February 7, 2011 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council will be held Monday February 7, 2011 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
 
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MAYOR COOPER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Cooper
Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Lloyd
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Hull
Councillor West
Councillor Cunningham
Councillor Gardhouse
 
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
Kay Blakely, Deputy Director of Finance
Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 062            Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for February 7th, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
   CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
     
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 063            Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held January 31st, 2011, be hereby approved.
 
   CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES - Nil
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
  •  The Town of Collingwood received top honours in the Advertising Campaign at the Ontario Economic Development Awards for its “Collingwood – We Have It All” Testimonial campaign. 
DEPUTATION
  • Capital Campaign Request, Jory Pritchard-Kerr- Executive Director of theCollingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation
Jan Trude, Chair of the Hospital Foundation Board, thanked Council for attending the tour the hospital hosted last week and introduced Executive Director Jory Pritchard Kerr to provide the details of the Foundations request.
 
Ms. Pritchard-Kerr, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation, reviewed the services and needs of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and its ‘New Age of Care’ campaign, a $10 Million capital campaign for diagnostic imaging and support equipment. The hospital has requested support in the amount of $1.25 per household from all surrounding municipalities.
 
Ms. Pritchard-Kerr addressed questions from Council with respect to services, how much the province funds the hospital, increased costs with respect to internet use, and consideration of financial contributions of businesses.
 
BY-LAWS
No. 064            Moved by Councillor West
   Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-018, being a by-law to appoint members to the Downtown Collingwood Business Improvement Area Board of Management for the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 7th day of February, 2011.
 
                        CARRIED
 
DEPUTATION
  • Update to the Post-Secondary Opportunity Analysis, Patrick Coulter - Post-Secondary Sub-Committee
Mr. Patrick Coulter reviewed the work and results that the Post Secondary Sub-Committee of the Economic Stability and Development Board had undertaken.   The results identify the benefits of having a post secondary institution in relation to economic development, and growing the community’s knowledge based business/industry.  Mr. Coulter requested Councils favourable considering in providing funding to the Georgian College, as the College has recently requested.
 
CONSENT AGENDA - NIL
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS - Nil
 
STAFF REPORTS - Nil
 
MOTIONS
No. 065            Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT Council herein direct staff to commence the necessary process to reopen the Environmental Assessment review prior to further construction of a roundabout at High Street and Campbell Street;
 
AND FURTHER THAT traffic signalization be installed at that location when required.
 
Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council defer the motion regarding the roundabout at High Street and Campbell Streetto February 14, 2011.
 
          CARRIED
 
No. 066            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct the booking and management of the 3rd floor of the Collingwood Public Library and Municipal Offices be delegated to library staff.
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council defer the motion regarding the management of the 3rd floor of the Collingwood Public Library and Municipal Offices to February 14, 2011, until allow further discussion on the concerns of the booking control.
 
 CARRIED
 
No. 067            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT Council establish a committee for Public Works, consisting of three Council appointees, the director of Public Works (or his designate) and a recording secretary, with a schedule of monthly meetings to begin in March, 2011 and to run concurrent with the term of council.
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council defer the motion until a mandate is determined, explaining what the purpose of the committee would be, recommendations of staff, membership to the committee and the rationale for why the committee was previously dissolved, if known.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 068            Moved by Councillor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board     employees;
checked labour relations or employee negotiations; and
checked litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board;
 
Items for Discussion: a) Committee applications (Committee of Adjustment/Property Standards); b) Fire Negotiations; c) Admiral Collingwood Development/Admiral’s Village Inc.; and d) Black Ash Lifestyle Village
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No. 069            Moved by Councillor Hull
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-019, being a by-law to authorize the execution of an amending agreement for the sale of a portion of Beech Street, be enacted and passed this 7th day of February,2011.
 
   CARRIED
 
No. 070            Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-020, being a by-law to increase the speed limit on a municipal highway, be enacted and passed this 7th day of February, 2011. (subject to MTO approval)
 
   CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
Councillor Chadwick provided the following notice of motions: 
 

          1.  THAT Council declare 105 Hurontario Street as surplus to the needs of the municipality; 

AND FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to commence the process necessary to undertake the sale in accordance with our Land Disposal By-law.

2.   THAT Council appoint a council representative to sit on the following sub-committees: Museum, Trails, Harbourlands, and Arts & Culture. 

 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided an update on recent Simcoe County Council business.  Deputy Mayor Lloyd advised that County Council has passed its budget/business plan with a 1.5% increase, and further advised of upcoming County meetings.
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Councillor Lloyd requested a transit system update including the Town’s current position and future (short & long term) plans.   CAO Wingrove confirmed a staff report will be coming to Council for consideration within the next few weeks. 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council request a staff report to address the steps and framework needed to proceed with a potential tiered parking structure in the downtown as identified in the 2009 parking study, to include consideration for public/private partnerships, including potential commercial / retail / residential / LEEDS standards components.
 
CARRIED
 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (7:05pm)
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
                                                                
            THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (8:38pm)
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No.  071           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
   Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2010-021, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held February 7th, 2011 be enacted and passed this 7th day of February 2011.
 
   CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor West
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 8:40pm.
 
CARRIED
 
 
                                                                 ______________________________
MAYOR
 
______________________________
CLERK
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