March 20, 2015 Council Minutes
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The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

M I N U T E S

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

March 20th, 2015
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews - Ward 1
Peter Frost - Ward 2
Gary French - Ward 3
Ken Williams - Ward 3
E.A. (Ted) Christie - Ward 4
John Pepperell - Ward 4
Rick Zanussi - Ward 4
Grant Walker - Ward 6

Council Members Absent:
Councillors:
Tom Lundy - Ward 1
Ian Mead - Ward 5

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi – CAO/Clerk

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

15-029
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the March 20th, 2015 Council Agenda be approved.

Carried.

3. REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

15-030
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 20th, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre (CB&DC)

Mr. Bill Spinney, General Manager of the CB&DC, addressed Council and gave a brief background on the mandate of the organization and the financial request for operating expenses submitted to the Township. The CB&DC is a lender of last resort to businesses and is prepared to take risks that banks are not.

Mr. Spinney then gave Council a brief update on the CIINO project which CB&DC is acting as the lead for in leveraging funds for the next three years with the support of local municipalities and FedNor to have an Economic Development Officer for the area. Depending on the number of partners, the financial request is approximately $5,000 to $6,000 for each of the next three years.

ii) REDAC Marketing Sub-Committee
Mr. Dave Rushton, Chair and Lynn Middaugh, Member spoke to Council and gave a brief background of REDAC and the objectives of the Tourism Summit being proposed. The financial request is for $555.00 and the objective of the Summit is to define roles and responsibilities and prevent any duplication of efforts. A key partner in the Summit project is Explorers Edge (RTO 12) who is helping to offset costs.

iii) Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Perry Harris, Executive Director and Gayle Burrows gave a brief background on the role of the Chamber of Commerce and the role it plays in the area. The main function of the Chamber is to educate, promote and provide networking opportunities to local businesses. The new initiative is to help fund a mobile kiosk through Information Parry Sound for a donation of $6,000 to help promote local businesses and activities in the area.

Reeve Ketchum thanked all three parties for clarifying matters for Council and indicated Council would consider their financial requests.

5. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) NICKEL, Bruce et al
   543 Georgian Bay Water

15-031
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the application to purchase the 66 foot shore road allowance fronting 543 Georgian Bay Water on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines, and conditional upon the Ministry of Natural Resources releasing the shore road allowance from within the boundaries of the Massasauga Provincial Park which will allow the Township to stop up, close and convey the shore road allowance to the applicants.

Carried.

ii) SCHROEDER, Darin and Jacqueline
    62 Cline Drive

15-032
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 62 Cline Drive on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines, and subject to a deeming by-law being registered against the applicants' property, thereby allowing the portions to merge.

Carried.

6. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-033
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

Carried.

7. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PLANNING COMMITTEE
   Lindsay, Donald
   Island B-216 (Florence Island) Conger

15-034
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

WHEREAS mediation proceedings occurred on March 12, 2015, between Township representatives and those representing Florence Island;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township's solicitor be informed Council maintains its position, as stated in Council Resolution No. 14-005, that it is not willing to purchase these lands as a settlement option with respect to Ontario Municipal Board Case No. PS121030.

Carried.

ii) ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE
    Aquaculture and Georgian Bay and the
    Great Lakes Protection Act

15-035
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Walker

WHEREAS the Great Lakes Protection Act 2014 has provisions for the Minister of The Environment to establish Quantitative and Qualitative Targets relating to the quality of water and Protection of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River system;

AND WHEREAS the Annex 4, Nutrient of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement has interim loadings for total phosphorous concentrations and phosphorous load targets, but aquaculture is not included in the concentration limits;

AND WHEREAS the Province of Ontario is concerned with the high levels of phosphorous currently found in run off waters from agriculture in Southern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS one of the results of fish farming is high levels of phosphorous in open water cage aquaculture such as the ones in Georgian Bay/ Lake Huron;

AND WHEREAS the Blue Green Algae and associated toxic blooms that are found in the waters of Georgian Bay are a direct result of phosphorous loading in the lake and maybe exacerbated by open water aquaculture;

AND WHERAS Ontario is the only jurisdiction in the Great Lakes Basin to allow aquaculture operations to be carried out in open waters;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of The Archipelago direct staff to comment on the Environmental Registry regarding the Great Lakes Protection Act, and forward copies of these comments to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Carried.

Council requested that the following Ministers be copied: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment Canada; Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Natural Resources; Ministry of the Environment; Ministry of Agriculture; The Honourable Tony Clement M.P.; Norm Miller M.P.P., and the Georgian Bay Association.

8. CLOSED MEETING

15-036
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss personnel issues and labour relations.

Carried.

9. OPEN MEETING

15-037
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 12:05 a.m.

Carried.

Staff was given direction to bring forward resolutions to the April Council meeting that will deal with a number of Human Resources issues such as the Township Christmas Party, Council recognition awards, and other various staff policies.

Council recessed for lunch and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

10. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-038
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the March 2015 Council Correspondence listing.

Carried.

11. OTHER BUSINESS

i) POINTE AU BARIL NURSING STATION/AMBULANCE BASE

Mr. Hachigian, Manager of Building and Planning gave Council an update on the status of the project and the new position of EMS regarding the maximum financial contribution they would agree to. Staff is currently undertaking a review of potential locations and their financial implications and will report back to Council with details.

ii) POINTE AU BARIL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (PABERT)

Council was informed that staff has recently received a call from Dennis Trinaistich who indicated that he has been retained by PABERT and is seeking financial support for the group from the Township.

Councillor Williams asked that the minutes reflect that it was PABIA's position that the lawyer was to have exploratory talks with the Township on EMS calls and PABERT and that it was not involving any request for financial support.

iii) TAX WRITE-OFFS

15-039
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following tax write-offs for 2015:

TOTAL SOUTH: $ 5,386.54
TOTAL NORTH: $11,850.36

Carried.

iv) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
     SUPPORT OF WARD 2 APPOINTMENT – ONE REPRESENTATIVE

15-040
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the appointment of Mayor McGarvey of the Town of Parry Sound to represent Ward 2 for the 2015 – 2018 term.

Carried.

v) MUNICIPALITY OF MAGNETAWAN
   ALMAGUIN FISH IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (AFIA)
   MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES (MNR) ENDS
   FISH STOCKING PROGRAM

15-041
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

WHEREAS the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association (AFIA) is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving recreational fishing in local lakes for the past 35 years, and its Fish Stocking Program is fully funded by fundraising efforts;

AND WHEREAS the local office of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has informed the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association (AFIA) of its decision to shut down the AFIA's Fish Stocking Program in Magnetawan;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports Resolution No. 2015-96 regarding a petition by the Municipality of Magnetawan to request the Ministry of Natural Resources to direct the local MNR office to enter into a long-term agreement addressing the reinstatement of the valuable fish Hatchery Stocking Program at Magnetawan.

Carried.

vi) COMMUNICATIONS BANK
    COUNCILLOR GRANT WALKER

Council discussed the suggestion of the Chair to create a bank of potential material for newsletters that Associations could use and agreed that staff look at options of how to implement.

vii) REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
    (REDAC) - PARTNERING WITH RTO12 TO HOST TOURISM SUMMIT

15-042

Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a contribution of $555.55 to partner with RTO12 to host a Tourism Summit to examine communication and marketing gaps in the West Parry Sound area, as recommended by the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).

Carried.

12. BY-LAWS

i) PARRY SOUND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
   MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

Item deferred at request of Councillor Andrews, Councils representative on the Chamber Board.

ii) TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN
    FIRE PROTECTION AGREEMENT – CRANE LAKE AREA

15-07
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law Number 15-07, being a By-law to enter into a Fire Protection Agreement between the Township of The Archipelago and the Township of Seguin for the Crane Lake area, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of March, 2015.

Carried.

13. OTHER BUSINESS

i) COMMUNITY BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE – CIINO REQUEST

15-043
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago support the CIINO request with a donation of up to $6,000 per year for the next three years for an Economic Development Officer;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council increases the current CB&DC contribution to $2,000 for 2015.

Carried.

ii) WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE- FUND RAISING EVENT

15-044
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council agrees to three Council members attending the fundraising dinner and their spouses;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the cost for the fundraiser be an eligible expense to be claimed on their monthly submissions.

Carried.

14. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

15-08
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

That By-law Number 15-08, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on March 20th, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of March, 2015.

Carried.

15. ADJOURNMENT

15-045
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on March 20th, 2015 be adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________      ___________________________
Peter Ketchum, Reeve                     Stephen P. Kaegi, CAO/Clerk

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