April 15, 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
April 15, 2011
9 James Street
, Parry Sound, Ontario


Council Members Present:
Reeve:  Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews 
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

 

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

 11-046
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

 Carried.

 3.         CLOSED MEETING (KOLBUC)

11-047
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:05 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, to discuss legal matters (Kolbuc).

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

11-048
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:20 a.m.

Carried.

4.         DEPUTATIONS

  1. GEORGIAN BAY ASSOCIATION (GBA)

 Bob Duncanson, Executive Director of the Georgian Bay Association, and John McMullen, Government Liaison member on the Board, spoke to Council regarding the various activities of the Association and its advocacy role. Council raised the following issues: aquaculture, water levels and the relationship between Lake Superior to the St. Lawrence River and the dredging at Montreal, the role of Associations in the selection and promotion of future candidates, and the degree the GBA should be involved in planning.

       2.  WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE (WPSHC)

Donald Sanderson, CEO, Jim Hanna, Manager of Community Relations and Volunteer Services,  and Telo Blankenfeldt, Manager of Human Resources, gave a brief overview of the activities of the WPSHC and its budgetary pressures. Issues raised that concerned Council included doctor recruitment, the implementation of doctor rosters by Family Health Teams, and the impact on seasonal residents and the hours of operation at nursing stations during the summer months.

 It was suggested that an invitation be extended to representatives of the Parry Sound Family Health Team to attend a future Council meeting.

 

       3.  BELVEDERE HEIGHTS HOME FOR THE AGED – BUDGET

Councillor Susan Murphy (Carling Township),  Area 2 Representative for the Belvedere Heights Board presented to Council the results of the 2011 Budget deliberations and the impact on area municipalities. Councillor Murphy reviewed the executive summary and explained why Belvedere Heights had to increase its levy to municipalities.

 CLOSED MEETING – BELVEDERE HEIGHTS

11-049
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 11:40 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss Property matters (Belvedere).

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

11-050
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 11:50 a.m.

 Carried.

      4.  TERRI SENK/COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT DECISION

Terri Senk addressed Council regarding the recent Committee of Adjustment decision that dealt with a Minor Variance Application by Thorkildsen.

Council indicated that it could not discuss the decision; however, the applicant could submit a revised application to the Committee of Adjustment and speak to planning staff to review all possible options.

 5.         OTHER BUSINESS

i)          HOLIDAY COVE MARINA

11-051
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorize staff to engage the Township lawyer to prepare an interim agreement for 2011 between The Archipelago and the Township of Seguin regarding Holiday Cove Marina as negotiated;

 AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the CAO to sign the interim agreement on behalf of the Township of The Archipelago.

 Carried.

6. BY-LAWS

  1. KOLBUC – MINUTES OF SETTLEMENT

11-21
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law Number 11-21, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Minutes of Settlement Agreement between Roger Kolbuc and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 Council recessed for lunch and resumed business at 12:45 p.m.

 7.         UNFINISHED PLANNING BUSINESS

     1.  FIELD-MARSHAM, Charles
          Part of Island B-424
Part 2 Plan 42R-6075 CONGER 

11-052
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

WHEREAS staff received, and consequently lodged with the Ontario Municipal Board, an appeal to the decision of the Committee of Adjustment with respect to the application submitted by Charles Field-Marsham;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to engage the services of Chris Tzekas and Greg Corbett to defend the position of the Committee of Adjustment at the Board.

 Carried.

 8. OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

Councillor Zanussi declared a pecuniary interest and removed himself from the table.

  1. DION, Aime 
    Pt Lot 42 Con 5 Part 1 on PSR-430,
    Part 1 Plan 42R-14080 PCL 10355 CONGER

 11-053
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

 Carried.

       2.  GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST 
            Part of Island 439A Parts 2 & 3
            Plan 42R-18529
SHAWANAGA

11-05 
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the Township has received correspondence from the Georgian Bay Land Trust requesting the reimbursement of the $1000.00 application fee with respect to a Zoning By-law Amendment application being submitted for the above-noted property;

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a donation to the Georgian Bay Land Trust, in the amount of $1000.00, once the Zoning By-law Amendment application and fee have been received.

 Carried.

      3.  PLEASANT COVE RESORT (BISHOP)
           Part Lot 27, Con 5  Parcel 8755 HARRISON

11-055
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to circulate the notice for the Zoning By-law Amendment application, for meetings to be held on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 in Pointe au Baril, and on Friday, July 15th, 2011 at the Township office.

Carried.

 9. SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

  1. ATKINSON, Geoff and Sheri 
     Part Lot 17, Con 11 CONGER

11-056 
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 Part of Lot 17, Concession 11, being Parts 2 and 3 of PSR-804 in the geographic Township of Conger, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Carried.

 10.       REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

 11-057
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

Carried.

 11.       CORRESPONDENCE

 COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-058
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

 Carried.

 12.       OTHER BUSINESS

            ii) NON-ELECTED COMPENSATION 
11-059
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that John Cochrane, as an appointed non-elected representative to the EMS Committee, be paid a meeting per diem of $100.00, as well as mileage.

 Carried.

          iii) POINTE AU BARIL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
               LOBSTERFEST – July 16, 2011 
               SPECIAL OCCASION PERMIT – COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

 11-060  
Moved by Councillor Andrews 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

 WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Emergency Response Team is holding its annual Lobsterfest at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on July 16, 2011;

 AND WHEREAS in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, a Special Occasion Permit requires a resolution of Council designating this event a Community Festival;

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby designates Lobsterfest, which is scheduled to be held at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on July 16, 2011, a Community Festival.

 Carried.

            iv)  DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND SOCIAL SERVICES
                  ADMINISTRATION BOARD – ONTARIO WORKS

 11-061
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has announced a revised Ontario Works funding approach;  

AND WHEREAS that funding approach is largely based on a cost-per-case formula which does not take adequately into account the cost and requirement to deliver services in remote or rural areas;

 AND WHEREAS in addition to the revised funding approach, the Province has reduced the Provincial Funding amount that is subject to uploading and increased the Provincial funding amount that is subject to 50/50 cost sharing;

 AND WHEREAS this reduction will result in an erosion of the upload commitments to Northern Municipalities;

 AND WHEREAS the net effect is one of Provincial Download to Northern Municipalities;

 AND WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board calls upon the Ministry of Community and Social Services to continue to work with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to refine the announced Ontario Works funding approach;

 AND WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board calls upon the Province of Ontario to commit to the upload promises to Northern Municipalities;

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago petitions AMO and the Ontario Government to revise its position so that no additional download costs are assessed to the Township of The Archipelago and/or to other Northern Municipalities;

 AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association (NOSDA), AMO, Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), and our MPPS, District Municipalities and the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association.

 Carried.

        v)  EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)
             FUNDING FORMULA

 11-062
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Town of Parry Sound, in its request to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, to change the Emergency Medical Services funding formula that is more in line with the funding formula for District Social Services Administration Board which is more than 50%;

 AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), and the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM).

 Carried.

        vi)  REVENUE FROM HST CHARGED ON GASOLINE AND DIESEL SALES 
              TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

 11-063
Moved by Councillor Hansuld 
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago supports the City of Mississauga and the Halton Region Resolutions to request that the Government of Ontario consider directing a portion of the revenue derived from H.S.T. charged on gasoline and diesel sales to a new predictable funding mechanism that will allow Ontario municipalities to make critical investments needed to be effective stewards of transportation infrastructure.

 Carried.

 13.       BY-LAWS

             ii)         AMENDMENT to SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION

11-22 
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT By-law Number 11-22, being a By-law to adopt an Administrative Policy and Procedures, application form and schedule of fees and refunds with respect to the closure and conveyance of an unopened Municipal Shore Road Allowance, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 iii)        AMENDMENT to MUNICIPAL ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION

 11-23
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-23, being a By-law to adopt an administrative policy and procedures, application form and schedule of fees and refunds with respect to the closure and conveyance of an unopened Municipal Road Allowance, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 iv)        DEEMING BY-LAW
             Lots 1 and 2 of M-175
              Island B415 (Bernyk Island) COWPER

 11-24
Moved by Councillor Seagram 
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

THAT By-law Number 11-24, being a By-law to deem Lots 1 and 2 of Plan M-175 on Island B415 (Bernyk Island) in the geographic Township of Cowper, not to be lots on a registered plan of subdivision, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 v)       SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
           HOFF, Brent and Jocelyne 
           Part of Lot 21, Con 6, COWPER

 11-25
Moved by Councillor Seagram 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 11-25, 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 lying in front of Lot 21 in Concession 6, in the geographic Township of Cowper, now in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-19299, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 vi )       AGREEMENT – BIOFOREST TECHNOLOGIES INC.
             FOREST HEALTH SURVEYS

11-26
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 11-26, being a By-law to enter into an agreement between BioForest Technologies Inc. and the Township of The Archipelago for Township of The Archipelago Forest Health Surveys – 2011, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 vii)       APPOINTMENT – BUILDING INSPECTOR/
             BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

11-27 
Moved by Councillor Walker 
 Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-27, being a By-law to appoint Donald Mark Macfie a Building Inspector/By-Law Enforcement Officer, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 viii)      DEEMING BY-LAW
             Lot 5 of M-299(Three Legged Lake) CONGER

 11-28
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT By-law Number 11-28, being a By-law to deem Lot 5 of Plan M-299 in the geographic Township of Cowper, not to be a lot on a registered plan of subdivision, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 14.       OTHER BUSINESS

             vii)  2011 DEERHORN CONFERENCE 

Council directed staff to set aside time at the next committee meeting to discuss the issue of holding a Deerhorn Conference in 2011.

            viii)  EMS EXPENSES

 Council discussed a letter received from Sharon Montgomery-Greenwood and answers to items identified at the Heads of Council meeting about EMS expenses.

 15.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

 11-29
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor French

 THAT By-Law Number 11-29, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of April, 2011.

 Carried.

 16. ADJOURNMENT

 11-064
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 1:10 p.m.

 Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

 

 ________________________                  ____________________________

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