September 22, 2017 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

September 22, 2017

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:

Reeve:                Peter Ketchum

Councillors:

Tom Lundy                 Ward 1
Greg Andrews            Ward 1
Peter Frost                 Ward 2
Ken Williams              Ward 3
David Ashley              Ward 4
Ian Mead                    Ward 5
Grant Walker              Ward 6

Council Members Absent:   Councillors:           Gary French        Ward 3
                                                                          Bert Liverance     Ward 4
                                                                          Rick Zanussi        Ward 4

Staff Present:

Maryann Weaver - Clerk
Joe Villeneuve - Manager of Corporate Services
Cale Henderson - Manager of Development & Environmental Services

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

17-116                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the September 22, 2017 Revised Agenda be approved with the following addition:  Memorandum of Partnership with Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve for Environmental Services.

                                                                        Carried.

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            Regular Meeting Of Council

17-117                                                                        Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 25, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Committee of the Whole Meeting

17-118                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on August 24, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Closed Committee Meeting Minutes – August 24, 2017

17-119                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Committee Meeting Minutes held on August 24, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Closed Council Meeting Minutes – August 25, 2017

17-120                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Council Meeting Minutes held on August 25, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

4.         DEPUTATIONS

            Dion Burke.  Removal of dock at Fox Back Landing on Healey Lake

Reeve Ketchum reported that Mr. Burke was unable to attend the meeting, but sent a letter explaining his situation. 

Councillor Walker provided a brief update on the docks that are located on municipal shore road allowance at the Fox Back Landing and Kapikog Dam locations, reporting that he has been working with staff on the removal of the docks, which is to be completed by October 31st.

Staff was directed to respond to Mr. Burke to clarify the Township’s position and send along a copy of Passions of Georgian Bay, which explains the history of the Township and how it was formed.

5.         SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

            McCASHEW, Brad
           16 Crane Lake Water

17-121                                                                        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 fronting 16 Crane Lake Water on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

                                                                        Carried.

            DION, Chris and Deanna  
            35 Grisdale’s Road

17-122                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 35 Grisdale’s Road on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

                                                                        Carried.

6.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Councillor Ashley inquired about the timing for the new zoning by-law.  Cale Henderson explained that staff will start working on the new by-law once the new Official Plan needs to be finalized.

Councillor Ashley inquired about the status of the Bayfield Boathouses.  Cale Henderson reported a survey has been completed on the boathouse property and that staff is working with the Ministry of Natural Resources on how to manage with the boathouses.

17-123                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

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

                                                                        Carried.

7.         CORRESPONDENCE

            Council Correspondence

17-124                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the September 2017 Council Correspondence listing.

                                                                        Carried.

8.         OTHER BUSINESS

            2018 Schedule of Meetings

17-125                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the 2018 Committee and Council Meetings schedule.

                                                                        Carried.

            2018 ROMA Conference – January 21st – 23rd, 2018

17-126                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members are approved to attend the ROMA Conference in Toronto at the Sheridan Centre Toronto Hotel on January 21st – 23rd, 2018; Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Ashley, Councillor Liverance, Councillor Lundy, Councillor Zanussi.

                                                                        Carried.

             2018 OGRA Conference – February 25th – 28th, 2018

17-127                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members are approved to attend the 2018 OGRA Conference in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on February 25th – 28th, 2018; Councillor Walker and Councillor Williams.

                                                                        Carried.

            District of Parry Sound Municipal Association Fall Meeting – September 29th, 2017

17-128                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members are approved to attend the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association Fall Meeting, being held at the McKellar Community Centre on September 29th, 2017; Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Lundy and Councillor Walker.

                                                                        Carried.

            Township of Georgian Bay. Invasive Plant Species

17-129                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

WHEREAS Council for the Township of The Archipelago has received a request for support of a resolution enacted by the Township of Georgian Bay regarding the Invasive Plant Species that are a threat to our natural environment, our eco-system and our residents’ health;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Township of Georgian Bay in their request to the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the Ministry of Transportation to work collaboratively to eradicate these invasive species on Provincially owned lands;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, local MPP’s and to all Ontario Municipalities.

                                                                        Carried.

            CAO Recruiter Selection

Councillor Walker requested a recorded vote.

17-130                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorize the retention of Nigel Bellchamber to act as a recruiter for the municipality and assist with the hiring process for a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

                                    Yea                                                     Nay    

                        Councillor Frost                               Councillor Walker
                        Councillor Williams                                                            
                        Councillor Ashley                                       
                        Councillor Mead
                        Councillor Andrews
                        Councillor Lundy
                        Reeve Ketchum

                                                                        Carried.

            Belvedere Heights - Discussion

Council discussed the invitation and agreed that those members of Council staying in town that evening will attend.

            Float Planes - Take-off & landing in main channel at Payne Marina

Council discussed the impacts of the float plane activity on the main channel by Payne Marina, specifically the potential safety concerns to an already busy stretch of the channel.

Councillor Frost agreed to connect with an associate with respect to jurisdictional issues and report back.

Councillor Walker agreed to speak to the OPP.

            Official Plan Amendment No. 67 – Habitat for Humanity

17-131                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

WHEREAS Official Plan Amendment No. 67 has been submitted to create new residential lots on a private road within the Pointe au Baril Station Neighbourhood;

AND WHEREAS the proposal will result in additional mainland housing opportunities in accordance with the objectives established for the Pointe au Baril Station Neighbourhood within Section 8.4 of the Official Plan;

AND WHEREAS the owners of the subject property have indicated one of the severed lots is being donated to Habitat for Humanity for the construction of a new affordable home;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports the proposal and the owners’ donation of this land to Habitat for Humanity.

                                                                        Carried.

            Sturgeon Bay – Blue-Green Algae Bloom

17-132                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

WHEREAS a bloom of blue-green algae was identified in Sturgeon Bay, on August 30, 2017, by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit;

AND WHEREAS in support of the Health Unit’s efforts, the Township mailed the notice to all residents fronting Sturgeon Bay, posted it locally, and added it to its website and social media;

AND WHEREAS Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, a municipal partner, is continuing to work with Environment Canada and others to conduct ongoing water quality monitoring of Sturgeon Bay.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council believes its partnership with Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and ongoing water quality monitoring of Sturgeon Bay is currently the most effective use municipal resources.

                                                                        Carried.

9.         BY-LAWS

            CLOSURE AND CONVEYANCE OF MUNICIPAL SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE
            490 Blackstone-Crane Lake Road
            Raftis, John and Laura

17-44                                                                          Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law Number 2017-44, 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 20, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Conger, in the Township of The Archipelago, designated as Part 1, 42R-20753 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            CLOSURE AND CONVEYANCE OF MUNICIPAL SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE
            Part Lot 16, Concession 11, Conger
            ALUMCO INC.

17-45                                                                          Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law Number 2017-45, 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 16, Concession 11, in the geographic Township of Conger, in the Township of The Archipelago, designated as Part 1, Plan 42R-20767 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            Appointment of Integrity Commissioner – Harold Elston

17-46                                                                          Moved by Councillor Walker

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Andrews

That By-law Number 2017-46, being a By-law to Appoint an Integrity Commissioner for the Township of The Archipelago be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            Moon River Marine – Authorize the execution of a Development Agreement

17-47                                                                          Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

That By-law Number 2017-47, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a development agreement between Moon River Marine (Camera Q Photography Inc. and Hatherley Holdings Inc.) and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            MOREL, Robert and Cathy – receipt of Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment

17-48                                                                          Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number 2017-48, being a By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 67, located in Part of Lot 27, Concession 5, being Part 5 on Plan 42R-6083, designated as Parcel 4708 PSNS, in the geographic Township of Harrison be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            Pleasant Cove Resort – Zoning By-law Amendment

A2080-17                                                                   Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

That By-law Number A2080-17, being a by-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Part of Lot 27, Concession 5, designated as Part Parcel No. 8755 PSNS, in the geographic Township of Harrison be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

 

Memorandum of Partnership with Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve for Environmental Services.

17-49                                                                          Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number 2017-49, being a By-law to Authorize the Reeve and Clerk to execute an Agreement between the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and the Township of The Archipelago for Environmental Services be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

Council recessed at 10:25 a.m. for a 15 minute break.

10.       CLOSED MEETING

17-133                                                                        Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 10:42 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2)(e)(f) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, to deal with litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board and advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

            i)          Update on Pending Litigation Matters

                                                                        Carried.

            OPEN MEETING

17-134                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 12:01 p.m.

                                                                        Carried.

11.       QUESTION TIME

Councillor Andrews made a formal request to Reeve Ketchum to deal with the decorum of Council at meetings.  Reeve Ketchum asked that the Code of Conduct be reviewed at the October meeting.

Councillor Walker reported on an article on Ontario’s Railway Right of Way Property Tax that was published in the Milestones magazine, requesting that the article be circulated to Council.

12.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

17-50                                                                          Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number 2017-50, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 22nd, 2017 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of September, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

13.       ADJOURNMENT

17-135                                                                        Moved by Councillor Walker

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 22, 2017, be adjourned at 12:22 p.m.

                                                                        Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________             ___________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                                      Maryann Weaver, Clerk

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