Tuesday, October 6, 2020

A regular meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, October 6, 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 and James Scott.
Regrets: Councillor Liz Moore
Present: Fire Chief Will Bateman, Treasurer-Deputy Clerk Kris Croskery-Hodgins and CAO-Clerk Charles Barton.
Via Zoom: Janet LeClair, Human Resources Consultant, Stratford Managers

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

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None.

R2020-185 L. Andersen, 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: 6:31 p.m. Carried.

R2020-186 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we resume to an open public meeting. Time: 7:12 p.m. Carried.
Janet LeClair left the meeting during the Closed Session after making a presentation to Council.

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

Committee Reports:
Tom Piper – Eastholme Home for the Aged Board of Management

R2020 -187 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That the minutes of the meeting held September 15, 2020 be adopted as published. Carried.

R2020-188 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That Council will continue to hold Council meetings at the Township of Nipissing Community Centre, 2381 Highway 654, until further notice to provide the required social distancing space in response to the COVID-19 virus precautions. Carried.

R2020-189 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That the CAO-Clerk be authorized to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, Prescribed Snowmobile Trail Land Use Permission for the period of October 6, 2020 to October 6, 2023. Carried.

Minutes – October 6, 2020 – Page 2

R2020-190 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we authorize the payment of the Supplemental EMS Levy of $12,240.40 as an unbudgeted amount to the EMS Levy budget line. Carried.

R2020-191 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That we authorize the Treasurer-Deputy Clerk to set aside the normal tax sale proceedings for the year of 2020 in recognition of the economic hardships facing individuals during the COVID-19 crisis;
And that regular tax sale proceedings as per Collections Policy 2017-01 will resume as of January 1, 2021. Carried.

R2020-192 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That we approve the 2020 Fall Newsletter for circulation. Carried.

R2020-193 L. Andersen, J. Scott: That we accept the correspondence as presented. Carried.

R2020-194 J. Scott, T. Marchant: That the statement of accounts dated September 17 & 23, October 1 & 6, 2020; totaling $561,218.69 be approved. Carried.

R2020-195 T. Marchant, L. Andersen: That we pass By-Law No. 2020-45, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on October 6, 2020.
Read the first, second and third time and passed this 6th day of October, 2020. Carried.

R2020-196 J. Scott, L. Andersen: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:31 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held October 20, 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.