MNBP SPECIAL Council Meeting Minutes March 3, 2021 – Fire Chief Recruitment

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Members Present: Mayor Milt McIver, Councillor Laurie (Smokey) Golden, Councillor James Mielhausen, Councillor Megan Myles (via Zoom)

Members Absent: Deputy Mayor Debbie Myles

Staff Present: Peggy Van Mierlo-West, Chief Administrative Officer, Cathy Addison, Clerk, Tessa Swanton, Deputy Clerk

Others Present: Nil

Note: Some members of Council and staff were present in the Council Chamber and the meeting was held via zoom, an electronic platform, for members of the public to attend.

Note: In the absence of the ability to vote by a show of hands, in accordance with By-law No. 2021-08 Section 3-64.3, Council votes will be recorded for resolutions presented at electronic Council meetings.

Due to potential technical difficulties, the Clerk attempted to contact the Deputy Mayor via telephone and left a voicemail. 

Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof

Mayor McIver called the meeting to order at 9:12 a.m. and Council members were reminded to disclose any pecuniary interest and the general nature thereof that may arise during the meeting.

Approval of the Agenda

Resolution #08-01-2021, Moved by J. Mielhausen, Seconded L. Golden

THAT the content of the agenda be approved, as printed.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried. Carried

Consideration of Agenda Items

There are no Agenda Items for Special Council Meeting No. 21-08, March 3, 2021.

Other Business

There was no Other Business for Special Council Meeting No. 21-08, March 3, 2021.

Reading of By-Laws

Resolution #08-02-2021, Moved by M. Myles, Seconded by J. Mielhausen

By-law No. 2021-23

Being a By-Law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Special Council Meeting of The 

Corporation of The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula Held Wednesday, March 3, 2021

That the listed by-law(s) be given 1st, 2nd, and 3rd reading, and enacted.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried. Carried

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 (Fire Chief Recruitment Update).

Closed Session

Resolution #08-03-2021, Moved by L. Golden, Seconded by J. Mielhausen

That Council moves into Closed Session at 9:14 a.m. 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 (Fire Chief Recruitment Update).

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried. Carried

Reconvene from Closed Session to Resume Council Meeting

Resolution #08-04-2021, Moved by M. Myles, Seconded by L. Golden

That Council reconvenes from Closed Session at 10:06 a.m. and resumes the Council meeting.

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried. Carried

Mayor McIver advised that Council had been provided an update on the Fire Chief recruitment process and direction was provided to Staff. 

Adjournment 

Resolution #08-05-2021, Moved by M. Myles, Seconded by L. Golden

THAT the meeting adjourns at 10:06 a.m. 

The Clerk proceeded to call and record the votes of Council:

Councillor Golden: Yes

Councillor Mielhausen: Yes

Councillor Myles: Yes

Mayor McIver: Yes 

The Clerk announced that the motion was carried. Carried