January 16th, 2015 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

January 16th, 2015
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

Staff Present:
Ray Hachigian – Deputy Clerk
Joyce Crookshank – Resource Assistant

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

15-001
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the January 16th, 2015 Council Agenda be approved.

Carried.

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

i) REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

15-002
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of Council held on December 5th, 2014, be approved.

Carried.

Councillor Zanussi arrived at 9:15 a.m.

4. DEPUTATIONS

i) CRANE LAKE – FIRE VOTE

Bruce Sanderson, Chair of the Fire Committee for the Crane Lake Association, and Councillor Ian Mead, discussed the results of the ballot sent to residents and requested that Township staff proceed with preparing a contract to enter into an agreement with Seguin Township for fire protection services. One hundred sixty-eight ballots out of a total of 219 ballots were returned to the Association. One hundred sixty voted in favour of the initiative and eight voted against, representing 73% in favour of the agreement. Mr. Sanderson expressed his appreciation and thanks on behalf of the Crane Lake Association to Stephen Kaegi, CAO, and staff; Don Hood, Seguin Fire Chief, and Councillor Ian Mead.

ii) PARRY SOUND AREA COMMUNITY BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE INC. (CBCD)

Bill Spinney, General Manager, CBDC, requested the Township's support in principle to proceed with an Industry Canada/FedNor application under the Community Investment Initiative in Northern Ontario (CiiNO) Program.

15-003
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago does hereby support in principle the Parry Sound Area Community Business and Development Centre Inc. (CBDC) Stage 1 application to Industry Canada/FedNor Community Investment Initiative in Northern Ontario (CiiNO) in the amount of $450,000 with a projected start date of April 1, 2015 and completion date of March 31, 2018.

Carried.

5. SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE

i) LOEWEN, Bruce and Jennine
   Re. Proposal to Purchase Municipal Shore Road Allowance

15-004
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is in receipt of correspondence dated December 3, 2014 from Daniel J. Wyjad, Barrister & Solicitor, representing Bruce and Jennine Loewen, owners of property in Conger Township;

AND WHEREAS his clients have proposed that the Township stop up, close and convey the municipally-owned shore road allowance in Lot 11, Concession 12, Conger, over which Edge Line traverses, providing access to two lots in Seguin Township;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to advise Mr. Wyjad that it would support an application by his clients to purchase the subject municipal shore road allowance.

Defeated.

6. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

i) FINANCE/ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

  a) PURCHASE OF LANDS/WOUDSTRA

Councillor French requested a recorded vote on the matter.

15-005
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Frost

WHEREAS the owner of Part 1 on Plan 42R-2823, designated as Parcel 18682 PSSS, in the geographic Township of Conger, has agreed to sell the subject lands;

AND WHEREAS an appraisal was completed to confirm the value of the property, and it has been received by Council;

AND WHEREAS Council realizes that there is a benefit to the Township in having ownership to these lands;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby authorizes staff to initiate the process to purchase the subject lands from Ms. Woudstra.

Yeas                                                   Nays

Councillor Andrews
Councillor Lundy
Councillor Frost
Councillor Williams                            Councillor French
Councillor Christie
Councillor Pepperell                          Councillor Zanussi
Councillor Mead
Councillor Walker
Reeve Ketchum
Carried.

ii) PLANNING COMMITTEE

a) MCKENZIE ISLAND CONSENT APPLICATION NOS.
    B08-14, B09-14 and B10-14 and Zoning By-law Amendment
    Nos. Z05-14 and Z09-14 - Ontario Municipal Board Appeal

15-006
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives for consideration, the settlement offer submitted by John Jackson Planner Inc., with respect to the lands known as; Part of Island 97A, being Parcels 1721, 1921 and 18021 PSNS and Parcels 5000, 7162, 9452 PSNS, located in front of the geographic Township of Harrison.

Carried.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

i) HIRING OF PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER

15-007
Moved by Councillor Pepperell
Seconded by Councillor Mead

WHEREAS the inter-municipal Agreement with the Township of Carling terminated as of December 31, 2014;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago confirms the hiring of Michael Kearns as the Manager of Public Works by the CAO effective January 1, 2015.

Carried.

ii) 400th ANNIVERSARY OF CHAMPLAIN'S VOYAGE TO GEORGIAN BAY

15-008
Moved by Councillor French
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports the recognition of the 400th anniversary of Champlain's Voyage to Georgian Bay by the ratepayers' associations of the Township.

Carried.

8. PUBLIC MEETING

At 10:00 a.m., Council held a Public Meeting to consider a proposed Official Plan Amendment and a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, as follows:

i) Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 63 (Logan/Kingissepp)

Councillor Zanussi declared a pecuniary interest in this matter and left the meeting.

Ray Hachigian called the meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law. Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 63.

Grace Kopec, a neighbour to the west of the applicant, was in attendance and submitted a letter outlining her objection to the proposed amendment.

John Jackson, agent, spoke on behalf of his client.

Christine Logan spoke on behalf of her application.

Ray Hachigian indicated that Council would not be making a decision today.
As there were no other attendees to speak in support of or in opposition to the application, the public meeting was declared closed at 10:39 a.m.

ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z08-14
   (Powell, Sally)

Ray Hachigian called the meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law.
Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, made a brief presentation with respect to proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z08-14.

John Jackson, agent, spoke in support of his clients' application.

As there were no other attendees to speak in support of or in opposition to the application, the public meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

9. BY-LAWS

iii) POWELL, Sally
    Island B469, being Parcel 615 PSSS Cowper

A2061-15
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Mead

That By-law A2061-15, being a By-law to amend By-law A2000-07, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, for Island No. B-469, being Parcel 615 PSSS, in front of the geographic Township of Cowper be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of January, 2015.

Carried.

10. OTHER BUSINESS

iii) VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

Council deferred this matter to the February 20th, 2015 Council meeting.

iii) COUNCIL PHOTOGRAPH

As there were no objections to the photograph, Council instructed staff to proceed with having the photograph framed.

11. OTHER BUSINESS

iv) FEDERATION OF NORTHERN ONTARIO MUNICIPALITIES (FONOM)
    ANNUAL CONFERENCE MAY 6 – 8, 2015 GREATER SUDBURY

15-009
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the follow Council members to attend the FONOM Conference on May 6 – 8, 2015 in Greater Sudbury: Reeve Ketchum and Councillors Walker, Lundy and Frost.

Carried.

12. BY-LAWS

i) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE PURCHASE
   MURRAY, James and Julyan
   94 South Crane Lake Road

15-01
Moved by Councillor Mead
Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law No. 15-01, 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 22, Concession 8, geographic Township of Conger, in the Township of The Archipelago, being Part 1 on Plan 42R-20243, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of January, 2015.

Carried.

ii) SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE PURCHASES
   ADAMS, Thomas and Patricia et al/SKERRATT, William
   1260 and 1262 Georgian Bay Water

15-02
Moved by Councillor Frost
Seconded by Councillor Williams

That By-law No. 15-02, being a By-law to Close and Stop up those parts of the Original Shore Road Allowance laid out along the Shores of Georgian Bay in front of Lots 31 and 32, Concession 3, in the geographic Township of Harrison, in the Township of The Archipelago, being Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-20268, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of January, 2015.
Carried.

iii) EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Joe Villeneuve, Community Emergency Management Coordinator (CEMC) summarized the Township's requirements and responsibilities delegated by Emergency Management Ontario and provided a brief review of the proposed Emergency Management Program.

15-03
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Lundy

That By-law No. 15-03, being a By-law to Adopt an Emergency Management Program for the Township of The Archipelago pursuant to Section 2.1 (1) of The Emergency Management Act, R.S.O., 1990, Ch.E 9, as amended, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of January, 2015.

Carried.

iv) PROVISION OF BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
   TOWN OF PARRY SOUND

15-04
Moved by Councillor Walker
Seconded by Councillor Mead

That By-law No. 15-04, being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and CAO/Clerk to enter into an agreement between the Town of Parry Sound and the Township of The Archipelago for the Provision of By-law Enforcement Services, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of January, 2015.

Carried.

13. OTHER BUSINESS

v) AREA REEVES AND MAYORS' MEETING

Reeve Ketchum reported on his attendance at the January 14, 2015, Area Reeves and Mayors meeting. Topics of discussion included rising costs of Belvedere Heights; winter maintenance of Provincial highways and the Regional Economic Development Committee (REDAC).

Council recessed for lunch at 11:55 a.m. and reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Councillor Mead did not return to the meeting.

14. DEPUTATIONS

i) PARRY SOUND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Perry Harris, CEO and Sean Beasley, Manager of Development and Support, addressed Council regarding a partnership proposal, Information Parry Sound Area, and requested Council's support in partnership funding. Reeve Ketchum expressed his appreciation on behalf of Council and indicated that Council will consider the proposal.

ii) WEST PARRY SOUND DISTRICT MUSEUM

Glen Hodgson, Chair, and Anne Bossart, Board Member, expressed their appreciation on behalf of the Board for Council's ongoing support, as well as Councillor Walker's dedication and advice over the years. Mr. Hodgson outlined the programs and exhibits planned for 2015, including a North Star exhibit and a Parry Sound Ranger cabin that will be preserved and refurbished for use by the Museum.

15. OTHER BUSINESS

iii) TOWNSHIP CHRISTMAS PARTY/PARRY SOUND NORTH STAR

Reeve Ketchum read a draft letter of response to a ratepayer concerning the December article in the Parry Sound North Star regarding a comparison of holiday party spending stating that Council would review the cost of the party.

iv) ROAD/WATER TOURS FOR NEW COUNCILLORS

Councillor Walker suggested that the Township should plan for roads and water tours in 2015 in the north and south areas of the Township as in past years following the election of new Council members.

Councillor Andrews left the meeting at 2:06 p.m. as the following Closed Meeting involved Island A25
and the illegal use of the trail.

Councillor French declared a pecuniary interest and excused himself at 2:07 p.m. regarding the
matter to be dealt with in the following Closed Meeting (Island A25) and did not return to the meeting.

16. CLOSED MEETING

15-010
Moved by Councillor Lundy Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

15-011
Moved by Councillor Christie
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 2:43 p.m.

Carried.

15-012
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Council Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to proceed with the letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Carried.

17. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

This matter was deferred to the February 20th, 2015, Regular Meeting of Council.

18. CORRESPONDENCE

i) COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-012
Moved by Councillor Zanussi
Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the January 2015 Council Correspondence listing.

Carried.

19. CONFIRMING BY-LAW

15-05
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Christie

That By-law Number 15-05, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 16th, 2015, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of January, 2015.

Carried.

20. ADJOURNMENT

15-013
Moved by Councillor Lundy
Seconded by Councillor Christie

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 16th, 2015 be adjourned at 2:45 p.m.

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________ ___________________________
Peter Ketchum, Reeve             Ray Hachigian, Deputy Clerk

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