May 20, 2011 Council Minutes
Council - 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

May 20, 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  

11-065
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 15, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS   

           i)   BOYNE RIVER COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
                Lot 1, Con 9 - Five Mile Bay Neighbourhood 


11-066 
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

Carried.

4.         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

            i )   KENNEDY, William
                  Part Lot 26, Con 4 Harrison

11-067
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon 
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS at its regular meeting on May 21st, 2010, Council approved the sale of a portion of Shore Road Allowance being Part 6 of Plan 42R-12998, subject to the Township acquiring a portion of the applicant’s land abutting Part 4 of Plan 42R-12998 for maintenance purposes, the area of which was to be determined by the Manager of Public Works and agreed upon by the applicant;  

AND WHEREAS a survey has been completed of the subject area which depicts the area required by the Township for maintenance purposes, being Parts 2 and 3 of Plan 42R-19324; 

AND WHEREAS Mr. Kennedy has stated his agreement to transferring Parts 2 and 3 of Plan 42R-19324 to the Township; 

AND WHEREAS the survey has revealed that there is an additional portion of Shore Road Allowance that could be transferred to the applicant; 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to engage the Township’s solicitor to complete the exchange of lands between the Township and Mr. Kennedy as follows: 

  1. That Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of Part 4 of Plan 42R-19324, and that the Shore Road Allowance portions described as Part 6 of Plan 42R-12998 and Part 4 of Plan 42R-19324 be conveyed to Mr. Kennedy;
  2. That Parts 2 and 3 of Plan 42R-19324 be transferred to the Township from Mr. Kennedy for Township maintenance purposes;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the cost of the above noted transactions will be borne by the Township.

Carried.  

5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER  

11-068
Moved by Councillor Hansuld 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

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)  PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
                PURCHASE OF CRAWLER LOADER

11-069
Moved by Councillor Williams 
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Public Works be authorized to proceed with the purchase of a new John Deere 605C Crawler Loader at the quoted price of $177,250.00 plus HST, less the trade-in value of the existing John Deere 555 Crawler Loader.  

Carried.

 7.         OTHER BUSINESS

            i)          2011 DEERHORN CONFERENCE  

Council tabled the item and requested that it be brought back on the September Council agenda.  

           ii)         WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE (WPSHC)
                        SUGGESTED BI-ANNUAL MEETING DATES

Council requested that staff forward a letter to the WPSHC indicating that an October meeting date would be preferred.

           iii)        ARTS ON THE BAY DINNER THEATRE 
                       SPECIAL OCCASION PERMIT – COMMUNITY FESTIVAL  

11-070
Moved by Councillor Andrews 
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

WHEREAS Arts on the Bay has scheduled its Summer  Dinner Theatre at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on July 6th, July 20th and August 10th, 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(s) a Community Festival;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby designates the Arts on the Bay 2011 Summer Dinner Theatre Program scheduled to be held at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on July 6th, July 20th and August 10th, 2011, a Community Festival

Carried.

           iv)        TONY CLEMENT GOLF CLASSIC - JUNE 28, 2011 

11-071
Moved by Councillor Hansuld 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council members to attend the Tony Clement Golf Classic on June 28, 2011 in Gravenhurst:  Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Hansuld, Cale Henderson, Councillor Zanussi and the CAO as a substitute if required.

Carried.

8.         DEPUTATION

  1. MMM GROUP/MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION (MTO)
    HIGHWAY 69 FOUR-LANING

Rob Klien and Brian Betts of MMM Group gave a presentation on behalf of MTO, regarding Highway 69 Four-Laning from Shawanaga River to North of Hwy 529 and Four-Laning from Hwy 529 Northerly 15 km. In addition, Michael Pearsal, along with two other staff members from the Ministry of Transportation were present to answer additional questions.

Key items raised by Council and staff concerned ownership, the impact of the Endangered Species Act both on construction and future maintenance, and bridges that could become municipal responsibilities. Ministry staff is to provide capital and maintenance costing for Endangered Species Act mitigation measures, as well as potential bridges.

9.         OTHER BUSINESS

            v)    WEST PARRY SOUND DISTRICT MUSEUM
                   REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

This Item is deferred until the Museum comes forward with specific financial requirements.

            vi)        911 MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

11-072  
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoints Joyce Crookshank to represent the Township of The Archipelago on the 9-1-1 Management Committee.

Carried.

            vii)       TOWN OF THESSALON 
                       GREEN ENERGY AND GREEN ECONOMY ACT, 2009

11-073  
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Resolution passed by the Town of Thessalon to petition the Government of Ontario through the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to reconsider the provisions of the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, and to address the provisions having regard for the negative impact created by the installation of ground mounted solar systems within residential and commercial areas in municipalities;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) and to the Town of Thessalon.

Carried.

Staff was directed to attach a copy of the Ribbon of Life article to the FONOM letter.

10.       CORRESPONDENCE

            i)  COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-074  
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

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

Carried.

11.       OTHER BUSINESS

           viii)      TOWN OF PARRY SOUND

Reeve Ketchum informed Council that the Council for the Town of Parry Sound has agreed to work with The Archipelago and Seguin Township along with area contractors to provide a facility for hot loading of barges.

           ix)        TOWN OF PARRY SOUND 
                       FONOM HOST

11-075
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago endorses the Town of Parry Sound hosting of the next FONOM Conference on behalf of the West Parry Sound municipalities.

Carried.

            x)      PARRY SOUND INDUSTRIAL PARK
                    SEPTIC WASTE

Council was informed that the pump-out rates have increased from 13 cents to 17 cents per litre due to costs related to the maintenance of the sewage lagoon.

           xi)        DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION

Council directed staff to write a letter to the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association expressing its disappointment that resolutions passed at the Spring Association meeting were not on the FONOM Conference agenda in Timmins.

           xii)       POINTE AU BARIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Council discussed the financial request from the Pointe au Baril Chamber of Commerce and have asked for a meeting in the later part of 2011, at which the Chamber should outline its future plans, including a business plan for 2012 onward.

11-076
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council give a one-time contribution of $7,000 to the Pointe au Baril Chamber of Commerce based on the current information that the Chamber has not received funding from two sources totalling $4,000;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that if funding from either one or both of these two sources is approved that the Chamber will refund the Township that portion of the funding received from either Rainbow Country or from a grant through the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

Carried.

12.       BY-LAWS

           i)   CAPPING PARAMETERS FOR THE 2011 FINAL TAXES -
                COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CLASSES

11-30   
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-30, being a By-law to establish the capping parameters for the 2011 final taxes for the Commercial and Industrial Classes, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

         ii) 2011 RATES OF TAXATION

 

11-31
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 11-31, being a By-law to Set and Levy the Rates of taxation for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2011, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

          iii)        2011 TAX RATIOS

11-32
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 11-32, being a By-law to Set Tax Ratios for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2011, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

13.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11-33
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-Law Number 11-33, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

14. ADJOURNMENT

11-077
Moved by Councillor Zanussi 
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

________________________                  ____________________________

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

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