January 16, 2012 Special Meeting of Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, January 16, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing immediately following the Council Planning and Development Meeting scheduled 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 -Regrets
 
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. 021         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Special Meeting of Council Agenda for January 16, 2012, be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
  • Marta Proctor, PRC Director and Penny Skelton, Committee Chair, provided an overview of the community recreation and culture grant application process and summarized some of the positive programs that the Town’s support is able to provide.   Ms. Skelton also highlighted the importance of municipal dollars to some of the local organizations for their need to access other funding opportunities.
 
No. 022         Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee Minutes of December 21, 2011 be hereby received and the recommendations contained therein be approved;
Recommendation
  1. THAT under the 2012 Community Recreation and Culture Grant Program, the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee recommends to Council that the preapproved 2012 Community Recreation and Culture Grant Program fund of 50,000 dollars is to fund the following requests as per the attached addendum.
 CARRIED
 
No. 023         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council redefine the Terminal property declared as surplus to include only the Terminal facility and a footprint area of approximately 403 feet by 202 feet located at 1 Heritage Drive, herein rescinding resolution #460(2006).
 
CARRIED
 
No. 024         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                    Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
 
checked the security of the property of the municipality or local board;
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
a) COLLUS Strategic Partnership
b) Rail Disposition
 
CARRIED  (6:19pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (8:19pm)
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
  • Budget Presentation
Treasurer Marjory Leonard provided an introduction and overview of the draft 2012 - 2014 budget, including estimated expenditures and revenues, and portions of the tax levy attributed to each department.
 
In addition, Ms. Leonard provided suggestions, as discussed with Senior Management, with respect to potential opportunities to reduce or defer projects in order to reduce the tax levy, as previously directed by Council.  
 
It was noted that the dates of January 20th, 23rd, and February 11th 2012 have been scheduled as Special Meetings of Council for budget deliberations, with February 11th being a date for public comment, consultation and review.
 
NOTICE OF MOTIONS - Nil
 
ADJOURNMENT
Moved by Councillor West
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 9:13 pm.
 
CARRIED
 
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MAYOR
  
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CLERK
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