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Recap: May 11th Richmond Hill Council Meeting

Richmond Hill Council Meeting Wednesday May 11, 2022

Recap

The revised agenda include a memorandum regarding a Council Motion of April 27, 2022 re an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications submitted by Elgin House Properties Limited for 1000 Elgin Mills Road East

  • Elgin House Properties Ltd. had requested an additional four storeys on one tower to increase it from 10 to 14 storeys

  • Based on the principal reasons outlined in this report, staff is of the opinion that the subject applications do not represent good planning and therefore cannot support the applications. Accordingly, staff recommends that Council refuse the applicant’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

  • Council requested additional consultation regarding this application:

    • a) That staff report SRPI.22.045 be referred back to staff for the purpose of staff considering the issues raised by the delegations, and further that staff consult with the Applicant on various matters including Section 37 of the Planning Act, community benefits and rent-to-own, with a report back at the May 11, 2022 Council meeting.

  • The applicant responded with a commitment to placing 20 (1-bedroom units) of the proposed 52 additional apartment dwelling units into a rent-to-own program.

  • The applicant is also willing to contribute up to $175,850 towards pickleball courts as a community benefits contribution

  • After 2 hours of discussion the matter was referred back to staff

Voting in favour of the referral - West, DiPaola, Chan, Cilevitz, Sheppard

Voting against - Perrelli, Beros, Liu, Muench


Interesting to note that Councillor Perrelli attempted several times to have the closed session item concerning Councillor Cilevitz referred to a later date however his attempts failed.

  • That Council move into closed session: a) To consider matters related to the receiving of advice that is subject to: solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; and related to litigation affecting the municipality before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Divisional Court, Court File Nos. 196/19 and 1230/20, The Corporation of the City of Richmond Hill et al. ats. Karen Cilevitz (Section 239(2)(e) and (f) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25).

All other agenda items passed

 

Items on the agenda include:

Presentation - by Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health, regarding an update on operations at Mackenzie Health.


Request for Approval - Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications - Richmond Hill Russian Jewish Centre - 9699 Bathurst Street and 89 Stockdale Crescent

  • application to permit a place of worship with an associated clergy residence and day nursery on the subject lands.

Status Update - Pending Items List

  • The purpose of this report is to provide to Council an update on pending items originating from Committee of the Whole and Council meetings for the 2010-2014, 2014-2018 and 2018-2022 Terms of Council

Member Motion - Councillor Liu - Citywide “Slow Down” Signs Pilot Project

 

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