Council Meeting
Revised Agenda

C#23-22
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Council Chambers
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Mayor David West

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  • a) That the minutes of the Economic Development Committee meeting EDC#01-19 held June 12, 2019, be adopted.

  • a) That the minutes of the Heritage Richmond Hill meeting HRH#02-22 held March 1, 2022 be adopted. 

(A copy of the memorandum from the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure is attached for Council's reference)

  • That the Affordable Housing Strategy Implementation Committee recommends to Council:

    a) That the Memorandum from Commissioner Kwan, Planning and Infrastructure, dated May 3, 2022 regarding the Proposed Prioritization of Action Plan for the Affordable Housing Strategy, be received;

    b) That the prioritization of action to implement the Affordable Housing Strategy, as outlined in the Memorandum from Commissioner Kwan, Planning and Infrastructure, dated May 3, 2022, and in Appendix A, be endorsed.

(A copy of the memorandum from the Director, Richmond Hill Centre and Economic Development, including Appendix A: City of Richmond Hill Investment Attraction Strategy, is attached for Council's reference)

  • That the Economic Development Committee recommends to Council:

    a) That the memorandum from Anthony Ierullo, Director, Richmond Hill Centre and Economic Development, dated May 16, 2022, regarding the City of Richmond Hill Investment Attraction Strategy be received; and,

    b) That the City of Richmond Hill Investment Attraction Strategy, attached as Appendix A to the memorandum from Anthony Ierullo, Director, Richmond Hill Centre and Economic Development, dated May 16, 2022, be endorsed.

(A copy of staff report SRPI.22.048 is attached for Council's reference)

  • That the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee recommends to Council:

    a) That the proposed amendments to Designating By-law 290-98 as provided in SRPI.22.048 be approved;

    b) That the Clerk provide the owner of the designated property described in municipal By-law 290-98, written notice of the proposed amendment to correct the legal description and the description of the cultural heritage value or interest of the said property in accordance with section 30.1 of the Ontario Heritage Act;

    b) That, pending no objection from the owner during the 30-day post-notification period, the Amending By-law substantially in the form as set out in Appendix B to Staff Report SRPI.22.048 be adopted by Council;

    c) That the Clerk:

    1. provide a copy of the Amending By-law to the Ontario Heritage Trust;
    2. cause the Amending By-law to be registered against the property; and,
    3. update the Municipal Heritage Register, in accordance with the requirements of the Ontario Heritage Act.

(A copy of staff report SRPI.22.052 is attached for Council's reference)

  • That the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee recommends to Council:

    a) That the Heritage Permit Application to install eavestroughs and downspouts on the building at 37 Chao Crescent, as described in Staff Report SRPI.22.052, be approved.

(A copy of staff report SRPI.22.056 is attached for Council's reference)

  • That the Heritage Richmond Hill Committee recommends to Council:

    a) That a Heritage Grant in the amount of $5,000 be approved towards the cost of replacing seven windows and two exterior doors for the Ontario Heritage Act Part V designated structure located at 11 Station Road, as outlined in SRPI.22.056;

    b) That a Heritage Grant in the amount of $5,000 be approved towards the cost of repairing and repainting the fascia, frieze, and window frames for the Ontario Heritage Act Part IV designated structure located at 37 Chao Crescent, as outlined in SPRI.22.056;

    c) That a Heritage Grant in the amount of $5,000 be approved towards the cost of reinforcing the structural support for the Ontario Heritage Act Part IV designated structure located at 16 Bawden Drive, as outlined in SRPI.22.056;

    d) That a Heritage Grant in the amount of $5,000 be approved towards the cost of replacing the front door in a period-appropriate style, two additional exterior doors and one window for the Ontario Heritage Act Part V designated structure located at 106 Gormley Road West, as outlined in SRPI.22.056;

    e) That a Heritage Grant in the amount of $5,000 be approved towards the cost of repairing the foundation of the Ontario Heritage Act Part V designated structure located at 26 Gormley Court, as outlined in SRPI.22.056; and,

    f) That a Heritage Grant in the amount of $3,400 be approved towards the cost of tuckpointing and repairing the foundation of the Ontario Heritage Act Part V structure located at 49 Gormley Road East.

  • a) That the City Clerk be directed to undertake the process to stop up and close that portion of unimproved Palmer Avenue described as Part of Palmer Avenue and Part of One Foot Reserve, Plan 2383 and Part of Palmer Avenue, Plan 3801, designated as Part 3, Plan 65R-31305, and bring forward a by-law to City Council; and

    b) That the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute all documents required on behalf of the City for the purposes of granting necessary easements to various utility companies over the road allowance to be closed and that the City Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction on behalf of the City.

  • a) That the revised Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted by Elmway Developments Limited for lands known as Lot 1183, Plan 133 (Municipal Address: 0 Lowther Avenue), City File D02-21021, be approved, subject to the following:

    1.  that the subject lands be rezoned to Single Detached Two (R2) Zone under By-law 313-96, as amended, with site specific provisions as set out in Appendix “B” to Staff Report SRPI.22.059;
    2.  that the amending Zoning By-law be brought forward to a future Council meeting for consideration and enactment;

    b) That Council authorize the acceptance of a daylighting triangle to be conveyed to the City, free of all costs, objects, structures and encumbrances, to establish a standard daylighting triangle (4.5 metres by 4.5 metres) adjoining the subject lands at the intersection of the existing rights-of-way of Lowther Avenue and Merton Street; and,

    c) That 3.51 persons equivalent of servicing allocation (1 single detached dwelling) be assigned to the subject lands, to be released by the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure in accordance with By-law 109-11, as amended.

  • a) That SRPI.22.032 be received, and that all comments be referred back to staff;

    b) That Council endorse the public consultation process outlined in staff report SRPRS.22.032 to obtain feedback with regards to an ultimate design of the Yonge Street and Garden Avenue Gateway Lighting Feature;

    c) That staff report back to Council in Q3 of 2022 with the results of the public consultation and recommendations to advance a final design of the Yonge Street and Garden Avenue Gateway Lighting Feature;

    d) That Council direct staff to apply for the Region’s Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program to implement the Yonge Street and Garden Avenue Gateway Lighting Feature project once the final design has been confirmed;

    e) That, should the Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program application be approved, the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure be authorized to execute an agreement with the Regional Municipality of York regarding the maintenance of the Yonge Street and Garden Avenue Gateway Lighting Feature; and

    f) That the cost of the detailed design of the Yonge Street and Garden Avenue Gateway Lighting Feature be considered as part of the 2023 capital budget process.

  • a) That the Richmond Hill Age-Friendly Community Needs Assessment, attached as Appendix A to SRCM.22.03, be received.

    b) That the terms of reference for the Age-Friendly Community Council be approved as outlined in Appendix B to SRCM.22.03;

    c) That the Recreation and Culture Division be directed to recruit for the initial membership of the Age-Friendly Community Council to begin their term the 2022 Municipal Election.

  • a) That draft By-law 73-22 be enacted in the form of the draft By-law attached to SRCFS.22.016 to establish and adopt tax rates for 2022 on the assessment in each property class, and

    b) That the billing and collection of taxes, special assessments, defaulted fines and fees including the tax installment due dates for residential and non-residential properties be authorized.

Staff Report SRPI.22.045 – Request for Denial – Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications – Elgin House Properties Limited – 1000 Elgin Mills Road East – City Files D01-21005 and D02-21008 (Related File D06-21032)

  • a) That the Memorandum from the Commissioner of Planning and Infrastructure dated May 20, 2022 with respect to a Council Motion of May 11, 2022 in relation to SRPI.22.045, being a Request for Denial of Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by Elgin House Properties Limited for lands known as Part of Lots 26 and 27, Concession 2, E.Y.S. (Municipal Address: 1000 Elgin Mills Road East), City Files D01-21005 and D02-21008, be received for information purposes; and,

    b) That Council provide direction respecting the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by Elgin House Properties Limited.

(Refer to Item 13.11)

  • a) That the correspondence from Giulio Bianchi, Principal, Sequoia Grove Homes, dated May 24, 2022, regarding Memorandum from Kelvin Kwan, Commissioner of Planning and infrastructure, dated May 20, 2022, regarding Richmond Hill City Council Motion of May 11, 2022, be received.

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