3 Pumpkin Point Road
Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (705) 248-2395
Fax: (705) 248-1138
MINUTES OF MEETING NUMBER 10 OF
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF LAIRD
HELD 0N JUNE 3, 2015
AT THE LAIRD TOWNSHIP OFFICE
AT 7:30 P.M.
Mayor: Dick Beitz
Councillors: Wayne Junor, Ed Lapish, Todd Rydall, Frank Turco
Road Superintendent: Michael Hunter
Clerk: Phyllis MacKay
ON MOTION (No. 88-15) of Todd Rydall, seconded by Wayne Junor that council approves council minutes of April 22, recreation committee minutes as amended of May 26 and wharf committee minutes of May 9, 2015 as presented. CARRIED
Alan Elliott spoke to council about animal problems and possible solutions.
Henry Goertzen represented North Shore Agricultural Society in presenting an eleven point proposal for grounds maintenance.
Steve Gjos expressed concern regarding the lack of Ontario Provincial Police coverage during the early morning hour of Monday through Thursday. His fears were brought to the fore by Matt and Heather Frolich who explained to council their early morning development in which Mr. Frolich chased after persons who had stolen his all terrain vehicle. All of which occurred during police off hours.
ON MOTION (No. 89-15) of Ed Lapish, seconded by Wayne Junor that council communicates with Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner regarding concerns of no coverage during the early morning hours, Monday through Thursday each week. Copies to be sent to S/Sgt Dan Esposto, Northeast Regional Office and MPP Michael Mantha. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 90-15) of Wayne Junor, seconded by Ed Lapish that council approves fall clean-up for Friday, Saturday and Sunday after the Thanksgiving holiday. Hours to be same as spring clean-up. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 91-15) of Frank Turco, seconded by Todd Rydall that council approves rebuild and surface treatment of MacDonald Drive, as per estimate. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 92-15) of Todd Rydall, seconded by Ed Lapish that council approves passing By-law 966-15, and rescinding By-law 935-14, with revised times of 2300 hours on first day to 0600 hours on subsequent day, and submit same to Regional Senior Justice Northeast Region for set fines approval.
ON MOTION (No. 93-15) of Wayne Junor, seconded by Ed Lapish that council notify Huron-Central Railway that it is withholding payment until rail crossing on Lapish Road is repaired. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 94-15) of Wayne Junor, seconded by Todd Rydall that council approves general accounts to June 3, 2015 as presented in the amount of $13,215.56. CARRIED
Wharf property priorities were discussed with clearing, grubbing, roadway and parking being considered. Some one will lay out the perimeter and then contractors will be contacted for a site meeting.
ON MOTION (No. 95-15) of Wayne Junor, seconded by Todd Rydall that council agrees with Tarbutt and Tarbutt Additional Township's concerns regarding Guidelines on Permitted Uses in Ontario's Prime Agricultural Areas.
ON MOTION (No. 96-15) of Todd Rydall, seconded by Wayne Junor that council approves renewal of 9-1-1 Contract for 5 years at $3,639.77 per year, and signs agreement. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 97-15) of Ed Lapish, seconded by Frank Turco that council agrees with Fire Chief Catling that the west end of Neebish Road does not need to be kept open during the winter season. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 98-15) of Todd Rydall, seconded by Wayne Junor that council approves purchase of garden tractor from Kentvale Merchants at a cost of $3,553.84 as per request for proposal submissions. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 99-15) of Todd Rydall, seconded by Wayne Junor that council approves donation of $250 to Echo Bay Elks for its Canada Day Celebrations. CARRIED
ON MOTION (No. 100-15) of Frank Turco, seconded by Ed Lapish that council approves By-law 967-15 reducing speed from Village of Bar River easterly to Cemetery Road to 60 km/hr. CARRIED
It was the consensus of council to ask Algoma Public Health if it was permissible to remove bottom sign posted at Centennial Park/Pumpkin Point Park waters edge.
Person parking adjacent 327 Finns' Bay Road North will be requested to refrain from obstructing traffic, as well as advises of by-law governing debris and derelict vehicles.
Council will meet, June 10, 2015 to discuss budget and North Shore Agricultural Society's proposal.
It was the consensus of council to request Northshore Tractor to have the municipality be an added insured to its insurance policy as township property at the corner of Highway 17 and Calabogie Road is being used for display of vehicles, etc.
ON MOTION (No. 101-15) of Todd Rydall, seconded by Ed Lapish that the council meeting be adjourned. CARRIED
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