Town of Newmarket
Special Committee of the Whole - Electronic

Meeting #:
Streamed live from the Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7


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Public Input

Individuals who wish to submit input to Council in relation to an item on this agenda have the following options available.

  1. Email your correspondence to by end of day on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Written correspondence received by this date will form part of the public record; or,
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Note: Additional items are marked by an asterisk*.

Note: Craig Schritt, Senior Climate Change Specialist will be in attendance to provide a presentation on this matter. 

    1. That the presentation provided by the Senior Climate Change Specialist regarding a Council Strategic Priority Pillar Update - Environmental Stewardship be received. 

Note: Meghan White, Senior Planner - Development, Joerg Hettmann, Supervisor of Forestry, Devon Morton, Planner - Committee of Adjustment & Cultural Heritage, and Flynn Scott, Manager of Regulatory Services will be in attendance to provide a presentation on this matter. This item is related to item 6.1.

    1. That the presentation provided by the Senior Planner - Development, Supervisor of Forestry, Planner - Committee of Adjustment & Cultural Heritage, and Manager of Regulatory Services regarding the Protection of Trees on Private Property be received. 


    1. That the report entitled Protection of Trees on Private Property dated January 24, 2022 be received; and,
    2. That the Private Tree Protection By-law (Private Tree By-law) be adopted; and,
    3. That the application fees be directed to resource and administer the By-law; and,
    4. That the applicable fees be set as follows:
      1. administration fee: $300;
      2. review fee: $100/tree for cost recovery;
      3. appeal to the Director of a refused permit: $50;
      4. appeal to the Appeals Committee of a refused permit: $650; and,
    5. That a cash-in-lieu amount of $450 per 6cm of tree be collected if replanting cannot cover all of the prescribed compensation amount, and this amount be reviewed annually; and,
    6. That staff bring forward a separate By-law defining and protecting Socially Significant Trees, targeting Q1 of 2023; and,
    7. That a reserve be established for the compensation collected and to be used for planting new trees and/or other programs related to improving the Town’s canopy and meeting canopy targets (over and above scheduled yearly tree planting operations); and,
    8. That Staff bring forward amendments to the AMPS and Fees & Charges By-laws at the same time as the Private Tree Protection By-law; and
    9. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.