September 15, 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-2005-9) meeting held on September 8, 2005
b) Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-6) meeting held on September 1, 2005
2. Staff Reports
a) Ontario Works: Time on Assistance
8. By-laws
9.
10. Notices of Motion
11.
11A. By-laws Relating to In Camera Matters
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
September 15, 2005

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:37 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Saito recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell*, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:
F. Dale, due to vacation; A. Groves; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; M. Prentice, due to vacation
 
Also Present:
R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. H. Kassam, Medical Officer of Health; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services; J. Smith, Acting Commissioner of Health; N. Trim, Acting Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; 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 In Camera Matters, Item 11-2a, Resolution 2005-1100, and refrained from the discussion and voting thereon.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) August 11, 2005, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on August 11, 2005 be approved.

Carried 2005-1009

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the agenda for the September 15, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a resolution regarding the appointment of an Acting Medical Officer of Health;

And further, that the agenda for the September 15, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional In Camera item relating to a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board;

And further, that the agenda for the September 15, 2005 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-1010

See also Resolutions 2005-1086 and 2005-1102

Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:44 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Peter Orphanos, Sierra Club of Canada, Peel Region Chapter, Regarding the Proposed Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 16, Transportation Planning Policies

Received 2005-1011

See also Resolutions 2005-1017, 2005-1018, 2005-1021, 2005-1022, 2005-1023 and 2005-1083


b) R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and Brian Loewen, Senior Legal Council, Legal Services Division, Providing an Update on Bill 123 - An Act to Require that Meetings of Provincial and Municipal Boards, Commissions and Other Public Bodies be Open to the Public

Received 2005-1012

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, along with the Executive Director of the Peel Police Services Board, and other staff as they deem necessary, be authorized and directed to appear before the Standing Committee of the Ontario Legislature on Regulations and Private Bills on September 29, 2005 to present the position of the Council of the Region of Peel in opposition to the enactment of Bill 123, the Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2005;

And further, that the Standing Committee be advised that while Peel Regional Council supports open government, the matters addressed in Bill 123 should be the subject of appropriate legislative provision in the Municipal Act, 2001 that are developed through a consultative process under a Municipal Act review, including the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and individual municipalities, and municipal professional associations, and not the subject of separate legislation;

And further, that the Standing Committee be advised that Bill 123 as it now reads, is inappropriately prescriptive, creates substantial contingent liabilities for municipalities and their local boards, is cumbersome and unworkable, and gives inappropriate authority and discretion to the Information and Privacy Commissioner that is in conflict with recognized principles of impartiality and fairness in administrative law matters.

Carried 2005-1013

See also Resolutions 2005-1012 and 2005-1019

 

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Julian Fantino, Commissioner of Emergency Management, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Letter dated September 1, 2005, Advising of the Coordination of a Provincial Recovery and Restoration Response to the Destruction Caused by Hurricane Katrina in the United States

Received 2005-1014

b) Timothy Culver, Regional Senior Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, Central West Region, Letter dated August 23, 2005, Advising of the Approval of Fines for Parts I and II of By-law 57-2005, the Regional Municipality of Peel Consolidated Traffic By-law

Received 2005-1015

c) Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 31, 2005, Proposed Changes to the Rules and Practices of the Environmental Review Tribunal

Received 2005-1016

d) Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning, Memo dated September 9, 2005, Providing a Response to the One-Window Comments from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 16

Received 2005-1017

See also Resolutions 2005-1011, 2005-1018 and 2005-1083

e) Victor Doyle, Manager, Planning and Development, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated August 12, 2005, Providing the One-Window Comments from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) for the Region of Peel Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 16, Transportation Network and Policies

Received 2005-1018

See also Resolutions 2005-1011, 2005-1017 and 2005-1083

f) Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated September 9, 2005, Encouraging the Municipal Sector to Make a Written Submission or Formal Presentation to the Standing Committee on Bill 123, An Act to Require that Meetings of Provincial and Municipal Boards, Commissions and Other Public Bodies be Open to the Public

Received 2005-1019

See also Resolutions 2005-1012 and 2005-1013

 

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Minutes of the General Committee (GC-2005-9) Meeting held on September 8, 2005

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-179-2005:

That the agenda for the September 8, 2005, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-1020


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Therese Taylor, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club of Canada, Peel Region Chapter, Regarding the Proposed Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 16, Transportation Planning Policies

Received 2005-1021

See also Resolutions 2005-1011, 2005-1017, 2005-1018, 2005-1022, 2005-1023 and 2005-1083

Items Related to Planning - Items PL-A1 and PL-B2 were dealt with.

