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The Township Carling

M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:         Mayor:        Mike Konoval

Councillors: Steven Crookshank, Terry Gilbert, Susan Murphy, Gord Harrison

Staff Present:    Donna Besman, CAO/Clerk
                       Maryann Weaver, Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
                       Doug Vock, CBO

1.    CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Konoval called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

2.    PUBLIC MEETING

Prior to the regular meeting Council held a Public Meeting to consider the following:

        i)    Proposed Building By-law Amendment

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

The purpose of the proposed by-law amendment is to increase fees or charges on any class of permits for services or activities provided on behalf of it.

The effect of the proposed building by-law amendment is to offset expenditures incurred in the building department.

No comments or correspondence were received in the municipal office with respect to the proposing Building By-law Amendment.

Mayor Konoval declared the public meeting closed.

3.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL

15-019                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on January 19, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

15-020                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on January 9, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

    SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

15-021                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on January 28, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

4.    DEPUTATIONS

    PERRY HARRIS.  PARRY SOUND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Perry Harris and Andrew Ryeland updated Council on the 2013/2014 goals and achievements of the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce which include promoting and encouraging economic development in the Parry Sound Area, actively promoting Chamber members though all methods of marketing and increasing Chamber membership.  

Mr. Harris shared that the Chamber of Commerce has launched a new division called "Information Parry Sound Area". The mandate of this committee is to provide information on our full area and to act as a physical "Information Centre".  It is located in their office on Church Street.

Mr. Harris also shared with Council information on the Mobile Information Kiosk (MIK).  The trailer will travel to various area markets, main events and hot spots in the Parry Sound area.  The trailer will be staffed by well-trained information representatives who will personally greet and assist residents, seasonal residents and visitors and introduce them to our area.

    IAN FLEMING.  FESTIVAL OF THE SOUND

Ian Fleming and Beverly McNabb thanked Council for their generous support of the Festival of the Sound over the years.  Mr. Fleming updated Council on a number of festival facts, 2014 achievements and accomplishments and the benefits to being a sponsor the Festival.

Mr. Fleming provided Council with a report which illustrates the economic impact the Festival of the Sound had to the Parry Sound District in 2014.

5.    PARRY SOUND AREA PLANNING BOARD CONSENT APPLICATIONS

    CONSENT APPLICATION B22/2014(C)
    Applicant:  R.C. Hawkins, L.U. Maughan Co. Ltd.
    Owners: Fred & Elfriede Biemann

15-022                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED  hat the Council for the Township of Carling advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it has no objection to Consent B22/2014(C), application to create a lot addition on Lot 3, 42M-606, Owners: Fred & Elfriede Biemann, subject to the following condition:

    1.  That the subject lands be rezoned.

                            Carried.

6.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-023                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

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

                            Carried.

7.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Gilbert reported that he attended an Industrial Park meeting where he was informed that the lagoon fees came in above budget and Carling’s levy will be the same.

Councillor Gilbert reported that the Active Transportation Committee will be holding an “Open Streets” event on July 12 and Sept 13.  Specific streets will be closed to bike and walking traffic only.

Councillor Gilbert updated Council on the research he’s been conducting on establishing a nursing station.  Next step is to meet with Don Sanderson, Jim Hanna and Norm Miller.
Councillor Murphy reported that she attended the Winter Carnival this month and it was a successful event for the Recreation Committee.

Councillor Murphy reported that she and Councillor Harrison met with Liz McWalter to discuss Carlings Communication project.  

Councillor Crookshank updated Council on the various meetings he and Mayor Konoval have attended to acquire information on the possibility of Carling creating their own police force.   

Councillor Crookshank reported that he attended a Community Business & Development Centre meeting to discuss the second stage of the application for funding to hire of a full-time Economic Development Officer (EDO) for West Parry Sound.  

Councillor Harrison reported that he attended a District Social Services Administration Board budget meeting where they announced a zero increase to the budget.

8.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-024                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the January 2015 Council Correspondence listing.

                            Carried.

9.    OTHER BUSINESS

    CARLING POLICING COMMITTEE

15-025                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council approve the creation of the Carling Policing Committee to investigate policing options in Carling Township;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council appoint Mayor Konoval and Councillor Crookshank to the Carling Policing Committee and adopt the Terms of Reference as circulated.

                            Carried.

    CARLING NURSING STATION COMMITTEE
    
15-026                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council approve the creation of the Nursing Station Committee to investigate the requirements and obligations of establishing a Nursing Station in Carling Township;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that Carling Council appoint Councillor Harrison and Councillor Gilbert to the Nursing Station Committee and adopt the Terms of Reference as circulated.

                            Carried.

    AUTISM ONTARIO.  “RAISE THE FLAG” CAMPAIGN.

15-027                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

WHEREAS World Autism Awareness Day will be recognized on April 2nd, 2015 in Canada thanks to Liberal Senator Jim Munson’s Bill S-206, An Act Respecting World Autism Awareness Day;

AND WHEREAS Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects more than 100,000 Ontarians.  Autism Spectrum Disorder is now recognized as the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 94 children, as well as their friends, family and community;

AND WHEREAS ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means it not only manifests itself differently in every individual in whom it appears, but its characteristics will change over the life of each individual as well.  A child with ASD will become an adult with ASD;

AND WHEREAS Autism Ontario (formerly Autism Society Ontario) is the leading source of information and referral on autism and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.  Since 1973, Autism Ontario has been providing support, information and opportunities for thousands of families across the province;

AND WHEREAS Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact.  The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling hereby declare April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day.

                            Carried.

ONTARIO COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE FUND (OCIF)

15-028                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

WHEREAS the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) is providing Municipalities in Ontario $25,000.00 under the Formula Based Funding Program to be used for road resurfacing or capital works projects as identified in the Municipalities Asset Management Plan;

AND WHEREAS municipalities are required to submit application for the purpose of knowing what the funding will be used for;

AND WHEREAS the guard rails at the Dillon Bridge have been deteriorating to a point where replacement is required and that these repairs can be incorporated into the Asset Management Plan as a revision for 2015;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling authorizes the Public Works Superintendent to make revisions to the Asset Management Plan to identify the require guard rail replacement to the Dillon Bridge and to proceed with the scheduled repairs to the bridge in the amount of $40,000 and the $25,000 from the OCIF be put towards this project.

                            Carried.

10.    BY-LAWS

    BUILDING BY-LAW AMENDMENT

2015-06                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

THAT BY-LAW NUMBER 2015-06, being a By-law to amend By-law 2012-17 respecting permit classes, applications, fees and notices required for inspections be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2015.

                            Carried.

STEWARDSHIP ONTARIO-MUNICIPAL HAZARDOUS WASTE OR SPECIAL WASTES AGREEMENT

2015-07                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

THAT BY-LAW NUMBER 2015-07, being a By-law to authorize the CAO/Clerk to execute an Agreement with Stewardship Ontario be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2015.

                            Carried.

11.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2015-08                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

THAT BY-LAW NUMBER 2015-08, Being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on February 17, 2015 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 17th day of February, 2015.

                            Carried.

12.    ADJOURNMENT

15-029                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:31 p.m.

                            Carried.


TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

___________________        _            ________________________
Mike Konoval, Mayor                         Donna Besman, CAO/Clerk

 

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