Collingwood Council Highlights – February 8, 2016


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Items A1 through A4 were received for information. The following items were pulled for further discussion.

A.2 Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport re: Game On – The Government’s Sport Plan

Deputy Mayor Saunderson asked about the reinstatement of the Ontario Games and whether the Town has been investigating applying to host.

Director Collver noted that significant changes have been made to protect the financial risk exposure municipality’s accept as the host community.  He advised that PRC staff have been investigating the new process for this opportunity.

A.3 Great Lakes and Water Policy Section re: City of Waukesha Water Proposal: Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Sustainable Water Resources Agreement Regional Review Process

Mayor Cooper provided an update on the Waukesha Water Proposal.





Council approved the Development & Operations Services Standing Committee report.

Extending Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Business Development Centre (BDC) Partners

The original MOU with the BDC partners was signed in 2014 for a one-year term. Over the existence of the BDC, positive feedback was received on the overall operation and collaboration. Council approved the signing of a new MOU to cover a period of three years.

Request to Award RFP Contract for delivery of Starter and Summer Company programs

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre was awarded the contract to deliver the Starter Company program (provides mentoring, training and capital for youth to start, grow or buy a small business.) and the Summer Company program (an opportunity for students, 15 to 29 years old, who want to start and run their own summer businesses.)

This contract was recently extended for another year. Furthermore, an additional 20 spaces were added to the program for the South Georgian Bay area. There is approximately one year remaining on the Starter Company contract with the Province of Ontario.

As a resulting change in staff, the Small Business Enterprise Centre issued an RFP for consulting services to deliver the Starter and Summer Company programs and meet program delivery obligations outlined in the Provincial agreements. Council approved the awarding of the contract to the Business Enterprise Resource Network (BERN).

Authorization By-law to execute an amending Site Plan Control Agreement; 48 Stewart Road (Storpro)

Council enacted and passed an Authorization By-law to execute an amending Site Plan Control Agreement for Storpro at 48 Stewart Road. The purpose of this amendment is to insert the actual construction costs of the stormwater infrastructure and to revise the contribution amount from the neighbouring (benefiting) lot.

Regional Commercial District Plan of Subdivision; 20 High St & 530 Third St

Council granted draft approval to the ‘Regional Commercial District’ Plan of Subdivision, subject to conditions of draft approval.

Proposed Zoning By-law Amendment; 20 High Street & 530 Third Street; Regional Commercial District Plan of Subdivision

Council enacted and passed amending Zoning By-law for 20 High Street and 530 Third Street.

Authorization By-law to execute a Site Plan Control Agreement; Model Homes (Kari Crescent)

Council enacted and passed an Authorization By-law to execute a Site Plan Control Agreement for model homes on the to-be-constructed Kari Crescent. Kari Crescent will be private road, serving a condominium development located on the south side of Harbour Street West near Dawson Drive.

Stewart Road Reservoir and 10th Line Watermain

The contract for Engineering Services for the Design and Construction Management for the Stewart Road Reservoir and 10th Line Watermain was awarded to Ainley Group for the total cost of $185,928.30 plus HST. This award is contingent on the developers’ acceptance of the Town’s terms and conditions and providing the necessary funds to proceed.

Quarterly Update re: Economic Development Action Plan

Martin Rydlo, Director Marketing & Business Development

Mr. Rydlo provided an update on the progress made in the Economic Development Action Plan. Several upcoming and ongoing projects including the available land registry, Whiskeylicious, Experience Collingwood and high school career day.




Rail Track Lease

Council received the Staff Report regarding a revenue agreement between the Town of Collingwood and Cando Rail Services Ltd. and authorized staff to execute and enter into the lease agreement.

Cando Rail Services will lease approximately 12000 feet of track west of the rail yard in Utopia. Cando has a need to store empty rail cars and since the rail line is no longer operating it was seen as a mutually beneficial arrangement.

The lease agreement would generate annually $28,800, reducing the unmet operating costs by 62% to $17,000.




Meeting Type Date, time & location
Community Services Standing Committee Thursday, February 115:00 p.m.

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

Corporate Services Standing Committee

*Tuesday due to Family Day holiday

TUESDAY, February 165:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Council Monday, February 225:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St

Development and Operations Services Standing Committee Monday, February 295:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Council Monday, March 75:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.


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