|Committee of the Whole - Committee of the Whole Minutes|
The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago
March 9, 2017
9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario
Council Members Present:
Reeve: Peter Ketchum
Greg Andrews Ward 1
Council Members Absent: Councillors: Tom Lundy Ward 1
Stephen Kaegi – CAO
1. CALL TO ORDER
Councillor Ashley called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
2. FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Stephen Kaegi reported that the Township did not receive the funding for Skerryvore Road, but the subdivision roads will be completed, and three culverts will be replaced on the main road.
Wendy Hawes provided a summary of the 2017 budget amendments, which indicates a 1% increase in the south and a 2.42% increase in the north. This excludes the OPP levy as it will have its own separate levy. Once the education tax has been received, staff will bring a by-law forward for approval.
No issues were raised.
Joe Villeneuve and Gary Joice summarized each of the draft bylaws; open burning, fireworks, noise and parking.
After some discussion around the draft fireworks by-law, the Committee agreed to the proposed draft, but requested that staff ensure a communication about the by-law be sent out to all ratepayers.
The Committee recessed at 2:31p.m. for a 10 minute break.
Henvey Wind Project Update (discussion)
Joe Villeneuve provided an update, reporting that Henvey Wind Inlet is now receptive to the proposal to integrate fibre optic internet into the proposed power transmission corridor. This news allows the WPS Smart Co. to move forward with a funding application in support of the concept. In addition to the Township’s support of the funding application, the Committee agreed in principal to support WPS Smart as a financial guarantor to the application, as per the funding program requirement.
3. PLANNING AND BUILDING
Georgian Bay Land Trust - Zoning By-law Amendment Application
Cale Henderson summarized the application, including the request for a $1000.00 donation to recoup the application fees.
Staff was directed to bring a resolution forward to the March Council meeting.
Public Lands Act Update
Cale Henderson provided an update on the amendments to the Public Lands Act.
Planning Tariff of Fees
The Committee discussed the proposed updated tariff of fees. The Committee was in agreement will all the changes, except the increase to the application for Official Plan Amendment.
Building Fees Review
Rob Farrow provided a review of the existing building permit fee schedule, reporting that the Township is on par with the surrounding municipalities and that the existing fee structure remain the same for 2017. The Committee was in agreement.
Ontario Parks. Public Notice, Pete’s Place Access Parking Upgrade
The Committee discusses the proposal. Concerns were raised around additional parking and the potential increase of campsites.
Staff was directed to send a letter to Ontario Parks, highlighting the Committee’s concerns and ensure that the Cottage Associations and Friends of the Massasauga were sent a copy of the notice.
4. PUBLIC WORKS
Roads General Update
Stephen Kaegi provided general roads updates, including that there will be three critical culverts replaced on Skerryvore Rd. in August, and that the subdivision roads will have all necessary culverts replaced, and will be resurfaced with work taking place between May and July.
Waste/Recycling General Update
Stephen Kaegi provided general waste updates, including that staff will be speaking to Chantler Barging regarding the impact of the swing bridge and approaching Marina’s about usage if necessary due to closure.
Facilities General Update
Stephen Kaegi provided general facilities updates, including that staff have begun pricing for the portable office at the shop and that staff are still waiting for the Engineers report on the beams at the PAB Community Centre.
Councillor Williams provided a brief report on the OGRA Conference.
The Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council
The Committee discussed the request and agreed to a donation in the amount of $1000.00.
Staff was directed to bring a resolution forward to the March Council meeting for approval of the donation, and to invite Eric McIntyre to come speak to Council at a future meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 4:07 p.m.
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