PL-A1. Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU) Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to Transportation Network and Policies

RECOMMENDATION GC-180-2005:

That Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 16 - Amendment to Transportation Network and Policies, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated August 17, 2005, titled "Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU) Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to Transportation Network and Policies" be approved;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to work in collaboration with area municipal staff and in consultation with senior levels of government to:

a) Develop a cost estimate for all long term actions required to meet future transportation needs in Peel in a sustainable manner;
b) Identify funding gaps; and
c) Develop specific recommendations for action by Regional Council;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to continue to work with the Regional-Area Municipal Transportation Planning Working Group to implement the policies set out in Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 16;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded for information to Transport Canada, the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, 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;

And further, that notice of decision of the adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 16 be given in accordance with the Planning Act;

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

Approved 2005-1022

See also Resolutions 2005-1011, 2005-1017, 2005-1018, 2005-1021, 2005-1023 and 2005-1083

PL-B2. Victor Doyle, Manager, Planning and Development, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated August 12, 2005, Providing the One-Window Comments from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the Region of Peel Draft Official Plan Amendment Number 16, Transportation Network and Policies

Referred back to staff for preparation of a response for consideration at the September 15, 2005 Regional Council meeting 2005-1023

See also Resolutions 2005-1011, 2005-1017, 2005-1018, 2005-1021, 2005-1022 and 2005-1083


D2. Dr. Hanif Kassam, Medical Officer of Health, Providing an Update on West Nile Virus Activity in Peel

Received 2005-1024


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Best Start Allocation and Implementation

RECOMMENDATION GC-181-2005:

That the Regional Chair write to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Children and Youth Services to express appreciation for the allocation of additional child care funding, and for removing the required municipal cost shared funding;

And further, that the 2005 Children's Services operating budget be revised to reflect the additional Best Start funding.

Approved 2005-1025

See also Resolution 2005-1037


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. Children's Services

HS-B1. Children's Program in Family Shelters
Presentation by Donna Palmer, Supervisor, Special Needs Service; Diane Meyers, Coordinator, Neighbourhood Family Connections and Gwyneth Lewis, Program Co-ordinator, Family Literacy Program

Received 2005-1026

See also Resolutions 2005-1027, 2005-1028 and 2005-1084

HS-B2. Neighbourhood Family Connections

Received 2005-1027

See also Resolutions 2005-1026, 2005-1028 and 2005-1084

HS-B3. Family Literacy Program

Received 2005-1028

See also Resolutions 2005-1026, 2005-1027 and 2005-1084

HS-B4. Child Care Costs for Students Receiving Ontario Student Assistance Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-182-2005:

That the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Children and Youth Services and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities requesting that students not have to repay the child care component of Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loans.

Approved 2005-1029

HS-B5. Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day - October 26, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-183-2005:

WHEREAS thirty years of research confirms the benefits of high quality child care for young children's intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and later life outcomes;

AND WHEREAS child care promotes the well-being of children and responds to the needs of parents, child care workers and the broader community by supporting quality of life so that citizens can fully participate in and contribute to the economic and social life of their community;

AND WHEREAS recent studies clearly show trained and knowledgeable child care workers are the most important element in quality child care, and further that good wages and working conditions are associated with higher job satisfaction and morale, lower staff turnover all of which predict higher quality care;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT October 26, 2005 be proclaimed "Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day" in the Regional Municipality of Peel in recognition of the influence, dedication and commitment of child care workers and early childhood educators to children, their families and the quality of life of the community.

Approved 2005-1030


HS-C. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-C1. Ontario Works: OCAP (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) Promotion of Special Diets

RECOMMENDATION GC-184-2005:

That the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Community and Social Services requesting that the Ministry take action to address the Ontario Works regulation loop-hole that allows special diets to be used to address social assistance rate inadequacy.

Approved 2005-1031


HS-D. Transhelp

HS-D1. TransHelp Service Improvement Initiative

Received 2005-1032


HEALTH

HS-E. Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

HS-E1. New Funding for Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Programs

Received 2005-1033


HS-F. Family Health

HS-F1. World Breastfeeding Week - October 1 to 7, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-185-2005:

WHEREAS the week of October 1 to 7, 2005 is World Breastfeeding Week in Canada and breastfeeding is promoted by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), Health Canada, Infant Feeding Action Coalition (INFACT Canada), and the Canadian Pediatric Society;

AND WHEREAS the theme of World Breastfeeding Week is "Breastfeeding and Family Foods: Loving and Healthy" and this theme highlights the importance of exclusive breastfeeding to six months, continued with the introduction of appropriate complementary foods;

AND WHEREAS the theme aims to educate and support parents as they transition from exclusive breastfeeding to continued breastfeeding, including sharing of other foods at family mealtimes, in a loving and healthy way;

AND WHEREAS, through information, referral and supportive teaching, the Peel Health Department supports women to breastfeed their children;

AND WHEREAS women need community support and information about how to prolong breastfeeding into their child's first years with the introduction of appropriate foods;

AND WHEREAS breastfeeding women benefit from community support and recognition of their efforts to meet the needs of their children;

AND WHEREAS breastfeeding is an essential component of child health promotion;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT October 1 to 7, 2005 be proclaimed World Breastfeeding Week in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-1034


HS-G. Long-Term Care

HS-G1. Peel Long Term Care Preferred Accommodation Rate Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-186-2005:

That the preferred accommodation rate fees included in the fee of $66.69 per day for private accommodation and $56.69 per day for semi-private accommodation ($18.00 and $8.00 respectively) at all Regionally-operated Long Term Care Homes, continue to be waived;

And further, that this rate adjustment be reviewed again in one year.

Approved 2005-1035


HS-G2. New Provincial Funding for Long-Term Care

RECOMMENDATION GC-187-2005:

That the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to express concern that the Provincial Government is not honouring the commitment made during the last election to increase annual funding for long-term care homes by $6,000 per resident;

And further, that a copy of the letter be sent to the MPPs representing Peel and the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Housing and Services for Seniors.

Approved 2005-1036


HS-H. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-H1. Mary Anne Chambers, Minister, Children and Youth Services, Letter dated July 21, 2005, Providing an Update on the Progress of the Implementation of Phase 1 of the Best Start Program and Documentation to Assist in the Development and Implementation of the Program

Received 2005-1037

See also Resolution 2005-1025

HS-H2. Beverly Stevenson, Information Officer, Rabies Research and Development Unit, Ministry of Natural Resources, Letter dated August 2, 2005, Providing an Update on the Province of Ontario Annual Wildlife Rabies Control Operations for 2005

Received 2005-1038

HS-H3. Paul Zarnke, Executive Director, Peel Children's Aid, Letter dated August 16, 2005, Requesting that October be Proclaimed as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-188-2005:

WHEREAS the month of October is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Ontario and Canada;

AND WHEREAS, public education and prevention are the best ways to end the neglect and abuse of children;

AND WHEREAS, this month is a time to focus on building awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in our community;

AND WHEREAS, the Region of Peel, through its many programs and services, including: Children's Services, Social Services, Healthy Babies Health Children Program, Child and Reproductive Health Programs and Peel Regional Police Services demonstrate a commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the Children of the Region of Peel;

AND WHEREAS, the Purple Ribbon, the symbol of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, is a reminder that the problem of child abuse and neglect continues and will require all of us to become involved to keep children safe and healthy;

AND WHEREAS, children are vital to the growth and spirit of communities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the month of October 2005 be proclaimed Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-1039

HS-H4. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated August 5, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated June 23, 2005, Regarding Social Spending by Municipalities (Resolution 2005-750)

Received 2005-1040

See also Resolution 2005-1041

HS-H5. M. Bredeson, Executive Correspondence Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, Letter dated July 27, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated June 23, 2005, Regarding Social Spending by Municipalities (Resolution 2005-750) and the Canada Social Transfer

Received 2005-1041

See also Resolution 2005-1040

HS-H6. Mary Anne Chambers, Minister, Children and Youth Services, Letter dated August 15, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated December 21, 2004, Regarding Federal Early Learning and Child Care Funding (Resolution 2004-1268)

Received 2005-1042

HS-H7. David Miller, Mayor, City of Toronto, Letter dated August 18, 2005, Providing an Update on the GTAF (GTA Atmospheric Fund) Proposal

Received 2005-1043

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-A1. Presentation of Agenda Materials to Members of Council (Oral)

Received 2005-1044


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. Catering Arrangements for Council Lunches

Received 2005-1045


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

Item MA-C13 was dealt with.

MA-C13. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 23, 2005, Explaining its Role in Administering the Federal Gas Tax Funding to Ontario Municipalities and the Process which Municipalities will be Required to Follow

Referred to Finance 2005-1046

See also Resolutions 2005-1047 and 2005-1085


Additional Item

Notice of Motion by Councillor Saito regarding Allocation of Federal Gas Tax Revenue

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

Whereas the Government of Canada reached an historic agreement with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario on June 17, 2005 that will result in $1.9 billion in municipal infrastructure funding for Ontario municipalities over the next five years;

And whereas this agreement represents the 2005 Federal Budget announcement to distribute up to five-cents a litre of Federal gas tax revenues for environmentally sustainable municipal projects;

And whereas the agreement sets out eligibility infrastructure categories which include water, wastewater, waste management, community energy, capacity building and transit;

And whereas the allocation identified by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and based upon 2001 National Census data available from Statistics Canada, indicates that the Region of Peel is to receive $80,339,359.94 over the term of the five-year agreement;

And whereas the Region of Peel has a financial obligation to support transportation services for the disabled through Transhelp and has long-term plans for accommodating future growth needs outlined in the "Study of Transportation for Persons with Disabilities" approved through Regional Resolution 2004-535, which will require additional funding and are to be implemented through the annual Capital Budget review process;

And whereas the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon have significant needs for environmentally sustainable municipal infrastructure funding in order to support and effectively serve the residents of their respective communities;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel re-distribute their portion of the Federal gas tax allocation after meeting their funding obligations for Transhelp, to the lower tier municipalities in proportion to their population based on the 2001 National Census data available from Statistics Canada.

To be considered at the September 15, 2005 Regional Council Meeting 2005-1047

See also Resolutions 2005-1046 and 2005-1085


MA-C1. John Gerretsen, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated July 18, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb Outlining the Regional Position on Changes to the Development Charges Act, 1997 (Resolution 2005-596)

Received 2005-1048

MA-C2. Denise Pratt, Legislative Coordinator, City Clerk's Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated July 26, 2005, Attaching a City of Brampton Report on the Financial Impact of 2004 Provincial Offences Court Operations

Received 2005-1049

MA-C3. Terri Brenton, Legislative Coordinator, City Clerk's Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated July 28, 2005, Providing a Copy of Correspondence Received from Monte Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, with respect to Safety Concerns Related to the Use of Fireworks

Received 2005-1050

MA-C4. Peter R. Smith, Chairman, GO Transit, Letter dated August 8, 2005, Attaching Correspondence from the Honourable Jean Lapierre, Minister of Transport Regarding the Toronto Air Rail Link Project

Received 2005-1051

MA-C5. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 11, 2005, Informing of an Extension by the Federal and Provincial Governments to the Deadline for Completing Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Program Projects until March 31, 2008

Received 2005-1052

MA-C6. John Kaldeway, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated August 11, 2005, Thanking the Regional Municipality of Peel; the Peel Regional Police; Ambulance; Emergency Management Office; and Environmental Control for their Assistance in Response to the Air France Accident at Toronto Pearson International Airport on August 4, 2005

Received 2005-1053

MA-C7. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 12, 2005, Providing Key Program Details of the Safer Communities - 1,000 Officers Partnership Program, Recently Announced by Monte Kwinter, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Received 2005-1054

MA-C8. John Gerretsen, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated August 12, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb Regarding GO Transit Development Charges (Resolution 2005-770)

Received 2005-1055

MA-C9. Shelley Porteous, Executive Assistant, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated August 12, 2005, Providing a Copy of a Report titled "Routine Police Traffic Stops - Response to Direction of Regional Council" dated July 20, 2005 and a related memo from Deputy Chief Metcalf dated July 27, 2005

Received 2005-1056

MA-C10. Shelley Porteous, Executive Assistant, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated August 12, 2005, Providing a Copy of a Report titled "Thefts of Motor Vehicles and from Motor Vehicles - 12 Division" dated August 2, 2005 and a supporting memo from Deputy Chief Metcalf dated August 2, 2005

Received 2005-1057

MA-C11. Shelley Porteous, Executive Assistant, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated August 12, 2005, Providing a Copy of a Report titled "VCom Group Annual Report" dated July 26, 2005

Received 2005-1058

MA-C12. Sandra Pupatello, Minister, Community and Social Services, Letter dated August 17, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb Regarding GTA Equilization and the Funding of Social Services Costs (Resolution 2005-750)

Received 2005-1059

MA-C13. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 23, 2005, Explaining its Role in Administering the Federal Gas Tax Funding to Ontario Municipalities and the Process which Municipalities will be Required to Follow

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1046

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Transportation Planning

PL-A1. Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU) Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to Transportation Network and Policies

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1022


PL-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-B1. Dick O'Brien, Chair, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Letter dated August 5, 2005, Congratulating the Region of Peel on the Success of the 2005 Peel Children's Water Festival

Received 2005-1060

PL-B2. Victor Doyle, Manager, Planning and Development, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated August 12, 2005, Providing the One-Window Comments from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for the Region of Peel Draft Official Plan Amendment Number 16, Transportation Network and Policies

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1023

PL-B3. Harinder Takhar, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated August 18, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter of August 2, 2005, Supporting the Position of the Region of Peel that the Highway 410 Extension Should Proceed as Approved

Received 2005-1061

PL-B4. David Brown, Chair, Mississauga Traffic Safety Council, Letter dated August 22, 2005, Expressing Concern with Respect to the Wording of Section 27(3) of the Proposed Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act Regarding School Crossings

This item was received and subsequently re-considered later in the meeting under Resolutions 2005-1067 and 2005-1068

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Class Environmental Assessment Study for Herridge Feedermain, Capital Project 05-1506, Document 2005-010P - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-189-2005:

That Document 2005-010P for a Schedule "C" Class Environmental Assessment for the Herridge Feedermain be awarded to KMK Consultants Limited, at an estimated cost of $324,925 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 05-1506, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that additional funds of $102,000 be provided to Capital Project 05-1506, financed from the South Peel Water Development Charges Reserve Fund (R3520), and that additional funds of $98,000 be provided to Capital Project 05-1506, financed from the South Peel Water Development Charges, Out of Period Growth Reserve Fund (R3620);

And further, that authority be given to extend this contract for similar requirements to the limit of the approved budget where actual requirements exceed the estimate.

Approved 2005-1062

PW-A2. Widening of Mayfield Road from Future Highway 410 to Bramalea Road, Capital Project 04-4060, Document 2005-078P - City of Brampton, Ward 9, and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-190-2005:

That Document 2005-078P for detailed design, contract administration and supervision of the widening of Mayfield Road from the future highway 410 to Bramalea Road be awarded to Giffels Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $875,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 04-4060, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that authority be given to extend this contract for similar requirements to the limit of the approved budget when actual requirements exceed the estimate.

Approved 2005-1063

PW-A3. Slope Stabilization on the Forks of the Credit Road and King Street West, Capital Project 01-4040, Document 2004-489N - Town of Caledon, Wards 1 and 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-191-2005:

That the contract (Document 2004-489N) for engineering services between the Region of Peel and Trow Associates Inc., be extended to address additional environmental issues and to provide associated design at an estimated cost of $176,500 (excluding applicable taxes), under Project 01-4040;

And further, that the contract (Document 2004-489N) for Engineering Services between the Region of Peel and Trow Associates Inc., be extended to provide contract administration at an estimated cost of $391,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Project 01-4040 for a total commitment of $815,150 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that authority be given to extend this contract for similar requirements to the limit of the approved budget where actual requirements exceed the estimate.

Approved 2005-1064


Additional Item

PW-A4. Supervision of Construction Projects on Regional Roads (Oral)

Received 2005-1065


PW-B. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-B1. Upgrade of the Herridge Pumping Station, Capital Project 00-1915, Document 2005-516T - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-192-2005:

That Document 2001-158P for engineering and contract administration between the Region of Peel and R.J. Burnside and Associates be extended to provide additional engineering services in the estimated amount of $320,900 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 00-1915, for a total commitment of $755,060 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 00-1915 for the upgrade and expansion of the Herridge Pumping Station be increased from $6,845,310 to $9,437,060, financed from the South Peel Water Development Charge Reserve R3520, in order to finance the costs associated with the increased scope of engineering services and works to enable the improvement of the pumping station hydraulics and the reduction of long-term operational costs.

Approved 2005-1066

 

RECOMMENDATION GC-193-2005:

That the decision to receive Items Related to Planning - Item PL-B4 be reconsidered.

Approved 2005-1067

See also Resolution 2005-1068

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

PL-B4. David Brown, Chair, Mississauga Traffic Safety Council, Letter dated August 22, 2005, Expressing Concern with Respect to the Wording of Section 27(3) of the Proposed Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act Regarding School Crossings

RECOMMENDATION GC-194-2005:

That the position of the City of Mississauga Traffic Safety Council with respect to the wording of Section 27(3) of the proposed Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act regarding school crossings, be endorsed;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Minister of Transportation, Ontario and the City of Mississauga Traffic Safety Council.

Approved 2005-1068

See also Resolution 2005-1067

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 50 (Highway 50), Owner: The Corporation of the Town of Caledon - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-195-2005:

That the encroachment under Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) being an underpass for a pedestrian trail at the bridge crossing the Humber River from Bolton Mill Park to Hickman Drive in Bolton, Town of Caledon, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated May 9, 2003 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and the Corporation of the Town of Caledon;

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

Approved 2005-1069

See also Resolution 2005-1083


HO-B. Housing

HO-B1. World Habitat Day - October 3, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-196-2005:

WHEREAS in 1985 the United Nations General Assembly designated the first Monday in October each year as "World Habitat Day" as a time to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter and to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat;

AND WHEREAS the UN-Habitat theme for 2005 is the "Millennium Development Goals and the City", which was chosen as a reminder that in 2000 world leaders committed to launch a concerted attack on poverty, illiteracy, hunger, unsafe water, disease and urban and environmental degradation;

AND WHEREAS safe, accessible and affordable shelter is a basic right in the Province of Ontario;

AND WHEREAS there are citizens in Peel and other communities across the Province, who have complex social support needs, as well as a need for adequate shelter;

AND WHEREAS the Regional Municipality of Peel initiates, supports and participates in a range of activities related to the provision of affordable and appropriate housing for all citizens of Peel, in collaboration with numerous partners, in order to make the communities of Peel inclusive and acceptable places to live;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Monday, October 3, 2005, be proclaimed "World Habitat Day" in the Regional Municipality of Peel and that our partners be encouraged to continue to work towards the achievement of the UN-Habitat Millennium Development Goals as they relate to adequate shelter, and accompanying supports, for the citizens of Peel.

Approved 2005-1070

HO-B2. Removing Applicants from Peel Access to Housing's Centralized Waiting List

RECOMMENDATION GC-197-2005:

That "Reactivating Inactive Applicants (and Associated Actions)" in Peel Access to Housing (PATH) Internal Policies and Procedures Document, Volume 15, as set out in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property, and General Manager, Peel Living, dated August 18, 2005, titled "Removing Applicants from Peel Access to Housing's Centralized Waiting List" be endorsed;

And further, that Appendix I to the subject report be made available to PATH staff for their use in administering the Centralized Waiting List.

Approved 2005-1071


HO-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-C1. News Release: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated August 12, 2005, Announcing the Release of the 2006 Provincial Rent Increase Guideline

Received 2005-1072


F. OTHER BUSINESS


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

b) Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-6) meeting held on September 1, 2005

Councillor Saito moved an amendment to Recommendation WM-16-2005 from the Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-6) meeting held on September 1, 2005.

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That Recommendation WM-16-2005 from the minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-6) meeting held on September 1, 2005 be amended to read as follows:

That Contract Document 2005-276P for the design, construction and commissioning of a Mixed Waste Processing Facility, located at the Caledon Waste Management Facility, be awarded to AmbientEco Group Ltd. in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council with the details of the agreement prior to its execution;

And further, that upon successful commissioning of the facility, including establishment of viable long term product markets by AmbientEco, the Region of Peel purchase the facility for an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 (excluding applicable taxes);

And further, that a New and Emerging Technologies project be set up for $3,000,000 under Capital Project 05-6460, financed from the Waste Management Disposal Reserve, R1010;

And further, that upon successful commissioning, the Region assume operation of the facility and pay AmbientEco a royalty of $2.00 per tonne of product marketed.

And further, that the Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-6) meeting held on September 1, 2005, be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-1073


1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION WM-14-2005:

That Councillor Prentice be appointed Chair of the Waste Management Subcommittee for the term ending November 30, 2006, or until a successor is appointed;

And further, that Councillor Stewart be appointed Vice-Chair of the Waste Management Subcommittee for the term ending November 30, 2006, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2005-1074


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-15-2005:

That the agenda for the September 1, 2005, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-1075


4. DELEGATIONS


5. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

Item 5c was dealt with.

c) AmbientEco Proposal Details (Oral)

Received 2005-1076

a) New and Emerging Technology - Mixed Waste Processing Facility at the Town of Caledon Waste Management Facility, Document 2005-276P, Town of Caledon - Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION WM-16-2005:

That Contract Document 2005-276P for the design, construction and commissioning of a Mixed Waste Processing Facility, located at the Caledon Waste Management Facility, be awarded to AmbientEco Group Ltd. in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that upon successful commissioning of the facility, including establishment of viable long term product markets by AmbientEco, the Region of Peel purchase the facility for an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 (exclusive of applicable taxes);

And further, that a New and Emerging Technologies project be set up for $3,000,000 under Capital Project 05-6460, financed from the Waste Management Disposal Reserve, R1010;

And further, that upon successful commissioning, the Region assume operation of the facility and pay AmbientEco a royalty of $2.00 per tonne of product marketed.

This item was amended and voted upon under Resolution 2005-1073


b) Two Bag Standard Implementation Options - 2005 Setout Study Results (Oral)

Received 2005-1077

RECOMMENDATION WM-17-2005:

That a Two Bag Standard for waste collection be introduced at the same time as the rollout of the Region Wide Organics program in April 2006;

And further, that the enforcement of the Two Bag Standard for waste collection be implemented in April 2007, at the same time that the use of plastic bags is phased out of the Region Wide Organics program, and that reminder stickers be used beginning January 2007.

Approved 2005-1078

c) AmbientEco Proposal Details (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1076


6. UPDATES


7. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 24, 2005, Providing an Update on Alternative Waste Disposal Systems and Requesting the Province to Change Its Regulatory Procedures

Received 2005-1079


8. IN CAMERA MATTERS


9. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional items

a) Email Notification to Members of Regional Council for Courier Delivery (Oral)

Received 2005-1080

b) September 1, 2005 Waste Management Subcommittee Agenda distribution (Oral)

Received 2005-1081


10. NEXT MEETING

Thursday, September 22, 2005, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Regional Administrative Headquarters
Council Chamber, 5th Floor
10 Peel Centre Dr.
Brampton, ON

 

7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Ontario Works: Time on Assistance

Received 2005-1082


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 70-2005: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) in the Town of Caledon.

By-law 77-2005: A by-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment Number 16 being an Amendment to update the transportation network and policies in the Region of Peel Official Plan

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
70-2005 and 77-2005, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2005-1083

See also Resolutions 2005-1011, 2005-1017, 2005-1018, 2005-1021, 2005-1022, 2005-1023, and 2005-1069

 


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding the Early Years Challenge Fund

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor DiMarco;

WHEREAS Early Years Challenge funding was allocated to the Region of Peel and its community partners;

AND WHEREAS the Family Literacy Program, Neighbourhood Family Connections and the Children's Shelter Program served 2,192 parents and 3,095 children;

AND WHEREAS the provincial funding contribution ends on March 31, 2006;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the reports of the Commissioner of Social Services, dated August 15, 2005, titled "Children's Program in Family Shelters"; dated August 11, 2005, titled "Neighbourhood Family Connections", and; dated August 11, 2005, titled "Family Literacy Program" along with the related presentation be sent to the Minister of Youth and Family Services and Region of Peel area MPPs with a cover letter from the Regional Chair urging the Province to re-examine their current contribution levels and requesting continued funding for the Early Years programs.

Carried 2005-1084

See also Resolutions 2005-1026 to 2005-1028 inclusive

 

Notice of Motion - Item 10-a was dealt with.

10. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Notice of Motion from Councillor Saito regarding Allocation of Federal Gas Tax Revenues

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

Whereas the Government of Canada reached an historic agreement with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario on June 17, 2005 that will result in $1.9 billion in municipal infrastructure funding for Ontario municipalities over the next five years;

And whereas this agreement represents the 2005 Federal Budget announcement to distribute up to five-cents a litre of Federal gas tax revenues for environmentally sustainable municipal projects;

And whereas the agreement sets out eligibility infrastructure categories which include water, wastewater, waste management, community energy, capacity building and transit;

And whereas the allocation identified by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and based upon 2001 National Census data available from Statistics Canada, indicates that the Region of Peel is to receive $80,339,359.94 over the term of the five-year agreement;

And whereas the Region of Peel has a financial obligation to support transportation services for the disabled through Transhelp and has long-term plans for accommodating future growth needs outlined in the "Study of Transportation for Persons with Disabilities" approved through Regional Resolution 2004-535, which will require additional funding and are to be implemented through the annual Capital Budget review process;

And whereas the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon have significant needs for environmentally sustainable municipal infrastructure funding in order to support and effectively serve the residents of their respective communities;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel re-distribute their portion of the Federal gas tax allocation after meeting their funding obligations for Transhelp, to the lower tier municipalities in proportion to their population based on the 2001 National Census data available from Statistics Canada.


Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the Notice of Motion related to Items Related to Management - Item MA-C13 regarding the Allocation of Federal Gas Tax, be referred to Regional and Municipal staff for discussion;

And further, that staff be directed to report to General Committee by the end of November 2005 outlining how the funding received could be utilized for Regional projects.

Carried 2005-1085

See also Resolutions 2005-1046 and 2005-1047


Additional Item

9. OTHER BUSINESS

b) Appointment of Acting Medical Officer of Health

Moved by Councillor DiMarco,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

WHEREAS by Resolution 2005-648 adopted on May 26, 2005, Regional Council appointed Dr. Hanif Kassam as Medical Officer of Health for Peel Region effective July 4, 2005, subject to the approval of the Minister of Health pursuant to section 64 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7;

AND WHEREAS, by reason of delays at the Province of Ontario, the approval of the Minister of Health for the appointment of Dr. Kassam has not yet occurred;

AND WHEREAS, the Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Howard Shapiro will be absent during the coming weeks due to a personal vacation;

AND WHEREAS, the appointment of Dr. Megan Ward as an Associate Medical Officer of Health has likewise not yet received Provincial approval;

AND WHEREAS, it is accordingly necessary to appoint forthwith a physician as Acting Medical Officer of Health pursuant to section 69 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and convenient that Dr. Kassam be appointed in that capacity;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Dr. Hanif Kassam be appointed Acting Medical Officer of Health pursuant to section 69 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7, effective immediately and until such time as his appointment as Medical Officer of Health for Region of Peel is approved by the Minister of Health pursuant to section 64 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.H.7.;

AND FURTHER, that Dr. Megan Ward be appointed an Acting Associate Medical Officer of Health until such time as her appointment as an Associate Medical Officer of Health is approved by the Minister of Health.

Carried 2005-1086

See also Resolution 2005-1010

Additional Item

c) Update on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Ontario Caucus (Oral)

Received 2005-1087

Councillor Fennell advised that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has approved the inclusion of a Regional Chair on the Ontario Caucus as a dedicated seat to represent the seven Upper Tier Municipalities.


10. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Notice of Motion from Councillor Saito regarding Allocation of Federal Gas Tax Revenues

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1085

11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Lyons;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the report of the In Camera General Committee meeting of September 8, 2005 and Council reports relating to the following:

  • Labour relations or employee negotiations

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

Additional Item

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


Carried 2005-1088

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2005-1089

1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-9) meeting held on September 8, 2005

In Camera Matters - Item G8 was dealt with.

G8. Labour relations or employee negotiations

Received 2005-1090

See also Resolution 2005-1100

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

Received 2005-1091

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-198-2005:

That the fee simple interest in the Expropriated Lands described as Part of Block 177, Registered Plan 43M-1427, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Expropriation Plan PR834823 be declared unnecessary for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and shall be abandoned pursuant to s. 41 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.26;

And further, that the appropriate by-law to approve the abandonment of land described as Part of Block 177, Registered Plan 43M-1427, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Expropriation Plan PR834823, subject to retention of a temporary easement over those same lands, expiring on August 15, 2007, be presented to Regional Council;

And further, that The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an Offer to Settle and Full and Final Release agreement with North American (Bovaird) Corporation and First Capital (McLaughlin West) Corporation in connection with the Expropriated Lands described as Part of Block 177, Registered Plan 43M-1427, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Expropriation Plan PR834823 and the temporary easement for compensation of $5,201.16 plus reasonable costs;

And further, that funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 02-4090.

Approved 2005-1092

See also Resolution 2005-1103

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-199-2005:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 14 on Reference Plan 43R-29895 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2005-1093

RECOMMENDATION GC-200-2005:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an agreement with Greyrose Corporation for the sale of the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 14 on Reference Plan 43R-29895 to Greyrose Corporation for a purchase price of $300,058.00 and the purchase by The Regional Municipality of Peel of the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 3, 4, 7, 9, 19 and 20 on Reference Plan 43R-29895 and a permanent easement over the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R-29895 from Greyrose Corporation for a purchase price of $270,903, plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the funds associated with the sale be deposited into Public Works Project 02-4090, and the costs for and associated with the purchase be funded from Public Works Project 02-4090, such that the Project Account will be increased by approximately $29,000 minus applicable costs.

Approved 2005-1094

G4. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-201-2005:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into an Offer to Extend and subsequent Lease Amending Agreement with Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada, as Landlord, for 3,291 square feet (305.73 square metres) of space on the ground floor of 6660 Kennedy Road, Unit 3, City of Mississauga, in a form satisfactory to the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living and the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Agreement be provided from Cost Centre GW20403 and Account 23904;

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

Approved 2005-1095

G5. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board

Referred to Housing and Property staff 2005-1096

See also Resolution 2005-1101

G6. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-202-2005:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Newmark Developments Limited, Misaje Investments Limited and Spencer Investments Limited, as Vendor, for the purchase of fee simple lands described as Part Lot 16, Registered Plan 347, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 6 on Reference Plan 43R-29830 and a permanent easement over the lands described as Part Lot 16, Registered Plan 347, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 5 on Reference Plan 43R-29830 for a purchase price of $33,200, plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 02-4080.

Approved 2005-1097

G7. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-203-2005:

That the Region of Peel seek full party status in the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to consider appeals to the Region of Halton Official Plan Amendment Number 25;

And further, that authorization for Regional staff to attend the Ontario Municipal Board hearings in opposition to Official Plan Amendment Number 25 of the Region of Halton be approved;

And further, that staff be directed to meet with Halton Region staff to discuss the interests of Peel Region to protect the North-South Transportation Corridor and the Mineral Aggregate Resources within Halton Region;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Planning and the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated August 16, 2005, titled "Authorization to Appeal Halton Region Official Plan Amendment Number 25 Protection of North-South Transportation Corridor Protection of Mineral Aggregates," be forwarded to the City of Brampton, the Region of Halton and the Town of Halton Hills;

And further, that the subject report be made public once it has been approved by Regional Council.

Approved 2005-1098

G8. Labour relations or employee negotiations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1090


Councillor Adams arrived at 11:22 a.m.

2. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with respect to item 11-2a, Resolution 2005-1100, and refrained from the discussion and voting thereon.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That direction "In Camera" given to the Commissioner of Public Works be approved, and voted upon in accordance with section 239(6) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Carried 2005-1099

See also Resolutions 2005-1090 and 2005-1100


Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Lyons;

That direction "In Camera" given to the Commissioner of Public Works be approved, and voted upon in accordance with section 239(6) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Councillor Saito requested a recorded vote.

In Favour: Councillors Carlson, Corbasson, DiMarco, Fennell, Iannicca, Lyons, Mahoney, Moore, Morrison, Mullin, Palleschi, Paterak, Sprovieri, Stewart
Total: 14
   
Opposed: Councillors Adams, Miles, Saito
Total: 3
   
Absent: Councillors Dale, Groves, McCallion, Prentice
Total: 4

Carried 2005-1100

See also Resolutions 2005-1090 and 2005-1099


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

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into a Lease Renewal Agreement with Thiel Investments Ltd., as Landlord, for approximately 26,237 square feet (2,437.42 square metres) of space at 21 Coventry Road, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Renewal Agreement be provided from Cost Centre CF13001 and Account 23904;

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

And further, that the terms and conditions of the lease renewal be revised as described by the Commissioner of Housing and Property at the September 15, 2005 Regional Council meeting.

Carried 2005-1101

See also Resolution 2005-1096

Additional Item

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

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into an Offer to Lease and subsequent Lease Agreement with the Landlord of a confidential location in Mississauga for approximately 20,000 square feet (1,858.06 square metres) of combined office and warehouse space;

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

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

Carried 2005-1102

See also Resolution 2005-1010


11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA ITEMS

Three Readings

By-law 73-2005: A by-law to abandon the expropriation of land being Part of Block 177, Registered Plan 43M-1427, in the City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 on Expropriation Plan PR834823 subject to a two-year temporary easement.

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the by-law relating to the In Camera item, Item G2, being By-law 73-2005, 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 2005-1103

See also Resolution 2005-1092


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 78-2005 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on September 15, 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 2005-1104


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.

 
C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair