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Meeting Minutes

Council Meeting Minutes


Tuesday November 04, 2014

 

 

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY

COUNCIL CHAMBERS
41342 Morris Road
Tuesday, November 4, 2014     7:30 pm    

Minutes of the Meeting

  

1)        Call to order:    The meeting was called to order by Deputy Mayor Jason Breckenridge at7:30 pm with all members in attendance for the call to order, except Mayor Paul Gowing, Dave Baker and Neil Warwick who were absent.

 

Council in Attendance:

Jason Breckenridge
Jamie Heffer    
Jamie McCallum    
John Smuck                             

Absent:  Paul Gowing
               David Baker
               Neil Warwick

 

Staff in Attendance:

        Nancy Michie               Administrator Clerk Treasurer
       Steve Fortier                 Chief Building Official

 

Others in Attendance: 

  1.  Jackie Riggs                      The Wingham Advance Times
  2.  Denny Scott                       The Blyth/Brussels Citizen
  3.  Dorothy Kelly                     Observer 
  4.  Jim Nelemans                     Observer
  5.  Sharen Zinn                        Observer

 2)      Agenda:                                                                                              

An addendum from the Clerk was added to the agenda for consideration, as the items were of a time sensitive nature. 

Jamie McCallum requested to add an item regarding Election Results.

Jason Breckenridge requested to add an item regarding the date of the next meeting. 

       Adoption of Agenda:

Motion:  417-2014        Moved by Jamie McCallum       Seconded by Jamie Heffer
      “That the agenda for the meeting of November 4, 2014 be adopted as amended.”
            Disposition       Carried

   

3)     Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:

No member declared a pecuniary interest, at this time.

 

4)     Minutes:                                                                                             

 Motion:  418-2014        Moved by John Smuck             Seconded by Jamie Heffer

“That the minutes of the October 21, 2014 Council Meetings, be adopted as circulated.”
  Disposition       Carried 

                                   

5)        Business from the Minutes

       There was no business from the minutes to be discussed.

 6)        Accounts                                                                                                    

            6.1   Account  List:

Motion:  419-2014        Moved by Jamie McCallum       Seconded by Jamie Heffer

"That the Accounts dated November 4, 2014 be approved for payment in the amount of              $ 208,745.56.”
             Disposition      Carried

 

                                    

7)       Business

 7.1       CIBC Credit Agreement                                                         

The agreement is the same as the current agreement, with the updated borrowing limit, based on the 2014 borrowing by-law.

 Motion:  420-2014        Moved by Jamie McCallum       Seconded by John Smuck

 “That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the CIBC Credit agreement.”
  Disposition       Carried   

7.2       Recreation Grants                                                                    

The 2014 recreation grant to North Huron and Belgrave Community Centre has been requested.  

Motion:  421-2014        Moved by John Smuck              Seconded by Jamie Heffer

                        “That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry defer this for the new Council.
                        Disposition       Defeated

  

Motion:  422-2014        Moved by Jamie McCallum       Seconded by Jamie Heffer

 “That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the 2014 recreation grants to:

  • North Huron Wescast Community Centre in the amount of $40,000  and
  • Blyth and District Community Centre in the amount of $  14,896.20  and
  • Belgrave Community Centre in the amount of $20,000.00.”
    Disposition       Carried

 

    7.3       Alice Munro Project Report                                                   

A status report was presentedfor Council’s information, which included a financial report. 

  7.4       Santa Claus Parades                                                               

Wingham Parade November 29th at 11 am.  Jason Breckenridge and Jamie McCallum will attend.

Brussels Parade November 29th at 5 pm.  Jason Breckenridge, Jamie McCallum and John Smuck will attend. 

                                 

7.5       Remembrance Day Service Wingham                                     

Jamie Heffer will attend the Wingham Service and Dinner, in place of Mayor Paul Gowing.. 

 

7.6       Huron Manufacturing Excellence Awards                                

The event will be held on  Thursday, November 13th, at the  Hensall & District Community Centre
Jason Breckenridge will attend, as a council representative.   Dave Baker will be asked if he wishes to attend.    
If he can not Nancy Michie may attend.   

 

7.7       Hydro Lands-.    Clean up of right of ways                             

A member of Council requested this item be added to the agenda and was to have information on the matter, including Clean up of right of ways. 
John Smuck said Hydro One does not want rent and the farmers will keep the land clean.  Some of the land is owned and some is an easement. 
The Council will monitor this matter.   At this time no letter will be sent.

7.8       Emergency Exercise is Thursday November 13th 8:30 am

The current and New Council members are invited to attend the exercise. 

 

8)     By-laws

 8.1         Agreement with MVCA and Bluevale Recreation                   

Motion:  423-2014        Moved by John Smuck             Seconded by Jamie McCallum

"That By-Law No. 73 -2014 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings being a by-law to enter into an Agreement between the Corporation of the Municipaliyt of Morris-Turnberry and the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority and the Bluevale Recreation Association, for the operation and maintenance of the Pioneer Conservation Area, located in the Village of Bluevale, for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition       Carried

 

8.2       By-law to Confirm Reserves and Establish Reserve Funds      

 Motion:  424-2014        Moved by Jamie Heffer                         Seconded by Jamie McCallum

"That By-Law No. 72-2014 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 for the year 2014.”                            
Disposition       Carried

 

9)     Council Reports:

 

Jamie McCallum:  No report

  Jamie Heffer:   He attended the FE Madill Graduation for Mayor Paul Gowing.  Three people received awards:  Kaitlyn Michie - Morris Township Award; Jessica Miners - Louise Patton Memorial Award; Charlotte Winger - Turnberry Township 125th Award

 David Baker:  Absent

 John Smuck:  No report

 Neil Warwick:  Absent

 Paul Gowing:  Absent

 Jason Breckenridge:  No report

 

10)     Items for Information                                                                       

  1. Ministry of Citizenship – Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism
  2. AMO – Provinces Joint and Several Liability
  3. OPP Annual Billing – January 1 to December 31, 2015

  

11)      Minutes:                                                                                                       
1. MVCA –August 20, 2014

  2.  MVCA – September 17, 2014

3.  Brussels Morris and Grey Community Centre  

 

12)       Other Business:

  1. Wingham and Area Health Professionals Recruitment

Motion:  425-2014        Moved by John Smuck              Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry sponsor gifts for 25 baskets for Wingham and Area Health Professionals Recruitment.”
Disposition       Carried

 

  1. Notice from North Huron – re: Zoning By-law

A notice was received that  the Township of North Huron will not be appealing the MT Zoning By-law and is not prepared to sign the Airport agreement, at this time. 

 Motion:  426-2014        Moved by Jamie McCallum       Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry file the letter from the Township of North Huron, in regards to the Morris-Turnberry Zoning By-law and
the LeVan Airport..”
Disposition       Carried

 The By-law No. 70-2104 – Agreement for the LeVan Airport, will need to be repealed, as North Huron is not entering into the agreement. 

  

  1. Election Results:    Jamie McCallum thinks the Candidates should be contacted before the results go public, as the results were posted on the  AM 920 website, prior to him receiving a telephone call.           

  

  1. Date of Next Meeting:

Jason Breckenridge will not be able to attend the November 18th meeting. 

 Motion:  427-2014        Moved by John Smuck              Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry change the date of the next council meeting to November 25, 2014.”                      
Disposition       Carried

 There was no other business to present.

 

13)       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 8:15 pm and reconvened at 8:27 pm.

     

14)    Building:         Steve Fortier- CBO                                          8:27 pm               

  2015 Building Permit Fees – Public Meeting
  Steve Fortier was in attendance. 

 14.1  Motion to Enter into a Public Meeting:

         Motion:  428-2014        Moved by Jamie Heffer                         Seconded by Jamie McCallum
"That the Council adjourn the regular session and enter into a Public meeting to review   the proposed 2015 Building Permit Fees.”
 Disposition      Carried

14.2     Public Meeting to present the 2015 Proposed Building Fees:        

  1. 1.      Presentation of the proposed Building Permit Fees:                      

A Power Point presentation was presented to the council by Steve Fortier , outlining the process and fees.   

 

  1. 2.      Questions from the floor: 

                             There were no questions from the floor.

  

  1. 3.      Council comments:

                             There were no comments from the Council. 

 

                             14.3    Reenter Regular Council Session:

 Motion:  429-2014        Moved by John Smuck             Seconded by Jamie McCallum

                             "That the Council reenter regular session of Council.”
                              Disposition      Carried  

 

14.4      Consideration of By-law:                                                          

Motion:  430-2014        Moved by John Smuck             Seconded by Jamie Heffer
"That By-Law No. 66-2014 be adopted as given first, second, third and final readings
being a by-law to authorize the Construction, Demolition and Change of Use permit and inspection  fees for the year 2015, in the Municipality of
Morris-Turnberry.”   
Disposition     Carried

                              Stever Fortier left the meeting at 8:35 pm. 

15)      By-law 74- 2014    Confirming by-law                                                 

Motion:  431-2014        Moved by Jamie McCallum       Seconded by John Smuck

"That By-law No. 74 -2014 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 November 4,  2014."
Disposition       Carried

 

16)       Adjournment:

Motion:  432-2014      Moved by Jamie McCallum       Seconded by John Smuck
            "That the meeting be adjourned at 8:35 pm. and this is deemed to be a less than 2 hour meeting."
              Disposition       Carried     

                                                                                                    __________________________

                                                                                               Deputy Mayor,Jason Breckenridge                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                Clerk, Nancy Michie