April 11, 2016 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council was held Monday, April 11, 2016 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00 p.m.
 
MAYOR COOPER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Sandra Cooper
Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson
Councillor Tim Fryer(regrets)
Councillor Mike Edwards
Councillor Cam Ecclestone
Councillor Kathy Jeffery
Councillor Deb Doherty
Councillor Bob Madigan
Councillor Kevin Lloyd
 
Staff Present:   
John Brown, CAO (regrets)
Sara Almas, Clerk
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Dean Collver, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Brian MacDonald, Director of Public Works, Engineering
Martin Rydlo, Director of Marketing and Business Development
Dennis Sloan, Deputy Director Financial Planning, Policy Development
Melissa McQuaig, Manager Human Resources
Jennett Mays, Communications Officer
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 125-16      Moved by Deputy Mayor Saunderson
                      Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for April 11, 2016 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST - Nil
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 126-16      Moved by Councillor Edwards
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held March 21, 2016 and special meeting of Council held March 31, 2016 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. 
 
DEPUTATIONS
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) / Georgian Bay Forever re: Progress update – West Collingwood Phragmites Community Action Plan
Brittany Hope, NVCA and David Sweetman, Georgian Bay Forever addressed Council to provide a progress report on the work accomplished in 2015. The NVCA and Georgian Bay Forever have teamed together in the eradication of the invasive Phragmites before they take a foothold along the shoreline in the region. Mr. Sweetman explained how they migrate, infiltrate and threaten native species of wildlife.  They acknowledged volunteer and staff efforts who assisted with the 2015 cutting of the Phragmites and for funding assistance provided by the Government of Canada and the Royal Bank of Canada.  The 2nd annual event will take place on August 6th, 2016.   
 
  • Sale of Land – Ontario Street re: Preservation of Willow Tree (Staff Report C2016-03-C)
Angelo Monopoli, resident at 503 Ontario Street addressed Council to request Council reconsider the sale of the municipal road allowance as he believes the installation of a septic system will damage the root system of the willow tree that is adjacent to 503 and 507 Ontario Street. Mr. Monopoli requested that the Town retain the services of a qualified arborist to review the potential effects of the development of the neighbouring property to the subject tree and reconsider the property boundary.
 
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Harhay)
Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format.
 
Clerk Sara Almas confirmed notice for the application was provided with respect to the Zoning By-law Amendment being heard this evening, in accordance with the Planning Act. Notice was provided on March 18, 2016.
 
Mark Bryan, Community Planner provided a detailed review of the proposed zoning by-law amendment, (Town File No. D084114) which pertains to a parcel of land located on the north side of Highway 26 West.  The subject property is approximately 2.81 ha (6.94 ac) in lot area and is legally described as Part of Lot 48, Concession 10 (Part 1, Plan 51R-27666). The property is known municipally as 11476 Highway 26 West.
 
THE PURPOSE of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the property from a Resort Commercial (C3) zone to a Residential Third Density Exception (R3-X) zone and/or Local Convenience Commercial Exception (C6-X) zone.
 
THE EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to allow the construction of residential and commercial uses on the subject lands - 4 three storey apartment buildings with 154 units and a one storey 505 m2 commercial building. 
 
Community Planner Mark Bryan reviewed public comments received by the Planning Department up until the time of the Council meeting.
 
Kristine Loft, agent on behalf of the applicant provided further clarification of the application including amendments to reduce the number of residential units and the size of the commercial component, increasing the open space by 7%, requesting Council’s favourable consideration.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first time for comments from the public. 
 
Andrew Pascuzzoaddressed Council on behalf of the Shared Facilities Committee of Lighthouse Point, confirming he also spoke on behalf of his clients at the February 2, 2015 meeting. Mr. Pascuzzo expressed his opinion that the revised proposal should still be considered High Density and not Medium Density as suggested.  It was noted that only a conceptual plan rather than a site plan has been provided and that changes could still occur.  Mr. Pascuzzo questioned whether the applicant considered providing concurrent applications for the entire plan so that it could be better understood by his clients and they could submit more fulsome comments.  Additional concerns included those from February 2015, drainage, access, security, lighting, parking, garbage and snow storage.
 
Cameron Mitchell, a Mariners Way resident, and Property Manager for Lighthouse Point, addressed Council to state his concerns with the amended proposal, specifically with the proposed density, being 60 units per hectare. Mr. Mitchell stated that the neighbouring developments are less than half the proposed density, stormwater runoff from the proposed development will pose critical infrastructure issues for Lighthouse Point and questioned how those drainage issues would be resolved. Concern was also expressed with the close proximity of the proposed commercial unit to the Pretty River Academy. Mr. Mitchell requested that a new traffic study be conducted in high season and that the Town ensures that concerns with respect to noise, illumination, storage and single access be addressed.
 
Robert White, a Mariners Way resident, on behalf of Jacqueline White, owner on title, expressed concerns with the long term best interest of the Town and stated the Public Meeting venue was the only opportunity for affected residents to provide comments. Mr. White noted that he was very involved in Lighthouse Point’s capital project and the appeal before the OMB, and expressed concern with the calculation of the density, and the application of the density formula to the entire property.  Safety of the residents is essential.  Mr. White further expressed concerns with an outdated traffic study; location of convenience store across the highway from the Pretty River Academy; environmental component; storm water management; impact on environmental protected lands; potential damage if blasting for underground parking is required; noise and illumination, elevations and grade, compatibility with the existing developments, and requested that updated hydrogeological and geotechnical studies need to be completed.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the second time for comments from the public.
 
Cynthia Riley, Simcoe County Corp. 102 Director stated that she purchased her condominium unit because of the neighbourhood.  Ms. Riley expressed concerns with safety and security, high density and transitional residents and the majority of the units in the proposed development proposed to be one bedroom. Ms. Riley urged Council to use diligence and ensure that the proposed development is similar in scope and compatible with the area. 
 
Susan Cumming, a Mariners Way resident expressed concern with zoning and reiterated concern with underground parking noting that without the underground parking, the development could not be accommodated.   
 
Bruce Dodgson, a Lighthouse Point resident expanded on the environmental issues and noted that the body of water is quite unique and similar to a small in-land lake. Drainage from the proposed development will need to go through Lighthouse Point and then into the bay. Mr. Dawson expressed concern with contaminated water draining into Georgian Bay as this will impact the habitat of protected species such as the bald eagle. Mr. Dawson urged Council to eliminate the commercial space and to approve a true medium density development.
 
Greg MacKeen, a Johnston Park Avenue resident expressed concern with the development and the need to protect the environment and the character of the Town as the proposal will establish precedent if approved as presented.
 
Sam Signer, a Johnston Park Avenue resident expressed concern with the proposed high density being mostly composed of one bedroom units and potentially encourage investors to rent out these units for short term rental purposes, similar to Intrawest. Mr. Singer fears that the existing, mature tree lined perimeter of Lighthouse Point will be impacted and those trees will die out.  Mr. Singer also expressed concern about drainage impacts.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the third time for comments from the public.
 
David Wilson, a Mariners Way resident expressed his support of the opinions of the Shared Facilities Committee which had been presented earlier.   Dr. Wilson welcomes development along Highway 26 as long as it brings a positive impact to the area.
 
Wendy Waters, a Johnston Park Avenue resident invited Council to visit the site, and also noted that the convenience commercial component will cause safety issues for the children attending Pretty River Academy. 
 
Mayor Cooper called for the last time for comments. The public meeting closed at 6:44 p.m.
 
In responding to questions from Council, Ms. Kristine Loft advised that the proposal is to provide some partial underground parking, further noting the geotechnical review has not been fully completed, but sufficient work has been done to determine the proposal is feasible.   Staff will review the comments received and finalize the staff report for Council’s future consideration.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No.127-16       Moved by Councillor Edwards
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent Items
A.1
Premier Kathleen Wynne, Thank you for letter re: Waukesha water diversion application
A.2
R. Brantz, Mayor, Boone North Carolina re: Seeking interest in renewing Sister City connection
A.3
M.  Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors re: Request for proclamation of June as Seniors’ Month (response from Office of the Mayor attached)
A.4
J. Wilson, MPP, Resolution re: Wpd wind turbine project
A.5
G. Chartrand, President & CEO, Collingwood General & Marine Hospital re: Town of Collingwood Offer to Support CGMH
A.6
Rogers Community Channel 53 re: Notice of OHL Playoff schedule conflicts with regular Council programming
A.7
S. McKever re: Concerns with rail car storage on BCRY rail track in Utopia
 
CARRIED
 
Consent Item A.2 re: R. Brantz, Mayor, Boone North Carolina re: Seeking interest in renewing Sister City connection
                
        Moved by Councillor Doherty
                  Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT Council refer the matter to the Director of Marketing and Business Development and the Coordinator of Arts and Culture to report back through Corporate and Community Services Standing Committee.  
                 
                  CARRIED
 
Consent Item A.7 re: S. McKever re: Concerns with rail car storage on BCRY rail track in Utopia
Purchasing Officer Rose Hewitson provided an overview and details of the contract.
Mr. McKeever addressed Council, shared photographs showing the proximity of the railway cars to his property and noted that a formal letter has been sent from Essa Township to CANDO to remove from residential area.  Mr. McKeever expressed concern with the safety of the railway cars.  Department Heads will review the matter and report back to Council as necessary.
 
Consent Item A.4 re: J. Wilson, MPP, Resolution re: Wpd wind turbine project
Councillor Edwards reviewed the correspondence from Queens Park regarding the request to attend the session scheduled for April 21, 2016, and encouraged Council and the public to participate.
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF OTHER OF OTHER COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No.128-16       Moved by Councillor Ecclestone
                      Seconded by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT Council hereby receive the Collingwood Public Library Board minutes of March 24, 2016 as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
 
DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE – March 29, 2016
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF OTHER COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No.129-16       Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                      Seconded by Councillor Ecclestone
 
THAT Council hereby receive the Collingwood Heritage Committee minutes of March 9, 2016 and the recommendations therein be approved:
 
                      i.    THAT Council endorse the attached 2016 Heritage Grant Applications and recommend that Council approve the applications as presented.
 
                     ii.    THATCouncil proceed with the Notice of Intent to Designate under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act, the property located at 72 Third Street.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
P2016-14-C     Proposed Affordable Housing Project Partnership
No.130-16       Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Staff Report P2016-14-C, recommending Council support efforts by the County of Simcoe to construct new affordable housing units in Collingwood;
 
AND THAT Council recommend that the applicant for an Affordable Housing Project Partnership look for alternative sources for operation funding, but that the applicable Planning, Engineering and development fees be waived; be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
P2016-15-C     Jurisdiction of the Ontario Municipal Board
No.131-16       Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report P2016-15-C titled Jurisdiction of the Ontario Municipal Board, for information.
  
CARRIED
 
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT– DEVT2016-03
No.132-16       Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                      Seconded by Councillor Madigan
 
THAT Council receive Development and Operations Services Standing Committee Report DEVT2016-03 from its meeting held March 29, 2016, as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
STRATEGIC INITIATIVES STANDING COMMITTEE – March 31, 2016
 
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT– SIC2016-03
No.133-16       Moved by Deputy Mayor Saunderson
                      Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT Council receive the Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee Report SIC2016-03 from its meeting held March 31, 2016, as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE – April 4, 2016
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF OTHER COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No.134-16       Moved by Councillor Ecclestone
                      Seconded by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT Council hereby receive the following minutes:
                          i.    Collingwood Downtown BIA Board of Management minutes, March 10, 2016
                         ii.    Trails Advisory Committee minutes, March 10, 2016
                        iii.    Museum Advisory Committee minutes, March 17, 2016
                        iv.    Accessibility Advisory Committee minutes, March 23, 2016
 
CARRIED
 
Cindy Strong, FOI and Accessibility Coordinator and Margaret Adolphe, Accessibility Advisory Committee presented the 2013-2018 Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to Council and thanked the members for their dedication and commitment.
 
No.135-16       Moved by Councillor Ecclestone
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council receivethe 2013-2018 Strategic Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
C2016-02-C     Feeding of Wildlife
 
No.136-16       Moved by Councillor Ecclestone
                      Seconded by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT Staff Report C2016-02-C, recommending the proposed Wildlife Feeding By-law attached as Appendix “A” be enacted, be hereby received.
 
CARRIED
 
No.137-16       Moved by Councillor Ecclestone
                      Seconded by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT By-law No. 2016-023, being a by-law to prohibit the feeding of wildlife within the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 11th day of April, 2016.
 
CARRIED
 
PRC2016-08    Public Artwork tribute to Barbara Weider (Deferred to the May 2, 2016 Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee)
 
PRC2016-09-C    Healthy Kids - Outdoor Charter
No.138-16       Moved by Councillor Ecclestone
                      Seconded by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT Staff Report PRC2016-09-C,recommendingCouncil endorse the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter, be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT– CORP-COMM2016-01
No.139-16       Moved by Councillor Ecclestone
                      Seconded by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT Council receive Corporate and Community Services Standing Committee Report CORP-COMM2016-01 from its meeting held April 4, 2016, as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
T2016-05-C     Review of Water Services Inquiry
No.140-16       Moved by Deputy Mayor Saunderson
                      Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report T2016-05, titled Review of Water Services Inquiry, for information.
 
CARRIED
 
C2016-03-C     Sale of Land – Portion of Ontario Street Road Allowance
No.141-16       Moved by Councillor Doherty
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Staff Report C2016-03-C, recommending Council enact and pass a by-law to authorize the sale of land legally described as Part of Block E, Registered Plan 1724, being Part 1 of Reference Plan 51R-40344, Collingwood, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
No.142-16       Moved by Councillor Doherty
                      Seconded by Councillor Ecclestone
 
THAT By-law No. 2016-024, being a by-law to authorize the sale of land legally described as Part of Block E, Registered Plan 1724, being Part 1 of Reference Plan 51R-40344, Collingwood to Eva Kersti Meriorg and Eamonn Dominic O’Dowd, be enacted and passed this 11th day of April, 2016.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
  • Motion re: FCM Board of Director nomination to be included on the April 25th, 2016 agenda
No.143-16       Moved by Councillor Madigan
                       Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (b)
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board (a)(c)
checked advice that is subject to solicitor/client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose (b)
checked security of the property of the municipality or local board (c)
 
Items for Discussion:  a) Raglan Street Appraisal; b) Code of Conduct Complaint and c) Hospital Redevelopment
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No.144-16       Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2016-025, being a by-law to appoint Brian Bell as Deputy Chief Building Official for the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 11th day of April, 2016.
 
CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION – Nil
 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Saunderson provided an update from the County that included the organic processing management facility approved on Horseshoe Valley Road, economic development initiatives, and affordable housing program opportunity in Collingwood.
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Deputy Mayor Saunderson noted that the Hospital “Precap” document for the initiation of the redevelopment process with the Ministry of Health has been posted publically and contains some errors.  Councillor Jeffery provided an update regarding her concerns with the inaccuracies in the document.   Council agreed that the Mayor’s office should contact the CEO of the hospital to ensure the report is corrected and updated.
     
  • Land Sale Policy Review
Moved by Councillor Jeffery
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Saunderson
 
THAT Council request Staff prepare a report to review and update the existing land sale policy, including land valuation, negotiation and shared internal responsibilities and report back through Corporate and Community Services by Fall 2016.
 
CARRIED
 
  • Harbour Street Boat Launch Parking
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Ecclestone
 
THAT Council direct Staff to review parking on Harbour Street by the boat launch, with a report to be considered by the end of May.
 
CARRIED
 
  • Councillor Doherty requested an update on the remediation agreement for the Admiral Collingwood site.  Director of Planning Nancy Farrer advised that remediation is almost complete to a satisfactory standard.  
OTHER BUSINESS - Nil
 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (8:05 p.m.)
 
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (8:49 p.m.)
 
CARRIED
 
Rise and Report from In-camera Session:
 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Saunderson
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct a letter be forward to the appropriate Ministries to request provincial policy interpretation regarding primary settlement areas.
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No.145-16       Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                      Seconded by Councillor Madigan
 
THAT By-law No. 2016-026, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the special meeting of Council held March 31, 2016 and the regular meeting of Council held April 11th, 2016, be enacted and passed this 11th day of April, 2016.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Doherty
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 8:51 p.m.   
 
            CARRIED
 
         _______________________
MAYOR
 
 
                 _______________________
CLERK 
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