Council Highlights - June 11, 2018

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Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Strategic Plan
Norah Holder, President & CEO

Norah Holder, President & CEO of Collingwood General & Marine Hospital provided an update on the new strategic plan for the hospital, noting that the Hospital and the Board now have the same strategic focus. The four pillars of the strategic plan are patient care, innovation, partnerships and our people.

Consent Agenda
The following three items were received for information:
  • All Saints' Anglican Church Green Team re: composting in residential developments
  • I. Matwijec re: Traffic concerns at Highway 26 East between Beachwood Road and Pretty River Parkway.
  • Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities Inc re: Educational Development Charges

Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee

Trails Committee Minutes
Council unanimously approved the recommendation of the Trails Committee that George Christie be added to the Collingwood Trails Advisory Committee as an honorary member and the position be established as a non-voting, ex-officio member.

Council discussed the Trails Committee recommendation that the current construction work on Hamilton Street be re-evaluated with the goal of widening the paved surface to allow for bicycle lanes on both sides of the road. At the Standing Committee meeting, the motion was defeated, and the Standing Committee recommended that the completion of current construction work on Hamilton Street proceed and request staff further review signage on identified Shared Roadways, which was unanimously approved by Council.

Additional Funding for Score Clock at the EBMA
Council approved an additional $25,000 towards the reinforcement of the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena roof structure to support the installation of a centre-hung score clock currently owned by the Barrie Colts Hockey Club.

Staff Reports

Environmental Assessment Presentation - Mountain Road Improvements
Tom Nolert and Patrick Wojcieszynski, Ainley Group

Tom Nolert and Patrick Wojcieszynski from Ainley Group presented an overview of the Mountain Road project. Mr. Nolert noted that there are a number of developments ongoing or planned in the area, which will add 2,240 residential units to the area. The proposed design for the road as well as the benefits to different types of intersections were discussed.

A Public Information Centre will be held in the near future.

Memorandum of Settlement – CPFFA
Council authorized the execution of a renewed collective agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood and Collingwood Professional Fire Fighters’ Association, Local 938, I.A.F.F. for the period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019.

Expense Reporting: Gathering Circle Project
An information report was presented to update Council on expenses for the Gathering Circle Project 


Council passed a by-law to authorize participation in Ontario's Main Streets Revitalization Initiative. The Town of Collingwood received $56,924.78

Gregory Miller was appointed as the new Chief Building Official for the enforcement of the Building Code Act within the Town of Collingwood.

Notices of Motion

Councillor Jeffery gave notice of motion to request that a land recognition be established and used before events and meetings within the Town of Collingwood.

Other Business

Judicial Inquiry

CAO Amin noted that provisions are being made to live stream the Judicial Inquiry public hearings, and they are now fully staffed. Commission staff are currently reviewing the documentation that the Town has provided and are in the process of producing a production order, which is a request to various parties to provide information to the Commissioner, and the Town of Collingwood is expected to be the first to receive such a request. It is expected that the documentary review will take place through the summer, and public hearings are expected in early fall.

The Commission and staff will be housed on the second floor of Town Hall, with leased space being used as a staging area for those called for the public hearings.

Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference
Councillor Jeffery gave a recap of the sessions she attended at the recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)  Conference, as well as noting that she was re-elected to the FCM Board.

Hydro Share Sale
CAO Amin noted that the application to the OEB is in the final argument phase. The expectation is that a decision will hopefully be rendered by the end of July.

Rise and Report

Council approved a motion to appoint Will McDowell to act as legal counsel for the municipality for the purpose of the judicial inquiry.

Upcoming Council & Standing Committee Meetings

All Standing Committee meetings will now be held in Council Chambers (Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street) to allow for the meetings to be broadcast on Rogers TV and live streamed to The meeting videos will also be posted to after the meetings conclude. Council Meetings will continue to be held in Council Chambers and will continue to be broadcast and live streamed.

Development & Operations Services Standing Committee
Monday, June 18  | 5 p.m.
Council Meeting
Monday, June 25 | 5 p.m.
Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee
Monday, July 9  | 5 p.m.
Council Meeting
Monday, July 23 | 5 p.m.
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