Barton.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor James Scott.

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

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore – Powassan District Union Public Library Board
Tom Piper – Provincial Covid Update

R2020 -220 L. Moore, J. Scott: That the minutes of the meeting held December 1, 2020 be adopted as published. Carried.

Item 5 on the Agenda, Procurement By-Law amendment, was deferred.

R2020-221 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That we pass By-Law Number 2020-52, being a By-law to amend Schedule E to By-Law 2019-41, Minimum Maintenance Standards, Plow Routes.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 15th day of December, 2020. Carried.

R2020-222 L. Andersen, L. Moore: That we approve the 2020 Accessibility Plan Update as presented. Carried.

R2020-223 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That we accept the quote to install a new door on the Quonset Hut in the Public Works Yard from: Regal Overhead Doors at a cost of $9,000.00 plus applicable taxes. Carried.

Minutes – December 15, 2020 – Page 2

R2020-224 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we transfer the machine credit for the Road Equipment, Landfill Excavator and Fire Apparatus to reserve at the end of 2020;
And that we transfer $10,000 to reserve from the Fire Department Budget at the end of 2020;
And that we transfer the $95,150.00 OCIF grant 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.

R2020-225 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

Councillor James Scott declared a pecuniary interest as his spouse is listed in the Accounts Payable for maintenance services provided.
R2020-226 L. Andersen, T. Marchant: That the statement of accounts dated December 7, 10, 11 and 15, 2020; totaling $270,064.43 be approved. Carried.

R2020-227 L. Moore, J. Scott: 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 employees;
Time: 7:23 p.m. Carried.

R2020-228 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 8:49 p.m. Carried.

R2020-229 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-53, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on December 15, 2020.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 15th day of December, 2020. Carried.

R2020-230 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:51 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held January 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Carried.



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.