THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
February 13, 2003

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:38 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mahoney recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, C. Gyles, C. Harker, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead
   
Members Absent: C. Corbasson; S. Fennell, due to illness; M. Prentice, due to illness; P. Saito, due to vacation
   
Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; R.K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, 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; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Director of Clerk's and Regional Clerk; A. Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator

 

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) January 23, 2003, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on January 23, 2003 be approved.

Carried 2003-81


Additional Items

Policing Services in the Town of Caledon (Oral)

Received 2003-82

Councillor Seglins advised that Inspector Ken MacDonald from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment was present to address the provision of police services in the Town of Caledon. She further advised that in order to allow Council and staff time to review the paperwork submitted, the matter would be dealt with at the next General Committee meeting.


Blue Box Contents (Oral)

Received 2003-83

Councillor McCallion requested staff from the Waste Management Division to visit her home to photograph blue box litter strewn across her lawn. She advised that she will not remove the garbage until Waste by-law staff have come out to take photos of the situation and to give Regional staff a good idea what comes out of the blue boxes during garbage collection days.



4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the agenda for the February 13, 2003 Regional Council meeting be amended to add an item relating to the upcoming Board meeting on the Springdale Transportation Development Cap;


And further, that the agenda for the February 13, 2003 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2003-84


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Presenting a Cheque on Behalf of the 2002 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign to Marilyn Matthews, Campaign Manager, and Steve Hall, Public Sector Chair of the Campaign Cabinet and Executive Member of the Board of Directors, United Way of Peel Region

Received 2003-85

See also Resolution 2003-86

Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, congratulated staff for their participation in the 2002 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign and for surpassing the goal; the highest campaign drive the Region has ever undertaken. The CAO also thanked the Public Works Department staff who chaired the 2002 Peel Campaign: Elaine Gilliland, Steve Runowski and Jeff Sword, for their invaluable contributions to the campaign.

Steve Hall, Public Sector Chair of the Campaign Cabinet and Executive Member of the Board of Directors, United Way of Peel Region stated that public sector contributions were exceptional. He also recognized City of Brampton staff, City of Mississauga staff and the Peel Regional Police for their contributions and thanked all Regional staff for their participation in the 2002 campaign.


Items Related to Reports - Item 7-2b was dealt with.

7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) 2002 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign

Received 2003-86

See also Resolution 2003-85



6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Louis H. Parsons, Resident, City of Mississauga, Letter dated January 31, 2003, Seeking Consideration as a Candidate for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) Board Member Vacancy

Referred to the GTAA Nomination Ad hoc Committee for consideration 2003-87



7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-2) meeting held on February 6, 2003

Additional Item

Raising the Roof Campaign

Received 2003-88


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-23-2003:

That the agenda for the February 6, 2003 General Committee meeting be amended to withdraw In Camera Matters - Item G3 to allow time for Peel Police Services Board's approval;

And further, that the agenda for the February 6, 2003 General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2003-89


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Glenn Barnes, Chair, Members of the Transhelp Advisory Committee Regarding Transhelp's Annual Report

Received 2003-90

See also Resolution 2003-91


Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-C1 was dealt with.

HS-C1. Transhelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-24-2003:

That the Transhelp Advisory Committee 2002 Annual Report, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated January 13, 2003, titled "Transhelp Advisory Committee Annual Report", be received with thanks by General Committee of Regional Council.

Approved 2003-91

See also Resolution 2003-90

D2. Sam Stabile, Solicitor, Stabile and Partners Regarding Julsta Investments - Lot 16, Plan 43M-879, Tracey Boulevard, Regional Development Charges

RECOMMENDATION GC-25-2003:

That the matter regarding Julsta Investments be referred back to staff for further information outlining what took place prior to the agreement between Sam Stabile and D & V Plastic Inc.;

And further, that a report be brought back to the February 13, 2003 Regional Council meeting, with a recommendation for consideration.

Approved 2003-92


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH

HS-A. Health Planning

HS-A1. Public Health Recommendations from the Romanow and Kirby Reports

Received 2003-93


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. Children's Services

HS-B1. Children's Services Directly Operated Child Care Centres: High/Scope Curriculum Implementation
Presentation by Janice Graves, Manager, Directly Operated Centres on the High/Scope Implementation Process in the Region's Directly Operated Child Care Centres

Received 2003-94


HS-C. Transhelp

HS-C1. Transhelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-91

HS-C2. Transhelp Service to Passengers Unable to Communicate

RECOMMENDATION GC-26-2003:

That Regional Council reaffirm Transhelp's policy that passengers unable to communicate must travel with an escort;

And further, that Regional Council endorse the use of waivers and "passports" to allow passengers unable to communicate to travel unaccompanied, only when they are going to and from designated caregiver sites, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated December 12, 2002, titled "Transhelp Service to Passengers Unable to Communicate."

Approved 2003-95

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Legal Services

MA-A1. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Governance Changes

RECOMMENDATION GC-27-2003:

That the Federal Minister of Transport, the Honourable David Collenette and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) be advised that the Region of Peel does not support the changes to the governance structure of the GTAA and that they be requested to take immediate steps to change the governance structure to one that is acceptable to the Regional Municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area and the City of Toronto, in accordance with the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities dated July 1994;

And further, that the Region's selection process for nominees for appointment to membership in the GTAA, be commenced to select three (3) candidates for possible appointment by March 10, 2003;

And further, that efforts be made to coordinate the selection of the three candidates with the selection of candidates by the Boards of Trade and the Chamber of Commerce in Peel;

And further, that the GTAA be requested to extend the deadline for submission of nominees;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated January 29, 2003, titled "Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Governance Changes" and related communications from the Regional Chair be forwarded to area MPs for their support.

Approved 2003-96


FINANCE

MA-B. Corporate Finance

MA-B1. Delegation of Tax Ratio Setting Authority/2003 Reassessment Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-28-2003:

That the delegation of the upper-tier tax ratio setting authority under Section 310 of the Municipal Act, be approved;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council;

And further, that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing be requested to make a regulation designating the Region of Peel as a delegated municipality for 2003.

Approved 2003-97

See also Resolution 2003-125

MA-B2. Funding Options - Social Housing and Long Term Care Projects

RECOMMENDATION GC-29-2003:

That pending a future report from the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance on the viability of Provincial Opportunity Bonds as a source of long term capital funding, the following internal loans be approved:

  • Up to $13.6 million for funding the new Brampton and Mississauga Long Term Care facilities, for a period of up to twenty years at an annual rate of 5.4%. The loan will be fully open as to allow early retirement in whole or part of the outstanding principal;

  • Up to $15.1 million for the new Social Housing project - Confederation Place, for a term of ten years at an annual rate of 4.7%. The loan will be fully open as to allow early retirement in whole or part of the outstanding principal with an amortization period of thirty five years;

And further, that subject to confirmation by the Peel Living Board, the following loan be provided to Peel Living:

  • Up to $12.37 million for the new Social Housing project - Twin Pines, for a term of ten years at an annual rate of 4.7%. The loan will be fully open as to allow early retirement in whole or part of the outstanding principal with an amortization period of thirty five years;

And further, that staff be authorized to take all necessary actions to bring these recommendations into effect.

Approved 2003-98


MA-C. Internal Audit

MA-C1. Minutes of the Audit Subcommittee meeting held on January 23, 2003

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ASC-1-2003:

That the agenda for January 23, 2003 Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2003-99


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


4. REPORTS

a) KPMG Audit Planning Report and Engagement Letter

Received 2003-100

RECOMMENDATION ASC-2-2003:

That a report be brought forward to Council outlining the fiscal responsibility and accountability of the Region, and the role of the internal and external auditors and measures taken in self-monitoring.

Approved 2003-101

b) External Audit Management Letters Update

Received 2003-102

c) Region Risk Management Assessment and Internal Audit Work Plan for 2003 to 2005

Received 2003-103

d) Accounting for Water Supplied by Fire Hydrant Connection Permits (Oral)
Remarks by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Received 2003-104


5. SCHEDULE OF FUTURE MEETINGS

a) Internal Audits in Progress (Oral)
Remarks by Larry Hawes, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2003-105

RECOMMENDATION ASC-3-2003:

That a special joint meeting of the Audit Subcommittee and Emergency and Protective Services Committee be held to facilitate discussions of Internal Audit's review of Ambulance and Emergency Programs, and the Consultant's review of the Operators, in light of the upcoming decision to be made by Council regarding Ambulance Services Contracts.

Approved 2003-106


6. OTHER BUSINESS


PEOPLE, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

MA-D. Information Technology Services

MA-D1. Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Exchange with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Other Agencies

RECOMMENDATION GC-30-2003:

That the report of the Commissioners of People, Information and Technology, Planning and Public Works, dated January 20, 2003, titled "Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Exchange with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Other Agencies", be referred back to staff pending further discussion between Regional and City of Brampton staff regarding agreements for exchanging information with other levels of governments.

Approved 2003-107

See also Resolution 2003-124


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Doug Barnes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Letter dated January 14, 2003 Regarding Proposed New Drinking Water Regulation

Received 2003-108

See also Resolution 2003-122

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. Response to the Nutrient Management Act Draft Stage 2 Regulations

RECOMMENDATION GC-31-2003:

That the report of the Commissioners of Planning, Public Works, Health and the Medical Officer of Health, dated January 22, 2003, titled "Response to the Nutrient Management Act Draft Stage 2 Regulations" and its Appendix 1 be submitted to the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of the Environment for consideration;

And further, that a copy of the subject report and its Appendix 1 be sent to the Area Municipalities within Peel, the Regional Municipalities within the Greater Toronto Area, Cities of Toronto and Hamilton, Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Niagara Escarpment Commission for their information.

Approved 2003-109

See also Resolution 2003-113


PL-A2. Update of Initiatives for Securing Environmentally Sensitive and Significant Lands in Peel

Received 2003-110


PL-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-B1. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated December 30, 2002, Advising of the City of Brampton's Resolution PDD403-2002 Regarding North West Brampton Urban Boundary Review

Referred to Planning 2003-111

PL-B2. Chris Stockwell, MPP, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated January 13, 2003, Responding to the Region of Peel's Resolution 2002-1104 Regarding Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Received 2003-112

PL-B3. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 16, 2003, Advising of the Town of Caledon's Resolution W-18-2003 Regarding Nutrient Management Legislation - Stage 2 Draft Document

Received 2003-113

See also Resolution 2003-109

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Administration

PW-A1. International Year of Freshwater (2003)

RECOMMENDATION GC-32-2003:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for water production, distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, and environmental control;

And whereas the United Nations General Assembly has declared 2003 to be the International Year of Freshwater;

And whereas the International Year of Freshwater helps us to raise awareness about the importance of safe clean drinking water in the community;

And whereas the International Year of Freshwater will be an opportunity to focus on respecting and protecting freshwater;

And whereas the Peel Children's Water Festival, Public Works Week, School Outreach, and Peel Water Curriculum Resource are water related initiatives that will be taking place in 2003;

Therefore be it resolved, that the year of 2003 be declared the "International Year of Freshwater" in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2003-114


PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Steeles Avenue West Widening from Chinguacousy Road to Approximately 400 Meters (1312 ft) West of Hurontario Street, Project 02-4080 - City of Brampton, Wards 3, 4 and 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-33-2003:

That the consulting engineering firm, Stantec Consulting Limited, be retained to provide detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services for the widening of Steeles Avenue West from Chinguacousy Road to approximately 400 meters (1312 ft) west of Hurontario Street, at a total estimated cost of $609,100 (excluding GST), under Project No. 02-4080;

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

Approved 2003-115

PW-B2. Dixie Road Between Sandalwood Parkway and Countryside Drive - Streetlighting, Project 02-4245 - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-34-2003:

That funding in the amount of $150,000 be provided for the installation of streetlighting on Dixie Road, from Sandalwood Parkway to Countryside Drive, under Project 02-4245;

And further, that the necessary funds be advanced from the 1999 Development Charge Background Study Component 5300 to new Component 12827 under Project 02-4245 funded from the Roads Development Charge Reserve R3505.

Approved 2003-116

PW-B3. New Traffic Control Signals - Britannia Road and Bidwell Trail/Whitehorn Avenue, Project 03-4470 - City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-35-2003:

That funding in the amount of $100,000 be provided for the installation of traffic control signals at the intersection of Britannia Road and Bidwell Trail/Whitehorn Avenue, under Project 03-4470;

And further, that the necessary funds be provided from the 1999 Development Charge Background Study under Project 03-4470, to be funded from the Roads Development Charge Reserve R3505.

Approved 2003-117

PW-B4. Development Charges Reimbursement - Airport Road Reconstruction at Braydon Boulevard, Project 01-4035 - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-36-2003:

That the Region of Peel reimburse Metrus Development Incorporated ($500,000) and Mattamy Development Company ($500,000) for a total of $1,000,000, for the reconstruction and widening of Airport Road at the Braydon Boulevard intersection in accordance with the executed subdivision agreements 21T- 98004B and 21T- 92025;

And further, that funding be provided from Capital Budget Item 01-4035;

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

Approved 2003-118


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. Proposed Waste Management System for 2005 Through 2012

RECOMMENDATION GC-37-2003:

That single stream collection of recyclables be implemented effective May 1, 2005, or earlier if feasible;

And further, that effective May 1, 2005, or earlier if feasible, weekly co-collection of kitchen organics and single stream recyclables, biweekly yard waste collection from July through to September, weekly yard waste collection during the peak seasons (April through June and October through November), and weekly garbage collection be implemented in Brampton and Mississauga;

And further, that effective May 1, 2005, or earlier if feasible, weekly co-collection of kitchen organics and single stream recyclables, and for settlement areas only, biweekly yard waste collection from April through November be implemented in the Town of Caledon;

And further, that staff report back with the costs and benefits of weekly versus biweekly garbage collection in the Town of Caledon effective May 1, 2005;

And further, that a single stream recycling material recovery facility (MRF) be constructed in the Region of Peel, capable of processing approximately 130,000 tonnes per year;

And further, that a waste transfer station to transfer approximately 60,000 tonnes per year of garbage and MRF residue, and approximately 70,000 tonnes per year of yard waste and kitchen organics be constructed in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2003-119

PW-C2. Region Wide Organics Program Recommendation for the Expansion of the Caledon Peel Organics Composting Facility

RECOMMENDATION GC-38-2003:

That a kitchen organics curbside collection program for Brampton and Mississauga be implemented effective May 1, 2005, or earlier if feasible;

And further, that the Caledon-Peel Organics Composting Facility be expanded to process 60,000 tonnes of organic material annually subject to:

1. This proposal being presented to the Town of Caledon Council for their information.

2. An area specific Community meeting be held to obtain public input.

And further, that financing then be provided from Capitol Project No. 03-6300 Region-wide Organics Program in the amount of $10,735,000;

And further, that staff then be authorized to execute an agreement with the Town of Caledon for the use of the lands adjacent to the Caledon Landfill;

And further, that staff then obtain the necessary permits and environmental approvals required for the expansion;

And further, that staff then prepare and award the required tender documents to allow for the construction of the facility in 2003 following standard Regional purchasing policy, and with the provision the certain components of that plant must be supplied from specific vendors;

And further, that the Purchasing Manager then enter into direct negotiations with specified suppliers; and award upon successful negotiations the purchases of composting equipment, rolled concrete, the Erin Starscreen 400, and the Norton Hurrikan;

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

Approved 2003-120


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated January 22, 2003, Providing an Update on the Stewardship Ontario Draft Blue Box Plan

Received 2003-121


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Resolution Regarding the Safe Drinking Water Act

RECOMMENDATION GC-39-2003:

Whereas:

a) Regional Council has considered two joint reports of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, the Commissioner of Health, the Medical Officer of Health and the Commissioner of Public Works, dated December 19, 2002 on the subject of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 (the "Act");

b) In Resolution 2002-323, Regional Council strongly urged the Province of Ontario to release without further delay its proposal for a Provincial Water Management Strategy leading to a Provincial Water Policy for the protection of surface and groundwater resources;

c) The Act does not deal with the protection of water sources and no Provincial Water Management Strategy has been released;

d) The Ministry of the Environment is responsible under the Act for administering various approval processes which have a direct impact upon the cost and effectiveness of the operation of municipal drinking water systems, but is experiencing general difficulty discharging its approval functions in a timely and effective manner;

e) The Act introduces a high degree of regulation, including requirements for Provincial approvals to govern municipal drinking water systems and provides for the enforcement of the new regulatory regime through the creation of potentially extraordinary levels of fines and imprisonment for breaches of the Act;

f) The Act imposes upon municipalities the potential responsibility for the remediation of failing non-municipal drinking water systems;

Now therefore be it resolved that,

1. Regional Council reiterates its request that the Province of Ontario proceed without delay with the release of a Provincial Water Management Strategy leading to a Provincial Water Policy for the protection of ground and surface water resources, as called for in the Report of the Walkerton Inquiry.

2. The Ministry of the Environment is requested to simplify and expedite the approval issuance process, including permitting municipalities like the Region of Peel which have the ability either through the expertise of their staff or through their ability to retain expertise from the private sector, to manage their own program for the issuance of approvals required under the Act, thereby freeing up resources of the Ministry of the Environment to deal with approvals required by other municipalities.

3. The Attorney General and the Minister of the Environment be requested to ensure that in the course of the enforcement of the Act Provincial staff exercise considerable restraint in laying charges and seeking penalties resulting from technical breaches of the Act from which no drinking water health hazard could have resulted.

4. Regional Council objects to Section 110 of the Act and related provisions which authorize a Director under the Act to effectively impose upon the Region the burden of dealing with failing non-municipal water systems.

5. The responsibility for the maintenance and repair of non-municipal water systems remain the responsibility of the owner or operator of such systems in the first instance, and of the Province of Ontario as the responsible regulatory authority in the event of a default by the owner or operator.

Approved 2003-122

See also Resolution 2003-108


2. Staff Reports

a) 2002 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-86


Additional Item

Caledon Aggregate Resource Policies Settlement Discussion (Oral)

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That a legal representative from the Region of Peel attend all future multi-party settlement discussion meetings.

Carried 2003-123


b) Geographic Information System (GIS) Data Exchange with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Other Agencies

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) for the exchange of Geographic Information System (GIS) data sets in accordance with the principles described in the report of the Commissioners of People, Information and Technology, Planning and Public Works titled "GIS Data Exchange with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Other Agencies" dated January 20, 2003;

And further, that the Director, IT Services, be authorized to expand the agreement to include additional datasets, if of benefit to the Region and at no cost to the Region;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate agreements with other provincial ministries, municipalities, public sector agencies or utilities, provided that the benefit to the Region shall be at no cost and subject to the form of such agreements being acceptable to the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that where the data to be shared includes data owned by other agencies, including Peel area municipalities, that the Director, IT Services seek and obtain formal agreement from the agency owning the data, before any data sharing agreement is confirmed;

And further, that the Director, IT Services, be authorized to execute the necessary agreements.

Carried 2003-124

See also Resolution 2003-107


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 7-2003: A by-law to delegate to the Council of each area municipality the authority to pass a by-law establishing tax ratios and setting out a method by which the portion of Regional levies that will be raised in each area municipality can be determined.

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 7-2003, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the corporate seal be affixed.

Carried 2003-125

See also Resolution 2003-97


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding Support for the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues Final Report

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Gyles;

Whereas the Regional Municipality of Peel is committed to strengthening relationships will all levels of government;

Whereas the Regional Municipality of Peel made a written submission to the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues in December 2001;

Whereas the Regional Municipality of Peel responded to the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues interim report in August 2002;

Whereas the Task Force's final report "Canada's Urban Strategy a Blueprint for Action" November 2002, recognizes areas of concern to municipalities;

Whereas the report recommends a designated Minister be given the responsibility to coordinate the Government of Canada's efforts in urban regions and to provide a "voice" for urban regions in Cabinet;

Whereas the report recommends the creation of three national programs (Affordable Housing, Transit/Transportation, and Sustainable Infrastructure); and

Whereas the report also includes recommendations concerning the need for partnerships amongst all levels of government, long term, sustainable funding and flexibility in administering new and existing programs related to these areas;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Municipality of Peel supports the Task Forces' recommendations concerning the need to invest in and implement new programs to assist municipalities in strategically building strong communities;

And further, that to ensure sustainable funding for municipalities over the long-term the federal government share a portion of its tax revenues (e.g. gas tax) with municipalities as dedicated revenues to be used for specific purposes, such as transportation infrastructure, including roads and transit;

And further, that Peel's area municipalities be requested to send a similar motion to the Federal government in support of the work of the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues;

And further, that this resolution be forwarded to the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada; John Manley, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister; Allan Rock, Minister of Industry; Judy Sgro MP and Chair of the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues; Peel MPs; Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Carried 2003-126


Additional Item

Upcoming Board Hearing on the Springdale Transportation Development Cap (Oral)

Received 2003-127


10. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Councillor Seglins Motion Regarding Police Services in the Town of Caledon

Moved by Councillor Seglins;

Whereas police services in the Town of Caledon have been provided by the Ontario Provincial Police since the Town's inception approximately 30 years ago;

And whereas this arrangement has proved to be beneficial to the Town of Caledon as it has provided effective and cost efficient policing to the citizens of Caledon for over three decades. It is an arrangement which was specifically acknowledged in the hybrid policing amendments to the Police Services Act enacted by the Provincial Legislature in June 2001;

And whereas the Council for the Town of Caledon has historically established local policies with respect to police services in Caledon, determined the objectives and priorities for police services in Caledon, reviewed the performance of the Ontario provincial Police in providing police services in Caledon, monitored the performance of the
Detachment Commander, and received reports from him on a regular basis, and it is therefore, in the public interest that Caledon Council continue such oversight;

Therefore be it resolved that:

1. The Regional Municipality of Peel supports oversight of the Ontario Provincial Police services in the Town of Caledon by the Town of Caledon.

2. The Regional Municipality of Peel supports Caledon's request to the provincial government for an amendment to the Police Services Act creating a Caledon Police Services Board.

3. The Agreement between the Regional Municipality of Peel, the Province of Ontario and the Town of Caledon for Ontario provincial Police services in Caledon should be amended to specifically acknowledge and confirm and implement Caledon's oversight of Ontario Provincial Police services in Caledon.

To be considered at the February 27, 2003 General Committee Meeting


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-2) meeting held on February 6, 2003

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-40-2003:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant enter into a Lease Agreement with The Corporation of the City of Brampton as Landlord, for 2,794 square feet (259.57 square metres) of space in Suite 305 at 150 Central Park Drive, City of Brampton;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Agreement (approximately $50,000) be provided from Cost Center NH00015 and recovered from the ultimate Regional department who will be occupying this space;

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 2003-128

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-41-2003:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 18, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 5 and 9 on draft reference plan 02-B4378 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc., be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation;

And further, that compliance with the procedures governing the sale and disposition of real property by the Regional Corporation are expressly waived pursuant to By-law No. 23-95, Section 11, in connection with the sale of the lands described as Part of Lot 18, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 5 and 9 on draft reference plan 02-B4378 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc.

Approved 2003-129

RECOMMENDATION GC-42-2003:

That the Agreement of Purchase and Sale from Ormeau Developments Limited for the sale of lands described as Part of Lot 18, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 5 and 9 on draft reference plan 02-B4378 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the sale price of $465,000.00, be accepted by the Regional Corporation;

And further, that notice of the proposed sale will be given by the posting of a Public Notice from January 30, 2003 to February 13, 2003 inclusive in the lobby of Regional Headquarters at 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, Ontario, as designated by the Regional Clerk;

And further, that the funds from the sale be deposited into Public Works Project Number 01-4830;

And further, that the costs related to the transaction (legal, survey and consultants) be provided from Public Works Project Number 01-4830;

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

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction, including the execution of all Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.

Approved 2003-130

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

Moved by Councillor Cobasson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That an Agreement to Lease and/or Lease between The Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant and 151516 Canada Inc. as Landlord for approximately 2,000 square feet (185.8 square metres) of space at 30-70 Bristol Road East, City of Mississauga, on the terms outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living dated January 20, 2003 and titled "Proposed Agreement to Lease For the New Hurontario Community Police Station in the Sandalwood Square Shopping Centre Located at 30-70 Bristol Road East, City of Mississauga - Ward 5", be entered into and executed upon production of a written Agreement to Lease and/or Lease satisfactory to the Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Regional Police and the Office of the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Agreement to Lease and/or Lease be provided from Cost Centre PA20200;

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

And further, that this approval be subject to Peel Police Services Board approval.

Carried 2003-131

G4. The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Referred to the February 13, 2003 Regional Council Meeting 2003-132

See also Resolution 2003-133


2. Staff Reports

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

Referred to the February 27, 2003 General Committee Meeting 2003-133

See also Resolution 2003-132

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

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That, in accordance with Council policy, that the claim for a $45,098.79 development charge refund be denied.

Carried 2003-134


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That By-law 8-2003 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on February 13, 2003, 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 2003-135


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:47 a.m.




C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair