Collingwood Council Highlights – January 18, 2016


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Guy Chartrand, CEO and David Finbow, Facilities Committee Chair

Guy Chartrand and David Finbow gave Council an update on the CG&MH redevelopment process, including the capital planning process steps and timelines. They noted that they will be reviewing all options, so that a preferred option can be identified, although the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MoHLTC) will review all options and make the final decision.

They thanked all their catchment communities for the interest and participation, and reminded everyone that they will continue to deliver high quality healthcare in the current facility for the next five to seven years until a new facility is available.




Items A1 through A6 were received for information. The following items were pulled for further discussion.


A.1 Township of Oro-Medonte re: Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA)

Council voted to support the resolution from the Township of Oro-Medonte to petition the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to review the 1990 MFIPPA and update the fee provisions to ensure they are more reflective of current and actual costs payable by the “requester” for information rather than bore by the taxpayers.


A.4 G. Culbert re: Request to extend Collingwood Blue Mountain link bus service to 10:00 p.m.

The request was referred to budget deliberations.


A.5 B. Green, Chair, Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area Board re: Proposed parking rate changes in the downtown.

The BIA’s recommendation to conduct a review of the proposed parking rate changes in the downtown prior to Council approval of the fee changes was referred to the budget deliberations.





Council approved the Environmental Services Standing Committee report.

2015 Water Compliance Report

Council approved the 2015 Water Compliance Report.

2015 Environmental Services Operations Summary

Council received the 2015 Environmental Services Operations Summary for information.


Council requested a Staff Report identifying the private watermains in Town and clarification on the operation / maintenance on private watermain and hydrants.




Award of Contract for Development of Waterfront Master Plan

The Community Based Strategic Plan (CBSP) was approved in September 2015 identified Public Access to a Revitalized Waterfront as a key goal for the community.

Council awarded the contract for the development of a Waterfront Master Plan to BrookMcIlroy Inc. as the highest scored proposal for the project.

January 2016 Amendments to Natural Ice Rink Policy

A request was made to allow a natural ice rink to be built on lands zoned as environmentally protected, which, under the previous Natural Ice Rink Policy was prohibited.

It is recommended that applications be permitted for natural ice rinks on lands that have been designated environmentally protected that have no anticipated negative impacts from the use.

Council approved the amendments to the Natural Ice Rink policy, and delegated authority over the policy to the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture.

Application for an Amendment to the Major Redevelopment and Restoration Tax Incentive Grant By-law #2010-100.

Council granted the heritage tax incentive to the owners of 79 Hurontario Street and amended the Heritage Tax Incentive Grant By-law to include condominium owners as first homeowners in order for those owners to be eligible for the Major Redevelopment and Restoration Tax Incentive Grant.




Director of Public Works, Brian Macdonald provided an overview of the economic impact study for the Collingwood Regional Airport, developed jointly with the Township of Clearview. The report was prepared to support the Town’s opposition to the wpd windfarm application that is being reviewed by the Ministry of the Environment.

The full report can be viewed on the Town of Collingwood website.




Meeting Type Date, time & location
Development and Operations Services Standing Committee Monday, January 255:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee Wednesday, February 31:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Council Monday, February 85:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

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.


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