THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

SPECIAL MEETING

January 10, 2002

PURPOSE: To deliberate the Region of Peel's 2002 Business Plan - Current and Capital Budgets

Regional Chair Kolb called the special meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:37 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Members: R. Begley, 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¨, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice¨, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair,
R. Whitehead*
Members Absent: S. Fennell, due to vacation; K. Mahoney, due to a personal matter; P. Saito, due to illness
Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works;
N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health;
L. Conde, Legislative Co-ordinator

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Chair Kolb declared a conflict of interest with regard to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget as a family member is employed with the Peel Regional Police. He therefore refrained from any discussion and voting thereon.

Councillor McCallion declared a conflict of interest with regard to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget as a family member is employed with the Peel Regional Police. She therefore refrained from any discussion and voting thereon.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES



4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the issue of Waste Collection be added to the agenda;

And further, that the agenda for the January 10, 2002 Special Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2002-1


Councillor Bissell arrived at 9:40 a.m.


Additional Item

Waste Collection over the Recent Holiday Season

Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works advised that the contractor for waste collection will be attending the General Committee meeting on Thursday, January 17, 2002 to answer all questions related to recent problems associated with waste collection.


Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:50 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/STAFF PRESENTATIONS

PROGRAM REVIEWS

a) Utility Rate Programs
Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and JosephPennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

Received 2002-2

See also Resolution 2002-4


Communications on Water Rate Increase

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That communications to households on the water rate increase include comparison data on water rates in other Greater Toronto Area municipalities;

And further, that similar information be provided to businesses on industrial/commercial water costs in the Greater Toronto Area municipalities.

Carried 2002-3

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:30 a.m.

Item 7.a) was dealt with.

7. REPORTS

Staff Reports

a) 2002 Utility Rate Supported (Water and Wastewater) Current Budget

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the 2002 Water Current Budget be approved at a total expenditure of $67,046,065 and a net expenditure of $65,215,125;

And further that the 2002 Water rate be increased by 3%, effective April 1, 2002 to $1.85 per 1,000 gallons ($4.0784 per 10 cubic metres);

And further, that the 2002 Wastewater Current Budget be approved at a total expenditure of $68,449,061 and a net expenditure of $67,528,250;

And further, that the 2002 Wastewater rate be held constant at $2.20 per 1,000 gallons ($4.8393 per 10 cubic metres).

Carried 2002-4

See also Resolution 2002-2

b)Capital Budget
Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

Received 2002-5


Road Weather Information System

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the Road Weather Information System capital project be listed as "pending" until the detailed Winter Maintenance Study for the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon is completed.

Carried 2002-6

Item 7.b) was dealt with.

b) 2002 Capital Budget and 2003 to 2011 Capital Forecast Approval

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the 2002 Capital Budget for Property Tax and Utility Rate Supported Programs totaling $438,919,000 as outlined in Appendix A of the report from the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated January 3, 2002, titled "2002 Capital Budget and 2003 to 2011 Capital Forecast Approval" and the detailed program schedules, be approved and projects identified with an "A" for approved funding status be authorized to proceed in accordance with the Financial Control By-law;

And further, that the consolidated 10 Year Capital Forecast totaling $2,220,123,000, as summarized in Appendix B of the subject report, be approved in principle for planning purposes.

Carried 2002-7

See also Resolution 2002-5

Item 7.c) was dealt with.

c) 2002 to 2011 Capital Program Planning and Public Works Issues

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the following capital projects contained in the 2002 Planning and Public Works Capital Budgets be approved:

  • #02-7509 Long Range Studies $100,000

  • #02-4300 Transportation Studies $900,000
  • And further, that the following capital projects contained in the 2002 Planning and Public Works Capital Budgets be deferred to the next Budget meeting:

  • #02-7511 Long Range Transportation Studies $300,000

  • #01-4305 Area Specific Transportation Analyses $800,000
  • Carried 2002-8

    Council recessed at 12:37 p.m.
    Council reconvened at 1:22 p.m.


    ROLL CALL

    Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell*, G. Carlson¨, C. Corbasson F. Dale, S. DiMarco, C. Harker*,
    E. Kolb, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin¨, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice¨,
    P. Saito, C. Seglins, I, Sinclair, R. Whitehead
    Members Absent: S. Fennell, due to vacation; C. Gyles, N. Iannicca, K. Mahoney, due to a personal matter; P. Saito, due to illness


    c) 2002 Operating Budget Overview
    Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

    Received 2002-9

    Councillor Bissell arrived at 1:28 p.m.
    Councillor Harker arrived at 1:29 p.m.
    Councillor Carlson departed at 2:20 p.m.


    d) Roads

    Received 2002-10

    Damian Albanase, Director, Engineering and Construction, Public Works presented an overview on the 2002 Roads Current Program.


    e) Waste Management

    Received 2002-11

    Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management presented an overview on the 2002 Waste Management Current Program.

    Councillor Prentice departed at 2:35 p.m.


    Additional Item

    Grass Clippings Ban from Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program

    Moved by Councillor McCallion,
    Seconded by Councillor Begley;

    That Resolution 2000-791 approved on July 13, 2001, be amended to read:

    "That grass clippings be banned from the Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program effective April 1, 2003;

    And further, that staff utilize a dedicated communication strategy to inform the general public of the effective date of the grass ban;

    And further, that additional funding in the amount of $1,000,000 be provided to Cost Centre WW70000 from reserve (R0015) for collection and processing costs in 2002;

    And further, that staff consider a pilot project for the grass ban and report back in that regard."

    Approved by 2/3 vote 2002-12

    f) Planning

    Received 2002-13

    Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning presented an overview of Planning 2002 Business Plan


    Additional Item

    2002 Business Plan Public Health and Long Term Care
    Presentation by Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health

    Received 2002-14

    Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health and Dr. David McKeown, Medical Director of Health presented an overview on 2002 Public Health & Long Term Care Business Plan.

    Councillor Mullin departed at 3:14 p.m.

    Public Health Service Delivery Plan

    Moved by Councillor Miles,
    Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

    That the report and presentation of the Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health dated November 6, 2002, titled "Public Health, A Three-Year Service Delivery Plan" be brought forward to the January 17, 2002 Special General Committee Meeting.

    Carried 2002-15


    6. COMMUNICATIONS


    7. REPORTS

    Special General Committee
    SGC-2001-12 - Special General Committee Minutes, Meeting held December 13, 2001

    A. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


    B. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    RECOMMENDATION GC-215-2001:

    That the agenda for the December 13, 2001, Special General Committee meeting be approved.

    Approved 2002-16

    C. 2002 CAPITAL BUDGET REVIEWS

    Overview
    Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

    Received 2002-17

    Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer presented an overview of the 2002 Capital Budget and 2002-2011 Capital Forecast. He advised that Regional and Area Municipal staff had met regularly on Capital Budget issues and that the presentation reflected significant coordination among the four municipalities.

    Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance presented an overview of the 2002 Capital Budget and 2002-2011 Capital Forecast, noting that this represents 2.2 billion. The forecast is for 4% of that 2.2 billion to be financed through internal borrowing. He advised that a water rate increase would be needed in 2002. Further details on this will be provided at the January 10, 2002 Special Regional Council meeting.

    Councillor Prentice requested information on projections for Capital Budget requirements for the 2003 Budget year.

    Item D.1. was dealt with.

    D. REPORTS

    1. 2002 Capital Budget and 2003 to 2011 Capital Forecast

    Received 2002-18

    Public Works
    Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

    Received 2002-19

    Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works provided an overview of the Public Works Capital Projects, as well as information on staffing and major budget drivers.

    Water and Wastewater
    Presentation by Mark Schiller, Director, Water and Wastewater

    Received 2002-20

    Mark Schiller, Director, Water and Wastewater presented an overview of Water and Wastewater 2002 Capital Budget Highlights as well as 2002-2001 Capital Program Highlights including priorities and future challenges.

    Councillor Sinclair requested a graphic of current statistics on population growth in Peel as compared with previous assumptions of future growth in years past.

    Roads
    Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director of Engineering and Construction

    Received 2002-21

    Damian Albanese, Director of Engineering and Construction presented an overview of the Roads Division Capital Budget for 2002-2011, including upcoming projects for road construction, intersection improvements and pavement management.

    Councillor McCallion requested data on why Capital Roads projects are currently needed, concerned that we are accelerating development.

    RECOMMENDATION GC-216-2001:

    That staff investigate making the centre lane on Britannia Road from Queen Street to the Credit River Bridge a reversible lane, specifically an eastbound left turn lane in the morning and a westbound left turn lane in the afternoon, to alleviate traffic;

    And further, that staff consult with Mayor McCallion and Councillor Carlson in this regard.

    Approved 2002-22

    RECOMMENDATION GC-217-2001:

    That staff provide a breakdown of all future transportation studies being proposed in the 2002 budget.

    Approved 2002-23

    Councillor Prentice requested that the budget material provided to Councillors be amended to reflect all studies being done within the 2002 Capital Roads Budget within the 4 million, ten thousand dollar figure listed on page 1 from "Transportation Studies".

    Waste Management
    Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

    Received 2002-24

    Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management presented Members of Council an overview of the Waste Management Section of the 2002-2011 Capital Budget and Forecast.

    Councillor Mullin requested that staff investigate whether a full environmental assessment was completed on the Caledon Sanitary Landfill site. She further requested staff to provide a cost comparison of the Caledon process, landfill to the United States and incineration.

    Item 4.i) Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was dealt with.

    i)Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
    Presentation by Rae Horst, General Manager

    Received2002-25

    Item 4.ii) Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) was dealt with.

    ii)Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
    Presentation by Craig Mather, Chief Administrative Officer

    Received 2002-26

    Councillor Whitehead requested that the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) be invited to a future meeting to discuss water quality issues.

    Regional Chair Kolb requested that TRCA and CVC staff look at ways of sharing staffing resources specifically in relation to water management studies before the Region's operating budget is approved.

    4. (i) Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
    Presentation by Rae Horst, General Manager

    This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-25

    (ii) Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
    Presentation by Craig Mather, Chief Administrative Officer

    This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-26

    Housing and Property
    Presentation by Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property

    Received 2002-27

    Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property presented an overview of the 2002-2011 Capital Budget and Forecast for the Housing and Property Department.

    Councillor Mullin requested that staff incorporate information on funding for housing programs in Quebec into a strategy to improve awareness of funding issues for housing programs in Peel.

    RECOMMENDATION GC-218-2001:

    That information on anticipated capital needs for the present Region of Peel housing stock be brought forward at the next budget meeting.

    Approved 2002-28

    Property Services
    Presentation by Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property

    Received 2002-29

    K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer presented an overview on the 2002-2011 Property Services Capital Plan.

    Additional Item

    Proposed Joint Use Facility Peel Regional Police (PRP) 21 Division/Regional Head Quarters
    Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer

    Received 2002-30

    Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer advised that staff would present a more in depth report on Proposed Joint Use Facility Peel Regional Police (PRP) 21 Division/Regional Headquarters early in 2002.

    RECOMMENDATION GC-219-2001:

    That the report on the proposed joint use facility be brought back to Council with current full values included.

    Approved 2002-31

    RECOMMENDATION GC-220-2001:

    That a report be brought forward on the status and financial commitments of all leases currently held by the Region, including information on the services currently provided in leased space by the Region;

    And further, that information on the criteria for Peel Regional Police 21 Division remaining in the same geographic area it is located in currently be included.

    Approved 2002-32

    A quorum of voting members was lost and in accordance with Section III 4(f) of the Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, General Committee continued to receive submissions from staff.

    Long Term Care and Social Services
    Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer

    Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer presented an overview of the 2002-2011 Long Term Care Capital Plan and with specific attention to the Region's two facilities currently under development. He also highlighted the 2002-2011 Social Services Capital Plan, including Children's Services and Transhelp.

    Transhelp

    Councillor McCallion requested further information on Transhelp growth-related Capital projects.

    Ambulance
    Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer

    Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer provided a brief overview of capital requirement for the Ambulance program for 2002, and the 2002-2011 Capital Plan.

    Planning
    Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer

    Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer provided a brief overview of the 2002-2011 Planning Capital Plan.

    Councillor McCallion requested further information on the need for proposed transit studies in light of work previously done by the now disbanded Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB).

    GO Transit
    Presentation by Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

    Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance presented an overview of the 2002-2011 Provincial Transportation Plan, the GO Transit Capital Expansion Plan and highlighted funding risks regarding GO Transit, specifically long term planning by Council.

    Conservation Authorities
    Presentation by Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

    Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance provided a brief overview of staff discussions with the Conservation Authorities regarding CVC 2002-2011 Capital Plan.

    Hospitals

    Joseph Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance advised that staff will bring forward a report in January 2002 on Capital Funding for Hospitals in the Region of Peel.

    Public Health, A Three - Year Service Delivery Plan

    Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health advised that he and Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health are available to meet with Councillors on an individual basis regarding the items discussed in the report.

    Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer suggested that this item be dealt with at the January 17, 2002 Special General Committee meeting.

    D. REPORTS

    1. 2002 Capital Budget and 2003 to 2011 Capital Forecast

    This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-18


    E. COMMUNICATIONS


    Staff Reports

    a) 2002 Utility Rate Supported (Water and Wastewater) Current Budget

    This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-4

    See also Resolution 2002-2

    b) 2002 Capital Budget and 2003 to 2011 Capital Forecast Approval

    This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-7

    See also Resolution 2002-5

    c) 2002 to 2011 Capital Program Planning and Public Works Issues

    This item was dealt with under Resolution 2002-8

    See also Resolution 2002-9


    8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


    9. OTHER BUSINESS


    10. NOTICES OF MOTION


    11. IN CAMERA MATTERS


    12. BY-LAW CONFIRMING THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

    Moved by Councillor Morrison,
    Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

    That By-law 3-2002 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its special meeting held on January 10, 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 2002-33


    13.ADJOURNMENT

    The meeting adjourned at 3:39 p.m.

    B. Zeran   E. Kolb

    Regional Clerk

     

    Regional Chair