Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:40 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.
1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL
Councillor Mahoney 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, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart|
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; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator
2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
a) April 1, 2004, Regional Council Meeting
Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;
That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on April 1, 2004 be approved.
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;
That the consolidated agenda for the April 22, 2004 Regional Council meeting be approved.
a) Brad Melville, Technical Director and Adrian Sciarra, Event Manager, Mississauga Marathon, Requesting Access to Fire Hydrants to Provide Water for the Mississauga Marathon
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:58 a.m.
Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;
That the Region provide "food-grade" hosing to the organizers of the Mississauga Marathon for use during the event to be held on May 16, 2004.
a) Pat Mullin, Chair, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Letter dated April 8, 2004 Requesting that May 13, 2004 be Proclaimed Credit Valley Conservation Day in the Region of Peel in Celebration of CVC's 50th Anniversary
Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;
WHEREAS the Credit Valley Conservation Authority was established 50 years ago on May 13, 1954;
AND WHEREAS it was established at the request of (among others) the former Peel County municipalities of Port Credit, Toronto Township, Streetsville and City of Brampton to assist in dealing with issues related to pollution, flooding and resource management within the Credit River Watershed;
AND WHEREAS since its inception, Credit Valley Conservation has continued to work in partnership with municipalities, community groups, and landowners to further the goal of an environmentally healthy river for economically and socially healthy communities;
AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel is a principal partner in the protection and management of the Credit River Watershed;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT May 13th, 2004 be declared Credit Valley Conservation Day.
1. Committee Reports
a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2004-5) meeting held on April 15, 2004
A. ROLL CALL
B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the consolidated agenda for the April 15, 2004, General Committee meeting be approved.
D1. Susan Bond, Manager of VON Peel's (Victorian Order of Nurses) Community Support Services and Samina Talat, Program Coordinator of VON Peel's Volunteer Visiting for Mental Health Program, Presenting Information on Service Provision for a Diverse Community
D2. Bonnie Yagar, Chair of the Fair Share Task Force, Providing an Update on the Social Services Funding Inequity in Peel
Deferred to the May 27, 2004 General Committee meeting 2004-395
D3. Fred Chorley, Executive Director, Victim Services of Peel, Providing an Update on the Work of Victim Services of Peel, an Organization that Provides 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, 365 days-a-year Crisis Counselling Support to Victims of Crime and Tragedy to the Residents of Brampton and Mississauga
D4. Michael Rosenberg, Co-ordinator, Leadership Peel Project, Providing an Overview of the Leadership Peel Initiative, a Joint Project of the Volunteer Centre of Peel, The United Way of Peel, the Region of Peel, the Brampton Board of Trade, the Mississauga Board of Trade, the Mississauga Arts Council and the Flexible Thinker, Enbridge Gas Distribution and the Trillium Foundation
D5. Erin Mahoney, Vice President, Earth Tech Canada and Michelle Albert, Project Engineer, Earth Tech Canada, Presenting the American Public Works Association (APWA) Management Innovation Award to Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Mark Schiller, Director, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Region of Peel
D6. Claudina Sula and Carl Blanchaer, Principals, WZMH Architects, Lead Proponent and Designers and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel, Regarding the New Joint Use Facility and Regional Police Facility
See also Resolution 2004-400
The Commissioner of Housing and Property was requested to prepare a recommendation capturing directions given by General Committee Members, for consideration immediately following the lunch recess.
That staff be directed to report on long term growth projections encompassing both the departments now occupying 10 Peel Centre Dr. and those proposed to move into the Joint Use Facility;
And further, that staff report on the reasonably forecast costs for additional floor(s), including cost options which would allow for the construction of additional floors in the future; and/or the construction of unfinished space; and/or the construction of finished space with revenue potential, as may be necessary to accommodate growth for a minimum of ten years, together with the implications for the locations of additional parking spaces.
See also Resolution 2004-399
6. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING
PL-A. Planning Policy and Research
PL-A1. Comments on Provincial White Paper on Watershed-Based Source Protection Planning
That the Regional Clerk send a copy of the report of the Commissioners of Planning, Health, Public Works and the Medical Officer of Health, dated March 31, 2004 titled, "Comments on Provincial White Paper on Watershed-based Source Protection Planning" to the Ministry of the Environment for their information and action, and in response to the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) Posting PA04E0003;
And further, that the subject report be sent to Peel's area municipalities, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Halton Region Conservation Authority (HRCA), and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for information;
And further, that the comments made by the Region of Peel in its letter of June 20, 2003 and accompanying report of the Commissioners of Planning, Health, Public Works and the Medical Officer of Health dated May 26, 2003, titled "Provincial Advisory Committee - Comments on the Final Report on Watershed-Based Source Protection Planning Framework" be considered relevant to the White Paper;
And further, that the information and detailed comments contained in Appendix I of the subject report serve as the Region's detailed comments to be carefully considered by the Ministry of the Environment as the Region's response to the White Paper on Watershed-based Source Protection Planning.
See also Resolution 2004-463
PL-A2. Construction Activity in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area, Year End 2003
PL-B. Development Planning Services
PL-B1. Appeal of the Town of Orangeville's Official Plan Amendment 84 - Official Plan Review (OPA 84)
PL-C1. David Miller, Mayor, City of Toronto, Letter dated March 8, 2004 Requesting that the Province of Ontario Immediately Consult with the City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission and Other Municipalities and Transit Operators in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on the Mandate and Scope of the Proposed Greater Toronto Transportation Authority
PL-C2. Steve Peters, Minister, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Letter dated March 23, 2004 Thanking Chair Kolb for his Letter of February 18, 2004 Regarding the Greater Toronto Area's (GTA) Agricultural Action Plan and Noting the Ministry's Support for a Comprehensive Approach to Ensuring the Future Competitiveness of Agriculture Across the Province
PL-C3. Leona Dombrowsky, Minister, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Letter dated March 24, 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
ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
PW-A. Engineering and Construction
PW-A1. Fluorescent Yellow/Green School Zone Signs, Doubling of Traffic Violation Fines in School Zones, Removal of School Area Community Safety Zones
That the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario be requested to amend the Highway Traffic Act with respect to the use of fluorescent yellow/green signs in School Zone Areas;
And further, that the Ministry of Transportation Ontario be requested to amend the Highway Traffic Act with respect to doubling traffic violation fines in school zones;
And further, that the Ministry of Transportation Ontario be requested to amend the Highway Traffic Act with respect to the removal of school zones as candidates for Community Safety Zones;
And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 26, 2004, titled "Fluorescent Yellow/Green School Zone Signs, Doubling of Traffic Violation Fines in School Zones, Removal of School Area Community Safety Zones" be sent to the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and the Ontario Traffic Conference.
PW-A2. Traffic Control Signals at the Intersection of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) and Kenderry Gate/World Drive, Capital Project 04-4470 - City of Mississauga, Ward 5
That Traffic Control Signals at the intersection of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) and Kenderry Gate/World Drive, be installed under Capital Project 04-4470;
And further, that funding of $85,000, previously reported as $120,000 under Roads Component 5624 in the 2003 Development Charges Background Study, be advanced from 2010 and set up under Capital Project 04-4470, financed from the Roads Development Charge Reserve R3505.
PW-B. Operations and Maintenance
PW-B1. Catch Basin Cleaning Contract, Document #1999-085Q
That Document #1999-085Q for catch basin cleaning services, be extended for two additional 12 month periods from April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2006, with Flow-Kleen Technology Limited for an estimated annual cost of $57,000 (excluding applicable taxes), and Almon Environmental Limited for an estimated annual cost of $10,500 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001;
And further, that staff be authorized to increase and/or extend 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 to the lowest responsive and responsible vendors;
And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers.
PW-C. Waste Management
PW-C1. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting (WMSC-2004-3) held on April 8, 2004
1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the consolidated agenda for the April 8, 2004, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.
a) Rod Muir, Founder, Waste Diversion Toronto and Waste Diversion Campaigner, Sierra Club of Canada, GTA Group and Eastern Canada Chapter, Discussing Alternative Methods for the Promotion of Waste Diversion
Deferred to the May 20, 2004 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting 2004-411
See also Resolution 2004-416
4. WASTE MANAGEMENT UPDATES
a) Communication Strategy for Changes in the Sharps Collection Program at Community Recycling Centres (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management
b) New and Emerging Technologies Update (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management
c) Tipping Fee Structure at Community Recycling Centres (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management
Referred back to Waste Management Staff 2004-414
a) Damian Bassett, Chief Executive Officer, Stewardship Ontario, Letter Dated March 1, 2004 Advising of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's Contribution to the Regional Municipality of Peel for the Collection of Glass Beverage Alcohol Containers in the Blue Box Recycling System
b) Rod Muir, Founder, Waste Diversion Toronto and Waste Diversion Campaigner, Sierra Club of Canada, GTA Group and Eastern Canada Chapter, Letter dated March 31, 2004, Requesting that the Region of Peel Consider the Use of 60 and 80 Litre Carts for Organics Collection
Referred to Public Works 2004-416
See also Resolution 2004-411
c) Leona Dombrowsky, Ontario Minister of the Environment, Speaking Notes and News Releases, dated April 5, 2004, Announcing the Ministry's Waste Management Strategy and Introducing the Adams Mine Lake Act
That the Minister of the Environment be requested to include a representative from the Region of Peel on the advisory panel that will be established to develop proposals on possible approaches to improving the environmental assessment process.
