April 12, 2010 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday, April 12, 2010 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
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MAYOR CARRIER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 

Members of Council Present:                      

Mayor Carrier

Deputy Mayor Cooper

Councillor Edwards (regrets)

Councillor Sandberg

Councillor Jeffery (regrets)

Councillor Foley

Councillor McNabb

Councillor Chadwick

Councillor Labelle

 

Staff Present:            

Kimberly Wingrove, Chief Administrative Officer

Sara Almas, Clerk

Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works

Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology (regrets)

Peter Dunbar, Director of Leisure Services

Kay Blakely, Deputy Director of Finance

Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services

 
            ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 202            Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
            Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for April 12th, 2010 be adopted as amended:
- defer the motion regarding the deferral of any change in location of the patios within the downtown to a Council meeting when all of Council will be in attendance otherwise at the recommendation of the CAO and Clerk
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Councillor Foley declared a pecuniary interest with respect to the Accounts Payable Voucher for February 2010 pertaining to Foley’s Furniture considered at the March 22, 2010 Council meeting. 
  • Councillor Sandberg declared a pecuniary interest with respect to Hanna Motors as his employer had been retained for professional services. 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 203           Moved by Councillor Sandberg
            Seconded by Councillor Foley
 
THAT the minutes to the following meetings of Council be hereby approved:
  • Regular meeting of Council held March 22nd, 2010;
  • Special meeting of Council held March 29th, 2010; and
  • Council Planning and Development meeting held March 29th, 2010.
CARRIED
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Collingwood Minor Hockey, Novice Blackhawks, OMHA Champions
Chris Sproule, Head Coach of the Collingwood Minor Hockey Novice Blackhawks introduced the team and recognized their hard work and accomplishments at the OMHA Championships. 
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events. 
DEPUTATION
  • Habitat for Humanity - Request for Land
Gerry Deleski, Chair of Habitat for Humanity addressed Council requesting Council’s assistance in securing property to construct a home in Collingwood in 2010/2011 and future years. 
  • Downtown Collingwood Patio Owners
Ruth Bourachot, Café Chartreuse addressed Council expressing concern with a number of items with respect to the safety of staff, customers and pedestrians, and the monetary expenses relating to additional costs, fines, WSIB, AGCO, and agency approvals if the location of the downtown patios are relocated closer to the curb.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 204            Moved by Councillor McNabb
            Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
  
General Consent
A. 1
Environment Network re: Request for use of parking spaces in St. Marie Street Municipal lot for Earth Day activities
Direction Required
(motion prepared)
A. 2
C. Smith, Trustee, Simcoe County District School Board re: Trustee Update March 18, 2010
Received for Information
A. 3
North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network re: Care Connections – Partnering for Healthy Communities
Received for Information
A. 4
AMO Watch File – April 1, 2010
Received for Information
A. 5
Lush Realty re: Proposed Zoning By-law (Harbour Centre – 20 Balsam Street)
*Council has voted on this specific matter at the meeting of November 16th, 2009 and supported the recommendation of staff.
Received for Information
A. 6
Lush Realty re: Proposed Zoning By-law (221 Balsam Street)
*Staff cannot support the request as the property is zoned consistently with the approved Official Plan designation.
Received for Information
 
A. 7
Wm. J. Dolan, Planning Consultants Ltd re: Proposed Zoning By-law (Cranberry Mews – Hwy 26/Keith Ave)
*Council voted on this specific matter at the meeting of November 16th, 2009 and supported the recommendation of staff.
Received for Information
A. 8
M&M Meat Shops re: Upcoming Charity BBQ being held Saturday, May 8, 2010
Received for Information
A. 9
Hon. Helena Guergis, MP re: Federal Government introducing Canada’s Budget 2010 and the second year of Canada’s Economic Action Plan
Received for Information
A.10
G. Czerny re: Council communications and an example article regarding Library Home Visits for those residents unable to attend their local Library
Received for Information
A.11
Collingwood Portfolio Inc. re: Request reconsideration of the comprehensive zoning by-law provisions relating to 2 High Street. *Staff cannot support the request to change the permitted uses as it directly contravenes the direction of OPA 10.
Received for Information
A.12
DC Slade re: Comprehensive Zoning By-law (212 Raglan Street)
*Council made a decision on this matter at their meeting of November 16th, 2009 to support the provision as proposed.
Received for Information
A.13
Davies Howe Partners re: Comprehensive Zoning By-law (14 Harbour Street)
*Staff cannot support the request as the property is zoned consistently with the approved Official Plan designation, furthermore Council decided on this matter at their meeting of November 12, 2009.
Received for Information
 
    CARRIED
 
A. 1      Environment Network re: Request for use of parking spaces in St. Marie Street Municipal lot for Earth Day activities.
 
