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The Corporation of the Township Carling

M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, May 11, 2015
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:    Acting Mayor:  Susan Murphy

Councillors:        Steven Crookshank, Terry Gilbert, Gord Harrison

Absent with Regrets:        Mike Konoval

Staff Present:    Donna Besman, CAO/Clerk
                       Maryann Weaver, Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant
                       Joe Ryman, Public Works Superintendent


1.    CALL TO ORDER

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

2.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

    Regular Meeting Of Council – April 20, 2015

15-061                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 20, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

Committee Of The Whole – April 10, 2015

15-062                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on April 10, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.


Committee Of The Whole – April 13, 2015

15-063                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on April 13, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

Committee Of The Whole – April 15, 2015

15-064                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on April 15, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

Committee Of The Whole – April 16, 2015

15-065                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on April 16, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

Committee Of The Whole – April 24, 2015

15-066                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on April 24, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

3.    DEPUTATIONS

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (Gbbr) – Greg Mason
Water Quality Monitoring Program Review

Greg Mason updated Council on the Coordinated Nutrient Monitoring project.  This project is led by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve to make water quality monitoring more consistent and to help research and government decision-making.  GBBR received a grant from Environment Canada’s Lake Simcoe South-Eastern Georgian Bay Clean Up Fund.

To start the review, Mr. Mason reported that a survey will be going out to Council and the volunteers on the Water Quality Committee in the near future.  Once complete his team will conduct a review of the current monitoring program, create a more streamlined monitoring program and train volunteers within the Township and cottage associations, if needed.  Mr. Mason undertook to provide Council updates on the work being done on a biannual or possibly more frequent basis.

    Park To Park Trail.  Peter Searle

Mr. Searle informed Council that a few sections of the trail, located within Carling Township, have fallen into disrepair.  One portion, approximately 100 metres long, has broken apart and the second portion, approximately 500 metres long, is in need of some gravel to better solidify it in place.

Mr. Searle reported to Council that the Park to Park Trail Association has received some funding through the National Trails Coalition (NTC) grant program. The funding is based on a fifty cent dollar.  The Board is requesting that Carling Council provide $20,000 and the remaining $20,000 would come from the grant to complete these repairs and upgrades.

4.    UNFINISHED PLANNING BUSINESS
    
Avalon Properties (Inverlochy Resort) – Request To Amend Vacant Land Condominium

John Jackson provided Council with a brief update on the background of the original application as well as the proposal to eliminate a portion of the common area.

15-067                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling advise the Parry Sound Area Planning Board that it has no objection to the amendment to the Vacant Land Condominium Application No. 49-CD-07002, to reconfigure the common area to eliminate the common area in front of Units 1-4 and Units 9-14; Applicants: Avalon Properties (Inverlochy), subject to the following condition:

    1.    That the subject lands be rezoned.

                            Carried.

5.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-068                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

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

                            Carried.

6.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Harrison reported that the Park to Park Board will be considering other projects through the National Trails Coalition (NTC) grant program, such as bridge work etc.

Councillor Crookshank reported that the Parry Sound Area Planning Board Budget has been set and appears that activity will meet budget estimates.

Councillor Murphy reported that she attended the Annual Clean Up Day and BBQ and both were very well attended.  

Councillor Murphy reminded Council that the Museum will be having their Annual Yard Sale and Bake Sale this coming long weekend.  All funds raised from the garage sale will go towards the RE-ORG project to help preserve the area's history for generations to come.

Councillor Murphy reported that the Library Board is conducting an extensive review of the policy manual.  The Board will also be looking at a Strategic Plan project.

7.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-069                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

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

                            Carried.

8.    OTHER BUSINESS

Amberley Gavel Ltd.  Report Of Closed Meeting Investigation

15-070                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

THAT WHEREAS, Amberley Gavel Ltd. prepared a closed meeting investigation report in response to a complaint received about a closed meeting of the Corporation of the Township of Carling;

AND WHEREAS, the Council of the Township of Carling have now received this Closed Meeting Investigation Report;

AND WHEREAS, although the Council of the Township of Carling believe the Report contains some inaccuracies they wish to place on record that they view this matter as a learning experience and they wish to state that there was no intent to subvert the requirement under the Municipal Act for transparent local government;

NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Township of Carling do hereby declare that they will in future be especially vigilant when they are gathering as a quorum in any forum to ensure that no discussion takes place which materially advances the business of the Township, unless it is at a meeting being held in compliance with the requirements of the Municipal Act.

                            Carried.

    Request For Sign Installation – East Carling Bay Rd.
Applicant:  Gary Phillips

15-071                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling permits the installation of a 4 foot by 8 foot real estate advertising sign to be placed on Township Road Allowance on the west side of Carling Bay Rd. East, 400 metres from the intersection of Highway 559 and Carling Bay Rd. East, as per the submitted application from Mr. Gary Phillips.

                            Defeated.

    Pool/Recreation Complex With New School

15-072                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

WHEREAS, the West Parry Sound area is at a pivotal moment with the recent funding announcement for a new K-12 School;

AND WHEREAS, this is a singular opportunity to incorporate an area pool and recreation complex into the site planning for the new school which will serve not only the students but the entire community of West Parry Sound;

AND WHEREAS, the Council of the Township of Carling are very supportive of this area initiative and the many economic, social and health benefits which will be the outcome of the existence of such a facility;

NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Township of Carling urges the other West Parry Sound Municipalities to join them in this support and in requesting that the Near North Board of Education consider a process for collaboration regarding location, design and funding for an area pool/recreation complex to be built in conjunction with a new K-12 school.

                            Carried.

Waste Diversion

15-073                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

WHEREAS municipal taxpayers bear more than 50% of the cost of waste disposal and recycling of packaging and printed paper in the waste stream, which products are increasingly complex, multi-material and expensive to recycle, reclaim or dispose of;

WHEREAS The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has committed to replacing the current waste diversion legislation, but has not yet introduced replacement legislation to the legislature;

WHEREAS producer responsibility provides that producers be responsible for 100% of the costs of certain designated wastes for full cost end-of-life management for such products and packaging;
    
WHEREAS municipalities should not have to bear the cost of managing the disposal of these materials;

WHEREAS waste is a valuable resource;

WHEREAS producer responsibility would provide considerable savings to Carling Township residents and grow the local economy as producers innovate to reduce waste, develop more easily recyclable packaging and work with municipalities on better ways to collect and process it;

AND WHEREAS increased recycling and reclamation could add 13,000 good, high quality jobs in Ontario and contribute more than $1.5 billion every year to Ontario’s economy;

NOW THEREFORE be it resolved that the Township of Carling calls on the Ontario Government to introduce legislation to replace the Waste Diversion Act with a system based on full Producer Responsibility, ensuring that producers are responsible for 100% of end-of-life costs of designated waste, and that producers need to work with the municipal sector on those Producer Responsibility Programs that affect the municipal integrated waste management system so that municipalities are fairly compensated for services provided to manage designated waste that enters the municipal system.

                            Carried.

Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation, Ground Mounted Solar Project.
Province’s Fit Program.
    
15-074                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

WHEREAS capitalized terms not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the FIT rules, Version 4.0;

AND WHEREAS Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation (the “Applicant”) proposes to construct and operate a ground mounted solar project (the “Project”) on Part of Lot 9, Concession 9, Township of Carling (the “Lands”) in the Township of Carling under the Province’s FIT Program;

AND WHEREAS the Applicant has requested that Council of the Township of Carling indicate by resolution Council’s support for the construction and operation on the Project on the Property;

AND WHEREAS pursuant to the FIT Rules, Version 4.0, Applications whose Projects received the formal support of Local Municipalities will be awarded Priority Points, which may result in the Applicant being offered a FIT Contract prior to other Persons applying for FIT Contracts:

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council for the Township of Carling supports the construction and operation of the project on the Lands.

                            Carried.

9.    BY-LAWS

Shore Road Allowance By-Law.  Sra 2014-2
Applicant:  Killbear Marina (1984) Ltd. (Will Reichenbacher)
Property Location: 31 Pengally Bay Rd.

2015-15                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

That By-law Number 2015-15, being a By-law to Close and Sell Part of Lot 65, Concession 9; Part of an Original Road Allowance between Lots 65 and 66, Concession 9; and Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of the Original Road Allowance between Lots 65 and 66, Concession 9, and in front of Part Lot 65, Concession 9, Being Parts 1, 2 and 3, Plan 42R-9448, Township of Carling (Killbear Marina (1984) Ltd.) be read and finally passed in Open Council this 11th day of May, 2015.

                            Carried.

    2015 Tax Rates And Budget By-Law
        
2015-16                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

That By-law Number 2015-16, being a By-law to adopt the estimates of all sums required during the year and to strike the tax rates for the year 2015 for the Township of Carling be read and finally passed in Open Council this 11th day of May, 2015.

                            Carried.

    Appoint Municipal By-Law Enforcement Officers

2015-17                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

That By-law Number 2015-17, being a By-law to Appoint Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers be read and finally passed in Open Council this 11th day of May, 2015.

                            Carried.

10.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2015-18                        Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

That By-law Number 2015-18, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on May 11, 2015 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 11th day of May, 2015.

                            Carried.

11.    ADJOURNMENT

15-075                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 8:04 p.m.


                            Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


___________________________        ___________________________
Mike Konoval, Mayor                           Donna Besman, CAO/Clerk