July 19th, 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
July 19, 2013
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

Council Members Absent:
Grant Walker

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

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the Nation Anthem.

2. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

13-065
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 14th, 2013, be approved.

Carried.

3. DEPUTATIONS

i) SUNDAY GUN HUNTING

Gerry Haarmeyer of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters addressed Council requesting that they support Sunday gun hunting. He explained the benefits of Sunday gun hunting including economic growth, the reduction of crop and livestock damage caused by wildlife, and the increase in wildlife management, which improves public safety.

ii) ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATVs) ON TOWNSHIP ROADS

Gerry Haarmeyer, President of the Kapikog Lake Cottagers Association, advised Council that the Association started a petition in support of ATVs on Township roads. Currently over 100 people have signed it. He expressed to Council that ratepayers are in favour of it and is asking that Council support the change and allow the use of ATVs on all Township Roads.

4. PUBLIC MEETING

Ray Hachigian opened the public meeting at 10:30 a.m. and introduced Cale Henderson, Township Planner, who made a presentation with respect to the proposal brought forth for a public meeting.

i) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z01-13 (Hodgkinson)

Tolly Henderson, representative, and John Jackson, agent, spoke in support of the application. Richard Crouch and Margaret Ann Wilkinson spoke in opposition to the application and expanded on the points raised in their written submission.

Cale Henderson made a presentation with respect to the proposal brought forth.

ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z02-13 (Cox)

John Cox, owner, and John Jackson, agent, spoke in support of the application.

Cale Henderson made a presentation with respect to the proposals brought forth.

iii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Nos. Z03-12, Z04-13 and Z05-12
(Georgian Bay Land Trust/ American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts)

No one was present to speak in support or opposition to the applications.

Seeing there were no other attendees to speak in support of or in opposition to any of the applications, the public meeting was concluded.

 

Council recessed for the Committee of Adjustment at 11:46 a.m. to deal with an application and adjourned at 12:05 p.m.

Council recessed for lunch and resumed business at 12:44 p.m.

5. APPLICATION TO PURCHASE MUNICIPAL CONCESSION ROAD
    ALLOWANCE - POINTE AU BARIL STATION LTD.
    1675 Highway 69

13-066
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closing and conveyance of two portions of the municipal concession road allowance as shown in the application, subject to:

i) the applicant paying fair market value for the lands, the amount of which is to be determined by an appraiser   
   hired by the Township;
ii) the lands being merged with the applicant's abutting property.

Carried.

6. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

13-067
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

Carried.

7. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STUDY (EIS) REVIEW POLICIES

13-068
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the report of staff and hereby adopts and institutes the operating policy with respect to the Environmental Impact Studies (EIS) to be completed for various planning applications.

Carried.

8. COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

13-069
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

Carried.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

i) BELVEDERE HEIGHTS
   REVIEW OF STRATEGIC PLAN 2014-17

Staff will be attending a meeting at Belvedere Heights to review the draft Strategic Plan for 2014-17, on August 13th, 2013.

ii) TAX WRITE-OFFS

13-070
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs for 2013:

TOTAL SOUTH: $5,533.74 TOTAL NORTH: $10,271.45
TOTAL SOUTH: $641.95 TOTAL NORTH: $ 1,761.82
TOTAL NORTH: $ 1,518.96

Carried.

iii) SUNDAY GUN HUNTING

13-071
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor French

WHEREAS hunting in Ontario is regulated by the Ministry of Natural Resources;

AND WHEREAS individual municipalities may decide whether to permit Sunday gun hunting;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry of Natural Resources be notified that the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago supports and authorizes Sunday gun hunting in the Township of The Archipelago in accordance with provincial legislation;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that staff requests the Ministry of Natural Resources to amend the appropriate regulation (Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997 amending O.Reg.663/98) to include the Township of The Archipelago in the list of municipalities that authorizes Sunday gun hunting in Ontario.

Carried.

iv) ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES ON TOWNSHIP ROADS

13-072
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to prepare a by-law to permit the operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on certain highways in Wards 1 and 6 under the jurisdiction of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago.

Carried.

v) RUBY G. REID
    RECOGNITION OF 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

13-073

WHEREAS the Council for the Township of The Archipelago wishes to recognize the 90th Birthday of Ruby G. Reid of Pointe au Baril, on July 17th, 2013;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago extend their congratulations and best wishes on this very happy and memorable occasion and wish Ruby many more years of happiness and good health.

Carried.

10. BY-LAWS

i) POINTE AU BARIL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUILDING
   LEASE AGREEMENT – POINTE AU BARIL TOWING LTD. AND
   GEORGIAN BAY CUSTOM EMBROIDERY

13-36
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law 13-36, being a By-law to authorize the CAO to execute a lease agreement between the Township of The Archipelago and Pointe au Baril Towing Ltd. and Georgian Bay Custom Embroidery for lands described as Parts 1 and 2 Plan 42R-6927 being parts of parcels 4675 and 4668 in the Township of The Archipelago and the building thereon (formerly leased by Pointe au Baril Chamber of Commerce), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of July, 2013.

Carried.

ii) GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST/AMERICAN
   FRIENDS OF CANADIAN LAND TRUSTS
   Island B-901, Shawanaga / Island B-746, Shawanaga
   Part of Ingersoll Island, Cowper

A2038-13
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT Zoning By-law A2038-13, being a By-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, for Island B-901, Island B-746, located in the geographic Township of Shawanaga, and Part of Ingersoll Island, located the geographic Township of Cowper, be read and finally passed this 19th day of July, 2013.

Carried.

11. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

13-37
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law 13-37, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 19th, 2013, be read and finally passed this 19th day of July, 2013.

Carried.

12. ADJOURNMENT

13-074
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 19th, 2013, be adjourned at 1:18 pm.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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

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