THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 18, 2002

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:35 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Miles recited the prayer.

Members: L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, C. Harker*, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion*, G. Miles, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead*
   
Members Absent: R. Begley, due to illness; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; C. Gyles, due to a personal matter; N. Iannicca, due to other municipal business; M. Morrison, due to other municipal business; P. Mullin, due to other municipal business; C. Seglins, due to other municipal business
   
Also Present: K. Gillespie, Acting Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; Y. Holland, Acting Commissioner of Housing & Property; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; L. Nashman, 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) March 21, 2002, Special Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on March 21, 2002 be approved.

Carried 2002-410

b) March 28, 2002, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 28, 2002 be approved.

Carried 2002-411


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the consolidated agenda for the April 18, 2002 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a resolution supporting a motion by the Ballycroy Area Rural Conservation Alliance regarding water takings and sewage works;

And further, that the consolidated agenda be amended to include a resolution regarding the Privatization of Hydro Transmission Corridors;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the April 18, 2002 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2002-412

See also Resolutions 2002-471 and 2002-472

Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning introduced Tom AppaRao, the new Director of Transportation Planning to members of Regional Council.

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 9:41 a.m.

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Councillor Susan DiMarco providing an Update on Affordable Housing

Received 2002-413

Councillor DiMarco advised Council that since 1999, the Region of Peel has spent $12.4 million on initiatives to reduce homelessness; however, without the financial support of the Provincial and Federal governments, no affordable housing initiatives can be successful.

Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:45 a.m.

b) Constable Tom McKay, Crime Prevention Services, Peel Regional Police presenting a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Plaque to the Peel CPTED Advisory Committee in Recognition of Their Support

Received 2002-414

Constable Tom McKay presented a plaque to the Peel Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Advisory Committee for their efforts. Regional Council thanked Constable Tom McKay for his dedication and commitment to CPTED.

c) Ken Adamson, Chair, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board presenting a Plaque to Emil Kolb, Chair, Region of Peel and the Planning Department in Appreciation of the Printing and Distribution of the Region's Planning Atlas to Grade 7 and Grade 8 Classrooms in the Region of Peel

Received 2002-415

Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board and Ken Adamson, Chair, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board thanked the Region of Peel, and especially the Planning department, for donating the Region's Planning Atlas to all schools in the Region and noted the value of such an effective learning tool. A plaque was presented to the Region of Peel in recognition of the Planning department's outstanding work on the project. Members of Council highlighted the success of partnering with schools to educate youth and the community on the whole.

Councillor Harker arrived at 10:38 a.m.

d) Peter Williams, Director, Operations and Maintenance; Cori Hooker, Student, Ellwood Memorial Public School, Caledon; Heidi Wong, Student, Fletcher's Creek Senior Public School, Brampton; Jafrin Talukder, Student, Lisgar Public School, Mississauga regarding the United Nations International Children's Conference on the Environment

Received 2002-416

See also Resolution 2002-417

The students will be representing the Region of Peel at the United Nations International Children's Conference on the Environment in British Columbia. The students thanked Regional Council for their support at the conference, showcased various environmental issues and made several suggestions for improvements to the environment.

Additional Item

e) Damian MacSeain, Public Works Education Co-ordinator and Lesley Radman, Technical Analyst, Operations and Maintenance regarding "Planet Sponge!" - the workshop that the Region of Peel will be showcasing at the United Nations International Children's Conference on the Environment

Received 2002-417

See also Resolution 2002-416

Council was advised that this interactive workshop will help children explore and understand groundwater as an essential and vulnerable resource. "Planet Sponge!" is designed to promote communication between delegates, by whatever means possible. The highly visual and hands-on orientation of this workshop promotes understanding where English language skills may be weak. The subject matter of aquifers and wells is relevant to people throughout the world.


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2002-6) meeting held on April 11, 2002

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-60-2002:

That the agenda for the April 11, 2002, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2002-419


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Councillor Frank Dale providing an Update on Affordable Housing

Received 2002-420

D2. Frederick Biro, Executive Member, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Board and Jane Courtemanche, Vice-President, Corporate Information, OMERS advising Council of the Recent Report from OMERS to the Government Concerning the Devolution of OMERS from Government Control to the Employer/Employee Stakeholders

RECOMMENDATION GC-61-2002:

Whereas the Board of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) has issued its report dated March 2002, titled "Changing OMERS Relationship with Government: A Report on Governance" (the "OMERS Report") in which the Board recommends the establishment of a new governing structure for the OMERS pension plan;

And whereas the OMERS pension plan has assets under management having a value on the order of $37 billion and annual employer contributions of approximately $500 million in the absence of a contribution holiday;

And whereas the OMERS report proposes a framework for governance that would, if implemented, have significant implications for the Region of Peel as one of the largest OMERS employers;

And whereas Regional Council has been informed that legislation to effect a change in governance may be introduced shortly to be in effect by January 1, 2003;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Government of the Province of Ontario be requested not to introduce any legislation that would change the governance structure of OMERS until such time as informed consultations on the model recommended by the OMERS Board can be held among affected municipal employers and employer representative groups.

Approved 2002-421

See also Resolution 2002-422

RECOMMENDATION GC-62-2002:

That the matter relating to the "Changing OMERS Relationship with Government: A Report on Governance" (the "OMERS Report") be referred to the Audit Subcommittee for a report;

And further, that the Region of Peel immediately request the province to extend the May 6, 2002 deadline to enable the Region sufficient time and opportunity to review and comment on the OMERS Report and report back before the province makes its decision.

Approved 2002-422

See also Resolution 2002-421


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

Additional Item

Heart Mobile (Oral)

Laura Nashman, Director of Human Resources updated Regional Council on the "Heart Mobile", a mobile clinic that is used throughout the Region to check people's health and heart condition. Regional Councillors were invited to visit the Heart Mobile later in the day.

Received 2002-423


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-A. Transhelp

HS-A1. Transhelp 2002 Bus Order

RECOMMENDATION GC-63-2002:

That the Transhelp Capital project #00-0048 for two additional buses be approved for a total amount of $154,000 to be funded from Transhelp Reserves R3565 - D.C. Transhelp and R1615 - Transhelp Vehicle in the amounts of $59,000 and $95,000 respectfully;

And further, that the $120,800 in provincial subsidy be recognized in capital project #99-0045 and the capital funding plan be modified accordingly.

Approved 2002-424


HEALTH

HS-B. Communicable Diseases

HS-B1. Results of the 2001/02 Universal Influenza Immunization Campaign

Received 2002-425


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. News Release: From the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada dated March 8, 2002, Regarding the New Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Received 2002-426

HS-C2. News Release: From the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Canada dated March 11, 2002, Regarding the Expansion of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in Manitoba

Received 2002-427

HS-C3. News Release: From the Region of Peel, dated March 21, 2002, Regarding World TB Day

Received 2002-428

HS-C4. Reverend Thomas Rosica, National Director and Chief Executive Officer, World Youth Day 2002, Letter dated March 18, 2002, Requesting Support and Cooperation of the Region of Peel in Making World Youth Day 2002 a Success

Referred to Health 2002-429

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Item PW-C4. was dealt with.

PW-C4. Central East (Brampton) Community Recycling Centre Construction Update for Project 99-6506
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

Deferred to the May 2, 2002 General Committee meeting 2002-430


PW-A. Engineering and Construction

Item PW-A3 was dealt with.

PW-A3. Request for Traffic Control Signals Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Maple Gate/Churchill Meadows Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-64-2002:

That traffic signals be installed at Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Maple Gate/Churchill Meadows Boulevard, City of Mississauga, in the year 2002;

And further, that the necessary funds be added to the year 2002 traffic signal installation account.

Approved 2002-431

See also Resolution 2002-446

PW-A1. Funds for Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Airport Road and Braydon Boulevard and Stonecrest Place, Project 02-4456 - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-65-2002:

That traffic signals be installed at the intersection of Airport Road at Braydon Boulevard and Stonecrest Place, City of Brampton;

And further, that the necessary funds for Project 02-4456 in the amount of $100,000 be financed from the Roads Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve Account (R0210).

Approved 2002-432

PW-A2. York/Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Status Report - City of Brampton, Wards 9, 10 and 11
Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director of Engineering and Construction and Tyrone Gan, President, iTrans Consulting

RECOMMENDATION GC-66-2002:

That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Commissioner of Planning dated March 19, 2002, titled "York/Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Status Report - City of Brampton, Wards 9, 10 and 11" be received;

And further, that the Regional Clerk be requested to send copies of the subject report to the Ministry of Transportation, the Clerks of the Cities of Vaughan and Brampton, the Township of King, the Town of Caledon and the Region of York for information.

Approved 2002-433

PW-A3. Request for Traffic Control Signals Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Maple Gate/Churchill Meadows Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-431

PW-A4. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve for Biovail Corporation on Regional Road 5 (Derry Road), West of Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve for Biovail Corporation on the north side of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) west of Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to provide a right in/right out access to the proposed commercial development (Engineering file D-05164N, site plan SP00-525).

Approved 2002-434

PW-A5. Proposed Watermain Replacement on Ivernia Road, Project 02-1440 - City of Mississauga, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2002:

That the existing 150mm (6 inch) diameter cast iron watermain on Ivernia Road, from Bloor Street to Flagship Drive, a total distance of approximately 365m (1,215 feet) be replaced under Project 02-1440;

And further, that the necessary funding for Project 02-1440, estimated in the amount of $180,000, be allocated from Capital Budget Item 02-1000, to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve.

Approved 2002-435


PW-B. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-B1. Shoreline Algae

Deferred to the May 9, 2002 Regional Council meeting 2002-436

PW-B2. 2001 Summary of Sanitary Surcharge Companies and 2002 Rate for Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Agreements

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to set the 2002 Qualitative Sewer Surcharge Rate at $1.00 per thousand imperial gallons;

And further, that the Environmental Control Section, Water and Wastewater Treatment Division, advise all industries presently under surcharge agreements that effective January 1, 2002, the Qualitative Sewer Surcharge Rate will be $1.00 per thousand imperial gallons.

Approved 2002-437

See also Resolution 2002-470

PW-B3. Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Letter of Credit

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to amend Region of Peel By-law 90-90 (Sewer Use By-law) as generally outlined in Appendix l of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, Chief Administrative Officer and Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated March 12, 2002, titled "Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Letter of Credit".

Approved 2002-438

See also Resolution 2002-470

PW-B4. Regulatory Changes since Walkerton and the Impact to Peel

Received 2002-439

PW-B5. Purchase of Portable Wastewater Sampling Machines

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2002:

That an agreement be entered into with Nortech GSI, the sole supplier of portable sampling machines and bottles at a total estimated cost of $325,000, excluding PST and GST, under Project 02-2910;

And further, that additional funding in the amount of $25,000 be allocated to Project 02-2910 from Capital Budget/Item 02-2000 to be financed from the Financing Stabilization Reserve;

And further, that maintenance, repairs and parts for portable sampling machines be purchased through Nortech GSI until such a time as there is competition in the market place.

Approved 2002-440

PW-B6. Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant Odour Control; Front Street Odour Control Facilities

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2002:

That Public Works staff continue direct negotiations with KMK Consultants Limited for engineering services related to the Odour Control projects and Clear Scents Committee at the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant at the estimated amount of $571,654 (exclusive of all applicable taxes), under Project 99-2930;

And further, that the installation of Odour Control Facilities at the Front Street Pumping Station, tendered and awarded by Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) to Enviro-Con Engineering & Construction Ltd. in the amount of $694,300 (exclusive of all applicable taxes), be financed under Project 02-2901.

Approved 2002-441


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. Three-Bag Standard Program - Two Week Exemption Periods

RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2002:

That Regional Council approve the expansion of the Three Bag Standard Program exemption periods from one week to two weeks in length, effective May 1, 2002.

Approved 2002-442

PW-C2. Earth Week - April 20 to April 27, 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2002:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and processing of waste for over 900,000 residents in the Region; and

And whereas Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that has identified waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally; and

And whereas this year's theme for Earth Week is "Take Action and Work Towards Zero Waste" challenges and educates individuals to practice the 3R's (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting to divert waste; and

And whereas the Region of Peel promotes waste reduction through reduction, reuse and recycling, programs and service;

Therefore, be it resolved that the week of April 20 to 27, 2002 be declared Earth Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2002-443

PW-C3. Compost Awareness Week - April 28 to May 4, 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2002:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and processing of waste for over 900,000 residents in the Region; and

And whereas Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that has identified waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally; and

And whereas this year's Compost Awareness Week challenges and educates individuals to practice composting to divert waste; and

And whereas the Region of Peel promotes waste reduction through reduction, reuse and recycling;

Therefore, be it resolved that the week of April 28 to May 4, 2002 be declared Compost Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2002-444

PW-C4. Central East (Brampton) Community Recycling Centre Construction Update for Project 99-6506
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-430

PW-C5. Securing Contents of the Blue and Grey Boxes

Referred to the April 25, 2002 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting 2002-445

Item PW-A3 was considered further.

RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2002:

That the necessary funds stated in Recommendation GC-64-2002 be set at $120,000;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works report back to the April 18, 2002 Regional Council meeting with details concerning the allocation of the necessary funds for the subject project and details concerning the acquisition of reserves in anticipation of the project.

Approved 2002-446

See also Resolution 2002-431

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Clerk's

MA-A1. Access Peel Services

Received 2002-447


MA-B. Ambulance and Emergency Programs

MA-B1. Emergency Preparedness Week - May 6 to May 12, 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2002:

Whereas over the course of their lives, many Canadians will have to face severe weather, fire, flood, or other unforeseen events that will affect their quality of life and leave a lasting memory;

And whereas people are often totally unprepared and left helpless in the face of such events;

And whereas Emergency Preparedness Week allows all levels of government, emergency response agencies and volunteer agencies a greater opportunity to educate the public about what they can do to reduce their own personal risks;

And whereas this year's theme is "Keeping Canada Safe - Emergency Preparedness Begins with You";

Therefore, be it resolved that the week of May 6 - 12, 2002 be proclaimed Emergency Preparedness Week in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2002-448


FINANCE

MA-C. Corporate Finance

MA-C1. 2002 Property Tax Levy By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2002:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Council for approval which apportions the net levy requirement of $503,600,000 to the three area municipalities in accordance with the Council approved apportionment formula and per the Financial Control by-law, as detailed in Appendix I of the report of the Chief Administrative Officer and Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance dated March 25, 2002, titled "2002 Property Tax Levy By-law" inclusive of technical adjustments related to waste management expenditures;

And further, that Council approve the proposed method of payment allocation to the area municipalities of the 2002 GO Transit Operating Budget as set out in the body of the subject report.

Approved 2002-449

MA-C2. Bill 155, The Sustainable Water and Sewage System Act, 2001

Received 2002-450

MA-C3. 2001 Investment Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2002:

That in compliance with Provincial Regulation 438/97 governing municipal investment practices, the 2001 Investment Report attached as Appendix 1 to the report of the Chief Administrative Officer and Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance dated March 27, 2002, titled "2001 Investment Report," be approved.

Approved 2002-451


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Bill Crawford, Executive Director, The Dam Youth Drop-In, Letter dated February 28, 2002, Thanking Chair Kolb for his Donation to the Dam Youth Drop-In Programs from the Emil Kolb Hootenanny

Received 2002-452

MA-D2. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 11, 2002, Regarding AMO's Attendance at James Flaherty, MPP, Minister of Finance, Budget Round Table Discussion, Seeking Input into the Next Ontario Budget

Received 2002-453

MA-D3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 12, 2002, Regarding the Minister of Transportation Confirming Intent to Proceed with Highway Maintenance Standards Regulation as a Means to Help Municipalities Manage Liability

Received 2002-454

MA-D4. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 12, 2002, Providing a Summary of the February AMO Board of Directors Meeting

Received 2002-455

MA-D5. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 12, 2002, Regarding the Impact of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Coverage Changes and Privacy Legislation on Municipalities

Received 2002-456

MA-D6. J. Craig Mather, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated March 26, 2002, Regarding a Notice of Meeting to Approve 2002 Non-Matching Levy for the TRCA

Received 2002-457

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

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

PL-A1. 2001 Census Data (Population and Dwelling Counts) for the Area Municipalities in Peel and the Regional Municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Received 2002-458


PL-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-B1. John W. Sanderson, President, The Brampton Board of Trade, Letter dated March 7, 2002 to Brad Clark, MPP, Minister of Transportation, Expressing the Board's Concern with Delays in the Construction of Highway 410 North of Bovaird Drive

Received 2002-459

PL-B2. Chris Hodgson, MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 14, 2002, Clarifying Issues with Respect to the Oak Ridges Moraine (ORM) Land Exchange in Richmond Hill

Received 2002-460

PL-B3. George Ross, Regional Director, Southcentral Region, Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Letter dated March 11, 2002, Announcing the Release of Ontario's Draft Forest Fire Management Strategy

Received 2002-461

PL-B4. Jack Layton, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated March 18, 2002, Urging Municipal Governments to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol

Received 2002-462

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Heritage Complex

HO-A1. Heritage Advisory Board's Events and Program Activities Held in 2001

Received 2002-463

HO-B. Property

HO-B1. Property Services Office Systems Furniture

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2002:

That the existing contract for Furniture Supply with Knoll Inc., through its designated distributor Drechsel Business Interiors, for the period March 1st to August 30th, 2002, be amended by a further $245,434 for a total contract amount of $641,934 (net of applicable taxes);

And further, that funding for these products be provided through Capital Project's 00-7015, 00-7032 and through the Internal Client group Operating Budgets;

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

Approved 2002-464

HO-B2. Proposed Lease Renewal Between the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Corporation of the City of Mississauga for a Portion of the Building at 2460 Truscott Drive - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2002:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel as Landlord enter into a Lease Renewal Agreement dated January 2, 2002 with The Corporation of the City of Mississauga as Tenant for approximately 309.65 square metres (3,333 square feet) within the premises located at 2460 Truscott Drive, City of Mississauga.

Approved 2002-465


HO-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-C1. Chris Hodgson, MPP, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 22, 2002, Responding to Questions from the Region of Peel Regarding its Role as Service Manager for Social Housing Programs

Received 2002-466


2. Staff Reports

a) National Volunteer Week - April 21 - April 27, 2002

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

Whereas celebrating National Volunteer Week is significant because the work of volunteers impacts virtually every aspect of society, including health, education, social services, youth, culture, sports and recreation, the arts and the environment;

And whereas volunteers assist Regional staff in responding to the health of an increasingly large and diverse population;

And whereas across Regional departments, more than fifteen hundred volunteers are contributing to their community's health and social well-being;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Regional Municipality of Peel proclaim April 21 to 27, 2002 as National Volunteer Week.

Carried 2002-467

b) Bram East Phase 1 - Front-End Financing Agreement for the Construction of Road Infrastructure Improvements - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the Region's signing officers be authorized to execute a front-end financing agreement between the Region and 1261082 Ontario Inc. as trustee for certain landowners within the Bram East Secondary Plan (the "Bram East Trustee") in accordance with the principles described in the joint report of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and Commissioner of Public Works dated April 11, 2002, titled "Bram East Phase 1 -- Front-End Financing Agreement for the Construction of Road Infrastructure Improvements City of Brampton, Ward 10";

And further, that the Region of Peel utilize funding from the letters of credit provided by the Bram East Phase 1 Trustee in accordance with the terms of the front-end finance agreement for road improvement works as identified by the Bram East Phase 1 Traffic Impact Study, to finance necessary road widenings as follows:

Road Name Project Limits Project Number Estimated Cost
Queen Street East McVean Drive to Highway 50 01-4030 $ 5,065,000
The Gore Road Queen Street East to Eastbrook Way 02-4035 $ 4,205,000
Total $ 9,270,000

And further, that copies of the subject report be forwarded to the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

Carried 2002-468


Waive Rules of Procedure

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That in accordance with Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, Section III-2(i), be waived in order that the April 18, 2002 Regional Council meeting continue past 11:30 a.m.

Carried 2002-469


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 21-2002: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2002 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on Area Municipalities.

By-law 24-2002: A by-law to establish a qualitative sewer surcharge rate.

By-law 25-2002: A by-law to amend By-law Number 90-90 titled "A by-law to regulate the discharge of matter into the sanitary and storm sewage systems of the Regional Municipality and making provision for the establishment of sewer rates and charges pursuant to section 81 of the Regional Municipality of Peel Act, R.S.O. 1980, chapter 440 and to repeal certain parts of By-law Number
9-75".

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the by-laws listed on the April 18, 2002 Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 21-2002, 24-2002 and 25-2002, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and Regional Clerk and that the corporate seal be affixed.

Carried 2002-470

See also Resolutions 2002-437 and 2002-438


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution supporting a Motion by the Ballycroy Area Rural Conservation Alliance regarding Water Takings and Sewage Works

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the Region of Peel support the motion by the Ballycroy Area Rural Conservation Alliance at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing of the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio OPA 1 under the Planning Act to consolidate with hearings that may be required for permits and approvals required under the Ontario Water Resources Act for necessary water takings and sewage works and any other hearings that may be required for the proponent's undertaking.

Carried 2002-471

See also Resolution 2002-412

b) Resolution regarding Privatization of Hydro Transmission Corridors

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

Whereas the hydro transmission corridors in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) represent an important public resource which was acquired on behalf of the taxpayers of Ontario for the betterment of the province;

And whereas the use of the corridor lands, for such public purposes as rapid transit and transportation, environmental management, recreational uses and other services and utilities, has the potential to play an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth, improving environmental health and in enhancing the quality of life for the residents of a rapidly growing GTA;

And whereas the loss of this resource to the broader public sector, through the privatization of Hydro One, would further constrain municipalities and other public agencies in their ability to provide essential services in a timely and economical manner;

Therefore, be it resolved that the Province of Ontario is hereby requested to maintain the hydro corridors in public ownership and that these lands be made available for public use, at nominal cost, by municipalities and other public agencies;

And further, that should the Province choose to include the corridors as an asset to be included as part of the Hydro One privatization, it is requested that terms and conditions be included in the transfer of the lands, which will ensure that the following principles will be adhered to:

Existing public uses are recognized and made permanent with no additional compensation required;

  • The corridor lands will remain available for future public uses at nominal cost to municipalities and other public agencies;
  • That no reasonable public use shall be denied;

And further, that municipalities and other potentially affected public agencies be consulted prior to the privatization of Hydro One and that they be allowed to provide input on any detailed terms and conditions which may be attached to the transfer of such lands;

And further, that this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Minister of Transportation, the Minister of Environment and Energy, the Minister of Finance, the Chair of the Regional Chairs and Single Tier Mayors of Ontario, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Municipalities.

Carried 2002-472

See also Resolution 2002-412

Councillor Palleschi thanked Regional Councillors and Regional staff for their support during his illness and commended Emergency Services and staff at the Trillium Health Centre for their exceptional service.


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2002-6) meeting held on April 11, 2002

G1. The security of the property of the Regional Corporation

Received 2002-473

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-82-2002:

That staff commence negotiations for the proposed acquisition of the lands legally described as Part of Lot 15, Concession 3, West of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Caledon), Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2002-474

G3. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

RECOMMENDATION GC-83-2002:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant enter into a Lease Renewal and Extension Agreement dated January 18, 2002 with Cedardown Management Co. Limited and Airport Road Health Services Inc. as Landlord for 615 square feet (57.134 square metres) for premises located at 7330 Goreway Drive, City of Mississauga;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Peel Health current budget and charged to Account Number 23904 and Cost Centre HA00006;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Lease.

Approved 2002-475


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That By-law 26-2002 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 18, 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 2002-476


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m.



C. Gravlev
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Acting Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair