December 2, 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

December 2, 2011
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario



 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

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

Council Members Absent: 
Councillor Greg Andrews

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi - CAO
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

11-159
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 18, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-160
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

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

Carried.

4. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) LEISURE BAY RESORT (RAYCARD MGMT/GROSS)
   Concession 3 & 4, Part Lot 31 & 32
   Parcel 16255 PSNS, Harrison

11-161
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor French

WHEREAS Mr. Karl Gross has contacted both the Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as the Township in an attempt to convert the terms of the agreement, with respect to the water lot fronting the south-west corner of Leisure Bay Resort, from a licence of occupation to that of a 50-year lease;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources has indicated that Raycard Management Limited must be the riparian land owner so that the conversion of the water lot can occur;

AND WHEREAS in order to facilitate the Ministry's stipulation with respect to abutting ownership, Raycard Management Limited must acquire both portions of shore road allowance abutting the subject water lot;

AND WHEREAS in order to facilitate the Township's policy to only close shore road allowances to the abutting owner, Raycard Management Limited must acquire the abutting Crown lands.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council has no objection to the proposed acquisition of Crown land, subject to it remaining undeveloped and in its Natural State (NS) Zone;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council has no objection to the conveyance of two portions of municipal shore road allowance to accommodate the conversion of the existing water lot to a 50-year lease;

Carried.

5. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-162
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Walker

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

Carried.

ii) REQUESTS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Council directed the CAO to respond formally on behalf of Council to the financial requests received from both the Stockey Centre and the West Parry Sound Health Centre.

iii) ROAD MAINTENANCE LIABILITY
    ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO/
    ONTARIO GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION

Council directed staff to write to both the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and Ontario Good Roads Association regarding the recent court ruling concerning road maintenance and liability.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

i) 2011 SURPLUS FUNDS

11-163
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

WHEREAS there may be surplus or deficit funds in various departments for 2011;

AND WHEREAS these funds should be transferred to/from reserves for future use;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any surplus for 2011 be transferred to reserves to offset future expenditures, or if a deficit occurs, it will be offset by appropriate reserves.

Carried.

ii) CPI INDEX

11-164
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a cost of living increase to Council and staff effective January 1, 2012, in the amount of 3.24% as indicated by the Consumer Price Index.

Carried.

iii) ROMA/OGRA CONFERENCE – February 26 – 29, 2012

11-165
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdons

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council members to attend the Rural Ontario Municipal Association/Ontario Good Roads Association Conference (ROMA/OGRA), February 26th – 29TH, 2012, in Toronto: Councillors Grant Walker, Greg Andrews and Ken Williams.

Carried.

Councillor Williams indicated he did not require a room. Council requested that a meeting with the Minister of Environment should be arranged at Queen's Park, not at the Conference.

iv) AMO CONFERENCE August 19 – 22, 2012

11-166
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council members to attend the AMO Conference in Ottawa, August 19 – 22, 2012: Reeve Peter Ketchum, Councillors Terry Desmasdon, Ian Mead and Gary French.

Carried.

 

Councillor Zanussi arrived and took his seat at Council.

 

v) MARY MUTER

Council received a letter of appreciation from Ms. Muter for the letter/plaque of appreciation for her work over the years. Council directed staff to include the letter and picture on the Township's website.

vi) LOT D SKERRYVORE

Council instructed staff to contact the Township lawyer regarding right of first refusal.

7. BY-LAWS

i) 2012 INTERIM TAX LEVY

11-50
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 11-50, being a By-law to provide for an Interim Tax Levy, the payment of Taxes and Penalty and Interest of 1-1/4 percent, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 2nd day of December, 2011.

Carried.

ii) BORROWING BY-LAW

11-51
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 11-51, being a By-law to authorize borrowing from time to time to meet current expenditures during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 2nd day of December, 2011.

Carried.

8. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

11-52
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-Law Number 11-52, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 2nd day of December, 2011.

Carried.

9. ADJOURNMENT

11-167
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 9:40 a.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________ ____________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                        Stephen P. Kaegi, CAO

 

 

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