Committee of the Whole - 4:30 p.m.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING

Monday, June 16, 2003
4:30 p.m.

Council Chambers
Richmond Hill Town Hall
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario

CONSOLIDATED AGENDA


Chair Arnie Warner
Ward 2 Councillor

1. Adoption of Agenda

2. Declaration of Intention to Raise Other Business

3. Disclosures of Pecuniary Interest and General Nature Thereof

4. Separation of issues requiring discussion

5. Adoption of the remainder of Agenda Items

6. Public Hearings

7. Delegations:

7.1 Davies Howe Partners, representing the York Region District School Board, regarding the Queen's College Drive site plan - Agenda Item No. 7

Added:

7.2 Agnes Chan-Wong, 5 Killarney Street, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7


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7.3 Peter Leung, Concerned Ratepayers of South East Richmond Hill, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.4 Myrna Marcus, 53 Fanshawe Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.5 Pnina Goldfield, 152 Valleymede Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.6 Philip Chang, 65 Queen's College Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.7 Bala Abraham, 51 Fanshawe Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.8 Boris Nodel, 45 Fanshawe Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.9 Dina Kaldas, 77 Queen's College Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.10 Ms. Kaldas, 77 Queen's College Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.11 Ms. Currim, 36 Queen's College Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.12 Marg Aldridge, 44 Queen's College Drive, regarding the Site Plan for a York Region District School Board Elementary School - Agenda Item No. 7

7.13 Martin Abramian, 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West, regarding a Proposed Fence By-law Amendment for 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West - Agenda Item No. 9

7.14 Mrs. M. Troncone, 36 Stockdale Crescent, regarding the Open Space Walkway that joins Stockdale Crescent with Richvale Greenway - Agenda Item No. 6

7.15 Mrs. D. Coleman, 39 Stockdale Crescent, regarding the Open Space Walkway that joins Stockdale Crescent with Richvale Greenway - Agenda Item No. 6

7.16 Mr. Vladimir Burak, 28 Oak Avenue, regarding a Fence on the Property of 28 Oak Avenue - Agenda Item No. 26

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8. Consideration of Separated issues

9. Other Business

10. Resolution to move into closed session and general nature thereof

11. Resolution to reconvene in open session

12. Adoption of recommendations arising from closed session (if any)

13. Adjournment

PUBLIC HEARING

1. Proposed Sign By-law Amendment - Town of Richmond Hill - Block D, Registered Plan 5518 - 400 Newkirk Road - File No. D07-03007 - (SRPD.03.110) - Page Nos. 9 - 23

a) That SRPD.03.110 regarding the application submitted by The Town of Richmond Hill for lands known as Block D, Registered Plan 5518, municipally known as 400 Newkirk Road (Town File No. D07-03007) to amend the Town Sign By-law No. 258-90, be approved subject to the following:

    i) That one (1) additional ground sign, with two one-sided banners facing Newkirk Road having a maximum total sign area of 1.88 m2 (20.24 ft2) and a maximum sign height of 5.2 m (17.06 ft) be permitted at the Newkirk Road entrance;

b) That the amending By-law attached as Appendix "A" to SRPD.03.110 respecting the Sign By-law Amendment as mentioned in subsection a) be enacted.


MINUTES FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES AND BOARDS


2. Youth Action Committee Meeting - Minutes of the Meeting held on May 27, 2003 - Page Nos. 25 - 27

The Youth Action Committee presents its Report from its meeting held on May 27, 2003 and respectfully recommends that the minutes be received as circulated.

3. Richmond Hill Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee Meeting - Minutes of the Meeting held on May 1, 2003 - Page Nos. 29 - 36

The Richmond Hill Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee presents its Report from its meeting held on May 1, 2003 and respectfully recommends that the minutes be received as circulated and the following recommendations be approved:

3.1 Heritage Fund Grant Application - Julie Dowling - John Montgomery House/Headford Manse - 9875 Leslie Street

That a heritage grant of up to $1,200.00 (or 50% of project cost) for the front 12 over 8 windows of the historically-designated John Montgomery House/Headford Manse at 9875 Leslie Street be approved and the execution of a Heritage Grant Agreement between the Town of Richmond Hill and the property owner, Julie Dowling, be authorized.

3.2 Heritage Fund Grant Application - Marie Thomson/Douglas Barnard - Horner-Elliott House - 40 Frank Endean Road

That a heritage grant of up to $2,000 for the repainting of the historically-designated Horner-Elliott House at 40 Frank Endean Road in historical colours be approved, and the execution of a Heritage Grant Agreement between the Town of Richmond Hill and the property owners, Marie Thomson and Douglas Barnard, be authorized.

STAFF REPORTS

4. Town-Wide Development Charge Amendment - (SRFIN.03.056) - Page Nos. 37 - 38

That a by-law to amend By-law No. 167-99 in order to remove the Transit Services component from the Town-Wide development charges be enacted.

