The Corporation of the Township Carling



M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Tuesday, October 15, 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

Staff Present:            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

 

13-095                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 9, 2013, be approved.

                                                                    Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

13-096                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on September 6, 2013, be approved.

Carried.

CARLING RECREATION COMMITTEE

13-097                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Carling Recreation Committee held on July 18, 2013, be received.

Carried.

3.         HAROLD THEMER. REQUEST FOR A LICENCE OF OCCUPATION (DOCK) FOR EXCHANGE OF LAND.

            Council gave direction to staff to draft a Licence of Occupation to allow a dock on the shore road allowance in front of Concession D, Pt Lot 14, Plan 42R-7608 Parts 3 & 4.

 

4.         SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION 2013-4

APPLICANTS: BECKY PHILPOTT & KEVIN HUDSON

21 WALTON’S POOL RD.

 

13-098                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                   Seconded by Councillor Murph

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council agree to open a file, SRA 2013-4, being an application to close and convey the shore road allowance in front of PCL 6814 SEC SS, Pt Lot 75, Concession 10, and that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10. Applicants: Becky Philpott and Kevin Hudson, 21 Walton’s Pool Rd.

Carried.

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE APPLICATION 2013-5

APPLICANT: BRIAN COLBY

9 BEECH AVE.

 

13-099                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council agree to open a file, SRA 2013-5, being an application to close and convey the shore road allowance in front of Plan M121, Pt. Lot 13, PCL 8346, SS and that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10. Applicant: Brian Colby 9 Beech Ave.

Carried.

 

5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

13-100                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Murphy

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 the Celebrate Carling event held September 14th at the Carling Recreation Hall. The event was very well attended and the following volunteers received awards: Bob Bissell, Ross Dumont, Tyana Wilson, Helen Wellnhofer, Marion Coutts and Susan Murphy.

            Councillor Murphy reported that the Museum’s Remembrance Day exhibit is coming up and that the Museum is collecting WWII memorabilia and photos.

            Councillor Murphy advised Council that the Belvedere’s Annual meeting is October 17th at 7 pm at Belvedere Heights.

            Councillor Murphy reported that Savour the Flavour held at the Carling Recreation Hall was a huge success and all monies raised will be going to the Raise the Roof campaign.

            Councillor Larson raised some concerns about the Dillon Launch, that the ramp is not close enough to the dock which is causing issues.

            Councillor Gordon – no report.

            Mayor Harrison reported that he attended the School Board meeting where he made a presentation to the Board of Trustees.

           Mayor Harrison reported on the Industrial Park and announced that Tiffany Metals is moving into an existing building in the park with plans to purchase. There are plans for some road upgrades to Helen Crawford Dr. due to the company’s heavy trucking.

            Mayor Harrison reported that he met with the Redac Executive and with the new model, the municipal representatives will only meet quarterly and/or when required.

           Mayor Harrison shared with Council his plans to meet with the Director of EMS Services with the Town of Parry Sound to discuss the need for an ambulance to be positioned in the Township within the months of July and August due to the extreme rise in population, and especially due to the emergency calls from Killbear Provincial Park.

7.         COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

 

13-101                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

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

Carried.

8.         OTHER BUSINESS

2014 COUNCIL/COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE

13-102                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approve the 2014 Council/Committee Meeting Schedule as circulated.

Carried.

 

SMALL, RURAL AND NORTHERN MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

13-103                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Konoval

Whereas municipalities in Ontario have an estimated $60 billion, ten-year infrastructure gap between what they spend and need to spend to account for repairs, rehabilitation and new needs and municipalities cannot make it up alone; and

Whereas, the 2013 Ontario Budget announced a $100 million Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund to help municipalities to invest in their critical infrastructure needs; and

Whereas this funding is proposed to become permanent in budget 2014; and

Whereas the Ministries of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure held consultations with municipalities and the majority overwhelmingly indicated that municipalities preferred a formula-based approach to distribute the Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Program in 2013 and the future; and

Whereas, the Federation of Northeastern Ontario Municipalities has supported the Association of Municipalities of Ontario call for a  predictable formula which will allow eligible municipalities across the province to invest in local infrastructure priorities; and

Whereas, the 2013 Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund announced by the Premier includes a $71 million application-based competitive portion;

Therefore Be It Resolved that the Township of Carling calls upon the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and the Honourable Ministers of Infrastructure and Rural Affairs to:

Further BE IT RESOLVED, that this resolution be sent to surrounding municipalities for their support and copied to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, FONOM, NOMA, ROMA and the Small Urban Municipal Association and the two opposition party leaders for their information.

Carried.

GREAT LAKE ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE – LOW WATER LEVELS

13-104                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Larson

WHEREASthe Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives (GLSTCI) advisory committee on water levels discussed the issue on a teleconference call;

WHEREASthe Advisory Committee reviewed various water level mitigation measures and gave suggestions to the GLSTCI Board to include in their formal response to the International Joint Commission (IJC);

AND WHEREAS several advisory committee members raised concerns over the need and timing of further studies regarding various potential mitigation measures that would deal with water levels in the middle Great Lakes;

AND WHEREAS any further studies could result in the significant delay of taking and substantive mitigation measures that would help regulate the water levels in middle Great Lakes, Michigan, Huron and Georgian Bay;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Township of Carling request that the GLSTCI strongly encourage the IJC and the two federal levels of government to take prompt action to restore water levels on the middle Great Lakes to their natural historic levels.

Carried.

 

CARLING/ARCHIPELAGO SHARED SERVICES

13-105                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Council strike a sub-committee to review Carling and Archipelago shared services/staff agreement to be made up of three Archipelago Council members and the following Carling Council members: Mayor Harrison, Councillor Gordon, and Councillor Larson.

Carried.

9.         BY-LAWS

CHEQUE SIGNING AUTHORITY

2013-35                                                                     Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                 Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law 2013-35, being a By-law to Amend By-law 2009-12, To Designate Persons to Sign Cheques Issued by the Municipality be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2013.

                                                                                    Carried.

AGREEMENT FOR SHARING BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES AND BUILDING INSPECTORS.

2013-36                                                                     Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                 Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT By-law 2013-36, being a By-law to Amend By-law 2004-11, which authorizes the execution of an Agreement for sharing building inspection services and appoints Building Inspectors to be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2013.

                                                                                    Carried.

LICENCE OF OCCUPATION - ALVES BOATHOUSE/DOCKS

2013-37                                                                     Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                 Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law 2013-37, being a By-law To Authorize Licences of Occupation with Respect to Boathouses and Docks in Alves Bay be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2013.

                                                                                    Carried.

10.       CLOSED MEETING

13-106                                                                        Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                                  Seconded by Councillor Gordon

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 8:06 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

 

13-107                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 8:36 p.m.

                                                                                    Carried.

11.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

 

2013-38                                                                     Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

THAT By-law 2013-38, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 15, 2013 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 15th day of October, 2013.

                                                                                    Carried.

12.       ADJOURNMENT

13-108                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

___________________                 _                                   ______________________

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