February 3, 2014 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council was held Monday February 3, 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, Director of Public Works and Engineering Services
Marcus Firman, Chief Operating Officer (Water/Wastewater)
Larry Irwin, Director of IT Services
Jennett Mays, Communications Officer
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 033         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for February 3rd, 2014 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
ADOPTION OF MINUTES 
No. 034         Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held January 27th, 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 
  • Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society
Nick Brindisi, Publicity Chair, presented a detailed presentation on the status and purpose of their organization and work undertaken to move forward on the restoration of the lighthouse.  Mr. Brindisi requested Council’s support, insurance coverage through the Town, use of the Marion Sandell restoration account for donations and issuance of charitable receipts that is currently managed by the Town until they receive charitable status, and to provide the Department of Fisheries and Oceans with a letter of support recognizing their initiative. 
 
Mr. Brindisi and Mr. Square addressed questions from Council, including the restoration of the lighthouse in Southampton, and the workmanship of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse.
 
Council requested the resolution be forwarded to County Wardens, the Town of the Blue Mountains, and other municipalities along Georgian Bay and Lake Huron requesting their support. 
 
No. 035        Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
WHEREAS the Nottawasaga Lighthouse is an important heritage asset located in Georgian Bay currently under the ownership of the Federal Government; 
 
AND WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood and Heritage Advisory Committee, support the work being undertaken by the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society, and recognize the significant deterioration of the building and associated cost to return the building to its previous stature;
 
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Collingwood herein petition the Federal Government, with the assistance of local MP Dr. Kellie Leitch, to financially assist for the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society to preserve and restore the Nottawasaga Lighthouse through any applicable grants, funding programs, or partnership opportunities to ensure the viability of this historical feature within our region;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council permit the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society to be included as an additional insured on the Town’s Insurance Policy, at no additional cost to the Town or the organization, for the purpose of conducting the necessary inspections and structural assessment of the lighthouse as required by the Federal Government;
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 FURTHER THAT Council permit access to the municipal account established by Marion Sandell for the preservation of the lighthouse, for charitable donation purposes, until the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society formalize their charitable status;
 
AND FURTHER THAT a copy of this resolution be forwarded to municipalities abutting Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, and the Town of the Blue Mountains, County of Simcoe and County of Grey for support.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
  • Elvis Festival Services Board re: Changes to Festival for 2014 
Karen Cubitt, Manager, Culture & Events, provided a detailed presentation on behalf of the Elvis Festival Services Board and working committee on new activities for the 2014 Festival marking its 20th anniversary.   New activities include increasing the event to a 5 day event, relocation of the festival gardens from the Arena parking lot to Hurontario Street to keep core activities centralized, reduce festival expenses, and minimize competition with local bars and restaurants. 
 
Ms. Cubitt addressed questions from Council.  Council acknowledged the Elvis Board and staff for developing the new program ideas and initiatives and wished them continued success the 20th Anniversary Event in 2014. 
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 036         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
General Consent Items
A.1
R. Pettapiece, MPP Perth-Wellington re: Resolution on Joint and Several Liability
Direction Required
 
CARRIED
 
 
A.1 R. Pettapiece, MPP Perth-Wellington re: Resolution on Joint and Several Liability
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

 
No. 037         Moved by Councillor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council support the private member’s resolution introduced to the Ontario legislation, provided by Randy Pettapiece, MPP for Perth-Wellington, to reform joint and several liability insurance for municipalities to protect them from rising litigation and claim costs.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 038        Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the following minutes, be hereby received:
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee minutes, December 3,2013
  • Collingwood Heritage Advisory Committee minutes, January 16, 2014
  • Collingwood Public Utilities Services Board minutes, October 7, 2013
  • Elvis Festival Services Board minutes, January 20, 2014
  • Police Services Board minutes, December 17, 2013
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
PRC2014-01 Sprung Facilities – Shield and Security Update
No. 039        Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Staff Report PRC2014-01, providing an update to the security and shield option of the Town’s Sprung recreation facilities, be received for information purposes.
 
CARRIED
 
PW2014-02 Simcoe County Transportation Master Plan Update Comments
No. 040         Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Staff Report PW2014-02, entitled Simcoe County Transportation Master Plan Update Comments, be received and forwarded to the County of Simcoe Transportation Master Plan Project Coordinator for consideration. 
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS - Nil
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS - Nil
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 041         Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-009, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held February 3rd, 2014, be enacted and passed this 3rd day of February, 2014. 
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor West
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:07pm. 
 
CARRIED
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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