Council Highlights - Monday, July 20, 2020

July 21, 2020

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  • Council reported on various community announcements and events.


  • Fierté Simcoe Pride 2020 - July 27 to August 9, 2020


  • Council approved the minutes and recommendations of the Collingwood Public Library and Collingwood Police Services Board.


  • Council approved commencing the public consultation period for the draft Strategic Multi-year Accessibility plan.
  • Council approved closing municipal offices during the 2020 holiday season.


  • Council approved the adoption of a Development Charge Interest Policy.
  • Council received the report on Reserves and Reserve Funds.
  • Council received the report on Debt.
  • Council received the report on Climate Change and Green Initiatives and directed staff to join the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program,  to continue with existing measures and actions regarding corporate Green initiatives and Climate Change response, to visibly indicate on staff reports when a report may have positive implications for corporate Green initiatives/Climate Change, and to include the acquisition of a qualified part-time contract staff to support corporate Green initiatives and achieve objectives and expected deliverables over a three-year timeframe within the 2021 budget proposal to Council.
  • Council received the report on COVID-19 Response for Parks and directed staff to carry out the recommended actions, including part time summer parks staff; direct staff to proceed with the immediate recruitment of 1.0 FTE By-law Enforcement Supervisor; and to review By-law Enforcement services including the hiring of additional summer students during the 2021 budget.


  • Council deferred input on Options and Approach for Asset Sale Proceeds Decisions to the next meeting of Council on July 27.


  • Council deferred discussion on the 'Fairness for Ontario Spirits' Campaign.
  • Council approved a staff review of a paid parking policy for Sunset Point and of a pilot project in 2020 via the advent of new technology.
  • Council approved a by-law amendment be prepared to limit the use of consumer fireworks for only the specific dates of Victoria Day and Canada Day, removing New Years Eve.
  • Council supported the Town of Renfrew in calling upon the Governments of Ontario and Canada to fast track the review of current and previous Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program grant applications, and request immediate consideration of the Town of Collingwood’s Washrooms and Community Space Facility at Fisher Field grant application, and that a copy of this resolution be circulated to the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Premier of Ontario, MP Terry Dowdall, MPP Jim Wilson; the Minister of Infrastructure; and the Association of Municipalities Ontario.
  • Council supported the Simcoe Muskoka Health District Unit's call to the Federal Government for the evolution of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) into a universal basic income for all Canadians, and that this resolution be forwarded to the Honourable Prime Minster, the Honourable Premier, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, local MPPs and MPs, and the County of Simcoe; and that Council request the assistance of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to urge the Federal Government to consider the implementation of universal basic income.


  • Deputy Mayor Hull provided an update on County business and waste collection.


  • A.CAO Skinner provided an update on UN Habitat in Towns Conference.
  • Director Rydlo provided an update on the Economic Support & Recovery Task Force Dashboard.
  • Director Slama advised the Hamilton Drain Trail Crossover has been damaged due to vandalism and is under repair.
  • Deputy Mayor Hull provided an update on the Collingwood Downtown BIA.


  • Council went in-camera to discuss Diversity & Inclusion - Solicitor Input, and Collingwood Downtown BIA Board Membership.


  • Council directed staff to undertake a comprehensive recruitment campaign to seek interested members of the BIA to fill the four vacancies, and endorsed the use of additional Clerk Services support to the Board with respect to governance, process, and guidance leadership including regular participation at Board meetings for a period to be determined by the Town/CAO.

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