2016

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 2016, 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, 2016 – Servicing Allocation 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 December 15, 2015 as follows: 7.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services Report P2015-67, dated December 15, 2015, regarding the Town-wide Servicing Allocation Policy Update, be received; and

THAT Council endorse updates to the Town-wide Servicing Allocation Policy as outlined in this report and as consolidated in Appendix 1; and

THAT allocation provided under the YDSS Agreement be permitted to utilize ‘persons per unit/single detached equivalent’ allocation for any draft approved units, except for units which have been allocated by the Town from the Town’s reserve, as outlined further in this report; and

THAT Staff be delegated the authority to make minor adjustments to the allocation unit counts that may be required to address part lots and appropriate development phasing and construction; and

THAT any previous Council resolutions which provided Servicing Allocation to developments not yet built, be deemed to have been allocated single detached equivalent units, as outlined in this report; and

THAT units over and above those calculated based on single detached equivalent be credited to the Town’s reserve, as outlined in this report.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Declared an interest

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-15

January 19, 2016 – Elected Regional Chair Councillor Young requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the correspondence from K. Kitteringham, City Clerk, City of Markham, dated November 12, 2015, regarding the election of the Chair of York Region, be received; and

THAT Council will support the following resolution:

WHEREAS the Chair of the Region of York is one of the most powerful politicians in the Province of Ontario; and,

WHEREAS the Chair position directly impacts residents of York Region whether it be through Policing, Regional Planning, Roads, Public Housing, Public Transportation, Water and Sewer Services, Emergency Services or any other Regional services; and,

WHEREAS the current process whereby the Region of York Council appoints their own Chair deprives York Region residents of the opportunity to choose from the platform and/or agenda of the individual(s) running for the Chair’s position; and,

WHEREAS the Town of East Gwillimbury is committed to accountability and transparency and believes that the Regional Chair should be directly accountable to the residents of York Region through the democratic process;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury indicate its support for Bill42- the Municipal Amendment Act (Election of Chair of York Region); and

THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury encourage the Province of Ontario to pass enabling legislation to provide for the election of the Chair of York Region by general vote beginning with the 2018 Municipal Election; and further,

THAT a copy of this resolution be sent to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Patrick Brown, leader of the Official Opposition, Andrea Horwath, Leader of the NDP, all York Region MPPs and every municipality within York Region.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson No

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini No

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

 

Carried C2016-20

March 1, 2016 – 2016 Water & Wastewater Budget Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente S

econded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on February 17, 2016, as follows: 16.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the presentation regarding the 2016 Proposed Water and Wastewater Budget, be received; and

THAT Council adopt the 2016 Proposed Water and Wastewater Budget as presented at the February 9, 2016 Council workshop.

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 C2016-87

March 1, 2016 – 2016 Water & Wastewater Budget Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Corporate Services report CS2016-05 dated March 1, 2016 entitled “Adoption of the 2016 Water and Wastewater Budget and Fill Operations Budget”, be received; and

THAT the 2016 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, consistent with the multi year Financial Plan approved by Council on February 2, 2016, as outlined in Appendix C; and

THAT the 2016 Fill Operations Budget be approved, as per Appendix D.

 

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 C2016-97

April 5, 2016 – Electoral Review 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 March 22, 2016, as follows: 12.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Corporate Services Report CS2016-06, dated March 22, 2016, entitled “Electoral Review”, be received; and

THAT Council direct the Municipal Clerk to proceed with a Request for Proposal (RFP) for third party consulting services to conduct an electoral review that includes the “Areas of Focus” and to report back on the results of the RFP.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-137

April 5, 2016 – Development Charge Agreement – Queensville 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 March 22, 2016, as follows: 13.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Joint Department Report CS2016-09 dated March 22, 2016 entitled “Queensville Properties Update”, be received; and

THAT the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to enter into a development charge credit agreement with Queensville Properties Development Corporation for a wastewater project and a parks project based on the key principles as outlined in this report and in accordance with the Council approved DC Credit Policy; and

THAT the Town Solicitor be directed to amend the terms of the Queensville Properties Financial Agreement dated August 31, 2012, as outlined in this report, and the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute the amendment to the financial agreement.

 

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 C2016-138

May 3, 2016 – Green Earth Village & UYSS Planning 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 3, 2016, as follows: 1.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council receive the verbal recommendation regarding Green Earth Village from C. Kellington, General Manager of Development Services; and

THAT staff continue to work with the Region and the landowner on the design of the Water Reclamation Centre (WRC), within the context of the ultimate development of the area surrounding the preferred location, on the east side of the second concession north of the Queensville Sideroad; and

THAT the Town respectfully request that the Region respond to Council to confirm those elements which have been included in the detailed design of the WRC which address the environmental focus of the IEA and the context of the surrounding long term development; and

THAT staff continue to investigate opportunities and requirements necessary to provide for a life style community and encourage unique age in place development, to deliver a variety of seniors housing as part of a pilot for unique environmental initiatives; and

THAT staff continue to work with the Region on the Municipal Comprehensive Review and implications this may have on pursuing potential business/economic development opportunities which may be associated with the WRP; and

THAT the Region be advised that should additional population be identified for East Gwillimbury – for the 2041 time period and beyond – that the timing and location of any related urban expansion be subject to the review, analysis and decision by the Town of East Gwillimbury.

THAT Council consider ratification of this recommendation at the Council meeting to be held on May 3, 2016.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Declared an Interest

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Declared an Interest

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-189

May 3, 2016 – Decommissioning Holland Landing Lagoons & Sewage Allocation for E.G. Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Proposed resolution identified as Appendix #1 within Joint Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services and Development Services Report CIES-2016-031: Holland Landing Lagoons Chronology & Status Update, listed as Item I3 of the CWC May 3, 2016 agenda, be received as follows:

WHEREAS sanitary services in the community of Holland Landing are currently dependent upon wastewater effluent being treated by York Region at its Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and lagoon system; and

WHEREAS the Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and lagoon system was constructed in 1974 and is being operated in accordance with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change approval 8589-8CYVBL; and

WHEREAS the Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan Amendment #60 (Holland Landing Community Plan), approved by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) in June 1996, identified that servicing for the proposed growth should not include additional waste stabilization ponds (lagoons) but rather should be based on a sewage treatment plant or connection to the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) with the elimination of the lagoons; and

WHEREAS the Town of East Gwillimbury Official Plan Amendment #89 (Queensville Community Plan), approved by the OMB in June 1998, required the coordination of Queensville servicing with the Holland Landing servicing to the satisfaction of York Region; and

WHEREAS York Region undertook more than one Class EA for the YDSS expansion to support planned growth in York Region including the communities of Queensville, Holland Landing and Sharon; and

WHEREAS York Region has advised that their previous EA for the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS) extension into QHLS identified decommissioning of the lagoons upon the YDSS connection; however, this commitment has been superseded by the Upper York Sewage Solution Individual Environmental Assessment; and

WHEREAS York Region report No. 5 of the Transportation and Works Committee Meeting dated May 19, 2005 noted that in terms of Regional priorities for growth, the existing sewage lagoons in Holland Landing were nearing the end of their lifecycle and would need to be decommissioned as a priority; and

WHEREAS Town Council provided a resolution to York Region on September 19, 2005 with respect to the need to reserve capacity of approximately 4,300 persons equivalent in the YDSS to address the requirement for decommissioning the existing Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and lagoon system; and

WHEREAS York Region provided a Notice of Commencement for the Individual Environmental Assessment (IEA) for the Upper York Sewage Solution (UYSS) in 2009 and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) approved terms of reference for the IEA in March 2010; and

WHEREAS the Town’s Consolidated Official Plan, adopted by Council in June 2010, included Policy 7.3.1.2 which stated, “The Town shall work with the Region to decommission the Holland Landing lagoon system for sewage treatment as an essential first phase of servicing for the Town”; and

WHEREAS on July 25, 2014 York Region submitted the IEA to the Minister for the UYSS which identified the need to construct the proposed Water Reclamation Centre (WRC) in the Queensville area; and

WHEREAS York Region has advised that the Environmental Compliance Approval for the Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and Lagoon System is to be transferred to the WRC, once constructed; and

WHEREAS comments from MOECC also indicated that the Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant is to be decommissioned by York Region following the implementation of the WRC, as the lagoons will no longer be required for sewage servicing; and

WHEREAS York Region is operating, monitoring and maintaining the Holland Landing Sewage Lagoons in accordance with the Environmental Compliance Approval and the Occupational Health and Safety Act providing for the safety framework for employees and the public;

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MOECC be requested to transfer the Environmental Compliance Approval for the Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and Lagoon System to the Water Reclamation Centre of the Upper York Sewage Solutions; and

THAT the Region use the capacity in the YDSS that was reserved for the flows from the Holland Landing Sewage Treatment Plant and Lagoon System to facilitate the decommissioning of the Holland Landing Lagoons; and

THAT the decommissioning of the Holland Landing Lagoons coincide with the commissioning of the 2nd Concession Sanitary Linear Works currently nearing completion; and

THAT should the MOECC approval not be transferred and the lagoons not be decommissioned with the 2nd Concession Linear Works, and should the Region decide to allocate the Lagoon reserve capacity in the YDSS, the Region is hereby requested to allocate the capacity in the YDSS reserved for the Holland Landing Lagoons exclusively to the Town of East Gwillimbury; and

THAT Council direct the Municipal Clerk to forward a copy of this resolution to Hon. Julia Munro, MPP for York-Simcoe, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the Regional Municipality of York.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Declared an Interest

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-197

May 17, 2016 – Servicing Employment Lands 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 May 3, 2016, as follows: 10.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services Report CIES2016-029 entitled “Engineering Services Contract Award – Detailed Servicing Design of Highway 404 Employment Land”, dated May 3, 2016, be received as amended; and

THAT Cole Engineering be awarded a services contract in accordance with the Towns Procurement By-Law for the Detailed Servicing Design of Highway 404 Employment Land in the amount of $345,000. excluding HST and that the General Manager, Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services, be authorized to execute the associated engineering services contract; and

THAT York Region be requested to incorporate the trunk sanitary and water servicing works to support servicing the Highway 404 Employment Lands into their master plans and capital forecasts.

 

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 C2016-233

May 17, 2016, Blue Dot Movement Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

 

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

 

Whereas the Town of East Gwillimbury understands that people are part of the environment, and that a healthy environment is inextricably linked to the well-being of our community;

Whereas the Town of East Gwillimbury recognizes that environmental protection is a fundamental value held by its citizens;

Whereas the Town of East Gwillimbury recognizes the importance of protecting citizens’ health from environmental hazards such as air pollution, contaminated food and water, and toxic chemicals;

Whereas the Town of East Gwillimbury, as an environmental steward, respects, protects, fulfills and promotes rights for the benefit of existing and future generations;

Whereas in proclaiming this declaration, Council is articulating public policy principles, but not creating or guaranteeing any legal rights or obligations;

Whereas the Town of East Gwillimbury will work towards promoting community vitality and prosperity while respecting, preserving and restoring our natural environment while balancing the environmental, economic, socio-cultural and financial priorities of the community;

NOW THEREFORE the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the Town of East Gwillimbury declares:

1.       THAT all people have the right to Live in a healthy environment, including: • The right to breathe clean air;

• The right to drink and access clean water;

• The right to eat safe and healthy food;

• The right to access nature;

• The right to know about pollutants and contaminants released into the local environment; and

• The right to participate in decision-making that will affect the environment; and

 

2. THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury has the responsibility, within its jurisdiction, to respect, protect, fulfill and promote these rights; and

 

3. THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury shall apply the precautionary principle by taking reasonable measures to prevent the degradation of the environment and protect the health of its citizens; and

 

4. THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury will consider costs to human health and the environment when implementing the Town’s programs and services; and

 

5. THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury will specify objectives, targets, timelines and actions the Town will take, within its jurisdiction, to address the residents’ right to a healthy environment, including priority actions to:

 

a. Ensure fair and reasonable distribution of environmental benefits within the municipality;

b. Ensure reasonable measures are taken to protect the environment when implementing infrastructure and development projects;

c. Endeavour to work with the Region of York and neighbouring municipalities to address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and implementing reasonable adaptation measures;

d. Develop and implement appropriate and responsible policies for intensification within the urban centres of East Gwillimbury;

e. Promote walking, cycling and public transit as preferred modes of transportation;

f. Encourage and work with the Region of York to ensure adequate infrastructure for the provision of safe and accessible drinking water;

g. Support initiatives that result in improved access to food that is local, healthy and safe;

h. Reduce solid waste and promote recycling, reuse and composting;

i. Where feasible, establish and maintain accessible green spaces in residential neighbourhoods, and protect and conserve nature in public open spaces;

j. In taking these above mentioned steps, continue to protect and conserve the biodiversity and ecosystem of the unique features that define East Gwillimbury, including the Holland Marsh, Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt; and

k. By the Town of East Gwillimbury making this declaration on behalf of its citizens for their right to a healthy environment, all citizens of East Gwillimbury should endeavor to contribute towards a healthy environment; and

 

6. THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury forward a copy of this declaration to the provincial government, calling for a public review of the Ontario Environmental Bill of Rights in order to improve the Act and to include recognition that all people have the right to live in a healthy environment; and

 

7. THAT the Town of East Gwillimbury forward a copy of this declaration to the federal government calling for the development of federal legislation that recognizes that all people have the right to live in a healthy environment; and

 

8. THAT the Town of East Gwlllimbury forward a copy of this declaration to the Prime Minister of Canada, Federal Environmental Minister, York Simcoe Member of Parliament, Premier of Ontario, York Simcoe Member of Provincial Parliament, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Region of York and all York Regional Municipalities and the David Suzuki Foundation to show support for recognizing The Blue Dot Movement and the right of all people to live in a healthy environment.

 

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 C2016-246

June 21, 2016 Oriole Drive Trail Project 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 June 7, 2016, as follows: 19.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation & Culture Report CPRC2016-11 dated June 7th, 2016 regarding Oriole Drive Trail and Open Space recommendations, be received; and

THAT council approve the phased development of the Oriole Drive Trail and Open Space as described in this report; and

THAT Council approve the design for phase 1 – Oriole Drive Trail for 2016 and Construction of the trail be considered with the 2017 Capital Budget; and

THAT staff forward the report to the Heritage Advisory Committee and the Active Transportation & Trails Advisory Committee.

 

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 C2016-283

June 21, 2016 – Oxford Homes Earthworks Agreement Councillor Young requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services Report CIES-2016-037 dated June 21, 2016 regarding Oxford Homes Earthworks & Mount Albert Community Improvements, be received; and

THAT Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services Report CIES-2016-026 dated May 3, 2016 regarding “Topsoil Stripping and Earthworks Agreement Oxford Homes Mount Albert Village – 19T-13001 (appended as Appendix 2) be received; and

THAT Council authorize the General Manager of Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services to execute the Topsoil Stripping and Earthworks Agreement with the developer; and

THAT no work is to begin until property lines are appropriately reinstated with survey stakes; fencing, both privacy and siltation being installed; and effective communication among all stakeholders taking place; and

THAT the Oxford Homes topsoil stripping and earthworks agreement incorporate clauses to address items 1 through 7 as outlined in this report.

 

The Deputy Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

 

Carried C2016-292

July 19, 2016 – Delegated Authority By-Law 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 June 21, 2016, as follows: 17.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt recommendations 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, and 13 proposed in Administration Report ADMIN2016-11 for a Delegation of Administrative Authority By-law; and

THAT Council adopt the Execution of Pre-Servicing Agreements for a Delegation of Administrative Authority By-law.

 

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 C2016-318

Sept 20, 2016 – Earthworks & Topsoil Stripping  Valmaderra Councillor Johnston 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 September 7, 2016, as follows:

13.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services Report CIES2016-040 dated September 7, 2016 regarding “Topsoil Stripping and Earthworks Agreement Valmaderra Holdings Inc. Phase 1 – 19T-09003”, be received; and

THAT Council authorize the General Manager of Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services to execute the topsoil stripping and earthworks agreement with the developer, with the understanding that seeding and stabilizing occurs within 2 months of completion of earthworks or within 12 months of entering into the earthworks agreement, whichever occurs first.

 

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 C2016-414

October 4, 2016 – Partnership with E.G. Soccer Club Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested a recorded vote

 

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

6.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Parks, Recreation & Culture report CPRC2016-22, dated September 20th, 2016, entitled “East Gwillimbury Soccer Club (EGSC) and Mount Albert Lions Hall and Park”, be received; and

THAT Council approve moving forward with a partnership agreement with the EGSC at the Mount Albert Lions Hall for administration space and storage space as detailed in this report.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Acting Mayor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Absent

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-431

October 4, 2016 – Compensation & Market Review Mayor Hackson requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council receive the Closed Session Compensation and Market Review presentation; and

THAT Council approve the non-union pay structure as included in the presentation to be implemented in phases as follows: 2% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) base line increase to the pay structure effective June 26, 2016; with the remaining market adjustments being implemented in equal parts on the first pay period of 2017 and 2018; and

THAT Council approve a 2% COLA base line increase, matching the nonunion increase, to Council’s remuneration effective June 26, 2016; and

THAT Council approve an increase in the annual car allowance of 10% effective Oct 30, 2016, for all eligible positions; and

THAT an overview of the market compensation review, explaining the reason, rationale and results, be posted on the Town’s website.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Carried SC2016-451

October 4, 2016 – Firefighter Compensation Councillor Johnston requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council approve the Paid On Call (Volunteer) Firefighter wage to $39.93 per call hour, effective May 16, 2016; and

THAT Council approve the Paid On Call (Volunteer) Firefighter wage to align with the First Class Firefighter hourly rate upon ratification of the Collective Agreement.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Declared an interest

 

Carried SC2016-452

November 1, 2016 – Local Improvement Charge Incentive Pilot Councillor Young requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendations from the meeting held on October 18, 2016, as follows: 7.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Joint Development Services and Corporate Services memo dated October 18, 2016, entitled Local Improvement Charge Incentive Pilot Program, be received; and

THAT the Local Improvement Charge Incentive Pilot Program, not be pursued.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson No

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini No

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Defeated C2016-494

November 1, 2016 – Regional Governance Councillor Young requested a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

WHEREAS the Regional Clerk forwarded his report entitled “Review of Regional Council Governance”, presented to the Region of York’s Committee of the Whole meeting held on October 13, 2016; and

WHEREAS Regional Council recommended that the report be circulated for consideration and comments from the local municipal councils by November 3, 2016; and

WHEREAS the Town of East Gwillimbury is one of four municipalities within the Region of York with only one Regional representative (the Mayor); and

WHEREAS the Town of East Gwillimbury is experiencing and expecting a high rate of growth over the next 10+ years;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Town of East Gwillimbury hereby supports the addition of a “Double Direct” Regional Representative for each of the four municipalities within the Region of York with only one Regional Representative (Aurora, East Gwillimbury, King and WhitchurchStouffville), as shown as Attachments 4, 5 & 6 in the Regional Clerk’s report entitled “Review of Regional Council Governance”; and

THAT the Council of the Town of East Gwillimbury hereby does not support a “weighted voting” option; and

THAT Council direct staff to forward this resolution to the Regional Clerk and to each York Region Municipality.

 

The 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 Unanimously C2016-502

November 15, 2016 – Leslie St. Redevelopment & Servicing Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for 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 November 1, 2016, as follows: BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services Report CIES2016-035, dated November 1, 2016, regarding the Sharon – Leslie Street Corridor Redevelopment, Streetscaping, Servicing Update, be received; and

THAT Council receive the results from Sharon – Leslie Street Corridor Improvements survey; and THAT Council endorse the staff recommendation to limit discussions for servicing Area A only and that this decision be communicated with all landowners in the Leslie corridor.

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Absent

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-508

December 6, 2016 – Waste Collection Contract Award 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 15, 2016 as follows: 1. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Infrastructure and Environmental Services Report CIES2016-049 dated December 6, 2016 regarding “Northern Six Cooperative Contract CRFP2016-02 – Contract for Collection and Transportation of Garbage, Recyclable Material, Source Separated Organic Material, Yard Waste and Special Waste”, be received; and

THAT Council award its proportionate share of contract CRFP2016-02 – “Contract For Collection And Transportation Of Garbage, Recyclable Material, Source Separated Organic Material, Yard Waste and Special Waste” for a period of eight (8) years, upon expiration of the current waste collection contract to GFL Environmental Corporation (GFL) at an estimated combined Northern Six (N6) cost of $10,306,519.50 per year subject to review of the contract by the Town Solicitor; and

THAT subject to satisfactory performance and mutual agreement of the Northern Six and GFL, contract CRFP2016-02 “Contract For Collection And Transportation Of Garbage, Recyclable Material, Source Separated Organic Material, Yard Waste and Special Waste” may be extended for up to two – one year extensions in accordance with the terms of the contract; and

THAT Council approve a by-law authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of East Gwillimbury and the Towns of Aurora, Georgina, Newmarket, Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Township of King that provides for the administration of contract CRFP2016-02 – “Contract For Collection And Transportation Of Garbage, Recyclable Material, Source Separated Organic Material, Yard Waste and Special Waste” subject to review of the MOU by the Town Solicitor; and

THAT Council approve a Bylaw authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to execute the contract documents with respect to contract CRFP2016-02 – “Contract For Collection And Transportation Of Garbage, Recyclable Material, Source Separated Organic Material, Yard Waste and Special Waste” between the Town and GFL Environmental Corporation: and

THAT the recommendations of this report be ratified at the Council meeting to be held on December 6, 2016 in order to secure contractual arrangements.

 

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 C2016-546

December 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows:

3. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council approval of the base operating budget, as amended; and

THAT Budget Committee recommended a tax levy increase of 1.8 % for all base programs & services; and

THAT Budget Committee recommended a tax levy increase of 1% for Emergency Services; and

THAT the overall tax levy increase of 2.8% be clearly communicated to the public.

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 C2016-571

December 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget process Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the tax levy increase includes a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase for non-union staff be implemented as follows: 0.75% effective January 2017 & 0.75% effective July 2017.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-572

December 20, 2016 – Salary Increase for Council members Mayor Hackson requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Mayor Hackson

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the tax levy increase includes a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increase for Council members be implemented as follows: 0.75% effective January 2017 & 0.75% effective July 2017.

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Mayor Hackson No

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini No

Councillor Roy-DiClemente No

Councillor Young No

 

Defeated C2016-573

December 20, 2106 – Multi-year funding plan for Emergency Services Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows: 4. BE IT RESOLVED THAT Budget Committee recommends to Council approval of the revised Emergency Services multi-year funding plan as contained in the presentation from staff at the Budget Committee meeting held on December 13, 2016.

 

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 C2016-574

Dec 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget – Emergency Services New Aerial Truck Councillor Johnston requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows: 7.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Capital Program for Emergency Services, 17-013 Aerial Fire Truck Replacement, be deferred to the 2018 capital budget and continue with the contribution to reserve in 2017.

 

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 C2016-577

Dec 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget – Fire Inspection Vehicle Councillor Johnston requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

Seconded by: Councillor Johnston

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows: 9.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Capital Program for Emergency Services be approved as follows: 17-015 Pick-Up / Support Vehicle to be funded from building fees and associated with the successful recruitment of the new fire inspector.

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 C2016-579

Dec 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget Process Councillor Johnston requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Young

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommendation from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, be amended as follows:

17.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Capital Program for Chief Administrative Officer, Human Resources Branch, be approved as follows: 17-002 ADP Pilot Project

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 C2016-587

Dec 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget Process – staffing Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows: 23.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Staffing Request be approved as follows:

BC‐001 Development Services Intermediate Planner

BC‐002 Corporate Services Municipal Law Enforcement Officer II (conversion)

BC‐005 Corporate Services Development Finance Analyst

BC‐008 CIES Subdivision Compliance/Enforcement Officer

BC‐011 CIES Transportation Engineering Coordinator

BC‐012 Emergency Services

 

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 C2016-592

Dec. 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget Process – Operations Staffing Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Young

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows: 24.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Staffing Request be approved as follows:

BC‐009 CIES Roads Operator Labourer ‐2 contract to full time

BC‐010 CIES Roads Operator/Labourer

 

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 C2016-593

Dec 20, 2016, 2017 Budget Process – Library Staffing Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows: 25. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Staffing Request be approved as follows: BC‐006 EG Library Customer and Community Service Specialist

 

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young No

Mayor Hackson Yes

Councillor Johnston No

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-594

Dec 20, 2016, 2017 Budget Process – Library Staffing Councillor Young requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows:

26. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Staffing Request, BC‐007 EG Library Customer Experience Specialist be deferred to mid-year 2017.

 

The 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 C2016-595

Dec 20, 2016 – 2017 Budget Process – Staffing Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Persechini

Seconded by: Councillor Roy-DiClemente

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Budget Committee recommendations from the meeting held on December 13, 2016, as follows: 27.BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Budget Committee recommends to Council that the 2017 New Staffing Request be approved as follows: BC‐003 Corporate Services Procurement Manager (0.5)

The Clerk recorded the vote with the following results:

Councillor Roy-DiClemente Yes

Councillor Young Yes

Mayor Hackson Yes C

ouncillor Johnston Yes

Councillor Persechini Yes

 

Carried C2016-596

Dec 20, 2016 – Official Plan Amendment Application – Green Lane Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for a recorded vote

Moved by: Councillor Johnston

Seconded by: Councillor Persechini

 

BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council adopt the Committee of the Whole recommendation from the meeting held on October 4, 2016, as follows: BE IT RESOLVED THAT Development Services, Planning Branch Report P2016-84, dated, October 4, 2016, regarding the Official Plan Amendment Application Privately-initiated NW Yonge and Green Lane Secondary Plan by Yonge Green Lane GP Inc. (Rice Commercial Group) [File: OPA.16.01], be received; and

THAT consideration of Official Plan Amendment application OPA.16.01 be deemed premature and that any further processing of the application be deferred pending completion of the comprehensive Green Lane Secondary Plan.

 

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 C2016-605

Dec 20, 2016 – Sidewalk Funding Reallocation Councillor Roy-DiClemente requested for 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 December 6, 2016, as follows: 6.BE IT RESOLVED THAT Community Infrastructure & Environmental Services Report CIES2016-052, dated December 6, 2016, regarding the Sidewalk Funding Reallocation, be received; and

THAT Council reallocate approved funds from Project 16-061 “New Sidewalk on Oriole Drive” (16-061) and Project 16-062 ‘New Sidewalk on Toll Road” (16-062), in the amounts of $108,000 and $132,000 respectively, to new sidewalk projects on Mount Albert Road and Highway 48 as outlined 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 C2016-609