Town of Newmarket

Minutes

Council

Meeting #:
Date:
Time:
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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
  • I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services
  • L. Lyons, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services
  • K. Saini, Acting Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk
  • J. Grossi, Legislative Coordinator

(1) Mr. John Thallman addressed Council during Open Forum regarding the
proposed tax increase for 2019 and its effect on pensioners.

The Acting Chief Administrative Officer advised of the following addition to the agenda:

  • Item 9.5 The draft Appointment Committee (Closed Session) Meeting Minutes of March 1, 2019.


The Acting Chief Administrative Officer advised of the following Closed Session item:

  • Item 15.1 Appointments to Newmarket Public Library and Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee [Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees, as per Section 239 (2) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001.]
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    Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse
    1. That the additions and corrections to the agenda be approved.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)

Mayor Taylor declared a conflict on sub-item 9.3.7: Application for Draft Plan of Condominium (19CDMN-2018-004) 400 Park Avenue as his parents have purchased a condo unit.

None.

  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse
    1. That the Special Council Meeting Minutes of February 7, 2019 be approved.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Kwapis
    Seconded by:Councillor Morrison
    1. That the Special Council (Closed Session) Meeting Minutes of February 7, 2019 be approved.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Bisanz
    Seconded by:Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
    1. That the Council Meeting Minutes of February 11, 2019 be approved.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Twinney
    1. That the Council Meeting (Closed Session) Minutes of February 11, 2019 be approved.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)

(1) Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor Vegh advised that the Regional budget was approved at Regional Council on Thursday February 28, 2019. The total Regional tax increase will be 3.96% which includes a 2.96% tax increase with a 1% road infrastructure levy. 

(2) Mayor Taylor added that this tax increase was originally proposed as 3.37% and Regional Council brought it down to 2.96%. The additional 1% was voted against at Committee of the Whole on February 21, 2019 but was passed at Regional Council on Thursday February 28, 2019 after new budget information for future years was presented by Regional Staff.

  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Morrison
    1. That the Council Workshop Meeting minutes of February 11, 2019 be received.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Kwapis
    Seconded by:Councillor Bisanz
    1. That the Council Workshop Meeting minutes of February 25, 2019 be received.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Simon
    Seconded by:Councillor Broome
    1. That sub-items 9.3.1, 9.3.3, 9.3.4, 9.3.8, 9.3.9, 9.3.10, 9.3.11 and 9.3.13 be approved. See following sub-items 9.3.2, 9.3.5, 9.3.6, 9.3.7 and 9.3.12 for motions.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse

    1. That the Memorandum regarding the Draft 2019 Operating and Capital budget be received; and,

    2. That the report entitled Draft 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,

    3. That the draft 2019 Operating Budget with expenditures of $130,760,357 be approved, which is comprised of the following components:

    $62,416,852 for the Town portion
    $17,499,369 for Central York Fire Services (Newmarket's share)
    $3,588,899 for the Library portion
    $1,810,000 for the Mulock Farm levy
    $30,000 for the Newmarket Business Improvement Area (BIA)
    $18,985,783 for the Water Rate Group
    $21,646,586 for the Wastewater Rate Group
    $2,069,804 for the Stormwater Management Rate Group
    $2,713,064 for the Building Permit Rate Group

    4. And that the draft 2019 Capital Budget with new expenditures of $27,692,765 be approved; and,

    5. That the draft 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets be forwarded to the Council meeting of March 4, 2019 for final approval; and,

    6. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
    1. That the report entitled Diversity and Inclusion Charter dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That Council endorse the draft Inclusion Charter for York Region attached as Attachment 1; and,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the report entitled Carnival Licence Application for D.A. Campbell Amusement Ltd. dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That the carnival licence application for D.A. Campbell Amusement Ltd. be approved subject to the following:
      1. That the licence be issued for a period of seven consecutive days from May 6, 2019 to May 12, 2019 to permit the setting up and dismantling of the amusement devices; and,
      2. That D.A. Campbell Amusement be required to submit a noise exemption request with the Legislative Services Department; and,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
  • Moved by:Councillor Bisanz
    Seconded by:Councillor Kwapis
    1. That the report entitled “Patti McCulloch Way Speed Hump Request” dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That speed humps not be installed on Patti McCullough Way at this time; and,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Woodhouse
    Seconded by:Councillor Kwapis
    1. That the report entitled 951 Srigley Street Heritage Review dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That Council not proceed through a designation process under the Ontario Heritage Act for 951 Srigley Street; and
    3. That the Committee of Adjustment be notified of this decision.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Kwapis
    1. That the report entitled Application for Draft Plan of Condominium (19CDMN-2018-004) dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That approval be given to draft plan of condominium 19CDMN-2018 004 subject to the Schedule of Conditions attached and forming part of this report; and,
    3. That Andrew Webster, King George School Lofts Inc., 156 Duncan Mill Road, Unit 12, Toronto, M3B 3N2 be notified of this action.

     

    In Favour (8)Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Simon, Councillor Woodhouse, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, and Councillor Bisanz
    Carried (8 to 0)

    Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor Vegh assumed the role of Chair for this item.
    Mayor Taylor took no part in the discussion or vote on the foregoing matter due to a declared conflict.


    1. That the report entitled “Mossbank Court Parking Review – Update”, dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be further amended by referring to Appendix A, attached; and,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the report entitled Council Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy dated February 25, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That the Pregnancy and Parental Leave for Members of Council Policy attached to the report as Attachment 1 be adopted; and,
    3. That Staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.
    1. That the correspondence from the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation regarding School Bus Cameras be received; and,
    2. That the Town of Newmarket forward this letter from the Office of the Minister of Transportation to the Town dated December 20, 2018 to York Region Council with a request that York Region staff research options and develop a strategy for a region-wide school bus stop arm camera program in consultation with York Regional Police, the York Region District School Board and York Region Catholic School Board and their respective Student Transportation Consortiums, and report back to York Region Council for consideration; and,
    3. That this strategy be incorporated and consistent with the Region’s approach for Automated Speed Enforcement Systems (ASES); and,
    4. That this resolution be provided to the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and all York Region local municipalities.
  • Moved by:Councillor Twinney
    Seconded by:Councillor Kwapis
    1. That staff be directed to investigate options that will recognize the area east of the river and west of Doug Duncan Drive, that lies between Timothy and Water St to be recognized in some format by a commemorative plaque or other option that acknowledges and demonstrates the background and history of an area known to be Widdifield Park; and,
    2. That Mike Widdifield of Newmarket be notified of any proposals.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
    1. That staff be directed to contact the Principal of the Glen Cedar Public School regarding a drop-off area at the school; and,
    2. That staff report back to Council with information on a drop-off area.
  • Moved by:Councillor Woodhouse
    Seconded by:Councillor Bisanz
    1. That the Committee of the Whole Meeting (Closed Session) Minutes of February 25, 2019 be approved. 

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)

[A trade secret or scientific, technical, commercial, financial or labour relations information, supplied in confidence to the municipality or local board, which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to prejudice significantly the competitive position or interfere significantly with the contractual or other negotiations of a person, group of persons, or organization as per Section 239 (2) (i) of the Municipal Act, 2001.]

  • Moved by:Councillor Simon
    Seconded by:Councillor Twinney
    1. That Closed Session Report PCI-19-03, dated February 25, 2019 entitled “Stickwood-Walker farmhouse” be received; and,
    2. That the recommendations in the Closed Session Report PCI-19-03 dated February 25, 2019 be adopted.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Twinney
    1. That item 5 and item 6 of the draft Appointment Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of March 1, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That the following individuals be appointed to the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee:
      • Norman Friend
      • Billie Locke
      • Gord McCallum
      • David McLennan
      • Mitch Sauder
      • Joan Seddon; and,
    3. That the following individuals be appointed to the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Newmarket Library Board:
      • Darryl Gray
      • Leslee Mason
      • Darcy McNeill
      • Arthur Weis; and,
    4. That the applicants be notified of their appointments; and,
    5. That staff be directed and authorized to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution. 

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)
  • Moved by:Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
    Seconded by:Councillor Woodhouse
    1. That By-laws 2019-12 and 2019-13 be enacted.

     

    In Favour (9)Mayor Taylor, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Kwapis, Councillor Broome, Councillor Bisanz, Councillor Morrison, Councillor Simon, and Councillor Woodhouse
    Carried (9 to 0)

12.

None.

(1) Councillor Simon invited residents to her Ward 1 meeting on Tuesday March 19, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Magna Centre in the Fishbowl room. This meeting will focus on street safety and street calming.

(2) Councillor Twinney recapped the iWonder Public Information Centre on Saturday March 2, 2019 regarding Philmore Hamilton Park, and congratulated Staff on a well put together event.

(3) Councillor Broome invited residents to her Ward 6 meeting on Tuesday April 9, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Quaker Meeting House.

(4) Councillor Morrison invited residents to attend the Elman W. Campbell Museum for their March Break events from Tuesday March 12, 2019 to Friday March 15, 2019.

(5) Councillor Morrison advised of the nomination deadline for the Newmarket Volunteer Distinction Awards is on Monday March 18, 2019.

(6) Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor Vegh invited residents to the Public Information Centre on Thursday March 7, 2019 from 6: 30 PM regarding the Draft Fence By-law.

(7) Councillor Kwapis invited residents to Music and Magic on Tuesday March 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12: 00 PM at the Magna Centre. There is a $5 cost per child and parents/guardians are free. 

(8) Councillor Woodhouse commended staff for the iWonder Public Information Centre held on Saturday March 2, 2019.

(9) Councillor Woodhouse encouraged residents to check the library and town websites for activities over March Break. 

(10) Councillor Bisanz invited residents to the Newmarket Minor Softball Association (the Stingers) event on Thursday March 7, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 426 to celebrate their 45th anniversary.

(11) Councillor Broome invited residents and Members of Council to the CDA Dance Academy 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday March 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.

None.

Mayor Taylor advised that there was no requirement for a Closed Session.

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    Moved by:Councillor Woodhouse
    Seconded by:Councillor Kwapis
    1. That the meeting be adjourned at 8:09 PM.
    Carried
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