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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

March 28, 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,

Scarpitti and Van Bynen 

           

Regional            Di Biase, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Li, Rosati,

Councillor:         Schulte, Taylor and Wheeler

           

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

Macgregor, Mahoney, Urbanski and Wilson

 

 

 

32        DISCLOSURES

(Clauses 2, 3 and 6 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 3)

 

Mayor Hackson declared an interest in Clauses 2, 3 and 6 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 3 as her residence is on the 2nd Concession, and she did not participate in the consideration or discussion of, or vote on these items.

 

 

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33        MINUTES

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Wheeler, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on February 21, 2013 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

 

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COMMUNICATIONS

           

Council considered the following communications:

 

34        Police Services Board Records Classification and Retention Schedule

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council receive the communication from Ingrid Hebel, Acting Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board, dated March 6, 2013, regarding 'Records Classification and Retention Schedule', adopted at the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board meeting on February 20, 2013, and approve the request to enact a Records Retention Bylaw under section 255 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Carried

 

(See Bylaw No. 2013-15.)

 

35        Girl's Rights Week

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Regional Councillor Schulte that Council receive the communication from Amber McLellan, Program Administrator,  Girls Incorporated of York Region, dated February 2013, and recognize April 29 to May 3, 2013 as Girl's Rights Week.

Carried

 

36        Food Waste Grinders

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

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the following communications and refer them to consideration of Clause 2 of the Environmental Services Committee Report No. 2.

 

Robert Onorati, Vice President of Purchasing Low Rise & High Rise, Aspen Ridge Homes, dated March 8, 2013

 

Tony Muto, President, Marli Mechanical Ltd., dated March 8, 2013

 

John Presta, Director, Environmental Services, Durham Region, dated March 19, 2013

 

Carried

 

 

37        World Autism Awareness Day

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the communication from Sarah Shaw Dougald, Chapter Manager, Autism Ontario York Region, dated March 22, 2013, and recognize April 2, 2013 as World Autism Awareness Day.

Carried

 

 

38        CARITAS Month

 

It was moved by Mayor Grossi, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the communication from Tullio Orlando, Executive Director, CARITAS, dated March 7, 2013, and recognize April 2013 as CARITAS Month.

Carried

 

39        Hospital Funding Agreement Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

(Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 3)

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council receive the communication from Rose Savage, dated March 28, 2013, and refer it to consideration of Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 3.

Carried

 

 

40        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase 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. 3 of the Finance and Administration Committee

Report No. 3 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

Report No. 3 of the Transportation Services Committee

Report No. 3 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Finance

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. 3 of the Finance and Administration Committee

 

Clause 4 Hospital Funding Agreement Advance of Funds for Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital was referred to Private Session for consideration.

 

(See Minute No. 48)

 

Report No. 3 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

Report No. 3 of the Transportation Services Committee

 

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Report No. 3 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services

 

Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Finance

 

Attachment 5 amended to show Regional Councillor Wheeler's 2012 expenses as a member of the Police Services Board as $36.04.

 

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

Carried

 

 

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41        BYLAWS

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-14

To establish a public highway Bayview Avenue, Lloydtown/Aurora Road

           

Bylaw No. 2013-15

A bylaw to establish retention periods for records of The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board

              

Carried

           

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

42        Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award

 

Regional Councillor Hogg indicated that she was honoured to receive the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.  Regional Chair Fisch congratulated her and all the Members of Council who have received this Award.

 

43        New Apartment Construction Symposium 2013 May 7 and 8, 2013

 

Regional Councillor Taylor advised Council of the New Apartment Construction Symposium at Pearson Convention Centre on May 7 and 8, 2013, and specifically highlighted May 8, 2013 as focusing on Purpose Built Rental Apartments, relating to a major focus of the Human Services Planning Board.

 

44        Mayor Emmerson

 

Regional Chair Fisch congratulated Mayor Emmerson on the birth of his grandson, Scott Wayne.

 

 

45        PRIVATE SESSION

 

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

 

1. Private Report of the Community and Health Services Committee York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Membership Personal Matter about an Identifiable Individual

 

2. Private Report of the Community and Health Services Committee New Lease for Early Intervention Services, Markham Land Acquisition

 

3. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee Hospital Funding MOU and Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No.3 Hospital Funding Agreement Advance of Funds for Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital Solicitor-Client

 

4. Private Attachment to Report No. 3 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services Acquisition of Land Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension 407 Station Project 90996, City of Vaughan Land Acquisition

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:02 a.m. and reconvened in Council at 11:18 a.m.

 

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

Carried

 

46        York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee Membership

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase that Council adopt the recommendation contained in the private report of the Community and Health Services Committee dated March 20, 2013, as amended, as follows:

 

1. Council waive the Terms of Reference of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee and approve the continued appointment of Donna Hardaker to that Committee for the remainder of the 2011-2014 term.

Carried

 

47        New Lease for Early Intervention Services, Markham

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council adopt the recommendations contained in the private report of the Community and Health Services Committee dated March 20, 2013, as follows:

 

1. Council authorize an eight-year lease, commencing October 1, 2013, for Early Intervention Services, located at 9275 Highway 48, Markham. The all-in-cost of the lease for the eight-year term is $2,961,462 including leasehold improvements, plus HST, consisting of 8,859 square feet of ground floor retail space and 1,543 square feet of second floor office for a total of 10,402 square feet.

 

2. The Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to sign a Lease Agreement with 1302597 Ontario Inc., subject to review by Legal Services and the Treasurer.

 

3. The Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to exercise the renewal option to extend the term of the Lease for an additional period of up to five years at fair market rents, subject to review by Legal Services and the Treasurer.

 

4. The Region sublet 2,000 square feet to Markham Stouffville Hospital for an estimated total sublease revenue of $422,292, plus HST, throughout the eight-year term.

 

5. Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to sign the sublease for 2,000 square feet of space to Markham Stouffville Hospital, subject to review by Legal Services and the Treasurer.

 

A recorded vote on this motion was as follows:

 

For:                  Bevilacqua, Dawe, Di Biase, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson, Hogg, Jones, Landon,  Pellegrini, Rosati, Scarpitti, Schulte, Taylor, Van Bynen, Wheeler (16)

 

Against:            Heath, Li (2)

Carried

 

 

48       Hospital Funding Memorandum of Understanding and Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No.3 Hospital Funding Agreement Advance of Funds for Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase that Council adopt the recommendations in Clause 4 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 3, receive the private memorandum of the Chief Administrative Officer dated March 7, 2013 and adopt the private direction to staff.

Carried

 

 

49        Private Attachment Acquisition of Land Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension 407 Station City of Vaughan

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the private attachment to Report No. 3 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services dated March 28, 2013.

Carried

 

 

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50        CONFIRMATORY BYLAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No.  2013-16

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on March 28, 2013.

Carried

 

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 11:24 a.m.

                       

                       

                       

Dennis Kelly

Regional Clerk

           

           

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on April 18, 2013.

           

           

           

Bill Fisch

Regional Chair

 
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