January 18th, 2013 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

January 18, 2013

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


 

 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum
Councillors:
Terry Desmasdon
Ken Williams
E.A. (Ted) Christie
John Seagram
Rick Zanussi
Ian Mead
Grant Walker

Council Members Absent:
Councillor Gary French
Greg Andrews
John Hansuld

Staff Present:
Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Maryann Siddon – Deputy 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

12-001
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on December 7, 2012, be approved.

Carried.

3. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) LINDSAY, Donald
   Island B-218, Parcel 10509 PSSS
   In front of the geographic Township of Cowper

13-002
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council is agreeable to having the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing, which is scheduled for February 6, 2013, adjourned in order that settlement negotiations can ensue.

Carried.

4. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

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Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the January 2013 Council Correspondence listing.

Carried.

5. OTHER BUSINESS

i) ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS AND HUNTERS

Council discussed the request and asked staff to indicate that they are welcome to come to speak to Council. It was suggested that they may wish to wait until all Council members will be present to hear their presentation which would likely be the April Council meeting.

ii) TOWNSHIP NEWSLETTERS

A discussion took place regarding the content and method of preparing a newsletter and whether to utilize the website more by directing taxpayers to it for the full details on the various items identified in the one-page notice.

iii) BLACKSTONE LAKE COTTAGERS' ASSOCIATION

The Blackstone Lake Cottagers' Association reported on the results of the survey they conducted regarding a proposed agreement with the Township of Seguin for fire protection. The survey involved 128 ratepayers and the Association received 104 responses. The results showed that of those that replied positively they represented 68% of the total polled and therefore, surpassed the threshold required for Council to proceed with the agreement. As a result the Township will be signing the agreement at the next regular council meeting and the associated fee of $236 per year per property will be charged to the 128 properties covered under this agreement. The agreement will formally come into effect following the signing of the agreement by all parties.

iv) ONTARIO MEDAL FOR YOUNG VOLUNTEERS

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Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council directs staff to make a submission to the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat for Austin, Ethan and Skylar Penfold for their bottle drive campaign and the funds raised that have gone to various community groups and organizations.

A recorded vote was requested.

Yeas Nays
Councillor Desmasdon
Councillor Mead
Councillor Walker
Councillor Zanussi
Councillor Christie
Councillor Seagram
Councillor Williams
Reeve Ketchum

Carried.

v) LAKE SIMCOE/EASTERN GEORGIAN BAY CLEAN-UP FUND

12-005
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes staff to apply for funding under the Lake Simcoe/Eastern Georgian Bay Clean-up Fund for the following two projects:

1. Application of Phoslock into Sturgeon Bay and subsequent monitoring

2. Lake Sensitivity and Capacity Assessment.

Carried.

6. PUBLIC MEETING

i) Proposed Temporary Use Dock By-law No. A2048-13

A Public Meeting was held to deal with the proposed Temporary Dock By-law Number A2048-13, which is being considered by Council as a tool to assist ratepayers in dealing with the extremely low water levels on Georgian Bay. Ray Hachigian opened the public meeting and then turned the meeting over to Cale Henderson, Planner, to give further detail on the proposed By-law.

Mr. Henderson explained the proposed by-law and then Mr. Hachigian opened the meeting to the public for their input. Mr. John Smith asked a question about extending his ramp and the implications of the by-law to his property. Staff explained the impact and Mr. Smith was satisfied.

Hearing no further comments the Public meeting was declared closed at 10:12 a.m.

7. BY-LAWS

i) TEMPORARY USE DOCK BY-LAW

A2047-13
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

THAT By-law Number A2047-13, being a by-law to establish a Temporary Use By-law to allow for the temporary use of docks on Georgian Bay, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of January, 2013.

Carried.

ii) APPOINT A DEPUTY CLERK

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Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law Number 13-01, being a By-law to appoint Maryann Sidon as Deputy Clerk, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of January, 2013.

Carried.

iii) APPOINT A DEPUTY TREASURER

13-02
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Christie

THAT By-law Number 13-02, being a By-law to appoint LeeAnn Bormann as Deputy Treasurer, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of January, 2013.

Carried.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

vi) GEORGIAN BAY IN CRISIS

Council discussed the water level crisis facing Georgian Bay and the principles and role of the municipality in dealing with this crisis. The Township Official Plan states that its waterways are considered its roadways; however, unlike physical roadways on land the Township does not own or control the water, its surface, or the lakebed. These are the responsibility and jurisdiction of the Federal and Provincial Governments.

Council therefore, determined that the critical principle that the municipality and Council agree to is that they are not responsible for maintaining the channels or ''roadways'' on Georgian Bay. The Township will work with the senior levels of government on ways to expedite the permission process and seek financial support for marinas and access to municipal infrastructure, and will seek to highlight the economic viability and recreational impact that low water levels are having on the area and businesses.

The Township will explore the legal implications of marked channels, their standards and safety concerns, and the role that the two senior levels of government have in dealing with these issues. As well, the Township will try to help facilitate alternative methods that may help ratepayers deal with the financial implications and costs of trying to access their properties.

8. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

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Moved by Councillor Walker Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-Law Number 13-03, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 18th day of January, 2013.

Carried.

9. ADJOURNMENT

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Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 12:09 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

________________________ ____________________________

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

 

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