The meeting of the Council Workshop was held on Monday, January 25, 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 Sponga

Councillor Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz






Councillor Hempen


Staff Present:










R. N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

A. Cammaert, Senior Planner

L. Moor, Council/Committee Coordinator


Ms. S. Hall, LURA Consulting

Mr. P. Garforth, Garforth International



The meeting was called to order at 10:01 a.m.


Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.  




Mayor Van Bynen advised that in accordance with the Town’s Procedure By-law, no decisions are to be made but rather this meeting is an opportunity for Council to have informal discussion regarding various matters.


Declarations of Pecuniary Interest





Mayor Van Bynen welcomed Ms. Cathie Ethier and Mr. Dave Kempton, representing the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee, to the meeting.





Welcome and Opening Remarks - Mr. Adrian Cammaert, Senior Planner


The Senior Planner introduced Ms. Susan Hall, LURA Consulting and Mr. Peter Garforth, Garforth International.



Agenda Review, Project Team Introductions and Project Schedule.  


Ms. Hall and Mr. Garforth addressed those present with a PowerPoint presentation regarding various aspects of the Municipal Energy Plan.  The following points were raised throughout the presentation:


·         Agenda, Project Team and Schedule

·         Municipal Energy Plan Baseline, Base Case and Energy Mapping

·         Municipal Energy Plan Strategies (Efficiency, District Heating, Solar)

·         Preliminary Recommendations

·         Questions of Clarification/Comments/Discussion

·         Next Steps  


Discussion ensued regarding property assessment impacts, classification status of energy efficiency to a homeowner, retrofit labels and valuations.


A query was made about how many other municipalities have undertaken this initiative and it was noted that the City of Guelph has made significant progress.    


Further discussion ensued regarding energy dissipation statistics and other municipally managed home retrofit programs.


The Chief Administrative Officer advised that this matter will be discussed with representatives of Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution and a report would be coming back for consideration.    












Moved by:      Councillor Twinney


Seconded by: Councillor Sponga



THAT the meeting adjourn.




There being no further business, the Council Workshop adjourned at 12:04 p.m.




Tony Van Bynen, Mayor


Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk



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