OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

 

 

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, March 3, 2014 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Regional Councillor Taylor

Councillor Di Muccio

Councillor Emanuel

Councillor Hempen

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Sponga

Councillor Twinney

Councillor Vegh

 

 

Staff Present:

R. Prentice, Acting Chief Administrative Officer

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

J. Patel, Project Support Business Analyst

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

L. Moor, Council/Committee Coordinator

 

 

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

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT the order of the agenda be altered to include the following items for consideration:

 

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

 

14.  Corporate Services - Legal Services Report – Confidential Information Report 2014-04 regarding Cash-in-Lieu (Report not listed on the agendas as it was distributed at the meeting.)

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

None.

 

Deputations

 

1.

The Keynotes Seniors' Choir addressed Council by performing two songs from their playbook.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

2.

Council Minutes of February 10, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of February 10, 2014 be approved.

 

 

Carried

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

None.

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

3.

a) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the 2012 figures from Waste Diversion Ontario were announced and York Region placed first in its Large Urban Category with a diversion rate of just over 57%.  The Region has diverted 190,000 tonnes of garbage from landfills.

 

 

 

 

b) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that York Region Transit Viva ridership has increased by over half a million riders in 2013, bringing the total rides in York Region to 22,709,000.

 

 

c) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region is working in partnership with the federal government and other regions to establish the Rouge National Urban Park. This federal initiative includes land transfers and Memorandum of Understandings to be prepared in order to move forward with Canada’s first urban national park. The park will encompass a huge area of land that will be protected and enhanced for use by people in the Region and the Greater Toronto Area.

 

 

d) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region is working on a second accessible trail in the York Region Forest. This process has been greeted with a lot of enthusiasm and allows those with mobility issues to access the beauty of the regional forest trail system.

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

4.

Council Workshop Record of February 10, 2014.

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

 

THAT the the Council Workshop Record of February 10, 2014 be received.

 

 

Carried

 

5.

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

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

 

THAT the Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 18, 2014 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

6.

THAT staff bring back a report examining Queen Street from Prospect Street to Roxborough Road; Watson Drive interface and any other applicable areas directly abutting existing residential and that such report provide alternative options that may exclude such areas from the secondary plan process; and/or reduction of heights and densities in order to be more compatible with neighbouring uses;

 

 

AND THAT staff bring back a report analyzing Options 1, 2 and 2A with respect to the Options for Consideration related to heights, density and bonusing policies to a future Committee of the Whole meeting;

 

AND THAT staff obtain a cost estimate for external legal counsel to provide a review of the draft secondary plan document and language associated with policies and potential litigation.  

 

 

Carried

 

7.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 24, 2014.

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

 

THAT Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 24, 2014 excluding the deputation by Gary Worters and Items 15 and 16 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

8.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Tom Pearson regarding the waiving of fees associated with the use of the municipal offices at 395 Mulock Drive for a youth road hockey event scheduled for March 15, 2014 be received;

 

AND THAT staff report back at the March 3, 2014 Council meeting with possible community grant and/or sponsorship options associated with the fees in order for the event to proceed.

 

9.

THAT the correspondence dated January 30, 2014 from Ms. Tracey Nesbitt, Manager, Ontario Association of Social Workers, Central Ontario Branch be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim March 3 to 9, 2014 as 'Social Work Week' in the Town of Newmarket;

 

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

 


 

10.

THAT the correspondence dated January 22, 2014 from Ms. Karen Beaulieu, Fundraising Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Holland River Unit, requesting an exemption from the Noise By-law for the 2014 Relay for Life event at Pickering College from June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. to June 21, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. be received and approved subject to notification being provided to area residents;

 

AND THAT Ms. Beaulieu be notified in this regard.

 

11.

THAT March 21, 2014 be proclaimed ‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’ in the Town of Newmarket;

 

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

 

12.

THAT the correspondence dated February 5, 2014 requesting proclamation of 'World Plumbing Day' in the Town of Newmarket be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim March 11, 2014 as 'World Plumbing Day';

 

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

 

13.

THAT the correspondence dated February 8, 2014 from Mr. Michael Dukart, Tournament Chair, 48th Annual Newmarket House League Hockey Tournament be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim March 12 to 15, 2014 as 'House League Hockey Week';

 

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

 

14.

THAT the Central York Fire Services Joint Council Committee Minutes and (Closed Session) Minutes of December 3, 2013 be received.

 

15.

THAT Corporate Services (Legal Services) Report 2014-03 dated January 21, 2014 regarding Delegation By-law 2007-114 and a summary of the matters delegated to staff from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013 be received.

 


 

16.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services Report 2014-05 dated February 11, 2014 regarding the Secondary Plan and Corridor Streetscape Study Budgets be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT Finance transfer $100,000 from the 2013 Community Improvement Plan for Urban Centres and Brownfield Developments Budget to a new budget for the Corridor Streetscape Master Plan;

 

b) AND THAT Finance transfer $50,000 from the 2013 Community Improvement Plan for Urban Centres and Brownfield Developments Budget into the existing Secondary Plan Study Budget.

 

17.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-06 dated February 13, 2014 regarding Application for Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Application for Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision, as submitted by Sundial Homes (Davis) Limited for lands being composed of Part of Lot 96, Concession 1, WYS be referred to a public meeting;

 

b) AND THAT following the public meeting, issues identified in this Report, together with comments of 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;

 

c) AND THAT Chris Matson, McConnell Ltd., 2430A Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6S 1P9 be notified of this action.

 

18.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-08 dated January 13, 2014 regarding the Municipal Register of Non-Designated Heritage Properties be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Municipal Register of Non-Designated Heritage Properties dated January 13, 2014 be received by Council;

 

b) AND THAT owners of property on the Municipal Register of Non-Designated Heritage Properties be invited to a Public Information Centre on the Municipal Registry and non-designated properties of cultural heritage value;

 

 

c) AND THAT after the Public Information Centre, the Municipal Register of Non-Designated properties be brought forward to Council for approval.

 

19.

THAT the correspondence dated February 11, 2014 from Mr. Nick Michael, Associate, R.G. Richards & Associates regarding the Draft Urban Centres Secondary Plan (Yonge-Kingston Centre) be received.

 

20.

THAT the List of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

21.

THAT Joint Development and Infrastructure Services and Community Services Report 2014 07 dated February 11, 2014 regarding Neighbourhood Community Gardens be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT Town of Newmarket staff seek public input regarding interest in establishing Neighbourhood Community Gardens in additional locations in the municipality;

 

b) AND THAT staff consult with the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee and report back to Council regarding the input received in time for the 2015 budget considerations.

 

22.

THAT Corporate Services Report – Legislative Services 2014-04 dated February 10, 2014 regarding a review of the decision of the Fence and Sign Variance Committee – 270 Doak Lane be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

a) THAT the decision of the Fence and Sign Variance Committee to approve the application for a variance from the Sign By-law (2009-79) at 270 Doak Lane be upheld.

 

23.

THAT Items 20 and 27 of the Committee of the Whole agenda of February 24, 2014 regarding Councillor Di Muccio’s Motion related to Newmarket Soccer Club be deferred to the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for March 17, 2014.

 

24.

THAT Item 16 of the Committee of the Whole agenda of February 24, 2014 regarding Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Planning and Building Services 2014-09 with respect to Official Plan Amendment # 1 – Town of Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Associated Amendments to the Official Plan be deferred to the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for March 17, 2014.

 


 

25.

THAT Item 18 of the Committee of the Whole agenda of February 24, 2014 regarding Corporate Services Commission – Procurement Services Development and Infrastructure Services Commission – Facility Services Joint Report 2014-05 with respect to Ice Resurfacing Machines be deferred to the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for March 17, 2014.

 

26.

THAT a Special Committee of the Whole meeting with a Closed  Session be scheduled on March 3, 2014 beginning at 12:00 noon for the purpose of discussing a confidential employee negotiations matter.

 

27.

a) THAT staff review alternatives for the dumping of snow at the Ray Twinney Recreational Complex;

 

b) AND THAT the site be fully fenced and secured at the earliest opportunity;

 

c) AND THAT snow not be dumped at the location after 4:00 p.m.

 

28.

THAT the presentation by the Senior Planner – Development regarding Amendment to Zoning By-laws 1979-50, 1981-96 and 2010-40 being proposed amendments to Zoning By-laws to recognize deficiencies as a result of expropriations be received.

 

29.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Robert Miller of Reuter, Scargall, Bennet LLP on behalf of Viva Rapid Transit be received.

 

30.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Gary Templeton, Templeton Planning Ltd. regarding Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Condominium and Draft Plan of Subdivision – 292145 Ontario Limited be received. 

 

31.

THAT the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee comments and all correspondence items received related to Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Planning and Building Services 2013-59 with respect to Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Condominium and Draft Plan of Subdivision – 292145 Ontario Limited be received.

 

32.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Wasim Jarrah be received.

 

33.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Marlene Hart be received.

 

34.

THAT the deputation by Mr. David Copsey be received.

 

35.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Monica Ahrens be received.

 

36.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Simon Prine be received.

 

37.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Bryan Milley be received.

 

38.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Shanto Ghosh be received.

 

39.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Shauna Marques be received.

 

40.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Les Suter be received.

 

41.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Val Nystrom be received.

 

42.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Vivian Parmenter be received.

 

43.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Kim Cummings be received.

 

44.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Andrew Beaton be received.

 

45.

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Heckbert be received.

 

46.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Jal Jarrah be received.

 

47.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Nagwa Mounir be received.

 

48.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Joseph Carpino be received.

 

49.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Tim Yull be received.

 

50.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Cathy Mcleod be received.

 

51.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Lars Kensit be received.

 

 

Carried

 

52.

Mr. Gary Worters addressed the Committee regarding restructuring of Council to provide for 4 full time Councillors.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Gary Worters regarding restructuring of Council to provide for 4 full time Councillors be received;

AND THAT the matter be referred to the next term of Council for general governance review and that such review be undertaken within the first twelve months of the term.

 

 

Carried

 

53.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Public Works Services 2014-09 dated February 12, 2014 regarding Garbage and Recycling Services Level Update.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Public Works Services 2014-09 dated February 12, 2014 regarding Garbage and Recycling Services Level Update be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT staff continue to work with the Contractor (GFL) and the other municipal partners in good faith to resolve all issues and improve the Level of Services for curbside collection;

 

b) AND THAT staff proceed with Liquidated Damages under the Contract for Non-Performance for late collections in December 2013 and January 2014 and any other future applicable instances.

 

 

 

Carried

 

54.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report – Planning and Building Services 2014-07 dated February 13, 2014 regarding cash in lieu of parking.

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-07 dated February 13, 2014 regarding cash in lieu of parking and Corporate Services - Legal Services Report – Confidential Information Report 2014-04 regarding Cash-in-Lieu be referred to the March 17, 2014 Committee of the Whole Meeting.

 

 

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

55.

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

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

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

 

 

Carried

 

56.

Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Limited – Proposed disposition of land and security of property of the municipality.

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

 

THAT the presentation by Mr. Paul Ferguson, President, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. regarding the proposed disposition of land and security of property of the municipality be received;

 

AND THAT the direction provided to staff regarding the proposed disposition of land and security of property of the municipality with respect to Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution be approved.

 

 

Carried

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that a verbal report by the Director of Legal Services/Municipal Solicitor regarding a litigation matter with Marianneville Developments (Glenway) Ltd. and the Town before the Ontario Municipal Board was received. 

     

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Director of Legal Services/Municipal Solicitor provided legal advice regarding the Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Condominium and Draft Plan of Subdivision for the property known as 292156 Ontario Limited.  

 


 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the confidential CAO/HR Report 2014-04 regarding an employee negotiation matter has been deferred from the February 24, 2014 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) and will be considered at the March 17, 2014 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting.

 

57.

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

 

An additional recommendation was added, as follows:

“c) AND THAT no snow dumping occur after 4:00 p.m.”

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

 

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 recommendations 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;

 

c) AND THAT no snow dumping occur after 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Carried

 

By-laws

 

58.

By-laws 2014-11, 2014-12 and 2014-13.

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

 

THAT By-laws 2014-11, 2014-12 and 2014-13 be enacted.

 

 

2014-11

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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)

 

 

Carried

 

 

Notices of Motions

 

None.

 

Motions

 

59.

Regional Councillor Taylor regarding Earth Hour.

 

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Carried

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

60.

a) Councillor Vegh invited Ward 1 residents to drop in to his Ward Meeting on Tuesday March 4, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive) in Multi-Purpose Room 1. Come and find out what’s happening in Town and in your Ward. For more information, please contact Councillor Vegh at 905-895-7095, email at tomvegh@gmail.com or through his website at www.tomvegh.com.

 

b) Councillor Kerwin advised that the Newmarket Curling Club is hosting a Rose Bonspiel on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 8:45 a.m. at the Newmarket Curling Club. Members of Council are invited to visit the newly renovated facility.


 

 

c) Councillor Kerwin invited residents to attend a Community Spaghetti Dinner on March 23, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre. If you love spaghetti, both bolognese and vegetarian options are available.

 

d) Councillor Kerwin advised that registration for the Town of Newmarket Leisure and Aquatic Spring Programs begins Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:30 a.m. for residents and Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. for non-residents. Registration can be done online using Quik e-Link at www.newmarket.ca, by faxing your registration form to 905-953-5135, or in person at our Municipal Office at 395 Mulock Drive, the Magna Centre at 800 Mulock Drive, or at the Ray Twinney Complex at 100 Eagle Street West. Please call 905-895-5193 for further information.


 

 

e) Councillor Kerwin thanked residents for attending his public sessions and providing input on the Town. Further meetings will be held in the spring at his home, 317 Maple Street.  Call 905-895-8969 for more information.

 

f) Councillor Twinney advised that the Town of Newmarket is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day event. Join the festivities at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Drive, on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Enjoy live entertainment, spring crafts, fun games and activities. Admission is $4.00 per child – parents and guardians are free. Don’t forget to wear green! For more information visit www.newmarket.ca or call 905-895-5193 ext. 2659.

 

g) Councillor Twinney invited residents to attend her Spring Ward Meeting at the Community Centre on March 25, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. To submit comments or items for discussion, please contact Councillor Twinney at jtwinney@newmarket.ca or at 905-806-5258.

 

h) Regional Councillor Taylor recognized local resident Kevin Mills, a paraplegic athlete and co-founder of the Spinal Cord Recovery and Wellness Centre in Newmarket. Kevin Mills was the only Canadian wheelchair entry in the Miami Half Marathon this past February. Congratulations to Kevin for his accomplishment.

 

i) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Town of Newmarket is looking for local musicians to perform at the 2014 Music in the Park summer concert series. Concerts are held Wednesday evenings at Fairy Lake Park (Water Street and Doug Duncan Drive) and Sunday evenings at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. weather permitting. Applications are available by contacting Rhonda Pogue at 905-895-5193 or by visiting www.newmarket.ca.  All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on April 3, 2014. A recent CD must accompany all new applications.

 

j) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the 48th Annual Newmarket House League Hockey Tournament opening ceremonies will be held at the Ray Twinney Complex on March 12, 2014.

 

k) Regional Councillor Taylor invited residents to attend the opening of upStream Aquaponics on March 4, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and learn more about this unique form of urban agriculture.

 

l) Councillor Hempen advised that the Newmarket Public Library at 438 Park Avenue is looking for volunteers for the visiting library service. This service allows people at home due to illness, restricted mobility or a physical/visual disability to receive library materials. Please call 905-953-5110 ext. 4700 for more information.

 

m) Councillor Sponga encouraged residents to drop in March 11, 2014 to March 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a variety of March Break activities at the Elman Campbell Museum at 134 Main Street. On March 11, 2014 take part in Creative Crafts, and on March 12, 2014 enjoy Creative Crafts and Wacky Activities. The cost is $5.50 per participant each day. From March 13, 2014 to March 15, 2014 admission is free for Museum Mayhem where there are plenty of games and activities to enjoy. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver 18 years of age or over. Please call 905-953-5314 for further information.

 

n) Councillor Sponga advised that the 10th Annual Road Hockey Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Town Hall, 395 Mulock Drive. Youth are encouraged to gather a neighbourhood team and play against other teams in Newmarket. The event is sponsored by the Poverty Action for Change Coalition. For further details contact Tom Pearson at 289-221-0928.

 

o) Councillor Di Muccio invited residents to attend these upcoming events at the Seniors’ Meeting Place (474 Davis Drive):

  • Shrove Tuesday on March 4, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, sausages, tea/coffee and juice. Cost is $3.00 per person.
  • Spring Program registration for residents begins March 5, 2014. Programs include: watercolour, drawing, acrylic painting, pen and ink, exercise programs, line dance, yoga, as well as bus trips and special events.

Please call 905-953-5325 for more information.

 

p) Councillor Di Muccio advised that works to rehabilitate the Seniors' Meeting Place will commence this spring.


 

q) Councillor Emanuel advised that the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2014. Do you know an Athlete, Team or Builder who should be recognized? We want to hear about them! Deadline for submission is March 31, 2014. To obtain a nomination form and further details please visit www.newmarket.ca or any Town of Newmarket recreation facility kiosk.

 

r) Councillor Emanuel advised residents that the Glenway Preservation Association is having a final community meeting in advance of the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing on March 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crosslands Church on Millard Avenue.

 

s) Councillor Emanuel advised that the Glenway Ontario Municipal Board hearing will commence in the morning on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Best Western Voyageur Hotel located at Yonge Street and Davis Drive.


New Business

 

61.

a) Councillor Di Muccio requested that agendas for the Site Plan Review Committee, including all attachments be posted on the Town’s website at www.newmarket.ca.  The Acting Chief Administrative Officer advised that the Director of Planning is working on a method of posting all site plan notices.

 

 

b) Councillor Di Muccio asked that staff look into live streaming of all future Site Plan Review Committee meetings.  The Commissioner of Corporate Services advised that this can be done with relative ease provided that the agendas and minutes move through the electronic system.  A Motion to provide for this action and use of staff resources will be provided at the next Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

 

c) Councillor Di Muccio requested an update on private funding initiatives for Old Town Hall.  The Mayor reported that one private monetary commitment has been received and the Director of Recreation and Culture is planning a fundraiser.  The Commissioner of Community Services advised that a report would be before Committee of the Whole within 45 days.

 

Closed Session

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that there was no requirement for a closed session.

 

Addendum (Additions & Corrections to the Agenda)

 

63.

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

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

Carried

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

62.

2014-13

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

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT By-law 2014-13 be enacted.

 

Carried

Adjournment

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk