TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Friday, July 11, 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

Prior to the regular Council Committee meeting, Council met as Committee of Adjustment to consider a Minor Variance Application.

1.    CALL TO ORDER

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

2.    SPECIAL GUESTS.

Mayor Harrison welcomed special guests Chloe Davis, Abby Graziotto and Emma Mintz to the meeting.

                    Moved by Councillor Larson
                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

WHEREAS Chloe Davis, Abby Graziotto and Emma Mintz were all winners in the “Why I Love Carling” contest held at the 2014 Winter Carnival;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council honour them by appointing Chloe Davis as “Mayor for the Day” and Abby Graziotto and Emma Mintz “Councillors for the Day”.

                    Carried.

3.    DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

Mayor Harrison declared a pecuniary interest for item 2 under Planning on the revised agenda and left the room.  Councillor Gordon took over as Chair.

4.    WAEFLER FAMILY.  REQUEST FOR BOATHOUSE OR DOCK IN ALVES BAY

Chris Waefler attended on behalf of the Waefler Family and explained to Council the history of the Alves Farm, including a dock that was located in Alves Bay at the time of their purchase.  The Waefler family is asking Council to resume the right to keep a dock and advised Council that they would agree to sign a Licence of Occupation with the Township.

Staff was directed to investigate and bring back to a future meeting.

Mayor Harrison returned to the meeting and resumed his position as Chair.

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

Staff reported to Council that the subject land is not owned by the Township.  Because the fill was placed on these lands, they are still owned by the Crown.  Staff was directed to assist Mr. Themer with his request to the MNR.

6.    CLEAR BAGS AT WASTE SITES.  MARILYN DERKS, BEL-AIR COTTAGES

Marilyn Derks relayed to Council the difficulties of using clear bags at her commercial resort and asked that Council consider excluding Commercial property owners from the mandatory clear bag policy.

7.    GARBAGE DUMP RULES AND POLICY ENFORCEMENT.
JOE CACCAMO, INVERLOCHY RESORT

    Council reviewed the letter received by Mr. Caccamo.

Staff reported to Council that as part of the large amount of funds the Township receives from Waste Diversion Ontario, the Township is required to enforce the recycling policies in the current by-law which was passed in 2008.  It was also reported that the Ministry of Environment monitors our sites and they do have the authority to close down a site if the Township is not meeting their requirements.

Council directed Staff to continue moving forward with the policy but only encourage the use of clear bags.  Staff is to draft a new by-law and present to next Council.

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

Mr. Tripp is requesting road maintenance over a portion of road that he claims was once maintained by the Township.

Staff was directed to investigate the history of the portion of road in question and confirm whether it is a Township road or a privately maintained portion of Remy Bay Rd.

9.    PUBLIC WATER ACCESS BY-LAW

Staff updated Council on the amendment to the Public Water Access By-law which dealt with the number of parking passes issued to residents and the parking location on Remy Bay Rd.

10.    SAIL PARRY SOUND INC.

Council agreed to a donation to Sail Parry Sound Inc. in the amount of $2,500.00, to be paid over 5 years.  

11.    CANADA POST

    No update.

12.    ONTARIO BY BIKE NETWORK APPLICATION

Council agreed to a donation in the amount of $ 250.00 to the Parry Sound Area Active Transportation Committee to support the Ontario By Bike Application.

13.    2013 CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MICHAEL JONES, BDO

Mr. Jones from BDO Dunwoody the Townships auditor presented to Council the 2013 Financial Statements. Mr. Jones went through the financial statements and noted areas of interest and then answered questions of Council.

14.    2014 BANK PROPOSALS

Staff presented to Council the tenders that were received.  Staff recommended TD Canada Trust which was approved.  Resolution will be brought forward to the July Council meeting.

15.    OPP BILLING FORMULA – DISCUSSION

Council discussed the study for a local police force that will be conducted by MPM Consulting Services and agree to participate with Seguin Township and the Township of the Archipelago.


16.    INTERNET VOTING PROJECT

The University of Toronto is conducting an Internet Voting Project and is asking Municipalities if they are willing to participate in a study after the 2014 election.  Council agreed to allow staff to take part.

17.    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 2:35 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with OMB matters and legal matters.

                        Carried.

18.    OPEN MEETING

                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 2:56 p.m.

                    Carried.

19.    ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 2:59 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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

 

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