The Corporation of the Township Carling

M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, December 12, 2011
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Gord Harrison
Councillors:  Susan Murphy, Mike Konoval, Sid Larson, Michael Gordon
        
Council Members Absent:    
                            
Staff Present:    Stephen P. Kaegi – CAO/Clerk
Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
            
1.    CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

2.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

    REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

11-136                        Moved by Councillor Murphy                                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 14, 2011, be approved.

                            Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

11-137                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on November 14, 2011, be approved.

                            Carried.

3.    DEPUTATIONS

    Michael Jones – BDO Dunwoody
    2010 Financial Statements

Mr. Jones presented the 2010 Financial Statements to Council along with the reasons for the 2009 restatements and the delay in reporting the 2010 financial results. Mr. Jones answered questions from Council regarding the financial statements and notes.

    Anna Marie Harris
    Georgian Bay Country Tourism

Ms. Harris gave Council a brief summary of the new status of Georgian Bay Country and the activities that took place in 2011. Ms. Harris also set out some of the goals for 2012 along with the financial requirements of the organization.

4.    CONSENT APPLICATIONS

    CONSENT APPLICATION B23/2011(C)
    Lots 13, Concession 4.  Application to create three new lots.
    Applicant:  Orest Kayln

11-138                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that is has no objection to Consent B23/2011(C), an application to create three new lots on Lot 13, Concession 4.  Applicant: Orest Kayln, subject to the following conditions:

1.  Payment of cash in Lieu of Parkland, being 5% of the value of the land; and
2.  That all lots comply with the Waterfront Residential 1 Zone lot requirements.

                            Carried.

5.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-139                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the Reports of the Chief Administrative Officer, as distributed.

                            Carried.

6.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval reported that he attended the recent REDAC meeting in which the matter of whether to have a Co-Chair or Vice Chair was discussed as well as the 2012 budget. The committee wanted to assure the two new members that the increase in expenditures was not due to their participation but rather the Broadband project slated for 2012.

Councillor Murphy reported that she also attended a REDAC meeting and stressed that in 2012 it is critical that Council attend the session on broadband connectivity.

Councillor Larson reported on the Planning Boards activities.

Councillor Larson attended the last Industrial Park Board meeting and informed Council that the Board was increasing the cost of a vacant lot to $10,000.

Councillor Larson also informed Council that he attended a recent Ontario Works seminar for local businesses regarding the future requirements for accessibility for private sector businesses.

Councillor Gordon expressed his thanks for those on Council and staff who organized the Christmas party.

7.    CORRESPONDENCE

    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-140                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the November 2011 Council Correspondence listing.
    
                            Carried.

8.    OTHER BUSINESS

2010 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

11-141                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling receive the 2010 Financial Statements from the BDO Dunwoody for the year ending December 31, 2010.

                            Carried.

2011-2012 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HOURS – MUNICIPAL OFFICE & TRANSFER STATIONS

11-142                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Township Council approve the recommended 2011-2012 Christmas Holiday Hours for the Municipal Office and Carling & Killbear Waste Sites.

                            Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF MUSKOKA LAKES, MUNICIPAL PLANNING AUTHORITY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

11-143                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

    WHEREAS the Township of Carling recognizes and supports the importance of appropriately located Renewable Energy Projects for the environment and for Ontario’s energy future;

AND WHEREAS municipalities have expressed their concern that the removal of municipal planning authority for Renewable Energy Projects through the Green Energy Act and Green Economy Act undermines municipalities’ ability to appropriately plan development within their borders;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Carling respectfully requests that the Province of Ontario convene a meeting with the Province’s municipalities to develop a plan to address the lack of municipal planning authority over Renewable Energy Projects in a manner that (i) is respectful of the role of municipalities as democratically elected bodies responsible for local matters; and (ii) supports the Province’s objectives for the development of renewable energy.

AND THAT staff be directed to circulate this resolution to other rural municipalities.

                            Carried.

PRIVATE MEMBERS BILL TO PAVE HIGHWAY SHOULDERS

11-144                            Moved by Councillor Konoval
                                Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    WHEREAS Muskoka MPP Norm Miller has re-introduced his private member’s bill which would enhance public safety for the motoring public and promote active transportation in Ontario;

AND WHEREAS if Mr. Miller’s bill is passed it would require a minimum one metre paved shoulder on certain provincially owned highways to improve public safety for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists alike;

AND WHEREAS studies in other jurisdictions confirm that where paved shoulders exist, accidents are drastically reduced;

AND WHEREAS there are obvious health benefits for individuals and society in general, as more opportunities are provided to cycle and walk for recreation, or for transportation;

NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Carling supports for MPP Norm Miller’s Private Members Bill to pave highway shoulders;

AND FURTHER that Council of the Township of Carling respectfully requests that all municipalities in the province of Ontario consider supporting the resolution from the Township of Carling;

    AND FURTHER that this resolution be circulated to all municipalities in Ontario.

                            Carried.

COST OF LIVING INCREASE

11-145                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval


    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a cost of living increase to Council and staff of 3.24%, effective January 1, 2012.
                            Carried.
9.    BY-LAWS

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
    Gerry Cashman, 34 Rockcliffe Dr. N.
    Lot 17, Concession C

2011-42                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

THAT By-law Number 2011-42, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 17, Concession C, Township of Carling (Cashman), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
    Donald & Helen Peats, 145 & 149 HWY 559
    Lot 12, Concession 2

2011-43                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law Number 2011-43, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 12, Concession 2, Township of Carling (Peats) , be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

AUTHORIZE BORROWING TO MEET CURRENT EXPENDITURES FOR 2012

2011-44                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law Number 2011-44, being a By-law to authorize borrowing from time to time to meet current expenditures during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

INTERIM TAX LEVY FOR 2012

2011-45                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law Number 2011-45, being a By-law to provide for an Interim Tax Levy, to Provide for the Payment of Taxes and to Provide for Penalty and Interest of 1 ¼ percent, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

ATV BY-LAW

2011-46                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law Number 2011-46, being a By-law to permit the operation of “All-Terrain Vehicles” (ATV’s) on highways under the jurisdiction of the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

AGREEMENT TO USE ROAD ALLOWANCE
    Applicant: Dean Pauser

2011-47                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-47, being a By-law to authorize the Mayor and the CAO to execute an agreement between the Corporation of the Township of Carling and Dean Pauser to use a section of unopened road allowance, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.


PARK TO PARK TRAIL ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT

2011-48                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

THAT By-law Number 2011-48, being a By-law authorize the CAO to execute an Agreement between the Township of Carling and the Park to Park Trail Association for the use of Township Property known as Shawanaga Colonization Road, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

DEBENTURE BY-LAW

2011-49                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-49, being a By-law to authorize certain Capital Works by the Township of Carling and the submission of an application to Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (OILC)for financing of such Capital Works; and to authorize the temporary borrowing from OILC to meet expenditures in connection with such works; and to authorize the long term borrowing from OILC for such works through the issue of debentures, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

10.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2011-50                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law Number 2011-50, being a Confirming By-law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of December, 2011.

                        Carried.

11.    ADJOURNMENT

11-146                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

                            Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


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

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