The Corporation of The Town of Cobourg
Community Services, Protection, and Economic Development Standing Committee
Revised Agenda

Council Chambers, Victoria Hall, Cobourg


This Community Services, Protection, and Economic Development Standing Committee Meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is being held using a hybrid meeting model. Members of Council and Municipal Staff will have the choice to participate in-person in Council Chambers or to participate via Electronic Participation. Please note that in-person attendance in Council Chambers by members of the public is now permitted. The public may also view the Council meeting live via the Town of Cobourg live stream. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please email


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The Town of Cobourg respectfully acknowledge that we are located in the traditional and treaty territory of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

The Town of Cobourg respectfully acknowledge that the Williams Treaties First Nations have been stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters, and that today remain vigilant over their health and integrity for generations to come. We are all Treaty people. 





Members of the Community Services, Protection, and Economic Development Standing Committee will present verbal reports on matters within their respective areas of responsibility.



Speakers may not register to speak to Outside Presentations.

  • THAT Council receive the memo from the Downtown Business Improvement Area regarding Addressing Downtown Parking Concerns for Economic Development for information purposes.



Speakers may speak for up to 10 minutes of uninterrupted time and only on the matter pertaining to the report.

As per the Town Procedural By-law, when addressing Council, the speaker shall be respectful of all persons and refrain from entering into cross debate with members of Council, Town Staff and members of the audience.

Following the address, Council members may ask questions to obtain additional information or seek clarification from the speaker but shall not make statements to or enter into debate with the speaker.

Once all speakers have been heard, Council members will deliberate the report at hand without interruption. Speakers will not be allowed to interrupt the Council decision making process.

  • THAT the Committee adopt the following recommendations contained within the staff reports on the consent agenda as a single motion and refer to Regular Council for final approval: 

  • THAT Council receive the staff report including the 2023 Annual Report for the Economic Development Department and Venture13 Facility (included as Attachment 1) for information purposes.

  • THAT Council receive this report for information purposes; and

    FURTHER THAT Council approve the naming of the parkland bounded by Caddy Drive, Lees Avenue, and Caddy Drive, known as 857 Caddy Drive (currently informally known as New Amherst Parkette), as Ron Bolt Park; and

    FURTHER THAT Council direct staff to erect a new park sign recognizing the new name; and

    FURTHER THAT Council encourage citizens to come forward with naming recommendations for other municipal facilities to recognize and celebrate Cobourg’s rich culture.




  • WHEREAS it is known that there is complicated set of parking rules, regulations, and fines in Cobourg.  Whereas there is a constant request from DBIA and Cobourg residents to rethink the parking situation in Cobourg.

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT this council request staff to report back to the appropriate standing committee on the steps and recommendations to completely reimagine the parking program/regime within the town of Cobourg to one based on simplicity; with the program being easy to understand  for visitors; and that  provides Cobourg tax payers with the opportunity to pay for all paid parking within their town in a single yearly payment and at a steeply discounted rate and that the following suggestions are considered  with the intent to minimize the loss the parking  potential revenue of parking; and     

    FURTHER THAT this new program shall consider the following suggestions from residents, business, and council members in its report:

    • That parking enforcement have two distinct seasons a low season that starts on September 15th and ends May 14th and a high season that starts May 15th and ends September 15th (4 month period).
    • That during the 8-month low season all paid parking within Cobourg is free for the first 3 hours and that a day pass is set at $20 with fines not to exceed $80 and that the pass work for all paid parking spots in Cobourg for the entirety of the day.
    • That during the high season there is no free parking at any paid parking within the town of Cobourg and further that all paid parking within the town be set to the same rate of $5 an hour and that a day pass is set at $40 with fines not to exceed $160 and that the intent of these changes are to make up for the lost revenue during the low season and not create a new source of income.
    • That during the 4 months of the high season Cobourg residents can purchase a monthly parking pass good for all paid parking in Northumberland for $25/ month or $100 for the entirety of the high season. Further that all Northumberland residents are able to purchase a monthly parking pass for $80 for the entire high season and that all businesses located in the DBIA are permitted to purchase an $80 monthly parking pass for any of their full-time employees who live outside Northumberland county and that the pass be valid for all paid spots in the town of Cobourg.
    • That daily parking passes are made available to be purchased online, at the parking machines or at specified vendors in the DBIA.
    • That town staff make recommendations as to how they plan on make purchasing of daily and monthly parking passes more accessible and easier to purchase during high season.
    • That all paid parking in the town of Cobourg be suspended until a new parking strategy is implemented.
    • That all handicapped spaces are to become free parking at all times and that the fine for illegally parking in a handicapped space be increased to $1000.00 for a first-time offence.





To adjourn the meeting.