June 12th, 2015 Council Minutes
Council - Council Minutes

The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago
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M I N U T E S


REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

June 12th, 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
Ian Mead Ward - 5
Grant Walker - Ward 6

Council Members Absent:
Councillors:
E.A. (Ted) Christie Ward 4
Rick Zanussi Ward 4

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi – CAO/Clerk

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

15-084
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the June 12th, 2015 Council Agenda be approved.

Carried.

3. REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL MINUTES

15-085
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on May 15th, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

CLOSED MEETING MINUTES

15-086
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Closed Meetings of Council Committee meetings held on May 14th, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST

Bill Lougheed, Executive Director of the GBLT spoke to Council regarding conservation easements and their benefits to the area. Mr. Lougheed then requested that Council consider making amendments to its Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law to further support and strengthen these types of easements.

Mr. Lougheed then indicated that funds had been received from Mr. Wally King to create a plaque which would recognize key founding figures in the creation of The Archipelago, such Dr. Norman Pearson. The request is to place the plaque in the Township Office and to add names to the plaque over time.

Council thanked Mr. Lougheed for his presentation and indicated that they would consider his requests.

5. STAFF RECOGNITION

The following Archipelago staff were recognized for their recent achievements: Mark Macfie for achieving his Certified Building Code Official designation, and Joe Villeneuve and Chris Mahon for the West Parry Sound Geography Network, which received an Award of Excellence from Esri Canada at the User Conference in Thunder Bay.

6. RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEERS IN THE COMMUNITY

The first volunteer to be recognized by Council was Joan Emery who served in many capacities for the Township, such as a Trustee on the West Parry Sound Board of Education before its dissolution. Mrs. Emery was a key figure in the establishment of the Pointe au Baril Arts and Culture Club and a key figure in the famous "Arts on the Bay" summer theatre productions at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre. Finally, Mrs. Emery played an important role in the establishment of the cemetery at Pointe au Baril, now known as Georgian Cliffs Memorial Park, and continues to be a member of the Board.

The second volunteer recognized by Council was Rosita Jones who was the Volunteer Librarian at the Pointe au Baril Public Library for the past seven years.
Following the presentation by Reeve Ketchum, a brief reception took place.

7. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) COULTER, Dallas
   9 Georgian Bay Water

15-087
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 9 Georgian Bay Water, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Carried.

8. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-088
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Mead

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

Carried.

9. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-089
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor French

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

Carried.

10. OTHER BUSINESS

ii) TONY CLEMENT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

15-090
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council and staff to participate in the Tony Clement Charity Golf Tournament on July 6th, 2015 at Muskoka Bay Club in Gravenhurst: Reeve Peter Ketchum, Councillor Peter Frost, Cale Henderson and Joe Villeneuve.

Carried.

iii) POINTE AU BARIL PUBLIC LIBRARY
     RESIGNATION OF ROSITA JONES, VOLUNTEER LIBRARIAN

15-091
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS Rosita Jones has informed the Township of her intent to resign from the position of Volunteer Librarian at the Pointe au Baril Public Library, due to personal reasons;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts with regret, the resignation of Rosita Jones;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council extends its appreciation to Rosita Jones for her time and dedication for the past seven years to the Pointe au Baril Public Library and to the community of Pointe au Baril.

Carried.

iv) POINTE AU BARIL PUBLIC LIBRARY
    APPOINTMENT OF VOLUNTEER LIBRARIAN

15-092
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS the position of volunteer Librarian for the Pointe au Baril Public Library is vacant;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoints Diana Bayley to the position of volunteer Librarian for the Pointe au Baril Public Library.

Carried.

v) POINTE AU BARIL ARTS AND CULTURE CLUB
    ARTS ON THE BAY DINNER THEATRE PERFORMANCES
    AGCO SPECIAL OCCASION PERMIT

15-093
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Arts and Culture Club has scheduled three 'Arts on the Bay' dinner theatre performances on July 8th, July 29th, and August 12th, 2015, at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre under a Special Occasion Permit through the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago designates each of the three Arts on the Bay dinner theatre performances that are scheduled to be held on July 8th, July 29th, and August 12th, 2015, to be declared a Municipally Significant Event in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario requirements for a Special Occasion Permit.

Carried.

vi) NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD – NEW SCHOOL
     REQUEST TO INCLUDE POOL/RECREATION COMPLEX

15-094
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports Resolution No. 15-072 adopted by the Township of Carling, to request the Near North District School Board to consider a process for collaboration regarding the location, design and funding for an area pool/recreation complex to be built in conjunction with the new K-12 school in Parry Sound.

Carried.

vii) THE OJIBWAY CLUB
     WAIVER OF BUILDING PERMIT FEES

15-095
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS The Ojibway Club on the Georgian Bay is a non-profit organization and member fees contribute to the preservation and operation of its historic community centre;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the waiver of building permit fees for 2015 in the amount of $1,260.00.

Councillor Andrews requested a recorded vote.

Yea                                                                            Nay
Councillor Walker                                                       Councillor Andrews
Councillor Mead
Councillor Pepperell
Councillor Williams
Councillor French
Councillor Frost
Councillor Lundy
Carried.

viii) LOBSTERFEST
     WAIVING OF PERMIT FEE FOR TENT

15-096
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

WHEREAS Lobsterfest raises money for the local community through the Pointe au Baril Emergency Response Team (PABERT), a non-profit organization;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the waiver of the permit fee for the tent for 2015, in the amount of $100.00.

Carried.

ix) WEST PARRY SOUND SMART COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

15-097
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Frost

WHEREAS the West Parry Sound SMART Community Committee has been working on the SMART Initiative for approximately three years as a volunteer subcommittee of the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee;

AND WHEREAS the SMART Community Initiative's key objective is to define and develop a Broadband Strategy to deliver affordable ultra-high speed connectivity throughout the West Parry Sound Area and to provide leadership for the adoption of SMART applications, processes, and initiatives that leverage the Broadband to create economic and social value for West Parry Sound.

AND WHEREAS affordable ultra-high speed connectivity is a high priority to the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago;

AND WHEREAS the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago passed Resolution No. 14-075 which supported in principle several SMART Community Committee recommendations;

AND WHEREAS one such recommendation was the preparation of the necessary documents to establish WPS SMARTCO as a Not-For-Profit Corporation, such documents to be to the satisfaction and approval by the area Municipal Partners;

AND WHEREAS the SMART Community Committee has since prepared and circulated to the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago and the other area Municipal Partners the necessary documents to establish WPS SMARTCo. Inc. as a not-for-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chap. C.38;

AND WHEREAS pursuant to such incorporation documents, the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago and the other area Municipal Partners will each be entitled to one membership for a representative individual in WPS SMARTCo. Inc.;

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

     1. Is satisfied by and approves the documents prepared by the SMART Community Committee to establish WPS SMARTCo Inc.
          as a not-for-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations  Act; and

     2. Consents to the SMART Community Committee taking the necessary steps to incorporate WPS SMARTCo. Inc. as 
         a not-for-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act.

Carried.

x) TOWN OF PARRY SOUND RESOLUTION 2015-080
    RAILWAY ASSESSMENT

15- 098
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports Resolution No. 2015-080, passed by the Town of Parry Sound, to request the province to review the methodology for levying municipal property tax on railway assets with a preference that it be based on Current Value Assessment;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports the Town of Parry Sound request that the newly established rates for rights-of-way be retroactive to 1998 and that the assessment evaluations be completed on a regular basis.

Carried.

11. BY-LAWS

i) HENVEY INLET WIND LP FOR A TRANSMISSION LINE
    ACCESS AGREEMENT PIN 522460017 PCL 4668
    PT LOT 25 CON 4 HARRISON

15-18
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

THAT By-law Number 15-18, being a By-law to authorize an agreement with Henvey Inlet Wind LP and Henvey Inlet Wind GP Inc. (collectively, Henvey LP) to permit Henvey Inlet LP access to Township property described as PIN 520930450 being Pt Location CL224 Shawanaga, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of June, 2015.

Carried.

ii) DEEMING BY-LAW
    SCHROEDER, Darin & Jacqueline
    62 Cline Drive

15-19
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 15-19, being a By-law to deem Lot 62 of Plan M-279, in the geographic Township of Conger, not to be a part of a registers plan of subdivision in order that the said lot may merge in title with the shore road allowance being purchased, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of June, 2015.

Carried.

iii) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
     BRUNKE, Catrin and STILIADIS, Nick
     51 and 53 Earl's Road

15-20
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 15-20, being a By-law to declare to be surplus and to stop up, close and sell certain allowances for road set out and described as part of the original shore road allowance lying in front of Lot 19 in Concession 4, in the geographic Township of Conger, designated as Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-18392 and Part 1 on Plan 42R-20337, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of June, 2015.

Carried.

iv) MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION
     REVISED REQUESTER AGREEMENT

15-21
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 15-21, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an Authorized Requester Agreement between the Ministry of Transportation and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago and to Repeal By-law No. 10-41, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of June, 2015.

Carried.

v) METRICS AT WORK AGREEMENT

15-22
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 15-22, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an Agreement with Metrics at Work to undertake a Council/Staff survey, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of June, 2015.

Carried.

12. OTHER BUSINESS

xi) KENLEA CAMP
    SITE 9 FEES

Council referred the letter and the issues identified by Adamanda Ltd. back to the Manager of Public Works for his consideration and recommendation.

xii) POINTE AU BARIL DOCK AND LIGHTHOUSE

Several issues were identified by Council members regarding docks and ramps and the CAO was directed to forward the issues to the Manager of Public Works.

13. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

15-23
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

That By-law Number 15-23, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 12th, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of June, 2015.

14. ADJOURNMENT

15-099
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 12th, 2015, be adjourned at 11:05 a.m.

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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

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