THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
May 9, 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 Palleschi recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco*, S. Fennell*, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin*, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead
   
Members Absent: C. Gyles; C. Harker, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to 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; L. Nashman, Director of Human Resources; C. Gravlev, Acting Regional Clerk; A. Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) April 18, 2002, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on April 18, 2002 be approved.

Carried 2002-486

b) May 2, 2002, Special Regional Council meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on May 2, 2002 be approved.

Carried 2002-487

See also Resolution 2002-534

Councillor Mullin arrived at 9:47 a.m.

Additional Item

Policing Issues in the Region of Peel (Oral)

Chair Kolb addressed recent news of the transfer of approximately 24 front line officers from the Region's 11 and 12 Divisions located in City of Mississauga to 21 and 22 Divisions located in the City of Brampton due to needs identified by a staffing study completed last year.

Received 2002-488


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the agenda for the May 9, 2002 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a Notice of Motion concerning a City of Mississauga resolution on Funding of Affordable Housing;

And further, that the agenda be amended to include an update relating to a Holly Park Meat Packers Spill;

And further, that the agenda for the May 9, 2002 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2002-489

See also Resolutions 2002-563 and 2002-564


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Councillor Katie Mahoney Providing an Update on Affordable Housing

Received 2002-490

Councillor Mahoney advised Council that the Affordable Housing issue is receiving considerable attention and stressed the importance of remaining focused on this issue and in developing policies that are best for the public. She re-enforced the importance of partnerships with the provincial and federal governments and the necessity of ongoing financial commitment from these levels of governments.


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2002-7) meeting held on May 2, 2002

C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-84-2002:

That the agenda for the May 2, 2002 General Committee meeting be amended to include an item relating to the Mimico Creek Spill;

And further, that the agenda for the May 2, 2002 General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2002-491


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Councillor Susan Fennell Providing an Update on Affordable Housing

Received 2002-492

Councillor Fennell informed Committee that all sectors must be involved in finding solutions to Affordable Housing. She noted that groups and elected officials are discussing ideas and partnerships with the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to develop initiatives to provide Affordable Housing.

D2. Raymond Applebaum, Chair, Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing and Executive Director, Peel Senior Link and Pat Chrisjohn regarding the Strategic Work Plan of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing

Received 2002-493

See also Resolution 2002-497

The delegation thanked members of Council who participated as members of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing Committee.

D3. Brian Johnston, Vice-Chair, Peel Mental Health Housing Coalition regarding Mental Health Week (May 6 to May 12, 2002) and Current Housing Issues for the Mentally Ill and Homeless Persons in the Region of Peel

Received 2002-494

See also Resolution 2002-495

Brian Johnston undertook to make a presentation to the City of Mississauga Council on current housing issues for the mentally ill in the Region of Peel. He advised that membership costs were five dollars per annum. He also informed Committee that the Internet address for the Peel/Mental Health Housing Coalition is: http://www.pmhhc.org


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Mental Health Week, May 6 - May 12, 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-85-2002:

Whereas safe, accessible and affordable shelter is a basic right in the Province of Ontario;

And whereas there are citizens in our community and in communities across the Province who have extraordinary shelter needs as a result of physical, emotional and/or mental challenges;

Ane whereas the Peel Mental Health Housing Coalition continues to advocate and work for appropriate shelter opportunities for these citizens within our community;

Therefore, be it resolved that the week of May 6-12, 2002 be proclaimed as "Mental Health Week" in the Regional Municipality of Peel and that all citizens be encouraged to support the efforts of the Peel Mental Health Housing Coalition in creating much needed opportunities for safe, accessible and affordable housing for their clients throughout our community.

Approved 2002-495

See also Resolution 2002-494

HO-A2. The Role of Housing in the Social Inclusion/Exclusion of Children

Received 2002-496

HO-A3. Strategic Work Plan of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-2002:

That Council approve the Strategic Work Plan, as set out in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living, dated April 16, 2002, titled "Strategic Work Plan of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing", developed by the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing;

And further, that Council approve the newly developed recommendation # 31 as set out in Appendix III of the subject report;

And further, that Council request the Advisory Working Group to submit a Strategic Work Plan to Council on an annual basis and information reports on a quarterly basis;

And further, that Council approve the changes in membership of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing as set out in Appendix II of the subject report.

Approved 2002-497

See also Resolution 2002-493

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Families First Program Update

Received 2002-498

HS-A2. National Council of Welfare Report - The Cost of Poverty

Received 2002-499


HEALTH

HS-B. Finance and Administration

HS-B1. Council Forum on Public Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-87-2002:

That the Commissioner of Health implement the service level increases as recommended by the Medical Officer of Health and included in the 2002 approved budget of $12,259,844 for Public Health;

And further, that Council approve the service priorities of the Medical Officer of Health in the three-year plan and consider them when deliberating on the budget estimates for 2003 and 2004.

Approved 2002-500


HS-C. Environmental Health

HS-C1. West Nile Virus - 2002 Initiatives

Received 2002-501

HS-C2. World Youth Day and Papal Visit, July 18 - 28, 2002

Received 2002-502

See also Resolution 2002-526


HS-D. Communicable Diseases

HS-D1. Hepatitis C Project - New Health Canada Funding

RECOMMENDATION GC-88-2002:

That the Commissioner of Health be authorized to execute an agreement with Health Canada, whereby Health Canada will fund the project "Realize Your Potential: Awareness Campaign Addressing Hepatitis C Screening Issues Among Marginalized Individuals" from April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2004.

Approved 2002-503

HS-D2. Infection Control in Tattooing, Piercing and Other Aesthetic Establishments

Received 2002-504


HS-E. Healthy Lifestyles

HS-E1. School Asthma Project

Received 2002-505


HS-F. Family Health

HS-F1. Early Years Initiatives

Received 2002-506


HS-G. Long Term Care

HS-G1. Long-Term Care Financial Overview

RECOMMENDATION GC-89-2002:

That Councillor George Carlson be added to the membership of the Long Term Care Subcommittee for a term ending November 30, 2003 or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2002-507


HS-H. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-H1. John Georgakopoulos, Senior Air Emissions Inventory Analyst, Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Lora Ward, Project Officer, Air and Inventories Division, Environment Canada-Ontario Region, Letter dated April 10, 2002, Regarding the 2001 National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) Airborne Contaminant Discharge Monitoring and Reporting Regulation - Ontario Regulation 127

Received 2002-508

HS-H2. Ann Mulvale, Mayor of Oakville, President of Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated April 11, 2002, Providing Information about Ontario's Promise, an Initiative Dedicated to Working Together to Ensure Ontario's Children have the Opportunity to Lead Healthy and Successful Lives

Referred to Social Services 2002-509

HS-H3. Don MacKinnon, President, Power Workers' Union (PWU), Letter dated April 10, 2002, Regarding PWU's Position that Caution Should be Used when Considering Phasing Out Purchases of Coal-Fired Electricity

Referred to the Regional Air Quality Working Group 2002-510


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Revised Speed Limit, Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) North of Regional Road 6 (Queen Street) - City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-90-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 41-2001 with respect to extending the existing 50 kilometre per hour (30 mph) posted speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to 400 metres (1312 ft) north of Queen Street, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that Peel Regional Police and the City of Brampton be so advised.

Approved 2002-511

See also Resolution 2002-562

PW-A2. U-Turn Prohibition, Regional Road 10 at Mountainash Road - City of Brampton, Wards 10 and 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-91-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to repeal By-law 4-2002, and to enact a new by-law to prohibit U-turns on Regional Road 10 (Bovaird Drive) at Mountainash Road in the City of Brampton;

And further, that Peel Regional Police and the City of Brampton be so advised.

Approved 2002-512

See also Resolution 2002-562

PW-A3. Speed Limits North of Regional Road 9 (King Street) on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-92-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 41-2001 with respect to implementing speed limits on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) in the Town of Caledon;

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

Approved 2002-513

See also Resolution 2002-562

PW-A4. Dual Left Turn Lane Designation, Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) at the Credit Valley Hospital Entrance - City of Mississauga, Ward 8

RECOMMENDATION GC-93-2002:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 41-2001 to provide for a westbound dual left turn lane designation on Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) at the Credit Valley Hospital Entrance, in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that Peel Regional Police and the City of Mississauga be so advised.

