December 16, 2016 Revised Council Agenda
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REVISED AGENDA

for the

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Friday, December 16th, 2016

9:00 a.m.

Council Chamber

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

            (Add-on)

1.         CALL TO ORDER

            i)         National Anthem

            ii)        Approval of Agenda

            iii)       Announcement of Public Meetings

The Committee of Adjustment will meet at 11:00 a.m. to consider one application.

2.         DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            i)          Regular Meeting Of Council

                        Pages: 1-9

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 18, 2016, be approved.

            ii)         Steering Committees Meeting

                        Pages: 10-15

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Steering Committees held on November 17, 2016, be approved.

            iii)        Closed Committee Meeting Minutes – November 17, 2016

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Committee Meeting Minutes held on November 17, 2016, be approved.

            iv)        Closed Council Meeting Minutes – November 18, 2016

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Council Meeting Minutes held on November 18, 2016, be approved.

4.         DEPUTATIONS

            9:10 a.m.        Donald Sanderson, CEO. West Parry Sound Health Centre

            9:30 a.m.        Nancy Cunningham. Update on the Syrian families coming to Parry Sound.

            9:45 a.m.        Gail Burrows, President of Our Board of Directors, Parry Sound Chamber

            1:00 p.m.        Staff Recognition Awards

                                   Rob Farrow              – 20 years

                                   Mark Macfie              – 5 years

                                   Robert White             – 5 years

5.         CLOSED MEETING

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at _____________ a.m./p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended.

            OPEN MEETING

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at ___________ a.m./p.m.

6.         UNFINISHED PLANNING BUSINESS

7.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS         

            i)         BUNSTON, Wendy Zoning By-law Amendment No.Z07-16   G. French
                       Island 206A (Pollux Island), being Parcel 16614 PSNS.,        K. Williams
                      in front of the geographic Township of Harrison

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the application submitted with respect to Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z07-16, deems it complete, and directs staff to process the application for a future public meeting.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the ‘Notice of Public Meeting’ be circulated for a meeting to be held during the summer months of 2017.

8.         CONSENT APPLICATIONS

9.         SITE PLAN CONTROL

10.       SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES       

            i)          RAFTIS, John and Laura                                                               I. Mead
                        490 Blackstone-Crane Lake Road

                        Pages: 50-52

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 490 Blackstone-Crane Lake Road, being Part B of Plan 42R-4920, Conger, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

11.       REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

                        Pages: 16-29

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

12.       REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

            i)          Environment – GBBR – UNESCO Biosphere Reserve signage

16-      WHEREAS the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve;

AND WHEREAS the 18 biosphere reserves that are within Canada are globally recognized; however, the four UNESCO biosphere reserves located within Ontario are not promoted, by the Province, along our highways;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Reeve forward a request to both the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the Minister of Transportation, asking for the placement of signage, in two locations along the Highway 400 corridor, to identify the presence of the world-renowned Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.

13.       CORRESPONDENCE

            i)          Council Correspondence

                        Pages: 30-33

                       Pages: 53-57

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the December 2016 Council Correspondence listing.

14.       OTHER BUSINESS

            i)          Cost Of Living/CPI

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a cost of living increase to Council and staff of 1.7% effective January 1, 2017, as indicated by

the Consumer Price Index.

            ii)         2016 Surplus Funds

16-      WHEREAS there may be surplus or deficit funds in various departments for 2016;

AND WHEREAS these funds should be transferred to/from reserves for future use;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any surplus for 2016 be transferred to reserves to offset future expenditures, or if a deficit occurs, it will be offset by appropriate reserves.

            iii)        Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Opposing the Approval of the Waukesha Diversion Application

                        Pages: 34-36

16-      WHEREAS, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin represents approximately 20% of the world’s surface freshwater resource and supports the third largest economy in the world; and

WHEREAS, on December 13, 2005, the Great Lakes Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and the Premiers of Ontario and Quebec signed the Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement (the “Agreement”), and the Governors endorsed the companion Great Lakes—St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact (the “Compact”), which was later approved by the United States Congress and signed by the President, banning new water diversions from the Basin except in communities located in counties straddling the water division line between the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin and other basins; and

Whereas, the City of Waukesha, WI, is located in Waukesha County, a county straddling the basin division line; and

Whereas, the City of Waukesha applied to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources under the exception for a “Community within a Straddling County” to use Lake Michigan as its source of drinking water (the “Waukesha Application”); and

WHEREAS, the Compact requires proposals for diversions to satisfy seven specific conditions; and  

WHEREAS, the Regional Body, after having reached an agreement on a Declaration of Finding and a set of conditions for the application, forwarded its recommendation to the Compact Council, and that all eight Great Lakes states voted in favor of the Waukesha Application; and

WHEREAS, on June 21, 2016, the Compact Council issued its Final Decision approving the Waukesha Application with Conditions; and

WHEREAS, the Waukesha Application does not meet the terms of the Agreement nor the Compact, and the precedent-setting nature of the Final Decision to approve the Application is of great concern to the Mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative; and

WHEREAS, the approved service area still contains parts of communities which are not part of the City of Waukesha and which have not demonstrated a need for the water, amounting to a clear violation of the Compact; and

WHEREAS, this broader service area is not a “Community within a Straddling County” as defined and required by the exception conditions in the Agreement and Compact; and

WHEREAS, there are reasonable water supply alternatives to meet the drinking water quantity and quality needs of the City of Waukesha; and

WHEREAS, the impacts of the proposed return flow of water through the Root River to Lake Michigan are likely to have adverse impacts on the ecosystem and to the urban shores of the mouth of the River; and

WHEREAS, the Conditions for Approval were not subject to public comment while debated by the Regional Body and Compact Council despite the Compact’s requirement that all relevant information be available to the public for comment; and

WHEREAS, the Regional Body review process did not provide adequate opportunity for public comment as only one public meeting was held in the City of Waukesha, and that hundreds of public comments against the Application did not appear to be considered during the Regional Body or Compact Council process.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of The Archipelago affirms its commitment to the protection of our water resources by calling on the Governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and their representatives on the Compact Council to reconsider their Final Decision to approve the Waukesha Application; and

Be it Further Resolved, that the Township of The Archipelago supports challenges by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative to the Compact Council’s approval of the Waukesha Application under procedures adopted by the Compact Council, which may include requesting a hearing and initiating judicial review of the Final Decision; and

Be it FINALLY Resolved, that the Township of The Archipelago urges the Governors and Premiers of the Regional Body and Compact Council, consistent with good public policy, to reverse its approval of the Waukesha diversion application and ensure that the provisions of the Compact are strictly applied in this and any future application in order to protect the finite water resources of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin.

            iv)        Provincial Parks Assessment Appeal-Update

            v)         Ontario Command for the Royal Canadian Legion – Military Service Recognition Project

                        Pages: 37-39

            vi)        Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. 2016 AMO Delegation

                        Page: 40

           vii)       REDAC - Regional Marketing Plan

16-      WHEREAS a Regional Marketing Plan has been created for REDAC (Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee);

AND WHEREAS the Township of The Archipelago is an active member of REDAC and also a partner in the Community Investment Initiative for Northern Ontario (CiiNO) for economic development opportunities;

AND WHEREAS the West Parry Sound Municipalities are satisfied to operate independently in governance and have interacted with each other on advancing the regional economy with an understanding that there is a difference in the goals and preferences of each municipality;

AND WHEREAS the general goal for The Township of The Archipelago is to preserve the unique natural environment which leads to a recreational experience that is relaxing and aesthetically appealing to property owners and visitors;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, while maintaining the goal of its Official Plan and continuing stewardship of the unique natural environment, receives the Parry Sound Area REDAC Regional Marking Plan dated June 2016 and supports in principle the implementation of the marketing action plan recommendations for REDAC;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the implementation of any recommendations requiring funds be done through the budget already committed to the CiiNO initiative.

            viii)      2016 Tax Write-offs

16-      NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following tax write-offs for 2016:

                        TOTAL SOUTH         $   564.72

                        TOTAL NORTH        $ 1,937.48

15.       BY-LAWS

            i)          2017 Interim Tax Levy

                        Pages: 41-42

16-      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.

            ii)         2017 Borrowing By-law

                        Pages: 43-44

16-      Being a By-law to Authorize Borrowing from Time to Time to Meet Current Expenditures During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017.

            iii)        Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund – Formula-Based Component

                        Pages: 45-49

16-      Being a By-law to Authorize the execution of an Agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario and the Township of The Archipelago for funding under the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund-Formula-Based Component (OCIF-Formula). 

            iv)        Emergency Response Services Agreement with Seguin Township

                        Pages: 58-62

16-      Being a By-law to authorize the Reeve and Clerk to execute an Agreement between the Township of Seguin and the Township of The Archipelago for the provision of Emergency Response Services to Southern Areas of the Township of The Archipelago.

16.       QUESTION TIME

17.       NOTICES OF MOTION

18.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

16-      Being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on December 16th, 2016.

19.       ADJOURNMENT