OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Accessibility Advisory Committee was held on Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Mulock Room, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Councillor Bisanz (10:20 a.m. to 12:01 p.m.)

Gloria Couves (10:09 to 11:47 a.m.)

Steve Foglia

Linda Jones

Jeremy Slessor

Richard Wilson

 

 

Absent:

Michael Morrison

 

 

Staff Present:

L. Lyons, Deputy Clerk

M. Goodwin, Capital Projects Coordinator

B. Gould, Capital Projects Coordinator

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

T. Horton, AMCTO Intern

P. McIntosh, Recreation Programmer

 

The Deputy Clerk called the meeting to order at 10:09 a.m.

 

The Deputy Clerk suggested that the selection of a Chair and Vice-Chair should take place before further agenda items are considered.   

 

1.

Selection of Chair and Vice-Chair.

 

 

 

The Deputy Clerk opened the floor for nominations for Chair.

 

Moved by:       Linda Jones

 

Seconded by: Jeremy Slessor

 

 

THAT Steve Foglia be appointed as Chair.

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Deputy Clerk opened the floor for nominations for Vice-Chair.

 

Moved by:       Steve Foglia

 

Seconded by: Gloria Couves

 

 

THAT Linda Jones be appointed as Vice-Chair.

 

Carried

 

Steve Foglia in the Chair. 

 

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

None.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

Deputations/Presentations

 

None.

 

Approval of Minutes

 

2.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of September 4, 2014.

 

Moved by:       Gloria Couves

 

Seconded by: Jeremy Slessor

 

 

THAT the Accessibility Advisory Committee Minutes of September 4, 2014 be approved.

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items for Discussion

 

3.

Appointments to the Site Plan Review Committee.

 

Moved by:      Jeremy Slessor

 

Seconded by: Linda Jones

 

 

THAT Richard Wilson be appointed to the Site Plan Review Committee.  

 

Carried

 

4.

Schedule of Meetings.

 

 

 

The Committee discussed the 2015 Schedule of Meetings as distributed and suggested that amendments be made to adjust the August and December dates.

 

Moved by:      Jeremy Slessor

 

Seconded by: Richard Wilson

 

 

a) THAT the 2015 meeting dates be as follows:

 

i) September 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

ii) November 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.

 

b) AND THAT meetings be scheduled at the Magna Centre where possible.

 

Carried

 

5.

Discussion regarding a proposed sidewalk on Millard Avenue.  

 

 

 

Mr. Bill Gould, Capital Projects Coordinator provided a verbal report regarding proposed sidewalk installations on Millard Avenue and Srigley Street and summarized timelines and challenges associated with each construction project.   

 

6.

Discussion regarding a proposed additional accessible parking space on Main Street between Timothy Street and Botsford Street.

 

 

 

Ms. Meredith Goodwin, Capital Projects Coordinator provided a verbal report regarding accessible parking on Main Street.  Discussion ensued regarding accessibility requirements for parking spaces, potential locations and curb cuts at accessible spaces. 

 

 

 

Moved by:       Gloria Couves

 

Seconded by: Jeremy Slessor

 

 

THAT the proposed accessible space on Main Street be supported by the Accessibility Advisory Committee;

 

AND THAT curb cuts be constructed adjacent to the accessible on-street parking space.

 

Carried

 

7.

Discussion regarding National Access Awareness Week and 2016 events.

 

 

 

P. McIntosh provided a verbal update regarding the 2015 National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) planning and events.   The Chair advised that in past, the Committee has formed a subcommittee to work on NAAW and recommended that the subcommittee be formed at the September meeting. 

 

8.

Accessibility Advisory Committee Workplan.

 

 

 

The Committee discussed the Accessibility Advisory Committee Workplan from the past term and matters referred to this term of Council.  Discussion ensued regarding the Stop Gap project, an annual Accessibility Award, hosting the York Region Area Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting, amendments to the Municipal Act for offsite meetings, accessible taxi cabs, closed captioning and future action items.

 

New Business

 

a)

The AMCTO Intern provided a verbal update on the Outdoor Patio Project on Main Street, including applications, accessibility and parking implications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjournment

 

Moved by:      Linda Jones

 

Seconded by: Jeremy Slessor

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

Carried

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 12:01 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

 

Steve Foglia, Chair