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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 10
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on June 7, 2018

 

For Consideration by
The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
on June 28, 2018


[Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request
Contact: Regional Clerk’s Office, regional.clerk@york.ca, 18774649675 extension 71320]

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting was called to order at 9 a.m. on June 7, 2018 with Regional Chair Emmerson in the chair.

 

The following were also in attendance:

Members

J. Altmann, N. Armstrong, D. Barrow, M. Bevilacqua,
N. Davison, G. Dawe, M. Ferri, V. Hackson, J. Heath,
B. Hogg, J. Jones, J. Li, M. Quirk, G. Rosati, F. Scarpitti,
S. Singh, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor, T. Van Bynen

Staff

C. Abankwa, S. Alibhai, D. Basso, L. Bigioni, A.M. Carroll, P. Casey,
K. Chislett, P. Freeman, L. Gonsalves, E. Hankins, B. Hughes,
J. Hulton, P. Jankowski, M. Kavanagh, W. Kemp, Dr. K. Kurji,
D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, P. May, L. McDowell,
J. Petrungaro, M. Rabeau, C. Raynor, R. Roy, J. Scholten, J. Steele,
K. Strueby, B. Titherington


Table of Contents

 

Transportation Services Items

Environmental Services Items

Community and Health Services Items

Private Session

 

Opening Remarks from Regional Chairman

 

1. Regional Chair Emmerson made the following remarks:

 

“I would like to begin today’s meeting by acknowledging that York Region extends over lands originally used and occupied by Indigenous Peoples, and on behalf of York Region, I would like to thank First Nations and the Métis for sharing this land.

I would also like to acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as our closest First Nation community.”

 

Presentation

 

[Click on the title of the following Presentation to view it]

 

2. Mackenzie Health Update

 

Committee of the Whole recommends receipt of the presentation by Altaf Stationwala, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mackenzie Health regarding an update on the progress of the planning and construction of Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as on ongoing initiatives to improve the health care experience at the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

 

Transportation Services

 

Regional Councillor Spatafora chaired the Transportation Services section of Committee of the Whole.

 

3. Communications – Transportation Services

 

[Click on the titles of the following Communications to view them]

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the memorandum from Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation Services dated June 7, 2018 regarding “Toronto / York Steeles Avenue Agreement Update - Kennedy Road to Ninth Line”.

 

2. Receipt of the memorandum from Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation Services dated June 7, 2018 regarding “Peak Period Transit / High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes in York Region - Effectiveness Review”.

 

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4. Integrated Bilateral Agreement – Public Transit Stream Funding (Formerly PTIF-2)

 

5. Community Safety Zones

 

6. Performance Review of Roundabouts on Regional Roads

 

7. Automated Speed Enforcement Update 

 

8. Whistle Cessation on Stouffville GO Corridor in the City of Markham

 

Committee recessed at 12:17 p.m. and reconvened at 1:02 p.m.

 

Environmental Services

 

Regional Councillor Ferri chaired the Environmental Services section of Committee of the Whole.

 

9. Communications – Environmental Services

 

[Click on the titles of the following Communications to view them]

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the communication from Christopher Harris, Town Clerk, Town of Whitby dated April 20, 2018 regarding “Cladophora Growth – Whitby Waterfront”.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from June Gallagher, Deputy Clerk, Municipality of Clarington dated May 23, 2018 regarding “Cladophora Growth – Whitby Waterfront”.

 

3. Receipt of the communication from The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change dated May 18, 2018 regarding “Response to York Region's Request for Federal Funding  to Assist with Mitigating Impacts of Invasive Alien Species”.

 

4. Receipt of the memorandum from Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services dated June 7, 2018 regarding “Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre achieves Living Building Challenge certification – first in Canada”.

 

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10. 2017 Annual Update on SM4RT Living Integrated Waste Management Plan Implementation [5.2 MB]

 

11. 2017 Corporate Energy Report

 

12. Software Licences, Maintenance and Contract Renewals

 

(See Clause 25.)

 

Community and Health Services

 

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

 

13. Deputations – Community and Health Services

 

[Click on the title of the following Deputation to view it]

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the deputation by Mr. Paul Cymbalski regarding “Homeless Shelters, Temporary / Permanent Housing and Case Management”.

(See Clause 14.1.)

 

14. Communications – Community and Health Services

 

[Click on the titles of the following Communications to view them]

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the memorandum from Katherine Chislett, Commissioner of Community and Health Services dated June 7, 2018 regarding “Update on York Region’s First Homeless Count, April 17 to 20, 2018”.

(See Clause 13.)

 

2. Receipt of the communication from Stephen Huycke, Director of Legislative Services/Town Clerk, Town of Richmond Hill dated April 23, 2018 regarding “Spas and Wellness Centres”.

 

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15. 10-Year Housing Plan 2017 Progress Report and Affordable Housing Measuring and Monitoring [4 MB]

 

16. Revised Terms of Reference for the Community Partnership Council and Update on the 2017 to 2021 York Region Newcomer Strategy

 

17. Update on Implementation of the Human Services Planning Board of York Region 2016 to 2018 Action Plan

 

18. Revised Terms of Reference for the Human Services Planning Board of York Region

 

19. Shared Access and Servicing Capital Cost-Sharing Agreement for the Unionville Seniors Affordable Housing Development

 

20. Unionville Seniors Affordable Housing Development Design / Build Contract Award

 

21. Purchase Agreement Approvals for Seniors Services

 

22. Purchase Agreement Approvals for Paramedic Services

 

Other Business

 

23. Passing of former York Region Chairman and York Region CAO Bob Forhan

 

The Committee honoured the life and legacy of Bob Forhan, former Regional Chair and former Chief Administrative Officer of York Region.

Regional Chair Emmerson praised Mr. Forhan’s contributions to the York Region community. Beginning with his time as Mayor of Newmarket in the early 1970s, proceeding as Regional Chair for six years beginning in 1978, and serving as the Region’s Chief Administrative Officer from 1984 to 1995, Mr. Forhan’s leadership helped York Region successfully navigate a period of significant growth and change.

On behalf of Council, Regional Chair Emmerson offered sincere condolences and sympathies to Mr. Forhan’s family, friends and colleagues.

Members of Council and all those present in the Council Chamber stood in a moment of silence in honour of Mr. Forhan.

 

24. Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer

 

Regional Chair Emmerson recognized the upcoming retirement of Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer. He commended Mr. Hughes for being a great leader and for bringing finance to a new level at York Region.

Mayor Barrow praised Mr. Hughes for his ability to present complicated issues in a way that brings easy understanding. He thanked Mr. Hughes for his wise financial solutions and for leaving York Region in a better financial position.

Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer, acknowledged Mr. Hughes strength and contributions to the Senior Management Team.

Mr. Hughes indicated that it has been an honour and a privilege to work with the high-calibre staff and forward-thinking Council at York Region.

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 1:11 p.m. to consider the following:

 

1. Private Attachment 1 to Clause 12 – Software Licences, Maintenance and Contract Renewals – Security of Property

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 1:13 p.m. and reported the following:

 

25. Private Attachment 1 to Clause 12 – Software Licences, Maintenance and Contract Renewals

 

Committee of the Whole recommends receipt of the private attachment referred to in Clause 12 and that the private attachment be forwarded for consideration at Council’s private session on June 28, 2018.

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 1:14 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

June 7, 2018                                                                                W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                   Regional Chair

C. Raynor
1-877-464-9675 x71300

 

 


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