The Corporation of the Township of Carling

 

M I N U T E S    
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, November 10, 2014
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Gord Harrison

Councillors:        Michael Gordon, Sid Larson, Susan Murphy, Mike Konoval

Staff Present:    Stephen Kaegi – CAO/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

14-102                    Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 14, 2014, be approved.

                                    Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

14-103                    Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on October 14, 2014, be approved, as amended.

                                    Carried.


3.    PARRY SOUND AREA PLANNING BOARD CONSENT APPLICATIONS

    CONSENT APPLICATION B17/2014(C)
    Owner:  Edith Howe Family Trust
    Island 354C, Rocky Rest Island

14-104                    Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Township Council advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it has no objection to Consent B17/2014(C), application to create one new lot on Georgian Bay, Applicants, Edith Howe Family Trust, subject to the following conditions:

1.    That the severed lot be rezoning with a holding symbol. (The holding symbol would be lifted upon an ecological assessment related specifically to the future location of dwelling, septic and dock)

2.    Payment of parkland dedication fees in lieu of parkland, being 5% of the value of the land.

                                    Carried.

4.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

SHORE ROAD ALLOAWANCE APPLICATION SRA 2014-4
Applicants:  Stephen & Rosanne Halliday
Property Location:  31 Island View Drive

14-105                    Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council agree to open a file, SRA 2014-4 being an application to close and convey the shore road allowance in front of Plan M170, Lot 29, PCL 12313, and that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10.  Applicants:  Stephen & Rosanne Halliday, 31 Island View Drive.

                                    Carried.

5.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Councillor Murphy requested a report on the Pound Keeper Facility which show statistics on use.

14-106                    Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

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 that he attended the CPAC meeting on October 13th.  Crime is low in Carling, but accidental 911 calls are high.

    Councillor Konoval reminded Council that the Remembrance Day service is being held tomorrow.

    Councillor Murphy reported that the Library Board has applied to the Trillium Fund for a new floor, ceiling and other renovations.

    Councillor Murphy reported that the Museum will be displaying The "North Star Exhibit," on Sunday, November 16th, which celebrates 140 years in publication for Parry  Sound's local newspaper, the Parry Sound North Star.

    Councillor Murphy reported that the budget for Belvedere Heights is close to being finalized.

    Councillor Larson communicated to Council that he was never in favour of amalgamating Carling Township with The Archipelago, or any other Township and never will be.

Councillor Larson expressed to Council what a privilege it was to serve as a Councillor for Carling Township this past term.  He spoke of Councils many achievements and accomplishments and also expressed his thanks to Council and Staff for all the hard work, commitment and dedication over the past four years.

Councillor Gordon thanked Council and staff for their hard work over the last four years and agreed with Councillor Larson that a lot was achieved.

    Councillor Gordon reported that he attended the Ontario By Bike Workshop that was held at Canadore College on October 22nd.  The workshop highlighted how welcoming cyclists can provide an economic boost to businesses, including marketing and networking opportunities for businesses and organizations.  Norm Miller was in attendance and a meeting has been scheduled for November 26th to identify next steps on lobbying the Province to pave the shoulders on HWY 559 and HWY 124.

    Mayor Harrison reported that the Fire Department held their annual Haunted House which was very well attended.

Mayor Harrison reported that he attended an Emergency Response Training Session.  The training provided an understanding of hazardous material and dangerous goods rail emergencies.


7.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

14-107                    Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

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

                                    Carried.

8.    OTHER BUSINESS

    TOWN OF BANCROFT.  OPP BILLING IN UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIPS.

14-108                    Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

WHEREAS the Township of Carling is in receipt of the new OPP Billing Model which will see invoices split between base costs and calls for service on an approximate 60/40 split;

    AND WHEREAS all municipalities will pay the same base cost per property, which is estimated at $203.00 per property;

    AND WHEREAS the new model received Cabinet approval on August 13, 2014 and will commence on January 1, 2015, to be phased in over five years;

    AND WHEREAS the Province is currently responsible for policing costs associated with unorganized townships;

    AND WHEREAS the Town of Bancroft has passed a resolution requesting the Province to implement a billing method for those properties located in unorganized townships;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Township Council does hereby endorse the resolution passed by the Town of Bancroft and request the Province to implement a billing method for those properties in unorganized townships so those properties contribute to their fair share of policing costs;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be forwarded to the Premier, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Ministry of Finance, AMO, MPP Norm Miller, and all municipalities serviced by the OPP.

                                    Carried.

FUEL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

14-109                    Moved by Councillor Gordon
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that upon the recommendation of the Public Works Superintendent, Council for the Township of Carling accepts the quote from Fuel Master for the supply and installation of an Automated Fuel Management System in the amount of $15,710.84 with HST being $2,042.00 for a total amount of $17,753.00 this being the lowest of (3) proposal received.

                                    Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF MCKELLAR.  NEW OPP BILLING MODEL

14-110                    Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

WHEREAS the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Mr. Yasir Naqvi announced a new OPP billing model to take effect on January 1, 2015 based on calls for service and base costs;


AND WHEREAS the effect of the new billing model is to shift policing costs from urban centres to small rural communities;

AND WHEREAS the shift in costs is more pronounced in communities with a large number of seasonal households;

AND WHEREAS the Federal Government’s definition of households does not include seasonal dwellings as households and therefore may affect the new formula;

AND WHEREAS the new funding formula will force small rural communities to consider alternative policing arrangements, cuts to existing programs and services, depletion of capital reserves or major increases in taxes;

AND WHEREAS there will be no increase in OPP levels of service;

AND WHEREAS the new funding formula will mean an increase for the Township of Carling in OPP costs from $174,318 in 2014 to $445,120 in 2015 or an increase of 255 percent not accounting for the five year phase in adjustment;

AND WHEREAS there is nothing in the new funding formula which controls future OPP cost increases;

AND WHEREAS the new OPP funding formula will negatively affect over 130 small rural municipalities;

AND WHEREAS unorganized municipalities have not been considered in this new formula;

AND WHEREAS small rural communities do not have the economic ability to generate new tax revenues from commercial property to off-set new costs;
AND WHEREAS the larger urban municipalities are going to receive savings on new OPP costs and yet have the higher calls for service and crime rate;
        
AND WHEREAS this means that small rural seasonal communities that are relatively safe communities are subsidizing larger urban centres;

AND WHEREAS the overall OPP review process was flawed whereby the many resolutions, delegations and depositions by various communities were not listened to; the various committees that were established were weighted in favour of larger communities and the results appear to have been predetermined;
    
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling reiterate its objection to the new OPP billing model and call on the Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Mr. Yasir Naqvi, the Auditor General, Ms. Bonnie Lysyk and the Ombudsman, Mr. Andre Marin to call a moratorium on the implementation of the new billing model until such time as a fair and more equitable billing model for all Ontario municipalities can be introduced;

AND FURTHER THAT this resolution be circulated to all municipalities in the District of Parry Sound, all small rural municipalities in Ontario, AMO, FONOM, NOMA, ROMA, and the PC and NDP parties.

                                    Carried.

9.    BY-LAWS

ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT C511-2014
Applicants:  Peter Laurie and Beth Leibovitz
9 Adam Brown Rd.

C511-2014                    Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Konoval

That By-law Number C511-2014, being a By-law to amend By-law No. C500-2011, Concession 12, Pt Lot 75, Part 1 of Plan PSR-439, Part 3 of Plan 42R-9115, Parcel 6112 S/S  (Laurie), be read and finally passed in Open Council this 10th day of November, 2014.

                                    Carried.


10.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2014-45                    Moved by Councillor Larson
                        Seconded by Councillor Gordon

That By-law Number 2014-45, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 10, 2014, be read and finally passed in Open Council this 10th day of November, 2014.

                                    Carried.

11.    ADJOURNMENT


14-111                    Moved by Councillor Konoval
                        Seconded by Councillor Larson

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

                            Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


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