OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council Workshop was held on Monday, February 9, 2015 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Councillor Vegh

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Sponga (9:12 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Councillor Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Absent:

Regional Councillor Taylor

Councillor Twinney

Councillor Hempen

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services.

L. Lyons, Deputy Town Clerk

K. Paribok, Council/Committee Coordinator

 

The Council Workshop was called to order at 9:06 a.m.

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

Notice

 

Mayor Van Bynen 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.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

 

 

 

Items

 

1.

The Chief Administrative Officer provided an overview of the Council Workshop session and introduced the presenters. He advised that a Council Workshop regarding the Central York Fire Services Fire Department Master Plan has been scheduled for February 17, 2015 and that mandatory compliance training has been rescheduled to March 23, 2015.

 

2.

Mr. Todd Kyle, Chief Executive Officer, Newmarket Public Library addressed those present with a PowerPoint presentation outlining the library‚Äôs roles and responsibilities, relationship with the Town, services provided by the library, recent successes, strategic priorities and proposed future service enhancements.  

 

Discussion ensued regarding the library funding structure, relationship between the library and the Recreation and Culture Department and the future of the Library.  Next steps include a needs assessment to be considered by the Library Board.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Todd Kyle, Chief Executive Officer, Newmarket Public Library be received.

 

Carried

 

The Council Workshop recessed at 9:50 a.m.

 

The Council Workshop reconvened at 9:58 a.m.

 

3.

Mr. Paul Ferguson, President, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd.  provided an orientation overview of Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. The PowerPoint presentation included various aspects such as a background of Newmarket Hydro, roles and responsibilities, governance and corporate structure, funding model and next steps including strategic options and the procurement of products and services.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the process and disposition of shares, the role of Councillors as liaisons and maintaining a profit while implementing a focus on conservation.

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Paul Ferguson, President, Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. be received.

 

Carried

 

The Council Workshop recessed at 11:18 a.m.

 

The Council Workshop reconvened at 11:32 a.m.

 

4.

Mr. Mike Walters, Chief Administrative Officer, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority addressed those present and provided an overview of the partnership between the Town and Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.  He summarized the LSRCA vision, funding structure, pillars and strategic goals. 

 

Discussion ensued regarding low impact development, annual budget, flood plains and board structure.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Mike Walters, Chief Administrative Officer, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority be received.

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

There being no further business, the Council Workshop adjourned at 12:13 p.m.

 

Carried

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Lisa Lyons, Deputy Clerk

 

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