October 17, 2011 Planning and Development Council Minutes

A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, October 17th, 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 (Regrets)
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services (Regrets)
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer (Regrets)
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 438         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for October 17th, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Councillor Hull declared a pecuniary interest with respect to the Admiral Collingwood Development as he has been invited to participate as a cooperating realtor for unit sales and will remove himself from discussion on the Admiral Collingwood Development. 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Small Business Week
Ms. Gillian Fairley, Business Enterprise Centre Consultant with the Small Business Enterprise Centre, provided information to Council on Small Business Week and the various initiatives and activities taking place to celebrate the event. Ms. Fairley noted upcoming workshops and the topics being discussed at these workshops, and outlined the Small Business Enterprise Centre’s upcoming initiatives, including a seminar on Accessibility Standards for Customer Services, Video Marketing, and the SPARC Entrepreneurial Challenge.
 
Ms. Paula Lehr informed Council that the Downtown Collingwood video has been completed and is being distributed through social media outlets. She noted that the DVD will also be made available for businesses to use.   
  • Local Government Week
Clerk Sara Almas announced that Local Government week is taking place from October 16 – October 22, 2011, and reviewed the various activities that have been planned. 
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events. 
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Plan of Subdivision (Balmoral Village)
  • Mayor Cooper welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Public Meeting format.
  • Clerk Sara Almas confirmed that notice has been provided with respect to the planning applications being heard this evening, in accordance with the Planning Act. These notices were provided September 23, 2011.
The proposed draft Plan of Subdivision (Town File No. D1201211)pertains to land located on the south side of Harbour Street West and is legally described as Part of Lot 45, Concession 10, (formerly Township of Nottawasaga), being Part 2 on Reference Plan No. 51R-30863, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe.  The subject lands are approximately 9.49 ha (23.5 ac) in size and the proposed development is being called Balmoral Village (formerly Black Ash Adult Lifestyle Village).
 
The purpose and effect of the proposed draft Plan of Subdivision is to subdivide the property into blocks for the development of single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, townhouse dwellings, mixed-used buildings (apartments, commercial and recreation centre), a retirement home, a long term care facility, blocks for environmental protection and stormwater management, and public roads.
 
Second Public Meeting Concerning a Proposed By-Law Amendment (Balmoral Village)
 
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Town File No. ZBA-2010-01) pertains to land located on the south side of Harbour Street West and is legally described as Part of Lot 45, Concession 10, (formerly Township of Nottawasaga), being Part 2 on Reference Plan No. 51R-30863, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe.  The subject lands are approximately 9.49 ha (23.5 ac) in size and the proposed development is being called Balmoral Village (formerly Black Ash Adult Lifestyle Village). 
 
The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is twofold.  Firstly, it will remove these lands from the jurisdiction of the former Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 87-61, as amended, and place them into the jurisdiction of the Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-040, as amended.  Secondly, it will establish the zone classifications for the blocks of land proposed to be created by the draft Plan of Subdivision application submitted for this same property.
 
The proposed zone classifications would include various R3 exception zones, R4 exceptions zones and an EP zone for the development of blocks for single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, townhouse dwellings, mixed-used buildings, a retirement home, a long term care facility and stormwater management.  The exceptions to the proposed Residential zones may include variations to landscape space, yard setbacks, parking requirements and increase of building height for apartment buildings to 24.5 metres.  A Holding “H” symbol zone may also be on some of the proposed blocks for matters regarding urban design elements and parking reductions.
 
Mr. Trevor Houghton reviewed the details of the applications, including Official Plan Designations, and proposed uses, as well as the comments that have been received to date with respect to the proposed development.
 
Mr. Glenn Lucas addressed Council on behalf of the applicant, and spoke to the comments raised by the public. Mr. Lucas provided the rationale for some of the exceptions in the proposed zoning amendments, including the increase in building height to accommodate a sloped roof which will hide the elevator over-run and mechanical room on the roof of the applicable buildings. He also stated that the landscaping on the property will further mask the height of the buildings, and that the proposal conforms to Official Plan Amendment No. 20.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first, second and third time for comments from the public.
 
Richard Orviss of 149 Fairway Crescent, Unit 72 expressed concern about the density of the proposed project, and noted that he doesn’t believe that high buildings are necessary to achieve the goals of Collingwood. Mr. Orviss requested that Council consider conducting public planning meetings on weekends.
 
Ron Harding, resident at 164 Escarpment Crescent expressed excitement for the positive benefits of this proposal, including the number of people that will gain employment, the provision of medical and commercial services, as well as the revenue which will be generated from taxes and development charges.
 
Susan Morley of 123 Escarpment Crescent noted her concerns with respect to the number of vehicles which will utilize Harbour Street, and the number of people who will use the sidewalk between Harbour Street and the Black Ash Creek bridge and wondered if the developer had intentions of installing a sidewalk from Harbour Street.    
 
Dennis Waddle, resident of Unit 67, 149 Fairway Crescent, noted his concern of the proposed height of some of the buildings.
 
Catherine Spreitz of 10 Cranberry Quay expressed her concern for the height of the buildings in the proposed development.
 
Jim Cairncross, a resident at 498 Oxbow Crescent stated that he supports the concept however does have issues with the exceptions in the proposed zoning amendments and inquired about the staging of the project. 
 
John McCallum of 504 Oxbow Crescent, expressed concern regarding the height of the buildings in the proposed development.
 
Richard Orviss inquired as to whether there will be traffic from this project that will travel onto Dawson Drive. Mr. Orviss suggested placing a sign at the end of Dawson Drive, which reads “Do Not Enter”, forcing vehicles to turn right.
 
Public session closed at 6:43 pm.
 
Staff and the Consultant addressed questions and comments from Council with respect to: the proposed commercial uses, traffic turning lanes, enhancing the google sketches, and reviewing the design of Dawson Drive.  
 
The public meeting closed at 6:50 pm.
 
SRAFF REPOORTS
P2011-23         Release of Sales Centre Agreements: Lakeside Pointe, File No. D1206211(DC-2007-25 & D1205110), Address: 24 and 26 Barrington Trail, Parts 1 & 2, Reference Plan No 51R-38122, (Block 58, Registered Plan No. 51M-903), Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe
 
No. 439         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Staff Report P2011-23, authorizing the release of certain Lakeside Pointe Sales Centre Agreements between the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood and Lakeside Pointe (Eden Oak), be received;
 
AND THAT Council authorize the release of the Sales Centre Agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, Lakeside Pointe (Eden Oak), and any successors and assigns, registered on title November 14th, 2005 as instrument No. SC385984 from Block 58, Plan 51M-903;
 
AND THAT Council authorize the release of the Sales Centre Agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, Lakeside Pointe (Eden Oak)., and any successors and assigns, registered on title November 6th, 2008 as instrument No. SC696954 from Block 58, Plan 51M-903
 
CARRIED
 
No. 440           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-113, being a by-law to authorize the release of certain agreements from title between the Town of Collingwood and Lakeside Pointe (Eden Oak), be enacted and passed this 17th day of October 2011.
 
CARRIED
MOTIONS
No. 441         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT this Council proceeds in-camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
  • a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
  • Review Purchase and Sale Agreement – 125 Napier Street 
CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
 
Councillor Chadwick provided the following notice:
 
THAT Council direct staff to include the “Council Pending List” in the agenda for the first Council meeting of each month, beginning November 7th, 2011.
 
Mayor Cooper provided the following notice:
 
THAT Council support the renaming of Highway 26 to “Beachwood Road” for the portion located between the intersection where the new Highway 26 will intersect with the current Highway 26 and east to Fairgrounds Road.
 
** Councillor Edwards agreed to withdraw his notice of motion from the Council Meeting held October 3rd, 2011 with respect to the renaming of Highway 26 because of potential conflicts, and indicated that he would support the Mayor’s motion.
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council waive the notice of motion requirement of the procedural by-law to consider the renaming as proposed.
 
CARRIED
 
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
  •  
 
R. Lloyd  
  •  
 
Edwards
  •  
 
K. Lloyd    
  •  
 
Chadwick 
  •  
 
Hull
  •  
 
West
  •  
 
Cunningham
  •  
 
Gardhouse
  •  
 
TOTAL
9
0
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council support the renaming of Highway 26 to “Beachwood Road” for the portion located between the intersection where the new Highway 26 will intersect with the current Highway 26 and east to Fairgrounds Road,
 
AND FURTHERRecommend that Wasaga Beach adopt the same name from Fairground Road to Mosley Street.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority Presentation re: Natural Heritage
Dave Featherstone, Manager of Watershed Monitoring for the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority, presented an update to Council on the Natural Heritage System Report. He outlined what a natural heritage system is, the NVCA’s role in the process and how the provincial policy statement coincides to ensure consistency. 
 
  • Request from Admiral Collingwood re: Refund of Cash-in-Lieu of Parking and Removal of Development from the Heritage District
 
No. 442         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council reconsider the by-law that authorized the execution of the Parking Exemption Credit Acknowledgement Agreement and refund the cash-in-lieu of parking for the Admiral Collingwood Development and Admiral’s Village.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 443         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-114, being a by-law to repeal by-law 2011-056, a by-law to authorize the execution of a parking exemption credit acknowledgement agreement between Admiral Collingwood Development Corporation, Admiral’s Village Inc., and the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 17th day of October, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 444         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council request staff to review the process to remove a property from the heritage district and report back to Council by October 31, 2011.
 
CARRIED
           
DEPUTATIONS- Nil
 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (7:48 pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor West
                                                                
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (7:59 pm)
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:59 pm.
 
CARRIED  
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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