April 20, 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

April 20, 2012

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews
Terry Desmasdon
John Hansuld
Gary French
Ken Williams
John Seagram
Rick Zanussi
Grant Walker

Council Members Absent:
Councillors: E.A. (Ted) Christie
Ian Mead

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

12-048
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on March 23, 2012, be approved.

Carried.

3. CLOSED MEETING

12-049
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:03 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with property matters.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

12-050
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:24 a.m.

Carried.

4. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-051
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

Carried.

ii) 9-1-1 BUDGET

Reeve Ketchum requested to raise a question regarding the 2012, 9-1-1 budget, over the amount allocated for reserves at the next Heads of Council meeting.

iii) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD (DSSAB)

Councillor Zanussi informed Council that at the recent DSSAB Association meeting held in Timmins, the group unanimously supported the retention of Parry Sound District to remain designated as being in the north.

Councillor Zanussi also noted the concern over northern municipalities with the recent proposal by the province to privatize the services offered by Northland.

5. OTHER BUSINESS

i) LOBSTERFEST – July 21, 2012
   SPECIAL OCCASION PERMIT – PUBLIC EVENT

12-052
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Emergency Response Team is holding its annual Lobsterfest at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on July 21, 2012;

AND WHEREAS in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, a Special Occasion Permit requires a resolution of Council designating this event to be municipally significant;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby designates Lobsterfest, which is scheduled to be held at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre on July 21, 2012, to be a municipally significant event.

Carried.

ii) CITY OF MISSISSAUGA/HYDRO ONE
    MORATORIUM ON TELECOMMUNICATION ANTENNAS

12-053
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the City of Mississauga Resolution Number 00046-2012 and urges the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to work with municipalities across the Province of Ontario and wireless service providers to request that Hydro One reconsider its moratorium on the location of telecommunication antennas on existing hydro infrastructures.

Carried.

iii) TOWNSHIP POLICY FOR LIFEJACKETS

12-054
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township adopts the Township Policy for Life Jackets as presented by staff at the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 20, 2012.

Carried.

6. BY-LAWS

i) EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ONTARIO
   COMMUNITY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR (CEMC)

12-15
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law Number 12-15, being a By-law to appoint Joe Villeneuve a Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) for the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of April, 2012.

Carried.

ii) TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN
    USE AGREEMENT – HOLIDAY COVE MARINA

12-16
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-law Number 12-16, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute a Use Agreement Regarding Holiday Cove between the Township of Seguin and the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of April, 2012.

Carried.

7. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-055
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Walker

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

Carried.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

iv) COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIVE
     SOCIAL PLANNING NETWORK OF ONTARIO

Councillor Desmasdon attended the session being undertaken by the DSSAB whose goal is to develop a strategy that will ensure sustainable communities, unify the District's voice on social and economic development, and encourage more effective and efficient integrated cross-sectoral planning and development in the District.

Council agreed to continue to participate and have Councillor Desmasdon attend any future meetings.

v) PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

Reeve Ketchum sought input from Council on how to proceed with dealing with the Ministry of Health regarding the issues of primary care found in west Parry Sound that involve doctors, rostering and the Hospital.

Council agreed that the Reeve continue to gather information and ministry contacts and seek assistance from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

vi) POINTE AU BARIL NURSING STATION

A second issue and discussion revolved around the Pointe au Baril Nursing Station and the funding options for the possible renovation or new construction of the nursing station.

COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT

Council recessed for Committee of Adjustment at 11:00 a.m. and resumed business at 11:33 a.m.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

vii) THE ARCHIPELAGO HISTORY BOOK

The Reeve asked that Council identify significant accomplishments or events that have taken place in the last 15-20 years. As well, Council members are asked to write a brief one-to-two page historical synopses on their Ward and forward it to Councillor French.

viii) DEERHORN CONFERENCE

Reeve Ketchum asked for an update from each Ward on the topics of interest expressed by their various associations. Following a brief discussion, some of the suggested topics identified were communications between associations and the Township, health care services, and the Township's finance system.

ix) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

Councillor Walker reported on the Community Policing Advisory Committee meeting and the 2011 clearance rates. In addition, Councillor Walker asked that the various Councillors forward to him any dates or activities that they would like paid duty coverage.

10. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

12-17
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-Law Number 12-17, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of April, 2012.

Carried.

11. ADJOURNMENT

12-056
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 12:04 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

________________________                  ____________________________

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

 

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