Thursday, 24 November 2016

UPDATED: Our Heritage, Our Historic Main Street, and Our Clock Tower

Main St. Newmarket On.

My letter to Chris Simon journalist with the Newmarket Era.

My position on the Clock Tower development is three stories and no more than four stories as long as it works with the landscape, heritage look and style and we focus on preserving the existing buildings.  At the end of the day we have a Heritage Conservation Plan and Bylaw, we have many opinions and concerns submitted by residents and reports from staff to help guide us. 

I received many emails, and phone calls, along with one on one discussion with our community.  The same concerns were echoed around our heritage, protecting main street, parking and traffic all very valid a real concerns.  



New Jersey
I spent some time visiting other main streets and took my research outside Newmarket to other towns.  Some facing development now,  some already through the process and some wishing they were developing. I spoke to a Main Street Board in Baltimore who was fighting tearing down some historical buildings because they could not maintain them.  They felt their government were giving up.   I spoke to a family who lives in New Jersey dealing with a almost completely divided main street with half wanting to keep  status quo and the other wanting high rise.  
We are not alone. 

Baltimore

I want to shorten the time this sits vacant and protect the heritage of Main Street and I believe providing clear direction for our vision of Main Street is the best way to do that.  

We will hear from Mr. Bob Forrest from the Forrest Group and from our Senior planner on Monday November 28.
178-180 Main Street

Item 3 PowerPoint Presentation by Mr. Bob Forrest, Forrest Group regarding the Main Street Clock Inc. re-development application and item 26  The Senior Planner - Community Planning to provide a PowerPoint presentation overview of Development and Infrastructure Services - Planning and Building Services Report 2016-25 along with several deputations will be heard at 7pm.

I want to thank our community for reaching out and being engaged in our town.  After all a great town like Newmarket with great neighborhoods and award winning streets cannot happen without strong residents and people who care.

To view the staff report and Chris Simon`s article follow these links.

http://www.newmarket.ca/TownGovernment/Pages/Council%20Meetings/Agendas,-Minutes-and-Meetings.aspx

http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/6981216-several-newmarket-councillors-say-they-ll-oppose-new-clock-tower-proposal/

By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve results for Ward 6 and Newmarket together.










Kelly Broome
Councillor Ward-6
Newmarket, ON
Mobile: 905-716-1756
Email: kelly@kellybroome.ca
Web: www.kellybroome.ca


RESULTS FOR WARD 6 - TOGETHER

Monday, 21 November 2016

Monday November 21 2016 Public Hearing Urban Centres Zoning By-law and Parking Standard Background Study

Committee of the Whole Monday November 21 2016 Public Hearing Urban Centres Zoning By-law and Parking Standard Background Study

Links


Committee of the Whole and Council work shops can be viewed here

Here is the live stream link  

Council meetings can be viewed here..

Live stream link

Rogers link 

By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve results for Ward 6 together.

















Kelly Broome
Councillor Ward-6
Newmarket, ON
Mobile: 905-716-1756
Email: kelly@kellybroome.ca
Web: www.kellybroome.ca


RESULTS FOR WARD 6 - TOGETHER





Town of Newmarket - November 21 2016 Council Workshop



November 21 2016 Council Workshop

Mr. Dean Rurak of Yaku Consulting addressing council today with a presentation regarding the draft Asset Management Strategy Summary.  Http://www.yaku.ca

Sometimes municipal governments in Canada can struggle with how to maintain, fix or replace aging infrastructure. An Asset Management Strategy will help guide and identify priorities to sustainable asset management. 

1  What do we have?

2  What is it worth? 

3  What condition is it in? 

4  What do we need to do to it?

5  When do we need to do it? 

6  How much will it cost?

Following this presentation Director of Financial Services Mike Mayes will Present 2017 Budget Financial Sustainability Pillars.


Links. 
Committee of the Whole and Council work shops can be viewed here

Here is the live stream link  http://www.newmarket.ca/TownGovernment/Pages/Council%20Meetings/Agendas,-Minutes-and-Meetings.aspx

 

Council meetings can be viewed here..


 live stream link

  http://www.newmarket.ca/TownGovernment/Pages/Council%20Meetings/Agendas,-Minutes-and-Meetings.aspx

 

Rogers link   http://rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=70&sid=3183

By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve results for Ward 6 together.










Kelly Broome
Councillor Ward-6
Newmarket, ON
Mobile: 905-716-1756
Email: kelly@kellybroomeplumley.ca
Web: www.kellybroome.ca


RESULTS FOR WARD 6 - TOGETHER









 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Newmarket Council Meeting on November 14, 2016 ... Here’s what happened!


(I am sharing the information contained in this article from the  November 15 edition of 'Newmarket Now!' Send your feedback or suggestions for future editions by sending comments to communications@newmarket.ca)


Here’s what happened at the Council Meeting on 

November 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.:


Yonge Street and Davis Drive Streetscape Master Plan 


Newmarket Council adopted the Yonge Street and Davis Drive Streetscape Masterplan (SMP). The SMP ensures a coordinated streetscape vision for portions of Yonge Street and Davis Drive areas that are outside of the vivaNext rapidway. 

The SMP illustrates vibrant, green and active corridors where key design objectives include varied streetscape typologies, proposed hard and soft-surface materials, low impact design, and other context sensitive considerations. The SMP also includes an implementation strategy and estimated capital, operational and maintenance costs to carry out the plan. All future streetscape improvements, as noted in the SMP, will be subject to future budget approvals by Newmarket Council. 

Old Town Hall Public Art Installation

Newmarket Council authorized the installation of a public art piece at the north-east corner of Newmarket’s Old Town Hall. This public art piece installation is part of a number of cultural initiatives identified in Newmarket’s Cultural Master Plan. 

The theme of the public art piece is ‘time’. The art piece will pay tribute to various ways in which people have spent their time at Old Town Hall over the last 100 plus years. This art piece will also reflect the attitudes and values around the community, such as unity and celebration. 

The public art piece will have an open-call to artists in December 2016, with submission dates in January 2017, jury selection by mid-January, jury evaluation by mid-February, a public vote in mid-March, production in the spring of 2017 and then an official unveiling when the art piece is completed. 

Site Alteration By-law to replace current Cut Fill By-law 1998-110
Newmarket Council adopted the Site Alteration By-law, which will replace the current Cut Fill By-law 1998-110. 

Previously, the Cut Fill By-law 1998-110 was implemented to help regulate the placing and dumping of fill in Newmarket. However, as Newmarket continues to grow and changes to landscape occur, adjustments to the Cut Fill By-law were needed to minimize impacts to our community caused by natural resources from construction site erosion and post-construction stormwater runoff. 

Minutes for the Town of Newmarket Council Meetings, outlining Council decisions, is available under newmarket.ca/meetings 

Agendas, Minutes and Meetings on the Town of Newmarket website. For more information or to view the reports, visit newmarket.ca

 Save the date! Mark these events in your calendar:




Gallery of Festive Trees Saturday, November 18 to Saturday, December 31:  For more information call 905-953-5314, email: elmanmuseum@rogers.com or visit newmarket.ca/museum.

Discovery and Adventure Night Tuesday, November 29: Please see newmarket.ca/events for more information.

Winter Wonderland Friday, December 2 to Sunday, January 8:  ​Visit newmarket.ca/events for more information.  

Cocoa and Cookies with Santa Saturday, December 3: For more information call 905-953-5314, email elmanmuseum@rogers.com or visit us at newmarket.ca/museum


The Town is considering a stormwater charge for 2017

The Town is considering a stormwater charge for 2017. What does this mean for residents? If approved, current amounts for stormwater will be removed from your property tax and water and wastewater bills and put towards the stormwater charge. It is like opening a separate savings account and putting funds dedicated to stormwater in there to make sure the Town has enough money in the future for stormwater management improvements.

Stormwater management services will help reduce the negative effects of stormwater has on our environment and lower the risks of flooding that can damage your property.

If you have any questions about the stormwater charge, please email Kevin Yaraskavitch at kyaraskavitch@newmarket.ca. If you would like to make a deputation at the upcoming Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Municipal Offices, please call the Town’s Legislative Service department at 905-895-5193 by Thursday, November 24. For more information, visit newmarket.ca/stormwatercharge 


Public Meeting Notice concerning a proposed zoning by-law amendment

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Newmarket will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Offices, 395 Mulock Drive, to consider a proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P. 13 as amended.  A map showing the affected lands is provided below:


The Town’s comprehensive Zoning By-law 2010-40 regulates the required number of parking spaces for residential and non-residential uses in all areas of the Town. The Town is considering amending these provisions as they relate specifically to the areas of the Yonge Street and Davis Drive corridors as shown in the above map in order to encourage greater usage of transit in these areas, as well as assist in their redevelopment and intensification. The Town will be seeking input on how to change the provisions to best achieve these goals.

The purpose of the Public Meeting is to provide information to the public and to receive comments from the public in a formal manner.  Any person may attend the Public Meeting to make written or verbal representation relating to the proposed Zoning By-law amendment. If you wish to use the Town’s audio/visual system, please contact the Clerk’s Office no later than noon on the day of the Public Meeting to make the appropriate arrangements. Should you be unable to attend the Public Meeting, your written submission will be received up to the time of the meeting.

Any person wishing for further information relating to the proposed Zoning By-law amendment or on how to obtain a copy of this notice should contact the Planning department.

(planning@newmarket.ca) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Municipal Offices,395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket.

Town of Newmarket announces National Play Competition

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Town of Newmarket is launching a National 10-Minute Play Festival, celebrating the diverse voices and multiple identities within our country.

The Newmarket National 10-Minute Play Festival will feature 24 original, 10-minute plays that will be packaged into four pods of six shows at Newmarket’s newly renovated Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) and the Town’s main stage, Newmarket Theatre (505 Pickering Crescent). Dates for the inaugural festival will be Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017. Original play submissions will be welcomed from across the country, and cash awards will be presented to the top three plays submitted.

Ten-minute plays are not sketches, they demand fully realized characters that make us laugh and cry and stories that touch the core of our being. The challenge for the playwright is to create a world in 600 seconds that keeps each audience member fully committed to the story being told. For more information on the Newmarket National 10-Minute Play Festival, play submissions, auditions, volunteering and more, visit newmarket.ca or call 905-953-5106.

Newmarket’s Historic Main Street a winner in Great Places in Canada contest


On November 8, in recognition of World Town Planning Day, the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) announced the winners of its annual Great Places in Canada contest in the categories of Great Street, Great Neighbourhood and Great Public Space. Newmarket’s Historic Main Street – which was nominated by Town of Newmarket Planning staff this past summer – was named People’s Choice winner in the Great Street category.

In August, CIP invited Canadians to nominate a place in their community for the contest. The panel of jurors reviewed the 37 Great Place submissions from across Canada against criteria of planning best practices. They selected Water Street in St. Andrews, New Brunswick as the winner of Great Street, Woodfield in London, Ontario as the winner of Great Neighbourhood and St. Patrick’s Island in Calgary, Alberta as the winner of Great Public Space.

The second element of the competition asked Canadians to share their thoughts and saw more than 30,000 votes cast from people across the country. Based on popular vote, Newmarket’s Historic Main Street was recognized as the People’s Choice Street, Downtown Antigonish in Nova Scotia was named the People’s Choice Neighbourhood and Rothesay Common in New Brunswick was recognized as the People’s Choice Public Space.

The Town of Newmarket extends its thanks, as without the communities' participation in the Great Places in Canada contest none of this would have been possible! 

Town of Newmarket's 2017 Operating Budget

The Town of Newmarket's 2017 Operating Budget is underway! 
Residents are encouraged to participate in the 2017 Budget Process by getting involved! 
There are many ways you can do that.

1,  Call 905-895-5193 to speak to someone directly. 
2.  Email your comments and feedback to finance@newmarket.ca
3.  Review the below budget schedule and note the dates of public meetings in your calendar.
4.  Play Phase I of  our 2017 Budget Game: Put Your Money Where it Matters 

Below is a list of meetings related to the 2017 Operating Budget to take note of: 

Council Workshop on the Financial Sustainability
​November 21
​Committee of the Wh​ole - Fees and charges
​November 28
​Special Committee of the Whole - Preliminary draft budget
​December 5
​Council approval of remaining fees and charges
​December 5  
​Draft budget information available to public and on website
​December 12  
   
​For more information, visit newmarket.ca/2017Budget


Upcoming Council Meetings:

November  21:  Council Workshop - 2017 Operating Budget at 1:30 p.m. (395 Mulock Drive).
November 21: Committee of the Whole - Public Planning Session: Urban centres parking requirements proposed zoning by-law amendment at 7 p.m. (395 Mulock Drive). 
November 28: Committee of the Whole at 1:30 p.m (395 Mulock Drive).
November 28: Committee of the Whole (Clock Tower Application) at 7 p.m. (395 Mulock Drive).
November 29: Joint Central York Fire Services at 9:30 a.m. (395 Mulock Drive). 
December 5: Special Committee of the Whole - Preliminary 2017 Budget at 10 a.m. (395 Mulock Drive). 
December 5: Special Committee of the Whole - N6 Waste Contract at 1:30 p.m. (395 Mulock Drive). 
December 5: Council at  7 p.m. at the Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive).

For a full list of Newmarket meetings, visit newmarket.ca/meetings
By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve results for Ward 6 together.











Kelly Broome
Councillor Ward-6
Newmarket, ON
Mobile: 905-716-1756
Email: kelly@kellybroomeplumley.ca
Web: www.kellybroome.ca


RESULTS FOR WARD 6 - TOGETHER


Friday, 11 November 2016

Newmarket Veterans Association hosts annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at Newmarket Cemetery

I watched with honour among members of Newmarket's air and sea cadet corps as they stood guard at the Newmarket Cemetery Cenotaph during the Newmarket Veterans’ Association Remembrance Day Service Friday. Nov. 11, 2016

We pause in silence for the men and women that served, and continue to serve, our country.  On November 11th hundreds of people attended the Remembrance Day service at the Newmarket Cemetery Veterans Plot followed by a luncheon at the Newmarket Veterans Association.

It was so nice to see so many young people from different schools in attendance.  I often remind our youth today to make Remembrance Day more then something you feel.  Make it something you do.


Kelly Broome
Councillor Ward-6
Newmarket, ON
Mobile: 905-716-1756
Email: kelly@kellybroomeplumley.ca
Web: www.kellybroome.ca

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Our Historic Main Street has won the Canadian Institute of Planners Great Places in Canada contest!






Historic Main Street

Newmarket, Ontario


PEOPLE'S CHOICE: BEST Street

The Canadian Institute of Planners recognizes the contributions of planners by celebrating their lasting impressions on Canadian communities through the Great Places in Canada contest.
This national contest invites the public to nominate and vote for a great street, public space, or neighborhood.
What do you see in this space? How do people in the community enjoy it?
  • Dating to 1801, the Town grew as a market town
  • Newmarket established its own Main Street as opposed to developing along Yonge Street. The development of a separate Main Street allowed the heart of the community to grow in a more serene and peaceful setting
  • Historic Main Street is bookended by Davis Drive in the north and Water Street in the south...Learn more...

#GreatStreet #Winner #PowerOfPlanning  #GreatPlaces 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Royal Canadian Legion Newmarket Remembrance Day Parade ... November 6 2016. Newmarket Ontario






   Thank you to the Royal Canadian Legion Newmarket, all the participants, volunteers and members of our community for coming out to enjoy the Parade.  

Very proud of my family for joining me and participating in the Royal Canadian Legion (Newmarket) Remembrance Day Parade.

#lestweforget #remembranceday #respect #veterans  #newmarket