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November 12, 2001
Committee of the Whole 9:07 am – 5:52 pm
Council Meeting 7:15 pm – 9:39 pm
All members of Council present

IN CAMERA SESSIONS: 9:10 am - 10:41 am, 3:50 pm – 5:50 pm

STAFF DEPARTURE: Carole Crossley has resigned effective December 31, 2001 after 18 years of service with the municipality.

WAHNEKEWANING BEACH NOW OWNED BY THE TOWNSHIP: Council announced the purchase of the beach (Block A of Plan 763) from Richard and Martial Quesnelle. The price was $5,000. Thirty-five waterfront lots front onto this beach and there are some encroachments which will have to be dealt with. The wording to be incorporated into the deed concerning who may use the beach was still under discussion. The Mayor said: “We didn’t go chasing after this property; the vendor came to us.”

GRAVENHURST'S SEPTIC REINSPECTION PROGRAM: A deputation was given by Kevin Lehan, a building inspector with the Town of Gravenhurst, on the septic inspection program there. They have begun a 10-year inspection program, waterfront properties first, back lot properties later. All septic systems are being located and visually inspected during the summer months by summer students. At the end of the 10 years they hope to have the location of all septic systems recorded on computer.

SURPLUS MUNICIPAL LANDS: Earl Evans, the Township's Clerk/CAO, presented a list of surplus lands which could be sold immediately and those which will require by-law changes prior to their sale. The proceeds of these sales are to go into the Parkland Reserve Fund. The first property, 52 Willow Drive, sold for $140,000.

PARKS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS NOW ON TOWNSHIP WEBSITE: Recreation programs, long a mystery to many in the township, are now listed on the Township’s web site – Click “committees” on the left hand side of the site’s home page, then “recreation,” then the Parks and Rec Association nearest you.