February 19, 2016 Council Agenda
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AGENDA

for the

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Friday, February 19th, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Council Chamber

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

1.         CALL TO ORDER

            i) National Anthem

            ii) Approval of Agenda

           iii)  Announcement of Public Meetings

2.         DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            i)          Regular Meeting Of Council

                        Pages: 1-6

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 15, 2016, be approved.

            ii)         Steering Committee Meetings

                        Pages: 7-11

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Steering Committees held on January 14, 2016, be approved.

4.         DEPUTATIONS

            9:10    a.m.     Staff Recognition Awards

                        John Chateauvert    – 5 years

                        Elke Dyck                  – 10 years

                        Doug MacLeod         – 10 years

           9:30 a.m.        Andrea Gaspar, CEO; Ashleigh Laughren, Programming Co-ordinator; and Terry Zanussi, Chair. Parry Sound Public Library

                                    Pages: 12-13

           9:45 a.m.        Heather Murch, Parry Sound Chamber of Commerce

                                    Pages: 14-15

           10:00 a.m.      Pamela Ford, OPP Sergeant, Contract Analyst, Municipal Policing Bureau

                                    Pages: 16-32

5.         CLOSED MEETING

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at _____________ a.m./p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended.

            OPEN MEETING

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at ___________ a.m./p.m.

6.         UNFINISHED PLANNING BUSINESS

7.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

8.         CONSENT APPLICATIONS

9.         SITE PLAN CONTROL

10.       SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

            i)          COLAIEZZI, Lyle et al                                                         I. Mead

                        111 Blackstone Lake Water

                        Pages: 33-35

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 111 Blackstone Lake Water on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines and directs staff to forward the $1,000 deposit provided by the applicants to the Township’s solicitor to be applied against the legal fees required to complete the transaction.

             ii)         BOTA, Anthony and KEENAN, Carolyn                               D. Ashley

                         79 Georgian Bay Water                                                     J. Pepperell

                                                                                                                R. Zanussi

                         Pages: 36-38

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 79 Georgian Bay Water on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines and directs staff to forward the $3,000 deposit provided by the applicants to the Township’s solicitor to be applied against the legal fees required to complete the transaction.

11.       REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

                        Pages: 39-49

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Report of the    Chief Administrative Officer as distributed.

12.       REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

13.       CORRESPONDENCE

           i)         Council Correspondence

                      Pages: 50-54

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the February 2016 Council Correspondence listing.

14.       QUESTION TIME

15.       OTHER BUSINESS

           i)        Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Opposing the Waukesha Water Diversion Application

                      Pages: 55-61

16-      WHEREAS the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin represents approximately 20% of the world’s freshwater resource and supports the third largest economy in the world; and

WHEREAS the City Waukesha, WI has applied to use water from Lake Michigan as its source of drinking water to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as it is located in a county straddling the water division line outlined in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement; and

WHEREAS the application does not meet the terms of the Compact, as there are significant questions about the necessity of the diversion to meet the drinking water quantity and quality needs of Waukesha and other concerns; and

WHEREAS the precedent-setting nature of the Waukesha water diversion and application is of great concern to the Mayors of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council for the Township of The Archipelago, as a member of the GLSLCI, supports Resolution 2016-1B of the Board of Directors of GLSLCI, attached as Schedule “A”, which will be considered at the Board of Directors meeting on February 11, 2016; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council for the Township of The Archipelago intends to adopt this resolution once it has been approved by the Board of Directors of the GLSLCI.

            ii)         2016 FONOM/MMAH Northeastern Municipal Conference – May 11th-13th, 2016

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council member is approved to attend the FONOM/MMAH Northeastern Municipal Conference in Timmins at the McIntyre Community Centre on May 11th-13th, 2016: Tom Lundy.

            iii)        World Autism Awareness Day – April 2nd, 2016

                        Pages: 62-63

16-      WHEREAS World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd, 2016, in Canada thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day, and

            WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 100,000 Ontarians. Autism Spectrum Disorder is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 94 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and

            WHEREAS ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means it not only manifests itself differently in every individual in whom it appears, but its characteristics will change over the life of each individual as well. A child with ASD will become an adult with ASD; and

            WHEREAS Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community. Since 1973, Autism Ontario has been providing support, information and opportunities for thousands of families across the province; and

            WHEREAS Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day to day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community and

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of the   Archipelago does hereby declare April 2nd, 2016, as World Autism Awareness Day.

            iv)        Council Remuneration – One-Third Tax Deduction

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the continuation of the current practice that one-third of the remuneration paid to the elected members of Council and its local boards is deemed as expenses incident to the discharge of their duties as members of the council or local board;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the continuation of the one-third tax free provision be reconsidered during the next term of Council in accordance with the Municipal Act, c.25, ss 283, S.O. 2001.

