Central York Fire Services


Joint Council Committee

Meeting #:
Cane Room
Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON L3Y 4X7
Members Present:
  • Mayor Mrakas, Town of Aurora
  • Councillor Gallo, Town of Aurora
  • Councillor Gilliland, Town of Aurora
  • Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh, Town of Newmarket
  • Councillor Broome, Town of Newmarket
Members Absent:
  • Councillor Bisanz, Town of Newmarket
Staff Present:
  • I. Laing, Fire Chief, Central York Fire Services
  • R. Volpe, Deputy Chief, Central York Fire Services
  • D. Nadorozny, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Aurora
  • R. Wainwright van Kessel, Director of Finance – Treasurer, Town of Aurora
  • E. Armchuk, Commissioner of Corporate Services, Town of Newmarket
  • M. Mayes, Director of Financial Services/Treasurer, Town of Newmarket
  • D. Schellenberg, Manager of Finance & Accounting, Town of Newmarket
  • G. Marsh, Supervisor, Property Tax & Assessment, Town of Newmarket
  • L. Georgeff, Director of Human Resources, Town of Newmarket
  • K. Saini, Deputy Town Clerk, Town of Newmarket

The meeting was called to order at 9:30 AM.
Mayor Mrakas in the Chair.



  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Gilliland
    1. That the Central York Fire Services – Joint Council Committee Meeting Minutes of November 5, 2019, the Closed Session Minutes of November 5, 2019 and the Special Meeting Minutes of November 26, 2019 be approved.



Deputy Chief Volpe advised that under the proposed amendment to the Motor Vehicle Collision Cost Recovery Program by-law an invoice would be issued directly to the at-fault party's insurance company rather than the registered owner. He advised that this practice results in invoices being paid in a shorter time frame. He advised that if the insurance company does not pay the invoice, it would be then sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.

  • Moved by:Councillor Broome
    Seconded by:Councillor Gallo
    1. That Fire Services Report 2020-01 titled Amendment to the Town of Newmarket By-law 2019-60 regarding Motor Vehicle Collision Cost Recovery Program dated December 20, 2019 be received; and,
    2. That the Joint Council Committee (JCC) recommend to Newmarket and Aurora Town Councils that amendments to Newmarket By-law 2019-60 be adopted in accordance with Attachment 1 to this report; and,
    3. That staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to this resolution.


(1) Chief Laing advised that 757 Gorham Street has been acquired for training purposes.

(2) Chief Laing provided an update regarding the contract for Fire Station 4-5. He advised that the project is scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2020, and would require approximately 18 months for completion.

(3) Chief Laing advised that Deputy Chief Comeau will be retiring at the end of March 2020.

(4) Chief Laing advised that six senior staff have retired and that there are thirteen vacancies to be filled, as well as three Fire Captain vacancies due to promotions.

(5) Mayor Mrakas provided notice of a motion to be presented at the March 3, 2020 meeting with regards to investigating consolidation of Central York Fire Services with Stouffville Fire Services.

Mayor Mrakas advised that there was no requirement for a closed session.

  • Moved by:Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Vegh
    Seconded by:Councillor Gallo
    1. That the meeting be adjourned at 9:40 AM.