M I N U T E S
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Council Chambers

2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario 

Council Members Present:      Mayor:   Gord Harrison

Councillors:                                         Susan Murphy, Michael Gordon

Council Members Absent:       Councillor:    Mike Konoval (present from 9:55  to 11:00 am)

                                                                Sid Larson

Staff Present: Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant

Doug Vock – Chief Building Official

Joe Ryman – Public Works Superintendent

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 9:20 a.m.

2.         PLANNING

AGREEMENT TO USE ROAD ALLOWANCE

Applicants:  Orest Kalyn et al

CLOSED MEETING

Moved by Councillor Murphy

Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:22 a.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with legal matters.

Carried.

OPEN MEETING

Moved by Councillor Gordon

Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:53 a.m.

Carried.

Councillor Konoval took his seat.

3. DUNCAN ROSS.  NEXT STEPS FOR BUILDING PROJECT

Mr. Ross presented Council with a variety of issues and process options available and Council asked that Mr. Ross come back with a financial proposal for Phase I the municipal office with his costing.

Council asked staff to arrange a special meeting to go over the building requirements.

Councillor Konoval left the meeting.

4. REPRESENTATIVE FROM MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION

HWY 69/400 CHANGEOVER

Mike Pearsall and Anthony Akomah from the North Bay Office of the Ministry of Transportation discussed with Council the various issues of the transfers underway and the next Phase of the Highway Construction.

The roads being delegated are part of Marsh Lake Road and then the old section of Hwy 69 and the new section under construction to the new interchange of Hwy 559. Council discussed the old section of road that crossed Sly Creek to the new portion of Hwy 559. The Township informed MTO that they were now in agreement to assuming the land upon the MTO decommissioning the road, installing a berm and covering all costs. The Ministry indicated that there were no entrance permits along this section of road and therefore no property owner has any rights to demand access.

MTO asked if Carling was receptive to the inclusion of a bicycle lane on the section of Nobel Road being transferred to the Township of Carling. Council agreed to the request.

Staff asked if there was an excess or surplus MTO lands between Shebeshekong Road and the new interchange at Hwy 400/69. Ministry staff stated that they had checked with their property section and that there are no surplus lands.

            Ministry staff spoke on the cost of the new bridge being assumed by the Township to construct today is approximately $1.6 million and they outlined the various maintenance costs and cycle for this type of structure. The lifespan of the bridge is projected to last 75 years.

The issue of the snake fencing was discussed with the Ministry indicating that the cost is $50/metre. The Ministry stated clearly that the maintenance agreement is between the MTO and the MNR and this agreement can not be transferred to the Township.

The Ministry then talked about the new section of Highway to be built and its tentative time line. During this discussion the Hoover Property was discussed and the Ministry is still working out the final land acquisition.

  1. RON BLACK, MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Ron Black with the MNR spoke to Council regarding the deer population in Carling and the potential reasons for seeing more deer in specific areas. The population is on the rise due to the mild winters we have recently experienced however the Ministry believe that the culling is keeping the population fairly stable. Human activity especially winter feeding is having an impact on the deer patterns and could lead to increased traffic issues.

PUBLIC WORKS

  1. INVERLOCHY ROAD IMPROVEMENT REPORT

A discussion took place regarding any potential upgrades required and the only section is along the pond where the road needs to be elevated and blasting required too improve water drainage.

Council directed staff to get better costing estimates for the work and they felt that the developer should pay for these upgrades.

2.         RELOCATION OF BOTH TRANSFER STATIONS

A brief discussion took place regarding this proposal and Council asked that the P.W.S. provide more financial information on costs and potential savings as well as the impact on service levels.

3.         MUNICIPAL DECORATIVE SIGN

Brief discussion held on the decorative sign and its content. Council settled on Welcome to the Township of Carling.

INVERLOCHY CONDOMINIUM - DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

Council discussed the proposed agreement and determined that the property owners on Burnt Point should not have to pay for upgrades under this development proposal but should they decide to build a road at their expense that they be given rights of way and belong to the Road Association.

Council listened to comments from Joe Caccamo the developer and Errol Alexander representing Deep Bay Association regarding the proposed agreement. Mr. Alexander raised specific concerns with sections dealing with the septic systems and the wording in the Agreement verses the wording in the OMB decision.

Council directed staff to consult with the Township lawyer to see if any changes were required and if possible add some of the wording from the OMB decision to the Agreement around the septic clauses.

Staff requested to have the by-law if possible ready for Council on July 11, 2011.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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

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Nobel, Ontario
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