Council Meeting
Agenda

C#29-30
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(Electronic Meeting during an Emergency, pursuant to Section 238(3.3) of the Municipal Act, 2001)
His Worship
Mayor Dave Barrow
 
PUBLIC NOTICE
Due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect all individuals, City facilities will not be open to the public to attend Council and  Committee meetings until further notice.

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  • a) That the minutes of the Capital Sustainability Steering Committee meeting CSSC#01-20 held February 25, 2020 be adopted.

(A copy of the presentation regarding the Financial Sustainability Strategy is attached for Council's reference)

  • The Capital Sustainability Steering Committee recommends to Council:

    a) That the presentation by David Dexter, Director, Financial Services and Treasurer, regarding the Financial Sustainability Strategy be received;

    b) That all comments from members of the Capital Sustainability Steering Committee regarding the Financial Sustainability Strategy be received and referred to staff;

    c) That staff be directed to report back to Council in September 2020 on a Financial Sustainability Strategy.

That the minutes of the Budget Committee of the Whole meeting BCW#02-20 held June 23, 2020 be adopted as circulated and the following recommendations be approved:

  • a) That the overview outlined in staff report SRCFS.20.14 regarding the 2019 operating results be received for information purposes;

    b) That the 2019 Operating Budget carryforward items listed in Appendix “B” to staff report SRCFS.20.14 be approved;

    c) That the surplus allocation measures detailed in Appendix “C” to staff report SRCFS.20.014 be approved.

  • a) That staff report SRCFS.20.019 regarding the 2019 Investment Portfolio Results be received for information purposes.

  • a) That Council receive staff report SRCFS.20.017 for information purposes;

    b) That the 2019 Development Charges, Cash in Lieu of Parkland and Section 37 Community Benefits Reserve Funds Statement be made available to the public on the City of Richmond Hill website as outlined in staff report SRCFS.20.017.

  • a) That the Richmond Hill Mobility Accessibility Foundation grant request, as provided in Appendix “A” to SRCFS.20.018, be received for consideration;

    b) That a grant in the amount of $50,000 be allocated from the Disabled Parking Reserve;

    c) That future Mobility Grant requests be awarded by the Treasurer consistent with approved budgets.

  • a) That the interim forecast 2020 Operating Forecast / COVID-19 Pressures and Updated Cash Flow outlined in staff report SRCFS.20.21, be received for information purposes;

    b) That staff provide a subsequent update in the Fall 2020;

    c) That with Council direction, staff proceed with “Other Mitigating Measures” to mitigate the COVID-19 impact.

  • a) That staff report SRCFS.20.015, regarding the 2021 Capital and Operating Budget Strategy, be received;

    b) That staff present a 2021 Draft Capital Budget that:

    i) Continues to manage the City’s capital program reflective of corporate priorities;

    ii) Maximizes all funding from external sources, development charges and reserve funding and consider the prudent issuance of debt as an alternate use of available funding resources;

    iii) That the tax supported Capital program be capped at $15 million dollars.

    c) That staff present a 2021 Draft Operating Budget that:

    i) Supports Council priorities;

    ii) The tax rate increase be no more than 0.5%;

    iii) The operating budget considerations outlined in report SRCFS.20.015 be used as a guideline in the development of the 2021 Operating Budget.

    d) That staff present a 2021 Draft Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Budget that reflects the wholesale rate increase from Region of York and reflects approved factors from the Water/Wastewater Financial Plan and the Stormwater Financial Plan; and

    e) That staff be directed to proceed with the 2021 Budget process in accordance with the timetable outlined in Appendix “A” and guidelines described in staff report SRCFS.20.015.

  • a) That the assumption of the internal aboveground and belowground municipal services within Plan 65M-4482 (Subdivision File 19T-12008), be approved;

    b) That the assumption of the external aboveground and belowground municipal services within the Jefferson Sideroad, Grange Drive and Harris Avenue road allowances, as well as the external aboveground municipal services within Blocks 165, 166, 167 and 241 on Plan 65M-3754 related to Subdivision File 19T-12008, be approved;

    c) That Teetzel Gate, Grange Drive, Settlement Crescent, Yuan Drive, Rhine River Street, and Germani Court within the limits of Plan 65M-4482 (Subdivision File 19T-12008), be assumed as public highway;

    d) That the reserve Block 121 on Plan 65M-4482 and Block 252 on Plan 65M-3752, be established as public highway to form part of Grange Drive;

    e) That the two year guarantee period for the above noted municipal services commence from May 17, 2019.

  • a) That By-law 76-20 (Attachment 1 to Staff Report SRPRS.20.043) be enacted to amend Schedule “A” of the Parking Regulation By-law 402-89 (Municipal Code Chapter 1116) to prohibit parking on the south side of Regatta Avenue from Coons Road to Yonge Street;

    b) That By-law 77-20 (Attachment 2 to Staff Report SRPRS.20.043) be enacted to amend Schedule “A” of Municipal Code Chapter 1126 regarding speed restrictions within the City of Richmond Hill in order to restrict the speed limit on Regatta Avenue from Coons Road to Yonge Street to 40 km/h;

    c) That By-law 85-20 (Attachment 3 to Staff Report SRPRS.20.043) be enacted to amend Article “1” of Municipal Code Chapter 1030 regarding Community Safety Zones within the City of Richmond Hill in order to designate Regatta Avenue from Coons Road to Yonge Street as a Community Safety Zone with an effective time of 24 hours per day, 7 days per week;

    d) That York Regional Police be advised of the new reduced posted speed limit and Community Safety Zone designation and be requested to provide enforcement along Regatta Avenue as resources permit.

  • a) That an amount of $112,300.97 be approved as a City payment to Corsica Development Inc. for the City share of Hydro service improvements for existing buildings within the David Dunlap Observatory Park;

    b) That the Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland Reserve Fund be approved as the source of funding for this City payment to Corsica Development Inc.

  • a) That the proposed draft Plan of Condominium submitted by The Oak Knoll Realty Corporation for lands known as Part of Block 1, Plan 65M-4648 and Part of Block 3, Plan 65M-4372 (Municipal Address: 13715 Yonge Street), City File D05-19002, be draft approved, subject to the following:

    i) that draft approval be subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix “A” to SRPRS.20.084;

    ii) that prior to draft approval being granted, the applicant pay the applicable processing fee in accordance with the City’s Tariff of Fees By-law;

    iii) that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute the Condominium Agreement referred to in Appendix “A” to SRPRS.20.084, if requested to do so.

  • a) That By-law 75-20 (Attachment 2 to Staff Report SRPRS.20.090) be enacted to amend Schedule “A” of the Parking Regulation By-law 402-89 (Municipal Code Chapter 1116) to prohibit parking on the west side of Bridgewater Drive from Stouffville Road to the south limit;

    b) That By-law 75-20 (Attachment 2 to Staff Report SRPRS.20.090 be enacted to amend Schedule “A” of the Parking Regulation By-law 402-89 (Municipal Code Chapter 1116) to prohibit parking on the east side of Bridgewater Drive from a point 60m south of Stouffville Road to a point 50m southerly thereof;

    c) That By-law 75-20 (Attachment 2 to Staff Report SRPRS.20.090 be enacted to amend Schedule “A” of the Parking Regulation By-law 402-89 (Municipal Code Chapter 1116) to prohibit parking on the east side of Bridgewater Drive from a point 190m south of Stouffville Road to a point 85m southerly thereof.

  • a) That the proposed draft Plan of Condominium application submitted by Signature 153 16th Avenue Inc., for the lands known as Part of Lots 7 and 29, Plan 3805 (Municipal Addresses: 370A to 370H Red Maple Road, formerly 370 Red Maple Road and 153 16th Avenue), City File D05-20002, be approved, subject to the following:

    (i) that draft approval be subject to the conditions set out in Appendix “A” to Staff Report SRPRS.20.094;

    (ii) that prior to draft approval being granted, the applicant pay the applicable processing fee in accordance with the City’s Tariff of Fees By-law;

    (iii) that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute the Condominium Agreement referred to in Appendix “A” to SRPRS.20.094, if requested to do so.

  • a) That the Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted by Vladimir Mirkin and Svetlana Platonova for the lands known as Lot 4, Registered Plan 65M-2071 (Municipal Address: 301 Harris Avenue), City File D02-19019, be approved, subject to the following:

    (i) that the subject lands be rezoned from Urban (UR) Zone under By-law 128-04, as amended, to Single Detached Six (R6) Zone under By-law 235-97, as amended, as outlined in Staff Report SRPRS.20.100;

    (ii) that the amending Zoning By-law be brought forward to the July 8, 2020 Council meeting for consideration and enactment.

  • a) That SRPRS.20.102 regarding a Site Plan application submitted by The Regional Municipality of York for lands known as Part of Lot 65, Concession 1, W.Y.S., municipally known as 57 King Road, City File D06-20013, be received and that all comments be referred back to staff.

  • a) That the proposed draft Plan of Condominium submitted by The Gates of Bayview Glen Phase IX Corporation, for lands known as Part of Lot 1, Block 21 and Part of Block 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, Plan 65M-2838 and Part of Lot 38, Concession 1, E.Y.S. (Municipal Address: 85 Oneida Crescent), City File D05-20003 (19CDM(R)-20003), be draft approved, subject to the following:

    i) That draft approval be subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix A to SRPRS.20.103;

    ii) That prior to draft approval being granted, the applicant pay the applicable processing fees in accordance with the City’s Tariff of Fees By-law.

  • a) That Staff Report SRPRS.20.104 be received for information purposes;

    b) That the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) be advised as follows:

    i) that Council supports the revised development proposal as generally depicted on Maps 5 and 6 to Staff Report SRPRS.20.104 associated with Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by Vitmont Holdings (Oak Ridges) Inc. (City Files D01-15001 and D02-15006) for lands known as Part of Lot 13, Plan 202, (Municipal Address: 13042 Yonge Street);

    ii) that the LPAT be requested to approve the Official Plan Amendment substantially in accordance with the document shown in Appendix “B” to Staff Report SRPRS.20.104;

    iii) that the LPAT be requested to approve the Zoning By-law Amendment substantially in accordance with the document in Appendix “C” to Staff Report SRPRS.20.104;

    iv) that the LPAT be requested to withhold the issuance of its Final Order on both the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment until such time as the City advises the Tribunal that the applicant has paid the applicable processing fees in accordance with the City’s Tariff of Fees By-law; and,

    v) that the LPAT be requested to withhold the issuance of its Final Order on the Zoning By-law Amendment until such time as the City advises the Tribunal that the applicant’s Site Plan application has been finalized to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services;

    c) That upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services, the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to enter into Minutes of Settlement pertaining to the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment appeals before LPAT;

    d) That Council approve the Section 37 Community Benefit package as outlined in Staff Report SRPRS.20.104;

    e) That upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services, the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to enter into any agreements necessary to secure the Community benefits referred to in the recommendation above;

    f) That the authority to assign servicing allocation to the proposed development to be constructed on the subject lands be delegated to the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services 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,

    g) That appropriate City staff be directed to appear at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal in support of Council’s position concerning the above noted application.

  • a) That staff report SRPRS.20.105 regarding a request to terminate and deregister a Site Plan agreement submitted by Elina Zadorovich and Valery Kadzhan, be received and that the request made by Elina Zadorovich and Valery Kadzhan to deregister the Site Plan Agreement made between The Corporation of The City of Richmond Hill and Terence Edward May for lands known as Lot 2, Plan 4851 (Municipal Address: 40 Bridgeport Street), City File D06-16052, be approved;

    b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute a Termination Agreement with Elina Zadorovich, Valery Kadzhan, and Terence Edward May upon written recommendation of the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services.

  • a) That Council receive for consideration, the letter from Signature 153 16th, dated June 3, 2020;

    b) That Council approve a City contribution of $305,000 toward the construction of a 16th Avenue staircase;

    c) That $127,500 of the City contribution be funded from the City-Wide Development Charges Reserve Fund;

    d) That $177,500 of the City contribution be funded from the Gas Tax Reserve Fund; and

    e) That Council authorize the execution of any agreements necessary to facilitate the construction of the staircase.

  • a) That the Memorandum from the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services, dated July 8, 2020, regarding Lake Wilcox Park Pay Parking, be received;

    b) That draft By-law 87-20, Attachment 1 to the Memorandum from the Commissioner of Planning and Regulatory Services, be enacted to amend the Parking Regulation By-law 402-89 (Municipal Code Chapter 1116) regarding the regulation of parking with in the City of Richmond Hill.

  • a) That staff report SRCFS.20.020 regarding Semi Annual Report for Non Competitive Acquisitions be received for information purposes only.

  • a) That staff be authorized to submit an application for funding to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Municipal Asset Management Program for a project to develop an asset management decision support model as outlined in staff report SRCM.20.12.

  • a) That staff report SRCM.20.14 regarding the Recover Richmond Hill Action Plan, attached as Appendix "A", be approved.

  • a) That Council endorse the ending of the Access Richmond Hill’s Saturday and Sunday telephone service, implemented as a result of COVID-19, as of Friday July 10, 2020.

  • a) That Staff Report SRCS.20.regarding the fence amendment request for 19 Ava Crescent, be received;

    b) That the request to amend the Fence By-law 140-90 (Chapter 973 of the Municipal Code) to permit a 6.0 metre (20 foot) privacy screen in the side yard of 19 Ava Crescent via a site-specific exemption be denied.

Moved by:  Mayor Barrow

  • Whereas, the City of Richmond Hill is rooted in the values of democracy, equity and inclusivity; and

    Whereas, on September 24 2018, the Richmond Hill Council endorsed the York Region Inclusion Charter; and

    Whereas, we have a shared responsibility to stop antisemitism in all its forms through education and public consciousness as antisemitic demonstrations continue to threaten communities and undermine democracy; and

    Whereas, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) is an intergovernmental organization founded in 1998 that consists of 34 countries, including Canada, each of whom recognizes that international coordination is needed to combat antisemitism; and

    Whereas, six per cent of York Region residents identify themselves as Jewish, which is a higher representation than Canada and Ontario, and Vaughan is home to one of the largest Jewish populations outside of Israel, which includes many Holocaust survivors; and

    Whereas, on February 27, 2020, Bill 168, the Combating Antisemitism Act which directly mentions IHRA, unanimously passed a second reading in the Ontario legislature with all-party support; and

    Whereas, on April 30, 2020, Regional Council adopted adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism as adopted at the IHRA plenary on May 26, 2016; and

    Whereas, City of Richmond Hill is enriched by its thriving, active and engaged Jewish and Israeli communities.

    Therefore be it resolved:

    That the City of Richmond Hill adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism as adopted at the IHRA plenary on May 26, 2016 as follows:

    "Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities"; and

    That this decision be forwarded to the Chair of the province of Ontario's Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

15.

Explanation:  Dormer Bond Inc. - 12850, 12860, 12864, 12868, 12874 and 12890 Yonge Street and 1, 3 and 5 Bond Crescent - City File D15-19057

Explanation:  Feridon Rasti-Aval - 110 Major Mackenzie Drive East - City Files D02-16033 and D06-16080

Explanation:  Laurier Homes (Richmond Hill) Inc.- 44, 48, 54 and 60 Arnold Crescent - City File D02-15019

Explanation:  Stateview Homes (King’s Landing) Inc. - 4, 6, 8 Parker Avenue and 272, 278 King Road - City File D04-20002

Explanation:  2522772 Ontario Inc. - 243 16th Avenue - City File D15-20009

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