THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 8, 2001


Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:50 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.

1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor DiMarco recited the prayer.


Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell*, C. Gyles, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saitow, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair
 
Members Absent: G. Carlson due to illness; C. Harker due to other municipal business; K. Mahoney due to illness; R. Whitehead 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; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; P. Vezina, Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; P. Vivian, Director of Human Resources; B. Zeran, Director of Clerk’s and Regional Clerk; J. Daly, Legislative Co-ordinator

 

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 15, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 15, 2001 be approved.

Carried
2001-193

b) March 1, 2001, Special Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on March 1, 2001 be approved.

Carried
2001-194

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the agenda for the March 8, 2001 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an item to be dealt with under In Camera matters relating to litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation;

And further, that the agenda for the March 8, 2001 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2001-195
 

5. DELEGATIONS/STAFF PRESENTATIONS


6.COMMUNICATIONS

IN CAMERA MATTERS was dealt with.

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That Council move "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of March 1, 2001, Council reports and matters relating to:
  • Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation;

And further, that the Town of Caledon Senior Policy Analyst and Town of Caledon Legal Counsel be authorized to address Regional Council In Camera.

Carried 2001-196

Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:56 a.m.

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 10:01 a.m.

Councillor Saito departed at 11:00 a.m. due to personal reasons.

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

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That direction "In Camera" given to the Regional Chair and Councillor Palleschi be approved, and voted upon in accordance with Section 55 (9) of the Municipal Act R.S.O. 1990 4c.M.45.

Carried 2001-197


Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2001-198

Chair Kolb and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) thanked Marta Marachuk, a reporter with the Brampton Guardian, for her years of dedicated service and quality impartial reporting on Regional Council issues. Marta is leaving the Brampton Guardian to join the Mississauga News.

Business Arising from In Camera Matters – Item 13b was dealt with.

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

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That item 12b be referred back to staff;

And further, that staff be requested to provide all documents from the City of Brampton and justification to Regional Council;

And further, that this matter be considered at the March 29, 2001 Regional Council meeting.

Carried 2001-199

Business Arising from In Camera Matters – Item 13a was dealt with.
Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the Region work in consultation with the City of Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) to develop conditions of approval that are agreed upon by all three public agencies;

And further, that provided the Applicant agrees to the imposition of the conditions formulated by the public agencies, the Region shall consent to the dismissal of the appeal;

And further, that the Region work together with the GTAA and the City of Mississauga to develop a consistent interpretation, or if necessary to develop amendments to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) and the City of Mississauga Official Plan (OP) with a view to ensuring the integrity and enforceability of the LBPIA Operating Area established under both plans.

Carried 2001-200

See also Resolution 2001-202

Business Arising from In Camera Matters – General Committee In Camera Minutes was dealt with.
General Committee

  GC-2001-3 - General Committee In Camera Minutes
  Meeting held March 1, 2001


F1. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-24-2001:

That Regional Council support the issuance of a licence and the amendment of the Town of Caledon Official Plan and the Niagara Escarpment Plan required to permit the extraction of all or part of Graham Bros. Aggregates Limited lands identified in the proceedings now pending before a Joint Board convened under the Consolidated Hearings Act, subject to the requirements listed in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated February 19, 2001, titled "Graham Bros. Aggregates Ltd. Caledon Pit Extension Application";

And further, that Regional staff and legal counsel be instructed to attend the Joint Board’s hearing into the matter in order to represent the Region’s position;

And further, that all parties to the Joint Board hearing be provided with a copy of this report.

Approved 2001-201

F2. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

Deferred to the March 8, 2001 Regional Council Meeting to allow the Regional Solicitor and Commissioner of Corporate Services to draft a motion for Council review and approval.

F3. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-25-2001:

That staff proceed with the proposed meeting with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and report back to the March 8, 2001 Regional Council Meeting with results of the discussion;

And further, that staff report back to the March 8, 2001 Regional Council Meeting on the history of the subject application including all related correspondence.

Approved 2001-202

See also Resolution 2001-200

7. REPORTS

  GC-2001-3 - General Committee Minutes
  Meeting held March 1, 2001

A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with Items Related to Public Works – Item PW4 Waste Management Subcommittee Minutes of Meeting held February 13, 2001 and Items Related to Public Works - Item PW6. Leaf and Yard Waste Program as her husband and son are both involved in the industry. She therefore refrained from discussion and voting thereon.

C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-12-2001:

That the agenda for the March 1, 2001 General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-203


D. DELEGATIONS

D1. Bill Appleton, Volunteer, Canadian Red Cross, Region of Peel Branch requesting that March 2001 be proclaimed Red Cross Month in the Region of Peel

Received 2001-204

RECOMMENDATION GC-13-2001:

WHEREAS, the Canadian Red Cross Society has been engaged in preventing and alleviating suffering across Canada and around the world;

AND WHEREAS, the Canadian Red Cross Society has helped thousands of Canadians through its Disaster Relief and Community Services;

AND WHEREAS, the Region of Peel Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society offers services to citizens in all communities throughout the Region of Peel;

AND WHEREAS, this vital organization is committed to maintaining quality programs offered to Region of Peel communities;

AND WHEREAS, the Canadian Red Cross Society strives to grow and expand to help ensure an even stronger community for tomorrow;

AND WHEREAS, the Canadian Red Cross Society is a reflection of the Canadian spirit of generosity, caring and selflessness;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the month of March 2001 be proclaimed Red Cross Month in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2001-205

D2. James D. Parkin, MacNaughton, Hermsen, Britton, Clarkson Planning Limited regarding an Application by Graham Bros. Limited to Extend their Caledon Gravel Pit Operations

Received 2001-206

D3. Lynda Townsend Renaud, Lawyer, The Law Office of Lynda Townsend Renaud and David Brown, Consultant, David Brown and Associates regarding Larry Stacey Holdings Limited, Minor Variance Application A539/00

Received 2001-207

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

Legal Services

M1. Overview of the Electronic Commerce Act, 2000

Received 2001-208


Clerk's

M2. RFP 2000-263P: Digital Black and White Print Facility Equipment

RECOMMENDATION GC-14-2001:

That RFP Document #2000-263P for the supply, delivery and installation of new Digital Print Facility Equipment be awarded to Canon Canada Inc. subject to the successful completion of a 60 day evaluation period and a final contract to be approved by the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor;

And further, that an agreement setting out the terms of evaluation that is satisfactory to the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor be entered into;

And further, that contracts with Canon Canada Inc. for service agreements pertaining to the maintenance and support of the new Digital Print Facility Equipment be entered into;

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

And further, that capital funding in the amount of $290,815 (including taxes) for the purchase of the Canon equipment be financed from the Capital Equipment Reserve R2270 under project number 01-7833.

Approved 2001-209

Ambulance and Emergency Programs

M3. Land Ambulance Assumption Update

Received 2001-210

HUMAN RESOURCES

M4. Disability Management – 1998, 1999, 2000

Received 2001-211

M5. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Administrative Charges

RECOMMENDATION GC-15-2001:

That the Regional Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to request the pension deposits currently held by the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) be returned as soon as legislation permits;

And further, that the deposits be transferred to current internal WSIB reserves;

And further, that the Director of Human Resources notify WSIB of the Region of Peel’s position on the 2001 Schedule 2 administrative rate.

Approved 2001-212


COMMUNICATIONS

M6. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board regarding the 2000 Annual Report on Board Activities

Received 2001-213

M7. W.R. Allen, Secretary General to The Order of Ontario and Deputy Minister, Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation requesting Submission of Nominations for Membership in The Order of Ontario

Received 2001-214

M8. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding President Mulvale Continuing to Speak Out on "Uploading"

Received 2001-215

M9. Linda Mailer, Council Co-ordinator, City of Mississauga regarding the Delegation of Regional Tax Ratio Setting Authority for 2001

Received 2001-216

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

Development Review and Transportation Planning

P1. Consultant Selection for the 2001 Cordon Count Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-16-2001:

That Council approve the selection of Ontario Traffic Inc to perform the 2001 Peel Region Cordon Count in accordance with purchasing By-law 50-96;

And further, that the cost of this Consultant assignment ($121,115) be charged to the Planning capital budget (item 01-7503) and financed from provincial subsidies and existing Regional reserve funds;

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

And further, that this report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated February 9, 2001 titled "Consultant Selection for the 2001 Cordon Count Program" be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, and the City of Brampton for their information.

Approved 2001-217

COMMUNICATIONS

P2. J. Craig Mather, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) requesting the Region of Peel to Appoint One Municipal Council Member and Staff Liaisons from Appropriate Departments to the Humber Watershed Alliance

RECOMMENDATION GC-17-2001:

That Councillor Lorna Bissell be appointed to the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) Humber Watershed Alliance, for the term of March 8, 2001 to November 2003, or until a successor is appointed;

And further, that Paul Aldunate, Planning Researcher, and Kathy Cater, Manager, Engineering & Infrastructure Planning be appointed to the Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) Humber Watershed Alliance as the Region of Peel’s staff liaisons;

And further, that Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) be so advised.

Approved 2001-218

P3. Marjory Morden, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon regarding Environmental Farm Plan Funding

RECOMMENDATION GC-18-2001:

The Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel endorse the Town of Caledon recommendation GC-04-2001 that reads:

"WHEREAS environmental awareness and protection are becoming increasingly essential to the future sustainability of world ecology;

AND WHEREAS sustainable food production must incorporate principals that recognize the impact of production on the environment;

AND WHEREAS the Environmental Farm Plan has been and continues to be an impressive example of a self evaluation process that addresses environmental protection at the primary production level;

AND WHEREAS funding for this program has been made available from the Government of Canada through Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development Fund of Agriculture and Agri Food Canada programming;

AND WHEREAS those funds will be exhausted at the end of the first quarter of 2001;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Canada has indicated it is not prepared to extend funding of this program;

AND WHEREAS the Province of Ontario must participate fully in this initiative with financial support;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Caledon endorse the Environmental Farm Plan as its own;

AND THAT the Provincial Government through the Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs be lobbied to become more fully involved by providing funding;

AND THAT the Town of Caledon, through the appropriate medium, lobby the Canadian Adaptation and Rural Development Fund of Agriculture and Agri Food Canada and the Federal Agriculture Minister to extend funding for the program;

AND FURTHER THAT the Town of Caledon forward this resolution to municipalities province wide for endorsement and the purpose of lobbying the Federal Government to extend funding to this demonstrated successful program.";

And further, that the Province of Ontario, the Federal Government, and the Town of Caledon be so advised.

Approved 2001-219

P4. Denis Kelly, Regional Clerk, York Region regarding Highway 427 Northerly Extension Corridor Study Area Limits Review

Referred to Planning and Public Works 2001-220

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

COMMUNICATIONS

H1. Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living response to the Residents of the Family Life Resource Centre

Received 2001-221

The Commissioner of Housing was requested to report to a future meeting on the results of the emergency winter homelessness program for the year 2000/2001 in the Region of Peel. The report is to include an analysis of the people utilizing the shelters and address the co-ordination efforts of the Region of Peel to work with area municipalities and agencies.

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

SOCIAL SERVICES

Ontario Works in Peel

HS1. Ontario Works Division Review (Oral) Presentation by David Szwarc, Commissioner (Interim) of Social Services

Received 2001-222

The Commissioner of Social Services was requested to keep Council informed on any information received from the Province concerning the future financial impact of the program to the Region of Peel. The Commissioner of Social Services was also requested to prepare a profile report regarding Ontario Works cases, including success rates with multicultural groups, and a related press release on the success of the Ontario Works Program.

HEALTH

COMMUNICATIONS

HS2. David C. Williams, M.D. FRCPC, Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer, Thunder Bay District Board of Health regarding the Five Revised Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines

Received 2001-223

RECOMMENDATION GC-19-2001:

That the Medical Officer of Health investigate the feasibility of participating in the Kobe Study being conducted by university students;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health report back to Council on the Ministry of Health’s mandated responsibilities.

Approved 2001-224  


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Engineering and Construction

PW1.Watermain Construction on Viscount Road and Across Highway 409 and Campus Road - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-20-2001:

That the construction of 900 metres of a 600 mm diameter watermain on Viscount Road (American Drive to Highway 409) and across Highway 409 including the replacement of 30 metres length of a 300 mm cast iron watermain across Campus Road be included in the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) Highway 409 widening contract at an estimated cost of $1,388,000 (including GST) under Project 00-1190;

And further, that a legal agreement be entered into between the Region of Peel and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority for the watermain construction works;

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

Approved 2001-225

PW2. U-turn Prohibition, Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) at Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard – City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-21-2001:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 48-94 with respect to prohibiting eastbound to westbound U-turns on Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) at Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard, in the City of Brampton.

Approved 2001-226

PW3. Reconstruction of the Interchange of Queen Elizabeth Way at Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Proposed by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-22-2001:

That Regional Council support the engineering initiative by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario’s (MTO) to proceed with a new study and the Preliminary Design of the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)/Dixie Road interchange in 2001 with the implementation to follow as soon as possible;

And further, that Regional Council support the provincial initiative of proceeding with a Preliminary Design of the QEW/Hurontario Road interchange before the QEW/Dixie Road interchange;

And further, that a copy of this report be forwarded to the MTO and the City of Mississauga.

Approved 2001-227


Waste Management

PW4. Waste Management Subcommittee Minutes of Meeting held February 13, 2001

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

2. Election of the Subcommittee Chair and Vice-Chair

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2001:

That the terms of reference for the Waste Management Subcommittee regarding appointments of Chair and Vice-Chair to the subcommittee be amended to read "The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Public Works Committee also serve as the Chair and Vice-Chair respectively of the Waste Management Subcommittee, or unless otherwise determined by the subcommittee;

And further, that Councillor Bissell be appointed as Chair of Waste Management Subcommittee for a term of 18 months, December 14, 2000 to June 30, 2002;

And further, that Councillor Morrison be appointed as Vice-Chair of Waste Management Subcommittee for a term of 18 months, December 14, 2000 to June 30, 2002.

Approved 2001-228

3. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2001:

That the agenda for the February 13, 2001, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-229

4. Delegations

a. Presentation by Geoff Rathbone, Corporations Supporting Recycling (CSR) (Oral)

Received 2001-230

The delegation provided subcommittee members with an overview of CSR. CSR is a national stewardship organization; members consist of 125 major brand owner companies in the Province of Ontario, whose customers are Municipalities.

CSR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in September 1999, which had three goals: establish a long term shared responsibility funding model for Ontario; endorse and support the notion of 50% waste reduction for Ontario; and immediate financial support to municipalities such as free advertizing at a value of $1.3 million; $8 million from the LCBO for recyclable beverage/alcohol container program, and approximately $2.5 million for innovative municipal projects.

In an effort to achieve their goals, a level playing field for brand name products would be required via Provincial regulation or legislation to ensure that all industries paid their share to the waste management funding pool for municipalities.

It was suggested that WDO members currently pay $300 for every $1 million wholesale of product, and to successfully meet the WDO obligations, members can contribute less than $1000 per million dollar of sales, based on the level playing field.

WDO recommended that residential waste diversion move from 27% to 44% by 2005-2006. As many of the major waste streams have been removed from the collection process (paper, heavy glass), diversion will need to focus on areas such as organics, multi-family and other waste streams. Also, to achieve 44%, there may need to be an increase in disposal tipping fees; bag limits and user fees; bans on organics, or changes to the 3R programs.

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2001:

That the Regional Chair write the new Minister of the Environment to reinforce the Region of Peel’s commitment to its Waste Management program, based on the Minister’s December 21, 2000 news release, announcing Ontario’s commitment to ensuring the long-term sustainability of the municipal Blue Box program and other waste diversion initiatives.

Approved 2001-231

5. Waste Management Updates

a. Remaining Volumes at the Regional Landfill Sites

Received 2001-232

Staff advised that as of January 4, 2001, it was estimated that the remaining capacity at Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site (BSLS) is 249,000 tonnes, requiring the closure of BSLS by March 2002 or August 2002.

Councillor Morrison requested staff to consider the closure, replacement, and post closure land use of the Caledon Sanitary Landfill Site (CSLS) in conjunction with BSLS.

b. Summary of Project Funding from the Waste Diversion Organization (WDO) & The Green Municipal Enabling Fund

Received 2001-233

c. 2001 Community Programs Funding for Ecosource, Citizens for a Clean Caledon (CCC) and Brampton Clean City Committee (BCCC)

RECOMMENDATION WM-4-2001:

That EcoSource Mississauga’s 2001 funding request be approved at a maximum of $155,923 and the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with EcoSource Mississauga under the Community Programs Funding Policy;

And further, that Brampton Clean City Committee receive a maximum of $45,545 in funding for 2001 and the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Brampton Clean City Committee under the Community Programs Funding Policy;

And further, that Citizens for a Clean Caledon receive a maximum of $7,000 in funding for 2001 and the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Citizens for a Clean Caledon under the Community Programs Funding Policy;

And further, that in keeping with the Interim Levy By-law that EcoSource Mississauga, Citizens for a Clean Caledon and Brampton Clean City Committee be authorized to receive interim funding up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the previous year’s approved budget in advance of the approval of the Corporate Budget;

And further, that the Waste Management Community Groups work with the Region of Peel on special waste management projects as they arise;

And further, that staff meet with Waste Management Community Groups to determine difficulties experienced with attracting volunteers and difficulties with program fundraising, and report back to Subcommittee in this regard;

And further, that the funding be financed from the 2001 Waste Program Planning operating budget WW00100 56230;

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

Approved 2001-234

d. Systems Approach to Waste Management

Referred to Public Works for further Report Analysis 2001-235

Councillor Gyles advised members of a Mississauga company that recycles diapers. The company "Knowaste Technologies Inc." currently works with hospitals and homes for the aged, where large volumes of diapers are available. Staff advised that the collection of diapers had been reviewed previously in a pilot project, however, there could be further consideration for the collection of diapers at the Community Recycling Centres (CRC).

Staff further advised on the cost of delaying the Grass Ban for one year. Based on 7000-10,000 tonnes per year, $100-120 per tonne system cost, the cost of the delay is estimated at approximately $1 million/year.

Subcommittee members were provided with a brief update on the Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy (LTWRMS), in that the goal of 70% waste diversion, as identified in the LTWRMS, will be amended to specify that the 70% waste diversion goal will be achieved by 2006, down from 2016.

e. Waste Management Resolution Summary

Received 2001-236

f. Leaf and Yard Curbside Collection Communications Strategy

RECOMMENDATION WM-5-2001:

That $95,500 for implementing a communication strategy for the upcoming leaf and yard curbside collection program be financed with $75,000 from Capital Budget Project 98-6300 "Kitchen/Yard Waste Phase 1" and $20,500 from Capital Budget Project 99-6100 "Waste Management Containers".

Approved 2001-237

Staff advised members that a free bag drop is under consideration, however the per bag cost of $0.43 may require sponsorship with industries to offset the cost of the bag drop.

g. Environment Day Events Summary 2000

RECOMMENDATION WM-6-2001:

That four Environment Day Events be held in 2001 at designated locations;

And further, that Environment Day Events be held in the spring and in the fall;

And further, that concurrent events be held at the Recycling Depots and the Community Recycling Centre on the days of the Environment Day Events;

And further, that costs associated with Environment Day Events by paid out of 2001 Cost Centres WW42210, 42220, 42230, 42240;

And further, that staff report back to Council on the summary and financial implications of the 2001 Environment Day Events.

Approved 2001-238

6. Communications

COMMUNICATIONS

PW5. City of Mississauga forwarding Correspondence from the Minister of the Environment to Mayor Hazel McCallion regarding Waste Management Diversion Strategies

Received 2001-239

Additional Item

PW6. Leaf and Yard Waste Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-23-2001:

That staff be authorized to pursue financial support, through the sale of advertising space, on the Kraft paper bags used as part of the Region’s Leaf and Yard Waste Program.

Approved 2001-240

Councillor McCallion requested the Commissioner of Public Works to review the Leaf and Yard Waste Program in the City of Ottawa.  

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That Waste Management staff review Peel’s practice regarding the collection of recycled materials from subdivisions where a 90% occupancy has not been achieved and where waste collection services do exist.

Carried 2001-241


Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

Whereas resolution 2001-145, approved February 22, 2001, authorizes the collection of Grey/Blue box recyclables on a weekly basis;

And whereas, given the Town of Caledon’s success in its recycling efforts;

And whereas, the Town of Caledon has expressed a willingness to continue with a alternating Grey/Blue box collection service;

That Waste Management staff report to Council in this regard.

Carried 2001-242

Staff Reports

a) Three Bag Standard Implementation Strategy

A presentation was made by Rob Rivers, Acting Director of Waste Management regarding implementing a three bag limit on garbage pick-up in the Region of Peel. It was suggested that this waste reduction strategy be implemented in three phases commencing June 4, 2001.

Waste Management staff were directed to author a report to address issues relating to:

Councillor Prentice requested the Commissioner of Public Works to review and consider solutions to the current road conditions due to construction on Riverspray Crescent and how snow removal could effectively continue.

c) Managed Competition – Cleaning of Sewers

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That Maintenance Operations staff from the Regional Municipality of Peel continue cleaning the sanitary sewers and inspecting the maintenance holes under the terms and conditions set out in the tender document 2000-350T, for a minimum period of three (3) years, at a total cost of $645,684;

And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements for this and subsequent periods, where the actual annual or seasonal requirements exceeds the estimates to the limit allowed by the approved current budget for subsequent years.

Carried 2001-246


8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


9. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings


By-law 8-2001: A by-law to prohibit eastbound to westbound U-turns at the intersection of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) at Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard and to amend By-law Number 48-94 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 9-2001: A by-law to delegate the authority to approve plans of subdivision and condominium descriptions under Section 51.2(2) of the Planning Act.

By-law 13-2001: A by-law to amend By-law 57-97, being a by-law to authorize the construction of a local improvement sanitary sewer on Spring Road from the easterly portion of Greenoaks Drive to just short of the westerly portion of Greenoaks Drive, a total distance of 165 metres (541 feet), more or less, in the City of Mississauga.

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
8-2001, 9-2001 and 13-2001, 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 2001-247

b) Area Municipal

City of Brampton Traffic By-law 40-2001: To amend By-law 93-93, as amended, for the regulation of stop signs and through highways in the City of Brampton.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 38-2001: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of school bus loading zone in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 54-2001: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of maximum rate of speed in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 56-2001: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of stop signs in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 57-2001: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of lane designation in the City of Mississauga.

City of Brampton Traffic By-law 57-2001: To amend By-law 93-93, as amended, for the regulation of stop signs and through highways in the City of Brampton.

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the City of Brampton by-laws, being By-laws 40-2001 and 57-2001, and the City of Mississauga by-laws, being By-laws 38-2001, 54-2001,
56-2001 and 57-2001 listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, be approved.

Carried 2001-248

10. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Regional Official Plan (ROP) Appeals

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That upon any appeals being brought to Regional Council as it relates to the Official Plan, that Regional staff obtain and provide all background information in support of their report to Regional Council

Carried 2001-249


11. NOTICES OF MOTION

12. IN CAMERA MATTERS

These items were dealt with under Resolutions 2001-196 to 2001-198 inclusive


13. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

  GC-2001-3 - General Committee In Camera Minutes
  Meeting held March 1, 2001


These items were dealt with under Resolutions 2001-201 to 2001-202 inclusive

a) Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-200

b) Motion regarding litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-199


14. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That By-law 15-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 8, 2001, 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 2001-250

15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

   
B. Zeran
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair