February 28, 2014 Special Council Minutes

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A Special Meeting of Council was held Friday, February 28, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 9:00am, for the budget deliberations.
 
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 (regrets)
 
Staff Present:
John Brown, CAO (regrets)
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 (regrets)
Jennett Mays, Communications Officer
 
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
No. 074  Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
   Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Special Council Agenda for February 28, 2014, be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
 
BUDGET PRESENTATIONS
 
Mayor Cooper turned the Chair over to Deputy Mayor Lloyd, as Chair of Budget Committee.
 
  • Complete Departmental & Capital Budget Overview:  
Council received the following departmental reviews, including any significant changes, staffing recommendations and provided direction as noted:
 
  • Water / Wastewater, Marjory Leonard noted that the budget will not be finalized until the water and wastewater budgets are presented on March 17th. 
  • Transportation Services, Brian MacDonald, Director of Public Works and Engineering Services
Mr. McDonald reviewed the draft budgets and proposed changes, and addressed questions from Council including bus fares, bus stop locations, BIA labourer position, and connecting link works and funding. 
 
Council recess at 10:13am
Council reconvened at 10:30am
 
Capital Budget Review
 
  • Fire Services: Fire Chief Trent Elyea reviewed the capital budget requests and addressed questions from Council. 
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture: Director Marta Proctor reviewed the capital budget requests.  Councillor Lloyd asked if consideration can be given to construction and installation of harbour dockage along the promenade in 2014.
  • General Capital Budget Overview: Treasurer Marjory Leonard reviewed the remaining capital budget requests and addressed questions from Council.   
Council recessed at 12:19 pm
Council reconvened 12:40 pm
 
Review of “Unmet Needs” 
  • Treasurer Marjory Leonard reviewed the list of “unmet” operational and capital needs that were compiled in the budget (Pages 2 – 3)
  • Department Heads addressed questions with respect to the various requests, including the Heritage Plan Expansion, Airport hangar and study, Parks, Recreation and Culture Position, future of Eddie Bush Arena, Highway 26 paving, Curling Club expansion, dockage, bike lanes, and Heritage Park design and upgrades. 
  • Council agreed to consider these requests and provide direction at the next budget meeting.
Mayor Cooper resumed the Chair.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor West
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 1:21pm. 
 
CARRIED
 
 
 
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MAYOR
 
 
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CLERK
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