June 23, 2008 Council Agenda

 

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A meeting of Council was Monday, June 23, 2008 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm
 
MAYOR CARRIER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                       Mayor Carrier
Deputy Mayor Cooper
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Sandberg
Councillor Jeffery
Councillor Foley
Councillor McNabb
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Labelle
 
Staff Present:             Gord Norris, Chief Administrative Officer
                                    Sara Almas, Clerk
Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works
Larry Irwin, IT Director
                                                Leo Longo, Municipal Solicitor
                                                Nancy Farrer, Senior Planner
                                                Trevor Houghton, Community Planner
                                                James Horan, Planner
 
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No.355             Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
                        Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
thatthe content of the agenda for the meeting of Council June 23rd, 2008 be adopted as amended:
-          Additional in-camera items to discuss Holburn Appeal and two property acquisitions and respective By-laws
 
CARRIED
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
-         Royal Canadian Legion Collingwood - Poppy Campaign Committee
(Rob Graham - President, Bernice Bourgeau, Lynn McQuarrie, Ethel Gilom & Bill Beauregard)
 
Mayor Carrier presented the Senior of the Year award to Mr. Bill Beauregard on behalf of the Town of Collingwood and the Lieutenant Governor.   Mr. Beauregard thanked Council for their support.   Members of Council expressed their congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Beauregard for his service and dedication to the Community.
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
 
-          Councillor Chadwick declared a conflict with respect to the Supplementary Accounts Payable to UPS as he is the owner
-          Mayor Carrier declared a conflict with respect to the Supplementary Accounts Payable to Havens as his daughter is employed by Havens.
-          Councillor Sandberg declared a conflict with respect to the YMCA as his daughter is employed by the YMCA
-          Councillor Labelle declared a conflict with respect to Creekside Development, as his employer has been contracted by the developer
                       
PUBLIC MEETING
 
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment – 440 Mountain Road (Rezoning)
 
-         Mayor Carrier welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format.
 
-         Clerk, Sara Almas confirmed that appropriate notices had been provided in accordance with the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, with respect to the application.
 
Senior Planner Nancy Farrer introduced the Planner responsible for the file, Mr. James Horan.   Mr. Horan reviewed the following details of the application.
 
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Town File No. Z-2008-10) pertains to lands situated west of Kells Crescent on the south side of Mountain Road. The first parcel of land is legally described as Concession 11, Part Lot 45 and Part 1 of Reference Plan No. 51R-3590 and known municipally as 440 Mountain Road, and the second parcel of land is legally described as Part of Block 50, Registered Plan No. 51M-829.  Both parcels of land are presently designated in the Town of Collingwood Official Plan as Variable Density Residential.   The parcel of land legally described as Part of Block 50, Registered Plan No. 51M-829 is presently zoned in the Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 87-61, as amended, as Recreation and Conservation (RC) and the parcel of land known municipally as 440 Mountain Road is presently zoned in the Township of Nottawasaga Zoning By-law No. 10-93, as amended, as Rural Residential (RR).  
 
THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is twofold. Firstly, to remove the lands situated at 440 Mountain Road from the jurisdiction of the Township of Nottawasaga By-law No. 10-93, as amended, and bring it into the jurisdiction of the Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 87-61, as amended. Secondly, to rezone both parcels of land as part of the Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 87-61, as amended, into a proposed Residential First Density Exception (R1-E) zone
 
There were no comments from the applicant. 
 
Mayor Carrier called three times for comments and questions from the public. There were none.
 
Council requested clarification regarding compliance with the new zoning by-law, trail location, and Bell/Utility Box.  Acting Senior Planner, Trevor Houghton, confirmed that the new zoning by-law is in compliance with this application.
 
There being no further discussion the Mayor closed the public meeting at 5:25pm.
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
-          Council reviewed upcoming community events (Festival for Canada Celebrations, CCI Reunion, Library Summer Programs, Humane Society Bazaar, Library Golf Tournament, County Official Plan Meeting) and events recently attended.
 
-          Council also congratulated and thanked Mary Anne Scudder, Leisure Services Administrative Assistant for her dedicated service to the Town and wished her well in her retirement.
 
-          Mayor Carrier congratulated Collingwood resident, Drew Wright, on his accomplishments in making it as a top 24 contestant on Canadian Idol. Mayor Carrier encouraged everyone to watch Drew on his journey and remember to vote for him after his performances.
 
DEPUTATION(S)
 
-         Concerns with drainage on York Street - Andrew Stark
 
Mr. Stark expressed concerns with the green algae that is appearing around in the shoreline and the drainage adjacent to his property. Mr. Stark is concerned with the under sized culvert and concerns that his letters have yet to be responded.
 
Mr. Stark reviewed letters received the Town in 1984 and 1994 with respect to servicing and drainage.    Mr. Stark requested Council act in a more environmental, ethical and moral way to not permit the Town to install undersized culverts which encourages drainage issues.
 
Mayor Carrier asked Mr. Stark to compile a package of his supporting documentation and forward to municipal Staff and Council for review.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
-         Collingwood General Marine Hospital – Update on status of hospital programs and services – Linda Davis & Don Smith
 
Mr. Don Smith, Chair of the Hospital Board, reviewed the programs and services at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. Ms. Linda Davis, Chief Executive Officer further detailed the various programs including the volunteer program within the community. Ms. Davis also noted that the hospital has been smoke free since May this year. 
 
Ms. Davis reviewed the funding received by the Hospital Foundation and Ministry and how they choose to support the various programs.   Ms. Davis reiterated the importance for the Province to recognize the hospital’s service area, aging population and seasonal residents, in their funding formulas.
 
Ms. Davis encourage Council and the public to reviewed the Community Report that has been posted on their website at www.ReportToTheCommunity.com or www.cgmh.on.ca
 
Ms. Davis and Mr. Smith addressed comments and questions from Council with request to waiting times, discharge times and the regional system that was disbanded in Alberta.
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No.356             Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the minutesfor the Joint Special Meeting of Municipal Councils of the Town of Collingwood and the Town of Blue Mountains held June 5th, 2008, be adopted as presented.
           
CARRIED        
 
No.357             Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                        Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT the minutes for the Meeting of Council held June 9th, 2008, be adopted as amended. (page 22 – Correct the recorded vote for Councillor Sandberg)
 
                CARRIED
 
No.358             Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                        Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT the Meeting of Council – Planning and Development held June 16th, 2008, be adopted as presented.
 
                        CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
 
-         Special Joint Meeting of Municipal Councils Minutes - CAO Gord Norris confirmed that he          will arrange a meeting to discuss the issues and support for the Collingwood Regional Airport.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No.359             Moved by Councillor Foley
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
           
THAT the consent agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.

Consent Agenda
A. 1
Linda Hawke, Ministry of Education re: “Please help more kids succeed in high school” (p.29)
Received for Information
A. 2
Office of Minister Watson, AMCTO & Association of Municipalities of Ontario re: Ontario Students to get Real-life lessons in Responsible Citizenship (p.30)
Received for Information
A. 3
Toronto Board of Health re: Implications of Proposed Provincial Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act (p.32)
Received for Information
A. 4
Corporation of the Nation Municipality re: resolution to Amend the Clean Water Act to provide for Landowner compensation in loss of land or use of land (p.43)
Received for Information

 

CARRIED
 
A.3                   Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT consent item A.3 be herein received.
           
                        CARRIED
 
A.4                  Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
                        Seconded by Mayor Carrier
 
THAT consent item A.4 be forwarded to the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.
 
CARRIED

No.360             Moved by Councillor McNabb
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the Mayor’s Correspondence, having been given due consideration by Council, be received
 

Mayor’s Correspondence
M.1
Collingwood Lawn Bowling Club re: participation at previous Opening Day & other important dates to remember August 9 (Veteran’s Day Bowl) September 4 (Annual Council Bowl) (p.44)
Received for Information
M.2
Jennifer Roy re: Collingwood Ethanol concerns
(Copied to CAO/Clerk/Noted in file at the request of Mayor Carrier – June 6) (p.45)
Direction Required
M.3
Ontario Seniors Secretariat re: Seniors’ Month Celebrations
(Copied to Manager of Art, Culture at the request of Mayor Carrier – June 6) (p.46)
Received for Information
M.4
Ministry of Transportation re: Highway 26 Travel Pattern Survey
(Copied to Members of Council/Department Heads at the request of Mayor Carrier – June 6) (p.47)
Received for Information
 
