June 7, 2010 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday June 7, 2010 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
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DEPUTY MAYOR COOPER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Carrier (regrets)
Deputy Mayor Cooper
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Sandberg (regrets)
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. 300         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Foley
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for June 7th, 2010 be adopted as amended.
  • Remove and reschedule the Sustainability Committee Minutes and Presentation
  • Revised Staff Report T2010-04, removing reference to the specific property to provide the general authority to the ARB for tax apportionment.
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT - Nil
  • There were no declarations of pecuniary interest made at this time. 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 301         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held May 31st, 2010, be hereby approved.
 
                        CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES - Nil
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Introduction of Museum Summer Students and Update on Grants Received
Bruce Mackinson, Chair of the Museum Advisory Committee and Susan Warner, Museum Supervisor advised Council of the successful grant applications that the Museum obtained to assist with hiring summer students at the Museum this year.   Ms. Warner introduced the students and expressed her enthusiasm for the work that will be undertaken as a result of the grants.    Bruce Mackinson thanked Ms. Warner for her dedication and on the progress that the Museum has made over the past few years. 
  • Council further reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events. 
DEPUTATION
  • Presentation to Council regarding Black Ash Village Lifestyle Community, south side of Harbour Street, Glenn Lucas and Thom Vincent
Thom Vincent, property owner and Glen Lucas, agent addressed Council requesting support in moving forward the proposed Black Ash Village Lifestyle Community development.  The proponents reviewed the development proposal and the economic and social benefits it would offer to the community.   They expressed concerns with the requirements from the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) and requested the Town have a dialogue with the NVCA to discuss the merits of the proposal, and review the change of topography as a result of the Black Ash Channelization.
 
Mr. Lucas reviewed their concerns with the identification of Environmental Protection areas including Provincially Significant Wetlands.  Mr. Lucas and Mr. Vincent addressed questions from Council with respect to the NVCA buffer requirements, tree regulations, mapping and environmental impact studies.
 
         Moved by Councillor Labelle
         Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Staff prepare a report investigating the request from the deputants and provide comments on the proposed development, subject lands, and discussions with the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.
 
         CARRIED
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 302         Moved by Councillor Jeffery
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 

 

General Consent
A.1
AMO Watch File – May 27, 2010
Received for Information
A. 2
Breaking Down Barriers re: Thank you for Council Grant Donation
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
 
Elvis Festival Services Board Presentation, Rosemarie O’Brien, Office Manager, Michael Christie, Board Member, Linda Simpson, Sponsorship Coordinator, and Peter Dunbar, Board Chair addressed Council to announce the new Festival events planned for the 2010 Elvis Festival, including the new logo design, current sponsorship successes, event marketing campaign, and the ticket sales to date.  Ms. O’Brien expressed her enthusiasm for another successful festival, and thanked Council for their continued support for this internationally recognized event.
 
No. 303         Moved by Councillor Foley
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved:
  • Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes, April 15, 2010 
Recommendation: THAT Council proceeds with the heritage designation process for the following properties: 250 Hume Street (The Curling Club).
 
            CARRIED
 
No. 304         Moved by Councillor McNabb
Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes, May 12, 2010
  • Affordable Housing Task Force Minutes, April 13, 2010 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
C2010-12        Georgian Bay Animal Rescue Lease Agreement & Operating Sub-lease Agreement
No. 305         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Foley
 
THAT Staff Report C2010-12, recommending Council enact and pass a by-law to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute the Lease Agreement and Operating Sub-lease Agreements between the Georgian Bay Animal Rescue and the Town of Collingwood, be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 306         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Foley
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-062, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a lease and operating sub-lease agreement between Georgian Bay Animal Rescue and the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 7th day of June, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
T2010-04         Tax Apportionment By-law
No. 307         Moved by Councillor Labelle
Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT Staff Report T2010-04, recommending Council enact and pass By-Law No. 2010-061 to appoint the Assessment Review Board to exercise the powers and functions of Council under clause 356(1)(b) and subsection 356(4) with respect to applications made under clause 356(1)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001 to apportion unpaid taxes pursuant to subsection 356(8), be approved.
 
                     CARRIED
 
No. 308         Moved by Councillor Labelle
Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-061,being a By-law to delegate to the Assessment Review Board the authority to hear and decide apportionment of unpaid taxes applications, be enacted and passed this 7th day of June, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS - Nil
 
BY-LAWS
No. 309         Moved by Councillor Jeffery
Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-059, being a By-law to amend By-law No. 2009-124, a By-law to adopt 2010 Fees and Services Charges, be enacted and passed this 7th day of June, 2010.
 
                     CARRIED
 
No. 310         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-060,being a By-law to set the 2010 transition ratios, the 2010 tax rates and to levy taxes for the year 2010, be enacted and passed this 7th day of June 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
COUNTY REPORT - Postponed
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Staff Report Pending List, CAO Wingrove
CAO Wingrove reviewed the pending list and noting a few reports had been inadvertently excluded.  The list will be updated to reflect the outstanding requests.  CAO Wingrove noted she would discuss alternative energy for municipal property with applicable staff.
 
OTHER BUSINESS - Nil
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 311         Moved by Councillor Jeffery
Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-063, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held June 7th, 2010 be enacted and passed this 7th day of June, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:45pm.
 
CARRIED
 
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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