May 26, 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-2005-6) meeting held on May 19, 2005
   
    b) Report of the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee (JUFSC-2005-4) meeting held on May 19, 2005
    c) Report of the Public Meeting to consider an Amendment to the Regional Official Plan regarding Northwest Brampton held on May 19, 2005
       
  2. Staff Reports
a) Recommendation from the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee
b) Organics Composting System for the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility
        Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works
    c) Changes to Representation on Regional Council, Bill 186: The Regional Municipality of Peel Act, 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-2005-6) meeting held on May 19, 2005
     
  2. Staff Reports
  a) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees
     
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
May 26, 2005

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Morrison recited the prayer.

Members:
G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, A. Groves, N. Iannicca¨, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney*, H. McCallion*, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin*, P. Palleschi*, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
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. Graham, Commissioner of Health; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; P. O'Connor, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; Dr. H. Shapiro, Acting Medical Officer of Health; A. Macintyre, Acting 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 - Items 5b to 5g inclusive and 5h and Communications - Item 6a, as a family member is employed with Mahoney International.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) May 5, 2005, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Stewart;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 5, 2005 be amended to show Councillor Paterak as being present during the recorded vote taken in regards to Resolution 2005-460 and that he voted in the affirmative;

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 5, 2005 be amended to note that the late arrival of Councillor Lyons was due to other municipal business;

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 5, 2005 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-553

Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:43 a.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:47 a.m.


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the consolidated agenda for the May 26, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an In Camera item relating to personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;

And further, that Staff Reports - Item 7-2a be brought forward to be dealt with immediately following the Approval of Agenda;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the May 26, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to add an e-mail received from Carosi Contruction Limited dated May 25, 2005;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the May 26, 2005 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-554

See also Resolutions 2005-555, 2005-616, 2005-617 and 2005-648

Additional Item

a) Email from Carosi Construction Limited, dated May 25, 2005, titled "Unfairness in Peel Region Public Tenders and Procurement Practices"

Referred to staff for report 2005-555

See also Resolutions 2005-554


Committee Reports - Item 7-1-a was dealt with.

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-6) meeting held on May 19, 2005

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on May 19, 2005 be amended to move In Camera Matters - Item G1, contained in the In Camera report of the May 19, 2005 General Committee Minutes, to the public portion of the meeting for receipt and referral to a future Regional Council meeting, subsequent to the passing of Bill 186 by the Province of Ontario;

And further, that the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on May 19, 2005 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-556

See also Resolution 2005-644

Councillor Fennell noted that she disagrees with the timing and receipt of this item, and does not endorse the report content.

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with respect to the approval of the May 19, 2005 General Committee agenda, as a family member is employed with Mahoney International.


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-119-2005:

That the agenda for the May 19, 2005, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-557


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, Presenting the American Public Works Association (APWA) Top Ten Public Works Leaders Award to Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Received 2005-558

D2. Bruce Brunton, Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA), Ric Robertshaw, Director, Operations and Maintenance, and Shaun Hewitt, Director, Business and Information Services, Updating Council Members on Public Works Achievement Awards including the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) Award for the Region of Peel 2003 Public Works Week Celebration and the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Bruce Brunton Award for the Region of Peel 2004 Public Works Week Celebration

Received 2005-559

D3. Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board; Ralph Borrelli, Superintendent of Programs, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board; Taufic Saliba, Youth Crime Coordinator, Peel Regional Police and Gayle Bursey, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Presenting the School Health Survey

Received 2005-560

See also Resolution 2005-561


Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-B1 was dealt with.

HS-B1. Comprehensive School Health Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-120-2005:

That the Commissioner of Health collaborate with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board using the results of the School Health Survey to improve the health of Peel youth through programming in schools;

And further, that the health survey analysis be provided to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and agencies with an interest in youth issues such as Peel Children's Centre, Peel Regional Police, Catholic Family Services of Peel, Canadian Mental Health Association and Family Services of Peel for their use in priority setting and funding proposals.

Approved 2005-561

See also Resolution 2005-560


D4. Peter Drake, Vice-Chair, PAWGOAH, Ray Applebaum, Former Chair, PAWGOAH and Patricia Chrisjohn, Staff Coordinator, PAWGOAH, Providing an Update on the Accomplishments and 2005 Planned Activities of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing (PAWGOAH)

Received 2005-562

See also Resolution 2005-563


Items Related to Housing and Property - Item HO-A1 was dealt with.

HO-A1. Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing (PAWGOAH): Update Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-121-2005:

That the Progress Report, including future key activities, as set out in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living, dated April 26, 2005, titled "Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing (PAWGOAH): Update Report", be approved;

And further, that the PAWGOAH recommendations presented to the provincial Advisory Committee on Seniors' Housing, as set out in Appendix IV of the subject report, be supported.

Approved 2005-563

See also Resolution 2005-562

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing (PAWGOAH): Update Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-563

HO-B. Property

HO-B1. Amendment to the Peel Region Office Systems Furniture Contract for Interim Space Requirements

RECOMMENDATION GC-122-2005:

That Document 2004-132P for the supply and installation of office systems furniture and project management services with Herman Miller Canada Inc., be amended in the estimated amount of $408,000.00 for a combined total new commitment of $658,000 for the 2005 period (all exclusive of applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements to the lowest responsive and responsible Vendor as required, based on the unit pricing received for this and subsequent periods, where the actual annual requirements exceed the estimates to the limits of the individual budget amounts for the periods indicated;

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

Approved 2005-564

HO-B2. Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Land Former Chinguacousy Well Number Five, Site West Side of Torbram Road, South of Countryside Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-123-2005:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 14, Concession 5, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 1 on Plan RD-49 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-565

RECOMMENDATION GC-124-2005:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as vendor, enter into an agreement with Partacc Developments Inc., as purchaser, for the fee simple purchase of lands described as Part of Lot 14, Concession 5, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 1 on Plan RD-49 for a purchase price of $70,000;

And further, that net proceeds from the sale be deposited to Reserve R0241 (Capital Finance Stabilization - Water).

Approved 2005-566

HO-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-C1. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated April 14, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter dated February 4, 2005, Regarding Rent Supplement Funding (Resolution 2005-77)

Received 2005-567

See also Resolutions 2005-568 and 2005-569

HO-C2. News Release: From the Government of Ontario, dated April 29, 2005, Announcing the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Agreement in which $602 Million will be Allocated Towards Affordable Housing in Ontario

Received 2005-568

See also Resolutions 2005-567 and 2005-569

HO-C3. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated May 2, 2005, Regarding the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Announcement made by Joe Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing and David Caplan, Minister of Public Infrastructure and Renewal on April 29, 2005

Received 2005-569

See also Resolutions 2005-567 and 2005-568

HO-C4. Pat Saito, Acting Mayor, City of Mississauga, Ward 9, Letter dated April 28, 2005 to John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Regarding Resolution 0098-2005 Adopted by The Council of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga, Endorsing the Recommendations Presented by the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing to the Government of Ontario

Received 2005-570

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Smog Summit 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-125-2005:

That the Region of Peel's 2005 Actions to Improve Air Quality as outlined in Appendix I to the report of the Acting Medical Officer of Health; Commissioners of Health; Planning; Public Works; People, Information and Technology; Social Services; the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living; the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance dated April 22, 2005, titled "Smog Summit 2005", be approved;

And further, that the Region of Peel's 2005 Actions to Improve Air Quality as outlined in Appendix I to the subject report be communicated at the 2005 Smog Summit.

Approved 2005-571


HEALTH

HS-B. Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

HS-B1. Comprehensive School Health Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-561

HS-C. Long-Term Care

HS-C1. Nurse Call System for Davis Centre

RECOMMENDATION GC-126-2005:

That replacement of the obsolete nurse call system included in the 2005 Capital Budget and 2005 to 2014 Capital forecast as Capital Project 05-5451 in the amount of $100,000 be advanced from 2006 to 2005 to ensure the safety of the Davis Centre's residents, smooth integration of the fire alarm system with the nurse call system, and to take advantage of potential cost savings by replacing both the fire alarm and the nurse call systems at the same time;

And further, that the necessary funds for Capital Project 05-5451 in the amount of $100,000 be financed from the Long Term Care Equipment Reserve (R2291).

Approved 2005-572

HS-C2. Medical Equipment and Supplies Request for Proposal - Award

RECOMMENDATION GC-127-2005:

That Document 2005-006P for the Provision of Medical Supplies, Equipment and Services required by Long-Term Care (LTC) and Public Health (PH) be awarded to Futuremed Health Care Products L.P. (Futuremed) in the estimated amount of $1,085,000 (excluding applicable taxes) for a 34 month term commencing July 1, 2005 and expiring on April 30, 2008 being the most cost-effective solution in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 62-2001;

And further, that the award to Futuremed be increased to purchase medical equipment and supplies related to any unforeseen operational issues up to the limit of the approved budget;

And further, that the contract be extended for two additional 12 month periods, based on satisfactory service, performance, and pricing, in an amount not to exceed the approved operating budgets in the Health Department for medical supplies, equipment and services for each optional year.

Approved 2005-573


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-D. General Services

HS-D1. Canada Social Transfer: Proposal to Federation of Canadian Municipalities

RECOMMENDATION GC-128-2005:

That the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' resolution titled "Canada Social Transfer" attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated April 19, 2005, titled "Canada Social Transfer: Proposal to Federation of Canadian Municipalities, be endorsed;

And further, that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities be requested to encourage the Federal government to include a municipal representation in the review process for Canada Social Transfer;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for consideration at its annual meeting in June 2005;

And further, that copies of the subject report be forwarded to the Canadian Council for Social Development, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and all Peel area MPs and MPPs.

Approved 2005-574

HS-E. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-E1. Ontario Works Advanced Case Management and Development Program: Supporting Employment in Casework

Received 2005-575

HS-E2. Ontario Works - Consolidated Verification Process

RECOMMENDATION GC-129-2005:

That the Regional Chair write the Minister of Community and Social Services recommending the province-wide improvement of Consolidated Verification Process (CVP) risk factors and integration of same within the provincial Service Delivery Model Technology (SDMT), using the process utilized successfully in Peel Region as set out in the report of the Commissioner of Social Services dated May 1, 2005 titled "Ontario Works - Consolidated Verification Process";

And further, that the Province be requested to provide 80 per cent of the cost incurred by Peel for this project.

Approved 2005-576

HS-F. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-F1. John Kaldeway, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Letter dated April 19, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb on the Health Risk Assessment Study at Toronto Pearson International Airport (Resolution 2005-290)

Received 2005-577

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-A1. Report of the Joint Use Facility (JUF) Steering Committee (JUFSC-2005-2) Meeting held on May 5, 2005

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION JUFSC-2-2005:

That the agenda for the May 5, 2005, Joint Use Facility Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-578

Additional Item

Distribution of Joint Use Facility Agenda Material (Oral)

Received 2005-579


2. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Chris Bullock, Manager Development and Construction, Housing and Property, Providing an Update on the Terraprobe Soils Investigation, and Reviewing the Schedule of Building Tours for the Purpose of Reviewing Furniture Configuration Layouts

Received 2005-580

Item 2d was dealt with.

d) Ross Carter-Wingrove, Project Manager, Housing and Property, Reviewing Four Principal Parking Options with Anticipated Associated Costs

Received 2005-581


b) Carl Blanchaer, WZMH Architects, Discussing Building Linkage Options; the Impact on Cost and Physical Implications Associated with these Options; Comments on Integration of Building Systems; Emergency Preparedness and; Review of Escalation of Project Costs

Received 2005-582

c) Jeff MacCrae, Director of Finance, Housing and Property, Regarding the Identification of Staff Projections and Associated Service Functions; Discussion of Process Related to Assembly and Reporting of Data

Received 2005-583

d) Ross Carter-Wingrove, Project Manager, Housing and Property, Reviewing Four Principal Parking Options with Anticipated Associated Costs

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-581


3. REPORTS


4. COMMUNICATIONS


5. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting date of the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee is scheduled for May 12, 2005, at 8:00 a.m. at the Creekside facility. A map to the facility will be distributed with the agenda.


6. OTHER BUSINESS / QUESTION PERIOD

a) Scheduling of Joint Use Facility Steering Committee Meetings (Oral)

Received 2005-584

b) Tour of Creekside Facility (Oral)

Received 2005-585


MA-A2. Report of the Joint Use Facility (JUF) Steering Committee (JUFSC-2005-3) Meeting held on May 12, 2005

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION JUFSC-3-2005:

That the agenda for the May 12, 2005, Joint Use Facility Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-586


2. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Chris Bullock, Manager, Development and Construction, Housing and Property, Presenting the Geotechnical Results

Received 2005-587

b) Carl Blanchaer, WZMH Architects, Presenting the following information in relation to Parking:

i. Overview
ii. Zoning vs. Market Consideration
iii. Schematic Expanded Footprint Plan (previous presentation Option 2)
iv. 150 Central Park Drive

Received 2005-588

c) Jeff MacCrae, Director of Finance, Housing and Property, Regarding Staffing as it Relates to Proposed Move-in Populations and Functions:

i. (JUF)) with Staff Activities (Direct Program Delivery vs. Proposed Move-in (relocation to Joint Use Facility Administration)
ii. Leased Facilities (not relocating to JUF) with Staff Activities (Direct Program Delivery vs. Administration)
iii. Currently at 10 Peel Centre Dr. (not relocating to JUF) with Staff Activities (Direct Program Delivery vs. Administration)

Received 2005-589


3. REPORTS


4. COMMUNICATIONS


5. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting date of the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2005, at 8:00 a.m., Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr..


6. OTHER BUSINESS / QUESTION PERIOD

a. Workstation Tour

Received 2005-590

b. Cafeteria Tour

Received 2005-591

c. General discussion regarding tours:

i. Typical Workstation Partition Heights
ii. Existing Furniture
iii. Lighting
iv. Coat Storage

Received 2005-592


FINANCE

MA-B. Corporate Finance

MA-B1. Municipal Performance Measurement Program 2004 Results

Received 2005-593

MA-B2. Section 300 - Service Improvements and Barriers to Improvement

RECOMMENDATION GC-130-2005:

That the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated May 4, 2005, titled "Section 300 - Service Improvements and Barriers to Improvements" be received;

And further, that the subject report, confirming compliance by the Region of Peel with Section 300 of the Municipal Act, 2001, be made available to the public by publication on the Region of Peel website;

And further, that a copy be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Approved 2005-594

MA-B3. Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases

RECOMMENDATION GC-131-2005:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for approval which notifies of the amounts of reductions to tax decreases required to fund the capped tax increases of properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential classes.

Approved 2005-595

See also Resolution 2005-645

MA-B4. Regional Position on Changes to the Development Charges Act, 1997

RECOMMENDATION GC-132-2005:

That the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance titled "Regional Position on Changes to the Development Charges Act, 1997" dated May 19, 2005 be amended to include a separate heading and commentary specifically addressing hospital funding;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing ("MMAH").

Approved 2005-596


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Malcolm Bates, Director, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated February 28, 2005, to Mayor McCallion, Advising of a Joint Committee of Members of the Emergency Health Services Branch, the Ontario Association of Fire Chiefs (OAFC) and the Office of the Fire Marshal, Studying the Role of Fire Services in Emergency and Tiered Responses

Received 2005-597

MA-C2. Garry W. Morden, Fire Chief, City of Mississauga, Memorandum dated March 9, 2005 to Mayor McCallion, Responding to a letter from Mr. Bates dated February 28, 2005

Received 2005-598

MA-C3. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated April 12, 2005 to John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Requesting an Amendment to the Municipal Act, 2001 to Clearly State that Enactment of the Legislation Does not Change the Allocation of Powers between Upper-Tier and Lower-Tier Municipalities, and a Revision to the Table Accompanying Subsection 1(2) of Bill 111

Received 2005-599

MA-C4. Steve Shaw, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Letter dated April 22, 2005, Advising of the Persons Selected for Appointment to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors

Received 2005-600

MA-C5. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 22, 2005, Urging Municipalities to Contact their Federal MPs to Support the Passage of the Federal Budget Bill

Received 2005-601

MA-C6. News Release: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 22, 2005, Urging the Federal Government to Make Passage of the Budget a Priority

Received 2005-602

MA-C7. Neil T. McKerrell, Chief, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Letter dated April 25, 2005, Congratulating the Region of Peel on its Implementation of an Essential Level Emergency Management Program and Requesting a Date for a Formal Presentation

Received 2005-603

MA-C8. Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister of Children and Youth Services, Letter dated April 27, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb on Bill 118 and Congratulating the Joint-Peel Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee and the Regional Municipality of Peel for their Continued Contributions to Improving Accessibility in Ontario (Resolution 2005-202)

Referred to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee 2005-604

MA-C9. News Release: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated April 29, 2005, Recognizing the Dedication of Municipally Elected Officials in Central Ontario, including Chair Kolb and Mayor McCallion during the Ontario Municipal Conference in Niagara Falls on April 29, 2005

Received 2005-605

MA-C10. Ralph Goodale, Minister of Finance, and John Godfrey, Minister of State, Infrastructure and Communities, Providing an Update on the 2005 Federal Budget and the New Deal for Cities and Communities

Received 2005-606

MA-C11. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated May 4, 2005, Providing an Update on the Federal New Deal for Municipalities

Received 2005-607

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. Peel Region's Interest in Hydro Corridor Lands for Secondary Uses

RECOMMENDATION GC-133-2005:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated April 27, 2005 titled "Peel Region's Interest in Hydro Corridor Lands For Secondary Uses" be endorsed as the Region's submission to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on the Province's Hydro Corridors Secondary Land Use Project;

And further, that the Province be notified that submissions by the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton do not conflict with the Region's submission;

And further, that the Province be requested to provide municipalities with the opportunity to express their interest in transferred hydro corridors not mapped during the current exercise;

And further, that the Province be requested to give preferential treatment to the public sector for secondary uses in all hydro corridors, and not just the hydro corridors transferred on December 31, 2002;

And further, that the Province be requested to not dispose of hydro corridor lands and instead reserve them for future public uses, and give public uses priority over private uses, licenses, or easements;

And further, that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be requested to establish a regular review process for secondary uses in the hydro corridors, coincident with official plan reviews, to ensure relevance with municipal initiatives;

And further, that the Province be requested to notify municipalities of decisions made on provincial and municipal expressions of interest in the hydro corridors, including the rationale used in such determination;

And further, that the Province be requested to ensure inter-regional public transit as a priority for secondary uses in the hydro corridors where feasible;

And further, that the Province be requested to consider storm water management ponds to facilitate intensification, car pool parking lots, and wind mills as appropriate public secondary uses in all hydro corridors, where technically feasible;

And further, that municipalities be requested to forward for Provincial consideration, the results of studies currently underway that may influence a municipality's interest in the hydro corridors for secondary uses;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be circulated to area municipalities in Peel, the Greater Toronto Area Regions, the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton, Conservation Authorities in Peel Region, Municipal Programs and Education Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for information.

Approved 2005-608


PL-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-B1. Brian Penman, Chair, Conservation Halton, Letter dated April 8, 2005, Requesting Municipalities to Forward a Letter of Concern to the Minister of Natural Resources Regarding Efforts to Re-invest in Ontario's Conservation Authorities

Received 2005-609

PL-B2. J. Greg Ashbee, Senior Project Engineer, GO Transit Rail Improvement Program, Letter dated April 27, 2005, Advising of the Notice of Study Commencement, Georgetown Corridor (Halton Subdivision) Rail Expansion, Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Design

Received 2005-610

PL-B3. Don Scott, Chair, Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), Letter dated April 26, 2005, Acknowledging the Vision and the Guiding Principles for the Growth Plan and Emphasizing that the Principles of "Vision for 2031" should Guide Planning for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Received 2005-611


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-A1. Purchase of Laboratory Equipment, Project Number 02-2010, Document 2004-681T

RECOMMENDATION GC-134-2005:

That Document 2004-681T for the purchase of a Liquid Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer for the Region of Peel Environmental Control Laboratory be awarded to Agilent Technologies Canada Inc., located in Mississauga, in the estimated amount of $211,410.42 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 02-2010 (Equipment for Environmental Control), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $31,350 be provided to Capital Project 02-2010 financed from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0242.

Approved 2005-612

PW-B. Waste Management

PW-B1. 2005 First Quarter Waste Management Tonnage Report

Received 2005-613


PW-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-C1. Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated April 14, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter Regarding Amendments to Newspaper Stewards In-Kind Contributions Under the Blue Box Program Plan (Resolution 2005-279)

Received 2005-614

PW-C2. Bruce Hollands, The Rothwell Group Inc., Letter dated April 22, 2005, Acknowledging the City of Ottawa's Use of Large Diameter Vinyl Pipe for Water Transmission Mains

Referred to Public Works staff 2005-615


F. OTHER BUSINESS


Councillor Mullin arrived at 10:07 a.m.

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

7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Recommendation from the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee
Presentation by Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living and Carl Blanchaer, WZMH Architects

Received 2005-616

See also Resolutions 2005-554 and 2005-617

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

Whereas on March 10, 2005, the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee was directed to:

1. Work with the Architect and consultants to complete the working drawings related to the Joint Use Facility (JUF);
2. Review all feasible parking options;
3. Review the projected staffing numbers, and;
4. Report back to Regional Council as soon as possible with the final working drawings and updated costs of the project, including parking options;

And whereas, the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee has considered the specific issues related to the project, including geotechnical testing, design, parking, and staff growth projections, and has reached consensus on preferred approaches;

Now therefore be it resolved, that construction document preparation and issuance be authorized for a six-storey, 200,000 square foot building, linked on the ground floor to 10 Peel Centre Dr.;

And further, that universal space standards be utilized for office areas to provide for a capacity of 1078 Regional office staff and 270 police staff;

And further, that 16 above grade parking spaces and a three-storey underground garage having 694 parking spaces in addition to the 158 spaces at 10 Peel Centre Dr., together with 227 parking spaces on an adjacent site, to be finalized in consultation with the City of Brampton and Morguard Investments, and in addition to 263 spaces on Morguard-owned lots to the west of 10 Peel Centre Dr., to be the subject of an agreement with Morguard to ensure zoning compliance of 10 Peel Centre Dr., be approved;

And further, that a budget increase in the amount of $4,500,000 be approved, in principle, to offset projected inflation estimated to the commencement of construction;

And further, that staff be directed to consider all possible efficiencies in procurement, design and scheduling, and report back to Regional Council on the savings identified;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and the Commissioner of Housing and Property report to Regional Council, as the development schedule is confirmed in accordance with subsequent decisions regarding the procurement process and value of resulting awards, regarding the final budgetary requirements.

Carried Unanimously 2005-617

See also Resolutions 2005-554 and 2005-616

The Joint Use Facility Steering Committee was commended for their hard work during the review process and for coming up with a solution that meets zoning requirements.


Additional Item

BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That By-law 56-2005 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council to this point of the meeting held on May 26, 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 Acting Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2005-618



5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Joseph Moore, Supervisor, Community Programs and Daphne Farrell, Community Officer, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Emergency Management Ontario; Peter Dundas, Director of Ambulance and Emergency Programs and James Kilgour, Emergency Management Coordinator, Ambulance and Emergency Programs, Region of Peel Recognizing the Region of Peel Emergency Management Program for having Achieved the "Essential Level" as Required under the Emergency Management Act

Received 2005-619

Councillor McCallion requested the Regional Chair to prepare a letter of condolence to the family of James Ershire, retired Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner, on his recent passing.

Councillor Mahoney arrived at 10:13 a.m. and refrained from discussion and voting thereon with respect to Delegations/Presentations - Items 5b to 5f inclusive, 5h and Communications - Item 6a due to a conflict of interest.

Item 5f was dealt with.

f) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management Providing Information on the Region-wide Organics Monitoring Program

Received 2005-620

See also Resolutions 2005-621 to 2005-626 to inclusive


Councillor Iannicca departed at 11:10 a.m., due to other municipal business

b) Steve Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Matt Mahoney, Mahoney International Regarding the Region-wide Organics Monitoring Program

Received 2005-621

See also Resolutions 2005-620, 2005-622 to 2005-626 inclusive


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 11:31 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 11:42 a.m.

Members Present: G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, A. Groves, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison*, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak; M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
   
Members Absent:

E. Adams; F. Dale; S. Fennell, due to personal matters; N. Iannicca, due to other municipal business

   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


c) Dave Douglas, Manager, Environmental Affairs, Clorox Canada Regarding the Region-wide Organics Monitoring Program

Received 2005-622

See also Resolutions 2005-620, 2005-621 and 2005-623 to 2005-626 inclusive

d) Wayne Riviere, Marketing Manager, W. Ralston (Canada) Inc. Regarding Compostable Bags for Organics Collection Program

Received 2005-623

See also Resolutions 2005-620 to 2005-622 inclusive and 2005-624 to 2005-626 inclusive

e) Kimberlee McKinnon, Vice President of Communications, Canadian Council of Grocery Distribution Regarding the Region-wide Organics Monitoring Program

Withdrawn 2005-624

See also Resolutions 2005-620 to 2005-623 inclusive, 2005-625 and 2005-626


Item 5h was dealt with.

h) Paul van der Werf, EPIC Municipal Representative, Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC), Re-iterating EPIC's Support of the Use of Plastic Bags, Compostable Liner Bags or Paper Bags Within a Region-Wide Organics Program

Received 2005-625

See also Resolutions 2005-620 to 2005-624 inclusive and 2005-626


Councillor Morrison arrived at 11:52 a.m.


Items Related to Communications - Item 6a was dealt with.

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Kimberlee McKinnon, Vice President, Ontario Public Policy, Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors and Ashley McClinton, National Manager, Government Relations (Environment), Retail Council of Canada, Letter dated May 16, 2005, Providing the Retail Industry's Position on the Types of Products that will be Available in their Member Stores to Support Peel Region's Organics Recycling Program

Received 2005-626

See also Resolutions 2005-620 to 2005-625 inclusive


f) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works Providing Information on the Region-wide Organics Monitoring Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-620

g) Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, Providing an Update on the 2006 Budget Process

Received 2005-627

h) Paul van der Werf, EPIC Municipal Representative, Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC), Re-iterating EPIC's Support of the Use of Plastic Bags, Compostable Liner Bags or Paper Bags Within a Region-Wide Organics Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-625


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Kimberlee McKinnon, Vice President, Ontario Public Policy, Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors and Ashley McClinton, National Manager, Government Relations (Environment), Retail Council of Canada, Letter dated May 16, 2005, Providing the Retail Industry's Position on the Types of Products that will be Available in their Member Stores to Support Peel Region's Organics Recycling Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-626



7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-6) meeting held on May 19, 2005

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2005-556 to 2005-615 inclusive


b) Report of the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee (JUFSC-2005-4) meeting held on May 19, 2005

1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION JUFSC-4-2005:

That the agenda for the May 19, 2005, Joint Use Facility Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-628


2. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a. Chris Bullock, Manager, Development and Construction, Housing and Property, Presenting 21 Division Redevelopment Opportunities with regards to Joint Use Facility Market Parking (632 spaces Joint Use Facility + 128 spaces 21 Division, Total 760 spaces)

Received 2005-629

b. Carl Blanchaer, WZMH Architects, Presenting the following information in relation to Parking:

i. Full Underground Zoning (632 spaces) Parking for Joint Use Facility in Expanded Footprint - Plans and Costing
ii. Full Underground Zoning (760 spaces) Parking for Joint Use Facility in Expanded Footprint - Plans and Costing
iii. Full Underground Zoning (approximately 1095 spaces) Parking for Joint Use Facility + 10 Peel Centre Dr. Considerations

Received 2005-630

RECOMMENDATION JUFSC-5-2005:

That parking for the Joint Use Facility be constructed as a three level underground parking structure which will accommodate 710 spaces, including 16 above grade stalls; with an additional 227 parking stalls to be located on an adjacent site, subject to consultation with staff from the City of Brampton and Morguard Properties.

Approved 2005-631

3. REPORTS


4. COMMUNICATIONS


5. NEXT MEETING

The next meeting date of the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee is scheduled for May 26, 2005 at 8:00 a.m.

Please forward regrets to Christine Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator, 905-791-7800, extension 4582.


6. OTHER BUSINESS

 

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

c) Report of the Public Meeting to consider an Amendment to the Regional Official Plan regarding Northwest Brampton held on May 19, 2005

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:35 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 Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.

Chair Kolb stated that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions regarding this amendment at this public meeting or make written submissions before this proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted by the Regional Municipality of Peel, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) may dismiss all or part of an appeal.


3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

The Regional Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, Chapter P.13 by publication in the following news media:

Mississauga News - Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Brampton Guardian - Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Caledon Enterprise - Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of April 18, 2005 (www.peelregion.ca) and the Draft Official Plan Amendment was available to the public on the website as of April 19, 2005.


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

i) STAFF PRESENTATIONS


5. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

i. John Corbett, Commissioner of Planning, and David Waters, Manager, Land Use Planning - City of Brampton

Received 2005-632

ii. Ed Sajecki, Commissioner and John Calvert, Director, Planning and Building, City of Mississauga

Received 2005-633

iii. Bob Duncanson, Ontario Headwaters Institute, Credit River Alliance

Received 2005-634

iv. Randolph Smith, Barrister and Solicitor, Trinison Management Corporation

Received 2005-635

v. Rae Horst, General Manager, Credit Valley Conservation

Received 2005-636

vi. Scott Snider, Lawyer, Turkstra Mazza, representing North West Brampton Landowners Group ("NWBLG") Consultant

Received 2005-637

vii. Cliff Laidlaw, Landowner, Northwest Brampton

Received 2005-638

viii. Teresa Taylor, Chair, Sierra Club of Canada and Resident of Mississauga

Received 2005-639

ix. Bruce Reid, Resident of Brampton

Received 2005-640

x. Neil Monkman, Resident of Brampton

Received 2005-641

xi. Bob Long, Consultant Engineer and Planner, Clay Bring Association of Canada

Received 2005-642

b) Written Submissions

6. CONCLUSION OF PUBLIC MEETING

Chair Kolb advised those in attendance that comments and submissions will be taken into consideration and a final report and supporting by-law will be considered by Regional Council at a future meeting.


7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Recommendation from the Joint Use Facility Steering Committee

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-617


b) Organics Composting System for the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility
Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Withdrawn 2005-643

At the request of the Members of Council the following report was brought out of the In Camera portion of the meeting and dealt with in public session.

c) Changes to Representation on Regional Council, Bill 186: The Regional Municipality of Peel Act, 2005

Received and referred to a future Regional Council meeting 2005-644

See also Resolution 2005-556


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 51-2005: A by-law to establish a percentage by which tax decreases are limited for 2005 for properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes.

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 51-2005, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Acting Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2005-645

See also Resolution 2005-595


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-6) meeting held on May 19, 2005

G1. Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

This item was dealt with in public session under Resolution 2005-644

G2. Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Received 2005-646

The following motion was placed with respect to In Camera Matters, Item G2.

RECOMMENDATION GC-135-2005:

That staff be directed to lodge a complaint with Professional Engineers Ontario respecting George R. Wesko, P. Eng. and the preparation for Carosi Construction Limited of a report dated November 5, 2004, to include a complaint of unprofessional conduct in the preparation of the report.

Approved 2005-647


Additional Item

2. Staff Reports

a) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That Dr. Hanif Kassam 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 normal policy.

Carried 2005-648

See also Resolution 2005-554


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That By-law 55-2005 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on May 26, 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 Acting Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2005-649


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:19 p.m.

 

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair