November 17, 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-2005-12) meeting held on November 17, 2005
   
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
  1. Program Reviews
  a) Roads
  b) Water
    c) Wastewater
    Resolution Arising from the Service Review Discussion
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-12) meeting held on November 10, 2005
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
November 17, 2005

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:53 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Corbasson recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice*, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:
F. Dale, due to personal matters; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; E. Moore, due to vacation; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business
 
Also Present:
D. Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. H. Kassam, Medical Officer of Health; B. Hynes, Acting Commissioner of Housing & Property; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services; J. Smith, Acting Commissioner of Health; A. Macintyre, Acting Regional Clerk; J. Payne, Legislative Co-ordinator
   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) October 27, 2005, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 27, 2005 be approved.

Carried 2005-1271

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the agenda for the November 17, 2005 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication item regarding recent GO Transit service changes;

And further, that the agenda for the November 17, 2005 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2005-1272

See also Resolution 2005-1275

Councillor Prentice arrived at 10:02 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 10:17 a.m.



5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Steve Shaw, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Randy McGill, Manager, Environment, GTAA Presenting the GTAA Air Quality Study

Received 2005-1273

Steve Shaw, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Randy McGill, Manager, Environment, GTAA, provided a high level overview of the comprehensive GTAA Air Quality Study.

Dr. Hanif Kassam, Medical Officer of Health, informed Members of Council that the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Air Quality Study is consistent with the findings in the report of the Commissioner of Health and Acting Medical Officer of Health, dated February 9, 2005, titled "Greater Toronto Airports Authority - Pearson Airport Human Health Risk Assessment". Dr. Kassam stated that the Peel Health Department will continue to work with the GTAA and the Ministry of Environment in the monitoring of air quality.


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Martin Scott, Consultant Project Manager, McCormick Rankin Corporation, Letter dated November 2, 2005, Advising that the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Retained McCormick Rankin Corporation to Undertake a Preliminary Design Study to Investigate Operational Improvements of Highway 427 from the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) to Highway 401

Referred to Planning and Public Works staff 2005-1274

Additional Item: 6b

b) Sean Marshall, Resident, City of Brampton, Communication dated November 8, 2005, Regarding Recent GO Transit Service Changes

Referred to Planning staff and the GO Transit Board of Directors for comment 2005-1275

See also Resolution 2005-1272

 

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-12) meeting held on November 10, 2005

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with respect to Delegations/Presentations - Items D2, D3 and D5 and Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-B1 and PW-E2 as a family member is employed in the industry.

C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-229-2005:

That the agenda for the November 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be amended to include a delegation by Patrick O'Connor, Director of Legal Services regarding Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Act;

And further, that the agenda for the November 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from York Region regarding Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Act;

And further, that the agenda for the November 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Act;

And further, that the agenda for the November 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from the The Rothwell Group Inc., regarding fair and open competition for pipes used for water transmission mains in the Region of Peel;

And further, that the agenda for the November 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from Glenn Schnarr and Associates Inc., opposing the proposed adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 13 on behalf of 840966 Ontario Limited;

And further, that the agenda for the November 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2005-1276

See also Resolutions 2005-1278, ,2005-1279 2005-1318, 2005-1319, 2005-1328 and 2005-1346


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Neil Prashad, Chair, Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing (PAWGOAH); Peter Drake, Vice-Chair, PAWGOAH; and, Patricia Chrisjohn, Staff Co-ordinator, PAWGOAH Providing an Update on Activities Conducted by the PAWGOAH for the Period May to October 2005

Received 2005-1277

See also Resolution 2005-1348


Delegations/Presentations - Item D6 was dealt with.

Additional Item: D6

D6. Patrick O'Connor, Director of Legal Services, Briefing and Request for Direction on Bill 206 - Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Governance Reform Legislation

Received 2005-1278

See also Resolutions 2005-1276, 2005-1279, 2005-1311, 2005-1314, 2005-1318 and 2005-1319

RECOMMENDATION GC-230-2005:

WHEREAS Bill 206, An Act to revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Act, is to be the subject of hearings before the Standing Committee on General Government of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario (the "Standing Committee");

AND WHEREAS Bill 206 would transfer plan sponsor responsibilities from the Provincial Cabinet to a Sponsors Corporation composed of representatives of the participating employer and employee members who fund OMERS (the "principle of autonomy");

AND WHEREAS Regional Council has in Resolution 2002-481 adopted on May 2, 2002 endorsed the principle of autonomy;

AND WHEREAS Bill 206 is for reasons other than its transfer of plan sponsor responsibilities unacceptable in its current form;

AND WHEREAS there has been a failure by the Province to engage in consultation, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and section 3(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, before introducing Bill 206, which will have a significant financial impact on municipal budgets;

AND WHEREAS the Province has failed to provide an analysis of the financial impact of the implications of Bill 206 for participating employers and by extension the taxpayers;

AND WHEREAS the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has taken the position that Bill 206 not be enacted in its current form;

AND WHEREAS Bill 206 contains provisions aimed at pre-disposing the Sponsors Corporation to create supplemental plans to provide optional enhanced benefits;

AND WHEREAS Bill 206 provides for the Sponsors Corporation to make decisions on the basis of a simple majority of its members, thereby promoting employer and employee block voting, reducing the likelihood of a consultative and reasoned approach to decision making and creating a prospect of fundamental change without consensus;

AND WHEREAS Bill 206 contains provisions which could remove fundamentally important decision making from the hands of employer and employee representatives into the hands of a third party arbitrator;

AND WHEREAS the responsibilities of the Sponsors Corporation will only be satisfactorily discharged by a Sponsors Corporation which enjoys adequate financial resources and expertise;

AND WHEREAS it is essential to employers and employees alike that the affordability of the primary plan or of any supplemental plan not be undermined by the imposition of unrealistic solvency funding rules which are inappropriate to public sector pension plans whose participating employers are not liable to bankruptcy;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the position of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) that Bill 206 not be enacted in its current form, be endorsed;

AND FURTHER, that support for the transfer of plan sponsor responsibilities by the Province to a Sponsors Corporation composed of participating employer and employee member representatives, be confirmed;

AND FURTHER, that the Standing Committee on General Government, the Honourable Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario and the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing be requested to ensure the amendment of Bill 206 as follows:

a) to eliminate all provisions aimed at pre-disposing the Sponsors Corporation to create supplemental plans to provide optional enhanced benefits, leaving that determination to be made by the Sponsors Corporation free of legislated pre-conceptions;

b) to provide for decisions of the Sponsors Corporation to be taken by a two-thirds majority;

c) to eliminate those provisions which could remove to an arbitrator the authority of the Sponsors Corporation to make decisions respecting "specified changes" to such fundamentals as benefits, contribution rates and the creation of supplemental plans;

d) to phase in the assumption by the Sponsors Corporation of its responsibilities, in order to ensure that it has acquired the financial resources and expertise necessary to the discharge of those responsibilities as they are assumed; and

e) to remove the application of solvency funding rules from public sector pension plans;

And further, that the Province fulfill its commitment to engage in consultation before introducing legislation that will have a significant financial impact on municipal budgets in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding with AMO and section 3(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001;

And further, that the Province undertake and provide a comprehensive analysis of the financial impact of the implications of Bill 206 for participating employers and by extension, for the taxpayers of Ontario;

And further, that a Region of Peel delegation to include the Chair and three area municipal Mayors, or their designates, register to present to the hearing.

Approved 2005-1279

See also Resolutions 2005-1276, 2005-1278, 2005-1311, 2005-1314, 2005-1318 and 2005-1319

D2. Bob Walker, Executive Director; Martin Barrette, Regional Engineer, Eastern Canada, Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association; and, David Irwin, Consultant, Regarding the Advantages of Competitive Tendering and the Benefits and Performance of Large Diameter PVC Pipes in Municipal Water Transmission Systems

Received 2005-1280

See also Resolutions 2005-1281, 2005-1282, 2005-1283 to 2005-1286 inclusive and 2005-1346


Delegations/Presentations - Item D5 was dealt with.

D5. Leo F. Gohier, Director, Infrastructure Dynamix Inc. (IDx); Ted Butler, Vice President, Sales, Hyprescon, and Gord Gajich, Senior Director, Sales and Marketing, Hyprescon, Regarding the Advantages and Benefits of Pressure Concrete Pipe for Large Diameter Watermains

Received 2005-1281

See also Resolutions 2005-1280, 2005-1282, 2005-1283 to 2005-1286 inclusive and 2005-1346

D3. Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Ric Robertshaw, Director, Operations and Maintenance, Regarding Material Specifications for Large Diameter Watermains

Received 2005-1282

See also Resolutions 2005-1280, 2005-1281, 2005-1283 to 2005-1286 inclusive and 2005-1346


Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-B1 was brought forward.

PW-B1. Material Specifications for Large Diameter Watermains

Councillor Sprovieri put forward the following motion:

WHEREAS it is the objective of Region of Peel Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended, to ensure that Peel utilizes "the most efficient and effective procurement processes and decisions";

AND WHEREAS it is the objective of Region of Peel Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended, to ensure "that the methods of acquisition… which achieve the most competitive and responsive offers… shall be used whenever possible";

AND WHEREAS large diameter polyvinyl chloride (PVC) piping, which has been used in municipalities since the early 1960s, has a proven performance record, and has been shown to have competitive guidelines and economical benefits;

AND WHEREAS the report from the Province of Ontario Water Strategy Expert Panel, "Watertight: The Case for Change in Ontario's Water and Wastewater Sector", emphasizes the need for municipalities to use innovative and corrosion-free products to extend the life expectancy of municipal water systems and reduce costs;

AND WHEREAS expanding tender specifications for large diameter pipes for use in the Region of Peel water transmission system will be in keeping with the Water Strategy Expert Panel recommendations and make the Region of Peel procurement process more transparent, competitive, efficient and effective;

AND WHEREAS broadening tender specifications to include larger PVC pipe is intended to provide Peel with more options, with the added advantage of increasing competition to the benefit of taxpayers, without deselecting current pipe materials;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT staff expand tender specifications for large diameter pipes to include PVC pipe for diameters up to 1200mm in its range of options for use in the Region of Peel water transmission system.

Withdrawn

Councillor Sprovieri agreed to withdraw his previous motion in order to allow the following motion to be put forward and considered.

Councillor Prentice put forward the following motion of referral:

That Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-B1, along with the proposed recommendation by Councillor Sprovieri, and the proposed amendment to the report recommendation by Councillor Moore be referred back to staff for further consideration, and a report, along with analysis of the findings of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) report due to be released in the spring of 2006.

Lost 2005-1283


Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-B1 was considered.

PW-B1. Material Specifications for Large Diameter Watermains

Councillor Paterak moved the recommendation contained in the report:

That the Region of Peel exclude polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material for large diameter water distribution pipes, 400mm (16 inch) or greater in the approved list of material specifications and include only concrete pressure pipe (CPP) and coated/lined ductile iron pipe (DI).

Councillor Moore requested a friendly amendment to the main motion:

That the main motion be amended to include the following paragraph:

"And further, that Public Works staff submit a report to Regional Council regarding the findings of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) report, titled "Long-Term Performance of PVC Pipe" due to be released in the Spring of 2006, that reviews the opportunity to use PVC large diameter piping as it relates to the Region of Peel."

Councillor Saito requested a further friendly amendment to the main motion to insert the wording "at this time" after the word "exclude" in the first clause:

That the Region of Peel exclude, at this time, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material for large diameter water distribution pipes, 400mm (16 inch) or greater in the approved list of material specifications and include only concrete pressure pipe (CPP) and coated/lined ductile iron pipe (DI).

Councillor Fennell requested that the main motion, as amended, be split into two parts and voted upon separately.

Part I was voted upon:

That the Region of Peel exclude at this time polyvinyl chloride (P.V.C) material for large diameter water distribution pipes, 400mm (16 inch) or greater in the approved list of material specifications and include only concrete pressure pipe (CPP) and coated/lined ductile iron pipe (DI).

Approved 2005-1284

See also Resolutions 2005-1280 to 2005-1283 inclusive, 2005-1285, 2005-1286 and 2005-1346

Part II was then voted upon:

And further, that Public Works staff submit a report to Regional Council regarding the findings of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) report, titled "Long-Term Performance of PVC Pipe" due to be released in the Spring of 2006, that reviews the opportunity to use PVC large diameter piping as it relates to the Region of Peel.

Approved 2005-1285

See also Resolutions 2005-1280 to 2005-1284 inclusive, 2005-1286 and 2005-1346

The main motion, as amended, was voted upon:

RECOMMENDATION GC-231-2005:

That the Region of Peel exclude, at this time, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material for large diameter water distribution pipes, 400mm (16 inch) or greater in the approved list of material specifications and include only concrete pressure pipe (CPP) and coated/lined ductile iron pipe (DI);

And further, that Public Works staff submit a report to Regional Council regarding the findings of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) report, titled "Long-Term Performance of PVC Pipe" due to be released in the Spring of 2006, that reviews the opportunity to use PVC large diameter piping as it relates to the Region of Peel.

Approved unanimously 2005-1286

See also Resolutions 2005-1280 to 2005-1285 inclusive and 2005-1346

D4. Jim Grieve, Director of Education, Peel District School Board and Paula DeCoito, Executive Director, Social Planning Council of Peel, Providing a Strategic Review on Poverty in Peel and Social Investments in Peel

Received 2005-1287

See also Resolutions 2005-1288 and 2005-1289

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

PL-A1. An Assessment of Human Capital in the Region of Peel

Received 2005-1288

See also Resolutions 2005-1287 and 2005-1289

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-A1 was dealt with.

HS-A1. Strategic Review of Poverty in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-232-2005:

That staff engage with community organizations to develop an action plan to mitigate the impact and reduce the rate of poverty in Peel and report back to Regional Council with recommendations in 2006.

Approved 2005-1289

See also Resolutions 2005-1287 and 2005-1288

D5. Leo F. Gohier, Director, Infrastructure Dynamix Inc. (IDx); Ted Butler, Vice President, Sales, Hyprescon; and, Gord Gajich, Senior Director, Sales and Marketing, Hyprescon, Regarding the Advantages and Benefits of Pressure Concrete Pipe for Large Diameter Watermains

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1281

Additional Item: D6

D6. Patrick O'Connor, Director of Legal Services, Briefing and Request for Direction on - Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Governance Reform Legislation

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2005-1278 and 2005-1279


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. December 3, 2005 - International Day of Disabled Persons

RECOMMENDATION GC-233-2005:

WHEREAS, the Region of Peel and other organizations representing persons with disabilities and various levelsof governments across the country are recognizing December 3, 2005 as United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons;

AND WHEREAS, the disabled community in Canada exceeds thirteen per cent of our population;

AND WHEREAS, by recognizing their contributions to our community, as entrepreneurs, decision-makers, employees, musicians, artists, volunteers, parents, grandparents;

AND WHEREAS, by calling attention to their ability and willingness to contribute to Canada's economic, political and social communities, including the important work of the members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), and the Region of Peel Transhelp Advisory Committee (TAC);

AND WHEREAS, for many among us, our future depends on the success of creating communities and recognizing the efforts put forward by individuals with disabilities;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT December 3, 2005 be proclaimed "United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-1290

MA-A2. Personal Health Information Protection Act: Impact on the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-234-2005:

That the Statement of Privacy and Information Practices, prepared pursuant to section 16(1) of the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004, S.O. 2004, c. 3 ("PHIPA") attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and the Acting Commissioner of Health, dated September 26, 2005, titled "Personal Health Information Protection Act: Impact on the Region of Peel", be approved, as applicable to the Region in each of its capacities as Health Information Custodian;

And further, that the employee holding the position of Director of Ambulance and Emergency Programs from time to time be designated "contact person" under section 15(2) of PHIPA in the Region's capacity as Health Information Custodian for Ambulance Services;

And further, that the employee holding the position of Director of Long Term Care from time to time be designated "contact person" under section 15(2) of PHIPA in the Region's capacity as Health Information Custodian for each of the following Long Term Care Centres: Davis Centre, Malton Village, Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines;

And further, that the employee holding the position of Medical Officer of Health from time to time be designated as "contact person" under section 15(2) of PHIPA in the Region's capacity as Health Information Custodian in its role as Public Health/the Board of Health;

And further, that subject to the approval of their respective Commissioners, the "contact persons" be authorized and directed to:

  • establish information practices in compliance with the "Act";
  • identify and authorize such staff, support services, and other service providers as "agents"; and
  • implement agent training.

Approved 2005-1291


EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-B. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-B1. Mid-Term Report on the Region's Strategic Plan - Fast Forward Peel: Building a Strong Community Together

Received 2005-1292


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-C. Legal Services

MA-C1. Bill 123 - Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2004 - Public Hearings Before the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills

RECOMMENDATION GC-235-2005:

That a copy of the Submissions made by the Region of Peel to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated October 25, 2005, titled "Bill 123 - Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2004 - Public Hearings Before the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills", be endorsed and forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

Approved 2005-1293

See also Resolution 2005-1315


MA-D. Ambulance and Emergency Services

MA-D1. 9-1-1 Awareness Week - December 12 to 18, 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-236-2005:

WHEREAS the 9-1-1 emergency number service is an essential component of our public safety system;

AND WHEREAS, the Region of Peel is continuing with the 9-1-1 Awareness Campaign to focus public attention on the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency number; explain circumstances which warrant the use of 9-1-1; and communicate the importance of reducing the number of non-emergency and nuisance calls received by 9-1-1;

AND WHEREAS, calling 9-1-1 helps to ensure that the required emergency service is reached as quickly as possible;

AND WHEREAS, the residents of the Region of Peel should become aware of the proper use of the 9-1-1 service for emergencies;

AND WHEREAS, the hard work and dedication of emergency communications has made the 9-1-1 service the exemplary service the residents of the Region of Peel have indicated it to be;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the week of December 12-18, 2005 be proclaimed "9-1-1 Awareness Week" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2005-1294


MA-E. Clerk's

MA-E1. Revisions to the Region of Peel Procedure By-law

That the amendments to the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 54-1999, as amended, outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated October 18, 2005, titled "Revisions to the Region of Peel Procedure By-law", be approved;

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

Councillor Moore put forward the following amendment to the main motion:

That the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 54-1999, as amended, be further amended to provide that any delegation for which there is no staff report shall be received without comment on the subject and the matter shall be referred to staff for a report, unless there is a majority vote otherwise.

The main motion, as amended, was then voted upon:

RECOMMENDATION GC-237-2005:

That the amendments to the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 54-1999, as amended, outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated October 18, 2005, titled "Revisions to the Region of Peel Procedure By-law", be approved;

And further, that the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 54-1999, as amended, be further amended to provide that any delegation for which there is no staff report shall be received without comment on the subject and the matter shall be referred to staff for a report, unless there is a majority vote otherwise;

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

Approved 2005-1295


MA-E2. Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2005-9) meeting held on November 1, 2005

1. CALL TO ORDER


2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-24-2005:

That the minutes of the October 11, 2005 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include the following staff directions under Items Related to Presentations, Item 5a:

Staff Direction AAC-08-2005-02

That Town of Caledon staff ensure all future Annual Accessibility Plans are provided to the Members of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee with sufficient time for review prior to the presentation of the annual plan before the Committee.

Staff Direction AAC-08-2005-03

That Town of Caledon Staff post the 2005 Annual Accessibility Plan on the Town of Caledon Website.

Staff Direction AAC-08-2005-04

That Town of Caledon staff post information regarding the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee on the Town of Caledon Website.

And further, that the minutes of the October 11, 2005 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting, be approved, as amended.

Approved 2005-1296


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-25-2005:

That the agenda for the November 1, 2005 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-1297


4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a) Sandra Pupatello, Minister, Ministry of Community and Social Services, Letter dated October 17, 2005 Soliciting Applications for the Customer Service and Transportation Standards Development Committees

Received 2005-1298

RECOMMENDATION AAC-26-2005:

That a Letter of Recommendation be prepared by Clerk's staff under signature of the Chair of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee and R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor regarding the application by Naz Husain, Community Member, to the Customer Service Standards Development Committee.

Approved 2005-1299

b) Michael Sullivan, Policy Advisor, Ministry of Community and Social Services, Letter dated October 21, 2005 Congratulating the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) on its Year Three Accessibility Plan, Giving a Short Overview of Current Legislation and Providing a Link to Activities of the Accessibility Directorate

Received 2005-1300


5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property, Region of Peel, Presenting an Update on Regional Guidelines for Site Plan Review

Received 2005-1301

b. Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property, Region of Peel, Presenting an Update on Accessibility Considerations for Leased Spaces

Received 2005-1302

6. REPORTS

7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

a. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon - August (Oral)

Deferred to the January 31, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting 2005-1303

b. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon - September (Oral)

Deferred to the January 31, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting 2005-1304

c. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon - October (Oral)

Deferred to the January 31, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting 2005-1305

d. Charlotte Gravlev, Director of Clerk's and Regional Clerk, Region of Peel (Oral)

Received 2005-1306

8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR

Received 2005-1307

9. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Naz Husain and William Goursky Providing an Update on the 2005 International Day of Disabled Persons (Oral)

Received 2005-1308


MA-F. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-F1. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 12, 2005, Providing Details on the Throne Speech Delivered by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to Open the Second Session of the Thirty-Eighth Parliament of the Province of Ontario

Received 2005-1309

See also Resolutions 2005-1310 and 2005-1313

MA-F2. News Release: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 12, 2005, Responding to the Throne Speech and its Failure to Address the Critically Important $3 Billion Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Gap

Received 2005-1310

See also Resolutions 2005-1309 and 2005-1313

MA-F3. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 13, 2005, Providing a Link to a Template to Assist Municipal Finance Staff to Calculate the Cost Impacts of Supplemental Plans Permitted Under Bill 206 regarding the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS)

Received 2005-1311

See also Resolutions 2005-1278, 2005-1279, 2005-1314, 2005-1318 and 2005-1319

MA-F4. Bob Sweet, Chair, Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus, Michael Raymond, Chair, Western Ontario Wardens' Caucus, Roger Anderson, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and Rick Armstrong, Chair, Association of Municipal Emergency Medical Services of Ontario (AMEMSO), Letter dated October 14, 2005, to the Honourable Steve Peters, Minister of Labour, Recommending that Paramedics be Exempted from All of the Provisions of Part VII of the Employment Standards Act

Received 2005-1312

MA-F5. Roger Anderson, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated October 14, 2005, Describing a Wallet Card and Flyers Available to Councillors as a Resource in Outlining the $3 Billion Provincial-Municipal Fiscal Gap

Received 2005-1313

See also Resolutions 2005-1309 and 2005-1310

MA-F6. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 26, 2005, Encouraging Members to Make Submissions to the Standing Committee on Bill 206, An Act to revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and Providing a Sample Resolution Expressing Concerns about its Enactment

Received 2005-1314

See also Resolutions 2005-1278, 2005-1279, 2005-1311, 2005-1318 and 2005-1319

MA-F7. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 26, 2005, to the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Enclosing a City of Brampton Recommendation regarding Bill 123, Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2004

Received 2005-1315

See also Resolution 2005-1293

MA-F8. Denise Pratt, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 26, 2005, Regarding the Appointment of an Additional Regional Councillor from the City of Brampton as Required by Bill 186 - Regional Municipality of Peel Act, 2005

Received 2005-1316

MA-F9. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 28, 2005, Outlining the Highlights of the Recently Introduced Access to Justice Act, 2005, including Justice of the Peace Reforms and Amendments to the Provincial Offences Act

Received 2005-1317

Additional Items: MA-F10 and MA-F11

MA-F10. Bill Fisch, Regional Chair and CEO, York Region, Letter dated October 31, 2005, Seeking Assurance from the Premier that Proposed Bill 206, An Act to revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Act, will not Proceed without Full Consideration of the Financial Implications, in Consultation with All Stakeholders

Received 2005-1318

See also Resolutions 2005-1276, 2005-1278, 2005-1279, 2005-1311, 2005-1314 and 2005-1319

MA-F11. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated November 8, 2005, Providing Information on the Standing Committee Process and Outlining the Submission made by AMO to the Standing Committee on Bill 206, An Act to revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Act

Received 2005-1319

See also Resolutions 2005-1276, 2005-1278, 2005-1279, 2005-1311, 2005-1314 and 2005-1318

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PL-A1. An Assessment of Human Capital in the Region of Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1288


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU): Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 13 - Environmental Mapping Update of Schedule A - Core Areas of the Greenlands System in Peel
Presentation by Simone Banz, Senior Planner, Planning Policy and Research

Deferred to the December 8, 2005 General Committee Meeting 2005-1320

See also Resolution 2005-1328

PL-B2. Regional Official Plan Strategic Update Final Report

Received 2005-1321


PL-C. Transportation Planning

PL-C1. Smart Commute Initiative Update

Received 2005-1322


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. Roger Anderson, Regional Chair, Region of Durham, Letter dated October 12, 2005, Requesting Support for Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Task Force Recommendations for Changes to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)

Received 2005-1323

PL-D2. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 12, 2005, Providing a Copy of the Report titled "Status Report - Brampton Official Plan Review"

Received 2005-1324

PL-D3. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 21, 2005, Providing a Copy of the Report titled "Vales of Humber Secondary Plan - City of Brampton Official Plan Amendment - Ward 10"

Received 2005-1325

PL-D4. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 21, 2005, Providing a Copy of the Report titled "Status Report - Implications of the New Provincial Policy Statement and the Gateway West Subwatershed Study Update on the Bram West Secondary Plan Review"

Received 2005-1326

PL-D5. Linda Mailer, Council Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated October 27, 2005, Providing a copy of the Report titled "Power Generating Facilities"

Referred to Planning 2005-1327

Additional Item: PL-D6

PL-D6. Carl Brawley, Planner, Glenn Schnarr and Associates Inc., Letter dated November 9, 2005, Providing Comments in Opposition to the Proposed Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 13 on behalf of 840966 Ontario Limited

Deferred to the December 8, 2005 General Committee Meeting 2005-1328

See also Resolutions 2005-1276 and 2005-1320

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Local Improvement Project - Proposed Construction of a Watermain on Mississauga Road, Capital Project 05-1705 - City of Mississauga, Ward 8

RECOMMENDATION GC-238-2005:

That a 200mm (8 inch) diameter watermain be constructed on Mississauga Road from the existing watermain located at the intersection of Mississauga Road and Sevenoaks Drive north to 2725 Mississauga Road, a total approximate distance of 360 metres (1,181 feet), at a total estimated cost of $310,000 (including applicable taxes), under Capital Project 05-1705;

And further, that the Region of Peel portion of the funding in the amount of $235,644 be allocated from the Unallocated Water Capital Project 05-1000, financed from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0241);

And further, that the portion of the property owners in the amount of $74,356 be set up as an external recovery and collected as a special assessment;

And further, that these actions will not affect the debt capacity of the Region as this type of financing is considered "self liquidating" by the Province of Ontario;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Council authorizing the undertaking of the works under the Municipal Act, 2001, and imposition of a watermain frontage rate of $473 per metre ($144.17 per foot) and an optional connection fee of $3,942 per lot, current on the date the petition was issued, at the completion of construction;

And further, that the benefiting property owners be assessed annually for 15 years, including an interest rate which shall be determined at the time a by-law is enacted;

And further, that property owners be given the opportunity to commute the special assessment by advance payment at any time during the 15 year period;

And further, that the Regional Clerk forward a copy of this resolution and a "Notice to Amend" the tax rolls of the petitioned owners to the City of Mississauga.

Approved 2005-1329

PW-A2. Intersection Improvements on Bovaird Drive, Capital Projects 05-4245, 05-4250, 05-4255 and 05-4270, Document 2005-380P - City of Brampton, Wards 7, 9 and 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-239-2005:

That Document 2005-380P for an environmental assessment, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for the improvements for the intersections on Bovaird Drive at Dixie Road, Torbram Road, Bramalea Road and Mackay Street/Fernforest Drive be awarded to Totten Sims Hubicki Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $693,500 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 05-4245 ($160,008), 05-4250 ($218,293), 05-4255 ($194,979) and 05-4270 ($120,220), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

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 2005-1330

PW-A3. Engineering Services for Detailed Design, Contract Administration and Construction Supervision for Gore Road Rehabilitation (King Street to Patterson Sideroad), Capital Project 04-4035, Document 2005-146P - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-240-2005:

That Document 2005-146P for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision of the rehabilitation of Gore Road (King Street to Patterson Sideroad) be awarded to R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $298,018 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 04-4035, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

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 2005-1331

PW-A4. Engineering Services for Detailed Design, Contract Administration and Construction Supervision - 2100mm (83 inch) Diameter Feedermain from Hanlan Pumping Station to Beckett Sproule Pumping Station, Capital Project 04-1205, Document 2005-070P, 2005-461P - City of Brampton, Ward 3 and City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-241-2005:

That Document 2005-070P for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision of the feedermain from Hanlan Pumping Station to Kennedy Road be awarded to Earth Tech Canada Incorporated in the estimated amount of $961,846 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 04-1205 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that Document 2005-461P for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision of the feedermain from Kennedy Road to Beckett Sproule Pumping Station be awarded to Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited in the estimated amount of $975,202 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 04-1205 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 04-1205 for the feedermain from Kennedy Road to Beckett Sproule Pumping Station be increased from $1,500,000 to $1,950,000, financed from York Recoveries ($323,942) and South Peel Water Development Charge Reserve Fund, R3520 ($126,058) in order to award consulting engineering services for contract administration and construction supervision for the feedermain from Hanlan Pumping Station to Beckett Sproule Pumping Station;

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

Approved 2005-1332

PW-A5. Current Pavement Marking Materials - Alternative Products

Received 2005-1333

PW-A6. Posted Speed Limit Review - Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) from Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to the Boundary Between the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton - City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-242-2005:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 by deleting the existing 60 km/h (37 mph) speed limit on Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) from Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to the boundary between the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to implement a 60 km/h (37 mph) speed limit on Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) from Millcreek Drive to the boundary between the Region of Peel and the Region of Halton;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to implement a 70 km/h (43 mph) speed limit on Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) from Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to Millcreek Drive;

And further, that Peel Regional Police be advised.

Approved 2005-1334

PW-A7. Engineering Services for a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment, Detailed Design, Contract Administration and Inspection for Bram East 600mm (24 inch) and 750mm (30 inch) Feedermains, Capital Projects 04-1181 and 05-1114, Document 2005-136P - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-243-2005:

That Document 2005-136P for a schedule 'B' class environmental assessment, detailed design, contract administration and inspection services for the Bram East 600mm (24 inches) feedermain from future Humberwest Parkway and future Cottrelle Parkway to Goreway Drive and future Cottrelle Parkway and 750mm (30 inches) feedermain from future Humberwest Parkway and future Cottrelle Parkway to Goreway Drive and Castlemore Road be awarded to R.V. Anderson and Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $387,100 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 04-1181 ($241,855) and 05-1114 ($145,245), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase and/or extend the contract for similar requirements where the actual requirements exceed the estimates to the limit allowed by the approved budget.

Approved 2005-1335


PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Material Specifications for Large Diameter Watermains

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2005-1283 to 2005-1286 inclusive


PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-C1. Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge Equipment Loan and Insurance, Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion, Capital Project 02-2935 - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-244-2005:

That the Region of Peel enter into a Loan of Equipment Agreement with the Environmental Canada National Water Research Institute for the use and insurance of equipment required to complete a study on the Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge process at the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant in Mississauga;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works be authorized to sign the agreement for the Loan of Equipment.

Approved 2005-1336

PW-D. Waste Management

PW-D1. Fewster Material Recovery Facility Equipment Disposal, Capital Project 99-6505 - City of Mississauga, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-245-2005:

That all equipment within the Fewster Material Recovery Facility be disposed of in accordance with the Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that the revenues gained from the disposal be used to offset the capital cost for redeveloping the Fewster Waste Management site into the Fewster Community Recycling Centre;

And further, that the monies received from the disposal be placed in the approved Fewster Community Recycling Centre Capital Budget 99-6505.

Approved 2005-1337

PW-D2. Port Credit Business Improvement Area (BIA) Pilot Project - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-246-2005:

That a cart-based waste and recycling collection pilot project be implemented in the Port Credit Business Improvement Area (BIA), which includes the purchase of garbage and recycling carts and the implementation of a communications strategy, for a total estimated cost of $62,500 (excluding applicable taxes).

Approved 2005-1338

PW-D3. New and Emerging Technology - Mixed Waste Processing Facility Agreement, Document 2005-276P - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-247-2005:

That staff be authorized to execute the Agreement between the Region of Peel and AmbientEco Group Ltd. for the design, construction and commissioning of a Mixed Waste Processing Facility, located at the Caledon Waste Management Facility;

And further, that upon successful commissioning of the facility, which includes establishing 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 (excluding applicable taxes), 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.

Approved 2005-1339

PW-D4. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2005-9) meeting held on November 3, 2005

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-19-2005:

That the agenda for the November 3, 2005, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2005-1340


3. DELEGATIONS


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility Update (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

Received 2005-1341


5. UPDATES

a) Single Stream Recycling Update (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director of Waste Management

Received 2005-1342


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. IN CAMERA MATTERS


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item: 8a

a) Issues Resulting from the October 27, 2005 Waste Management Service Level Review (Oral)

Received 2005-1343

RECOMMENDATION WM-20-2005:

That the issues raised at the October 27, 2005 Regional Council meeting (Resolution 2005-1265) with regard to the 2006 Waste Management Budget, be brought forward for discussion at future Waste Management Subcommittee meetings.

Approved 2005-1344


PW-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-E1. Denise Pratt, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 28, 2005, Providing a Copy of the Report titled "Incineration and Waste Processing, Transfer and Disposal Study"

Referred to Public Works and Planning 2005-1345

Additional Item: PW-E2

PW-E2. Bruce Hollands, The Rothwell Group Inc., Letter dated October 28, 2005, Regarding Clarification of Comments Made at the February 24, 2005 Meeting on Fair and Open Competition for Pipes Used for Water Transmission Mains in the Region of Peel

Received 2005-1346

See also Resolutions 2005-1276, 2005-1280 to 2005-1286 inclusive

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. 20 Walker Road East Intensification - Town of Caledon, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-248-2005:

That Document 2004-563P for the provision of Architectural Services, Walker Road Seniors Apartments be now awarded in its entirety to MMMC Architects Inc. in the further amount of $242,000 for a combined total award of $311,000 (excluding applicable taxes);

And further, that Regional staff be authorized to make all necessary planning and development applications for all intended uses on the surplus parcel of land at 20 Walker Road subject to Peel Living Board consent;

And further, that Capital Project 05-5020 Walker Road for Phase I be established in the amount of $550,000 to be financed from Social Housing Reserve R1160.

Approved 2005-1347

HO-B. Housing

HO-B1. Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing (PAWGOAH): Update Report

Received 2005-1348

See also Resolution 2005-1277

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Strategic Review of Poverty in Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2005-1289


HS-A2. State of the Region's Health 2005 - Focus on Overweight, Obesity and Related Health Consequences in Adults
Presentation by Dr. Hanif Kassam, Medical Officer of Health

Deferred to the December 8, 2005 General Committee Meeting 2005-1349


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. General Services

HS-B1. Community Programs Funding/One Year Program Funding 2005

RECOMMENDATION GC-249-2005:

That the Community Programs One Year Funding, as detailed in Appendix I to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services, dated October 17, 2005, titled "Community Programs Funding/One Year Program Funding 2005", totalling $261,544, be approved.

Approved 2005-1350

HS-B2. National Child Benefit

RECOMMENDATION GC-250-2005:

That the Regional Chair write to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Children and Youth Services urging that the Province proceed with the implementation of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) recommendation of March 6, 2003, attached as Appendix II to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services, dated October 19, 2005, titled "National Child Benefit", as supported in the Region of Peel Resolution 2003-463, to reform social assistance through the introduction of an Ontario Child Supplement;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be sent to all Peel area MPPs, AMO and the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA).

Approved 2005-1351

See also Resolution 2005-1352


HS-B3. TD Economics Report "From Welfare to Work in Ontario: Still the Road Less Travelled"

Received 2005-1352

See also Resolution 2005-1351


HS-C. TransHelp

HS-C1. Follow up on Changes to TransHelp Policies

Received 2005-1353


HEALTH

HS-D. Business and Information Services

HS-D1. Provincial Health Care Reform Update

Received 2005-1354


HS-E. Communicable Diseases

HS-E1. Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines

Received 2005-1355


HS-F. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-F1. Kathy Stranks, Supervisor, Board Member Services, Toronto and Region Conservation for the Living City, Letter dated October 11, 2005, Addressed to Eva Ligeti, Executive Director, The Clean Air Partnership and Rob Maxwell, Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Advising that at its Meeting held on September 30, 2005, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Approved Resolution A187/05 Regarding Greater Toronto Area-Wide Climate Change and Clean Air Agency

Received 2005-1356

HS-F2. Vida Vaitonis, Director, Home Care and Community Support Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated October 11, 2005, Addressed to Gordon Stewart, Board Chair, Community Care Access Centre of Peel, Acknowledging Receipt of a Letter from Gordon Stewart, Concerning the Proposed Alignment of Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) with Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)

Received 2005-1357

HS-F3. Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Community and Social Services, Letter dated October 11, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated June 29, 2005, Recommending a Province-Wide Improvement of the Consolidated Verification Process (CVP) (Resolution 2005-576)

Received 2005-1358


F. OTHER BUSINESS

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 91-2005: A by-law to increase the speed limit on Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) from 60 km/h to 70 km/h from Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to Millcreek Drive and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 91-2005, 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 2005-1359


9. OTHER BUSINESS

1. PROGRAM REVIEWS

a) Roads
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Damian Albanese, Director, Public Works

Received 2005-1360

See also Resolution 2005-1363


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 11:21 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 11:35 a.m.

Members:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell*, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito¨, J. Sprovieri*, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:
F. Dale, due to personal matters; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; E. Moore, due to vacation; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business


Councillor Fennell arrived at 11:50 a.m.
Councillor Sprovieri arrived at 11:51 a.m.
Councillor Saito departed at 12:04 p.m., due to other municipal business


b) Water
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Ric Robertshaw, Director, Public Works

Received 2005-1361

See also Resolution 2005-1363


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 12:10 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:22 p.m.

Members:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, S. DiMarco, A. Groves, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, G. Miles¨, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
 
Members Absent:
F. Dale, due to personal matters; S. Fennell; N. Iannicca; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; E. Moore, due to vacation; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to other municipal business



c) Wastewater
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Mark Schiller, Director, Public Works

Received 2005-1362

See also Resolution 2005-1363

Councillor Miles departed at 1:08 p.m.

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That staff be directed to:

  • Amend Chart 22 in Roads Service Review presentation to include the impact of proposed reductions.

  • Include the following in the 2006 budget:

    • increased anti-icing capabilities to reduce quantity of salt used;
    • installation of eliminator and roller to vehicles on shouldering activities;
    • use of multi-use tractor on numerous activities instead of specific equipment;
    • purchase of Hot Box to increase efficiency on road patching;
    • review of the necessity of the Fall Sweeping Program;
    • Purely Peel Bottled Water;
    • continued involvement in weekend environment community events; and
    • continued Group funding for Water and Waste Management

  • Report back to Regional Council on the impacts of reducing Winter Maintenance Level of Service from Class 1 to Class 2 on Bush Road, Winston Churchill Boulevard (in Caledon) and Forks of the Credit Road.
  • Develop effective ongoing communications messages on both the positive and negative impacts on property taxes of various initiatives including GTA pooling, water and wastewater and other program initiatives, including a letter from the Regional Chair to residents of Peel advising of the Regional budget and highlighting efficiencies in the Spring of 2006.
  • Conclude the service reviews on December 1, 2005, and bring the Regional budget to the General Committee meeting on December 8, 2005.
  • Report back to Regional Council on the increase of the Qualitative Sewer Surcharge by 10 per cent.

Carried 2005-1363

See also Resolutions 2005-1360 to 2005-1362 inclusive


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-12) meeting held on November 10, 2005

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-251-2005:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Subtenant, enter into a Sublease Agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc., as Sublandlord, for approximately 22,940 square feet (2,131 square metres) of space at 9445 Airport, City of Brampton;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Sublease Agreement be provided from Cost Centre HA00011 account number 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 2005-1364

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-252-2005:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with 1433756 Ontario Limited, as Vendor, for the purchase of the fee simple lands described as Part Lot 5, Concession 9 Northern Division, City of Brampton, (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 5 on Reference Plan 43R-29785 for a purchase price of $41,000 plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 03-4020.

Approved 2005-1365

G3. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-253-2005:

That the request of Region of Peel staff to seek full party status at the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to consider the Official Plan Amendment and Zone Change proposal made by Fieldgate Developments Inc., be approved;

And further, that Regional staff be authorized to attend the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to ensure that traffic and transportation issues are resolved to the satisfaction of the Region of Peel;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated October 18, 2005, titled "Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Appeal - Fieldgate Developments Inc. (Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning File number OZ-05-7E6-33B) - City of Brampton, Ward 10", be made public once it has been adopted by Regional Council;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the City of Brampton;

And further, that funds in the amount of $10,000 be made available from Capital Project 04-7750, Regional Official Plan Implementation and Protection.

Approved 2005-1366

G4. Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

RECOMMENDATION GC-254-2005:

That in accordance with part VI, s. 228. paragraph (2) of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001, chapter 25, Ava Macintyre be appointed to the position of Deputy Clerk for the period of November 21, 2005 to November 30, 2006 to carry out the duties of the Regional Clerk prescribed by law, for the designated period and at the remuneration determined under the policies and procedures applicable to the Regional Corporation;

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

Approved 2005-1367

See also Resolution 2005-1368


11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA MATTERS

Three Readings

By-law 94-2005: A by-law to appoint an individual to the position of Deputy Clerk for the Regional Corporation for a temporary period, under paragraph (2) of section 228 of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, chapter 25.

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the by-laws relating to the In Camera item, Item G4, being By-law 94-2005, 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 2005-1368

See also Resolution 2005-1367


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That By-law 96-2005 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on November 17, 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 2005-1369


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1:11 p.m.

 
A. Macintyre
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Acting Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair