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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, June 28, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.

 

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

 

Staff in attendance: Clerk-Administrator (C-A), Andrew Farnsworth; Community Development Officer (CDO), Courtney Rizzo.

 

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  2017-188

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, June 28, 2017. (Carried)

3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

None disclosed.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-189

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, June 28, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

5.1. Zoning By-law Amendment – 315 Old Highway Road East, Pt. Lot 6, Con 8, Croft

 

Mayor Dunnett opened the public meeting at 1:05 P.M. under Section 34 of the Planning Act. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information regarding a proposed zoning by-law amendment to zone lands legally described as Part of Lot 6, Concession 8 in the Geographic Township of Croft, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, and municipally known as 315 Old Highway Road East, from the “Rural Exception Four” (RU-4) Zone to the “General Commercial Exception Four” (CG-4) Zone, to recognize an existing service shop for marine and small motor repairs, boat storage, providing sales and service to customers and the existing residential dwelling unit as permitted uses on the subject lands.

No comment had been received by the Municipality regarding the proposed zoning amendment.

The Mayor asked for comment from Council, from the public, and from the Applicant, of which there was none.

The Mayor stated that the By-law would be considered under agenda item 8.1.

The Mayor closed the public meeting at 1:08 P.M.

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

6.1. MaryAnne and Carl Pahapill – Magnetawan 2016 Audit Report

Carl and Andrew Pahapill attended Council to deliver a clean, error-free 2016 Magnetawan Audit Report. The auditors note that Magnetawan is in a healthy financial position with low debt levels, good internal financial practices, and healthy investment in infrastructure.

RESOLUTION  2017-190

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan receives the audit report from Pahapill and Associates Chartered Accountants. (Carried)

6.2. Shirley Bell – purchase of municipal road allowance

Shirley Bell and Brenda Fraser addressed Council regarding an application to purchase municipal road allowance off of Golf Course Road.

RESOLUTION  2017-191

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application for the purchase of Original Road Allowance off of Golf Course Road at Concession 5, Part Lot 1 in the Municipality of Magnetawan, from Shirley Bell, the land owner to the west of the road allowance; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves in principle the sale of Original Road Allowance to Shirley Bell with the following provisions: THAT any other adjacent landowners shall be invited to participate in the purchase of those parts of the specified road allowance which border their lands; THAT the application fee shall be set at $500.00; and THAT the deposit fee shall be set at $2,500.00. (Carried)

 

Council stated that:  a previous request to purchase the same road allowance by the only other adjacent landowner had been denied due to the presence of a hydro easement along the eastern edge of the road allowance;  and that the actual area to be purchased would be determined by the Municipality following completion and examination of the draft survey.

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Public Meeting – Road Closure – between Con 4 and 5, Parts 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Mayor Dunnett asked for comment from the C-A, Council, the Applicant and the public, of which there was none. The Mayor stated that two By-laws to stop up, close and sell the specified sections of road allowance would be considered under agenda items 8.2 and 8.3.

 

7.2. Public Works:

7.2.1. awarding of South Sparks St. resurfacing tender

RESOLUTION  2017-192

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan issued a request for tenders for the re-surfacing of South Sparks Street and received one tender from Duncor Enterprises Inc. in the amount of $54,923.97 including HST; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan awards the tender for the re-surfacing of South Sparks Street to Duncor Enterprises Inc. in the amount of $54,923.97 including HST. (Carried)

 

7.3. Community Development and Recreation:

7.3.1. Community Development Officer Report – June 2017

The CDO presented her monthly report to Council.

The CDO left the meeting.

7.4. Administration:

7.4.1. Summary of Staff Training

The C-A notified Council that staff attending the staff training day received training including the following topics: health and safety policy and awareness; violence and harassment policy and program; code of conduct; Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

7.4.2. Blue-green algae bloom identified in Whalley Lake

7.4.3. Gordon Point Road emergency numbering

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-193

Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application from Craig Fraser to rezone lands legally described as Part of Lot 6, Concession 8 in the Geographic Township of Croft, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, and municipally known as 315 Old Highway Road East; AND WHEREAS Council has given consideration to the comments that have been received in regard to this application; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-32, being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2001-26, as amended, the Zoning By-law for the Corporation of the Municipality of Magnetawan, with respect to lands located at Part of Lot 6, Concession 8 in the Geographic Township of Croft, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, and municipally known as 315 Old Highway Road East.

(Carried)

 

 

 

8.2. RESOLUTION 2017-194

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application from Northern Grey Owl Developments for the purchase of part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 4 and 5, Municipality of Magnetawan, being Part 1 of Plan 42R-20718. AND WHEREAS Council has given consideration to the comments that have been received in regard to this application; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-33, being a By-law to stop up, close and sell part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 4 and 5, Municipality of Magnetawan, being Part 1 of Plan 42R-20718.

(Carried)

 

8.3. RESOLUTION 2017-195

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan has received an application from Susan and Ron Schiedel for the purchase of part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 4 and 5, Municipality of Magnetawan, being Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Plan 42R-20718. AND WHEREAS Council has given consideration to the comments that have been received in regard to this application; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-34, being a By-law to stop up, close and sell part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 4 and 5, Municipality of Magnetawan, being Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Plan 42R-20718. (Carried)

 

8.4. RESOLUTION 2017-196

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-35, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association: resolution re., surplus school property

Council directed the C-A to prepare a supporting resolution for the next meeting of Council.

 

9.2. Town of new Tecumseth: resolution re. Ontario carbon tax identified on utility bills

Council directed the C-A to prepare a supporting resolution for the next meeting of Council.

 

9.3. Township of Lake of Bays: resolution re. reinstatement of tax-exempt portion of local official remuneration.

Council directed the C-A to prepare a supporting resolution for the next meeting of Council.

 

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

Councillor Hetherington addressed Council regarding the large number of dead elm trees along Nipissing Road. Council directed the C-A to have the Public Works Superintendent prepare a memo discussing methods and cost of removal.

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-197

Moved by Councillor Crossman; 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 June 1, 2017 to June 15, 2017 in the amount of $664,437.98. (Carried)

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

RESOLUTION 2017-198

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed session at 3:15 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 discuss a matter related to an identifiable individual); (c) acquisition or disposition of lands (being to discuss the acquisition of lands in the Municipality); (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to discuss employee working relationships);

(f) advice subject to solicitor-client privilege (being to receive legal advice from the municipal solicitor). (Carried)

RESOLUTION 2017-199

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 4:20 P.M. (Carried)

 

The C-A was directed to carry out such directions as were provided by Council during the closed session.

 

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

 

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Special Meeting: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-200

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adjourns this meeting at 4:25 P.M. (Carried)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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