April 14, 2005 Regional Council Minutes
Page Content:
1. Prayer and Roll Call
2. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Delegations/Presentations
6. Communications
7. Reports
1. Committee Reports
    a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-4) meeting held on April 7, 2005
  Items Related to Management
  Items Related to Planning
  Items Related to Public Works
  Items Related to Housing and Property
  Items Related to Human Services
  Other Business
2. Staff Reports
a) City of Brampton's Application to Amend the Regional Official Plan to Extend the Regional Urban Boundary to Include the Lands in Northwest Brampton
b) Participation in Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC)
c) Contract Award and Engineering Services for Trunk Sanitary Sewer Replacement at Three Credit River Crossing Locations, Capital Project 05-2420, Document 2005-065T - City of Mississauga, Wards 6 and 8
    d) Transfer of Overhead Hydro Line Easement to Enersource Hydro Mississauga in Connection with the Expansion of the North Meadowvale Reservoir and Pumping Station at 2720 Meadowvale Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 9
    e) Ontario Works - Intake Screening Unit
    f) Report of the Public Meeting held on April 7, 2005 regarding the Proposed Regional Development Charges Amending By-law
       
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
  1. Committee Reports
    a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-3) meeting held on March 3, 2005
     
  2. Staff Reports
       
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


 

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 14, 2005


Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 11:02 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Miles recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, G. Carlson, 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, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:

C. Corbasson, due to illness; P. Saito, 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; 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

   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with respect to Committee Reports - Item 7-1a (Minutes of the General Committee meeting held on April 7, 2004) as a family member is employed with Mahoney International.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 10, 2005, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 10, 2005 be approved.

Carried 2005-310

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the two proposed additional delegations, being:

a) Justin Sherwood, Vice President, Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD), Walter Kraus, Director of Environmental Affairs for Loblaw Companies Limited/George Weston and Ashley McClinton, National Manager, Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and Andrew Horsman, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Wal-Mart Canada Corporation regarding Banning the Use of Non-degradable, Plastic Carry-out Bags, as Approved by Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC) at its meeting on March 10, 2005; and

b) Paul van der Werf, Municipal Representative, Environmental and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) regarding Banning the Use of Non-degradable, Plastic Carry-out Bags, as Approved by Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC) at its meeting held on March 10, 2005

be referred to the Waste Management Subcommittee.

Carried 2005-311

See also Resolution 2005-388

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the consolidated agenda for the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional item under In Camera Matters regarding the security of the property of the municipality or local board;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional item under Other Business regarding the service level review process;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-312

See also Resolutions 2005-435 and 2005-444

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Councillor Adams arrived at 11:26 a.m.

a) Chief Noel P. Catney, Peel Regional Police; Deputy Chief Mike Metcalf, Peel Regional Police and Larry Button, Chief Administrative Officer - Policing, Peel Regional Police, Regarding the Proposed Region of Peel - Peel Regional Police Joint Use Facility

Received 2005-313

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the Joint Use Facility (JUF) Steering Committee report their findings to Regional Council at the meeting scheduled for May 26, 2005.

Carried 2005-314

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the issue of re-alignment of services be dealt with separately and apart from consideration of the Joint Use Facility.

Councillor Prentice requested a recorded vote.

In Favour: Councillors DiMarco, Fennell, Groves, Iannicca, Lyons, Mahoney, McCallion, Miles, Moore, Morrison, Mullin, Palleschi, Paterak, Prentice, Sprovieri, Stewart
Total: 16
   
Opposed: Councillors Adams, Carlson, Dale
Total: 3
   
Absent: Councillors Corbasson, Saito
  Total: 2

Carried 2005-315

b) Rod Muir, Founder, Waste Diversion Toronto, Presenting on the "Addition of a Bag-Breaker to the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility"

Received 2005-316

See also Resolution 2005-405

c) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Ric Robertshaw, Director, Operations and Maintenance and Louis Zidar, Project Manager, Operations and Maintenance Presenting the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2004 Better Practices Competition Award, Innovative Management Practice "One-Stop Student Training"

Received 2005-317

See also Resolutions 2005-380 and 2005-381

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 28, 2005, Regarding Provincial Announcements Made at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference About Municipal Outlet Drains, Line Fences Act Review and New Provincial Policy Statement on Planning Decisions

Referred to the area municipalities for consideration 2005-318

See also Resolution 2005-347


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-4) meeting held on April 7, 2005

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with respect to Delegations/Presentations - Item D4 and Items Related to Public Works - Items PW-E1, PW-E2 and PW-F2 as a family member is employed with Mahoney International.


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2005:

That the consolidated agenda for the April 7, 2005, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-319


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Stephanie Crocker, Coordinator, Peel Environmental Network (PEN) and Dr. Barb Murck, PEN Steering Committee Member and Director of Environment Programs at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, Highlighting the Non-Profit Environmental Services Provided by PEN

Received 2005-320

D2. Neil Rodgers, President, Urban Development Institute of Ontario, Regarding Places to Grow

Received 2005-321

See also Resolutions 2005-356 and 2005-363

D3. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, Presenting the Government Finance Officers Association Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the year ending December 31, 2003 to Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; Dave Bingham, Director, Financial Services and Monique Hynes, Manager, Accounting Services

Received 2005-322

D4. Matt Mahoney, Mahoney International, on behalf of Prescott Paper, Presenting the Benefits of Using Kraft Paper for Organics

Received 2005-323

See also Resolutions 2005-386, 2005-387 and 2005-408


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

FINANCE

MA-A. Corporate Finance

MA-A1. Development Charges Amending By-law and Background Study

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2005:

That the proposed changes to the Regional Development Charges By-laws as outlined in the Amending Background Study dated March 2005 and attached as Appendix I to the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 18, 2005, titled "Development Charges Amending By-law and Background Study" be approved;

And further, that the necessary by-law required to bring into force the proposed changes be enacted.

Approved 2005-324

See also Resolution 2005-432

MA-A2. 2005 Tax Policy Decisions

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2005:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for approval authorizing the Region to apply one or more of the optional tools available to it under paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection 329.1(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, for the calculation of the amount of taxes for municipal and school purposes payable in respect of property in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes for the 2005 taxation year;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for approval which establishes a minimum property tax level for an eligible new construction property, within the meaning of subsection 331(20) of the Municipal Act, 2001, for the 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 taxation years in accordance with paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 8 of subsection 329.1(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001;

And further, that Regional Council approve the disbursement of $3,755,024 from the accumulated capped properties billing surplus of $5,755,024 and retain a $2,000,000 reserve balance for coverage of any future capped properties billing shortfalls;

And further, that Regional Council approve the distribution of the $3,755,024 from the accumulated capped properties billing surplus as follows: $1,164,858 to the City of Mississauga, $181,692 to the City of Brampton, $53,302 to the Town of Caledon and $2,355,174 to the Region of Peel, the latter of which is to remain in R1213 Working Funds Assessment reserve in order to cover any future assessment related costs.

Approved 2005-325

See also Resolution 2005-432

MA-A3. 2005 Final Regional Levy By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2005:

That in accordance with the Council approved apportionment formula by Resolution 2005-211 and per the Financial Control by-law, and as detailed in Appendix I to the report from the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 21, 2005, titled "2005 Final Regional Levy By-law", the net levy requirement of $595,900,000 be apportioned to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon inclusive of technical adjustments related to waste management expenditures;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2005-326

See also Resolution 2005-432


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B. Ambulance and Emergency Services

MA-B1. Emergency Preparedness Week - May 1 to 7, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2005:

WHEREAS each year thousands of Canadians are effected by emergencies;

AND WHEREAS these situations have an abnormal impact on life, health and property;

AND WHEREAS people are often not adequately prepared for such events;

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel has undertaken a full review of its Emergency Management Plan and departmental sub-plans;

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel is collaborating with local area municipal emergency management offices and other community agencies to ensure that the safety and well-being of the residents of Peel is safeguarded in the event of a serious emergency or disaster;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the week of May 1 to 7, 2005, be declared EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-327

MA-C. Clerk's

MA-C1. Report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee (GTAA-2005-1) Meeting held on March 10, 2005

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with section III-4(f) of the Region of Peel Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee received information.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA


3. REPORT/PRESENTATIONS

a) Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)/Region of Peel Spring 2005 Update (Oral)
Presentation by Steve Shaw, Vice-President of Corporate Affairs; Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)



4. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Steve Shaw, Chair, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Consultative Committee, Letter dated February 21, 2005, Regarding the Issue of Improving Access to Toronto Pearson International Airport

b) John Daly, Legislative Co-ordinator, Legislative Services, Peel Region, Memo dated March 4, 2005, Regarding the Report titled "Toronto Airports Authority - Pearson Airport Human Health Risk Assessment"

c) Ulli S. Watkiss, City Clerk, City of Toronto, Letter dated February 21, 2005, Advising of the Adoption of Clause 6a as Amended, by City Council on February 16, 2005, Regarding the Nomination to the Greater Toronto Airports (GTAA) Board of Directors, GTAA Consultative Committee and the Noise Management Committee


5. IN CAMERA MATTERS


6. NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00 a.m.
Chair's Boardroom
10 Peel Centre Dr., 5th Floor
Brampton, ON


7. ADJOURNMENT

Having regard a quorum of voting members was not achieved, in accordance with Section 111-4(f) of the Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, items not dealt with during this meeting will be placed on the agenda of the next scheduled Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee meeting, with the exception of Item 4c which will be placed on the next General Committee meeting agenda.


MA-C2. Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) (AAC-2005-3) Meeting held on March 1, 2005

1. CALL TO ORDER


2. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

a. Election of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair

RECOMMENDATION AAC-6-2005:

That Glenn Barnes be appointed Chair of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee for a term ending December 31, 2005

Approved 2005-328

b. Election of the Accessibility Advisory Committee Vice-Chair

RECOMMENDATION AAC-7-2005:

That William Goursky be appointed Vice-Chair of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee for a term ending December 31, 2005

Approved 2005-329


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Minutes of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting held on February 15, 2005

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2005:

That the minutes of the February 15, 2005 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-330


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-9-2005:

That Presentation Item 6a be deferred to a future meeting of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee;

And further, that the agenda for the March 1, 2005 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2005-331


5. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 17, 2005, Adopting Peel Resolution Number 2004-1236 Extending the Terms for Non-Elected Members of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) to November 30, 2006 and Requesting an Additional Elected Member from the City of Brampton be Appointed to the AAC

Received 2005-332

b. Diana Simpson, Accessibility Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 23, 2005 Attaching City of Mississauga Resolution 0031-2005, Regarding Recommendations to the Standing Committee on Social Policy of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Pertaining to Bill 118, being the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2004

RECOMMENDATION AAC-10-2005:

That the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee extend an invitation to the City of Brampton and the City of Mississauga Accessibility Advisory Committees to meet at least twice annually with the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee to improve communication and explore areas of common accessibility concerns.

Approved 2005-333

c. News Release: Transhelp, "Setting the Standard for Para-Transit: Driving Beyond Expectations", Announcing an Initiative to Improve the Service Provided to Clients and Explaining the Invitation Process to Participate in Surveys and Focus Groups

Received 2005-334


d. News Release: ConnecTions 2005, 6th Annual Resource Fair for Persons with Disabilities, May 7, 2005, Ste. Famille Secondary School, 1780 Meadowvale Blvd., Mississauga

Received 2005-335

e. News Release: Access Ontario II Conference, June 13 and 14, 2005, Burlington, Ontario, Pre-Conference Questionnaire and Registration Form

Received 2005-336

f. News Release: Learning Disabilities Association - Mississauga Chapter, Staff Presentations Regarding Learning Disabilities on March 22, 2005 at Millcreek and Coventry Road Locations

Received 2005-337


6. PRESENTATIONS

a. Terri LeRoux, Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Association of Mississauga, Presenting an Awareness Session on Learning Disabilities

Deferred to the April 12, 2005 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting 2005-338

b. Nita Bawa, Diversity Coordinator and Wafa Murra, Outreach Manager, Telecare Distress Centre Brampton, Explaining the New Telecare Diversity Project - Reaching Out to South Asians and Six Other Languages in the Next Five Years

Received 2005-339

c. Anita Bischof, Office Services Supervisor, Ontario Works, and Heather Montgomery, Interior Designer, Region of Peel, Housing and Property, Outlining the Interior Renovation Project to Create a More Secure, Private, Flexible, Accessible, Client-Friendly Environment for Clients and Staff

Received 2005-340

d. Drew Goursky, Housing Development Policy Coordinator, Region of Peel, Housing and Property, Inviting the AAC to Tour a New Senior's Building Located at 1745 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, on April 1, 2005 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Received 2005-341


7. REPORTS FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

a. Eric Schuppert, Manager of Customer Service, Town of Caledon (Oral)

Received 2005-342

b. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Coordinator, Region of Peel

Received 2005-343


8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR

Received 2005-344


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NEXT MEETING

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 (1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)
Region of Peel Headquarters
Council Chamber, 5th floor
10 Peel Centre Dr.
Brampton, Ontario



MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 11, 2005 to John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Recommending that Municipalities be Given the Option of Holding Elections Every Two or Four Years Offset From the Fixed Provincial Election Dates

Received 2005-345

MA-D2. Ulli S. Watkiss, City Clerk, City of Toronto, Letter dated February 21, 2005, Regarding the Nomination Process to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors, GTAA Consultative Committee and the GTAA Noise Management Committee

Received 2005-346

MA-D3. News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 28, 2005, Regarding Provincial Announcements Made at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference About Municipal Outlet Drains, Line Fences Act Review and New Provincial Policy Statement on Planning Decisions

Referred to the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting 2005-347

See also Resolution 2005-318

MA-D4. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, The Regional Municipality of Peel, Letter dated March 1, 2005 to John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Attaching Regional Municipality of Peel By-law Number 35-2005 and Resolutions from the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga and Town of Caledon, Delegating the Tax Ratio-Setting Authority by The Regional Municipality of Peel to the Area Municipalities

Received 2005-348

MA-D5. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated March 1, 2005, Informing of the Passing of a Motion Receiving the 2004 Annual Report on Board Activities Outlining the Number of Hours Dedicated to Board Business in 2004

Received 2005-349

MA-D6. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated March 7, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter on Council's Resolution Regarding the Ontario Health Premium (OHP) (Resolution 2005-187)

Received 2005-350

MA-D7. George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated March 9, 2005 Awarding a Special Grant of $225,093 to the Regional Municipality of Peel to Upgrade and Enhance Existing Medical Diagnostic and Treatment Equipment for Land Ambulance Service

Received 2005-351

MA-D8. Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance, Letter dated March 16, 2005 Thanking Chair Kolb for his Recommendations Regarding the 2005 Ontario Budget

Received 2005-352

MA-D9. News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 23, 2005, Regarding a Report Available on the AMO Website on Potential Impacts of the Ontario Health Plan and Providing Advice for Municipal Governments when Negotiating Collective Agreements

Received 2005-353

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Administration

PL-A1. Request for Private Waste Collection: 1 Shipp Drive, Site Plan Application SP 04-242 - City of Mississauga, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2005:

That private waste collection services be permitted for the proposed condominium townhouse development (SP04-242) at the northwest corner of Shipp Drive and Robert Speck Parkway;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioners of Planning and Public Works, dated March 8, 2005, titled "Request for Private Waste Collection: 1 Shipp Drive, Site Plan Application SP-04-242, City of Mississauga, Ward 4", be forwarded to the City of Mississauga and the site plan applicant for their information.

Approved 2005-354

PL-A2. Request for Private Waste Collection: Site Plan Application SP 04-318 - City of Mississauga, Ward 7

RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2005:

That private waste collection services be permitted for the proposed condominium townhouse development (SP-04-318) at Central Parkway and Parkerhill Road;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioners of Planning and Public Works, dated March 8, 2005, titled "Request for Private Waste Collection, Site Plan Application SP 04-318, City of Mississauga, Ward 7", be forwarded to the City of Mississauga and the site plan applicant for their information.

Approved 2005-355


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Draft Provincial Growth Plan, Places to Grow: Better Choices, Brighter Future

RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2005:

That Items Related to Planning, Item PL-B1, be referred back to staff to allow for further consultation with the three area municipalities, and presentation to the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee;

And further, that such review include consideration of a related waste strategy.

Approved 2005-356

See also Resolutions 2005-321 and 2005-363

PL-B2. Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) Membership, 2003-2006 and 2007-2010

RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2005:

That the non-elected members of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG), identified in the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated March 8, 2005, titled "Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) Membership, 2003-2006 and 2007-2010" be appointed for the terms 2003-2006 and 2007-2010;

And further, that the PAAWG Terms of Reference, as approved by Resolution 2005-163, be amended, as shown in Appendix I, of the subject report by establishing quorum at three members, one of which shall be a Regional Councillor;

And further, that the members and alternates be so advised of their appointment.

Approved 2005-357


PL-C. Transportation Planning

PL-C1. Urban Transportation Showcase Program, Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Hamilton Smart Commute Initiative

Received 2005-358

PL-C2. 2004 Region of Peel Cordon Count Program

Received 2005-359

PL-C3. Participation in Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC)

Referred to the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting 2005-360

See also Resolution 2005-427


PL-D. Development Planning Services

PL-D1. Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Agricultural Action Plan

RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2005:

That the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Agricultural Action Plan attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated March 24, 2005, titled "Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Plan" be endorsed;

And further, that the Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee (GTA AAC) Terms of Reference as outlined in Appendix II of the subject report be endorsed in principle;

And further, that Regional Chair Emil Kolb, with Councillor David Lyons as alternate, be appointed as the Regional representative to the GTA AAC;

And further, that Regional staff assist the GTA AAC in the implementation of action items;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) for their information;

And further, that the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture be asked for their participation and membership on the GTA AAC and be requested to provide financial support for the implementation of the actions contained within the GTA Agricultural Action Plan.

Approved 2005-361


PL-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-E1. Gary McNeil, Managing Director, Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), Memo dated February 4, 2005, Regarding GO Transit Rail Improvement Program ("GO TRIP"), Quarterly Status Report

Received 2005-362

PL-E2. David Caplan, Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Letter dated February 16, 2005, Providing a Copy of the Draft Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)

Received 2005-363

See also Resolution 2005-356

PL-E3. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Letter dated February 21, 2005, Providing a Copy of the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) which Came into Effect on March 1, 2005

Received 2005-364

See also Resolutions 2005-366 and 2005-367

PL-E4. Carol Mitchell, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Food, Letter dated March 2, 2005, Advising of the Creation of a New Agricultural Drainage Infrastructure Program

Received 2005-365

PL-E5. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Letter dated March 3, 2005, Advising of the New Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) Standard as Approved by Ontario Regulation 63/05 Under the Planning Act to Amend Ontario Regulation 385/04

Received 2005-366

See also Resolutions 2005-364 and 2005-367

PL-E6. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 15, 2005, Regarding the Transitioning Provisions of the New Operative Clause within Ontario Regulation 63/05 Under the Planning Act and the New Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) on Land Use

Received 2005-367

See also Resolutions 2005-364 and 2005-366

PL-E7. J. Brad Duke, Director, Clay Brick Association of Canada, Letter dated March 21, 2005, Objecting to the City of Brampton's Northwest Official Plan Amendment (OPA)

Received 2005-368

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Business and Information Services

PW-A1. Proclamation of Event Weeks

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2005:

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

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

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

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

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the week of April 18 to 24, 2005, be declared EARTH WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-369

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2005:

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

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

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

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

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 1 to 7, 2005, be declared COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-370

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2005:

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

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

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

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 1 to 7, 2004, be declared DRINKING WATER AWARENESS WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-371


RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2005:

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

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

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

AND WHEREAS the theme of this year's National Public Works Week Celebration is "Public Works Is Everywhere You Look";

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

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 15 to 21, 2005, be declared PUBLIC WORKS WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-372

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2005:

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

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

AND WHEREAS the 2005 Peel Children's Water Festival will be held May 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 and June 1 at the Heart Lake Conservation Area in the City of Brampton;

AND WHEREAS Saturday, May 28, 2005 will be designated as Community Day, to give residents the opportunity to take part in the Festival;

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

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

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the week of May 26 to June 1, 2005, be declared CHILDREN'S WATER AWARENESS WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-373


PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of a 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 2 (Finch Avenue) and Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-82-2005:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Ward 10 on the west side of Regional Road 2 (Finch Avenue) to provide a right in/out access, 21.04 metres (69.03 feet) in width and on the south side of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) to provide full moves access, 12.01 metres (39.40 feet) in width to an industrial development, Menkes Development Corporation.

Approved 2005-374

PW-B2. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of a 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), South of Sandalwood Parkway and Humberwest Parkway - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-83-2005:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Ward 10, on the west side of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) to provide a right in/out access, 10.00 metres (32.81 feet) in width, to existing service station, Suncor Energy Products Incorporated.

Approved 2005-375


PW-B3. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of a 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) West of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-84-2005:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Mississauga, Ward 5, on the north side of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) west of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) to provide a right in/out access, 10.00 metres (32.81 feet) in width to a proposed commercial site, Narang Investments Incorporated.

Approved 2005-376

PW-B4. Engineering Services for Bovaird Drive from Highway 410 to Mississauga Road and Watermain on Bovaird Drive at Kennedy Road, Capital Projects 02-4090 and 04-1328 - City of Brampton, Wards 1, 2, 5 and 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-85-2005:

That the budget for Capital Project 04-1328 for watermain replacement on Bovaird Drive be increased from $150,000 to $1,500,000, financed from Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0241) in order to replace an existing 400mm (16 inch) diameter asbestos cement watermain, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the existing contract (Document 2003-447T) with Pave-Al Limited be extended in order to undertake the proposed watermain replacement, in the amount of $1,350,000 for a new contract total of $8,450,000, (excluding all applicable taxes);

And further, that the existing contract (Document 2003-207P) for Engineering Services with Giffels Associates Limited be extended to provide engineering services for additional road and watermain works, at an estimated total cost of $211,850 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 02-4090 ($116,850) and 04-1328 ($95,000), for a new contract total of $1,244,150 (excluding applicable taxes);

And further, that the Giffels Associates Limited award be increased to complete the work related to any additional unforeseen project issues up to the limit of the approved budget.

Approved 2005-377


PW-B5. Contract Award and Engineering Services for Trunk Sanitary Sewer Replacement at Three Credit River Crossing Locations, Capital Project 05-2420, Document 2005-065T - City of Mississauga, Wards 6 and 8

Referred to the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting 2005-378

See also Resolution 2005-428

PW-B6. Detailed Design and Contract Administration for a 1500 mm (60 inch) Feedermain on Heritage Road and for 750 mm (30 inch) and 1200 mm (48 inch) Watermains on Mississauga Road, Captial Projects 03-1205, 05-1113 and 05-1119, Document 2005-062P - City of Mississauga, Ward 9 and City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-2005:

That Document 2005-062P for detailed design, contract administration and inspection services for 1500mm (60 inch) Feedermain on Heritage Road and for 750mm (30 inch) and 1200mm (48 inch) watermains on Mississauga Road be awarded to KMK Consultants Limited in the estimated total amount of $1,353,900 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 03-1205, 05-1113 and 05-1119, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the award to KMK Consultants Limited be increased to complete the work related to any additional unforeseen project issues up to the limit of the approved budget;

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

Approved 2005-379


PW-C. Operations and Maintenance

PW-C1. Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2004 Better Practices Competition Award, Innovative Management Practice "One-Stop Student Training"

Received 2005-380

See also Resolutions 2005-317 and 2005-381


RECOMMENDATION GC-87-2005:

That the presentation relating to "One-Stop Student Training" by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works be referred to the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2005-381

See also Resolutions 2005-317 and 2005-380


PW-D. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-D1. 2004 Lakeview Community Odour Survey Results - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

Received 2005-382


PW-E. Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION GC-88-2005:

That the minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-2) meeting held on March 10, 2005 be amended to refer Recommendation WM-5-2005 back to the Waste Management Subcommittee for further discussion;

And further, that staff be requested to provide information regarding the organics programs of Hamilton and Ottawa;

And further, that the minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-2) meeting held on March 10, 2005 be approved, as amended.

Approved 2005-383

PW-E1. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-2) Meeting held on March 10, 2005

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with respect to item 4a Region Wide Organics Container Liners, as her son is acting on behalf of a proponent of biodegradable bags and refrained from discussion and voting thereon.


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2005:

That the agenda for the March 10, 2005, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-384


3. DELEGATIONS


4. REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Items 4b and 4c were dealt with.

b) Community Recycling Centres Network Review (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

c) Redevelopment of the Fewster Drive Waste Management Site
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION WM-4-2005:

That item 4b titled "Community Recycling Centres Network Review" and item 4c titled "Redevelopment of the Fewster Drive Waste Management Site" be deferred to the March 24, 2005 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting;

And further, that staff report on Community Recycling Centres Network operating and capital costs;

And further, that a financial analysis be undertaken to provide curbside collection of items currently collected at Community Recycling Centres (CRC).

Approved 2005-385

a) Region Wide Organics Container Liners (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-386

RECOMMENDATION WM-5-2005:

That residents participating in the Region Wide Organics (RWO) program be permitted to use plastic bags;

And further, that residents participating in the RWO program be strongly encouraged to use biodegradable liner bags;

And further, that additional investment be made to effectively manage the plastic within the RWO program.

Referred back to the Waste Management Subcommittee for further consideration by Recommendation GC-88-2005 2005-387

See also Resolutions 2005-323, 2005-383, 2005-386 and 2005-408


Additional Item

Banning the Use of Non-degradable, Plastic Carry-out Bags

RECOMMENDATION WM-6-2005:

Whereas the Ontario Minister of the Environment has proposed a province-wide municipal waste diversion goal of 60 per cent by 2008;

And whereas diversion of the organic fraction of the municipal waste stream through composting is critical to achieving this diversion target;

And whereas the presence of non-degradable, plastic bags in composting programs increases processing costs and decreases the quality and value of finished compost;

And whereas the retail sector introduces a significant quantity of non-degradable, plastic carry-out bags into the municipal waste stream;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Ontario Minister of the Environment be requested to introduce legislation to ban the use of non-degradable, plastic carry-out bags by Ontario retailers and mandate the use of certified biodegradable plastic and paper bags as alternatives;

And further, that a copy of the subject resolution be forwarded to all Ontario municipalities and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) for their support.

Referred back to the Waste Management Subcommittee 2005-388

See also Resolution 2005-311

b) Community Recycling Centres Network Review (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-385

c) Redevelopment of the Fewster Drive Waste Management Site

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-385


5. UPDATES

Item 5c was dealt with.

c) Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-389

a) Grass Generation Trends (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-390


b) Chinguacousy Curing Pad Environmental Assessment (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-391

c) Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility (Oral)
Update by Melanie Kawalec, Manager, Waste Planning

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-389


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Rod Muir, Founder, Waste Diversion Toronto, Letter dated January 20, 2005, Submitting Waste Diversion's Theme and Logo "Take the Extra Step - Recycle" in Support of Recycling and Food Scrap Collection

Received 2005-392


PW-E2. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-3) Meeting held on March 24, 2005

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-7-2005:

That the agenda for the March 24, 2005, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-393

3. DELEGATIONS


4. REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS

a) Community Recycling Centre (CRC) Network Review

Received 2005-394


Item 4c was dealt with.

c) Community Recycling Centres (CRC) - Financial Analysis (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-395

b) Redevelopment of the Fewster Drive Waste Management Site

RECOMMENDATION WM-8-2005:

That the Fewster Drive Waste Management site, located at 1126 Fewster Drive in Mississauga, replace the Lakeview Community Recycling Centre as the preferred location for the East Mississauga Community Recycling Centre (CRC);

And further, that the Fewster Drive Waste Management site's existing infrastructure be demolished as use expires, and be replaced by the Mississauga East Community Recycling Centre (CRC) and a Yard Waste Transfer Station;

And further, that approved Fewster Community Recycling Centre Capital Budget 99-6505, previously known as the Lakeview Community Recycling Centre Capital Budget, be used to fund the demolition, site design, development permits and approvals, and construction administration, as required;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council on the additional funds required for the completion of this project prior to award of the construction tender.

Approved 2005-396

c) Community Recycling Centres (CRC) - Financial Analysis (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-395


d) Proposed Direction for New and Emerging Technologies (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-397


Additional Item

Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for New and Emerging Technologies

RECOMMENDATION WM-9-2005:

That the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for New and Emerging Technologies be expanded to consider all technologies which produce Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF).

Approved 2005-398

e) Waste Reduction Plans and Tipping Fee Policy for Registered Non-Profit Community Agencies in the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION WM-10-2005:

That Corporate Policy W20-07 regarding tipping fees for registered non-profit community agencies be revised to require such agencies to develop a bi-annual Waste Reduction Plan for approval by the Director of Waste Management in order to receive tipping fee exemptions at Regional sites.

