Richmond Hill Committee of the Whole Meeting Wednesday June 7, 2023 at 10am
Agenda Items Include:
11.1 SRCM.23.008 – Request for Direction – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications – Gates of Bayview Inc. – 0 Oneida Crescent
To request direction regarding revised Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to permit a high density residential development to be comprised of four apartment buildings and one amenity building.
Staff recommend that the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) be advised that Council supports the revised development proposal as outlined in Report SRCM.23.008.
City staff have maintained ongoing communications with the applicant to encourage a further revised development proposal that would be well-designed, in keeping with the City’s Official Plan, and conform to the Secondary Plan. In April 2023, staff received the revised development proposal that brings the development in conformity with the Secondary Plan as adopted.
11.2 SRCFS.23.028 – Public Conduct and Complaints Policy
The Ontario Ombudsman recommends that municipalities adopt policies regarding the conduct of members of the public, and how municipalities will address complaints from the public.
Staff recommend that Council adopts the proposed Public Conduct and Complaints Policy in response to this recommendation.
11.5 SRCS.23.11 – 2023 Community and Cultural Grant Program
Staff’s analysis of the 2023 Community and Cultural Grant Program applications and recommendations for approval by Council.
The Community and Cultural Program Grant Budget is $65,000. Based on review of the 49 applications received, the review committee is recommending that 17 of the 49 applications receive funding with the total value of $64,640.
11.6 SRCS.23.14 - Sign By-law Amendments for Digital Displays, Highway and Election Signs
Review of Digital Signs, Election Signs and Highway Signs was initiated in December 2022. View Staff reports here
Proposed Election Sign Amendments
A portable sign
Only located on private property with owner permission (erection of signs on City property including parks and boulevards is not permitted)
Be no larger than 0.36 metres squared in sign area,
Not exceed one sign per candidate per property
Note: Provincial, or Federal legislation may take precedence of the City’s Sign By-law in regulation of provincial and federal election signs.
Proposed Highway and Billboard Sign Amendments
Considering the community feedback, it is not recommend that billboard signs be permitted to the by-law at this time.
It is proposed that Highway Signs can be internally or externally lit and contain Digital Display components in conformity with already established regulations within the Sign By-law, provided there is no residentially-zoned property between the sign and the highway.
It is recommended that the Sign By-law be amended to recognize that highway signs are regulated by the province.
11.9 SRPI.23.055 - City of Richmond Hill 2023 State of Infrastructure Report
The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the status of the City’s assets
through the attached 2023 State of Infrastructure Report. It underscores the importance of continued investments that will be required to maintain the City’s growing inventory of assets in a state of good repair and manage the existing backlog of infrastructure needs.
The City’s updated asset information, along with the previously identified backlog of infrastructure needs and the growth in asset inventories over time, will require additional funding, which will be further identified through the development of capital projects for the 2024 Capital Budget.
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