THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 7, 2002

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:39 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Iannicca recited the prayer.

Members: L. Bissell*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell*, C. Gyles, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Saito, C. Seglins*, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead*
 
Members Absent: R. Begley, due to illness; S. DiMarco, due to vacation; C. Harker, due to other municipal business; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; P. Palleschi, due to illness; M. Prentice, due to a personal matter
 
Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, Director, Corporate Finance; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; L. Reid, Director, Children's Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; L. Nashman, Director of Human Resources; C. Gravlev, Acting Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 14, 2002, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 14, 2002 be approved.

Carried 2002-248

Councillor Bissell arrived at 9:42 a.m.

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the agenda for the March 7, 2002 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2002-249

Councillor Seglins arrived at 9:49 a.m.
Councillor Whitehead arrived at 9:49 a.m.

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Councillor Marolyn Morrison providing an Update on Affordable Housing (3 minutes)

Received 2002-250

Councillor Morrison introduced Dolores, a member of the community, who spoke of her personal experience with homelessness and challenges of people in similar situations. Councillor Morrison updated Council on a recent meeting between representatives of the Region of Peel and area MPPs where Peel's proposed Affordable Housing Plan was discussed. Subsequent to this meeting, Chair Kolb and Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property met with Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Rob Sampson, MPP to discuss the plan further. A full report to update Regional Council on this meeting will be submitted at a future meeting.

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:21 a.m.

6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

General Committee

  GC-2002-4 - General Committee Minutes
  Meeting held February 28, 2002

A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-27-2002:

That the agenda for the February 28, 2002, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2002-251


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Item D2 was dealt with.

D2. John Perry, Senior Quality Advisor and Senior Vice President, National Quality Institute and Bill Pallett, Senior Vice President, People and Quality, Delta Hotels presenting the National Quality Institute's Level 2 Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) Award to Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Received 2002-252

John Perry, National Quality Institute and Bill Pallett, Senior Vice President, People and Quality, Delta Hotels congratulated the Region of Peel for achieving Level 2 Certification and presented a plaque to Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) on behalf of the Region.

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-D1. was dealt with.

HS-D1. Child Health Report 2002
Presentation by Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health

Received 2002-253

Dr. David McKeown presented highlights from the 2002 Child Health Report, including accidental and intentional injuries, communicable diseases, immunization programs, substance abuse, physical activity and safety programs/initiatives in the Region of Peel. This report will be distributed to schools and organizations to raise awareness of these issues, promote discussion and develop strategies to deal with issues identified in the report.

D1. Councillor Gael Miles providing an Update on Affordable Housing

Received 2002-254

Councillor Miles read an article from the Brampton Guardian dated January 30, 2002, titled "Thoughtful after seeing sad sight" by Sabrina Divell. The article detailed her recent experience with a Toronto homeless man and outlined Peel's current Social Housing situation.

D2. John Perry, Senior Quality Advisor and Senior Vice President, National Quality Institute and Bill Pallett, Senior Vice President, People and Quality, Delta Hotels presenting the National Quality Institute's Level 2 Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) Award to Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-252


D3. Sandy Milakovic, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Branch providing an Overview of the Canadian Mental Health Program

Received 2002-255

See also Resolution 2002-256

Sandy Milakovic, Executive Director, Canadian Mental Health Association, Peel Branch updated Regional Council on Mental Health issues and invited Council to tour the "Outreach Van" used to reach homeless people in the Region of Peel.

Regional Council thanked the delegation for the organization's exceptional work. Councillor Miles invited the delegation to make an appearance at a City of Brampton Council meeting.

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-A1 was dealt with.

HS-A1. Region of Peel Outreach Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-28-2002:

That a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living and Commissioner of Health dated January 28, 2002, titled "Region of Peel Outreach Program" be forwarded to all area MPPs and MPs.

Approved 2002-256

See also Resolution 2002-255

D4. Ted Wojas, Wojas Appraisal Group Inc. regarding Policies and Procedures for Appraisal Reviews by Realty Services Staff

Withdrawn 2002-257


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

FINANCE

MA-A. Financial Services

MA-A1. 2001 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2002-258


MA-B. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-B1. Jack Layton, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated February 14, 2002, Seeking Nominations for the FCM-CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Awards, Honouring Excellence and Innovation in Municipal Delivery Service that Contributes to a Sustainable Future

Received 2002-259

MA-B2. Steve Shaw, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated January 30, 2002, Regarding the Submission of the GTAA's Development Plans for Toronto Pearson International Airport to the Regional Municipality of Peel and the City of Mississauga

Received 2002-260

MA-B3. Louis Turpen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated February 8, 2002, Regarding the Extension of the Terms of the Directors of the GTAA

Received 2002-261

MA-B4. Carl Isenburg, Vice-President, Customer Relations, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Letter dated February 6, 2002, Regarding Customer Service Initiatives

Received 2002-262


MA-C. Ambulance and Emergency Programs

MA-C1. Minutes of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee held on February 21, 2002

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2002:

That the agenda for February 21, 2002 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2002-263


2A. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

i) Glenn Burke, President and Director of Education, HeartSafe Emergency Medical Solutions Inc., Regarding Community Access to Rapid Defibrillation - A Private Sector Perspective

Received 2002-264

See also Resolutions 2002-265 and 2002-274


Item 4e was dealt with.

e) Public Access Defibrillation Program Update

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2002:

That Fire Chief Morden, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, be invited to a future meeting of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee to provide information on Mississauga's Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program.

Approved 2002-265

See also Resolution 2002-264


3. PEEL REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICES

a) Peel Regional Ambulance Services Annual Report - 2001

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-3-2002:

That Regional staff be authorized to undertake whatever measures necessary to address and resolve the problem of hospital emergency room delays in relation to the operation of Peel Regional Ambulance Services (PRAS).

Approved 2002-266

b) Remembrance Ribbon Campaign

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-4-2002:

That the Royal Bank of Canada, Peel Regional Police and the management and staff of Peel Regional Ambulance Services (PRAS) be thanked for their support of and assistance in setting up, the Remembrance Ribbon Campaign;

And further, that Pharma Plus and Branch #15, Royal Canadian Legion be thanked for their generous donations of $1,000;

And further, that the several groups of regional employees, specifically the Amritvani Group and the Property Services group be thanked for their donations.

Approved 2002-267

c) News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 5, 2001, Regarding Delays in Provincial Funding for Ambulance

Received 2002-268

d) Communication: Verrall Clark, Fire Chief, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 19, 2002, Requesting Response Times for the Years 2001 and 2002 for All Ambulance Responses which Involved Tiered Response by Brampton Fire and Emergency Services

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-5-2002:

That Regional staff work with Brampton Fire Chief Clark to obtain response time information should it be possible to isolate such information from overall Regional data.

Approved 2002-269


4. EMERGENCY PROGRAMS

a) Annual Report of the 9-1-1 Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-6-2002:

That the members of the 9-1-1 Advisory Committee be thanked for their ongoing support to the Region's 9-1-1 Emergency Number Service.

Approved 2002-270

b) Emergency Communications Review

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-7-2002:

That Regional Staff report back with recommendations regarding emergency communications system integration;

And further, that when this report comes forward it be the only item on the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC) agenda to allow for full discussion of the issue;

And further, that Regional staff investigate the possibility of holding a special meeting of EPSC, outside those regularly scheduled for 2002, to deal with this issue.

Approved 2002-271

c) Bill 148 - The Emergency Readiness Act

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-8-2002:

That the formation of an Emergency Planning Co-ordination Committee, to include staff representatives from the Region and the area municipalities, to review the impact of the Emergency Readiness Act and to ensure the ongoing co-ordination of emergency planning within the Region of Peel be approved;

And further, that the Emergency Planning Co-ordinating Committee report to the Emergency and Protective Services Committee and to area municipal councils on a regular basis;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 24, 2002, titled "Bill 148 - The Emergency Readiness Act" be forwarded to the area municipalities to obtain their endorsement and agreement to participate on the Committee.

Approved 2002-272

d) Backup Facilities for 9-1-1 System

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-9-2002:

That the funding for an interim back up 9-1-1 facility at 10 Peel Centre Dr. in the amount of $20,000 be allocated from the Emergency Services Working Funds Reserve R2271 to the operating budget for the 9-1-1 service (GX30001).

Approved 2002-273

e) Public Access Defibrillation Program Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-265

f) Communication: Carole Jones, Branch Manager, Canadian Red Cross (CRC), Letter dated December 28, 2001, Regarding Training Regional/Municipal Staff on Use of Automated External Defibrillators

Received 2002-274

See also Resolution 2002-264


5. POLICE SERVICES BOARD PROTOCOL

a) Communication: Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated December 5, 2001, Regarding Outcome of Coroners Inquest Reports - Assistance to Coroner's Office - Sergeant Ray Price

Received 2002-275

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Development Review and Transportation Planning

PL-A1. Northwest Brampton Urban Area Expansion

Received 2002-276

David Waters, Manager of Land Policy, City of Brampton was in attendance and provided answers to questions regarding the boundary review.


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. The Role of the Peel Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Advisory Committee

Deferred to the March 7, 2002 Regional Council meeting 2002-277

See also Resolution 2002-319

Additional Item

Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee

RECOMMENDATION GC-29-2002:

That Resolution 2002-167 approved on January 31, 2002 establishing an Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee be amended by removing Councillor Dale from its membership;

And further, that Councillor Fennell be added to the membership of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee.

Approved 2002-278


PL-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-C1. Gary McNeil, Managing Director, GO Transit, Letter dated February 8, 2002, Regarding GO Transit's Board Report titled "Spring Service Additions - Rail and Bus"

Received 2002-279

PL-C2. Brian Coburn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Letter dated February 11, 2002, Providing a Copy of a Directive that Prevents Challenges to Effective Municipal By-laws Regulating Livestock Operations

Received 2002-280

PL-C3. David Collenette, Federal Minister of Transport, Letter dated January 31, 2002, Providing Clarification in Regard to a Proposed Air-Rail Link between Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) and Union Station being a Public-Private Partnership, whereby the Private Sector would Finance, Design, Build and Operate the Air-Rail Service

Received 2002-281

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Social Housing Reform Act (SHRA) - Absence from Unit Policy

RECOMMENDATION GC-30-2002:

That the Absence from Unit Policy as set out in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living, dated February 11, 2002, titled "Social Housing Reform Act (SHRA) - Absence from Unit Policy", be approved as a Local Eligibility Rule, subject to dates being amended as appropriate to take account of the date of Council's approval.

Approved 2002-282

HO-A2. Capital Funding for Public Housing in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-31-2002:

That Regional Council authorize the continued transfer of Federal funds targeted to the capital requirements of the public housing portfolio in Peel to maintain the average PRHC capital allocation at $1,427.42 per unit annually from 2001 to 2005, and $1,400 per unit annually from 2002 to 2005.

Approved 2002-283

HO-A3. Latest Government Response to Canada's Affordable Housing Crisis

RECOMMENDATION GC-32-2002:

Whereas the Ontario and Federal Governments are currently negotiating an agreement with respect to the new Affordable Rental program;

And whereas the Ontario Government may impose conditions on the program that would create barriers to the participation of the non-profit sector either through caps on non-profit participation or through a requirement for an equity contribution;

And whereas the Ontario Government proposes to have municipal financial contributions form the bulk of the cost-shared amount required by the Federal Government;

And whereas the Region of Peel believes that it is important to encourage a variety of rental supply and to be able to prioritize assistance to achieve an appropriate mix;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Regional Chair communicate to the Provincial and Federal Ministers of Housing the Region of Peel's serious concerns about any program requirements that would limit the appropriate mix of supply to best meet needs and maximize value for the taxpayer;

And further, that the Regional Chair also communicate the interest of the Region of Peel in having control over the design and delivery of the Affordable Housing Program as long as it is required to provide the majority of funding to match the Federal contribution.

Approved 2002-284

Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property, undertook to share the subject report with area municipalities.

HO-A4. Region of Peel Service Manager Appeal

Received 2002-285

HO-A5. Social Housing Reform Act (SHRA) - Victims of Family Violence Procedure

Received 2002-286

HO-A6. Social Housing Devolution Advocacy

Received 2002-287


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. David Peters, Director, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated February 15, 2002, Regarding the Regulatory Changes under the Municipal Act Providing Municipalities Designated as Service Managers with Authority to Provide Financial Incentives to Private Sector Developers of Affordable Housing by Entering into Agreements to Provide Such Housing

Received 2002-288

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Region of Peel Outreach Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-256


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. Children's Services

HS-B1. Early Years Centres Initiatives

RECOMMENDATION GC-33-2002:

That the Regional Chair and Mayor of Caledon meet with the Minister of Community and Social Services to review Council's concerns about the possible dissolution of the Board of Directors for Caledon Parent Child Centre as a result of the Ministry's Ontario Early Years Centres initiative.

Approved 2002-289


HS-C. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-C1. Ontario Works - Intake Screening Unit

Received 2002-290

HS-C2. Ontario Works Activity Update

Received 2002-291


HEALTH

HS-D. Health Planning

HS-D1. Child Health Report 2002

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-253


HS-E. Family Health

HS-E1. Healthy Babies Healthy Children - Additional Funding

Received 2002-292


HS-F. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-F1. Graham L. Pollett, Secretary-Treasurer, Middlesex-London Board of Health, Letter dated January 28, 2002, Regarding Advocacy for Public Funding for Four Vaccines - Varicella, Hepatitis A, Conjugate Meningococcal and Conjugate Pneumococcal

RECOMMENDATION GC-34-2002:

That the correspondence from the Middlesex-London Board of Health dated January 28, 2002, regarding Advocacy for Public Funding for Four Vaccines be referred to the Medical Officer of Health for a report to General Committee.

Approved 2002-293

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Implementation of a Stopping Prohibition, Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) in the Vicinity of Pine Street - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-35-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 41-2001 with respect to implementing a stopping prohibition on the east side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Pine Street to a point 42 metres (138 feet) north of Pine Street in the Town of Caledon, Ward 4;

And further, that the Town of Caledon, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Peel Regional Police (PRP) be so advised.

Approved 2002-294

See also Resolution 2002-320

PW-A2. Stopping Prohibition, Regional Road 18 (Mavis Road) East and West Side between Highway 407 to Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) - City of Brampton, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-36-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 41-2001 with respect to implementing a stopping prohibition on both sides of Regional Road 18 (Mavis Road) from Highway 407 to Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue), in the City of Brampton, Ward 4;

And further, that the City of Brampton Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Peel Regional Police (PRP) be so advised.

Approved 2002-295

See also Resolution 2002-320

PW-A3. Right Turn Lane Designation, Regional Road 50 (Highway 50), 140 Metres South of Columbia Way - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-37-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 41-2001 to provide for a northbound right turn lane designation on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Columbia Way to a point located 140 metres (459 feet) southerly, in the Town of Caledon, Ward 4;

And further, that the Town of Caledon, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Peel Regional Police (PRP) be so advised.

Approved 2002-296

See also Resolution 2002-320

PW-A4. Transfer and Renaming of Highway 7, Highway 410 Northbound Off Ramp Westerly to the Boundary of the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton, from the Ministry of Transportation, Province of Ontario - City of Brampton, Wards 1, 2, 5, 6 and 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-38-2002:

That the Region of Peel assume that portion of Highway 7, between the Highway 410 northbound off ramp westerly to the boundary of the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton from the Ministry of Transportation, Province of Ontario;

And further, that Highway 7 between the Highway 410 northbound off ramp westerly to the boundary of the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton, in the City of Brampton, be designated as "Regional Road 107";

And further, that the necessary amendments be made to By-law 41-2001 to reflect the designation of Highway 7 as "Regional Road 107";

And further, that Public Notice as required by the Municipal Act be carried out and the necessary road naming by-law considering results of the public consultation be brought back to Council (Appendix 3);

And further, that subject to the public consultation process, staff's recommondation that Highway 7 between Highway 410 westerly to the Region of Peel boundary be named "Bovaird Drive";

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Commissioner of Planning dated February 5, 2002, titled "Transfer and Renaming of Highway 7, Highway 410 Northbound Off Ramp Westerly to the Boundary of the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton, from the Ministry of Transportation, Province of Ontario - City of Brampton, Wards 1, 2, 5, 6 and 10" be forwarded to the City of Brampton, Region of Halton and the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario for information.

Approved 2002-297

See also Resolution 2002-320


PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Downspout Disconnection Program, Park Royal - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-39-2002:

That contract number 630 for downspout disconnection, currently held by R-CON Contracting Inc. be extended by $470,000 (exclusive of taxes) for the completion of downspout disconnections in the Park Royal area, of which the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga will equally share the costs to be funded from capital project 02-2215;

And further, that the authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements to the lowest responsive and responsible Vendor for this and subsequent periods, where the actual annual or seasonal requirements exceed the estimates to the limits allowed by the Purchasing By-Law;

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

Approved 2002-298


Additional Item

Request for Annotated Minutes at Regional Meetings

RECOMMENDATION GC-40-2002:

That the Regional Clerk prepare a report on providing annotated minutes to meetings of Regional Council, General Committee and Subcommittees, including resource requirements and cost implications.

Approved 2002-299


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. Additional Funding Requirements for the Central East (Brampton) Community Recycling Centre (CRC) Construction, Project 99-6506

Deferred to the March 21, 2002 General Committee meeting 2002-300

PW-C2. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting held February 21, 2002

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest


2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2002:

That the agenda for the February 21, 2002, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2002-301


3. Delegations

a. Steven Sawell, President, Apex Residue Recovery Inc. regarding Apex Process as it Relates to the Disposal of Fly Ash

Received 2002-302

See also Resolutions 2002-303 and 2002-304

b. Mark Lyons, Project Vice President, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. regarding WES-PHix Process as it Relates to the Disposal of Fly Ash

Received 2002-303

See also Resolutions 2002-302 and 2002-304

Item 4a was dealt with.

4a. KMS Fly Ash Diversion Project

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2002:

That a Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be held March 7, 2002 immediately following Regional Council to hear staff presentations on KMS Fly Ash Diversion Project;

And further, that the staff presentation address, among other things, the cost to treat any liquid discharges into the sanitary sewer system and costs to be borne by the Region of Peel for KMS Peel to operate technologies to stabilize APC residues.

Approved 2002-304

See also Resolutions 2002-302 and 2002-303

c. Rod Muir, Resident, City of Toronto regarding Blue and Grey Box Program

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2002:

That the letter from Rod Muir dated, February 21, 2002, regarding a proposed Region wide "Take it Back" initiative for pharmaceuticals recovery be referred to staff for a report;

And further, in reviewing the subject proposal, that staff identify the levels of pharmaceuticals found in Peel's water system and volumes projected to be landfilled from residential curbside collection to a future meeting.

Approved 2002-305

In support of the initiative, Councillor Prentice suggested that the Region release a communication item to request the public to return expired/unused pharmaceuticals to the drugstores.

d. Joan King, The Clorox Company regarding Plastic Bags and Composting

Received 2002-306

The delegation presented a history of successful composting programs for which The Clorox Company of Canada participated. In support of the Region's endeavours, The Clorox Company of Canada are willing to provide Glad Roommate Containers to 500 homes and provide to each household 30 clear green bags as liners, sufficient to support a pilot project for a period of 12 weeks or 3 months.


Additional Items

3e. Hugh MacMillan, Norstar Corporation regarding Biodegradable Plastic Bags

Received 2002-307

The delegation presented a biodegradable plastic bag that breaks down within 28 days, given the right combination of environmental factors. Once decomposed, it was said that there was no trace of plastic bag detected. The delegation expressed an interest in participating in a residential pilot project utilizing the bags.

See also Resolution 2002-308


4f. Residential Organics Program - Pilot Projects

RECOMMENDATION WM-4-2002:

That the history of pilot projects which utilized biodegradable and plastic bags for use in an organics program be presented to a future Waste Management Subcommittee meeting;

And further, that staff consider using products from The Glad Company and Norstar Corporation in the organics pilot projects;

And further, that the Region of Peel utilize the knowledge base and resources of Eco Source Mississauga, Brampton Clean City, and Citizens for a Clean Caledon.

Approved 2002-308

See also Resolution 2002-307


4. Waste Management Updates

a. KMS Fly Ash Diversion Project

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-304

b. Residential Curbside Set-out Study

Received 2002-309

c. Fourth Quarter Update of Remaining Volumes at the Britannia and Caledon Sanitary Landfill Sites - September 22 to December 27, 2001

Received 2002-310

d. Backyard Composter Program

Received 2002-311

e. Three Bag Standard Program - Garbage Tag Pricing

Deferred to the April 25, 2002 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting 2002-312


Additional Items

Domestic Animal Feces Disposal

RECOMMENDATION WM-5-2002:

That staff present to a future Waste Management Subcommittee meeting on the disposal options for domestic animal feces.

Approved 2002-313

Litter Collection from Fast-food Restaurants

RECOMMENDATION WM-6-2002:

That the Waste Management Staff pursue initiatives to receive contributions from the private sector to clean up litter in the Region of Peel as directed by Resolution 2002-73;

And further, that Mayor McCallion be kept appraised on program advancements in this regard.

Approved 2002-314


5. Communications

a. Mayor Hazel McCallion, City of Mississauga, Letter dated January 18, 2002, as it Relates to the Disposal of Fly Ash, Requesting that Waste Management Subcommittee Receive Information from KWENZECO Inc., and Place into Waste Management's New Technology Review Process

Received 2002-315

b. E-mail Correspondence from Councillor Pat Saito's Office, City of Mississauga, Ward 9, Regarding Three Bag Standard Program and Additional Recycling Containers

Deferred to the April 25, 2002, Waste 2002-316
Management Subcommittee meeting

c. Alice Johnson, Volunteer Chair, PITCH-IN Ontario Advising of their 2002 PITCH-IN Canada Week Campaign being held on April 22-28, 2002

Received 2002-317


6. In Camera Matters


Staff Reports

a) Central Community Recycling Centre Development

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That a 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) parcel of land located on City-owned land adjacent to the Meadowvale Works Depot on Battleford Road (municipal address being 6300 Millcreek Drive) be considered for the Central Community Recycling Centre (Project #99-6507);

And further, that negotiations be entered into with the City of Mississauga for the lease of the parcel of land located on Battleford Road (municipal address being 6300 Millcreek Drive);

And further, that all costs related to the relocation of the park, including all fencing and buildings, be borne by the Region;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council with the results of the negotiations and with recommendations for the development of the Central Community Recycling Centre.

Carried 2002-318

b) The Role of the Peel Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Advisory Committee

Received 2002-319

See also Resolution 2002-277


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 12-2002: A by-law to implement a stopping prohibition on the east side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Pine Street to a point 42 metres north of Pine Street in Palgrave and to amend By-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 15-2002: A by-law to implement a stopping prohibition on both sides of Regional Road 18 (Mavis Road), between Highway 407 to Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) and to amend By-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 16-2002: A by-law to provide for northbound right turn lane designation on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from a point located 140 metres south of Columbia Way to Columbia Way and to amend By-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 17-2002: A by-law to assign a new Regional Road number to Highway 7 from the Highway 410 northbound off ramp westerly to the boundary of the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton, as a result of the transfer of this highway from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and to amend By-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 18-2002: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the by-laws listed on the March 7, 2002 Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 12-2002 and 15-2002 to 18-2002 inclusive, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and Regional Clerk, and that the corporate seal be affixed.

Carried 2002-320

See also Resolutions 2002-294 to 2002-297 inclusive


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution from Councillor Sinclair Regarding the Transfer of the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Criminal Charges from the Orangeville Court Facility to the Brampton Court Facilities

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

Whereas Mr. Justice Culver, in his letter dated January 14, 2002 has indicated that he is considering the transfer of the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) criminal charges from the Orangeville court facility to the Brampton court facilities;

And whereas the citizens of Caledon receive many benefits from the location of criminal charges in Orangeville, such as less travel time and distances for victims, witnesses and defendants, reduced policing costs, police officers remaining closer to their patrol area and being available to respond to serious occurrences;

And whereas Mr. Justice Culver has indicated that he is prepared to consider any reasonable alternative suggestions;

And whereas, the Town of Caledon opposed the proposed court transfer at its February 25, 2002 Council meeting;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel oppose the transfer of the Caledon OPP criminal charges from the Orangeville court facility to the Brampton courts;

And further, that Council support the efforts of the County of Dufferin to create space in the County of Dufferin municipal building adjacent to the Louisa Street court facility for the purpose of a criminal courtroom;

And further, that Council request Mr. Justice Culver to consider the efforts of the County of Dufferin to find space for an additional courtroom in the Dufferin County building on Zina Street in Orangeville as a reasonable suggestion to alleviate the problems in Orangeville;

And further, that Chairman Kolb forward a copy of the subject resolution to Mr. Justice Culver, Mr. Justice Maund, Dufferin County Warden Creelman, the members of the Dufferin County Council, the Dufferin County Law Association, and the Region of Peel Police Services Board.

Carried 2002-321


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

General Committee

  GC-2002-4 - General Committee In Camera Minutes
  Meeting held February 28, 2002

G1. Labour relations or employee negotiations

RECOMMENDATION GC-41-2002:

That the Memorandum of Settlement for the contract renewal negotiated by the Regional Municipality of Peel and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW and its Local 175) representing employees at the Vera M. Davis Centre, be ratified by Regional Council;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Approved 2002-322

G2. The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

RECOMMENDATION GC-42-2002:

Whereas the Environmental Commissioner for Ontario has criticized the Ministry of the Environment for poor administration of the permit to take water system under the Ontario Water Resources Act in that, among other things, the Ministry is issuing permits for new water takings without access to complete or accurate information on existing water takings;

And whereas, the Report Part I of the Walkerton Inquiry into the events of May, 2000 and related issues has characterized the development of a groundwater management strategy for Ontario as "essential";

And whereas, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) has determined that within the Credit Valley watershed, part of which occurs within the Region of Peel, the Ministry of the Environment has allocated sixty percent of the water available in the watershed thereby potentially threatening future sustainability of its aquifers;

And whereas, the integrity of the groundwater and surface water in the Regional Area is a matter of great importance to the Regional Corporation in the exercise of its jurisdiction over the supply of water within the Regional Area and in relation to the health safety and well-being of the inhabitants of the Region;

Therefore, be it resolved that Regional Council strongly urge the Province of Ontario to release without further delay its proposal for a Provincial Water Management Strategy leading to a Provincial Water Policy for the protection of surface and groundwater resources;

And further, that Regional Council endorse the requests made by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority to the Province of Ontario for the release of a provincial groundwater management strategy, in the letter of the Authority's Chairman to the Premier of Ontario dated October 17, 2001;

And further, that Councillor Bissell be authorized to discuss the subject matter "In Camera" with the Executive Board of the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA) and report back to Council on findings;

And further, that Regional Council seek support and comment from the TRCA in order to send a strong, co-ordinated message to the Province of Ontario.

Approved 2002-323

Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the memorandum of Settlement for the contract renewal negotiated by the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its Local 2842 representing nurses in the Public Health Division of the Health Department be ratified;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Carried 2002-324


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That By-law 19-2002 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 7, 2002, 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 2002-325


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:37 a.m.

 

B. Zeran
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair