January 26, 2006 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-2006-1) meeting held on January 19, 2006
 
7.2 Staff Reports
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-1) meeting held on January 19, 2006
    b) In Camera Report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee (GTAA-2006-1) meeting held on January 19, 2006
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
January 26, 2006

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:35 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Miles recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell*, A. Groves¨ , N. Iannicca*¨ , E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion*¨ , G. Miles, E. Moore, P. Mullin, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, N. Stewart

Members Absent:
M. Morrison, due to other municipal business; P. Palleschi, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to illness; J. Sprovieri
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; 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; A. Macintyre, Deputy Clerk; C. Thomson, 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) December 15, 2005, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on December 15, 2005, be approved.

Carried 2006-1


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the consolidated agenda for the January 26, 2006 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a delegation by Glen Schnarr, Glen Schnarr and Associates regarding Proposed Generic Regulations of Conservation Authorities;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the January 26, 2006 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2006-2

See also Resolution 2006-4

Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:36 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:36 a.m.



5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dora Jeffries, Chairperson, and Ed Schmeler, Treasurer, Coalition for a Nuclear Free Peel, Providing Comments on the Potential Expansion and Increase in Volume of Waste Processing Operations at 75 Sun Pac Boulevard in the City of Brampton

Received 2006-3

See also Resolutions 2006-5 and 2006-6

Dora Jeffries and Ed Schmeler of the Coalition for a Nuclear Free Peel responded to comments made by representatives of Mississauga Metals & Alloys at the January 19, 2006 General Committee meeting and urged Regional Council to continue to be proactive in dealing with other levels of government with respect to potential risks to the health and safety of the residents of Peel.

Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:38 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:50 a.m.

Item 5c was dealt with.

c) Glen Schnarr, Glen Schnarr and Associates, Representing Landowners Impacted by the Proposed Generic Regulations of Conservation Authorities in Ontario and Associated Mapping

Received 2006-4

Glen Schnarr, Glen Schnarr and Associates stated that the time and resources allocated by the Ministry of Natural Resources for the mapping exercises associated with the Generic Regulations is insufficient, and requested Regional Council's support for the resolution passed by the Town of Caledon requesting that the deadline be extended.

Councillor Lyons submitted a Notice of Motion for consideration at the February 16, 2006 Regional Council meeting.

Additional Item

Notice of Motion by Councillor Lyons Regarding the Deadline for Conservation Authorities to Submit Mapping Required for their Generic Regulations

Moved by Councillor Lyons,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

Whereas the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation are required to replace their existing Fill, Construction and Alteration to Waterways Regulations with new regulations, generally known as Generic Regulations by May 1, 2006;

And whereas, concerns have been expressed by landowners in Peel Region that the process by which the two Conservation Authorities have prepared their Generic Regulations has not provided adequate opportunity for public review of the mapping associated with each Conservation Authority's Generic Regulation;

And whereas, the Town of Caledon has adopted a resolution asking the Minister of Natural Resources to extend the deadline for the two Conservation Authorities to submit their Generic Regulations in order to provide further opportunity for public review of the mapping;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel also request the Minister of Natural Resources to extend the deadline for the two Conservation Authorities to submit the mapping required and associated with their Generic Regulations in order to provide further opportunity for public review of the mapping;

And further, that the Ministry of Natural Resources provide appropriate financial support to carry out the necessary mapping exercise;

And further, that a copy of this motion be circulated to the Conservation Authorities for their comments and support for extending the deadline of the mapping;

And further, that this motion be considered at the next Regional Council meeting scheduled for February 16, 2006.

To be considered at the February 16, 2006 Regional Council meeting

See also Resolutions 2006-2 and 2006-4

b) John Ferguson, P. Eng., Associate, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates Ltd. and Chris Barnett, Partner, Davis and Company LLP, Regarding the Application of Mississauga Metals and Alloys Inc. to Amend their Existing Provisional Certificate of Approval for Waste Processing at 75 Sun Pac Boulevard, Brampton

Received 2006-5

See also Resolutions 2006-3 and 2006-6

John Ferguson, P. Eng., Associate, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates Ltd. and Chris Barnett, Partner, Davis and Company LLP, commended staff for the analysis contained within Staff Report - Item 7-2b, but noted their disagreement with the conclusion of the report and requested that Regional Council not endorse the recommendation. The delegates further noted that in their opinion, the application by Mississauga Metals & Alloys is not likely to merit a review panel under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, and would be reviewed in detail by public agencies through the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

Item 7-2b was dealt with.

2. Staff Reports

b) Proposal to Expand Waste Operations at 75 Sun Pac Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission be requested to refer the proposal of Mississauga Metals and Alloys, to operate an incinerator for the processing of low level radioactive waste in the City of Brampton, to the Federal Minister of the Environment for

referral to a review panel under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act;

And further, that the Commission be requested to hold public hearings under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act as a means of assessing the environmental effects of the proposal;

And further, that the Region of Peel advise the Ministry of the Environment of the Province of Ontario of its support for any City of Brampton request that public hearings be held under the Environmental Protection Act, with respect to the Certificate of Approval application for Mississauga Metals and Alloys;

And further, that Regional Council direct Public Health and Public Works staff to continue to monitor the provincial and federal regulatory processes on this application.

Carried 2006-6

See also Resolutions 2006-3, 2006-5, 2006-10 and 2006-11

Additional Item

c) Glen Schnarr, Glen Schnarr and Associates, Representing Landowners Impacted by the Proposed Generic Regulations of Conservation Authorities in Ontario and Associated Mapping

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-4


6. COMMUNICATIONS

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-1) meeting held on January 19, 2006


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-1-2006:

That the consolidated agenda for the January 19, 2006, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2006-7


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management, Advising Members of Council of the following Two Awards Received by the Region of Peel: "The Silver Award for Infrastructure, 2005 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships", from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships for the Britannia Landfill Gas to Electricity Project; and "Mississauga Urban Design Award, Innovation and City-Wide Significance", from the City of Mississauga for Brae Ben Golf Course

Received 2006-8

D2. Dora Jeffries, Chairperson, and Ed Schmeler, Treasurer, Coalition for a Nuclear Free Peel, Providing Comments on the Potential Expansion and Increase in Volume of Waste Processing Operations at 75 Sun Pac Boulevard in the City of Brampton

Received 2006-9

See also Resolutions 2006-3, 2006-5, 2006-6, 2006-10 and 2006-11

D3. John Ferguson, P. Eng., Associate, Conestoga-Rovers and Associates Ltd. and Chris Barnett, Partner, Davis and Company LLP, Regarding the Application of Mississauga Metals and Alloys Inc. to Amend their Existing Provisional Certificate of Approval for Waste Processing at 75 Sun Pac Boulevard, Brampton

Received 2006-10

See also Resolutions 2006-3, 2006-5, 2006-6, 2006-9 and 2006-11

Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-B1 was dealt with.

PW-B. Waste Management

PW-B1. Certificate of Approval Application for 75 Sun Pac Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-2-2006:

That the Region of Peel support the request of the City of Brampton that a public hearing be held under the Environmental Protection Act, and/or the Environmental Assessment Act, with respect to the Certificate of Approval application for Mississauga Metals and Alloys;

And further, that the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) be so advised.

Approved 2006-11

See also Resolutions 2006-3, 2006-5, 2006-6 and 2006-10

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Encroachment Agreement Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue), Owner: Loblaw Properties Limited - City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-3-2006:

That the encroachment on Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) being landscaping located at 85 Steeles Avenue West in the City of Brampton, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated December 15, 2005 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Loblaw Properties Limited;

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

Approved 2006-12

See also Resolution 2006-78


HO-B. Housing

HO-B1. Social Housing Reform Act, 2000 (SHRA) - November 2005 Regulation Changes

Received 2006-13

HO-B2. Transitional and Housing Support Program Local Referral Agreement

Received 2006-14


HO-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-C1. News Release: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), dated December 7, 2005, Informing of the Release of the Third Edition of "The Observer", an Annual Review of the State of Housing in Canada

Received 2006-15

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Preparing for the Next Influenza Pandemic
Presentation by Dr. Hanif Kassam, Medical Officer of Health

Received 2006-16

See also Resolution 2006-17

RECOMMENDATION GC-4-2006:

That the Medical Officer of Health provide Peel-area physicians with detailed information regarding the Region of Peel Influenza Pandemic Plan and the work of the taskforce formed to update and refine the plan;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health seek comments and feedback from Peel-area physicians on the proposed plan;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health invite Peel-area physicians to a meeting(s) to discuss Pandemic planning;

And further, that the Region of Peel Pandemic Plan include the involvement of and communication with private sector companies involved in essential services.

Received 2006-17

See also Resolution 2006-16

HS-A2. Update on Homemakers and Nurses Services in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-5-2006:

That the Regional Chair request a meeting with the Minister of Health and Long Term Care to advocate for the release of the $800,000 in funding for Homemakers and Nurses Services in Peel;

And further, that the Acting Chief Administrative Officer determine how to ensure that the Homemakers and Nurses Services program is delivered to the residents of Peel and report back to Council.

Approved 2006-18


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. General Services

HS-B1. Canada - Ontario Immigration Agreement

RECOMMENDATION GC-6-2006:

That the Regional Chair write to the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration requesting that implementation of the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement include:

i) meaningful involvement of municipalities in planning service delivery, through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), including representation from the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon and Regions neighbouring the City of Toronto;

ii) population growth factors in the funding of services, to ensure equal access for all, and to avoid underinvestment in high-growth areas as has happened with other human services;

iii) integration of administration and implementation mechanisms with the Canada-Ontario Labour Market Agreements;

And further, that the Regional Chair discontinue billing the Federal government for refugee claimant social assistance costs effective January 1, 2006;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to express interest in Peel participation on the Municipal Immigration Committee (MIC);

And further, that a copy of the Regional Chair's letter and the subject resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Ontario Minister of Finance, and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Approved 2006-19

See also Resolution 2006-20

HS-B2. New Canada - Ontario Labour Market Agreements

RECOMMENDATION GC-7-2006:

That the Regional Chair write to the Ontario Ministers of Training, Colleges and Universities and Community and Social Services requesting that implementation of the new Canada-Ontario Labour Market Agreements include:

i) meaningful involvement of municipalities in planning service delivery;

ii) population growth factors in the funding of services, to ensure equal access for all, and to avoid underinvestment in high-growth areas as has happened with other human services;

iii) integration of administration and implementation mechanisms with the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement;

And further, that a copy of the Regional Chair's letter and the subject resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Ontario Minister of Finance and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Approved 2006-20

See also Resolution 2006-19


HS-C. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-C1. Ontario Works: Changes to the Special Diet Allowance

Received 2006-21


HEALTH

HS-D. Business and Information Services

HS-D1. Health Reform: Local Health System Integration Act, 2005

Received 2006-22


HS-E. Long-Term Care

HS-E1. Infection Control Measures in Peel Long Term Care for Legionnaires' Disease

Received 2006-23


HS-F. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-F1. George Smitherman, Minister, Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated November 15, 2005, Informing that the Province is Providing the Peel Regional Board of Health with $22,980,601 in Funding for 2005, and Providing an Update on Initiatives to Improve the Public Health System in Ontario

Received 2006-24

HS-F2. Christopher Bentley, Minister, Training, Colleges and Universities, Letter dated December 16, 2005, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated September 8, 2005, Regarding the Child Care Component of Student Loans Under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (Resolution 2005-1029)

Received 2006-25

HS-F3. Mary Anne Chambers, Minister, Children and Youth Services, Letter received December 21, 2005, Informing that the Ministry of Children and Youth Services will Provide Peel Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSM) with a One Time Unconditional Grant of $24,900,000 to Fund the Child Care Components of the Best Start Program

Received 2006-26

HS-F4. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 20, 2005, Announcing that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care will be Providing $83.5 Million in Funding for Land Ambulance and Long Term Care Equipment to Municipal Governments

Received 2006-27

Items Related to Public Works were dealt with.

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Inflow and Infiltration Study, Capital Project 05-2510, Document 2005-405P

RECOMMENDATION GC-8-2006:

That Document 2005-405P for the development of a dynamic wastewater model and a study targeting available reductions of inflow and infiltration to the wastewater system and preventing wastewater spills to the environment, be awarded to Earth Tech Canada Inc., in the estimated amount of $398,500 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 05-2510, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

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

Approved 2006-28

PW-A2. Fletcher's Meadow Phase I Sanitary Trunk Sewer Deficiencies, Capital Project 05-2560 - City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-9-2006:

That the budget for Capital Project 05-2560 for the Fletcher's Meadow Sanitary Trunk Sewer condition assessment studies, geotechnical investigations, legal services, and the Emergency Sewer By-Pass be increased from $250,000 to $504,000, financed ($321,961) from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve, R0242 and ($182,039) from the Fletcher's Meadow Development Group;

And further, that the contract Document 2005-183N (Purchase Order 17516) between the Region of Peel and AndrewsInfrastructure Limited for ongoing technical support and for maintaining the Emergency Sewer By-Pass Pumping System be extended, to provide maintenance of the Emergency Sewer By-Pass, at an estimated cost of $143,660 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 05-2560, for a total commitment of $440,000 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that the Region cover the costs of the Emergency Sewer By-Pass, estimated at $301,961 (excluding applicable taxes);

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

Approved 2006-29


PW-B. Waste Management

PW-B1. Certificate of Approval Application for 75 Sun Pac Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 10

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-11

See also Resolutions 2006-3, 2006-5, 2006-6, 2006-9 and 2006-10

PW-B2. Compost Research Collaboration Agreement

RECOMMENDATION GC-10-2006:

That the Region of Peel enter into a Research Collaboration Agreement with the University of Guelph and other research partners to evaluate the use of compost in engineered biofilters;

And further, that the Region of Peel provide a contribution of $10,000, over two years, to the University of Guelph School of Engineering, to be funded through the approved Current Budget under Cost Centre WW70320;

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

Approved 2006-30

PW-B3. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2006-1) meeting held on January 12, 2006

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2006:

That the agenda for the January 12, 2006 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2006-31

3. DELEGATIONS

a) David Willison, Plant Manager, Algonquin Power Energy From Waste Facility, Regarding The Algonquin Power Energy From Waste Facility

Received 2006-32


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy: Waste Diversion Goals (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2006-33

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2006:

That Waste Management staff be directed to move forward to identify a consultant and determine the award for the purpose of developing a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy, as generally outlined in the presentation of the Director of Waste Management, dated January 12, 2006, titled "Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy: Waste Diversion Goals".

Approved 2006-34

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2006:

That Waste Management staff be directed to prepare a letter to the Provincial Ministry of the Environment for signature by the Regional Chair, expressing the concerns of Regional Council regarding the approach of the Province of Ontario regarding waste management initiatives and regulations;

And further, that Waste Management staff be directed to prepare a letter to the Government of Canada for signature by the Regional Chair, requesting the federal government to require that all packaging be made of recyclable materials;

And further, that the letters be presented for endorsement at the General Committee meeting to be held on February 9, 2006.

Approved 2006-35


5. UPDATES

a) Status of Contract with Wilson Logistics (Oral)
Update by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2006-36


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Glenda Gies, Executive Director, Waste Diversion Ontario, Letter dated November 16, 2005, Regarding the 2004 Municipal Blue Box Datacall Results

Received 2006-37

b) Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 22, 2005, Advising that the Proposed Integrated Provincial Waste Management Strategy Developed by AMO is Now Available for Viewing on the AMO Municom Website (www.municom.com)

Received 2006-38


PW-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-C1. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated November 29, 2005, Providing Support for the Mississauga Traffic Safety Council Recommendation Regarding Bill 169 - Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005 which Requests the Minister of Transportation to Reconsider Proposed Amendments to the Subject Legislation

Received 2006-39

See also Resolution 2006-42

PW-C2. Alert: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 5, 2005, Regarding a Proposed Clean Water Act

Received 2006-40

See also Resolutions 2006-43 and 2006-42

PW-C3. J. W. Tiernay, Executive Director, Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), Letter dated December 7, 2005, Providing the List of Candidates for the 2006 OGRA Board of Directors, and Requesting that Further Nominations be Submitted by February 1, 2006

Received2006-41

PW-C4. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated December 15, 2005, Providing a Copy of a Letter to the Minister of Transportation Urging Reconsideration of the Proposed Amendments to the Transportation Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005

Received 2006-42

See also Resolution 2006-39

PW-C5. Ian Smith, Director, Drinking Water Program Management Branch, Ministry of the Environment, Letter dated December 22, 2005, Advising that Funding is Available for Technical Studies on Municipal Residential Drinking-Water Systems

Received 2006-43

See also Resolutions 2006-40 and 2006-44

PW-C6. Heather Malcolmson, Manager, Source Protection Planning, Drinking Water Program Management Branch, Ministry of the Environment, Letter dated January 9, 2006, Providing Corrections and Clarifications to Previously Distributed "Source Protection Request for Grant Proposals" Documentation

Received 2006-44

See also Resolutions 2006-40 and 2006-43

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT


FINANCE

MA-A. Corporate Finance

MA-A1. 2006 Temporary Borrowing By-law to Meet Current Expenditures

RECOMMENDATION GC-11-2006:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council authorizing the temporary borrowing of monies to meet 2006 current expenditures pending receipt of revenues in accordance with Section 407 of The Municipal Act, 2001.

Approved 2006-45

See also Resolution 2006-78

MA-A2. 2006 Interim Regional Requisition By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-12-2006:

That the 2006 interim Regional requisition be approved at a sum not to exceed 50 per cent of the 2005 general tax levy to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon;

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

Approved 2006-46

See also Resolution 2006-78

MA-A3. Minutes of the Public Meeting Regarding the Intention to Pass By-laws to Impose Fees or Charges for the Use of the Water, Wastewater (Sewage) and Waste Management Systems of the Region of Peel held on December 15, 2005

1. ROLL CALL


2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and being held pursuant to the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003 and Fees and Charges Regulation 244-02 under the Municipal Act, 2001.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that this was a public meeting to consider the intention by the Region of Peel to pass by-laws to impose the water, wastewater (sewage) and waste management system fees and charges. The proposed by-laws will impose changes to the current fees or charges and may impose new fees and charges.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that following the staff presentation there would be an opportunity for persons to make oral submissions, give written submissions and ask questions of staff.

Regional Chair Kolb further advised that a sign-in sheet was available at the Clerk's reception for anyone who wished to make comments and for anyone who wished to be notified of the decision of Council regarding these by-laws.


3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Ava Macintyre, Deputy Clerk, stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Regulation 244-02 under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003 by publication in the following news media which have general circulation:

Mississauga News - Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Brampton Guardian - Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Caledon Enterprise - Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website (www.peelregion.ca) as of November 21, 2005 and information on the proposed amendments was available to the public as of December 9, 2005.


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

Regional Chair Kolb stated that if any person would like further notice of the decision of Council on the proposed by-laws regarding the water, wastewater (sewage) and waste management system fees and charges, that he or she should submit his or her full name, address, postal code, and telephone number, in writing, at the Clerk's reception prior to leaving the meeting.


5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

a) Proposed 2006 Fees and Charges for the Use of Water and Wastewater (Oral)
Presentation by Shaun Hewitt, Director, Business and Information Services

Received 2006-47

See also Resolution 2006-78


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions - Nil

b) Written Submissions - Nil


7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb stated that, having received no oral or written submissions from persons or public bodies, declared the public meeting officially closed.


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B. Ambulance and Emergency Services

MA-B1. Peel Regional Paramedic Services Uniform Request for Proposal - Award

RECOMMENDATION GC-13-2006:

That document number 2005-354P for the provision of uniforms required by Peel Regional Paramedic Services (PRPS) be awarded to R. Nicholls Distributors Inc. in the estimated amount of $1,006,900 (excluding applicable taxes), for a three-year term commencing February 1, 2006 and expiring on January 31, 2009, being the most cost-effective solution in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that approval be granted to extend the contract for two additional 12-month periods, based on satisfactory service, performance and pricing, in an amount up to the limit of the approved budget for each optional year;

And further, that the 2006 Ambulance Budget shortfall of $325,000 be financed from the Working Fund Ambulance Reserve R1212 to cover the uniform costs.

Approved 2006-48


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Jack Gibbons, Chair, Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Letter dated November 14, 2005, Attaching a Report Summary and Fact Sheet Explaining how Ontario can Increase its Electricity Productivity and Create a 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity System

Received 2006-49

MA-C2. Bill Fisch, Regional Chair and CEO, York Region and Chair, Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario (MARCO), Letter dated November 21, 2005, Enclosing the MARCO Submission to the General Government Committee Regarding Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Act, 2005

Received 2006-50

See also Resolutions 2006-53 and 2006-59

MA-C3. News Release: Ontario Ministry of Labour, dated December 12, 2005, Declaring Mandatory Retirement at Age 65 Illegal in Ontario and Giving Employers One Year to Adapt Human Resources Policies and Practices to Comply with the Ending Mandatory Retirement Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005

Received 2006-51

MA-C4. John Tory, MPP, Leader of the Official Opposition, Letter dated December 12, 2005, Explaining the Provincial Conservative Party Decision to Vote Against Bill 37, the Respect for Municipalities Act, 2005

Received 2006-52

MA-C5. Ernie Hardeman, MPP, Oxford, Letter dated December 14, 2005, Expressing Concern with Regard to Bill 206, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Act, 2005

Received 2006-53

See also Resolutions 2006-50 and 2006-59

MA-C6. John Gerretsen, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated December 14, 2005, Announcing the Stronger City of Toronto for a Stronger Ontario Act, 2005, an Act that would Grant the City of Toronto Broad Powers Within its Jurisdiction

Received 2006-54

MA-C7. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 16, 2005, Providing an Implementation Update on the Federal Gas Tax

Received 2006-55

MA-C8. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 19, 2005, Providing a Summary of Matters Considered at the December Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Meeting with the Various Provincial Ministries

Received 2006-56

MA-C9. Alert: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated December 20, 2005, Requesting that Member Municipalities Encourage Residents to Raise Municipal Issues with Local Candidates Running in the Current Federal Election Campaign

Received 2006-57

See also Resolution 2006-61

MA-C10. John Gerretsen, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated December 20, 2005, Acknowledging the Letter of Chair Kolb dated November 23, 2005, Regarding the Region of Peel Position on Bill 123, Transparency in Public Matters Act, 2005 (Resolution 2005-1293)

Received 2006-58

MA-C11. John Gerretsen, Minister, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated December 20, 2005, Providing an Update on Bill 206, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Act, 2005

Received 2006-59

See also Resolutions 2006-50 and 2006-53

MA-C12. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 22, 2005, Providing the End of Session Status for Legislation Relating to Municipal Governments

Received 2006-60

MA-C13. Alert: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated January 5, 2006, Urging Municipal Governments to Encourage Local Candidates to Complete the National Election Check-up on Municipal Issues

Received 2006-61

See also Resolution 2006-57

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING


PL-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PL-A1. Request for Private Waste Collection, 48-50 Port Street - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-14-2006:

That private waste collection services be permitted for the proposed five-storey apartment building to be located at 48-50 Port Street, in the City of Mississauga, Ward 1;

And further, that the joint report of the Commissioners of Planning and Public Works, dated December 14, 2005, titled "Request for Private Waste Collection, 48-50 Port Street - City of Mississauga, Ward 1" be forwarded to the City of Mississauga and the applicant for their information.

Approved 2006-62


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Regional Official Plan Monitoring Program

Received 2006-63

PL-B2. Regional Response to Proposed Growth Plan

Referred to the January 26, 2006 2006-64 Regional Council meeting

See also Resolutions 2006-76 and 2006-77


PL-C. Transportation Planning

PL-C1. Highway 50/Highway 427 Extension Area Arterial Network Study

Received 2006-65


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. Marion Plaunt, Senior Strategic Advisor, Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), Letter dated November 30, 2005, Providing Staff Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference for the Niagara to Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Transit Corridor

Received 2006-66

PL-D2. Kathy Stranks, Supervisor, Board Member Services, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated December 13, 2005, Advising of Amendments to the TRCA Fee Schedule for Planning Services and Permitting

Received 2006-67

PL-D3. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 14, 2005, Advising that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) has Introduced Bill 51, the Planning and Conservation Land Statute Law Amendment Act

Received 2006-68

PL-D4. Shalini Alleluia, Committee Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated December 14, 2005, Requesting Amendments to Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 17

Received 2006-69

See also Resolution 2006-72

PL-D5. Charles Lalonde, Director, Environmental Policy and Programs Branch, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Letter dated December 15, 2005, Advising that the Revised Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formulae are Available for Review and Comment until January 28, 2006

Referred to Planning 2006-70

PL-D6. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 2, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton report titled "Status Report - Ministry of the Environment's Watershed Based Source Protection Planning"

Received 2006-71

PL-D7. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 2, 2006, Providing a Copy of the report titled "City of Brampton Comments - Proposed Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 17 (ROPA 17)"

Received 2006-72

See also Resolution 2006-69

PL-D8. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 2, 2006, Requesting that the Region of Peel Delegate Authority to the City of Brampton to Pass a By-law to Protect Trees from Injury or Destruction Within Woodlots

Received 2006-73

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

These items were dealt with under Resolutions 2006-11 and 2006-28 to 2006-44 inclusive


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item: F-1

1. Update on GO Transit Funding (Oral)

Received 2006-74


b) Report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee (GTAA-2006-1) meeting held on January 19, 2006


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-1-2006:

That the agenda for the January 19, 2006, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2006-75


3. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS


4. COMMUNICATIONS


5. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Committee moved In Camera at 8:46 a.m.

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

Committee moved out of In Camera at 9:17 a.m.

2. Staff Reports

a) Regional Response to Proposed Growth Plan

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated January 4, 2006, titled "Regional Response to Proposed Growth Plan", be referred to a future General Committee meeting, to allow time for the three area municipalities to develop consistent wording for the resolutions which will constitute the municipal comments on the Growth Plan, to the Province.

Carried 2006-76

See also Resolutions 2006-64 and 2006-77

Additional Item - 9a:

9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated January 19, 2006 to the Minister of Public Infrastucture Renewal, Enclosing a Copy of City of Mississauga Resolution 0007-2006 Regarding the Delegation of Responsibilities to Lower Tier Municipalities under the Proposed Growth Plan

Received 2006-77

See also Resolutions 2006-64 and 2006-76


b) Proposal to Expand Waste Operations at 75 Sun Pac Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 10

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-6

See also Resolutions 2006-3, 2006-5, 2006-6, 2006-9, 2006-10 and 2006-11


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 1-2006: A by-law to authorize the temporary borrowing of monies to meet current expenditures pending receipt of Revenues.

By-law 2-2006: A by-law to requisition from the lower tier municipalities a sum not exceeding 50 per cent of the amount that in By-law 46-2005 was to be raised in each lower tier municipality before the adoption of the final Regional estimates for the year 2006.

By-law 3-2006: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) in the City of Brampton.

By-law 4-2006: A by-law to establish the water consumption fees and charges and to repeal By-law 83-2005 titled the "New Water System Fees and Charges By-law, 2005".

By-law 5-2006: A by-law to establish the wastewater system fees and charges (sewer charge rates) and to repeal By-law 81-2005 titled the "New Wastewater System Fees and Charges (Sewer Charge Rates) By-law, 2005".

By-law 6-2006: A by-law to establish the waste management system fees and charges and to repeal By-law 82-2005 titled the "Waste Management System Fees and Charges By-law, 2005".

By-law 7-2006: A by-law to establish the sewer surcharge rate and sewer waste disposal charge and to repeal By-law 80-2005 titled the "New Sewer Surcharge Rate and Sewer Waste Disposal Charge By-law, 2005".

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 1-2006 to 7-2006 inclusive, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Deputy Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.


Carried 2006-78

See also Resolutions 2006-12, 2006-45, 2006-46 and 2006-47

Councillor Groves departed at 11:24 a.m.


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated January 19, 2006 to the Minister of Public Infrastucture Renewal, enclosing a copy of City of Mississauga Resolution 0007-2006 Regarding the Delegation of Responsibilities to Lower Tier Municipalities under the Proposed Growth Plan

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-77


Regional Council recessed at 11:31 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:02 p.m.

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



10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the reports of the In Camera General Committee meeting held on January 19, 2006, and the In Camera Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison meeting held on January 19, 2006 and a Council report relating to the following:

Carried 2006-79

Councillor Iannicca departed at 12:08 p.m.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2006-80

Staff Reports - Item 11.2a was dealt with.

2. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations (Oral)

Received 2006-81


1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-1) meeting held on January 19, 2006

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-15-2006:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Abbott Laboratories Limited, as Vendor, for the purchase of a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 6 West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga, formerly in the Township of Toronto, Regional Municipality of Peel, identified as Parts 12 and 14 on draft Reference Plan 20-05-007-004 prepared by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ontario Limited dated April 18, 2005, for a purchase price of $33,000, plus taxes and costs and a temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 6 West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga, formerly in the Township of Toronto, Regional Municipality of Peel, identified as Parts 13 and 15 on draft Reference Plan 20-05-007-004 prepared by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ontario Limited dated April 18, 2005, for a purchase price of $10,203, plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 02-1930.

Approved 2006-82

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-16-2006:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Her Majesty The Queen in right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, as Vendor, for the purchase of a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lots 13 and 14, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, identified as Parts 2, 5 and 7 on Reference Plan 43R-29865, City of Brampton, formerly in the Township of Toronto, Regional Municipality of Peel for a purchase price of $66,100, plus taxes and costs and a temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lots 13 and 14, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, identified as Parts 1, 3, 4, 6 and 8 on Reference Plan 43R-29865, City of Brampton, formerly in the Township of Toronto, Regional Municipality of Peel for a purchase price of $21,600, plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Public Works Project 03-2151.

Approved 2006-83

G3. Labour relations or employee negotiations (Oral)
Presentation by R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and Peter Dundas, Director of Ambulance and Emergency Programs, Corporate Services

Received 2006-84


b) In Camera Report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee (GTAA-2006-1) meeting held on January 19, 2006

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-2-2006:

That the names of the following individuals be submitted to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) as the Region of Peel nominees to the GTAA Board of Directors:

a) Stanley G. Archdekin
b) Edward J. Kowal
c) Sheryl M. McKean

And further, that the selected candidates be so advised.

Approved 2006-85

2. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations (Oral)

This item was dealt under Resolution 2006-81




12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That By-law 9-2006 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on January 26, 2006, 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 Deputy Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2006-86


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:37 p.m.

 

 

A. Macintyre
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Deputy Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair