Council Highlights - Monday, February 24, 2020

February 25, 2020

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Community Announcements:

  • Members of Council commented on CAO Fareed Amin's new grandchild, Empower Simcoe Landlord Info Forum, County garbage/recycling schedules and blue bin availability, International Women's Day events, and Collingwood Clippers news


  • Trevor Henson presented on Anti-Bullying Awareness and Pink Shirt Day

Consent Agenda:

  • Council received the consent agenda items including proclamations for International Women's Day and Probus Month.
  • Council approved the Hospice Georgian Triangle event parking request.


  • Council received the minutes for the Library Board and Police Services Board.

Development and Operations Services Standing Committee:

  • Council approved recommendations on:
    • Huron and Niagara Crosswalk Budget Request
    • Annual Water Compliance Report
    • Blue Mountain Transit Partner Agreement Extension
    • Extension of Draft Approval for Bridgewater on Georgian Bay Plan subdivision
    • Part Lot Control Exemption for 804 Hurontario Street and approved By-law
    • Authorization By-law to execute an Amending Site Plan Control Agreement at 2 Mountain Road (Sleep Country) and approved By-law
    • Part Lot Control Exemption for Riverside Townhouses and approved By-law

County Report:

  • Deputy Mayor Hull commented on County service providers and project management transformation funding.

Other Business:

  • Councillor Comi presented on International Women's Day with additional information provided by Councillor Jeffery.
  • Councillor Doherty presented on the AMO Waste Task Force
  • Councillor Hamlin commented on public right-of-ways and snowmobile/pedestrian conflicts on Town Trails.


  • Council went In-Camera to discuss 1) Pretty River Estates Phase 2 - Minutes of Settlement, 2) Huntingwood Trail Appeal, and 3) Organizational Changes.

Rise and Report:

  • Council approved the Minutes of Settlement - Pretty River Estates Phase 2
  • Mayor Saunderson announced the resignation of CAO Fareed Amin and Council approved that Executive Director Sonya Skinner will be the Acting CAO

Agendas and Minutes are available online at: