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The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
Minutes of the
Meeting Held on December 14, 2017


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Contact: Regional Clerk’s Office, regional.clerk@york.ca, 18774649675 extension 71320]

 

Regional Council met at 9 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:

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

Regional Councillors:

N. Armstrong, N. Davison, M. Ferri, B. Hogg, J. Jones, J. Li, G. Rosati, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor

Staff:

D. Basso, K. Chislett, B. Hughes, J. Hulton, P. Jankowski, K. Kurji, B. Macgregor, E. Mahoney, V. Shuttleworth, M.F. Turner


Opening Remarks from Regional Chairman

 

177 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.”

 

Disclosures of Interest

 

178 2018 Regional Budget

 

Clause 4 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 17

 

Mayor Quirk declared an interest in the 2018 Regional Budget as it pertains to York Regional Police. This declaration of interest is due to Mayor Quirk’s stepson being a member of York Regional Police and her husband being a retired member of York Regional Police and under contract to York Regional Police. Mayor Quirk did not take part in the discussion of or vote on this item.

(See Minute Nos. 181, 184, 186)

 

Minutes

 

179 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on November 16, 2017

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Regional Councillor Li that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on November 16, 2017 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

Presentations

 

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180 Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Local Share Proposal

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council receive the presentation from Monika Turner, Director of Policy, Association of Municipalities of Ontario regarding AMO’s Local Share Proposal.

Carried

 

181 2018 Regional Budget

 

Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer, provided Council with an overview of the proposed 2018 Regional Budget.

Mr. Hughes indicated that the draft budget provides for a tax increase of 2.77% in 2018. The proposed 2018 budget includes $2.2 billion for operations and $810 million in funding for capital projects. The 10-year capital plan proposes $5.9 billion in spending.

Mr. Hughes presented key features of the draft budget which includes initiatives such as the York Telecom Network, additional resources in Public Health for immunization programs, increased access to child care, provincial transfer of EarlyON child and family centres to the Region, expanded responsibilities in homelessness prevention, a new Travel Smart Program and hiring of 22 additional staff for York Regional Police and 16 new staff for Paramedic Services.

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council receive the presentation from Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer.

Carried

(See Minute Nos. 184, 185 and 186.)

 

Deputations

 

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182 Holiday Shopping Bylaw

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Regional Councillor Armstrong that Council consent to the following deputations regarding the Holiday Shopping Bylaw, which was passed at the November 16, 2017 Council meeting.

a) John Cartwright, Toronto and York Region Labour Council

John Cartwright also presented staff with a Position Paper on Holiday Shopping – York Region that is on file with the Clerk’s Office.

b) Christine Connor, Unifor Local 414 Retail Workers

c) Deb Henry, Unifor Local 414 Retail Workers

d) Bobbi Dwyer, Grocery store worker in the Newmarket area

e) Khalid Usman, York Region businessman and accountant 

f) Tim Deelstra,United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada, Locals 175 & 633

g) Conrad McDonald, United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Canada, Locals 175 & 633

h) Debra Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce also representing the Aurora and Vaughan Chambers of Commerce and the Markham Board of Trade

Carried

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Armstrong, seconded by Mayor Scarpitti that Council receive the above listed deputations.

Carried

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Armstrong, seconded by Mayor Altmann, that Council waive the notice requirements set out in the Procedural Bylaw to permit a motion to reconsider.

A recorded vote on the adoption of the motion to waive notice was as follows:

For: Altmann, Armstrong, Barrow, Bevilacqua, Davison, Dawe, Ferri, Hackson, Hogg, Jones, Pellegrini, Quirk, Rosati, Scarpitti, Spatafora, Taylor, Van Bynen (17)

Against:  Li (1)

Regional Councillors Heath and Singh were absent.

Carried with a 2/3 majority vote

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Davison, seconded by Mayor Scarpitti, that Council reconsider its decision of November 16, 2017 regarding the Holiday Shopping Bylaw.

A recorded vote on the adoption of the motion to reconsider was as follows:

For: Altmann, Armstrong, Davison, Dawe, Ferri, Rosati, Scarpitti, Taylor (8)

Against:  Barrow, Bevilacqua, Hackson, Hogg, Jones, Li, Pellegrini, Quirk, Spatafora, Van Bynen (10)

Regional Councillors Heath and Singh were absent.

Lost

(See Minute No. 183)

 

Communications

 

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183 Holiday Shopping Bylaw

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council receive the communication from Anna Chapman, Toronto and York Region Labour Council dated December 13, 2017.

Carried

(See Minute No. 182)

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

184 Report No. 17 of Committee of the Whole – November 30, 2017

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 17 of Committee of the Whole.

Carried

 

185 Report No. 18 of Committee of the Whole– December 7, 2017

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 18 of Committee of the Whole with the following amendments as noted:

 

Roads Capital Acceleration Option (Clause 8)

 

It was moved by Councillor Taylor, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council defer consideration of the following, pending further analysis of this, and other options, at a Council Education Session in Q2 of 2018:

1. Correspondence from Signe Leisk, Partner, Cassels Brock Lawyers, dated December 6, 2017.

2. The following recommendations contained in the report dated November 21, 2017 from the Commissioner of Finance:

1. The Committee of the Whole consider the following recommendation to Council for the Roads Capital Acceleration option.

2. The Roads Capital Acceleration option be consolidated by the Regional Treasurer with the 2018 budget for Council approval on December 14, 2017, if recommended by Committee, as follows:

a. Establish a Roads Capital Acceleration Reserve Fund to advance growth capital projects

b. Add an additional 1% to the proposed 2018 tax levy which will be contributed to the Roads Capital Acceleration reserve

c. Increase proposed 2018 Capital Spending Authority by $5.3 million for accelerated capital projects.

A recorded vote on the adoption of the amendment was as follows:

For: Altmann, Barrow, Bevilacqua, Davison, Dawe, Ferri, Hackson, Hogg, Pellegrini, Quirk, Rosati, Spatafora, Taylor, Van Bynen (14)

Against:  Armstrong, Jones, Li, Scarpitti (4)

Regional Councillors Heath and Singh were absent.

Carried

 

186 Report No. 3 of the Commissioner of Finance 

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 3 of the Commissioner of Finance regarding the 2018 Regional Budget, excluding the 2018 York Regional Police budget.

Carried

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council adopt the 2018 York Regional Police budget.

Carried

 

187 Report No. 1 of the Regional Solicitor

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 1 of the Regional Solicitor regarding Bill 142 – Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017.

Carried

 

188 Report No. 2 of the Regional Solicitor

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 2 of the Regional Solicitor regarding Submission to the Committee on Justice Policy regarding Bill 174 - Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017.

Carried

 

189 Report No. 3 of the Regional Solicitor

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 3 of the Regional Solicitor regarding Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding Bill 177 – Stronger, Fairer Ontario Act (Budget Measures) 2017, Schedule 35 – Provincial Offences Act.

Carried

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

190 Bylaws

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2017-57

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. A-0315-2002-098

Tax Stabilization Reserve Fund

 

Bylaw No. 2017-58

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2012-4 

Fiscal Stabilization Reserve Fund

 

Bylaw No. 2017-59

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2008-85

Regionally Owned Housing Reserve Fund  

 

Bylaw No. 2017-60

 

A bylaw to amend bylaw No. A-0281-2000-096  

Facilities Rehabilitation and Replacement Reserve Fund

 

Bylaw No. 2017-61

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. A-0317-2002-100 

Non-Profit Housing Capital Repairs and Maintenance Reserve Fund 

 

Bylaw No. 2017-62

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. A-234-97-107

Insurance Reserve

 

Bylaw No. 2017-63

 

A bylaw to establish the Infrastructure Reserve Fund – Police

 

Bylaw No. 2017-64

 

A bylaw to establish a public highway

Carried

 

Other Business

 

191 Rescheduling of January 2018 Meetings

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council reschedule Committee of the Whole 1 from January 11, 2017 to a combined meeting on January 18, 2017, and the Council meeting be moved to January 25, 2017.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

192 Private Session

 

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

1. Verbal Update – Personal information about an identifiable individual

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 11:52 a.m. and reconvened in public at 12:02.

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council rise and report from Private Session.

Carried

 

193 Private Verbal Update

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council receive the private verbal update.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

194 Bylaw 2017-65

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Davison, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council enact Bylaw No. 2017-65 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on December 14, 2017.

 Carried


The Council meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.

____________
Regional Clerk

 

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on January 25, 2018.

____________     
Regional Chair

 

 

 


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