November 19, 2012 Council Planning and Development Minutes

A meeting of Council with regard to planning and development matters was held Monday, November 19, 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 (regrets)
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
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology 
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services (regrets)
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief (regrets)
                    Marcus Firman, Manager Water Services
             
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 478           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the content of the Council – Planning and Development Agenda for November 19, 2012 be adopted as amended:
- removal of in-camera item pertaining to thesecurity of the property of the municipality or local board to discuss a development charges request.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment – Hospice
 
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 application being heard this evening, in accordance with the Planning Act. Notice was provided October 26, 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. Mr. Trevor Houghton, Senior Planner, reviewed the application and comments received to date.
 
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Town File No. D141112) pertains to a parcel of land located behind the Sunset Manor and Georgian Gables buildings and is legally described as Lots 36 & 37, Part of Albert Street and Part of the 6.10 Lane, Register Plan 282, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe.  The property subject to the proposed rezoning is located at the rear portion of the Sunset Manor land located at 49 Raglan Street.
 
The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone a portion of the subject land to permit a main building or use to be constructed on a lot without frontage onto a street.  The subject lands are proposed to be developed as the site of the Hospice Georgian Triangle building.
 
Mr. Bruce West, Chair of Hospice Georgian Triangle addressed Council to review the development and funding for the project.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first, 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 5:17pm.
 
Council requested clarification with the amount of beds being provided, and connectivity to the trail system. Mr. West confirmed that six beds are proposed at this time with the opportunity to expand to ten in the future. The Board noted the benefits of being located in close proximity to public transit as opposed to trail access at this time.
 
Presentation
  • Social Housing - County of Simcoe
Terry Talon, General Manager, Social and Community Servicesand John Connell, Program Supervisor Social Housing Department provided a presentation to Council outlining the County’s role in social housing, mandated programs including non-profit housing, waiting list management, the Simcoe County Housing Corp., non-mandated programs including rent supplement, the Canada-Ontario affirmable housing program, social housing renovating and retrofit program, renewal energy initiative, and the County’s affordable housing incentives.
 
Ms. Talon addressed questions from Council with respect to the Provincial comment period on applications, and various funding programs available. 
 
STAFF REPORTS
  • Residential Policy Review
Mark Bryan, Community Planner – Planning Services provided Council with a residential policy review outlining provincial growth management policies, changing demographics and economic trends, new housing and neighbourhood demands, built boundary review, land supply, infill and intensification, potential density changes, and changes to the Official Plan.
 
Mr. Bryan and Ms. Farrer addressed questions from Council with respect to intensification, wastewater treatment capacity, revisions to the zoning by-law to address supplementary housing and coach houses, considering secondary suites in townhouses, and retaining greenspace within the growth areas.
 
P2012-41         Severing Municipal Properties When Used for Other Purposes
No. 479           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report P2012-41 and direct staff to provide an annual notice to organizations that operate a continued use on municipal property (for non-municipal purposes) confirming the equivalent property tax exemption.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 480           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checkedlabour relations or employee negotiations.
 
Item for Discussion: a) Union Negotiations with I.A.F.F.
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTIONS – Nil
 
OLD / DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Mr. Ed Houghton, Acting CAO reviewed a petition requesting transit service to the Blue resort area further noting the petition will help to bring awareness of this need in the community and hope that the Town of The Blue Mountains and the Village will consider the results of the survey when this initiative is considered.
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  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:38pm)
 

Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (7:47pm)
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:47pm.
 
CARRIED                   
 
 
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 MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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