August 25, 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

August 25, 2017

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:

Reeve:                   Peter Ketchum

Councillors:            

Tom Lundy                      Ward 1
Greg Andrews                 Ward 1 (left at 12:54pm)

Peter Frost                      Ward 2
Gary French                    Ward 3
Ken Williams                   Ward 3
Bert Liverance                 Ward 4
David Ashley                   Ward 4       
Rick Zanussi                   Ward 4
Ian Mead                         Ward 5
Grant Walker                   Ward 6
                                                                                                                                                                 

Staff Present:         

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 9:30 a.m. and commenced with the singing of the National Anthem.

2.         DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

Reeve Peter Ketchum declared a pecuniary interest on Item # 15 (i) on the revised agenda, specifically the Springhaven Lodge Limited - Concession Road Allowance By-law. 

Councillor Greg Andrews declared a pecuniary interest on Item # 5 (i) on the revised agenda, specifically the Closed Meeting - Indemnification Request.

3.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA

17-097                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the August 25, 2017 Revised Agenda be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

4.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            Regular Meeting Of Council

17-098                                                                        Moved by Councillor Williams

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 21, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

            Committee of the Whole Meeting

17-099                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole Meeting held on July 20, 2017, be approved.

                                                                        Carried.

5.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

            BEAL, Karrie/WELSH, Wayne Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z05-17

17-100                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Zoning By-law Amendment application, deems it complete, and directs staff to process the application for a future public meeting.

                                                                        Carried.

6.         SHORE/CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCES

            HENZIE, Roy
            477 Georgian Bay Water

17-101                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    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 477 Georgian Bay Water as shown in the application and sketch submitted by Scott McKay, OLS on July 27th, 2017 and agreed to by all property owners.

                                                                        Carried.

            WAWRZONKOWSKI, Jerzy & Grazyna
            478 Georgian Bay Water

17-102                                                                        Moved by Councillor Zanussi

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 478 Georgian Bay Water as shown in the application and sketch submitted by Scott McKay, OLS on July 27th, 2017 and agreed to by all property owners.

                                                                        Carried.

            DeFRIAS, Jose
            480 Georgian Bay Water

17-103                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the stopping up, closure and conveyance of a portion of the original shore road allowance fronting 480 Georgian Bay Water as shown in the application and sketch submitted by Scott McKay, OLS on July 27th, 2017 and agreed to by all property owners.

                                                                        Carried.

7.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

17-104                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

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

                                                                        Carried.

8.         DEPUTATIONS

            Michael Granka – Lease Agreement

Michael. Granka and Laurine Emery addressed Council about the upcoming renewal of their lease agreement, requested that Council a 10 year term and 3% increase every year as opposed to the existing 5 year term and 5% yearly increase.  Mr. Granka and Ms. Emery also requested a first right of refusal on the property.

Staff was directed to speak to Bill Kennedy, who recently made a deputation to Council asking that the building and property remain with the Township, as it was built with community donations.  Staff will explore the requests and follow up with Council.

9.         REPORT OF TASK FORCES/COMMITTEES

            Nominating Committee – Appointment of Chair and Vice Chair of Human Resources Committee

17-105                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Councillor Liverance be appointed Chair of the Human Resources Committee.

                                                                        Carried.

17-106                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Councillor Lundy be appointed Vice Chair of the Human Resources Committee.

                                                                        Carried.

10.       OTHER BUSINESS

            National Seniors Day – October 1

17-107                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Andrews

WHEREAS on October 1, communities across Canada will join together to recognize National Seniors Day; and

WHEREAS seniors in the Township of The Archipelago are present in all aspects of our lives: they are our parents, our grandparents, our teachers, our volunteers, our mentors, our neighbours and our coworkers; and

WHEREAS National Seniors Day focuses on celebrating and recognizing the contributions made by seniors to better their communities, families and workplaces; and

WHEREAS every day, seniors right here in the Township of The Archipelago make a big difference and we value what they are doing;

THEREFORE, I, Peter Ketchum, Reeve of Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago, do hereby proclaim October 1, as National Seniors Day, and urge my fellow citizens to recognize the crucial role played by older Canadians in our community.

                                                                        Carried.

            Invitation to Participate in the Parry Sound District Social Services Administration Board Review

After a brief discussion, Reeve Ketchum and Councillor Zanussi agreed to attend the September 14, 2017 session.

            Ministry of Municipal Affairs.  Requirement to collect 25 signatures endorsing a candidate’s nomination.

Council discussed the challenges potential candidates would face in The Archipelago due to the small isolated population and the geographic location of our Township.

Council directed staff to draft a letter to the Ministry and circulate to members of Council for comments.

11.       PUBLIC MEETING

            Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 67 and Zoning By-law Amendment No. Z03-17 (Morel)

Reeve Ketchum called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m.  Cale Henderson, Manager of Development & Environmental Services, provided background information and summarized the application for proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment.

Mr. Henderson reported that a letter in support was received in connection to the proposed amendment.

The applicant Cathy Morel was in attendance and answered questions of Council.

Rob Muir spoke in support of the proposal, specifically the benefits that the habitat component would

Have on the Pointe au Baril community.

Reeve Ketchum declared the public meeting closed at 10:40 a.m.

Council recessed at 10:40 a.m. for a 10 minute break.

12.       OTHER BUSINESS

            AMCTO Fall Zone 7 Workshop.  October 26-27, 2017 at Grand Tappattoo Resort, Seguin.  Request for donation

17-108                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a donation to the AMCTO Fall Zone 7 Workshop in the amount of $500.00.

                                                                        Carried.

            Tom Scoon, PaBIA Board.  Habitat Initiative

Council received the correspondence and expressed thanks to Tom Scoon for their letter of support.

13.       BY-LAWS

            Crane Lake Discovery Camp-Zoning By-law Amendment
            Part Lots 32 and 33, Concession 9
            Conger

A2079-17                                                                   Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

That By-law Number A2079-17, being a By-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Parcel 25835 P.S.S.S. located in lots 32 and 33, Concession 9, in the geographic Township of Conger be read and finally passed in Open Council this 25th day of August, 2017.

                                                                                    Carried.

14.       OTHER BUSINESS

            Recruiter – Nigel Bellchamber

Council had a brief discussion, with some members expressing concerns with the process.

Council recessed for Committee of Adjustment meeting at 11:15a.m. and resumed business at 11:35a.m.

Council continued their discussion on acquiring a recruiter.  Council agreed to defer the retention of Nigel Bellchamber and directed the HR Committee to bring forward at least two more proposals for Councils’ consideration.

17-109                                                                        Moved by Councillor Zanussi

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Walker

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorize the retention of Nigel Bellchamber, to act as a recruiter for the municipality and assist with the hiring process for a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

                                                                                    Deferred.

            Appoint Interview Committee – CAO Recruitment

17-110                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Councillor Liverance, Councillor Lundy and Councillor French be appointed to the Interview Committee, for the purposes of the replacement of the CAO.

                                                                                    Carried.

15.       BY-LAWS

17-111                                                                        Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that at the request of Reeve Ketchum, Council approve Councillor Walker to take over as Chair for Item # 10 (ii) on the revised agenda.

                                                                        Carried.

Reeve Ketchum left his seat and Councillor Walker took over as Chair.

           CLOSURE & CONVEYANCE OF MUNICIPAL CONCESSION ROAD ALLOWANCE
           SPRINGHAVEN LODGE LIMITED
           32 Nares Inlet Road

17-41                                                                          Moved by Councillor Zanussi

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Mead

That By-law Number 2017-41, being a By-law to close and stop up that part of the original concession road allowance between Concessions 8 and 9, in front of Lots 44 and 45, in the geographic Township of Harrison, in the Township of The Archipelago, designated as Part 1 of Plan 42R-20722 and to sell Part 1 according to Plan 42R-20722, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 25th day of August, 2017.

                                                                                    Carried.

Council recessed for lunch at 12:01 p.m. and resumed business at 12:30 p.m.

Reeve Ketchum resumed his seat as Chair.

            Kansun, Barbara – Zoning By-law Amendment
            Island No. B-569 (Revilo Island)
            Cowper

A2073-17                                                                   Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

That By-law Number A2073-17, being a By-law to amend By-law No. A2000-07 (the Comprehensive Zoning By-law) for Island B-569 (Revilo Island), designated as Parcel 24952 P.S.S.S., in front of the geographic Township of Cowper be read and finally passed in Open Council this 25th day of August, 2017.

                                                                                    Carried.

            License Agreement – Henvey Inlet Wind GP Inc.

17-42                                                                          Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Liverance

That By-law Number 2017-42, being a By-law to authorize and execute a License Agreement between Henvey Inlet Wind GP Inc. and the Township of The Archipelago for easement over lands and rehabilitation of property, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 25th day of August, 2017.

                                                                                    Carried.

16.       OTHER BUSINESS

Reeve Ketchum reported that he received two hard cover Passion of Georgian Bay books from Tom Martin, with permission that the books be used for special occasions such as a gift to dignitaries.

Reeve Ketchum briefed Council on an inquiry he received of a potential amalgamation with the Township of Georgian Bay, reporting that there would be significant issues and many hurdles to overcome before that could be possible. 

Reeve Ketchum reported on his meeting with the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Lou Rinaldi, regarding the Township’s request for Official Plan Approval Authority.

Cale Henderson informed Council that a blue-green algae bloom may have been detected in Sturgeon Bay, reported that once confirmed by the Health Unit staff will send out the appropriate notices.

17.       CORRESPONDENCE

            Council Correspondence

17-112                                                                        Moved by Councillor Ashley

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

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

                                                                                    Carried.

18.       CLOSED MEETING

Councillor Andrews left his seat for the remainder of the meeting.

17-113                                                                        Moved by Councillor Mead

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor French

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 12:54 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2)(b)(f) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees and advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

                        i)          Indemnification Request

                                                                                    Carried.

            OPEN MEETING

17-114                                                                        Moved by Councillor Liverance

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Williams

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 1:36 p.m.

                                                                                    Carried.

19.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

17-43                                                                          Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

That By-law Number 2017-43, being a By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 25th, 2017 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 25th day of August, 2017.

                                                                                    Carried.

20.       ADJOURNMENT

17-115                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Frost

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council held on August 25, 2017, be adjourned at 1:37 p.m.

                                                                        Carried.

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