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The Corporation of the Township Carling


 M I N U T E S
REGULAR MEETING OF COUNCIL
Monday, December 14, 2015
Council Chambers
2 West Carling Bay Rd., Nobel, Ontario

Council Members Present:         Mayor:  Mike Konoval
                                             Councillors:   Terry Gilbert
                                                                    Susan Murphy
                                                                    Steven Crookshank


Staff Present:   Kevin McLlwain, CAO/Clerk/Treasurer
                          Joe Ryman, Public Works Superintendent
                          Doug Vock, Chief Building Official
                          Megan Bonenfant, Office Assistant
                          John Jackson, Planner

 

1.    CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Konoval called the meeting to order at 6:02 pm.

Mayor Konoval presented Doug Vock with a retirement card on Council’s behalf in gratitude of his years of service. Doug thanked Council and gave a few highlights from his career with the Township of Carling.


        a)    Approval of Agenda

Councillor Murphy requested adding a discussion of Woods Property to Committee Reports.

Closed meeting portion moved to end of meeting.

Zoning By-law amendment C517a-2015 moved to later in meeting as courtesy to allow time for objectors to arrive.

        


2.    DISCLOSURE OF PECUNIARY INTEREST

Councillors Gilbert and Crookshank declared pecuniary interest for item 15 i) – Zoning By-law amendment C517a-2015

 


3.    MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING    

    Regular meeting of council
        
    15-209             Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                              Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on November 16, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

 

    Special meeting of council

    15-210            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                             Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Special Meeting of Council held on December 7, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

 

 

4.    DEPUTATIONS

       None

 

5.    OFFICIAL PLAN/ZONING AMENDMENTS    

       None    

 

6.    CONSENT APPLICATIONS

    Consent Application B30/2015 (C)
    Applicant:  J.D. Schwalm
    Property Location:  149 Highway 559

    15-211            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                             Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

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 Consent B30/2015(C), application to create a lot addition on Pt Lot 12, Concession 2.  Applicant: JD Schwalm.

Carried.

 


7.    SITE PLAN CONTROL

    None

 


8.    SHORE ROAD ALLOWANCES

Shore Road Allowance Application SRA 2015-12
    Applicants:  Brian & Donna Graziotto
    Property Location:  9 & 10 Snug Haven Road

    15-212            Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council for the Township of Carling agree to open a file, SRA 2015-12, being an application to close and convey the shore road allowance in front of Con. 12, Lot 75, RP 42R-9678, PCL 22990 and Con. 11 & 12, Pt. Lot 75, Plan 42R-3510, Parts 1, 2 & 4 and  that the shore road allowance to be closed and conveyed be declared surplus pursuant to Property Disposal By-law No. 95-10, subject to right of ways. Applicants: Brian & Donna Graziotto.

Carried.

 


9.    REPORT OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

    15-213            Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                             Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

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

Carried.

 

 

10.    REPORT OF THE COMMITTEES

Councillor Crookshank reported on a Community Policing Committee meeting he had attended on December 2nd in Seguin. He reported that several member municipalities have indicated they will utilize OPP and Councillor Crookshank recommended to Council that Carling do the same, at a cost of approximately $450,000 per year.  He also recommended that the Community Policing Committee remain in standing form as this issue will continue to evolve. Councillor Crookshank read a report he had prepared for Council, to be filed with same.

Councillor Gilbert reported that the Planning Board did not meet last month.

Councillor Gilbert reported on last month’s Industrial Park Board meeting.  The roof repairs for the water treatment plant have solved the wet basement issues, opening up space for potential internet infrastructure (e.g. Vianet – but need minimum $2000.00 per month revenue for Vianet to consider it). Councillor Gilbert reported that all businesses polled in the Park currently use Bell wireless hubs for internet, and internet accessibility has been identified as a barrier to other businesses that may otherwise be interested in relocating to the Industrial Park.   

Councillor Murphy reported that the museum reorganization project was a great success. She also reported that there may be an opportunity for Council to take a ‘white glove tour’ of the museum in the future, and that the GBBR has outgrown their space at the museum and will be moving out.

Councillor Murphy reported that the library will be closed for two months for while renovations occur. St. James United Church has offered the library temporary space free of charge, but they may need to cover some heating and internet costs.  Councillor Murphy also reported that the Library Board is looking for new members as two Board members have recently stepped down.

Councillor Murphy reported that the Carling Rec Committee kids Christmas party on December 12th went very well.

Councillor Murphy reported that the Public Works Task Force has not met but will be meeting shortly.
 
Councillor Murphy reported that the Communications Committee has not met but would like to soon in light of Councillor Gilbert’s report on internet in the Industrial Park to discuss opportunities there. They would also like to discuss providing internet to the public at the Township office, e.g., free wifi in parking lot.
 
Councillor Murphy reported that she and Mayor Konoval have been continuing to clean items out of the Woods house, and there is not much left of great historical value,  She suggested donating what remains to the museum for their spring yard sale (stored in place until spring), and asked Council for support, direction was given to proceed.

Mayor Konoval reported that he had attended both the Carling Kids Christmas party and the Parry Sound Santa Claus parade and that both were great successes.  


Water quality committee  

15-214            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Water Quality Committee report for 2015 be received for information.

Carried.

Councillor Murphy commended The Water Quality Committee for their years of hard work and highlighted that the committee is working closely with the GBBR to ensure Committee is collected data to support ‘bigger picture’ priorities as well as Carling priorities. Councillor Murphy also noted that the Water Quality Committee will be looking to recruit new volunteers.

Mayor Konoval asked Council for support in nominating a citizen for the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards, all were in favour.

Councillor Crookshank reported that Mr. A. Little (past Chair) had inquired after the Water Quality Committee, and Councillor Murphy agreed to take this back to the Committee.

 

 

11.    CORRESPONDENCE

    Council correspondence

    15-215            Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                            Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council receives the November 2015 Council Correspondence listing.
    
Carried.
    
Councillor Gilbert reported that he had attended the Parry Sound Area Food Charter meeting, similar to the Nipissing and Area Food Charter, community initiative to promote local food.

Councillor Crookshank requested more information on Ontario Municipal Partnership Funding allocations for 2016.

 


12.    OTHER BUSINESS

Resignation of Councillor Harrison

15-216            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Carling receive and accept the resignation of Councillor Harrison;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Township of Carling hereby declare Councillor Harrison’s seat vacant.

Carried.
   

Mayor Konoval thanked Mr. Harrison for his years of service with Township of Carling Council and wished him well in his new role as Fire Chief.

Mr. Harrison thanked Council for both his appointment as Fire Chief and for many years of service together on Council.

 


Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee (REDAC) Meeting Minutes

15-217            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                        Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minutes of the Regional Economic Advisory Committee meeting held on November 25, 2015, be approved.

Carried.

 


2015 Surplus Funds

15-218            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any surplus funds for 2015 be transferred to reserves to offset future expenditures, or if a deficit occurs, it will be offset by appropriate reserves.

Carried.

 


2015 Building Permit and By-law Enforcement Report

15-219            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                        Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Chief Building Official’s report dated December 15, 2015 be received for information.

Carried.

Mr. Vock presented an updated “Attachment A” to his report to Council, as some changes had been made since the report was filed for the meeting agenda. Mr. Vock thanked Carol Leblanc, local cottage associations, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs for their support with the septic program.

 


Beech Tree Removal -  Pengally Bay Road #2 and Blind Bay Road

15-220            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                        Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that upon the recommendation of the Public Works Superintendent, Council for the Township of Carling accepts the Request for Quotation for Beech Tree Removal from Welch Works in the amount of $19,195.00 with HST being $2,495.35 for a total amount of $21,690.00, this being the lowest of (2) Request for Quotations received.

Carried.


Mr. Ryman reported on budget overages for this project, which occurred as the quotation was given as cost per tree and more trees required removal than anticipated.  Mr. Ryman also reported that he will be including continuation of this project in the 2016 budget.

 


Request for Contribution – Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and
Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

15-221            Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Carling approve a contribution to the 2016 operating budget of the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in the amount of $_________

Deferred.

 


Request for Contribution – Museum on Tower Hill

15-222            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                        Seconded by Councillor Murphy

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Carling approve a contribution to the Museum on Tower Hill in the amount of $25,000.00

Deferred.

 


Police Services Act – Request for Support from Municipality of Neebing

15-223            Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                        Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Carling supports the Resolution enacted by the Corporation of the Municipality of Neebing which calls on all Ontario municipalities to participate in the provincial consultation process for the Police Services Act, and proposes amending the Police Services Act to allow for a two-tiered policing service utilizing both non-uniformed safety personnel for day-to-day policing and uniformed officers for significant high-level criminal investigations and/or matters requiring particular expertise or specialized equipment.   

Carried.

 


WPS SMART Initiative – Request for Consideration, Fibre Optic Cable Inclusion on
Henvey Inlet Wind Project Transmission Lines

15-224            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Township of Carling supports the WPS SMART initiative’s request to be provided the right for to attach (through a registered carrier) a fibre optic cable to the transmission poles erected by the Henvey Inlet Wind project;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT that the Council of the Township of Carling direct staff to request the inclusion of the following provisions in any easement agreements negotiated as part of the Henvey Inlet Wind project:

Carried.

 

13.    BY-LAWS

Zoning By-law Amendment C517a-2015

Owners: Avalon Properties Limited
Property Location: Part Lot 25, Concession 2


15-225            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                        Seconded by Mayor Konoval

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that By-law C517a-2015 be open for Council deliberation.

Carried.

John Jackson provided overview of Memo to Council dated December 10, 2015. He made note that, should the zoning amendment be passed, it would be prudent to circulate building plans, site plans, etc.,  to neighbouring properties even though there is no compelling legislation to do so.     

Council agreed to have a discussion on planning procedures (e.g., Shore Road Allowance closures, zoning amendments) in the future.

 


C517a-2015            Moved by Mayor Konoval
                                  Seconded by Councillor Murphy

Being a By-law to amend By-law No. C500-2011 (the Zoning By-law) for Part of Lot 25, Concession 2 (Avalon Properties Limited).

Carried.


Shore Road Allowance By-Law.  SRA 2014-4

Applicants:  Stephen & Rosanne Halliday
Property Location: 31 Islandview Dr.

    2015-47            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                               Seconded by Councillor Murphy

Being a By-law to Close and Sell Parts of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of Lot 16, Concession C, Being Part 1, Plan 42R-20373, Township of Carling. (Halliday)

Carried.


Shore Road Allowance By-Law.  SRA 2015-4

Applicants:  Chris & Sheila Sturtridge
Property Location: 40 James Rider Rd.

    2015-48            Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                               Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

Being a By-law to Close and Sell Parts of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of Lot 15, Concession 6, Being Part 1, Plan 42R-20432, Township of Carling. (Sturtridge)

Carried.


Shore Road Allowance By-Law.  SRA 2015-2

Applicants:  Jon-David & Danielle Schwalm
Property Location: 143 Highway 559

    2015-49            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                               Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

Being a By-law to Close and Sell Parts of the Original Shore Road Allowance in Front of Lot 12, Concession 2, Being Part 1, Plan 42R-20414, Township of Carling. (Schwalm)

Carried.


Interim Tax Levy and Penalty and Interest Rates

    2015-50            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                               Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

Being a By-law to Provide for an Interim Tax Levy, to Provide for the Payment of Taxes and to Provide for Penalty and Interest of 1-1/4 percent.

Carried.

    Authorize Borrowing to Meet Current Expenditures for 2016

2015-51            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                           Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

Being a By-law to Authorize Borrowing from Time to Time to Meet Current Expenditures During the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2016.

Carried.


Appointment of Chief Building Official

2015-52            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                           Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

Being a By-law to appoint a Chief Building Official and By-law Enforcement Officer and authorize the execution of an employment contract.

Carried.

 


14.    NOTICES OF MOTION

None

 

 

15.      CLOSED MEETING

    15-226            Moved by Councillor Murphy
                             Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move into a CLOSED MEETING at 8:06 p.m., pursuant to Sections 239(2)e and 239(2)f of the Municipal Act, 2001,S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended for matters subject to solicitor-client privilege.

    1.     By-law Enforcement Matter
    
Carried.

    OPEN MEETING

    15-227            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                            Seconded by Councillor Crookshank

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council move out of a CLOSED MEETING at 8:52 p.m.

Carried.

 


16.    CONFIRMING BY-LAW

    2015-53            Moved by Councillor Gilbert
                               Seconded by Councillor Murphy

Being a By-law to confirm the proceedings of the Regular Meeting of Council held on December 14, 2015.

Carried.

 

 

17.    ADJOURNMENT

15-228            Moved by Councillor Crookshank
                    Seconded by Councillor Gilbert

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Regular Meeting of Council be
adjourned at 8:53 p.m.

Carried.

 

TOWNSHIP OF CARLING


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