THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 19, 2003

Regional Chair Kolb 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 DiMarco recited the prayer.

Members: G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, C. Gyles¨, C. Harker, N. Iannicca¨, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion*¨, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice*, P. Saito, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead
   
Members Absent:

R. Begley; L. Bissell, due to vacation; F. Dale, due to personal matters; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business

   
Also Present:

R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; B. Zeran, Deputy Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator; E. Corazzola, Legislative Co-ordinator

 


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) May 29, 2003, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 29, 2003 be approved.

Carried 2003-603

 

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the consolidated agenda for the June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional item under Delegations/ Presentations regarding Chair Kolb's contributions to the Ontario Traffic Convention (OTC);

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2003-604


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Chief Noel Catney and Larry Button, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Peel Regional Police to Present a Peel Regional Police Overview and Status Report on Provincial Adequacy Regulations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-683


Additional item

b) Councillor Marolyn Morrison, Councillor Pat Saito and Jim Carrick, Manager, Traffic & Transportation Engineering, Public Works Department Presenting Emil Kolb, Regional Chair with an Honorary Membership in the 2003 Ontario Traffic Convention (OTC)

Received 2003-605


Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:54 a.m.


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2003-8) meeting held on June 12, 2003

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-158-2003:

That the consolidated agenda for the June 12, 2003, General Committee meeting be amended to refer In Camera Item G1, relating to litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation, to the June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the June 12, 2003, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2003-606


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Mike Goldrup, Director, Communication Services Presenting Communication Excellence Awards, 2003

Received 2003-607

D2. Gerald Russell, Resident, City of Brampton, to Discuss the Availability of Housing and Shelters in the Region of Peel and to Request that a Public Question Period be Included on Regional Council Agendas

Received 2003-608

D3. Leslie Adams, Member of Halton - Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship Council Requesting a Contribution to Help Offset the Costs Associated with Attending the Leading Edge Stewardship Conference in Victoria, British Columbia

Received 2003-609

Referred to staff for review and report back to the June 19, 2003 Regional Council Meeting

See also Resolution 2003-668


Item HS-C2 was dealt with.

HS-C2. Children's Services "Open the Door to Better Futures" Pilot Project
Presentation by Lesley Max, Program Developer, and Amanda Alleyne, Participant, "Open the Door" Program, Children's Services

Received 2003-610


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. Provincial Advisory Committee - Comments on the Final Report on Watershed-Based Source Protection Planning Framework

Referred to the June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting 2003-611

See also Resolutions 2003-616 and 2003-663


PL-B. Transportation Planning

PL-B1. Urban Transportation Showcase Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-159-2003:

That Regional Council receive the Urban Transportation Showcase Program detailed application, dated May 16, 2003, titled "SMART COMMUTE INITIATIVE" as set out in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated May 27, 2003, titled "Urban Transportation Showcase Program";

And further, that on behalf of the Region, the Regional Chair send a letter to the Minister of Transportation, Ontario requesting their participation and financial contribution to the "SMART COMMUTE INITIATIVE";

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) municipal participants and the area municipalities in Peel.

Approved 2003-612

PL-B2. Status Update for the Proposed GO Train Station in Bolton

RECOMMENDATION GC-160-2003:

That the Regional Chair write to the Ontario Minister of Transportation and the Chair of GO Transit requesting them to initiate a feasibility study for commuter rail service to Bolton;

And further, that copies of the subject letter be sent to the Region of York City of Vaughan, City of Brampton, and the Town of Caledon, encouraging them to forward similar letters to the Minister of Transportation and the Chair of GO Transit;

And further, that Real Estate staff be authorized to commence negotiations for the acquisition of an Option to Purchase or other form of Agreement that will secure/protect the future Bolton GO Station site and report back to Regional Council on the conclusion of the said negotiations;

And further, the Town of Caledon be requested to take appropriate action to protect access to the designated GO station location through the planning approval process;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated May 21, 2003, titled "Status Update for the Proposed Go Train Station in Bolton" be forwarded to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), GO Transit, Region of York, City of Vaughan, City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, and the Town of Caledon for their review and consideration.

