THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 17, 2003

Acting Regional Chair Gyles called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:43 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Saito recited the prayer.

Members: R. Begley*, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, C. Gyles, C. Harker, N. Iannicca, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion¨, G. Miles, P. Saito, C. Seglins, R. Whitehead*
   
Members Absent:

C. Corbasson, due to other municipal business; E. Kolb, due to illness; M. Morrison, due to other municipal business; P. Mullin, due to other municipal business; P. Palleschi, due to other municipal business; M. Prentice, due to other municipal business; I. Sinclair, due to illness

   
Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner of Social Services; 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; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; R. Wiseman, Acting Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Director of Clerk's and Regional Clerk; A. Macintyre, Manager, Legislative Services

 

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 27, 2003, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Harker,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 27, 2003 be approved.

Carried 2003-305

 

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the consolidated agenda for the April 17, 2003 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an update on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Peel from the Medical Officer of Health;

And further, that a matter relating to litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation be added to the In Camera agenda;

And further, that the April 10, 2003 General Committee Minutes be amended to show Councillor Fennell's departure as due to other municipal business;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the April 17, 2003 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2003-306


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-5) meeting held on April 10, 2003

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-94-2003:

That the consolidated agenda for the April 10, 2003, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2003-307


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Additional Item

Peter Dundas, Director, Ambulance and Emergency Programs and Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health Provided Members of General Committee with an Update on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) (Oral)

Received 2003-308

Peter Dundas, Director, Ambulance and Emergency Programs, advised that on March 26, 2003 the Premier of Ontario declared a state of emergency in Ontario with respect to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Peter Dundas stated that the Regional Emergency Operations Committee (REOC) was activated on Saturday, March 29, 2003 and thereon, daily meetings commenced on Sunday, March 30, 2003 to discuss matters relating to SARS. The last REOC meeting was held on Wednesday, April 9, 2003. He thanked all individuals involved in the operations of the meetings, including representatives from the area municipalities and Regional staff, for their enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring that the residents of Peel were kept safe.

He advised that staff from Ambulance and Emergency Programs is working with Public Health, the area acute care hospitals, the Minister of Health and the Provincial Operations Centre (POC) to assist in the implementation of all directives related to safety measures and the procurement of supplies. He further advised that, as a precautionary measure the three Region of Peel long term care facilities: Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and the Davis Centre, are all closed to visitors until further notice. Peter Dundas confirmed that there have been no SARS cases from contact in the Peel community.

Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, advised that a new causative virus to SARS may have been identified. He stated that there have been ten deaths in the Province of Ontario from SARS. He advised that the major impact of SARS in the GTA was in the City of Toronto and York Region. Dr. McKeown advised that there were nine probable and suspect cases reported in Peel, none of whom have died. He further advised that there is no risk to being out in public places and to continue taking precautionary steps such as frequent hand washings.


D1. Robert MacDermid, Chair, United Way of Peel Thanking the Region for its Support of the United Way of Peel

Received 2003-309

See also Resolution 2003-357

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-A2 was dealt with.

HS-A2. Regional Smoke-Free By-law Public Consultation
Presentation by Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-95-2003:

That the report of the Medical Officer of Health, dated April 10, 2003, titled "Regional Smoke-Free By-law Public Consultation" be referred to a Special Regional Council Meeting, to be held on May 22, 2003.

Approved 2003-310

See also Resolutions 2003-311 to 2003-341 inclusive


D2. Corey Dalton, Divisional President, Canyon Creek Chophouse to Support the Continued Use of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs)

Received 2003-311

See also Resolution 2003-310

D3. John McDonald, Director, Public Affairs, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. to Discuss the Importance of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) at their Brampton Facility

Received 2003-312

See also Resolution 2003-310

John MacDonald requested that Rothmans, Benson and Hedges be granted an exemption from the proposed sunset date of June, 2008 for the removal of designated smoking rooms. He noted that without an exemption, the company would have to relocate from Brampton.

D4. Ben So, Plant Facility Engineering Manager, DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Regarding the Draft Regional Smoke-Free By-law

Received 2003-313

See also Resolution 2003-310

Ben So requested that Daimler/Chrysler Canada Inc. be granted an exemption from the proposed sunset date of June, 2008 for the removal of designated smoking rooms. He noted that employees are prohibited from leaving the plant site during their shifts for safety reasons and that approximately 1,200 employees are smokers. He further stated that the company employs approximately 3,000 people and it would be impossible to restrict hiring to non-smokers.

