June 2, 2014 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council will be held Monday June 2, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
 
MAYOR COOPER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Cooper
Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Lloyd
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Hull (regrets)
Councillor West
Councillor Cunningham
Councillor Gardhouse
 
Staff Present:                       
John Brown, CAO
Sara Almas, Clerk
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Peter Dunbar, Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Brian MacDonald, Director of Public Works and Engineering Services
Marcus Firman, Chief Operating Officer (Water/Wastewater)
Larry Irwin, Director of IT Services (regrets)
Jennett Mays, Communications Officer
                                            
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 226           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for June 2nd, 2014 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 227           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held May 26th, 2014, be approved as presented.
 
                        CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES - Nil
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Red Maple Plan of Subdivision)
Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format.
 
Clerk Sara Almas confirmed notice has been provided with respect to the planning application being heard this evening, in accordance with the Planning Act. Notice was provided on May 9 2014.
 
Trevor Houghton, Senior Planner reviewed the details of the planning application.  The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment pertains to a parcel of land located on the east side of the Tenth Line (south of Mountain Road) and is legally described as Part of the South Half of Lot 44, Concession 10, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe.  The subject property is approximately 17.6 ha (43.5 ac) in area.  This application has been submitted on the behalf of Consar Development (Collingwood) Inc. and this particular project is now being called the “Red Maple” plan of subdivision.
 
THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to; 1) allow the proposed reconfiguration of the “Block 197” townhouse block; and 2) to reduce the minimum required lot frontage from 7.5 m to 6.7 m and the minimum lot area from 225 m2 to 214 m2 for proposed “Street” Townhouse dwellings.
 
Glen Lucas, agent on behalf of the applicant, further explained the intent of the application and requested Council’s favourable consideration of the amendment.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first time for comments from the public.
 
Gary Mark, 55 Brook Avenue, addressed Council providing a detailed review of the existing treed area that is being proposed to be removed, noting his conditional support for the increase in density, and requested consideration of alternative options to save some of the existing trees. Mr. Mark further requested separation between the two subdivisions be maintained and respectfully request Council to better understand the applicants redline revisions. The loss of the forest would negatively impact the residents of Georgian Meadows, and further request the Town impose a holding zone on the proposed lots that will require the removal of the trees until the Town can further evaluate the proposal and not issue any further tree removal permits.    
 
Mayor Cooper called for the second time for comments from the public.
 
Frank Huggins, 39 Sherwood Street, submitted a petition to the Town, further stating his support of Mr. Mark’s position requesting Council to save the trees.
 
Rob Booth, 41 Sherwood Street, expressed his concerns with the removal of the trees questioning the validity of the marketing data received as the mature treed buffer helps to increase property value, providing a great landscape and place for kids to play. Mr. Booth was told by the developer of Sherwood that the treed area was protected land.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the third time for comments from the public.
 
Howard Fawcett, long time Georgian Meadows resident, expressed his concerns with the removal of the trees, stressing their importance to the community. He walks the trail regularly and believes the trees add economic value to the surrounding neighbourhoods and are home to many wildlife.
 
Eva Marsot-Shiffman, 47 George Street, expressed her strong support to retain the trees, explaining the benefits including habitat for wildlife, oxygen and beautification, and recommended the Town not support the application to remove the trees.
 
Judith Somborac, 32 Connor Avenue, requested Council reread and consider the study recommending a buffer between the two subdivisions and further requested that because of the increased density that the trees be retained and enhanced and asked about the possibility to zone the lands to maintain the trees.  
 
Jason Murphy, 46 Brook Avenue, moved to Georgian Meadows three years ago to enjoy the natural environment and seeing the community use and enjoy this greenspace and wildlife every day. Mr Murphy explained the significance the forested area as it provides a great sense of community, and further supported the recommendations of Mr. Mark thanking him for his efforts.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the final time for comments from the public.  The public portion of the meeting closed.
 
Mrs. Farrer provided clarification to holding or protecting environmentally significant lands, that zoning them as Environmental Protection is the only zone that is used to limit tree cutting within the municipality.
 
Council inquired to the temporary storm water management pond, length of the temporary placement of the pond and where the water will go once it is removed.  Mr. MacDonald addressed the question further explaining its purpose is to stop the sediment from entering the creek during the construction phase.  Council asked about to the ownership of the wastewater management pond located in Georgian Meadows and how changes to the pond could be implemented. Mr. MacDonald explained the approval processed required.  Council requested the developer give further consideration to the trees as they provide social and cultural significance within the community and add value to the properties surrounding this area.
 
Mr. Lucas addressed comments raised with respect to environmentally protected lands, confirming the lands have been designated and zoned for residential development for over 30 years, and further reviewed the size of the land in question, location of the servicing corridor, purpose of buffers, amended tree removal permit and purpose of the temporary storm pond.
 
Council suggested the proponents meet with the neighbours.
The public meeting closed at 6:19pm.
 
DEPUTATION - Nil
           
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 228           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
General Consent Items
A.1
Manito Shrine Club request for permission to hold ‘tollgate’ fundraiser
(Staff recommend working with the organization to investigate alternative options)
Direction Required
A.2
Cement Association of Canada request for letter of support to raise concern about proposed Building Code changes
Received for Information
A.3
D. Doherty re: Admiral Collingwood Remediation Agreement
Received for Information
A.4
NVCA Highlights of the Board of Directors Meeting No. 05/14 – May 23, 2014
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
A.1       Manito Shrine Club request for permission to hold ‘tollgate’ fundraiser
No. 229           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council direct Staff to work with the Manito Shrine Club to investigate alternative options with respect to its proposed fundraising event.
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS - Nil
 
STAFF REPORTS
CAO2014-05   Governance Review – Strategic Priority #2 (Discussion Paper)
No. 230           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council receiveStaff Report CAO2014-05 andthe Governance “Discussion Paper”;
 
AND FURTHERauthorize a public review and input prior to Council’s final consideration of the governance recommendations herein.
 
CARRIED
 
PRC2014-11    Sport Development Plan
No. 231           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report PRC2014-11 Sport Development Plan for information.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS - Nil
BY-LAWS
No. 232           Moved by Councillor West
            Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT BY-law No. 2014-051, being a by-law to amend By-law No. 2013-030, a by-law to govern and regulate the operation and use of the Collingwood harbour, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of June, 2014.
 
   CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
COUNTY REPORT
Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided a review of matters being discussed at the County including waste collection matters, and announced the upcoming strategic planning session.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
No. 233           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
 
x
R. Lloyd
 
x
Edwards
 
x
K. Lloyd
 
x
Chadwick
 
x
Hull (absent)
 
 
West
 
x
Cunningham
 
x
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
1
7
WHEREAS  the property owners of the Admiral sites are in noncompliance with the current Site Remediation Agreement and recent negotiations with the owners have failed to find agreement within the Planning Report 2014-15 recommendation of the terms of a potential extension;
 
AND FURTHER That our Town solicitor has advised that any amendment to the existing agreement is nonbinding unless all parties agree;  
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Planning Report 2014-15 recommendation #1 be implemented and enforced thus not extending the existing SRA.
 
DEFEATED (recorded vote)
 
No. 234           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council continue with the existing Site Remediation Agreement with ACDC and AVI, but that Council delay Town enforcement of the Agreement as per section 5 until May 31st, 2015, subject to the immediate receipt of the following:
 
i)      each land owner provide the Town with a general comprehensive liability insurance policy in the amount of $10,000,000.00 in a form satisfactory to the Town, indemnifying the Town from any potential liability which may exist if the lands remain in their current condition until the enforcement of the agreement;
 
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
x
 
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Hull (absent)
 
 
West
x
 
Cunningham
x
 
Gardhouse
 
x
TOTAL
7
1
ii)     each land owner provide the Town with a letter of credit in a form and in an amount satisfactory to the Town and to keep the said letter of credit in full force and effect and pay all premiums to secure the boulevard remediation of the Town owned property adjacent to the subject properties;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council permit the electrical supply structure be relocated on the ACDC Site.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Councillor Lloyd requested a report recommending the next steps in designing the Harbour.  The Mayor referred the matter to the Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture.
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 235           Moved by Councillor Cunningham
   Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-052, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held June 2nd, 2014, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of June, 2014.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT  
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:34pm.
                                                                                                                     
            CARRIED                   
 
_____________________________
MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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