September 27, 2010 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday September 27, 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
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services
Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services
Kay Blakely, Deputy Director of Finance
Marianne Nero, Human Resources Manager 
             
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 471           Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
   Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for September 27th, 2010 be adopted as amended:
- remove By-law 2010-109, being a by-law to amend the snowmobile by-law.
 
            CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Councillor Chadwick declaration of pecuniary interest with 10 Cambridge Street (Walmart) as he is now employed by Loblaws.
  • Deputy Mayor Cooper declared a pecuniary interest with 10 Cambridge Street (Walmart) as it is in direct competition with her employer.
  • Councillor Jeffery declared a pecuniary interest with supplementary accounts payable to CBS Outdoors as it is her employer.
  • Deputy Mayor Cooper declared a gift over $200 to attend a United Way fundraising event.
  • Mayor Carrier declared a pecuniary interest with supplementary accounts payable to the Mark’s Work Wearhouse (Imagewear) as it is his daughter’s employer.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 472           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT Council herein approve theminutes of the regular meeting of Council held September 13th, 2010 and the Council Planning and Development meeting held September 20th, 2010, as presented.
 
                        CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
  • BIA Draft Minutes from Meeting of September 15, 2010
-     Deferred from September 13, 2010:
 
No. 473           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-099, a by-law to amend By-law No. 2010-64, being a by-law to provide for the licensing and regulation of various businesses in The Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010. (Merchandise Sales)
 
            DEFEATED
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
DEPUTATION
  • Walmart Canada Corp.,Roslyn Houser, Solicitor, Goodmans LLP
Roslyn Houser, Solicitor for Walmart Canada Corporation confirmed its support of the recommendations provided in the Staff Report.  Ms. Houser provided comment to the objections raised by Metro, expressing her disappointment of Metro’s late submission. Ms. Houser further noted a letter the Town had received from Loblaws that she had not yet received and the minor implementation issues that can be addressed by staff. Ms. Houser addressed concerns with the objections of Metro in respect to the increase of the food component and compliance with the Official Plan requirements. Ms. Houser believes that they are in compliance with all requirements and size of the food component being proposed as determined in the market study and believes the application is very minor in nature. Ms. Houser requested Council approve the Staff Report and By-laws as presented.
 

 

COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Carrier
x
 
Cooper (conflict)
 
 
Edwards
x
 
Sandberg
x
 
Jeffery
 
x
Foley
 
x
McNabb
x
 
Chadwick (conflict)
 
 
Labelle
x
 
TOTAL
5
2
 P2010-21         Official Plan Amendment No. 19;
                        Amending Zoning By-law No. 2010-106;
                       Registered Municipal Address:
                       10 Cambridge Street; Owner:
                       Ten Cambridge Street Inc.;
                       Applicant: Wal-Mart Canada Corporation
 
No. 474           Moved by Councillor McNabb
  Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT Staff Report P2010-21, recommending Council adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 19 (Walmart);
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council enact and pass amending Zoning By-law No. 2010-106, be approved.
 
                        CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
** Deputy Mayor Cooper and Councillor Chadwick removed themselves from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to their previously declared conflict.
 
No. 475           Moved by Councillor Sandberg
  Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-105, beinga by-law to adopt Amendment No. 19 to the Official Plan of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010.
 
                        CARRIED
 
** Deputy Mayor Cooper and Councillor Chadwick removed themselves from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to their previously declared conflict.
 
No. 476           Moved by Councillor Sandberg
  Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-106, being a by-law under the provisions of sections 24(2) and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. p.13, as amended, be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010.
 
              CARRIED
           
** Deputy Mayor Cooper and Councillor Chadwick removed themselves from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to their previously declared conflict.
  • (5:40pm) WiFi – Transmission Impacts, Donna Mansfield, Library Board Chair / Caroline Smith - School Board Trustee
Donna Mansfield, Library Board Chair informed Council of the surprise of the Board to the Notice of Motion presented at last week’s Council meeting and was very curious to the immediacy of the matter. Ms. Mansfield informed Council of a legal opinion with respect to the Library Board authority.
 
Ms. Mansfield introduced Caroline Smith, School Board Trustee to further comment on WiFi and its recent assessment at the Simcoe County District School Board. The School Board has never received a single medical note linking an illness to the exposure of WiFi, however, earlier this year a deputation was received with concerns prompting further investigation undertaken by staff, including information from Health Canada and international health organizations.   A report entitled ‘Wireless Technologies in Simcoe County District School Boards’ dated September 16th, 2010 and additional links to information and contact persons pertaining to the effects of WiFi were provided to Council for their review.  
 
Ms. Smith addressed a question of Council with respect to children being sent home due to illness noting that there has been concern expressed by parents, but no illnesses reported to date directly related to WiFi. 
  • (5:45pm) WiFi – Transmission Impacts,  Rodney Palmer, Simcoe County Safe School Committee
Rodney Palmer addressed Council expressing his concerns with the consistent exposure of WiFi, especially with children as they are most vulnerable.  Mr. Palmer informed Council of health reports received with regard to children and possible symptoms arising from WiFi including fainting and heart palpitations. Mr. Palmer further reviewed the biological effects of WiFi and Health Canada’s definition of ‘safe’, the discontinuation and studies of WiFi from other countries. If WiFi is removed from the Library, Mr. Palmer believes the facility would be truly accessible to all.
 
A video was previewed from local students and parents as to what it feels like to be in a building with WiFi when you are unable to turn it off and microwave bands from WiFi compared to cell phone towers.
 
No. 477           Moved by Councillor Labelle
  Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
WHEREAS the Royal Society of Canada has declared that biological changes can occur from microwaves used by WiFi devices;
 
AND WHEREAS Health Canada's research shows that children are more vulnerable to potential harm from microwaves than adults;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of Collingwood will immediately switch to hard-wired internet connections in its public Library, in order to ensure that no potential health risk is incurred by children using the facility;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the Town of Collingwood will move toward using hardwired internet connections on all of its properties in order to protect employees and the public from unnecessary potential health risk;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the Town of Collingwood circulate this motion to our neighbouring communities, school boards and provincial and federal representatives for their review and consideration.
 
            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
            Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT the motion be deferred until a staff report is prepared to investigate the scope of this matter and estimate for the preparation of such an indepth study, and the report to further include a review by staff of the Town’s current infrastructure and the financial implications to switch to hardwire internet service.  (Report on the scope of the study and table of contents for Oct 18th)
 
            CARRIED
            
            Moved by Councillor Foley
            Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT Council request the Library Board consider turning off the WiFi until more information is known.
 
            DEFEATED
           
Council requested staff investigate all wireless equipment including what is on the Terminals, water towers, and cell phones, as well as a review of the matter from the community.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 478           Moved by Councillor Jeffery
  Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 

 

General Consent
A. 1
County of Simcoe re: County of Simcoe Official Plan – Lack of Provincial Decision
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
No. 479           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
Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative Making Waves Update – September 3, 2010
Received for Information
M. 2
L. Kwan-Torzsas re: Request to Proclaim the week of October 25-31, 2010, as International Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week (Response sent by the Office of the Mayor attached)
Received for Information
 
M. 3
D. Head re: Request to Proclaim the week of November 14-21, 2010, as Restorative Justice Week (Response sent by the Office of the Mayor attached)
Received for Information
M. 4
G. Shea re: Letter from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans regarding the Nottawasaga Lighthouse
Received for Information
M. 5
K. Kennedy re: Request to Proclaim the month of October as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month and October 1, 2010 as Go Purple for Prevention Day (Response sent by the Office of the Mayor attached)
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
M.4      G. Shea re: Letter from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans regarding the Nottawasaga Lighthouse
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT the matter regarding the Nottawasaga Lighthousebe referred to Mr. Jim Kilgour to provide an update to Council on the matter.
 
CARRIED
 
M1.      Deputy Mayor Cooper requested Mayor Carrier provide an update on the Great Lake shipping of the radioactive material.  Mayor Carrier provided a brief update.
 
MOVE INTO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Staff Reports/By-laws if deemed expedient)        
 
STAFF REPORTS
B2010-03         Compact Utility Vehicle
No. 480           Moved by Councillor Labelle
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report B2010-03, recommending Council award the tender for the supply of one new 2010 Jeep Compass, to Blue Mountain Chrysler, for the purchase price of $25,188.33, including applicable taxes, be approved.
 
  CARRIED
 
HR2010-03      Payroll & HRIS Optimization
No. 481           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THATStaff Report HR2010-03, recommending Council approve the Payroll and Human Resource Information Systems and Optimization, be approved.
 
  CARRIED
 
T2010-08         Updated Financial Policies Part One: Budget Related Policies
No. 482           Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
  Seconded by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT Staff Report T2010-08, recommending Council adopt the Operating Budget and Business Plan Preparation and Financial Controls Policy and the Capital Budget and Business Plan Preparation and Financial Controls Policy, be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
T2010-07         Tangible Asset Accounting and Asset Management Planning
No. 483           Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
  Seconded by Councillor Sandberg
 
THAT Staff Report T2010-07, recommending Council retain Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. (Watson) to assist with the development of an Asset Management Plan for the Town’s tax supported services and approve the purchase of WorkTech software and implementation services for capital asset accounting, project costing and asset management planning, and authorize entering into the respective agreements; be approved.
 
  CARRIED
 
PW2010-13     Purchase Land for Sanford Fleming Drive Extension
No. 484           Moved by Councillor Jeffery
  Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT Staff Report PW2010-13, recommending Council receive Staff Report PW2010-13, and enact and pass By-law 2010-107 to authorize the execution of the purchase and sale agreement for a parcel of land from 2956 Sixth Line, Town of Collingwood; be approved.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 485           Moved by Councillor McNabb
  Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-107,being a by-law to authorize the acquisition of land through the execution of a Property Purchase Agreement, be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010.
 
            CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 485           Moved by Councillor Foley
  Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT the Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers for the month of August 2010 in the amount of $4,270,489.69 be approved as presented.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 486           Moved by Councillor Foley
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the Supplementary Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers for the month of August 2010 in amount of $1,518.72 payable to CBS Outdoor Canada be approved as presented.(BIA Advertising)
 
            CARRIED
 
** Councillor Jeffery removed herself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to her previously declared conflict.
 
Deputy Mayor Cooper assumed the Chair.
 
No. 487           Moved by Councillor Labelle
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the Supplementary Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers for the month of August 2010 in amount of $35.58 payable to Mark’s Work Wearhouse (Imagewear) be approved as presented.(Clothing/Uniforms)
 
  CARRIED
 
** Mayor Carrier removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict.
 
Mayor Carrier resumed the Chair.
 
No. 488           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Labelle
 
THAT Council approve the Violence-Free Workplace Policy for the Town of Collingwood, revised August 2010.
 
  CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No. 489           Moved by Deputy Mayor Cooper
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-108, being a by-law to appoint members to the Compliance Audit Committee, be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 490           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Jeffery
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-110, being a by-law to amend by-law Nos. 04-105, 2007-40 and 2010-101 to increase the number of council representatives andappoint additional council representation to the Downtown Collingwood Business Improvement Area Board of Management, be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010.
 
            DEFEATED
 
No. 491           Moved by Councillor Jeffery
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-111,being a by-law to amend by-law No. 2009-100 to appoint additional signing officers for the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010.
 
  CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION – Nil
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS – Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Councillor McNabb inquired to the policy on feral cats due to an inquiry he received and whether feral cats are being accepted at the Georgian Bay Animal Shelter. Staff will circulate the policy on feral cats.
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 492           Moved by Councillor Foley
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-112, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the Council Planning and Development meeting held September 20th, 2010 and the regular meeting of Council held September 27th, 2010 be enacted and passed this 27th day of September, 2010.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor McNabb
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:45pm.
 
CARRIED
 
 
                                                                 ______________________________
MAYOR
 
 
______________________________
CLERK
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