October 7, 2013 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday October 7, 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:                       
John Brown, CAO
Sara Almas, Clerk
Marjory Leonard, Treasurer
Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services
Peter Dunbar, Interim Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Brian MacDonald, Manager of Engineering Services
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 384           Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
                      Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for October 7th, 2013 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
           
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 385           Moved by Councillor Edwards
                      Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held September 30th, 2013 be approved as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES - Nil
 
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Centennial Aquatic Centre Free Swim Program, Rotary Club Cheque Presentation
The Rotary Club presented Council with a cheque in the amount of $5288.40 to provide a two hour free swim program for one year at the Centennial Aquatic Centre. Mayor Cooper thanked them for their support and recognized the Club’s dedication and service to the Community.
  • Mayor Cooper introduced Ms. Mays, Communications Officer for the Town of Collingwood. Ms. Mays thanked Council for this opportunity.
  • Council reported on various community events they had attended and announced upcoming events.
DEPUTATION
  • Stop the Drop
Colin Dobell, Executive Director addressed Council advising them of their objectives requesting Councils support to engage stakeholders and to make “public opinion” more visible to elected representatives.  Mr. Dobell provided three suggestions for Council’s consideration to participate in action initiatives that will support this cause.   Staff will further discuss the suggestions provided by Mr. Dobell and report back to Council.  
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 386           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                      Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
 
General Consent Items
A.1
Bancroft and Hastings Highlands Disaster Relief Committee request for donations (motion prepared)
Direction Required
A.2
S. Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon re: Private Member’s Bill the Aggregate Recycling Promotion Act
Received for Information
 
CARRIED
 
A.1       Bancroft and Hastings Highlands Disaster Relief Committee request for donations
No. 387           Moved by Councillor Lloyd
                       Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Council provide a donation of $1000.00 to the Bancroft and Hastings Disaster Relief Committee to assist in the April 2013 flood disaster relief efforts.
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 388           Moved by Councillor Cunningham
                      Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the Accessibility Advisory Committee minutes of September 4, 2013 be hereby received.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
CPU2013-01    Madeline Drive Long Point Road Municipal Water Servicing
No. 389           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                      Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report CPU2013-01, recommending Council enact By-law No. 2013-086 to establish the Water Servicing Charge for lands abutting Long Point Road, Madeline Drive and Lindsay Lane, be received. 
 
CARRIED
 
No. 390           Moved by Councillor Chadwick
                      Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-086, being a by-law respecting water servicing and connections for lands abutting Long Point Road, Madeline Drive and Lindsay Lane and imposing charges related thereto, be enacted and passed this 7th day of October, 2013.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS - Nil
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
  • Councillor Lloyd provided the following notice of motion with regard to Better Together Collingwood:
 
WHEREAS Mr. Brian Saunderson has conducted and made public a survey and has placed an advertisement in the Enterprise Bulletin dated Oct. 4th, 2013, noting the surveys alleged conclusions;
 
AND WHEREAS Mr. Brian Saunderson has also commented on his survey in the Oct. 4th, 2013 edition of the Enterprise Bulletin, and further written the Editor of the Collingwood Connection dated Oct 4th, 2013 with the subsequent publishing of his letter;
 
AND WHEREAS Mr. Brian Saunderson has not made public the methodology used or professional research company engaged to undertake the survey;
 
AND WHEREAS the survey may or may not be valid, nor the respondents fairly reflect the community as a whole;
 
AND WHEREAS Mr. Saunderson has not publically disclosed his organizations mandate, his authority to speak on their behalf, his role within the organization, or its membership, publically;
 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council respectfully requests Mr. Saunderson provide to Council and make public, in both local newspapers, the information requested herein, so that the public of Collingwood can be properly informed as to Mr. Saunderson’s conclusions, including assurance of the professionalism and credibility of the survey.
 
COUNTY REPORT
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided an update to matters being discussed at the County including speed limits along the 10th Concession between Sixth Street and Poplar Sideroad and leaf pick in Collingwood.  Staff agreed to investigate the leaf and yard waste schedule for future years.
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Pending List Review
No. 391           Moved by Councillor West
   Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT Council receive the Pending List, as presented.
 
CARRIED
  • Resolution No. 312
Clarification was requested with respect to the status of the Sunset Point project. CAO Brown confirmed the options will be further discussed during the capital budget process and the item will be removed from the pending list and included in the 2014 budget deliberations.  
 
  • Councillor Edwards noted that last week Marcus Firman, Doug Garbutt and himself attended a climate change session providing a brief overview of the seminar including the need to be pro-active with severe weather event planning.
  • Councillor Hull requested the following:
 - An updatefrom Staff and / or the Developers on the status of the developments at the corners or Hurontario and Hume Street and Hurontario and Huron Streets.
 - Consideration be given the reestablishment of a full time Economic Development Officer for the 2014 budget.
 - A status update with respect to the KPMG review.
  • Interim Parks, Recreation and Culture Director, Peter Dunbar confirmed that they have experienced some minor delays however the facility will be operational for a soft opening as scheduled.
     
  • Mayor Cooper noted the “Know What’s in Your Mouth” tool kit provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to bring awareness to the health risks of chewing tobacco.
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 392           Moved by Councillor Hull
                        Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT By-law No. 2013-087, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held October 7th, 2013 be enacted and passed this 7th day of October, 2013.
 
CARRIED


ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:13pm.
                                                                                                                     
            CARRIED                   
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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