OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

 

 

There were no requests to address Council during the open forum session.

 

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, January 20, 2014 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

 

Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Councillor Di Muccio

 

Councillor Emanuel

 

Councillor Hempen

 

Councillor Kerwin

 

Councillor Sponga

 

Councillor Twinney

 

Councillor Vegh

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

 

C. Kallio, Acting Commissioner of Community Services

 

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

 

R. Prentice, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure  Services

 

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services / Town Clerk

 

S. Niezen Records and Projects Coordinator

 

J. Patel, Project Support Business Analyst                

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

Public Notices

 

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Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

Moved by:      Councillor Di Muccio

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT the order of the agenda be altered by including the record of items for ratification from the January 20, 2014 Special Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

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Ms. Debra Scott, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce addressed Council with a PowerPoint presentation recognizing the 2014 Gold Smart Commute Workplace Designation.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

a) THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Ms. Debra Scott, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, recognizing the 2014 Gold Smart Commute Workplace Designation be received.

 

Carried

 

Deputations

 

None.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

2.

Council Minutes of December 16, 2013.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

 

a) THAT the Council Minutes of December 16, 2013 be approved.

 

Carried

Correspondence & Petitions

 

None.

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

3.

a) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region of York will host a workshop later this week on post-secondary institutions and opportunities for developing post-secondary education in York Region.

 

 

b) Regional Councillor Taylor advised of a report from the Region’s Planning and Economic Development Department regarding the need for a review of the land use planning and appeal system. The report addresses need for changes in land use planning and the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). It addresses the need for a review of the ability of the OMB to hear appeals, the consistency of current decision making and the need to place greater priority on local decision making.

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

4.

Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 13, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

 

 

 

a) THAT the Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 13, 2014 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

                                                               
b) THAT the Special Committee of the Whole resolve into a closed session for the purpose of discussing proposed acquisition of land by the municipality or local board.

 

Carried

 

5.

Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 13, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

a) THAT the Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 13, 2014 be approved.

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

b) Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes – January 13, 2014  Item 1 – Joint CAO & Development Services & Infrastructure Services – Planning  and Building Services Report  2013-56 – Strategic Property Acquisition.

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

 

 

i) THAT staff be authorized to take the necessary steps directed at the January 13, 2014 (morning session) Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting regarding strategic properties.

 

 

Carried

 

7.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 13, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

 

 

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a) THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 13, 2014 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Dave Gordon and Ms. Laura McDowell, Regional Municipality of York Environmental Services regarding the SM4RT Living Master Plan.

 

a) THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Dave Gordon and Ms. Laura McDowell, Regional Municipality of York Environmental Services regarding the SM4RT Living Master Plan be received. 

 

Ms. Caroline Grech, Government Relations Specialist, CAA addressed the Committee regarding a Distracted Driving Campaign. 

 

a) THAT the deputation by Ms. Caroline Grech, Government Relations Specialist, CAA regarding a Distracted Driving Campaign be received and supported.  

 

 

Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of November 12, 2013.

 

 a) THAT the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of November 12, 2013 be received.

 

 

 

Item 1 of the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of December 2, 2013 - Application for Site Plan Approval - 487 Queen Street - Brixton Commercial Realty Advisors Ltd with attached Site Plan Map.

 

a) THAT the application for Site Plan Approval to permit 16 stacked townhouse units together with a 21 space parking lot on the subject lands, be approved in principle and referred to staff for processing, subject to the following:

 

i) THAT the preliminary review comments provided to the applicant be addressed to the satisfaction of Town staff;

ii) AND THAT Brent Fleming of Brixton Commercial Realty Advisors Ltd., 10 Kingsborough Crescent, Toronto, ON M9R 2T9 be notified of this decision.

 

Item 2 of Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of December 2, 2013 - 497 Timothy Street - 1805619 Ontario Inc. with attached Site Plan Map.

 

a) THAT the application for Site Plan Approval to permit a new restaurant having a gross floor area of 693.58 square metres on the subject lands, be approved in principle and referred to staff for processing, subject to the following:

 

i) THAT the preliminary review comments to the applicant be addressed to the satisfaction of Town staff;

 

ii) AND THAT the applicant work with the Building Division to add fenestration to the north (rear) and west (Cedar Street) elevations of the building;

 

iii) AND THAT Angela Sciberras of Macaulay Shiomi Howson Ltd., 471 Timothy Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 1P9 be notified of this decision.

 

Special Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of November 5, 2013.

 

a) THAT the Special Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of November 5, 2013 be received.

 

Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of November 5, 2013.

 

a) THAT the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of November 5, 2013 be received.

 

Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of November 5, 2013. (Circulated in separate envelope)  

 

a) THAT the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of November 5, 2013 be received.

 

Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of October 23, 2013.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of October 23, 2013 be received.

 

Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of September 4, October 2 and November 6, 2013.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of September 4, October 2 and November 6, 2013 be received.

 

Newmarket Downtown Development Subcommittee Minutes of November 29, 2013.

 

a) The Newmarket Downtown Development Subcommittee Minutes of November 29, 2013 be received.

 

Inclusivity Advisory Committee Minutes of November 27, 2013.

 

a) THAT the Inclusivity Advisory Committee Minutes of November 27, 2013 be received.

 

Item 3 of the Inclusivity Advisory Committee Minutes of November 27, 2013 regarding Amended Terms of Reference.

 

a) THAT the revised Inclusivity Advisory Committee Terms of Reference as attached be considered as the Terms of Reference for the 2014-2018 Inclusivity Advisory Committee.

 

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2013-58 dated October 20, 2013 regarding Main Street - Prohibiting the Use of skateboards, roller blades and bicycles on the sidewalk.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2013-58 dated October 20, 2013 regarding Main Street - Prohibiting the Use of skateboards, roller blades and bicycles on the sidewalk be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT this report be forwarded to the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management for their consideration and recommendations.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

a) THAT the list of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

Deputation by Craig Nelson, District Manager – Green for Life.

 

a) THAT the deputation request by Mr. Craig Nelson, District Manager – Green for Life be heard and that a 10 minute time frame be allotted.   

 

b) THAT the deputation by Mr. Craig Nelson, District Manager - Green For Life and Mr. Brian Kent regarding waste collection issues be received.

 

Item 2 of Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of November 12, 2013 - Request for Exemption from Site Plan Approval - 380 Bayview Parkway.

           

a) Item 2 of Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of November 12, 2013 - Request for Exemption from Site Plan Approval - 380 Bayview Parkway be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the request for an exemption from Site Plan Approval for the proposed Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Reduction System at the Newmarket Pumping Station located on the subject lands be granted;

 

ii) AND THAT Davy Chan, Project Coordinator of the Regional Municipality of York, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 be notified of this decision.

 

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services – Planning Report 2014-02 dated January 13, 2014.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services - Planning Report 2014-02 dated January 13, 2014 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the planning recommendations and comments with respect to the Review of Land Use Planning and Appeal System as set out in Attachment 1 be endorsed;

 

ii) AND THAT staff be directed to provide the planning recommendations and comments contained in Attachment 1 to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, with a copy to the Regional Municipality of York.

 

a) THAT the Presentation by the Director of Legislative Services – Voting Method Options & Summary of Public Input and Corporate Services - Joint Legislative Services & Information Technology Services Report 2013-43 dated November 29, 2013 regarding "Voting Method Options, 2014 Municipal Election" and the Memorandum dated January 10, 2014 regarding Voting Method Options, 2014 Municipal Election be referred to a Special Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for January 20, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m.;

 

b) AND THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Engineering Services 2013-49 dated January 13, 2014 regarding the Checking Consultant Professional Consulting Services Contract Extension be referred to a Special Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for January 20, 2014 beginning at 1:30 p.m.;

 

c) AND THAT Item 1 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) agenda being a proposed or pending acquisition of land by the municipality be referred to a Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting scheduled for January 20, 2014 immediately following the Special Committee of the Whole meeting at 1:30 p.m.

 

 Motion by Councilor Kerwin.            

 

Whereas in September 2012 the provincial government cancelled the 70 year old Ontario Ranger Program (ORP), formerly known as the Ontario Junior Ranger Program;

 

AND WHEREAS when the government cancelled the Ontario Ranger Program it claimed the Stewardship Youth Ranger Program (SYP), an existing day program would deliver the same experience and would offer more jobs;

 

AND WHEREAS this day program does not offer the same quality of experience youth gained under the previous ORP in respect to knowledge of resource management and without the distractions of daily life;

 

AND WHEREAS since 2012, 278 Ontario Ranger jobs have been eliminated;

 

AND WHEREAS in previous years more than half of the Ontario Rangers were students from large urban centres.  By contrast this year, the current day program is just not accessible to those students in those urban centres;

 

AND WHEREAS when the government cancelled the ORP, many youths lost an opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience because the ORP only required enrolment in an Ontario high school and acceptance into the program was based on a postal code lottery system;

 

 

 

AND WHEREAS cancellation of the 70 year old ORP does a disservice to public services in Ontario to those who have come to admire and respect the natural beauty of our province;

 

AND WHEREAS Conservation Authorities encourage students to learn about the importance of conserving our shared natural environment and what they can do to make a positive impact;

 

AND WHEREAS the provincial government committed $295 million dollars in the 2013 provincial budget for youth employment;

 

THEREFORE be it resolved that the Town of Newmarket supports the Friends of the Ontario Ranger Program campaign to restore the Ontario Ranger Program in the 2014 provincial budget;

 

AND be it further resolved that the Town of Newmarket shall send a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Minister of Natural Resources, David Orazietti, urging their government to restore the Ontario Ranger Program for future generations of young people;

 

AND be it finally resolved that the Town of Newmarket forward this resolution for support to the York Region municipalities and the other 35 Conservation Authorities.

 

Carried

 

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Item 1 of Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of November 12, 2013  Application for Amendment to Site Plan Approval - 87 Mulock Drive with attached Site Plan Map.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

 

a) THAT the application for Site Plan Approval to permit two additions on the north and west sides of the existing building having a total gross floor area of 576 square metres be approved in principle and referred to staff for processing subject to the following:

 

b) THAT the preliminary review comments provided to the applicant be addressed to the satisfaction of Town staff;

 

c) AND THAT Richard Wengle of Richard Wengle Architect Inc., 102 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2H3 be notified of this decision;

 

d) AND THAT Frank Serpa of Serpa Investments Corporation, 10414 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON L3C 3C3 be notified of this decision.

 

Carried

 

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Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Public Works Services – ES 2014-05 dated January 13, 2014 regarding Garbage and Recycling Service Level Update.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

 

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

 

a) THAT staff continue to work with the Contractor (GFL) and the other municipal partners in good faith to resolve all issues and improve the Level of Service for collectible waste and;

 

b) THAT staff review any costs, losses and remedies of the municipality as a result of the issues encountered with the Contractor, and that staff be authorized to pursue any appropriate legal remedies provided for in the GFL Contract to recover these losses; 

 

c) AND THAT GFL be required to provide a remediation plan and a signed commitment for Council and the residents of Newmarket within 14 days addressing levels of service, quality and quantity of trucks, staffing issues and preventative maintenance.

 

Carried

 

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Corporate Services (Legal) Report 2013-14 dated December 12, 2013 regarding Update following the OMB Pre-Hearing with respect to Marianneville Developments Ltd. (Glenway)

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

 

THAT Corporate Services (Legal) Report 2013-14 dated December 12, 2013 regarding Update following the OMB Pre-Hearing with respect to Marianneville Developments Ltd. (Glenway) be received for information and the following recommendations be approved: 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket direct its legal and planning representation to focus its efforts on the OMB approved two-phase hearing it sought on the unanimous direction of Council;

 

ii) AND THAT Council consider mediation/settlement on technical matters related to the proposed development of the Glenway lands once the principle of development has been dealt with by the OMB if necessary;

 

iii) AND THAT Council direct staff to continue with internal preparations related to technical issues should mediation/settlement discussions occur.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Emanuel,

Opposed:

Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Kerwin

(7 in favour, 2 opposed)

 

Carried

 

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Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-02 dated December 5, 2013 regarding the 2014 Interim Tax Billing and By-law.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

 

THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-02 dated December 5, 2013 regarding the 2014 Interim Tax Billing and By-law be received and the following recommendation be approved:

 

i) THAT Council enact a by-law for the levy and collection of the 2014 Interim Tax Levy.

 

Carried

 

 

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Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 13, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 13, 2014 be approved.

 

Carried

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that at the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting of January 13, 2014 the Director of Legal Services/ Municipal Solicitor provided legal advice surrounding the GFL Service Level Update.

 

 

a) Joint Development & Infrastructure Services and Corporate Services Report 2014-01 – Glenway Development Application Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

 

THAT Joint Development & Infrastructure Services and Corporate Services Report 2014-01 dated January 6, 2014 regarding Glenway development appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT staff continue to provide Council with regular updates including financial reporting leading up to and throughout the OMB hearing.

 

Carried

 

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Special Committee of the Whole of January 20, 2014 (Ratification of Actions).

 

 

a) Presentation by the Director of Legislative Services - Voting Method Options & Summary of Public Input.

Corporate Services - Joint Legislative Services & Information Technology Services Report 2013-43 dated November 29, 2013 regarding "Voting Method Options, 2014 Municipal Election".

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

 

THAT the presentation by the Director of Legislative Services - Voting Method Options & Summary of Public Input and Corporate Services - Joint Legislative Services & Information Technology Services Report 2013-43 dated November 29, 2013 regarding "Voting Method Options, 2014 Municipal Election" and Memorandum dated January 10, 2014 regarding Voting Method Options be received and the following recommendations, as amended, be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council endorse Option 1, “Use of Vote Counting Equipment and Optical Scanning Vote Tabulators” for use in the 2014 municipal election;

 

ii) AND THAT Council refer Option 2, “ Use of Internet Voting” to the 2018 election to be reviewed within the first 12 months of the next term of Council;

 

 

 

 

iii) AND THAT a by-law be brought forward for consideration by Council to authorize the use of voting and vote-counting equipment in the 2014 municipal election in accordance with Section 42.1 (a) and (b) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Vegh

Opposed:

Councillor Emanuel

(8 in favour, 1 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

b) Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2013-49 dated January 13, 2014 regarding the Checking Consultant Professional Consulting Services Contract Extension.

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

 

THAT Council approve the execution of the Professional Consulting Services Agreement with R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited for a period up to two (2)  years from the date of Council approval to provide checking consulting services at preferred client discounted rates adjusted annually in accordance with industry standards;

 

i) AND THAT staff report back to Council after a year and a half with options regarding the Checking Consultant Professional Consulting Services Contract;

 

ii) AND THAT the Mayor and Town Clerk be authorized to execute the Professional services contract;

iii) AND THAT Mr. Dave Scomazzon, P.Eng. of R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited be notified of this action.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Emanuel, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Vegh

Opposed:

Councillor Di Muccio

(8 in favour, 1 opposed)

 

Carried

 

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Joint CAO & Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services Report (Closed Session) 2014-03 (proposed or pending acquisition of land)

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that this matter was deferred at the January 13, 2014 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) and was considered at the January 20, 2014 Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor  Kerwin

 

 

 

THAT Joint CAO & Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services (Closed Session) Report 2014-03 dated January 6, 2014 regarding a pending acquisition of land be received;

 

AND THAT the recommendations in Joint CAO and Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services Report 2014-03, as amended, be adopted.

 

Carried

 

By-laws

 

35.

By-laws 2014-01, 2014-02, 2014-03 and 2014-05.

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

 

a) THAT By-laws 2014-01, 2014-02, 2014-03 and 2014-05 be enacted.

 

 

2014-01

A by-law to impose an interim tax levy.

 

 

2014-02

A by-law to regulate the erection and maintenance of signs and other advertising devices in the Town of Newmarket.

 

2014-03

A by-law to amend By-law 2013-57 being a by-law to adopt fees and charges for services or activities provided by the Town of Newmarket. (Legislative Services - General Fees)

 

 

2014-05

A by-law to authorize the use of vote counting equipment and optical scanning vote tabulators.

 

Carried

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

 

 

 

b) THAT By-law 2014-04 being a by-law to appoint an Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Newmarket be deferred to the next scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

36.

Councillor Di Muccio advised that she would be bringing forward a motion to the March 17, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting with respect to the composition of Town Committees.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

37.

a) Councillor Di Muccio advised that the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place is planning a bus trip to Casino Rama on January 28th. The bus leaves from the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West, back parking lot) at 9 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. Ticket costs are $2 for members and $5 for guests. To get your tickets or for more information, please call 905-953-5325.

 

 

 

b) Councillor Di Muccio advised that on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Magna Centre between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. parents can meet with minor sports leagues for information and registration.

 

 

 

c) Councillor Di Muccio noted the observance of January 20, 2014 as Martin Luther King Day in the U.S.A.

 

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Councillor Sponga advised that the public is invited to a Public Information Centre on Tuesday, January 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Mulock Room at the Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive to discuss the proposed reconstruction of Second Street from Cotter Street to Prospect Street. Project drawings will be on display. Staff from Engineering Services and the Town’s consulting engineers will be available to answer questions and provide information. For further information regarding this project please contact Tom Ungar at 905-953-5300 extension 2504 or email tungar@newmarket.ca.

 

 

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a) Councillor Hempen advised that the public may enter the 2014 Winterfest Photography Contest. Photographs, in colour or black and white, must be related to winter or the great outdoors and be ready to hang. Photos must be submitted in person at the Town of Newmarket Municipal Officse, 395 Mulock Drive before Friday January 31st, maximum of 3 photos per person. Winners will be announced at Winterfest on February 1st at 1:00 p.m. or contacted by phone, and prizes will be awarded the following week. For registration forms and information please visit www.newmarket.ca under “Special Events” in Arts & Culture.

 

 

b) Councillor Hempen advised that the ARCH (Architecture, Recreation, Culture, Heritage) Committee invites eligible residents to enter a Logo Design Contest for Rebel Heartland. Submissions are being called for a logo commemorating events in Newmarket in 1837. Contestants must reside in Upper York Region. Entries must be received in person by Whitney Broydell at the Elman Campbell Museum (134 Main Street South) by 4:00 p.m. on January 24th.  Information on the design parameters can be found online at www.newmarket.ca under “Headlines”. Prizes are $500 for 1st, $250 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd. Winners will be announced on February 6th on the Town Page of the Era. For further information please call 905-953-5314.

 

 

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Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Newmarket residents and groups pursuing the arts are invited to apply for a grant through the Newmarket Celebrates the Arts Grant Program. Grant categories include Youth (ages 17 and under), Post-Secondary Education (ages 18 to 25) and Projects/Events. Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on February 21st , 2014. For more information, visit www.newmarket.ca or e-mail artsgrants@newmarket.ca. Those looking to apply for ‘Newmarket Celebrates the Arts’ grants are invited to attend a grant writing workshop on Wednesday January 29th at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall #4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

 

41.

a) Councillor Twinney congratulated the Newmarket Softball Association for receiving a $60,800 trillium grant and on celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2014.

 

 

b) Councillor Twinney invited the public to come out to the newly built ‘cool’ ice lounge at the Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive. Join the conversation online with the #NewmarketIceLounge on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and you and 20 of your closest friends could win exclusive access to watch a live Canadian Olympic men’s hockey game with game day snacks provided by Pickle Barrel Newmarket. This contest runs now until February 16th , 2014. For more information, visit www.newmarket.ca.

 

 

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Councillor Kerwin advised that the public is invited to a Public Information Centre on Thursday February 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Offices at 395 Mulock Drive to discuss the proposed reconstruction of Srigley Street from Prospect Street to Muriel Avenue. Project drawings will be on display. Staff from Engineering Services and the Town’s consulting engineers will be available to answer questions and provide information. For further information regarding this project please contact Tom Ungar at 905-953-5300 extension 2504 or email tungar@newmarket.ca.

 

 

 

 

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a) Councillor Vegh advised that the Ward 1 community drop in is on Tuesday February 4th, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.at the Magna Centre. The 40th Ward 1 drop-in was recently held on January 7th, 2014. Councillor Vegh thanked the public, Mayor Van Bynen and Regional Councillor Taylor for participating.

 

 

 

b) Councillor Vegh invited the public to join in the fun at Newmarket’s annual Winterfest event. Beginning Saturday February 1st at 8:00 a.m. at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons on Doug Duncan Drive, enjoy a $1 pancake breakfast, family bingo, children’s activities and more. The fun continues at Fairy Lake Park, Water Street from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with wagon rides, pony rides, children's games, train rides and hot food. Admission is free (select activities have a nominal fee). Winterfest continues on Sunday, February 2nd at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, 100 Eagle Street West with free public skating from noon to 2:00 p.m., and free public swimming from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome. For more information, please visit www.newmarket.ca  or call 905-895-5193.

 

 

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Councillor Kerwin advised that he would be available for speaking with residents at the Newmarket Public Library (lower level) on Saturday January 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

 

 

45.

Councillor Sponga congratulated the Newmarket Atom House League for their performance at the recent minor hockey tournament in Bradford. Councillor Sponga also congratulated the organizers of the annual Silverstick Tournament for another successful event.

 

 

 

46.

a) Mayor Van Bynen congratulated the organizers of the Silverstick Tournament on their 25th anniversary and for organizing an event for 72 hockey teams from across North America.

 

 

 

b) Mayor Van Bynen offered congratulations on behalf of the Members of Council and residents of the Town of Newmarket, to 15 year-old Newmarket resident Gabrielle Daleman for her second place finish at the Senior Women’s Division at the National Figure Skating Championships on January 20th. She has earned a berth on the Canadian Figure Skating Team competing at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. We wish her well!

 

 

 

c) Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, February 10th  2014 at 7 p.m.

 

 

 

 

New Business

 

47.

Councillor Twinney requested that staff report back on how sidewalk clearing is prioritized. The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services responded that staff will provide information on snow clearing protocols and will look at snow clearing on Patterson Drive.

 

 

48.

Councillor Di Muccio queried staff regarding staffing levels supporting the development of a post-secondary institution. The Chief Administrative Officer explained that Delta Consulting has been retained to facilitate post-secondary planning. The Acting Commissioner of Community Services outlined the consultants’ role and explained that there is a Post-Secondary Working Group in place and outlined their role.

 

 

49.

Councillor Di Muccio requested that the Council Code of Conduct review be brought back to a future Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

50.

Councillor Vegh requested that staff circulate a map of the Town’s primary and secondary sidewalk snow clearing routes, and that staff report back on why sidewalk plows drive on the road to move between routes. The Commissioner of Development of Infrastructure Services offered to circulate the related policy and bring a report on the matter back to a future Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

 

51.

Councillor Kerwin requested that staff also report back on sidewalk snow clearing of corner lots and if it was possible to apply sand and salt to areas that are not cleared.

 

Closed Session (if required)

 

 

None.

 

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

52.

By-law 2014-06.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

 

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

a) THAT By-law 2014-06 be enacted.

 

 

2014-06

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on January 20, 2014.

 

Carried

Adjournment

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:47 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk