September 16, 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

September 16, 2011


Council Members Present:
Reeve:Peter Ketchum
Councillors:
Greg Andrews 
Terry Desmasdon 
John Hansuld
Gary French
Ken Williams 
John Seagram
Ian Mead 

Council Members Absent:
Councillors:
E.A. (Ted) Christie
Rick Zanussi
Grant Walker

Staff Present: Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Raymond Hachigian – Chief Building Official 
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

11-115
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED
that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 19, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.         DEPUTATIONS

            i)  MURRAY KENNEDY

 Murray Kennedy was present and spoke to Council regarding the zoning on a piece of property on Highway 69 that was zoned Commercial but in the last Zoning By-law was changed to Residential. Mr. Kennedy asked that the zoning be changed back to Commercial as the use had not changed. Council indicated to Mr. Kennedy that a rezoning would be required and he needs to work with the Township Planner. Council was receptive to waiving the cost for the application due to the history of the file.

Mr. Kennedy then gave a brief report on his views of the 2011 season in Pointe au Baril on items such as the (Township) students, the need for a caution sign near the White’s driveway, the visibility of the stop sign on Railway Station Rd, the lack of maintenance along the new road, litter, the new lighthouse washroom, location of no wake signs and the need to educate boaters, and the need for dredging in the channel.

  1. ii)  CONSERVATION RESERVE CR117 - MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Dorothy Shaver, District Planner, Andy Heerschap, District Manager and Anne Collins, Planning and Information Management Supervisor, all with the Ministry of Natural Resources, spoke to Council regarding Shore Road Allowances and Concession and Road allowances that are in the Township’s name and located within CR 117.

The Ministry is requesting the Township to consider turning over all of the Allowances to the Conservation Reserve as it would be better able to protect these ecosystems. Council disagreed and was of the opinion that they had better control and enforcement tools than the Ministry. However, Council agreed to consider the possible release of a portion of the Concession and Road Allowances in exchange for Ministry recognition and support of The Archipelago needs in specific areas, for potential future access requirements for its residents.

4.         COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT

 Council recessed at 11:00 am for the Committee of Adjustment and then resumed business at 11:20 am.

 

5.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

           i)  BLACK, Marshall and Tamara    
               Part of Island B-
               Being Parcel 6339 PSSS CONGER      
                                   

11-116   Moved by Councillor Seagram
   Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

             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.

6.         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES  

            i)  CHIN,
                 Lot 61 of Plan M-279 CONGER   

11-117
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld  

                         NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and
              conveyance of a portion of the original Shore Road Allowance fronting Lot 61 of Plan M-279, in the
             geographic Township of Conger, on the basis of a straight line extension of the side lot lines, and
             subject to the applicant submitting an application to deem the lot not to be a lot on a registered plan
             of subdivision, thereby allowing the portions to merge.

            Carried.  

7.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-118 
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews    

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

8.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEESPUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE

            i)   POINTE AU BARIL WASHROOM/OFFICE BUILDING  

11-119 
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Williams 

WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago has reviewed the revised drawings for the Pointe au Baril Washroom/Office building;

               AND WHEREAS the cost for preparation of the drawings is not to exceed $15,000.00;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes an expenditure not to exceed $15,000.00 for preparation of the drawings for the Pointe au Baril Washroom/Office Facility;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes staff to proceed with construction of the foundation for this Facility. 

Carried.

ii) PLANNING COMMITTEE 
- PARKLAND OR PAYMENT IN LIEU

11-120
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Mead

            WHEREAS pursuant to Section 51.1of the Planning Act, R.S.O., 1990 cP.13, as amended, the approval authority may impose as a condition to the approval of a plan of subdivision that land in an amount not exceeding...5 per cent of the land included in the plan shall be conveyed to the local municipality for park or other public recreational purposes;

            AND WHEREAS if the approval authority has imposed a condition under subsection (1) requiring land to be conveyed to the municipality, the municipality may, in lieu of accepting the conveyance, require the payment of money by the owner of the land;

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby directs staff to prepare a by-law to establish a policy with respect to the dedication of parkland and payment in lieu of parkland.

             Carried.

9.         CORRESPONDENCE

i)          COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

 
11-121 
Moved by Councillor Andrews                                                                                 
Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

            Carried.

 10.       OTHER BUSINESS

             i) CANADORE COLLEGE

 Councillor Desmasdon reported on her findings and as a result, Council requested that staff contact Brad Gavan to request his attendance at the October Council meeting to discuss the establishment of a bursary.

11.       OTHER BUSINESS

           i)THE FRIENDS - PARRY SOUND - SUPPORT PARRY SOUND FAMILY SERVICE

11-122
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Seagram    

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the application for funding under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), called We Older Adults Stand Up for Ourselves project, on behalf of the Parry Sound Family Services.

                                                                                    Carried.

  1. ii)DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND POVERTY REDUCTION NETWORK

11- 123
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Andrews  

WHEREAS numerous studies have shown that people living on social assistance are subject to increased risk of chronic and infectious diseases;

AND WHEREAS local data shows that poor nutrition increases chronic and infectious diseases which cost more to treat than to prevent;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Corporation of The Township of The Archipelago supports the recommendation of the District of Parry Sound Poverty Reduction Network to pay an additional $100.00 per month Healthy Food Supplement for all Ontarians living on social assistance;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the additional $100.00 Healthy Food Supplement be funded solely by the Province of Ontario;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to the Honourable Dalton 
            McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, the Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social
            Services, Norm Miller, MPP, Parry Sound-Muskoka, and the Honourable Tony Clement, MP, Parry Sound-
            Muskoka.

            Carried.

         iii) GEORGIAN BAY FOREVER  - MARINA SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

11-124
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Seagram  

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorizes a donation to the Georgian Bay Forever - Marina   Sponsorship Program in the amount of $3,000, payable at the rate of $1000/year for three years.

           Defeated.

 

iv) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION 
                FALL MEETING – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 – CALLANDER

11-125
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council members to attend the Fall Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association Meeting on September 30, 2011, in Callander: Councillor Walker, Councillor Desmasdon.

           Carried.

          v)  DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION  
               2012 SPRING MEETING – POINTE AU BARIL COMMUNITY CENTRE

11-126
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Williams

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council agrees to host the 2012 Spring Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association on April 27, 2012, at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre.

            Carried.

         vi) POINTE AU BARIL NURSING STATION
             UPGRADE AND REPLACE RAMP
             ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY FUND

11-127
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes an expenditure of twenty-five percent (25%) of the cost to upgrade and replace the ramp from the dock to the Pointe au Baril Nursing Station;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that staff complete an application for funding under the Small Project Component of the Enabling Accessibility Fund, for seventy-five percent (75%) of the total estimated project cost.

Carried.

         vii) MUNICIPALITY OF MCDOUGALL  -  BLACK BEARS

11-128
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the resolution adopted by the Municipality of McDougall on July 6, 2011, to petition the Ministry of Natural Resources to legislate a ban on feeding black bears (excluding legal hunting purposes) and to assume responsibility for the enforcement of the legislation;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be sent to The Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources, Norm Miller, MPP, Parry Sound – Muskoka, the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

           Carried.

            viii) TOWNSHIP OFFICE RENOVATIONS

11-129
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld  

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the CAO to sign the agreement with Al Langman Construction for the renovations to the Township office.

                                                                                    Carried.

         ix) POINTE AU BARIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

11-130
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews  

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago permits the Pointe au Baril Chamber of Commerce to retain the additional funds given by the Township in 2011.

           Carried.

12.       BY-LAWS 


           i)  COMRIF-ASSET MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (AMP) - EXTENSION AGREEMENT 

11-41
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT
By-law Number 11-42, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to enter into an Agreement to amend the COMRIF – Asset Management Program (AMP) agreement that expired on March 31, 2010, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of September, 2011.

Carried. 

ii)COMMUNITY SAFETY ZONES

11-43
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon

Seconded by Councillor Andrews

 THAT By-law Number 11-43, being a By-law to Designate Community Safety Zones in the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of September, 2011.

Carried.

 

  1. iii)ESTABLISH THE NARES INLET RATEPAYERS COMMITTEE

11-44
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor French

 THAT By-law Number 11-44, being a By-law to establish the Nares Inlet Ratepayers Committee to Raise Funds for the Construction of a Paddleball Racket Court, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of September, 2011.

Carried.

13.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11-45

Moved by Councillor French

Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-Law Number 11-45, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of September, 2011.

           Carried.

8.         ADJOURNMENT

11-131
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Williams

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 11:50 a.m.    

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________                   ____________________________

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

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