The Corporation of the Township Carling

M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

Monday, March 10, 2014

Council Chambers

2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

Council Members Present:                       Mayor:                        Gord Harrison

Councillors:                                                                          Susan Murphy

                                                                                                Mike Konoval

                                                                                                Sid Larson

                                                                                                Michael Gordon

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.         PUBLIC MEETING

           Zoning  By-law Amendment C509-2014.

Applicants: David & Sharon Boddy

            2 Rockcliffe Drive

Mayor Harrison called the public meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law as set out below.

The purpose of the proposed zoning by-law amendment is to add a further exception to the lands at 2 Rockcliffe Drive being Lot 53, of Plan M-170.

The effect of the additional exception to WF1-28 is to allow the maximum accessory building floor area to be increased by 74m2 to a total of 267 square metres and a maximum main dwelling gross floor area of 244 square metres.

The Deputy Clerk advised that the notice requirements of the Planning Act had been met and that no correspondence had been received in the municipal office with respect to the proposed rezoning.

The Mayor asked if there was anyone present who wished to address council with respect to the proposed by-law. No one in attendance spoke either in support of opposition to the proposed by-law.

Mayor Harrison declared this portion of the public meeting closed.

 

Zoning By-law Amendment C510-2014.

All waterfront lands in the whole of the Township of Carling

     

Mayor Harrison called the public meeting to order and read out the purpose and the effect of the by-law as set out below.

The purpose of the proposed zoning by-law amendment is to rescind Zoning By-law C505-2013, which is Temporary Dock By-law that provided temporary relief from Section 5.15 paragraphs (a) through (i) of Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. C500-2011, which regulates the location, size, number and use of docks.

The effect of the proposed zoning by-law amendment will reinstate all docking regulations as set out in Comprehensive Zoning By-law No. C500-2011.

The Deputy Clerk advised that the notice requirements of the Planning Act had been met and that correspondence for both objections and support had been circulated to Council.

The Mayor asked if there was anyone present who wished to address council with respect to the proposed by-law.

Tom Mahood was in attendance and spoke in support of the proposed zoning by-law.

Mayor Harrison declared the public meeting closed.

3.         BY-LAWS

ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT C509-2014.

Applicants: David & Sharon Boddy

            2 Rockcliffe Drive

C509-2014                                                                Moved by Councillor Larson                                                                                               

                                                                               Seconded by Councillor Murphy

 

THAT By-law C509-2014, being a By-law to amend By-law No. C500-2011, The Zoning By-law for Lot 53, Plan M-170 (Boddy), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 10th day of March, 2014.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

ZONING BY-LAW TO RESCIND TEMPORARY USE BY-LAW (DOCKS)

C510-2014                                                                Moved by Councillor Konoval                                                                                                   

                                                                                Seconded by Councillor Gordon

THAT By-law C510-2014, being a By-law to Rescind Zoning By-law C505-2013 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 10th of March, 2014.

                                                                                    Carried.

4.         DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

            Councillor Konoval declared a pecuniary interest for item 15 (iv) on the revised agenda.

5.         MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

            REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

 

14-024                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 10th, 2014, be approved.

                                                                                    Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

14-025                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on February 7th, 2014, be approved.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

6.         REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

14-026                                                                        Moved by Councillor Larson

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

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

                                                                                    Carried.

7.         REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Konoval reported that he attended the CPAC meeting in January.

Councillor Murphy reported that the Parry Sound Public Library has a new roof. The library is running a children’s program over the March Break and so far it has been well received.

            Councillor Murphy reported that the Parry Sound Museum has received a $10,000 donation.

            Councillor Larson reported that he attended the Parry Sound Area Planning Board meeting where they finalized the 2014 budget.

            Councillor Gordon reported that he attended the ROMA/ORGA conference in Toronto last month with Mayor Harrison. Both he and Mayor Harrison, along with Reeve Ketchum and two Councillors from the Township of the Archipelago met with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing who complimented and strongly endorsed the two municipalities on their shared services arrangement. The Minister indicated they would like to see more of these types of agreements. The Minister directed MMAH staff to provide assistance with the upgrading and strengthening of the existing inter-municipal shared service agreement.

            Councillor Gordon reported on their meeting with Glenn Murray, Minister of Transportation about Highway 559 and Carlings push for bike lanes. The Minister advised them that there may be some funding opportunities coming up in the near future.

            Councillor Gordon reported that he attended the Georgian Bay Land Trust Winterlude event in Toronto where he screened a film called Watermark, which was produced by a Georgian Bay cottager and includes shots of Georgian Bay in the film.

            Mayor Harrison reported that he and other Heads of Council for the West Parry Sound Area met with Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, at the ROMA/OGRA conference to discuss the OPP pricing issue. Mayor Harrison was unhappy to report that the Minister feels confident in the formula but could be some minor changes.

            Mayor Harrison reported to Council that he met with staff members of the Minister of Education who advised him that the new school for Parry Sound is second on the list of priorities and that there was a good chance the project would move forward next year.

            Mayor Harrison informed Council that he attended the quarterly Redac meeting and was happy to report that although Redac has been reformed, the community is still supporting them.

8.         COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

14-027                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the February 2014 Council Correspondence listing.

                                                                                    Carried.

9.         OTHER BUSINESS

FRANK FERNANDEZ, STOP THE NUCLEAR DUMP. NUCLEAR WASTE REPOSITORY

14-028                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

WHEREAS Ontario Power Generation is proposing to construct an underground long-term burial facility for all of Ontario’s low and intermediate level radioactive nuclear waste at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, some of which is highly radioactive and will remain toxic for over 100,000 years. This site is approximately one kilometre inland from the shore of Lake Huron and about 400 metres below the lake level; and

WHEREAS water is Canada’s most important resource and should be protected and managed prudently; and

WHEREAS the Great Lakes are vital to the economic and agricultural well-being to both Canada and the United States of America; and

WHEREAS Lake Huron and the connecting waters, including Lake St. Clair, are a source of drinking water for millions of people downstream in Canada, the United States of America and First Nations; a

WHEREAS concern has been expressed by individuals, citizen and environmental groups and municipalities and counties in both Canada and the United States; and

WHEREAS under the 2012 Protocol Amending the Agreement Between Canada and the United States of America on Great Lakes Water Quality, the governments of Canada and the United States acknowledge the importance of anticipating, preventing and responding to threats to the waters of the Great Lakes; and

WHEREAS the Governments of Canada and of the United States share a responsibility and an obligation to protect the Great Lakes from contamination from various sources of pollution, including the leakage of nuclear waste from an underground nuclear waste repository; and

WHEREAS placing a permanent nuclear waste burial facility so close to the Great Lakes is ill-advised. The potential damage to the Great Lakes from any leak or breach of radioactivity far outweighs any suggested economic benefit that might be derived from burying radioactive nuclear waste at this site. The ecology of the Great Lakes, valuable beyond measure to the health and economic well-being of the entire region, should not be placed at risk by storing radioactive nuclear waste underground so close to the shoreline;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling, in order to protect the Great Lakes and its tributaries, urges that neither this proposed nuclear waste repository at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station nor any other underground nuclear waste repository be constructed in the Great Lakes Basin, in Canada, the United States, or any First Nation property.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling urges the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario to reject (and seek alternatives to) Ontario Power Generation’s proposal to bury radioactive nuclear waste in the Great Lakes Basin.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be provided to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Federal Minister of the Environment Leona Aglukkaq, Parry Sound-Muskoka M.P.P. Norm Miller, Parry Sound-Muskoka M.P. Tony Clement, the West Parry Sound Area Municipalities, Wasauksing, and Shawanaga First Nations and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

                                                                                    Defeated.

PARRY SOUND DISTRICT SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION BOARD. CHILD CARE MODERNIZATION ACT

14-029                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling supports the Parry Sound District Social Services Administration Boards resolution that urges the Ministry of Education to amend the CCMA to ensure that School Boards are required to provide extended day programming for children ages 4-12 in all schools, regardless of minimum numbers of students so that parents and families have equal access to services in line with the vision of a seamless education experience for 4-12 year olds.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

GREAT LAKES AND ST. LAWRENCE CITIES INITIATIVE.

INPUT REQUESTED

           

Council directed staff to draft a letter to the GLSLCI supporting the proposed vision statement, but request that they also keep the following on their radar: aquaculture, evasive species and education of species at risk for young children.

 

APPOINT ALTERNATE MEMBER TO THE WEST PARRY SOUND JOINT ELECTION COMPLIANCE AUDIT COMMITTEE

14-030                                                                        Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Gordon

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council appoint Judy Keown as the alternate member (as per the Committee Terms of Reference) to the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee to represent the Township of Carling, the Municipality of McDougall, the Township of McKellar, the Town of Parry Sound, the Township of Seguin and The Township of the Archipelago for the remainder of the current Term ending November 30th, 2014.

                                                                                    Carried.

14-031                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council appoint Ed Ewing, Larry Simons, Peter Spadzinski as members and Judy Keown as the alternate member (as per the Committee Terms of Reference) to the West Parry Sound Joint Election Compliance Audit Committee to represent the Township of Carling, the Municipality of McDougall, the Township of McKellar, the Town of Parry Sound, the Township of Seguin and The Township of the Archipelago for the Term December 1st, 2014 to November 30th, 2018.

                                                                                    Carried.

AMO – JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY

Council directed staff to draft a letter as request by AMO.

 

AMO – BILL 69, PROMPT PAYMENTS ACT, 2013

Council directed staff to draft a letter as request by AMO.

 

HIRING OF PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER

14-032                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling authorize the CAO to proceed with the negotiations and hiring of Michael Kearns as the Public Works Manager.

Councillor Konoval asked for a recorded vote.

                                    Yeas                                                               Nays

                        Councillor Gordon                                       Councillor Konoval

                        Councillor Larson                           

                        Councillor Murphy                          

                        Mayor Harrison                                

                                                                                    Carried.

10.       BY-LAWS

HIRING OF PUBLIC WORKS MANAGER

 

2014-09                                                                     Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

THAT By-law 2014-09, being a by-law to authorize the Mayor and the CAO to execute the contract with the Public Works Manager be read and finally passed in Open Council this 10th day of March, 2014.

 

Councillor Konoval asked for a recorded vote.

                                    Yeas                                                               Nays

                        Councillor Murphy                                       Councillor Konoval

                        Councillor Larson                           

                        Councillor Gordon                          

                        Mayor Harrison                                

                                                                                    Carried.

 

SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCE BY-LAW

Applicant: David Goodwill

78 & 80 Rockcliffe Dr. N and 2 Curran Trail

 

2014-10                                                                     Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

THAT By-law 2014-10, being a By-law to Close and Sell Parts of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of Lots 18 and 19, Concession C, being Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Plan 42R-20081, Township of Carling (Goodwill) be read and finally passed in Open Council this 10th day of March, 2014.

                                                                                    Carried.

11.       CLOSED MEETING

 

14-033                                                                        Moved by Councillor Gordon

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 7:40 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

14-034                                                                        Moved by Councillor Murphy

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Konoval

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 8:05 p.m.

                                                                                    Carried.

12.       CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2014-11                                                                     Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

 

THAT By-law 2014-11, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on March 10, 2014 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 10th day of March, 2014.

                                                                                    Carried.

13.       ADJOURNMENT

14-035                                                                        Moved by Councillor Konoval

                                                                                    Seconded by Councillor Larson

            NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

                                                                                    Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

___________________                 _                                              ________________________

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

2 West Carling Bay Road
Nobel, Ontario
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