THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF MARKHAM


EXCERPT CONTAINING ITEM #006a OF THE COUNCIL COMMITTEE (May 15, 12)


CL120515 (5) MARKHAM PUBLIC ART POLICIES (6.5)

Report Attachment A Attachment B

1) That the staff report titled Markham Public Art Policies be received; and,

2) That the Public Art Policy Markham Municipal Projects attached as Appendix A be approved; and,

3) That Council approve an allocation of up to one percent of construction cost of new municipal construction budgets and municipal renovation projects over one million dollars for the purpose of public art; including but not limited to new buildings, parks and open spaces, major street reconstruction/streetscape projects, new or major upgrades to bridges, fences, walls and barriers; and,

4) That the Public Art Policy - Private Sector, attached as Appendix B, be approved to encourage a contribution of up to one percent of new residential and non-residential construction projects from the private sector for Public Art; and,

5) That Council approve the creation of a Public Art Acquisition Reserve Fund that will receive cash contributions and fund projects in accordance with Markham Public Art Policies as identified and approved; and,

6) That Culture staff report back to Council annually on the activities in the fund; and,

7) That the cost to sustain the public art program be brought forward annually for inclusion during the capital budget process; and,

8) That the Public Art Policy for both the voluntary Private Sector and the Municipal Projects be reviewed in three years with a report back to Council on outcomes of the program; and further,

9) That staff be authorized and directed to do all things necessary to give effect to these resolutions.

CARRIED