Approved 2005-399


5. UPDATES

a) Region Wide Organics (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-400


b) Algonquin Power Energy from Waste Facility (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-401


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Wayne Riviere, Marketing Manager, W. Ralston (Canada) Inc., Thanking Subcommittee Members for the Opportunity to Depute at the February 24, 2005, Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting and also Clarifying a Key Point in Regard to the Compostable Bioplastic Liner

Received 2005-402

Additional item

Tour of Waste Management Related Facilities

Received 2005-403


PW-E3. Realigning Friday's Waste Collection Area - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-89-2005:

That the east end of the existing Friday waste collection area as generally outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 21, 2004, titled "Realigning Friday's Waste Collection Area", for the City of Brampton be realigned with the Monday waste collection area to accommodate housing in North Brampton;

And further, that implementation of the new Monday and Friday waste collection areas begin during the week of May 16, 2005;

And further, that a communication strategy be implemented for residents that will be affected by the change in the waste collection schedule.

Approved 2005-404


PW-E4. Addition of a Bag-Breaker to the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility, Capital Project 99-6275

RECOMMENDATION GC-90-2005:

That the contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation for the construction of the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility (PIWMF) be amended to include the installation of a bag-breaker in the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) using the funds approved by Regional Council Resolution 2004-749 in the amount of $610,326 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 99-6275;

And further, that the contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation for the operation of the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility be amended to include a variable-rate incremental processing fee for the operation of the bag-breaker of $1.26 per tonne at an estimated annual cost of $130,843;

And further, that the incremental $1.26 per tonne processing fee for the operation of the bag-breaker be re-evaluated based on the schedule attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 17, 2005, titled "Addition of a Bag-Breaker to the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility, Capital Project 99-6275", after a period of six months following the launch of a transparent plastic bag enhancement program.

Approved 2005-405

See also Resolution 2005-316

PW-E5. Contract Administration and Construction Supervision for the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility, Capital Project 99-6275, Document 2002-498P, 7795 Torbram Road - City of Brampton, Ward 8

RECOMMENDATION GC-91-2005:

That document 2002-498P for contract administration of the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility (PIWMF) (7795 Torbram Road) between the Region of Peel and MacViro Consultants Inc., be extended to provide additional services for the expanded scope of work and extended construction period at an estimated cost of $94,353 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 99-6275, for a total estimated commitment of $505,840 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the contract with MacViro Consultants Inc., be extended for similar requirements to the limit allowed by the approved Capital Budget.

Approved 2005-406


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. James Knight, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Letter dated January 25, 2005, Advising of a Payment of $31,788 in Support of the Taste and Odour in Lake Ontario: Cause and Control Project

Received 2005-407

PW-F2. Matt Mahoney, Mahoney International, Letter dated March 10, 2005, Providing Feedback on the Waste Management Subcommittee Recommendations Regarding Region Wide Organics

Received 2005-408

See also Resolutions 2005-323, 2005-386 and 2005-387

PW-F3. Julie McDougall, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 21, 2005, Advising that the City of Brampton has Endorsed the Resolution Adopted by the Region of Peel Regarding the City of Mississauga's Resolution Number 0005-2005 Requesting the Province to Implement a System of Deposit Returns for all Metal, Glass and Plastic Beverage Containers (Resolution 2005-169)

Received 2005-409

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Transfer of Overhead Hydro Line Easement to Enersource Hydro Mississauga in Connection with the Expansion of the North Meadowvale Reservoir and Pumping Station at 2720 Meadowvale Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

Referred to the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting 2005-410

See also Resolution 2005-429


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 24, 2005, Requesting AMO Members to Pass a Resolution at Council Conveying Support for Trail Development and Concern over the Continued Burden that Section 20 of the Line Fences Act Places on Municipalities Attempting to Develop Abandoned Railways into Usable Trails

Referred to Housing and Property staff 2005-411

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 17 to 23, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-92-2005:

WHEREAS National Volunteer Week is proclaimed from April 17 to 23, 2005, celebrating the spirit and energy of all volunteers in the Region of Peel;

AND WHEREAS 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 17 to April 23, 2005 be declared VOLUNTEER WEEK in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-412


HEALTH

HS-B. Business and Information Services

HS-B1. Public Health Cost Shared Programs - Service and Funding Levels

Received 2005-413

HS-B2. Support for Family Health Team Model

Received 2005-414


HS-C. Environmental Health

HS-C1. West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-93-2005:

That Appendix II "2004 West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel" as attached to the report of the Commissioner of Health and the Acting Medical Officer of Health, dated March 7, 2005, titled "West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel" be received for information;

And further, that the Region of Peel's "West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2005" attached as Appendix III to the subject report, be approved.

Approved 2005-415

 

HS-D. Long-Term Care

HS-D1. Therapeutic Mattresses for Long Term Care

RECOMMENDATION GC-94-2005:

That Document 2005-112N be awarded to KCI Medical Canada Inc. for the provision of therapeutic mattresses to the Region's five long term-care centres, for residents with complex care needs in the estimated amount of $304,700 (exclusive of applicable taxes) being the most cost-effective solution in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001, being fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Approved 2005-416



SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-E. General Services

HS-E1. JobsNow - Employment Placement and Extended Employment Retention Pilot Project

Received 2005-417

See also Resolution 2005-423


HS-F. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-F1. Ontario Works - Intake Screening Unit

Referred to the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting 2005-418

See also Resolution 2005-430


HS-G. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-G1. Norm Lemke, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk, County of Renfrew, Letter dated February 28, 2005, Addressed to Ken Dryden, Minister of Social Development and Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Advising them that the Council of the Corporation of the County of Renfrew has Endorsed the Resolution Adopted by the Region of Peel Regarding Federal Early Learning and Child Care Funding (Resolution 2004-1268)

Received 2005-419

HS-G2. Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated February, 2005, Encouraging Participation in Ontario's Volunteer Recognition Program for the year 2005 by Submitting Nominations of Deserving Individuals

Received 2005-420

HS-G3. Dr. Sheela V. Basrur, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated March 3, 2005, Advising of Amendments to Regulations under the Health Protection and Promotion Act that Support the Merger of the Muskoka-Parry Sound Health Unit with the Simcoe County District Health Unit and with the North Bay and District Health Unit

Received 2005-421

HS-G4. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 16, 2005, Advising that the District of Timiskaming, the Rural Areas of Lambton County and Chatham Kent, and the East End of the City of Hamilton are the Three Communities Chosen to Pilot the Government's Best Start Plan for Children

Received 2005-422

HS-G5. Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Community and Social Services, Letter dated March 17, 2005, Thanking the Regional Municipality of Peel for Agreeing to Participate in the New "JobsNow", an Employment Placement and Extended Employment Retention Pilot Project of the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS)

Received 2005-423

See also Resolution 2005-417


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item

F1. Federal Funding Allocated for Rent Supplement (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GC-95-2005:

That a resolution be prepared for the April 14, 2005 Regional Council meeting directing the Regional Chair to write to the Provincial Government encouraging them to consider matching the funds allocated, for rent supplement programs, by the Federal Government.

Approved 2005-424

See also Resolution 2005-434


7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) City of Brampton's Application to Amend the Regional Official Plan to Extend the Regional Urban Boundary to Include the Lands in Northwest Brampton

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated April 6, 2005, titled "City of Brampton's Application to Amend the Regional Official Plan to Extend the Regional Urban Boundary to Include the Lands in Northwest Brampton" be deferred until such time as the full information package is available;

And further, that the related statutory public meeting not be held until the fall of 2005.

Lost 2005-425

Councillor McCallion attempted to move a motion to change the date of the public meeting. Regional Chair Kolb ruled that such a motion would be contrary in nature.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the draft amendment to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) submitted by City of Brampton to have the Regional Urban Boundary extended to include the Northwest Brampton lands be circulated to appropriate agencies and to City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and City of Mississauga for their review and comments;

And further, that the statutory public meeting to present the draft amendment to the Regional Official Plan for Northwest Brampton be held at a special meeting of Regional Council immediately prior to the General Committee meeting scheduled for May 19, 2005.

Carried 2005-426

b) Participation in Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC)

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the Region of Peel join the Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC) as a supporting member;

And further, that staff involvement be limited;

And further, that Regional Council endorsement be sought if there is a need for significant staff involvement.

Carried 2005-427

See also Resolution 2005-360


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 1:23 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:40 p.m.


Members:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, A. Groves, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak; J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:

C. Corbasson, due to illness; N. Iannicca, M. Prentice, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to other municipal business

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

 


c) Contract Award and Engineering Services for Trunk Sanitary Sewer Replacement at Three Credit River Crossing Locations, Capital Project 05-2420, Document 2005-065T - City of Mississauga, Wards 6 and 8

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That document 2005-065T for the replacement of sanitary trunk sewer crossings under the Credit River be awarded to Clearway Construction Inc., in the estimated total amount of $2,273,689.15 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 05-2420, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the amount of $1,617,391 be redeployed from Capital Projects 00-2620 and 04-2420 to Capital Project 05-2420;

And further, that the contract for Engineering Services with R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited be increased by $110,000 (excluding applicable taxes), for a total commitment of $322,000 (excluding applicable taxes);

And further, that additional funds of $917,609 be provided to Capital Project 05-2420, financed from Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve for Wastewater (R0242).

Carried 2005-428

See also Resolution 2005-378


d) Transfer of Overhead Hydro Line Easement to Enersource Hydro Mississauga in Connection with the Expansion of the North Meadowvale Reservoir and Pumping Station at 2720 Meadowvale Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

Referred to the April 28, 2005 General Committee meeting 2005-429

See also Resolution 2005-410

e) Ontario Works - Intake Screening Unit

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

Whereas the Province of Ontario has stated that its reason for moving from a two stage to a one step intake process for Ontario Works is to improve access to service;

And whereas the Province of Ontario has reduced funding for intake to the degree that Peel's service standard (calls answered within 60 seconds) has decreased from 80 per cent to 26 per cent and is expected to continue to less than 5 per cent;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Community and Social Services outlining the impact on service and requesting funding adequate to return to the previous service access standards;

And further, that if the Minister of Community and Social Services refuses to provide sufficient funding, that the Region of Peel publish the declining response rate on its web site, which at current time is a delay of 8 minutes on average to answer calls due to the reduction in Provincial funding;

And further, that Region of Peel refer all complaints about service response to the office of the Minister of Community and Social Services for explanation;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Minister of Community and Social Services and local MPPs.

Carried 2005-430

See also Resolution 2005-418



f) Report of the Public Meeting held on April 7, 2005 regarding the Proposed Regional Development Charges Amending By-law

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997 and in accordance with the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that the purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of an amendment to the Region of Peel Development Charges By-law 52-2003 and the Region of Peel GO Transit Development Charge By-law 45-2001.


3. CONFIRMATION OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

The Regional Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997 and the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003, by publication in the following news media having general circulation in the Region of Peel:

Mississauga News - Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Brampton Guardian - Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Caledon Enterprise - Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Region of Peel Website - Tuesday, March 10, 2005


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of the proposed amendment to the development charges by-laws, that he/she give their full name, address, postal code and telephone number in writing at the Clerk's Division prior to leaving the meeting.

5. DEVELOPMENT CHARGES PROPOSAL

Regional Chair Kolb emphasized that the proposed by-law and background study is subject to change before being finalized by Council. He then called upon Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance to explain the intent of the proposed amending by-law and the adoption process.


a) Regional Municipality of Peel 2005 Development Charges Amending By-law and Background Study
Overview by D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and R. Elliott, Manager, Development Financing

Received 2005-431

Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and Rob Elliott, Manager, Development Financing provided a brief summary of the proposed amendments to the Region of Peel Development Charges By-laws and the consultation process that involved building industry representatives and area municipal staff. The proposed changes include the addition of the following definitions: "small unit"; "dwelling unit" and "special care/special needs dwelling" being three new residential classifications replacing the previous definitions of "large apartment" and "small apartment". The proposed changes will be effective following the adoption of the amending by-law subject to the statutory notice and appeal periods.


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

No oral submissions were received.


b) Written Submissions

No written submissions were received.

7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb thanked those in attendance for their time and input, and stated that all comments received will be taken into consideration. He further stated that the amending by-law would be presented to Regional Council on April 14, 2005 for final approval.

 

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 42-2005: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 46-2005: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2005 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on Area Municipalities.

By-law 47-2005: A by-law to adopt the optional tools for calculating the amount of taxes for municipal and school purposes payable in respect of property in the commercial class, industrial class or multi-residential property class for 2005.

By-law 48-2005: A by-law to phase out the new construction treatment afforded to eligible properties by establishing a minimum percentage of current value assessment tax responsibility for eligible properties for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and subsequent taxation years.

By-law 49-2005: A by-law to amend By-law 52-2003 entitled "The Region of Peel Development Charges By-law, 2003" and By-law 45-2001 entitled "The Region of Peel GO Transit Service Development Charges By-law, 2001".

Moved by Councillor Lyons,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
42-2005 and 46-2005 to 49-2005 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 2005-432

See also Resolutions 2005-324 to 2005-326 inclusive

9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding the Closing of District Health Councils

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

Whereas over the past 30 years, the Halton-Peel District Health Council has played an important role in the provision of health care services in the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has determined that Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) will be the principal organizations responsible for planning, co-ordinating, integrating and funding the delivery of health care services within their geographic areas, effective April 1, 2005;

And whereas, the Provincial government has decided to end the operations of District Health Councils on March 31, 2005;

Therefore be it resolved, that Councillor Mahoney, be thanked for her dedication and commitment to the Halton-Peel District Health Council.

Carried 2005-433

b) Federal Funding Allocated for Rent Supplement

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

Whereas the Federal government has made budgetary commitments under the Affordable Housing Program which have regrettably not been spent because of disputes about program delivery;

And whereas, the failure to spend monies already committed has delayed the formal budgeting of an additional 1.5 billion federal dollars promised for more, urgently needed affordable housing;

And whereas, delays in the new supply initiatives mean that it will be many months and even years before these initiatives, even if they proceed now, can offer relief to people in need;

And whereas, the rental market situation in many areas including Peel is such that short-term cost effective supply can be negotiated from the existing private stock and the Federal Government has reportedly offered to allow up to one-half the already committed federal funds to be used in a rent supplement program;

And whereas, time is of the essence in responding to waiting list pressures and in getting available funding actually flowing;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Premier of Ontario be urged to take advantage of promised federal flexibility and expedite the execution of a revised agreement with the Federal Government to proceed with full roll-out of the Affordable Housing Program, including an immediate provision of rent supplement funding.

Carried 2005-434

See also Resolution 2005-424


Additional Item

c) Service Level Review Process (Oral)

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That a service level review process commence in September of 2005;

And further, that a staff report be presented for Regional Council consideration regarding the process and information to be reviewed.

Carried 2005-435

See also Resolution 2005-312


Additional Item

d) John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated April 13, 2005, Regarding the Proposed Legislation on the Governance Structure of the Region of Peel

Received 2005-436

Councillor Fennell attempted to move a motion of receipt, which would also advise the Minister of the views of Regional Council regarding this provincial decision.

Regional Chair Kolb ruled that the letter from Minister Gerretsen, dated April 13, 2005, be received, and subsequently be placed on the April 28, 2005 General Committee agenda for further consideration. Motions regarding the correspondence may be placed at that time.

10. NOTICES OF MOTION

Additional Item

Motion Regarding the Commencement of Re-alignment of Services Review by the Three Mayors

A motion from Councillor McCallion regarding the Re-alignment of Services Review to be undertaken by the three Area Municipal Mayors will be placed for consideration at the next Regional Council meeting.


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of April 7, 2005 and an additional Council report relating to the following:

  • the security of the property of the municipality or local board

Carried 2005-437

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2005-438

 

1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-4) meeting held on April 7, 2005

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-96-2005:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as purchaser, enter into an agreement with 8005-8045 Dixie Road Inc., as vendors, for the purchase of fee simple lands described as Part of Block H on Plan 636, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-29746 and for the purchase of a Permanent Easement over lands described as Part of Block H on Plan 636, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-29746 and compensation for a total purchase price of $55,447, plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 02-4216.

Approved 2005-439


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

RECOMMENDATION GC-97-2005:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into an Offer to Lease and subsequent Lease Agreement with Conundrum Capital Corporation, as Landlord, for approximately 5,400 square feet (501.68 square metres) of space at 2355 Tedlo Street, Units 1 and 2, City of Mississauga, on terms substantially similar to the terms outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living and the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated March 18, 2005, regarding a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Agreement be provided from Cost Centre GW20402 and Account 23904 with additional funds provided from Ambulance Working Fund Reserve Account R1212 in the amount of $25,000;

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 2005-440

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-98-2005:

That compensation and costs in the amount of $70,185.48 be paid for final settlement between The Regional Municipality of Peel, as purchaser, and Rudolph Erick Peffer, as vendor, pursuant to a Section 30 Agreement under the Expropriations Act for the fee simple purchase of lands and building known municipally as 10402 Airport Road, Brampton and legally described as Part of the East Half of Lot 12, Concession 6 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R-20498;

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

Approved 2005-441


G4. Labour relations or employee negotiations

RECOMMENDATION GC-99-2005:

That the Memorandum of Settlement for the contract renewal negotiated by the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its Local 966 representing nurses in the Public Health Department, be ratified;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Approved 2005-442

G5. Labour relations or employee negotiations

RECOMMENDATION GC-100-2005:

That Dr. David Williams be appointed as Medical Officer of Health for Peel Region effective July 4, 2005, this appointment being subject to the approval of the Minister of Health pursuant to section 64 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990 Chapter H.7;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to finalize the necessary documents in accordance with Regional policy.

Approved 2005-443


Additional Item

11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

2. Staff Reports

a) The security of the property of the municipality or local board (Oral)

Received 2005-444

See also Resolution 2005-312


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 45-2005 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 14, 2005, 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 2005-445


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:44 p.m.


 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair