MNBP Special Council Meeting March 23, 2020 – Labour Relations/Employee Negotiations

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MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Milt McIver, Deputy Mayor Debbie Myles, Councillor Laurie (Smokey) Golden, Councillor James Mielhausen, Councillor Megan Myles

STAFF PRESENT: Clerk, Mary Lynn Standen 

OTHERS PRESENT: Kelly Graham, Human Resources Lawyer 

DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. and Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest and the general nature thereof that may arise during the course of the meeting.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #15-01-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT the content of the agenda be approved as presented. 

Carried

ADOPTION OF THE MINUTES

There are no Minutes to adopt for Special Council Meeting No. 19-15, March 23, 2020.

PUBLIC MEETING

There is no Public Meeting for Special Council Meeting No. 19-15, March 23, 2020.

DELEGATION

There is no Delegation for Special Council Meeting No. 19-15, March 23, 2020.

CONSIDERATION OF AGENDA ITEMS

There are no Agenda Items for Special Council Meeting No. 19-15, March 23, 2020.

OTHER BUSINESS 

Deputy Mayor Myles read aloud a written statement recommending that the Municipality be shut down immediately noting that emergency businesses are open, visitors are at Parks Canada, open Council Meetings and an office full of staff. She noted that the Federal Government sent staff home with pay and that anyone over the age of 70 or with an underlying health issue should self-isolate. She indicated that it is her opinion that only emergency decisions should be addressed. 

Discussion ensued with respect to short term accommodation and Airbnb rentals. Council noted that rentcottage.com has announced its decision to cease operations for a set period of time. 

CORRESPONDENCE

There is no Correspondence for Special Council Meeting No. 19-15, March 23, 2020.

READING OF BY-LAWS

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #15-02-2020 Seconded by L. Golden

THAT the following listed by-law be given 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading and enacted:

2020-39 BEING A BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING OF THE CORPORATION OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA HELD MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020. Carried

CLOSED SESSION

Mayor McIver advised that Council was moving into Closed Session pursuant to Section 239(2) of The Municipal Act, 2001, S.O 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: b) personal matters about an identifiable individual including Municipal or local board members, and, d) labour relations or employee negotiations, (Administration Staff, Lion’s Head Marina Staff and Lion’s Head Campground Staff).

Mayor McIver indicated that the Closed Session discussion will include management of the Lion’s Head Camp and Marina and Cheri Hofstrand. 

At approximately 9:46 a.m., Deputy Mayor Myles declared a conflict of interest in that the “discussion is about my daughter” and she left the Council Chambers at this time. 

Moved by M. Myles Resolution #15-03-2020 Seconded by J. Mielhausen

THAT Council move into closed meeting at 9:22 a.m. pursuant to Section 239 of The Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, for the following reasons: b) personal matters about an identifiable individual including Municipal or local board members, and, d) labour relations or employee negotiations, (Administration Staff, Lion’s Head Marina Staff and Lion’s Head Campground Staff). 

Carried

RECONVENE FROM “CLOSED SESSION” TO RESUME COUNCIL MEETING

Moved by J. Mielhausen Resolution #15-04-2020 Seconded by Myles

THAT Council reconvenes from Closed Session at 11:26 a.m. and resumes the Council meeting.

Carried 

Deputy Mayor Myles resumed her place in the meeting at this time. 

Mayor McIver indicated that direction has been provided to staff and the Human Resources lawyer.

ADJOURNMENT 

Moved by L. Golden Resolution #15-05-2020 Seconded by M. Myles

THAT the meeting adjourns at 11:27 a.m.

Carried