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


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve:
Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Tom Lundy Ward 1
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:
Councillors: Greg Andrews Ward 1
Peter Frost Ward 2
E.A. (Ted) Christie Ward 4

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi – CAO/Clerk
Cale Henderson – Planner
Ray Hachigian – Manager Building/Planning
Joe Villeneuve – Coordinator of GIS Services

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

15-100
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

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

Carried.

3. REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL MINUTES

15-101
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 12th, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

CLOSED MEETING MINUTES

15-102
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Closed Meetings of Council Committee meetings held on June 11th, 2015, be approved as amended.

Carried.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) BRUCE LOEWEN
   Edge Line F.R.

Mr. Loewen spoke to Council concerning his perceived discrimination regarding Edge Line F.R. Mr. Loewen gave a brief history about Edge Line F.R. and the issues with his neighbour and the Township's actions in regards to the issues raised by the Loewens.

Mr. Loewen informed Council about his Freedom of Information request to the Township and asked when he could expect the release of the requested documents. Mr. Loewen was informed by staff of the status and that the release would likely occur next week as it is being finalized.

In concluding his presentation, Mr. Loewen asked that he receive equitable treatment; that the Township follow the law under the Municipal Act.

Reeve Ketchum thanked Mr. Loewen and indicated that Council would respond formally with a letter.

5. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) LANEK LIMITED (McCurdy, Len)/McCURDY, Jane

The Lanek Limited and McCurdy files were deferred at the request of the applicants and their consultant.

ii) SILBERMAN, Henry
    69 Crane-Country Lane

15-103
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of the original shore road allowance fronting 69 Crane-Country Lane on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Carried.

6. PUBLIC MEETING

i) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z04-15
   (LANEK/McCURDY)

At 10:00 a.m., Council held a Public Meeting to consider proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number Z04-15, as follows:

Ray Hachigian called the meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law. Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z04-15.

Mr. Jackson, planning consultant for the applicant, and Mr. McCurdy, applicant, both spoke to Council regarding the application and answered questions.

As there were no other public attendees present to speak in support of or in opposition to the application, the public meeting was declared closed at 10:55 a.m.

ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z05-15
   (DECK, Philip, et al)

At 10:51 a.m., Council held a Public Meeting to consider proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number Z05-15, as follows:

Ray Hachigian called the meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law. Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z05-15.

As there were no attendees present to speak in support of or in opposition to the application, the public meeting was declared closed at 11:14 a.m.

Council recessed for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at 11:15 a.m. and resumed Council business at 11:35 a.m.

7. DEPUTATIONS

ii) STURGEON BAY POINTE AU BARIL RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
    Council's Decision Regarding Phoslock

Helen Tedford, President, and Bill Tedford, addressed Council on behalf of the Sturgeon Bay Pointe au Baril Ratepayers' Association on findings they have learned since Council's decision on phoslock. The Association believes that Council has made the wrong decision and has concerns over the position of Environment Canada in regards to phoslock and remediation as a whole. The negative impact on assessment and sales of properties in the area needs to be addressed especially since there have been no algae blooms since 2012. Invasive species are another major issue that Council will have to deal with and the Association trusts that Council will take a leadership role.

Mr. Tedford spoke to Council about invasive species such as phragmites and Japanese knotweed and the damage that these species can do to the local ecology.

The Reeve thanked Mrs. and Mr. Tedford for their presentations.

8. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

Carried.

9. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
   SIGN PERMIT APPLICATION (SCHELL, STEVEN)
   9 HEALEY LAKE ROAD

15-105
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council allows the relocation of the existing sign on a non-commercially zoned property provided that any and all existing non-conforming signs are removed prior to the relocation of the sign.

Carried.

10. OTHER BUSINESS

i) SHAWANAGA FIRST NATION

Council was informed by the Chief of Shawanaga, Mr. Wayne Pamajewon, that the band's members would be looking at building structures on islands that are treaty lands and will/have notified the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) of their intentions. As Council is under the understanding that the area is to be co-managed, Council asked that the Reeve and the CAO speak with the local MNR Manager regarding this issue, gather further information, and report back to Council.

Council recessed for lunch at 12:05 p.m. and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

11. DEPUTATION

iii) Georgian Bay Association – Phragmites

Bob Duncanson, Executive Director of the Georgian Bay Association (GBA) spoke to Council regarding phragmites and the work being done by the Association and others in the Province to combat this invasive species. The remediation techniques currently recommend that any phragmites be dealt with at or near its current location and involves either burning, repetitive cutting at the right time, or the use of chemicals.

The GBA is asking municipalities to identify and map phragmites, introduce new cleaning practices for heavy equipment, and finally, to lobby senior levels of government to fast-track chemicals that can be used close to water bodies to combat this invasive species.

Mr. Duncanson also spoke about the new boating guide that follows the Quiet Lakes Boating Guide but is more geared for Georgian Bay users. As well, Mr. Duncanson spoke about the GBA's discussions regarding the Wikwemikong Land Claim and the forthcoming release of a provincial agreement.

12. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

iii) LANEK LIMITED (McCurdy, Len)
     Part Lot 16, Concession 10, Conger

     McCURDY, Jane
     Part of Lot 15, Concession 11, Conger

Council had a general discussion around the issue of the Shore Road Allowance and Type 1 Fish Habitat, and the Township's policy.

13. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-106
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

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

Carried.

14. OTHER BUSINESS

ii) KEEP HYDRO PUBLIC
    OPPOSITION TO THE PRIVATIZATION OF HYDRO ONE

15-107
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS the public electricity system in Ontario is a critical asset to the economy and vital to the living standard and well-being of all Ontarians;

AND WHEREAS it is essential that Ontarians maintain public control and public decision-making with respect to electricity;

AND WHEREAS experience in other jurisdictions shows that privatization typically means consumers pay more for electricity;

AND WHEREAS a privatized Hydro One will no longer be subject to scrutiny by the Auditor General, the Ombudsman, the Financial Accountability Officer, or the Integrity Commissioner, and will no longer be required to provide information or services to citizens under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, or the French Language Services Act;

AND WHEREAS our public electricity system currently generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the provincial government every year to help pay for public services we all depend on;

AND WHEREAS the sale of shares in Hydro One will provide a short-term financial gain for the province in exchange for a much larger long-term financial loss;

AND WHEREAS the provincial government has no mandate from voters to sell any part of Hydro One;

AND WHEREAS opinion polls show Ontarians oppose the privatization of Hydro One by a significant margin in every part of the province;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago calls upon the provincial government to:

 Halt the sale of any part of Hydro ne, and maintain Hydro One as a public asset for the benefit of all Ontarians;
 Strengthen Hydro One by investing in the next generation of workers and upgrading our electricity transmission infrastructure; and
 Respect the autonomy and local decision-making powers of local distribution companies by not forcing these companies into mergers or sales;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago communicates this resolution to the Premier with copies to the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Energy, area MPPs, and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO);

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago works through AMO to encourage other Ontario municipalities to express opposition to the privatization of Hydro One.

Councillor Zanussi requested a recorded vote.

Yea                                                                                    Nay
Councillor Zanussi                                                             Councillor French
Councillor Walker                                                              Councillor Williams
Councillor Mead                                                                Councillor Pepperell
Councillor Lundy                                                               Reeve Ketchum

DEFEATED

 

iii) SMARTCO. WPS INC.
     AMENDMENT TO RESOLUTION NO. 15-097 (June 12, 2015)

15-108
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS Council passed Resolution No. 15-097 at the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 12, 2015, to approve documents prepared by the SMART Community Committee to establish SMARTCo WPS Inc. as a not-for-profit corporation under the Ontario Corporations Act and agreed to the SMART Community Committee taking the necessary steps to incorporate SMARTCo. WPS Inc. as a not-for-profit corporation;

AND WHEREAS the documents relating to SMARTCO. WPS INC. (By-law No. 1) have since been amended;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the amendments made to revised By-law No. 1, being a by-law relating generally to the conduct of the affairs of SMARTCO.WPS INC.
Carried.

iv) REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (REDAC)

Joe Villeneuve gave Council an update on his first meeting and the reception received by the other members of REDAC to The Archipelago joining. Council was informed that the application submitted for funding for the fibre optic backbone to the area was denied; however, they are looking at other options. The other major item discussed was the CIINO application for a Regional Economic Development Officer for the area and this is proceeding but at a reduced funding level due to Whitestone and McKellar not participating.

v) ONTARIO IMAGERY STRATEGY
    SUPPORT FOR COUNTY OF PETERBOROUGH RES. No. 162-2015

15-109
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago has realized value from 2008, 2011, and 2013 aerial imagery projects collected under the leadership of Land Information Ontario (LIO), a program of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF);

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports Resolution No. 162-2015, passed by the County of Peterborough, to request the Premier of Ontario, The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry – Corporate Management and Information Division – to maintain and continue the current imagery update cycle and renew the Imagery Strategy beyond 2017.

Carried.

vi) TAX WRITE-OFFS

15-110
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

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

TOTAL SOUTH: $6,340.61
TOTAL NORTH: $12,200.67

Carried.

vii) CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2014

15-111
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the Consolidated Financial Reports prepared by BDO Canada LLP for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Carried.

15. BY-LAWS

i) ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES

15-24
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

THAT By-law Number 15-24, being a By-law to permit the operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATV's), multi-purpose off-highway utility vehicles and recreational off-highway vehicles on highways and lands under the jurisdiction of the Corporation of The Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of July, 2015.

Carried.

ii) ESTATE OF ANNE KINGSLAND (Remove Holding 'H' Symbol)
    Part Lot 33, Concession 9
    Parcel 13916 PSSS Shawanaga

A2065-15
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number A2065-15, being a by-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Part 11 on Plan PSR-1516, designated as Parcel 13916 PSSS, located in Part of Lot 33, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Shawanaga, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of July, 2015.

Carried.

iii) ESTATE OF ANNE KINGSLAND
     Part Lot 33, Concession 9
     Parcel 13916 PSSS Shawanaga

15-25
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 15-25, being a by-law to designate Part 11 on Plan PSR-1516, designated as Parcel 13916 PSSS, located In Part of Lot 33, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Shawanaga, as a site plan control area (Kingsland) , be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of July, 2015.

Carried.

iv) ESTATE OF ANNE KINGSLAND
     Part Lot 33, Concession 9
     Parcel 13916 PSSS Shawanaga

15-26
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 15-26, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a site plan development agreement between the Estate of Anne Kingsland and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of July, 2015.

Carried.

v) PARRY SOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY

15-27
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 15-27, being a by-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute a Renewal Agreement between the Parry Sound Public Library Board and the Township of The Archipelago for Library Service for the year ending December 31, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of July, 2015.

Carried.

vi) BROWN, Mary Anne, David and Ryan
     Part Lot 23, Concession 8
     Being Part 5 on Plan 42R-3206, Conger

15-28
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

THAT By-law Number 15-28, being a by-law to authorize the execution of an indemnification agreement between the Brown family and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of July, 2015.

Carried.

16. OTHER BUSINESS

vii) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE (OPP) COSTING

Councillor Walker reported on his findings at a recent Community Policing Advisory Committee meeting and a presentation made by OPP staff regarding the new formula and costing figures. It was reported that the OPP is looking at establishing fees for services provided to small police forces. If municipalities have any issues with the new formula it is the position of the OPP that they take their concerns to the Minister.

viii) POINTE AU BARIL ISLANDERS' ASSOCIATION (PABIA) AND
       EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

Councillors French, Williams and Lundy reported on meetings between PABIA and the Pointe au Baril Emergency Response Team (PABERT) regarding the future of the fireboat and its ownership, as well as the 9-1-1 arrangement with Desmasdon's Marina, and a water taxi service.

ix) PARRY SOUND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Council are looking to hear from Councillor Andrews in regards to the status of the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce, as Councils' representative on the Board. Council is concerned that they are only getting information through the newspaper.

17. CLOSED MEETING

15-112
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 2:55 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with potential property acquisition and legal matters regarding Edge Line F.R.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

15-113
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Moved by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 3:26 p.m.

Carried.

18. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

15-29
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law Number 15-29, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 17th, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of July, 2015.

Carried.

19. ADJOURNMENT

15-114
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 17th, 2015 be adjourned at 3:29 p.m.

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

 

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

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