April 17th, 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

April 17th, 2015
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews - Ward 1
Tom Lundy - Ward 1
Peter Frost - Ward 2
Gary French - Ward 3
Ken Williams - Ward 3
John Pepperell - Ward 4
Rick Zanussi - Ward 4
Ian Mead - Ward 5
Grant Walker - Ward 6

Council Members Absent:
Councillor:
E.A. (Ted) Christie Ward 4

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

15-046
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the April 17th, 2015 Council Agenda be approved.

Carried.

3. REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

15-047
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Mead

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

Carried.

CLOSED MEETING

15-048
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Closed Meetings of Council Committee meetings held on March 19, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) PARRY SOUND POWER & SAIL SQUADRON
   SAFE BOATING AWARENESS WEEK (May 16 – 22, 2015)

Mr. John Mason, Chair of the Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron requested that Council declare the week of May 16-22, 2015, as Safe Boating Awareness Week in the Township of The Archipelago.

15-049
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Walker

WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago enjoys miles of shore line and many islands on Georgian Bay;

AND WHEREAS each year, hundreds of cottagers use boats to get to their cottages or to travel through those islands;

AND WHEREAS we recognize the importance of boating safety;

AND WHEREAS along with Parry Sound Power and Sail Squadron, we support North American Safe Boating Awareness Week;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council proclaims May 16 – 22, 2015, as Safe Boating Week in the Township of The Archipelago.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council instructs staff to add the safe boating material to the Township website.

Carried.

ii) WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE

Mr. Donald Sanderson, CEO for the West Parry Sound Health Centre, gave Council an annual update on the State of Health Care in Our Community. Mr. Sanderson covered the ongoing success in doctor recruitment and the fact that now all seven municipalities have agreed to fund this initiative. Reeve Ketchum indicated that as per the Township's prior commitment that if all area municipalities came on board financially in this initiative The Archipelago as an incentive would increase its contribution. The Township will now implement this commitment.

Mr. Sanderson went on to talk about the new funding formula for the hospital and he is confident that the hospital year-end operating numbers will be balanced. The overall budget for the hospital is approximately $50,000,000. Other areas covered in Mr. Sanderson's update dealt with nursing stations, 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, and services provided by Air Ornge.

Reeve Ketchum expressed Council's gratitude to Mr. Sanderson for his key involvement in the Pointe au Baril Nursing/Ambulance Station project and ensuring its success.

5. BY-LAWS

i) SMITH, Malek
   Island No. B-433
   Being Parcel 1096 PSSS
   in front of the geographic Township of Cowper

A2062-15
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

THAT By-law Number A2062-15, being a By-law to amend By-law A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, for Island No. B-433, being Parcel 1096 PSSS, in front of the geographic Township of Cowper, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of April, 2015.

Carried.

6. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) CARSON, Adam and Seana-Lyn
   135 Healey Lake Water

15-050
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 135 Healey Lake Water, 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.

7. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-051
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.

8. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PLANNING COMMITTEE
   LANEK LIMITED (McCurdy)/ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT
   Part Lot 16, Concession 10, being Remaining
   Parcel 20696 PSSS, Conger

15-052
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

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.

Carried.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

i) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION

15-053
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council Members to attend the April 24th, 2015, Spring Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association at Callendar, Ontario:   Councillor Grant Walker

Carried.

ii) COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

15-054
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following appointments in the absence of the Chair:

Human Resources Committee:
John Pepperell, Co-chair
Rick Zanussi, Co-chair

Planning Committee:
Peter Frost, Chair
Grant Walker, Vice-chair

Holiday Cove Marina:
John Pepperell, Member

Carried.

iii) HENVEY INLET WIND LP FOR A TRANSMISSION LINE
     TOWNSHIP PROPERTY PT LOCATION CL224 SHAWANGA

15-055
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

WHEREAS Planning has commenced for the construction of a transmission line to deliver electricity from the Henvey Inlet Wind Energy Centre located on the proposed Henvey Inlet Wind Energy Centre to the Ontario electricity grid;

AND WHEREAS Henvey LP requires access to Township property described as PIN 520930450 being Pt Location CL224 Shawanaga;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for The Archipelago authorizes CanACRE, Toronto, ON, to conduct a study of the subject property as it relates to this project.

