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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

January 24, 2013

 

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:         Schulte, Spatafora, Taylor, and Wheeler

           

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

Macgregor, Mahoney, Urbanski and Wilson

 

 

 

 

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1          MINUTES

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on December 13, 2012 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

           

Council considered the following communications:

 

2          Province of Ontario New Child Care Funding Formula and Framework

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council receive the communication dated January 24, 2013 from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services, regarding an Update on the Province of Ontario's New Child Care Funding Formula and Framework.

Carried

 

3          2013 Operating and Capital Budgets

(Clause 1 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 1)

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council receive the communication dated January 17, 2013 from Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance, regarding Attachment 3 to Report No. 1 of the Finance and Administration Committee entitled "2013 Operating and Capital Budgets" and refer it to the consideration of Clause 1 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 1.

Carried

 

4          Property Taxes on Leased Properties

(Clause 2 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 1)

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the communication dated January 21, 2013 from Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance regarding Table 1, Clause 2, Report No. 1 of the Finance and Administration Committee and refer it to the consideration of Clause 2 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 1.

Carried

 

5          Application for Approval to Expropriate Highway 7 West (H2-VMC), VivaNext Project 90991, City of Vaughan

(Commissioner of Corporate Services Report Nos. 1 and 2)

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Wheeler, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the communication dated January 22, 2013 from Jim Davidson, Commissioner of Corporate Services, regarding Report Nos. 1 and 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services, Application for Approval to Expropriate Highway 7 West (H2-VMC Extended) Vivanext Project 90991, City of Vaughan and refer it to the consideration of Report Nos. 1 and 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services. 

Carried

 

6          Proposed Amendment No. 71, 11175 Kennedy Road, Markham

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

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council receive the communication dated January 17, 2013 from Richard Arblaster, Barrister & Solicitor, regarding Proposed Amendment No. 71, 11175 Kennedy Road, Markham and refer it to the consideration of Clause 1 of Planning and Development Committee Report No. 1.

Carried

 

7          Project TRIDENT

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council receive the communication dated January 23, 2013 from Ingrid Hebel, Acting Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board, and authorize York Region to enter into a Proceeds of Crime Front Line Policing Grant Agreement with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for $100,000 under Project TRIDENT.

Carried

 

8          COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

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

 

Report No. 1 of the Finance and Administration Committee

Report No. 1 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

Report No. 1 of the Transportation Services Committee

Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Community and Health Services

Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

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. 1 of the Finance and Administration Committee

           

Clause 1 regarding Operating and Capital Budgets was amended to include a revised Attachment 3.

 

Clause 2 regarding Property Taxes on Leased Properties was amended to include a revised Table 1.

 

Report No. 1 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

Clause 3 Retail Business Holidays Act:  Report on the Findings of the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing and Toronto Consultation was received and referred to the February 6, 2013 meeting of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

The process for Retail Business Holidays Act applications will be considered at the May 23, 2013 Council Education Session/Workshop.

 

Report No. 1 of the Transportation Services Committee

 

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Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Community and Health Services

 

Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

 

Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services was received.

 

Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

 

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

Carried

 

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9          BYLAWS

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-1         

A Bylaw to adopt an Emergency Management Program

 

Bylaw No. 2013-2         

To levy against the lower-tier municipalities on an interim basis the sums of monies required during the year 2013 for the purposes of The Regional Municipality of York

 

Bylaw No. 2013-3         

A Bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2012-48 being a bylaw to acquire certain lands for or in connection with intersection improvements along Highway 7, Town of Richmond Hill and City of Markham

 

Bylaw No. 2013-4         

To amend Bylaw Nos. D-0191-2007-081, D-0192-2007-082 and D-0193-2007-083, to increase, commencing in the year 2013, the amount to be raised for deposit into the relevant retirement fund each year thereafter

 

Bylaw No. 2013-5         

To amend Bylaw Nos. D-0182-2006-095, D-0183-2006-096 and D-0184-2006-097, to increase, commencing in the year 2013, the amount to be raised for deposit into the relevant sinking fund each year thereafter

 

Bylaw No. 2013-6         

To amend Bylaw No. D-142-97-63, to increase, commencing in the year 2013, the amount to be raised for deposit into the relevant retirement fund each year thereafter

 

Bylaw No. 2013-7         

To amend Bylaw Nos. D-0168-2005-046, D-0169-2005-047 and D-0170-2005-048, to increase, commencing in the year 2013, the amount to be raised for deposit into the relevant retirement fund each year thereafter

 

Bylaw No. 2013-8         

To amend Bylaw Nos. D-0185-2007-046, D-0186-2007-047, D-0187-2007-048 and D-0188-2007-049, to increase, commencing in the year 2013, the amount to be raised for deposit into the relevant retirement fund each year thereafter

Carried

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

10        Engineers without Borders

 

Regional Chair Fisch welcomed James Daire Kumwenda, an economist in the Ministry of Water Development and Irrigation in Malawi, and Baba Gibreel, an assistant development planning officer with the Tolon District Assembly in Ghana to the Council meeting. 

These gentlemen are visiting York Region through the program 'Engineers without Borders' to learn about Water and Wastewater Operations, Infrastructure Delivery and Asset Management.  York Region staff will be sharing information on key initiatives and providing tours of operation facilities and construction sites, including the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant and the Southeast Collector Project.

 

11        United Way York Region

 

Regional Chair Fisch thanked all of those who contributed to the United Way of York Region Campaign. They donated time and money towards surpassing the Region's fundraising goal of $400,000 and raised the most ever by Regional staff and York Regional Police − $422,000.

 

York Region and York Regional Police received the Employee Campaign Spirit Award, the Community Spirit Award and the Leadership Giving Spirit Award at the United Way York Region 2012 Celebration Awards held on Thursday, January 17, 2013.

 

In addition, David Szeptycki, Environmental Services Head of Strategy, Liaison and Policy, was honoured with the Douglas E. Lear award as the United Way York Region volunteer of the year. 

 

The United Way York Region wrapped up its annual campaign by raising $8.27 million.

 

Regional Chair Fisch recognized the following staff members for their exceptional contribution towards the Campaign:

 

Deputy Police Chief Tom Carrique, Co-Chair

Commissioner Erin Mahoney, Co-Chair

Lucas Cugalj

Paul Pedersen

David Szeptycki

Lisa Brooks

Saffron Davis

David Sheppard

Sandra Parrinton

Maria Kavanagh

Karen Antonio-Hancock

Masrine Guthrie-Peart

Lina DeMarco

Diane Mei

Angelika Masotti

Claudio Micelli

Sharon Burdette

Allison Bergin 

 

12        Aurora GO Station Disabled Parking

 

Mayor Dawe raised a concern regarding unauthorized users of the disabled parking spots at the Aurora GO Station. The Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning responded that staff would inform Metrolinx of the issue since Metrolinx is responsible for parking at this station.

 

 

13        PRIVATE SESSION

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones 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, Development Charge Rates for Olympian School of Swimming/Fitness - Solicitor-Client Privilege

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:23 a.m. and reconvened in Council at 10:40 a.m.

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council rise and report from Private Session.

Carried

 

14        Development Charge Complaint, Development Charge Rates for Olympian School of Swimming/Fitness

(Clause 10 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 1)

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the private report of the Finance and Administration Committee dated January 10, 2013 as follows:

 

1.     Council dismiss the development charge complaint lodged by Olympian School of Swimming/Fitness.

 

2.     Council authorize staff to defend the development charge complaint at the Ontario Municipal Board should Olympian School of Swimming/Fitness appeal Council's decision.

 

3.     Council authorize the Commissioner of Finance to settle the development charge complaint and execute Minutes of Settlement if appropriate. 

Carried

 

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15        CONFIRMATORY BY-LAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-9         

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on January 24, 2013.

Carried

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 10:42 a.m.

                       

                       

                       

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Regional Clerk

           

           

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on February 21, 2013.

           

           

           

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Regional Chair

 

           

 
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