Councillor Bissell noted that at the appropriate time, she would be placing a motion to amend the draft by-law as follows:

"Whereas both DaimlerChrysler and Rothmans, Benson & Hedges are unique in the Region of Peel as stated in Appendix I and Subsection 2(3) of the proposed by-law in the report of the Medical Officer of Health, dated April 10, 2003, titled "Regional Smoke-Free By-law Public Consultation";

And whereas both businesses are long term members of the business community in Brampton and have proved they cannot operate without Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs);

Therefore be it resolved that the exemption for these two businesses include an exemption from the sunset date, stated in this by-law;

And further, that under the conditions that Rothman's move from 5 to 4 DSRs, DaimlerChrysler move from 21 to 19 DSRs;

And further, that all DSRs meet construction and ventilation requirements in the by-law to the satisfaction of the Medical Officer of Health."


D5. Gary Nail, Employee, DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Regarding the Draft Regional Smoke-Free By-law

Received 2003-314

See also Resolution 2003-310

Gary Nail requested that the Smoke-Free By-law Committee investigate the feasibility of including in the by-law, restrictions on smoking at building entrances and exits.

He stated that proper enforcement of the by-law is needed with respect to the Designated Smoking Rooms within Daimler/Chrysler Canada Inc. noting that the doors are frequently left propped open.

He also questioned the need for DSRs at the Brampton plant noting that the Windsor facility is 100 per cent smoke-free.

D6. Jim Inglis on behalf of Rutherford Bingo and Gail Bernstein, CEO, International Centre Bingo Representing 37 Charities to Request that the Smoke-Free By-law Include an Exemption for Rutherford Bingo

Received 2003-315

See also Resolution 2003-310

Jim Inglis requested that charity bingo halls be granted an exemption with respect to the proposed 2008 sunset date for Designated Smoking Rooms. He stated that the by-laws currently in effect are sufficient.

Gail Bernstein noted that without such an exemption, the bingo business will fail.

Councillor Fennell requested information regarding the DSR regulations with respect to casinos located in Windsor and other neighbouring municipalities.

Councillor Prentice inquired if staff have investigated the effectiveness of DSRs and requested information regarding steps that the Region could take to assess the air quality in non-smoking sections of bingo halls.

Councillor Gyles inquired as to why casinos and bingo halls are grouped together under the by-law and asked that the Smoke-Free By-law Committee examine separating the two.


D7. Debbie Smith, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Peel Regarding the Draft Regional Smoke-Free By-law

Received 2003-316

See also Resolution 2003-310

D8. Mike Plaus, General Manager, Mississauga Symphony Regarding the Impact of the Draft Regional Smoke-Free By-law on Community Groups

Received 2003-317

See also Resolution 2003-310

Mike Plaus questioned why follow up consultations had been held with bingo hall owners but not with the charitable organizations that utilize them and requested that bingo halls be exempt from the DSR sunset clause.

D9. Jeff Martin, President, Martin Air Systems Regarding the Installation of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs)

Received 2003-318

See also Resolution 2003-310

Jeff Martin requested that the specific wording of the by-law be carefully reviewed to ensure it is not ambiguous. He noted that the same by-law wording is interpreted differently among municipalities who are responsible for issuing building permits. He noted that in some municipalities, the DSRs cannot provide access to patio areas while in others, the bar area cannot be within a DSR.

With respect to the December 2003 deadline for approvals of new DSRs, he requested that this date be amended in that December is the busiest time for the hospitality industry and therefore not practical to require establishments to interrupt their business for construction purposes.

D10. Heather Crowe, Ottawa Resident and Cynthia Callard, Executive Director, Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada to Advocate for Smoke-Free Public Places

Received 2003-319

See also Resolution 2003-310

Councillor Saito thanked Heather Crowe for her advocacy efforts towards a smoke-free environment.

D11. Edie Newton, Regional Director, Central Region, The Lung Association to Speak in Support of the Draft Regional Smoke-Free By-law

Received 2003-320

See also Resolution 2003-310

D12. Mike Reinders, President and Peter Muller, Manager, Heavy Civil Division, Maple Engineering & Construction Ltd. Regarding the Return of Maple's $150,000 Tender Deposit Cheque, Meadowvale North Pumping Station Expansion, Project Number 00-1935

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-342

D13. 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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-343

D14. Mike Cuttle, Owner/Operator, Jake's Boathouse Opposing the Removal of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005

Received 2003-321

See also Resolution 2003-310

D15. Stuart Beeston, Vice President, Tortoise Restaurant Group and Ian Baines, President, Jack Astor's Opposing the Removal of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005

Received 2003-322

See also Resolution 2003-310

D16. Lynn Jocham, Rotary Member, Heartlake Rotary Club Opposing the Removal of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs)

Withdrawn 2003-323

See also Resolution 2003-310

D17. Bob Naismith, Brampton Restaurant Alliance Opposing the Smoke Free By-Law

Received 2003-324

See also Resolution 2003-310

Bob Naismith stated that he received a letter from the Health department, dated April 2, 2003, on April 9, 2003 advising of the availability of the Public Consultation Report and questioned why there was not more time given to access and review the information.

Chair Kolb noted that at the time the delegation request was received for the four members of the Brampton Restaurant Alliance on April 7, 2003 staff was advised that the delegation already had the report to General Committee and proposed by-law and the delegation was advised of the availability of the consultation report the same day via e-mail.

The Regional Clerk advised that the consultation report was listed as an appendix to the report to General Committee on the Smoke-Free By-law. As such, the information became available to the public 48 hours after receipt by members of Council. Accordingly, the letter distributed by Health department staff stated the report would be available on April 7, 2003.

D18. Art Jacobson, Brampton Restaurant Alliance Opposing the Smoke Free By-Law

Received 2003-325

See also Resolution 2003-310

D19. Steve Anderson, Brampton Restaurant Alliance Opposing the Smoke Free By-Law

Withdrawn 2003-326

D20. Kevin Stauch, Brampton Restaurant Alliance Opposing the Smoke Free By-Law

Received 2003-327

See also Resolution 2003-310

D21. John McArdle, General Manager, International Centre Bingo to Support the Continued Use of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs)

Received 2003-328

See also Resolution 2003-310

D22. Andy Elder, Director of Operations, Shoeless Joe's Opposing Removing Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005

Received 2003-329

See also Resolution 2003-310

Andy Elder requested that the proposed sunset date be amended to 2010 and that the deadline for DSR construction be removed.


Councillor Prentice submitted the following questions and comments to the Regional Chair:

"I see Oakville has exempted Ford from their by-law. How does this exemption compare to others?

How many other buildings in Peel would comply under the DaimlerChrysler exemption?

I prefer each municipality deal with their own by-law - not at the Region level. I know this discussion took place previously but certainly most of Mississauga Council was not aware of the exemptions Brampton made. I don't want business in Mississauga approaching us to allow some exemption."


D23. Courtney Donovan, Policy Advocate and Michael Ferrabee, Executive Vice President, Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association Opposing Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005, Impact of Smoking Bans Across Canada

Received 2003-330

See also Resolution 2003-310

Courtney Donovan inquired as to how she can communicate concerns with specific wording in the by-law. The Chair directed that she meet with Health staff and Jeff Martin to discuss the wording of the by-law.

Courtney Donovan and Michael Ferrabee requested that the proposed sunset date for DSRs be amended to 2010.

D24. Len Coupland, Past District Governor, Lions International on behalf of Chinguacousy Lions Club Regarding Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in Bingo Halls

Received 2003-331

See also Resolution 2003-310

D25. Ryan Parks, Ontario Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Association Supporting the Continued Use of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs)

Received 2003-332

See also Resolution 2003-310

D26. Tim Lambrinos, Executive Director, Adult Entertainment Association of Canada Regarding the Impact of Smoke-Free By-law on the Adult Entertainment Industry

Received 2003-333

See also Resolution 2003-310

D27. Peter Psihogios, Airport Strip Club Regarding the Impact of Smoke-Free By-law on his Establishment

Received 2003-334

See also Resolution 2003-310

D28. Scott Kurtzman, Treasures Gentlemen's Club to Support the Continued Use of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs)

Received 2003-335

See also Resolution 2003-310

Scott Kurtzman requested that adult entertainment establishments be classed the same as casinos as they too attract a specific clientele and are not located in residential areas.

D29. Michael Nelson, Pure Gold, Adult Entertainment Regarding the Impact of Smoke-Free By-law on the Adult Entertainment Industry

Received 2003-336

See also Resolution 2003-310

D30. Steve Georgopoulos, President, Louisiana Restaurant Opposing the Removal of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005

Withdrawn 2003-337

See also Resolution 2003-310

D31. Heather Cooper, Louisiana Restaurant Opposing the Removal of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005

Withdrawn 2003-338

See also Resolution 2003-310

D32. Manfred Aach, Prime Restaurant Opposing the Removal of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005

Withdrawn 2003-339

See also Resolution 2003-310

D33. Chris Kircos, Ariston Restaurant Opposing the Removal of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) in 2005

Withdrawn 2003-340

See also Resolution 2003-310

D34. Soo Wong, Manager, No Smoking By-law, York Region Health Services Regarding York Region's Smoke-Free By-law

Received 2003-341

See also Resolution 2003-310

Soo Wong provided a presentation of the process in place in York Region, specifically noting that compliance testing is performed by a mechanical engineer hired by the Region.



Items D12 and D13 were dealt with.

D12. Mike Reinders, President and Peter Muller, Manager, Heavy Civil Division, Maple Engineering & Construction Ltd. Regarding the Return of Maple's $150,000 Tender Deposit Cheque, Meadowvale North Pumping Station Expansion, Project Number 00-1935

Withdrawn 2003-342

See also Resolutions 2003-343 and 2003-347

D13. 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 2003-343

See also Resolutions 2003-342 and 2003-347


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION GC-96-2003:

That the items listed on the April 10, 2003 General Committee Agenda being: Items Related to Public Works; Items Related to Management; Items Related to Planning; Items Related to Housing and Property; and Items Related to Human Services, be referred to the April 17, 2003 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2003-344


F. OTHER BUSINESS


7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Acting Regional Chair Gyles presided.

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Mayfield Road Widening from Hurontario Street to Heart Lake Road, Project 01-4830 - City of Brampton, Ward 2 and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the Agreement for Professional Consulting Services between the Region of Peel and the consulting engineering firm, Stantec Consulting Limited, be extended to provide detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services for the widening of Mayfield Road from Kennedy Road to Heart Lake Road, at a total estimated cost of $374,300 (excluding G.S.T.) under Capital Project 01-4830, for a total commitment of $1,108,550 (excluding G.S.T.);

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

Carried 2003-345


PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Additional Funding for the Copper Road Building Renovations Phase 2, Capital Project 01-9043

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That additional funding of $311,000 be provided to Capital Project 01-9043, Copper Road Facility Upgrade, for a total project cost of $1,011,000, to cover the costs of relocating Waste Management - Collection and Processing staff from 10 Peel Centre Dr. to Copper Road and the cost of furniture for Copper Road Engineering and Construction staff - Survey Section and Waste Management - Collection and Processing staff;

And further, that funding of $225,000 be provided to Capital Project 01-9043, financed from the Waste Management Building Reserve R1960;

And further, that funding of $17,000 be provided to Capital Project 01-9043, financed from the Roads Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0210;

And further, that funding of $43,000 be provided to Capital Project 01-9043, financed from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0241;

And further, that funding of $26,000 be provided to Capital Project 01-9043, financed from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242.

Carried 2003-346


PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-C1. Expansion of the Meadowvale North Pumping Station, Project No. 00-1935 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9 and Expansion of the North Brampton Pumping Station and Reservoir, Project No. 00-1950 - City of Brampton, Ward 10 (Oral)
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Mark Schiller, Director of Water and Wastewater Treatment

Deferred to the May 1, 2003 General Committee Meeting 2003-347

See also Resolutions 2003-342 and 2003-343

PW-C2. Emergency Internal Repairs, East Brampton Reservoir, Capital Project 03-1965 - City of Brampton, Ward 7

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

Whereas a recent detailed inspection of the internal reservoir condition has revealed extensive cracking at various concrete expansion joints, sections of porous concrete within the reservoir floor and unsuitable expansion joint material that must be replaced;

And whereas the repairs are required immediately to ensure adequate water quantity supplies are available for Brampton during the 2003 peak demand period;

It is recommended that Tarpon Contracting be retained to complete internal restoration and repairs for the existing cells at the East Brampton Reservoir, at a total estimated cost of $416,926 (including GST) under Project 03-1965;

And further, that the additional funds in the amount of $230,000 be provided to Project 03-1965 from Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0241).

Carried 2003-348


PW-D. Waste Management

PW-D1. Waste Collection Surcharge

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the Amending Agreement dated September 17, 2001 between the Region of Peel and Canadian Waste Services Inc. (CWSI) for the provision of waste collection services be further amended to allow for the annual "Collection Surcharge" in the amount of $937,145.80 (exclusive of applicable taxes) to be paid for each contract year starting May 1, 2001 and ending April 30, 2005 (four contract years);

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

Carried 2003-349

PW-D2. Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site Final Capping and Grading

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That increased funding of $1,000,000 be provided to Capital Project #99-6230 in order to complete the final capping and grading requirements at the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site;

And further, that the funding be financed from the Waste Management Landfill Reserve (R1010).

Carried 2003-350

PW-D3. Sale of Two D8N's and One D8R Caterpillar Tractors from the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the Region of Peel proceed with the buy back agreement with Toromont Industries for the sale of two Caterpillar D8N and one Caterpillar D8R track-type tractors used at the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site, valued at $930,000 plus applicable taxes, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the original purchase contract;

And further, that the funds ($930,000) be deposited into the Vehicle Reserve (R1610).

Carried 2003-351

PW-D4. Fall 2002 Environment Day Event Summary and Spring 2003 Environment Day Event Locations

Received 2003-352

PW-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-E1. Ann Mulvale, Mayor, Town of Oakville, Letter dated January 28, 2003, Thanking Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management for Being a Guest on the Municipal Insight Show on January 21, 2003 to Discuss the Challenges of Managing Waste Generated in the Region of Peel

Received 2003-353

PW-E2. Ann Mulvale, Mayor, Town of Oakville, Letter dated March 11, 2003, Thanking James LeSarge, Supervisor, Traffic Signals and Systems for Being a Guest on the Municipal Insight Show on March 4, 2003 to Discuss Traffic Control Practices of the Region of Peel

Received 2003-354

PW-E3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 21, 2003, Advising that the Ministry of the Environment Posted Waste Diversion Ontario's (WDO) Blue Box Plan for a 60-day Public Comment Period and that Municipal Funding in the First Year Will be Delayed

Received 2003-355

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-A1. Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 27 to May 3, 2003

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

Whereas National Volunteer Week is being celebrated across Canada from April 27 - May 3, 2003, joining this national celebration to hold Volunteer Week in Peel is significant because volunteers enhance and extend Regional program and service delivery to the Peel community;

And whereas volunteers assist Regional staff in responding to the needs of an increasingly large and diverse population;

And whereas across Regional departments, more than fifteen hundred volunteers are contributing to the community's health and well-being;

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

Carried 2003-356

MA-A2. United Way of Peel Region - Stewardship Agreement Update

Received 2003-357

See also Resolution 2003-309


FINANCE

MA-B. Financial Services

MA-B1. 2002 Triannual Financial Report - Year End (Unaudited and Unconsolidated)

Received 2003-358



PEOPLE INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

MA-C. Information Technology Services

MA-C1. Desktop and Notebook Computers - Amendment to Contract Award

Moved by Councillor Bissell,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the standard product line for desktop computers for the Region of Peel, Peel Living and Peel Regional Police be expanded to include IBM, as well as Hewlett Packard computers, subject to satisfactory performance and competitive pricing;

And further, that the standard product line for notebook computers for the Region of Peel, Peel Living and Peel Regional Police be expanded to include Hewlett Packard, as well as IBM computers, subject to satisfactory performance and competitive pricing;

And further, that further additional requirements for desktop and notebook computers from either Hewlett Packard or IBM continue to be purchased under the Region's existing contract with Hypertec Systems Inc., as approved by Council Resolution 2002-111 in January 2002.

Carried 2003-359

MA-C2. Public Sector Network Update and Budget

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That in accordance with the Public Sector Network (PSN) Partnership Agreement, the proposed PSN Budget for 2003, as documented in Schedule A of the report of the Commissioners of People, Information and Technology, Public Works and Corporate Services titled "Public Sector Network Update and Budget" dated February 22, 2003, be approved, with no impact on the overall Regional budget;

And further, that staff be authorized to apply revenues received from PSN Subscribers in 2001-2002 to offset shared network expenditures, as documented in Schedule A of the report of the Commissioners of People, Information and Technology, Public Works and Corporate Services titled "Public Sector Network Update and Budget" dated February 22, 2003;

And further, that the Region enter into a PSN Access Agreement with the University of Toronto;

And further, that the Region of Peel enter into an agreement with Blink Communications (Oakville Hydro) and/or a PSN Access Agreement with the Ministry of Transportation Ontario for the purpose of providing access to PSN by the Ministry of Transportation, subject to review and approval of such agreement(s) by the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate, through the PSN Steering Committee, PSN Access Agreements with other public sector organizations with facilities in Peel and that the Region execute such Agreements, subject to review and approval by the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate with Enersource Telecom Inc. and/or Hydro One Telecom Inc. mutually beneficial exchanges of Irrefutable Rights of Use (IRU) for strands of fibre for the purpose of facilitating connection of Peel Schools by the Hydro Corporations in Peel and that the Region execute such Agreements for Region-owned fibre, subject to review and approval by the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate Municipal Access Agreements with Enersource Telecom Inc. and/or Hydro One Telecom Inc. to, among other things, not impose annual municipal access fees or telecommunications application fees due under the Region's Fees By-Law related to the installation of telecommunications infrastructure in the Region's road allowance, in consideration for the Region not being charged PSN pole and duct access fees, and that the Region execute such agreements, subject to review and approval by the Regional Solicitor.

Carried 2003-360


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Kathy Stranks, Executive Assistant to the Chair & Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated March 3, 2003, Regarding Municipal Appointments to TRCA Following the November 2003 Election

Referred to Corporate Services 2003-361

MA-D2. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 14, 2003, Announcing that the Legislature has been Prorogued and will Resume on April 30, 2003

Received 2003-362

MA-D3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 21, 2003, Announcing that the Province has Extended the Electricity Price Cap to Large Consumers Using up to 250,000-Kilowatt Hours Per Year, But did not Expand the Definition of "Designated Consumer" to Include Many Municipal Entities

Received 2003-363

MA-D4. J. Craig Mather, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated March 25, 2003, Providing a Notice of Meeting to Approve 2003 Non-Matching Levy for TRCA on April 25, 2003

Received 2003-364

MA-D5. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 26, 2003, Announcing that AMO's President, Ken Boshcoff and Past President, Ann Mulvale Along with Pat Vanini, Executive Director will be Attending the Ontario Budget Presentation

Received 2003-365

MA-D6. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 27, 2003, Regarding an Announcement from Ontario's Finance Minister, the Honourable Janet Ecker, About the Province's Recommitment to Opening a Dialogue with the Municipal Sector on Multi-Year Funding

Received 2003-366

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

Chaired by Councillor P. Saito

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 7 - Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Conformity Amendment

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That Regional Council support and pass the necessary by-law enacting Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 7 (ROPA 7), attached as Appendix I;

And further, that upon adoption, ROPA 7 and supporting information be forwarded by the Regional Clerk to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) for approval, before April 22, 2003 as required by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001;

And further, that a letter be sent by the Regional Clerk to the MMAH requesting that the Minister defer approval of ROPA 7 to coincide with the approval of the Town of Caledon's Official Plan Amendment;

And further, that a letter be sent by the Regional Clerk to the MMAH on April 17, 2003 requesting a one year extension (to April 22, 2004) on the Minister's Approval only as it relates to wellhead protection policies to provide Council with an opportunity to potentially adopt additional wellhead protection policies within the ORMCP area, as may be recommended by the York-Peel-Durham Groundwater Strategy and other emerging source water protection initiatives;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated March 26, 2003, titled "Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 7 - Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Conformity Amendment" be forwarded for information, to Peel's Area Municipalities, municipalities adjacent to Caledon, the Regions of Durham and York, affected Conservation Authorities, and those parties requesting notification.

Carried 2003-367

This item was reconsidered under Resolutions 2003-370 to 2003-372 inclusive

See also Resolution 2003-391

PL-A2. OPA 161 and Proposed Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 6 (Humeniuk), Settlement Discussions Continue

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-398

PL-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-B1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 26, 2003, Advising that the Provincial Government is Making Several Changes to the Proposed Regulations Under the Nutrient Management Act (NMA)

Received 2003-368

PL-B2. M. Elyse Allan, President and CEO, The Toronto Board of Trade, Letter dated February 27, 2003, Regarding the Recommendation of a GTA-wide Transportation Authority

Received 2003-369

 

Councillor Seglins requested a motion to amend the recommendation relating to Item PL-A1:

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That the recommendation relating to Item PL-A1 be reconsidered.

Carried by two-thirds vote 2003-370

See also Resolutions 2003-367, 2003-371, 2003-372 and 2003-391


Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That the following recommendations be added to the recommendations of Resolution 2003-367:

That Section 2.2.9.3.7 c) regarding Countryside Areas be amended by adding the following sentence to the end of the paragraph:

In addition, the Town of Caledon may recognize non-residential uses on existing lots of record in the Village of Palgrave where the use would have been lawfully permitted by the Town of Caledon's existing Zoning By-law on November 15, 2001.

And further, that Section 2.2.9.3.6 be amended by adding the word "external" before the word "boundary";

And further, that Schedule D1 be amended by adding the word "external" before the word "boundary" in the legend.

Carried 2003-371

See also Resolutions 2003-367, 2003-370, 2003-372 and 2003-391


Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:03 a.m.


The main motion as amended was considered:

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Regional Council support and pass the necessary by-law enacting Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 7 (ROPA 7), attached as Appendix I;

And further, that upon adoption, ROPA 7 and supporting information be forwarded by the Regional Clerk to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) for approval, before April 22, 2003 as required by the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act, 2001;

And further, that a letter be sent by the Regional Clerk to the MMAH requesting that the Minister defer approval of ROPA 7 to coincide with the approval of the Town of Caledon's Official Plan Amendment;

And further, that a letter be sent by the Regional Clerk to the MMAH on April 17, 2003 requesting a one year extension (to April 22, 2004) on the Minister's Approval only as it relates to wellhead protection policies. This would provide Council with an opportunity to potentially adopt additional wellhead protection policies within the ORMCP area, as may be recommended by the York-Peel-Durham Groundwater Strategy and other emerging source water protection initiatives;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated March 26, 2003, titled "Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 7 - Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Conformity Amendment" be forwarded for information, to Peel's Area Municipalities, municipalities adjacent to Caledon, the Regions of Durham and York, affected Conservation Authorities, and those parties requesting notification;

And further, that Section 2.2.9.3.7 c) regarding Countryside Areas be amended by adding the following sentence to the end of the paragraph:

In addition, the Town of Caledon may recognize non-residential uses on existing lots of record in the Village of Palgrave where the use would have been lawfully permitted by the Town of Caledon's existing Zoning By-law on November 15, 2001;

And further, that Section 2.2.9.3.6 be amended by adding the word "external" before the word "boundary";

And further, that Schedule D1 be amended by adding the word "external" before the word "boundary" in the legend.

Carried 2003-372

See also Resolutions 2003-367, 2003-370, 2003-371 and 2003-391

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Acting Regional Chair Gyles presided.

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Inquest Touching the Deaths of Gillian and Ralph Hadley - Overview of Inquest Jury Recommendations

Received 2003-373


HO-B. Housing

HO-B1. Market Rent Tenants/Members Applying for Rent Geared-to-Income Housing

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That the new local priority policy to assist social housing market rent tenants/members in obtaining rent geared-to-income assistance when they meet eligibility criteria as set out in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living, dated March 20, 2003, titled "Market Rent Tenants/Members Applying for Rent Geared-to-Income Housing" be approved.

Carried 2003-374

HO-B2. Report on Progress of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing

Received 2003-375


HO-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-C1. Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) - ONPHA Board Connections - March, 2003

Received 2003-376

 

Councillor Begley arrived at 10:25 a.m.

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

Chaired by Councillor K. Mahoney

HEALTH

HS-A. Healthy Lifestyles

HS-A1. Oral Health Status of Peel Children
Presentation by Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the Region's Commissioners of Health, Public Works and the Medical Officer of Health report to Regional Council on the feasibility and associated costs of fluoridating Caledon communal well water in order to improve the oral heath status of children in Caledon;

And further, that Public Health include enhanced preventive dental health services in 2004 budget proposals to effectively meet the oral health needs of Peel's children;

And further, that Regional Council advocate to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for funding of non-urgent dental treatment for children whose parents are employed but cannot afford dental treatment.

Carried 2003-377

Additional Item

Update on the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the Region of Peel (Oral)

Received 2003-378

Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, advised that to date, four probable and eight suspected cases have been reported in Peel residents. Two cases are in Peel hospitals. He stated that there are currently 223 individuals under home isolation in 76 households. He further stated that there are no SARS cases arising from contact in Peel.


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. General Services

HS-B1. Community Programs Funding - Multi-Year Funding Agreements with Established Agencies

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That Community Programs Funding for the Boys and Girls Club of Peel for $15,000 under a one-year funding agreement for 2003, to be financed from Social Services' operating budget (CF00012 56743) be approved;

And further, that funding be approved for Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre for 2003, for an additional $12,000, to be financed from Social Services' operating budget (CF00012 56743).

Carried 2003-379

HS-B2. OMSSA 2003 Learning Symposium

Received 2003-380


HS-C. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-C1. Potential Impact of Outstanding Electricity Arrears for Ontario Works (OW) Recipients and the Working Poor in the Region of Peel

Received 2003-381


HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Jane Stewart. P.C., M.P., Minister of Human Resources Development, Letter dated February 26, 2003, Responding to Resolution 2002-1113, Regarding Canada's Innovation Strategy - Funding the Skills Agenda for Peel Regional and Community Services

Received 2003-382


HS-D2. Monita O'Connor, Regional Director, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated March 13, 2003, on Behalf of Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Responding to Resolution 2003-14, which Requested that the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Increase the Amount of Provincial Funding for the Region of Peel's Mental Health and Addiction Service Providers to the Average (per capita) Provincial Funding for such Services

Received 2003-383

See also Resolution 2003-384

HS-D3. Steve Isaak, Executive Director, Halton-Peel District Health Council (HPDHC), Letter dated March 6, 2003, Responding to the Region's Letter Regarding Resolution 2003-14, Regarding Funding of Mental Health and Addiction Services in the Region of Peel

Received 2003-384

See also Resolution 2003-383

HS-D4. Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT), Letter dated April 1, 2003, Providing a Summary of the Smoke-Free By-Law Status for all 446 Municipalities in Ontario

Deferred to the May 22, 2003 Special Regional Council Meeting 2003-385

See also Resolutions 2003-386 to 2003-390 inclusive and 2003-392

HS-D5. Bob Peacock, President, The Brampton Board of Trade, Letter dated March 19, 2003, Supporting Rothmans, Benson & Hedges' Bid to Receive an Exemption from the Region of Peel's Smoke-Free By-law

Deferred to the May 22, 2003 Special Regional Council Meeting 2003-386

See also Resolutions 2003-385, 2003-387 to 2003-390 inclusive, and 2003-392

HS-D6. Iryna Korpan, President, Ukrainian Radio Program, Letter dated March 2, 2003, to Councillor Cliff Gyles Requesting that the Smoke Free By-law be Revised

Deferred to the May 22, 2003 Special Regional Council Meeting 2003-387

See also Resolutions 2003-385, 2003-386, 2003-388 to 2003-390 inclusive and 2003-392


HS-D7. Frank Athanasiou and Nick Iatropoulos, Zorro's Steak House and Tavern, Letter dated April 8, 2003, to Mayor Hazel McCallion Requesting the Extension of the Smoking By-law until 2010

Deferred to the May 22, 2003 Special Regional Council Meeting 2003-388

See also Resolutions 2003-385 to 2003-387 inclusive, 2003-389, 2003-390 and 2003-392

HS-D8. John McDonald, Director, Public Affairs, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc., Letter dated April 7, 2003 to Discuss the Importance of Designated Smoking Rooms (DSRs) at their Brampton Facility

Deferred to the May 22, 2003 Special Regional Council Meeting 2003-389

See also Resolutions 2003-385 to 2003-388 inclusive, 2003-390 and 2003-392


Additional Item

Motion from Councillor McCallion regarding the Smoke-Free By-law

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That the Chair of the Region of Peel, the Medical Officer of Health and the Smoke-Free By-law Committee arrange a meeting with the Provincial Minister of Health to determine what the Province is prepared to do with regards to regulating smoking in the Province of Ontario.

Carried 2003-390

See also Resolutions 2003-385 to 2003-389 inclusive and 2003-392


Councillor McCallion departed at 11:23 a.m., due to other municipal business


8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 15-2003: A by-law to Adopt Official Plan Amendment Number 7

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 15-2003, 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 2003-391

See also Resolution 2003-367 and 2003-370 to 372 inclusive


By-law 14-2003: A by-law to regulate the smoking of tobacco in public places and workplaces within the municipality

Deferred to the May 22, 2003 Special Regional Council Meeting 2003-392

See also Resolutions 2003-385 to 2003-389 inclusive and 2003-390


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider a Council reports relating to the following:

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

  • Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including Regional employees

Carried 2003-393


Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Harker;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2003-394



1. Staff Reports

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

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That the Regional Council support the settlement of the Town of Caledon's Mineral Aggregate Policies (OPA 161) and Environment Policies (OPA 124) substantially in the form of Appendix I, of the report of the Commissioner of Planning and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated April 9, 2003, In Camera Report - Item Number 11-1a;

And further, Regional Council authorize the Commissioner of Planning and the Commissioner of Corporate Services to instruct legal counsel for the Region of Peel to support the settlement of OPA 161 and OPA 124 substantially in accordance with the policies in Appendix 1;

And further, that Regional Council endorse the Minutes of Settlement (Appendix II) regarding the Humeniuk Settlement and authorize the signing officers of the Region of Peel to execute the Minutes of Settlement on behalf of the Region;

And further, that Regional Council authorize the Clerk of the Region of Peel to make copies of the report of the Commissioners of Planning and Corporate Services, dated April 9, 2003, In Camera Report - Item Number 11-1a, available to all interested members of the public and to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), once Council for the Town of Caledon has endorsed these settlements and legal counsel for the Region has advised the Commissioners that these settlements will be presented on consent to the OMB.

Carried 2003-395

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

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That in accordance with part VI, s. 228. paragraph (2) of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, chapter 25, the following individuals be appointed to the position of Deputy Clerk: Bonnie Zeran for the period of May 5 to December 19, 2003; Sharla Martin for the period of December 20, 2003 to February 14, 2004; and Christine Zelman for the period of February 15 to April 4, 2004, and that these individuals carry out the duties of the Clerk prescribed by law, for the designated periods and at the remuneration determined under the policies and procedures applicable to the Regional Corporation;

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

Carried 2003-396

See also Resolution 2003-399


Additional Item

c) Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation (Oral)

Received 2003-397


Items Related to Planning - Item PL-A2 was dealt with.

PL-A2. OPA 161 and Proposed Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 6 (Humeniuk), Settlement Discussions Continue

Received 2003-398


11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA ITEMS

Three Readings

By-law 16-2003: A by-law to appoint individuals to the position of Deputy Clerk for the Regional Corporation for a temporary period, under paragraph (2) of section 228 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. chapter 25.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the by-law relating to the In Camera item added to the Regional Council meeting agenda, being By-law 16-2003, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2003-399

See also Resolution 2003-396



12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 17-2003 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 17, 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 2003-400


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:33 a.m.






C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
  C. Gyles
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Acting Regional Chair