January 13, 2014 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council was held Monday January 13, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
 
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 
Marta Proctor, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Brian MacDonald, Manager of Engineering Services
Marcus Firman, Chief Operating Officer (Water/Wastewater)
Larry Irwin, Director of IT Services
Jennett Mays, Communications Officer
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 017         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for January 13th, 2014 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 018         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd 
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held Monday, January 6th, 2014, 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.

DEPUTATION 

  • Downtown Collingwood “BIA Laneway Network” Project
Doug Snider, BIA Board member, provided a brief overview of the work that the BIA has untaken to initiate the “Laneway Network project”, and introduced Mr. David Wood, Envision Tatham.  Mr. Wood identified the following objectives: 1. The Pedestrian ‘First’ Principle to provide a quality pedestrian experience, environmental comfort, safety, accessibility and social well-being; and 2. Multi-modal access. David Wood provided a detailed review of the public and private laneways within the Downtown and the benefits should these indentified laneways be enhanced. The municipally owned laneway between The Northwood Club and Blue Mountain Music will be explored, with the first concept for this lane to be available in a month. This will be used as a model for other future laneway enhancements.
 
The BIA Representatives and staff addressed questions from Council.  The BIA will work with staff to bring forward a report in the near future for Council consideration.
 
CONSENT AGENDA - Nil
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 019         Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
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. 
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
CAO2014-01 Strategic Goals and Priority Establishment for 2014
No. 020         Moved by Councillor Edwards 
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
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.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 021         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT Council herein consents to reconsider Resolution No. 451 made on October 24, 2011 directing staff to include the “Council Pending List” in the agenda for the first Council meeting of each month, beginning November 7, 2011.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 022         Moved by Councillor Edwards 
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT Council remove the pending list from the Council agenda and delegate the management of Council requests to the CAO. 
 
CARRIED
 
P2014-03 Ownership of Environmentally Protected Lands
No. 023         Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report P2014-03, recommending Council approve the following, be hereby approved:
 
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.
 
CARRIED
 
PW2014-01 Fairview Wind Project and Collingwood Regional Airport
No. 024         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report PW2014-01, entitled “Fairview Wind Project and Collingwood Regional Airport”, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 025         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
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 THAT Council expresses its fundamental concerns regarding wpd Canada Fairview Wind Farm application and application process as provided above; 
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
x
 
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Hull
x
 
West
x
 
Cunningham
x
 
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
9

0

 
 
AND THAT a 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;
 
AND FURTHER THAT a copy of this resolution be forwarded immediately to our MPP, MP, and other partnering municipalities of the Collingwood Regional Airports, Town of Wasaga Beach and Township of Clearview, to also notify the Ministry of Environment of the concern with the proposal and application process.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote – unanimous)
 
MOTIONS - Nil
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Councillors Edwards and Lloyd provided an NVCA Board Meeting update, including the election of Chair and Vice-Chair and approval of the 2014 budget.
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 026         Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-007, 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. 
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:35pm. 
 
CARRIED
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
 
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