August 14th, 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
August 14th, 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:
Councillors: E.A. (Ted) Christie Ward 4

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi – CAO/Clerk
Cale Henderson – Planner
Ray Hachigian – Manager Building/Planning

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

15-115
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the August 14th, 2015 Council Agenda be approved.

Carried.

3. REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL MINUTES

15-116
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 17th, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

CLOSED MEETING MINUTES

15-117
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Closed Meetings of Council Committee meetings held on July 16th, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
   SHAWANAGA FIRST NATION

Sandra Ausma, Acting Manager, and Leslie Joynt, Resources Liaison Officer from the Parry Sound District Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources, spoke to council regarding Shawanaga First Nation and incidental cabins.

Ms. Ausma provided background information and summarized relevant case law with respect to the placement of a Quonset hut on Island E52. Council and staff asked a series of questions and the Ministry staff tried to answer the questions but noted that they are still investigating and will be meeting with Shawanaga First Nation on Tuesday August 18th.

The Reeve asked if the Ministry could please forward the relevant information to the municipality following the meeting as numerous ratepayers have questions and concerns. Ministry staff could not make any guarantees as it would depend on what was discussed. They did indicate that Council could forward questions on items; however, Council responded that they are trying not to be reactive to situations but to be proactive and therefore, it is difficult to ask the right questions if the municipality is not kept informed. The Reeve indicated that Chief Wayne Pamajewon stated at a previous meeting that there would be a number of structures going up on islands on Georgian Bay, and the Township is just trying to understand the position of the Ministry on these potential structures.

The Ministry staff present indicated that they were open to the Reeve's request for a training session on Aboriginal Affairs in October. The Reeve indicated that Council really wants to understand and ensure that they have a better knowledge base and greater understanding when dealing with their First Nations neighbours.

Marilyn Capreol, a member of Shawanaga First Nation as well as a taxpayer in The Archipelago, was present and emphasized the principle of "leaving no footprint". Ms. Capreol indicated that there are many members of the Shawanaga First Nation who were not aware or had prior knowledge of the proposed placement of the Quonset hut on Island E52.

Reeve Ketchum thanked Ms. Ausma and Ms. Joynt from the Ministry of Natural Resources for attending as well as the comments made by Ms. Capreol. Council looks forward to working with the Ministry and Ms. Capreol in the future.

5. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-118
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Frost

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

Carried.

6. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PLANNING COMMITTEE

15-119
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

WHEREAS a consent was granted by the Planning Board for a right-of way across an existing private road, and a condition was placed on the approval that owners of both the benefitting lands and the subject lands enter into an agreement indemnifying the Township of any liability;

AND WHEREAS the Township is in receipt of a request from Joel Kennedy, solicitor working on behalf of Mr. Slawson, being the owner of the private lands who does not wish to sign an indemnification agreement;

AND WHEREAS the consent application is for a legal right-of-way across a portion of the existing private road only, as the owners already have a right-of-way across the remainder of the private road;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to inform The Archipelago Area Planning Board that it has no objection to the removal of the condition with respect to the registration of an indemnification agreement on the subject lands.

DEFEATED.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

i) GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE
   WAUKESHA DIVERSION PROPOSAL

15-120
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

WHEREAS the water levels on Georgian Bay have finally rebounded in 2015 after a long period of decline;

AND WHEREAS the full impact of Climate Change on the Great Lakes Basin remains unknown and requires further study;

AND WHEREAS the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact allows for diversions into a straddling county as a last resort for providing potable water to residents when no other alternative is available;

AND WHEREAS the request by the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin which is located outside the Great Lakes Basin but is located in Waukesha County which is a straddling County between the Great Lakes Basin and the Mississippi River Basin;

AND WHEREAS the technical report does not take into account the decline in industrial use in the City of Waukesha and which report further states that the current potable water aquifers are adequate to meet current and future needs of the City of Waukesha with additional supplemental radium treatment;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago objects to the proposed Waukesha Water Diversion proposal and strongly disagrees with, and opposes the recommendations/conclusions found in the draft Wisconsin DNR Technical Review and Environmental Impact Statement;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for The Archipelago request that the Governors of the eight Great Lakes States and the Premiers of both Ontario and Quebec support the Townships position and object to the Waukesha Diversion Proposal.

Carried Unanimously.

ii) RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF WEST PARRY SOUND
   RECREATION CENTRE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

15-121
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a West Parry Sound Recreation Centre Advisory Committee be established consisting of one elected representative of each of the seven West Parry Sound Area Municipalities, Wasauksing and Shawanaga First Nations, one citizen to be appointed by each of the seven municipalities and two First Nations and a member representing each of the Near North District School Board (NNDSB) and the West Parry Sound Health Centre;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the committee develops terms of reference to be approved by each of the participating partners;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the committee develops an action plan with milestones, ultimately for the consideration of the participating partners.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoints Councillor Tom Lundy as The Archipelago's Council representative.

Carried.

iii) BELVEDERE HEIGHTS HOME FOR THE AGED
    REPRESENTATIVE'S REPORT (Lynne Gregory)

15-122
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the report on Belvedere Heights dated July 2015, submitted by Lynne Gregory, representative for the Townships of McDougall, Carling and The Archipelago.

Carried.

8. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-123
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Walker

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

Carried.

9. BY-LAWS

i) BUILDING BY-LAW

15-30
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 15-30, being a By-law respecting the Construction, Demolition, Change of Use, Conditional Permits, Sewage Systems and Inspections, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of August, 2015.

Carried.

ii) USER FEES FOR POINTE AU BARIL WHARF, etc.

15-31
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law Number 15-31, being a By-law to regulate Transportation Systems, Parking and Public Parks within the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago (Pointe au Baril Community Centre, Park and Ice Rink, Pointe au Baril Dock and Wharf), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of August, 2015.

Carried.

iii) ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (DECK, Philip, et al)
    Island B-441 Cowper

A2065-15
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

THAT By-law Number A2065-15, being a By-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Island B-441, located in front of the geographic Township of Cowper, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of August, 2015.

Carried.

iv) SITE PLAN CONTROL AREA (DECK, Philip, et al)
    Island B-441 Cowper

15-32
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 15-32, being a By-law to designate Island B-441, In front of the geographic Township of Cowper, as a site plan control area, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of August, 2015.

Carried.

10. OTHER BUSINESS

iv) MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES/STRATEGY CORP

Reeve Ketchum received direction from Council to retain John Matheson of Strategy Corp. to arrange a meeting with the Minister of Natural Resources to discuss First Nations issues and concerns.

11. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

15-33
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

That By-law Number 15-33, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 14th, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of August, 2015.

Carried.

Council recessed for lunch at 12:02 p.m. and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

12. PUBLIC MEETING

Special Meeting of Council Concerning Proposed
Official Plan Amendment No. 61
(5-Year Review of the Official Plan)

At 1:00 p.m., Council held a Public Meeting to consider proposed Official Plan Amendment Number 61, the 5-year review of the Official Plan.

Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, called the meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the amendment. Mr. Henderson introduced Greg Corbett, the consultant planner with Planscape, who provided background information and summarized the various Ministry requests for proposed changes to the Township's Official Plan.

The Township Planner and the consultant planner answered various council questions. Ms. Whetham, representing the Sturgeon Bay Pointe au Baril Ratepayer Association asked a question regarding island sizes and qualifications for severances. Cale Henderson responded that it depends on the neighbourhood and its policy.

As there were no further questions the public meeting was declared closed at 1:50 p.m.

13. ADJOURNMENT

15-124
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 14th, 2015 be adjourned at 1:52 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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