The meeting of the Special Committee of the Whole was held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.


Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Regional Councillor Taylor 

Councillor Di Muccio (1:53 to 4:32 p.m.)

Councillor Emanuel

Councillor Hempen

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Sponga

Councillor Twinney

Councillor Vegh


Staff Present:

R. N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

R. Prentice, Commissioner of Development & Infrastructure Services

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

R. Nethery, Director of Planning and Building Services

E. Armchuk, Director of Legal Services/Municipal Solicitor

M. Plaunt, Senior Planner – Policy

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

L. Moor, Council/Committee Coordinator

J. Patel, Project Support Business Analyst



Guest:                            J. Thorne, planningAlliance



Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.


The meeting was called to order at 1:34 p.m.


Declarations of Interests










Continuation of PowerPoint presentation held at the Council Workshop on February 10, 2014 by Mr. Jason Thorne of planningAlliance and Ms. Marion Plaunt, Senior Planner - Policy regarding the Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Active Transportation Network.


Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor


Seconded by: Councillor Emanuel



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




Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor



Seconded by: Councillor Vegh




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





Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor


Seconded by: Councillor Sponga



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












Moved by:      Councillor Emanuel


Seconded by: Councillor Sponga



THAT the meeting adjourn at 4:32 p.m.






Tony Van Bynen, Mayor


Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk









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