March 31, 2014 Council Minutes

A meeting of Council was held Monday March 31, 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 (regrets)
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. 124 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT the content of the Council Agenda for March 31st, 2014 be adopted as presented.
 
CARRIED
 
DECLARATIONS 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.
ADOPTION OF MINUTES
No. 125 Moved by Councillor Edwards
  Seconded by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
 
THAT the minutes of the special meeting of Council held March 20, 2014 and the regular meeting of Council held March 24th, 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. 126 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
Rogers TV re: Council meeting coverage may be delayed due to OHL playoffs coverage
Received for Information
A.2
Lac-Megantic re: Thank you for the $1000 contribution to the Fonds Avenir Lac-Megantic
Received for Information
A.3
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)

Direction Required 

 
CARRIED
 
No. 127 Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
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 Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network;
 
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.
 
CARRIED
 
REPORTS/MINUTES OF COMMITTEES/BOARDS
  • BIA Business Plan / Budget Presentation
Bradley Green, Chair and Sue Nicholson, General Manager presented the 2014 BIA Budget to Council including initiatives and programs underway.    
 
No. 128 Moved by Councillor Edwards
Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT the Collingwood Public Utilities Services Board minutes of December 13, 2013, be hereby received.
 
CARRIED
 
STAFF REPORTS
PW2014-05 Tree Trimming and Removal Service PW2014-05 
No. 129 Moved by Councillor Hull
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT Staff Report PW2014-05, recommending 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; be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
PW2014-06 Collingwood Blue Mountain Transit Review
No. 130 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Hull
 
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.
 
CARRIED
 
C2014-04 Consideration of County Council Identification on the Election Ballot
No. 131 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
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”.
 
CARRIED
 
T2014-06 Ontario Regulation 284/09
No. 132 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
THAT Staff Report T2014-06, recommending Council adopt the compliance report for expenses excluded from the 2014 budget as outlined in this report as required by Ontario Regulation 284/09; be approved.
 
CARRIED
 
T2014-07 Adoption of the 2014 Budget
No. 133 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
COUNCIL
Yea
Nay
Cooper
x
 
R. Lloyd
x
 
Edwards
x
 
K. Lloyd
x
 
Chadwick
x
 
Hull
x
 
West
x
 
Cunningham (absent)
 
 
Gardhouse
x
 
TOTAL
8
0
  Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
 
THAT Staff Report T2014-07, recommending Council adopt the 2014 Budget with gross expenditure estimates of $64,293,712 for operations and capital requiring the levying of rates to raise net expenditures of $27,047,195 as detailed in this report, including the amendment to Schedule B, be approved; 
 
AND THAT Council enacts an authorizing by-law to adopt the 2014 budget.
 
CARRIED (recorded voted)
 
Council requested with respect to moneys for capital levy, when significant financial/project information will be presented, clarification for Sunset Point canteen renovations.    
 
No. 134 Moved by Deputy Mayor Lloyd
Seconded by Councillor Edwards
 
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.
 
CARRIED
 
MOTIONS
No. 135 Moved by Councillor Chadwick
  Seconded by Councillor West
 
THAT this Council proceeds in camera in order to address a matter pertaining to:
checked personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board     employees; and
checked a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land for municipal or local board purposes.
 
Items for Discussion: a) Personnel Matter and b) Land Sale Agreements
 
CARRIED 
 
BY-LAWS - Nil
NOTICE OF MOTION - Nil
OLD or DEFERRED BUSINESS - Nil
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  • Council requested an update regarding the status of the Admiral Development with respect to a letter received from a resident. Nancy Farrer, Director of Planning Services provided a brief update noting a request for extension of 2 years from the developers. Letters provided to Staff will be included on the next Consent Agenda.
Council proceeded to in-camera session as previously resolved. (6:15pm)
 
Moved by Councillor Hull 
Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
THAT Council rise from in-camera and return to public session. (6:33pm)
 
CARRIED
 
CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW
No. 136 Moved by Councillor West
  Seconded by Councillor Lloyd
 
 
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. 
 
CARRIED
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
Moved by Councillor Gardhouse
 
THAT the meeting of Council be hereby adjourned at 6:33pm. 
 
CARRIED
 
 
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MAYOR
 
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CLERK
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