M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, March 12, 2012
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario


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

Council Members Absent:                    Mike Konoval
                            
Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
                       Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
            
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 Leonardo Investments Ltd. Mayor Harrison read the introduction outlining the proposed by-law and indicated that two letters of support had been received. Mayor Harrison asked if there was any one present who wished to speak on the proposed by-law.

Mr. Ariemma spoke in support of the proposed by-law amendment. Mr. Ariemma indicated that there are no sleeping quarters in the other accessory building and agreed to remove the sink from the alcove area to appease the concerns of Councillor Gordon.  

Hearing no further comments the meeting was closed at 7:12 p.m.

3.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

       REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

12-029                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                                                                                                                                                              Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 13, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

      COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

12-030                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on February 10, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

4.    BY-LAWS

        ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT C501-2012
        Concession 12, Part Lot 76 (LEONARDO INVESTMENTS LTD.)

C501-2012                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law Number C501-2012, being a By-Law to amend By-Law No C400-2000 and Zoning By-law C500-2011, The Zoning by-Law for Concession 12, Part Lot 76, Plan 42R-9114 Part 1, Plan 42R-17780 Parts 1 to 3, LOC RH 6, Parcel 9042 SS, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of March, 2012.

                            Carried.

     ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT C502-2012
     Concession 4, Part Lots 12 and 13 (PILON)

C502-2012                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number C502-2012, being a By-Law to amend By-Law No C400-2000, The Zoning by-Law for Concession 4, Part Lots 12 and 13, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of March, 2012.

                            Defeated.

5.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

       SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION SRA 2012-2
        Applicant:  Daniel & Deborah Lacock

Council discussed the issue of closing the shore road allowance and the townships policy regarding this matter as it leads to water. Council and staff were comfortable to proceed with the application.

6.     REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-031                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                                Seconded by Councillor Gordon

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

                            Carried.

7.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Murphy reported that the Library Board had accepted the proposal from FAD Architects for the renovation work on the facility.

Councillor Murphy indicated that no new meeting has been held by the Museum Board since the last Council meeting.

Councillor Larson reported on the Planning Board and a Carling application that involves studies due to the proximity of the railway. The Board raised the issue that the distance requiring studies in Carling was different than the other municipalities on the board and they wondered why.

Councillor Larson reported on the Industrial Park Board and the request by Shawanaga First Nation to haul water from the Industrial Park verses from Parry Sound. As well it was noted that the downturn in the economy may negatively impact the sewage lagoon financially.

Councillor Gordon reported that he attended the Charter launch of the Georgian Biosphere Reserve.

Councillor Gordon reported that the Park to Park Committee would be reflecting on how it should continue due to the limited financial means of the organization.

Mayor Harrison reported attending a Georgian Bay Country event and again one of the key messages was its financial difficulties and the lack of funding to properly do its work.

Mayor Harrison also reported on the successful Winter Carnival that was put on by the Recreation Committee. The carnival was well attended and the Honourable Tony Clement received a warm reception at the dinner and felt welcomed. The Recreation Committee has a number of events planned such as a Spring Dance, the creation of a softball team and fund raising campaign for a roof over the rink.

Mayor Harrison noted that the new municipal office is on track and the move should take place in April.

8.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-032                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon


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

                            Carried.

9.    OTHER BUSINESS

CITY OF GREATER SUDBURY
REQUEST FOR REGULATION OF GASOLINE PRICES

12-033                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

WHEREAS the pump price of a litre of gasoline in Parry Sound and other parts of Northern Ontario can be as high as 30% or more than Southern Ontario;

AND WHEREAS the rack price or wholesale price, the price the retail gas station owner must pay for the gas is only 2 - 4 cents per litre higher in Parry Sound and other parts of Northern Ontario than Toronto;
    
AND WHEREAS local price gouging, charging high prices at times of actual or anticipated excess demand, is not contrary to the Canadian Competition Act;

AND WHEREAS while the Ontario government can’t change international oil prices, it can eliminate gouging and provide consumers with predictability and fairness;

AND WHEREAS the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) already regulates prices for natural gas;
    
BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Township of Carling request that the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) be given the power by the Province of Ontario to impose a weekly ceiling on gas prices in order to reduce volatility and regional price differences, while encouraging competition.  And further, that the OEB also be granted the legislated power to intervene if suppliers were seen to be gouging the market;

AND FURTHER THAT this motion be sent to every municipality in Northern Ontario for endorsement, and that it be sent to FONOM, AMO, NOMA and AFMO for their immediate response and brought to the floor of AMO;

AND FURTHER THAT this motion be send to all Ontario MPPS asking for endorsement, including Minister of Energy Chris Bentley.

                        Carried.

MUNICIPALITY OF CLARINGTON
REQUEST FOR MORATORIUM ON WIND TURBINES
    AND TOWNSHIP OF BONNECHERE VALLEY
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON ENERGY PROJECTS

Council decided to defer the resolutions received from Clarington and Bonnechere Valley due to the comments made at ROMA/Good Roads Conference by the Provincial Ministers who indicated that changes to the Green Energy Act would be forthcoming and these changes could address the concerns raised in the above resolutions.

PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY

12-034                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council approve Duncan Ross’s proposal for the consulting/architectural fees for the reconstruction of a public works facility as presented to Council.

                            Carried

DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION
2012 SPRING MEETING

12-035                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following members of Council be authorized to attend the April Association meeting in Pointe au Baril; Mayor Harrison, Councillors; Murphy and Konoval.

                            Carried.
    
10.    BY-LAWS

         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
         Donald & Carolann Sawyer, Matthew Sawyer & Miranda Adams
         64 Alves Rd.
         Pt Lot 54, Concession 12

2012-06                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law Number 2012-06, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Pt Lot 54, Concession 12, Township of Carling (Sawyer), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of March, 2012.

                            Carried.

        AMENDED NEW MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS OR SPECIAL WASTE SERVICES AGREEMENT

2012-07                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2012-07, being a By-law to authorize the CAO to execute an Amended New Municipal Hazardous of Special Waste Services Agreement between Stewardship Ontario and the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of March, 2012.

                            Carried.

      PARRY SOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD AGREEMENT

2012-08                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2012-08, being a By-law to authorize the CAO to execute an Agreement between the Parry Sound Public Library Board and the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of March, 2012.

                            Carried.


11.    OTHER BUSINESS

Councillor Murphy informed Council of Deep Bay Associations concern over water quality and the CBO is researching and will provide Council with a report on the cost of implementing a septic re-inspection program.

Marilyn Derks from the Carling Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club asked Council if they could help with the MTO and MNR about getting the trail reconnected across the new proposed highway. Council recommended that a formal request and a presentation by the club be made to Council.

The CAO reported on the Mayors request for an update on the bird kill that took place in 2011 on Georgian Bay as well as the status of the cladophora algae. The MNR biologist recommended that council look at the Lake Huron Binational Partnership website regarding the ongoing impact of Quagga and Zebra Mussels on the water quality and algae blooms.

12.    CLOSED MEETING

12-036                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 8:13 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with legal matters.

                            Carried.    
    
13.    OPEN MEETING

12-037                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 8:26 p.m.

                            Carried.

14.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2012-09                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-Law Number 2012-09, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of March, 2012.

                            Carried.

15.    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 8:28 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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

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