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COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

January 10, 2018


This special meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan was held at the Magnetawan Community Centre on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00 A.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; Treasurer, Linda Saunders; Public Works Superintendent (PWS), Bruce Hill; Parks and Maintenance Manager (PMM), Steve Robinson; and Fire Chief (FC), Dean Butticci.


Notice of this meeting was posted in the Almaguin News, on the Municipal website and at the Municipal Office.


1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:04 A.M.

  1. 2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2018-001

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this special Council meeting of Wednesday, January 10, 2018. (Carried)

3. REVIEW OF DRAFT 2018 MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Council reviewed the draft budget and provided the following direction to staff:

  • The Treasurer is directed to create a comparison between the 2017 and 2018 assessment and to provide an estimate of the Asset Management Deficit relative to net book value; to contact the Town of Kearney to get the final billing for the Building Department; and to remove streetlight and sidewalk expenses from the area tax rate for the next budget meeting.
  • The C-A is directed to source the cost to bring three-phase power to the 4855 Hwy 520 property; to discuss the potential office renovation with the Chief Building Official; to look into the Bereavement Authority of Ontario rules regarding plots in inactive cemeteries; to research grants available for LED lighting upgrades; to ensure that recreation activities and events are conducted in Ahmic Harbour where practical; to have the PWS prepare an estimate of repair costs on the Bay St. and Ahmic Lake Rd bridges;
  • The PWS is directed to research a potential new method of slurry seal that may be cheaper or better than the current typical method used;
  • The FC is directed to provide Council with a business plan for a new pumper/tanker truck for the next budget meeting; to obtain quotes for the new truck to help inform the business plan; and to revisit the Fire Department operating budget to ensure that it includes all departmental needs.
  • The PMM is directed to get a quote on upgrading to LED lighting in the Community Centre.


  1. 4. ADDENDUM

  1. 5. CLOSED SESSION

  1. 6. QUESTIONS PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

  1. 7. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2018-002

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at

12:05 P.M. (Carried)


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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date



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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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