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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday October 15, 2013


Tuesday October 15, 2013

"ANY MINUTES POSTED BEFORE APPROVED BY COUNCIL ARE ONLY DRAFT MINUTES!!!"
MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY
Bluevale Hall
32 Clyde Street, BLUEVALE
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013     7:00 pm
Minutes of the Meeting

1) Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Paul Gowing. All Council was in attendance, except Jamie McCallum who arrived late.


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

Staff in Attendance:
Nancy Michie,   Administrator Clerk- Treasurer
Steve Fortier,   Chief Building Official
Gary Pipe,         Director of Public Works
Kim Johnston     Deputy Clerk

Others in attendance:
Joan Krantz, legal Counsel
Doug Culbert, Surveyor
Denny Scott, the Citizen
Jackie Riggs, Wingham Advance Times
35 others in attendance

Purpose of the meeting:   This meeting was called to consider the lane and road closures in:       
1. North Wingham
2. LowerTown Wingham.

1) North Wingham:

a) Nancy Michie made a presentation of the North Wingham Report.

Doug Culbert made a presentation on the surveying of North Wingham.
Nancy Michie stated there are easements to be dealt with and hope to have this all completed by Spring, 2014.

Joan Krantz made a presentation on the legal comments of North Wingham

b) Comments from the Public:
Jim Taylor – asked if Council has had an onsite meeting.
Paul Gowing – that would have to be the wish of the Council
Jim Taylor – How will the lane be zoned?
Nancy Michie – Has comments from the Planner, lane will assume the zoning of the property.
Jim Taylor – Would like to put a drain in the ground, but it won’t handle the surface water, should be maintained by municipality.
Paul Gowing – this will be looked into.
Harold Schriever – Why is Part 17 being joined to Zarytshansky’s lot?
Terry Hoy – the drainage by the Nursing Home is part of the Gregory drain.  He has a copy of the report if Council needs it.

c) Comments from Council:
No comments.

d) Consideration of the Bylaw:
Motion 402-2013      Moved by Jason Breckenridge                   Seconded by Neil Warwick
“That  the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry instruct  that the by-law be finalized  to stop up and closeand sellthe road allowance, known as ‘Peter Street’  and 
part of the  ‘Road Allowance between Concession 8 & 9’,   Plan 432 ,   Geographic Township of  Turnberry, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.  “
Disposition         Carried

2) LowerTown Wingham:

a) Nancy Michie made a presentation of the LowerTown Wingham Report.

Doug Culbert made a presentation on the surveying of LowerTown Wingham.

Joan Krantz made a presentation on the legal comments of LowerTown Wingham

b)    Comments from the Public:
Dennis Jewitt – Are the legal costs negotiable?  Why does he have to pay legal costs?
Paul Gowing – It’s a major project, there is a legal liability for small parcels.
Joan Krantz – Can only have 1(one) client.  You will need your own lawyer.
Dennis Jewitt – wants to represent himself, there is no opposition, so why would he need a lawyer?
Joan Krantz – it’s an electronic system to register a deed.  You must have a lawyer on    
   each end and must have a lawyer to register the deed.
Nancy Michie – there is a chance that it would be one deed and that would only incur one legal fee.
Joan Krantz – it also depends on the names on the property.
Barb Hallman – When the survey is being completed, can a family member be present?
Doug Culbert – They don’t usually meet anyone when surveying, it tends to tie the crews  up.
Barb Hallman – would like to meet someone while completing her surveying.
Doug Culbert – will try to make that work.
Barb Hallman – the cost per lot does not add up.
Nancy Michie – The cost is based on portion of area.  One part can be equivalent to 3 portions.
Barb Hallman  -  When do you have to pay for this?
Joan Krantz – Must pay when registering the deed.
Glen MacLennan – What if no one wants the laneway?  Does he have to buy it?
Paul Gowing  - the lane would be left with Morris-Turnberry until a new owner is offered the lane at that time.

c) Comments from Council.
No Comments.

Jamie McCallum arrived at the meeting at 7:30pm.

d) Consideration of the By-law:

Motion 402-2013  Moved by Neil Warwick                                Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That  the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry instruct  that the by-law be
finalized  to stop up and close  and sellthe lanes and road allowancesLower Town Wingham area:
The road allowances, known as :
Parts of Maitland Street,         Part of Queen Street,          Part of Alice Street,
Part of Green Street,               Part of Water Street,           Part of Kate Street,
Part of John Street,                  Part of Patrick Street,         Part of Alfred Street, and                 
Lanes  as:
Lanes between Green and Alice Streets;       Lane between Augusta and Helena Street;    
Lanes between Kate and West Streets;        Lane between Kate and Mary Streets;  
Lanes between Mary and Green Streets;    Lane east of Green Street;      Lane between
 John and Potter Street;       Lane between Potter and Casemore Streets;       
Lane between Helena Street and the closed Herbert Street;          
Lane between Adelaide and Alice Street;      Lanes between Alice and Helena Streets;        
 Lanes between Helena Street and the closed Augusta Street.”
Disposition            Carried

Adjournment:
Motion 404-2013    Moved by David Baker                          Seconded by   Jason Breckenridge
"That the Council adjourn the public meeting at 7:40pm.”
Disposition            Carried

_______________________________
Mayor, Paul Gowing

 

_______________________________
Clerk, Nancy Michie

 

 

MUNICIPALITY OF MORRIS-TURNBERRY
Bluevale Hall
32 Clyde Street, BLUEVALE
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 7:50 pm

Minutes of the Meeting

 

A. 1)    Call to order of Regular Meeting:    The meeting was called to order by Mayor Paul Gowing at 7:50 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
Bob Trick                      Animal Control Officer
Others in Attendance:
1.      Jackie Riggs                        The Wingham Advance Times
2.      Denny Scott                       The Blyth/Brussels Citizen
3.      Tracy Birtch                        United Way
4.      Erica Clark                          SRPC
5.      Jennifer Wick                     Presenter
6.      Others in the gallery for the Animal Control By-law

2) Agenda:
The Clerk added the Opening of the Maitland River School
Jamie Heffer requested Alice Munro Nobel Prize winner be discussed.

Adoption of Agenda:
Motion:  405-2013                  Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the agenda for the meeting of October 15th, 2013 be adopted as amended.”
Disposition      Carried

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

4) Minutes:

Motion:  406-2013                  Moved by Jason Breckenridge Seconded by John Smuck
“That the minutes of the September 28th, October 1st  and October 8th, 2013 Council Meetings, 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:  407-2013      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck
"That the Accounts dated October 15th, 2013 be approved for payment in the amount of  $ 289,816.47.”
Disposition      Carried

7)  Deputation:

7.1   United Way Perth-Huron                                                                       7:55 pm
Social Research & Planning Council (SRPC)
Erica Clark (SRPC Member) and Tracy Birtch (UWPH) made a presentation regarding                                               Violence Against Women and requested a grant.

Motion:  408-2013      Moved by Dave Baker                         Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry add the United Way Perth-  Huron to the list for grants for 2014 for the 2014 Budget.”
Disposition      Carried

7.2  Deputation - Jennifer Wick                                                    8:10 pm
Animal Control By-law
Bob Trick was in attendance.
Jennifer Wick suggested that the By-Law should allow over two dogs in the urban area. 
She has a petition which 36 people have signed.

8)  Business:

8.1 Draft Animal Control By-law

The Council discussed the draft Animal Control By-law.

Motion:  409-2013      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry add a  Section 4.5 – for Fostering  dogs,  to add two dogs to the proposed number of dogs,   thereby being four dogs in urban and five in rural.”
Disposition      Defeated

Motion:  410-2013      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry add Section 4.5 – for Fostering  dogs, to add one dog  to the proposed number of dogs for the urban area,   thereby being three dogs in urban,  increasing from two dogs to three dogs in urban and the tag must be registered with the owner of the residence;  this being  for the purpose of fostering  dogs, only in a registered foster home.”
Disposition      Carried

Motion:  411-2013      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
"That By-Law No. 71-2013 be adopted as given first, second readings  being a by-law ‘to regulate animal care and control’ within the Municipality of Morris- Turnberry and amend as required the change to add Section 4.5 – Fostering to add one dog thereby being three dogs in urban,    increasing from two dogs to three dogs in urban and the tag is registered with the owner of the residence; for the purpose of fostering only in a registered foster home.”

John Smuck requested a Recorded Vote:

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

Disposition      Defeated

Motion:  412-2013      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry adopt the original draft  By-Law No. 71-2013 as presented,   with no amendments as given first, second, third and final readings
being a by-law ‘to regulate animal care and control’ within the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”

Paul Gowing requested a Recorded Vote:

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

Disposition      Defeated

Motion:  413-2013      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry create a new by-law and use new fees for dogs and the section for working dogs and  add fostering to the by-law.”
Disposition      Defeated

Motion:  414-2013      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry defer the Animal Control By-Law discussion and reintroduce the original draft Animal Control By-law,   to the next meeting.”
Disposition      Carried

Motion:  415-2013      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry will not entertain any further deputations from the Public on this issue.”
Disposition      Carried

The majority of the people in the gallery left the meeting except for Brian Schlosser.

8.2 Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund –Capital ProgramBluevale Stormwater Drainage Project Application

A copy of the application was reviewed at the meeting.

1. Project for the  Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund
Motion:  416-2013      Moved by Dave Baker                         Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry  has selected  the ‘Bluevale Stormwater Drainage Project’  for submission to the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund  - Capital Program;     and affirm that this project has been identified as a high priority for infrastructure investment within the Municipality.”
Disposition      Carried

Motion:  417-2013      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry apply for 90 % funding for the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund.”
Disposition      Carried

2. Expression of Interest

Motion:  418-2013      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry declares that the information contained within the attached ‘Bluevale Stormwater Drainage Project’ Expression of Interest is factually correct, and that the Municipality is committed to the development of a comprehensive asset management plan for Morris-Turnberry that includes all of the information and analysis described in the document Building Together: Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans, by December 31, 2013.”
Disposition      Carried

8.3 Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Program-
Capacity Funds:
Expression of Interest

Motion:  419-2013      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Dave Baker
“ That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry authorizes that the information contained within the attached ‘ Expression of Interest’ is factually correct, for the Small, Rural
and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Program- Capacity Funds;   and that the Municipality is committed to the development of a comprehensive asset management plan for Morris-Turnberry ,  by December 31, 2013         .”
Disposition      Carried

8.4  Remembrance Day Service:  Wingham/ Brussels-Legion Services
Motion:  420-2013      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Jamie Heffer
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the purchase of wreaths for the
Wingham and Brussels Remembrance Day Service and the following will attend:    
Brussels - Legion Service - Jamie McCallum and Wingham - Legion Service Dinner- Paul Gowing.”
Disposition      Carried

 

8.5  2013 Ontario West Municipal Conference
Friday, November 15, 2013, London Convention Centre
Any Council member may, by policy, attend.  Paul Gowing will be attending.

8.6 Municipal Insurance RFP:

Motion:  421-2013      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck
“That By-law No. 68 -2013 be passed as given first, second, third and final readings, being a by-law to accept the Municipal Insurance quote from JTL – Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. for a 3 year contract,    with the 2014 premium being $41,344 plus PST of $2,894.08, totaling $44,238.08;   and that the clerk be instructed to bring  a report to Council regarding the options for Volunteers policy.”
Disposition      Carried

8.7  Plumbing Service
A motion was passed by the County of Huron – Committee of the whole, to allow Morris-Turnberry to perform its own plumbing service function.    The motion has to be ratified at the November, 2013
Huron County Council Meeting.

8.8  2014 Draft Budget of Saugeen Conservation
The 2014 draft budget results in an increase of 1.5% over the 2013 levy in the amount of $2, 896.00.

Motion:  422-2013      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Dave Baker
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approves the draft 2014 budget of the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, in the amount of $1,556,884.00.”
Disposition      Carried

8.9 Zoning By-law Review with Council
The date for the meeting to present the draft zoning consolidation has been changed to November 26, 2013.  The comprehensive review will be presented to the Council on Tuesday, November 19th.

8.10  Red Program- Rural Economic Development Program Application
Motion:  423-2013      Moved by Jason Breckenridge             Seconded by Jamie McCallum
"That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the RED Program  application,  Rural Economic Development Program,   for submission, for website design, and  branding ,  under the Regional Marketing, Promotion and Branding Activities Category.”
Disposition      Carried

8.11  Emergency Program for 2013:
Statement of Completion, Annual Maintenance Checklist and September 26, 2013 Minutes were attached for Council’s information.

Motion:  424-2013      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the 2013 Emergency Management Program Annual Maintenance Report.”
Disposition      Carried

8.12 Request from Huron East for the payment of a share of costs for the Brussels Library:

Motion:  425-2013      Moved by Jamie Heffer                       Seconded by Jamie McCallum
“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry approve the withdrawal of $100,000. from reserves, for the purpose of the construction of the Brussels Library.”
Disposition      Carried

9)  By-Laws:

9.1 By-Law 70-2013 Agreement for a Drainage Agreement

Motion:  426-2013      Moved by John Smuck                        Seconded by Jamie Heffer
" That By-law No. 70 -2013  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings,  being a by-law to authorize an Agreement for a Drainage Agreement, for Plan 432   Park Lot 2,      in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

9.2  By-Law 69-2013 Agreement for a Drainage Agreement

Motion:  427-2013      Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck
"That By-law No.  69 -2013  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings, being a  by-law to authorize an Agreement for a Drainage Agreement,  for  Concession 1,  Spt Lot 13,14,   Morris,  in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

9.3 By-Law 67-2013 to Authorize a Contract with Veolia
Motion:  428-2013      Moved by Dave Baker                         Seconded by Jamie Heffer
" That By-law No.  67 -2013  be passed as given first, second, third and final readings, being a  by-law to authorize the contract with Veolia Water Canada Inc. for the Belgrave Water System, in the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry.”
Disposition      Carried

Break:  The Council took a short comfort break at 9:40 pm and returned at 9:50 pm.

10) Council Reports:

Jason Breckenridge:
He will be attending a MVCA meeting on October 16th and BR+E meeting on October 17th.

Jamie McCallum:
He attended a CHIP meeting October 9th and received a Certificate of Achievement from a Walkerton Water Workshop.

Jamie Heffer:
On October 4th he attended the Howick-Turnberry Fair.

David Baker:  No report

John Smuck:  No report

Neil Warwick:   No report

Paul Gowing:
The Mayor made a comment to Jason Breckenridge, the MVCA representative, that the Ausable
Bayfield leased out land for a campsite.
Dave Baker, Jamie Heffer and Paul Gowing were on site for a picture with the new Grader.
He attended an Animal Control meeting on October 8th.
On October 17th he will be attending a BR+E meeting to launch the new Business Directory.  All council should attend, if possible.
He will be attending an OFA meeting on October 18th.

11)  Items for Information:
1.  Ontario Provincial Police – 2013 Semi-Annual Policing Costs
2.  Request for Municipal Drainage Repairs – Spt Lot 30 Concession 7
3.  OFMEM Integration Update and Staffing Announcement
4.  Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario
5.  St. Columbian Wind Project – Ministry of Environment
6.  Municipal Consultation on New Ontario Provincial Police
7.  Biomass Field Day – Saturday, October 19th 1:00 – 4:00pm
8.  Sylvia Jones MPP – Aggregate Recycling Promotion Act
9.  Thank you – Kelsey Strong
10. St. Columbian Wind Project

12) Minutes                                                                                                                                                          
There were no minutes available for review.

13) Other Business:
1.  Thursday, November 7th – is the date for the Opening of the Maitland River School

2.  Jamie Heffer asked if Morris-Turnberry is doing anything in recognition of Alice Munro – Nobel Prize winner since she was born and raised in Turnberry.  The                                  
Municipality should contact North Huron to be a part of it.

3. There was no other business to present.

14) 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.

15) By-law 72 - 2013    Confirming by-law
Motion:  429-2103      Moved by Jamie McCallum     Seconded by Jason Breckenridge
"That By-law No. 72-2013 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 October 15, 2013."
Disposition      Carried

16) Adjournment:
Motion:  430-2013     Moved by Neil Warwick          Seconded by John Smuck
"That the meeting be adjourned at 10:00  pm. and this is deemed to be a   2 – 4 hour meeting."
Disposition      Carried

 

                                                                        __________________________
                                                                                                Mayor, Paul Gowing

                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                Clerk, Nancy Michie