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The Council of The Regional Municipality of York

Minutes of the
Meeting Held on March 24, 2016


[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 1:30 p.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, M. Bevilacqua, G. Dawe, V. Hackson, S. Pellegrini,
M. Quirk, F. Scarpitti, T. Van Bynen

Regional Councillors:

N. Armstrong, M. Di Biase, M. Ferri, J. Heath, J. Jones, J. Li,
G. Rosati, V. Spatafora, J. Taylor, D. Wheeler

Staff:

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


 

33 Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

 

Regional Chair Emmerson, on behalf of Regional Council, extended condolences to the family of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on his recent passing.  Regional Chair Emmerson recognized former Mayor Ford as “a people’s Mayor” who was dedicated to the City of Toronto and its residents.

 

34 Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler

 

Regional Chair Emmerson, Members of Regional Council and all those in attendance welcomed Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler back from his recent absence with a standing ovation.

 

Minutes

 

35 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on February 18, 2016

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Spatafora, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on February 18, 2016 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

Communications

 

[Click on the names associated with the following Communications to view them]

 

Council considered the following communications:

 

36 World Autism Awareness Day - April 2, 2016

 

It was moved by Mayor Scarpitti, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that Council receive the communication from Carolyn Lance, Council Services Coordinator, Town of Georgina, dated March 3, 2016 regarding ‘Autism Ontario's Raise the Flag Campaign’ requesting that Council recognize April 2, 2016 as World Autism Awareness Day.

Carried

 

37 Cemetery Needs Analysis

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Di Biase, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council receive the communication from Michael Larkin, Larkin + Land Use Planners Inc., dated March 17, 2016, on behalf of Arbor Memorial Services Inc.

Carried

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Mayor Quirk that Council receive the communication from Mike Everard, Augusta National Inc.

Carried

 

(See Minute No. 40 - Clause 5 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 5)

 

38 Stop the Illegal and Illicit Trade of Wildlife in York Region

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council receive the draft proclamation from Jack Hurst, Chair, Crime Stoppers York Region, dated March 17, 2016 and recognize the period of April 4 - April 17, 2016 as &quotStop the Illegal and Illicit Trade of Wildlife in York Region&quot weeks.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

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

 

39 Report No. 4 of the Committee of the Whole – March 3, 2016

 

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

 

40 Report No. 5 of the Committee of the Whole – March 10, 2016

 

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

Carried

 

41 Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Finance – March 9, 2016

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Altmann that Council receive Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Finance regarding ‘Remuneration for Members of Council and Local Boards in 2015’.

Carried

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

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

 

42 Bylaws

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2016-16 

 

A bylaw to set and levy the rates of taxation for Regional general purposes for the year 2016

 

Bylaw No. 2016-17 

 

To provide a property tax rebate for organizations similar to eligible charities

 

Bylaw No. 2016-18 

 

To acquire certain lands for or in connection with the construction of the bus rapid transit corridor along Highway 7, City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2016-19 

 

To acquire certain lands for or in connection with the widening and reconstruction of Major Mackenzie Drive West (YR 25), City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2016-20 

 

A bylaw to establish a public highway – part of Highway 50 (YR 24)

 

Bylaw No. 2016-21 

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw 2015-67 being a Bylaw to remove a part of Woodbine Avenue (YR 8) from the Regional Road System in the City of Markham

Carried

 

Other Business

 

43 Council Education Session – March 31, 2016

 

Regional Chair Emmerson reminded Members of Council about the Council Education Session, scheduled on March 31, 2016 at 9 a.m. regarding the Municipal Comprehensive Review process. The meeting will be closed to the public.

 

44 Federal Budget

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that the Commissioner of Finance will likely bring forward a report in April regarding the Federal Budget.

 

45 Retail Business Holidays Act

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that three applications seeking exemption from the Retail Business Holidays Act are coming forward in April.

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

46 Private Session

 

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

 

1. Private Attachment to Clause 22 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 4 - Unionville Redevelopment Direct Purchase from Minto - Land Acquisition

2. Regional Solicitor's Use of Delegated Settlement Authority 2015 Annual Report - Litigation

3. Disposition of Matters Under the Purchasing Bylaw 2015 Annual Report - Litigation

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 1:53 p.m. and reconvened in public at 2 p.m.

 

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

Carried

 

47 Private Attachment to Clause 22 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 4 - Unionville Redevelopment Direct Purchase from Minto

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Armstrong, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the confidential attachment to Clause 22 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 4.

Carried

 

(See Minute No. 39 – Clause 22 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 4)

 

48 Regional Solicitor's Use of Delegated Settlement Authority - 2015 Annual Report

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Armstrong, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the confidential report of the Regional Solicitor, dated February 11, 2016.

Carried

 

49 Disposition of Matters Under the Purchasing Bylaw 2015 Annual Report

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Armstrong, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council receive the confidential report of the Regional Solicitor, dated February 16, 2016.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

50 Bylaw 2016-22

 

It was moved by Mayor Altmann, seconded by Mayor Hackson that Council enact Bylaw No. 2016-22 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on March 24, 2016.

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 2:02 p.m.
 

____________

Regional Clerk

 

Minutes confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on April 21, 2016.
 

____________

Regional Chair

 

 


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