OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, January 19, 2015 in Council Chambers, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

 

Members Present:

Mayor Van Bynen

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

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community Services

L. Lyons, Deputy Clerk

C. Finnerty, Council/Committee Coordinator

K. Paribok, Council/Committee Coordinator

 

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

 

None.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest

 

None.

 

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

1.

Ms. Erin Cerenzia, Newmarket Historical Society addressed Council regarding planning for the commemoration of World War I.  The Newmarket Historical Society is requesting funding support for commemorative events in the amount of $40,000 over a four year period.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the presentation by Ms. Erin Cerenzia, Newmarket Historical Society regarding planning for the commemoration of World War I be received;

 

AND THAT the request for funding support in the amount of $40,000 be referred to the budget process.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

2.

Ms. Nicole Armstrong, MS Society addressed Council regarding the 2015 MS Walk Kick-Off Invite.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Nicole Armstrong, MS Society regarding the 2015 MS Walk Kick-Off Invite be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

 

 

3.

Ms. Cortney Cassidy, Event Specialist, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation and Mr. Michael Thompson, Member of Council, Town of Aurora addressed Council regarding the Run or Walk for Southlake.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the deputation by Ms. Cortney Cassidy, Event Specialist, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation and Mr. Michael Thompson, Member of Council, Town of Aurora regarding the Run or Walk for Southlake be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

4.

Mr. John Watson, PlaYR Video Festival addressed Council regarding the 2015 PlaYR Video Festival.

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Watson be provided an additional 5 minutes.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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 Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Watson, PlaYR Video Festival regarding the 2015 PlaYR Video Festival be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

Approval of Minutes

 

5.

Council Minutes of December 15, 2014.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of December 15, 2014 be approved.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

None.

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that York Region 2014-2018 draft Strategic Plan has been referred to the budget process and the Region’s Strategic Planning session.  The draft plan focuses on social and health supports, growth in regional centres and corridors and economic development. The draft Strategic Plan is available for viewing on the York Region website. 

 

 

 

b)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that York Region is currently conducting its five year Official Plan Review.  The consultation process is underway and the update is targeted for adoption in the third quarter of 2016. 

 

c)

Mayor Van Bynen advised Regional Council has received presentations from various Regional Commissioners regarding the roles and responsibilities of Regional Council.  The presentations are available for viewing on the York Region website. 

 

d)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Regional Council has received a draft 2014-2018 Budget and invited Members of Council to attend a Regional Budget meeting.  The preliminary budget is available on the York Region website.

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

6.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 12, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 12, 2015 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

7.

a) THAT the presentation by Mr. Adrian Kawun, Manager, Service Planning, York Region Transit regarding the YRT/Viva 2015 Annual Service Plan for the Town of Newmarket be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff schedule a Council Workshop related to transit services.

 

8.

The Director of Recreation and Culture provided a PowerPoint presentation regarding the Cultural Master Plan Report Card - 2nd Edition.

 

a) THAT the PowerPoint presentation by the Director of Recreation and Culture regarding the Cultural Master Plan Report Card - 2nd Edition be received.

 

9.

Ms. Laurie Smith regarding a review and amendment to Zoning By-law 2010-40 related to Recreational Vehicles.

 

a) THAT the deputation by Ms. Laurie Smith regarding a review and amendment to Zoning By-law 2010-40 related to Recreational Vehicles be received.

 

10.

a) THAT By-law 2010-40 as it relates to Recreational Vehicles be reviewed and that alternate options be investigated;

 

b) AND THAT staff report back on alternate options in March or April, 2015.

 

11.

THAT the correspondence dated December 22, 2014 from Ms. Jeahlisa Bridgeman, Program Assistant, National Eating Disorder Information Centre be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

a) THAT the Town of Newmarket proclaim February 1 to February 7, 2015 as "Eating Disorder Awareness Week";

 

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

 

12.

a) THAT the correspondence from Ms. Donna L. McLarty, Town Clerk, Town of Richmond Hill dated December 17, 2014 regarding Canada Post Residential Mail Delivery Services be received.

 

13.

a) THAT the correspondence from the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) regarding Public Information Centres - Watershed Development Guidelines Review be received.

 

14.

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of November 19, 2014 be received.

 

15

a) THAT the Appointment Committee Minutes of January 6, 2015 be received.

 

16.

 

a) THAT the Appointment Committee (Closed Session) Minutes of January 6, 2015 be received.

 

17.

a) THAT the list of Outstanding Matters be received.

 

18.

a)  THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Joint Planning and Building Services and Engineering Services Information Report 2014-44 dated December 18, 2014 regarding the Greenbelt Cycling Route be received and that the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) Regarding the route west of Yonge Street, that the route continue to be located on the trail through the Armstrong Family Park, and that the Town’s Public Works Services be directed to undertake the necessary curb cut to facilitate access to the trail from Joe Persechini Drive.

 

ii) Regarding the route east of Yonge Street, that Option 2 (Savage Road – Jelley Ave –Bosworth Court –Tom Taylor Trail) be implemented as the Greenbelt Cycling Route.

 

19.

a) THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Ryan Guetter be allotted an additional five minutes.  

20.

a) THAT the PowerPoint Presentation by Mr. Ryan Guetter, Vice President, Weston Consulting, deputations and all correspondence related to Application for a Proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment and Proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision - 955 and 995 Mulock Drive be received.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

21.

Community Services - Recreation and Culture Information Report 2014-32 dated December 29, 2014 regarding Outdoor Skating Rinks - Pilot Programs Follow Up.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture Information Report 2014-32 dated December 29, 2014 regarding Outdoor Skating Rinks - Pilot Programs Follow Up be received;

 

b) AND THAT all three applications be approved for a trial period of two full seasons. 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

22.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of January 12, 2015 – New Business - Item d)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT Item d) of New Business related to community mailboxes be received.

 

 

 

 

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

 23.

Joint Development and Infrastructure Services - Public Works Services and Corporate Services - Financial Services Report 2015-08 dated January 5, 2015 regarding 2015 Pre-Budget Approval for Vehicles and Equipment.

 

 

Discussion ensued and an alternate motion was presented.

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

a) THAT Joint Development and Infrastructure Services – Public Works Services and Corporate Services – Financial Services Report 2015-08 dated January 5, 2015 regarding 2015 Pre-Budget Approval for Vehicles and Equipment be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council provides pre-budget approval for the equipment listed on Appendix 1 with the exception of all items years 2008 to 2011, excluding the three rotary mowers for health and safety reasons and the John Deere 3320 with transmission failure;

 

ii)  AND THAT staff provide a report on the remaining items;

 

iii) AND THAT staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to these recommendations.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

24.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Engineering Services Report 2015-06 dated January 12, 2015 regarding Yonge Street Sidewalk – Tom Taylor Trail to Savage Road.

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

a) THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Engineering Services Report 2015-06 dated January 12, 2015 regarding Yonge Street Sidewalk – Tom Taylor Trail to Savage Road be reconsidered.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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 by 2/3 majority

 

25.

Development and Infrastructure Services - Engineering Services Report 2015-06 dated January 12, 2015 regarding Yonge Street Sidewalk – Tom Taylor Trail to Savage Road.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services - Engineering Services Report 2015-06 dated January 12, 2015 regarding Yonge Street Sidewalk – Tom Taylor Trail to Savage Road be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

a) THAT additional funding of $97,161.44 be provided from reserves to enable staff to award and complete the project.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

26.

Item 6 of the Appointment Committee Minutes of January 6, 2015 regarding Appointments to the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

a) THAT the following individuals be appointed to the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board of Management:

 

Anne Martin

Siegfried Wall

Glenn Wilson

Olga Paiva

Carmina Pereira

Elizabeth Buslovich

Rory Rodrigo

Jackie Playter

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

By-laws

 

None.

 

Notices of Motions

 

None.

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Councillor Vegh advised that the Town will be changing to a free chlorine disinfection method for the water distribution in order to ensure pipe wall cleanliness and water quality.  This temporary changeover has been postponed.  The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services advised that there has been a delay and the changeover will commence at the end of January, 2015.  There may be slight chlorine odour or colour in the water during the disinfection period. 

b)

Councillor Kerwin advised that some Ward 2 residents may experience a mist coming from their appliances or water taps during the water system disinfection period. 

 

c)

Councillor Kerwin advised that the bridge located at College Manor Park connecting the park to Sheridan Court is closed for repairs until further notice. College Manor Park can be accessed alternatively through College Manor Drive or Gaston Place. For more information, please contact the Town at 905-895-5193 or email info@newmarket.ca

 

d)

Councillor Kerwin advised that he will be at the Newmarket Public Library, 438 Park Avenue, on January 24, January 31 and February 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Residents are invited to drop-in to chat. 

 

e)

Councillor Twinney invited residents to join in the fun at Newmarket’s Annual Winterfest event! Enjoy a $1.00 pancake breakfast beginning Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at Newmarket Riverwalk Commons on Doug Duncan Drive. The fun continues 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with entertainment, Tim Horton Express rides, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides, children's games and hot food. Admission is free although select activities have a nominal fee. Winterfest continues on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex, 100 Eagle Street West with free public skating from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and free public swimming from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome. For more information, please visit www.newmarket.ca or call 905-895-5193.

 

f)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that on Thursday, February 5, 2015 the York Region Food Network is hosting its annual fundraiser and trivia challenge. They are seeking sponsors and trivia teams to join them in order to work toward food sustainability in our community.  If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the event, please contact Joan Stonehocker at joans@yrfn.ca

 

g)

Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Newmarket Soccer Club loan has officially been paid in full to the Town.  An Information Report regarding the payment is available on the Town’s website.  He summarized the purpose and reasoning for the loan and pointed out that the Town collected $140,000 in interest payments through the loan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h)

Councillor Hempen put a call out to teens to get ahead of the game with Toronto Argonaut Jonathan Hood. His 12 session teen mentorship program teaches leadership, teamwork and performance. The program starts Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Youth Centre & Sk8 Park located at 56 Charles Street. For more information and to register, visit www.newmarket.ca/aheadofthegame

 

i)

Councillor Sponga thanked volunteers and the community of Ward 5 for preparing the ice pad at the Lions Park.  The rink has been filled with families playing shinny hockey and the location is now a community meeting place.  He also thanked staff for their work to launch the outdoor hockey rink pilot program.

 

j)

Councillor Sponga commended the Newmarket Minor Hockey League and advised that the children of Newmarket performed well at the Neil Barber Memorial Hockey tournament in London, Ontario.

 

k)

Councillor Sponga advised that a Public Information Centre is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to discuss the proposed reconstruction of Woodland Court from Lorne Avenue to the west limit.  The format is an Open House and you are invited to drop-in anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. in Cane Meeting Room A & B at the Municipal Offices at 395 Mulock Drive. Project drawings will be on display and staff representatives from Engineering Services and the Town's consultant will be available to answer questions and provide information. If you are unable to attend the Public Information Centre and have questions regarding this project, please contact Tom Ungar, Capital Projects Coordinator at 905-953-5300 ext. 2504 or email tungar@newmarket.ca

 

l)

Councillor Broome-Plumley thanked staff and residents for their work preparing the footprint for the ice pad in Ward 6.

 

j)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that the Town is seeking volunteers to serve on various statutory committees. Newmarket residents may apply to be a part of a number of committees including the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Appeals Committee, Committee of Adjustment, Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee, Newmarket Public Library Board and Property Standards Committee. The deadline for applications is January 23, 2015. For more information and to apply, please visit www.newmarket.ca or call 905-953-5300 ext. 2200.

 

 

 

 

 

k)

Councillor Broome-Plumley advised that Say My Name is a song written to combat the growing issue of bullying. Say My Name Canada, a 30-day kindness challenge, begins January 25, 2015 and culminates on February 25, 2015 with the international release of the video for Say My Name. Participants are encouraged to keep track of kindness acts, posting the amount done as a school, company, family, organization or group of friends through the "Kindness Counter" online at www.saymynamecanada.com  Let’s join together to stop bullying now.

 

l)

Councillor Bisanz advised that “The Battle of York” Benefit Game is being hosted by the Newmarket Hurricanes on February 14, 2015 at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex.  The Newmarket Hurricanes take on the Aurora Tigers at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and students and $4.00 for children 10 and under. All proceeds from the game go to Southlake’s Stronach Regional Cancer Centre.  This event honours 3 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

 

m)

Mayor Van Bynen invited residents to join him at at the Upper Canada Mall on Sunday, February 8, 2015 for CHATS’ Walk for Wellness to support programs and services for seniors in our community. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk takes place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The $25.00 registration fee per walker is available online and friends and family can donate directly through your personal fundraising web page.  A donation form can also be downloaded to collect pledges done by cash or cheque. There are also fundraising incentives. For more information visit the CHATS website at www.chats.on.ca  

 

n)

Mayor Van Bynen thanked the directors of the Newmarket Soccer Club for their commitment to the community.

o)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a)

Councillor Kerwin advised residents that the waste collection calendar has been circulated and reminded all members of the community to adhere to the provisions as outlined in the calendar.

 

b)

Councillor Sponga thanked staff for their work preparing an Information Report regarding the train whistle blowing by-law.  He expressed concern regarding the enforceability of the current whistle blowing by-law and questioned whether staff planned to draft a new by-law.   The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services provided a brief synopsis of the Information Report and advised that staff intend to come forward with a further information report addressing GO Train issues, train whistles and train crossings in the first quarter of 2015.  He further advised that the rail authority is required to preserve safety and whistle as deemed fit for safety purposes. 

 

c)

Councillor Vegh advised that he would be hosting a Ward 1 community drop-in meeting at the Magna Centre on February 3, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  

 

d)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Region recently appointed Councillor Kerwin to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors and asked for Council’s support to endorse the Region’s appointment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT Councillor Kerwin be appointed to the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Board of Directors.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

e)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the Site Plan Review Committee met earlier in the day and advised that staff were directed to host a Public Information Centre regarding an Application for Site Plan Approval - 470 Crossland Gate – Ward 7 (South of Davis Drive, East of Bathurst Street), Marianneville Developments Limited within approximately 30 days.

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

27.

2015-01

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council – January 19, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-01 be enacted.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

28.

Adjournment.

 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the meeting adjourn.

 

In Favour:

Mayor Van Bynen, 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

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Lisa Lyons, Deputy Clerk