The Corporation of the Township Carling

 

M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, January 14, 2013
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
            
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

13-001                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on December 17, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

13-002                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on December 14, 2012, be approved.

                            Carried.

3.    PARRY SOUND AREA PLANNING BOARD CONSENT APPLICATIONS

    CONSENT APPLICATION B34/2012(C)
   1 Island #263C.  Application to create one new lot on Langhorn Island in Shebeshekong Bay.
    Applicant:  Timothy Keenleyside

    Glen Robinson of the Planning Board presented the application to Council and answered questions.

13-003                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it has no objection to Consent B34/2012(C), an application to create one new lot on Langhorn Island in Shebeshekong Bay.  Applicant:  Timothy Keenleyside., subject to the following condition:

1.    Payment of cash in Lieu of Parkland, being 5% of the value of the land.

                            Carried.

4.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval reported on his attendance at Bill Rouse’s funeral. Mr. Rouse was an ex-volunteer firefighter for the township. Current volunteers acted as an honour guard.

Councillor Konoval indicated he would be away for the February meeting.

Councillor Murphy had no report.

Councillor Larson reported on the Planning Board meeting in which one file dealt with a Carling Township submission.

Councillor Larson requested that the transfer station hours be looked at earlier regarding the Christmas holiday period for 2013.

Councillor Gordon had no report.

Mayor Harrison reminded Council that the committee for the 2013 FONOM Conference is still looking for potential agenda items. Suggestions put forth included; how to raise the voice/presence of the north, Provincial Parks and taxes, potential speaker being Glen Murray M.P.P.

Mayor Harrison also reported on medical call responded to by the Fire Departments and sanding of the road access by Kelly Badger a Township employee.

Mayor Harrison reported on the upcoming meeting with a consultant regarding the ARC process with the schools identified by the Near North School Board on January 21.

Mayor Harrison informed Council on the municipal government and First Nations meeting scheduled for February 6 to discuss the water level crisis on Georgian Bay.

Mayor Harrison reported that The Industrial Park will likely have a new business by the end of the month.

5.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

13-004                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

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

                            Carried.

6.    OTHER BUSINESS

    CARLING RECREATION COMMITTEE-TERMS OF REFERENCE

Council deferred the adoption of the Carling Recreation Committee Terms of Reference until next month with the proposed amendments.

COST OF LIVING/CPI

13-005                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

     NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a cost of living increase to Council and staff of 1.9 % effective January 1, 2013, as indicated by the Consumer Price Index.

                            Carried.


    APPOINT ACTING MAYOR

12-006                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Township Council appoint Councillor Sid Larson as Acting Mayor for 2013.

                            Carried.

    SNUG HARBOUR LIGHTHOUSE

12-007                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council authorize staff to proceed with the preparation of a business plan for the Snug Harbour Lighthouse.

                            Carried.

7.    CLOSED MEETING

13-008                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 7:51 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to deal with legal and personnel matters.

                            Carried.    
    
8.    OPEN MEETING

13-009                        Moved by Councillor Larson
                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 8:23 p.m.

                            Carried.

9.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2013-01                        Moved by Councillor Murphy                                            Seconded by Councillor Larson

    THAT By-Law Number 2013-01, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of January, 2013.

                            Carried.

10.    ADJOURNMENT

13-010                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:25 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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