SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL
To Be Held in the Council Chambers
Tuesday, January 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Council’s Special Meeting Agenda
a) Adoption of Agenda
b) Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof
3. ADOPTION OF MINUTES
a) Dr. Michael Bedard re: Bill 41 Patients First Act, 2016
6. ACTION REQUIRED ITEMS
a) McLean’s Road Request
b) Schedule of Future Council Meetings
c) Canada 150 Activities
7. INFORMATION ITEMS
9. CLOSED SESSION
a) Personal issues about an identifiable individual (Municipal Act, 2001, s.239(b))
THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF ASSIGINACK
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
The Special Meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Assiginack was held in the Council Chambers on Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Present: Councillor Les Fields, Councillor Robert Case, Councillor Brenda Reid, Councillor Hugh Moggy
Excused: Mayor Paul Moffatt
Staff: Alton Hobbs, CAO, Jeremy Rody, Clerk
Others: Dr. Michael Bedard, Danika Hawthorne
#019-02-17 L. Fields – R. Case
THAT the Special Meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Assiginack be opened for business with a quorum of members present at 9:30 a.m., with Deputy Mayor Moggy presiding in the Chair. CARRIED
#020-02-17 R. Case – L. Fields
THAT the agenda for this meeting be accepted as presented. CARRIED
DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST:
There were no disclosures of pecuniary interest declared at this meeting.
There were no announcements made at this meeting.
Note: Dr. Bedard’s delegation was moved to follow Action Required Items on the agenda.
ACTION REQUIRED ITEMS:
#021-02-17 L. Fields – R. Case
THAT Council instructs staff to write a letter to Mrs. Leeson indicating that the Township will look at constructing an adequate parking lot for McLean’s Park in the Spring of 2017. CARRIED
#022-02-17 R. Case – L. Fields
THAT all Council meetings in February, March, and April will start at 5 p.m. CARRIED
Note: Staff informed Council that not all Canada 150 grants have been finalized and that certain activities will require that supplies are ordered early, especially for Canada Day. Council agreed to set aside some money for the next budget to purchase these items in advance.
Dr. Bedard attended this meeting with NOSM medical student, Danika Hawthorne, currently stationed with the Assiginack Family Health Team to discuss the recent changes to the health care system via Bill 41: Patients First Act, which has proven to be very controversial and confusing even to those in the medical field. He explained that the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) now have all the authority over their contracts rather than the Ministry of Health. The Ministry has added 78 sub-LHIN’s to act as more regional branches of the 14 original LHINs, which has added another bureaucratic layer to the already complex system. Manitoulin District has its own sub-LHIN.
Recently Manitoulin health care has been well funded however Dr. Bedard is concerned how that might change going forward. Manitoulin Health Centre, CEO Derek Graham has set up a committee called the Collaborative which will be monitoring the on-going changes, the Assiginack Family Health Team Executive Director sits on this committee and will be asked to communicate with Council when there are items to report. He asked Council to start thinking about what they want for the community to have in terms of Health Care. Mr. Bedard presented Council with a report that showed annual average cost of treating a patient, where Assiginack’s number were much lower than the Provincial and Peer averages.
#023-02-17 R. Case – B. Reid
THAT we thank Dr. Bedard for meeting with Council and presenting his concerns regarding Bill 41: Patients First Act;
AND THAT Council supports his position on the matter. CARRIED
#026-02-17 L. Fields – B. Reid
THAT in accordance with By-law #15-30 and Section 239 of the Municipal Act, as amended, Council proceeds to a “Closed Session” at 10:35 a.m. in order to attend to a matter pertaining to:
- b) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal of local board employees. CARRIED
#027-02-17 R. Case – L. Fields
THAT we adjourn from our Closed Session at 10:38 a.m., approve the minutes of the Closed Session of January 17, 2017 and resume our special meeting. CARRIED
#028-02-17 L. Fields – R. Case
THAT we adjourn until the next regular meeting or call of the Chair. CARRIED
Hugh Moggy, DEPUTY MAYOR Jeremy Rody, CLERK
These Minutes have been circulated but are not considered Official until approved by Council.Download