January 20, 2017 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 20, 2017

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
Bert Liverance                 Ward 4
David Ashley                   Ward 4      
Rick Zanussi                   Ward 4
Ian Mead                         Ward 5

Council Members Absent:  Councillors:             Greg Andrews        Ward 1
                                                                           Grant Walker          Ward 6                                                                           

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

17-001                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the January 20, 2017 Revised Agenda be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            Regular Meeting Of Council

17-002                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

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

                                                                        Carried.

            Steering Committees Meeting

17-003                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

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

                                                                        Carried.

            Closed Committee Meeting Minutes – December 15, 2016

17-004                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Committee Meeting Minutes held on December 15, 2016, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Closed Council Meeting Minutes – December 16, 2016

17-005                                                                        Moved by Councillor Liverance

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

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

                                                                        Carried.

4.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Councillor Lundy inquired about the drainage concerns at Bishops Corner. Stephen Kaegi reported that staff are still in discussion with the owner.

Councillor Ashley requested an explanation on the Building Code Commission matter. Stephen Kaegi explained that the Township received and application to reduce building code septic setbacks, which was denied by building department. The applicant appealed to the Ontario Building Code Commission, who supported the Township’s decision.

Councillor Lundy inquired about the Ontario Energy Board Notice for the Henvey Wind Inlet Application. Stephen Kaegi reported that staff have spoken to Chris Tzekas who has asked for authorization from Council to provide comments.

Joe Villeneuve provided an update on his meeting with Shawanaga First Nation and Lis McWalter from the WPS SMART Community Network.

Joe Villeneuve reported that the CTRC declared broadband internet an essential service and that the federal government is investing up to $500 million to bring high-speed to remote communities.

Cale Henderson reported that the Minutes of Settlement have been signed and will be presented to the OMB for approval.

Stephen Kaegi provided an update on the Wausauking Swing Bridge. Staff was directed to contact the engineer for a schedule, to communicate concerns and to advise the CAO at Seguin Township.

17-006                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

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

                                                                        Carried.

5.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

            Planning – DENNING, Stephen – Receipt of Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment

17-007                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

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.

                                                                        Carried.

            Nominating Committee – Appoint Chair of Environment Committee

Reeve Ketchum informed Council that Councillor Walker has stepped down as Chair of the Environment and that the Nominating Committee met to discuss the vacancy and are recommending that Councillor Mead be appointed as Chair.

17-008                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoints Ian Mead as Chair of the Environment Committee.

                                                                        Carried.

6.         CORRESPONDENCE

            Council Correspondence

17-009                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the January 2017 Council Correspondence listing.

                                                                        Carried.

7.         OTHER BUSINESS

            2017 FONOM/MMA Northeastern Municipal Conference – May 10th-12th, 2017

17-010                                                                        Moved by Councillor Zanussi

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members are approved to attend the FONOM/MMA Northeastern Municipal Conference in North Bay at Nipissing University on May 10th-12th, 2017; Reeve Ketchum, Councillor Frost and Councillor Lundy.

                                                                        Carried.

            Ontario Energy Board Notice – Henvey Inlet Wind

17-011                                                                        Moved by Councillor Liverance

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes Chris Tzekas to write a letter to the Ontario Energy Board, with regards to the Henvey Inlet Wind Inc. application to build a high-voltage transmission line, to provide comments on the agreement and to seek to intervene, if he thinks it appropriate.

                                                                        Carried.

            AMO Communications: AMO’s 2017 Pre-Budget Submission Released: What’s Next Ontario?

Council discussed the recent Pre- Budget Submission. Staff was directed to prepare a letter, to be included in the second tax billing, that informs the ratepayers of the impacts this has on the municipality.

8.         BY-LAWS

            Committee Of Adjustment Appointments

17-01                                                                          Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number 2017-01, being a By-law to appoint members of Council to the Committee of Adjustment for the year 2017, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of January, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

9.         CONFIRMING BY-LAW

17-02                                                                          Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

That By-law Number 2017-02, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 20th, 2017, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 20th day of January, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

10.       ADJOURNMENT

17-012                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 20, 2017, be adjourned at 9:46 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

___________________________               ___________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                                 Maryann Weaver, Clerk

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