December 19, 2011 Planning and Development Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, December 19, 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
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 525         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for December 19, 2011 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Acknowledgement of Artist Nick Hodson,Council Christmas Cards
Mayor Cooper recognized Nick Hodson, one of 21 artists who submitted artwork for the Council Christmas cards. Mr. Hodson’s artwork was the piece chosen to be on the Christmas cards for the year 2011. All the submissions will be posted on the Town’s website. 
  • Collingwood Video, The Lesage’s
The winning video of Royal LePage’s “My Great Neighbourhood Contest” was presented at the meeting, showcasing the trails, harbour, parks, public transit, golf courses, hockey rink, and schools of Collingwood. Chris and Krista Lesage were the grand prize winners of this contest. 
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment of 125 Napier Street
  • 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. Notice was provided November 25th, 2011 in the Enterprise Bulletin.
  • Director of Planning Services, Nancy Farrer, introduced Ms. Kandas Bondarchuk, who reviewed the application.
The proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment has been submitted by the Town of Collingwood. The lands subject to these applications is legally described as Lots 3 to 5, Registered Plan No. 282 in the Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe and is municipally addressed as 125 Napier Street.
 
The purpose and effectof the proposed Official Plan Amendment is to re-designate the subject property from a Low Density Residential land use designation to a Medium Density Residential land use designation. The Official Plan Amendment would increase the allowable residential density and range of permitted dwelling types for the property.
 
The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to re-zone the subject property from Community Services (CS) to Residential Third Density Exception zones (R3-E). The first R3 Exception zone will be to increase the maximum lot coverage for a two storey dwelling from 40% to approximately 45%, and to reduce the required rear yard setback from 7.5 m to approximately 6.0 m.
 
The second R3 Exception zone will modify provisions of the Zoning By-law such as, but not limited to, decrease the required lot frontage for an apartment dwelling from 30.0 m to approximately 22.8 m, to reduce the required front yard setback for an apartment from 7.5 m to approximately 6.0 m and to reduce the interior side yard setback for an apartment from 7.5 m to approximately 2.0 m.
 
The proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment will allow the re-development of the property into four (4) single detached dwelling lots and the conversion of the former Contact Centre building into a four (4) unit apartment.
 
Ms. Bondarchuk reviewed the comments received to date. 
  • Mayor Cooper called for comments from the public.
Ms. Margaret Mooy addressed Council on behalf of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Collingwood branch. Ms. Mooy congratulated all parties involved on retaining the Heritage aspect of this building, and provided a brief history of the building.
 
Ms. Annette Snowden of 153 Ontario Street expressed support for the plans for the building, and noted that the proponent, Mr. Greg Knight, is showing respect and understanding for Collingwood’s history and heritage. Ms. Snowden further thanked Council, staff, the proponent, and the relevant community groups.
 
Ms. Lindsay Cook, Chair of the Heritage Committee, is excited that the Connaught School is being restored, and is excited to see plans for its future.  Ms. Cook thanked the developer and Council for respecting the Heritage aspects of the building.
 
Mr. Dolf Roelofsen and Mrs. Cathy Roelofsen of 57 West Street appreciate the thought which has gone into the plans for this building and would like to see it proceed, however expressed concerns over greenspace and the impact of traffic on West Street.
 
Mr. Richard Lex thanked the Heritage Committee, Staff and Council for recognizing the Heritage on this property and how the Town handled the sale of the property. Mr. Lex expressed his confidence in the developer and hopes he will bring back the bell tower.
 
The public portion of the meeting closed at 5:46 pm.
 
Staff and the proponent addressed questions and comments from Council.
 
The public meeting closed at 5:55 pm.
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
C2011-19       Easement Agreement – 41 Hurontario Street
No. 526         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report C2011-19; and consider enacting By-law 2011-130 to authorize the execution of an easement agreement between the Town of Collingwood and Ms. Kathie Houghton to provide public access over the private walkway at 41 Hurontario Street.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 527         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law 2011-130, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a walkway easement at 41 Hurontario Street, be enacted and passed this 19th day of December, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
P2011-24       Extension of Draft Approval for the Mountaincroft (Lotco II) Plan of Subdivision, File No.: D1202411, SDR 2004-07, CW-T-0501
 
No. 528         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Staff Report P2011-24, recommendingCouncil grant an extension of one (1) year to the Draft Plan Approval for the Mountaincroft (Lotco II) Plan of Subdivision.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS - Nil
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTIONS
  • Notice of Motion provided by Councillor Gardhouse (to be considered January 9th, 2012)
WHEREAS Council Resolution #154(2011) directed that the Town become the applicant for any required Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments for the 55 Hume Street and 276 Ste. Marie Street which includes the responsibility of assuming the respective expenses, including legal costs, staff time, consultant fees, and any Ontario Municipal Board challenges;
 
AND WHEREAS Council, at that time, was not fully aware of the implications of taking on the role of “applicant” without understanding the full extent of proposed developments now and in the future; 
 
AND WHEREAS a Council of the Municipality cannot presuppose the outcome of any planning application;
 
AND WHEREAS Council of the Town of Collingwood is desirous of moving all development forward in the best interest of the municipality and taxpayer;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Council herein rescinds the portion of Resolution #154(2011) that directs the Town to submit the application, therein assuming applicant status, for any Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments for 55 Hume Street and 256 Ste. Marie Street;
 
AND FURTHER That Council directs that the Town no longer act as the applicant and directs that any current and/or future proponents of the respective properties assume the role of Applicant for any and all planning applications.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:03 pm.
 
CARRIED
  
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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