Tuesday, May 11, 2021

A special meeting of the Township of Nipissing Council was held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.
In response to the Stay at Home Order under the Provincial Emergency Declaration, the meeting was held at the Township of Nipissing Community Centre, 2381 Hwy 654 and livestreamed and recorded for posting to the Township of Nipissing YouTube Channel.

Present: Mayor Tom Piper and Councillors Tom Marchant, Liz Moore and James Scott.
Present: Fire Chief Will Bateman, Office Assistant Kristin Linklater, EDO-CEMC-Planning Assistant John-Paul Negrinotti and Interim CAO-Clerk-Treasurer Kris Croskery-Hodgins.

Disclosure of pecuniary interest: None.

In response to the current restrictions in place for COVID-19 precautions, the Council Vacancy Appointment Procedure was altered to have the candidate’s names drawn by lot to determine speaking order at the May 11, 2021 Special Meeting in advance to provide adequate social distancing and cleaning practices.

Certified Candidates were drawn and scheduled in the following order to address Council and respond to a maximum of two (2) questions from each Council member:

6:40 p.m. Kalvin Young
6:50 p.m. Joseph Bell
7:00 p.m. Sherry Roberts
7:10 p.m. Christopher Johnston
7:20 p.m. Rolland Shawn Degagne
7:30 p.m. Stephen Kirkey
7:40 p.m. Michael Howse
7:50 p.m. Yan (Bryan) Roberts
8:00 p.m. Andrew Barry
8:10 p.m. Shawn Hughes

Stephen Kirkey was selected to fill the Council vacancy.

R2021-103 T. Marchant, J. Scott: That we pass By-Law Number 2021-24, being a By-Law to appoint a Councillor.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of May, 2021. Carried.

Mayor Piper opened the public presentations regarding the Draft Trailer By-Law.

Presenters appeared using the electronic Zoom platform and were given a ten (10) minute presentation time.

8:30 p.m. Eric and Markus Jesswein
8:40 p.m. Penelope J. Wallace
8:50 p.m. John Kuehni

Mayor Piper thanked the presenters and those who submitted written comments.

Special Meeting Minutes – May 11, 2021 – Page 2

R2021-104 L. Moore, T. Marchant: That we pass By-Law No. 2021-25, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on May 11, 2021.
Read a first, second and third time and passed this 11th day of May, 2021. Carried.

R2021-105 J. Scott, L. Moore: That the meeting be adjourned. Time: 8:59 p.m. Next regular meeting to be held May 18, 2021. Carried.


Interim CAO-Clerk-Treasurer:

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.