February 27, 2017 - Council Highlights

The Rogers TV broadcast of this meeting is available online at rogerstv.com.
Community Announcements
Presentation of Certificate of Recognition, Phillip Kelly, Recipient of Horatio Alger Award
Mayor Cooper congratulated Phillip on winning a $10,000 Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarship which is awarded to students who demonstrate a desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field.
Collingwood Heritage Committee Award presentation to Dr. I. Salyani, Margaret Mooy, Committee Chair
Mrs. Mooy provided a presentation in celebration of Heritage Week in Collingwood and the work that the Heritage Committee has completed over the last year including the Look Up Collingwood tour. She also highlighted projects currently being worked on by the Committee.
Mayor Cooper, congratulated Dr. I. Salyani, owner of 54 Third Street, and presented him with the Heritage Award.
  • Public Health Presentation, Dr. Charles Gardner, Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit
Dr. Gardner, Medical Officer of Health (SMDHU) gave an overview of what affects our health and provided some information specific to Collingwood including population and geographic areas that tend to have better health than others. He summarized results from the Let’s Make Health a Priority Report on social determinants of health which include recurring themes: Assets - Protecting health and building healthy communities; Challenges – broadening the health horizon, meeting health needs, building healthy communities; Gaps – Meeting health needs, optimizing health information;  Opportunities – Broadening the health horizon, advancing partnerships, meeting health needs. Local health care providers have the opportunity to come together to meet the needs of the most vulnerable.
  • Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, David Finbow, Chair of Facilities Planning & Development Committee
Mr. Finbow provided a presentation including an update on the status of the Hospital’s Stage 1 Submission and the timeline to date on the application for redevelopment. Mr. Finbow stated it has been a vigorous process, and they are concerned about timelines. Mr. Finbow wanted to assure the community that their core function being regional health care with focus on patients is not forgotten during the land planning process.
Mr. Finbow confirmed that some time delays have occurred at the Provincial level and for planning applications to move forward to the Town for consideration they will require approval from the Board and Foundation first. It was affirmed by Mr. Finbow that Council has not held up the application process and in fact the Board has yet to submit any planning applications to the Town for consideration.  An additional 6 months is expected before moving forward. Mr. Finbow reiterated that the self imposed schedule to move forward with redevelopment is in an effort to be as quick and efficient as possible in the planning process for the hospital redevelopment.
***Due to the large number of attendees at this meeting to hear the Hospital deputation to Council, plans for a Special meeting of Council are underwayfor the Hospital to provide their presentation again at a larger venue. Date TBD. To watch the Council meeting ofFebruary 27th including the Hospital’s presentation, you can view it at www.rogerstv.com.
Consent Agenda (Correspondence)
Items A1 to A4 were received for information. Item A4, an email from the Clerk confirming comments from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Manager of Community & Planning Development was added by addendum.
Standing Committee Reports
Council received the Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee report from the meeting held February 11, 2017 and the Development & Operations Services Standing Committee report from the meeting held February 22, 2017.
Staff Reports
The following Staff Reports were approved:
P2017-05        185 Mountain Road – 1104558 Ontario Inc. Site Plan Approval - Van Dolder’s
                        Showroom/Warehouse, and Removal of a Holding “H1” Symbol
PW2017-04     2016 Annual Wastewater Compliance Report
T2017-04         Excluded Expenses
P2016-43        Site Plan Control Agreement and Deeming By-law; Riverside Midrise
The following resolutions were passed by Council:
  • THAT Council direct staff to prepare a report regarding the Water & Wastewater Rate Study that is being extended to 2018 to provide an overview of the current status/position of these services including the process, timelines and consideration of principles that will be incorporated in the rate study as well as any adjustments to the plan including consideration of stormwater management, that will ensure long-term strategic financial & operational viability.
  • THAT  Council recommend the County investigate alternative sustainable recycling programs for items such as [hazardous] light bulbs.
Council passed the 2017 Budget by By-law with a 0% increase in the Town’s portion of property tax bills. (Further details on the 2017 Budget can be found in the Media Release at www.collingwood.ca)
Upcoming Council & Standing committee meetings
Meeting Type
Date, time & location
Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee
Monday, March 6 – 5:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie
Monday, March 13 – 5:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street
Development & Operations Services Standing Committee
Monday, March 20 – 5:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie
Monday, March 27 – 5:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street
Agendas and Minutes are available online at: collingwood.ca/agendas-minutes
For more information, contact:
Communications Officer
Christa Carter
705-445-1030 Ext. 3293
Sara Almas
705-445-1030 Ext. 3225
Sandra Cooper
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