THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
December 9, 2004


Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:42 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Groves recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, 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
 
Members Absent:

S. DiMarco, due to illness

 
Also Present:

D. Labrecque, Acting Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; N. Trim, Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; G. O'Brecht, Acting 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 Peel Regional Police Budget as a family member is employed with the Peel Regional Police.

Mayor McCallion declared a conflict of interest with respect to the Peel Regional Police Budget as a family member is employed with the Peel Regional Police.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) November 18, 2004, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on November 18, 2004 be amended to note that Councillor Lyons departed at 2:39 p.m. due to a medical appointment;

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on November 18, 2004 be amended to note that the absence of Councillor Paterak was due to other municipal business;

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on November 18, 2004 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2004-1211

b) November 25, 2004 Special Regional Council meeting

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Lyons;

That the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on November 25, 2004 be amended to note that the absence of Councillor Sprovieri was due to other municipal business;

And further, that the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on November 25, 2004 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2004-1212


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the consolidated agenda for the December 9, 2004 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2004-1213



Councillor Prentice assumed the Chair.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Peter Dundas, Director of Ambulance and Emergency Programs, Presenting the Certificate to Operate Peel Regional Ambulance Services to Councillor Paul Palleschi, Councillor Marolyn Morrison and Acting Regional Chair Maja Prentice

Received 2004-1214

Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:39 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:48 a.m.

b) Maja Prentice, Acting Regional Chair, Councillor Paul Palleschi, Councillor Marolyn Morrison and Acting Deputy Chief Dan Banting, Peel Regional Police, Presenting the Paul Schram Memorial Award, Emergency Communicator of the Year Award to Lynne Coulter, Emergency Communicator, Peel Regional Police

Received 2004-1215

Councillor McCallion arrived at 10:00 a.m.

c) Maja Prentice, Acting Regional Chair, Councillor Annette Groves and Glenn Barnes, Chair, TransHelp Advisory Committee, Presenting the Employee Excellence Award by the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) to Jayne Munden, TransHelp Operator

Received 2004-1216

d) Ian Neville, President, Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), Presenting the Canadian Public Works Week Recognition Award to Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Withdrawn 2004-1217

Regional Chair Kolb assumed the Chair.

e) Duane Cramer, Vice-President, Development, Sithe Southdown Limited, Regarding the Proposed Transmission Line Licence Agreement with the Region of Peel

Received 2004-1218

See also Resolutions 2004-1219 and 2004-1245



Staff Reports - Item 7-2c was dealt with.

7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

c) Licence Agreement for Access to Regional Right-of-Way Between Numbers 759-797 Winston Churchill Boulevard and the Canadian National Railway Line, 850 Metres North by Sithe Canada Limited and Sithe Southdown Limited - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That a Licence Agreement with Sithe Canada Ltd. and/or Sithe Southdown Ltd. (collectively "Sithe") granting non-exclusive permission to install, operate, and maintain equipment (including an electrical transmission line and a natural gas supply line) within the specified right-of-way on Winston Churchill Boulevard between #759-797 Winston Churchill Blvd. and the Canadian National Railway Line north of Royal Windsor Drive be entered into.

Carried 2004-1219

(Councillor Mullin noted as opposed.)

See also Resolutions 2004-1218 and 2004-1245


Councillor Adams arrived at 10:44 a.m.

f) Dr. Howard Shapiro, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Regarding the State of the Region's Health Report 2004 - Focus on Suicide

Received 2004-1220

See also Resolutions 2004-1257 and 2004-1258



6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Mike Colle, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance, Letter Received November 22, 2004, Inviting Input related to the Investigative Review of Customer Service Issues related to the 407 in response to Consumer Complaints about the Toll Highway

Referred to Planning and Public Works staff 2004-1221

b) John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, letter dated December 8, 2004 advising that the Greenbelt Development Freeze has been extended to March 9, 2005

Received 2004-1222


Additional Item

Update on Transit Funding Issues (Oral)

Received 2004-1223

See also Resolutions 2004-1224 and 2004-1230

Chair Kolb advised Regional Council that he spoke to the Minister of Transportation, Harinder Takhar, who advised that the Province will not release the gas tax funding to the Region or its area municipalities unless the Region of Peel pays the GO levy.


Staff Reports - Item 7-2a-iii was dealt with.

iii) Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance regarding the GO Transit Funding Resolution

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has indicated that it will conduct a review of the Development Charges Act commencing in 2005 and that such a review will also include GO Transit development charges;

AND WHEREAS the Province of Ontario is expected to announce the introduction of legislation to establish the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority;

AND WHEREAS the Province of Ontario has expressed its intent to consult further regarding the mandate and structure of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority;

AND WHEREAS the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel adopted resolution 2004-541 at its meeting held on May 13, 2004, advising the Province of Ontario of the position of the Region of Peel to limit the municipal contribution to the GO Transit Growth Capital Plan to the amount raised through GO Transit development charges;

AND WHEREAS the same resolution also requested the Province of Ontario to amend the Development Charges Act to allow municipalities to raise funds for GO Transit in a manner where the non-growth related component will be funded by the Province of Ontario and that there be no contribution to the GO Transit Growth Capital Plan from property taxes;

AND WHEREAS the Regional Municipality of Peel is prepared to support GO Transit funding to the extent that the Development Charges Act may apply on new construction, subject to the necessary legislative amendments to the Development Charges Act;

AND WHEREAS staff from the GTA Regions, Cities of Hamilton and Toronto, the Ministry of Transportation and GO Transit are collaboratively preparing a GO Transit development charges background study for the GTA and Hamilton;

AND WHEREAS a number of issues have been raised during the development charges background study process regarding GO Transit funding and the feasibility of implementing new GO Transit development charges by-laws in each municipality prior to December 31, 2004 when the current by-laws expire;

AND WHEREAS the Minister of Transportation indicated that the Province of Ontario will not forward gas tax funding for the TransHelp service should the Region of Peel not continue to fully support the GO Transit Growth Capital Plan;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Regional Municipality of Peel is prepared to support the extension by the Province of Ontario of the current funding GO Transit development charges by-laws for an additional year;

And further, that the Regional Municipality of Peel is prepared to support the current funding regime for the same period as the extended GO Transit development charges by-laws, to allow for the necessary negotiations between the Province and GTA Regions and Cities of Hamilton and Toronto;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to amend Capital Project 05-5900 to $7.9 million, of which $4.7 million is to be funded from the GO Transit capital financing stabilization reserve (R1211) and $3.2 million from development charge levies;

And further, that Regional Council reiterate its position requesting that the Province of Ontario amend the Development Charges Act to facilitate the requirement of Regional Council to limit its contribution, to the GO Transit Capital Budget, to only the level of development charges collected;

And further, that the Regional Chair and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to execute the necessary agreements with the Province of Ontario to release gas tax funding for the TransHelp service, within the scope of this resolution;

And further, that the necessary by-law be enacted;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be circulated to the Minister of Transportation, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, all Peel MPPs, and the Regions of Durham, Halton and York and the Cities of Hamilton and Toronto.

Carried 2004-1224

See also Resolutions 2004-1223 and 2004-1230


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2004-10) meeting held on December 2, 2004

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-243-2004:

That the consolidated agenda for the December 2, 2004, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2004-1225



D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Janette Smith, Director, Long Term Care, Announcing the Accreditation of the Regional Long Term Care Centres by the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation

Received 2004-1226

Members of General Committee acknowledged the dedication of Peel Long Term Care staff, the Medical Directors and the Commissioner of Health and congratulated them on achieving accreditation.

D2. Dr. Harry T. Earle, Medical Director, Peel Manor; Dr. Peter G. Bolland, Medical Director, Sheridan Villa and Dr. Joseph Niedoba, Medical Director, Davis Centre, Presenting the Annual Reports of the Long Term Care Facilities

Received 2004-1227

See also Resolution 2004-1228

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-E1 was dealt with.

HS-E1. Annual Reports of the Long Term Care Medical Directors

RECOMMENDATION GC-244-2004:

That the Provincial Ministry of Health and Long Term Care be requested to develop a formula to fairly compensate the Family Physicians who provide medical care and on-call coverage to residents in long term care facilities;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health undertake a review of the Medical Director's role and the Regional fee provided for their services.

Approved 2004-1228

See also Resolution 2004-1227

D3. Robert Morton, Executive Director, and Catharine Wells, Board Member, Community Care Access Centre of Peel (CCAC), Reporting on the Current Occupancy Status of Long Term Care Facilities and the Recent Announcement of Additional Provincial Funding for the CCAC

Received 2004-1229

D4. Bob Nairn, Program Director, GO Transit Rail Infrastructure Program, Presenting an Update on Future Proposed GO Transit Rail Projects

Received 2004-1230

See also Resolutions 2004-1223 and 2004-1224

D5. Glenn Barnes, Chairperson, TransHelp Advisory Committee, Presenting the TransHelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

Received 2004-1231

See also Resolution 2004-1232


Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-H1 was dealt with.

HS-H1. TransHelp Advisory Committee Annual Report 2003-2004

RECOMMENDATION GC-245-2004:

That the TransHelp Advisory Committee 2003-2004 Annual Report attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated November 22, 2004, titled "TransHelp Advisory Committee Annual Report 2003-2004", be received with thanks.

Approved 2004-1232

See also Resolution 2004-1231

D6. Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research and Ron Jaros, Manager, Planning Policy and Research, Presenting Immigrant Population Trends in Peel and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Hamilton (GTAH)

Deferred to a future General Committee Meeting 2004-1233

Items Related to Planning - Item PL-A1 was dealt with.

PL-A1. Interim Protocol for Land Securement

RECOMMENDATION GC-246-2004:

That the protocol for receiving and reviewing land acquisition funding requests submitted by the Conservation Authorities attached in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated November 17, 2004, titled "Interim Protocol For Land Securement" be adopted on an interim basis until a Region of Peel land securement program has been developed;

And further, that staff from the Region of Peel, the Conservation Authorities and Area Municipalities continue to work together to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and to examine the staffing and financial implications of developing a Region of Peel land securement program that implements the land securement strategies of the Conservation Authorities;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council on a protocol for land securement in 2005.

Approved 2004-1234

See also Resolutions 2004-1274 and 2004-1282


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

FINANCE

MA-A. Financial Services

MA-A1. Purchasing Policy Requirements of the Municipal Act, 2001

RECOMMENDATION GC-247-2004:

That the purchasing policies set out in the attached draft Schedule "C" to By-law Number 62-2001 as amended, the Purchasing By-law of the Regional Municipality of Peel, be approved;

And further, that the necessary by-law be enacted;

And further, that staff be authorized to develop and/or update where appropriate any purchasing procedures required to give effect to the policies.

Approved 2004-1235

See also Resolution 2004-1281


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Terms of Reference

RECOMMENDATION GC-248-2004:

That the current term of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) non-elected members be extended from December 31, 2004 to November 30, 2006, to coincide with the term of Regional Council, or until successors are appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that subject to the approval by the Council of the Town of Caledon, the current elected membership be increased by one, and that an Area Municipal or Regional Council member from the City of Brampton be appointed to the AAC, to provide representation by an elected member from each area municipality;

And further, that subject to the approval by the Council of the Town of Caledon, the revised Terms of Reference of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), as recommended by the AAC and attached as Appendix I to the Report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated November 23, 2004, titled "Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Terms of Reference", be approved, and that Regional Council Resolutions 2002-1221 and 2003-1168, in so far as they approved the previous Terms of Reference for the AAC, be revoked;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Council of the Town of Caledon for consideration.

Approved 2004-1236

MA-B2. Appointment to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board

RECOMMENDATION GC-249-2004:

That Councillor Gael Miles be appointed to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board for a term ending December 31, 2005, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2004-1237



MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Neil T. McKerrell, Chief, Emergency Management Ontario, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Letter dated November 3, 2004, Regarding Emergency Management Regulations

Received 2004-1238

MA-C2. Stephanie Cox, Planner, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Letter dated November 12, 2004, Advising of the Education Development Charge Pamphlet Prepared Jointly Between the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board

Received 2004-1239


Additional Item

Update on a 3-1-1 System in Peel (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GC-250-2004:

That the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor discuss the feasibility of implementing a 3-1-1 System in Peel with staff from the area municipalities including any potential financial implications, and report back to a future General Committee meeting on the findings.

Approved 2004-1240

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Interdepartmental

PL-A1. Interim Protocol for Land Securement

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1234



PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Regional Official Plan Strategic Update - Regional Official Plan Amendment Proposing Changes to Environmental Mapping - Schedule A (ROPA 13)

RECOMMENDATION GC-251-2004:

That a statutory public meeting be scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2005, pursuant to Section 17(15) of the Planning Act to inform the public and to obtain their input with respect to a proposed amendment to the Region of Peel Official Plan (ROPA) as it relates to Schedule A, Core Areas of the Greenlands System in Peel;

And further, that the regularly scheduled Regional Council meeting commence immediately following the public meeting;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated November 16, 2004, titled "Regional Official Plan Strategic Update - Regional Official Plan Amendment Proposing Changes to Environmental Mapping - Schedule A (ROPA 13)" be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), and all other municipalities and conservation authorities adjacent to the Region of Peel, for comment;

And further, that a final Region of Peel Official Plan Amendment, which takes into consideration the comments received from the statutory public meeting and public agency consultation, be presented for adoption at a future Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2004-1241


PL-C. Transportation Planning

PL-C1. Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated November 3, 2004, titled "Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report" and the "Caledon Transportation Needs Study (CATS)" attached as Appendix 1 to the subject report, be received;

And further, that the subject report be used as input to the Transportation Plan Consolidation for Peel Region and Transportation Planning Stream of the Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU);

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructural Renewal, Region of Halton, County of Wellington, County of Dufferin, County of Simcoe, Region of York, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Erin, Township of East Garafraxa, Town of Orangeville, Town of New Tecumseth, Township of King, and City of Vaughan for their information;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, requesting the Province to complete the planned construction of the Highway 410 extension, to re-activate the Environmental Assessment (EA) process for the proposed Highway 427 extension as soon as possible, and to work with the municipalities in the affected area to look at shorter term options for an early route selection.

Councillor Saito requested an amendment to the main motion; which carried:

RECOMMENDATION GC-252-2004:

That the matter of funding / cost sharing for the Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report, as well as the transportation studies of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga be investigated and a report be provided to the January 20, 2005 General Committee Meeting with the appropriate recommendation.

Approved 2004-1242

The main motion as amended was then voted upon:

RECOMMENDATION GC-253-2004:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated November 3, 2004, titled "Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report" and the "Caledon Transportation Needs Study (CATS)" attached as Appendix 1 to the subject report, be received;

And further, that the subject report be used as input to the Transportation Plan Consolidation for Peel Region and Transportation Planning Stream of the Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU);

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Town of Caledon, Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructural Renewal, Region of Halton, County of Wellington, County of Dufferin, County of Simcoe, Region of York, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Erin, Township of East Garafraxa, Town of Orangeville, Town of New Tecumseth, Township of King, and City of Vaughan for their information;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, requesting the Province to complete the planned construction of the Highway 410 extension, to re-activate the Environmental Assessment (EA) process for the proposed Highway 427 extension as soon as possible, and to work with the municipalities in the affected area to look at shorter term options for an early route selection;

And further, that the matter of funding / cost sharing for the Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report, as well as the transportation studies of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga be investigated, and a report be provided to the January 20, 2005 General Committee Meeting with the appropriate recommendation.

Approved 2004-1243


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Letter dated November 10, 2004, Providing Council Members with the Province of Ontario's Rural Plan titled "Strong Rural Communities: Working Together for Success"

Received 2004-1244

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Interdepartmental

PW-A1. Licence Agreement for Access to Regional Right-of-Way Between Numbers 759-797 Winston Churchill Boulevard and the Canadian National Railway Line, 850 Metres North by Sithe Canada Limited and Sithe Southdown Limited - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

Referred to the December 9, 2004 Regional Council meeting 2004-1245

See also Resolutions 2004-1218 and 2004-1219

PW-A2. Amendment of Water and Wastewater (Sewer) Systems Fees and Charges

RECOMMENDATION GC-254-2004:

That the User Fees and Charges included in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and the Commissioner of Public Works, dated November 18, 2004, titled "Amendment of Water and Wastewater (Sewer) Systems Fees and Charges", be approved;

And further, that all appropriate by-laws, including By-law 19-77 being the Sewer Charge By-law and By-law 9-73 being the Water Rate Charge By-law, be amended to include the applicable rates as described in the subject report;

And further, that a by-law be presented for enactment establishing the Water Consumption Rate as outlined in the subject report;

And further, that the Water and Wastewater Rates take effect on all water bills rendered on or after April 1, 2005.

Approved 2004-1246

See also Resolution 2004-1281


PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Implementation of Turn Restrictions for Heavy Trucks at the Intersection of Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Regional Road 50 (Queen Street) - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-255-2004:

That a by-law be enacted to amend Traffic By-law 41-2001 to restrict heavy trucks from turning right or left for all approaches at the intersection of Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Regional Road 50 (Queen Street);

And further, that an additional Part be included in Traffic By-law 41-2001 as Part 19, Turning Movement Restrictions for Heavy Trucks;

And further, that the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Caledon Detachment and the Town of Caledon By-law Enforcement Office, be so advised.

Approved 2004-1247

See also Resolution 2004-1281

PW-B2. Speed Limit Revision on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), North of Walker Road West to Huntsmill Drive - Town of Caledon, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-256-2004:

That the existing posted speed limit of 50 km/h on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) from 260 metres (853 feet) south of Hilltop Drive to 305 metres (1001 feet) north of Walker Road West be extended further north to Huntsmill Drive currently posted as 80 kilometre an hour, in Caledon East, in the Town of Caledon;

And further, that the Ontario Provincial Police be so advised.

Approved 2004-1248

See also Resolution 2004-1281


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. 2004 Third Quarter Waste Management Tonnage Report

Received 2004-1249

PW-C2. Spring 2004 Environment Day Event Summary

Received 2004-1250

PW-C3. Service Agreements with the City of Brampton

RECOMMENDATION GC-257-2004:

That the Region of Peel and the City of Brampton enter into a service agreement to formalize the Region of Peel's responsibility for the collection of municipal waste from roadside litter containers in Brampton, financed from WW70100;

And further, that the Region of Peel and the City of Brampton enter into a service agreement to formalize the Region's commitment to reimburse the City of Brampton for its Vacuum Leaf Collection Program at the Region's contracted yard waste curbside collection cost, financed from WW70120;

And further, that the Region of Peel and the City of Brampton enter into a service agreement for the distribution of Recycling Receptacles by the City at City of Brampton facilities and locations, financed from WW70110;

And further, that the Region of Peel and City of Brampton enter into the aforementioned service agreements for a one year period, which may be renewed for successive one year period(s) at the discretion of Region of Peel and City of Brampton staff;

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

Approved 2004-1251

PW-C4. Extensions to the Fewster Drive Material Recovery Facility Operation and Maintenance Agreement and the Urban Waste Collection Contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation

Referred to the December 9, 2004 Regional Council meeting 2004-1252

Subsequently, this item was re-considered under Resolution 2004-1273


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Bruce Hollands, The Rothwell Group Inc., Email dated November 9, 2004, Providing a List of the Municipalities in Ontario that have Installed Large Diameter Vinyl Pipes and Urging the Region of Peel to Include Vinyl Pipe as an Option in Tendering

Referred to Public Works staff 2004-1253

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Government of Canada Speech from the Throne - October, 2004

Received 2004-1254


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. News Release: From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated November 5, 2004, Advising of the Big City Mayors' Caucus Meeting held in Toronto to Discuss Ways of Ensuring that Canadian Cities are Fully Engaged in Designing Responses to Deal with Canada's Affordable Housing Crisis

Received 2004-1255


HO-B2. News Release: From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated November 17, 2004, Regarding the Increased Risk of Homelessness in Large Urban areas due to the Rise in Shelter Costs for Low-Income People

Received 2004-1256

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH

HS-A. Business and Information Services

HS-A1. State of the Region's Health Report 2004 - Focus on Suicide

Received 2004-1257

See also Resolutions 2004-1220 and 2004-1258

RECOMMENDATION GC-258-2004:

That the presentation by Dr. Howard Shapiro, Acting Medical Officer of Health be referred to the December 9, 2004 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2004-1258

See also Resolutions 2004-1220 and 2004-1257


HS-B. Environmental Health

HS-B1. Food Safety Performance Disclosure
  Presentation by Paul Callanan, Director, Environmental Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-259-2004:

That the Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner of Health develop a food safety performance disclosure program with the following components:

  • Mandatory posting of green, yellow or red signs, and summary results of the last public health inspection, at the entrance to retail food premises in Peel;
  • Posting summarized food safety performance information on the Regional web site; and
  • Posting any convictions for non-compliance with pertinent food safety legislation on the Regional web site;

And further, that the costs related to the food safety performance disclosure program development and implementation in the amount of approximately $185,000 be provided for in Public Health's 2005 Current Budget.

Approved 2004-1259

HS-B2. Idle-Free By-laws and Enforcement Mechanisms

Received 2004-1260


HS-C. Communicable Diseases

HS-C1. Ontario's New Vaccine Programs

Received 2004-1261


HS-D. Family Health

HS-D1. Prenatal Education for Fathers

Received 2004-1262


HS-E. Long-Term Care

HS-E1. Annual Reports of the Long Term Care Medical Directors

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1228

HS-E2. Provincial Action Plan for Long Term Care

Received 2004-1263

HS-E3. Peel Long Term Care Partnership with the Developmental Services Sector

Received 2004-1264

HS-E4. Malton Village and Tall Pines Status Report

Received 2004-1265


HS-E5. Long Term Care Subcommittee

RECOMMENDATION GC-260-2004:

That staff continue to implement the operational plans of the Regional Long Term Care facilities;

And further, that the Long Term Care Subcommittee be disbanded and thanked for their efforts in completing the assigned tasks from Regional Council.

Approved 2004-1266


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-F. General Services

HS-F1. Social Assistance and Immigration

Received 2004-1267

See also Resolution 2004-1269


HS-G. Children's Services

HS-G1. Federal Early Learning and Child Care Funding

RECOMMENDATION GC-261-2004:

WHEREAS the Federal-Territorial and Provincial governments have adopted a series of principles, called the QUAD principles, as the basis of an agreement for funding of early learning and child care;

AND WHEREAS, many studies have shown that early learning and child care contributes positively and significantly to a child's development and readiness to learn;

AND WHEREAS, many studies have demonstrated the economic benefits to both the child and the community of early learning and child care programs;

AND WHEREAS, a recent international study of child care services by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has shown that Canada has to improve the funding for its early learning and child care programs;

AND WHEREAS, the Federal government has made a commitment to provide additional funding over the next five years for early learning and child care;

AND WHEREAS, the Provincial government in Ontario is expected to release its promised 'Best Start' early learning and child care policy;

AND WHEREAS, the need for additional funding for services for children has been supported by the work of the Fair Share for Peel Task Force;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Regional Municipality of Peel petition the Federal Minister of Social Development and Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services to:

  • increase the funding for child care in an amount sufficient to provide for the needs identified in the municipal Child Care Plans in Ontario,
  • end the requirement for municipal cost sharing of early learning and child care programs in Ontario,
  • adopt the recommendations of the OECD and develop a national early learning and child care program with funding equivalent to other OECD countries.

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Prime Minister of Canada, the Premier of Ontario, the Federal Minister of Social Development, and the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services, to convey the Regional position on the issue of Early Learning and Child Care funding;

And further, that all area MPs and MPPs be copied on the letter from the Regional Chair, and be provided with a copy of the subject report and the resolution of Regional Council;

And further, that a copy of Appendix III to the subject report be circulated to all 47 Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs) in Ontario requesting that those Councils adopt the resolution and forward it to their MPs and MPPs;

And further, that a copy of the subject report, resolution and the letter from the Regional Chair be forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association, (OMSSA), and the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD), and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).

Approved 2004-1268

HS-H. TransHelp

HS-H1. TransHelp Advisory Committee Annual Report 2003-2004

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1232


HS-I. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-I1. Judy Sgro, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated August 16, 2004, Acknowledging Receipt of the Region of Peel's Letter dated March 29, 2004, Concerning Peel's Position in Tri-Level Immigration Consultations and Providing Information Related to "Sponsorship Default Notifications" and its Process

Received 2004-1269

See also Resolution 2004-1267

HS-I2. Gail Paech, Lead, Systems Integration, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), Health Results Team, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated November 4, 2004, Thanking the Region of Peel for Providing a Submission on Issues for Consideration in the Design and Implementation of Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and Encouraging a Visit to their Web Site for Updates and Workshops Being Held Throughout the Province

Received 2004-1270

HS-I3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 22, 2004, Advising of the Provincial Decision to Implement Gas Tax Revenue Sharing for Public Transit

Received 2004-1271

Councillor Adams requested that Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C4 be reconsidered by General Committee:

RECOMMENDATION GC-262-2004:

That the decision to refer the recommendation contained in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated November 16, 2004, titled "Extensions to the Fewster Drive Material Recovery Facility Operation and Maintenance Agreement and the Urban Waste Collection Contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation" to Regional Council be reconsidered.

The motion to reconsider was passed by a two-thirds vote 2004-1272

PW-C4. Extensions to the Fewster Drive Material Recovery Facility Operation and Maintenance Agreement and the Urban Waste Collection Contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-263-2004:

That the current four year Operation and Maintenance Agreement dated June 21, 2002, for the Fewster Drive Material Recovery Facility between the Region of Peel and Waste Management of Canada Corporation (formerly Canadian Waste Services Incorporated), expiring April 30, 2005 be extended by six months until October 31, 2005, at an estimated cost of $2,300,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Cost Centre WW70210, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the operation and maintenance of the Fewster Drive Material Recovery Facility during the extension period be performed at the Processing Fee in effect on April 30, 2005, subject to a one-time price escalation of 8.4 per cent, effective May 1, 2005;

And further, that the current four year Agreement for the provision of urban waste collection services between the Region of Peel and Waste Management of Canada Corporation (formerly Canadian Waste Services Incorporated), expiring April 30, 2005 be extended by eleven (11) months until March 31, 2006, at an estimated cost of $26,300,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Cost Centres WW70100, WW70110, WW70120, and WW70130, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the urban waste collection services provided during the contract extension be performed at the prices in effect on April 30, 2005, subject to a one-time price escalation of 8.6 per cent, effective May 1, 2005;

And further, that additional funding be provided for the Region of Peel to pay a portion of the maintenance costs necessary to extend the life of the current collection vehicle fleet during the 11 month extension period, at a total cost not to exceed $600,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 03-6130 with the necessary funds being financed from the Waste Management Disposal Reserve R1010;

And further, that upon Regional Council approval of the recommendations above, the Region of Peel utilize Waste Management of Canada Corporation permitted transfer stations within the Region of Peel for up to 50,000 tonnes of municipally collected waste, provided that Waste Management of Canada Corporation can fully accommodate and satisfy the terms and conditions of the Region of Peel's existing Haulage and Disposal Agreement with Wilson Logistics Incorporated and Republic Services of Canada Incorporated.

Approved 2004-1273


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item

F1. Notice of Motion by Councillor Paterak regarding Dedicated Funding for Land Securement

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario through recent initiatives, including the Greenbelt Plan, has indicated the need and desirability of public ownership of more green space for recreational purposes and for the protection of sensitive environmental features;

AND WHEREAS, the Region of Peel supports securement programs through its funding of Conservation Authorities;

AND WHEREAS, the Region of Peel has recognized the need for dedicated funding for these purposes;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Region of Peel supports the establishment of a source of dedicated funding for land securement by the Province of Ontario as envisioned in the Greenbelt Plan;

And further, that the Region of Peel would support a small increase in the land transfer tax to be dedicated for land securement;

And further, that this resolution be circulated to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, the Town of Caledon, the Conservation Authorities, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Environment; the Minister of Finance and the Premier of Ontario.

To be considered at the December 9, 2004 Regional Council Meeting 2004-1274

See also Resolutions 2004-1234 and 2004-1282


Councillor Fennell departed at 11:34 a.m.

Staff Reports - Item 7-2d was dealt with.

d) 2005 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - Proposed Amendments

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That Section III-2(a)(iv) of the Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, requiring that during July and August, a meeting be held on the second Thursday of the month, be waived.

Carried by Two-Thirds Vote 2004-1275

Councillor McCallion requested a friendly amendment to the report recommendations to defer the setting of a date for the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee to meet until such time as the Provincial Facilitator has released his recommendations, which was accepted.

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the scheduling of a meeting of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee (IMPSC), as requested at the November 25, 2004 Special Meeting of Regional Council, be deferred until such time as the Provincial Facilitator has released his recommendations;

And further, that the 2005 Council/Committee Meeting Schedule be amended by removing the notation of a school March Break from March 28 to April 1, 2005;

And further, that March 31, 2005 be identified as being reserved for Regional business;

And further, that the 2005 Council/Committee Meeting Schedule be amended by adding the Grants Ad hoc Committee Meeting on April 7, 2005;

And further, that the 2005 Council/Committee Meeting Schedule be amended by cancelling the July 14 Regional Council meeting and rescheduling it to July 7, 2005.

Carried 2004-1276



RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 11:35 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 11:42 a.m.

Members Present:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, 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
 
Members Absent:

S. DiMarco, due to illness; S. Fennell

 

7. Reports

2. Staff Reports

a) Service Level Review and Budget Follow-Ups

Received 2004-1277

i) Presentation by Laura Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology regarding Human Resources Staffing

Received 2004-1278

ii) Presentation by Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and Mike Goldrup, Director of Communication Services regarding Communications Staffing

Received 2004-1279

iii) Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance regarding the GO Transit Funding Resolution

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1224


b) 2005 Regional Current and Capital Budgets

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the 2005 Current Budget be approved at a total value of $1,091,609,000 as set out in Appendix I of the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated November 11, 2004 and titled "2005 Regional Current and Capital Budgets";

And further, that the appropriate by-law be brought forward in order to apportion the $595,000,000 net levy funding required;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to carry out any necessary technical adjustments and present the necessary levy by-law to Council;

And further, that the 2005 Capital Budget for Property Tax and Utility Rate Supported Programs totaling $330,576,000 as set out in Appendix IV to the subject report be approved and projects identified with an "A" for approved funding status be authorized to proceed in accordance with the Financial Control By-law;

And further, that the Consolidated 10 Year Capital Plan totaling $2,744,528,000 as summarized in Appendix VII to the subject report be approved in principle for planning purposes;

And further, that the User Fees By-laws, 1-2004 User Fees and Charges; 24-2004 Water Rate Charge; 26-2004 Sewer Charge Rates; 27-2004 Qualitative Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Rate and Sewer Waste Disposal Charge; and 54-2004 Waste Management System Fees and Charges as proposed in Appendix V to the subject report be approved;

And further, that User Fee By-laws 1-2004, 24-2004, 26-2004, 27-2004 and 54-2004 be amended as proposed in the subject report in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001 and Regional Public Notice By-law 63-2003;

And further, that all Schedule "A"s to the User Fee By-laws 1-2004, 24-2004, 26-2004, 27-2004 and 54-2004 be amended as proposed in Appendix V to the subject report;

And further, that the General User Fees and the Waste Management System Fees take effect on January 1, 2005.

Carried 2004-1280

c) Licence Agreement for Access to Regional Right-of-Way Between Numbers 759-797 Winston Churchill Boulevard and the Canadian National Railway Line, 850 Metres North by Sithe Canada Limited and Sithe Southdown Limited - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1219

d) 2005 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule - Proposed Amendments

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2004-1276


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 127-2004: A by-law to extend the existing 50 km/h posted speed limit on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) between a point located 260 metres south of Hilltop Drive and a point located 305 metres north of Walker Road West to Huntsmill Drive and to amend By-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 129-2004: A by-law to implement a heavy truck right and left turn restriction at Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) and to amend By-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 131-2004: A by-law to amend By-Law 62-2001 titled "A by-law governing the purchase and disposal of goods and services and to repeal By-law 50-96".

By-law 132-2004: A by-law to amend By-Law 26-2004, titled the "Wastewater System Fees and Charges (Sewer Charge Rates) By-Law 2004".

By-law 133-2004: A by-law to amend By-Law 27-2004, titled the "Sewer Surcharge Rate and Sewer Waste Disposal Charge By-Law 2004".

By-law 134-2004: A by-law to amend By-Law 24-2004, titled the "Amended Water System Fees and Charges By-Law 2004".

By-law 135-2004: A by-law to amend By-Law 1-2004, titled the "Amended User Fees and Charges By-Law 2004".

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Stewart;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
127-2004, 129-2004 and 131-2004 to 135-2004 inclusive, 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.

Carried 2003-1281

See also Resolutions 2004-1235 and 2004-1246 to 2004-1248 inclusive


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Previous Notice of Motion from Councillor Paterak Regarding Dedicated Funding for Land Securement

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

WHEREAS the Province of Ontario through recent initiatives, including the Greenbelt Plan, has indicated the need and desirability of public ownership of more green space for recreational purposes and for the protection of sensitive environmental features;

AND WHEREAS, the Region of Peel supports securement programs through its funding of conservation authorities;

AND WHEREAS, the Region of Peel has recognized the need for dedicated funding for these purposes;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Region of Peel supports the establishment of a source of dedicated funding for land securement by the Province of Ontario as envisioned in the Greenbelt Plan;

AND FURTHER, that the Region of Peel would support a small increase in the land transfer tax to be dedicated for land securement;

AND FURTHER, that this resolution be circulated to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, the Town of Caledon, the Conservation Authorities, all Peel Area MPPs, the Association of the Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the Ministers of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Environment, the Minister of Finance and the Premier of Ontario.

Carried 2004-1282

See also Resolutions 2004-1234 and 2004-1274



11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Stewart;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of December 2, 2004 and Council reports relating to the following:

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

Carried 2004-1283

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2004-1284


1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2004-10) meeting held on December 2, 2004

G1. Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Received 2004-1285

G2. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-264-2004:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant enter into an Offer to Lease and subsequent Lease Agreement with Investors Group Trust Co. Ltd., as Trustee for Investors Real Property Fund, as Landlord, for approximately 2,309 square feet (214.51 square metres) of space at 2 County Court Boulevard, Suite 310, in the City of Brampton;

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.

Approved 2004-1286

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

Referred to the December 9, 2004 Regional Council Meeting 2004-1287

See also Resolution 2004-1288


2. Staff Reports

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

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as purchaser, enter into an agreement with Filippo Lannutti and Nicola Lannutti, as vendor, for the fee simple purchase of the lands and buildings known municipally as 11859 Airport Road, Brampton and legally described as Part of Lots 7, 8 and 9, Plan TG-2, and Part of Lot 17, Concession 7, Northern Division, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, as described in Instrument Number 311792VS, PIN 14219-0003, for a purchase price of $583,831, plus taxes and costs;

And further, that funds in the amount of $113,047 plus taxes and costs for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 03-4040;

And further, that funds in the amount of $470,784 plus taxes and costs for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 04-1935.

Carried 2004-1288

See also Resolution 2004-1287

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

Received 2004-1289


Additional Item

c) Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board (Oral)

Received 2004-1290


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That By-law 137-2004 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on December 9, 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 2004-1291


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.



 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair