Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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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 Wednesday, April 25, 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; and Deputy Clerk (DC), Nicole Fraser.

1. CALL TO ORDER

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

 

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2018-133

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, April 25, 2018.
(Carried)

  1. 3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2018-134

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the minutes of the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
(Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None

 

  1. 6. PRESENTATIONS
    None

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Administration:

7.1.1. Spiller consent application: support in principle
RESOLUTION 2018-135
Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan has received a request to support an application for consent for a severance of lands located at CON 4, PT. LTs 27 and 28, PSR-1329 PART 1, Geographic Township of Chapman, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, hereinafter referred to as “the Lands”; AND WHEREAS  the Municipal planning consultant has provided a report in support of the application, subject to certain conditions; 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: Confirmation through the preparation of the reference plan that the lots conform to the minimum lot area and lot frontage requirements of the Zoning By-law; Demonstration on the reference plan and confirmation from the Municipality that a suitable building site exists above the flood elevation on each lot; Confirmation from the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority that the lots can be adequately serviced by wells and onsite septic systems; Confirmation from a licensed sewage disposal business that they have the ability to accommodate hauled sewage from the two additional lots; Payment of applicable fees under By-laws 2011-11 and 2011-16 and User Fees By-law 2009-29; and Compliance with all conditions set by the Central Almaguin Planning Board. (Carried)

 

7.1.2. Moving Magnetawan Forward: funding approval from MTCS

 

7.1.3. Recreation Supervisor Hiring update
RESOLUTION 2018-136
Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

WHEREAS  the Clerk-Administrator and Deputy Clerk: advertised for the position of Recreation Supervisor; evaluated candidates based on the qualifications as described in their applications; interviewed; and recommend Elinor Rousseau Raaflaub for hire, as detailed in the attached report; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves the hire of Elinor Rousseau Raaflaub as the Recreation Supervisor, under contract for the period May 8, 2018 to March 31, 2020; AND FURTHER THAT  the Mayor and Clerk-Administrator be authorized to negotiate and sign the contract of employment with Ms. Rousseau Raaflaub on behalf of the Municipality. (Carried)

 

7.1.4. Review of draft events by-law

Council directed the C-A to review Section 4.3 and the definition of “Event” within the By-law. Council directed the C-A to not include a fee with the permit and for this to be reviewed in a year’s time.

 

7.1.5. Zoning By-law public consultation documents

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2018-137
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-22, being a By-law to adopt a policy to regulate the use of municipal resources during the election campaign period. (Carried)

8.2. RESOLUTION 2018-138
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-23, being a By-law to adopt a Municipal Elections Recount Policy. (Carried)

8.3. RESOLUTION 2018-139
Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-24,
being a By-law to regulate the placement of Municipal Election Signs in the Municipality of Magnetawan. (Carried)

8.4. RESOLUTION 2018-140
Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-25,
being a By-law to Establish Fees and Charges. (Carried)

8.5. RESOLUTION 2018-141
Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-26,
being a By-law to authorize the execution of a tax arrears extension agreement. (Carried)

8.6. RESOLUTION 2018-142
Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2018-27, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of March 28, 2018. (Carried)

  1. 9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Almaguin Community Hatchery Program: request for municipal donation
RESOLUTION 2018-143
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association to cover 2018 insurance costs in the amount of $540.00. (Carried)

Council directed the C-A to draft a resolution for the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association to house the hatchery trailer on municipal property near the Heritage Centre for the next regular meeting of Council.

 

 

9.2. District of Parry Sound Municipal Association: draft spring 2018 meeting agenda

 

9.3. M.P.P. Ernie Hardeman: request for support, municipal authority over landfill sites
RESOLUTION 2018-144
Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
WHEREAS municipal governments in Ontario do not have the right to approve landfill projects in their communities, but have the authority for making decisions on most other types of development; AND WHEREAS out-dated provincial policies allow private landfill operators to consult with local residents and municipal Councils but essentially ignore them; AND WHEREAS municipalities should have the right to approve or reject these projects and assess whether the potential economic benefits are of sufficient value to offset any negative impacts and environmental concerns; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports Bill 16, Respecting Municipal Authority Over Landfilling Sites Act, introduced by MPP Ernie Hardeman, and calls upon the Government of Ontario and all political parties to formally grant municipalities the authority to approve landfill projects in or adjacent to their communities; AND FURTHER THAT the Clerk-Administrator shall send a copy of this resolution to MPP Ernie Hardeman. (Carried)

9.4. Halton Region: request for support, cooperative approach to development with senior gov’t
RESOLUTION 2018-145
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
WHEREAS under the Municipal Act, Ontario municipalities have the authority and responsibility to advance and protect the “economic, social and environmental well-being of the municipality” and the “health, safety and well-being of persons”; WHEREAS the Provincial Government has designated Ontario municipalities to have responsibility to establish official plans that meet or exceed provincial standards for managing and directing  physical change and effects on the social, economic, built and natural environment; WHEREAS CN Rail has declared that the Province of Ontario and the Halton Municipalities (the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton and the Town of Oakville) and Conservation Halton have no regulatory role whatsoever with respect to a proposed truck/rail development that will have a direct impact on the economic, social and environmental well-being of the municipality and health, safety and well-being of residents; WHEREAS the Halton Municipalities and Conservation Halton recognize that railways are a matter of federal jurisdiction, but assert that truck-rail developments have non-rail aspects that engage multiple areas of provincial and municipal government regulatory responsibility; WHEREAS the Halton Municipalities and Conservation Halton have commenced a Court Application to confirm their legitimate regulatory role in respect of the CN development; WHEREAS CN’s position that its proposed truck-rail development falls exclusively under federal jurisdiction, if upheld, would create a regulatory gap that would prevent the Province of Ontario, the Halton Municipalities and Conservation Halton from discharging their statutory responsibilities, and leave CN Rail, a for-profit company, to self-regulate on matters that engage provincial and municipal responsibilities; and WHEREAS irrespective of the merits of CN’s proposed development, CN’s interpretation of jurisdiction over this development, if upheld, would be detrimental to all provinces and municipalities that contain existing or proposed developments that engage matters of federal, provincial and municipal regulatory interest; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan endorses the principles that: there must be a cooperative approach to all developments that engage federal, provincial and municipal regulatory matters; the existence of federal regulation over a development does not preclude and may require provincial and municipal regulation of the proposed development to avoid regulatory gaps. AND FURTHER THAT the Municipality of Magnetawan calls on the Government of Ontario to join the court Application of the Halton Municipalities. (Carried)

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

9.5.1. North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit: 2017 Annual Report

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL
    RESOLUTION 2018-146

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period April 1 to April 15, 2018 in the amount of $170,229.52. (Carried)

 

Council directed the C-A to draft an RFP for the 4855 Hwy 520 property to retain services of a Phase I Environmental Assessment.

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

  2. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2018-147

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 2:40 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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