M I N U T E S   
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, March 14, 2011

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Gord Harrison
Councillors: 

Susan Murphy
Sid Larson
Michael Gordon

Council Members Absent:        Councillor:        Mike Konoval

Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk
Maryann Sidon – Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
Joe Ryman – Public Works Superintendent

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

11-024                        Moved by Councillor Murphy                                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 14th, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

MINUTES OF CLOSED MEETING

11-025                        Moved by Councillor Larson
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Closed Meeting of Council held on February 11, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.    DEPUTATION

Mr. Brian Prokopec raised concerns over how the Township was handling mail-outs for special interest groups and recommended that a disclaimer be added to any future mailings. The concern arose over the recent Deep Bay Association mailing and the perception in the community that the Township sponsored and endorsed the questionnaire. Council and staff explained that the Association is covering the mailing costs and that the Questionnaire is solely that of the Association and that the Township had no input into the document as requested by the Association.

Mr. Hans Feldman also supported the concerns raised by Mr. Prokopec.

Council thanked Mr. Prokopec for his presentation and indicated that they would review their policies and make changes as required to ensure that in the future the Townships role is clearly noted.

4.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION SRA 2010-1
Applicant:  Glenn Mallory, 126 Water Access Zone K
Agent:  Gord Harrison

Mayor Harrison declared a pecuniary interest and removed himself from the meeting.

11-026                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council appoint Councillor Murphy as the Acting Chair for this matter.

Carried.

11-027                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the lot line extensions as proposed by Glenn Mallory, illustrated as Part 1 on draft sketch dated April 27, 2010, prepared by David U. Maughan, Ontario Land Surveyor.

Carried.

Mayor Harrison resumed his chair at the Council meeting.

5.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Murphy reported on the Museum Board meeting and her current work to reduce there telecommunication costs.

Councillor Murphy reported on the recent Belvedere Home for the Aged meeting. At this time, the 2011 budget increase for Belvedere is approximately 3%.

Councillor Murphy reported on her attendance at the recent Canadore College meeting which gave an update on the status of the construction work at the new college site.

Councillor Murphy reported that she attended the opening of the new Youth Area at the Parry Sound Public Library.

Councillor Larson reported on the Planning Board and a condominium application located in Whitestone.

Councillor Larson reported on the Parry Sound Industrial Park and the ongoing issue of the sludge from the settlement ponds.

Councillor Gordon reported on the Planning Board meeting and the approval of the severance application recently discussed by Council.

Councillor Gordon reported that he will be attending a Park to Park Trail committee meeting and report back to Council at their next meeting.

Mayor Harrison reported on the Industrial Park Board meeting and the discussions with the Ministry of Transportation over the type of traffic study required for any new businesses in the Industrial Park.

Mayor Harrison reported on Heads of Council meeting and the subjects discussed and the next meeting when an area funding formula will be discussed.

Mayor Harrison reported on the Winter Carnival and his upcoming attendance at the next recreation committee meeting in which he will thank the organizers and volunteers.

6.    CORRESPONDENCE

COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-028                        Moved by Councillor Larson
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the February, 2011 Council Correspondence listing.

Carried.

7.    OTHER BUSINESS

PURCHASE OF BACKHOE

11-029                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that upon the recommendation of the Public Works Superintendent, Council for the Township of Carling accepts the tender from Tracks & Wheels Equipment Inc. for (1) 2011 Case 590 Super N Backhoe in the amount of $99,435.48 which includes applicable taxes and a trade in allowance of $25,000 for the Township’s 2001 410 John Deer Backhoe, this being the lowest of 6 tenders received.

Carried.

NORTH BAY PARRY SOUND HEALTH UNIT
THE PRICE OF EATING WELL REPORT 2010

11-030                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling support in principle the directions and process proposed by the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council (SARAC) for a comprehensive review of Ontario’s income security system;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Northern Ontario Health Units be consulted as they are key stakeholders in the social service sector, through the process established to review Ontario’s income security system, and to complete this review as soon as possible.

Carried.

MARIJUANA GROW OPERATIONS & CLANDESTINE LAB POLICY

11-031                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling approve the Marijuana Grow Operation and Clandestine Lab Policy and submitted by the C.B.O.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP WEBPAGE

11-032                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling direct the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk to proceed with the development of the new website.

Carried.

TERRY GILBERT/SARAH DOUGLAS
Assumption of the Carling Residents parking lot on Snug Harbour Road.

Council directed staff to contact Mr. Gilbert and Ms. Douglas and invite them to the next Council/Committee meeting to discuss their request.

MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH
Industrial Wind Turbines

11-033                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Township Council support the resolution enacted by the Municipality of North Perth which requests the Ontario Provincial Government to implement a moratorium on industrial wind turbines until independent health studies have been completed and a full environmental study be done to determine the possible impact, and all related potential costs that will be incurred by the Municipality and the effect on property values in the affected areas and the introduction of legislation that some powers to deal with these wind turbines be restored to allow municipalities to set appropriate setbacks specific to their jurisdictions and to implement such other measures as they deem necessary.

Carried.

DEEP BAY QUESTIONNAIRE – DISCUSSION

Council directed staff to contact the Association and collect the postage costs for the mailing as Council never agreed to cover this cost.

NORTH BAY PARRY SOUND DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT
Declaration Form-Remuneration of Board of Health Members

11-034                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Township Council authorize the Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk to sign of behalf of the Township, the Declaration Form which authorizes the remuneration of North Bay Board Parry Sound District Health Unit Member, Don Brisbane.

Carried.

APPOINT ACTING MAYOR

11-035                        Moved by Councillor Larson
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Township Council appoint Mike Konoval as Acting Mayor for 2011.

Carried.

8.    BY-LAWS

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
Canadian Agra Corporation
Lot 13, Concession D, Plan 42R-19273 Parts 4 and 5

2011-08                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-08, being a By-law to Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 13, Concession D, Township of Carling, and to Acquire other lands (Canadian Agra Corporation), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

BDO CANADA LLP

2011-09                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-09, being a By-Law to Appoint BDO Canada LLP as the auditors for the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

PARRY SOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD AGREEMENT

2011-10                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-10, being a By-law authorizing the CAO/Clerk the authority to sign the agreement between the Parry Sound Public Library Board and the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

9.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2011-11                        Moved by Councillor Murphy                                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-Law Number 2011-11, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 14th day of March, 2011.

Carried.

14.    ADJOURNMENT

11-036                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:21 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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