June 4, 2012 Council Minutes


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A meeting of Council was held Monday, June 4, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
Members of Council Present:                      
Mayor Cooper
Deputy Mayor Lloyd - Regrets
Councillor Edwards
Councillor Lloyd
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Hull
Councillor West
Councillor Cunningham
Councillor Gardhouse
Staff Present:                       
Ed Houghton, Acting Chief Administrative Officer -Regrets
Sara Almas, Clerk
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
No. 258         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for June 4th, 2012 be adopted as presented.
Proposed Zoning By- Law Amendment
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 May 11, 2012 in the Enterprise Bulletin.
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning, reviewed the application and reviewed the comments received to date.
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Town File Nos. D14312), pertains to lands located on the north side of Mountain Road and to the west of Old Mountain Road and is legally described as Plan 175, Part Lot 10 S/S, Cardigan Part Lot 10 N/S, Cardigan Part Cardigan St, Reference Plan No. 51R-30684, Part 3 Row Over Reference Plan No. 51R-30684 Part 9, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe and addressed as 30 Mountain Road. The lands are presently designated in the Town of Collingwood Official Plan as Regional Commercial District and are presently zoned in the Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-40, as amended, as Regional Commercial Exception Five (C2-5).
The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to re-define the Regional Commercial Exception Five (C2-5) Zone on the subject land by limiting the use to a restaurant and accessory uses. The existing building will be converted from a tourist information centre to a coffee house.
Pastor Daniel Chatham addressed Council on behalf of Journey Community Church providing a history of the organization including activities and initiatives undertaken throughout the community. The proposed use, being referred to as ‘Journey’s End Cafe – Coffee with a Cause’ is a coffee house whose main purpose is to provide a connecting place within Collingwood where anyone can feel welcome and accepted and about connecting people together. It will provide programs such as Sunday Morning Breakfast, Mother’s with young children, and addiction support and recovery.  Journey is a non-profit charity with all proceeds made at the cafe covering expenses with any profit being put into charitable enterprise in our community.
Mayor Cooper called three times for comments from the public. There were no comments from the public on this matter. 
Council requested confirmation that the applicant will have sufficient parking for the purposed use. Mrs. Farrer confirmed there is adequate parking for a restaurant purpose.Council inquired to what impact the proposed use would have on the seasonal business, being the Christmas tree lot, which operates on the adjoining property. Mrs. Farrer does not believe it would have any sort of impact and the two uses would be able to coexist in future years. Clarification was provided to the validity of the proposed objections to the application noting there are a number of similar uses within the area that are compatible. Discussions with regard to potential OMB trials are to be discussed at a later date.
A staff report is anticipated to come back to Council on the above application for Council consideration by the end of June.
The public meeting closed at 5:27 pm.
No. 259         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
THAT the minutes for the Regular Meeting of Council held May 28th, 2012, be hereby approved.
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
National Access Awareness Week and Presentation of Annual Accessibility Plan
Wayne Yuristy, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee outlined the activities of the Accessibility Advisory Committee, and presented the Annual Accessibility Plan and proposals for the upcoming year. Mr. Yuristy thanked Council for their support.  
No. 260         Moved by Councillor Cunningham
                    Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
THAT Council approve the Annual Accessibility Plan, as presented.
No.  261        Moved by Councillor Hull
                    Seconded by Councillor West
THAT the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee minutes of May 16th, 2012 be hereby received and the recommendations contained herein be approved:
i)     THAT the Parks, Recreation & Culture Committee recommends that Council supports access to recreation facilities which includes providing access to washroom facilities;
AND FURTHER THAT Council support PRC Staff providing portable washrooms at various recreation facilities after considering the remoteness of the facility from permanent washrooms, frequency and volume of use, and that the portable washrooms be located in the most practical and discrete areas.
PIP2012-01     Proposed Pilot Project: “Pine Street Market Square”
No. 262         Moved by Councillor Hull
                    Seconded by Councillor West
THAT Staff Report PIP2012-01 be received.  
**Council deferred further consideration of the motion with respect to the Pine Street Market Square project until June 18th, 2012.
C2012-05        Dedicating Lands as Public Roads
No.  263        Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                    Seconded by Councillor Edwards
THAT Staff Report C2012-05 be received, recommendingthe properties described below be assumed for public use and dedicated as a portion of an existing highway within the Town of Collingwood:
  • Part 4 of Registered Plan 51R-37162, Part of Lot 41, Concession 10, Registered Plan 120, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe (Part of PIN 58261-0034)
  • Part 4 and 6, Registered Plan 51R-38418, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe (Part of PIN 58261-0076 and 58261-0075)
  • Part 3 of Registered Plan 51R-38400, being part of Block 2, Registered Plan 51M-902, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe (PIN 58255-0483)
  • Parts 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Registered Plan 51R-30684, being part of Registered Plan 175, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe (PIN 58255-0385, 58255-0432, 58255-0428, 58255-0431)

AND FURTHER THAT Council enact and pass By-law No. 2012-074, being a by-law to assume certain roads for public use.

No.  264          Moved by Councillor Edwards
                        Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
THAT By-law 2012-074, being a bylaw to assume a portion of land as part of a highway for public usebe enacted and passed this 4th day of June, 2012.
C2012-06        Video Surveillance Systems
No. 265         Moved by Councillor Edwards
                    Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
THAT Council receive Staff Report C2012-06 for information and not pursue the implementation of a video surveillance system in the downtown at this time.
No.  266        Moved by Councillor West
                    Seconded by Councillor Hull
THAT Council direct the Treasurer to consider a provision that would provide a mechanism for Council to consider internal funding requests/priorities that are outside of the approved budget, to be included in the annual review of the Operating Budget and Financial Controls Policy.(Notice provided by Councillor West)
  • Councillor Gardhouse requested an in-camera session at an upcoming Council Meeting with respect to the Mountain Road property.
  • Council requested a list to be prepared by the Treasurer by the end of June of all items which were removed from the budget and the associated dollar figures for future reference.
  • Council reviewed the Pending List and were asked to provide comments.
No.  267        Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
                    Seconded by Councillor West
THAT By-law No. 2012-075, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held June 4, 2012 be enacted and passed this 4 day of June, 2012.
Moved by Councillor Edwards
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:04 pm.
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