October 19th, 2012 Council Minutes
Council - 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

October 19, 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
Ray 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

12-128
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 14, 2012, be approved.

Carried.

3. OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

Councillor Williams declared a pecuniary interest and removed himself from the Council table.

i) GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST (GBLT)

Island Nos. 108A and 103A
Geographic Townships of Harrison and Shawanaga

12-129
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Zoning By-law Amendment applications for Island No. 108A and Island No. 103A, and directs staff to circulate them for a future public meeting;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves of a donation to the Georgian Bay Land Trust in the amount of $2000.00, which is the equivalent to the costs incurred by the GBLT, with respect to the two applications.

Carried.

Councillor Williams resumed his seat at Council.

4. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-130
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

Carried.

5. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES (PLANNING)

i) PLANNING COMMITTEE
   CONSENT APPLICATIONS – TERMS OF REFERENCE

12-131
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the revised terms of reference as recommended by the Planning Committee on October 18, 2012.

Carried.

iii) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
     NAISCOOT LAKE BRIDGE – HWY 400/69 CONSTRUCTION

12-132
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports the bridge option, provided the life cycle costs are in order of those put forward by the Ministry of Transportation for a Bailey-type bridge.

Carried.

iv) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
     SIGNAGE – SOUTH SHORE ROAD (FORMERLY HWY 644)

12-133
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago requests the Ministry of Transportation to install identification signs for South Shore Road (formerly Hwy 644) on Hwy 69.

Carried.

6. OTHER BUSINESS

i) TOWNSHIP OFFICE
    CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

12-134
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the closure of the Township office during Christmas holidays from December 24th, 2012 to, and including, January 1st, 2013;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that staff be required to use vacation days as required.

Carried.

ii) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
    FEDERAL RIDING BOUNDARIES

12-135
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association intends to make a submission to the Federal Electoral Boundary Commission at its upcoming Public Hearings on behalf of the member Municipalities affected by the proposed electoral boundary changes for the ridings of Nipissing and Parry Sound-Muskoka;

AND WHEREAS the following Municipalities wish to remain in the Parry Sound- Muskoka riding and not be integrated into the riding of Nipissing as proposed by the Commission: Township of Machar, Township of Strong, Township of Joly, Village of Sundridge and the Village of South River;

AND WHEREAS all the neighbouring municipalities in the District of Parry Sound also wish to preserve the Parry Sound-Muskoka riding in its current form;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Township of The Archipelago supports the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association's brief to the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario for the presentation to be made at the public hearing to be held in North Bay on Tuesday October 16, 2012.

Carried

iv) ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO)
     ARBITRATION REFORM

12-136
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is pleased that both the Liberal government and the PC party have kept the issue of interest arbitration reform at the forefront of major policy discussions;

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago supports the overall intention of interest arbitration reform;

AND WHEREAS a preliminary review indicates that there appears to be room for improvement in both pieces of draft legislation before the legislature;

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago trusts that through further consultation these issues can be resolved;

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is aware that AMO and the Emergency Services Steering Committee are reviewing these issues and look forward to further discussion and input;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago requests that the legislature will work collectively in the best interest of Ontario municipalities and Ontario taxpayers on this important issue of interest arbitration reform.

Carried.

v) WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE
     INVITATION TO MEETING – October 29, 2012

Reeve Ketchum and Councillor Desmasdon agreed to attend the meeting on behalf of the Township.

vi) HIGHWAY 69 FOUR-LANING
     SITE 9 ROAD – PERMISSION TO CONSTRUCT

12-137
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) intends to widen King's Highway 69 within the Township of The Archipelago to a four-lane, fully controlled access freeway;

AND WHEREAS it is proposed to re-align and extend Site 9 Road from the new interchange at the extension of Highway 529, southerly to Shawanaga River;

AND WHEREAS work will be required within and adjacent to the existing road allowance within the Township of The Archipelago in order to reconstruct and upgrade a section of existing Site 9 Road to municipal road standards;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of The Archipelago grants permission to Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Transportation, Her employees, agents, contractors and consultants, to enter municipal lands within and adjacent to the existing road allowance to construct the portion of Site 9 Road described above.

Carried.

vii) JOHN VANTHOF, MPP TIMISKAMING-COCHRANE
      TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN RESOLUTION NO. 2012-291

12-138
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Township of Seguin Resolution No. 2012-291 to request the Parry Sound District Municipal Association and the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities to pass a resolution requesting that the MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, introduce a motion in the provincial legislature, to include the MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka on any Northern Committee of MPPs that is formed by the Legislature.

Carried.

viii) GEORGIAN BAY BIOSPHERE RESERVE
       ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT CARD

Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorized staff to include an abbreviated copy of the Georgian Bay Report Card by the Biosphere Reserve in a spring mailing to ratepayers in 2013.

ix) FEDERATION OF NORTHERN ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES
     NORTHERN PROVINCIAL PARKS

12-139
Moved by Councillor Seagram 
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources has announced the end of overnight camping in ten provincial parks in Northern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS this decision will cost Northern Ontario 130 direct jobs and negatively impact tourism and Northern Ontario's way of life;

AND WHEREAS local stakeholders and municipalities have not been consulted on these closures and have been denied the opportunity to make these parks more sustainable;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago petitions the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately suspend plans to cancel overnight camping at the ten provincial parks;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry immediately consult with local municipalities, stakeholders and regional economic development organizations regarding the long-term viability of preserving Northern Ontario provincial parks.

Carried.

x) FEDERATION OF NORTHERN ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES
     ONTARIO NORTHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

12-140
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

WHEREAS the Government of Ontario has announced plans to divest itself from Ontario Northland Transportation Commission;

AND WHEREAS this decision has already resulted in the cancellation of the 102 Ontario Northlander train service and plans to sell off Ontario Northland's bus routes which will privatize the only intercity public transit serving many northern communities;

AND WHEREAS our resource sector relies on freight rail, and changes in that service would seriously impact our economy and the existing highway network does not have the capacity to replace freight rail if cancelled or made economically unviable;

AND WHEREAS rail networks are much more economical to sustain than such an extensive highway system as well as being more environmentally friendly;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago petitions the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to immediately suspend plans to divest from ONTC and consult with local municipalities, stakeholders and regional economic development organizations regarding the long-term plans for improving the effectiveness of ONTC as a government asset.

Carried.

xi) SURVEYING OF PROPERTY FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES

12-141
oved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

WHEREAS ratepayers in the Township of The Archipelago have their properties resurveyed to accurately portray the size of their lot or island;

AND WHEREAS the end product of these surveys usually results in increased development on the property;

AND WHEREAS the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation will not accept a survey unless it is a registered survey which is deposited in the Land Registry;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any ratepayer who wishes to increase their development rights on their property must register and deposit the survey prior to the development.

Carried.

xii) ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN
     INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING

12-142
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to develop an Asset Management Plan as required by the senior levels of government in order to be eligible to receive Infrastructure funding in the future.

Carried.

xiii) TOWNSHIP OF CARLING
       NEAR NORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD -
       INTEGRATION OF GRADES 7/8 TO PARRY SOUND HIGH SCHOOL

12- 143
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

WHEREAS the Near North District School Board passed a motion at its recent Board meeting to move Grades 7 & 8s from local public schools to Parry Sound High School;

AND WHEREAS the Board at this meeting added this item to the agenda as a last minute agenda item without any public notification;

AND WHEREAS the local Board representative who represents the parents in the affected area was also unaware until the Chair requested the addition of the items to the agenda;

AND WHEREAS the Board has not provided any justification or documentation showing the benefits to their decision or any plan showing how it is to be implemented;

AND WHEREAS the whole process has been done without involving or seeking input from affected parents and students;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago requests that the Minister of Education, the Honourable Laurel Broten, intervene in this case and send Ministry staff in to review and report to the local communities on how the Board conducts its meetings and it financial business.

Carried.

7. BY-LAWS

i) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
    HENSCHEL, Robert and Valerie
    46 North Fork Road

12-41
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 12-41, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Crane Lake in front of Lot 26, Concession 10, in the geographic Township of Conger, now in the Township of The Archipelago, District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-19592, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of October, 2012.

Carried.

ii) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
    SHARPE, David W.
    30 Shawanaga Landing Road

12-42
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 12-42, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Shawanaga Inlet of Georgian Bay in front of Lot 34, Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Shawanaga, now in the Township of The Archipelago, District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-19726, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of October, 2012.

Carried.

iii) STEWARDSHIP ONTARIO - AMENDING AGREEMENT
     NEW MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES SERVICES

12-43
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT By-law Number 12-43, being a by-law to authorize the Reeve and/or the CAO the authority to sign an amending agreement between Stewardship Ontario and the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of October, 2012.

Carried.

8. OTHER BUSINESS
 
xiv) NUISANCE BEARS

Councillor Zanussi spoke on the issue and Council discussed the next step in preparing a by-law to implement a bounty program for nuisance bears. The Clerk was instructed to include the following conditions: That in a particular area of concern, that two-thirds of the residents agree to the implementation of a bounty program and the survey is to be conducted by the Township. The next condition that must be met is that the affected area agrees to support the bounty program financially with the figure to be predetermined by the Township up to a maximum dollar amount.

Council asked that the specifics of such a program be laid out in advance with the goal of having it set up by the spring of 2013.

Council recessed for the holding of a Public Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

9. PUBLIC MEETING

A Public Meeting was held to deal with the following three proposed Zoning By-law Amendments.

i) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z05-11 (GRIFFITH);

ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z06-12 (URIDIL), and

iii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z07-11 (LEACH).

Ray Hachigian opened the meeting by giving an introduction to the process and outlining the rules to be followed. Cale Henderson, the Township Planner, then spoke to the applications in sequence. Mr. Griffith, the applicant and his son, were present and spoke to application Z05-11. Council asked questions of clarification and then moved on to the next two applications.

As no one was present to speak either in support or opposition to the applications following the Planner's presentations and Council's questions, the public meeting was closed at 10:40 a.m.

10. BY-LAWS

iv) URIDIL, Robert & Samantha
     Part Lot 27, Con 5 Harrison

A2044-12
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law Number A2044-12, being a By-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of October, 2012.

Carried

v) LEACH, Cameron
    Island B-606 Cowper 

A2041-12
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-law Number A2041-12, being a By-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of October, 2012.

Carried

11. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-144
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

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

Carried.

Council recessed for lunch and Councillor Andrews did not resume his seat on Council when it resumed business at 12:38 p.m.

12. OTHER BUSINESS

xv) REZONING APPLICATION (GRIFFITH)

Council gave the Planner direction on how to proceed with the Griffith Rezoning Application and its desire to limit any future development as a condition.

xvi) LIGHTHOUSES

The CAO gave a brief update to Council on the preliminary results of the findings by staff and the consultants on the condition of the various lighthouses that the Township had an interest in. The final report is still forthcoming.

xvii) COUNCIL EXPENSES

The CAO reminded Council to ensure that their expense submissions are up to date.

xviii) WEST PARRY SOUND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

The West Parry Sound Active Transportation Committee submitted a request to Council for a representative to either sit on the Committee or be the contact person for the municipality. Council deferred this request but left it open for staff to participate if they so desire.

ix) PRIVACY COMMISSIONER

Council was informed of a recent decision involving another municipality that will impact how future correspondence is handled.

xx) WEST PARRY SOUND OPP DETACHMENT

Councillor Walker gave a brief update on the recent statistics for the Township regarding the crime rate and the detachment's clearance rates.

xxi) WEST PARRY SOUND DISTRICT MUSEUM

Councillor Walker informed Council of the various activities and events that have been held so far in 2012 at the Museum and the relative financial success. Councillor Walker also reported on the new curator and the new intern that have been hired.

xxii) BAYFIELD-NARES BOTTLE COLLECTION PROGRAM

Councillor Hansuld reported that the collection program run by Ted Simmonds raised $1,850.00 which was given as a donation to the Pointe au Baril Nursing Station.

xxiii) POINTE AU BARIL COMMUNITY CENTRE

Council was informed on the status of the drinking water system and the Health Unit testing of the algae bloom. Council expressed concern over the drinking water system and requested that staff take all necessary precautions to ensure safety. Staff indicated that the system was designed to deal with the algae blooms and this was confirmed by the consultant and previously by the Ministry. Township staff is awaiting test results from the Health Unit and Ministry of Environment, and will react as required.

13. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

12-44
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-Law Number 12-44, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of October, 2012.

Carried.

14. ADJOURNMENT

12-145
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

______________________          _______________________

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

 

 

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