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Top four things you need to know from the Virtual Council Meeting on August 31:
  1. Council advanced its strategic priority to increase parking in the Downtown area by endorsing short-term and long-term solutions. Next steps include further investigation and an analysis of the options.
     
  2. Council continues to pursue a GO Train Station on Mulock Drive by providing York Region with the draft Mulock GO Station Secondary Plan as background information for input to their new Regional Official Plan. Elements such as land uses, street network, densities and phasing are still draft and will be brought to the public in future engagement sessions.
     
  3. A financial update on the Town’s current financial status during the COVID-19 pandemic was provided. While the Town will receive approximately $1.8 million from the Provincial and Federal Government through its Safe Restart Program, the Town may be looking at a tax-supported deficit due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential for a second wave. The rate-supported budgets have not been significantly impacted and are on target at this time.
     
  4.  Newmarket Council continues to deliver on its commitment to diversity and inclusion by endorsing the definition of Antisemitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). This endorsement is aligned with the Town’s strategic priority of diversity and inclusivity and a key component of the Town’s role in the York Region Inclusion Charter.
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Committee of the Whole (Virtual)

When: Monday, September 14 at 1 p.m.

Where: Streamed live online at newmarket.ca/meetings as the Municipal Offices are closed to the public. This meeting will also be recorded and archived online.

Council Meeting (Virtual)

When: Monday, September 21 at 1 p.m.

Where: Streamed live online at newmarket.ca/meetings as the Municipal Offices are closed to the public. This meeting will also be recorded and archived online.

Council Workshop (Fiscal Strategy) (Virtual)

When: Monday, September 28 at 1 p.m.

Where: Streamed live online at newmarket.ca/meetings as the Municipal Offices are closed to the public. This meeting will also be recorded and archived online.

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News and Notices
Get involved in your community. Join a Town Committee!
We are currently seeking volunteers to join various Town Committees. Here’s your opportunity to help shape policies, provide advice and assist Council in their decisions. We are recruiting for the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Anti-Black Racism Task Force, Appeal Committee, Elman W. Campbell Museum Board and the Property Standards Committee. Applications will be accepted until September 7.
Learn more and apply online
All basketball courts have reopened
All basketball courts have reopened in Newmarket. Please follow the rules on the posted signage and stay at least 6ft./2m. away from other users. No games will be allowed to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained at all times. If the court is busy, consider going to another court or returning later.
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Welcome back Newmarket Fitness Members!
The Fitness Centre at the Magna Centre has reopened. Book your one-hour workout session online today. The Fitness Centre has moved to one of the ice pads to ensure safe physical distancing can be maintained at all times along with new safety procedures.
Learn more and book your workout session!
Living with Coyotes in Newmarket
Coyotes are native to North America and can be found living in urban and rural areas. If you encounter a coyote in your neighbourhood, please remember to keep calm and back away slowly. Never feed coyotes and always keep your pet on leash when walking. You can report coyote sightings to the Town online.
More tips and how to report coyote sightings
Back to school safety tips from Safety Cone Sam
As children head back to school this September remind them to:
  • Be alert and pay attention to their surroundings when walking to school.
  • Always cross the street at a school crossing guard location or intersection. Crossing guards will be wearing masks / face coverings and will not be using whistles, so pay attention to their signals.
  • Remain physically distanced (6 ft./2m. apart) and wear a mask/face covering when physical distancing is not possible to stop the spread of COVID-19.
If you are driving your children to school, follow the speed limit, be alert and watch out for other children and pedestrians in and around school areas.
More safety tips
Labour Day Hours of Operation
The Town's Customer Service Centre, the Magna Fitness Centre and the Recreation Youth Centre and Sk8 Park will be closed on Labour Day (September 7). For municipal emergencies during this time, please call 905-895-5193 and press 3 to be directed to our after-hours service. For all other inquiries, please leave a voice mail or send an email to info@newmarket.ca.
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