Council Highlights - Monday, July 27, 2020

July 28, 2020

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  • Council reported on various community announcements and events.
  • Mayor Saunderson advised Town Hall reopens Tuesdays and Thursdays with safety measures in place


  • Council heard staff and developer comments on the proposed draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment for 50 Saunders Street, which would include 64 single detached dwelling units and a dry stormwater pond and adjacent park. Council also heard comments from the public and made comments on the proposal.


  • George Powell shared concerns about Parking By-law Amendments at Sunset Point Park.


  • Council supported the Georgian Bae Socials fundraiser called ‘Sips, Bites, and Selfies’ to be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 and declared it as a municipally significant event for the purposes of a Special Occasions Permit to be issued by the AGCO.


  • Council authorized the emergency advance expenditure of $2,536,000 for the design and reconstruction of Phase 1 and the design of Phase 2 of the Minnesota Street storm sewer.
  • Council approved an Authorization By-law to execute an Amending Agreement to the Site Plan Control Agreement, Hoarding Agreement, and Encroachment Agreement for the Monaco development at 263 Hurontario Street, subject to conditions.
  • Council approved a School Crossing Guard Program Option 2 that will be funded from the 2020 budget crossing guard program budget surplus with additional operating costs be brought forward as part of the 2021 budget.
  • Council approved Collingwood Heritage Committee’s suggestion to apply gentle pressure to ensure the Victorian Annex as a piece of architectural history is reviewed and remains in the community.
  • Council approved the review of a request for redesignation in the official plan update for 70 Madeline Drive.
  • Council approved to advance an Agnora Glass Battery Storage Facility Site Plan Control Agreement report directly to Council on July 27, 2020.
  • Council approved that a staff report be prepared in 2021 regarding the taxi licensing program including ride share services.


  • Council defeated that the GTHS sponsorship request for their annual walk-a-thon be forwarded to Council for consideration.
  • Council approved for staff to work with the Trails and Active Transportation Advisory Committee to formulate a plan to implement the Maple Street north-south link in the Town’s Cycling plan in 2020, with intent to run a pilot in the summer of 2021, and bring forward any resource implications within the propose 2021 budget.
  • Council approved an amending agreement to the Riverside Townhomes Subdivision Agreement.
  • Council approved a by-law amending Parking Control By-law No. 2003-62 and directed Staff to include provisions for a Comprehensive Parking Study to be reviewed and be considered by Council during the 2021 budget process. Council also endorsed the shift from physical to digital Parking solutions as soon as practical for the protection of the health and safety of the public and to realize efficiencies as described in this report.
  • Council defeated the waiving of the taxicab owner's licence renewal fee, annual driver renewal fees for taxi and limousine services previously licensed by the Town of Collingwood, and new driver license fees for the year 2020, utilizing the COVID Emergency Fund to an upset limit of $16,000.
  • Council authorized staff to finalize the Encroachment and Road Use Agreement for the Osler Bluff Booster Pumping Station and authorized the Mayor and Clerk to execute the agreement upon the final recommendation of the Director of Public Works.
  • Council approved the implementation of a pilot project for paid parking at Sunset Point Park and Princeton Shores Park.
  • Council approved the processing of the proposed Agnora battery storage facility at 200 Mountain Road as a minor adjustment to a site plan control agreement and approved the site plan development drawings.
  • Director Farr provided an update on the Official Plan Update.


  • Council approves Option B regarding Asset Sale Proceeds Decisions, which will see a report in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Council supported the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and other supporting organizations in their petition to the Provincial Government for the 'Fairness for Ontario Spirits' campaign.

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