THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
August 9, 2001

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:28 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mullin recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dalew, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, C. Harker, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallionw, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice*, P. Saito, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead*
   
Members Absent: C. Gyles
   
Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, Acting 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; J. Smith, Director, Healthy Lifestyles; P. Vivian, Director of Human Resources; P. Hillock, Acting Regional Clerk; A. Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) July 12, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on July 12, 2001 be approved.

Carried 2001-689

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the agenda for the August 9, 2001 Regional Council be amended to include an update on the smoking by-law;

And further, that the agenda for the August 9, 2001 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2001-690


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

Chaired by Councillor R. Begley

SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-A. General Services

HS-A1. Community Programs Funding/Established Agencies Multi-Year Funding

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That funding under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines be approved as provided in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner (Interim) of Social Services, dated June 28, 2001 titled "Community Program Funding/Established Agencies Multi-Year Funding" totalling $449,179 for the year 2001, $439,015 for the year 2002, and $447,430 for the year 2003, to be financed from Social Services Current Budget (CF00012 56743);

And further, that Regional Council approve Caledon/Dufferin Victim Services as an Established Agency under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines.

Carried 2001-691


HEALTH

HS-B. Health Planning

HS-B1. Ontario Medical Association Input to Walkerton Inquiry Part II: Protecting the Public's Health

Received 2001-692


HS-C. Healthy Lifestyles

HS-C1. Additional Funding for Case Management Program

Received 2001-693

HS-C2. Ontario Drug Benefit Coverage for Quit Smoking Medications

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Regional Council write to the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to request that nicotine replacement therapy and Zyban be covered under the Ontario Drug Benefits Plan to assist Ontario residents who want to quit smoking.

Carried 2001-694


HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Lyle Vanclief, MPP, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, letter dated July 11, 2001, Regarding Additional Measures taken against the Threat of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Received 2001-695

HS-D2. JoAnne Woodman, Resident, letter dated June 14, 2001, Acknowledging the Sheridan Villa Staff for their Excellent Customer Service

Received 2001-696

HS-D3. Evelyn L. Orth, Director, Council and Administrative Services / Regional Clerk, Regional Municipality of Waterloo, letter dated May 29, 2001, Providing Further Information Pertaining to Booster Seats and how the Waterloo Community Health Department (CHD) is Responding

Received 2001-697

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Chaired by Councillor M. Morrison

PW-A. Administration

PW-A1. Residents Wish to Acknowledge Efforts of Public Works On-Call Crew in Restoring Water Service to Household on December 24, 2000

Received 2001-698


PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Additional Watermain Installation on Mississauga Road and Steeles Avenue, Project 99-1970 - City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That 520m (1706 ft) of 300mm (12 inch) watermain be installed on Mississauga Road from Steeles Avenue northerly at an estimated total cost of $240,000 (excluding taxes) under Project No. 01-1365 to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve;

And further, that an additional 1400m (4593 ft) of 400mm (16 inch) watermain be installed on Steeles Avenue from Mississauga Road to Heritage Road at an estimated total cost of $660,000 (excluding taxes) under Project 99-1970;

And further, that staff be authorized to directly negotiate a contract extension for the above noted work with Mardave Construction Limited who are completing watermain works on Steeles Avenue, adjacent to the two sections noted above, under Project 99-1970;

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

Carried 2001-699

PW-B2. Queen Street East from West Drive to Airport Road and Dixie Road from Hillside Drive to Clark Boulevard Consultant Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration, Project 01-4030 - City of Brampton, Wards 7, 8, 9 and 11

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That the consulting engineering firm of McCormick Rankin Corporation, be retained to provide detailed design services for the widening of Queen Street East from West Drive to Airport Road and Dixie Road from Hillside Drive to Clark Boulevard in the City of Brampton, at a total estimated cost of $781,000 (excluding GST), under Project 01-4030;

And further, that the consulting engineering firm of McCormick Rankin Corporation be retained to provide contract administration services for the widening of Queen Street East from West Drive to Airport Road and Dixie Road from Hillside Drive to Clark Boulevard in the City of Brampton, based on Capital Funding approval for project construction (scheduled for 2003) at a total estimated cost of $580,000 (excluding GST), under Project 01-4030;

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 2001-700

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 9:42 a.m.

PW-B3. Additional Funds for Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Airport Road and Brock Drive, Project 01-4440 - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That signals be installed at the intersection of Airport Road and Brock Drive, north of Bovaird Drive/Castlemore Road;

And further, that the necessary funds for Project 01-4440, in the amount of $100,000 be financed by Development Charge Reserve R3505.

Carried 2001-701

The Commissioner of Public Works was directed to expedite the installation and operation of traffic signals at the intersection of Airport Road and Brock Drive.

The Commissioner of Public Works was directed to arrange a meeting on August 13, 2001 with the developers involved in the installation and operation of traffic signals to resolve issues relating to sight distance which are delaying the extension of Braydon Road to Airport Road.

PW-B4. Class Environmental Assessment and Detailed Design for the Replacement of Snelgrove Bridge and the Widening of Mayfield Road Between Hurontario Street and Kennedy Road, Project 01-4830 - City of Brampton, Ward 2 and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That Stantec Consulting Limited be retained to conduct a Class Environmental Assessment for a Schedule 'C' project and provide Detailed Design services for the replacement of Snelgrove Bridge and the widening of Mayfield Road between Hurontario Street and Kennedy Road, for the estimated fee of $352,000 (including applicable taxes) under Project 01-4830;

And further, that the necessary funds for Project 01-4830, in the amount of $142,000 be provided from Capital Budget Item 01-4000, to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0210);

And further, that subject to satisfactory completion of the Class Environmental Assessment for a Schedule 'C' project and Detailed Design services, staff be authorized to award the Contract Administration component of the project to Stantec Consulting Limited based on the unit pricing submitted in Proposal 2001-225 without further reporting to Council;

And further, that authority be given to increase/extend this contract for additional requirements to the Vendor for contingencies and unforeseen works where the actual requirements exceed the estimates to the maximum limit allowed by the Purchasing By-Law;

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

Carried 2001-702

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to provide an update on the widening of Mayfield Road and an update on the Highway 410 extension at a future meeting.


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee held on July 10, 2001

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

Items 4 a, b and c were discussed by the Subcommittee.

4. Waste Management Updates

a. Waste Management Backyard Composter Truckload Sales

Councillor Bissell suggested that staff consult Ward Councillors in growth areas in order to determine optimum locations for Backyard Composter Truckload Sales.

b. Stabilate Process Update

Councillor Saito requested that Waste Management staff provide an update to Regional Council on the cost breakdown of real expenditures for the Herhof facility, including a) capital costs; b) original costs; c) replacement costs of equipment; d) new and unexpected costs and the current position of the Region in this matter.

Councillor Saito requested that a future update report include a timeline of events/reports to Council and the Waste Management Subcommittee on the facility.

Staff will report in the fall of 2001 on the sustainability of the stabilate program based on current stabilate production and demands, with a suggested direction for the program.

c. Status of the Region Wide Organics Program - Project Update (Oral)

There were two submissions received in response to the Organics RFP, neither of which met the terms of the RFP. The Director of Waste Management indicated that other alternatives are being considered, such as the development of an integrated facility at a 41-acre site near Steeles Avenue and Torbram Road. Options under discussion by staff include the Region becoming owner of the technology and accepting bids for its operation or Peel simply owning the property and operated by others.

Councillor Morrison inquired as to how this 41-acre site related to the site discussed at Council as a proposed site for an incinerator. She reminded the subcommittee members of the possibility of revenue from the sale of power generated by incineration of waste. Staff advised that they would report in this regard.

Councillor Bissell requested that the update include a cost-benefit analysis of expanding the KMS Facility versus building a facility, and waste streams projected to 2005.


2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION WM-8-2001:

That the issue of emissions trading be added to the agenda;

And further, that the agenda for the July 10, 2001, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting as amended be approved.

Approved 2001-703


3. Delegations


4. Waste Management Updates

a. Waste Management Backyard Composter Truckload Sales

Received 2001-704

b. Stabilate Process Update

Received 2001-705

c. Status of the Region Wide Organics Program - Project Update (Oral)

Received 2001-706


Additional Items

d. Emissions Trading

Members discussed emissions trading and the credits system. The Director of Waste Management advised of a group named the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) which is involved in Emissions Trading. Gas utilization proposals suggest extracting methane gas from Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site (BSLS). Methane Gas is by far the worst green house gas, some 21 times more potent than CO2. If the Region of Peel was to extract the methane gas from Britannia Landfill to generate energy, two types of credits could be created, 1) methane destruction and 2) displace coal fire generation. Such a plan would be lucrative and would assist Peel in meeting its targets to reduce green house gas emissions.

The Director of Waste Management further advised that under the current Green House Gas Credit Policy, to receive a premium price for "green energy", Peel would have to assign all of its green house gas credits to Ontario Power Generation (OPG). The policy creates a market where those who pollute, would now have to pay to pollute.

Further, under a Federal Government review of the policy, green energy may be considered the same as all other means on power generation. Credits received from landfill methane burning could be kept/banked by Peel to meet obligations under the Kioto Protocol.

RECOMMENDATION WM-9-2001:

That the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) be invited to the next meeting of the Waste Management Subcommittee and Workshop to provide members with information on emissions trading;

And further, that all members of Regional Council be invited to attend a workshop on emissions testing on August 16, 2001.

Approved 2001-707

e. Pilot Projects

Councillor Saito inquired as to what was being done in response to a May 2001 letter from Dave Douglas to the Chair of Waste Management Subcommittee and the three Area Municipal Mayors regarding providing plastic bags for a pilot project. The Director of Waste Management indicated that he would reply in writing to Mr. Douglas, and that staff are looking into Mr. Douglas' proposal. Councillor Bissell suggested that staff investigate experiences of a similar plastic bag initiative in Halifax, before initiating a pilot project.

f. Three-Bag Limit

Councillor Saito requested clarification on whether a 3-bag tag was necessary if the fourth bag wasn't a full bag (i.e. grocery bag). Staff advised that any fourth bag would require a 3-bag tag.

g. Community Recycling Centres (CRC)

Councillor Saito advised staff that users of the Battleford leash free dog park in the City of Mississauga would not support the use of the park for a Community Recycling Centre (CRC). Other locations are available for a CRC such as property owned by the City of Mississauga on 9th Line and Highway 407.

Staff advised that discussions had been held with the City of Mississauga staff regarding the location of the CRC. In lieu of a CRC at the BSLS, Mississauga staff offered the Battleford leash free park. Battleford site tests are currently underway, and should the site be suitable, the leash free park would have to be relocated.


5. Communications


6. Next Meeting

RECOMMENDATION WM-10-2001:

That the next meeting of the Waste Management Subcommittee and Green House Emissions Workshop be held on August 16, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at a location to be determined by the Director of Waste Management.

Approved 2001-708


Additional Items

Carpet Disposal (Oral)

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to emphasize in future communications that carpet disposal is not included in the 3 bag limit program.

Councillor Prentice arrived at 9:59 a.m.


Extension of Tender Closing Date (Oral)

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to investigate the possibility of extending the closing date of the Request for Proposal (RFP) on Waste Container Pick-up.


Algae Growth in Lake Ontario (Oral)

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to continue monitoring algae levels in Lake Ontario as it relates to taste and odour and keep Council up to date on findings.


Water Use Restrictions in the Region of Peel (Oral)

The Commissioner of Public Works updated Council on the status of the Region's water reserves, the temporary low water pressure in Zone 7, and the current water restrictions in the City of Toronto, Region of Halton and Region of York.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas under subsection 4.4 of By-law 9-73, Council is authorized by resolution to impose restrictions on the use of water from time to time;

Therefore, be it resolved that the following restrictions on the use of water supplied by the Regional Municipality of Peel are hereby imposed effective immediately until such time as the Commissioner of Public Works determines that the restrictions are no longer necessary:

1) No persons shall water lawns, wash cars or driveways;

2) Automated lawn sprinkler systems shall be turned off;

3) Flower and vegetable gardens shall be watered only with watering cans provided that new sod recently laid is exempt from these restrictions.

Carried 2001-709

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to investigate and report back to Council on the feasibility of implementing permanent restrictions on outdoor water use.

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

M-A. Chief Administrative Officer

M-A1. International Year of Volunteers - Proclamation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-744


CORPORATE SERVICES

M-B. Legal Services

M-B1. Government Efficiency Act, 2001 - Regional Council Authority to Exempt Area Municipal Traffic By-laws from Regional Council Approval

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That area municipal traffic regulation by-laws be exempt from approval by Regional Council;

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

Carried 2001-710

See also Resolutions 2001-745 and 2001-746


M-C. Clerk's

M-C1. Access Peel Services

Received 2001-711

M-C2. Authority to Conduct Closed Meetings of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee and the Long Term Care Subcommittee

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That in accordance with Section 55 (7) of the Municipal Act the Emergency and Protective Services Committee and Long Term Care Subcommittee be authorized to meet In Camera as deemed necessary to consider certain matters in accordance with Section 55, Subsections (5) of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990.

Carried 2001-712

M-C3. Document Execution By-law

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That a Document Execution by-law be enacted as outlined in Appendix 1 of the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated July 19, 2001, titled "Document Execution By-law".

Carried 2001-713


M-D. Ambulance and Emergency Programs

M-D1. Minutes of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee held on July 12, 2001

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2001:

That the issue of defibrillators in public buildings be added to the agenda;

And further, the report titled "Peel Regional Police: 911 Communicator Staffing" be withdrawn;

And further, that the agenda for the July 12, 2001, Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting, as amended, be approved.

Approved 2001-714

See also Resolutions 2001-719 and 2001-723


3. PEEL REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICES

a) Ambulance Service Staffing

Received 2001-715

b) EMS Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2001:

That Councillors Mullin, Palleschi and Morrison be appointed to the Region of Peel Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Committee pursuant to Council resolution 1999-1227;

And further, that the term of appointment be for the remainder of Council's term.

Approved 2001-716

c) Ambulance Coverage Plan Adjustments

Received 2001-717


4. EMERGENCY PROGRAMS

a) Regional Emergency Planning Initiatives

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-3-2001:

That the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated June 29, 2001, titled "Regional Emergency Planning Initiatives" be amended to reflect that Regional Emergency Planning Initiatives also include the Town of Caledon and the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment.

Approved 2001-718

b) Peel Regional Police: 911 Communicator Staffing

Withdrawn 2001-719

See also Resolution 2001-714

5. POLICE SERVICES BOARD PROTOCOL

a) Red Light Camera Offences - Regionally Owned Vehicles

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-4-2001:

That the Policy attached as Appendix I to the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor's report dated June 28, 2001, entitled "Red Light Camera Offences - Regionally Owned Vehicles", be approved;

And further, that the report be forwarded to the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), with a request that the Board adopt a similar policy as it relates to the police vehicle fleet.

Approved 2001-720

b) Policing in the Town of Caledon

Received 2001-721

R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor advised that the recommendation contained in this report was now redundant due to Provincial legislative changes.

He further advised that he would be writing to the Solicitor General to confirm the current hybrid policing agreement. The Commissioner indicated that a report would be brought forward to the Emergency and Protective Services Committee discussing issues surrounding policing in the Town of Caledon, and in Peel, such as the role of Police Services Board.

c) Adequacy Standards - Regional Council's Role

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-5-2001:

That Regional staff commence a direct dialogue with the Peel Police Services Board to develop a communication protocol to address reporting and information requirements dictated by the Adequacy Regulations including Regional Council's role in jointly determining and participating in the consultation process for the development of business plans for the Peel Regional Police Service;

And further, that Regional staff commence a direct dialogue with representatives of the OPP (Caledon Detachment) to develop a communication protocol to address Regional Council's role in the delivery of police services in the Town of Caledon;

And further, that should staff require further direction, a meeting of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee be scheduled.

Approved 2001-722

6. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Defibrillators in Public Facilities

Received 2001-723

See also Resolution 2001-714

Councillor Seglins requested that the issue of defibrillators being placed in public facilities be placed on the next Emergency and Protective Services Committee agenda.


FINANCE

M-E. Corporate Finance

M-E1. Minutes of the Public Meeting (GO Transit Services Development Charges) held on July 12, 2001

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST


2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order and announced that the meeting was held pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997. Chair Kolb stated that the purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of the development charges proposal under consideration for the GO Transit Service and to consider representations made in respect of the GO Transit Service proposed development charges by-law and Background Study.

He also stated that the meeting was held to hear from the public and agencies that would like to make comment or ask questions of staff with regard to the proposal.


3. CONFIRMATION OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

The Regional Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997, by publication in the following news media having general circulation in the Region of Peel:

Toronto Star - June 19, 2001
Mississauga News - June 17, 2001
Brampton Guardian - June 17, 2001
Caledon Citizen - June 20, 2001
Bolton Enterprise - June 20, 2001


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

Regional Chair Kolb stated any person who would like further notice of the future passage of a by-law regarding this development charges proposal should give their full name, address and postal code, in writing to the Regional Clerk prior to leaving the meeting.


5. DEVELOPMENT CHARGES PROPOSAL

a) Regional Municipality of Peel Development Charge Background Study for the GO Transit Service
Overview by J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and C. Watson, C.N. Watson & Associates Ltd.

J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, presented a timetable of the adoption process for the 2001 GO Transit development charges by-law.

J. Pennachetti indicated he had met and had preliminary discussions with both the Urban Development Institute (UDI) and the Greater Toronto Homebuilders Association (GTHBA) prior to the meeting related to the GO Transit Development Charges Background Study. Further consultations with these stakeholders are planned in July and August.

C. Watson, C.N. Watson & Associates Ltd., presented an overview of the Background Study for GO Transit Service Development Charges referred to in the Notice of Public Meeting. He stated that the overview is pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act where Council is required to receive the by-law and background study and provide an opportunity for members of the public to make comments.

C. Watson provided information on the forecasted increase in ridership, including that which is development related as well as that, which is due to improvements in service. The study focuses on the needs of the development related riders, and what costs are potentially recoverable from development charges over the next ten years in the GTA in accordance with the Development Charges Act.

He reported that the financing plan is premised on an anticipation of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) that the funding formula will be two-thirds grant funding and one-third municipal funding. C. Watson stated GO Transit development charges will vary among GTA municipalities because the per rider and per capita cost of providing GO Transit Service varies from one Region to the next.

He further noted that the proposed GO Transit Service Development Charge by-law contained in the cerlox bound background study had no expiry date in order to allow the Region to co-ordinate this with its Development Charge by-law, enacted in 1999, should Council choose to do so.

6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

i) Mitchell Fasken of the Peel Chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDI)

Mitchell Fasken, Jannock Properties, and Chair, Peel Chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDI), came forward to discuss the GO Transit Service Development Charge Background Study and proposed by-law. He indicated that the industry he represents feels strongly that regional mass -transit in the GTA is a provincial mandate and obligation, in terms of capital funding.

Mr. Fasken stated that effecting a change in the provincial view of GO Transit financing has been the focus of the Peel Chapter of the UDI in discussions with the Province and he believed progress was being made. He further stated that the Region has been supportive of UDI's efforts in this respect.

Mr. Fasken stated that the Peel Chapter of UDI had opportunities to review most of the information on GO Transit Development Charges provided by the Region.
He indicated that his group has hired a consultant to act on behalf of the development industry and to further examine the background study.

Mr. Fasken stated that his industry has two main issues with the GO Transit Service Development Charge By-law.

1) Timing: Mr. Fasken explained that time was required to review and respond to information provided by the Region and Mr. Watson, and to reach an amicable resolution as quickly as possible.

2) Implementation Date: Mr. Fasken requested that Council set a January 1, 2002 implementation date in order to achieve two objectives:

a) to keep pressure on the Province to bring GO Transit capital costs back to a Provincial funding source; and

b) to allow all Regions to work together in setting a consistent implementation date.

Mr. Fasken indicated that the Peel Chapter of UDI would like to continue to work with the Region on a GO Transit levy, should it remain a Regional issue.

ii) Jim Murphy, Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association (GTHBA)

Jim Murphy, Director of Government Relations for the Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association (GTHBA), introduced three points in response to the GO Transit Service Development Charge proposed by-law.

1) Timing: Mr. Murphy commended Regional staff in providing information to the GTHBA, though most of it was only recently released including the background study. He further indicated that the GTHBA supports a January 1, 2002 implementation date.

2) Future of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB): Mr. Murphy stated that there is a potential that the GTSB will assume GO Transit capital funding. He suggested that it would be prudent to postpone the development charge issue until the Province's decision on the future of the GTSB is known.

3) Mr. Murphy further noted that costs as a result of the GO Transit Development Charge by-law will be added to those of home purchasers. He requested that the non-residential component of GO Transit Service Development Charge be re-examined. He also stated that in addition to looking to the Province for funding of inter-regional transit, the federal government must also be considered. He noted that the Prime Minister had appointed an Urban Affairs Taskforce and transit is one of the issues they are examining.

b) Written Submissions

No written submissions had been received at the time of the meeting.


7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Chair Kolb thanked the two speakers and reiterated that the GO Transit Service Development Charges by-law is scheduled to come back to the September 13, 2001 Regional Council meeting for final approval.


M-E2. New By-law to Enact Tax Relief for Low-Income Senior and Disabled Homeowners, 2001

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That By-law 59-98, the current Tax Relief for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities By-law, 1998, be repealed;

And further, that a new Tax Relief for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities By-law that complies with the Municipal Act as amended by Bill 140 be enacted.

Carried 2001-724

See also Resolution 2001-745

M-E3. Request for Tax Rebate for Royal Canadian Legion

Referred to staff for further consultation with Canadian Legion 2001-725


M-F. COMMUNICATIONS

M-F1. Karen Campbell, President and CEO, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA), letter dated July 5, 2001, Regarding the Inaugural Issue of the GTA Report on Investment

Received 2001-726

M-F2. David Young, MPP, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs, letter dated June 25, 2001, Responding to a Letter from the Chair Concerning Changes to Bill 10, An Act to Revise the Limitations Act

Received 2001-727

M-F3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 4, 2001, Regarding Proposed Amendments to AMO By-law No.1 to Enable those staff Officials who are Elected to the AMO Board to Vote on All Issues and to Vote During Elections of the AMO Board

Received 2001-728

M-F4. Elinor Caplan, MP, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, letter dated July 16, 2001, Responding to a Letter from the Chair Concerning the Immigration Plan for 2001 and 2002 and Peel's Concerns Associated with Immigration

Received 2001-729

The Commissioner of Social Services was requested to provide details on the progression of the Proposed Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in an upcoming report to Council.


ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

Chaired by Councillor P. Saito

P-A. Planning Policy and Research

P-A1. Peel's Position on the Provincial Smart Growth Initiative

Referred to Planning 2001-730

See also Resolution 2001-734

The Commissioner of Planning was requested to consult with area municipalities to establish a co-ordinated growth strategy.


P-B. COMMUNICATIONS

P-B1. Murray Calder, MP, Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Grey, letter dated June 29, 2001, Responding to the Region of Peel's Endorsement on the Increased Agricultural Funding in Ontario's Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) Program

Received 2001-731

P-B2. Gurbax S. Malhi, MP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale, letter dated June 12, 2001, Regarding his Petition to the House of Commons to Protect the Mimico Creek Watersheds

Received 2001-732

P-B3. Brian Coburn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, letter dated June 28, 2001, Advising that Ontario's Proposed Nutrient Management Legislation has been Forwarded to the Justice and Social Policy Standing Committee for All-Party Review

Received 2001-733

P-B4. Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, letter dated July 20, 2001, Regarding Town of Caledon's Response to Ontario Smart Growth

Received 2001-734

See also Resolution 2001-730


ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor P. Palleschi

H-A. Housing

H-A1. Update on Housing Needs and Options of Older Adults in Peel Region Final Report

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the Commissioner of Housing and Property forward a copy of the report dated July 17, 2001 titled "Update on Housing Needs and Options of Older Adults in Peel Region: Final Report" to the Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing in Peel for consideration as it addresses its strategic plan and workplan.

Carried 2001-735

Councillor Prentice requested the Commissioner of Housing and Property to provide her with a list of the members of the Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing in Peel and to co-ordinate the group's strategic plan and workplan with area municipalities.

The Commissioner of Housing and Property was requested to develop fact sheets outlining Peel's status as it relates to Housing in Peel and, on a regular basis, make fact sheets available to members of Regional Council and the media.

H-A2. Provision of Custodial and Maintenance Services for the Property Services Portfolio of Buildings within the Region of Peel

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the Commissioner of Housing and Property be granted permission to enter into direct negotiations with Outsource Resource Management Inc. for the purpose of extending the current Custodial and Maintenance services contract for the properties managed by the Property Services Division.

Carried 2001-736

H-A3. Understanding Private Rental Housing Investment in Canada

Received 2001-737

Chaired by Councillor P. Mullin

H-A4. Social Housing Reform Act - Devolution Update

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property dated July 20, 2001, titled "Social Housing Reform Act - Devolution Update" be sent to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for information.

Carried 2001-738

H-A5. Peel Regional Housing Corporation (PRHC) - Change of Registered Corporate Address

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That the following special resolution of the shareholders of the Peel Regional Housing Corporation (PRHC) be consented to in writing:

BE IT RESOLVED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION THAT:

the registered office address of the Peel Regional Housing Corporation is hereby changed from 114 - 755 Queensway East, City of Mississauga to 5 Wellington Street East, City of Brampton.

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

Carried 2001-739

H-A6. Evaluation of Peel Ownership Demonstration Project (ODP) - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

Received 2001-740

H-A7. Retirement Homes in the Region of Peel

Received 2001-741

The Commissioner of Housing and Property was requested to work with City of Mississauga staff to investigate the development of a licensing by-law for boarding houses.

H-B. COMMUNICATIONS

H-B1. News Release: "Housing in Peel Monthly, A Newsletter for Housing Providers and Service Agencies in the Region of Peel", dated August 2001

Received 2001-742

H-B2. Chris Hodgson, MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, letter dated July 28, 2001, Regarding an Amendment to the Municipal Act to Provide Local Governments Designated as Service Managers with a New Tool to Encourage Developers to Build New Affordable Units

Received 2001-743

Item M-A1 was dealt with.

M-A1. International Year of Volunteers - Proclamation

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Regional Council proclaim the year 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers in the Region of Peel;

And further, that Regional Council recognize the contribution of over 1,500 volunteers to the Regional departments.

Carried 2001-744

Chair Kolb recognized the efforts of all Volunteers who work within the Region of Peel and thanked them for their valuable contributions to the Peel Community.

RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 12:34 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:20 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, C. Harker, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead
   
Members Absent: C. Gyles, F. Dale, H. McCallion

Additional Item

Smoking By-law Update (Oral)

Councillor Saito provided an update on the impact of the smoking by-law on restaurants and licensed establishments. Staff undertook to provide minutes of the Peel Smoke-Free By-law Committee meetings to all members of Council and to provide a chronology of events thus far as it relates to the smoking by-law.

Councillor Saito also reported that a meeting will be held on August 16, 2001 with representatives from the Restaurant Associations and major restaurant chains.


8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


9. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 35-2001: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 36-2001: A by-law to provide that by-laws regulating traffic passed by an area municipality do not require the approval of the Regional Council.

By-law 37-2001: A by-law to repeal By-law 59-98 and establish a by-law to provide for the deferral of part of a property tax increase for low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities.

By-law 38-2001: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 35-2001 to 38-2001 inclusive, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed.

Carried 2001-745

See also Resolutions 2001-710 and 2001-724

b) Area Municipal

City of Brampton By-law 203-2001: To amend By-law 93-93, as amended, for the regulation of rate of speed in the City of Brampton.

City of Brampton By-law 204-2001: 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 By-law 339-2001: To amend By-law 555-2000, as amended, for the regulation of through highways in the City of Mississauga.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the City of Brampton by-laws, being By-laws 203-2001 and 204-2001, and the City of Mississauga by-law, being By-law 339-2001 listed on the Regional Council agenda be approved.

Carried 2001-746

See also Resolution 2001-710


10. OTHER BUSINESS


11. NOTICES OF MOTION


12. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider Council reports relating to:

  • A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

  • The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

  • The security of the property of the Regional Corporation

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

Carried 2001-747


Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

The Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2001-748


13. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

Deferred to a future meeting 2001-749

b) The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Deferred to a future meeting 2001-750

c) A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That a Lease Renewal and Amendment agreement between the Region and Lai Sing Company Limited for premises located at 148 Queen Street East, Units 4 and 5, City of Brampton, be executed by the Region's duly authorized signing officers;

And further that the funds for the transaction be provided from the Peel Police current budget and charged to Account Number 3904 and Cost Centre PA20200;

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 affix electronically the signatures of the Regional Solicitor and the Regional Clerk to those documents required for title registration purposes;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete this transaction including the execution of all statutory declarations and undertakings required.

Carried 2001-751

d) The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to refund $199,451.62 of development charges paid in or about March 2000 in respect of Parts 1 through 4 inclusive on Reference Plan 43R-19030 Farmhouse Court, City of Brampton provided that recognized development charge credits be reduced in the like amount and that a full and final release be obtained.

Carried 2001-752

e) The security of the property of the Regional Corporation

Withdrawn 2001-753

f) A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the Offer to Lease between The Corporation of the City of Brampton and the Regional Municipality of Peel for the lands located on the east side of Chrysler Drive, Brampton, described as Part of the East Half of Lot 7, Concession 6 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton, be approved;

And further, that funds for the lease costs be provided from the current budget under account number 23800 and cost centre WW20371;

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

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to affix electronically the signatures of the Regional Solicitor and the Regional Clerk to those documents required for title registration purposes;

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

Carried 2001-754

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

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the Region of Peel withdraw the appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board respecting Application B47/99, Donald Reid and Anne Hoskins Part of Lot 14 Conc. 5 W.H.S. in opposition to the committee of adjustment decision.

A recorded vote was requested by Councillor Seglins

In favour: Begley, Bissell, Carlson, Corbasson, DiMarco, Fennell, Iannicca, Mahoney, Miles, Mullin, Palleschi
Total: 11

Opposed: Harker, Morrison, Prentice, Saito, Seglins, Sinclair, Whitehead
Total: 7

Absent: Dale, Gyles, McCallion
Total: 3

Carried 2001-755


14. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That By-law 40-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on August 9, 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 2001-756


15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:18 p.m.



B. Zeran
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair