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Township of Carling
The Corporation of the Township Carling

M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Friday, April 24, 2015
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

 

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

Absent with Regrets:        Terry Gilbert

Staff Present:    Donna Besman, CAO/Clerk
Maryann Weaver – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant

1.    CALL TO ORDER

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

2.    DONALD SANDERSON, CEO. WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE AND LAKELAND LONG TERM CARE.

Mr. Donald Sanderson, CEO and Jim Hanna from the West Parry Sound Health Centre provided Council with an update on the hospitals activities in 2014 and plans for 2015.

Mr. Sanderson thanked Council for their continued support to the recruitment programs.  Since last year, the hospital has recruited four new family physicians and one new general surgeon.

3.    RECREATION COMMITTEE – REQUEST APPROVAL FOR CANADA DAY EVENT

Councillor Murphy reported to Council that the Recreation Committee would like to host an old fashioned picnic fun day to celebrate Canada’s birthday in Centennial Park.  The committee plans to have music, lots of games and a barbeque.  Council approved this event.  No date has been set.


4.    CORRESPONDENCE – KATHY & TIM DYER RE: NEW K-12 SCHOOL

Council discussed the correspondence received from the Dyers regarding the new K-12 school for Parry Sound which highlighted the opportunity of incorporating a pool/recreation complex.  

5.    CORRESPONDENCE – PROPOSED SMARTCO. WPS NOT FOR PROFIT GOVERNANCE MODEL

Council discussed the draft governance model for the proposed WPS not for Profit Corporation and there was unanimous support.

Council requested that Councillor Harrison invite the WPS Smart Co. Team to a future Committee meeting to provide an update.

6.    NEW COMMITTEES – DISCUSSION

Mayor Konoval shared with Council his thoughts about striking three new Committees of Council:

Infrastructure Committee: to plan and coordinate financial plan for recreation hall, roof over the rink, old municipal building and possible nursing station.  Councillor Harrison (Chair) and Councillor Gilbert as Council representatives, along with two members from the community.

Finance Committee: to monitor the municipal finances more closely.  Councillor Crookshank (Chair) and Councillor Gilbert as Council representatives.

Roads Committee: Mayor Konoval (Chair) and Councillor Murphy as Council representatives, along with two members from the community.

Staff will seek input from Council on the mandate of these committees and will then bring forward Terms of Reference for each committee for Councils approval.

Council discussed the area Pool/Recreation Complex and agreed they would like to take a strong position on this issue.  Staff was directed to bring a resolution forward stating their position to the May 11th Council meeting.


7.    ROOF OVER RINK – DISCUSSION

Council agreed to let the Infrastructure committee discuss the roof of the rink and bring forth recommendations.

8.    BUDGET – FINAL REVIEW

Based on Councils decision at the last Committee Meeting, the CAO presented a final budget with a 2% municipal rate increase.  Overall the tax rate (including education) is a decrease of 0.078%.

9.    CLOSED SESSION

                    Moved by Councillor Murphy
                    Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING, pursuant to Section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees:

i)    CAO recruitment
ii)    vacation entitlement

10.    OPEN MEETING

                    Moved by Councillor Murphy
                    Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING.

11.    ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


__________________________        ____________________________
Mike Konoval, Mayor                         Donna Besman, CAO/Clerk

 

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