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The Regional Municipality of York


Report No. 15
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on November 2, 2017


For Consideration by
The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
on November 16, 2017

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The Committee of the Whole meeting was called to order at 9:03 a.m. on November 2, 2017 with Regional Chair Emmerson in the chair.


The following were also in attendance:


J. Altmann, N. Armstrong, M. Bevilacqua, N. Davison, G. Dawe, M. Ferri, V. Hackson, J. Heath, J. Jones, S. Pellegrini, M. Quirk, G. Rosati, S. Singh, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor, T. Van Bynen


C. Abankwa, S. Alibhai, D. Basso, L. Bigioni, A.M. Carroll, P. Casey, K. Chislett, P. Freeman, L. Gonsalves, R. Huetl, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, P. Jankowski, Dr. K. Kurji, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, L. McDowell, J. Petrungaro, M. Rabeau, C. Raynor, R. Roy, V. Shuttleworth, J. Steele, B. Titherington, M.F. Turner

Table of Contents


Transportation Services Items

Environmental Services Items

Community and Health Services Items


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.”




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2. Impacts to Businesses Stemming from Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Act


Committee of the Whole recommends receipt of the deputation by Kyle Burgis, Member of the Board of Directors, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce, regarding ‘Impacts to Businesses Stemming from Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces Act’ and referral to staff for a report to Committee of the Whole on November 9, 2017.


Transportation Services


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


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3. Draft Metrolinx 2041 Regional Transportation Plan [2.4 MB]


[Due to file size, the presentations associated with this report are presented separately: Leslie WooBrian Titherington [2.8 MB], Samuel Zimmerman]


4. Ridership Growth Study


5. Direct Purchase Traffic Signal Control Equipment


6. Amendment to the Agreement for Winter Maintenance Automated Vehicle Location System


7. Contract for Waste and Recycling at York Region Transit Facilities


Committee of the Whole recessed from 12:20 p.m. to 1:09 p.m.


Environmental Services


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


8. Communications – Environmental Services


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Committee of the Whole recommends:


1. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Carolyn Lance, Council Services Coordinator, Town of Georgina, dated September 21, 2017 regarding ‘Request to Ban Plastic Bags from Retail Stores in Georgina’.


2. Receipt of the communication from The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, dated October 12, 2017 regarding ‘2016 Greening Strategy Achievements and Partnership’.


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9. Environmental Services Water and Wastewater Capital Infrastructure Status Update


[The Presentation can be viewed here]


10. Long Term Residual Waste Strategy


11. Phosphorus Removal Demonstration Partnership with Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority


12. Service Improvements at Regional Drop-off Waste Depots


Community and Health Services


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


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13. Update on Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centres Initiative and New Provincial Funding Allocations for 2018 [5.4 MB]


14. New 'Home Now' Program for People who are Chronically Homeless


15. The Community Investment Strategy - Recommendations for 2018 Funding


Other Business


16. Local Council Membership Changes


Regional Chair Emmerson advised that, following the 2018 municipal election, the composition of the Town of Aurora Council will be reduced by two members and the Town of East Gwillimbury Council will be increased by two members as a result of moves to ward systems.


17. Police Services Board Membership


Regional Chair Emmerson advised that Mayor Hackson was appointed as Chair of the Police Services Board, John Molyneaux was appointed as Vice Chair and he reminded Committee that Mayor Bevilacqua is now a member of the Board.


18. Consultation between York Region and Shanghai, China


Regional Councillor Heath advised that the York Region Medical Officer of Health was consulted by representatives in Shanghai, China regarding public health inspections of food establishments.


The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 1:59 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

November 2, 2017                          W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                      Regional Chair

C. Raynor
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