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Meeting Minutes

Tuesday January 15, 2013

Tuesday January 15, 2013


41342 Morris Road
Minutes of the Meeting
Tuesday January 15, 2013 7:30 pm
(The meeting was originally called for 7:00 pm and by request of a council member,
changed to a later time)

1) Call to order:    The meeting was called to order by Mayor Paul Gowing at 7:25 pm with all members in attendance for the call to order.   

Purpose:    The meeting was called for Budget deliberations. 

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

Others in Attendance: 

No others were in attendance 

2) Declaration of Pecuniary Interest:  There was no pecuniary interest declared, at this time.

3) Agenda: 

An addendum was submitted for consideration,  with two items of ‘ time sensitive’ nature.

Motion:   21-2013      Moved by  Jamie Heffer                 Seconded by Neil Warwick
“That the agenda for the meeting of   January 15, 2013  be adopted as  amended.”
Disposition  Carried.

4) Budget  Review:

1.  Power point of the Budget process for 2013 and the factors that are considered, was presented.  

2.   Nancy Michie and Gary Pipe presented a report on the Morris Landfill concerning the  Hydrogeological  Assessment related to Future Development of the Morris Landfill Site   and  report from  the MOE. The council was presented with the report, with no action taken.

3.  The draft Landfill Budget was reviewed.  A change in hours of operation was discussed and potential reserves.

4.  The draft road budget was reviewed.  Gary Pipe will prepare a report for the council on the cost of road side mowing versus a contract.  Construction projects were discussed. 

 5)  Next budget meeting:  

The next budget meeting will be January 29th  and  February 12, 2013.

6)  Additions to the Agenda:

1.  Fire Reconciliation :

The Council reviewed the Fire assessment page handed out by North Huron on January 10th , 2013. 

Dave Baker declared a pecuniary interest for item 6) 2.  Since he is also applying for the FIT program, and left the table.

2. FIT Program

Motion:   22-2013   Moved by            Neil Warwick    Seconded by  John Smuck

“That the Council of the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry  supports the  FIT project for
Monoway Farms Limited, to construct and operate a rooftop solar, farm drive shed at 40474 Morris Road.”

Disposition      Carried.

7) Adjournment:

Motion:   23-2013   Moved by   Jamie McCallum       Seconded by  Dave Baker
“That the meeting be adjourned at   9:40  pm and this is deemed to be 2-4  hour meeting.”
Disposition  Carried


                                                                                                                                Mayor, Paul Gowing


                                                                                                                                Clerk, Nancy Michie