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 (9:06 AM - 12:12 PM)
  • Councillor Simon
  • Councillor Woodhouse
  • Councillor Twinney (9:48 AM - 2:50 PM)
  • Councillor Morrison
  • Councillor Broome
  • Councillor Bisanz
Members Absent:
  • Councillor Kwapis
Staff Present:
  • E. Armchuk, Acting Chief Administrative Officer
  • P. Noehammer, Commissioner, Development & Infrastructure Services
  • I. McDougall, Commissioner, Community Services
  • L. Lyons, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services
  • K. Saini, Acting Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk
  • K. Reynar, Director, Legal Services
  • J. Grossi, Legislative Coordinator
  • A. Walkom, Legislative Coordinator

For consideration by Council on December 17, 2018.

The meeting was called to order at 9:06 AM.

The Council Workshop recessed at 10:45 AM and reconvened at 10:58 AM. 

The Council Workshop recessed at 12:12 PM and reconvened at 1:03 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 is an opportunity for Council to have informal discussion regarding various matters.

There were no declarations of pecuniary interest.

The Acting Chief Administrative Officer and the Director, Legal Services introduced John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis LLP. 

John Mascarin of Aird & Berlis LLP provided Council with a presentation regarding Council & municipal administration and an overview of various legislation. The presentation outlined the powers that accompany the role of Council, the Integrity Commissioner and a background on Council Code of Conduct.

Members of Council queried the presenter regarding various legislation, and discussed open meetings, closed meetings and conflict of interest. 

  • Moved by:Councillor Bisanz
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse
    1. That the presentation regarding Council & Municipal Administration and an overview of various legislation be received.


The Acting Chief Administrative Officer and the Director, Legal Services introduced Kim Mullin, Wood Bull LLP.

Kim Mullin of Wood Bull LLP provided Council with a presentation that overviewed the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. The presentation outlined the transition from the Ontario Municipal Board to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, the appeal process and effects on local municipalities. 

Members of Council queried the consultant regarding the new appeal process, and discussed the effect on deputations.

  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Broome
    1. That the presentation regarding the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal be received.

  • Moved by:Councillor Morrison
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse
    1. That the meeting adjourn at 2:50 PM.

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