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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, November 8, 2017 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; Deputy Clerk (DC), Nicole Fraser; and Fire Chief (FC), Dean Butticci.

 

1. CALL TO ORDER

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

2. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA

RESOLUTION  2017-315

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; 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, November 8, 2017 with the detail under the following item removed, as it was incorrectly left on the agenda from the October 25 meeting: 13.  CLOSED SESSION

In accordance with Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, Council shall proceed into Closed Session in order to address matters pertaining to: (d) labour relations or employee negotiations (being to receive a report from the HR consultant; being to discuss employee compensation; being to discuss staffing requirements). (Carried)

  1. 3. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST
    Councillor John Hetherington disclosed an interest in relation to agenda item 7.4.1 regarding discussion of his personal property.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES

RESOLUTION  2017-316

Moved by Councillor Crossman; 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, October 25, 2017. (Carried)

5. PUBLIC MEETING PURSUANT TO THE PLANNING ACT

None

 

6. PRESENTATIONS

None

7. REPORTS FROM MUNICIPAL BOARDS, COMMITTEES, AND OFFICIALS

7.1. Public Works:

7.1.1. Disposal of 2012 International Tandem with Viking plough and wing
RESOLUTION 2017-317
Moved by Councillor Brunton ; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
WHEREAS the Municipality of Magnetawan issued a request for bids for the disposal of a

2012 International tandem with Viking plough and wing, and received bids from: R&R Logging, in the amount of $2,500.00; Youthdale Treatment Centres, in the amount of $21,000.00; and Randy Robichaud, in the amount of $5,600.00. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts the bid for the 2012 International tandem with Viking plough and wing to Youthdale Treatment Centres in the amount of $21,000.00. (Carried)

7.2. Fire/Emergency Management:

7.2.1. Discussion of Emergency Management Plan and training
Council directed the FC to plan the Emergency Management Training for Dec 8th, 2017 in Magnetawan at 9:00 AM.

7.2.2. Dates for tour of McKellar fire hall

Council directed the FC to organize the tour for Friday December 1st 2017. Council directed the C-A to send out an e-mail/phone reminder to Council to confirm the emergency training and the fire hall tour dates.

 

7.3. Community Development:

7.3.1. Request to host the Dimestore Fisherman television show
Council directed the C-A to decline the offer to host the television show in 2018.

7.3.2. Regional Economic Development discussion
RESOLUTION 2017-318
Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan moves to a closed session at 1:30 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 individuals and staff related to the regional economic development initiative).
(Carried)

RESOLUTION  2017-319
Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan returns to open session at 1:50P.M.
(Carried)

 

7.4. Administration

 

Councillor Hetherington left the Council chambers.

7.4.1. John Hetherington: gift of land and purchase of road allowance, Bothams Rd.


Council directed the C-A to explain to the applicant the process to purchase the sections of unopened road allowance between his properties on Bothams Rd and to request additional information regarding the nature of the application.

RESOLUTION  2017-320

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Gray:
WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan has jurisdiction over the public highway known as Bothams Road in the former Geographic Township of Spence, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan; AND WHEREAS  the Municipality does not have paper title to all of the lands upon which Bothams Road is located; AND WHEREAS  John Hetherington, owner of Con 10, Lot 16, including the lands beneath Bothams Road (hereinafter referred to as “the Lands”), has expressed interest in gifting the Lands to the Municipality; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan accepts in principle the gift of the Lands from Mr. Hetherington; AND FURTHER THAT Mr. Hetherington shall pay the Municipality’s costs to effect the transfer of land and shall provide the Municipality with a $1,000.00 deposit and cost acknowledgement agreement for same.
(Carried)

 

Councillor Hetherington returned to the Council chambers.

 

7.4.2. Update on 4855 Highway 520 Building
Council directed the C-A to get quotes from a third company to pump the oil from the existing oil tanks.

 

Don Fleming consent
RESOLUTION 2017-321
Moved by Councillor Gray; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:
WHEREAS  the Municipality of Magnetawan has received a request to support an application for consent for a severance and an easement over lands located at Pt. Block A, Plan M40, Parcels 25053 and 8753, Geographic Township of Croft, now in the Municipality of Magnetawan, and known locally as 338 Cedar Croft Road, hereinafter referred to as “the Lands”; AND WHEREAS  the Municipal planning consultant has provided a memo in support of the application with the condition that the lands be rezoned, as the proposed severed and retained lots do not meet the minimum lot size or minimum required frontage; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT  the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan supports in principle the consent application for the Lands, including an easement for access to the lands, subject to the following conditions: 1. That the severed and retained portions be rezoned to comply with Zoning By-law 2001-26; 2. Payment of applicable fees under By-laws 2011-11 and 2011-16 and User Fees By-law 2009-29; and 3. Compliance with all conditions set by the Central Almaguin Planning Board. (Carried).

 

7.4.3. Review of Community Centre Designs

Council directed the C-A to get a price on getting a quote from FAD architects to make the upstairs of the Municipal Office usable for storage purposes.

 

7.5. Committee and Board Minutes

RESOLUTION  2017-322

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Brunton:
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts the following Committee and Board minutes: the October 18th, 2017 meeting of the Central Almaguin Planning Board.
(Carried)

 

  1. 8. BY-LAWS

8.1. RESOLUTION 2017-323

Moved by Councillor Hetherington; Seconded by Councillor Gray:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan adopts By-law 2017-52, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at the regular meeting of October 25, 2017. (Carried)

 

9. CORRESPONDENCE

9.1. Ministry of Finance: information on the legalization of cannabis

9.2. NOMA/FONOM: Activists 10 years behind the current state of science on woodland caribou

9.3. Environmental Commissioner of Ontario: Algae Everywhere

 

  1. 10. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. 11. ADDENDUM

  1. 12. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PAYMENT APPROVAL

RESOLUTION 2017-324

Moved by Councillor Crossman; Seconded by Councillor Hetherington:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Municipality of Magnetawan approves for payment the Accounts Payable and Payroll for the period October 16, 2017 to October 31, 2017 in the amount of $122,150.91. (Carried)

 

  1. 13. CLOSED SESSION

 

  1. 14. QUESTION PERIOD FROM THE PUBLIC

 

  1. 15. NEXT MEETING OF COUNCIL

Regular Meeting: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M., Magnetawan Community Centre.

 

  1. 16. ADJOURNMENT

RESOLUTION 2017-325

Moved by Councillor Brunton; Seconded by Councillor Crossman:

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

 

 

 

 

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Sam Dunnett, Mayor                                                                          Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew Farnsworth, Clerk-Administrator                                                     Date

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