THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

March 29, 2001

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:45 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Harker recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley, G. Carlson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell*, C. Harker, K. Mahoney*, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, G. Miles*, M. Morrison, P. Palleschiw, M. Prentice*, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead
   
Members Absent: L. Bissell due to vacation, C. Corbasson due to other municipal business, C. Gyles, H. McCallion due to other municipal business, P. Mullin due to other municipal business, P. Saito 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; A. Macintyre, Acting Regional Clerk; Christine Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Palleschi declared a conflict of interest with Delegations/Presentations - Item 5a Launch of the Smoking By-law Campaign as he owns a licensed establishment in the City of Brampton. He therefore refrained from voting thereon.

Councillor Prentice declared a conflict of interest with Items related to Management - Item M-B1 Access to the Municipal Rights-of-Way by Telecommunications Companies as her daughter works for a communications company. She therefore refrained from discussion and voting thereon.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 8, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Begley
Seconded by Councillor Whtiehead;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 8, 2001 be approved.

Carried 2001-251

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Seglins
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the agenda for the March 29, 2001 Regional Council meeting be amended to defer In Camera Matters - Item 12a and withdraw In Camera Matters - Item 12c;

And further, that the agenda for the March 29, 2001 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2001-252

See also Resolution 2001-313

Councillor Miles arrived at 9:45 a.m.

Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor introduced Pam Hillock, the new Manager of Legislative Services, to members of Regional Council and welcomed her to the Region.

Councillor Mahoney arrived at 9:55 a.m.

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health regarding Launch of the Smoking By-law Campaign

Received 2001-253

See also Resolutions 2001-254 and 2001-303

Chair Kolb, Mayor Seglins, Councillor Begley (on behalf of Mayor Fennell) and Councillor Iannicca (on behalf of Mayor McCallion) were presented with banners to be displayed at their municipal offices to promote a smoke-free environment.

Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health undertook to provide Councillor Carlson with information regarding the experience of other jurisdictions with respect to implementation of the by-law and the economic impact on the restaurant industry.

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That Regional Council urge the Municipalities of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills to enact more health protective by-laws to restrict smoking in public places similar to those by-laws recently passed in the Cities of Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga, Toronto and the Region of York in order to create a level playing field for business within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA);

And further, that this resolution be forwarded to the Municipalities of Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills and the Region of Halton.

Carried 2001-254

See also Resolutions 2001-253 and 2001-303

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:10 a.m.

6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 22 (Old Church Road) East of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) - Town of Caledon, Ward 3

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve on the south side of Old Church Road, along the proposed development, to provide a full moves access to the commercial development (Engineering file D-07295E, site plan R42 1A25C).

Carried 2001-255

PW-A2. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East), East of Chrysler Drive - City of Brampton, Wards 9 and 11

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve on the north side of Queen Street East to provide two right in / right out accesses and a full moves access to the proposed commercial development (Engineering file D-107051N, site plan SP99-112 & SP99-121).

Carried 2001-256

PW-A3. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East), West of West Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 8

Moved by Councillor Miles
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve on Queen Street East, to permit an access to an institutional development (Engineering file D-107098S, site plan SP98-57).

Carried 2001-257

PW-A4. Steeles Avenue and Hurontario Street Intersection Improvement Project 00-4225 - City of Brampton, Wards 3 and 4

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the consulting engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin Engineers and Constructors Inc., continue to be retained to carry out the additional design work required to complete the expanded intersection improvements at Steeles Avenue and Hurontario Street, at a total estimated cost of $45,000 (excluding G.S.T.), under Project No. 00-4225;

And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for additional consulting services by 20% of the estimated fee for unforeseen works where the actual requirements exceed the estimates to the limits allowed by the Purchasing By-law;

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

Carried 2001-258

PW-A5. Traffic Control Signal Approval - Signing Authority

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Corporate Policy W30-14 and By-law 16-98 be amended as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 5, 2001, titled "Traffic Control Signal Approval - Signing Authority";

And further, that the necessary By-law be enacted.

Carried 2001-259

PW-A6. Highway 427 Northerly Extension and Boundary Transportation Study

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the Cole Sherman report titled "Highway 427 Northerly Extension" dated November 2000 be received for information;

And further, that the Region of Peel jointly with York Region, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, and City of Vaughan undertake a Boundary Transportation Study to identify interim and long term solutions to address existing and projected need and to carry out an Environmental Assessment for the preferred interim solution;

And further, that staff be authorized to enter into a cost sharing agreement with the Region of York to engage the services of an Engineering Consultant to carry out the Boundary Transportation Study and Environmental Assessment for the preferred interim solution at an estimated total cost of $300,000;

And further, that the 50% Peel share of the necessary funds for Project 01-4370 estimated at $150,000 be provided from the Capital Budget item 99-4300 to be financed as follows:

Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve $ 50,000
Development Charges $100,000
Total Region of Peel Contribution $150,000

And further, that the Minister of Transportation of Ontario be requested to proceed in 2001 with the Environmental Assessment Study process and Route Location Study for the northerly extension of Highway 427;

And further, that the Regional Clerk provide copies of this report for information to the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon, York Region, the City of Vaughan, the Township of King and the Ministry of Transportation;

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

Carried 2001-260

Staff undertook to seek clarification from the Ministry of Transportation as to their level of involvement with respect to the scope of the Environmental Assessments and the appropriate Ministry contacts.

Staff was also requested to investigate cost sharing opportunities with the Province for those elements of the Environmental Assessment being carried out by Peel that satisfy the needs of the Province.

PW-A7. Implementation of Stopping Prohibitions, Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) in Bolton - Town of Caledon, Wards 4 and 5

Moved by Councillor Harker,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 48-94 with respect to implementing a stopping prohibition on the west side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to a point located 215 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) for the hours of 06:00 to 09:00, Monday to Friday;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 48-94 with respect to implementing a stopping prohibition on the east side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to a point located 215 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) for the hours of 16:00-19:00, Monday to Friday;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to amend by-law 48-94 with respect to implementing a stopping prohibition on both sides of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Elizabeth Street to Regional Road 9 (King Street) anytime;

And further, that the stopping prohibitions for the east and west sides of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to a point located 215 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Elizabeth Street to Regional Road 9 (King Street) anytime be monitored for a 4-month trial period;

And further, that an Open House be held to review the impact of the stopping prohibitions and other traffic solutions in the Town of Caledon;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works advise Regional Council of an action plan and date of the Open House.

Carried 2001-261

See also Resolution 2001-308

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to investigate Provincial Standards with respect to flashing school zone speed limits.

PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Peel Area Weed Inspector

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That Stan Curylo of Systems and Operations and David Crake, of Systems and Operations be appointed as Peel's Area Weed Inspectors in accordance with Section 6(1) of The Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works be delegated the authority to appoint Peel Area Weed Inspectors in accordance with The Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1990;

And further, that the appropriate by-laws be presented in this regard;

And further, that the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs be so advised.

Carried 2001-262

See also Resolution 2001-308

PW-B2. Downspout Disconnection Program, Park Royal - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That R-CON Contracting Inc. be awarded the contract for the completion of downspout disconnections in the Park Royal Area, in the amount of $646,430 (exclusive of taxes) of which the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga will share the costs 50/50. Peel's share is available in capital cost centre 01-2215;

And further, that the authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements to the lowest responsive and responsible Vendor for this and subsequent periods, where the actual annual or seasonal 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.

Carried 2001-263

PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-C1. Appeal of 2000 Sanitary Surcharge for Hubbert's Industries, 7210 Torbram Road - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the Third Quarter analytical result of 7,560 mg/litre CBOD be eliminated from the calculation of the 2000 Sanitary Surcharge for Hubbert's Industries;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 6, 2001, titled "Appeal of 2000 Sanitary Surcharge for Hubbert's Industries, 7210 Torbram Road - City of Mississauga, Ward 5" be sent to Mr. John Lambe of Hubbert's Industries.

Carried 2001-264

PW-C2. 2000 Summary of Sanitary Surcharge Companies and 2001 Rate for Industrial Waste Surcharge Agreements

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That a by-law be enacted to set the 2001 Qualitative Sewer Surcharge Rate at $0.938 per thousand imperial gallons;

And further, that the Environmental Control Section, Water and Wastewater Treatment Division, advise all industries presently under surcharge agreements that effective January 1, 2001, the Qualitative Sewer Surcharge Rate will be $0.938 per thousand imperial gallons;

And further, that all companies presently under surcharge agreements must provide an irrevocable letter of credit for 25% of their estimated annual surcharge;

And further, that all new agreements dated after January 1, 2001, be at the Qualitative Sewer Surcharge Rate of $0.938 per thousand imperial gallons and must be accompanied by an irrevocable letter of credit for 25% of the estimated annual surcharge.

Carried 2001-265

See also Resolution 2001-308

PW-C3. Biosolids Refurbishing Project No. 99-2970, Lakeview Water Pollution Control Plant - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That funding for Project 99-2970 change from pending status to approved;

And further, that $7 million of the allocated $10.3 million be utilized for short term works;

And further, that staff advise Council of any future works relating to the refurbishment of the Lakeview Biosolids facility;

And further, that the Ontario Clean Water Agency provide assistance in the completion of these works in accordance with the terms of the servicing agreement.

Carried 2001-266

PW-C4. Total Water Quality Management Plan

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That Regional Council approve the development of a Total Water Quality Master Plan, at a total estimated cost of $110,000.00, under Project 01-1010;

And further, that the necessary funding for the above project be provided for Capital Budget Item 01-1010, to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to approve the purchases of all goods and services required for the completion of the Total Water Quality Master Plan.

Carried 2001-267

PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. David Thomson, Mayor, Municipality of Brockton expressing their Deepest Gratitude for Peel's Generosity in Walkerton's Recent Water Contamination Crisis

Received 2001-268

PW-D2. Brad Clark, Minister of Transportation responding to Mayor McCallion's Inquiry regarding Improvements to the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) / Hurontario Street (Highway 10) and QEW / Dixie Road Interchanges

Received 2001-269


ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

H-A. Housing

H-A1. Housing and Shelter in Peel Region: First Annual Report Card on Housing and Homelessness Initiatives
Presentation by Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That Regional Council authorize the Commissioner of Housing and Property to pursue Federal and Provincial program funding opportunities within the Continuum of Supports framework, aimed at prevention of homelessness and provision of direct services to those who are homeless and at-risk in the Region of Peel;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Housing, dated March 1, 2001, titled "Housing and Shelter in Peel Region: First Annual Report Card on Housing and Homelessness Initiatives" be forwarded to all area MPPs and MPs.

Carried 2001-270

H-A2. Community Partners Program

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That Service Contracts be entered into with the Catholic Cross-Cultural Services, Malton Neighbourhood Services and the John Howard Society of Peel for the purpose of fulfilling their mandate under the Community Partners Program;

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

Carried 2001-271

H-A3. Community Supports Plan to Address Homelessness in the Region of Peel

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Regional Council approve the Community Supports Plan, formatted to meet Federal requirements for future Region of Peel applications under the Federal Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative, to address homelessness in the Region of Peel;

And further, that Council endorse submission of the Community Supports Plan to Human Resources and Development Canada;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Housing, dated March 1, 2001, titled "Community Supports Plan to Address Homelessness in the Region of Peel" be forwarded to all area MPPs and MPs.

Carried 2001-272

H-A4. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Housing Policy Options Team Update

Received 2001-273

H-B. Property

H-B1. Transfer of Part of Region Owned Property to the City of Mississauga for the Widening of Terry Fox Way, City of Mississauga, Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the lands described as Part of Lot 4, Concession 2, West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R-7136 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Carried 2001-274


Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That the lands described as Part of Lot 4, Concession 2, West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R-7136 be conveyed gratuitously to the Corporation of the City of Mississauga;

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 including the execution of all Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.

Carried 2001-275


H-C. COMMUNICATIONS

H-C1. Novina Wong, City Clerk, City of Toronto regarding "Toronto Report Card on Homelessness 2001"

Received 2001-276


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

M-A. Chief Administrative Officer

M-A1. Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP)

Received 2001-277

M-A2. Ontario Municipal (CAO's) Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI)

Received 2001-278

M-A3. Peel's Position on the Deloitte Consulting Report "Getting Started: A Review of the Greater Toronto Services Board"

Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That Regional Council continue to maintain its position as stated in the report titled, "Response to Request for Comments on the Review of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) - Phase 1 Report, Addressing GTA-Wide Challenges" dated October 11, 2000;

And further, that the Region of Peel's October 11, 2000 report serve as the primary response to the Phase 2, Deloitte report titled "Getting Started: A Review of the Greater Toronto Services Board";

And further, that if any option is adopted by the Greater Toronto Services Board it should NOT include:

  • the power to be the sole borrowing agent for all municipalities in the GTA,
  • a legislated mandate for involvement in service delivery, with the exception of transit through the GT Transit Authority,
  • the power to develop a GTA official plan, and
  • the power to be the body through which all federal and provincial funding is channelled;

And further, that the subject report be provided to the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, the Greater Toronto Services Board and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Carried 2001-279

Councillor Fennell requested that Council be provided with further information with respect to recommendation 1b - GTA Transportation Agency, as set out in the letter dated March 23, 2001 from the Chair of the Greater Toronto Services Board.

Councillor Palleschi departed at 11:30 a.m.


CORPORATE SERVICES

M-B. Legal Services

M-B1. Access to the Municipal Rights-of-Way by Telecommunications Companies

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the Region of Peel adopt a level playing field for all telecommunications companies;

And further, that Council endorse the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' five management principles respecting access by telecommunications companies to the municipal rights-of-way as outlined in Appendix II of this Report;

And further, that the Region contribute a total of $10,000 from capital cost centre 00-7612 to the Municipal Rights-of-Way Defence Fund ["Defence Fund"] established by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities;

And further, that the Region require telecommunications companies having existing installations within the Regional right-of-way and those requesting permission to make such installations in the future to enter into a municipal access agreement in accordance with the principles outlined in the joint report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Commissioner of Housing and Property and Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 8, 2001;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate municipal access agreements with telecommunications companies to permit the installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment in, under and upon Regional Roads in accordance with the principles outlined in Appendix I of the subject report;

And further, that upon the delivery of a signed municipal access agreement by a telecommunications company, the Commissioner of Public Works or his designate be authorized to approve the installation and use of equipment on the Regional right-of-way pending the execution of the agreement by the Region;

And further, that the Region's duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute the necessary agreements;

And further, that the necessary by-law be enacted.

Carried 2001-280

M-C. Clerk's

M-C1. Minutes of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee held March 8, 2001

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-1-2001:

That the agenda for the March 8, 2001, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad Hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-281


3. REPORT/ITEMS

a) Terms of Reference

Received 2001-282

b) Peel's Representatives on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors Update (Oral)

Received 2001-283

Bernard Wilson: In 2000, passenger traffic was 28,930,036, an increase of 4% over 1999. There was a 0.19% decrease in aircraft movement as a result of airline consolidation (Air Canada and Canadian). The airport building program's target is to build for a capacity of not less than 50 million.

Ronald Dennis: The Terminal Development Project is slightly behind schedule due to the cement drivers' strike, but it is 1% under-budget at this time. It is 8% complete and Phase I is scheduled to open in late 2003. The new arrival and departure roadways, bridges and utilities are about 26% complete and 5% under-budget. The new parking garage is on schedule, 15% complete, slightly under-budget and will be completed in the fall of 2002, prior to the opening of the new terminal building.

The four Infield Development Facilities are well underway. In order to accommodate the new terminal it was necessary to relocate a number of airport facilities infield. The new cargo buildings are approximately 62% complete and are expected to be complete by the end of the year. One of the cargo facilities will be occupied entirely by Air Canada, and the other will be a multi-tennant cargo facility. Cara Flight Kitchen will be moving its operations into its new state-of-the-art facility in 2001. There will also be an infield passenger holdroom that will allow the airport authority to maintain adequate passenger capacity during the transfer of operations from Terminal 1 to the new terminal building. It was noted that this holdroom building alone, is the size of Ottawa's airport.

In April 1999, Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) was the first airport in North America to be ISO 14001 Certified. All projects undergo Environmental Assessments and there were 953 environmental screenings completed in 2000.

The GTAA is continually working to improve stormwater management. The Etobicoke Stormwater Management Facility, designed to reduce or eliminate glycol discharges to Etobicoke Creek, was operational in May 2000. Moores Creek Stormwater Management Facility, built to prevent contaminated stormwater from reaching Spring Creek, was substantially completed by December 2000. Major stormwater outfalls are monitored and sampled weekly, with the exception of the winter season when sampling increases to once a day. The GTAA is investigating the possibility of recycling Glycol further.

Air quality is monitored continuously at the airport, taking on-line measurements of eleven pollutants every two-and-one-half minutes. The airport has a state-of-the-art air monitoring system and emissions are well within the provincial government guidelines. In order to reduce air pollution, the GTAA has engaged in a number of initiatives including: construction of a new power plant that will reduce Nitrogen Oxide emissions by 50%; using alternative fuel vehicles - 2 hybrid electric and three compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles; establishment of an employee carpooling program; and the establishment of an incentive program for taxis to use more environmentally safe fuels, such as natural gas.

A new waste sortation and transfer is being built in the infield. Chair Kolb requested that any arrangements made to use Peel's incinerator come directly through the Region of Peel.

Bernard Wilson reported that in June 2000 regional jet trials were initiated to permit regional jet (RJ's) aircraft to turn immediately following takeoff. This trial was expected to increase the operating efficiency of the airport and have minimal noise impact. The trial has been preliminary reviewed by the Technical Noise Committee and more detailed reports are expected at a future meeting, and these will be shared with the Committee at a later date.

The GTAA has advocated since its inception, a co-ordinated regional system of airports that would allow for an integration of transportation services. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is currently serviced by a number of airports including LBPIA, Buttonville Airport, Toronto City Centre Airport, and Oshawa Airport. Each of these is focused on a different market, is operated by different bodies, and has autonomous objectives. As a result, aviation in the region suffers from a lack of co-ordination. The GTAA's strategic approach is to have an integrated system managed by one operator consisting of 3 airports: LBPIA will remain the region's international and long haul domestic airport and the premier gateway to eastern North America; Toronto City Centre Airport would accommodate a niche market of business and general aviation; and a regional airport on the Pickering lands (18,000 acres available). The GTAA's vision embraces the eventual replacement of Buttonville and Oshawa Airports with a new regional airport on the Pickering lands in order to accommodate the expected demand for air transportation services from the eastern part of the GTA. Chairman Kolb inquired as to Hamilton Airport's role in the integrated system. Bernard Wilson advised that the GTAA has no immediate arrangement with Hamilton, and the GTAA's priority at the moment is the expansion at LBPIA.

Additional Items

Federal Minister of Transportation Announcement regarding the Downtown-LBPIA Rail Link

Bernard Wilson: The Committee was advised that an announcement was expected to be made by the Federal Transportation Minister, David Collenette, at a Board of Trade breakfast meeting. The announcement was the construction of a high-speed rail link between the LBPIA and downtown core, and that interest from the private sector to build and operate will be sought. Committee members were further advised that the GTAA had already incorporated a link in their planning for sometime.

Travel Fees - Airport Improvement Fees (AIF)

Chairman Kolb inquired about the $10 travel fee that will be imposed. Ronald Dennis responded that the $10 departure fee is an Airport Improvement Fee (AIF) to be used for capital and infrastructure improvements. The fee will be collected with the cost of the ticket and LBPIA is one of the last airports in North America to charge this fee. The fee will be implemented June 1st, 2001 and the airlines have been given 90 days notice. The announcement to the public will be made shortly (60 days in advance). There will also be a through traffic fee of $7 charged to passengers passing through the airport via connecting flights.

Foot and Mouth Disease, United Kingdom (U.K) Visitors to LBPIA

Precautions have been taken to ensure that the Foot and Mouth disease is not brought into Canada by visitors from the U.K. International passengers are being requested to step through disinfectant pads with their shoes, and Canada Customs have increased scrutiny of baggage for food items.

Chairman Kolb reiterated that this highlights the need for safe disposal of waste via incineration of all waste generated from international flights.

727 Airplanes

Councillor Dick Metzak raised the issue of airlines using 727's airplanes on their short-haul domestic flights. He expressed concern about the hours of operation, the runways these planes will be using, and a possible increase in noise complaints. Ronald Dennis advised Peel's members that the GTAA would follow up on this issue.


M-C2. Appointments to the Internet Safety Committee

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That Councillors Begley, Harker and Prentice be appointed to the Internet Safety Committee for a term ending on November 30, 2003, or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.

Carried 2001-284

M-C3. Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) 2000 Annual Report

Received 2001-285


FINANCE

M-D. Controller's Division

M-D1. 2000 Triannual Financial Report - Year End (Unaudited)

Received 2001-286

M-E. Information Technology Services

M-E1. Technical Resources for the Financial, Payroll and Human Resources Systems Upgrade (PeopleSoft Software)

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That Team Software and the Leaside Group be awarded contracts as technical resources for the PeopleSoft Version 8 Upgrade Project at an estimated cost of $281,600 excluding applicable taxes;

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

Carried 2001-287

M-F. COMMUNICATIONS

M-F1. Marjory Morden, Clerk, Town of Caledon regarding Appointments to the Land Division Committee
Received 2001-288

M-F2. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon regarding Delegation of Tax Ratio -Setting Authority

Received 2001-289

M-F3. Steve Isaak, Executive Director, Halton-Peel District Health Council (HPDHC) regarding Nominations to the Halton-Peel District Council

Received 2001-290

M-F4. Organization of Small Urban Municipalities (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) regarding the 48th Annual Conference & Trade Show

Received 2001-291

M-F5. Neil H. Rodgers, President, Urban Development Institute (UDI)/Ontario regarding the UDI/Ontario response to a Review of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB)
Received 2001-292

M-F6. Elizabeth McLaren, Acting Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding the GTSB 2001 Budget and Levy By-law

Received 2001-293

M-F7. Elizabeth McLaren, Acting Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding the GO Transit 2001 Budget and Levy By-law

Received 2001-294


ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

P-A. Planning Policy and Research

P-A1. Housing Production in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area, Year End 2000

Received 2001-295

P-A2. Niagara Escarpment Plan Review

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That Regional Council endorse the comments of Planning staff regarding the proposed amendments to the Niagara Escarpment Plan attached to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated March 8, 2001, titled "Niagara Escarpment Plan Review" as Appendix I;

And further, that the subject report be used as information and provide an overview for the Niagara Escarpment Commission's review process for the five-year review of the Niagara Escarpment Plan;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Niagara Escarpment Commission, Region of Halton, and the Town of Caledon for their information.

Carried 2001-296


P-B. COMMUNICATIONS

P-B1. Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GO Transit) Agenda - March 9, 2001

Received 2001-297

P-B2. Beth Benson, Executive Director, Waterfront Regeneration Trust advising of the 2000 Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Clean Waters Summit Bulletin

Received 2001-298

P-B3. Carol Seglins, Mayor, Town of Caledon offering Assistance in Determining Land Use Approvals, as it Relates to the Regional Official Plan (ROP)

Received 2001-299


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH

Councillor Prentice arrived at 12:00 p.m.

HS-A. Finance and Administration

HS-A1. Mandatory Program Compliance 1999

Presentation by Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health

Received 2001-300

Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health made a brief presentation to Council concerning Peel's compliance with Health Programs and Services Guidelines as mandated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

The Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health were congratulated for their leadership and efforts in developing a realistic business plan.

HS-B. Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases

HS-B1. Influenza Vaccine Safety

Received 2001-301

HS-B2. The Need for a Provincial Response to West Nile Virus

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That Regional Council endorse the request of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health to Premier Mike Harris to develop an effective provincial response for the West Nile Virus in collaboration with local Boards of Health;

And further, that Regional Council endorse the recommendations from the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit set out in a March 8, 2001 letter to Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care;

And further, that this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Health, the Council of Medical Officers of Health, and the Chair, Board of Health, Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit.

Carried 2001-302


HS-C. Healthy Lifestyles

HS-C1. Nomination for 2001 World Health Organization's "Clean the Air" Award

Received 2001-303

See also Resolutions 2001-253 and 2001-254


HS-D. Family Health

HS-D1. Healthy Babies Healthy Children 2001 Provincial Funding

Received 2001-304

HS-D2. New Baby Clinics

Received 2001-305

HS-D3. Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel

Received 2001-306


HS-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-E1. Halton-Peel District Health Council News, February 2001

Received 2001-307

The Medical Officer of Health was requested to provide Council with information regarding the precautions being taken at Pearson International Airport with respect to foot and mouth disease.


8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


9. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 14-2001: A by-law to implement a stopping prohibition on the west side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to a point located 215 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) for the hours of 06:00-09:00, Monday to Friday, to implement a stopping prohibition on the east side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to a point located 215 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) for the hours of 16:00-19:00, Monday to Friday, to implement a stopping prohibition on both sides of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Elizabeth Street to Regional Road 9 (King Street) anytime, 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 16-2001: A by-law to amend By-law Number 73-75 being a By-law to appoint an Area Weed Inspector for the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 17-2001: A by-law to authorize the execution of Municipal Access Agreements by the Clerk and Regional Solicitor.

By-law 18-2001: A by-law to establish a qualitative sewer surcharge rate.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 14-2001 and 16-2001 to 18-2001 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 2001-308

See also Resolutions 2001-261, 2001-262 and 2001-265

b) Area Municipal

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 83-2001: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of no parking in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 85-2001: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of no stopping in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 112-2001: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of prohibited turns in the City of Mississauga.


Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the City of Mississauga by-laws, being By-laws 83-2001, 85-2001 and 112-2001 listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, be approved.

Carried 2001-309


10. OTHER BUSINESS


11. NOTICES OF MOTION


12. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the Council Reports related to the following:

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


  • Labour relations or employee negotiations


  • the security of the property of the Regional Corporation

Carried 2001-310


Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2001-311


13. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

Deferred to the April 12, 2001 General Committee Meeting

See also Resolution 2001-252

b) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Council formally request that the Provincial government amend the definition of "plumber" in the regulations to the Trade Qualifications and Apprentice Act to add "the removal, installation, servicing and/or maintenance of water meters" to the existing exemptions outlined in that definition.

Carried 2001-312

c) The security of the property of the Regional Corporation

Withdrawn 2001-313

See also Resolution 2001-252


14. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That By-law 19-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 29, 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 2001-314


15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:38 p.m.

B. Zeran
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair