OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 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 Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Absent:

Councillor Sponga

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

A. Brouwer, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services/Town Clerk

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

J. Patel, Business Support Analyst

 

Open Forum

 

No one in attendance came forward to address Council during Open Forum.

 

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

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

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 by Ms. Nagwa Mounir regarding Item 30 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of May 30, 2016 with respect to downtown parking opportunities.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the addendum item be included in the agenda.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

a)

Councillor Hempen declared an interest in Item 2 of the agenda, being a deputation by Ms. Margaret Davis regarding a petition related to the proposed Clock Tower development as he owns a business on Main Street.  He advised that he would not take part in the discussion or voting on the matter.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

2.

Superintendent Mark Brown and Inspector Paulo DaSilva, York Regional Police addressed Council with an overview of traffic safety issues and statistics related to motor vehicle collisions, impaired and distracted driving charges for the District 1 area.  In addition, a summary of the traffic management strategy priorities and the Road Watch program and associated reporting was provided.  Members of Council queried the presenters with respect to statistics related to personal injury and death within Newmarket, traffic safety education opportunities, photo radar and the impact of low impact speed humps on residential roads. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the presentation by Superintendent Mark Brown and Inspector Paulo DaSilva, York Regional Police regarding Police traffic enforcement strategies and current trends be received. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Deputations

 

3.

Ms. Margaret Davis, representing the Newmarket Committee for Heritage Conservation addressed Council with a petition in opposition of the proposed Clock Tower development

 

Moved by:      Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

a) THAT the deputation by Ms. Margaret Davis regarding a petition related to the Clock Tower development be received;

 

b) AND THAT the petition be referred to Planning staff.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(7 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Councillor Hempen did not take part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter.

 

4.

Ms. Nagwa Mounir addressed Council regarding Item 30 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of May 30, 2016 with respect to downtown parking opportunities and provided suggestions related to ingress and egress into the Fairy Lake and Riverwalk Commons parking lots, options for left turn lanes and all way stopping at the entrance to Fairy Lake Park at Water Street. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Nagwa Mounir regarding downtown parking opportunities 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 Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Approval of Minutes

 

5.

Council Minutes of May 16, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of May 16, 2016 be approved. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that York Region will be hosting a number of public consultation sessions across the Region on the topic of diversity and inclusivity.  The consultation, referred to as a dialogue sessions will be held in Newmarket on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive in Cane A & B.  The purpose of the dialogue session is to gather perspectives on diversity and inclusion in order to develop a vision for a more inclusive community.   

 

b)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the York Region Transportation Master Plan Final Report is being presented at the Regional Committee of the Whole meeting on June 9, 2016.  He provided background information related to the draft plan and provided a high-level overview of the plan specifics, partnership and expenditure needs.  

 


 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

6.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of May 30, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of May 30, 2016 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

7.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2016-22 dated May 30, 2016 regarding an Application for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment - HOOPP Realty Inc. - 1166 and 1186 Nicholson Road.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2016-22 dated May 30, 2016 regarding an Application for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Application for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment as submitted by HOOPP Realty Inc. for lands municipally known as 1166 and 1186 Nicholson Road be referred to a public meeting;

 

ii) AND THAT following the public meeting, issues identified in this report, together with comments from the public, Committee and those received through the agency and departmental circulation of the application, be addressed by staff in a comprehensive report to the Committee of the Whole, if required.

 

8.

Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2016-10 dated May 12, 2016 regarding Carnival - Magical Midways Inc. - 20 Davis Drive.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2016-10 dated May 12, 2016 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 license be issued for a period of seven consecutive days from August 1 to August 7, 2016 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.

 

 

 

9.

Joint Report - Legislative Services and Financial Services 2016-11 dated May 18, 2016 regarding Housekeeping Amendments - Elected Officials Expense Policy.

 

a) THAT Joint Report - Legislative Services and Financial Services 2016-11 dated May 18, 2016 regarding Housekeeping Amendments - Elected Officials Expense Policy be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council adopt the proposed amended 'Elected Officials Expense Policy' (attached as Appendix A).

 

10.

Corporate Services Commission Report - Legislative Services 2016-12 dated May 16, 2016 regarding the 'Housekeeping Amendments: Sign By-law and Outdoor Serving Area'.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Commission Report - Legislative Services 2016-12 dated May 16, 2016 regarding the 'Housekeeping Amendments: Sign By-law and Outdoor Serving Area' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council adopt the recommended housekeeping amendments to the Sign By-law (2014-11), identified in red text and attached as Appendix 'A' and Outdoor Serving Area By-law (2002-151) Schedule 16; identified in red text and attached as Appendix 'B';

 

ii) AND THAT consolidated by-laws to regulate signs and outdoor serving areas be brought forward to Council, as amended.

 

11.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-16 dated May 19, 2016 regarding Property Tax Rates and By-law for 2016.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-16 dated May 19, 2016 regarding the Property Tax Rates and By-law for 2016 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the property tax rates for 2016, as applied to the assessment roll returned for taxation 2016, be set for Town purpose, as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property Class

Tax Rate

 

 

Residential      

Multi-Residential

Commercial     

Industrial   

Pipeline    

Farm

0.384908%

0.384908%

0.430019%

0.505153%

0.353730%

0.096227%

 

 

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

 

12.

Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of April 6, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of April 6, 2016 be received.

 

13.

Appointment Committee Minutes of May 16, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Appointment Committee Minutes of May 16, 2016 be received.

 

14.

Item New Business b) of the Appointment Committee Minutes of May 16, 2016.

 

The Appointment Committee recommends to Council:

 

a) THAT the New Business Item b) of the draft Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of May 3, 2016 with respect to a vacancy on the Committee be received;

 

b) AND THAT Council waive Section 4 ii) of the Committee Public Appointment Policy to excuse with reason Ms. Soni Felix Raj from her duties on the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee for the period of July through September, 2016;

 

c) AND THAT staff be directed to review the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Workplan in order to prioritize tasks and canvas for additional volunteers to assist with executing the workplan tasks.

 

15.

Appointment Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of May 16, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Appointment Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of May 16, 2016 be received;

 

 

 

 

b) AND THAT the individuals identified in the Appointment Committee (Closed Session) Minutes recommended for appointment to the following boards/committees be considered at the June 7, 2016 Council meeting in Open Session;

 

Accessibility Advisory Committee, Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee

 

c) AND THAT the applicants be notified prior to the June 7, 2016 Council meeting.

 


16.

Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of March 16, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of March 16, 2016 be received.

 

17.

Newmarket Downtown Development Committee Minutes of February 26, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Downtown Development Committee Minutes of February 26, 2016 be received.

 

18.

Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of April 19, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of April 19, 2016 be received.

 

19.

Excerpt from Minutes - Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management - April 19, 2016 - New Business e)

 

a) THAT the following be referred to staff:

 

a) THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management requests that the Town of Newmarket staff plan and create a parking strategy for the west side of Main Street in the vicinity of the Old Town Hall and Market Square for a successful operation of the Old Town Hall.

 

20.

Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of April 5, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of April 5, 2016 be received.

 

21.

Correspondence dated April 29, 2016 from Ms. Kathy Somers, Group Leader for Canada TNA (CaTNA) requesting proclamation of October 7, 2016 as 'International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day'.

a) THAT the correspondence from Ms. Kathy Somers, Group Leader for Canada TNA (CaTNA) be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim October 7, 2016 as 'International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day';

 

ii) AND THAT the Riverwalk Commons be lit in teal (if feasible) on October 7, 2016;

 

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

 

22.

Correspondence dated April 29, 2016 from Mr. Kirk Kelly, Newmarket Minor Hockey Association requesting that October 3, 2016 be proclaimed 'Minor Hockey Day' in the Town of Newmarket.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Mr. Kirk Kelly, Newmarket Minor Hockey Association be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim October 3, 2016 as 'Minor Hockey Day';

 

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

 

23.

Correspondence dated May 16, 2016 from Ms. Debbie White, Founding Board Member - World Oceans Day requesting proclamation of June 8, 2016 as 'World Oceans Day'.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Ms. Debbie White be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim June 8, 2016 as 'World Oceans Day';

 

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

 

24.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

a) THAT the list of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

 

 

 

 

25.

THAT the PowerPoint Presentation by Ms. Liza Sheppard - Senior Project Manager - Davis Drive, Ms. Andrea Witty - Senior Project Manager - Yonge Street and Mr. Dale Albers - Senior Communications Officer – York Region Rapid Transit regarding the vivaNext Project Update - Davis Drive and Yonge Street be received.

 

26.

THAT the PowerPoint Presentation by Ms. Susan Hall, MES, Vice-President, LURA (Listen Understand Relate Advance) Consulting and Mr. Peter Garforth regarding the Community Energy Plan be received. 

 

27.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2016-17 dated May 30, 2016 regarding the 2016 Annual Servicing Allocation Review.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2016-17 dated May 30, 2016 regarding the 2016 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 upon 're-payment' of the first phase allocation (114 units/325 people) through the Inflow and Infiltration Program, additional servicing allocation be granted to Phase 2 of the Marianneville development in the amount of 166 detached units and 140 townhouse units (909 people);

 

iii) AND THAT staff report back as part of the six-month administrative review of servicing capacity with regard to the potential granting of allocation for 345-351 Davis Drive (40 stacked townhouse units/106 people) and 955/995 Mulock Drive (73 townhouse units/192 people);

 

iv) AND THAT the Town continue to hold the balance of its unassigned and uncommitted servicing capacity (1651 people total, with a minimum of 561 people to be directed to the Centres and Corridors) in a strategic reserve;

 

v) AND THAT the Town request a meeting with the Regional Chair and the Regional Chief Administrative Officer to establish sustainable options for the provision of servicing allocation for Newmarket.

 

28.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Lisa Marie Pena-Sabanal regarding Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Engineering Services 2016-26 with respect to Woodspring Avenue – Bonshaw Avenue to Town Limit Bicycle Lanes and On-Street Parking – Report # 2 be received.

 

 

29.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Donald Matthews regarding Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Engineering Services 2016-26 with respect to Woodspring Avenue – Bonshaw Avenue to Town Limit Bicycle Lanes and On-Street Parking – Report # 2 and his concerns related to the road safety be received.

 

30.

THAT the deputation by Mr. David Kempton regarding Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Engineering Services 2016-26 with respect to Woodspring Avenue – Bonshaw Avenue to Town Limit Bicycle Lanes and On-Street Parking – Report # 2 and his concerns related to the available turning lanes versus bicycle lanes be received.

 

31.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Robert Spencer regarding Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Engineering Services 2016-26 with respect to Woodspring Avenue – Bonshaw Avenue to Town Limit Bicycle Lanes and On-Street Parking – Report # 2 and his concerns related to cyclist safety measures be received.

 

32.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-26 dated May 11, 2016 regarding Woodspring Avenue - Bonshaw Avenue to Town Limit Bicycle Lanes and On-Street Parking - Report # 2.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-26 dated May 11, 2016 regarding Woodspring Avenue - Bonshaw Avenue to Town Limit Bicycle Lanes and On-Street Parking - Report # 2 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the existing parking restrictions and lane configurations on Woodspring Avenue from Bonshaw Avenue to the Town Limit remain as they are pending a Public Information Centre to allow consideration of the issue and other options;

 

ii) AND THAT an improved approach to community consultation and decision making for traffic, parking and bicycle lane issues be developed that ensures greater opportunity for informed discussion of any associated issues.

 

33.

THAT the deputation by Mr. George Smith, on behalf of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church regarding parking space availability for shared use between Cachet Restaurant and the church be received.

 

34.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - ES 2016-25 dated May 15, 2016 regarding 'Old Fire Hall and Other Downtown Parking Opportunities.’

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - ES 2016-25 dated May 15, 2016 regarding 'Old Fire Hall and Other Downtown Parking Opportunities' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

i) THAT the Old Fire Hall not be demolished to produce nine (9) parking spaces at this time;

 

ii) AND THAT Council approve the construction of up to 33 additional new parking spaces at the Fairy Lake Parking Lot;

 

iii) AND THAT staff prepare a report outlining the heritage, planning and economic aspects of the Old Fire Hall within the next 120 days;

 

iv) AND THAT Council approve the construction of up to 22 new spaces behind Cachet Restaurant;

 

v) AND THAT staff prepare an analysis and a plan for parking at the Old Town Hall;

 

vi) AND THAT staff prepare an Information Report outlining an estimate of costs related to the construction of additional parking spaces in the Fairy Lake lot and behind Cachet Restaurant.

 

35.

Community Services Report - Economic Development, Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning, Corporate Services - Finance, CAO - Corporate Communications Joint Report 2016-13 dated May 16, 2016 regarding Recommended Approaches to Advance Corridor Intensification.   

 

a) THAT Community Services Report - Economic Development, Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning, Corporate Services - Finance, and CAO - Corporate Communications Joint Report 2016-13 dated May 16, 2016 regarding Recommended Approaches to Advance Corridor Intensification be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT, while recognizing there may be associated short-term financial/budgetary impacts, Council endorse the principle of the selective use of financial and non-financial incentives on a case-by-case basis, subject to Council approval, in order to stimulate development and accelerate intensification on our corridors;

 

ii) AND THAT Council authorize an expenditure up to $75,000, funded from Economic Development reserves, to be used towards engaging consulting expertise through a Request for Proposal process for a Community Investment Brand and Targeted Marketing/Communications Strategy aimed at intensification.

 

 

35.

Joint Office of the CAO and Commissions of Development and Infrastructure, Community and Corporate Services Report 2016-08 dated May 16, 2016 regarding Federal Infrastructure Funding.

 

a) THAT Joint Office of the CAO, Commissions of Development and Infrastructure, Community, and Corporate Services Report 2016-08 dated May 16, 2016 regarding Federal Infrastructure Funding be received for information purposes and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council direct Staff to proceed to apply for available grant funding for projects that align with Council’s 2014-2018 Strategic Priorities, Administrative Priorities and 2016/2017 Budget Priorities;

 

ii) AND THAT Staff provide Council with a prioritized list of infrastructure projects currently not funded through Development Charges, the Asset Replacement Fund or Other Reserve Funds for implementation between 2018 to 2025 that augment existing priorities, strategies and master plans or leverage grant funding for initiatives that achieve our Corporate Vision of “a Community Well Beyond the Ordinary”.

 

36.

THAT Item 32 of the agenda being Personal matters about identifiable individuals per Section 239 (2) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001 -  Appointment Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of May 16, 2016 recommending appointment of representatives to the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management, be deferred to the June 20, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

37.

Community Services – Recreation and Culture Information Report 2016-19 dated May 25, 2016 regarding Potential Replacement of Hollingsworth Arena Update.

 

a) THAT Community Services – Recreation and Culture Information Report 2016-19 dated May 25, 2016 regarding the Potential Replacement of Hollingsworth Arena Update be received for information purposes;

 

i) AND THAT the Public Information Centre on the potential replacement of Hollingsworth Arena be scheduled after a Public Information Centre is held showing detailed concept plans of the San Michael proposal. 

 

38.

Township of Wellington Resolution received May 18, 2016 regarding Door-to-Door Sales for Electricity and Natural Gas Contracts.

 

 

 

a) THAT the Township of Wellington Resolution received May 18, 2016 regarding Door-to Door Sales for Electricity and Natural Gas Contracts be received and endorsed; 

 

b) AND THAT staff review the current by-law and report back regarding door-to-door sales.

 

39.

THAT staff provide an information report on guidelines and licensing of driver school test vehicles.

 

40.

THAT the presentation by Ms. Janice Robinson, The Goldberg Group and Mr. Richard Aubry, Architect, with respect to the Application for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment for the property known as 16333 Leslie Street, all deputations and related correspondence be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

41.

Ms. Natasha Dawood, Ms. Heather Colquhoun, and Mr. Carmelo Lipsi, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation addressed the Committee with a PowerPoint presentation regarding 2016 Assessment Notices for Taxation Purposes - 2017 through 2020.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the PowerPoint Presentation by Ms. Natasha Dawood, Ms. Heather Colquhoun and Mr. Carmelo Lipsi, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation regarding 2016 Assessment Notices for Taxation Purposes - 2017 through 2020 be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

42.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2016-20 dated May 4, 2016 regarding the Community Energy Plan.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2016-20 dated May 4, 2016 regarding the Community Energy Plan be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council adopt the Community Energy Plan, dated May 19, 2016, prepared under the Municipal Energy Plan program through the Ministry of Energy, as summarized in this report and circulated previously to Council;

 

ii) AND THAT Council recognizes that the full success of the plan relies on participation and investment of the Provincial and Federal Governments;

 

iii) AND THAT Council direct staff to research options regarding the implementation of the Community Energy Plan.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

By-laws

 

43.

By-laws 2016-26, 2016-27, 2016-28, 2016-29 and 2016-30.

 

 

2016-26

A By-law to provide for the levy and collection of the sums required by the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket for 2016 and to provide for the mailing of notices requisitioning the payment of taxes for 2016.

 

 

2016-27

A By-law to appoint Provincial Offences Officers for the Town of Newmarket.

 

 

2016-28

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

 

 

2016-29

A By-law for the licensing and regulating outdoor serving areas.

 

 

2016-30

A By-law to appoint individuals to Town of Newmarket Boards and Committees for the 2014-2018 Term of Council or until successors are appointed.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT By-laws 2016-26, 2016-27, 2016-28, 2016-29 and 2016-30 be enacted.

 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

a)

Councillor Bisanz provided notice that she would be bringing a motion to the next scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting requesting a report from staff on alternatives for conducting Committee of the Whole and Council meetings to ensure that Council discussions receive broader public engagement and participation. 

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Councillor Vegh invited residents to a Public Information Centre regarding drainage improvements to Lions Park on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Municipal Offices in the Council Chambers.  He provided an overview of the purpose of the Public Information Centre and advised that further information is available by contacting Jen Slykhuis, Senior Environmental Coordinator at 905-953-5300 ext. 2506.

 

b)

Councillor Kerwin advised that the Town is offering green bins, blue boxes, kitchen catchers and backyard composters at reduced prices while quantities last in recognition of Canadian Environment Week.  Bins can be purchased at the Municipal Offices, Magna Centre, Ray Twinney Recreation Complex and the Operations Centre. 

 

c)

Councillor Twinney advised of an upcoming Ward 3 meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive.  Staff from York Region and Viva will be in attendance to provide a presentation on transit, traffic management and growth, followed by a tour on a Viva bus. 

 

d)

Councillor Twinney invited residents to an Open House regarding a potential development concept that encompasses the Hollingsworth Arena site and abutting lands to the south on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive. She provided an overview of the purpose of the Open House and advised that further information is available by contacting Adrian Cammaert, Senior Planner at 905-895-5193 ext. 2459.

 

e)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Voices of Joy will be holding their annual fundraising concert on June 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 277 Church Street. 

 

f)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor encouraged residents to attend the 66th Annual Decoration Day hosted by the Newmarket Veterans Association on June 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Plot at the Newmarket Cemetery on Main Street North.

 

g)

Councillor Hempen advised of an upcoming Ward 4 meeting on June 23, 2016 at Denne Public School.  He further advised of a complimentary barbecue for Ward 4 residents, hosted by Pickle Barrel at Rogers Park on June 12, 2016 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

 

h)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised of the upcoming Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life event on June 24, 2016 at Pickering College.  For further details, visit www.convio.cancer.ca

 

i)

Councillor Bisanz advised of an upcoming Ward 7 Neighbourhood Information Night on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Lounge 1.  For further details, contact Councillor Bisanz at cbisanz@newmarket.ca or 905-717-9059.

 

j)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that he will be at “Mayor in the Square” at the Newmarket Farmers’ Market at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

 

k)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, June 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

New Business

 

None.

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

 

Confirmatory By-law.

 

 

2016-31

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council - June 7, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT By-law 2016-31 be enacted. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

44.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk