October 15, 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

October 15, 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
Rick Zanussi
Ian Mead
Grant Walker  

Staff Present: 
Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Ray Hachigian – CBO 

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

10-136
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 17, 2010, be approved.

Carried.

3.         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

i)             HOFF, Brent and Jocelyne
               Pt Lot 21, Con 6 COWPER

10-137
Moved by Councillor Seagram

Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original Shore Road Allowance fronting Parcel 7838 PSSS located in Part of Lot 21, Concession 6, in the geographic Township of Cowper, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the westerly lot line and an angled projection of the easterly lot line, to accommodate the existing dock.

Carried.

ii)            QUICKFALL, Wesley and Rachael
                Lot 34 of Plan M-264 CONGER
10-138
Moved by Councillor Walker

Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original Shore Road Allowance fronting Lot 34 of Plan M-264 in the geographic Township of Conger, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines, and subject to the applicants submitting an application to deem the lot not to be a lot on a registered plan of subdivision thereby allowing the portions to merge on title.

Carried.

4.         BY-LAWS

i)             WYLIE, Elizabeth
                Pt of Island 681A, Loc JG11, Pcl 9747 HARRISON
                Bayfield Nares Neighbourhood   

2030-10
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-Law Number 2030-10, being a By-law to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law Number A2000-07, as amended, for part of Island 681A, being Location JG11, designated as parcel 9747 PSNS, located in front of the geographic Township of Harrison, be read and passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2010.

Carried.

ii)         CIVIL MARRIAGE SOLEMNIZATION SERVICES

10-40 
Moved by Councillor French     

Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

THAT By-Law Number 10-40, being a By-law to authorize Stephen Kaegi, CAO/Clerk, and Ray Hachigian, Manager of Building and Planning, to Perform Civil Marriage Solemnization Services in the Province of Ontario, and to repeal By-law No. 09-34, be read and passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2010.

Carried.

5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

10-139
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon 

Seconded by Councillor French

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

Carried.

6.         COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

10-140
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

Carried.

Councillor Williams requested Council to note an article on the Endangered Species Act, and asked questions on the protocol of responding to ratepayer correspondence.

7.         OTHER BUSINESS

i)             TOWNSHIP OFFICE HOURS – CHRISTMAS SEASON

10-141
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the closure of the Township Office from 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 24, 2010, to and including Friday, December 31, 2010, and that staff use vacation days as required.

Carried.

ii)            ANNUAL COTTAGE CLOSING AND THE USE OF TOWNSHIP TRANSFER SITES
               AS DROP-OFF FOR LOCAL FOOD DRIVE

10-142
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

WHEREAS fall is the time of year for closing up cottages for the winter and there is tons of non-perishable food items being hauled home by cottagers;

AND WHEREAS there are organizations in the Parry Sound area, such as the Salvation Army, Parry Sound Food Bank, and Harvest Share, that provide food relief to individuals and families who are in need in the community;

AND WHEREAS Crane Lake Resort and Anglers’ Inn are receiving donations of food items from cottagers who are closing up for the winter;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the use of the Township’s Transfer and Waste Sites for the collection of non-perishable food items each fall on an annual basis, to assist in this matter;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago’s ratepayers be encouraged to drop off non-perishable, leftover food items at the Township’s Transfer and Waste Stations before heading home after closing up the cottage to help local individuals and families in need.

Carried.

The Public Works Manager is to propose a system that would run from Labour Day to Thanksgiving and report back to Council.

iii)           WEST PARRY SOUND DISTRICT MUSEUM

10-143
Moved by Councillor Walker 
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

WHEREAS the West Parry Sound District Museum is in need of temporary funding that will keep the Museum operational until its anticipated funding arrives;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a payment of $4,000.00 to the West Parry Sound District Museum;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this payment be deducted from the Township of The Archipelago’s 2011 contribution to the Museum.

Carried.

iv)        REVIEW OF 2011 SCHEDULE
            COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

10-144
Moved by Councillor Williams 
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council adjusts the 2011 Council Meeting Schedule for June, from the 16th and 17th to the 23rd and 24th, to avoid a conflict with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Conference.

Carried.

v)         DOORS OPEN ONTARIO 
            TOWN OF PARRY SOUND

The CAO informed Council that the proposed Doors Open Ontario initiative for Parry Sound and area would not proceed, due to lack of funding.

vi)        NORTHERN ONTARIO HERITAGE FUND CORPORATION FUNDING
            
POINTE AU BARIL PROJECT PHASE 3

10-145
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to proceed with the signing of the necessary documents for one-third funding.

Carried.

8.         BY-LAWS

ii)         MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION 
            AUTHORIZED REQUESTER AGREEMENT

10-41
Moved by Councillor Walker     
Seconded by Councillor Cochrane

THAT By-Law Number 10-41, being a By-law to authorize Stephen P. Kaegi, CAO/Clerk, and Glenn Kargus, Manager of Public Works and Facilities, to access and use certain information contained in Ministry of Transportation computer databases, be read and passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2010.  

Carried.

9.         OTHER BUSINESS

vii)       TOWN OF PARRY SOUND  
            
CAPITAL FUNDING REQUEST FOR CANDORE COLLEGE SITE

Council directed the CAO to write a letter to the Town of Parry Sound in response to a request for capital infrastructure funding for services to the new Canadore College site, outlining Council’s position.

viii)      STURGEON BAY 
            BLUE-GREEN ALGAE


Councillor Cochrane gave a brief update on the status of the proposed project and the Ministry of the Environment.

ix)        PARRY SOUND DISTRICT MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION

Councillors Williams and Cochrane gave a brief update on their attendance at the fall meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association and the subjects covered. One item of interest was the Local Health Integration Network’s (LHIN) comment that the West Parry Sound Health Centre and Lakeland Long Term Care Facility are exploring the expansion of the Home.

10.       DEPUTATION

i)             MURRAY KENNEDY

Murray Kennedy spoke to Council on a number of issues concerning Pointe au Baril, such as the placement of the bins at the existing site, the speed of boats approaching Township docks, garbage deposited after hours, garbage found along the road from the docks to the highway, the operational plans for the dock upon completion of construction and finally, large-item pick-up days.

Mr. Kennedy had several suggestions that the CAO will forward on to the Manager of Public Works, as well as suggestions that Mr. Kennedy will submit in writing.

Councillor Zanussi arrived during Mr. Kennedy’s presentation.

11.       OTHER BUSINESS

x)         BELVEDERE HEIGHTS HOME FOR THE AGED  
            FUNDING REQUEST

10-146
Moved by Councillor Cochrane 

Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
that Council supports the capital project proposed for the west side of Belvedere Heights and its applications for funding of this project to commemorate its anniversary;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorize a contribution of $5,000 in support of this project.

Carried.

xi)        SOUTH SHORE ROAD – POINTE AU BARIL 
            SPEED LIMIT SOUTH SHORE ROAD

Councillor Desmasdon requested that the CAO have the Public Works Manager look at adjusting the location where the speed limit changes on the South Shore Road past the Community Centre.

xii)      DISTRICT SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD

Councillor Zanussi reported on the activities of the Board and the change in legislation dealing with the term of the Chair of the Board.

xiii)     ONTARIO CAMP FOR THE DEAF

Councillor Mead gave a brief update on the various actions concerning the Ontario Camp for the Deaf regarding noise and siltation.

xiv)    MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES (MNR) DAM/WEIRS
           HORSESHOE AND CRANE LAKE

Councillor Mead gave a brief update on the two proposed MNR projects.

12.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

10-42    
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT
By-Law Number 10-42, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2010.

Carried.

13. ADJOURNMENT 

10-147
Moved by Councillor Seagram 
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO


________________________                  ____________________________

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


 

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