THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 6, 2003

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Miles recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, C. Gyles, C. Harker, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Palleschi*, M. Prentice, P. Saito, C. Seglins¨, I. Sinclair
   
Members Absent: S. DiMarco, due to vacation; P. Mullin, due to vacation; R. Whitehead, due to other municipal business
   
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; C. Clark, Acting 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; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator

 

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 13, 2003, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 13, 2003 be approved.

Carried 2003-136

 

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the consolidated agenda for the March 6, 2003 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an In Camera Matter relating to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Regional employees;

And further, that the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on February 27, 2003 be amended to reflect that Councillor Dale's departure after the lunch recess was due to other municipal business;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the March 6, 2003 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2003-137


Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:39 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:49 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Marvin Rubenstein, P. Eng, Associate, IBI Group Presenting Findings of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Operator Review

Received 2003-138

Councillor Miles congratulated the Region of Peel's two independent land ambulance operators, Superior Emergency Medical Services and Dufferin-Caledon Ambulance Services, and R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and his Ambulance and Emergency Staff, for the positive results of the EMS Operator Review.


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-3) meeting held on February 27, 2003

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Bissell declared a conflict of interest with respect to Item PW-C1 regarding the Appointment of By-law Enforcement Officers as a member of her family is employed as a By-law Enforcement Officer. She therefore refrained from discussion and voting thereon.


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-43-2003:

That the consolidated agenda for the February 27, 2003, General Committee meeting be amended to include a motion from Councillor Prentice requesting Regional staff participation at the March 26, 2003 Ontario Municipal Board Hearing which will be dealing with the appeal of a Committee of Adjustment decision and conditions;

And further, that the consolidated agenda be amended to include an additional item under In Camera Matters relating to the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the February 27, 2003, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2003-139


Additional Item

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

Received 2003-140

 

D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, CAO, Region of Peel Presenting the Government Finance Officers Association Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the year ending December 31, 2001 to Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, Dave Bingham, Director, Financial Services, Monique Hynes, Manager, Accounting Services and Mike Grey, Financial Analyst

Received 2003-141

D2. Joe McReynolds, Chair; Steve Isaak, Executive Director and Scott McLeod, Director of Planning, Halton-Peel District Health Council Presenting the Highlights of the Regional Hospital Infrastructure Plan for Halton and Peel

Received 2003-142

See also Resolution 2003-213


Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-A1 was dealt with.

HS-A1. West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Plan 2003
Presentation by Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-44-2003:

That Regional Council approve the Region of Peel West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Plan 2003, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health, dated February 27, 2003, titled "West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Plan 2003";

And further, that the 2003 approved operating budget for West Nile Virus be amended by increasing it from $500,000 to $2,697,460, with a potential net impact of $1,098,730;

And further, that negotiations continue with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for funding and any shortfall be financed through existing mechanisms as set out in the Financial Control By-laws;

And further, that a letter from the Medical Officer of Health be sent to all property owners in the Region of Peel outlining the measures that they should take to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus and explaining the Region of Peel's West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Plan and requesting their participation in this program;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health distribute a separate request to all golf courses in the Region of Peel to outline their specific responsibilities and the actions that they are to take with respect to the control of the spread of West Nile Virus;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health present the West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Plan to the Councils of the area municipalities.

Approved 2003-143

D3. Blair Webster, Chair of the Peel Heart Health Network and Executive Director of the Mississauga Sports Council and Raquel Marziali, Member of the Executive Committee of the Peel Heart Health Network and Director of the Multicultural Interagency of Peel (MIAG) Regarding Heart Health Funding Renewal by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Received 2003-144

See also Resolution 2003-145


Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-B1 was dealt with.

HS-B1. Heart Health Funding Renewal by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Received 2003-145

See also Resolution 2003-144


D4. Edwin Newton, President and Owner of Nadeco Limited Regarding the Return of Nadeco's $150,000 Tender Deposit Cheque, North Brampton Reservoir Expansion, Project Number 00-1950

Withdrawn 2003-146

 

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH

HS-A. Environmental Health

HS-A1. West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Plan 2003
Presentation by Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-143


HS-B. Healthy Lifestyles

HS-B1. Heart Health Funding Renewal by Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-145

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Administration

PL-A1. Minutes of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting (IMPSC-2003-1) held on February 13, 2003

A quorum of voting members was not present within 30 minutes after the appointed time as published, and in accordance with section III-4(c.) of the Region's Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended by By-law 61-2001, the meeting stood adjourned. Pursuant with Section III-4(f.) of the subject By-law, the Committee continued to receive submissions for information and subject to Section iii-4(e) the items of business listed on the agenda as published, and which were not dealt with, shall be placed on the agenda of the General Committee meeting to be held on February 27, 2003.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

The agenda for the February 13, 2003, Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting be amended to include an update on the Smart Growth Workshop held on February 6, 2003 by Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning.


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


4. REPORTS

a) Status Report on the Regional Official Plan Stategic Update (ROPSU)

See also Resolution 2003-149

b) Report of the Peer Review Consultant on Population, Household, and Employment Forecasts

See also Resolution 2003-148

5. COMMUNICATIONS


6. IN CAMERA MATTERS


7. NEXT MEETING


8. OTHER BUSINESS


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Peel Federation of Agriculture Study Funding Request

RECOMMENDATION GC-45-2003:

That the request from the Peel Federation of Agriculture to provide $3,745 (including GST) to help fund the statistical update of the Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Economic Impact Study as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated February 10, 2003, titled "Peel Federation of Agriculture Study Funding Request" be approved;

And further, that the funds be allocated from Capital Project 02-7509, Long Range Studies;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be sent to the Area Municipalities within Peel, Regional Municipalities within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), City of Toronto and Peel Federation of Agriculture for their information.

Approved 2003-147

PL-B2. Report of the Peer Review Consultant on Population, Household, and Employment Forecasts

RECOMMENDATION GC-46-2003:

That the Area Municipal and Regional population, household and employment forecasts presented in Tables 1, 2 and 3 of the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated January 26, 2003, titled "Report of the Peer Review Consultant on Population, Household, and Employment Forecasts" be used for the purpose of the current Regional Development Charges By-law Review and as input into the Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU) process;

And further, that staff issue a Notice of Public Meeting for Regional Official Plan Amendment 8, in Appendix II of the subject report, concerning a change to the Regional Official Plan, Table 1: Population and Employment Forecasts for Peel to update 2001, 2011, and 2021 Regional and area municipal population and employment forecasts contained in the Regional Official Plan;

And further, that Figure 4 of the Regional Official Plan: Population and Employment Growth in Peel Region be amended as set out in Appendix IV of the noted report;

And further, that staff investigate the potential of an increased rate of growth in Peel and report back to Council as part of the Regional Official Plan Strategic Update.

Approved 2003-148

PL-B3. Status Report on the Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU)

Received 2003-149

PL-B4. Minutes of the Public Meeting on the Proposed Official Plan Amendment (OPA) Number 7 to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) held on February 19, 2003

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 7:37 p.m. in the Caledon Community Complex, 6215 Old Church Road, Caledon East. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.


3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

The Legislative Co-ordinator stated that the Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17, subsections (15) and (17) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, by publication in the following news media:

Caledon Citizen - January 29, 2003
Caledon Enterprise - January 29, 2003
Mississauga News - January 26, 2003
Brampton Guardian - January 26, 2003


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of Official Plan Amendment Number 7, that he/she should give their full name, address, and postal code in writing to the Legislative Coordinator prior to leaving the meeting. A Further Notice Request form was available for signing at the registration desk.


5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

Chair Kolb called upon Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning to provide introductory comments on the proposed amendment.

a) Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning
Introductory Comments

Received 2003-150


b) Andrea Warren, Principal Planner, Planning Policy and Research

Overview of proposed Official Plan Amendment Number 7

  • The purpose is to amend the Region of Peel Official Plan to bring it into conformity with the Provincial Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (Ontario Regulation 140/02) as required by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001.

  • The Provincial deadline for Regional Council to adopt the required amendment is April 22, 2003. The lands subject to Amendment Number 7 are all those lands located in the Regional Municipality of Peel that are subject to the Provincial Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.

Received 2003-151


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

i) Nick DeBoer, Vice President, Peel Federation of Agriculture

Received 2003-152

ii) Dave Matson

Received 2003-153

iii) Richard Whitehead, Town of Caledon Councillor and Regional Councillor

Received 2003-154

iv) Mr. Jim Hicks

Received 2003-155

(v) Mr. Jim Payne

Received 2003-156


(vi) Mr. Gary Matchett, Mount Pleasant and Old Church Road

Received 2003-157

(vii) Fred Kolb

Received 2003-158


b) Written Submissions

i) Irene & Valter Specogna, letter dated January 31, 2003, suggesting that since the Oak Ridges Moraine Act was passed by the Government, it should also provide assistance to those in the areas affected by the Act to allow them to support the conservation of the environment. It further states that the restrictions placed on the residents and property are punitive, or can be perceived as such, and there needs to be some give and take to be fair to all.

Received 2003-159


7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING


PL-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-C1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 10, 2003, Supporting the National Round Table on Environment and Economy's (NRTEE) Report on a National Strategy for Brownfields Redevelopment, titled "Cleaning up the Past, Building for the Future"

Received 2003-160

PL-C2. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 11, 2003, Expressing Their Concerns about the Province's Nutrient Management Policy in Regards to the Proposal to Have Municipalities Take Over the Management of Raw Septage (Receipt recommended)

Received 2003-161

PL-C3. Neil H. Rodgers, President, Urban Development Institute/Ontario (UDI/Ontario), Letter dated February 10, 2003, Requesting Support of the Recommendations Contained in UDI/Ontario's Report, titled "Investing for Tomorrow: Moving Forward with Smart Growth in Central Ontario"

Referred to Planning 2003-162

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East), East of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-47-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Ward 10, on the south side of Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) to provide a right in/right out access to the proposed commercial/industrial development (1280980 Ontario Inc., Engineering file D-1070460S, site plan SP02-056B).

Approved 2003-163

PW-A2. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 5 (Derry Road), West of McLaughlin Road - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-48-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Mississauga, Ward 5, on the north side of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) to provide a partial moves (left in, right in/right out) access to the proposed commercial development (Derry McLaughlin Development Corporation, Engineering file D-05117N, site plan SP00-481).

Approved 2003-164


PW-A3. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), North of Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) - City of Brampton, Wards 10 and 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-49-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Wards 10 and 11, on the west side of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) to provide three (3) right in/right out accesses to the proposed commercial/industrial development (Hopewell Development Corporation, Engineering file D-07105W).

Approved 2003-165

PW-A4. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 107 (Bovaird Drive), East of Richvale Drive - City of Brampton, Wards 1 and 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-50-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Wards 1 and 2, on the north side of Regional Road 107 (Bovaird Drive) to provide a right in/right out access to the proposed commercial development (Imperial Oil Limited, Engineering file D-10711304N, site plan SP00-69).

Approved 2003-166

PW-A5. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway), South of Millcreek Drive - City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-51-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Mississauga, Ward 6, on the east side of Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) to provide a right in/right out access to the commercial development (Embee Properties Limited, Engineering File D-01104.5E).

Approved 2003-167


PW-A6. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), South of Braydon Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-52-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Brampton Ward 10, on the east side of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) to provide a right in only access to the proposed commercial development (Mattamy (Castlemore) Limited, Engineering File D-07146.0E).

Approved 2003-168

PW-A7. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway), South of Leanne Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-53-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Mississauga, Ward 2, on the west side of Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) to provide a right in/right out access to the proposed commercial development (568911 Ontario Limited, Engineering file D-01005W, site plan SP01-358).

Approved 2003-169

PW-A8. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road), West of Churchill Meadows Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-54-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Mississauga, Ward 9, on the south side of Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) to provide a right in/right out access to the proposed commercial development (Britannia Shopping Centre Inc., Engineering file D-03098S, site plan SP01-407).

Approved 2003-170


PW-A9. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve - Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East), West of Gateway Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-55-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (one-foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Ward 9, on the south side of Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) to provide a right in/right out access to the proposed commercial development (Gateway Centre, Engineering file D-107056.5S).

Approved 2003-171

PW-A10. The Gore Road Structural Assessment, Project 02-4380 (RFP 2002-314P) - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-56-2003:

That Proposal 2002-314P be awarded to URS Cole Sherman & Associates to conduct a structural assessment on The Gore Road from Mayfield Road to 1000 meters (0.62 miles) north as well as from King Street to Patterson Side Road for an estimated amount of $96,063 (including applicable taxes) under Project No. 02-4380;

And further, that additional funds for Project 02-4380, in the amount of $46,000 be provided from the Roads Unallocated Funding Account (Project 02-4000), financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0210);

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

Approved 2003-172

PW-A11. Front-End Financing Arrangement for the Construction of Fletchers Creek Sub-Trunk Sanitary Sewer, Project 06-2145 - City of Brampton, Wards 4 and 6 and City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-57-2003:

That staff be authorized to finalize and execute a Front-End financing agreement between the Region of Peel and the Brampton Heights Landowners Group, or their representative, for the construction of the Fletchers Creek Sub-Trunk Sanitary Sewer, from north limit of Fieldrun Development along an easement to 2nd Line West and along 2nd Line West to Ray Lawson Boulevard, as described in the joint report of the Commissioner of Public Works, Commissioner of Planning and Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 13, 2003, titled "Front-End Financing Arrangement for the Construction of Fletchers Creek Sub -Trunk Sanitary Sewer";

And further, that the Brampton Heights Landowners Group be allowed to enter into Direct Negotiations with the contractors for the installation of sanitary sewer works on an easement south of Highway 407 and east of 2nd Line West and along 2nd Line West to Mavis Road and Ray Lawson Boulevard;

And further, that Project 06-2145 be approved as a Front - End financed project in the amount of $925,000 to be funded from the development charge reserve R3525;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to remit funding to the Brampton Heights Landowners Group in accordance with the Front-End financing agreement with the principles as set out in the subject report;

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

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the City of Brampton for information.

Approved 2003-173


PW-B. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-B1. Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Expansion, Capital Projects 02-2925 and 02-2935 - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-58-2003:

That funding in the amount of $81,927,000 for the upgrade and expansion of the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility, comprised of Capital Project 02-2925 ($26,325,000) and Capital Project 02-2935 ($55,602,000) which were presented in the 2003 Capital Budget as pending, be approved;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 02-2925 be allocated from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $2,750,600, the Out of By-law South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3615 for $485,400, the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $20,227,000 and from York Region for $2,862,000;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 02-2935 be allocated from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $12,288,042, the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $32,899,703 and from York Region for $10,414,255.

Approved 2003-174

PW-B2. Lakeview Biosolids Facility Expansion, Capital Projects 02-2924, 03-2927, 03-2941 and 03-2942 - City of Mississauga, Wards 1 and 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-59-2003:

That funding in the amount of $85,406,000 for the expansion of the Lakeview Biosolids Facility, comprised of Capital Project 02-2924 ($25,000,000), Capital Project 03-2927 ($3,097,000), Capital Project 03-2941 ($52,651,000) and Capital Project 03-2942 ($4,658,000) which were presented in the 2003 Capital Budget as pending, be approved;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 02-2924 be allocated from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $1,675,000, the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $18,750,000 and from York Region for $4,575,000;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 03-2927 be allocated from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $879,000, the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $838,000 and from York Region for $1,380,000;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 03-2941 be allocated from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $27,052,000, the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $9,693,000 and from York Region for $15,906,000;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 03-2942 be allocated from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $1,742,000 and the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $2,916,000.

Approved 2003-175



PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. Amendment to By-law 49-2001 - Appointment of By-law Enforcement Officers

RECOMMENDATION GC-60-2003:

That By-law 49-2001, being a by-law to appoint By-law Enforcement Officers, be amended in accordance with the amendments generally outlined in the Report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated February 12, 2003, titled "Amendment to By-law 49-2001";

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

Approved 2003-176

See also Resolution 2003-218

PW-C2. 2002 Year End Waste Management Tonnage Report

Received 2003-177

PW-C3. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting (WMSC-2003-1) held on February 20, 2003

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest


2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2003:

That the agenda be amended to include an update on Knowaste, the diaper recycling company;

And further, that the agenda be amended to include the results of the December 19, 2002 delegation to Waste Management Subcommittee regarding an educational publication on the life cycle of recycled materials;

And further, that the agenda for the February 20, 2003, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2003-178


3. Delegations


4. Waste Management Updates

a) 2003 Community Programs Funding for Ecosource Mississauga, Citizens for a Clean Caledon and Brampton Clean City Committee

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2003:

That the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with ecoSource Mississauga under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines and that a maximum of $205,764 be approved for 2003;

And further, that the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Brampton Clean City Committee under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines and that a maximum of $47,750 be approved for 2003;

And further, that the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Citizens for a Clean Caledon under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines and that a maximum of $25,100 be approved for 2003;

And further, that funding be provided from the 2003 Waste Management Program Planning Operating Budget, cost centre WW00100;

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

Approved 2003-179

b) Grass Ban Strategy Update

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2003:

That the first paragraph in Resolution 2002-12 approved on January 10, 2002, be amended to read:

"That the banning of grass clippings from the Curbside Yard Waste Collection Program to commence April 1, 2003, be deferred and staff report back in 2005 with implementation options";

And further, that through education and community outreach, alternative options for grass clippings, such as grasscycling and backyard composting, continue to be promoted.

Carried by two-thirds vote 2003-180

c) Toner Cartridge Recycling Program

Received 2003-181


Additional Items

d) Update on Knowaste LLC

Received 2003-182

e) Update on the Educational Publication on Recycled Materials - December 19, 2002 Delegation to Waste Management Subcommittee

Received 2003-183


5. Communications

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Legal Services

MA-A1. GTA Task Force on Ontario Municipal Board Reform: Status Report

Received 2003-184

MA-A2. Proposed Canada Airports Act

Received 2003-185


MA-A3. Notice of Motion Regarding a Second Police Services Board for OPP Services in the Town of Caledon

Referred back to staff to allow time for further discussion between the Province and local representatives 2003-186

See also Resolution 2003-187


Other Business - Item F1 was dealt with.

F1. Resolution from Councillor Carol Seglins Regarding Police Services in the Town of Caledon

Referred back to staff to allow time for further discussion between the Province and local representatives 2003-187

See also Resolution 2003-186


MA-A4. Peel Police Services Board's January 31, 2003 Motion Regarding Peel Regional Police Insignia

RECOMMENDATION GC-61-2003:

That Regional Council grant to the Peel Police Services Board the authorities and consents requested in the Board's January 31, 2003 resolution;

And further, that the Regional Council request that the Board report to the Region on an annual basis regarding monitoring and enforcement of the use of the Peel Regional Police crest and insignia.

Approved 2003-188


MA-B. Ambulance and Emergency Programs

MA-B1. Minutes of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee Meeting (EPSC-2003-1) held on February 20, 2003

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2003:

That the agenda for February 20, 2003, Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2003-189


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Tony Campeau, Senior Field Manager, GTA Field Office, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Regarding the Funding and Delivery of Land Ambulance Service

Received 2003-190


4. PEEL REGIONAL AMBULANCE SERVICES

a) Disposal Policy for Decommissioned Ambulances

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2003:

That future disposal of Region of Peel ambulances and Emergency Response vehicles be completed in accordance with the Regional by-laws and the disposal process outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated February 20, 2003, entitled "Disposal Policy for Decommissioned Ambulances".

Approved 2003-191

b) Peel Regional Ambulance Services 2002 Annual Report

Received 2003-192

c) Service Review Update

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-3-2003:

That given the essential nature of the Land Ambulance Service to the health and safety of people living and working in Peel and the potential for adverse affects on system performance that could occur should any system changes be made without proper planning and implementation, that a Service Delivery Model and Implementation Plan for Land Ambulance Services be developed as the basis for the delivery of Land Ambulance Services at such time as the current Service Performance Agreements with the Region's contract providers come to an end, including any extensions that may be granted;

And further, that the development of the Service Delivery Model include the active participation of all members of Regional Council through a series of four workshops;

And further, that Regional Council take appropriate steps to ensure that Peel's paramedic workforce remain stable during the planning and implementation of the Service Delivery Model.

Approved 2003-193


Item 4f was dealt with.

f) Paramedic Work Force Stability (Oral)

Received 2003-194

d) IBI Group - EMS Operator Report

Received 2003-195

e) Communication: Malcolm Bates, Director, Emergency Health Services Branch, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated November 1, 2002, Responding to Acting Regional Chair, Rhoda Begley's Correspondence Concerning Land Ambulance Services in the Regional Municipality of Peel

Received 2003-196


Additional Item

f) Paramedic Work Force Stability (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-194


5. EMERGENCY PROGRAMS


6. POLICE SERVICES BOARD PROTOCOL

a) Communication: Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated February 4, 2003, Advising of the Order-In-Council for the extension of the membership of Mr. James John Murray on the PPSB for Period of January 23, 2003 through June 30, 2003

Received 2003-197

b) Communication: Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated February 4, 2003, Advising that the PPSB has been Re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) for a Three-Year Period (2002 to 2005)

Received 2003-198

c) Communication: Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter February 5, 2003, Regarding a Motion Requesting that the Region of Peel Delegate Authority to the Board to Act as the Region's Agent in Monitoring and Protecting Against the Appropriate Use and Sale of Items Bearing the Peel Regional Police Insignia

Referred to Corporate Services 2003-199


In Camera Matters - Items G2 and G3 were dealt with.

G2. In Camera Minutes of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee Meeting (EPSC-2003-1) held on February 20, 2003

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

Received 2003-200


Additional Item

b) 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 2003-201

See also Resolution 2003-202

G3. The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

RECOMMENDATION GC-66-2003:

Whereas the Province of Ontario downloaded the Land Emergency Medical Services on Upper Tier Municipalities commencing in 2001;

And whereas the Regional Peel selected land ambulance service providers by way of competitive RFP as the initial vehicle to provide the residents of Peel with high quality and experienced emergency medical services at a competitive price;

And whereas since that time Peel has gained valuable experience, knowledge and know-how through its work with the outside service providers;

And whereas Peel has continued to invest significantly since 2001 in the training and human resources of the EMS providers serving the Region in order to maintain a high level of expertise and emergency service within the Region;

And whereas Peel is committed in the future to maintain a high level of land emergency medical service and to ensure that the investments it has made benefit the residents of Peel by maintaining stability within the paramedic workforce;

Now therefore be it resolved:

That the Region of Peel will ensure that at the end of the contracts with the current Service Providers, regardless of the delivery options chosen to provide the service in the future, Peel will require, as a condition to those providing the service, that:

(i) Offers of employment will be made to all those paramedics then providing services to Peel;

(ii) The seniority, service and other rights, for all purposes currently enjoyed by those paramedics must be recognized; and

(iii) Other conditions are implemented that may be appropriate in order to ensure that those paramedics which provide EMS services to Peel are treated equitably and fairly in recognition of their service and dedication to Peel.

Approved 2003-202

See also Resolution 2003-201


MA-C. Communication Services

MA-C1. Regional Web Site

Received 2003-203


FINANCE

MA-D. Corporate Finance

MA-D1. 2003 Budget - Final Assessment Growth Adjustment

RECOMMENDATION GC-62-2003:

That the 2003 Non-Program budget allocation reflect an additional contribution to Working funds Reserve of $2.9 million;

And further, that the revised net levy for fiscal 2003 be increased to $518,000,000.

Approved 2003-204


MA-E. Financial Services

MA-E1. 2002 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

RECOMMENDATION GC-63-2003:

That the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance combine Peel Housing Corporation remuneration allowances with the Regional statements commencing with the new term of Council in 2003.

Approved 2003-205


MA-F. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-F1. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 30, 2003, Regarding Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Social Pooling Costs

Received 2003-206

MA-F2. Steve Mahoney, MP, Mississauga West, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport for Crown Corporations, Letter dated January 29, 2003, Advising of his Appointment to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Received 2003-207

MA-F3. News Release: From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated January 29, 2003, Regarding the Federal Court of Appeal's Decision to Deny Full Municipal Authority to Manage Municipal Rights-of-Way

Received 2003-208

MA-F4. Frank Mazzilli, MPP, Co-Chair, Ontario Crime Control Commission (OCCC), Letter dated February 7, 2003, Regarding Nominations for the OCCC Award of Excellence in Crime Control

Received 2003-209

MA-F5. Irene Wojcik Gabon, Resident, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 11, 2003, Regarding the Region of Peel Police Internet Safety Program

Received 2003-210

MA-F6. News Item: From the Toronto Star, dated February 7, 2003, titled "Police Want Photo Radar Brought Back"

Received 2003-211


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Resolution from Councillor Carol Seglins Regarding Police Services in the Town of Caledon

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-187


Additional Items

F2. Resolution from Councillor Maja Prentice Requesting Regional Staff Participation at the March 26, 2003 Ontario Municipal Board Hearing dealing with the Appeal of a Committee of Adjustment Decision and Conditions

RECOMMENDATION GC-64-2003:

Whereas Wab Investments and Developments Ltd., the owner of 710 Burnhamthorpe Road East, applied to the Committee of Adjustment of the City of Mississauga (the "Committee") for a minor variance to permit the expansion of a take-out restaurant within the existing commercial building, being File "A" 604/02;

And whereas Cawthra Road is a Regional Road;

And whereas the Region of Peel Public Works Department, Engineering and Construction Division provided comments to the Committee requiring the applicant to enter into and register on title legal easements between the subject property and the property to the south, along with a joint access agreement;

And whereas the Committee granted the minor variance application for a temporary period of five (5) years subject to two conditions, namely: 1) to remove the black fence along the south property line in the area of the parking lot to allow for traffic flow between the subject property and the property at 3635 Cawthra Road; and 2) to enter into satisfactory arrangements for appropriate easements between the subject property and the property to the south to be registered on title including a Joint Access Agreement, which is to be confirmed by a letter from the Region of Peel Public Works Department, Engineering and Construction Division;

And whereas the take-out restaurant - Pizza Pizza - has filed an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board of the decision of the Committee to grant the variance on a temporary basis and of the conditions imposed;

And whereas the appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board will be held on March 26, 2003;

Now therefore be it resolved, that:

1. That the Office of the Regional Solicitor be instructed to attend before the Ontario Municipal Board, along with any necessary staff and consultants to represent the Region of Peel, in order to support the decision of the Committee of Adjustment of the City of Mississauga (File No. "A" 604/02), inclusive of the conditions imposed by the Committee with respect to 710 Burnhamthorpe Road East.

Approved 2003-212

F3. Resolution from Councillor Gael Miles regarding the Impact of Growth on Hospitals, Policing and Human Services

RECOMMENDATION GC-65-2003:

Whereas growth continues to have a major financial impact on the ability to provide hospitals in the Region of Peel;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Peel Health Network be re-instated to ensure that the Health Care needs of Peel residents are being met and planned for in the future;

And further, that Peel Health Network develop a financial plan that measures the impact of growth on hospital infrastructure;

And further, that the case to re-instate development charges for hospitals be developed and presented to the Province of Ontario;

And further, that the area municipalities be requested to circulate all development applications to area hospitals and the Halton-Peel District Health Council for their input and comments as they relate to future hospital infrastructure needs;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Provincial Smart Growth Panel followed by a report on the result of the findings;

And further, that the Regional Chair and Regional staff meet with both the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Premier of Ontario to seek their support.

Approved 2003-213

See also Resolution 2003-142

 

b) Minutes of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee (GTAA-2003-1) meeting held on February 27, 2003

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with Section III-4(f) of the Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, the Ad hoc committee members received information from the GTAA Board Members.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Item 3a was discussed by the Committee.

3. REPORT/ITEMS

a) Peel's Representatives on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors - Update (Oral)

See also Resolution 2003-215


A quorum of voting members was achieved.


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-1-2003:

That the agenda for the February 27, 2003, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad Hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2003-214


3. REPORT/ITEMS

a) Peel's Representatives on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors - Update (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-2-2003:

That staff prepare a motion for the March 6, 2003, Regional Council meeting regarding the recent changes to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority By-law dealing with Board governance and the Federal Minister of Transport's lack of consultation with parties affected by the legislation which requires the GTAA Board to implement governance changes.

Approved 2003-215

See also Resolution 2003-219

4. 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

Received 2003-216

b) Steve Shaw, Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, GTAA, Letter dated February 5, 2003, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter Regarding the GTAA's New By-law Number 13

Received 2003-217


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 9-2003: A by-law to amend By-law 49-2001 titled "A by-law to appoint By-law Enforcement Officers to enforce By-laws of the Corporation of the Regional Municipality of Peel".

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
9-2003, 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 2003-218

See also Resolution 2003-176



9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Motion from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee Regarding Recent Changes to the By-laws Governing Appointments to the GTAA Board

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

Whereas the Region of Peel was not consulted by either the Federal Minister of Transport or the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) with regard to recent changes to the by-laws governing appointments to the GTAA Board;

And whereas this lack of consultation and the by-law changes violate the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, dated July 1994;

And whereas the Region of Peel and its local business partners in nominating members to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors have consistently had regard for continuity planning and achieving a broad base of industry, business and consumer expertise on the Board;

And whereas the governance changes approved by the Minister of Transport in the GTAA by-laws remove a substantial portion of municipal representation on the GTAA Board;

And whereas the authority and accountability for selecting members now largely rests with the existing airport authority boards rather than externally accountable bodies so that there is no check on whether boards will meet established criteria or will function effectively;

Now therefore, be it resolved that the Region of Peel express its extreme disappointment with the Minister's disregard for the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities in not communicating and seeking feedback from the Region of Peel and other municipal nominators when requiring changes be made to the governance structure of the GTAA;

And further, that the Regional Chair correspond with the Federal Minister of Transport and Peel Area MPs and other area local governments outlining the Region's concerns about the process which brought about these changes to the GTAA Board structure and request that the decision made by the Minister be rescinded and that consultations be undertaken with municipalities in which airports are located and that current appointments be made according to the previous by-law;

And further, that when any changes or new regulations are contemplated, that municipalities in which the airport is located should be consulted;

And further, that the subject motion be forwarded to other municipalities in which Airport Authorities are operating, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Boards of Trade and Chamber of Commerce in Peel for endorsement.

Approved 2003-219

See also Resolution 2003-215


Councillor Seglins departed at 10:53 a.m., due to other municipal business


Items Relating to In Camera Matters - Item 11-2a and an Additional In Camera matter were dealt with.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider a Council report and an additional item relating to the following:

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

Additional Item

  • Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Regional employees

Carried 2003-220

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2003-221


Additional Item

b) Resolution from Councillor Prentice regarding Peel Senior Link

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

Whereas Peel Senior Link is a valued partner in the delivery of programs for seniors in the Region of Peel;

And whereas the services of Peel Senior Link have helped to ensure the responsible integration of social housing communities, have allowed seniors to remain in those communities and avoid costly, premature institutionalization;

And whereas Regional Council has committed to the development of a seniors apartment building on the site of the Twin Pines Mobile Home Park, which would greatly benefit from supports and respite care delivered by Peel Senior Link, but funding for these supports has not yet been forthcoming;

Now therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council advise the Minister of Health and Long Term Care and the Premier that it is Council's wish that funding be made available to Peel Senior Link for the Twin Pines Project.

Carried 2003-222


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-3) meeting held on February 27, 2003

Additional Item

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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-140


G1. The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose (Oral)

Referred to the March 6, 2003 Regional Council Meeting 2003-223

G2. In Camera Minutes of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee Meeting (EPSC-2003-1) held on February 20, 2003

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2003-200 and 2003-201 inclusive

G3. The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-202


2. Staff Reports

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

Received 2003-224


Additional Item

Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Regional employees

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

Whereas by letter dated January 20, 2003 the Region of Peel was notified by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) that substantial changes to its operating by-laws regarding the appointment of members and directors of the GTAA had been approved by the Minister of Transport and that Peel was requested to provide three nominees to the Board for the appointment of one representative for Peel under the new Board structure by the deadline of March 10, 2003;

And whereas the GTAA Nomination Ad hoc Committee has undertaken a public process to seek applicants, with publication of advertisements for nominations in the Mississauga News, Brampton Guardian, Caledon Enterprise and Caledon Citizen with an application deadline of March 7, 2003 at 4:30 p.m.;

Therefore be it resolved, that authority be delegated to the Committee and its Chair to assess any additional applications received and to make the final decisions and proceed to submit the selected nominee on behalf of Council.

Carried 2003-225

Additional Item

Evacuation of Patients from William Osler Health Centre, Brampton Memorial Hospital Campus (Oral)

Received 2003-226

Councillor Palleschi commended Peel Paramedics and Central Ambulance Communications (CAC) Centre staff for their efforts and contributions to the successful evacuation and relocation of patients from the William Osler Health Centre, Brampton Campus following a power failure at the hospital on February 28, 2003.


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That By-law 10-2003 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 6, 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 2003-227


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.





C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair