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A meeting of Council will be held Monday March 31, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 5:00pm.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. CALL OF COUNCIL TO ORDER
2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for March 31st, 2014 be adopted as presented.
3. DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
4. a) ADOPTION OF MINUTES, for the special meeting of Council held March 20, 2014 and the regular meeting of Council held March 24th, 2014. (errors & omissions)
b) BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE PREVIOUS MINUTES
5. COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
7. CONSENT AGENDA
General Consent Items
Rogers TV re: Council meeting coverage may be delayed due to OHL playoffs coverage
Received for Information
Lac-Megantic re: Thank you for the $1000 contribution to the Fonds Avenir Lac-Megantic
Received for Information
Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) re: Request for support to secure previously committed to transitional funds from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (per Councillor Gardhouse’s motion below)
8. MOVE INTO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (Staff Reports/By-laws if deemed expedient)
9. REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
BIA Business Plan / Budget Presentation, Bradley Green, Chair and Sue Nicholson, General Manager
THAT the Collingwood Public Utilities Services Board minutes of December 13, 2013, be hereby received.
10. STAFF REPORTS
PW2014-15 Tree Trimming and Removal Service PW2014-05
RECOMMENDING THAT Council accept the Quotation of Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited for Tree Trimming and Removal Service for the 2014 season at the rate of $129.82 per hour plus applicable taxes.
PW2014-06 Collingwood Blue Mountain Transit Review
RECOMMENDING THAT Council receives staff report #PW2014-06;
AND THAT Council authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign an Agreement extending the Trial Period to August 15, 2014 with the Town of The Blue Mountains, Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd and Blue Mountains Village Association, to determine the financial viability and ridership levels of the existing Transit in the Spring and Summer months of 2014;
AND THAT Council petition the Federal and Provincial Government for this trial extension.
C2014-05 Consideration of County Council Identification on the Election Ballot
RECOMMENDING THAT Council receive Staff Report C2014-04 regarding County Council’s request to include designation on Municipal Election ballots, for information;
AND THAT Council direct the designation on the municipal election ballot remain status quo, and direct the Clerk to forward a letter to the County of Simcoe confirming Council’s position and advise the County that the Town will continue to ensure that candidates for the position of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are aware of the associated role as “County Councillor”.
T2014-06 Ontario Regulation 284/09
RECOMMENDING THAT Council adopt the compliance report for expenses excluded from the 2014 budget as outlined in this report as required by Ontario Regulation 284/09.
T2014-07 Adoption of the 2014 Budget
RECOMMENDING THAT Council adopt the 2014 Budget with gross expenditure estimates of $64,733,712 for operations and capital requiring the levying of rates to raise net expenditures of $27,047,195 as detailed in this report;
AND THAT Council enacts an authorizing by-law to adopt the 2014 budget.
THAT By-law No. 2014-025, being a By-law to adopt the 2014 Budget Estimates, be enacted and passed this 31st day of March, 2014.
WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood recognizes the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital (CGMH) as a leader within the community in providing a continuum of patient-centred health care services to our residents and visitors.
AND WHEREAS it is in the best interests and well-being of our residents and visitors that the CGMH continues to receive the resources it requires to deliver essential, high quality and timely healthcare services to our community.
AND WHEREAS the Town of Collingwood has become aware that the CGMH is now experiencing a significant financial strain which will negatively impact delivery of future care
AND WHEREAS the Hospital has recently been notified of a loss of funding that was previously committed and included in the Hospital's current budget to meet current and ongoing healthcare demands.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of Collingwood supports the Hospital in its efforts to secure the $1.2 million in transitional funding previously committed by the NSM LHIN.
AND FURTHER that this resolution be forwarded to the Ministry of Health and Long Term and a copy forward to the Honourable Jim Wilson MPP, Township of Clearview, Town of Wasaga Beach and Town of The Blue Mountains seeking their support.
THAT this Council proceeds in camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;
a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes;
Items for Discussion: a) Personnel Matter; b) Land Sale Agreements
13. NOTICE OF MOTION
14. OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS
15. OTHER BUSINESS
16. CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
THAT By-law No. 2014-026, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the regular meeting of Council held March 31st, 2014 be enacted and passed this 31st, day of March, 2014.