For ease of reading I’ve copied the text of my motion below:
Authorization to Release Section 37 Funds to Toronto District School Board for Capital Improvements to Northern Secondary School Grounds
Moved by: Councillor Matlow
Seconded by: Councillor Robinson
Authority is being sought to amend the Operating Budget for Non-Program by $75,000, fully funded by section 37 community benefits, for the Northern Lakes Landscape Design Project which is explicitly listed in the Section 37 agreement as one of the benefiting capital projects for the funds. The new outdoor meeting and learning area in front of Northern Secondary School seeks to recreate the once vibrant ecosystem of Walmsley Brook. The project will suggest a dry river bed with trees, rock seating areas, plantings and flagstone paths.
This project will provide an enhanced seating and strolling area for the wider community providing a peaceful public space in a busy area. The Northern Lakes project will be of particular interest to the residents of several nearby seniors’ homes who will benefit from nearby green space.
The funds will be forwarded to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) once the TDSB signs an undertaking governing the use of the funds and the reporting requirements and the maintenance of reasonable public access to the improved portion of the school grounds.
1. That Council increase the 2013 Operating Budget for Non-Program by $75,000.00 gross, $0 net, fully funded by Section 37 community benefits related to 30 Roehampton Ave. and 2345 Yonge St., (source: S.37/S.45 Clearing Account 220096), to provide one-time funding of $75,000.00 to the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) for the Northern Secondary School Northern Lakes Landscape Design Project.
2. That the $75,000.00 be forwarded to the TDSB once the TDSB signs an Undertaking governing the use of the funds and the reporting requirements and the maintenance of reasonable public access to the improved portion of the school grounds.
February 20, 2013