No. 205            Moved by Councillor McNabb
            Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT Council approve the Environment Network’s request to use 25 parking spots in the Saint Marie Street municipal parking lot for Earth Day Celebrations on April 24, 2010; and further waive the associated fee ($100.00) for the partial parking lot closure as provided in the Fees and Service Charges By-law No. 2009-124.
 
   CARRIED
 
A.3      Deputy Mayor Cooper requested clarification and further information.
 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT General Consent Item A.3 regarding the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network Care Connections – Partnering for Healthy Communities program, be received.
 
          CARRIED
 
A.10    Council confirmed a similar service is currently being provided to residents through the Books on Wheels program at the Collingwood Public Library.
 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT General Consent Item A.10 regarding library home visits, be received.
 
          CARRIED
 
A.13     Discussion occurred with excluding 14 Harbour Street from the Comprehensive Zoning By-law at this time until a decision is reached with respect to the use of the land. 
 
Moved by Councillor McNabb
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT General Consent Item A.13 regarding correspondence received regarding the comprehensive zoning by-law and 14 Harbour Street, be received.
           
CARRIED
 
No. 206            Moved by Councillor Foley
            Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the Mayor’s Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
  
Mayor’s Consent
M.1
Canada Post re: Community Literacy Awards - request for nominations (Each Member of Council received an individual letter.  A copy of the letter was sent to Kerri  Robinson, Director, Library Services for her information and recommendation)
Received for Information
M.2
Hon. H. Guergis, MP re: Update on the Federal Budget Consultation Meeting held with the Community Leaders  
Received for Information
M.3
M. Chan, Minister of Tourism and Culture re: Congratulations for recently passing a Heritage Property Tax Relief By-law
Received for Information
M.4
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative re: Request to sign the Pharmaceuticals and Personal Products Framework (A copy of letter was sent to Mr. Ed Houghton, Mr. Marcus Firman, and the CPUSB Board for their review - March 18, 2010)
Direction Required
(motion prepared)
M.5
Coaches Association of Ontario re: Upcoming Ontario Coaches Week - April 17 to 25, 2010.(Letter in response to proclaiming Coaches Week sent  March 18, 2010 from the Office of the Mayor)
Received for Information
M.6
University of Ontario Institute of Technology re: Letter inviting Mayor, Members of Council and Senior Staff to visit and tour the new Automotive Centre of Excellence (Email sent in response to the invitation from the Office of the Mayor expressing interest on behalf of Mayor Carrier and advising the Office of the Mayor will be in contact once the request has been considered at the Meeting of Council April 12th)
Received for Information
M.7
Georgian Bay Animal Rescue re: Letter of thanks for approval of funding
Received for Information
M.8
Katimavik re: Announcing the closing of its project in Collingwood due to funding constraints
Received for Information
M.9
Hon. Kathleen Wynne, MPP re: Advising the Town of Collingwood has been approved to receive $2,905,145.00, towards the Connecting Link Project (Highway 26, First Street, High Street to Rodney Street)
Received for Information
 
    CARRIED
 
M.4      Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative re: Request to sign the Pharmaceuticals and Personal Products Framework
 
No. 207            Moved by Councillor Foley
             Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council support in principle the Pharmaceuticals and Personal Products Framework of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, and further direct that a copy of this resolution and correspondence be circulated to the County of Simcoe Environmental Services Division.
 
  CARRIED
 
M.6                 Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
  Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
           
THAT Mayor’s Consent Item M.6 regarding an invitation to tour the new Automotive Centre of Excellence, be received.
 
  CARRIED
 
M.9                 Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
  Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
           
THAT Mayor’s Consent Item M.9 regarding funding approval for the Connecting Link Project, be received.
           
CARRIED
 
MOVE INTO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Staff Reports/By-laws if deemed expedient)           
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 208            Moved by Councillor Labelle
            Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes, March 10th, 2010
  • Affordable Housing Task Force Minutes, March 9th, 2010
  • Airport Services Board Minutes, March 3rd, 2010
  • Economic Stability and Development Services Board Minutes, February 23rd, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, March 8th, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Notes March 12th, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, March 19th, 2010
  • Leisure Services Advisory Committee Minutes, March 17th, 2010
(Recommendation to rename department will be brought forward to Council following the organizational review)
 
CARRIED
 
No. 209            Moved by Councillor Foley
            Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved: 
  • Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes, March 18th, 2010 
Recommendation: THAT the maximum amount of $2000.00 dollars be allocated from the Heritage Operating Budget to undertake an inventory of Heritage Trees on public lands in the Heritage District, with the exception of the trees on Hurontario Street.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
P2010-08         Deeming By-law No. 2010-039, Owner: Trinity United Church
                        Municipal Address: 131/135 Beech Street and 140 Maple Street
 
No. 210            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
            Seconded by Councillor Foley
 
THAT Staff Report P2010-08, recommending Council enact and pass Deeming By-law No. 2010-039, to deem the lots owned by Trinity United Church at 140 Maple Street a single parcel, and to deem the lots at 131/135 Beech Street a single parcel, be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 211            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
            Seconded by Councillor Foley
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-039,being a By-law to designate a plan of subdivision, or part thereof, not to be a registered plan of subdivision for the purposes of subsection 50(3) of the Planning Act, be enacted and passed this 12th day of April, 2010. (140 Maple Street and 131/135 Beech Street)
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
 
No. 212            Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
            Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Council direct staff to prepare the supplementary accounts payable motions for members of Council with pecuniary interests, to include a brief description of the product(s) and/or service(s) that were purchased.
 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Mayor Carrier
 
THAT the motion with respect to the supplementary accounts payable descriptions be deferred to the next regular meeting of Council.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 213            Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
            Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Council authorize that no further notice is required with respect to the proposed zoning by-law and thatCouncil consider enacting and passing the Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-040 at its regular Council meeting scheduled for April 12, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No. 214            Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
   Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-040, being a by-law to adopt the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, be enacted and passed this 12th day of April, 2010.
 
 
                      
    Moved by Councillor Labelle
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Carrier
x
 
Cooper
x
 
Edwards (absent)
 
 
Sandberg
x
 
Jeffery (absent)
 
 
Foley
x
 
McNabb
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Labelle
x
 
TOTAL
6
0
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council direct staff to remove the zoning by-law designations for 14 Harbour Street West from Zoning By-law No. 2010-040 as presented and further that it be dealtwith through the Official Plan Amendment appeal. 
 
   CARRIED (Recorded Vote)
 
 
 
  
 
 
 Moved by Councillor Labelle
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council direct staff to further discuss the issues pertaining to 280, 284, 290 and 292 Pretty River Parkway and provide recommendations to Council with respect to appropriate zoning and official plan designations.
 
CARRIED
 
* Councillor Sandberg removed himself from the table as a result of his previously declared conflict.
 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor McNabb
           
THAT Council direct staff to make the necessary changes to include, as per the letter of request, 10 Minto Street as the same zoning and official plan designation as the Car Dealership and provide any further recommendations to Council.
 
CARRIED
 
* Councillor Sandberg removed himself from the table as a result of his previously declared conflict.

 

No. 214           Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
            Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
THAT By-law No. 2010-040, being a by-law to adopt the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, as amended, be enacted and passed this 12th day of April, 2010.
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Carrier
x
 
Cooper
x
 
Edwards (absent)
 
 
Sandberg
x
 
Jeffery (absent)
 
 
Foley
 
x
McNabb
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Labelle
x
 
TOTAL
6
1
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
No. 215           Moved by Councillor Foley
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-041,being a by-law to amend By-law 03-52 a by-law to establish a Heritage Advisory Committee, be enacted and passed this 12th day of April, 2010.
 
                        CARRIED
   
 No. 216          Moved by Councillor Chadwick
            Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-042,being a By-law to amend Bylaw No. 2009-095, a By-law to prohibit the unnecessary use of stopping and idling of vehicles within the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 12th day of April, 2010.
 
    DEFEATED (recorded vote)
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Carrier
x
 
Cooper
 
x
Edwards (absent)
 
 
Sandberg
x
 
Jeffery (absent)
 
 
Foley
 
x
McNabb
 
x
Chadwick
x
 
Labelle
 
x
TOTAL
3
4
 
 
 
            
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
Councillor Chadwick provided the following notice of motions:
1)   To propose the following referendum question:  Are you in favour of having a “ward” system as the method of electing future Town Councillors instead of the current “at-large” system? Yes or No.
 
2)   To reduce the temperature exemption within the Idling By-law from 5oCto 0oC specific to commercial vehicles.
 
COUNTY REPORT
Deputy Mayor Cooper reviewed items to be discussed at an upcoming Corporate Services Committee, providing a presentation to Council with respect to the alterations being made to the Administration Centre in Midhurst and the services the County provides.  Deputy Mayor Cooper also addressed questions with respect to access of the affordable housing budget, status of the tourism brochures, museum service fees and the province and county official plan matters.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Staff Report Pending List, CAO Wingrove
There were no issues.
 
OTHER BUSINESS
Moved by Councillor Sandberg
Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT Council direct staff to prepare a report identifying potential municipal properties that would meet the needs of Habitat for Humanity for current and future (10 year horizon) residential builds.  
 
CARRIED
  • Councillor Chadwick requested a discussion regarding heritage tree inventory for the entire community. CAO Wingrove noted it would be discussed at a Department Head meeting. 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 217            Moved by Councillor Labelle
            Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-043, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held April 12th, 2010, the Special meeting of Council held March 29th, 2010 and the Council Planning and Development meeting held March 29th, 2010 be enacted and passed this 12th day of April, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 9:40pm.
 
CARRIED
 
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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