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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 4
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on March 1, 2018

 

For Consideration by
The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
on March 29, 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 March 1, 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, J. Jones, J. Li,
S. Pellegrini, G. Rosati, F. Scarpitti, S. Singh, V. Spatafora,
J. Taylor, T. Van Bynen

Staff

C. Abankwa, S. Alibhai, L. Bigioni, M. Canham, A.M. Carroll,
P. Casey, K. Chislett, R. Farrell, P. Freeman, L. Gonsalves,
K. Hobbs, R. Huetl, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, P. Jankowski,
W. Kemp, Dr. K. Kurji, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, L. McDowell,
J. Petrungaro, Z. Phillips, M. Rabeau, C. Raynor, M. Shatil, J. Steele,
B. Titherington, M.F. Turner


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.”

 

Presentations

 

2. Ontario Public Works Association Awards

 

Committee recommends receipt of the presentation by Michelle Albert, Past President, Ontario Public Works Association who presented York Region with the following awards:

• Queensville Holland Landing Sharon Wastewater Servicing Project - Project of the Year, Environment, Greater than $50M category

• 2nd Concession Project - Project of the Year Award, Transportation, Greater than $50 Million Category

• Keswick Water Treatment Plant Upgrades Project - Project of the Year, Environment, $2M - $10M category

• East Vaughan Pumping Station Re-chloramination Facility and Watermain Project - Technical Innovation Award

 

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

 

3. Operational Due Diligence and Regulatory Update 2017 [3.3 MB]

 

Committee recommends receipt of the presentation by Roy Huetl, Director, Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring and Wendy Kemp, Director, Strategy and Innovation, Environmental Services regarding “Operational Due Diligence and Regulatory Update 2017”.

(Please refer to Clauses 8.1, 9 and 10)

 

Following consideration of Clause 6, which was brought forward, Committee recessed at 12:22 p.m. and reconvened at 1:03 p.m. with all members present except Regional Chair Emmerson, Mayor Quirk and Regional Councillor Hogg.

In the absence of Regional Chair Emmerson, Mayor Barrow assumed the role as Acting Regional Chair.

 

Transportation Services

 

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

 

4. Communications – Transportation Services

 

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

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Catalina Blumenburg, Deputy Clerk, Township of Uxbridge dated February 9, 2018 regarding “4-Way Stop at Intersection of Ravenshoe Road and Regional Road 1”.

 

2. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Fernando Lamanna, Municipal Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury dated February 21, 2018 regarding “Request for Impact Study - Mount Albert Street Lights”.

 

3. Receipt and referral to staff of the communication from Kathryn Moyle, Township Clerk, Township of King dated February 8, 2018 regarding “Request to Ministry of Transportation to Expedite the Design and Construction of the Highway 400-404 Connecting Link”.

 

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

 

5. 2017 Transit System Performance Update [2.9 MB]

 

6. Request for Traffic Signal - Teston Road and Mosque Gate, City of Vaughan [2 MB]

 

7. All-Way Stop Control on Regional Roads  

 

Environmental Services

 

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

 

8. Communications – Environmental Services

 

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

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the communication from Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services dated February 16, 2018 regarding “Update on Water and Wastewater Research and Innovation”.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from Premier Kathleen Wynne dated February 8, 2018 regarding “Upper York Sewage Solutions Individual Environmental Assessment”.

 

3. Receipt of the communication from Jeff Arp, Supervisor, Corporate Correspondence Unit, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change dated February 23, 2018 regarding “Upper York Sewage Solutions Individual Environmental Assessment”.

 

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

 

9. 2017 Drinking Water Systems Report

 

10. 2017 Integrated Management System Update Report for Water, Wastewater and Waste Management

 

11. Update on Moving Towards Full Producer Responsibility Under the Waste-Free Ontario Act [4.1 MB]

 

12. Contract Increase for Consulting Services for the Leslie Street Sewage Pumping Station Upgrade

 

13. Award of Contract for Maximo Maintenance Support and Advanced Application Support Services

 

Community and Health Services

 

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

 

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

 

14. Modernization of the Subsidized Housing Wait List

 

15. Canada's National Housing Strategy: A Place to Call Home

 

16. York Region's Homeless Count, April 17-20, 2018

 

17. Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act, 2017: Community Safety and Well-being Plans

 

Other Business

 

18. 2018 Winter Olympics

 

Regional Chair Emmerson congratulated all of the Canadian athletes on their success at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea where Canada won 29 medals; the highest in Olympic history for Canada.  Regional Chair Emmerson specifically acknowledged those athletes from York Region who brought home medals:  Gabrielle Daleman, Town of Newmarket, gold medal in team figure skating; Laura Stacey, Kleinburg, silver medal in women’s ice hockey; and Phylicia George, City of Markham, bronze medal in women’s bobsled.

 

19. 2018 Federal Budget

 

On behalf of York Region, Regional Chair Emmerson congratulated the federal government on its ongoing commitment to improve the communities and lives of all Canadians through the 2018 federal budget.  Priorities similar to those of Regional Council include support for innovation in science and technology, broadband initiatives, housing, environmental protection, fighting the opioid crisis, and transit and transportation projects.

 

20. York Region Rapid Transit Board Meeting – March 22, 2018

 

Committee was advised that the York Region Rapid Transit Board meeting will be rescheduled to March 22, 2018 beginning at 1 p.m.

 

21. YTN Shareholders Meeting – March 29, 2018

 

Committee was advised that a YTN Shareholders Meeting will be scheduled on March 29, 2018 beginning at 8:15 a.m.

 

22. Special Council Meeting – March 29, 2018

 

Committee was advised that a Special Council Meeting, open to the public, will be scheduled on March 29, 2018 following Regional Council for the purposes of:

1. Re-acquainting Council with the 2016 Transportation Master Plan, the Region’s transportation capital priorities and funding capabilities.

2. Describing development charge funding limitations, related pressures on the tax levy and debt, and the roads acceleration option proposed in Council’s consideration of the 2018 budget.

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 1:33 p.m. to consider the following:

1. Modernization of the Subsidized Housing Wait List - Solicitor-Client Privilege

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 1:52 p.m. and reported the following:

 

23. Modernization of the Subsidized Housing Wait List

 

Committee of the Whole recommends receipt of the confidential memorandum from Joy Hulton, Regional Solicitor, dated March 1, 2018.

Following the disposition of the above, the Committee considered a report of the Commissioner of Community and Health Services titled ‘Modernization of the Subsidized Housing Wait List’.  Committee’s recommendations are recorded in Clause 14 of this Committee Report.

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 2:03 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

March 1, 2018                                W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                      Regional Chair

C. Raynor
1-877-464-9675 x71300

 

 


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