May 5, 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-2005-5) meeting held on April 28, 2005
     
Items Related to
    b) Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) Meeting held April 21, 2005
    c) Report of the Audit Subcommittee (ASC-2005-2) Meeting held April 28, 2005
       
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-2005-5) Meeting held on April 28, 2005
     
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
May 5, 2005

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


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Moore 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, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:
S. DiMarco, due to vacation; G. Miles, due to other municipal business; P. Palleschi, due to illness
 
Also Present:
R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; P. O'Connor, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; J. MacCrae, Acting Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. E. de Villa, Associate 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 Delegations/Presentations - Item 5b and Committee Reports - Item 7-1b, as a family member is employed with Mahoney International.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) April 14, 2005, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on April 14, 2005 be approved.

Carried 2005-446


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the consolidated agenda for the May 5, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a delegation by Joan King, J.K. Consulting, regarding the use of Bio-degradable Plastic Bag Liners within a Region-wide Organics Program;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the May 5, 2005 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-447

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Donna Rubin, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) and Janette Smith, Director, Long Term Care, Presenting the Workplace Quality Award for Long Term Care to Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Region of Peel

Received 2005-448


Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:45 a.m.

b) Matt Mahoney, Mahoney International on behalf of Prescott Paper, Regarding the Use of Kraft Paper Bag Liners within a Region-Wide Organics Program

Received 2005-449

See also Resolutions 2005-450 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

c) Wayne Riviere, Marketing Manager, W. Ralston (Canada) Inc. Regarding the Use of Bio-degradable Plastic Bag Liners within a Region-Wide Organics Program

Received 2005-450

See also Resolutions 2005-449, 2005-451 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

Councillor Lyons arrived at 10:11 a.m.

d) Dave Douglas, Manager, Environmental Waste Programs, The Chlorox Company of Canada Ltd. Regarding the Use of Glad "See Through" Green Bags within a Region-Wide Organics Program

Received 2005-451

See also Resolutions 2005-449, 2005-450, 2005-452 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

Councillor Adams arrived at 10:18 a.m.

e) Trish Johnson, Municipal Co-ordinator, Environment and Industry Council (EPIC) of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association Providing Support for the Use of Plastic, Bio-degradable, Compostable and Paper Bags within a Region-Wide Organics Program

Received 2005-452

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-451 inclusive, 2005-453 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

Additional Item

f) Joan King, JK Consulting, regarding the Use of Bio-degradable Plastic Bag Liners Within a Region-Wide organics Program

Received 2005-453

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-452 inclusive, 2005-454 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474



6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Joan King, JK Consulting, Letter dated April 25, 2005, Supporting the Use of Bio-degradable Plastic Bag Liners Within a Region-Wide Organics Program

Received 2005-454

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-453 inclusive, 2005-455 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

b) Paul van der Werf, EPIC Municipal Representative, Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC), Letter dated April 26, 2005, Supporting the Use of Bio-degradable Plastic Bag Liners Within a Region-Wide Organics Program

Received 2005-455

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-454 inclusive and 2005-456 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

c) Indaco Manufacturing Limited, Advising that BIO-SOLO "Compostable Plastic" Products are Readily Available through Virtually All Major Retail Chains

Received 2005-456

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-455 inclusive, 2005-457 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

d) Steven W. Mahoney, President and CEO, Mahoney International, Letter dated May 4, 2005, Urging the Region of Peel to Ban Plastic Bags for Yard Waste

Received 2005-457

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-456 inclusive, 2005-458 to 2005-460 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

Councillor Mahoney arrived at 10:57 a.m., and exited the meeting due to a declared conflict of interest.


Item 7-1b, the Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) meeting held on April 21, 2005 was brought forward for consideration.

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

b) Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) Meeting held April 21, 2005

Item 4a was brought forward and dealt with.

