January 14, 2013 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday January 14, 2013 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 (Regrets)
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. 017           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for January 14th, 2013 be adopted as presented.
 
  CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
     
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 018           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held January 7th, 2013, be approved as presented.
 
                        CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
  • Councillor Hull requested an update with respect to Consent Item A.6 of last week’s Council meeting (petition: proposed entrance way to the new arena at Central Park). Mayor Cooper advised that Staff have prepared a report on the matter that will be presented to Council in the near future.
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
 
DEPUTATIONS - NIL
 


CONSENT AGENDA
No. 019           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent Items
A.1
AMP Solar Group Inc, request for resolutions re: installation of solar rooftop projects on public schools within Collingwood(Resolutions prepared)
Direction Required
A.2
Chi Biidaaske Inc (c/o Gemco Inc), request for resolution re: installation of solar rooftop project at 11521 Hwy 26, Pretty River Academy(Resolution prepared)
Direction Required
A.3
Letter of Support for Collingwood Jays Minor Baseball and Rotary Club of Collingwood – South Georgian Bay’s application to the Jays Care Foundation Field of Dreams Program (Pursuant to the Endorsement Policy)
Received for Information
A.4
NVCA Press Release: $29 million federal grant announced for protection of Lake Simcoe and South-Eastern Georgian Bay
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
A.1       AMP Solar Group Inc, request for resolutions re: installation of solar rooftop projects on public schools within Collingwood
 
No. 020           Moved by Councillor Cunningham
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
WHEREAS AMP Solar Group Inc, on behalf of the Simcoe County District School Board (the "Applicant") proposes to construct and operate a Solar Rooftop project (the "Project") on the following public schools within Collingwood (the "Property") in the Town of Collingwood under the Province's FIT Program:
 
Admiral Collingwood Elementary School      15 Dey Drive, Collingwood
Cameron Street Public School                     575 Cameron Street, Collingwood
Collingwood Collegiate Institute                   6 Cameron Street, Collingwood
Connaught Public School                            300 Peel Street, Collingwood
Mountain View Elementary School              300 Spruce Street, Collingwood
 
AND WHEREAS the Applicant has requested that Council of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood indicate by resolution Council's support for the construction and operation of the Project on the Property;
 
AND WHEREAS pursuant to the rules governing the FIT Program (the “FIT Rules”), Applications whose Projects receive the formal support of Municipalities will be awarded priority points, which may result in the Applicant being offered a FIT Contract prior to other persons applying for FIT Contracts;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood supports the construction and operation of the Project on the Property.
 
CARRIED
 
A.2       Chi Biidaaske Inc (c/o Gemco Inc), request for resolution re: installation of solar rooftop project at 11521 Hwy 26, Pretty River Academy
 
No. 021           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
WHEREAS Chi Biidaaske Inc. (the "Applicant") proposes to construct and operate a Solar Rooftop project (the "Project") at 11521 Highway 26 East, Pretty River Academy (the "Property") in the Town of Collingwood under the Province's FIT Program;
 
AND WHEREAS the Applicant has requested that Council of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood indicate by resolution Council's support for the construction and operation of the Project on the Property;
 
AND WHEREAS pursuant to the rules governing the FIT Program (the “FIT Rules”), Applications whose Projects receive the formal support of Municipalities will be awarded priority points, which may result in the Applicant being offered a FIT Contract prior to other persons applying for FIT Contracts;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THATCouncil of the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood supports the construction and operation of the Project on the Property.
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 022           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the minutes of the Collingwood Downtown BIA Board of Management AGM held  November 28, 2012, be hereby received.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 023           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT the minutes of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee held December 19, 2012, be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved.
 
RECOMMENDING THAT the preapproved 2013 CRC Grant Program fund of $50,000.00 dollars, be used to fund the requests, as per the attached addendum.
 
                        CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
Active Transportation Plan
Robert Voigt, Manager, Planning and Infrastructure Projects provided a short overview of the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) and addressed questions from Council.
No. 024           Moved by Councillor Hull
   Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council adopt the Active Transportation Plan.
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
Amendment: THAT the word “adopt” be replaced with “received”, and include that projects will be reviewed annually during the budget process.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 024           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council receive the Active Transportation Plan, and further that the various projects be reviewed annually during the budget process.
 
CARRIED
 
PRC2013-03    Harbour and Docking Options Update
No. 025           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report PRC2013-03 for information, providing an update on current conditions for recreational users within the Port of Collingwood Harbour;
 
AND THAT Council direct staff to proceed with developing a harbour strategy to determine short and long term goals to enhance the harbour area for the public and various stakeholders with the phased options to be presented to Council for consideration once defined;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to work with the Collingwood Yacht Club to develop an appropriate temporary arrangement, which will have no financial impact on the town or negative impact on other harbour users, to address the Collingwood Yacht Club’s immediate issues as a result of the low water levels.
 
  CARRIED
 


PRC2013-04    Deaccessioning of the Nahma
No. 026           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council receive Staff Report PRC2013-04 as an update on the The Nahma;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council authorize Museum Staff to deaccession The Nahma (accession #994.30) and transfer to the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, as per the conditions of the donation set by the donor’s estate.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
Decision with Respect to Development Charge Appeal(87 St. Lawrence Street)
No. 027           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
WHEREAS Mr. A. Woolnough, property owner of 87 St. Lawrence Street (the “Property”), submitted a complaint under s. 20 of the Development Charges Act requesting Council of the Town of Collingwood reduce the amount of development charges required for the redevelopment of the Property;
 
AND WHEREAS a hearing was held on January 7, 2013;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council herein rectify the development charge determination applicable to 87 St. Lawrence Street providing a reduction of the Town portion in the amount of $21,064.00.
 
            CARRIED
 
No. 028           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood is considering the sale of the Collingwood Terminals, located at 1 Heritage Drive, including additional lands/water lots;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of Collingwood herein declare the approximate lands/water lot as identified on the attached as surplus to the needs of the municipality and commence the land sale process for the subject property.
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided an update to the following County matters including the budget, planning for waste management and a reminder that Christmas tree pick up is this week.
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • As requested by Councillor Chadwick, the Clerk confirmed that the new sidewalk by-law will be developed and brought forward to Council in the near future for consideration.  
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Councillor Hull requested clarification from the Deputy Mayor / Budget Chair with respect to the 2013 budget. Deputy Mayor Lloyd advised that staff are working diligently on the budget and that the numbers are still being refined.  He noted that an increase between 1 to 1.5% is his preference, and hopes that can be attainable.  The draft budget is expected to be provided to Council for consideration in mid February. 
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 029           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-006, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held January 14th, 2013 be enacted and passed this 14th day of January, 2013.
 
  CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:46pm.
 
            CARRIED                   
               
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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