November 18, 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

November 18, 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
Rick Zanussi
Ian Mead

Council Members Absent:
Councillors:
John Seagram
Grant Walker

Staff Present:
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. BY-LAWS

i) APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY CLERK

11-47 Moved by Councillor French
          Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

That By-law Number 11-47, being a By-law to appoint Ray Hachigian a Deputy Clerk, be read and finally passed in open Council this 18th day of November, 2011.

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

11-145 Moved by Councillor Mead
            Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 14, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) GEORGIAN BAY COUNTRY TOURISM

Anna Marie Harris, Manager of Georgian Bay Country Tourism (GBCT), informed Council that GBCT is now a registered not-for-profit organization and is no longer associated with the Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre (CBDC). In past years, the CBDC provided a percentage of municipal contributions to GBC for its operating expenses; however, GBCT must now seek municipal financial support on its own and asked Council to consider a contribution for 2012.

5. PUBLIC MEETING

i) PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. Z10-11
   (MUNK, ANTHONY)

A Public Meeting was held at 10:00 a.m. regarding proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number Z10-11. The Township Planner gave a brief presentation on the proposed application. The applicant's Planner, Chris Henderson, spoke in favour of the application.

Council directed staff to review Zoning By-law A1000-83 to determine whether the sauna, which is included in the proposal, is a legal non-compliant structure.

Hearing no further comments in favour of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, the Public Meeting was declared closed at 10:35 a.m.

6. COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT

Council recessed at 11:00 a.m. for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment and resumed business at 11:25 a.m.

7. SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) HENSCHEL, Robert and Valerie
   Part of Lot 26, Con 20 Conger

11-146
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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 10 of PSR-900, in the geographic Township of Conger, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Carried.

ii) GILLETT, Donald and Julie
    Lot 3 of Plan M-245 Conger 

11-147 Moved by Councillor Mead
            Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting Lot 3 of Plan M-245, in the geographic Township of Conger, on the basis of a straight line extension of the side lot lines, and subject to the applicants 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.

8. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-148 Moved by Councillor Andrews
             Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

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

Carried.

9. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PRIVATE ROAD OVER CROWN LAND
   (GILLAN, John and Martha) 
   Part Lot 22, Concession 3 Conger

11-149 Moved by Councillor Christie
             Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the Township is in receipt of a Work permit application from the Ministry of Natural Resources with respect to the proposed construction of a private road across Crown land to access Summer Resort Location JH-35, including Part 1 on Plan 42R-9144, being Parcel 8792 PSSS, located in Concession 3, Part Lot 22, in the geographic Township of Conger;

AND WHEREAS, according to the Township's Official Plan, consideration may be given to the development of private roads, or access roads over Crown land in the Healey Lake Neighbourhood;

AND WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 13.15 of the Official Plan, the owners have fulfilled the criterion with respect to the requisite policies;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Natural Resources be informed that Council has no objection to the construction of a road over Crown land in order that the applicants can access their property, which is located in Part of Lot 22, Concession 3, being Summer Resort Location JH-35, including Part 1 on Plan 42R-9144, designated as Parcel 8792 PSSS, in the geographic Township of Conger.

Carried.

ii) REZONING REQUEST
    STURGEON BAY MARINE
    Concessions 8 and 9, Lot 31 Harrison

11-150 Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
            Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS the owners of Sturgeon Bay Marine have provided Council with evidence that the 14 existing trailers are situated across the entire property, including that which is zoned Marina/Resort Commercial (MRC);

AND WHEREAS the owners have requested that the entire property assume the Marina/Resort Commercial Exception 6 (MRC-6) zoning to recognize the existence of these 14 trailers;

AND WHEREAS, according to the site plan submitted by the owners, a number of the trailers are located on Crown and Municipal lands;

AND WHEREAS the owners have stated that these encroachments will be rectified, either by removing them, or legalizing their existence on the lands that are not owned by Sturgeon Bay Marine;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council has no objection to the entire property located at 16 and 28 Rattlebear Drive, in the geographic Township of Harrison, being rezoned to the Marina/Resort Commercial Exception 6 (MRC-6) Zone when the Township completes its next housekeeping amendment.

Carried.

10. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-151 Moved by Councillor Andrews
            Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

Carried.

11. OTHER BUSINESS

i) COUNCILLOR JOHN HANSULD – NEW INDUCTEE
   CANADIAN MINING HALL OF FAME

11-152 Moved by Councillor French
            Seconded by Councillor Christie

WHEREAS Councillor John Hansuld has received numerous industry awards including the Northern Miner's "Mining Man of the Year" in 1988, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's "Developer of the Year" in 1989, and the "Past Presidents' Medal" of the Association of Exploration Geochemists;

AND WHEREAS the Council for the Township of The Archipelago has recently learned that he is to be inducted to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame on January 12, 2012, for a career in geochemistry and mineral exploration;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council extends its congratulations to John Hansuld on the recognition of his accomplishments to the minerals industry, by the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

Carried

ii) COMMUNITY POLICING ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CPAC)
    BOATING SAFETY – POINTE AU BARIL

Council deferred the matter to the December 2, 2011, Council Meeting.

iii) CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS

11-153 Moved by Councillor Mead
            Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the closure of the

Township office during the Christmas Holiday Season as follows: From 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011, to and including Monday, January 2nd, 2012. The Township office will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that staff be required to use vacation days as required.

Carried.

iv) TAX WRITE-OFFS

11-154 Moved by Councillor Christie
             Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs for 2011:

TOTAL NORTH - $1,447.19
TOTAL SOUTH - $1,781.89

Carried.

v) POINTE AU BARIL ISLANDERS' ASSOCIATION
    COUNCILLOR GARY FRENCH

Regarding Resolution 11-142 (October 14, 2011)

CLOSED MEETING

11- 155 Moved by Councillor Zanussi
              Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 12:47 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, regarding Pointe au Baril Islanders' Association correspondence.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

11-156 Moved by Councillor Williams
             Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at

1:01 p.m.

Carried.

11-157 Moved by Councillor Hansuld
             Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Islanders' Association wrote a letter of concern to the Township about Councillor French;

AND WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Islanders' Association expressed concern about Councillor French's letter of introduction for his real estate services to the extent of citing possible violations of his Oath of Office and Provincial Law;

AND WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Islanders' Association expressed concern that the Township data base was not secure;

AND WHEREAS Council resolved that Councillor French, on a temporary basis, relinquish the positions of Chair of The Archipelago Planning Board and Chair of The Archipelago Committee of Adjustment to allow Council to fully understand any potential conflict issues with a view to resolving the Pointe au Baril Islanders' concerns by dealing with Councillor French in a fair and appropriate manner while the Township continued to function with the integrity expected by all its ratepayers;

NOW BE IT NOW RESOLVED that Council has determined that the French introduction letter is factual, not inappropriate, and shows no conflict of interest; .

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Councillor French is in compliance with Township bylaws and Township policy by bringing his real estate sign in front of the Harbour View into compliance and has apologized to Council for his use of Township address labels, and has paid appropriate costs;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council reinstates Councillor French to his positions of Chair of The Archipelago Planning Board and Chair of the Committee of Adjustment;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council has determined that the Township database is secure and had not been breached.

Carried.

12. BY-LAWS

ii) AGREEMENT OF PURCHASE AND SALE (KOLBUC)

11-48 Moved by Councillor Hansuld
           Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 11-48, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an agreement of purchase and sale between the Township of The Archipelago and Roger Kolbuc for land described as Parcel 22658, Section SS Block 17 on Plan No. 42M-544, be read and finally passed in open Council this 18th day of November, 2011.

13. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11-49 Moved by Councillor French
           Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-Law Number 11-49, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of November, 2011.

Carried.

14. ADJOURNMENT

11-158 Moved by Councillor Hansuld
             Seconded by Councillor Christie

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                        Ray Hachigian, Deputy Clerk

 

 

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