OPEN FORUM 6:45 P

The meeting of the Council was held on Monday, October 26, 2015 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

I. McDougall, Commissioner of Community 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

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 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 replacement minute for Item 14 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of October 20, 2015 regarding Joint Office of the CAO - Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Services Commission - Legislative Services Report 2015-10 dated September 3, 2015 regarding Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework, a Replacement Memorandum from the Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk dated October 26, 2015 regarding Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework, a deputation by Mr. John Heckbert regarding the Hollingsworth Development Proposal and a deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn regarding By-law 2015-50, being a by-law to govern the proceedings of Council and Committee meetings.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Hempen

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the items listed on the agenda as addendum items be included for consideration.

 

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

 

Councillor Broome-Plumley declared an interested in Item 10 of the Committee of the Whole Minutes of October 20, 2015, being Corporate Services Report – Finance, Legal and Legislative Services 2015-17 regarding Municipal Legislation Review, specifically Item 1 as noted under Theme 2: Financial Sustainability as she is employed in the automotive industry. 

 

Presentations & Recognitions

 

2.

Mr. Stephen Huycke, Town Clerk, Town of Aurora and AMCTO Zone 4 Director presented the E.A. Danby Award in the Municipal Administration Category, population of greater than 20,000, to the Town of Newmarket for its innovative E-Bidding System.

 

Deputations

 

3.

Mr. John Heckbert addressed Council with a PowerPoint presentation regarding the Hollingsworth Development Proposal and summarized his concerns related to the demand for condominiums in Newmarket, development timelines and perceived inconsistencies between the Town’s Official Plan and Secondary Plan.

 


 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Heckbert be provided an additional five minutes. 

 

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 Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Broome-Plumley

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Heckbert be provided an additional five minutes.

 

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 Twinney

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Heckbert regarding the Hollingsworth Development Proposal 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

 


 

4.

Mr. John Blommesteyn addressed Council regarding By-law 2015-50, being a by-law to govern the proceedings of Council and Committee meetings, specifically Section 27 (e) of the By-law, as it relates to deputations.  He suggested that this section be reviewed in order to provide some flexibility for members of the public to address Council regarding any motion that did not go through the regular meeting cycle. 

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the deputation by Mr. John Blommesteyn regarding By-law 2015-50, being a by-law to govern the proceedings of Council and Committee meetings 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

 

Approval of Minutes

 

5.

Council Minutes of October 5, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT the Council Minutes of October 5, 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

 

Correspondence & Petitions

 

None.

 

Reports by Regional Representatives

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region is moving forward with a housing incentives study, which will address such issues as affordable housing.  The report will look at best practices and marketplace trends.

 

b)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region’s Corporate Energy Report is calling for a more detailed energy conservation management plan, as compared to past annual reports on the matter.  Regional Council may also exercise the option to adopt clear conservation targets for future energy reductions.

 

c)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Region has set its water and wastewater rates, with a 9% increase over a multiyear period in order to address demands on the system. 

 

Reports of Committees and Staff

 

6.

Council Workshop Records of October 5, 2015 and October 20, 2015

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the Council Workshop Records of October 5, 2015 and October 20, 2015 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

 

7.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of October 20, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT the Committee of the Whole Minutes of October 20, 2015 be approved and the following recommendations be adopted:

 


 

8.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Ms. Mary-Frances Turner, President, Ms. Liza Sheppard, Senior Project Manager and Ms. Andrea Witty, Senior Project Manager (Yonge Street), York Region Rapid Transit regarding VivaNext Project Update and Commissioning be received.

 

9.

THAT the PowerPoint presentation by Mr. Sandro Sementelli, San Michael Developments and Mr. Harry Kohn of Kohn Partnership Architects Inc. regarding a potential development that includes the current Hollingsworth Arena site be received.

 

10.

Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-44 dated October 19, 2015 regarding cancellation, reduction or refund of Property Taxes pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Financial Services 2015-44 dated October 19, 2015 regarding Property Tax Adjustments pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001 be received and the property tax adjustments outlined in Appendix 1 be approved.

 

11.

Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of June 17, 2015 and July 15, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Newmarket Public Library Board Minutes of June 17, 2015 and July 15, 2015 be received.

 

12.

Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of June 9, 2015.

 

a) THAT the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of June 9, 2015 be received.

 

13.

New Business Item b) of Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of June 9, 2015 regarding Community Mailbox Placement.

 

a) THAT the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee recommendation related to consultation on community mailbox placement be referred to staff.

 

14.

New Business Item c) of the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee Minutes of June 9, 2015. 

 

a) THAT the Heritage Newmarket Advisory Committee recommendation related to delegation of authority be referred to staff.

 


 

15.

List of Outstanding Matters.

 

Recommendation: 

 

a) THAT the list of Outstanding Matters List be received.

 

16.

Memorandum dated October 8, 2015 from the Director of Planning and Building Services regarding Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program and Resolution:

 

WHEREAS capitalized terms not defined herein have the meanings ascribed to them in the FIT Contract, Version 3.1;

 

AND WHEREAS the Province's FIT Program encourages the construction and operation of rooftop solar PV generation projects (the “Projects”);

 

AND WHEREAS one or more Projects may be subject to FIT Contracts and may be constructed and operated in the Town of Newmarket (“Local Municipality”);

 

AND WHEREAS in accordance with the FIT Rules, Version 3.0, the Council of the Local Municipality ("Council") had previously indicated, by a resolution, its support for Projects in the Local Municipality (the "Prior Resolution");

 

AND WHEREAS Council now indicates, by a resolution dated no earlier than June 10, 2015, Council's continued support for the construction and operation of the Projects anywhere in the Local Municipality (the "New Resolution");

 

AND WHEREAS, pursuant to the FIT Contract, where a New Resolution is received in respect of the Projects in the Local Municipality, Suppliers will be recognized as fulfilling the requirements under Section 2.4(d)(vii) of the FIT Contract, which may result in Suppliers being offered Notice to Proceed in accordance with the terms of their respective FIT Contract(s);

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

 

Council of the Town of Newmarket supports the construction and operation of the Projects anywhere in the Town of Newmarket.

 

This resolution's sole purpose is to enable Suppliers to achieve Notice to Proceed under their FIT Contracts and may not be used for the purpose of any other form of municipal approval in relation to a FIT Contract or Project or for any other purpose.

 

This resolution shall expire twelve (12) months after its adoption by Council.

 

17.

Corporate Services Report - Finance, Legal and Legislative Services Report 2015-17 dated October 15, 2015 regarding Municipal Legislation Review.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Report - Finance, Legal and Legislative Services 2015-17 dated October 15, 2015 regarding Municipal Legislation Review be received and the following recommendation be adopted:

 

i) THAT the recommendations, excluding Items 1 and 3 under Theme 2: Financial Sustainability be endorsed and forwarded to the Province of Ontario as the Town of Newmarket's comments with respect to the municipal legislation review. 

 

18.

Joint CAO, Commissioners and Financial Services Report 2015-48 dated October 15, 2015 regarding Preliminary Draft Budgets for 2016.

 

a) THAT Joint CAO, Commissioners and Financial Services Report 2015-48 dated October 15, 2015 regarding Preliminary Draft Budgets for 2016 be received for information purposes;

 

b) AND THAT that any tax increase (Town portion), not including the Asset Replacement Fund allocation, not exceed 2.5%.

 

19.

Joint Office of the CAO - Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Services Commission - Legislative Services Report 2015-10 dated September 3, 2015 regarding Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework.

 

a) THAT Office of the CAO - Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Services Commission - Legislative Services Report 2015-10 dated September 3, 2015 regarding 'Corporate Policy Approval Framework' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council adopt Corporate Policy CAO.1-06 'Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework' attached as Appendix 'A', as amended to reflect:

 

a.  THAT new policies within the jurisdiction of the CAO be forwarded to Council for delegation;

 

ii) AND THAT amendments to the Economic Adjustment Policy be considered by Council;

 

iii) AND THAT the Delegation By-law be updated to reflect these items of delegated authority.

 


 

20.

Corporate Services Commission Report - Legislative Services 2015-11 dated September 3, 2015 regarding 'Housekeeping Matters: Regular Meeting Schedule, Procedure By-law and Municipal Flag Policy'.

 

a) THAT Corporate Services Commission Report - Legislative Services 2015-11 dated September 3, 2015 regarding the 'Housekeeping Matters: Regular Meeting Schedule, Procedure By-law and Municipal Flag Policy' be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT Council adopt the recommended housekeeping amendments to the Procedure By-law (By-law 2013-46) outlined in Appendix A;

 

ii) AND THAT the deputation section be amended to provide that:

 

a) An individual may make a deputation at a Meeting of Council or Committee of the Whole related to any matter of municipal business or community interest within sixty (60) days of submitting a Deputation and Further Notice Request Form to the Clerk;

 

b) That the Clerk be granted the authority to determine appropriate scheduling of such deputations within the prescribed time frame;

 

c) Deputations will not be heard on a matter decided upon by Council until ninety (90) days have passed from the date of the matter’s disposition by Council, except upon a vote in the affirmative of two thirds majority of Council;

 

iii) AND THAT Council adopt the recommended housekeeping amendments to the Municipal Flag Policy outlined in Appendix C in highlight.

 

21.

Motion - Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

In keeping with recommendations in the Recreation Playbook, staff be directed to investigate the potential for an outdoor arena in the Town of Newmarket.  The analysis should examine options for the rink, including amenities, costs, location criteria and potential funding sources.  The report is to be brought back to Committee of the Whole within 120 days.

 

22.

THAT Development and Infrastructure Services Report - Planning and Building Services Report 2015-37 and related Council Extract, Public Meeting Notice regarding a Proposed Technical Amendment to the Town's comprehensive Zoning By-law and all deputations 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

 

23.

Corporate Services Report - Finance, Legal and Legislative Services Report 2015-17 dated October 15, 2015 regarding Municipal Legislation Review.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT the recommendations contained in Item 1 of Theme 2: Financial Sustainability be endorsed and forwarded to the Province of Ontario as the Town of Newmarket's comments with respect to the municipal legislation review. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

(None)

(8 in favour, 0 opposed)

 

Carried

 

Councillor Broome-Plumley did not take part in the discussion or voting of the foregoing matter.

 

24.

Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-28 dated September 16, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Replacement Follow-Up. 

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

a) THAT Community Services - Recreation and Culture Report 2015-28 dated September 16, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Replacement Follow-Up be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

1. THAT staff work with Pickering College to:

 

i) Finalize an agreement subject to Council approval with respect to capital and operating costs regarding a replacement arena at Pickering College;

 

ii) Bring back a professionally prepared project estimate and recommended capital and operating agreement to Council for review within the next 45 days;

 

2. AND THAT staff initiate a public process addressing a replacement arena and proposed disposition of land at Hollingsworth Arena. 

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

Councillor Twinney

(8 in favour, 1 opposed)

 

Carried

 

25.

Joint Chief Administrative Officer, Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services, Commissioner of Community Services and Commissioner of Corporate Services Report 2015-57 dated October 6, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Corridor Development and Community Benefit Opportunity.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

a) THAT Joint Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioners of Development and Infrastructure Services, Community Services and Corporate Services Report 2015-57 dated October 6, 2015 regarding Hollingsworth Arena Corridor Development and Community Benefit Opportunity be received and the following recommendations be adopted: 

 

i) THAT Staff continue negotiations with San Michael Developments according to conditions set out by Council and execute a conditional Letter of Intent with the proponent to the satisfaction of Legal Services, with respect to the development of the Hollingsworth Arena site at 35 Patterson Street in conjunction with the properties at 693 Davis Drive and 713 Davis Drive on the basis of a sale of the Town property;

 

ii) AND THAT staff be directed to proceed with public consultation on a detailed concept plan provided by the developer and that finalization of the Letter of Intent be subject to this process;

 

iii) AND THAT the sale of the Hollingsworth Arena site be subject to Council’s satisfaction with the financial terms presented in Closed Session Report 2015-54 on this meeting’s agenda;

 

 

iv) AND THAT the next steps associated with the replacement of Hollingsworth Arena be determined through consideration of Community Services – Recreation and Culture Report 2015-28;

 

v) AND THAT the sale of the Hollingsworth Arena site be conditional on Council’s declaration of the property as surplus to municipal needs and staff being directed to follow the Town’s land disposition process as summarized in this report;

 

vi) AND THAT Mr. Sandro Sementilli of San Michael Developments and Pickering College be notified of this action by the Clerk.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

Councillor Twinney, Councillor Sponga

(7 in favour, 2 opposed)

 

Carried

 

26.

Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of October 20, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) Minutes of October 20, 2015 be approved.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

Councillor Twinney

(8 in favour, 1 opposed)

 

Carried

 

27.

Item 1 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of October 20, 2015 - Human Resources Report 2015-14 dated October 7, 2015 regarding Labour Relations as per Section 239 (2) (d) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

a) THAT CAO/Human Resources Closed Session Report 2015-14 be received and the following recommendations be adopted:

 

i) THAT the Memorandum of Settlement between the Town of Newmarket and SEIU Local 2 (Brewery, General & Professional Workers' Union) be ratified, copies of which are available through the Director, Legislative Services;

 

ii) AND THAT upon receipt of the renewal Agreement the Mayor and Director, Legislative Services be authorized to sign same.

 

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

 

28.

Item 2 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of October 20, 2015 - Corporate Services (Legal Services) (Closed Session) Report 2015-08 dated October 8, 2015 regarding a proposed or pending disposition of land by the municipality or local board. (Ward 2)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Twinney

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

a) THAT Corporate Services (Legal Services) Closed Session Report 2015-08 dated October 8, 2015 regarding the sale of a portion of Lydia Street, described as Lydia Street Plan 23, designated as Parts 1 to 4, Plan 65R-35842, Town of Newmarket be received;

 

b) AND THAT the recommendations contained within Corporate Services (Legal Services) Closed Session Report 2015-08 dated October 8, 2015 be adopted.

 

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

 


 

29.

Item 3 of the Committee of the Whole (Closed Session) of October 20, 2015 - Joint CAO/Commissioners of Community Services, Corporate Services and Development and Infrastructure Services (Closed Session) Report 2015-54 regarding a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board as per Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001.  (Ward 3)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Vegh

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

a) THAT Joint CAO/Commissioners of Community Services, Corporate Services and Development and Infrastructure Services (Closed Session) Report 2015-54 dated September 14, 2015 regarding the proposed disposition of land be received;

 

b) AND THAT staff proceed as directed.

 

In Favour:

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

Opposed:

Councillor Twinney, Councillor Sponga

(7 in favour, 2 opposed)

 

Carried

 

30.

Committee of the Whole Minutes of October 20, 2015 – New Business, Item b)

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Bisanz

 

 

THAT staff research and advise Council regarding potential municipal regulation of propane tank installation for home heating purposes.

 

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.

Replacement Memorandum from the Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk dated October 26, 2015 regarding Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Hempen

 

 

THAT the replacement Memorandum from the Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk dated October 26, 2015 regarding Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework be received;

 

AND THAT Corporate Policy CAO.1-06 'Corporate Policy Approval Authority Framework' attached as Appendix 'A', be adopted.

 

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

 

By-laws

 

32.

By-laws

 

 

2015-50

A by-law to govern the proceedings of Council and Committee meetings.

 

An amendment to the By-law was presented and discussion ensued.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Sponga

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-50, as amended, 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

 

a)

Councillor Twinney advised that she will be bringing forward a motion to the next scheduled Committee of the Whole meeting to request that staff review and report back on a third party insurance program for residents to insure the water and sewer pipes that run under private property and are not currently covered by the Town, similar to the by-law enacted by the City of Hamilton.

 

Motions

 

None.

 

Announcements & Community Events

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that the Town of Newmarket is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 7:00 p.m. in the Cane A & B rooms. The purpose is to present the challenges our stormwater management system is facing and to seek feedback on financing possibilities to address them. Please attend this open house to learn more and share your thoughts.  For more information please call 905-895-5193.

 

b)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor advised that there will be a meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Ray Twinney Complex to discuss the Regional Express Railway system.

 

c)

Councillor Twinney advised that the 2015 Santa Claus Parade Committee is seeking student volunteers to dress as clowns, elves and costume characters on Saturday November 21, 2015. Students can earn volunteer hours for their participation. For more information please contact Lindsay Burwash at lburwash@newmarket.ca.  The Town is also accepting float applications. To learn more on how you can get involved in this year’s Santa Claus Parade and to download an application, visit www.newmarket.ca/events.  The deadline for float applications is Monday November 9, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

 

d)

Councillor Kerwin advised that the Lions and Lioness of Newmarket have launched their annual Coats for Kids clothing drive. Coats for Kids Newmarket is a free service that provides families with winter apparel, including coats, snowsuits, boots, hats, mitts and scarves. The store is located at 1271 Gorham Street, Unit 8 and is open to the public Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from now through to March, 2016. Donations of new or gently used winter outerwear can also be dropped off during that time.

 


 

e)

Councillor Kerwin advised that Adi Braun will be performing at the Newmarket Theatre on Sunday, November 1, 2015.  The event is sponsored by Visual Performing Arts Newmarket. 

 

f)

Councillor Kerwin advised that he will be hosting a Ward 2 Drop-in at the Newmarket Public Library on October 31, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  An additional drop-in will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Newmarket Public Library.

 

g)

Councillor Vegh invited residents to visit the Elman W. Campbell Museum located at 134 Main Street South on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m. to make a Spooktacular Halloween Craft. This event is fun for children age four to ten years. Admission is $3.00 per child, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call 905-953-5314.

 

h)

Councillor Vegh advised that he will be hosting a Ward 1 Drop-in on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. om the main level at the Magna Centre. 

 

i)

Councillor Hempen reminded residents that winter parking restrictions will be in effect on November 1, 2015 and summarized the rules with respect to parking a vehicle on any roadway. 

 

j)

Councillor Sponga reminded residents that street sweepers are currently sweeping the shoulder lanes to remove leaves and discouraged parking on the street, where possible.

 

k)

Councillor Sponga thanked residents for another successful year for the Farmers’ Market. 

 

l)

Councillor Sponga invited residents to participate in the Urban Hen Pilot Project consultation. A public information session will be held on October 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. The information session will provide an opportunity to learn about the Urban Hen Pilot Project and to ask questions and to provide feedback. Background information on the pilot project is available for review online at www.newmarket.ca/urbanhens  For more information call 905-953-5300 ext. 2206.

 

m)

Councillor Broome-Plumley invited residents to participate in the Discovery and Adventure Night sponsored by Dr. Brian Croppo. Come out for an evening of family fun and discovery on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Drive). Enjoy the changing seasons by making fall themed crafts, pumpkin people creations, listening to country music and tasting sweet treats. Admission is free. Visit www.newmarket.ca/events for more information.

 

n)

Councillor Bisanz advised that the Town of Newmarket is reviewing its Noise By-law. The goal of the review is to consider any changes which may be needed to ensure that the Noise By-law reflects resident and business needs. Residents can submit their feedback by completing a brief survey online at www.newmarket.ca by emailing info@newmarket.ca or calling 905-895-5193. A public meeting will be held at a future date.

 

o)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that a Public Information Session on the Yonge Street and Davis Drive Streetscape Master Plan is being held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. with a presentation at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 395 Mulock Drive. The Regional Municipality of York and the Town of Newmarket are planning for future growth to create high quality streetscapes that blend with the mixed-use, transit-oriented development along the rapidways and this session will provide an opportunity to share your thoughts on the developments of the proposed Streetscape Master Plan which includes design guidelines and an implementation strategy to create a vibrant, active, green corridor with engaging public spaces. For more information, please contact Jason Unger at 905-953-5300 ext. 2452 or Carmen Hui at 905-830-4444 ext. 75272.

 

p)

Mayor Van Bynen advised that the next Council meeting is Monday, November 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

New Business

 

a)

Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor brought forward recommendations for Councillor appointments to the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee and the Elman W. Campbell Museum Board.

 

Moved by:      Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

Seconded by: Councillor Kerwin

 

 

THAT Councillor Sponga be appointed to the Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee;

 

AND THAT Councillor Vegh be appointed to the Elman W. Campbell Museum Board.

 


 

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

 

b)

Councillor Twinney inquired about the installation of illumination or other safety mechanisms at the crosswalk at Water Street.  The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services advised that a report outlining options for that area, including pedestrian signalization, refuge islands and relocation of the crosswalk is intended to be before the Committee of the Whole before the end of the year. 

 

c)

Councillor Twinney inquired about the potential to illuminate the waterfall bridge.  The Commissioner of Development and Infrastructure Services advised that he would look into the matter and report back with associated costs. 

 

d)

Councillor Kerwin advised that the Kanata Festival Plaque has been turned over to the Town and presented the plaque to the Commissioner of Community Services in order to find a new location for it. 

 

Closed Session

 

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

 

Confirmatory By-law

 

33.

Confirmatory By-law.

 

 

2015-51

A By-law to confirm the proceedings of Council - October 26, 2015.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Sponga

 

Seconded by: Councillor Vegh

 

 

THAT By-law 2015-51 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

 

34.

Adjournment.

 

Moved by:      Councillor Kerwin

 

Seconded by: Deputy Mayor & Regional Councillor Taylor

 

 

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

 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.

 

 

Tony Van Bynen, Mayor

 

Andrew Brouwer, Town Clerk