Council Highlights - November 11, 2002 Meeting
Large Appliance Collection Program a Success
As part of the Town's ongoing commitment to diverting waste and recycling, this past summer Council introduced large appliance collection. Since its inception in July, more than 1,000 residents have scheduled items for collection, resulting in the recycling of 109 tonnes of scrap metal. An important component of the large appliance collection program is the recovery of chloro-fluorocarbons (CFCs), as they are harmful if released into the environment. Fridges, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers are all collected separately and have the CFCs extracted by certified staff prior to the appliance being recycled. Contact Jeff Meggitt, Manager of Service and Systems at (905) 771-8800 ext. 4433 (From Committee of the Whole Meeting on November 4, 2002, Staff Report SRW.02.015).
2003 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule
Council adopted a schedule of regular meetings for Council, Committee of the Whole and Council Public Meetings under the Planning Act for the year 2003. Council meetings are to be held on the second and fourth Monday of the month; Committee of the Whole meetings on the first and third Monday; and Council Public Meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month. The proposed schedule takes into account the holidays and other dates/times Council previously identified as not being able to meet. The coming year's schedule will be available on the Town's Website or by contacting Council Support Services/Town Clerk Division. Contact Robert C. Prowse, Director of Council Support Services/Town Clerk at (905) 771-8800 ext. 2511. (From Council Meeting on November 11, 2002, Staff Report SRCSD.02.52).
Town Looking for a Purchaser
In order to preserve the Thomas H. Legge House, a designated heritage building at 12755 Bathurst Street, Council authorized an agreement between the Town and the property owner to postpone demolition until April 30, 2003 to allow time for the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC) and the Town to attempt to find a purchaser for the building. The building is a circa 1895, brick farmhouse, originally built for one of Richmond Hill's prominent early families and home to the Postmaster of the Hamlet of Temperanceville. This agreement will also establish terms and conditions for allowing access to the site, as well as dealing with the removal of the building to an appropriate location. In order to find a potential buyer, the Town will place a notice in The Liberal to solicit interest in the property. Contact George Duncan, Heritage Coordinator at (905) 771-8800 ext. 2473 (From Committee of the Whole Meeting on November 4, 2002, Staff Report SRPD.02.180).
A Moment of Silence for Remembrance Day
During the Council meeting of November 11, 2002, Mayor Bell and Members of Council observed a moment of silence in honour of those who fought for our country and our freedom. In support of Remembrance Day, all Canadian flags at Town facilities were flown at half-mast and poppies were available for purchase in the Mayor's Office and in Human Resources. Contact Dorothy Fleming, Mayor's Office at (905) 771-8800 ext. 2454 (No Staff Report).
Council Supports Local Community Initiatives
The Mayor and Members of Council proclaimed the week of November 11-17, 2002 as "Unity in Diversity Week" in and for the Town of Richmond Hill. This week celebrates and recognizes cultural diversity while maintaining unity and tolerance in a multicultural population. Council proclaimed the week of November 17-23, 2002 as "Drug Awareness Week." This year's theme will be "Drug Awareness. We can make a difference." During this week, Drug Awareness Committees throughout the province will highlight the many ways communities can make a difference with regards to alcohol and drug awareness. Council also proclaimed Friday, November 15, 2002 as "Walk of Hope Day." This proclamation recognizes the efforts of Norman Ball, who has walked over 13,000 kilometres in order to raise awareness of children living in the streets of major cities in the world. Contact Robert C. Prowse, Director of Council Support Services/Town Clerk at (905) 771-8800 ext. 2511. (From Committee of the Whole Meeting on November 4, 2002, Other Business and Staff Report SRCSD.02.50; Council Meeting on November 11, 2002, Other Business).
Note: The next Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for November 18, 2002 at 4:30 p.m. and the next Council meeting is November 25, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held in Council Chambers.
This document was produced by Communication Services staff at the Town of Richmond Hill. The contents of this summary are intended to be for information purposes only. The actual text of Council resolutions can be found on the Town's Website at www.richmondhill.ca. Copies of staff reports and other correspondence can be obtained from the Council Support Services/Town Clerk Division.