September 16, 2016 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

September 16, 2016

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:

Reeve:                   Peter Ketchum

Councillors:            

Tom Lundy                      Ward 1
Peter Frost                      Ward 2
Ken Williams                   Ward 3
Gary French                    Ward 3
David Ashley                   Ward 4
John Pepperell                Ward 4     
Rick Zanussi                   Ward 4
Ian Mead                         Ward 5
Grant Walker                   Ward 6

Council Members Absent:

Greg Andrews                 Ward 1

Staff Present:         

Stephen Kaegi – CAO
Maryann Weaver - Clerk
Joe Villeneuve – Manager of Corporate Services
Cale Henderson - Manager of Development & Environmental Services

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.

2.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

16-137                                                                        Moved by Councillor Pepperell

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the September 16, 2016 Revised Agenda be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            Regular Meeting Of Council

16-138                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 19, 2016, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Steering Committees Meeting

16-139                                                                        Moved by Councillor Pepperell

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Steering Committees held on August 18, 2016, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

             Closed Committee Meeting Minutes – August 18, 2016

16-140                                                                        Moved by Councillor Pepperell

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Committee Meeting Minutes held on August 18, 2016, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

              Closed Council Meeting Minutes – August 19, 2016

16-141                                                                        Moved by Councillor Pepperell

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Council Meeting Minutes held on August 19, 2016, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

4.         SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

            ALUMCO INC.

            Part Lot 16, Conc. 11, Conger

            Blackstone Lake

16-142                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting Parts 1, 2, 3 and 10 of Plan PSR-1730 and Part 3 of Plan 42R-6906, on the basis of a straight line extension of the side lot lines.

                                                                        Carried.

            YOUNGER, Ingrid

            55 Tamarack Drive

            Skerryvore

16-143                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 55 Tamarack Drive in Skerryvore on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines.

                                                                        Carried.

5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

16-144                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

                                                                        Carried.

6.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

            Planning – Camp Aga Ming – Receipt of Zoning By-law Amendment

16-145                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the zoning by-law amendment application and directs staff to circulate it for a future public meeting.

                                                                        Carried.

            Planning – MNRF Work Permit Application

            (Zakreski, Stephen – 33 Rattlebear Drive)

16-146                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council directs staff to provide the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry with its Municipal comments that must accompany the MNRF Work Permit Application with respect to the relocation of a driveway across Crown land.

                                                                        Carried.

7.         OTHER BUSINESS

            2017 Schedule of Meetings

16-147                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the 2017 Committee and Council Meetings schedule.

                                                                        Carried.

            2017 OGRA Conference – February 26 – March 1, 2017

16-148                                                                        Moved by Councillor Pepperell

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED following Council members are approved to attend the OGRA Conference in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on February 26 – March 1, 2017; Councillor Walker, Councillor Frost, Councillor Zanussi and Councillor Williams.

                                                                        Carried.

            Municipality of McDougall. Funding to Long Term Care Homes to recruit and retain Nurse Practitioners

16-149                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

WHEREAS Health Care continues to be a concern in all sectors. Future regulations for Long Term Care Homes regarding accommodations, nursing, safety, inspections, and reporting are increasing. Homes will have to deal with many of these issues as well as decreased physician coverage, without increased funding; and

WHEREAS Nurse Practitioners are needed to fill the gap left by the decreased physician coverage;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago petition the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to provide equitable funding to Long Term Care Homes to recruit and retain Nurse Practitioners. Current funding is not competitive with the rates offered by hospitals and other health care providers for similar services. Valuable resources are used to recruit and train new staff only to see successful candidates move on to agencies who offer more attractive rates of compensation for the services provided. This disparity in service rates contribute to the inability of the Long Term Care Homes to recruit and retain qualified staff. Homes in the north are at a further disadvantage due to the small number of qualified Nurse Practitioners available to fill these much needed positions.”

                                                                        Carried.

            Policy Manual 2016

16-150                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby adopts the 2016 Policy Manual.

                                                                        Carried.

            Operation of the Wasauksing First Nation swing bridge

Council discussed the adjustments to the operating procedures to the bridge. Staff reported that signs were installed on each side of the bridge, but have since been covered up.

Staff was directed to contact MTO for an update and report back.

            Resignation of Councillor Pepperell

16-151                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS Council accepts the resignation of Councillor John Pepperell and hereby declares a Ward 4 Councillor seat vacant;

AND WHEREAS Council has decided to fill this vacancy by means of an appointment, in accordance with the Municipal Act;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs staff to proceed with the appointment process to fill this vacancy.

                                                                        Carried.

            Flooding in Pointe Au Baril

16-152                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS Pointe au Baril was hit by a torrential downpour which caused flooding, erosions and other damage to many of the municipality’s roads;

AND WHEREAS the Public Works Staff responded immediately, working long days and extra hours to ensure the roads were safe and passable;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED Council for Township of The Archipelago commends the Public Works Staff for their commitment and dedication.

                                                                        Carried.

8.         BY-LAWS

            Authorize Agreement with Owners of 714 Healey Lake Rd

            (Moon River Marine)

2016-37                                                                     Moved by Councillor Pepperell

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number 2016-37, being a By-law to authorize the execution of an amending development agreement between Camera Q Photography/Hatherley Holdings (Moon River Marine), and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of September, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

            Appoint David Ashley to Planning Board          

2016-38                                                                     Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

That By-law Number 2016-38, being a By-law to authorize the appointment of members of Council to The Archipelago Area Planning Board when a vacancy occurs be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of September, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

9.         CLOSED MEETING

16-153                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:44 a.m. pursuant to Section 239(2) (e) (f) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, to deal with litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board, and advice that is subject to solicitor client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

                      i)          Archipelago/Carling Shared Services

                      ii)         McQuillan Lake Hunt Camp

                                                                        Carried.

            OPEN MEETING

16-154                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 10:00 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

10.       QUESTION TIME

Councillor French reported that the Book Committee is scheduled to meet next week to discuss the issue with the book coupons and continued distribution of the book. Councillor French will report back next month.

Councillor Zanussi raised concerns around the number of abandoned docks found in back bays.

Councillor Frost explained that abandoned docks fall under the authority of the Department of Transportation. Councillor Frost reported that he is scheduled to attend a meeting with the Department of Transportation, that he will add it to the agenda for discussion and report back in October.

Councillor Zanussi informed Council that Terry Zanussi will be resigning from the Library Board at the end of the term.

Councillor Lundy provided an update on the Seniors Luncheon and the Pointe au Baril Canada Day 2017 Committee.

Council recessed for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at 11:00 a.m. and resumed business at 11:37 a.m.

11.       QUESTION TIME CONT’D

Councillor Walker, on behalf of the Kapikog Lake 50th Anniversary Committee, thanked staff for their help with preparing for the celebration.

12.       CORRESPONDENCE

16-155                                                                        Moved by Councillor Zanussi

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the September 2016 Council Correspondence listing.

                                                                        Carried.

Council recessed for lunch and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

13.       PUBLIC MEETING

A Joint Public Meeting of The Township of The Archipelago and The Archipelago Planning Board was held at 1:00 p.m. to deal with the following:

            i)          Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 62-Crane Lake Resort

Reeve Ketchum assumed the role as Chair and called the meeting to order.

Cale Henderson, the Planner presented the summarized the revised application and highlighted the changes.

John Jackson, on behalf of the applicant, followed up by explaining that some of the revised changes were made from the comments heard at the last public meeting. Mr. Jackson confirmed that the community hall, which is proposed to be three condos, will be the last to be sold off.

Rita Kunc asked if the seasonal roads policy is changing. Cale Henderson explained that they were not.

Roger Jacklin expressed concerns with the number of units and asked if the applicant would consider trying to make something go in the banquet hall, so that the community could still have access.

Ned McLennan divulged how much he has invested in the development to date. He relayed that he his plans are to leave the banquet hall and restaurant to the condo owners, and that it will not be available to the public.

Ray Fenwick expressed his concerns about the viability of the proposal, explaining that he does not believe there are enough resources to enhance the marina and septic etc.

John Jackson reported that the revised application added more parking, extension of road and increase to the boat storage to the marina lot. Mr. Jackson explained that the viability of the marina will depend on the residents on the lake.

Fred Nagy expressed concerns on the severance of the marina, explaining that he would approve of the severance if the property has zero land value and is controlled. Mr. Nagy suggested that the Township maintain control of the marina.

Ned McLennan stated that the severance does not affect the viability of the marina and adds to the value of the condo lands.

As there were no other public attendees present to speak in support of or in opposition to the application, the public meeting was declared closed at 1:40 p.m.

14.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2016-39                                                                     Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

That By-law Number 2016-39, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 16th, 2016 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of September, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

15.       ADJOURNMENT

16-156                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Pepperell

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 19, 2016, be adjourned at 1:41 p.m.

                                                                        Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

_____________________________                   ___________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                                     Maryann Weaver, Clerk

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