Council Highlights - Monday, June 22, 2020

June 23, 2020

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Community Announcements

  • Council reported on various community announcements and events, emphasized residents to continue physical distancing and follow provincial guidelines.

Consent Agenda

  • Council expressed safety concerns around Heritage Drive due to increased traffic and speeding. Peggy Slama, Director Public Works, Engineering, and Environmental Services discussed considerations on making Heritage Drive a Community Safety Zone and putting in a crosswalk at Heritage Drive and Side Launch Way.
  • Council referred waiving all renewal fees for taxis and limousine services previously licensed by the Town of Collingwood for the year 2020 to Development and Operations Services Standing Committee for review and input from staff.

Other Committees & Boards

  • Ken Haigh, Library CEO, provided an update regarding the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan in light of the pandemic.

Development & Operations Services

  • Council approved the purchase of a replacement loader to be funded from the Public Works equipment reserve and to commence the procurement process of the replacement loader outlined in Option 2 of the report.
  • Council approved a Part Lot Control Exemption By-law to allow for the creation of 12 lots for townhouse dwelling unit at Block 1, 20 and 10 Riverside Townhouses
  • Council approved the processing of the proposed redevelopment of 27 Simcoe St. as a minor adjustment to a site plan control agreement; subject to conditions.
  • Council approved the reallocation of funds within the 2020 Heritage Budget to ensure that the full $40,000 budgeted for 2020 grant applications can be attained.

Staff Reports

  • Council approved the provision of $5,589 from the COVID Recovery Fund to the BIA for the 2020 Farmers’ Market.


  • Council requested staff to investigate options for the installation of a rainbow crosswalk or other feature to recognize diversity in the Town of Collingwood.
  • Council endorsed the Federation of Canadian Municipalities as they continue to appeal other orders of government for emergency operating funding on behalf of Canadian municipalities.
  • Council approved support the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation's ‘Protect our Community – Wear a Mask' Campaign.


  • Council approved By-laws to appoint a Deputy Treasurer and two Municipal Law Enforcement Officers for the Corporation of the Town of Collingwood.

Notice of Motion

  • Mayor Saunderson provided a Notice of Motion Council support the Spirits Canada "Fairness for Ontario Spirits" campaign, which advocates for the inclusion of Ontario made spirits in all provincial grocery stores currently authorized to sell beer, wine, and cider.

Other Business

  • Council discussed Ontario's proposal regarding water bottling policies.
  • Deputy Clerk Becky Dahl provided a brief update with regards to patios and temporary street closure pilots.


  • Council went in-camera to discuss: Easement agreement - 41 Hurontario St.; use of road allowance request; and Heritage Advisory Committee membership

Rise & Report

  • Council approved that the Collingwood Heritage Committee membership be temporarily reduced to five members.

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