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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday May 1, 2012


Tuesday May 01, 2012

"ANY MINUTES POSTED BEFORE APPROVED BY COUNCIL ARE ONLY DRAFT MINUTES!!!"
MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
41342 Morris Road
Tuesday  May 1,  2012 7:30 pm
Minutes of the Meeting

1) Call to order:  The meeting was called to order by Mayor Paul Gowing at 7:30 pm with all members in attendance for the call to order.

Council in Attendance:
Paul Gowing 
Jason Breckenridge
David Baker
Jamie Heffer                            
Jamie McCallum                      
John Smuck
Neil Warwick


Staff in Attendance:
Nancy Michie                Administrator Clerk Treasurer
Gary Pipe                      Director of Public Works

Others in Attendance:
Keith Roulston              The Blyth/Brussels Citizen
Jackie Riggs                  The Wingham Advance Times

2)Agenda:
A listing from the Clerk was added to the agenda for consideration, as the items were of an urgent nature.
Neil Warwick requested an additional Closed Session with Gary Pipe in attendance, concerning discussion on an account, concerning an identifiable individual.

Adoption of Agenda:
Motion:  194-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the agenda for the meeting of May 1st, 2012 be adopted as amended.”
Disposition                       Carried

3) Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:
No member declared a pecuniary interest, at this time.

4) Minutes:

Motion:  195-2012       Moved by John Smuck                       Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the minutes of the April 17th & 19th, 2012 Council Meetings, be adopted as circulated .”
Disposition                  Carried

5) Business from the Minutes
At the April 19, 2012 Lane Closure meeting the costs in accounts go to Lane Closure.
It was suggested that when people are speaking they should stand up to the microphone and state their name.
There was no other business from the minutes to be discussed.
6) Closed Session:
1.  Road Account:

1.1  Enter into Closed Session:                                            7:35 pm
Motion:  196-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Neil Warwick
“That the Council adjourn the Public Session of Council and enter into a Closed to the Public Session, at 7:35 pm,    for a matter pursuant to the Municipal Act, Section 239 (2)   
(b)   confidential matter concerning an identifiable individual and Gary Pipe and Nancy Michie remain at the meeting. ”
Disposition      Carried

Keith Roulston and Jackie Riggs left the meeting.

1.2   Adjourn the Closed Session:
Motion:  197-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Council adjourn the Closed to the public session and re-enter regular open session of council at 7:40 pm.”
Disposition      Carried

Report to the Public from Closed Session.
The Council discussed an item of identifiableindividual.

Keith Roulston and Jackie Riggs returned to the meeting.

7) Accounts
Motion:  198-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie Heffer
"That the Accounts dated May 1, 2012 be approved for payment in the amount of  $ 79,697.25.”
Disposition      Carried

8)  8.1 Automated Collection & Cost recovery Report
A report was presented to the council and reviewed by the council for automated collection.
The council would like the following amendments:
That the default size of bin forUrban is Small $120  Medium $160.
That the default size for the Rural is  Medium $120.
Each property  will receive a recycling bin at No charge.
People can return bag tags at cost.
A flyer should go out showing a cost comparison breakdown.

Motion:  199-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry accept the Automated Collection report and
Cost Recovery Report dated May 1, 2012 as amended, for the default bin and ”
Disposition      Carried

Alan Willits arrived at the meeting at 8:25pm.

9) Business:

9.1 Generator – Bluevale Hall
Action on Generator – Bluevale Hall
JEPP 2012-2013 - Emergency Generator project proposal is ineligible for funding.
It is not the answer to remove the generator from the hall.
Options were considered for improvement to the generator at the Bluevale Hall.
Gary Pipe will look into this and report back.

9.2 Road Tour
The Road tour was to be on May 5th.  The Council will defer the road tour,  until fall and review the 2012 work and items for the draft of the 2013 budget.

Motion:  200-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Council postpone the road tour to the fall, 2012.”
Disposition      Carried

Gary Pipe left the meeting at 8:30 pm.

9.3 Resolutions

Motion:  201-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the following resolution be supported and endorsed: Municipality of Clarington – Slots at Racetracks and the following resolution be filed: Oxford County – Moratorium on future landfill construction.”
Disposition      Carried

9.4    Emergency Preparedness Week
May 6 -12, 2012

Motion:  202-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry officially proclaim May 6 – 12, 2012,  as Emergency Preparedness Week.”
Disposition      Carried

9.5  Nursing Week
May 6 – 12, 2012

Motion:  203-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry officially proclaim May 6 – 12, 2012 ,  as Nursing Week.”
Disposition      Carried

9.6       Grants:
Grant requests from Huron Arts and Heritage Networks $250.00
Wingham Golf and Curling Club - Sponsorship        $250.00

Motion:  204-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve a grant for the: Huron Arts and Heritage Networksin the amount of $250.00 Wingham Golf and Curling Club - Sponsorship in the amount of $250.00.”
Disposition      Defeated

Motion:  205-2012      Moved by Dave Baker                         Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve a grant for the: Huron Arts and Heritage Networksin the amount of $100.00 Wingham Golf and Curling Club - Sponsorship in the amount of $100.00.”
Disposition      Defeated

Motion:  206-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve a grant for the: Huron Arts and Heritage Networksin the amount of $250.00.”
Disposition      Carried

 

Motion:  207-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry file the grant request from the Wingham Golf   and Curling Club - Sponsorship.”
Disposition      Carried

9.7   Fire Hydrant 40550B Amberley Road Increase in Estimate

Motion:  208-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry amend the Fire Hydrant Development agreement, as approved by By-law 31-2012,   with  the increased estimate of the fire hydrant on 40550B Amberley Road amended from $3,500 - $4,000 to $4,500 - $5,000.”
Disposition      Carried

9.8    Notice for Public Fire Meeting- May 24, 2012
This will be deferred until after the Closed Session.

9.9  Huron Bruce Transit
Charity Registration has been revoked.  The funds will go to One Care.

10)  By-laws:

10.1 By-Law to appoint Acting Fire Chief

Motion:  209-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie Heffer
"That By-Law No.35-2012 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to appoint Acting Fire Chief for the North Huron Fire Department for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry, for fire suppression services.”
Disposition      Carried

11) Council Reports:

Jason Breckenridge:  No report
The MVCA Minutes are available in the agenda package. If any questions, please contact Jason Breckenridge.

Jamie McCallum:
He attended a Municipal Officers Meeting in Lucknow.  There was a report from Goderich about the tornado, April 27,2012.

Jamie Heffer:
He attended the memorial service for John Black,  April 28, 2012.

David Baker:
He attended a Municipal Officers meeting.  It was a good meeting and lunch, April 27,2012.

John Smuck:   No report

Neil Warwick:   No report.

Paul Gowing:
He attended a Lane Closure meeting on April 19th.  It was a good meeting.
On April 20th he attended a Strategic Planning meeting at the County.  A county wide fire service received very little support to proceed.
On April 25th he attended with Gary Pipe and Stu Moffat a Huron County Road Superintendents  meeting.  It was an informative day.  Gary Pipe is the new vice chair.
On April 27th he attended a Municipal Officers meeting.
He marched in the service for John Black on April 28th.
On April 30th he and Nancy Michie met with Huron East to discuss the Fire Agreement.
Jason Breckenridge thinks that Huron East should attend a Council meeting, on the matter.
Paul Gowing advised that he will relay any information.

12) Items for Information:
1.  Large Item Pickup – May 11& 14, 2012
2.  Spring Yard Waste Collection - May 3 & 10, 2012
3.  South West LHIN – common benefits insurance carriers

13) Minutes
1.  Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

14) Other Business:
1.   Reminder of the meeting May 2nd at Mildmay
Proposed Source Protection Plan for the Grey Sauble and Saugeen Conservation   area.
Nancy Michie and Steve Fortier are planning to attend.

2. Alan Willits   9 pm
Install Solar array on the untraveled road allowance.
Alan Willits has 3 solar constraint projects.  He can move them to where he can get a connection. 
In front of his property he has two sets of power lines and can get a connection on a 44 volt line and can’t on others.  The one on Huron-Bruce Road will have to be relocated.  If he brings it to his property he is only allowed one per lot.  He would like to place it on the road allowance. 
Hydro One  have given approval for a connection,  subject to site assessment.  He would have one on the farm and one on the untraveled road allowance.  It will be cemented in and the base will be 32” tall on drainage stone.  His father has been using the property since 1943.
He realizes this would set a precedent and is willing to pay a fee.
Alan Willits was advised that his property has the  potential for a natural severance, however, he must approach a lawyer, as this is a legal process.
Paul Gowing asked the Council on their thoughts on leasing.
Alan Willits is thinking about a 20 year lease.
Neil Warwick said the other neighbours might want to do the same.  The council was not interested in a lease.

Alan Willits left the meeting at 9:18 pm.

3. There was no other business to present.

15)  Additions to the agenda for the next meeting:
1.  There was no other business to add to the agenda for the next or any following meeting.

Break:
The Council took a short break at 9:20 pm.

Keith Roulston and Jackie Riggs left the meeting at 9:20 pm.

The Council  returned to the meeting at 9:25 pm.

16) Closed Session:

1.  OMB appeal-   Legal information from solicitor concerning the OMB appeal for the Belgrave property for a fire hall.
2.  Planning for the public meeting -  May 24th   -  discussion on identifiable individuals
3.  Options for fire service-     further confidential options
4.  Payment of grants - discussion on identifiable individuals- John Smuck request
5.  Letter of complaint  -  animal control issues
6.  Affidavit for Legal action against a house in Belgrave
7.  Summer Student Report
8.  Nuclear Waste briefing and site tour
9.  Vacancy Rebate

1.1  Enter into Closed Session:                                            9:25 pm
Motion:  210-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Council adjourn the Public Session of Council and enter into a Closed to the Public Session for a matter pursuant to the Municipal Act, Section 239 (2)   (b)   confidential matter
concerning an identifiable individual;  (e)  litigation or potential litigation;   ”
Disposition      Carried

1.2   Adjourn the Closed Session:                                       10:40 pm
Motion:  211-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Council adjourn the Closed to the public session and re-enter regular open session of council.”
Disposition      Carried

Jackie Riggs returned to the meeting.

1.3  Report to the Public from Closed Session.
Council discussed issues of legal information; Identifiable Individuals and property.

17)  1.   Summer Student Report

Motion:  212-2012      Moved by Dave Baker                         Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the summer student hiring report.”
Disposition      Carried

2.  Item   9.8    Notice for Public Fire Meeting- May 24, 2012

Motion:  213-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the Public Fire meeting notice to be circulated.”
Disposition      Carried

18)  By-law 36 - 2012    Confirming by-law
Motion:  214-2012      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Neil Warwick
"That By-law No.36 -2012 be passed as given first, second, third and final readings, being a by-law to Confirm the actions of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry for the meeting May 1, 2012."
Disposition      Carried

19)  Adjournment:

Motion:  215-2012     Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Neil Warwick
"That the meeting be adjourned at 10:45 pm. and this is deemed to be a  2 – 4 hour meeting."
Disposition      Carried

                                                                                                                                                                       Mayor, Paul Gowing  
                                                                                                                                                                   Clerk, Nancy Michie