April 20, 2017 Committee of the Whole Minutes
Committee of the Whole - Committee of the Whole Minutes

The Corporation of the Township of The Archipelago


    M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

April 20, 2017

9 James Street, Parry Sound, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:

Reeve:                   Peter Ketchum

Councillors:            

Greg Andrews                 Ward 1 (left at 4:05pm)
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
Grant Walker                   Ward 6 (arrived at 10:25am)                                                    

 

Staff Present:         

Stephen Kaegi – CAO
Maryann Weaver - Clerk
Joe Villeneuve - Manager of Corporate Services
Cale Henderson - Manager of Development & Environmental Services
Mike Kearns - Manager of Operational Services

1.         HUMAN RESOURCES

            Closed Meeting

                                                                                    Moved by Councillor Liverance

                                                                                    Seconded by Reeve Ketchum

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Human Resources Committee move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:02 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2)(b) 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.

                              i)        Human Resource Matters

                                                                        Carried.

            Open Meeting

                                                                                    Moved by Councillor Frost

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Lundy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Human Resources Committee move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 10:16 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

2.         FINANCE AND ADMINSTRATION

            Closed Meeting

                                                                        Moved by Councillor French

                                                                        Seconded by Councillor Zanussi

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Finance and Administration Committee move into a CLOSED MEETING at 10:26 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2)(e)(f) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, to deal with litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board, and advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

                        i)          Park Assessment Appeal

                                                                        Carried.

            Open Meeting

                                                                        Moved by Councillor Lundy

                                                                        Seconded by Councillor Liverance

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Finance and Administration Committee move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 11:08 a.m.

                                                                        Carried.

            WPS Smart funding submission

Joe Villeneuve updated the Committee on request for support from the WPS Smart Committee pertaining to the Connect to Innovate funding submission.

Lis McWalter presented the Committee with the specific details of the project and application process.

Staff was directed to bring forward a resolution to the April Council meeting.

3.         PLANNING AND BUILDING

            Crane Lake Discovery Camp – Official Plan Amendment No 65 & Zoning By-law Amendment Z03-16

Cale Henderson summarized the application, recommending that Council approve the draft Official Plan Amendment and forward it to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for final approval.

Staff was directed to bring the by-law forward to the April Council meeting.

            Lakeshore Marine Ltd. (Ramolla) – Site Plan Development Application

Cale Henderson reviewed the site plan development application to permit the construction of a storage building.

Staff was directed to bring the by-law forward to the April Council meeting.

            Morel, Robert and Cathy – Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment

Cale Henderson summarized the proposal to create two new residential non-waterfront lots fronting on a private road.

Staff was directed to bring a resolution forward to the April Council meeting.

            Amendment Public Lands Act & Regulations

Cale Henderson summarized the key changes to the regulations.

Staff was directed to provide comments to the Environmental Registry supporting the proposed changes.

The Committee recessed for lunch at 12:10 p.m. and resumed business at 1:00 p.m.

The Committee recessed for a meeting of the Planning Board at 1:00 p.m. and resumed business at 1:27 p.m.

4.         PLANNING AND BUILDING

            Official Plan Review – Métis Nation of Ontario Comments

The Committee discussed the comments that were received and agreed to maintain status quo but provide a reference in the Official Plan to recognize Métis heritage. Staff was directed to communicate this decision to the Metis Nation of Ontario.

5.         ENVIRONMENT

            Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program Report – 2016 Results

David Bywater provided a brief update on the 2016 water quality monitoring program.

            Township & Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) Partnership – 2018 Planning

Cale Henderson reported that the agreement with GBBR ends this year and requested that a sub-committee be established to develop a plan for the GBBR/Archipelago partnership for 2018 and beyond. The Committee was in agreement.

The Committee recessed at 2:50 p.m. for a 10 minute break.

6.         FINANCE AND ADMINSTRATION

            Budget Discussions

Wendy Hawes summarized the final budget numbers which indicates a 0% increase in the south and 1% tax increase in the north.

Staff was directed to bring the by-law forward to the April Council meeting.

            Revised boat mileage re-imbursement policy

The Committee discussed the proposed amendment. The Committee agreed on 5 times the re-imbursement on boat mileage of $2.25/km, which is based on 5 times the vehicle mileage rate.

            Draft Fireworks By-law

The Committee reviewed the final draft of the Fireworks By-law.

Staff was directed to bring the by-law forward to the April Council meeting.

            Draft Outdoor Burning By-law

The Committee reviewed the final draft of the Burning By-law.

Staff was directed to bring the by-law forward to the April Council meeting.

            Legal Update

No issues were raised.

            Emergency Services Information

Councillor Liverance raised the issue of emergency services within the Township. After a brief discussion, staff was directed to contact the relevant agencies to arrange a meeting with Council to discuss the service of 9-1-1 and just how it functions in The Archipelago.

7.         PUBLIC WORKS

            Update on Nursing Station/Ambulance Base

Mike Kearns reported that the contractors are continuing to finish the interior of the building, but that the building is now occupied by both organizations.

            Abandoned Docks

Mike Kearns reported on proposed options on how to deal with the issue of abandoned docks. Staff was directed to craft a communication to ratepayers that highlights this issue, with an explanation on how ratepayers can properly dispose of their docks.

Staff was also directed to contact DFO and MNRF to inquire on how they handle discarded docks.

            2016 PAB Community Centre Water System Report

This matter was deferred to the May meeting.

            Canada Day 150 Update

Councillor Lundy provided an update on the Pointe au Baril Canada Day 150.

Staff was directed to confirm Norm Miller and Tony Clements attendance to finalize the schedule for the day.

            Waste Operations North and South

Mike Kearns reported that the barge operator has options should the Wasauksing Bridge be closed.

            General Update – Construction and Maintenance

Mike Kearns reported that the staff will begin ditching and replacing culverts on Skerryvore Rd. and construction on North and South Road Road is moving ahead.

            Proposed Amendments to Sign By-law

Mike Kearns reported on the proposed amendments to the Sign By-law. The final draft will come before the Committee at a future meeting.

8.         ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

___________________________               ___________________________

Peter Ketchum, Reeve                                 Maryann Weaver, Clerk

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