THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
November 18, 2004


Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:34 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Corbasson 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, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi*, M. Prentice, P. Saito*, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:

H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; G. Miles; R. Paterak, 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. H. Shapiro, Acting Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Chair Kolb declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget as a family member is employed with the Peel Regional Police.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) October 28, 2004, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 28, 2004 be approved.

Carried 2004-1144


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That the agenda for the November 18, 2004 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2004-1145


Councillor Saito arrived at 9:36 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:37 a.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:43 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Acting Chief Mike Metcalf, Peel Regional Police; Jim Labinowicz, Branch President; Bill Burrell, Chair of the Poppy Fund and George 'Potsy' Burrows, Vice-Chair of the Poppy Fund, Branch 15 of the Royal Canadian Legion Presenting Two Defibrillators Purchased with the Proceeds of the 2003 Poppy Fund to Members of the Peel Regional Police Marine Unit

Received 2004-1146

b) Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management, Acknowledging Receipt of Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) 2004 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards

Received 2004-1147

c) Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer Presenting the National Quality Institute's (NQI) Canada Award of Excellence (CAE) - Silver Level to Regional Chair Emil Kolb; Mayor Susan Fennell, City of Brampton; Mayor Marolyn Morrison, Town of Caledon; and, Acting Mayor George Carlson, City of Mississauga

Received 2004-1148


6. COMMUNICATIONS

Additional Item

December 2, 2004 General Committee Meeting - Area Municipal Mayors and Regional Chair Meeting with the Provincial Facilitator (Oral)

Received 2004-1149

Regional Chair Kolb announced that Councillor Prentice will be Acting Chair for the month of December, 2004 and will be presiding over the General Committee meeting scheduled for December 2, 2004.


7. REPORTS

Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor M. Prentice

PW-A. Waste Management

PW-A1. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2004-7) Meeting held on November 4, 2004

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-14-2004:

That the consolidated agenda for the November 4, 2004 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to add an additional item under Delegations/Presentations as Item 3a;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the November 4, 2004, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2004-1150


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Additional Item

a) Doug Billett, Habitat for Humanity Brampton, (HFHB), Affiliate, Informing of the Services Provided by HFHB and Requesting Region of Peel Support to Help their ReStore Get Started

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1160


4. WASTE MANAGEMENT UPDATES

a) 2004 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2004-1151

b) Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility Construction Update (Oral)
Presentation by Melanie Kawalec, Manager, Waste Program Planning

Received 2004-1152

c) Remaining Capacity at the Caledon Sanitary Landfill Site (Oral)
Presentation by Larry Conrad, Manager, Waste Operations

Received 2004-1153

d) Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Waste Management Working Group Update (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2004-1154

e) Region Wide Organics (RWO) Container Tender Update (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2004-1155

f) 7900 Airport Road, City of Brampton, Ward 8 - Property Summary (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2004-1156

g) Caledon Sanitary Landfill Redevelopment Proposal (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2004-1157

h) Waste Management Workshop, February 24, 2005 (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION WM-15-2004:

That a waste diversion workshop and presentation be scheduled as part of the February 2005 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2004-1158


5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Doug Billett, Chair, Site Selection & ReStore Committee, Habitat for Humanity Brampton (HFHB) Affiliate, Letter dated August 27, 2004, Requesting that the Region of Peel Support HFHB with a $75,000 Grant to Help their ReStore Get Started

Referred to Staff 2004-1159

See also Resolution 2004-1160


Item 3a was dealt with.

a) Doug Billett, Habitat for Humanity Brampton, (HFHB), Affiliate, Informing of the Services Provided by HFHB and Requesting Region of Peel Support to Help their ReStore Get Started

Received 2004-1160

See also Resolution 2004-1159


b) Glenda Gies, Executive Director, Waste Diversion Ontario, Letter dated October 5, 2004, Providing a Summary of the Region of Peel 2003 Municipal Blue Box Datacall Results

Received 2004-1161


PW-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-B1. Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Highlights, dated October 27, 2004, Providing an Overview of Issues Discussed at the October 1, 2004 OGRA Board of Directors Meeting and Advising of the 2005 OGRA/ROMA Combined Conference, February 20 - 23, 2005 to be Held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto

Received 2004-1162

PW-B2. Stikeman Elliott, LLP, Barristers and Solicitors, Fax dated November 8, 2004, Advising of the Proposed Southdown Station Electrical Power Plant at 759-797 Winston Churchill Boulevard, City of Mississauga and the Proposed Goreway Station Electrical Power Plant, West Side of Goreway Drive, Between Highway 407 and Regional Road 107/Queen Street, City of Brampton

