M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Monday, May 9, 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 7:30 p.m.

2.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

11-051                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 11th, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

11-052                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on April 8, 2011, be approved.

Carried.

3.    DEPUTATION

Mr. Hitchcock spoke to Council regarding the Taylor shore road allowance application and presented his proposal of proceeding with a 90 degree line being considered rather than a straight line projection. Mr. Hitchcock indicated that this proposal was accepted by the Taylors a number of years ago.

Mr. Trinaistich spoke to Council as the lawyer representing the Hitchcock’s and talked about the previous OMB decision regarding the minor variance decision over the dock. As well Mr. Trinaistich felt that the 2007 deal between the two parties should be supported by Council and thus approve the Hitchcock application 2004-04. Mr. Trinaistich argued against the compromise proposal put forward by the Taylor’s that left a triangular piece of land in the Townships name.

Mr. Grandy the lawyer for the Taylors was present to put forth the arguments to support the Taylor application and indicated that the OMB order protected the Hitchcock’s rights to the existing dock.

Council discussed the matter and it was the consensus of Council that staff was directed to bring forward the Taylor application at the next Council meeting based on a straight line projection.

Mr. Bauer, the President of the Deep Bay Association spoke to Council regarding the status of the Deep Bay Watershed and Lake Management Plan. Mr. Bauer explained that it was his view that the Plan would involve two key features that of “education” and “stewardship” and would not look at regulatory constraints. Mr. Bauer also was looking to get a clear sense of support for the project before the Association proceed any further. Mr. Bauer circulated a draft 70 page document for Council to see the work that has so far gone into this proposed plan. A discussion then revolved around Council’s financial support of the project, specifically about the paying of the mailing costs of the survey.

Council members gave their recollection of the previous meeting when this matter was discussed and the role of the Township in this process.

11-053                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council agree to pay for the postage based on a one time exception due to the apparent miscommunication that has arisen over the commitment offered by the Township at a previous meeting.

Carried.

Council indicated that it gives its general support for project but that this is a community driven effort and that Council is not leading or directing the creation of the proposed Lake Management Plan.


4.    SALE OF SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE – TYPE 1 FISH HABITAT

11-054                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

WHEREAS Carling Township Shore Road Allowance policy of May 2008 does not allow the sale of shore road allowance that abuts Type 1 fish habitat; and

WHEREAS the Ministry of Natural Resources have now advised the Township that it is the Ministry’s general position that the sale of shoreline reserves (shore road allowances) does not significantly impact fish habitat and that ownership of these lands does not change requirements for MNR work permits or DFO approvals; and

WHEREAS potential impacts to fish habitat can be mitigated through these permit processes; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council amend the Shore Road Allowance policy of May 2008 and allow the sale of shore road allowance that abuts Type 1 fish habitat.

Carried.

6.    PARRY SOUND AREA PLANNING BOARD CONSENT APPLICATIONS

Mr. Robinson, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Parry Sound Area Planning Board spoke to Council about the three applications for consent before Council and answered questions regarding each application.

CONSENT APPLICATION B3/2011(C)
Lot 69, Concession 9. Application to create an exchange of ROW’s for an existing driveway.  Applicant:  Tom & Alison Hood, Mike & Elsa Nowlan.

11-055                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it has no objection to Consent B3/2011(C), application to create an exchange of ROW’s for an existing driveway on Lot 69, Concession 9 (41 & 43 Richards Lake Rd.).

Carried.

CONSENT APPLICATION B5/2011(C)
Lot 21, Concession C. Application to create a ROW for an existing road (Blind Bay Rd.)
Applicant:  1815399 Ontario Ltd.  Agent:  Robert Statton.

11-056                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it has no objection to Consent B5/2011(C), application to create a ROW for an existing road on Lot 21, Concession C (217 Water Access Zone K).

Carried.

CONSENT APPLICATION B7/2011(C)
Lot 24, Concession D. Application to divide a lot for two lot additions.
Applicants:  John Mrezar & John Kranjcec

11-057                        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 B7/2011(C), application to divide an existing lot and add each half to the adjacent lots on Lot 24, Concession D (99, 98 & 97 Water Access Zone L).

Carried.

5.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION 2011-4
Applicant:  Gerry Cashman.  34 Rockcliffe Dr. N.

11-058                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Council agree to open a file, SRA 2011-4 being an application to close and convey shore road allowance in front of Plan M170, Lot 66, Parcel 10545 SS, and that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law N. 95-10.  Applicant:  Gerry Cashman, 34 Rockcliffe Dr. N.

Carried.

JAMES & ELIZABETH GRIFFIN. 
REQUEST TO PURCHASE ORIGINAL ROAD ALLOWANCE AND SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE

The Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant spoke to Council about the proposed application and wanted direction from Council on whether to inform the applicant to submit an application.

Council directed staff to proceed however to expand the circulation notice.

6.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

No Report submitted.

7.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval reported on his tour of the Parry Sound Industrial Park with a retired waterworks employee.

Councillor Konoval reported on his attendance at the Parry Sound District Municipal Association meeting.

Councillor Konoval reported on the recently held Clean-up Day and the good attendance and the excellent role that the Public Works Superintendent played.

Councillor Konoval reported on the meeting with the Executive Directors of the G.B.A. and G.B.F and members of the Water Quality Committee. Discussion revolved around the Georgian Bay Report Card indicating the health of the Bay and activities being undertaken by various groups to monitor and undertake studies.

Councillor Konoval reported on the recent CPAC meeting and the new Community Policing Plan for the area.

Councillor Murphy reported on the Museum Board and the potential funding request that maybe forthcoming regarding the replacement of the HVAC system.

Councillor Murphy reported that the CEO for the Parry Sound Library was retiring and that a search for a replacement was now underway.

Councillor Murphy reported that the Belvedere budget was approved and unfortunately due to regulatory changes the levy has increased.

Councillor Murphy also reported on her attendance at the P.S.D.M.A. meeting held in McKellar and during the Clean-up held in Carling.

Councillor Murphy reported on her discussions with McDougall regarding M.T.O. signage and Community Business Message Boards. Suggested that the Public Works Superintendent to speak to Brian Leduc.

Councillor Larson reported on the Industrial Park and the discussions with M.T.O. regarding the need for a Traffic Study. The Board is trying to see if the Ministry will accept one study verses two due to the eventual four-laning of the highway. As well Councillor Larson reported on the sewage lagoon and the potential ways of eliminating the accumulation of sludge.

Councillor Larson spoke on the Planning Board and the efforts to eliminate the backlog of applications and the development of a new website.

Councillor Larson also reported on his attendance at the P.S.D.M.A. meeting and Clean-up Day activities.

Councillor Gordon reported on the last Park to Park Trail committee meeting and the work that is still ongoing in Carling and the memorial for Hans Muyssen. The committee is still working to improve the connectivity of the trail as there are sections such as through the Town of Parry Sound that still need work.

Mayor Harrison reported his attendance at the Dare Graduation ceremonies that took place at Nobel School.

Mayor Harrison reported on the Recreation Committee and the potential fundraising activities that maybe forthcoming for the Woodard family.

Mayor Harrison reported on the passing of Gord Johnson a long-time Carling resident who was involved in the Townships Water Quality Committee and a key promoter of the local Clean-up Day activities.

8.    CORRESPONDENCE

COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

11-059                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Konoval

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

Carried.

9.    OTHER BUSINESS

TOWN OF INGERSOLL
Elimination of Municipal Health Care Professional Recruitment Incentives

11-060                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

WHEREAS the number of health care professionals including physicians are declining in relation to the population of the Province of Ontario; and,

WHEREAS it is evident that municipalities are feeling pressure to provide incentives to attract and obtain health care professionals to meet their residents’ health care needs; and,

WHEREAS there are inconsistencies in the types and amounts of incentives being offered by municipalities across the Province; and,

WHEREAS the affordability by municipalities to offer incentives is inequitable and potentially jeopardizing to the health care of residents geographically; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling endorses the position of the Town of Ingersoll calling for the elimination of incentives given by municipalities as part of health care recruitment as this is a Provincial responsibility;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that municipalities request the Province to develop and implement a plan to attract and retain health care professionals including physician in a fair and equitable manner without cost to municipalities.

Carried.

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION – WOODS RD. INTERCHANGE

11-061                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Konoval

WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) intends to widen King’s Highway 69 within the Corporation of the Township of Carling to four-lanes and become a fully controlled access freeway in the vicinity of Woods Road and the Parry Sound Industrial Park, and

WHEREAS parcels of lands are being acquired by the MTO in order to construct the Woods Road Interchange and the realignment and extension of New Woods Road (East and West) and the Woods Road Extension and East Forest Access Road, and

WHEREAS parcels of lands currently under ownership of the Corporation of the Township of Carling that will be required for the realignment and extension of New Woods Road (East and West) and the Woods Road Extension, the construction of a cul-de-sac at the termination of existing Woods Road, the paving of Ritchie Court, the re-grading of the ditch on the north side of existing Woods Road at the New Woods Road intersection, and the reconstruction of the lagoon entrance from the proposed cul-de-sac, are proposed to be constructed under a Permission to Construct Agreement, and

WHEREAS the New Woods Road West will be constructed with 3.5 m lanes and 1 m granular shoulders west of the ramp terminal.  New Woods Road East will be constructed with 3.5 m lanes and 1 m granular shoulders from the ramp terminal to the cul-de-sac at the lagoons.  Ritchie Court will be constructed with 3 m lanes and 1 m granular shoulders.  Woods Road Extension will be constructed with 3 m lanes and 0.5 m granular shoulders.  New Woods Road (north of the lagoons) and Ritchie Court will be paved.  A granular surface will be provided on Woods Road Extension and the East Forest Access Road, and

WHEREAS the proposed right turn channel at the intersection of the N-E/W ramp with New Woods Road is removed and replaced with an 18 m radius to accommodate truck turning.  The embankment for the right turn channel will be constructed, and

WHEREAS the New Woods Road (East and West), the Woods Road Extension and the East Forest Access Road do not serve as provincial highways, and

WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation has proposed that the realigned and extended New Woods Road East (0.64 km) and West (0.07 km), and the East Forest Access Road (1.65 km) are transferred to the Corporation of the Township of Carling for future maintenance and reconstruction;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Carling supports and agrees to MTO constructing those portions of the municipal roads described above (as per attached Key Plan).

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Corporation of the Township of Carling agrees to enter into a Permission to Construct agreement for the currently owned township lands that will have the New Woods Road (East and West), the Woods Road Extension and the cul-de-sac at the termination of existing Woods Road constructed upon them, and for the paving of Ritchie Court, the re-grading of the ditch on the north side of existing Woods Road, and the reconstruction of the lagoon entrance (as per attached Key Plan).

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Corporation of the Township of Carling agrees to accept the transfer of the realigned and extended New Woods Road (East and West) and the East Forest Access Road, (as per attached Key Plan) and assume the responsibility for future maintenance and reconstruction.

Carried.

DISTRICT OF PARRY SOUND SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD-ONTARIO WORKS

11-062                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has announced a revised Ontario Works funding approach;

AND WHEREAS that funding approach is largely based on a cost-per-case formula which does not take adequately into account the cost and requirement to deliver services in remote or rural areas;

AND WHEREAS in addition to the revised funding approach, the Province has reduced the Provincial Funding amount that is subject to uploading and increasing the Provincial funding amount that is subject to 50/50 cost sharing;

AND WHEREAS this reduction will result in an erosion of the upload commitments to Northern Municipalities;

AND WHEREAS the net effect is one of Provincial Download to Northern Municipalities;

AND WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board calls upon the Ministry of Community and Social Services to continue to work with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to refine the announced Ontario Works funding approach;

AND WHEREAS the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board calls upon the Province of Ontario to commit to the upload promises to Northern Municipalities;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Carling petitions AMO and the Ontario Government to revise its position so that no additional download costs are assessed to the Township of Carling and/or to other Northern Municipalities;
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association (NOSDA), AMO, Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM), Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), and our M.P.P., District Municipalities and the District of Parry Sound Municipal Association.

Carried.

10.    BY-LAWS

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW
John & Patricia Mrezar and John & Beatrice Kranjcec
Lot 24, Concession D

2011-14                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-14, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 24, Concession D, Township of Carling (Mrezar/Kranjcec), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 9th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

SIGNING OF SITE PLAN AGREEMENT
David Minas and Heidi Schwellnus, Lot 4, Plan 42M-653

2011-15                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law Number 2011-15, being a By-law to authorize the signing of a site plan agreement with David Minas and Heidi Schwellnus, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 9th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

SCALE OF COSTS

2011-16                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Konoval

THAT By-law Number 2011-16, being a By-law to establish a scale of costs pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 9th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

PARRY SOUND AREA INDUSTRIAL PARK MUNICIPAL AGREEMENT

2011-17                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law Number 2011-17, being a By-law authorizing the Mayor and the CAO/Clerk to sign the Parry Sound Area Industrial Park Municipal Agreement between the Municipality of McDougall, The Town of Parry Sound and the Township of Carling, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 9th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

11.    CLOSED MEETING

11-063                        Moved by Councillor Gordon
Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 9:22 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.

Carried.   

OPEN MEETING

11-064                        Moved by Councillor Konoval
Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:32 p.m.

Carried.

12.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2011-18                        Moved by Councillor Larson                                            Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-Law Number 2011-18, being a Confirming By-Law, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 9th day of May, 2011.

Carried.

13.    ADJOURNMENT

11-065                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

Carried.


TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

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