Minutes of meeting

held on Thursday, January 21, 2010 10:00 – 12 noon

South River Town Office

Present:  Merv Mulligan, McMurrich/Monteith; Gilbert Lane, Ryerson; Jessica Busch, FedNor Intern WORC; Brenda Scott, Village of South River, WORC; Chetna Sharma, MNDMF; Jim Coleman, South River; Mary Anne Love, Perry; John Dunn, Perry; Kay Todd, Magnetawan Business Association; Jeff Dickerson, South River; Jim Coleman, South River; Jeff Johnston, Kearney; Mark Urbanski, Magnetawan.


Plus 39 guests.



  1. Welcome
  2. Call to order:  Merv Mulligan, Chair 10:05
  3. Declaration of Pecuniary Interest: 
  4. Guest Speaker: Judy Greene – Judy spoke to the group in a very informative session regarding Ontario’s Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth.  Copies of this presentation are available at the Women’s Own Resource Centre.
  5. Adoption of Minutes of November 2009 and January 2010
  6. AHED Business:
  7. Reports from Community and Resource Partners

7.1     Ministry of Northern Development and Mines and Forestry   Sharma

          7.2     NECO                                                                                 Mayne

          7.3     FedNOR                                                                    Begin

          7.4     Blue Sky                                                                    Buell

          7.5     WORC/South River                                                           Scott

          7.6     Ontario’s Near North                                               Lagace

          7.7     Township of Chisolm                                               Boyle

          7.8     Ryerson, Armour, Burk’s Falls                                          Lane

          7.9     Municipality of Whitestone                                                Moore

7.10   Powassan Economic Development Report                                  Cormier

7.11     McMurrich/Monteith                                             Mulligan

          7.12   Kearney Economic Development                                       Johnston

7.13     Central Almaguin Economic Development Association           Mahon

7.14   Magnetawan Area Business Association                           Tod

7.15   Westwind Forest Services                                                   Munro

          7.16     Citizenship & Immigration(Culture Health Promotion)        Loiselle

          7.17   Almaguin Highlands Inc.                                                   Stewart

          7.18   Municipality of Magnetawan                                            Urbanski

          7.19   Nipissing                                                                    Negrinotti

          7.20   Almaguin Highlands Council for the Arts                                  Sohm

          7.21   Village of South River                                             Dickerson

          7.22   Perry Township                                                      Dunn/Love


8.  Correspondence


9.  In – Camera


  1. Adjournment: 12:00
  2. Next Meeting Date:  Thursday February 18, 2010


Location:  South River Village Office, 63 Marie Street, South River

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