The Corporation of the Township Carling

M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, December 17, 2012
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Gord Harrison

Councillors:        Michael Gordon, Mike Konoval, Sid Larson, Susan Murphy

Council Members Absent:            
                            
Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
                           Glenn Robinson – Parry Sound Planning Board
            
1.    CALL TO ORDER

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


2.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

 REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

12-146                        Moved by Councillor Konoval                                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

 NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 12, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

12-147                        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 9, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

3.    PARRY SOUND AREA PLANNING BOARD CONSENT APPLICATIONS

CONSENT APPLICATION B28/2012(C)
 Lot 14, Concession 5.  Application to create a ROW over 4 existing lots along the west side of Shebeshekong Lake.
 Applicant:  Dean Pauser

12-148                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that is has no objection to Consent B28/2012(C), an application to create a ROW over 4 existing lots along the west side of Shebeshekong Lake on Lot 14, Concession 5.  Applicant:  Dean Pauser, subject to the following conditions:

That the applicant enter into an agreement to allow for the use of unopened municipal road allowance.

Carried.

4.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-149                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

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

4.    REPORT OF COMMITTEES

Councillor Gordon reported that he was unable to attend the recent Active Transportation Committee meeting however the resolution regarding the development of the master plan that includes Highway 559 is on the agenda.

Councillor Larson informed Council of the various activities taking place at the Industrial Park from Computer Software upgrades for the water/sewage system, transfer of the administration from CB&DC back to McDougall with an increase in fees to cover actual costs, and the need to look at an Asset Management Plan that may need to be sponsored by the three municipal partners. The Mayor asked that the three CAO’s get together to go over the administrative costs and report back to Council.

Councillor Murphy reported that Belvedere Heights had just completed its Accreditation process and should know the results in 6-8 weeks. The accreditation designation should help to slightly increase provincial funding.

Councillor Murphy informed Council that the Museum has hired a new intern Rebecca Zanussi who will bring a number of needed skills to the facility.

Councillor Murphy reported that the CEO was no longer with the Parry Sound Library and that an existing part-time staff member has been appointed as the Acting CAO and the Board Chair has resigned and that Councillor Murphy is now the Board Chair.

Councillor Konoval reported that the Celebrate Carling Committee had met and have set the plans for the 2013 event.

Councillor Konoval attended the Townships Community Christmas Party that saw a significant number of children attend and was an overall success.

Councillor Konoval requested that at the next Committee meetings that Adopt-a-Highway be put on the agenda for discussion to deal with waste along Highway 559 and several township roads.

Mayor Harrison reported that township staff are currently researching potential sound systems that could be installed in the Council Chambers to assist the public and council members.

Mayor Harrison reported on his meeting with the Reeve of The Archipelago and the recent Heads of Council meeting. A major topic of discussion at the heads of Council meeting has been the plans for the 2013 FONOM Conference that is scheduled to be held in Parry Sound. The planners are looking for subjects to discuss besides connectivity. As well a letter has been sent to the Minister requesting that the area representative on NOHFC be appointed with the resignation of Paul Grey.

Mayor Harrison reported that he has recently attended three REDAC meetings that dealt with the Smart Community business plan, which involves high speed internet and application software. The Chair Liz McWalters will be attending an upcoming Council meeting to talk more about this initiative. In addition, discussions have been dealt with the housing of REDAC staff and the decision has been reached to leave them at the Town Offices for now with the cost being in the $5,500 range.

Mayor Harrison also reported he attended a telethon be put on by the Moose FM as well as attending the 60th wedding anniversary of the Thompson’s and the 90th birthday celebrations of Ms. Christenson.
 
Mayor Harrison spoke to Council about concerns over maintenance levels on Highways 559 and 69 with the privatization of this service by MTO.

Mayor Harrison also reported on the School Board and the ARC that is being undertaken. Mayor Harrison is looking to arrange a meeting in January with parents and concerned residents about this review and he is recommending that a consultant be brought in who could answer questions and inform the public on the process. Mayor Harrison asked for Councils financial support for this idea and Council agreed.

5.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-150                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

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

                            Carried.
    
6.    OTHER BUSINESS

2012 SURPLUS FUNDS

12-151                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

WHEREAS there may be surplus or deficit funds in various departments for 2012;

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

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any surplus for 2012 be transferred to reserves to offset future expenditures or if a deficit occurs, it will be offset by appropriate reserves.

                        Carried.

WEST PARRY SOUND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

12-152                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling endorses the resolution passed by the West Parry Sound Active Transportation Committee passed at its regular November 8, 2012 meeting identifying highway 559 and Nobel Road as priority items in the development of a master plan.

                            Carried.

OGRA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

12-153                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling endorses the OGRA Boards’ recommendation to amend the constitution as presented.

                            Carried.

TOWNSHIP OFFICE CHRISTMAS HOURS

12-154                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council authorizes the closure of the Township office during Christmas holidays from December 24th, 2012 to, and including, January 1st, 2013.

                            Carried.

MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT INITIATIVE
CAPITAL PROGRAM    

12-155                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling here-by supports the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative Capital Program and approves the submission of an Expression of Interest for funding requests for a Multiple Road Rehabilitation Construction Project to be completed as per the following:

Year 2013 - Pengally Bay Rd #2, Blind Bay Rd, Linda Ave. Sawdust bay Road/Hill, Donna & Beech Ave and Wawanaisa Rd., Estimate Total Project Cost $917,760 X 90% available funding = $825,984.

Year 2014 - Jacknife Rd., Gower Bay Rd., Fitzgerald Bay Rd., Snug haven Rd. and Remy bay Rd.,  Estimated Total $979,439 x 90% available funding = $881,495.

For a total project cost of $1,897,199 with the Township portion of the funding being $189,720.00 and the MIIIF being $1,707,479.

                        Carried.

GEORGIAN BAY LOW WATER LEVELS

12-156                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling endorses the position of the Township of The Archipelago as outlined in the letter dated December 7, 2012 that Georgian Bay is in a crisis and that Federal and Provincial Ministers should be proactive in addressing the needs of ratepayers on Georgian Bay and that human needs must take a priority.

                            Carried.

WATER QUALITY COMMITTEE REPORT

12-157                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receive the Water Quality Report for the 2012 Water Quality testing.

                            Carried.

7.    BY-LAWS

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW – REID
Aaron & Arielle Reid, 16 Poachers Point Rd. N.
Lot 36, Concession 5

2012-42                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law Number 2012-42, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of Lot 36, Concession 5, Being Part 1 and 2, Plan 42R-19747, Township of Carling (Reid), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of December, 2012.

                            Carried.

INTERIM TAX LEVY FOR 2013

2012-43                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law Number 2012-43, 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 17th day of December, 2012.

                            Carried.

AUTHORIZE BORROWING TO MEET CURRENT EXPENDITURES FOR 2013

2012-44                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2012-44, being a By-law to authorize borrowing from time to time to meet current expenditures during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of December, 2012.

                            Carried.

8.    CLOSED MEETING

12-158                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 8:10 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with personnel matters.

                            Carried.    
    
9.    OPEN MEETING

12-159                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 8:42 p.m.

                            Carried.

10.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2012-45                        Moved by Councillor Gordon                                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

THAT By-Law Number 2012-45, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of December, 2012.

                            Carried.

11.    ADJOURNMENT

12-160                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:44 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


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

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Nobel, Ontario
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