REPORT ON COUNCIL
February 2, 2004
Special Meeting of Committee of the Whole: 8:10 p.m. – 12:21 a.m.
All members of Council present

INFORMATION SESSION ON SITE 41:Mark Aitkin, General Manager of Corporate Services, County of Simcoe, supplied background information on the County’s role in waste management. Rob McCullough, Manager of Environment Services, spoke about various aspects of the County’s management of garbage. Doug Jagger of Jagger Hims Limited presented a history of Site 41 and its selection.

CONFIDENTIAL / CLOSED SESSION: 11:27 p.m. – 12:21 a.m. This concerned an identifiable individual including municipal employees. The session appears to have resulted in the two By-Laws noted in the Report on Council for February 9, 2004.


REPORT ON COUNCIL
February 9, 2004
Committee of the Whole: 9:05 a.m. – 6:43 p.m.
Evening Meeting: 7:15 p.m. - 9:31 p.m.
All Members of Council present

CONFIDENTIAL / CLOSED SESSION: 9:21 a.m. – 1:46 p.m. This concerned a personnel matter, presumably the one that resulted in the two By-Laws noted below.

NOTE: A number of decisions were put off until Council considers the full budget for the coming year in March.

PERKINSFIELD SUBDIVISION APPROVAL: Council passed a by-law approving a 20-lot subdivision in Perkinsfield. The developer is Joe Alessandro. Former Mayor Anthony Lancia spoke in support of the application during the public Planning Meeting on the subject that preceded the regular evening Council Meeting.

OLD WYEVALE FIREHALL: The old Wyevale fire hall site has been rezoned from Institutional to Restricted Industrial, and the uses limited to a contractor shop, repair shop, warehouse and mini-storage. This was agreeable to the buyer and to a concerned neighbour.

TEMPORARY CAPITAL BORROWING POSTPONED: A by-law to authorize the temporary borrowing of up to $2,000,000 (for water system upgrades) was put on hold, while Council considers whether borrowing is the best way to finance these expenditures.

GENERAL INSURANCE COSTS UP: The Township's general insurance costs have gone up from $127,000 last year to $189,000 this year. Another quote has been requested.

BY-LAW PASSED FOR UNSPECIFIED PERSONNEL MATTER: A by-law was passed for an unspecified, confidential personnel matter.

APPOINTMENT OF ACTING CAO/CLERK: A by-law was passed appointing Roger Robitaille (Manager of Planning and Development) as Acting Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk.

LARGE PURCHASE FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT:Council waived the financial procedures by-law and gave pre-budget approval for the purchase of 14 self contained breathing apparatus at a cost of $77,896 plus taxes. This (added to last year’s purchase of 15) will give the Fire Department the full complement of up-to-date units. The vote was 3-2, Mayor Klug, Deputy Mayor Pierre Paul Maurice and Councillor Peggy Breckenridge in favour (the Mayor and Deputy Mayor felt that the purchase was being made in the context of the previous year’s decision), Councillors Ray Millar and Rob Panasiuk against, on the issue of waiving the financial procedures by-law.