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Coming up at the June 22nd Richmond Hill Council Meeting

Richmond Hill Council Meeting Wednesday June 22, 2022 at 9:30am

Agenda Items Include:

Richmond Hill Public Library Board Composition

On April 22, 2020, Council considered adopted a resolution that staff report back on recommendations to update the City’s composition requirements for the Richmond Hill Public Library Board that are consistent with the Public Libraries Act.

Staff recommends the following:

  • That the Richmond Hill Public Library Board, beginning with the 2022 to 2026 Term of Council be comprised of a total of nine (9) persons selected as follows:

    • three (3) Members of Council; and

    • six (6) citizen members qualified for appointment including persons who are permanent residents

Currently on the Library Board are Councillors DiPaola, Perrelli, Beros and Muench (4) and citizen members Stephen Chait, Frank DePede, Sugantha Raj, Mahnaz Shahbazi, Rona Wang (5)

  • The Library Board recommends maintaining the current size of the Board and the current composition of councillors and residents.

Community Benefit Charges Strategy

Staff will present the Community Benefit Charges (CBC) Strategy and the Draft CBC By-law at the Council Meeting. At the Council meeting, staff will receive further feedback from both members of the public and Council.

Request for Approval - 2022 Parks Plan

This report responds to Council’s direction by providing an updated Parks Plan which

will guide parkland needs and acquisition, outdoor recreation facility planning, and park

revitalization to 2032. It also provides the necessary background information to bring

forward an updated Parkland Dedication By-law which must be enacted by September

18, 2022 per the legislative timeline outlined in the Planning Act.

Member Motion - Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli - Land Acknowledgement

This motion proposes to adopt the following Land Acknowledgement developed by the Indigenous Action Committee of Richmond Hill.


The land that we meet on today is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron Wendat, and is currently home to many diverse and displaced First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.

We would like to recognize, acknowledge and thank the people of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Beausoleil First Nation, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, the Mississaugas of the Credit and many others who have cared for the land for thousands of years before us.

We are committed to ongoing learning, and we strive to move forward with good hearts and minds and are committed to doing so with gratitude and respect for the past, present and future caretakers of this land.

  • At the November 10, 2021 Council meeting staff were directed to have further consultations with local Indigenous Communities on the wording for the Land Acknowledgement and to report back to Council on a revised Land Acknowledgement at a future Council Meeting.

  • This Member Motion pre-empts the staff report and consultation as requested by Council.

How You Can Participate in Council Meetings

The public can observe meetings of Council and Committees by attending in-person (225 East Beaver Creek) or by viewing the livestream of the open session part of these meetings.


Public Comments: The public may submit written correspondence regarding agenda items by email to clerks@richmondhill.ca. Written correspondence must be submitted by 12 p.m. (noon) on the day before the meeting.


Delegations: Any person who wishes to speak to Council on agenda items must pre-register with the Office of the Clerk by 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the meeting. Applications to appear as a delegation can be submitted by email to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by using the on-line application form. Delegations can be in person, or electronically by video conference or telephone. The Office of the Clerk will provide instructions on appearing as a delegation.


Public Forum: Any person who wishes to speak to Council on a matter not on the agenda must pre-register with the Office of the Clerk by 12 p.m. (noon) the day before the meeting. Persons wanting to address Council during the Public Forum portion of the meeting must register by sending an email to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by using the on-line form. Public Forum participation can be in-person, or electronically by video conference or telephone. A maximum of five persons will be allowed to register for the Public Forum on a first come first serve basis.

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