June 15, 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

June 15, 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
E.A. (Ted) Christie
Rick Zanussi
Ian Mead
Grant Walker

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

12-066
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on May 18, 2012, be approved.

Carried.

3. OTHER BUSINESS

i) SPECTRUM TELECOM GROUP LTD.
   Telecommunication Tower - Skerryvore

12-067
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

WHEREAS at the Regular Meeting of Council held on May 18, 2012, Council passed Resolution No. 12-062 to approve the erection of a 150-foot self-support telecommunications tower on a site located on municipally owned lands located in Lot 32, Concession 9, being Part 17 of Plan PSR 1518, (PIN 52093-0121) in the hamlet of Skerryvore, for the delivery of wireless internet, broadband data, and related services to the immediate area;

AND WHEREAS Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd. (Spectrum Group) is now requesting the Township's authorization for the erection of 250-foot self-support telecommunications;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the erection of a 250 foot self-support telecommunications tower as recommended by Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd.

Carried.

ii) JOHN VANTHOF, MPP, TIMISKAMING-COCHRANE
    SEGUIN TOWNSHIP RESOLUTION –NORTHERN ONTARIO COMMITTEE

12-068
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

WHEREAS John Vanthof, M.P.P. Timiskaming-Cochrane, who has submitted a motion to the Legislative Assembly that would create a Committee that would deal with all policies or legislation that would directly impact Northern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS the definition of would exclude the District of Parry Sound which is currently identified as being in Northern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS Parry Sound District Municipalities and their residents share the common socio-economic demographics and issues facing all the other northern electoral ridings and is referenced as being in the North;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago strongly recommend that Mr. Vanthof amend the Private Members Bill to include the riding of Parry Sound Muskoka in the proposed Committee.

Carried.

iii) WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE
     DOCTOR RECRUITMENT FUNDING (DONATION)

12-069
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago agree to give a donation to the West Parry Sound Health Centre a $5,000.00 donation for Doctor Recruitment and that this amount could increase by a further $5,000.00 depending on the contributions received from the other West Parry Sound Municipalities.

Carried.

iv) NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS GRANT
     POINTE AU BARIL COMMUNITY CENTRE ACCESSIBILITY ENTRANCE

12-070
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the Pointe au Baril Seniors Group has requested the Township to undertake renovations at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre to improve accessibility at the main entrance;

AND WHEREAS local organizations/agencies have expressed their written support for this project;

AND WHEREAS the New Horizons for Seniors Grant offers capital grants for renovations that enhance community spaces and improve accessibility;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the submission of an application for funding to the New Horizons for Seniors Program for renovations to improve accessibility at the front entrance of the Pointe au Baril Community Centre.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes a 5-year lease between the Township of The Archipelago and the Pointe au Baril Seniors Group for the use of the Pointe au Baril Community Centre, if required.

Carried.

4. BY-LAWS

i) SPECTRUM TELECOM GROUP LTD.
   TELECOMMUNICATION TOWER – SKERRYVORE (REVISION)
   REPEAL BY-LAW NUMBER 12-21

12- 23
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 12-23, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and Chief Administrative Officer to execute all documents as may be required to enter into an agreement with Spectrum Telecom Group Ltd., and to Repeal By-law No. 12-21, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of June, 2012.

Carried.

ii) HOUSEKEEPING BY-LAW

A2040-12
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-law Number A2040-12, being a By-law to make general amendments to By-law Number A2000-07, as amended; the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of June, 2012.

Carried.

iii) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
     RIVERS, Dale and Jacqueline
     105 Blackstone Lake Water

12-24
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law Number 12-24, being a by-law to Close and Stop Up that part of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Blackstone Lake in front of Lot 12, Concession 9, in the Geographic Township of Conger, now in the Township of The Archipelago, District of Parry Sound, Designated as Part 1, according to Plan 42R-19575, and to sell Part 1 Plan 42R-19575, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of June, 2012.

Carried.

5. DEPUTATIONS

i) REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
   (REDAC)/SMART COMMUNITY PROJECT

Ms. Liz McWalter, Technology Subcommittee Chair gave the regrets for Kirsten LeDrew, the Area Economic Development Coordinator and addressed Council regarding the proposed future plans for the West Parry Sound Area and the Smart Community Project.

Ms. McWalter outlined the intent and goals of the project and what the results of the proposed business plan that is to be undertaken by i-Canada would offer the West Parry Sound area and municipalities. Council asked veracious questions regarding what was involved in becoming a smart community and the costs of obtaining this designation and the impact on the community as a whole and for those specifically in The Archipelago.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

v) REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (REDAC)
    SMART COMMUNITY BUSINESS PLAN

12-071
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) posted a request for proposals for the West Parry Sound Area SMART Community Business plan;

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago does not contribute financially to the operating budget for REDAC, however, has supported the funding applications to FedNor and NOHFC for 90% funding;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of the Archipelago contributes $1,270., as one-seventh (1/7) of the remaining 10% cost of the project, and participation in the Business Plan process.

Carried.

vi) GEORGIAN BAY FOREVER
     FUNDRAISING LETTER

12-072
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago expresses its deep concern over the fundraising letter mailed out to individuals regarding blue-green algae blooms in Sturgeon Bay and requests that a representative(s) from the Georgian Bay Forever attend the July Committee or Council meeting to explain their letter and plans.

Carried.

Council directed staff to invite John Cochrane to the meeting due to his involvement in the efforts to solve the water issues in Sturgeon Bay, both during his term on Council and as a private citizen.

vii) WEST PARRT SOUND HEALTH CENTRE AND LAKELAND AND
      BELVEDERE HEIGHTS HOME FOR THE AGED

The Reeve informed Council of the consensus reached by the Heads of Council in the West Parry Sound area that they will be asking their municipal representatives to look at any synergies that could be gained between Lakeland and Belvedere. Council agreed that this would be a worthwhile exercise.

Council recessed for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at 11:00 a.m. and resumed business at 11:35 a.m.

7. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-073
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

Carried.

8. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-074
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

Carried.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

i) MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
   NUISANCE BEARS

12-075
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources attended a meeting of Council to discuss the Bear Wise Program as it relates specifically to McLaren and adjoining Islands;

AND WHEREAS Council deems it important that the Ministry of Natural Resources manage wildlife including bears;

AND WHERAS the Ministry of Natural Resources has agreed to meet with residents of The Archipelago who have been involved in numerous bear encounters;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes Councillor Zanussi to attend these meetings solely as a communications liaison for Council and that the Ministry of Natural Resources be informed that the Township of The Archipelago is not prepared to financially support their program in Bear Management.

Carried.

Council directed staff to prepare a by-law for the July Council meeting that would deal with the prohibition of feeding bears.

10. BY-LAWS

iv) PADDLEBALL COURT - LEASE 

12-25
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 12-25, being a By-law authorizing the Reeve and the Clerk to sign a lease agreement between the Township and the Paddleball Court Club, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of June, 2012.

Carried.

11. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

12-26
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-Law Number 12-26, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of June, 2012.

Carried.

12. ADJOURNMENT

12-076
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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Peter Ketchum, Reeve              Stephen P. Kaegi

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