M.5
Hon. Helena Guergis re: PC: Federal Government Initiatives regarding infrastructure funding for municipalities (p.51)
Received for Information
M.6
John Tory, Leader of the Ontario PC Party re: Ontario PC Initiatives - Bill 35 proposed amendments (p.55)
Received for Information
M.7
Mayor of Katano re: Confirmation of participating in the 150th Anniversary of the Town of Collingwood (p.57)
Received for Information
M.8
Centre for Business re: Announcing South Central Ontario success in obtaining funds from the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (p.58)
Received for Information
M.9
G. Tosh re: unkempt properties located on Kohl Street (Letter forwarded to H. Hynes for follow-up ~ response attached~) (p.59)
Received for Information
 


 

           
                       
 
CARRIED
 
M.2 – Mayor Carrier advised that there will be a meeting held Tuesday between the Mayor, Ministry of Environment and Collingwood East Environmental Action committee, and a public meeting has been scheduled for July 7th at the Leisure Time Club to hear from the public in regard Collingwood Ethanol. CAO Gord Norris confirmed that a response will be forwarded to Jennifer Roy tomorrow after the meeting.
           
M2.                  Moved by Councillor Sandberg
                        Seconded by Councillor McNabb
           
            THAT consent item M2. be herein received
 
CARRIED
 
MOVE INTO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Staff Reports/By-laws if deemed expedient)           
 
MOTIONS
No.361             Moved by Councillor McNabb
                        Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT the Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers for the month of May 2008 in the amount of
$2, 032, 554.81 be approved as presented
 
                        CARRIED
 
 
No.362             Moved by Councillor Labelle
                        Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THATthe Supplementary Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers, for the month of May 2008 payable to The UPS Store in the amount of $489.68 be approved as presented
 
                        CARRIED
 
No.363             Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                        Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THATthe Supplementary Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers, for the month of May 2008    payable to Haven’s Home Building Centre in the amount of $2280.11 be approved as presented
 
                        CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
Class Environmental AssessmentCollingwood Wastewater Servicing Needs – Ed Houghton and George Godin, Suzanne Troxler and Heather Brewer, Conestoga Rovers & Associates
 
Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works, provided a brief introduction of the wastewater servicing needs and introduced Heather Brewer & George Godin, Conestoga Rovers & Associates.
 
Heather Brewer reviewed the details of the proposed Class Environmental Assessment status of the design alternatives and detailed evaluation criteria and noted that a Public Information Centre has been scheduled for July 23rd, 2008 to hear from the public.
 
George Godin reviewed the baselines and goals for expansion at the current Wastewater treatment plant. The Town can defer the decision on which design to choose for sometime in the future.
 
Mr. Godin addressed questions from Council with respect to affect on the harbour, cost to relocate to an alternate site, development paying the cost of the new plant, odour emissions, construction date, neighbousing CSL Lands, accepting leachate from other communities, growth populations and unit allocations, energy, efficiency and sustainability.
 
Council recessed at 8:10pm
Council reconvened at 8:25pm
 
HR2008-04                  Mileage Reimbursement Increase
No.364             Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                        Seconded by Councillor Foley
                 
THAT Staff Report HR2008-04, recommending the rate of reimbursement for the use of personal vehicles for business purposes be increased from $.40 per kilometer to $.495 per kilometer effective July 01, 2008, and that the rate be adjusted annually based on the rates established by the Canadian Revenue Agency, be approved.
 
                        CARRIED
 
P2008-33         Notice of a Public Meeting (Zoning By-law Amendment)
                        Oliver Crescent east of the Pretty River Dyke Ice Chute Spillway
                        40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49 & 50 Oliver Crescent
 
No.365             Moved by Councillor Labelle
                        Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
                 
THAT Council receives Staff Report P2008-33 for information purposes
 
                        CARRIED
 
First Street Reconstruction Update – Ed Houghton
 
Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works reviewed the First Street Design approved by Council on May 12th. Mr. Houghton advised that the Ministry of Transportation has requested changes and cannot support the designed as provided. The recommended changes include pedestrian walkways and signalization.
 
 
 
The options available for Council are to:
  1. Construct as permitted by MTO; or
  2. Shelve the project and continue to lobby the MTO; or
  3. Petition the Province to support the design as approved by Council.
 
                        Moved by Councillor Sandberg
                        Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT Council direct Mayor Carrier and appropriate Staff to discuss the First Street design further with the Ministry of Transportation and report back to Council on July 7th, 2008.
                        CARRIED
 
P2008-36         Part Lot Control Exemption By-law No. 2008-79 (Creekside)
                        Black Ash Meadows Subdivision (7 semi-detached Lots)(2 Townhouse Blocks)
                        Applicant: Devonleigh Land Inc
 
No.366             Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
                        Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Staff Report P2008-36, recommendingCouncil enact and pass Part Lot Control Exemption By-law No. 2008-79, be approved.
 
                        CARRIED
 
* Councillor Chadwick raised concern regarding the street names. CAO Norris will report back to Council.  
 
* Councillor Labelle removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict
 
No.367             Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law 2008-79, being a By-law to exempt a portion of land from the Part-Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of June, 2008
 
                        CARRIED
 
* Councillor Labelle removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict
 
P2008-37         Authorizing By-law to Execute a Site Plan Control Agreement
                        Project Name: YMCA Simcoe/Muskoka
                        Civic Address: 200 Hume Street
 
No.368             Moved by Councillor Foley
                        Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
                 
THAT Staff Report P2008-37, recommendingCouncil receives Staff Report P2008-37 for information purposes;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council enacts and passes an Authorization By-law to execute the Site Plan Control Agreement for this project, be approved.
 
                  Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Section 15(c) be removed from the agreement as the one-way road connection should be used for emergency vehicles only.
 
                  CARRIED
 
* Councillor Sandberg removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict
 
No.368             Moved by Councillor Foley
                        Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
                 
THAT Staff Report P2008-37, recommendingCouncil receives Staff Report P2008-37 for information purposes;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council enacts and passes an Authorization By-law to execute the Site Plan Control Agreement for this project, be approved as amended.
                 
                  CARRIED
 
* Councillor Sandberg removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict
 
No.369             Moved by Councillor McNabb
                        Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law 2008-81, being a By-law to Authorize the Execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement between the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, The Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, COLLUS Power Corp and Collingwood Public Utilities, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of June, 2008 (As amended).
 
                        CARRIED
 
* Councillor Sandberg removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict
 
P2008-29         Condominium Exemption for Admiral’s Gate (Phase Two)
Simcoe Condominium Plan No. 314
Applicant: Harmony Bay Development Corporation
 
No.370             Moved by Councillor Foley
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Staff Report P2008-29, recommending Council pass a resolution approving the exemption of Phase Two of the Admiral’s Gate condominium development from Section 51 of the Planning Act;
           
AND FURTHER THAT Council pass a resolution stating that Section 51.1 (Parkland) of the Planning Act shall continue to be in effect, be approved.
 
                        CARRIED
 
*Council discussed at length the merits of the proposal with respect to the conservation easement. 
                 
BY-LAWS
No.371             Moved by Councillor Sandberg
                        Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT By-law 2008-82, being a By-law to appoint a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer for the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of June, 2008. (Stephanie MacDuffie)
 
                        CARRIED
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
 
-         Approval of Heritage blue colour identified on Library/Municipal Office elevations as endorsed by the Heritage Committee
 
Councillor McNabb clarified his question as, who made the decision to change the colour as he already understood that the Heritage Committee did not have any concerns.   CAO Norris will investigate and report back to Council.
 
OTHER BUSINESS
-        Lobbyist Registry discussion
 
                        Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
            THAT the Town of Collingwood not proceed with establishing a lobbyist registry.
 
                        CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No.372             Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
                        Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
-      litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;
-      a proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal or local board purposes;
 
Items for Discussion
a)      Potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals (Holburn)
b)      Two property acquisitions
 
                        CARRIED

OTHER BUSINESS
 
Councillor Jeffery requested an update at an upcoming meeting on the St. Paul Street proposal and the concerns that were included on the last consent agenda.
 
No.373             Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to the public session
 
                        CARRIED

BY-LAWS
No.374             Moved by Councillor McNabb
Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT By-law 2008-85, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a purchase and sale agreement, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of June, 2008 (Tax Sale properties)
 
CARRIED
 
No.375             Moved by Councillor Foley
                        Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT By-law 2008-84, being a By-law to authorize the execution of a purchase and sale agreement, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of June, 2008 (GTTA 30 Mountain Road)
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No.376             Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2008-83, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of The Joint Special Meeting of Municipal Councils of the Town of Collingwood and the Town of Blue Mountains held June 5th, 2008, the Meeting of Council – Planning and Development held June 16th, 2008 and the Regular meeting of Council held June 23rd, 2008, be enacted and passed this 23rd day of June, 2008.
 
                        CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
           
Moved by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 10:45pm
 
CARRIED

 

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