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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday April 5, 2011


Tuesday April 05, 2011

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

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

41342 Morris Road

Tuesday  April 5th  2011            7:00 pm   

Minutes of the Meeting

1)      Call to order:     The meeting was called to order by Mayor Paul Gowing at 7:00 pm with all members in attendance.

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
Jared Cayley                 Community Fire Safety Officer
Heidi McClure               Recorder of the minutes

Others in Attendance: 

Keith Roulston              Citizen Newspaper
Pat Bolen                       Wingham Advance Times 

Ratepayers-  Murray Gordon, Roger Somers, Richard Harris and Vil Jerva were in attendance, in the gallery. 

2)      Agenda:                                                                                                           

The Clerk added a listing to the agenda for consideration, as the items were of an urgent nature. 

Adoption of Agenda:

Motion:  140-2011      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jason Breckenridge

“That the agenda for the meeting of April 5th, 2011 be adopted as amended.”

  Disposition          Carried 

3)  Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:                                                   

No member declared a pecuniary interest, at this time

4)  Minutes:     

Motion:  141-2011      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by John Smuck

“That the minutes of the March 22nd, 2011 Council Meeting, be adopted as circulated.”

Disposition                        Carried

Murray Gordon, Roger Somers, Richard Harris and Vil Jerva arrived at the meeting. 

 

5)  Business from the Minutes

  There was no business from the minutes to be discussed.

6)  Public Budget Meeting: 

6.1  Motion to Enter into a Public Meeting:

Motion:  142-2011        Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie McCallum 

 "That the Council adjourn the regular session and enter into a Public meeting to review  the proposed 2011 budget.”

Disposition      Carried

6.2     Public Meeting to present the 2011 Proposed Budget: 

1.Presentation of the proposed budget:    

Nancy Michie presented a Power Point presentation, explaining the  budget process and proposal.

2.Questions from the floor: 

There were no questions from the floor. 

3.Council comments:

David Baker said he is happy with the budget. 

Jamie McCallum felt the ratepayers should be happy with this budget.

Paul Gowing said he thought the Council and staff did a good job on this budget.

6.3    Reenter Regular Council Session:

Motion:  143-2011      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by John Smuck   

  "That the Council reenter regular session of Council.”

Disposition     Carried

6.4.    Motion:

Motion:  144-2011      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by David Baker  

“That the Council adopt the proposed 2011 budget and instruct the Clerk to prepare a

by-law to adopt the  2011 budget.”

Disposition      Carried

  7)  Accounts                                                         

Motion:   145-2011         Moved by Jason Breckenridge        Seconded by Jamie McCallum   

"That the Accounts dated April 5th, 2011 be approved for payment in the amount of   $ 52,414.56.”

Disposition      Carried

8)  Fire Chief’s Report:                                                                           7:45 pm  

The Fire Chief’s report has been deferred until May 17, 2011.  

Jared Cayley – Morris –Turnberry Community Fire Safety Officer was in attendance for a fire issue update.  

1.  Annual Compliance Report                                             

Motion:  146-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie Heffer 

"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the Annual Compliance Report to be submitted to the Office of Fire Marshall."

Disposition      Carried  

2.  Fire Safety Plans

Motion:  147-2011     Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie McCallum   

"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry receive the Fire Safety Plans for the Morris-Turnberry buildings, as submitted April 5, 2011.” 

Disposition      Carried

9) Business:

9.1 2009 OMPF Reconciliation:                                                  

The Council was advised that an additional $9,200.00 was received for the 2009 OMPF, to offset Police costs.

9.2 North Huron  Elementary School                                         

A letter from Gamsby and Mannerow was received, to review of the Preliminary Storm Water Management report.

9.3  Bluevale Recreation                                                                        

Motion:  148-2011      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by John Smuck

 “That  a recreation grant be approved for the Bluevale Recreation:   $1,000.00  for 2010  and $1,000.00  for 2011.”                                

Disposition      Carried

9.4 Walkerton Clean Water Centre:                             

Standard of Care Seminar:  April 28,2011

Motion:   149-2011       Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck

“That registration for Paul Gowing and Nancy Michie be submitted for the April 28th workshop for Standard of Care in the registration amount of $150.00 each.”

Disposition      Carried

9.5  Part of Kate Street Closure Proposal:

A full report was not available at this time.  This will be deferred to the April 19th meeting.

9.6  Resolution – CAA South Central Ontario and OGRA proposal to have HST gas tax revenue dedicated to transportation infrastructure and maintenance                                                                                    

Motion:  150-2011        Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by David Baker

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry support and endorse the resolution submitted by  the CAA South Central Ontario and OGRA proposal to have HST gas tax revenue dedicated to transportation infrastructure and maintenance.”             

Disposition      Carried

9.7 Coalition for Huron Injury Prevention  

Motion:  151-2011        Moved by David Baker                       Seconded by Jamie McCallum  

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry grant $500.00 to the Coalition for Huron Injury Prevention.”

Disposition      Defeated

9.8  OAFC Municipal Politician Seminar:                          

This will be brought back to the April 19th meeting.  Jason Breckenridge and David Baker are attending a one day session on April 12th and will report back, following that session.

9.9  Letter in response to the Wildlife Discussion Paper:   

Motion:  152-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie Heffer

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry support and endorse the letter in response to the Wildlife Discussion Paper and add the point of 2 c) for crop damage compensation, due to wildlife.”

Disposition      Carried

10)       By-laws:

10.1     Trillium Funding for the Morris-Turnberry History Book 

A letter from Carol Mitchell- MPP was received,   advising the Municipality on the approval of the Trillium Funding.                                                                                                                                                                        

Motion:  153-2011        Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by John Smuck 

" That By-Law No. 21-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to authorize an agreement between the Corporation of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.”

  Disposition      Carried

11) Council Reports:

Paul Gowing:   Paul advised that there was a motion to the County to enact a By-law for County

Council representation, the by-law did not pass, which would of requested  a  Judicial Review, of County council representation.

Paul  went to an Economic Development meeting on March 24th in North Huron, the focus was on Tourism.

Jason Breckenridge:  He has no reports.  The Bluevale Hall furnace is in.

Jamie McCallum:  He attended an Economic Development meeting, the main focus was on Tourism. There are 10 members on the Committee but only 6 were there. 

Jamie Heffer:   No report

David Baker:  He had not attended any other meetings

John Smuck:   There was a Home & Farm Safety meeting but he was unable to attend.  They have new slow moving vehicle signs. 

He is helping at the Seaforth Clean Water Festival.

Neil Warwick:   No report

12)       Items for Information:                                                                      

                                    1.  Green Energy

                                    2.  Emerging Fire Services Issues

                                    3.  Source Protection Plan

                                    4.  Newcomer Champion Award

                                    5.  2011 Federal Budget

 

 

13)  Minutes:                                                                                            

            1.  Wingham & Area Health Professionals Recruitment Committee   

14) Other Business:

1.  Notice of Public Information Meeting – EA Bluevale Storm Drainage and Dreading water News Release

           Council’s reviewed the Notice of the meeting.

2.  Open House for Paul Josling - April 16,2011   2-5 pm   

A notice was presented to the Councilo members  and a copy will be sent out to the previous Council who has sat on the Blyth & District Fire Board.  

3.  Proposal of the Central Huron Recycling    

Motion:  154-2011        Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by John Smuck       

“That the proposal submitted by the Central Huron Recycling Centre be deferred until a letter of comments is received  from the County.”

Disposition      Carried  

Gary Pipe arrived at the meeting at 8:35 pm.

4.  MT Logo in History Book                                                           

Jenny Versteeg has requested to use the MT logo to identify century farms  

Motion:  155-2011        Moved by Jason Breckenridge           Seconded by Jamie McCallum   

"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the use of the Morris-Turnberry log in the History Book to identify century farms.”

Disposition     Carried

5.  Seminar at Blyth Community Centre - Shrinking Budgets and Growing Risks in Parks and Recreation   

Motion:  156-2011         Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by David Baker

“That Deputy Mayor Jason Breckenridge will attend a Seminar at Blyth Community Centre - Shrinking Budgets and Growing Risks in Parks and Recreation  - April 14th/11                                
$99.00  plus HST.”   

Disposition      Carried

15) Public Works Issues:    Gary Pipe – Director of Public Works.

15.1    Morris Landfill – Scope of Work   

Motion:  157-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie Heffer   

" That  the Municipality of Morris –Turnberry defer approval of  the 2011 Morris Landfill Service- Scope of Work,  to the May 3rd meeting, when Kent Hunter from R J Burnside will be asked to attend.”

Disposition      Carried

15.2 Park Maintenance  

Motion:  158-2011         Moved by Jamie Heffer           Seconded by Jamie McCallum

"That  the Municipality of Morris –Turnberry  proceed as follows for grass cutting of the Parks and Cemeteries for 2011:  purchase equipment and have our students cut the grass.”

  Disposition      Carried

15.3 Drain Petition:

Motion:  159-2011         Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Neil Warwick 

"That the Municipality of Morris –Turnberry accept the drainage petition for the

Evans Drain under Section 78 of the Drainage Act and hereby appoint  Bill Dietrich of Dietrich Engineering Limited to prepare a report.”

Disposition      Carried  

16) Curbside Pickup Proposal                                                                             

Nancy Michie presented  the Request of  Proposal (RFP) report and recommendation, for Curbside pickup. Bluewater Recycling presented two other options for an Automated Collection,  by use of Wheelie Bins.

The people in the gallery asked if they could comment.

            The council said yes to take comments from the floor. 

            Vil Jerva said that the large wheelie bin can’t be pushed down the rural laneways. 

            Murray Gordon said he has a long laneway and won’t push the large wheelie bins down his laneway.  

            Roger Somers is opposed to curbside pickup and a large percentage of people were opposed to it and now most people don’t use it and drive to the landfill.

Paul Gowing felt that if Morris-Turnberry stopped the curbside pickup, the Municipality would be going backwards. 

            Vil Jerva thought there should be no rural pickup only urban pickup.

            The council further discussed the matter.

            Francis Veilleux from Bluewater Recycling will be asked to attend the April 19th meeting.

Motion:  160-2011                  Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie Heffer

“That the Curbside Pickup proposal be deferred until the April 19th meeting.”

Disposition     Carried

Murray Gordon, Roger Somers and Richard Harris left the meeting at 9:40 pm. 

14)  Other Business continued:

6.  Report for Retirement for Bill Kieffer

A retirement gift was discussed and a lunch will be held on his last day of work April 28/11. 

7.  There was no other business to present.

Gary Pipe left the meeting at 10:05 pm. 

17) Additions to the agenda for the next meeting:

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

18)  By-law 20 - 2011    Confirming by-law  

Motion:  161-2011     Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by John Smuck  

"That By-law No. 20 -2011 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 March 22, 2011."

     Disposition      Carried

19)  Adjournment:

  Motion:  162-2011    Moved by David Baker                       Seconded by Jamie Heffer

"That the meeting be adjourned at 10:05 pm. and this is deemed to be 2 to 4 hour meeting."

     Disposition      Carried

                                                                                                                       

                                                                        Mayor, Paul Gowing

 

 

                                                                                                                       

                                                                        Clerk, Nancy Michie