October 15, 2012 Council Planning and Development Minutes

A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, October 15, 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


Staff Present:                       
Ed Houghton, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
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. 432           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
  • THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for October 15, 2012 be adopted as amended:
-  Amend recommendation of Staff Report P2012-34 Helen Court Homes to reflect the recommendation in the staff report contained in the Agenda Package.
-  Amend recommendation of Staff Report P2012-18 Huntingwood Trails (Collingwood) Ltd. to receive the staff report and support staff’s recommendation.
  • Huntingwood Trails Ltd.
Tanya Nayler of Davies Howe Partners LLP, on behalf of the applicant of Huntingwood Trails Collingwood Ltd., addressed Council and expressed concern that the Town does not have the jurisdiction to adopt the report’s recommendation to deny the application. Ms. Nayler reviewed the actions taken to date including when the application was filed, date application was deemed to be complete, requirements of the Planning Act and applicable appeal periods, making numerous requests for the Town to hold a public meeting with respect to the application which never took place. Ms. Naylers client has since filed an appeal with the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) to obtain a decision on its application. Ms. Nayler notes that she and her client disagree with the assessments provided in the staff report, further requesting to engage in discussions with staff and council.

Staff Reports
P2012-18         Proposed Huntingwood Development; Application for Official Plan Amendment; Municipal Address: 5 Silver Creek Drive
No. 433           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
WHEREAS the application for an Official Plan Amendment submitted by Huntingwood Trails (Collingwood) Ltd. has been referred to the OMB and Council need to communicate itsposition to the Board;
THEREFORE BE RESOLVED THAT Council receive Staff Report P2012-18, and support staff’s recommendation thatthe Official Plan Amendment application submitted by Huntingwood Trails (Collingwood) Ltd. be denied by the Ontario Municipal Board based on the reasons as outlined within the Staff Report.
CARRIED (Recorded Vote - Unanimous)
P2012-34         Extension of Draft Approval for the Trails of Collingwood (Helen Court Homes) Plan of Subdivision, File No.: D1202312, DC 2006-41
No. 434           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Hull                      
THATStaff Report P2012-34, recommending Council grant an extension of three (3) years to the Draft Plan Approval for the Trails of Collingwood (Helen Court Homes) Plan of Subdivision, be approved.
PIP2012-02     Active Transportation Plan
Mr. Robert Voigt provided a detailed report on the active transportation plan and addressed questions from Council.
No. 435           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor West
THAT Council receive Staff Report PIP2012-02 and further direct that the Draft Active Transportation Plan be made available for final stakeholder review for 20 days, prior to Council's final consideration.
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 5:52pm.
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