Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
In response to the Declaration of Emergency for Covid-19, the meeting was held at the Township of Nipissing Community Centre, 2381 Highway 654. The option of joining the Council meeting electronically was also provided to Council and Staff.

This meeting was also livestreamed to the Township of Nipissing YouTube channel using the Zoom platform.

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

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: Councillor Scott.

David Ridenour presented a request for a proposed Zoning Amendment to property located at 4383 Highway 654 to allow for the construction of a garage for a home industry.
This presentation was provided using the Zoom platform.
Mr. Ridenour signed off following the presentation.

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

Committee Reports:
Liz Moore – Nipissing Township Museum Board, Powassan District Union Public Library Board
Tom Marchant – North Almaguin Planning Board
Tom Piper – Eastholme Home for the Aged Board of Management

R2020 -130 L. Andersen, T. Marchant: That the minutes of the meeting held June 16, 2020 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2020-131 L. Moore, J. Scott: That we donate $100 to the Almaguin Highlands Secondary School Graduation Awards Program. Carried.

Agenda Item #7, Request for Proposal for Provision of Annual Water Quality Monitoring Services for municipal landfill sites was deferred until 2021.

Minutes – July 14, 2020 – Page 2

CAO-Clerk reviewed the Draft Zoning By-Law document comments in preparation for the second Open House Meeting.

R2020-133 J. Scott, L. Moore: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2020-134 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That the statement of accounts dated June 24 and 25; July 8, 9 and 14, 2020; totaling $551,336.30 be approved. Carried.

R2020-135 L. Andersen, 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 employees;
Time: 8:22 p.m. Carried.

R2020-136 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 9:26 p.m. Carried.

Agenda item #12 was tabled.

R2020-137 T. Marchant, L. Moore: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-31, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on July 14, 2020.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 14th day of July, 2020. Carried.

R2020-138 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 9:28 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held August 11, 2020. 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.