The Corporation of the Township Carling


M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Monday, July 8, 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 Weaver – 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 MEETING

            REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

 

13-060                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on June 7, 2013, be approved.

                                                                                    Carried

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

 

13-061                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on June 10, 2013, be approved.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

 

3.         OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS

            ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT

            Applicants: Jack & Jennifer Steenhof

            11 Island 15C – Huckleberry Island

 

13-062                                                                        Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

WHEREAS Jack and Jennifer Steenhof have applied to construct a boat port adjacent to their waterfront property on Part of Huckleberry Island;

AND WHEREAS the Council of the Township of Carling has adopted Official Plan Amendment Number One on March 11, 2013 together with zoning by-law. Number C506-2013;

AND WHEREAS the Steenhof rezoning application was received after the date of adoption of the new regulations applicable to boathouses and boat ports;

AND WHEREAS it is appropriate and necessary to apply the most appropriate restrictions to any development proposals,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council of the Corporation of the Township of Carling hereby resolves as follows:

The proposed rezoning of the Steenhof lands for a boat port on their lands on Huckleberry Island is hereby denied on the basis that the application does not conform to the official plan or zoning by-law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff be directed to circulate a notice of refusal for the proposed rezoning application.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

4.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

 

13-063                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

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

 

                                                                                    Carried.

5.         REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval had no report.

Councillor Murphy reported that Library will be interviewing for the CEO position next week.

Councillor Larson reported that he attended the Industrial Park Board meeting. The Board is investigating the possibility of adding the Parks outstanding bills to the tax rolls.

Councillor Larson indicated that the Board is considering prohibiting wind turbines to be located in the Park and mentioned that Council might consider removing wind turbines from the planning documents.

Mayor Harrison reported on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative meeting that he attended in Michigan and gave a brief review of the important issues that were discussed were; low water, mining and the disposal of nuclear waste at the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant.

 

6.         CORRESPONDENCE

13-064                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the June 2013 Council Correspondence listing.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

7.         OTHER BUSINESS

 

EMERALD ASH BORER

A FEDERAL and PROVINCIAL ROLE IN URBAN FORESTRY

13-065                                                                        Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

WHEREAS over 80% of Canadians now live in urban areas and have come to rely on the environmental, ecological and economic benefits of urban forests

AND WHEREAS   the health of Canadians is sustained by their urban forests which provide services through improving air quality, cooling city streets and buildings, acting as a windbreak, shading from harmful UV rays, and filtering storm water, as well as beautifying our communities;

AND WHEREAS neither the federal nor provincial governments currently include urban forestry in their mandates except in a limited role with respect to exotic, invasive pests;

AND WHEREAS the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has not been able to stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer throughout Ontario and Quebec

AND WHEREAS the Emerald Ash Borer is expected to cost Canadians over $2 Billion dollars in treatment and replanting;

AND WHEREAS Canadian forestry programs and research are solely focused on industrial forests and do not at present include urban tree planting, appropriate species research, and insect control and management; and

AND WHEREAS other jurisdictions such as the United States Forest Service and the European Urban Forestry Research and Information Centre include urban forestry as a program and research area;

AND WHEREAS Canada engages municipalities in a number of substantial infrastructure programs;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Municipality of the Township of Carling calls on the Federal and Provincial governments to take leadership roles in recognizing the need to support urban forestry, by establishing urban forestry mandates and programs which includes funding assistance to municipalities for the control and management of the Emerald Ash Borer- and any future significant imported diseases and insects -as well as the creation and funding of programs designed to support the on-going sustainable management of urban forests.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That all municipalities across Ontario be encouraged to endorse this proclamation and that this resolution be distributed to The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food; The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources; The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; The Honorable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance; The Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario, MP Muskoka-Parry Sound; Honourable Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines; Honourable David Oriazetti, Minister of Natural Resources; Honourable Linda Jeffery, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance; Norm Miller, MPP for Muskoka-Parry Sound, Honourable Premier Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak, MPP, Leader of Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario and the Opposition Party; Andrea Horvath, MPP, Leader of the New Democratic Party of Ontario; Association of Municipalities of Ontario; Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

FITZGERALD BEACH

 

13-066                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

WHEREAS Council has heard from a number of residents in Fitzgerald Bay expressing their objections to Councils recent decision to allow non-motorized vessels to be launched at Fitzgerald Bay Beach;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council rescind resolution 13-049 passed at the May 13, 2013 Council meeting, authorizing a trial period that would allow non-motorized vessels to be launched at Fitzgerald Bay Beach.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

8.         BY-LAWS

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW

Margaret & Richard Armstrong. 50 Rockcliffe Dr. N

 

2013-24                                                                     Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Konoval

THAT By-law 2013-24, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of the Lot 18, Concession C, Being Part 1, Plan 42R-19909 Township of Carling, District of Parry Sound, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 8th day of July, 2013.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

AGREEMENT TO USE UNOPENED ROAD ALLOWANCE

Applicants: Janine Davy & Patrick Cervenka

 

2013-25                                                                     Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

THAT By-law 2013-25, being a By-law to authorize the Mayor and the CAO to execute an agreement between the Corporation of the Township of Carling and 1381095 Ontario Ltd. and Janine Davy & Patrick Cervenka to use a section of unopened road allowance, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 8th day of July, 2013.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

SITE PLAN AGREEMENT-ALVES SUBDIVISION

David & Nancy Gee

Lot 5, Plan 42M-653

 

2013-26                                                                     Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law 2013-26, being a By-law to authorize the Signing of a Site Plan Agreement with the Developer of Lot 5, Plan 42M-653 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 8th day of July, 2013.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

 

DEBENTURE BY-LAW – PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING

 

2013-27                                                                     Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

THAT By-law 2013-27, being a By-law to authorize certain capital works of the Corporation of Township of Carling (The “Municipality”); 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 8th day of July, 2013.

 

                                                                                    Carried.

BY-LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT

 

2013-28                                                                     Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law 2013-28, being a By-law to authorize the Mayor and the CAO to execute an Agreement with the Town of Parry Sound for the provision of By-law Enforcement Services be read and finally passed in Open Council this 8th day of July, 2013.

                                                                                    Carried.

9.         CLOSED MEETING

13-067                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 7:37 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.

            OPEN MEETING

 

13-068                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 7:47 p.m.

 

                                             Carried.                       

10.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2013-29                                                                     Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

            THAT By-law 2013-29, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on July 8, 2013, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 8th day of July, 2013.

                                                                                    Carried.

 11.       ADJOURNMENT

 

13-069                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 7:49 p.m.

 

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

 

Gord Harrison, Mayor                                                           Stephen P. Kaegi, CAO/Clerk