THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 1, 2004

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:35 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Lyons recited the prayer.

Members: E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, A. Groves, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, D. Lyons,
K. Mahoney, H. McCallion*, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
   
Members Absent:

G. Miles, P. Palleschi, due to vacation

   
Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner of Social Services; 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; N.Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; A. Macintyre, Acting Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Lyons declared a conflict of interest with respect to Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C1 as his company has business relationships with the vendor who was involved in the tender process.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 4, 2004, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 4, 2004 be approved.

Carried 2004-289

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Stewart;

That the consolidated agenda for the April 1, 2004 Regional Council meeting be amended to add item 9a under Other Business, a resolution appointing members of the Committee established to conduct public consultations on the draft fluoridation by-law;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the April 1, 2004 Regional Council meeting be approved as amended.

Carried 2004-290

See also Resolutions 2004-361, 2004-362 and 2004-378

Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:38 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) W. Donald Cousens, Mayor, City of Markham, Letter dated March 17, 2004, Inviting the Region of Peel to Send Members of Council and Key Municipal Staff to Attend the Building Communities of Character Conference being Held on Friday, April 23, 2004 at the Sheraton Parkway Hotel in Richmond Hill

Received 2004-291

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:52 a.m.

b) Robert MacIsaac, Chair, Greenbelt Task Force, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, letter dated March 23, 2004 Seeking Municipal Input for Task Force Consideration in the Development of the Public Consultation Document and Advising of the Meeting Schedule that has Been Established

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the Chair of the Greenbelt Task Force be requested to convene a Task Force meeting (in April) in the Region of Peel, for municipal elected officials and senior staff of Peel, Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon to provide input to help shape the content of a consultation document on greenbelt protection;

And further, that during the Public Consultation phase of May and June, a public consultation be organized in Peel at a local high school suggesting Mayfield High School as the recommended location.

Carried 2004-292


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2004-4) meeting held on March 25, 2004


A. ROLL CALL


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Lyons declared a conflict of interest with respect to Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C1 as his company has business relationships with some of the companies who were involved in the tender process.


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-59-2004:

That the consolidated agenda for the March 25, 2004, General Committee meeting be amended to defer In Camera Item G3 to the April 15, 2004 General Committee meeting;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the March 25, 2004, General Committee meeting be approved as amended.

Approved 2004-293


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Dan Corbett, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Quality Institute, Presenting the National Quality Institute's Level Three Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) Award for the Region of Peel to Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Received 2004-294

Dan Corbett, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Quality Institute, congratulated the Region of Peel for achieving Level Three (PEP) Certification and presented a plaque to Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer. The PEP Certification recognizes the Region of Peel's strategic commitment to Excellence and demonstrated accountability, value and citizen focus.

Dr. Aly Aly, Chief Quality Officer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and Jim Peeples, National Quality Director, Purolator Canada Limited congratulated the Region of Peel for achieving NQI's Level Three Certification.

Linda Jeffrey, MPP, Brampton Centre, congratulated the Region of Peel on behalf of the Provincial Government and read a congratulatory letter signed by Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, read a congratulatory letter signed by the Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin.

Councillor Miles congratulated the staff of the Region of Peel on behalf of the Mayor and Council of the City of Brampton.

Councillor McCallion recognized the efforts of Regional staff on behalf of the City of Mississauga.

Councillor Stewart congratulated Regional staff on behalf of the Town of Caledon.

D2. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, CAO, Region of Peel, Presenting the Government Finance Officers Association Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the year ending December 31, 2002 to Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, Dave Bingham, Director, Financial Services, Monique Hynes, Manager, Accounting

Received 2004-295

D3. Gregory Daly, Associate Principal, Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Limited, Representing Omers Realty Management Corporation (ORMC) and 1331430 Ontario Inc., Owners of Square One et al., Expressing Opposition to the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (File ROPA 03-003) and Changes to Schedule G-High Order Transit Network

Received 2004-296

See also Resolutions 2004-297, 2004-298 and 2004-377

Additional Item

D4. Scott Dutchak, Project Manager, W.C. - 401 Developments Limited, Regarding Proposed Official Plan (ROP) Amendment Number 9 - Change to ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network, File ROPA 03-003 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

Received 2004-297

See also Resolutions 2004-296, 2004-298 and 2004-377

Items Related to Planning - Item PL-C1 was dealt with.

PL-C. Development Planning Services

PL-C1. Adoption of Regional Official Plan (ROP) Amendment Number 9 - Change to ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network, File ROPA 03-003 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-60-2004:

That Regional Council support and pass the necessary by-law enacting Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 9 (ROPA 9), attached to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated March 10, 2004, titled "Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 9 - Change to ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network, File ROPA 03-003- City of Mississauga, Ward 9" as Appendix I;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon and those parties who requested notification, for information.

