November 28, 2011 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council was held Monday November 28, 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
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief (Regrets)
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 497         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                    Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for November 28th, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
                       
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 498         Moved by Councillor Edwards
                    Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes for the regular meeting of Council held November 14th, 2011, the Council Priority Setting and Planning meeting held November 17th, 2011,and the Planning and Development meeting of Council held November 21st, 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.
DEPUTATION
  • Wake Stock 2012
Todd Elsley, of SBC Media attended the Council Meeting to present a follow up report on Wakestock 2011. Mr. Elsley provided background information on SBC Media and Wakestock, noting that 2011 was the third year in which Collingwood has hosted the world tour event in the 13 years it has been running.
 
Mr. Elsley reviewed some of the main issues from the 2010 event, and how these were addressed in 2011 with additional shuttles, increased accommodation, the addition of programming at the GNE, the Party Smart Campaign, access and controls on Heritage Drive. It was cited that the event had positive reviews in the local media and radio, and many businesses benefited from the event. Additionally, Collingwood Collegiate Institute’s football team had an opportunity to assist in certain aspects of Wakestock for credit towards their football registration fees. 
 
Council congratulated Mr. Elsley on the success of Wakestock 2011 and for effectively addressing the matters brought to the attention of the organizers. 
  • Blue Mountain Watershed Trust foundation
Don Kerr, Director, and Norm Wingrove, President, of the Blue Mountain Watershed Trust, presented to Council on the organization, which was incorporated in 1995 as a registered charitable organization. The goals and mission statement of the Trust are to enhance the Blue Mountain Watershed Ecosystem by preventing unnecessary human encroachment of human activities, preserving stream banks, planting trees, and monitoring water quality.
 
The roles of the Trust include monitoring Official Plans, preventing harm to sensitive natural areas, acting as a participant in Ontario Municipal Board Hearings, and involvement in education programming throughout schools, as well as water sampling. Mr. Kerr and Mr. Wingrove noted that one of the central issues has been to prevent harm to the Silver Creek Wetland.
 
The importance of conservation easements was stressed, providing increased protection to sensitive lands. Mr. Kerr and Mr. Wingrove expressed support for the Town’s initiative on undertaking a Natural Heritage System study.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 499         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                    Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received. 

 

General Consent Items
A.1
Ministry of Transportation re: Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Receive for Information
A.2
Petition re: Increase the number of dogs allowed per dwelling
(Motion prepared to direct staff to include consideration in the upcoming animal control staff report.)
Direction Required
A.3
Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) re:  Request for Nominations
Receive for Information
A.4
Collingwood BIA Request for Financial Support re: Ice Sculpture Event
Direction Required
A.5
Georgian Triangle Development Institute re: Comments with respect to the Natural Heritage System Study.
(Motion prepared to direct staff to include a peer review in the 2012 budget deliberations)
Direction Required
CARRIED
 
A.1      Ministry of Transportation re: Proposed Amendment 1 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
 
Councillor Chadwick asked Planning staff to inquire about which date the Ministry intends to respond to the Town on this matter. Ms. Nancy Farrer indicated that provincial representatives were not able to provide a date at this time.
 
A.2      Petition re: Increase the number of dogs allowed per dwelling
No. 500         Moved by Councillor West
                    Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council direct staff to consider the request for increasing the number of dogs allowed per dwelling in the upcoming Animal Control Staff Report.  
 
CARRIED
 
A.4       Collingwood BIA Request for Financial Support re: Ice Sculpture Event
No. 501         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                    Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council provide the BIA with a gold sponsorship in the amount of $1500.00 to support the Collingwood Downtown Ice Sculpture Festival, in exchange for the Town’s sculpture to be identified as “Presenting” status.
 
CARRIED
 
A.5       Georgian Triangle Development Institute re: Comments with respect to the Natural Heritage System Study
 
No. 502         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                    Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council direct staff to include a peer review of the Natural Heritage System Study in the 2012 budget deliberations.
 
CARRIED
 
MOVE INTO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Staff Reports/By-laws if deemed expedient)        
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 503         Moved by Councillor West
                    Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the Elvis Festival Minutes of October 18, 2011, the Heritage Committee minutes of October 11, 2011, the Airport Services Board Minutes of October 12, 2011, the Collingwood Downtown Board of Management BIA Minutes of October 27, 2011, and the Parks Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee Minutes of October 19, 2011 be hereby received.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 504         Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
                    Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the Heritage Committee minutes of October 20, 2011 be hereby received and the recommendations contained therein be approved.
 
Recommendation
I) THATthe identified Heritage Permits be forwarded to Council for approval: 

 

Permit #
Location
Type
685-2011
161 Hurontario Street
Repair Foundation/
686-2011
  57 Hurontario Street
Heritage Paint
695-2011
  32 Elgin Street
Repair Roof
709-2011
112 Hurontario Street
Repair Exterior Finish
725-2011
  85 Hurontario  Street
Heritage Paint
726-2011
  83 Hurontario  Street
Heritage Paint
728-2011
160 Pine  Street
Masonry Repair
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
PRC2011-17    2012 Wakestock Event
No. 505         Moved by Councillor Hull
                    Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report PRC2011-17, and support the approval of the 2012 Wakestock Festival special event application.
 
CARRIED
 
PRC2011-18    Elvis Festival
No. 506         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                    Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Staff Report PRC2011-18, being the 2011 Collingwood Elvis Festival post-event report, be received for information;
 
AND THAT Council approves proceeding with the recommended governance model (Option A), and direct staff to undertake the respective recruitment (in accordance with our Committee / Board Recruitment Policy), and direct that appropriate revisions be drafted to the Elvis Festival Municipal Services Board Establishing By-law, for Council’s future consideration.
 
CARRIED
 
CAO2011-03   Collingwood and Wasaga Beach Inter-Municipal Transit Link Trial
No. 507         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                    Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council receives Staff Report CAO2011- 03 for information;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council authorize extending the Inter Municipal Transit service until March 2012 and that the Inter-Municipal Transit Link operations be included in the 2012 Budget Deliberations.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 508         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                    Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
WHEREAS the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) was created to develop a province-wide assessment system for property values and has fulfilled that role;
 
AND WHEREAS the current economy requires all municipalities to look for efficient and creative ways to manage their revenue and expenses;
 
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of Collingwood hereby petition the Province of Ontario to establish a more accurate and functional assessment process that includes municipal involvement in determining local property values;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council direct that a copy of this resolution be circulated to the Province of Ontario, Association of Municipalities of Ontario, MPAC, and our local MP and MPP. 
 
CARRIED
 
                    Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                    Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council hereby direct that the Downtown Revitalization Coordinator be relocated to the Downtown Business Improvement Association office.
 
** The above noted motion was later withdrawn.
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT Council defer the matter with respect to relocating the Downtown Revitalization Coordinator to the Business Improvement Association office for one week until input is received from the Downtown Revitalization Committee.
 
DEFEATED
 
 No. 509         Moved by Councillor Cunningham
                     Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checkedpersonal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
 
Item for Discussion: a) Staff member relocation
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No. 510         Moved by Councillor West
                    Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT By-law 2011-120, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a purchase and sale agreement for 101 Mary Street, be enacted and passed this 28th day of November, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
 
Councillor Edwards provided the following notice of motion:
 
THAT a Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee be established and the Terms of Reference be accepted as prepared.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • It was noted that the deadline for nominations for the Order of Collingwood is Friday, December 2nd, 2011. 
  • The Council Priority Setting and Planning meeting has been postponed to one date in January 2012. 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:52 pm)
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (7:24 pm)
 
CARRIED
 
** The motion with respect to the relocation of the Downtown Revitalization Coordinator considered previously was withdrawn.  
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 511         Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
                    Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT By-law No. 2011-126, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the special meeting of Council held November 17th, 2011, the Council planning and development meeting held November 21st, 2011, and the regular meeting of Council held November 28th, 2011 be enacted and passed this 28th day of November, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
                   Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:26 pm
 
CARRIED
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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