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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, February 22, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

 

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

 

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

 

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 10:25 A.M.

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2017-059

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the agenda for this regular Council meeting of Wednesday, February 22, 2017 with the following addenda: 7.1.1. a) Library Budget; 7.7. CBO: Building Code Update course. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-060

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the minutes of the regular Council meeting of Wednesday, February 8, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

 

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Treasury

7.1.1. a) Library Budget

Bonnie Davidson, Librarian, attended Council to provide information on the 2017 Magnetawan Public Library budget.

 

7.1.1. Review of draft 2017 budget

Council reviewed the draft budget and provided direction to staff to make changes and to bring an updated draft budget to the next regular meeting of Council.

 

Council put the meeting on hold for a lunch break at 12:30 P.M.

 

Council resumed the meeting at 1:25 P.M.

 

7.1.2. Consolidation of Reserves

RESOLUTION  2017-061

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Treasurer to transfer the balance of funds from the following reserve accounts into reserve account 1-2-2000-9040  Reserve – Asset Management, effective January 1, 2017: 1-2-2000-9020 Reserve – CEMC; 1-2-2000-9025 Reserve – Magnetawan Community Centre; 1-2-2000-9026    Reserve – Ahmic Community Centre; 1-2-2000-9030 Reserve – Parks; 1-2-2000-9034 Reserve – Fire; 1-2-2000-9035 Reserve – Roads; AND FURTHER THAT the balance of funds from account 1-2-2000-9023 Reserve – Elections be transferred to account 1-2-2000-9000 Reserve – Working Funds. (Carried)

 

7.2. Public Works: MTO proposal for contract to maintain unorganized townships

Council directed the PWS to decline the MTO invitation to bid on the maintenance contract.

 

7.3. Fire: monthly report

 

7.4. Clerk-Administrator’s Report:

7.4.1. FAD Architects, re. proposal for redesign of existing office space

RESOLUTION  2017-062

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the proposal to prepare a plan for future workspace needs at the Municipal Office from FAD Architects in the amount of $5,600.00 plus HST; AND FURTHER THAT the Clerk-Administrator is authorized to further negotiate with FAD and to sign the OAA Standard Form of Contract on behalf of the Municipality. (Deferred)

 

Council directed the C-A to obtain an updated quote with a reduced scope of work from FAD Architects.

 

7.5. Community Development:

7.5.1. Magnetawan Community Development Committee, Terms of Reference

RESOLUTION  2017-063

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the Magnetawan Community Development Committee Terms of Reference as attached. (Carried)

 

7.5.2. Magnetawan River Park Public Meeting Invitation

7.6. Committee and Board Minutes

RESOLUTION  2017-064

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the following Committee and Board minutes: the February 13, 2017 meeting of the Magnetawan Community Centre Board. (Carried)

7.7. CBO Building Code Update course

Council directed the CBO to schedule and advertise a Building Code Update course for April 2017.

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-065

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-13, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of February 8, 2017. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Magnetawan Friendship Club: 2017 Budget and Municipal Subsidy Request

RESOLUTION  2017-066

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the 2017 Friendship Club Municipal Levy in the amount of $9,562.50. (Carried)

 

9.2. George Brooks, Almaguin Fish Improvement Association: request for support

RESOLUTION  2017-067

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Almaguin Highlands Fish Improvement Association to cover 2017 insurance sots in the amount of $540.00. (Carried)

 

9.3. Mark Langford, re. sale of Municipal Land, Plan 42M517 Blk 17 Pcl 21375

Council directed the C-A to obtain two appraisals for the land and bring the matter back to Council.

 

 

9.4. East Parry Sound Regional Science Fair: request for donation

RESOLUTION  2017-068

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the East Parry Sound Regional Science Fair in the amount of $200.00. (Carried)

 

9.5. Mary Jane Campbell: dogs at the pavilion

Council directed the C-A to review the Dog By-law and have the PMM post new signage at the pavilion.

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-069

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 February 1, 2017 to February 15, 2017 in the amount of $74,793.48. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

 

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

 

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-070

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 4:15 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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