Collingwood Council held its regular meeting on Monday night and has since sent out details regarding what was covered.
Council decided not to consider concessions with EPCOR for water and wastewater services. Instead, the Town will continue to consider EPCOR’s offer to purchase the Town’s hydro shares only. Mayor Sandra Cooper has said that more information will be released when the town is in a position to do so.
The Downtown Collingwood BIA is hoping to develop a strategy to stop the graffiti problem in the downtown core. The BIA Chairperson, Penny Skelton, and General Manager, Sue Nicholson, made a presentation at Monday night’s meeting and said they are seeing a rising amount of incidents of graffiti, many of which are known as tagging. They say that when a building is tagged, it’s costly to remove it and the costs are transferred to the building owner.
Council approved that a request for proposal be issued for the completion of a Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) to examine the Town’s employment lands. At a meeting back in March, Provincial and County representatives confirmed that an MCR is a requirement to any further consideration of the hospital’s preferred Poplar Sideroad site. The Town says they want to assist the hospital board, and a further meeting between the two parties has been requested by Council.
The Collingwood Council’s meeting minutes can be found here.