The Special Meeting of Council scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th will be held at the Waste Management Depot.
Council will be going on a tour of the Depot.
Due to the location change for the Special Meeting, we will not be livestreaming to Facebook, but the public is welcome to attend. It begins at 6 pm.
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 at the Waste Management Depot on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.
Present: Mayor Brenda Reid
Councillor Dwayne Elliott
Councillor Janice Bowerman
Councillor Jennifer Hooper
Councillor Robert Maguire
Staff: Alton Hobbs, CAO
Heidi Ferguson, Clerk
Deb MacDonald, Treasurer
Jackie White, Project Events Coordinator
Ron Cooper, Public Works Superintendent
Cole Bowerman, Public Works Employee
Public: Members of the Public
#226-20-2023 R. Maguire – D. Elliott
THAT the Special Meeting of the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Assiginack be opened for business at 6:00 p.m., with a quorum of members present, with Mayor Reid presiding in the Chair. CARRIED
The Land Acknowledgement was read.
#227-20-2023 D. Elliott – R. Maguire
THAT we adopt the agenda as presented. CARRIED
DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST:
The Mayor shared that she received an email from a citizen regarding what a great job Cole does at the landfill, and she wanted to acknowledge this and thank Cole.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
ACTION REQUIRED ITEMS:
NOTE: The Public Works Superintendent and Waste Management Attendant provided Council and the members of the public with a tour of the Waste Management Depot, explained the proposed changes to the facility and answered Council’s questions.
NOTE: Council reviewed and discussed the request from the Little Schoolhouse and Museum. No resolution was made at this time.
NOTE: The Mayor shared a request she received regarding the need for a stop sign to be installed at the intersection of Clover Valley Road. After discussion, the Public Works Superintendent agreed to inspect this location and continue to monitor it and he will provide a report back to Council. No resolution was made at this time.
#228-20-2023 R. Maguire – D. Elliott
THAT we acknowledge receipt of the communication from the Office of the Fire Marshal. CARRIED
#229-20-2023 D. Elliott – R. Maguire
THAT we acknowledge receipt of the Public Service Announcement from the Manitoulin Health Center. CARRIED
#230-20-2023 D. Elliott – R. Maguire
BE IT RESOLVED THAT in accordance with By-law # 02-02 as amended and Section 239 of the Municipal Act, as amended, Council proceed to a Closed Session at 7:10 p.m. in order to attend to a matters pertaining to:
a) Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
#231-20-2023 R. Maguire – D. Elliott
THAT we adjourn from our Closed Session at 7:23 p.m., accept the Minutes of the previous closed session, and resume our Regular Meeting. CARRIED
#232-20-2023 R. Maguire – D. Elliott
THAT we authorize the Mayor and CAO to enter into a Contract for Legal Services with Wishart Law LLP. CARRIED
#233-20-2023 R. Maguire – D. Elliott
THAT we adjourn at 7:24 p.m., until the next regular meeting or call of the Chair. CARRIED
Brenda Reid, MAYOR Heidi Ferguson, CLERK
*These Minutes have been circulated but are not considered Official until approved by Council.