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Regional Council Minutes

 

 

The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
Minutes of the
Meeting Held on January 21, 2016

 

Regional Council met at 9:01 a.m. in the Council Chambers, York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket, with Regional Chair Emmerson presiding.

 

The following were also in attendance:

Mayors: 

D. Barrow, M. Bevilacqua, G. Dawe, V. Hackson, S. Pellegrini, M. Quirk, F. Scarpitti, T. Van Bynen

Regional Councillors: 

N. Armstrong, M. Di Biase, M. Ferri, J. Heath, B. Hogg, J. Li, G. Rosati, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor

Staff:

D. Basso, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, D. Kostopoulos, Dr. K. Kurji, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, V. Shuttleworth, M-F. Turner, A. Urbanski


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Minutes

 

1 Minutes of the Council Meeting Held on December 17, 2015

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on December 17, 2015 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

Communications

 

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Council considered the following communications:

 

2 Eating Disorders Awareness Week

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council receive the communication from Natalia Tvoronovitch, Administrative Assistant, Eating Disorders of York Region, dated January 13, 2016 and recognize February 1-7, 2016 as Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Carried

 

3 Economic Development Action Plan – Revision to Broadband Actions

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council refer the communication from Valerie Shuttleworth, Chief Planner, dated January 21, 2016 and to consideration of Clause 12 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 1.

Carried

(See Minute No. 4)

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

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4 Report No. 1 of Committee of the Whole – January 14, 2016

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Regional Councillor Armstrong that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 1 of Committee of the Whole with the following amendment as noted:

Economic Development Action Plan 2016-2019 (Clause 12)

The communication from Valerie Shuttleworth, Chief Planner, dated January 21, 2016, regarding updates to the Economic Development Action Plan be received.

The Economic Development Action Plan 2016 to 2019 (Attachment 1) be approved, as amended by the attachment to the communication from Valerie Shuttleworth, Chief Planner, dated January 21, 2016 to provide for more specific outcomes and modified timelines with respect to the Broadband Strategy and the York Telecom Network Strategy.

Carried

(See Minute No. 3)

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

5 Bylaws

 

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It was moved by Mayor Quirk, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council approve and enact the following bylaws in the form as noted on the Revised Agenda.

 

Bylaw No. 2016-1 

2016 Emergency Management Program

 

Bylaw No. 2016-2 

2016 Interim Tax Levy

 

Bylaw No. 2016-3 

Delegated Authority

 

Bylaw No. 2016-4 

To acquire certain lands for or in connection with the construction of the vivaNext bus rapid transit corridor on Highway 7, Centre Street and Bathurst Street, City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2016-5

To acquire certain lands for or in connection with the widening and reconstruction of Keele Street, City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2016-7 

A bylaw to repeal certain bylaws due to administrative reorganization, changes in staff and realignment of responsibilities

Carried

 

Other Business

 

6 Retirement of Brett Bloxam, Environmental Services Department

 

Regional Chair Emmerson congratulated Brett Bloxam, Director, Operations Maintenance and Monitoring, Environmental Services on his retirement after 31 years at York Region.  Regional Chair Emmerson recognized Brett’s knowledge, expertise, dedication and attention to detail. These have earned Brett the respect of his peers and enabled the Region to comply with its legislative and regulatory obligations, particularly relating to the excellence of its drinking water.

Regional Councillor Taylor added that he has known Brett for several years and that Brett for several years and that Brett has established a reputation for his knowledge base, his commitment and his integrity.

Regional Chair Emmerson wished Brett much success and congratulations on behalf of Regional Council.

 

7 Passing of Leo McArthur, Miller Group

 

Regional Chair Emmerson offered condolences on behalf of Regional Council to the family of businessman and philanthropist Leo McArthur, the President and CEO of the Miller Group. Regional Chair Emmerson highlighted Mr. McArthur’s reputation as an outstanding resident and corporate citizen. He noted that Mr. McArthur was a fair man to deal with and had a very positive influence on many people in York Region.

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

8 Private Session

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council convene in Private Session for the purpose of considering the following.

1. Buttonville Airport Redeveloment – Litigation

2. Verbal Update – Durham York Energy Centre – Solicitor-Client Privilege

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 9:10 a.m. and reconvened in public at 11:23 a.m.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Regional Councillor Li that Council rise and report from Private Session.

Carried

 

9 Buttonville Airport Redevelopment

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council defer this matter to Council’s February 18, 2016 private session and adopt the confidential direction to staff.

Carried

 

10 Durham Energy Centre

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council adopt the confidential verbal update.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

11 Bylaw 2016-6

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council enact Bylaw No. 2016-6 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on January 21, 2016.

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 11:24 a.m.

     

____________

Regional Clerk

 

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on February 18, 2016.

 

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Regional Chair

 

 


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