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Recap: Council Meeting May 24

Richmond Hill Council Meeting Wednesday May 24, 2023 at 10am


All agenda items were approved unanimously by council

 

All agenda items from the Committee of the Whole are moved to this Council meeting.

 

Agenda Items Include:

11.2 SRPI.23.057 - Request for Comments - Site Plan Application - Montagna Capital (BT) Inc. - 1577 to 1621 Major Mackenzie Drive East

The applicant is seeking approval of its Site Plan application to permit a medium density residential development which is to be comprised of 150 stacked back-to-back townhouse dwelling units.

That the subject lands be classified as a Class 4 Area as defined by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks in its to address Stationary Noise. (noise from the Ministry of Transportation Road Maintenance Depot located to the northeast of the subject lands)

  • A “Class 4 Area” classification would allow for development and intensification in areas impacted by existing stationary noise sources that have higher sound level limits than Class 1, 2 and 3 Areas, typically associated with residential areas.

  • Engineering staff has advised that they are in agreement with the conclusions of the Study indicating no objections to the Class 4 Area classification request

  • View report here

11.3 SRPI.23.064 - Bayview Avenue - 16th Avenue to Highway 7 Streetscape Corner Enhancements

To seek Council’s endorsement of the streetscape enhancement design proposed at Bayview Avenue, 16th Avenue to Highway 7, and to direct staff to proceed with York Region’s Municipal Streetscape Partnership Program (MSPP) application for the cost sharing of the enhancement work.


11.5 SRCFS.23.017 - 2023 Final Levy By-Law and Tax Rates

The purpose of this report is to adopt tax rates for the 2023 tax levies and to authorize the billing and collection of taxes, special assessments and fees. This report also sets the tax installment due dates for both residential and non-residential properties.

12.1 Member Motion - Mayor West - Government of Ontario to Expedite Regulations Affecting Housing Supply Crisis

That Richmond Hill Council requests the province to expedite the regulatory procedures on governance, finance, planning and building policies as soon as possible so that municipalities have some certainty and ability to meet their housing targets and solve the housing supply crisis.

12.2 Member Motion - Mayor West - Funding for Increased Data Capacity

That Richmond Hill Council request the province provide funding for municipalities, in particular those with housing targets assigned, to increase capacity in data management, collaboration and sharing and that the province work with staff in each municipality to develop an open and transparent data sharing mode.

 

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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. on the day prior to the meeting. Comments submitted will be provided to all Members of Council, considered as public information and noted in the public record.


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