August 23rd, 2013 Council Minutes
Council - Council Minutes

The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
August 23, 2013
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


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

Council Members Absent:
Councillors: Greg Andrews
John Hansuld

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

13-075
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 19th, 2013, be approved.

Carried.

3. DEPUTATIONS

i) PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT
   COX, John, 411 Healey Lake Road

John Jackson, Planner for the applicant, spoke in support of the application. Mr. Jackson requested that Council base their decision on the impacts of the proposal as opposed to the four tests of the original minor variance application.

Mr. Cox reminded Council that the boathouse would not be visible by surrounding property owners and that they had received letters in support of the application.

4. OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

i) COX, John
   411 Healey Lake Road

A2049-13
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council amend By-law Number A2000-07, as amended (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Part Lot 24, Concession 5, being Parts 6 and 7 on Plan 42R-8460, designated as Parcel 9316 PSSS, in the geographic Township of Conger.

Defeated.

5. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

13-076
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

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

Carried.

6. PUBLIC MEETING

i) SKERRYVORE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
   Parts 9 and 10 on Plan PSR-1516
   In the geographic Township of Shawanaga

Ray Hachigian opened the public meeting at 10:00 a.m. and introduced Cale Henderson, Planner, who made a presentation with respect to the Zoning By-law Amendment application brought forth by the Skerryvore Ratepayers' Association.

Silvia Quelha, President of the Skerryvore Ratepayers' Association spoke in support of the application.

Carole and David Foote spoke in support of the application.

Hermano and Louise Cosmo, who are abutting property owners, voiced their concerns with respect to the location of septic facilities and the gazebo to be placed on the subject lands.

The public meeting concluded at 10:33 a.m.

7. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) KENNEDY, Murray and Mabel
   Part Lot 25, Concession 4
   Being Parcel 3747 PSNS, Harrison
   1676 Highway 69

13-077
Moved by Councillor Christie
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.

ii) SKERRYVORE RATEPAYERS' ASSOC.
   Parts 9 and 10 on Plan PSR-1516
   In the geographic Township of Shawanaga

13-078
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the application and agrees to waive the fees associated with respect to the Zoning By-law Amendment;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to seek legal advice to remove the provision which grants the owners legal access to the use of Lot 7.

Carried.

8. COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

13-079
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

Carried.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

i) 2012 CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

13-080
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts the 2012 Consolidated Financial Statements prepared by BDO Dunwoody, as circulated.

Carried.

ii) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
FALL MEETING – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

13-081
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council Members be authorized to attend the Fall Meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association Meeting on September 27th, 2013 at the Dunchurch Community Centre: Councillor Walker and Councillor French.
Carried.

iii) FEDERATION OF NORTHERN ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES (FONOM)
REMOVAL OF BELL CANADA PUBLIC TELEPHONES

13-082
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports FONOM and the Diversity Canada Foundation regarding the need for payphones in rural and northern municipalities and petitions the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission to complete the necessary studies that such a proposed negative move would have on smaller and dispersed communities.
Carried.

iv) ONTARIO ELECTRONIC STEWARDSHIP
    AWARD FOR E-WASTE DIVERSION

13-083
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts on behalf of its residents, the certificate from Ontario Electronic Stewardship that recognizes The Archipelago as one of the top performing municipalities in Ontario for the diversion of e-waste.

Carried.

v) POINTE AU BARIL TRANSFER STATION

13-084
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the proposed upgrades to the Pointe au Baril Transfer Station as presented that will address operational and safety concerns of the site, at an estimated cost of $100,000.

Carried.

Council recessed for the Committee of Adjustment at 11:00 a.m. to deal with two applications and adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

10. BY-LAWS

i) DEEMING BY-LAW - LAING, Diane
   144 Blackstone Lake Water

13-38
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

THAT By-law 13-38, being a By-law to deem Lot 3 of Plan M-543, in the geographic Township of Conger not to be a part of a registered plan of subdivision, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of August, 2013.

Carried.

ii) ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES BY-LAW

13-39
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law 13-39, being a By-law to Permit the Operation of "All-Terrain Vehicles" (ATVs) on Highways and Lands under the Jurisdiction of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of August, 2013.

Carried.

11. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

13-40
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law 13-40, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 23rd, 2013, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 23rd day of August, 2013.

Carried.

12. ADJOURNMENT

13-085
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 23rd, 2013, be adjourned at 12:01 p.m.

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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

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