Town of Newmarket


Council Workshop

Meeting #:
Council Chambers
Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
Members Present:
  • Mayor Taylor
  • Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
  • Councillor Simon
  • Councillor Woodhouse
  • Councillor Twinney
  • Councillor Morrison
  • Councillor Kwapis
  • Councillor Broome
  • Councillor Bisanz
Staff Present:
  • E. Armchuk, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
  • P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development & Infrastructure Services
  • I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services
  • L. Lyons, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services
  • K. Saini, Acting Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk
  • A. Walkom, Legislative Coordinator
  • J. Grossi, Legislative Coordinator

For consideration by Council on February 11, 2019.
The meeting was called to order at 9:05 AM.
The Council Workshop recessed at 10:41 AM and reconvened at 10:58 AM.
The Council Workshop recessed at 12:10 PM and reconvened at 12:51 PM.
Mayor Taylor in the Chair.


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

There were no declarations of pecuniary interest.


The Commissioner of Community Services provided an introduction to the Council Strategic Planning process and introduced Margo Bégin, Senior Consultant at MDB Insights and Erik Lockhart, Associate Director at Queen’s Executive Decision Center.

Margo Bégin, Senior Consultant at MDB Insights provided a presentation to Council. The presentation reviewed the previous discussions and feedback gathered from Council and staff on current strengths and opportunities in the Town. 

Erik Lockhart, Associate Director at Queen’s Executive Decision Center led Council through strategic priority exercises that focused on future goal setting and identification. Members of Council identified potential strategic priorities for the term.

This information will be brought forward for discussion at a subsequent Council Workshop, with additional comments from Staff.

  • Moved by:Councillor Simon
    Seconded by:Councillor Twinney
    1. That the presentation by Margot Bégin and Erik Lockhart regarding the Council Strategic Priorities be received. 

  • Moved by:Councillor Bisanz
    Seconded by:Councillor Kwapis
    1. That the meeting be adjourned at 2:44 PM. 

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