THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
October 25, 2001

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:38 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Begley recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, C. Harker, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion*, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Saito, I. Sinclair
 
Members Absent: F. Dale due to other municipal business; S. Fennell due to other municipal business; C. Gyles due to other municipal business; P. Palleschi due to illness; M. Prentice due to illness; C. Seglins due to other municipal business; R. Whitehead due to other municipal business
 
Also Present: P. Vezina, Acting 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. Szwarc, Interim Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; H. Shapiro, Associate 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


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) October 4, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 4, 2001 be approved.

Carried 2001-897


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the agenda for the October 25, 2001 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2001-898


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

General Committee

  GC-2001-9 - General Committee Minutes
  Meeting held October 18, 2001

A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-130-2001:

That the agenda for the October 18, 2001, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-899


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Alex Miller, President, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Canada Presenting the ESRI Canada Award of Excellence to the Region of Peel for the Regional Planning Atlas

Received 2001-900

See also Resolution 2001-932

D2. Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Providing an Update on Bio-terrorism Preparedness and the West Nile Virus

Received 2001-901

Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) advised Committee that there is no evidence of Anthrax exposure in Canada to date.

Dr. McKeown provided Committee members with an update on the West Nile Virus. He stated that mosquitoes found in Mississauga on August 31, 2001 were the first mosquitoes in Canada to test positive for the West Nile Virus. However, recent West Nile tests conducted in September have returned negative. Staff is working with the Province to monitor surveillance information in order to make decisions on West Nile Virus prevention for the next season. Staff will report back to Council on recommendations about West Nile Virus control.

Updated information on the West Nile Virus and on bio-terrorist agents will be available on Peel's Health Website and staff will notify Councillor Saito's office once the updated information is posted.


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Regional Chair

MA-A1. Report of the General Committee/Council Review Ad hoc Committee

RECOMMENDATION GC-131-2001:

That the terms of reference for the General Committee/Council Review Ad hoc Committee, as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated September 14, 2001, titled "Terms of Reference for the General Committee/Council Review Ad hoc Committee", be approved;

And further, that Regional Councillors continue to reserve all Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for Regional business;

And further, that the current General Committee system, including the three-week meeting cycle, be continued;

And further, that Regional Council meetings and General Committee meetings be scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m.;

And further, that Peel Living (Peel Non-Profit Housing Corporation) meetings be scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on the same day as Regional Council immediately followed by Peel Regional Housing Corporation (PRHC) meetings as required;

And further, that the current system of Ad hoc Committees and Subcommittees be continued and be pre-scheduled on reserved Thursdays for 2002 whenever possible;

And further, that the School Accommodation Task Force be disbanded due to the completion of its mandate;

And further, that a recess be held between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Regional business days for the purpose of a half hour lunch break, with consideration for flexibility;

And further, that delegations be better managed by Regional staff with a view to minimizing the number of delegations per meeting where possible;

And further, that delegations be requested, when booking their delegation, to provide detailed information in writing on the specific nature of their presentation;

And further, that "walk-on" reports, approved by the Chief Administrative Officer, be used only in emergency situations or at the request of Council;

And further, that the Procedural By-law 54-1999 be adhered to and enforced accordingly;

And further, that the Procedural By-law 54-1999 be amended to reflect these decisions and other up-dates as required;

And further, that the General Committee/Council Review Ad Hoc Committee be disbanded due to the completion of its mandate;

And further, that the revised 2002 Regional Council and Committee meeting schedule, as attached as Appendix 1 to the report of the Regional Chair dated October 4, 2001, titled "Report of the General Committee/Council Review Ad hoc Committee" be amended accordingly;

And further, that Resolution 2001-871 be rescinded.

Approved by a 2/3 vote 2001-902


MA-B. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-B1. Final Draft of Region of Peel's Strategic Plan - "Directions for Success: Investing in Peel's Future"

RECOMMENDATION GC-132-2001:

That the following sections of the report of the Chief Administrative Officer, dated October 10, 2001, titled "Final Draft of Region of Peel's Strategic Plan - Directions for Success: Investing in Peel's Future" be amended to read as follows:

Strategic Direction 1.3: "Promote and initiate actions to keep people and property safe.";

Strategic Direction 2.2: "Assess and manage the environmental, community and financial impacts of new development as it relates to Regional services.";

Strategic Direction 4.6: "Support local economic development initiatives in Peel.";
And further, that Regional Council endorse the final draft of the Region of Peel's Strategic Plan, as amended, titled "Directions for Success: Investing in Peel's Future";

And further, that Peel's Strategic Plan be subject to potential revisions pending a decision from the Province's Smart Growth Council.

Approved 2001-903



ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Items Related to Public Works - Presentations on Items PW-C4 and PW-C6 were dealt with.

PW-C4. Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site (BSLS) Landfill Gas Utilization Project

a) Presentation by Al Seskus, Manager, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Energy Services regarding Greenhouse Gas Strategy

Received 2001-904

b) Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Received 2001-905


PW-C6. Award of Tender for Waste and Recycling Haulage from Public Drop Off Facilities

a) Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and A. Pollock, Director of Waste Management

Received 2001-906

Items Related to Public Works -Reports Relating to Items PW-C4 and PW-C6 were dealt with.

PW-C4. Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site (BSLS) Landfill Gas Utilization Project

RECOMMENDATION GC-133-2001:

That Request for Proposal (RFP) Document #98-221P for the financing, design, construction and operation of a landfill gas utilization facility at the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site (BSLS) be awarded to GRS-Comcor/ IMS, subject to negotiation of a final contract satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works in consultation with the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the greenhouse gas (GHG) credits associated with offsetting coal fired power (approximately 10 percent of the total GHG credits generated by the project) be transferred to GRS-Comcor/IMS to enable them to obtain premium green energy pricing in the market place;

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

Approved 2001-907

PW-C6. Award of Tender for Waste and Recycling Haulage from Public Drop Off Facilities

RECOMMENDATION GC-134-2001:

That under the terms and conditions set out in Tender Document 2001-193T, the contract for waste and recycling haulage from Region of Peel public drop off facilities be awarded as follows for a minimum period of two years at a total cost of $1,302,878.74 ($651,439.37 per year), effective November 1, 2001:

  • Region of Peel be awarded the waste and recycling haulage contracts for the Britannia Public Waste and Recycling Drop Off Depot, Brampton Community Recycling Center (CRC) and the Bolton CRC, at a two year cost of $583,574.70, $581,461.06 and $93,541.64 respectively;

  • Sandhill Disposal be awarded the recycling haulage contract (waste is not included at Caledon only) for the Caledon Public Recycling Drop Off Depot at a two year cost of $44,301.34 (including GST);

And further, that approval be granted to award these contracts for three additional 12 month periods, based on satisfactory service, and performance, in accordance with the 24 month tender term;

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

Approved 2001-908


PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Funds for Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive/Cresthaven Road, Project 01-4442 - City of Brampton, Ward 2

Withdrawn 2001-909

See also Resolutions 2001-924 and 2001-949

PW-A2. Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of a Sanitary Sewer on Commercial Road - Local Improvement Act, Project 01-2040 - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-135-2001:

That a 250mm (10 inch) diameter sanitary sewer be constructed on Commercial Road from 72 Commercial Road to the existing manhole on Albion-Vaughan Road, south of CPR Rail, to a total distance of 317 metres (1040 feet), more or less, at a total estimated cost of $155,000 under Project 01-2040;

And further, that debentures in the amount of $155,000 be issued to the Utility Rate Stabilization Reserve to finance the property owner's total costs;

And further, that these actions will not affect the Region's debt capacity as this type of financing is considered "self liquidating" by the Province of Ontario;

And further, that annual sanitary sewer usage rate, based on a frontage charge of $14,503.40 per acre ($5,869.33 per hectare) plus a connection charge of $1,550 per connection, be assessed annually against the abutting property owners for 15 years, with the opportunity to commute the cost by advanced payment;

And further, that the installation of the sanitary service on the private side, be sole responsibility of the property owners, connection charge will only include the construction of the service from the main to the property limit;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Council authorizing the undertaking of the works and imposition of a sanitary sewer frontage rate and connection charge under the Local Improvement Act.

Approved 2001-910

PW-A3. Additional Funding Requirements for the Credit Valley Trunk Sewer Extension Class Environmental Assessment, Project 00-2910

RECOMMENDATION GC-136-2001:

That the Class Environmental Assessment for the Credit Valley Trunk Sewer Extension be upgraded from a Schedule "B" to a Schedule "C";

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $183,479 for project 00-2910 be provided from the Capital Budget Item 00-2910 to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve;

And further, that the engineering consulting firm, Totten, Sims and Hubicki Associates be retained to complete the Class Environmental Assessment as a Schedule "C" project at an additional estimated cost of $183,479 (plus applicable taxes) under Capital Budget Item 00-2910;

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

Approved 2001-911

PW-A4. Water Ban/Water Agreement - York/Peel Agreement

Withdrawn 2001-912


PW-B. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-B1. Algae in Lake Ontario

Received 2001-913

PW-B2. Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility Update on Odour Control Initiatives

Received 2001-914


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. External Funding Programs Available to Improve the Efficiency of Municipal Operations and Facilities

RECOMMENDATION GC-137-2001:

That the Commissioner of Public Works be authorized to enter into grant agreements for feasibility studies and projects aimed at improving the effectiveness of waste management operations and facilities;

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

Approved 2001-915

PW-C2. By-law to Appoint By-law Enforcement Officers

RECOMMENDATION GC-138-2001:

That a by-law to appoint By-law Enforcement Officers be enacted;

And further, that a by-law to amend the Waste Collection By-law 20-2001 accordingly be enacted;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works be delegated authority to name employees as By-law Enforcement Officers and present amending by-laws accordingly.

Approved 2001-916

See also Resolution 2001-951

RESOLUTION 2001-916 REPEALED BY 2014-499

PW-C3. Capital Funding for Equipment Replacement at the Fewster Drive Material Recovery Facility

RECOMMENDATION GC-139-2001:

That funding in the amount of $300,000 be approved for Capital Project 01-6513 to allow for the immediate replacement and repair of equipment at the Fewster Material Recovery Facility;

And further, that $225,000 be provided to Project 01-6513 from the CCR-Waste Management Reserve (R1020) and $75,000 from New Capital Waste Reserve (R1145).

Approved 2001-917

PW-C4. Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site (BSLS) Landfill Gas Utilization Project

a) Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-904

b) Presentation by Al Seskus, Manager, International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Energy Services regarding Greenhouse Gas Strategy

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-905

PW-C5. Three Bag Standard Program - Options for Enforcement

RECOMMENDATION GC-140-2001:

That single family dwellings with Accessory Dwelling Units (eg. basement apartments) be treated as single dwellings under the Three Bag Standard Program, such that all bags in excess of three will require tags;

And further, that Council approve the implementation plan for multi-plex buildings and the "will enforce" and "will not enforce" decisions proposed in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated October 3, 2001, titled "Three Bag Standard Program - Options for Enforcement".

Approved 2001-918

See also Resolutions 2001-919 and 2001-950

RECOMMENDATION GC-141-2001:

That the Commissioner of Public Works report back to General Committee on the execution of the Three Bag Program and the cost implication associated with providing three tags for each week of the year to residents.

Approved 2001-919

See also Resolutions 2001-918 and 2001-950

PW-C6. Award of Tender for Waste and Recycling Haulage from Public Drop Off Facilities

a) Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-906

b) Blair McArthur, President and Robert Cook, Executive Director, Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) regarding Award of Tender Document 2001-193T for Waste and Recycling Haulage from Public Drop Off Depots (10 minutes) (Deferred from the October 4, 2001 Regional Council Meeting)

Withdrawn 2001-920

PW-C7. Amendment to Waste Collection Design Standards Manual for New Developments and Waste Collection By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-142-2001:

That By-law 20-2001 be amended as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated September 26, 2001, titled "Amendment to Waste Collection Design Standards Manual for New Developments and Waste Collection By-law";

And further, that the Waste Collection Design Standards Manual for New Developments be amended as outlined in Appendix 2 to the subject report;

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

Approved 2001-921

See also Resolution 2001-951


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Debra Taylor, Acting Regional Director General, Transport Canada Ontario Region, Letter dated August 10, 2001, Regarding an Update on the Pickering Lands

Received 2001-922

PW-D2. The Honourable David M. Collenette, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Letter dated September 10, 2001, Announcing the Launching of the Urban Transportation Showcase Program

Received 2001-923


Additional Item

Funds for Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive/Cresthaven Road, Project 01-4442 - City of Brampton, Ward 2 (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GC-143-2001:

That the report of the Commissioner titled "Funds for Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive/Cresthaven Road, Project 01-4442 - City of Brampton, Ward 2" be placed on the October 25, 2001 Regional Council Additional Agenda for consideration.

Approved 2001-924

See also Resolutions 2001-909 and 2001-949

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT CONTINUED

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-C. Clerk's

MA-C1. 2002 Fee Increase - Land Division Committee

RECOMMENDATION GC-144-2001:

That Schedule "C" to By-law 66-97 be amended to set the Region of Peel portion of the Land Division Committee application fee at $865 and the certificate fee at $420;

And further, that the said fees be effective with respect to all applications filed on or after January 1, 2002.

Approved 2001-925


MA-D. Legal Services

MA-D1. Access to Municipal Rights-of-Way by Telecommunications Companies - Municipal Access Agreements and Amendment to the Fees By-law 11-2001

RECOMMENDATION GC-145-2001:

That Schedule 7: Public Works (Division 1) of Schedule "A" of By-law 11-2001 being the Fees By-law be amended by adding Telecommunications Installation Fees as set out in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living and the Commissioner of Public Works dated September 20, 2001, titled "Access to Municipal Rights-Of-Way by Telecommunications Companies - Municipal Access Agreements and Amendments to the Fees By-law 11-2001" become effective on November 1, 2001;

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

Approved 2001-926

See also Resolution 2001-951

Councillor Palleschi inquired about the co-ordination of municipal access agreements between the Region and area municipalities to ensure that agreements are comparable. He commented on the aesthetic of cable boxes and Bell telephone boxes and expressed the importance of having consistent installation requirements throughout the Region.

MA-D2. Payment for Legal Services in Relation to the Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management ("TIRM") Process and a Contract for the Haulage and Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste

RECOMMENDATION GC-146-2001:

That the extension of the existing retainer of the law firm of McCarthy, Tétrault for professional legal services in connection with the Region of Peel assessment and participation in the Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management ("TIRM") process and the negotiation of a contract for the haulage and disposal of municipal solid waste from the present limit of $120,000 to the estimated total amount of $180,000, exclusive of applicable taxes, be approved.

Approved 2001-927

MA-D3. The Rights and Responsibilities of Municipalities when Constructing Highway Medians

Received 2001-928

MA-D4. "New Directions - A New Municipal Act for Ontario" Key Principles of Legislation to be Introduced this Fall

Councillor Seglins expressed concerns with regards to the elimination of the three spheres of jurisdiction specifically in the areas of health, natural environment and noise and vibration.

RECOMMENDATION GC-147-2001:

That the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor report back on the outcome of the new Municipal Act with respect to what jurisdiction will remain with area municipalities in the areas of health, natural environment and noise and vibration.

Approved 2001-929

See also Resolution 2001-952


FINANCE

MA-E. Corporate Finance

MA-E1. Triannual Financial Report - August 2001

RECOMMENDATION GC-148-2001:

That the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance prepare a chart of all incomplete projects at year's end and the impact of the outstanding projects on the capital budget and report back to General Committee.

Approved 2001-930


MA-F. Information Technology Services

MA-F1. Telephone System and Equipment Maintenance, Document 2001-037P

RECOMMENDATION GC-149-2001:

That Telus National Systems Inc. be awarded the contract to provide full on-site maintenance and support services for the Region's Telephone Systems, including systems upgrades at various locations, for a 3 year period commencing November 1, 2001 at a total cost of $1,380,250 excluding applicable taxes;

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

And further, that Telus National Systems Inc. be deemed the "Vendor of Record" as the telephony service provider for the 3 year period commencing November 1, 2001 and that, subject to Purchasing By-law 50-96, the Manager of Purchasing be authorized to purchase upgrade components, as required, from Telus National Systems Inc. for the duration of the contract.

Approved 2001-931



ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Administration

PL-A1. Region of Peel, Regional Planning Atlas Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Canada - Award of Excellence

Received 2001-932

See also Resolution 2001-900


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Peel's Position on the Provincial Policy Statement - 5 Year Review

RECOMMENDATION GC-150-2001:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated October 5, 2001, titled "Peel's Position on the Provincial Policy Statement 5 Year Review", be endorsed as Peel's position on this review;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing as Peel's initial position on the Provincial Policy Statement - 5 Year Review;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the three Area Municipal Planning Commissioners with an invitation that any future reports be created jointly with the objective of having one report representing the interests of Peel and the Area Municipalities.

Approved 2001-933

Additional Item

PL-B2. GTSB Countryside Strategy (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GC-151-2001:

That the Commissioner of Planning report back to Council on the rural area of the GTA, including the main points of the GTSB report and a recommendation to incorporate the points in the Region's Official Plan Review.

Approved 2001-934


ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Property

HO-A1. Encroachment Agreement, Winston Churchill Boulevard (Regional Road No. 19), Owner: Dionisio Rodrigues and Ana Dulce Ramos Rodrigues - City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-152-2001:

That the existing encroachments at 8791 Winston Churchill Boulevard, City of Brampton - Ward 6, being a wrought-iron fence, interlocking brick driveway, three maple and two pine trees, and other surface landscaping improvements be permitted to remain in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated the 2nd day of May, 2001 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Dionisio Rodrigues and Ana Dulce Ramos Rodrigues, as permitted under Section 308, Paragraph 3 of the Municipal Act;

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 2001-935

See also Resolution 2001-951



ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

David Szwarc, Interim Commissioner of Social Services welcomed Janet Menard, the new Director of Ontario Works in Peel, to the Region of Peel.

SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-A. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-A1. Ontario Works: Service Delivery Model Implementation

Received 2001-936


HS-B. Transhelp

HS-B1. Transhelp Remedial Work

RECOMMENDATION GC-153-2001:

That $118,000 be transferred from the Mavis Road building reserve #R1904 to capital project #990046 to finance emergency remedial work with respect to propane usage at the Transhelp depot.

Approved 2001-937

HS-B2. Public Transit Symposium for Elected Officials

Received 2001-938


HEALTH

HS-C. Healthy Lifestyles

HS-C1. Smoke-Free By-law Committee Update

Received 2001-939

RECOMMENDATION GC-154-2001:

That Regional staff contact the Alcohol and Gaming Commission to obtain an accurate and updated mailing list of all licensed establishments in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2001-940


HS-D. Long-Term Care

HS-D1. Minutes of the Long-Term Care Subcommittee Meeting held September 13, 2001

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest


2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION LTCSC-3-2001:

That the agenda for the September 13, 2001, Long-Term Care Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-941

3. Delegations


4. Reports

a) Regional Facility Site Visits

Received 2001-942

Staff will plan site visits to six Long-Term Care facilities and advise Members of the scheduled arrival times at each facility.

b) Sod Turning Ceremony - New Long-Term Care Facilities

Received 2001-943

It was noted that the Brampton site is located within Ward 10. Sod turning ceremonies for the Brampton and Mississauga sites will be scheduled for the morning of October 5, 2001.

c) New Facilities Project Status Update

Received 2001-944

d) Future Agenda Items - Long-Term Care Subcommittee

Received 2001-945


5. Communications


6. Next Meeting

Will be scheduled at the call of the Chair.


HS-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-E1. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated October 1, 2001, Regarding Ontario's Proposed Regulation on Emissions Trading System and Nitric Oxide (NOx) and Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

Received 2001-946

HS-E2. The Honourable Chris Stockwell, Minister of Labour, Letter dated September 5, 2001, Regarding Peel Regional Council's Resolution 2001-581 on Second Hand Tobacco Smoke and the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Received 2001-947

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:42 a.m.

Staff Reports

a) Public Meeting to Consider Amendments to the Regional Official Plan

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That a Public Meeting regarding Official Plan Amendments, Number 3 and 4, commence at 9:30 a.m. on November 15, 2001;

And further, that the regularly scheduled Regional Council meeting commence immediately following the Public Meeting.

Carried 2001-948

b) Funds for Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive/Cresthaven Road, Project 01-4442, City of Brampton - Ward 2

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That signals be installed at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive\Cresthaven Road;

And further, that the necessary funds for Project 01-4442, in the amount of $120,000 be financed from the Development Charge Reserve (R3505).

Carried 2001-949

See also Resolutions 2001-909 and 2001-924

Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:55 a.m.

c) Three Bag Standard Program - Feasibility of an "Every Bag Needs a Tag" System

Received 2001-950

See also Resolutions 2001-918 and 2001-919


8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


9. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 49-2001: A by-law to appoint By-law Enforcement Officers to enforce By-laws of the Corporation of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 50-2001: A by-law to amend By-law 20-2001 being a by-law to repeal By-law 80-96 and establish a by-law to regulate the collection of waste in the Region of Peel.

By-law 52-2001: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) in the City of Brampton.

By-law 53-2001: A by-law to amend By-law 66-97 titled "To delegate the authority of Council to give consent under the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990 Chapter P.13, as amended, to constitute and appoint a Land Division Committee, set conditions for such delegation, prescribe a tariff for fees for applications, to provide for remuneration to Committee members, and to prescribe procedures for governing the calling, place and proceedings".

By-law 54-2001: A by-law to amend By-law 11-2001 titled "A by-law to impose fees for services and activities provided by The Regional Municipality of Peel or for the use of its Property".

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 49-2001, 50-2001 and 52-2001 to 54-2001 inclusive, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed.

Carried 2001-951

See also Resolutions 2001-916, 2001-921, 2001-926 and 2001-935


10. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Update on the New Municipal Act (Oral)

Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor updated Council on the New Municipal Act.

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor provide a presentation outlining details of the New Municipal Act at an upcoming General Committee meeting.

Carried 2001-952

See also Resolution 2001-929

b) United Way Bus and Fire Truck Pull Competition (Oral)

Received 2001-953

Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works updated Council on the outcome of the United Way Bus and Fire Truck Pull Competition and congratulated the City of Mississauga on their first place victory and Peel's fourth place finish.

c) Affordable Housing in Peel

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

Whereas the federal government has proposed a capital grants program for affordable housing, with a federal contribution of $680 million over four years, to be matched by provincial and territorial contributions;

And whereas the federal government, provinces and territories agreed at their meeting in London, Ontario, August 2001 to negotiate on the terms of participation of each jurisdiction and report on their progress in November;

And whereas the lack of affordable housing has reached epidemic proportions across Canada;

Therefore, be it resolved that Regional Council urge the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to join in funding a capital grants program for affordable housing by sharing in the cost of that program;

And further, that the Province of Ontario be urged to devote significant new funds, not currently allocated to a related measure, to the program;

And further, that the parameters of the program must be sufficiently flexible to allow funding of units for low income households, who cannot afford the low end of local market rent;

And further, that the federal and provincial/territorial governments should involve municipal governments in designing and implementing the program locally;

And further, that this resolution be forwarded to the Provincial and Federal Ministers of Housing and area MPs and MPPs.

Carried 2001-954


11. NOTICES OF MOTION


12. IN CAMERA MATTERS


13. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That By-law 55-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on October 25, 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 2001-955


14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 a.m.

B. Zeran
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair