December 3, 2012 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday December 3, 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. 501           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for December 3rd, 2012 be adopted as presented.
 
  CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd declared a pecuniary interest with regard to the Supplementary Accounts Payable Revenue Voucher approved at the November 26, 2012 Council meeting during his absence, as he is a partner in the ownership of Smart’s Flowers. 
                       
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 502           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held November 26th, 2012, be approved as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES - Nil
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
DEPUTATIONS - Nil


REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 503           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved:
  • Airport Services Board Minutes, November 21, 2012
           Recommendation:
THAT Council of the Town of Collingwood, Township of Clearview and Town of Wasaga Beach consider the following motion:
 
WHEREAS it is noted in the technical guidelines for a Renewable Energy Approval that if the proponent believes that a negative environmental impact has no potential to occur, the draft project description report should include an explanation of how this determination was made;
 
AND WHEREAS the Project Description Report and Appendix C in particular (Stantec, May, 2012) contains virtually no reference to Collingwood Regional Airport;
 
AND WHEREAS Section 5.65 of the Design and Operations Report (Stantec, May, 2012) is fundamentally flawed, inadequate, and misleading with respect to the potential impact of turbines 1, 3, 4, and 8 on aircraft operations arriving and departing Collingwood Regional Airport, and the attendant negative impacts to airport operations, all as described in the Charlie Cormier report dated August 23, 2012;
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
x
 
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
 
x
Hull
x
 
West
x
 
Cunningham
x
 
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
8
1
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT the Ministry of the Environment be informed that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood believes that the documents submitted in support of the application by wpd for project approval under the Renewable Energy Act are inadequate and incomplete, and not in compliance with the Environmental Protection Act, the Green Energy Act, and Ontario Regulation 359/09, because the proponent has failed to carry out the assessment required by O.Reg. 359/09 of any negative environmental effects that may result from the engaging in the project upon Collingwood Regional Airport and on the social/economic wellbeing of the Georgian Triangle area, and in turn has failed to identify modifications to the proposal to reduce or remove the negative impacts.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
Active Transportation Plan
No. 504           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council herein approve the Active Transportation Plan.
 
                        Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councilor Cunningham
 
THAT the motion be deferred until January 7th, 2013.
                       
    CARRIED
 
P2012-02         Zoning By-law Amendment re: Balmoral Village (14 Harbour Street West); Applicant: Black Ash Enterprises Inc; (Town File No: ZBA-2010-01; Related File No. D1201211
No. 505           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT Staff Report P2012-02, recommending Council enact and pass amending Zoning By-law No. 2012-122, a by-law to remove the lands municipally addressed as 14 Harbour Street West (Balmoral Village) from the jurisdiction of the former Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 87-61 and place it into the jurisdiction of the Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2012-040 and place the lands into various residential zones and an environmental protection zone, be received.
 
            CARRIED
 
No. 506           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT By-law No. 2012-122, being a by-lawunder the provisions of sections 34 and 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended,be enacted and passed this 3rd day of December, 2012. (Balmoral Village)
 
                        CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 507           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct Staff to allocate funds from the Economic Development Publicity, Promotion and Marketing account to Town Support for the Collingwood Elvis Festival.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 508           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council hereby endorse the 2013 Collingwood Elvis Festival.
 
            CARRIED
 
No. 509           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT Council hereby approve the 2013 Council Meeting Calendar as presented.
 
                        CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
 
  • Councillor Chadwick provided notice (if needed) for a request to support an ice sculpture of the library and municipal office building.
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  • Councillor Gardhouse provided the following notice of motion to be considered at the December 17, 2012 meeting of Council:
 
WHEREAS the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (“OLG”) is requesting a decision from the municipalities in the region they have designated as “C7” to determine interest in hosting a lottery gaming facility;
 
AND WHEREAS Council has defeated a resolution on November 7th, 2012 to host a gaming facility within our municipality and has not yet determined whether they would support a facility within the region;
 
AND WHEREAS varying information has been received on revenues, impacts and statistics of host regions/municipalities of gaming facilities;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Town of Collingwood requests an extension from the OLG until February 2013 to ensure all information has been considered prior to making a decision on a approving a gaming facility in the C7 Region.
 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided an update to the County budget, and changes to waste levy.  Elections for the Warden, Deputy Warden and Committees are scheduled for December 11, 2012.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Update on Holiday Parking in the Downtown
Clerk Almas reviewed past recommendations to holiday parking in the Downtown, noting that this year’s budget recognizes free parking for the two weeks prior to Christmas until January 2, which has been done historically and is to include both on-street parking and municipal lots.
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council approve free parking in the Downtown the 2 weeks prior to Christmas until January 2 on an ongoing basis. 
 
CARRIED
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Pending List
Council inquired to the following items:
  • Commencement of Sunset Point Park: To be started in the new year
  • Pine Street Market Square: To be included in the 2013 budget discussions
  • Sidewalk By-law Amendments: As it isn’t addressed in the Active Transportation Plan, Council wishes it to be discussed at the next Police Services Board meeting and presented January 7, 2013.
 
  • Third Quarter Financial Review
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer reviewed the third quarter finances as of September 30, 2012 including taxation revenues, penalties and interest charged on arrears, and municipal operations to Council projecting an estimated surplus of $12M with a vast majority of the surplus from the COLLUS/PowerStream share sale.
 
  • Use of COLLUS/PowerStream Strategic Partnership Funds, review next steps
Clerk Almas reviewed the meeting held Saturday, confirming that comments to the allocation of the funds can be provided to Clerk Almas by December 7, 2012 and will be provided to Council for consideration.
 
  • Councillor Edwards requested an update on grants the Town has applied for, will be receiving, those pending approval, and whether it could be considered through a quarterly report.
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  • Councillor Hull requested the Executive Management Team consider a brochure on the Town Debt outlining the general reserves to provide a clear picture to the residents of Collingwood. If feasible, Councillor Hull would like to see it circulated in the COLLUS bill or posted on the Town’s website.  Council further requested a breakdown of the taxes and quarterly financial reports as provided to Council this evening be included on the website.
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 510           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2012-123, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held December 3rd, 2012 and the Special Meeting of Council held December 1st, 2012, be enacted and passed this 3rd day of December, 2012.
 
     CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:23pm.
 
            CARRIED                   
                                   
_____________________________
MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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