Approved 2003-613

PL-B3. Future Transportation Policy Framework - Government of Canada

Referred to the June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting 2003-614

See also Resolution 2003-664


PL-C. Development Planning Services

PL-C1. Regional Official Plan (ROP) Amendment Proposing to Change ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network (File 03-002) - Town of Caledon, Wards 4 and 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-161-2003:

That staff be authorized to schedule and organize a public meeting, pursuant to S. 17(15) of the Planning Act to inform the public and hear views regarding a Regional Official Plan Amendment to change the site of the proposed GO Rail Station from the southeast to the northwest quadrant of the Bolton Rural Service Centre;

And further, that Councillors Whitehead, Palleschi and Harker, be delegated authority to serve as a Committee of Council to hold a statutory public meeting on behalf of Regional Council to receive information regarding a Regional Official Plan (ROP) Amendment to change ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network and to satisfy Section 17(15) of the Planning Act;

And further, that the statutory public meeting be held in the Town of Caledon in close proximity to Bolton for the purpose of receiving public comments on a draft amendment to the Region of Peel Official Plan as it relates to the Proposed GO Rail Station in Bolton;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated May 26, 2003, titled "Regional Official Plan Amendment Proposing to Change ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network (File 03-002) - Town of Caledon, Wards 4 and 5" be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Transportation, Peel's area municipalities, the City of Vaughan, Region of York and GO Transit for comment;

And further, that staff bring forward a final proposed amendment to the Region of Peel Official Plan (ROP), that takes into consideration the comments received from the statutory public meeting and public agency consultation, for adoption.

Approved 2003-615


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. Brian E. Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated May 27, 2003, Providing the TRCA's Comments on the Provincial Advisory Committee's Final Report on Watershed-based Source Protection Planning Framework and Advising of a Workshop to Discuss the Proposed Source Protection Framework Scheduled for June 18, 2003

Received 2003-616

See also Resolutions 2003-611 and 2003-663

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Region of Halton Resident Request for Water and Wastewater Service to the West Side of Ninth Line (Between Britannia Road and Derry Road) - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-162-2003:

That the Region of Peel enter into an agreement with the Region of Halton and the property owner for 6314 Ninth Line, Milton, Ontario to provide municipal water and wastewater services to this property;

And further, that the subject property owner be responsible for water and wastewater service construction and for all financial responsibilities, including connection charges, legal disbursements and a system 'buy-in' charge equivalent to the water and wastewater component of the Region of Peel's residential Development Charges By-Law Number 68-1999;

And further, that the subject property be added to the Region of Peel water and wastewater billing system;

And further, that the Regional Municipality of Halton and the subject property owner be so advised;

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

Approved 2003-617


PW-A2. Update on Water Taking Initiatives

Received 2003-618

PW-A3. Document No. 2003-162T, Watermain Construction on Countryside Drive from Airport Road to Goreway Drive, Capital Project 02-1105 - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Referred to the June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting 2003-619

See also Resolution 2003-665

PW-A4. Speed Limit Review - Re-Evaluation: Regional Road 9 (King Street) West of Duffy's Lane - Town of Caledon,
Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-163-2003:

That the existing posted speed limit of 60 km/h on Regional Road 9 (King Street) from Connaught Crescent to a point located 385 metres (1,263 feet) west of Glasgow Road be extended further west to include an additional 780 metres (2,553 feet) of roadway currently posted at 80 km/h, in the Town of Caledon;

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

And further, that the Ontario Provincial Police be advised.

Approved 2003-620

See also Resolution 2003-669

PW-A5. Replacement of Three Total Station Survey Instruments, Capital Project 03-9050

RECOMMENDATION GC-164-2003:

That the Region of Peel enter into a Direct Negotiation with Trimble Canada Ltd. for the purchase of three Total Station Survey instruments for a total of $86,955 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 03-9050 pursuant to Purchasing By-Law Number 62-2001;

And further, that the necessary funds for Capital Project 03-9050 of $100,000 ($86,955 plus applicable taxes) be financed from the Engineering Services Equipment Reserve R2240;

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

Approved 2003-621

PW-A6. Document No. 2003-067T, Queen Street East Reconstruction and Northeast Brampton Feedermain from West Drive to Airport Road, Capital Projects 01-4030, 02-1970, 03-1105, 03-1490 and 03-1495 - City of Brampton, Wards 7, 8, 9, and 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-165-2003:

That the contract for Queen Street East Reconstruction and the construction of the 2100mm (7ft) diameter Northeast Brampton Feedermain from West Drive to Airport Road, City of Brampton, be awarded to Dufferin Construction Company Limited, in the amount of $36,591,307 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Projects 01-4030, 02-1970, 03-1105, 03-1490 and 03-1495 in accordance with Purchasing By-law Number 62-2001;

And further, that additional funding of $3,287,691 be provided to Capital Project 01-4030, funded from the Regional Roads Development Charge Reserve (R3505) subject to these funds being added to the value of works to be recovered from future development charges as outlined in the Development Charges Background Study, dated May 23, 2003;

And further, that additional funding of $169,202 be provided to Capital Project 03-1105, funded from the Regional Water Development Charge Reserve (R3530) subject to these funds being added to the value of works to be recovered from future development charges as outlined in the Development Charges Background Study, dated May 23, 2003;

And further, that additional funding of $87,250 be provided to Capital Project 03-1495, funded from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0241);

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

Approved 2003-622


PW-A7. Document No. 2002-328N, Trunk Sewer Inspection and Condition Assessment - Project 03-2530

RECOMMENDATION GC-166-2003:

That the Region of Peel enter into a Direct Negotiation with M.E. Andrews and Associates Limited to carry out inspections, condition assessments and related studies on various major sanitary trunk sewers for the 2003 program for $799,500 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 03-2530, pursuant to Purchasing By-law Number 62-2001;

And further, that funding of $1,000,000 for the 2003 program be provided to Capital Project 03-2530 from the Wastewater Unallocated Capital Project 02-2000, funded from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0242);

And further, that staff be authorized to extend the contract in 2004 to M.E. Andrews and Associates Limited to undertake and complete the proposed 2004 program, subject to Council approval of the 2004 Capital Budget, based on satisfactory service, performance and pricing.

Approved 2003-623


PW-B. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-B1. Annual Compliance Report: Municipal Water Supplies

RECOMMENDATION GC-167-2003:

Whereas Condition 4 of all Certificates of Approval for municipal waterworks in Ontario requires the waterworks owner to complete an annual Compliance Report detailing compliance with all terms and conditions of the Certificates of Approval;

And whereas each Compliance Report shall be signed by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works, designated by the Council of the municipality that owns the works;

And whereas the owner of the waterworks shall confirm by a Resolution of Council that the Compliance Report has been presented to Council;

Therefore be it resolved that Regional Council endorse the Annual Water Compliance Report for 2002 to comply with Condition 4.

Approved 2003-624


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. KMS Peel Energy-From-Waste Facility Expansion

Received 2003-625

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)

Received 2003-626

HO-A2. Proposed License Agreement Between the Regional Municipality of Peel and Credit Valley Conservation Authority for Use of a Portion of Land at the Caledon Landfill Site Located at 1795 Quarry Drive - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-168-2003:

That the License Agreement dated April 15, 2003 between The Regional Municipality of Peel as Licensor and Credit Valley Conservation Authority as Licensee for a portion of the lands located at the Caledon Landfill at 1795 Quarry Drive, Caledon and being legally described as Part of the West Half of Lot 15, Concession 3 East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Caledon), Regional Municipality of Peel, be approved.

Approved 2003-627


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. Elisabeth Arnold, Co-Chair, National Housing Policy Options Team, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated May 15, 2003, Requesting Continuing Support in the Form of a 1.5 cent per capita Contribution to Fund the Work of the FCM National Housing Policy Options Team until April, 2004

Referred back to staff for further information on advantages of participation and report back 2003-628

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH

HS-A. Environmental Health

HS-A1. Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Clean Air Council Idle-Free Campaign

RECOMMENDATION GC-169-2003:

That Region of Peel participation in the GTA Idle-Free Campaign as outlined in the report of the Medical Officer of Health and the Commissioner of Health, dated May 26, 2003, titled "Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Clean Air Council Idle-Free Campaign", be approved;

And further, that Peel's area municipalities be encouraged to consider implementing anti-idling by-laws.

Approved 2003-629


HS-B. Family Health

HS-B1. Child Health Campaign

Received 2003-630


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-C. Children's Services

HS-C1. Children's Services Financial Reporting Requirements

Received 2003-631

HS-C2. Children's Services "Open the Door to Better Futures" Pilot Project
Presentation by Lesley Max, Program Developer, "Open the Door" Program, Children's Services

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-610


HS-D. Transhelp

HS-D1. Proposed New Transportation Service for Dialysis Patients

Referred to the June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting 2003-632

See also Resolution 2003-666


HS-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-E1. Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated April 3, 2003, Advising that the Region of Peel's Proposed 2003 Budget for West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control has been Approved on a 50 Per Cent Shared Basis

Received 2003-633

HS-E2. Geoff Kettel, Senior Manager, Corporate Liaison and Resource Service, Public Health Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated April 8, 2003, Confirming West Nile Virus Provincial Funding for the Period January 2003 to December 2003

Received 2003-634

HS-E3. Rosaline Frith, Director General, Integration Branch, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Letter dated May 26, 2003, Responding to Resolution 2003-282, Regarding Immigration in Peel's Economy and Community

Received 2003-635



Additional Item

Commendation to Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health (Oral)

Received 2003-636

Councillor Mullin commended Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health on the excellent presentations he conducted at the City of Mississauga's Public Meetings regarding West Nile Virus.

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

FINANCE

MA-A. Corporate Finance

MA-A1. Social Housing Funding - Ontario Municipal Economic Infrastructure Financing Authority (OMEIFA)

Received 2003-637

MA-A2. Insurance Coverage 2003-2004

RECOMMENDATION GC-170-2003:

That the contract for the provision of insurance coverage be awarded to Frank Cowan Company Limited in the total amount of $820,896 for the policy term of insurance from July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2004, exclusive of applicable taxes;

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

Approved 2003-638

MA-A3. Funding for Environmental Effectiveness Monitoring Program Associated with the Proposal to Expand the 2021 Regional Urban Boundary to Include the Area Known as Northwest Brampton

RECOMMENDATION GC-171-2003:

That Council endorse the Environmental Effectiveness Monitoring Program as proposed by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority as described in the report of the Commissioners of Planning, Public Works, and Finance, dated May 29, 2003, titled "Funding for the Environmental Effectiveness Monitoring Program Associated with the Proposal to Expand the 2021 Regional Urban Boundary to Include the Area Known as Northwest Brampton";

And further, that funding up to a limit of $80,000 for the work to occur in 2003, be approved subject to the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance reporting back to Council with the specific funding source for the 2003 works, noting that the total five year program may cost up to $400,000 depending on the final scope of the monitoring program.

Approved 2003-639

MA-A4. 2004 Business Planning Process

RECOMMENDATION GC-172-2003:

That the timeliness for the 2004 Business Planning process set out in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated May 28, 2003, titled "2004 Business Planning Process" be approved;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Police Services Board;

And further, that the Police Services Board be requested to submit their budget along with all documentation required for presentation to Council by October 15, 2003.

Approved 2003-640

MA-A5. Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases

RECOMMENDATION GC-173-2003:

That the provincial government be requested to act as expeditiously as possible following consultations with municipalities to introduce legislation to implement the phasing out of property tax capping;

And further, that the by-law which notifies of the amounts of reductions to tax decreases required to fund the capped tax increases of properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential classes be presented to Regional Council.

Approved 2003-641

See also Resolutions 2003-667 and 2003-669

MA-A6. Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) Year 3

Received 2003-642


MA-B. Financial Services

MA-B1. 2003 Triannual Financial Report - April

RECOMMENDATION GC-174-2003:

That $1.17 million in funding be redeployed from the Non-Program budget to a number of program budgets to reflect permanent changes in budget base as follows:

  • Non Program - Contribution to Working Fund Reserve $(1,170,000)
  • Peel Region Police - Employee Post Retirement Benefits $900,000
  • Non Program - Employee Post Retirement Benefits $130,000
  • Assessment Services - $140,000;

And further, that the Ontario Works budget be increased by $0.30 million, which will be fully offset by increased Provincial subsidies of $0.30 million, to allow for the hiring of 5 additional case workers.

Approved 2003-643


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Allan Rock, Minister of Industry and Minister Responsible for Infrastructure, Letter dated May 7, 2003 Responding to Chair Kolb's Correspondence Regarding the Final Report of the Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues titled "Canada Strategy: A Blueprint for Action"

Received 2003-644

MA-C2. Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated May 12, 2003 Responding to Chair Kolb's Correspondence Regarding the New Influenza Control Standard for Paramedics

Received 2003-645

MA-C3. Tony Clement, Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated May 15, 2003, Responding to Chair Kolb's Correspondence Regarding Land Ambulance Funding Issues

Received 2003-646

MA-C4. J. Craig Mather, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated May 16, 2003, Regarding TRCA's 2003 Operating and Capital Budget, Together with the Levy Apportionment for Member Municipalities

Received 2003-647

MA-C5. Louis H. Parsons, Resident, City of Mississauga, Letter dated May 20, 2003, Responding to Chair Kolb's Correspondence Advising of his Appointment to the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors for the Upcoming Three Year Period

Received 2003-648

MA-C6. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated May 21, 2003, Advising of AMO's Concerns Over the Proposal for Mandatory Referendum on Municipal Taxation

Received 2003-649

See also Resolution 2003-650

MA-C7. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated May 23, 2003 Urging Municipal Action on Referendum Proposal on Municipal Taxation

RECOMMENDATION GC-175-2003:

Whereas the PC Party of Ontario has introduced its election platform which contains a proposal requiring municipalities to hold referendum on future tax increases;

Whereas municipal councils are democratically elected to manage the affairs of their municipality;

And whereas the municipal level of government is best able to understand, balance and meet the complex and long-term needs of a community in an efficient, cost-effective and transparent manner;

And whereas municipalities are already required by law to balance their budgets every year, have legislated accountability measures in place for provincial transfers and municipal performance is measured on an annual basis through the Province's Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP) and the Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI);

And whereas municipalities are faced with a number of pressures that impact spending including, but not necessarily limited to:

1. the effect of provincially mandated programs and ever-increasing service requirements and standards which represent a majority of municipal budgets;

