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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday December 20, 2011


Tuesday December 20, 2011

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

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

41342 Morris Road

Tuesday December 20th    2011    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
Gary Pipe                      Director of Public Works
James Marshall              Community Fire Safety Officer

Others in Attendance:

Keith Roulston              The Blyth/Brussels Citizen
Jackie Riggs                 The Wingham Advance Times

2) Agenda:

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

Adoption of Agenda:

Motion:  535-2011      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie McCallum

“That the agenda for the meeting of December 20th, 2011 be adopted as amended.”

Disposition                        Carried

3)  Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:

Jason Breckenridge declared a pecuniary interest for Item # 13.2 - Breckenridge Municipal Drain, since he is related to the landowner.

No other member declared a pecuniary interest, at this time.

4)  Minutes:

Motion:  536-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Neil Warwick

“That the minutes of the December 6th, 2011 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:  537-2011      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by John Smuck

"That the Accounts dated December 20th, 2011 be approved for payment in the amount of  $ 346,593.44.”

Disposition      Carried

7)  Deputation                                                                                          7:40 pm

United Way Perth-Huron

Ryan Erb and Lisa Wildpresented an overview of the United Way Perth-Huron and made a
request for support in the amount of $500.00 for the campaign and $500.00 for Social Research
and Planning Council.

The Council thanked them for coming in and will consider the request at budget time.

Ryan Erb and Lisa Wild left the meeting.

8) Deputation:                                                                                         8:00 pm

Potential Consent Application:

Patricia Jamieson, Elizabeth Jamieson and Glen Warwick, were in attendance.

They are giving consideration to a consent request to sever the residence from the farm     
parcel at the Npt of Lots 37, 38 Concession 1, Morris.

Motion:  538-2011      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by John Smuck

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry support the submission of a  
consent application for Patricia Jamieson Con 1 Npt Lot 37 Npt Lot 38, Morris.”

Disposition      Carried

Pat Jamieson, Elizabeth Jamieson and Glen Warwick left the meeting at 8:15 pm.

9)  Fire Report by James Marshall – Community Fire Safety Officer   8:15 pm

A public awareness report was presented, as a proposal for 2012.

1.  Public Awareness Report

Motion:  539-2011      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie Heffer

"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry adopt the 2012 Fire Public  
Awareness report, as submitted by James Marshall – Community Fire Safety Officer.”

Disposition      Carried

Gary Pipe arrived at the meeting at 8:20 pm.

2.  North Huron Fire Report

The Report was reviewed, for Council’s information.

James Marshall left the meeting at 8:30 pm.

Break:

The council took a short break at 8:35 pm.

10) Public Works Report:          Gary Pipe                                                         8:35 pm

1.  2012 Calcium Tender Extension

Motion:  540-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie McCallum

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the quotation from

Da Lee Dust Control for 2012, in the amount of $0.176 per litre.”

Disposition      Carried

Steve Fortier arrived at the meeting at 8:40 pm.

2.  North Street Roadwork Cost Estimate

Motion:  541-2011    Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie Heffer

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the Morris-Turnberry cost estimate, as prepared by B M Ross and Associates, in the amount of $ 41,863.79, for the North Street reconstruction, for 2012.”

Disposition      Carried

3.  Financial Statement

A report was reviewed, for Council’s information.

4.  Morris Landfill Update - R J Burnside and Associates

A report of the December 5, 2011 meeting with R J Burnside and the MOE was reviewed by the Council.

Paul Gowing, Dave Baker and John Smuck attended the December 5th meeting, as Council   representatives.

5.  Employment Landfill Site

A report was received that Dave Marks has resigned from his position at the Landfill Site.

6.  Other Business

There was no other business to discuss.

7.  Road Report:

Motion:  542-2011    Moved by David Baker                       Seconded by Jason Breckenridge

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry receive the Road Report, as  
submitted December 20, 2011.”

Disposition      Carried

11) Building Report:                                                                                 8:50 pm

Steve Fortier presented a monthly report.

The Confidential Report was handed out at the meeting.

Motion:  543-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie McCallum

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry receive the Building Report for October and November, 2011, as submitted December 20, 2011.”

Disposition      Carried

12) Business

12.1  Municipal Alcohol Policy Suggested Changes

Motion:  544-2011      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Jason Breckenridge

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the change to the

Municipal Alcohol Policy of ‘Required ratio of event workers’; amend Page 8, 25 to 50  participants  from 1 to 0 floor supervisors and 51 to 25 participants from 0 to 1floor  supervisors.”

Disposition      Carried

12.2   St. Columban Wind Project

Public meetings will be held on January 25th and 26th.  Paul Gowing will attend.

12.3  Meeting with North Huron

North Huron wishes to meet Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 5:30 to discuss the following items:  Cemeteries, Water, Recreation, Airport, Fire, Economic Development and working together.

The Council wish to receive a package to review regarding these issues for the January 10th meeting and will then make a decision if the proposed date is acceptable.

12.4     WSIB Rates for 2012

A Report was reviewed, for Council’s information.

There is a 15% increase in the premium for 2012.

12.5  Financial Statement

An up-to-date report was reviewed, for Council’s information.

13) By-Laws:

13.1 By-law to Adopt the Evans Municipal Drain Report 2011

Motion:  545-2011      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by David Baker

"That By-Law No. 64-2011 be adopted as given third and final readings being a by-law to adopt the Evans Municipal Drain Report 2011.”

Disposition      Carried

Jason Breckenridge declared a pecuniary interest and left the table for the next item on the   agenda.

13.2  By-law to Adopt the Breckenridge Municipal Drain Report 2011

Motion:  546-2011      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jamie Heffer

"That By-Law No. 65-2011 be adopted as given third and final readings being a by-law to adopt
the Breckenridge Municipal Drain Report 2011.”

Disposition      Carried

Jason Breckenridge returned to the Council table.

13.3     By-law to authorize an agreement for Fire Suppression Services with the Township of Howick

Motion:  547-2011      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie McCallum

"That By-Law No. 69-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to authorize an agreement for Fire Suppression Services with the Township of Howick, for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

13.4  By-law to authorize an agreement for Fire Suppression Services with the Municipality of Huron East

Motion:  548-2011      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Jamie McCallum

"That By-Law No. 70-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to authorize an agreement for Fire Suppression Services with the Municipality of Huron East, for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

13.5 By-law to authorize an agreement for Fire Suppression Services with the Township of North Huron

Motion:  549-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie McCallum

"That By-Law No. 71-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to authorize an agreement for Fire Suppression Services with the Township of North Huron, for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

13.6  By-law to adopt ‘Revised’ Personnel Regulations for Officers and Employees

Motion:  550-2011      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by David Baker

"That By-Law No. 73-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a
by-law to adopt the ‘Revised’ Personnel Regulations for Officers and Employees,  for the
Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

13.7 By-law to Confirm Reserves and Establish Reserve Funds

Motion:  551-2011      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Jason Breckenridge

"That By-Law No. 85-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to confirm reserves and establish reserve funds,  for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

13.8  By-law to authorize the purchase of land from ‘Ballagh Liquid Technologies Inc.’

Motion:  552-2011      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by John Smuck

"That By-Law No. 86-2011 be deferred until after the Closed Session.”

Disposition      Carried

13.9 By-law to authorize the purchase of land from ‘John and Rolynda Bjerg’

Motion:  553-2011      Moved by David Baker                       Seconded by Jason Breckenridge

"That By-Law No. 87-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to authorize the purchase of land from ‘John and Rolynda Bjerg’,  for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

13.10   By-law to respecting fees for construction, demolition and change of use permits and inspections

Motion:  554-2011      Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie Heffer

"That By-Law No. 88-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings            
being a by-law to respecting fees for construction, demolition and change of use permits     
and inspections, for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

14)  Council Reports:

Jason Breckenridge:  No report

Jamie McCallum:  No report

Jamie Heffer:  No report

David Baker:

He attended the landfill meeting December 5th .  The engineering work, to date, is acceptable to  the MOE .He missed the BMG meeting.

John Smuck:

He attended a Farm Safety meeting.  They received no donation from Morris-Turnberry, in 2011. 
They have put ads on the radio and are looking for volunteers.  John told them to send a letter requesting a donation.

Neil Warwick:  No report

Paul Gowing:

On December 6th he attended a drainage meeting for the Nichol Drain.

He attended the Inaugural meeting on December 7th.  He is on the library board and the MVCA  terrestrial team.

He attended a Saugeen Conservation Authority Source Protection meeting on December 9th.  This is a very important issue.

He attended a Health & Safety meeting on December 15th.   He attended as the Council rep. 
It is all about the attitude and to work safely.

On December 19th he attended a meeting in Goderich regarding the size of the council. It will be  discussed in closed session.

He will be going to North Huron on December 21st to sign the fire agreements.

15)  Items for Information:

1.  Special Meeting of Central Huron to discuss revisions to the Official Plan

2.  Seaforth Community Hospital Foundation

3.  Citizenship and Immigration Canada – Multiculturalism

4.  Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration – 2012 Volunteer Service Awards

5.  County of Huron – Mayor Bernie MacLellan acclaimed as Warden

6.  Request for Municipal Drainage Repairs – Lot 8 Con 3

7.  Wingham & Area Health Professionals Recruitment

16) Minutes

There were no minutes available for review.

17) Other Business:

There was no other business to be added.

18) Additions to the agenda for the next meeting:

1.A report is requested, regarding the agreements with North Huron.

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

Steve Fortier, Gary Pipe, Keith Roulston, and Jackie Riggs left the meeting at 9:50 pm.

19) Closed Session:

1.  Report on Confidential Information

2.  Judicial Review

3.  Property Acquisition

1.1  Enter into Closed Session:                                            9:50 pm

Motion:  555-2011      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       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  and (2)  (f)  solicitor – client privilege  and (2) (c)   pending acquisition of land. ”

Disposition      Carried

1.2 Adjourn the Closed Session:                                       10:25 pm

Motion:  556-2011      Moved by David Baker                       Seconded by Neil Warwick

“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.

Council discussed confidential issues.

1.4  By-law to authorize the purchase of land from ‘Ballagh Liquid Technologies Inc.’

Motion:  557-2011      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Jamie McCallum

"That By-Law No. 86-2011 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to authorize the purchase of land from ‘Ballagh Liquid Technologies Inc.’, for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Disposition      Carried

20) By-law  89 - 2011    Confirming by-law

Motion:  558-2011       Moved by Jason Breckenridge            Seconded by John Smuck

"That By-law No. 89 -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 December 20, 2011."

Disposition      Carried

21) Adjournment:

 

Motion:  559-2011      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck

"That the meeting be adjourned at 10:30 pm. and this is deemed to be a 2 – 4 hour meeting."

Disposition     Carried 

 

 

                                                                                                                      

                                                                        Mayor, Paul Gowing

 

 

                                                                                                                       

                                                                        Clerk, Nancy Michie