March 23, 2012 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
March 23, 2012


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

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

Council Members Absent:
Councillors:
Terry Desmasdon
John Hansuld

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

12-031
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 17, 2012, be approved.

Carried.

3. OTHER BUSINESS

i) REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (REDAC)

Joe Villeneuve gave a brief update to Council on the REDAC meeting held this week that included discussion on the Smart Communities plan initiative.

4. OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

i) MOREL, Robert et al
   Zoning By-law Amendment
   Part Lot 27, Con 5 Pt 5 Pl 42R-6083 Harrison

12-032
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor French

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.

ii) KENNEDY, Murray & Mabel
    Zoning By-law Amendment
    Pt Lot 25, Con 4 Pcl 3747 Harrison

12-033
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS a Zoning-By-law Amendment Application was submitted to rezone Part of Lot 25, Concession 4, being Parcel 3747 PSNS, in the geographic Township of Harrison;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to contact the applicant and inform them that the application fees must be submitted prior to the application being received and circulated for a public meeting.

Carried.

5. SITE PLAN CONTROL

i) THE IRON WORKER
   Site Plan Development Application
   Pt Lot 25 Con 3 Pt 1 Pl 42R-14247 Harrison

12-034
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the Township is in receipt of a Site Plan Development application from The Iron Worker with respect to the proposed building relocation and construction, due to the expansion of Highway #400;

AND WHEREAS the owner is finalizing negotiations with the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Natural Resources with respect to lands, specifically, private property in exchange for Crown land;

AND WHEREAS Council deems it appropriate to allow for the redevelopment and expansion of The Iron Worker prior to the finalization of the land acquisition, in order that the owner experiences minimum interruption and is able to conduct business as usual;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the proposed site plan permitting the applicant to:

- relocate a storage building being removed due to the expropriation of land for highway expansion,
- to erect a third building,
- to construct an addition onto the existing main building, and
- to install a septic system;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the owner enter into a site plan agreement, to be registered on title, once the conveyance of land is complete.

Carried.

6. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-035
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

Carried.

7. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE
12-036
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the March 2012 Council Correspondence listing.

Carried.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

ii) TAX WRITE-OFFS

12-037
Moved by Councillor Christie 
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs for 2012:

Total South: $4,345.66
Total North $7,828.06

Carried.

iii) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
    SPRING MEETING – APRIL 27, 2012 POINTE AU BARIL

12-038
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is hosting the Spring Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association on April 27, 2012, at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members shall attend the 2012 Spring Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association: Reeve Ketchum and Councillors Desmasdon, Andrews, Hansuld, French, Williams, Seagram, Christie, Zanussi, Mead, and Walker.

Carried.

iv) GEORGIAN BAY COUNTRY
     FUNDING ALLOCATIONS

12-039
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS Georgian Bay Country – Parry Sound Area – is currently recognized as a premiere four-season destination in Ontario;

AND WHEREAS tourism is one of the primary generators of the Parry Sound Area economy;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has established regional tourism organizations and through an agreement has mandated that Regional Tourism Organizations are not permitted to flow funds through to Destination Marketing Organizations such as Georgian Bay Country;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago requests that the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport change conditions which will allow funds to flow from Regional Tourism Organizations (12) – Explorers Edge – to Georgian Bay Country;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Norm Miller, MPP, Parry Sound/Muskoka.

Carried.

v) CITY OF GREATER SUDBURY
    REGULATION OF GASOLINE PRICES

12-040
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports Resolution CC2012-48 of the City of Great Sudbury, to request that the Province of Ontario provides the Ontario Energy Board with the authority to impose a weekly ceiling on gas prices in order to reduce volatility and regional price differences while encouraging competition, and that the Ontario Energy Board also be granted the power to intervene if suppliers are perceived to be gouging the market;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be circulated to the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Northern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA), Association of Francophone Municipalities of Ontario (AFMO), The Honourable Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy, and Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound-Muskoka.

Defeated.

vi) ONTARIO URBAN FOREST COUNCIL
     PROCLAMATION – EMERALD ASH BORER

12-041
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS over 80% of Canadians now live in urban areas and have come to rely on the environmental, ecological and economic benefits of urban forests;

AND WHEREAS the health of Canadians is sustained by their urban forests which provide services through improving air quality, cooling city streets and buildings, acting as a windbreak, shading from harmful UV rays, and filtering storm water, as well as beautifying our communities;

AND WHEREAS neither the federal nor provincial governments currently include urban forestry in their mandates except in a limited role with respect to exotic, invasive pests;

AND WHEREAS the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has not been able to stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer throughout Ontario and Quebec;

AND WHEREAS the Emerald Ash Borer is expected to cost Canadians over $2 Billion dollars in treatment and replanting;

AND WHEREAS Canadian forestry programs and research are solely focused on industrial forests and do not at present include urban tree planting, appropriate species research, and insect control and management;

AND WHEREAS Canada engages municipalities in a number of substantial infrastructure programs;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago calls on the federal and provincial governments to take leadership roles in recognizing the need to support urban forestry, be establishing urban forestry mandates and programs which includes funding assistance to municipalities for the control and management of the Emerald Ash Borer - and any future significant imported diseases and insects - as well as the creation and funding of programs designed to support the ongoing sustainable management of urban forests;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be circulated to The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Food; The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources; The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance; The Honourable Tony Clement, MP – Parry Sound/Muskoka; The Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Natural Resources; The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; The Honourable Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance; Norm Miller, MPP, Parry Sound/Muskoka; Tim Hudak, MPP, Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario; Andrea Horvath, MPP, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario; the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Carried.

vii) MUNICIPALITY OF CLARINGTON
      MORATORIUM ON WIND TURBINES

12-042
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports Resolution No. GPA-184-12 of the Municipality of Clarington, to request the Premier to invoke an immediate moratorium of one year, with yearly extensions as required, on the construction of industrial wind turbines within the Province of Ontario, until the concerns of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and Ontario municipalities are property studied and addressed;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario; the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier; the Honourable Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment; the Honourable Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy; and Norm Miller, MPP, Parry Sound/Muskoka.

Carried.

viii) NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME AWARENESS WEEK

12-043
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS when a crime occurs, it doesn't affect just one person, but their family members and the entire community;

AND WHEREAS victims of crime and their families deserve support from their community;

AND WHEREAS many victims service providers, police officers, and professionals working in the criminal justice system provide assistance to victims of crime and their families;

AND WHEREAS many victims of crime need to know that they have a voice in our criminal justice system and that there are laws in place to help them;

AND WHEREAS NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME AWARENESS WEEK, APRIL 23 TO APRIL 27, 2012 offers an opportunity to raise awareness about victim issues, and about the services and laws in place to help victims and their families;

AND WHEREAS the theme for NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME AWARENESS WEEK – MOVING FORWARD - will help to promote greater understanding of victim issues;

AND WHEREAS an increased awareness of victim issues will encourage citizens to discuss the impact of crime;

AND WHEREAS public demonstrations of support for victims of crime help to build a community's capacity for compassion to assist victims and their families and the community as a whole;

AND WHEREAS addressing the victim issues requires the support and dedication of the whole community;

AND WHEREAS the support of the Township of The Archipelago will encourage a greater number of citizens to participate in NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME AWARENESS WEEK;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Peter Ketchum of the Township of The Archipelago do hereby proclaim April 23 – 27, 2012 as NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME AWARENESS WEEK in the Township of The Archipelago;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT during NATIONAL VICTIMS OF CRIME AWARENESS WEEK and throughout the year, the Township of The Archipelago will recognize victims of crime and those who assist them;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago will remain committed to addressing and advancing victim issues.

Carried.

ix) CLAUDE GRAVELLE, MP Nickel Belt
     ELECTORAL BOUNDARIES READJUSTMENT ACT

12- 044
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS any readjustment of the boundaries of an electoral district must respect the principle of fair representation, and the inhabitants of Northern Ontario are entitled to be governed by that principle;

AND WHEREAS electoral boundaries commissions, in determining boundaries, do not only consider the average population per electoral district but also give weight to historical, geographic, linguistic (Franco Ontarian population) and democratic factors and principles;

AND WHEREAS it is important that the electoral districts in remote northern and rural regions, because of their low population density and extreme weather conditions, must have reasonable dimensions in order to ensure the fair representation of the inhabitants of those regions;

AND WHEREAS the northern part of Ontario is greater in geographic size than every other province and territory except for Quebec and British Columbia;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act introduced in the House of Commons by Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle that includes broad support across the northern and across partisan lines;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports the electoral districts in Northern Ontario being no less than 10 and that Northern Ontario means the geographic area comprising the follow ten current electoral districts: Algoma – Manitoulin – Kapuskasing; Kenora; Nickel Belt; Nipissing – Timiskaming; Parry Sound – Muskoka; Sault Ste Marie; Sudbury; Thunder Bay -- Rainy River; Thunder Bay – Superior North; and Timmins – James Bay.

Carried.

(x) PROPOSED BILL TO ESTABLISH COMMITTEE OF NORTHERN ONTARIO MPPs - 
      PARRY SOUND OMITTED

12-045
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS John Vanthof, MPP Timiskaming-Cochrane, submitted a motion to establish a committee to represent Northern Ontario, albeit not to include the District of Parry Sound;

AND WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound is in Northern Ontario;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the draft resolution prepared by the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association for consideration by its members at its Annual Spring Meeting on April 27, 2012, which favours the establishment of a Northern Ontario Committee with the inclusion of the Parry Sound Muskoka Riding, and that John Vanthof, MPP Timiskaming-Cochrane, be requested to amend the Private Members Bill to correct the boundary of Northern Ontario, and to include Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound Muskoka on the Committee.

Carried.

9. BY-LAWS

i) PARRY SOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY
   RENEWAL OF AGREEMENT FOR LIBRARY SERVICES

12-09
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law Number 12-09, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute a renewal agreement for library services between the Township of The Archipelago and the Parry Sound Public Library Board, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of March, 2012.

Carried.

ii) SET TAX RATIOS

12-10
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

THAT By-law Number 12-10, being a By-law to set tax ratios for municipal purposes for the year 2012, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of March, 2012.

Carried.

iii) SET AND LEVY RATES OF TAXATION

12-11
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 12-11, being a By-law to set and levy the rates of taxation for municipal purposes for the year 2012, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of March, 2012.

Carried.

iv) CAPPING PARAMETERS FOR 2012
     FOR COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CLASSES

12-12 |
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-law Number 12-12, being a By-law t establish the capping parameters for the 2012 final taxes for the commercial and industrial classes, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of March, 2012.

Carried.

10. PUBLIC MEETING

i) PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT NO. Z15-10 (Levitt, Howard)

Cale Henderson, Township Planner, opened the public meeting and presented the application and various planning considerations that must be deliberated when looking at the proposal. Council asked questions of clarification.

Cale Henderson introduced Paul Forth, the spokesperson for the proponent, to speak to the application.

Councillor Zanussi requested that the No Docking Zone be extended. Paul Forth agreed to the zone being extended to a specified point.

Cale Henderson 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.

12-046
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to amend the No Docking Zone on the proposed schedule for the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z15-10, as agreed upon by the proponents' representative, and Council.

Carried.

11. BY-LAWS

v) LEVITT, Howard
    Part of Island B-677
    in front of the geographic Township of Cowper
    Long Sault Amanda Neighbourhood

2037-12
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

THAT By-law Number 2037-12 as amended, being a By-law to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law Number A2000-07, as amended, for Part of Island B-677, in front of the geographic Township of Cowper, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of March, 2012.

Carried.

vi) BUILDING BY-LAW

Ray Hachigian, Chief Building Official, explained to Council the changes in the proposed By-law and the potential need to increase the building permit fees in 2013, to help offset the additional inspection requirements.

12-13
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law Number 12-13, being a By-law respecting construction, demolition, change of use, conditional permits, sewage systems and inspections, and to repeal By-law Number 11-06, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of March, 2012.

Carried.

12. OTHER BUSINESS

i) BOATING SAFETY

Councillor Andrews raised the issue of boating safety and the next steps following the meeting with the OPP. Staff was requested to arrange a meeting with the Crown Prosecutor to discuss what would be required to lay a charge of unsafe boating.

ii) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE (OPP)

Councillor Walker indicated that he would thank the OPP for their appearance before Council and inform them of Council's next steps.

iii) INTERNATIONAL GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE (IGLSLCI)

Councillor Seagram reported on his and Cale Henderson's attendance at the Ontario Regional Meeting of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative held in Jordan, Ontario on March 9, 2012. The letter addressed to the Minister of the Environment, Jim Bradley, was given to his Deputy Minister. Staff was requested to contact Michael Gravelle, Minister of Natural Resources, to confirm receipt of the letter and to ask for a meeting to discuss the use of Phoslock.

iii) LIGHTHOUSE SUMMIT

The CAO indicated that he would be attending the Lighthouse Summit on March 28th, 2012, in Parry Sound.

iv) FALL DEERHORN CONFERENCE

Council had a long discussion on the potential items that might be on the agenda for a fall Deerhorn Conference. Items raised and discussed ranged from communications to health care services.

13. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

12-14
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-Law Number 12-14, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of March, 2012.

Carried.

14. ADJOURNMENT

12-047
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 12:11 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

________________________ ____________________________

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

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