March 14th, 2014 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

March 14, 2014

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

 


Council Members Present:
Reeve:
Peter Ketchum
Councillors:
Greg Andrews - Ward 1
John Hansuld - Ward 2
Gary French - Ward 3
Ken Williams - Ward 3
E.A. (Ted) Christie - Ward 4
John Seagram - Ward 4
Rick Zanussi - Ward 4
Grant Walker - Ward 6

Absent with Regrets:
Terry Desmasdon - Ward 1
Ian Mead Ward 5

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

14-028
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 14th, 2014, be approved.

Carried.

3. DEPUTATIONS

i) MUSEUM ON TOWER HILL

Glen Hodgson, Chair, and Susan Murphy, member of the Board for the West Parry Sound District Museum, spoke to Council about the financial state of the museum, explaining that they no longer receive funding from the province and therefore, rely heavily on municipal contributions to ensure the museum stays open. Ms. Murphy reported that the Board continues to find ways to increase revenue, such as raising the fee for general admissions and applying for provincial and federal grants, but it's not quite enough. The Board is requesting that Council increase its funding this year to $25,000.

Mr. Hodgson highlighted a few exhibits for 2014 which include the Group of Seven project and the 140th Anniversary of the Parry Sound North Star which will also include a celebration.

ii) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE

On behalf of the applicants Robert and Diann Bell, John Jackson spoke to Council about their application to purchase the shore road allowance abutting their property at 56 Woods Bay Lane. Mr. Jackson conveyed to Council that although Council's policy is to retain lands which are identified as Type 1 Fish Habitat or are zoned Environmentally Sensitive (ES), the applicants are not proposing any improvements on the shore road allowance but only wish to control the land by purchasing it.

4. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

i) BELL, Robert and Diann
    56 Woods Bay Lane

14-029
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 56 Woods Bay Lane on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Defeated.

ii) SMITH, Ralph
     131 Georgian Bay Water

14-030
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 131 Georgian Bay Water on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

Carried.

5. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

14-031
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

Carried.

6. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PLANNING COMMITTEE
   SKERRYVORE RATEPAYERS' ASSOCIATION
   Parts 9 and 10 on Plan PSR-1516 Shawanaga

14-032
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that further to Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z08-13, Council directs staff to prepare a Site Plan Development Agreement, to be entered into with the owners of the property being Parts 9 and 10 on Plan PSR-1516, in the geographic Township of Shawanaga;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the fees with respect to the agreement are hereby waived.

Carried.

ii) PLANNING COMMITTEE
    TEMPORARY USE BY-LAW TO ALLOW
    FOR THE TEMPORARY USE OF DOCKS ON GEORGIAN BAY

14-033
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby directs staff to repeal the Temporary Use By-law with respect to the temporary use of docks, due to the low water levels on Georgian Bay.

Carried.

iii) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
     WASTE RECYCLING STRATEGY

14-034
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Waste Recycling Strategy prepared by Azimuth Environmental Consulting Inc., dated March 2014, be adopted.

Carried.

7. COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

14-035
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Walker

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

8. OTHER BUSINESS

i) POINTE AU BARIL LOBSTERFEST – JULY 19, 2014
   POINTE AU BARIL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
   SPECIAL OCCASION PERMIT

14-036
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council designates the Pointe au Baril Emergency Response Team's Annual Lobsterfest scheduled to be held on July 19, 2014, to be a Municipally Significant Event in accordance with the the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario requirements for a Special Occasion Permit.

Carried.

ii) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND
    SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD
    CHILD MODERNIZATION ACT

14-037
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board Resolution No. 14.02.06, dated February 13, 2014, to request the Ministry of Education to amend the CCMA to ensure that school boards are required to provide extended day programming for children ages 4 – 12 in all schools, regardless of minimum numbers of students.

Carried.


iii) GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE 2025
     INPUT REQUESTED

Council was in support of the draft vision statement proposed by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

iv) ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO)
     BILL 69, PROMPT PAYMENT ACT, 2013

14-038
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act, 2013 has been referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills of the Ontario Legislature;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago supports the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in its request that Bill 69, the Prompt Payment Act, 2013 be amended to allow municipalities to continue to exert prudent stewardship over public financial resources by:

- reflecting more realistic timelines for payments in infrastructure projects;
- Allowing time for due diligence before accepting work and certifying payments; and
- Allow payments to continue to be tied to project milestones.

Carried.

v) ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES OF ONTARIO (AMO)
     JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

14-039
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS the Ministry of the Attorney General is consulting municipalities and the legal community on a comprehensive solution to the issue of joint and several liability and is considering the Saskatchewan Model, the Multiplier Model and the Combined Model;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports the Association of Municipalities of Ontario in its recommendation to adopt the Combined Model under consideration by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Carried.

vi) TOWN OF ARNPRIOR
     INCREASED ELECTRICITY RATES

14-040
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

WHEREAS the Town of Arnprior and the County of Renfrew have passed resolutions to petition the Government of Ontario to ensure that electricity rates allow businesses to remain competitive and to ensure that residents' of communities are not overburdened by ever-increasing electricity rates;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago supports the Town of Arnprior and the County of Renfrew in their petition to the Government of Ontario to ensure that electricity rates remain competitive in the short and long-term.

Carried.

vii) WEST PARRY SOUND JOINT ELECTION COMPLIANCE
      AUDIT COMMITTEE

14-041
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that as per the recommendation of the West Parry Sound Municipal Clerks/Returning Officers and pursuant to By-law No. 10-22, the Council of the Township of The Archipelago supports the appointment of the following individuals to the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee for the remainder of the current term ending November 30th, 2014:

Larry Simmons; and Judy Keown (alternate member as per the Committee terms of reference).

Carried.

viii) WEST PARRY SOUND JOINT ELECTION COMPLIANCE
       AUDIT COMMITTEE

14-042
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that as per the recommendation of the West Parry Sound Municipal Clerks/Returning Officers and pursuant to By-law No. 10-22, the Township of The Archipelago appoints the following individuals to the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee for the term December 1st, 2014 to November 30th, 2018:
Ed Ewing, Larry Simmons, Peter Spadzinski, and Judy Keown (alternate member as per the Committee terms of reference).

Carried.

ix) TOWNSHIP CHRISTMAS PARTY – VENUE

14-043
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council direct staff to book the JW Marriott for the 2014 Christmas Party.

Councillor French asked for a recorded vote.

Yeas                                                                                                               Nays
Councillor Williams                                                                                         Councillor French
Councillor Seagram
Councillor Christie
Councillor Zanussi
Councillor Walker
Councillor Hansuld
Councillor Andrews
Reeve Ketchum

Carried.

x) MUSEUM ON TOWER HILL – REQUEST FOR FUNDING

14-044
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council increase funding to the Museum on Tower Hill in the amount of $25,000.00 and agree to pay for a sign to be posted at the Museum which lists Municipal contributors.

Carried.

9. BY-LAWS

i) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
    CHALMERS, William Alexander
    496 Blackstone-Crane Lake Road

14-12
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

That By-law 14-12, 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 20, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Conger, designated as Part 1 of Plan 42R-20087 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2014.

Carried.

ii) PARRY SOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY AGREEMENT

14-13
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law 14-13, being a By-law to authorize the execution of an agreement between the Township of The Archipelago and the Parry Sound Public Library Board for Library Services for the year ending December 31, 2014 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2014.

Carried.

10. PUBLIC MEETING

i) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z03-11
   (Bradshaw, James Alexander)

Ray Hachigian called the meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law as set out below.

The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone part of Island 501A, being Parcel 8712 PSSS, and Parcel 12937 PSSS, located in front of the geographic Township of Shawanaga from the Coastal/Island Residential (CR) Zone to a Coastal/Island Residential/Divided (CR\D) Zone in Comprehensive Zoning By-law No A2000-07, as amended.

The effect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to recognize the proposed lot sizes, prohibit further division of lands and prohibit the benefitting lands of the lot addition from further lot creations.

Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, made a brief presentation with respect to the Zoning By-law Amendment.

No one spoke in support or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

Mr. Hachigian declared this portion of the public meeting closed.

ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z01-14
    (Georgian Bay Land Trust / American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts)

Ray Hachigian called the public meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law as set out below.

The purpose of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone Island No. 302A for the Coastal/Island Residential (CR) Zone to the Natural State Conservation (NSC) Zone to reflect the intent of the Georgian Bay Land Trust to maintain the property in its natural state, in perpetuity.

Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, made a brief presentation with respect to the Zoning By-law Amendment.

No one spoke in support or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

Mr. Hachigian declared the public meeting closed.

11. BY-LAWS

iii) BRADSHAW, James A.
     Part of Island No. 501A
     Parcels 8712 and 12937 PSSS, Shawanaga

A2054-14
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Andrews

That By-law A2054-14, being a By-law to amend By-law A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law for Part of Island 501A, being Parcels 8712 and 12937 PSSS, in front of the geographic Township of Shawanaga be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2014.

Carried.

iv) GEORGIAN BAY LAND TRUST AND
     AMERICAN FRIENDS OF CANADIAN LAND TRUSTS
     Island No. 302A Harrison

A2053-14
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

That By-law A2053-14, being a By-law to amend By-law A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law for Island 302A, in front of the geographic Township of Harrison be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2014.

Carried.

12. CLOSED MEETING

14-045
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 11:24 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended for personnel matters.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

14-046
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 11:52 a.m.

Carried.

13. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

14-14
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

That By-law 14-14, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on March 14th, 2014, be read and finally passed this 14th day of March, 2014.

Carried.

14. ADJOURNMENT

14-047
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held March 14, 2014 be adjourned at 12:01 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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

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