THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 27, 2003

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 11:57 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Morrison recited the prayer.

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

 

Councillor Morrison brought greetings from the Region of York's Chair Bill Fisch and its Members of Council to Regional Chair Kolb and Members of Regional Council.


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 6, 2003, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 6, 2003 be approved.

Carried 2003-231

b) March 20, 2003, Special Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on March 20, 2003 be approved.

Carried 2003-232


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the consolidated agenda for the March 27, 2003 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2003-233


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Elva Mead, Village of Meadowvale Air Traffic Problem Spokesperson, Letter dated February 20, 2003, Regarding Dramatic Increase in Aircraft Noise Village of Meadowvale

Referred to the Noise Management Committee 2003-234


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-4) meeting held on March 20, 2003

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2003:

That the agenda for the March 20, 2003, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2003-235


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Steve Wilson, Chair; Margaret Jones, Executive Director, Brampton Clean City Committee (BCCC) and Brenda Tierney, Municipal By-law Enforcement Officer, Region of Peel Promoting the Spring Clean Up Initiative of the Brampton Clean City (BCCC) Program for the Month of April 2003

Received 2003-236

D2. 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

Received 2003-237



E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. Oak Ridges Moraine Conformity Amendment - Provincial Issues

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2003:

That the Regional Chair and the Mayor of Caledon meet with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to discuss matters related to the preparation of Regional Official Plan Amendment 7, an amendment to bring Peel's Official Plan into conformity with the Provincial Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, as set out in the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated March 4, 2003, titled "Oak Ridges Moraine Conformity Amendment - Provincial Issues".

Approved 2003-238

PL-A2. Response to Smart Growth Panel Discussion Paper

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2003:

That Council endorse the vision, guiding principles and recommendations set out in the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel's Discussion Paper "Shape the Future" and the "Strategic Directions for a Central Ontario Smart Growth Strategy" attached as Appendix I and Appendix II to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated March 4, 2003, titled "Response to Smart Growth Panel Discussion Paper";

And further, given that the Region of Peel and area municipalities have continuously promoted the policies in the discussion paper and feel that there is an urgency for the Province to move expeditiously to implement the Smart Growth Policies, that the Province implement the Smart Growth vision, principles and strategic directions by quickly developing, in consultation with municipalities and stakeholders, detailed implementation strategies, policies and tools including commitments to provide sustainable funding for affordable housing, transportation, transit, infrastructure and delivery of human services required for urban growth;

And further, that paragraph 3 of page PL-A2-5 of the subject report be revised by striking out the word "existing" and that paragraph 4 on the same page be replaced with the following wording "that any expansion to urban boundaries must be based on Smart Growth Principles";

And further, that paragraph 6 of page PL-A2-5 be amended to include "it is not recommended that accessory dwelling units be allowed on an as-of-right basis to assist in the provision of affordable housing. Local municipalities should be free to identify appropriate restrictions and requirements with respect to accessory units including requisite approval processes and be subject to the MPAC assessment process";

And further, that the subject report be amended to include "specific reference to amending development charge legislation to reflect the full cost of development examples including hospitals and wood lots";

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Central Ontario Smart Growth Panel, local area MPPs, and the area municipalities as input to the development of a Provincial Smart Growth strategy for Central Ontario.

Approved 2003-239

This recommendation was subsequently referred to and approved at a Special Meeting of Regional Council, held on Thursday, March 20, 2003, as Resolution No. 2003-229.


PL-B. Transportation Planning

PL-B1. Highway 427 Extension Environmental Assessment

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2003:

That Regional Council request the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to include in the Highway 427 Extension Transportation Corridor Environmental Assessment (EA) Terms of Reference a provision to carry out the Route Planning phase of the EA in two or more parts so as to expedite the completion of the southern part of the highway extension;

And further, that copies of the report of the Commissioners of Planning and Public Works, dated March 10, 2003, titled "Highway 427 Extension Environmental Assessment" be sent to the Minister of Transportation of Ontario, and the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon, York Region, Vaughan, King and Simcoe County.

Approved 2003-240


PL-C. Development Planning Services

PL-C1. Potential Appeal of Decision of the City of Mississauga Council - The Elia Corporation, File OZ 99/041 W6

Received 2003-241


Additional Item

OZ 00/058 W7 - Andrin Investment (Grantchester) - Dundas St. at Breakwater

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2003:

That the appeal of the matter of Andrin Investments, OZ 00/058 W7, be abandoned by the Region of Peel;

And further, that this recommendation of General Committee be communicated to the Mississauga Committee of Adjustment by 4:00 p.m. today.

Approved 2003-242


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. Shalini Alleluia, Committee Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 13, 2003, Advising of the City of Mississauga's Resolution 0027-2003 Regarding the City of Toronto's Draft Official Plan and the Location of the Bloor Subway Extension

Received 2003-243

PL-D2. Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Task Force on Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Reform, Letter dated March 7, 2003, Requesting Peel's Endorsement of the Final "Report of the GTA Task Force on OMB Reform"

Referred to Planning and Corporate Services 2003-244

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Administration

PW-A1. Proclamation of Public Works Week - May 18 to 24, 2003

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2003:

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

And whereas Regional Council has approved a strategic plan with the goal to be a strong and effective Regional government;

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

And whereas the theme of this years National Celebration is "The Strength of Public Works";

And whereas the Region of Peel promotes understanding and appreciation of the importance of the Public Works Divisions (Engineering and Construction; Operations and Maintenance; Water and Wastewater Treatment; and Waste Management) in benefiting the well being of community;

Therefore be it resolved that the week of May 18 to 24, 2003 be declared PUBLIC WORKS WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2003-245



PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Traffic Signal Conversion Program from Incandescent Lamps to Light Emitting Diodes (LED) Type Units, Capital Project 03-4422 - All Wards

RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2003:

That the Region of Peel continue to participate in a joint procurement and installation program of Light Emitting Diode traffic signal heads in conjunction with both the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga as per Capital Project 03-4422;

And further, that the three year conversion program for Capital Project 03-4422 be revised to reduce the time frame by one year as per the recommendation of the project consultant, iTRANS;

And further, that 2003 funding of $670,000 from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0210 for Capital Project 03-4422, as approved by Regional Council in the 2003 Capital Budget, be increased to $1,400,000 with the increase of $730,000 to be funded from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0210;

And further, that staff be authorized to execute all necessary documents to award this project to successful bidders subject to all Purchasing By-law conditions being met.

Approved 2003-246

PW-B2. Watermain Replacement on Homark Drive, Capital Project 03-1350 - City of Mississauga, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2003:

That the existing 150mm (6 inch) diameter watermain on Homark Drive, from 120 meters (394 feet) north of Flagship Drive to the end, be replaced with a 150mm (6 inch) diameter watermain for a total distance of approximately 350 meters (1,167 feet), under Capital Project 03-1350;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 03-1350 be increased by $175,000 to $2,003,655;

And further, that funding of $175,000 be provided to Capital Project 03-1350 from the Water Unallocated Capital Project 03-1000, financed from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve.

Approved 2003-247

PW-B3. Watermain Replacement on Queen Street East, Capital Project 03-1460 - City of Brampton, Wards 1 and 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2003:

That the two (2) parallel 200 mm (8 inch) diameter watermains on Queen Street East, from Kennedy Road to Highway 410, be replaced with a single 300 mm (12 inch) watermain for a total distance of approximately 1,200 meters (4,000 feet), under Capital Project 03-1460;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 03-1460 be increased by $1,625,000 to $1,734,142;

And further, that funding of $1,625,000 be provided to Capital Project 03-1460 from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R 0241.

Approved 2003-248

PW-B4. U-Turn and Stopping Prohibitions, Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at O'Leary Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2003:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 41-2001 with respect to prohibiting northbound to southbound U-turns and implementing a stopping prohibition on Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at O'Leary Boulevard, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that the Peel Regional Police be so advised.

Approved 2003-249

See also Resolution 2003-295

PW-B5. Speed Limit Review, Regional Road 9 (King Street) West of Duffy's Lane - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

Deferred to a future General Committee meeting 2003-250

PW-B6. Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) at George Bolton Parkway Traffic Control Signal Warrant Review - Town of Caledon, Wards 4 and 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2003:

That traffic control signals be installed at the intersection of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) at George Bolton Parkway;

And further, that costs estimated at $100,000 be funded by the Town of Caledon.

Approved 2003-251

PW-B7. Watermain Replacement on Queen Street, Capital Project 03-1390 - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2003:

That the existing 150mm (6 inch) watermain on Queen Street, from Elizabeth Street to King Street, be replaced with a 300mm (12 inch) watermain for a total distance of approximately 180m (600 feet) under Capital Project 03-1390;

And further, that Capital Project 03-1390, with approved funding of $381,020 be increased by an additional $400,000, to be funded from the Water Unallocated Capital Project 03-1000, financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve.

Approved 2003-252


PW-C. Operations and Maintenance

PW-C1. Water Supplied Through Fire Hydrants

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2003:

That the permitted use of hydrants for purposes other than fire suppression and system maintenance be phased out over a three year period;

And further, that staff examine the financial implications of installing water dispensing stations at strategic locations throughout Peel;

And further, that until final phase out, all permit holders be required to utilize a CSA approved reduced-pressure principle backflow preventor (CSA standard B64.4) between the hydrant and meter;

And further, that necessary funding for the backflow preventor initiative in the amount of $150,000 be provided to Capital Project 03-1015 from the Water Unallocated Capital Project 03-1000, financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve;

And further, that a notice be issued to all area municipalities and the public to inform them of the changes to permits for water supplied through fire hydrants.

Approved 2003-253


PW-D. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-D1. Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Expansion, Capital Projects 02-2965, 02-2967, 02-2968 and 03-2955 - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2003:

That funding of $85,162,000 for the expansion of the Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility, comprised of Capital Project 02-2965 ($69,128,000), Capital Project 02-2967 ($6,740,000), Capital Project 02-2968 ($8,264,000) and Capital Project 03-2955 ($1,030,000), which was identified in the 2003 Capital Budget as pending, be approved;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 02-2965 be allocated from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $18,436,438 and from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $50,691,562;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 02-2967 be allocated from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $6,740,000;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 02-2968 be allocated from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $6,158,000 and from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $2,106,000;

And further, that funds for Capital Project 03-2955 be allocated from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242 for $824,000, from the South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3515 for $154,500 and from the Out of By-law South Peel Wastewater Development Charge Reserve R3615 for $51,500.

Approved 2003-254

PW-D2. Water Efficiency Strategy
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Geeta Naipaul-Denton, Senior Public Affairs Associate

Received 2003-255

PW-D3. Contractor Prequalification

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2003:

That staff be authorized to adopt a prequalification process based on industry best standards to ensure that only suitably qualified contractors are eligible to bid on Water and Wastewater Treatment capital projects.

Approved 2003-256


PW-E. Waste Management

PW-E1. Proclamation of Earth Week - April 20 to 26, 2003 and Compost Awareness Week - April 27 to May 3, 2003

RECOMMENDATION GC-82-2003:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and disposal of waste for over 1,000,000 residents in the Region;

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

And whereas Earth Week educates individuals to practice the 3 R's (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting to divert waste;

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


Therefore be it resolved that the week of April 20 to April 26, 2003 be declared EARTH WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2003-257

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and disposal of waste for over 1,000,000 residents in the Region;

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

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

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

Therefore be it resolved that the week of April 27 to May 3, 2003 be declared COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2003-258

PW-E2. KMS Peel Energy-From-Waste Facility Expansion

RECOMMENDATION GC-83-2003:

Whereas there is chaos at the Crossing Border points to the United States;

And whereas the transportation of Peel's garbage to the US is adding to the chaos and interfering with the movement of goods to the States;

And whereas the economy of this area could be seriously impacted by the problem which exists at the border crossing;

Therefore be it resolved that the Chair of the Region of Peel and Regional staff investigate the possibility of finding a solution to this situation and report back to Council as to how that solution can be undertaken to assist in relieving the impact the transportation of garbage from the Region of Peel is having on this situation.

Approved 2003-259


RECOMMENDATION GC-84-2003:

Whereas the exporting of waste to the USA is becoming an issue;

And whereas the contract with Republic was intended to be a temporary solution;

And whereas the contract to export waste expires in 2007;

And whereas the Region of Peel is a leader in waste initiatives and believes that the responsibility for managing its own waste belongs to this Council;

Therefore be it resolved that the staff of the Region of Peel be directed to bring forward as soon as possible a solution for Waste Disposal using emerging technology first and landfill as a last resort;

And further, that this plan be in place well before the end of the contract in 2007 and should the Region not be able to continue to export to the USA that a contingency plan be in place as soon as possible within Ontario;

And further, that the federal and provincial governments be requested to work collaboratively with municipalities and private contractors to develop Ontario solutions to waste management;

And further, that this resolution be forwarded to the Smart Growth Panel for information.

Approved 2003-260


Additional Item

Extending Water Services into South Albion (Oral)

Received 2003-261



PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. Chris Stockwell, MPP, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated February 13, 2003, Responding to Peel's Resolution 2002-1246 Supporting MPP Mike Colle's, Private Members Bill 125 that Would Require the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to Implement and Administer a Deposit and Return System for All Liquor Containers Sold in the Province

Received 2003-262

See also Resolution 2003-264

PW-F2. Keith McNenly, CAO and Clerk-Treasurer, Town of Mono, Letter dated February 14, 2003, Advising of the Town of Mono's Resolution 16-3-2003 Regarding Orangeville Southern Arterial Roadway

Referred to Public Works 2003-263

PW-F3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 19, 2003, Advising that Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) Approved the Plan to Provide 50 per cent of Funding to Municipalities for Blue Box Costs

Received 2003-264

See also Resolution 2003-262

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Clerk's

MA-A1. Minutes of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee (GTAA-2003-2) Meeting held on March 6, 2003

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-3-2003:

That the subject of the name of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee be added to the agenda for discussion;

And further, that the agenda for the March 6, 2003, GTAA Nomination Ad Hoc Committee meeting, as amended, be approved.

Approved 2003-265


3. REPORT/ITEMS

a) GTAA Nomination Process for the Region of Peel

Received 2003-266


4. IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Regional employees

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-4-2003:

That an in camera motion be brought forward to the March 6, 2003 Regional Council meeting nominating candidate number 3 to the GTAA Board of Directors pending the published closing date for applications;

And further, that the GTAA Ad hoc Committee seek authority from Regional Council to finalize this decision once the deadline for applications has passed and any subsequent applicants are considered;

And further, that a separate motion be brought forward to Regional Council addressing the issue of the Committee's dissatisfaction with the requirement by the GTAA Board to submit multiple nominees for consideration for appointment of one position.

Approved 2003-267

 

Additional Item

Name Change for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-5-2003:

That the terms of reference for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee be amended to change the name of the GTAA Nomination Ad hoc Committee to the GTAA Liaison Committee to better reflect the purpose and mandate of the Committee.

Approved 2003-268


Additional Item

Greater Toronto Airports Authority Nomination Process (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GC-85-2003:

That Regional Council support the decision of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee at their meeting on March 20, 2003 to forward the names of candidates number 5 and 9 to the GTAA as Peel's two remaining nominees for a position on the Board as per the request of the GTAA by correspondence dated March 14, 2003 from Doug Love, General Counsel and Secretary, GTAA.

Approved 2003-269


FINANCE

MA-B. Corporate Finance

MA-B1. 2002 Investment Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-2003:

That in compliance with Provincial Regulation 438/97, as amended by O. Reg. 265/02, governing municipal investment practices, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 18, 2003, titled "2002 Investment Report", be approved.

Approved 2003-270

MA-B2. Development Charge By-law Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-87-2003:

That the Development Charge policy changes regarding speculative buildings, demolition credits and temporary structures, as attached as Appendix I to the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and Commissioners of Planning and Public Works, dated February 28, 2003, titled "Development Charge By-law Update", be approved;

And further, that the Development Charge policy changes outlined be included within the Development Charges 2003 Background Study;

And further, that staff investigate the viability of granting exemptions for affordable housing projects;

And further, that the scope of the proposed by-law not incorporate any new service.

Approved 2003-271


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. R. Roy McMurtry, Chief Justice of Ontario, Letter dated January 17, 2003, Responding to Mayor McCallion's Correspondence Regarding Concerns About Trial Delays in Court Houses in the Region of Peel

Received 2003-272

MA-C2. Janet Ecker, MPP, Minister of Finance, Letter dated February 4, 2003, Regarding the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Completion of the Province-Wide Reassessment of Properties in Ontario for the 2003 Taxation Year

Received 2003-273

MA-C3. Steve Mahoney, MP, Mississauga West, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport for Crown Corporations, Letter dated February 18, 2003, Praising the 2003 Federal Budget as One that will Maximize Opportunity for all Canadians, Especially Affordable Housing

Received 2003-274

See also Resolution 2003-275

MA-C4. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities in Ontario (AMO), dated February 20, 2003, Regarding AMO's Disappointment with the Amount of Financial Support for Municipal Governments from the 2003 Federal Budget

Received 2003-275

See also Resolution 2003-274

MA-C5. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) dated February 25, 2003, Regarding Joint Recommendations from AMO, the Greater Toronto Builders Association (GTHBA), the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), the Toronto Board of Trade and the Urban Development Institute/Ontario (UDI) with Respect to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Process and Procedures

Received 2003-276

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Rental Market Conditions for 2002

Received 2003-277

HO-A2. Where's Home? 2001 Update

Received 2003-278


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. Brenda Elliott, Minister of Community, Family and Children's Services, Letter dated January 13, 2003, Confirming the Provincial Government's Commitment to Helping Municipalities Meet Emergency Housing Needs

Received 2003-279

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Preventing Burns and Scalds from Hot Water Taps

RECOMMENDATION GC-88-2003:

That Regional Council request the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes to amend the National Building Code to include a maximum temperature of 49°C for hot water being supplied to each fixture in a residential occupancy.

Approved 2003-280

HS-A2. Integrated Services for Children Information Systems (ISCIS 2.0) Service Level Agreements with Smart Systems Health Agency

RECOMMENDATION GC-89-2003:

That Regional Council authorize the Commissioner of Health to execute Service Level Agreements, in forms similar to those attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health, dated February 28, 2003, titled "Integrated Services for Children Information Systems (ISCIS 2.0) Service Level Agreements with Smart Systems Health Agency", pending review and final negotiation by the Regional Solicitor.

Approved 2003-281


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. General Services

HS-B1. Immigration in Peel's Economy and Community

RECOMMENDATION GC-90-2003:

That the Ministers of Human Resources Development and Industry, and Citizenship and Immigration be invited to use Peel to pilot new collaborative approaches to the streamlining of skills development and settlement initiatives as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated February 14, 2003, titled "Immigration in Peel's Economy and Community." These should include industry-specific agreements and targeted job training programs;

And further, that the Federal government be asked to invest in settlement in Peel in proportion to the population of recent immigrants, and include in its settlement funding provision for the full range of impacts on the community's municipal and educational services and infrastructure;

And further, that the Regional Chair forward a copy of the subject report to the Federal Ministers of Citizenship and Immigration and Industry, and Human Resources Development and to area MPs.

Approved 2003-282


HS-C. Ontario Works

HS-C1. Sponsorship and Refugee Cases in Receipt of Ontario Works Assistance

Received 2003-283


HEALTH

HS-D. Finance and Administration

HS-D1. Peel Public Health 2002 Annual Report

Received 2003-284

HS-D2. Public Health, Program Funding

Received 2003-285


HS-E. Environmental Health

HS-E1. Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) Treated Wood

Received 2003-286



HS-F. Communicable Diseases

HS-F1. World Tuberculosis Day and Multicultural Tuberculosis Education in Peel

Received 2003-287


HS-G. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-G1. Pat Fiacco, Mayor, City of Regina, Letters dated February 11, 2003 and January 20, 2003, Encouraging Attendance at the Municipal Leaders' Forum on Implementing Kyoto from April 27 to 29, 2003 at the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

Received 2003-288


Additional Item

Motion by Councillor Mullin regarding the West Nile Virus Strategy

RECOMMENDATION GC-91-2003:

Whereas the West Nile Virus issue and the measures to be taken by the Region of Peel are of great importance to the inhabitants of the Region of Peel;

And whereas public awareness is an essential component of the Region's program;

And whereas the larviciding that is to be carried out must be done in a timely and effective manner;

Therefore be it resolved that a report on the procurement process for the larviciding services required be brought forward to Regional Council on March 27, 2003 for the purpose of obtaining the necessary approvals for this procurement;

And further, that a presentation be made by Regional staff on the West Nile Virus Strategy to the Councils of the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon;

And further, that a public meeting or open house be held in each area municipality to provide information to the public on the West Nile Virus Strategy;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health send a letter to every household in Peel outlining the West Nile Virus Strategy and providing such information as the public should know about reducing their risk of acquiring the disease.

Approved 2003-289

See also Resolution 2003-294


F. OTHER BUSINESS

 

Waive Rules of Procedure

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,

That in accordance with Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, Section III-3 be waived to call to order a special meeting of Regional Council to consider matters relating to the Response to the Smart Growth Panel Discussion Paper.

Carried by two-thirds vote 2003-290

 

Councillor Fennell arrived at 12:03 p.m.


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

b) Minutes of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad Hoc Committee (GTAA-2003-3) meeting held on March 20, 2003


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-6-2003:

That the agenda for the March 20, 2003, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2003-291


3. REPORT/ITEMS


4. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Letter dated March 12, 2003 to Doug Love, Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Advising of Peel's Nomination of Louis H. Parsons to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors

Received 2003-292

b) Douglas Love, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated March 14, 2003, Requesting the Region of Peel to Submit Two Additional Nominations to the GTAA Board of Directors

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-7-2003:

That the Regional Chair be directed to submit the names of candidates number 5 and 9 to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) as the Region of Peel's two remaining nominees for a position on the GTAA Board of Directors.

Approved 2003-293


7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Mosquito Larvae Abatement Program for the Prevention and Control of West Nile Virus

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That Document No. 2003-154N be awarded to Pestalto Environmental Products Inc. in an estimated amount of $827,017 exclusive of applicable taxes for a mosquito larvae abatement program for the prevention and control of West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel for the 2003 mosquito breeding season;

And further, that the Purchasing Manager be authorized to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements where the actual seasonal requirements exceed the estimates as required for the effective prevention and control of West Nile Virus from this Vendor based on the unit prices tendered;

And further, that approval be granted to award the contract for four additional mosquito breeding seasons (2004 to 2007), as required, based on satisfactory service, performance, and pricing.

Carried 2003-294

See also Resolution 2003-289


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 11-2003: A by-law to prohibit northbound to southbound U-turns and to implement a stopping prohibition on Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at O'Leary Boulevard and to amend by-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Moved by Councillor Gyles,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 11-2003, 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 2003-295

See also Resolution 2003-249


9. OTHER BUSINESS


Additional Item

Update on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Ontario (Oral)

Received 2003-296


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of March 20, 2003, and an additional item relating to:

  • The security of the property of the Regional Corporation

    Carried 2003-297

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Begley;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2003-298


1. General Committee

a) In Camera Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-4) meeting held on March 20, 2003

G1. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-92-2003:

That staff be instructed to deny R.V. Anderson's request for approximately $252,300 in extra fees for administering the Clarkson Primary Treatment Expansion Peel Project;

And further, that staff be instructed and authorized to defend Carosi Construction Ltd.'s claims vigorously, and to take all such steps as may be appropriate, including commencing legal action against Carosi.

Approved 2003-299

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-93-2003:

That the Offer to Sell Agreement from William Craig McCaskill and Sandra Eileen McCaskill, as the Owner, for the fee simple purchase of the lands and buildings described as Part of Lot 13 in Concession 6 East of Hurontario Street, designated as Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Reference Plan 43R-15848, together with an easement to maintain an existing water pipe to the house over Part 4 on Reference Plan 43R-14347, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, as described in Instrument No. RO582608, PIN 14221-0024, and known municipally as 10416 Airport Road, Brampton, Ontario, for a purchase price of $273,000.00, plus taxes and costs, be approved;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 01-4035.

Approved 2003-300

G3. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

Withdrawn 2003-301


Additional Item

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

Received 2003-302


Additional Item

The security of the property of the Regional Corporation (Oral)

Received 2003-303


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Begley,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That By-law 13-2003 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 27, 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 2003-304



13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.





C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair