October 1, 2012 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday October 1, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
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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:                       
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)
                    Marcus Firman, Manager of Water Services
              
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 421           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda and Addendum for October 1st, 2012 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
           
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 422           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held September 24th, 2012, be approved as presented.
 
  CARRIED
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT
  • Collingwood Arts and Culture Awards
Margaret Alophe, Chair of the Arts & Culture Committee announced the recipients of the Collingwood Arts and Culture Awards; Aidan Funston, Terse Connolly and Barbara Shortt, and congratulated them on their achievements. 
 
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
 
DEPUTATION - Nil
 
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (154 Maple Street)
 
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 September 7, 2012 in the Enterprise Bulletin.
 
Ms. Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services provided a brief introduction of the application and planner assigned to this file.   Ms. Kandas Bondarchuk, Planner-Technician, reviewed the application and reviewed the comments received to date.
 
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment pertains to land located on the west side of Maple Street and is legally described as Lot 28, Plan No. 73, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe and is municipally addressed as 154 Maple Street. The land is presently zoned as Residential Second Density (R2) in the Town of Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-040, as amended.
 
The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to allow a dwelling unit, within a portion of a detached accessory building, as a temporary use. Essentially the proposed Temporary Use By-law would establish a second dwelling unit within a detached garage for the existing main dwelling unit.
 
Scott Williams, Applicant, briefly provided an additional review of the proposal, offering to address any questions Council or the public may have.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first time for comments from the public.
 
Melanie Milczynski, on behalf of herself and her partner Darren McFarland of 133 Maple Street, located directly across the street from the church, expressed concerns with the impact that the temporary use would have on the neighbourhood including parking, traffic, not being consistent with the character of the neighbourhood, concern that the apartment was created without permits and previous tenants were disruptive to the neighbourhood, and that there was no direct notices provided to the neighbours with regard to this proposal.  
 
Mayor Cooper called for the second, third and final time for comments from the public. No further comments were made thus closing the public portion of the public meeting.
 
Clerk Almas advised Council of two letters of objection received from neighbours identified as 153 Maple Street, 143 Maple Street and 148 Maple Street expressing concerns similar to that of Melanie Milczynski.
 
Ms. Nancy Farrer addressed the concerns about circulation of notice, and further noted that any comments will be considered up until the matter is considered by Council.
 
Mr. Williams addressed some of the concerns expressed from the public and Council, including communications, issues with the previous tenant, parking arrangements, permits, timing of construction of the dwelling, and the intent to create a rental space. 
 
Council inquired to when Mark Bryans’ report was to come to Council on residential housing needs as they would like to receive staffs comments before considering a report on the proposed zoning by-law.
 
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
No. 423           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent Items
A.1
M. Taiariol re: Parking Complaint as a result of a parking ticket
Receive for Information
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
Health and Safety Presentation
  • Marianne Nero, Human Resources Manager and Ron Columbus, Health and Safety Coordinator provided a presentation to Council outlining health and safety projects from September 2011 to present, the lock-out/tag-out program, internal audits, policies and procedures, training of staff, first aid and WSIB claims, and their gaols and benchmarks.
 
No. 424           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council receive the Health & Safety Presentation, as presented.
 
CARRIED
  
P2012-36         Extension of Draft Plan Approval, Georgian Meadows Plan of Subdivision – Block 35 File No.: D1202212
No. 425           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Staff Report P2012-36, recommending Council grant an extension of three (3) years to the Draft Plan Approval for the Georgian Meadows Plan of Subdivision, be approved.
 
  CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 426           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
WHEREAS the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (“OLG”) has requested individual Municipalities to respond to their RFP not later than November 16, 2012;
 
AND WHEREAS Collingwood has been identified as a potential host site for their Gaming facilities expansion within the C-7 zone;
 
AND WHEREAS the potential monetary and ancillary benefits to the taxpayers and businesses of Collingwood are significant;
 
AND WHEREAS this opportunity deserves and requires Municipal due diligence and public input as required by the OLG RFP;
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council of the Town of Collingwood instruct Staff to identify suitable locations and/or zones for the potential gaming site not later than October 15, 2012;
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council schedule a Council/Public Information Meeting regarding the potential economic and social impact to the community not later than October 30, 2012;
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT an opinion survey/poll or other public forum be conducted to include a cross-section of citizens and businesses for their feedback on the gaming facility expansion to be completed not later than November 12, 2012;
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council shall notify the OLG of the Town’s position by not later than the November 16, 2012 deadline.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 427           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council of the Town of Collingwood herein appoint Councillor Kevin Lloyd to act as our municipal representative on the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association Board of Directors.
 
CARRIED
  
BY-LAWS
No.  428          Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2012-110, being a by-law to regulate signs and other advertising devices within the Town of Collingwood,be enacted and passed this 1st day of October, 2012.
 
                        CARRIED
 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided an update on County matters including home ownership.
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Motion deferred from the regular meeting of Council September 10th and 24th, 2012 (Recommendation from Heritage Advisory Committee Minutes of August 16th, 2012):
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No. 429           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Su Murdoch be retained to undertake archival documentation, either pre or post demolition of 5 Huron Street.
 
CARRIED
 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council request that Staff prepare a report on having a therapeutic pool within the new Centennial Pool development.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 430           Moved by Councillor Edwards
 Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
           
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked security of the property of the municipality or local board; and
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes.
 
Items for Discussion: a) Sale of Terminals
     
CARRIED
 
Council proceeded to in-camera session. (7:03pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (8:27pm)
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 431           Moved by Councillor Cunningham
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2012-111, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held October 1st, 2012, be enacted and passed this 1st day of October, 2012.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:56pm.
 
            CARRIED                   
 
  
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 MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK

 

 

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