September 17, 2012 Council Planning and Development Minutes

A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, September 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.

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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:                       
Ed Houghton, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Sara Almas, Clerk - Regrets
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Marcus Firman
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief – Regrets
Becky Dahl, Deputy Clerk
No. 397           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for September 17, 2012 be adopted as presented.
Mayor Cooper provided a synopsis to Council, Staff and the public to the decisions and procedure taken to date with respect to Central Park, the additional ice pad and Centennial pool. Mayor Cooper recognized the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers to this project, further welcoming all questions from the public and looking forward to the community using the new facilities in the next year.
Acting CAO Houghton reviewed the project and analysis undertaken. Mr. Houghton acknowledged the work undertaken by the steering committee and the recommendations and concerns, reviewing the costs of the various options considered and the financial position of the Town.
Councillor Hull stressed the need for a warm water therapeutic pool and to have a shovel-ready project should funding become available. Councillor Hull inquired to whether there would be any further discussions to be made with the YMCA. Acting CAO Houghton has committed to further discussions with the YMCA, noting that together with Marta Proctor, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, they will be discussing the potential of a therapeutic pool for the community in the upcoming weeks.

P2012-32         Adjustment of Trail and Conservation Easement, Project Name: Wyldewood Condominiums,
  Town File No. DC-2010-06 (Site Plan Control)
  Civic Address: 11383 Hwy 26, West, Collingwood
No. 398           Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
THAT Staff Report P2012-32, recommending Council support the partial release of a trail and conservation easement, being Part 2 on the draft reference plan contained in Appendix C, for the Wyldewood (Brandylane Homes) condominium development in order to reflect the approved site plan drawings, be approved.
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor West
THAT Council direct Staff to prepare a report to determine the connectivity between the existing and potential developments with the Highway 26 West corridor.
P2012-33         Authorizing By-law to execute a Site Plan Control Agreement;
                        125 Napier Street / Duke of Connaught (Town File No. D11512)
No. 399           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
THAT Staff Report P2012-33, recommending Council enact and pass an Authorization By-law to execute a Site Plan Control Agreement for a residential building development at 125 Napier Street, be received.
No. 400           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
THAT By-law No. 2012-107, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement for the development commonly known as Duke of Connaught located at 125 Napier Street, between 2125808 Ontario Inc, the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, COLLUS Powerstream Corp, Collingwood Public Utilities Service Board and Harbouredge Mortgage Investment, be enacted and passed this 17th day of September, 2012.
T2012-12         Debt Management Policy Amendment
No. 401           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
THAT Staff Report T2012-12, recommending Council approve the policy amendment pertaining to long term mortgage financing, be approved.
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
  • Councillor Chadwick inquired to the status of an item not previously included on the pending list regarding clean up of the Shipyards. Acting CAO Houghton clarified that items to be included on the pending list require a formal motion approved by Council. Acting CAO Houghton further noted that input from FRAM has been requested.  
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
THAT Council direct staff to prepare a report to explore what mechanism can be used to clean up the Shipyards and berm area, and whether the horticultural society could provide assistance.
  • Mayor Cooper confirmed discussions with potential purchasers of the grain terminals are still ongoing.
  • Certified Solar and Sentinal Solar - Solar Panel Installation
Sharon Martin, FIT Project Manager provided a presentation to Council requesting Council support the development of rooftop and ground mount solar projects in Collingwood under the Ontario Feed-In Tariff Program. Ms. Martin further requested consideration be given prior to October 1, 2012. Ms. Martin addressed questions of Council.
Acting CAO Houghton will further review the documents provided and their request and ensure that a recommendation is included on the next Council agenda.
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:10pm.
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