Municipal Council Notes:
November 20, 2019
Resolution Amendment - Museum-Library-Indigenous Knowledge Centre
Council authorized funding applications to the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for $171,000 and to FedNor for $171,000, in addition to a Municipal contribution of $85,000, and any cost overruns, to remodel the basement of the Sioux Lookout Public Library Building, located at 21 Fifth Avenue, to accommodate the Library, the Sioux Lookout Community Museum, and an Indigenous Knowledge Centre, as a Community Hub.
Municipal Modernization Program
Council authorized staff to submit an Expression of Interest – Intake 1 Application for funding under the Municipal Modernization Program; the Expression of Interest request funding includes a Municipal Service Delivery Review, line by line audit of the Municipal budget and IT solutions or process improvements, to achieve cost savings and efficiencies.
In a written report to Council, Michelle Larose, CAO, states, “The Provincial Government has a mandate to make the Province more fiscally responsible and in doing so, have implemented a Regional Governance Review, OneTime Funding program to municipalities to assist in finding efficiencies in their operations and streamline costs and the Audit an Accountability Fund for large urban municipalities. The most recent funding program has been announced which is the Municipal Modernization Program.”
Information Report: Final Official Plan including Minister's Modifications
Council received this Information Report regarding the approved Official Plan. Council adopted the amendments to the Official Plan as made by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and directs staff to append the Ministry-approved version of the Official Plan to By-law No. 84-18, Being a By-law to Adopt an Official Plan for The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.
REPORT FROM CLOSED SESSION
Council passed the following resolution respecting appoints to and resignations from Committees:
Council approved amending Schedule "A" to By-law No. 92-18 (Being a By-law to Make Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees), by adding
• Ben Bye and Keith Lawrance to the Day Care Advisory Committee;
• Nicholas Costello to the Economic Development Commission;
and further Council approved amending Schedule "A" to By-law No. 92-18 (Being a By-law to Make Appointments to Various Boards, Commissions and Committees), by deleting Katie Positano from the Economic Development Commission.
Council expressed their appreciation to Ms. Positano for her service on the Economic Development Commission upon receiving her resignation.