OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, April 4, 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 Sponga

Councillor Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

M. Mayes, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure 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 Chief Administrative Officer advised of a correction to Item 4 of the Agenda, being Joint Report Community Services - Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works, Engineering, Corporate Services - Finance 2016-11 dated March 2, 2016 regarding Implementation Plan - Future Facilities and Land Use.  He advised that the report number has been amended to 2016-14 and the report date amended to March 31, 2016.  In addition, he noted that the Delegation By-law would be considered at the April 25, 2016 Council meeting.

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the additions and corrections to the agenda be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor declared an interest in Item 32 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 21, 2016, being Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services Report 2016-04 dated January 21, 2016 and related Council Extract, Public Meeting Notice regarding Application for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment - 260 Eagle Street as he owns property in close proximity to the subject lands. 

 

Deputations

 

2.

Ms. Noeline Burk, Head of Arts, Pickering College introduced Miss Emily Percovic, Grade 12 student and Master Thomas Bianco, Grade 4 student who addressed Council with a video and provided a brief history of Pickering College, the structure of 102.7 CHOP FM, being a CRTC licenced student based radio program and summarized the station programs.  The station is seeking to build its listener base and made a request for a partnership with the Town to broadcast on location at events and host interviews with Members of Council. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the deputation by Miss Emily Percovic and Master Thomas Bianco, students of Pickering College regarding 102.7 CHOP FM radio station be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

3.

Mr. Stephen Collins, Director, Infrastructure Management and Project Management Office and Ms. Angela Gibson, Head, Performance Monitoring and Research, Regional Municipality of York addressed Council with a PowerPoint presentation regarding the York Region Transportation Master Plan Update and provided an overview of the background of the review, timelines, growth and coordinate plan review milestones, current progress of the Transportation Master Plan, policy principles and actions, corridor evolution principles and a high level overview of the proposed 2041 transit, road and cycling networks.  Discussion ensued regarding mobility hubs, grade separation and pedestrian mobility.  

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the presentation by Mr. Stephen Collins, Director, Infrastructure Management and Project Management Office, and Ms. Angela Gibson, Head, Performance Monitoring and Research, Regional Municipality of York regarding the York Region Transportation Master Plan Update be provided an additional 10 minutes. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the presentation by Mr. Stephen Collins, Director, Infrastructure Management and Project Management Office, and Ms. Angela Gibson, Head, Performance Monitoring and Research, Regional Municipality of York regarding the York Region Transportation Master Plan Update be received. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Approval of Minutes

 

4.

Council Minutes of February 29, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of February 29, 2016 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Human Services Board, in partnership with the United Way will be reporting on precarious employment and housing. 

 

b)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region has completed its annual Greening Strategy Review.  He advised on the purpose of the review and statistics related to tree plantings and replacements, percentage of protected green lands.

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

5.

Joint Report Community Services - Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works, Engineering, Corporate Services - Finance 2016-14 dated March 31, 2016 regarding Implementation Plan - Future Facilities and Land Use.  

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works, Engineering and Corporate Services - Finance Joint Report 2016-14 dated March 31, 2016 regarding the Implementation Plan - Future Facilities and Land Use be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Phase 2 of the Recreation Playbook Implementation Plan be approved as outlined in the report, with public consultation done as part of applicable design processes;

 

ii) AND THAT Phase 3 of the Recreation Playbook Implementation Plan be shared with the community through a public consultation process and that staff then report back;

 

iii) AND THAT Council and the Newmarket Public Library Board conduct a facilitated Joint Planning Workshop in Q3, 2016 to explore future library considerations;

 

iv) AND THAT future Council Workshops be done to consider specific uses and negotiation strategies on potential property acquisitions, as outlined in the report;

 

v) AND THAT as part of the 2016 Capital Budget, the design for an outdoor basketball court at Ken Sturgeon Park be undertaken, and funding for construction be requested in the 2017 Capital Budget funded from Development Charges and Capital Reserves, in order to include this project in Phase 2 of the Recreation Playbook implementation plan.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

6.

Council Workshop Record of March 21, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Record of March 21, 2016 be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

7.

Council Workshop Record (Closed Session) of March 21, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop (Closed Session) Record of March 21, 2016 be received. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

8.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 21, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 21, 2016 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

9.

THAT the PowerPoint Presentation by Ms. Sharon Sterling, Director, Transportation Planning, WSP Canada Inc. regarding Hospital Area Parking Review be received.

 

10.

THAT the PowerPoint Presentation by the Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk and the Manager of Customer Services regarding 'Customer Complaint Policy' be received.

 

11.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-09 dated February 10, 2016 regarding 955-995 Mulock Drive, Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Subdivision - Lorne Park Gardens Inc. - Letter Received from YRSCC 969 and YRCC 944.

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-09 dated February 10, 2016 regarding the letter received from YRSCC 969 and YRCC 944 with respect to the Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Draft Plan of Subdivision for Lorne Park Gardens Inc. located at 955-995 Mulock Drive be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town not consider assuming responsibility for maintenance of the storm sewer system located within the YRSCC 969 and YRCC 944 lands;

 

ii) AND THAT Ms. Wendy Gamoyda, President of YRSCC 969 and Mr. Scott Stewart, President of YRCC 944 be notified of this action.

 

12.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-11 dated March 1, 2016 regarding Cedar Manor Residential Subdivision Phase 2 Request for Final Acceptance and Assumption.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-11 dated March 1, 2016 regarding the Final Acceptance and Assumption of Underground Works be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the request for Final Acceptance and Assumption of Underground Works of the Cedar Manor Residential Subdivision, Phase 2, 65M-4340 as shown on the attached map, be finally accepted and assumed by the Town;

 

ii) AND THAT Mr. Mauro Baldassarra of Cedar Manor Home Corp. and Mr. Angelo A. Maurizio, P. Eng., of Schaeffers Consulting Engineers Ltd. be notified of these recommendations.

 

13.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-13 dated March 1, 2016 regarding Cedar Manor Residential Subdivision Phase 3 Request for Final Acceptance and Assumption. 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-13 dated March 1, 2016 regarding the Final Acceptance and Assumption of Underground Works be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Request for Final Acceptance and Assumption of Underground Works of the Cedar Manor Residential Subdivision, Phase 3 as shown on the attached map, be finally accepted and assumed by the Town;

 

 

ii) AND THAT Mr. Mauro Baldassarra of Cedar Manor Home Corp., and Mr. Angelo A. Maurizio, P. Eng., of Schaeffers Consulting Engineers Ltd. be notified of these recommendations.

 

14.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-12 dated February 22, 2016 regarding Servicing Extension Agreement (By-law 2001-102).

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-12 dated February 22, 2016 regarding Servicing Extension Agreement (By-law 2001-102) be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT staff be authorized to work with the Town of East Gwillimbury to complete a servicing justification study to assess the impact on the existing Newmarket sanitary sewer system of extending servicing beyond the lands identified in the 'Servicing Extension Agreement' (By-law 2001-102), in order to service East Gwillimbury's Highway 404 Employment Lands to meet immediate needs;

 

ii) AND THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury engages the Town of Newmarket's Engineering Consultant, WSP, currently undertaking the Town's 'Water/Wastewater Master Planning Study' to complete a servicing justification study, at their sole cost and to the satisfaction of the Town;

 

iii) AND THAT subject to the recommendations in the servicing justification study that the Servicing Extension Agreement be amended accordingly;

 

iv) AND THAT the CAO, Town of East Gwillimbury be notified of this action by the Clerk.

 

15.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-15 dated March 4, 2016 regarding Amendments to the Parking By-law 1993-62 - Alex Doner Drive.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-15 dated March 4, 2016 regarding Amendments to the Parking By-law 1993-62 - Alex Doner Drive be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be further amended by deleting the following:

 

The south side of Alex Doner Drive between #302 and #334 - prohibited time - anytime.

ii) AND THAT the necessary By-law be prepared and submitted to Council for its approval.

 

16.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-18 dated March 4, 2016 regarding Amendments to the Parking By-law 1993-62 - Walter Avenue.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-18 dated March 4, 2016 regarding Amendments to the Parking By-law 1993-62 - Walter Avenue be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be further amended by deleting the following:

 

Both Sides of Walter Avenue between Newbury Drive to north limit - prohibited times - anytime

 

ii) AND THAT Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be further amended by adding the following:

 

North Side of Walter Avenue between Newbury Road and #48 Walter Avenue - prohibited times – anytime

 

West Side of Walter Avenue between Barbara Road and Cardinal Crescent - prohibited times - anytime

 

iii) AND THAT the necessary By-law be prepared and submitted to Council for its approval.

 

17.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services Report 2016-10 dated March 10, 2016 regarding Application for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment - 16333 Leslie Street.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services Report 2016-10 dated March 10, 2016 regarding 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 724903 Ontario Inc. for lands being composed of Block 102, Plan 65M-3963, municipally known as 16333 Leslie Street be referred to a public meeting;

 

ii) 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;

 

iii) AND THAT Ms. Janice A. Robinson, Goldberg Group, 2098 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5M 4A8 be notified of this action.

 

18.

Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of January 20, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of January 20, 2016 be received.

 

19.

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

 

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

 

20.

New Business Item of the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of January 19, 2016 regarding cellular service.

 

a) THAT the following be referred to staff.

 

The Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management recommends to Council:

 

a) THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management requests the Town of Newmarket staff investigate the feasibility of improved cellular phone coverage and extension of Wi-Fi network service in the downtown core.

 

21.

Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of December 9, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of December 9, 2015 be received.

 

22.

Newmarket Downtown Development Committee Minutes of November 27, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Downtown Development Committee Minutes of November 27, 2015 be received.

 

23.

Joint Newmarket Downtown Development Committee and Lower Main Street South Heritage Conservation District Advisory Group Minutes of November 27, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Joint Newmarket Downtown Development Committee and Lower Main Street South Heritage Conservation District Advisory Group Minutes of November 27, 2015 be received.

 

24.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of January 21, 2016 and March 10, 2016. 

 

a) THAT the Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of January 21, 2016 and March 10, 2016 be received.

 

25.

Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of November 3, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes of November 3, 2015 be received.

 

26.

Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of November 3, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of November 3, 2015 be received.

 

27.

Correspondence dated March 6, 2016 from Ms. Marilyn McIvor on behalf of Senator Nancy Greene Raine requesting proclamation of Saturday, June 4, 2016 as 'National Health and Fitness Day' in the Town of Newmarket.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Ms. Marilyn McIvor on behalf of Senator Nancy Greene Raine be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim Saturday, June 4, 2016 as 'National Health and Fitness Day';

 

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

 

28.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

a) THAT the List of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

 

29.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-17 dated March 2, 2016 regarding Hospital Area Parking Review.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-17 dated March 2, 2016 entitled 'Hospital Area Parking Review' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Strategic Action Plan contained in Appendix A of this report be implemented with the exception of Item 9.2i) to address parking issues in the Southlake Regional Health Centre area;

 

ii) AND THAT a copy of this report and the Council Extract and the WSP report be forwarded to representatives of Southlake Regional Health Centre and the Property Owner and Property Management of the Medical Arts Building on Lundy's Lane and Dixon Medical on Bayview Parkway for their review and coordination with Town staff;

 

iii) AND THAT increased municipal enforcement be a key consideration through the next budget cycle.

 

30.

Joint Community Services - Customer Services and Corporate Services - Legislative Services Report 2016-03 dated March 9, 2016 regarding 'Customer Complaint Policy'.

 

a) THAT Joint Community Services - Customer Services and Corporate Services - Legislative Services Report 2016-03 dated March 9, 2016 regarding 'Customer Complaint Policy' be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council adopt Policy No. CORP.1-10 'Customer Complaint Policy' (attached as Appendix A), to be implemented within 90 days of Council adoption to allow for staff training.  

 

31.

Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2016-08 dated March 8, 2016 regarding Regional Municipality of York - Road Rehabilitation Program (Noise By-law Exemption).

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2016-08 dated March 8, 2016 regarding Regional Municipality of York - Road Rehabilitation Program Request for Exemption from the Noise By-law be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT a by-law to exempt the Regional Municipality of York from the Noise By-law (2004-94) be enacted to facilitate their road rehabilitation program on Prospect Street in the Town of Newmarket for a period from April 11, 2016 to June 10, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday;

 

ii) AND THAT the Regional Municipality of York notify area residents one week prior to the start of the work. 

 

32.

Joint Community Services Report - Economic Development, Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services Public Works Services, Corporate Services - Legislative Services 2016-10 dated March 2, 2016 regarding the Town of Newmarket Food Truck Program.

 

a) THAT Community Services Report - Economic Development, Community Services - Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works and Corporate Services - Legislative Services Joint Report 2016-10 dated March 2, 2016 regarding the Town of Newmarket Food Truck Program be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT effective in 2016, the Town issue a Request for Proposal for annual permits for up to two food trucks at Fairy Lake Parking Lot # 1 (see Attachment A for specific location);

 

ii) AND THAT in follow-up to his February 1, 2016 Committee of the Whole deputation, Mr. Andrew Tedford - Wickedly Sinful Truck Eats and Sweets be informed of Council direction with respect to this report.

 

33.

Joint Community Services - Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works Services, Engineering Services, Corporate Services - Finance Report 2016-11 dated March 2, 2016 regarding Implementation Plan - Future Facilities and Land Use.

 

a) THAT Joint Community Services - Recreation and Culture, Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works Services, Engineering Services, Corporate Services - Finance Report 2016-11  dated March 2, 2016 regarding Implementation Plan - Future Facilities and Land Use be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Phase 2 of the Recreation Playbook Implementation Plan be approved as outlined in the report, with public consultation done as part of applicable design processes;

 

ii) AND THAT Phase 3 of the Recreation Playbook Implementation Plan be shared with the community through a public consultation process and report back to Council;

 

iii) AND THAT Council and the Newmarket Library Board conduct a facilitated Joint Planning Workshop in Q3, 2016 to explore future library considerations;

 

iv) AND THAT future Council Workshops be held to consider specific uses and negotiation strategies on potential property acquisitions, as outlined in the report;

 

v) AND THAT staff report back on the feasibility of moving the basketball court in Ken Sturgeon Park from Phase 3 to Phase 2 of the Recreation Playbook Implementation Plan.

 

34.

Corporate Services Report - Legal Services 2016-02 dated March 9, 2016 regarding the Review and Update of Delegation By-law 2007-114.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Legal Services 2016-02 dated March 9, 2016 regarding the Review and Update of Delegation By-law 2007-114 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT staff be directed to bring forward the Delegation By-law, as amended;

 

ii) AND THAT the revised, approved Delegation By-law be updated from time to time to reflect new areas of delegated authority;

 

iii) AND THAT Council retain the right to reconsider any fee or charge delegated through this By-law. 

 

35.

Item 1 of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of March 10, 2016.

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket enter into an agreement with the City of Vaughan for the provision of accessible taxicab services;

 

i) AND THAT the Accessibility Advisory Committee work with Town staff to develop a communication and marketing plan. 

 

36.

Correspondence dated February 27, 2016 from Mr. Jack Hurst, President, Triton Sales & Marketing Inc. requesting proclamation of April 4 to 17, 2016 as 'Stop the Illegal and Illicit Trade of Wildlife in York Region Weeks' in the Town of Newmarket.

 

a) THAT the correspondence by Mr. Jack Hurst, President, Triton Sales & Marketing Inc. be received; 

i) AND THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim April 4 to 17, 2016 as 'Stop the Illegal and Illicit Trade of Wildlife in York Region Weeks';

 

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

 

37.

Correspondence dated February 9, 2016 from Mr. Jason Hagan, LAS Program Manager, Association of Municipalities of Ontario requesting support of resolution regarding 'Prudent Investor Standard'.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Mr. Jason Hagan, LAS Program Manager, Association of Municipalities of Ontario requesting support of resolution regarding 'Prudent Investor Standard' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) WHEREAS municipalities are required to invest their reserves in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001 and Ontario Regulation 438/97 (as amended), which specifically outlines allowable investments;

 

ii) AND WHEREAS to ensure the sustainability and sound stewardship of the municipality's investments, the municipality is of the opinion that changes should be made to the Municipal Act, 2001 and Ontario Regulation 438/97 (as amended), to allow for the prudent investment of reserves, if those investments are professionally managed and part of a broader investment strategy;

 

iii) AND WHEREAS the Prudent Investor Standard is an industry accepted best practice in effectively managing a portfolio of investments, and the Standard applies to investments, not in isolation, but in the context of the portfolio of investments and as part of an overall strategy, that should incorporate acceptable risk and return objectives suitable to the stakeholders;

 

iv) AND WHEREAS the Province is conferring "Prudent Investor" status on the City of Toronto to enable greater diversification in portfolio management;

 

v) AND WHEREAS the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Local Authority Services (LAS), and the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario (MFOA), have long requested that the Prudent Investor Standard apply to all municipal investments that are invested with The One Investment Program;

 

vi) AND WHEREAS in 2005, municipalities were granted the ability to invest in longer-term corporate bonds and Canadian equity investments via only the One Investment Program, and the One Investment Program has demonstrated strong investment returns for municipalities within these 'new' investment sectors;

 

vii) AND WHEREAS the institutional portfolio managers utilized by the One Investment Program recommend that the Prudent Investor Standard approach is a more appropriate approach to investing;

 

viii) AND WHEREAS operating municipal investments under the Prudent Investor Standard is precluded by the Municipal Act, Eligible Investments, in its current form;

 

ix) THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council support the request of AMO, LAS, and MFOA to amend Ontario Regulation 438/97 (as amended) of the Municipal Act, 2001, to allow municipalities to invest consistent with the Prudent Investor Standard, if such investments are through the One Investment Program.

 

38.

THAT the presentation by Ms. Lauren Capilongo, Malone Given Parsons Ltd. regarding an Application for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment for the properties known as 429/445 Harry Walker Parkway South be received. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

    

39.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services Report 2016-04 dated January 21, 2016 and related Council Extract, Public Meeting Notice regarding Application for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment - 260 Eagle Street.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the presentation by Mr. Brad Rogers, Groundswell Urban Planners Inc. regarding an Application for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment - 260 Eagle Street, deputations and all correspondence be received. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(7 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor and Councillor Vegh did not take part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter. 

 

40.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 21, 2016 – New Business Items c) and d) regarding the former Goodwill site and Earth Hour.

 

 

Discussion ensued regarding a communication strategy to inform residents of the closure of Goodwill and alternate donation sites as well as increased signage and fencing to mitigate dumping.  

 

 

Councillor Bisanz inquired when the community barbecues would occur for the Earth Hour War of the Wards winners and suggested some potential event dates.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the New Business items be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

By-laws

 

41.

By-laws 2016-12, 2016-13 and 2016-14

 

 

2016-12

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.

 

 

 

2016-13

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) (Alex Doner Drive)

 

 

2016-14

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) (Walter Avenue)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT By-laws 2016-12, 2016-13 and 2016-14 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

42.

Councillor Bisanz advised that she will be making a motion at the next scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting regarding reforms to the Ontario Municipal Board, in particular, a request that the province enact a meaningful process to maintain the integrity of municipal Official Plans. 

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that there will be an open house on the Community Energy Plan Open House on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Offices.  He provided details on the purpose of the Energy Plan and invited residents to attend the open house to learn more about the project and provide input.   

 

b)

Councillor Twinney advised that she will be hosting a Ward 3 meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive. For more information, call 905-806-5258 or email jtwinney@newmarket.ca   

 

c)

Councillor Kerwin advised of upcoming closures to Water Street and Timothy Street for railway repairs.

 

d)

Councillor Kerwin advised that he will be hosting a Ward 2 meeting on April 17, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Public Library. 

 

e)

Councillor Vegh advised that he will be hosting a Ward 1 meeting on April 5, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Drive.  For more information, call 905-895-5193 or email tvegh@newmarket.ca

 

f)

Councillor Hempen advised that Bowl for Kids Sake in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York (BBBSY) is taking place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Stellar Lanes.  For more details and information visit www.bbbsy.ca or call 905-726-2149, extension 324.

 

g)

Councillor Sponga thanked Councillor Bisanz for taking over as Team Captain at the Bowl for Kids Sake in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York.

 

h)

Councillor Sponga advised of the upcoming Quaker Hill Festival that will take place on September 10, 2016 and encouraged residents to visit the event’s facebook page for further details or to volunteer or participate. 

 

i)

Councillor Sponga advised that he will be hosting a Ward 5 meeting on April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive.  For more information, call 905-953-5323 or email jsponga@newmarket.ca

 

j)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that the Recreation & Culture Department is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Night of Distinction event on April 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive. 

 

k)

Councillor Bisanz advised that Main Street between Simcoe Street and Davis Drive will be closed to through traffic on April 11, 2016 for gateway signage installation. 

 

l)

Mayor Van Bynen advised of a news release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding proposed changes to the Municipal Elections Act that would, if passed, modernize municipal elections and provide for the use of ranked ballots.  He summarized further areas of proposed change intended to increase transparency and accountability, including reduced campaign periods, regulation of third party advertising, clarity around campaign finances, removing barriers to accessibility, and simplified processes for voters’ list amendments.

 

m)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that he will be giving his annual address to the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce on April 22, 2016 at Cardinal Golf Club.  Contact the Newmarket Chamber at 905-895-5900 to purchase tickets to this event.

 

n)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that he will be at “Mayor in the Square” at the Newmarket Public Library on April 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until noon.

 

o)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a)

Councillor Kerwin clarified his expenses related to spaghetti dinners as reported in the Era on March 10, 2016 and advised that he finances the permit fees for the Community Spaghetti Dinner through his expense account in order to permit the dinner to proceed.   

 

Closed Session

 

43.

Personal matters about identifiable individual(s), including municipal employees as per Section 239 (2) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

 

 

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

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

a) THAT CAO/Human Resources Closed Session Report 2016-04 dated March 23, 2016 be received;

 

b) AND THAT Staff proceed as per the recommendation set out in the report.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

44.

Confirmatory By-law.

 

 

2016-15

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council - April 4, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT By-law 2016-15 be enacted. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

45.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

 

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk