April 6, 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-2006-4) meeting held on March 30, 2006
b) Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2006-3) meeting held on March 28, 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-2006-4) meeting held on March 30, 2006
    b) Staff Reports
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
April 6, 2006

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


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Palleschi recited the prayer.

Members:
G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, A. Groves, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart

Members Absent:
E. Adams, S. DiMarco, due to vacation; H. McCallion, 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; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; 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) March 9, 2006 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 9, 2006, be approved.

Carried 2006-291

b) March 30, 2006 Special Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the minutes of the Special Regional Council meeting held on March 30, 2006, be amended to note the absence of Councillor Morrison as due to illness;

And further, that the minutes of the March 30, 2006 Special Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2006-292

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Stewart,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the agenda for the April 6, 2006 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional In Camera item regarding labour relations or employee negotiations;

And further, that the agenda for the April 6, 2006 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2006-293

See also Resolution 2006-383


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated March 31, 2006, Requesting the Approval of Regional Council to Increase the PPSB Capital Budget Funding from $183,000 to $262,043 to Complete the Implementation of PeopleSoft Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Civilian E-Recruit Project

Received 2006-294

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the following motion approved by the Peel Police Services Board on March 31, 2006, be endorsed, which reads:

"That subject to Regional Council approval, the Board approve the budget redeployment transferring funding in the amount of $79,043 from Capital Budget 04-8212 Computer Equipment to Capital Budget 05-8216 Human Resources Management System (HRMS) Development, increasing this budget from $183,000 to $262,043;

And further, that the Manager of Purchasing be authorized to enter into direct negotiations with KataLogic Inc. to complete the implementation of PeopleSoft HRMS Recruitment Project in the amount of $262,043 (exclusive of applicable taxes) all in accordance with Purchasing By-law 321, Section 5.2.1 and 5.2.2;

And further, that Board staff forward the report dated March 10, 2006 entitled "PeopleSoft HRMS Implementation - Civilian E-Recruit" to Regional Council for approval."

Carried 2006-295

b) Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 24, 2006, Regarding the 2006 Provincial Budget which Offers No Real Plans for Municipalities for Additional Uploading of Provincial Health and Social Services Costs and including a Related News Release

Received 2006-296

c) Marcedes Andrews-Overell, President, Students Against Violation of the Environment (S.A.V.E.), Lorne Park Secondary School, Letter dated March 14, 2006 to Councillor Mullin, Requesting the Region of Peel to Operate a Reuse Centre in the City of Mississauga and Enclosing a Petition Signed by 285 Students in Support of the Request

Referred to Public Works 2006-297

d) Keith Tansley, Executive Director, Community Living Mississauga, Letter dated March 22, 2006, Informing of the Status of the Labour Dispute between Community Living Mississauga and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Received 2006-298

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:42 a.m.


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-4) meeting held on March 30, 2006

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on March 30, 2006 be amended to note the late arrival of Councillor Prentice as due to other municipal business;

And further, that the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on March 30, 2006 be amended to note the absence of Councillor Morrison as due to illness;

And further, that the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on March 30, 2006 be amended to refer Items Related to Management - Items MA-C2 and MA-C7 be referred to the Regional Chair for response;

And further, that the minutes of the General Committee meeting held on March 30, 2006 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2006-299

See also Resolutions 2006-309 and 2006-314

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-63-2006:

That the agenda for the March 30, 2006, General Committee meeting be amended to bring forward Items Related to In Camera Matters, to be dealt with at 10:30 a.m.;

And further, that the agenda for the March 30, 2006 General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2006-300


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Jim Grieve, Chair and Elaina DiBattista, Program Director, Success By 6 Peel, Providing a Summary of the Community Report Card

Received 2006-301

D2. Glenn Barnes, Chair, TransHelp Advisory Committee, Presenting the TransHelp Advisory Committee 2005 Annual Report

Received 2006-302

See also Resolution 2006-303

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-D1 was dealt with.

SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-D. TransHelp

HS-D1. TransHelp Advisory Committee 2005 Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-64-2006:

That the TransHelp Advisory Committee 2005 Annual Report attached as Appendix I to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services, dated March 6, 2006, titled "TransHelp Advisory Committee 2005 Annual Report", be received.

Approved 2006-303

See also Resolution 2006-302

Items Related to In Camera Matters - Items G1 to G3 were dealt with.

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

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

G3. Labour relations or employee negotiations

Additional Items - Items G4 and G5

G4. Labour relations or employee negotiations

G5. The security of the property of the municipality or local board

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Clerk's

MA-A1. Appointment to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board

RECOMMENDATION GC-65-2006:

That Councillor Gael Miles be appointed to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board for a term ending November 30, 2006, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2006-304

FINANCE

MA-B. Corporate Finance

MA-B1. 2005 Investment Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-66-2006:

That in compliance with Provincial Regulation 438/97, as amended by O. Reg. 655/05, governing municipal investment practices, the annual report, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 22, 2006, titled "2005 Investment Report", be approved.

Approved 2006-305

MA-B2. 2006 Final Regional Levy By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2006:

That the 2006 Current Budget be amended to recognize an additional $470,881 in assessment growth as set out in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 14, 2006, titled "2006 Final Regional Levy By-law";

And further, that the 2006 tax levy requisition be increased to $637,500,000;

And further, that a by-law which apportions the net levy requirement of $637,500,000 to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon in accordance with the Council approved apportionment formula and per the Financial Control By-law, as detailed in Appendix I of the subject report, inclusive of technical adjustments related to waste management expenditures, be presented to Regional Council.

Approved 2006-306

See also Resolution 2006-374

MA-B3. Development Charges By-law Review

Received 2006-307


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Peter Ferreira, Chair, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Letter dated February 13, 2006, to Gerard Kennedy, Minister of Education, Urging the Province to Review the Formula Used to Determine the Maximum Number of Trustees for School Boards and Recommending an Increase in Trustees for Populations Greater than 100,000

Received 2006-308

See also Resolution 2006-319

MA-C2. Harinder S. Takhar, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated February 15, 2006, Advising that Bill 18 Received Royal Assent on December 15, 2005, Incorporating an Amendment to the GO Transit Act, 2001 Extending Municipal Development Charges By-laws for GO Transit Capital Costs until December 31, 2006

Referred to the Regional Chair for response 2006-309

See also Resolutions 2006-299 and 2006-314

MA-C3. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 23, 2006, Providing a Copy of a Town of Caledon Staff Report Endorsing a Regional By-law Delegating Tax Ratio Setting from the Region of Peel to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon, in Accordance with Section 310 of the Municipal Act, 2001, for the 2006 Property Tax Year

Received 2006-310

See also Resolution 2006-315

MA-C4. D. Wayne Fyffe, Secretary, Board of Governors, Credit Valley Hospital, Letter dated February 23, 2006, Advising of the Proposed Elimination of the Region of Peel Council Representative on the Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors Coinciding with the Municipal Council Term Ending November 30, 2006

Deferred to the April 20, 2006 General Committee meeting 2006-311

MA-C5. David Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel, Letter dated February 27, 2006, Replying to a letter from Shirley Hoy, City Manager, City of Toronto, dated February 15, 2006, Regarding the Decision by Region of Peel Council to Limit 2006 GTA Equalization Payments to 2005 Levels

Referred to the Regional Chair and the Acting Chief Administrative Officer 2006-312

MA-C6. Shelley Porteous, Executive Assistant, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated February 28, 2006, Providing a Copy of a Report and Motion Regarding the PPSB 2005 Annual Report on Board Activities

Received 2006-313

MA-C7. Harinder S. Takhar, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated February 28, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb Regarding Municipal Concerns Affecting the Municipal Funding Contribution to the GO Transit 10-Year Growth Capital Plan

Referred to the Regional Chair for response 2006-314

See also Resolutions 2006-299 and 2006-309

MA-C8. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Region of Peel, Letter dated March 1, 2006, to John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Attaching Region of Peel By-law Number 8-2006 Delegating the Tax Ratio-Setting Authority to the Area Municipalities and Enclosing Resolutions from the Area Municipalities Supporting the Decision of the Region of Peel

Received 2006-315

See also Resolution 2006-310

MA-C9. David Kingston, Chair, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) Board, Letter dated March 1, 2006, Assuring Employers, Members and Retirees of the Continued Commitment by the Board to Providing Industry Leading Pension Services Following the Passing of Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System Act

Received 2006-316

See also Resolution 2006-318

MA-C10. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 3, 2006, Providing Details on its Ongoing Dialogue with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) on the Review of the Municipal Act, 2001

Received 2006-317

MA-C11. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 3, 2006, Urging Municipalities to Track the Financial Impacts of Bill 206, An Act to Revise the Ontario Government Municipal Retirement System (OMERS) Act, Including Supplementary Plans, on Behalf of Taxpayers and Employees

Received 2006-318

See also Resolution 2006-316

MA-C12. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 3, 2006, Regarding the Recent Provincial Announcement Proposing Four-Year Terms for Local Council Members and School Trustees

Received 2006-319

See also Resolution 2006-308

MA-C13. Roger Anderson, Co-Chair of the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton (GTAH) Mayors and Regional Chairs Group, Letter dated March 6, 2006, Supporting the Attached Township of Scugog By-law Number 02-06 Regarding the Restrictions of the Use of Replica and Imitation Firearms

Received 2006-320

MA-C14. Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance, Letter dated March 6, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb Regarding the Interpretation of the Ontario Health Premium (OHP) in Public Sector Collective Agreements

Received 2006-321

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. Planning Policy and Research

PL-A1. Liveable Peel Conference: A Sustainable Future for our Community

Received 2006-322


PL-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-B1. Report of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) meeting held on November 10, 2005

Received 2006-323

See also Resolution 2006-328

PL-B2. Shalini Alleluia, Committee Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 23, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Report Regarding the Town of Oakville Official Plan Amendment Number 117

Received 2006-324

PL-B3. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 23, 2006, Providing a Copy of a Letter to the Provincial Minister of Transportation, and Enclosing the Town of Caledon Report titled the "Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study"

Received 2006-325

PL-B4. Kathy Stranks, Manager, Chair and Chief Administrative Officer's Office, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated February 28, 2006, Providing a Copy of a Report in Support of Bill 51, the Planning and Conservation Statute Law Amendment Act

Received 2006-326

See also Resolution 2006-327

PL-B5. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 6, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Report Recommending Amendments to Bill 51, the Planning and Conservation Statute Law Amendment Act

Received 2006-327

See also Resolution 2006-326

PL-B6. Nick Ferri, Chairman, Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG), Letter dated March 9, 2006, Responding on Behalf of PAAWG Urging Members of Regional Council to Consider the Importance of the Environmental Farm Plan to Address Sediment Control

Received 2006-328

See also Resolution 2006-323

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Municipal Access Agreement with Bell Canada for Access to the Region of Peel Rights-of-Way

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2006:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Municipal Access Agreement (MAA) with Bell Canada in the form attached as Appendix I to the joint report of the Commissioners of Public Works; Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; and Housing and Property and General Manager of Peel Living, dated March 10, 2006, titled "Municipal Access Agreement with Bell Canada for Access to the Region of Peel Rights-of-Way";

And further, that all telecommunications companies without existing telecommunications equipment in Regional rights-of-way be required to enter into an MAA, in substantially the same form as attached as Appendix I to the subject report, prior to receiving a road occupancy permit;

And further, that staff be authorized to require telecommunications companies having existing installations within the Regional rights-of-way to enter into an MAA, in substantially the same form as attached as Appendix I to the subject report, within three months of the date the subject report is approved;

And further, that staff be authorized to deny road occupancy permits to telecommunications companies that have not executed an MAA in substantially the same form as attached as Appendix I to the subject report, with the Region within three months of the date the subject report is approved;

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

Approved 2006-329


PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of a Sanitary Sewer System in the Village of Inglewood, Capital Project 06-2720 - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2006:

That a 250mm (10 inch) diameter sanitary sewer be constructed as a Local Improvement on Victoria Street, Louise Street, Lorne Street, McKenzie Street, MacDonald Street and McLaughlin Road, in the Town of Caledon, a total approximate distance of 2,600m (8,530.18 feet), at a total estimated cost of $4,200,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 06-2720;

And further, that the Region of Peel portion of the funding in the amount of $3,273,228 be financed from the Wastewater Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0242);

And further, that the portion of the property owners in the amount of $926,772 be set up as an external recovery and collected as a special charge;

And further, that these actions will not affect the debt capacity of the Region;

And further, a by-law authorizing the undertaking of the works under O. Reg. 119/03, Local Improvement Charges - Priority Lien Status, under the Municipal Act, 2001, and imposition of a sanitary sewer frontage rate of $315.00 per metre ($96.01 per foot) plus a mandatory connection fee of $1,550.00 per lot, current on the date the petition was issued, at the completion of construction, be presented to Regional Council;

And further, that the benefiting property owners be charged 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 Council Resolution and a "Notice to Amend" the tax rolls of the petitioned owners to the Town of Caledon for appropriate action.

Approved 2006-330

PW-B2. Sanitary Sewer on Regional Road 8 (Gore Road) from Ebenezer Road to Castlemore Road, Engineering Services Extension, Capital Project 03-2210, Document 2003-036P - City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2006:

That the existing contract Document 2003-036P for Engineering Services between the Region of Peel and UMA Engineering Limited be extended to provide additional detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision of a sanitary trunk sewer on Regional Road 8 (Gore Road) from Ebenezer Road to Castlemore Road in the City of Brampton, Ward 10, at an estimated cost of $555,600 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 03-2210, for a total commitment of $1,635,600 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with purchasing By-law 62-2001;

And further, that authority be given to extend the contract with UMA Engineering Limited to complete the work related to any additional unforeseen project issues up to the limit of the approved budget, subject to disclosure of any such actions undertaken in the regularly scheduled Triannual Report.

Approved 2006-331


PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-C1. Annual Summary Report: Municipal Water Supplies

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2006:

That the 2005 Annual Water Summary report be endorsed to comply with the Drinking-Water Systems Regulation (O. Reg. 170/03).

Approved 2006-332

PW-D. Waste Management

PW-D1. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2006-3) meeting held on March 23, 2006


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-8-2006:

That the agenda for the March 23, 2006 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to include an editorial from the Brampton Guardian regarding waste management planning in the Region of Peel, to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the March 23, 2006 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to include a letter to the Editor from the Toronto Star regarding the use of incinerators for waste disposal, to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the March 23, 2006, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2006-333

See also Resolutions 2006-339 and 2006-340


3. DELEGATIONS

a) Shaun Hewitt, Director, Business and Information Services, and Judy Showers, Manager, Public Education and Program Services, Providing Information on Public Works Community Programs Funding

Received 2006-334

See also Resolution 2006-336

b) Ranjana Mitra, Executive Director, and Boserka Nestorovska, Board Member, Community Environment Alliance of Peel (CEA), Regarding the 2006 Public Works Community Programs Funding Proposal

Received 2006-335

RECOMMENDATION WM-9-2006:

That staff be requested to provide additional information outlining:

  • which programs and activities are funded through the Public Works Community Programs Funding (PWCPF) program for the three currently funded community groups (Brampton Clean City Committee, Citizens for a Clean Caledon and EcoSource Mississauga);
  • which programs and activities do staff propose to fund for the Community Environment Alliance (CEA) of Peel; and
  • how the programs and services proposed by CEA would complement those currently provided by Brampton Clean City Committee, Citizens for a Clean Caledon and EcoSource Mississauga, without duplicating those services already provided by the three currently funded community groups;

And further, that the above noted information be presented to a future General Committee meeting.

Approved 2006-336

See also Resolution 2006-334


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Environment Day Events

Received 2006-337

b) Demonstration of a "Transportable Waste Disintegration System"

Received 2006-338


5. UPDATES


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. IN CAMERA MATTERS


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items: 8a and 8b

a) Brampton Guardian Editorial, Terry Miller, dated March 17, 2006, titled "Garbage a Ticking Time Bomb"

Received 2006-339

See also Resolutions 2006-333 and 2006-340

b) Toronto Star Letter to the Editor, Lars Henriksson, Honorary Consul, Consulate of Sweden, Toronto, dated March 18, 2006, titled "Waste Not to Burn the Waste"

Received 2006-340

See also Resolutions 2006-333 and 2006-339


PW-E. Business and Information Services

PW-E1. Proclamations of Event Weeks

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2006:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

AND WHEREAS Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that identifies waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

AND WHEREAS Earth Week educates residents on how to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting to divert waste;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of April 16 to 22, 2006, be proclaimed Earth Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2006-341


RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2006:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

AND WHEREAS Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that identifies waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

AND WHEREAS composting can reduce the amount of waste residents set out to the curb by 40 per cent;

AND WHEREAS Compost Awareness Week educates residents on how to compost and the value of diverting this material from garbage;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 7 to 13, 2006, be proclaimed Compost Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2006-342


RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2006:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for providing safe and affordable drinking water to residents and businesses in the Region;

AND WHEREAS Regional Council has endorsed a water efficiency strategy aimed at raising awareness and education about water use;

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel promotes the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 7 to 13, 2006, be proclaimed Drinking Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2006-343


RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2006:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for planning and providing safe, secure, and reliable road, water, wastewater, and waste management services to residents and businesses;

AND WHEREAS Public Works Week helps to raise awareness of the importance of the Public Works industry in maintaining quality service to the community;

AND WHEREAS this week provides an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of Public Works staff;

AND WHEREAS the theme of the 2006 National Public Works Week Celebration is "Public Works: The Heart of Every Community";

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel promotes understanding and appreciation of the importance of the Public Works Department in benefiting the community;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 14 to 20, 2006, be proclaimed Public Works Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2006-344


RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2006:

WHEREAS both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity are essential for life on earth;

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel Public Works Department Service Strategy Business Plan promotes water conservation and efficiency and the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

AND WHEREAS the 2006 Peel Children's Water Festival will be held May 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, and 31 at the Heart Lake Conservation Area in the City of Brampton;


AND WHEREAS Saturday, May 27, 2006 will be designated as Community Day, to give residents the opportunity to take part in the Festival;

AND WHEREAS up to 5,000 elementary school students in Peel will become aware of the importance of protecting, respecting, and conserving water resources and the natural environment;

AND WHEREAS Peel Public Health, Peel Planning, and Peel Public Works have worked together with many community partners including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, while further developing partnerships with federal and provincial ministries, area municipalities and the private and not-for-profit sectors;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of May 25 to 31, 2006, be proclaimed Children's Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2006-345


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. James Knight, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated February 24, 2006, Advising of the Second Payment to the Region of Peel in Regard to the Integrated Fixed-Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) Demonstration for the Cost-Effective Wastewater Treatment Project

Received 2006-346

PW-F2. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 13, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Report in Response to the City of Mississauga Staff Report Regarding Power Generating Facilities

Received 2006-347

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Testing of Private Wells in Rural Areas when Drilling, Development or Capital Works is being Conducted

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2006:

That staff from the Public Works and Health Departments continue to be vigilant in protecting existing private well water supplies from the potential adverse effects of development;

And further, that staff enhance existing procedures concerning private well monitoring and notifications in relation to development and capital construction works in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2006-348


HEALTH

HS-B. Environmental Health

HS-B1. West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2006:

That the report titled "2005 West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel" attached as Appendix II to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Health and the Medical Officer of Health, dated February 20, 2006 titled "West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel", be received;

And further, that the Region of Peel's "West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2006" attached as Appendix III to the subject report, be approved.

Approved 2006-349

HS-B2. Safety of Public Drinking Water Fountains

Received 2006-350


HS-B3. Greenfield South Electrical Generating Station

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2006:

That a letter be submitted to Greenfield South Power Corporation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment requesting that the Region of Peel be consulted on the siting of the ambient air monitoring stations, and to be invited to participate on the Community Advisory Committee.

Approved 2006-351


HS-C. Long-Term Care

HS-C1. Peel Long Term Care 2005 Resident Satisfaction Survey Results

Received 2006-352


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-D. TransHelp

HS-D1. TransHelp Advisory Committee 2005 Annual Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-303

See also Resolution 2006-302


HS-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-E1. Dr. Sheela V. Basrur, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated February 15, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated January 10, 2006, Regarding Public Health Capacity Review - Interim Report

Received 2006-353

HS-E2. David O'Toole, Director, Urban and Rural Infrastructure Policy Branch, Ministry of Transportation, Letter dated February 17, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated January 25, 2006, Regarding State of the Region's Health 2005 - Focus on Overweight, Obesity and Related Health Consequences in Adults

Received 2006-354

HS-E3. News Release: From the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, dated March 1, 2006 and Related Backgrounder dated March 1, 2006, Indicating that the Ontario Government is Strengthening the Role of Local Communities in Health Care Decisions Through the New Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) Legislation

Received 2006-355

HS-E4. Laurel C. Broten, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated March 1, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated January 9, 2006, Regarding the Proposal to Create a Greater Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Received 2006-356

HS-E5. Mike Colle, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated March 7, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated February 8, 2006, Regarding the Canada - Ontario Immigration Agreement

Received 2006-357

HS-E6. Navdeep Singh Bains, M.P. Mississauga-Brampton South, Letter dated March 8, 2006, Regarding the Campaign Promise of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Cancel the National Early Learning and Childcare

Received 2006-358


b) Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2006-3) meeting held on March 28, 2006

1. CALL TO ORDER


2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-7-2006:

That the minutes of the February 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2006-359

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2006:

That the agenda for the March 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to postpone Presentations - Item 5a to be dealt with at 2:00 p.m.;

And further, that the agenda for the March 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to postpone Presentations - Item 5b at 1:00 p.m.;

And further, that the agenda for the March 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include an article from the Toronto Star regarding the audible crossing signal poles in the City of Toronto, to be dealt with under Communications;

And further, that the agenda for the March 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include a City of Brampton News Release regarding the Canada Blooms Universal Access Award for innovative accessible design presented to the City of Brampton, to be dealt with under Communications;

And further, that the agenda for the March 28, 2006 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2006-360

See also Resolutions 2006-364 and 2006-365


4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Glenn Barnes, Chair, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee, Letter dated March 9, 2006 to Daniel Kraszewski, Manager, Site Plan, Planning and Building Department, City of Brampton, Requesting a Waiver of Site Plan Control for the Proposed Renovations and Improvements to the Front-Entrance Ramp at Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton

Received 2006-361

b. Glenn Barnes, Chair, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee, Letter dated March 9, 2006 to Daniel Kraszewski, Manager, Site Plan, Planning and Building Department, City of Brampton, Supporting the Site Plan and Architectural Plans Submitted for the Joint Use Region of Peel-Peel Regional Police Facility Site Plan Application

Received 2006-362

c. Accessibility Advisory Committee Continuing Education Flyer for March 25, 2006

Received 2006-363

Additional Items - 4d and 4e

d. Article: Toronto Star, dated March 21, 2006, titled "Silence Not Golden Here" Regarding the Installation of Crossing Signal Poles that Emit Sound to Guide Persons with Visual Disability

Received 2006-364

e. News Release: City of Brampton, dated March 20, 2006, Announcing the Canada Blooms Universal Access Award for Innovative Accessible Design Presented to the City of Brampton at the 2006 Canada Blooms Show

Received 2006-365


5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Mel Watson, Facilities Asset Management, Development and Construction, Housing and Property, Region of Peel, Providing a Comparative Analysis on Region of Peel Design Guidelines

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2006-369

b. Mauricio Fuenzalida, Fire and Life Safety Co-ordinator, Housing and Property, Region of Peel, Providing a Fire Drill and Evacuation Orientation for the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Members

Received 2006-366


6. REPORTS


7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

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

Received 2006-367

b. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2006-368

Delegations/Presentations - Item 5a was dealt with.

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Mel Watson, Facilities Asset Management, Development and Construction, Housing and Property, Region of Peel, Providing a Comparative Analysis on Region of Peel Design Guidelines

Received 2006-369

A quorum of voting members was lost, and in accordance with Section III-4(f) of the Region of Peel Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) continued to receive information from staff.


8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel Regarding Location of Future Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Meetings (Oral)

Received 2006-370

Additional Items - 9b and 9c

b. March 25, 2006 AAC Continuing Education Workshop Organized by the City of Kitchener (Oral)

Received 2006-371

c. National Access Awareness Week (Oral)

Received 2006-372

2. Staff Reports

a) Volunteer Week - April 23 to 29, 2006

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

WHEREAS National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, 2006, provides an opportunity to pay special tribute to volunteers across Canada who give of themselves to better their communities and the lives of others;

AND WHEREAS Regional volunteers supply a valued link between our programs and our diverse communities;

AND WHEREAS the Region of Peel encourages the teamwork of volunteers and staff to become a citizen-focused government;

AND WHEREAS across Regional departments, more than 1,700 volunteers are contributing to the success of Regional programs within our community;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the week of April 23 to 29, 2006 be proclaimed VOLUNTEER WEEK in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2006-373

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 19-2006: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 21-2006: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2006 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on lower-tier municipalities.

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
19-2006 and 21-2006, 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 2006-374

See also Resolution 2006-306

9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the report of the In Camera General Committee meeting held on March 30, 2006 and Council reports relating to the following:

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

Additional Item

  • Labour relations or employee negotiations

Carried 2006-375


Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2006-376


1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2006-4) meeting held on March 30, 2006

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2006:

That a by-law be enacted authorizing and directing that the following steps be taken with respect to the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Block A, Registered Plan M-55, Town of Caledon, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-30234 for the purpose of the expansion of the Caledon East Well Number 4 and Pumping Station and works ancillary thereto and for the acquisition of the permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Block A, Registered Plan M-55, Town of Caledon, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on Reference Plan 43R-5223 for the purpose of removing the registered easement interest from lands owned by The Regional Municipality of Peel;

(a) approval of the expropriation;
(b) registration of the Plan of Expropriation;
(c) service of the Notice of Expropriation;
(d) preparation of an appraisal report of the market value of the lands and damages for injurious affection, if any;
(e) service upon the registered owners of offers in full compensation and offers for immediate payment of 100 per cent of the market value, together with the appraisal report; and
(f) service of a Notice of Possession.

Approved 2006-377

See also Resolution 2006-384

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2006:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Phuc Tran, as Vendor, for the purchase of fee simple interest in lands and building described as Part Lot 9, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, PIN 14092-0009, and known municipally as 9602 Mississauga Road, Brampton, Ontario, for a purchase price of $530,250 plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the budget for Public Works Project 06-4025 for the widening of Mississauga Road from Queen Street to Bovaird Drive be increased from $239,000 to $769,000 in order to facilitate the complete purchase of the subject lands;

And further, that additional funds of $330,000 from the Development Charges Reserves (R3505) and $200,000 from External Charges be provided to Public Works Project 06-4025.

Approved 2006-378

G3. Labour relations or employee negotiations (Oral)

Received 2006-379

Additional Items - Items G4 and G5

G4. Labour relations or employee negotiations (Oral)

Received 2006-380

G5. The security of the property of the municipality or local board (Oral)

Received 2006-381

2. Staff Reports

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

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Purewood Investments Inc., as Vendor, for the purchase of fee simple lands described as Part of Lot 1, Concession 2, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel (formerly Township of Chinguacousy, County of Peel), designated as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-22105, for a purchase price of $2,533,280.00 plus taxes and costs;

And further, that this land purchase for $2,653,280.00 be set up under Capital Project 06-1923, financed from Reserve R3620, Development Charges South Peel Water - Out of Bylaw;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete this transaction, including the execution of all Documents, Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.

Carried 2006-382

Additional Item - Item 11-2b

b) Labour relations or employee negotiations (Oral)

Received 2006-383

11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA MATTERS

Three Readings

By-law 20-2006: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Block A, Registered Plan M-55, in the Town of Caledon, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-30234 and Part 3 on Reference Plan 43R-5223 and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the by-law relating to In Camera item - Item G1, being By-law 20-2006, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and the Deputy Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2006-384

See also Resolution 2006-377


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That By-law 24-2006 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 6, 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 2006-385

 

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:21 a.m.

 

 

A. Macintyre
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Deputy Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair