September 12, 2011 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council was held Monday September 12, 2011 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
                                
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
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 382           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda and Addendum for September 12th, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
                       
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 383           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held August 8th, 2011, the Special Council meeting held August 15, 2011 and the Special Council meeting held August 29th, 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.
PUBLIC MEETING
Licensing of Taxi and Limousine Operators (Business Licencing By-law 2010-064)
  • Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format. 
Clerk Sara Almas provided anoutline of the proposed by-law changes being considered, which pertain only to the licencing of taxi and limousine operators under Schedule C. 
  • Mayor Cooper called for the first, second and third time for comments from the public.
Mr. Paul Spencely expressed his concerns to Council with respect to the current requirement for an emergency road kit. Mr. Spencely noted that the kits are expensive and need to be replaced often, and that there is limited space in the vehicles to house these kits. Mr. Spencely informed Council that his company does not permit drivers to change tires and if a vehicle requires assistance, a mechanic is sent to repair the vehicle.
 
Mr. Paul Ramsay spoke to Council regarding the number of taxi licences which are issued in the Town, and requested Council consider increasing the number of licences permitted.
 
Mr. Paul Spencely further addressed Council to address the request for the increase in the cabs, noting that he believes the current cab to household ratio is appropriate for the Town.
 
Councillor Cunningham further brought forward comments from the Accessibility Advisory Committee for Council to consider amendments to provide any incentive that would encourage additional accessible taxi service in Town.  
 
Mayor Cooper asked if the staff report can include a review of the taxi service to and from Blue Mountain Village. Clerk will review and include any information available in the staff report.
 
The public portion of the meeting closed at this time. Staff confirmed that no additional comments were received.
 
DEPUTATION
  • Review of Bicycle By-laws, Murray Doupe
Mr. Murray Doupe provided Council with a verbal presentation on some of the issues with bicycling at Sunset Point Park. He expressed concerns with the trail running into Sunset Point Park which is shared with bicyclists and pedestrians and fears someone will be injured. Mr. Doupe provided an alternative route that cyclists should be directed to use to avoid any conflict on the trail.   Mr. Doupe further noted that bicycles were licensed in the past and maybe this initiative should be reconsidered.  
 
Marta Proctor, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture spoke to matter. Ms. Proctor provided information on the development of trail standards, appropriate trail etiquette, and recommendations coming forward to improve the safety of the trails network and solutions to potential conflicts between pedestrian and bike traffic.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 384           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received. 

 

General Consent Items
A.1
Community Schools Alliance re: Community Schools Alliance Executive Membership
Received for information
A.2
County of Simcoe Solid Waste Management re: Optional Collections 2012 Amendment (Christmas Tree Collection 2012 and 2013)
Received for information
A.3
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority re: NVCA’s 2010 Annual Report, Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation (Copy available in Council mailroom)
Received for information
A.4
Town of Ingersoll, Resolution re: Transfer of Authority of vehicle impoundment from the Ministry of Transportation to the OPP. (motion prepared to forward to the Police Services Board for review)
Direction Required
(motion prepared)
A.5
Ministry of Municipal Housing and Affairs re: Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review
 
Received for information
A.6
Media Release – Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association re: Recycle My Ride Right
Received for information
A.7
Letter  - BIA Board of Management re: Sesquicentennial Panels
Direction Required
A.8
Deferred for Review by BIA Board – June 13, 2011:
Salvation Army Community Church re: Concerns with the four parking spaces located on Ontario Street.  (Request will require reinstating 2 hour parking limit on this section of Ontario Street – and increased enforcement)- motion prepared to support BIA decision to maintain the current parking program for On-Street Parking
Direction Required
(motion prepared)
 
A.9
Resolution of County Council re: Barrie-Collingwood Railway Line
Received for information
A.10
County of Simcoe re: DRAFT County of Simcoe Trails Strategy – Digital Copy – Circulation for Municipal & Agency Comments (being reviewed by PRC)
Received for Information
CARRIED
A.2       County  of  Simcoe  Solid  Waste  Management re:   Optional   Collections   2012
            Amendment
 
                      Moved by Councillor Edwards
                      Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council request the County to schedule the Town of Collingwood’s 2013 Christmas tree collection for January 14th , 2013 and request that the County provide a “later” collection date annually.
 
CARRIED
 
A.4       Town of Ingersoll, Resolution re: Transfer of Authority of vehicle impoundment from the
            Ministry of Transportation to the OPP.
 
No. 385         Moved by Councillor Cunningham 
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT the Consent Item A.4 with respect to transferring the authority of vehicle impoundments from the Ministry of Transportation to the OPP, be received and forwarded to the Collingwood Police Services Board for review.
 
CARRIED
 
A.7       BIA Board of Management re: Sesquicentennial Panels
 
                    Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council defer the matter with respect to the BIA’s proposal to install the Town’s Sesquicentennial Panels in Downtown Collingwood to September 26th, 2011, until the Public Works Department has an opportunity to review and provide input.
 
                    CARRIED
 
A.8      Salvation Army Community Church re: Concerns with the four parking spaces located on
           Ontario Street
 
No. 386         Moved by Councillor Chadwick  
Seconded by Councilor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct staff to respond to the correspondence received from the Salvation Army requesting changes to the on-street parking in front of their facility and advise the agency that Council and the BIA have considered their request however are not recommending any changes to the current on-street parking program at this time.
 
                     CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 387           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT the Downtown Collingwood BIA Board of Management minutes of July 27, 2011 and Elvis Festival Service Board minutes of August 23, 2011 be hereby received.
 
            CARRIED
 
No. 388         Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee minutes of July 20, 2011 be received and the recommendation therein be approved.
Recommendation: THAT the Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee recommends that a Staff Report be prepared for Council to endorse moving forward with the Natural Ice Rink Pilot projects for Kinsmen Park and Mair Mills Park.
 
          CARRIED
  
STAFF REPORTS
C2011-15       Acquisition of 507 Tenth Line
No. 389         Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Staff Report C2011-15, recommending that Council herein approve the purchase of 507 Tenth Line, Collingwood (the property immediately abutting our Public Works and Parks Operation Facility), and enact By-law 2011-100 to authorize the execution of the respective purchase and sale agreement be approved;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council direct the Treasurer to reallocate the monies budgeted for the expansion of the Public Works & Parks Operation Facility to the acquisition of the subject lands;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council herein authorize the Treasurer to call the Promissory Note that the Town of Collingwood holds as security to COLLUS Power Corp, to offset the cost of the subject property acquisition.  
 
CARRIED
 
No. 390         Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-100, a by-lawto authorize the execution of the respective purchase and sale agreement for 507 Tenth Line, be enacted and passed this 12th day of September, 2011.
 
          CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 391         Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked security of the property of the municipality or local board;
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
a) Library Update and Review Library Board Recommendation re: Membership
b) Review Draft Purchase and Sale Agreements – 3 South Servicing Lots
c) Property Sale Review – South Servicing Lots and Contact Centre
d) Discuss Disposal Process for the Terminal Building
e) HR Update
 
CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided a notice of motion to repeal Business Licensing By-law Schedule F to no longer require the licensing and regulation of Snowplough Operators in the Town of Collingwood.
 
COUNTY REPORT
Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided a verbal presentation to Council on the current activities of the County, including discussions regarding bi-weekly garbage pickup and weekly recycling pickup, as well as attaining uniformity throughout the county with respect to the number of contractors and service levels between the various municipalities.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS – Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS – Nil
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:38pm)
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
                                                                
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (8:25 pm)
 
CARRIED
 
 
No. 392         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
WHEREAS Council in 2006 has deemed the Terminal Property (1 Heritage Drive) as surplus to the needs of the municipality;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council herein direct Staff and our Realtors to commence a modified tender process with respect to the disposal of the Collingwood Terminals and specifically stipulate that the Terminals shall remain within the heritage district and that this must be included in any proposal considered by Council;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council immediately initiate a public consultation process, and receive input from the public, developers, and respective agencies on the potential redevelopment of the site.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 393         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor West
                 
THAT Council adopt the direction provided in-camera.
 
CARRIED
 
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
  •  
 
R. Lloyd  
  •  
 
Edwards
  •  
 
K. Lloyd
  •  
 
Chadwick
  •  
 
Hull
  •  
 
West
  •  
 
Cunningham
  •  
 
Gardhouse
  •  
 
TOTAL
9
0
No. 394         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
WHEREAS taxpayers in the Town of Collingwood already pay for fire and safety services through property taxes and the Town of Collingwood does not wish to deter residents from calling emergency services out of concern over being charged additional fees for those services or calls;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of Collingwood will not use outside agencies to collect fees or recover costs for emergency services or calls to those services;
 
AND FURTHER THAT this resolution be circulated to respective agencies including the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.
 
CARRIED- (recorded vote)
 
BY-LAWS
No. 395         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-103, a by-lawto authorize the execution of a purchase and sale agreement for 86 Stanley Street, be enacted and passed this 12th day of September, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 396         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-105, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a purchase and sale agreement for 118 Stanley Street, be enacted and passed this 12th day of September, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 397         Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-106, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the Council Planning and Development meeting held August 15, 2011, the Special Meeting of Council held August 29th, 2011 and the Regular Meeting of Council held September 12th, 2011 be enacted and passed this 12th day of September 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor West
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 8:35 pm.
 
CARRIED
 
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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