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The Corporation of

 

the Township Carling

M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Friday, February 6, 2015
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

Council Members Present:    Mayor:   Mike Konoval
Councillors:   Gord Harrison, Susan Murphy, Terry Gilbert, Steven Crookshank

Staff Present:    Maryann Weaver – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
                       Doug Vock – C.B.O./Operational Manager
                      Joe Ryman – Public Works Superintendent

1.    CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

2.    FRANKLIN ISLAND STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM

Dan Duggan, Area Supervisor of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) provided a brief update on the Ministry of Natural Resources transformation plan, which is now in its 3rd and final year.  Mr. Duggan summarized for Council the meeting he had with Mayor Konoval and Township staff regarding Carlings current Franklin Island Stewardship program and reported that the Ministry is now in a position to assist with the program and would like to work together to establish long-term plans for Franklin Island and Huckleberry Island.

Staff was directed to meet again with MNR staff to finalize what resources the Ministry can allocate to the program and report back at the March meeting.

3.    HIRING OF SUMMER STUDENTS

Joe Ryman reviewed with Council his recommendation for hiring of staff for the 2015 summer season.

Mr. Ryman reported that the budget he proposed was in line with the level of service provided from previous years and with legislative requirements from the Ministry of Environment.

Council expressed some concerns about the rate of pay of the students and that the overall proposed budget was high.  Council directed staff to look for ways to reduce the budget by at least 20%.  Council agreed to review the over-all waste site operations in the fall.

4.    ONTARIO COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND (OCIF) – DILLON BRIDGE

Council approved the recommendation of the Public Works Superintendent to use the $25,000. OCIF funding towards the repairs to the guard rails on the Dillon Bridge.

5.    NEW MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTES SERVICES AGREEMENT – AMENDING AGREEMENT

Council approved the Amending Agreement and directed staff to bring the By-law forward to the February Council meeting.

6.    SNUG HARBOUR CO-OPERATIVE CORPORATION – REQUEST FOR BEAR PROOF GARBAGE CONTAINER AT SNUG HARBOUR DOCK AND CULVERT CONCERNS

Council reviewed the requests from the Snug Harbour Co-op.

Staff was directed to respond to the Snug Harbour Co-op. and advise them that their request for a bear proof garbage container is not feasible but that the Township will be exploring ways to control and minimize the damage to the creek bed which is caused by the flow of water from the beaver dams.

7.    HYDRO ONE SPRAYING ON EAST AND WEST CARLING BAY RD.

Staff informed Council that Hydro will be conducting vegetation maintenance, which includes the spraying of Garlon, along East and West Carling Bay Rd.

8.    UPDATE ON SNOW PLOW INCIDENT

Staff updated Council of the status of the snow plow incident.

Tim Schneider is off with a broken collar bone.

The Township insurance will be covering the replacement or cost of damages to the McDougall Township Truck.  Staff is waiting for the second appraiser to assess the damages.

9.    WATER QUALITY COMMITTEE - UPDATE FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Staff advised Council that it was the consensus of the Water Quality Committee to continue with the testing.

Council agreed that the continuation of the monitoring was important.  Staff was directed staff to contact Greg Mason at the Georgian Bay Biosphere to assist with the 2015 testing.

10.    DISCUSSION ON FAIRNESS OF REPRESENTATIVES ON AREA BOARDS

Council discussed the structure of the Belvedere Height Home for the Aged and District of Social Services Boards and agreed that the representation appears unfair.  

Council directed staff to contact the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to get more information on what formula is used to decide on the number of representatives each municipality is allowed and explore the possibility of reviewing the governing legislation.  Staff was also asked to notify all municipalities involved to get their views on the matter.

11.    FUTURE COUNCIL MEETING STRUCTURE

Council set the following dates for additional Council Committee meetings:
    
    Wednesday, February 18th at 9:00am
    Friday, March 27 at 9:00am
    Friday, April 24 at 9:00am

12.    ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 11:24 a.m.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


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Mike Konoval, Mayor                          Maryann Weaver, Deputy Clerk

 

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