Received 2004-1163

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor N. Stewart

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Clerk's

MA-A1. Proposed Provincial Legislation - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Received 2004-1164

MA-A2. December 3, 2004 - International Day of Disabled Persons

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

WHEREAS, the Region of Peel and other Organizations representing Persons with disabilities and various levels of government across the country are recognizing December 3, 2004 as United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons;

AND WHEREAS, the disabled community in Canada exceeds thirteen per cent of our population;

AND WHEREAS, by recognizing their contributions to our community, as entrepreneurs, decision-makers, employees, musicians, artists, volunteers, parents, grandparents;

AND WHEREAS, by calling attention to their ability and willingness to contribute to Canada's economic, political and social communities, including the important work of the members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), and the Region of Peel Transhelp Advisory Committee (TAC);

AND WHEREAS, for many among us, our future depends on the success of creating communities and recognizing the efforts put forward by the individuals with disabilities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT December 3, 2004 be proclaimed as the UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISABLED PERSONS in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2004-1165


FINANCE

MA-B. Corporate Finance

MA-B1. 2005 Regional Current and Capital Budgets
Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, Presenting an Overview of the 2005 Region of Peel Business Plan followed by All Regional Program Presentations by Commissioners

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1187


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, Letter dated October 5, 2004, Regarding the Speech from the Throne

Received 2004-1166

MA-C2. Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance, Letter dated October 7, 2004, Advising of the Advancements the McGuinty Government has Made During the First Year in Office

Received 2004-1167

MA-C3. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated October 7, 2004, Regarding the Growing Economy in Ontario, and the Positive Changes within the areas of Housing and Municipal Affairs

Received 2004-1168

MA-C4. Theresa E. Maguire-Garber, CAO and Secretary-Treasurer, Conservation Halton, Letter dated October 14, 2004, Advising of the 2005 Budget Resolution Passed by the Conservation Halton Board of Directors on September 30, 2004

Received 2004-1169

MA-C5. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated November 3, 2004, Regarding the Long Standing Service Recognition of Municipal Politicians

Received 2004-1170

MA-C6. Charlotte Gravlev, Director of Clerk's and Regional Clerk, Memorandum dated November 4, 2004 Providing Information Requested at the October 28, 2004 Regional Council meeting

Received 2004-1171


Councillor Adams arrived at 10:06 a.m.


ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY
Chaired by Councillor P. Mullin

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Approval to Spend Federal Funds on Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Program Priorities

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the spending of the $2,853,188 in Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Program funding as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living, dated November 5, 2004, titled "Approval to Spend Federal Funds on Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Program Priorities", be approved;

And further, that Capital Project 04-5020 be established in the amount of $1,170,000 for the Creation of Transitional or Supportive Housing Options financed by the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Program funding;

And further, that Capital Project 04-5021 be established in the amount of $444,099 for the Preservation and Enhancement of Housing Stock financed by the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Program funding;

And further, that $1,239,089 of the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Program funding be deposited in Current Cost Centre SH00119;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to all area MPs and MPPs for their information.

Carried 2004-1172


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. Catherine Axford, Executive Assistant to The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman, Ontario Heritage Foundation, Letter dated September 20, 2004, Encouraging Regional Council to Participate in the Ontario Heritage Foundation's "Young Heritage Leaders Program 2004" by Nominating Young People Who Have Made Significant Contributions to Community Heritage Preservation

Received 2004-1173

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor S. DiMarco

SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-A. Transhelp

HS-A1. Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated November 10, 2004, titled "Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation" regarding Peel's allocation from provincial gas tax refund program, be received;

And further, that conditional upon the resolution of GO Transit funding issues, approval to set up a new Reserve Fund be granted;

And further, that conditional upon the resolution of GO Transit funding issues, approval to adjust the 2004 budget for the estimated expected refund for 2004 be granted.

Carried 2004-1174


HEALTH

HS-B. Long-Term Care

HS-B1. New Long-Term Care Enhanced Resident Care Funding

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

That the implementation of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care enhanced resident care initiative to increase direct personal care at Davis Centre, Malton Village, Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines Long Term Care Homes, be approved;

And further, that the addition of 26 Full-Time Equivalent (F.T.E.) employees to provide the enhanced personal care at an annualized cost of $1.7 million fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care's Enhanced Care Funding, be approved;

And further, that the 2004 Budget be adjusted to reflect the additional funding effective October 1, 2004 and to satisfy Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care requirements to commence the program in January 2005.

Carried 2004-1175


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated October 27, 2004, Approving the Appointment of Dr. Lilian Yuan to the Position of Associate Medical Officer of Health for the Peel Regional Health Unit

Received 2004-1176

See also Resolution 2004-1177

HS-C2. George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated October 27, 2004, Approving the Appointment of Dr. Eileen de Villa to the Position of Associate Medical Officer of Health for the Peel Regional Health Unit

Received 2004-1177

See also Resolution 2004-1176

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

PL-A. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-A1. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Letter dated October 26, 2004, Responding to a Correspondence from Chair Kolb Regarding the Greenbelt Task Force's Discussion Paper - Toward a Golden Horseshoe Greenbelt (Resolution 2004-799)

Received 2004-1178


8. BY-LAWS


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

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

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

  • Labour relations or employee negotiations

Carried 2004-1179


Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Lyons;

That Council proceed out of "In Camera".

Carried 2004-1180


Staff Reports

a) A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant enter into an Offer to Lease and subsequent Lease Agreement with Maxemum Property Management Ltd. as Landlord, for 2,784 square feet (258.63 square metres) of combined space on the ground floor and basement of 268 Lakeshore Road East, City of Mississauga;

And further, that the Regional Municipality of Peel be authorized to execute a Lease Termination Agreement with the Landlord, to terminate the existing lease at 230 Lakeshore Road East;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Agreement be provided from Cost Centre PA20200 and Account 23904;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Lease.

Carried 2004-1181

b) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That recommendations regarding a mandate for wage settlements as outlined in the In Camera Report of the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology, dated November 5, 2004, regarding labour relations or employee negotiations be authorized.

Carried 2004-1182


c) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the implementation of the 2005 Salary Pay Band Increases and Pay for Performance program as outlined in the joint In Camera report of the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated November 5, 2004, regarding labour relations or employee negotiations be authorized.

Carried 2004-1183

d) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the recommendations for the Certification Premium for each valid Water and/or Waste Water Operator licence as outlined in the joint In Camera report of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology dated November 5, 2004, regarding labour relations or employee negotiations be authorized.

Carried 2004-1184

e) A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board (Oral)

Received 2004-1185


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That By-law 126-2004 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council to this point of the meeting held on November 18, 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.

Carried 2004-1186



RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 10:55 a.m., in order to prepare for the presentation regarding the Overview of the 2005 Region of Peel Business Plan by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance.

Regional Council reconvened at 11:02 a.m.

ROLL CALL

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

H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; G. Miles; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business


Councillor Corbasson arrived at 11:04 a.m.
Councillor Fennell arrived at 11:04 a.m.
Councillor Mullin arrived at 11:04 a.m.
Councillor DiMarco arrived at 11:15 a.m.
Councillor Mahoney arrived at 11:15 a.m.
Councillor Groves arrived at 11:20 a.m.


Items Related to Management - Item MA-B1 was dealt with.

MA-B. Corporate Finance

MA-B1. 2005 Regional Current and Capital Budgets

This item will be dealt with following Budget presentations


Overview of the 2005 Regional Business Plan
Presentation by Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

Received 2004-1187

 

RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 12:00 p.m. for lunch

Regional Council reconvened at 12:34 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Members Present:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson¨, F. Dale, A. Groves¨, N. Iannicca¨, E. Kolb, D. Lyons¨, K. Mahoney*, E. Moore¨, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri¨, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:

S. DiMarco; S. Fennell; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; G. Miles; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business

Councillor Mahoney arrived at 12:40 p.m.


Staff was requested to present an overview of each departmental program review.

Ambulance and Emergency Programs, Corporate Services
Presentation by R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor

Received 2004-1188

Councillor Moore departed at 1:16 p.m.
Councillor Iannicca departed at 1:26 p.m.

Social Services
Presentation by David Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services

Received 2004-1189

Public Health
Presentation by Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health and Howard Shapiro, Acting Medical Officer of Health

Received 2004-1190

Housing and Property
Presentation by Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living

Received 2004-1191

Public Works
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works



Councillor Corbasson departed at 2:20 p.m.
Councillor Groves departed at 2:20 p.m.
Councillor Sprovieri departed at 2:35 p.m.
Councillor Lyons departed at 2:39 p.m., due to a medical appointment


A quorum of voting members was lost at 2:39 p.m.

Upon completion of questions from members, the meeting stood adjourned at 3:00 p.m., and in accordance with Section III-4(e) of the Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, the remaining program overview presentations and Item MA-B1, the report titled "2005 Regional Current and Capital Budgets" shall be placed on the agenda for the next meeting of Regional Council.

 

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair