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 The regular meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan was held at the Magnetawan Community Centre on March 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

 

Council members present: Mayor Sam Dunnett; Deputy Mayor, Tim Brunton; Councillors Jack Crossman, Charlie Gray, John Hetherington.

 

Staff in attendance: Clerk-Administrator (C-A), Andrew Farnsworth; Deputy Clerk (DC), Nicole Fraser, Chief Building Official (CBO), Brian Horseman; Parks and Maintenance Manager (PMM), Steve Robinson; Fire Chief (FC) Dean Butticci; and Public Works Superintendent (PWS), Bruce Hill.

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 1:00 P.M.

 

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2018-107

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this regular Council meeting of Wednesday, March 28, 2018, with the following amendment: 11.1. Memo from Public Works Superintendent: hiring of Temporary Equipment Operator.
(Carried)

  1. 3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2018-108

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the minutes of the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, March 14, 2018.
(Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

6.1. Jamie Robinson, MHBC: presentation of draft zoning by-law updates
Mr. Robinson presented the proposed changes to the Zoning By-law in the following areas: Building Height; Building Size; Septic System distance measurements; Non-complying structures; Storage Container definition; Parking; Home Occupation; Trailers on vacant lots in some zones; and Accessory Buildings.

 

Mr. Robinson suggested that Council remove imperial measurements within the document and have a conversion chart at the beginning of the Zoning By-law to recognize that many people still use imperial measurements. Mr. Robinson also confirmed that he will have a sketch available for the public meeting and Zoning By-law that outlines how to measure building heights with exposed basements. Council directed the C-A to schedule the Public Meeting for 6:30pm on Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at the Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Treasury

7.1.1. Review of Final 2018 Budget

 

7.2. Fire:

7.2.1. Fire Department 2017 year-end report

RESOLUTION 2018-109

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receives the Fire Department 2017 Year End Report as attached. (Carried)

Council directed the FC to propose an appointment for Deputy Fire Chief by the end of May 2018.

 

7.2.2. Fire Chief Activity Reports January and February 2018

7.3. Administration

7.3.1. Approve in principle consent: 893 Nipissing Road South
RESOLUTION 2018-110
Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington
:
WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan has received a request to support an application for consent for a severance of lands located at Concession A, Lot 83, Parts 2, 3 and 4, RP 42R6798  in the Municipality of Magnetawan, municipally known as 893 Nipissing Road South, hereinafter referred to as “the Lands”; AND WHEREAS  the Municipal planning consultant has provided a report to Council in support of the application; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports in principle the consent application for the Lands, subject to the following conditions: Payment of applicable fees under By-laws 2011-11, 2011-12, 2011-16 and User Fees By-law 2009-29; and Compliance with all conditions set by the Central Almaguin Planning Board. (Carried)

 

7.3.2. Joint Compliance Audit Committee
RESOLUTION 2018-111
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan is a member of a joint Compliance Audit Committee (JCAC) to satisfy requirements under Section 88.37 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended; AND WHEREAS  the Almaguin Clerks group formed a Recruitment Committee, advertised for the appointment of an Alternate Member for the JCAC, interviewed candidates and recommended John Finley for the position; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the recommendation of the Recruitment Committee for the JCAC to appoint John Finley as the Alternate Member of the JCAC for the Municipality of Magnetawan for the term December 2, 2018 to November 14, 2022. (Carried)

 

7.3.3. Discussion on Main Street Revitalization Fund potential projects

Council directed the C-A to get the definition of main street from AMO and to see if high speed internet infrastructure is eligible through this funding.

 

7.3.4. Union Gas Preliminary Project Review Report

Council directed the C-A to contact Bill Vrebosch, Mayor of East Ferris, to compare Natural Gas quotations.

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2018-112
Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-16, being a By-law to set tax ratios for municipal purposes in the year 2018.
(Carried)

8.2. RESOLUTION 2018-113
Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-17, being a By-law to set and levy the rates of taxation for the year 2018.
(Carried)

8.3. RESOLUTION 2018-114
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
WHEREAS  the Magnetawan Community Development Committee is hosting a Comedy Night on May 26, 2018 at the Magnetawan Community Centre; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-18 to enter into an Agreement with Yuk Yuk’s On Tour for the services of a comedian.
(Carried)

8.4. RESOLUTION 2018-115
Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-19, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of March 14, 2018. (Carried)

  1. 9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Letter from Minister of Health and Long Term Care – request to meet with area municipalities

9.2. Town of Essex: request to AMO/ROMA, closed schools offered to municipalities for a dollar
RESOLUTION 2018-116
Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the attached letter and resolution from the Town of Essex  requesting that the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) request that the government of Ontario require school boards to offer closed schools to the local municipality for one dollar; AND FURTHER THAT  a copy of this resolution be forwarded to AMO; ROMA; the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities; the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario; and the Town of Essex. (Carried)

9.3. From the Correspondence Folder (not included in the package)

9.3.1. Parry Sound DSSAB quarterly report, March 2018

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

11.1 Memo from Public Works Superintendent: hiring of Temporary Equipment Operator
RESOLUTION 2018-117
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Public Works Superintendent to hire a Temporary Equipment Operator as per the attached memorandum.
(Carried)

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL
    RESOLUTION 2018-118

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for

payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period March 1 to March 15, 2018

in the amount of  $529, 2017.72. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION
    RESOLUTION 2018-119

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed session at 2:55 P.M., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, as the subject matter being considered consists of: (b) personal matters about an identifiable individual (being to receive a monthly report from the by-law enforcement officer); and (d)     labour relations or employee negotiations (being to discuss landfill staffing requirements.) (Carried)

 

RESOLUTION 2018-120

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 3:50 P.M. (Carried)

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2018-121

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 3:55P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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