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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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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 26, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Staff in attendance: Clerk-Administrator (C-A), Andrew Farnsworth.

 

Notice of this meeting was posted on the Municipal website and at the Municipal Office.

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

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

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2017-124

Moved by Councillor Crossman; 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, April 26, 2017, with the following amendment: 7.4.2. Offer to lease land at 154-6 North Sparks St. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-125

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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 12, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

 

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Treasury: 2017 Budget Report

Council directed the C-A to have the Treasurer revise the draft budget and bring the final budget to the next regular meeting.

 

7.2. Fire:

7.2.1. Magnetawan Fire Department Monthly Report

RESOLUTION  2017-126

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes a payment to Fire Chief, Dean Butticci, in the amount of $2,000.00 for the purchase of materials and supplies at the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs Conference trade show, May 7-8, 2017. (Carried)

 

7.2.2. Regional Training Officer: 2017 First Quarter Report

 

7.3. Community Development

7.3.1. Community Development Officer Intern Report - April 2017

 

7.3.2. PMM Resolution to support in principle Regional Economic Development Department

 

 

 

7.4. Clerk-Administrator’s Report:

7.4.1. Sound Software website redevelopment proposal

RESOLUTION  2017-127

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

WHEREAS  the current Municipal website is designed on a platform that is out of date and no longer meets the needs of Magnetawan; AND WHEREAS  Sound Software has been an exceptional web provider for Magnetawan in the past, and their level of service and capabilities are valuable to Magnetawan; AND WHEREAS  Council requested that Sound Software provide a proposal on the redevelopment of the Municipal website, and Sound Software provided the attached proposal. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to have Sound Software redevelop the Magnetawan website as per the attached proposal in the amount of $9,900.00. (Carried)

 

7.4.2. Offer to lease land at 154-6 North Sparks St.

RESOLUTION  2017-128

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED  that the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to deliver the attached letter and Lease Agreement to the owners of 154 and 156 North Sparks Street, Magnetawan, and to communicate Council’s intent to lease the land for the purpose of beautification of the Village. (Carred)

 

7.5. Committee and Board Minutes

RESOLUTION  2017-129

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the following Committee and Board minutes: the March 21, 2017 meeting of the PMM Economic Development Committee. (Carried)

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-130

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-23, being a By-law to set tax ratios for municipal purposed in the year 2017. (Carried)

 

8.2. RESOLUTION 2017-131

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-24, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of April 12, 2017. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs: Seniors’ Month Proclamation

RESOLUTION  2017-132

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS Senior’s Month is an annual province-wide celebration; AND WHEREAS seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community; AND WHEREAS their contributions, past and present, warrant appreciation and recognition, and their stories deserve to be told; AND WHEREAS the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community; AND WHEREAS the knowledge and experience that seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan does hereby proclaim June 1 to June 30, 2017 Senior’s Month in Magnetawan and encourages all citizens to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors. (Carried)


9.2. Magnetawan Lions Club: request to construct dock at Centennial Park

RESOLUTION  2017-133

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

WHEREAS the Magnetawan Lions Club has offered to build, install and donate to the Municipality of Magnetawan a new dock at Centennial Park; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Magnetawan Lions Club to install a dock at the east side of Centennial Park with two sections with dimensions of 8 feet by 20 feet each and a ramp with dimensions 8 feet by 8 feet; AND FURTHER THAT once installed to the set specifications and conditions, the dock shall be accepted by the Municipality of Magnetawan as a donation from the Magnetawan Lions Club; AND FURTHER THAT the following conditions shall be met by the Magnetawan Lions Club: [left blank]. (Carried)

 

9.3. Almaguin Highlands Secondary School: request for donation to Graduation Awards

RESOLUTION  2017-134

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves a donation to the Almaguin Highlands Secondary School Graduation Awards Program in the amount of $100.00. (Carried)

 

9.4. Burk’s Falls and District Food Bank: 2017 Prospective Budget

 

9.5. Ministry of Transportation: Municipal access to collision reporting

RESOLUTION  2017-135

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan authorizes the Clerk-Administrator to register the Municipality of Magnetawan as an Authorized Requestor to access Ministry of Transportation motor vehicle collision reports at a one-time fee of $250.00. (Carried)

 

9.6. POA operations summary

 

9.7. Township of McKellar: resolution re. additional funding for Long Term Care Homes

RESOLUTION  2017-136

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports the attached resolution from the Township of McKellar requesting the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care provide additional funding for municipal Long-Term Care Homes; AND FURTHER THAT this resolution be forwarded to the Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care; Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound-Muskoka; the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA); the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM); the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) and the Township of McKellar. (Carried)

 

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-137

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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, 2017 to April 15, 2017 in the amount of $90,820.89. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2017-138

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 2:20 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: (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to discuss employee performance; being to discuss employee disciplinary proceedings); and (e) litigation or potential litigation (being to receive correspondence re. litigation against the Municipality). (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2017-139

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 2:25 P.M. (Carried)

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

 

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Regular Meeting: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-140

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 2:30 P.M. (Carried)

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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