2015

Not all votes in Council are tracked, but when a member of Council requests a recorded vote in a Council meeting, the results are set out in the minutes. Follows is a list of the recorded votes from 2015, extracted manually from the Council minutes.  I hope you find this helpful in making an informed decision this fall. I’m proud of my record, and I welcome any questions you may have about why I voted the way I did.

 

January 19, 2015 – Noise Bylaw Exemption Councillor Young requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the correspondence from A. Horan, Ward and Burke Microtunnelling, dated January 12, 2015 regarding a Noise Exemption Request for tunneling for the 2nd Concession Sanitary Pumping Station project on a 24 hour/7 day per week schedule from January 13 to January 20, 2015, be received; and

THAT Council will grant the Region of York through Ward and Burke Microtunnelling a Noise Exemption for tunneling for the 2nd Concession Sanitary Pumping Station project on a 24 hour/7 day for a period not to exceed 6 working days; and

THAT Council request that the Region of York exercise due diligence in overseeing the works in order to minimize impact to East Gwillimbury residents.

The Municipal Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Carried C2015-24

January 19, 2015 – Thane Smelter Site Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the correspondence from J. Heydon, Deputy Clerk, Town of New Tecumseth, dated January 2, 2015 regarding the former Thane Smelter site located in Keswick, be received; and

THAT Council will support the Town of New Tecumseth in their resolution as follows:

WHEREAS Thane Development Ltd. opened an aluminium smelter at Keswick, Ontario in 1974;

AND WHEREAS the Thane Development Ltd. Smelter closed in 1997;

AND WHEREAS contaminated waste from the site remains on the site and is a source of both on-side and off-site contamination;

AND WHEREAS a Provincially Significant wetland is situated 400 meters west of the site and runoff from on-site slag and waste material is currently discharging into this Provincially Significant wetland, which will eventually flow into Lake Simcoe;

AND WHEREAS in 1989 and again in 2002, the Province of Ontario committed to help clean up the former Thane Smelter site;

AND WHEREAS 400,000 people live around Lake Simcoe and many thousands more tourists visit the lake every year for recreation;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the municipalities and counties bordering Lake Simcoe demand that both the Provincial and Federal Governments take action to clean up the former Thane Smelter site;

AND FURTHER THAT a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Peter Van Loan, MP, York-Simcoe, Julia Munro, MPP, York-Simcoe, Glen Murray, the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, and Leona Aglukkaq, the Federal Minister of the Environment.

 

The Municipal Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-32

February 3, 2015 – Emerald Ash Borer Strategy Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Young

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on January 19, 2015 as follows:

2. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation and Culture Report CPRC2015-01 regarding Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Management Plan be received, and

THAT Council approve year one of Option 2 of the proposed EAB Management Plans in response to the Emerald Ash Borer infestation to be funded from the Parks Reserve; and

THAT Staff report back regularly on status and progress of the infestation, as well as a proposed funding plan for the remainder of the strategy costs.

 

The Municipal Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-41

February 3, 2015 – Seniors Housing Councillor Young requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Young

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

 

WHEREAS the Town’s Strategic Plan speaks to the delivery of programs and services that meet the diverse and changing needs of our residents; and WHEREAS the Town’s Official Plan includes policies relating to the provision of a mix of housing types, densities, sizes and tenures to meet the existing and projected demographic and housing market requirements of current and future residents of the Town; and

WHEREAS Council recognizes the need for senior’s apartment/condominium housing, assisted living retirement residences and long-term care facilities;

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council directs that the provision of such housing and long-term care facilities become a strategic priority; and

THAT staff be directed to investigate and report back to Council on options and a strategy related to the pursuit and delivery of senior-oriented housing and long-term care facilities.

 

The Municipal Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Carried C2015-58

February 10, 2015 – 19040 Leslie Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Young

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation & Culture Department, Report CPRC-2015-02 dated February 10, 2015, regarding 19040 Leslie Street Project Renovation and Interim Use, be received as amended; and

THAT Council authorizes staff to formalize a lease agreement with Rodeo Homes Sharon Inc. for the Renovation and Interim use of the house at 19040 Leslie Street as detailed in this report; and

THAT Council authorize the renovation of the exterior of the house and site at 19040 Leslie Street in an amount not to exceed $150,000, excluding taxes; and THAT Council authorize staff to continue work with community stakeholders to develop a potential long-term use for the house at 19040 Leslie Street; and THAT a communication program be undertaken to advise the community and stakeholders of this initiative.

 

The Municipal Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried SC2015-72

Feb 17, 2015 – Plan of Subdivision – Oskar Group Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on February 3, 2015 as follows:

8. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services Planning Branch Report P2015-06, dated February 3rd, 2015 regarding the Draft Plan of Subdivision Application by 1625489 Ontario Inc. (Oskar Group), be received; and

THAT Council approve the Plan of Subdivision, the Draft Plan conditions attached as Appendix 3; and

THAT comments and concerns raised during the application process that relate more appropriately to the Site Plan application be noted, and that they be addressed through an appropriate amount of outreach.

 

The Deputy Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-080

February 17, 2015 – UYSS and Servicing Councillor Young requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Young

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on February 17, 2015 as follows: 1. WHEREAS the Town of East Gwillimbury has been identified as an area to accommodate future growth by the Ontario Provincial Growth Plan (Places to Grow, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006); AND

WHEREAS a sizeable area within the Town has been included within the Urban Area of the York Region Official Plan and it has been recognized that East Gwillimbury will accommodate significant further growth in the future; AND

WHEREAS significant financial resources and efforts have been incurred in the preparation of the Town’s Official Plan, Master Plans, Development Charges By-law, financial projections and numerous other documents that have been based on timely delivery of the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) and the Upper York Sewage Solution (UYSS); AND

WHEREAS it has been recognized by all parties involved that growth within East Gwillimbury will not take place without the extension of the YDSS as well as the timely construction of the UYSS; AND

WHEREAS York Region’s proposed deferment of the UYSS is highly problematic as approved residential subdivisions cannot be completed and it will delay the decommissioning of the Holland Landing Sewage Lagoons, delay the availability of servicing for the Town’s Highway 404 employment lands, and creates great uncertainty while the Town works to properly manage overall municipal operations and accommodate growth in a sustainable and reasonable manner; BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury hereby insists that the Region set aside the making of any decisions relating to a delay in the delivery of the UYSS for a 120 day period to allow for needed discussion and further investigation as to the implications of any delays in this significant piece of infrastructure; and

THAT staff continue to engage with the Region, staff of the Town of Newmarket and the Town of Aurora, and representatives of the development/building industry to review financial solutions to facilitate the construction of the UYSS; and

THAT Town Council and staff continue to advocate for the complete reinstatement of the UYSS within the 2015 capital budget and that the construction of this infrastructure be prioritized and that the facility be operational by 2020; and

THAT the Town reiterate its position that the Region must prioritize the decommissioning of the Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and associated lagoons as soon as municipal sanitary servicing is introduced into the community (late 2015); and

THAT this resolution be forwarded to the Chair, Council members and CAO of York Region as well as the Mayor, Council and CAO of the Towns of Newmarket and Aurora.

 

The Deputy Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Declared an interest

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Carried C2015-094

   
March 3, 2015 – Western Jamboree Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Young

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on February 17, 2015, as follows: 11. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Administration Report ADMIN2015-03 dated February 17, 2015 regarding Proposed Western Jamboree, be received; and

THAT the request be denied.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Absent

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-114

March 3, 2015 – Tax Levy, 2016 Budget Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Young

BE IT RESOLVED THAT a tax levy increase of 2.2% be approved to maintain the Town’s operating programs and services.

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Absent

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-129

March 3, 2015 – Tax Levy – Emergency Services Funding Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT a tax levy increase of 1.75% be approved to continue the Town’s multi-year plan to enhance community safety, including the addition of two new full time firefighters.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Absent

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-130

March 24, 2015 – Fire Station Renovations & Construction Councillor Persechini requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Mayor Hackson

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on March 3, 2015 as follows: 9. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the joint Emergency Services and Community Parks Recreation & Culture Report ESD 2015-02 dated March 3 , 2015 entitled “Queensville Fire Station 28 and Mount Albert Fire Station 26 Update” be received; and

THAT Council approve the transfer of $200,000 in unspent budget from the Queensville Fire Station capital project, to the Mount Albert Fire Station capital project as outlined in this report.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Absent

Carried C2015-143

April 7, 2015 – Resident Correspondence re purchase of land Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the correspondence from V. and M. Agresti, residents, dated November 24, 2014, regarding the purchase of an adjacent property at 2nd Concession and Doane Road, be received; and

THAT Council does not grant approval for the purchase to be made for the reasons outlined in the staff report of December 2013; and

THAT Council request staff to work with the current property owner to ensure the lands are maintained appropriately.

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Declared an Interest

Mayor Hackson Yes

Carried C2015-167

May 19, 2015 – Provincial Review of Oak Ridges Moraine & Greenbelt Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

 

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on May 5, 2015 as follows: 15. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services, Planning Branch Report P2015-21 dated May 5, 2015, regarding the Town of East Gwillimbury Comments on the Provincial Coordinated Land Use Review of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, Greenbelt Plan, and Growth Plan (EBR#012-3256), be received; and

THAT Council endorse the detailed chart, attached as Appendix 3, as the Town’s formal input on the Province’s Coordinated Land Use Planning Review and that these be uploaded to the Environmental Registry Posting EBR#012-3256; and

THAT a copy of this Report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Member of Provincial Parliament, York Region, and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-255

May 19, 2015 – Oxford Homes Zoning & Plan of Subdivision Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on May 5, 2015 as follows: 16. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services Planning Branch Report P2015-23, dated May 5, 2015 regarding the Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications by 711371 Ontario Inc. (Oxford Homes), be received; and THAT Council approve the Plan of Subdivision and the Draft Plan conditions attached as Appendix 5, subject to any minor revisions that may be required to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning; and

THAT Council pass the Zoning By-law Amendment, attached as Appendix 4; and THAT Council grant water and waste water allocation for 174 units from the Mount Albert Wastewater Control Plant; and

THAT dialogue continue with the applicant, the Region and other stakeholders to address traffic and safety concerns raised during this process, and

THAT Council direct staff to work diligently with their Regional counterpart to address pressure and aesthetic issues with the local water supply in the community of Mount Albert, including advocating strongly with York Region for timely installation of additional filtration infrastructure to address high mineral content and undertaking enhanced pressure monitoring with regular reporting to Council.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Carried C2015-256

May 19, 2015 – Zoning for 119 Peter St. development Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services, Planning Branch Report P2015-11 dated May 5, 2015, regarding Zoning By-law Amendment and Site Plan Applications by MSJM Holdings [ZBA.14.05 & SPA.14.13], be received; and

THAT Council pass a Zoning By-law Amendment, attached as Appendix 5 of this report as amended to reflect two storey units; and

THAT Council endorse the use of density bonusing, as provided for in the Town’s Official Plan, for the additional six units which exceed the low density provisions, as outlined in this report; and

THAT Council approve up to 26 units of allocation be provided to the subject development, from the Town YDSS reserve, with 3 additional units to be achieved through the Town’s Sustainable Development Incentive Program; and THAT Council endorse the site plan application, as modified to 29 units, subject to any minor revisions and that final site plan approval be delegated to the Director of Planning, to be issued once the site plan agreement has been entered into and the Region confirms that physical servicing capacity is available; and

THAT Council authorize the Mayor and Clerk to enter into the Site Plan Agreement; and

THAT Council endorse the registration of the exemption to Part Lot Control By-law.

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente No

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-270

May 15, 2015 – Zoning By-law – Oxford Homes Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

 

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2015-057 be taken as read, enacted and signed by the Mayor and Municipal Clerk.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Carried C2015-272

June 9, 2015 – Town’s position on OMB Matter Councillor Persechini requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council endorse the principles of settlement initially presented by staff during a closed meeting held on September 29, 2014; and

THAT the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to enter into Minutes of Settlement, to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Development Services and the Town Solicitor, based on the principles of settlement presented September 29, 2014; and

THAT staff be authorized to appear before the Ontario Municipal Board, in support of the Town’s position.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Carried SC2015-281

June 9, 2015 – Water & Wastewater Budget Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on May 19, 2015 as follows: 8.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Corporate Services Report CS2015-11 dated May 19, 2015 entitled “Adoption of 2015 Water and Wastewater Business Plan and Budget”, be received; and

THAT the 2015 Water and Wastewater budget be approved, as per Appendix A including the capital program as outlined in Appendix B; and

THAT Council approve a water and wastewater rate increase as outlined in Option 1 in this report; and

THAT staff present to Council, a revised four year plan to reflect a less aggressive approach to addressing the infrastructure reserve shortfall; and THAT the approved 2015 Water and Wastewater Business Plan and Budget be communicated to the public as described in Appendix D; and

THAT Council endorse the water and wastewater deferral program for low income seniors and persons with disabilities as described in this report.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-285

June 9, 2015 – OP Amendments – South Sharon Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by:Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on May 19, 2015 as follows: 10.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services – Planning Branch Report P2015-25, dated May 19, 2015, regarding Modifications to Official Plan Amendment 1 (OPA 1) submitted by South Sharon Developments Inc. and Acorn Development Corporation, be received; and

THAT the modifications made to Official Plan Amendment 1 (OPA 1) be endorsed subject to further reporting by staff on trail connectivity and that York Region be notified and requested to grant final approval

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Carried C2015-287

June 9, 2015 – 119 Peter Street zoning Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

 

Moved by:Councillor Young

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2015-061 be taken as read, enacted and signed by the Mayor and Municipal Clerk.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente No

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-300

June 9, 2015 – Part lot Control Provisions, 119 Peter St Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by:Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2015-062 be taken as read, enacted and signed by the Mayor and Municipal Clerk.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente No

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-301

June 23, 2015 – Broadband Communications Initiative Mayor Hackson requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on June 23, 2015 as follows: 1. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services, Corporate Services and Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services Report ED2015-03 regarding the Broadband Communications Initiative be received; and

THAT Council endorse, in principle, the recommended engineering design standards relating to conduit installation and direct staff to include these within the Town’s engineering standards; and

THAT conduit installation be required in collector road rights-of-way in all subdivisions, including those currently under construction, and that appropriate discussions be undertaken with affected development interests; and

THAT the background reports prepared by Diverse Systems Group and Fancom Connects Ltd. be used to inform ongoing discussions with York Region and Internet Service Providers and to determine next steps in advancing and/or providing for future broadband infrastructure; and

THAT the provision of conduit be incorporated into the design and costing of future Town roadworks, where the scope of works allows for it; and

THAT York Region be requested to allow the Town to lay conduit when road construction or reconstruction is being undertaken; and

THAT following discussions with existing Internet Service Providers regarding leasing conduit from the town, staff will report back with a funding plan for providing conduit in the existing East Gwillimbury road fabric, local, collector, regional and provincial; and

THAT the recommendations of this report be ratified at the Council meeting held on June 23, 2015.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Carried C2015-320

June 23, 2015 – Blanket Resolution Approving Rooftop Solar Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

WHEREAS the Province’s FIT Program encourages the construction and operation of rooftop solar power generation projects (the “Projects”); AND

WHEREAS one or more projects may be constructed and operated in the Town of East Gwillimbury; AND

WHEREAS pursuant to the rules governing the FIT Program (the “FIT Rules”), Applications whose Projects receive the formal support of the Local Municipalities will be awarded Priority Points, which may result in these Applicants being offered a FIT Contract prior to other persons applying for FIT Contracts;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of East Gwillimbury supports the construction and operation of the Rooftop Solar Projects anywhere in the Town of East Gwillimbury. This resolution’s sole purpose is to enable the participants in the FIT Program to receive Priority Points under the FIT Program and may not be used for the purpose of any other form of municipal approval relation to the Application or Projects or any other purpose. This resolution shall expire twelve (12) months after its adoption by Council.

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-330

July 21, 2015 – YMCA Partnership Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council endorse in principle a YMCA partnership subject to further reporting and consultation with the YMCA; and

THAT Council direct staff to collaborate with YMCA to develop a formal Memorandum of Understanding for both the YMCA and Council consideration for approval.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried SC2015-376

July 21, 2015 – Recreation Continuous Improvement Strategy Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on June 23, 2015 as follows:

1.       BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation & Culture Report CPRC2015-04 dated June 23, 2015 regarding a Recreation Continuous Improvement Strategy and Recommendations be received; and

THAT the Town’s Permit Fee Schedule be reviewed with the 2016 budget based on recommendations detailed in this report; and

THAT Council endorse the recommendations for CPRC facility utilization planning, operations and comprehensive marketing plan detailed in this report, as amended.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-338

 

July 21, 2015 – Oriole Park Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on June 23, 2015 as follows:

2. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation & Culture Report CPRC2015-06 dated June 23, 2015 regarding a Oriole Park (Open Space) and recommendations be received; and

THAT Council endorse short term maintenance measures to Oriole Park (Open Space) as detailed in this report; and

THAT Council endorse the recommendations for community consultation related to a long-term strategy to provide enhanced parks/open space services in North-West Holland Landing; and

THAT Council direct staff to report back in order to be included for consideration in the 2016 budget process.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-339

July 21, 2015 – Fees & Charges By-law Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on June 23, 2015 as follows:

3. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Corporate Services Report CS2015-13 dated June 23, 2015 entitled “Consolidated Fees and Charges By-law” be received; and

THAT the proposed rate for “Turn Water On/Off – Regular Hours” be amended to match the lowest fee of York Region municipalities; and

THAT the Fees and Charges By-law be considered for adoption by Council on July 21, 2015.

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-340

July 21, 2015 – Strategic Plan Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on June 23, 2015 as follows: 4. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporate Services Report CS2015-18, dated June 23, 2015, entitled “Town of East Gwillimbury Strategic Plan Update 2015 – 2018”, be received, as amended; and

THAT Council endorse the updated 2015-2018 Strategic Plan, as reflected in Appendix 1, as amended, and that it be used as a guideline for the 2015-2018 Council term.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-341

July 21, 2015 – South Sharon Draft Plan of Subdivision Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on July 21, 2015 as follows: 4. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services Planning Branch Report P2015- 37, dated July 21, 2015, regarding Draft Plan of Subdivision and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications by The Acorn Development Corp. and South Sharon Developments Inc., be received; and

THAT Council pass the Zoning By-law Amendment attached to this report as Appendix 4; and

THAT Council grant Draft Plan Approval to Plan of Subdivisions 19T-14001 and 19T-14002 subject to conditions substantively in the form as that attached as Appendices 5 and 6, conditional upon the applicant having satisfied the Region of York pre-conditions, subject to any minor revisions to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning; and

THAT Council approve the Draft Plan Approval to Plan of Subdivisions 19T-14001 and 19T-14002 specifically amending Section 4(b) to add the following: “Upon registration of the first phase or stage of the plan of subdivision: • An interim roundabout feature at the intersection of the N/S and E/W collector roads built to the outer limits of the roundabout, to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services” Section 3(f) be added to read: “the construction of parks located within a given phase, prior to 50% of the occupancy permits being issued for that phase or stage, be completed with regard to the provisions of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan to the satisfaction of the General Manager of Community Parks, Recreation & Culture”; and

THAT Council authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute a “No Pre-Sales” Agreement between the Owner and the Town; and

THAT the above recommendations and attached zoning by-law amendment be ratified and passed at the Council meeting of July 21, 2015.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Carried C2015-346

August 25, 2015 – Sale of 3992 Holborn Rd Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT By-law 2015-087 being a by-law to authorize entering into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale between the Town and Justus Clerk, be taken as read, enacted and signed by the Mayor and Municipal Clerk.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Carried SC2015-402

August 25, 2015 – Site Plan for Fieldgate (Yonge & Green Lane) Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THATCouncil adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on July 21, 2015 as follows: 20. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services, Planning Branch Report P2015-39, dated July 21st, 2015, regarding the Site Plan Application by the Yonge & Green Lane South Development Corp. (Fieldgate) for two proposed Retail Commercial Buildings (E-10, E-11 & E-12) be received; and

THAT Committee approve the Site Plan Application (File: SPA.13.09) by Yonge & Green Lane South Development Corp. (Fieldgate) for the proposed Retail Commercial Buildings (E-10, E-11 & E-12), subject to minor revisions to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning and subject to further reporting from the General Manager of Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services on the disposition of the fill onsite; and

THAT Council authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute the Amending Site Plan Agreement.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini No

Councillor Roy-DiClemente No

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson No

Defeated C2015-380

August 25, 2015 – Town Purchase of Car Show Audio Equipment Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on July 21, 2015 as follows: 22. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation & Culture and Corporate Services Report CPRC-2015-08 dated July 21st, 2015 regarding a partnership arrangement between the Town of East Gwillimbury and the East Gwillimbury Car Show related to Audio equipment and recommendations be received; and THAT Council approve the purchase of the audio system noted in report CPRC 2015-08 to be funded from Mayor and Council budget.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente No

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Carried C2015-382

August 25, 2015 – Noise By-law Exemption Request Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Young

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the correspondence from G.Dipede, President, North Rock Group Ltd. dated August 17, 2015, requesting a noise by-law exemption for the dates of August 28th, 29th, and 30th, on Bradford Street from Yonge St. to Toll Road. Work at the intersection will begin Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. and be completed by Monday morning at 6:00 a.m, be received; and

THAT Council will approve by-law exemption for the dates of August 28th, 29th, and 30th, on Bradford Street from Yonge St. to Toll Road.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes Carried

C2015-392

September 22, 2015 – York Region’s Municipal Comprehensive Review Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Young S

econded by: Councillor Johnston

 

WHEREAS York Region is required to conduct a Municipal Comprehensive Review that includes population and employment forecasts to 2041; and WHEREAS as part of its Municipal Comprehensive Review, York Region has released draft growth scenarios for discussion, along with a request for local municipal comments; and

WHEREAS Town of East Gwillimbury Council recognizes that staff should continue to participate in discussions with the Region regarding population projections, growth scenarios, the potential amount and location of Whitebelt lands that may be required to accommodate future growth, and resulting implications for the Town of East Gwillimbury; and

WHEREAS Town of East Gwillimbury Council continues to be concerned about delays and uncertainties with the provision of required servicing infrastructure, the implications this will have on the completion of already approved development, and resulting impacts this may have on East Gwillimbury residents;

 

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT Town of East Gwillimbury Council’s consideration of any growth scenarios or potential accommodation of additional growth is subject to and contingent upon respectfully requesting the Region address the following key issues:

a. Provision of Regional servicing to the Town’s Employment Areas, including servicing of the Highway 404 employment corridor lands in the 2018 timeframe, or sooner;

b. Delivery of the Upper York Sewage Solutions project by 2020, or alternatives that address the gap between the availability of servicing from the York Durham Sewage Solutions project and the Upper York Sewage Solutions project;

c. Construction of additional east-west transportation connections, including regional arterial routes and Provincial infrastructure such as the Highway 404/400 Link; and

d. Certainty regarding the timelines for infrastructure delivery to ensure adequate infrastructure is available to support both approved and future planned growth.

THAT a copy of this resolution be forwarded to York Region and used as a basis for future collaborative staff discussions.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Absent

Carried C2015-438

December 1, 2015 – Site Plan Application Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on November 17, 2015 as follows: 1.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services, Planning Branch Report P2015-64, dated, November 17, 2015, regarding a Site Plan Application by Ben Orser [File: SPA.14.19], be received; and

THAT Council approve the Site Plan Application (SPA.14.19) by Ben Orser for a twostorey mixed use building, subject to any minor modifications to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning; and

THAT Council approve the provision of three units of allocation, from the Town reserve, for the proposed development; and

THAT Council authorize the Mayor and Clerk to enter into the required Site Plan Agreement with Ben Orser; and

THAT Council direct staff to include in the site plan a clause with respect to provisions for pedestrian access and connectivity between neighbouring commercial properties.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-53

December 1, 2015 – Contract Award – Operations Centre Design Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on November 17, 2015 as follows: 2. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation & Culture report CPRC2015-12 dated November 17th, 2015 regarding the Operations Centre Design and Contract Administration, be received; and

THAT Council approve the award of contract for the Design phase of the project to Strasman Architects Incorporated (SAI) in the amount of $254,610.00 excluding taxes based on the results of Request for Proposal (RFP) PR 2015-07 and a design contingency in the amount of $38,191.00 excluding taxes.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Carried C2015-535