November 22nd, 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
November 22, 2013
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


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

Absent with Regrets:
John Seagram
Greg Andrews

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

1. CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the Nation Anthem.

2. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

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Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 18th, 2013, be approved.

Carried.

3. DEPUTATIONS

i) ART EXHIBITION: WALKING WITH OUR SISTERS

Christine King and Tracey Pawis spoke to Council about Walking With Our Sisters, an exhibit which commemorates the missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. The exhibit was conceived by Metis Espanola artist Christi Belcourt and consists of 1,723 pairs of handmade moccasin vamps (tops of moccasins) made from craftspeople all over North America. Ms. Pawis explained that the exhibit will arrive at the West Parry Sound District Museum in January and will be open to the public from January 10th–31st, 2014.

Council agreed to donate $500.00 towards costs and to help with advertising the exhibit on the Township's website.

ii) NORTHERN ONTARIO'S ECONOMIC PICTURE

Councillor Grant Walker shared with Council a presentation he attended by Oscar Poloni from KPMG on the State of the District. The presentation dealt with the sharing of services between municipalities and specifically supported the arrangement between Carling and The Archipelago as an example for others to follow.

iii) STOP THE DROP CAMPAIGN - UPDATE

Colin Dobell updated Council on the progress made in the Stop the Drop Campaign over the summer of 2013.
Mr. Dobel also reviewed with Council the proposed Adaptive Planning Project for the Township of Carling.

4. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor French

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

Carried.

5. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) MOON RIVER CLUB
Part of Lot 41, Con 1 Pcl 4597 PSSS
In front of the geographic Township of Conger

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Zoning By-law Amendment Application, deems it complete, and defers circulation of the notice of the public meeting until such time as Council has advised as to the extent of the additional information required from the applicant.

Carried.

6. COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

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Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

Carried.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

i) TAX WRITE-OFFS

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Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write-offs for 2013: NORTH - $2,149.20

Carried.

ii) MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION HWY 69 FOUR-LANING
ROAD TRANSFERS AND NAISCOOT ACCESS ROAD BRIDGE

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Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will construct and open the new four lane controlled access Highway 69, from south junction of Highway 529 northerly;

AND WHEREAS further to the opening of the new four-lane controlled access highway, portions of the existing Highway 69, including Moose Lake Road, Naiscoot Access Road and the bridge structure over Naiscoot Lake will no longer serve as a provincial highway;
AND WHEREAS a portion of the existing Highway 69 including the Moose Lake Road and the Naiscoot Access Road Bridge are situated in the Township of The Archipelago;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation has proposed to rehabilitate the existing two lane Highway 69, from Highway 529 to Naiscoot Lake, including Moose Lake Road and Moose Lake Connection;

AND WHEREAS the MTO intends to replace the existing Naiscoot Access Road Bridge, with a new bridge structure consisting of steel girders, concrete deck and asphalt surface, with a span of 37.5m, a clear width of 5.25m and an overall width of 6.25m;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation has proposed that Naiscoot Access Road, from the existing Highway 529 (approximately 300 m east of the CPR crossing) to 120 m north of Naiscoot Lake (3.4 km), including 1.9 km of existing Highway 69 and the bridge over Naiscoot Lake be transferred to the Township of The Archipelago for future maintenance and reconstruction;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation has proposed that the Moose Lake Road, (700 km), which is former Highway 69, from 420 m south of Moose Lake to 280 m north of Moose Lake be transferred to the Township of The Archipelago for future maintenance and reconstruction;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation has proposed that the Moose Lake Connection (315 m), which connects Naiscoot Access Road to Moose Lake Road, approximately 100 m north of Moose Lake be transferred to the Township of The Archipelago for future maintenance and reconstruction;

AND WHEREAS the designated sections of roads to be assumed by The Archipelago are to be hard surfaced as per Ministry drawings provided to the township.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago accepts the transfer of the Moose Lake Road, Moose Lake Connection and Naiscoot Access Road and Bridge Structure and assume the responsibility for future maintenance and reconstruction.

Carried.

iii) MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PROPOSED BLACK BEAR MANAGEMENT PILOT IN NORTH

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Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources is proposing a two year Bear Management Pilot Program;

AND WHEREAS the wildlife management units where the proposed Pilot Program are to occur exclude units 46 and 49 which consist primarily of the Parry Sound District;

AND WHEREAS the Parry Sound District is consistently in the top three, and more than once has been the top number one bear-human occurrence district in the province, according to the Ministry's data;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago requests the Ministry of Natural Resources to include areas 46 and 49 in the proposed Pilot Program;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be circulated to Parry Sound area municipalities, AMO, FONOM, Premier Kathleen Wynne and David Orazietti, Minister of Natural Resources.

Carried.

iv) ROMA/OGRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 23 – 26TH, 2014 TORONTO

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Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following members of Council to attend the ROMA/OGRA Conference in Toronto on February 23rd-26th, 2014: Councillor Christie, Councillor Hansuld, Councillor Walker, and Reeve Ketchum.

Carried.

iv) FONOM 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
MAY 7 – 9, 2014 SAULT STE. MARIE

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following members of Council to attend the FONOM Conference in Sault Ste. Marie on May 7th– 9th, 2014: Councillor Walker, Councillor Christie and Reeve Ketchum.

Carried.

v) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
NEW BILLING MODEL IN 2015

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Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the Ontario Provincial Police are proposing a new billing model for charging municipalities for policing services, starting in 2015;

AND WHEREAS the current billing model is a deployment model, in which cost recovery is based on percentage of detachment workload, actual detachment staffing levels, wages and benefits, and a cost recovery component for other expenditures, which model has been in place for over 15 years;

AND WHEREAS the new methodology would charge each municipality a flat $260 per household fee for the base costs related to providing police services, plus a variable charge for each call for service in that municipality. The rationale for this is that there is a base fixed cost for providing police services that must be borne by all participating municipalities, regardless of the number of calls for service that the OPP responds to in each municipality. The OPP have advised that 73% of their costs are fixed (i.e. base costs) and 27% are variable;

AND WHEREAS the actual specifics of the cost for the calls for service have not been released or calculated, the OPP has estimated that the average cost per household in Ontario for policing services, including both the base cost and the calls for service, would be approximately $369;

AND WHEREAS this model would see the OPP costs for West Parry Sound municipalities increase from $3,412,189 (per 2012 FIR) to $6,537,204, an increase of $3,125,015 or 92%;

AND WHEREAS this model would see OPP costs increase for the Township of the Archipelago from $92,217 (per 2012 FIR) to $1,215,117, an increase of $1,122,900 or 1,218%;

AND WHEREAS this model is fundamentally flawed, unfair and inequitable;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of Ontario and Premier Wynne cannot allow this type of unfair treatment towards rural Ontario, and this funding model be scrapped immediately;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; The Honourable John Gerretsen, Attorney General of Ontario; Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM); Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), and all rural Ontario municipalities with a permanent population of 10,000 or less.

Carried.

8. BY-LAWS

i) AMENDMENT TO BY-LAW NO. 13-30
LEVY FEES FOR THE COST OF BEAR CONTROL SERVICES

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law 13-47, being a By-law to Amend By-law No. 13-30, a By-law to Impose Fees for the Cost of Bear Control Services (McLaren, Derbyshire and Louisa Islands), specifically Item 6 of By-law 13-30, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of November, 2013.

Carried.

ii) AMENDMENT TO BY-LAW 12-01
STEWARDSHIP ONTARIO NEW MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS OR
SPECIAL WASTES SERVICES AGREEMENT

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Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

THAT By-law 13-48, being a By-law to Authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an Amending Agreement between Stewardship Ontario and the Township of The Archipelago to the New Municipal Hazardous or Special Wastes Services Agreement, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of November, 2013.

Carried.

Council recessed for the Committee of Adjustment meeting at 11:00 a.m. to deal with two applications, and adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

9. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

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Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

THAT By-law 13-49, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 22nd, 2013 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 22nd day of November, 2013.

Carried.

10. ADJOURNMENT

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Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held November 22nd, 2013 be adjourned at 11:35 a.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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