5. Youth Action Committee - Terms of Reference - (SRPRC.03.035) - Page Nos. 39 - 48

That the recommended changes to the Youth Action Committee Terms of Reference, as outlined in SRPRC.03.035, be approved.

6. Open Space Walkway that Joins Stockdale Crescent with Richvale Greenway - (SRPRC.03.036) - Page Nos. 49 - 54

a) That the amendment to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department By-law No. 16-83 in order to close the open space area referred to as Stockdale Walkway daily from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise, be approved;

b) That the wooden bridge/boardwalk that joins Richvale Greenway with Stockdale Walkway be dismantled and removed;

c) That the planting of a combination of trees and shrubs in the remainder of the walkway to discourage public use be approved;

d) That the amount of $15,060.00 from the Operation Contingency Fund to pay for the removal of the wooden bridge/boardwalk and the landscaping of the walkway be approved;

e) That a public meeting be scheduled prior to the work taking place to inform residents from the area of the dismantling of the wooden bridge/boardwalk and its removal and the removal of the walkway.



7. Request for Comments - Site Plan Agreement Application - York Region District School Board - Block 163, Registered Plan 65M-2467 - Queen's College Drive - File No. D06-03018 - (SRPD.03.105) - Page Nos. 55 - 84

a) That SRPD.03.105 regarding Site Plan Agreement application submitted by York Region District School Board for lands known as Block 163, Registered Plan 65M-2467 (Town File No. D06-03018) be received and all comments referred back to Staff;

b) That the site plan agreement contain a provision requiring a revised traffic report prior to the approval and/or installation of any portables.

8. Request for Comments - Site Plan Agreement Application - T.S.M.J.C. Properties Inc. - Block 29, Plan 65M-2819, further described as Parts 3 and 6 of 65R-17161 - 10909 Yonge Street - File No. D06-03033 - (SRPD.03.118) - Page Nos. 85 - 96

That SPRD.03.118 regarding a Site Plan Agreement Application submitted by T.S.M.J.C. Properties Inc. (Golden Griddle Family Restaurant) for lands known as Block 29, Plan 65M-2819, further described as Parts 3 and 6 of 65R-17161, municipal address 10909 Yonge Street (Town File No. D06-03033) be received and all comments referred back to Staff.

9. Proposed Fence By-law Amendment - Martin and Alexandra Abramian - Part of Lot 46, Concession 1, W.Y.S. - 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West - (SRPD.03.097) - Page Nos. 97 - 112

That By-law No. 93-03 be enacted to permit the property owners of 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West to construct a wooden board on board fence having a height of approximately 1.9 metres (6 feet) in the front yard of their property.

10. Authorize the Execution of Agreements - File No. 7-85 - (SRPD.03.111) - Page Nos. 113 -136

That the execution of the agreement with Barbara Peralta, Bayview Animal Hospital, Pet Valu, Pet Valu, Don Head Village Animal Clinic, Robert Cross, Kennel Inn, as detailed in SRPD.03.111, be authorized.

11. Amendment to By-law No. 122-02 (Being a By-law to Appoint By-law Enforcement Officers, Licencing Enforcement Officers, Property Standards Officers and Parking Enforcement Officers) - (SRPD.03.122) - Page Nos. 137 - 140

a) That By-law No.115-03 (being a By-law to amend various sections in By-law No. 122-02) be enacted;

b) That the appointment of By-law Enforcement Officers and Parking Enforcement Officers for the Town of Richmond Hill detailed in SRPD.03.122 be approved.

12. Designation of Horner Cemetery - File No. D12.HC - (SRCSD.03.16) - Page Nos. 141 - 142

a) That the designation of the Horner Cemetery (Block 480, Plan 65M-3306), on the northwest corner of Leslie Street and Major Mackenzie Drive, as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under the Ontario Heritage Act be authorized;

b) That By-law 113-03 be enacted.

13. Cassata Avenue - Proposed Stopping Prohibitions - File No. T00-PC-F1 - (SRE.03.047) - (Referred from the June 2, 2003 Committee of the Whole meeting) - Page Nos. 143 - 148

a) That Chapter 1116, Schedule 'A' (Parking Prohibited-Signs-Displayed) of the Municipal Code be amended to delete the following:

Prohibited
Highway Side From and To Times of Day

Cassata Avenue North and A point 150 metres Anytime
South east of Bayview Avenue
to Frank Endean Road

b) That Chapter 1116, Schedule 'B' (Stopping Prohibited-Signs-Displayed) of the Municipal Code be amended to delete the following:

Prohibited
Highway Side From and To Times of Day

Cassata Avenue North and Bayview Avenue to Anytime
South a point 150 metres
easterly thereof

c) That Chapter 1116, Schedule 'B' (Stopping Prohibited-Signs-Displayed) of the Municipal Code be amended to add the following:

Prohibited
Highway Side From and To Times of Day

Cassata Avenue North and Bayview Avenue to Anytime
South Frank Endean Drive

14. Community Safety Zone Policy and Warrant Review, and Consideration of Spadina Road, Weldrick Road E. and Strathearn Avenue as Designated Community Safety Zones - File No. T07-C-CSZ - (SRE.03.019) - Page Nos. 149 - 171

    a) That the Community Safety Zone Policy and Warrant attached to SRE.03.019 be adopted as the procedure for implementing community safety zones within the Town;


    b) That Spadina Road, Weldrick Road East and Strathearn Avenue not be designated as community safety zones at this time.

15. Tender Approval for Garden Avenue and Sunnywood Crescent Watermain Replacement - File No. TE 04-03 - (SRE.03.063) - Page Nos. 173 - 177

a) That Tender TE 04-03 for the Garden Avenue and Sunnywood Crescent Watermain Replacement be awarded to Calder Hill Contracting Limited;

b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute such agreements as required upon the written recommendation from the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works and that the funding for this project be as recommended in the Financial Report attached to SRE.03.063;

c) That a by-law be enacted to temporarily close Garden Avenue from Pearson Avenue to Cambridge Crescent and Sunnywood Crescent in its entirety, for the purpose of replacing the watermain from June 30, 2003 to September 30, 2003 inclusive (or extend if required) in accordance with Section 42 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

16. Tender Approval for Crosby Avenue Culvert and Watermain Replacement and Enford Road Culvert - Bank Stabilization - File No. TE 05-03 - (SRE.03.064) - Page Nos. 179 - 184

a) That Tender TE 05-03 for the Crosby Avenue Culvert and Watermain Replacement and Enford Road Culvert - Bank Stabilization be awarded to F.C.M. Construction Limited;

b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute such agreements as required upon the written recommendation from the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works and that the funding for this project be as recommended in the Financial Report attached to SRE.03.064;

(continued)

c) That the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works or his designate, be authorized to temporarily close Crosby Avenue from Yonge Street to Newkirk Road for the purpose of reconstructing the culvert and watermain from June 30, 2003 to September 30, 2003 inclusive (or extend if required) in accordance with section 42 of the Municipal Act, 2001

d) That the provisions of Chapter 1055 of the Town of Richmond Hill Municipal Code, respecting the noise by-law, be waived for the duration of the project for the purpose of maintaining a de-watering system if required or for the purpose of service disconnection and connection works between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. if required.

17. Tender Approval for 2003 Sidewalk Construction Contract - File No. TE 07-03 - (SRE.03.065) - Page Nos. 185 - 189

a) That Tender TE 07-03 for the 2003 Sidewalk Construction be awarded to Aloia Bros. Concrete Contractors Ltd.;

b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute such agreements as required upon the written recommendation from the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works and that the funding for this project be as recommended in the Financial Report attached to SRE.03.065.

18. Temporary Road Closure, Wildwood Avenue and the Intersection of Wildwood Avenue and North Lake Road, Phase 1 - File No. D03-89042(M) - (SRE.03.068) - Page Nos. 191 - 193

a) That Wildwood Avenue be temporarily closed from Northlake Road northerly to Newman Avenue from 7:00 a.m., Wednesday July 2, 2003 to 7:00 p.m., Friday August 29, 2003;

b) That the intersection at Wildwood Avenue and North Lake Road be temporarily closed from 7:00 a.m., Wednesday July 2, 2003 to 7:00 p.m., Friday July 11, 2003;

c) That the Clerk be directed to notify all emergency services, parking enforcement, schools, and transit to the approval of the closure;

d) That the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works, or his designate, be authorized to suspend or extend this closure, as needed, based on work progress and weather conditions.

19. Canada Post Temporary and Permanent Box Location - (SRE.03.069) - Pages Nos. 195 - 197

That SRE.03.069 be received for information purposes.

20. Tender Award - File No. TW-21-03 - (SRPROP.03.05) - Page Nos. 199 - 203

a) That Tender TW-21-03 for the supply and delivery of 1 each tandem snow plow and sander, be awarded to Donway Ford Sales Limited for the value of $234,446.92 including GST.;

b) That the Manager, Supplies and Services, be authorized to issue required Purchase Orders.

21. Public Drinking Fountains on Town Owned Property - (SRW.03.005) - Page Nos. 205 - 208

a) That Staff be authorized to decommission and remove all public park's water fountains;

b) That the decommission costs estimated at $39,000, be funded from the anticipated Water and Sewer surplus;

c) That considering the risks and liabilities associated with maintaining water quality under the Safe Drinking Water Act, no additional outdoor drinking fountains be constructed in the Town.

22. Winter Maintenance Review 2002-2003 Season - (SRW.03.007) - Page Nos. 209 - 214

a) That the overexpenditure of the 2003 winter maintenance operating budget and the forecasted funds to complete the balance of the 2003 Winter Control Program be funded from the Snow Removal Reserve Fund;

b) That the amount of $460,000.00 be transferred from the Reserve Fund Account 043 303 270 to the Operating Account 652-103780.

23. Tender Approval for the Removal and Replacement of Concrete Sidewalks, Curbs and Gutters at Various Locations - (SRW.03.008) - Page Nos. 215- 220

a) That the low bid which meets the terms and conditions of Tender TW-22-03, be awarded to the firm Bevcon Construction & Paving Limited, for the removal and replacement of concrete sidewalks and curb at various locations within the Town of Richmond Hill;

b) That expenditures for the removal and replacement of concrete sidewalks and curbs in the amount of $152,000.00 budgeted in the 2003 Operating Budget, be approved;

(continued)
c) That the appropriate By-Law authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to execute such agreement as required upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works, be enacted;

d) That the funding for this work be as set out and recommended in the Financial Report in SRW.03.008.

24. West Nile Virus Control and Activities Update # 2 - (SRW.03.009) - Page Nos. 221 - 238

a) That SRW.03.009 be received for information purposes and the following be authorized:

i) The hiring of an additional by-law enforcement officer, on a contract basis, through September 2003 at an estimated cost of $25,000;

ii) Additional expenditures for grading in parks and roadside ditches, protective supplies and communications, as outlined in SRW.03.009 and currently estimated at $17,000 to $27,000;

iii) Additional expenditure to phase in a retro fitting program of "goss" traps for a portion of the existing catchbasin inventory currently estimated at $10,000;

iv) That $62,000 required to undertake the above recommendations be taken from the Operating Contingency;

b) That a copy of this report be sent to the York Region Medical Officer of Health.


25. Minutes - Buttonville Airport Community Committee - Meeting of May 7, 2003 - Page Nos. 239 - 240

That the minutes of the Buttonville Airport Community Committee meeting held on May 7, 2003 be received.

ADDITIONS MEMO NO. 1

Committee of the Whole - June 16, 2003



June 16, 2003


MEMO TO: Chairperson Warner and
Members of Committee

FROM: A.P. Crawford
Deputy Clerk

SUBJECT: Additional items to be considered at the
June 16, 2003 Committee of the Whole Meeting

__________________________________________


The attached correspondence relates to Agenda Item No. 9 scheduled for the June 16, 2003 Committee of the Whole meeting:


1. Correspondence from Martin and Alexandra Abramian, 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West dated June 15, 2003.

Further to the preparation of the agenda for the above noted meeting, the Clerk's Office has received the following request from Councillor Di Paola for an addition:

26. Fencing matters at 28 Oak Avenue.





___________________________
A.P. Crawford
Deputy Clerk


MINUTES

A meeting of Committee of the Whole of the Town of Richmond Hill was held on Monday, June 16, 2003 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers with the following Members of the Committee present:

Councillor Warner (Chair)
Mayor Bell
Regional and Local Councillor Hogg
Councillor Spatafora
Councillor Cohen
Councillor Foster
Councillor Papa
Councillor Di Paola

The following members of Staff were present:

C.D. Weldon, Chief Administrative Officer
D. Melitzer, Assistant Town Solicitor
J. Babcock, Commissioner of Planning and Development
D. Elliott, Commissioner of Finance and Treasurer
I. Brutto, Director of Maintenance and Operations
E. Zawadowsky, Director of Development and Technical Services
M. Johnston, Acting Director of Management Services
J. Tettmar, Director of Parks Operations and Maintenance
D. Joslin, Director of Recreation and Culture
R. McGee, Manager of By-law and Licencing Enforcement
A.P. Crawford, Deputy Clerk
L. Conde, Assistant Clerk

ADOPTION OF AGENDA

Moved by: Councillor Spatafora

That the agenda be adopted as distributed by the Clerk, with the following additions:

(i) Correspondence from Martin and Alexandra Abramian, 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West dated June 15, 2003

(ii) Agenda Item No. 26 (Fencing matters at 28 Oak Avenue)

Carried Unanimously


DISCLOSURES OF PECUNIARY INTEREST AND GENERAL NATURE THEREOF

There were no disclosures of pecuniary interest by Members of Council under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.


ADOPTION OF REPORTS NOT REQUIRING SEPARATE DISCUSSION

Moved by: Councillor Spatafora

That the following Items be approved and recommended to Council:

2. Youth Action Committee Meeting - Minutes of the Meeting held on May 27, 2003

That the minutes of the Youth Action Committee meeting held on May 27, 2003 be received as circulated.

3. Richmond Hill Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee Meeting - Minutes of the Meeting held on May 1, 2003

That the minutes of the Richmond Hill Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee meeting held on May 1, 2003 be received as circulated.

2.1 Heritage Fund Grant Application - Julie Dowling - John Montgomery House/Headford Manse - 9875 Leslie Street

Rec. 1 That a heritage grant of up to $1,200.00 (or 50% of project cost) for the front 12 over 8 windows of the historically-designated John Montgomery House/Headford Manse at 9875 Leslie Street be approved and the execution of a Heritage Grant Agreement between the Town of Richmond Hill and the property owner, Julie Dowling, be authorized.

2.2 Heritage Fund Grant Application - Marie Thomson/Douglas Barnard - Horner-Elliott House - 40 Frank Endean Road

Rec. 2 That a heritage grant of up to $2,000 for the repainting of the historically-designated Horner-Elliott House at 40 Frank Endean Road in historical colours be approved, and the execution of a Heritage Grant Agreement between the Town of Richmond Hill and the property owners, Marie Thomson and Douglas Barnard, be authorized.

4. Town-Wide Development Charge Amendment - (SRFIN.03.056)

Rec. 3 That a by-law to amend By-law No. 167-99 in order to remove the Transit Services component from the Town-Wide development charges be enacted.

11. Amendment to By-law No. 122-02 (Being a By-law to Appoint By-law Enforcement Officers, Licencing Enforcement Officers, Property Standards Officers and Parking Enforcement Officers) - (SRPD.03.122)

Rec. 4 a) That By-law No. 115-03 (being a By-law to amend various sections in By-law No. 122-02) be enacted;

b) That the appointment of By-law Enforcement Officers and Parking Enforcement Officers for the Town of Richmond Hill detailed in SRPD.03.122 be approved.

12. Designation of Horner Cemetery - File No. D12.HC - (SRCSD.03.16)

Rec. 5 a) That the designation of the Horner Cemetery (Block 480, Plan 65M-3306), on the northwest corner of Leslie Street and Major Mackenzie Drive East, as a property of cultural heritage value or interest under the Ontario Heritage Act be authorized;

b) That By-law No. 113-03 be enacted.

15. Tender Approval for Garden Avenue and Sunnywood Crescent Watermain Replacement - File No. TE 04-03 - (SRE.03.063)

Rec. 6 a) That Tender TE 04-03 for the Garden Avenue and Sunnywood Crescent Watermain Replacement be awarded to Calder Hill Contracting Limited;

b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute such agreements as required upon the written recommendation from the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works and that the funding for this project be as recommended in the Financial Report attached to SRE.03.063;

c) That the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works or his designate, be authoized to temporarily close Garden Avenue from Pearson Avenue to Cambridge Crescent and Sunnywood Crescent in its entirety, for the purpose of replacing the watermain from June 30, 2003 to September 30, 2003 inclusive (or extend if required) in accordance with Section 42 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

16. Tender Approval for Crosby Avenue Culvert and Watermain Replacement and Enford Road Culvert - Bank Stabilization - File No. TE 05-03 - (SRE.03.064)

Rec. 7 a) That Tender TE 05-03 for the Crosby Avenue Culvert and Watermain Replacement and Enford Road Culvert - Bank Stabilization be awarded to F.C.M. Construction Limited;

b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute such agreements as required upon the written recommendation from the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works and that the funding for this project be as recommended in the Financial Report attached to SRE.03.064;

c) That the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works or his designate, be authorized to temporarily close Crosby Avenue from Yonge Street to Newkirk Road for the purpose of reconstructing the culvert and watermain from June 30, 2003 to September 30, 2003 inclusive (or extend if required) in accordance with Section 42 of the Municipal Act, 2001

d) That the provisions of Chapter 1055 of the Town of Richmond Hill Municipal Code, respecting the noise by-law, be waived for the duration of the project for the purpose of maintaining a de-watering system if required or for the purpose of service disconnection and connection works between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. if required.

17. Tender Approval for 2003 Sidewalk Construction Contract - File No. TE 07-03 - (SRE.03.065)

Rec. 8 a) That Tender TE 07-03 for the 2003 Sidewalk Construction be awarded to Aloia Bros. Concrete Contractors Ltd.;

b) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute such agreements as required upon the written recommendation from the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works and that the funding for this project be as recommended in the Financial Report attached to SRE.03.065.

18. Temporary Road Closure, Wildwood Avenue and the Intersection of Wildwood Avenue and North Lake Road, Phase 1 - File No. D03-89042(M) - (SRE.03.068)

Rec. 9 a) That Wildwood Avenue be temporarily closed from Northlake Road northerly to Newman Avenue from 7:00 a.m., Wednesday July 2, 2003 to 7:00 p.m., Friday August 29, 2003;

b) That the intersection at Wildwood Avenue and North Lake Road be temporarily closed from 7:00 a.m., Wednesday July 2, 2003 to 7:00 p.m., Friday July 11, 2003;

c) That the Clerk be directed to notify all emergency services, parking enforcement, schools, and transit to the approval of the closure;

d) That the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works, or his designate, be authorized to suspend or extend this closure, as needed, based on work progress and weather conditions.

19. Canada Post Temporary and Permanent Box Location - (SRE.03.069)

That SRE.03.069 be received for information purposes.

20. Tender Award - File No. TW-21-03 - (SRPROP.03.05)

Rec. 10 a) That Tender TW-21-03 for the supply and delivery of 1 each tandem snow plow and sander, be awarded to Donway Ford Sales Limited for the value of $234,446.92 including GST.;

b) That the Manager, Supplies and Services, be authorized to issue required Purchase Orders.

21. Public Drinking Fountains on Town Owned Property - (SRW.03.005)

Rec. 11 a) That Staff be authorized to decommission and remove all water fountains in public parks;

b) That the decommission costs estimated at $39,000, be funded from the anticipated Water and Sewer surplus;

c) That considering the risks and liabilities associated with maintaining water quality under the Safe Drinking Water Act, no additional outdoor drinking fountains be constructed in the Town.

22. Winter Maintenance Review 2002-2003 Season - (SRW.03.007)

Rec. 12 a) That the overexpenditure of the 2003 winter maintenance operating budget and the forecasted funds to complete the balance of the 2003 Winter Control Program be funded from the Snow Removal Reserve Fund;

b) That the amount of $460,000.00 be transferred from the Reserve Fund Account 043 303 270 to the Operating Account 652-103780.

23. Tender Approval for the Removal and Replacement of Concrete Sidewalks, Curbs and Gutters at Various Locations - (SRW.03.008)

Rec. 13 a) That the low bid which meets the terms and conditions of Tender TW-22-03, be awarded to the firm Bevcon Construction & Paving Limited, for the removal and replacement of concrete sidewalks and curb at various locations within the Town of Richmond Hill;

b) That expenditures for the removal and replacement of concrete sidewalks and curbs in the amount of $152,000.00 budgeted in the 2003 Operating Budget, be approved;

c) That the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute such agreement as required upon the recommendation of the Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works;

d) That the funding for this work be as set out and recommended in the Financial Report in SRW.03.008.


25. Minutes - Buttonville Airport Community Committee - Meeting of May 7, 2003

That the minutes of the Buttonville Airport Community Committee meeting held on May 7, 2003 be received.

Carried Unanimously


PUBLIC HEARING

1. Proposed Sign By-law Amendment - Town of Richmond Hill - Block D, Registered Plan 5518 - 400 Newkirk Road - File No. D07-03007 - (SRPD.03.110)

There was no response to the Chair's invitation to address Committee on this matter.

Moved by: Councillor Papa

Rec. 14 a) That SRPD.03.110 regarding the application submitted by The Town of Richmond Hill for lands known as Block D, Registered Plan 5518, municipally known as 400 Newkirk Road (Town File No. D07-03007) to amend the Town Sign By-law No. 258-90, be approved subject to the following:

    i) That one (1) additional ground sign, with two one-sided banners facing Newkirk Road having a maximum total sign area of 1.88 m2 (20.24 ft2) and a maximum sign height of 5.2 m (17.06 ft) be permitted at the Newkirk Road entrance;

b) That the amending By-law attached as Appendix "A" to SRPD.03.110 respecting the Sign By-law Amendment as mentioned in subsection a) be enacted.

Carried Unanimously

DELEGATIONS

Moved by: Councillor Cohen

That Agenda Item No. 26 be brought forward for consideration at this time.

Carried Unanimously

Mr. Vladimir Burak, 28 Oak Avenue, addressed Committee regarding the need for a fence between his property and an abutting park area.

26. Fencing matters at 28 Oak Avenue

Moved by: Councillor DiPaola

That Staff report back to the July 7, 2003 meeting of the Committee of the Whole on fencing between 28 Oak Avenue and the abutting park area.

Carried Unanimously

Moved by: Councillor Foster

That Agenda Item No. 9 be brought forward for consideration at this time.

Carried Unanimously

9. Proposed Fence By-law Amendment - Martin and Alexandra Abramian - Part of Lot 46, Concession 1, W.Y.S. - 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West - (SRPD.03.097)

Mr. Martin Abramian, 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West, addressed Committee regarding his request for an amendment to the Fence By-law to allow for construction of a 1.9 metre (6 foot) fence on the front yard of his property.
Moved by: Councillor Foster

Rec. 15 That By-law No. 93-03 be enacted to permit the property owners of 76 Major Mackenzie Drive West to construct a wooden board on board fence having a height of approximately 1.9 metres (6 feet) in the front yard of their property.

Carried Unanimously


Moved by: Councillor Papa

That Agenda Item No. 6 be brought forward for consideration at this time.

Carried Unanimously

Mrs. M. Troncone, 36 Stockdale Crescent and Mrs. D. Coleman, 39 Stockdale Crescent, addressed Committee in support of the recommendations contained in SRPRC.03.036.

6. Open Space Walkway that Joins Stockdale Crescent with Richvale Greenway - (SRPRC.03.036)

Moved by: Councillor Papa

Rec. 16 a) That the amendment to the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department By-law No. 16-83 in order to close the open space area referred to as Stockdale Walkway daily from one half hour after sunset to one half hour before sunrise, be approved;

b) That the wooden bridge/boardwalk that joins Richvale Greenway with Stockdale Walkway be dismantled and removed;

c) That the planting of a combination of trees and shrubs in the remainder of the walkway to discourage public use be approved;

d) That the amount of $16,060.00 from the Operation Contingency Fund to pay for the removal of the wooden bridge/boardwalk and the landscaping of the walkway be approved;

e) That a public meeting be scheduled prior to the work taking place to inform residents from the area of the dismantling of the wooden bridge/boardwalk and its removal and the removal of the walkway.

Carried Unanimously


Moved by: Councillor Di Paola

That Agenda Item No. 7 be brought forward for consideration at this time.

Carried Unanimously

7. Request for Comments - Site Plan Agreement Application - York Region District School Board - Block 163, Registered Plan 65M-2467 - Queen's College Drive - File No. D06-03018 - (SRPD.03.105)

Mr. J. Alati, counsel for the York Region District School Board, confirmed his client's support for the site plan agreement application.

Ms. A. Chan-Wong, 5 Killarney Street, addressed Committee in opposition to the application, noting that, in her opinion, the traffic problems that would be created should the site plan agreement be approved.

Mr. P. Leung, representing Concerned Ratepayers of South East Richmond Hill, addressed Committee in opposition to the site plan agreement application, stating that, in his opinion, the application contravenes Official Plan Amendment No. 18.

Ms. M. Marcus, 53 Fanshawe Drive, addressed Committee in opposition to the application, noting that approving the application would mean that the Queen's College community would lose park space. She further noted that, in her opinion, the proposed school would service a regional, and not local, area.

Ms. P. Goldfield, 152 Valleymede Drive, addressed Committee in opposition to the application, reiterating that locating a school in the area would pose traffic problems and suggested that the York Region District School Board, should the application be approved, construct an environmental space as a buffer between the school and the residential areas. She further questioned the need for a French immersion program in an area where, in her opinion, it was not needed.

Mr. P. Chang, 65 Queen's College Drive, spoke in opposition to the site plan agreement application, and stated his concerns about the routing of buses, parking, and the associated environmental issues. He further noted that safety would become a concern with an increase in traffic in the area.

Mr. B. Abraham, 51 Fanshawe Drive, addressed Committee in opposition to the application, and noted his concerns about the proximity of the garbage area to the abutting residential area. He further commented that, in his opinion, should the application be approved, the new school would generate light and noise pollution.

Mr. B. Nodel, 45 Fanshawe Drive, spoke in opposition to the application, and noted that, in his opinion, the lands available at the location are not sufficient for a school with the population being contemplated in the site plan application. He further requested that portable buildings not be allowed should the application be approved.

Ms. D. Kaldas, 77 Queen's College Drive, addressed Committee in opposition to the application, noting that, in her opinion, the construction of a school in the Queen's College Drive location would remove the green space available to the local residents, thereby having a negative affect on the community. She reiterated an earlier request that no portable buildings be allowed on the site, should the application be approved.

Ms. Currim, 36 Queen's College Drive, spoke in opposition to the application, stating that approval of the application would mean she would no longer be able to use the location for playing soccer.

Ms. M. Aldridge, 44 Queen's College Drive, spoke in opposition to the site plan agreement application, and summarized the objections of previous speakers. She reiterated their concerns that the proposed school would be regional in nature with a large catchment area. The larger school population would, in her opinion, magnify traffic problems, and would not be supportable on the existing site.
Mr. J. Alati, counsel for the York Region District School Board, addressed the points made by the delegations who spoke in opposition to the application, noting specifically that the school would serve the needs of the Town of Richmond Hill. He noted that there is a market in the catchment area for French immersion and that the Queen's College Drive site is more centrally located than others available. He stated that further monitoring of traffic will be undertaken as outlined in SRPD.03.105, should the application be approved.

Ms. J. Ross, York Region District School Board, clarified that the catchment area for the proposed French immersion school would be bounded by Major Mackenzie Drive, Bathurst Street, Highway 404 and Highway 7.


Moved by: Councillor Cohen

a) That consideration of SRPD.03.105 be referred to the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for July 7, 2003;

b) That comments provided at the June 16, 2003 Committee of the Whole meeting be referred back to Staff;

c) That Staff report back to the July 7, 2003 Committee of the Whole meeting regarding the concept of a "regional" school in the Official Plan, specifically within Official Plan Amendment No. 18;

d) That Staff address the issues relating to shared use agreements between school boards and the Town of Richmond Hill where schools and Town properties are abutting;

e) That Staff look into the possibility of an alternate site for the proposed school.

Carried Unanimously


A recess was held (6:39 p.m. to 6:53 p.m.).


CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS REQUIRING SEPARATE DISCUSSION

5. Youth Action Committee - Terms of Reference - (SRPRC.03.035)

Moved by: Councillor Foster

Rec. 17 That the recommended changes to the Youth Action Committee Terms of Reference, as outlined in SRPRC.03.035, be approved.

Carried Unanimously

8. Request for Comments - Site Plan Agreement Application - T.S.M.J.C. Properties Inc. - Block 29, Plan 65M-2819, further described as Parts 3 and 6 of 65R-17161 - 10909 Yonge Street - File No. D06-03033 - (SRPD.03.118)

Moved by: Councillor Spatafora

a) That SPRD.03.118 regarding a Site Plan Agreement Application submitted by T.S.M.J.C. Properties Inc. (Golden Griddle Family Restaurant) for lands known as Block 29, Plan 65M-2819, further described as Parts 3 and 6 of 65R-17161, municipal address 10909 Yonge Street (Town File No. D06-03033) be received and all comments referred back to Staff;

b) That Staff be directed to confirm the distances of the setbacks for this application.

Carried Unanimously

10. Authorize the Execution of Agreements - File No. 7-85 - (SRPD.03.111)

Rec. 18 a) That the execution of the agreement with Barbara Peralta, Bayview Animal Hospital, Pet Valu (9325 Yonge Street), Pet Valu (10909 Yonge Street), Don Head Village Animal Clinic, Robert Cross, Kennel Inn, as detailed in SRPD.03.111, be authorized;

b) That Staff contact the Oak Ridges Animal Hospital to determine if it would like to sell dog tags.

13. Cassata Avenue - Proposed Stopping Prohibitions - File No. T00-PC-F1 - (SRE.03.047)

Moved by: Councillor Foster

Rec. 19 a) That Chapter 1116, Schedule 'A' (Parking Prohibited-Signs-Displayed) of the Municipal Code be amended to delete the following:

Prohibited
Highway Side From and To Times of Day

Cassata Avenue South A point 150 metres Anytime
east of Bayview Avenue
to Frank Endean Road

(continued)

b) That Chapter 1116, Schedule 'B' (Stopping Prohibited-Signs-Displayed) of the Municipal Code be amended to delete the following:

Prohibited
Highway Side From and To Times of Day

Cassata Avenue South Bayview Avenue to Anytime
a point 150 metres
easterly thereof

c) That Chapter 1116, Schedule 'B' (Stopping Prohibited-Signs-Displayed) of the Municipal Code be amended to add the following:

Prohibited
Highway Side From and To Times of Day

Cassata Avenue South Bayview Avenue to Anytime
Frank Endean Drive

Carried Unanimously

14. Community Safety Zone Policy and Warrant Review, and Consideration of Spadina Road, Weldrick Road E. and Strathearn Avenue as Designated Community Safety Zones - File No. T07-C-CSZ - (SRE.03.019)

Moved by: Councillor Cohen

That SRE.03.019 be referred to the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for July 21, 2003 to allow for residents to be notified that the item will be dealt with at that time.

Carried

24. West Nile Virus Control and Activities Update # 2 - (SRW.03.009)

Moved by: Councillor Spatafora

Rec. 21 a) That SRW.03.009 be received for information purposes and the following be authorized:

i) The hiring of an additional by-law enforcement officer, on a contract basis, through September 2003 at an estimated cost of $25,000;

(continued)
ii) Additional expenditures for grading in parks and roadside ditches, protective supplies and communications, as outlined in SRW.03.009 and currently estimated at $17,000 to $27,000;

iii) Additional expenditure to phase in a retro fitting program of "goss" traps for a portion of the existing catchbasin inventory currently estimated at $10,000;

iv) That $62,000 required to undertake the above recommendations be taken from the Operating Contingency;

b) That a copy of this report be sent to the York Region Medical Officer of Health.

Carried Unanimously


ADJOURNMENT

Moved by: Councillor Foster

That the meeting be adjourned.

Carried Unanimously

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.