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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 5
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on March 9, 2017

 

For Consideration by
The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
on March 23, 2017


[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 9, 2017 with Regional Chair Emmerson in the chair.

The following were also in attendance:

Members

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

Staff

S. Alibhai, D. Basso, L. Bigioni, P. Casey, P. Freeman, S. Fung, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, P. Jankowski, D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, W. Marshall, P. May, J. Petrungaro, C. Raynor, R. Roy, M. Shatil, V. Shuttleworth, K. Strueby, G. Szobel, B. Titherington, M.F. Turner, K. Whitney


Table of Contents

 

Statutory Public Meeting

Planning and Economic Development Items

Finance and Administration Items

Private Session

 

Statutory Public Meeting

 

[Click on the names associated with the following Presentation, Deputation and Communications to view them]

 

1. Proposed York Region Development Charges Bylaw

 

Pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997, York Region Committee of the Whole held a public meeting to receive input on a proposed Region-wide bylaw for imposing development charges against all lands in York Region (with the exception of wastewater charges in the Village of Nobleton, Township of King) and recommends:

1. Receipt of the presentation by Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance.

2. Receipt of the following deputations:

1. Randy Grimes, IBI Group on behalf of BILD York Chapter DC Working Group

2. Bob Judges, Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Patrick O'Hanlon on behalf of Sixteenth Land Holdings Inc.

3. Marco Filice, Liberty Development

4. Leo Longo, Aird & Berlis on behalf of various automobile dealerships

3. Receipt of the following communications:

1. Barbara A. McEwan, City Clerk, City of Vaughan, dated February 27, 2017

2. Danielle Chin, Senior Manager, Policy & Government Relations, BILD dated March 8, 2017

3. Stephen Collins, Deputy City Manager, John Mackenzie, Deputy City Manager and Laura Mirabella-Siddall, Chief Financial Officer, City of Vaughan dated March 8, 2017 [3.4 MB]

 

Planning and Economic Development

 

Regional Chair Emmerson chaired the Planning and Economic Development section of Committee of the Whole.

 

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

 

2. Economic Development – 2016 Year in Review [8.3 MB]  

 

3. York Telecom Network Review

 

4. Connect to Innovate Broadband Funding Application [8.3 MB]

 

5. Broadband Strategy Advisory Task Force - Report No. 7

 

Finance and Administration

 

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

 

6. Communications – Finance and Administration

 

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Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the communication from The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation dated February 21, 2017 regarding “Provincial Offences Act Fines”.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from Fernando Lamanna, Municipal Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury dated March 2, 2017 regarding “Financial Relief from Rising Hydro Rates”.

 

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

 

7. Contract Awards Report - October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016

 

8. Annual Report on Use of Delegated Authority for Representation on Matters Before the Ontario Municipal Board - 2016

 

9. Acquisition of Land - Keele Street from Steeles Avenue to Highway 7 West, City of Vaughan

 

(See Clause #17)

 

10. Compensation for Expropriation - 15195 Leslie Street, Town of Aurora

 

(See Clause #18)

 

11. Memorandum of Understanding for a Stormwater Retrofit Project at 17250 Yonge Street (Administrative Centre)

 

12. Settlement of Land Acquisition - Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor - 16604 Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket

 

(See Clause #19)

 

Other Business

 

13. Launch of York Region Mobile App

 

Regional Chair Emmerson announced the launch of the York Region Mobile App and encouraged members of Committee to download the app on their mobile devices. The York Region Mobile App allows customers to access Regional services, including the ability to report on a problem on Regional roads, review job postings and sign-up for emergency notifications.

 

14. Appointment to York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group

 

Regional Chair Emmerson announced the appointment of Township of King Councillor Avia Eek as a Regional representative on the York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group.

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 11:46 a.m. to consider the following:

 

1. Disposition of Matters Under the Purchasing Bylaw – 2016 Annual Report – Litigation

2. Regional Solicitor’s Use of Delegated Settlement Authority – 2016 Annual Report – Litigation

3. Private Attachment to Clause 9 – Acquisition of Land – Keele Street from Steeles Avenue to Highway 7 West, City of Vaughan – Land Acquisition

4. Private Attachment to Clause 10 – Compensation for Expropriation – 15195 Leslie Street, Town of Aurora – Land Acquisition

5. Private Attachment to Clause 12 – Settlement of Land Acquisition – Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor – 16604 Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket – Land Acquisition

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 11:48 a.m. and reported the following:

 

15. Disposition of Matters Under the Purchasing Bylaw 2016 Annual Report

 

Committee of the Whole recommends adoption of the recommendation contained in the confidential report of the Regional Solicitor dated February 16, 2017 and that the report be forwarded for consideration at Council’s private session on March 23, 2017.

 

16. Regional Solicitor’s Use of Delegated Settlement Authority 2016 Annual Report

 

Committee of the Whole recommends adoption of the recommendation contained in the confidential report of the Regional Solicitor dated February 16, 2017 and that the report be forwarded for consideration at Council’s private session on March 23, 2017.

 

17. Private Attachment to Clause 9 – Acquisition of Land – Keele Street from Steeles Avenue to Highway 7 West, City of Vaughan

 

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

 

18. Private Attachment to Clause 10 – Compensation for Expropriation 15195 Leslie Street, Town of Aurora

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 10.

 

19. Private Attachment to Clause 12 – Settlement of Land Acquisition Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor – 16604 Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 12.

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 11:49 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

March 9, 2017                                                                                                                         W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                                                                                                               Regional Chair

C. Raynor
1-877-464-9675 x71300

 

 


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