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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 12
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on September 8, 2016

 

For Consideration by
The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
on September 22, 2016


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Contact: Regional Clerk’s Office, regional.clerk@york.ca, 18774649675 extension 71320]

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting was called to order at 9:06 a.m. on September 8, 2016 with Regional Chair Emmerson in the chair.

 

The following were also in attendance:

Members

J. Altmann, N. Armstrong, D. Barrow, M. Bevilacqua, M. Di Biase, V. Hackson, B. Hogg, J. Jones, J. Li, S. Pellegrini, M. Quirk, G. Rosati, F. Scarpitti, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor

Staff

S. Alibhai, N. Barrette, D. Basso, A.M. Carroll, P. Casey, S. Collins, L. Cugalj, R. Farrell, P. Freeman, S. Fung, A. Gibson, L. Gonsalves, D. Horner, C. Hotchkiss, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, D. Kelly, S. Kennedy, Dr. K. Kurji, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, L. McDowell, M. Rabeau, R. Roy, V. Shuttleworth, B. Titherington, M.F. Turner, A. Urbanski, K. Whitney


Table of Contents

 

Transportation Services Items

Environmental Services Items

Community and Health Services Items

Private Session

 

Transportation Services

 

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

 

1. Communications – Transportation Services

 

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

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the communication from Stephen Collins, Acting Commissioner, Transportation Services, dated August 29, 2016 regarding “2016 York Region Transit (YRT/Viva) Ridership Statistics – 2016 Second Quarter”.

 

2. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Jeffrey A. Abrams, City Clerk, City of Vaughan, dated July 4, 2016 regarding “Metrolinx Regional Express Rail - Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Update”.

 

3. Receipt of the communication from Stephen Huycke, Town Clerk, Town of Richmond Hill, dated July 15, 2016 regarding “Support for the Yonge North Subway Extension Infrastructure Funding”.

 

4. Receipt of the communication from Sandra Sadek, Project Manager, Ministry of Transportation, dated August 17, 2016 regarding “New Commuter Carpool Lot - Highway 404 and Major Mackenzie Drive East”.

 

5. Receipt of the communication from Amarjeet Sohi, P.C., M.P., Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, dated August 23, 2016 regarding “Centres and Corridors Strategy”.

 

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

 

2. Annual Traffic Safety Report [12.5 MB]

 

[Due to file size, the Presentation (3.5 MB) to this report is presented separately]

 

3. York Region Transit (YRT/Viva) 2017 Annual Service Plan

 

[Due to file size, Attachment 1 to this report is presented separately]

[Due to file size, the Presentation (8 MB) to this report is presented separately]

 

4. Pedestrian and Cycling Program Update

 

5. Temporary Left Turn Restrictions - Yonge Street at Wellington Street, Town of Aurora

 

6. Transportation Master Plan Advisory Task Force - Report No. 7

 

Environmental Services

 

Regional Chair Emmerson chaired the Environmental Services section of Committee of the Whole.

 

7. 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 Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services, dated September 8, 2016 regarding “Durham York Energy Centre Update”.

 

2. Endorsement of Attachment 1, including Appendix 1, of the communication from Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services, dated September 8, 2016 regarding “Response to Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Posting No. 012-8153: Municipal Asset Management Planning Regulation”.

 

3. Receipt of the communication from Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services, dated September 8, 2016 regarding “Response to Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Posting No. 012-7583: Discussion Paper – Conservation Authorities Act, 1990 Review”.

 

4. Receipt of the communication from The Honourable Jim Carr, P.C., M.P., Federal Minister of Natural Resources, dated July 7, 2016 regarding “York Region's 2015 Greening Strategy Achievements Report”.

 

5. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Fernando Lamanna, Municipal Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury, dated July 29, 2016 regarding “Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and Lagoon System”.

 

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

 

8. Water and Wastewater Capacity Assignment to Support Approved Growth [4.5 MB]

 

9. Update to Procedure for Responding to Requests to Use Non-Potable Standards

 

10. Direct Purchase of Contractor Services for Sewer Rehabilitation Pilot Project in the City of Markham

 

11. Direct Purchase of Services for Data Management for the Sanitary Sewer Flow and Rainfall Monitoring Program

 

12. 2015 Corporate Energy Report

 

Community and Health Services

 

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

 

13. 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 communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services, dated September 8, 2016 regarding “Working Poor in York Region - Trends from 2006 and 2012”.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from David Morley, President and Chief Executive Officer, UNICEF Canada, dated July 6, 2016 regarding “Baby-Friendly Agency Designation ”.

 

3. Receipt of the communication from Chris Ballard, Minister of Housing, dated August 8, 2016 regarding “Regulatory Changes to Housing Services Act - Service Manager Decisions”.

 

4. Receipt of the communication from Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, dated August 9, 2016 regarding “Transitional Funding - Property Tax Exemption for Non- Profit Long-Term Care Homes”.

 

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

 

14. 2015 Long-Term Care Homes Performance Management Report

 

[The video presentation may be viewed here on YouTube]

 

15. Human Services Planning Board of York Region - Creating Progressive Employment Opportunities in a Changing Economy

 

16. Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (2014 Extension) Program Capital Funding Award to Markham Interchurch Committee for Affordable Housing [3 MB]

 

17. New Funding for Affordable Housing - 2016 Social Infrastructure Fund

 

18. Renewal of Contracted Services for York Region Public Health

 

19. Seniors Strategy Advisory Task Force - Report No. 5

 

20. York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee - Report No. 2

 

Other Business

 

21. Association of Municipalities of Ontario 2016 Annual Conference

 

Regional Chair Emmerson congratulated Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance and Joy Hulton, Regional Solicitor for their excellent presentations at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario 2016 Annual Conference in August 2016.

 

22. 125th Anniversary of Sutton and Jackson’s Point, Georgina

 

Mayor Quirk is holding the 1st Annual Georgina Mayor’s Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, September 10, 2016 to coincide with celebrations for the 125th anniversary of Sutton and Jackson’s Point.

 

23. Council Education Session – October 20, 2016

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised there will be a private Council Education Session regarding Development Charges on October 20, 2016, following the Regional Council meeting which begins at 9 a.m.

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 11:57 a.m. to consider the following:

 

1. Private Attachment to Clause 18 – Renewal of Contracted Services for York Region Public Health – Security of Regional Property

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 11:58 a.m. and reported the following:

 

24. Private Attachment to Clause 18 – Renewal of Contracted Services for York Region Public Health

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 18.

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 11:59 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

September 8, 2016                                                                                                                  W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                               Regional Chair

D. Kelly
(905) 830-4444 x71300

 

 


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