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Committee of the Whole

 

The Regional Municipality of York

 

Report No. 7
of the Committee of the Whole
Meeting Held on April 12, 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 9:03 on April 12, 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, M. Quirk, F. Scarpitti, S. Singh, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor, T. Van Bynen

Staff

L. Bigioni, L. Brooks, A.M. Carroll, P. Casey, P. Freeman, J. Hulton, P. Jankowski, D. Lindeblom, B. Macgregor, C. Raynor, R. Roy,    M. Shatil, J. Silva, M.F. Turner, K. Whitney


Table of Contents

 

Planning and Economic Development Items

Finance and Administration 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.”

 

Planning and Economic Development

 

Regional Councillor Li chaired the Planning and Economic Development section of Committee of the Whole.

 

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2. York Region Official Plan Monitoring Report [6.3 MB]

 

3. Development Activity Summary 2017 [4 MB]

 

Finance and Administration

 

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

 

4. Communications – Finance and Administration

 

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Committee of the Whole recommends:

 

1. Receipt of the communication from the Honourable Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation dated March 27, 2018 regarding “Funding Allocation in the New Federal and Provincial Integrated Bilateral Agreements for Phase Two of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund”.

 

2. Receipt of the communication from Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance dated April 12, 2018 regarding “Development Charge Treatment of Structured Parking”.

 

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5. Hospital Capital Funding for 2018

 

6. 2018 Property Tax Ratios

 

7. 2018 Property Tax Rates

 

8. Financing Leases for 2017

 

9. 2017 Development Charge Reserve Fund Statement

 

10. 2017 Accounts Receivable Write-off and Status Report

 

11. Prepaid Development Charge Credit Agreement for 19th Avenue in the Town of Richmond Hill

 

12. Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Loan for the Town of Newmarket

 

13. Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation Loan for the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville

 

14. Extension of Retainers for External Legal Services (2019-2021)

 

15. Contract Award for Use of Video Testimony in Provincial Offences Courts

 

16. Establishing a Council Code of Conduct, Integrity Commissioner and Policy on Council-Staff Relations

 

17. Updating the Procedure Bylaw to reflect Legislative Amendments

 

18. Sale and Other Disposition of Regional Lands Policy

 

19. Acquisition of Land - Red Cedar Avenue from High Tech Road to Highway 7 - Town of Richmond Hill

 

20. Disposition of Land - 1124 Elgin Mills Road - Town of Richmond Hill

 

21. Final Settlement Related to Expropriation – Viva Corridor – 8555 Woodbine Avenue - Markham

 

22. Expropriation of Land - 1 Henderson Drive - Town of Aurora

 

Other Business

 

23. Tribute to the Humboldt Broncos Organization

 

Regional Chair Emmerson offered his condolences to the Humboldt Broncos Organization on behalf of York Region and thanked everyone for showing their solidarity and sympathy by wearing a jersey in tribute to the victims’ families and Town of Humboldt.

 

24. New Regional Chair in Durham

 

Regional Chair Emmerson announced that Gerri Lynn O’Connor, Mayor of Uxbridge, had been appointed to the position of Regional Chair of Durham for the remainder of the 2014-2018 term.

 

25. Regional Councillor Hogg Celebrates Seventeen Years of Service with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

 

Regional Chair Emmerson congratulated Regional Councillor Hogg for serving seventeen years as a Director with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).

 

Private Session

 

Committee of the Whole resolved into private session at 10:36 a.m. to consider the following:

 

1. Cyber Security - Security of Property

2. Private Attachment #1 to Clause 19 - Acquisition of Land - Red Cedar Avenue from High Tech Road to Highway 7 - Town of Richmond Hill - Land Acquisition

3. Private Attachment #1 to Clause 20 - Disposition of Land - 1124 Elgin Mills Road - Town of Richmond Hill - Land Disposition

4. Private Attachment #1 to Clause 21 - Final Settlement Related to Expropriation - Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor - 8555 Woodbine Avenue - City of Markham - Acquisition of Land

5. Verbal Update – York Region Rapid Transit Corporation – Labour Relations

6. Update on Chief Planner Position – Personal Information about an Identifiable Individual

 

Committee of the Whole resumed in public session at 10:44 a.m. and reported the following:

 

26. Cyber Security - Security of Property

 

Committee of the Whole recommends adoption of the recommendation contained in the confidential report of the Commissioner of Finance, dated March 27, 2018 and that the report be forwarded for consideration at Council’s private session on April 19, 2018.

 

27. Private Attachment #1 to Clause 19 - Acquisition of Land - Red Cedar Avenue from High Tech Road to Highway 7 - Town of Richmond Hill - Land Acquisition

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 19.

 

28. Private Attachment #1 to Clause 20 - Disposition of Land - 1124 Elgin Mills Road - Town of Richmond Hill - Land Disposition

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 20.

 

29. Private Attachment #1 to Clause 21 - Final Settlement Related to Expropriation - Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor - 8555 Woodbine Avenue - City of Markham - Acquisition of Land

 

Committee of the Whole received the private attachment referred to in Clause 21.

 

30. Verbal Update – York Region Rapid Transit Corporation – Labour Relations

 

Committee of the Whole received the private verbal update.

 

31. Update on Chief Planner position – Personal Information about an Identifiable Individual

 

Committee of the Whole received the private verbal update informing members that Paul Freeman, Acting Chief Planner, is the successful candidate for the Chief Planner position.

 

The Committee of the Whole meeting adjourned at 10:45 a.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

April 12, 2018                                   W. Emmerson
Newmarket, Ontario                       Regional Chair

C. Raynor
1-877-464-9675 x71300

 

 


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