January 25, 2007Regional Council-Budget Minutes
Page Content:
1. Roll Call
2. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Delegations/Presentations
  1. Policing
  2. Conservation Authorities (Joint Presentation)
  3. Regional Programs
6. Communications
7. Reports
    1. Committee Reports (Report of the General Committee-Budget (GCB-2007-01) meeting held on January 18, 2007
    2. Staff Reports
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
REGIONAL COUNCIL - BUDGET MEETING
January 25, 2007

Regional Chair Kolb called the Budget Meeting to order at 10:11 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. ROLL CALL

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; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; J. Payne, Legislative Co-ordinator
   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Regional Chair Kolb declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget, as a family member is employed with Peel Regional Police.

Councillor McCallion declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget, as a family member is employed with Peel Regional Police.

Councillor Miles declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Region of Peel Budget, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Moore declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Region of Peel Budget, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Saito declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Region of Peel Budget, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the agenda for the Regional Council - Budget Meeting held on January 25, 2007, be approved.

Carried 2007-89

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:18 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

1. Policing

a) Mike Metcalf, Chief, Peel Regional Police and Larry Button, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Regional Police Presenting the 2007 Draft Peel Regional Police Budget

Received 2007-90

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the 2007 Peel Regional Police Budget be approved, as presented.

Carried 2007-91

b) Inspector Andy Karski, Detachment Commander, Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Samuel Jones, Director of Corporate Services/Treasurer, Town of Caledon Presenting the Ontario Provincial Police Municipal Policing Services in Caledon Current Budget Review

Received 2007-92

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the 2007 Town of Caledon-Ontario Provincial Police Budget be approved, as presented;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance for the Region of Peel be authorized to incorporate the proposed changes as presented by Inspector Karski and Town of Caledon Treasurer Sam Jones in regard to the Town of Caledon-Ontario Provincial Police Budget as part of the 2007 budget process.

Carried 2007-93

Councillor Mahoney departed at 10:30 a.m.

2. Conservation Authorities (Joint Presentation)

a) Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Presenting the Draft 2007 TRCA Budget

Received 2007-94

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the Draft 2007 Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Budget be referred back to the TRCA Board for review of the section relating to repairs to the Albion Hills Field Centre;

And further, that any resulting changes be submitted to Regional Staff by February 5, 2007, for inclusion in the 2007 Budget presentations scheduled for the February 8, 2007 General Committee Budget meeting.

Carried 2007-95

b) Rae Horst, General Manager, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) Presenting the Draft 2007 CVC Budget

Received 2007-96

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the Draft 2007 Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) Budget be referred back to the CVC Board;

And further, that staff be requested to report back on the viability of a special levy to address capital projects of the 2007 CVC Budget;

And further, that the projects identified under the proposed special levy be prioritized;

And further, that the proposed project ranking be presented to Regional Council for review and determination of which projects should be funded in this manner;

And further, that the cost of living formula be amended to reflect the recommendations of the Region of Peel.

Carried 2007-97

Councillor Miles departed at 11:58 a.m.

c) Ken Phillips, CAO/Secretary-Treasurer, Conservation Halton Presenting the Draft 2007 Conservation Halton Budget

Received 2007-98

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the Draft 2007 Conservation Halton Budget be approved as presented.

Carried 2007-99


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 12:54 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:25 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Members:

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

Members Absent:
C. Corbasson, due to illness; G. Gibson, due to personal matters; N. Iannicca; K. Mahoney; S. McFadden, due to other municipal business; G. Miles; M. Prentice, due to illness

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

 

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

3. Regional Programs

a) Janet Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services Presenting the Draft 2007 Social Services Budget

Received 2007-100

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the draft 2007 Social Services portion of the Region of Peel Budget (including Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support, Children's Services and TransHelp) be approved in principle, as presented.

Carried 2007-101

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That staff be requested to develop a draft resolution for the General Committee meeting to be held on February 8, 2007 regarding the '3600 for Settlement' program.

Carried 2007-102

Councillor Sprovieri arrived 1:26 p.m.
Councillor Mullin arrived at 1:28 p.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 1:28 p.m.
Councillor Groves arrived at 1:31 p.m.
Councillor Palleschi departed at 1:35 p.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 1:50 p.m.
Councillor Morrison arrived at 1:50 p.m.
Councillor Saito departed at 2:23 p.m.

b) Health
Presentation by Janette Smith, Acting Commissioner of Health

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-103

c) Paramedic and Emergency Services
Presentation by R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-104

d) Housing and Property
Presentation by Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-105

e) Public Works
Presentation by Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-106

f) Internal Support
Presentation by David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; Laura Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; and R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-107

g) Assessment, GO Transit and Toronto Tax (Pooling)
Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-108

h) Regional Planning
Presentation by Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-109


6. COMMUNICATIONS


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee - Budget (GCB-2007-01) meeting held on January 18, 2007

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Regional Chair Kolb declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget, as a family member is employed with Peel Regional Police.

Councillor McCallion declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget, as a family member is employed with Peel Regional Police.

Councillor Miles declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Region of Peel Budget, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Moore declared a conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Region of Peel Budget, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GCB-1-2007:

That the agenda for the January 18, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-110

D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer and Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance Providing a High Level Overview of the 2007 Current and Capital Budgets

Received 2007-111


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

E1. 2007 Budget

Referred to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council - Budget meeting 2007-112

E2. Tax Rate Management - Long Term Care

Referred to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council - Budget meeting 2007-113

E3. Future Long Term Care Services

Referred to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council - Budget meeting 2007-114

E4. Planning Department Staff Complement

Referred to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council - Budget meeting 2007-115

E5. Increases in Construction Costs

Referred to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council - Budget meeting 2007-116

E6. 2007-2016 Capital Plan - Funding Sustainability Challenges

Referred to the January 25, 2007 Regional Council - Budget meeting 2007-117


2. Staff Reports

a) 2007 Budget

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-118

b) Tax Rate Management - Long Term Care

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-119

c) Future Long Term Care Services

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-120

d) Planning Department Staff Complement

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-121

e) Increases in Construction Costs

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-122

f) 2007-2016 Capital Plan - Funding Sustainability Challenges

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-123


8. BY-LAWS


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Referred to the February 8, 2007 General Committee - Budget meeting 2007-124


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That By-law 12-2007 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on January 25, 2007, to deliberate the 2007 budget 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 2007-125

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:47 p.m.

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair