March 19, 2010 Council Minutes
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Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

M I N U T E S   
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
March 19, 2010
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


Council Members Present:        Reeve:        Peter Ketchum

Councillors:

John Hansuld
Gary French
Ken Williams
E. A. (Ted) Christie
John Seagram
Rick Zanussi
Ian Mead
Grant Walker

Council Members Absent:                         Terry Desmasdon

Staff Present:                                         Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Ray Hachigian – Manager of Building & Planning
Cale Henderson – Intermediate Planner

1.    CALL TO ORDER

The Reeve called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. The meeting commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.

2.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

10-036

Moved by Councillor Cochrane
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 19, 2010, be approved.

Carried.

3.    DEPUTATIONS

i) CRANE LAKE DISCOVERY CAMP
ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT

Representatives from Crane Lake Discovery Camp were present to answer any questions that Council might have regarding the Zoning By-law Amendment.

4.   BY-LAWS

i)  ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT                   
CRANE LAKE DISCOVERY CAMP
Parcel 25835 PSSS, Lots 32 and 33, Con 9 CONGER


2022-10
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker                                          
 

THAT By-Law Number 2022-10, being a by-law to amend By-law Number A2000-07(the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for lands known as Parcel 25835 P.S.S.S., located in lots 32 and 33, Concession IX, in the geographic Township of Conger, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of March, 2010.

Carried.

5.    DEPUTATION

ii) ANTHONY DION
Relocation of Commercial Sign


Mr. Dion spoke to Council regarding the relocation of his business sign on Healey Lake Road to a better location that would avoid it from being damaged by the snow clearing activity in the area. The proposed new location is closer to an intersection than permitted in the by-law and therefore he needs permission from Council to install his sign at the new site. In addition, Mr. Dion indicated that he still needs to get approval from the MNR/Ontario Parks.

DION CONSTRUCTION
SIGN BY-LAW 98-40 EXEMPTION


10-037
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby grants Dion Construction an exemption to By-Law 98-40, being a By-Law to Regulate Signs within the Township of The Archipelago, specifically the requirement for a 500 metre offset from an intersecting road, in order to permit the installation of a Commercial Sign on Healey Lake Road at a location 125’ east of Sunset Point Road.

Carried.

6.   SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATIONS

i) RIVERS, Dale and Jacqueline                   
Part Lot 12, Concession 9, CONGER


10-038
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original Shore Road Allowance fronting Part 1 of 42R-7187, being Parcel 3576 PSSS in Part of Lot 12, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Conger, as shown in the report to Council dated March 10, 2010.

Carried.

7.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

10-039 Moved by Councillor Cochrane
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

Carried.

8.    REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
CONTRACT 2010-01 HEALEY LAKE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION


10-040
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes staff to review the two lowest bids received for the Healey Lake Road Reconstruction Contract 2010-02 and award the said contract based on staff’s determination of the contractor’s ability to perform.

Carried.

ii) PROPOSED SALE OF CROWN LAND
Part 1 on Plan 42R-8054 and Pat 3 on Plan 42R-13583 HARRISON
(PAYNE MARINE LIMITED)


10-041
Moved by Councillor Cochrane
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the Township is in receipt of correspondence from Payne Marine Limited requesting municipal comments with respect to the purchase of Crown land to be added to the existing Marina property;

AND WHEREAS the owners purchased a portion of Crown land and added it to their lands in 2001;

AND WHEREAS the owners applied to purchase additional Crown land in 2005, which included additional water frontage and the proposal was denied by Council;

AND WHEREAS the owners have stated that the portion of Crown land they wish to purchase is situated along the road and is not visible to their neighbours;

AND WHEREAS four neighbours have currently written in objections to the applicants proposed purchase of Crown Land, some of which are subject to Provincial oversight;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the applicant be advised that Council agrees in principle to the proposed sale of Crown land being approximately 1 acre in size in order to initiate the process with the Ministry of Natural Resources, as Council recognizes that municipal comments are required as part of the Ministry of Natural Resources application;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED the public consultation, required in the letter to the applicant from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources dated March 11, 2010, include consulting with every owner of land within 1000 metres of the subject property, consistent with Township policies.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED the applicant be informed that if the proposed sale of Crown land is approved by the Ministry of Natural Resources, the lands must undergo a Zoning By-law amendment as well as be subject to the following stipulations as set out in Section 6.11 of the Township’s Official Plan:

A zoning by-law amendment, with all necessary supporting studies and reports, is required for a major expansion to an existing commercial marina.  A major expansion shall constitute any addition which would incorporate adjacent residential lands, Crown lands, and/or commercial lands not zoned for marina uses.  If an application for an expansion is made to the Township, the planning review shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

-     that the primary function of the commercial marina is to cater to the water-access needs of the residents of The   Archipelago; and
-    through assurances, that the commercial marina would be the primary commercial use and not be converted to other commercial uses; and
-    that there is a need for the new or expanded facility;
-    that there are no adverse impacts on the subject and adjacent lands and waters; and
-    that appropriate development standards are met through an amendment to the site plan agreement which was registered on title between the property owner and Council.

Council may require that the above issues be addressed through an appropriate study such as, but not limited to, an environmental study, a planning study and/or a marketing study.

Carried.

9.    CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

10-042
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the March 2010 Council Correspondence listing.   

Carried.

10.    OTHER BUSINESS

i) POINTE AU BARIL LEISURE COMMITTEE
RESIGNATION OF CHAIR


10-043
Moved by Councillor Cochrane
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accepts with regret, the resignation of Danielle Hill, Chair of the Pointe au Baril Leisure Committee.

Carried.

ii) REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT
MARCH BREAK PROGRAM CAMP – TOWNSHIP OF GEORGIAN BAY


10-044
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

WHEREAS the Township of Georgian Bay has implemented a two tier fee structure rather than a more appropriate user pay approach to the March Break Program;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the reimbursement of additional fees applied to ratepayers of the Township of The Archipelago whose children were registered to attend the Township of Georgian Bay Camp March Break Camp on March 15 – 19, 2010, upon the receipt of proof of payment.

Carried.

11.    DEPUTATION

iii) BARBARA TAYLOR, PRESIDENT CANADORE COLLEGE

Ms. Barbara Taylor, President, Canadore College gave an update on new Parry Sound Campus and plans for addressing the educational and training needs of the area’s Municipalities and First Nations. Ms. Taylor indicated that the campus would be capable of accommodating up to 150 students in a calendar year with the potential to increase with the building of a second floor in the future. No student residences are being considered as the student numbers do not make this financial feasible at this time. The campus will be focused on serving the West Parry Sound needs and the goal is to be opened by June 2011.

12.    BY-LAWS

ii)  DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT                   
LOEWEN, CHESLOCK, et al
Concession 12, Part Lot 11, CONGER


10-12
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-Law Number 10-12, being a by-law to authorize the execution of development agreements between Bruce and M. Jennine Loewen, Ron and Kathryn Cheslock, Hugh Foster, Lanek Limited and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago in accordance with OPA 54, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of March, 2010.

Carried.

iii) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE                   
(STEINHAUSER, August A. F.)
Part Lot 17, Concession 11, CONGER


10-13

Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-Law Number 10-13, being a by-law to stop up, close and sell part of the original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 28 in Concession 3, in the geographic Township of Conger, now in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-18984, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of March, 2010.   

Carried.

iv)  ADOPT OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 56                   
FOSTER, Julia and Robert
Part of Islands 100A and 30A, HARRISON

10-14
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-Law Number 10-14, being a by-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 56, part of Island 100A, being Part 1 on Plan 42R-10465 and part of Island 30A, being Parcel 1753 PSNS, in front of the geographic Township of Harrison, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of March, 2010.

Carried.


13.    OTHER BUSINESS

iii)  SAIL PARRY SOUND

10-045
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago approve a $6,000.00 donation per year for the next three years conditional on the reports and activities of Sail Parry Sound made to Council on its activities of the previous year and the goals and objectives for the current year.

Carried.

iv)  POINTE AU BARIL CEMETERY

Council has requested that Councillor Cochrane sit with the Treasurer and the CAO to ensure that costs are minimized through the use of funds in the Cemetery accounts and make the necessary adjustments to the proposed budget.

v)  WOODS BAY

Council discussed the various requests from the Woods Bay area.



Council recessed for lunch and returned at 1:00 p.m. to resume business.

14.    PUBLIC MEETING

i) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z8/09
(CHAPMAN, Brian and Janey)

A public meeting was held at 1:00 p.m. to consider proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number Z8/09 that dealt with property owned by Brian and Janey Chapman. The Planner presented his report to Council along with the correspondence received to date. The Manager of Building and Planning asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak on the proposed by-law.  John Jackson the Planner for the applicants was present and gave the regrets of the applicants and the Architect who were unable to attend. Mr. Jackson gave a brief explanation and the rationale and what he sees as the benefits for the application before Council. Mike Foley the Superintendent of Massassauga Park spoke and identified issues that the park is currently dealing with such as the septic system and structures that are on park land. Council then asked questions to the various parties including staff. Hearing no other comments the public meeting was closed.

ii) Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 56
(FOSTER, Julia and Robert)


A public meeting was held to consider proposed Official Plan Amendment Number 56 that dealt with property owned by Julia and Robert Foster. The Planner presented his report to Council along with the written comments received to date. The Manager of Building and Planning then asked if there was anyone present who wished to speak on the proposed by-law.  Julia Foster spoke to Council regarding the application and their perspective on the benefits of the application. Mr. John Jackson, the Planner for the applicants also gave his views on the benefits and rationale for the application.

Mr. Cam Richardson representing Pointe au Baril Islanders Association spoke to Council regarding the concerns of PABIA as outlined in their submission. Mr. Richardson in covering the various items of concern identified in the letter, sought answers from the applicant, staff and Council. Hearing no other comments the public meeting was closed.

15.    OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

i) Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment Z8/09
Part of Lots 24 and 25, Concession 2
Being Parcel 6195 P.S.S.S., Cowper
(Chapman)


10-046
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

WHEREAS the owners applied to amend Comprehensive Zoning By-law A2000-07, as amended, to permit the size and location of the proposed main dwelling and sleeping cabin and to permit the proposed lot coverage;

AND WHEREAS a public notice was circulated to all property owners within 1000 metres and a public meeting was conducted on March 19, 2010 to gather public input on the proposed amendments;

AND WHEREAS the applicant has asked for a deferral of the application to have the owners and the Architect present to discuss a potential revision to the existing proposal;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council defer the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment as requested.

Carried.

 

Councillor Seagram left the Council meeting.

ii) Proposed Official Plan Amendment Number 56
Part of Island Number 100A, being Part 1 on Plan 42R-10465 &
Part of Island Number 30A, being Parcel 1753 P.S.N.S., Harrison
(Foster)


10-047

Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS the owners applied to amend the Official Plan to permit a portion of development rights to be transferred from part of Island Number 30A and be transferred to part of Island Number 100A to permit the construction of a second main dwelling;

AND WHEREAS a public notice was circulated to all property owners within 1000 metres and a public meeting was conducted on March 19, 2010 to gather public input on the proposed amendments;

AND WHEREAS Council as requested that the remaining developments rights on part of Island Number 30A be limited to one main dwelling, one sleeping cabin and one accessory building;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that proposed Official Plan Amendment Number 56, be approved as amended per the recommendations of Council;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that these amendments are minor in nature and do not require further public circulation.

Carried.

16.    OTHER BUSINESS

         vi)  TD GREEN STREETS - TREE CANADA GRANT
               POINTE AU BARIL WATERFRONT PROJECT - FINAL PHASE

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorizes the submission of a grant application to TreeCanada in the amount of $15,000 (total project cost of approximately $30,000), in conjunction with the Pointe au Baril Waterfront Project - Final Phase;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council agrees to contribute 50% of the total Program costs in the amount of approximately $30,000.

Carried.

         
12.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

10-15
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-Law Number 10-14, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 19th day of March, 2010.

Carried.

13.    ADJOURNMENT

10-048
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 3:44 p.m.   

Carried.




TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO






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

 

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