November 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
November 14, 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
Gary French         -  Ward 3
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

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. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the November 14, 2014 Council Agenda be approved with a minor amendment that Item 16.3 be modified to reference Ward 4 Councillors.

Carried.

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

i) REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

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Moved by Councillor Seagram
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 17th, 2014, be approved.

Carried.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) JIM FREEDMAN, ISLAND B-356 COWPER

Mr. Freedman relayed to Council that his family will be requesting an amendment to the Official Plan in order that the property, Island B356, known as Omemme Island, can be eligible for severance. The Island is just short of the minimum acreage allowed for a severance.

Mr. Freedman informed Council that the purpose of the severance is to make it possible for the owners to undertake a conservation easement under the auspices of the Georgian Bay Land Trust (GBLT).

Council informed Mr. Freedman that they would require more information from the GBLT before any decisions could be made. Mr. Freedman was encouraged to speak to Planning staff for assistance.

ii) POINTE AU BARIL SENIORS COMMUNITY CENTRE RAMP

Joan Emery, on behalf of the Pointe au Baril Seniors, spoke to Council about the renovations to the Community Centre and expressed their disappointment that the Township did not include a new ramp to the front of the building.

Council relayed to Joan and the others in attendance that staff is working on the possibility of an inclined sidewalk and encouraged the seniors to speak to staff about the project, specifically the issues with scooters. Council informed Ms. Emery that the timing of this project would be spring 2015.

5. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
  POINTE AU BARIL COMMUNITY CENTRE ACCESS

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Moved by Councillor Andrews

Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the construction of a concrete incline sidewalk to provide improved accessibility at the front entrance of the Pointe au Baril Community Centre in 2015 once half load restrictions are lifted.

Carried.

ii) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
   POINTE AU BARIL COMMUNITY CENTRE
   NEW HORIZONS FOR SENIORS GRANT

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Moved by Councillor Andrews

Seconded by Councillor Desmasdon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago has reviewed the expenditure of funds under the New Horizons for Seniors Grant for the Pointe au Baril Community Centre Project and found no irregularities in the Township's accounting.

Carried.

iii) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
    INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT - CARLING/THE ARCHIPELAGO

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Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The Archipelago Council agrees to send a letter to Mayor Harrison and Mayor-elect Konoval to arrange a meeting to discuss the future of the Inter-municipal Agreement between the two organizations within a fixed time frame.

Carried.

6. PUBLIC MEETING

At 10:30 a.m. Council held a Public Meeting to consider two Proposed Zoning By-law Amendments.

i) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z06-14, (SMITH, MALEK)

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 proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z06-14 is to rezone Island B-433 (Campbell Island) from the 'Coastal/Island Residential (CR)' Zone to the 'Coastal/Island Residential/Divided (CR/D)' Zone and the Coastal/Island Residential/Divided Exception ##/Holding (C-##/H) Zone.

The effect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to satisfy a condition of consent and rezone the subject property to allow for it to be developed and used residentially, once requisite environmental assessments have been completed, and to recognize the existing, non-complying dock.

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

John Jackson reviewed with Council some minor changes that have been made to the original plan.

Staff requested Council to postpone the approval of the by-law at this time. Staff will review the amended plan to determine whether it requires review/approval of the Planning Board.

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

ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z07-14, (Jones / Stocker)

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 remove the Holding (H) Provision from the subject lands.

The effect of the removal of the Holding symbol from the lands described as Part 7 on Plan PSR-1556, is to permit the development of the property, as it is the subject of a consent application that proposed to transfer lot additions to each of the adjacent properties, increasing their sizes, and thereby elimination the subject, vacant property.

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

Mr. Hachigian declared the public meeting closed.

7. BY-LAWS

i) JONES/STOCKER
   Part of Lot 33, Concession 9
   Being Part 7 on Plan PSR-1556, Shawanaga

A2060-14
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

That By-law Number A2060-14, being a By-law to amend By-law A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law for Part 7 on Plan PSR-1556, in the geographic Township of Harrison be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of November, 2014.

Carried.

Council recessed for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at 11:08 a.m.

8. CLOSED MEETING

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Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 11:08 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss legal matters.

Carried.

9. OPEN MEETING

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Moved by Councillor Desmasdon
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 12:14 p.m.

Carried.

Council recessed for lunch at 12:15 p.m. and resumed Council at 12:45 p.m.

Councillor Desmasdon left the meeting.

10. CLOSED MEETING

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Moved by Councillor French

Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 12:46 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss personnel matters.

Carried.

11. OPEN MEETING

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Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 12:53 p.m.

Carried.

12. BY-LAWS

ii) BOYNE RIVER COTTAGE ASSOCIATION
   Part of Lot 1, Concession 9, Geographic Township of Cowper

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Moved by Councillor Christie

Seconded by Councillor Seagram

That By-law Number 2014-14, being a By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 59, for 15 properties located in Part of Lot 1, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Cowper be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of November, 2014.

Carried.

iii) SIMKINS, Dave and Tracy
    Part of Lot 1, Concession 19, Being Part 2 on Plan 42R-13792, Cowper

A2061-14
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Hansuld

That By-law Number A2061-14, being a By-law to amend By-law A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law for Part 2 on Plan 42R-13792, in the geographic Township of Cowper be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of November, 2014.

Carried.

13. OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

iv) 2144032 ONTARIO INC./KAUFMAN/JMB CATTLE CORP
    Applications Nos. Z05-14 and Z09-14
    Part of Island 97A, being Parcels 1721, 1920 and 18021 PSNS, and Parcels 5000, 7162 and 9452 PSNS, in front of the geographic Township of Harrison

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Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives Zoning By-law Amendment Application Nos. Z05-14 and Z09-14, which are affiliated with Consent Application Nos. B08-14, B09-14 and B10-14, and directs staff to circulate them for a future public meeting.

Defeated.

14. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

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Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

Carried.

15. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

iv) PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
    LEVEL OF SERVICE POLICY

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Moved by Councillor Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the Level of Service Policy presented by the Public Works Manager on November 13th, 2014.

Carried.

v) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
    INVESTIGATE ON THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERY

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Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to investigate the cost of acquiring the property described as Part Lot 16, Concession 10, Conger, Part 1 42R2823, Parcel 18682 Sec SS, and to have a property appraisal undertaken and report back to Council.

Carried.

16. COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

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

Carried.

17. OTHER BUSINESS

iii) HYDRO ONE
    2015 TOWER LINE VEGETATION MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

Council directed staff to contact Hydro One to find out when it plans to brush the feeder lines in Ward 6.

iv) ONTARIO GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION (OGRA)
    RURAL ONTARIO MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION (ROMA)
    2015 OGRA/ROMA CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 22nd – 25th, 2015

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Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following members of Council to attend the 2015 OGRA/ROMA Combined Conference in Toronto on February 22 – 25, 2015: Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Walker, Councillor Christie, Councillor Zanussi, Councillor Lundy, and Councillor Frost.

Carried.

18. CLOSED MEETING

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Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 1:45 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss legal matters.

Carried.

19. OPEN MEETING

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Moved by Councillor French

Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 2:15 p.m.

Carried.

20. OTHER BUSINESS

v) COUNCILLOR TERRY DESMASDON

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Moved by Councillor John Hansuld
Seconded by Councillor Grant Walker

WHEREAS Councillor Terry Desmasdon was appointed by the Council of the Township of The Archipelago to represent Ward 1 Pointe au Baril, effective January 1, 2003;

AND WHEREAS Terry has served the community of Pointe au Baril and the Township as a whole for the past 12 years with dedication and class;

AND WHEREAS Terry has served on numerous committees including the Pointe au Baril Rink Roof Committee; Environment Committee; Public Works Strategic Planning and Implementation; Committee of Adjustment; and represented the Township on the Parry Sound District Emergency Medical Services Advisory Committee and at meetings of the West Parry Sound Health Centre Board of Management; was a supporter of staff and well respected;

AND WHEREAS from the beginning, Terry was committed to the economic development of the Pointe au Baril Community in which she resided and worked, and as a member of the Strategic Development Plan Committee, along with other members including business owners, citizen members, representatives of service clubs in the community and the Township, who were responsible for preparing the Pointe au Baril Strategic Development Plan that ultimately lead to major capital improvements in Pointe au Baril, including the public wharf, a transfer station, roadwork, lighting, the wharf, etc., during her time on Council;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of The Archipelago express their appreciation and thanks for Terry Desmasdon's dedication and contribution to the Township of The Archipelago and wish her well in her retirement.

Carried.

vi) COUNCILLOR JOHN HANSULD

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Moved by Councillor Ken Williams

Seconded by Councillor Ted Christie

WHEREAS Councillor John Hansuld was elected to the Council of the Township of The Archipelago to represent Ward 2 Bayfield Nares, effective December 2003;

AND WHEREAS John has served the community of Bayfield Nares and the Township as a whole for the past 11 years with dedication and distinction;

AND WHEREAS during this time, John served as chair of the Planning Committee and vice-chair of the Planning Board and the Committee of Adjustment, and his leadership skills were evident during the reorganization of the Planning Department; his guidance to staff on political issues which was always helpful and invariably ended up with a positive outcome for the benefit of the Township, and he made sure that the Official Plan's main objective, which is to respect, maintain and improve the natural environment of the area, was met;

AND WHEREAS John was also instrumental in establishing the Nares Inlet Ratepayers Committee for the purpose of raising funds for the construction of a Paddleball Racket Court and as a result, residents were successful in their efforts and a grand opening of the Paddleball Racket Court was held this past summer; and was always an enthusiastic participant in the annual Tony Clement Fundraising Tournament – he will be missed as a significant partner in The Archipelago's foursome;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago express their appreciation and thanks to John Hansuld for his dedication and contribution to the Township of The Archipelago and wish him well in his retirement.

Carried.

vii) COUNCILLOR JOHN SEAGRAM

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Moved by Councillor Rick Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Gary French

WHEREAS Councillor John Seagram was elected to the Council of the Township of The Archipelago to represent Ward 4 – the Sans Souci, South Channel, Manitou, and Woods Bay areas effective December 2003;

AND WHEREAS John has served the residents of Ward 4 and the Township as a whole for the past 11 years with dedication and pride;

AND WHEREAS John has served well in his capacity as chair of the Environment Committee for the past several years, having a passion for the Georgian Bay and a keen interest in protecting the environment – water levels, water quality, invasive species, etc.; John provided direction to Council and staff ensuring the environment was placed first in decisions of the Township. Additionally, John was an active member of the Planning Committee, the Planning Board, the Committee of Adjustment, the Strategic Planning & Implementation Committee, and the Donations Committee.

AND WHEREAS John was also instrumental in assisting the Sans Souci Copperhead community by establishing a Committee of Council in 2007 for the purpose of raising funds for improvements to the Sans Souci and Copperhead waterfront project;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago express their appreciation and thanks to John Seagram for his contribution and dedication to the Township of The Archipelago and wish him well in his retirement.

Carried.

20. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

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Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Seagram

That By-law Number 2014-45, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 14, 2014 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of November, 2015.

Carried.

21. ADJOURNMENT

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Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held November, 2014, be adjourned at 2:19 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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

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