Minutes: June 9, 2015

CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CALVIN
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY JUNE 9, 2015
 
 
The regular meeting of Council was held this date at the Calvin Community Centre.
Present were: Mayor Brown, : Deputy Mayor Pennell, Coun Adams, Coun Edwards, Coun O’Connor, Ken Brewitt, Chris Whalley & Lynda Kovacs.
Regrets: None
Guests:  None
 
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Brown
 
DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY/CONFLICT OF INTEREST:          None Disclosed
 
DELEGATIONS:   
A)     Letter to Council from Ratepayer Kurtis Edwards Re: Section 5.4.3 (h) of Calvin Zoning By-law No. 2000-011, 2008-011, 2010-008 (Consolidated) and Referred to as “The Calvin Zoning By-law”.  No representation present.  Letter read and response considered by Council.
B)     MPAC – Laura Voltti; Municipal Relations Representative.  Property Assessment Review Information 7:32 p.m.-8:02 p.m.
 
 
2015-101         MINUTES OF CALVIN RECREATION MEETING
Moved by Coun Pennell and seconded by Coun O’Connor that the minutes of the Calvin Recreation Meeting of Monday May 4, 2015 be hereby approved and adopted as presented.
Carried
 
2015-102         MINUTES OF REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Moved by Coun Pennell and seconded by Coun O’Connor that the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held on Tuesday May 26, 2015 be hereby adopted and signed as circulated.
Carried
 
2015-103         APPLICATION FOR CONSENT 2015-01 KELLY
Moved by Coun O’Connor and seconded by Coun Pennell
WHEREAS an application for consent (2015-01 – Kelly) has been filed with the East Nipissing Planning Board on lands known as Concession 2 Lot 27, Municipality of Calvin;
AND WHEREAS the original consent application was to create a residential lot of approximately 8 acres, retain 91 acres, and did not identify any livestock facility within 500m.  The original application has been amended by the property owner, to create a residential lot of approximately 10.25 acres in compliance with the current Zoning By-law to allow for a potential buyer to keep livestock on the newly created residential lot, to identify the livestock facility located directly north within 500m, and to retain 88.75 acres of vacant land.
AND WHEREAS the lands may be impacted by nearby livestock facilities and therefore minimum distance separation (MDS) calculations have been undertaken for any livestock facilities within 500m of the property to ensure that the MDS setbacks can be maintained, and the completed calculations provide that there is sufficient depth from any livestock facility to satisfy the MDS on the newly created lot as well as on the vacant retained lands,
NOW THEREFORE the Council of the Municipality of Calvin RESOLVES that:
1.      It is recommended that the East Nipissing Planning Board give provisional consent to this application, and;
2.      That a copy (electronic preferred) of the completed survey once available, shall be provided to the municipality, and;
3.      That an approval for entrance shall be obtained from the Calvin Road Superintendent for the retained lands, and;
4.      That the 5% Cash in lieu shall apply to the newly created 10.25 acre lot and is payable in full to the municipality as a requirement of the consent, and;
5.      That there are no other known restrictions at this time.
Carried
 
2015-104         MATTAWA AREA PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT FUND
Moved by Coun Edwards and seconded by Coun Adams
WHEREAS the Councils of the five (5) local municipalities have received a funding breakdown, outlining a request for funding assistance for Physician Recruitment/Mattawa General Hospital, covering a six (6) year period beginning in 2015,
AND WHEREAS Council is committed to the health care needs of the community,
AND WHEREAS Calvin, along with the Municipality of Mattawan, the Township of Papineau-Cameron and the Town of Mattawa, await a decision on exit strategy from the Cassellholme Home for the Aged, which would allow Council to then consider whether some of the funding currently directed to Cassellholme, could be re-directed toward health care/nursing home in our own area (Mattawa),
AND WHEREAS the Municipality of Calvin has been financially supporting the Mattawa area Physician Recruitment since 2011 and $2500 has again been committed in the 2015 budget which was adopted by By-law on May 26, 2015,
AND WHEREAS Calvin’s 2015 budget also includes the final payment of a ten (10) year total commitment of $125,000, paid by the taxpayers of Calvin in 10 installments of $12,500 each, to the Mattawa Hospital Building Fund,
AND WHEREAS Council will not pass any further financial burden for the Mattawa Hospital, or its Physician Recruitment, to Calvin taxpayers in 2015.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of Calvin will not commit any further funds to the Physician Recruitment Fund until an exit strategy from Cassellholme has been agreed upon and completed, at which time Council may reconsider redirecting funds toward the Mattawa area Physician Recruitment Fund in future years.
Carried
 
2015-105         MTO COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION PILOT GRANT PROGRAM
Moved by Coun Adams and seconded by Coun Edwards
BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of Calvin hereby approves the Calvin Community Centre grounds as a Community Transportation Pick-up / Drop-off location for individuals participating in the MTO Community Transportation Pilot Grant Program.
Carried
 
2015-106         TRANSFER OF SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE – A. LAVIGNE
Moved by Coun Edwards and seconded by Coun Adams
That Council hereby agrees to accept the transfer of Shore Road Allowance PIN #49110-0107, 49110-0116, 49110-0117 and 49110-0128 from Arthur Lavigne in order to avoid a Planning Act violation as well as the subsequent transfer of each individual PIN # to owners of the abutting lands; and further,
That Rodger Bowness be hereby authorized to act as solicitor on behalf of the Corporation of the Municipality of Calvin, at no cost to the municipality, in the matter of these conveyances.
Carried
 
2015-107         DISBURSEMENTS
Moved by Coun Adams and seconded by Coun Edwards that the disbursements dated June 4, 2015 in the amount of $50,592.46 and June 9, 2015 in the amount of $3,093.95 be hereby authorized and passed for payment.
Carried
 
2015-108         CLOSED PORTION
Moved by Coun Edwards and seconded by Coun Adams that this portion of the meeting be now closed to the public pursuant to the Municipal Act, Section 239 (2)(d) for the purpose of matters pertaining to labour relations and employee negotiations.
Carried
 
Council Moved to Closed Portion at 9:05 pm.
 
Council Returned to the Open Meeting at 10:00 pm.
 
2015-109         ADOPT COUNCIL REPORTS
Moved by Coun Edwards and seconded by Coun Adams
That Council Reports
·         C2015-09 which adopts minutes of the closed portion of the meeting of April 14, 2015 and,
·         C2015-010 which gives directives to staff concerning staffing of seasonal (summer 2015) roads projects and,
·         C2015-011 which gives directives to staff to fix remuneration in the payroll system for the 2015 fiscal year retroactive to Pay Period #1 and,
·         C2015-012 which adjourns the closed portion of the meeting
Be hereby approved and adopted as presented.
Carried
 
2015-110         ADJOURNMENT
Moved by Coun Edwards and seconded by Coun Adams that this regular Meeting of Council now be adjourned at 10:02 p.m.
Carried