The Corporation of the Township Carling


M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Friday, October 11, 2013

Council Chambers

2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

Council Members Present:                       Mayor:                        Gord Harrison

Councillors:                                                                          Susan Murphy

                                                                                                Sid Larson

                                                                                                Michael Gordon

                                                                                                Mike Konoval

Staff Present:            Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

                                    Maryann Weaver – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant

Joe Ryman – Public Works Superintendent

1.         CALL TO ORDER

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

2          DILLON DOCK, SNUG HARBOUR DOCK AND PENGALLY BAY DOCK. MEETING WITH STAKEHOLDER/USER GROUPS.

Present for the discussion were: Greg Mason and Tim Dyer, Whitesquall, Terry Gilbert, Snug Harbour Marina, Wendy Reichenbacher, Killbear Marina, Sue Ostertag, Dillon Cove Marina & Resort, Jeremy Gawen and Sheila Tierney, West Carling Association, and Stella Weir and Lynn Atkinson, Pengally Bay Association.

The focus of the discussion was the congestion that is occurring at the Dillon, Snug Harbour and Pengally Docks in the busy summer months. It was agreed upon by the participants that the main reason for the congestion was the amount of time and space kayakers use while loading and unloading at the docks. The other concern was the limited parking and misuse of the parking.

Some ideas to alleviate the problems were brought forward to Council such as; separate loading areas for kayakers, better signage at docks, increase by-law enforcement, including fees for parking tickets, have staff manage sites, direct kayakers to another location to launch from etc.

Council agreed to strike a Committee to be made up of staff, a member of Council and some stakeholders to investigate options and formulate a plan to resolve the issues.

3.         JEREMY GAWEN. SNUG HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE

           

Jeremy Gawen expressed to Council that the West Carling Association is willing to partner with the Township on the operation of Snug Harbour Lighthouse.

 

4.         HAROLD THEMER. REQUEST FOR A LICENCE OF OCCUPATION (DOCK) FOR EXCHANGE OF LAND.

          

Mr. Themer reported to Council that he is now leasing his large storage building, located in the Industrial Park, to a new manufacturing company. He explained that he now requires a new building on his Marina property to store his boats. To assist with the cost of a new building, he plans to sell a vacant property. The property to be sold is located on Bayview Dr. and does not have water access.

He is requesting that Council grant him a Licence of Occupation for a dock to be located on Township lands, which are located directly across the road from his property that is up for sale, in exchange for land (portion of Bayview Dr. that is located on his property).

Council directed staff to seek advice from our solicitor and bring matter back to Council.

5.         STRATEGIC PLAN

Mayor Harrison spoke to Council about the decision to leave the developing a Strategic Plan for the next Council. He suggested that plan of priorities be developed for the final year of this term of Council.

Council directed staff to set up a brainstorming session with Council and Staff.

6.         COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

Mayor Harrison will be stepping down from the Industrial Park Board and will be suggesting to the Board that Councillor Larson become Vice Chair. Councillor Konoval will be taking Mayor Harrison’s seat.

Councillor Gordon will be stepping down from the Park to Park Trail Committee and Councillor Konoval will be taking his seat.

7.         FUTURE OF CARLING FIRE HALL

            Council reviewed various options for the future of the Fire Hall.

 

Council directed the CAO and Chief Hutton to meet with the Architect and bring back some more specific options for Council to review.

8.         2014 COUNCIL/COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

           

            Council approved proposed schedule.

9.         SWIM PROGRAM 2010-2013

Council and staff discussed the increasing cost and declining registrations of the swim program, including ideas to offset the costs such as; hours of lessons, increased advertising (Spring Newsletter) and the possibility of partnering with McDougall Township’s program.

10.       HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE 2010-2013

Council expressed concerns of the increasing costs to run the Household Hazardous Waste Day when Carling residents have access to the MacFarlane site in Parry Sound from April to October.

11.       CLOSED MEETING

 

                                                            Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Committee of the Whole move into a CLOSED MEETING at 1:53 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with legal and matters regarding Alves Boathouses and OMB Matters.

 

                                                                        Carried.

            OPEN MEETING

 

                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 2:05 p.m.

                                                            Carried.

10.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Meeting adjourned at 2:06 p.m.

 

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

___________________                      _                      ___________________________

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

 

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