THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
September 13, 2001

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:40 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Seglins recited the prayer.

Members: L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco*, S. Fennell, C. Gyles, C. Harker, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead*
   
Members Absent: R. Begley due to illness
   
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; D. Swzarc, Interim 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; A. Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


The Chief Administrative Officer updated Council on the Region's Emergency Preparedness to provide assistance to the United States during the recent tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001.

The Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor commended Regional staff for their tremendous efforts in their preparedness in opening Peel's Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and liasing with various agencies to co-ordinate efforts when required.

The Regional Chair asked Regional Councillors and all Regional staff to pause for a minute of silence in remembrance of the people who lost their lives in this tragedy. Black Ribbons were distributed to all Councillors as part of a campaign launched by Peel's Emergency Services to show support to Emergency Personnel who lost their lives assisting others at the World Trade Buildings.

Councillor Saito requested that the Region of Peel post the official electronic ribbon on the Region's website in honour of those who lost their lives in the United States on September 11, 2001.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) August 9, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on August 9, 2001 be approved.

Carried 2001-757


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the agenda for the September 13, 2001 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2001-758

Councillor DiMarco arrived at 10:16 a.m.
Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:23 a.m.

Additional Item

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider matters related to:

  • Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation
  • The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Carried 2001-759

Moved by Councillor Mullin ,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

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

Carried 2001-760

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2001-761

Item 7b was dealt with.

b) GO Transit - Region of Peel Development Charges By-law

Deferred to the October 4, 2001 Regional Council meeting 2001-762

See also Resolutions 2001-763 and 2001-764


By-law 45-2001 was dealt with.

By-law 45-2001: A by-law to impose development charges against lands to pay for increased capital costs required because of increased needs for GO Transit Service arising from development within the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Deferred to the October 4, 2001 Regional Council meeting 2001-763

See also Resolutions 2001-762 and 2001-764


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Mitchell Fasken, Peel Chapter of the Urban Development Institute (UDI) regarding the GO Transit - Region of Peel Development Charges By-law

Withdrawn 2001-764

See also Resolution 2001-762 and 2001-763


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) J. D. Leach, City Clerk, City of Vaughan, letter dated August 31, 2001, Informing of an Extract from the City of Vaughan's Council meeting minutes of August 27, 2001 regarding the Oak Ridges Moraine Joint Report of the Regions of Durham, Peel and York

Received 2001-765

See also Resolutions 2001-766, 2001-773 to 2001-776 inclusive and 2001-816

b) L.J. Mikulich, City Clerk, City of Brampton, letter dated September 12, 2001, Advising of the City of Brampton's Resolution passed on September 10, 2001 regarding Peel Region's Response to the Province on the Oak Ridges Moraine

Received 2001-766

See also Resolutions 2001-765, 2001-773 to 2001-776 inclusive and 2001-816


7. REPORTS

General Committee

  GC-2001-7 - General Committee Minutes
  Meeting held September 6, 2001

A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-89-2001:

That Items Related to Public Works be brought forward and dealt with immediately after Delegations/Presentations;

And further, that the agenda for the September 6, 2001, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2001-767


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Constable Tom McKay, Peel Regional Police Crime Prevention Services advising Council of a New and Unique Crime Prevention Initiative Developed by Peel Regional Police Known as the Crime Prevention Academy

Received 2001-768

Constable McKay advised General Committee that the Crime Prevention Initiative will be featured on the upcoming Peel Police show and that further information on the initiative is available on the Peel Regional Police's website.

D2. Janis McKenzie and Denise Salmon, Residents, City of Brampton, Ward 3 regarding Student Safety/Traffic Concerns on Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive

Received 2001-769

See also Resolutions 2001-770 to 2001-772 inclusive

Denise Salmon and Janis McKenzie advised General Committee of student safety/traffic concerns on Steeles Avenue at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive, during rush hours. They advised of incidents of pedestrian-car collisions and other unreported mishaps. The delegation requested General Committee to make the intersection safe for student crossings by adding an "advance left turn" traffic signal at Orchard Drive and having the area designated as a Community Safety Zone.

D3. Allan Gibson, City of Brampton Safety Council regarding Student Safety/Traffic Concerns on Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive

Received 2001-770

See also Resolutions 2001-769, 2001-771 and 2001-772

The Commissioner of Public Works undertook to meet with the school boards; investigate other traffic signalling and lighting options; and review appropriate signage to heighten awareness for child safety in the area and report back to General Committee with options.

Item D5 was dealt with.

D5. Ellen Marshall, Chair, Turner Fenton Campus School Council Peel District School Board regarding Student Safety/Traffic Concerns on Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive

Received 2001-771

See also Resolutions 2001-769, 2001-770 and 2001-772

Items related to Public Works - Item PW-A4 was dealt with.

PW-A4. Student Safety/Traffic Concerns, Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-90-2001:

That the existing speed limit of 70 km/h (43 mph) along Steeles Avenue between Kennedy Road and Hurontario Street be maintained;

And further, that signage in the area be enhanced to bring a greater awareness of pedestrian activity and provide motorists with additional warning of signalized intersections in the area;

And further, that a fully protected eastbound advance left turn phase be provided at the intersection of Steeles Avenue at Kennedy Road;

And further, that a fully protected eastbound advance left turn phase be reviewed at the intersection of Steeles Avenue, Hartford Trail and Orchard Drive;

And further, that the City of Brampton be requested to construct a sidewalk along the west side of Orchard Drive in order to have the pedestrian crossing moved to the west side of Hartford Trail and Orchard Drive, and that a "Pedestrian Push Button" be located on the northwest corner of Orchard Drive and Steeles Avenue and southwest corner of Hartford Trail and Steeles Avenue when the sidewalk is constructed;

And further, that the "Pedestrian Push Button" located on the north-east corner of the intersection of Steeles Avenue at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive be relocated to a position that is of greater convenience for pedestrians wishing to cross Steeles Avenue;

And further, that the School Board be requested to bus students to William A. Davis from the residential area south of Steeles Avenue;

And further, that the Brampton Safety Council be requested to investigate reinstating Crossing Guards to the area;

And further, that the City of Brampton Safety Council be so advised.

Approved 2001-772

See also Resolutions 2001-769 to 2001-771 inclusive

D4. Debbe Crandall, Executive Director, Save The Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM) Committee and Member of the Oak Ridges Moraine Advisory Panel, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) - Strategic Directions, Results of Public Participation, Recommendation and Response to the Province of Ontario

Received 2001-773

See also Resolutions 2001-765, 2001-766, 2001-774 to 2001-776 inclusive and 2001-816

Debbe Crandall suggested that a report be forwarded to the Province of Ontario outlining the approaches taken by the Region of Peel to Planning in Caledon within the Oak Ridges Moraine area. Debbe Crandall advised that engaging the Province back into Planning on the Oak Ridges Moraine and seeking funding for stewardship programs are essential. She undertook to provide a copy of the amendments to the Advisory Panel's recommendations prior to the September 13, 2001 Regional Council meeting.

Committee requested the delegation to put forward a proposal to the Province to hold a portion of the public hearings in areas that contain the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Items related to Planning - Items PL-A1, PL-A2 and PL-B3 were dealt with.

PL-A1. The Oak Ridges Moraine - Strategic Directions, Results of Public Participation, Recommendations and Response to the Province

RECOMMENDATION GC-91-2001:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated August 27, 2001, titled "The Oak Ridges Moraine - Strategic Directions, Results of Public Participation, Recommendations and Response to the Province" be amended by:

a) Revising the second clause of the recommendation to read as follows:

"And further, that Regional staff acknowledge the need for Provincial legislation for the Oak Ridges Moraine area and support the strategic directions identified in the subject report, monitor the Provincial Oak Ridges Moraine process and report back to Council on a regular basis"

b) Revising the last bullet of the Report Highlights to read as follows:

"The Provincial document proposes a variety of land uses that may be permitted in Countryside Areas. The Peel and Caledon Official plans are more restrictive and should be maintained, and should be used as the standard across for the Oak Ridges Moraine area"

And further, that the subject report, as amended, be circulated to the Area Municipalities for comments;

And further, that the subject report, as amended, be referred to the September 13, 2001 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2001-774

See also Resolutions 2001-765, 2001-766, 2001-773, 2001-775, 2001-776 and 2001-816

PL-A2. The Oak Ridges Moraine - Supplementary Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-92-2001:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated September 4, 2001, titled "The Oak Ridges Moraine - Supplementary Report" be amended by revising the last bullet of the Report Highlights as follows:

"The Provincial document proposes a variety of land uses that may be permitted in Countryside Areas. The Peel and Caledon Official plans are more restrictive and should be maintained, and should be used as the standard across for the Oak Ridges Moraine area"

And further, that the subject report, as amended, be circulated to the Area Municipalities for comments;

And further, that the subject report be referred, as amended, to the September 13, 2001 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2001-775

See also Resolutions 2001-765, 2001-766, 2001-773, 2001-774, 2001-776 and 2001-816

PL-B3. Jeffrey A. Abrams, Acting City Clerk, City of Toronto, letter dated August 1, 2001, Regarding Oak Ridges Moraine Update

Received 2001-776

See also Resolutions 2001-765, 2001-766, 2001-773 to 2001-775 inclusive and 2001-816

The Commissioner of Planning was requested to invite representatives of the area municipal planning departments to attend the September 13, 2001 Regional Council meeting.

D5. Ellen Marshall, Chair, Turner Fenton Campus School Council Peel District School Board regarding Student Safety/Traffic Concerns on Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive

This item was deal with under Resolution 2001-771


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Items related to Public Works were dealt with.

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Items related to Public Works - Item PW-C1 was dealt with.

PW-C1. Wastewater Odour Update at the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility
Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Mark Schiller, Director, Water and Wastewater Treatment

RECOMMENDATION GC-93-2001:

That staff monitor the positive impact on the community of the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works report in this regard to General Committee in October 2001, as required.

Approved 2001-777

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to develop a strategy to deal with water quality in the Beaches area and meet with Provincial and Federal representatives.


PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Consolidation of Traffic By-law 48-94

RECOMMENDATION GC-94-2001:

That a by-law be enacted to consolidate the Region's Traffic By-law 48-94, as amended.

Approved 2001-778

PW-A2. Rehabilitation of the Mount Charles Bridge on Derry Road, Project No. 00-4820 - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-95-2001:

That the contract for the Rehabilitation of the Mount Charles Bridge on Derry Road, City of Mississauga, Ward 5, be awarded to Soncin Construction in the amount of $504,201.40 (excluding taxes) under Project No. 00-4820;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $327,000, be provided from Capital Budget Item 01-4000, to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve for Project 00-4820;

And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for additional requirements by 20% to a maximum of $100,000 to the lowest Vendor for contingencies and unforeseen site works, where 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 2001-779

PW-A3. Rehabilitation of the Charleston Sideroad Bridge Over the CPR, Project 00-4840 - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-96-2001:

That the contract for the Rehabilitation of the Charleston Sideroad Bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), in the Town of Caledon, Ward 1, be awarded to Bob Hendricksen Construction in the amount of $485,995 (excluding taxes) under Project No. 00-4840;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $259,000, be provided from Capital Project 00-4610, resurfacing of Highway 24 (Charleston Sideroad) from Highway 10 to Winston Churchill Boulevard, Town of Caledon from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve for Project 00-4840;

And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for additional requirements by 20% to a maximum of $100,000 to the lowest Vendor for contingencies and unforeseen site Works, where 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 2001-780

PW-A4. Student Safety/Traffic Concerns, Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 3

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-772


PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. 2001 Peel Children's Water Festival (PCWF)

RECOMMENDATION GC-97-2001:

That Peel Children's Water Festival (PCWF) co-ordination be shared between the Departments of Health, Planning and Public Works with support from Communication Services, and that Planning assumes the role of Festival Chair in 2002;

And further, that PCWF continues to be funded through the account WP00100;

And further, that a full-time Festival Co-ordinator be considered during 2002 budget deliberation to ensure continuity in the absence of the Chidren's Water Institute (CWI), and efficient improvement as PCWF continues to grow under the Region of Peel's direction;

And further, that new Activity Centres be created to highlight Peel's unique water systems.

Approved 2001-781


PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-C1. Wastewater Odour Update at the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility
Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-777

PW-C2. Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility, Odour Control Solutions

RECOMMENDATION GC-98-2001:

That funding in the amount of $8,500,000 be allocated from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve to Project No. 99-2970 for engineering, purchasing and installation of two dewatering centrifuges and two sludge cake pumps, in order to minimize odour generation at the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment facility;

And further, that KMK/Black & Veatch Consultants (Peel Biosolids Team) be retained to complete the engineering and contract administration for the installation of the dewatering centrifuges, sludge cake pump and housing facility at a total cost of $850,000 exclusive of all applicable taxes;

And further, that the Peel Biosolids Team be awarded the General Contractor for construction and installation of the necessary equipment to minimize odour generation;

And further, that Alfa-Laval be awarded the contract for supply and installation of two dewatering centrifuges in accordance with proposal 2001-265P at a total cost of $2,172,204;

And further, that Schwing America be awarded the contract for supply and installation of two sludge cake pumps in accordance with proposal 2001-267P at a total cost of $1,172,960;

And further, that in order to meet the short time frame for installation of equipment by Spring 2002, purchases of all additional goods and services related to the management of odours at the Lakeview Wastewater Facility, may be made by direct negotiation authorized by the Purchasing Manager;

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

Approved 2001-782

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to investigate alternate sites for hauling and treating sludge and report back to a future General Committee meeting with possible solutions.

The Commissioner of Public Works was directed to proceed with final negotiations on the Peel/York Water Servicing Agreement unencumbered with odour issues. The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to report back with conditions, to the satisfaction of Council, ensuring that water ban issues are addressed in Water Servicing Agreements. The Commissioner of Public Works undertook to report back on both issues.

PW-C3. Region of Peel Water Restriction

Received 2001-783

The Commissioner of Public Works undertook to communicate to residents the process involved in the sale of water to other parties and the supply and demand of water in the Region of Peel.

The Commissioner of Public Works advised that he is developing a communications plan for water restrictions. Staff was requested to send copies of the communication to Regional Councillors.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to report to General Committee on the availability of water to the residents and businesses of Peel, in view of the proposed Water Servicing Agreement with York Region, and the impact to the Region of York should Peel impose future watering restrictions.

Councillor McCallion earlier requested a copy of the Peel/York Water Servicing Agreement prior to the September 13, 2001 Regional Council meeting.


PW-D. Waste Management

PW-D1. Waste Reduction Week

RECOMMENDATION GC-99-2001:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and processing of waste for over 900,000 residents in the Region, and

WHEREAS Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that has identified waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally, and

WHEREAS this year's theme for Waste Reduction Week is Too Good To Waste challenges and educates individuals to practice the 3 R's (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting, and

WHEREAS the Region of Peel promotes waste reduction through reduction, reuse and recycling.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of October 15 to 21, 2001 be declared Waste Reduction Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2001-784


PW-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-E1. Brad Clark, Minister of Transportation, letter dated August 16, 2001, Responding to the Region of Peel's letter on the Transfer of Ownership of Highway 7 from the Province of Ontario to the Region of Peel

Received 2001-785

PW-E2. Michael J. Williams, Director, Environmental Assessment and Approvals Branch, Ministry of the Environment, letter dated August 8, 2001, Responding to the Region of Peel's Resolution 2001-672 Regarding Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Proposal to Install Selective Catalytic Reduction Units on Nanticoke and Lambton Coal-Fired Power Plants

Received 2001-786

PW-E3. Brad Clark, Minister of Transportation, Acknowledging the Region of Peel's letter on the Proclamation of Section 142.1 of the Highway Traffic Act that Contains Transit Priority

Received 2001-787

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Amendment to Regulation Under the Municipal Act to Promote Affordable Housing

RECOMMENDATION GC-100-2001:

That Council authorize staff, in consultation with the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon, to prepare a strategy to develop affordable housing in accordance with new regulations under the Municipal Act, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated August 21, 2001, titled "Amendment to Regulation Under the Municipal Act to Promote Affordable Housing" including a municipal housing by-law;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon for their information.

Approved 2001-788


HO-B. Property

HO-B1. Encroachment Agreement, Steeles Avenue (Regional Road Number 15), Owner: Imperial Oil Limited - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-101-2001:

That the encroachment on Steeles Avenue, being landscaping and shrubbery at 2645 Steeles Avenue in the City of Brampton, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated the 25th day of July, 2001 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Imperial Oil Limited;

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

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

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.

Approved 2001-789

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-A. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-A1. Ontario Works Activity Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-102-2001:

That the Regional Chair forward a copy of the report of the Commissioner (Interim) of Social Services, dated July 24, 2001, titled "Ontario Works Activity Update" to the Minister of Community and Social Services and the local MPPs;

And further, that the $1,892,500 in 100% provincial funds awarded to Peel for exceeding the Provincial Community Placement targets be placed in Reserve R1264 established last year for that purpose;

And further, that each year, as part of the annual budget process, staff present recommendations for the use of Reserve R1264 to support the delivery of Ontario Works in Peel.

Approved 2001-790

HS-A2. Impact of Management of Immigration System

RECOMMENDATION GC-103-2001:

Whereas the Region of Peel is a community of choice for many immigrants;

And whereas the management of the federal immigration system has a significant financial impact on the Region of Peel, it is recommended:

That the Chair request a meeting with the Federal Minister of Immigration to discuss:

The Region of Peel's support for the changes to the Immigration legislation proposed in Bill C-11 that are designed to reduce the incidence of sponsorship breakdown and to speed up the refugee determination process;

The Federal Government's responsibility for 100% of any social assistance costs resulting from its Sponsorship Program and its refugee determination processes;

The use of federally funded immigrant settlement programs by refugee claimants while their refugee claims are being processed;

Federal government funding of a mediation program to assist sponsored immigrants and their sponsors resolve issues and reduce the incidence of sponsorship breakdown;

Federal government funding for foreign-trained professionals, whose skills/trades are needed in the Canadian economy who require additional training to attain the necessary accreditation required by Canadian standards;

And further, that the Regional Chair request the Provincial Minister of Community and Social Services to petition the Federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to support Peel's recommendations;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner (Interim) of Social Services, dated July 27, 2001 titled "Impact of Management of Immigration System be sent to the Minister of Community and Social Services, all GTA MPs and MPPs, Boards of Trade, Peel Multicultural Council, Multicultural Inter-Agency Committee (MIAG), Inter-Cultural Neighbour Social Services (ICNSS) and Resident Associations.

Approved 2001-791

Councillor Begley welcomed Dr. Howard Shapiro, the new Associate Medical Officer of Health, to the Region of Peel.


HEALTH

HS-B. Health Planning

HS-B1. Peel Health Policies

RECOMMENDATION GC-104-2001:

That the Health Policies listed in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Health and the Medical Officer of Health dated August 21, 2001, titled "Peel Health Policies" be repealed.

Approved 2001-792


HS-C. Family Health

HS-C1. Healthy Babies Healthy Children Service Changes

RECOMMENDATION GC-105-2001:

That Regional Council urge the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to fully fund the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Health and the Medical Officer of Health dated August 22, 2001, titled "Healthy Babies Healthy Children Service Changes" be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and local Members of Provincial Parliament.

Approved 2001-793

Additional Item

Update on the West Nile Virus (Oral)

The Associate Medical Officer of Health provided General Committee with an update on the West Nile Virus. He stated that to date, ten birds had tested positive with the virus in Peel - nine in the City of Mississauga and one in the City of Brampton. The Associate Medical Officer of Health assured General Committee that no human cases had been reported in Peel, the risk to people remains low and that the population of mosquitoes is decreasing due to seasonal change.

Received 2001-794

Councillor Saito requested that the Commissioner of Health update Peel's Bug Bite Website to include information regarding storm water retention pond or to send out the current information directly to members of Council.

The Commissioner of Health was requested to have either Area Municipal staff or Regional staff available to collect dead birds found on weekends and/or evenings.

HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Colin O. D'Cunha, Director, Public Health Branch, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated August 16, 2001 Responding to a letter from Jack Hunter, Chair, Simcoe County District Health Unit, to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care on Ministry Policy Dealing with Costs Associated with Public Health Crises

Received 2001-795


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Clerk's

MA-A1. Appointments to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)

Received 2001-796


MA-B. Ambulance and Emergency Programs

MA-B1. Paramedic Week

RECOMMENDATION GC-106-2001:

WHEREAS each year Peel Regional Ambulance Services will respond to approximately 85,000 calls for assistance;

AND WHEREAS Paramedics responding to these calls are highly trained and dedicated professionals;

AND WHEREAS Paramedics often find themselves in dangerous and traumatic situations requiring spontaneous decision making;

AND WHEREAS Paramedics provide vital emergency medical services throughout Peel;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of September 24 - 29, 2001 be proclaimed PARAMEDIC WEEK in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2001-797

MA-B2. Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Service for the Region of Peel Ambulance Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-107-2001:

That the contract with Rowland Auto Electric of Toronto, Ontario for the provision of comprehensive fleet maintenance and repair services for the Peel Regional Ambulance Program, be increased to total dollar value of $550,000 including applicable taxes for 2001;

And further, that staff report to the Emergency and Protective Services Committee on the estimated cost of vehicle maintenance and repair services for 2002 and subsequent years and whether the contract for these services should be re-tendered.

Approved 2001-798


FINANCE

MA-C. Corporate Finance

MA-C1. Overview of Bill 46 - Public Sector Accountability Act

Received 2001-799

MA-C2. 2001 Annual Debt Repayment Limit

RECOMMENDATION GC-108-2001:

That the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be requested not to include GTA-wide pooled revenues and debt charges related to Social Housing in determining the Annual Debt Repayment Limits (ARL).

Approved 2001-800


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 8, 2001, Regarding the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) Launching its First Review of a New Provincial Policy Statement (PPS)

Received 2001-801

See also Resolution 2001-807

MA-D2. David Miller, Director of Operations and Senior Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister, Letter dated July 30, 2001, Responding to a Letter from the Chair Inviting the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien to Attend the Celebration Honouring Volunteers in the Region of Peel

Received 2001-802

MA-D3. News Release: From the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) dated August 21, 2001, Regarding a Response to Requests for a New Municipal Act from Minister Chris Hodgson

Received 2001-803


ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. The Oak Ridges Moraine - Strategic Directions, Results of Public Participation, Recommendations and Response to the Province
Presentation by N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-774

PL-A2. The Oak Ridges Moraine - Supplementary Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-775


PL-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-B1. Minutes of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG), May 30, 2001

Received 2001-804

PL-B2. Elizabeth McLaren, Acting Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB), letter dated July 27, 2001, Asking for Feedback on the Draft Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Countryside Strategy

Referred to Planning 2001-805

PL-B3. Jeffrey A. Abrams, Acting City Clerk, City of Toronto, letter dated August 1, 2001, Regarding Oak Ridges Moraine Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-776

PL-B4. Gary McNeil, Managing Director, GO Transit, letter dated August 6, 2001, Requesting Federal and Provincial Infrastructure Funding for Various GO Transit Projects

Received 2001-806

PL-B5. The Honourable Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, letter dated July 30, 2001, Regarding the Review of the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) (Land Use Policies)

Referred to Planning 2001-807

See also Resolution 2001-801

PL-B6. Gary Wilkins, Humber Watershed Specialist, Watershed Management Division, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), letter dated July 26, 2001, Regarding the Combined Submission of the Don Watershed Regeneration Council and the Humber Alliance on the Ontario Smart Growth Consultation

Received 2001-808

PL-B7. Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, letter dated August 15, 2001, Informing the Minister of Transportation regarding the Town of Caledon's Resolution on Landscape and Property Standards

Withdrawn 2001-809

PL-B8. L.J. Mikulich, City Clerk, City of Brampton, letter dated August 17, 2001, Regarding the Environmental Farm Plan Program

Received 2001-810

PL-B9. L.J. Mikulich, City Clerk, City of Brampton, letter dated August 17, 2001, Regarding the Provincial Smart Growth Initiative

Referred to Planning 2001-811

See also Resolution 2001-817

PL-B10. Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, letter dated August 15, 2001, Informing the Minister of Transportation of the Use of Electronic Devices as "Go Boxes" which Compromise Public Safety through Active Interference with Traffic Lights or Computerized Signage

Received 2001-812

Additional Item

Enforcement of Smoke-free By-law (Oral)

Received 2001-813

The Commissioner of Health undertook to provide Councillor Prentice with information regarding payment of fines and allocation of fine revenues.

Additional Item

City of Brampton Open House on the Structure of City of Brampton Council (Oral)

Councillor Miles informed General Committee that an open house regarding the proposed restructuring of City of Brampton Council will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at the City of Brampton City Hall.

Received 2001-814

Councillor Miles requested that the Regional Clerk arrange a meeting of the Local Governance Ad Hoc Committee.


Staff Reports

a) Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That a by-law which notifies of the amounts of reductions to tax decreases required to fund the capped tax increases of properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential classes as outlined in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance dated September 11, 2001 and titled Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases, be enacted;

And further, that Council provide $4,497,656 from the 2001 tax non-program current operating budget to eliminate the 5% capping related shortfall in the multi-residential property class.

Carried 2001-815

See also Resolution 2001-818

b) GO Transit - Region of Peel Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-762

Items 7c and 7c-1 were concurrently dealt with.

c) The Oak Ridges Moraine - Strategic Directions, Results of Public Participation, Recommendations and Response to the Province

Additional Item

c-1) Oak Ridges Moraine - Supplementary Report

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the reports of the Commissioner of Planning dated September 11, 2001 titled "The Oak Ridges Moraine - Strategic Directions, Results of Public Participation, Recommendations and Response to the Province" and the attached report (Appendix I) titled "Oak Ridges Moraine Proposals for the Protection and Management of a Unique Landscape - Results of Public Participation and Recommendations, August 2001" be received;

And further, that the report dated September 4, 2001, titled "The Oak Ridges Moraine - Supplementary Report" be received;

And further, that Regional staff acknowledge the need for Provincial Legislation for the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) area and support the strategic directions in the subject report, monitor the Provincial Oak Ridges Moraine process, and report back to Council on a regular basis;

And further the Province be requested to fund initiatives as outlined in Attachment 1 (therein referred to as Appendix 3) to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated September 11, 2001, titled "The Oak Ridges Moraine - Strategic Directions, Results of Public Participation, Recommendations and Response to the Province", through the proposed Oak Ridges Moraine Legacy Trust, with special priority given to groundwater management initiatives;

And further, that the Town of Caledon has indicated in its report commenting on the Oak Ridges Moraine provincial initiative, that Caledon would encourage an Oak Ridges Moraine policy that after a settlement boundary has been defined by an Area Municipality under the auspices of its growth management strategy in the Town of Caledon, the boundary should remain fixed for a minimum of 5 years with a potential objective of a 10 year horizon. In this context, Caledon further comments that this policy would reflect the intent of the Oak Ridges Moraine vision to tie expansion of settlement areas to broader growth management strategies, while still accommodating the manner in which growth management is implemented in Caledon. This implementation, in Caledon, involves a multi-year phased program for completing detailed community plans for various settlement areas, establishing settlement boundaries in accordance with the Growth Strategy approved in the five-year review;

And further, that the subject reports be forwarded to the Province as the Region of Peel's input into the Provincial proposal on the Oak Ridges Moraine;

And further, that copies of the subject reports be forwarded to the area municipalities, adjacent Regional Municipalities and their area municipalities, Counties, Conservation Authorities, the Province of Ontario, and interested parties.

Carried 2001-816

See also Resolutions 2001-765, 2001-766 and 2001-773 to 2001-776 inclusive

Staff was requested to revise the subject reports accordingly in relation to clause 5 of Resolution 2001-816

d) Peel's Position on the Provincial Smart Growth Initiative

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated, July 20, 2001, titled Peel's Position on the Provincial Smart Growth Initiative" be endorsed as Peel's Position on Smart Growth;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) as Peel's initial position on Smart Growth;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Federal Minister of Finance requesting him to realign Federal fiscal policy in support of affordable rental housing and public transit;

And further that the subject report be forwarded to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority as Peel's response to their position on Smart Growth.

Carried 2001-817

See also Resolution 2001-811

Councillor McCallion distributed a copy of the article titled "The suburbs need to smarten up" from the September 5, 2001 GTA Municipal News to members of Regional Council for their information.


8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


9. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 41-2001: A by-law to consolidate the by-laws that regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel, and to repeal By-laws Numbered 48-94, 71-94, 73-94, 74-94, 85-94, 98-94, 99-94, 100-94, 101-94, 4-95, 6-95, 7-95, 37-95, 54-95, 61-95, 62-95, 65-95, 67-95, 68-95, 84-95, 87-95, 100-95, 101-95, 105-95, 10-96, 12-96, 13-96, 14-96, 16-96, 31-96, 32-96, 37-96, 42-96, 43-96, 62-96, 63-96, 68-96, 81-96, 82-96, 83-96, 85-96, 9-97, 16-97, 18-97, 19-97, 20-97, 21-97, 22-97, 34-97, 44-97, 60-97, 62-97, 64-97, 6-98, 7-98, 8-98, 11-98, 12-98, 17-98, 18-98, 26-98, 31-98, 32-98, 36-98, 47-98, 53-98, 57-98, 76-98, 77-98, 78-98, 79-98, 80-98, 81-98, 97-98, 98-98, 99-98, 9-1999, 36-1999, 38-1999, 44-1999, 45-1999, 55-1999, 56-1999, 57-1999, 58-1999, 59-1999, 60-1999, 61-1999, 62-1999, 63-1999, 64-1999, 65-1999, 66-1999, 10-2000, 11-2000, 12-2000, 13-2000, 14-2000, 15-2000, 18-2000, 20-2000, 21-2000, 22-2000, 23-2000, 24-2000, 27-2000, 29-2000,30-2000, 42-2000, 43-2000, 44-2000, 45-2000, 50-2000, 51-2000, 54-2000, 58-2000, 63-2000, 64-2000, 1-2001, 5-2001, 8-2001, 14-2001.

By-law 42-2001: A by-law to establish a reserve fund for the capital and stabilization requirements of a golf course located on part of property municipally known as the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site.

By-law 43-2001: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) in the City of Brampton.

By-law 44-2001: A by-law to establish a percentage by which tax decreases are limited for 2001 for properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes.

Moved by Maloney,
Seconded by Iannicca;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 41-2001 to 44-2001 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 2001-818

See also Resolution 2001-815

By-law 45-2001: A by-law to impose development charges against lands to pay for increased capital costs required because of increased needs for GO Transit Service arising from development within the Regional Municipality of Peel.

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-763


10. OTHER BUSINESS


11. NOTICES OF MOTION


12. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of September 6, 2001:

Carried 2001-819

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2001-820


13. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

General Committee

  GC-2001-7 - General Committee In Camera Minutes
  Meeting held September 6, 2001

Additional Item

Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Regional employees

RECOMMENDATION GC-109-2001:

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

Approved 2001-821


F. IN CAMERA MATTERS

F1. The security of the property of the Regional Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-110-2001:

That an agreement be entered into with Canadian Waste Services Inc. for the Purchase and Sale of the lands legally described as Part Lots 7 and 8, Concession 2 North of Dundas Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, Designated as Parts 1 to 6 on Reference Plan 43R-25055 in the amount of $4,775,000 plus GST and land transfer tax and on the terms described in this report;

And further, that additional funding in the amount of $214,000 be provided to Project #99-6510 from CCR reserve (R1020) for applicable GST and land transfer tax;

And further, that a Lease Agreement between the Region and Canadian Waste Services Inc. for premises located at 1126 Fewster Drive, City of Mississauga, be executed by the Region's duly authorized signing officers as described in this report;

And further, that agreements be entered into between the Region and Canadian Waste Services Inc. for the retrofit and operation and maintenance of the 1126 Fewster Drive Facility in accordance with Council Resolution 2000-127 and this report;

And further, that additional funding in the amount of $100,000 be provided to Project #99-6510 from reserve (R1145) for the retrofit at 1126 Fewster Drive for increased costs related to GST, duties and exchange rate fluctuations;

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 affidavits, notices, statutory declarations, undertakings and other documents;

And further, that the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute all documents required.

Approved 2001-822

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-111-2001:

That the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to refund $35,937.50 of development charges paid in or about June 1998 in respect of 1 Spar Drive, City of Brampton with interest thereon not to exceed the interest required to be paid under the Development Charges Act provided that a full and final release be obtained;

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

Approved 2001-823

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-112-2001:

That the agreement for purchase & sale of a permanent easement with Her Majesty the Queen, in Right of Ontario, as represented by the Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet (Ontario Realty Corporation) for the lands described as Part of Lot 13, Concession 4, West of Hurontario Street (formerly Township of Toronto) designated as Parts 2, 3, and 6 on Reference Plan 43R-25365 in the City of Brampton and Part 7 on Reference Plan 43R-25365 in the City of Mississauga, for the purchase price of $31,365.00 be approved by the Regional Corporation;

And further that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 01-2190;

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 statutory declarations and undertakings required;

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.

Approved 2001-824


14. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 46-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on September 13, 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 2001-825

The Chief Administrative Officer invited members of Regional Council to attend the United Way of Peel Employee Campaign Kick-off being held at 12:30 p.m. on the field east of 10 Peel Centre Dr..


15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:51 a.m.

 

B. Zeran
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair