February 18, 2011 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
February 18, 2011
9 James Street
, Parry Sound, Ontario


Council Members Present:  
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:            
Greg Andrews 
Gary French 
Ken Williams 
E.A. (Ted) Christie 
John Seagram 
Rick Zanussi  
Ian Mead 
Grant Walker

Council Members Absent: 
Terry Desmasdon 
John Hansuld 

Staff Present: 

Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk 

Ray Hachigian – CBO   Cale Henderson – Planner

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.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

11-012
Moved by Councillor French     
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 14, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

i)             KOLBUC, Roger Block 17 Plan 42M-544 Pcl 22658 CONGER  
11-013 
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Official Plan Amendment application and directs staff to circulate it for a future public meeting.

Defeated

4. OTHER BUSINESS

i)             RECOGNITION REGARDING ROB FARROW
               SENIOR BUILDING INSPECTOR/BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

11-014  
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council recognizes and congratulates Rob Farrow on being elected the Vice-Chair of the Muskoka-Parry Sound Chapter of the Ontario Building Officials Association.

Carried.

5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-015
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor French

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

Carried.

6.         OTHER BUSINESS

ii)            FEDERATION OF NORTHERN ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES (FONOM) 
               PROVINCIAL MUNICIPAL FISCAL AND SERVICE DELIVERY REVIEW

11-016 
Moved by Councillor Zanussi 
Seconded by Councillor French

WHEREAS the Provincial Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review (PMFSDR) final report was released on October 31, 2008;

AND WHEREAS the PMFSDR Infrastructure Table concluded that the infrastructure investment gap per household for Northern Ontario municipalities is generally higher than other regions in Ontario;

AND WHEREAS the PMFSDR Fiscal Health table concluded that the fiscal health of Northern municipalities is poorer than other regions of Ontario;

AND WHEREAS Northern Ontario municipalities are more reliant on funding from the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) than other regions of Ontario;

AND WHEREAS many municipalities in Northern Ontario have seen a reduction in their OMPF equal to their upload benefits resulting in very little net upload benefit for several years;

AND WHEREAS the net upload benefits per household for the Northern Ontario region are and further forecasted to be well below the net upload benefits per household for all other regions of the Province;

AND WHEREAS many municipalities in Northern Ontario have had to raise taxes and use reserves to address their Infrastructure Deficit;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of Ontario increase the Northern Communities Grant, on the OMPF by $75.00 per-Household, to ensure all Municipalities in the North will receive the necessary "Required Support";

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Hon. Dalton McGuinty, Minister of Finance Dwight Duncan, to FONOM and to the Leaders of the Opposition and the local M.P.P. Norm Miller.

Carried.

iii)           TAX WRITE-OFFS

11-017   
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following tax write-offs for 2011:

TOTAL SOUTH - $4,525.47 
TOTAL NORTH - $7,473.22

Carried.

TAX WRITE-OFFS

11-018  
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following tax write-offs for 2011:

TOTAL SOUTH - $360.01 
TOTAL NORTH - $956.39

Carried.

11-019  
Moved by Councillor Williams 
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following tax write-off for 2011:

TOTAL NORTH - $842.00 

Carried.

iv)        WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE BOARD MEETING – JANUARY 31, 2011

Council discussed the items raised at the meeting and specifically the proposal for a yearly donation from each municipality for the new Doctor Recruitment Program. The initial discussion revolved around a proposal of $2.00 per elector. Council requested that staff contact Donald Sanderson, CEO for the West Parry Sound Health Centre, and invite him to a future meeting to speak on this proposal.

v)         RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN THE GREAT LAKES AND
             ST. LAWRENCE RIVER REGION

11-020   
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Christie

WHEREAS the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River system is a significant natural resource and ecosystem upon which millions rely for drinking water, recreation, and is the cornerstone for industry and a vibrant regional economy;

AND WHEREAS the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative is a coalition of more than 70 U.S. and Canadian mayors and locally elected officials representing 13 million citizens, working to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River and to help ensure the resource is managed in a sustainable manner for generations to come;

AND WHEREAS the Cities Initiative recognizes the benefits of renewable sources of energy like wind, solar, biofuels and hydro, and those benefits include climate change mitigation, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and other sources of pollution, and water conservation , in addition to maximizing domestic energy opportunities and creating jobs;

AND WHEREAS the Cities Initiative recognizes that the energy equation will be solved through a combination of energy conservation and a mixture of energy sources, including renewable energy sources as well as non-renewable sources like coal and nuclear;

AND WHEREAS the Cities Initiative recognizes that some municipalities are still investigating the feasibility of renewable energy options within their jurisdictions;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Cities Initiative supports increased energy conservation and renewable energy as a means to better conserve our finite natural resources, reduce pollution, maximize domestic energy potential and opportunities, and create jobs within the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Cities Initiative calls for renewable energy development in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River region to occur in an environmentally sound manner so as to preserve or improve upon the integrity of the Lakes and River and their shorelines;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Cities Initiative calls for local governments to have a meaningful role in how renewable energy development in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region moves forward, including in the development of proposed rules and regulations regarding permitting and sighting processes that are not yet defined, and through early, frequent, and meaningful consultations on proposed private development projects so that installations are sited in places that maximize their potential and community support;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Cities Initiative encourages continued research and education on renewable energy development so that potential impacts and benefits from renewable energy are better understood and facilities are sited in optimum locations, taking into account local support and ecological and heritage sensitivities;

AND BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative calls for a regional focus on renewable energy technology, research and development, and manufacturing so that the region can better capitalize on its renewable energy potential and ensure the creation of jobs within the region; specifically the Cities Initiative calls for a federal, provincial, state and locally driven bi-national taskforce to identify ways to advance renewable energy research and development, harness innovation, and promote renewable energy related technologies and manufacturing in the region, particularly through utilizing the talent and expertise at Great Lakes and St. Lawrence academic institutions.

Carried.

7.         BY-LAWS

i) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW  
    LEY, Amanda and Jeffrey
    Lot 2 of M-163, HARRISON

11-09 
Moved by Councillor Andrews 
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-09, being a By-law to declare to be surplus and to stop up, close and sell a certain allowance for road set out and described as part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 37 in Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Harrison, now in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-19182, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of February, 2011.

Carried.

8.         OTHER BUSINESS

vi)  REVIEW OF POLICY ON THE SALE OF SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES – STURGEON BAY

Councillor Mead requested that Council revisit the policy of allowing the sale of Shore Road Allowances in the Sturgeon Bay area due to the issue of blue-green algae.

9.         BY-LAWS

ii)            SALE OF LAND TO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION 
               Part 1 of Plan 42R-18688 SHAWANAGA

11-10  
Moved by Councillor Williams 
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-10, being a By-law to authorize the execution of documents related to the sale and conveyance of land to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Ontario represented by the Minister of Transportation for the Province of Ontario, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of February, 2011.

Carried.

iii)           EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES AGREEMENT 
               TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN

11-021    
Moved by Councillor Mead  
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council defer the passing of the proposed by-law until the amended proposal is received from the Fire Chief of Seguin Township for consideration for Emergency Response Services.

Carried.

iv)           NORTHERN COMMUNICATION SERVICES INC.

11-11 
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 11-11, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an agreement between the Township of The Archipelago and Northern Communication Services Inc., for Fire Dispatch Services, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of February, 2011.

Carried.

v)            RENEWAL OF MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT

11-12
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law Number 11-12, being a By-law to authorize the renewal of a Mutual Assistance Agreement between the Townships of Carling, McKellar, Seguin and The Archipelago; the Municipalities of McDougall and Whitestone, and the Town of Parry Sound, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of February, 2011.

Carried.

10.       COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

i)             FEBRUARY 2011 CORRESPONDENCE

11-022 
Moved by Councillor Zanussi 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the February 2011 Council Correspondence listing.      

Carried.

ii)         COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE
             FONOM NOMINATION/DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION

Reeve Ketchum raised the response received from the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association regarding the selection process for the area’s FONOM representative. As well, the Reeve asked that a letter be sent to the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association indicating the Township’s willingness to host a future Association meeting, preferably in the spring.

iii)        MARLENE STEWART 
            NOTE OF APPRECIATION

Reeve Ketchum read the letter received from Marlene Stewart indicating her appreciation for the flowers, and Council and staff members who attended the memorial service for her late husband, Ian Stewart.

11.       DEPUTATIONS

i)             PATRICIA LAWSON 
               SHIPMENT OF NUCLEAR WASTE ON THE GREAT LAKES

Patrician Lawson, a ratepayer from the Bayfield-Nares neighbourhood in The Archipelago, addressed Council regarding her opposition to the shipment of nuclear waste through the Great Lakes, generated from the Bruce Nuclear Power facility. Ms. Lawson provided information from Dr. Gordon Edwards, a nuclear expert, as to why the proposed shipment should be opposed, along with the decision of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.  Ms. Lawson requested that Council support the proposed resolution regarding this matter.

Council posed several questions and indicated they would consider the matter later on the agenda.

ii)            ERIC MCINTYRE, STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR
               EASTERN GEORGIAN BAY STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL  

Eric McIntyre, Stewardship Coordinator for the Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council, gave a brief update on the 2010 activities of the Council and its proposed 2011 projects.  Mr. McIntyre thanked Council for its support over the years and expressed his hope that this excellent relationship continues.

Council posed questions regarding the Moon River activities, and issues regarding water flows and theft from traps. As well, Reeve Ketchum asked about stocking policies and specifically, potential programs for increasing Black Bass stocks.

Council recessed for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at 11:00 a.m., and resumed business at 12:40 p.m.

12.       OTHER BUSINESS

vii)       SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE STEAM GENERATORS ON THE GREAT LAKES AND
             ST. LAWRENCE
(REFER TO PATRICIA LAWSON DEPUTATION)

11-023
Moved by Councillor Seagram 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago defer taking any action on the proposed resolution until the Township receives further information from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative regarding the proposed shipment of radioactive generators on the Great Lakes.

Carried.

viii)      GREAT LAKES & ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE 
             CANADIAN NUCLEAR SAFETY COMMISSION DECISSION

11-024 
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

WHEREAS the decision was made by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission permitting the transportation of radioactive steam generators through the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence seaway;

AND WHEREAS such a proposed shipment could have environmental impacts on our American neighbours;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago request that the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative seek input from its United States members on the proposed shipment of radioactive steam generators through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence system.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the results of this initiative be sent to the Canadian members of GL&SLCI for further consideration and action if required.

Carried.

13.       PUBLIC MEETING

i)             PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. Z11/10 
               ROUND ISLAND CAMP

A Public Meeting was held to consider the proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment Number Z11/10 for Round Island Camp. The Township Planner, Cale Henderson, gave a report on the proposed Amendment and asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak in support or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment. Hearing none, the public meeting was closed.

14.       BY-LAWS

vii)       ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT
             ROUND ISLAND CAMP
             Part Island 96A HARRISON

2033-11  
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 2033-11, being a By-law to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law Number A2000-07, as  amended, for Parts 8 and 14, designated as Parcels 2153 and 6934 PSNS, located on Island 96A, in front of the geographic Township of Harrison, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of February, 2011.

Carried.

15.       OTHER BUSINESS

ix)        TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO WEBSITE

The CAO indicated that at the March Committee meeting staff will present further information on the Township’s website, specifically in regards to the request for photographs to be added to the site for community events.

16.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW 

11-13
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-Law Number 11-13, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of February, 2011.

Carried.

11. ADJOURNMENT 

11-025
Moved by Councillor Walker 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 1:15 p.m.

Carried.

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

________________________                  ____________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                                   Stephen P. Kaegi, CAO
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