Approved 2004-298

See also Resolutions 2004-296, 2004-297 and 2004-377

Regional Chair Kolb introduced the following members of the Mississauga Lakeshore Rotary Club who were in attendance at the meeting: Don McDiarmid, Fred Durdan, Bill McKenzie and Chris Chorlton.

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

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A2. Agreement Between Region of Peel and the Rotary Club of Mississauga Lakeshore for a Family Centre at Peel Family Shelter

RECOMMENDATION GC-61-2004:

That Regional Council support a memorandum of understanding between the Rotary Club of Mississauga Lakeshore and the Region of Peel in which a non-profit corporation raises funds to build additional space at the Peel Family Shelter for child care, youth and parenting programs operated by Children's Services;

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

Approved 2004-299

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATION

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Legal Services

MA-A1. Greater Toronto Airports Authority Governance Changes

RECOMMENDATION GC-62-2004:

Whereas the Regional Corporation was notified in January 2003 of Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) By-law 13 which considerably diminished the role of the Regional Municipality of Peel, the City of Toronto and the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton and York (the "Municipal Nominators") in the nomination of members to the Board of Directors of the GTAA;

And Whereas the GTAA had adopted By-law 13 in anticipation of the enactment of Bill C-27 (the Canada Airports Act) by the Parliament of Canada;

And Whereas Bill C-27 has not been reintroduced into the third session of the 37th Parliament of Canada which commenced on February 2, 2004 and has thereby effectively been withdrawn;

And Whereas the GTAA has enacted further changes to the role of the Municipal Nominators in the nomination of members to the GTAA's Board of Directors, by means of GTAA By-law 14, which was provided to the Region in January 2004;

And Whereas the diminishment of the role of the Municipal Nominators is perpetuated and extended under By-law 14;

And Whereas the diminishment of the Region's role and that of other Municipal Nominators significantly exceeds that which would have been required by Bill C-27 as proposed, and is now in place despite the withdrawal of Bill C-27;

Therefore be it resolved that the Region of Peel hereby endorses the actions of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to arrange a meeting with the Mayors of Canadian Cities with Airports within their jurisdiction and the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Tony Valeri (MP Stoney Creek), the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada the Honourable Stephen Owen (MP Vancouver Quadra);

And further, that the Regional Chair be requested to arrange in consultation with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for discussions to occur between the key parties having an interest in the relationship between municipalities and the GTAA;

And further, that such discussions include, to the greatest extent possible, representatives of the Municipal Nominators, the Minister of Transport the Honourable Tony Valeri (MP Stoney Creek), the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada the Honourable Stephen Owen (MP Vancouver Quadra) and the GTAA;

And further, that such discussions include as a key purpose the definition and promotion of a further revised municipal nomination or appointment process reflecting the principles set out in the Public Accountability Principles for Canadian Airport Authorities, July 1994 and in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated February 16, 2004 titled "Greater Toronto Airports Authority Governance Changes";

And further, that Council express its firm opposition to GTAA By-law 14 to the extent that it perpetuates and extends the diminishment of the role of the GTAA's Municipal Nominators.

Approved 2004-300


FINANCE

MA-B. Corporate Finance

MA-B1. 2003 Triannual Financial Report - Year End (Unaudited and Unconsolidated)

Received 2004-301

MA-B2. 2003 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2004-302


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Press Release: From Standard & Poors Rating Services, dated March 10, 2004, Advising of the Affirmation of a 'AAA' Long-term Issuer Credit Rating on the Region of Peel Based on the Region's Continuing Economic and Financial Strengths

Received 2004-303

See also Resolution 2004-304

MA-C2. Press Release: From Dominion Bond Rating Service Limited (DBRS), dated February 20, 2004, Confirming the Region of Peel's Long-term Debt 'AAA' Rating with a Continuing Stable Trend

Received 2004-304

See also Resolution 2004-303

MA-C3. J.B. Galway, On Behalf of a Group of Concerned Citizens, Letter dated January 31, 2004, Requesting Regional Council Support to have the Provincial Government Re-evaluate the Current Value Assessment Process and its Impact on Property Tax Payers and Municipalities

Received 2004-305

MA-C4. Heather Highet, Chair, Sci-Tech Ontario, Letter dated February 1, 2004, Advising that the Youth Science Foundation Canada has Proclaimed the Month of March as Youth Science Month and Inviting the Region of Peel to Show its Support for Innovative Young People within the Community

