July 5, 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
    Staff Reports
     
 
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
July 5, 2007

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:37 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mulllin recited the prayer.

Members:
E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, S. McFadden, 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:
S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; G. Gibson, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to personal matters
Also Present:
D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, Chief Financial Officer; K. Ward, Commissioner of Human Services; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; C. Reid, Acting Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; S. VanOfwegen, Acting Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; J. Ireland, Committee Clerk
   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) June 21, 2007, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 21, 2007, be amended to include remarks from Councillor Prentice regarding the "Early Years Integration: Best Start Integrated Programs at Lancaster Junior Public School and Havenwood Public School", under Item 5c, as follows:

"Councillor Prentice commended staff of the Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Havenwood Public School and the Region of Peel for their work in introducing a very important program to Havenwood Public School and particularly noted the efforts of Brian Fleming, Principal, for his dedication and commitment to the Havenwood Public School community."

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 21, 2007 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2007-888


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the consolidated agenda for the July 5, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication from the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) regarding the proposed 2007 Development Charges, to be dealt with as Items Related to Management - Item MA-E3;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the July 5, 2007 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication from Fernbrook Homes (Burnharmthorpe) Limited regarding the proposed 2007 Development Charges, to be dealt with as Items Related to Management - Item MA-E4;

And further, that the consolidated agenda for the July 5, 2007 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2007-889

See also Resolutions 2007-912 and 2007-913 inclusive

Councillor Adams arrived at 9:43 a.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:45 a.m.

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Andy Koopmans, Executive Director, Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), Presenting the E.A. Danby Award to the Region of Peel for the Talent Management Program

Received 2007-890

Andy Koopmans, Executive Director, Association of the Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), noted that the E.A. Danby Award recognizes municipalities for fostering and sustaining excellence and stated that the Region of Peel Talent Management program will positively impact organizational performance at the Region for years to come and will serve as a model for other municipalities.

Councillor Miles, Chair, Management Section, commended staff for their work on the Talent Management Program, and noted that the E.A. Danby award is a prestigious award for the Region of Peel to receive and demonstrates the commitment of the Region to innovation and professionalism.

b) Dr. Sunita Joshi, Dentist, City of Mississauga and Representative, Halton Peel Dental Association (HPDA) and Frank Bevilacqua, Director, Government Relations, Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Regarding Seniors' Dental Care

Received 2007-891

Dr. Sunita Joshi outlined some of her experiences working with seniors through the Regional Seniors Dental Care program. She advised that she often finds it rewarding to work with individuals and provide them with services to meet their needs, but that she finds the payment schedule for dentists approved through the Seniors Dental Care program is not adequate to cover the cost of providing the services. She noted that, in the opinion of the Halton Peel Dental Association (HPDA), the Seniors Dental Care program is currently under-funded, and she suggested that adequate funding for current and future programs must be considered.

c) Albert and Sue Thurston and Cliff and Celia Chapman, Residents, Town of Caledon, Advising of Concerns Related to the Chinguacousy Compost Curing Pad and Requesting that the Region of Peel take Action to Address Odour and Air Quality Concerns

Withdrawn 2007-892

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:02 a.m.

d) Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, Regarding the 2007 Development Charges and Background Study

Received 2007-893

See also Resolutions 2007-894, 2007-911 to 2007-913 inclusive

Mr Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, speaking on behalf the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association, requested that Regional Council consider "fair transition provisions" for the implementation of the proposed increase to the Region of Peel Development Charges which would include varied approval timeframes for high-rise residential, low-rise residential, commercial and industrial developments; permit "grandfathering" for applications with substantive commitment prior to the passing of the proposed development charge increases; and to consider delaying the implementation of the proposed Development Charge changes until September 2007, at a minimum, to allow time to resolve outstanding technical issues with Regional staff.

Items Related to Management - Item MA-B1 was dealt with.

MA-B1. 2007 Development Charges By-law and Background Study

Received 2007-894

See also Resolutions 2007-893, 2007-911 to 2007-913 inclusive


6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil


7. REPORTS

Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

Regional Chair Kolb presided.

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Road Closure, Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) and Bramalea Road - City of Brampton, Ward 8

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on draft reference plan 20-07-058-000 prepared by Marshall, Macklin, Monaghan Ontario Limited, be stopped up, closed and deprived of its character as public highway or street;

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

And further, that notice of the proposed by-law and proposed conveyance of land be advertised in accordance with Regional Notice By-law 63-2003.

Carried 2007-895

See also Resolution 2007-955

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 4 East 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 reference plan 20-07-058-000 prepared by Marshall, Macklin, Monaghan Ontario Limited, be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation upon passing of a by-law to stop up, close and deprive the land of its character as public highway or street.

Carried 2007-896

See also Resolution 2007-955

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on draft reference plan 20-07-058-000 prepared by Marshall, Macklin, Monaghan Ontario Limited, be transferred to Real-T-Automatic Inc., or as they may direct, for the sale price of $2.00 subject to an executed Offer to Purchase Agreement satisfactory to the Director of Facilities Construction and Real Estate and the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on draft reference plan 20-07-058-000 prepared by Marshall, Macklin, Monaghan Ontario Limited, be transferred to the Corporation of the City of Brampton for the sale price of $2.00;

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

Carried 2007-897

See also Resolution 2007-955

MA-A2. Energy Procurement Strategy

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the Energy Procurement Strategy, attached as Appendix I to the Report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Chief Financial Officer, dated June 20, 2007, titled "Energy Procurement Strategy" (the "Report") be adopted, as an overarching plan to manage and mitigate the risks associated with competitive energy markets;

And further, that the Statement of Policy and Goals Relating to the Use of Commodity Price Hedging Agreements, attached as Appendix II to the subject report, to meet the requirements of Ontario Regulation 653/05 made under the Municipal Act, 2001, be adopted;

And further, that Document Execution By-law 39-2001 be amended as generally outlined in the subject report;

And further that the necessary amending By-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment.

Carried 2007-898

See also Resolution 2007-955


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MA-B1. 2007 Development Charges By-law and Background Study

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2007-894

MA-B2. Budget Pressures - 2008 and Beyond
Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Chief Financial Officer

Received 2007-899


MA-C. CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-C1. Report of the Audit Subcommittee (ASC-2007-4) meeting held on June 21, 2007

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ASC-7-2007:

That the agenda for the June 21, 2007 Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-900


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS

a) Information and Technology Services Governance Assessment
Presentation by Laura Nashman, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; Roy Wiseman, Chief Information Officer and Director, Information and Technology Services; and Beate Wilson, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2007-901

b) Treasury Services Audit

Received 2007-902

c) Results of the 2006 Audit Effectiveness Surveys

Received 2007-903


5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) "Tone at the Top" Newsletter: May 2007

Received 2007-904


6. SCHEDULE OF FUTURE MEETINGS

NEXT MEETING

October 4, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Regional Administrative Headquarters
Council Chamber, 5th Floor
10 Peel Centre Dr.
Brampton, Ontario


7. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil


MA-D. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-D1. Report of the Public Information Campaign Ad Hoc Committee (PIC-2007-3) meeting held on June 21, 2007

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with section III-4(g) of the Region of Peel Procedural By-law 57-2006, the Public Information Campaign Ad hoc Committee received information.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Presenting Government Relations Work Plan Options

4. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Dan Labrecque, Chief Financial Officer, Letter dated June 12, 2007, Providing a copy of the "Local Services Realignment & GTA Pooling Overview" report dated January 20, 2003 as requested at the May 24, 2007 PIC Ad hoc Committee meeting

b) Public Information Campaign (PIC) Platform Update - June 13, 2007

A quorum of voting members was achieved.

The Public Information Campaign Ad hoc Committee formalized approval of the agenda and receipt of the delegation previously received for information.


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION PIC-7-2007:

That the agenda for the June 21, 2007 Public Information Campaign Ad hoc Committee, be approved.

Approved 2007-905


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Presenting Government Relations Work Plan Options

Received 2007-906

RECOMMENDATION PIC-8-2007:

That the Government Relations Work Plan, as described by the Chair of the Public Information Campaign (PIC) Ad hoc Committee at the June 21, 2007 PIC meeting, be approved;

And further, that the Devon Group be retained at a cost not to exceed $25,000, to develop and implement a comprehensive government relations program;

And further, that should the first phase of the program fail to achieve a satisfactory response, the Public Information Campaign Ad hoc Committee be authorized to implement Phase II of the Government Relations Work Plan.

Approved 2007-907


4. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Dan Labrecque, Chief Financial Officer, Letter dated June 12, 2007, Providing a copy of the "Local Services Realignment & GTA Pooling Overview" report dated January 20, 2003 as requested at the May 24, 2007 PIC Ad hoc Committee meeting

Received 2007-908

b) Public Information Campaign (PIC) Platform Update - June 13, 2007

Received 2007-909


5. REPORTS- Nil

6. OTHER BUSINESS- Nil


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Dwight Turner, Municipal Programs and Education Branch, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Providing Notice of the Opportunity to Request a Delegation with a Minister or Parliamentary Assistant at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference, August 20 -21, 2007 in Ottawa

Received 2007-910

MA-E2. Jim Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated June 27, 2007, Providing a Report on the Candidates Standing for Election for the 2007-2008 AMO Board of Directors

Received 2007-911

See also Resolutions 2007-893, 2007-894, 2007-912 and 2007-913

Additional Items - MA-E3 and MA-E4:

MA-E3. Paula J. Tenuta, Director, Municipal Government Relations, The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Letter dated July 3, 2007, Regarding the Proposed 2007 Development Charges

Received 2007-912

See also Resolutions 2007-889, 2007-893, 2007-894, 2007-911 and 2007-913

MA-E4. Paulo Stellato, Developer, Fernbrook Homes (Burnhamthorpe) Limited, Letter dated July 4, 2007, Regarding the Proposed 2007 Development Charges

Received 2007-913

See also Resolutions 2007-889, 2007-893, 2007-894, 2007-911 and 2007-912

ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

ETP-A. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-A1. Commissioning of the Material Recycling Facility at the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility, Capital Project 99-6275, Document 2003 -149P

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the Region of Peel fund two-thirds of the cost to install an optical sorter for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles at an estimated cost of $584,000 USD, estimated at $686,730 CAD (excluding applicable taxes and duties), to be funded from approved Capital Project 99-6275, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007 with the remaining one-third being funded by Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WMCC);

And further, that the Region of Peel recover one half of Peel's expenditure for the optical sorter, estimated at $292,000 USD, estimated at $343,365 CAD (excluding applicable taxes and duties), from Stewardship Ontario;

And further, that the Operating Agreement with WMCC be amended as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 21, 2007, titled "Commissioning of the Material Recycling Facility at the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility, Capital Project 99-6275, Document 2003-149P";

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

Carried 2007-914


ETP-B. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-B1. Extension of Engineering Services for the Relocation of Watermains on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road), Capital Project 00-4020, Document 2003-547P - City of Brampton, Ward 9 and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the contract (Document 2003-547P) for engineering services between the Region of Peel and Genivar Ontario Inc. (formerly MacViro Consultants Inc.), be extended to provide additional contract administration in the estimated amount of $200,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 00-4020, for a total commitment of $535,224 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Carried 2007-915

ETP-B2. Contract Extension for Transportation Development Charge - Update, Capital Project 06-4340, Document 2006-256N

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the contract (Document 2006-256N) for the supply of services to assist Regional staff with the update of the transportation development charge between the Region of Peel and McCormick Rankin Corporation be extended to provide additional work at an estimated cost of $89,430 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 06-4340, for a total commitment of $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that additional funds of $89,430 be provided to Capital Project 06-4340, financed from the Roads Development Charges Reserve, R3505.

Carried 2007-916

ETP-B3. Schedule 'C' Class Environmental Assessment Study for Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) from Regional Road 6 (Queen Street) to Regional Road 107 (Bovaird Drive), Capital Project 04-4330, Document 2004-423P - City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the contract (Document 2004-423P) for consulting services between the Region of Peel and Trow Associates Inc. be extended to provide additional scope of work in the estimated amount of $45,600 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 04-4330 for a total commitment of $295,744.80 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

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

Carried 2007-917

ETP-B4. Evaluation and Recommendation of the Use of Processed Bottom Ash in Asphalt Mixes

Received 2007-918

ETP-B5. Smart Commute Initiative

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That Mayor McCallion, the Region of Peel representative on the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA), be requested to encourage the GTTA to assume leadership, operational and funding responsibilities of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Smart Commute Initiative to ensure that this important initiative is continued and significantly expanded to meet the transportation challenges in the GTA;

And further, that the GTTA be requested to seek further funding from the Province to support the continued operation and future expansion of the GTA Smart Commute Initiative;

And further, that staff be authorized to continue discussions with Provincial, GTTA and other municipal partners of the Smart Commute Initiative (SCI) to develop a permanent organizational and administrative structure for the SCI;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 18, 2007, titled "Smart Commute Initiative" be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), the GTTA, all municipal participants in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton SCI and the area municipalities in Peel, for information.

Carried 2007-919

See also Resolution 2007-946


ETP-C. PLANNING

ETP-C1. Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) - Work Program

Councillor Prentice requested that the work program be amended to remove items that are the responsibilities of the area municipalities, such as protection of employment lands, in order to eliminate duplication of work and services. Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, agreed to review the work program and make any adjustments accordingly.

Councillor Palleschi requested an amendment to the subject report as follows:

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the work program outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 8, 2007, titled "Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) - Work Program" be endorsed as the basis for the PROPR, subject to the following amendments:

1. Appendix I, Page 1 be expanded to identify how the outstanding Regional Official Plan Amendments will be addressed;

2. Appendix I, Page 6 (Managing Growth) be revised to delete "identify and establish areas for intensification with the Region" and "distribute population and employment forecasts by smaller geographic units (SGU's), and modify the phrase "evaluate regional capability to meet Provincial intensification density and targets by adding the phrase "based on the results of the intensification work being completed by the area municipalities." to the end thereof;

3. Appendix I, Page 9 - Employment Land Policies be modified, by replacing the phrase, "Firstly collaborate with the area municipalities and use existing information to identify potential additional new employment lands and" with (the underlined portion of the phrase) "Based on employment land data provided by the area municipalities", "develop a strategy to protect Peel's existing and additional new employment land supply from the pressure to convert to non-employment uses…"; and,

4. Appendix II, PROPR Work Program Gantt Chart be modified to set back the starting timeline for Task 5 to Q4 in 2007.

Councillor McCallion indicated her support of the amendment proposed by Councillor Palleschi, but requested that the report be referred back to staff to meet with the area municipalities to be reviewed for overlap and duplication, and to ensure that comments and concerns from all three area municipalities can be incorporated into the revised work program.

Councillor Paterak asked the following questions to staff with respect to the proposed work program:

    1. Can you confirm, further to discussions with Caledon staff, that the work proposed by the Regional Official Plan Review work program will not seek conformity with the Clean Water Act other than an update to wellhead protection policies?

    2. Can you confirm that the various studies you have listed under Natural Heritage on page 9 of the staff report will serve as inputs into the Provincial Policy Statement conformity exercise, but will not themselves be specifically addressed by the conformity exercise?

Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research, confirmed that the scope of the Water Resources work would be limited to a review of the source protection policies that are currently a part of the Regional Official Plan, such as wellhead protection policies. He noted that work related to Source Water Protection Plans will not be undertaken until the completion of the Plans in 2012. Arvin Prasad also confirmed that the technical work referenced under the Natural Heritage section will provide inputs into the PROPR process but will not result in policy changes unless the technical work is completed, and both the Town of Caledon and the Region have agreed to policy changes.

A vote was then taken on the following referral motion:

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the item and the proposed amendments thereto be referred back to Regional staff for further consultation with the area municipalities to avoid duplication and overlap;

And further, that formal written comments be solicited from the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon in this regard;

And further, that a revised workplan be presented to a future meeting of Regional Council.

Carried 2007-920

ETP-C2. Summary of May 17, 2007 Council Workshop on Long Range Plans to Support Growth and Intensification in Peel

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 12, 2007, titled "Summary of May 17, 2007 Council Workshop on Long Range Plans to Support Growth and Intensification in Peel", be received and forwarded to the area municipalities, Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Regions, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal (MPIR), for information.

Carried 2007-921

ETP-C3. Report of the Public Meeting held on June 21, 2007, Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment for the Town of Caledon

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:32 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 Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

The Regional Chair stated that if a person or public body, regarding this amendment, does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions before this proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted by the Regional Municipality of Peel, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Region of Peel on this amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board. Also, those who do not make oral submissions at this meeting or written submissions to the Region before the adoption of the amendment may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the OMB unless the board feels there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party to the hearing.


3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Charlotte Gravlev, Regional Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, as amended, by publication in the following news media:

Brampton Guardian - May 30, 2007
Caledon Enterprise - May 30, 2007
Caledon Citizen - May 30, 2007

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of May 28, 2007 (www.peelregion.ca) and the Draft Official Plan Amendment was available to the public on the website as of June 1, 2007.


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of this proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA), that they should give their full name, address, postal code, and telephone number, in writing, at the Clerk's reception counter prior to leaving the meeting.


5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

a) Kennedy Self, Planning Manager, Development Planning Services, Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Received 2007-922


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

i) Lynda Townsend, Solicitor, Townsend, Roger LLP, Speaking on behalf of Solmar Development Corporation, Advising of Concerns Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Received 2007-923

See also Resolution 2007-935

Additional Items - Items 6a-ii and 6a-iii:

ii) Kelly Darnley, President and CEO, Caledon Chamber of Commerce, Providing Comments Regarding a Letter and a Report by urbanMetrics Inc. Submitted to Regional Council for Review and Consideration

Received 2007-924

See also Resolution 2007-936

iii) Glen Schnarr, Partner, Glen Schnarr and Associates, Inc., Providing Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA), on behalf of his clients, the "Mayfield Station Group"

Received 2007-925


b) Written Submissions

i) Ken Whitbread, Manager, Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), Letter dated May 7, 2007, Providing Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2007-926

ii) Ted Lagakos, Project Manager, Corridor Management Section, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO), Letter dated May 8, 2007, Advising that the MTO Has No Objections in Principle to the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA), and that Provincial Review, Approvals and Permits will be Required for any Proposed Improvements in the Vicinity of Highway 10

Received 2007-927

iii) Ron Miller, Acting Manager, Long Range Planning, City of Mississauga, Letter dated May 9, 2007, Advising that the City of Mississauga will Provide Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) in July 2007

Received 2007-928

iv) Paul Mountford, Intermediate Planning Officer, Peel District School Board (PDSB), Letter dated May 9, 2007, Advising that the PDSB Has No Concerns Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Received 2007-929

v) Heather Konefat, Director, Community Planning, York Region, Letter dated May 22, 2007, Advising that York Region Has No Objections Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Received 2007-930

vi) Caroline McKee, Planner, and Mark Head, Principal Planner, Planning Policy and Research Division, Region of Peel, Letter dated May 18, 2007, Advising that the Planning, Policy and Research Division is not Currently in a Position to Comment on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Received 2007-931

vii) John La Chapelle, Manager, Development and Municipal Services-Ontario, Bell Canada, Letter dated May 28, 2007, Advising that Bell Canada Has No Comments Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Received 2007-932

viii) Stephanie Cox, Planner, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB), Letter dated May 29, 2007, Advising that the DPCDSB Has No Concerns Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Received 2007-933

ix) Michelle Moretti, Planner, Municipal Services Office - Central Region, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Letter dated June 12, 2007, Advising that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing will Provide Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) through the "One-Window" Commenting Process

Received 2007-934

Additional Items - Items 6b-x to 6b-xii inclusive:

x) Lynda Townsend, Solicitor, Townsend, Roger LLP, Letter dated June 19, 2007, Requesting, on Behalf of Solmar Development, that Consideration of the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) be Deferred

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2007-935

See also Resolution 2007-923

xi) Kelly Darnley, President and CEO, Caledon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), Letter dated June 19, 2007, Requesting that the Region of Peel Consider the Concerns Raised by the CCC in the Attached Report by urbanMetrics Inc., Prior to Approving the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA)

Referred to Environment,Transportation and Planning Services 2007-936

See also Resolution 2007-924

xii) Chris Hibberd, Senior Planner, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Letter dated June 20, 2007, Providing Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) and Advising that CVC has No Objections to the Proposed Amendment in Principle

Referred to Environment,Transportation and Planning Services 2007-937

ETP-C4. Report of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee (IMPSC-2007-2) meeting held on June 21, 2007

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-6-2007:

That the agenda for the June 21, 2007 Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2007-938


3. DELEGATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Review of Council's Planning Role - Terms of Reference

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-7-2007:

That the Terms of Reference for the Planning Review, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 5, 2007, titled "Review of Council's Planning Role - Terms of Reference", be approved;

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

Approved 2007-939

b) Official Plan Review Workplan (Oral)
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research

Received 2007-940

5. UPDATES - Nil

6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil


ETP-C5. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2007-4) meeting held on June 28, 2007

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-12-2007:

That the agenda for the June 28, 2007 Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting be amended to include an In Camera item regarding personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees;

And further, that the agenda for the June 28, 2007 Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2007-941

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Beth Kümmling, Executive Director, the Bruce Trail Association (BTA), Providing Information Regarding the Role of the BTA in Securing Land along the Niagara Escarpment, and the Proposed Greenlands Securement Agreement with the Region of Peel

Withdrawn 2007-942

4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Federal Funding to Support the Nature Conservancy of Canada

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-13-2007:

That the Regional Chair write to the Nature Conservancy of Canada to request that Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust (ORMLT) be considered as recipients of the recent federal government funding announcement for greenlands securement, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 12, 2007, titled "Federal Funding to Support the Nature Conservancy of Canada";

And further, that a copy of the letter from the Regional Chair and the subject report be forwarded to Credit Valley Conservation, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust and the area municipalities for information.

Approved 2007-943

b) Tax Incentives Workshop for Landowners of Environmentally Sensitive Land - Workshop Summary

Received 2007-944

5. UPDATES - Nil

6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS

8. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil


ETP-D. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-D1. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated June 4, 2007, Providing a Copy of a City of Brampton Recommendation (PDD123-2007) and a Report titled "Springdale North Secondary Plan (Countryside Villages) - Wards 9 and 10"

Received 2007-945

ETP-D2. Carol Biggs, Legislative Assistant, City of Hamilton, Letter dated June 14, 2007, Providing a Copy of a City of Hamilton Resolution and a Report titled "Smart Commute Initiative - Urban Transportation Showcase Program (City Wide)"

Received 2007-946

See also Resolution 2007-919

ETP-D3. Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated June 22, 2007 Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution W-251-2007, Regarding Residents Concerns with Respect to the Chinguacousy Landfill and Curing Site

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2007-947

ETP-D4. Gord Steeves, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated May 31, 2007 Providing a Copy of the Canada Green Building Council "Municipal Green Building Toolkit" as part of Membership in the FCM Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) Program

Received 2007-948

ETP-D5. Alert: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated June 28, 2007, Encouraging Municipalities to Consider the Local Impact of the Proposed Standard for Accessible Transportation Available on the Ministry of Community and Social Services Website

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2007-949


RECESS

Regional Council recessed at 11:49 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 11:52 a.m.

Members Present:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, A. Groves, N. Iannicca , E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, S. McFadden, 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:
F. Dale; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; G. Gibson, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to personal matters

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

Regional Chair Kolb presided.

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Walker Road Seniors Apartment - Town of Caledon, Ward 3

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That an increase in the budget amount of $5,500,000 for Phase II of the Walker Road Seniors Apartment Project 05-5020, which will be combined with Phase I funds for a total project budget of $6,050,000, be approved;

And further, that Capital Project 05-5020 Walker Road be financed from the Housing New Development Reserve, R1160 in the amount of $6,050,000;

And further, that the $1,250,000 in approved funding from the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program for Capital Project 05-5020 be used to replenish Housing Development Reserve R1160 as it is received.

Carried 2007-950


HS-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-B1. Report of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee (GRC-2007-2) meeting held on June 28, 2007

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with section III-4(f.) of the Region of Peel Procedural By-law 57-2006, the Grants Ad Hoc Committee (GRC) received information.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Paterak declared a conflict of interest with respect to Reports/Presentations, Item 4a, as he is a Board member of two community agencies receiving Region of Peel Community Programs Funding.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Community Programs Funding Review
Presentation by Laureen Rennie, Acting Manager, Community Services and Special Projects

This item was approved by Regional Council under Resolution 2007-951


5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. NEXT MEETING

Thursday, October 11, 2007
5th Floor Boardroom
10 Peel Centre Dr.
Brampton, Ontario

7. ADJOURNMENT

Having regard a quorum of voting members was not achieved, in accordance with section III-4(f.) of the Procedural By-law 57-2006, items not dealt with during this meeting will be placed on the agenda of the next Regional Council meeting.

The meeting stood adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

HS-B2. Community Programs Funding Review

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the revised Community Programs Funding Guidelines and Eligibility Criteria, as outlined in Appendix II to the report of the Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living, dated July 2, 2007, titled "Community Programs Funding Review", be approved;

And further, that the Community Programs Funding budget (CF00012) be separated into three allocations based on an annual total budget percentage: Multi-Year Operating Funding at 85 per cent; Renewable Project Funding at 10 per cent; and Strengthening Organizational Effectiveness Funding at 5 percent;

And further, that the collaborative Community Funding Investment Review co-sponsored by United Way of Peel Region and the Region of Peel, be supported;

And further, that up to a maximum of $35,000 be allocated from Community Programs Funding budget (CF00012), towards the Region's financial share of the Community Funding Investment Review;

And further, that the final report of the Community Funding Investment Review findings be received by Council in 2008.

Carried 2007-951


HS-C. HOUSING

HS-C1. Dr. Albert Rose Bursary Program

Received 2007-952

HS-C2. Partnership with Supportive Housing in Peel - City of Brampton, Ward 4

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That staff be authorized to enter into a partnership agreement with Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP) for the development, construction and funding of the Sheard Avenue project;

And further, that staff be authorized to continue with negotiations and to proceed with the Sheard Avenue project as an Unsolicited Offer, all in accordance with the Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that the Region of Peel provide Project Management services for the Sheard Avenue project, provided that all insurance and liability issues are resolved to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Human Services.

Carried 2007-953

HS-C3. Update of "A Property Values Case Study: An Analysis of the Effect of Non-Profit Housing on Residential Property Values"

Received 2007-954

 

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 68-2007: A by-law to stop-up, close, and deprive of its character as part of the public highway those lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 4, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton, (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, identified as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on draft reference plan 20-07-058-000 prepared by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Ontario Limited, known as Queen Street East.

By-law 70-2007: A by-law to amend By-law 39-2001, being a by-law governing the execution of documents on behalf of The Regional Municipality of Peel.


Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 68-2007 and 70-2007, 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.

Carried 2007-955

See also Resolutions 2007-895 to 2007-897 inclusive and 2007-898


9. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil


10. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 11:59 p.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, a motion was placed, and was carried, to move into closed session to consider the following subject matters:

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider two items related to:

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

b) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees


Carried 2007-956

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That Council proceed out of In Camera.

Carried 2007-957

Councillor Sanderson departed at 12:07 p.m.
Councillor Iannicca departed at 12:08 p.m.

Council moved out of closed session at 12:09 p.m.

1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC) meeting held on June 28, 2007

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-14-2007:

That the funding request from the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) for the acquisition of the "Reid Property", in the Town of Caledon, Ward 1, be presented to the August 2, 2007, Regional Council meeting to facilitate the acquisition in a timely manner as described in the In Camera report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 1, 2007.

Approved 2007-958

b) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-15-2007:

That the amount of $142,600 be provided to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to cover 50 percent of the costs related to the transfer of land to complete the acquisition of the "Boyer Property" in the Town of Caledon, Ward 4 as described in the In Camera report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 5, 2007;

And further, that the funds for the acquisition be provided from the Land Securement Capital Project, 06-3310;

And further, that should a TRCA dispose of lands on the "Boyer Property" in accordance with the approved Niagara Escarpment Commission "Preferred Development Area" as generally shown in Appendix III to the subject report, that the Region's portion of the proceeds from the sale shall be returned to the Land Securement Capital Project.

Approved 2007-959

c) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-16-2007:

That the Bruce Trail Association (BTA) staff be requested to work through Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) in order to submit a formal greenlands securement proposal for the "Leeman Property" in accordance with the Region of Peel Greenlands Securement Project (approved under Resolution 2007-174), as described in the In Camera report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated June 12, 2007;

And further, that the Bruce Trail Association and the Credit Valley Conservation be requested to complete background studies and work as required by Regional Staff and/or Regional Council that are necessary for submitting a formal greenlands securement funding request to the Region.

Approved 2007-960

Additional Item - Item 7 d:

d) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

This item was not dealt with

See also Resolution 2007-960

Additional Item - 11-2a:

2. Staff Reports

a) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (Oral)

Received 2007-961

 

12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That By-law 69-2007 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on July 5, 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 2007-962

 

13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:09 p.m.

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair