The Corporation of the Township Carling


 

M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Friday, January 11, 2013
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Gord Harrison
Councillors:                   Susan Murphy, Michael Gordon, Sid Larson,  Mike Konoval

Council Members Absent:    Councillor:        
        

Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
Wendy Hawes – Treasurer
Ray Hachigian – CBO Township of The Archipelago

1.    CALL TO ORDER

    The Mayor called the meeting to order at 10:00 p.m.


2.    TONY BRULL & ANNE HAINES, MPAC-KILLBEAR PARK ASSESSMENT REDUCTION


Mr. Brull and Anne Haines spoke to Council regarding the new assessment methodology developed and used by MPAC for assessing Provincial Parks. MNR representatives were present Rick Hornsby, Matt Gibson and Rose Wayland who spoke on behalf of the two parks located in the Township.
Mr. Brull explained the increase in Killbear and the reduction to the Limestones for 2013 taxation year. Mr. Brull also informed Council that at this time the two parks are proposed to go to exempt in 2014 thus the Township would not receive any P.I.L funds.

Council thanked MPAC for its presentation and indicated that they would discuss this matter with staff later on the repercussions such a classification would make and what actions may be necessary to take.


3.    LIGHTHOUSE SURVEY-STRUCTURAL/ASSEMBLY ASSESSMENTS

Ray Hachigian presented the report prepared by Joseph Ball with MPS on the lighthouses located in Carling Township. Through the site visits both Jones and Red Rock have been deemed too costly to recommend consideration, however Snug Harbour is still in a reasonable condition for Council to consider.

Council accepted the report and asked the CAO to look at the next steps for Snug Harbour Lighthouse.  


4.    LIS MCWALTER, REDAC – STATUS OF WPS SMART COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

Ms. McWalter informed Council on the status of the Smart Communities Initiative being pursued by REDAC. A brief update on the activities and work to date on the initiative was given to Council as well as the tentative future direction that the initiative will take as REDAC’s work unfolds. REDAC sees this initiative as critical for the economic wellbeing of the area and communities. Council was informed that the Smart Community business plan should be ready for presentation to REDAC and its partners by late spring of 2013.

5.    SET COUNCIL PRIORITIES

Council had a general discussion on what they see as priorities over the next two years of their mandate. Items identified were as follows; developing a Capital Plan, further exploration of inter-municipal agreements, economic, cultural and recreational development, current and future services, social considerations and financial responsibility.


6.    CLOSED MEETING

                   Moved by Councillor Gordon
            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a closed meeting at 1:24 p.m. to discuss legal matters dealing with the Park.

            Carried.


7.    OPEN MEETING

                   Moved by Councillor Murphy
            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into an open meeting at 1:55 p.m.

            Carried.

8.    RECREATION/PARKS

Council had a brief discussion regarding the proposed Beacon Point Parkette and the use of the GBBR in its development to ensure that it stays environmentally friendly.

9.    TOWNSHIP COMMITTEES

Council discussed the structure and composition of various committees of Council such as Remembrance Day, Celebrate Carling among others.    

10.    ADJOURNMENT


TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


___________________        ___________________________
Gord Harrison, Mayor            Stephen P. Kaegi, CAO/Clerk

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Nobel, Ontario
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