The Corporation of the Township Carling


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

 

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Gord Harrison

Councillors:        Michael Gordon, Mike Konoval, Sid Larson

Council Members Absent:    Councillor:        Susan Murphy
                            
Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
                      Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
            
1.    PUBLIC MEETING

A public meeting was held at 7:00 p.m. to consider a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment Number C504-2012 for Orest Kalyn at 6 Holly’s Lane.

2.    CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.


3.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

    REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

12-134                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 15, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

12-135                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on October 12, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

4.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

12-136                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

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

5.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

12-137                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

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

                            Carried.
    
Council concerned with the lack of Ministry of Natural Resources timely responses to staff requests regarding access points and beavers and felt if necessary that the concerns be expressed to the Supervisor and Manager.

6.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval reported on Belvederes annual meeting and the report presented by the Board on its benchmarking exercise. The report was very thorough and was well received by the area municipalities.

Councillor Konoval reported on his attendance at the regular REDAC meeting and felt that as often an executive meeting is called after the regular meeting it would be more appropriate that the Mayor attend future REDAC meetings.

The CAO reported on the meeting regarding the One-Stop proposal and that staff were forwarding the donation amounts for the four relevant Boards to see if the funds could be better utilized.

Councillor Konoval reported on the Remembrance Day event and that 81 individuals attended the largest number to date. Councillor Konoval wondered if the event should be held on the Sunday before the actual day if it fell on a week day. No decision was made by Council to alter the date.

Councillor Gordon reported on the Park-to-Park Trail Committee meeting he attended and the near completion of the Strategic Plan, future office location, and the Boards decision to no longer accept ATV Ontario Power Pass for users on its trails. Council was informed that the very future existence of organization is in question due to its financial problems.

Councillor Larson indicated that the Industrial Park Board meeting was rescheduled to later this month and that he would be attending a meeting to deal with the excess waste fill from the new Highway project.

Councillor Larson attended the Planning Board meeting and reported that the new $500.00 administrative fee seems to be working out.

Councillor Larson reported on a fatality that took place at Dillon recently and wondered if the fire boat was removed to early and should be left in just until freeze-up. Mayor Harrison indicated that due to the size of the boat they are limited to the timing of marinas and their large boat lifts. The Fire Department has another boat which can be trailered and can be used to respond to calls.

Councillor Larson attended the Halloween Dance, the Haunted House and Remembrance Day events and indicated that all were a great success.

Councillor Larson raised concern over the extremely low water levels as recently it fell below the previous low that occurred in 1964. Mayor Harrison noted that a letter was received from several other communities around Georgian Bay expressing concern over the low water levels and looking for a unified voice when raising issues with senior levels of government. Council unanimously supported this request.

Mayor Harrison reported on the various meetings he has attended regarding the Near North School Boards unilateral decision to send grade 7 and 8’s to the High School. The Board appears to have backed off a little and will look at implementing an Accommodation Review but there is concern that the Chair has made up her mind and will try to predetermine this review processes recommendations.

Mayor Harrison informed Council that planning for the 2013 FONOM Conference to be held in Parry Sound is ongoing.

Mayor Harrison commented on and Executive REDAC meeting he attended, which dealt with the Towns request for land from Seguin.

Mayor Harrison noted that he attended the Grand Opening of Whitestone’s new Fire Hall and Administrative office.

Mayor Harrison attended the Nuclear Waste meeting put on by Thunder Bay M.P., Bruce Hyer and his concern over the lack public participation in the process.   

7.    OTHER BUSINESS

FOCA
KEEPING ASIAN CARP OUT OF THE GREAT LAKES

12-138                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    WHEREAS the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence represents the largest body of surface fresh water in the world and are a vibrant, diverse ecosystem that is critically important to the economic well-being and the quality of life of the Canadian and U.S. populations in the region;

WHEREAS, over 180 invasive species have entered the Great Lakes and its connecting water ways over the years and caused widespread damage and disruption to the natural balance of the system, as well as significant economic damage;

WHEREAS, one of the most serious threats ever presented by invasive species currently comes from Asian Carp, including silver, bighead, and black varieties;

WHEREAS, these varieties of carp were introduced to the southern United States for use in fish farms for algae control in the 1970’s and escaped into the Mississippi River system;

WHEREAS, invasive species have already inflicted hundreds of millions in damage across the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence, and invasive carp pose a serious threat to the $7 billion sport and commercial fishery that support the economy and help define the culture of the entire region;

WHEREAS, the invasive carp have migrated northward through the Mississippi River system as far north as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, reducing significantly or eliminating populations of the more desirable species of fish because of their voracious food consumption and prolific reproduction;

WHEREAS, the invasive carp are threatening to enter the Great Lakes at a number of points across the region;

WHEREAS, many federal, state, provincial, and local government agencies in the United States and Canada have worked diligently and expended tens of millions of dollars over the past 10 years on a variety of projects to keep invasive carp out of the Great Lakes;

WHEREAS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructed and operates an electric barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal that may have helped slow or stop the movement of the invasive carp larger than 4 inches toward Lake Michigan;

WHEREAS, including the invasive carp, there are 39 invasive species in the two basins that present a threat to cross over into the other basin in the near future;

WHEREAS, once an invasive species establishes itself in an ecosystem, it is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to eradicate it, and it often inflicts serious damage on the ecosystem and imposes major costs in efforts to control it;

WHEREAS, Asian carp pose a dangerous risk of injury to recreational users on waters infested with Asian carp;

WHEREAS, Canadian and U.S. citizens across the basin have expressed serious concern about the invasive carp and other invasive species, and are demanding prompt action;

WHEREAS, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a multiyear, comprehensive study across the U.S. side of the Great Lakes basin called the “Great Lakes and Mississippi River Inter-basin Study” (GLMRIS) that examines 19 separate locations where invasive carp could cross from the Mississippi River Basin to the Great Lakes Basin, and considers a large number of potential ways to stop further migration;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the invasive carp pose one of the greatest threats to the integrity and well-being of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence ecosystems, that preventing the invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence ecosystem be approached with the greatest sense of urgency by all those responsible for dealing with this matter;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that physical separation is the most effective way to keep invasive carp from entering the ecosystem, and such barriers would also prevent the movement of other invasive species from one basin to the other, and done in such a way to maintain and enhance water quality, flood control and transportation;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that that additional steps be taken in the interim to keep invasive carp out while the urgent long term solution is identified and implemented with the greatest sense of urgency.

                        Carried.

    RENAMING NEW WOODS ROAD

12-139                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Council for the Township of Carling hereby authorizes the renaming of the New Woods Road to Industrial Parkway.

                            Carried.
    
    CARLING TRAIL BLAZERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB

12-140                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Township Council waives the rental fees for the Carling Trail Blazers to hold Driver Training Sessions in 2013 at the Carling Recreation Hall.

                            Carried.

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES-APPLICATION TO DO WORK ON SHORELANDS
APPLICANT:  JAMES & JUDITH BUNN
AGENT:  TERRY CHRISTENSON

12-141                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Township Council advice the Ministry of Natural Resources that it has no comments in connection with an Application to do Work on Shorelines including blasting and dredging to allow boat access to applicants property.  Island E-77, Heron Island, Applicant:  James & Judith Bunn.  Agent:  Terry Christenson.

                            Carried.

    WEST PARRY SOUND ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

12-142                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling appoint Councillor Gordon to the West Parry Sound Active Transportation Committee.

                            Carried.

    REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

12-143                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling replace Councillor Konoval with Mayor Harrison as the Townships representative on REDAC.

                            Carried.

    RECREATION COMMITTEE

12-144                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoints Bill Konoval to the Carling Recreation Committee.

                            Carried.

8.    BY-LAWS

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW – MALLORY
    Glenn & Patricia Mallory, 126 Water Access Zone K.
Lot 22, Concession C

2012-38                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law Number 2012-38, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of Lot 22, Concession C, Being Part 1, Plan 42R-19658, Township of Carling (Mallory), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of November, 2012.

                            Carried.

DEBENTURE BY-LAW SAND BAY ROAD

2012-39                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    THAT By-law Number 2012-39, being a By-law to authorize certain capital works of the Corporation of the Township of Carling; to authorize the submission of an application to the Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation (OILC) for financing such capital works; to authorize temporary borrowing from OILC to meet expenditures in connection with such works; and to authorize 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 November, 2012.

                                Carried.

EXOTIC ANIMAL BY-LAW

2012-40                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                                Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    THAT By-law Number 2012-40, being a By-law to Prohibit or Regulate the Keeping of Certain Animals within the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of November, 2012.

                                Carried.


ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT C504-2012
    Part of Lots 12 & 13, Concession 4

C504-2012                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                                Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    THAT By-law Number C504-2012, being a By-law to amend By-law Number C500-2011, Part of Lots 12 & 13, Concession 4, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of November, 2012.

                            Carried.

9.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2012-41                        Moved by Councillor Konoval                                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    THAT By-Law Number 2012-41, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 12th day of November, 2012.

                            Carried.

10.    ADJOURNMENT

12-145                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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