January 21, 2013 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday January 21, 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 (Regrets)
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
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief
Marcus Firman, Manager of Water Services
 
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 030     Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                 Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for January 21st, 2013 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
Clerk Almas noted the reason to go in-camera to discuss the Accessibility Advisory Committee, being personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
           
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 031     Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                 Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held January 14th, 2013, 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. 
  • Mayor Cooper provided an update to a letter sent to all residents in Collingwood from Don Gallinger regarding the Pretty River Academy Sports Dome Facility, noting an official statement will be made at Council next week. 


PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Mair Mills Villages, 260 Mountain Road)
 
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 December 21, 2012.
 
Community Planner Mark Bryan reviewed the details of the planning application.
 
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Town File No. D14912), pertains to lands located to the southwest of the Tenth Line and Mountain Road intersection, and is commonly referred to as the ‘Mair Mills Villages’ Plan of Subdivision.  The subject property fronts onto Mountain Road and Tenth Line and is 19.82 hectares (48.96 acres) in size.  It is legally described as Part of the North Half Lot 44, Concession 11, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe andknown municipally as 260 Mountain Road.  The lands are draft approved for a Plan of Subdivision for which the applicant now seeks a reconfiguration and then an approval extension.  The lands aredesignated in the Collingwood Official Plan as Variable Density Residential and are zoned Residential Second Density (R2), Residential Third Density Exception Twenty-Nine (R3-29), Environmental Protection (EP) and Recreation (REC) in the Collingwood Zoning By-law No. 2010-40, as amended.
 
The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands from the Residential Second Density (R2), Residential Third Density Exception Twenty-Nine (R3-29), Recreation (REC), and Environmental Protection (EP) zones to Residential Third Density (R3), Local Convenience Commercial (C6), Recreation (REC), and Environmental Protection (EP) zones in order to reconfigure the subdivision and permit a greater mix of dwelling types, including singles, semis, townhomes and apartments, and add local convenience commercial uses.  Reconfiguration of the draft approved plan of subdivision also entails adjustments to the parkland and stormwater management blocks. 
 
These lands are also subject to a request for redline revisions to the associated draft approved plan of subdivision (pursuant to section 51 of the Planning Act) in order to address the aforementioned reconfiguration of lots and blocks (File No. D1203112).
 
Ms. Shelly Wells, planning agent on behalf of the applicant, addressed Council providing further details of the merits of the application and requested Council’s favourable consideration.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first time for comments from the public.
 
Mr. Tom Baulke, Lawyer on behalf of the Blue Mountain Golf and Country Club, reviewed past conditions with respect to the compatibility of the residential development and the golf course operations. Mr. Baulke advised Council that the club feels the higher density and possible daycare use are not as compatible as the larger lots originally proposed along the golf course and requested Council consider relocating the higher density dwelling units to a different location within the subdivision.  The golf club would also like to ensure the three conditions set out in 2006 are retained. Mr. Baulke further requested an easement along the 10th Line be retained for underground infrastructure.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the second time for comments from the public.
 
Marilyn Chisholm, resident of Thomas Drive, asked if when they purchased their home if they should have known that these lands were to be developed in this manner, expressing concerns to the traffic that will be funnelled through Thomas Drive, requesting the density not be that high and another exit be located on Mountain Road.   Ms. Chisholm further inquired to where the address of 260 Mountain Road came from as there is no such address that has access from Mountain Road, what the present traffic count is for Mountain Road and what condition Mountain Road would be in when the construction is underway.  Mr. Bryan clarified 260 Mountain Road is the 911 address for the large parcel being considered.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the third and final time for comments from the public. No further comments were made thus closing the public portion of the public meeting at 5:46pm.
 
Council inquired to who is responsible for the road upgrades for the urbanization of the 10th Line. Staff confirmed that the developer would be responsible for their portion of the required upgrades with the Town responsible for the remainder of the work.
 
Council further inquired to trail access and walkways further commenting to the walkability of the neighbourhood the commercial component will bring, the type of apartment dwelling being proposed, whether a market analysis has been undertaken to determine that there is a market for this type of product and change in density and how the density of this subdivision compares to that of other subdivisions presently being developed that have multiple access points, the amount of buffer being provided between the road and park area and potential traffic and road issues.
 
Ms. Wells addressed questions of Council, confirming the style of home being proposed is more attainable and where the market is at this point, and provided clarification to the proposed density and traffic assessment.
 
Staff will bring forward a report for Council’s consideration in approximately one month.
 
DEPUTATIONS - Nil
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 032           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
Rogers TV re: Weekly Council Meeting Coverage – No coverage February 4th, 2013 due to the 2013 Dominion Tankard Ontario Men’s Curling Championship
Received for Information
A.2
Heart and Stroke Foundation request for proclamation of the month of February as Heart Month (response from Office of the Mayor attached)
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
C2013-02        Disposal of Additional Lands Declared Surplus
No. 033           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Staff Report C2013-02, recommendingCouncil herein direct staff to proceed with the requisite notice and process provided for the consideration of the surplus lands, as attached, in accordance with By-law 03-42 governing the sale of land, be approved.
 
  CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 034           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the accounts payable revenue vouchers for the month of December 2012, in the amount of $9,982,829.58, be approved as presented.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 035           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT this Council proceeds in Camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees; and
checked labour relations or employee negotiations.
 
Items for Discussion: a) Fire Services Negotiations; b) Accessibility Advisory Committee Applications
 
  CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
 
Councillor Hull provided the following notice of motion to be considered by Council on January 28, 2013:
 
Whereas on January 23, 2012, The Corporation of the Town of Collingwood sold 50% of Collingwood Utility Services Corporation to our new partner PowerStream Incorporated, enacted through the passing of By-law 2012-011;
 
Therefore be it resolved as these COLLUS shares were owned by the taxpayers and residents of Collingwood that the total proceeds as they are received be held in an interest bearing account until the following is completed by the Municipality: 
  1. Identify a minimum of three strategic opportunities for the use of the proceeds on behalf of the taxpayers;
  2. The preparation of Staff Reports for each of the identified opportunities outlining the economic and social benefits and financial investment of each opportunity;
  3. And lastly, hold further public dialogue to engage the citizens of the Town of Collingwood for their input and comments on the various opportunities identified by Council and Staff to ensure that the proceeds of this public sale are being used in the best interest of the taxpayers and residents of the Town of Collingwood. 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Mayor Cooper provided an update to the petition received by Council on January 14, 2013 in regard to proposed entrance to new arena at Central Park noting that the item will be further discussed during budget deliberations. Acting CAO Houghton further noted a memo has been prepared outlining the various options to be reviewed during budget deliberations. 
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:20pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (7:01pm)
 
  CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No. 036           Moved by Councillor Cunningham
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-007, being a by-law to appoint members to the Accessibility Advisory Committee, be enacted and passed this 21st day of January, 2013.
 
  CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 037           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-008, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held January 21st, 2013 be enacted and passed this 21st day of January, 2013.
 
  CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:02pm.
 
            CARRIED                   
 
                                         
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK

 

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