Town Council Meeting October 10 – Summary

Commercial & Residential Parking:
Public Consultation Status Update

Staff provided Council with a status update on the recent public consultation initiatives which included a public information centre (PIC) and online survey for commercial and residential parking at Tuesday’s meeting.

Key issues that were discussed with residents during the recent consultations included:

  • Daytime On-Street Parking;
  • Overnight On-Street Parking;
  • Weekend and Holiday Parking;
  • Parking during Special Events;
  • Parking in municipal public parking lots and facility parking lots;
  • Road Maintenance Activities;
  • Access for emergency response vehicles;
  • Neighbourhood relationship issues; and
  • Enforcement.

To read a full synopsis of comments received, view the report here.

A key element of the public consultation was the online Parking Survey which was developed by Town Staff and made available on the Town’s website for a period of 30 days. The survey asked questions about parking needs and experiences.

The survey received 708 responses. To read the survey results, click here.

Status Update on the Main Street Access & Parking Plan Recommendations

Staff provided Council with a report on Tuesday considering the Downtown Stouffville Working Group’s (DSWG) recommendations regarding Main Street reconstruction. 

Below is a list of the DSWG’s recommendations:

  1. Open Edward Street to Millard Street;
  2. Extend the Central Passage Trail to 6240 Main Street;
  3. Expand parking at 6240 Main Street as soon as possible;
  4. Re-Locate Stouffville Lawn Bowling as soon as possible;
  5. Expand parking lot at Park Drive & Main Street;
  6. Consider extending Commercial Street and Somerville Street to Park Drive; and
  7. Formalize Activity Nodes.

Council directed staff to report back about their opinions on the feasibility of the recommendations.

To read the full description of recommendations from DSWG and staff’s considerations, view the report here

2017 Grants and Donations

Council on Tuesday considered the Special Events Advisory Commitee’s (SEAC) recommendations for the 2017 Grants and Donations in-kind requests, second intake period. Read the full report here.

The SEAC met on September 12, 2017 to review the grant and donation applications. They reviewed each application and the comments, suggestions and recommendations from the SEAC are included in the Minutes of the meeting found here.

Below is the list of organizations that requested funding and Council’s decision:

  1. Whistle Community Radio: Council declined the donation request of $7,500 and directed Whistle Radio to form a partnership with the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville which would include the production of a new radio show.
  2. Whitchurch-Stouffville Studio Tour: Council approved the donation request of $750.
  3. Whitchurch-Stouffville Student Music Scholarship: Council approved the donation request of $500.
  4. Shadowpath Theatre Production: Council declined the donation request of $9,000 cash as it couldn’t be accommodated by the Town’s budget.
  5. Stouffville Golden Years Club: Council approved the donation request of $400.
  6. Stouffville Igoma Partnership: Council approved the donation request of $1,000 plus an additional $1,000.
  7. Young Life of Canada: Council approved the donation request of $5,000.
  8. Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor’s Community Fund – Stouffville Santa Claus Parade: Council approved $5,000 out of the $10,000 requested.

Dedicated Pickleball Facility Update

Council on Tuesday received the update on the proposed pickleball facility.

The proposed location is on the north-west corner of the Ballantrae Park site. Council directed staff to include this recommendation in the 2017 Leisure and Community Services Master Plan. 

Read the full report here.

“No Stopping” Restriction Signs Modified

Council on Tuesday approved the modified “no stopping” restriction time period on both sides of Greenwood Road from Forsyth Farm Drive south to a point of 180 metres to Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 8:15 am and 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm.

Council also approved the modification of the description of the “no stopping” restriction location on both sides of Millard Street from Greenwood Road to Linden Lane to Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Read the full report here

Motorfest Car Show Cheque Presentation

Motorfest Car Show kicked off Tuesday night’s Council meeting with cheque presentations to the beneficiaries of the show held on September 9th.

The recipients included (below, from left to right): East Ridge Church, Stouffville Legion, Boy Scouts Stouffville and Stouffville Food Bank.

And the Award Goes to…

Dominion Voting Systems

Council on Tuesday approved the contract award to Dominion Voting Systems for the leasing of optical scan vote tabulators for for the 2018 Municipal Election. 

Currie Truck
Centre

Council on Tuesday approved the contract award to Currie Truck Centre for the supply and delivery of  Tandem Axle Plow Unit.

GHD

Council on Tuesday approved the contract award to GHD for the Asset Management Plan.

Royal Building Cleaning

Council on Tuesday approved the award to Royal Building Cleaning Ltd. for janitorial cleaning services.
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