The Council Workshop was held on Monday, February 10, 2014 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.


Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen


Regional Councillor Taylor


Councillor Di Muccio


Councillor Emanuel (10:08 a.m. – 12:04 p.m.)


Councillor Kerwin


Councillor Sponga


Councillor Twinney (10:14 a.m. – 12:04 p.m.)


Councillor Vegh




Councillor Hempen



Staff Present:

I. McDougall, Acting Chief Administrative Officer


R. Prentice, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure  Services


E. Armchuk, Director of Legal Services


A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services / Town Clerk


C. Kallio, Economic Development Officer


R. Nethery, Director of Planning & Building Services


M. Plaunt, Senior Planner, Policy


J. Unger, Assistant Director of Planning


C. Finnerty, Council / Committee Coordinator           


L. Moor, Council/Committee Coordinator


Mayor Van Bynen convened the workshop at 10:05 a.m.


Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.




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 matters related to the Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Active Transportation Network.




Declarations of Pecuniary Interest







The Director of Planning and Building Services introduced staff and Mr. Jason Thorne of planningAlliance and provided a brief overview of the proposed Official Plan Amendment.


The Senior Planner, Policy addressed those present with the ‘Newmarket Urban Centres Secondary Plan and Active Transportation Network’ PowerPoint presentation and discussed various aspects in respect to the development of the secondary plan, such as the process, timelines and  a summary of  the comments received. 


Mr. Thorne of planningAlliance explained amendments to heights and densities in the proposed plan.  He also outlined proposed bonusing and angular plane policies. 


The presentation was paused to accommodate a question and answer/comment period.


There was consensus to hold a Special Committee of the Whole meeting on February 18, 2014 to receive the balance of the PowerPoint presentation and to permit Council to provide direction and make recommendations on the proposed plan.  


Next steps include a Special Committee of the Whole to be held on February 18, 2014 and a subsequent report to Committee of the Whole on February 24, 2014.




There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 12:04 p.m.









Tony Van Bynen, Mayor


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