February 10, 2014 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council was held Monday February 10, 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 (regrets)
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. 042 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for February 10th, 2014 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) 
  • Councillor Lloyd declared a pecuniary interest with regard to the planning applications for Blue Mountain Chrysler as his daughter is employed by the Dealership.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 043 Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held February 3rd, 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.
     
  • Heritage Week Award Presentation, Heritage Advisory Committee
Cathy DeRuiter, Heritage Committee Staff Resource presented a detailed presentation including designated properties within the Town, restoration success stories, financial assistance programs including the heritage property tax relief and heritage grant programs.  Mayor Cooper, Councillor Gardhouse and Mrs. DeRuiter presented the 2013 Heritage Awards to the following recipients: Duke Lofts - Connaught School, Schoolhouse Lane and All Saint’s Anglican Church.
 
DEPUTATIONS 
  • AWARE Simcoe re: Navigable Waters Protection Act not protecting Nottawasaga River
Kate Harries, Vice-Chair provided a detailed presentation to Council with respect to their efforts to protect the Nottawasaga River to include the river in the Navigation Protection Act.  Ms. Harries addressed questions from Council and noted they will also be presenting to County Council.    
 
  • Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area Board of Management re: Eddie Bush Memorial Arena
Margot Nicholson-Trott, Vice-Chair presented a detailed presentation on the importance of the Arena in the downtown and request that Council direct the Parks Recreation and Culture Department to program the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena in its role as the primary arena for the Town of Collingwood.  
 
Marta Proctor, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture, provided a brief overview of the current utilization and program at both arenas and agreed prepare a report on arena programming for Council’s consideration in the near future. 
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 044 Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
General Consent Items
A.1
B. Green, Chair, Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area Board of Management re: Eddie Bush Memorial Arena
Direction Required
A.2
M. Sergio, Minister re: Ontario Senior of the Year Award
Received for Information
A.3
Town of Wasaga Beach, resolution re: wpd Fairview Wind Incorporated
Received for Information
A.4
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit re: Healthy Kids Community Challenge
Direction Required
A.5
L. Young, President, Curling Club of Collingwood re: Building Expansion Proposal

Direction Required

 
CARRIED
 
A.1 B. Green, Chair, Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area Board of Management re: Eddie Bush Memorial Arena
 
No. 045 Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick 
 
THAT Council direct staff to explore arena programming options, in light of the BIA’s concerns, and report back to Council for consideration in the near future.
 
CARRIED
 
A.4 Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit re: Healthy Kids Community Challenge
 
No. 046 Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council direct Staff to explore making application to the “Healthy Kids Community Challenge” with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, in coordination with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit; and report back to Council if supported to proceed.
 
CARRIED
 
A.5 L. Young, President, Curling Club of Collingwood re: Building Expansion Proposal
 
No. 047 Moved by Councillor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council support the Curling Club of Collingwood application to “The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund”;
 
AND FURTHER THAT the Curling Club capital facility expansion proposal be deferred to budget deliberations.
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 048 Moved by Councillor Hull
   Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee minutes of January 15, 2014 be hereby received.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
CAO2014-02 Creation of a Business Development Centre in Collingwood
No. 049 Moved by Councillor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Staff Report CAO2014-02, recommending Council approve the creation of a Business Development Centre in the Collingwood Municipal Annex facility located at 105 Hurontario Street;
 
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
x
 
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Hull
x
 
West (absent)
 
 
Cunningham
x
 
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
8
0
AND FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to undertake the actions necessary to implement the required changes to facilities to accommodate the Business Development Centre as noted in this report;
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council authorize staff to enter into negotiations with the Centre For Business and Economic Development and the Downtown Collingwood Business Improvement Association to develop the required lease and service level agreements, and once these agreements are finalized, authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute such agreements;
 
Be approved.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
PRC2014-02 Town Signage
No. 050 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
 
THAT Staff Report PRC2014-02, recommending Council award the Request for Quotation PRC2013-20 ‘Town Signage’ to Cox Signs Limited for $48,015 excluding taxes, be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
P2014-04 Deeming By-law No. 2014-010 (Town File No D1307113); Project Name: Blue Mountain Chrysler; Civic Address: 9934, 9938 and 9950 Beachwood Road
No. 051 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report P2014-04, recommending Council enact and pass Deeming By-law No. 2014-010, to deem the lots owned by 2207242 Ontario Limited at 9934, 9938 and 9950 Beachwood Road, a single parcel, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
** Councillor Lloyd removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict.
 
No. 052 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-010, being a by-law under subsection 50(4) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, to deem a part of a plan of subdivision not to be a registered plan of subdivision for the purposes of subsection 50(3), with a municipal address of 9934, 9938 and 9950 Beachwood Road, be enacted and passed this 10th day of February, 2014. (Blue Mountain Chrysler)
 
CARRIED
 
** Councillor Lloyd removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict.
 
P2014-05 Authorizing By-law to execute a Site Plan Control Agreement (Town File No D11613); Project Name: Blue Mountain Chrysler; Civic Address: 9934, 9938 and 9950 Beachwood Road 
No. 053 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Staff Report P2014-05, recommending Council enact and pass an Authorization By-law to execute a Site Plan Control Agreement for the Blue Mountain Chrysler redevelopment at 9934, 9938 and 9950 Beachwood Road, be received.
 
CARRIED
 
** Councillor Lloyd removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict.
 
No. 054 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-011, being a by-law to authorize the execution of a Site Plan Control Agreement for the development located at 9934, 9938 and 9950 Beachwood Road, commonly known as Blue Mountain Chrysler, be enacted and passed this 10th day of February, 2014.
 
CARRIED
 
** Councillor Lloyd removed himself from the table and did not participate in the vote or discussion on the above noted matter with respect to his previously declared conflict.
 
MOTIONS - Nil
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
 
COUNTY REPORT (County Council Update No. 63 attached)
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided a review of matters being discussed at the County based on the January issue of County Council Update including the credit rating for the County being upgraded and funding grants being provided to the Collingwood General Marine Hospital.  
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
  • Councillor Chadwick inquired to the current location of the traffic signal located between Second and Third Street along High Street due to increased development in the area including the new Fire Station and Goodall Rubber and increased traffic at that intersection, and whether it would be feasible to have two sets of lights installed. Brian MacDonald, Director of Engineering and Public Works, provided an update to the relocation of the lights and extension of Third Street to align with Cambridge Street, further noting the conflict in installing two sets of traffic lights, one at the corner of Third and High Streets and the other at the Home Depot exit, as they would be too close together not meeting the required criteria. 
OTHER BUSINESS
 
  • Integrity Commissioner, Robert Swayze provided a detailed report to recommendations and a complaint protocol to the Town’s Code of Conduct and Procedural By-law. Swayze answered questions of Council with regard to moratorium, inclusion of personal conflict in the procedural by-law and/or code of conduct, and voting protocol when declaring a personal conflict and refraining from voting.  
No. 055 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
   Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council receive the report dated January 27, 2014 from the Integrity Commissioner; 
 
AND THAT Council direct the complaint protocol be approved including the following provision: 
 
Section 2 (2) (e) of the Complaint Protocol provides as follows: 
(e) If the Integrity Commissioner receives a complaint during a municipal election year respecting a member who is seeking re-election and he is of the opinion that it is politically motivated, he may stay the investigation until after the new Council takes office or dismiss it if he concludes it is invalid.
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to prepare the necessary by-law amendments to the approve the recommended amendments to the Code of Conduct and Procedural By-law 2006-120 contained in Appendix C, for Council consideration at the next regular meeting.
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the matters pertaining to personal conflict be excluded at this time and that Council direct Staff and the Integrity Commissioner to review matters with respect to declaration of a personal conflict and bring forward recommendations to Council for further consideration.
 
CARRIED
 
No. 055 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
   Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council receive the report dated January 27, 2014 from the Integrity Commissioner; 
 
AND THAT Council direct the complaint protocol be approved including the following provision: 
 
Section 2 (2) (e) of the Complaint Protocol provides as follows: 
(e) If the Integrity Commissioner receives a complaint during a municipal election year respecting a member who is seeking re-election and he is of the opinion that it is politically motivated, he may stay the investigation until after the new Council takes office or dismiss it if he concludes it is invalid.
 
AND THAT the matters pertaining to personal conflict be excluded at this time and that Council direct Staff and the Integrity Commissioner to review matters with respect to declaration of a personal conflict and bring forward recommendations to Council for further consideration, and prepare the necessary by-laws. 
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
 
No. 056 Moved by Councillor Cunningham
   Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-012, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held February 10th, 2014 be enacted and passed this 10th day of February, 2014. 
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 7:31pm. 
 
CARRIED
 
 
 
_____________________________
MAYOR
 
 
_____________________________
CLERK
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