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Traffic, compost and a score clock: those items and more on tonight's council agenda

Collingwood council meets at 5 p.m. tonight (June 11) at Town Hall on the second floor in the council chambers.
Mayor Sandra Cooper at the head of the council table. Erika Engel/CollingwoodToday

Hospital strategy

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital president and CEO Norah Holder will be giving a deputation alongside the hospital board chair Thom Paterson on the hospitals strategic plan. While the hospital is scheduled for replacement, that process could take between six and ten years, so there will be work required at the hospital in the meantime.

A challenge from the Green Team

The All Saints’ Anglican Church Green Team has written to Collingwood Council and to Simcoe County waste management requesting the town and county work together to expand the town’s curbside organics pick-up program to condo developments. The letter states the Green Team has been approached by parishioners who live in “a variety of developments throughout the town and are prohibited from composting their green waste.” However, the neighbouring homes are eligible for curbside pickup.

The trouble with traffic

Highway 26 between Beachwood Road and the Pretty River Parkway comes up often in council discussion. Collingwood resident Irene-Frances Matwijec wrote a letter to council and MPP Jim Wilson suggesting there should be a traffic signal installed at Elliott Street to allow for a break in traffic and make it safer to turn left both off of and onto the highway.

Colts score clock

Staff reported to the Corporate and Community Services Standing Committee that they required more funding for the installation of the new score clock that came from the Barrie Colts for the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena. Staff is asking for an additional $25,000 to cover the costs of reinforcing the roof to hold the new, much heavier clock.


There will be an environmental assessment presentations on Mountain Road improvements by Tom Nolert and Patrick Wojcieszynski of Ainley Group.

The town has reached an agreement with the Firefighters union and will enact a new bylaw for the collective agreement.

Staff will give an update on the spending associated with building the Gathering Circle thus far.

Council will be voting on a bylaw to approve a new chief building official – Greg Miller, formerly of The Blue Mountains – to replace Bill Plewes, who has recently retired.

Watch for coverage following tonight’s council meeting.

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