March 18, 2011 Council Agenda
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REVISED
AGENDA

for the
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Friday, March 18th, 2011
 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

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 18th, 2010, be approved.

4.         DEPUTATIONS

9:00   a.m.     AUSTIN PENFOLD - Commendation

10:00 a.m.     GEORGIAN BAY COUNTRY  - 2011 Activities  

Anna Marie Harris, Manager of Georgian Bay Country

10:10 a.m.     ARTS ON THE BAY - 2011 REQUEST FOR FUNDING

Joan Emery, Secretary-Treasurer

10:20 a.m.    POINTE AU BARIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                       2011 REQUEST FOR FUNDING

Matthew French, President


5.        CLOSED MEETING – LEGAL MATTER

11-      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

11-      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

i)          PLEASANT COVE RESORT (BISHOP)
Part Lot 27, Concession 5
Being Parcel 8755 PSNS

Harrison – Pointe au Baril Station Neighbourhood

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Zoning By-law Amendment application and directs staff to circulate it for a future public meeting.

8.         CONSENT APPLICATIONS

9.         SITE PLAN CONTROL

10.       SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

11.       REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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

12.       REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

13.       CORRESPONDENCE

i)          COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the March 2011 Council Correspondence listing.

ii)            PURCHASE OF CROWN RESERVE
  29  B704 (McLaren) Island 
COWPER

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Natural Resources be advised that the Township has no objection to the sale of the Crown Reserve fronting Parcel 7694 P.S.S.S. on Part of Island B704 in the geographic Township of Cowper on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

14.       QUESTION TIME

15.       OTHER BUSINESS

i)             SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE STEAM GENERATORS ON THE GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE

(Tabled at the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 18th, 2011)

11-      WHEREAS Bruce Power is engaged in a multibillion dollar refurbishment project   involving several of the eight Bruce nuclear reactors sited on Lake Huron;

AND WHEREAS the refurbishment project involves the removal and replacement of thousands of corroded and radioactively contaminated tubes and pipes in the primary cooling circuits of the affected reactors, which will remain on-site as radioactive wastes;

AND WHEREAS the refurbishment also involves the removal and replacement of 32 huge radioactive steam generators, each weighing approximately 100 tonnes, each about the size of a school bus, and each containing thousands of radioactively contaminated pipes which carried primary coolant from the core of the nuclear reactor;

AND WHEREAS the pipes inside the old steam generators are contaminated with radioactive fission products such as plutonium, americium, and curium, and with radioactive activation products such as tritium (hydrogen-3) and carbon-14;

AND WHEREAS the radioactive contaminants inside the old steam generators include alpha-emitters, beta-emitters and gamma-emitters, some of which have half-lives measured in decades, centuries or even millennia;

AND WHEREAS the decontamination efforts carried out by Bruce Power have not succeeded in removing all radioactive contamination from these old steam generators;

AND WHEREAS Bruce Power has signed a contract with the Studsvik company in Sweden to receive and dismantle 32 of these old radioactive steam generators form the Bruce Nuclear Complex, to recycle as much of the less contaminated metal as possible for commercial use as scrap metal (up to 90 percent of the total metal in the steam generators), and to return the more contaminated portions to Bruce Power to be stored as radioactive waste;

AND WHEREAS the recycling of radioactive materials from nuclear reactors as scrap metal for commercial use should not be countenanced or encouraged;

AND WHEREAS Bruce Power has announced that it intends to ship the old steam generators through the Great Lakes, down the St. Lawrence River, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Studsvik in Sweden;

AND WHEREAS shipping radioactive waste from nuclear reactors through the Great Lakes is a practice which should not be allowed because of the potential for long-lived radioactive contamination;

AND WHEREAS the stigma attached to shipments of radioactive waste from reactors will affect people-s peace of mind and property values along the transportation route, especially if an accident involving those shipments were to occur;

AND WHEREAS the shipment of old steam generators through the Great Lakes will set a dangerous precedent for other shipments of radioactive reactor waste materials in future;

AND WHEREAS the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River system together comprise close to 20% of the world’s surface freshwater; and are a source of drinking water for over 40 million people and a $4 billion fisheries; and which support an amazingly diverse and fragile ecosystem;

AND WHEREAS the Great Lakes are currently compromised by radioactive contamination through routine emissions and accidental releases at upwards of 50 nuclear sites; this radioactive burden continues to this day and should not be compounded and endorsed by radioactive steam generator shipments;

