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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 14
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on October 6, 2016

 

For Consideration by
The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
on October 20, 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 9:01 a.m. on October 6, 2016 with Regional Chair Emmerson in the chair.

 

The following were also in attendance:

Members

J. Altmann, N. Armstrong, D. Barrow, M. Bevilacqua, G. Dawe,
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

C. Abankwa, S. Alibhai, D. Basso, L. Bigioni, P. Casey, S. Collins, L. Cugalj, S. Fung, A. Gibson, L. Gonsalves, D. Horner, R. Huetl, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, D. Kelly, Dr. K. Kurji, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, L. McDowell, R. Roy, V. Shuttleworth, B. Titherington, M.F. Turner, A. Urbanski


Table of Contents

 

Transportation Services Items

Environmental Services Items

Community and Health Services Items

 

Disclosure of Interest

 

1. New GO Stations in York Region to Support Regional Express Rail

 

Regional Councillor Di Biase declared an interest in Clause 5 regarding New GO Stations in York Region to Support Regional Express Rail, due to his children owning land near the Kirby GO Station, and did not take part in the discussion of or vote on this item.

(See Clause 5)

 

Transportation Services

 

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

 

2. Communications – Transportation Services

 

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

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Deferral of the communication from Kimberley Kitteringham, City Clerk, City of Markham dated June 29, 2016 regarding “Markham Council Resolution - Ninth Line Truck Restriction” [2.8 MB] to the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 3, 2016.

 

2. Deferral of the memorandum from Stephen Collins, Acting Commissioner, Transportation Services dated September 22, 2016 regarding “Markham Council Resolution – Ninth Line Truck Restriction” to the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 3, 2016.

 

3. Receipt of the memorandum from Stephen Collins, Acting Commissioner, Transportation Services, dated September 22, 2016 regarding “Temporary Left Turn Restrictions - Yonge Street at Wellington Street, Town of Aurora – Update”. [See the Council Decision from October 20, 2016]

 

4. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Kimberley Kitteringham, City Clerk, City of Markham dated September 30, 2016 regarding “Lake to Lake Route Implementation in Markham”.

 

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

 

3. 2016 10-Year Roads Capital Construction Program Update 

 

[Due to file size, the Presentation accompanying this Report is presented here separately: Presentation (9.6 MB)]

 

4. Smart Commute Workplace Program

 

5. New GO Stations in York Region to Support Regional Express Rail

 

(See Clauses 1 and 6)

 

6. York Region's Response to Metrolinx's Discussion Paper for the next Regional Transportation Plan

 

(See Clause 5)

 

Environmental Services

 

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

 

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

 

7. 2015 Diversion Report and SM4RT Living Integrated Waste Management Master Plan Update [2.2 MB]

 

[Due to file size, the Attachments to this report are presented separately: Attachment 1 (7.5 MB), Attachment 2 (5MB), Attachment 3 (3.5 MB)]

 

8. Invasive Species Update

 

9. Sewer Use Bylaw Services Fees Update

 

Community and Health Services

 

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

 

10. 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, Community and Health Services, dated October 6, 2016 regarding “Syrian Refugee Initiative Update and that the Regional Clerk circulate this communication to the Members of Parliament from York Region.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner, Community and Health Services, dated October 6, 2016 regarding “The Fair Access Partnership Pilot - September 2014 to June 2016”.

 

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

 

11. Gaining a Broader Understanding of Homelessness in York Region [2.5 MB]

 

12. Public Health Programs 2015 Year-End Settlement Reports [5 MB]

 

13. York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee - Report No. 3

 

Other Business

 

14. Live Streaming – Committee of the Whole Meetings

 

Regional Chair Emmerson reminded Members of Committee that, effective today, York Region would be live streaming the Committee of the Whole meetings. This includes the ability to view the presentations.

 

15. Joint Report - “Understanding the Numbers – Working Together to Prevent, Reduce and End Homelessness in York Region”

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that the official release of the joint report between The Regional Municipality of York and United Way of Toronto & York Region entitled “Understanding the Numbers – Working Together to Prevent, Reduce and End Homelessness in York Region” would take place on October 20, 2016 at 8:15 a.m. in the Seminar Room.

 

16. City of Markham Forum regarding Affordable Housing, Transportation and Seniors

 

Regional Councillor Armstrong congratulated York Region staff on their excellent presentation and representation at the recent Annual Forum held in Markham on the topics of affordable housing, transportation and seniors.

 

17. York Region Governance Review / Election of Regional Chair

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that a report regarding the York Region Governance Review will be on the agenda for the October 13, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting.  The Regional Chair also advised that the Province is considering new legislation regarding the election of Regional Chairs across Ontario.

 

18. Smart Track

 

Mayor Bevilacqua congratulated Regional Councillor Jim Jones on his hard work and perseverance pertaining to Smart Track.

 

19. Viva Rapidway Grand Opening - Davis Drive

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that the grand opening of the Viva Rapidway on Davis Drive will take place at 10 a.m. on October 7, 2016.

 

20. Council Education Workshop – October 20, 2016

 

Regional Chair Emmerson reminded Members of Committee that a Council Education Workshop regarding the Development Charges Bylaw is scheduled for October 20, 2016 beginning immediately following the Regional Council meeting.

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 11:28 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

October 6, 2016                                                                                                                                    W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                                             Regional Chair

D. Kelly
(905) 830-4444 x71300

 

 


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