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THE REGIONAL MUNICPALITY OF YORK

 

REPORT NO. 1

OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

MEETING HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

 

For Consideration by

The Council of The Regional Municipality of York

on September 26, 2013

 

 

 

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting was called to order at 9:31 a.m. on September 12, 2013 with Regional Chair Fisch in the chair.

 

The following were also in attendance:

 

Members                     D. Barrow, M. Bevilacqua, G. Dawe, M. Di Biase, W. Emmerson, R. Grossi, V. Hackson, J. Heath, B. Hogg, J. Jones, G. Landon, G. Rosati, D. Schulte, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor, T. Van Bynen, D. Wheeler

 

Staff                            N. Barrette, D. Basso, L. Bigioni, P. Casey, A. Carroll, L. Cheah, L. Gonsalves, D. Horner, J. Houweling, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, D. Kelly, S. Kemp, K. Kurji, R. Leary, D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, I. McNeil, J. Mitchell, V. Shuttleworth, G. Szobel, B. Titherington, M.F. Turner, A. Urbanski, K. Whitney, E. Wilson, L. Yuan

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Statutory Public Meetings

 

Community and Health Services Items

 

Planning and Economic Development Items

 

Transportation Services Items

 

Private Session


 

1.      WILLIAM F. BELL, FORMER MAYOR OF RICHMOND HILL

           

Regional Chair Fisch announced with sadness the passing of William F. Bell, former Mayor of Richmond Hill, on July 28, 2013. Mayor Bell completed his term in 2006 as the longest serving mayor in Richmond Hill history. He contributed 25 years of dedicated service including six terms as Mayor and eight years as Ward 3 Councillor.

 

Regional Chair Fisch praised former Mayor Bell for being a great community leader and for providing his considerable skill, knowledge and wit to Regional Council. He noted that former Mayor Bell chaired and served on many committees, including Transportation, Environmental, Finance and Administration, Solid Waste Management, Development Charge Review, the Yonge Subway Task Force and the York Central Hospital Board.

 

Mayor Barrow, Regional Councillor Spatafora and Mayor Grossi also paid tribute, reflecting upon fond memories of their experiences with Mayor Bell.

 

On behalf of Council, Regional Chair Fisch sent heartfelt condolences to the Bell family. Members of Council and all those present then joined in a moment of silence in honour of former Mayor William Bell.

  


STATUTORY PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

 

[The following links open .pdf files of the Deputations, Communications, Reports and Attachments]

 

2.      GUAN YE LIMITED OPERATING AS FIRST CHOICE SUPERMARKET, LOCATED AT 7866 KENNEDY ROAD, RETAIL BUSINESS HOLIDAYS ACT APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION

 

Committee of the Whole held a public meeting on September 12, 2013, pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act, to consider a proposed bylaw to permit Guan Ye Limited operating as First Choice Supermarket, located at 7866 Kennedy Road, City of Markham, to remain open on the holidays and during the hours set out in Recommendation 4, and recommends:

 

1.   Receipt of the deputation by Meaghan McDermid, Davies Howe & Partners LLP.

 

2.   Receipt of the following communications:

 

1.   Dr. Joseph Y. K. Wong, Founder of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, dated August 29, 2013

 

2.   Roberto Wu, President of Hua Du Association of Toronto, dated August 30, 2013

 

3.   Cheng Yi Wei, President of the Confederation of Toronto Chinese Canadian Organizations, dated August 30, 2013

 

4.   Bao Feng Yang, President of the Bejing Association of Toronto, dated August 30, 2013

 

5.   Qing Guan Wang, President of the Fujian Community Association of Toronto, dated August 30, 2013

 

6.   Angela Chen, President of the New Canadian Community Centre, dated August 30, 2013

 

7.   Yolanda Ladines, Chair of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians, dated September 2, 2013.

 

3.   Receipt of the report dated August 16, 2013 from the Regional Solicitor and the Executive Director, Corporate and Strategic Planning. [2.2MB]

 

4.   Permitting Guan Ye Limited operating as First Choice Supermarket, located at 7866 Kennedy Road, to remain open on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act.

5.   The Regional Solicitor prepare the necessary bylaw giving effect to the exemption.

 


3.      2308321 ONTARIO INC. OPERATING AS SUNNY FOODMART, LOCATED AT 7700 MARKHAM ROAD, RETAIL BUSINESS HOLIDAYS ACT APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION

 

Committee of the Whole held a public meeting on September 12, 2013, pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act, to consider a proposed bylaw to permit 2308321 Ontario Inc. operating as Sunny Foodmart, located at 7700 Markham Road, City of Markham, to remain open on the holidays and during the hours set out within Recommendation 4, and recommends:

 

1.   Receipt of the deputation by John Mascarin, Aird & Berlis LLP, on behalf of 2308321 Ontario Inc. operating as Sunny Foodmart who withdrew the request for Sunny Foodmart to remain open on Easter Sunday.

 

2.   Receipt of the resolution from the City of Markham Council dated June 17, 2013.

 

3.   Receipt of the report dated August 16, 2013 from the Regional Solicitor and the Executive Director, Corporate and Strategic Planning. [4.5MB]

 

4.   Permitting 2308321 Ontario Inc. operating as Sunny Foodmart, located at 7700 Markham Road, to remain open on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act.

 

5.   The Regional Solicitor prepare the necessary bylaw giving effect to the exemption.

 

4.      OPGI MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP FOR UPPER CANADA MALL, LOCATED AT 17600 YONGE STREET, RETAIL BUSINESS HOLIDAYS ACT APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION

 

Committee of the Whole held a public meeting on September 12, 2013, pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act, to consider proposed bylaws to permit OPGI Management Limited Partnership for Upper Canada Mall, located at 17600 Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket, to remain open on the holidays and during the hours set out within Recommendation 4, and recommends:

 

1.   Receipt of the following deputations:

 

1.   Robert Horst, General Manager, Upper Canada Mall

 

2.   Peter Thoma, Partner, urbanMetrics inc.

 

3.   Don Preston, All Star Sports, Newmarket.

 

2.   Receipt of the following communications:

 

1.   Resolution from the Town of Newmarket Council dated September 9, 2013

 

2.   Debra Scott, President & CEO, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, dated September 9, 2013

 

3.   Receipt of the report dated August 16, 2013 from the Regional Solicitor and the Executive Director, Corporate and Strategic Planning [8.5MB]

 

4.   Permitting OPGI Management Limited Partnership for Upper Canada Mall, located at 17600 Yonge Street, to remain open on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act

5.   The Regional Solicitor prepare the necessary bylaw giving effect to the exemption.

 

 

5.      HILLCREST MALL MANAGEMENT INC. FOR HILLCREST MALL, LOCATED AT 9350 YONGE STREET, RETAIL BUSINESS HOLIDAYS ACT APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION

 

Committee of the Whole held a public meeting on September 12, 2013, pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act, to consider a proposed bylaw to permit Hillcrest Mall Management Inc. for Hillcrest Mall, located at 9350 Yonge Street, Town of Richmond Hill, to remain open on the holidays and during the hours set out within Recommendation 4, and recommends:

 

1.   Receipt of the following deputations:

 

1.   Greg Taylor, General Manager, Hillcrest Mall

 

2.   Peter Thoma, Partner, urbanMetrics inc.

 

2.   Receipt of the following communications:

 

1.   Resolution from the Town of Richmond Hill Council dated September 9, 2013

 

2.   Leslie Whidden, Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce, dated September 11, 2013.

 

3.   Receipt of the report dated August 16, 2013 from the Regional Solicitor and the Executive Director, Corporate and Strategic Planning. [8.6MB]

4.   Permitting Hillcrest Mall Management Inc. for Hillcrest Mall, located at 9350 Yonge Street, to remain open on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. pursuant to the Retail Business
Holidays Act
.

5.   The Regional Solicitor prepare the necessary bylaw giving effect to the exemption.

 


REGULAR MEETING

 

Committee of the Whole recessed at 12:00 p.m. and reconvened at 12:45 p.m.

 

 

COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES

 

Regional Councillor Rosati chaired the Community and Health Services section of Committee of the Whole.

 

 

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

 

6.      COMMUNICATIONS - COMMUNITY & HEALTH SERVICES

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1.   Receipt of the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services, dated September 12, 2013 regarding 'Emergency Medical Services Expanding Paramedicine in the Community Update'.

 

2.   Receipt of the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services, dated September 12, 2013 regarding '2013 Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch Conference'.

 

3.   Receipt of the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services, dated September 12, 2013 regarding 'Provincial-Municipal Social Assistance and Employment Committee Update'.

 

4.   Receipt of the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services, dated September 12, 2013 regarding 'Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) Awards'.

 

 

[The following links open .pdf files of the Reports, including Attachments and Presentations]

 

7.      HOSPITAL MOU CAPITAL FUNDING UPDATE REPORT 2013

 

       (see also Clause 28)

  

8.      STRENGTHENING INFECTIOUS DISEASES CONTROL: IMMUNIZATION STRATEGY

 

9.      TRANSIT FARE SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM EVALUATION FINDINGS AND POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS

 

10.    PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS 2012 YEAR END SETTLEMENT REPORTS 

 

11.    ANNUAL REPORT ON PERFORMANCE OF LONG-TERM CARE HOMES

 

12.    YORK REGION ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  


PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Regional Councillor Taylor chaired the Planning and Economic Development section of Committee of the Whole.

 

 

[The following links open .pdf files of the Reports, including Attachments and Presentations]

 

13.    The West Vaughan Employment Area Secondary Plan 

 

14.    Best Practices for Planning Centres and Corridors [8.6mb] 

 

15.    Local Official Plan Conformity Exercises Status Update  

 

16.    Amendment 2 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006 

 

17.    Economic Development Action Plan Update - York Region Broadband Strategy Progress 

 

18.    Open Data for York Region - Moving Forward

  

 

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

 

Mayor Emmerson chaired the Transportation Services section of Committee of the Whole.

 

 

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

 

19.    COMMUNICATIONS - TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1.   Receipt of the communication from Richard J. Leary, Acting Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning, dated August 30, 2013 regarding 'July 2013 York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA) Ridership Statistics'.

 

2.   Receipt of the communication from John D. Leach, Director of Customer and Legislative Services/Town Clerk, Town of Aurora, dated May 29, 2013 regarding 'Master Transportation Operations Study Update Recommendations of Study'.

 

3.   Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Deb Bowen, Regional Clerk/Director of Legislative Services, Durham Region, dated June 27, 2013 regarding 'Construction of a Roundabout at the York Regional Road 30 and Durham Regional Road 5 Intersection'.

 

4.   Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from John D. Leach, Director of Customer and Legislative Services/Town Clerk, Town of Aurora, dated August 14, 2013 regarding 'St. John's Sideroad and Leslie Street Trail System Underpasses'.

 

5.   Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from John D. Leach, Director of Customer and Legislative Services/Town Clerk, Town of Aurora, dated August 14, 2013 regarding 'Region of York Municipal Partnership Grant Application and Approval of Two Grade-Separated Underpasses'.

 

6.   Endorsement of the request from Tony Carella, Councillor, Ward 2, City of Vaughan, dated September 10, 2013 regarding a southbound left turn advance green at the signalized intersection of Islington Avenue and Steeles Avenue West, with the Regional Clerk forwarding it to the City of Toronto for consideration.

 

 

[The following links open .pdf files of the Reports, including Attachments and Presentations]

 

20.    York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA) Draft 2014 Annual Service Plan

  

[To view the Attachment to this report, please click here.]

 

 

21.    2014 York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA) Fare Rate Proposal [3mb]

  

22.    CANADIAN URBAN TRANSIT ASSOCIATION: TRANSIT VISION 2040 [4MB] 

 

23.    York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA) Automated Fare Collection Equipment Maintenance Contract Extension 

 

24.    Consultant Services Fee for Additonal Scope Bathurst Street, Highway 7 to Elgin Mills Road/Teston Road, City of Vaughan and Town of Richmond Hill 

 

25.    SPEED LIMIT REVISIONS ON REGIONAL ROADS - SEMI-ANNUAL UPDATE [4.5MB] 

 

26.    U-Turn Restriction, Islington Avenue, North of Steeles Avenue West, City of Vaughan

 

27.    Left Turn Restriction, Highway 27 and Islington Avenue, City of Vaughan

  

                       

PRIVATE SESSION

 

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 2:34 p.m. to consider the following:

 

 

28.    Memorandum of Understanding: Hospital Funding Solicitor-Client

 

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 2:53 p.m. and recommended receipt of the private memorandum from the Chief Administrative Officer.

 

(see Clause 7)

 

 

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 2:54 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

September 12, 2013                                                                                 B. Fisch

Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                 Regional Chair

 

 

September 12, 2013                                                                                                                             

D. Kelly

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