OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, March 24, 2014 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

 

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Regional Councillor Taylor

Councillor Vegh

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Twinney

Councillor Hempen

Councillor Sponga

Councillor Di Muccio

Councillor Emanuel

 

 

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

R. Prudhomme, Acting Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

J. Patel, Project Support Business Analyst

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

Mayor Van Bynen advised that in accordance with Section 57 c) (ii) of the Procedure By-law, a recorded vote be taken on all motions of Council by means of an electronic device for this and all subsequent meetings of Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

 

1.

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

THAT the Agenda be amended to include Item #8 – Ratification of Actions of Special Committee of the Whole of March 24, 2014.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Public Notices

 

None.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

Councillor Kerwin declared an interest in Item 3 – Deputation by Mr. Dave Peters, regarding the progress and objectives of the Newmarket Arts Council as his wife is a volunteer with the Newmarket Arts Council.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

2.

Mayor Van Bynen and Members of Council and Rhonda Pogue, Recreation Programmer presented the Secondary School Art Awards to Willamina Van Der Vecht, Newmarket High School, Kayla Lima, Huron Heights and Rachel Theil, Nerwmarket High School with honourable mentions to Emily Siskos, Newmarket High School, Kristian Lehner, Huron Heights, Anastasia Rybalkina, Newmarket High School and Kate Villalta, Huron Heights.

 

Deputations

 

3.

Mr. Ken Sisler addressed Council regarding the Proclamation of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. (Proclamation adopted at Council Meeting of March 3, 2014)

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Ken Sisler regarding the Proclamation of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

4.

Mr. Dave Peters, Newmarket Arts Council addressed Council regarding the progress and objectives of the Newmarket Arts Council.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Dave Peters, Newmarket Arts Council, regarding the progress and objectives of the Newmarket Arts Council be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

5.

Mr. Robert Cook, Canadian Union of Postal Workers addressed Council regarding the end of door to door mail delivery and postage increases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Robert Cook, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, regarding the end of door to door mail delivery and postage increases be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Approval of Minutes

 

6.

Council Minutes of March 3, 2014.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of March 3, 2014 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

None.

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

7.

a) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region’s Greening Strategy Report for 2013 has been released.  The Region is committed to having 25% forest coverage by 2031 and is currently at approximately 22.8% forest coverage.  In the past year, the Region has protected over 120 hectares of land and planted approximately 46,000 trees and shrubs to add to the forest coverage.  Further information can be found on the Region’s website at www.york.ca

 

 

b) Regional Councillor Taylor provided highlights from the 2013 York Region Employment Industry Report.  The report is one of the most comprehensive in the province.  There are currently approximately 547,000 jobs in the Region, with an increase of approximately 4.3% between 2012 and 2013.   Newmarket, with a population of approximately 86,500 has 43,750 jobs.  The full report can be found online at www.york.ca

 


 

c) Councillor Twinney advised the province has recently cut funding to the Region for assisted living centres for personal support workers.  Without 24/7 attendants, many residents may end up in long term care facilities or hospitals.

 

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region received notification from the province late in 2013 that funding to the assisted care living programs would be cut.  The program was provincially funded through the Local Health Integration Network and a new program will be delivered by Community Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS). He further advised that the Region is not in a position to fund the program. 

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

8.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 17, 2014.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 17, 2014 excluding Items 13, 17, 21, 30, 32 and 38 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

9.

THAT the Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of February 20, 2014 be received.

 

10.

THAT the correspondence from Ms. Karen Beaulieu, Canadian Cancer Society regarding the proclamation of April, 2014 as 'Daffodil Month' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim April, 2014 as 'Daffodil Month';

 

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

 

11.

THAT the correspondence from Ms. Kathy Crowhurst, Lupus Foundation of Ontario be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim May 10, 2014 as 'World Lupus Day' and October, 2014 as 'Lupus Awareness Month';

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

 

12.

THAT the correspondence received February 24, 2014 from Mr. S.C. Campbell, President, Probus Centre-Canada be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim March, 2014 as 'Probus Month' 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

 

13.

THAT the correspondence dated February 2014 from Ms. Ashley Martin, Program Manager, Girls Inc. be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim April 28 to May 2, 2014 as 'Girls Rights 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 Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of January 15, 2014 be received.

 

15.

THAT the Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of January 8, 2014 be received.

 

16.

THAT the Inclusivity Advisory Committee Minutes of January 22, 2014 be received.

 

17.

THAT due to the consistent struggles of the Inclusivity Advisory Committee in attaining quorum requirements that the Inclusivity Advisory Committee cease holding regular meetings for the remainder of the term and should a meeting be required that it be at the call of the Chair.

 

18.

THAT the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of February 10, 2014 be received.

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

a) THAT the Application for a Telecommunications Tower to permit a 30 metre monopole tower to be erected on the subject lands be deferred to a future Site Plan Review Committee meeting in order that the applicant explore relocating the proposed tower towards the rear of the property or to the industrial area and the applicant shall provide Site Plan Review Committee with the details of the circulation range and how many people were notified;

 

b) AND THAT Duane Lovelace, Associate, Municipal Consultation Site Acquisition of Altus Group, 33 Yonge Street, Suite 500, Toronto, ON M5E 1G4 be notified of this decision;

 

c) AND THAT York Region Condominium Plan #781 of 17665 Leslie Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 3E3 be notified of this decision.

 

20.

THAT the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of March 3, 2014 be received.

 

21.

THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Servicses 2014-11 dated March 4, 2014 regarding Tax Write-Offs pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

THAT the tax adjustments outlined in Appendix 1 for application for the cancellation or refund of taxes pursuant to Sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, 2001 be approved.

 

22.

THAT Corporate Services Report - Finance 2014-12 and the attached Statement of Remuneration and Expenses - 2013 Payments to Elected and Appointed Officials dated March 3, 2014 be received.

 

23.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-13 dated March 6, 2014 regarding Application for Draft Plan of Condominium be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT approval be given to Draft Plan of Condominium 19CDMN-2013003 subject to the Schedule of Conditions attached and forming part of Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-13;

 

b) AND THAT Daniels LR Corporation, (c/o Remo Agostino), 20 Queen Street West Suite 3400, Toronto, ON M5H 3R3 be notified of this action.

 

24.

THAT the Street Naming Committee Minutes of November 15, 2013 be received.

 

25.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Public Works Services 2014-15 dated February 28, 2014 regarding the 2013 Newmarket Water Distribution System Annual Water Quality Summary Report be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

a) THAT the 2013 Newmarket Water Distribution System Annual Water Quality Summary Report for the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 be received for information;

 

b) AND THAT the information in the attached report be available for public viewing on the Town's website, at the Customer Service counter at 395 Mulock Drive and the Operations Centre at 1275 Maple Hill Court.

 

26.

a) THAT Council support the actions of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Mr. Randy Pettapiece, MPP, Perth-Wellington and other Ontario municipalities proposing to limit Joint and Several liability for municipalities currently under consideration by the Government of Ontario;

 

b) AND THAT the Mayor write a letter to the Premier, the  Attorney General and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing supporting the "combined model" reform of Joint and Several liability affecting Ontario municipalities; 

 

c) AND THAT the correspondence received from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (March 4, 2014 and February 7, 2014), the municipalities of Georgina, Markham and York Region be received.

 

27.

Correspondence items a) to e) related to Development and Infrastructure Services – Planning Report 2014-11 dated March 17, 2014 regarding Official Plan Amendment # 10 – Town of Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Associated Amendment to Official Plan – a) Letter dated February 24, 2014 from Mr. Michael Melling, Davies Howe Partners, LLP;  b) Letter dated February 24, 2014 from Mr. Robert Horst, General Manager, Upper Canada Mall, c) Letter from Daniel Berholz, Green & Rose Developments Inc., d) Letter dated February 24, 2014 from Mr. Richard Zelinka, Principal Planner, Zelinka Priamo Ltd., e) Letter dated March 10, 2014 from Mr. Chad B. John-Baptise, Senior Project Manager, MMM Group.

 

28.

THAT the list of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

29.

THAT the deputations by Ms. Kim McKinnon, on behalf of the Concerned Citizens for Accessibility and Mobility and the Community Legal Clinic of York Region and Councillor John Abel, Town of Aurora regarding Mobility Plus Appeal Panel be received.

 

30.

a) THAT Council of the Town of Newmarket recommends to the Regional Municipality of York that it maintain the current structure of the Mobility Plus Eligibility Appeal Panel until a more comprehensive review is conducted;

 

b) AND THAT the review includes the concept of a Mobility Plus Advisory Committee. 

31.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Neno Kovacevic from IBI Group regarding the proposed Davis Drive Streetscape improvements be received.

 

32.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Commission - Engineering Services Report 2014-16 dated March 17, 2014 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT Council approve the conceptual design of the Yonge Street/Davis Drive, Main Street/Davis Drive and Eagle Street/Davis Drive intersection and that IBI be retained to complete the detailed design;

 

b) AND THAT the preferred front of sign wording for the Main Street/Davis Drive intersection arch on Main Street be “Historic Downtown Newmarket”;  

 

c) AND THAT staff be authorized to negotiate with Viva and to tender works as necessary and award the contract for the works, provided the prices are within budget;

 

d) AND THAT the language on the back face of the intersection arch be referred to the Communications Department for review and suggestions.

 

33.

THAT Corporate Services Commission - Procurement Services and Development and Infrastructure Services Commission - Facility Services Joint Report 2014-05 dated February 3, 2014 regarding Single Source contract for Ice Resurfacers be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

THAT the matter of replacement of Ice Resurfacing Machines be deferred to be reported back within a 90 day time frame to obtain information on the differences between Olympia and Zamboni models (comparable units) and compare use of these models with other area municipalities. 

 

34.

THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-10 dated March 6, 2014 regarding the Projected 2013 Operating Results be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

THAT the reserve and reserve fund transfers, totaling $900,000 listed below, be approved.

 

35.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by the Senior Planner – Policy and Mr. Jason Thorne of planning Alliance regarding Official Plan Amendment # 10 – the Town of Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Associated Amendments to the Official Plan be received.

 

 

 

36.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-12 dated February 26, 2014 regarding the Municipal Energy Plan Budget be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

THAT Finance transfer $100,000 from the 2013 Community Improvement Plan for Urban Centres and Brownfield Developments Budget to a new budget for the Municipal Energy Plan.

 

37.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Commission - Joint Engineering Services and Public Works Services Report 2014-17 dated March 17, 2014 regarding Davis Drive Field Verification Program be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT Council approve the Davis Drive Field Verification Program;

 

b) AND THAT Council approve the additional budget request of $650,000;

 

c) AND THAT the additional budget be funded from the Asset Replacement Fund.

 

38.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2014-22 dated February 28, 2014 regarding the provision for future pedestrian lighting on the Yonge Street VIVA Corridor from approximately Savage Road North to Davis Drive be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket request VIVA to include estimates for the design and construction of a conduit for future pedestrian lighting within the Yonge Street corridor in the pricing for the project as an optional item;

 

b) AND THAT subject to receiving acceptable prices, staff be authorized to approve the inclusion of these works in the contract;

 

c) AND THAT VIVA be notified of this action.

 

39.

THAT Corporate Services Report – Legislative Services 2014-06 dated March 6, 2014 regarding “Advance Voting Opportunities and Language and  Communication for the 2014 Municipal Election” be deferred to the next Committee of the Whole meeting for staff to investigate the potential for a “Voting Week”, with consistent time of day voting periods at set locations. 

 

40.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services Report 2014-14 dated March 6, 2014 regarding renaming Slingerland Circle be received and the following recommendations, as amended, be adopted:

 

a) THAT staff proceed with the procedure outlined in Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services Report 2014-14 to rename Slingerland Circle to Jack Giles Circle;

 

b) AND THAT compensation for the renaming address changes be approved for the 50 affected homeowners receiving $50 and established home based businesses receiving $150;

 

c) AND THAT should residents incur additional expenses related to the renaming address change costs that staff be authorized to approve expenditures up to $150 per household or $250 per home based business with proof of expense;

 

d) AND THAT all 50 residents be notified in writing of the name change and when the street name change will take effect;

 

e) AND THAT Council adopt the new procedure for renaming an existing street name outlined in this report;

 

f) AND THAT the new procedure for renaming an existing street name be added to the Street Naming Policy and Procedures;

 

g) AND THAT York Region Condominium 825, c/o Cheval Developments & Property Management Group, 372 Hollandview Trail, Suite 103, Aurora, ON L4G 0A5 be notified of this decision;

 

h) AND THAT Council requests the Board of Directors of York Region Condominium 825 to allow Public Works Services staff to enter on the property to change the two street signs.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41.

Item 1 of Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of March 3, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

a) THAT the Application for Site Plan Approval to permit an 8 storey Administrative Centre Annex Building with a gross floor area of 37,628.6 square metres together with 2 levels of underground parking and a pedestrian bridge of 137.76 square metres connecting the proposed annex building to main administrative building at 17250 Yonge Street on the subject lands be referred to a Public Information Centre (PIC) subject to the following:

 

     i)        THAT staff provide a memorandum to Site Plan Review Committee advising of the notification process for the Public Information Centre (PIC);

 

    ii)         THAT following the Public Information Centre the application be brought back to Site Plan Review Committee for further consideration;

 

b) AND THAT Michael Del Buono, Project Manager, Capital Delivery, Property Services Branch, The Regional Municipality of York, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 be notified of this decision;

 

c) AND THAT Lauren Capilongo of Malone Given Parsons Ltd., 140 Renfrew Drive, Suite 201, Markham, ON L3R 6B3 be notified of this decision.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

 

Carried

 

42.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2014-20 dated February 26, 2014 regarding Main Street - On Street Accessible Parking Spaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - ES 2014-20 dated February 26, 2014 regarding Main Street - On Street Accessible Parking Spaces be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT accessible parking spaces on Main Street be approved at the following on-street locations:

 

i) 127 Main Street

ii) 99 Main Street

iii) 71 Main Street

iv) 35 Main Street

v) 48 Main Street

vi)  22 Main Street

 

b) AND THAT the property owners fronting onto Main Street from Millard Avenue to Davis Drive be notified;

 

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

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43.

Web Streaming of Site Plan Review Committee, Council workshops and other public meetings.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Di Muccio

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT Site Plan Review Committee, Council workshops and other public meetings scheduled in the Council Chamber where there is a quorum of Council required, be web streamed at the earliest opportunity.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

 

Carried

 

44.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-03 dated March 3, 2014 regarding Investment Activities and Returns - Annual Report for 2013.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Di Muccio

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

Discussion ensued regarding Appendix A contained within the report and the term associated with the indoor facility mortgage for the Newmarket Soccer Club.  A suggestion was made to amend the Appendix to reflect the 3 year term with an option to extend the loan for two additional terms of one-year at the Town’s discretion.

 

THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2014-03 dated March 3, 2014 regarding Investment Activities and Returns - Annual Report for 2013, as corrected, be received for information purposes.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

 

Carried

 

 

45.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services - Planning Report 2014-11 dated March 17, 2014 regarding Official Plan Amendment # 10 - the Town of Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Associated Amendments to the Official Plan.

Council discussed the recommendations contained in Development and Infrastructure Report – Planning and Building Services 2014-11 and approved the recommendations, which were amended at the Committee of the Whole meeting held on March 17, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services - Planning Report 2014-11 dated March 17, 2014 regarding Official Plan Amendment # 10 - the Town of Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Associated Amendments to the Official Plan be received and the following recommendations, as amended, be adopted:

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services Report 2014-09 dated February 24, 2014 be received;

 

b) AND THAT the following recommended changes as reflected in the Revised Draft Secondary Plan dated March 17, 2014 be included for further public consultation and consideration:

 

i) the Transitional Policies adjacent to residential neighbourhoods as recommended in this report;

 

ii) the height, density and bonusing policies as presented as Option 2A subject to modifying the medium density designation from 7 storeys to 8 storeys; 

 

iii) the Interim Development and Angular Plan policies as recommended;

 

c) AND THAT Queen Street from Prospect Street to Roxborough Road be excluded from the secondary plan process and be subject to the current Official Plan policies;

 

d) AND THAT the medium density designation on Davis Drive from west of Parkside Drive easterly including 212 Davis Drive be increased to medium/high density on the front portion of the lots and medium density on the rear portion of the lots;

 

 

 

e) AND THAT staff provide public notice for the review and comment on the Revised Draft of the Town of Newmarket Official Plan Amendment # 10 - the Town of Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Associated Amendments - and that Amendment # 10 be referred to a public meeting;

 

f) AND THAT following the public meeting, any additional comments from the public, and those received through agency and departmental circulation be addressed by staff in a comprehensive report to the Committee of the Whole for consideration in May, 2014.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

 

Carried

 

46.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2014-07 dated February 13, 2014 regarding Cash-in-Lieu of Parking.

 

Council discussed the recommendations contained in Development and Infrastructure Report – Planning and Building Services 2014-07 and an alternate motion was presented.

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services Report 2014-07 dated February 13, 2014 regarding cash in lieu of parking be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT cash in lieu of parking be set in accordance with Appendix A forming part of this report;

 

b) AND THAT the Cash in Lieu of Parking policy identified as Appendix A be implemented immediately upon Council approval;

 

c) AND THAT current Planning Act applications that may benefit from cash in lieu of parking remain subject to the cash in lieu of parking rates prior to the implementation of the Cash In Lieu of Parking Policy at the discretion of Council as long as:

 

 

     i)        such applicants execute either a site plan agreement or a cash in lieu of  parking agreement with the Town by March 2, 2017; and

 

    ii)        such applicants have not been or are not currently in litigation (including the Ontario Municipal Board and other administrative tribunals) with the Town related to the subject application.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

 

Carried

 

47.

Mayor Van Bynen advised of a New Business item related to electronic recorded votes.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT in accordance with Section 57 c) (ii) of the Procedure By-law, that a recorded vote be taken on all motions of Council by means of an electronic device commencing March 24, 2014.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of March 17, 2014.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of March 17, 2014 be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

49.

Chief Administrative Officer/Fire Services/Human Resources Closed Session Report 2014-07 regarding Central York Fire Services (Labour Relations).

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT Office Of The Chief Administrative Officer/Fire Services/Human Resources Closed Session Report 2014-07 be received and that the direction provided by JCC to staff in the March 4, 2014 meeting be implemented.  

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

50.

Chief Administrative Officer And Corporate Services (Legal Services) Joint (Closed Session) Report 2014-05 regarding a proposed disposition of land by the municipality (Wards 5 And 6).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

THAT the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Services (Legal) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-04 dated March 4, 2014 regarding the conveyance of land to The Regional Municipality of York for the Yonge Street VIVA Project be received;

 

AND THAT the recommendations in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Services (Legal) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-04 be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

51.

Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Services (Legal Services) Joint (Closed Session) Report 2014-07 regarding a proposed disposition of land by the municipality (Wards 5).

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the Development and Infrastructure Services (Public Works) and Corporate Services (Legal Services) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-07 dated March 13, 2014 regarding the acquisition of a property in Ward 5 be received;

 

AND THAT the recommendations in the Development and Infrastructure Services (Public Works) and Corporate Services (Legal Services) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-07 be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

52.

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer – Economic Development Joint (Closed Session) Report 2014-11 regarding security of property by the municipality.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT Council receives the closed session information report regarding post-secondary education update.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

53.

Joint Legal Services – Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (Closed Session) Report regarding a proposed acquisition of land by the municipality.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Services (Legal Services) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-06 dated March 13, 2014 regarding the purchase of property for a post-secondary satellite campus be received;

 

AND THAT the recommendations in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Services (Legal) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-06 be adopted. 

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

By-laws

 

54.

By-law 2014-15.

 

 

2014-15

A by-law to provide on-street accessible parking within the Town of Newmarket.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

Seconded by: Councillor Di Muccio

 

 

THAT By-law 2014-15 be enacted.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

Councillor Twinney provided notice that she would bring forward a motion to the next scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting regarding funding to Alternative Community Living Facilities.

 


Announcements & Community Events

 

55.

a) Councillor Vegh provided an update on the Silken Laumann Drive condominium development application.  Comments were received from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority indicating that the application could not be supported at this time because of some significant technical deficiencies.  A fulsome report will be prepared on the development.  In the interim, residents can contact Councillor Vegh at 905-895-7095, by email to tomvegh@gmail.com or in person at the next Ward 1 meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

 

 

b) Councillor Vegh invited Ward 1 residents to drop in at the Ward 1 Meeting on Tuesday April 1, 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, contact Councillor Vegh at 905-895-7095.

 

 

 

c) Councillor Kerwin advised that on Saturday, March 29, 2014 and Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. he will be in the lower level of the Newmarket Public Library at 438 Park Avenue.  Ward 2 residents are invited to drop-in for a chat about the community and the Ward.

 

 

d) Councillor Kerwin advised that the next two Community Spaghetti Dinners will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive. 

 

 

e) Councillor Kerwin advised that the Town of Newmarket is hosting a volunteer appreciation evening on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive.  The event is open to all volunteers in Newmarket. Pre-registration is required.  Please contact Rhonda Pogue at rpogue@newmarket.ca or call 905-895-5193 ext. 2655.

 

 

f) Councillor Twinney advised that the Central York Professional Fire Fighters Association will be hosting a euchre night on Friday, March 28, 2014 in support of Habitat for Humanity. It will be a fun night with food and prizes in support of a great cause.  Tickets are $30.00 and are available at the Habitat for Humanity York Region Office or through Councillor Twinney.

 

 

g) Councillor Twinney advised that she will be hosting a Ward 3 meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come for a discussion about what's happening in Ward 3 and the surrounding community. For more information, call 905-953-5323 or email jtwinney@newmarket.ca   

 

 

h) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that March is ‘Epilepsy Awareness Month’ and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 is wear purple day in support of epilepsy awareness.  In York Region alone, there are approximately 10,000 epileptics. 

 

 

i) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Riverwalk Commons will be lit blue on April 2, 2014 in support of Autism Day. 

 

 

j) Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Town of Newmarket is committed to powering down in support of Earth Hour 2014 and encouraged residents to participate on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. and power off your lights, electronics, or anything you can. Together we can make a difference!

 

 

k) Councillor Hempen advised that children ages 4 years and older are invited to the Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Avenue on April 8, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to create an Easter egg treasure box. Children are requested to wear old clothes to decorate and colour their clay treasure. Projects will be taken to be kiln-fired and glazed and then returned to the Library. Cost is $13.00 per child and registration is required.  Call 905-953-5110 for more information.

 

 

l) Councillor Sponga advised that the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2013 Newmarket Home and Lifestyle Show March 28 to 30, 2014 at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Drive. Check out the latest home renovation trends, talk to experts, sample delicious foods, and browse the marketplace. Be sure to drop by the Town of Newmarket’s booth. For more information please visit www.newmarkethomeshow.ca  Admission is $5.00 and children under 12 are free.

 

 

m) Councillor Sponga thanked Benson Kearley & Associates Insurance Brokers Ltd. for the invitation to attend their cultural day last Thursday.  Each quarter, the brokerage hosts a different cultural day to celebrate the diversity of their employees.   

 

 

n) Councillor Sponga advised that the Annual Spring Food Drive will take place from April 5 to April 26, 2014.  Drop off non-perishable food items in the lobby of Town Hall, Fire Halls or any local supermarkets.  A closing barbecue celebration will be held at Vince’s Market at 869 Mulock Drive.  Bring a food donation to the store to receive a free hot dog.   

 

 

o) Councillor Di Muccio invited residents to attend the Town of Newmarket Seniors Public Information Centre on the Recreation Playbook (Master Plan) at the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place, 474 Davis Drive on April 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join us for a morning or evening of free activities from card games to carpet bowling. Enjoy complimentary coffee and dessert while completing a survey. Enter for your chance to win great prizes including a one year membership to the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place. Call 905-895-5193 for more information.

 

 

p) Councillor Emanuel advised that approximately two days remain in the Ontario Municipal Board hearing with respect to the Glenway development.  The hearing is being held at the Best Western Voyageur Hotel.

 

 

q) Councillor Emanuel encouraged residents to attend Outdoor Discovery and Adventure Night at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive on March 25, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The theme is "Speaking of Wildlife". Please bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall. Admission is free.

 

 

r) Mayor Van Bynen advised that if anyone has anything they wish to discuss with the Mayor, he will be at “Mayor in the Square” at the Newmarket Public Library on Friday, March 28, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until noon.  

 

 

s) Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, April 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

56.

a) Councillor Di Muccio requested that staff address questions with respect to the Newmarket Soccer Club, including total loans, field fees and mortgage amounts outstanding, a status update on the sale of the Woodbine lands and questioned who extended credit for 2013 field fees.  She further inquired when the next quarterly status report would be provided by staff. 

 

Regional Councillor Taylor requested that the quarterly status report include the number of reports submitted to Council on the matter, audited financial statements, the number of meetings that the staff representative has attended and other proactive works.

 

The Commissioner of Community Services indicated that the quarterly update on the Newmarket Soccer Club would be forthcoming within the next 30 days.

 
Mayor Van Bynen suggested that Council forward their questions with respect to the Newmarket Soccer Club to staff by e-mail for inclusion in the next quarterly report. 

 

 

b) Councillor Kerwin thanked staff for their assistance with the implementation of the electronic voting software, stop light installation at Carlson Drive and Gorham Street and construction on Sparrow Road. 

 

 

Closed Session (if required)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addendum (Additions & Corrections to the Agenda)

 

Ratification of Actions of Special Committee of the Whole of March 24, 2014.

 

57.

Chief Administrative Officer Report 2014-05 regarding employee negotiations.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT Chief Administrative Officer/Human Resources Confidential Report 2014-05 dated March 13, 2014 and 2014-04 dated February 18, 2014 regarding employee negotiations be received and that the direction provided by Council to staff at the March 24, 2014 Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting be approved.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

Councillor Twinney, Councillor Sponga

 

(7 in favour, 2 opposed)

 

Carried

 

58.

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer And Corporate Services (Legal Services) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-08 (Property Matter).

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Services (Legal Services) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-08 dated March 24, 2014 regarding the purchase of property for a post-secondary satellite campus be received;

 

AND THAT the recommendations in the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Services (Legal) Joint Closed Session Report 2014-08 be adopted.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

Confirmatory By-law

 

59.

2014-16

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council - March 24, 2014.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel

 

 

THAT By-law 2014-16 be enacted.

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Di Muccio, Councillor Emanuel

 

Opposed:

(None)

 

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

60.

Adjournment

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Di Muccio

Opposed:

Councillor Sponga, Councillor Emanuel

(7 in favour, 2 opposed)

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk