May 21, 2010 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

May 21, 2010
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


 

 Council Members Present:                      
Reeve:  
Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
John Cochrane
Terry Desmasdon
John Hansuld
Ken Williams
E. A. (Ted) Christie
John Seagram

Rick Zanussi

Ian Mead
Grant Walker

Council Members Absent:
Gary French

Staff Present: 
Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

Ray Hachigian – Manager of Building & Planning

Cale Henderson – Intermediate Planner

1.         CALL TO ORDER

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

2.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

10-064
Moved by Councillor Mead

Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 16, 2010, be approved.

Carried.

3.         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

i)          CALLAGHAN, Ila
            Part Lot 32, Con 8 HARRISON

10-065
Moved by Councillor Cochrane

Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original Shore Road Allowance fronting parcel 6873 PSNS in Part of Lot 32, Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Harrison, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Carried.

ii)         KENNEDY, William (Bill)
            Part of Lot 26, Con 4

            Pts 5 & 6 Pl 42R-12998 HARRISON

10-066 
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of portions of the original Shore Road Allowance fronting Part of Lot 26, Concession 4, being Parts 5 and 6 of Plan 42R-12998, in the geographic Township of Harrison, subject to the Township acquiring a portion of the applicant’s land abutting Part 4 of Plan 42R-12998 for maintenance purposes, the area of which is to be determined by the Manager of Public Works and agreed upon by the applicant.

Carried.

4. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

10-067
Moved by Councillor Zanussi

Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

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

Carried.

5.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i)          PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
            ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

10-068
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorizes the execution of agreements with the Ministry of Natural Resources pertaining to the Endangered Species Act, as it affects activities within Township gravel pits.

Carried.

ii)         PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
           WOODS BAY TRANSFER STATION

10-069
Moved by Councillor Christie

Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes staff to proceed with the installation of a retaining wall system to accommodate large open bins at the Woods Bay Transfer Station, at an estimated cost of $25,000.

Carried.

Council suggested that staff look at the potential inclusion of Hydro in the above estimate.

6.         CORRESPONDENCE

i)          PROPOSED SALE OF CROWN RESERVE
            (SCHULTZ, Cal)Lot 11 Plan M-151 (Rock Island Lake) SHAWANAGA

10-07
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Natural Resources be advised that Council has no objection to the closure of the portion of Crown Reserve fronting Lot 11 of Plan M-311, in the geographic Township of Shawanaga, subject to the Ministry’s review and confirmation that the Type 1 fish habitat will not be adversely affected and to the owners submitting an application to the Township to deem Lot 11 not to be a lot on a plan of subdivision, thereby allowing the newly acquired portion of Crown Reserve to merge with the applicant’s lands.

Carried.

7.         OTHER BUSINESS

i)          POINTE AU BARIL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
            LOBSTERFEST – JULY 17, 2010

10-071
Moved by Councillor Cochrane
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Emergency Response Team is holding the annual Lobsterfest at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on July 17, 2010;

AND WHEREAS in accordance with the conditions of a Special Occasion Permit to be issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, a resolution of Council is required, deeming this event to be a Community Festival;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago hereby declares the Lobsterfest event on July 17, 2010, to be a Community Festival.

Carried.

ii)         TAX WRITE-OFFS

10-072 
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Tax Write-Offs:

TOTAL SOUTH:        $83.96

Carried.

iii)        WEST PARRY SOUND DISTRICT MUSEUM/
            POINTE AU BARIL LIGHTHOUSE

Councillor Walker explained to Council that the Museum would like to visit the Pointe au Baril Lighthouse to see what displays they could provide. However, the museum staff will need transportation to the site and Council requested that staff make themselves available along with a boat, once a date has been set.

iv)        BELL PROPOSAL
           ACCESS TO STATE-OF-THE-ART BROADBAND SERVICES

10-073
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

WHEREAS Bell has recently submitted a proposal to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to expand its new, state-of-the-art High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless network to 112 approved communities in Ontario and Québec over the next four years;

AND WHEREAS Bell proposes to deploy a next-generation wireless broadband solution (Turbo Stick) in all 102 communities, rather than legacy DSL Technologies, as originally planned in 2006;

AND WHEREAS this change between proposals requires support of the CRTC;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of The Archipelago, directs staff to write a letter to show support of Bell Canada’s proposal to deploy next generation HSPA wireless broadband services in our community, as part of the CRTC’s deferral account program.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council’s support is subject to municipal agreement/approval to the location and size of any potential new towers if required.

Carried.

8.         BY-LAWS

i )         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE           
            (CAPRARA, Gary and Federico)
            Lot 15 of Plan M-293 CONGER

10-24  Moved by Councillor Mead
 Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-Law Number 10-24, being a by-law to declare to be surplus and to stop up, close and sell parts of the original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 23 in Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Conger, now in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-19029, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 21st day of May, 2010.

Carried.

ii)         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE
            (ROGERS, Sandra and John)

            Part of Lot 43, Concession 6 CONGER

10-25
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Christie

THAT By-Law Number 10-25, being a by-law to declare to be surplus and to stop up, close and sell parts of the original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 43 in Concession 6, in the geographic Township of Conger, now in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, designated as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Plan 42R-19026, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 21st day of May, 2010.

Carried.

iii)        ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Z1/10
            (SCHELL, Sheri and Steve)

            Part of Lot 3, Con 1, Part 1 Plan 42R-3464 Pcl 17506 PSSS

            CONGER Healey Lake Neighbourhood

A2021-10 
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

THAT By-Law Number A2021-10, being a by-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, for Part 1 on Plan 42R-3464, designated as Parcel 17506 PSSS, located in Part of Lot 3, Concession 1, in the geographic Township of Conger (Schell), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 21st day of May, 2010.

Carried.

9.         OTHER BUSINESS

v)         PARRY SOUND POOL COMPLEX

Council indicated that it would be interested in meeting to discuss the potential future of such a complex, however; any financial formula would be based on permanent population and their percentage of The Archipelago’s overall assessment and households.

Carried.

vi)        SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES

Council requested that staff acquire information on the various school board candidates that can then be given to municipal candidates and Associations in order that electors in The Archipelago can make an informed selection when they vote in October.


vii)       POINTE AU BARIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ROOF REPAIRS

10-074
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon 
Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council agrees to fund the repair of the roof for the Chamber of Commerce up to an agreed upon limit and that a request for quotations be undertaken by staff.

Carried.

10.       DEPUTATION

  1. PARRY SOUND AREA REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    ADVISORY COMMITTEE (REDAC)

Kirsten LeDrew, Area Economic Development Coordinator, gave an update to Council on the 2009 achievements of REDAC and its goals for 2010.

11.       PUBLIC MEETING
            ZONING BY-LAW APPLICATION Z7/09 (FOSTER)
            ZONING BY-LAW APPLICATIONS Z3/10, Z4/10, Z5/10, Z6/10, Z7/10, Z8/10 (GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST)

A public meeting was held at 10:30 a.m. to consider the following proposed Zoning By-law Applications. Ray Hachigian commenced the public meeting by setting the ground rules and then turned over the meeting to the Township Planner, Cale Henderson, who presented his reports on the various applications.

The first proposed Zoning By-law Amendment was Z7/09 for Julia and Robert Foster who were both present, along with their Planner John Jackson who spoke in support of the application. One letter of objection to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment was received from Chuck Scott. Hearing no further comments, Council moved to the next proposed Zoning By-law Amendments.

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Applications numbered Z3/10, Z4/10, Z5/10, Z6/10, Z7/10 and Z8/10, for Georgian Bay Land Trust, were then considered. No parties where present to either speak in support of or in opposition to the proposed by-laws.

Hearing no further comments the public meeting was closed.

12.       BY-LAWS

iv)        ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Z7/09
            FOSTER, JULIA and ROBERT

A2023-10 
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-Law Number A2023-10, being a by-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Part of Island No. 100A, being part 1 on Plan 42R-10465 and Part of Island No. 30A, being Parcel 1753 P.S.N.S., in the geographic Township of Harrison (FOSTER), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 21st day of May, 2010.

Carried.

v)         ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Z3/10, Z4/10, Z5/10, Z6/10, Z7/10, Z8/10
            GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST

A2025-10
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

THAT By-Law Number A2025-10, being a by-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Island Nos. B-377 and B-379, located in the geographic Township of Cowper and Part of Sandy Island, being Part Parcel 25336 PSSS, and Gertrude Island, located in the geographic Township of Cowper and Part of Island 79A, being Parts 3 and 5 on Plan M-658, located in the geographic Township of Shawanaga and Part of Lots 49, 50 and 51, Concession 4, designated as Part 4 on Plan 42R-15561 and Part 5 on Plan 42R-18508, located in the geographic Township of Harrison and Part of Island 439A, being Parts 2 and 3 on Plan 42R-18429, located in the geographic Township of Shawanaga (Georgian Bay Land Trust), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 21st day of May, 2010.

Carried.

13.       OTHER BUSINESS

viii )     POINTE AU BARIL NURSING STATION

The Pointe au Baril Nursing Station will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary on August 19, 2010, and members of Council are invited to attend the celebration.

ix)        9-1-1 CALL SERVICE PROVIDER

Councillor Mead spoke to Council briefly about a presentation that would be forthcoming in June regarding potential modifications to the existing system, specifically in response to how fire calls would be handled. Council requested that a representative from Emergency Medical Services be asked to attend the meeting.

14.       DEPUTATION

  1. HOLIDAY COVE MARINA

John Christie and Doug Graham made a presentation to Council on behalf of the Rose Point Area Citizens who have concerns over the Township’s intended use of Holiday Cove Marina as a transfer point for waste containers from its Island transfer sites.

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

15.       OTHER BUSINESS

x)         TRANSPORT CANADA
             LIGHT ON ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS TOWER - SANS SOUCI

Council agreed that a letter be sent to the Honourable Tony Clement regarding the lack of response from Transport Canada on this issue.


xi)        WINDPOWER

A brief update was given regarding the proposed Hydro corridor expansion and the proposed wind farms along the eastern shores of Georgian Bay.

xii)       PARRY SOUND – SHOPPERS DOCK

Council requested that staff gather information on the Shoppers Dock and report back to Council.

xiii)      BELVEDERE HEIGHTS HOME FOR THE AGED

Belvedere Heights is holding its annual meeting on June 17, 2010, to report to area municipal Councils on its status. Council members were asked to contact Helen Gage to confirm their attendance.

16.       DEPUTATION

i)         JOHN JACKSON, PLANNER
           CHAPMAN ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Z8/09

John Jackson proceeded by giving a brief introduction followed by Brian Chapman who provided a brief family history of their time in the area. John Jackson, Planner and Ray Murakami, architect, gave the rationale as to the revised proposal. Mike Foley from Ontario Parks spoke briefly on the issue of structures located on park property.

17.       UNFINISHED PLANNING BUSINESS

  1. CHAPMAN, Brian & Janey
    Part Lots 24 and 25, Con 2 Pcl 6195 PSSS COWPER
    Sans Souci Copperhead Neighbourhood
10-075 
Moved by Councillor Hansuld

Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council instruct staff to prepare a by-law for consideration based on the amended application.

Carried.

18.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

10-26
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT By-Law Number 10-26, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 21st day of May, 2010.

Carried.

19. ADJOURNMENT

10-076
Moved by Councillor Zanussi

Seconded by Councillor Seagram


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 3:18 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO


________________________                  ____________________________

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