            v)         Council Remuneration and Expense Report

                        Pages: 64

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives and approves the 2015 Remuneration and Expense Report for Council Members.

            vi)        Community Support Services. Request for support - Accessible Van – Discussion

            vii)       Township of Wainfleet. Request that Ontario Cancel RFP for Added Wind Power Generation

                        Pages: 65-66

16-      WHEREAS Council for the Township of The Archipelago has received a request for support of a resolution enacted by the Township of Wainfleet regarding the Province of Ontario’s’ RFP for added wind power generation;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports the resolution enacted by the Township of Wainfleet requesting the Province of Ontario not issue any further wind generation contracts until the capacity is required;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy; Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka; and the Township of Wainfleet.

            viii)      District of Parry Sound Municipal Association. 2016 Spring Meeting – April 29th, 2016.

                        Pages: 67-70

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members are approved to attend the Spring Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association in the Township of Kearney at the Kearney Community Centre on April 29th, 2016; ___________________, ___________________, ___________________, ___________________, ___________________.

ix)        The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and Local Authority Services (LAS). Broader Investment Powers

            Pages: 71-72

16-      WHEREAS municipalities are required to invest their reserves in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001 and Ontario Regulation 438/97 (as amended), which specifically outlines allowable investments;

            AND WHEREAS to ensure the sustainability and sound stewardship of the municipality’s investments, the municipality is of the opinion that changes should be made to the Municipal Act, 2001 and Ontario Regulation 438/97 (as amended), to allow for the prudent investment of reserves, if those investments are professionally managed and part of a broader investment strategy;

            AND WHEREAS the Prudent Investor Standard is an industry accepted best practice in effectively managing a portfolio of investments, and the Standard applies to investments, not in isolation, but in the context of the portfolio of investments and as part of an overall strategy, that should incorporate acceptable risk and return objectives suitable to the stakeholders;

            AND WHEREAS the Province is conferring “Prudent Investor” status on the City of Toronto to enable greater diversification in portfolio management;

            AND WHEREAS the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Local Authority Services (LAS), and the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario (MFOA), have long requested that the Prudent Investor Standard apply to all municipal investments that are invested with The One Investment Program;

            AND WHEREAS in 2005, municipalities were granted the ability to invest in longer-term corporate bonds and Canadian equity investments via only the One Investment Program, and One Investment Program has demonstrated strong investment returns for municipalities within these ‘new’ investment sectors;

            AND WHEREAS the institutional portfolio managers utilized by the One Investment Program recommend that the Prudent Investor Standard approach is a more appropriate approach to investing;

            AND WHEREAS operating municipal investments under the Prudent Investor Standard is precluded by the Municipal Act, Eligible Investments, in its current form;

            THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council for the Township of The Archipelago support the request of AMO, LAS, and MFOA to amend Ontario Regulation 438/97 (as amended) of the Municipal Act, 2001, to allow municipalities to invest consistent with the Prudent Investor Standard, is such investments are through the One Investment Program.

            x)         Town of Carleton Place. Evaluation Criteria for Infrastructure Grants

                        Pages: 73-74

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports the resolution enacted by the Town of Carleton Place, requesting that Minister Jeff Leal discontinue the use of the current evaluation criteria that penalized municipalities that plan to maintain their infrastructure and instead distribute all future infrastructure grants to all municipalities utilizing a fair and equitable formula.

            xi)        Northern Communication Services Inc. Operating as “Northern 911”. Remote Agency (Fire Dispatch) Agreement.

                        Pages: 75-76

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorize the CAO to sign an Addendum “A” to be attached to the Remote Agency (Fire Dispatch) agreement with Northern Communications Services Inc.

            xii)       February 17th, 2016 Redac Meeting Update – Joe Villeneuve

16.       BY-LAWS

            i)          Shore Road Allowance By-Law                                        G. Andrews

                        1484 Georgian Bay Water                                               T. Lundy

                        Cleghorn, Robert

                        Pages: 77

16-      Being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shore of Sturgeon Bay of the Georgian Bay in front of Lot 33, Concession 5, in the geographic Township of Harrison, being Part 2 on Plan 42R-9926.

            ii)         Shore Road Allowance By-Law                                        I. Mead

                       Brown, David et al (21 Crane-Country Lane)

                       Foster, John and Janet (19 Crane-Country Lane)

                       Young, David (vacant Crane-Country Lane)

                       Pages: 78

16-      Being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shore of Crane Lake in front of Lot 23, Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Conger, being Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-20405 and Parts 1 – 4 on Plan 42R-20475.                   

17.       NOTICES OF MOTION

18.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

16-      Being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 19th, 2016.

19.       ADJOURNMENT

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