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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

April 19, 2012

 

Regional Council met at 9:30 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, Rosati,

Councillor:         Taylor, and Wheeler

           

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

Mahoney and Urbanski

 

 

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DISCLOSURES

 

48        Ground-Related Housing Demand/Supply Analysis

(Clause 3 of Planning and Economic Development Committee Report No. 4)

 

Regional Councillor Di Biase declared an interest in Clause 3 of Planning and Economic Development Committee Report No. 4 as his children own land in the area covered by ROPA 2, City of Vaughan, given to them by their maternal grandfather, and he did not participate in the consideration, discussion or vote on this item.

 

(See Minute No. 56)

 

 

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49        MINUTES

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on March 22, 2012 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

           

Council considered the following communications:

 

50        National Access Awareness Week

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Wheeler, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the communication dated March 19, 2012 from Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora, Chair of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee, and recognize June 3 to 9, 2012 as National Access Awareness Week.

Carried

 

 

51        National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the media release dated April 11, 2012 from the York Region Gift of Life Association and recognize April 22 to 28, 2012 as National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Week.

Carried

 

 

52        Vector-Borne Disease Program 2011-2012 Annual Update

(Clause 1 of Community and Health Services Committee Report No. 4)

 

James Christie, April 18, 2012, regarding the Vector-Borne Disease Program 2011-2012 Annual Update, and requesting deputant status.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive the communication and grant deputant status.

Carried

 

 

53        Disposition of Land, Part of Lot 10, Concession 3, Town of East Gwillimbury

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

 

Thom Moody, April 18, 2012, regarding the disposition of land, Part of Lot 10, Concession 3, Town of East Gwillimbury and requesting deputant status.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council receive the communication and grant deputant status.

 

Carried

 

 

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DEPUTATION

 

Council then heard the following deputations:

 

54        Vector-Borne Disease Program, 2011-2012 Annual Update 

(Clause 1 of Community and Health Services Committee Report No. 4)

 

James Christie regarding the Vector-Borne Disease Program, 2011-2012 Annual Update.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the deputation.

Carried 

 

 

55        Disposition of Land, Part of Lot 10, Concession 3, Town of East Gwillimbury

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

 

Thom Moody regarding the disposition of land, Part of Lot 10, Concession 3, Town of East Gwillimbury.

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive the deputation and refer Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 4 to consideration in Private Session.

Carried 

 

(See Minute No. 74.)

 

 

56        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

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

 

Report No. 4 of the Community and Health Services Committee

Report No. 4 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

Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

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 with amendments as noted:

 

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Report No. 4 of the Community and Health Services Committee

 

Report No. 4 of the Environmental Services Committee

 

Report No. 4 of the Finance and Administration Committee

 

Clause 4, Disposition of Land, Part of Lot 10, Concession 3, Town of East Gwillimbury, was referred to Council's Private Session for consideration.

 

(See Minute No. 74.)

 

Report No. 4 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

            (See Minute No. 48 in relation to Clause 3.)

 

Report No. 4 of the Transportation Services Committee

 

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Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

 

It was moved by Mayor Grossi, seconded by Regional Councillor Wheeler that Council adopt the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole.

Carried

 

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57        BYLAWS

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2012-20

A bylaw to set and levy the rates of taxation for Regional general purposes for the year 2012

 

Bylaw No. 2012-21        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 1304-2002-106 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Keele Street (Y.R. 6)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-22        

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

 

Bylaw No. 2012-23        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 1306-2002-108 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Woodbine Avenue (Y.R. 8)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-24        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 1315-2002-117 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Islington Avenue (Y.R. 17)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-25        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1319-2002-121 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Major Mackenzie Drive (Y.R. 25)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-26        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 1328-2002-130 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Bathurst Street (Y.R. 38)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-27        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1329-2002-131 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on 15th Sideroad/ Bloomington Road (Y.R. 40)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-28        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 1333-2002-135 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Dufferin Street (Y.R. 53)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-29        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 1341-2002-143 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on 14th Avenue/ Centre Street (Y.R. 71)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-30        

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1351-2002-153 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Rutherford Road/ 16th Avenue (Y.R. 73)

 

Bylaw No. 2012-31        

To establish a public highway - Aurora Road

 

Carried

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

58        Appointment to the National Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Regional Councillor Heath:

 

WHEREAS each municipal member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), having a population of one million or greater, is entitled to one seat on the FCM National Board of Directors, as set out in By-law 1, Article IV, section 4.09 of the FCM By-laws;

 

AND WHEREAS the population of The Regional Municipality of York is now in excess of one million people;

 

AND WHEREAS Town of Richmond Hill and York Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg has represented the Ontario Caucus on the FCM National Board of Directors since June 1997 through election by the Accredited Representatives of the Ontario Municipal Members;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Federation of Canadian Municipalities be advised that the Council of The Regional Municipality of York endorses Town of Richmond Hill and York Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg's appointment to the FCM National Board of Directors as The Regional Municipality of York's representative for 2012-2013.

 

A recorded vote on this motion was held as follows:

 

For:      Barrow, Bevilacqua, Dawe, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson, Pellegrini, Scarpitti,

Van Bynen, Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Li, Rosati, Taylor, Wheeler (18)

 

Against:            (0)

Carried Unanimously

 

 

59        Highway 404 Extension

 

Mayor Grossi informed Council of rumours that Highway 404 will not be open for traffic on December 15, 2012 as promised by the Province. He further indicated that there has been no official comment from the Provincial Minister of Transportation. 

 

The Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning informed Council that she has spoken with senior staff of the Ministry of Transportation who have advised that technical difficulties have caused delays to the construction deadline, which has been revised to approximately mid-2014. 

 

The Commissioner was requested to conduct further research, including more detailed information on the technical difficulties encountered, and to prepare an update for the May 2, 2012 Transportation Services Committee meeting.

 

 

60        Regional Council Workshop - April 26, 2012

 

Council agreed to the introduction of the following motion by a two-thirds majority.

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen, that:

 

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

 

2. The meeting be held in the Seminar Room of the Regional Administrative Centre on Thursday, April 26, 2012 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Carried

 

 

61        York Works Newsletter

 

Regional Chair Fisch drew Council's attention to the Spring 2012 issue of York Works which will be distributed to more than 340,000 residents and businesses in York Region starting this week. York Works contains information on major projects and initiatives undertaken by York Region's Transportation and Community Planning Department and Environmental Services Department.

 

 

62        Best Employer for New Canadians Award

 

Regional Chair Fisch informed Council that York Region is the recipient, once again, of a Best Employer for New Canadians Award.  This national award recognizes Canada's best employers who offer programs that assist new Canadians in transitioning to a new workplace and a new life in Canada.  Regional Chair Fisch offered his congratulations on behalf of Council to staff who continue to foster and support these important community initiatives. 

 

 

63        PRIVATE SESSION

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase that Council convene in Private Session for the purpose of considering the following:

 

1. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee - Development Charge Complaint - Solicitor-Client

 

2. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee - Proposed Settlement of an Expropriation Claim in the Town of Richmond Hill - Litigation

 

3. Private Report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee - York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation Chapter 2 - Sustainable Natural Environment - Litigation and Solicitor Client Privilege

 

4. Private Report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee - York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation - Employment and Retail Policies - Litigation and Solicitor-Client Privilege

 

5. Private Report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee - York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation - Transition Policies - Litigation and Solicitor-Client Privilege

 

6. Private Report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee - York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation - Cultural Heritage, Affordable Housing, Phasing, and Sustainable Buildings - Litigation and Solicitor-Client Privilege

 

7. Private Report of the Environmental Services Committee - Waste Management Strategy - Potential Litigation

 

8. Private Report of the Community and Health Services Committee - Richmond Hill Housing and Community Hub Initiative - Land Acquisition

 

9. Private Report of the Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning and the Regional Solicitor - OMB Matter, Town of Richmond Hill - Litigation and Solicitor-Client Privilege 

 

10. Private Attachment to Report 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services - Expropriation Settlement, Davis Drive VIVA Project 90991, Town of Newmarket - Land Acquisition

 

11.  Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 4 - Disposition of Land, part of Lot 10, Concession 3, Town of East Gwillimbury - Land Disposition

 

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:38 a.m. and reconvened in Council at 11:40 a.m.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Landon, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council rise and report from Private Session.

Carried

 

 

64        Development Charge Complaint - Development Charges Rates for Automotive Dealerships

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Finance and Administration Committee dated April 5, 2012, including:

 

1. Council dismiss the Development Charge complaint lodged by 1475398 Ontario Inc. (Town+Country BMW).

Carried

 

 

65        Proposed Settlement of an Expropriation Claim in the Town of Richmond Hill

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council receive the confidential memorandum from the Executive Director, Corporate and Strategic Planning, dated April 11, 2012, and adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Finance and Administration Committee, dated April 5, 2012, as amended.

Carried

 

 

66        York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation Chapter 2 - Sustainable Natural Environment

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Landon, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council receive the confidential memorandum from the Executive Director, Corporate and Strategic Planning, dated April 11, 2012 and adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee, dated April 4, 2012, as amended, including: 

 

1. Council endorse the proposed policy modifications to Chapter 2 and changes to mapping of the York Region Official Plan 2010 as identified in the confidential attachments to this report.

Carried

 

 

67        York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation - Employment and Retail Policies

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Regional Councillor Wheeler that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee, dated April 4, 2012, including:

 

1. Council endorse the proposed policy modifications related to Employment and Retail of the York Region Official Plan 2010 as identified in the confidential attachments to this report.

Carried

 

68        York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation - Transition Policies

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Li, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee, dated April 4, 2012, including:

 

1. Council endorse the proposed Transition policy modifications of the York Region Official Plan 2010 as identified in the confidential attachments to this report.

Carried

 

69        York Region Official Plan 2010 Update on Ontario Municipal Board Appeals Mediation - Cultural Heritage, Affordable Housing, Phasing and Sustainable Buildings

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee, dated April 4, 2012, including:

 

1. Council endorse the proposed policy modifications related to Cultural Heritage, Affordable Housing, Phasing and Sustainable Buildings of the York Region Official Plan 2010 as identified in the confidential attachments to this report.

Carried

 

 

70        Source Separated Organics Third-Party Contract Strategy

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Regional Councillor Heath that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Environmental Services Committee, dated April 11, 2012.

Carried

 

71        Richmond Hill Housing and Community Hub Initiative

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Community and Health Services Committee, dated April 11, 2012, including:

 

8. Staff be directed to take steps necessary to advance this project and report back to Committee and Council at key milestones in the development of this initiative including reporting back on the most appropriate financial model, rent-geared-to-income/market split, and possible measures to mitigate the impact of operating costs on the tax levy.

Carried

 

 

72        Corsica Developments Inc. - OMB Matter

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning and the Regional Solicitor, dated April 12, 2012, as follows:

 

1. Council authorize the Region's external counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP to execute minutes of settlement with regard to the Ontario Municipal Board appeal by Corsica Developments Inc., substantially in accordance with the terms outlined in this report.

 

2. Council authorize Regional staff to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board regarding this matter, as necessary, to support the Region's position.

Carried

 

 

73        Attachment to Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services - Expropriation Settlement, Davis Drive Viva Project 90991, Town of Newmarket

(Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services)

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the confidential attachment to Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated April 13, 2012.

Carried

 

 

74        Disposition of Land, Part of Lot 10, Concession 3, Town of East Gwillimbury

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

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations contained in Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 4.

Carried

(See Minute No. 56)

 

 

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75        CONFIRMATORY BYLAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2012-32

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on April 19, 2012.

Carried

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 11:47 a.m.

                       

                       

                       

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Regional Clerk

           

           

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on May 17, 2012.

           

           

           

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Regional Chair

 

           

 

 

 
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