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October 10, 2017 "D ° Council Meeting Minutes PiCKERiNG October10, 2017 : pm - ouncil Chambers Present: • Mayor Ryan Councillors: K. Ashe • M. Brenner S. Butt I. Cumming B. McLean D. Pickles Also Present: T. Prevedel Chief Administrative Officer P. Bigioni - Director, Corporate Services & City Solicitor M. Carpino - Director, Community Services J. Hagg Fire Chief R. Holborn - Director, Engineering Services S. Karwowski - Director, Finance & Treasurer C. Rose Chief Planner ' D. Shields - City Clerk C. Hodge - Senior Coordinator, Business Development& Marketing • F. Jadoon - Manager, Economic Development & Strategic Projects L. Harker - Deputy Clerk (I) Invocation Mayor Ryan called the meeting to order and led Council in the saying of the Invocation. (II) Disclosure of Interest • There were no disclosures of interest noted. (III) Adoption of Minutes Resolution,#351/17 Moved by Councillor McLean Seconded by Councillor Brenner In,Camera Council Minutes, September 11, 2017 • Council Meeting Minutes, September 11, 2017 1 Cr Council Meeting Minutes PICKE Rl NGOctober 10, 2017 7:00 pm - Council Chambers Executive Committee Minutes, October 2, 2017 Planning & Development Committee Minutes, October 2, 2017 Carried (IV) Presentations 1. Sandy MacDonald, Vice President, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 606, appeared before Council to kick off their annual Remembrance Day Poppy Campaign. Mayor Ryan, Councillors, MP Jennifer O'Connell, a representative from MPP Tracy MacCharles' office, a representative from Durham Police Chief's Office, Fire Chief John Hagg, Regional Chair Roger Anderson, and Tracy Patterson, Rouge Valley Health System, were invited to come forward for the poppy pinning ceremony. 2. Colin Thomson and Clint Scott, Pickering Auxiliary Rescue Association (PARA), appeared before Council to provide an update on activities. Mr. Thomson gave a brief overview of PARA's 50 years of service, and outlined their strategic plan and business plan for 2018-2020 and noted the 2017 community highlights. Mr. Thomson presented plaques to Mayor Ryan, Councillor McLean, Chair, PARA and Fire Chief John Hagg and thanked the City for all of their support. (V) Delegations 1. David Sim, appeared before Council in support of Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Sim noted that he supports the Amazon bid and noted this business would be good for the community. He also noted that he supports an airport in Pickering. 2. Shannon Moore, Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade, appeared before Council in support of Report CAO 03-17. Ms. Moore provided an overview of the board and noted its support of the Amazon bid and an airport in Pickering. Ms. Moore provided the City Clerk with a submission on the matter. 3. Mark Tutton, Dorsay Development Corporation, appeared before Council in support of Report CAO 03-17. He noted that the Report was seeking certainty that the support and infrastructure will be in place to attract.Amazon to Pickering. Mr. Tutton also noted that most of what is farmed in Ontario is industrial operations, and not "food to table". 4. Ted Nickerson, Durham Gateway Partners Inc., appeared before Council in support of Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Nickerson noted that the report contains common objectives (Amazon, airport, enhanced rail transport), and that they are a catalyst for immense Regional prosperity. 2 °oi Council Meeting Minutes PiCKERiNG October10, 2017 : pm - ouncil Chambers 5. David Hogg, 2 Garnett Drive, Ajax, appeared before Council in opposition to Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Hogg noted that the City has a duty to its citizens to examine all potential solutions for this land, and could include opportunities for an urban park or a global climate research facility. He also noted that Amazon's requirement for an airport within 45 minutes is already fulfilled by Pearson Airport. 6. Joanne Brown, 28 Erikson Drive, Whitby, appeared before Council in opposition to Report CAO 03-17. Ms. Brown noted that this report is misguided and out of touch with the needs of the future. As the Federal lands are on Class 1 farmland, she believes Pickering would be doing a disservice to the community by having an airport there, and would like to challenge the City to support food and water security. 7. David Masters, Treasurer, Land Over Landings, appeared before Council in opposition to Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Masters questioned why a potential airport was noted as a requirement within the bid for Amazon, as this need is already met by Pearson Airport. He believes the previous Council decision made in 2016 was in opposition to an airport, and would like to know why the position is now changing. 8. Mike Bode, 1044 Escott Court, Pickering, appeared before Council in opposition to Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Bode also questioned why Council was changing their position on the airport, and noted that without a strong business case, Council shouldn't consider the airport. He expressed his concern with transparency and the lack of information provided to residents regarding this decision. 