March 29, 2007 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-2007-4) meeting held on March 22, 2007
     
  2. Staff Reports
  a) Re-Organization of Corporate Structure
    b) Highlights of Ontario and Federal 2007 Budgets
 
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
March 29, 2007


Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mahoney recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, G. Gibson, A. Groves, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison¨, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi*, C. Parrish, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead*
Members Absent:
G. Carlson, due to illness; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; S. McFadden, due to personal matters; P. Saito, due to other municipal business
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; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; J. MacCrae, Acting Commissioner of Housing and Property; J. Smith, Acting Commissioner 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) March 8, 2007, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 8, 2007, be approved.

Carried 2007-374

b) March 8, 2007 Regional Council - Budget Meeting

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the minutes of the Regional Council - Budget meeting held on March 8, 2007, be approved.

Carried 2007-375

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the agenda for the March 8, 2007 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2007-376

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) J.D. Leach, City Clerk, City of Vaughan, Letter dated February 2, 2007, Requesting the Names of the Region of Peel Representatives on the Highway 427 Extension Committee

Received 2007-377

See also Resolutions 2007-378 and 2007-418

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That Councillors Morrison and Sprovieri be appointed as the Region of Peel representatives to the Highway 427 Extension Committee;

And further, that the Clerk of the City of Vaughan be so advised.

Carried 2007-378

See also Resolutions 2007-377 and 2007-418

b) Doug Reycraft, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated February 21, 2007, Advising of the Reporting Requirements for Receipt of the 2006 Federal Gas Tax Funding

Received 2007-379

See also Resolutions 2007-380, 2007-409, 2007-413, 2007-417, 2007-421 and 2007-444

c) Doug Reycraft, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated March 12, 2007 Advising of a Recent Amendment to the Agreement for the Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues Under the New Deal for Cities and Communities that Directly Impacts the Region of Peel

Received 2007-380

See also Resolutions 2007-379, 2007-409, 2007-413, 2007-417, 2007-421 and 2007-444

d) Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) dated March 19, 2007 Providing Highlights of the 2007 Federal Budget

Received 2007-381

See also Resolutions 2007-382 and 2007-443

e) Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) dated March 22, 2007 Providing Highlights of the 2007 Ontario Budget

Received 2007-382

See also Resolutions 2007-381 and 2007-443

f) Denise Peternell, Committee Coordinator, Office of the City Clerk, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 26, 2007, Attaching City of Mississauga Resolution 0050-2007 Recommending the Appointments of Keith Lalonde and Jean Williams to Conservation Halton for a Term of Office Ending November 20, 2010

Received 2007-383

See also Resolution 2007-384

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That Keith Lalonde and Jean Williams be appointed to Conservation Halton for the term of office ending November 30, 2010, or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.

Carried 2007-384

See also Resolution 2007-383


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2007-4) meeting held on March 22, 2007

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-61-2007:

That the agenda for the March 22, 2007, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from the City of Brampton regarding the Federal Gas Tax allocation;

And further, that the agenda for the March 22, 2007, General Committee meeting be amended to include a revised recommendation related to Items Related to Housing and Property - Item HO-A1;

And further, that the agenda for the March 22, 2007, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2007-385

See also Resolutions 2007-421 and 2007-434


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Gayle Bursey, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Regional Municipality of Peel, Providing Infomation on the Community Food Advisor (CFA) Program and Presenting an Award to Barb Held, Divina Mitrovic and Rita Sharma, Community Food Advisors, Peel Public Health, for their 10 years of Service in their Capacity as Community Food Advisors

Received 2007-386

See also Resolution 2007-439

D2. Glenn Barnes, Chair, TransHelp Advisory Committee, Presenting the TransHelp Advisory Committee 2006 Annual Report

Received 2007-387

See also Resolutions 2007-388 and 2007-389

RECOMMENDATION GC-62-2007:

That the Chair of the TransHelp Advisory Committee be requested to meet with staff from both Brampton Transit and Mississauga Transit and GO Transit regarding the current accessibility of transit routes and future plans in this regard of each transit authority including the availability of free New Year's Eve TransHelp service.

Approved 2007-388

See also Resolutions 2007-387 and 2007-389


Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-B1 was dealt with.

HS-B1. TransHelp Advisory Committee 2006 Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-63-2007:

That the TransHelp Advisory Committee 2006 Annual Report attached as Appendix I to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services, dated March 6, 2007, titled "TransHelp Advisory Committee 2006 Annual Report", be received.

Approved 2007-389

See also Resolutions 2007-387 and 2007-388

D3. Janet Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services and Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning, Presentation regarding "Immigration in Peel - Moving Forward"

Received 2007-390


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Items Related to Management were dealt with.

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-A. Chief Administrative Officer

MA-A1. Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 15 to 21, 2007

RECOMMENDATION GC-64-2007:

Whereas National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, 2007, 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 15 to 21, 2007 be proclaimed "VOLUNTEER WEEK" in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2007-391


CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. 2007 Records Classification and Retention By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-65-2007:

That the 2007 Records Classification and Retention By-law, as presented in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated February 27, 2007, titled "2007 Records Classification and Retention By-law" be approved;

And further, that the subject by-law be presented to the External Auditor for the Region of Peel for approval in accordance with section 255 of the Municipal Act, 2001;

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

Approved 2007-392

See also Resolution 2007-444

MA-B2. Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2007-2) meeting held on February 27, 2007

1. CALL TO ORDER


2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-6-2007:

That the minutes of the January 30, 2007 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting, be approved.

Approved 2007-393


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-7-2007:

That the agenda be amended to include an oral report on the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) "Accessible Mainstreet" initiative under Other Business - Item 9a;

And further, that an item be added under Other Business - Item 9b regarding the theme for the next joint meeting of the municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees in Peel Region;

And further, that an item be added under Other Business - Item 9c regarding distribution of the Joint Peel-Caledon AAC Pending Items report;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2007 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2007-394

See also Resolutions 2007-406 to 2007-408 inclusive

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Access Update, Volume 4, Issue 1, Winter 2007

Received 2007-395

b. Disability Law Centre, ARCH Alert, February 9, 2007

Received 2007-396

c. Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, E-mail Bulletin to Public Sector Organizations, dated February 9, 2007

Received 2007-397

 

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Member Accommodation Request Forms and Consent Forms Overview provided by Susan Fisher for Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel (Oral)

Received 2007-398

b. Accessibility Topics for the 2007 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) Agenda Group Discussion facilitated by William Goursky, AAC Chair (Oral)

Received 2007-399

c. Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) 2007 Subcommittees Group Discussion facilitated by William Goursky, AAC Chair (Oral)

Received 2007-400

d. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel, Providing an Overview of the Region of Peel Accessibility Program and Expense Procedures for Members (Oral)

Referred to the March 27, 2007 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting 2007-401

e. Steering Committee Activities Update provided by Charlotte Gravlev, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk's (Oral)

Received 2007-402

f. Accessible Parking Permits Group Discussion facilitated by William Goursky, AAC Chair (Oral)

Received 2007-403

6. REPORTS


7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

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

Received 2007-404

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

Received 2007-405

8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas (TABIA) "Accessible Mainstreet" Initiative (Oral)

Received 2007-406

See also Resolution 2007-394

b. Joint Meeting of the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees in Peel Region (Oral)

Received 2007-407

See also Resolution 2007-394

c. Distribution of the Joint Peel-Caledon Pending Items Report (Oral)

Received 2007-408

See also Resolution 2007-394


FINANCE

MA-C. Corporate Finance

MA-C1. Transfer of Region of Peel Federal Gas Tax Allocation - 2007

RECOMMENDATION GC-66-2007:

That $11,984,469.84 in federal gas tax allocation received by the Region of Peel in 2007 be transferred to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon based on the allocation method identified in the report from the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 14, 2007, titled "Transfer of Region of Peel Federal Gas Tax Allocation - 2007";

And further, that staff be directed to report to Regional Council when the 2006 census population undercount is made available by Statistics Canada advising of the impact on the federal gas tax amounts transferred to each of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon from the Region of Peel;

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

Approved 2007-409

See also Resolutions 2007-379, 2007-380, 2007-385, 2007-413, 2007-417, 2007-421 and 2007-444

MA-C2. 2006 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2007-410

MA-C3. 2007 Annual Debt Repayment Limit

Received 2007-411

MA-C4. 2006 Triannual Financial Report - Year End

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2007:

That the surplus management actions and administrative adjustments contained in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 5, 2007, titled "2006 Triannual Financial Report - Year End", be approved.

Approved 2007-412


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 15, 2007, Attaching City of Mississauga Resolution 0018-2007, Regarding the Transfer of Infrastructure Funding from the Federal Gas Tax Agreement by the Region of Peel to the Lower-Tier Municipalities

Received 2007-413

See also Resolutions 2007-379, 2007-380, 2007-409, 2007-417, 2007-421 and 2007-444

MA-D2. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 26, 2007, Providing Details on the Rural-Northern Plan Discussion Paper and Seeking Comments by March 30, 2007

Received 2007-414

MA-D3. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 27, 2007, Providing Highlights from the Presentation by Roger Anderson, President, AMO at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)/Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Conference

Received 2007-415

MA-D4. News Release and Backgrounders: Ministry of Labour, dated February 28, 2007, Advising of a New Resource Available for Ontarians to Protect Against Ergonomic-Related Workplace Injuries

Received 2007-416

MA-D5. Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, Clerk's Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 2, 2007, Regarding City of Brampton Resolution C049-2007 Requesting the Transfer of Infrastructure Funding from the Federal Gas Tax Agreement to the Lower-Tier Municipalities

Received 2007-417

See also Resolutions 2007-379, 2007-380, 2007-409, 2007-413, 2007-421 and 2007-444

MA-D6. Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, Clerk's Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 2, 2007, Regarding City of Brampton Resolution C052-2007 Appointing Councillor Sprovieri to the Highway 427 Extension Committee

Received 2007-418

See also Resolutions 2007-377, 2007-378 and 2007-444

MA-D7. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 6, 2007, Advising of the Use of Enhanced 911 Information for Community Notification Services

Received 2007-419

MA-D8. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 7, 2007, Providing a Reminder of the Upcoming March 31, 2007 Deadline for the Asset Management Program (AMP) Component of the Canada-Ontario Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund (COMRIF)

Received 2007-420

Additional Item - MA-D9:

MA-D9. Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, Clerk's Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 22, 2007, Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution C065-2007 Regarding the Transfer of Infrastructure Funding Allocated from the Federal Gas Tax Agreement to the Region of Peel

Received 2007-421

See also Resolutions 2007-379, 2007-380, 2007-385, 2007-413, 2007-417 and 2007-444

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-A1. Report of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG-2007-1) meeting held on January 17, 2007

Received 2007-422

PL-A2. Jean L. Williams, Region of Peel/City of Mississauga Appointee to the Board of Directors, Conservation Halton (CH), Letter dated January 21, 2007, Outlining Some the Special Events that took Place During 2006 as Conservation Halton Celebrated its 50th Anniversary and a Brief Overview of Upcoming Activities

Received 2007-423

PL-A3. Denis Kelly, Regional Clerk, Region of York, Letter dated February 23, 2007, Providing a Copy of Region of York Clause Number 6 and a Report titled "Extension of the Smart Commute Initiative"

Received 2007-424

PL-A4. Cheri Cown, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 23, 2007, Providing a Copy of a Town of Caledon Resolution (W-090-2007) Requesting the Province of Ontario to Immediately Undertake an Economic Impact Study Regarding Agriculture in the Greenbelt Area and to Address the Impact to all of the Greenbelt Lands and the Properties and Communities Immediately Adjacent to the Greenbelt

Received 2007-425

See also Resolution 2007-426

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2007:

That the letter from Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, dated February 23, 2007, providing a copy of Town of Caledon Resolution W-090-2007 requesting the Province of Ontario to immediately undertake an economic impact study regarding agriculture in the Greenbelt Area and to address the impact to all of the Greenbelt lands and the properties and communities immediately adjacent to the Greenbelt, be endorsed;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Minister of Agriculture, and the Town of Caledon.

Approved 2007-426

See also Resolution 2007-425

PL-A5. Shelly van Empel, Legislative Administrator, Town of Milton, Letter dated February 27, 2007, Providing a Copy of a Town of Milton Recommendation (Report PD-013-07) and a Report titled "Proposed Halton Hills Generating Station - TransCanada Enterprises" (TCE)

Received 2007-427

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. Engineering and Construction

PW-A1. Consulting Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration and Supervision for Various Bridge Structures and Culvert Rehabilitations, Capital Projects 05-4820, 05-4840 and 04-4840, Document 2006-534P - City of Brampton, Wards 8 and 10, City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 5, 7, and 11 and Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2007:

That the contract (Document 2006-534P) for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services, for the rehabilitation of bridge and culvert structures referred to as Finch Box Culvert, Wrights Bridge, CNR Overpass, Dixie Road Bridge, Hunters Bridge, Derry Road over Credit River Bridge, Cawthra Road CPR Overpass, and the Belfountain Arch Bridge, be awarded to Morrison Hershfield Limited in the estimated amount of $661,925 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Projects 05-4820, 05-4840, and 04-4840 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended.

Approved 2007-428

PW-A2. Joint Project with Town of Caledon, Proposed Construction of a Sanitary Sewage System and Local Road Improvements in the Village of Inglewood, Capital Project 06-2720, Document 2007-030P - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2007:

That the contract (Document 2007-030P) for detailed design, contract administration and construction inspection services for the construction of a sanitary sewage system and local road improvements in the village of Inglewood, be awarded to R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $1,098,395 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 06-2720, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 06-2720 be increased from $4,200,000 to $6,157,000 (excluding applicable taxes), financed from External Recoveries, Town of Caledon (account 86483), in the amount of $1,957,000, (excluding applicable taxes), in order to provide for consulting engineering services and construction costs associated with the Town's component of the works.

Approved 2007-429


PW-B. Operations and Maintenance

PW-B1. Managed Competition for Roadside Ditching Services, Primarily in the Town of Caledon, Document 2007-004T

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2007:

That the Managed Competition Document 2007-004T, to perform Roadside Ditching Services on Regional Roads primarily in the Town of Caledon area be awarded to Operations and Maintenance staff from the Regional Municipality of Peel, for an estimated total cost of $446,400 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that staff be authorized to award optional periods based on satisfactory price, service and performance;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase quantities where actual requirements differ from estimates and to adjust quantity estimates annually to reflect increases in service delivery requirements to the limit of the approved budget;

And further, that the required equipment be purchased from WP87101, financed from the Public Works Fleet Reserve R1610;

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

Approved 2007-430


PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-C1. Annual Summary Report: Municipal Water Supplies

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2007:

That the 2006 Annual Summary Report be endorsed in order to comply with Drinking Water System Regulation (Ontario Regulation 170/03, amended to 402/06).

Approved 2007-431

PW-C2. Value Engineering for the Expansion and Upgrade of the Lorne Park Water Treatment Plant, Bexhill Sewage Pump Station and Herridge Feedermain, Document 2007-066P - City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2007:

That the contract (Document 2007-066P) for consulting services for Value Engineering for the expansion and upgrade of the Lorne Park Water Treatment Plant, Bexhill Sewage Pump Station and Herridge Feedermain be awarded to the consulting engineering firm Lewis and Zimmerman Associates, Inc. at an estimated cost of $321,445 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 06-1906 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended.

Approved 2007-432


PW-D. Waste Management

PW-D1. Service Contract for Processing of Wood Waste from Community Recycling Centres, Document 2006-351N

RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2007:

That the contract (Document 2006-351N) be extended with Brampton Pallet Incorporated for the provision of wood waste recycling services for a one year period starting April 1, 2007 with an option to extend for two additional one year periods, in the estimated amount of $250,000 per year in accordance with the Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase the quantities where actual tonnages differ from estimates and to adjust quantity estimates annually to reflect increases and anticipated growth to the limit of the approved budget.

Approved 2007-433


ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. Housing

HO-A1. Affordable Housing Program - Execution of the Contribution Agreement for the Walker Road Expansion Project - Town of Caledon, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2007:

That the Region's duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute the Contribution Agreement and all other necessary documents required to receive funding from the Province under the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) for the Walker Road expansion project;

And further, that the $1.25 million AHP funds be received and deferred over the terms indicated in the Contribution Agreement;

And further, in compliance with the AHP requirements, that the difference between the multi-residential property tax rate and single family property tax rate for the Walker Road expansion project be funded from the Housing New Development Reserve (R1160).

Approved 2007-434


HO-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-B1. Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Letter dated February 15, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated October 12, 2006, Addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper Regarding Funding Support for Social Housing Projects (Resolution 2006-935)

Received 2007-435

HO-B2. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated February 28, 2007, Advising that the Region of Peel will Receive $77,635 of the $4.8 Million in Additional Funding Allocated to Municipal Service Managers Participating in the Provincial Rent Bank Program

Received 2007-436


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Electricity Supply Mix, Air Quality and Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2007:

That the joint report of the Acting Commissioner of Health, the Medical Officer of Health and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated February 28, 2007, titled "Electricity Supply Mix, Air Quality and Health" be referred back to staff for further review;

And further, that a strong recommendation encouraging the Province to accelerate the development of renewable electricity technologies that would have little to no environmental impact be prepared.

Approved 2007-437


SOCIAL SERVICES

HS-B. TransHelp

HS-B1. TransHelp Advisory Committee 2006 Annual Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2007-389


HEALTH

HS-C. Environmental Health

HS-C1. West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2007:

That the report titled "2006 West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel", attached as Appendix I to the report of the Acting Commissioner of Health and the Medical Officer of Health, dated February 22, 2007 titled "West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel", be received;

And further, that the Region of Peel "West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2007", attached as Appendix II to the subject report, be approved.

Approved 2007-438


HS-D. Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention

HS-D1. Peel Public Health Community Food Advisor Program

Received 2007-439

See also Resolution 2007-386


HS-E. Family Health

HS-E1. Postpartum Mood Disorder: Regional Initiative and Provincial Campaign

Received 2007-440

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

These items were dealt with under Resolutions 2007-391 to 2007-421 inclusive


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Inaugural Meeting of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA) (Oral)

Received 2007-441


Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:38 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:40 a.m.
Councillor Whitehead arrived at 9:49 a.m.
Councillor Morrison departed at 9:53 a.m., due to other municipal business
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 10:04 a.m.


7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Re-Organization of Corporate Structure
Presentation by David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the Chief Administrative Officer be directed to proceed with a re-organization of the corporate structure as proposed in the report of the Chief Administrative Officer, dated March 29, 2007, titled "Re-Organization of Corporate Structure";

And further, that the comments of Members of Council provided at the March 29, 2007 Regional Council meeting be taken into account, within the process of doing so.

Carried 2007-442

b) Highlights of Ontario and Federal 2007 Budgets

Received 2007-443

See also Resolutions 2007-381 and 2007-382

 

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 1-2007: A by-law to provide for the preservation and destruction of records of the Regional Municipality of Peel and to repeal By-law Number 1-2003, as amended.

By-law 21-2007: A by-law to amend By-law 43-2002 titled the "Fees By-law" and to repeal By-laws 1-2004, 135-2004, 102-2005 and 10-2006.

By-law 22-2007: A by-law to allocate federal gas tax revenue funds to the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga and the Town of Caledon for the year 2007.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 1-2007, 21-2007 and 22-2007, 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 2007-444

See also Resolutions 2007-379, 2007-380 and 2007-392


9. OTHER BUSINESS


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the report of the In Camera General Committee meeting of March 22, 2007 and a Council report relating to the following:

  • Labour relations or employee negotiations

Carried 2007-445

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2007-446

1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2005-4) meeting held on March 22, 2007

G1. Labour relations or employee negotiations

Referred to the March 29, 2007 Regional Council meeting 2007-447

See also Resolution 2007-448


2. Staff Reports

a) Labour relations or employee negotiations

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology be authorized to notify the four early retiree benefits program recipients who are challenging the premium adjustment that effective July 1, 2007, their accounts will be charged the full 2007 premium for their benefits;

And further, that the four early retiree benefits program recipients be informed that their options are to pay, or to inform the Region they wish to either cancel their participation or discuss a phase-in plan up to the full rate;

And further, that the four early retiree benefits program recipients be advised that should they choose not to engage in dialogue regarding a payment plan, or refuse to pay, benefits would no longer be available to them, effective July 1, 2007;

And further, that the four early retiree benefits program recipients be so advised by April 11, 2007.

Carried 2007-448

See also Resolution 2007-447

 

12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Gibson,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That By-law 30-2007 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 29, 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 2007-449

 


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:01 a.m.

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair