October 17th, 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

October 17, 2014
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


 

Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum

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

14-113
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 19th, 2014, be approved.

Carried.

3. DEPUTATIONS

i) KRISTY and RORY WOUDSTRA
   Con 10 Pt Lot 16 Conger

Kristy Woudstra spoke to Council about how her family purchased a 1.7 acre property in the Township with the intention of using the lands for family camping trips. She explained that she did not investigate the zoning of the lands and it wasn't until after they erected a yurt, dining tent and privy, that they were notified that their property is zoned Natural State.

Ms. Woudstra is requesting that Council take into consideration the restrictive zoning of these lands and consider purchasing the property back from her.

4. OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

i) LOGAN/KINGISSEPP
   Part of Island B717, Lot 36 Plan 197 Cowper

14-114
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Official Plan Amendment application and directs staff to circulate it for a future public meeting.

Carried.

5. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
   2008 MAZDA TRUCK

14-115
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Public Works is hereby authorized to retain the 2008 Mazda truck in its fleet of vehicles.

Carried.

ii) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
   POINTE AU BARIL COMMUNITY CENTRE – ACCESSIBILITY

Staff reported on the accessibility request for a ramp and the issues that need to be addressed. Councillor Andrews reported that he was not able to find a contractor who would act as the General Contractor for the project.
Council requested that Ray Hachigian meet with the Seniors' Committee to explain the plans for the ramp at the Pointe au Baril Community Centre and the liability of volunteers doing work on Township property. Council recommended that Ward 1 Councillors attend the meeting.

14-116
Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to apply for any available accessibility grants for access to the Pointe au Baril Community Centre.

Carried.

Councillor Zanussi joined the meeting.

Councillor Andrews declared a pecuniary interest for the next item.

iii) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
    ISLAND 25A – ILLEGAL ROAD

Ray Hachigian reported to Council that the Township received a work permit from the Ministry of Natural resources to replace the boulders that were removed. Staff is requesting direction from Council on how to proceed.

14-117
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff not to place the boulders back in place at this time and to proceed with recommendations as discussed in the closed meeting of the Finance/Administration Committee in regards to Island 25A.

Carried.

iv) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
    2015 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

14-118
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following changes to the schedule of meetings in 2015:

     June 11th & 12th and December 10th & 11th

Carried.

v) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
   GEORGIAN CLIFFS MEMORIAL PARK (CEMETERY) BOARD

14-119
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002, came into force on July 1st, 2012;

AND WHEREAS the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services requires all cemetery operators to complete a Cemetery Operator's Licence Application by not later than December 31, 2014, in order to issue new licence certificates and update existing licensee information;

AND WHEREAS the application requires information pertaining to a cemetery operator's business and the location of all cemetery records and Council believes it to be most expedient and compliant with the Act, to conduct cemetery business and maintain cemetery records at one location only, i.e. the Township office;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that effective December 31, 2014, all cemetery business and records shall be held and maintained at the Township office;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council extends its appreciation to Mrs. Joan Emery and members of the Cemetery Board for their dedication in managing and maintaining the records for interments and scattering rights at Georgian Cliffs Memorial Park since its establishment in May 1999.

Carried.

6. COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

14-120
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

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

Carried.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

i) GEORGIAN BAY BIOSPHERE RESERVE
   DONATIONS

14-121
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS ratepayers or associations within our municipality wish to donate monies from their organization to the Township for environmental stewardship programs and other works that enhance the environment;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that these funds will be received as a charitable donation and will be paid to the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve for projects that are specifically geared to the environmental projects as approved by the Township;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that these funds are to be spent only within the Township of The Archipelago's physical boundaries.

Carried.

ii) TAX WRITE-OFFS

14-122
Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following 2014 tax write-offs:

     NORTH TOTAL: $1,509.40

Carried.

iii) SHARED SERVICES COMMITTEE

14-123
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs the CAO to send Carling Township Council a letter requesting a meeting of the Shared Services Committee to meet November 12th, or to provide other dates when a meeting can be set.

Carried.

iv) POINTE AU BARIL COMMUNITY CENTRE
    ELECTION DAY – OCTOBER 27TH, 2014

Council received a request that the Pointe au Baril Community Centre remain open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 27th, 2014.

Staff informed Council that the Community Centre was not open for election purposes during the last two elections and that the Community Centre is not a polling station. Notice has been posted that the telephone or computer at the facility may be used by potential electors when the Community Centre is opened for a scheduled event during the election period. Electors can visit the Township Office during office hours and it will be open until 8:00 p.m. on October 27th to allow electors access to vote or get assistance with voting.

Council directed staff to proceed with current hours.

v) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE (OPP)
   NEW BILLING MODEL

Staff updated Council on the impact of the new OPP Billing Model which will be transitioned over a period of five years. The fixed costs will be capped at approximately $40.00 per property per year, but the operating costs will fluctuate from year to year. Staff will be recommending that the OPP levy be shown as a separate line item on the tax bills.

vi) ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE (OPP)
    911 CALLS

Councillor Walker updated Council on the alarming number of false 911 calls that the OPP receives and which they are required to respond to. The OPP estimates that 95% of the 911 calls are either false alarms or accidental calls.

Councillor Walker reported that during the months of June, July and August, the OPP responded to 1,960 - 911 calls. 152 of those calls were within The Township of The Archipelago.

vii) DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
    FALL MEETING – SEPTEMBER 26, 2014

Councillor Walker reported that he attended the fall meeting of the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association on September 26th and provided information on a new online municipal service that lists qualified consultants.

viii) CRANE LAKE ASSOCIATION
     PROPOSED FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES

Councillor Mead updated Council on the proposal to have the Seguin Township Fire Department provide fire response to Crane Lake. A mail-back ballot will be sent to all affected properties (approx. 200) by the end of the month. A 66% buy-in is required for the proposal to proceed.

8. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

14-43
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Williams

That By-law Number 14-43, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 17th, 2014 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th of October, 2014.

Carried.

9. ADJOURNMENT

14-124
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held October 17th, 2014 be adjourned at 10:48 a.m.

Carried.

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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

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