July 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

July 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

11-092 
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 24, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

  i)  BIGFORD, Susan and Steve
    Lot 1 of Plan M-293 Conger

11-093 
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up and closure of a portion of the original Shore Road Allowance fronting Lot 1 of Plan M-293 on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines and subject to the property owners submitting an application to deem Lot 1 of Plan M-293 not to be a lot on a registered plan of subdivision in order that it may merge with the portion of Shore Road Allowance being acquired.

Carried.

4.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

 

11-094
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

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

Carried.

5.         OTHER BUSINESS

i)  BUILDING PERMIT FEE
    POINTE AU BARIL WATERFRONT PROJECT

11-095
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council waives the Building Permit fee associated with the construction of the new waterfront facility at the Pointe au Baril Dock.

Carried.

ii)         LYME DISEASE PETITION

11-096
Moved by Councillor Mead  
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS the tick-borne illness known as Chronic Lyme Disease is increasingly endemic in Canada, but the scientifically validated diagnostic tests and treatment choices are currently not available in Ontario, forcing patients to seek these in the USA and Europe;

AND WHEREAS, the Canadian Medical Association informed the public, governments, and the medical profession in the May 30, 2000 edition of their profession journal that Lyme disease is endemic throughout Canada, particularly in Southern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS the Ontario Public Health system and the Ontario Health Insurance Plan currently do not fund those specific tests that accurately serve the process for establishing a clinical diagnosis, but only recognize testing procedures known in the medical literature to provide false negatives 45 to 95 percent of the time;

AND WHEREAS a petition by Bob Bailey, MPP (Sarnia-Lambton) is currently being circulated to Ontario municipalities concerning this matter;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports the petition initiated by Bob Bailey, MPP (Sarnia-Lambton) to request the Minister of Health to direct the  Ontario Public Health system and OHIP to include all currently available and scientifically verified tests for Acute and Chronic Lyme diagnosis, to do every necessary step to create public awareness of Lyme Disease in Ontario, and to have internationally developed diagnostic and successful treatment protocols available to patients and physicians.

Carried.

iii)        BRITT NURSING STATION 
            SEPTIC PERMIT FEES

11-097
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon 
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago waives the $500.00 septic installation and inspection fee for the Britt Nursing Station.

Carried.

iv)        TAX WRITE-OFFS

11-098
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs:

TOTAL SOUTH:  $4,165.84
TOTAL NORTH:  $8,182.92

Carried.

v)         TAX WRITE-OFFS

11-099
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs:

TOTAL SOUTH:  $   520.22
TOTAL NORTH:  $1,125.70

Carried.

vi)        KAWARTHA TURTLE TRAUMA CENTRE
           PETERBOROUGH - DONATION

11-100
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS Eric Thompson, Public Works Supervisor for the Township of The Archipelago recently rescued a large injured snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentine) that had been hit by a car, and made arrangements with the local Ministry of Natural Resources to transport it to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre in Peterborough;

AND WHEREAS the Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentine) is a special concern species under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, and has also been assessed nationally as a special concern species by the Federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC);

AND WHEREAS the local MNR this week contacted the Township to advise that the rescued snapping turtle had been rehabilitated and was ready to return to its habitat and Eric Thompson released the turtle back to its original habitat in The Archipelago;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a one-time donation in the amount of $500.00 to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre in Peterborough, Ontario, a non-profit, registered charity that operates a hospital for injured wild turtles.

Carried.

Council directed staff to add a link to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre from the Township's website and to include a brief note on the Township’s recent use of the service.

6.         BY-LAWS

  i)  HOLIDAY COVE MARINA
    INTERIM USE AGREEMENT/TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN

11-36 Moved by Councillor Christie  Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

THAT By-law Number 11-36, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and the CAO to execute an Interim Use Agreement between the Township of The Archipelago and the Township of Seguin for Holiday Cove Marina, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of July, 2011.

Carried.  

 

ii)  NEW HOT LOADING FACILITY
     TOWN OF PARRY SOUND

11-101 
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago thanks the Town of Parry Sound Council and Public Works staff and the Township of Seguin and local business owners for working cooperatively with The Archipelago in solving an area- wide issue of hot loading of material onto barges, by the installation of a new ramp facility.

Carried.

  iii)  NORTHERN GATE INVESTMENTS INC.
      PARKING SPACES

11-37 
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-law Number 11-37, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an a lease agreement between the Township of The Archipelago and Northern Gate Investments Inc. for four parking spaces as indicated in Schedule A attached to the subject agreement, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of July, 2011.

Carried.

7.         DEPUTATIONS

  i)  ORM MILLER, MPP, PARRY SOUND-MUSKOKA

Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka riding, spoke to Council on a number of issues that impact on the Township including ongoing downloading by the Provincial Government on items such as the Green Energy Act, Emergency Management Services (ambulance), Social Housing, and Species at Risk legislation.  Council also asked for Mr. Miller’s views on Municipal Amalgamations, Highway 400/69 Four-laning and the transfer of roads and bridges, the Township’s application regarding Phoslox in Sturgeon Bay, Provincially Significant Wetlands designations, and the process involved and resulting impacts, the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund, Sunday Gun Hunting, and Bill 139 that amended the Employment Standards Act.

Council thanked Mr. Miller for his attendance and his responses to the numerous issues raised and whether it would be beneficial if he was present at future meetings with the various Ministries involved in the issues confronting the Township. Mr. Miller indicated that he would be pleased to attend if he felt he could be a benefit to the Township.

8.         PUBLIC MEETING

  i)  PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. Z01-11
    (PLEASANT COVE RESORT)

A Public Meeting was held on proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number Z01-11, which was a continuation of the meeting that was held last evening in Pointe au Baril.  Ray Hachigian asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak on the matter.  John Jackson, Planner for the applicant, provided a copy of the Ministry of the Environment Guidelines for Communal Water and Sewage Systems.

Hearing no further comments, the meeting for Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number. Z01-11 was closed. 

ii)  PROPOSED OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 58 AND 
     ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Z02-11
     (DION, Aime and Marie)

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

A Public meeting was held on proposed Official Plan Amendment Number 58 and Zoning By-law Amendment Z02-11. The Township Planner gave a brief report on the proposed applications. Jim Dyment, Planner for the applicant, gave a brief history and future plans for the property in  question, and the willingness to work with the local community.

The following individuals spoke at the meeting and raised issues of concern:  Nancy Beatty, Barbara Sargent, Gerry Forrest, Jim Dunn, John Zuk, Marie Forrest, Tim Sargent, Bruce Mortenson, Marilyn Watkinson, Bob Beatty.

The following individuals spoke in support of the application:  Chris Goulding, Charles Applebee and Aime Dion and his two sons.

Mike Foley, Manager of the Massassauga Park, spoke in response to the road issue and its encroachment on parklands.

Councillor Andrews asked a question on the history of the issue. Councillor Walker raised the question as to whether the road could be relocated. Councillor Christie disputed the comments by Bruce Mortenson that the Township has known of the access issue and done nothing, indicating that the work and consultation with the neighbourhood was ongoing.

Councillor Zanussi resumed his seat on Council.

9.         COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT/LUNCH

Council recessed at 12:35 p.m., for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment, followed by lunch at 1:15 p.m.

Council resumed business at 1:45 p.m. Councillor Andrews did not resume his seat.

10.       CORRESPONDENCE

 

10.  COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-102
Moved by Councillor Zanussi 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

Carried.

11.       QUESTION TIME

  i)  BLACKSTONE CRANE LAKE ROAD LEVY

Councillor Mead asked if staff had received any other correspondence on the special levy for the Blackstone/Crane Lake Road and if not, to make the adjustment on the account. Staff will make the adjustment and notify the ratepayer.  

ii)  SEGUIN TOWNSHIP INVOICE

Councillor Mead asked for an update on the large invoice received from Seguin Township and the results of the Insurance Company’s response. Staff will contact the insurance carrier for an update.  

iii)  WASAUKSING FIRST NATION

Councillor Zanussi asked whether a meeting with the new Chief and Band Council has been arranged with Wasauksing First Nation. especially in light of the recent failure of the land settlement proposal.  Council instructed staff to follow-up and continue to attempt to schedule a meeting.

12.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11-38 
oved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-Law Number 11-38, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of July, 2011.

Carried.

13. ADJOURNMENT

11-103
Moved by Councillor French 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 2:11 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

 

________________________                  ____________________________

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