March 20, 2014 Special Council Minutes

 
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A Special Meeting of Council was held Thursday, March 20, 2014 in the Council Chambers, Town Hall, Collingwood commencing at 1:30pm, for budget deliberations.
 
MAYOR COOPER CALLED COUNCIL TO ORDER
 
Members of Council Present:
Mayor Cooper (left at 2:40pm)
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 (regrets) 
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. 113 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Special Council Agenda for March 20, 2014, be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200)
  • Mayor Cooper declared a pecuniary interest with respect to Parks general wages as her spouse is employed by the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. Parks wages. 
BUDGET DELIBERATION
Mayor Cooper turned the Chair over to Deputy Mayor Lloyd, as Chair of Budget Committee.
 
  • Treasurer Marjory Leonard further reviewed the list of “unmet” operational and capital needs that were compiled in the budget and additional requests. (pages 2-3 & 2-4)
Council reviewed the unmet needs and requested clarification on a number of matters including: Highway 26 west repaving; Heritage Park; Docks; and, Eddie Bush Memorial Arena Flooring.
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council support the purchase of a backup generator for Public Works at a cost of $100,000.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council support the Fire Services Pumper Replacement at a cost of $550,000.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
THAT Council support the purchase of playground equipment for general parks in the amount of $75,000.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council support the purchase of a 1 ton truck for Parks, Recreation and Culture in the amount of $45,000.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor Chadwick 
 
THAT Council support the HRIS customization software for Human Resources at a cost of $15,000. 
 
CARRIED
 
Mayor Cooper left the meeting at 2:40pm.
 
Council recessed at 2:40pm. 
Council reconvened at 2:55pm.
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support the cost of $40,000 for the undertaking of a new Fire Master Plan. 
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support Central Park outdoor rink canteen retrofit.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support an increase reserve of $25,000 for Fire Services.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support the marketing and business development – Georgian Triangle Tourist Association request for $19,795.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support the request of the Collingwood Heritage Advisory Committee for $50,000 to investigate an extension of the Heritage Plan/District.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support the request of the Collingwood Regional Airport Services Board of $20,000 to update the Airport Business Plan.
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support an increase of 2% to the Capital Levy.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council support an increase of 1% to the Capital Levy. 
 
DEFEATED
 
* Phase 1 of the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena retrofit in the amount of $1.53M.
 
Moved by Councillor West
Seconded by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT consideration of the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena retrofit – Phase 1 $1.53M be deferred.
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support proceeding with Phase 1 of Heritage Park in the amount of $440,000.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support the Curling Club partnership in the amount of $500,000 for expansion and upgrades to the facility.
 
CARRIED
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council support adding more dockage in the Collingwood harbour in the amount of $138,000.
 
DEFEATED
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the capital levy allocation be included in the budget so that the blended tax rate is a 2.5% increase over 2013. 
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 4:00pm. 
 
CARRIED
 
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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