AND WHEREAS Bruce Power’s plan for transporting radioactive steam generators to Sweden has never come under public scrutiny with consultation, either by citizens and local governments along the trucking and shipping routes, or by provincial, state or national governments, or by Native American Indian tribal peoples of the USA, or by the several nations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and the sovereign governments of Aboriginal peoples living beside treaty and traditional ancestral waterways of the proposed Great Lakes/St. Lawrence route, or by International bodies such as the International Joint Commission;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago:

1)    Is opposed in principle to any shipment through the Great Lakes of radioactive waste or radioactively contaminated equipment from the decommissioning, refurbishment, or routine operation of nuclear reactors;

2)    Urge the governments of Canada and the U.S.A., as well as the indigenous and sovereign governments of Native American Indian tribal peoples of the U.S.A., and the several nations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and the Aboriginal peoples living beside treaty and traditional ancestral waterways of the proposed Great Lakes/St. Lawrence router, to insist that the shipment of old nuclear steam generators through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River not take place;

3)    Urge the governments to recognize used nuclear steam generators as radioactive waste; they have always been regarded as radioactive waste and should always be regarded as radioactive waste;

4)    Urge that these authorities declare that radioactive wastes and radioactively contaminated equipment from decommissioned or refurbished nuclear reactors, or from routine operation of nuclear reactors, shall not be allowed to be shipped through or trucked alongside the Great Lakes or the St. Lawrence River.

ii)         PURCHASE OF LANDS FROM MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

WOODS BAY TRANSFER SITE

Part of Lot 41, Concession 4, being Part 1 of 42R-5497

CONGER

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago agrees to purchase from Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Ontario, represented by the Minister of Transportation for the Province of Ontario, Part 1 of Plan 42R-5497 in Part of Lot 41, Concession 4, in the geographic Township of Conger, for the sum of $1.00 plus H.S.T. if applicable, as outlined in the Offer to Purchase;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township agrees to the conditions as set out in the Offer to Purchase;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Reeve and Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk are hereby authorized to execute all documents in connection with the purchase of the land mentioned above.

iii)           CANADORE COLLEGE

TOWN OF PARRY SOUND REQUEST FOR CONTRIBUTION

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a contribution in  the amount of $____________________to the Canadore College and Related Infrastructure Works Project on Parry Sound Drive in the Town of Parry  Sound.

iv)           DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION

SPRING MEETING – APRIL 29, 2011

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following   Council Members to attend the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association’s       Spring Meeting in McKellar on Friday, April 29, 2011:

________________________________________________________________            _____________________________________________________________.

v)            NORTH BAY DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT

THE PRICE OF EATING WELL

11-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The  Archipelago supports the Resolution dated February 23, 2011 of the North Bay   Parry Sound District Health Unit on its stance regarding advocacy work in the areas of the social determinants of health and food security, recognizing the  impact these factors have on health outcomes;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports, in principle, the directions and process proposed by the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council (SARAC) for a comprehensive review of Ontario’s income security    system;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Province consults with Northern  Ontario Health Units, as key stakeholders in the Social Service sector, through  the process established to  review Ontario’s income security system, and that this review be completed as soon as possible.

16.       BY-LAWS

i)             SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW 

HOFF, Brent and Jocelyne |
Part of Lot 21, Concession 6, COWPER

11- Being a By-law to declare to be surplus and to stop up, close and sell a certain allowance for road set out and described as part of the original shore road allowance lying in front of Lot 21 in Concession 6, in the geographic Township of Cowper, now in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-19299.

ii)            APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL WEED INSPECTOR

11- Being a By-law to appoint Glenn Kargus, Manager of Public Works and Facilities, a Municipal Weed Inspector as required under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O.            1990.

iii)           PARRY SOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY

11- Being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute a renewal agreement for Library Service for the year ending December 31, 2011, with the Parry Sound Public Library.

iv)        PLEASANT COVE RESORT INC. 

Part Lot 2, Concession 5

Part 2 on Plan 42R-6131, HARRISON

11- Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a development agreement between Pleasant Cove Resort Inc., and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago.

v)         BISHOP

Part Lot 2, Concession 5  
Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-19305, HARRISON

11- Being a By-law to designate Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-19305, located in Part of Lot 27, Concession 5, in the geographic Township of Harrison as site plan control areas.

17.       NOTICES OF MOTION

18.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11- Being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on March 18, 2011.

19.       ADJOURNMENT

 

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