February 17, 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

February 17, 2017

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

Council Members Present:

Reeve:                   Peter Ketchum

Councillors:            

Tom Lundy                      Ward 1
Greg Andrews                 Ward 1
Peter Frost                      Ward 2

Ken Williams                   Ward 3
David Ashley                   Ward 4      
Rick Zanussi                   Ward 4
Grant Walker                   Ward 6

Council Members Absent:  Councillors:           Gary French         Ward 3
                                                                         Bert Liverance      Ward 4
                                                                         Ian Mead              Ward 5
                                                                                                                                                  

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 9:05 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.

2.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

17-013                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the February 17, 2017 Revised Agenda be approved with the following addition: Update on Bayfield Boathouses.

                                                                        Carried.

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            Regular Meeting Of Council

17-014                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 20, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Committee of the Whole Meeting

17-015                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on January 19, 2017, be approved, as amended.

                                                                        Carried.

            Closed Committee Meeting Minutes – January 19, 2017

17-016                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Closed Committee Meeting Minutes held on January 19, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

4.         SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

            WIEBE, Ron and Shelia
            444 Georgian Bay Water

17-017                                                                        Moved by Councillor Zanussi

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 444 Georgian Bay Water, shown as Part 2 on Plan 42R-8763.

                                                                        Carried.

5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

            CAO’s Objectives

The CAO is amending the CAO’s objectives as per Councillor Ashley’s suggestion.

Councillor Ashley inquired about the creation of the new tax class for the park. Stephen Kaegi reported that staff were informed by OPTA that the creation had to have been completed in 2013 to benefit the municipality. Staff are still proceeding through with appeal process.

Councillor Williams inquired about the Coast Guard tower relocation. Stephen Kaegi reported that staff are working with the MTO and the Coast Guard to find suitable properties for the relocation.

Councillor Ashley inquired about the internet enhancement request at the PABCC. Joe Villeneuve reported that staff are currently evaluating bringing in fibre to the Community Centre and Nursing Station.

17-018                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

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

                                                                        Carried.

6.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

            Contract 2017 PW-1: Tandem Axle Plow Sander Dump Truck

17-019                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the purchase of one 2018 Freightliner truck from Freightliner North Bay, carrying Tenco plow equipment including the stainless steel box option and additional warranties, at a total price of $248,415.39 plus HST.

                                                                        Carried.

7.         CORRESPONDENCE

Councillor Lundy reported that he received a note from Miriam McAllister thanking Council for their donation to the Pointe au Baril Community Christmas Party.

Reeve Ketchum provided a response to three pieces of correspondence that Council received from Anne Stewart, Councillor Andrews and Councillor French.

           Council Correspondence

17-020                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Andrews

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the February 2017 Council

Correspondence listing.

                                                                        Carried.

8.         OTHER BUSINESS

            2016 Council Remuneration and Expense Report

17-021                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives and approves the 2016 Remuneration and Expense Report for Council Members.

                                                                        Carried.

            Ontario Power Generation – Deep Geologic Repository, Kincardine ON

17-022                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

WHEREAS the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) site for the storage of low grade atomic waste at the Bruce Nuclear site as studied and reviewed by a Federally appointed Joint Review Panel;

AND WHEREAS the OPG Report was further studied by international experts in waste repository siting;

AND WHEREAS the findings on the OPG Report and the various reviews support the Deep Geological Repository (DGR) site at the Bruce Nuclear site;

AND FURTHER WHEREAS the Municipality of Kincardine is a willing host for DGR site;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council supports the DGR site as proposed by OPG located in the Municipality of Kincardine.

                                                                        Carried.

            National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada/Boating Ontario/Tourism Industry Association of Ontario. Wasauksing Swing Bridge

Council discussed the correspondence. Staff was directed to write a letter expressing Council’s appreciation for their involvement and update them on what the municipality is currently working on to

resolve the concerns of the impacted parties.

            Closed Meeting Investigator

17-023                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS that Council for the Township of The Archipelago direct staff to discontinue the services of LAS as the closed meeting investigator and revert back to the Ontario Ombudsman for this service.

                                                                        Carried.

9.         BY-LAWS

            Fire Protection Agreement – Ministry of Natural Resources

17-03                                                                          Moved by Councillor Walker

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

That By-law Number 2017-03, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a Fire Protection Agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as Represented by the Minister of Natural Resources and the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

             Assessment Review Board – Authorization of MTE

17-04                                                                          Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Ashley

That By-law Number 2017-04, being a By-law to authorize specific complaints to the Assessment Review Board and MTE Paralegal Professional Corporation shall be the Township’s Agent, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            Fire Protection Agreement with Seguin Township for Blackstone Lake Area

17-05                                                                          Moved by Councillor Walker

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Andrews

That By-law Number 2017-05, being a By-law to authorize the execution of an Agreement for Fire Protection Services (Blackstone Lake Area) between the Township of Seguin and the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            Building By-law

17-06                                                                          Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

That By-law Number 2017-06, being a By-law respecting Construction, Demolition, Change of Use, Conditional Permits, Sewage Systems and Inspections, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

            Procedural By-law

17-07                                                                          Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

That By-law Number 2017-07, being a By-law for governing the calling, place and proceedings of meetings of Council, Task Forces, and Committees of Council for the Township of The Archipelago, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

10.       QUESTION TIME

Councillor Lundy provided an update on the fundraising efforts for Keith Gardner’s family, reporting that staff will be investigating fundraising possibilities through the Township and that Ward 1 Councillors will be working with the Parry Sound Lions Club to assist with their fundraising initiatives.

11.       BAYFIELD BOATHOUSES – UPDATE

Cale Henderson reported that staff have met with MNR staff to discuss the boathouses and they have agreed to contribute to the costs of the survey.

Council recessed at 9:54 a.m. for a 5 minute break.

12.       PUBLIC MEETING

            Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z08-15- Kansun

At 10:04 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 Z04-15. Mr. Henderson reported that 8 letters were received in relation to the application and briefly summarized the correspondence.

Mr. Jackson, Planning Consultant for the applicants, expressed to Council that not building the connection room between the buildings would have less impact on the property and surrounding lands and waterways.

Mr. Kansun provided Council with a brief history of the property and an explanation of his application.

Reeve Ketchum declared the public meeting closed at 10:49 a.m.

13.       QUESTION TIME CONT’D

Councillor Zanussi questioned Councillor Andrews on a number of statements that were included in his correspondence to Council. Councillor Andrews provided Council with an explanation.

14.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

17-08                                                                          Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

That By-law Number 2017-08, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 17th, 2017, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2017.

                                                                        Carried.

15.       ADJOURNMENT

17-024                                                                        Moved by Councillor Andrews

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 17, 2017, be adjourned at 10:57 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

___________________________               ___________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                                 Maryann Weaver, Clerk

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