9. Peter Rodrigues, 750 Whitevale Road, Pickering, appeared before Council in opposition to Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Rodrigues does not believe this decision was well thought out, and that no viable alternatives have been examined. He suggested that Council consider tabling the report or having a recorded vote. 10.Reza Rizvi, 1653 Goldenridge Road, Pickering, appeared before Council in support of Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Rizvi noted that he commutes every day to work and wishes there were employment opportunities for him and all Pickering residents so they didn't have to commute. He also noted that the City's taxes are high and this is due to a lack of commercial taxes, and any new business would help alleviate this. 11.Fareed Ali, 1754 Woodview Avenue, Pickering, appeared before Council in support of Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Ali noted that Amazon would boost the economy in Pickering and provide increased employment, with an emphasis on jobs in the technical sector. 12.Roger Anderson, Regional Chair, Region of Durham, appeared before Council in support of Report CAO 03-17. Mr. Anderson noted that this is a prime location for Amazon and an airport, and that it is useful to get our employment areas ready for investors. He noted that the City of Pickering has the full support of the Region of 3 Council Meeting Minutes P 1 C K E R 1 N GOctober 10, 2017 7:00 pm - Council Chambers Durham, and that not having jobs for our children and making our residents commute to work is unacceptable. The feasibility of a Pickering airport has been determined through studies again and again, and there is a business case. He requested that copies of this Report be forwarded to the Prime Minister, all Boards of Trade in the Region of Durham, and Durham MP's. (VI) Correspondence 1. Corr. 61-17 Ralph Walton, Regional Clerk/Director of Legislative Services Region of Durham 605 Rossland Road East Whitby, ON L1 N 6A3 Resolution #352/17 Moved by Councillor Pickles Seconded by Councillor Butt • That Corr. 61-17 received from Ralph Walton, Regional Clerk/Director of Legislative Services, Region of Durham, of a resolution passed on September 13, 2017 with respect to a request to the Federal and Provincial Governments to delay the implementation of the sale of marijuana, be endorsed. Carried (VII) Committee Reports Report EC 2017-08 of the Executive Committee 1. Fire Chief, Report FIR 01-17 Supply & Delivery of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Equipment -Quotation No. Q-73-2017 Council Decision 1. That Quotation No. Q-73-2017 submitted by Dependable Emergency Vehicles in the amount of$818,885.79 (plus HST) be accepted; 2. That the total project cost of$785,535.79 (plus HST), including the amount of $33,350.00 as credit for used SCBA Equipment purchased from the City of Pickering by Dependable Emergency Vehicles be approved; and 4 C4 Council Meeting Minutes P ICKE RI NGOctober 10, 2017 7:00 pm - Council Chambers 3. That Council authorize the Director, Finance & Treasurer to finance the net project costs of$799,362.00 as follows: a) the internal loan approved in the 2017 Fire Services Capital budget in the amount of$288,000.00 be revised to reflect the increase life of the asset from five years to ten years; b) the sum of $450,000.00 as provided for in the 2017 Fire Services Capital Budget be increased by $61,176.00 to be funded by a transfer from the Third Party Contribution-OPG Reserve Fund; c) the sum of$186.00 from property tax; and d) the Treasurer be authorized to make any changes, adjustments, and revisions to amounts, terms, conditions, or take any actions necessary in order to effect the foregoing; 4. That the appropriate officials of the City of Pickering be authorized to take the necessary actions as indicated in this report. Resolution #353/17 Moved by Councillor Pickles Seconded by Councillor Cumming That Report 2017-08 of the Executive Committee meeting held on October 2, 2017 be adopted. Carried b) Report PD 2017-07 of the Planning & Development Committee 1. Director, City Development & CBO, Report PLN 16-17 Consultant Selection for the Kingston Road Corridor and Specialty Retailing Node Intensification Study Council Decision 1. That the proposal submitted by SvN Architects + Planners Inc., in association with AECOM, and 360 Collective, dated August 1, 2017, to undertake an Intensification Study for the Kingston Road Corridor and Specialty Retailing Node, as Phase 2 of the South Pickering Intensification Study in the amount of $211,078.34 (including HST) be accepted, utilizing the City funding identified for this project in the 5 C4 66 • Council Meeting Minutes P I C K E R I N GOctober 10, 2017 7:00 pm - Council Chambers approved 2017 Current Budget for the City Development Department, Consulting and Professional, Phases 2 & 3 South Pickering Intensification Study (Account 2611.2392.0000); 2. That the total gross project cost of$248,075.00 (HST included), including the RFP amount and contingency costs, and the total net project cost of$223,399.00 (inclusive of HST rebate) be approved; 3. That Council authorize the Director, Finance & Treasurer to finance the net project cost as follows: a) The sum of$60,318.00 as provided for in the 2017 Current Budget Planning & Design to be funded from property taxes; b) The sum of$163,081.00 as provided for in the 2017 Current Budget Planning & Design to be funded by a transfer from the Development Charges Reserve Fund — Growth Studies; 4. That the appropriate City of Pickering staff be authorized to enter into any agreements to give effect hereto; and 5. That the City Clerk forward a copy of Report Number PLN 16-17 to the Region of Durham. Resolution #354/17 Moved by Councillor Pickles Seconded by Councillor Cumming That Report 2017-07 of the Planning & Development Committee meeting held on September 5, 2017, be adopted: Carried (VIII) New and Unfinished Business 1. Chief Administrative Officer, Report CAO 03-17 Bid for Amazon — Investment Attraction and Job Creation Discussion ensued regarding the lack of support and facilities to sustain our changing population, the lack of employment available for the City's residents, and that nearby airports will reach capacity in the coming years. Resolution #355/17 6 °c Council Meeting Minutes PiCKERiNG October10, 2017 : pm - ouncil Chambers Moved by Councillor Brenner, save and except Recommendation 6 of the report Seconded by Councillor Cumming 1. That Report CAO 03-17 detailing the City's interest in submitting the Pickering Innovation Corridor as a candidate for Amazon's second North-American Headquarters be endorsed, and; 2. That staff be directed to work with the Region of Durham's Economic Development Department for the submission of appropriate application information for Amazon's RFP; 3. That Council request that the Federal and Provincial Governments provide financial incentives including land, corporate tax exemptions, education property tax exemption to attract multinational prospects like Amazon, and to compete with other Canadian and American senior level government economic incentives; 4. That Council request VIA Rail Canada and Metrolinx to move forward with identifying, planning and implementing high frequency rail service on the CP Havelock rail corridor, which in turn will help attract key investment to the Pickering Innovation Corridor and the Federal Pickering Lands site; and that the appropriate Environmental Assessment (EA) process for-high frequency rail service on the CP Havelock rail corridor commence no later than September 30, 2018; 5. That the Federal Government be advised that the City of Pickering supports the development of an airport in Pickering, subject to the results identified in the Aviation Sector Analysis — Pickering Airport Study and the appropriate Environmental Assessments; and 6. That a copy of this report be forwarded to the Federal Minister of Transport Canada, Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Office of the Premier of Ontario, Provincial Minister of Economic Development and Growth, Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Ontario, President and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Chair of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, VIA Rail Canada, CEO of Metrolinx, CP Rail, the Prime Minister, Region of Durham Boards of Trade, Durham MP's and the Region of Durham. Carried on a Recorded Vote as Follows Yes No Councillor McLean Councillor Pickles Councillor Ashe Councillor Butt 7 C °v Council Meeting Minutes P 1 C KE R1 1 V V - October. , 2017 7:00 pm Council Cha10mbers Councillor Brenner • Councillor Cumming Mayor Ryan (IX) By-laws 7582/17 Being a by-law to establish Block 78, Plan 40M-2254.and Block 6, Plan 40M- 2597 as public highway. 7583/17 Being a by-law to declare the lands.known as Block 29, Plan 40M-2086 surplus to the needs of the Corporation for the purpose of sale to the adjacent owner. Resolution #356/17, Moved by Councillor Ashe - Seconded by Councillor Pickles That By-law Nos. 7582/17 through 7583/17 be approved. . Carried (X) Confidential Matters • In accordance'with the Procedural By-law 7212/12 and the provisions of the Municipal Act, an In Camera meeting of Council was held prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. Resolution #357/17 Moved by Councillor Pickles Seconded by Councillor Butt That Council move In Camera in that the matters to be discussed relate to personal matters about an identifiable individual, and the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose; a proposedor pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipalityor local board and litigation or potential litigation. Carried General discussion ensued. Refer to the In Camera minutes for further information. [City Clerk has custody and control of the In Camera minutes]. C4 Oi Council Meeting Minutes 13 1 C K E R I N GOctober 10, 2017 7:00 pm - Council Chambers a) Director, Corporate Services & City Solicitor, Confidential Report CAO 04-17 Land Acquisition and Disposal -Pre-2018 Capital Budget Approval -Pickering Innovation Corridor— Seaton Resolution #358/17 Moved by Councillor McLean Seconded by Councillor Brenner That the recommendations considered at the Closed Meeting of Council be approved. Carried Unanimously on a Recorded Vote b) Advisory Boards and Committees Appointments to Pickering Museum Village Advisory Committee Applications were reviewed In Camera in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and personal information was used solely for the purpose of assessing the applicant's qualifications for appointment to the Cultural Advisory Committee. Resolution #359/17 Moved by Councillor Brenner Seconded by Councillor McLean That Mary Paula MacDonald be appointed to the Cultural Advisory Committee for a term ending November 30, 2018. Carried (XI) Other Business Councillor Brenner gave notice that he would be bringing forward a Notice of Motion regarding building new municipal facilities with the potential to achieve zero net energy. (XII) Confirmation By-law By-law Number#7584/17 Councillor McLean, seconded by Councillor Cumming moved for leave to introduce a By-law of the City of Pickering to confirm those proceedings of October 10, 2017. Carried 9 Council Meeting Minutes 1- 1 C K E D 1 1 V - October 10, 2017 7:00 pm Council Chambers (XIII) Adjournment Moved by Councillor Butt Seconded by Councillor Pickles That the meeting be adjourned at 9:20 pm. Carried Dated this 10th day of October, 2017. _ � r .� -- 144 _ 4 - .i r David = • or - 4 1 ¢ F Debbie Shields f City Clerk • 10 : .