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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

May 16, 2013

 

Regional Council met at 9:35 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,

Scarpitti and Van Bynen 

           

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

Spatafora, Taylor, and Wheeler

           

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

Macgregor, Mahoney and Urbanski

 

 

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64        MINUTES

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on April 18, 2013 in the form supplied to the Members.

 

Carried

 

PRESENTATION

 

Council heard the following presentation:

 

65        Special Olympics Day

 

York Regional Police Deputy Chief Tom Carrique, Vice Chair of the 2013 Special Olympics Ontario Summer Games, provided an update on the Games. He was joined by Mathew Nighswander, a member of the Newmarket Ringers Floor Hockey team that won a silver medal at the Special Olympics World Games in South Korea this year. Mathew, who is a resident of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, will participate in the 2013 Summer Games as a member of the Newmarket softball team. He was also joined by Karen Richards, Games Manager.

 

The Special Olympics Ontario Summer Games are taking place in York Region from July 11 to 14, 2013. At least one event will be hosted in each of the nine municipalities in York Region.

 

Today, the Region is celebrating Special Olympics Day to recognize the athletes, coaches and volunteers who make this event possible.

 

Deputy Chief Tom Carrique thanked Regional Council for its support of the Games and especially thanked Regional Chair Fisch for both his leadership as a Co-Chair of the Games and his fundraising efforts.

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the presentation.

Carried

 

 

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

 

COMMUNICATIONS

           

Council considered the following communications:

 

 

66        English as a Second Language Week

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the communication from Sheila Nicholas, Chair, Teachers of English as a Second Language Association of Ontario, dated April 23, 2013, and recognize October 24 to 26 as "English as a Second Language Week" in York Region.

Carried

 

67        York Region Pride Week

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the communication from Linda Keith, President, PFLAG Canada on behalf of the York Pride Fest Committee, dated April 19, 2013, and recognize June 15 to 23, 2013 as York Region Pride Week.

 

Carried

68        Regional Council Representation

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the communication from Fernando Lamanna, Municipal Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury, dated May 9, 2013, forwarding a resolution adopted by the Town of East Gwillimbury on May 6, 2013, requesting that Regional Council add one member from the Town of East Gwillimbury effective December 1, 2014.

Carried

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council receive the communication from Kathryn Smyth, Clerk, Township of King, dated May 7, 2013, forwarding a resolution adopted by the Township of King on May 6, 2013, requesting that Regional Council add one member from the Township of King effective December 1, 2014.

Carried

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the communication from Michelle Kennedy, Town Clerk, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, dated May 8, 2013, forwarding a resolution adopted by the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville on May 7, 2013, requesting that Regional Council add one member from the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville effective December 1, 2014.

Carried

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the communication from John Leach, Director of Customer and Legislative Services/Town Clerk, Town of Aurora, dated May 15, 2013, forwarding a resolution adopted by the Town of Aurora on May 14, 2013, requesting that Regional Council add one member from the Town of Aurora effective December 1, 2014.

Carried

 

(See Minute No. 75)

 

 

69        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

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

 

Report No. 4 of the Community and Health Services Committee

Report No. 4 of the Environmental Services Committee     

Report No. 5 of the Finance and Administration Committee

Report No. 5 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

Report No. 5 of the Transportation Services Committee

Carried

 

Regional Chair Fisch chaired the Committee of the Whole.

 

[The following links open the Report pages]

 

The Committee of the Whole rose and recommended that Council adopt the recommendations in the following reports with amendments as noted:

 

Report No. 4 of the Community and Health Services Committee

 

Clause 2 - York Region Response to Coroner's Jury Recommendations – amended to include the following additional recommendation:

2.  The Regional Clerk circulate this report to the local municipalities.

 

Report No. 4 of the Environmental Services Committee

 

Clause 4 - Upper York Sewage Solutions Project Update - Project 74270 – Recommendation 2 was amended to read as follows:

 

2. Staff are requested to provide details on mitigation options and possible solutions regarding impacts to the East Holland River ice formation at the treated water discharge outfall.

 

(See also Minute No. 70 for additional amendment)

 

Report No. 5 of the Finance and Administration Committee

 

Clause 9 - Metrolinx Investment Strategy Short List of Revenue Tools - See Minute No. 71 for recorded vote.

 

Report No. 5 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee

 

Report No. 5 of the Transportation Services Committee

 

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

Carried

 

 

70        Upper York Sewage Solutions Project Update - Project 74270

(Clause 4 of Environmental Services Committee Report No. 4)

 

It was moved by Mayor Grossi, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Clause 4 of Environmental Services Committee Report No. 4 be further amended to provide for a direction to staff to hold an additional open house and public meeting in the Town of Georgina.

 

Carried

 

71        Metrolinx Investment Strategy Short List of Revenue Tools

(Clause 9 of Finance and Administration Committee Report No. 5)

 

Regional Councillor Taylor had moved the following amendment in Committee of the Whole to the recommendations contained in Clause 9 of the Finance and Administrative Committee Report No. 5:

 

1. That the Council of The Regional Municipality of York supports in principle the implementation of significant new dedicated revenue tools in the Province of Ontario;

 

2. That Metrolinx and the Province of Ontario not include property tax as one of the revenue tool options; and

 

3. That the Regional Municipality of York calls on Metrolinx and the provincial government and all provincial parties to take a clear position on the appropriate revenue tools as soon as possible.

 

A recorded vote on the adoption of this amendment was as follows:

 

For:                  Barrow, Bevilacqua, Di Biase, Grossi, Scarpitti, Schulte,

Spatafora, Taylor, Van Bynen (9)

 

Against:            Dawe, Emmerson, Hackson, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon,

Li, Rosati, Wheeler (10)

 

Lost

There followed a vote on the recommendations contained in Clause 9 of the Finance and Administrative Committee Report No. 5 which was carried.

 

 

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72        BYLAWS

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-33        

A bylaw to amend Bylaw 2010-28 for the provision of municipal housing facilities

 

Bylaw No. 2013-34        

To acquire certain lands for or in connection with the widening and reconstruction of Highway 7, in the City of Vaughan

           

Carried

 

MOTIONS

 

73        Council Education Session, May 23, 2013

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Barrow that:

 

1. Regional Council hold a meeting that is closed to the public pursuant to section 239 (3.1) of the Municipal Act pertaining to the Retail Business Holidays Act.

 

2. The meeting be held in the Seminar Room of the Regional Administrative Centre on Thursday, May 23, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Carried

 

 

74        Regional Council Representation

(Deferred from Regional Council's meeting of October 18, 2012—See Minute No. 168.)

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Mayor Scarpitti that:

 

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 City of Vaughan, 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:                 Barrow, Bevilacqua, Dawe, Di Biase, Emmerson, Grossi, Hackson, Heath, Hogg, Jones, Landon, Li, Rosati, Scarpitti, Schulte,

                       Spatafora, Taylor, Van Bynen, Wheeler (19)

 

Against:            (0)

Carried Unanimously

 

 

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75        NOTICE OF MOTIONS

 

The following Notices of Motion will be considered by Regional Council at its June 27, 2013 meeting:

 

Notice of Motion from Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Dawe, to change the size of Regional Council to add one (1) additional member from the Town of East Gwillimbury

 

Notice of Motion from Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Dawe, to change the size of Regional Council to add one (1) additional member from the Township of King

 

Notice of Motion from Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Dawe, to change the size of Regional Council to add one (1) additional member from the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

 

Notice of Motion from Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Emmerson, to change the size of Regional Council to add one (1) additional member from the Town of Aurora

(Introduction of the Notice of Motion from Mayor Dawe, which was not on the Regular Agenda, carried by a two-thirds majority vote.)  

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

76        Appointment to the National Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Regional Councillor Schulte:

 

That Regional Council authorize Regional Councillor Brenda Hogg to be re-appointed as the Region's representative on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Carried

 

77        Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit Changes

 

The issue of changes to the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit introduced in the Federal Budget, especially their impact on call centres, was referred to staff to report back on the impact of the changes.

 

78        Appointments to Food Waste Grinder Sub-Committee

 

The Regional Chair notified Council of the following appointments to the Food Waste Grinder Sub-Committee of the Environmental Services Committee:

 

Mayor Dawe

Mayor Pellegrini

Regional Councillor Heath

Regional Councillor Li

Regional Councillor Schulte

 

 

79        Highway 7 Renaming

 

The Regional Chair notified Council that a recommendation to rename Highway 7 to International Drive will be presented to the Transportation Services Committee for consideration at an upcoming meeting.

 

 

80        PRIVATE SESSION

 

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

 

1. Private Report of the Finance and Administration Committee – Lease Extension for Office Space - City of Vaughan – Land Acquisition

 

2. Private Report of the Planning and Economic Development Committee – Tesmar Holdings Inc., Ontario Municipal Board Matter – Litigation and Solicitor-Client Privilege

 

3. Private Report of the Environmental Services Committee - Residual Waste Management Update – Solicitor-Client Privilege

 

4. Private Memorandum of the Environmental Services Committee – Wastewater Update – Solicitor-Client Privilege

Carried

 

 

Council met in Private Session at 12:14 p.m. and reconvened in Council at 12:35 p.m.

 

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

Carried

 

 

81        Lease Extension for Office Space - City of Vaughan

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council adopt the following recommendations, as amended, in the private report dated May 2, 2013 of the Finance and Administration Committee:

 

1. Council authorize a one (1) year lease extension, effective October 1, 2013, for the Community and Health Services Department office located at 3901 Highway 7, in the City of Vaughan. The annual all-in-cost of the lease is $376,477.50, plus HST, consisting of 5,710 square feet of second floor office space and 9,440 square feet of fifth floor office space for a total of 15,150 square feet.

 

2. The Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to sign a Lease Extension Agreement with Gallu Construction 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 one year, subject to review by Legal Services and the Treasurer.

Carried

 

82        Tesmar Holdings Inc., Ontario Municipal Board Matter

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Schulte, seconded by Mayor Scarpitti that Council adopt the following recommendations in the private report dated May 1, 2013 of the Planning and Economic Development Committee:

 

1. In the event a settlement is reached through mediation, the Regional Solicitor or designate be authorized to execute minutes of settlement in Tesmar Holdings Inc.'s ("Tesmar") appeals before the Ontario Municipal Board ("OMB") concerning its property at the corner of Jane Street and Riverrock Gate in the City of Vaughan, in accordance with Council's decision in this matter, dated June 28, 2012; and

 

2. If a settlement is not reached, the Region's external counsel and external planner appear at the OMB in support of Council's position that the subject lands be designated high rise, mixed-use.

Carried

 

83        Residual Waste Management Update

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Regional Councillor Landon that Council adopt the following:

 

1. That confidential recommendation 1 be deferred;

 

2. That confidential recommendations 2 to 4 be adopted; and

 

3. The Commissioner report back to Council in Fall 2013 on the status of the residual waste management contract and any agreements entered into by the Commissioner pursuant to the authority delegated by Council.

Carried

 

84        Wastewater Update

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive the confidential memorandum from Senior Counsel, Environmental Law, dated May 8, 2013.

 

Carried

 

 

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85        CONFIRMATORY BYLAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-35        

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on May 16, 2013.

Carried

 

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 12:38 p.m.

                       

                       

                       

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Regional Clerk

           

           

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on June 27, 2013.

           

           

           

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Regional Chair

 

 
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