THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 28, 2002

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


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor McCallion recited the prayer.

Members: L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, C. Gyles, C. Harker*, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin*, M. Prentice, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead*
   
Members Absent: R. Begley, due to illness; S. Fennell, due to vacation; K. Mahoney, due to a personal matter; P. Palleschi, due to illness; P. Saito, 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; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; 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) March 7, 2002, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 7, 2002, be approved.

Carried 2002-342


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the consolidated agenda for the March 28, 2002 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a resolution regarding the absence of Councillor Paul Palleschi;

And further, that the agenda for the March 28, 2002 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2002-343

See also Resolution 2002-406


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Councillor Carmen Corbasson providing an Update on Affordable Housing

Received 2002-344

Councillor Corbasson advised that "Adding affordable housing is a positive addition to the community" and stressed the importance of all levels of government getting involved in addressing affordable housing issues.

Councillor Harker arrived at 9:43 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:43 a.m.
Councillor Mullin arrived at 9:47 a.m.

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Letter dated March 18, 2002, to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Outlining Peel's Proposal to Increase Affordable Housing Stock

Received 2002-345

b) David Cohen, Director, Economic and Social Policy, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated January 22, 2002 to Mayor Hazel McCallion, City of Mississauga, Regarding City of Mississauga Resolution NTC01.4 - New Federal Airports Act

Referred to Corporate Services for a report 2002-346


7. REPORTS

General Committee

  GC-2002-5 - General Committee Minutes
  Meeting held March 21, 2002

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-43-2002:

That the agenda for the March 21, 2002 General Committee meeting be amended to move Delegations/Presentations - Item D6, regarding the Feasibility of a 211 Service for Peel Region, forward and considered after Item D1;

And further, that the agenda for the March 21, 2002, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2002-347


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Councillor George Carlson providing an Update on Affordable Housing

Received 2002-348

Item D6 was dealt with.

D6. Kathryn Pagonis, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region and Jonquil Eyre, Consultant, 211 Feasibility Study regarding the Feasibility of a 211 Service for Peel Region

Received 2002-349

See also Resolution 2002-350

Kathryn Pagonis and Jonquil Eyre presented Council with the idea of a "211" telephone service in the Region of Peel. The 211 service would be a telephone community information and referral service to help people locate services such as housing and health information and to provide all residents with access to important information, especially to people who are most vulnerable in society.

Item HS-A1 was dealt with.

HS-A1. Development of a 211 Service for Peel Region

Received 2002-350

See also Resolution 2002-349


D2. Jim Twomey, Senior Vice President, Electricity Production, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) regarding Phase Out of the Region's Purchases of Coal Fired Electricity

Received 2002-351

See also Resolution 2002-352

Jim Twomey presented several initiatives that the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is currently undertaking. Council was advised that the cost to phase out the existing coal-fired generating plants and to build new "green power" plants would be extremely costly to the taxpayer. Council was also updated on OPG's environmental initiatives including emission reductions, and investments in renewable-resource power generation projects.

D3. Jack Gibbons, Chair, Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OCAA) regarding Phase Out of the Region's Purchases of Coal Fired Electricity

Received 2002-352

See also Resolution 2002-351

Jack Gibbons addressed statements made by Jim Twomey, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and assured Council that low-cost alternative energy sources are available for purchase.

D4. Gary Hutton, Director, Marketing & Community Relations Services, Conservation Halton regarding Conservation Halton's Green Light Position on Smart Growth

Received 2002-353

Gary Hutton briefly addressed Council on Conservation Halton's position concerning the Province's new strategy to manage growth and development, especially environmental protection.

D5. Steve Wilson, Brampton Clean City Clean-up, City of Brampton regarding the City's Clean City Campaign for April 2002

Steve Wilson discussed the upcoming Campaign and ideas to keep Brampton streets clean of litter and garbage. Councillor McCallion highlighted the importance of involving the restaurant association in the City of Brampton program.

RECOMMENDATION GC-44-2002:

That the report on securing contents found in blue and grey boxes be expedited and forwarded to members of the Waste Management Subcommittee;

And further, that the subject report be brought back to the April 11, 2002 General Committee meeting for consideration.

Approved 2002-354

D6. Kathryn Pagonis, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region and Jonquil Eyre, Consultant, 211 Feasibility Study regarding the Feasibility of a 211 Service for Peel Region

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-349


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Item PW-D2 was dealt with.

PW-D2. Elizabeth Witmer, Minister of Environment, Letter dated February 25, 2002, Regarding the Town of Orangeville's Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP)

Rae Horst, General Manager, Credit Valley Conservation Authority advised Committee members that there was a large increase in bacteria, 15,000 times over the drinking water limit in Orangeville last year. She informed members that sludge management was not the only cause of the spills and that the matter is currently under investigation by the Ministry of Environment's Legal department.

This item was dealt under Resolution 2002-369


PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Watermain Replacement Flanagan Crescent and Ballydown Crescent, Project 02-1310 - City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-45-2002:

That the existing 150mm (6 inch) watermain on Ballydown Crescent from O'Hagan Drive to the end be replaced with a 150mm (6 inch) watermain for a total distance of approximately 250m (833 feet) under Project 02-1310;

And further, that the existing 150mm (6 inch) watermain on Flanagan Crescent from The Credit Woodlands to The Credit Woodlands be replaced with a 150mm (6 inch) watermain for a total distance of approximately 370m (1233 feet) under Project 02-1310;

And further, that the necessary funds for Project 02-1310 in the amount of $360,000 be provided from the Capital Budget Item 02-1000 to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve;

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

Approved 2002-355

PW-A2. Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning from North of Burnhamthorpe Road to North of Britannia Road (Sections S.1B, S.2 and S.3), Project Number 99-2920 - City of Mississauga, Wards 3 and 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-46-2002:

That the consulting engineering firm, KMK Consultants Limited be retained to provide detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services for the Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning from North of Burnhamthorpe Road to North of Britannia Road (Sections S.1B, S.2 and S.3) at a total estimated cost of $769,640 (excluding GST), under Project 99-2920;

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

Approved 2002-356

PW-A3. Bolton Downtown Core Directional Stopping Prohibitions Final Report - Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) in Bolton - Town of Caledon, Wards 4 and 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-47-2002:

That the stopping prohibition on the west side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to a point located 215 metres (705 feet) north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) for the hours of 06:00-09:00, Monday to Friday be maintained;

And further, that the stopping prohibition on the east side of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to a point located 215 metres (705 feet) north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) for the hours of 16:00-19:00, Monday to Friday be maintained.

Approved 2002-357

Councillor Harker thanked staff from the Region's traffic section for their co-operation in addressing these issues.

PW-B. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-B1. Shoreline Algae

RECOMMENDATION GC-48-2002:

That a contribution in the amount of $100,000 be made from Project 99-1920 Taste and Odour Control to fund research into the cause and control of excessive growth of near shore algae, Cladophora;

And further, that the National Water Research Institute-Environment Canada and the Ministry of the Environment be retained to complete this research;

And further, that the Ontario Clean Water Agency shall coordinate the research project for Peel and all other participants in the research project.

Approved 2002-358

RECOMMENDATION GC-49-2002:

That the Commissioner of Public Works report back to the April 11, 2002 General Committee meeting with details of cleaning up the Shoreline Algae on Lake Ontario beaches in the Region of Peel, including clean-up options, emergency contingency plans and cost implications.

Approved 2002-359


PW-C. Waste Management

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-50-2002:

That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated March 11, 2002, titled "An Amended Report for Additional Funding Requirements for the Central East (Brampton) Community Recycling Centre (CRC) Construction, Project 99-6506" be referred back to staff for further review and clarification on the requirements for additional funding.

Approved 2002-360

PW-C2. Re-Development of Britannia Hills Golf Course

RECOMMENDATION GC-51-2002:

That negotiations be entered into with the City of Mississauga regarding the re-development of the Britannia Hills Golf Course to include an 18 hole championship course, a 9 hole executive course, driving range, full clubhouse facilities (10,000 square feet) and the establishment of a golf academy;

And further, that negotiations be entered into with the City of Mississauga for operation of the expanded golf course facility;

And further, that funding in the amount of $250,000 be provided to Project Number 00-6240 from reserve R1145 for detailed design and engineering work to be undertaken with respect to the golf course re-development;

And further, that following completion of the detailed design and engineering work, staff report back to Regional Council with recommendations regarding the re-development costs and operations of the expanded Britannia Hills Golf Course.

Approved 2002-361

PW-C3. Environment Day Events Summary for 2001 and Plans for 2002
Presentation by Dwayne Cromwell, Supervisor, Waste Processing

Received 2002-362

Dwayne Cromwell updated Committee on the success of the 2001 Environment Days and the status of the 4 Environment Days to be held on the following dates:

PW-C4. KMS Fly Ash Diversion Project

RECOMMENDATION GC-52-2002:

That the Region of Peel enter into an agreement with Wheelabrator Canada Corporation for the supply and installation of the WES-PHix treatment technology for hazardous Air Pollution Control fly ash generated at KMS Peel Inc., at a capital cost of $1,375,000;

And further, that authorization be given for staff to enter into negotiations with KMS Peel Inc. for operation of the new facility;

And further, that MacViro Consultants Inc. be retained to perform project management services in relation to the final design, implementation and commissioning of the WES-PHix technology at KMS Peel Inc., at an estimated cost of $135,000;

And further, that funding for this initiative be provided from Project Number 01-6001;

And further, that should staff receive approval for implementation of the WES-PHix treatment technology, that the services of Safety-Kleen and Philip Environmental be retained for the supply of Air Pollution Control fly ash transportation and disposal services until such time as the construction, implementation and successful commissioning of the treatment technology at the KMS Peel facility has been completed;

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

Approved 2002-363

PW-C5. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting held March 7, 2002

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest


2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION WM-7-2002:

That the agenda for the March 7, 2002 Waste Management Subcommittee be amended to include a discussion regarding the revised waste collection brochure communication strategy in the Region of Peel;

And further, that the agenda for the March 7, 2002, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2002-364

3. Delegations


4. Waste Management Updates

a. KMS Fly Ash Diversion Project
Presentation by A. Pollock, Director, Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION WM-8-2002:

That the Waste Management Subcommittee recommends that the Region of Peel enter into an agreement with Wheelabrator Technologies for the supply and installation of WES-PHix technology;

And further, that staff prepare a report to General Committee with the following recommendation:

"That the Region of Peel enter into an Agreement with Wheelabrator Canada Corporation for the supply and installation of the WES-PHix treatment technology for hazardous Air Pollution Control fly ash generated at KMS Peel Inc., at a capital cost of $1,375,000;

And further, that authorization be given for staff to enter into negotiations with KMS Peel Inc. for operation of the new facility;

And further, that MacViro Consultants Inc. be retained to perform project management services in relation to the final design, implementation and commissioning of the WES-PHix technology at KMS Peel Inc., at an estimated cost of $135,000;

And further, that funding for this initiative be provided from Project Number 01-6001;

And further, that should staff receive approval for implementation of the WES-PHix treatment technology, that the services of Safety-Kleen and Philip Environmental be retained for the supply of Air Pollution Control fly ash transportation and disposal services until such time as the construction, implementation and successful commissioning of the treatment technology at the KMS Peel facility has been completed;

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

Approved 2002-365

b. Organics Pilot Project Details (Oral)
Presentation by A. Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2002-366

Additional Item

Adjustment of Waste Collection Days in the Region of Peel

Received 2002-367


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Lois Griffin, Chair, Humber Watershed Alliance, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated February 18, 2002, Requesting the Region of Peel's Participation in the Water Source Protection Funding and Consumer Awareness Programs of TRCA's Humber Watershed Alliance

Referred to Public Works 2002-368

PW-D2. Elizabeth Witmer, Minister of Environment, Letter dated February 25, 2002, Regarding the Town of Orangeville's Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP)

RECOMMENDATION GC-53-2002:

That the Regional Chair and the Commissioner of Public Works meet with the Minister of the Environment (MOE) to discuss the response by the Minister which did not address all the concerns as outlined in the Regional Chair's letter of January 17, 2002, regarding the Orangeville Wastewater Treatment facility;

And further, that an emergency contingency plan be developed immediately with all stakeholders involved which also includes a detailed communication plan;

And further, that if the Town of Orangeville does not have the necessary technical resources, the Region of Peel would assist them in finding a solution.

Approved 2002-369


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Legal Services

MA-A1. Proposed Privacy of Personal Information Act, 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-54-2002:

That the submission attached as Appendix 1 to the report of the Commissioners of Corporate Services, Health, Housing and Property and Social Services dated March 6, 2002, titled "Proposed Privacy of Personal Information Act, 2002" be adopted;

And further, that the subject submission be sent to the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services in response to the request for comments.

Approved 2002-370

MA-A2. Electronic Registration of Land Title Documents

Received 2002-371


MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. Corporate Records Annual Report

Received 2002-372


FINANCE

MA-C. Information Technology Services

MA-C1. Purchase of Software for Electronic Information Management

RECOMMENDATION GC-55-2002:

That a contract with Open Text Corporation for Livelink electronic information management software be entered into, at a cost of $793,000 excluding applicable taxes;

And further, that a five-year contract for ongoing software maintenance for Open Text software at a total cost of $720,000 excluding applicable taxes be entered into;

And further, that the purchases be financed as follows:

  • $793,000 for software purchase from Capital Budget Item No. 00-7528;
  • $144,000 for first year of support and maintenance contract from Capital Budget Item No. 00-7528;
  • $576,000 for remaining four years of support and maintenance contract from Information Technology Services current operating budget.

Approved 2002-373


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Kathryn Pagonis, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region, Letter dated February 22, 2002, Thanking Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, and Employees of the Region of Peel for their Support Provided During the United Way of Peel Region 2001 Campaign

Received 2002-374

MA-D2. Tony Clement, MPP, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated February 12, 2002, Responding to Chair Kolb's Correspondence Regarding Funding for the Regional Municipality of Peel's Pilot Project for a Brokerage for the Delivery of Non-emergency Medical Transportation

Received 2002-375

MA-D3. Michael Prue, MPP, Ontario NDP Municipal Affairs Critic, Letter dated February 22, 2002, Providing a Copy of "A Brighter Idea for Ontario's Cities: An NDP Urban Vision for the 21st Century"

Received 2002-376

MA-D4. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 15, 2002, Regarding the First Meeting with the Province under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Received 2002-377

MA-D5. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 15, 2002, Regarding the Province's Commitment to the Devolution of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Plan

Received 2002-378


ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Administration

PL-A1. Report of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting held March 7, 2002

Councillor Sinclair requested that the following amendments be made to the March 7, 2002 minutes of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting:

ELECTION OF THE COMMITTEE CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-1-2002:

That Councillor Sinclair be appointed as Chair of the Inter-municipal Planning Subcommittee;

And further, that Councillor Saito be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee.

Approved 2002-379

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-2-2002:

That report item 4.e, Amendment to Regional Official Plan - Sensitive Land Uses - Airport Operating Area listed on the March 7, 2002 Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee be deleted from the agenda;

And further, that the agenda for the March 7, 2002, Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2002-380


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


4. REPORTS

a. Terms of Reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-3-2002:

That the terms of reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee, as outlined on page 4a-2, in the joint report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, and Commissioner of Planning dated February 27, 2002 be amended to read as follows:

Mandate

Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee mandate is as follows:

  • to provide direction on inter-municipal planning issues, including matters relating to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) and in particular:

i) review and recommend a coordinated updated population, housing and employment projections to serve as the basis for the review of the development charges by-law and the urban boundary issue with the Peel area municipalities;

ii) review and recommend a coordinated Transportation Planning Work Plan with the Peel area municipalities;

iii) establish, direct and receive advice from a staff technical advisory groups for updated population, housing and employment projections and transportation planning.

  • Provide direction to staff on other inter-municipal planning initiatives of a significant nature, to be determined by the Regional Council.

Approved 2002-381

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-4-2002:

That page 4a-2, clause 2b, bullet 3, which reads "Promote a harmonized position on inter-municipal planning issues, supported by staff from the Region and the three Peel area municipalities" as outlined in the joint report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, and Commissioner of Planning, dated February 27, 2002, titled "Terms of Reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee" be struck from the terms of reference.

Approved 2002-382

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-5-2002:

That terms of reference as generally outlined in the joint report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, and Commissioner of Planning dated February 27, 2002, titled "Terms of Reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee" be approved as amended;

And further, that Corporate Policy Number G20-03 be amended to include the terms of reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee as amended.

Approved 2002-383

b. Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee 2002 Meeting Schedule

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-6-2002:

That the Audit Subcommittee meeting scheduled April 18, 2002 be rescheduled to an alternate date and time;

And further, that the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meet on April 18, 2002, May 30, 2002 and June 20, 2002 at 1:00 p.m.

Approved 2002-384

c. Terms of Reference for Hiring of a Facilitator to Assist in the Development of a Work Plan for the Regional Planning Department's Transportation Planning Division

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-7-2002:

That the joint report of the Commissioner of Planning and Chief Administrative Officer and Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 20, 2002, titled "Terms of Reference for Hiring of a Facilitator to Assist in the Development of a Work Plan for The Regional Planning Department's Transportation Planning Division" be received;

And further, that a facilitator not be hired at this time to assist in the development of a work plan for the Region's Transportation Planning Division;

And further, that the staff Technical Advisory Group meet to develop a work plan.

Approved 2002-385

d. Terms of Reference for Population, Household and Employment Consulting Services to Prepare Inputs to the Regional Development Charges By-law Review

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-8-2002:

That the report dated February 25, 2002, titled "Terms of Reference for Population, Household and Employment Consulting Services to Prepare Inputs to The Regional Development Charges By-law Review" be deferred to March 28, 2002 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2002-386

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-9-2002:

That the City of Brampton letter dated March 6, 2002, titled "Comments on Draft report and Terms of Reference for Hiring of a Forecasting Consultant as Input to DC By-law Review - File P25RE" be referred to staff;

And further, that the City of Mississauga letter dated March 6, 2002, titled "Draft Terms of Reference - Populations/Employment Forecasts for the Regional Development Charges By-law Review" be referred to staff;

And further, that the Town of Caledon article titled "Regional Municipality of Peel Development Charges Review Population and Employment Consulting Services - Terms of Reference" be referred to staff.

Approved 2002-387


PL-B. Long Range Planning, Research and Information Division

PL-B1. Housing Production in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Year End 2001

Received 2002-388

PL-B2. Construction Activity in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Year End 2001

Received 2002-389


PL-C. Transportation Planning Division

PL-C1. York Region Transportation Master Plan - Draft Report Titled "On The Move…Towards Sustainable Transportation"

RECOMMENDATION GC-56-2002:

That Regional Council receive the York Region Transportation Master Plan as outlined in the document "On the Move Towards Sustainable Transportation - Region of York Transportation Master Plan", January, 2002;

And further, that Regional Council request that York Region enter into discussions with the Region of Peel and Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon on the major transportation connections between the two regions and their constituent municipalities;

And further, that the report of the Commissioners of Planning and Public Works dated March 7, 2002, titled "York Region Transportation Master Plan - Draft Report "On the Move…towards sustainable transportation" be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon for their review and consideration.

Approved 2002-390


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. Councillor Frank Dale on behalf of the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Letter dated February 21, 2002, Acknowledging the Region of Peel's Contribution to CVC's Programs and Credit Valley Foundation

Received 2002-391

PL-D2. Chris Hodgson, MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated January 28, 2002, Acknowledging the Region of Peel's Role in the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan

Received 2002-392

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-A1. Chris Hodgson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated February 20, 2002, Confirming Roger Maloney as a Board Director for the New Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC)

Received 2002-393

HO-A2. John Manley, Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Letter dated February 25, 2002, Responding to Council Resolution 2001-1112 Regarding the City of Toronto Report on New Rental Housing

Received 2002-394

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

Item HS-C1 was dealt with.

HS-C1. Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program Status
Presentation by Anne Fenwick, Director, Family Health

Received 2002-395

Anne Fenwick presented Council with information about Post-Natal and Early Childhood Development statistics and programs designed to assist children during this period.


HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Development of a 211 Service for Peel Region

This Item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-350


HEALTH

HS-B. Healthy Lifestyles

HS-B1. "Remembering When" Falls And Fire Prevention Program

Received 2002-396


HS-C. Family Health

HS-C1. Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program Status
Presentation by Anne Fenwick, Director, Family Health

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-394


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-D. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-D1. Increased Municipal Contribution to Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Programs and Fraud Control Measures

RECOMMENDATION GC-57-2002:

That the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Community and Social Services, and insist that:

The Province provide 50% funding for the actual Cost of Administration in the Ontario Works program;

The Province provide 80% subsidy on all costs related to the Service Delivery Technology and Fraud control increases, as the Province takes 80% of the resultant program savings;

The Province fund 100% of the costs related to the program and administration of its Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP);

And further, that in light of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between AMO and the Province, that a copy of the Chair's letter and a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Social Services dated March 8, 2002, titled "Increased Municipal Contribution to Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Programs and Fraud Control Measures" be sent to AMO, with a request to support the recommendations;

And further, that the subject report be sent to the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) and the Peel MPPs.

Approved 2002-397

RECOMMENDATION GC-58-2002:

That the Regional Chair and the Commissioner of Social Services co-ordinate a strategy for submission to the province, with respect to pooling issues as it relates to the administration of the Ontario Works program, and report back to the March 28, 2002 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2002-398


HS-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-E1. James M. Flaherty, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Letter dated February 8, 2002, Acknowledging Receipt of Council Resolution 2001-791 and the Accompanying Report Titled Impact of Management of Immigration System

Received 2002-399

HS-E2. Brad Clark, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated February 20, 2002, Regarding the 2002 Funding Allocation to the Region of Peel in the Amount of $120,812 as Part of the Newly Formed Ontario Transit Renewal Program

Received 2002-400


Staff Reports

a) 2001 Triannual Financial Report - Year End (Unaudited)

Received 2002-401

b) Terms of Reference for Population, Household and Employment Consulting Services to Prepare Inputs to the Regional Development Charges By-law Review

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated March 20, 2002, titled "Terms of Reference for Population, Household and Employment Consulting Services to Prepare Inputs to the Regional Development Charges By-law Review" be referred to the April 11, 2002 General Committee meeting subject to City of Brampton approval, or to the next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting.

Carried 2002-402

c) Reduction of Provincial Funding for Ontario Works

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the petition contained in Appendix 1 of the report of the Commissioner of Social Services dated March 27, 2002, titled "Reduction of Provincial Funding for Ontario Works" be approved by Regional Council.

Carried 2002-403


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 23-2002: A by-law to provide for the borrowing of $500,000.00 from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the purpose of the construction of a homeless shelter at 15 Wilkinson Road, Brampton and for the issuing of an instalment debenture therefore.

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the by-law listed on the March 28, 2002 Regional Council agenda, being By-law 23-2002, 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 2002-404


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution regarding the Absence of Councillor Rhoda Begley

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

Whereas the Municipal Act RSO 1990, as amended, stipulates that the seat of a member of Council becomes vacant if the member is absent from the meetings of Council for three successive months without being authorized by resolution of the Council entered in its minutes;

And whereas, Councillor Rhoda Begley for health reasons has been required to be absent from meetings of Regional Council since February 14, 2002;

And whereas, it is the wish of this Council that the office of Councillor Rhoda Begley not be jeopardized due to her illness;

Therefore be it resolved, that Councillor Rhoda Begley be authorized to be absent from meetings of Council for more than three successive months.

Carried 2002-405

b) Resolution regarding the Absence of Councillor Paul Palleschi

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

Whereas the Municipal Act RSO 1990, as amended, stipulates that the seat of a member of Council becomes vacant if the member is absent from the meetings of Council for three successive months without being authorized by resolution of the Council entered in its minutes;

And whereas, Councillor Paul Palleschi for health reasons has been required to be absent from meetings of Regional Council since February 7, 2002;

And whereas, it is the wish of this Council that the office of Councillor Paul Palleschi not be jeopardized due to his illness;

Therefore be it resolved, that Councillor Paul Palleschi be authorized to be absent from meetings of Council for more than three successive months.

Carried 2002-406

See also Resolution 2002-343

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:38 a.m.

Additional Item

c) Role of the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB)

Councillor Seglins discussed a recent news article which referred to proposed changes to the role of the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) as it relates to policing in the Town of Caledon.

It was agreed that members of Regional Council need to be better informed of the PPSB's administrative and operational issues.

Received 2001-407


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

General Committee

  GC-2002-5 - General Committee In Camera Minutes
  Meeting held March 21, 2002

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-59-2002:

That the joint In Camera report of the Commissioner of Planning and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated March 12, 2002, be received;

And further, that Regional staff initiate an amendment to the Region of Peel Official Plan with respect to Section 5.6.6, Airports;

And further, that Regional staff attend the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings regarding the minor variance applications for 285 Matheson Boulevard and 5560 McAdam Road to defend the policies of the Region of Peel Official Plan;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be made public and provided to the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).

Approved 2002-408


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That By-law 22-2002 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 28, 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 2002-409


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:06 a.m.


B. Zeran
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair