OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of Council was held on Monday, March 30, 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 Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Absent:

Councillor Sponga

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

A. Brouwer, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and  Infrastructure Services

L. Lyons, Deputy Clerk

J. Patel, Business Support Analyst

C. Finnerty, 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

 

The Chief Administrative Officer advised that the deputation of Ms. Michelle Smith, Women's Support Network of York Region regarding an overview of the services offered by the Women's Support Network would be rescheduled as she is unable to attend.

 

 

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

1.

Ms. Rhonda Pogue, Recreation Programmer - Community and Special Events and Ms. Amanda Lee, Communications Coordinator addressed Council with a short video and presentation summarizing plans leading up to the 2015 Pan Am Games and announced Mr. Donald Bond as Newmarket’s community torchbearer.  

 

2.

Mayor Van Bynen and Members of Council and Ms. Lindsay Burwash, Recreation Programmer presented the Secondary School Art Awards to Cassie Morris, Winter Pearson, Allison Kondal, Maia Bisson and Betty Lu. 

 

Deputations

 

3.

Mr. Brent Kopperson and Mr. Josh Gottlieb addressed Council regarding plans for the Windfall Ecology Festival and a proposed plan for craft beer tasting at the event.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation of Mr. Brent Kopperson and Mr. Josh Gottlieb be provided an additional 5 minutes. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Brent Kopperson and Mr. Josh Gottlieb regarding the Craft Beer Tasting at Windfall Ecology Festival be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the request to permit craft beer tasting at the Windfall Ecology Festival be approved as a pilot project for 2015;

 

AND THAT staff monitor and report back on the nature of the event and adjustments to the policy, if required.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

4.

Ms. Teena Bogner, Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group Inc. (NTAG) addressed Council to introduce the group and requested that the Town provide a link to NTAG on the Town’s website and on the Town page.  She advised that numerous Freedom of Information requests have been undertaken and the group has completed a comprehensive review of the Town’s budget and miscellaneous expenses.  She requested that staff review these expenses and discontinue the use of miscellaneous budget lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Teena Bogner, Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group Inc. regarding the Newmarket Taxpayers Advocacy Group Inc. be received and referred to staff for further review.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Approval of Minutes

 

5.

Special Council Minutes of March 2, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the Special Council Minutes of March 2, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

6.

Council Minutes of March 2, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of March 2, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

7.

Correspondence dated March 19, 2015 from Ms. Sandra Reid, Drug Reimbursement Specialist, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre requesting proclamation of April 7, 2015 as "Oncology Nurses Day" in the Town of Newmarket.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

a) THAT the correspondence dated March 19, 2015 from Ms. Sandra Reid, Drug Reimbursement Specialist, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim April 7, 2015 as "Oncology Nurses Day";

 

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

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Regional Council has reaffirmed its commitment to construct the regional annex facility in Newmarket. 

 

b)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Corporate State of Infrastructure Report Card, a grading of the infrastructure, which includes water, emergency services, waste management, forestry, housing and long-term care in the Region has recently been made available.  The Region scored A’s and B’s in all areas, which are very high ratings overall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

c)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Human Services Planning Board is entering a new term and has added new members, including Michael Braithwaite, Executive Director, 3600 Kids, Rachel Wong, Senior Regional Manager, Central Canada, TD Direct Investing, Medhat Mahdy, President and CEO, YMCA Greater Toronto and approximately twenty additional community leaders, including school board and hospital representatives.

 

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

8.

Council Workshop Record of March 23, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Record of March 23, 2015 be received.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

9.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 23, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of March 23, 2015 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

10.

THAT the presentation by Ms. Debra Scott, President and CEO, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce regarding Year in Review - Smart Commute Central York be received.

 

11.

THAT the presentation by Mr. Peter Sturrup, Headmaster, Pickering College regarding Campus Plans be received.

 

12.

THAT the deputation by Mr. David Hanson, Newmarket Soccer Club regarding Artificial Turf Soccer Fields be received.

 

 

 

13.

a) THAT Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture 2015-03 regarding Artificial Turf Soccer Field be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council direct staff to explore a partnership agreement with York Region District School Board for the construction and ongoing operation of an Artificial Turf Sports Field;

 

ii) AND THAT staff report back at the April 13, 2015 Committee of the Whole with information related to York Region District School Board’s timing on this matter.

 

14.

Correspondence dated February 19, 2015 from Ms. Karen Beaulieu, Fundraising Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society requesting an exemption from the Noise By-law for the 2015 Relay for Life event scheduled for June 19, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to June 20, 2015 at 7:00 a.m.

 

a) THAT the correspondence dated February 19, 2015 from Ms. Karen Beaulieu, Fundraising Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Holland River Community Office, requesting an exemption from the Noise By-law for the 2015 Relay for Life event at Pickering College from June 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to June 20, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. be received and approved subject to notification being provided to area residents;

 

b) AND THAT Ms. Beaulieu be notified in this regard.

 

15.

Correspondence received from Mr. James Nuttall, O.M.C., 1st Newmarket Group Commissioner, Scouts Canada requesting proclamation of October 16 and October 17, 2015 as 'Scouts Apple Days' in the Town of Newmarket.

 

a) THAT the correspondence from Mr. James Nuttall, O.M.C., 1st Newmarket Commissioner, Scouts Canada be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim October 16 and 17, 2015 as 'Scouts Apple Days';

 

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

 

16.

Correspondence dated March 2, 2015 from Ms. Andrea McKechnie, Support Committee - Tagging Coordinator, Queen's York Rangers, 2799 Army Cadet Corp requesting permission to conduct tag days on Saturday, September 19, 2015. 

 

a) THAT the correspondence dated March 2, 2015 from Ms. Andrea McKechnie, Support Committee - Tagging Coordinator, Queen's York Rangers, 2799 Army Cadet Corp be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT permission be granted to conduct tag days in the Town of Newmarket on Saturday, September 19, 2015;

 

ii) AND THAT Ms. McKechnie be notified in this regard.

17.

Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of January 21, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of January 21, 2015 be received.

 

18.

Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes and (Closed Session) Minutes of February 3, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Minutes and (Closed Session) Minutes of February 3, 2015 be received.

 

19.

Newmarket - Tay Power Distribution Ltd. Report of the President dated February 18, 2015 regarding Succession Planning for Director Appointments.

 

THAT the Newmarket – Tay Power Distribution Ltd. ( the “Corporation”) Report of the President dated February 18, 2015 regarding succession planning for director appointments be received and the following resolution be adopted:

 

WHEREAS in keeping with good governance practice, the Shareholders desire to maintain a board of directors that has the ability and experience to exercise the care, diligence and skill to act in the best interests of the Corporation;

 

AND WHEREAS a staggered change in directors giving new appointees time to gain experience and knowledge in the affairs of the Corporation while maintaining a majority of experienced directors that ensures overall board of director competence is a critical component of good governance;

 

AND WHEREAS Non-Municipal Appointees A. Ott and P. Daniels will have been elected directors of the Corporation for three consecutive terms of three years as of the date of the 2015 annual general meeting and would otherwise not be eligible for election;

 

AND WHEREAS the loss of directors A. Ott and P. Daniels at the same time would cause a change of 50 percent in the Non-Municipal Appointees to the board of directors;

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Municipal Council of the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket as follows:

 

1. THAT Article 3, Section 3.03, Paragraph (3) of the Shareholders Agreement between Tay Hydro Inc., Newmarket Hydro Holdings Inc., Newmarket – Tay Power Distribution Ltd., the Corporation of the Township of Tay and the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket which states “Elected directors shall be elected for a three (3) year term.  All elected directors shall be eligible for election for a total of three (3) consecutive terms” be waived for the election of two Non-Municipal Appointees at the 2015 Annual General Meeting of Newmarket –Tay Power Distribution Ltd.;

 

2. AND THAT A. Ott be elected to a one year term;

 

3. AND THAT P. Daniels be elected to a two year term.

 

20.

Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2015-04 dated February 20, 2015 regarding Carnival - D.A. Campbell Amusement Ltd. - Upper Canada Mall.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2015-04 dated February 20, 2015 regarding Carnival - D.A. Campbell Amusement Ltd. Upper Canada Mall be received and the application be approved subject to the following terms:

 

i) THAT the license be issued for a period of seven consecutive days from May 6 to May 12, 2015 to permit the setting up and dismantling of amusement devices;

 

ii) AND THAT the actual operation of the carnival not exceed five consecutive days within that permitted time period.

 

21.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works Services Report 2015-22 dated March 5, 2015 regarding 2014 Newmarket Water Distribution System Annual Water Quality Summary Report.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works Services Report 2015-22 dated March 5, 2015 regarding the 2014 Newmarket Water Distribution System Annual Water Quality Summary Report be received and the following recommendations be adopted: 

 

i) THAT the 2014 Newmarket Water Distribution System Annual Water Quality Summary Report for the period of 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 be received for information;

 

 

 

ii) AND THAT the information in the Annual Water Quality Summary report be available for public viewing on the Town's website at newmarket.ca/en/townhall/resourcelibrary/2014WQSummaryReportFinal.pdf, at the Customer Service counter at 395 Mulock Drive and the Operations Centre at 1275 Maple Hill Court.

 

22.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2015-07 dated March 12, 2015 regarding Application for Zoning By-law Amendment - 17844 Leslie Street.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services 2015-07 dated March 12, 2015 regarding Application for Zoning By-law Amendment be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Application for Zoning By-law Amendment, as submitted by 2398804 Ontario Inc. for lands being located at the southwest corner of Janette Street and Leslie Street be referred to a public meeting;

 

ii) AND THAT following the public meeting, issues identified in this report, together with comments from the public, Committee and those received through the agency and departmental circulation of the application be addressed by staff in a comprehensive report to the Committee of the Whole, if required;

 

iii) AND THAT R. Ursini, Evans Planning Inc., 8481 Keele Street, Unit 12, Vaughan, ON L4K 1Z7 be notified of this action.

 

23.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-12 dated March 23, 2015 regarding Property Tax Adjustments Pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-12 dated March 23, 2015 regarding Property Tax Adjustments Pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 be received and that the tax adjustments outlined in Appendix 1 (attached) be approved.

 

24.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-15 dated March 6, 2015 regarding Statement of Remuneration and Expenses - 2014 Payments to Elected and Appointed Officials.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-15 dated March 6, 2015 regarding Statement of Remuneration and Expenses - 2014 Payments to Elected and Appointed Officials be received.

 

 

 

25.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

THAT the List of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

26.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services Report 2015-09 dated March 19, 2015 regarding Application for Draft Plan of Subdivision, Draft Plan of Condominium, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment by 292145 Ontario Limited, Town File 19TN 2013 002, Part of Lot 89, Concession 1, E.Y.S., lands west of the terminus of Silken Laumann Drive between the Metrolinx Rail Corridor and the existing Hydro Corridor, Files: D7, D9, D12 & D14-NP13 16.

                                                             

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services/Planning and Building Services Report 2015-09 dated March 19, 2015 regarding Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Condominium and Draft Plan of Subdivision be received and the following recommendations be adopted: 

 

i) THAT the Application for Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment, Draft Plan of Condominium and Draft Plan of Subdivision, as submitted by 292145 Ontario Limited for lands being composed of part of Lot 89, Concession 1 E.Y.S. not be supported by Council at the Ontario Municipal Board due to substantial unresolved issues regarding the proposed form of development as set out within this report;

 

ii) AND THAT Council direct staff and legal counsel to request Party status at the Ontario Municipal Board hearing, and that if required, Staff be authorized to retain external counsel and any required expert witnesses to attend and give evidence at the Ontario Municipal Board in support of Council’s decision;

 

iii) AND THAT staff and legal counsel continue to work with the proponent and commenting agencies toward the resolution of issues in advance of the Ontario Municipal Board hearing;

 

iv) AND THAT Gary Templeton, Templeton Planning Ltd, 71 Tyler Street  Aurora, ON L4G 2N1 be notified of this action.

 

27.

Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of November 18, 2014.

 

a) THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of November 18, 2014 be received;

 

 

 

b) AND THAT the request for an additional accessible parking space to be added to Main Street between Botsford Street and Timothy Street be referred to staff. 

 

28.

Joint CAO/Commissioners, Community Services, Corporate Services and Development and Infrastructure Services Report 2015-02 dated February 26, 2015 regarding Referred Items to 2014 - 2018 Term of Office.

 

a) THAT Joint CAO/Commissioners, Community Services, Corporate Services, Development and Infrastructure Services Report 2015-02 dated February 26, 2015 regarding Referred Items to 2014-2018 Term of Office be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the approach identified within the report be confirmed;

 

ii) AND THAT items identified as needing Council direction be referred to Council's Strategic Planning Session for consideration.

 

29.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2015-20 dated March 5, 2015 regarding Water Street Crossing - Update.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2015-20 dated March 5, 2015 regarding 'Water Street Crossing - Update' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the implementation of a pedestrian traffic signal not be pursued at this time;

 

ii) AND THAT a pedestrian refuge island be considered as the medium term solution to enhancing pedestrian safety;

 

iii) AND THAT a consultant be retained to design a pedestrian refuge island, conduct a safety review and provide costing and that the report be brought back to Council for final approval;

 

iv) AND THAT the design options explore preserving the left turn movements while addressing any safety issues;

 

iv) AND THAT a copy of this report and Council extract be forwarded to representatives of Metrolinx and York Region. 

 

 

 

 

 

30.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by the Director of Financial Services/Treasurer regarding the 2015 Preliminary Draft Budget be received.

 

31.

a) THAT Council grant pre-budget approval for up to $1000.00 for the annual Community Garage Sale and Ian Gray Award for staff to coordinate with community volunteers.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

32.

Correspondence from the Town of Aurora dated Tuesday, February 10, 2015 regarding Interchange at Highway 404 and St. John's Sideroad.

 

 

Discussion ensued regarding preparation of a staff report and resolution at a later date and an alternate motion was presented.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

a) THAT the correspondence from the Town of Aurora dated February 10, 2015 regarding Interchange at Highway 404 and St. John's Sideroad be received and endorsed;

 

i) AND THAT the ongoing request of the Town of Newmarket for a Mulock Drive full interchange at Highway 404 be supported;

 

ii) AND THAT a third lane be constructed both northbound and southbound from the current termination in Aurora north to Green Lane.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

33.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-20 dated March 18, 2015 regarding Decision Packages and Infrastructure Levy.

 

 

Discussion ensued and an alternate motion was presented.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-20 dated March 18, 2015 regarding Decision Packages and Infrastructure Levy be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council direct staff to move forward with the preliminary draft budget with Option G as indicated in the enhancement options in the PowerPoint presentation.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen

Opposed:

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

(1 in favour, 7 opposed)

 

Motion Lost

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT Council direct staff to bring back a report providing phasing options that allow for achieving Council enhancement priorities related to traffic mitigation, sidewalk plowing, and CreateIT at Southlake while maintaining the Council motion to target a budgeted tax increase of 2% to 2.5%. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

ii) AND THAT splash pads (line 105) move from the deferred list in order to be considered in the 2015 capital budget funded from available development charges and reserve funds.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

a) THAT staff provide a report within 120 days on the use of the funds budgeted for the Business Development Officer position;

 

b) AND THAT staff advise of the recommended approach for realignment of the added resource and provide goals, timelines, implementation and projected outcomes for each of the next five years;

 

c) AND THAT staff provide a report outlining the cost of increasing the frequency of the Community Survey to an annual basis for the period of 2015 to 2018;

 

d) AND THAT staff provide a report within 90 days outlining the required resources, related costs and sources of funding available to implement a targeted marketing program to advance the redevelopment of Davis Drive properties for implementation by Q4 2015;

 

e) AND THAT the report include how this can be accomplished without impacting the current and proposed economic development plans initiatives.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

By-laws

 

34.

By-laws 2015-10 and 2015-11.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT By-laws 2015-10 and 2015-11 be enacted.

 

 

2015-10

A By-law to provide an exemption to By-law 2004-94, as amended, being a by-law to prohibit and regulate unusual noises or noises likely to disturb the inhabitants of the Town of Newmarket.

 

 

2015-11

A By-law to amend By-law 2012-27 (Parks By-law).

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

a)

Councillor Hempen advised that he will be bringing forward a Motion at the upcoming Committee of the Whole meeting related to recording, live-streaming and archiving of all future strategic priority sessions. 

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Councillor Vegh invited residents to hop right into the Elman W. Campbell Museum on Saturday April 4, 2015 for Eggceptional Easter Fun!  Drop by the museum at 134 Main Street South from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for an eggciting afternoon. Meet the Easter Bunny; enjoy Easter displays, activities, egg decorating and light refreshments!  Bring your toy bunnies and Easter hats. Don’t forget to bring your camera.  The cost is $5.00 per participant and pre-registration is required. Suitable for children ages 4-10 years. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver 18 years of age or over. Please call 905-953-5314 or e-mail elmanmuseum@rogers.com for more details.

b)

Councillor Vegh advised that he will be hosting a Ward 1 Community Drop-in on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Magna Centre.

 

c)

Councillor Kerwin advised that the Newmarket Seniors’ Centre is holding Friday Night Social Dance on Friday April 10, 2015 and Friday April 17, 2015 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at 474 Davis Drive.  Come out and enjoy music, dancing and refreshments. The cost is $5.00 for members and $6.00 for guests.  For more information please call 905-895-5154 or visit our website at www.newmarket.ca

 

d)

Councillor Kerwin advised that the Ontario Municipal Board hearing regarding two properties on Mulock Court will continue until Thursday.  The hearing commences at 10:00 a.m. and wraps up around 5:00 p.m.

 

e)

Councillor Twinney invited Ward 3 residents to join her on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive where she will be hosting a Ward 3 Meeting 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, please call 905-953-5323 or e-mail jtwinney@newmarket.ca  

 

f)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. is the Sir William Mulock Jazz Café and Silent Auction.  Contact Sir William Mulock High School for further information.

 

g)

Regional Councillor Taylor invited the public to drop-in to a Public Information Centre on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive. The meeting is to discuss the commencement of the Newmarket Stormwater Management Master Plan, a study that will define existing problems and opportunities, consider and evaluate solutions and identify a preferred stormwater management strategy. We invite you to join the discussion and share your thoughts and perspectives. Representatives from the Town’s Engineering Department and consultant will be available to provide information and answer any questions. Information will also be available at www.newmarket.ca on the following day.  Written comments can be submitted at the public meeting or by April 30, 2015. For further information regarding this project, please contact Meredith Goodwin at 905-895-5193 extension 2518.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h)

Councillor Hempen advised that the Spring Session of the Base Day Program begins April 7, 2015.  This program, designed for individuals 16 years of age and older with special needs, runs Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Participants enjoy a busy day of activities including a mix of recreation, fitness, skill development, cooking, crafts and games. Guest visitors, themes and outings are scheduled monthly. Registration can be completed in-person at the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Drive. For more information, call 905-895-5193.

 

i)

Councillor Hempen advised that the annual Ward 4 spring cleanup will be held on April 12, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. beginning at Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School. 

 

j)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2015. Don’t delay - the deadline is Tuesday March 31, 2015.  Applications are available at the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame in the lower level of the Magna Centre, 800 Mulock Drive. Alternatively, please e-mail dsheridan@newmarket.ca

 

k)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that the Ward 6 and Ward 7 community drop-in will be held on April 15, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive in Cane A & B.  Topics will include budget, emerald ash borer and water changes.  

 

l)

Councillor Bisanz advised that the Town of Newmarket’s annual Spring Food Drive is underway. Until April 12, 2015, donations of powdered milk, canned meats and vegetables, pasta sauce, juice boxes, jam, peanut butter, baby formula and other non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive), Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West) or Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive). Thank you for giving back and helping fill the shelves of the Newmarket Food Pantry.

 

m)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Newmarket Celebrates the Arts Gala will take place on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Pickering College.  Support the Arts in our community by buying a ticket to the gala to see some of our great local talent. Call 905-895-5193 ext. 2002 to reserve your ticket or order online at www.newtix.ca

 

n)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that Town Offices will be closed to observe Easter beginning Friday, April 3, 2015, reopening on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

 

o)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a)

Councillor Bisanz requested an update on when the lessons learned session for the Glenway matter would be held.  The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services advised that staff are working to arrange a facilitated session in either May or June.

 

b)

Councillor Twinney advised that some cities, including Hamilton, offer a third party Homeowners Warranty Program that covers municipal water and sewer lines between homes and municipal property lines and inquired whether staff had ever reviewed the possibility of this type of coverage.  The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services advised that he can research and provide further information to Council if required.

 

c)

Councillor Kerwin inquired whether the proposed artificial sports turf site can be identified and whether there are lights at the site.  The Commissioner of Community Services advised that Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School is the proposed location and there are no lights currently at that location.  A report on the matter will be provided at the April 13, 2015 Committee of the Whole meeting.

 

d)

Councillor Kerwin advised that he has been in contact with representatives of Canada Post and will be conducting a walk through with postal staff to review the proposed community mailbox locations.  As placement of community mailboxes is controversial due to concerns regarding litter, snow removal, graffiti and defecation, he proposed that boxes be placed in central locations throughout Town, for example, a postal depot.

 

e)

Councillor Kerwin expressed concern over newspaper litter throughout Town and inquired whether staff could review litter mitigation methods that may be implemented.  The Chief Administrative Officer requested a motion on this use of staff resources which was defeated.

 

f)

Councillor Hempen inquired about the cost of the artificial turf field and what the contribution of the York Region District School Board would be. The Commissioner of Community Services advised that the full cost of the artificial turf field has not yet been established, however, both the Town and School Board are expected to contribute approximately one million dollars each. 

 

Closed Session

 

None.

 

 

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

35.

2015-12

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council - March 30, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-12 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

36.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Bisanz

 

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 Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:53 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Lisa Lyons, Deputy Clerk