OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

Open Forum

 

Public Notices (if required)

 

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

 

Additional items to this Agenda are shown under the Addendum heading.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

Deputations

 

1.

Keynotes Seniors' Choir.

p. 1

 

Approval of Minutes

 

2.

Council Minutes of February 10, 2014.

p. 2

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

3.

Council Workshop Record of February 10, 2014.

p. 18

 

4.

Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 18, 2014.

p. 20

 

5.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 24, 2014.

p. 23

 

6.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of February 24, 2014.

 

 

7.

Development and Infrastructure Report 2014-19 regarding Snow Dumping at Ray Twinney Complex.

 

 

The Commissioner of Development & Infrastructure Services and the Director of Public Works Services recommend:

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report Public Works Services – PWS 2014-19, dated February 25, 2014 regarding Snow Dumping at Ray Twinney Complex, be received and the following recommendation(s) be adopted:

 

a) THAT staff continue to work at the Ray Twinney parking lot site to improve safety measures around the snow piles including additional by-law patrols;

 

b) AND THAT staff continue to look for alternatives for future snow dump sites.

p. 43

 

By-laws

 

 

2014-11

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

p. 47

 

 

2014-12

A By-law to provide an exemption to By-law 2004-94, as amended, being a By-law to prohibit and regulate unusual noises or noises likely to disturb the inhabitants of the Town of Newmarket.

 

To facilitate the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at Pickering College on June 20, 2014.

(Committee of the Whole of February 24, 2014 -  Item #4)

p. 79

 

 

2014-13

A By-law to amend By-law Numbers 1979-50, 1981-86 and 2010-40, as amended, being Zoning By-laws. (Technical Amendments)

(Committee of the Whole of February 24, 2014 - Item #26)

p. 80

 

Notices of Motions

 

Motions

 

11.

Regional Councillor Taylor:

 

WHEREAS climate change is the biggest environmental threat to our planet and a major concern for all Canadians;

 

AND WHEREAS at exactly 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, major cities around the world will turn off their lights and electrical power for one hour to raise awareness about climate change and to symbolize that, working together, the people of the world can make a difference in the fight against global warming;

 

AND WHEREAS the event, called “Earth Hour”, began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as 2.2 million people turned off their lights to take a stand against climate change;

 

AND WHEREAS since then, it has become an annual, globally observed event;

 

AND WHEREAS participating in Earth Hour sends a powerful message to every citizen and business around the world that it’s possible to take action on climate change and that switching off our lights and electrical power is just one simple action we can take to help make a difference;

 

AND WHEREAS in the last four years, Newmarket has been a leader in this effort, with one of the highest rates of reduction in electricity consumption in the GTA;

 

THEREFORE BE IT ENACTED by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket as follows:

 

a)  THAT at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014, the Town of Newmarket will join other cities around the world in literally “turning out the lights” by shutting off all non-essential lighting and power in all of its facilities, where feasible, and without jeopardizing safety, for one full hour;

 

b)   AND THAT the Town of Newmarket’s participation in Earth Hour will be widely promoted and publicized in order to raise awareness about this important issue and in order to encourage every individual, household and business in town to join in by turning off their lights and electrical power for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014;

 

c)   AND THAT a copy of this Resolution will be forwarded to every municipality in the GTA, encouraging them to participate in Earth Hour.

 

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

New Business

 

Closed Session (if required)

 

 

The Closed Session Agenda and Reports will be circulated under separate cover (Goldenrod).

 

 

 

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

 

2014-13

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council - March 3, 2014.

p. 82

 

Addendum

 

13.

Community Services Report - Recreation & Culture 2014-10 regarding Poverty Action for Change Coalition and the 2014 Youth Road Hockey Tournament.

 

The Commissioner of Community Services and the Director of Recreation & Culture recommend:

 

THAT Community Services Report – Recreation & Culture 2014 – 10 dated February 27, 2014 regarding Mr. Tom Pearson’s deputation concerning the Poverty Action for Change Coalition’s 2014 Youth Road Hockey Tournament be received and the following recommendation(s) be adopted:

 

a)  THAT in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Poverty Action for Change Coalition’s Annual Youth Road Hockey Tournament, Council direct staff to provide a Recreation & Culture Community Grant equal to the value of $243.30, the total of the following fees applicable to the event:

i)       Facility fees - $220.70

ii)      Administration fees - $5.65

iii)     RAS Park Booking fee - $16.95

 

b)   AND THAT the Youth Road Hockey Tournament organizers be notified of this action.

p. 83

 

Adjournment