3 highlights from Newmarket council include presentation from Indigenous leader, concerns with provincial legislation
'New legislation limits the opportunity for staff to adequately review development applications,' town says
July 4, 2022
Want to know the latest coming out of Newmarket council?
Here are three highlights, according to the town:
- As part of its commitment to the Indigenous community, council listened to an educational presentation from Kim Wheatley, an Anishinaabe Ojibway grandmother from Shawanaga First Nation Reserve, to recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21.
- As required by new provincial legislation, known as Bill 109 or the More Homes for Everyone Act, council voted to dissolve its site plan review committee. Council continues to express its concern over this new legislation, which requires the town to approve site plan applications within 60 days, or begin refunding planning fees to the applicant. This new legislation limits the opportunity for staff to adequately review development applications, as well as for residents to be informed about the development.
- Council hosted the Newmarket Hydro Holdings Inc. annual general meeting and received a presentation from CEOs at Newmarket-Tay Power (NT Power) and Envi Networks on the past year and future plans, which they said includes more customer-centric initiatives and fibre network expansion.