Collingwood Council Highlights – May 9, 2016

 

The Rogers TV broadcast of this meeting is available online at rogerstv.com.

 

DEPUTATIONS

 

COLLINGWOOD CURLING CLUB UPDATE

Geoffrey Davey, President

Mr. Davey updated Council on the Curling Club following the extensive renovations to the inside of the building, in order to improve accessibility and functionality. Mr. Davey also outlined the programming and special events hosted at the Curling Club.

On behalf of the Club, Mr. Davey thanked Council for its support for the maintenance and improvement of the historic building, and noted that the Club is proud of their partnership with The Town of Collingwood.

 

MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CORPORATION – 2016 UPDATE

Kelan Jylha, Account Manager – Municipal and Stakeholder Relations

Mr. Jylha provided an update on the 2016 assessment, including an overview of the 2016 Residential Property Assessment Notice. Mr. Jylha also discussed how to address assessment concerns, and market trends for assessment changes in Collingwood.

 

CONSENT AGENDA (CORRESPONDENCE)

 

Items A1 through A7 were received for information. The following items were pulled for further discussion.

 

A2 C. Meile, Director, Transportation & Engineering, County of Simcoe re: 2016 County of Simcoe – Road construction program.

 

Council noted two upcoming road construction projects affecting residents and visitors to Collingwood.

·         County Road 34/Grey Road 19 – Joint project led by Grey County for intersection improvements at Mountain Rd. intersecting Osler Bluff Rd.  Continue environmental assessment and design for construction in 2019.

 

·         County Road 91 Structural Culvert – Concrete box culvert carrying County Road 91 over the Batteaux Creek, east of Duntroon. Commence environmental assessment and design project for rehabilitation scheduled in 2018.

 

REPORTS OF OTHER COMMITTEES/BOARDS

 

COLLINGWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD – STRATEGIC PLANNING UPDATE

Chris Cable – Chair, Ken Haigh – CPL CEO

Ms. Cable and Mr. Haigh provided Council with an updated on the Library’s strategic planning process. The Library’s previous strategic plan was completed in 1991, and it was noted that the role of the traditional library has dramatically changed since then.

Public feedback will be collected throughout May and June using surveys, focus groups and street teams. The plan is expected to be published in September.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

CORPORATE & COMMUNITY SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE – MAY 2, 2016

Council received the Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee report.

Sunset Point Park: Parking Concerns and Paid Parking

Council requested that Staff further investigate and monitor the parking at Sunset Point Park during 2016, and report back to Council prior to the 2017 budget deliberations. Information gathered will also be provided to the consultants working on the Waterfront Master Plan.

A by-law to prohibit bus parking in the area of Sunset Point Park from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend was enacted and passed.

Award of Request for Proposal for the supply and delivery of one Pumper Fire Truck

Council voted to authorize Staff to award the supply and delivery for one Pumper Fire Truck to Dependable Emergency Vehicles, as negotiated by Fire Senior Staff and the Purchasing Officer.

The final cost of the Pumper Fire Truck, after trade in of the current pumper truck, was $545,450 and it is expected to take approximately a year for the truck to be built and delivered.

 

Letter of Support for Demonstration Schools

Council supported the importance in principle of these institutions for students with varying learning abilities and requested that the Ministry of Education carefully consider the effects of any changes with this educational opportunity and impact on the students and families that depend on these schools.

 

Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) request for replica lighthouse to be placed downtown

Council directed Staff to prepare a Staff Report for the May 30 Council meeting regarding the request the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society (NLPS) for a replica lighthouse to be placed downtown. It was noted that the NLPS request should include schematics of the replica lighthouse.

 

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Mayor Cooper provided notice of a motion to provide a donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of emergency efforts for the Fort McMurry community.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

The Director of Public Works & Engineering provided an update on the higher than normal chlorine residual experienced in the area of the treatment plant on May 4. The Director noted that the situation was discovered immediately, notice was provided to the proper authorities and the situation was rectified within 90 minutes.

 

UPCOMING COUNCIL & STANDING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

Meeting Type Date, time & location
Development, Operations & Environmental Services Standing Committee Monday, May 165:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street

There will be no meeting on Monday, May 23 due to the Victoria Day holiday.
Council Monday, May 305:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee Monday, June 65:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street

Council Monday, June 135:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

 

Agendas and Minutes are available online at: collingwood.ca/agendas-minutes