Received 2004-306

MA-C5. Paul Lucas, 2003 Campaign Chair, United Way of Peel Region, Letter dated February 5, 2004, Thanking the Region of Peel for its Outstanding Contribution to the United Way of Peel Region's 2003 Campaign

Received 2004-307

MA-C6. Harinder Takhar, MPP, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated February 18, 2004, Thanking Chair Kolb for his Congratulatory Letter and Advising of his Commitment to Ensuring a Safe and Reliable Transportation Infrastructure for all Ontarians

Received 2004-308

MA-C7. Linda Mailer, Council Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 20, 2004, Enclosing a Letter from the Minister of Consumer and Business Services dated February 6, 2004, Regarding the Retail Business Holiday Act

Referred back to staff for additional information 2004-309

MA-C8. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 24, 2004, Advising of the City of Brampton's Consent to the Delegation of the Upper Tier Tax Ratio Setting Authority to the Lower Tier Municipalities and to a Continuation of the Apportionment Methodology in Place in the 2003 Tax Year Updated for 2004 Assessments

Received 2004-310

See also Resolutions 2004-311 and 2004-312

MA-C9. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 8, 2004, Advising of the Town of Caledon's Consent to the Enactment of the Regional By-law Delegating Tax Ratio Settings to the Town of Caledon, Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Continuation of the Apportionment Methodology for the 2004 Property Tax Year Updated for 2003 Base Year Current Value Assessment

Received 2004-311

See also Resolutions 2004-310 and 2004-312

MA-C10. Karin Ann Brent, Coordinator, General Committee, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 26, 2004, Advising of the City of Mississauga's Consent to Enactment of the Regional By-law Delegating Tax Ratio Settings to Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon and to a Continuation of the Apportionment Methodology in Place in the 2003 Tax Year Updated for 2004 Assessments

Received 2004-312

See also Resolutions 2004-310 and 2004-311

MA-C11. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated February 24, 2004 Thanking Chair Kolb for his Letter Regarding the Provincial Government's Direction for Municipalities and Advising of the Provincial Government's Commitment to Building Relationships with Municipalities and Collaborating with the Region on Issues of Mutual Interest and Concern

Received 2004-313

MA-C12. Donna Cansfield, Parliamentary Assistant, Ministry of Energy, Letter dated March 1, 2004, Advising of the Establishment of the Ontario Conservation Action Team and Inviting the Region of Peel to Submit its Successful Energy Conservation Initiatives and to Provide Any Advice or Recommendation for Consideration

Received 2004-314

MA-C13. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 3, 2004, Providing a Resolution Passed by the Board and an Accompanying Report Regarding the Admission of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to the VCOM Radio System at Pearson International Airport

Referred to Corporate Services 2004-315

MA-C14. David Miller, Mayor, City of Toronto, Letter dated March 4, 2004, Inviting the Region of Peel's Chair and Mayors to Participate in the GTA Mayors and Chairs Meeting being Held on Monday, March 29, 2004 at Toronto City Hall

Received 2004-316

MA-C15. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 10, 2004, Advising of the Minister of Finance's Announcement of the Cancellation of Assessments on Trailers in Seasonal Campgrounds for the 2003 Taxation Year

Received 2004-317

MA-C16. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 8, 2004, Advising the Province of Ontario, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Region of Peel that Caledon will not Support the Elimination of Regional Government in Peel

Received 2004-318

MA-C17. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 10, 2004, Advising Members that the Minister of Finance, the Honourable Greg Sorbara, Announced Regulation Changes Intended to Provide Municipalities with Greater Flexibility in Establishing Property Tax Rates

Received 2004-319

See also Resolution 2004-320

MA-C18. Greg Sorbara, MPP, Minister of Finance, Letter received March 15, 2004, Advising Council of the Provincial Government's Decision to Grant Municipalities Flexibility and Autonomy in Setting Tax Policy for the 2004 Taxation Year

Received 2004-320

See also Resolution 2004-319

MA-C19. Shelly Porteous, Executive Assistant, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 4, 2004, Providing Regional Council with a Copy of the Revised Peel Regional Police Organizational Structure Chart as Requested at the December 18, 2003 Regional Council Meeting

Received 2004-321

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Administration

PL-A1. Report of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting (IMPSC-2004-2) held on March 11, 2004


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-5-2004:

That the agenda for the March 11, 2004 Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee be amended to note that the presentation listed as Item 4a will be given by Murray McLeod, Manager, Transportation Planning and Peter Plumeau, Director of Urban and Metropolitan Planning, Wilbur Smith Associates;

And further, that the agenda be amended to withdraw Item 4c from consideration;

And further, that the agenda for the March 11, 2004, Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2004-322


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


4. REPORTS

a) Goods Movement (Oral)
Presentation by Murray McLeod, Manager, Transportation Planning and Peter Plumeau, Director of Urban and Metropolitan Planning, Wilbur Smith Associates

Received 2004-323

b) Updated Terms of Reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee (IMPSC)

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-6-2004:

That the updated terms of reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee as outlined in Appendix I of the joint report of the Commissioner of Planning and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated February 20, 2004, titled "Updated Terms of Reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee" be revised to reflect that the mandate of the Subcommittee is that of resolving inter-municipal planning conflicts that cannot be resolved at the staff level;

And further, that Corporate Policy Number G20-03 be amended to update the terms of reference for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee.

Approved 2004-324

c) Urban Transportation Showcase Program: Smart Commute Initiative


Withdrawn 2004-325

See also Resolutions 2004-326 and 2004-330


PL-B. Transportation Planning

PL-B1. Urban Transportation Showcase Program: Smart Commute Initiative

RECOMMENDATION GC-63-2004:

That Regional Council support the Smart Commute Initiative and authorize that funds be provided from Capital Project 04-7712 (resolution #2004-68) at a level of $80,000 for 2004;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate and enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with other municipal partners of the Smart Commute Initiative prior to the allocation of funds, to finalize the respective roles and responsibilities of the municipal partners;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council outlining the funding details proposed within the Memorandum of Understanding;

And further, that staff be authorized to begin discussions with representatives of other municipal partners of the Smart Commute Initiative to develop a permanent organizational and administrative structure for the Smart Commute Initiative;

And further, that staff report back at key milestones of the Smart Commute Initiative;

And further, that 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 this report be forwarded to the GTA municipal participants and the area municipalities in Peel.

Approved 2004-326

See also Resolutions 2004-325 and 2004-330


PL-C. Development Planning Services

PL-C1. Adoption of Regional Official Plan (ROP) Amendment Number 9 - Change to ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network, File ROPA 03-003 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-298


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. Kathy Stranks, Supervisor, Board Member Services, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated February 23, 2004 Advising of the Adoption of a Resolution in Respect to the Etobicoke-Mimico Creek Watersheds Habitat Implementation Plan

Referred to Planning 2004-327

PL-D2. Dalton McGuinty, MPP, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated February 26, 2004 Thanking Chair Kolb for his Letter of February 19, 2004 in Respect to Council Resolution 2004-169 Regarding Provisions of the Nutrient Management Act

Received 2004-328

See also Resolution 2004-329

PL-D3. Steve Peters, MPP, Minister of Agriculture and Food, Letter dated March 3, 2004 in Response to Chair Kolb's Letter of February 19, 2004 in Respect to Council Resolution 2004-169 Regarding Provisions of the Nutrient Management Act

Received 2004-329

See also Resolution 2004-328

PL-D4. Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning, Region of Peel, Memorandum dated March 12, 2004 to all Regional Councillors Outlining the Results of the Consultation Process Undertaken with Area Municipal Staff on the Urban Transportation Showcase Program: SMART COMMUTE INITIATIVE

Received 2004-330

See also Resolutions 2004-325 and 2004-326

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Administration

PW-A1. Proclamation of Event Weeks - Earth Week (April 18 to 24, 2004); Compost Awareness Week (May 2 to 8, 2004); Drinking Water Awareness Week (May 2 to 8, 2004); Public Works Week (May 16 to 22, 2004); and Children's Water Awareness Week (May 27 to June 2, 2004)

RECOMMENDATION GC-64a-2004:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

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

AND WHEREAS Earth Week educates individuals to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting to divert waste;

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel promotes waste reduction through reduction, reuse and recycling;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of April 18 - 24 be declared Earth Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2004-331


RECOMMENDATION GC-64b-2004:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

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

AND WHEREAS Compost Awareness Week educates residents on how to compost and the value of diverting this material from garbage;

AND WHEREAS the Region promotes waste reduction through reduction, reuse and recycling;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 2 - 8, 2004 be declared Compost Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2004-332


RECOMMENDATION GC-64c-2004:

WHEREAS the Region is responsible for providing safe, clean and affordable drinking water to residents and businesses in the Region;

AND WHEREAS Regional Council has endorsed a water efficiency strategy aimed at raising awareness and education about water;

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel promotes the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 2 - 8, 2004 be declared Drinking Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2004-333


RECOMMENDATION GC-64d-2004:

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

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

AND WHEREAS Public Works Week helps us raise the awareness of the importance of the Public Works industry in maintaining quality service to the community;

AND WHEREAS the theme of this year's National Celebration is "24/7 Focused on Our Community";

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel promotes understanding and appreciation of the importance of the Public Works Departments in benefiting the community;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 16 - 22, 2004 be declared Public Works Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2004-334


RECOMMENDATION GC-64e-2004:

WHEREAS both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity are essential for life on earth;

AND WHEREAS, the Region's Public Works Department Service Strategy/Business Plan promotes water conservation and efficiency and the protection of surface water and groundwater;

AND WHEREAS, the 2004 Peel Children's Water Festival will be held May 27, 28, 29, 31 and June 1 and 2, 2004 at the Heart Lake Conservation Area in the City of Brampton;

AND WHEREAS, Saturday, May 29, 2004 will be designated as Public Day, to give residents the opportunity to take part in the Festival;

AND WHEREAS, up to 5,000 elementary school students in Peel will become aware of the importance of protecting, respecting and conserving water resources and the natural environment;

AND WHEREAS, Peel Public Health, Peel Public Works and Peel Planning have worked together with many community partners including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation, while further developing partnerships with federal and provincial ministries, area municipalities and the private and not-for-profit sectors;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 27 - June 2, 2004 be declared Children's Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2004-335

PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Train Whistle Cessation on Regional Road 9 (King Street), Canadian Pacific Railway Crossing, Mile 22.85 on the MacTier Subdivision - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-65-2004:

That the requests of several area residents that Canadian Pacific Railway cease the sounding of the train whistle at the at-grade crossing on Regional Road 9 (King Street), west of Duffy's Lane, in the Town of Caledon, be endorsed;

And further, that the Region enter into an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway to purchase insurance coverage at a total estimated annual cost of $2,000 (excluding applicable taxes) to be shared equally between the two parties;

And further, that costs estimated at $1,600 for insurance and improvements and approximately $11,000 for rehabilitation, both including applicable taxes, be funded from Cost Centres WC45004 and WP81119 respectively;

And further, that a copy of this resolution, indicating the Region of Peel's endorsement of the whistle cessation, be sent to Canadian Pacific Railway and Transport Canada.

Approved 2004-336

PW-B2. Managed Competition, Water Service Installations, Document 2003-490T

RECOMMENDATION GC-66-2004:

That Document 2003-490T for water service installations be awarded to the Operations and Maintenance staff from the Regional Municipality of Peel in the estimated amount of $238,758.53 for the initial 12 month period;

And further, that approval be granted to award the contract for two additional 12 month periods, based on satisfactory service and performance in accordance with the 36 month term for an estimated contract total of $720,995.24.

Approved 2004-337

PW-C. Operations and Maintenance

PW-C1. Extension of Snow Fence Contract for Caledon, Document 2001-296Q

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2004:

That the current Contract 2001-296Q for the installation and removal of snow fencing with Caledon Landscaping and Maintenance be extended for two years to April 30, 2006 for an estimated annual cost of $93,450, excluding applicable taxes, in accordance with the Purchasing By-Law 62-2001;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase the contract for similar requirements for this and subsequent periods, where the actual annual or seasonal requirements exceed the estimates to the limits allowed by the budget.

Approved 2004-338

PW-C2. Street Sweeping and Power Washing Contract, Document 2001-009T

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2004:

That existing Contract 2001-009T with Bruell Contracting Limited for street sweeping and power washing services be extended for an additional one-year period to March 31, 2005, at 2003 operating costs, for an estimated total cost of $168,500 excluding applicable taxes;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase the contract for similar requirements for this and subsequent periods, where the actual annual or seasonal requirements exceed the estimates to the limits allowed by the budget.

Approved 2004-339

PW-D. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-D1. Lakeview Water Treatment Plant Expansion, Purchase of Four High-Lift Pumps, Capital Project 03-1985, Document 2003-402P - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2004:

That Document 2003-402P for the supply of four high-lift pumps for the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant be awarded to Fairbanks Morse at a total cost of $3,427,975 (exclusive of GST) under Capital Project 03-1985, in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001.

Approved 2004-340

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2004:

That staff prepare a report outlining the existing Regional Procurement policies and procedures for evaluating proposals and tenders for the April 15, 2004 General Committee meeting;

And further, that staff define the various types of procurement methods;

And further, that the subject report provide staff's recommendations identifying the appropriate information for inclusion in Council reports, including the business location of firms under consideration.

Approved 2004-341

PW-D2. Meadowvale North Reservoir Expansion, Capital Project 04-1925, Document 2004-048P - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2004:

That Document 2004-048P for the design and contract administration services for the Meadowvale North Reservoir Expansion be awarded to the consulting engineering firm MacViro Consultants Incorporated, at a total estimated cost of $295,814 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 04-1925, in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001.

Approved 2004-342

PW-D3. Annual Compliance Report: Municipal Water Supplies

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2004:

That the Annual Water Summary Report for 2003 be endorsed to comply with Regulation 170/03.

Approved 2004-343

PW-D4. Joint Municipal Water Bottling Project, Capital Project 04-1005

Referred to the April 1, 2004 Regional Council meeting 2004-344

See also Resolution 2004-376


PW-E. Waste Management

PW-E1. 2003 Environment Day Event Summary

Received 2004-345

PW-E2. Britannia Landfill Gas Collection, Capital Project 99-6210

RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2004:

That the Region of Peel enter into a Direct Negotiation with Integrated Gas Recovery Services to perform remediation work at the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site for the estimated cost of $560,528, exclusive of applicable taxes, under Capital Project 99-6210 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

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

Approved 2004-346

PW-E3. Extension of Contract for Britannia Earth Works, Capital Project 04-6230

RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2004:

That the existing Vendor Contract 298 with Herbert M. Davis Construction for on-site movement of earth fill at the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site be extended for a six month period ending October 31, 2004 at an estimated cost of $750,000 excluding applicable taxes, under Capital Project 04-6230 in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001;

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

Approved 2004-347


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 10, 2004, Advising of Town of Caledon Council Resolution W-059-2004 Requesting that the Province of Ontario Undertake a Pilot Project to Employ Photo Radar on Regional and Town Roads Within the Town of Caledon

Received 2004-348

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY


HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Rental Market Conditions in Peel, 2003

Received 2004-349

HO-A2. Transfer of Region Owned Property to the Corporation of the City of Brampton Eventide Cemetery Land, Located at Peel Manor Long Term Care Facility, 525 Main Street North - City of Brampton, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2004:

That the fee simple lands described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 1 on draft reference plan 1770-0-03 prepared by David B. Searles Surveying Ltd. dated November 4, 2003 together with an easement for the purpose of ingress and egress over the lands described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 2 and 3 on draft reference plan 1770-0-03 prepared by David B. Searles Surveying Ltd. dated November 4, 2003 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2004-350


RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2004:

That the fee simple lands described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 1 on draft reference plan 1770-0-03 prepared by David B. Searles Surveying Ltd. dated November 4, 2003 together with an easement for the purpose of ingress and egress over the lands described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 1 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 2 and 3 on draft reference plan 1770-0-03 prepared by David B.Searles Surveying Ltd. dated November 4, 2003 be transferred gratuitously to The Corporation of the City of Brampton;

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

And further, that the funds associated with the transfer, estimated at $23,700.00, be provided from Cost Centre CE10002.

Approved 2004-351


HO-B. Housing

HO-B1. Client Management System Software Support Services

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2004:

That Contract 2003-008N with Source Systems Corp. for Lotus Notes System Support Services be extended for an additional 12 month term for the period January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004, in the additional amount of $225,000 for an accumulated contract amount of $477,336.44 (all exclusive of applicable taxes);

And further, that funding for this service be provided through the Operating Budget in Dept. ID's SH00600 and SH00602.

Approved 2004-352

HO-B2. Peel Access to Housing (PATH) Family Applicant Survey - Evidence of Housing Need in the Region of Peel

Received 2004-353


HO-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-C1. Doug Barnes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Housing Division, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Letter dated February 23, 2004, Regarding Region of Peel's Participation in Round One of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program - Community Rental Housing Funding

Received 2004-354

See also Resolutions 2004-355, 2004-356 and 2004-357

HO-C2. David Caplan, Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Letter dated February 26, 2004 to Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living, Confirming that Funding in the Amount of $1,000,000 for 136 Units for the Twin Pines Senior's Apartments Housing Project, has been Approved under the Affordable Housing Program - Community Rental Housing Funding

Received 2004-355

See also Resolutions 2004-354, 2004-356 and 2004-357

HO-C3. David Caplan, Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Letter dated February 26, 2004 to Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living, Confirming that Funding in the Amount of $2,950,000 for 200 Units for the John Street Singles Project, has been Approved under the Affordable Housing Program - Community Rental Housing Funding

Received 2004-356

See also Resolutions 2004-354, 2004-355 and 2004-357

HO-C4. David Caplan, Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Letter dated February 26, 2004 to Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living, Confirming that Funding in the Amount of $408,000 for 48 Units for the Peel Youth Village Project, has been Approved under the Affordable Housing Program - Community Rental Housing Funding

Received 2004-357

See also Resolutions 2004-354, 2004-355 and 2004-356

HO-C5. Colin McKone, Special Assistant - Correspondence, Office of the Prime Minister, Letter dated March 8, 2004, Acknowledging Receipt of the Region of Peel's Letter dated January 2, 2004, Concerning the Prime Minister's Decision to Not Appoint a Minister of Housing (Resolution 2003-1215)

Received 2004-358

HO-C6. Ann Mulvale, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and Chair of AMO Affordable Housing and Homelessness Task Force, Letter dated March 12, 2004 to David Caplan, Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal and John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Providing an Update on the AMO Affordable Housing and Homelessness Task Force Meeting held on March 2, 2004

Received 2004-359

See also Resolution 2004-360

HO-C7. Doug Barnes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Housing Division, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Letter dated March 5, 2004 to Pat Vanini, Executive Director, Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Regarding Key Issues Raised at the AMO Affordable Housing and Homelessness Task Force Meeting held on March 2, 2004

Received 2004-360

See also Resolution 2004-359

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Feasibility of Fluoridation of Caledon Communal Well Water

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2004:

That communal well water in Caledon should be fluoridated at recommended levels as for other municipal drinking water supplies in Peel;

And further, that the draft Fluoridation By-law, attached as Appendix II to the report of the Commissioners of Health, Public Works and Medical Officer of Health, dated March 11, 2004, titled "Feasibility of Fluoridation of Caledon Communal Well Water", be the subject of public consultation by a Committee appointed by Regional Council to be chaired by the Chair or Vice-Chair of Human Services;

And further, that the Commissioners of Health and Public Works and the Medical Officer of Health report on the public consultation results to Regional Council by June, 2004.

Approved 2004-361

See also Resolutions 2004-290, 2004-362 and 2004-378


RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2004:

That Councillor Annette Groves be appointed Chair of the Committee established to conduct public consultations on the draft fluoridation by-law.

Approved 2004-362

See also Resolutions 2004-290, 2004-361and 2004-378

HS-A2. Agreement Between Region of Peel and the Rotary Club of Mississauga Lakeshore for a Family Centre at Peel Family Shelter

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-299


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. General Services

HS-B1. Peel's Position in Tri-Level Immigration Consultations

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2004:

That the Regional Chair be appointed to represent the Region of Peel in discussions with the Federal and Provincial Immigration Ministers over the role of municipal government in the integration of immigrants in communities especially in the Greater Toronto Area;

And further, that Council appoints Councillor Gael Miles to act as an alternate to the Chair in support of intergovernmental discussions of integration of immigrants;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated March 11, 2004, titled "Peel's Position in Tri-Level Immigration Consultations" be distributed to all Peel area MPs and MPPs, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and the Mayors and Chairs of the Greater Toronto Area.

Approved 2004-363


HS-C. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-C1. Ontario Works - Intake Screening Unit

Received 2004-364


HEALTH

HS-D. Long-Term Care

HS-D1. Report of the Long-Term Care Subcommittee Meeting (LTCSC-2004-1) held on March 11, 2004

Item Related to Election of Chair and Vice-Chair - Item 3 was dealt with.

3. Election of Chair and Vice Chair

RECOMMENDATION LTCSC-1-2004:

That Councillor Mahoney be appointed as Chair of the Long-Term Care Subcommittee for a term ending November 30, 2006;

And further, that Councillor Groves be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Long-Term-Care Subcommittee for a term ending November 30, 2006.

Approved 2004-365


1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest


2. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION LTCSC-2-2004:

That the agenda for the March 11, 2004, Long-Term Care Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2004-366


3. Election of Chair and Vice Chair

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-365


4. Delegations


5. Reports

a) Malton Village and Tall Pines Project Status Report

Received 2004-367


b) Peel Long Term Care Quality Improvement Initiatives

Received 2004-368


c) Levels of Care in Peel Long Term Care Centres

Received 2004-369

d) Supply and Demand of Long-Term Care Beds in Peel

Received 2004-370


HS-E. Finance and Administration

HS-E1. Public Health Cost Shared Programs: Service and Funding Levels

Received 2004-371


HS-F. Environmental Health

HS-F1. West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel 2003 and West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2004
Presentation by Dr. Howard Shapiro, Associate Medical Officer of Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2004:

That the report titled "West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel 2003" attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health, dated March 10, 2004, titled, "West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel 2003 and West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2004" be received for information;

And further, that Regional Council approve the Region of Peel's "West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2004" attached as Appendix II to the report of the Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health, dated March 10, 2004, titled, "West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel 2003 and West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2004" be approved.

Approved 2004-372


HS-G. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-G1. Len Little, President/Proprietor, Lucy's Seafood Restaurant Concepts Inc., Letter dated March 1, 2004, Regarding the Proposed Restaurant Rating Program

Referred to Health 2004-373

HS-G2. Allyson Hewitt, Executive Director, Safe Kids Canada, Letter dated March 2, 2004, Thanking Regional Council for Support to Reduce Hot Tap Water Temperatures in Order to Decrease the Number of Scald Injuries

Received 2004-374

F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item

a) Invitations to Members of Council Regarding the Paramedic Banquet Awards Event held on March 24, 2004 (Oral)

Received 2004-375

Councillor Prentice noted that she had not received an invitation to the event. Other Councillors in attendance at the meeting confirmed they had received invitations.


2. Staff Reports

a) Joint Municipal Water Bottling Project, Capital Project 04-1005

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That staff be authorized to enter into a joint agreement with the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton and York and the City of Toronto for a Municipal Water Bottling Project, subject to terms and conditions satisfactory to both the Commissioner of Public Works and the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the Municipal Water Bottling Project be set up under Capital Project 04-1005 for the purchase of the necessary mobile equipment at an estimated capital cost of $250,000, including applicable taxes;

And further, that the necessary funds for Capital Project 04-1005 of $250,000 (including applicable taxes) be financed from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0241 for $50,000 and from External Recoveries for $200,000, representing $50,000 each for the regional municipalities of Durham, Halton and York and for the City of Toronto.

Councillor McCallion requested a recorded vote.

In Favour: Dimarco, Fennell, Groves, Iannicca, Lyons, Mahoney, Moore, Morrison, Mullin, Paterak, Prentice, Saito, Sprovieri, Stewart

Total: 14

Opposed: Adams, Carlson, Dale, McCallion
Total: 4


Absent: Corbasson, absent during vote; Miles, Palleschi
Total: 3


Carried 2004-376


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 31-2004: A by-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment Number 9

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 31-2004 be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Acting Regional Clerk, and that the corporate seal be affixed.

Carried 2004-377

See also Resolutions 2004-296, 2004-297 and 2004-298


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Appointing Members of the Committee Established to Conduct Public Consultations on the Draft Fluoridation By-law

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That Councillors Lyons, Paterak and Stewart, Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Dan Otchere, Public Health Dentist and Gayle Bursey, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention be appointed members of the Committee established to conduct public consultations on the draft fluoridation by-law.

Carried 2004-378

See also Resolutions 2004-290, 2004-361 and 2004-362


Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That an update on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Waste Disposal issues be provided to Regional Council.

Carried 2004-379

Additional Item

b) Update on Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Waste Disposal Issues (Oral)

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the Waste Management Subcommittee receive regular reports on discussions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Waste meetings regarding waste issues.

Carried 2004-380

Councillor Lyons undertook to attend the April 13, 2004 Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Waste Strategy Team meeting on behalf of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Waste Management Subcommittee who are not available on that date.


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of March 25, 2004

Carried 2004-381

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That Council proceed out of "In Camera".

Carried 2004-382

 

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2004-4) meeting held on March 25, 2004

G1. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-82-2004:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as purchaser, enter into an agreement with Stuart Alvin Carberry, as vendor, for the purchase of fee simple lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 7 Northern Division, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 9 on Reference Plan 43R-28968, for a purchase price of $159,120.00, plus taxes and costs;

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

Approved 2004-383


RECOMMENDATION GC-83-2004:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as purchaser, enter into an agreement with Samuel David Gray, Joseph William Gray, Geoffrey Joseph Gray, Denise Michelle McClure, Danette Elaine Woodworth and Glen George Gray, as vendor, for the purchase of fee simple lands described as Part of Lot 16, Concession 6, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 18 on Reference Plan 43R-28969, and for a temporary easement over the lands described as Part of Lot 16, Concession 6, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 17 on Reference Plan 43R-28969, plus compensation, for a purchase price of $116,265.00, plus taxes and costs;

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

Approved 2004-384


RECOMMENDATION GC-84-2004:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as purchaser, enter into an agreement with Giuseppe Di Pede, Gina Di Pede, Rita Polsinelli, in trust, Annette Giovannone, in trust and Domenic Di Pede, in trust, as vendor, for the purchase of fee simple lands described as Part of the West Half of Lot 1, Concession 1, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-28968, for a purchase price of $228,000.00 plus taxes and costs;

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

Approved 2004-385

G2. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

Deferred to the April 22, 2004 Regional Council meeting 2004-386

G3. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board

Deferred to the April 15, 2004 General Committee meeting 2004-387


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That By-law 33-2004 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 1, 2004, 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 Acting Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2004-388

13. ADJOURNMENT


The meeting adjourned at 10:59 a.m.

 

A. Macintyre
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Acting Regional Clerk
  E. Kolb
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Regional Chair