Approved 2002-514

See also Resolution 2002-562

PW-A5. Watermain Replacement on Healey Road, Project 02-1320 - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-94-2002:

That the existing 200mm (8 inch) diameter and 250mm (10 inch) diameter watermain on Healey Road, from Hardwick Road to Hardwick Road, be replaced with a 300mm (12 inch) diameter watermain, for a total distance of approximately 700m (2,333 feet) at a total estimated cost of $413,000, under Project 02-1320.

Approved 2002-515


PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Proclamation of Public Works Week - May 19 - May 25, 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-95-2002:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, the collection and processing of solid waste, Regional road maintenance, environmental control and the design and construction of Regional projects and programs;

And whereas Regional Council has approved a strategic plan with the strategic direction to be a leader in the provision and coordination of Regional Services;

And whereas in recognition of this we will invest in a healthy workplace and recognize the value of Region of Peel employees;

And whereas in recognition of this we will strive to increase awareness of Region of Peel programs and services;

And whereas Public Works Week helps us raise the awareness of the importance of the Public Works Industry in maintaining quality service to the community;

And whereas the theme of this years National Celebration is "Committed to our Communities";

And whereas the Public Works Week promotes understanding and appreciation of the importance of the Public Works Departments in benefiting the well being of community;

Therefore, be it resolved that the week of May 19 to 25, 2002 be declared Public Works Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2002-516


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. Central East (Brampton) Community Recycling Centre Construction Update for Project 99-6506

Withdrawn 2002-517

PW-C2. KMS Peel Inc. Capacity Negotiations

Withdrawn 2002-518

PW-C3. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee meeting (WMSC-2002-3) held April 25, 2002

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2002-546 to 2002-558 inclusive

See also Resolution 2002-571

PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Gail Beggs, President and CEO, Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), Letter dated April 3, 2002, Acknowledging the Region of Peel's Support during the OPSEU Labour Disruption

Received 2002-519

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Legal Services

MA-A1. Appeal to Divisional Court: Ontario Municipal Board Decisions Respecting Development Charges on the Lands of Mid-Airport Developments Limited

Received 2002-520


MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. Results of the 2001 Decisions Newsletter Survey

Received 2002-521

MA-B2. Regional Representation on the William Osler Health Centre Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION GC-96-2002:

That Councillor Susan DiMarco be appointed to serve on the William Osler Health Centre Board of Directors for the term commencing on June 12, 2002 and ending on the date of the Health Centre's Annual General Meeting in 2003, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2002-522


MA-C. Ambulance and Emergency Programs

MA-C1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2002-2) meeting held on April 25, 2002

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-10-2002:

That the agenda for April 25, 2002, Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2002-523


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dianne Rende, Executive Director, St. John Ambulance and Richard Renaud, Training Officer, Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services, Providing Information on Mississauga's Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) program (As requested by the Emergency and Protective Services Committee under Resolution 2002-265)

Received 2002-524


4. PEEL REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICES

a) Hospital Emergency Department Delays

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-11-2002:

That the staff of Credit Valley Hospital (CVC), Headwaters Health Care Corporation (HHCC), Trillium Health Care Corporation (THCC), William Osler Health Care Corporation (WOSC), being the hospitals where most of the patients of Peel Regional Ambulance Services (PRAS) are received at Emergency Departments, and the Medical Director and staff of the Peel Base Hospital Program and the staff of the Halton-Peel District Health Council (HPDHC), be thanked for their participation in the ongoing discussions to find ways to reduce delays for ambulance crews at Emergency Departments;

And further, that all parties are strongly urged to continue to work co-operatively and employ every means possible to reduce delays for ambulance crews at Emergency Departments so that adequate and effective emergency medical response can be maintained in the Region of Peel;

And further, that the Province be strongly urged to ensure that hospitals have the necessary funding and staffing to be able to manage all aspects of the emergency care system within the hospital.

Approved 2002-525


b) World Youth Day 2002

Received 2002-526

See also Resolution 2002-502


c) 2001 Inter-Municipal Calls for Ambulance Service

Received 2002-527

d) Communication: Malcolm Bates, Director, Emergency Health Services Branch, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated March 6, 2002, Responding to Chair Kolb's Correspondence Requesting an Increase to Land Ambulance Services Grant

Received 2002-528

e) Communication: John King, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Care Programs, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated March 25, 2002, Advising of Peel's Eligibility to Receive $655,000 for the Purchase of New Ambulance Vehicles and Equipment

Received 2002-529


5. EMERGENCY PROGRAMS

a) Communication: Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 19, 2002, Regarding Bill 48 - The Emergency Readiness Act and Caledon's Participation on Emergency Planning Co-ordination Committee

Received 2002-530


6. POLICE SERVICES BOARD PROTOCOL

a) Communication: Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 18, 2002, Providing PPSB 2001 Annual Report on Board Activities

Received 2002-531

b) Communication: Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 28, 2002, Providing Hate/Bias Motivated Crime Statistics - 2001

Received 2002-532

c) Communication: Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated April 3, 2002, Advising of Order-In-Council for Mr. James Murray as a Member of the PPSB for a Further Period of One Year Effective January 23, 2002

Received 2002-533


FINANCE

MA-D. Internal Audit

MA-D1. Minutes of the Audit Subcommittee meeting held on April 25, 2002

Withdrawn 2002-534

See also Resolution 2002-487


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Clive Doucet, Councillor, City of Ottawa, Letter dated March 12, 2002, Regarding the Lack of North American Participation at the Local Authorities for Social Inclusion Forum, held in Pôrto Alegre, Brazil and the Establishment of a Canadian Cities for Social Inclusion Caucus

Received 2002-535

MA-E2. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York, Letter dated March 12, 2002, Thanking the Citizens of the Region of Peel for their Support Regarding the September 11, 2001 Tragedy

Received 2002-536

MA-E3. David Young, MPP, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs, Letter dated April 8, 2002, Responding to Chair Kolb's Correspondence Regarding Costs to Provide Transportation for Inmates for Court Appearances

Received 2002-537


ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Administration

PL-A1. Report of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting held on April 18, 2002

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-10-2002:

That the agenda for the April 18, 2002, Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2002-538


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


4. REPORTS

a. Terms of Reference for Population, Household and Employment Consulting Services

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-11-2002:

That the Terms of Reference shown in Appendices 1 and 2 of the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated April 9, 2002, titled "Terms of Reference for Population, Household and Employment Consulting Services", for consulting services as input to the Regional Development Charges By-law Review be approved;

And further, that consultants be hired to undertake the work outlined in the Terms of Reference in Appendices 1 and 2 of the subject report;

And further, that the staff Technical Advisory Group, made up of Regional and Area Municipal staff work with the consultants to develop the necessary population, household, and employment inputs to the Regional Development Charges By-law Review;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Area Municipalities.

Approved 2002-539

See also Resolution 2002-545

b. Summary of the March 21, 2002 Special Meeting of Council as Required by the Planning Act

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-12-2002:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated April 10, 2002, titled "Summary of the March 21, 2002 Special Meeting of Council as Required by the Planning Act" be referred to Staff Technical Advisory Committee for detailed review and analysis;

And further, that the Staff Technical Advisory Committee report to a future Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting.

Approved 2002-540


5. COMMUNICATIONS


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Comparison of Previous Projections and the 2001 Census (Oral)
Presentation by Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-545

PL-B2. Children's Water Awareness Week, Peel Children's Water Festival 2002 - June 3 - June 9, 2002

RECOMMENDATION GC-97-2002:

Whereas both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity are essential for the maintenance of all biological activity;

And whereas human activities impact the quality and quantity of surface and groundwater;

And whereas the 2002 Peel Children's Water Festival will be held from June 3 to June 8, 2002, at Heart lake Conservation Area in the City of Brampton;

And whereas more than 5000 Peel elementary school students in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 will learn the importance of protecting, respecting and conserving water resources, the natural environment, and the Children Water's Festival, empowering them to become catalysts for positive change;

And whereas Peel Planning, Peel Health, and Peel Public Works have worked together with many community partners including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation, Peel school boards, the City of Brampton, the Ministry of the Environment, and the private sector to organize the Festival;

Therefore, be it resolved that the week of June 3 to 9, 2002 be proclaimed Children's Water Awareness Week.

Approved 2002-541


PL-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-C1. Len Mikulich, City Clerk, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 28, 2002, Providing an Information Report Regarding the City of Brampton's Formal Submission to the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Future Opportunities in Farming

Received 2002-542

PL-C2. Tina Agnello, Regional Clerk, Region of Halton, Letter dated March 28, 2002, Providing a Progress Report on Halton Inter-Regional Transit Opportunities Strategy

Received 2002-543


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Mimico Creek Spill

RECOMMENDATION GC-98-2002:

That the Commissioner of Public Works report back on the details of the Triple M spill into the Mimico Creek;

And further, that the subject report include the following:

  • impact of the spill on Lake Ontario
  • the communication process undertaken in notifying members of Council
  • costs associated with the clean-up process and the responsibility for such costs
  • method and responsibility for storing effluent
  • action taken by the Ministry of the Environment.

Approved 2002-544


Items Related to Planning - Item PL-B1 was dealt with.

PL-B1. Comparison of Previous Projections and the 2001 Census (Oral)
Presentation by Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning and Ron Jaros, Planning Manager, Long Range Planning, Research and Information

Received 2002-545

See also Resolution 2002-539


Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C3 was dealt with.

PW-C3. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee meeting (WMSC-2002-3) held April 25, 2002

2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION WM-9 -2002:

That the agenda for the April 25, 2002, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to include a presentation by Susan Amring, Director of Communications, City of Mississauga regarding the City's "Don't Be a Litter Bug" Campaign;

And further, that the Hamilton Spectator news article dated March 25, 2002 titled "Waste tested too toxic to dump" as reported by Eric McGuiness, Environmental Reporter be added to the agenda;

And further, that report item 4g be dealt with In Camera;

And further, that report item 4e titled "Clean Peel Litter Strategy" be dealt with upon receiving the City of Mississauga delegation;

And further, that the agenda for the April 25, 2002, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2002-546

3. Delegations

Additional Item

a. Susan Amring, Communications Department, City of Mississauga regarding "Don't Be a Litter Bug" Campaign of the City of Mississauga

Received 2002-547

See also Resolutions 2002-548 and 2002-549


Additional Item

Additional Funding for a Region Wide Anti-Litter Campaign

RECOMMENDATION WM-10-2002:

That the Region of Peel, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon, EcoSource Mississauga, Brampton Clean City, Citizens for a Clean Caledon and Ministry of Transportation, be invited to participate in the development of a region wide Litter Bug campaign to change resident's attitudes towards littering;

And further, that a joint report of participating agencies be presented to a future meeting of General Committee addressing a Litter Bug campaign;

And further, that staff report on the required budget for a region wide Litter Bug campaign and the need to increase funding for 2002 Community Funding program for Eco-Source Mississauga, Brampton Clean City, Citizens for a Clean Caledon;

And further, that given the Litter Bug campaign has not been identified in Area Municipal and Regional 2002 budgets, that the Area Municipal and Regional staff identify where such additional funding for a Litter Bug campaigns will be drawn;

And further, that the Town of Orangeville, the Ontario Restaurant Association (ORA) and other surrounding municipalities be invited to attend discussions regarding a Litter Bug campaign initiative.

Approved 2002-548

See also Resolutions 2002-547 and 2002-549

Item 4e. was dealt with.

e. Clean Peel Litter Strategy

Referred to Waste Management 2002-549

See also Resolutions 2002-547 and 2002-548


Additional item

Increased Curbside Litter Containers on Regional and Area Municipal Roads

RECOMMENDATION WM-11-2002:

That the Region of Peel move forward with discussions with the Area Municipalities with a view to increasing the total number of road side litter containers;

And further, that staff present a budget to increase curbside containers at 400 series highways and intersections throughout the Region.

Approved 2002-550


4. Waste Management Updates

a. 2002 Community Programs Funding for EcoSource Mississauga, Citizens for a Clean Caledon and Brampton Clean City Committee

RECOMMENDATION WM-12-2002:

That EcoSource Mississauga's 2002 funding request be approved at a maximum of $198,992, and that the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with EcoSource Mississauga under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines;

And further, that Brampton Clean City Committee receive a maximum of $46,367 in funding for 2002 and the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Brampton Clean City Committee under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines;

And further, that Citizens for a Clean Caledon receive a maximum of $14,660 in funding for 2002 and the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Citizens for a Clean Caledon under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines;

And further, that the Clean City Community Groups work with the Region of Peel on special waste diversion projects as they arise;

And further, that Ecosource Mississauga, Brampton Clean City Committee and Citizens for a Clean Caledon be requested to acknowledge Region of Peel financial support on all formal communications;

And further, that the funding be financed from the 2002 Waste Program Planning operating budget WW00100 56230;

And further, that revised Community Programs Funding Guidelines be developed on a program based principle specifically for the Public Works Department for the 2003 funding year;

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

Approved 2002-551

b. Three Bag Standard Program - Garbage Tag Pricing

RECOMMENDATION WM-13-2002:

That the user pay component for the Three Bag Standard program be delayed until the end of 2002 until further discussions are held to address outstanding concerns;

And further, that staff continue to keep statistics as they relate to the Three Bag Standard program.

Approved 2002-552

This item was reconsidered under Resolutions 2002-570 and 2002-571

c. Proposal for a GTA-Wide Medication Take-It-Back Initiative

RECOMMENDATION WM-14-2002:

That the Region of Peel not endorse the implementation of a publicly funded Take-It-Back program at this time;

And further, that the Region of Peel continue to accept pharmaceuticals at our Household Hazardous Waste Depots and Community Recycling Centres;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated April 5, 2002, titled "Proposal for A GTA-Wide Medication Take-It-Back Initiative", be distributed to the Regions of Durham, York, Halton and the City of Toronto.

Approved 2002-553

d. Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site Closure - Public Appreciation Event

RECOMMENDATION WM-15-2002:

That the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site Closure - Public Appreciation Event be supported;

And further, that the budget of $25,000 be approved for the public appreciation event.

Approved 2002-554

e. Clean Peel Litter Strategy

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-549

f. 2005 Waste Collection and Processing Contracts (Oral)
Discussion led by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2002-555


Item 4h was dealt with.

h. Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management in Response to Councillor Pat Saito's E-mail Message, dated February 5, 2002, Regarding the Three Bag Standard and Additional Recycling Containers (Oral)

Referred to Waste Management for a report 2002-556


Item 5a was dealt with.

5a. Hamilton Spectator Article, dated March 25, 2002, Regarding Failure of Reagents to Adequately Stabilize Lead and Cadmium Prior to Landfill

Referred to Waste Management Staff 2002-557


Additional Item

Yard Waste Collection delays April 22-23, 2002

Received 2002-558


5. Communications

Additional Item

a. Hamilton Spectator Article, dated March 25, 2002, regarding Failure of Reagents to Adequately Stabilize Lead and Cadmium Prior to Landfill

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-557


2. Staff Reports

a) Shoreline Algae

Referred to Public Works staff to provide copies of the memo dated May 7, 2002, titled "Shoreline Algae Clean-up" to all Regional Council members 2002-559

b) Central East (Brampton) Community Recycling Centre Construction Update for Project 99-6506

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Purchase Order Number 683 for the construction of the Central East (Brampton) Community Recycling Centre be increased by $337,110 plus applicable taxes for a total of $399,460 and that the increase be financed from the Waste Management - New Capital R1145;

And further, that Purchase Order Number 7099 for construction supervision and contract administration be increased by $47,600 plus applicable taxes for a total of $51,000 and that the increase by financed from the Waste Management - New Capital R1145;

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

Carried 2002-560

Councillor DiMarco arrived at 10:07 a.m.

c) Mapping Public Health in Peel - Discussion Notes and Evaluation

Received 2002-561


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 27-2002: A by-law to designate westbound dual left turn lanes at the intersection of Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) at the private access located 220 metres south of Eglinton 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 28-2002: A by-law to extend the existing 50 km/hr posted speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) between a point located 1190 metres south of Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) and a point located 700 metres north of Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) to 400 metres north of Regional Road 6 (Queen Street) 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 29-2002: A by-law to implement speed limits on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50), north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) 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 30-2002: A by-law to repeal By-law 4-2002, to prohibit eastbound to westbound and westbound to eastbound U-turns on Regional Road 10 (Bovaird Drive) at Mountainash Road, 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.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the by-laws listed on the May 9, 2002 Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 27-2002 to 30-2002 inclusive, 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 2002-562

See also Resolutions 2002-511 to 2002-514 inclusive


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Holly Park Meat Packers Spill (Oral)

Received 2002-563

See also Resolution 2002-489

Councillor Whitehead updated members of Council of a recent blood spill that occurred at the Holly Park Meat Packers plant located on Old Church Road near Caledon East. Approximately 50-100 gallons of blood spilled into their storm sewer system. Councillor Whitehead concluded that this has been an ongoing problem with the operator.

Councillor Whitehead conveyed his appreciation to Bill Ford, Acting Inspector, Waste and Wastewater Treatment and his team for their efficient and timely response in handling this matter.

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:14 a.m.

10. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Resolution regarding Funding of Affordable Housing

Moved by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas the solution to meeting assisted municipal housing needs is more appropriately addressed through income redistribution program rather than through bricks and mortar solutions by municipal governments;

And whereas the funding of assisted housing is more appropriately the responsibility of the Federal and Provincial levels of government;

And whereas assisted housing should not be funded through municipal property taxes;

And whereas the Region of Peel will be considering a by-law governing the provision of municipal housing project facilities to enable the Region to provide financial assistance, tax exemptions, development charge exemptions and other financial incentives for affordable housing;

And whereas the financial impact of these incentives on the Region of Peel and the area municipalities will be in the millions of dollars annually;

And whereas there is a need to address the assisted housing needs of Peel, but not in the manner contemplated by recent revisions to the Municipal Act and as reported by staff;

Now therefore be it resolved:

1. That Council direct staff to take no further action upon the preparation of a strategy to develop affordable housing in accordance with the new regulations under the Municipal Act as directed in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property, and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated August 21, 2001, titled "Amendment to Regulation Under the Municipal Act to Promote Affordable Housing."

2. That copies of this resolution be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon for their information.

To be considered at the June 13, 2002 General Committee meeting

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Commissioner of Housing report back to the June 13, 2002 General Committee meeting on the financial impact to the Region of Peel from funding assisted housing, including costs to maintain the existing program and the impact to Mississauga taxpayers;

And further, that the report use a base unit comparison of 1,000 units, similar to the reports of the area municipalities.

Carried 2002-564

See also Resolution 2002-489


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of May 2, 2002 and an additional item relating to:

  • Labour relations and employee negotiations

Carried 2002-565

Item 11-2-a was dealt with.

2. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

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

Carried 2002-566

Item 11-1-a G1 was dealt with.

G1. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

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

Carried 2002-567

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2002-568


1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2002-7) meeting held on May 2, 2002

G1. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-567

G2. In Camera Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2002-3) meeting held on April 25, 2002

4. Waste Management Updates

g. Labour relations or employee negotiations

Received 2002-569

2. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-566


Additional Item

Resolution to Reconsider the Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2002-7) meeting held on May 2, 2002

Moved by Councillor Morrison
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the minutes of the General Committee (GC-2002-7) meeting held on May 2, 2002 be reconsidered in relation to Resolution 2002-552 regarding Three Bag Standard Program - Garbage Tag Pricing.

Carried 2002-570

See also Resolutions 2002-552 and 2002-571

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the Recommendations of Resolution 2002-552 be struck out and replaced with the following:

"That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) dated April 11, 2002, titled "Three Bag Standard Program - Garbage Tag Pricing" be referred to the May 16, 2002 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting for a detailed review and further discussion."

Carried 2002-571

See also Resolutions 2002-552 and 2002-570


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That By-law 32-2002 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on May 9, 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 2002-572


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:57 a.m.


C. Gravlev
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Acting Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair