RH Special Council Meeting July 23-Meeting Summary

Below is an excerpt of the July 23, 2020 Council Meeting Minutes

Amendments to the Electronic Meeting Procedures

Moved by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli Seconded by: Councillor Cilevitz

a) That Council approve the proposed amendments to the electronic meeting procedures (see below for details)

b) That the City Clerk report back to Council on the proposed amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001, which, if passed, will permit proxy voting by Members of Council at a meeting

Carried


Lake Wilcox Residential Parking Permit Program – Sandbanks Drive and Bayview Ridge Court Moved by: Councillor Beros Seconded by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli

b) That By-law 101-20 be enacted to amend to expand the permit parking on Sandbanks Drive and Bayview Park Court to apply 7 days a week April 1 to September 30.

Carried Unanimously


A Place To Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe - Proposed Amendment 1 Moved by: Regional and Local Councillor Perrelli Seconded by: Councillor Beros

b) That the Region of York, when allocating the Region’s share of the Growth Plan’s forecast population and jobs to lower tier municipalities, duly account for the considerable growth potential of Richmond Hill afforded by the impending Yonge Subway extension, the completion of the bus rapid transit system along Yonge Street and Highway 7 and Richmond Hill’s GO stations;

c) That the Region of York, when undertaking the Region’s Land Needs Assessment, duly account for how Richmond Hill’s exemplary intensification levels would facilitate the designation of the lands around the Gormley GO Station as a MTSA without impacting the ability of the City to meet the Growth Plan’s minimum 50% intensification target;

Carried Unanimously

A Special Richmond Hill Council meeting is being held at 9:30am on Thursday July 23rd. Read the agenda Here. Join meeting Here.


Items of interest include:

  • If Bill 197 passes this week it will allow the following Amendments

  • Council can continue electronic meetings even after the State of Emergency is lifted (as long as the social distancing restrictions are still in place)

  • Will put in place a way to provide a public forum electronically

  • Proxy Voting by Members.  Will allow a Member of Council who is absent from a meeting to appoint another Member to cast a proxy vote on their behalf.

  • Proposed amendments to A Place To Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Proposed Amendment 1

  • Staff is recommending the following:

  • That the Region of York, when allocating the Region’s share of the Growth Plan’s forecast population and jobs to lower tier municipalities, duly account for the considerable growth potential of Richmond Hill afforded by the impending Yonge Subway extension, the completion of the bus rapid transit system along Yonge Street and Highway 7 and Richmond Hill’s GO stations.

  • That the Region of York, when undertaking the Region’s Land Needs Assessment, duly account for how Richmond Hill’s exemplary intensification levels would facilitate the designation of the lands around the Gormley GO Station as a MTSA without impacting the ability of the City to meet the Growth Plan’s minimum 50% intensification target. 

The Growth amendment will come forward to a special York Regional meeting on July 30th with comments to be provided back to the province by July 31st.


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