Newmarket Council Meeting

Newmarket Council Meeting on October 24, 2016
Here’s what happened!

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Ward 5 Councillor

Newly elected Ward 5 Councillor Bob Kwapis took his declaration of office. Newmarket Council and Staff welcomed Councillor Kwapis to his role.

Metrolinx Mulock GO Station Update

Staff have been involved with the Metrolinx Regional Express Rail (RER) project for over a year. As part of this project, staff have been advocating for: (i) the extension of enhanced GO Train service from Aurora to Newmarket; (ii) the construction of a future GO Station at Mulock; (iii) the completion of a Mobility Hub Study for existing Newmarket GO Station; and (iv) the determination of appropriate measures to mitigate potential community impacts (i.e. train whistles). Following this announcement, Metrolinx requested that the Town provide a Council resolution that commits the Town to the following: Learn more...

2017 Budget - Revised Schedule

Council has approved a revised timetable in order to provide more time for the preparation of the 2017 budget. The proposed date for Council adoption of the Operating and Capital Budgets has moved from December 12, 2016 to February 13, 2017. The revised schedule will not affect the approval of fees and charges. The Council direction for the 2017 budget process remains the same - that Council set a tax levy increase target of no more than 2.2 per cent (Town portion), plus not greater than a 0.6 per cent for the infrastructure levy or an overall Town increase of not greater than 2.8 per cent. Learn more...


Public Input Opportunity: Artificial Turf Sports Field

The Town of Newmarket, in partnership with the York Region District School Board, have identified an opportunity to provide an artificial turf sports field at Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School to open in the fall of 2017, as recommended in our Recreation Playbook which has already been passed by Newmarket Council. Newmarket is inviting residents to get involved and provide their feedback by attending the Artificial Turf Sports Field Public Information Centre on November 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School (135 Bristol Road) inside the Cafeteria.  


Public Information Centre: Bike Lanes on Woodspring Avenue

On Wednesday, November 9 residents are invited to attend a Public Information Centre (PIC) in Council Chambers Municipal Offices (395 Municipal Drive) from 7 to 9 p.m. to learn more about the Woodspring Avenue bicycle lanes, one of the Town’s first cycling infrastructure projects, and the alternative options available for these lanes.  Learn more...

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:  Learn more...

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Safety Tips for a Sweet Halloween

With the spookiest holiday of the year quickly approaching, Safety Cone Sam reminds families to keep the following safety tips in mind this Halloween.   Learn more...


Minutes for the Town of Newmarket Council Meetings, outlining Council decisions, is available under Agendas, Minutes and Meetings on the Town of Newmarket website. For more information or to view the reports, visit

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