November 20th, 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

November 20, 2015
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
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:
Greg Andrews - Ward 1
Vacant Seat - Ward 4

 

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

 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

 Councillor Lundy raised a point of order with respect to the agenda and requested that his comments be duly recorded. In particular any requests for any additions to the agenda as it relates to the Township of The Archipelago Procedural By-law;

  • If any member of Council or staff member wishes to add an item to the agenda; now is the time to put that item or those items forward.
  • Items cannot be brought forward during the course of the meeting nor can they be slipped in under correspondence or other business.

  Furthermore, I remind my fellow Councillors and staff of the following articles quoted directly from our Procedural By-law:

 a)  Councillors who wish to raise questions during question time that require research should submit their questions in writing two clear business days before any Council meeting.

 b)  Every correspondence to be noted at a meeting shall be delivered to the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk not later than 12:00 noon of the Wednesday preceding the meeting of Council.

c)  The Penalty for any Offence: Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of this Township’s Procedural By-law is guilty of an offence and shall, upon conviction thereof,  forfeit and pay penalty of not more than Five Thousand Dollars, exclusive of costs.

The following items were added to the agenda: National Seniors Day, Grace Wright centurion, First Nations training and Quonset hut update, Procedural By-law, Dog By-law, Flying  (Chinese) Lanterns and Fireworks.

 

15-166                                                           Moved by Councillor Lundy
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Walker

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the November 20th, 2015 Revised Council Agenda be approved as amended.

                                                                      Carried.

3.       REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL MINUTES

 15-167                                                          Moved by Councillor Mead
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the revised Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 23rd, 2015, be approved.

                                                                      Carried.

4.       DEPUTATIONS 

       a)  WEST PARRY SOUND DISTRICT COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES (CSS)
             FUNDRAISING FOR A COMMUNITY VAN

 John Cochrane, Chair of Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged, and Linda Taylor, Director of Community Support Services (CSS) made a presentation to Council regarding CSS financial request for help to purchase a new community van. Ms. Taylor gave an in-depth report on the services provided by CSS which range from Meals on Wheels to transporting seniors who require assistance to medical appointments, shopping, and social events.

Council requested that CSS provide a more detailed capital financial plan that deals with the complete fleet as Council was concerned that this request only dealt with the immediate capital need and not the long term capital requirements.

        b)  FORMER TAX SALE PROPERTY
             3 PATTISON LANE,
SKERRYVORE

 Larry Douglas, Lawyer, spoke on behalf of Susan Pattison and her son James regarding the sale of 3 Pattison Lane and the funds unclaimed by his clients that were held by the Courts and eventually claimed by the Township.

Council asked several questions about whether his clients knew the property was under tax sale and when they knew it was eventually sold. Council asked that his client provide dates and addresses and other relevant information to staff.

5.       PUBLIC MEETING 

A Public Meeting was held at 10:00 a.m. to deal with the following proposed Zoning By-law Amendments.                

i)  Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z06-15 (Payne Marine)

Ray Hachigian called the meeting to order and asked Cale Henderson, the Planner, to read out the purpose and the effect of the amendment. Cale also provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z06-15.

Mark Payne, the applicant, gave a brief explanation as to how he has arrived at this application and addressed several questions of Council.

Mr. Weston asked a question regarding the size of the new structure and how many boats it could hold. Mr. Payne gave the dimensions of the structure and the storage capacity of the proposed structure.

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 10:25 a.m.


       ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z07-15
          
(Georgian Bay Land Trust)

 Ray Hachigian called the meeting to order and asked Cale Henderson, the Planner, to read out the purpose and the effect of the amendment. Cale also provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z07-15.

As there were no public attendees present to speak in support of or in opposition to the application, the public meeting was declared closed at 10:30 a.m.

6.       DEPUTATION

        a)  TREETOPS COMMUNITY FOREST         

David Bywater of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve gave a brief description of the proposed project which is seeking to acquire a vacant lot, beside the new school, which would be turned in to a park and used by the school to provide ecological training for students.

Council asked if the group could submit a formal request and outline the financial commitment they are seeking from municipalities.

 7.       SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

       a)  McCurdy, Jane
                        Part Lots 15 & 16, Concession 10  Conger

          15-168                                                             Moved by Councillor Mead
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Frost

           NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council defers the item to the December Council meeting on the advice of the local Ward Councillor, who has the agreement of the applicant.

                                                                                     Carried.

8.       REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES 

       a)  PLANNING

            i)  ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (KANSUN, Barbara) 
                 Island B-569 (Revilo Island)                                    
                 Long Sault - Amanda Neighbourhood

15-169                                                           Moved by Councillor Pepperell
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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.

        b)  FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION 

            i)  SPRING BEAR HUNT

15-170                                                            Moved by Councillor Zanussi
                                                           Seconded by Councillor Walker

           WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry implemented a two-year spring black bear hunting pilot program, in eight areas of Northern Ontario, which has been successful;

          AND WHEREAS due to its success, the Ministry is proposing to extend and expand the spring black bear hunting season pilot for an additional five years, to all Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) that currently have a fall black bear hunting season (88 WMUs in total);

          AND WHEREAS the pilot is expected to assist with long-term black bear management activities and is due to commence in the spring of 2016 and end June 15, 2020;

          NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to inform the Ministry, through the EBR Registry, that the Township supports its proposal to extend and expand the Black Bear Pilot Project in parts of northern and central Ontario for an additional five years.

                                                                                Carried.

 9.       REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

             15-171                                                            Moved by Councillor French
                                                                         Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

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

                                                                      Carried.

            10.     CORRESPONDENCE
           COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE


15-172                                                           Moved by Councillor Williams
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

                                                                      Carried.

11.     OTHER BUSINESS

 i)        2015 TAX WRITE-OFFS

15-173                                                           Moved by Councillor Mead
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

                    TOTAL SOUTH:      -$ 236.94
                    TOTAL NORTH       $2,318.68

                                                                    Carried.

ii)        NATIONAL SENIORS DAY

15-174                                                           Moved by Councillor Lundy
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor French

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council agrees to sponsor an event at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on National Seniors Day in 2016, with costs not to exceed $1,500.

                                                                      Carried.

iii)       GRACE WRIGHT (Centurion) 

Councillor Lundy noted this special event and Council directed staff to prepare a motion to recognize Grace Wright who will become a centenarian on December 12, 2015, and have it mounted for presentation.

iv)       FIRST NATIONS

 Councillor Williams requested an update on the training session requested by Council as well as the Quonset hut. The CAO reported that he spoke with David King at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in Sudbury and he has agreed to the proposed training session and will speak to Dan Duggan, District Manager of local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, whose Ministry is offering the training session. As for the Quonset hut, staff has not had an update by the Ministry to date.

v)       PROCEDURAL BY-LAW

 Councillor Zanussi raised questions and a general discussion took place which ended with the CAO indicating, as directed at the October meeting, that staff will be coming back with recommendations to the Procedural By-law and others, that will address the issues raised in the report.

vi)       DOG BY-LAW

 Councillor Walker raised the issue due to an incident in his Ward and feels that this matter needs to be addressed. Council informed Councillor Walker that Council is having staff review the By-law Enforcement process and come forward with recommendations. The CAO indicated that if Council is going to look at a dog by-law then the Township will have to become a partner with the area pound and this will likely include contributing to capital as well as operational costs. The item will be included in the By-law Enforcement review process.

vii)      FLYING/CHINESE LANTERNS

 Councillor raised the issue as a result of a letter he received from one of his Associations and the concern that these lanterns could and have caused brush fires. Council asked that staff include this item in the By-law Enforcement review process.

viii)     FIREWORKS

 Council asked that staff prepare an educational package to be circulated to the Associations and ratepayers regarding fireworks which again, will be included in the By-Law Enforcement review process.

12.     BY-LAWS

          i)  SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
               SCHROEDER, Darin and Jacqueline
               62 Cline Drive

            15-42                                                             Moved by Councillor Walker
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Mead

 THAT By-law Number 15-42, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Kapikog Lake in front of Lot 27, Concession 2, geographic Township of Conger, designated as Part 1 of Plan 42R-20399, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of November, 2015.

                                                                                Carried.

                    ii)  REGULATION and CLASSIFICATION of the TOWNSHIP’S ROADS

             15-43                                                            Moved by Councillor Williams
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Mead

 THAT By-law Number 15-43, being a By-law to regulate the classification and use of the Township’s Roads, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of November, 2015.

                                                                                Carried.

                    iii)  LEVEL of SERVICE POLICY for the TOWNSHIP’S ROADS

             15-44                                                            Moved by Councillor Williams
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor French

 THAT By-law Number 15-44, being a By-law to establish and adopt a Level of Service Policy for the maintenance of the Township’s roads, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of November, 2015.

                                                                                Carried.

       iv)  ENTRANCE PERMIT APPLICATION and PROCEDURE

15-45                                                             Moved by Councillor Williams
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Frost

 THAT By-law Number 15-45, being a By-law to regulate the intersection of driveways within Township roads and the installation of culverts and to adopt an Entrance Application and Approval Process, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of November, 2015.

                                                                                Carried.

          v)       DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT (HARDING, William and Ramona)       
                    Part of Wahwashkesh Island, Kapikog Lake
                    Lot 3 on Plan M-535 Cowper

15-46                                                             Moved by Councillor Walker
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Lundy

THAT By-law Number 15-46, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a development agreement between William and Ramona Harding and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of November, 2015.

                                                                                Carried.

          vi)       ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST) 
                      Island A403 (Loudon Island)     Shawanaga
           

                              A2070-15                                             Moved by Councillor Williams 
                                                                 Seconded by Councillor French 

THAT By-law Number A2070-15, being a by-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Island No. A403 (Loudon Island), located in front of the geographic Township of Shawanaga, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of November, 2015.

                                                                                  Carried.

13.     CONFIRMING BY-LAW

 

15-47                                                               Moved by Councillor French  
                                                                        Seconded by Councillor Frost

 That By-law Number 15-41, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 20th, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of November, 2015.

                                                                                  Carried.

14.     ADJOURNMENT

 15-175                                                          Moved by Councillor Walker
                                                                      Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 20th, 2015, be adjourned at 11:50 a.m.

                                                                      Carried.

 TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________                 ___________________________

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

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