May 2, 2011 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday May 2, 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 (regrets)
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. 193           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for May 2nd, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
  CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd declared a pecuniary interest with supplementary accounts payable pertaining to Smarts Flowers as he is a co-owner. 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 194           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes to the following meetings of Council be hereby approved:
  • Regular meeting of Council held April 11th, 2011
  • Special meeting of Council held April 18th, 2011 
CARRIED
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • OMHA Champions Atom AE Blackhawks
Mr. Jason Henry, Trainer/Assistant Coach addressed Council on behalf of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) Atom AE Blackhawks team and coaching staff to thank Council for the banner and the opportunity to attend, introduced the members of their Team and outlined their accomplishments this season.   Mr. Henry also provided a donation on behalf of their team’s fundraising to go towards the new ice surface building fund. 
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Building Permit Fees
  • Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format. 
  • Clerk Almas confirmed that appropriate notice has been provided in accordance with the Building Code Act with respect to the matters being heard this evening.
Mr. Bill Plewes, Chief Building Official reviewed the details of the proposed changes to the Building Permit Fees, proposing to amend the fees, increase the existing fee structure, following a review of the building permit fees under Section 7(b)of the Building Code Act. A detailed presentation was provided on the estimated costs of enforcing and administering the Building Code Act, the amount of the proposed fee(s) and the rationale for change in fees.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first, second and third time for comments from the public.  No comments from the public were presented.  Staff confirmed that no written comments were received as a result of the notice being posted for the previous four weeks.
 
Mr. Plewes addressed questions from Council with respect to industrial and motel/hotel fees and the frequency in which the building fees are reviewed.
 
Public session closed at 5:43pm
 
DEPUTATIONS - Nil
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No.195            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent
A. 1
A. Esdaile and J. Chausse re: AMO Clarification of the Children’s Law Reform Act; Bill 22 Resolution
Received for information
A. 2
Ministry of Infrastructure re: Submission as part of the consultation process for Proposed Amendment 1 (2010) to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006
Received for information
A. 3
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada re: request to proclaim the month of May as MS Awareness Month (response letter prepared)
Received for information
A. 4
 
City of Mississauga re: revenue from H.S.T. charged on gasoline and diesel sales and funding mechanism (resolution)
Received for information
A. 5
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration re: Nominations open for the Lincoln M. Alexander Award 2011
Received for information
A. 6
Halton Region re: H.S.T. revenue and new funding mechanism for transportation infrastructure (resolution)
Received for information
A. 7
CAA Auto Insurance Travel re: H.S.T. gas tax revenue dedicated to transportation infrastructure and maintenance proposal
Direction Required
A. 8
E. Sled-Kurrle – Family Council Sunset Manor re: request to permit parking along the west side of Raglan Street
Direction Required
 
CARRIED
 
A.7       H.S.T. charges on gasoline and diesel sales and funding mechanism
 
No.196            Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council support the resolutions of the City of Mississauga, Halton Region and CAA Auto Insurance Travelrequesting the Government of Ontario consider directing a portion of the revenue derived from H.S.T. charged on gasoline and diesel sales to a new predictable funding mechanism that would allow Ontario municipalities to make the critical investments needed to be effective stewards of transportation infrastructure.
 
 CARRIED


A.8       E. Sled-Kurrle – Family Council Sunset Manor re: request to permit parking along the west side of Raglan Street
 
No. 197           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-066, being a by-law to amend by-law Nos. 03-62 and 04-43 for the regulation of parking within the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of May, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
REports/MINUTES of Committees/boards
No. 198           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes, April 13, 2011
  • Airport Services Board Minutes, April 6, 2011
  • Downtown BIA Board of Management Minutes, March 10, 2011 (recommendation postponed until Sign By-law comes back to Council in May)
  • Downtown BIA Board of Management Minutes, March 23, 2011
  • Downtown BIA Board of Management Minutes, March 28, 2011
  • Downtown Revitalization Management Committee Minutes, March 22, 2011
  • Economic Stability & Development Services Board Minutes, March 2, 2011
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee Minutes, March 23, 2011 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
Community Garden Presentation - Marta Proctor, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture, Matt Code, Erika Haney and Eva Meriorg, Georgian Bay Food Alliance provided a detailed presentation of the proposal and addressed questions from Council.
 
PRC2011-06    Community Garden
No. 199           Moved by Councillor Hull
 Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Staff Report PRC2011-06, recommending Council support the development of a pilot community garden, be approved.
 
 CARRIED
 
PRC2011-07    Central Park Concept Development - Update
No. 200           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report PRC2011-07 for information, providing an update on the Central Park Concept Development process and the establishment of a Volunteer Steering Committee.
 
                        CARRIED
 
* Marta Proctor acknowledged that Mr. Don Wilson withdrew his interest from the Volunteer Steering Committee and a new member will be chosen and Council will be advised accordingly.
 
P2011-11         Part Lot Control Exemption By-law No. 2011-064
Pretty River Estates (Liberty) SubdivisionApplicant: Delpark Homes (Collingwood) Limited, Address: 43 Hughes Street
 
No. 201           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Staff Report P2011-11, recommending Council enact and pass Part Lot Control Exemption By-law No. 2011-064 for a portion of land located within the Pretty River Estates (Liberty) Subdivision, be approved.
 
  CARRIED


No. 202           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-064, being a by-law to exempt a portion of land from the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of May, 2011.
 
  CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 203           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
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
 
Items for Discussion: a) Economic Development Board Appointment
 
CARRIED
 
No. 204           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers for the month of March 2011 in the amount of $6,873,746.22 be approved as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 205           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the Supplementary Accounts Payable Revenue Vouchers for the month of March 2011 in amount of $126.98 payable to Smarts Flowers be approved as presented. (Library, Benevolence)
 
CARRIED
 
** Deputy Mayor Lloyd 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.

 

COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
x
 
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Hull
x
 
West
x
 
Cunningham (absent)
 
 
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
8
0
 
No. 206           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the Town of Collingwood encourages the County of Simcoe in their current review of County Development Charges to include “Affordable Housing constructed by a charitable and/or not for profit organizations” to the list of exempted categories from paying County Development Charges.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
BY-LAWS
No. 207           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-061, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Remediation Agreement between Admiral Collingwood Development Corporation, Admiral’s Village Inc. and the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of May, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 208           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-068, being a by-law to amend By-law No. 2009-124, being a by-law to adopt the fees and service charges, with respect to Building Permit Fees, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of May, 2011.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 209           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-069, being a by-law to appoint a Deputy Clerk for the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of May, 2011.
 
  CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
Councillor Chadwick provided a notice of motion that all photos displayed in the Mayoral Portrait Gallery in the Town Hall be displayed in black and white only.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
Marta Proctor, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture addressed an inquiry with respect to the hiring status for the Ontario Winter Games.  Ms. Proctor confirmed that the final interview is underway for the General Manager, and the volunteer positions for Chair and Vice Chair have been filled.   An announcement will be released in the near future.
 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:39pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (6:48pm)
 
CARRIED
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
No. 210           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-067, being a by-law to appoint members to the Economic Development Board, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of May, 2011.
 
                  CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 211           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-070, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held May 2nd, 2011, be enacted and passed this 2nd day of May 2011.
 
  CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor West
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:49pm.
 
CARRIED       
 
 
                                                     ______________________________
MAYOR
 
 
______________________________
CLERK
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