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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 13
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on September 15, 2016

 

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


[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 September 15, 2016 with Regional Chair Emmerson in the chair.

 

The following were also in attendance:

Members

J. Altmann, N. Armstrong, M. Di Biase, M. Ferri, V. Hackson, J. Heath, B. Hogg, J. Jones, J. Li, S. Pellegrini, M. Quirk, G. Rosati, F. Scarpitti, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor, T. Van Bynen

Staff

D. Basso, P. Casey, S. Collins, P. Freeman, E. Hankins, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, D. Kelly, D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, W. Marshall, P. May, V. Shuttleworth, K. Strueby, G. Szobel, R. Takagi, M.F. Turner, K. Whitney


Table of Contents

 

Development Charge Complaint Hearing

Private Session

Planning and Economic Development Items

Finance and Administration Items

Private Session

 

Disclosures of Interest

 

1. Contract Awards Report - April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016

 

Regional Chair Emmerson declared an interest in Clause 9 regarding Contract Awards Report - April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016, as his brother is the owner of WBE Gradall Rentals, the contractor in contract T-16-05, and did not take part in the discussion of or vote on this item.

(See Clause 9)

 

Development Charge Complaint Hearing

 

2. 1938388 Ontario Limited regarding 230 Sweetriver Boulevard, City of Vaughan

 

Pursuant to Section 20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, Committee of the Whole held a hearing to consider a complaint regarding development charges payable by 1938388 Ontario Limited regarding 230 Sweetriver Boulevard, City of Vaughan and recommends:

1. Receipt of the deputation by Joel D. Farber, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP on behalf of 1938388 Ontario Limited.

[Click on the dates associated with the following Communications to view them]

2. Receipt of the communications from Joel D. Farber, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP on behalf of 1938388 Ontario Limited dated May 20, 2016 and September 14, 2016.

(See Clause 3.)

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 9:21 a.m. to consider the following confidential report:

 

1. Development Charge Complaint - Development Charge Rates for 1938388 Ontario Limited, City of Vaughan - Potential Litigation

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 9:43 a.m. and reported the following:

 

3. Development Charge Complaint - Development Charge Rates for 1938388 Ontario Limited, City of Vaughan

 

Committee of the Whole recommends adoption of the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Commissioner of Finance dated August 25, 2016 as follows:

1. Council dismiss the Development Charge Complaint lodged by 1938388 Ontario Limited.

2. Council authorize staff to defend the dismissal of the Development Charge Complaint at the Ontario Municipal Board should 1938388 Ontario Limited appeal Council’s decision.

3. Council authorize staff to settle the Development Charge Complaint and execute Minutes of Settlement if appropriate. 

(See Clause 2.)

 

Planning and Economic Development

 

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

 

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

 

4. Status Update - Regional Staff Review and Comments on Draft Provincial Plan Amendments [3.5 MB]

 

5. 2016 Semi-Annual Development Activity Summary -  January 1 to June 30, 2016

 

6. Inclusionary Zoning: Staff Response to Provincial Discussion Guide

 

Finance and Administration

 

Mayor Pellegrini chaired the Finance and Administration section of Committee of the Whole.

 

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

 

7. Communications – Finance and Administration

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Brian Denney, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority dated July 21, 2016 regarding “Request for the Approval and Funding Contribution for the Construction of Administrative Office Building for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority” [4 MB].

 

2. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Kimberley Kitteringham, City Clerk, City of Markham dated September 14, 2016 regarding “40th Thornhill Village Festival Road Closures - September 17, 2016”.

 

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

 

8. 2016 Operating and Capital Budget Mid-Year Progress Report

 

9. Contract Awards Report - April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016  

 

(See Clauses 1 and 15.)

 

10. Further Consideration of Broadcasting Regional Council and Committee Meetings to the Public

 

11. Application for Approval to Expropriate - 20854 and 20908 Leslie Street, Upper York Sewage Solutions, Town of East Gwillimbury

 

12. Approval to Expropriate - York Durham Sewage System Modifications, Town of Aurora and Town of Newmarket

 

13. Expropriation Settlement - Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor - 8200 Warden Avenue, City of Markham

 

(See Clause 16.)

 

Other Business

 

14. Regional Chair Updates

 

Regional Chair Emmerson provided Committee with the following updates:

1. York Region’s new office attraction economic development campaign “York Link” will launch next Thursday, September 22 at 8:15 a.m. in the Great Hall.

2. York Region and York Regional Police announced a fundraising goal of $480,000 for the 2016 United Way Employee Campaign.

3. The Province made a recent announcement about funding for municipal water and wastewater projects. Staff will likely provide an update to Council in the near future.

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 12:23 p.m. to consider:

 

1. Private Attachment to Clause 9 - Contract Awards Report - April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016 - Land Acquisition

2. Private Attachment to Clause 13 - Expropriation Settlement - Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, 8200 Warden Avenue, City of Vaughan - Land Acquisition

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 12:24 p.m. and reported the following:

 

15. Private Attachment to Clause 9 - Contract Awards Report - April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 9.

(See Clause 9.)

 

16. Private Attachment to Clause 13 - Expropriation Settlement - Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, 8200 Warden Avenue, City of Vaughan

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 13.

(See Clause 13.)

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

September 15, 2016                                                                                                               W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                               Regional Chair

D. Kelly
(905) 830-4444 x71300

 

 


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