March 6, 2012 Special Meeting of Council Minutes

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A Special Meeting of Council will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood commencing at 9:00am,for budget discussions.
 
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. 097         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Special Council Agenda for March 6th, 2012, be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST - Nil
 
Deputy Mayor Lloyd Assumed the Chair.
 
BUDGET DISCUSSIONS (Committee of the Whole)
During budget discussions, notice of motion is not required for motions pertaining to the 2012 Budget, and further, any decided matter can be reviewed without the requirement of the formal rules of procedure for reconsideration.
  • Council Grant Review
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council support the Council grants/donations be dispersed as follows:  Hospice Georgian Triangle ($10,000), and the Georgian Triangle Housing Resource Centre ($10,000).
 
CARRIED
 
Council Recessed at 10:20 a.m.
Council Reconvened at 10:34 a.m.
  • Potential Budget Reductions and Debenture Discussion Paper Review
Treasurer Marjory Leonard provided a detailed review of status of the deliberations including proposed reductions.   Ms. Leonard further provided a detailed breakdown on the status of debentures and opportunities that may be available.
CAO Kim Wingrove and Treasurer Leonard addressed questions from Council.
 
No. 098         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;
checked the security of the property of the municipality or local board;
 
a) Staffing Recommendations
b) Potential Property Matters
 
CARRIED
 
Council proceeded in camera as previously resolved. In-camera (11:33am)
 
Moved by Mayor Cooper
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session (12:27am)
 
CARRIED
 
Council Recessed at 12:29 p.m.
Council Reconvened at 1:03 p.m.
 
No. 099         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct the Library Board to decrease their budget by 5% from the 2012 proposed net budget amount.
 
CARRIED
                       
No. 100         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council direct that all expenses including HR issues, and legal costs related to the Library be included in the Library Board budget.
 
CARRIED
 

 

COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
  •  
 
R. Lloyd  
  •  
 
Edwards
  •  
 
K. Lloyd    
  •  
 
Chadwick 
  •  
 
Hull
  •  
 
West
  •  
 
Cunningham
  •  
 
Gardhouse
  •  
 
TOTAL
9
0
No. 101         Moved by Councillor Cunningham
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council direct the Treasurer to prepare the final budget figures that represents a -1.44% reduction in taxes (municipal portion), for consideration at the Council meeting scheduled for March 12, 2012.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mayor Cooper resumed the Chair, and thanked Council, staff and Deputy Mayor Lloyd for their hard work and assistance through this budget process. 
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 1:21 pm.
 
CARRIED
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MAYOR
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