October 14, 2016 Council Minutes
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Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago
    
M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

October 14, 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
Vacant Seat                    Ward 4
Bert Liverance                Ward 4  (took his seat at 3:00 p.m.)
Rick Zanussi                   Ward 4  (Arrived at 9:52 a.m.)
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

16-157                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the October 14, 2016 Revised Agenda be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            Regular Meeting Of Council

16-158                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

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

                                                                        Carried.

            Steering Committees Meeting

16-159                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Steering Committees held on September 15, 2016, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Closed Council Meeting Minutes – September 16, 2016

16-160                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

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

                                                                        Carried.

4.         PUBLIC MEETING

            Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z04-16 – Logan/Kingissepp

At 9:05 a.m., Council held a Public Meeting to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number Z08-15.

Reeve Ketchum called the meeting to order. Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z04-16.

As there were no attendees present to speak in support of or in opposition to the application, Reeve Ketchum declared this portion of the public meeting closed.

            Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 65 and proposed Zoning By-law Amendment NO. Z03-16 – Crane Lake Discovery Camp

Reeve Ketchum called the meeting to order. Cale Henderson, Chief Planner, provided background information and summarized the application for the proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 65 and proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Z03-16.

The owners of the camp were in attendance. No one spoke in support of or in opposition to the application.

Reeve Ketchum declared the public meeting closed at 9:25 a.m.

5.         SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

            EBY, Patricia

            Lot 2 of Plan M-293, Conger Township
            142 South Crane Lake Road

16-161                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    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 Lot 2 of Plan M-293, in the geographic Township of Conger, on the basis of a straight-line extension of the side lot lines, and subject to the passage and registration of a deeming by-law to provide for the merging of the applicant’s property with the shore road allowance being purchased.

                                                                        Carried.

6.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

16-162                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

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

                                                                        Carried.

7.         OTHER BUSINESS

            Appointment Procedure –Council Vacancy

16-163                                                                        Moved by Councillor Walker

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the Appointment Procedure to fill the Councillor Vacancy in Ward 4.

                                                                        Carried.

            Christmas Holiday Office Closure

16-164                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the closure of the

Township office during the Christmas Holidays from noon December 23th, 2016 to January 1st, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            AMO Conference – August 13th – 17th, 2017

16-165                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED following Council members are approved to attend the AMO Conference in Ottawa at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on August 13th-16th, 2017; Reeve Peter Ketchum, Councillor Tom Lundy, Councillor Peter Frost and Councillor David Ashley.

                                                                        Carried.

            2017 ROMA Municipal Delegation Request

Council directed staff to request a delegation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to discuss issues with First Nations relations, including First Nations education and the potential for a formal HUB to be arranged.

            Regional Marketing Plan Approval

16-166                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council defer this matter until the next meeting.

                                                                        Carried.

            John Cochrane - Resignation from Belvedere Heights Board

16-167                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

WHEREAS John Cochrane served as a Councillor for the Township of The Archipelago for 9 years;

AND WHEREAS John received an Provincial Appointment to serve on the Belvedere Heights for the Aged Board;

AND WHEREAS under John’s leadership Belvedere Heights has become a more efficient and effective operation, and has since become one of the best run homes in the north;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of The Archipelago congratulates John Cochrane on his 9 years of service on Council and thanks him for his leadership role on the Belvedere Heights Board while wishing him the best in his retirement.

                                                                        Carried.

            Councillor John Pepperell Resignation

16-168                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

WHEREAS Councillor John Pepperell was elected to the Council of the Township of The Archipelago in December 2014, to represent Ward 4 – the Sans Souci, South Channel, Manitou, and Woods Bay areas;

AND WHEREAS John has been involved in Georgian Bay affairs for more than 25 years, beginning with serving on the San Souci & Copperhead Association as Treasurer;

AND WHEREAS John stepped up to be the President of the Georgian Bay Association in 2003 where he led the organization for two very busy years, particularly on the water level file. For all of his hard work, John was awarded a Honourary Life Membership in the Georgian Bay Association in 2007;

AND WHEREAS John has served well in his capacity as Chair of the Human Resources Committee for the past several years. Additionally, John was an active member of the Planning Committee, the Planning Board, and the Committee of Adjustment;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of The Archipelago express their appreciation and thanks to John Pepperell for his contribution and dedication to the Township of The Archipelago and wish him well in his retirement.

                                                                        Carried.

            Improving Ontario’s Intensive Therapy funding/services for Children with Autism

16-169                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 94 children, as well as their friends, family and community; and

WHEREAS Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the scientific process based on objective evaluation and empirically based interventions used to achieve meaningful, generalizable and enduring behavioural change. Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) is an application of the principles of ABA in an intensive setting used to affect behaviour change and improvement; and

WHEREAS the current waiting list of children for Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) is over 2,000 and more than 13,000 children await Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA); and

WHEREAS the province of Ontario has announced it intends to discontinue IBI services to children over the age of four and provide a one-time payment to assist with services, thereby abandoning thousands who have been wait-listed for years; and

WHEREAS there are two service models for affected children to be treated, 1) the Direct Service Offering (DSO) where children receive services directly from trained staff at Ontario’s nine regional service providers, and 2) the Direct Funding Offering (DFO) where parents receive funding directly in order to purchase services; and

WHEREAS the DFO model to provide services is used in Alberta, British Columbia and imminently Saskatchewan. Such a model is clinically rigorous and has been identified by the Auditor General of Ontario as being less expensive than Ontario’s DSO model;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a letter be sent to Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services; Alexander Bezzina, Deputy Minister ; Hon. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health; and Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, requesting the Province to:

1.         Amend its policy to one that will allow all children on the current waiting list to receive the IBI services promised to them; and

2.         Remove the age limit for IBI therapy and replace it with a program that provides ongoing IBI services based on need and individual development, not age; and

3.         Ensure oversight by professionals and parents based on ‘development process’ criteria and milestones; and

4.         Adopt a Direct Funding Offering (DFO) model in lieu of the current Direct Service Offering (DSO) model.

AND FURTHER THAT a copy of this resolution be forwarded to all municipalities

within the Province of Ontario.

                                                                        Carried.

            Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) – Closing the municipal fiscal gap

16-170                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council that defer this matter until more information is provided.

                                                                        Carried.

8.         BY-LAWS

            Deeming By-law – Requirement of Shore Road Allowance Purchase

            Patricia Eby

            142 South Crane Lake Road

2016-40                                                                     Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor French

That By-law Number 2016-40, being a By-law to deem Lot 2 of Plan M-293, in the geographic Township of Conger, not to be a part of a registered plan of subdivision. (Eby), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of October, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

            Camp Aga Ming – Remove ‘H’ Holding Provision

A2076-16                                                                   Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number A2076-16, being a By-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Parcel 6356 PSSS, located in Concession 10, Part Lot 24, in the geographic Township of Conger, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of October, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

            Camp Aga Ming – Authorize Site Plan Agreement

2016-41                                                                     Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law Number 2016-41, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a development agreement between Camp Aga-Ming (Crane Lake) Inc., and the Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of October, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

            Logan/Kingissepp – Zoning By-law Amendment

A2075-16                                                                   Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number A2075-16, being a By-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Part of Island B717 (Isabella Island), being Lot 36 on Plan 197, in front of the geographic Township of Cowper, in the Township of The Archipelago, in the District of Parry Sound, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of October, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

9.         CLOSED MEETING

16-171                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 10:09 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) (e) (f) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, to deal advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose and litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board.

                                    i)          Archipelago/Carling Shared Services

                                    ii)         Ministry of Labour

                                                                        Carried.

            OPEN MEETING

16-172                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 11:22 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

Council recessed for a meeting of the Committee of Adjustment at 11:28 a.m. and resumed business at 11:42 a.m.

10.       OTHER BUSINESS

Councillor Zanussi reported on the proposed amendments to the DSSAB act, which would allow individual DSSAB’s to determine what perimeters is used to invoice and establish levies.

Councillor Zanussi reported that the Liberal government has dropped the Cabinet Minister responsible for FedNor. Council discussed the effects this could have on the northern municipalities.

Councillor Zanussi reported that the swing bridge is being shut down at night for repairs. Staff will follow up with the engineer on the project and report back to Council.

Reeve Ketchum gave a brief update on the meeting with Shawanaga First Nations, which included some history from Shawanaga Chief Wayne Pamajewon, the blasting on Skerryvore Road and the importance of communication between Shawanaga the The Archipelago.

Councillor Zanussi reported on the proposed changes to LHIN’s boundries, which would put the North and South Archipelago in two different LHIN’s. Jamie McGarvey is looking into the matter.

Council recessed for lunch at 12:11 p.m. and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

            Interview Of Candidates – Ward 4 Council Vacancy

Candidates made presentations to Council in the following order:

            i)          Alice Barton

            ii)         Rick Cole

            iii)        Walter Johnson

            iv)        Glyn David Jones

            v)         Bert A. Liverance

            vi)        Patrick McDonald

            vii)       Axel E. Uderstadt

Upon hearing all the Candidates presentations, each Council member proceeded to vote for up to three Candidates. The result of the vote saw Alice Barton, Walter Johnson and Bert Liverance in the top three. The remaining Candidates who received the fewest number of votes were excluded from further consideration. Council then proceed to vote for one Candidate. Bert Liverance was the successful Candidate, receiving more than one-half of the votes.

Reeve Ketchum administered the Declaration of Office from the newly appointed Councillor from Ward 4, Bert Liverance.

11.       CORRESPONDENCE

16-173                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

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

                                                                        Carried.

12.       BY-LAWS

            Appointment of Ward 4 Councillor

2016-43                                                                     Moved by Councillor Zanussi

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

That By-law Number 2016-43, being a By-law to appoint Bert Liverance to fill the vacancy in the Office of Ward 4 Councillor for the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of October, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

13.       QUESTION TIME

Stephen Kaegi reported that he spoke to staff about the Christmas Party, as directed by Council. The consensus was that staff would like to have a function, preferably with just staff.

16-174                                                                        Moved by Councillor Walker

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve an amount of $40.00 per person towards a staff party, for food and activity.

                                                                        Carried.

14.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2016-44                                                                     Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law Number 2016-44, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 14th, 2016, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of October, 2016.

                                                                        Carried.

15.       ADJOURNMENT

16-175                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 14, 2016, be adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

                                                                        Carried.

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