March 8, 2007 Regional 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
 
6. Communications
7. Reports
    1. Committee Reports
    a) Report of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee (GRC-2007-1) meeting held on March 1, 2007
   
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
March 8, 2007

Regional Chair Kolb called the Budget Meeting to order at 10:43 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, G. Gibson, A. Groves, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, S. McFadden, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, C. Parrish, R. Paterak, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead

Members Absent:
N. Iannicca, due to personal matters; G. Miles, due to vacation; P. Palleschi, due to vacation; M. Prentice, due to personal matters; P. Saito, due to illness; J. Sanderson, due to vacation
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; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services; J. Smith, Acting Commissioner of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk;
J. Payne, Legislative Co-ordinator
   

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2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

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.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) January 25, 2007 Regional Council - Budget Meeting

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

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

Carried 2007-353

b) February 15, 2007 Regional Council - Budget Meeting

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the minutes of the Regional Council - Budget Meeting held on February 15, 2007, be approved.

Carried 2007-354


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the agenda for the Regional Council - Budget Meeting held on March 8, 2007, be approved.

Carried 2007-355


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

1. Regional Programs

a) 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

Received 2007-356


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

The presentation was interrupted to allow Council to recess for lunch.


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 11:59 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:32 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Members:

E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, G. Gibson, A. Groves, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion¨, S. McFadden¨, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, C. Parrish, R. Paterak, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead

Members Absent:
N. Iannicca, due to personal matters; G. Miles, due to vacation; P. Palleschi, due to vacation; M. Prentice, due to personal matters; P. Saito, due to illness; J. Sanderson, due to vacation
   

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The presentation by Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, on Assessment, GO Transit and Toronto Tax (Pooling) resumed.

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

Received 2007-357

Councillor McCallion departed at 12:38 p.m.


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

Received 2007-358

Councillor McFadden departed at 1:20 p.m.

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

Whereas the detailed examination of the services provided by the municipal Planning departments in conjunction with the Regional Planning department requires timely review;

And whereas, the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee (IMPSC) has been tasked with reviewing the Planning objectives of the Region in conjunction with those of the area municipalities;

Therefore be it resolved, that an external consultant be engaged to analyze and recommend the roles of the Regional and Area Municipal Councils in relation to planning in Peel, including the identification of any duplication;

And further, that the terms of reference be drafted at the direction of the IMPSC and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Planning Section of General Committee and the Regional and Area Planning Commissioners or their designates and then approved by Peel Regional Council prior to hiring the consultant;

And further, that no new full-time positions be added to the Region of Peel Planning Department at this time and the current seven full-time positions filled by contract planning staff remain on a contract basis until the completion of the aforementioned study;

And further, that a report including recommendations be provided to Regional Council no later than October of 2007.

Councillor Moore requested that clause five of the main motion be voted upon separately.

Councillor Dale requested a recorded vote.

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That no new full-time positions be added to the Region of Peel Planning Department at this time and the current seven full-time positions filled by contract planning staff remain on a contract basis until the completion of the aforementioned study;

In favour: E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, G. Gibson, K. Mahoney, P. Mullin, C. Parrish, J. Sprovieri
  Total - 10
   
Opposed: A. Groves, E. Moore, M. Morrison, R. Paterak, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead
  Total - 6
   
Absent: N. Iannicca, H. McCallion, S. McFadden, G. Miles, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sanderson
  Total - 8

Carried 2007-359

The remainder of the main motion was then voted upon.

Councillor Dale requested a recorded vote.

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

Whereas the detailed examination of the services provided by the municipal Planning departments in conjunction with the Regional Planning department requires timely review;

And whereas, the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee (IMPSC) has been tasked with reviewing the Planning objectives of the Region in conjunction with those of the area municipalities;

Therefore be it resolved, that an external consultant be engaged to analyze and recommend the roles of the Regional and Area Municipal Councils in relation to planning in Peel, including the identification of any duplication;

And further, that the terms of reference be drafted at the direction of the IMPSC and the Chair and Vice Chair of the Planning Section of General Committee and the Regional and Area Planning Commissioners or their designates and then approved by Peel Regional Council prior to hiring the consultant;

And further, that a report including recommendations be provided to Regional Council no later than October of 2007.

In favour: E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, G. Gibson, A. Groves, K. Mahoney, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, C. Parrish, J. Sprovieri
  Total - 13
   
Opposed: R. Paterak, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead
  Total - 3
   
Absent: N. Iannicca, H. McCallion, S. McFadden, G. Miles, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sanderson
  Total - 8

Carried 2007-360

See also Resolution 2007-369


6. COMMUNICATIONS

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee (GRC-2007-1) meeting held on March 1, 2007

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION GRC-1-2007:

That Councillor Moore be appointed as Chair of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2010;

And further, that Councillor Mahoney be appointed as Vice-Chair of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee for a term ending November 30, 2010.

Approved 2007-361


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GRC-2-2007:

That the agenda for the March 1, 2007, Grants Ad Hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-362


4. DELEGATIONS

5. REPORTS

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Janet Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services, Memo dated February 20, 2007, Providing an Overview of the 2007 One-Year Program Funding and 2007-2009 Multi-Year Operating Funding Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION GRC-3-2007:

That the 2007 Community Programs Funding Grants, multi-year and one-year funding, financed from Community Programs Funding Grant Account CF0012 56743 be allocated as follows:

2007-2009 Multi-Year Operating Funding:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel - $40,000;
  • Boys & Girls Club of Peel - $54,170;
  • Brampton Multicultural Community Centre - $39,740;
  • Brampton Neighbourhood Resource Centre - $66,805;
  • Brampton Safe City - $70,450;
  • Caledon Community Services - $61,310;
  • Caledon Dufferin Victim Services - $45,000;
  • Caledon Parent Child Centre - $75,664;
  • Canadian Mental Health Association of Peel - $ 47,835;
  • Canadian Red Cross - Peel Branch - $62,000;
  • Catholic Family Services Peel-Dufferin - $50,500;
  • Carmel Heights Home for the Aged (Carmelite Sisters of Canada) - $1,046;
  • Distress Centre Peel - $52,720;
  • Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre - $79,142;
  • Family Education Centre - $12,028;
  • Family Services of Peel - $96,650;
  • Foodpath (interfaith Peel Association to Tackle Hunger) - $15,000;
  • Heart Touching Heart Ministries - The Dam Youth Drop-In Centre - $54,024;
  • Inter-Cultural Neighbourhood Services - $14,934;
  • Malton Neighbourhood Services - $82,236;
  • Nexus Youth Services - $ 76,807
  • Peel Multicultural Council - $45,000;
  • Rapport Youth & Family Services - $103,785;
  • Regeneration Outreach Community - $20,000;
  • Schizophrenia Association of Ontario - $24,000;
  • Streetsville Neighbourhood Assistance Program - $1,600;
  • Telecare Distress Centre Brampton - $23,544;
  • Victim Services of Peel - $89,700;
  • Vita Manor - $44,620;
  • Albion/Caledon Agricultural Society - $1,500;
  • Caledon Agricultural Society - $600;
  • Peel Dufferin Plowmen's Association - $500;
  • Peel Farm Safety - $ 400;
  • Peel Federation of Agriculture - $1,500;
  • Peel 4H Association - $2,000;
  • Peel Soil & Crop Improvement Association - $750.

Totalling $1,457,560

2007 One Year Program Funding:

  • Brampton Caledon Community Living - $20,000 for the Adults Developing and Participating Together (ADAPT) Program;
  • Brampton Multicultural Community Centre - $20,000 for a Building Inter-generational Bridges Program as the Sponsor Agency for Muslim Community Services;
  • Carefirst Senior & Community Services - $20,000 for an Elder Abuse Prevention Program for the Chinese Community;
  • Family Association for Mental Health - $20,000 for the FameShare Program;
  • Mississauga Crime Prevention Association - $20,000 for the Crossroads Youth Academy Program;
  • Our Place Peel - $20,000 for the Youth Opportunities Project;
  • Victim Services of Peel as the Sponsor Agency for Peel Committee Against Women Abuse - $20,000 for the Lunch and Learn Diversity Series;
  • St. John Ambulance - $8,000 for the Senior Safety Teas/Open House Program as the Sponsor for the Adult Injury Prevention Network.

Totalling $148,000

And further, that the Community Programs Funding Grants, in the amount of $1,655,211, be approved as part of the 2007 Budget process.

Approved 2007-363

7. NEXT MEETING

RECOMMENDATION GRC-4-2007:

That the next meeting of the Grants Ad hoc Committee be scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 9:30 a.m., Regional Administrative Headquarters, Council Chamber, 5th floor, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, Ontario.

Approved 2007-364



7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) 2007 Budget

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the amended 2007 Current Budget be approved at a total value of $1,300,099,425 as set out in Appendix I of the Executive Summary of the 2007 Budget Document and including the following amendments:

  • Conservation Authorities increase of $1,250,000
  • Water increase of $3,750,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police increase of $200,012, and
  • Assessment increase of $171,367;

And further, that the appropriate by-law to apportion the amended 2007 net levy funding at a total value of $680,544,000 including the amendments noted below, be presented to Regional Council:

  • Conservation Authorities increase of $1,250,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police decrease of $77,367, and
  • Assessment increase of $171,367;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to carry out any necessary technical adjustments and present the necessary levy by-law to Regional Council;

And further, that the amended 2007 Capital Budget for Property Tax and Utility Rate Supported Programs totaling $722,278,000 as set out in Appendix II of the Executive Summary of the 2007 Budget Document including the following amendments be approved:

  • Conservation Authorities increase of $5,000,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police increase of $200,000
  • Waste Management increase of $4,000,000 to advance the Clarkson Community Recycling Centre from 2009 to 2007;

And further, that projects identified with an "A" for approved funding status in Appendix IV in each of the program sections of the 2007 Budget Document be authorized to proceed in accordance with the Financial Control By-law;

And further, that the amended Consolidated 10 Year Capital Plan totaling $4,445,129,000 as summarized in Appendix III of the Executive Summary and including the following amendment be approved, in principle for planning purposes:

  • Conservation Authorities of $5,000,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police $200,000;

And further, that the changes to the user fees and charges proposed in Summary V of the Executive Summary of the 2007 Budget Document be approved;

And further, that the General User fees as set out in the User Fee Appendix VIII located within each of the Program Documents of the 2007 Budget Document, take effect on the day of the passing of the associated by-law;

And further, that the necessary User Fee by-laws be presented to Regional Council.

Councillor Morrison moved the following amendment:

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

And further, that the Consolidated 10 Year Capital Plan be amended to advance Public Works Waste Water Projects 09-2198 and 10-2198 to the 2008 budget cycle.

Carried 2007-365

The main motion, as amended, was voted upon.

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the amended 2007 Current Budget be approved at a total value of $1,300,099,425 as set out in Appendix I of the Executive Summary of the 2007 Budget Document and including the following amendments:

  • Conservation Authorities increase of $1,250,000
  • Water increase of $3,750,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police increase of $200,012, and
  • Assessment increase of $171,367;

And further, that the appropriate by-law to apportion the amended 2007 net levy funding at a total value of $680,544,000 including the amendments noted below, be presented to Regional Council:

  • Conservation Authorities increase of $1,250,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police decrease of $77,367, and
  • Assessment increase of $171,367;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to carry out any necessary technical adjustments and present the necessary levy by-law to Regional Council;

And further, that the amended 2007 Capital Budget for Property Tax and Utility Rate Supported Programs totaling $722,278,000 as set out in Appendix II of the Executive Summary of the 2007 Budget Document including the following amendments be approved:

  • Conservation Authorities increase of $5,000,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police increase of $200,000
  • Waste Management increase of $4,000,000 to advance the Clarkson Community Recycling Centre from 2009 to 2007;

And further, that projects identified with an "A" for approved funding status in Appendix IV in each of the program sections of the 2007 Budget Document be authorized to proceed in accordance with the Financial Control By-law;

And further, that the amended Consolidated 10 Year Capital Plan totaling $4,445,129,000 as summarized in Appendix III of the Executive Summary and including the following amendment be approved, in principle for planning purposes:

  • Conservation Authorities of $5,000,000
  • Ontario Provincial Police $200,000;

And further, that the Consolidated 10 Year Capital Plan be amended to advance Public Works Waste Water Projects 09-2198 and 10-2198 to the 2008 budget cycle.

And further, that the changes to the user fees and charges proposed in Summary V of the Executive Summary of the 2007 Budget Document be approved;

And further, that the General User fees as set out in the User Fee Appendix VIII located within each of the Program Documents of the 2007 Budget Document, take effect on the day of the passing of the associated by-law;

And further, that the necessary User Fee by-laws be presented to Regional Council.

Carried 2007-366

b) Tax Rate Management - Long Term Care

Received 2007-367

See also Resolution 2007-368

c) Future Long Term Care Services

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That a project totaling $50.75 million be established in the 10 year Capital Plan for the development of new long-term care services, projected to begin operations in 2014;

And further, that the Acting Commissioner of Health work with the Local Health Integration Networks and community partners in the planning and development of models for future long-term care services to serve frail residents;

And further, that the Acting Commissioner of Health and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance report back to Regional Council on capital financing options.

Carried 2007-368

See also Resolution 2007-367

d) Planning Department Staff Complement

Received 2007-369

See also Resolution 2007-360

e) Increases in Construction Costs

Received 2007-370

f) 2007-2016 Capital Plan - Funding Sustainability Challenges

Received 2007-371


8. BY-LAW


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Regional Council did not move into closed session.

1. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the implementation of the 2007 non-union Salary Pay Band Increases and Pay for Performance program be authorized;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate with the unions representing Regional unionized employees for wage settlements as generally outlined in the in camera report of the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology, dated January 4, 2007, for the first year of the collective agreements that expire in 2006 and 2007.

Carried 2007-372

12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 20-2007 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 8, 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 2007-373

 

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1:40 p.m.

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair