October 23rd, 2015 Council Minutes
Council - Council Minutes

The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

M I N U T E S (*Revised)

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
October 23, 2015
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews - Ward 1
Gary French - Ward 3 (*took his seat at 9:30 a.m. and left the meeting at 10:50 a.m.)
Ken Williams - Ward 3
John Pepperell - Ward 4
Ian Mead - Ward 5
Grant Walker - Ward 6

Council Members Absent:
Councillors: Peter Frost - Ward 2
Rick Zanussi - Ward 4

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

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

15-145
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the October 23rd, 2015 Council Agenda be approved as amended.

Carried.

3. REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL MINUTES

15-146
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 18th, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

4. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) CLEGHORN, Robert and Lisa
1484 Georgian Bay Water, Harrison

15-147
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 1484 Georgian Bay Water, shown as Part 2 on Plan 42R-9926, and subject to a deeming by-law being registered against the applicants’ property, thereby allowing the portions to merge on title.

Carried.

ii) LANEK LIMITED (McCurdy, Leonard)
SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION
Part Lots 15 and 16, Concession 10, Conger
Blackstone Lake

15-148
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance as shown in the application submitted by John Jackson, Planner, and subject to the Township retaining ownership of the shore road allowance fronting the area of Type 1 fish habitat and on which the portage area into the adjacent small bay is located.

Carried.

iii) LANEK LIMITED (McCurdy, Leonard)
CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION
Part Lots 15 and 16, Concession 10, Conger
Blackstone Lake

15-149
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original concession road allowance as shown in the application submitted by John Jackson, Planner, and subject to the applicant paying fair market value for the concession road allowance as determined by a certified real estate appraiser.

Carried.

iv) IRWIN, Sandra and Ted
REQUEST FOR MEDIATION
SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION
500 Georgian Bay Water

15-150
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the shore road allowance application and the request for mediation and directs staff to initiate the process to mediate a resolution between the applicants and their neighbours.
Carried.

5. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-151
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

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

Carried.

6. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES - PLANNING

i) GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST
ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT APPLICATION
Island No. A403, Shawanaga
Pointe au Baril Islands Neighbourhood

15-152
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

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;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a donation to the Georgian Bay Land Trust in the amount of $1000.00, in response to the request submitted with the application.

Carried.

ii) PAYNE MARINE
ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT APPLICATION
Part of Island 25A, Harrison
Pointe au Baril Islands Neighbourhood

15-153
Moved by Councillor Andrews
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.

iii) CREEN / CHEREPA
OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT
Part of Lot 31, Concession 3, Parts 3-6, 10 and 12
on Plan 42R-8713, Conger
Healey Lake Neighbourhood

15-154
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Official Plan Amendment application and directs staff to circulate it for a future public meeting.

Carried.

7. CORRESPONDENCE
COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-155
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

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

Carried.

Reeve Ketchum read the letter received from Frank Jensen, The Lord Mayor for the City of Copenhagen noted as Reeve Ketchum dropped in on while travelling in Europe.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

i) COUNCILLOR E.A. (TED) CHRISTIE - COUNCILLOR – WARD 4

15-156
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS Councillor Ted Christie submitted his resignation from the Council of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, having served the residents of the Township as Councillor for Ward 4 since he was elected in 2003;

AND WHEREAS Councillor Ted Christie has since unfortunately died;

AND WHEREAS events and issues at the time Councillor Christie sat on Council included the dedication by UNESCO of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and its Thirty Thousand Islands; the implementation of GIS; forest health, water quality and water levels; the Official Plan Review (OPA 45); the Private Roads Amendment (OPA 23); implementation of the Pointe au Baril Strategic Plan, Hwy 69/400 Route Planning Study (north of Nobel to Hwy 522), the purchasing and operation of Holiday Cove Marina, etc.;

AND WHEREAS the residents of Ward 4 and the Township as a whole have benefitted greatly during Councillor Christie’s chairmanship of the Finance Committee, Communications Committee and the Committee for Holiday Cove Marina;

AND WHEREAS typically articles written about taxes would bore most people to tears (except tax accountants), nevertheless, Councillor Christie, as Chair of Finance, when writing for The Archipelago Express newsletter to ratepayers, was always able in such a way to put an honest, straightforward and humorous spin to his annual tax report, that he left readers wanting for more;

AND WHEREAS Council has supported Councillor Christie’s mandate of promoting fiscal responsibility, endeavouring to ensure that there were no increases in Township expenses above the inflation rate, and reducing expenses where possible, and as a result of his lead, the Township of The Archipelago has had the lowest tax rate and is the best managed municipality in the West Parry Sound District;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago extend their condolences to Councillor Christie’s spouse Nancy and his children and family members and express their appreciation for his contribution and dedication towards the betterment of The Archipelago.

Carried.

ii) ONTARIO SELF-EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT (OSEB) PROGRAM
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

15-157
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

WHEREAS the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) announced in May that it is ending the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB) Program;

AND WHEREAS the OSEB program was designed to provide unemployed individuals who are or recently have been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while learning to operate a small business;

AND WHEREAS the program has a 94% completion rate in Muskoka over the past five years and 76% of the businesses launched five years ago remain open, well above Industry Canada’s reported 5-year survival rate for small businesses;

AND WHEREAS the 110 new businesses launched by OSEB graduates in Muskoka in the past five years sustain 142 jobs, demonstrating it is successful in giving participants a pathway to self-employment and is also an important rural economic development tool;

AND WHEREAS OSEB programs from rural regions across Ontario have reported similar statistics;

AND WHEREAS MTCU’s position that entrepreneurial support is available from other service providers overlooks the fact it has not replaced the essential income support component;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago recognizes the value of the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit program to rural communities and requests the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities immediately reinstate the program until a formal evaluation – which must include input from delivery agencies and participants – is completed; and further that the Ministry ensure any changes to the OSEB program retain both the entrepreneurial and income-support components that have made it successful.

Carried.

iii) 2016 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

15-158
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the 2016 Schedule of Committee and Council meetings as circulated.

Carried.

iv) ROMA/OGRA CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 21 – 24, 2015

15-159
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members be authorized to attend the ROMA/OGRA Combined Conference in Toronto on February 21 – 24, 2015:

Reeve Ketchum, Councillors Grant Walker, Rick Zanussi and Peter Frost and Williams.

Carried.

v) CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS OFFICE CLOSURE

15-160
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the closure of the Township office during the Christmas Holidays from noon December 24th, to January 4th, 2015.

Carried.

vi) ELECTRONIC VOTING SERVICES AGREEMENT
INTELIVOTE SYSTEMS INC.

15-161
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the CAO/Clerk to sign the Electronic Voting Services Agreement with Intelivote System Inc. for the Ward 4 By-Election.

Carried.

vii) CLOSED MEETING INVESTIGATION

15-162
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago receives the report on the Closed Meeting of Council investigated by Amberley Gavel Ltd.
Carried.

viii) WEST PARRY SOUND DISTRICT MUSEUM

Councillor Walker reported on the status of the museum and the work that has been done to the facility which is resulting in financial savings and overall efficiencies.

9. BY-LAWS

i) LANEK LIMITED
Part Lot 16, Concession 10
Part of Remaining Parcel 20696 PSSS, Conger

A2067-15
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number A2067-15, being a by-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for part of Remaining Parcel 20696 PSSS, located in Part of Lot 16, Concession 10, in the geographic Township of Conger, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of October, 2015.

Carried.

ii) McCURDY, Jane
Part Lots 15 and 16, Concessions 10 and 11
In the geographic Township of Conger

A2068-15
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number A2068-15, being a by-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Part of Part 3 on Plan 42R-6773, part of Parts 2, 3, 4, 6, 11, 14 and Part 10 on Plan 42R-16554, including Part of Parcel 20696 PSSS, and part of Part 1 on Plan PSR-565, in the geographic Township of Conger, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of October, 2015.

Carried.

Councillor French took his seat at Council.

10. OTHER BUSINESS

viii) OJIBWAY CLUB

15-163
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago waives the building permit fees and waste disposal charges for the Swim Program structure and reimburses the contractor for any charges for the works described above.

Carried.

ix) SHAWANAGA FIRST NATION
MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES FIRST NATION TRAINING

Council directed staff to contact the local District Office and arrange a First Nation training session for Council and staff. In addition, Council asked staff to obtain a status update from the Ministry regarding the Quonset hut issue.

x) AGREEMENT FOR RETENTION OF SERVICES
RAY HACHIGIAN

15-164
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorizes the CAO to enter into an Agreement that will retain the services of Ray Hachigian for special projects to be undertaken in 2016.

Carried.

xi) TOWNSHIP BARRIERS (Boulders)
ISLAND A25

Reeve Ketchum indicated that he was in receipt of an email from Councillor Andrews requesting permission to move the boulders in order that he could enable a trailer with firewood to pass on the weekend. Reeve Ketchum asked if Councillor Andrews still required permission.

Councillor Andrews indicated that he did not.

Reeve Ketchum asked if Councillor Andrews knew that the boulders had been moved, as it was discovered by staff on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, which followed the weekend that Councillor Andrews requested permission to move the boulders.
Reeve Ketchum asked if Councillor Andrews moved the boulders or arranged to have them moved.

Councillor Andrews indicated he did not. Councillor Andrews indicated that he received a concern from another user who has a side by side that the gap was quite tight.

Reeve Ketchum asked Councillor Lundy if he knew anything about the boulders being moved.

Councillor Lundy indicated he did not and that they lifted his trailer over the boulders when he helped Councillor Andrews transport wood to his home.

Reeve Ketchum thanked both members for their responses.

xii) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE STATISTICS

Councillor Walker gave Council an update on the types and number of calls to date in the Township, and the clearance rate.

11. BY-LAWS

iii) DEEMING BY-LAW
CLEGHORN, Robert and Lisa
1484 Georgian Bay Water, Harrison

15-37
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

THAT By-law Number 15-37, being a By-law to deem Lot 9 on Plan M-455, in the geographic Township of Harrison, not to be a part of a registered plan of subdivision in order that the said lot may merge in title with Part 1 of Plan 42R-9926 and Part 2 of 42R-9926, being the shore road allowance being purchased, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of October, 2015.

Carried.

iv) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
SILBERMAN, Henry and Iris
69 Crane-Country Lane, Conger

15-38
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 15-38, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Crane Lake, in front of Lot 22, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Conger, designated as Part 1 of Plan 42R-20248, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of October, 2015.

Carried.

v) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
MATHIESEN, Erik
105 Tolpts Road, Conger

15-39
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 15-39, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Blackstone Lake, in front of Lot 15, Concession 11, in the geographic Township of Conger, designated as Part 1 of Plan 42R-20389, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of October, 2015.

Carried.

vi) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
BOERS, Stephen and ROWLEY-BOERS, Patricia
572 Georgian Bay Water, Cowper

15-40
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 15-40, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Moon River Bay of the Georgian Bay, in front of Lot 40, Concession 1, in the geographic Township of Conger, designated as Parts 1 and 2 of Plan 42R-20390, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of October, 2015.

Carried.

Council recessed at 10:15 a.m. and resumed business at 10:50 a.m.

12. DEPUTATIONS –

i) HENVEY INLET WIND POWER PROJECT

Ms. Kim Arnold from Pattern Development, and Rob Thomson from CanAcre, spoke to Council regarding the selected power transmission route and easement agreements required for the Henvey Inlet Wind Power Project, respectively. Route B was selected, which will run down the Hwy 400/69 corridor, as Route A which was to extend to the Hwy 11 corridor was rejected by Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as that main power transmission line was at capacity. Ms. Arnold also indicated that the last day for comments for the environmental assessment process is October 30, 2015, and any objections must be based on technical or procedural reasons.

Mr. Thomson spoke to the easement agreements and the rationale for the compensation offers and noted that he has been in discussions with the Township’s lawyer regarding these documents.

The Township asked whether the transmission towers could be used for fibre optics as part of the West Parry Sound Smart Community initiative. Ms. Arnold indicated that she would look into the request and speak with Joe Villeneuve, the Township staff member involved in this initiative.

13. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

15-41
Moved by Councillor Mead Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

That By-law Number 15-41, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 23rd, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of October, 2015.

Carried.

14. ADJOURNMENT

15-165
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 23rd, 2015 be adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

 

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

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