2. the limitations of property tax laws themselves which restricts a municipality's ability to redistribute tax burden between classes; and

3. the lack of full control that municipalities have over large portions of their budgets including most boards and agencies which levy costs against municipalities, as well as the pooling of Social Assistance and Social Housing costs within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

And whereas municipalities continue to be put in an even more difficult situation to make ends meet without any new substantive sources of revenue;

And whereas this proposal will pose significant challenges to municipal operations and budgets and undermine the autonomy recently established with the government under the new Municipal Act and the Memorandum of Understanding that was developed with the Province;

And whereas the Regional Municipality of Peel is concerned about the implications and workability of any proposal that will require a referendum for approval of any property tax increase;

And whereas neither the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) nor the municipal sector was consulted on the implications of the proposed referendum on municipalities;

Therefore be it resolved that the Regional Municipality of Peel requests that the Ontario PC Party recognize that this proposal will have significant consequences and immediately eliminate plans to implement the proposed referendum, and to instead work with the Government of Canada, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and municipalities to ensure that municipal governments acquire new and significant sources of tax revenue and a true "fair deal for municipalities";

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Urban), the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Rural), all local MPPs including the Minister of Health and Long Term Care and MPP for Brampton West - Mississauga, the Minister of Citizenship and MPP for Mississauga East, the President of the Conservative Party of Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Approved 2003-650

See also Resolution 2003-649


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Resolution Seeking a Third Regional Representative to be Appointed to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)

RECOMMENDATION GC-176-2003:

That in addition to the Regional Chair as member ex-officio, Councillors Whitehead and Saito be appointed to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) for a term ending November 30, 2003 or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that Councillors DiMarco and Seglins be appointed as alternate members of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) for a term ending November 30, 2003 or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2003-651


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

b) Report of the Audit Subcommittee (ASC-2003-3) meeting held on June 12, 2003

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ASC-6-2003:

That the agenda for June 12, 2003 Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2003-652


Items 4.a to 4.e were dealt with.

4. REPORTS

a) Update Terms of Reference for Audit Subcommittee Operations

Deferred to the October 9, 2003 Audit Subcommittee meeting 2003-653

b) Internal Audit Charter

Deferred to the October 9, 2003 Audit Subcommittee meeting 2003-654

c) Review of Engineering and Infrastructure Planning Practices in Public Works

RECOMMENDATION ASC-7-2003:

That staff prepare a report disclosing the policy on front end financing for works on developer property and report back to the September 11, 2003 General Committee meeting.

Approved 2003-655

d) Review of Water Quality Sampling and Analysis in Water and Wastewater Treatment

RECOMMENDATION ASC-8-2003:

That staff bring forward a follow-up report detailing the process involved in ensuring water quality to address issues raised in the report of the Director, Internal Audit, dated May 28, 2003, titled "Review of Water Quality Sampling and Analysis in Water and Wastewater Treatment" and addressing the issue of security for the ground water system.

Approved 2003-656

e) Accounting for Water Supplied by Fire Hydrant Connection Permits

Deferred to the October 9, 2003 Audit Subcommittee meeting 2003-657


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability of the Region, and the Role of the Internal and External Auditors
Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, Larry Hawes, Director, Internal Audit and Ian Murray, Engagement Partner, KPMG

Deferred to the October 9, 2003 Audit Subcommittee meeting 2003-658


4. REPORTS

a) Update Terms of Reference for Audit Subcommittee Operations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-653

b) Internal Audit Charter

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-654

c) Review of Engineering and Infrastructure Planning Practices in Public Works

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-655

d) Review of Water Quality Sampling and Analysis in Water and Wastewater Treatment

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-656

e) Accounting for Water Supplied by Fire Hydrant Connection Permits

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-657


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

c) Report of the Public Meeting on the Proposed Official Plan Amendment (OPA) Number 8 to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) held on June 12, 2003

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:47 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton. 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 Deputy Clerk 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, Chapter P.13 by publication in the following news media having general circulation in the Region of Peel:

Mississauga News - May 16, 2003
Brampton Guardian - May 16, 2003
Caledon Enterprise - May 17, 2003

Further, it was noted that the Notice of Public Meeting and draft amendment number 8 were also available on the Region's website (www.region.peel.on.ca) and had been available to the public since May 16, 2003.


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of this Official Plan Amendment, that he/she give their full name, address, and postal code in writing to the Deputy Clerk prior to leaving the meeting.


5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

a) Ron Jaros, Planning Manager, Planning Policy and Research

Received 2003-659

Ron Jaros submitted that the purpose of proposed Amendment Number 8 is to amend Table 1: Population and Employment Forecasts for Peel of the Regional Official Plan to reflect up-to-date population and employment forecasts for Peel and its area municipalities.

He further submitted that the effect of the proposed amendment is to replace Table 1: Population and Employment Forecasts for Peel, with up-to-date population and employment forecasts approved by Regional Council. Amendment Number 8 will provide consistency between the population and employment forecasts contained in the Regional Official Plan with Regional Council approved population and employment forecasts being used for the Regional Development Charges By-law.


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions - Nil

b) Written Submissions - Nil


7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Chair Kolb informed those in attendance that the final report on Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 8 and the supporting by-law will be considered by Regional Council on July 10, 2003.



7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Transfer of Development Charge Demolition Credits LaFarge Canada Inc.

Moved by Councillor Gyles,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That the transfer of demolition credits which have arisen from a demolition on lands described as Plan 43R-25100, Parts 10 to 20, Part of Lots 2, CON 4, EHS under Development Charges By-law 68-99 from LaFarge Canada Inc. to Giffels Developments Inc. for an amount equivalent to 9,049.49M2 of industrial space for use in respect to the development of lands described as Plan 43R-25100 Parts 10 to 17 & 20: Part of Lot 2, CON 4, EHS, be approved;

And further, that such approval be conditional upon the registration on title to all of the lands described as Plan 43R-25100, Parts 10 to 20, advising purchasers of such lands of the transfer of the demolition credits;

And further, that the Legal Services and Corporate Finance Division and the Region's signing officers be authorized to prepare and execute all documents necessary to effect the transfer;

And further, that the Legal Services and Corporate Finance Division and the Region's signing officers be authorized to prepare and execute, with the approval of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, all future documents necessary to effect a transfer, including a disproportional transfer of credits recognized by the Region of Peel (including demolition credits) from a current owner to a new owner of the subject lands under the Development Charges Act.

Carried 2003-660

b) Document No. 2003-337N, Processed Bottom Ash Use as Daily Cover

Moved by Councillor Harker,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the Region of Peel enter into a Direct Negotiation with Canadian Waste Services Inc. to provide the service of both utilizing processed bottom ash generated from KMS Peel Inc. as daily cover at Canadian Waste Services Inc.'s Petrolia Sanitary Landfill Site, and transporting the processed bottom ash to the Petrolia Sanitary Landfill Site from the KMS Peel Inc. facility for a one year period to May 31, 2004, at a combined cost to the Region of Peel of approximately $1,785,000 (excluding applicable taxes) - $54.03 per tonne ($35.50 per tonne for daily cover and $630 per load or approximately $18.53 per tonne for transport) under Document No. 2003-337N, pursuant to Purchasing By-law Number 62-2001;

And further, that 2003 funding of $700,000 (inclusive of applicable taxes) be provided to Current Budget WW50102, funded from the Waste Rate Stabilization Reserve (R0015);

And further, that the agreement with Canadian Waste Services Inc. reflect the Region of Peel's option to either end or amend the agreement with a one month notice to Canadian Waste Services Inc., should an alternate market become available for all or a portion of the volume;

And further, that staff be authorized to extend the contract with Canadian Waste Services Inc. for a further 12 month period, should no alternate market become available for all or a portion of the volume, subject to satisfactory service, performance and pricing;

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

Carried 2003-661

c) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works, Response dated June 17, 2003, Regarding Anti-Whistle By-law King Street CPR Crossing Mile 22.85 on the Mac Tier Subdivision

Received 2003-662

See also Resolution 2003-669

d) Provincial Advisory Committee - Comments on the Final Report on Watershed-Based Source Protection Planning Framework

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the Regional Clerk send a copy of the report of the Commissioners of Planning, Health, and Public Works, dated May 26, 2003 titled, "Provincial Advisory Committee - Comments on the Final Report on Watershed-Based Source Protection Framework" to the Ministry of the Environment before the commenting deadline of June 21, 2003;

And further, that the following specific comments be submitted regarding the Provincial Advisory Committee's Final Report on Watershed-Based Source Protection Framework:

  • Generally support the principles of Source Protection Planning contained in the Provincial Advisory Committee's Final Report on Watershed-Based Source Protection Framework.

  • The Province must consult extensively with municipalities and other stakeholders on the form and content of any proposed source water protection legislation and that it should appropriately empower municipalities, clearly outline responsibilities and requirements, and provide necessary implementation tools.

  • Any legislation must be accompanied by technical guidelines detailing provincial direction and requirements. These technical guidelines must be prepared in consultation with partners and be completed before enacting legislation.

  • Source protection plans must address the protection of all drinking water sources, including ground water, lake-based, and surface water supplies.

  • The Province must continue to be ultimately accountable to the people of Ontario for providing safe drinking water and should take the lead role in establishing standards and requirements for drinking water quality.

  • The coordination and implementation of source protection plans must be based on a partnership involving the municipalities and the conservation authorities. The model proposed by the Advisory Committee recommends conservation authorities be the organization given responsibility for co-ordinating the development of watershed-based protection plans wherever possible. This does not respect the fact that municipalities are largely responsibly for delivering safe drinking water, provide much of the funding to conservation authorities, and it does not recognize the lead role played municipalities in implementation.

  • Given that the Municipal Councils are directly elected and that municipalities will be expected to take a strong leadership role in the implementation of source protection plans, it is recommended that municipal councils also have a role in recommending approval of the source protection plans.

  • The role of Health Departments is inadequately considered and defined by the Advisory Committee. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care should be consulted, along with the Medical Officers of Health, to ensure a role for Health Departments is clearly outlined.

  • The Province must be responsible for substantially funding the development and ongoing implementation of watershed-based source protection plans.

  • The model Source Protection Plan should be developed with municipal input. There is a need to recognize the work that has already been done by municipalities in the area of source protection planning and to utilize municipal expertise.

  • In terms of data management, there is cautious support for the Province acting as the lead data management organization. However, it is recommended that agreements be put in place to ensure that data is provided in an appropriate, timely, and cost effective manner.

  • Data management systems should incorporate existing information management systems and should be accessible to all.

And further, that the subject report be sent to Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Halton Region Conservation Authority (HRCA), the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and Peel's area municipalities for information.

Carried 2003-663

See also Resolutions 2003-611 and 2003-616

e) Future Transportation Policy Framework - Government of Canada

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated May 28, 2003, titled "Future Transportation Policy Framework - Government of Canada" outlining the future Transportation Policy framework of the Federal Government of Canada be received;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Federal Minister of Transport and congratulate him on this policy document, "STRAIGHT AHEAD - A Vision for Transportation in Canada";

And further, that the Federal Government be urged to act on the recommendations of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to establish revenue sharing options to support municipal responsibilities; under these options, new revenues shall be provided to municipalities from existing federal fuel tax amounting to a minimum of 5 cents/litre.

Carried 2003-664

See also Resolution 2003-614

f) Document Number 2003-162T, Watermain Construction on Countryside Drive from Airport Road to Goreway Drive, Capital Project 02-1105 - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the contract for the construction of a 500mm (20 inch) diameter watermain on Countryside Drive from Airport Road to Goreway Drive, City of Brampton, be awarded to Con-Ker Construction, in the amount of $908,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 02-1105 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $233,400 be provided to Capital Project 02-1105, funded from the Regional Water Development Charge Reserve (R3530) subject to these funds being added to the value of works to be recovered from future development charges as outlined in the Development Charges Background Study, dated May 23, 2003;

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

Carried 2003-665

See also Resolution 2003-619

g) Proposed New Transportation Service for Dialysis Patients

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That Council approve a one-time payment of $438,563 to the Canadian Red Cross, Peel Branch, for the purchase of six vehicles for transporting Transhelp passengers to and from dialysis;

And further, that the funding be provided from Capital Project No. 02-0049, to be financed from the General Government Working Fund Reserve R1250;

And further, that funding of $188,563 be redeployed from Capital Project No. 00-0049 to Capital Project No. 02-0049, to be financed from the General Government Working Fund Reserve R1250;

And further, that staff be authorized to enter into an agreement with the Canadian Red Cross, Peel Branch, to fund the operation of the dialysis program;

And further, that any future expansion of the program be funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care;

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

Carried 2003-666

See also Resolution 2003-632

h) Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases (Oral)
Presentation Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

Received 2003-667

See also Resolutions 2003-641 and 2003-669

i) Response to Request from Halton-Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship Council Requesting a Contribution to Help Offset the Costs Associated with Attending the Leading Edge Stewardship Conference in Victoria, British Columbia (Oral)

Received 2003-668

Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, informed the Members of Council that it is not the Region's policy to fund external groups. Regional staff has been in touch with the delegate, Leslie Adams, Member of Halton-Peel Woodlands and Wildlife Stewardship Council, and have provided her with a list of potential sponsors to secure funding.

See also Resolution 2003-609



8. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 36-2003: A by-law to reduce the posted speed limit on Regional Road 9 (King Street) from 80 km/h to 60 km/h from 385 metres west of the westerly intersection of Regional Road 9 and Connaught Crescent to the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks 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.

By-law 37-2003: A by-law to establish a Percentage by which Tax Decreases are limited for 2003 for Properties in the Commercial, Industrial and Multi-Residential Property Classes.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
36-2003 and 37-2003, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Deputy Clerk, and that the corporate seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2003-669

See also Resolutions 2003-620, 2003-641, 2003-662 and 2003-667


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of June 12, 2003 and Council reports relating to the following:

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

    Carried 2003-670

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2003-671


In Camera Matters - Items 11-2a) and 11-2b) were dealt with.

11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

2. Staff Reports

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

Withdrawn 2003-672

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

Moved by Councillor Sinclair
Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That direction "In Camera" given to the Commissioners of Planning, Public Works and Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, be approved, and voted upon in accordance with Section 55 (9) of the Municipal Act R.S.O. 1990 4c.M.45.

Carried 2003-673


1. General Committee

a) In Camera Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2003-8) meeting held on June 12, 2003

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

Referred to the June 19, 2003 Regional Council Meeting 2003-674

Item G5 was dealt with.

G5. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation (Oral)

Received 2003-675

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-177-2003:

That the Offer to Sell Agreement from 1106617 Ontario Inc. for a Permanent Easement and Temporary Working Easement for disturbance on and over a portion of the lands described as Part of Lot 6, Concession 7, Northern Division, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-17812, for a purchase price of $65,326.00, plus taxes and costs, be approved;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 02-1970.

Approved 2003-676

RECOMMENDATION GC-178-2003:

That the Offer to Sell Agreement from H.R. Timmermann Limited for a Permanent Easement and Temporary Working Easement plus compensation for disturbance on and over a portion of the lands described as Part of Lot 6, Concession 7, Northern Division, the City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, as described in Instrument Number VS6250, save and except Part 6 on Reference Plan 43R-12254 for a purchase price of $71,460.00, plus taxes and costs, be approved;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 02-1970.

Approved 2003-677

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-179-2003:

That the Offer to Sell Agreement from John Fitzpatrick, Thomas Fitzpatrick and Ralph Fitzpatrick for a Permanent Easement and Temporary Working Easement plus compensation for disturbance on and over a portion of the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 9 Northern Division, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, for a purchase price of $125,540.00, plus taxes and costs, be approved;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 02-1995.

Approved 2003-678

RECOMMENDATION GC-180-2003:

That the Offer to Sell Agreement from John Fitzpatrick, Thomas Joseph Fitzpatrick, Ralph Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Mary Fitzpatrick and Sandra Earlean Fitzpatrick for a Permanent Easement and Temporary Working Easement plus compensation for disturbance on and over a portion of the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 9 Northern Division, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, for a purchase price of $25,500.00, plus taxes and costs, be approved;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 02-1995.

Approved 2003-679

G4. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

RECOMMENDATION GC-181-2003:

That the Offer to Sell Agreement from 1539108 Ontario Corp. for a Permanent Easement and Temporary Working Easement plus compensation for disturbance on and over a portion of the lands described as Part of Block 1, Plan 43M-469, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 5 on Reference Plan 43R-23849, for a purchase price of $44,920.00, plus taxes and costs, be approved;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 02-1970.

Approved 2003-680

RECOMMENDATION GC-182-2003:

That the Offer to Sell Agreement from Metalcraft Spinning and Stamping Company Limited for a Permanent Easement and Temporary Working Easement plus compensation for disturbance on and over a portion of the lands described as Firstly: Parcel Block 2-3, Section 43M-469 being Part of Block 2, Plan 43M-469 and designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-13635 and Secondly: Parcel Block 2-5, Section 43M-469 being Part of Block 2, Plan 43M-469 and designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-16814 all in the City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, for a purchase price of $26,080.00, plus taxes and costs, be approved;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 02-1970.

Approved 2003-681

G5. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-675

G6. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation (Oral)

Withdrawn 2003-682


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

2. Staff Reports

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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-672

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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2003-673


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 11:39 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:19 p.m.


ROLL CALL

Members Present: G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco¨, C. Harker*, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice*, P. Saito¨, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead*
   
Members Absent:

R. Begley; L. Bissell, due to vacation; F. Dale, due to personal matters; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; C. Gyles; N. Iannicca; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business

Councillor Harker arrived at 12:23 p.m.
Councillor Whitehead arrived at 12:28 p.m.
Councillor Prentice arrived at 12:33 p.m., due to other municipal business
Councillor Saito departed at 1:06 p.m., due to personal matters


Delegations/Presentations - Item 5a) was dealt with

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Chief Noel Catney and Larry Button, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Peel Regional Police to Present a Peel Regional Police Overview and Status Report on Provincial Adequacy Regulations

Received 2003-683


Councillor DiMarco departed at 2:01p.m.


Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider confidential information relating to Police matters.

Carried 2003-684

Moved by Councillor Harker,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2003-685


Additional Item

Confidential Information Relating to Police Matters (Oral)

Received 2003-686



12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Seglins,
Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That By-law 38-2003 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 19, 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 Deputy Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2003-687


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:16 p.m.



B. Zeran
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Deputy Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair