February 4, 2013 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday February 4, 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
Sara Almas, Clerk
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology 
Marta Proctor, Director of Leisure Services
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services (arrived at 6:07pm)
Trent Elyea, Fire Chief
Marcus Firman, Manager of Water Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 052           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for February 4th, 2013 be adopted as presented.
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the Council Agenda be amended by removing the PRC Parks Projects Presentation.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 052           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for February 4th, 2013 be adopted as amended.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
           
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 053           Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held January 28th, 2013 and the special meeting of Council held January 30th, 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.
PUBLIC MEETING
Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (11521 Highway No. 26 West, Pretty River Academy)
 
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 January 11, 2013.
 
Senior Planner Trevor Houghton reviewed the details of the planning application.
 
The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment (Town File No. D141212) pertains to a parcel of land located on the south side of Highway No. 26 West and is legally described as Concession 11, Lots 47 and 48, Part 1, Reference Plan No. 51R-7182, Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe.  The lands subject to the proposed zoning by-law amendment are located at the front portion of the property municipally addressed as 11521 Highway No. 26 West.
 
The purpose and effectof the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to expand the list of permitted uses to include all of the Community Service uses listed in Zoning By-law No. 2010-040 and to permit a temporary tent for a maximum of 365 days in a calendar year.  Examples of the permitted uses being added include an arena, an assembly hall, a community centre and a life skills centre.  The subject lands will continue to be in a Community Services Exception Four – CS-4 zone.
 
Mr. Michael Melling, agent on behalf of the applicant, requested Council’s favourable consideration, and further noting that they do not believe that a rezoning was necessary.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first time for comments from the public.
 
Mr. Carlo Palmero, expressed his concern with the bubble, feeling that it encroaches the highway.  Mr. Palmero further stated that the dome should be able to be rented, but was not in favour of any partnerships. Mr. Palmero was offended by the letter that was mass mailed to the community. 
 
Mayor Cooper called for the second time for comments from the public.
 
Andrew Stuart, on behalf of the Collingwood Titans Ruby Association, wanted to ensure that the associations comments had been received in support of the sports dome.  
 
Russell Schick, Collingwood resident and on behalf of the Collingwood United Soccer Board, expressed the Club and Boards support of the rezoning application. 
 
Wayne Wood, Collingwood resident, advised Council that he has nothing against the dome or school, but he is concerned with the proposed by-law amendments, issuance of a building permit and waiving of development charges.  He believes that the structure should be classified as an air supported structure under the Building Code Act and treated accordingly. Mr. Wood feels that when the building permit is issued, fees should be paid, including development charges.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the third time for comments from the public.
 
Bonny Griffiths, Collingwood resident, requested that Council turn down the proposed zoning by-law amendment application. Ms. Griffith questioned how the air supported structure is considered a tent, why the demolition of the house was not completed, when the washroom facilities are to be constructed, the frequency in which the property is used outside of regular school hours, whether adequate parking is provided, the location of the entrance sign, the effectiveness of the culvert to divert water from the trail, designated snow storage areas and snow removal, required signage in the wetland area, and whether the development charges for the dome have been paid.
 
Mayor Cooper called for the final time for comments from the public. No further comments were made thus closing the public portion of the public meeting.
 
Council inquired to whether an amendment to the zoning by-law was required. Mr. Houghton and municipal solicitor Leo Longo both confirmed that the rezoning application is in order and required. Council further inquired to the cost to take down the structure, the temporary nature of the structure, future development charges, and uses of the sports dome.
 
DEPUTATION - NIL
 
CONSENT AGENDA - NIL
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 054           Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the minutes of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee meeting held January 16, 2013, be received as presented.
 
 CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 055           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
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 advice that is subject to solicitor/client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose.
 
Items for discussion: a) Personnel matters
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS
No. 056           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-010, being a by-lawto authorize the execution of a two (2) year collective agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood and the Collingwood Professional Fire Fighter’s Association Local 938, I.A.F.F., be enacted and passed this 4th day of February, 2013.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 057           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-011, being a by-law to authorize the execution of an agreement between the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services of Ontario (“Ontario”) and the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood (“The Municipality”) for the provision of Police Services under Section 10 of the Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P. 15, be enacted and passed this 4th day of February, 2013.
 
  CARRIED
 
No. 058           Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-012, being a by-law to authorize the execution of an easement agreement between the County of Simcoe and the Town of Collingwood, be enacted and passed this 4th day of February, 2013.
 
  CARRIED
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided an update to matters being discussed at the County including an update with respect to waste management matters.
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Councillor Lloyd expressed concern with recent comments quoted in the local media with respect to the state of the Eddie Bush Arena.
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council direct staff to prepare a report to confirm the status of the Eddie Bush Arena and needed repairs, and attach a copy of the Funding (CIIF) Application.
 
CARRIED 
  • Pending List -- no concerns received.
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:07pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (6:50pm)
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 059           Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-013, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the special meeting of Council held January 30th, 2013 and the regular meeting of Council held February 4th, 2013 be enacted and passed this 4th day of February, 2013.
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:51pm.
 
           CARRIED                   
 
                                         
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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