November 5, 2012 Council Minutes

 
A meeting of Council was held Monday November 5, 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 (regrets)
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 466           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda and Addendum for November 5th, 2012 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
                       
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 467           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meetings of Council held October 22nd, 2012 and October 29th, 2012, be approved as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
 
PUBLIC MEETING
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 proposed development charges for the Black Ash Creek Watershed Special Policy Area being heard this evening, in accordance with the Development Charges Act. Notice was provided beginning October 5, 2012 in the Enterprise Bulletin for five consecutive weeks.
 
Black Ash Creek – Development Charges, Nancy Neale, Watson & Associates
 
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer, introduced Nancy Neale, Watson & Associates who reviewed the report and proposed development charges.
 
Proposed Black Ash Creek Watershed Special Policy Area Development Charges By-law Pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, the purpose of the public meeting is to enable the public to understand generally the area-specific development charge proposal and to solicit public input.  The area covered by the area-specific development charge is shown below
 
The purpose and effect of the proposed by-law is to allow the Town to recover a portion of the costs of the Black Ash Creek (BAC) channelization project.  This project was undertaken to permit residential and non-residential development to take place in locations within the BAC Special Policy Area.  The benefiting area includes both the watershed area located to the west of BAC, and the Special Policy area located to the east of BAC.  Storm water drains into the Black Ash Creek primarily from lands located in the watershed (to the west) causing potential flooding to occur on lands located in the Special Policy Area (to the east).  The channelization works are designed, in part, to prevent future flooding in the Special Policy Area. 
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first time for comments from the public.
 
Mr. Jim Hartman, Greenland Consulting on behalf of Eden Oak Homes requested clarification with respect to Part 4 of the By-law regarding exemption, ensuring the Eden Oak lands remain exempt from the by-law.  Treasurer Marjory Leonard confirmed that they would remain exempt.
 
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 at 5:28pm.
 
No. 468           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council approve the Development Charges Background Study dated September 27, 2012;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council has determined that no further public meeting is required.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 469           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2012-114, being a by-law to establish area-specific development charges for the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 5th day of November 2012.
 
CARRIED
 
DEPUTATIONS
 
  • Friends of Central Park Update
Dr.Mike Lewin, spokesperson for the Friends of Central Park, reported on the input received to date, their public meeting held October 3 and other important facts pertaining to the current recreation project.  He expressed concerns with the process undertaken, communications with the community, adherence to town procedures, costs of the project and Council’s decision.
 
Council requested clarification be provided to the items within the documents submitted by Friends of Central Park.
 
  • Proposed Collingwood Clippers Trillium Grant Collaboration
Sharon McFarlane, president of Clippers and founder, advised Council of their recent submission for funds through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and requested Councils support for a collaborative business plan that would permit their club to providing swim school programming.    
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council request staff prepare a report to clarify the request from the Collingwood Clippers to meet the Trillium Grant collaboration proposal and determine how this will meet the current funding proposal.
 
CARRIED
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 470           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent Items
A.1
R. Dolan, Pulmonary Hypertension Association re: Request to Proclaim November Pulmonary Hypertension Month (response from Office of the Mayor attached)
Receive for Information
A.2
Jacques Cote, Canada Post re: Community Mail boxes in new developments
Receive for Information
A.3
B. Chiarelli, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure/Ministry of Transportation re: Investment in infrastructure and meeting infrastructure responsibilities
Receive for Information
A.4
L. Politano, Regional Director, Ministry of Transportation re: Funding for the construction of Highway 26 widening between Sixth Line and Pretty River Pkwy being deferred
Receive for Information
A.5
Township of Essa re: Public Information Centre regarding the Nottawasaga River Erosion Hazard Study (Tuesday November 6th)
Receive for Information
A.6
M. MacIntyre, Huronia Community Foundation re: Extending services into Collingwood
Receive for Information

 

CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 471           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • BIA Board of Management Minutes, October 3, 2012
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee Minutes, October 17, 2012
 
CARRIED
 
BIA Presentation:  Board of Management Update on Initiatives and Projects (completed and upcoming) Joe Saunders, Chair, BIA; Susan Nicholson, General Manager BIA; Paula Lehr, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator, Town of Collingwood addressed Council outlining the initiatives and projects the BIA have completed this year and projects they are actively undertaking.
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council waive the notice of motion requirement of the procedural by-law to consider a motion to allow free parking in the Downtown to commemorate Random Act of Kindness Day.
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT free parking be permitted in the Downtown on Friday, November 9, 2012 to commemorate Random Act of Kindness Day.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
T2012-17         Hospice Georgian Triangle
No. 472           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report T2012-17 for information;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council herein authorize the waiving of fees and charges as noted in Staff Report T2012-17 applicable to the Hospice Georgian Triangle Residential Hospice project;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council provide a grant to Hospice Georgian Triangle in an amount equal to the Town-wide Development Charges applicable to the development.
 
CARRIED
 
PW2012-15     Automatic Weather Observation Station for the Collingwood Airport
No. 473           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report PW2012-15, recommending Council authorize the transfer of $21,400 from the Airport Reserve to finance the balance owing on the purchase of the Automatic Weather Observation System, be approved.
 
  CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 474           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
WHEREAS Council of the Town of Collingwood is considering the Ontario Lottery Gaming’s (OLG) request for proposals to host the proposed C-7 gaming facility expansion within the Town of Collingwood;
 
AND WHEREAS concerns regarding potential increased local medical and social costs have been expressed by members of the public;
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
 
x
K. Lloyd
 
x
Chadwick
 
x
Hull
 
x
West
x
 
Cunningham
 
x
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
4
5

 

AND WHEREAS the potential annual municipal revenue from the proposed gaming facility operation is approximately $3,000,000.00, and dispersed at the discretion and direction of the host municipality;
 
AND WHEREAS it is desirable and proactive for Collingwood Council to enhance the social assistance programs currently offered by OLG and provide a commitment to the community to address potential local challenges of a gaming facility; 
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood informs the OLG of Collingwood’s interest to host a gaming site within the Municipality;
 
DEFEATED (recorded vote)
 
No. 475           Moved by Councillor West
  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 personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.
Items for Discussion: a) Personnel Matter; b) Development Charges Request
 
                        CARRIED
 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided a County update to the review of waste management tax levy from the County and whether to keep it out of the general tax levy. 
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Pending List Review, update provided by Mayor Cooper and Acting CAO Houghton.
Mayor Cooper confirmed the Town of the Blue Mountains, Blue Mountain Village and Collingwood would be getting together to meet on the transit link in the near future.
 
  • Councillor West informed Council of the OHA’s interest in establishing an OHA Junior B franchise in Collingwood.
  •  

  • Councillor Chadwick request for Staff Report:
 
No. 476           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council herein direct staff to prepare a report to considering implementing a Parking Program in the Downtown that will include a possible cost sharing initiative with the BIA or other potential charity organizations, ensuring a sustainable parking operation that would include establishing a Parking Reserve Fund, as previously recommended by the BIA Board of Management.
 
 CARRIED
 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (7:52pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (9:15pm)
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 477           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2012-115, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held October 29th, 2012 and the regular meeting of Council held November 5th, 2012 be enacted and passed this 5th day of November, 2012.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 9:16pm.
 
            CARRIED                   
 
                                         
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 MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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