February 24, 2014 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council was held Monday February 24, 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 (regrets)
Councillor West
Councillor Cunningham 
Councillor Gardhouse
 
Staff Present:
John Brown, CAO
Sara Almas, Clerk (regrets)
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 (regrets)
Jennett Mays, Communications Officer
Becky Dahl, Deputy Clerk
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 060 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for February 24th, 2014 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Deputy Mayor Lloyd declared a pecuniary interest with regard to the planning application for 9 Craigleith Court as he and his wife are owners of the subject property.  
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 061 Moved by Councillor Edwards
   Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held February 10th, 2014 and the special meeting of Council held February 18th, 2014, be adopted 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 
  • Born to Ride Bicycle re: Request to participate in Cycling Community Partnership Program
Peter Armstrong, Owner provided Council with a video including the history of the program, economic impacts and the five components of the program: 1. annual membership; 2. tour developments; 3. economic impact variable pricing; 4. website presence; and 5. marketing and partnerships.  Mr. Armstrong further explained the Cycling Community Partnership Program and how the Town of Collingwood can get involved.  Mr. Armstrong addressed questions of Council. Council suggested he contact the County, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture and the Town’s Economic Development Marketing employee once the position is filled.
 
CONSENT AGENDA 
No. 062 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
NVCA 2014 Municipal Levy
Received for Information
A.2
Clearview Township, resolution re: wpd Fairview Wind Incorporated re: Resolution
Received for Information
A.3
M. Doupe re: Request of support for Veterans
Received for Information
 
 
CARRIED
 
A.2 Councillor Edwards thanked the Township of Clearview and Town of Wasaga Beach for their support.
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 063 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
 
THAT the Collingwood Downtown BIA Board of Management minutes of January 22, 2014, be hereby received.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
CAO2014-03    PRC Staff Relocation
No. 064 Moved by Councillor West
   Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Staff Report CAO2014-03, recommending Council approve the PRC Administration office relocation to the Library and Municipal Offices; be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
P2014-06 Georgian Bay Cycling Route Feasibility Study Town of Collingwood Support for Proposed Initiative
No. 065 Moved by Councillor West
   Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Staff Report P2014-06, recommending Council endorse the identification and implementation of a Georgian Bay Cycling Route and that a letter of endorsement be forwarded to the Georgian Bay Cycling Route Steering Committee; be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
P2014-07 Eden Oak (Collingwood) Inc. - Lakeside Pointe Subdivision Release of Model Home Agreement and Associated Letter of Credit
No. 066 Moved by Councillor Cunningham
   Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT Staff Report P2014-07, recommending Council authorize the release of the Lakeside Pointe Model Home Agreement between the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood, Eden Oak (Collingwood) Inc., and any successors and assigns, registered on title May 29, 2007 as instrument No. SC547076; be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
P2014-08 Amending Zoning By-law No. 2014-013; 45 – 61 & 63 Findlay Drive
No. 067 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
   Seconded by Councillor West
 
 
THAT Staff Report P2014-08, recommending Council enact and pass amending Zoning By-law No. 2014-013 to amend the zoning provisions applicable to property municipally addressed as 45 – 61 and 63 Findlay Drive to the Community Services (CS) zone; be received. (Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronia Elementary School)
 
CARRIED
 
No. 068 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
   Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-013, being a by-law under the provision of Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. P.13, as amended, to amend the zoning provisions applicable to property municipally addressed as 45 – 61 and 63 Findlay Drive to the Community Services (CS) zone, be enacted and passed this 24th day of February, 2014. (Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronia Elementary School)
 
CARRIED
 
P2014-09 Amending Zoning By-law No. 2014-014; 9 Craigleith Court
No. 069 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
   Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Staff Report P2014-09, recommending Council enact and pass amending Zoning By-law No. 2014-014 for property municipally addressed as 9 Craigleith Court to permit a bed and breakfast as an additional accessory use; be received.
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the applicant of the planning application to allow a bed and breakfast at 9 Craigleith Court be required to enter into a Site Plan Control Agreement with the Town.
 
DEFEATED
 
** 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. 070 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-014, being a by-law under the provision of Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. P.13, as amended, to amend the zoning provisions applicable to property municipally addressed as 9 Craigleith Court to permit a bed and breakfast as an additional accessory use, be enacted and passed this 24th 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.
 
CPU2014-01 Collingwood Railway
No. 071 Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Councillor West 
 
THAT Staff Report CPU2014-01, recommending Council authorize Marcus Firman, Chief Operating Officer to hold formal discussions with the County with a view to exploring options to maintain the long term viability of Collingwood’s rail line;
 
AND FURTHER authorize Mr. Firman to abandon the rail line north of Poplar Sideroad and obtain a price for the removal of the track from the specialized contractor CANDO;
 
AND FURTHER after the removal of the track, the lands be incorporated into the Town’s trail system for maintenance and renewal purposes;
 
Be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 072 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct the CAO and Treasurer to coordinate the development of the Strategic Financial Plan as Council’s top strategic priority; 
 
AND THAT the CAO immediately initiate an operational review to identify all opportunities for cost reduction, cost avoidance, cost control and cost elimination and report back to Council with any recommendations including opportunities for revenue enhancement; 
 
AND FURTHER THAT the CAO be given the authority to expedite this process, including the authority to waive the provisions of By-law 06-42 for retaining the required professional services and utilize such resources as needed within the current proposed corporate administration budget. 
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS - Nil 
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Councillor Chadwick expressed concern with enforcement of the Zoning By-law with respect to prohibiting chickens within the Town.
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct Staff to prepare a report with respect to the keeping of poultry within the Town of Collingwood, including the enforcement measures should it continue to be prohibited. 
 
CARRIED
 
  • Councillor Edwards inquired to how bed and breakfast establishments are handled in other municipalities.
Moved by Councillor Edwards 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council direct Staff to investigate other municipal policies with respect to bed and breakfast operations and any further recommendations with respect to regulating the use. 
 
CARRIED
 
  • Mayor Cooper advised Council of a meeting she will be attending at the Good Roads Conference with Brian MacDonald, Director of Engineering Services and Public Works and the Ministry of Transportation to further discuss connecting link funding opportunities.
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 073 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
   Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-015, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the special meeting of Council held February 18th, 2014, the special meeting of council held February 24th, 2014 and the regular meeting of Council held February 24th, 2014, be enacted and passed this 24th day of February, 2014. 
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:14pm. 
 
CARRIED
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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