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The Council of The Regional Municipality of York
Minutes of the
Meeting Held on September 20, 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:

J. Altmann, D. Barrow, M. Bevilacqua, G. Dawe, 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, J. Taylor

Staff:

D. Basso, K. Chislett, P. Freeman, J. Hulton, P. Jankowski, K. Kurji,
E. Mahoney, L. Mirabella, M.F. Turner


Opening Remarks from Regional Chairman

 

122 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.”

 

Disclosures of Interest

 

123 2018 Development Charge Payment Potential Complaints

 

Clause 36 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 12 and Minute No. 137

 

Regional Councillor Armstrong declared an interest in Clause 36 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 12 and Council Minute No.137, as follows: “My son has purchased a unit on the said property owned by CIM”. Regional Councillor Armstrong left the room during the private session discussion and did not participate in, or influence, the public session vote on this item.

(See Minute No. 137)

 

Minutes

 

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124 Minutes of the Council Meeting held on June 28, 2018

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Ferri, seconded by Regional Councillor Armstrong that Council confirm the Minutes of the Council meeting held on June 28, 2018 in the form supplied to the Members.

Carried

 

Deputation

 

[Click on the title of the following Deputation Request to view it]

 

125 Giving Municipalities a Voice in Deciding the Locations of Future Landfill Sites

 

It was moved by Mayor Quirk, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri that Council receive the deputation from Ted Comiskey, Mayor, Town of Ingersoll and refer the matter to staff for a report to be provided at a future meeting.

Carried

 

Communications

 

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126 York Region and York Regional Police Joint Services Agreement Amendment

 

It was moved by Mayor Bevilacqua, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri that Council receive the communication from Paul Jankowski, Commissioner of Transportation Services dated September 13, 2018 and refer it to consideration of Clause 6 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 12.

Carried

(See Minute No. 128)

 

127 Green Lane Secondary Plan Amendment No. 4 to the Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council receive the communication from Susan Rosenthal, Davies Howe LLP on behalf of Yonge Green Lane GP Inc. dated September 18, 2018 refer it to consideration of Clause 16 of Committee of the Whole Report No. 12.

Carried

(See Minute No. 128)

 

Consideration and Adoption of Reports

 

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128 Report No. 12 of the Committee of the Whole - September 6, 2018 

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Singh, seconded by Regional Councillor Davison that Council adopt the recommendations in Report No. 12 of Committee of the Whole with the following amendment as noted:

 

York Region and York Regional Police Joint Services Agreement Amendment (Clause 6)

 

Amend the report of the Commissioner of Transportation Services dated August 10, 2018 to include additional powers be granted to York Region Transit Special Constables to enforce limited provisions under the Cannabis Act, 2017.

Amend recommendation #1 as follows:

1. Council request that York Regional Police Services Board grant York Region Transit Special Constables additional powers to permit them to enforce certain provisions of the Cannabis Act, Mental Health Act, Liquor Licence Act and Trespass to Property Act.

Carried

(See Minute No. 126)

 

129 Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Clerk - Updating the Procedure Bylaw to Accommodate the Appointment of the Regional Chair

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Davison, seconded by Mayor Dawe that Council waive the notice requirements to allow for the reconsideration of Bylaw No. 2018-40 which was considered at the May 17, 2018 Regional Council meeting.

Carried on a 2/3 majority

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council reconsider Bylaw No. 2018-40, which was considered at the May 17, 2018 Regional Council meeting.

Carried on a 2/3 majority

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri that Council adopt the following recommendation in the report dated September 11, 2018 from the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Clerk:

1. The Region’s Procedure Bylaw 2018-40 be amended to incorporate the changes set out in Attachment 1 to accommodate the appointment of the Regional Chair.

Carried

 

A recorded vote on the adoption of the report was as follows:

For: Altmann, Armstrong, Barrow, Bevilacqua, Davison, Dawe, Emmerson, Ferri, Hackson, Heath, Hogg, Pellegrini, Quirk, Rosati, Scarpitti, Singh, Taylor, Van Bynen  (18)

Against:  Jones, Li  (2)

Carried

 

130 Report No. 1 of the Commissioner of Transportation Services - York Region Transit Cross-Boundary Travel and Greater Toronto Hamilton Fare Integration

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Rosati, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri, to amend the recommendation contained in the report dated September 18, 2018 from the Commissioner of Transportation Services to include the following clause:

4. Staff request the TTC to consider an exception to the 2009 memorandum of Understanding signed by York Region, City of Toronto and TTC allowing service to continue to York University until fare integration is implemented.

Carried

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Rosati that Council adopt the following recommendations, as amended, in the report dated September 18, 2018 from the Commissioner of Transportation Services:

1. Council pass a resolution seeking commitment from the Board of Directors of Metrolinx to finalize a Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area wide  fare integration solution by 2019, to allow for full implementation as part of the PRESTO device refresh, scheduled for 2020 or sooner.

2. The Regional Chair forward the resolution to The Honourable John Yakabuski, Minister of Transportation, with a copy to Local Members of Provincial Parliament and the Chair of Metrolinx, highlighting the urgency and the importance to have this issue addressed.

3. This Council resolution and report be circulated to the Clerks of the Regional Municipality of Durham, City of Toronto, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, City of Milton, City of Oakville, City of Burlington, and the City of Hamilton.

4. Staff request the TTC to consider an exception to the 2009 Memorandum of Understanding signed by York Region, City of Toronto and TTC allowing service to continue to York University until fare integration is implemented.

Carried

 

Introduction and Approval of Bylaws

 

131 Bylaws

 

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

 

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

 

Bylaw No. 2018-59 - Procedure Bylaw

 

A bylaw to govern the proceedings of Council and its Committees

 

Bylaw No. 2018-60 - Indemnification Bylaw

 

Bylaw No. 2018-61 - Appointment of Auditor

 

To appoint an auditor for The Regional Municipality of York

 

Bylaw No. 2018-62 - Assumption of a Portion of King-Vaughan Road

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1107-96-126 being a bylaw to set out all the roads in the Regional Road System

 

Bylaw No. 2018-63 - King-Vaughan Road/Stouffville Road (Y.R. 14) Speed Limit

 

A bylaw to amend Bylaw No. R-1312-2002-114 being a bylaw to prescribe maximum rates of speed on King-Vaughan Road/Stouffville Road (Y.R. 14)

 

Bylaw No. 2018-64 - Highway 7, Centre Street, Bathurst Street - Land Acquisition for Bus Rapid Transit Corridor (H2)

 

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)

 

Bylaw No. 2018-65 - York Durham Sewage System Forcemain Twinning Project - Town of Newmarket

 

To acquire certain lands for or in connection with the York Durham Sewage System Forcemain Twinning Project, Town of Newmarket

 

Bylaw No. 2018-66 - Rutherford Road - Widening and Reconstruction

 

To acquire certain lands for or in connection with the widening and reconstruction of Rutherford Road (Y.R.73), City of Vaughan

 

Bylaw No. 2018-67 - A Bylaw to Establish a Public Highway - Davis Drive (VIVA Corridor)

 

Bylaw No. 2018-68 - A Bylaw to Establish Public Highways - Davis Drive and Vivian Road

 

Bylaw No. 2018-69 - A Bylaw to Establish a Public Highway - Highway 27

Carried

 

Other Business

 

[Click on the title of the following Calendars to view them]

 

132 2019 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule [as adopted by Council]

 

[UPDATED 2019 Calendar, including any additions, cancellations and changes]

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that Council adopt the 2019 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule.

Carried

 

133 November 2018 Regional Council Meeting - Rescheduled

 

It was moved by Mayor Barrow, seconded by Mayor Pellegrini that the Regional Council meeting on November 15, 2018 be rescheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Carried

 

134 December 2018 Planning Advisory Committee Meeting – Rescheduled

 

Regional Chair Emmerson advised that the York Region Planning Advisory Committee meeting scheduled on December 12, 2018 is rescheduled to November 15, 2018.

Carried

 

135 2017 York Regional Police Annual Report

 

It was moved by Mayor Hackson, seconded by Mayor Bevilacqua that the 2017 York Regional Police Annual Report be received.

Carried

 

Consideration and Adoption of Private Items

 

136 Private Session

 

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

 

1. 2018 Development Charge Payment of Potential Complaints
- Potential Litigation

2. 22 Prospect Street - Town of Newmarket - Acquisition or Disposition of Land and Potential Litigation

3. Update on Regional Household Hazardous Waste Depot and Transportation District Facility Sites - City of Markham - Acquisition or Disposition of Land

4. Toronto-York Subway System Extension Update- Litigation and Potential Litigation

Carried

 

Council met in Private Session at 10:23 a.m. and reconvened in public at 10:25 a.m.

 

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

Carried

 

137 2018 Development Charge Payment of Potential Complaints

 

(Regional Councillor Armstrong left the room during the private session discussion and did not participate in, or influence, the public session vote on this item.)

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Regional Councillor Hogg that Council receive the confidential report of the Commissioner of Finance dated August 17, 2018.

Carried

 

138 22 Prospect Street - Town of Newmarket

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council adopt the private recommendations in the confidential report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services dated August 15, 2018.

Carried

 

139 Update on Regional Household Hazardous Waste Depot and Transportation District Facility Sites - City of Markham

 

It was moved by Mayor Pellegrini, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council adopt the private recommendations in the confidential report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services dated August 16, 2018.

Carried

 

140 Toronto-York Subway System Extension Update

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Heath, seconded by Regional Councillor Ferri that Council receive the confidential memorandum from the Regional Solicitor dated September 20, 2018.

Carried

 

Confirmatory Bylaw

 

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141 Bylaw No. 2018-70

 

It was moved by Regional Councillor Taylor, seconded by Mayor Van Bynen that Council enact Bylaw No. 2018-70 to confirm the proceedings of this meeting of Council held on September 20, 2018.

 

The Council meeting adjourned at 10:28 a.m.

 

____________     
Regional Clerk

 

Minutes [to be] confirmed and adopted at the meeting of Regional Council held on November 15, 2018.

     
____________
Regional Chair


 


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