Next Council Meeting is on Wednesday November 25th at 9:30am.
Items of Interest include:
This was based on the results of the Strategic Plan exercise that the City recently undertook which included the resident survey.
You may recall the unprofessional behaviour by certain council members during this planning process.
The development of this strategy is a result of a Member Motion made by Councillor David West at the May 28, 2019 Council meeting
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.
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.