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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

June 27, 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, Schulte, Spatafora,

Councillor:         Taylor, and Wheeler

           

Staff:                Basso, Davidson, Hughes, Hulton, Kurji, Llewellyn-Thomas, Macgregor, Mahoney and Urbanski

 

 

86        DISCLOSURES

(Clause 8 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 6)

 

Mayor Scarpitti declared an interest in Clause 8 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 6 as his brother is employed by Compugen, and he did not participate in the consideration or discussion of or vote on this item.

 

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87        MINUTES

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on May 16, 2013 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Council received the following presentations:

 

88        One Heart Beat

 

William Ho, Founder, One Heart Beat presented information regarding the One Heart Beat movement. This movement has been recognized internationally and aims to share love and hope with needy people of the world through art and relief work.

 

Regional Chair Fisch, Mayor Barrow and Regional Councillor Landon received a painting from Mr. Ho on behalf of the Region.

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council receive the presentation.

Carried 

 

 

89        2013 Run or Walk for Southlake

 

On behalf of Tania Han, Event Assistant, 2013 Run or Walk for Southlake event, Regional Chair Fisch advised that the Town of Aurora won the competition and that all of the other municipalities also contributed greatly to the success of the event. Regional Chair Fisch congratulated Mayor Dawe and all the others who took part in this charitable event.

 

Mayor Dawe congratulated and thanked the residents of York Region for their participation and support of Southlake Hospital.

 

 

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS

           

Council considered the following communications:

 

90        One Heart Beat

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council receive the communication from Mayor Dave Barrow, Town of Richmond Hill, dated May 9, 2013.

Carried

 

 

91        Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the communication from Valerie Shuttleworth, Director, Long Range Planning, dated June 27, 2013, regarding Amendment 2 (2013) to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Carried

 

 

92        Character Community Week

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive the communication from Karen Addison, Executive Director, Character Community Foundation of York Region, dated May 30, 2013, and that Council recognize October 21 – 26, 2013 as Character Community Week.

Carried

 

 

93        Ontario Family Fishing Events

 

It was moved by Mayor Grossi, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase that Council receive the communication from Rachel Pearson, Conservation Outreach Programs Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, dated May 17, 2013, and that Council recognize July 6 - 14, 2013 as Ontario Family Fishing Events.

Carried

 

 

94        2013 Run or Walk for Southlake

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the communication from Tania Han, Event Assistant, 2013 Run or Walk for Southlake event, dated June 21, 2013.

Carried

 

 

95        Caribbean Cultural Month

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Regional Councillor Schulte that Council receive the communication from Shernett Martin, Executive Director, Vaughan African Canadian Association/CariVaughan, dated June 25, 2013 and recognize August 2013 as Caribbean Cultural Month.

Carried

 

 

96        York Regional Police 2012 Annual Report

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive the communication from Mafalda Avellino, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board, dated June 26, 2013, and the attached York Regional Police 2012 Annual Report.

Carried

 

 

97        International Drive – A New Vision for Highway 7

(Clause 7 of Transportation Services Committee Report No. 6)

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council receive the communication from Kimberley Kitteringham, City Clerk, City of Markham, dated June 20, 2013, forwarding a resolution regarding the Renaming of Highway 7 and refer it to consideration of Clause 7 of Transportation Services Committee Report No. 6.

 

Carried

(See Minute No. 100)

 

 

98        2012 Development Charge Bylaw – Development Charge Prepayment Agreements – Requests for Special Consideration

(Clause 6 of Report No. 6 of the Finance and Administration Committee)

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council receive the communication from Joe Zanchin, President, Allegra on Woodstream Inc., dated June 24, 2013, and grant deputant status.

 

Carried

(See Minute Nos. 99 and 100)

 

 

DEPUTATION

 

Council then heard the following deputation:

 

99        2012 Development Charge Bylaw – Development Charge Prepayment Agreements – Requests for Special Consideration

(Clause 6 of  Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 6)

 

Michael Manette, Allegra on Woodstream Inc. regarding Development Charge Bylaw – Prepayment Agreements

 

 It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council receive the deputation and refer it to Clause 6 of Report No. 6 of the Finance and Administration Committee.

