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The Corporation of the Township Carling

M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

 

Council Members Present:         Mayor:  Mike Konoval
Councillors:  Terry Gilbert, Susan Murphy, Gord Harrison

Absent with Regrets:     Steven Crookshank

Staff Present:            Kevin McLlwain, CAO/Clerk

                               Maryann Weaver, Deputy Clerk/Planning Assistant

                               Doug Vock, Chief Building Official

Prior to the Regular Council meeting Council Mayor Konoval and Councillor Murphy presented Volunteer Appreciation Awards to Tim Dyer, Linda Gibson and Susan Surette (Linda Gibson accepted the award on behalf of Susan Surette).

1.    CALL TO ORDER

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

2.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING

Regular Meeting Of Council

15-166                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on September 14, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

Committee Of The Whole

15-167                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole held on September 4, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.

Special Meeting of Council

15-168                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on September 30, 2015, be approved.

                            Carried.


3.    DEPUTATIONS

Dr. James Chirico.  North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

Dr. Chirico gave Council a general update on the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit including the over 70 programs that the Health Unit is responsible for.  He then reported on the accommodation challenges in North Bay and went into further details on the Accommodation Project including the process, strategies, costing and financing, risk management and provincial funding.  Dr. Chirico explained that they have received the required majority support for this project and updated Council on the status of the project.  Dr. Chirico assured Council that the Board have implemented certain safeguards to ensure that the levy to the municipalities will not increase.

The Board for the Health Unit and Dr. Chirico are confident that they have taken enough precautions that the new structure will not require any additional levy to the municipalities.

4.    OTHER BUSINESS

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.  Accommodation Planning – Phase II
Approval Request

15-169                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

WHEREAS Council received a Briefing Note from the North Bay Parry-Sound District Health Unit (NBPSDHU) regarding the Accommodation Planning – Phase II project;

WHEREAS the NBPSDHU is requesting Council approval to move forward with the proposed Accommodation Plan;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council for the Corporation of the Township of Carling approves the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit’s proposal to construct a new building for its use on land owned by the Health Unit on Oak Street in North Bay, at a project cost not to exceed $20M, exclusive of land, and that the project be funded by commercial borrowing to be repaid from its annual operating budget.

                            Carried.

5.    DEPUTATIONS

Heather Murch.  Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce

Heather Murch, Manager of Member Services, updated Council on the status of the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce.  Ms. Murch briefly described what the Chamber does for their members and the community and how they do it.  The Chamber requested from Council, an investment of $2000 to help their financial base.

Council agreed to consider the request during budget discussions.

6.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

    Shore Road Allowance Application
    Applicant:  Avalon Properties Limited
    Property Location:  40 Inverlochy Road

15-170                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling agree to open a file, being an application to close and convey the shore road allowance in front of proposed Units 18 & 19 and Unit 21 on the draft plan Vacant Land Condominium Plan, that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10, Applicants Avalon Properties Limited.

                            Carried.

    Shore Road Allowance Application
    Applicant:  David & Linda Mallette
    Property Location:  42 James Rider Road

15-171                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling agree to open a file, being an application to close and convey the shore road allowance in front of Con. 6, Pt. Lot 15, Plan PSR-468, Part 2, PCL 12122 SS, that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10, Applicants David & Linda Mallette.

                            Carried.

7.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

15-172                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

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

                            Carried.

8.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Gilbert reported that the Active Transportation Committee continues to discuss the
link between Nobel, Parry Sound, and Kinsmen Park.

Councillor Gilbert reported that there was water main break in the Industrial Park but conveyed
that they were back up and running within 24 hours.

Councillor Gilbert reported that the Infrastructure Committee met to discuss the Area Pool and
Woods property.

15-173                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council agree to appoint Councillor Gilbert, Mike Crookshank and the appropriate staff as Carling representatives if an Area Pool Committee is struck.

                            Carried.

Councillor Harrison reported that he attended a DSSAB meeting where they discussed the
issues staff are having with the SAMs program, but relayed that they are hoping to have the
bugs worked out by March 2016.

Councillor Murphy advised Council that the Museum reorganization project is almost complete.

Councillor Murphy updated Council on a Risk Management Symposium that she attended with
Mayor Konoval.  

Mayor Konoval reported he attended the REDAC meeting on September 14th, which was
hosted by Carling.

Mayor Konoval advised Council that when Council meets with Norm Miller and MTO
representatives on November 9th, he would like to discuss the problem with garbage on the road
and ditches along Highway 559.

9.    COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE

15-174                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

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

10.    OTHER BUSINESS

Norm Miller MPP.  Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (Oseb) Program

15-175                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

WHEREAS the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) announced in May that it is ending the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit (OSEB) program;

AND WHEREAS the OSEB program was designed to provide unemployed individuals who are or recently have been eligible for Employment Insurance with income and entrepreneurial support while learning to operate a small business;
AND WHEREAS the program has a 94% completion rate in Muskoka over the past 5 years and 76% of the businesses launched five years ago remain open, well above Industry Canada’s reported 5-year survival rate for small businesses;

AND WHEREAS the 110 new businesses launched by OSEB graduates in Muskoka in the past 5 years sustain 142 jobs, demonstrating it is successful in giving participants a pathway to self-employment and is also an important rural economic development tool;

AND WHEREAS OSEB programs from rural regions across Ontario have reported similar statistics;

AND WHEREAS MTCU’s position that entrepreneurial support is available from other service providers overlooks the fact it has not replaced the essential income support component;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Corporation of the Township of Carling recognizes the value of the Ontario Self-Employment Benefit program to rural communities and requests the Ministry of Training, colleges and Universities immediately reinstate the program until a formal evaluation, which must include input from delivery agencies and participants, is completed;

AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED that the Ministry ensure any changes to the OSEB program retain both the entrepreneurial and income-support components that have made it successful.

                            Carried.

Sawdust Bay – Tree/Stump Removal.  Results of RFQ Opening

15-176                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT upon the recommendation of the Public Works Superintendent, Council for the Township of Carling accepts the Request for Quote from Weeks Construction Inc. for the removal of trees and stumps, and supply, apply and compact gravel, for a cost of $23,862.50 plus $3,102.13 HST for a total cost of $26,964.63, this being the lowest quote of three received.

                            Carried.

Wasauksing First Nation.  Township of Carling in Depot Harbour

Council discussed the request from the Wasauksing First Nation.

Council directed the CAO to contact the Wasauksing Council Assistant for more details and to continue further research the lots in questions and Township boundary.

Review of Finance Committee

The CAO reported that he met with Councillor Crookshank and Councillor Gilbert to discuss the goals and objectives of the Finance Committee.  Both Councillors agreed that their interest is more project based and are better suited in a taskforce- item specific type structure assigned by Council.  Council then discussed the other committees including Public Works and the Infrastructure Committee and how they would also be better served having them moved to a taskforce with very specific Council approved tasks.

15-177                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council agree that from now on the Infrastructure, Public Works and Finance Committees are to be referred to as taskforces with specific tasks being assigned by Council from time to time and that these Committees are hereby dissolved.

                            Carried.

11.    BY-LAWS
    
Shore Road Allowance By-Law.  SRA 2014-3
Applicants:  David & Patricia Gower and Jeffrey Warren & Kelly Livingstone
Property Location: 43 & 41 Ridgeway Dr.

2015-39                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

That By-law Number 2015-39, being a By-law to Close and Sell Parts of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of Lot 17, Concession C, Being Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 42R-20335, Township of Carling (Gower & Warren/Livingstone) be read and finally passed in Open Council this 13th day of October, 2015.

                            Carried.

Public Parks and Public Water Access Facilities

2015-40                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

    That By-law Number 2015-40, being a By-law to Amend By-law 2013-21, as amended, which Regulates Public Parks and Public Water Access Facilities in the Township of Carling be read and finally passed in Open Council this 13th day of October, 2015.

                            Carried.

12.    CLOSED MEETING

15-178                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a closed meeting at 9:15pm pursuant to section 239(2)(f) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001 c.25, as amended to deal with advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.

        i)    Planning Matters

                            Carried.

    OPEN MEETING

15-179                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:20 p.m.

                            Carried.

    CLOSED MEETING

15-180                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a closed meeting at 9:21pm pursuant to section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001 c.25, as amended to deal with personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.

        i)    Personnel Matters

                            Carried.

    OPEN MEETING

15-181                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 9:40 p.m.

                            Carried.

15-182                        Moved by Councillor Harrison
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council hereby approves the performance review of Kevin McLlwain and deems that the 6 month probationary period as stated in his Employment Contract has been satisfied and is no longer applicable.

                            Carried.

Councillor Harrison declared a pecuniary interest for an in camera discussion Personnel Matters and vacated his seat for the remainder of the meeting.

    CLOSED MEETING

15-183
                            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Harrison

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a closed meeting at 9:40pm pursuant to section 239 (2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001 c.25, as amended to deal with personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.

        i)    Personnel Matters

                            Carried.

    OPEN MEETING

15-184                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 10:00 p.m.

                            Carried.

13.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

2015-41                        Moved by Councillor Murphy
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

That By-law Number 2015-41, being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on October 13, 2015 be read and finally passed in Open Council this 13th day of October, 2015.

                            Carried.

14.    ADJOURNMENT

15-185                        Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

                            Carried.

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING

___________________________            ___________________________
Mike Konoval, Mayor                              Kevin McLlwain, CAO/Clerk

 

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