Carried.

iv) WEST PARRY SOUND OPEN DATA PROJECT

Council discussed the West Parry Sound Open Data Project and that Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Williams, and several staff members will be attending a meeting on May 8th at the Parry Sound Curling Club. The Honourable Tony Clement will be present to support this initiative.

v) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FUNDING

Councillor Walker, as a result of his attendance at the OPP Community Advisory Committee meeting, informed Council on the local detachment's understanding of the new funding formula and their attempt to answer a series of questions. A request has been submitted to have a representative of the OPP Municipal Policing Division attend and speak to the Advisory Committee next month.

10. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-056
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Mead

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

11. OTHER BUSINESS

vi) SAFE QUIET LAKES

Councillor Mead reported on a meeting he attended with Councillor Frost at the recent Safe Quiet Lakes group in Port Carling. Councillor Mead requested that the Boater's Code be added to the Township's website as well as in future newsletters to help educate boaters in the area.

vii) TOWN OF PARRY SOUND – SPORTS COMPLEX

Reeve Ketchum informed Council that at the recent Heads of Council meeting, the Mayor for Parry Sound indicated that they would like to see a Sports Complex which includes a pool, built in Parry Sound and supported by the area municipalities. Reeve Ketchum indicated that The Archipelago would be supportive if the financial formula was based on permanent population and user fees. It was indicated that capital financing and funding might be available; however, many expressed the concern about the operating expense for such a facility.

viii) REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (REDAC)

Reeve Ketchum requested that Council reconsider its position regarding REDAC as there is no longer a financial cost or obligation for membership.

15-057
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago agrees to become a member of REDAC.

Carried.

12. BY-LAWS

i) SET AND LEVY THE RATES OF TAXATION FOR 2015

15-09
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 15-09, being a By-law to Set and Levy the Rates of Taxation for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of April, 2015.

Carried.

ii) SET TAX RATIOS FOR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES FOR 2015

15-10
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Frost

THAT By-law Number 15-10, being a By-law to Set Tax Ratios for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of April, 2015.

Carried.

iii) ESTABLISH CAPPING PARAMETERS FOR 2015 FOR
     COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CLASSES

15-11
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 15-11, being a By-law to establish the Capping Parameters for the 2015 Final Taxes for Commercial and Industrial Classes, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of April, 2015.

Carried.

13. OTHER BUSINESS

Reeve Ketchum declared a pecuniary interest and pulled back from the Council table.

ix) SPRINGHAVEN

15-058
Moved by Councillor Gary French
Seconded by Councillor Ian Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago agrees to cover fifty percent of the legal costs regarding the financial assistance role that the municipality may play in the potential transaction.

Carried.

14. CLOSED MEETING

15-059
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 11:40 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss a legal matter regarding Thurber and then followed by personnel and labour relations.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

15-060
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 12:10 p.m.

Carried.

15-061
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago agrees to the following recommendations of the Human Resources Committee:

1. That Council continues to support the position that remuneration for employees be in the 75th percentile and as a result of the termination of the inter- 
    municipal agreement the CAO position requires adjustment;
2. That the Recognition and Rewards Program for Senior Management remain unchanged and the non-management program be raised as discussed;
3. That the Service Recognition continues while the Council Program is terminated effective January 1, 2015;
4. That the 2015 Christmas Party be cancelled;
5. That Council shall hold a reception in the Council Chambers to give out Service Recognition awards; and
6. That a survey be undertaken of staff on how they view the organization, management, Council, etc.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council establishes a Social Committee with a budget and whose members shall be one member of Council, one Supervisor, one internal non-management staff member and one external non-management staff member. The Social Committee is to report back to Council with recommendations.

Carried.

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

15. CLOSED MEETING

Councillor French declared a pecuniary interest and left the meeting.

15-062
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 12:45 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss a legal matter regarding Small Claims Court action.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

15-063
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 1:20 p.m.

Carried.

15-064
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the Reeve to use Strategy Corp as per conditions agreed upon by Council.

Carried.

16. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

15-12
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

That By-law Number 15-12, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 17th, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of April, 2015.

Carried.

17. ADJOURNMENT

15-065
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 17th, 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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