April 19, 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 Public Meeting on the Development Charges By-law and Background Study held on April 12, 2007
      b) Report of the General Committee (GC-2007-5) meeting held on April 12, 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
April 19, 2007

 

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Members:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell*, G. Gibson, A. Groves*, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, S. McFadden, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, C. Parrish, M. Prentice, P. Saito*, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead
Members Absent:
P. Palleschi, due to vacation; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business
Also Present:
K. Ward, Acting Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner of Housing and Property; 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. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services; J. Smith, Acting Commissioner of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist
   

___________________________________

* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 29, 2007 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 29, 2007 be approved.

Carried 2007-450

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the agenda for the April 19, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an oral update from the Commissioner of Public Works regarding the Ministry of Environment Chief Drinking Water Inspector's Annual Report 2005/2006;

And further, that the agenda for the April 19, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a Notice of Motion regarding the adverse health effects of ambient air pollution on the citizens of the Region of Peel;

And further, that the agenda for the April 19, 2007 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2007-451

See also Resolutions 2007-452 and 2007-540

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Additional Item - 5a:

a) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works, Providing an Update regarding the Ministry of Environment Chief Drinking Water Inspector's Annual Report 2005/2006 (Oral)

Received 2007-452

See also Resolution 2007-451

The Commissioner of Public Works advised that the Chief Drinking Water Inspector will be releasing the Annual Report in approximately one week.

The purpose of the report is to summarize the performance of drinking water systems across Ontario with respect to compliance with the drinking water legislation and compliance with water quality standards.

The Commissioner of Public Works advised that water users in Peel should be fully confident that Peel is performing at the highest level of drinking water service providers in the province.


6. COMMUNICATIONS
- Nil

Councillor Groves arrived at 9:44 a.m.
Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:47 a.m.
Councillor Saito arrived at 9:51 a.m.


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the Public Meeting on the Development Charges By-law and Background Study held on April 12, 2007

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:37 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997 and in accordance with the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that the purpose of the meeting was to present information to the public and obtain input on the proposed Region of Peel Development Charge By-law and background study.


3. CONFIRMATION OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

The Regional Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997 and the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003, by publication in the following news media having general circulation in the Region of Peel:

Mississauga News - March 21, 2007
Brampton Guardian - March 21, 2007
Caledon Enterprise - March 21, 2007
Region of Peel Website - Tuesday, March 20, 2007


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of the proposed Development Charges By-law and background study, that he/she give their full name, address, postal code and telephone number in writing at the Clerk's Division prior to leaving the meeting.


5. DEVELOPMENT CHARGES PROPOSAL

Regional Chair Kolb emphasized that the proposed by-law and background study is subject to change before being finalized by Council. He then called upon Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and Rob Elliott, Manager, Development Financing, to provide an overview of the by-law adoption process and timing involved.

a) Regional Municipality of Peel 2007 Development Charges Amending By-law and Background Study (Oral)
Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and Rob Elliott, Manager, Development Financing

Received 2007-453


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

1. Phil King, Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association - Urban Development Institute, Peel Chapter

Received 2007-454

See also Resolution 2007-459

2. Salvatore Cavarretta, Development Planner, Tridel

Received 2007-455

See also Resolution 2007-458

3. David Lyons, Representative, Peel Federation of Agriculture

Received 2007-456


b) Written Submissions

1. Paula J. Tenuta, Director, Municipal Government Relations, Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association - Urban Development Institute, Letter dated April 10, 2007

Received 2007-457

2. Salvatore Cavarretta, Development Planner, Tridel, Letter dated April 11, 2007

Received 2007-458

See also Resolution 2007-455

3. Phil J. King, President, Orlando Corporation, Letter dated April 11, 2007

Received 2007-459

See also Resolution 2007-454


7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb thanked those in attendance for their time and input, and stated that all comments received will be taken into consideration. He further stated that a final report and supporting by-law would be presented to Regional Council later this spring for final approval.

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

b) Report of the General Committee (GC-2007-5) meeting held on April 12, 2007

Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance advised that subsequent to General Committee approval of Items Related to Management - Item MA-D2, staff at the City of Mississauga had advised that changes made by the City to their instalment payment plan may require further adjustments to the 2007 Final Regional Levy By-law, and accordingly, requested authority from Regional Council to make the required adjustments.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized to make any technical adjustments to the Regional Levy By-law to address any further amendments to area municipal instalment payment plans.

Carried 2007-460

See also Resolutions 2007-483 and 2007-536

Councillor Saito requested that a separate vote be taken on the General Committee recommendation on Items Related to Housing and Property - Item HO-D1 from the April 12, 2007 General Committee minutes.

Councillor Saito requested a recorded vote.

HO-D1. Councillor Nameplates in Council Chamber

RECOMMENDATION GC-98-2007:

That staff be authorized to remove the Ward and Area Municipal identification from Regional Councillor nameplates located within the Regional Council Chamber.

