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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

April 18, 2013

 

Regional Council met at 9:32 a.m. in the Council Chambers, York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, with Regional Chair Fisch presiding.

 

The following were present at this Meeting:

 

 

Mayor:              Barrow, Bevilacqua, Dawe, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson,

Pellegrini, Scarpitti and Van Bynen 

           

Regional            Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Li, Schulte, Spatafora,

Councillor:         Taylor and Wheeler

           

Staff:                Davidson, Hughes, Hulton, Kurji, Lindeblom, Llewellyn-Thomas,

Macgregor, Mahoney and Urbanski

 

 

 

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51        MINUTES

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on March 28, 2013 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Council received the following presentations:

 

52        Policy Option Project Delegation from the People's Republic of China

 

Regional Chairman Fisch, on behalf of Council, welcomed members of a delegation from the People's Republic of China who were visiting various agencies and levels of government to learn first-hand from Canada's policy makers, practitioners and experts.

 

The Canadian International Development Agency and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce are implementing the Policy Options Project in China which will help strengthen how Chinese local governments formulate and implement policies to improve the protection rights of ethnic minorities and marginalized groups. The group of delegates was visiting York Region to learn specifically about the Region's Local Immigration Partnership initiative.

 

 

53        Seneca College Strategic Plan

 

David Agnew, President, Seneca College, provided Council with an update on Seneca's recently-launched Strategic Plan. This plan focuses on expanding Seneca's programs and facilities, building more flexible ways of learning and preparing students for future employment.

 

Mr. Agnew provided information on the various York Region campuses and future expansion plans. He noted the alignment with York Region's Economic Development Action Plan. Mr. Agnew also indicated that Seneca has had a relationship with York Region for more than 40 years, has about 8,000 students from the Region and has had more than 2,000 co-op placements with about 125 York Region companies since 2003.

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Scarpitti that Council receive the presentation.

Carried

 

 

54        Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Update

 

Board Member Scott Cole and Toby Lennox, Vice President of Strategy Development and Stakeholder Relations, provided the annual update on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).

 

The presentation focused on Pearson International Airport, the second-fastest growing hub in North America. It highlighted that in 2013 passenger traffic is forecasted to increase by over 4% to approximately 36.5 million passengers. By 2018, it is expected that this number will increase to 42 million passengers.

 

The GTAA employs approximately 3,500 York Region residents. It has been working with York Region's Economic Development branch towards the goal of increasing economic growth in York Region. A new economic development study will quantify the non-aviation benefits to York Region.

 

It was moved by Mayor Grossi, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the presentation.

Carried

 

 

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55        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council resolve itself into Committee of the Whole to consider the following reports:

 

Report No. 3 of the Community and Health Services Committee

Report No. 3 of the Environmental Services Committee

Report No. 4 of the Finance and Administration Committee

Report No. 4 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

Report No. 4 of the Transportation Services Committee

Carried

 

Regional Chair Fisch chaired the Committee of the Whole.

 

The Committee of the Whole rose and recommended that Council adopt the recommendations in the following reports:

 

Report No. 3 of the Community and Health Services Committee

 

Report No. 3 of the Environmental Services Committee

 

Report No. 4 of the Finance and Administration Committee

 

Clause 2 regarding the 2013 2016 Property Tax Ratio Policy see Minute No. 56 for recorded vote.

 

Report No. 4 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

Clause 1, 2197088 Ontario Inc. operating as Food Mart Located at 5221 Highway 7 East Retail Business Holidays Act Application for Exemption see Minute No. 57 for recorded vote.

 

Clause 2, T&T Supermarket Inc. locations at 8339 Kennedy Road and 7070 Warden Avenue Retail Business Holidays Act Applications for Exemption see Minute No. 58 for recorded vote.

 

Report No. 4 of the Transportation Services Committee

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council adopt the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole with the exception of the items for which recorded votes were requested by Members of Council.

Carried

 

(See Minutes No. 56, 57 and 58.)

 

 

 

56        2013 2016 Property Tax Ratio Policy

(Clause 2 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 4)

 

A recorded vote on the adoption of the recommendations in Clause 2 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 4, pertaining to the establishment of property tax ratios for the taxation years 2013 to 2016 was as follows:

 

For:                  Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Emmerson, Heath, Hogg, Pellegrini,

Schulte, Spatafora, Taylor, Van Bynen (11)

 

Against:             Dawe, Grossi, Jones, Landon, Li, Scarpitti (6)

 

Carried

 

(See Minute No. 59 and Bylaw No. 2013-19.)

 

 

57        2197088 Ontario Inc. Operating as Foody Mart Located at 5221 Highway 7 East Retail Business Holidays Act Application for Exemption

(Clause 1 of  Planning and Economic Development Committee Report No. 4)

 

A recorded vote on the adoption of the recommendations in Clause 1 of Planning and Economic Development Report No. 4, as they pertain to the granting of an exemption to permit 2197088 Ontario Inc. operating as Foody Mart located at 5221 Highway 7 East to remain open on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, and Thanksgiving Day between 9 a.m. and 12 midnight pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act, was as follows:

 

For:                  Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Emmerson, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon,

Li, Pellegrini, Schulte, Taylor, Van Bynen (13)

 

Against:             Dawe, Grossi, Scarpitti, Spatafora (4)

Carried

 

 

58        T&T Supermarket Inc. Locations at 8339 Kennedy Road and 7070 Warden Avenue Retail Business Holidays Act Applications for Exemption

(Clause 2 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee Report No. 4)

 

A recorded vote on the adoption of the recommendations in Clause 2 of Planning and Economic Development Report No. 4, as they pertain to the granting of an exemption to permit:

 

a) T&T Supermarket Inc. location at 8339 Kennedy Road to remain open on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, and Thanksgiving Day between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. and

b) T & T Supermarket Inc. location at 7070 Warden Avenue location to remain open on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, and Thanksgiving Day between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

 

was as follows:

 

For:                  Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Emmerson, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon,

Li, Pellegrini, Schulte, Taylor, Van Bynen (13)

 

Against:            Dawe, Grossi, Scarpitti, Spatafora (4)

Carried

 

 

[The following links open .pdf files of the Bylaws]

 

59        BYLAWS

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Li, seconded by Regional Councillor Schulte that Council introduce and approve certain Bills in the form as noted on the Revised Agenda and enact them as Bylaws.

 

Bylaw No. 2013-17        

A Bylaw to establish charges for the uniform water service rate

 

Bylaw No. 2013-18        

A Bylaw to establish charges for the uniform wastewater service rate

 

Bylaw No. 2013-19        

A Bylaw to establish tax ratios and to specify the percentage by which tax rates are to be reduced for prescribed property subclasses for 2013

 

Bylaw No. 2013-20        

A Bylaw to set and levy the rates of taxation for Regional general purposes for the year 2013

 

Bylaw No. 2013-21

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-393-76-66 respecting turning movements on Regional Roads

 

Bylaw No. 2013-22        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1305-2002-107 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Highway 7 (Y.R. 7)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-23        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R- 1327-2002-129 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Bayview Avenue/Prospect Street  (Y.R. 34)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-24

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1331-2002-133 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Elgin Mills Road/Nashville Road/Teston Road (Y.R. 49)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-25       

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1337-2002-139 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Warden Avenue (Y.R. 65)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-26        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1339-2002-141 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Markham Road (Y.R. 68)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-27        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. LI-8-95-76 to permit retail business establishments to be open on holiday − Foody Mart, 5221 Highway 7 East, Markham

 

Bylaw No. 2013-28        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. LI-8-95-76 to permit retail business establishments to be open on holidays T & T Supermarket Inc., 8339 Kennedy Road and 7070 Warden Avenue, Markham

 

Bylaw No. 2013-29        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2009-23 being a bylaw to designate lanes on regional roads for the exclusive use of certain classes of vehicles

 

            Carried

           

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

60        Retail Business Holidays Act Letter to Province

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Schulte, seconded by Mayor Dawe that the Regional Chair send a letter to the Minister of Consumer Services requesting a review of the Retail Business Holidays Act, particularly in light of the Ontario Municipal Board decision relating to Bramalea City Centre.

Carried

 

 

61        Federation of Canadian Municipalities' National Board of Directors

 

Regional Chair Fisch, on behalf of Council, thanked Regional Councillor Hogg for her 17 years of service as an Ontario Caucus member for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Board of Directors.

 

The Regional Chair advised that he would be making the appointment to replace Regional Councillor Hogg and requested that any Members of Council interested in being appointed advise him by mid-May, 2013.

 

 

MOTION

 

62        Council Education Session, April 25, 2013

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Dawe that:

 

1. Regional Council hold a meeting that is closed to the public pursuant to section 239 (3.1) of the Municipal Act for the purpose of educating its Members on matters pertaining to representation on Regional Council. 

 

2. The meeting be held in the Seminar Room of the Regional Administrative Centre on Thursday, April 25, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m.

Carried

 

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63        CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council enact the following bylaw to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council.

 

Bylaw No. 2013-30        

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on April 18, 2013.

Carried

 

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

                       

                       

                       

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Regional Clerk

           

           

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on May16, 2013.

           

           

                       

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Regional Chair

 

 
 
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