March 3, 2011 Special Council Minutes

A Special Meeting of Council was held Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Community Rooms B & C, at the Collingwood Public Library and Municipal Offices, 55 Ste. Marie Street, Collingwood commencing at 9:00am,for budget discussions.
 
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DEPUTY MAYOR LLOYD 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
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief
Kerri Robinson, Director of Library Services 
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 103            Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the content of the Special Council Agenda for March 3rd, 2011, be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST – Nil
 
BUDGET DISCUSSIONS (Committee of the Whole)
 During budget discussions, notice of motion is not required for motions pertaining to the 2011 Budget, and further, any decided matter can be reviewed without the requirement of the formal rules of procedure for reconsideration.
 
CAO Wingrove provided an overview on the following:
  1. Debenture requirements
  2. Tax assessment
  3. New proposed reductions for Council’s consideration 
Marta Proctor, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture addressed her department reductions and respective changes to service levels.
 
Mayor Cooper noted the County may be providing funding to the Georgian College Campus, on behalf of member municipalities.
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Council remove the funding allocation to Georgian College from the 2011 budget.
 
CARRIED
 
Department Heads that were not required were excused from the meeting.
 
Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works provided a review of the transit system.  Council requested staff investigate advertising opportunities including but not limited to transit, shelters, maps, etc...
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Council discontinue the Accessibility Shuttle Service from 8am to 6pm and report back to Council prior to September.
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct staff to prepare a report to identify a further savings within the proposed transit budget in the amount of $70,000.
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Mayor Cooper
 
THAT Council increase the Colltrans bus fare to $1.50.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council direct the money identified for Elvis, remain in the 2011 budget ($10,000).
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct staff to identify further reductions in the 2011 Budget to reflect a zero tax increase.
 
CARRIED
 
Deputy Mayor Lloyd and Mayor Cooper thanked staff for all their efforts to date.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 10:53am.
 
CARRIED
 
 
 
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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                                                                        CLERK
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