Town of Oakville

Council Minutes

Meeting #:
Council Chamber
Mayor and Council:
  • Mayor Burton
  • Councillor Adams
  • Councillor Chisholm
  • Councillor Elgar
  • Councillor Grant
  • Councillor Haslett-Theall
  • Councillor Knoll
  • Councillor Lishchyna
  • Councillor Longo
  • Councillor McNeice
  • Councillor Nanda
  • Councillor O'Meara
  • Councillor Xie
  • Councillor Duddeck
  • Councillor Gittings
  • J. Clohecy, Chief Administrative Officer
  • N. Sully, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Treasurer
  • C. Bell, Commissioner of Community Services
  • P. Fu, Commissioner of Community Infrastructure
  • D. Carr, Town Solicitor
  • J. Clarke, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications
  • V. Tytaneck, Town Clerk
  • J. Warren, Council and Committee Coordinator

The Town of Oakville Council met in regular session this 11th day of July, 2023 in the Council Chamber of the Oakville Municipal Building, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Oakville commencing at 6:30 p.m.

As noted above.

No declarations of pecuniary interest were declared.

  • Moved byCouncillor Elgar
    Seconded byCouncillor Xie
    1. That the minutes of the regular session of Council dated June 19, 2023 be approved.
    2. That the minutes of the planning and development session of Council dated June 26, 2023 be approved.

There were no public presentations.

  • Moved byCouncillor Adams
    Seconded byCouncillor McNeice

    That this meeting proceed into a Committee of the Whole session.

  • Moved byCouncillor Xie

    That By-law 2023-092 be passed, authorizing the raising of $49,729,600 for various capital projects through the issuance and sale of debentures.


There were no Confidential Consent Items.

  • In accordance with Section 2(8) of the Procedure By-law, the items were considered out of order.

  • Moved byCouncillor Chisholm
    1. That the report entitled “Climate Emergency Declaration Progress Report” dated June 27, 2023, be received for information.
    2. That staff explore a ban on small powered gas equipment including but not limited to, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, trimmers and edgers as a priority project in the update to the community energy strategy and options to reduce the need to use those forms of equipment.
    3. That staff report on the operation, success and progress of the Guelph local improvement charge program.
  • Moved byCouncillor Haslett-Theall
    1. That the Town of Oakville Council Strategic Plan and 2023–2026 Action Plan be approved, with the addition of the following:
      1. the Downtown Cultural Hub, the Town Square, Parking for Kerr, Bronte and Downtown, the Streetscapes for Bronte and Kerr and a comprehensive plan for the Bronte Harbours under Infrastructure; and
      2. Green Building Standards and tracking approved development proposals that incorporate green and sustainable standards as a measure under Climate Change Adaptation.
    2. That staff report back on how green space is measured.
  • Moved byCouncillor Adams

    That Councillor Haslett-Theall’s motion be amended to include the addition of Parkway Lands to the Greenspace Land Acquisition Plan.

  • The Mayor called the vote on the main motion moved by Councillor Haslett-Theall.

  • Moved byCouncillor Chisholm

    That the Town-wide Rainwater Management Strategy Update be deferred.

    The meeting recessed at 8:35 p.m. and reconvened at 8:51 p.m.

  • The Mayor announced that Councillor Chisholm withdrew his motion to defer this matter.

  • Moved byCouncillor Chisholm

    That the Rainwater Management Strategy, under development, and associated fees and studies, ensure that green infrastructure be preferred, and grey infrastructure only where necessary, with a program of public consultation.


  • Moved byCouncillor Chisholm

    That the information contained in the report from the Legal Department entitled Strong Mayor Powers and Duties dated July 4, 2023 and the presentation from the Town Solicitor, be received.


There were no Confidential Discussion Items.

  • Moved byCouncillor Adams

    That the Accessibility Advisory Committee minutes dated June 8, 2023 be approved.

  • Moved byCouncillor McNeice

    That this committee rise and report.

  • The Mayor arose and reported that the Committee of the Whole has met and made recommendations on Consent Items 7.1, Discussion Items 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4 and Advisory Committee Minutes 11.1 as noted by the Clerk.

  • Moved byCouncillor Xie
    Seconded byCouncillor Longo

    That the report and recommendations of the Committee of the Whole be approved.


There was no new business.

There were no requests for reports.

A by-law to authorize the issuance and sale of debentures up to a maximum of $49,729,600 towards the financing of the capital projects with an estimated total cost of $103,341,600 (re: Item 7.1)

A by-law to confirm the proceedings of a meeting of Council

  • Moved byCouncillor Knoll
    Seconded byCouncillor Nanda

    That the by-laws noted above be passed.


The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 9:52 p.m.