January 13, 2012 Special Meeting of Council Minutes

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A Special Meeting of Council was held Friday, January 13th, 2012 in the Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street, Collingwood in Community Room C commencing at 9:00a.m.. The Special Meeting of Council was called to hold a Council Priority Setting and Planning Workshop.
 
MAYOR COOPER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Cooper
Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Lloyd - Regrets
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. 015         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Special Council Agenda for January 13th, 2012, be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
Declaration of Pecuniary Interest - Nil
 
DISCUSSION
  • Priority Setting and Planning Workshop
Carolyn Kearns, facilitator of the Council Priority Setting and Planning Workshop, provided a brief review of the sessions to date. Council reviewed and recommended changes with respect to our municipal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats noted from the previous meeting. Key strategic issues facing Collingwood were outlined, including topics on sustainability, servicing levels, economic diversification, communications, asset management, efficient operations & governance and alternative revenue sources.
 
Council recessed at 12:25pm
Council reconvened at 1:08pm.
 
Council and staff discussed strategic actions, including purpose, outcome, implementation, timeframe and budget implications.  Actions were reviewed and departmentalized.  A commitment was made with respect to the process of initiating an operational review.
 
Carolyn Kearns discussed next steps, and noted that changes/suggestions that were discussed during this session will be summarized and provided to CAO Wingrove for Council’s review and consideration for moving forward.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor West
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 2:07 pm.
 
CARRIED       
 
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MAYOR
  
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CLERK
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