June 20, 2011 Special Council Minutes

A Special Meeting of Council was held Monday, June 20, 2011 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing immediately following the Council Planning and Development meeting (6:45pm), to consider the reports contained herein.
 
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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 (Regrets)
Kay Blakely, Deputy Director of Finance (Regrets)
Nancy Farrer, Acting Director of Planning Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 292           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                      Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Special Council Agenda for June 20, 2011, be adopted as presented.
 
  CARRIED
 
DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
DEPUTATIONS
  • Simcoe Condominium Corporation Owners (Cranberry Village) re: Road conditions and safety issues on Dawson Drive, Robert D. Mowbray, President of Simcoe Condominium Corporation No. 92
 
Mr. Mowbray addressed Council on behalf of 200 property owners in Cranberry Village, expressing concerns with pedestrian safety on Dawson Road. He noted improvements which could be made with regard to the pedestrian walkway, drainage, stop signs and the cross walk at rear of The Cranberry Inn.  
 
Mr. Mowbray presented a petition to Council signed by 205 concerned residents within the area surrounding Dawson Drive.  
 
Mayor Cooper requested an update from Staff with respect to the concerns with Dawson Drive as raised by Mr. Mowbray and further provide comments on whether consideration should be given to making this a road a one-way street with a pedestrian and cycling corridor.
 
STAFF REPORTS
  • Economic Development Business Plan, Catherine Durrant, Economic Development Officer, Doug Garbutt, Economic Development Board, Chair
Mr. Doug Garbutt, Board Chair, introduced the presentation and advised that the Board recently undertook a strategic planning session.
 
Ms. Catherine Durrant, Economic Development Officer, outlined the specific activities to be undertaken with respect to the diversification and revitalization of the local economy. Ms. Durrant noted the 4 pillars which represent the Collingwood Economic Development Board’s Business Plan which include Business Retention and Expansion, Investment Attraction and Entrepreneurship, Tourism Development and Marketing, and Enhancing Education and Training Opportunities.  
 
Mr. Garbutt, Ms. Catherine Durrant and Ms. Lynn Hind (Georgian College Representative) addressed questions and comments from Council.
 
T2011-06         Reserve Funds and Statement of Reserves
No. 293           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                       Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council receive staff report T2011-06 for information.
 
            CARRIED
 
T2011-07         2009 Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds
No. 294           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                       Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council receive staff report T2011-07 for information.
 
            CARRIED
 
T2011-08         2010 Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds
No. 295           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                      Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council receive staff report T2011-08 for information.
 
            CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:43 pm.
 
 
 
                                                                 ______________________________
MAYOR
 
 
 
______________________________
CLERK
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