June 9, 2014 Council Minutes


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A meeting of Council was held Monday June 9, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Cooper
Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Lloyd
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Hull
Councillor West
Councillor Cunningham
Councillor Gardhouse
Staff Present:   
John Brown, CAO (regrets)
Sara Almas, Clerk (regrets)
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer (regrets)
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Peter Dunbar, Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture (left at 6:30pm)
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 (regrets)
Becky Dahl, Deputy Clerk
No. 236           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for June 9th, 2014 be adopted as amended:
- Remove Staff Report T2014-13 - 2013 Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds
No. 237           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held June 2nd, 2014, be approved as presented.
  • Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Presentation
Mark Rich, Chair of the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame Inductees provided an outline of the ceremonies to be held October 25, 2014, providing a thorough background of the inductees to be recognized at the ceremony. Mr. Rich thanked Council for its ongoing support.
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
PUBLIC MEETING - Proposed Official Plan Amendment (Town File: D08310)
Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format.
Deputy Clerk Becky Dahl 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 16 2014.
Mark Bryan, Community Planner reviewed the details of the planning application.  The proposed Official Plan Amendment (Town File: D08310) will apply to the whole of the Town of Collingwood, and may affect individual properties on a site specific basis.  The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to update portions of the Town of Collingwood Official Plan and to bring them into conformity with the Official Plan for the County of Simcoe, as proposed to be modified.  The Official Plan shall also be revised to ensure that it is in conformity with, or does not conflict with, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, as amended, and has regard for matters of Provincial interest listed in Section 2 of the Planning Act and consistent with the 2014 Provincial Policy Statements. 
Mayor Cooper called for the first time for comments from the public.
George Powell, 1 Niagara Street, expressed concern with the issues that may arise as a result of the proposed intensification including increased storm water management needs and to ensure the natural heritage study is being incorporated into the plan.
Mayor Cooper called for the second time for comments from the public.
Ms. Menzies, MHBC Planning, representing Eden Oak McNabb Inc. who has a residential plan of subdivision located north of Lockhart Road / east of Hurontario Street currently designated as low density residential use and request Councils consideration to permit medium density residential to allow townhouses or small lot singles in the interior of the site only.  This would require amendments to the zoning and draft plan approval.  Ms. Menzies further requested the storm water management facilities as a use under the public uses allowed in every designation, and lastly, identifies the designated green fields being those outside of built boundary but designated for residential use that are available for development and undesignated and unavailable, would like the policy clarified to what requires a secondary plan and respectfully request provision be removed for land designated.
Ms. Menzies, MHBC Planning, representing Charleston Homes who owns a large parcel of land near the north/west corner of High Street along Poplar Sideroad, provided similar comments with regard to storm water management facilities and requested they not be subject to secondary plan requirements.
Mayor Cooper called for the third time for comments from the public.
Will Smith, Collingwood Heritage Committee member, requested the committee be provided with an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed changes.
Jim Gosnell expressed his support for the proposed amendments, noting their importance to the community, requesting clarification to confirmation of the growth targets at the County, who will be determining whether intensification review criteria is being met, and whether there will be a public advisor group.  Mr. Bryan confirmed the population numbers have been provided by the province to the county, and the intensification review criteria outlined in the presentation will be further reviewed by Council and once approved, administered by staff.
Mayor Cooper called for the final time for comments from the public.  The public portion of the meeting closed at 5:56pm.
Council inquired to the ability to integrate storm water management ponds as part of the parkland, ability to encourage secondary suites as a form of intensification and mortgage subsidy to provide affordable housing options, proposed changes in density and what areas will be affected, status of natural heritage mapping, the requirement of secondary plans, and the amount of developed lands that are projected to be intensified versus new development. Mrs. Farrer and Mr. Bryan addressed Councils inquiries and will provide Council with an update to the requested comparisons relating to density changes and intensification.
The public meeting closed at 6:21pm.
DEPUTATION - Nil           

No. 238           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
General Consent Items
J. Dobson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat re: Seniors’ Month celebrations poster (available in Parks, Recreation & Culture office)
Received for information
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – 2013 Annual Report
Received for information
No. 239           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee minutes of May 7, 2014
  • Collingwood Downtown BIA Board of Management minutes of May 27, 2014
  • Heritage Advisory Committee minutes of May 15, 2014
  • Parks, Recreation & Culture Advisory Committee minutes of May 21, 2014
CAO2014-06   Starter Company Program
No. 240           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
WHEREAS Mayor and Council have approved entering into the Starter Company and Regional Grant Administrator Agreements with the Province of Ontario as per Council Motion 090 SR_CAO2014-04;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Staff Report CAO2014-06, recommending Council of the Town of Collingwood designate signing authority to the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre Coordinator and CAO for such purpose as to execute the required Starter Company participant agreements and meet any future contractual obligations as part of the program, be approved.
No. 241           Moved by Councillor Hull
   Seconded by Councillor West
THAT this Council proceeds in camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked security of the property of the municipality or local board;
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes; and
advice that is subject to solicitor/client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
Items for Discussion: a) Land Sale; b) OMB Settlement and c) Collingwood Regional Airport
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd announced the 2014 development charges background study is available on website and a public meeting has been scheduled for June 23.
  • Councillor Lloyd requested staff investigate a potential funding opportunity for regional tourism signage and a brief update to the installation of signage from the recently approved tender.
  • Councillor Hull inquired to the ability of making the signage currently provided at the Central Park Arena better identify the Hall of Fame, adding signage to the emergence exits at Central Park as users are blocking these locations, and further requested staff reach out to the user groups of the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena to determine the level of impact to their programming and events should the floor be installed this fall and the possibility of postponing the installation until the Spring of 2015.
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:34pm)
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (7:09pm)
No. 242           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
THAT By-law No. 2014-053, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held June 9th, 2014, be enacted and passed this 9th day of June, 2014.
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:14pm.
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