In favour: Miles, Parrish
Total - 2
   
Opposed: Adams, Corbasson, Dale, Fennell, Gibson, Groves, Iannicca, Mahoney, McCallion, McFadden, Moore, Morrison, Mullin, Prentice, Saito, Sanderson, Sprovieri, Thompson, Whitehead
Total - 19
   
Abstain: Carlson
Total - 1
   
Absent: Palleschi, Paterak
Total - 2

Lost 2007-461

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That the minutes of the General Committee (GC-2007-5) meeting held on April 12, 2007 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2007-462


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2007:

That the agenda for the April 12, 2007, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-463


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Presenting the Government Finance Officers Association, Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the year ending December 31, 2005 to Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; Dave Bingham, Director, Financial Services; Monique Hynes, Manager, Accounting Services; and Mike Grey, Supervisor, Analytical Review

Received 2007-464

D2. Jin Wang, Project Co-ordinator, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO) and Neil Ahmed, P. Eng., Consultant Project Manager, McCormick Rankin Corporation, Providing an Overview of the Progress of the Formal Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor and to Discuss the Proposed Terms of Reference for the EA

Received 2007-465


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A. Paramedic and Emergency Services

MA-A1. Emergency Preparedness Week - May 6 to12, 2007

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2007:

Whereas each year thousands of Canadians are affected by emergencies;

And whereas, these situations have abnormal impact on life, health and property;

And whereas, people are often not adequately prepared for such events;

And whereas, the Region of Peel and its area municipalities have established emergency management programs in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to plan for, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters that may affect the safety and well-being of the residents of the Region of Peel;

And whereas a vital part of an emergency management program is to inform and educate the public about emergencies and how to prepare for them;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 6 to 12, 2007 be proclaimed "EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2007-466

MA-A2. Paramedic Week - May 20 to 27, 2007

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2007:

Whereas, each year Peel Regional Paramedic Services will respond to approximately 70,000 emergency calls for assistance;

And whereas, the Paramedics of Peel Regional Paramedic Services are ready to provide life saving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week;

And whereas, access to quality pre-hospital emergency medical care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury;

And whereas, Paramedics engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing medical education to maintain and enhance their life saving skills and abilities;

And whereas, Paramedics often find themselves in dangerous and traumatic situations requiring urgent critical decisions;

And whereas, Paramedics provide a vital, valuable pre-hospital emergency medical service to the residents of Peel;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 20 to 27, 2007 be proclaimed "PARAMEDIC WEEK" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2007-467


MA-B. Clerk's

MA-B1. Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2007-3) meeting held on March 27, 2007

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2007:

That the minutes of the February 27, 2007 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-468

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-9-2007:

That an item be added under Other Business as Item 9b regarding the use of sign language interpreters at Regional Council meetings;

And further, that an item be added under Other Business as Item 9c regarding the upcoming Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee (OAAC) Forum;

And further, that an item be added under Other Business as Item 9d regarding the "Visitable Housing Canada" Website launch;

And further, that an item be added under Other Business as Item 9e regarding Caledon Representation on the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee;

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

Approved 2007-469

See also Resolutions 2007-477 to 2007-480 inclusive


4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 12, 2007, Regarding the Notification Process for Permits Seized under the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Accessible Parking Permit (APP) Program

Received 2007-470


5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Accommodation Policies of Peel Regional Paramedic Services for Persons with Disabilities, Overview Provided by Randy Diceman, Public Awareness and Prevention Officer and Verna Jones, Paramedic Training Officer, Peel Regional Paramedic Services (Oral)

Received 2007-471

6. REPORTS

a. Accessibility Audit Report - Caledon Community Services, October 24, 2006

Received 2007-472


7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

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

Deferred to the April 17, 2007 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory meeting 2007-473

b. Jeff Payne, Acting Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2007-474


8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR

a. Naz Husain, Citizen Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee, Update Regarding the Spring 2007 Joint Meeting of Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees (Oral)

Received 2007-475


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Jan Spry, Citizen Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee, Regarding Winter Curb Cut Maintenance Issues, Steeles Avenue, Brampton (Oral)

Received 2007-476

Additional Items - Items 9b to 9e

b. Jim Hardman, Citizen Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accesibility Advisory Committee, Regarding Sign Language Interpreters at Regional Council meetings (Oral)

Received 2007-477

See also Resolution 2007-469

c. William Goursky, Citizen Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accesibility Advisory Committee, Regarding the Upcoming Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee (OAAC) Forum (Oral)

Received 2007-478

See also Resolution 2007-469

d. William Goursky, Citizen Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accesibility Advisory Committee, Regarding the Visitable Housing Canada Website Launch (Oral)

Received 2007-479

See also Resolution 2007-469

e. Maureen Tymkow, Citizen Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accesibility Advisory Committee, Regarding Caledon Representation on the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (Oral)

Received 2007-480

See also Resolution 2007-469


FINANCE

MA-C. Internal Audit

MA-C1. Internal Audit Awareness Day - May 3, 2007

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2007:

Whereas, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with approximately 130,000 members representing 160 countries around the globe;

And whereas, the IIA is the recognized authority, principal educator, and acknowledged leader in the Internal Audit profession worldwide;

And whereas, the IIA has declared the month of May as International Internal Audit Awareness Month;

And whereas, Internal Audit assists Audit Subcommittee in ensuring that the Region is operating in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner and also provides assurance that programs are working effectively and are being delivered efficiently;

Therefore be it resolved, that May 3, 2007 be proclaimed "INTERNAL AUDIT AWARENESS DAY" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2007-481


MA-D. Corporate Finance

MA-D1. Green Municipal Fund

Received 2007-482

MA-D2. 2007 Final Regional Levy By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-82-2007:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for approval which apportions the net levy requirement of $680,544,000 to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon in accordance with the Council approved apportionment formula and per the Financial Control By-law, as detailed in Appendix I to the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 22, 2007, titled "2007 Final Regional Levy By-law", inclusive of technical adjustments related to waste management expenditures.

Approved 2007-483

See also Resolutions 2007-460 and 2007-536

MA-D3. 2007 Tax Capping Policy

RECOMMENDATION GC-83-2007:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council to authorize the Region to apply one or more of the optional tools for tax capping available to it under paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection 329.1(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, for the calculation of the amount of property taxes for municipal and school purposes payable regarding commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes for the 2007 taxation year.

Approved 2007-484

See also Resolution 2007-536

MA-D4. 2007 Development Charges Background Study and Draft By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-84-2007:

That the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 20, 2007, titled "2007 Development Charges Background Study and Draft By-law", be received;

And further, that staff be directed to include stakeholders representing business improvement and intensification areas within the Region of Peel, including Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade and area municipal Economic Departments, to ensure their concerns are taken into account;

And further, that staff continue consultations with the various stakeholders on the proposed development charges by-law and report back to Regional Council seeking approval of a new development charges by-law later this spring.

Approved 2007-485


PEOPLE, INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY

MA-E. Human Resources

MA-E1. Career Bridge Awards for Participation in Internship Program

Received 2007-486


MA-F. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-F1. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 19, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb Regarding the Delegation of Authority to Set Tax Ratios

Received 2007-487

MA-F2. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 26, 2007, Advising that Infrastructure Ontario has Posted the List of Approved Grants Competing for the Rural Infrastructure Investment Initiative Funding on its Website (www.infrastructureontario.ca)

Received 2007-488

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

PL-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PL-A1. Implications of the Clean Water Act, 2006 (Bill 43) in Peel

Received 2007-489

See also Resolution 2007-511

PL-A2. Active Transportation Plan for the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-85-2007:

That the joint report of the Commissioners of Planning, Public Works, Acting Commissioner of Health and the Medical Officer of Health, dated March 20, 2007, titled "Active Transportation Plan for the Region of Peel", be received;

And further, that staff be directed to establish a regional/area municipal Active Transportation Leadership Group to facilitate the planning and implementation of active transportation;

And further, that staff be directed to work in collaboration with area municipal staff to develop an integrated Peel Active Transportation Plan;

And further, that staff develop an integrated communication plan in collaboration with the area municipalities to promote current bicycle and pedestrian facilities to educate the public on the benefits of active transportation and encourage residents to use active modes of transportation;

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

Approved 2007-490


PL-B. Planning Policy and Research

PL-B1. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2007-2) meeting held on March 29, 2007

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with section III-4(f.) of the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 57-2006, the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC) received information.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Items 4a, 5a, 6a, 7a and 7b were discussed by the Subcommittee.

4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust Memorandum of Understanding


5. UPDATES

a) Update on Partner Funding for 2007 Greenlands Securement Project Proposals (Oral)
Presentation by Leilani Lee-Yates, Planner, Planning Policy and Research


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Kate Potter, Project Coordinator, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Letter dated February 15, 2007, Providing a Copy of the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation Newsletter Outlining the Summary of Year One (September 2005 to August 2006) of the "Caring for the Moraine Project (CMP)" and Outlining Upcoming Projects and Events (September 2006 to August 2007)


7. IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) Personal matter about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

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


A quorum of voting members was achieved.

Committee moved In Camera

a) Personal matter about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

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

Committee moved out of In Camera

The Greenlands Securement Subcommittee formalized receipt of the reports previously received for information.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-7-2007:

That the agenda for the March 29, 2007 Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-491


3. DELEGATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust Memorandum of Understanding

Received 2007-492

b) Proposed Meeting dates for the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC) for 2007

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-8-2007:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated March 14, 2007, titled, "Proposed Meeting Dates for the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC) for 2007", be received;

And further, that future meetings of the GSSC be scheduled on:

- Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, September, 27, 2007 - 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Approved 2007-493


5. UPDATES

a) Update on Partner Funding for 2007 Greenlands Securement Project Proposals (Oral)
Presentation by Leilani Lee-Yates, Planner, Planning Policy and Research

Received 2007-494


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Kate Potter, Project Coordinator, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Letter dated February 15, 2007, Providing a Copy of the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation Newsletter Outlining the Summary of Year One (September 2005 to August 2006) of the "Caring for the Moraine Project (CMP)" and Outlining Upcoming Projects and Events (September 2006 to August 2007)

Received 2007-495


7. IN CAMERA MATTERS

This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting


PL-B2. 2006 Census Population and Dwelling Counts for Peel Region, the Area Municipalities and Upper Tier Municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Received 2007-496


PL-C. Transportation Planning

PL-C1. 2005 GO Rail Passenger Survey Report

Received 2007-497


PL-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PL-D1. David Caplan, Minister of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Letter dated February 16, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb, Regarding the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Decision Approving the York Truck Centre Proposal on Regional Road 50

Received 2007-498

See also Resolution 2007-499

PL-D2. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated March 13, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb, Regarding the Proposed Highway 427 Extension

Received 2007-499

See also Resolution 2007-498

PL-D3. Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 23, 2007, Providing a Copy of a Town of Caledon Resolution (W-143-2007) Requesting that the Region of Peel Investigate the Possibility of Using the Municipal Water Rate to Provide Support for Projects that are Initially Funded through the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) for the Ongoing Protection of Water Quality and Quantity

Referred to Planning, Public Works and Finance staff 2007-500

PL-D4. Vincent Rodo, General Secretary, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Letter dated March 27, 2007, Providing a Copy of TTC Recommendations 1 and 2 and a Report Advising of the Endorsement by the TTC of the Toronto Transit City - Light Rail Plan as the Basis and Priority for Rapid Transit Expansion

Received 2007-501

PL-D5. P.M. Madill, Regional Clerk, Region of Durham, Letter dated March 30, 2007, Providing a Copy of a Region of Durham Committee Recommendation and Report Regarding the Memorandum of Understanding with Partner Municipalities for the Smart Commute Initiative

Received 2007-502

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Front End Financing Arrangement and the Advancement of Regional Works for the Springbrook Community Sub Area 2, Capital Projects 08-1107, 08-2150, 08-2160 and 08-2195 - City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-2007:

That the signing officers for the Region of Peel be authorized to execute a Front End Financing Agreement (FEFA) with the Springbrook Landowners Group in accordance with Front End Financing Policy Number F40-06 to permit the early construction of Capital Projects 08-2150, 08-2160 and 08-2195 (Branch of Credit Valley Trunk Sewer) and 08-1107, 400mm (16 inch) diameter watermain on Future Williams Parkway being the required permanent wastewater and water infrastructure needed to service the subject lands;

And further, that in accordance with the terms of reimbursement and performance criteria outlined in the Front End Financing Agreement, $2,240,410 for 08-2150, 08-2160 and 08-2195 be financed from the Regional Wastewater Development Charges Reserve Fund R-3525;

And further, that $1,280,640 for 08-1107 be financed from the Regional Water Development Charges Reserve Fund R-3530 as approved in principle in the 2007 Capital Budget and Forecast to 2016;

And further, that staff be authorized to enter into direct negotiations with the Springbrook Landowners Group for the construction of Capital Projects 08-2150, 08-2160, 08-2195 and 08-1107 at the lower of the lowest tendered price or budget unit value in accordance with Regional Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended, in order that construction of the sanitary sewer and watermain may commence immediately;

And further, that a copy of the joint report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 15, 2007, titled "Engineering and Construction Front End Financing Arrangement and the Advancement of Regional Works for the Springbrook Community Sub Area 2, Capital Projects 08-1107, 08-2150, 08-2160 and 08-2195 - City of Brampton, Ward 6", be forwarded to the City of Brampton, for information.

Approved 2007-503


PW-B. Engineering and Construction

PW-B1. Regional Road 20 (Queensway) Improvements from Hurontario Street to Etobicoke Creek, Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Widening between Kendall Road and Blundell Road, Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Resurfacing between Blundell Road and Golden Orchard Drive, Capital Project 04-4040, Document 2006-679P - City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3 and 7

RECOMMENDATION GC-87-2007:

That the contract (Document 2006-679P) for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services for Regional Road 20 (Queensway) and Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) improvements outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 13, 2007, titled "Regional Road 20 (Queensway) Improvements from Hurontario Street to Etobicoke Creek, Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Widening between Kendall Road and Blundell Road, Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Resurfacing between Blundell Road and Golden Orchard Drive, Capital Project 04-4040, Document 2006-679P - City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3 and 7", be awarded to McCormick Rankin Corporation, in the estimated amount of $1,047,595 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 04-4040, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended.

Approved 2007-504

PW-B2. Implementation of Turn Restrictions for Heavy Trucks Except Local Deliveries, Regional Road 9 (King Street) at Nancy Street, Regional Road 9 (King Street) at Jane Street and Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) at Elizabeth Street - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-88-2007:

That Section 10 (Heavy Truck Traffic) of the Region of Peel Consolidated Traffic By-law 57-2005, be amended to include the addition of subsection (5), to restrict heavy trucks from making turns at intersections except for local deliveries;

And further, that By-law 57-2005 be amended to include Part 24, "Heavy Truck Turning Movement Restrictions - Except Local Deliveries";

And further, that a turning movement restriction for heavy trucks except for local deliveries be implemented for eastbound right turns and westbound left turns at the intersection of Regional Road 9 (King Street) at Nancy Street, in the Town of Caledon, Ward 5;

And further, that a turning movement restriction for heavy trucks except for local deliveries be implemented for eastbound right turns and westbound left turns at the intersection of Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Jane Street, in the Town of Caledon, Ward 5;

And further, that a turning movement restriction for heavy trucks except for local deliveries be implemented for northbound left turns and southbound right turns at the intersection of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) at Elizabeth Street in the Town of Caledon, Ward 5;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council to amend By-law 57-2005;

And further, that the Town of Caledon and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - Caledon Detachment be advised.

Approved 2007-505

See also Resolution 2007-536

PW-B3. Belfountain Stopping Restrictions, Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) and Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/Bush Street) - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-89-2007:

That a stopping prohibition be implemented for the west side of Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) from a point 200 metres (656 feet) south of Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit/Bush Street) to Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit/Bush Street) for the Salamander Festival (last weekend in September) and Thanksgiving Weekend/Fall Colours Event, in the Town of Caledon, Ward 1;

And further, that a stopping prohibition be implemented for the south side of Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit/Bush Street) from a point 50 metres (164 feet) west of Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) to Shaws Creek Road for the Salamander Festival (last weekend in September) and Thanksgiving Weekend/Fall Colours Event, in the Town of Caledon, Ward 1;

And further, that By-law 57-2005, subsection 3(7) be amended to clarify the Commissioner's authority to approve the temporary removal and erection of No Parking and No Stopping signs for special events;

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


And further, that the Town of Caledon and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - Caledon Detachment be advised.

Approved 2007-506

See also Resolution 2007-536

PW-B4. Belfountain Speed Limit Changes on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) and Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/ Bush Street) Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-90-2007:

That the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/(Old Main Street) be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h from 500 metres south of Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/Bush Street) to Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit/Bush Street) in the Town of Caledon, Ward 1;

And further, that the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/ Bush Street) be reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h from Scott Street to 150 metres east of Shaws Creek Road in the Town of Caledon, Ward 1;

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

And further, that the Town of Caledon and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - Caledon Detachment be advised.

Approved 2007-507

See also Resolution 2007-536

PW-B5. Eastbound Dual Left Turn Lane Designation, Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Matheson Boulevard - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-91-2007:

That an eastbound dual left turn lane designation be implemented at the intersection of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Matheson Boulevard, in the City of Mississauga, Ward 5;

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

And further, that the City of Mississauga and Peel Regional Police be advised.

Approved 2007-508

See also Resolution 2007-536

PW-B6. Traffic Signals Policy - Audible Pedestrian Signals, Portable Lane Control Traffic Signals - All Wards

RECOMMENDATION GC-92-2007:

That Region of Peel Corporate Policy W30-14, Public Works, Roads, "Traffic Signals", be amended to eliminate the requirement for Council approval for the installation of Audible Pedestrian Signals (APS) requested by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 19, 2007, titled "Traffic Signals Policy - Audible Pedestrian Signals, Portable Land Control Traffic Signals, All Wards";

And further, that Policy W30-14 be amended to eliminate the requirement for Council approval for the use of temporary portable lane control signals utilized in capital road reconstruction;

And further, that staff be authorized to amend or delete the subject Corporate Policy as required, due to the administrative nature of the policy.

Approved 2007-509


PW-C. Operations and Maintenance

PW-C1. Salt Management Plan Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-93-2007:

That the Region of Peel Salt Management Plan be endorsed in order to ensure continued support for environmental stewardship in winter control.

Approved 2007-510


PW-D. Water and Wastewater Treatment

PW-D1. Municipal Drinking Water Licence Program
Presentation by Nick Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning and Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Received 2007-511

See also Resolution 2007-489


PW-E. Waste Management

PW-E1. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2007-3) meeting held on March 29, 2007

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-7-2007:

That the agenda for the March 29, 2007, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-512


3. DELEGATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Program

RECOMMENDATION WM-8-2007:

That a "Small Quantity Generator Hazardous Waste Program" be implemented in the Community Recycling Centre network to receive small quantities of hazardous waste from the industrial, commercial and institutional sector, subject to receipt of amended Certificates of Approval for the sites;

And further, that the Waste Management System Fees and Charges By-law 17-2007 be amended to include disposal costs for hazardous waste from Small Quantity Generators;

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

Approved 2007-513

See also Resolution 2007-536

b) Community Recycling Centre Network Update

Received 2007-514

c) Strengthening Extended Producer Responsibilities for Ontario's Blue Box - Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)/Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) Discussion Paper (Oral)
Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management

Received 2007-515

RECOMMENDATION WM-9-2007:

That the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)/Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators (AMRC) Discussion Paper Regarding Strengthening Extended Producer Responsibility for Ontario's Blue Box Program be endorsed;

And further, that AMO and AMRC be requested to consider amending Recommendation 2 to require stewards to be responsible for 100 per cent of the cost of managing non-recyclable packaging;

And further, that the subject resolution be forwarded to AMO.

Approved 2007-516


5. UPDATES - Nil

6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution on Recyclable Plastics

RECOMMENDATION WM-10-2007:

Whereas a significant portion of consumer plastic packaging, including grocery produce containers and blister packaging, is non-recyclable;

And whereas the current recycling rate for consumer plastics packaging in Ontario is only 18 per cent;

And whereas the cost to collect and dispose of non-recyclable plastic packaging is borne fully by municipalities;

And whereas the Blue Box Program Plan creates a disincentive for industry to increase the use of recyclable packaging because industry is required to provide municipal funding for packaging that is recycled but not for packaging that is disposed;

Therefore be it resolved that the Ontario Minister of the Environment be requested to direct Stewardship Ontario, through Waste Diversion Ontario, to:

a) amend the Blue Box Program Plan to require industry to pay 100 per cent of municipal costs to manage non-recyclable consumer packaging in the garbage stream;

b) amend the Blue Box Program Plan to establish material-specific recovery targets of at least 60 per cent for all consumer packaging materials, including plastic packaging, with deadlines and action plans to be approved by the Minister; and

c) prepare a plastics market development plan to establish processing capacity and end markets for the full range of plastic packaging in the municipal waste stream;

And further, that the subject resolution be forwarded to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) and Stewardship Ontario for their consideration.

Approved 2007-517

9. NEXT MEETING

RECOMMENDATION WM-11-2007:

That a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy working group meeting be scheduled for April 26, 2007 at 12:00 p.m.;

And further, that the Waste Management Subcommittee meet at approximately 1:00 p.m. on April 26, 2007, following the working group meeting.

Approved 2007-518


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. Martin Sedkowski, Senior Project Manager, Traffic Office, Central Region, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO), Letter dated March 6, 2007, Outlining Proposed Temporary Speed Limit Changes on Highway 410 in the City of Brampton for Phase 2 of the Highway 410 Extension to Mayfield Road

Received 2007-519


ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

HO-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HO-A1. Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 17 (Cawthra Road), Owner: 656731 Ontario Limited - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-94-2007:

That the encroachment on Regional Road 17 (Cawthra Road) being landscaping and concrete paving located at 707 Lakeshore Road East in the City of Mississauga, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated February 23, 2007 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and 656731 Ontario Limited;

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

Approved 2007-520

See also Resolution 2007-536

HO-A2. Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Land, Former McLeodville Well Number Two Site, North Side of Terry Street, West of Hurontario Street - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-95-2007:

That the lands described as Lot 14, Plan 612, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Caledon), Regional Municipality of Peel, subject to CA26830 as in PIN 14275-0088 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2007-521

See also Resolution 2007-522

RECOMMENDATION GC-96-2007:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Vendor, enter into an agreement with Naaman Smith, Patricia Smith and James Byron Smith, as Purchaser, for the fee simple sale of lands described as Lot 14, Plan 612, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Caledon), Regional Municipality of Peel, subject to CA26830 as in PIN 14275-0088 for a purchase price of $2,500;

And further, that the net proceeds from the sale be deposited to Reserve R0241 (Capital Finance Stabilization - Water).

Approved 2007-522

See also Resolution 2007-521


HO-B. Housing

HO-B1. Service Manager Social Housing Reform Act, 2000 (SHRA) Activities

Received 2007-523

HO-B2. Walker Road Seniors Apartment - Town of Caledon, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-97-2007:

That staff be authorized to proceed on behalf of Peel Housing Corporation to issue the tender for the construction of the Walker Road Seniors Apartment Project in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended, subject to Peel Housing Corporation approval;

And further, that Document 2004-563P awarded to MMMC Inc. Architects for full architectural services in November 2005, under contract with the Region of Peel, be assigned to Peel Housing Corporation and executed, subject to Peel Housing Corporation approval.

Approved 2007-524

See also Resolution 2007-528


HO-C. Heritage Complex

HO-C1. Ontario Heritage Trust Plaque for William Perkins Bull at the Peel Heritage Complex

Received 2007-525


HO-D. Property

HO-D1. Councillor Nameplates in Council Chamber

This recommendation was voted upon separately at the April 19, 2007 Regional Council meeting under Resolution 2007-461


HO-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HO-E1. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated February 28, 2007, Thanking the Region of Peel for Participating in the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program, Rental and Supportive Component and Informing that the Service Manager Administration Agreement has been Signed

Received 2007-526

HO-E2. Keith Ward, Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living, E-mail dated March 16, 2007 to Mayor Hazel McCallion, Providing Information Pertaining to Social Housing Downloading Issues

Received 2007-527

HO-E3. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 19, 2007, Confirming that Funding in the Amount of $1,250,000 for 25 Units for the Walker Road Project has been Approved under the Rental and Supportive Component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program

Received 2007-528

See also Resolution 2007-524

HO-E4. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 2, 2007, Informing that the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors is Advocating for a New Framework for Housing Policy and Program Development in Ontario

Received 2007-529


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HEALTH

HS-A. Long-Term Care

HS-A1. Peel Long Term Care Accreditation

Received 2007-530


HS-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-B1. Jim Bradley, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter received March 16, 2007, Inviting the Region of Peel to Participate in the 2007 Senior of the Year Award by Nominating Outstanding Local Seniors within the Community

Received 2007-531

HS-B2. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 12, 2007, Providing an Update on the HealthForce Ontario Recruitment Centre and its Initiatives in Increasing the Number of Physicians and Health Care Professionals in Ontario

Received 2007-532

HS-B3. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated March 16, 2007, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated February 22, 2007, Regarding Vision and Dental Care Coverage for Seniors

Received 2007-533

HS-B4. News Release: From the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS), dated March 19, 2007, Informing that the Amendments to the New Long-Term Care Homes Act (Bill 140) Give Added Support and Recognition to the Not-for-Profit Sector

Received 2007-534


F. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil

G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-99-2007:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1 to G3 inclusive, be forwarded to the April 19, 2007 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2007-535

See also Resolutions 2007-541 to 2007-548 inclusive

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 23-2007: A by-law to adopt the optional tools for calculating the amount of taxes for municipal and school purposes payable in respect of property in the commercial classes, industrial classes and multi-residential property class for 2007.

By-law 24-2007: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 17 (Cawthra Road) in the City of Mississauga.

By-law 31-2007: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2007 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on lower-tier municipalities.

By-law 32-2007: A by-law to implement heavy truck right and left turn restrictions at the intersections of Regional Road 9 (King Street) at Nancy Street, Regional Road 9 (King Street) at Jane Street and Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) at Elizabeth Street except local delivery, and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 33-2007: A by-law to amend By-law 57-2005, being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 34-2007: A by-law to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) to 40 km/h from 500 metres south of Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/Bush Street) to Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/Bush Street) and to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/Bush Street) to 40 km/h from Scott Street to 150 metres east of Shaws Creek Road and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 35-2007: A by-law to designate eastbound dual left turn lanes at the intersection of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Matheson Boulevard and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 36-2007: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 38-2007: A by-law to amend By-law 17-2007 titled the "Waste Management System Fees and Charges By-law, 2007".

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
23-2007, 24-2007, 31-2007 to 36-2007 inclusive and 38-2007, 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 2007-536

See also Resolutions 2007-483, 2007-484, 2007-505 to 2007-508 inclusive, 2007-513 and 2007-520


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding the Region of Peel Nominee to the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) Source Water Protection Committee

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas Michael R. Garrett was previously employed as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Region of Peel;

And whereas, Michael R. Garrett was previously employed as CAO of the City of Toronto and CAO of the Region of York;

And whereas, Michael R. Garrett is knowledgeable in the fields of conservation and environmental assessment matters;

And whereas, Michael R. Garrett was employed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority from 1970 to 1981;

And whereas, Michael R. Garrett has provincial government experience;

And whereas, Michael R. Garrett is respected by the agricultural community;

Therefore be it resolved, that Michael R. Garrett be nominated by the Regional Municipality of Peel for the position of Chair of the Credit Valley Toronto and Region Central Lake Ontario Source Water Protection Committee;

And further, that a copy of the subject resolution be forwarded to the Minister of the Environment for approval;

And further, that a copy of the subject resolution be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), and the area municipalities, for information.

Carried 2007-537

RESOLUTION 2007-537 AMENDED BY 2007-551

Additional Items - 9b and 9c:

b) Request for Staff Support - Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA) (Oral)

Received 2007-538

Mayor McCallion invited the Mayors of the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon to appoint area municipal staff to assist her in identifying the respective needs of the municipality as they relate to the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA); attend meetings of the GTTA; and, assist in reviewing information from the GTTA. Mayor McCallion thanked Regional Chair Kolb for his response to her communication on this matter.

Regional Chair Kolb indicated that he would be initiating a process whereby Regional Commissioners would notify Mayor McCallion of issues they deem as requiring attention by the GTTA.

c) Resolution regarding the Placement of Trees on Regional Roads

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That area municipal staff be consulted on the selection and placement of trees on Regional roads.

Carried 2007-539


10. NOTICES OF MOTION

Additional Item - 10a:

a) Notice of Motion by Councillor Mullin regarding the Adverse Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution to the Region of Peel

Whereas the Ontario Medical Association, in its 2005 report titled "The Illness Costs of Air Pollution", estimated that the annual adverse health impacts of air pollution in Ontario are responsible for 5,829 premature deaths, more than 16,800 hospitalizations, more than 59,700 emergency room visits and nearly 30,000,000 minor illnesses at a direct cost to the health system of more than $500 million, and 47 million lost days of employment worth billions of dollars;

And whereas, the Province of Ontario Ambient Air Quality Criteria (AAQC) are clearly not protective of the health of the population;

And whereas, the Ontario Ministry of Environment does not cap pollution levels in Ontario but continues to issue annually between 1,200 and 1,500 new Certificates of Approval authorizing more pollution;

And whereas, the Ontario Ministry of Environment Clarkson Airshed Study, released in November 2006, establishes pollution levels in south Mississauga and east Oakville for particulate matter (PM 10 and PM 2.5), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at levels 15 per cent greater than the provincial average and which they have described as a "taxed airshed";

And whereas, the Clarkson Airshed Study also found ambient air levels of the volatile organic compounds acrolein and acrylonitrile (mutagens and carcinogens listed on the hazardous substances list of the United States Department of Health) to be present in the Clarkson area in excess of the Canada-wide standard being set by Environment Canada for 2010;

And whereas, the Ontario Minister of Energy is proposing to locate three natural gas-fired electricity generating stations in south Mississauga with a total capacity of nearly 2,000 megawatts (MW), in addition to the 800 MW plant already being built in Brampton and the 670 MW plant to be developed in Halton County a few kilometres upwind of Meadowvale;

And whereas, natural gas-fired generating stations are major emitters of the criteria pollutants - sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (99 per cent of which is PM 2.5) as well as millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), the greenhouse gas accused of global warning;

And whereas, the former Medical Officer of Health for Peel Region, Dr. David McKeown, has said "Current air quality guidelines for NOx, SO2 and respirable particulates (PM 2.5) and ozone are insufficient to be protective of human health.";

And whereas, Dr. David Pengelly, one of Canada's leading air quality scientists has said, "The evidence is that for criteria pollutants in Ontario regulatory criteria or standards are not protective of the health of the population.";

Therefore be it resolved, that the Council of the Region of Peel request the Medical Officer of Health to prepare a report that addresses:

  1. The adverse health effects of ambient air pollution on the people in Peel Region;
  2. The additional adverse health impacts on people in Peel Region which will result from the location of natural gas-fired generating stations in Peel;
  3. The standards for provincial air quality criteria that need to be established to protect human health;
  4. The benefits to the people of Peel if the Ontario Ministry of the Environment developed a pollution reduction program with the following features:

    1. A cap on our airshed pollution that protects human health,
    2. Tougher pollution standards for all criteria pollutants,
    3. Applicants for permits to pollute in the capped airshed be required to offset each of their proposed pollutants by 150% before their certificates are granted,
    4. That applicants be required to install equipment and processes that produce the lowest achievable emission rates,
    5. That applicants be required to minimize emissions by installing the best available control technologies,
    6. A requirement in all Ministry of Environment Certificates of Approval for Air and Noise that the applicant commits to an annual program of continuous, measurable reduction of each pollutant emitted.

And further, that the Council of the Region of Peel request the Medical Officer of Health to prepare a report that recommends guidelines relating to human health which can aid municipal and regional councils when confronted with applications by pollution emitters to locate in their jurisdictions.

To be considered at the May 3, 2007 General Committee meeting 2007-540

See also Resolution 2007-452


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Council opted not to move into closed session to consider the following items:

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2007-5) meeting held on April 12, 2007

G1. In Camera Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2007-2) meeting held on March 29, 2007

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) Personal matter about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Received 2007-541

See also Resolution 2007-535

COMMUNICATIONS

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

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-6-2007:

That the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) "Upper Credit Land Securement Project", as approved by the CVC Board of Directors under Board Resolution 28/07, be endorsed;

And further, that staff continue to work with CVC and Town of Caledon staff to examine land securement opportunities for the Priority Greenlands identified within the "Upper Credit Land Securement Project";

And further, that staff bring forward greenlands securement funding requests to the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee for their consideration, when appropriate, to assist CVC in securing the Priority Greenlands identified within the "Upper Credit Land Securement Project".

Approved 2007-542

See also Resolution 2007-535

G2. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board

RECOMMENDATION GC-100-2007:

That the Region of Peel be represented at the Ontario Municipal Board Hearing to consider appeals filed against Official Plan Amendment Number 208 of the Town of Caledon, the Mayfield West Secondary Plan;

And further, that the Region of Peel support Official Plan Amendment Number 208 as passed by the Town of Caledon Council.

Approved 2007-543

See also Resolution 2007-535

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

RECOMMENDATION GC-101-2007:

That a by-law be enacted authorizing and directing that the following steps be taken with respect to the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on draft Plan 04-B4973 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the purpose of constructing the West Brampton Reservoir and Pumping Station and works ancillary thereto, and for the acquisition of a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on draft Plan 04-B4973 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, maintaining, inspecting, altering, removing, replacing, reconstructing, enlarging and repairing a water feedermain and appurtenances;

(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 2007-544

See also Resolutions 2007-535 and 2007-549

RECOMMENDATION GC-102-2007:

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 9, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 6 on draft Plan 05-B5147 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, maintaining, inspecting, altering, removing, replacing, reconstructing, enlarging and repairing a water feedermain and appurtenances;

(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 2007-545

See also Resolutions 2007-535 and 2007-549

RECOMMENDATION GC-103-2007:

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 8, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 5 on draft Plan 05-B5147 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, maintaining, inspecting, altering, removing, replacing, reconstructing, enlarging and repairing a water feedermain and appurtenances and for the acquisition of a temporary easement interest for a term of three years in the lands described as Part of Lot 8, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 4 on draft Plan 05-B5147 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the purpose of entering upon and occupying the land with all necessary vehicles, machinery, equipment and material required for the purpose of construction of the feedermain;

(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 2007-546

See also Resolutions 2007-535 and 2007-549

RECOMMENDATION GC-104-2007:

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 8, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on draft Plan 05-B5147 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, maintaining, inspecting, altering, removing, replacing, reconstructing, enlarging and repairing a water feedermain and appurtenances;

(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 2007-547

See also Resolutions 2007-535 and 2007-549

RECOMMENDATION GC-105-2007:

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 7, Concession 6 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on draft Plan 05-B5208 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. for the purpose of constructing, installing, operating, maintaining, inspecting, altering, removing, replacing, reconstructing, enlarging and repairing a water feedermain and appurtenances;

(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 2007-548

See also Resolutions 2007-535 and 2007-549


11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA MATTERS

Three Readings

By-law 25-2007: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 9, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1 and 3 on draft Plan 04-B4973 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

By-law 26-2007: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 9, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 6 on draft Plan 05-B5147 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

By-law 27-2007: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 8, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 4 and 5 on draft Plan 05-B5147 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

By-law 28-2007: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 8, Concession 5 West of Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on draft Plan 05-B5147 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

By-law 29-2007: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 7, Concession 6 West of Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on draft Plan 05-B5208 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the by-laws relating to the In Camera item, Item G3, being By-laws 25-2007 to 29-2007 inclusive, 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 2007-549

See also Resolutions 2007-544 to 2007-548 inclusive

 

12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That By-law 40-2007 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 19, 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 2007-550


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 10:47 a.m.

 

C. Gravlev
_________________________
Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
_________________________
Regional Chair