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BIA Boards of Management – Additions. 1. STAFF REPORT. ACTION REQUIRED. Business Improvement Area (BIA) Boards of Management -. Additions. Date: October 16, 2013. To: North York Community Council. From: Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture. Wards: 8 and 9. Reference.
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STAFF REPORT ACTION REQUIRED Business Improvement Area (BIA) Boards of Management Additions Date:

October 16, 2013

To:

North York Community Council

From:

Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture

Wards:

8 and 9

Reference Number:

SUMMARY The purpose of this report is to recommend that the North York Community Council establish Boards of Management for the Dufferin-Finch and Wilson-Keele Business Improvement Areas (BIA), and appoint members to these newly established Boards. The North York Community Council has delegated authority to establish new BIA Boards of Management and make final decisions regarding member appointments.

RECOMMENDATIONS The Acting Director, Business Services, Economic Development and Culture, recommends that North York Community Council: 1.

Establish a Board of Management for the Dufferin-Finch BIA in accordance with Attachment No. 1 to this report, and appoint the members listed in Attachment No. 2 to this report to the Dufferin-Finch BIA Board of Management

2.

Establish a Board of Management for the Wilson-Keele BIA in accordance with Attachment No. 1 to this report, and appoint the members listed in Attachment No. 2 to this report to the Wilson-Keele BIA Board of Management

3.

Confirm that under Council's Public Appointments Policy, these Board members are appointed at the pleasure of Community Council, and Community Council retains the right to replace any appointed member at any time and for any reason; and

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Direct that Schedule A of the Municipal Code Chapter 19, Business Improvement Areas, be amended to add the new Dufferin-Finch and Wilson-Keele BIAs and to reflect the number of members and the number of members required for quorum for the respective Boards of Management.

Financial Impact There are no financial implications resulting from the adoption of this report.

DECISION HISTORY At its meeting of July 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2013, Toronto City Council designated Dufferin-Finch as a Business Improvement Area (BIA) by By-law No. 1058-2013. http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.ED23.7 At its meeting of October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2013, Toronto City Council designated Wilson-Keele as a Business Improvement Area (BIA) by By-law No. 1299-2013. http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.ED24.7

ISSUE BACKGROUND From time to time, it is necessary to establish new BIA Boards of Management, remove BIA Board of Management members, add new members to fill vacant positions, revise the size of BIA Boards of Management, or the number required for quorum as set out in Chapter 19 of the City of Toronto Municipal Code. Attachment No. 1 of this report sets out amendments to Schedule "A", Chapter 19 of the Municipal Code establishing the number of members and the number required for quorum of the Dufferin-Finch and Wilson-Keele BIA Boards of Management. The list of Board nominees is included in Attachment No. 2.

COMMENTS It is recommended that North York Community Council establish a Board of Management for the Dufferin-Finch BIA consisting of 12 members, including one Councillor with a quorum of 5. It is recommended that North York Community Council establish a Board of Management for the Wilson-Keele BIA consisting of 15 members, including one Councillor with a quorum of 7.

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CONTACT Ron Nash Economic Partnership Advisor, BIA Office Economic Development and Culture Telephone: 416-392-7354 Fax: 416-392-1380 Email: [email protected]

SIGNATURE

George Spezza, Acting Director, Business Services Economic Development and Culture

ATTACHMENT Attachment No. 1: Numbers of Members, Councillors and Quorum for t