Council Minutes, November 16, 2015

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, November 16, 2015 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

Councillor Vegh

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Twinney

Councillor Hempen

Councillor Sponga

Councillor Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services

L. Lyons, Deputy Clerk

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

J. Patel, Business Support Analyst

 

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

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

Open Forum

 

None.

 

Public Notices

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

1.

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

The Chief Administrative Officer advised of the Addendum item, being a deputation from Mr. John Heckbert regarding Hollingsworth Arena.  In addition, in order to provide clarity for residents, he suggested that Council, under New Business, confirm the revised budget schedule. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the items listed on the agenda as addendum items be included for consideration.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor declared an interest in Item 4 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of November 9, 2015, being a deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn related to advertising in the Newmarket Era as his spouse is employed by Metroland Media, the company that owns the Newmarket Era.  He advised that he would not take part in the discussion or voting of the matter.  

 

b)

Councillor Broome-Plumley declared an interest in the October 26, 2015 Council Minutes, as they relate to the Municipal Legislation Review as she is employed in the automotive industry.  As the minutes are for confirmation only, the Mayor advised that she would be permitted to vote on the item. 

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputations

 

2.

Ms. Joan Stonehocker introduced Cycle Newmarket and provided Council with background information regarding the establishment of the group, its objectives and spoke in support of constructing additional cycling infrastructure in Newmarket.   

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Joan Stonehocker introducing Cycle Newmarket be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

3.

Mr. John Heckbert addressed Councill regarding Hollingsworth Arena and compared the serviceable life of the facility against facilities in Toronto.  He suggested that Council fully explore all available options related to the retention or disposition of the facility.  In addition, he spoke in favour of pursuing a partnership with Pickering College. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Heckbert regarding Hollingsworth Arena be received and referred to staff. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

Approval of Minutes

 

4.

Council Minutes of October 26, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of October 26, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Regional Council will be meeting to discuss the Regional Budget this week.  The York Regional Police budget will be before Regional Council on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

 

b)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Regional Council received a Capital Infrastructure Status Update at their last Committee of the Whole meeting and provided a summary of the report.  The report is available on the Region’s website at www.york.ca

 

c)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Regional Council received a substantive report analyzing growth and intensification scenarios.     

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

5.

Council Workshop Record of October 26, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Record of October 26, 2015 be received.

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

6.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of November 9, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of November 9, 2015 be approved and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

7.

THAT the presentation by Ms. Leslie Woo, Chief Planning Officer, Metrolinx regarding a Regional Express Rail Service Update be received.

 

8.

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn regarding Councillor Twinney's Motion with respect to Insurance Program Protecting Underground Piping be received.

 

9.

Councillor Twinney regarding an Insurance Program Protecting Underground Piping.

 

THAT staff bring back a report to Council on a third party insurance program for residents to insure their water and sewer pipes that run under private property and are not covered by the Town. 

 

10.

Correspondence dated October 27, 2015 from Mr. Mark Koning, Communications and Administration Coordinator, AIDS Committee of York Region requesting December 1, 2015 be proclaimed 'World AIDS Day'.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Mr. Mark Koning be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim December 1, 2015 as 'World AIDS Day';

 

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

 

 

11.

Newmarket Public Library Special Board Minutes of September 12, 2015 and Regular Board Minutes of September 16, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Special Board Minutes of September 12, 2015 and Regular Board Minutes of September 16, 2015 be received.

 

12.

Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of August 18 and September 15, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of August 18 and September 15, 2015 be received.

 

13.

Item 7c) of the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of September 15, 2015 regarding parking.

 

THAT the following recommendation be referred to staff.

 

The Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management recommends to Council:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket investigate the feasibility of resident/tenant permit parking for the Main Street area;

 

ii) AND THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management be consulted in the process of the analysis.

 

14.

Outstanding Matters List.

 

a) THAT the Outstanding Matters List be received.

 

15.

Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of October 13, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of October 13, 2015 be received.

 

16.

Item 3 of the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of October 13, 2015 with respect to Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-46 dated September 22, 2015 regarding Central York Fire Services Reserve Fund.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-46 dated September 22, 2015 regarding Central York Fire Services Reserve Fund be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT JCC set a target level for the CYFS Reserve Fund as proposed in this report;

 

ii) AND THAT any 2015 CYFS operating surplus be allocated back to each municipality based on their budgeted allocation percentage;

 

iii) AND THAT JCC recommend that the Councils of each municipality waive the requirements specified in Schedule D of the Fire/Emergency Services Agreement between the Town of Aurora and the Town of Newmarket dated November 1, 2001, in this one instance.

 

17.

Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture 2015-33 dated October 19, 2015 regarding an amendment to the Town of Newmarket's Public Art Policy.

 

a) THAT Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture 2015-33 dated October 19, 2015 regarding an amendment to the Town of Newmarket's Public Art Policy be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Public Art Plan be amended to include an Art Selection Jury composed of 3 Town Staff representatives, 3 representatives from the Arts Community and 3 community representatives;

 

ii) AND THAT the Art Selection Jury identified in Recommendation i) be tasked to conduct a thorough evaluation process that identifies two finalist art pieces;

 

iii) AND THAT the finalist art pieces be presented to the Community to be voted upon for selection;

 

iv) AND THAT the Town of Newmarket award a commission to the artist and piece receiving the greatest number of public votes;

 

v) AND THAT a report outlining the evaluation and selection criteria, timelines and other process matters be routinely presented to Council before the Art Selection Jury process begins.

 

18.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Public Works Services 2015-56 dated October 8, 2015 regarding Community Gardens.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Public Works Services 2015-56 dated October 8, 2015 regarding the Feasibility of an Additional Community Garden be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT staff be directed to work collaboratively with the York Region Food Network and the Region of York Environmental Promotion and Protection Department to determine the feasibility of partnering on a second Community Garden at the corner of London Road and Main Street North;

 

ii) AND THAT staff bring forward any Town related costs for the second community garden in the 2017 draft budget requests, if required.

 

19.

Petition/Petitioning Newmarket Council to 'Save Hollingsworth Arena'.

 

a) THAT the petition/petitioning Newmarket Council to 'Save Hollingsworth Arena' be received and referred to staff for a report that clarifies the petition preamble as part of the public consultation process related to the disposition of the Hollingsworth Arena. 

 

20.

Corporate Services Commission Report - Joint Legislative Services and Legal Services 2015-19 dated November 5, 2015 regarding Lobbyist Registry for the Northern Six Waste Collection Contract (2017-2027).

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Commission Report - Joint Legislative Services and Legal Services Report 2015-19 dated November 5, 2015 regarding 'Lobbyist Registry for the Northern Six Waste Collection Contract (2017-2027) be received and referred to staff to report back on further options in addition to a Lobbyist Registry.

 

21.

THAT the presentation by the Director of Financial Services regarding the 2016 Preliminary Draft Budget be received.

 

22.

Joint Chief Administrative Officer/Commissioners and Financial Services Report 2015-55 dated November 45 2015 regarding 2016 Preliminary Draft Operating, Capital and Utility Budgets.

 

a) THAT Joint CAO/Commissioners and Financial Services Report 2015-55 dated November 5, 2015 regarding 2016 Preliminary Draft Operating, Capital and Utility budgets be received and that the preliminary draft budgets be made available for public comment.

 

23.

Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-31 dated October 19, 2015 regarding Recreation Playbook Recommendations Requiring Land. 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-31 dated October 19, 2015 regarding Recreation Playbook Recommendations Requiring Land be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

 

 

i) THAT staff be directed to continue discussions related to the former York Catholic District School Board Lands on the north side of Woodspring Avenue, in the northwest quadrant, per Section 239 (2) of the Municipal Act;

 

ii) AND THAT staff report back within 90 days with detailed capital costs and operating expenses of three options outlined in the report for consideration as part of the 2017 budget process. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

24.

Mr. John Blommesteyn addressed the Committee regarding the Town Page and advertising in the Newmarket Era.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn regarding advertising in the Newmarket Era be received. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor did not take part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter.

 

25.

Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services, Public Works Joint Report 2015-32 dated October 25, 2015 regarding Artificial Turf Field Agreement.

 

 

An alternate motion was presented and discussion ensued.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture, Development  and Infrastructure Services - Public Works Services Joint Report 2015-32 dated October 25, 2015 regarding an agreement with the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) for an Artificial Turf Field be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council delegate authority to staff to enter into an agreement with the YRDSB for the construction and operation of an artificial turf sports field located at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School as outlined in this report;

 

ii) AND THAT staff be directed to negotiate a 2/3 Town of Newmarket and 1/3 YRDSB operational expense and revenue split with the YRDSB and report back to Council on the results of the negotiations.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

26.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report Public Works Services - PWS 2015-58 dated October 26, 2015 regarding Northern Six Waste Collection Contract 2017-2027 Request for Proposal Preparation Update. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT Item 12 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of November 9, 2015 being Development and Infrastructure Services Report Public Works Services - PWS 2015-58 dated October 26, 2015 regarding Northern Six Waste Collection Contract 2017-2027 Request for Proposal Preparation Update be reconsidered.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried by 2/3 majority

 

 

An alternate motion was presented and discussion ensued.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report Public Works Services - PWS 2015-58 dated October 26, 2015 regarding Northern Six Waste Collection Contract 2017-2027 - Request for Preparation Update be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT staff be directed to work collaboratively with the Northern Six municipalities on the preparation of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Northern Six Waste Collection Contract;

 

ii) AND THAT the 2016 fees and charges by-law include a garbage tag fee of $2.40, to come into effect in August, 2016;

 

iii) AND THAT promotion and education/outreach of any changes to the By-law (s) and solid waste services be conducted in 2016-2017 in advance of the new contract;

 

iv) AND THAT staff work with the Northern Six partners to develop service level criteria for customer service and response and opportunities to provide customer service outside the scope of the waste control contract and report back to Council;

 

v) AND THAT staff explore the option of separate proposals for standard bag limits (2 bags and 3 bags) with the Northern Six partners and report back to Council.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

a)  THAT Council adopt the recommended amendments to By-law 2011-29 (A By-law for establishing and maintaining a system for collection removal and disposal of garbage, other refuse, yard waste materials, recyclable materials, including blue box materials and source separated organics) outlined in Appendix A of this report, as amended to omit bag limit references in items 2, 3, 4 and 7.

 

In Favour:

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

Mayor Van Bynen

(8 in favour, 1 opposed)

 

Carried

 

27.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of November 9, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of November 9, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

28.

Item 1 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of November 9, 2015 - Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Services (Legal Services) and Commissioners Joint (Closed Session) Report 2015-09 dated November 4, 2015 regarding the potential acquisition of land per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001. (Ward 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Corporate Services (Legal Services) and Commissioners Joint (Closed Session) Report 2015-09 dated November 4, 2015 regarding the potential acquisition of land per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001. (Ward 6) be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff proceed as directed at the November 9, 2015 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Meeting.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

29.

Item 2 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of November 9, 2015 - Recreation Playbook Recommendations Requiring Land per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act and as outlined in public report Community Services - Recreation and Culture 2015-31 dated October 19, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

a) THAT the verbal report from the Senior Solicitor and the Chief Administrative Officer be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff proceed as directed at the November 9, 2015 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Meeting.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

By-laws

 

30.

By-law 2015-52.

 

 

2015-52

A By-law to exempt certain lands from the Part Lot Control provisions of the Planning Act. (Mosaik Homes)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-52 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

None.

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Councillor Hempen advised yard waste collection has been extended until the week of December 1, 2015.  Please place items at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. For more information, please call the Town at 905-895-5193, download the ‘myWaste’ TM app,  available on Apple or Android devices or visit www.newmarket.ca/wasteandrecycling

 

b)

Councillor Sponga advised that he will be hosting a Ward 5 meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town of Newmarket Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive.  For more information, please call 905-953-5323 or e-mail jsponga@newmarket.ca

 

 

 

 

c)

Councillor Broome-Plumley invited Ward 6 residents to visit the Newmarket Public Library on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for a one-on-one meeting to find out what’s happening in Ward 6.  For more information, call 905-953-5323 or e-mail kbroome-plumley@newmarket.ca

 

d)

Councillor Bisanz thanked residents who took part in a survey related to the Town’s Noise By-law which is currently under review; 129 surveys have been completed online and in person at the Farmer’s Market.  Staff are currently compiling feedback from the residents’ survey, identifying the needs of various businesses, and drafting noise regulations.  A staff report will come forward early in 2016 recommending new noise regulations.  More information can be found online at www.newmarket.ca or by contacting the Town’s Legislative Services Department.

 

e)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor  invited residents to join Council on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for “The CBC Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” presented by The Very Useful Theatre Company. The performance will be held at New Hope Methodist Church, 337 Queen Street in Newmarket. Hosted by Tim Jones, this classic will be read by Mayor Van Bynen, Mayor Dawe, Mayor Hackson, Councillor Bisanz and Steve Hinder. The evening will also include a choir singing seasonal music guaranteed to put everyone in the Christmas spirit. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for seniors and children over 12 years of age. Net proceeds will be donated to CHATS - Community Home Assistance To Seniors. For tickets visit www.snapd.at/petuwa  

 

f)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Business Thrives Conference and Expo on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Manor, 16750 Weston Road.  For further information on the event, visit the Chamber’s website at www.newmarketchamber.ca

 

g)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised  that Doane House Hospice will be holding an Art & Soul Event at the Aurora Cultural Centre on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  For further information, visit www.doanehospice.org or call 905-967-0259.   

 

h)

Councillor Twinney advised that the Newmarket Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of Eagle Street and Lorne Avenue.  From there, the parade will proceed east on Eagle Street then north on Main Street. The parade will end at Ontario Street. Canada Post will be travelling ahead of the parade to pick up letters to Santa and Era carriers will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Newmarket Food Pantry.

 

i)

Councillor Kerwin advised that the Newmarket Historical Society will be hosting its annual potluck dinner on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive.   

 

j)

Councillor Kerwin invited residents to attend the annual candlelight parade and tree lighting ceremony presented by Main Street Merchants on Friday, November 20, 2015.   The parade begins at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.  Meet the Snow Queen and take a picture from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free hot chocolate and candle glow sticks will be provided to the first 200 people.  Bring a non-perishable food item or toiletry for a chance to win a $150 Main Street holiday gift voucher.  All donations go to the Newmarket Food Pantry and The Grandparent Connection.

 

k)

Councillor Vegh advised that the Elman W. Campbell Museum Christmas Gift Shop Sale will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Find unique gifts, antiques, glassware, Christmas decorations, home décor and much more.  The event is presented by the Friends of the Museum and is cash only.  For more information, please call 905-953-5314 or e-mail elmanmuseum@rogers.com

 

l)

Councillor Vegh advised that he will be hosting a Ward 1 meeting on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Magna Centre.  Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.

 

m)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the 2016 budget process is nearing completion. The 2016 Fees and Charges will be submitted for approval at a special Council meeting on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers,  395 Mulock Drive.  For more information on Newmarket's budget, visit www.newmarket.ca/budget2016 or call 905-895-5193.

 

n)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next regular Council meeting is Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Business

 

a)

Mayor Van Bynen requested that Members of Council discuss the timeline for final budget approval.  Discussion ensued regarding the need for focused meetings to provide clarity around the budget items.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the final budget approval schedule be amended to target Operating and Capital budget approval at the January 18, 2016 Council meeting. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

b)

Councillor Sponga commented that there are several construction projects planned for Ward 5 and expressed concern that residents may be gridlocked by said projects.  The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services advised that staff are working to minimize disruptions to residents in the area and further advised that a letter will be circulated to Queen Street residents to advise that there will be surveying works taking place to identify the location of curbs, utilities and driveways. 

 

Closed Session

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that there was no requirement for a Closed Session.

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

31.

Confirmatory By-law

 

 

2015-53

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council - November 16, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-53 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

32.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Lisa Lyons, Deputy Clerk