August 17, 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

August 17, 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 (arrived 9:35 am)
E.A. (Ted) Christie (arrived 9:35 am)
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

12-099
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 20, 2012, be approved.

Carried.

3.   OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

i)   URIDIL, Samantha and Robert

Part of Lot 27, Concession 5, being Parts 1 and 2
on Plan 42R-3117, designated as Parcel 8390
P.S.N.S. in the geographic Township of Harrison

12-100
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

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.

4.   OTHER BUSINESS

i)   BILL 76 – ACT TO AMEND THE ONTARIO LOTTERY AND GAMING ACT OF 1999

12-101
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

WHEREAS the Government of Ontario has proposed building up to 29 new casinos throughout the province;

AND WHEREAS new casino development brings with it a broad-spectrum of opinions including both positive and negative considerations;

AND WHEREAS any new casino development may significantly impact the community and surrounding areas;

AND WHEREAS, the municipality recognizes the importance of a referendum on the issue prior to the development of any new casino;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the municipality request the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately pass Bill 76, Ensuring Local Voices in New Casino Gambling Development Act to help ensure that local voices are respected prior to the development of any new casino;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be circulated to Premier Dalton McGuinty; the Honourable Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance; Monte McNaughton, MPP; and Norm Miller, MPP for Muskoka Parry Sound.

Carried.

4.   BY-LAWS

i)   SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE

Gillett, Donald and Julie
75 Crane Lake Road

12-33
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 12-33, being a By-law to close and stop up that part of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Crane Lake in front of Lot 19, Concession 8, and part of Lot 19, Concession 8, shown as road allowance on Plan M-245, in front of Lot 3 of Plan M-245, in the geographic Township of Conger, now in the Township of The Archipelago, designated as Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-19689, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of August, 2012.

Carried.

5.   REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-102 
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

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

Carried.

6.   CORRESPONDENCE

i)   COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-103
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

Carried.

7.   OTHER BUSINESS

i)   DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
     FALL MEETING – September 28, 2012

12-104
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorizes the following Councillors to attend the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association fall meeting being held at the South River/Machar Community Centre: Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Desmasdon and Councillor Walker.

Carried.

ii)   NUISANCE BEARS
       MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

12-105
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago instruct staff to send a letter to the Minister of Natural Resources outlining the actions that have taken place since the meeting with MNR staff and Council.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council will be discussing the issue of nuisance bears at its September Council meeting and forwarding recommendations and actions that the municipality will be pursuing to resolve any future issue of nuisance bears.

Carried.

Councillors Seagram and Christie arrived.

Council recessed and resumed business at 11:10 a.m.

8.   PUBLIC MEETING

i)   Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z02-11 (Dion)

Councillor Zanussi declared a pecuniary interest and removed himself from Council.

A Public Meeting was held to deal with proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z02-11 (Dion). Ray Hachigian opened the public meeting and asked Cale Henderson, Township Planner, to present the application and various planning considerations that must be deliberated when looking at the proposal and the changes and further correspondence received since the July 15, 2011 public meeting.

Mr. Henderson gave a brief summary of the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Application and the revisions made by the applicant since the July public meeting.

The applicants' Planner, Mr. Jim Dyment, expanded on the activities and changes made to the proposals since the last public meeting. The Planner indicated that they have consulted extensively with the neighbours and the modifications to their application have been made to address these concerns. The changes involve screening, reduction in lot coverage, a road agreement, restrictions on delivery times and size of vehicles, and the use of a holding provision to ensure a site plan agreement is completed as well as their commitments.

Mr. Dyment also indicated that the applicant has looked at other properties that they own and indicated that this is the best location for the business.

Mr. Hachigian asked if there was anyone in the public who wished to speak either in support of or in opposition to the proposal.

Mr. Charles Applebe spoke in support of the proposed applications and asked why the property was not already zoned commercial.

Ms. Nancy Beatty spoke in opposition and raised concerns over the road and specifically safety concerns, traffic volume and time restrictions. Ms. Beatty wondered who would enforce the time restrictions.

Mr. Robert Bell spoke in support of the amendment and stated that he has used the Dion's for projects on his property.

Mr. John Zuk spoke in opposition and raised concerns over the size of the lot for such a commercial use, the amount of land below the high water mark, the inability of the business to expand in the future, the enforcement of road conditions, vehicle weight restrictions agreed to, the burning bin currently being used, and general liability and environmental concerns.

Mr. Jim Dunn questioned whether this was the right site for such a business.

Gerry Forest spoke in opposition and indicated that he now has five further concerns following Mr. Dyment's presentation. The concerns revolved around timeframe restrictions on the road and agreement enforcement. Mr. Forest asked if there was any consideration for placing time restrictions on the loading of barges, and the so called claim that the site was used site prior to the last few years.

Mr. Arndt Wickmann spoke in opposition to the application and noted that the screening did nothing for those to the north of the property; that there is a negative impact on the area in regards to loading and unloading; the environmental concerns raised by Riverstone and the amount of mitigation measures required to make the site functional and whether they will be enforced and maintained; and finally the question of legal access to the property.

Ms. Beatty stated that the road was only built for cottage access and not for use by a commercial business and therefore raised significant noise and safety issues.

Mr. Applebe stated that the location changed when the Massassauga Park was created.

Councillor Christie asked about road access from Healey Lake road to the Grisdale property. Mr. Dyment felt that this was not an issue as the road services a marina.

Marlene Mortensen questioned the rejection of the other lots due to water depth.

Councillor Andrews asked Mr. Dyment and the applicant how they would control the delivery of goods to the property within the proposed time restrictions. Mr. Dyment and Mr. Dion indicated that they would inform their suppliers and state that deliveries could only be made between the agreed upon times.

Mr. Scott Allen spoke in opposition based on the safety and liability concerns around the use of the road by commercial vehicles.

Ms. Beatty stated that another contractor works out of Grisdale Marina and therefore Dion's have other options.

Mr. Forest stated that other commercial properties in the area are either grouped together or isolated from residential properties.

Mr. Hachigian asked if there were further comments and hearing none the public meeting was closed at 11:04 a.m.

Councillor Zanussi resumed his seat at Council.

9.   OTHER BUSINESS

i)   TOWNSHIP OFFICIAL PLAN

Councillor Christie requested that the section in the Official Plan dealing with the setback requirements for new development be brought forward for reconsideration. Council agreed and directed staff to bring the item forward for discussion at a future Planning Committee meeting.

ii)   VANTOFF, M.P.P. – NORTHERN DESIGNATION

Councillor Zanussi raised the issue of M.P.P. Vantoff's goal of removing the District of Parry Sound from being classified as being in the north and his attendance at an upcoming Seguin Council meeting scheduled for August 27th. Council asked that Councillor Zanussi attend and represent The Archipelago at the meeting.

iii)   NUISANCE BEARS - MNR

Council directed the CAO to send a letter to the Minister of Natural Resources outlining the actions and lack thereof by Ministry staff to deal with the nuisance bear issue in the Township. Council also requested that the item be brought forward again for discussion at the September Committee meeting for discussions around further steps that the Township may take to resolve this issue due to the lack of Ministry actions to ratepayer requests.

iv)   PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT Z02-11 (Dion)

Council directed staff to bring this matter forward at the earliest date for a vote.

Council recessed for lunch and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

10.   DEPUTATIONS

Michael Jones, BDO Dunwoody

Re. 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements

The Township's Auditor, Mr. Jones from BDO Dunwoody, and Wendy Hawes, the Township's Treasurer, presented the 2011 Consolidated Financial Statements to Council. Mr. Jones went through the statements and highlighted certain sections and commented on others and answered questions of Council.

12-106
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the 2011 Consolidated Statements as presented by BDO Dunwoody on August 17, 2012.

Carried.

11.   CONFIRMING BY-LAW

12-34
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-Law Number 12-34, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of August, 2012.

Carried.

12.   ADJOURNMENT

12-107
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 1:47 p.m.

Carried.


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