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The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
Minutes of the
Meeting Held on September 21, 2017


[Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request
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, V. Hackson, S. Pellegrini,
M. Quirk, F. Scarpitti, T. Van Bynen

Regional Councillors:

N. Armstrong, N. Davison, M. Ferri, J. Heath, B. Hogg,
J. Jones, J. Li, G. Rosati, S. Singh, 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

 

120 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.”

 

Minutes

 

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121 Minutes of the Council Meeting Held on June 29, 2017

 

It was moved by Mayor Quirk, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on June 29, 2017 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

Presentations

 

122 Toronto Pearson International Airport Update

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council receive the Toronto Pearson:  Canada’s Gateway presentation from Michelle Samson-Doel, Board Member representing York Region and Lorrie McKee, Director of Public Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

Carried

 

123 Municipal Court Managers Association of Ontario Award

 

On behalf of Regional Council, Chairman Emmerson acknowledged Lisa Brooks, Director, Court Operations, Legal and Court Services as the recipient of the 2017 Award for Innovation from the Municipal Court Managers Association of Ontario.  The award recognizes the ability to be an advocate for change, be creative and forward thinking, promote new ideas and introduce unique solutions and to take calculated risks to improve the organization.

 

Communications

 

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

 

124 Character Community Week

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Hogg, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the communication from Karen Addison, Executive Director, Character Community Foundation of York Region, dated July 13, 2017, and recognize October 23 to 28, 2017 as ‘Character Community Week’.

Carried

 

125 Public Health within an Integrated Health System: Report of the Minister's Expert Panel on Public Health

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Regional Councillor Heath that Council receive the communication from Katherine Chislett, Commissioner, Community and Health Services and Dr. Karim Kurji, Medical Officer of Health dated September 12, 2017.

Carried

 

126 Regional Municipality of York – 2017 Credit Rating Update 

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council receive the communication from Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer dated September 21, 2017.

Carried

 

127 Federal and Provincial Funding Opportunities: 2017 Update

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council receive the communication from Bill Hughes, Commissioner of Finance and Regional Treasurer dated September 21, 2017.

Carried

 

128 Traffic Control Signal - Intersection of Mount Albert Road and Centre Street, Town of East Gwillimbury 

 

Regional Council was in receipt of a communication from Fernando Lamanna, Municipal Clerk, Town of East Gwillimbury dated September 20, 2017.

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Quirk that Council reconsider its May 25, 2017 decision to install traffic control signals at the intersection of Mount Albert Road and Centre Street.

Carried by the required two-thirds majority

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Quirk that Council adopt the following motion contained in the communication from the Town of East Gwillimbury:

 

Whereas the Regional Municipality of York has proposed to install a traffic control signal at the intersection of Mount Albert Road and Centre Street in the Town of East Gwillimbury; and

Whereas residents of Mount Albert have expressed concern that the proposed traffic control signal will create a traffic safety hazard and will result in traffic congestion;

Be it resolved that the Council of the Town of East Gwillimbury request that the Council of the Regional Municipality of York defer its decision on the traffic control signal at the intersection of Mount Albert Road and Centre Street to permit the Region to consider alternatives and options to the proposed signalized intersection and to provide for further public engagement; and

That Council request that the Region provide all relevant studies and reports to the residents that have requested them.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

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129 Report No. 12 of Committee of the Whole – September 7, 2017

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Regional Councillor Li that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 12 of Committee of the Whole.

Carried

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

[Click on the numbers of the following Bylaws to view them]

 

130 Bylaws

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Armstrong, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council approve and enact the following bylaws in the form as noted on the Revised Agenda and that the bylaws be numbered serially by the Regional Clerk.

 

Bylaw No. 2017-44


Being a bylaw to acquire certain lands for or in connection with the construction of the Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor along Highway 7, City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2017-45


Being a bylaw to authorize the entering into municipal housing project facilities agreements for the provision of affordable housing, City of Markham

 

Bylaw No. 2017-46


Being a bylaw to establish a public highway – Weston Road, City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2017-47


Being a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. 2017-37 to prohibit or regulate parking and stopping on regional roads, Town of Richmond Hill

 

Bylaw No. 2017-48


Being a bylaw to establish lands as a public highway, City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2017-49


Being a bylaw to amend Bylaw 2011-18 – to appoint Deputy Treasurers

 

Bylaw No. 2017-50


Restricting Right Turns on Red, City of Markham, Town of Richmond Hill, City of Vaughan

Carried

 

Motions

 

131 Housing York Inc. Board – Membership Increase

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council adopt the following motion:

 

Whereas the Articles of Arrangement of Housing York Inc. (the “Corporation”) provide that the Corporation shall have a minimum of two (2) directors and a maximum of thirteen (13) directors; and,

Whereas by special resolution dated January 22, 2015 the sole shareholder of the Corporation fixed the number of directors of the Corporation at ten (10);

Be it Resolved that:

1. By special resolution the number of directors comprising the Board of Directors of the Corporation is fixed at eleven (11).

2. Councillor Singh be appointed to the Housing York Inc. Board of Directors.

Carried

 

Notice of Motion

 

Mayor Barrow assumed the Chair and Regional Chair Emmerson presented the following Notice of Motion, to be included as a Motion on the October 19, 2017 Regional Council agenda:

 

Whereas Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016, amended Section 218 of the Municipal Act to prescribe that “for a regional municipality other than the County of Oxford, the head of council shall be elected by general vote in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996;” and,

Whereas in the absence of a legislated definition for ‘general vote’, this amendment could be interpreted to mean a general vote of a lower-tier municipality, rather than an election at large across the entire regional municipality; and,

Whereas 21 upper-tier municipalities, such as the County of Simcoe, are exempted from the provisions of Bill 70 and are permitted to select their heads of council from among their own membership who are elected by a general vote of a lower-tier municipality;

Therefore be it resolved that the Province be requested to enact a regulation to:

1. exempt York Region from the requirements set out in Section 218 of the Municipal Act with respect to electing the head of the upper-tier municipality by general vote conducted across all nine local municipalities; and,

2. confirm that York Region Council will duly appoint one of its directly elected members as the Regional Chair, who will maintain his/her position on the council of the local municipality; and,

3. reduce the composition of Regional Council from 21 to 20 members without being subject to the notice,  triple majority and timing requirements set out in Section 219 of the Municipal Act; and further,

4. make the requested changes in effect for the 2018 Municipal Election.

 

Other Business

 

132 Appointments

 

Regional Chair Emmerson announced the following appointments:

1. Regional Councillor Davison is appointed to the York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group.

2. Mayor Bevilacqua is appointed to the Police Services Board.

 

133 Recognition of Mayor Scarpitti – Police Services Board

 

Regional Chair Emmerson recognized Mayor Scarpitti for his role on the Police Services Board.  Mayor Scarpitti sat on the Board for ten years, five years as Chair, and is one of the longest serving Board members.

 

134 Municipal Accessibility Champion Award

 

Regional Chair Emmerson acknowledged Lisa Gonsalves, Director, Strategies and Partnerships Branch, Community and Health Services who received the Municipal Accessibility Champion Award from the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association.

 

135 Provincial Volunteer Service Award

 

Regional Chair Emmerson acknowledged Steve Foglia, Vice Chair of the York Region Accessibility Advisory Committee, who received the Provincial Volunteer Service Award.

 

136 2018 Council and Committee Meeting Calendar [as presented to Council]

 

[UPDATED 2018 Calendar, including any additions and cancellations]

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri that Council adopt the 2018 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule, as provided on the Revised Agenda.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

137 Private Session

 

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

 

1. 2017 Development Charge Bylaw Appeals – Solicitor-Client Privilege

2. Expropriation Settlement – Major Mackenzie Drive from Canadian Pacific Railway Crossing to Islington Avenue, City of Vaughan – Land Acquisition

3. Ontario Nurses’ Association Negotiations Mandate – Labour Relations

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 9:59 a.m. and reconvened in public at 10 a.m.

 

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

Carried

 

138 2017 Development Charge Bylaw Appeals

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Mayor Altmann that Council adopt the recommendations in the private report of the Commissioner of Finance dated August 24, 2017, as follows:

1. Regional Council authorize the actions set out in Table 4 to address the six appeals of the 2017 Regional Development Charge Bylaw.

2. The Regional Solicitor or designate be authorized to execute Minutes of Settlement or other documents required to implement the recommended actions.

Carried

 

139 Expropriation Settlement – Major Mackenzie Drive from Canadian Pacific Railway Crossing to Islington Avenue, City of Vaughan

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Mayor Altmann that Council adopt the recommendations in the private report of Commissioner of Corporate Services dated August 23, 2017, as follows:

1. Council authorize the settlement of the expropriation of the following land required for the widening and reconstruction of Major Mackenzie Drive, City of Vaughan, on the terms set out in this report.

No.

Owner

Municipal Address

Legal Description

Interest Required

1. 

Fabrizi, Curzio

Fabrizi, Carlo

6191 Major Mackenzie Drive

Part of the West Half of Lot 20, Concession 9, City of Vaughan, Part 14 Plan 65R-14755, together with R412618

Fee Simple

(Full buy-out)

2. The Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to execute the Minutes of Settlement and all necessary documentation to complete the transaction in accordance with the Minutes of Settlement.

Carried

 

140 Ontario Nurses’ Association Negotiations Mandate

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Jones, seconded by Mayor Altmann that Council adopt the confidential recommendations in the private report of Commissioner of Corporate Services dated September 21, 2017.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

141 Bylaw 2017-51

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Regional Councillor Singh that Council enact Bylaw No. 2017-49 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on September 21, 2017.

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 10:02 a.m.

Regional Clerk

 

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on October 19, 2017.

Regional Chair

 

 

 


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