Town of Newmarket

Minutes

Council

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Council Chambers
Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
Members Present:
  • Mayor Taylor
  • Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
  • Councillor Simon
  • Councillor Woodhouse
  • Councillor Twinney
  • Councillor Morrison
  • Councillor Kwapis
  • Councillor Broome
  • Councillor Bisanz
Staff Present:
  • J. Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer
  • E. Armchuk, Commissioner of Corporate Services
  • P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development & Infrastructure Services
  • I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services
  • L. Lyons, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk
  • A. Walkom, Legislative Coordinator

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

The Clerk advised of the following correction to the agenda:

  • Item 9.2: The Special Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes of October 28, 2019 were corrected to list sub-items separately. 
  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Morrison
    1. That the correction to the agenda be approved.
    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Councillor Kwapis declared a conflict related to sub-item 9.3.2: Site Specific Exemption to Interim Control By-law 2019-04 for 178 Parkview Crescent and By-law 2019-71. He advised that he resides on Parkview Crescent.
  • Councillor Morrison declared a conflict related to sub-item 9.3.2: Site Specific Exemption to Interim Control By-law 2019-04 for 178 Parkview Crescent and By-law 2019-71. He advised that his parents reside on Parkview Crescent.

None.

  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse
    1. That the Council Meeting Minutes of October 21, 2019 be approved.
    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (9 to 0)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh advised that York Region has received $17.4 million from the Provincial and Federal Governments for housing projects including capital repairs and subsidies.

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh advised that York Region budget sessions would begin soon. He advised that changes to cost sharing programs from the Provincial Government would need to be taken into account in the budget process.

Mayor Taylor advised of a recent public health event which is related to a review of Public Health in Ontario. He advised that York Region is advocating for an alternate approach which would allow York Region to continue its efforts in Public Health.

  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Kwapis
    1. That the Council Workshop meeting Minutes of October 28, 2019 be received.
    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Woodhouse
    Seconded by:Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
    1. That the Special Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes of October 28, 2019 be received and the recommendations noted within be adopted.
    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (9 to 0)
    1. That the presentation provided by the Director of Financial Services/Treasurer regarding the 2020 Rate-Supported Operating Budget and Capital Budget be received. 
    1. That the deputation provided by Sonya Reiter regarding the Old Main Street Tertiary Plan be received. 
    1. That the deputation provided by Trudy Baker regarding the Old Main Street Tertiary Plan be received. 
    1. That the deputation provided by Erin Cerenzia, Neighbourhood Network, and Kim Clark, Gazelle and Company, regarding Neighbourhood Network be received. 
    1. That the report entitled 2020 Preliminary Draft Rate-Supported Operating Budgets dated October 28, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That subject to any additional direction from Committee, that the proposed budgets be incorporated into the Draft Budgets to be presented to Committee of the Whole on November 25, 2019.
    1. That the report entitled 2020 Preliminary Draft Capital Budget dated October 28, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That subject to any additional direction from Committee, that the proposed budgets be incorporated into the Draft Budgets to be presented to Committee of the Whole on November 25, 2019; and,
    3. That Staff report to Council with additional information regarding items raised by Council in the capital decision packages.
    1. That the correspondence related to the 2020 Preliminary Draft Capital Budget be received. 
  • Moved by:Councillor Kwapis
    Seconded by:Councillor Bisanz
    1. That the Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes of November 4, 2019 be received and the recommendations noted within be adopted with the exception of sub-item 9.3.2. See following sub-item 9.3.2 for motion and recorded vote.
    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (9 to 0)
    1. That the deputation provided by David Kempton regarding Prioritizing Cycling Infrastructure on Mulock Drive be received. 
  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Broome
    1. That the report entitled Site Specific Exemption to Interim Control By-law 2019-04 for 178 Parkview Crescent dated November 4th, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That Council approve the requested site-specific exemption to Interim Control By-law 2019-04 for 178 Parkview Crescent and adopt the attached exemption by-law.
    In Favour (7)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (7 to 0)

    Councillor Morrison and Councillor Kwapis took no part in the discussion or vote on the foregoing matter due to a declared conflict.


    1. That the report entitled Site Specific Exemption to Interim Control By-law 2019-04 for 844 Magnolia Avenue dated November 4th, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That Council approve the requested site-specific exemption to Interim Control By-law 2019-04 for 844 Magnolia Avenue and adopt the attached exemption by-law.
    1. That the report entitled Application for Zoning By-Law Amendment 247 and 251 Kathryn Crescent dated May 21, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That application for Zoning By-Law amendment, as submitted by Kariminejad Nobari, for lands on the north side of Kathryn Crescent, be denied; and,
    3. That Reza Hayati, Sunrise Constrade Corp., 7368 Yonge Street, Unit 210, Thornhill, L4J 8H9 be notified of this action.
    1. That the report entitled Request for Demolition Permit - 1075 Gorham Street dated November 4, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That the subject property known as 1075 Gorham Street be Designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act; and,
    3. That Staff be authorized to publish and serve Council’s Notice of Intention to Designate as per the requirements of the Ontario Heritage Act; and,
    4. That if there are no objections to the designation in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act, Staff be authorized to place a designation by-law before Council for adoption; and,
    5. That if there are any objections in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act, the Clerk be directed to refer the proposed designation to the Ontario Conservation Review Board; and,
    6. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the report entitled Prioritizing Cycling Infrastructure on Mulock Drive dated November 4, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That the 5-year Active Transportation Implementation Plan now includes the Mulock MUP as a priority; and,
    3. That Staff proceed with a Feasibility Study and Design for the Mulock Drive multi-use path (MUP); and,
    4. That funding sources be sought from York Region, or from provincial and federal grant programs for the study, design and construction of the Mulock MUP; and,
    5. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the report entitled Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project – Notification of OPG Grant Partnership Submission dated November 4, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That Council supports Newmarket’s inclusion in Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) grant application to Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Program (ZEVIP) to apply for funding to purchase and install electric vehicle charging stations in public parking locations owned by the Town; and,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the report entitled Parking Enforcement Initiative – Pay It Forward Program dated November 4, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That Council approve Staff initiating a Pay It Forward Pilot Program to be applied to the Town of Newmarket CARE Fund (Creating Accessible Recreation for Everyone) in lieu of monetary fines for parking enforcement at various times throughout the year; and,
    3. That Staff report back to Council within 18 months; and,
    4. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes of September 3, 2019 be received. 
    1. That the Appointment Committee Meeting Minutes of September 3, 2019 be received. 
    1. That the Appointment Committee Meeting (Closed Session) Minutes of September 3, 2019 be received.
    1. That the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Meeting Minutes of September 18, 2019 be received. 
    1. That the Newmarket Public Library Board Meeting Minutes of September 18, 2019 be received.
    1. That the list of outstanding matters be received.
    1. That the petition regarding Traffic Calming Measures/Speed Mitigation at William Roe Boulevard and Dixon Boulevard be referred to Staff.
    1. That Council direct staff to work with Indigenous community members and organizations in Newmarket to create a land recognition statement to be permanently installed on the front of the Town Offices on National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020.
    1. That Council direct Staff to report back in 2020 regarding the best practices and options for improving the signage and markings on the Tom Taylor Trail system.  
  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Broome

    That the Newmarket – Tay Power Distribution Ltd. Report of the President dated November 6, 2019 regarding the process for a director search for the board of directors of Newmarket – Tay Power Distribution (“NT Power”) be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

    Whereas the existing NT Power Board of Directors consists of four Non-Municipal appointees, the Mayor of Newmarket, the Mayor of Tay and the President of NT Power; and,

    Whereas a new strategic framework developed by NT Power in 2018 recommended that the Board of Directors be comprised of five Non-Municipal Directors, the Mayor of Newmarket and the Mayor of Tay; and,

    Whereas the Municipal Council of the Town of Newmarket and the Municipal Council of the Township of Tay approved the new composition of the NT Power Board of Directors in May of 2018; and,

    Whereas in accordance with Article 3 of the NT Power Shareholders Agreement, the NT Power Board of Directors (the “Board”), with input from the professional recruiting firm of Boydens has identified a list of candidates from which to select a nominee to be appointed as the fifth Non-Municipal Director at the next NT Power annual general meeting;

    Now therefore be it resolved by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket as follows:

    1. That Mayor Taylor, Councillor Bisanz to act as Committee Chair and Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh to act as a Committee member be appointed to an ad-hoc joint committee of the Councils of the Town of Newmarket and the Township of Tay (the “Joint Committee”) for the express purposes of considering the list of candidates for the fifth Non-Municipal Director.
    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Simon
    Seconded by:Councillor Twinney
    1. That By-laws 2019-69, 2019-70, 2019-72 and 2019-73 be enacted.
    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse
    1. That By-law 2019-71 be enacted.
    In Favour (7)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (7 to 0)

    Councillor Morrison and Councillor Kwapis took no part in the discussion or vote on the foregoing matter due to a declared conflict.


12.

None.

Councillor Simon advised that Mayor Taylor will be speaking on the 2020 budget process on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the Magna Centre. She also advised that a Public Information Centre would be held November 19, 2019 at the Magna Centre regarding the proposal for a daycare at the Stickwood Walker property.

Councillor Twinney invited residents to attend the Santa Claus parade on November 16, 2019.

Councillor Broome also invited residents to attend the Santa Claus parade on November 16, 2019.

Councillor Morrison invited residents to visit the new Gallery Of Festive Heritage Trees exhibit at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. He also invited residents to the Museum's gift shop sale fundraiser to be held November 16, 2019 and the Holiday Craft Workshop on November 23, 2019.

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh invited residents to attend the candlelight parade and Christmas tree lighting on Main Street on November 15, 2019

Councillor Woodhouse invited residents to the Jingle Bell Blitz event on November 23, 2019 at the No Frills on Leslie Street which will be collecting food for the Newmarket Food Pantry.

Councillor Woodhouse advised that the Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority would be performing tests at Drew Doak Park related to stormwater drainage systems.

Councillor Woodhouse advised residents to view the Newmarket Public Library's event calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Councillor Bisanz invited residents to the Santa Claus Parade and advised that Canada Post would be collecting letters to Santa Claus.

Mayor Taylor advised he would be participating in the Salvation Army kettle drive at 6:30 AM on November 15, 2019 at the GO train station.

Mayor Taylor invited residents to the Town Hall meeting on November 21, 2019 to be held at the Old Town Hall.

None.

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

  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Morrison
    1. That By-law 2019-74 be enacted.
    Carried
  • Moved by:Councillor Woodhouse
    Seconded by:Councillor Bisanz
    1. That the meeting be adjourned at 7:22 PM.
    Carried
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