March 24, 2014 Council Minutes

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A meeting of Council will be held Monday March 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
Councillor West
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. 114 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for March 24th, 2014 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND/OR RECEIPT OF GIFT (over $200) - Nil
  • Mayor Cooper declared a gift over $200, as she was invited by Compenso Communications Inc. to attend the Premiers dinner last week.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 115 Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the regular meeting of Council held March 17th, 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.
DEPUTATION - Nil
 
CONSENT AGENDA
No. 116 Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the General Consent Agenda, having been given due consideration by Council, be received.
General Consent Items
A.1
AECOM re: Highway 26 Transportation Study
Received for Information
A.2
NVCA re: Navigation Protection Act – Addition of Nottawasaga River

Direction required

 
CARRIED
 
A.2 NVCA re: Navigation Protection Act – Addition of Nottawasaga River
No. 117 Moved by Councillor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Council support the request of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NVCA) requesting the Federal Government add the Nottawasaga River and its primary tributaries to those waterways to be regulated under the Navigation Protection Act.
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
No. 118 Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee Minutes of February 19, 2014, be received and the recommendations therein be approved.
 
Recommendation (modified):
THAT Council authorize the establishment of an account, as determined appropriate by the Treasurer, for the receipt and issuance of charitable tax receipts for public contributions and donations for the Collingwood Labyrinth project as approved for Harbourview Park, and recommended by the Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee; 
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council approve the Artifact Donations, as recommended by the Museum Supervisor, Museum Committee and Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
T2014-04 2013 Statement of Remuneration Paid to Council and Appointed Board Members
No. 119 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report T2014-04, 2013 Statement of Remuneration Paid to Council and Appointed Board Members, be received for information.
 
CARRIED
 
PRC2014-05 Central Park Baseball Barrier Netting
No. 120 Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Hull 
 
THAT Staff Report PRC2014-05, recommending Council award the supply and install of sport barrier netting, posts and footings to Sport Systems Canada Inc. as outlined in Appendix ‘A’ as phase one of this project, be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 121 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor Cunningham
 
THAT Council herein authorize the CAO to immediately retain the necessary professional services to undertake an assessment review of the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena; 
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council request that the assessment include a phased in approach to the renovation of the Arena based on critical components, affordability and future compatibility with the priority of the initial phase to include the installation of a concrete floor; 
 
AND FURTHER THAT Council authorize an upset limit of $500,000 in the 2014 Capital budget for the project, and additional urgent elements identified above the approved amount will require Council’s further consideration.
 
CARRIED (recorded vote)
 
No. 122 Moved by Councillor Cunningham
  Seconded by Councillor Chadwick
 
THAT this Council proceeds in camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked advice that is subject to solicitor/client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; and
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees.
 
Items for Discussion: a) Huntingwood Official Plan Amendment Appeal; and b) Personnel Matter
 
CARRIED
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
 
NOTICE OF MOTION
  • Councillor Gardhouse provided Council notice of a motion that he will be presenting at the next regular meeting of Council, as requested by the Hospital Board, with respect to petitioning the Province for transitional funding. 
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Budget Deliberation Update, Deputy Mayor Lloyd and Treasurer Marjory Leonard provided an update on the status of the budget process, and noted the proposed increase in the blended tax levy of approximately 2.5%.  Deputy Mayor Lloyd provided a brief overview of some of the proposed capital projects for 2014.    It was noted that the budget will be presented to Council not earlier than March 31st, 2014 for final consideration. 
  • AMO – OPP Steering Committee Update, Mayor Cooper provided an update to Council on the OPP Billing Model options.
Council proceeded to in-camera session. (5:40pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Cunningham
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (6:49pm)
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 123 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT By-law No. 2014-024, being a by-law to confirm the proceedings of the special meeting of Council held March 20th, 2014 and the regular meeting of Council held March 24th, 2014, be enacted and passed this 24th day of March, 2014. 
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:51pm. 
 
CARRIED
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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