Central York Fire Services


Joint Council Committee

Meeting #:
Cane Room
Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
Members Present:
  • Mayor Mrakas, Town of Aurora
  • Councillor Broome, Town of Newmarket
  • Councillor Gilliland, Town of Aurora
  • Councillor Thompson, Town of Aurora
  • Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Town of Newmarket
Members Absent:
  • Councillor Bisanz, Town of Newmarket
Staff Present:
  • J. Sharma, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Newmarket
  • D. Nadorozny, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Aurora
  • I. Laing, Fire Chief, Central York Fire Services
  • R. Wainwright van Kessel, Director of Finance – Treasurer, Town of Aurora
  • M. Mayes, Director of Financial Services/Treasurer, Town of Newmarket
  • D. Schellenberg, Manager of Finance & Accounting, Town of Newmarket
  • K. Saini, Deputy Town Clerk, Town of Newmarket

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 AM.
Mayor Mrakas in the Chair.



D. Schellenberg provided an overview of the summary 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets. 

Members of the Joint Council Committee discussed the draft 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets, including staffing costs, the Asset Replacement Fund, and Station 4-5.

  • Moved by:Councillor Thompson
    Seconded by:Councillor Broome

    1. That the $1,650,000 in additional funding for Station 4-5 be contingent on JCC approving a revised plan for Station 4-5.

  • Moved by:Councillor Thompson
    Seconded by:Councillor Broome

    2. That the increase to the Asset Replacement Fund be decreased from $200,000 to $100,000.

  • Moved by:Councillor Thompson
    Seconded by:Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh

    3. That Joint CYFS / Corporate Services Report - Financial Services - 2019-27 dated October 10, 2019 regarding the Draft 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

    1. That the Joint Council Committee (JCC) receive and review the draft budgets; and,
    2. That the JCC make a recommendation to Aurora Council, as per the Joint Services Agreement, and then send to Newmarket Council for approval.

  • Moved by:Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
    Seconded by:Councillor Thompson
    1. That the report entitled CYFS Reserve Fund dated October 22, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That the unallocated portion of Central York Fire Services reserve fund be transferred to the CYFS Asset Replacement Fund; and,
    3. That this practice be applied both to the current unallocated portion and to any future unallocated portions; and,
    4. That any additional funding requirements for the construction of Station 4-5, beyond the initial budget allocation of $11 million be satisfied by the Asset Replacement Fund, if additional expenditures are appropriately authorized; and,
    5. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Thompson
    1. That the Central York Fire Services Joint Council Committee adjourn at 10:01 AM.