M I N U T E S   

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, April 11, 2011

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Gord Harrison
Councillors:     

Susan Murphy
Mike Konoval
Sid Larson
Michael Gordon

Council Members Absent:       

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

11-037                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                            Seconded by Councillor Konoval

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

Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

11-038                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on March 14, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.    DEPUTATION

Mr. Douglas Grandy the solicitor for the Taylors spoke to Council regarding the Shore Road Allowance application that has been before Council for a number of years and explained what the Taylors believe is a reasonable solution to the issue.

Mr. Trinastich requested a deferral on behalf of the Hitchcocks’ as they were not able to attend the meeting tonight.

Council agreed to defer the matter thus allowing Mr. Trinastich to present any new material on the matter at the next Council meeting on May 9.

4.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION RA 2011-3
Applicant:  Murray Sidon, 239 Hwy 559
Agent:  Gord Harrison

11-039                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council agree to open a file, RA 2011-3 being an application to close and convey the portion of the road allowance that abuts Con 2, Pt Lot 19, Plan 42R-8542 Part 2 & Plan 42R-9077 Part 1, and that the road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10.  Applicant:  Murray Sidon 239 Hwy 559.

Carried.

5.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

11-040                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

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

Carried.

6.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval reported on his and the Mayors attendance at the Vital Signs Workshop put on in March by Georgian Bay Forever. The speakers and subjects covered at the workshop were excellent and ranged from the role of the IJC to the status of the fisheries on the Great Lakes.

Councillor Konoval reported on the Annual Georgian Bay Association meeting and the subjects covered the water quality and levels of Georgian Bay.

Councillor Konoval reported on a recent fire call and the professional services provided by the volunteers of the Carling Fire Department.

Councillor Konoval reported on the significant number of collisions taking place between motor vehicles and deer along Highway 559. Spoke with the local office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and invited them to a future committee meeting to discuss the issue and possible preventative actions that could be considered to reduce the number of accidents.

Councillor Murphy reported on the Museum Board and the collaboration with the Georgian Bay Biosphere which will benefit the Museum both financial and with additional expertise. The roof will require repairs however the Town is looking at a solar project that would help limit these repair costs.

Councillor Gordon reported on the Planning Board and the back log of planning applications. The Board will be looking at measures that will streamline the process.

Councillor Gordon indicated that he was unable to attend the last Park to Park Trail committee meeting.

Councillor Larson reported on the Planning Board and the future policy on how it will deal with biologists and require reports. The Board will no longer recommend any biologist or participate in the hiring of but will initiate peer reviews if they are concerned with a report that is submitted by an applicant.

Mayor Harrison reported on the Recreation Committee meeting and that the group will be looking at plans for future events and report to Council in the coming months.

Mayor Harrison reported on his attendance at the recent Social Planning Symposiums which have identified housing as one of the critical issues for the area if it is to grow and meet the needs of existing and future residents.

7.    CORRESPONDENCE

COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-041                        Moved by Councillor Larson
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

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

Carried.

8.    OTHER BUSINESS

CARLING MARKET SEASON OPENER – REQUEST THAT COUNCIL WAIVE HALL RENTAL AND INSURANCE FEES

Staff are to report back to Council on whether rental fees are charged and if so the cost. As for insurance coverage Council wants to ensure that they have adequate coverage and that the Township is listed as a 3rd party on their policy.

DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION – SPRING AGENDA

11-042                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following Council members are authorized to attend the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association meeting on Friday, April 29, 2011: Mayor Harrison, Councillor Konoval, Councillor Murphy and Councillor Larson.

Carried.

DUNCAN ROSS – ARCHITECT

11-043                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accept and retain the services of Duncan Ross as submitted in his proposal.

Carried.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

11-044                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council support the position of the EMS Board and request the Provincial Government fund EMS on the same basis as the DSSAB, that of 80% Province and 20% Municipalities.

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the cost of transferring patients between hospitals be covered by the Province, similar to the existing funding arrangement for air-ambulance services.

Carried.

WEST PARRY SOUND HEALTH CENTRE

11-045                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council support the request by the Municipality of Whitestone and support the nomination of Councillor Bill Church to be the municipal representative on the West Parry Sound Health Centre Board.

A recorded vote was requested.

YEA                    NAY
Councillor Konoval
Councillor Murphy
Councillor Gordon
Councillor Larson
Mayor Harrison

Defeated.

HARMONIZED SALES TAX REVENUE

11-046                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council support the request by the Region of Halton that the Government of Ontario direct a portion of the revenue derived from HST charged on gasoline and diesel sales to a new predictable funding mechanism that will allow Ontario’s municipalities to make the critical investments for transportation infrastructure.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP WEBSITE

11-047                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council accept the proposal from Sound Software for the redevelopment of the Township Website and direct staff to proceed with the proposal as submitted.

Carried.

CLASS 2011 PROM NIGHT-REQUEST FOR SUPPORT

Council discussed the issue and Mayor Harrison indicated that he would respond to the request and indicate that Council was not in support of giving a donation.


9.    CLOSED MEETING

11-048                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 8:15 p.m., pursuant to Section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended to discuss personnel and property issues for the Library and Belvedere Heights.

Carried.   

OPEN MEETING

11-049                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 8:24 p.m.

Carried.

BY-LAWS

FOREST FIRE PROTECTION AGREEMENT

2011-12                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-12, being a By-law authorizing the CAO/Clerk the authority to sign the Forest Fire Protection Agreement between the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 11th day of April, 2011.

Carried.

10.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2011-13                        Moved by Councillor Murphy                                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-Law Number 2011-13, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 11th day of April, 2011.

Carried.

14.    ADJOURNMENT

11-050                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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