Council Highlights - August 27, 2018

The Rogers TV broadcast of this meeting will be available online at
Public Meeting
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (485 Second Street)
Town Planner Mark Bryan presented the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, which would amend the Residential Fourth Density Exception Seven (R4-7) to add a School and a Life Skills Centre as additional permitted uses for the ground floor of the apartment currently under construction at 485 Second Street.
Consent Agenda
The following five items were received for information. 
  • Consul General of Japan re: Thank you for kind wishes for 90th Anniversary of Japan-Canada diplomatic relations
  • North Stormont resolution re: Green Energy Act
  • 2017 AMO Annual Report and Report on Nominations to the 2018-2020 AMO Board
  • Ministry of Transportation response re: request for ministry to consider additional signalization on Hwy 26 in the vicinity of St. Claire Street to  Elliott Avenue and consistent application of roundabout opportunities
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs response re: Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Redevelopment Location
    • Council inquired whether there had been any update on the money set aside for the Hospital. CAO Fareed Amin noted that he meets regularly with the Hospital CEO, but advised that no money has been requested to be drawn from the available funds.
  • Living Water Resort re: Clarification on request for deferral of Bear Estate site plan application
  • Education Development Charges re: Notice of information meeting September 10th

Development & Operations Services Standing Committee

Black Ash Creek Pumping Station (231 Balsam Street) Site Plan
Council approved the Site Plan drawings for a proposed municipal pumping station located at 231 Balsam Street. The Black Ash Creek Sewage Pump Station (SPS) was constructed in 1971 and has been identified as requiring expansion or replacement in several Town studies.

The site plan identifies the recommended new station location within the site, which will see a realignment of the trail including a widening to facilitate trail maintenance.

Assumption of Black Ash Meadows Subdivision
The Black Ash Meadows subdivision contains 288 lots consisting of single family and townhouse blocks. The last phases of the development are now complete. Staff have inspected all municipal facilities constructed in association with this project, and are satisfied that the works have been completed in accordance with applicable standards and the executed subdivision agreement. With the Town's assumption of the subdivision, ownership of the roads, infrastructure, and stormwater management pond shifts to the Town.

Approval of increased budget funding for Napier Street Sewer Design
Council approved an additional $40,000 to accommodate the design work required for the Napier Street Sewer repair.

The Napier Street sanitary sewer was identified in the Asset Management Plan and Sewer User Fees Studies as needing immediate sewer repair. In order to maintain the Program’s schedule, there is necessary design work for Napier Street that must be completed in 2018. Funding for this work would typically be made available from the engineering account of the Capital Sanitary budget, but anticipated costs for design of the Napier Street project were not reflected in the approved 2018 Capital Sanitary budget.

Summit View (Charleston Homes) Pre-Servicing Agreement
Council authorized a pre-servicing agreement with Summit View to allow for the installation of services prior to subdivision approval, which is expected to occur later this year. 

Summit View (Charleston Homes) is located north of Poplar Sideroad, west of High Street and south of the Black Ash Creek.

Staff Reports

Expense Reporting: Gathering Circle Project
Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture Dean Collver presented an update on the expenses associated with the Gathering Circle project at Harbourview Park. 

To ensure openness and transparency throughout the management of procurement on the project, staff committed to publicly sharing expenses with Council as they were incurred.


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.

Wednesday, September 5 - Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee
Monday, September 10 - Council
Monday, September 17 - Development & Operations Services Standing Committee
Monday, September 24 - Council