What's Important at the next Richmond Hill Council Meeting?

Next Council Meeting is on Wednesday November 25th at 9:30am.

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Items of Interest include:

- Council Priorities to 2022

- Development of Single-Use Plastics Reduction Strategy

- Recycling at Super Mailboxes

  • The City currently provides weekly collection services to the existing recycling containers installed at 210 super mailbox locations in areas that had ongoing issues with littering

  • Staff recommends that the City no longer accept new requests for installation of recycling containers at additional super mailbox locations primarily due to cost ($1200 for each location) and contamination issues (i.e. masks and dog poop)

  • Another consideration to not install new containers is that the Province has announced that over the next 5 years it will transition the responsibility and cost for Ontario’s Blue Box program from municipalities to producers of the products and packaging. The hope is that this will also include collection from municipal recycling containers like the ones at super mailboxes.

- Proposed Climate Change Framework

  • In June 2018 the previous Council initiated the ‘Resilient Richmond Hill’ program and the development of a corporate Climate Change Framework and a Community Energy & Emissions Plan (CEEP). View the draft framework here

  • Many of the actions identified require little or no cost, since they are dependent on incorporating climate change as a consideration and thinking differently about the work. Other actions that may require investment will be considered through the City’s normal budgeting processes through the review and approval of specific business cases.

- Road Watch App (Addendum)

  • At the October 28, 2020 Council Meeting, a Member Motion was made by Councillor Carmine Perrelli to the support funding ($25,000) and implementation of a proposed Road Watch mobile app

  • The staff report states that York Regional Police supports Road Watch and Road Watch Committee efforts but will not support the proposed app because submissions are currently made through YRP’s Road Watch webpage, which is optimized for mobile use. Promotion of a separate app risks diluting YRP’s key messaging about how to report an incident.

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