April 4, 2011 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday April 4, 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
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 167            Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for April 4th, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Councillor Lloyd declared a pecuniary interest with respect to the Heritage Committee Minutes as he has a property that is affected. 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 168            Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes to the following meetings of Council be hereby approved:
  • Special meeting of Council held March 24, 2011
  • Regular meeting of Council held March 28, 2011 
CARRIED
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events. 
DEPUTATION
  • Batteaux River Flooding, James Murray Kierans, Batteaux River Flood Group 
Mr. Kierans, Batteaux River Flood Groupand property owner of 121 Georgian Manor Drive, addressed Council with respect to the overflow of the Batteaux River that occurred February 18, 2011 and significant damage, noting there were no injuries or loss of life. Mr. Kierans thanked the public works staff for their assistance.
 
Mr. Kierans reiterated the statements made by CAO Wingrove about a further investigation into the flooding incident and believes there should have been a more timely and effective response to flooding incidents.   Residents believe the any investigation between the NVCA and the Municipality that is not open to the public will lack public open transparency and legal validity.   
 
Mr. Kierans requested that Council establish a special purpose/ad hoc committee to undertake this investigation and prepare a report back to Council and further requested representation from the NVCA, residents, CAO, Mayor, and whomever else Council deems appropriate.  
 
Mayor Cooper noted that the April 18th Council meeting will provide a deputation from the NVCA to speak to the flooding of the Batteaux River. 
  • South Georgian Bay Community Health Centre Progress Update
    Albert Henriques, Executive Director
Mr. Henrique provided a detailed presentation on their services based out of Wasaga Beach and its focus on families that do not have a doctor, individuals facing poverty, youth, seniors, and individuals with any disability.   All primary health services provided include but are not limited to: health, health promotions, addictions, environment awareness, relationship and mental health, sexual health, outreach and engagement activities, senior house care visits, etc.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 169            Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received. 
General Consent
A. 1
CNIB re: Request for proclamation and participation in Shades of Fun Day (response from Office of the Mayor attached)
Received for information
A. 2
County of Simcoe re: Understanding the County of Simcoe’s Solid Waste Management Strategy
Received for information
A. 3
AMO Communications re: Emerging Fire Service Issues
Received for information
A. 4
Ontario Heritage Trust re: 2011 Volunteer Recognition Programs. Nomination deadline: June 30th
Received for information
A. 5
Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario re: Current arbitration process and the impact on municipalities
Direction Required
 
CARRIED
 
A.5       Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario re: Current arbitration process and the impact on municipalities
 
No. 170            Moved by Councillor Cunningham
                        Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support the Large Urban Mayors’ Caucus of Ontario’s resolution requesting Premier Dalton McGuinty to change the rules of arbitration to include principles of evaluation to include but not limited to the communities’ ability to pay, specific to fire arbitration.
 
CARRIED
 
REports/MINUTES of Committees/boards
 
No. 171            Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Airport Services Board Minutes, March 18, 2011
  • Elvis Board Minutes, March 22, 2011 
            CARRIED
 
No. 172            Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
                        Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved:
  • Heritage Committee Minutes, March 17, 2011 
Recommendation: THAT Council proceed with the Notice of Intent to Designate under Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act the property located at 241 Third Street.
 
Recommendation: THAT the following heritage permits be approved:

 

Permit #
Location
Type
458-2010
258 Pine St.
Porch step reconstruction
30-2011
258 Pine St.
Temporarily Covering damaged brick
76-2011
25 Heritage Drive
Temporary structure
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recommendation: THAT Council funds the Heritage Grant applications as presented, subject to budget approval:

 

#
Address
Type of Work
Estimated Cost
Grant amount requested
Grant Amount recommended by Committee
1
173 Ste. Marie St.
replace & paint fascia restore gable ends repair & paint verandah
$6,500.00
$3,000.00
$3,000.00
2
224 Minnesota St.
restoration of masonry
$4,580.00
$2,290.00
$2,290.00
3
160 Pine St.
restore windows
$6,685.00
$3,000.00
$3,000.00
4
161 Hurontario St.
repair & restore masonry
$10,000.00
$3,000.00
$2,000.00
5
220 Pine
St.
paint trim
$7,000.00
$3,000.00
$2,000.00
6
165 Hurontario St.
restore windows & door
$7,957.46
$3,000.00
$3,000.00
7
291 Third St.
replace window, repair verandah
$7,500.00
$3,000.00
$3,000.00
8
31 Simcoe St.
repair & restore masonry
$4,000.00
$2,000.00
$2,000.00
9
100 Ontario St.
restoration of dormer & wrought iron fence
$6,500.00
$3,000.00
$2,000.00
10
63 Elgin St.
repair & paint dormers & facia and repair corner caps on brick columns
$6,949.50
$3,000.00
$3,000.00
11
200 Oak St.
repair verandah
$6,000.00
$3,000.00
$2,000.00
12
32 Elgin St.
repair stone
$6,000.00
$3,000.00
$3,000.00
 
 
 
 
$34,290.00
$30,290.00
  
            CARRIED
 
*   Councillor Lloyd left the table and Council Chambers during the discussion and vote with respect to his previously declared conflict.
 
MOTIONS
No. 173            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                        Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the Town request the Downtown Revitalization Committee report directly to the BIA Board of Management as a sub-committee of the BIA Board of Management;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the new reporting structure maintain a co-operative relationship and open communication between the BIA Board of Management and the Downtown Revitalization Committee;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the activities of the Downtown Revitalization Committee be reported directly to Council via the BIA Board of Management.
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the motion be deferred to obtain clarification from the BIA with respect to partnerships.  
 
DEFEATED
 
No. 173            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                        Seconded by Councillor Lloyd

 

COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
 
x
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Hull
 
x
West
x
 
Cunningham
x
 
Gardhouse
 
x
TOTAL
6
3
THAT the Town request the Downtown Revitalization Committee report directly to the BIA Board of Management as a sub-committee of the BIA Board of Management;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the new reporting structure maintain a co-operative relationship and open communication between the BIA Board of Management and the Downtown Revitalization Committee;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the activities of the Downtown Revitalization Committee be reported directly to Council via the BIA Board of Management.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
 
No. 174            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                        Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT By-law Nos. 02-56 and 2007-137, being by-laws to provide for the identification, regulation and licensing of cats within the Town of Collingwood, be hereby repealed effective January 1, 2012.
 
                        CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
x
 
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Hull
x
 
West
x
 
Cunningham
x
 
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
9
0
 
No. 175            Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-048, being a by-law to adopt the 2011 Municipal Budget Estimates, be enacted and passed this 4th day of April, 2011.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote – unanimous)
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
COUNTY REPORT
Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided an update to Council on matters being discussed at the County including meetings to discuss a collective approach on the growth plan and advised Council of his appointment as the Vice Chair of the Governance Committee.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Update on Colltrans / Hwy 26 Speed Limit
Ed Houghton, Executive Director of Public Works and Engineering reviewed the rate changes for the Colltrans user rates, effective May 1, 2011 to $1.50 adult/ride and $40.00 adult/monthly pass with all other rates remaining the same.  Mr. Houghton also noted that exact change is required and the bus ticket books will no longer be available. Information regarding the changes in user rates will be posted on the Town Page as well as the in the buses. 
 
Mr. Houghton reviewed the notice of the approval for the speed limit changes to Hwy 26 West.
  • Animal Control – follow-up to rescinding the Cat By-law
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council direct a staff report be prepared in conjunction with the Georgian Triangle Humane Society to address matters of pet management, pet control, responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, including dogs and cats.
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 176            Moved by Councillor West
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-057, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held April 4th, 2011 be enacted and passed this 4th day of April 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:12pm.
 
CARRIED
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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