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COUNCIL

 

OF

 

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK

 

 

October 17, 2013

 

 

 

Regional Council met at 9:33 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 Councillor:        Di Biase, Heath, Jones, Landon, Li, Rosati, Schulte, Spatafora, Taylor and Wheeler

           

Staff:                            Basso, Davidson, Hughes, Hulton, Kurji, Leary, Macgregor, Mahoney and Urbanski

 

 

130      MINUTES

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Mayor Emmerson that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on September 26, 2013 in the form supplied to the Members.

 Carried

 

            DEPUTATION

           

Council heard the following deputation:

 

131      United Way of York Region 2013 Campaign

 

Daniele Zanotti, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of York Region, provided an update to Council on the United Way of York Region's 2013 Campaign. The United Way of York Region has made an investment in multi-year funding with the launch of a three-year campaign to raise $30 million. The campaign goal is to improve access to local support so every neighbourhood in York Region can benefit from better health, higher educational achievement and better economic growth.

 

Daniele Zanotti indicated to Council that October 21-25, 2013 is United Way Week, with celebrations scheduled to take place in every neighbourhood across York Region.

 

Regional Chair Fisch advised that The Regional Municipality of York and York Regional Police are confident of reaching this year's staff fundraising goal of $425,000 in support of the United Way of York Region's 2013 Campaign. He added that the 10 municipalities in York Region will likely collectively raise about $1 million in support of the Campaign this year.

 

Regional Chair Fisch thanked the United Way staff and the thousands of volunteers and financial donors who over the years have supported the United Way's goal to help those in need within our community.

 

It was moved by Mayor Emmerson, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council receive the deputation.

Carried

 

            COMMUNICATION

           

Council considered the following communication:

 

132     Toastmasters Month October 2013

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the communication from Josh Reis, Vice President, TROY Toastmasters, dated October 8, 2013 and that Council recognize the month of October 2013 as Toastmasters Month.

Carried

 

            REPORTS

 

133     

It was moved by Regional Councillor Landon, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council adopt the recommendations in the following report:

 

Report No. 3 of Committee of the Whole

Carried

 

134     

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council adopt the recommendations in the following report with amendments as noted:

 

Report No. 4 of Committee of the Whole

 

Clause 4 - Investment Policy Update amended to include the following additional recommendation:

 

4.That staff be directed to include information on any investments managed on behalf of other municipalities in their annual investment report to Council.

Carried

 

135    

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the following report:

 

Report No. 2 of the Debenture Committee

Carried

           

 

136     

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council adopt the recommendations in the following report:

 

Report No. 2 of the Audit Committee

Carried

           

 

137      BYLAWS

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-78       

A bylaw to stop up and close a portion of Bathurst Street (Y.R. 38) in the Town of Newmarket

 

Bylaw No. 2013-79       

A bylaw to adopt Amendment No. 5 to the Official Plan for The Regional Municipality of York

 

Bylaw No. 2013-80       

A bylaw to acquire certain lands for or in connection with the widening and reconstruction of Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket

 

Bylaw No. 2013-81       

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1017-93-112 to prohibit heavy trucks on Regional Roads

 

Bylaw No. 2013-82       

A by-law to appoint an Auditor for The Regional Municipality of York

 

Bylaw No. 2013-83       

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1337-2002-139 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on Warden Avenue (Y.R. 65)

               Carried

           

 

            OTHER BUSINESS

 

138      Council Education Session - October 24, 2013

 

Regional Chair Fisch reminded Council that a private Education Session will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.in the Seminar Room of the Regional Administrative Centre. The Education Session pertains to the formal Provincial review of the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan.

 

 

139      PRIVATE SESSION

 

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

 

1.Residual Waste Management Update Solicitor-Client

 

2.Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer Potential Litigation

 

3.Belinda's Place Update Security of Municipal Property

 

4.Regional Official Plan Site Specific Appeal Vaughan Solicitor-Client

Carried

 

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:03 a.m. and reconvened in Council at 12:05 p.m.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Regional Councillor Di Biase that Council rise and report from Private Session.

Carried

 

 

140      Residual Waste Management Update

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Grossi that Council receive the confidential report of the Commissioner of Environmental Services dated October 10, 2013.

Carried

 

141      Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council adopt the recommendation in the confidential report of the Commissioner of Environmental Services dated October 10, 2013 as follows:

 

1.Council approve the increased scope of work required to provide specialized scheduling and cost claims analysis services related to construction of the Southeast Collector Trunk Sewer in the Cities of Markham and Pickering, thereby increasing the assignment to Revay and Associates Limited to $666,551 excluding taxes and within the overall Capital Spending Authority for this project.

Carried

 

 

142      Belinda's Place Update

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council receive the confidential memorandum dated October 3, 2013 from the Commissioner of Community and Health Services, and that the Commissioner of Community and Health Services issue a Request for Proposal for operation of Belinda's Place and report back to Council.

Carried

 

           

143      Regional Official Plan Site Specific Appeal Vaughan

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Mayor Scarpitti that Council receive the confidential report of the Executive Director, Corporate and Strategic Planning dated October 10, 2013 and adopt the confidential direction to staff.

Carried

 

 

144      CONFIRMATORY BYLAW

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2013-84        

To confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held on October 17, 2013.

Carried

 

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 12:08 p.m.

                       

                       

                       

           

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Regional Clerk

           

           

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

           

 

 

           

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Regional Chair

 

 
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