March 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

March 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

 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

 11-026
Moved by Councillor Andrews 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 18, 2011, be approved.

 Carried.

 3.         DEPUTATIONS

i)              AUSTIN PENFOLD COMMENDATION

 Reeve Ketchum asked Councillor French to introduce Austin Penfold, a young student/resident of Pointe au Baril who has led, with the help of his family, the bottle fundraising efforts and the donation of funds to various organizations that benefit the community. Reeve Ketchum then presented a signed resolution to Austin Penfold and thanked him for his efforts to better the community.

 ii)            RECOGNITION OF MARY MUTER

 Reeve Ketchum and Councillor Seagram noted that a presentation of a signed resolution was made to Mary Muter in recognition of her dedication and hard work in seeking solutions to the current problems facing the water quality and water levels of the Great Lakes.

 4. OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

i) PLEASANT COVE RESORT (BISHOP)
Part Lot 27, Concession 5 HARRISON

11-027
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Zoning By-law Amendment application and directs staff to circulate it for a future public meeting.

Carried.

 5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

 11-028
Moved by Councillor French      
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

Carried.

6.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

 i) BLACKSTONE/CRANE LAKE ROAD UPGRADE – SEGUIN TOWNSHIP

11-029  
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago shall contribute to the upgrade of the 2.5 Kilometre gravel section of Blackstone/Crane Lake Road, within Sequin Township, conditional upon the upgrade including a Double Surface Treatment or Pavement;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the contribution from the Township of The Archipelago shall be limited to 50% of the costs to a   maximum of $100,000.00 or 33% of the costs to a maximum of $100,000.00 plus 10 Years Winter Maintenance of the improved section;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the $100,000.00 be raised through area rated levies against relevant properties in Ward 5.

 Carried.

 7.         CORRESPONDENCE

 i)             COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-030
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Walker

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

 Carried.

 ii)            PURCHASE OF CROWN RESERVE 
                B704 (McLaren) Island  COWPER

 11-031 
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Natural Resources be advised that the Township has no objection to the sale of the Crown Reserve fronting Parcel 7694 P.S.S.S. on Part of Island B704 in the geographic Township of Cowper on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

 Carried.

 8.         OTHER BUSINESS

i)          SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE STEAM GENERATORS ON  THE GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE

 11-032
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

WHEREAS Bruce Power is engaged in a multibillion dollar refurbishment project involving several of the eight Bruce nuclear reactors sited on Lake Huron;

 AND WHEREAS the refurbishment project involves the removal and replacement of thousands of corroded and radioactively contaminated tubes and pipes in the primary cooling circuits of the affected reactors, which will remain on-site as radioactive wastes;

 AND WHEREAS the refurbishment also involves the removal and replacement of 32 huge radioactive steam generators, each weighing approximately 100 tonnes, each about the size of a school bus, and each containing thousands of radioactively contaminated pipes which carried primary coolant from the core of the nuclear reactor;

 AND WHEREAS the pipes inside the old steam generators are contaminated with radioactive fission products such as plutonium, americium, and curium and with radioactive activation products such as tritium (hydrogen-3) and carbon-14;

 AND WHEREAS the radioactive contaminants inside the old steam generators include alpha-emitters, beta-emitters and gamma-emitters, some of which have half-lives measured in decades, centuries or even millennia;

 AND WHEREAS the decontamination efforts carried out by Bruce Power have not succeeded in removing all radioactive contamination from these old steam generators;

 AND WHEREAS Bruce Power has signed a contract with the Studsvik company in Sweden to receive and dismantle 32 of these old radioactive steam generators form the Bruce Nuclear Complex, to recycle as much of the less contaminated metal as possible for commercial use as scrap metal (up to 90 percent of the total metal in the steam generators), and to return the more contaminated portions to Bruce Power to be stored as radioactive waste;

 AND WHEREAS the recycling of radioactive materials from nuclear reactors as scrap metal for commercial use should not be countenanced or encouraged;

AND WHEREAS Bruce Power has announced that it intends to ship the old steam generators through the Great Lakes, down the St. Lawrence River, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Studsvik in Sweden;

 AND WHEREAS shipping radioactive waste from nuclear reactors through the Great Lakes is a practice which should not be allowed because of the potential for long-lived radioactive contamination;

 AND WHEREAS the stigma attached to shipments of radioactive waste from reactors will affect people-s peace of mind and property values along the transportation route, especially if an accident involving those shipments were to occur;

 AND WHEREAS the shipment of old steam generators through the Great Lakes will set a dangerous precedent for other shipments of radioactive reactor waste materials in future;

 AND WHEREAS the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River system together comprise close to 20% of the world’s surface freshwater; and are a source of drinking water for over 40 million people and a $4 billion fisheries; and which support an amazingly diverse and fragile ecosystem;

 AND WHEREAS the Great Lakes is currently compromised by radioactive contamination through routine emissions and accidental releases at upwards of 50 nuclear sites; this radioactive burden continues to this day and should not be compounded and endorsed by radioactive steam generator shipments;

AND WHEREAS Bruce Power’s plan for transporting radioactive steam generators to Sweden has never come under public scrutiny with consultation, either by citizens and local governments along the trucking and shipping routes, or by provincial, state or national governments, or by Native American Indian tribal peoples of the USA, or by the several nations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and the sovereign governments of Aboriginal peoples living beside treaty and traditional ancestral waterways of the proposed Great Lakes/St. Lawrence route, or by International bodies such as the International Joint Commission;

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago:

 1)    Is opposed in principle to any shipment through the Great Lakes of radioactive waste or radioactively contaminated equipment from the decommissioning, refurbishment, or routine operation of nuclear reactors;

 2)    Urge the governments of Canada and the U.S.A., as well as the indigenous and sovereign governments of Native American Indian tribal peoples of the U.S.A., and the several nations of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and the Aboriginal peoples living beside treaty and traditional ancestral waterways of the proposed Great Lakes/St. Lawrence router, to insist that the shipment of old nuclear steam generators through the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River not take place;

 3)    Urge the governments to recognize used nuclear steam generators as radioactive waste; they have always been regarded as radioactive waste and should always be regarded as radioactive waste;

 4)    Urge that these authorities declare that radioactive wastes and radioactively contaminated equipment from decommissioned or refurbished nuclear reactors, or from routine operation of nuclear reactors, shall not be allowed to be shipped through or trucked alongside the Great Lakes or the St. Lawrence River.

 A recorded vote was requested.

 YEA                                                        NAY

Councillor Andrews                       Councillor Walker
Councillor Mead                             Councillor Zanussi 
                                                           Councillor Christie 
                                                           Councillor Seagram 
                                                           Councillor Williams
                                                           Councillor French
                                                           Reeve Ketchum

 Defeated

ii)         SHIPMENT OF RADIOACTIVE STEAM GENERATORS ON THE GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE

11-033
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

WHEREAS Bruce Power is engaged in a multi-billion dollar refurbishment project involving several of the eight nuclear reactors sited on Lake Huron;

AND WHEREAS the refurbishment also involves the removal and replacement of 32 radioactive steam generators;

AND WHEREAS Bruce Power has signed a contract with Studsvik Company to ship 32 of these old radioactive steam generators so as to recycle as much of the least contaminated metal as possible for commercial use and to return the more contaminated portion to Bruce Power to be stored as radioactive waste;

AND WHEREAS this process is viewed as Best Practices to recycle the maximum amount of scrap for commercial use (e.g. 90%) and store the remaining 10% at Bruce Power as radioactive waste;

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago recognizes the economic and social need for nuclear power generation in Ontario as it now supplies up to 50% of the electricity needs for business and resident use;

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is concerned with safety issues with the actual site at Bruce Power and the transport to and from the Studsvik Company;

AND WHEREAS Bruce Power wants to proceed with the process in order to minimize the amount of radioactive onsite storage;

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is a member of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, and supports their position made to the House of Commons Committee on Natural Resources on proposed shipment of radioactive steam generators from Bruce Power on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence;

AND NOTWITHSTANDING the inadequate consultation with other government and stakeholders about the shipments; and in such matters contemplated in the future there is a need for full disclosure;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago agrees and supports the recommendations, as outlined in the attached Great Lakes presentation noted under the headings:

-       The Shipment exceeds the International Energy Agency Safety Standards for total allowable radioactivity on a single ship;

-       The Environmental Risk presented by the shipment was not characterized adequately;

-       This shipment will set a precedent for the future.

A recorded vote requested.

YEA                                                                 NAY

Councillor Andrews                                     Councillor French 
Councillor Mead
Councillor Walker 
Councillor Zanussi 
Councillor Christie 
Councillor Seagram 
Councillor Williams
Reeve Ketchum

Carried.

 

iii)           PURCHASE OF LANDS FROM MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION
               WOODS BAY TRANSFER SITE 
               Part of Lot 41, Concession 4  CONGER

11-034 
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago agrees to purchase from Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Ontario, represented by the Minister of Transportation for the Province of Ontario, Part 1 of Plan 42R-5497 in Part of Lot 41, Concession 4, in the geographic Township of Conger, for the sum of $1.00 plus H.S.T. if applicable, as outlined in the Offer to Purchase;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township agrees to the conditions as set out in the Offer to Purchase;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Reeve and Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk are hereby authorized to execute all documents in connection with the purchase of the land mentioned above.

Carried.

iv)        CANADORE COLLEGE 
             TOWN OF PARRY SOUND REQUEST FOR CONTRIBUTION

11-035
Moved by Councillor
Walker Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a financial contribution to Canadore College and Related Infrastructure Works Project on Parry Sound Drive in the Town of Parry Sound.

Defeated

Council directed staff to contact the Town of Parry Sound to request a delegation to identify some of the issues they will need to address and overcome.


9.         DEPUTATIONS

iii)        GEORGIAN BAY COUNTRY 2011 ACTIVITIES

Anna Marie Harris, Manager of Georgian Bay Country, thanked Council for their financial support and gave an update on the various activities that took place in 2010 and the activities and plans for 2011.

Councillor Walker raised a concern that at the recent event held at the Stockey Centre it seemed that many of the groups might be duplicating each other and asked if it wouldn’t be more effective if they combined their efforts.

iv)           ARTS ON THE BAY 2011 REQUEST FOR FUNDING

Joan Emery, the Secretary-Treasurer for Arts on the Bay thanked Council for its support and gave a presentation on the 2011 program. Ms. Emery explained to Council that the group lost a financial contributor and therefore need additional financial support from the Township to offset this loss. No firm figure was given or requested.

v)            POINTE AU BARIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2011 REQUEST FOR FUNDING

Matthew French, President of the Pointe au Baril Chamber of Commerce, gave Council a brief explanation behind the request for additional funding in the amount of $2,000. The Chamber is looking at funding a person to look after the rink as well as helping to offset fees charged to locals for the use of the Community Centre. In addition, the Chamber is exploring the potential benefits of amalgamating with the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce.

vi)           SAIL PARRY SOUND

Larry Barnes, CFO, and Paula Liness, Regatta Director for Sail Parry Sound, gave a brief presentation on the 2010 activities as well as plans for 2011, and the growth in both training and enrolment, as well as in the Big Sound Challenge. A new relationship has been created in 2010 between Sail Parry Sound and San Souci & Copperhead Association. It was suggested by Councillor French that they contact the Ojibway Club as there is an active sailing group operating there that would benefit both organizations if they communicated with one another. Sail Parry Sound thanked Council for their financial support and looked forward to expanding and developing further working relationships with Council and residents.

Council recessed for a break and a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at 11:10 a.m., and resumed business at 11:45 a.m.

10.       OTHER BUSINESS

v)         DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION SPRING MEETING – APRIL 29, 2011

11-036      
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council Members to attend the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association’s Spring Meeting in McKellar on Friday, April 29, 2011:

Councillor Walker, Councillor Mead, Councillor Desmasdon, Councillor Andrews, and Reeve Ketchum.

Carried.

vii)       NORTH BAY - PARRY SOUND DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT THE PRICE OF EATING WELL

11-037
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Resolution dated February 23, 2011 of the North Bay   Parry Sound District Health Unit on its stance regarding advocacy work in the areas of the social determinants of health and food security, recognizing the impact these factors have on health outcomes;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports, in principle, the directions and process proposed by the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council (SARAC) for a comprehensive review of Ontario’s income security system;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Province consults with Northern Ontario Health Units, as key stakeholders in the Social Service sector, through the process established to review Ontario’s income security system, and that this review be completed as soon as possible.

Carried.

viii)      NORTH BAY PARRY SOUND DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT
             DECLARATION REGARDING DON BRISBANE, APPOINTEE

11-038
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of The Archipelago declares that Don Brisbane is the Board of Health appointee for the Township;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the CAO to complete the Declaration Form in accordance with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s request.

Carried.

ix)        BELVEDERE HEIGHTS 2011 LEVY

11-039  
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago requests that Belvedere Heights uses Column 17 of Schedule 26 of the Financial Information Return (FIR) for 2009.

Carried.

x)         WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE BOARD NOMINATION OF MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVE

11-040 
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago nominates Councillor Bill Church to represent area municipalities on the West Parry Sound Health Centre Board.

Defeated.

Council requested staff to send a letter explaining Council’s decision.

xi)        EASTERN GEORGIAN BAY STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL
            MOON RIVER WALLEYE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

11-041
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a donation of $5,000 to support the Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council in the Moon River Walleye Rehabilitation Program and specifically to support walleye stocking efforts on the Moon River.

Carried.

Council directed staff to send a copy to the Township of Georgian Bay, and Bob Duncanson, Executive Director for the Georgian Bay Association.

Council recessed for lunch at 12:15 p.m. and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

 

11.       CLOSED MEETING – LEGAL MATTER MARINA

11-042
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 1:00 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with a legal matter involving the marina.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

11-043
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 1:30 p.m.

Carried.

xii) HOLIDAY COVE MARINA

11-044    
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs the CAO to contact the Township of Seguin and indicate Council’s position on the negotiations.

Carried.

12.       BY-LAWS

i)             APPOINTMENT OF MUNICIPAL WEED INSPECTOR

11-15 
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 11-15, being a By-law to appoint Glenn Kargus, Manager of Public Works and Facilities, a Municipal Weed Inspector as required under the Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

 

ii)         PARRY SOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY

11-16    
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law number 11-16, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute a renewal agreement for Library Service for the year ending December 31, 2011, with the Parry Sound Public Library, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

iii)        PLEASANT COVE RESORT INC.
            Part Lot 2, Concession 5 Part 2 on Plan 42R-6131, HARRISON

11-17  
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law Number 11-17, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a development agreement between Pleasant Cove Resort Inc., and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

iv)           BISHOP
                Part Lot 2, Concession 5 
                Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-19305, HARRISON

11-18
Moved by Councillor Andrews

Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-18, being a By-law to designate Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-19305, located in Part of Lot 27, Concession 5, in the geographic Township of Harrison as Site Plan Control Areas, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

v)         EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES AGREEMENT
             TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN

11-19  
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 11-19, being a By-law to enter into an agreement between the Township of Seguin and The Township of The Archipelago for Emergency Response Services, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

13.       OTHER BUSINESS

xii)       PARRY SOUND DISTRICT SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD

Council had a discussion regarding questions that had been forwarded to the Parry Sound District Social Services Administration Board.

14.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11-20    
Moved by Councillor Walker        
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-Law Number 11-20, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

 

15. ADJOURNMENT

 

11-045   
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead   

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 1:56 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

________________________                  ____________________________

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