4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Organic Liner Bags (Oral)
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

Received 2005-458

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-457 inclusive, 2005-459, 2005-460, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474

Councillor Prentice moved an amendment to Recommendation WM-12-2005 from the Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) meeting held on April 21, 2005:

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That Recommendation WM-12-2005 contained in the Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) meeting held on April 21, 2005 be struck out and replaced with the following:

That the organics solution identified in the staff presentation as Option A "Biodegradable bag liners, allowing only biodegradable plastic and paper bags", dated April 21, 2005, titled "Region-wide Organics: Bag Liners, be approved;

And further, that the Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) meeting held on April 21, 2005, be approved, as amended.

Councillor Prentice requested a recorded vote.

In Favour: Councillors Adams, Carlson, Corbasson, Morrison, Mullin, Prentice
Total: 6
   
Opposed: Councillors Dale, Fennell, Groves, Iannicca, Lyons, McCallion, Moore, Paterak, Saito, Sprovieri; Stewart
Total: 11
   
Absent: Councillors DiMarco, Mahoney, Miles, Palleschi
Total: 4

Lost 2005-459

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-458 inclusive, 2005-460, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474


Several friendly amendments to the main motion were considered and the following amended motion was voted upon.

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That Recommendation WM-12-2005 from the minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) meeting held on April 21, 2005 be amended to read as follows:

That the hybrid kitchen organics solution identified as Option C in the staff presentation dated April 21, 2005 titled "Region-wide Organics: Bag Liners" which permits the minimum use of non-degradable plastic bag liners and the promotion of compostable plastic and paper bag liners within the Region-wide Organics Program, be approved;

And further, that a monitoring program to provide information on the amount of diversion, participation levels, number of plastic bags and number of compostable plastics processed be considered and brought back to the May 19, 2005, General Committee meeting;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council with the one year results of the monitoring program;

And further, that Regional staff work toward the goal of using only compostable products;

And further, that the Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) meeting held on April 21, 2005, be approved, as amended.

Councillor Dale requested a recorded vote.

In Favour: Councillors Adams, Dale, Fennell, Groves, Lyons, McCallion, Moore, Saito, Sprovieri, Stewart
Total: 10
   
Opposed: Councillors Carlson, Corbasson, Morrison, Mullin, Prentice
Total: 5
   
Absent: Councillors DiMarco, Iannicca, Mahoney, Miles, Palleschi, Paterak
Total: 6

Carried 2005-460

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-459 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467 to 2005-469 inclusive and 2005-474


The remaining items from the Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) meeting held on April 21, 2005 were dealt with.

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 Waste Management Subcommittee received information from delegations and staff.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA


3. DELEGATIONS

a) Dave Douglas, The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd., Regarding the Use of Plastic Bags, Including Glad "See Through" Green Bags as an Acceptable Option for Residents in the Region of Peel's Green Bin Curbside Collection of Organic Material Program

b) Brian Wilding, Resident, City of Brampton, Requesting to Address Subcommittee Members on the Region of Peel's Waste Disposal Policies

A quorum of voting members was achieved.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-11-2005:

That the consolidated agenda for the April 21, 2005, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-461


3. DELEGATIONS

a) Dave Douglas, The Clorox Company of Canada Ltd., Regarding the Use of Plastic Bags, Including Glad "See Through" Green Bags as an Acceptable Option for Residents in the Region of Peel's Green Bin Curbside Collection of Organic Material Program

Received 2005-462

See also Resolutions 2005-467 to 2005-468 inclusive and 2005-474

b) Brian Wilding, Resident, City of Brampton, Requesting to Address Subcommittee Members on the Region of Peel's Waste Disposal Policies

Received 2005-463

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

Received 2005-464

See also Resolutions 2005-465 and 2005-466

d) Kim McKinnon, 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 the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC) at its Meeting held on March 10, 2005

Received 2005-465

See also Resolutions 2005-464 and 2005-466



Item 8a was dealt with.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Motion Regarding the Banning of Non-degradable, Plastic Carry-out Bags, as Approved by Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC) at its meeting held on March 10, 2005 (Recommendation WM-6-2005)

Referred to Waste Management staff for report and consultation with stakeholders 2005-466

See also Resolutions 2005-464 and 2005-465


3. DELEGATIONS

e) Wayne Riviere, Marketing Manager, W. Ralston (Canada) Inc., Regarding the Benefits of Certified Compostable Plastic Bags within an Organics Collection Program

Received 2005-467

See also Resolutions 2005-462, 2005-468 and 2005-474

f) Matt Mahoney, Mahoney International, Introducing Kraft Yard Waste Bags on Behalf of Prescott Paper Products and the Benefits of Organic Bags within an Organic Waste Diversion Program

Received 2005-468

See also Resolutions 2005-462, 2005-467 and 2005-474


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Organic Liner Bags (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-469

RECOMMENDATION WM-12-2005:

That the hybrid kitchen organics solution identified as Option C in the staff presentation dated April 21, 2005 titled "Region-wide Organics: Bag Liners" which permits the minimum use of non-degradable plastic bag liners and the promotion of biodegradable plastic and paper bag liners within the Region-wide Organics Program, be approved;

And further, that a phased-in ban of non-degradable plastic bag liners be implemented once the program has been established and residents are accustomed to the organics program.

This item was considered and voted upon under Resolution 2005-460

See also Resolutions 2005-449 to 2005-459 inclusive, 2005-462, 2005-467, 2005-468 and 2005-474

b) Region Wide Organics Communication Working Strategy Group (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-470

c) Two Bags Standard Program (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Referred to the May 12, 2005 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting 2005-471


5. UPDATES

a) New and Emerging Technology - Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-472

b) Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators Award (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2005-473


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. IN CAMERA MATTERS


8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Motion Regarding the Banning of Non-degradable, Plastic Carry-out Bags, as Approved by Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC) at its meeting held March 10, 2005 (Recommendation WM-6-2005)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-466

b) Motion Regarding the Region Wide Organics (RWO) Container Liner, as Approved by Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC) at its meeting held March 10, 2005 (Recommendation WM-5-2005)

Received 2005-474

See also Resolutions 2005-462, 2005-467 and 2005-468


Additional Item

c) Park and School-Yard Clean-up by Grade 4 and 5 Students (Oral)

Received 2005-475


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 Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C3, as a family member is employed with Mahoney International.


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-101-2005:

That the consolidated agenda for the April 28, 2005, General Committee meeting be amended to refer the minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting held on April 21, 2005 to the May 5, 2005 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the April 28, 2005, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2005-476


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Sam Morra, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (GTSWCA), Presenting a Cheque for $20,000 Towards the Subsurface Utility Engineering Pilot Project

Received 2005-477

D2. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair; Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, Recognizing Larry Hawes, Former Director of Internal Audit, for his 30 Years of Service to the Region of Peel and its Citizens and Extending Best Wishes Upon his Retirement

Received 2005-478


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Sheridan Villa Redevelopment Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-102-2005:

That the Commissioner of Health be directed to proceed with working drawings for approximately 142 beds at Sheridan Villa Long Term Care Centre;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health be directed to obtain the necessary Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) approvals for the Sheridan Villa redevelopment;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health work with staff from Housing and Property and Purchasing to tender the construction contract in accordance with the Purchasing By-law.

Approved 2005-479

HS-A2. Peel Residents' Access to Sufficient Nutritious Food

Received 2005-480



SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. General Services

HS-B1. Report of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee Meeting (GRC-2005-1) held on April 7, 2005

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GRC-1-2005:

That the agenda for the April 7, 2005, Grants Ad Hoc Committee meeting be amended to include an additional item under Other Business regarding an update on the Strengthening Organization Effectiveness Fund (SOEF);

And further, that the agenda for the April 7, 2005, Grants Ad Hoc Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2005-481

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

4. REPORTS

a) Community Programs Funding - Multi-Year Funding Agreements with Established Agencies

RECOMMENDATION GRC-2-2005:

That an increase to the multi-year funding agreement with Heart Touching Heart Ministries for The Dam Youth Drop In Centre be approved in the amount of $14,224 for 2005 and 2006;

