THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

April 19, 2001

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Iannicca recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley, L. Bissellw, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell*, C. Gylesw, C. Harker, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallionw, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice*, P. Saito*, C. Seglinsw, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead
 
Members Absent: nil
 
Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; J. Savage, Acting 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; Pam Hillock, Manager, Legislative Services; A. Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 29, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Councillor McCallion inquired about previous communications between the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton with respect to the no smoking by-law. Councillor McCallion advised that the Region of Halton borders the City of Mississauga which creates a challenge for nearby eating establishments. The Commissioner of Health undertook to follow up and provide members of Regional Council with a summary of previous communications between the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton, regarding the no-smoking by-law.

Councillor Harker requested clarification on Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-A7 Implementation of Stopping Prohibitions, Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) in Bolton - Town of Caledon, Wards 4 and 5 from the March 29, 2001 minutes with respect to having the stopping prohibition on Highway 50 coincide with morning rush hours. Public Works staff undertook to review and follow up on this matter.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair,

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held March 29, 2001, be approved.

Carried 2001-315


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the agenda for the April 19, 2001 be amended to withdraw By-law
20-2001;

And further, that a letter from the Minister of Finance, dated April 18, 2001 regarding Extension of the Property Tax Policy Deadline be added to the agenda;

And further, that an item regarding Pay for Performance at the Region of Peel be added to the agenda;

And further, that the agenda for the April 19, 2001 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2001-316

See also Resolutions 2001-319, 2001-356 and 2001-373

Councillor Prentice arrived at 9:48 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Carolyn Kearns, Consultant, The Randolph Group regarding Renewing the Region of Peel's Strategic Plan - Progress Report

Received 2001-317

See also Resolution 2001-318

The CAO undertook to include an illustration of changes between the Beyond 2000 Strategic Plan and the proposed strategic plan in the forthcoming report to be presented to Council in June.

Item 7a was dealt with.

a) Renewing the Region of Peel's Strategic Plan - Progress Report

Received 2001-318

See also Resolution 2001-317

Councillor Gyles departed at 10:20 a.m.

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:25 a.m.

Councillor Saito arrived at 10:30 a.m.


6. COMMUNICATIONS

Additional Item

a) James Flaherty, Minister of Finance regarding Extension of the Property Tax Policy Deadline

Received 2001-319

See also Resolutions 2001-316 and 2001-356


7. REPORTS


General Committee

  GC-2001-4 - General Committee Minutes
  Meeting held April 12, 2001

A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with regards to discussion related to the Kraft Paper Bags addressed under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW2 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-26-2001:

That the agenda for the April 12, 2001, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-320


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Additional Item

Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Joe Moore, General Manager, Land Ambulance Services and John Flynn, Senior Operations Manager, Superior Ambulance presented a paramedic certificate to Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for his assistance in delivering a newborn while on a site visit with the Emergency Communications group.

D1. Nancy Zavershnik, Past Chair, Transhelp Advisory Committee regarding Transhelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

Received 2001-321

See also Resolution 2001-322

The delegation was advised that a representative from Brampton Transit and a representative from Mississauga Transit be invited to join the Transhelp Advisory Committee. Transhelp staff to provide further information on "unsafe situations" experienced with Taxi service.

Item HS5 was dealt with.

HS5. Transhelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-27-2001:

That the Transhelp Advisory Committee 2000 Annual Report be received with thanks by the General Committee of Regional Council;

And further, that staff be asked to report on service demand and growth plan in May 2001;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated February 19, 2001, titled "Transhelp Advisory Committee Annual Report" be forwarded to the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) Transportation Committee.

Approved 2001-322

See also Resolution 2001-321

D2. Glenn Barnes, Chair, Transhelp Advisory Committee regarding Impact of Demand on Transhelp Riders

Received 2001-323

See also Resolution 2001-324

Item HS6 was dealt with.

HS6. Transhelp Service Growth Demands

RECOMMENDATION GC-28-2001:

That Council approve access to the Social Grants Reserve (R1260) up to $300,000 to meet the immediate need for Transhelp trips linked to dialysis;

And further, that staff be authorized to bring a report to Council by July 2001 providing a detailed analysis of the growth demands and a growth plan for the Transhelp program.

Approved 2001-324

See also Resolution 2001-323


Members of General Committee commended the delegations from Transhelp on their informative presentation and thanked Nancy Zavershnik for her dedication and commitment to the program.

Item D5 was dealt with.

D5. Inspector Ken MacDonald, Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment Commander regarding Road Safety Value Partnership Enforcement Fund (RSVP)

RECOMMENDATION GC-29-2001:

That the Region of Peel support the R.S.V.P. Program request from the Town of Caledon;

And further, that the 2001 operating budget for O.P.P. Municipal Policing Services in Caledon be increased by $9,200 to be funded from a contribution from the Caledon O.P.P. stabilization reserve so as to ensure no impact on the overall 2001 net tax levy.

Approved 2001-325

D3. John Huether, Executive Director, and Barbara Horvath, President, Board of Directors, Children's Aid Society, Region of Peel regarding Children's Aid Society Activities and Provincial Child Welfare Reform

Received 2001-326

Barbara Horvath and John Huether gave an update on the Children's Aid Society's activities including volume trends in new investigations and new family cases. John Huether recited a poem, titled "Inside (spaces)", prepared by Ashley Staring a fourteen year old student and youth in care.

D4. Steve Isaak, Executive Director, Scott MacLeod and Chris Altmayer, Halton/Peel District Health Council regarding Population Growth and Demographic Changes and their Potential Impact on Future Utilization of Health Care Services

Received 2001-327

Members of General Committee congratulated Steve Isaak and his team on their success at being a health planning body in all of the health service areas and for their teamwork with the other Health Councils.

Councillor Fennell requested the delegation to attend an upcoming Brampton Council meeting to provide a briefing on the City of Brampton's proposed 1200 health care beds designated to the City of Brampton.

D5. Inspector Ken MacDonald, Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment Commander regarding Road Safety Value Partnership Enforcement Fund (RSVP)

This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS1. Community Support Services for Older Adults: Towards a Strategic Plan - Working Paper, Region of Peel
Presentation by Ivy France, Housing Facilitator

RECOMMENDATION GC-30-2001:

That the Working Paper referred to in Appendix 1 of the report of the Commissioners of Social Services, Health and Housing and Property, dated February 7, 2001 and titled "Community Support Services for Older Adults: Towards a Strategic Plan - Working Paper, Region of Peel" be endorsed;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Halton-Peel District Health Council and the Community Care Access Centre of Peel, for their information;

And further, that staff in the Human Services Departments be directed to arrange a joint meeting with the Halton-Peel District Health Council (HPDHC) and the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) of Peel to review the issues raised in the Working Paper, dated November, 2000 titled "Community Support Services for Older Adults: Towards A Strategic Plan", refine the Proposed Strategic Directions and report on the results of that meeting.

Approved 2001-328

HS2. Homelessness Prevention Program

Received 2001-329


SOCIAL SERVICES

General Services

HS3. Community Programs Funding/Purchase of Service Guidelines Policies - F30-05 (Revisions)

RECOMMENDATION GC-31-2001:

That the revisions to the Community Programs Funding Policies F30-05, attached as Appendix 1 to the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated March 1, 2001, titled Community Programs Funding/Purchase of Service Guidelines Policies - F30-05 (Revisions) be approved;

And further, that all agencies listed in Appendix II to the subject report be recommended for three year funding agreements under a new Established Agency Funding category, beginning in 2001.

Approved 2001-330

Councillor Miles requested that paragraph 1 of page 8 of the subject report be revised to read "as programs which are fully funded".


Transhelp

HS4. Transhelp/NQI Journey to Excellence

Received 2001-331

HS5. Transhelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting

HS6. Transhelp Service Growth Demands

This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting


HEALTH

Finance and Administration

HS7. Peel Public Health

Received 2001-332

COMMUNICATIONS

HS8. Allan Rock, Minister of Health regarding the Federal Government's Commitment to Maintaining and Improving the Mental and Physical Well-being of Canadians

Received 2001-333

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Engineering and Construction

PW1. Intersection Improvement Works at Hwy 24 and 136/Cataract Road, Project 99-4235, 00-4610 - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-32-2001:

That Tender #2001-078T for the intersection improvement works at Hwy 24 and Hwy 136/Cataract Road, Town of Caledon, Ward 1, be awarded to Graham Brothers Construction Ltd. in the amount of $626,261.95 (exclusive of all applicable taxes) under Project 99-4235 and 00-4610;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $200,000.00 be provided for Project 99-4235 to be financed from Capital Finance Stabilization Reserve (R0210);

And further, that the Region of Peel continue to retain the Engineering consulting firm, Chisholm, Fleming and Associates, to carry out the project management, contract administration and construction inspection for the intersection improvement works at Hwy 24 and Hwy 136/Cataract Road, Town of Caledon, Ward 1, for an additional estimated cost of $20,000.00 plus applicable taxes under Project 99-4235;

And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend the contract for the intersection improvement works and/or the consulting engineering assignment for additional requirements to a maximum of 20% 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 2001-334

Waste Management

PW2. Systems Approach to Waste Management Update

Received 2001-335

Members of General Committee requested that the Commissioner of Public Works forward a copy of the Communication package on the Blue and Grey Box Collection and Three Bag Standard to members of the Waste Management Subcommittee for review prior to public distribution.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to make a presentation on the Three Bag Standard during a televised City of Brampton Council meeting as a means to address the public on a wider scale.

PW3. Air Pollution Control, Residue Removal and Disposal Services

RECOMMENDATION GC-33-2001:

That staff negotiate with Safety-Kleen Ltd. and Philip Environmental for the supply of Air Pollution Control (APC) Residue Removal and Disposal Services, renewable on a month to month basis, for up to one year for the estimated annual cost of $677,092 (exclusive of all applicable taxes) to be funded from cost centre WW50102;

And further, that staff report back to the Waste Management Subcommittee with a recommendation on the preferred system to process/treat the flyash;

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

Approved 2001-336

PW4. Three Bag Standard Program

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That Recommendation GC-34-2001 of the April 12, 2001 General Committee meeting be amended to read:

"That By-law 80-96, the current waste collection by-law, be repealed;

And further, that a new waste collection by-law that will incorporate a Three Bag Standard for residential waste collection be enacted and the appropriate by-law be presented to Council;

And further, that staff implement the communications strategies as outlined in the subject report for weekly Blue and Grey Box Collection and Three Bag Standard;

And further, that staff negotiate and enter into contracts with the retail sector in the Region of Peel to potentially distribute and sell tags;

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

Carried 2001-337

The Commissioner of Public Works undertook to provide results of the bag limit progams in Markham and Barrie.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to make garbage tags available at the Town of Caledon Libraries and increase the number of tag distribution locations in the City of Mississauga.


COMMUNICATIONS

PW5. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon Requesting the Review and Consideration of Support for the Town of Mono's Resolution 23-3-2001 regarding Spreading of Biosolids-Abandoned Wells

Referred to Public Works

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

Legal Services

M1. Assessment of Farmland Zoned for Development Prior to Current Value Assessment - Appeals by Slough Estates Canada Limited and Menkes Industrial Parks Limited

Received 2001-338

Clerk's

M2. Appointments to the United Way of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-35-2001:

That Councillor Whitehead be appointed to the United Way of Peel Region Board of Directors for a term ending on November 30, 2003 or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the United Way of Peel Region be so advised.

Approved 2001-339

M3. Minutes of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee (ECAC) held March 29, 2001

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-1-2001:

That the agenda for the March 29, 2001, Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-340


3. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND/OR CO-CHAIRS

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-2-2001:

That Councillor Palleschi be appointed as Chair of Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2003;

And further, that Councillors Prentice and Seglins be appointed as Co-Chairs of Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2003.

Approved 2001-341


4. REPORTS

a) October 12, 2000 Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee Minutes

Received 2001-342

J.S. Moore, General Manager, Ambulance and Emergency Services, introduced Paul Stoner, Operations Manager of Mississauga Central Ambulance Communication Centre (CACC), who was invited to the meeting as per direction to staff noted in the October 12, 2000 minutes of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee.

b) Public Safety Answering Point Survey Results
Presentation by J.S. Moore, General Manager, Ambulance and Emergency Programs

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-3-2001:

That pursuant to the workplan of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee as approved by Council on October 26, 2000, members of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee and the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee Task Force conduct site visits of communications facilities within Piniellas and Hillsboro Counties (Florida), Montgomery and Arlington Counties (Virginia), Prince Georges County (Maryland), Syracuse (New York), and the Montreal Urban Community (PQ) to review operational, funding, and administrative approaches to providing emergency communications systems;

And further, that site visits be divided among members of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee, as appropriate, to conserve resources in the fact finding exercise.

Approved 2001-343

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-4-2001:

That staff report back on the funding sources for Police Services which are identified as financially accountable for a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) among the respondents to the PSAP Survey.

Approved 2001-344

c) Elements of Emergency Services Communications and Staffing
Presentation by R.K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor

Received 2001-345

d) Current System Statistics and Trends
Remarks by Inspector P. Tetzlaff, Peel Regional Police

Received 2001-346

e) Peel Regional Police regarding the Establishment of a Back-Up 9-1-1 Answering Capability

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-5-2001:

That staff report back to the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee regarding the location and cost of a Back-Up 911 Answering Capability.

Approved 2001-347

f) Peel Regional Police regarding Adequacy Standards Regulation, Ministry Accredited Training and Core Competencies

Received 2001-348

g) Peel Regional Police regarding Ministry Mandated Training, Suspect Apprehension Pursuits

Received 2001-349


5. SCHEDULE OF FUTURE MEETINGS

Members of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee determined that the next meeting should be held at the call of the Chair subsequent to the planned site visits.


6. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item

a) Emergency Communications Facilities Operations

RECOMMENDATION ECAC-6-2001:

That P. Tetzlaff, Inspector, Peel Regional Police, K. Duffy, Assistant Deputy Chief, Mississauga Fire and Ambulance Services and P. Stoner, Operations Manager, Mississauga Central Ambulance Communication Centre (CACC) return to a future meeting of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee to explain the operations of each communications facility in greater detail.

Approved 2001-350

FINANCE

Controller's Division

M4. 2000 Investment Report
Presentation by Janice Tuffnail, Manager, Treasury Services

RECOMMENDATION GC-36-2001:

That in compliance with Provincial Legislation governing municipal investment practices as outlined in Appendix 1 of the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance dated February 26, 2001, titled "2000 Investment Report" be approved.

Approved 2001-351


COMMUNICATIONS

M5. Minutes of the Court of Revision held March 27, 2001

Received 2001-352

M6. Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Prohibiting Municipalities from Charging Permit Fees to Gas Companies

Received 2001-353

M7. Helen Johns, Associate Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care regarding Peel's Eligibility to Receive Special Funding for Land Ambulance Services

Received 2001-354

See also Resolution 2001-355

M8. Mary Kardos Burton, Executive Director, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care regarding Funding for Replacement of Land Ambulance Vehicles and Related Equipment

Received 2001-355

See also Resolution 2001-354

M9. James M. Flaherty, Minister of Finance regarding the Delegation of Tax Ratio Setting Authority

Received 2001-356

See also Resolutions 2001-316 and 2001-319

Councillor McCallion requested that staff seek an extension to the April 30, 2001 deadline at the upcoming meeting with James Flaherty, Minister of Finance regarding delegation of tax ratio setting authority.

M10. J. Craig Mather, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) regarding Notice of Meeting to Approve 2001 Non-Matching Levy for the TRCA

Received 2001-357

M11. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding Rural Economic Development Workshops

Received 2001-358

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

Planning Policy and Research

P1. Construction Activity in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area, Year-End 2000

Received 2001-359


COMMUNICATIONS

P2. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding New Funding for Ontario Grain and Oilseed Farmers

Received 2001-360

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Housing

H1. Social Housing Reform Act - Joint Local Transfer Plan
Presentation by Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and Dawn Langtry, Executive Assistant

RECOMMENDATION GC-37-2001:

That in accordance with Bill 128, that Council approve the Joint Local Transfer Plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property dated March 23, 2001, titled "Social Housing Reform Act - Joint Local Transfer Plan";

And further, that staff be authorized to submit the plan for approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Approved 2001-361

H2. Homeless Youth Task Force/Network

RECOMMENDATION GC-38-2001:

That Regional Council endorse the Terms of Reference of the Homeless Youth Network;

And further, that Regional Council approve, in principle, the establishment of a Youth Village model in Peel;

And further, that Regional Council authorize continued use of the services of present consultant/facilitator to maintain continuity of Network support, to address community agency underfunding, pooling implications and overall project implementation;

And further, that Regional Council approve use of federal Homegrown Solutions funding to pay the costs of using the Network facilitator;

And further, that Regional Council request the Commissioner of Housing and Property to report back on the underutilization of existing properties that meet the criteria for the Peel Youth Village model;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property, dated April 1, 2001, titled Homeless Youth Task Force/Network be forwarded to all area MPPs and MPs.

Approved 2001-362

Councillor Seglins volunteered to sit on the Homeless Youth Task Force.

H3. New Social Housing Supply

RECOMMENDATION GC-39-2001:

That the Region of Peel develop and propose an agreement with the Federal Government to be an equal partner in a new social housing supply program;

And further, that the funding needed to participate in this social housing supply partnership be made available through the social housing reserve;

And further, that following this partnership agreement, the Province of Ontario be requested to support an ongoing rent subsidization program for projects built under this agreement;

And further, that an Expression of Interest be issued to Peel's development community requesting submissions from those firms having suitable land and interested in producing affordable housing;

And further, that the Commissioner of Housing and Property prepare a report that provides the authority to directly negotiate with the developers having suitable proposals resulting from the Expression of Interest;

And further, that the Commissioner of Finance and the Commissioner of Housing and Property report on prospective Regional participation in assembling the municipal support required to participate in the Federal supply program;

And further, that Regional Council request the partnership of the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon in assembling the municipal support required to participate in the Federal supply program;

And further, that the Commissioner of Housing and Property prepare a report that recommends a longer term source of funding to support any supply program while recognizing the other future cost liabilities of the existing social housing program.

Approved 2001-363

H4. Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-40-2001:

That the Terms of Reference for the Advisory Working Group be amended to increase the number of members to a maximum of 28 and that the 27 persons outlined in Appendix 1 of the report of the Commissioner of Housing dated March 27, 2001, titled "Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing in Peel" be approved as official members of the AWG;

And further, that staff be directed to organize the first meeting to be held before June 30, 2001;

And further, that the Terms of Reference be amended to allow for applicants who were not selected as members to be considered for membership on subcommittees as they are created and that the Advisory Working Group determine membership of subcommittees;

And further, that authority be given to the Advisory Working Group to create and manage a process for designating alternates of members as well as replacements for members who leave before the term is completed;

And further, that a membership appeals process outlined in this report be presented to the Advisory Working Group for its consideration;

And further, that the Commissioner of Housing and Property send correspondence to all applicants thanking them for their interest and advising of their membership status.

Approved 2001-364

H5. Peel Access to Housing Data Centre Operational Appeal Process for Applicants

RECOMMENDATION GC-41-2001:

That Council endorse the appeal process for social housing applicants as described in the report dated March 26, 2001 entitled "Peel Access to Housing Data Centre Operational Appeal Process for Applicants";

And further, that Housing and Property staff be directed to establish the Appeal Process Review Committee and begin operation;

And further, that Council establish the three member Housing Access Appeal Committee of Council which will be the third, and final, component of the Peel Access to Housing Data Centre Operational Appeal Process for Applicants;

And further, that Councillors Begley, Mullin and Whitehead be appointed to the Housing Access Appeal Committee.

Approved 2001-365

H6. Family Housing Work Group

RECOMMENDATION GC-42-2001:

That Regional Council authorize the Commissioner of Housing and Property to utilize Federal Supporting Communities Partnership Initiative funding and Provincial program funding opportunities to pursue the preparation of a proposal for a family transitional housing project in the Region;

And further, that this report be forwarded to all area MPPs and MPs.

Approved 2001-366

H7. Mental Health Week May 7-13, 2001

RECOMMENDATION GC-43-2001:

That the week of May 7-13, 2001 be proclaimed Mental Health Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2001-367

Property

H10. Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Land East Side of Professional Court, South of Derry Road - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-44-2001:

That the lands described as Part of Block 1, Registered Plan 43M-926, in the City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on Reference Plan 43R-19168 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2001-368

RESOLUTION 2011-368 RESCINDED BY 2001-668

RECOMMENDATION GC-45-2001:

That the Offer to Purchase Agreement between ABF Custom Mfg. Ltd. as Purchaser and The Regional Municipality of Peel as Vendor for the 3.5 acre parcel of land described as Part of Block 1, Registered Plan 43M-926, in the City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on Reference Plan 43R-19168 for a purchase price of $1,190,000.00, be accepted by the Regional Corporation;

And further, that the funds from the sale be deposited to Cost Centre GC02003 and Account 86694 on closing;

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

Approved 2001-368-1


COMMUNICATIONS

H8. The Honourable Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announcing Funding for Social Housing Transfer

Received 2001-369

H9. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding Social Housing Funding Announcement

Received 2001-370


Additional Items

Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) regarding Memo to Chair and Members of Regional Council dated April 11, 2001 concerning Foot and Mouth Disease

Received 2001-371

It was requested that the Chair write to the appropriate Federal officials to request that a pamphlet be distributed to travellers.

Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) (Oral)

Received 2001-372

Councillor McCallion expressed concerns about the report, dated March 20, 2001 titled "Peel's Position on the Deloitte Consulting Report "Getting Started: A review of the Greater Toronto Services Board" " addressed at Regional Council on March 29, 2001.

Councillor McCallion departed at 11:05 a.m.

Councillor Bissell departed at 11:30 a.m.


Staff Reports

a) Renewing the Region of Peel's Strategic Plan - Progress Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-318

b) 2001 Property Tax Levy By-law

Deferred to the May 10, 2001 Regional Council meeting 2001-374

See also Resolution 2001-378

Additional Items

c) Year 2001 Pay for Performance Program (Oral)
Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Paul Vivian, Director of Human Resources

Received 2001-373

See also Resolution 2001-316

d) Assessment and Tax Policy in Peel 2001
Presentation by Joe Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and Dan Labrecque, Controller

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That Council support staff's position on the following:

  • to not implement graduated tax rates;
  • to not create optional classes;
  • to not adopt a Municipal tax reduction program;
  • to not adopt a Phase-in program for residential; and
  • to review Charity and Low-Income Senior and Disabled Programs.

    Carried 2001-375


    Moved by Councillor Prentice,
    Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

    Whereas the recent property re-assessment process has resulted in significant impacts on the multi-residential property class;

    And whereas preliminary analysis indicates that with utilizing a 100% clawback rate on multi-residential properties realizing a property tax decrease, there still exists a funding shortfall in excess of $4 million after applying mandatory capping provisions of Bill 140;

    And whereas the provincial government has not provided Regional Council with all the data available to fully explore all funding options;

    And whereas the provincial government allowed for blended clawback rates, between Commercial and Industrial property classes, in 1998 and 1999 to deal with capping variances in the Industrial property class;

    And whereas announced Residential Education Tax Rates have been established at level which will impose a $14 million additional burden on the Residential and Multi-residential property classes;

    And whereas announced Non-residential Education Tax Rates will provide over $6 million of tax relief for the non-residential property classes;

    And whereas the Region of Peel's existing transitional tax ratios are well under the provincial Threshold values;

    And whereas the Region of Peel is committed to ensuring that tax policies are equitable to all property classes;

    Therefore, be it resolved that the Minister of Finance be requested to allow the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel to review the potential use of blending all capped classes for the purpose of establishing common clawback rates amongst the Commercial, Industrial and Multi-residential property classes, for the 2001 and 2002 taxation years.

    Carried 2001-376

  • Councillor Mullin requested information on the proposed communication strategy on education tax rates.


    8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


    9. BY-LAWS

    a) Regional

    Three Readings

    By-law 21-2001: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

    Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
    Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

    That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
    21-2001 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 2001-377

    By-law 24-2001: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2001 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on Area Municipalities.

    Deferred to the May 10, 2001 Regional Council meeting 2001-378

    See also Resolution 2001-374


    10. OTHER BUSINESS

    a) Alternate Appointment to the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB)

    Moved by Councillor Miles,
    Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

    Whereas, both the Regional Chair and his appointed alternate are unable to attend the Greater Toronto Services Board meeting scheduled for April 20, 2001;

    Therefore, be it resolved that Councillor Whitehead be appointed as the alternate to the Regional Chair on the Greater Toronto Services Board for the April 20, 2001 meeting.

    Carried 2001-379


    11. NOTICES OF MOTION


    12. IN CAMERA MATTERS

    Moved by Councillor Miles,
    Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

    That Council proceed 'In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of April 12, 2001, and Council reports relating to:

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

    Carried 2001-381

    Moved by Councillor Miles,
    Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

    That Council move out of In Camera.

    Carried 2001-382

  • Councillor Seglins departed at 12:15 p.m.


    13. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

      GC-2001-4 - General Committee In Camera Minutes
      Meeting held April 12, 2001

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

    Deferred until justification documents with respect to how the application
    complies with Provincial or Regional policies are received
    2001-383


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

    Withdrawn 2001-384


    14. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

    Moved by Councillor Saito,
    Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

    That By-law 23-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 19, 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 2001-385


    15. ADJOURNMENT

    The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

     

    B. Zeran
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    Regional Clerk
      E. Kolb
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    Regional Chair