TOWNSHIP OF CARLING
M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Friday, August 8, 2014
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

 

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

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.  LEEANN LEDUC.  MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES.

Leanne Leduc updated Council on the expected deer population.  This year’s study is not complete yet, but MNR staff expects the numbers to be low due to the severe winter.  Ms. Leduc also noted that there will be a significant decrease in hunting tags issued this fall.

Ms. Leduc provided information on the local bear activity.  Council was updated on the 2 year pilot project which reinstates the spring bear hunt in Northern Ontario, but does not include the District of Parry Sound. The project was initiated due to a high number of human/bear conflicts.  The areas were chosen based on the highest number of bear calls.

3.  UPDATE TO PARKING BY-LAW

Staff updated Council on an error in the current Parking of Motor Vehicles on Highways By-law.  The by-law designates Sawdust Bay Road South as a No Parking Area.  The by-law should include the entire road, Sawdust Bay Road North.

4.  ROADSIDE TRIMMING

Staff requested some direction from Council after receiving a complaint from a ratepayer concerned about the impact of early road side cutting on the monarch butterfly which relies on the milkweed plant to both feed on and lay eggs on through the months of July and August.

Due to the importance of safety Council decided to continue cutting in July for public safety, including deer, turtles and snakes.

Staff was directed to encourage concerned ratepayers to grow milkweed on their own property where it does not impact road safety.

5.  REQUEST FOR ILLUMINATION.  HWY 559 & NOBEL RD.

Staff reviewed with Council a draft letter to the Ministry of Transportation to once again request that the Ministry install a light at the intersection of Hwy 559 and Nobel Rd.

Township Staff submitted a request in September 2012 but was denied.

Township staff to investigate the costing for illumination at Carling Bay Road East and Hwy. 559 and report back to Council.

6.  PROCEDURAL BY-LAW

Council reviewed the draft by-law and decided to defer its passing until after the municipal election.

7.  RAISE THE ROOF/BUY A BRICK CAMPAIGN

Council discussed the current Buy A Brick Campaign and asked staff to provide them with copies of the original costing estimates and design plans.  Council wants to review the initial design plans to ensure that it will meet the future potential requirements of the municipality.

8.    KEITH TRIPP. REQUEST TO APPLY GRAVEL AND GRADE TO PORTION OF REMY BAY RD

Staff reported to Council that they were unable to locate any documentation supporting Mr. Tripps’ claim that the portion of road at the end of Remy Bay Rd. was ever maintained by the Township.

Council directed staff to seek legal advice.

9.    CARLING/TOA SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT

Council deferred the discussion on the new draft Inter-Municipal Agreement until after the municipal election.


10.    BACKES AGREEMENT

    Letter circulated from Backes to Council regarding lease for dock.

11.    CLOSED SESSION

                    Moved by Councillor Larson
                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Committee of the Whole move into a CLOSED MEETING at 1:37 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with and legal matters.

                        Carried.

12.    OPEN MEETING

                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 1:52 p.m.

                        Carried.

13.    ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 1:54 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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

 

 

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