December 7th, 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

December 7, 2012

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

 


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Greg Andrews
Terry Desmasdon
John Hansuld
Gary French
Ken Williams
E.A. (Ted) Christie
John Seagram
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

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Moved by Councillor Hansuld Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 16, 2012, be approved.

Carried.

3. DEPUTATION

Kirsten Penfold along with her children Austin, Skylar and Ethen, addressed Council regarding their 2012 Pointe au Baril bottle drive and gave a report on the successful year and those who received donations. The amount of donations given this year was approximately $20,000.

Council thanked them for the work involved and their dedication to raising money for worthy community groups.

4. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
   HOLIDAY COVE MARINA

12-156
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Manager of Public Works be authorized to proceed with the purchase of Dock "D" for the Holiday Cover Marina to an upset limit of $50,000.00.

Carried.

6. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

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Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

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

Carried.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

i) 2013 ROMA/OGRA CONFERENCE
    February 24 – 27, 2013

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Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following Council members to attend the 2013 ROMA/OGRA Conference on February 24th to February 27th, 2013, in Toronto: Reeve Ketchum and Councillors Zanussi, Seagram and Christie.

Carried.

ii) 2013 AMO CONFERENCE – OTTAWA
    AUGUST 18 – 21, 2013

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Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED Council authorizes the following Council members to attend the 2013 AMO Conference in Ottawa from August 18 – 21, 2013: Reeve Ketchum, Councillors; Desmasdon and Mead.

Carried.

iii) ONTARIO GOOD ROADS
     AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION

Council noted the changes and had no objections.

iv) ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN
     RESOLUTION No. 12-142

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS Council passed Resolution No. 12-142 (November 16, 2012) to develop a comprehensive Asset Management Plan;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Resolution No. 12-142 be amended to read:

"WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is committed to developing a Comprehensive Asset Management Plan that includes all of the information and analysis described in Building Together: Guide for Municipal Asset Management Plans, by December 31, 2013;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to develop an a Comprehensive Asset Management Plan as required by the senior levels of government, by December 31, 2013, in order to be eligible to receive Infrastructure funding in the future."

Carried.

v) LAST POST FUND
    THE FUNERAL AND BURIAL PROGRAM

Council requested Councillor Mead to craft a letter on behalf of the Township regarding the Last Post Fund, a Funeral and Burial Program for Canadian veterans, for Council's approval at the January 18th, 2013 meeting.

vi) 2012 SURPLUS FUNDS

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

WHEREAS there may be surplus or deficit funds in various departments for 2012;

AND WHEREAS these funds should be transferred to/from reserves for future use;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any surplus for 2012 be transferred to reserves to offset future expenditures or if a deficit occurs, it will be offset by appropriate reserves.

Carried.

vii) COST OF LIVING/CPI

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Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a cost of living increase to Council and staff of 1.9 % effective January 1, 2013, as indicated by the Consumer Price Index.

Carried.

viii) TOWNSHIP OF WAINFLEET
       WIND ENERGY OPPOSITION SUMMIT 2013

Council directed staff to reply sending Council's support; however, their regrets that no one was able to attend the proposed Summit.

8. BY-LAWS

i) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE
   CHIN, Scott
   64 Cline Drive, Kapikog Lake

12-4
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT By-law Number 12-48, being a By-law to close and stop up that part of the original Shore Road Allowance laid out along the shore of Kapikog Lake in front of Lot 27, Concession 2, in the geographic Township of Shawanaga, now in the Township of The Archipelago, District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 of Plan 42R-19711, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 7th day of December, 2012.

Carried.

ii) COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT APPOINTMENTS

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Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-law Number 12-49, being a By-law to appoint members of Council, with the exception of Councillor Zanussi) to the Committee of Adjustment for the year 2013, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 7th day of December, 2012.

Carried.

iii) 2013 INTERIM TAX LEVY

12-50
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law Number 12-50, being a By-law to Provide for an Interim Tax Levy, to Provide for the Payment of Taxes and to Provide for Penalty and Interest of 1-1/4 Percent, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 7th day of December, 2012.

Carried.

iv) BORROWING BY-LAW

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT By-law Number 12-51, being a By-law to Authorize Borrowing from Time To time to Meet Current Expenditures during the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2013, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 7th day of December, 2012.

Carried.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

ix) MPAC & PROVINCIAL PARKS

The CAO brought Council up to date on the process to date and Council requested that a letter be sent to the Park indicating that the municipality would like an invitation to participate in the Park Management Plan that is due for review.

x) REEVE'S LETTER ON LOW WATER
    GEORGIAN BAY MUNICIPALITIES

Council approved the Reeve's letter regarding low water issues and the need for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to streamline their application processes.

xi) MPAC AND REASSESSMENT

Councillor Zanussi informed Council that the assessments appear to be rising in The Archipelago much faster than those in the Parry Sound District.

xii) DISTRICT SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD
      2013 BUDGET

Councillor Zanussi informed Council that the 2013 budget had been struck at the DSSAB with no opposition from any member on the Board.

10. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

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Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor French

THAT By-Law Number 12-52, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 7th day of December, 2012.

Carried.

11. ADJOURNMENT

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Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at

10:55 a.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________                             ________________________

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

 

 

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