December 5th, 2014 Council Minutes
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The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago

M I N U T E S

INAUGURAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

December 5, 2014
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario


Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum
Councillors:
Greg Andrews       - Ward 1
Tom Lundy           - Ward 1
Peter Frost           - Ward 2
Gary French          - Ward 3
Ken Williams          - Ward 3
E.A. (Ted) Christie -  Ward 4
*John Pepperell    -  Ward 4
Rick Zanussi         -  Ward 4
Ian Mead              - Ward 5
Grant Walker        -  Ward 6


* John Pepperell arrived at 2:10 p.m.

Staff Present: Stephen Kaegi – Chief Administrative Officer/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. OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE AND DECLARATIONS OF OFFICE

Oaths of Allegiance and Declarations of Office for the 2014-2018 term of Council took place in the following order with the swearing in of:

Reeve – Peter Ketchum

Councillors:

Ward 1 - Greg Andrews
Ward 1 - Tom Lundy
Ward 2 - Peter Frost
Ward 3 - Gary French
Ward 3 - Ken Williams
Ward 4 - Rick Zanussi
Ward 4 - Ted Christie
Ward 5 - Ian Mead
Ward 6 - Grant Walker

3. DEPUTATIONS

i) MUNICIPALITY OF MCDOUGALL

Mayor Dale Robinson of McDougall Township congratulated Council members on their election to office and then proceeded to introduce Councillor Lynne Gregory who was seeking to be the representative on the Board for Belvedere Heights for the Townships of Carling, McDougall and The Archipelago.

Councillor Gregory gave a brief background on herself and explained that she was interested in being the Board representative for the three municipalities due to her background in health care.

Council asked questions and then indicated that they would be endorsing her request to be the municipality's representative on the Board of Directors for Belvedere Heights.

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

i) REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

14-146
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

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

Carried.

4. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

No report was submitted as there were no changes since the November report.

5. OTHER BUSINESS

i) APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES

14-147
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following appointments for the 2014 – 2018 term of Council;

Outside Boards/Agencies:

Parry Sound Are Chamber of Commerce: Greg Andrews

Parry Sound District Emergency Medical Services Committee:  Tom Lundy

Belvedere Heights:  Lynne Gregory

OPP Parry Sound Community Policing Advisory Committee: Grant Walker

West Parry Sound District Museum:  Grant Walker

District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board:  Rick Zanussi and Tom Lundy

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit:   Don Brisbane

Parry Sound Public Library Board:   Terry Zanussi

Holiday Cove Marina:   President: Rick Zanussi  Members: Ted Christie, Ian Mead

Steering Committees:

Donations: Chair Greg Andrews, Vice Chair Rick Zanussi
Environment: Chair Grant Walker, Vice Chair John Pepperell; Members: Ian Mead, Ken Williams,
Finance and Admin: Chair Ian Mead, Vice Chair Tom Lundy; Members: Gary French, Rick Zanussi
Human Resources: Chair Ted Christie, Vice Chair John Pepperell; Members: Ken Williams, Ian Mead, Rick Zanussi
Planning: Chair Ted Christie, Vice Chair Peter Frost; Members: All of Council
Public Works: Chair Ken Williams, Vice Chair Grant Walker; Members: Tom Lundy, Rick Zanussi
Strategic/Police: Chair Gary French, Vice Chair Peter Frost
Communications: Chair Grant Walker, Vice Chair Greg Andrews
Property Standards: Chair Gary French
Members: Ian Mead, Greg Andrews
Georgian Cliffs Memorial Park Cemetery Board:  Members: Tom Lundy, Greg Andrews

Carried.

ii) CARLING/THE ARCHIPELAGO INTER-MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT

14-148
Moved by Councillor Williams
Seconded by Councillor Christie

WHEREAS the Mayor for Carling, Mike Konoval, addressed Council at Committee meetings regarding the future of the Inter-Municipal Agreement;

AND WHEREAS Mayor Konoval informed Council that Carling wished to thank The Archipelago for its assistance over the last five-years;

AND WHEREAS Mayor Konoval stated that Carling wishes to hire its own full-time senior staff and is satisfied with the termination date of the Agreement being December 31, 2014;

AND WHEREAS Carling no longer requires the services of the Manager of Public Works who is an employee of Carling under the Joint Agreement and informed The Archipelago if they so wish they can hire said individual;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago after receiving the position of Carling Township and its Council as clearly expressed by its Mayor regarding the dissolution of the Inter-Municipal Agreement and the dismissal of the Joint Public Works Manager, Council therefore mutually agrees with the termination date for the Agreement being December 31, 2014;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Council give direction to the CAO to proceed with the hiring of the dismissed Joint Public Works Manager.

Carried.

iii) CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (CPI)

14-149
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a cost of living increase to Council and staff effective January 1, 2015, in the amount of 2.15% as indicated by the Consumer Price Index.

Carried.

iv) SHAWANAGA FIRST NATION/JAZZ SOLAR SOLUTIONS
    SMALL COMMUNITY FUND APPLICATION FILE 0310

14-150
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS Shawanaga First Nation Council (the applicant) proposes to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprints through Energy Conservation Measures integrated with Non-exporting Grid Interactive Solar Electricity Generation (the Project) in Nobel, Ontario (the Lands) under the Federal and Provincial Small Communities Fund;

AND WHEREAS the Applicant has requested that the Council of the Township of The Archipelago indicate by resolution Council's support for the construction of the Project on the Property;

AND WHEREAS the Project will benefit the community of the Township of The Archipelago through job creation, economic and environmental sustainability;

AND WHEREAS the Project will be of no cost to the Municipality;

AND WHEREAS pursuant to the federal government requirements that an Indian Act Band Council whose Project receives the formal support of Local Municipalities will be given consideration for application;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of The Archipelago supports the construction and operation of the Project on the Lands, conditional that the solar project is not visible from the water (Shawanaga Bay).

Carried.

v) ONTARIO GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION (OGRA)
   NOMINATION TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

14-151
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Frost

WHEREAS one vacancy exists for the Northern Zone on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Good Roads Association;

AND WHEREAS the Northern Zone consists of the municipalities in the Districts of Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin Island, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Rainy River, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timiskaming; municipalities in and including the District of Muskoka and the City of Greater Sudbury;

AND WHEREAS Councillor Grant Walker has been a Councillor for the Township of The Archipelago for more than 20 years and is interested in being considered as a candidate to represent the Northern Zone on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Good Roads Association;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago nominates Grant Walker to represent the Northern Zone on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Good Roads Association.

Carried.

6. BY-LAWS

i) COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT APPOINTMENTS

14-46
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

THAT By-law Number 14-46, being a By-law to appoint members of Council to the Committee of Adjustment for the year 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 5th day of December, 2015.

Carried.

ii) THE ARCHIPELAGO AREA PLANNING BOARD APPOINTMENTS

14-47
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 14-47, being a By-law to appoint members of Council to The Archipelago Area Planning Board for the term of Council, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 5th day of December, 2015.

Carried.

iii) BORROWING BY-LAW

14-48
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

THAT By-law Number 14-48, being a By-law to Authorize Borrowing from Time to Time to Meet Current Expenditures During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 5th day of December, 2015.

Carried.

iv) INTERIM TAX BILL AND PENALTY AND INTEREST BY-LAW

14-49
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Christie

THAT By-law Number 14-49, being a By-law to Provide for an Interim Tax Levy, to Provide for the Payment of Taxes and to Provide for Penalty and Interest of 1-1/4 Percent, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 5th day of December, 2015.

Carried.

7. CLOSED MEETING

14-152
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 10:18 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss legal matters.

Carried.

8. OPEN MEETING

14-153
Moved by Councillor Andrews
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 10:30 a.m.

Carried.

Council had a five-minute break and then resumed business.

9. CLOSED MEETING

14-154
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 10:35 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss personnel matters.

Carried.

10. OPEN MEETING

14-155
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 11:35 a.m.

Carried.

11. OTHER BUSINESS

vi) PHOSLOCK AND ENVIRONMENT CANADA

Council discussed the upcoming meeting with Environment Canada and the questions that Council would like answered. Staff asked that if there were any additional questions to forward to Environment Canada so that staff could be prepared to answer them. It was agreed that a representative from the executive of the Sturgeon Bay Ratepayers Association could sit in on the meeting as an observer. Councillor Lundy will speak to the President and forward the name of the representative to staff.

Council recessed for lunch at 12:00 p.m. and resumed Council at 12:47 p.m.

Councillor Andrews left the meeting as the closed meeting involved Island A25 and the illegal use of the trail.

12. CLOSED MEETING

Councillor French was absent for the start of the closed meeting but arrived at 1:15 p.m. and took his seat.

14-156
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 12:45 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss legal matters.

Carried.

13. OPEN MEETING

14-157
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 2:10 p.m.

Carried.

John Pepperell arrived at 2:10 p.m.

14. OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND DECLARATIONS OF OFFICE

Oath of Allegiance and Declaration of Office for the 2014-2018 term of Council took place for the swearing in of:

Councillor:

Ward 4 - John Pepperell

15. CLOSED MEETING

14-158
Moved by Councillor Zanussi Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 2:15 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to resume discussion of legal matter.

Carried.

16. OPEN MEETING

14-159
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 2:53 p.m.

Carried.

17. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

14-160
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Christie

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

Carried.

18. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

14-50
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

That By-law Number 14-50, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on December 5, 2014 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 5th day of December, 2014.

Carried.

19. ADJOURNMENT

14-161
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on November, 2014 be adjourned at 2:55 p.m.

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

 

 

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

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