January 27th, 2014 Council Minutes
Council - Council Minutes

The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

M I N U T E S

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
January 17, 2014
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


Council Members Present:

Reeve:
Peter Ketchum

Councillors:
Terry Desmasdon - Ward 1
Greg Andrews      - Ward 1
John Hansuld       - Ward 2
Ken Williams        - Ward 3
E.A. (Ted) Christie-Ward 4
John Seagram      - Ward 4
Rick Zanussi         - Ward 4
Grant Walker       - Ward 5
Ian Mead            - Ward 6

Absent with Regrets:
Gary French Ward 3

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

14-001
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on December 6th, 2013, be approved, as amended.

Carried.

3. SHORE ROAD / CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) ADAMS, Thomas and Patricia et al
   1260 Georgian Bay Water

14-002
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 1260 Georgian Bay Water on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Carried.

4. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

14-003
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Walker

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) PLANNING COMMITTEE
   Moon River Club
   Part Lot 41, Concession 1
   Parcel 4597 PSSS, Conger

14-004
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

WHEREAS Council passed Resolution No. 13-112, accepting the Zoning By-law Amendment Application and deferring circulation of the Notice of Public Meeting until additional information, i.e., an Environmental Study, has been completed;

AND WHEREAS the agent, John Jackson, made a deputation to the Planning Committee requesting that the requirement of an Environmental Study be rescinded;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby reverses its decision, that an Environmental Study be performed on the lands in order that a Notice of Public meeting be circulated, in consideration of the lands being rezoned from the Natural State (NS) Zone to a residential zoning.

Defeated.

ii) PLANNING COMMITTEE
   Lindsay, Donald
   Island B-216 (Florence Island) Conger

14-005
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS Council has received correspondence from the owner's solicitor, offering the Township the ability to purchase the property as a solution to the ongoing Ontario Municipal Board Case No. PL121030;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township's solicitor be informed that Council is not willing to purchase these lands as a settlement option with respect to Ontario Municipal Board Case No. PS121030.

Carried.

iii) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
    AZIMUTH ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING INC.
    GROUND WATER SAMPLING RESULTS

14-006
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the recommendations contained within Azimuth Environmental Consulting Inc.'s January 13, 2014, Report on Ground Water Sampling Results at the Public Works Garage on James Bay Junction Road in Seguin, be implemented.

Carried.

6. COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

14-007
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the January 2014 Council Correspondence listing.

Carried.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

i) ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO)
ANNUAL CONFERENCE – August 17 – 20, 2014 LONDON

14-008
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following members of Council to attend the AMO Conference in London, Ontario on August 17 – 20, 2014:  Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Desmasdon and Councillor Seagram.

Carried.

ii) OPP COSTING FORMULA

14-009
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Township of Seguin's investigation into the creation of a municipal police force due to the OPP costing formula being proposed.

Carried.

iii) UNITED COUNTIES OF PRESCOTT AND RUSSELL
    AMENDMENT TO AGGREGATE RESOURCES ACT FOR
    PEAT MOSS EXTRACTION

14-010
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports Resolution No. 2013/208 of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell to petition the Ministry of Natural Resources to amend the Aggregate Resources Act to ensure that peat moss extractors are subject to the same criteria as other aggregate extractors.

Carried.

iv) TOWNSHIP OF MULMUR
    MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CORPORATION (MPAC)
    PRIOR YEARS' ASSESSMENTS

14-011
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the resolution of the Township of Mulmur dated December 11, 2013, concerning requests by municipalities to reassess property retroactively.

Carried.

v) HYDRO ONE
    FORESTRY MAINTENANCE

14-012
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago authorizes Hydro One to perform routine maintenance along the Parry Sound M1 corridor (Shebeshekong Rd., Site 9 Road and Hwy 400 north to Hydro One's Pointe au Baril Distribution Station (DS) located at the former site of Larry's Tavern, in 2014, as presented.

Carried.

vi) ALZHEIMERSOCIETY
    NATIONAL DEMENTIA STRATEGY

14-013
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are progressive, degenerative diseases of the brain that causes thinking and memory to become seriously impaired;

AND WHEREAS Alzheimer's disease and other dementias most often occur in people over the age of 65 but can strike adults at any age;

AND WHEREAS Alzheimer's disease and other dementias affect more than 500,000 Canadians currently and that this figure is projected to reach 1.1 million within a generation;

AND WHEREAS Alzheimer's disease and other dementias also takes their toll on hundreds of thousands of families and care partners;

AND WHEREAS an estimated further three million Canadians face the burden and challenges of providing care for those suffering with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias;

AND WHEREAS there is no known cause or cure for this devastating illness;

AND WHEREAS the cost related to the health care system is in the billions and only going to increase, at a time when our health care system is already facing enormous financial challenges;

AND WHEREAS Canada, unlike many countries, does not have a national dementia strategy;

AND WHEREAS there is an urgent need to plan and raise awareness and understanding about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias for the sake of improving the quality of life of the people it touches;

AND WHEREAS MP Claude Gravelle, Nickel Belt, has introduced Bill C-356, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Dementia, as he works for broad, all party and non-partisan support for an issue that touches us all. His legislation calls for a national plan that includes the development of strategies in primary health care, in health promotion and prevention of illness, in community development, in building community capacity and care partner engagement, investments in research and other (advisory board, objectives, investment in research, and caregivers and more;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago calls on all levels of government and the Federation of Municipalities to adopt a national dementia strategy, and urges all citizens of our communities to become more aware and engaged concerning the far-reaching effects of this devastating disease.

Carried.

vii) APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND VICE CHAIRS

Reeve Ketchum expressed his appreciation for the work done by Councillor French, Councillor Hansuld, Councillor Christie, and Councillor Seagram, in their leadership roles on various Township Committees.

14-014
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following changes to various Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs as recommended by the Reeve: Chair of the Committee of Adjustment is Councillor Ted Christie; Vice Chair of the Committee of Adjustment is Councillor Grant Walker; and Chair of Finance is Councillor Ian Mead.

Carried.

8. BY-LAWS

i) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
   CARDONA, Alex and Lilian
   1370 Georgian Bay Water

14-01
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Christie

THAT By-law 14-01, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shores of Sturgeon Bay of the Georgian Bay, in front of Lot 37, Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Harrison, designated as Part 1 of Plan 42R-20054 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

ii) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
   BEAULNE, Ray
   103 Crane-Walker Road

14-02
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law 14-02, being a By-law to close and stop up those parts of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shore of Crane Lake, in front of Lot 23, Concession 8, in the geographic Township of Conger, designated as Parts 1, 2 and 3 of Plan 42R-20044 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

iii) TOWNSHIP OF SEGUIN
    EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES AGREEMENT

14-03
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law 14-03, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an agreement for Emergency Response Services between the Township of Seguin and the Township of The Archipelago for the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

iv) BATEMAN, Eleanor
    Island 201A, Parcel 158 PSNS Harrison

14-04
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law 14-04, being a By-law to designate Island 201A, being Parcel 158 PSNS, located in front of the geographic Township of Harrison, as a site plan control area be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

v) BATEMAN, Eleanor
    Island 201A, Parcel 158 PSNS Harrison

14-05
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law 14-05, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a development agreement between Eleanor Bateman and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th of January, 2014.

Carried.

vi) WRIGHT, Barbara and Robert
    Part Lot 8, Concession 8
    72 and 76 Rock Island Lake Shawanaga

14-06
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

THAT By-law 14-06, being a By-law to authorize the execution of indemnification agreements between Barbara Wright and Robert Wright and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

vii) GEORGIAN BAY BIOSPHERE RESERVE
     ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AGREEMENT

14-07
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Williams

THAT By-law 14-07, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute an agreement for Environmental Services between the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and the Township of The Archipelago for the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

viii) PLEASANT COVE RESORT – CONDOMINIUM AGREEMENT

14-08
Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

THAT By-law 14-08, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO to execute a Condominium Agreement between Pleasant Cove Resort and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

9. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

14-09
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law 14-09, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 17th, 2014 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of January, 2014.

Carried.

10. ADJOURNMENT

14-015
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held January 17, 2014 be adjourned at 10:53 a.m.

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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

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