THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Friday, September 5, 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 Acting Mayor Michael Gordon called the meeting to order at 10:00a.m.

2.    CLAUDE SIMON AND BRIAN HILL, ONTARIO HYDRO. HERBICIDE SPRAY PROGRAM, AND USE OF GARLON™ RTU

Brian Hill and Claude Simon reported to Council on the use of Garlon™ RTU including the product itself, how and why the product is used and the cost savings to Ontario Hydro.

Brian also relayed to Council that Ontario Hydro’s policy is only to spray on lands where they have received consent from the property owner.  This includes private land owners, Crown Lands and municipal lands.

3.    DOUG VOCK, CBO. SIGNAGE AT DILLON WATER ACCESS FACILITY

Council agreed with the sign referencing Dillon Cove as the name of the facility.

4.    DRAFT LAYOUTS FOR ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND PUBLIC WORKS GARAGE PLAQUES.

Staff reviewed with Committee the draft layouts which we received from Stone Studio.  Council directed staff to obtain quotes from the monument companies in the area and bring back to the next meeting for a decision.

5.    KLAUS & BIRGIT BACKES.  EXEMPTION OF ANNUAL FEES FOR LICENCE OF OCCUPATION FOR BOATHOUSE/DOCK LOCATED ON  ALVES BAY

Council reviewed the request from Mr. & Mrs. Backes and directed staff to the offer the following options:
 Keep the boathouse and dock in the current location.  Enter into the required Licence of Occupation and pay the annual fees of $1500.00; or
Remove the boathouse.  Move the dock to a location chosen by staff, enter into the required Licence of Occupation and pay the annual fees of $500.00.

Mayor Harrison joined the meeting and resumed his seat.

6.    KEVIN HUTTON, FIRE CHIEF. USE OF FIRE HALL FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES

Kevin Hutton expressed to Council his concerns about the Fire Hall being used as a recreational facility.  With the hiring of two part-time fire fighters, the day to day operations of the hall have changed and so has the parking availability, which both poses safety concerns.

Council agreed to prohibit recreational use at the Fire Hall and allow the Yoga group to use the Council Chambers.

7.    OPP BILLING FORMULA

Staff updated Council on the status of the OPP Billing Formula.  Municipalities should be receiving a bill in September and will only be an estimate.  The Base rate has dropped to $204.00 per household, but we do not know what service portion costs will be. Staff informed that OPP to deliver 2015 estimates by middle of September.

8.    DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

Mayor Harrison declared a pecuniary interest for the Waefler Family request on the revised agenda and removed himself from the discussion.  Councillor Gordon took over as Chair.

9.    WAEFLER FAMILY.  REQUEST FOR BOATHOUSE AND/OR DOCK IN ALVES BAY

Council reviewed the request from the Waeflers.  The Waefler family provided photos of the original boathouse and statements from the Alves family.

The matter was deferred.

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

10.    2014 STAFF & COUNCIL CHRISTMAS PARTY-DISCUSSION

Council approved of the 2014 Christmas Party being held at the Grand Tappattoo Resort. Staff was directed to make the necessary arrangements.

11.    EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Mayor Harrison updated Council on the proposed changes to the ambulance service that only impacts the services on the east side of the district. The proposed changes by Parry Sound who manages the service indicated that the changes would have no financial impact on the overall budget and this is crucial for the west side municipalities as they pay for a large portion of the costs for the east side of the district as it is based on assessment.

The Town due to the outcry from many of the municipalities on the east side have decided to hire a consultant to review their proposal and make recommendations of any changes if required.

12.    CLOSED SESSION

                    Moved by Councillor Konoval
                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Committee of the Whole move into a CLOSED MEETING at 12:05 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with legal matters.

                        Carried.

13.    OPEN MEETING

                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 1:04 p.m.

                        Carried.

14.    ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 1:05 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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

 

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