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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

February 21, 2013

 

Regional Council met at 9:31 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:                          Bevilacqua, Dawe, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson,

Pellegrini and Van Bynen 

           

Regional Councillor:        Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Li, Schulte,

Spatafora, Taylor and Wheeler

           

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

Macgregor, Mahoney and Urbanski

 

 

 

[The following links open the Report page and a .pdf file of the Bylaw]

 

16        DISCLOSURE

 

Acquisition of Land, 2nd Concession, Town of East Gwillimbury

(Clauses 1 and 5.4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 2 and Bylaw 2013-11)

 

Mayor Hackson declared an interest in Clauses 1 and 5.4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 2 and Bill No. 11 (Bylaw 2013-11) as her residence is on the 2nd Concession, and she did not participate in the consideration or discussion of or vote on these items.

 

 

TRIBUTE

 

17        Ronald Moran, Former Regional Councillor

 

Regional Chair Fisch announced with sadness the recent passing of Ronald Moran, former Markham Councillor who was a Regional Councillor from 1974 to 1980 and from 1982 to 1991.

 

Regional Chair Fisch praised former Regional Councillor Moran for his advice, hard work, dedication and fairness. He noted that Regional Councillor Moran chaired and served on the Engineering Committee for several years and also served on the Health and Social Services Committee. He cited Mr. Moran's many achievements in public life − including being instrumental in the approval of a new Regional Administrative Centre, the creation of Markham's Coat of Arms and Motto and the approval of the Highway 400 interchange to Canada's Wonderland.

 

Regional Councillor Landon also paid tribute to Mr. Moran, having worked with him for many years on both Markham and Regional Councils. Regional Councillor Landon noted that former Councillor Moran was known for his yellow newsletter to constituents, his recognition of birthdays, his significant role in the building of Markham's new Civic Centre and the approval of its Coat of Arms, his desire for Markham to become a city (realized this past July) and his special affinity to his family members.

 

Members of Council and all those present in the Council Chambers then joined in a moment of silence in honour of former Regional Councillor Ronald Moran.

 

 

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18        MINUTES

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Schulte, seconded by Regional Councillor Li that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on January 24, 2013 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

           

Council considered the following communications:

 

19        National Access Awareness Week    

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the communication from Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora, Chair, York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee, dated January 24, 2013, and recognize June 2 8, 2013 as National Access Awareness Week.  

Carried

 

20        Red Cross Month

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Wheeler, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council receive the communication from Yash Kapur, Branch Council Chair, Canadian Red Cross, dated January 7, 2013, and recognize March 2013 as Red Cross Month.

Carried

 

 

21        Township of King Official Plan Amendments 73 to 77

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

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Schulte, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council receive the communication from Amber Stewart, Amber Stewart Law, on behalf of York Energy Centre, regarding 'Amendments 73 to 77 to the Official Plan of the Township of King' and refer it to consideration of Clause 2 of Planning and Economic Development Committee Report No. 2.

Carried

 

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22        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

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

 

Report No. 1 of the Community and Health Services Committee

Report No. 1 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

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. 1 of the Community and Health Services Committee

 

Report No. 1 of the Environmental Services Committee

 

Report No. 2 of the Finance and Administration Committee

 

(See Minute No. 16.)

 

Report No. 2 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

Report No. 2 of the Transportation Services Committee

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase that Council adopt the recommendations of the Committee of the Whole.

Carried

 

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23        BYLAWS

 

It was moved by Mayor Grossi, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council introduce and approve certain Bills in the form as noted on the Revised Agenda and enact them as Bylaws.

 

Bylaw No. 2013-10

A Bylaw to approve the appointment of a Regional Fire Co-ordinator and alternates

 

Bylaw No. 2013-12        

To establish public highways parts of Rutherford Road, Leslie Street

 

Bylaw No. 2013-11

To abandon certain lands for or in connection with the widening and reconstruction of 2nd Concession Road (YR 34) from Green Lane East (YR 19) to Doane Road (YR 45), Town of East Gwillimbury

Carried

(See Minute No. 16.)

 

 

24        OTHER BUSINESS

 

Regional Chair Fisch conveyed his condolences and the condolences of Council to Regional Councillor Spatafora on the recent passing of his father.

 

 

25        PRIVATE SESSION

 

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

 

1. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee Expropriation Settlement Widening and Reconstruction of the Ninth Line Project 8578, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville Land Acquisitions

 

2. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee Disposition of Matters Under the Purchasing Bylaw - 2012 Annual Report Litigation

 

3. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee Regional Solicitor Use of Delegated Settlement Authority 2012 Annual Report Litigation

 

4. Private Report of the Community and Health Services Committee Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario Program - Rental Housing Component Allocation Update Security of Property

 

5. Private Report of the Environmental Services Committee Source Separated Organic Waste and Processing Facility Procurement Update, Project 71335 Land Acquisition

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:09 a.m. and reconvened in Council at 11:07 a.m.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Wheeler, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council rise and report from Private Session.

Carried

 

26        Expropriation Settlement Widening and Reconstruction of the Ninth Line Project 8578, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the private report of the Finance and Administration Committee dated February 7, 2013 as amended, as follows:

 

1. Council authorize settlements with respect to the following lands expropriated for the widening and reconstruction of the Ninth Line project, in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, on the terms set out in the private report (January 24, 2013) from the Commissioner of Corporate Services:

 

(a) Parts 1 and 2 on Expropriation Plan YR1695361

 

(b) Part 1 on Expropriation Plan YR1695366

 

2. The Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to complete the transactions in accordance with the terms of the Minutes of Settlement.

Carried

 

 

27        Disposition of Matters under the Purchasing Bylaw - 2012 Annual Report

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Regional Councillor Schulte that Council receive the private report of the Finance and Administration Committee dated February 7, 2013.

Carried

 

28        Regional Solicitor Use of Delegated Settlement Authority 2012 Annual Report

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the private report of the Finance and Administration Committee dated February 7, 2013.

Carried

 

 

29        Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario Program - Rental Housing Component Allocation Update

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council adopt the recommendations in the private report of the Community and Health Services Committee dated February 13, 2013 as follows:

 

1. Council approve the reduced allocation to Belinda's Place by $585,252 under the Canada-Ontario Investing in Affordable Housing Program and replace this amount with Investing in Ontario funds

 

2. Council authorize the transfer of the Contribution Agreement from Ja'Fari Islamic Housing Corporation to Crescent Village Seniors Housing Corporation.

Carried

 

 

30        Source Separated Organic Waste and Processing Facility Procurement Update Project 71335

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Li, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations in the private report of the Environmental Services Committee dated February 13, 2013 as follows:

 

1. Council authorize suspending the Funding Application process and submission of the Business Case Report to Public Private Partnership Canada and develop an alternate procurement strategy for a York-Dufferin Source Separated Organics Facility within the previous approved $46 million project budget.

 

2. Council adopt the confidential directions to staff.

Carried

 

 

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31        CONFIRMATORY BYLAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-13

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on February 21, 2013.

Carried

 

 

 

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

                       

                       

                       

                       

Regional Clerk

           

           

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on March 28, 2013.

           

           

           

                       

Regional Chair

 

           

 

 

 
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