M I N U T E S    
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

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

Council Members Absent:    Councillor:        Mike Konoval
        

Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
            Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
Doug Vock – Chief Building Official
Joe Ryman – Public Works Superintendent
Kevin Hutton – Fire Chief
            
1.    CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m.

2.        TIM DYER – DAMAGE TO FOUNDATION

Mr. & Mrs. Dyer spoke to the Committee regarding their claim against Fowler Construction regarding damage to the foundation of their building on East Carling Bay Road. Mr. Dyer explained that they hired Webber Engineering to repair the foundation on the structure in question and that following the road work a crack has occurred across from this work. Mr. Dyer has raised a number of concerns regarding the report submitted by the outside firm hired by Fowler Construction.

Council recommended that that the Dyers forward their concerns regarding the report to Fowlers and request a written response. Council indicated that this is a dispute between the Dyers and Fowlers and indicated they will continue to monitor the situation.

3.    PLANNING

    PRIVATE COTTAGE RENTALS

    The planner made Council aware of a recent OMB decision regarding the rental of cottages and the implication that this activity maybe considered commercial depending on the length of the rental period.

    Council indicated that they would defer this matter until such time as the leave to appeal has been dealt with.

    DRAFT ZONING BY-LAW

    The Planner and staff went through the proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law as a result of public input and sought Council direction on various items.

    Council made changes to the proposed changes to the uses permitted in the various Commercial Zones.

    Committee recessed for lunch.

4.    GREYSTONE

    TOWNSHIP OFFICE

    The installer for the Geothermal System spoke to Council and explained the design of the system and its various features. The operational saving was discussed and would be in the area of fifty percent. The CAO indicated that he had spoken to two existing system users provided by the installer as well as service providers in the area.

    The installer agreed to provide data showing the projected cost savings verses a conventional system.

    Council agreed to proceed with the geothermal proposal.

    The installer for the proposed Fast Septic System, Kirby Hall explained the system and its cost verses a traditional bed system. After a lengthy discussion and Council’s review of potential future expansion needs they determined that they would proceed with a traditional septic system.

    The final item discussed was the concept of a central metering system and the required size of a generator to power the various building. Council directed staff to review the power needs of the various buildings and work with the Architect Duncan Ross.

5.    PUBLIC WORKS

    MUNICIPAL SIGN FOR HWY 400

Council reviewed the sign proposals and gave direction to the Public Works Superintendent to proceed with the concept agreed to by Council.

    ATV’S ON MUNICIPAL ROADS

Council discussed the matter and directed the Public Works Superintendent to provide a report on the potential issues in surrounding municipalities who permit them on municipal roads. A draft by-law is to be prepared.

CARLING CROWN LAND STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM – YEAR END REPORT

    Council deferred this item to the November Committee meeting.

6.    FIRE DEPARTMENT

CANADIAN COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

The Fire Chief reported on the proposed Agreement with the Canadian Coast Guard and the potential benefits and impacts that such an agreement might have on the fire service.

Council agreed to proceed with the agreement.

8.    CLOSED MEETING

    Moved by Councillor Murphy
    Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 3:22 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with property and legal matters.

                            Carried.    

OPEN MEETING

                            Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 3:31 p.m.

                            Carried.
    

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


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

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