Carried

(See Minute No. 100)

 

 

100      COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council resolve itself into Committee of the Whole to consider the following reports:

 

Report No. 1 of the Audit Committee

Report No. 5 of the Community and Health Services Committee

Report No. 1 of the Debenture Committee

Report No. 5 of the Environmental Services Committee

Report No. 6 of the Finance and Administration Committee

Report No. 6 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

Report No. 6 of the Transportation Services Committee

Report No. 1 of the Regional Chair

Report No. 1 of the Chief Administrative Officer

Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Community and Health 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 Audit Committee

 

Report No. 5 of the Community and Health Services Committee

 

Report No. 1 of the Debenture Committee

 

Report No. 5 of the Environmental Services Committee

 

Report No. 6 of the Finance and Administration Committee

           

Clause 6 - 2012 Development Charge Bylaw – Development Charge Prepayment Agreements – Requests for Special Consideration

 

All requests for special consideration referred to in the report dated May 28, 2013 from the Commissioner of Finance were referred back to staff for review and a report back in September 2013.

 

Clause 8 re. Renewal of the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

 

(See Minute No. 86.)

 

Report No. 6 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

Report No. 6 of the Transportation Services Committee

           

Clause 7 – International Drive – A New Vision for Highway 7 was amended to read as follows:

 

3. Deferral of the following report dated June 12, 2013, from the Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning to the October 2013 Transportation Services Committee meeting to allow for the report to be circulated to the Councils of the City of Markham, the Town of Richmond Hill and the City of Vaughan for them to provide their position on the matter, which could include additional names to be considered.

 

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Report No. 1 of the Regional Chair

 

Report No. 1 of the Chief Administrative Officer

 

Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Community and Health Services

 

 

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

Carried

 

           

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101      BYLAWS

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-36

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1195-1999-077 to designate parts of Regional Roads as Community Safety Zones

 

Bylaw No. 2013-37

A bylaw to delegate authority to the Regional Treasurer to establish "clawback" percentages for the 2013 taxation year for the commercial and industrial property classes

 

Bylaw No. 2013-38

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2013-10 to provide for the appointment of a Regional and Deputy Regional Fire Co-ordinator

 

Bylaw No. 2013-39

To stop up and close a portion of Islington Avenue (Y.R. 17) in the City of Vaughan – Islington Avenue (Y.R. 17)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-40

To establish lands as public highways in the City of Markham – 16th Avenue (Y.R. 73)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-41

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. 2013-42

To establish lands as public highway in the Town of Richmond Hill – Bayview Avenue (Y.R. 34)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-43

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2011-67 being a bylaw to delegate certain powers and duties under the Planning Act

 

Bylaw No. 2013-44

To establish lands as public highway in the City of Markham – Woodbine Avenue (Y.R. 8)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-45

To amend Bylaw No. R-629-79-109 to designate through highways – Woodbine Avenue By-pass (Y.R. 8B) and Elgin Mills Road (Y.R. 49)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-46

To amend Bylaw No. R-1102-96-100 to prohibit or regulate parking and stopping on Regional Roads – Woodbine Avenue By-pass (Y.R. 8B)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-47

To amend Bylaw No. R-629-79-109 to authorize the erection of stop signs --16th Avenue (Y.R. 73)

 

Bylaw No. 2013-48

To amend Bylaw No. R-629-79-109 to authorize the erection of stop signs -- Major Mackenzie Drive (Y.R. 25)

 

Carried

           

 

 

MOTIONS

 

102      Council Representation

 

Town of Aurora

 

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

 

WHEREAS to change the composition of council in accordance with sections 218(5) and 218(7) of the Municipal Act a regional council must:

 

a) pass a resolution requesting the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation to authorize the regional council to exercise the power to change the size of council, and

 

b) submit the resolution to the Minister

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

 

1. The Council of The Regional Municipality of York requests the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation that would authorize it to change the size of Regional Council to have one additional member from the Town of Aurora, and

 

2. The change in the size of Regional Council be in place for the 2014 election so as to be in effect on December 1, 2014.

 

A recorded vote on this motion was as follows:

 

For:                  Dawe, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson, Li, Pellegrini, Taylor, Van Bynen, Wheeler (9)

 

Against:            Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Rosati, Scarpitti, Schulte, Spatafora, (11)

Lost

 

 

Town of East Gwillimbury

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Dawe:

 

WHEREAS to change the composition of council in accordance with sections 218(5) and 218(7) of the Municipal Act a regional council must:

 

a) pass a resolution requesting the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation to authorize the regional council to exercise the power to change the size of council, and

 

b) submit the resolution to the Minister

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

 

1. The Council of The Regional Municipality of York requests the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation that would authorize it to change the size of Regional Council to have one additional member from the Town of East Gwillimbury, and

 

2. The change in the size of Regional Council be in place for the 2014 election so as to be in effect on December 1, 2014.

 

A recorded vote on this motion was as follows:

 

For:                  Dawe, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson, Li, Pellegrini, Taylor, Van Bynen, Wheeler (9)

 

Against:            Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Rosati, Scarpitti, Schulte, Spatafora, (11)

Lost

 

 

Township of King

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Dawe:

 

WHEREAS to change the composition of council in accordance with sections 218(5) and 218(7) of the Municipal Act a regional council must:

 

a) pass a resolution requesting the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation to authorize the regional council to exercise the power to change the size of council, and

 

b) submit the resolution to the Minister

 

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

 

1. The Council of The Regional Municipality of York requests the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation that would authorize it to change the size of Regional Council to have one additional member from the Township of King, and

 

2. The change in the size of Regional Council be in place for the 2014 election so as to be in effect on December 1, 2014.

 

A recorded vote on this motion was as follows:

 

For:                  Dawe, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson, Li, Pellegrini, Taylor, Van Bynen, Wheeler (9)

 

Against:            Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Rosati, Scarpitti, Schulte, Spatafora, (11)

Lost

 

 

Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

 

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

 

WHEREAS to change the composition of council in accordance with sections 218(5) and 218(7) of the Municipal Act a regional council must:

 

a) pass a resolution requesting the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation to authorize the regional council to exercise the power to change the size of council, and

 

b) submit the resolution to the Minister

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

 

1. The Council of The Regional Municipality of York requests the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to enact a regulation that would authorize it to change the size of Regional Council to have one additional member from the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, and

 

2. The change in the size of Regional Council be in place for the 2014 election so as to be in effect on December 1, 2014.

 

A recorded vote on this motion was as follows:

 

For:                  Dawe, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson, Li, Pellegrini, Taylor, Van Bynen, Wheeler (9)

 

Against:            Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Rosati, Scarpitti, Schulte, Spatafora, (11)

Lost

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

103      Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning

 

Regional Chair Fisch congratulated Commissioner Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas on her acceptance of a new position as Chief Operating Officer at Toronto Community Housing.  Regional Chair Fisch thanked the Commissioner for her enthusiasm and commitment over the past 5½ years on the Senior Management Team. Highlighted in particular were her leadership skills in handling an additional four branches which were added to her portfolio 1½ years ago and achieving 90% delivery in the roads capital budget.  Regional Chair Fisch wished the Commissioner the very best for the future.

 

Commissioner Llewellyn-Thomas thanked Regional Chair Fisch, Mayor Emmerson, Chair of the Transportation Services Committee, and Council for their support.  She highlighted the achievements of the Transportation and Community Planning Department around traffic operations and capital delivery, as well as benefits from the investments that Regional Council made in equipment on the transit system, helping to achieve a record ridership of over 22 million riders.

 

Commissioner Llewellyn-Thomas also outlined the positive working relationships she had on the Senior Management Team and also thanked her leadership team, specifically indicating her confidence in the appointed Acting Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning, Richard Leary.

 

 

104      Heather Konefat, Director of Community Planning

 

Regional Chair Fisch wished Heather Konefat, Director of Community Planning well in her retirement after working for York Region for the past seven years and for her commitment to work past her official retirement date in order to complete several outstanding projects.  Regional Chair Fisch also recognized the Director's excellent working relationship with the local municipalities and noted their respect for her work.

 

 

105      PRIVATE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, 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 – Rogers Communications Partnership, CTRC – Solicitor-Client

 

2. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee – Purchase of Additional Microsoft Licenses – Security of Property

 

3. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee – Development Charge Bylaw Prepayment Agreements – Solicitor-Client Privilege

 

4. Private Report of the Transportation Services Committee – Cost Recovery of Damages – Highway 427 Pavement - Litigation

 

5. Private Report of the Environmental Services Committee – Source Separated Organic Waste Processing Facility Update – Project 71335 – Land Acquisition and Solicitor-Client Privilege

 

6. Private Report of the Commissioner of Community and Health Services –Staffing – Personal matter about an identifiable individual

 

7. Private Memorandum – Commissioner of Environmental Services – Residual Waste Management Update – Solicitor-Client

 

8. Update on York Regional Police Settlement – Labour Relations

Carried

 

 

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

 

9. Property Matter – City of Vaughan – Solicitor-Client Privilege

Carried

 

 

Council met in Private Session at 1:29 p.m. and reconvened in Council at 3:11 p.m.

 

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

Carried

 

 

106      Rogers Communications Partnership, CTRC

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council adopt the following recommendations in the private report dated June 13, 2013 of the Finance and Administration Committee:

 

1. Regional Council authorize an amending agreement with Rogers Communications Partnership with respect to telecommunications installations on Davis Drive and Highway 7, in settlement of the application made by Rogers to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.

 

2. The Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning be authorized to execute the amending agreement on behalf of the Region, in accordance with the terms set out in this report.

Carried

 

 

107      Purchase of Additional Microsoft Licenses

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council adopt the following recommendations in the private report dated June 13, 2013 of the Finance and Administration Committee:

 

1. Council authorize the Commissioner of Finance to purchase additional Microsoft licenses in the amount of $834,211.98 plus tax from Dell Canada under the Region's current Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.

 

2. The Commissioner of Finance be authorized to execute any document necessary to complete the purchase.

Carried

 

 

108      Development Charge Bylaw Prepayment Agreements

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the private report dated June 13, 2013 of the Finance and Administration Committee.

Carried

 

 

109      Cost Recovery of Damages – Highway 427 Pavement

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council adopt the confidential recommendations in the private report dated June 12, 2013 of the Transportation Services Committee, including that the Regional Solicitor report back to Council.

Carried

 

 

110      Source Separated Organic Waste Processing Facility Update – Project 71335

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase that Council adopt the recommendations in the private report dated June 19, 2013 of the Environmental Services Committee.

Carried

 

111      Staffing Matter

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council adopt the recommendations in the private report dated June 19, 2013 of the Community and Health Services Committee.

Carried

 

 

112      Residual Waste Management Update

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council receive the private memorandum dated June 27, 2013 from the Commissioner of Environmental Services.

Carried

 

 

113      Update on York Regional Police Settlement

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive the private memorandum dated June 26, 2013 and update from the Regional Solicitor.

Carried

 

114      Property Matter – City of Vaughan

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council adopt the private directions to staff.

Carried

 

 

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115      CONFIRMATORY BYLAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-49

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on June 27, 2013.

Carried

 

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 3:16 p.m.

 

 

                       

                       

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Regional Clerk

           

           

 

 

Minutes to be confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on September 26, 2013.

           

           

           

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Regional Chair

 

 
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