Council Highlights - March 13, 2017

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Community Announcements
  • Mayor Cooper invited Brad Hooper from Loblaw Great Food forward to provide a brief overview of the Kraft Hockeyville contest in which he played an integral role in helping to initiate in Collingwood.

    Mr. Hooper, reaffirmed that Collingwood made it to the top 10 in the Kraft Hockeyville contest and voting continues until 11.59pm March 13th. Collingwood has already won $25,000.00 for making it to the top 10. If Collingwood wins, we would get to host an NHL® Pre Season Game and receive $100,000 in arena upgrades. Kraft will announce the top 2 from this voting round on March 18th.

  • Mayor Cooper announced that at the February 27th meeting of Council, the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Board gave a deputation to update Council on the status of their hospital redevelopment.  Due to the large number of attendees to listen to the deputation, Council Chambers did not have the capacity to allow everyone to stay for the presentation and as stated that evening, plans have been made to hold a Council meeting at a larger venue to accommodate everyone who would like to hear information on the redevelopment.

    Mayor Cooper confirmed the Council meeting scheduled for Monday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m. will be held in the Grand Ballroom, Georgian Bay Hotel, 10 Vacation Drive Collingwood. Representatives from the Hospital as well as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and County of Simcoe have been invited to attend the meeting to help clarify to Council and the community about the review and approval process for the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital proposed redevelopment.

Consent Agenda (Correspondence)
Items A1 to A5 were received for information and the following resolutions were passed:
A.2     Town of the Blue Mountains re: Endorsement for Highway 26 Alternate Route Signage – Collingwood to Thornbury
WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood completely understands and respects the Town of The Blue Mountains concerns with traffic along the Highway 26 corridor;
AND WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood has its own concerns with respect to Provincial significant traffic through and around our community however we must find a balance with respect to this traffic as a large number of the businesses in our community rely on this traffic;
AND WHEREAS diverting Highway 26 traffic around the Town of Collingwood will have a negative impact on the Collingwood businesses that rely on this traffic to support their business;
AND WHEREAS the signage at both ends of the alternative route do not provide the driver with a clear understanding of the alternatives as it may relate to Collingwood and the services that may be available to the driver;
AND WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood cannot endorse the proposed Highway 26 Alternate Route Signage as the Town feels it would negatively impact on our community;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council direct Staff to work collaboratively with the Town of Blue Mountains to find an alternative that would collectively resolve the Town’s concerns
A.5      Collus PowerStream re: Dividend - 2015 Fiscal Year
THAT  Council of the Town of Collingwood, as 50% Shareholder of Collingwood PowerStream Utility Services Corp, herein request further clarification and explanation of why the Board has chosen not to declare a dividend to the Shareholders for 2015, and further express our concern and disappointment.
Reports/minutes of other Committees/Boards
  • Council received the following Reports/Minutes:
  • Airport Services Board, February 6, 2017
  • Collingwood Public Library Board, February 23, 2017   
  • Downtown Collingwood Board of Management BIA, February 9, 2017
  • Trails Advisory Committee, February 9, 2017
Standing Committee Reports
Council received the Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee report from the meeting held March 6 2017.
Staff Reports
The following Staff Reports were approved:
PRC2017-01   Allocation of the 2017 Community Recreation and Culture Grant Program
C2017-04        Declare Land as Surplus / Sale of Lane – Rear of 18 Huron Street
PW2017-07     Expropriation for the purpose of Road Widening at 66, 68 & 70 High Street
PW2017-08     Enbridge Gas Franchise Agreement
Notice of Motion
  • WHEREAS Council of the Town of Collingwood passed Resolution 311-16, on September 12, 2016 to support the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Board Trustee’s decision to submit its stage 1A Master Program and Stage 1B Master Plan on September 30th, 2016 to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, which includes their preferred site and other viable options;

    AND WHEREAS Collingwood General & Marine Hospital is the single largest employer in the Town of Collingwood, employing 550 staff, 400 volunteers; 96 physicians, midwives and dentists; with 175 anticipated new jobs over the next decade;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THATCouncil of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood direct staff to commence the process to consider revisions to the Town of Collingwood Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to include Hospitals and other related medical uses as may be necessary to support the redevelopment of the Hospital on their preferred Greenfield Site;

    AND FURTHER THATstaff report back to Council on May 8th, 2017 on their actions, progress, findings and related go-forward work plan to consider said amendments. (Councillor Lloyd)

Other Business
  • Council passed a resolution asking staff to prepare a report on the implications including cost and procedural matters to be considered, prior to considering Councillor Lloyd’s motion.
  • Council also passed a resolution to formally invite the Hospital Board to have a joint meeting with Council to move the discussion of the hospital redevelopment forward.
Upcoming Council & Standing Committee meetings
Meeting Type
Date, time & location
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.
Grand Ballroom, Georgian Bay Hotel, 10 Vacation Drive Inn
Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee
Monday, April 3 – 5:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie
Monday, April 10 – 5:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street
Agendas and Minutes are available online at:
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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