January 13, 2014 Council Agenda

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A meeting of Council will be held Monday January 13, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
 
ORDER OF BUSINESS
                                            
1.  CALL OF COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
2.  ADOPTION OF AGENDA
  • THAT the content of the Council Agenda for January 13th, 2014 be adopted as presented.
3.  DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
                       
4.  a) ADOPTION OF MINUTES, for the regular meeting of Council held Monday, January 6th, 2014. (errors & omissions)
     b) BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
 
5. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
6. DEPUTATION
  • Downtown Collingwood Laneway Project, David Wood, Envision Tatham and Sue Nicholson, Manager, BIA
7. CONSENT AGENDA
 
8. MOVE INTO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Staff Reports/By-laws if deemed expedient)           
 
9. REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
 
  • THAT the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee minutes of December 18, 2013 be hereby received and the recommendations therein be approved:
Recommendation:THAT $50,000 dollars be pre approved for the 2014 CRC Grant Program fund to be allocated as per the approved program and criteria administered by PRC Advisory Committee.
 
10. STAFF REPORTS
 
CAO2014-01   Strategic Goals and Priority Establishment for 2014
 
RECOMMENDING THAT Staff Report CAO2014-01 which outlines the outcomes and CAO recommendations arising from the December 4th, 2013 Strategic Priority Retreat be received;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council approve its priorities and the CAO’s estimated completion dates and resource requirements as noted;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to undertake the actions necessary to implement the top four priority recommendations as noted;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council authorize the termination of the existing contract with KPMG but authorize the CAO to retain their services;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the CAO, together with Staff, be directed to review the remaining priority items for future Council consideration, either within the current or future budget deliberations; 
 
AND FURTHER THAT the CAO be directed to report back to Council with recommendations to maintain the established strategic priority focus as reflected within the report;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council remove the pending list from the Council agenda and delegate the management of Council requests to the CAO. (*requires a motion of reconsideration)
 
P2014-03   Ownership of Environmentally Protected Lands
 
RECOMMENDING:
 
  1. THAT the Town adopt a policy of requesting the dedication of environmentally sensitive lands to either the municipality or a public authority (NVCA or land trust), during the processing of significant applications for development – defined as Official Plan Amendments, significant Zoning By-law Amendments, plans of subdivision and/or condominium.
     
  2. THAT Town of Collingwood Parks staff be responsible for the day-to-day   monitoring and management of any environmentally sensitive lands that are received in the short term and the NVCA staff would be responsible for normal general benefitting land management services as directed through the approved annual NVCA budget and Business Plan.  Additional NVCA services would be delivered through joint NVCA-Town of Collingwood agreements.
     
  3. THAT Town staff and NVCA staff work together, with collaboration from key stakeholders, to jointly develop a management plan for publically owned environmentally protected lands over time.
PW2014-01     Fairview Wind Project and Collingwood Regional Airport
 
RECOMMENDING THAT Council receives Report # PW2013-23 entitled “Fairview Wind Project and Collingwood Regional Airport”;
 
AND THAT Council notifies the Ministry of Environment of its concern with the proposal through passing the following resolution and requests our partnering municipalities at Wasaga Beach and Township of Clearview do the same.
 
Proposed resolution:
 
WHEREAS The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has posted wpd Canada’s proposal for the Fairview Wind Farm to the Environmental Registry, thereby initiating the formal review process for the application;
 
AND WHEREAS the application review process provides opportunity for public comment on the proposal; 
 
AND WHEREAS the application, if approved as proposed, does not comply with Transport Canada’s standards and recommended practices, and will seriously and negatively
affect the Collingwood Regional Airport;
 
AND WHEREAS the applicant produced an inadequate assessment of the negative environmental impacts that may result from engaging in the Fairview Wind Farm in general, and did not address such in the REA application;
 
AND WHEREAS there was no appropriate consultation by wpd Canada with the Town of Collingwood and/or the Airport Services Board as required in the Regulations;
 
AND WHEREAS wpd Canada ignored (and was silent in its application) our expert consultant’s report Review of Fairview Wind Project Near Collingwood Airport (June 10, 2011);
 
AND WHEREAS moving turbines described as Turbines 1, 3, 4, and 8 farther away from the airport would significantly reduce the negative impacts to the airport,
 
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED THATa copy of this resolution be forwarded immediately to the Ministry of the Environment as a statement of our fundamental concerns regarding wpd Canada Fairview Wind Farm application and application process.
 
11. MOTIONS
 
12. BY-LAWS
 
13. NOTICE OF MOTION
 
14. OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
 
15. OTHER BUSINESS
 
16. CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
 
  • THAT By-law No. 2013-007, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held January 13th, 2014, be enacted and passed this 13th day of January, 2014.
17. ADJOURNMENT
No. of Pages: 
58pages
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