The Corporation of the Township Carling



M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Monday, December 16, 2013

Council Chambers

2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

Council Members Present:   Acting Mayor:   Sid Larson    

Councillors:                                                        Mike Konoval

                                                                            Susan Murphy

                                                                            Michael Gordon

Council Members Present:           Mayor:       Gord Harrison

Staff Present:            Stephen Kaegi - Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk

1.            CALL TO ORDER

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

2.         PUBLIC MEETING

Acting Mayor Larson opened the public meeting to consider the naming of a private road that travels over Concession 2, 3 and 4 through Lots 15, 16 and 17 to Oredon Trail. The Clerk informed Council that the notice was posted in the local paper for the past four weeks as well as being circulated to all property owners on the road. No responses were received. Hearing no comments from the public the public meeting was closed.

3.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

 

13-119                       Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                   Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 18, 2013, be approved.

Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

13-120                         Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                      Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on November 15, 2013, be approved.

Carried.

4.         CONSENT APPLICATION B15/2010(C). APPLICANTS: HAUGHTON

13-121                           Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it objects to Consent B15/2010(c), an application to create two new lots on Deep Bay on Part Lot 20, Concession D, by the applicants Haughton, due to the serious constraints of the property as set out in John Jackson’s report to Council dated December 4, 2013.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

5.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

13-122                            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 opening of the new state of the art Ambulance Communications Centre at the WPSHC on November 22.

            Councillor Konoval reported on his participation in the Water Access Committee and the meeting held on November 26 which he felt was very productive. A site tour was held on December 3 which he was not able to attend.

            Councillor Konoval reported on the Industrial Park meeting and the Investment Ready Certified Site program being investigated.

            Councillor Konoval attended the successful Carling Christmas Party at the Carling Hall put on by the Recreation Committee.

            Councillor Konoval asked Council’s permission to acquire and put up some Christmas lights at the Township Office. Council agreed.

            Councillor Murphy reported that the Library has a brand new roof and now the next project is to replace the old tile flooring.

            Councillor Murphy reported that the Museum is advertising for a new intern.

            Councillor Murphy reported that the Belvedere Board is in the process of finalizing their 2014 budget.

            Councillor Gordon reported on the inter-municipal meeting and the preliminary items covered.

            Councillor Gordon reported on the Stop the Drop meeting and the data being sought for near shore water depths as part of the Adaptive Management Plan which would allow the municipality to do modelling that would show water level impacts.

            Councillor Gordon reported on the MTO meeting which discussed Hwy 559 and its future capital plans and bicycle lanes. MTO representatives would consider looking at the potential of bicycle lanes for the first kilometre from Hwy 400/69, painting of white lines on the balance of Hwy 559 and bicycle lanes from the park to the Detour Store.

            Acting Mayor Larson informed Council that he has been appointed to a sub-committee of the Industrial Park to negotiate with MTO over the placement of excess fill from Highway work. In addition informed Council that the water filers nay need to be replaced as the water pressure is not consistent. C.C. Tatham has been hired to look at road upgrades due to new users in the Park. The final issue dealt with the Boards consideration of allowing smaller lots in the Park that face the highway.

 

            Mayor Harrison advised Clerk to circulate his notes and they ranged from Kill Bear Park, Heads of Council meeting, O.P.P costing formula, EMS meeting regarding service coverage in the peak months, meeting with MP Clement regarding funding for adapting to low water levels, REDAC’s new proposed terms of reference, Dare Program and the Staff Christmas Party to name a few.

           

7.         COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

13-123                      Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                   Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

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

Carried.

8.         OTHER BUSINESS

NEW BILLING MODEL FOR POLICE SERVICES

13-124                         Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                      Seconded by Councillor Gordon

WHEREAS the Ontario Provincial Police are proposing a new billing model for   charging municipalities for policing services, starting in 2015;

AND WHEREAS the current billing model is a deployment model, in which cost recovery is based on percentage of detachment workload, actual detachment staffing levels, wages and benefits, and a cost recovery component for other expenditures, which model has been in place for over 15 years;

AND WHEREAS the new methodology would charge each municipality a flat $260 per household fee for the base costs related to providing police services, plus a variable charge for each call for service in that municipality. The rationale for this is that there is a base fixed cost for providing police services that must be borne by all participating municipalities, regardless of the number of calls for service that the OPP responds to in each municipality. The OPP have advised that 73% of their costs are fixed (i.e. base costs) and 27% are variable;

AND WHEREAS the actual specifics of the cost for the calls for service have not been released or calculated, the OPP has estimated that the average cost per household in Ontario for policing services, including both the base cost and the calls for service, would be approximately $369;

AND WHEREAS this model would see the OPP costs for West Parry Sound municipalities increase from $3,412,189 (per 2012 FIR) to $6,537,204, an increase of $3,125,015 or 92%;

AND WHEREAS this model would see OPP costs increase for the Township of Carling from $131,944 (per 2012 FIR) to $634,311, an increase of $502,367 or 381%;

AND WHEREAS this model is fundamentally flawed, unfair and inequitable;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Province of Ontario and Premier Wynne cannot allow this type of unfair treatment towards rural Ontario, and this funding model be scrapped immediately;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; The Honourable John Gerretsen, Attorney General of Ontario; Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM); Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), and all rural Ontario municipalities with a permanent population of 10,000 or less.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

            2013 SURPLUS FUNDS

13-125                             Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                          Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

            WHEREAS there may be surplus or deficit funds in various departments for 2013;

            AND WHEREAS these funds should be transferred to/from reserves for future use;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any surplus for 2013 be transferred to reserves to offset future expenditures or if a deficit occurs, it will be offset by appropriate reserves.

                                                                        Carried.

COST OF LIVING/CPI

 

13-126                          Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                      Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves a cost of living increase to Council and staff of 1 % effective January 1, 2014, as indicated by the Consumer Price Index.

                                                                                    Carried.

2013 TAX WRITE-OFFS

13-127                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                     Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

           NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council approves the following tax write offs for 2013: $8,015.84.

                                                                                    Carried.

           

SET FINES FOR BY-LAW OFFENCES- OBSTRUCTION OF ROADS

 

13-128                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

           NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Council approve the following fine for consideration by the Ontario Court of Justice:

  1. Obstruction of Township Roads By-law        $200.00 per offense

Carried.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION. MILITARY SERVICE RECOGNITION BOOK

Council deferred the request until January meeting as members were going to consult with the local Legion.

APPOINT ACTING MAYOR

 

13-129                          Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                     Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Carling Township Council appoint Councillor Michael Gordon as Acting Mayor for 2014.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

13-130                            Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                        Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Township approves the Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee Terms of Reference dated November 22, 2013, as circulated.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

13-131                       Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                   Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling hereby adopts the Asset Management Plan as prepared by Tulloch Engineering, dated December 2013.

                                                                        Carried.

9.         BY-LAWS

NAMING OF PRIVATE ROAD

Private road to Oredon Trail

Concession 2, 3 & 4 through Lots 15, 16 and 17

 

2013-40                         Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

THAT By-law Number 2013-40, being a By-law to Name a Private Road in the Township of Carling Oredon Trail, be read a finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of December, 2013.

Carried.

OBSTRUCTION OF TOWNSHIP ROADS

2013-41                       Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                      Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

THAT By-law Number 2013-41, being a By-law for prohibiting the Obstruction of Township Roads, be read a finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of December, 2013.

Carried.

STEWARDSHIP ONTARIO AGREEMENT

2013-42                         Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                       Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

THATBy-law Number 2013-42, being By-law for authorize the CAO/Clerk to execute an Agreement with Stewardship Ontario, be read a finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of December, 2013.

Carried.

BORROWING BY-LAW

 

2013-43                       Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                      Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

THAT By-law Number 2013-43, being a By-law to Authorize Borrowing from Time to Time to Meet Current Expenditures during the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2014, be read a finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of December, 2013.

Carried.

INTERIM TAX LEVY AND PENALTY AND INTEREST RATES

           

2013-44                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                      Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

THAT By-law Number 2013-44, being a By-law to Provide for an Interim Tax Levy, to Provide for the Payment of Taxes and to Provide for Penalty and Interest of 1-1/4 percent, be read a finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of December, 2013.

Carried.

 

SMALL RURAL & NORTHERN MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE FUND

            CAPACITY FUNDING CONTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

 

2013-45                           Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                          Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

THAT             By-law Number 2013-45, being a By-law authorizing the Mayor and the CAO to execute the agreement between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Minister of Rural Affairs and the Township of Carling to expand the funds on Dillon Road Bridge, be read a finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of December, 2013.

Carried.

           

10.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

 

2013-46                           Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                          Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

THAT By-Law Number 2013-46, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on December 16, 2013, be read a finally passed in Open Council this 16th day of December, 2013.

Carried.

11.       ADJOURNMENT

13-132                               Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                          Seconded by Councillor Gordon

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:01 p.m.

Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

___________________                 _                                              ______________________

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