The Corporation of the Township Carling


M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

Friday, November 15, 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

1.         CALL TO ORDER

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

2.         2014 PRIORITIES - BRAINSTORMING SESSION WITH STAFF AND COUNCIL

 

Council met with management staff for a brainstorming session to develop goals and objectives for the final term of this Council.

 

3.         FRANKLIN/HUCKLEBERRY ISLAND STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

 

Joe Ryman, Public Works Superintendent reported to Council on how the program ran this summer and the costs to continue to operate.

Council directed staff to set up a meeting with the Minister to request a partnership to assist in the program.

 

4.         CHRISTMAS OPERATING HOURS FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE AND WASTE SITES

 

Council approved the proposed schedule with one amendment. Carling Transfer Station will be open December 26th, 2013. Schedule will go before Council for formal approval at the November 18th, 2013 meeting.

 

5.         CLOSED MEETING

 

                                                            Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Committee of the Whole move into a CLOSED MEETING at 12:30 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 OMB Matters.

 

                                                                        Carried.

            OPEN MEETING

 

                                                                        Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 1:08 p.m.

                                                            Carried.

6.         BEACON POINT PARK. GREG MASON.

Mr. Mason presented a preliminary plan of the Beacon Point Park. Council and staff gave some advice on changeroom/washroom facilities, docking and playground areas to aid in the design of the final draft.

7.         WATER QUALITY MONITORING REPORT & CLEAN UP FUND REQUEST - GREG MASON.

Mr. Mason completed a review of Carling’s Water Quality monitoring and reported to Council that there are no issues and that the water quality in Georgian Bay and Shebeshekong Lake is where it should be.

Council discussed with a better sampling design for 2015, which may include adding sampling to monitor phosphorus levels.

8.         DRAFT ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN. TULLOCH ENGINEERING.

Brad Laking and Chris Currie presenting to Council a Draft Asset Management Plan. They explained to Council that this plan is mandated by the Provincial government and must be completed and approved by Council by December 31, 2013. This plan is mandatory for government funding opportunities.

9.         KILLBEAR LANDFILL REMEDIATION

Joe Ryman, Public Works Superintendent reported to Council on the options being considered to extend the lifespan of the landfill site. Options being looked at are landfill mining, grinding of construction waste to the removal of the construction waste to a recycling centre in Toronto. Council directed Mr. Ryman to prepare a more detailed financial report on the various options and outlining the pro’s and con’s of each.

10.       COMPLAINT - ROCK LOCATED ON ROAD ALLOWANCE

Council reviewed the complaint and determined that the rock located on the road allowance creates no municipal issues with maintenance or safety hazards, that there is no impact on abutting neighbouring and closed the matter.

11.       TEMPORARY DOCK BY-LAW C505-2013

Council reviewed a draft by-law to rescind the Temporary Dock By-law but decided not to proceed at this time and monitor water levels over the next few months.

12.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

 

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

___________________                              ___________________________

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

 

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