The Corporation of the Township Carling

 

M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, February 13, 2012
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

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

Council Members Absent:                    

                            
Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
            Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
            Glenn Robinson – Parry Sound Planning Board
            
1.    CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

2.    PUBLIC MEETING

A Public Meeting was held at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment Number C502-2012 for Randall and Catherine Pilon. Mayor Harrison read the introduction outlining the proposed by-law and indicated that one letter of support and one letter of opposition had been received. Mayor Harrison asked if there was any one present who wished to speak on the proposed by-law.

Mr. Gary Bauer spoke in opposition to the proposed by-law amendment and argued that the Township O.P. and Zoning By-law both are set out to preserve and protect waterfront from development such as boathouses and boat ports.

Mr. Hirsh spoke on behalf of the applicants and that the property has moved from commercial to residential use by the current owners and therefore they have reduced the impact on the waterfront.

    Hearing no further comments the meeting was closed at 7:24 p.m.

3.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

    REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

12-017                        Moved by Councillor Konoval                     

                                   Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 16, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

12-018                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on January 16, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

4.    PARRY SOUND AREA PLANNING BOARD CONSENT APPLICATIONS

CONSENT APPLICATION B22/2011(C)
Part of Lot 13, Concession 9.
Application to create one new residential lot on Woods Rd., Applicant:  Robert Buchan

Glenn Robinson gave a brief description of the proposed severance and answered Councils questions.

12-019                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it has no objection to Consent B22/2011(C), an application to create one new residential lot on Part of 13, Concession 9. (Woods Rd.). Applicant:  Robert Buchan, subject to the following condition:
    1.    A noise and vibration study;
    2.    Entrance approval; and
3.    Payment of cash in Lieu of Parkland, being 5% of the value of the land

                            Carried.

5.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION 2012-1
    Applicant:  Fritz & Johanna Glaenzel
    57 Alves Rd.

12-020                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Council agree to open a file, SRA 2012-2 being an application to close and convey shore road allowance in front of Con 12 Pt Lot 54, Plan 42M653 Pt Lot 6, Plan 42R-18612 Part 3 and Plan 42R-17840 Parts 5 to 7 and that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10.  

                            Carried.

    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION 2012-2
    Applicant:  Daniel & Deborah Lacock
    15 Inverlochy Rd. E.

12-021                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Council agree to open a file, SRA 2012-2 being an application to close and convey shore road allowance in front of Concession, Pt Lot 25, Plan 42R-12131 Part 8, Parcel 24818, and that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10.  

                            Carried.

6.     REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-022                        Moved by Councillor Gordon                                       

                                   Seconded by Councillor Larson

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

                            Carried.

    GENERATOR NEW OFFICE

12-023                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve emergency generator as recommended and priced by Greystone for a Generac propane fired generator for the new Administrative office.

                        Carried.

7.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-024                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the January 2012 Council Correspondence listing.

                            Carried.

8.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval reported on the meeting he attended with two members of the Bayview Association and their proposal to acquire the Shore Road Allowances on the various blocks.

Councillor Konoval reported on his recent CPAC meeting and the OPP indicated that the crime rate is down in Carling.

Councillor Konoval reported on the REDAC meeting that dealt with the Smart Communities initiative and the 2012 budget.

Councillor Konoval reported on the official opening of the Canadore Campus in Parry Sound.

Councillor Konoval reported on a webinar session held regarding the Smart Communities Initiative and the upcoming questionnaire to be completed.

 Councillor Murphy reported that Belvedere was undertaking a benchmarking exercise with a Home that is comparable and may look at others as required.

Councillor Murphy reported on the Library Board activities and the hiring of a consultant to look at the renewal of the existing structure.

Councillor Murphy indicated that the last Museum Board meeting was cancelled due to the inability to get a quorum.

Councillor Larson reported on the Planning Board and the impact of Provincially Significant Wetlands is having on applications, as well as the financial impact that an OMB appeal can have on the Boards budget.

Councillor Larson reported on the Industrial Park Board activities and in particular new flow meters for the Sewage Lagoon.

Councillor Larson indicated he had raised some issues with the Fire Chief over burn permits and a report should be forthcoming to Council.

Councillor Gordon reported that he was unable to attend the Planning Board meeting.

Mayor Harrison reported that during the meeting the representatives from the Bayview Association were told that there was no guarantee that Council would agree to sell the Shore Road Allowances.

Mayor Harrison also reported on the upcoming FONOM Conference and that as Parry Sound is to host the meeting in 2013 that the area municipalities would need to help sponsor an event highlighting this area.

Mayor Harrison spoke on the Industrial Park and informed Council that the Board was firm in its position on the work and costing that occurred regarding the sewage lagoon work.

9.    OTHER BUSINESS

    FINAL BUILDING PERMIT BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORT

12-025                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Chief Building Officials report dated February 13, 2012 be received for information.

                            Carried.

    2011 SURPLUS FUNDS

12-026                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    WHEREAS there may be surplus or deficit funds in various departments for 2011;

    AND WHEREAS these funds should be transferred to/from reserves for future use;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any surplus for 2011 be transferred to reserves to offset future expenditures, or if a deficit occurs, it will be offset by appropriate reserves.

                            Carried.

DEVELOPMENT OF A HABITAT REGULATION FOR SEVEN SPECIES AT RISK UNDER ONTARIO’S ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

12-027                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

    WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources is developing a Habitat Regulation for seven Species at Risk under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act;

AND WHEREAS the proposed habitat provisions for the Eastern Fox snake would protect important habitat;

AND WHEREAS the Township of Carling supports the protection of endangered and threatened species and recognized the importance and value of the endangered and threatened species;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council endorses the submission to the Ministry made by the Township of the Archipelago and requests that the Ministry partner with the Townships to assist with implementing a balance between the protection of the Eastern Fox snake and the rights of private land owners.
                            
Carried.

10.    BY-LAWS

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
    Eino Tikkanen, 18 Inverlochy Rd. E
    Pt Lot 25, Concession 1

2012-02                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2012-02, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 25, Concession1, Township of Carling (Tikkanen) , be read and finally passed in Open Council this 13th day of February, 2012.

                            Carried.


    MUNICIPAL FOREST FIRE MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT

2012-03                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2012-03, being a By-law to authorize the CAO to execute a Forest Fire Protection Agreement between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 13th day of February, 2012.

                            Carried.

RENUMERATION AND EXPENSES FOR MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES – AMENDING MILEAGE

2012-04                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2012-04, being a By-law to provide for Remuneration and Expenses for Members of Council and Municipal Employees, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 13th day of February, 2012.

                            Carried.

11.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2012-05                        Moved by Councillor Konoval                                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    THAT By-Law Number 2012-05, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 13th day of February, 2012.

                            Carried.

12.    ADJOURNMENT

12-028                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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

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