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REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Friday, April 21st, 2017
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario
1. CALL TO ORDER
i) National Anthem
ii) Approval of Agenda
iii) Announcement of Public Meetings
There will be a Public Meeting at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following:
i) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z05-16 (Creen/Cherepa)
ii) Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z02-17 (Georgian Bay Land Trust)
2. DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST
3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
i) Regular Meeting Of Council
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on March 10, 2017, be approved.
ii) Committee of the Whole Meeting
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on March 9, 2017, be approved.
5. CLOSED MEETING
17- 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.
17- 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
8. CONSENT APPLICATIONS
9. SITE PLAN CONTROL
10. SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES
11. REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Report of the Chief Administrative Officer as distributed.
12. REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES
i) Planning - MOREL, Robert and Cathy – receipt of Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications and directs staff to circulate them for a future public meeting.
ii) Update – Amendment Public Lands Act & Regulations
17- WHEREAS Bill 27, Burden Reductions Act, 2016 received Royal Ascent on March 22, 2017, which made amendments to the Public Lands Act in order to streamline the current process of obtaining provincial approvals for docks and boathouses.
AND WHEREAS these changes directly affect, and would be to the benefit of, the constituents of The Archipelago; being able to obtain building permits in a timely manner;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council direct staff to provide comments to the Environmental Registry in support of the proposed changes regarding work permit requirements, as illustrated in Ontario Regulation 239/13 (Activities on Public Land and Shore Lands – Work Permits and Exemptions) under the Public Lands Act; with the exception that the Ministry continues to require work permit applications for the installation of all erosion control structures in and around water.
iii) Human Resources Committee
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of the Archipelago appoint a subcommittee, consisting of Councillors Liverance, Lundy and Zanussi, to immediately source and retain an independent Human Resources / Legal Consultant to promptly investigate allegations brought forward by any staff member and to make recommendations. This subcommittee and Consultant will report directly to Council.
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of the Archipelago adopt an Employee Intelligence Reporting and Human Resources Consultation Protection Policy, effective immediately. Employees are free to express their honest opinions to the Human Resources / Legal Consultant with the guarantee of no reprisal.
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of the Archipelago implement a hiring freeze for new full time employees, effective immediately. All new full time hiring must be pre-approved by Council. This policy will remain in place until the Township of the Archipelago has a Human Resources solution in place.
i) Council Correspondence
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the April 2017 Council Correspondence listing.
14. OTHER BUSINESS
i) Tax Write-Offs
17- NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the following tax write-offs for 2017:
TOTAL SOUTH: $ 4,806.63
TOTAL NORTH: $ 12,435.29
ii) Geographic Names Questionnaire – Shining Waters Island
iii) WPS Smart Funding Application in the Connect to Innovate Program
17- WHEREAS the Federal Government has announced the Connect to Innovate grant program which will invest up to $500 million by 2021 to bring high speed internet to rural and remote communities in Canada;
AND WHEREAS the municipalities within the District of Parry Sound qualify as rural communities;
AND WHEREAS West Parry Sound SMART Community Network Inc. (WPS SMART) is an entity acting in the interests of West Parry Sound municipalities and would like to make an application under the Connect to Innovate grant program for funding for their proposed Georgian SMART Optical Corridor, a 92 kilometer fiber trunk line that will enable distribution of high speed internet to homes, businesses, institutions, medical and emergency service providers and others along the corridor.
AND WHEREAS WPS SMART has received letters of support for the application from municipalities of the West Parry Sound region, First Nations including Shawanaga First Nation Henvey Inlet Wind Partners including Pattern Energy, and interested ISP(s).
AND WHEREAS WPS SMART has requested the Township of The Archipelago be the project Guarantor and provide a loan, in principal, representing a contribution toward the 25% applicant requirement – up to a maximum of $500,000 to assist with financing the construction of the trunk line;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, approve, in principle, a loan of up to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) to West Parry Sound SMART Community Network Inc. subject to its successful application to the Connect to Innovate Federal grant program;
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED the Reeve provides a letter to WPS SMART Chair to confirm the Township of The Archipelago as a project Guarantor as related to the application under the Connect to Innovate grant program.
iv) Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative. Federal Budget Strategy
17- WHEREAS, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin (the Basin) represents approximately 20% of the world’s surface fresh water and 84% of North America’s surface fresh water; and
WHEREAS, over 48 million people depend on the Basin as a source of drinking water; and
WHEREAS, the Basin is the foundation for a $5.8 trillion USD regional economy; and
WHEREAS, water contamination, harmful algal blooms, invasive species, and climate change pose threats to the integrity of the resource and prosperity of the Basin; and
WHEREAS, Canada and the United States have worked cooperatively on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence for over 100 years under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1972, as most recently amended in 2012; and
WHEREAS, significant progress has been made over almost 50 years in restoring and protecting the Basin based on a shared responsibility for the resource and significant investment from all orders of government in the United States and Canada; and
WHEREAS, local governments in Canada and the United States have invested over $15 billion USD annually in protection and restoration efforts according to a 2008 study; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Federal Government has provided more than $2 billion USD since 2010 for Great Lakes protection and restoration through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; and
WHEREAS, the Canadian Federal Government has invested more than $250 million CAD in Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River initiatives since 2010; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States proposed eliminating the entire $300 million USD in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the 2017-2018 budget; and
WHEREAS, the 2017 Canadian budget proposes approximately $114 million CAD over five years to support water protection and restoration but has no line item dedicated to the Basin at the magnitude necessary; and
WHEREAS, these budgets do not adequately address the urgent needs of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin and will slow down or halt critical restoration and protection efforts and economic recovery in the region; and
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the United States Congress appropriate the full $300 million USD authorized for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in the 2017-2018 budget; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Canadian Federal Government work collaboratively with provinces, local governments, First Nations and Metis, and other stakeholders to develop a common strategy and to increase funding for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin to match the significance of the resource and the magnitude of the challenges;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all orders of government must share the responsibility for the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin and recognize the importance of the resource in their budgets; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Governors of the eight Great Lakes States, the Premiers of Quebec and Ontario, the Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.
v) Township of McKellar. Additional funding for Municipal Long Term Care Homes
17- WHEREAS Council has received a request for support of a resolution enacted by the Township of McKellar regarding additional funding for Long Term Care Homes;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Township of The Archipelago supports the resolution enacted by the Township of McKellar, which requests that the Minister of Health and Long Term Care be petitioned to provided additional funding for Municipal Long Term Care Homes to offset the rising costs to operate and maintain these Homes;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution to circulated to Norm Miller, MPP, FONOM, all District of Parry Sound Municipalities and the District Municipal Association for support.
i) Parry Sound Public Library Board – Contract Renewal
17- Being a By-law to Authorize an Agreement with the Parry Sound Public Library Board for the Renewal of a Contract for Library Services for the year ending December 31, 2017.
ii) Tariff of Fees – Various Planning Applications
17- Being a By-law to prescribe a Tariff of Fees for various planning applications.
iii) Lakeshore Marina Ltd. – Authorize Site Plan Agreement
17- Being a By-law to authorize the execution of a development agreement between Lakeshore Marina Ltd. (Ramolla), and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago.
iv) Crane Lake Discovery Camp – Adoption of OPA No. 65
17- Being a By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 65 for Parcel 25835 PSSS, located in Concession 9, Part Lots 32 and 33, in the geographic Township of Conger.
v) Georgian Bay Land Trust – Zoning By-law Amendment
A2078-17- To amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Part 2 on Plan 42R-3823 and Parts 4 & 5 on Plan 42R-15807, designated as Parcel 18038 PSSS, located in Concession 10, Part Lot 23, in the geographic Township of Conger.
vi) Set And Levy The Rates Of Taxation For 2017
17- Being a By-law to Set and Levy the Rates of Taxation for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2017.
vii) Set Tax Ratios For Municipal Purposes For 2017
17- Being a By-law to Set Tax Ratios for Municipal Purposes for the Year 2017.
viii) Establish Capping Parameters For 2017 For Commercial And Industrial Classes
17- Being a By-law to establish the Capping Parameters for the 2017 Final Taxes for Commercial and Industrial Classes.
ix) 2017 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Levy
17- Being a By-law to Impose Fees or Charges on Certain Classes of Persons for the Cost of OPP Services for 2017.
x) Shore Road Allowance By-Law D. Ashley
WIEBE, Ron and Sheila B. Liverance
444 Georgian Bay Water R. Zanussi
17- Being a By-law to sell part of the original shore road allowance laid out along the shore of Georgian Bay in front of Lot 43, Concession 6, Conger, being Part 2 of Plan 42R-8763.
xi) Lease Agreement – The Six Star Snow Riders Club
17- Being a By-law to Enter into a Lease Agreement with The Six Star Snow Riders Club.
xii) Fireworks By-law
17- Being a By-law to regulate the setting off of Fireworks.
xiii) Outdoor Burning By-law
17- Being a By-law to Prescribe Times for Setting Fires and Precautions for Burning and to Repeal By-law No. 2004-36.
16. QUESTION TIME
17. NOTICES OF MOTION
18. CONFIRMING BY-LAW
17- Being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 21st, 2017.