OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, January 18, 2016 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

Councillor Vegh

Councillor Kerwin

Councillor Twinney

Councillor Hempen

Councillor Sponga

Councillor Broome-Plumley

Councillor Bisanz

 

 

Staff Present:

R.N. Shelton, Chief Administrative Officer

A. Moore, Commissioner of Corporate Services

P. Noehammer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services

A. Brouwer, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

J. Patel, Business Support Analyst

 

Open Forum

 

a)

Mr. Darryl Wolk addressed Council and requested clarification on the Mayor’s salary.    

 

b)

Mr. Michael Oshust addressed Council with inquiries related to the Gigabit Corridor, Magna Fitness Centre and disposition of the Hollingsworth Arena.

 

c)

Mr. John Blommesteyn addressed Council with an inquiry related to the proposed tax increase inclusive to water and wastewater rate increases.

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

 

Mayor Van Bynen in the Chair.

 

Public Notices

 

None.

 

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

1.

Additions & Corrections to the Agenda

 

 

The Chief Administrative Officer advised of the addendum items, being a deputation by Mr. John Heckbert regarding Davis Drive redevelopment and a deputation by Mr. Chris Campbell regarding final approval of the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets and the inclusion of a Closed Session to discuss a pending land acquisition in the Town of Aurora, if required.  He further advised that the Minutes of the Special Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the draft Council Code of Conduct and Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) regarding a pending land acquisition have been distributed to Members of Council and that a correction was made to Item 23 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 11, 2016 regarding Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-02 regarding Water Street Crossing.  Clause ii) of the motion was amended to reflect that a Public Information Centre will be held by Q3 2016 as opposed to in Q3 2016. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the addendum items be included on the agenda.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor declared an interest in Item 8 of the agenda being Corporate Services Report – Financial Services 2016-04 regarding Final Approval of the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets, specifically related to each section of the recommendation addressing advertising expenses as his wife is employed by Metroland Media, the company that owns the Newmarket Era newspaper.  He advised that he would not take part in the discussion or voting on the advertising related items in the motion.

 

 

 

b)

Councillor Vegh declared an interest in Item 1 of the agenda being a deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn related to hotel expenses as a result of his participation at the Ontario Library Board Conference in his capacity as Vice-Chair of the Newmarket Public Library Board.  He advised that the deputant may request that the Integrity Commissioner investigate the hotel expenses related to his attendance at the conference.  He advised that he would not take part in the discussion or voting on the matter.

 

c)

Councillor Hempen declared an interest in Item 20 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 11, 2016, being Joint Report Community Services - Economic Development, Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning, Corporate Services - Finance 2016-01 dated December 17, 2015 regarding Targeted Marketing Program to Advance Re-development of Davis Drive Properties as he owns properties along the Davis Drive corridor, being 232 Penn Avenue and 20 Hill Street.  He advised that he would not take part in the discussion or voting on the matter.

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

None.

 

Deputations

 

2.

Mr. John Blommesteyn addressed Council regarding reimbursement to Councillor Vegh related to his stay at the Delta Hotel Toronto.  He provided background information related to a past Council motion related to Councillor expenses and an overview of the expense reimbursed to Councillor Vegh.  He questioned why the Delta Hotel was selected when there were other more affordable hotel options and commented on the current Code of Conduct complaint process and requested that the Integrity Commissioner investigate the rationality of Councillor Vegh’s expenses. 

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn regarding Councillor Vegh – Delta Hotel Toronto Reimbursement be received. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Councillor Vegh did not take part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter. 

 

Approval of Minutes

 

3.

Council Minutes of December 14, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of December 14, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region is undertaking reviews of several master planning processes and provided an update on the Water and Wastewater Master Plan process.  He advised that an Open House will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the York Region Administrative Centre from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Further information can be found on the York Region website or by contacting watermasterplan@york.ca  

 

b)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor provided a summary of highlights from the Regional budget.  Further information is available on the York Region website. 

 

c)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that a request has been made by the City of Vaughan to Regional Council to have reduced transit fees for seniors investigated.

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

4.

Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 11, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 11, 2016 be approved and the following recommendation be adopted:  

 

5.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by the Director of Financial Services/Treasurer regarding the 2016 Operating and Capital Budget be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

6.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 11, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 11, 2016 be approved and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

7.

THAT the deputation by Ms. Sabrina Rezaiy, Sabrina's Pizzeria Bar & Grill regarding Magna Centre leases and proposed fitness centre be received.

 

8.

THAT the deputation by Mr. Stephen Mrakovcic, Master Fitness Inc. regarding Magna Centre - Fitness Upgrade be received. 

 

9.

Joint Commissioner/Legal Services and Procurement Services Report 2016-02 dated January 6, 2016 regarding Response to Deputation - Sabrina's Pizzeria Bar and Grill.

 

a) THAT Joint Commissioner/Legal Services and Procurement Services Report 2016-02 dated January 6, 2016 regarding staff response to Council deputation by Sabrina's Pizzeria Bar and Grill regarding RFP 2014-04, Leased Space Opportunities Food and Beverage be received.

 

10.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-03 dated January 4, 2016 regarding Grant Blight Crescent - West-end Parking Review.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-03 dated January 4, 2016 regarding Grant Blight Crescent - West-end Parking Review be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be further amended by deleting the following:

 

Grant Blight Crescent, on the west and north side between Bristol Road to the lot line between # 129 and # 133 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Grant Blight Crescent, on the east and south side between Bristol Road to the lot line between # 128 and # 132 Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Grant Blight Crescent, on the east and north side between Stiver Drive to the lot line between # 129 and # 133 Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Grant Blight Crescent on the west and south side between Stiver Drive to the lot line between

# 128 and # 132 Monday to Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;

           

ii) AND THAT Schedule X (No Parking) of the Parking By-law 1993-62, as amended, be further amended by adding the following:

 

Grant Blight Crescent on both sides between Bristol Road to Stiver Drive Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 a .m. to 4:00 p.m.;

 

iii) AND THAT the necessary By-law be prepared and submitted to Council for their approval.

 

11.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-04 dated January 4, 2016 regarding the Final Acceptance and Assumption of the Stormwater Management Pond - Garden Homes Residential Subdivision.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-04 dated January 4, 2016 regarding the Final Acceptance and Assumption of the Stormwater Management Pond for Garden Homes Residential Subdivision be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Stormwater Management Pond for Garden Homes Residential Subdivision be finally accepted and assumed by the Town;

 

ii) AND THAT Mr. Ignazio Giardina of Garden Homes Inc. and Mr. Angelo Maurizio, P. Eng., of Schaeffer & Associates Ltd. be notified of these recommendations.

 

12.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-03 dated January 6, 2016 regarding Corporate Financial Policies.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-03 dated January 6, 2016 regarding the Corporate Financial Policies be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the following corporate financial policies including the policies' appendices be approved by Council:

 

Revised Investment Policy, Revised Mileage Policy;

 

ii) AND THAT a by-law regarding Banking Related Authorities be forwarded to Council for adoption.

 

13.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-02 dated January 7, 2016 regarding the 2016 Interim Tax Billing and By-law.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-02 dated January 7, 2016 regarding the 2016 Interim Tax Billing be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council enact a by-law (attached hereto as Appendix 'A') for the levy and collection of the 2016 Interim Tax Levy.

 

14.

Excerpt from Minutes - Item 3 of Central York Fire Services - Joint Council Committee Draft Minutes of December 15, 2015. 

 

a) THAT Central York Fire Services Report 2015-10 dated December 15, 2015 regarding 55' Aerial/Quint Cost Increase be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Joint Council Committee (JCC) approve additional funds from reserve to purchase a replacement Aerial/Quint device due to a shortfall in the budget;

 

ii) AND THAT JCC authorize the Director of Finance and the Manager of Procurement to fund from reserve the replacement apparatus by $366,000.00 CDN (excluding applicable taxes).

 

 

15.

Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of October 21 and November 18, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of October 21 and November 18, 2015 be received.

 

16.

Newmarket Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes of October 29, 2015 and November 19, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes of October 29, 2015 and November 19, 2015 be received.

 

17.

Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of October 20, 2015 and November 17, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management Minutes of October 20, 2015 and November 17, 2015 be received.

 

18.

Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of November 25, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee Minutes of November 25, 2015 be received.

 

19.

Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of November 3, 2015 and December 1, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of November 3, 2015 and December 1, 2015 be received.

 

20.

Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of December 14, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of December 14, 2015 be received.

 

21.

Item 1 of the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of December 14, 2015 regarding an Application for Amendment to Site Plan Approval to permit the reconstruction of the existing parking lot to expand the capacity from 63 to 83 spaces, improve emergency access and introduce Low Impact Development (LID) measures for stormwater management. 

 

a) THAT the Application for Amendment to Site Plan Approval to permit the reconstruction of the existing parking lot to expand the capacity from 63 to 83 spaces, improve emergency access and introduce Low Impact Development (LID) measures for stormwater management be approved in principle and referred to staff for processing, subject to the following:

 

i) THAT the preliminary review comments be addressed to the satisfaction of Town Staff;

 

ii) AND THAT the application be referred to a Public Information Centre;

 

b) AND THAT Mr. Mike Walters, Chief Administrative Officer of Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority 120 Bayview Parkway, Box 282, Newmarket, ON  L3Y 3W3 be notified of this decision;

 

c) AND THAT Ms. Andrea Keeping, Project Manager, Water Resources of Candevcon Limited 1600 Champlain Avenue, Suite 402, Whitby, ON L1N 9B2 be notified of this decision.

 

22.

Correspondence/Report from Amberley Gavel regarding the Closed Meeting Investigation.

 

a) THAT the correspondence/report from Amberley Gavel regarding the Closed Meeting Investigation be received.

 

23.

Correspondence dated November 27, 2015 from Samita Sarwan, National Eating Disorder Information Centre requesting that February 1 to 7, 2016 be proclaimed as 'Eating Disorder Awareness Week'.

 

a) THAT the correspondence dated November 27, 2015 from Samita Sarwan be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim February 1 to 7, 2016 as 'Eating Disorder Awareness Week';

 

ii) AND THAT the proclamation be advertised on the Town Page advertisement and on the Town's website www.newmarket.ca

 

24.

Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-37 dated November 21, 2015 regarding Magna Centre Leases and Potential Fitness Centre. 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-37 dated November 21, 2015 regarding Magna Centre Leases and Potential Fitness Centre be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Town of Newmarket convert the existing restaurant space into an equipment based, membership oriented fitness facility within the capital costs identified;

 

 

ii) AND THAT staff report back on options for the kitchen and kiosk spaces, including an expanded fitness centre in the kitchen area and/or maintaining a food kiosk;

 

iii) AND THAT the funding be added to the draft 2016 Capital Budget.

 

25.

Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2016-03 dated January 11, 2016 regarding Artificial Turf Field Agreement Follow-Up.

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2016-03 dated January 11, 2016 regarding an agreement with the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) for an Artificial Turf Field be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council delegate authority to staff to enter into an agreement with the YRDSB for the construction and operation of an artificial turf sports field located at Dr. John M. Denison High School as outlined in this report. 

 

26.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by the Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services and the Senior Transportation Coordinator regarding Water Street Crossing – Update be received. 

 

27.

Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Engineering Services 2016-02 dated January 4, 2016 regarding Water Street Crossing - Update.

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report – ES 2016-02 dated January 4, 2016 entitled “Water Street Crossing - Update” be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Option 2 be endorsed as the preferred option to address pedestrian safety, with modifications to include a full left hand turn lane;

 

ii) AND THAT a Public Information Centre meeting be held by Q3 2016 with the results and final design including costs to be forwarded in an Information Report;

 

iii) AND THAT a copy of this report and Council extract be forwarded to representatives of Metrolinx and York Region.

 

28.

Item 2 of the Site Plan Review Committee Minutes of December 14, 2015 regarding an Application for Site Plan Approval to permit the construction of a new EMS facility having a gross floor area of 672 m2 and an associated 20 space parking lot.

 

 

 

a) THAT the Application for Site Plan Approval to permit the construction of a new EMS facility having a gross floor area of 672 m2 and an associated 20 space parking lot be approved in principle and referred to staff for processing, subject to the following:

 

i) THAT the preliminary review comments be addressed to the satisfaction of Town Staff;

 

ii) AND THAT the requirement for a Public Information Centre be waived;

 

iii) AND THAT the Region of York be requested to clarify the process and timing related to the opportunity for accommodating a skateboard park and snow storage at this site;

 

b) AND THAT Mr. Vikas More, Project Manager, Capital Delivery of The Regional Municipality of York 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1 be notified of this decision;

 

c) AND THAT Mr. Chris Kubbinga, Principal of Thomas Brown Architects Inc., 197 Spadina Avenue, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5T 2C8 be notified of this decision.

 

29.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

THAT the list of Outstanding Matters be received. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Deputations

 

30.

Mr. John Heckbert addressed Council with respect to development along Davis Drive and recommended that the Town act boldly in order to attract and retain business and residential growth, including consideration of a tax deferral program, forgivable down payment assistance for first time home buyers, and establishment of a Centre of Excellence and Training for skilled trades workers.

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Heckbert regarding Davis Drive Redevelopment be received and referred to staff.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

31.

Joint Report Community Services - Economic Development, Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning, Corporate Services - Finance 2016-01 dated December 17, 2015 regarding Targeted Marketing Program to Advance Re-development of Davis Drive Properties.  

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Economic Development, Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Corporate Services - Finance Joint Report 2016-01 dated December 17, 2015 regarding the Targeted Marketing Program to Advance Re-development of Davis Drive Properties be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT an exploratory engagement process and utilization of existing incentives and associated budgets be initiated immediately with a 'to be identified' list of developers/landowners related to specific properties along Davis Drive;

 

ii) AND THAT while this exploratory engagement process is ongoing, staff engage outside consulting expertise to address development approval processes, associated timelines/communication practices and incentive funding mechanisms/approaches and report back within 120 days;

 

iii) AND THAT NEDAC be consulted throughout this process;

 

 

 

 

 

iv) AND THAT the development of Davis Drive be the subject of a future Economic Development Congress within 2016 where a cross section of stakeholders can come together to share ideas specific to advancing the implementation of the Secondary Plan and in keeping with the NEDAC Economic Development strategy re-fresh currently in development;

 

v) AND THAT the staffing related to fulfilling economic development initiatives continue at their current levels as indicated in the report with longer term staffing to be monitored and reviewed against specific needs related to the realization of Council's Strategic Priorities, implementation associated with the re-development of Davis Drive and to support NEDAC's economic development re-fresh; with a detailed staffing report to come to Committee of the Whole no later than Q3, 2016.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Councillor Hempen did not take part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter. 

 

32.

Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture 2016-02 dated December 22, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Replacement Follow-Up.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

a) THAT Community Services Report - Recreation and Culture 2016-02 dated December 22, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Replacement Follow-Up be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT staff continue arena negotiations with Pickering College with the goal of being in a position to recommend a capital and operating financial framework at the February 1, 2016 Committee of the Whole;

 

ii) AND THAT in the event Pickering College negotiations do not result in a recommended financial framework, that staff considers other arena location options to be included as part of discussions at a February Council Workshop regarding Recreation Playbook Implementation: Facility Needs/Location Planning;

 

iii) AND THAT in support of operational efficiencies and further to Recommendation # 2 staff concurrently consider a potential outdoor artificial ice surface be incorporated as part of indoor arena replacement scenarios. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

Councillor Twinney, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley

(6 in favour, 3 opposed)

 

Carried

 

33.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 11, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 11, 2016 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

34.

Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 18, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the Special Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 18, 2016 be approved and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

35.

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn regarding the Draft Council Code of Conduct be received. 

 

36.

Corporate Services Report - Legislative Services 2016-01 dated January 14, 2016 regarding 'Draft Code of Conduct for Members of Council'.

 

a) THAT the PowerPoint presentation by the Deputy Clerk regarding the Draft Code of Conduct for Members of Council be received.

 

 

 

37.

a) THAT Corporate Services Report – Legislative Services 2016-01 dated January 14, 2016 regarding 'Draft Code of Conduct for Members of Council' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council comments on the draft Code of Conduct be received and referred to staff;

 

ii) AND THAT a final draft Code of Conduct for Members of Council be considered at a future Committee of the Whole meeting;

 

iii) AND THAT in addition to general public notice, individuals who previously provided input on the Code, and where contact information is available, be notified directly.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

38.

Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 18, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 18, 2016 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

39.

Item 1 of the Special Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of January 18, 2016 - Chief Administrative Officer (Closed Session) Report 2016-01 dated January 13, 2016 regarding a pending acquisition of land in Aurora by the municipality as per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

a) THAT Chief Administrative Officer (Closed Session) Report 2016-01 dated January 13, 2016 regarding a pending acquisition of land in Aurora by the municipality as per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001 be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff proceed as directed.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

40.

Mr. Chris Campbell addressed Council regarding Item 8 being Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-04 dated January 13, 2016 regarding Final Approval of the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets and provided his opinion on the budget and summarized his concern that the budget does not serve all Newmarket residents well. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Chris Campbell regarding Corporate Services Report – Financial Services 2016-04 be provided an additional five minutes.

 

In Favour:

Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

(7 in favour, 2 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. Chris Campbell regarding Corporate Services Report – Financial Services 2016-04 regarding Final Approval of the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets be received. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

41.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-04 dated January 13, 2016 regarding Final Approval of the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets.

 

 

The Director of Financial Services/Treasurer addressed Council with a summary of the budget process to date, including the budget goals and provided an overview of the average residential all-in tax increase, the 2016 Capital Budget, and budget highlights. 

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the presentation by the Director of Financial Services/Treasurer regarding the 2016 Draft Budget be received. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2016-04 dated January 13, 2016 regarding Final Approval of the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT  the proposed 2016 Operating Budget with expenditures of $114,958,363 be approved, which is comprised of the following components:

 

a. $60,877,083 for the Town portion, which includes an additional $424,583 for asset replacement funding (ARF) but excludes the advertising expense;

 

b. $9,000 for the Newmarket Downtown Business Development Area (BIA) which excludes the advertising expense;

 

c. $2,334,888 for the Building portion;

 

d. $3,877,781 for the Library portion which excludes the advertising expense;

 

e. $14,595,632 for Central York Fire Services (Newmarket’s share);

 

f. $32,962,568 for the Water and Wastewater Rate Groups which includes an additional $488,395 for asset replacement funding;

 

ii) AND THAT the proposed 2016 Capital Budget with expenditures of $26,737,774 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

i. $262,711 for advertising in the Town portion for a total of $61,139,794;

 

ii. $21,000 for advertising in the BIA for a total of $30,000;

 

iii. $17,700 for advertising in the Library portion for a total of $3,895,481.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor Taylor did not take part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter. 

 

By-laws

 

42.

By-laws 2016-01, 2016-02 and 2016-03.

 

 

2016-01

A By-law to provide for persons authorized to sign cheques and other banking related authorities on behalf of the Town.

 

 

2016-02

A By-law to impose an interim tax levy for the Town of Newmarket.

 

 

2016-03

A By-law to amend By-law 1993-62, as amended, being a By-law to regulate Parking within the Town of Newmarket. (Schedule X - No Parking) - Grant Blight Crescent.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT By-laws 2016-01, 2016-02, and 2016-03 be enacted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Notices of Motions

 

None.

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Councillor Bisanz invited Ward 7 residents to join her for the 2nd Annual New Year’s Gathering of our Community on Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Lounge 1. Free skating will be available from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be provided.

 

b)

Councillor Broome-Plumley invited Ward 6 residents to drop-in for a one-on-one meeting with on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Public Library.  Come hear about what's going on in Newmarket and your ward. Councillor Broome-Plumley can be reached at 905-716-1756 or kbroome-plumley@newmarket.ca for more information.

 

c)

Councillor Sponga advised that a Public Information Centre is scheduled on Tuesday, January 27, 2016 to discuss the proposed reconstruction of Forest Glen Road and construction of a Low Impact Development drainage system to be incorporated. Residents are invited to stop by between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in Cane Meeting Rooms A & B at the Town’s Municipal Offices at 395 Mulock Drive. If you are unable to attend and have questions regarding this project, please contact Tom Ungar, Capital Projects Coordinator at 905-953-5300 ext. 2504, or email tungar@newmarket.ca

 

 

 

 

 

d)

Councillor Hempen advised that the “Battle of York Pink in the Rink” benefit game takes place Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex where the Newmarket Hurricanes take on the Aurora Tigers. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and students and $4.00 for children aged 10 and under. All proceeds go to Southlake’s Stronach Regional Cancer Centre. The game honours three young men whose lives ended far too early: Kevin Lord, Josh Sedore and K.J. Ramolla.  More information is available online at www.newmarkethurricanes.com

 

e)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor invited Newmarket residents to provide feedback at the Playground and Park Improvement Public Information Centre on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Offices at 395 Mulock Drive. Proposed drawings on playground and park improvements for Audrie Sanderson Park, Clare Salisbury Parkette, Ken Sturgeon Park and Paul Semple Park will be on display. Newmarket staff and the project consultant will be available to answer any inquiries and/or concerns. For further information, please contact Parks and Property Services at 905-895-5193.

 

f)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that Winterfresh will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  The trivia challenge includes dinner, craft beer, local wine and a silent auction.  Tickets are $50.00.  To purchase tickets of for further information, contact Kim Arseneault, York Region Food Network, at kima@yrfn.com

 

g)

Councillor Twinney provided information on the upcoming Winterfest event.  The event begins on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. with $1.00 pancakes at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Drive, followed by activities at 9:00 a.m. and continues from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons, Fairy Lake, the Newmarket Public Library and Main Street. Enjoy entertainment, free skating, Tim Horton Express Train rides, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides, games, food and much more. Admission is free, although select activities have a nominal fee. Winterfest will continue on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, 100 Eagle Street West with free public skating from noon to 2:00 p.m. and free public swimming from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.newmarket.ca    

 

h)

Councillor Kerwin advised that he will be hosting a ward meeting on Saturday, January 29, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and on February 6, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Newmarket Public Library.  In addition, he will be hosting fireside chats. 

 

 

 

i)

Councillor Kerwin invited residents to celebrate Shrove Tuesday at the Newmarket Seniors’ Meeting Place, 474 Davis Drive, on Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy pancakes, sausages, tea or coffee and juice. Cost is $3.00 per person. Call 905-953-5325 or visit www.newmarket.ca for more information.

 

j)

Councillor Vegh invited Ward 1 residents to drop-in for a one-on-one meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Magna Centre. For more information, please call 905-895-5193.

 

k)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that he will be at “Mayor in the Square” at the Newmarket Public Library on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until noon.

 

l.

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised of an alternate trail option for the proposed trail from Yonge Street to Rita’s Avenue and requested reconsideration of Item 35 of the Council Minutes of December 14, 2015 being Joint Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services and Engineering Services Report 2015-44 dated November 19, 2015 regarding a proposed trail from Yonge Street to Rita's Avenue.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT Item 35 of the Council Minutes of December 14, 2015 being Joint Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services and Engineering Services Report 2015-44 dated November 19, 2015 regarding a proposed trail from Yonge Street to Rita's Avenue be reconsidered. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

 

 

Councillor Broome-Plumley provided an overview of an alternate trail connection, being the option of extending the trail through George Luesby Park, along Clearmeadow Boulevard to Yonge Street and further connecting the trail from Flanagan Court/Rita’s Avenue to the George Luesby Park Trail. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT staff provide alternate trail options for this area at a lower cost, including the option of extending the trail through George Luesby Park along Clearmeadow Boulevard to Yonge Street and further connecting the trail from Flanagan Court/Rita’s Avenue to the George Luesby Park Trail;

 

AND THAT staff also include in the report the option of installing lighting along the George Luesby Park Trail. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

43.

Confirmatory By-law.

 

 

2016-04

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council - January 18, 2016.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT By-law 2016-04 be enacted. 

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Adjournment

 

44.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Twinney

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor, Councillor Vegh, Councillor Kerwin, Councillor Twinney, Councillor Hempen, Councillor Sponga, Councillor Broome-Plumley, Councillor Bisanz

Opposed:

(None)

(9 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk