January 25, 2007Regional 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-2007-1) meeting held on January 18, 2007
     
 
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
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
January 25, 2007

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 Dale recited the prayer.

Members:

E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, C. Parrish, R. Paterak, P. Saito, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead

Members Absent:
G. Gibson, due to personal matters; S. McFadden, due to other municipal business; M. Prentice, due to illness
Also Present:
D. Szwarc, 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; A. Fenwick, Acting Commissioner of Health; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services; Dr. M. Ward, Acting Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator
   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) December 14, 2006 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on December 14, 2006, be approved.

Carried 2007-1


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the agenda for the January 25, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a letter from the Town of Caledon regarding the Region of Peel representative to the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA), to be dealt with under Communications;

And further, that the agenda for the January 25, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a motion from Councillor Moore regarding the Region of Peel representative to the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA), in relation to Communications - Item 6a;

And further, that the agenda for the January 25, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an article from the Toronto Star, dated January 24, 2007, titled "Standing up for GO", to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the January 25, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a memorandum from Regional Chair Kolb, dated January 25, 2007, regarding use-of-force training for Peel Regional Police, to be dealt with under Other Business

And further, that the agenda for the January 25, 2007 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2007-2

See also Resolutions 2007-3, 2007-5, 2007-80 and 2007-81


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated January 8, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated December 20, 2006, Regarding the Submission of Two Nominees for Appointment to the Board of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA)

Motion relating to the Region of Peel representative to the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA)

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the letter from Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation dated January 8, 2007, responding to a letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated December 20, 2006 regarding the Submission of Two Nominees for Appointment to the Board of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA), be received;

And further, that City of Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell be recommended for appointment as the Region of Peel representative to the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA).

Councillor Saito raised a point of order stating that the motion moved by Councillor Moore and seconded by Councillor Miles was contrary to a previously adopted motion (Resolution 2006-1206) passed on December 14, 2006 and would require a two-thirds vote to re-open.

Regional Chair Kolb indicated that the first part of the motion is not contrary since it is just to receive, but the second part of the motion would require two-thirds vote in order for that to carry.

The Regional Clerk was requested to clarify the rules of procedure.

The Regional Clerk advised that because there is an item on the agenda in regard to the GTTA appointment, a motion may be placed in relation to that item. If there was not an item related to the GTTA appointment on the agenda, it would be a re-opening.

Councillor Moore advised that this is not consistent with the legal advice received at the City of Brampton. The view they have is that the letter from the Minister of Transportation is new information and only 50 per cent plus one would be required to carry the motion.

The Regional Solicitor was requested to provide an opinion.

The Regional Solicitor advised that in accordance with Region of Peel Procedural By-law 57-2006, a motion to amend or rescind, or contrary in substance to the decision on a previous motion adopted within the same term of Council requires a two-thirds vote to carry. Two-thirds vote means at least two thirds of the votes cast by members who are present and eligible to vote.

Councillor Moore noted that the previously adopted motion was passed with the knowledge that the legislation did not provide for what was being requested and that it was an attempt on the part of Regional Council to send a message to the Minister that it is our belief that the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, rather than the Region of Peel, should be represented. Councillor Moore inquired as to who the Region of Peel representative would be if a two-thirds vote is not achieved.

The Regional Solicitor advised that there is a provision in the statute that deals with the circumstances of should Council not recommend an appointment in accordance with the legislation, then it leaves it up to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council on the advice of the Minister to make the appointment.

The Regional Chair ruled that the second clause of the motion moved by Councillor Moore would require a two-thirds majority vote of Council to carry as it is contrary in nature to a previously adopted motion.

Councillor Moore appealed the ruling of the Regional Chair.

By a majority vote, the decision of the Regional Chair was sustained.

Councillor Sprovieri raised a point of clarification, noting that it was his belief that the previously adopted motion (Resolution 2006-1206) is now invalid.

Chair Kolb indicated that the information with regard to the position of the Minister on the number of positions is not new, it was identified in each of the letters presented.

Councillor Moore requested clarification with regards to whether the next vote would be to determine if there is a two-thirds majority in favour of re-opening the question.

The Regional Clerk advised that because there is already an item on the agenda related to this matter, the motion can properly be placed on the floor. However, since the motion itself is contrary in nature to a previously adopted resolution within the current term of Council, the motion requires a two-thirds vote in support to carry.

Councillor Fennell raised a point of clarification, stating the opinion that the motion is consistent, that her name was in the first resolution and is also in this one.

Councillor Moore questioned how the motion is contrary.

Regional Chair Kolb indicated that it is contrary in nature in that it is forwarding one name rather than two.

Councillor Adams arrived at 9:53 a.m.

Councillor Moore withdrew the second clause of the motion.

The following motion was then voted upon.

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the letter from Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation dated January 8, 2007, responding to a letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated December 20, 2006 regarding the Submission of Two Nominees for Appointment to the Board of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA), be received.

Councillor Fennell requested a recorded vote:

In favour: E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, C. Parrish, R. Paterak, P. Saito, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead
  Total - 21
   
Opposed: Nil
   
Absent: Gibson, McFadden, Prentice
  Total - 3

Carried unanimously 2007-3

See also Resolutions 2007-2, 2007-4, 2007-5 and 2007-28

b) Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, Clerk's Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 23, 2007 Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution C014-2007 Recommending that Mayor Susan Fennell be Appointed as the Region of Peel Representative to the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA)

Received 2007-4

See also Resolutions 2007-3, 2007-5 and 2007-28

Additional Item - 6c:

c) Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 24, 2007 Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution W068-2007 Recommending that Mayor Susan Fennell be Appointed as the Region of Peel Representative to the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA)

Received 2007-5

See also Resolutions 2007-2, 2007-3, 2007-5 and 2007-28


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2007-1) meeting held on January 18, 2007

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-1-2007:

That the agenda for the January 18, 2007, General Committee meeting be amended to refer Items Related to Management - Item MA-D18 to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that the agenda for the January 18, 2007, General Committee meeting be amended to include a resolution regarding the membership of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee, to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the January 18, 2007, General Committee meeting be amended to include a discussion relating to federal/provincial fiscal imbalance, to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the January 18, 2007, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from Regional Chair Kolb regarding the Environmental Assessment Approval for the Warwick Landfill Expansion, to be dealt with under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the January 18, 2007, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2007-6

See also Resolutions 2007-28 and 2007-75 to 2007-77 inclusive


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. John Best, Executive Director, Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC), Informing Members of Council of the Objectives of SOGC and the Role the Region of Peel might Play in Bringing about an Efficient Integrated Transportation System in the Southern Ontario Gateway Region

Received 2007-7

See also Resolution 2007-49


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. 211 Service Delivery

RECOMMENDATION GC-2-2007:

That 211 service be delivered by the Region of Peel commencing in December 2007, subject to receipt of Provincial funding for start up costs;

And further, that the request from the Region of Halton regarding the proposed boundary telephone exchanges to which each of Halton and Peel will deliver service, be approved;

And further, that all necessary agreements for the delivery of this service be entered into.

Approved 2007-8


HEALTH

HS-B. Business and Information Services

HS-B1. Seniors' Health Report 2006

Presentation by Dr. Megan Ward, Associate Medical Officer of Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-3-2007:

That the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Minister of Health Promotion, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and the Executive Lead for Public Health System Transformation to advocate for a stronger mandate to address seniors' health needs as part of the current review of public health mandatory programs and services guidelines;

And further, that Peel Long Term Care refine care pathways for the management of chronic diseases using best practice evidence, and share these with other health services which long term care residents use, to provide consistent and effective care for seniors in Peel;

And further, that Peel Long Term Care review the implications of changing seniors' demographics for the 10 year capital plan;

And further, that the joint report of the Acting Commissioner of Health and Associate Medical Officer of Health, dated December 11, 2006, titled "Seniors' Health Report 2006" be sent to Central West Local Health Integration Network, the Mississauga-Halton Local Health Integration Network, William Osler Health Centre, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Centre, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, City of Mississauga, Central West Community Care Access Centre, Mississauga-Halton Community Care Access Centre, Social Planning Council of Peel, Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults Housing, Peel Senior Link, Peel Transportation Steering Committee, and the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario to enhance the focus on health services and programming targeted to seniors.

Approved 2007-9


HS-C. Family Health

HS-C1. Provincial Early Child Development Initiative Ends December 2006

Received 2007-10


HS-D. Long-Term Care

HS-D1. Local Health Integration Networks Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-4-2007:

That a communication strategy be developed to inform the public about Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and the chronic funding shortfalls being experienced, as illustrated and confirmed by the LHIN's Integrated Health Service Plans;

And further, that the Province be requested to advise how the Provincial health tax has benefited the residents of the Region of Peel;

And further, that once the communication strategy has been developed, the Regional Chair, the three Mayors and Members of Regional Council host a press conference to inform the public of these funding issues.

Approved 2007-11

See also Resolution 2007-18

HS-D2. Long Term Care Homes Act

RECOMMENDATION GC-5-2007:

That the report of the Acting Commissioner of Health, dated December 18, 2006, titled "Long-Term Care Homes Act", be provided as Peel Region's position on Bill 140 to the Standing Committee on Social Policy reviewing the Long-Term Care Homes Act.

Approved 2007-12

See also Resolution 2007-76


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-E. Children's Services

HS-E1. Income Testing for Child Care Subsidy

Received 2007-13

See also Resolution 2007-20


HS-F. Ontario Works in Peel

HS-F1. Ontario Works Caseload Profile

Received 2007-14

HS-F2. Ontario Works: Client Employability Profile

Received 2007-15


HS-G. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-G1. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated November 29, 2006, Advising of the New Ontario Bus Replacement Program (OBRP) Scheduled to Commence January 1, 2007

Received 2007-16

HS-G2. Jim Watson, Minister of Health Promotion, Letter received December 1, 2006, Advising that Peel Regional Board of Health will be Receiving $216,652 for the Period of January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007 for Tobacco Control Strategies in the Community, Funding Subject to the Board of Health Entering into a Grant Funding Agreement with the Ministry

Received 2007-17

HS-G3. John N. Magill, Board Chair and Michael Fenn, Chief Executive Officer, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network, Letter dated December 5, 2006, Providing Information on the Integrated Health Service Plan for the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network

Received 2007-18

See also Resolution 2007-11

HS-G4. David B. Bach, President, Ontario Medical Association, Letter dated December 5, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated November 27, 2006, Regarding the Shortages of Practicing Physicians in Ontario

Received 2007-19

HS-G5. Mary Anne Chambers, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Letter dated December 20, 2006, Providing Details of the New Income Test for Child Care Fee Subsidies Effective January 1, 2007

Received 2007-20

See also Resolution 2007-13

HS-G6. Dr. Ken Connelly, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Toronto, Letter dated December 21, 2006, Providing Information on "Real Employment to Achieve Community Health" (R.E.A.C.H.) a Major Initiative which Provides Work Opportunities to Individuals Facing Barriers to Employment

Received 2007-21

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-A1. Ontario Municipal CAO's Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) Public Report

Received 2007-22


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. Internet Audio Broadcasts of Regional Council and Committee Meetings - Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-6-2007:

That Internet audio broadcasting of the public portions of Regional Council, Committee and Statutory Public meetings held in the Council Chamber, commence with the February 8, 2007 General Committee meeting;

And further, that staff be requested to contact Rogers Television to arrange for public video broadcasting of Regional Council and Committee meetings, if possible, similar to the Council meetings of the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton.

Approved 2007-23

Councillor Prentice declared a conflict of interest with respect to Items Related to Management - Item MA-B1 as a family member is employed with Rogers Television, and refrained from discussions thereon.


MA-B2. Proposed Customer Service Standard - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA)

Received 2007-24

MA-B3. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Appointment of an Alternate Peel Representative

RECOMMENDATION GC-7-2007:

That Regional Councillor Morrison be appointed as the alternate Region of Peel Representative to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Board of Directors for the current term of Regional Council;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for their information.

Approved 2007-25


FINANCE

MA-C. Corporate Finance

MA-C1. 2007 Temporary Borrowing By-law to Meet Current Expenditures

RECOMMENDATION GC-8-2007:

That the necessary by-law be presented authorizing the temporary borrowing of monies to meet 2007 current expenditures pending receipt of revenues in accordance with Section 407 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Approved 2007-26

See also Resolution 2007-78


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

Item MA-D4 was dealt with.

MA-D4. Greg Baxter, Account Manager, Municipal Relations, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Letter dated December 8, 2006, Informing Council of the Opportunity to Attend a High-Level Property Assessment Information Session, Either as a Workshop or as a Delegation to Council

RECOMMENDATION GC-9-2007:

That a letter be sent to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) requesting that the Property Assessment Information Sessions be held at the area municipal level;

And further, that MPAC be requested to invite the public to attend the information sessions.

Approved 2007-27

See also Resolution 2007-29

Item MA-D18 was dealt with.

MA-D18. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated January 8, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated December 20, 2006, Regarding the Submission of Two Nominees for Appointment to the Board of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA)

Referred to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council meeting 2007-28

See also Resolutions 2007-2 to 2007-6 inclusive

MA-D1. Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance, Letter dated November 28, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated August 14, 2006, Regarding the Region of Peel Position on the Two-Year Freeze on Property Assessments in Ontario by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)

Received 2007-29

See also Resolution 2007-27

Item MA-D10 was dealt with.

MA-D10. John McDermid, Board Chair, and Louise Kindree, Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee, Headwaters Health Care Centre, Letter received December 22, 2006, Seeking Two or Three Names of Qualified Nominees for Consideration of Appointment to the Board of Headwaters Health Care Centre

RECOMMENDATION GC-10-2007:

That the following list of three nominees be submitted for consideration to the Headwaters Health Care Centre Board of Directors for the appointment of a single Region of Peel Representative to the Board of Directors:

1. Patrick Moyle, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Caledon;
2. Town of Caledon Councillor Doug Beffort; and
3. Town of Caledon Councillor Gord McClure;

And further, that the term of the Region of Peel Representative commence upon approval of the appointment by the Headwaters Health Care Centre Board of Directors and end on December 31, 2009, or until such time as a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2007-30

MA-D2. George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated December 4, 2006, Announcing Grant Funding Adjustments to the Region of Peel for the Provision of Land Ambulance Services, in the Amounts of $5,615,734 and $3,254,251 for the Years 2006 and 2007, Respectively

Received 2007-31

MA-D3. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated December 7, 2006, Announcing the Filing of Regulations Governing Municipal Contributions to GO Transit and a Two-Year Extension of Existing Municipal Development Charge By-laws

Received 2007-32

MA-D4. Greg Baxter, Account Manager, Municipal Relations, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Letter dated December 8, 2006, Informing Council of the Opportunity to Attend a High-Level Property Assessment Information Session, Either as a Workshop or as a Delegation to Council

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2007-27

MA-D5. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 11, 2006, Advising of a Series of Ontario Court of Appeal Rulings Upholding the Findings of Labour Arbitrators in Cases Related to the Payment of the Ontario Health Premium (OHP)

Received 2007-33

MA-D6. John Kaldeway, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated December 11, 2006, Congratulating Regional Chair Kolb on his Reappointment, and Providing Information on the Airport Development Program at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Received 2007-34

MA-D7. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated December 12, 2006, Providing Details on the Implementation of the Rural Infrastructure Investment Initiative

Received 2007-35

MA-D8. Press Release: Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) Water and Wastewater Expert Panel, dated December 14, 2006, Recognizing the Region of Peel for its Superior Energy Management Practices Leading to Substantial Energy and Cost Savings in the Provision of Water and Wastewater Services

Received 2007-36

MA-D9. Denise Peternell, Committee Coordinator, Office of the City Clerk, City of Mississauga, Letter dated December 18, 2006, Providing City of Mississauga Resolutions Recommending Councillor Appointments to Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Peel Police Services Board

Received 2007-37

MA-D10. John McDermid, Board Chair, and Louise Kindree, Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee, Headwaters Health Care Centre, Letter received December 22, 2006, Seeking Two or Three Names of Qualified Nominees for Consideration of Appointment to the Board of Headwaters Health Care Centre

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2007-30

MA-D11. Communiqué: Political Table of the Provincial-Municipal Fiscal and Service Delivery Review, Providing a Summary of the First Meeting, dated December 2006, Focussing on the Charter for the Political Table

Received 2007-38

MA-D12. News Release: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated December 29, 2006, Announcing the Coming into Force of the 2006 Building Code, Incorporating Higher Energy Efficiency Requirements, Effective as of December 31, 2006

Received 2007-39


MA-D13. News Release: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated January 1, 2007, Announcing the Proclamation of Amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001, Providing Local Governments with New Broader Powers and Increased Autonomy

Received 2007-40

See also Resolutions 2007-41, 2007-42 and 2007-44

MA-D14. Backgrounder: Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated January 1, 2007, Providing Further Details on the Recent Amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001

Received 2007-41

See also Resolutions 2007-40, 2007-42 and 2007-44

MA-D15. Dana Richardson, Assistant Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated January 3, 2007, Thanking Municipalities Across Ontario for their Assistance in Developing the Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006, which Received Royal Assent on December 20, 2006

Received 2007-42

See also Resolutions 2007-40, 2007-41 and 2007-44

MA-D16. Don Scott, Chair, Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), Letter dated January 3, 2007, Advising of a Niagara Escarpment Tourism Destination Marketing Initiative Being Proposed by the NEC

Received 2007-43

MA-D17. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated January 8, 2007, Providing a Legislative Update on Various Acts

Received 2007-44

See also Resolutions 2007-40 to 2007-42 Inclusive

MA-D18. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated January 8, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated December 20, 2006, Regarding the Submission of Two Nominees for Appointment to the Board of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2007-28

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PL-A1. Protocol for the Use of Non-Potable Groundwater Criteria in Brownfield Redevelopments in Peel Region

RECOMMENDATION GC-11-2007:

That the Standardized Applications Review Protocol, attached as Appendix I to the joint report of the Commissioner of Planning and the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated January 3, 2007, titled "Protocol for the Use of Non-Potable Groundwater Criteria in Brownfield Redevelopments in the Peel Region", be approved;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Town of Caledon and the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga for their information;

And further, that Planning staff forward copies of the subject report to the land development industry to advise that the protocol will be implemented and enforced for Notices of Intention submitted to the Region of Peel regarding applications to use the non-potable groundwater standard of Ontario Regulation 153/04 for brownfield redevelopments.

Approved 2007-45

PL-A2. Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Proceedings Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 15 and Brampton Official Plan Amendment Number OP93-245 - OMB Case Numbers PL050743 and PL060347

Received 2007-46


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Overview of the 2007 Regional Official Plan (ROP) Review

Received 2007-47


PL-B2. Places to Grow - Comments on Proposed Methodology for Developing a Built Boundary

RECOMMENDATION GC-12-2007:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated December 15, 2006, titled "Places to Grow - Comments on Proposed Methodology for Developing a Built Boundary", be amended to request the inclusion of lands around major transit stations as Built Areas, in a similar manner as lands in the vicinity of 400 series Provincial highways;

And further, that a copy of the amended report be forwarded to the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal as the official comments of the Region of Peel on the Places to Grow technical paper for developing a Built boundary;

And further, that the Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal be advised that the Region of Peel has concerns with the Proposed Methodology, as outlined in the "Comments" section of the subject report;

And further, that a copy of the amended report be forwarded to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, for their information.

Approved 2007-48


PL-C. Transportation Planning

PL-C1. Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC)

Received 2007-49

See also Resolution 2007-7

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-A1. Expansion and Upgrade of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Capital Projects 02-1945, 02-2935, 02-2965 - City of Mississauga, Wards 1 and 2

Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works and Mark Schiller, Director, Water and Wastewater Treatment

Received 2007-50


PW-B. Waste Management

PW-B1. Award of Five Year Leaf and Yard Waste Processing Contract, Document 97PT-013

RECOMMENDATION GC-13-2007:

That the Region of Peel enter into a directly negotiated agreement with All Treat Farms Limited for the provision of leaf and yard waste processing services for a period of five years commencing April 2007 and terminating December 2011, at a combined estimated cost to the Region of Peel of approximately $5.2 million (excluding applicable taxes), pursuant to Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that staff be authorized to adjust quantity estimates annually to reflect peak season leaf and yard waste generation and anticipated tonnage growth;

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

Approved 2007-51

PW-B2. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2007-1) meeting held on January 11, 2007

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2007:

That Councillor Prentice be appointed Chair of the Waste Management Subcommittee for the term ending November 30, 2008, or until a successor is appointed;

And further, that Councillor Sanderson be appointed Vice-Chair of the Waste Management Subcommittee for the term ending November 30, 2008, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2007-52


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2007:

That the agenda for the January 11, 2007, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to include a communication from the City of Brampton regarding the health and environmental effects of improper disposal of pharmaceutical waste;

And further, that the agenda for the January 11, 2007 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2007-53

See also Resolution 2007-63


4. DELEGATIONS


5. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Multi-Residential Waste Diversion Enhancement Program

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2007:

That a communications and outreach campaign be undertaken to increase waste diversion at multi-residential buildings at a cost of $40,000, to be financed from approved Capital Budget 06-6420;

And further, that staff report back in late 2007 on the progress of the campaign and present options regarding the implementation of a user-pay system for garbage from multi-residential buildings.

Approved 2007-54

b) Region Wide Organics Recycling Program: Communications Update

Received 2007-55

c) Bi-Weekly Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

RECOMMENDATION WM-4-2007:

That leaf and yard waste collection be continued on a bi-weekly basis during July, August and September 2007 in the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, supported by an enhanced communications campaign;

And further, that staff report back to the Waste Management Subcommittee in the Fall of 2007 with results of the 2007 yard waste collection program;

And further, that staff provide educational material to residents and lawn maintenance companies highlighting the benefits of leaving glass clippings on lawns rather than bagging and setting them out for curb side collection.

Approved 2007-56

d) Designation of Household Hazardous Waste under the Waste Diversion Act (Oral)

Presentation by Dave Gordon, Manager, Waste Planning, Waste Management

Received 2007-57

e) Peel Region Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy (Oral)

Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management and Catherine Dowling, Project Manager, Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy (LTWRMS), Gartner Lee Limited

Received 2007-58

RECOMMENDATION WM-5-2007:

That all members of the Waste Management Subcommittee participate on the Councillor Working Group for the Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy (LTWRMS);

And further, that the Councillor Working Group for the LTWRMS meet on February 22, 2007 from noon to 1:00 p.m.;

And further, that staff schedule an additional meeting of the Councillor Working Group for the LTWRMS during the month of February.

Approved 2007-59

6. UPDATES

7. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated December 1, 2006, Thanking Regional Chair Kolb for the Input Provided by Regional Council Regarding the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) Deposit Return System

Received 2007-60

See also Resolution 2007-62

b) Laurel Broten, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated December 7, 2006, Advising that the Ministry of the Environment is Making Good Progress on their Commitment to Improving the Environmental Assessment Process

Received 2007-61

c) Laurel Broten, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated December 19, 2006, Thanking Regional Chair Kolb for his Correspondence and Acknowledging the Support of Regional Council for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Position on the Rollout of the Deposit Return System for the LCBO Containers

Received 2007-62

See also Resolution 2007-60

Additional Item - Item 7d:

d) Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated December 15, 2006, Forwarding a Copy of a Letter from the Humber Watershed Alliance, Regarding Health and Environmental Risks of Improper Disposal of Pharmaceuticals

Received 2007-63

See also Resolution 2007-53


PW-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-C1. Alert: From the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), dated December 21, 2006, Advising of Proposed Amendments to Four Areas of the OGRA Constitution

Received 2007-64

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Land, Former Highway 50 Wastewater Pumping Station, West Side of Regional Road 50, North of Mayfield Road - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-14-2007:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 2, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 5 on draft reference plan 03-032 prepared by Rady-Pentek & Edward Surveying Ltd. be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2007-65

See also Resolution 2007-66

RECOMMENDATION GC-15-2007:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Vendor, enter into an agreement with Virtuosa Holdings Corp., as Purchaser, for the fee simple sale of lands described as Part of Lot 2, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 5 on draft reference plan 03-032 prepared by Rady-Pentek & Edward Surveying Ltd. for a purchase price of $49,500.00;

And further, that the net proceeds from the sale be deposited to Reserve R0242 (Wastewater Capital Finance Reserve).

Approved 2007-66

See also Resolution 2007-65

HO-A2. Agreement with Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP) to Govern Funding Under the Federal National Homelessness Initiative, Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives (SCPI) Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-16-2007:

That Capital Project 07-5035, Transitional or Supportive Housing Options, be established in the amount of $937,010 to be temporarily funded from Reserve R1160, and to transfer funding from the Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Program to the reserve over the terms indicated in the facilities provisions detailed in the contribution agreement with the Ministry of Labour;

And further, that the Region's duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute an Agreement and all other necessary documents required for the provision of a grant by way of an interest free forgivable loan, to Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP) for an amount up to $937,010 to be fully funded through the federal National Homelessness Initiative, Supporting Communities Partnership Initiatives Part 2 (SCPI) program funding, in accordance with the SCPI program requirements;

And further, that funding for the forgivable loan be provided from Capital Project 07-5035, Transitional or Supportive Housing Options.

Approved 2007-67


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. A. Opalick, Executive Correspondence Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, Letter dated November 29, 2006, Acknowledging Receipt of a Letter from Chair Kolb dated October 13, 2006, Regarding a Resolution Passed by the Region of Peel with Respect to a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Received 2007-68

See also Resolutions 2007-70 and 2007-71

HO-B2. A. Opalick, Executive Correspondence Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, Letter dated December 4, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated October 12, 2006, Regarding $45 Million in Efficiencies Achieved by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-17-2007:

That a copy of the letter dated December 4, 2006 from A. Opalick, Executive Correspondence Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, regarding the "$45 Million in Efficiencies Achieved by Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation", be sent to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), for their information.

Approved 2007-69

HO-B3. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Letter dated December 11, 2006, Acknowledging Receipt of a Letter from Chair Kolb dated October 13, 2006, Regarding Suggestions made by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) on the Design of a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) for Canada

Received 2007-70

See also Resolutions 2007-68 and 2007-71

HO-B4. Departmental Correspondence Unit, Department of Finance Canada, Letter dated December 14, 2006, Acknowledging Receipt of a Letter from Chair Kolb dated October 13, 2006, Referred by Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Regarding a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Received 2007-71

See also Resolutions 2007-68 and 2007-70

HO-B5. News Release and Media Backgrounder: From Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), dated December 19, 2006, Informing of the Federal Commitment of $526 Million to Combat Homelessness and Extend Funding for Renovation Programs

Received 2007-72

See also Resolutions 2007-73 and 2007-74

HO-B6. News Release: From the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated December 19, 2006, Applauding the Announcement by the Federal Government Regarding Continued Funding for Homelessness Initiatives and Home Renovation Programs

Received 2007-73

See also Resolutions 2007-72 and 2007-74

HO-B7. News Release: From the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated December 19, 2006, Providing a Statement by FCM President, Councillor Gloria Kovach, Following the Announcement of the Homelessness Partnership Strategy and the Extension of the Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP)

Received 2007-74

See also Resolutions 2007-72 and 2007-73


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items - F1 to F3 inclusive:

F1. Resolution regarding Membership of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)

RECOMMENDATION GC-18-2007:

That the appointment of Councillor Carlson to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), by Resolution number 2006-1193, be rescinded;

And further, that Councillor McFadden be appointed as the Mississauga Regional Councillor to serve on the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) for the term January 15, 2007 to November 30, 2010, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2007-75

See also Resolution 2007-6

F2. Federal/Provincial Fiscal Imbalance (Oral)

Received 2007-76

See also Resolutions 2007-6 and 2007-79

F3. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Memorandum, dated January 17, 2007, Regarding the Environmental Assessment Approval of the Warwick Landfill Expansion

Received 2007-77

See also Resolution 2007-6

 

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 2-2007: A by-law to authorize the Temporary Borrowing of Monies to meet Current Expenditures pending receipt of Revenues.

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
2-2007, be given the required amount of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2007-78

See also Resolution 2007-26

 

9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution in Support of Ontario's Position on the Federal/Provincial Fiscal Imbalance

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

Whereas, the Federal Government has engaged Provincial and Territorial governments on the matter of the fiscal imbalance between both levels of government;

And whereas, the Federal Government continues to record significant annual fiscal surpluses and is expected to experience further surpluses into the future while Canada's Provincial and Territorial governments collectively are expected to incur deficits by the end of this decade, which are then projected to grow significantly thereafter;

And whereas, the Ontario Premier has demonstrated that Ontario unfairly receives considerably less direct federal transfers on a per capita basis than other Provinces for programs including Canada Health Transfer, Canada Social Transfer, infrastructure programs, labour market training and Employment Insurance benefits, which undermines Ontario's competitiveness;

And whereas, the Federal Government has agreed to ensure that the Equalization Program does not result in any province being placed in a position of higher fiscal capacity;

And whereas, the Federal Government is expected to soon announce details of changes to the Equalization Program which could further impact Ontario's prosperity by directing more Federal tax revenues away from Ontario;

And whereas, the Ontario government is faced with having to invest more in those areas affected by Federal Government under funding, namely health, post-secondary education, training and employment and infrastructure, in order to ensure that Ontario remains strong and vibrant and continues as the leading contributor to the Canadian economy;

Therefore be it be resolved, that the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel supports the Government of Ontario's request to the Federal Government that it provide funding in the form of direct transfers to provinces and territories, other than equalization, that are based on the principle of equality where all Canadians, including Ontarians, are supported equally;

And further, that the Federal Government be requested to demonstrate its meaningful commitment to fair funding to Ontario and eliminating the fiscal imbalance commencing with the upcoming 2007/08 Federal Budget;

And further, that the Federal Government be requested to commit to a formal public review of federal-provincial finances and that municipal governments also be invited to participate;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, the Ontario Premier, the Ontario Minister of Finance, the Ontario Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and all Peel area MPs and MPPs.

Carried 2007-79

See also Resolution 2007-76

Additional Items - 9b and 9c:

b) Toronto Star News Article, dated January 24, 2007, titled "Standing up for GO"

Received 2007-80

See also Resolution 2007-2

c) Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Memorandum, dated January 25, 2007, Use-of-Force Training for Peel Regional Police

Received 2007-81

See also Resolution 2007-2


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2007-1) meeting held on January 18, 2007

G1. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-19-2007:

That the Region of Peel be represented at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Hearing to consider the appeal of an application for a plan of subdivision 21T-05003C that has been made to the Town of Caledon under Section 51 of the Planning Act by Mr. G. Langen;

And further, that the Region of Peel advocate that the application be considered premature until such time as Regional interests are protected to the satisfaction of the Region of Peel.

Approved 2007-82


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

RECOMMENDATION GC-20-2007:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Heart Lake Gardens Inc. as Vendor, pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O., 1990, c. E.26, for the purchase of the fee simple of the lands described as Part of Lot 18, Concession 3, East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 9 on Reference Plan 43R-29837 and Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-30950, for a purchase price of $12,036, plus taxes and costs;

And further, that the funds be provided from Public Works Project 01-4830.

Approved 2007-83

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-21-2007:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Final Compensation Agreement, with Frank Anthony Ruff and Louise Ruff for payment of $22,596.04 plus costs and interest at the rate of six per cent per annum in accordance with the terms of the Final Compensation Agreement to the date of payment as per Section 33 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.26 in exchange for a full and final release of all claims arising from the expropriation of the fee simple of the lands described as Part of Lot 18, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly described as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Plan of Expropriation PR820341;

And further, that the funds be provided from Public Works Project 01-4830.

Approved 2007-84

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-22-2007:

That a by-law be enacted authorizing and directing that the following steps be taken with respect to the expropriation of a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 14, Concession 3 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, identified as Part 1 on draft Reference Plan 20-05-043-006 prepared by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ontario Limited for the purpose of the construction and maintenance of the sanitary trunk sewer and maintenance of an existing watermain;

(a) approval of the expropriation;
(b) execution of a Certificate of Approval;
(c) registration of a Plan of Expropriation;
(d) service of the Notice of Expropriation;
(e) preparation of an appraisal report of the market value of the lands, damages for injurious affection, and other compensation;
(f) service upon the registered owners of offers in full compensation and offers for immediate payment of 100 percent of the market value in accordance with s. 25 of the Expropriations Act, together with the appraisal report; and
(g) service of Notice of Possession and delivery of Notice of Election form.

Approved 2007-85

See also Resolution 2007-87

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-23-2007:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into an Offer to Lease and subsequent Lease Extension and Amendment Agreement with Westwood Mall (Mississauga) Limited, as Landlord for approximately 3,300 square feet (306.58 square metres) of combined space on the ground floor and basement of 7205 Goreway Drive, in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Offer to Lease and subsequent Lease Extension and Amendment Agreement be provided from Cost Centre PA20206;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Leasehold Allowance be provided from Cost Centre PP00008;

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 2007-86


11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA ITEMS

Three Readings

By-law 3-2007: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 14, Concession 3 West of Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on draft Plan 20-05-043-006 prepared by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ontario Limited and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the by-law relating to the In Camera item, Item G4 being By-laws 3-2007, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2007-87

See also Resolution 2007-85

12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That By-law 10-2007 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on January 25, 2007, and to authorize the execution of documents in accordance with the Region's by-laws relating thereto, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2007-88

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:07 a.m.

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair