OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, October 5, 2015 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

Councillor Vegh

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Twinney

Councillor Sponga

Councillor Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Absent:

Councillor Hempen

 

 

Staff Present:

P. Noehammer, Acting Chief Administrative Officer

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

J. Patel, Business Support Analyst

 

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 Acting Chief Administrative Officer advised of an addition to the agenda, being a deputation by Ms. Laurie Smith, related to Item 14 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of September 28, 2015 being parking and storage of recreational vehicles on residential properties. 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Laurie Smith regarding Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles in Residential Zones be included on the agenda.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

None.

 

Deputations

 

2.

Ms. Laurie Smith addressed Council regarding parking and storage of recreational vehicles in residential zones and expressed her support to amend the by-law to permit seasonal parking of recreational vehicles.  She further suggested that Council consider permitting the parking of smaller recreational vehicles on a seasonal basis.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Laurie Smith regarding Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles in Residential Zones be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

3.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services - Planning Report 2015-39 dated September 17, 2015 regarding Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles in Residential Zones.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services Report 2015-39 dated September 17, 2015 regarding parking and storage of recreational vehicles in residential zones be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council authorize a Zoning By-law Amendment to amend the zoning provisions for the parking and storing of recreational vehicles on a driveway from 72 hours per month to 8 calendar days per month as outlined in the attached draft by-law;

 

ii) AND THAT the By-law be amended to include an appropriate setback and remove reference to a maximum Recreational Vehicle size;

 

iii) AND THAT staff bring forward the by-law to the next Council meeting;

 

iv) AND THAT Laurie Smith of 371 Burford Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6P9 be notified by the Clerk of this action;

 

v) AND THAT Laura and Mike Kyte of 367 Burford Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6P9 be notified by the Clerk of this action. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Approval of Minutes

 

4.

Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of June 22, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of June 22, 2015 be confirmed.

 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

5.

Special Council Minutes of September 14, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the Special Council Minutes of September 14, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

6.

Special Council (Closed Session) Minutes of September 14, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the Special Council (Closed Session) Minutes of September 14, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

7.

Council Minutes of September 14, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of September 14, 2015 be approved.

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

None.

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre opened this past week.  The facility is located south of Mulock Drive on Highway 48 and its intended use is for forestry work and to provide educational opportunities for students.  The Centre is LEED Platinum and meets the living building standard, of which only eight buildings in the world can claim. 

 

b)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Regional Council received a Roads Capital Construction Update and provided a high-level summary of the report, including that an investment of 1.5 billion dollars in York Region to improve the road network and the state of the roads.  1.2 billion dollars is earmarked for growth projects and 270 million to infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation.  The report is available online by visiting the York Region website at www.york.ca

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

8.

Council Workshop Record of September 21, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Record of September 21, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

9.

Council Workshop Record of September 28, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Record of September 28, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

10.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of September 28, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of September 28, 2015 be approved and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

11.

Correspondence dated September 3, 2015 from Ms. Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director, Recycling Council of Ontario requesting proclamation of October 19 to 25, 2015 as 'Waste Reduction Week'.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Ms. Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director, Recycling Council of Ontario be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim October 19 to 25, 2015 as 'Waste Reduction Week';

 

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

 

12.

Correspondence dated September 9, 2015 from Chief Ian Laing, Central York Fire Services requesting proclamation of October 4 to 10, 2015 as 'Fire Prevention Week'.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Chief Ian Laing, Central York Fire Services be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim October 4 to 10, 2015 as 'Fire Prevention Week';

 

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

 

13.

Correspondence dated September 9, 2015 from Ms. Laura Bradford, Senior Mediator/Parenting Coordinator, Summit Mediation requesting proclamation of November 23 to 27, 2015 as 'Family Dispute Resolution Week'.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Ms. Laura Bradford, Summit Mediation be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim November 23 to 27, 2015 as 'Family Dispute Resolution Week';

 

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

 

14.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of June 18, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of June 18, 2015 be received.

 

15.

Newmarket Downtown Development Sub-Committee Minutes of June 26, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Downtown Development Sub-Committee Minutes of June 26, 2015 be received.

 

16.

Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of July 21, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of July 21, 2015 be received.

 

17.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services - Planning Report 2015-38 dated September 17, 2015 regarding Public Meeting notification sign requirements.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services Report 2015-38 dated September 17, 2015 regarding changing the requirements for Public Meeting notification signs be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

 

i) THAT the requirements for Public Meeting notification signs be changed such that the wording is simpler and a map and/or drawing of the proposed development be included on the sign.

 

18.

Corporate Services - Legislative Services 2015-12 dated September 10, 2015 regarding Public Records Access Improvements.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services - Legislative Services Report 2015-12 dated September 10, 2015 regarding 'Public Records Access Improvements' be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Routine Disclosure of Records Policy CORP.1-09 (attached as Appendix A) be approved.

 

19.

Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2015-13 dated September 16, 2015 regarding vivaNext D1 Project (Noise By-law Exemption)

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2015-13 dated September 16, 2015 regarding vivaNext D1 Project Request for Exemption from the Noise By-law be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the request from Kiewit EllisDon for a noise exemption to perform necessary works for the vivaNext D1 project between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. from December 25, 2015 until December 25, 2016 be approved;

 

ii) AND THAT this approval is subject to ongoing staff supervision and community impact assessment and revocation if community impact is deemed excessive by staff or Council.

 

20.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

a) THAT the list of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

21.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Debra Scott, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce regarding Council Strategic Priorities - Economic Development be received.

 

22.

THAT the deputations by Ms. Laurie Smith and Mr. Mike Hodge regarding a By-law with respect to Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles in Residential Zones be received;

 

AND THAT the correspondence from Mr. David Nelson in objection to amendments to the by-law with respect to Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles in residential zones be received.

 

 

23.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Paul Jolie regarding Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure be received and referred to staff for a report back to Council related to cycling infrastructure on Mulock Drive.

 

24.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Athol Hart regarding Town Crier Services be received.

 

25.

Correspondence received June 25, 2015 from Mr. Athol Hart regarding Town Crier representation.

 

a) THAT the correspondence received June 25, 2015 from Mr. Athol Hart regarding Town Crier representation be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff work with the Ontario Guild of Town Criers to identify an appropriate process for Town Crier selection and report back within 30 days. 

 

26.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Jim Bruzzese, BMA Management Consulting Inc. regarding Building Permit Fee Review be received.

 

27.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2015-01 dated September 14, 2015 regarding Building Permit Fees Report and Building By-law.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2015-01 dated September 14, 2015 regarding Building Permit Fees Report and Building By-law be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Committee direct staff to hold a public meeting in accordance with the Building Code Act and regulations for proposed changes to Building Permit fees collected under the Act;

 

ii) AND THAT notice be given to such persons as may be prescribed in the Building Code Act;

 

iii) AND THAT following the public meeting, the Building By-law and associated permit fee schedule be brought back to Council for adoption with an implementation date in January 2016;

 

iv) AND THAT the Building Permit Stabilization Reserve target range be established at 150% - 200% of the total operating expenditures which is consistent with industry practice;

 

v) AND THAT a DAAP Cost Recovery review as recommended by BMA Management Consulting Inc. be undertaken;

vi) AND THAT the cost of the DAAP Cost Recovery review be funded by the Building Permit Reserve. 

 

28.

Joint Office of the CAO - Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Services Commission - Legislative Services Report 2015-10 dated September 3, 2015 regarding Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework.

 

THAT Joint Office of the CAO - Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Services Commission - Legislative Services Report 2015-10 dated September 3, 2015 regarding Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework be deferred to the October 20, 2015 Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

29.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2015-47 dated August 6, 2015 regarding Patti McCulloch Way - Parking Restrictions.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2015-47 dated August 6, 2015 regarding Patti McCulloch Way - Parking Restrictions be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council implement no parking restrictions on the west side of Patti McCulloch Way from the property line between 88 Patti McCulloch Way and 90 Patti McCulloch Way northward to Woodspring Avenue; 

 

ii) AND THAT Schedule X of By-law 1993-62 be amended accordingly.

 

30.

Corporate Services Commission Report - Legislative Services 2015-11 dated September 3, 2015 regarding 'Housekeeping Matters: Regular Meeting Schedule, Procedure By-law and Municipal Flag Policy'.

 

THAT Corporate Services Commission Report - Legislative Services 2015-11 dated September 3, 2015 regarding 'Housekeeping Matters: Regular Meeting Schedule, Procedure By-law and Municipal Flag Policy' be deferred to the October 20, 2015 Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

31.

THAT staff be directed to report back within 120 days on the potential of demolishing the Old Fire Hall at 140 Main Street South with the intent to repurpose it as a parking lot that would be in keeping with the downtown area and that the report include any other options for parking enhancements in the downtown core. 

 

32.

Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-28 dated September 16, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Replacement Follow-Up.

 

 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-28 dated September 16, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Replacement Follow-Up be deferred to the October 20, 2015 Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

33.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - PWS 2015-55 dated September 18, 2015 regarding Snow Storage Alternative Update. 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report Public Works Services - PWS 2015-55 dated September 18, 2015 regarding Snow Storage Alternative Update be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT staff continue to work with the private land owners and York Region to finalize arrangements for snow storage for the 2015/2016 winter season;

 

ii) AND THAT staff include any estimated additional cost for alternative snow storage in the 2016 draft budget proposal, if required;

 

iii) AND THAT staff be authorized to execute required agreements for temporary storage of snow for the 2015/2016 and subsequent winter seasons if required, as described.

 

34.

THAT staff be directed to report back within 60 days on options to reinstate on street parking on Woodspring Avenue that is complimentary to the existing bicycle lanes.

 

35.

THAT the presentation by Mr. Brad Rogers be provided an additional five minutes.

 

36.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services Report 2015-35 and related Council Extract, Public Meeting Notice regarding a Proposed Official Plan, Zoning By-law Amendment and Proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision - 16920 and 16860 Leslie Street, PowerPoint presentation, deputations and all correspondence be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

37.

Development and Infrastructure Services Commission Report 2015-53 dated September 8, 2015 regarding Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Commission Report 2015-53 dated September 8, 2015 regarding the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council endorse the proposed cycling infrastructure project as identified in the attached Schedule 'A' - Newmarket East-West Bikeway Map to enable staff to continue with an application for partial funding of the project through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program (OMCIP);

 

ii) AND THAT Council pre-approves the allocation of $325,000 from the development charges capital fund over the 2016 and 2017 budgets.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

38.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of September 28, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of September 28, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

39.

Item 1 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of September 28, 2015 - Corporate Services (Legal Services) (Closed Session) Report 2015-07 dated September 8, 2015 regarding a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board as per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001. (Ward 5 - Proposed land exchange between the Town of Newmarket and the Regional Municipality of York)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

a) THAT Corporate Services (Legal Services) (Closed Session) Report 2015-07 dated September 8, 2015 regarding a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board as per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001. (Ward 5 - Proposed land exchange between the Town of Newmarket and the Regional Municipality of York) be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff proceed as directed.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

40.

Item 2 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of September 28, 2015 - Joint CAO/Commissioners of Community Services, Corporate Services and Development and Infrastructure Services (Closed Session) Report 2015-54 and related presentation regarding a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board as per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001. (Ward 3)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT Joint CAO/Commissioners of Community Services, Corporate Services and Development and Infrastructure Services (Closed Session) Report 2015-54 and related presentation regarding a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board as per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001. (Ward 3) be deferred to the October 20, 2015 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Meeting;

 

b) AND THAT staff proceed as directed.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

By-laws

 

41.

By-laws 2015-45, 2015-46, 2015-47 and 2015-48.

 

 

2015-45

A By-law to Appoint an Integrity Commissioner for the Town of Newmarket.

 

 

2015-46

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.

 

 

2015-47

A By-law to amend By-law 2010-40, as amended, being a Zoning By-law (Recreational Vehicles - Town Wide)

 

 

2015-48

A By-law to Amend By-law 1993-62, as amended, being a By-law to Regulate Parking within the Town of Newmarket. (Schedule X - No Parking)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT By-laws 2015-45, 2015-46, 2015-47 and 2015-48 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that he would be bringing a motion to the next scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting regarding outdoor arenas.

 

Motions

 

None.

 

 

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Councillor Vegh invited residents to visit the Newmarket Public Library at 438 Park Avenue on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to make Haunted House Creations.  Make a spooky haunted house out of clay, complete with decorations and paint.  Your project will be kiln-fired and returned to the Library for pick-up.  For information and registration call 905-953-5105.

 

b)

Councillor Kerwin invited residents to enjoy Friday Night Social Dances on October 9, 2015 and October 16, 2015 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place, 474 Davis Drive. Come out for Line Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Latin Dancing and more. The cost is $5.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members. Coffee and light snacks are provided in addition to a cash bar.  Call 905-953-5325 for more information.

 

c)

Councillor Kerwin advised that he will be hosting Ward 2 drop-in meetings on October 17, October 24 and October 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the basement of the Newmarket Public Library.  In addition, in the month of November, he will begin to host fireside chats at his home at 317 Maple Street.

 

d)

Councillor Kerwin advised that membership at the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place is increasing and he thanked staff for their work to accommodate members during the construction on Davis Drive.

 

e)

Councillor Twinney advised that she will be hosting a Ward 3 meeting on Wednesday October 14, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive. Come for a discussion about what's happening in Ward 3 and the surrounding community.  For more information, please call 905-953-5323 or e-mail jtwinney@newmarket.ca   

 

f)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that he co-hosted a community initiative with the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee, Upper Canada Mall and ARTEX Environmental.  On Saturday, September 26, 2015 close to 200 enthusiastic residents dropped off 14,003 lbs of E-waste within a 5-hour time period – a 36% increase over last year! This brings the total to 161,900 lbs of E-waste that has been diverted from landfill and developing countries over the past four years.

 

g)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a debate for federal election candidates on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Theatre.

 

 

 

 

h)

Councillor Sponga advised that the Town of Newmarket is holding its annual Fall Food Drive and encouraged residents to support the event to benefit the Newmarket Food Pantry.  Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off in the lobby of the Municipal Offices at 395 Mulock Drive until October 19, 2015. For more information, please call 905-895-5193.

 

i)

Councillor Sponga thanked the students of Pickering College and their families for their food drive donations. 

 

j)

Councillor Broome-Plumley thanked the team responsible for the Terry Fox Run that was held over the past weekend.  The team raised $90,000.00 and the Councillor advised that she appreciated being part of the event.

 

k)

Councillor Broome-Plumley invited residents to attend the 9th Annual Princess and Pirate Party. Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, fun games, face painting, jumping castles, train rides, music, dancing, loot bags and theme activities.  Dress as a princess or pirate for our indoor parade. Admission is $5.00 per child – parents or guardians are free.

 

l)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that she would be hosting the monthly Ward 6 meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Public Library.

 

m)

Councillor Bisanz thanked the residents who attended the Council Code of Conduct Public Consultation, in particular, one twelve year old girl who was a vocal attendee that provided very useful feedback.

 

n)

Councillor Bisanz advised that Create A Victorian Costume is a 2 day workshop at the Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 and Saturday October 24, 2015. Learn about historic fabrics and see examples from the Museum collections. Discover heritage patterns, how to source fabrics, and put together materials from a thrift shop. Consult with an experienced ‘re-enactment seamstress' on using patterns to create your own Victorian costume. This workshop is suitable for men and women 18+ and is $75.00 for residents and $100.00 for non-residents. Registration is online at newmarket.ca using Quik-e-Link. For more information, call 905-953-5314 or e-mail elmanmuseum@rogers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that planning is underway for the Town of Newmarket 2016 Budget. Get involved and advise Council on how you would like your tax dollars spent by completing the online interactive budget survey at http://www.newmarket.ca/budget2016 Additional opportunities for feedback on the 2016 Budget will be provided in the upcoming weeks through Public Meetings. The next Public Meeting is a presentation of the Preliminary Draft Budget at Committee of the Whole on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive. You can also view this meeting online at www.newmarket.ca  click on “Town Government”, “Council Meetings”, then “Agendas, Minutes and Meetings”.

 

p)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Town of Newmarket Municipal Offices at 395 Mulock Drive will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 12, 2015.

 

q)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, October 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a)

Councillor Kerwin advised that he walked the Newmarket Cemetery Corporation lands with Mr. John Parkett and confirmed that the Town owns lands around the river which could potentially permit the construction of a trailway.

 

b)

Councillor Kerwin encouraged residents to walk north on the Tom Taylor Trail and admire the trees planted in memory of individuals as they are maturing and look spectacular.

 

c)

Councillor Kerwin advised that courts four, five and six remain open at the Newmarket Community Tennis Courts through the month of October.  He further congratulated Recreation and Culture for the new mat at the tennis courts at the Peter Gorman park.

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

42.

Confirmatory By-law.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-49 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

43.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk