THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

SPECIAL MEETING

March 1, 2001

Purpose: To deliberate the Region of Peel’s 2001 Business Plan

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 1:21 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Members: R. Begley, G. Carlson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallionw, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead
Members Absent: L. Bissell, due to personal reasons; C. Corbasson, due to vacation; C. Gyles, due to other municipal business; C. Harker, due to a family matter; M. Prentice, P. Saito, 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; P. Vezina, Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; Paul Vivian, Director of Human Resources; B. Zeran, Director of Clerk’s and Regional Clerk; L. Conde, Legislative Co-ordinator

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

    1. February 22, 2001, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on February 22, 2001 be approved.

Carried 2001-173


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the agenda for the March 1, 2001 Special Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2001-174

R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, spoke briefly to the Region’s 2001 Business Plan, noting that it represents the fourth consecutive year of no tax increase and the eleventh constructive year of no tax increase for Regionally directly controlled programs.


5. DELEGATIONS/STAFF PRESENTATIONS

PROGRAM REVIEWS

Item 5.5a) was dealt with.

5a) Winter Control Services – Road Optimization Analysis

Presentation by P. Williams, Director, Operations and Maintenance, Public Works

Received 2001-175

Councillor McCallion indicated that she would bring the Winter Control Services – Road Optimization Analysis issue to a future Mississauga Council meeting for discussion there.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That Regional staff co-ordinate with Area Municipal staff to improve snow removal in the Region.

Received 2001-176

Councillor Morrison requested that when staff bring forward the contract award report for Winter Control Services – Road Optimization Analysis issue to a future meeting, that the costs for the software component be identified.

1. Social Services

Received 2001-177

Councillor McCallion departed at 2:17 p.m.

2. Public Health

Received 2001-178

3. Social Housing/Heritage

      Received 2001-179

4. Ambulance/Emergency Plans

Received 2001-180

5. Roads

      Remarks by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Damian Albanese, Director, Engineering and Construction

      Received 2001-181

Councillor Seglins raised a concern regarding the funds set aside for the full cost of Coleraine and King intersection improvement project, including the purchase of lands required. She also raised concerns regarding the allocation of funds for the King and Queen intersection improvement project.

Councillor Morrison requested that when Regional staff look into resurfacing roads, they also look into widening the paved shoulders to accommodate the needs of the agricultural community.

Councillor Whitehead requested that Queen Street on the south hill of Bolton to Mayfield Road be discussed as part of the annual review of the Roads program, including the consideration for co-ordinating timing on this project to coincide with the Town of Caledon’s streetscaping work.

5a) Winter Control Services – Road Optimization Analysis

      Presentation by P. Williams, Director, Operations and Maintenance

      This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-175

6. Planning

      Received 2001-182

 

7.Other Programs

Received 2001-183


Additional Item

Cancellation of March 22, 2001 General Committee and Peel Living Meetings

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the March 22, 2001 General Committee and Peel Living meetings be cancelled;

And further, that all agenda items intended for the March 22, 2001 General Committee meeting go directly to the Regional Council meeting on March 29, 2001;

And further, that a Peel Living meeting be scheduled for March 29, 2001 at 9:00 a.m.;

And further, that all agenda items intended for the March 22, 2001 Peel Living meeting be brought forward at that time.

Carried 2001-184

In Camera Items were dealt with.

  1. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

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

  • Labour relations or employee negotiations

Carried 2001-185

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

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

Carried 2001-186

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2001-187

  1. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

    1. Labour relations or employee negotiations
    2. Moved by Councillor Miles,
      Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

      That the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the 2001 Pay for Performance Program as outlined in the In Camera report of the Director of Human Resources and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 22, 2001

      Carried 2001-188

    3. Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement changes to the benefit plan for non-bargaining employees as described in the In Camera report of the Director of Human Resources and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 22, 2001;

And further, that the change to Regional Councillor benefits be effective January 1, 2001.

Carried 2001-189


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

    1. 2001 Business Plan - 2001 Current and Capital Budget and Capital Forecast (2001 - 2010) - Tax Supported

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That the 2001 Property Tax Supported Current Budget be approved at a total expenditure of $661,543,277 and a net expenditure of $476,700,000 as outlined in Appendices I and II which results in no average Regional tax increase for fiscal 2001;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Council for approval which apportions the net levy requirement of $476,700,000 to the three area municipalities in accordance with the Council approved apportionment formula;

And further, that the 2001 Business Plan detailed budget by program/business be approved as amended;

And further, that the 2001 Capital Budget for Property Tax Programs totaling $157,522,000 as outlined in Appendix III and detailed program schedules which follow it, be approved and projects identified with an "A" for approved funding status be authorized to proceed in accordance with the Financial Control By-law;

And further, that the consolidated 10 Year Capital Forecast, for Property Tax Programs, totaling $864,392,000 as summarized in Appendix IV, be approved in principle for planning purposes;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Council for approval which amends the user fee schedule as detailed in Appendix V;

And further, that the Treasurer be authorized to carry out any technical adjustments required to implement the budget, subject to disclosure to Council of any actions undertaken, in the Triannual financial report for the period ending April 30, 2001.

Carried 2001-190


8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

8-i. BY-LAWS

    1. Regional

Three Readings

By-law 11-2001: A by-law to amend: By-law Number 67-97 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; By-law Number 9-96 titled "A by-law to prescribe a tariff of fees for the processing of plan of subdivision and condominium applications and part lot control By-law approved fee"; and By-law Number 9-73 titled "A by-law respecting the supply of water, the management and maintenance of the water works systems of the Regional Municipality and the establishment of water rates and charges ".

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the by-law listed on the Special Regional Council agenda, being By-law 11-2001, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed.

Carried 2001-191


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

These items were dealt with under Resolution 2001-185

12. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

    1. Labour relations or employee negotiations
    2. This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-188

    3. Labour relations or employee negotiations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2001-189

13. BY-LAW CONFIRMING THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 12-2001 to confirm the proceedings of Special Regional Council at its meeting held on March 1, 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 2001-192

14. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:59 p.m.

 

B. Zeran   E. Kolb

Regional Clerk

 

Regional Chair