And further, that an increase to the multi-year funding agreement with Family Services of Peel be approved up to a maximum of $30,000 for 2005 and $31,650 for 2006;

And further, that Peel Federation of Agriculture be approved for funding of $975 in 2005 and $1,005 in 2006;

And further, that Peel Soil and Crop Association be approved for funding of $400 in 2005 and 2006;

And further, that the funding for the above be financed from Social Services' operating budget (CF00012-56743);

And further, that staff report back on a new policy for agricultural grants;

And further, that a one-time, emergency grant up to a maximum of $25,000 for Peel Senior Link be approved, to be financed from the Community Grants Reserve R1260.

Approved 2005-482

b) Community Programs Funding - One Year Program Funding for 2005

RECOMMENDATION GRC-3-2005:

That the Grants Ad hoc Committee approve a one year program funding application process under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines for 2005 and 2006, subject to available funding, to be financed under the approved Community Programs Funding budget, Social Services' account (CF00012 56743);

And further, that the two vulnerable groups in the community, disadvantaged youth and persons with mental health difficulties or illness, continue to be the funding priority for the one year program funding in 2005 and 2006.

Approved 2005-483


5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 24, 2005, Advising that the Ontario Victim Services Secretariat (OVSS) is Inviting Applications from Community Agencies for 2005/2006 Community Projects Grant Program

Received 2005-484

6. NEXT MEETING

RECOMMENDATION GRC-4-2005:

That the next meeting of the Grants Ad hoc Committee be scheduled at the call of the Chair.

Approved 2005-485

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item

a) LeeAnn Lloyd, Manager, Community Services and Special Projects, Social Services Department, Region of Peel, Regarding an Update on the Strengthening Organization Effectiveness Fund (SOEF)

Received 2005-486


HS-C. Children's Services

HS-C1. Impact of the Early Learning and Child Care Funding on the Determination of Eligibility for Child Care Subsidy

Received 2005-487

HS-C2. Naming of New Child Care Centre at Sheridan's Davis Campus

RECOMMENDATION GC-103-2005:

That the new directly operated child care centre at the Davis Campus of Sheridan College Institute of Advanced Learning be named Collegeside Child Care Centre;

And further, that all directly operated child care centres have incorporated into their names the tagline: Learn.Play.Care.

Approved 2005-488


HEALTH

HS-D. Business and Information Services

HS-D1. Local Health Integration Networks - Boundary Revisions
Presentation by Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health and Dr. Eileen de Villa, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Received 2005-489

See also Resolution 2005-495


HS-E. Long-Term Care

HS-E1. Seniors' Month - June 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-104-2005:

WHEREAS, Seniors Month is an annual nation-wide celebration;

AND WHEREAS, seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community;

AND WHEREAS, seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community;

AND WHEREAS, their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told;

AND WHEREAS, the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community;

AND WHEREAS, the knowledge and experience seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the month of June, 2005 be proclaimed SENIORS' MONTH in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-490


HS-F. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-F1. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 10, 2005, Addressed to Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Advising that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga has Endorsed Resolution 0051-2005, Regarding Pooling of Social Services

Received 2005-491

HS-F2. Joe Volpe, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Letter dated March 24, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter dated November 18, 2004, Requesting the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to Reimburse the Region of Peel for the Municipal Share of the Administration and Assistance Costs Incurred for Refugees on Welfare Caseloads

Received 2005-492

See also Resolution 2005-493

HS-F3. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, The Regional Municipality of Peel, Letter dated March 17, 2005, Responding to Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated February 25, 2005, Concerning the Premier's Position on the $23 Billion Gap in Federal Funding to Ontario

Received 2005-493

See also Resolution 2005-492

HS-F4. Dr. Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated April, 2005, Encouraging Participation in the Lincoln M. Alexander Award for the Year 2005 by Submitting Nominations of Deserving Young Ontarians who have Demonstrated Exemplary Leadership in Eliminating Racial Discrimination

Received 2005-494

HS-F5. Dr. Sheela V. Basrur, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated April 11, 2005, Informing that George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Released the Second Interim Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Report from Justice Archie Campbell

Received 2005-495

See also Resolution 2005-489

HS-F6. David Miller, Mayor, City of Toronto, Letter dated April 8, 2005, Inviting Participation in the Sixth Annual Smog Summit to be Held in Toronto City Hall on June 8, 2005

Received 2005-496

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-A1. Report of the Joint Use Facility (JUF) Steering Committee (JUFSC-2005-1) Meeting held on April 14, 2005

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION JUFSC-1-2005:

That the agenda for the April 14, 2005, Joint Use Facility Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-497

2. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property Providing an Overview of the Joint Use Facility Project and Outlining Next Steps

Received 2005-498

b) Larry Button, Chief Administrative Officer - Policing, Peel Regional Police Providing an Update from Peel Regional Police

Received 2005-499

c) Carl Blanchaer, WZMH Architects, Discussing Building Design and Development

Received 2005-500

d) Carl Blanchaer, WZMH Architects, Providing an Overview of the Universal Design Office Layout Approach

Received 2005-501

e) Ross Carter-Wingrove, Project Manager, Housing and Property, Discussing Building Capacity

Received 2005-502

f) Ross Carter-Wingrove, Project Manager, Housing and Property, Discussing Growth 2004

Received 2005-503

g) Renaud Campbell, Commercial Lease Negotiator, Housing and Property, Outlining the Current Status of Leases and Future Building Occupancy

Received 2005-504

h) Carl Blanchaer, WZMH Architects, Discussing Zoning as it Relates to Market Developments

Deferred to the next Joint Use Facility Steering Committee meeting 2005-505

i) Ross Carter-Wingrove, Project Manager, Regarding Building Capacity, Size, Costs and Off-Site Considerations

Deferred to the next Joint Use Facility Steering Committee meeting 2005-506


3. REPORTS

4. COMMUNICATIONS

5. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting date of the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2005 at 7:30 a.m., in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton

6. OTHER BUSINESS / QUESTION PERIOD



FINANCE

MA-B. Internal Audit

MA-B1. Internal Audit Awareness Day - May 26, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-105-2005:

WHEREAS the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with approximately 103,000 members representing 160 countries around the globe;

AND WHEREAS the IIA is the recognized authority, principal educator, and acknowledged leader in the Internal Audit profession worldwide;

AND WHEREAS the IIA has declared the month of May as International Internal Audit Awareness Month;

AND WHEREAS Internal Audit assists Audit Subcommittee in ensuring that the Region is operating in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner and also provides assurance that programs are working effectively and are being delivered efficiently;

AND WHEREAS Internal Audit recently received an independent external validation confirming that it is in full compliance with IIA standards;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT May 26, 2005 be proclaimed INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS DAY in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-507

MA-C. Corporate Finance

MA-C1. 2004 Investment Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-106-2005:

That in compliance with Provincial Regulation 438/97, as amended by O. Reg. 265/02, governing municipal investment practices, the annual report, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 18, 2004, titled "2004 Investment Report", be approved.

Approved 2005-508

MA-C2. 2004 Triannual Financial Report - Year End (Unaudited and Unconsolidated)

Received 2005-509


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-D. Ambulance and Emergency Services

MA-D1. Paramedic Week - May 15 to 21, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-107-2005:

WHEREAS each year Peel Regional Ambulance Services will respond to approximately 90,000 calls for assistance;

AND WHEREAS the Paramedics of emergency medical services are ready to provide life saving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week;

AND WHEREAS access to quality emergency medical care improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury;

AND WHEREAS Paramedics engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their life saving skills;

AND WHEREAS Paramedics often find themselves in dangerous and traumatic situations requiring spontaneous decision making;

AND WHEREAS Paramedics provide a vital pre-hospital service to the residents of Peel;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 15 to 21, 2005, be declared Paramedic Week in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-510


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Julie McDougall, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 21, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter on the Ontario Health Premium and Endorsing Region of Peel Resolution (Resolution 2005-187)

Received 2005-511

MA-E2. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated March 24, 2005, Enclosing a Report from Florence Stewart, Director, Business Services, Titled "2004 External Funding Assistance - Public Police Programs"

Received 2005-512

MA-E3. Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance and John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated March 31, 2005, Providing Details of the Newly Introduced Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)

Received 2005-513

MA-E4. News Release: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 31, 2005, Praising the Provincial Announcement on the Replacement of the Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) with the $656 Million Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) and the Provincial Commitment to Pay Municipalities the Outstanding Bills Related to the Delivery of Provincial Health and Social Services Programs from 2003 and 2004

Received 2005-514

MA-E5. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 31, 2005, Providing Details about the New $656 Million Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF)

Received 2005-515

MA-E6. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated March 31, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter on Economic Development Services Relating to the Acquisition, Development and Disposal of Sites for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Uses (Resolution 2005-176)

Received 2005-516

MA-E7. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 31, 2005, Endorsing the Appointment of Brampton City Councillor Sandra Hames to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) (Resolution 2005-136)

Received 2005-517

MA-E8. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated April 1, 2005 to Jean Lapierre, Minister of Transport, Recommending that the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) General Operating By-law with Respect to the Appointment of Board Members by Municipalities, be Amended to Provide Direct Appointment by Municipalities

Received 2005-518

MA-E9. Roger Anderson, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated April 4, 2005, Providing Information on Federal Gas Tax Revenue Sharing for Municipalities

Received 2005-519

MA-E10. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 8, 2005, Regarding Federal Gas Tax Allocation; Municipal Council Term; Transfer of the Social Housing Mortgage Renewal Function to the Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC) and Source Separated Organics Background Paper

Received 2005-520

MA-E11. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 12, 2005, Recommending that the Provincial Government Restore the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP) to a Provincially Funded Rebate Program

Received 2005-521

See also Resolution 2005-524

MA-E12. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated April 13, 2005, Confirming the Details of the Meeting Held on April 7, 2005, with Chair Kolb, Mayor McCallion, Mayor Fennell and Mayor Morrison Regarding the Governance Structure of Peel Region and Introducing the Proposed Bill, the Regional Municipality of Peel Act, 2005

Received 2005-522

MA-E13. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 14, 2005, Supporting the Quick Adoption of the Federal Budget Bill in Advance of a Possible Federal Election Call

Received 2005-523

MA-E14. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 21, 2005, Correcting a Factual Error in the AMO Alert dated April 12, 2005, titled "Review of Managed Forest Assessments Means Potential Losses for Municipalities"

Received 2005-524

See also Resolution 2005-521

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. Release of the 2005 Provincial Policy Statement

Received 2005-525

PL-A2. Greenbelt Act, 2005 and Greenbelt Plan

Received 2005-526


PL-B. Transportation Planning

PL-B1. Review of Ministry of Transportation Study "Goods Movement in Central Ontario Trends and Issues"

Received 2005-527

PL-B2. Regional Official Plan Strategic Update: Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to the Transportation Network and Policies

RECOMMENDATION GC-108-2005:

That a statutory public meeting be scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 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 as it relates to the transportation network and policies;

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 April 12, 2005, titled "Regional Official Plan Strategic Update: Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to Transportation Network and Policies" be forwarded to Transport Canada, the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Renewal, GO Transit, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and all other municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel for comments;

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

And further, that a workshop for Councillors be scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2005 for staff to brief Councillors on the Long Range Transportation Plan and Draft Official Plan Amendment.

Further to discussion by Members of Regional Council, it was determined that the date of the workshop should be re-scheduled to take place on June 16, 2005, subsequently the motion was amended accordingly.

That a statutory public meeting be scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 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 as it relates to the transportation network and policies;

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 April 12, 2005, titled "Regional Official Plan Strategic Update: Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to Transportation Network and Policies" be forwarded to Transport Canada, the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Renewal, GO Transit, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and all other municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel for comments;

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


And further, that a workshop for Councillors be scheduled as part of the June 16, 2005 Regional Council meeting, for staff to brief Councillors on the Long Range Transportation Plan and Draft Official Plan Amendment.

Carried 2005-528


PL-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-C1. Harinder Takhar, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated April 7, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter on Council's Resolution Regarding the Construction of the Highway 410 Extension and an Environmental Assessment Process for a Potential Extension of Highway 427 (Resolution 2004-1243)

Received 2005-529

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning from Britannia Road to North of Highway 407 (Section S.13) and from Etobicoke Creek at Drew Road to South of Highway 407 at Mimico Creek (Section S.5), Capital Projects 99-2920 and 03-2930, Documents 2000-059P, 2002-208P and 2004-055T - City of Mississauga, Wards 3 and 5, and City of Brampton, Ward 8

RECOMMENDATION GC-109-2005:

That the contract Document 2000-059P for Engineering Services between the Region of Peel and KMK Consultants Limited for Section S.13 of the Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning be extended to provide contract administration and construction supervision services, at a total estimated cost of $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 99-2920, for a total commitment of $407,298.60 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001;

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

And further, that the contract Document 2004-055T for Construction Services between the Region of Peel and Memme Excavation Company Limited for Section S.5 of the Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning be extended to provide additional construction services, at a total estimated cost of $2,330,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 99-2920, for a total commitment of $12,832,962.45 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001;

And further, that the contract Document 2002-208P for Engineering Services between the Region of Peel and Trow Associates Inc. for Section S.5 of the Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning be extended to provide additional contract administration and construction supervision services, at a total estimated cost of $70,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 99-2920, for a total commitment of $499,996.40, excluding applicable taxes, in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001;

And further, that authority be given to increase the award to Trow Associates Inc., to complete the work related to any additional unforeseen project issues up to the limit of the approved budget;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 99-2920 for Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning be increased from $39,159,689 to $41,759,689, financed from Capital Project 03-2930 ($2,600,000) in order to cover the additional construction costs, contract administration and supervision services for the Etobicoke Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning (Section S.5);

And further, that funds in the amount of $2,600,000 be transferred from Capital Project 03-2930 to Capital Project 99-2920.

Approved 2005-530

PW-A2. Contract Extension for Maintenance of the Bridge Total Management System, Capital Project 05-4815, Document 2005-101N - Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-110-2005:

That the existing contract for the maintenance of the Region of Peel Bridge Total Management System with Engineered Management Systems Incorporated be extended for a period of one year at an estimated cost of $66,250 (excluding applicable taxes), for a new contract total of $441,250, under Capital Project 05-4815, funded through the Roads Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0210), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

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

Approved 2005-531

PW-A3. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 8 (The Gore Road), North of Jessfen Road - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-111-2005:

That a by-law be enacted to lift a 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Ward 10, on the east side of Regional Road 8 (The Gore Road), north of the future Jessfen Road to provide one right in/right out access 16.0 metres (52.49 feet) in width to the commercial development, Jaipur Gore Plaza Inc.

Approved 2005-532

PW-A4. Lift and Dedicate a Portion of 0.3 Metre Reserve, Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue), East of Hereford Street - City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-112-2005:

That a by-law be enacted to lift the 0.3 metre (1 foot) reserve in the City of Brampton, Ward 6, on the south side of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) east of Hereford Street to provide a right in/right out access, 8.50 metres (27.89 feet) in width to a proposed industrial building, Orlando Corporation.

Approved 2005-533


PW-B. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-B1. Lorne Park Water Treatment Facility Increased Capacity, Project Number 05-1570, Document 2005-032P - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-113-2005:

That Document 2005-032P for a Class Environmental Assessment Study and conceptual design services for a capacity increase to the Lorne Park Water Treatment Facility be awarded to KMK Consultants Ltd. in the estimated amount of $289,990 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 05-1570, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001.

Approved 2005-534

PW-B2. Expansion and Upgrade of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Project Numbers 02-1945, 02-2935, 02-2965 - City of Mississauga, Ward 1 and Ward 2
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Mark Schiller, Director, Water and Wastewater Treatment

Received 2005-535

PW-B3. Annual Summary Report: Municipal Water Supplies

RECOMMENDATION GC-114-2005:

That the 2004 Annual Water Summary report be endorsed, to comply with the Drinking-Water System Regulation (O.Reg. 170/03).

Approved 2005-536


PW-C. Waste Management

PW-C1. 2005 Community Programs Funding

RECOMMENDATION GC-115-2005:

That the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with EcoSource Mississauga under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines for a maximum of $216,368, to be funded through the approved 2005 Budget, Cost Centre WW00100;

And further, that the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Brampton Clean City Committee under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines for a maximum of $50,465, to be funded through the approved 2005 Budget, Cost Centre WW00100;

And further, that the Region of Peel enter into a funding agreement with Citizens for a Clean Caledon under the Community Programs Funding Guidelines for a maximum of $13,130, to be funded through the approved 2005 Budget, Cost Centre WW00100.

Approved 2005-537

PW-C2. Consulting Services for the Fewster Community Recycling Centre, Capital Project 99-6505, Document 2005-057P - City of Mississauga, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-116-2005:

That Document 2005-057P, for consulting services for the design, contract administration and supervision for the demolition of the Material Recovery Facility and construction of the Fewster Community Recycling Centre and Yard Waste Transfer Station be awarded to Earth Tech Canada Inc. at an estimated cost of $349,354 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 99-6505, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate with Earth Tech Canada Inc. for additional works related to design and contract administration services, based on rates established in the document to the limit of the approved budget.

Approved 2005-538

PW-C3. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) Meeting held April 21, 2005

Referred to the May 5, 2005 Regional Council meeting 2005-539

See also Resolutions 2005-459 to 2005-475 inclusive


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Ann Logan, Chair, Halton Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, Letter dated March 30, 2005, Regarding Damage to Harrison Hewgill Pioneer Cemetery

Received 2005-540

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Retirement Homes/Boarding and Lodging Homes Advisory Committee Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-117-2005:

That a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living; Commissioners of Health; Social Services and Planning, dated March 9, 2005, titled, "Retirement Homes/Boarding and Lodging Homes Advisory Committee Update", be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, and the Town of Caledon, for their information.

Approved 2005-541

HO-A2. Region of Peel Participation in Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Pilot Study: Effects of Social Housing on Health

Received 2005-542

HO-A3. 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 back to Housing and Property staff 2005-543


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, Letter dated March 22, 2005, Responding to Pat Mullin, Regional Councillor, City of Mississauga, Ward 2, Letter dated January 17, 2005, Concerning the Analysis of the Region of Peel's Social Housing Waiting List

Received 2005-544


F. OTHER BUSINESS



7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

b) Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-4) Meeting held April 21, 2005

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2005-459 to 2005-475 inclusive

c) Report of the Audit Subcommittee (ASC-2005-2) Meeting held April 28, 2005

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ASC-2-2005:

That the agenda for the April 28, 2005, Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-545

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

4. REPORTS

a) Peel Audited and Consolidated 2004 Financial Statements

Received 2005-546

b) Peel Housing Corporation Audited 2004 Financial Statements

Received 2005-547

5. COMMUNICATIONS


6. SCHEDULE OF FUTURE MEETINGS


7. OTHER BUSINESS

 

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-2005-5) meeting held on April 28, 2005

G1. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-118-2005:

That appropriate demands be made to Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited and Mardave Construction Limited for payment of the amount of losses suffered by the Region of Peel, being the cost of repairs and legal and other costs related to the Hanlan Transmission Watermain;

And further, that failing satisfactory response or settlement by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited and Mardave Construction Limited, legal action be commenced before the expiry of the relevant limitation periods for recovery of these losses.

Approved 2005-550

G2. Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Received 2005-551


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That By-law 50-2005 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on May 5, 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 2005-552


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:17 p.m.


 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair