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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

February 16, 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, Li, Rosati, Schulte,

Councillor:         Spatafora, and Taylor

           

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

Macgregor, Mahoney and Urbanski

 

 

12        DISCLOSURES

 

Expropriation 2nd Concession, Green Lane to Doane Road

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

 

Mayor Hackson declared an interest in Clause 4 of Finance and Administrative Committee Report No. 2 as she lives on the 2nd Concession, and did not take part in the consideration or discussion of or vote on this clause.

 

 

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13        MINUTES

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meetings held on January 19, 2012 and January 26, 2012 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Council received the following presentations:

 

14        Excellence Canada -- Ontario Accessibility Award

 

Russ Gahan, Vice President, Operations, People Access (a division of Excellence Canada) addressed Council regarding the Excellence Canada -- Ontario Accessibility Award. York Region received the new award in recognition of its excellence in implementing and going beyond legislative requirements pertaining to serving people with disabilities.

 

Mr. Gahan indicated that the award demonstrates the years of dedicated work by Regional Council, the Accessibility Advisory Committee and York Region staff. Their accomplishments include creating a workplace culture of accommodation and inclusion for customers and employees, dedication in searching out, eliminating and preventing barriers to accessibility and educating staff and the public about disabilities and accessibility.  Mr. Gahan noted that the Region is a role model for other organizations to follow.

 

Mr. Gahan presented the award to Regional Chair Fisch, Regional Councillor Spatafora, Chair of the Accessibility Advisory Committee, representatives from the Accessibility Advisory Committee and Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services.

 

 

15        2011 York Region United Way Campaign

 

Regional Chair Fisch announced the results of another very successful United Way employee campaign. Regional staff, together with the York Regional Police, raised more than $381,000 for the United Way in 2011.  This surpassed the Region's goal and represented a 10% increase over the previous year.  The Region was recognized and awarded the United Way's Campaign Spirit award and Community Spirit award for large municipalities.  This is the fifth consecutive year that York Region has received the Community Spirit Award. 

 

York Region has raised $1.9 million over the last decade for the United Way. Together all municipalities in the Region have raised $4.2 million. This is a great accomplishment for the Region and the local municipalities.  Regional Chair Fisch extended thanks to Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer, who served as one of the Campaign Co-Chairs for the Region and to staff for their generous contributions.

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

           

Council considered the following communications:

 

16        Upper York Sewage Solutions Project

(Clause 3 of Environmental Services Committee Report No. 2)

 

Carolyn Lance, Administrative Assistant to the Town Clerk, Town of Georgina, February 14, 2012.

 

It was moved by Mayor Grossi, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive this communication and refer it to staff.

Carried

 

Fernando Lamanna, Deputy Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury, February 6, 2012.

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council receive this communication and refer it to staff.

Carried

 

 

17        Forest Conservation Bylaw Special Permit Application, King Valley Golf Club

(Clause 2 of Environmental Services Committee Report No. 2)

 

Fiona Cowles, Chair, Concerned Citizens of King Township, February 15, 2012.

 

It was moved by Mayor  Pellegrini, seconded by Regional Councillor Heath that Council receive this communication and refer it to consideration of Clause 2 of Environmental Services Committee Report No. 2.

Carried

 

 

18        Doane Road Environmental Assessment Study Update

(Clause 1 of Transportation Services Committee Report No. 2)

 

Melanie Logan, Resident, Queensville, Ontario, February 15, 2012.

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council receive this communication and refer it to consideration of Clause 1 of Transportation Services Committee Report No. 2.

Carried

 

Maureen Farr, Resident, Queesnville, Ontario, February 15, 2012.

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council receive this communication and refer it to consideration of Clause 1 of Transportation Services Committee Report No. 2.

Carried

 

 

19        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

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

 

Report No. 2 of the Community and Health Services Committee

Report No. 2 of the Environmental Services Committee

Report No. 2 of the Finance and Administration Committee

Report No. 2 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

Report No. 2 of the Transportation Services Committee

Report No. 4 of the Debenture Committee

Report No. 1 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. 2 of the Community and Health Services Committee

 

Report No. 2 of the Environmental Services Committee

 

Report No. 2 of the Finance and Administration Committee

 

Clause 4 -- see Minute 12.

 

Report No. 2 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

Report No. 2 of the Transportation Services Committee

 

Clause 3, Renaming of Highway 7 Public Consultation Results, was referred to staff to report back to the Transportation Services Committee on refining the process for renaming Highway 7 following a meeting with Regional Chair Fisch and the Mayors of Markham, Vaughan and Richmond Hill.

 

Clause 4, Community Safety Zone Review in School Areas, was referred to staff for further consideration and a report back to the April 4, 2012 Transportation Services Committee meeting.

 

Report No. 4 of the Debenture Committee

 

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Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council adopt the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole.

Carried

 

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20        BYLAWS

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, 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. 2012-6          

To amend the Assumption Bylaw (Bylaw No. W-1-70-18) - Regional Waterworks System

 

Bylaw No. 2012-7          

To establish a public highway - part of Islington Avenue

 

Bylaw No. 2012-8          

To establish a public highway - part of Major Mackenzie Drive West

 

Bylaw No. 2012-9         

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. 2012-10       

To establish a public highway - part of 14th Avenue

 

Bylaw No. 2012-11       

To amend Bylaw No. R-629-79-109 to designate through highways

 

Bylaw No. 2012-12       

A Bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on part of 14th Avenue (Y.R. 71)

Carried

           

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

21        Opening of Highway 404 Extension

 

Mayor Grossi requested that the Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning  investigate and provide an update on the status of the projected opening of the Highway 404 extension to Ravenshoe Road at the next Transportation Services Committee meeting.

 

 

22        PRIVATE SESSION

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council convene in Private Session for the purpose of considering the following:

 

1. Private Attachment to Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services - Acquisition of Land - Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket - Land Acquisition.

 

2. Private Communication - Purchase of Land - Aurora - Land Acquisition

 

3. Transit Strike and Labour Relations Update - Solicitor-Client and Labour Relations

Carried

 

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:50 a.m. and reconvened in Council at 11:42 a.m.

 

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

Carried

 

 

23        Acquisition of Land - Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket

(Report No 1 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services)

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council receive the private attachment.

Carried

 

 

24        Private Communication - Purchase of Land - Aurora

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council approve the request to purchase land as outlined in the private communication dated February 15, 2012.

Carried

 

 

25        Private Update - Transit Strike and Labour Relations

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Regional Councillor Heath that Council receive the private update on the transit strike and labour relations issues. 

Carried

 

 

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26        CONFIRMATORY BYLAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2012-13        

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on February 16, 2012.

Carried

 

 

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m.

                       

                       

Denis Kelly                   

Regional Clerk

           

           

 

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on March 22, 2012.

           

           

           

Bill Fisch        

Regional Chair

 

 
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