Council Meeting
Revised Agenda

C#25-22
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Council Chambers
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario

Mayor David West

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

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  • That Council adopts the following recommendations of the Council Compensation Review Committee ("the Committee"):

    1. That increases in compensation for members of the City of Richmond Hill Council for the 2022 to 2026 Term of Council should be aligned with increases provided to non-unionized City Staff, including an increase of 1.70% effective January 1, 2023, with an annual cap of up to 2.25% in subsequent years (effective date of the increases - January 1, 2024, January 1, 2025 and January 1, 2026);

    2. That the remuneration by-law or policies for Council include the following provision:

    a) A Member of Council who is appointed Acting Mayor for a consecutive period greater than one (1) month shall be entitled to receive the same remuneration payable to the Mayor, provided that any increase in remuneration shall only begin on the first day of the second month.  For greater certainty, an Acting Mayor shall not receive the same remuneration as the Mayor for any service as Acting Mayor that is less than or equal to one (1) month in duration.

    3. That the current benefits provided to members of the City of Richmond Hill Council be maintained without any adjustments;

    4. That the Member of Council Severance Remuneration By-law No 79-91, be repealed and replaced with a new Severance Remuneration By-law, to come into effect on November 15, 2022, with the following provisions:

    a) Subject to paragraph (b), the amount of severance payable shall be an accumulated amount calculated at the rate of one month's current remuneration at the time the Member ceases to be a Member for every consecutive year of service on Council or part thereof to a maximum severance remuneration equal to eighteen (18) months current remuneration, subject to the following conditions:

    i) A Member of Council shall only be entitled to receive severance remuneration if he or she is defeated in a regular municipal election and has not been reelected to Council.  For greater certainty, and notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, a Member of Council shall not be entitled to receive any severance remuneration in the event that he or she resigns as a Member of Council; does not seek reelection in a regular municipal election; retires as a Member of Council; or, ceases to be a Member of Council as a result of any judicial or other legal proceedings or disqualification under the operation of any federal or provincial legislation;

    ii) Severance remuneration shall not be paid to the estate of a Member of Council in the event that the Member dies while in office; and

    iii) The severance remuneration for partial years of Council membership shall be prorated;

    iv) A Member who is charged with legal wrongdoing shall not receive severance remuneration until such charges are withdrawn or the Member is acquitted.

    b) Where a Member of Council who is entitled to severance remuneration in accordance with paragraph (a) was at the time that they ceased to be a Member of Council, entitled to additional remuneration as Acting Mayor, the severance payable to that Member shall be calculated based on the Member’s salary if they were not Acting Mayor;

    c) A person who is a Member of Council on the date the new severance by-law comes into effect (November 15, 2022) shall not be entitled to severance under any predecessor by-law, but any prior service shall be included in the calculations of the Members of Council’s consecutive service;

    d) For greater certainty, and notwithstanding anything in paragraph (a) to the contrary, a Member of Council who has received severance under the new or any other predecessor by-law shall not be entitled to receive severance for any past service already paid out by the City;

    e) Any severance remuneration paid under the severance by-law shall not be subject to any deduction because of membership in the Ontario Municipal Employees' Retirement System or any additional or alternative retirement system in effect at that time.

    5. A similar Committee to review and make recommendations regarding Council's compensation should be established in the year preceding the next municipal election year as was done for this review;

    6. Future Committees should continue to be provided with relevant comparative compensation data (Appendix A) at the inaugural meeting, as it facilitates a more efficient and effective review process.

  • a) That Staff Report SRCS.22.06 regarding the inclusion of Site Alteration By-law offences in the Administrative Monetary Penalty System be received;

    b) That draft By-law 34-22 (Attachment 1 to staff report SRCS.22.06) be enacted to amend the Site Alteration By-law 166-07 (Municipal Code Chapter 967) and facilitate enforcement and adjudication through the Administrative Monetary Penalty System;

    c) That draft By-law 35-22 (Attachment 2 to staff report SRCS.22.06) be enacted to amend Schedule ‘A’ of the Administrative Penalties By-law 69-16, as amended, to include designated Site Alteration By-law offences;

    d) That the Yard Clearing, Draining and Filling By-law 218-90, as amended (Municipal Code Chapter 1022) be repealed.

  • a) That staff report SRCS.22.13 regarding the enactment of a new Park Use By-law be received;

    b) That the existing Park Use By-law 16-83, as amended, be repealed and draft Park Use By-law 19-22, attached as Attachment 1 to staff report SRCS.22.13, be enacted (and replace Chapter 942 of the City of Richmond Hill Municipal Code);

    c) That draft By-law 20-22 attached as Attachment 2 to staff report SRCS.22.13 be enacted to amend Schedule ‘A’ of the Administrative Penalties By-law 69-16, as amended, to include designated Park Use By-law offences and,

    d) That Staff continue to investigate the possibility of reinstating the Park Ambassador Program and request necessary funds through the Operating Budget process if it is determined that such a program is recommended.

  • a) That the revised Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted by Elmway Developments Limited for lands known as Lots 1184 and 1185, Plan 133 (Municipal Address: 0 Lowther Avenue), City File D02-21022, be approved, subject to the following:

    1. that the subject lands be rezoned to Semi-Detached One (RD1) Zone under By-law 313-96, as amended, with site specific provisions as set out in Appendix “B” to Staff Report SRPI.22.060;
    2. that draft By-law 69-22 be brought forward for consideration and enactment at the June 8, 2022 Council meeting; and,

    b) That 6.3 persons equivalent of servicing allocation (2 semi-detached dwelling units) 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 the proposed draft Plan of Condominium application submitted by East Beaver Creek Holdings Inc. for lands known as Block 2, Plan 65M-2202 (Municipal Address: 2 East Beaver Creek Road) City File D05-21004 (19CDM(R)-21004), be draft approved, subject to the following:

    (i) that draft approval be subject to the conditions as set out in Appendix A to staff report SRPI.22.065;

    (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; and,

    (iii) that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute a Condominium Agreement, as may be required, referred to in Appendix A to staff report SRPI.22.065.

  • a) That the following 18 locations be approved for the installation of pole-mounted speed radar board signs as part of the annual Radar Message Board program:

    (i) Regatta Avenue, from Yonge Street to Blackforest Drive;

    (ii) Coons Road, from Aubrietia Court to Cynthia Crescent;

    (iii) Kingshill Road, from Grovewood Street to Selleck Drive;

    (iv) Church Street South, from Major Mackenzie Drive East to Roseview Avenue;

    (v) Devonsleigh Boulevard, from Luba Avenue to Summicrest Drive/Swan Court;

    (vi) Crosby Avenue, from Newkirk Road to Neal Drive;

    (vii) Strathearn Avenue, from 16th Avenue to Boake Trail;

    (viii) Redstone Road, from Princeton Avenue to Toporowski Avenue;

    (ix) Spadina Road, from 16th Avenue to Boake Trail;

    (x) Ellsworth Avenue, from Regent Street to Regent Street;

    (xi) Shaftsbury Avenue, from Sweet Water Crescent to Springer Drive/Sweet Water Crescent;

    (xii) Rollinghill Road, from Jack Ashton Avenue to Richvalley Crescent;

    (xiii) Spruce Avenue, from Avenue Road to Yonge Street;

    (xiv) Edgar Avenue, from Pearson Avenue to Yonge Street;

    (xv) Garden Avenue, from Fairview Avenue/Pearson Avenue to Yonge Street;

    (xvi) High Tech Road, from Red Maple Road to Silver Linden Drive;

    (xvii) Briggs Avenue, from Queens College Drive/Genuine Lane to Lisa Crescent/Trinity Crescent;

    (xviii) Bantry Avenue, from Melville Street/Sibley Street to Red Maple Road.

  • a) That Council approve the speed limit, parking and traffic control regulation changes outlined in Staff Report SRPI.22.023, entitled Traffic Regulation Changes (Speed Limit, Parking and Traffic Control);

    b) That draft By-law 57-22 (Appendix 7 to Staff Report SRPI.22.023) be enacted to amend Schedule ‘A’ of Municipal Code Chapter 1126 in order to reduce the speed limit on a number of City of Richmond Hill roads to 40 km/h;

    c) That York Regional Police be advised of the new reduced posted speed limits and be requested to provide enforcement along the roads as resources permit;

    d) That draft By-law 58-22 (Appendix 8 to Staff Report SRPI.22.023) be enacted to amend Schedule ‘A’, Schedule ‘B’ and Schedule ‘G’ of Municipal Code Chapter 1116 in order to implement the changes to parking regulations outlined in Staff Report SRPI.22.023;

    e) That draft By-law 59-22 (Appendix 9 to Staff Report SRPI.22.023) be enacted to amend Schedule ‘A’ of Municipal Code Chapter 1128 in order to implement the changes to intersection traffic control outlined in Staff Report SRPI.22.023.

  • a) That the Zoning By-law Amendment application submitted by 2051984 Alberta Ltd. for the lands known as Lot 23, Plan 2300 (Municipal Address: 170 Lucas Street), City File D02-20002, be approved, subject to the following:

    (i) that the subject lands be rezoned from Residential Second Density (R2) Zone to Residential Multiple First Density (RM1) Zone under By-law 66-71, as amended, and that the amending Zoning By-law establish site specific development standards as outlined in Staff Report SRPI.22.031;

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

    b) That 2.79 persons equivalent of additional servicing allocation 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 the proposed name “William Duncan Park” be approved in principle for the site described in staff report SRPI.22.053;

    b) That the proposed name “William Duncan Park” be advertised on the City’s website with request for public comments in accordance with the City’s Policy for Naming and Renaming Parks, Open Space and Recreational Facilities; and

    c) That staff report back to Council regarding public comments on the proposed “William Duncan Park” name and with a final recommendation for naming the site.

  • a) That the Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by 607919 Ontario Limited for lands known as Part of Lot 38, Concession 1, W.Y.S. (Municipal Address: 8905 Bathurst Street), City Files D01-20012 and D02-20024, be approved, subject to the following:

    1. that the City’s Official Plan be amended to include site specific policies as outlined in Staff Report SRPI.22.072;
    2. that Official Plan Amendment 33 attached as Appendix “B” to staff report SRPI.22.072, be adopted at the June 8, 2022 Council meeting, and subsequently forwarded to York Region for approval;
    3. that the subject lands be rezoned from Agricultural (A) Zone under By-law 2523, as amended, to Multiple Residential Ten (RM10) Zone under By-law 2523, as amended, with site specific development standards to facilitate the development proposal as outlined in Staff Report SRPI.22.072;
    4. that the Zoning By-law Amendment attached as Appendix “C” to staff report SRPI.22.072,be enacted at the June 8, 2022 Council meeting;

    b) that Council approve the Section 37 Community Benefits package as outlined in Staff Report SRPI.22.072;

    c) that in accordance with the provisions of Subsection 45(1.4) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.13, as amended, that the owner of the subject lands is hereby permitted to submit a Minor Variance application to the Committee of Adjustment in order to seek relief from the provisions of the Zoning By-law Amendment, if required, prior to the second anniversary of the day on which the subject Zoning By-law Amendment is approved; and,

    d) That all comments concerning the applicant’s related Site Plan Application (City File D06-22014) be referred back to staff.

  • a) That the following correspondence, regarding the proposed applications submitted by 607919 Ontario Limited for 8905 Bathurst Street, be received.

    1. Jordan Kalpin, Chairman, The Preserve Thornhill Woods Ratepayers Association, dated March 22, 2021;
    2. Gatzios Planning and Development Consultants, dated July 12, 2021. 
  • That the following correspondence regarding the Member Motion submitted by Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli with respect to Yonge and Bloomington Park, be received:

    1. Majid Zohari, Richmond Hill resident, received June 3, 2022;

    2. Sharon Chisholm, 81 Shaftsbury Avenue, dated June 4, 2022;
    3. Sigmund Lee, 20 Hamills Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    4. Cris Sturino, 108-3 Ellsmere Street, dated June 7, 2022;
    5. Alex Yeung, Richmond Hill resident, dated June 7, 2022;
    6. Jay Lennox, 413 Tareyton Road, dated June 7, 2022.
  • That the following Correspondence regarding Member Motion submitted by Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli with respect to Green and Blue Bin Replacement - Free Home Delivery, be received:

    1. Kathrine Mabley, 300 Douglas Road, dated June 6, 2022;
    2. Kristi Kanitz, 100 Fern Valley Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    3. Heather Sirrs, 49 Springhead Gardens, dated June 6, 2022;
    4. Cris Sturino, 108-3 Ellsmere Street, dated June 7, 2022;
    5. Jay Lennox, 413 Tareyton Road, dated June 7, 2022;
    6. Richmond Hill resident, dated June 7, 2022.

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  • That the following correspondence regarding the Member Motion submitted by Councillor Beros with respect to Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli's Enviro Day Event Exemption from the Events Policy, be received:

    1. Sheri Rosati, 143 Shadow Falls Drive, dated June 3 and 6, 2022;
    2. Katherine Beckwith, 20 Church Street North, dated June 4, 2022;
    3. Jack Ponte, 16 Painted Rock Avenue, dated June 4, 2022;
    4. Daniela Tanel-Gonzales, 25-6 Leonard Street, dated June 4, 2022;
    5. Sharon Chisholm, 81 Shaftsbury Avenue, dated June 4, 2022;
    6. Steve Raskin, 57 Park Crescent, dated June 4, 2022;

    7. Ron Cabak, 19 Beaufort Hills Road, dated June 4, 2022;

    8. Sean Cisterna, 33 Craigleigh Crescent, dated June 5, 2022;
    9. Gilles Phillippe, 139 Marsi Road, dated June 5, 2022;
    10. Farid Sadeghi, 67 Snowy Meadow Avenue, dated June 5, 2022;
    11. Cris Sturino, 108-3 Ellesmere Street, dated June 5, 2022;
    12. Adrian Mihail, 78 Woodhaven Crescent, dated May 5, 2022;
    13. Jim File, 10 Stave Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    14. Kathrine Mabley, 300 Douglas Road, dated June 6, 2022;
    15. Kirsti Kanitz, 100 Fern Valley Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    16. Jack Cazes, 346 Brookside Road, dated June 6, 2022;
    17. Hal and Sue Botnick, 59 Glenayr Road, dated June 6, 2022;
    18. Lorna Allen, 77 Westbury Court, dated June 6, 2022;
    19. Kelly Levson, 23-38 Hunt Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    20. Janet File, 10 Stave Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    21. Linda Herriott, 3 Sanderson Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    22. Anne and Dave Moss, 105 Neighbourly Lane, dated June 6, 2022;
    23. Katherine Wootton, 30 Elizabeth Street South, dated June 6, 2022;
    24. Julie Robertson, 42 Pagean Drive, dated June 6, 2022;
    25. Lucille Elwell, 719-326 Major Mackenzie Drive East, dated June 6, 2022;
    26. Ian Sherman, 60 Westbury Court, dated June 6, 2022;
    27. Bev Nicholson, 10 Sanderson Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    28. Kim Warren, 17-38 Hunt Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    29. Paul Rose, 167 Laverock Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    30. Linda Kaiser, 503-20 Baif Boulevard, dated June 6, 2022;

    31. Deb Thompson, 49 Blackforest Drive, dated June 6, 2022;
    32. Carolin Toppan, 56 Pickett Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    33. Sandra McClelland, 17 Falkland Place, dated June 6, 2022;
    34. Ruth MacLean, Richmond Hill resident, dated June 6, 2022;
    35. Ed Lomax, 351 Church Street South, dated June 6, 2022;
    36. Jim Dadson, 106 Gordon Rowe Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    37. Gary Thompson, 49 Blackforest Drive, dated June 6, 2022;
    38. Amanda Knox, 37 Elm Grove Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    39. Claudio Capobianco, 12 Black Willow Court, dated June 6, 2022;
    40. Sigmund Lee, 20 Hamills Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    41. Marj Andre, 2 Lucy Drive, dated June 6, 2022;
    42. Elena Smith, 10 Cheval Court, dated June 6, 2022;
    43. Marney Beck Robinson, 49 Coventry Court, dated June 6, 2022;
    44. Vito Spatafora, 35 Rosegarden Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    45. Frances Spatafora, 35 Rosegarden Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    46. Rosa Maio, 35 Rosegarden Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    47. Carol Davidson, 25 Green Meadow Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    48. Kari Schroder, 54 Worthington Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    49. Joanne and Frank Hoffmann, 8 Rosegarden Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    50. Scott Thompson, 104 Baker Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    51. Geoff Green, 297 Church Street South, dated June 6, 2022;
    52. Heather Sirrs, 49 Spreaghead Gardens, dated June 6, 2022;
    53. Scott Ford, 53 Painted Rock Avenue, dated June 6, 2022;
    54. Howard Doughty, 10 Cheval Court, dated June 6, 2022;
    55. Naum and Sonia Grimman, 320 Mill Street, dated June 6, 2022;
    56. Jonathan Hatt, 148 Centre Street West, dated June 6, 2022;
    57. Polly Chow, 134 Rose Branch Drive, dated June 6, 2022;
    58. Joanne and Jim Bull, 47 Baynards Lane, dated June 7, 2022;
    59. Josie Ford, 53 Painted Rock Avenue, dated June 7, 2022;
    60. Martha Forge, 297 Church Street South, dated June 7, 2022;
    61. Alex Yeung, Richmond Hill resident, dated June 7, 2022;
    62. Angie Bianco, Richmond Hill resident, dated June 7, 2022;
    63. Jay Lennox, 413 Tareyton Road, dated June 7, 2022;
    64. Graham Jones, 17-38 Hunt Avenue, dated June 7, 2022;
    65. Richmond Hill resident, dated June 7, 2022.
  • That the following correspondence regarding the Member Motion submitted by Councillor Sheppard with respect to Compassionate Richmond Hill, be received:

    1. Shishir Lakhani, 73 Hillhurst Drive, dated June 6, 2022;
    2. Peter Dennis, 7 Ashdown Crescent, dated June 6, 2022;
    3. Marj Andre, 2 Lucy Drive, dated June 6, 2022;
    4. Heather Skoll, 139 Libby Boulevard, dated June 6, 2022;
    5. Diana Li, 48 Caymus Street, dated June 6, 2022;
    6. Eleanor Silverberg, 215-20 Harding Boulevard, dated June 7, 2022.

Moved by:  Councillor Liu

  • Whereas, Richmond Green Park was built in 2005 (17 years ago);

    Whereas, Richmond Green is the jewel and epicenter of the City;

    Whereas, safety should be the first priority for all residents and park patrons;

    Whereas, The Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park has the following features:

    • 26,000 sq. ft. indoor Richmond Green Sports Centre;
    • Seasonal Indoor Sports Dome;
    • State-of-the-art skateboarding park;
    • Seasonal Bocce Courts - Now Open for 2022;
    • 250m landscaped inline skating trail, turned into an outdoor ice skating trail during the winter;
    • Boynton House Art Exhibition Space;
    • Richmond Green Heritage Walk, self-guided tour through Richmond Hill's Legacy of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow;
    • Tom Graham Arena Complex with two ice pads;
    • Water play park with splash pad;
    • An agricultural barn and paddock;
    • A soccer league;
    • Three outdoor soccer fields (one junior and two senior fields);
    • Seven ball diamonds (three baseball and four softball diamonds);
    • An outdoor basketball court;
    • An outdoor Amphitheatre that seats up to 300 people;
    • Picnic areas and shelters.

    Whereas, Richmond Green holds many events each year that attract thousands of people, such as Canada Day celebrations and fireworks, Ribfest, Arts and Craft shows, Picnics and cultural festivals;

    Whereas, Richmond Green holds many events each year that attract thousands of people, such as Canada Day celebrations and fireworks, Ribfest, Arts and Craft shows, Picnics and cultural festivals;

    Whereas, Richmond Green also serves as COVID vaccination clinic and polling centre;

    Whereas, many residents use the entrance at Elgin Mills and Redstone to access the park (e.g. Moms with strollers, seniors going for Bocce, dog walkers, students walking to school, residents going for skate park and soccer, etc);

    Whereas, there is only ONE sidewalk on the west side of the entrance;

    Whereas, it is an eyesore and major inconvenience for the local community, as the east side has no sidewalk but pebbles, dust and puddles;

    Whereas, with the heavy pedestrian traffic, it posts a major safety issue with only one sidewalk at the entrance;

    Whereas, frustrated residents have complained on this for many years;

    Therefore be it resolved that:

    a) Staff install a sidewalk on the east side of the Richmond Green Park entrance before the end of 2022;

    b) Staff finds the funding source within our budget to fund this project.

Moved by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli


Seconded by: Councillor Beros

  • Whereas Richmond Hill has grown into a thriving city with a population of over 200,000 and growing exponentially; and

    Whereas the hallmark of a great city is a destination park i.e., New York’s Central Park and Toronto’s High Park; and

    Whereas; Nothing enriches a resident’s quality of life more than an extensive network of parks and trails; and

    Whereas the City of Richmond Hill missed a rare opportunity to create a destination park when it failed to purchase the 189-acre David Dunlap Observatory Lands which has subsequently been developed into a cookie – cutter subdivision; and

    Whereas residents led by Councillor Greg Beros sent the owner of the site at Yonge & Bloomington a strong “NO” message when he proposed an unreasonable plan; and

    Whereas the developer has proposed a new plan; and

    Whereas the City of Richmond Hill has $70 million available for Parks acquisitions; and

    Whereas it has become increasingly difficult to secure land suitable for parks purposes, especially parcels as large as the one at Yonge & Bloomington; and

    Whereas purchasing this property and using it for Parks purposes would be a wise investment both monetarily and in terms of our resident’s well-being;

    Whereas a Yonge & Bloomington Park would make a grand entrance to the City of Richmond Hill; and

    Whereas 1,503 or 91% of the residents who responded to my survey voted yes to purchasing the site

    Therefore be it resolved that Richmond Hill Council direct the Acting City Manager and the appropriate staff to enter into negotiations with the owner of the south-east corner of Yonge & Bloomington, Baif Developments, to purchase the site.

Moved by:  Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli

  • Whereas the vast majority of green/blue bins are damaged through aggressive collection methods or circumstances which are beyond the control of residents including extreme cold and heat and the City’s winter operations during collection days; and

    Whereas many residents find it problematic to attend the Operations Centre to exchange a damaged bin for a variety of reasons including, lack of a personal vehicle, children’s car seats, mobility factors, etc.; and

    Whereas many residents find it inconvenient to go to the Operation Centre based on hours of operation; and

    Whereas residents who can attend the Operation Centre prefer to not put a broken, dirty, smelly bin, into their personal vehicle; and

    Whereas residents should not be inconvenienced due to a circumstance, over which they have no control; and

    Whereas neighbouring Municipalities including Vaughan and Aurora already offer home delivery as part of their bin exchange service to residents; and

    Whereas 85,000 views of my Facebook bin home delivery video denotes a significant community enthusiasm for this increased level of service;

    Now Therefore Be It Resolved:

    That Council direct the Acting City Manager to report back to the June 22nd Council meeting on a plan to include free green/blue bin home delivery and pick up service.

Moved by: Councillor Beros

  • Whereas on October 13, 2021 the Office of the City Manager provided to Members of Council a Staff Report on the subject of Clarification on Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli’s Enviro Day Event Exemption that contained inaccurate financial information with respect to the actual costs of an “Enviro Day” Event held by Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli; and

    Whereas prior to October 13, 2021, without the authority and direction of Members of Council, the City’s former City Manager, Mary-Anne Dempster directed and caused City Staff to freeze Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli’s Events Account which contained $55,709.00 and prevented him from depositing new sponsorship monies into the Events Account; and

    Whereas Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli was exempt from the Member of Council Events Policy adopted by the City on May 5, 2021, such that he was not required to cover any of the costs of his Enviro Day Event from his Events Account; and

    Whereas on October 13, 2021, in connection with agenda item SRCM.21.12, Members of Council passed a resolution moved by then Councillor West and seconded by Acting Mayor DiPaola that Council requires Regional Councillor Perrelli to provide full reimbursement to the City for the Enviro Day event such that no taxpayer dollars will be used to cover the amount owing of $139,623.30 (the “SCRM.21.12 Resolution”); and

    Whereas Council and the City possessed no lawful authority whatsoever to impose a debt obligation on Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli as set out under the SCRM.21.12 Resolution; and

    Whereas the SRCM.21.12 Resolution is unlawful and ultra vires.

    Therefore be it resolved that Council:

    1. Pass a motion to reconsider pursuant to Section 5.6.13 of the Procedure By-Law; and
    2. Rescind the SRCM.21.12 Resolution and declare that the SRCM.21.12 Resolution is invalid and ultra vires and of no force or effect whatsoever such that, more specifically, Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli is not required to provide any reimbursement to the City for the Enviro Day event; and
    3. Direct City Staff administering Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli’s Events Account that was wrongfully frozen at the direction of the former City Manager, Ms. Mary-Anne Dempster, to forthwith unfreeze that Events Account and restore to it $55,709 for Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli’s use.

Moved by:  Councillor Sheppard

  • WHEREAS, the principle of compassion lies at the heart of all ethical and spiritual traditions, calling on us to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves, with respect, equity and an understanding of each other’s strengths and struggles; and

    WHEREAS, it is necessary to both public and private life to recognize the contributions of our diverse cultures and backgrounds to the overall fabric of life in Richmond Hill and to foster a community of inclusion and togetherness, and;

    WHEREAS, the City of Richmond Hill, home to many diverse cultures, religions, sexual orientations and ethnicities is committed to building an inclusive and caring community, encouraging a positive appreciation of our City’s diversity, and cultivating an informed empathy for others; and

    WHEREAS, the City of Richmond Hill works to take compassionate action in areas such as governance, community building, social entrepreneurship, economic development and civic engagement;

    NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

    The City of Richmond Hill hereby affirms the tenants of the Charter for Compassion and commits to restoring compassion in our society, and hereby formalizes its commitment to encouraging our City’s diversity and cultivating an informed empathy of others.

    And the City of Richmond Hill hereby commits to the rejection of any practice that breeds hatred, violence, intolerance and disdain, on basis of one’s creed, race, gender or sexuality, national origin, religion, culture, color, or constitution.

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Explanation:  Approved by Council at its meeting held May 11, 2022 - (Staff Report SRPI.22.051) - Richmond Hill Russian Jewish Centre - 89 Stockdale Crescent and 9699 Bathurst Street - City File D01-16001

Explanation: Robert William Rennette - Servicing Agreement for Site Alternation Permit SA-2019-074

Explanation:  2148993 Ontario Inc. and 2148990 Ontario Inc. for Phase 1, 2147650 Ontario Inc., 2147681 Ontario Inc., 2148990 Ontario Inc., and 2148993 Ontario Inc. for Phase 2 and 2147650 Ontario Inc., 2148990 Ontario Inc., and 2148993 Ontario Inc. for Phase 3 - City File 19T-98004

Explanation:  9089802 Canada Corp. - 40 and 60 Harris Avenue - City File AA-22-0007

Explanation:  Approved by Council at its meeting held May 11, 2022 - (Staff Report SRPI.22.051) - Richmond Hill Russian Jewish Centre - 89 Stockdale Crescent and 9699 Bathurst Street - City File D02-16007

  • That Council consider to move into closed session:

    a) To consider advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose regarding Special Council resolution dated May 5, 2021 Staff Report SRCM.21.05 (Enviro Day Event Exemption), (Section 239(2)(f) of the Municipal Act, 2001).

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