July 22, 2013 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday July 22, 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
 
Staff Present:                       
John Brown, Interim CAO
Sara Almas, Clerk
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Larry Irwin, Director of Information Technology
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services / Acting Director PRC
Bill Plewes, Chief Building Official
Brian MacDonald, Manager of Engineering Services
Marcus Firman, Manager of Water Services
                                              
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 298           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for July 22nd, 2013 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 299           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                        Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the following minutes of Council be hereby approved as presented:
  • Special meeting of Council held July 3rd, 2013
  • Regular meeting of Council held July 8th, 2013
  • Special Meeting of Council held July 17th, 2013
 
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 Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment (100 Second Street)
 
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 rezoning application being heard this evening, in accordance with the Planning Act. Notice was provided June 28, 2013.
 
Senior Planner, Trevor Houghton, reviewed the details of the application including comments received with respect to the application.
 
The proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment has been submitted on land legally described as Lots 1, 2 & 3 and the Lane, Registered Plan 477, and Part Lots 21 & 22, west of Pine Street, and Part Lot 23, east of Pine Street, Registered Plan 73, being Parts 1, 2 & 3 on Reference Plan 51R-36705 in the Town of Collingwood, County of Simcoe and is municipally addressed as 100 Second Street.
 
The purpose of the proposed Official Plan Amendment and the Zoning By-law Amendment is to re-designate the subject property from the site specific Downtown Core Two (DC-2) land use designation to the Medium Density Residential land use designation, and to rezone the property from the Downtown Core Exception Six (C1-6) zone to a Residential Third Exception (R3-E) zone.
 
The effectof the proposed Official Plan Amendment and the Zoning By-law Amendment is to allow the conversion of the existing building for the purpose of a six (6) unit residential condominium building, and to permit proposed detached accessory buildings closer to a street than the main building.
 
Mr. Steve Assaff, applicant, advised Council that he had nothing further to add.  
 
Mayor Cooper called for the first, second, third and final time for comments from the public.  There were no further comments.  The public portion of the meeting closed at 5:18pm.
 
Mr. Houghton addressed questions from Council including, when the application would be forwarded to the County for consideration, the target user group for the development, site plan requirements with respect to access points to the site, location of accessory buildings, parking, landscaping, storage / removal of snow and property maintenance, and whether parking along the boulevard would be permitted once the property has been developed.
 
DEPUTATION - Nil
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 300           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
Thatthe General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent Items
A.1
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative re: Congratulations on receiving the 2013 Wege Small Cities Sustainability Award, for the Community Pathways Initiative
Received for Information
A.2
NVCA Highlights of the NVCA Board of Directors Meeting No. 05/13 - Jun 28, 2013
Received for Information
A.3
Consul-General of Japan re: Abe Administration – Ongoing revitalization of economy
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 301           Moved by Councillor Cunningham
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the following minutes be hereby received:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes, May 1, 2013
  • Collingwood Downtown BIA Board of Management Minutes, June 26, 2013
  • Elvis Festival Services Board Minutes, June 19, 2013
  • Collingwood Heritage Committee Minutes, June 20, 2013
  • Police Services Board Minutes, May 21, 2013
                                   
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
 
2012 Audited Financial Statement Presentation
Sue Bragg, Gaviller & Company presented the Audited Financial Statements and addressed questions from Council.
No. 302           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council hereby approve the 2012 Audited Financial Statements.
 
CARRIED
  
MOTIONS
No. 303           Moved by Councillor West
                        Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
WHEREAS Transport Canada has provided the Town of Collingwood with a proposal to acquire land through its Port Divestiture Program;
 
AND WHEREAS in order to proceed in further discussions with Transport Canada the municipality is to confirm its interest to acquire the land;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council authorize Staff to enter into further discussions with Transport Canada to acquire two small land parcels located along the Collingwood Harbour within the vicinity of the Waste Water Treatment Plant and report back to Council once a formal Letter of Intent has been provided from Transport Canada to the Town of Collingwood.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 304           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                        Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood has been working cooperatively with a local private School, known as Pretty River Academy, in the Town of Collingwood, and is supportive of their plans that provide an additional community facility for recreation opportunities, utilizing an air supported structure;
 
AND WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood has recently authorized entering into a deferral agreement for its development charges to recognize the service this facility could provide to a number of user groups while allowing the Town an opportunity to review our Development Charge background study and charges applicable to air supported structures;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Town of Collingwood hereby further requests the County of Simcoe to enter into a Development Charges Deferral Agreement with Pretty River Academy to further support this year-round recreational opportunity for our region.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 305           Moved by Councillor Hull
                        Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT this Council proceeds in camera in order to address a matter pertaining to: