Council Highlights - Monday, January 20, 2020

January 21, 2020

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New Acknowledgement Statement:

  • "Today we acknowledge that this event is taking place on the traditional territory of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, including the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, and Ojibwe peoples, and on lands connected with the Lake Simcoe-Nottawasaga Treaty of 1818. This is the home of a diverse range of Indigenous peoples whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors of our society."

Community Announcements:

  • The proceeds from the Mayor's Golf Challenge Cup 2019 were presented to Home Horizon and Special Olympics, two great community organizations.
  • Members of Council commented on the Out of the Cold Storybook event, Hockey for Hope, Coldest Night of the Year event, Downtown snow removal, Hockey Day in Collingwood, Investors Community event, plowing and parking in winter conditions, and encouraged no blowing snow onto roadways.

Corporate and Community Services Standing Committee:

  • Council approved recommendations on:
    • OMERS Group Changes of NRA Fire Management
    • the appointment of a Closed Meeting Investigator

Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee:

  • Council approved the Council Workshop on the Town of Collingwood Official Plan Update.

Staff Reports:

  • Council approved the implementation of the Lobbyist Registry Program.
  • Council approved the Conservation Authorities - Background Context.

County Report:

  • Deputy Mayor Hull reported on:
    • bi-weekly waste collection beginning February 3 and diverting more into weekly Green Bins
    • the skating trail at the County Museum in Midhurst
    • three Collingwood businesses were recognized for their seniors programs.

Other Business:

  • Council approved continued support for the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority.
  • Councillor Jeffery reported that the first check of $16,000 has arrived from the Community Safety & Policing Grant.
  • Councillor Berman gave a Notice of Motion to designate Councillor Jeffery as the FCM representative.
  • Mayor Saunderson provided an update on meetings he had with the Province about the Great Lakes.
  • Council went in-camera to discuss Accessibility Advisory Committee applications and a BIA Board of Management vacancy.

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