Council Meeting
Revised Agenda

C#40-21
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(Electronic Meeting pursuant to Section 238(3.3) of the Municipal Act, 2001)

Acting Mayor Joe DiPaola

PUBLIC NOTICE

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  • a) That Council endorse the City’s submission of applications to the Community Building Fund (Ontario Trillium Foundation) and Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (Infrastructure Canada) for several eligible capital projects as described in SRCM.21.11;

    b) That should the City’s Community Building Fund grant application be successful, Council approve that the funding sources allocated to the project in the 2022 Capital Budget be reduced by the grant amount received;

    c) That should the City’s Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund grants be successful, Council approve the City’s allocation of:

    a. Mill Pond Park Revitalization Project (Phase 1) – With the total current value of the project at $11,024,000, and the grant being for up to 40% of costs, that the City’s (60%) portion be funded from the Development Charges Outdoor Recreation Reserve Fund, the Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland Reserve Fund and the Water Quality Protection Reserve Fund.

    b. Humber Flats Remediation Project – With the total current value of the project at $2,965,000, and the grant being for up to 40% of costs, that the City’s (60%) portion be funded from the Water Quality Protection Reserve Fund.

  • a) That Council confirm that in providing an exemption from the Council Events Policy, approved on May 5, 2021, for Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli’s Enviro Day Event, Council’s intent was that the Enviro Day event would follow the Council Event Guidelines in place when the planning for the Enviro Day Event was commenced.  

  • a) That the theatre manager be authorized to submit an application to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for a total of $225,000.00 to be used towards presenting the 2022/2023, 2023/2024 and the 2024/2025, 2025/2026 seasons at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts;

    b) That the theatre manager be authorized to act as the contact person for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund throughout the 2022/2023, 2023/2024 and the 2024/2025, 2025/2026 application process; and

    c) That the theatre manager be authorized to sign all contracts and reports pertaining to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund grant for the 2022/2023, 2023/2024 and the 2024/2025, 2025/2026 seasons.

  • a) That the revised Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted by Yonge Ridge Developments Inc. for lands known as Part of Lots 1, 2 and 3, Plan 226 (Municipal Addresses: 13351 and 13359 Yonge Street), City File D02-17044, be approved, subject to the following:

    (i) that the subject lands be rezoned from General Commercial One (GC1) Zone under By-law 365-86, as amended, to Multiple Residential One (RM1) Zone under By-law 313-96, as amended, and that the amending Zoning By-law establish site specific development standards as outlined in Staff Report SRPI.21.094;

    (ii) that prior to the amending Zoning By-law being brought forward to a Council meeting for consideration and enactment, the applicant’s Site Plan application (City File D06-19028) be substantially completed to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure;

    (iii) that pursuant to Section 34(17) of the Planning Act, Council deem that no further notice be required with respect to any necessary modifications to the draft Zoning By-law to implement the proposed development on the subject lands;

    b) That the authority to assign 149.5 persons equivalent of servicing allocation to the proposed development to be constructed on the subject lands be delegated to the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure subject to the criteria in the City’s Interim Growth Management Strategy, and that the assigned servicing allocation be released in accordance with the provisions of By-law 109-11; and,

    c) That all comments concerning the applicant’s related Site Plan application (City File D06-19028) be referred back to staff.

  • a) That Council approves a Community Improvement Plan Façade Improvement, Landscaping, and Signage grant and Building Renovation grant application submitted by Mehdi Amini for improvements to 10144, 10146, and 10148 Yonge Street in the amount not to exceed $72,500, as outlined in SRPI.21.090 and pending the issuance of the necessary permits from the Building Division;

    b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to sign the grant agreement to provide the funding identified in Recommendation (a), upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure;

    c) That should the ownership of the property change prior to the completion of the proposed improvements, the Council delegate authority to the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure to enter into a CIP agreement with the new owner as per section 6.2.5 of the CIP and as outlined in the grant agreement; 

    d) That Council authorize the Director of Financial Services and Treasurer to issue a cheque(s) to disburse the funding to the applicant after it is determined the project has satisfied all requirements. 

  • a) That the revised Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted by Elaheh Vaez Fakhri and Behrooz Sabaghpoor Fard for lands known as Lots 1 and 2, Plan 4635 (Municipal Addresses: 274 Kerrybrook Drive and 282 Richmond Street), City File D02-20019, be approved, subject to the following:

    (i) that the current zoning of the subject lands, being Residential Second Density (R2) Zone under By-law 66-71, as amended, be further amended to implement the site specific exceptions as outlined in Staff Report SRPI.21.076; and,

    (ii) that the amending Zoning By-law be brought forward to a future Council meeting for consideration and enactment.

  • That the following correspondence regarding options to fill the vacancy in the Office of the Mayor, be received:

    a) Paula Windsor, 253 McConvey Drive, dated September 27, 2021;

    b) Anne Moss, 105 Neighbourly Lane, dated September 28, 2021;

    c) Beth James, 420 Kerrybrook Drive, dated September 28, 2021;

    d) Rob Cummins, 22 Schomberg Road, dated September 28, 2021;

    e) Deb Thompson, 49 Blackforest Drive, dated September 28, 2021;

    f) Gary Thompson, 49 Blackforest Drive, dated September 28, 2021;

    g) Tammy Chan, 100 Cedar Avenue, dated September 28, 2021;

    h) Betty Wong, 57 Briggs Avenue, dated September 29, 2021;

    i) Kathleen Crosbie, 4 Drumern Crescent, dated September 30, 2021;

    j) Frances Spatafora, 35 Rosegarden Crescent, dated October 4, 2021.

  • That the correspondence regarding Clarification on Regional and Local Councillor Enviro Day Event Exemption, be received:

    a) Sigmund Lee, 20 Hamills Crescent, dated October 7, 2021;

    b) Chris Herriott, 3 Sanderson Crescent, dated October 7, 2021;

    c) Mike Gurski, 159 Avenue Road, dated October 7, 2021;

    d) Russell Newman, 144 Douglas Road, dated October 7, 2021;

    e) Magdalena Strzelecka, 20 Harding Boulevard West, dated October 7, 2021;

    f) Otto Wevers, 40 Drumern Crescent, dated October 7, 2021;

    g) Sharon Chisholm, 81 Shaftsbury Avenue, dated October 8, 2021;

    h) Kelly Levson, 23-38 Hunt Avenue, dated October 8, 2021;

    i) Farid Sadeghi, 67 Snowy Meadow Avenue, dated October 8, 2021;

    j) Izabel Scovino, 25 Lilley Court, dated October 8, 2021;

    k) Ron Gibson, 46 Mayvern Crescent, dated October 11, 2021;

    l) Lawrence Raifman, 1017-39 Oneida Crescent, dated October 11, 2021;

    m) Pat Pollock, 67 Drumern Crescent, dated October 11, 2021;

    n) Lynda Muir, 5 Lillooet Crescent, dated October 11, 2021;

    o) Marian Nalley, 249 Major Mackenzie Drive East, dated October 11, 2021;

    p) Mary Anne Stelling, 36 Sanderson Crescent, dated October 11, 2021;

    q) Mike Shukster, 404 Easy Street, dated October 11, 2021;

    r) Stephen Cockle, 159 Stephen Street, dated October 12, 2021;

    s) Glenn Shukster, 40 Baif Boulevard, dated October 11 and 12, 2021;

    t) Deb Thompson, 49 Blackforest Drive, dated October 12, 2021;

    u) Yoke Wong, 53 Summitcrest Drive, dated October 12, 2021;

    v) Lily Ramyar, 71 Drumern Crescent, dated October 12, 2021;

    w) Brian Moore, 242 Elka Drive, dated October 12, 2021;

    x) Monica Maltman, 9133 Bayview Avenue, dated October 12, 2021;

    y) Katherine Mabley, 300 Douglas Road, dated October 12, 2021.

  • That the correspondence regarding Response to January 27, 2021 Member Motion - Permeable Pavement Solutions to Address Climate Change, Secondary Suites and Stormwater Management for Driveways, Sidewalks and Parking Lots, be received.

    a) Ellise Gasner, L.I.D. Permeable Paving, dated October 11, 2021;

    b) Walter Hermann, Hydro Pavers, dated October 12, 2021.

  • That the correspondence regarding the Member Motion submitted by Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli with respect to Improving Windrow Services, be received:

    a) Magdalena Strzelecka, 20 Harding Boulevard West, dated October 7, 2021.

  • That the additional correspondence regarding Options to Fill the Vacancy in the Office of the Mayor, be received:

    a) Sigmund Lee, 20 Hamills Crescent, dated October 7, 2021;

    b) Lily Ramyar, 71 Drumern Crescent, dated October 11, 2021.

Moved by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli 

  • Whereas automated external defibrillators (AED) are portable, life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest; and

    Whereas the Central York Girls Hockey Association (CYGHA), through their “She Shoots…She Saves” campaign, raised money to place lifesaving AEDs and outdoor SaveStations in their communities; and

    Whereas the campaign’s inspiration came from a fellow CYGHA Panther, Raychel Gilles, who performed CPR and used an AED on her friend’s father at a hockey game and saved his life; and

    Whereas CYGHA has already donated outdoor SaveStations and AEDs to Newmarket, Aurora and Bradford West Gwillimbury; and

    Whereas through Councillor Perrelli’s support of the CYGHA, they have decided to place an outdoor SaveStation and AED at Lake Wilcox Park; and

    Whereas staff have already met and consulted with Action First Aid to install Richmond Hill’s first outdoor SaveStation and AED, as well as, consulted on electrical work and maintenance of AEDs; and

    Whereas staff have advised that because we currently do not have any AED units in our parks, this request would be considered a new level of service and must be brought forward to Council;

    Now Therefore Be It Resolved:

    That the Council of the City of Richmond Hill approve and authorize staff to take all steps necessary to install the outdoor SaveStation and AED.

Moved by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli 

  • Whereas the Windrow Program has been a tremendous success; and

    Whereas Council is always striving to improve service levels; and

    Whereas although there have only been a handful of residents wishing to opt out of the program for valid reasons;

    Now Therefore Be It Resolved:

    That staff be directed to implement a system using snow stakes (tall thin poled you insert in the ground to identify edges that become covered by winter snowfall), known as driveway markers, to identify homes which want to opt out of windrow snow clearing.

Moved by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli

  • Whereas, a discussion regarding an identifiable individual or individuals within the organization of the City of Richmond Hill is required; and

    Whereas, the protection of the individual or individuals privacy is of the utmost importance to the City of Richmond Hill; and

    Whereas, the Municipal Act permits Council to discuss personal matters about identifiable individuals in a closed session meeting in order to protect the individual or individuals privacy,

    Whereas, the Municipal Act also permits Council to discuss and employee and labour relations in a closed session meeting.

    Now Therefore Be It Resolved:

    That Council approve resolving into a closed session meeting to discuss personal matters of an identifiable individuals, and employee and labour relations, at the October 13th, 2021 Council meeting, in respect to a confidential Members Motion of Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli distributed by the City Clerk.

Moved by: Councillor Beros 

  • Whereas, the Richmond Hill Cenotaph is of vital importance to the City of Richmond Hill and explains how the cenotaph came to be, local military history, and additional insight on the wars Canadians have partaken in;

    Whereas, the Cenotaph has major restoration needs that affects it’s appearance, safety and accessibility to residents;

    Whereas, restoration needs such as increased greenery, flood lighting at night to enhance visibility, ramp widening and braille addition to plaques are some examples of the changes needed in order to restore and maintain the cenotaph;

    Now Therefore Be It Resolved:

    That city staff be directed to work with the Richmond Hill Legion on cenotaph restoration and potential expansion; and

    That a budget of 20,000 be set aside from the community enhancement reserve fund for this project.

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Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 75, 77, 79, 81, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 McCague Avenue, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Boiton Street and 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Hewison Avenue - City File PLC-21-0043

Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 75, 77, 79, 81, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 McCague Avenue, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Boiton Street and 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Hewison Avenue - City File - PLC-21-0043

Explanation: Virtual Developments Inc. - 97 to 107 William F. Bell Parkway - City File PLC-21-0038

Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37 and 39 McCague Avenue - City File PLC-21-0042

Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 75, 77, 79, 81, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 McCague Avenue, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Boiton Street and 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Hewison Avenue - City File PLC-21-0043

Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 75, 77, 79, 81, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 McCague Avenue, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Boiton Street and 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Hewison Avenue - City File PLC-21-0043

Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 75, 77, 79, 81, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 McCague Avenue, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Boiton Street and 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Hewison Avenue - City File PLC-21-0043

Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 75, 77, 79, 81, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 McCague Avenue, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Boiton Street and 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Hewison Avenue - City File - PLC-21-0043

Explanation: Hilts Homes Limited - 75, 77, 79, 81, 115, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125 McCague Avenue, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Boiton Street and 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 Hewison Avenue - City File - PLC-21-0043

Explanation: Approved by Council at its Special Council meeting held September 29, 2021

  • That Council move into closed session:

    a) To consider personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees, and labour relations or employee negotiations, with respect to the appointment of a Fire Chief (Section 239(2)(b)and (d) of the Municipal Act, 2001).

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