May 3, 2010 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday May 3, 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
Councillor Sandberg
Councillor Jeffery
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 (regrets)
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology
Peter Dunbar, Director of Leisure Services
Kay Blakely, Deputy Director of Finance
Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 245           Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
                      Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for May 3rd, 2010 be adopted as amended:
  • Removal of Economic Stability and Development Services Board minutes of February 23, 2010.
 CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)                       
  • Councillor Sandberg declared a conflict with the motion for the support of the AMO nomination as he is applying for nomination. 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 246           Moved by Councillor Edwards
                      Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held April 26th, 2010, be hereby approved.
 
 CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES - NIL
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Municipal Interactive Parks Map Overview
Peter Dunbar, Director of Leisure Services and Mandy Keast, Administrative Assistant(LS) provided a brief presentation to Council on the new interactive parks mapping on the municipal website and announced their parks contest to name the 23 parks within Collingwood. 
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events. 
DEPUTATION - NIL
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 247          Moved by Councillor Sandberg
                     Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent
A.1
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Making Waves Newsletter April 5, 2010
Received for Information
A. 2
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Making Waves Newsletter April 20, 2010
Received for Information
A. 3
Ontario Good Roads Association re: OGRA to Manage $750,000 Fund for Municipalities
Received for Information
A. 4
Township of Oro-Medonte re: Waste Management in Simcoe County
Received for Information
A. 5
Ontario Building Officials Association re: OBOA Committee (Ontario Solar Task Force) appointment of Bill Plewes
Received for Information
A. 6
Hospice Georgian Triangle re: Appreciation for AMFAP funding
Received for Information
A. 7
My Friend’s House re: Gratitude for 2010 Grant approval
Received for Information
A. 8
‘The Door’ Youth Centre re: Successful Fundraising Brunch
Received for Information
A. 9
Kinark Child and Family Services re: Children’s Mental Health Awareness
Received for Information
A. 10
Falun Dafa Association of Canada re: Request to Proclaim May as Falun Dafa Month(Letter in response sent April 21st, 2010, from the Office of the Mayor)
Received for Information
A. 11
Ontario JRPM Advisory Committee re: Request to Proclaim June as Recreation and Parks Month (Letter in response sent April 22nd, 2010, from the Office of the Mayor)
Received for Information
A. 12
S. Cripps, Duncan’s Café re: Wrongful placement of trees downtown
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
A.1      
Mayor Carrier confirmed that both he and Marcus Firman, Manager of Water Services participate in this initiative, on behalf of the Town.
 
Moved by Councillor Labelle
Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT General Consent Item A.1, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative newsletter, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
A.4               Moved by Councillor Labelle
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Council support the letter of Township of Oro-Medonte to the County requesting waste management pick up and recyclables at municipal buildings.
 
CARRIED
 
A.5                Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT General Consent Item A.5, regarding the appointment of CBO Bill Plewes to the Ontario Building Officials Association Committee, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
A.12    
Concerns with the positioning of trees along Hurontario Street were raised, inquiring to whether it is possible to reposition certain trees. David Woods, Envision Tatham, addressed the tree concerns, status of the design and construction of the downtown revitalization project.
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT General Consent Item A.12 regarding the placement of trees in the downtown, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 248            Moved by Councillor McNabb
                        Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT the Mayor’s Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
Mayor’s Consent
M.1
Child Find Ontario re: Request to Proclaim May 25th, as National Missing Children’s Day and the month of May as Green Ribbon of Hope Month (Letter in response sent April 12, 2010, from the Office of the Mayor)
Received for Information
 
M.2
MS Society of Canada re: Request to Proclaim May as MS Awareness Month (Letter in response sent April 12th, 2010, from the Office of the Mayor)
Received for Information
M.3
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, Jean Vanier Childcare Centre re: McHappy Day in Canada Wednesday May 5th, 2010
Received for Information
M.4
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing re: Private Member’s Bill 198, an Act to amend the Planning Act with respect to inclusionary housing
Received for Information
M.5
Quota International of Collingwood re: Letter in appreciation of donation to the Quota International 2010 Conference (75 Town of Collingwood pins and writing pens provided)
Received for Information
M.6
CNIB re: Request to Proclaim May 27th as Shades of Fun Day (Letter in response sent April 21st, 2010, from the Office of the Mayor)
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
M.3               Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Mayor’s Consent Item M.5 regarding McHappy Day, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
MOVE INTO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Staff Reports/By-laws if deemed expedient)           
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 249            Moved by Councillor Foley
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Development Committee Minutes (SDR-1989-01, Charis Draft Approved Plan of Subdivision, 595 Mountain Road) March 3, 2010
  • Development Committee Minutes (SDR-2005-02 (2005) Todco Developments, Draft Approved Plans of Subdivision, 295 Mountain Road) March 3, 2010
  • Development Committee Minutes (Development Committee Proposed Revisions to the Process) April 14, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, March 31, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, April 7, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, April 14, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Notes, April 21, 2010
 CARRIED
  
STAFF REPORTS
C2010-10        By-law to Regulate Public Nuisance / Pan Handling
No. 250           Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                      Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report C2010-010, recommending Council enact and pass By-law No. 2010-052, being a by-law to prohibit public nuisances on public land or in public buildings within the Town of Collingwood, be approved.
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Carrier
x
 
Cooper
x
 
Edwards
x
 
Sandberg
x
 
Jeffery
x
 
Foley
x
 
McNabb
x
 
Chadwick
 
x
Labelle
x
 
TOTAL
8
1
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Staff Report C2010-10 regarding a by-law to regulate public nuisance, be deferred.
 
DEFEATED
 
No. 250            Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                       Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report C2010-010, recommending Council enact and pass By-law No. 2010-052, being a by-law to prohibit public nuisances on public land or in public buildings within the Town of Collingwood, be approved.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
No. 251            Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                        Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-052, being a by-law to prohibit public nuisances on public land or in public buildings within the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 3rd day of May, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
LS2010-07       Sister Cities
No. 252            Moved by Councillor Ian Chadwick
                        Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report LS2010-07 and further authorize proceeding with the following Sister City relationships:
  • Katano, Japan
  • Zihuatanejo Ixtapa, Mexico
  • Boone, North Carolina 
AND FURTHER THAT Council direct a Sister Cities organizational model for Collingwood’s Sister City(s) be developed, based on Option #1 to support an “arms-length” committee to include a municipal staff liaison and municipal financial support as determined annually by Council;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council approve the attached Sister Cities Selection and Evaluation Policy for future consideration of city partnerships.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 253            Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
WHEREAS Council has been reviewing the design of the sidewalk patio locations since the original design approval in April 2009;
 
AND WHEREAS numerous concerns have been received from the various stakeholders opposing the relocation of the patios to the curbside;
 
AND WHEREAS the concerns mostly relate to health and safety of pedestrians, employees and patrons, as well as the economic duress to the restaurateurs to meet regulations and incur additional expenses and liability exposure; 
 
AND WHEREAS patios located at the curbside would also create an additional liability exposure to the municipality; 
 
AND WHEREAS the businesses that incorporate an outside patio create an enjoyable experience for both residents and visitors and are an important part of our Downtown experience and part of bringing people into our Downtown;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Town of Collingwood direct that the sidewalk patios in the downtown be relocated to against the building facade, as previously regulated.     
 
Moved by Councillor Labelle
Seconded by Mayor Carrier
 
THAT the motion be deferred until all the costs to the patio owners are known.
 
DEFEATED
 
No. 253           Moved by Councillor Edwards
                      Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
WHEREAS Council has been reviewing the design of the sidewalk patio locations since the original design approval in April 2009;

COUNCIL

Yea

Nay

Carrier
x
 
Cooper
x
 
Edwards
x
 
Sandberg
 
x
Jeffery
 
x
Foley
 
x
McNabb
 
x
Chadwick
x
 
Labelle
 
x
TOTAL
4
5
 
AND WHEREAS numerous concerns have been received from the various stakeholders opposing the relocation of the patios to the curbside;
 
AND WHEREAS the concerns mostly relate to health and safety of pedestrians, employees and patrons, as well as the economic duress to the restaurateurs to meet regulations and incur
additional expenses and liability exposure; 
 
AND WHEREAS patios located at the curbside would also create an additional liability exposure to the municipality; 
 
AND WHEREAS the businesses that incorporate an outside patio create an enjoyable experience for both residents and visitors and are an important part of our Downtown experience and part of bringing people into our Downtown;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Town of Collingwood direct that the sidewalk patios in the downtown be relocated to against the building facade, as previously regulated.     
  
DEFEATED (recorded vote)
 
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Carrier
x
 
Cooper
x
 
Edwards
x
 
Sandberg (conflict)
 
 
Jeffery
x
 
Foley
 
x
McNabb
x
 
Chadwick
 
x
Labelle
x
 
TOTAL
6
2
  
No. 254          Moved by Councillor Jefferx
                      Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT Council support the nomination of Councillor Norman Sandberg for the Office of President to the Association of Ontario Municipalities (AMO) Board of Directors.
 
 CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
* Councillor Sandberg declared a conflict with the above motion and did not participate in the discussion or vote.
 
BY-LAWS - NIL
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
  • Councillor Jeffery provided a clarification to her previous notice of motion that the title for the replacement of the Director of Leisure Services to remain the same or be renamed Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture. 
  • Councillor Jeffery provided a notice of motion that Council approve the Arts and Culture awards program through the Arts and Culture Advisory Committee to come forward next week.  (committee minutes and applicable program details to be included in the next agenda)
COUNTY REPORT
  • County of Simcoe, 2009 Fourth Quarter Review
Deputy Mayor Cooper provide a review of the County’s fourth quarter report which included an update on the County’s finances including social services, health services, corporate services, finance and administration, supplementary taxes and debt requirements.  Staff will resubmit the request to the County for a deputation from the County to address Council on matters of provincial uploading.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Staff Report Pending List
CAO Wingrove provided an update to Council on the items listed on the pending list, addressing any questions of Council.   CAO Wingrove confirmed that the HST Staff Report will also include a component on the economic development impact.
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Enhancements to Sunset Point 
Moved by Councillor Labelle
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Council direct Staff to prepare a report on potential future enhancements for the Sunset Point waterfront area.
 
CARRIED
  • Councillor Jeffery provided an update on the consolidated business licencing by-law and public open house scheduled for May 5, 2010, noting the proposed by-law includes licencing buskers.
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 255          Moved by Councillor Labelle
                      Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-053, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held May 3rd, 2010, be enacted and passed this 3rd day of May, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:45pm.
 
CARRIED
 
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK

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