Council Highlights - April 10, 2017

The Rogers TV broadcast of this meeting is available online at
  • Presentation on Black Ash Creek Restoration and Phragmites Control, Fred Dobbs, Manager of Stewardship Services, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Area
Mr. Dobbs provided a brief history and presentation of the Black Ash Creek Restoration work. Total value of restoration work since 2008 is approximately $203,000. Mr. Dobbs also described the invasive species phragmites and its existence in Collingwood. NVCA has collaborated with Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, Georgian Bay Forever and other groups in phragmites control projects in Collingwood and will continue to collaborate moving forward.
Public Meeting
  • Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (County of Simcoe Affordable Housing, 1 High Street, 4 Murray Court and 130 Elm Street)
Community Planner, Mark Bryan, described the application for Zoning By-law Amendment submitted by the County of Simcoe in support of an affordable housing complex owned by the County which will consist of 147 affordable housing units and government office space.
Kris Menzies, MHBC Planning, provided further detail on the County’s application. Ms. Menzies stated the County’s target includes 2685 affordable units across the County including 134 units specifically in Collingwood. The proposed affordable housing complex will provide a net increase of 117 additional affordable housing units towards the total goal of 134, as there were 30 units that previously existed at this site.
Consent Agenda (Correspondence)
Items A1 to A4 were received for information.
Standing Committee Reports
Council received the Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee report from the meeting held April 3, 2017 and Strategic Initiatives Standing committee report from the meeting held April 4, 2017.
Under the Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee Report, Director, Parks, Recreation & Culture, Dean Collver provided a Waterfront Master Plan update. Mr. Collver reminded Council that the total project cost is estimated at $50M and that 3 phases are recommended. Phase 1 is estimated to cost $24.4M and would include:
  • Eastern Boardwalk
  • Pier Services
  • Heritage Drive Reconstruction
  • Piazza
  • Harbourview Park & Skating Loop/Splash Pad
Staff Reports
The following Staff Reports were approved:
PRC2017-02   Healthy Vending Machines
C2017-05        Municipal & School Board Election 2018 – Alternative Voting Methods
P2017-02        Casino RFP Process Update
Notice of Motion
  • Councillor Madigan provided a notice of motion to extend the term of Councillor Jeffery as Council representative on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Other Business
  • Clerk, Sara Almas provided a presentation summarizing proposed significant changes in Bill 68 – Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2016
  • A Staff Report was requested regarding a resolution passed by North Bay to request that the Province review ways to provide hydro relief to hospitals and other health care facilities through rebates or other measures
Upcoming Council & Standing committee meetings
Meeting Type
Date, time & location
Development & Operations Services Standing Committee
Wednesday, April 19 – 5:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie
This meeting has been cancelled
Monday, April 24 – 5:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street
Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee
Monday, May 1 – 5:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie
Monday, May 8 – 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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