Collingwood Council Highlights – January 29, 2018

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Public Meeting

Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment
Perfect World Collingwood

Town Planner Trevor Houghton gave an overview of the proposed amendments, which would allow the property to be zoned the same as the downtown core, which would permit a hotel, restaurants, offices and retail.

Andrew Hale, the planner for applicant presented an overview of their project, and shared several images of the proposed development. Mr. Hale emphasized that the development is expected to fit into the goals of the Community Based Strategic Plan and the Waterfront Master Plan, and will include areas for public access to the waterfront.

Members of the public who live near the development expressed concerns with parking, increased traffic, height, greenspace, and disruption of the view of the waterfront.

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Consent Agenda (Correspondence)

The following three items were received for information.

  • BIA letter re: The Regent development
  • Clearview Township re: Airport RFP Process
  • Hospital 4 Collingwood letter of support for motion re: Funding for hospital in Stage 1a and Stage 1b with conditions.

Development & Operations Services Standing Committee

Council approved the Development and Operations Services Standing Committee report.

Extension of Draft Approval; The Preserve at Georgian Bay Plan of Subdivision
The original draft approval was granted to this proposal by OMB Order in September 2007. Since then there have been three extensions in 2010, 2013 and 2016. While the Owner requested an 18-month extension, staff recommended and Council approved a 12-month extension until February 26, 2019.

Shipyards “Condominium E” and “Side Launch 2”; Official Plan Amendment
Council approved the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment, which would remove the live/work and commercial designations from the southern portion of the property, to allow for townhouses to be built.

2017 Annual Water Compliance Report
Council received the Annual Water Compliance Report, which complies with the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Regulation 170/03. In November 2017, the Collingwood Drinking Water System received a 98.69% rating from our MOECC inspection.

Only one issue was noted, in relation to new testing methods that required additional sampling to take place, which is now being completed.

Collingwood passed all regular testing and the treated water quality is excellent. The Water Department has continued to invest in infrastructure upgrades including:

  • upgrading the bulk water fill line at the Davey Reservoir;
  • replacing water mains, valves, hydrants and services on two blocks of Seventh and Eighth streets as part of the sanitary sewer renewal project;
  • installing wireless transmitters on all new builds and meter service calls;
  • and launching the backflow prevention program in earnest.


Council voted unanimously in a recorded vote, in favour of the following motion:

WHEREAS Council passed a resolution on September 12, 2016 in support of the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital submitting the Stage 1 application to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the hospital redevelopment on September 30, 2016;

AND WHEREAS Council passed a resolution on September 11, 2017 to continue to work with the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in any way to assist in progressing to stage 2 of the redevelopment process.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council herein authorize pre-approval in an amount up to $150,000 in the 2018 budget to be used at the discretion of the CAO for assisting the CGMH with expenses incurred in the Stage 1 a) and b) applications/responses required for the hospital redevelopment.

Rise and Report

Following the in-camera session, Council returned to open session and passed the following resolution:

WHEREAS Collus PowerStream has requested input on whether Collus PowerStream should proceed with the rate rebasing application that was scheduled to be submitted 2018;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Council herein request that Collus PowerStream not pursue a rate rebasing application this year consistent provisions of Hydro Share Sale.

Upcoming Council & Standing Committee Meetings

Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee
Monday, February 5  |  3 p.m. – 3rd Floor Library

Corporate & Community Services Standing Committee
Monday, February 5 | 5 p.m. 3rd Floor Library

Council Meeting
Monday, February 12 | 5 p.m. Council Chambers

No meeting February 19, due to the Family Day holiday.

Development & Operations Services Standing Committee
Wednesday, February 21 | 5 p.m. 3rd Floor Library

Council Meeting
Monday, February 26 | 5 p.m. Council Chambers

Agendas and Minutes are available online at:



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