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Regional Council Minutes

 

The Council of The Regional Municipality of York

 

Minutes of the
Meeting Held on February 16, 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, S. Pellegrini,
M. Quirk, F. Scarpitti, T. Van Bynen

Regional Councillors:

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

Staff:

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


Minutes

 

12 Minutes of the Council Meeting Held on January 26, 2017

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on January 26, 2017 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

Communications

 

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13 Durham York Energy Centre Update

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council receive the communication from Erin Mahoney, Commissioner of Environmental Services dated February 16, 2017.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

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14 Report No. 2 of Committee of the Whole – February 2, 2017

 

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

Carried

 

15 Report No. 3 of Committee of the Whole – February 9, 2017

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 3 of Committee of the Whole.

Carried

16 Report No. 1 of Audit Committee – February 1, 2017

 

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

Carried

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

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17 Bylaws

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2017-7 

 

A bylaw to regulate the use of public transit vehicles and facilities in The Regional Municipality of York

Carried

Other Business

 

18 Retail Business Holidays Act

 

Joy Hulton, Regional Solicitor, advised Council that the Province has proclaimed an amendment to the Retail Business Holidays Act that provides new powers to municipalities. Staff will bring a report to Council later this year presenting policy options for Council’s consideration.

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

19 Private Session

 

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

1. H2-VMC (Highway 7 – Edgeley Boulevard to Bowes Road) Design-Build Contract Amendment Presentation and Report - Potential Litigation

2. Buttonville Airport Redevelopment - Proposed Settlement - Litigation

3. Update on Commissioner of Community and Health Services - Personal Matters about an identifiable individual

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:14 a.m. and reconvened in public at 10:58 a.m.

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

Carried

 

20 H2-VMC (Highway 7 – Edgeley Boulevard to Bowes Road) Design-Build Contract Amendment Presentation and Report

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council:

1. Receive the private presentation by Paul May, Chief Engineer, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation.

2. Adopt the confidential direction to staff.

3. Adopt the following recommendation contained in the private report of the Chief Administrative Officer and President, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation dated February 9, 2017:

1. York Region Rapid Transit Corporation (YRRTC) be authorized, as agent on behalf of York Region, to amend, and execute the Highway 7–Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (H2-VMC) Design-Build Contract, and for greater clarity, this includes finalizing with the design-builder all delay-related costs, and subject to Metrolinx’s approval, increasing the total contract value, of up to $188.4 million.  YRRTC to continue to work with all parties to mitigate the impacts of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) delay.

Carried

 

21 Buttonville Airport Redevelopment - Proposed Settlement

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council adopt the confidential recommendations contained in the private report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Planner dated February 13, 2017.

Carried

 

22 Update on Commissioner of Community and Health Services

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Heath that Council appoint Katherine Chislett as Commissioner of Community and Health Services effective March 20, 2017.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

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23 Bylaw 2017-8

 

It was moved by Mayor Dawe, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council enact Bylaw No. 2017-8 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on February 16, 2017.

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

 

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Regional Clerk

 

Minutes to be confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on March 23, 2017.

 

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Regional Chair

 


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