OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

 The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, February 9, 2015 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 Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

K. Paribok, Council/Committee Coordinator

 

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

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

Public Notices

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

1.

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the items listed on the agenda as addendum items be included.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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)

Councillor Vegh declared an interest in Item 6 of the agenda being the Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 26, 2015.  As a former executive director of Habitat for Humanity of York Region, he expressed an interest in discussions to obtain property for Habitat for Humanity.  Councillor Vegh excused himself from the meeting during discussions related to the property. 

 

b)

Mayor Van Bynen declared a pecuniary interest in Item 8 on the agenda, being the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of February 2, 2015 as the matter could potentially affect his compensation in a manner not common with other Members of Council.

 

c)

Councillor Kerwin declared a pecuniary interest in Item 8 on the agenda, being the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of February 2, 2015 as the matter could potentially affect his compensation in a manner not common with other Members of Council.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

None.

 

 

 

 

 

Deputations

 

2.

Mr. Shawn Linton, Newmarket District Ringette Association addressed Council regarding the Ontario Ringette Provincial 'A' Championships taking place March 19 to 22, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Shawn Linton, Newmarket District Ringette Association regarding the Ontario Ringette Provincial 'A' Championships be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

3.

Mr. Dan Kuzmyk, Inn From The Cold addressed Council regarding  plans for the Coldest Night of the Year 2015 event to be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Dan Kuzmyk, Inn From The Cold regarding Coldest Night of the Year 2015 event be received. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Mr. Dave Hanson, Newmarket Soccer Club addressed Council with appreciation to the Town for its assistance during the soccer club’s economic issues and to provide an update on club activities.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Dave Hanson, Newmarket Soccer Club regarding Newmarket Soccer Club update be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

5.

Council Minutes of January 19, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of January 19, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that he is a member of the Housing York Committee, acting as Chair of the Community and Health Services Committee and is Co-Chair of the Human Services Planning Board.  The Human Services Planning Board will continue its efforts to encourage purpose built rental housing projects. 

 

b)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Make Rental Happen Symposium will be held on February 27, 2015 at the Markham Convergence Centre.  This event has limited availability however any employer or staff member of a company with employment issues requiring rental opportunities, please contact jtaylor@newmarket.ca to register to attend. 

 

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

6.

Council Workshop Record of January 19, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Record of January 19, 2015 be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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 of January 26, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Record of January 26, 2015 be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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.

Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 26, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 26, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

9.

Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 26, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 26, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

10.

Item 1 of the Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 26, 2015 being a presentation by the Director of Legal Services regarding proposed or pending acquisition and/or disposition of land – Strategic Properties.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

a)  THAT the presentation by the Director of Legal Services/Municipal Solicitor be received;

 

b) AND THAT the direction provided to staff at the January 26, 2015 Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting regarding a proposed acquisition of property in Ward 6 be approved;

c) AND THAT staff be directed to proceed with the disposition of land in Ward 5.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Councillor Vegh took no part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter.

 

11.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 2, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of February 2, 2015 be approved and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

12.

Correspondence from Mr. Steven Campbell, Past President, Probus Centre-Canada Inc. dated January, 2015 requesting proclamation of the month of March, 2015 as "Probus Month" in the Town of Newmarket.

 

a) THAT the correspondence dated January, 2015 from Mr. Steven Campbell, Past President, Probus Centre-Canada Inc. be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim March, 2015 as "Probus Month";

 

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

 

13.

Corporate Services - Financial Services Report 2015-01 dated January 12, 2015 regarding Interim Tax Billing and By-law.

 

a)  THAT Corporate Services - Financial Services Report 2015-01 dated January 12, 2015 regarding Interim Tax Billing and By-law be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council enact a by-law (attached as Appendix "A") for the levy and collection of the 2015 Interim Tax Levy.

 

 

 

14.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-01 dated January 5, 2015 regarding Kingsmere Avenue/Ataire Road – All-way Stop Review – Update.

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – ES 2015-01 dated January 5, 2015 regarding Kingsmere Avenue/Ataire Road – All-way StopReview – Update be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the existing stop control at the Kingsmere Avenue/Ataire Road intersection remain as is due to:

 

i) not meeting the warrants outlined in the Transportation Management Policy as approved by Town Council

 

ii) safety concerns as outlined in the Ontario Traffic Manual (Book 5) provided by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation

 

b) AND THAT staff consider exploring traffic calming methods for this area, subject to Council’s approval of the resourcing plan requested as part of the 2015 budget exercise to enable the implementation of the Town-Wide Traffic Mitigation Strategy received in June 2014.

 

15.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-02 dated January 6, 2015 regarding Queen’s Crescent – Parking Review.

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – ES 2015-02 dated January 6, 2015 regarding Queen’s Crescent – Parking Review be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

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

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Queen’s Crescent

West

Queen Street to a point 30 metres south of Queen Street

Anytime

 

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

 

 

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Queen’s Crescent

West/ South

Queen Street to Pleasantview Avenue

Anytime

 

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

 

16.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-04 dated January 8, 2015 regarding Heddle Crescent – East-end Parking Review.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – ES 2015-04 dated January 8, 2015 regarding Heddle Crescent – East-end Parking Review 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:

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Heddle Crescent

East/South

McBean Avenue to the westerly limit of 546 Heddle Crescent

Anytime

Heddle Crescent

South

McBean Avenue to the easterly limit of 533 Heddle Crescent

Anytime

 

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

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Heddle Crescent

West/South

McBean Avenue to the southerly flankage of 517 Heddle Crescent

Anytime

Heddle Crescent

South

McBean Avenue to the westerly limit of 520 Heddle Crescent

Anytime

 

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

 

 

17.

Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of January 19, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of January 19, 2015 be received.

 

18.

Item 1 of the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of January 19, 2015 - Application for Amendment to Site Plan Approval, 145 Harry Walker Parkway – Ward 3 (North of Davis Drive, East of Leslie Street) - The Regional Municipality of York.

 

a) THAT the application for Amendment to Site Plan Approval to permit renovations to the existing office and warehouse building and expansion of the parking lot on the subject lands be approved in principle and referred to staff for processing, subject to the following:

 

i) THAT the preliminary review comments provided to the applicant be addressed to the satisfaction of Town Staff;

 

b)  AND THAT the requirement for a Public Information Centre be waived;

 

c) AND THAT Mr. Martin Silver, Manager, Capital Delivery, Property Services Branch of The Regional Municipality of York, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON  L3Y 6Z1 be notified of this decision;

 

d) AND THAT Mr. Paul Vincent of URS Architects & Engineers Canada Inc., 30 Leek Crescent, 4th Floor, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4N4 be notified of this decision.

 

19.

Item 2 of the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of January 19, 2015 - Application for Site Plan Approval, 470 Crossland Gate – Ward 7 (South of Davis Drive, East of Bathurst Street) - Marianneville Developments Limited.

 

a) THAT the application for Site Plan Approval to permit 74 townhouse units within 13 buildings on the subject lands be referred to a Public Information Centre (PIC);

 

b) AND THAT Ms. Joanne Barnett of Marianneville Developments Limited, 3 – 26 Lesmill Road, Toronto, ON  M3B 2T5 be notified of this decision;

 

c) AND THAT Ms. Kerigan Kelly of Groundswell Urban Planners, 30 West Beaver Creek Road, Unit 109, Richmond Hill, ON  L4B 3K1 be notified of this decision.

 

 

 

20.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

a) THAT the list of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

21.

Joint CAO/Commissioners Community Services/Corporate Services/ Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Financial Services - 2015-05 dated January 23, 2015 regarding the Approach for the 2015 Budget.

 

a) THAT Joint CAO/Commissioner's Community Services/Corporate Services/Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Financial Services - 2015-05 dated January 23, 2015 regarding the Approach for the 2015 Budget be received and that the Committee provide general approval of the recommended approach.

 

22.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-14 dated February 2, 2015 regarding York Region Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program - Gateway Feature at Bathurst Street/Davis Drive.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - ES 2015-14 dated February 2, 2015 regarding "York Region Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program - Gateway Feature at Bathurst Street/Davis Drive" be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Engineering Services Department be authorized to submit an application under the Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program offered by York Region for the construction of the gateway entrance feature sign at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Davis Drive;

 

ii) AND THAT, should the Town be successful in obtaining funding for the gateway sign, the remaining project funds be returned back to the original funding source.

 

23.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-15 dated February 2, 2015 regarding “York Region Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program – Davis Drive Key Intersections Streetscape Improvements”.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services – Engineering Services Report 2015-15 dated February 2, 2015 regarding “York Region Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program – Davis Drive Key Intersections Streetscape Improvements” be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Engineering Services Department be authorized to submit an application under the Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program offered by York Region for the Davis Drive key intersection streetscape improvements;

ii) AND THAT, should the Town be successful in obtaining funding for the Davis Drive key intersection streetscape improvements, the remaining project funds be returned back to the original funding source.

 

24.

Mr. Terry Webb addressed the Committee regarding Development and Infrastructure Services – Engineering Services Report ES 2015-03 (Billings Crescent) dated January 12, 2015 related to parking restrictions.

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Terry Webb regarding the Development and Infrastructure Services – Engineering Services Report ES 2015-03 (Billings Crescent) dated January 12, 2015 related to parking restrictions be received.

 

25.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-03 January 12, 2015 regarding Billings Crescent – Parking Restrictions.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – ES 2015-03 dated January 12, 2015 regarding Billings Crescent – Parking Restrictions be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT no additional parking restrictions be implemented on Billings Crescent.

 

26.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Planning and Building Services Report 2015-03 dated February 2, 2015 regarding Tools to Support Purpose Built Rental Pilot at 212 Davis Drive – Peer Review Fees and the Development Charges Credit for the Dedication of the Public Road.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services–Planning Report 2015-03 dated February 2, 2015 regarding Tools to Support Purpose Built Rental Pilot at 212 Davis Drive be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town’s Planning peer review fees be deferred for thirty six (36) months in the same manner as the Planning Application fees, and included in the deferral agreement between the Town and the applicant;

 

ii) AND THAT the Development Charges credit for dedication of the public road across at the rear of 212 Davis Drive be equivalent to the value of the land area to be dedicated to the Town, as valued prior to the increase in density permitted by the Zoning By-law  Amendment i.e., at the time of the Zoning By-law Amendment application; 

 

iii) AND THAT the applicant be advised that if the land required for future hydro infrastructure across the frontage of the property is secured through an easement, there is no compensation for the land, but if the land required, is dedicated to the Town, compensation would in the amount of 50% of the parkland rate applied to the area required for the hydro infrastructure, as valued in accordance with Recommendation ii) above; 

 

iv) AND THAT the applicant Mr. Dan Berholz, of Green & Rose Developments Inc. be advised of this position.

 

27.

THAT Item 4 being Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-02 dated January 6, 2015, previously adopted by consent be reconsidered.

 

28.

Ms. Sharon McKerracher addressed the Committee regarding Development and Infrastructure Services - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-02 related to parking on Queen’s Crescent.

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Sharon McKerracher regarding Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-02 related to parking on Queen’s Crescent be received.

 

 

29.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-02 dated January 6, 2015 regarding Queen’s Crescent – Parking Review.

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – ES 2015-02 dated January 6, 2015 regarding Queen’s Crescent – Parking Review be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

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

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Queen’s Crescent

West

Queen Street to a point 30 metres south of Queen Street

Anytime

 

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

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

Queen’s Crescent

West/ South

Queen Street to Pleasantview Avenue

Anytime

 

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

 

30.

Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services Report 2015-02 dated February 2, 2015 regarding Glenway Process Report.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services Report 2015-02 dated February 2, 2015 regarding the continued processing of the Marianneville applications for subdivision approval, Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Approval be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council endorse the processes outlined in Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services Report 2015-02;

 

ii) AND THAT staff be directed to prepare a document for the residents of Glenway outlining frequently asked questions related to the Marianneville applications and other development in Ward 7, and upcoming public meetings to be provided at the February 12, 2015 Glenway Preservation Association meeting and subsequently distributed by mail to residents of Ward 7.

 

31.

Mr. Brian Gard addressed the Committee regarding the Glenway Preservation Association meeting taking place on February 12, 2015.

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Brian Gard regarding the Glenway Preservation Association meeting on February 12, 2015 be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

32.

Development and Infrastructure Service - Engineering Services Report ES 2015-05 dated January 5, 2015 regarding McCaffrey Road – Parking Restrictions.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – ES 2015-05 dated January 5, 2015 regarding McCaffrey Road – Parking Restrictions 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 adding the following:

 

ROAD

SIDE

BETWEEN

PROHIBITED TIMES

McCaffrey Road

North

Eagle Street West and the Fire Hall Entrance (125 McCaffrey Road)

Anytime

 

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

 

iii) AND THAT a report regarding traffic calming measures that may be implemented, including the installation of a stop sign at McCaffrey Road and Rannie Road be provided.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

Regional Councillor Taylor assumed the Chair.

 

33.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of February 2, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of February 2, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(7 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Mayor Van Bynen and Councillor Kerwin took no part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter.

 

 

 

 

34.

Item 1 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of February 2, 2015 being Closed Session Chief Administrative Officer - Human Resources Report 2015-02 dated January 26, 2015 regarding Employee Negotiations (benefits policy).

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

a) THAT Closed Session Chief Administrative Officer - Human Resources Report 2015-02 dated January 26, 2015 regarding an employee negotiations matter be received and the recommendations adopted at the February 2, 2015 Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) meeting be adopted by Council;

 

b) AND THAT Council's group benefit plan terminate at age 65, and Council Members over age 65 be aligned with the employee over age 65 plan.

 

In Favour:

Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(7 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Mayor Van Bynen and Councillor Kerwin took no part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter.

 

Mayor Van Bynen assumed the Chair.

 

35.

Corporate Services - Legislative Services Report 2015-03 dated February 3, 2015 regarding Housekeeping Amendments to 2015 User Fees and Charges - Legislatives Services.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

a) THAT a by-law to enact user fees and charges related to 2015 (Legislative Services - General Fees and Charges) be approved as outlined in Attachment A;

 

b)  AND THAT Schedule F of By-law 2014-58 be hereby repealed.

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

36.

By-laws 2015-02, 2015-03, 2015-04, 2015-05 and 2015-06.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT By-laws 2015-02, 2015-03, 2015-04, 2015-05 and 2015-06 be enacted.

                          

 

2015-02

A By-law to Adopt Fees and Charges for Services or Activities provided by the Town of Newmarket (Legislative Services - General Fees).

 

 

2015-03

A By-law to impose an interim tax levy for the Town of Newmarket.

 

 

2015-04

A By-law to amend By-law 1993-62, as amended. (Parking Restrictions - Queen's Crescent).

 

 

2015-05

A By-law to amend By-law 1993-62, as amended. (Parking Restrictions - Heddle Crescent).

 

 

2015-06

A By-law to amend By-law 1993-62, as amended. (Parking Restrictions - McCaffrey Road).

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

None.

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Councillor Vegh advised that the Town of Newmarket, in conjunction with the Region of York, has temporarily changed to a free chlorine disinfection method in the water distribution system in the central zone of Newmarket.  A map of the area can be viewed online at www.newmarket.ca under Media Releases. This temporary change in the treatment system is used to ensure pipe wall cleanliness and water quality. Drinking water will remain safe to consume throughout the temporary conversion. During this process, you may notice some variations to your tap water including: a slight change in taste/odour, or periodic discoloration of cold water. If you experience discolouration, run the cold water tap until it runs clear. Residents in the neighbouring areas of the central district zone may experience a slight reduction in water pressure. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193 or e-mail info@newmarket.ca

 

b)

Councillor Kerwin invited residents to spend the afternoon with the Newmarket Arts Council on Sunday, February 15, 2015 to celebrate three talented song writers: Alex Maich, Marcus Schwan and Michael Walker.   The event starts at 2:00 p.m. at Tequila 185, lower level of 185 Main Street South. Tickets are $10.00 at the door, $8.00 in advance, and $5.00 for Newmarket Arts Council members.  For more details and to order tickets, visit www.newmarketartscouncil.ca or call 905-836-0123.

 

c)

Councillor Twinney advised that members of the public are invited to a Public Information Centre on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 395 Mulock Drive. This is a meeting to allow for public comment on a draft fireworks by-law which will be presented at a future Committee of the Whole meeting in advance of the Victoria Day weekend. For further information, please call 905-895-5193.

 

d)

Regional Councillor Taylor reminded residents that the Battle of the York hockey event will take place on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ray Twinney Complex.  Come out to cheer on the Newmarket Hurricanes as they take on the Aurora Tigers.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults with all proceeds going to support the Stronach Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre. 

 

 

 

 

e)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Town has implemented enhanced service hours at the Municipal Offices on those evenings where there are scheduled Council meetings.  On those evenings, services at Town Hall are available until 8:00 p.m.

 

f)

Councillor Hempen invited residents to join him on Saturday, February 28, 2015 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters' Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. Support Big Brother Big Sister mentoring programs in our community.  Come out and bowl for 2 hours or 2 games, whichever comes first!  For more information on registration, sponsoring a bowler or getting involved visit www.bbbsy.ca or call 905-726-2149 ext 324.

 

g)

Councillor Sponga invited Ward 5 residents to a ward meeting on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall #4, 200 Doug Duncan Drive. Come and find out what’s happening in our Town and in our ward. For more information, call 905-895-5193 or e-mail to jsponga@newmarket.ca

 

h)

Councillor Broome-Plumley invited residents to enjoy Family Fun Day at the Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St. South on February 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Try the old-fashioned wooden toys and activities. See the model train, nursery rhyme and fairy tale displays. Have fun in the dress up area, have your picture taken with our pioneer board and go on a Museum scavenger hunt! Suitable for children aged 4 to 10 years. Cost is $3.00 per participant with donation of non-perishable food item for the Newmarket Food Pantry. For more information, please call 905-953-5314 or email elmanmuseum@rogers.com

 

i)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that  Clearmeadow Public School will be hosting Winterpalooza on February 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This year marks the third annual winter carnival.  Admission is free with a donation to the Newmarket Food Pantry.  The fun will continue at the Ward 6 Outdoor Ice Rink from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m with hot chocolate and a skate swap.

 

j)

Councillor Broome-Plumley thanked staff for their work to provide water at the Ward 6 Outdoor Rink and Mr. Paul Blight for his work as the rink volunteer co-ordinator.  For further updates visit www.kellybroomeplumley.ca

 

k)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that she would be hosting a Ward 6 drop-in meeting on February 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Public Library. 

 

l)

Councillor Broome-Plumley reminded residents that the Newmarket Food Pantry is seeking various non-perishable items and cash donations. 

 

m)

Councillor Bisanz advised that on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., members of the public are invited to drop-in to Cane Rooms A & B at the Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive. This is a public meeting to view and discuss the proposed Site Plan Application to permit 74 townhouse units at 470 Crossland Gate occupied by the former Glenway Golf clubhouse.  Project drawings will be on display and representatives from Marianneville Developments Limited, Town officials and staff will be available to answer questions and provide information. For further information regarding this project please contact the Planning Department at 905-895-5193.

 

n)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Town of Newmarket is proud of its reputation for delivering top quality services and programs to its residents. As part of the annual budget process, we want to know how you would like to see your tax dollars invested. Get involved in the 2015 budget process by providing your feedback using the interactive budget survey on our website, attending or online viewing of Public Budget Meetings held in the Council Chambers on February 23, March 23, April 13 and April 20, 2015 or by contacting your Council representative. Visit www.newmarket.ca for more information or call 905-895-5193.

 

o)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Municipal Offices are closed on Monday, February 16th to observe Family Day.

 

p)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a)

Councillor Bisanz advised that she received a petition from residents of McCaffrey Road requesting the immediate cessation of snow dumping at the Ray Twinney Complex.  Residents have cited safety and noise concerns as well as issues related to garbage and the overall appearance of the amount of snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

a) THAT the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex not be used as a snow storage location;

 

b) AND THAT alternative locations be reviewed and established for current and future snow storage.

 

In Favour:

Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

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

(1 in favour, 8 opposed)

 

Motion Lost

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

a) THAT the petition regarding snow storage at the Ray Twinney Complex be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff report back regarding alternative sites for snow storage at the next Committee of the Whole meeting, including Snap-on tools, Bales Drive, municipal sites and other neighbouring sites;

 

c)  AND THAT snow dumping at the Ray Twinney Complex be authorized only until February 23, 2015.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

Councillor Bisanz

(8 in favour, 1 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

37.

2015-07

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council – February 9, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-07 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

38.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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 8:41 p.m.

 

Minutes approved at the Council meeting held on March 3, 2015.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk