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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday July 24, 2012


Tuesday July 24, 2012

"ANY MINUTES POSTED BEFORE APPROVED BY COUNCIL ARE ONLY DRAFT MINUTES!!!"

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY
COUNCIL CHAMBERS
41342 Morris Road
Tuesday  July 24,  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
Steve Fortier                  Chief Building Official
Carol Leeming               Planner


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

Levi Weber, Emanuel Martin,  Lynne Armstrong  were in the gallery.

2) Agenda:
A listing from the Clerk was added to the agenda for consideration, as the items were of an urgent nature.
Also Item 10.2 Email from John Alati – Solicitor for the appeal to the OMB and Item 10.5 Letter from Lynne Armstrong.

Adoption of Agenda:
Motion:  307-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge            Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the agenda for the meeting of  July 24th, 2012 be adopted as amended.”
Disposition                       Carried

Carol Leeming arrived at the meeting.

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

4) Minutes:
Motion:  308-2012       Moved by John Smuck                       Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the minutes of the July 10th, 2012 Council Meeting, be adopted as circulated.”
Disposition                       Carried

5) Business from the Minutes
There was no other business from the minutes to be discussed.

 

6) Accounts
Motion:  309-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Dave Baker
"That the Accounts dated July 24th, 2012 be approved for payment in the amount of              
 $ 75,427.72.”
Disposition      Carried

7) Deputation:                                                                                         7:40 pm
Consent Application

  • Levi Weber and Emanuel Martin were in attendance.
  • Jason Hugill – property owner was not in attendance.
  • Con 5 Lot 1 Turnberry Ward
  • Planning Concern due to 17% deficiency in the MDS
  • Carol Leeming- Planner presented a planning report.
  • A planning report was presented. The concern is that the proposed lot would be approximately 20% deficient from the neighbouring barn.
  • Levi Weber proposes to sever 4 acres of farm land that is not easily farmed by the landowner and 1-2 acres where the house is located.
  • The County is currently reviewing this policy. The new County Official plan is currently under appeal. In the new County plan, if Morris-Turnberry includes this policy, a barn with less than 
  • 100 nutrient units , will not be considered in the MDS.
  • Levi Weber and Emanuel Martin were asked is they want to wait for the plan or do they wish to proceed now.
  • The Council said the 4 acres plus the house will be 6 acres. The property would be rezoned, and
  • limited to a maximum of 4 nutrient units.
  • Levi Weber asked if the Council will support this.
  • The Council has no problem with this. The MDS is minor, 4 acres is marginal.
  • The land will be used for gardening and the shed is for buggy horses used for transportation.

Motion:  310-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry support the submission of the consent application for  Concession 5 Lot 1 Turnberry Ward.”
Disposition      Carried

Levi Weber and Emanuel Martin left the meeting at 8:00 pm.

8) Planning:

8.1 Consent application:                                                                     8:00 pm
Subject:     Fear Family Farms Ltd – Landowner

Carol Leeming - Huron County Planner
Wayne Fear and Paul Fear were in attendance.

  • Carol Leeming presented the planning report, recommending approval of the project.
  • This is a surplus residence. The MDS is met with this application.
  • The farm parcel, requires a farm entrance and an entrance permit.
  • The applicant has no comments.

George Underwood arrived at the meeting at 8:05 pm.

Motion:  311-2012    Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry  recommend consent for File # B28/2012 with the conditions as noted on the planning report and that a permit for a
farm entrance be applied for.”
Disposition      Carried

Wayne Fear and Paul Fear left the meeting at 8:10 pm.

8.2 Update from the Planner:
Carol Leeming updated the Council on the following projects.

1.  Zoning By-law – the  text has been completed and now the  mapping is being prepared. This will be presented to the Council this year.  Three municipalities Bluewater, South Huron and Morris-Turnberry Zoning By-laws have By-laws to be completed.

2.  Comprehensive Review – is a review of  undeveloped lands.  A student will go out in the next few weeks to review the mapping.  The report will be presented to the Council in August or September.

3.  Inquiries – there are several applications and  pre-consultation meetings. The Council asked if the costs are being covered.     Carol Leeming stated that when
    someone makes an application,    the costs are included in the application.

4.  Wingham Airport – Carol Leeming has received inquiries with North Huron to discuss the future of the airport property.  A meeting has been held with them,   as landowners. 
    This requires a comprehensive review.   The Council had no questions at this time but may have questions when the report comes.

5.  Business Retention Plan:   On August 14th ,   there will be a presentation of a Business Retention Plan,  by Douglas Barill.  The goal is to prepare a report with all municipalities.Carol Leeming left the meeting at 8:20 pm.

9)  Building Report:
Steve Fortier presented the June monthly report. The Confidential Report was handed out at the meeting for the council’s information.

1. Building Report:                                                                                      8:20 pm
Motion:  312-2012      Moved by John Smuck                       Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry receive the Building Report for June, 2012, as submitted July 24, 2012.”
Disposition      Carried

Steve Fortier left the meeting at 8:25 pm.

10) Business

10.1 Resolutions:

Motion: 313-2012       Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the following resolution be supported and endorsed: Town of Tillsonburg – Business Tax Capping Reform.”
Disposition      Carried

10.2 OMB   Hearing of a Motion to Dispense with a public hearing

  • The OMB appeal has been withdrawn and therefore the hearing has been cancelled.
  • An Email from John Alati, Legal Counsel, was presented, for Council’s information.
  • The Council asked that the costs for the appeal be discussed in Closed Session at the next meeting.

 

10.3 Huron Manufacturing Association Sponsorship
2012 date is November 15, 2012.

Motion:  314-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the silver sponsor for the Huron Manufacturing Association in 2012, with the donation of $1,000.00.”
Disposition      Carried

10.4 CIBC Service Fees Arrangement

Motion:  315-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie McCallum
" That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the Service Fee  agreement with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, effective for the period of August 1, 2012 for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

10.5 Fire Issues:
1. North Huron Fire Budget
The original and revised budgets were presented for review.  The detailed fire budget from North Huron has not been received, to date.

2.  Public Comment letter to be mailed to the property owners of Morris-Turnberry
Motion:  316-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie Heffer
"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry defer the discussion of the circulation of the mailing of the comment letter in regards to the options for Fire Service, for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

3.  Lynne Armstrong – Letter regarding Fire Issues
A Letter submitted by Lynne Armstrong,   was reviewed by the Council.

Motion:  317-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry reviewed  the letter from Lynne Armstrong, titled-  ‘Open letter to Morris-Turnberry Council Members’,  received July 23, 2012.”
Disposition      Carried

10.6 Brussels 140th Homecoming
A Flyer was given to the Council, for information.
Jason Breckenridge, Dave Baker, Nancy Michie and Neil Warwick will ride on the horse drawn float.
Mayor Paul Gowing will ride in a convertible, with the Mayor sign’s on the car.

10.7  Deep geological repository project

10.7 .1 :  A Letterfrom George Underwood, dated July 20,2012,   was reviewed by the Council. George Underwood was in attendance.

Mayor Paul Gowing said this is only a fact finding step.  Two Council members are invited to a Conference is October 1 & 2, to obtain further information.        It is the Council’s
job to be informed.  Stage 2 is a review, to see  if this municipality is suitable. There is no cost to the municipality.  He said it is no harm to go to that stage.  There will be lengthy public
meetings if the project proceeds. George Underwood said that Council members  are being bought on this issue.  He wants them to think about it, before proceeding.George Underwood thanked the Council for the sign in the Turnberry Park.

10.7   2.   Report  for Council’s review

The Council reviewed a report,  dated July 19,2012,    on the project and proceedings.

Motion:  318-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Dave Baker
“ Therefore be it resolved, that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry does not wish to proceed  withthe NWMO  initial screening of the community  or step two of the process,  and that this file be closed.”
Disposition      Carried.

Jason Breckenridge requested a recorded vote:

Motion:  319-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Dave Baker
“Therefore be it resolved, that the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry does not wish to proceed with  the NWMO  initial screening of the community  or step two of the process,  
and that this file be closed.”

The Clerk called a random vote:

Jamie McCallum          Yea
                                    Neil Warwick               Yea
                                    Jason Breckenridge      Yea
Jamie Heffer                Nay
                                    Paul Gowing                Nay
                                    David Baker                Yea
                                    John Smuck                 Nay

Disposition      Carried

George Underwood left the meeting at 9:30 pm.

10. 7  2.  News Release:

Motion:  320-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry file the News Release in regards to the Tour of the Western Waste Management Facility .
Disposition      Carried

10.8  Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Lower Town Flood Mapping
MVCA mapping for Lower Town was presented to the Council for information.

 

10.9  Construction of Sewage Works  for Turnberry Estates
An explanation of the project process was presented to the council and filed.

Lynne Armstrong left the meeting at 9:40 pm.

10.10 Accessibility Browse Aloud:
The Council suggested the staff  try to find some other kind of format or look into upgrading the website costs, prior to implementing the Browse Aloud, at this time.

10.11 Services for Green’s Meat Market:

Motion:  321-2012      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by John Smuck
"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the request from Green’s Meat Market to connect to the  North Huron water and sewer services; and that applicable
agreements be drawn   .”
Disposition      Carried

Break:
The Council took a short break at 9:45 pm.

The Council returned to the meeting at 9:50 pm.

10.12  Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund in Ontario

Motion:  322-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie McCallum
"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the recommendation to apply for the CIIF Funding in the amount of $444,675.00 for Clyde Line Reconstruction
and Improvement Project; and to engage B.M. Ross to prepare the application at the estimated cost of $1500.00  - $2,000.00; and that the application be submitted to the FedDev Ontario Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund..”
Disposition      Carried

10.13   Morris Landfill
A report was received by the Council,   from Gary Pipe to update the Council on the status of the upgrades at the Morris Landfill.

11) By-Laws:

11.1 By-law to implement a Automated Collection/   Solid waste management program

Motion:  323-2012      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
"That By-Law No.50-2012 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to implement a solid waste management program with waste reduction initiatives,
in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

11.2 By-law to adopt the Connection Regulation for the Belgrave Water System
Motion:  324-2012      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
"That By-Law No.52-2012 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to adopt the Connection Regulation for the Belgrave  Water System, in the
Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

11.3   By-law - Entrance Agreement for Michael and Rachel Bernard/
Carmen  and Mary Bernard

Motion:  325-2012      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Neil Warwick
" That By-Law No.53-2012 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to adopt the entrance agreement for Michael and Rachel Bernard and
Carmen and Mary Bernard,     in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

12) Council Reports:

Jason Breckenridge:
MVCA meeting was cancelled.  He missed the History Book meeting.

Jamie McCallum:
He attended the Breckenridge Municipal Drain meeting.

Jamie Heffer:   No report

David Baker:   No report

John Smuck:   No report

Neil Warwick:   No report

Paul Gowing:   No report

13) Items for Information:
1.  Thank you – Bill Doig
2.  Thank you – Turnberry Central Public School
3.  Ontario Provincial Police – Seminar Sept 12 - 13, Toronto
4.  Forum for Young Canadians – November 4 - 9
5.  Notice of application of consent for severance – Township of Howick
6.  Notice of application of consent for severance – Township of Howick
7.  Notice of application of consent for severance – Township of Howick
8.  Water Canada – Can municipal councillors be personally liable for drinking water?
9.  Request for Municipal Drainage Repairs – Con C Pt Lots 6 & 7
10. Request for Municipal Drainage Repairs – Concession 8 Spt Lot 6
11. Health Canada wind turbine noise and health study
12. Huron County Health Unit – 2011 Annual Report
13. Thank you - Blyth Public School
14. Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority- Evening Conservation Tours
15.United Way, Perth-Huron Annual Kick-Off Luncheon – Friday, Sept 21st, Stratford
16. Brussels 151th Fall Fair – September 17 & 18, 2012  Paul Gowng was invited to the Ambassador Competition.
17.  Drinking Water Source Protection – Proposed Source Protection Plans

14) Minutes
1.  History Book Committee Minutes- July 18,2012

15)  Other Business:.
1.    Blyth Theatre Municipal Night - $20.00 a ticket.  Mayor Gowing will purchase 2 tickets for the show.

2.    There was no other business to present.

16) Additions to the agenda for the next meeting:
1.   said the agendas are too large.   We need to do improvements on the size of the email accounts.

2.  There was no other business to add to the agenda for the next or any following meeting.

17) Closed Session:

1.  Negotiations for Fire Service-   under Section 239 (2) (b)   Confidential matters concerning identifiable individuals
2.  Belgrave Water System – Concerning Identifiable individuals

1.1  Enter into Closed Session:                                                        10:30 pm
Motion:  326-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Dave Baker
“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 individuals ;   ”
Disposition      Carried

Keith Roulston and Jackie Riggs left the meeting.

1.2 Adjourn the Closed Session:                                                   11:05 pm
Motion:  327-2012      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.”
Disposition      Carried

1.3 Report to the Public from Closed Session.
The Council discussed identifiable individuals.

18) By-law 51 - 2012    Confirming by-law

Motion:  328-2012       Moved by Jamie McCallum    Seconded by Dave Baker
"That By-law No. 51-2012 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 July 24, 2012."
Disposition      Carried

19) Adjournment:

Motion:  329-2012      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie McCallum
"That the meeting be adjourned at 11:05 pm. and this is deemed to be a 2 – 4 hour meeting."
Disposition      Carried

                                                                                                                                                               Mayor, Paul Gowing
                                                                                                                                                                Clerk, Nancy Michie