Richmond Hill Council highlights from July 9

Richmond Hill Already Preparing for Winter
Despite currently being in the midst of summer, the City is starting preparations for next winter and the launch of the new windrow clearing program. To support the program, a new by-law has been drafted that speaks to the authority for the city to tag and/or tow cars that are parking on City streets during a winter event.

City Changing Council and Committee of the Whole Meeting Times
New times for Council and Committee of the Whole meetings are coming this fall. Committee of the Whole meetings will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month and Council meetings will follow on the third Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. for six months starting in September.

Richmond Hill to Seek Additional Library Board Members
Richmond Hill will add five citizen members to the Richmond Hill Public Library Board. Applications to participate on the Board will soon be advertised and sought through the Office of the Clerk.

Richmond Hill to Consider Cryptocurrency as Payment Option for Property Taxes
Council directed staff to enter into negotiations with a third-party provider, Coinberry Limited, to introduce cryptocurrency as a property tax payment option for residents and businesses. Staff will report back on future opportunities for the payment of other City fees and charges using cryptocurrency no later than September 30, 2019.

Richmond Hill celebrates Culture Days
Council proclaimed, September 27-29, 2019 as Culture Days for the City of Richmond Hill. Culture Days is a national celebration that seeks to eliminate barriers to access and participation and encourage appreciation of arts and culture. During this three-day event, the City invites the community to participate in FREE “behind the scenes,” activities to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work.

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