THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

October 26, 2000


Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 10:20 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.

1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Whitehead recited the prayer.

Members:

R. Begley, T. Blackmore, C. Cooper, C. Corbasson, S. Fennell, C. Gyles, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Robertson, P. Saito, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair*, R. Whitehead

 

Members Absent:

L. Bissell due to a funeral; F. Dale, H. McCallion due to other municipal business

 

Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; P. Vezina, Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; Paul Vivian, Director of Human Resources; B. Zeran, Director of Clerk’s and Regional Clerk; A. Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator

 

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    1. October 5, 2000, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 5, 2000 be approved.

Carried 2000-1050

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Corbasoon,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

And further, that the agenda for the October 26, 2000 Regional Council meeting be amended to add a petition from residents of Glamorgan Way to extend the noise barrier fences on Derry Road and a resolution regarding Highway 407 expansion;

And further, that the subject agenda be approved, as amended.

Carried 2000-1051

See also Resolutions 2000-1141 and 2000-1142

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

    1. Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) regarding City of Mississauga’s United Way Bus and Truck Pull Challenge – Victory by Public Works Staff

22 Public Works employees were honoured on their victory in the Mississauga United Way Bus and Fire Truck pull challenge held on Tuesday, October 3, 2000.

Received 2000-1052

    1. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair regarding a presentation to Rowena Cooper for the Ontario Heritage Foundation Achievement Award

Rowena Cooper was presented with the Ontario Heritage Foundation Achievement Award for her years of voluntary efforts and contributions made to the Foundation.

Received 2000-1053

Councillor Sinclair arrived at 10:45 a.m.

Peel Regional Police Matter

Regional Chair Kolb updated Council Members on the matter regarding the Peel Regional Police citation for criminal contempt of court for delaying the movement of prisoners to and from the courthouse. Five paid staff members were added to the police force to monitor and assist in resolving the issue. It is possible that the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) will have to look at a more permanent increase in staff of the courthouse which will impact the Region’s 2001 Budget.


6. COMMUNICATIONS

    1. Pat Vanini, Director, Policy and Government Relations, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding Ontario Property Assessment Corporation (OPAC) Workplans and Directions
    2. Received 2000-1054

      See also Resolution 2000-1058

    3. Ann Mulvale, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding AMO’s Role in the O’Connor (Walkerton) Inquiry and Municipal Financial Support

    4. Received 2000-1055

    5. Tony Clement, MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB)

    6. Received 2000-1056

    7. Tony Clement, MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding the Direct Democracy Through Municipal Referendums Act, 2000

    8. Received 2000-1057

    9. Ernie Eves, MPP, Minister of Finance regarding the Ontario Property Assessment Corporation (OPAC)

    10. Received 2000-1058

      See also Resolution 2000-1054

    11. Region of York regarding Solid Waste Disposal and Haulage Services

    12. Received 2000-1059

    13. Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding Comments on "Removing the Roadblocks – The Draft Strategic Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Hamilton-Wentworth"
    14. Referred to Planning 2000-1060

    15. Dan Newman, Minister of the Environment regarding Permits to take Water (PTTW) from the Region of Peel

    16. Received 2000-1061

    17. Dan Newman, Minister of the Environment regarding Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Municipal Action Plan – Protecting Ontario’s Water

    18. Received 2000-1062

    19. Debra Taylor, Regional Director, Civil Aviation regarding Safety of Aircraft Operating In and Around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

    20. Referred to Planning 2000-1063

    21. Allan Rock, Minister of Health regarding New Health Warning Regulations for Cigarette Packages

    22. Received 2000-1064

    23. Helena West, Council Recording Secretary, Town of Caledon regarding the Region of York Official Plan Amendment (OPA) Number 19

Referred to Planning 2000-1065


7. REPORTS

General Committee

GC-2000-12 - General Committee Minutes

Meeting held October 19, 2000

A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-254-1-2000:

That the agenda for the October 19, 2000, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2000-1066

D. DELEGATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

Delegations/Presentations – Item D2. was dealt with.

D2. Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works regarding Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management (TIRM) Long Term Waste Disposal Options

Received 2000-1067

See also Resolutions 2000-1068, 2000-1069 and 2000-1084 to 2000-1086 inclusive

Items Related to Public Works – Item PW1. was dealt with.

PW1. Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management (TIRM) Long Term Waste Disposal Options

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That in accordance with the Region of Peel’s Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy, as directed by Council resolution 97-1097, waste not handled by available in-Peel processing and disposal components, be handled in whole or in part by new technologies or exported out of Peel;

An further, that Regional Council authorize the Commissioner of Public Works to initiate one or more Requests for Proposal (s) to the marketplace for:

See also Resolutions 2000-1067, 2000-1068 and 2000-1084 to 2000-1086 inclusive

D1. Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works regarding the Region of Peel and the Region of York Servicing and Transportation Issues

This item was dealt with later in the meeting

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW1. Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management (TIRM) Long Term Waste Disposal Options

This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting

PW2. Waste Reduction Week

RECOMMENDATION GC-256-2000:

That the week of November 6 to 12, 2000, be declared Waste Reduction Week in the Regional Municipality of Peel as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated September 18, 2000, titled "Waste Reduction Week".

Approved 2000-1070

PW3. Preliminary Update for the Grey Box Roll Out

RECOMMENDATION GC-257-2000:

That the Commissioner of Public Works contact EcoSource Mississauga immediately to discuss the provision of a weekly grey box pick up at schools in the Region of Peel;

And further, that the public advisory committee be consulted immediately to discuss grey box and blue box concerns within the community;

And further, that staff investigate the feasibility of providing a weekly pick up service of the grey box and the blue box and provide the economic impact to the Region;

And further, that staff provide a comparison of the percentage of recyclables being diverted in the Region of Halton, City of Toronto and City of Ottawa with the percentage in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2000-1071

Councillors updated staff on various comments that have been received by residents regarding the grey box and blue box recycling programs. It was stated that residents are requesting that grey and blue boxes be picked up on a weekly basis rather than the current bi-weekly program. Residents believe that the new recycling program is a reduction in service. It was suggested that a notice be sent out with the water bill informing residents where to pick up extra recycling boxes. Staff were congratulated on the excellent communication strategy implemented during the grey box and the enhanced blue box roll out.

PW4. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting Held October 10, 2000

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

2. Approval of Agenda

        RECOMMENDATION WM-17-2000:

        That the agenda for the October 10, 2000, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

        Approved 2000-1072

    3. Delegations

    4. Waste Management Updates

a. Central East Community Recycling Centre (Brampton) Proposed Operation of the Reuse Retail Outlet

Received 2000-1073

Melanie Kawalec, Manager, Waste Program Planning provided members with a brief understanding of the proposed expansion of the Central East Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in Brampton, and the addition of a Reusable Goods Retail Outlet. The outlet would accept items in good condition, and sold to generate revenues. As stated in the subject report, the benefits of the Retail Outlet are:

Staff recommend that the outlet be operated by a Not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), and that a report on the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the operation of the outlet will be presented to members in 2001.

Councillor Bissell provided an overview of the public meeting held on October 2, 2000 to discuss the Brampton Community Recycling Centre (CRC).

b. Organics Project Update

Received 2000-1074

Melanie Kawalec updated members on Peel’s organic projects, both existing and proposed, as well as diversion efforts as outlined in the Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy (LTWRMS). Although the strategy identified a 70% diversion from landfill by 2016, staff advised that Peel will be close to the diversion goal by 2006. Proposals for Phase II of the region wide organics processing RFP closes on November 22, 2000.

Members requested that a workshop be held in 2001 to review the vision of the LTWRMS and the status of Peel’s waste diversion program, in an effort to update the vision and timeframe of the adopted strategy.

Councillor Saito advised members that her office has received a high volume of calls since the Grey Box program implementation. Residents were concerned with the volume of household waste diversion being difficult to maintain due to a bi-weekly collection. The issue of a weekly collection will be discussed further under report item 4d. Feasibility of Weekly Recycling Collection.

Councillor Morrison requested data relating to a) diversion tonnage, b) cost of impact of diversion, and c) the savings of diversion, in support of expanding the organics diversion program Region wide.

c. Waste Diversion Initiatives (Oral)

Received 2000-1075

It was suggested that the subject report be further addressed at the proposed Waste Management Subcommittee Workshop.

d. Feasibility of Weekly Recycling Collection (Oral

Received 2000-1076

Rob Rivers, Manager, Waste Collection and Processing, advised members of the results of a 5 month pilot project in 1996 to divert fibres through the Grey Box and Bags. Over the period of the pilot, staff measured an additional 7% - 10 % fibres diverted from landfill.

In the first week of the Grey Box, there was an additional 30% - 35% calls to the Waste-line, which required additional staff to be added to the call centre. As of week four of the program, calls to the Waste-line dropped to 12%.

With the implementation of the Grey Box, there has been a renewed interest/awareness of the Blue Box program, with a 5% increase of Blue Box material being collected.

Members were further advised that, should a resident’s volume of diverted material exceed that of the supplied boxes, additional boxes are available free of charge at this time.

Further, the reason collection staff are unable pick-up curbside Blue Box material during a Grey Box pick-up is the redesign of the collection trucks. Trucks are no longer compartmentalized to separate Blue and Grey material at the curbside due to the volume of diverted material.

Scott Stewart, Director, Waste Management advised that an RFP will be issued, where the footprint of the box will remain the same, however the box will be made taller to accept a greater volume of recyclable material.

Chair Kolb requested staff to further review the waste collection schedule in light of increased diversion volumes. It was agreed that the collection schedule would be further addressed during the Workshop.

e. Use of Biodegradable Bags for Yard Waste

Deferred to a subsequent Waste Management Subcommittee

f. Waste Management Subcommittee 2001 Meeting Schedule

RECOMMENDATION WM-18-2000:

That the Waste Management Subcommittee continue the practice of meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, to commence at 1:00 p.m., or at the call of the Committee Chair;

And further, that due to municipal elections on November 13, 2000, that the November 14, 2000 Committee meeting be cancelled.

Approved 2000-1077

5. Communications

Delegations/Presentations - D1. was dealt with.

    D1. Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Cam Watson, Principal, CN Watson and Associates Ltd. regarding the Region of Peel and the Region of York Servicing and Transportation Issues

Received 2000-1078

See also Resolution 2000-1079

Engineering and Construction

PW5. Peel/York Servicing and Transportation Issues

RECOMMENDATIOIN GC-258-2000

That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated October 18, 2000, titled Peel/York Servicing and Transportation issues be referred back to staff for further detail on the economic development impact on the Region of Peel and to address the extension of Highway 427 beyond Mayfield Road;

And further, that the area municipalities be consulted to provide input into the subject report.

Approved 2000-1079

See also Resolution 2000-1078

PW6. Traffic Signal Equipment Contract

RECOMMENDATION GC-259-2000:

That the existing contract for the supply of Traffic Signal Controllers and related equipment be extended with the current vendor Tacel Ltd. in the approximate amount of $119,855, inclusive of applicable taxes for January to December 2001;

And further, that Regional Staff work in collaboration with the City of Brampton Staff to identify long term servicing requirements;

And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements to the lowest responsive and responsible Vendor for the 2001 year, where the actual requirements exceed the estimates;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1080

PW7. Additional Funding Requirements for Watermain Replacement on Ellesboro Drive, Suburban Drive, Plainsman Road and Shady Lawn Court, Project 00-1380 – City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-260-2000:

That the existing contract by London Excavators and Trucking Ltd. for watermain replacement on Ellesboro Drive, Suburban Drive, Plainsman Road and Shady Lawn Court be increased by $150,000, to include the replacement of all the undersized water services up to the streetline, to read a total commitment of $850,000, for Project 00-1380;

And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for additional requirements by 20% to a maximum of $100,000 to the lowest vendor for contingencies and unforeseen works where the actual requirements exceed the estimates to the limits allowed by the purchasing by-laws;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1081

PW8. Sanitary Sewer Oversizing Sapphire Hills Homes Inc., Phase 1 – Project 02-2115 and 03-2125 – City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-261-2000:

That the Region of Peel enter into a front-end financing agreement with Sapphire Hills Homes Inc. for the reimbursement of the construction costs of a completed 453 metre length of 450 mm (18 inch) diameter sanitary trunk sewer along Edenbrook Hill and Queen Mary Drive, to be installed in conjunction with Sapphire Hills Home Inc. Phase I, 21T-99001B;

And further, that upon approval of the 2002 Capital Budget, the necessary funding in the amount of $108,000 – financed from R3525 Regional Sewer Development Charge Reserve Fund under Capital Projects 02-2115, be reimbursed to Sapphire Hills Homes Inc.;

And further, that upon approval of the 2003 Capital Budget, the necessary funding in the amount of $55,000 – financed from R3525 Regional Sewer Development Charge Reserve Fund under Capital Projects 03-2115, be reimbursed to Sapphire Hills Homes Inc.;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1082

Operations and Maintenance

PW9. Palgrave/Palgrave Estates New Well Facilities, Project 00-1230 – Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-262-2000:

That the consulting engineering firm, KMK Consultants Ltd., be retained to provide design services, contract administration and inspection for the construction of new well facilities and connection to the existing Palgrave water distribution system, at a total estimated cost of $261,400 (excluding GST), under Project 00-1230;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1083

COMMUNICATIONS

PW10. M. McSherry, Parent and Concerned Parent, Kirkland Lake regarding Adams Mine Site

Received 2000-1084

See also Resolutions 2000-1067 to 2000-1069 inclusive, 2000-1085 and 2000-1086 inclusive

PW11. Ruby McPhee, Resident, Kirkland Lake regarding Adams Mine Site

Received 2000-1085

See also Resolutions 2000-1067 to 2000-1069 inclusive, 2000-1084 and 2000-1086 inclusive

PW12. Chief Carol McBride, Timiskaming First Nation regarding Rail Cycle North’s Proposal for Adams Mine

Received 2000-1086

See also Resolutions 2000-1067 to 2000-1069, inclusive, 2000-1084 and 2000-1085

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

Planning Policy and Research

P1. Great Lakes Wetlands Conservation Action Plan (GLWCAP) Highlights Report (1997-2000)

Received 2000-1087

P2. Housing Production in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Mid-Year 2000

Received 2000-1088

P3. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day

RECOMMENDATION GC-263-2000:

That November 15, 2000 be proclaimed Geographic Information Systems (GIS) day in the Regional Municipality of Peel as outlined in the report of the Acting Commissioner of Planning, dated October 5, 2000, titled "GIS Day in Peel".

Approved 2000-1089

P4. Public Survey – Town of Caledon Carpool Parking Lots

Received 2000-1090

COMMUNICATIONS

P5. L.J. Mikulich, City Clerk, City of Brampton regarding Vaughan Employment Area Expansion – York Region Official Plan Amendment Number 19 – City of Vaughan Official Plan Amendment Number 534 (File P28)

Referred to Public Works 2000-1091

P6. David M. Collenette, Minister of Transport regarding Impact on GO Transit Services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Received 2000-1092

P7. Lorrie McKee, Executive Manager, Corporate and Government Strategy, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) regarding the Placement of Noise Monitoring Terminals

Received 2000-1093

P8. David Turnbull, Minister of Transportation regarding Peel’s Additional Funding for Highway 410 Extension

Received 2000-1094

P9. Marjory Morden, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon regarding Planning Report 00-57 Appeal of Vaughan Official Plan Amendment # 534

Referred to Planning 2000-1095

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Housing

H1. National Housing Policy Options Team (NHPOT) Working Paper: Toward a National Housing Strategy

Received 2000-1096

Property

H2. Collaboration Effort

Received 2000-1097

H3. Encroachment Agreement, Derry Road West (Regional Road 5), Owner: The Corporation of the City of Mississauga - City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-264-2000:

That the encroachment on Derry Road West (Regional Road #5), being an access road, pathway, and stormwater control pond and appurtenances, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated September 1, 2000, between The Regional Municipality of Peel and The Corporation of the City of Mississauga;

And further, that all documents relating thereto or required to complete this transaction be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council.

Approved 2000-1098

H4. Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 50, Owner: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-265-2000:

That the encroachment on Regional Road #50, being a pedestrian trail system and a pedestrian bridge, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated September 1, 2000, between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Toronto and Region Conservative Authority’;

And further, that all documents relating thereto or required to complete this transaction, be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1099

COMMUNICATIONS

H5. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) News Release: "Ontario Government Introduces Legislation for Municipalities to Administer Social Housing"

Received 2000-1100

RECOMMENDATION GC-266-2000:

That the Commissioner of Housing provide Regional Councillors with a clear synopsis of the Social Housing Devolution legislation and its impact on the Region of Peel.

Approved 2000-1101

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

SOCIAL SERVICES

Ontario Works in Peel

HS1. Ontario Works Caseload Update (Oral)
Presentation by David Szwarc, Director, Ontario Works

Received 2000-1102

HS2. Request for Proposal for the Provision of a Trusteeship Program to Ontario Works in Peel – Reference File: 2000-030P

RECOMMENDATION GC-267-2000:

That the Request for Proposal for the provision of a Trusteeship Program to Ontario Works in Peel be awarded to Family Services of Peel, for an estimated total initial cost of $147,960 in the first year and an annual cost of $132,900 in subsequent years;

And further, that the term of the contract be for a one year period with an option to renew for two 12-month periods;

And further, that should the annual scope of services increase during the course of the contract that the necessary approvals are granted for additional funding beyond the estimated cost as stated above, but within the Division’s overall approved annual budget;

And further, that the funds be provided from cost centre CF11001;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1103

HS3. Request for Proposal for the Provision of Vocational Assessment Services to Ontario Works In Peel – Reference File 2000-018P

RECOMMENDATION GC-268-2000:

That the Request for Proposal for the provision of Vocational Assessment Services to Ontario Works in Peel be awarded to Peel Career Assessment Services, for an estimated total annual cost of $200,000;

And further, that the term of the contract be for a one year period;

And further, that the funds be provided from cost centre CF14301;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1104

HS4. Workfirst Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-269-2000:

That the Ontario Works Division renew the Purchase of Service Agreement with Armor Personnel for the provision of the Workfirst program for 2001 for an estimated cost of $100,000;

And further, that subject to performance and pricing, an additional 12-month period be offered to Armor Personnel;

And further, that the compensation package contained in that Agreement is based on employment placement and hours of employment generated;

And further, that the funds be provided from cost centre CF14301;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1105

HEALTH

Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases

HS5. Influenza in Long-Term Care Institutions in the Region of Peel, 1999-2000 Season

RECOMMENDATION GC-270-2000:

That Regional Council urge the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to implement a provincial policy of mandatory influenza immunization for staff and volunteers of Long-Term Care Facilities, with appropriate exemptions in order to further reduce the risk of influenza in Long-Term Care Facilities.

Approved 2000-1106

HS6. Tuberculosis Control in Peel

Received 2000-1107

Healthy Lifestyles

HS7. Comprehensive School Health

Received 2000-1108

HS8. Additional Funding for Breathing Space – Smoke-Free Homes Campaign

RECOMMENDATION GC-271-2000:

That the Commissioner of Health be authorized to execute an agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, whereby the Province will fund up to $500,000 to continue the GTA-wide Breathing Space campaign in partnership with Durham, Toronto, York, Halton, Simcoe and Hamilton-Wentworth Health Departments.

Approved 2000-1109

Family Health

HS9. Preconception Health and the Workplace

Received 2000-1110

HS10. Healthy Babies, Healthy Children, Family Visitor Program

Received 2000-1111

HS11. Early Years Community Project

Received 2000-1112

HS12. Launch of New Resource for Parents of Young Children

Received 2000-1113

COMMUNICATIONS

HS13. Colleen Beaumier, MP, Brampton West – Mississauga regarding Bill S-20, the Tobacco Youth Protection Act

Received 2000-1114

See also Resolution 2000-1115

HS14. Steven W. Mahoney, MP, Mississauga West regarding Bill S-20, the Tobacco Youth Protection Act

Received 2000-1115

See also Resolution 2000-1114

HS15. Elizabeth Witmer, MPP, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding Weekend Adult Day Programs

Received 2000-1116

HS16. News Release: "Making Welfare Work", Ministry of Community and Social Services, Brampton Guardian, September 20, 2000

Received 2000-1117

Items Related to Management – Item M3. was dealt with.

M3. Response to Request for Comments on the Review of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) – Phase 1 Report, Addressing GTA-Wide Challenges

RECOMMENDATION GC-272-2000:

Whereas the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) is undertaking a review of its structure and mandate;

And whereas the GTSB has been unable to operate effectively due to a lack of authority granted under the Greater Toronto Services Board Act, 1998;

And whereas there is a need for a GTA-wide co-ordination of services and a GTA-wide growth strategy;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the Region of Peel supports a strong co-ordinating role for the Greater Toronto Services Board and requests the Province of Ontario to amend the Greater Toronto Services Board Act, 1998 to give it the power to perform a strong role in co-ordinating the services of an inter-regional nature including transportation, environmental protection, countryside planning and economic development;

And further, that the subject GTSB Act be amended to include Federal and Provincial representation on the Great Toronto Services Board;

And further, that the main focus of the GTSB should be to build strategic directions for transportation systems in the GTA, recognizing local and regional initiatives;

And further, that the first priority of the GTSB be to secure shared funding from the federal and provincial government to implement the approved 10-year capital budget for GO transit.

Approved 2000-1118

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Chief Administrative Officer

M1. Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) Update

Received 2000-1119

M2. Response to the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Countryside Strategy

RECOMMENDATION GC-273-2000:

That the report of the Chief Administrative Officer dated October 6, 2000, titled "Response to the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) Countryside Strategy" be forwarded to the GTSB as the Regional Municipality of Peel’s position on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Countryside Strategy in its current form.

Approved 2000-1120

M3. Response to Request for Comments on the Review of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) – Phase 1 Report, Addressing GTA-Wide Challenges

This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting

M4. Beyond 2000: Directions for Peel’s Future – Final Report

Received 2000-1121

CORPORATE SERVICES

Legal Services

M5. Mutual Assistance Agreements

RECOMMENDATION GC-274-2000:

That the negotiation and execution of three separate Mutual Assistance Agreements, on substantially the same terms and conditions as those set out in the agreement attached as Appendix A to the Report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated October 4, 2000, between the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Region of York, the Region of Halton and the City of Toronto respectively be authorized.

Approved 2000-1122

Clerk's

M6. Minutes of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee held October 12, 2000

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interests


2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-22-2000:

That the agenda for the October 12, 2000, Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2000-1123

3. Consolidated Project Scope and Workplan and Terms of Reference

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-23-2000:

That the workplan timeframes, as contained in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated October 10, 2000, and titled "Consolidated Project Scope and Workplan and Terms of Reference" be amended so that the start and finish date of the Survey be November 2000 and February 2001 respectively;

And further, that the start date for Task Force and Research Analysis be changed to November 2000;

And further, that the report be amended to note that a consultant will not be hired until the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee has evaluated the need for such expertise and the scope of such a project;

And further, that the Consolidated Project Scope and Workplan and Terms of Reference, as amended, be approved.

Approved 2000-1124

    4. Call Demand and Volume Impact

    Withdrawn 2000-1125

    J. Moore, General Manager, Ambulance and Emergency Programs indicated that this report would be brought forward at the next meeting of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee.

    5. Draft Survey of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) Models

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-24-2000:

That, upon approval by the 9-1-1 Advisory Committee and Senior Management Team (SMT), the Draft Survey of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP), as described in the memorandum of the General Manager, Ambulance and Emergency Programs, dated October 10th, 2000 be approved for distribution;

And further, that distribution of the Survey be as comprehensive and inclusive as possible in the interest of obtaining a broad range of information.

Approved 2000-1126

Committee Members requested that they receive a copy of the survey when it is in its final form.

6. Schedule of Future Meetings

Members discussed the schedule of future meetings, concluding that one would not be required for the remainder of 2000. The scheduling of the next meeting was left at the discretion of the Chair.

7. Other Business

Regional Chair Kolb requested that Ministry of Health Ambulance Communications staff be encouraged, verbally or in writing, to attend future meetings of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee.

M7. Records Retention By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-275-2000:

That amendments to the Records Retention By-law 68-98, as presented in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated September 28, 2000, "Records Retention By-law" be approved;

And further, that the necessary By-law be presented to Regional Council;

And further, that the subject By-law be presented to the Region’s auditor for approval in accordance with section 116 of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.45.

Approved 2000-1127

Controller’s Division

M8. Triannual Financial Report—Period Ending August 31, 2000

Received 2000-1128

M9. Convenience Copier Contract Extension

RECOMMENDATION GC-276-2000:

That the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to extend existing contract(s) with Canon Canada Inc./OE on a month to month basis until new copier equipment can be installed pursuant to the award of Request for Proposal 2000-239P for the supply of black and white convenience copiers.

Approved 2000-1129

Information Technology Services

M10. Peel Public Sector Network (PSN)

RECOMMENDATION GC-277-2000:

That the Region’s signing officers be authorized to execute the Public Sector Network Partnership Agreement;

And further, that the Region’s signing officers execute Public Sector Network Access Agreements to provide access at no charge to Region of Peel designated Constituent Agencies, Peel Living and Peel Police Services Board, upon production of written Agreements satisfactory to the Commissioner of Finance, in consultation with the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the Region’s signing officers execute Public Sector Network Access Agreements with William Osler Health Centre, Trillium Health Centre, Credit Valley Hospital Corporation, Community Care Access Centre of Peel, Peel District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic School Board, and Sheridan College upon production of written Agreements satisfactory to the Commissioner of Finance, in consultation with the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the Region’s signing officers execute Agreements with Brampton Hydro, Hydro Mississauga and Caledon Hydro for PSN access to the hydro poles and underground conduit of the said hydro corporations, upon production of written Agreements satisfactory to the Commissioner of Finance, in consultation with the Regional Solicitor.

Approved 2000-1130

M11. Integrated Planning and Financial System (IPFS) Software Implementation - Asset Management

RECOMMENDATION GC-278-2000:

That the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to extend consulting contracts currently established with FFC Consulting Incorporated, Modis International, and W5 Resources Incorporated, as required for the purpose of completing Stage 1 of the Integrated Planning and Financial System (IPFS) project, with a proposed contract extension of $550,000 to be funded from the existing IPFS 2000 Capital Budget (Project 00-7608);

And further, that any required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1131

RECOMMENDATION GC-279-2000:

That the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance invite City of Brampton staff to review the Region’s Corporate Geographic Information System (GIS).

Approved 2000-1132

COMMUNICATIONS

M12. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) regarding VCOM Group Annual Report

Received 2000-1133

M13. Daryl Carre, Risk Management Supervisor, Region of Peel regarding May 12 Goodwill Payments

Received 2000-1134

M14. John Wouters, President and Craig Cowan, Chairman, Mississauga Board of Trade regarding Municipal Utilities and Bill 100

Received 2000-1135

Staff Reports

    1. Region of Halton Resident Request for Water and Sanitary Service to the West Side of Ninth Line between Britannia Road and Derry Road – City of Mississauga, Ward 9
    2. Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
      Seconded by Councillor Begley;

      That the Region of Peel enter into an agreement with the Region of Halton and property owner of 6302 Ninth Line, Hornby, Ontario, to provide municipal water and sanitary sewer services;

      And further, that the property owner be responsible for all connection charges and legal disbursements, including a system "buy-in" charge equivalent to the water component of the Region of Peel’s residential Development Charge;

      And further, that the Region of Halton and the property owner be so advised;

      And further, that the required documents be executed by the

      Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

      Carried 2000-1136

    3. Descriptive Overview of the Social Housing Reform Act, 2000

      Received 2000-1137
    4. Moved by Councillor Mullin,
      Seconded by Councillor Saito;

      That the Regional Chair meet with Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing staff as soon as possible to discuss Peel’s concerns regarding the Social Housing Reform Act, 2000.

      Carried 2000-1138

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  2. BY-LAWS

    1. Regional

      Three Readings

    2. By-law 69-2000: A by-law to provide for the presentation and destruction of documents and records of the Regional Municipality of Peel, and to repeal By-law Number 68-98.

      By-law 70-2000: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of the Regional Road 50, in the Town of Caledon.

      By-law 71-2000: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Derry Road West (Regional Road 5), in the City of Mississauga.

      Moved by Councillor Begley,
      Seconded by Councillor Miles;

      That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, being By-laws 69-2000 to 71-2000 inclusive, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

      Carried 2000-1139


    3. Area Municipal

    4. City of Brampton Traffic By-law 214-2000: To amend by-law 93-93, as amended, for the regulation of heavy trucks, no parking and rate of speed in City of Brampton.

      City of Brampton Traffic By-law 219-2000: To amend by-law 93-93, as amended, for the regulation of stop signs, and through highways in City of Brampton.

      Moved by Councillor Begley,
      Seconded by Councillor Miles;

      That the City of Brampton by-laws, being By-laws 214-2000 and 219-2000 listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, be approved.

      Carried 2000-1140

10. OTHER BUSINESS

    1. Petition from the Residents of Glamorgan Way to Extend the Existing Noise Barrier Fence on Derry Road in the City of Mississauga

Referred to Public Works 2000-1141

See also Resolution 2000-1051

b. Expansion of the Mississauga Road and Highway 401 Interchange

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Blackmore;

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for providing improvements to the Regional Arterial Road Network and as such the Mississauga road corridor across and to the north of Highway 401 requires expansion to six through lanes;

And whereas, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has recently completed a review of the Highway 401 Corridor in this area and concluded that ultimately the extension of the core/collector system is required including the re-construction of the Missisauga Road/Highway 401 interchange;

And whereas, the Region of Peel and the Ministry of Transportation have had discussions on the potential for a joint venture for the reconstruction and expansion of the Mississauga Road and Highway 401 interchange;

And whereas, as indicated in the Public Works report dated July 10, 2000 titled "Mississauga Road/Highway 401 Interchange, Class Environmental Assessment, Project 00-4330" the Region of Peel has been pursuing an agreement with the Ministry of Transportation for this project and at the cost sharing of 66% by the Ministry of Transportation and 34% by the Region of Peel;

And whereas, an agreement in principle has been reached between the Region of Peel and the Ministry of Transportation and a formal agreement is now required;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Region of Peel enter into a formal agreement with the Ministry of Transportation for the reconstruction and expansion of the Mississauga Road/Highway 401 interchange at a cost sharing formula of 66% by the Ministry of Transportation and 34% by the Region of Peel;

And further, that the necessary agreement be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers and forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation for their execution.

Carried 2000-1142

See also Resolution 2000-1051

11. NOTICES OF MOTION


12.
IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Gyles;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of October 19, 2000 and Council Reports relating to:

Carried 2000-1143

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2000-1144


13. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

GC-2000-10 - General Committee In Camera Minutes

Meeting held October 19, 2000

F1. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

RECOMMENDATION GC-280-2000:

That subject to an amendment to the current Ministry of the Environment Certificate of Approval for a waste disposal site, the proposed Lease Agreement between Bell Canada as Tenant and The Regional Municipality of Peel as Landlord for land located at the Britannia Landfill Site in the City of Mississauga, designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-24525, as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property Services dated September 28, 2000, be approved;

And further, that all documents relating thereto or required to complete this transaction be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1145

F2. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

RECOMMENDATION GC-281-2000:

That the proposed License Agreement between The Regional Municipality of Peel as Licensor and Bell Mobility Cellular Inc. as Licensee, for antenna space on the Region owned Mono Mills Water Tower located on Calmon Drive, west of Airport Road, Town of Caledon, as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property Services dated the 29th day of September, 2000, be approved;

And further, that all documents relating hereto or required to complete this transaction be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers.

Approved 2000-1146

F3. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

RECOMMENDATION GC-282-2000:

That the Lease Renewal Agreement between Peel Non-Profit Housing Corporation, operating as Peel Living as Landlord and the Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant, for the Vera M. Davis Community Care Centre, located at 80 Allan Drive in the Village of Bolton, Town of Caledon, as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property Services dated September 28, 2000, be approved;

And further, that funds for the lease costs be provided from Cost Centre CE30002 and Account Number 23904;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction and to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of the Lease.

Approved 2000-1147

F4. Labour relations or employee negotiations

RECOMMENDATION GC-283-2000:

That subject to appropriate provincial social housing transfer legislation, the Commissioner of Housing and Property be directed to act according to the following principles;

And further, that the Commissioner of Housing and Property be authorized to seek the co-operation of the Peel Living Board of Directors and the PRHA Board of Directors to plan the authorities and activities necessary to fulfill the above principles.

Approved 2000-1148

F5. Litigation or potential litigation including a matter before administrative tribunals affecting the Regional Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-284-2000:

That the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to enter into Direct Negotiations for the purpose of settling a dispute associated with contracts for thirty-one Convenience Copiers, with Canon Canada Inc.;

And further, that the Region’s signing officers execute an agreement with Canon Canada Inc. upon productions of a written agreement satisfactory to the Commissioner of Finance in consultation with the Regional Solicitor.

Approved 2000-1149

    1. Labour relations or employee negotiations

    2. Moved by Councillor Begley,
      Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

      That a contract between the Solicitor General of Ontario, the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Corporation of the Town of Caledon for police services to be provided by the Ontario Provincial Police in and for the Town of Caledon (the "Caledon OPP Contract"), be executed on behalf of the Regional Corporation by its duly authorized signing officers.

      Carried 2000-1150

14. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

    Moved by Councillor Miles,
    Seconded by Councillor Iannica;

    That By-law 72-2000 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on October 26, 2000, and to authorize the execution of documents in accordance with the Region's by-laws relating thereto, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

    Carried 2000-1151

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:38 a.m.


     

    B. Zeran   E. Kolb

    Regional Clerk

     

    Regional Chair