November 21, 2011 Planning and Development Council Agenda

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A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters will be held Monday, November 21, 2011 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
1. CALL OF COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
  • RECOMMENDING THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for November 21, 2011 be adopted as presented.
3. DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
 
4. PUBLIC MEETING
 
4.1       Public Meeting Concerning Revisions to the Tree By-law
 
Council is interested in receiving feedback from the public regarding:
 
- Regulation and enforcement of the destruction/cutting of trees on private property
- Regulation on commercial/industrial vs. residential properties
- Permitting required based on:
  • Species of tree?
  • Size of tree?
  • Number of trees being removed?
- Creation of a tree inventory for the town incl. designation of significant trees or woodlots
- Planting of replacement trees
- Regulation of the destruction of trees on public property
* Written submissions will be received until November 25th, 2011 at 12:00pm
 
4.2       Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting Concerning a Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Pretty River Estates)
 
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Town File: D14611) pertains to lands situated within the Pretty River Estates subdivision (registered Plan 51M-945), north of Poplar Side Road and approximately 200 m to the east of Hurontario Street.  The lands are legally described as Lots 68 to 75 Registered Plan 51M-945, in the Town of Collingwood and County of Simcoe and front onto Robertson Street.  The parcels of land arepresently designated in the Town of Collingwood Official Plan as Low Density Residential.  The subject lands are presently zoned in the Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-040, as amended, Residential Second Density Exception Twenty-Two (R2-22). 
 
THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands from the Residential Second Density Exception (R2-22) zone to a Residential Third Density Exception (R3-XX) zone to permit the creation of 15 building lots, with minimum lot frontages of 10 metres and minimum exterior sideyard setbacks of 2.5 metres, where 8 lots are currently registered for 16 semi-detached dwelling units.
 
The Town has also received an application for exemption from the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act in order to facilitate the creation of the associated building lots (File No. D1206511).
 
5. COMMITTEE/BOARD MINUTES/REPORTS
  • THAT the Heritage Committee minutes of November 17, 2011 be hereby received and the recommendations contained therein be approved: 
Recommendations:
I)    WHEREAS Council at their November 7th meeting unanimously passed Motion No: 471 which stated that the Heritage Committee advise Council to consider Site Specific Amendments to the 2008 Collingwood Heritage Conservation Plan as adopted by By-law 2009-020;
AND WHEREAS Council has provided a Notice of Public Meeting for December 5th for the subject property (Admiral Collingwood Development Project site);
AND WHEREAS the proponent has submitted additional information relating to their Architectural & Urban Design Brief on November 11th;
AND WHEREAS the Heritage Committee have reviewed the information;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorizes the preparation of site specific amendments to the Heritage Plan be conducted by a qualified heritage professional for the Admiral Collingwood Development project.
 
II)   THAT the identified Heritage Permits be forwarded to Council for approval:  
Permit  No:
Location:
Type:
739-2011
222 Ste. Marie Street
Reconstruct stairs
756-2011
205 Ste. Marie Street
Roof over walkway
 
6. Staff Reports
 
P2011-22   Proposed Official Plan Amendment No. 23, Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment No. 2011-125, 20 Balsam Street, Collingwood, Town File Nos: D084411 & D14411, Applicant: Town of Collingwood 
           
RECOMMENDING THAT Council adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 23 and enact and pass amending Zoning By-law No. 2011-125.
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-125  being a by-law under the provision of Sections 24(2) and 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. p.13, as amended be enacted and passed this 21st day of November, 2011
 
C2011-18(2)    Naming Policy Review 
 
RECOMMENDING THAT Council herein receive Staff Report C2011-18, and adopt the Naming Policy as amended.
 
7. MOTIONS
  • WHEREAS Guidelines require reviewing and updating from time to time, whether as a result of ingenuity or legislation;
AND WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood is impacted by the Places to Grow Act, Provincial Growth Plan and the unstable economic market;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Collingwood directs staff and the Heritage Advisory Committee to conducta comprehensive evaluation of Heritage By Law 2009-020 to determine if the guidelines are contemporary with the changing dynamics affecting both municipal growth and the future economic prosperity of the Heritage Conservation District including a review of the existing boundary and report back their findings to Council in the near future; and
AND FURTHER THAT the heritage conservation guidelines and boundary be reviewed and a recommendation presented to Council within 3 months of every new term of Council. (Councillor Lloyd)
 
8. BY-LAWS
 
9. NOTICE OF MOTIONS
 
*Notice of the following motion is provided by Councillor Gardhouse:
 
AND WHEREAS the Heritage Plan By-law 2009-20 was implemented less than 3 years ago and is in its early implementation stage;
AND WHEREAS the Ontario Ministry of Culture refers other communities to Collingwood’s By-law when being advised as the Model heritage guideline/ template to follow;
AND WHEREAS the estimated cost to complete a “Comprehensive Review” as described is estimated to exceed $150,000.00;
AND WHEREAS the “Places to Grow Act” and the “Provincial Growth Plan” are planning initiatives under review by the Province as per our County/Upper Tier objection;
AND WHEREAS a “Comprehensive Review” that may include an economic development perspective would require comparison with other Heritage Districts’ financial success, demographics, local employment, tourism and historical financial patterns would result in exorbitant resource requirements;
AND WHEREAS there are current development applications within the Heritage District and potential future applications that could be negatively impacted by further alterations to the Heritage Plan at this time;  
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council direct the detailed review of the existing heritage by-laws be considered in the 2014 budget deliberations for greater certainty of feasibility & affordability.
 
10. OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
 
11. OTHER BUSINESS
 
12. DEPUTATIONS
  • Active Transportation, Discussion on Built Environment/Trails that Accommodate People to Ensure Livable and Walkable Communities, Dan Burden, Executive Director of Walkable and Livable Communities Institute and Robert Voigt, Manager of Planning and Infrastructure Projects
13. ADJOURNMENT
No. of Pages: 
3pages
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