OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, May 26, 2014 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Regional Councillor Taylor

Councillor Vegh

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Hempen

Councillor Sponga

Councillor Di Muccio

Councillor Emanuel

 

 

Members Absent:

Councillor Twinney

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

M. Mayes, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services

R. Prentice, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services

C. Service, Acting Commissioner of Community Services

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

J. Patel, Project Support Business Analyst

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

 

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

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

Mayor Van Bynen announced the passing of former Newmarket Councillor and Citizen of the Year Mr. Larry Blight.  Those in attendance observed a moment of silence in his honour. 

 

Public Notices

 

None.

 

Additions and Corrections to the Agenda

 

 

 

1.

Additions and Corrections to the Agenda

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

THAT the Additions and Corrections to the Agenda noted in the addendum be adopted.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

Presentations and Recognitions

 

2.

Mayor Van Bynen and Members of Council presented the 2014 Arts Grants to Shadowpath Theatre Productions, the Ranji Singh Foundation, North Town Music and Art Wars, Newmarket Group of Artists, Ardeleana Chamber Music Society, Region of York Quilters Guild, Mr. Daniel Barak, Mr. William Oliver, Ms. Valerie Nuyanzina, and Ms. Stefanie Crea. 

 

3.

Mayor Van Bynen, Members of Council and Ms. Lindsay Burwash, Recreation Programmer presented the Heritage Art Awards.  Honourable mentions to Ms. Elizabeth H. Nicholas, Ms. Alana Biasi and Ms. Mahtab Abdollahi.  The winner of the Heritage Art Contest was Mr. David Ribbans.  

 

Deputations

 

4.

Mr. Paul Ferguson, President, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Limited regarding Peaksaver/Zerofootprint Pilot Project in Newmarket.

 


 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

THAT the deputation of Mr. Paul Ferguson, President, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Limited regarding Peaksaver/Zerofootprint Pilot Project in Newmarket be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

5.

Mr. Ian Laing, Fire Chief, Central York Fire Services regarding Central York Fire Services 2013 Annual Report.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the deputation of Mr. Ian Laing, Fire Chief, Central York Fire Services regarding Central York Fire Services 2013 Annual Report be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Approval of Minutes

 

6.

Council Minutes of May 5, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of May 5, 2014 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Correspondence and Petitions

 

None.

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Regional Council received and approved a broadband strategy for York Region.  York Region is currently Canada’s second largest information and communications technology cluster.  In order to compete in the marketplace and meet the needs of residents, the Region requires strong internet connectivity which requires constant planning.  The Region’s broadband strategy can be found online at www.york.ca and www.investinyork.ca

 

b) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that York Region’s 2011-2015 Strategic Plan Three Year Progress Report Update “From Vision to Results” was received by Regional Council.  The report outlines a number of different areas including child care subsidy wait lists, employment, transit and the implementation of a new fiscal strategy to reduce debt requirements.  The report is available online at www.york.ca    

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

7.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of May 20, 2014.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of May 20, 2014 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

 

 

 

8.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Brian Lambie, President, Redbrick Communications Inc. related to  Office of the CAO - Corporate Communications and Corporate Policy Committee Joint Report 2014-01 dated May 6, 2014 regarding new Corporate Policy - Staff Social Media Policy be received.

 

9.

Office of the CAO - Corporate Communications and Corporate Policy Committee Joint Report 2014-01 dated May 6, 2014 regarding new Corporate Policy - Staff Social Media Policy.

 

a) THAT Corporate Communications and Corporate Policy Committee Joint Report 2014-01 dated May 6, 2014 regarding New Corporate Policy - Staff Social Media Policy be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council approves the attached Staff Social Media Policy COMMM.3-01.

 

10.

 

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Hans Honegger of Bon Eco Design showing details of the proposed Keith Bridge historic panels as part of the VivaNext transformation be received. 

 

11.

Correspondence dated April 29, 2014 from Mr. Clinton Shane Ekdahl requesting that May 29, 2014 be proclaimed as 'Day of the Honey Bee' in the Town of Newmarket.

 

a) THAT the correspondence dated April 29, 2014 from Mr. Clinton Shane Ekdahl be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim May 29, 2014 as 'Day of the Honey Bee';

 

ii) AND THAT the proclamation be advertised in the Town Page advertisement and on the Town's website www.newmarket.ca

 

12.

Correspondence dated May 14, 2014 from Ms. Nicole Champagne, Assistant of Communications and Quality Assurance, DeafBlind Ontario Services requesting that June, 2014 be proclaimed ‘DeafBlind Awareness Month’ in the Town of Newmarket.

 

a) THAT the correspondence dated May 14, 2014 from Ms. Nicole Champagne, Assistant of Communications and Quality Assurance, DeafBlind Ontario Services be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim June, 2014 as DeafBlind Awareness Month;

 

 

ii) AND THAT the proclamation be advertised in the Town Page advertisement and on the Town's website www.newmarket.ca

 

13.

Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of March 19, 2014.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of March 19, 2014 be received.

 

14.

Street Naming Committee Minutes of April 15, 2014.

 

a) THAT the Street Naming Committee Minutes of April 15, 2014 be received.

 

15.

Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of February 4 and March 4, 2014.

 

a) THAT the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of February 4 and March 4, 2014 be received.

 

16.

Correspondence dated April 4, 2014 from Mr. David Hanson, President, Newmarket Soccer Club requesting exemption from the Parking By-law for soccer tournaments.

           

a) THAT the correspondence dated April 4, 2014 from Mr. David Hanson, President, Newmarket Soccer Club be received and the request that the Town of Newmarket provide exemptions from the parking restrictions for Newmarket Soccer Club’s Annual Tournaments, being Microfest on June 14, 2014; Soccerfest on June 21 and 22, 2014, Heart of York on August 9 and 10, 2014 and NSC Challenge Cup on August 23, 2014 be approved in principle subject to staff’s final approval and/or conditions of approval regarding the parking exemption locations.

 

17.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-20 dated May 20, 2014 regarding the 2014 Annual Servicing Allocation Review.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-20 dated May 20, 2014 regarding the 2014 Annual Servicing Allocation Review be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT all previously distributed servicing capacity be re-instated;

 

ii) AND THAT the Town continue to hold the balance of its unassigned and uncommitted servicing capacity (3989 people) in a strategic reserve.

 

18.

Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture 2014-14 dated April 16, 2014 regarding the 2014 Kanata Festival.

 

a) THAT Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture 2014-14 dated April 16, 2014 regarding the 2014 Kanata Festival be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

THAT Council grants permission for the following:

 

i) Upper Canada Volunteer Regiment Organization (UCVRO) and Newmarket Scouts to camp overnight at Fairy Lake Park from Monday June 30th to Tuesday July 1st, 2014;

 

ii) Upper Canada Volunteer Regiment Organization (UCVRO) to have an open campfire while camping overnight at Fairy Lake Park provided that approval is obtained from Central York Fire Services;

 

iii) Upper Canada Volunteer Regiment Organization (UCVRO) be allowed to discharge their firearms and cannon during the Kanata Festival on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014;

 

iv) Fireworks be displayed on Tuesday July 1st, 2014 at George Richardson Park, and;

 

v) Central York Fire Services to be present at Fairy Lake Park on Tuesday July 1st, 2014 to help celebrate Canada Day.

 

19.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2014-33 dated May 6, 2014 regarding Woodspring Avenue North of Bonshaw Avenue Bicycle Lanes. 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2014-33 dated May 6, 2014 regarding Woodspring Avenue North of Bonshaw Avenue Bicycle Lanes be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Schedule XI (Bike Lanes) of the Traffic By-law 2011-24, as amended, be amended by deleting the following: Woodspring Avenue from Bathurst Street to Bonshaw Avenue;

 

ii) AND THAT Schedule XI (Bike Lanes) of the Traffic By-law 2011-24, as amended, be amended by adding the following:  Woodspring Avenue from Bathurst Street to Town limit;

 

 

iii) AND THAT Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be amended by deleting the following:

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Woodspring Avenue

East

Bonshaw to the northern terminus

7:00am to 9:00am

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

iv) AND THAT Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be amended by adding the following:

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Woodspring Avenue

Both

Bonshaw Avenue north to Town limit

Anytime

 

v) AND THAT the necessary By-law be prepared and submitted to Council for its approval;

 

vi) AND THAT a copy of this report with the Council Extract be forwarded to the Town of East Gwillimbury.

 

20.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Public Works Services 2014-36 dated May 7, 2014 regarding Graffiti Removal Services - Update.

 

a)    THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Public Works Services 2014-36 dated May 7, 2014 regarding Graffiti Removal Services – Update be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i)     THAT staff continue to contract Graffiti removal services, in the amount of $15,000 for 2014;

 

ii)    AND THAT the $15,000 for contracted graffiti removal services continue to be included as part of the annual Parks and Property Services Operating Budget;

 

iii)   AND THAT an additional $5,000 be included in the same budget item to address graffiti on the Tom Taylor Trail markers.

 

21.

Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services - Clerk's 2014-12 dated May 1, 2014 regarding Carnival - Magical Midways Inc.

 

 

 

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services - Clerk's 2014-12 dated May 1, 2014 regarding Carnival - Magical Midways Inc. for the location 20 Davis Drive be received and the application be approved subject to the following terms:

 

i) THAT the licence be issued for a period of seven consecutive days from July 22 to July 28, 2014 to permit the setting up and dismantling of amusement devices;

 

ii) AND THAT the actual operation of the carnival not exceed five consecutive days within that permitted time period.

 

22.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-20 dated April 29, 2014 regarding 2014 Reserves and Reserve Funds Budget.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-20 dated April 29, 2014 regarding 2014 Reserves and Reserve Funds Budget be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT the projected revenues for the 2014 Reserves and Reserve Funds Budget, as set out in the attachment, be approved.

 

23.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-15 dated May 8, 2014 regarding 2013 Development Charges.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-15 dated May 8, 2014 regarding 2013 Development Charges be received for information purposes.

 

24.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-16 dated April 28, 2014 regarding the Property Tax Rates and By-law for 2014.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-16 dated April 28, 2014 regarding the Property Tax Rates and By-law for 2014 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the property tax rates for 2014, as applied to the 2014 Returned Assessment Roll, be set for Town purposes, as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Class

Tax Rate

Residential 

0.395166%

Multi-Residential

0.395166%

Commercial

0.441479%

Industrial

0.518616%

Pipelines 

0.363158%

Farmland           

0.098792%

 

ii) AND THAT the applicable tax rate by-law attached as Appendix 'A' be forwarded to Council for approval.

 

25.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-23 dated May 1, 2014 regarding Tax-Write-offs Pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-23 dated May 1, 2014 regarding Tax Write-offs Pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 be received and the tax adjustments outlined in Appendix 1 be approved.

 

26.

Outstanding Matters List.

 

THAT the Outstanding Matters List be received.

 

27.

Corporate Services Report – Legislative Services 2014-11 dated May 5, 2014 regarding Potential Ward 3 Council Vacancy. 

 

THAT Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2014-11 dated May 5, 2014 regarding Potential Ward 3 Council Vacancy be received and the following recommendations, with amendments to the Procedure document and any attachments, where applicable, be adopted:

 

a)    THAT should a vacancy occur in the Ward 3 Council seat as a result of the June 12, 2014 provincial election, the following provisions would apply:

 

i)       THAT the Ward 3 Council seat be declared vacant by resolution at Council’s June 23, 2014 meeting and be filled by means of a Council appointment of an eligible elector in the Town of Newmarket in accordance with the Municipal Act;

 

ii)     AND THAT the Clerk’s Council Vacancy Procedures (attached as Schedule “A”) be approved;

 

iii)    AND THAT the Clerk schedule a Special Council meeting on July 21, 2014 (7:00 p.m.) to consider qualified Ward 3 Council vacancy candidates and appoint a qualified Ward 3 Council vacancy candidate.

 

28.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-18 dated April 29, 2014 regarding the 2013 Capital Carry-overs.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-18 dated April 29, 2014 regarding the 2013 Capital Carry-overs be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT $272,046 of the 2013 cancelled amounts funded from Asset Replacement Fund be applied to the program Engineering for 2015 Projects, which was not included in the 2014 budget.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

29.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of May 20, 2014.

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT the minutes of the Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of May 20, 2014 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

30.

Joint Chief Administrative Officer and Development and Infrastructure Services (Closed Session) Report 2014-21 regarding strategic land acquisition.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT Joint Chief Administrative Officer and Development and Infrastructure Services Closed Session Report 2014-21 dated May 20, 2014 regarding the strategic land acquisition (Davis Drive property) be received;

 

AND THAT staff be directed to proceed as authorized at the May 20, 2014 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

31.

Corporate Services - Legislative Services Memorandum dated May 23, 2014 regarding Potential Ward 3 Council Vacancy Appointment Questions.  (Memorandum distributed with the addendum)

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT the memorandum dated May 23, 2014 from the Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk regarding Potential Ward 3 Council Vacancy Appointment – Questions with the inclusion of the word 'government' in question a) be approved;

 

AND THAT the response to each question be limited to 250 words.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

By-laws

 

32.

By-laws 2014-30, 2014-31, 2014-32 and 2014-33.

 

 

 

2014-30

A By-law to amend By-law 2011-24, as amended (Schedule XI – Bike Lanes).

 

 

2014-31

A By-law to amend By-law 1993-62, as amended (Parking Restrictions – Woodspring Avenue).

 

 

 

 

 

2014-32

A By-law to provide for the levy and collection of the sums required by the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket for 2014 and to provide for the mailing of notices requisitioning the payment of taxes for 2014.

 

 

2014-33

A By-law to appoint a Building Inspector for the Town of Newmarket as required by the Building Code Act and O. Reg. 403-97, as amended. (Sasa Curgus)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT By-laws 2014-30, 2014-31, 2014-32 and 2014-33 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements and Community Events

 

a) Councillor Emanuel advised that the week of June 1-7, 2014 is National Access Awareness Week and invited residents to attend the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall at 200 Doug Duncan Drive on Tuesday June 3, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to celebrate accessibility and abilities. There will be interactive activities, guest performers, live music, information agencies, exhibits, displays, and more.  The event is hosted by the Newmarket Accessibility Advisory Committee. For more information on activities during National Access Awareness Week visit www.newmarket.ca or call 905-895-5193.

 

b) Councillor Di Muccio advised that the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place is holding a Golf Tournament at Mill Run Golf and Country Club, Highland Course on June 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The cost of $60.00 for members and $70.00 for non-members includes golf, cart, tees, a BBQ lunch and prizes. For the BBQ lunch only the cost is $10.00. For more information and to register, please call 905-953-5325.

 

 

 

c) Councillor Sponga advised that lifelong Newmarket resident Mr. Steven Gilbert received the 2014 Doug Wright Spotlight Award at a gala ceremony in Toronto on May 10, 2014.  The award recognizes the best in Canadian cartooning.  Mr. Gilbert won for his debut graphic novel, The Journal Of The Main Street Secret Lodge, a fictional crime thriller set in Newmarket during the late 1800s.  Steven Gilbert owns Fourth Dimension Comics, a long time retail establishment on Main Street South. Congratulations Steven!

 

d) Councillor Hempen invited residents to the ‘Try the Tri’ Triathlon, a non-competitive triathlon held at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, 100 Eagle Street West on Saturday June 7, 2014.  Start times are dependent on age and category.  Participants swim, bike and run different distances for each age category.  The event is open to everyone of all abilities ages three and older.  Proceeds go towards the Town of Newmarket Financial Assistance and Accessibility Fund.  For more information or to register, visit www.newmarket.ca

 

e) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Walk It Off Spinal Cord Recovery and Wellness Centre is holding its 4th Annual 5K Run-Walk-and-Roll for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery.  Join Regional Councillor Taylor on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Fairy Lake Park on Water Street.  The Race/Walk starts at the Fairy Lake Park Pavilion, loops around Armitage Park and back to the Pavilion. Same day registration is available. For more information, please visit www.walkitoffrecovery.org or call 289-340-0045.

 

f) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that a Community Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive.  A $1.00 donation provides a full spaghetti dinner.   

 

g) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that a Provincial Election All Candidates Debate and Open House will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Theatre, 505 Pickering Crescent.

 

h) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that May 26, 2014 was Bike to Work Day and acknowledged Smart Commute Central York for their hard work to make the event a success.

 

i) Councillor Kerwin advised that he attended the 38th Annual Easter Seals Run Walk. It was a beautiful day for the event which has raised nearly $2.9 million over the past 38 years to help children and youth with physical disabilities. They plan to exceed the $3 million mark this year.

 

j) Councillor Kerwin advised that street sweepers are out to clean up the streets and urged residents not to park on the street from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in order to provide access to all areas of the street for the sweepers.  The volume of debris from the long winter has created a large volume of sand that needs to be cleaned. 

k) Councillor Vegh invited Ward 1 residents to the annual Ward 1 Waste Disposal and Recycling Event on Saturday May 31, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until noon at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Drive in the south parking lot.  Empty your basement, garage and backyard of unwanted clutter and waste. Proof of address is required. For more information contact Councillor Vegh at 905-895-7095 or www.tomvegh.com

 

l) Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a) Councillor Kerwin thanked the York Bassmasters for their work cleaning the Bruce Lindsay retention pond.

 

b) Regional Councillor Taylor asked that the Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services speak to street sweeping progress in the Town. 

 

The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services advised that street sweeping was delayed approximately one month.  Typically it takes one month to get through the entire Town, however the large volume of debris may extend the process and it is anticipated to take at least an additional three weeks.  Staff appreciate the patience of residents through the process.  Updates will be provided to Council by e-mail as they are available.

 

c) Councillor Di Muccio advised that Council received an e-mail from the former treasurer of the Newmarket Soccer Club suggesting that the issues have not been accurately reflected on public record.  Mayor Van Bynen responded to the e-mail and Councillor Di Muccio requested an update on the matter.

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that three options were provided to the individual which included meeting with individual members of Council, a deputation to Council or to address Council during Open Forum.  No response has been provided to date.

 

Closed Session

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that there was no requirement for a closed session.

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

33.

2014-34

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council - May 26, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT By-law 2014-34 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

34.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:14 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk