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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 6
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on April 5, 2018

 

For Consideration by
The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
on April 19, 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 April 5, 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, B. Hogg, J. Jones, J. Li, S. Pellegrini, M. Quirk, G. Rosati, S. Singh, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor, T. Van Bynen

Staff

S. Alibhai, N. Barrette, D. Basso, L. Bigioni, P. Casey, K. Chislett, R. Farrell, P. Freeman, L. Gonsalves, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, P. Jankowski, Dr. K. Kurji, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, L. McDowell, J. Petrungaro, M. Rabeau, C. Raynor, R. Roy, 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.”

 

Deputation

 

[Click on the title of the following Deputation Request to view it]

 

2. Nature Conservancy of Canada and The Regional Municipality of York Partnership

 

Committee of the Whole recommends receipt of the deputation by Kristyn Ferguson, Nature Conservancy of Canada.

 

Transportation Services

 

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

 

3. 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 Tara Reynolds, Deputy Clerk, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury dated March 2, 2018 regarding “Highway 400-404 Connecting Link”.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from Kathryn McGarry, Minister, Ministry of Transportation dated March 6, 2018 regarding “GTA West Environmental Assessment Study”.

 

3. Receipt of the communication from Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation and Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services dated April 5, 2018 regarding “National Public Works Week - May 20 to 26, 2018”.

 

4. Receipt of the communication from Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation dated April 5, 2018 regarding “Provincial Announcement on Greater Toronto Area West Transportation Corridor”.

 

5. Receipt of the communication from Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation dated April 5, 2018 regarding “Metrolinx 2041 Regional Transportation Plan Update”.

 

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

 

4. Transportation Services Capital Infrastructure Status Update [8 MB]

 

5. Partnering with University of Toronto and Other Agencies to Prepare for the Future of Transportation in the Region

 

6. 2018 Speed Limit Revisions

 

Environmental Services

 

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

 

7. Communication – Environmental Services

 

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

 

Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the communication from Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services dated April 5, 2018 regarding “Rouge National Urban Park - Status Update”.

 

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

 

8. 2017 Greening Strategy Achievements [4 MB]

 

Community and Health Services

 

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

 

9. 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 Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care dated February 23, 2018 regarding “Expert Panel on Public Health”.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from Katherine Chislett, Commissioner of Community and Health Services dated March 23, 2018 regarding “National Paramedic Services Week - May 27 - June 2, 2018”.

 

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

 

10. York Region Seniors Strategy Update

 

11. Vector-Borne Disease Program 2017/2018 Annual Update

 

12. 2017 Paramedic Response Time Performance Results

 

13. Ontario's Action Plan for Seniors - Update and Implications for Long-Term Care

 

14. Donation of Paramedic Services Decommissioned Ambulances for 2018

 

Other Business

 

15. Meeting Schedule Change – April 12, 2018

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised of the following scheduling changes on April 12, 2018:

1. A Special Council meeting to be held immediately following the regular Council meeting.

2. The York Region Rapid Transit Corporation Board meeting will commence immediately following the Special Council meeting.

 

16. Meeting Schedule Change – April 26, 2018

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that the Special Council/Education Session  tentatively scheduled on April 26, 2018 has been cancelled.

 

17. Housing York Inc. Board Meeting – April 5, 2018

 

After receiving consensus from all Housing York Inc. Board Members, Regional Chair Emmerson advised that today’s meeting of the Board will be rescheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 11:20 a.m. to consider the following:

 

1. York-Toronto Water Supply Agreement Update - Negotiations

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 11:27 a.m. and reported the following:

 

18. York-Toronto Water Supply Agreement Update

 

Committee of the Whole recommends adoption of the recommendations contained in the confidential report of the Commissioner of Environmental Services, dated March 21, 2018 and that the report be forwarded for consideration at Council’s private session on April 19, 2018.

 

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

 

Respectfully submitted,

April 5, 2018                                  W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                     Regional Chair

C. Raynor
1-877-464-9675 x71300

 

 


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