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The Council of The Regional Municipality of York

Minutes of the
Meeting Held on February 15, 2018


[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 9:02 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, M. Quirk, 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

Alternates:

B. Cober (for S. Pellegrini)

Staff:

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


Opening Remarks from Regional Chairman

 

19 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.”

 

Introduction of Alternate Member of Regional Councillor – Township of King

 

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20 King Township - Appointment of Alternate Member of Council

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the communication from Kathryn Moyle, Township Clerk, King Township dated January 30, 2018, certifying the appointment of Bill Cober as the Township of King’s alternate representative to Regional Council for the remainder of the 2014-2018 term.

Bill Cober then orally recited his signed Declaration of Office.

On behalf of Regional Council, Regional Chairman Emmerson welcomed Councillor Cober.

 

Minutes

 

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21 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on January 25, 2018

 

It was moved by Mayor Quirk, seconded by Regional Councillor Singh that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on January 25, 2018 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

Communications

 

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22 Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO) 50th Anniversary

 

It was moved by Councillor Cober, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council receive the communication from Paul Devlin, 1st Vice-President, RTO District 34 – York Region dated January 9, 2018 and recognize March 22, 2018 as ‘Retired Teachers of Ontario Day’ in York Region.

Carried

 

23 Call to Action - Fire Medic Protection Needed for Municipal Governments

 

It was moved by Mayor Van Bynen, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council receive the communication from Monika Turner, Director of Policy, Association of Municipalities of Ontario dated February 2, 2018 and adopt the resolution as follows:

WHEREAS Bill 160, the Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act amended the Ambulance Act to permit the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to enable two pilot projects hosted by willing municipal governments to allow fire fighters, certified as paramedics, to treat patients while on duty with a fire department; and

WHEREAS the Government of Ontario is committed to proceeding with the pilots and enabling the fire-medic model despite the absence of objective evidence to show that it would improve patient outcomes or response times; and

WHEREAS the current interest arbitration model, particularly in the fire services sector, allows arbitrators to impose awards on unwilling employers that directly impact the employer’s ability to determine how it will deploy its workforce, as evidenced by the experience of many municipalities in regards to the 24-hour shift; and

WHEREAS in the absence of legislative protection, unwilling municipalities may be forced to enter into a pilot or adopt a fire-medic model as a result of interest arbitration; and

WHEREAS the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and its municipal members have called on the Government of Ontario to introduce legislative amendments to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997 and the Ambulance Services Collective Bargaining Act to preclude arbitrators from expanding the scope of work for fire fighters and paramedics respectively through interest arbitration awards; and

WHEREAS there is precedent for a restriction on the scope of jurisdiction of arbitrators in section 126 of the Police Services Act which precludes arbitrators from amending the core duties of police officers; and

WHEREAS the Government of Ontario has committed that no unwilling municipal government will have a fire-medic pilot or program imposed upon them.

NOW THEREFORE be it resolved that:

1. The Regional Municipality of York calls on the Government of Ontario to act immediately so that legislative amendments, that will protect unwilling municipalities from being forced by arbitrators to have a fire medic pilot or program, are placed within the upcoming Budget Bill before the Ontario Legislature rises for the provincial election.

2. A copy of this resolution be forwarded to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Office of the Premier; Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care; Hon. Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; Hon. Kevin Flynn, Minister of Labour, Hon. Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs; York Region members of provincial parliament; and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Carried

 

24 Update on Proposed Amendment to Blue Box Program Plan

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Regional Councillor Heath that Council receive the communication from Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services dated February 14, 2018.  

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

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25 Report No. 2 of Committee of the Whole – February 1, 2018

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 2 of Committee of the Whole.

Carried

 

26 Report No. 3 of Committee of the Whole – February 8, 2018

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Regional Councillor Li that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 3 of Committee of the Whole with the following amendment as noted:

 

York Region 2017 Employment and Industry Report (Clause 4)

 

1. The York Region 2017 Employment and Industry Report (Attachment 1) be circulated by the Regional Clerk to local municipalities, local Chambers of Commerce, Board of Trade and the Workforce Planning Board, Premier of Ontario, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation.

2. The future York Region Employment and Industry Reports include statistics as they relate to the agricultural industry in each municipality. Statistics can be obtained by working with the following organizations: The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs (Analyst Tool); York Farm Fresh Organization; York Federation of Agriculture; Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance; and any other relevant local agricultural resource.

Carried

 

27 Report No. 1 of the Audit Committee – January 25, 2018

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 1 of the Audit Committee.

Carried

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

28 Bylaws

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2018-05

 

Being a bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-629-79-109 to designate through highways and to authorize the erection of yield signs 

 

Bylaw No. 2018-06

 

Being a bylaw to restrict U-turns on certain Regional Roads and to delegate to the Commissioner of Transportation Services the power to implement and remove U-turn restrictions

 

Bylaw No. 2018-07

 

Being a bylaw to restrict turning movements on Regional Roads

 

Bylaw No. 2018-08

 

Being a bylaw to acquire certain lands for or in connection with the construction of the Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor along Yonge Street, Town of Richmond Hill (Y2.1)

 

Bylaw No. 2018-09

 

Being a bylaw to acquire certain lands for or in connection with the construction of the Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor along Yonge Street, Town of Richmond Hill (Y2.2)

 

Bylaw No. 2018-10

 

Being a bylaw to acquire certain lands for or in connection with the construction of the Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor along Yonge Street, Town of Newmarket (Y3.2)

 

Bylaw No. 2018-11

 

Being a bylaw to acquire certain lands for or in connection with the construction of the Viva Bus Rapid Transit Corridor along Highway 7, Centre Street, Bathurst Street, City of Vaughan (H2)

Carried

 

Notice of Motion

 

29 Bill 139 – Local Appeals Body

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that:

Whereas Section 8.1 (1) of the Planning Act states, “if a municipality meets the prescribed conditions, the Council may by by-law constitute and appoint one appeal body for certain local land use planning matters, composed of such persons as the Council considers advisable, subject to subsections (3), (4) and (5). 2006, c.23, s.7”; and

Whereas Bill 139, Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 has received Royal Assent; and

Whereas a Local Appeals Body can be constituted as the appeal body for Committee of Adjustment decisions as provided for by Bill 51, the Planning and Conservation Land Amendment Act, 2006

Now Therefore Be It Hereby Resolved That York Regional Council consider the formation of a Local Appeals Body as per section 8.1 (1) of the Planning Act; and

That staff be directed to investigate and report back to Regional Council on the implementation of a Local Appeals Body.

 

Under Section 18.4 of Procedural Bylaw 2014-18, this motion will be referred to the Committee of the Whole agenda for March 22, 2018.

 

Other Business

 

30 Notice of Motion

 

Regional Councillor Heath gave notice of his intention to bring forward a notice of motion at the Council meeting scheduled on March 29, 2018

Carried

 

31 Chair of the Planning Advisory Committee

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council appoint Mayor Dawe as Chair of the Planning Advisory Committee.

Carried

 

32 Rescheduling of York Region Rapid Transit Corporation Board Meeting

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Mayor Barrow that Council reschedule the YRRTC Board meeting from March 22, 2018 to March 28, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Carried

 

33 Rescheduling of June Audit Committee Meeting

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council reschedule the Audit Committee meeting from June 28, 2018 to June 7, 2018.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

34 Private Session

 

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

1. Update on Processing Restrictions at Waste Processing Facility – Potential Litigation

2. ONA Collective Agreement Ratification – Labour Relations

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 9:22 a.m. and reconvened in public at 9:44 a.m.

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Singh, seconded by Mayor Quirk that Council rise and report from Private Session.

Carried

 

35 Update on Processing Restrictions at Waste Processing Facility

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Mayor Quirk that Council adopt the following recommendation in the confidential report from the Commissioner of Environmental Services dated January 18, 2018:

1. Council authorize the Commissioner of Environmental Services to amend York Region’s contract with Orgaworld Canada to reduce the minimum annual contract tonnage from 52,000 tonnes to 50,000 tonnes of source separate organic waste for the remainder of the current contract term and optional extensions.

Carried

 

36 ONA Collective Agreement Ratification

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Rosati, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council adopt the following recommendation in the confidential report from the Commissioner of Corporate Services dated February 15, 2018:

1. Council ratify the renewal collective agreement reached with the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) for the period April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019, reflecting the Minutes of Settlement described in this report. Included are economic adjustments of 1.6 per cent retroactive to April 1, 2017 and 1.5 percent effective April 1, 2018. All adjustment and benefit improvement costs fall within the previously approved Council mandate.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

37 Bylaw 2018-12

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council enact Bylaw No. 2018-12 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on February 15, 2018.

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 9:46 a.m.

 

____________     
Regional Clerk

 

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on February 15, 2018.

     
____________
Regional Chair

 


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