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Regional Council Minutes

 

The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
Minutes of the
Meeting Held on March 23, 2017


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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:

J. Altmann, D. Barrow, V. Hackson, S. Pellegrini, M. Quirk, T. Van Bynen

Regional Councillors:

N. Armstrong, N. Davison, M. Di Biase, J. Heath, 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, A. Urbanski


Minutes

 

24 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on February 16, 2017  

 

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

Carried

Presentation

 

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25 Revised Draft 2017 Development Charge Background Study and Bylaw    

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the presentation from Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation Services regarding the Revised Draft 2017 Development Charge Background Study and Bylaw.

Carried

(See Minute No. 30)

 

Deputation

 

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26 Revised Draft 2017 Development Charge Background Study and Bylaw  

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Li, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council receive the deputation and communication, dated March 22, 2017, from Maria Gatzios, Gatzios Planning + Development Consultants Inc. on behalf of Sixteenth Land Holdings Inc.

Carried

(See Minute No. 30)

 

Communication

 

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27 Additional Allocation of Investment in Affordable Housing - Social Infrastructure Funds for Woodbridge Development

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Davison that Council receive the communication from Adelina Urbanski, Commissioner of Community and Health Services, dated March 23, 2017.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

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28 Report No. 4 of the Committee of the Whole – March 2, 2017

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Regional Councillor Taylor that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 4 of Committee of the Whole.

Carried

 

29 Report No. 5 of the Committee of the Whole – March 9, 2017

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 5 of Committee of the Whole

Carried

 

30 Revised Draft 2017 Development Charge Background Study and Bylaw [6.4 MB]

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the following recommendations in Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Finance regarding the Revised Draft 2017 Development Charge Background Study and Bylaw:

1. Council receive a revised draft 2017 Development Charge Background Study and proposed Bylaw (Attachment 1).

2. Council endorse a revised Schedule G contingency list under the 2017 Development Charge Bylaw, consisting of additional Roads infrastructure projects.

3. Council hold an additional public meeting, pursuant to section 12(3) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, on April 20, 2017, prior to the meeting of Regional Council.

4. Council endorse a threshold of 700 square feet to delineate small and large apartments.

5. A report be brought forward to Regional Council on May 25, 2017 recommending the 2017 Development Charge Bylaw.

6. The Regional Clerk circulate this report to the local municipalities.

7. The Regional Clerk circulate this report to the Building Industry and Land Development Association – York Chapter (BILD)

Carried

 

31 2016 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses for Members of Council and Local Board Appointees

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council receive Report No. 2 of the Commissioner of Finance regarding 2016 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses for Members of Council and Local Board Appointees.

Carried

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

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32 Bylaws

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2017-9

 

A bylaw to establish charges for the uniform water service rate

 

Bylaw No. 2017-10

 

A bylaw to establish charges for the uniform wastewater service rate

 

Bylaw No. 2017-11

 

A bylaw to establish public highways (Bathurst Street, Gamble Road)

Carried

Motions

 

33 Rescheduling of May 2017 Regional Council Meeting

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Mayor Quirk that the Regional Council meeting originally scheduled on May 18, 2017 be rescheduled to May 25, 2017.

Carried

 

Other Business

 

34 Katherine Chislett – New Community and Health Services Commissioner

 

Regional Chair Emmerson welcomed Katherine Chislett to York Region as the new Commissioner of Community and Health Services.  In previous roles, Ms. Chislett has led initiatives involving housing programs in Toronto’s City Manager’s Office and served as Commissioner of Community Services for Niagara Region.

 

35 Adelina Urbanski – Retiring Community and Health Services Commissioner

 

Regional Chair Emmerson thanked Adelina Urbanski, who is retiring as Commissioner of Community and Health Services for her dedication and all she has accomplished for York Region in the area of social services.  Regional Councillor Taylor, Chair of Community and Health Services praised Commissioner Urbanski for her knowledge and expertise across a broad range of issues and her level of passion and commitment to improving the lives of York Region’s residents.  Regional Councillor Heath, previous Chair of Community and Health Services praised Commissioner Urbanski for her talent and understanding of health and community services and the work of her exemplary staff. Bruce Macgregor, Chief Administrative Officer paid tribute to Commissioner Urbanski and characterized her style as “grace under pressure”.

 

36 Canada Water Week

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that it is Canada Water Week and confirmed York Region’s commitment to delivering high quality drinking water, ranking first in the GTA.

 

37 Earth Hour

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that all non-essential lights will be turned off in York Region facilities on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. in recognition of Earth Hour and he encouraged everyone to participate and go beyond the hour when conserving energy.

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

38 Private Session

 

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

1. Disposition of Matters Under the Purchasing Bylaw 2016 Annual Report - Litigation

2. Regional Solicitor’s Use of Delegated Settlement Authority 2016 Annual Report – Litigation

3. Provincial Consultation on Expanding Medical Response through Fire Services – Labour Relations and Solicitor-Client Privilege

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:49 a.m. and reconvened in public at 11:10 a.m.

 

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

Carried

 

39 Disposition of Matters Under the Purchasing Bylaw 2016 Annual Report

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council receive the confidential report from the Regional Solicitor, dated February 16, 2017.

Carried

 

40 Regional Solicitor’s Use of Delegated Settlement Authority 2016 Annual Report

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council receive the confidential report from the Regional Solicitor, dated February 16, 2017.

Carried

 

41 Provincial Consultation on Expanding Medical Response through Fire Services

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Jones that Council receive the confidential memorandum from the Regional Solicitor, dated March 23, 2017.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

42 Bylaw 2017-12

 

It was moved by Mayor Quirk, seconded by Regional Councillor Spatafora that Council enact Bylaw No. 2017-12 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on March 23, 2017.

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

 

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Regional Clerk

 

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on April 20, 2017.

 

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Regional Chair

 

 


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