July 12, 2010 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday July 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
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
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
Trevor Houghton, Senior Planner
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 349         Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for July 12th, 2010 be adopted as amended:
  • Direction required with respect to Consent Agenda Item a.5
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • There were no declarations of pecuniary interest and/or receipt of gifts made at this time.
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 350            Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held June 28th, 2010 be adopted as presented.
 
   CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
  • Water Source for Pets at Pawplar Dog Park
Peter Dunbar, Director Leisure Services advised Council that based on resources and ‘best practices’ that staff cannot support providing a water source in Pawplar Dog Park and further noted there are several parks and sports fields that also do not have a drinking water supply.
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Introduction of Summer Company Students
Catherine Durrant, Economic Development Officer introduced Cindy Griffiths, Summer Company Coordinator. Ms. Griffiths provided background to the role of Summer Company and introduced the young entrepreneurs to Council.  Each Summer Company participant briefly explained their summer business or service and provided contact information for the public.
  
DEPUTATION
  • Green Roof Technology
Ron Martin, Deputy Chief Building Official introduced Mark Palmer and Ken Hale, Greenland Consulting who provided an overview of sustainable building practices including green roof and living wall technology.
 
Mayor Carrier announced the Library and Municipal Office building being a finalist in the AMO Gas Tax Awards. 
  • Regional Economic Development Strategy (progress to date)
Aileen Murray and Matthew Fisher, consultants retained to undertake the Regional Economic Development Strategy, provided an overview of the progress to date, preliminary findingsand outlined future stakeholder meetings. Clarification was provided to the date of the research material, impact of the recession to the tourism industry and the demand for high number of retail establishments. 
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
  • Council further reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events. 
  • A video of the “Aware Fair” that took place on July 10, 2010 was presented to review the success of the first Annual Aware Fair promoting accessibility programs and services in the regional. 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 351            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
Township of Essa re: “Operation Hero” Donation challenge
Received for Information
A. 2
Township of Essa re: Municipal Election Nomination Period
Received for Information
A. 3
Ministry of Environment re: Source Protection Plans under the Clean Water Act, 2006
Received for Information
A. 4
Ontario Good Roads Association re: Request for contribution to a ‘MMS Litigation Fund’ (Minimum Maintenance Standards Fund)
Direction Required
(motion prepared)
A.5
Hon. Helena Guergis M.P. re: Bill S 215, an Act to protect Heritage Lighthouses
Direction Required
(motion prepared)
 
CARRIED
 
A.1                   Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Council request further information and consider supporting the “Operation Hero” donation challenge at the meeting of Council scheduled for June 19th, 2010.
 
   CARRIED
 
A.2       Township of Essa re: Municipal Election Nomination Period
 
No. 352              Moved by Councillor Jeffery
                         Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT Council support the Township of Essa’s resolution requesting the Province reduce the nomination period for municipal elections from the current ten months to four or five months.
 
   Moved by Councillor Sandberg
   Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT the motion to support Consent Item A.2 be deferred until comments from AMO have been obtained.
 
   CARRIED
 
A.4       Ontario Good Roads Association re: Request for contribution to a ‘MMS Litigation Fund’
 
No. 353            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council support the Ontario Good Roads Associations’ request for contribution to the Minimum Standards Fund in the amount of $2,500.00.
 
                        CARRIED
 
A.5       Hon. Helena Guergis M.P. re: Bill S 215, an Act to protect Heritage Lighthouses
 
No. 354            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT Council petition Parks Canada to have the Nottawasaga Lighthouse designated as a Heritage Lighthouse.
 
   CARRIED
 
Deputy Mayor Cooper assumed the Chair (7:28pm)
Mayor Carrier and Councillor Labelle left the table.
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 355            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes, June 9, 2010
  • Affordable Housing Task Force Minutes, June 8, 2010
  • Airport Services Board Minutes, June 16, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, June 2, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, June 16, 2010
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, June 23, 2010
  • Sustainability Committee Minutes, May 7, 2010 (presentation to follow at an upcoming Council meeting)
   CARRIED
 
Mayor Carrier returned to the table.
 
No. 356            Moved by Councillor Foley
    Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved:
  • Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes, June 17, 2010 
Recommendation: THAT the following Heritage Permits be approved: 

 

Building Permit #
Location
Type
147/10
32 Simcoe St.
Paint
155/10
252 Hurontario St.
Addition
172/10
186 Hurontario St.
Antenna
 
CARRIED
 
Councillor Labelle returned to the table.
 
No. 357            Moved by Councillor Sandberg
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved: 
  • Leisure Services Advisory Committee Minutes, June 17, 2010 
Recommendation:THAT Council write to the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans, the Environment Ministry and the Ministry of Culture asking them to reject the "surplus" Lighthouse designation and require the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to respect the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act.
 
   CARRIED
 
Mayor Carrier resumed the chair (7:34pm).
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Area Road Improvements Presentation
Ed Houghton, Executive Director, Public Works and Engineering and introduced Brian MacDonald, Manager of Engineering and Michael Culip, transportation expert from CC Tatham. Mr. MacDonald and Mr. Culip provided an overview to Council on the various road improvements taking place in Collingwood and addressed questions regarding trails, roundabouts, funding, entrances, snowmobile consideration, cycling, Black Ash Creek realignment and Class EA processes. Repairs from 6th Line East to old Highway 26 are not being addressed at this time due to Highway 26 realignment.
 
PW2010-10     Hume Street - Recommended Design; Notice of Completion - Environmental Study Report
No. 358            Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Staff Report PW2010-10, recommending Council accept the Recommended Design as described in the Hume Street Environmental Study Report (ESR) and direct Staff to publicly advertise the Notice of Completion in the manner prescribed in the MEA Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, be approved.
 
                        CARRIED
 
P2010-16         Environmental Protection Section of the Official Plan
No. 359            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Staff Report P2010-16, recommendingCouncil retain the services of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority to assist with an update to the Town’s Natural Heritage System mapping and strategy to which will form the basis for updating the Official Plan’s Environmental Protection mapping and policies, be approved.
 
   CARRIED
 
PW2010-09     Georgian Meadows Phase 6; Subdivision Pre-servicing Agreement
No. 360            Moved by Councillor Jeffery
    Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report PW2010-09, recommending Council give authority to the Mayor and Clerk of the Town of Collingwood to affix their signature to a Pre-servicing Agreement for Phase 6 of the Georgian Meadows subdivision by passing an Authorizing By-law, be approved.
 
   CARRIED
 
No. 361            Moved by Councillor Foley
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-075, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Subdivision Pre-servicing Agreement for the Georgian Meadows Subdivision - Phase 6 between Craigleith Land Corporation & Blevins Development Ltd., The Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, Collingwood Public Utilities Services Board and COLLUS Power Corp., be enacted and passed this 12th day of July, 2010.
 
   CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No. 362            Moved by Councillor McNabb
   Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-076, being a by-lawto designate parts of a highway as community safety zones, be enacted and passed this 12th day of July, 2010. (Staff Report PW2010-02 passed May 31, 2010)
 
                        CARRIED
 
No. 363            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-077, being a by-lawto reduce the speed limit within a school zone on certain municipal highways, be enacted and passed this 12th day of July, 2010. (Staff Report PW2010-02 passed May 31, 2010)
 
                        CARRIED
 
No. 364            Moved by Councillor Labelle
   Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-078, being a by-lawto assume portions of Madeline Drive and Ron Emo Road as a highway for public use, be enacted and passed this 12th day of July, 2010.
 
                        CARRIED
 
No. 365            Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-079, being a by-lawto reduce the speed limit on municipal highways, be enacted and passed this 12th day of July, 2010.(Staff Report PW2010-02 passed May 31, 2010)
 
                        CARRIED
                       
No. 366            Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-080, being a by-lawto amend By-law Nos. 2628 and 3118 to install stop signs on Ron Emo Road, be enacted and passed this 12th day of July, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
 
Deputy Mayor Cooper provided the following notice of motion for the next meeting of Council:
 
THAT Council support and endorse applications in principle that are pursued by the County of Simcoe to obtain funding for waste management activities from the province on behalf of municipalities that host county waste management facilities.
 
COUNTY REPORT
Deputy Mayor Cooper reviewed items from the County including a Solid Waste Management Strategy and its components, Council governance workshop with a final report coming to Council in August, expansion of the County website newsroom, mortgage renewals for Simcoe County Housing Cooperatives expiring in October of this year, Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority and NVCA legislation review, debenture options for bridge maintenance, the Town of Collingwood resolution regarding recycle pick-up support for municipal buildings has been received, and County resolution to appeal the province lack of decision with regard to the County’s new Official Plan, former North Simcoe landfill recommendations update, staff to pursue funding opportunities for waste management, and partnership with the school boards to launch a ‘learning and living green’ program.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
  
OTHER BUSINESS
 
An update was provided on the following matters:
  • Downtown Revitalization funding for a Downtown Revitalization Coordinator who will work with the BIA and Staff to develop strategies for the downtown (Councillor Jeffery). 
  • Liquor licences for curbside patios could be obtained by applicable Downtown businesses prior to Elvis Festival through the AGCO (Councillor Jeffery). 
  • Traffic on High Street between Campbell Street and the trail section with respect to speed of vehicles was referred to the Police Services Board (Councillor Edwards). 
  • Snowmobile route locations to be reviewed at the next Leisure Services Advisory Committee meeting prior to the upcoming season (Councillor Edwards). 
  • Deputy Mayor Cooper requested a review of the sign by-law with respect to A-frames. 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff review a-frame signs throughout Town and provide recommendations to Council in October, 2010.
 
CARRIED
  • Mayor Carrier expressed concern with the current Ministry of Transportation population signage. 
Moved by Mayor Carrier
Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Council direct Staff to prepare a report to propose a population number, full-time or part-time population, to come back to Council no later than October 4, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 367            Moved by Councillor Sandberg
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-081, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held July 12th, 2010 be enacted and passed this 12th day of July, 2010.
 
   CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 9:05pm.
 
CARRIED
 
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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