What's coming up at the April 14th Richmond Hill Council Meeting

Next meeting Wednesday April 14th at 9:30am

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Items of Interest Include:






Member Motion - Councillor Muench - Review of Farming and Agriculture in Richmond Hill in response to the province's Consultation on Growing the Size of the Greenbelt.

  • The motion seeks to request that the Province study the re-designation of Oak Ridges Moraine Countryside lands around and including the Gormley GO Station MTSA;

  • That the Province study the re-designation of Oak Ridges Moraine Countryside lands to Oak Ridges Moraine Settlement Area and where appropriate Natural Linkage and/or Natural Core

  • Ask the Province of Ontario to assist wherever possible to link designations and consider collaborative approaches including creating a provincial park to create a linear park system within the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt.

Member Motion - Acting Mayor DiPaola - Fundraising and Sponsorship for Council Community Events

  • A 2018 Compliance Audit was completed by Brook Laker and Associates and it was recommended that a policy for Council Members’ events be developed for the beginning of the 2018-2022 term of Council, to be consistent with the Members of Council Expense Policy and include direction on eligible expenditures, appropriate signing and approval authorities, and regular on-line reporting on the City’s website

  • Council considered a report from staff on December 11, 2018 which provided a proposed Member of Council Community Event Policy to address this direction but Council only received report meaning that the policy was not enacted

  • If approved this motion will place a moratorium on all Council fundraising and sponsorship for Council Community Events and freeze current funds held by the City for this purpose and staff will be directed to report back in the fall of 2021 with a policy that addresses fundraising and sponsorship by Council members for Council events and the use of these funds for Council’s consideration.

See below if you want to make or submit any comments regarding the agenda items.

Public Comments: The public may submit written correspondence regarding agenda matters by email to clerks@richmondhill.ca. Written correspondence must be submitted by 12 p.m. Tuesday April 13th.


Electronic Delegations: The public may apply to appear as an electronic delegation by video conference or by telephone. Applications to appear as an electronic delegation must be submitted by 12 p.m. Tuesday April 13th by email to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by using the on-line form. The Office of the Clerk will provide instructions on appearing as an electronic 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. Tuesday April 13th by email to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by using the on-line form. Public Forum will be by video conference via the internet or telephone only. A maximum of five persons will be allowed to register for the Public Forum on a first come first serve basis.