October 14, 2011 Council Minutes
Council - Council Minutes

 

(draft)
The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

October 14, 2011

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews
John Hansuld
Gary French
Ken Williams
E.A. (Ted) Christie
John Seagram
Rick Zanussi
Ian Mead
Grant Walker

Council Members Absent:
Councillors: Terry Desmasdon

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Raymond Hachigian – Chief Building Official
Cale Henderson – Planner
Jane Nawroth – Planning Clerk
Glenn Kargus – Manager of Public Works

1.         CALL TO ORDER

 The meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.

2.         CLOSED MEETING

 11-132 
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

         NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:15 a.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 O.M.B. Hearing.         

                                                                                           Carried.

 3.         OPEN MEETING

 11-133
Moved by Councillor Mead 
Seconded by Councillor Walker

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:25 a.m.

            Carried.

 4.         DEPUTATIONS

i)  PARRY SOUND AREA COMMUNITY BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

          Bill Spinney, General Manager of the Parry Sound Area Community Business and Development Centre (CBDC), spoke to Council about the past, current and future activities of the CBDC. Mr. Spinney indicated that over the past few years municipal contributions had been earmarked for Georgian Bay Country; however, Georgian Bay Country divested in 2011 and is working in co-operation with the Chamber of Commerce. CBDC will now once more focus on its core business, that of being a lender of last resort, and will offer mentoring for new and struggling businesses. In 2012, the CBDC will celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

ii)  CANADORE COLLEGE

             Brad Gavan, Director, Corporate, Community and Alumni Partnership and Richard Peters, Vice President of Finance and Corporate Services; spoke to Council about the various options available to the Township regarding bursaries, grants or awards. The Canadore representatives explained the differences and indicated that they are in the process of establishing a West Parry Sound Entrance Award.

            Council indicated that it would review the options and make a decision at a future Council meeting.

 5.         PUBLIC MEETING

              i)  PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. Z08-22 (BLACK, Marshall & Tamara)

           Ray Hachigian opened the public meeting by explaining the process that would be followed and asked the Planner to explain the application. Cale Henderson, Township Planner, presented the application and various planning considerations that must be deliberated when looking at the proposal. Council asked questions of clarification and about their future plans for the Aerodrome.

Ray Hachigian then asked the proponent and his planner to speak on the application. John Jackson, Planner, and the owners, Tamara and Marshall Black, spoke on behalf of the application and answered questions of Council.

Ray Hachigian then asked if there was anyone else present who wished to speak in support of or in opposition to the application. Hearing none the public meeting was closed.

6.         DEPUTATION

 iii)        PLEASANT COVE RESORT

 John Jackson, Planner, and the proponent, Bruce Bishop, spoke to Council about a request to either exchange lands or enter into an agreement that would allow both the building and the septic system which currently encroach onto the road allowance to remain in their current locations. Messrs. Jackson and Bishop put forth various reasons why the Township should agree to either of the two proposals.

Glenn Kargus, Manager of Public Works, spoke on the issue and expressed his concerns with the request for either a land exchange or an agreement.

Council recessed for ten minutes.

            Council resumed business and discussed the request by Messrs. Jackson and Bishop.

11-134
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

             NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to inform the applicant and Planner, Bruce Bishop and John Jackson, respectively, that the Township of The Archipelago is not prepared to either entertain a land exchange or enter into an agreement for the encroachments on the Township’s road allowance.

                                                                                     Carried.         

 7.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING       

11-135
Moved by Councillor French                                                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 16, 2011, be approved.

                                                                                    Carried.

8.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

            i)   ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT  MUNK, Anthony
                 Island B-445 Parcel 9381 COWPER                                         

11-136     Moved by Councillor Christie
     Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

                                                                                     Carried.

9.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-137   Moved by Councillor Hansuld
               Seconded by Councillor Walker

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

                                                                                     Carried.

 10.       REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i)          PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
                       DREDGING - POINTE AU BARIL

 11-138          Moved by Councillor Williams
                      Seconded by Councillor Andrews

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Public Works be authorized to proceed with dredging in the vicinity of the Township Docks in Pointe au Baril, to the extent required to maintain light commercial and recreational navigation during low water levels recently experienced. 

                                                                                    Carried.

Councillor French asked that staff ensure that all anchors for existing new docks are dealt with as they are an obstacle in the low water levels.

11.       CORRESPONDENCE

  1.   i)COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-139   Moved by Councillor Zanussi
    Seconded by Councillor Mead

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

                                                                                    Carried.

 12.       OTHER BUSINESS

            i)  DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION  - 2012 SPRING MEETING

 Councillor Walker requested that staff ensure that all efforts be made to ensure that Pointe-au-Baril be ready to showcase the work that has taken place to improve the waterfront for the spring meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association in 2012.

ii)  PLANNING COMMITTEE ITEM

        Councillor Walker requested that staff bring forward to an upcoming Planning Committee the issue of temporary 
         structures on docks.

        iii)  FLORENCE UNIVERSAL CHURCH - POINTE AU BARIL

 Councillor Andrews reported on Murray Kennedy’s request that Council consider the potential funding shortfall for the replacement of the Florence Universal Church stained glass windows. The projected budget is $7,500 and members will be undertaking a series of fundraising events.

iv)   CANADA POST - NEW POSTAL CODES

11-140
            Moved by Councillor Mead
            Seconded by Councillor Williams

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the recommendation of Canada Post to adopt “The Archipelago, Ontario” to replace “Parry Sound, On” in its mailing address for residents and businesses in The Archipelago.

                                                                        Carried.

Council asked that staff express Council’s concern over the transition process and the changes that will be required to be made to the various municipal data bases.

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

13.       OTHER BUSINESS

v)   GEORGE JAMES BARRETT
                 FORMER NORTH ARCHIPELAGO COUNCILLOR

Council requested that staff send a letter of condolence.      

           vi)   HEADS OF COUNCIL MEETING

 Reeve Ketchum brought Council up to date on the topics covered and the direction being recommended on issues such as Belvedere Heights Home for the Aged, which is to undertake another management review; concerns raised over nuisance bears in the District and the Ministry of Natural Resources’ response, as well as the issue of the cottage rentals.

Reeve Ketchum indicated that the Town of Parry Sound will be hosting the 2013 Annual Conference of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities.

Reeve Ketchum indicated that he will be attending the West Parry Sound Health Centre meeting on October 31, 2011, will raise the issue of service levels being offered at the Emergency Department.

vii)   POINTE AU BARIL ISLANDERS’ ASSOCIATION (PABIA) CORRESPONDENCE

 

11-141
              Moved by Councillor Hansuld
              Seconded by Councillor Seagram

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the letter from the Pointe au Baril Islanders Association dated October 2, 2011, addressed to Reeve Peter Ketchum.

                                                                                    Carried.

11-142   Moved by Councillor Walker
              Seconded by Councillor Seagram

 WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Islanders’ Association has expressed concern regarding Councillor Gary French’s continuing role as Chair of The Archipelago Area Planning Board and Chair of The Archipelago Committee of Adjustment;

AND WHEREAS Council has requested that Councillor French respond in writing to Council concerning the letter of the Pointe au Baril Islanders’ Association and that this response be in writing and made available to Council for the November Council meeting;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Councillor French, on a temporary basis, relinquish the positions of Chair of The Archipelago Area Planning Board and Chair of The Archipelago Committee of Adjustment to allow Council to fully understand any potential conflict issues, if any, and any other Township implications with regard to the use of Township address labels and Gary French Real Estate advertising signs;

 AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council looks forward to resolving the concerns of the Pointe au Baril Islanders’ Association, dealing with Councillor French in a fair and appropriate manner and ensuring that the Township continues to function with the integrity expected by all our ratepayers.

                                                                                     Carried.


Councillor French spoke to Council regarding the PABIA letter and indicated that he would address Council’s concerns in writing as requested and apologized to Council for the situation and looks forward to clearing up the matter.

14.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11-46  Moved by Councillor French                                                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-Law Number 11-46, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of October, 2011.

                                                                                    Carried.

15.       ADJOURNMENT

11-143  Moved by Councillor Seagram
  Seconded by Councillor Mead

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 1:33 p.m.   

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________                   ____________________________

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