July 16, 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

July 16, 2010

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


 Council Members Present:
Reeve:                     
Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
John Cochrane
Terry Desmasdon
John Hansuld
Gary French
Ken Williams
E. A. (Ted) Christie
John Seagram
Ian Mead
Grant Walker (arrived at 9:40 am due to road washout)

Council Members Absent:
Rick Zanussi 

Staff Present: 
Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

 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

 10-091
Moved by Councillor Cochrane
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 25, 2010, be approved.

 Carried.

 3.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

 10-092   
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

 

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

 

Carried.

 4.         OTHER BUSINESS

i)  TAX WRITE-OFFS

 

 10-093
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs for 2010:

TOTAL NORTH        -           $7,990.61
TOTAL SOUTH         -           $4,420.74 

Carried.

ii)   TAX WRITE-OFFS

10-094 
Moved by Councillor Williams

Seconded by Councillor French

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs for 2010:

TOTAL NORTH        -           $1,066.52
TOTAL SOUTH         -           $   484.14

Carried.

iii)  ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO)
       RECENT FEDERAL CENSUS DECISION

10-095
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Williams

 

WHEREAS the Federal Government has decided to drop the mandatory Census form and will now place its reliance on voluntary responses for this critical data;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago objects to this decision as it could have significant detrimental financial implications for municipalities and funding allocations that are based on the collected data.

Carried.

iv)  ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO)

      JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

10-096    
Moved by Councillor Christie

Second by Councillor Cochrane

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Association of Municipalities of Ontario in its efforts to seek joint and several liability reform in Ontario and calls on the Provincial Government to pursue much-needed changes to the Negligence Act.

Carried.

v)  POINTE AU BARIL NURSING STATION

     25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – AUGUST 19, 2010

10-097
Moved by Councillor French

Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members shall attend the Pointe au Baril Nursing Station’s 25th Anniversary Celebration on August 19, 2010:   Reeve Ketchum, Councillors John Hansuld, Terry Desmasdon, John Cochrane, Gary French, Ken Williams and Ian Mead.

Carried.

vi)  POINTE AU BARIL NURSING STATION
      25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – DONATION

10-098 
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago approves a donation of up to $2,000.00 to the West Parry Sound Health Centre to help offset costs for the Pointe au Baril Nursing Stations 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Carried.

vii)  CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND (CNIB)

        i FACTOR FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

 

10-099
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Williams

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago give a donation to the CNIB and The i Factor fundraising program.

 

Defeated.

 

viii)  CANADIAN UNION OF POSTAL WORKERS
         THE CANADIAN POSTAL SERVICE CHARTER AND THE FUTURE

10-100  
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

 

WHEREAS Canada Post plans on cutting thousands of jobs in hundreds of communities across the country by modernizing and reviewing its operations and privatizing philatelic and call centres; and

WHEREAS Canada Post is also cutting services by eliminating rural mail box delivery, closing post offices, removing street letter boxes and other means; and

WHEREAS these cuts are indicative of a Canada Post that increasingly puts commercial interests before the public interest; and

 

WHEREAS the government’s Canadian Postal Service Charter does not adequately protect the public interest or the public nature of our post office, especially when Canada Post is considering cuts to public postal service or privatizing part of its operations (e.g. post offices, call centre, etc.);

AND WHEREAS Canada Post is spending significant funds on modernizing its infrastructure that will further reduce its work force;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
that the Township of The Archipelago requests that the Honourable Rob Merrifield the Minister responsible for Canada Post instructs Canada Post to stop cutting public postal service and jobs and consult with the public, municipalities, Parliament, Canada Post employees and any major stakeholders to improve the Canadian Postal Service Charter;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the gains achieved through modernization be used to preserve and improve public postal services and jobs.

 

Defeated.

 

 

5.         BY-LAWS

i)  PLEASANT COVE RESORT INC
     Concession 5, Part Lot 27, Part of Part 2 on Plan 42R-6131,
     
Part of Part 1 on Plan 42R-15917, Part 2 on Plan 42R-16272,
      Part 1 on Plan 42R-18179 and part Parcel 8755 PSNS,Harrison,
      Pointe au Baril Station Neighbourhood

A2027-10   
Moved by Councillor Cochrane

Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-Law Number A2027-10, being a by-law to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. A2000-07, as amended for part Parcel 8755 PSNS, part of Part 2 on Plan 42R-6131, part of Part 1 on Plan 42R-15917, Part 2 on Plan 42R-16272, and part of Part 1 on Plan 42R-18179, located in Concession 5, Part Lot 27, in the geographic Township of Harrison, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of July, 2010.

Carried.

ii)  CONTRACT 2010-03 BLACKSTONE CRANE LAKE ROAD AND

      HEALEY LAKE ROAD GRADING AND PAVING

 

10-31
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

 

THAT By-Law Number 10-31, being a by-law to authorize an agreement between Fowler Construction  Company Ltd. and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago for Contract 2010-03 being the Blackstone Crane Lake Road and Healey Lake Road Grading and Paving Contract, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of July, 2010.

Carried.

iii)  CONTRACT 2010-04 SKERRYVORE SUBDIVISION
        ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

10-32                                 
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

 

THAT By-Law Number 10-32, being a by-law to authorize an agreement between Fowler Construction             Company Ltd. and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago for Contract 2010-03 being the Skerryvore Subdivision Road Improvements Contract, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of July, 2010.

Carried.

iv)  WEST PARRY SOUND JOINT ELECTION COMPLIANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-33    
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

 

THAT By-Law Number 10-33, being a by-law to authorize the establishment of the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee and to set out the terms of reference for the Committee, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of July, 2010.

Carried.

6.         OTHER BUSINESS

 

ix)  HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE POLICY

 

10-101 
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago adopts the Workplace Harassment and Violence Policy as presented by the CAO.

 

Carried.

x)  RECOGNITION AND REWARD PROGRAM

10-102
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago adopts the new Recognition and Reward Program as submitted by the CAO.

 

Carried.

xi)  STURGEON BAY WATER QUALITY 

Councillor Cochrane reported to Council on the status of the water quality activities regarding Sturgeon Bay and the use of Phoslock. A letter was sent to the members of the Sturgeon Bay Water Quality Action Committee for their input on the proposed next steps and to date no negative responses have been received. Council directed staff to proceed with the submission of the Standard Operating Procedures to the Ministry and to utilize an outside consultant. In addition, a letter is to be drafted to be sent to both federal and provincial levels of government seeking funding for beta testing program on the Great Lakes.

xii)  THE HONOURABLE TONY CLEMENT

 

A request is being submitted for Tony Clement’s attendance at the August meetings to discuss several issues of concern.

xiii)  TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO HISTORY

Councillor French reported on the status of the project and indicated that the written material from Messrs. Norman Pearson and Wally King has almost been completed and they are now in the process of engaging an editor.

Councillor Walker arrived and took his seat at the Council meeting.


xiv)  WASAUKSING FIRST NATION

The Township has received a response to Council’s request for a meeting unfortunately the Reeve and several members of Council will be in Windsor and therefore the proposed meeting will need to be rescheduled.


xv)  PARRY SOUND NORTH STAR

       ACQUATIC FACILITY

Council directed staff to send a letter requesting a correction to the article in the Parry Sound North Star on the Aquatic Facility, dated July 14, 2010, written by Cameron Ginn.

xvi)  WIND TURBINES

 

Staff informed Council of its concerns regarding policy and standards being developed by the Province around offshore wind turbines and the definition of where the shoreline should start.

Council requested that a letter be sent outlining the Township’s concerns and suggestions.

xvii)  EURASIAN WATERMILFOIL

Staff informed Council that there have been reports that this invasive species may be arriving in the area shortly and that it can be a major issue in the areas where it inhabits.

As well, the CAO mentioned a concern raised by a Carling resident on water quality issues in greater Georgian Bay on unidentified algae that is coating commercial fishing nets.

xiii)      ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES
             (AM0)
2010 AUGUST CONFERENCE

Reeve Ketchum asked if there was another member of Council who could attend the AMO Conference as Councillor Desmasdon was no longer able to attend. Two members indicated that they would check their calendars and get back to the Reeve on Monday.

xiv)      ONTARIO CAMP FOR THE DEAF

 

Councillor Mead gave an update on the concerns of both The Archipelago and Seguin residents regarding environmental issues around the camp and specifically, the race tracks.

xv)       NORTHERN 9-1-1

 

Councillor Mead reported on the meeting held on July 15th with Northern 9-1-1 and that it was his recommendation that the Township proceed to the next step, that is, the migration of the fire response calls from the local EMS dispatch to Northern 9-1-1. Township staff is to confirm with the local EMS on next steps and the timing of any potential transfer of service.

xvi)      ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE (OPP)

Councillor Walker gave an update on the activities of the OPP for the period of April to the end of June, in The Archipelago.

7.         COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

 

10-103 
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the July 2010 Council Correspondence listing.

 

Carried.

 

 

8.         CONFIRMING BY-LAW 

10-34
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-Law Number 10-34, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of July, 2010.

Carried.

 

 

9. ADJOURNMENT 

10-104
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 10:55 a.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO
________________________           __ ____________________________

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

 

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