PW-C2. Operating Agreements for Bolton and Brampton Community Recycling Centre Reuse Stores - Town of Caledon, Ward 5 and City of Brampton, Ward 7
That the Region of Peel enter into a 10 year agreement with Caledon Community Services (CCS) to operate the CCS ReUstore at the Bolton Community Recycling Centre, effective May 1, 2004, at a total cost to the Region of $8,676.36, for the first year of operation, to be funded through Current Cost Centre WW20000, account 23950;
And further, that the Region of Peel enter into a 10 year agreement with Goodwill Industries of Toronto to operate the Goodwill Reuse Store at the Brampton Community Recycling Centre, effective May 1, 2004;
And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers.
PW-D1. James Knight, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated March 8, 2004, Presenting the Regional Municipality of Peel with a Cheque in Payment Towards the First Milestone of the Taste and Odour in Lake Ontario: Cause and Control Project
PW-D2. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 5, 2004, Outlining AMOs Response to the Minister of the Environment's Announcement on a Review of the Environmental Assessment Process and Release of a Waste Diversion Discussion Paper
ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY
HO-A1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 29, 2004, Advising of Funding for a Provincial Rent Bank Program and Additional Funding for Energy-Related Housing Emergencies
The Commissioner of Housing and Property advised that of the $10 million in provincial funding for the Rent Bank Program, Peel's allocation is $867,000. He noted that in Peel, the program is part of the Homeless Prevention Program operated by the Social Services department. The Commissioner further advised that staff are in the process of reviewing how the new funding can be integrated to complement the services that are already in place. Staff will report back to Council at a future date with recommendations for implementation.
ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
HS-A. Communicable Diseases
HS-A1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Future Public Health Threats
HS-B. Long-Term Care
HS-B1. Seniors' Month - June 2004
WHEREAS Seniors Month is an annual nation-wide celebration;
AND WHEREAS seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community;
AND WHEREAS seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community;
AND WHEREAS their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told;
AND WHEREAS the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community;
AND WHEREAS the knowledge and experience seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the month of June 2004 be proclaimed Seniors' Month in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
HS-B2. Redevelopment of Sheridan Villa Long Term Care Centre
That Sheridan Villa Long Term Care Centre be redeveloped to 186 beds to upgrade from a 'C' to 'A' facility;
And further, that the Commissioner of Health enter into an agreement with the Housing and Property Department to manage the capital project;
And further, that the Commissioner of Health proceed with the selection of an architectural firm to design the project in accordance with Regional Purchasing By-laws, and with funds approved in the 2004 capital budget in Capital Project 04-5455;
And further, that the Commissioner of Health report back to Regional Council with a business plan and renovation program prior to proceeding with the construction phase.
HS-C. General Services
HS-C1. Report of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (GRC-2004-1) held on April 1, 2004
1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
That Councillor Stewart be appointed as Chair of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2006;
And further, that Councillor Moore be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2006.
2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the agenda for the April 1, 2004, Grants Ad Hoc Committee meeting be approved.
a) LeeAnn Lloyd, Manager, Community Services and Special Projects, Social Services Department, Region of Peel, Providing an Overview of Community Programs Funding
a) Community Programs Funding Guidelines Revisions
That the Community Programs Funding Policies F30-05 be revised as outlined in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated March 17, 2004, titled, "Community Programs Funding Guidelines Revisions".
b) Community Programs Funding - 2004 Funding Process
That the agencies as outlined in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated March 18, 2004, titled, "Community Programs Funding - 2004 Funding Process", be considered for a three year funding agreement upon their successful completion of the Community Programs Funding application process and illustration of their continued compliance with the eligibility criteria;
And further, that four agencies: Family Services of Peel, Brampton Safe City, Peel Soil and Crop Association, and Streetsville Neighbours Assistance Program be considered for multi-year funding upon successful completion of the Community Programs Funding application process;
And further, that an application process for one year program funding be initiated in 2004, conditional upon available funding, for two priority areas: Community programs that assist persons with mental health difficulties or mental illness, and for programs that respond to vulnerable, disadvantaged youth.
c) Strengthening Non-Profit Agencies and Organizations in Peel
That $75,000 be invested into a joint funding program on an annual basis for the next three years with United Way of Peel Region for strengthening organizational effectiveness grants for Peel agencies;
And further, that the funding be financed from Social Services' grant reserve (R1260).
HS-D1. Pauline Burke, Office Manager, Safe Kids Canada, Letter dated March 2, 2004, Providing a Copy of the Article Published in the March 2004 Edition of Paediatric Child Health, Titled: "Hot Tap Water Scalds Prevention: A Case for the Power of Public Health Partnerships in Affecting Regulatory Change"
HS-D2. Gurbax Malhi, MP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton-Springdale, Letter dated March 24, 2004, Acknowledging Receipt of the Region's Letter dated February 19, 2004, Concerning Peel's Interest in the New Federal-Provincial Immigration Agreement (Resolution 2004-86)
HS-D3. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Letter dated March 29, 2004 to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Concerning Regional Council's Request for Information Regarding the 6,963 Notifications of Sponsorship Defaults that were Circulated in Ontario by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
MA-A. Regional Chair
MA-A1. Recognition Event for Retiring Councillors, 2000-2003 Term
MA-B. Chief Administrative Officer
MA-B1. Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 18 to 24, 2004
WHEREAS National Volunteer Week is proclaimed from April l8 -24, 2004, celebrating the spirit and energy of all volunteers in the Region of Peel. Regional volunteers supply the valued link between our departments and the community;
AND WHEREAS the Region encourages the teamwork of volunteers and staff to provide quality customer service;
AND WHEREAS across Regional departments, more than fifteen hundred volunteers are contributing to the success of programs and to the health and well being of our community.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the week of April 18 to April 24, 2004 be declared VOLUNTEER WEEK in the Region of Peel.
MA-C. Ambulance and Emergency Programs
MA-C1. 2004 Ambulance Equipment Planning
That the purchase order for Rowland Auto Electric Inc. (the provider of vehicle maintenance and repair) be increased to $750,000 for 2004 to reflect increased system demands and fleet size;
And further, that the purchase order for Allied Medical (the provider of medical equipment and supplies) be increased to $730,000 for 2004 to reflect increased system demands including Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) complement, complexity of calls, increasing medical skills required and the SARS-driven increase in disposable supplies and paramedic protective equipment.
MA-C2. 2004 Ambulance Fleet Planning
That a contract be made with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOH<C), Emergency Health Services Branch for the purchase of 14 ambulances, 1 emergency response vehicle and related patient transportation and medical equipment in 2004 for a total approximate value of $1,690,000, including applicable taxes, based on Regional Council's previous approval of the 2004 Capital Budget;
And further, that the necessary funds for this purchase be provided from Capital Project #04-7803 and #04-7802 approved in the 2004 Capital Budget (Resolution 2004-68);
And further, that in the event that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Emergency Health Services Branch ceases procuring ambulances for the Province, that staff be authorized to directly negotiate with the two designated ambulance manufacturers.
MA-D. Internal Audit
MA-D1. Internal Audit Awareness Day - May 13, 2004
WHEREAS the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with approximately 90,000 members representing 150 countries around the globe;
AND WHEREAS the IIA is the recognized authority, principal educator, and acknowledged leader in the Internal Audit profession worldwide;
AND WHEREAS the IIA has declared the month of May as International Internal Audit Awareness Month;
AND WHEREAS the IIA encourages all members worldwide to participate in this important celebration;
AND WHEREAS Internal Audit assists Audit Subcommittee in ensuring that the Region is operating in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner and also provides assurance that programs are working effectively and are being delivered efficiently;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT May 13, 2004 be proclaimed INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS DAY in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
MA-E. Corporate Finance
MA-E1. 2004 Regional Levy By-Law
That the necessary by-law be presented to Council for approval which apportions the net levy requirement of $557,000,000 to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon in accordance with the Council approved apportionment formula and per the Financial Control by-law, as detailed in Appendix I, of the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 30, 2004, titled "2004 Regional Levy By-Law", inclusive of technical adjustments related to waste management expenditures.
See also Resolution 2004-462
MA-E2. 2003 Investment Report
That in compliance with Provincial Regulation 438/97, as amended by O. Reg. 265/02, governing municipal investment practices, the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance dated March 17, 2004, titled "2003 Investment Report" (per Appendix 1) be approved.
MA-E3. Regional Procurement Policies and Procedures
Deferred to the May 6, 2004 General Committee meeting 2004-441
PEOPLE INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY
MA-F. Information Technology
MA-F1. Public Sector Network Update and Budget
That in accordance with the Public Sector Network (PSN) Partnership Agreement, the PSN Financial Results for 2003 and Proposed Budget for 2004, as documented in Schedule A of the report of the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology, dated March 15, 2004, titled "Public Sector Network Update and Budget" be approved, with no impact on the overall Regional budget;
And further, that staff be authorized to apply revenues received from PSN Subscribers in 2004 to offset shared network expenditures, as documented in Schedule A of the subject report;
And further, that the PSN Access Agreements with William Osler Health Centre and Trillium Health Centre be amended to include additional routes added in 2003;
And further, that staff be authorized, through the PSN Steering Committee, to add or modify schedules to existing subscriber Access Agreements to connect additional subscriber sites to the PSN Network, subject to review and approval by the Regional Solicitor;
And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate with Hydro One Telecom Inc. a mutually beneficial exchange of Irrefutable Rights of Use (IRU) for strands of fibre for the purpose of facilitating PSN connections in Caledon;
And further, that the Region execute the subject Agreement for Region-owned fibre, subject to review and approval by the Regional Solicitor.
MA-G1. Emil Kolb, Chair, Regional Municipality of Peel, Memorandum dated February 18, 2004, Informing Mayor McCallion of the Recent Issues Surrounding the Ambulance Services and Paramedic Problems in the City of Toronto
MA-G2. Marolyn Morrison, Mayor, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 5, 2004, Advising that on March 1, 2004 Caledon Council Passed a Resolution Confirming that Caledon Will Not Support the Elimination of Regional Government in Peel
MA-G3. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 15, 2004, Providing the Region of Peel with a Copy of the GO Transit 2004/2005 Operating and Capital Budgets Approved by the GO Board on Friday, March 12, 2004
MA-G4. Dr. Kuldip Kular, MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated March 16, 2004, Thanking Chair Kolb for his Correspondence Regarding the Funding of Land Ambulance Services
MA-G5. Nancy Naylor, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Finance, Letter dated March 18, 2004, Advising Municipalities of the Minister of Finance's Announcement Regarding the New Initiatives that Permit Municipalities to Apply to the Minister of Finance for New Transition Ratios for 2004 and Criteria for Property Tax Increases Subject to Levy Restrictions
MA-G6. Jim Bradley, MPP, Minister of Tourism and Recreation, Letter dated March 19, 2004, Regarding the Vital Role that the Tourism Industry has in Contributing to Ontario's Economic Health and Well Being and Encouraging the Region to Pursue or Expand on its Current Tourism Development
MA-G7. John Hogg, President/CEO, Cole Layer Trumble Canada Inc. (CLT), Letter dated March 19, 2004, Requesting Regional Council's Support by Way of Resolution of the Concept of a Competitive Property Assessment System in Ontario
MA-G8. News Release: From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated March 22, 2004, Advising that the 100 Percent GST Rebate Came Into Effect on February 1, 2004 and Municipalities will Receive The Refund Payment with Interest when Legislation that Receives Royal Assent
See also Resolution 2004-451
MA-G9. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 23, 2004, Advising that the Federal Budget Implements the Promised GST Rebate and Accelerates the Flow of Federal Investment in Municipal and Rural Infrastructure
See also Resolution 2004-450
MA-G10. News Release: From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated March 23, 2004, Advising that the Government Confirms its Intention to Work with the Provinces and Territories to Share with Municipal Governments a Portion of the Gas Tax Revenues or Determine Other Fiscal Mechanisms that Achieve the Same Goal
MA-G11. Ann Mulvale, Mayor, Town of Oakville, Letter dated March 24, 2004 Requesting that Ontario Municipalities Send a Strong Consistent Message to the Senior Levels of Government that the Only Solution to the Financial Burden of Downloading is the New Deal that Would See Their Reinvestment in Municipal Communities
See also Resolution 2004-454
MA-G12. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 25, 2004, Advising that the AMO President Ann Mulvale Met with Premier Dalton McGuinty to Discuss the Provincial Government's Strong Communities Agenda
See also Resolution 2004-453
MA-G13. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 26, 2004, Providing Regional Council with a Copy of the 2003 External Funding Assistance - Public Police Programs Report dated March 23, 2004
MA-G14. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 29, 2004, Advising that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty Signed an Open Letter to All Heads of Council Setting Out His Government's Vision of Communities in Ontario and Requested Prime Minister Martin to Form a Federal-Provincial-Municipal Working Group for Trilateral Cooperation in Important Fiscal, Governance and Service Delivery Matters
MA-G15. John Burke, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Brent Marshall, Chief Administrative Officer, Regional Municipality of Halton, Extending an Invitation to the 2004 Central Ontario Municipal Conference "Bridging the Gap Governments Working Together" on Behalf of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on April 22, 2004
MA-G16. Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated March 30, 2004, Advising that the TRCA will be Considering its 2004 Budget Including Non-matching Municipal Levy on April 30, 2004
MA-G17. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 30, 2004, Providing Regional Council with a Copy of the Report Regarding the Successful Completion of the Derry Road Facility Both on Time and Under Budget Using the Design/Build Method of Construction
MA-G18. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 30, 2004, Providing Regional Council with a Copy of the Police Services Board - 2003 Annual Report on Board Activities
2. Staff Reports
a) Disability Education and Sensitivity Training for Region of Peel Staff
Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;
That Regional Council and the Executive Management Team endorse participation of Regional staff in disability education and sensitivity training as recommended by the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee on April 13, 2004;
And further, that a pilot program be scheduled as expeditiously as possible, to be provided by the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Peel/Halton/Dufferin, at no cost to the Region of Peel;
And further, that participants in the pilot program include representatives from Regional Council, the Executive Management Team, People, Information & Technology department training staff, Regional staff Accessibility Working Group and the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee.
By-law 34-2004: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2004 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on Area Municipalities.
Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;
That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
34-2004, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.
See also Resolution 2004-439
9. OTHER BUSINESS
a) Resolution Regarding the Provincial White Paper on Watershed-based Source Protection Planning
Moved by Councillor Lyons,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;
That the Province of Ontario, when developing the legislation resulting from the Provincial White Paper on Watershed-based Source Protection Planning, be requested to take into account the views of farmers, such as the importance of maintaining the asset value of farms and the potential impact of new policies on agricultural operations, and address the need for compensation and support.
See also Resolution 2004-401
b) Councillor Fennell Advising Members of Regional Council of her Nomination for the Position of Second Vice-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) (Oral)
Councillor Fennell advised that she has been nominated for the position of Second Vice-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). She encouraged Members of Regional Council to support her nomination at the upcoming FCM meeting in Edmonton, on May 30, 2004.
c) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works Introducing the Director of Operations and Maintenance to Members of Regional Council (Oral)
Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works introduced Ric Robertshaw, the new Director of Operations and Maintenance Division of the Public Works department, who assumed the position in March, 2004.
10. NOTICES OF MOTION
11. IN CAMERA MATTERS
Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;
That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of April 15, 2004 and a Council report relating to the following:
- litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;
That Council proceed out of "In Camera".
1. General Committee
a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2004-5) meeting held on April 22, 2004
G1. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board
That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as purchaser, enter into an agreement with Leslie John Carrier, as vendor, for the purchase of fee simple interest lands described as Lot 42, Plan 483, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, as described in Instrument RO786221, PIN 13204-0115, and known municipally as 1892 Britannia Road, Mississauga, Ontario, for a total purchase price of $237,587.50 plus taxes and costs;
And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project Number 99-4080.
G2. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board
That the In Camera report of the Chief Administrative Officer dated February 20, 2004, regarding a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board, be received;
And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be directed to inform Nortel in writing that the Region of Peel will not be pursuing use of the property.
2. Staff Reports
a) Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;
That the In Camera report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated March 12, 2004, regarding litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board, be received;
And further, that the subject matter be deferred to a Special Meeting of Regional Council to be held on May 6, 2004 at 9:00 a.m.
12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL
Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;
That By-law 35-2004 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 22, 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 Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.