October 20, 2017 Council Minutes (Draft)
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The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

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M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

October 20, 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
Gary French                  Ward 3
Ken Williams                 Ward 3
David Ashley                 Ward 4
Bert Liverance              Ward 4
Rick Zanussi                 Ward 4 (left at 11:10am)
Ian Mead                       Ward 5

Council Members Absent:      Councillors:              Grant Walker             Ward 6

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

17-136                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the October 20, 2017 Revised Agenda be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            Regular Meeting Of Council

17-137                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 22, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Committee of the Whole Meeting

17-138                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on September 21, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Closed Council Meeting Minutes – September 22, 2017

17-139                                                                        Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Council Meeting Minutes held on September 22, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

4.         DEPUTATIONS

            Bill McMeekan. Camp Oochigeas

Bill McMeekan provided a presentation to Council on Camp Oochigeas, explaining that Camp Ooch is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization camp for kids with cancer.  Mr. McMeekan reported his plans to speak to all area municipalities to request a donation to the Camp in an amount sufficient to send one child to Camp Oochigeas for one week. Council thanked Mr. McMeekan for his presentation and advised Mr. McMeekan that his request will be considered during budget discussions.

5.         SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

            BAGIN, Elizabeth
           225 Crane Lake Water

17-140                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of two portions of the original shore road allowance fronting 225 Crane Lake Water, as shown in the application and on the basis of straight-line extensions of the side lot lines.

                                                                        Carried.

6.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

17-141                                                                        Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

                                                                        Carried.

7.         OTHER BUSINESS

            Christmas Holiday Office Closure

17-142                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the closure of the Township office during the Christmas Holidays from December 25th, 2017 to January 1st, 2018.

                                                                        Carried.

            District Social Services Administration Board Review – Invitation to Provide a Written Submission

17-143                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the submission for the District Social Services Administration Board Review, as circulated.

                                                                        Carried.

            2017 Tax Write-offs

17-144                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following tax write-offs for 2017:

                        TOTAL SOUTH         $    477.56

                        TOTAL NORTH        $ 3,468.90

                                                                        Carried.

            AMO’s Response to the Expert Panel on Public Health

17-145                                                                        Moved by Councillor Liverance

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

WHEREAS the provincial government is considering far reaching changes to the public health system based on recommendations made by the Expert Panel on Public Health in their report “Public Health within an Integrated Health System” released on July 20, 2017; and

WHEREAS the Board of Directors of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and their Health Task Force, does not support the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Public Health and is urging the government not to adopt them; and

WHEREAS if the expert Panel recommendations are implemented, it will completely change and dilute, over time, the mandate of the local public health system by integrating it with the health care system; and

WHEREAS there was no analysis provided by either the Expert Panel or the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on the implications of this proposed integration from either a patient, program/service, or cost benefit analysis perspective;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports AMO in their conclusions about this report and is voicing Council’s opposition to this report to Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins; and

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be provided to AMO, Norm Miller, MPP, West Parry Sound Municipal Councils and the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

                                                                        Carried.

            Staff Christmas Party

17-146                                                                        Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve an amount of $60.00 per person towards a Staff Christmas Party.

                                                                        Carried.

            2018 OGRA Conference – Municipal Delegations

Council directed staff to request a delegation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and the Ministry of Transportation to discuss importance of controlling phragmites and to request the assistance from both organizations to do so.

Staff was directed to look into a joint deputation with Georgian Bay Township, and to inform the other area municipalities.

            Removal of docks that are located on municipal shore road allowance at the Fox Back Landing and Kapikog Dam locations

Council discussed the correspondence received in regards to the removal of the docks. 

Council agreed that the deadline of October 31, 2017 will not change unless Councillor Walker is compelled to delay it to the spring.

In addition, staff reported that the Ministry of Natural Resources is open to issuing LUP’s for parking areas located on crown lands around Healey Lake and adjacent to other access point in Township.  Staff was directed to proceed.

            License Agreements – Henvey Inlet Wind GP Inc.

17-147                                                                        Moved by Councillor Liverance

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

WHEREAS the Henvey Inlet Wind Project partners have proposed several agreements to the Township including Transmission Easements; Temporary Access Easements; Road Use Agreement; and Community Benefit Agreement that require formal execution by the municipality prior to the project commencing.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, approve, in principle, the undertaking of agreements with Henvey Inlet Wind GP Inc. subject to the review and favorable  recommendations by the Township’s solicitor and the formal approval of the agreements at its November Council.

                                                                        Carried.

8.         BY-LAWS

            Crane Lake Resort – Adoption of Official Plan Amendment

17-51                                                                          Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

 That By-law Number 2017-51, being a By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 62, for the lands located in Lot 21, Concession 9, being Parcel Nos. 3040 and 5717 PSSS, including Part 2 on Plan 42R-9780, in the geographic Township of Conger be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of October, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            Denning, Stephen – Adoption of Official Plan Amendment

17-52                                                                          Moved by Councillor Liverance

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

That By-law Number 2017-52, being a By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 66, for the lands designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-15888, Part 1 on Plan 42R-19626 and Part 1 on Plan 42R-19627, designated as Parcel 27394, located in Part Lot 18 and Part of Broken Lot 19, Concession 11, in the geographic Township of Conger (northerly lot), as well as Part 1 on Plan 42R-2487, Parts 9 and 10 on Plan 42R-3084, designated as Parcel 27394, located in Part Lot 20, Concession 10, in the geographic Township of Conger (southerly lot) be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of October, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

9.         CORRESPONDENCE

            Council Correspondence

17-148                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

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

                                                                        Carried.

10.       CLOSED MEETING

17-149                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

17-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:35 p.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

17-150                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:51 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

11.       PUBLIC MEETING

At 10:03 a.m., Council held a Public Meeting to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number Z05-17, Karrie Beal and Wayne Welsh.

Reeve Ketchum called the meeting to order.  Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z05-17. 

Paul Lubbelinkhof, agent for the applicant was in attendance.

The applicant Karrie Beal conveyed to Council the plans for the property, including preservation of the existing cottage. 

Reeve Ketchum declared the public meeting closed at 10:38 a.m.

12.       CLOSED MEETING

17-151                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 10:39 p.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

17-152                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 11:06 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

Council recessed for Committee of Adjustment meeting at 11:10 a.m. and resumed business at 11:30 a.m.

13.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

17-53                                                                          Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

That By-law Number 2017-53, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 20th, 2017 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of October, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

14.       ADJOURNMENT

17-153                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 20, 2017, be adjourned at 11:31 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

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