THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
November 15, 2001

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:37 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Bissell recited the prayer.

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


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) October 25, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 25, 2001 be approved.

Carried 2001-956


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on November 8, 2001 be amended to show Councillor Dale as departing early due to other municipal business;

And further, that the agenda for the November 15, 2001 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2001-957


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Additional Item

"Mississauga on Board" (Oral)

Received 2001-958

Councillor McCallion presented Chair Kolb with the new City of Mississauga Monopoly Board Game called "Mississauga on Board". She advised that a portion of the game's proceeds will be contributed to Community Living Mississauga.

Additional Item

Awareness of Social Housing Issues in the Region of Peel (Oral)

Received 2001-959

See also Resolutions 2001-1002 and 2001-1003

Councillor Mullin updated Regional Council on Social Housing issues in the Region of Peel. She stated that there are approximately 38,000 people on Peel's waiting list for affordable housing and that the Region needs 1,700 to 2,000 affordable housing units annually for 10 years to keep pace. Council was advised that since January 2001, the nightly average family admissions for overnight shelter have increased by 180% and that 40% of people in shelters go to work during the day and return to the shelter at night. The impact of homelessness on Children was also stressed.

a) Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Councillor Maja Prentice presenting Plaques of Appreciation to the following Sponsors of the 2001 Environment Days: Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, Brampton Centre for Sports and Entertainment, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, and Communication Repair Logistics

Received 2001-960


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

  GC-2001-10 - General Committee Minutes
  Meeting held November 8, 2001

A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-155-2001:

That the agenda for the November 8, 2001, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2001-961


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Honourable Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to sign a Certificate of Transfer of Social Housing Businesses to the Region of Peel

Withdrawn 2001-962

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS.C1 was dealt with.

HS-C1. State of the Region's Health Report
Presentation by Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health (MOH)

Received 2001-963


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. The Peel/York Inter-Regional Water Servicing Partnership Agreement

RECOMMENDATION GC-156-2001:

That the Commissioner of Public Works report back on investigation results and analysis of the adoption of a policy that will impose the installation of cisterns in new homes being built in the Region of Peel in order to utilize storm water for residential use.

Approved 2001-964

PW-A2. Consulting Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for Intersection Improvement Works at Cawthra Road/North Service Road, Cawthra Road/Queensway East, Cawthra Road/Burnhamthorpe Road and Cawthra Road/Highway 403/Eastgate Parkway, Project No. 99-4040 - City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3, 4 and 7

RECOMMENDATION GC-157-2001:

That the consulting engineering firm, Marshall Macklin Monaghan, be retained to provide detailed design and contract administration services for the intersection improvements at Cawthra Road/North Service Road and Cawthra Road/Queensway East and Cawthra Road/Burnhamthorpe Road and Cawthra Road/Highway 403/Eastgate Parkway at a total estimated cost of $267,020.30 (excluding G.S.T.), under Project 99-4040;

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

Approved 2001-965

PW-A3. Status Update for the Proposed Extension of Highway 410, Project 00-4020 - City of Brampton, Wards 2 and 10, and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-158-2001:

That Peel enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for Phase I of the Highway 410 extension project under the principles of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU);

And further, that the Region provide its 34 percent share of funding gradually up to the total amount of $9.8 Million (current estimate) under Project No. 00-4020;

And further, that Peel enter into an agreement with the City of Brampton to ensure that their original funding contribution in cash and land, estimated at $2.9 Million be transferred to the Peel Project No. 00-4020;

And further, that the City of Brampton be requested to consider increasing their financial contribution proportionately to reflect the increase in the estimated project costs;

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

And further, that the Regional Clerk provide a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated October 3, 2001, titled "Status Update for the Proposed Extension of Highway 410, Project 00-4020 - City of Brampton, Wards 2 and 10, and Town of Caledon, Ward 2" to the Ministry of Transportation, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

Approved 2001-966

Additional Item

Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of a Watermain on Mayfield Road from House Number 8664 To House Number 8782, Municipal Act, Project 01-1385 - Town of Caledon, Ward 5 and City of Brampton, Ward 10 (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GC-159-2001:

That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated October 29, 2001, titled "Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of a Watermain on Mayfield Road from House Number 8664 To House Number 8782, Municipal Act, Project 01-1385 - Town of Caledon, Ward 5 and City of Brampton, Ward 10" be distributed to members of Regional Council as soon as possible for consideration at the November 15, 2001 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2001-967

See also Resolution 2001-1013

PW-B. Waste Management

PW-B1. Commendation for Steve Field, Acting Supervisor, Waste Collection

Received 2001-968

Regional Council thanked Steve Field for his exceptional service at the Region of Peel.


PW-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-C1. Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board, Letter dated October 15, 2001, Acknowledging the Region of Peel's Letter and Resolution on Student Safety/Traffic Concerns, Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-160-2001:

That the Commissioner of Public Works report back on the installation of a pedestrian overpass on Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive outlining cost of construction and maintenance and show a cost comparison between the school boards reinstating the busing program and the installation of an overpass.

Approved 2001-969

See also Resolution 2001-970

PW-C2. Terri Brenton, Legislative Co-ordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 3, 2001, Regarding Safety/Traffic Concerns - Steeles Avenue East at Hartford Trail/Orchard Drive and Steeles Avenue East at Kennedy Road South - Ward 3

Referred to Public Works 2001-970

See also Resolution 2001-969

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Legal Services

MA-A1. New Municipal Act (Oral)
Presentation by K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor

Received 2001-971

MA-A2. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Process - 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-161-2001:

Whereas the recent events of September 11, 2001 have affected air transportation and airport security;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Regional Chair immediately request that the Federal Minister of Transport and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority approve a one-time term extension of two years to each member of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors whose term will expire in 2002;

And further, that a response be requested prior to the December 6, 2001 Regional Council meeting;

And further, should a response not be received by December 6, 2001 Council approves the following:

a) Recommendation to the GTAA to reappoint Mr. Louis Parsons, Peel's "At-Large" Representative for a further four years subject to confirmation of Mr. Parsons residency status in Peel; and

b) Commencement of Peel's approved public nomination process for the position of Peel's "Consumers Interests" Representative;

And further, that the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, the Mississauga Board of Trade, the Brampton Board of Trade, the Caledon Chamber of Commerce and the GTAA be so advised.

Approved 2001-972

See also Resolutions 2001-974 and 2001-977


MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. Minutes of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee held on October 18, 2001

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Mayor McCallion requested that the subject of Limousine Taxi Service be added to the agenda.

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-2-2001:

That the agenda for the October 18, 2001, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad Hoc Committee be amended to include the subject of Limousine Taxi Services at the airport;

And further, that the agenda for the October 18, 2001, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad Hoc Committee be approved as amended.

Approved 2001-973


3. REPORT/ITEMS

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

Received 2001-974

See also Resolutions 2001-972 and 2001-977

Mr. Ronald Dennis, Consumer Representative, outlined the GTAA member's presentation, which included:

  • Airport Development Program;
  • Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport;
  • Proposed Pickering Airport Lands;
  • Airport Operating Area in the City of Toronto Official Plan;
  • Ground Transportation Services;
  • Transit Issues; and
  • Limousine Taxi Service, as requested by Mayor McCallion

  • Airport Development Programs (ADP)

    The Airport Development Programs (ADP) has been designed to be flexible, and in light of the events of September 11, 2001 and the uncertainty of the demand for airport transportation services in the future, the GTAA will be able to slowdown or advance development projects as necessary. Currently, the GTAA is in its 4th year of a 10-year project with one-third of the total ADP budget being spent, and over half the total budget being committed to on-going projects.

    The Airport Development Programs (ADP) which are currently underway are:

    Terminal Development:

  • Terminal One (new), stage 1 is on schedule and should be complete by October 2003
  • Parking Garage to be completed by November 2002
  • Roads and bridges to be completed by August 2003

    The Airside Development:

  • Runway 06-Right / 24 Left - to be completed by March 2002
  • Runway 05 Right / 23 Left - has been improved, however further construction may be required pending demand

    Infield Development:

  • Infield Holdroom Terminal - to be completed by December 2001
  • Three Bay Hanger - to be completed by March 2002

    The Airport Development Programs (ADP) which have been completed are:

    Utilities Development

  • Central Utilities Plant

    Airside Development

  • Central De-icing Facility
  • Dual Taxiway Project

    South Development

  • Peel Regional Police and Transport Canada Building
  • Support Facilities

    Infield Development

  • Cargo Facilities
  • Cara Flight Kitchen
  • Courtney Park Extension

    Mr. Dennis continued to describe the project development progress of Terminal One (New) to October 2001. The installation of internal systems have begun, with the construction of piers D and E and apron control tower taking shape. Continued work is underway on the arrivals and departure roadways to ensure the roads can handle traffic upon the first stage opening in 2003.

  • Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport

    An agreement with Toronto Airways Limited has been completed to operate the Buttonville Airport, with a 10-year financial commitment to maintain aviation capacity by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).

    The subject Buttonville and GTAA agreement will accomplish the following:

  • Ensure that the capacity at Buttonville will be maximized and maintained;
  • Air Traffic growth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is manageable; and
  • That the GTAA has the necessary time to complete the interim planning for a future airport in Pickering.

    Mr. Dennis advised members that Buttonville is an important aviation asset to the GTAA, however it has limitations, as it cannot accommodate the expected growth in air traffic in the GTA.

    Mayor McCallion advised that Nortel-Australia are flying less, utilizing such technology as video conferencing which is not necessarily a direct result of the September 11, 2001 incident, however may relate to the economic market downturn.

    Mr. Dennis noted that after the Gulf War, the aviation sector took 4 years to recover from an average of 16% lower aircraft movements. In relation to September 11, 2001, the following aircraft movements took place:

  • week ending September 7, 2001 - up 2.2%
  • week ending September 14, 2001 - down 45%
  • week ending September 22, 2001 - down 15%
  • week ending September 29, 2001 - down 12%
  • week ending October 8, 2001 - down 10%

    However, since the recent developments with Biochemical terrorism, there has been a drop in aircraft movements to -14%. The GTAA's plan however is designed to accommodate increased travel or reduce operations based on the downturn in aircraft movements.

    Additional Item

    Security at Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA)

    Received 2001-975

    Mayor McCallion expressed concern with her lack of knowledge of security at LBPIA. Chair Kolb undertook to coordinate a briefing by the GTAA to Regional and Area Municipal Councils on security protocols, within reason, that are in place at LBPIA. The effort of such a briefing will be to reassure Peel's elected officials of the airport's readiness to deal with security breaches and to provide Peel's elected officials the appropriate tools to reassure the general public of Pearson's readiness.

    GTAA Board members advised that the communication plan which is currently used, as it relates to communications with elected officials as a result of the September 11,2001 incident, will be considered.

    Mr. Bernard Wilson, Business Representative, advised that security is very sensitive and is discussed at great length by the GTAA's Audit Committee. Mr. Steve Shaw, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, GTAA, was requested to review the subject of security briefings to the elected officials and recommend how such briefings can be undertaken in a discreet yet informative manner. Such a meeting should include elected representatives from the Region of Peel, Transport Canada and representatives from Peel Regional Police.

    Chair Kolb spoke briefly on the role the GTAA have in policy development with the Ministry of Transportation and policy implementation, as it relates to security. Policy development and implementation and delivery by the two organizations may cause service gaps and misinterpretation of the policy.

    Mayor McCallion encouraged the GTAA members to involve the elected officials in those areas that may benefit from their influence with other levels of government.

    Mayor Fennell requested clarification on the boarding of flights of persons with religious paraphernalia i.e. ceremonial daggers, also known as a kirpan. GTAA members advised that the wearing of a kirpan is restricted on flights, and that there have not been issues in this regard.

  • Proposed Pickering "Airport" Lands

    Mr. Wilson advised that on April 5, 2001, the GTAA were asked by Transport Canada to conduct a study regarding a Regional airport on the Pickering lands. Should the government approve of an airport on the Pickering lands, Transport Canada has committed to the GTAA being designated to develop and operate such an airport.

    In light of this study and commitment by Transport Canada, the GTAA have established a community office and consultative committee on the Pickering lands.

  • Airport Operating Area in the City of Toronto Official Plan

    The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has recently ruled that there be an airport operating area in the City of Toronto, similar to the operating areas in the Region of Peel.

  • Ground Transportation Services/Transit Issues

    The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has successfully extended their "Rocket" transit route service.

  • Limousine Taxi Service

    Mr. Dennis advised members that the current tools to curb illegal taxi services, also known as scoopers, are ineffective, however there is legislation in the planning stage to address this area of concern.

    Mayor McCallion felt that the issue of scoopers is important, and educating the travelling public not to use these illegal taxis will be critical to the success of curbing the trend. The GTAA members were advised that the City of Mississauga was heavily criticized by the taxi industry for its position on services to the airport.

    Additional item

    Airport Development Levies

    Received 2001-976

    The City of Mississauga will file an application to Transport Canada through the Federal Minister of Transportation to be supplied with plans for airport development in an effort to determine levies. Mayor McCallion suggested that greater cooperation is needed in this regard. GTAA Board members appeared to be supportive of the sharing of information on airport development, however were unaware of the development plans not being shared, and that it will be discussed at a future meeting at a GTAA Committee meeting.

    b) Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors - 2002 Nominations Update (Oral)

    Received 2001-977

    See also Resolutions 2001-972 and 2001-974

    The Regional Clerk advised members that due to a tight deadline in the 2002 nomination process, a report will be presented at the November 8, 2001 General Committee meeting to address the process for two GTAA Board positions which will expire in 2002.


  • MA-B2. Minutes of the Local Governance Ad hoc Committee meeting held on October 18, 2001

    1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

    2. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

    RECOMMENDATION LGAHC-1-2001:

    That Councillor Carlson be appointed Chair of the Local Governance Ad hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2003;And further, that Councillor Sinclair be appointed Vice-Chair of the Local Governance Ad hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2003.

    Approved 2001-978

    3. ITEMS OF BUSINESS

    a) Mandate of Committee

    Received 2001-979

    b) Governance Update from Area Municipalities (Oral)

  • City of Brampton
  • Town of Caledon
  • City of Mississauga

    Received 2001-980

  • City of Brampton Governance Issues

    Councillor Miles advised Members that the Council of the City of Brampton had taken steps to reconfigure itself and that these steps may raise issues related to size of Peel's other Area Municipalities when considering representation by population. She noted that the reconfiguration process would be a lengthy exercise and that input from all three Area Municipal Councils and the Region would be necessary to ensure one municipality's direction would not impact others.

    The next step for Brampton will be the investigation of ward boundary adjustments. On behalf of Brampton Council, Councillor Miles requested that the City of Mississauga share with Brampton and Caledon any reports and expected timeframes dealing with the issue of local governance.

    Appointment of Councillor Gael Miles to the Local Governance Ad hoc Committee

    RECOMMENDATION LGAHC-2-2001:

    That Councillor Gael Miles be appointed to the Local Governance Ad Hoc Committee for the term ending November 30, 2003.

    Approved 2001-981

    Town of Caledon Governance Issues

    Councillor Seglins confirmed that the Town of Caledon has no plans at this time to deal with the Local Governance issue.

    Councillor Saito advised Members that she expects a review of Mississauga Council and Ward Boundaries to be initiated early in 2002. Councillor Saito recognized that the issue of municipal governance was not just a local issue but also affects representation on Regional Council. She noted that Mississauga had gone through a similar exercise in 1994 and expects that any future report would be similar to the recommendations set out at that time.

    City of Mississauga Governance Issues

    Councillor Saito has requested that Mississauga staff circulate a copy of the report dealt with by Mississauga Council in 1994 to Members of Regional Council.

    RECOMMENDATION LGAHC-3-2001:

    Whereas the Council of the City of Brampton has resolved to downsize its membership to 10 plus 1;

    And whereas, the City of Brampton has a Governance Committee comprised of Councillors and Citizens who are looking at ward boundaries;

    And whereas, a change to the size of the Council of the City of Mississauga could affect the Brampton Governance Model;

    Therefore, be it resolved that the City of Mississauga be requested to respond in writing to Regional Council as to a timeframe during which they may expect the City of Mississauga to deal with the issue of the size of their Council.

    Approved 2001-982


    FINANCE

    MA-C. Internal Audit

    MA-C1. Minutes of the Audit Subcommittee meeting held on October 25, 2001

    Items 3.a) and 3.b) were discussed by the Subcommittee.

    3.a) Review of Geoware System in Waste Management

    L. Hawes, Director of Internal Audit provided an overview of the Audit of the Geoware System in Waste Management outlined in the report.

    A. Pollock, Director of Waste Management spoke to the recommendations from Internal Audit as described in Appendix I of the report.

    3.b) Purchasing By-law

    J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance provided background on the process of updating the Region's Purchasing by-law and noted that the Subcommittee was not being asked to approve the recommendation in the report at this time as discussions regarding the Peel Regional Police (PRP) Purchasing by-law were ongoing and staff were investigating the possibility of having one by-law for both the Region and Peel Regional Police.

    1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


    2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    RECOMMENDATION ASC-9-2001:

    That the agenda for the October 25, 2001, Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.


    3. REPORTS

    a) Review of Geoware System in Waste Management

    Received 2001-983

    b) Purchasing By-law

    RECOMMENDATION ASC-10-2001:

    That a meeting of the Audit Subcommittee be scheduled for November 15, 2001 at 8:30 a.m. to further discuss the Purchasing by-law.

    Approved 2001-984

    c) Finance Department Realignment
    Presentation by J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

    Received 2001-985

    J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance provided an overview of the Finance Department realignment as well as introducing new staff members to the Subcommittee.

    Ed Zamparo, Manager, Financial Policy and Strategic Analysis and Steve McHugh, Manager, Financial Systems Co-ordination, were present and introduced themselves to Subcommittee members.

    Regional Chair Kolb suggested that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance provide Regional Council with an organizational chart of the realignment during the upcoming Budget process.


    4. SCHEDULE OF FUTURE MEETINGS

    a) Internal Audits in Progress (Oral)
    Remarks by L. Hawes, Director, Internal Audit

    Received 2001-986


    5. OTHER BUSINESS

    Councillor Whitehead requested that a report be brought forward to the Audit Subcommittee regarding the Region's investment strategy considering the current interest rate situation.


    MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

    MA-D1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 9, 2001, Regarding New Strategy for Federal and Provincial Participation in Municipal Infrastructure

    RECOMMENDATION GC-162-2001:

    Whereas public infrastructure is the backbone of a successful, dynamic economy;

    And whereas Federal and Provincial financial support is essential for public infrastructure upgrades, replacement and expansion;

    And whereas the current slowing of the economy combined with the tragic events of September 11, 2001 have created substantial uncertainty in the Canadian economy, particularly in Ontario;

    And whereas the Regional Municipality of Peel welcomes the Ontario Government's renewed commitment towards supporting public infrastructure with its recent announcement of financial assistance for public transit and roads and bridges;

    And whereas the current Federal share of the Infrastructure Canada Program in Ontario is significantly less than that of the Province and municipalities;

    Therefore, be it resolved that the Regional Municipality of Peel calls on the Federal Government to follow the Ontario Government's lead and commit itself to a higher level of funding for public infrastructure;

    And further, that the Regional Municipality of Peel calls on both the Federal and Provincial Governments to spend up the existing infrastructure funding process under the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program (COIP) and SuperBuild in order to provide a much needed economic stimulus in the face of the current economic downturn;

    And further, that the Regional Municipality of Peel supports the call from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for the Federal and Ontario Governments to return to an equal one-third funding formula each for COIP and SuperBuild funded projects.

    Approved 2001-987

    See also Resolution 2001-997

    MA-D2. Yvonne Hurst, Clerk, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB), Letter dated October 15, 2001, Regarding Cost to Defend Municipal Policies at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)

    Received 2001-988

    MA-D3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 12, 2001, Regarding AMO Attending the Senate Committee Hearing on Bill C-11, on Immigration to Canada and the Granting of Refugee Protection

    Received 2001-989

    MA-D4. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 12, 2001, Regarding Update on Bell Neutral Answering Service (BNAS) Application to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

    Received 2001-990

    MA-D5. Adrian Gordon, General Manager, Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness, Letter dated October 2, 2001, Regarding the Appointment of Commissioner Inkster and Major-General Lewis Mackenzie to a Committee to Review the Current State of Emergency Preparedness in Ontario

    Received 2001-991


    ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

    PL-A. Development Review and Transportation Planning

    PL-A1. Removing the "H" Holding Symbol from Zoning By-law "H-R4-1825" - City of Mississauga, Ward 6

    RECOMMENDATION GC-163-2001:

    That the request by the City of Mississauga to remove the 'H" - holding symbol from zoning By-law "H-R4-1825" be supported;

    And further, that the City of Mississauga be so advised.

    Approved 2001-992

    PL-A2. Springdale Transportation Development Cap

    RECOMMENDATION GC-164-2001:

    That Regional Council formally endorse the new Springdale Transportation Development Cap of 13,000 units and the allocations approved by City of Brampton Council as described in their Report to the Planning and Building Committee of September 10, 2001;

    And further, that Regional Council direct staff to proceed with implementation of the Phased Road Improvements Plan for the Regional Roads in the years indicated in the report of the Commissioner of Planning and Commissioner of Public Works dated June 7, 2001, titled "Springdale Transportation Cap - Increases to 13,000 Units".

    Approved 2001-993


    PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

    PL-B1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day in Peel

    RECOMMENDATION GC-165-2001:

    WHEREAS the week of November 11-17, 2001 is being promoted by the National Geographic Society, the American Association of Geographers, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., the University Consortium for Geographic Science and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association as Geography Awareness Week;

    AND WHEREAS, November 14, 2001 has been targeted as a worldwide GIS Day;

    AND WHEREAS, the purpose of GIS Day is to promote the awareness and appreciation for how important Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is as an enabling technology;

    AND WHEREAS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is being used by many departments and organizations in Peel;

    AND WHEREAS, the goal of GIS Day is to educate 3,000,000 people around the world;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT November 14, 2001, be proclaimed GIS DAY in Peel.

    Approved 2001-994


    PL-C. COMMUNICATIONS

    PL-C1. Eldred R. King, Chairman, GO Transit, Letter dated October 4, 2001, Requesting Support to Exempt GO Transit from the Obligation to Pay Development Charges or Provide Financial Security

    Referred to Planning 2001-995

    PL-C2. Minutes of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) meeting held on August 28, 2001

    Received 2001-996

    PL-C3. Honourable David Collenette, Minister of Transport, Letter dated October 31, 2001, Regarding the Government of Canada's Position on Funding for Municipal Transit

    RECOMMENDATION GC-166-2001:

    That the Commissioner of Planning report back to the November 29, 2001 General Committee meeting on Peel's position on the direct link concept to Union Station and Pearson Airport;

    And further, that the report include a proposal of the rail link system connection to Georgetown GO Rail and the direct link option to Union Station;

    And further, that the report include a recommendation and draft response to the Minister of Transportation regarding immediate transportation priorities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

    Approved 2001-997

    See also Resolution 2001-987

     

    ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

    HO-A. Property

    HO-A1. Peel Ownership Demonstration Project, West Side of Cawthra Road, North of CNR Railway Line - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

    Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
    Seconded by Councillor Dale;

    That Recommendation GC-167-2001 which reads as follows:

    "That the lands legally described as Lots 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 and 132 on Registered Plan B-19, save and except Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-12562, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, and comprising some 3.95 acres (1.6 hectares) be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation"

    be deferred to the November 29, 2001 General Committee meeting.

    Carried 2001-998

    See also Resolution 2001-999

    Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
    Seconded by Councillor Dale;

    That Recommendation GC-168-2001 which reads as follows:

    "That the lands legally described as Lots 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131 and 132 on Registered Plan B-19, save and except Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-12562, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, and comprising some 3.95 acres (1.6 hectares) be listed for sale on the Toronto Real Estate Board's Multiple Listing Service for a List Price of $1,700,000 for 180 days;

    And further, that the net proceeds from the sale be deposited in the Social Housing Reserve Fund (Cost Centre R1285, Account 19350) to be specifically designated for development purposes;

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

    And further, that staff be directed to report back to Regional Council for approval of any Offer to Purchase resulting from the Multiple Listing Service listing."

    be deferred to the November 29, 2001 General Committee meeting.

    Carried 2001-999

    See also Resolution 2001-998

    HO-A2. Proposed License Agreement Between the Regional Municipality of Peel and Bell Mobility Cellular Inc. for Antennae Space on the Snelgrove Water Tower Located on Mayfield Road - City of Brampton, Ward 2

    RECOMMENDATION GC-169-2001:

    That the License Agreement between the Regional Municipality of Peel as Licensor and Bell Mobility Cellular Inc. as Licensee, for antennae space on the Region owned Snelgrove Water Tower located on Mayfield Road, described as Part of the East Half of Lot 17, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton, designated as Part 1 on reference plan 43R-3966, be approved subject to Council or Councillor Palleschi's review of the aesthetics of the tower;

    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.

    Approved 2001-1000


    HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

    HO-B1. Tim Hudak, MPP, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Letter dated October 3, 2001, Acknowledging Chair Kolb's Participation in the "Ontario, More to Discover Tour"

    Received 2001-1001

    Additional Item

    Affordable Housing in Peel

    RECOMMENDATION GC-170-2001:

    That three minutes at the beginning of every General Committee and Regional Council meeting be designated for one Regional Councillor to speak on the matter of Affordable Housing and their residents experiences - letters, phone calls, pictures;

    And further, that the Council member may speak to the waiting list, timing, shelters, and any other relevant information around the need for affordable housing to address the present waiting list;

    And further, that staff supply the latest affordable housing statistics for distribution to Regional Council.

    Approved 2001-1002

    See also Resolutions 2001-959 and 2001-1003

    RECOMMENDATION GC-171-2001:

    Whereas the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing was unable to appear as a delegation at the November 8, 2001 General Committee meeting to discuss Peel's new role as Service Manager for social housing programs;

    Therefore, be it resolved that a letter be sent to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing outlining outstanding questions and issues as it relates to the transfer of social housing responsibilities to the Region of Peel and the potential collaboration between our governments;

    And further, that the subject letter include the following:

  • that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing not turn over surplus lands to the Ontario Realty Corporation for disposal without first notifying members of Regional Council;

  • that the Region of Peel be provided with information regarding the acquisition process for municipalities to acquire provincial lands for new housing initiatives

    And further, that the subject letter be signed by the Regional Chair and the Chair of Housing and Property and the President of Peel Living.

    Approved 2001-1003

  • See also Resolutions 2001-959 and 2001-1002


    ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

    SOCIAL SERVICES

    HS-A. General Services

    HS-A1. Community Programs Funding 2001, Funding for Six Collaborative Initiatives that Support Youth and Families

    RECOMMENDATION GC-172-2001:

    That Council approve funding through the Regional Community Programs Funding for six initiatives, totalling $219,520 as listed in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner (Interim) of Social Services dated October 15, 2001 and titled "Community Programs Funding 2001, Funding for Six Collaborative Initiatives that Support Youth and Families" to be financed as follows:

    Social Services Current Budget (CF00012-56743) $ 88,259
       
    National Child Benefit Reinvestment (CF10101-56110) $131,261

    Approved 2001-1004


    HS-B. Children's Services

    HS-B1. Special Needs Program

    Received 2001-1005


    HEALTH

    HS-C. Health Planning

    HS-C1. State of the Region's Health Report
    Presentation by Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health (MOH)

    This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-963


    HS-D. Long-Term Care

    HS-D1. Food Service Contract for Long-Term Care Facilities

    RECOMMENDATION GC-173-2001:

    That Regional Council authorize Peel Health to extend Contract 97P-103 with Sysco Food Services of Ontario to continue to provide an essential food service for the Long-Term Care facilities until December 31, 2001, (an extension of 3 months and a contract value increase of $500,000) to allow time to analyze and evaluate the new proposal call closing on October 24, 2001.

    Approved 2001-1006

    HS-D2. New Long-Term Care Facilities Project Status Update

    Received 2001-1007


    HS-E. COMMUNICATIONS

    HS-E1. Tony Clement, MPP, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated September 26, 2001, Announcing Special Grants Intended to Improve Patient Care by Upgrading and Enhancing Existing Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Equipment of Ontario

    Received 2001-1008

    HS-E2. Steven Mahoney, MP, Mississauga West, News Release: dated
    October 3, 2001, Announcing Mahoney Elected as Vice-Chair of Citizenship and Immigration Committee

    Received 2001-1009

    HS-E3. Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health (MOH), Region of Peel, Letter dated October 11, 2001, Regarding Ontario Minister of Labour's Response to Regional Council's Resolution on Second-hand Smoke and the Occupational Health and Safety Act

    Received 2001-1010


    F. OTHER BUSINESS

    F1. Additional Justices of the Peace (Oral)

    Received 2001-1011

    Chair Kolb advised Regional Council that the Region of Peel would be receiving four additional Justices of the Peace starting October 2001.


    Staff Reports

    a) Region of Peel Federal Budget Submission: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Resolution

    Moved by Councillor McCallion,
    Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

    That Council adopt the resolution supporting the Federation of Canadian Municipalities report entitled, "A Better Quality of Life Through Sustainable Community Development: Priorities and Investment Plan" in Appendix 2 of the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance dated November 12, 2001, titled "Region of Peel Federation Budget Submission: Federation of Canadian Municipalities Resolution" and that the resolution be distributed to the Prime Minister, the Finance Minister and the MPs representing the Region of Peel;

    And further, that Council adopt the document "Region of Peel Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance: Pre-Budget Consultations", in Appendix 3 of the subject report, and forward copies to the Standing Committee on Finance;

    And further, that Council support the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) resolution in Appendix 4 of the subject report;

    And further, that a copy of the subject report be distributed to MPs and MPPs representing the Region of Peel and to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

    Carried 2001-1012


    b) Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of a Watermain on Mayfield Road from House Number 8664 To House Number 8782, Municipal Act, Project 01-1385 - City of Brampton, Ward 10 and Town of Caledon, Ward 5

    Moved by Councillor Seglins,
    Seconded by Councillor Harker;

    That a 300mm (12 inch) diameter watermain be constructed on Mayfield Road from #8664 Mayfield Road to #8782 Mayfield Road, a total distance of 412 metres (1352 feet), more or less, at a total estimated cost of $155,000 under Project 01-1385;

    And further, that the cost share for the Mayfield Road watermain from #8664 Mayfield Road to #8782 Mayfield Road be financed from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve as follows:

    Owners' Contribution - $ 42,502

    Region's Contribution - $112,498

    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 the special assessment be based on a frontage rate of $164 per metre ($50 per foot) to a maximum of 61 metres per lot (200 feet per lot), and the special assessment be an annual waterworks rate payable over fifteen (15) years, plus imputed interest, as certified by the Treasurer;

    And further, that an annual waterworks rate, based on a frontage rate of $164 per metre ($50 per foot) to a maximum of 61 metres per lot (200 feet per lot), payable over fifteen (15) years, plus imputed interest, as certified by the Treasurer, be imposed as due and payable on lots for which a deferred benefit accrues as soon as an immediate benefit is delivered;

    And further, that the property owners be given an opportunity to commute the special assessment by advance payment at any time during the fifteen (15) year period;

    And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Council authorizing the undertaking of the works and imposition of a waterworks rate under the Municipal Act;

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

    Carried 2001-1013

    See also Resolution 2001-967


    8. BY-LAWS

    Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:15 a.m.

    9. OTHER BUSINESS

    a) Groundwater Extraction and Use in the Region of Peel

    Moved by Councillor McCallion,
    Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

    That staff investigate the use of groundwater in the Region of Peel and report back to General Committee on the feasibility of enacting a by-law to address a method of controlling the extraction and use of ground water by the Region of Peel.

    Carried 2001-1014


    10. NOTICES OF MOTION


    11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

    Moved by Councillor Dale,
    Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

    That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of November 8, 2001.

    Carried 2001-1015

    Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
    Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

    That Council move out of In Camera.

    Carried 2001-1016


    General Committee

      GC-2001-10 - General Committee In Camera Minutes
      Meeting held November 8, 2001

    G1. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

    RECOMMENDATION GC-174-2001:

    That the proposed Case Outline and conditions attached to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated October 25, 2001, titled "Proposed Case Outline for the Graham Bros. Aggregates Ltd. Caledon Pit Extension Application", be endorsed;

    And further, that Regional staff and legal counsel be authorized to continue settlement efforts with the Applicant, in conjunction with the Town of Caledon and the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), and where necessary be authorized to make minor adjustments to the proposed Case Outline and conditions;

    And further, should settlement efforts not be successful, that staff and legal counsel be instructed to attend the Joint Board hearing for the purpose of advocating that the Region's proposed conditions relating to Rehabilitation, the Protection of Groundwater Resources and a Public Liaison Committee and such other conditions as are consistent with the Region's interests in this matter are approved by the Board;

    And further, that after consideration by Council, the subject report and all previous In Camera Reports related to this matter be made available to the public through the Planning Department.

    Approved 2001-1017

    G2. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

    RECOMMENDATION GC-175-2001:

    That the Agreement to Lease between OMERS Realty Management Corporation as Landlord and The Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant for approximately 1,300 square feet of space located within the Square One Shopping Centre at 100 City Centre Drive, in the City of Mississauga, be approved;

    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 the transaction and to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Lease.

    Approved 2001-1018

    Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:19 a.m.


    12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

    Moved by Councillor Prentice,
    Seconded by Councillor Saito;

    That By-law 57-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on November 15, 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 2001-1019


    13. ADJOURNMENT

    The meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m.

    B. Zeran
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    Regional Clerk
      E. Kolb
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    Regional Chair