March 27 , 2008 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
  7.1a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-4) meeting held on March 20, 2008
 
  7.2a) Staff Reports
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
  11.1a) March 6, 2008 Regional Council Meeting Closed Session Minutes
  11.2a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-4) meeting held on March 20, 2008
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 27, 2008

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:33 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Iannicca recited the prayer.

Members:

E. Adams, G. Carlson¨, C. Corbasson¨, F. Dale, S. Fennell, G. Gibson¨, A. Groves¨, N. Iannicca¨, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney¨, S. McFadden, G. Miles, E. Moore, P. Mullin, C. Parrish, R. Paterak¨, M. Prentice, P. Saito¨, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead

Members Absent:

H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; M. Morrison, due to illness; P. Palleschi, due to illness

Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; L.  Nashman, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; N. Tunnacliffe, Acting Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; D. Labrecque, Chief Financial Officer; K. Ward, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist

   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Mahoney declared a conflict of interest with respect to Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning - Item ETP-A1, as a family member is employed in the industry.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 6 , 2008 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 6, 2008 be approved.

Carried 2008- 252


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the agenda for the March 27, 2008 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2008- 253


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Regional Chair Kolb welcomed a delegation from the Republic of South Africa Public Service Commission. The Republic of South Africa Public Service Commission was established to enhance excellence in governance within public services by promoting a professional and ethical environment. The purpose of their visit is to learn about various initiatives across Canada and particularly in the Region of Peel with regards to the Common Purpose, employee engagement, trust and confidence in government and client focus.


6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil



7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-4) meeting held on March 20, 2008

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-48-2008:

That the agenda for the March 20, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a delegation from Linda Petelka, President, Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA);

And further, that the agenda for the March 20, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance, regarding proposed legislation to dedicate additional surpluses to Ontario Communities, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-F11;

And further, that the agenda for the March 20, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a report titled “Region of Peel’s Energy Management Plan,” to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-D3;

And further, that the agenda for the March 20, 2008 General Committee meeting be amended to include an oral update regarding expropriation proceedings, to be dealt with under In Camera Matters – Item G9;

And further, that the agenda for the March 20, 2008, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2008-254

See also Resolutions 2008-255, 2008-308, 2008-256, 2008-323, 2008-361 and 2008-362


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Additional Item – Item D1:

D1. Linda J. Petelka, President, Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA), Presenting the Award for “Project of the Year” to the Region of Peel for the Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility

Received 2008-255

See also Resolutions 2008-254 and 2008-334

Items Related to Management – Items MA-F11 and MA-E1 were dealt with.

MA-F. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-F11. News Release: From the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance, dated March 12, 2008, Announcing Proposed Legislation that would Dedicate Additional Surpluses to Ontario Communities

Received 2008-256

See also Resolution 2008-254


MA-E. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

  MA-E1. 10 Peel Expansion Project Update
      Presentation by Julie Pomerleau, Project Integration Manager, 10 Peel Expansion Project and Renaud Campbell, Manager and Denise Fobert, Project Specialist, Facilities Management

Received 2008-257


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. State of the Region's Health Report 2007 - Focus on HIV/AIDS
      Presentation by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Received 2008-258

  HE-A2. Role of Peel Public Health in a Large Scale Rabies Investigation in Early 2008
      Presentation by Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health and Paul Callanan, Director, Environmental Health

Received 2008-259


HE-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-B1. News Release: From the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), dated February 15, 2008, Announcing Funding for Urgent Local Health Service Priorities and Addiction Services

Received 2008-260

HE-B2. News Release: From the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), dated February 22, 2008, Advising that the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Peel Memorial Hospital Task Force has Voted on the Recommendation for the Future Use of the Peel Memorial Health (PMH) Campus

Received 2008-261

HE-B3. John Gerretsen, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated February 27, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated January 14, 2008, Regarding Adverse Health Effects of Ambient Air Pollution (Resolution 2007-1464)

Received 2008-262

HE-B4. News Release: From the Office of the Premier, dated March 5, 2008, Informing that the McGuinty Government will Propose a New Ontario Law that would Ban Smoking in Cars with Children

Received 2008-263

HE-B5. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 10, 2008, Advising that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) is Distributing a Survey Inviting Stakeholders/ Organizations to Provide Comments and Feedback to Assist in the Development of Regulations for the Long Term Care Homes Act, 2007

Received 2008-264


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. HOUSING

HS-A1. Affordable Home Ownership Program – “Home in Peel”

RECOMMENDATION GC-49-2008:

That the Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living launch the Affordable Home Ownership Program as described in the report of the Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living, dated February 21, 2008, titled “Affordable Home Ownership Program - “Home in Peel”;

And further, that the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation execute the Service Manager Administration Agreement (AA) as required by the Province for participation in the Federal/Provincial Affordable Housing Program – Homeownership Component;

And further, that the Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living and/or Director of Policy and Programs execute the Loan Agreements with Borrowers on behalf of the Region of Peel under the Affordable Home Ownership Program (“Home in Peel”);

And further, that a new balance sheet account be set up to administer funding receipts and payment, as a requirement of the agreement.

Approved 2008-265

See also Resolutions 2008-343 and 2008-344

HS-A2. Annual Update on Social Housing Housing Projects in Difficulty

Received 2008-266

HS-A3. Internal Review (Service Manager Appeals) Update for 2007

Received 2008-267

HS-A4. Rent Supplement Update Report

Received 2008-268


HS-B. ONTARIO WORKS IN PEEL

HS-B1. St. Leonard’s Place (Peel) Program Update

Received 2008-269


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated February 13, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated January 31, 2008, Regarding Information on the Reality of Poverty in Peel

Referred to the Government Relations Committee 2008-270

See also Resolution 2008-273

HS-C2. Derek Ballantyne, CEO, Toronto Community Housing Corporation; Lindsey Reed, CEO, Social Housing Services Corporation; Diane Holmes, Chair, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation; Hugh Lawson, President, Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA); Paul Valentine, Chair, Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation and Dale Reagan, Managing Director, Ontario Region, Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada, Letter dated February 15, 2008, Urging the Government of Ontario to Collaborate with the Social Housing Sector to Repair and Regenerate the Social Housing Stock in Ontario

Received 2008-271

HS-C3. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated February 26, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated February 4, 2008, Regarding Funding for Health and Social Services in the GTA/905 Areas (Resolution 2008-6)

Received 2008-272

HS-C4. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, Letter dated February 27, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated January 31, 2008, Regarding Information on the Reality of Poverty in Peel

Received 2008-273

See also Resolution 2008-270


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road), Owner: Delta Hotels No. 47 Holdings Ltd. – City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-50-2008:

That the encroachment on Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) being an asphalt parking area with curbs, landscaping and a hotel sign located at 5444 Dixie Road in the City of Mississauga, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated January 17, 2008 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Delta Hotels No. 47 Holdings Ltd.;

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

Approved 2008-274

See also Resolution 2008-345



MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MA-B1. 2007 Investment Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-51-2008:

That in compliance with Provincial Regulation 438/97, as amended by O. Reg. 39/07, governing municipal investment practices, that the annual report, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), dated February 19, 2008, and titled "2007 Investment Report", be approved;

And further, that the completed Agency Agreement required to enter into the ONE Equity Fund, attached as Appendix B of the “2007 Investment Report”, be approved;

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

Approved 2008-275

See also Resolution 2008-345

MA-B2. 2007 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2008-276

MA-B3. 2008 Annual Debt Repayment Limit

Received 2008-277

MA-B4. 2008 Tax Capping Policy

RECOMMENDATION GC-52-2008:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment authorizing the Region of Peel 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 2008 taxation year.

Approved 2008-278

See also Resolution 2008-345

MA-B5. Ministry of Transportation Transit Funding Announcement

RECOMMENDATION GC-53-2008:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment as required by the Ministry of Transportation in order to receive a one time state of good repair funding grant in the amount of $312,524.

Approved 2008-279

See also Resolution 2008-345

MA-B6. 2008 Final Levy By-law

RECOMMENDATION GC-54-2008:

That the 2008 Current Budget net levy requirement be increased to $721,027,000 by including technical adjustments of $302,000;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment which apportions the net levy requirement of $721,027,000 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, of the report of the Chief Financial Officer dated February 2, 2008, titled, “2008 Final Levy By-Law”, inclusive of technical adjustments related to waste management expenditures.

Approved 2008-280

See also Resolution 2008-345

MA-B7. 2007 Triannual Financial Report – Year End (Unaudited)

RECOMMENDATION GC-55-2008:

That the report of the Chief Financial Officer, dated March 4, 2008 and titled “2007 Triannual Financial Report – Year End (Unaudited)” be received;

And further, that the surplus management actions and administrative adjustments contained in the subject report be approved.

Approved 2008-281


MA-C. CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-C1. Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2008-2) meeting held on February 26, 2008

1. CALL TO ORDER


2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-5-2008:

That the minutes of the January 29, 2008 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-282


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-6-2008:

That the agenda for the February 26, 2008 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-283


4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Toronto Star, Article dated February 9, 2008, titled “Right to Use Service Dogs Often Violated”

Received 2008-284


5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Dave Ball, Project Manager, Employee and Business Services, Lease and Space Planning, Facilities Management, Region of Peel; Janice LeBlanc, Director of Design, DePM Inc. and Alcina Sung, Designer-Consultant, DePM Inc., 10 Peel Centre Drive Expansion Project (10 PEP) Signage Presentation

Received 2008-285

b. Tom McLenaghan, Technical Analyst Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Waste Management Division, Region of Peel, and Erwin Pascual, Supervisor, Operational Planning, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Waste Management Division, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on the Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre, City of Brampton and Clarkson Community Recycling Centre, City of Mississauga Projects (Site Plan Approval requested)

Received 2008-286

RECOMMENDATION AAC-7-2008:

That the site plan overview provided to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) on February 26, 2008 by Region of Peel Environment, Transportation and Planning Services staff regarding the Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre, City of Brampton, Ward 2, be received;

And further, that notification of the support of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre site plan, as presented, be provided to the City of Brampton, Planning, Design and Development department.

Approved 2008-287

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2008:

That the site plan overview provided to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) on February 26, 2008 by Region of Peel Environment, Transportation and Planning Services staff regarding the Clarkson Community Recycling Centre, City of Mississauga, Ward 2, be received;

And further, that notification of the support of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Clarkson Community Recycling Centre site plan, as presented, be provided to the City of Mississauga, Planning, Development and Design department.

Approved 2008-288

c. R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Region of Peel, Providing an Overview on the Corporate Re-organization

Received 2008-289


6. REPORTS - Nil


7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

a. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon (December 2007)

Received 2008-290

b. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon (January 2008)

Received 2008-291

c. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon (February 2008)

Received 2008-292

d. Susan Fisher, Acting Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2008-293


8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR AND MEMBERS

a. William Goursky, Chair, Joint Peel Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), Providing an Update on City of Brampton Provincial Offences Court Data Regarding Disabled Parking Infractions

Deferred to a future AAC meeting 2008-294

b. William Goursky, Chair, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), Providing an Update Regarding Recent Activities of the Universal Design Sub-Committee

Received 2008-295


9. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 9a:

a. Naz Husain, Member, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), Providing an Update Regarding the Employment Standards Committee

Received 2008-296

See also Resolution 2008-316

MA-C2. Report of the Audit Subcommittee (ASC-2008-1) meeting held on February 28, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ASC-1-2008:

That the agenda for the February 28, 2008 Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-297


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS

a) 2007 Internal Audit Work Plan Budget Versus Actual Time Report

Received 2008-298

b) Internal Audit Risk Based Work Plan 2008-2010

Received 2008-299

c) 10 Peel Expansion Project Architect Contract Audit

Received 2008-300

d) Waste Management Audit Report Follow-Up

Received 2008-301


5. COMMUNICATIONS

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

Received 2008-302

MA-C3. Archives Awareness Week (April 7 to 11, 2008) and Museum Month (May 2008) Proclamations, Heritage Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-56-2008:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible the rich documentary heritage of the Region and its residents;

AND WHEREAS, Regional Council supports the operation of the Region of Peel Archives through the heritage program at the Peel Heritage Complex;

AND WHEREAS, Archives Awareness Week is celebrated throughout the Province of Ontario, educating residents on the importance of Archives as the repository of community memory;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the week of April 7 to 11, 2008, be proclaimed “Archives Awareness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-303

RECOMMENDATION GC-57-2008:

WHEREAS the Region of Peel is responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible the heritage of the Region and its residents;

AND WHEREAS, Regional Council supports the operation of the Region of Peel Museum through the heritage program at the Peel Heritage Complex, receiving over 20,000 visitors annually;

AND WHEREAS, Museum Month is celebrated throughout the Province of Ontario, as an education tool for promoting awareness of museum collections, exhibitions and services;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that May 2008, be proclaimed “Museum Month” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-304

MA-C4. Report of the Committee of Revision (COR-2008-1) meeting held on March 6, 2008

Received 2008-305


MA-D. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-D1. Public Sector Network (PSN) Update and Budget

RECOMMENDATION GC-58-2008:

That the Public Sector Network (PSN) Financial Results for 2007 and Proposed Budget for 2008, as documented in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services, dated February 22, 2008, titled “Public Sector Network (PSN) Update and Budget”, be approved with no impact on the overall Regional budget;

And further, that in accordance with the Public Sector Network (PSN) Partnership Agreement, staff be authorized to apply revenues received from PSN Subscribers in 2008 to offset shared network expenditures, as set out in Appendix I of the subject report.

Approved 2008-306

MA-D2. Amendment to the Energy Audit of the South Peel Water and Wastewater System Facilities Contract

RECOMMENDATION GC-59-2008:

That the contract with Sandwell Consulting Engineers Limited, Document #2007-263P, in the amended amount of $348,000 be further increased by an additional $68,300 for a new total commitment of $416,300 (excluding applicable taxes), all in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Approved 2008-307

Additional Item – MA-D3:

MA-D3. Region of Peel’s Energy Management Plan

Received 2008-308

See also Resolution 2008-254


MA-E. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

  MA-E1. 10 Peel Expansion Project Update
      Presentation by Julie Pomerleau, Project Integration Manager, 10 Peel Expansion Project and Renaud Campbell, Manager and Denise Fobert, Project Specialist, Facilities Management

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-257


MA-F. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-F1. Gary Carr, Regional Chair, Regional Municipality of Halton, Letter dated February 8, 2008, Supporting a Region of Peel Resolution Requesting that the Province of Ontario Assume Funding Responsibility for the GO Transit Growth Capital Plan (Resolution 2007-1429)

Received 2008-309

See also Resolution 2008-318

MA-F2. Shalini Alleluia, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 20, 2008, Attaching City of Mississauga Resolution 0030-2008 Consenting to the Delegation of the Upper Tier Tax Ratio Setting Authority within the Region of Peel to the Lower Tier Municipalities

Received 2008-310

See also Resolutions 2008-314 and 2008-317

MA-F3. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 20, 2008, Providing Preliminary Results of the Funding Applications Received for the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII) by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal (PIR)

Received 2008-311

See also Resolution 2008-312

MA-F4. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 25, 2008, Providing Background Information on the Recent Announcement by Premier Dalton McGuinty for $150 Million in Additional Infrastructure Funding under the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII)

Received 2008-312

See also Resolution 2008-311

MA-F5. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 26, 2008, Regarding the Commitment by the Federal Government in its 2008 Budget to Make Federal Gas Tax Revenue Sharing with Municipalities Permanent

Received 2008-313

MA-F6. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 26, 2008, Attaching Town of Caledon Resolution W-081-2008 Consenting to the Delegation of the Upper Tier Tax Ratio Setting Authority within the Region of Peel to the Lower Tier Municipalities

Received 2008-314

See also Resolutions 2008-310 and 2008-317

MA-F7. Toby Lennox, Vice President, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated February 28, 2008, Advising of Changes in Operational Procedures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Received 2008-315

MA-F8. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 29, 2008, Attaching Town of Caledon Resolution W-031-2008 Adopting the Terms of Reference of the Accessibility Advisory Committee - Caledon

Referred to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee 2008-316

See also Resolution 2008-296

MA-F9. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 29, 2008, Attaching City of Brampton Resolution CW060-2008 Consenting to the Delegation of the Upper Tier Tax Ratio Setting Authority within the Region of Peel to the Lower Tier Municipalities

Received 2008-317

See also Resolutions 2008-310 and 2008-314

MA-F10. P.M. Madill, Regional Clerk, Regional Municipality of Durham, Letter dated March 7, 2008, Supporting a Region of Peel Resolution Requesting that the Province of Ontario Assume Funding Responsibility for the GO Transit Growth Capital Plan

Received 2008-318

See also Resolution 2008-309

Additional Item – Item MA-F11:

MA-F11. News Release: From the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance, dated March 12, 2008, Announcing Proposed Legislation that would Dedicate Additional Surpluses to Ontario Communities

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-256

 

ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

ETP-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

ETP-A1. Secondary Use of Security Posted by Developers to Secure Regional Works (“Payment Assurance” Terms)

RECOMMENDATION GC-60-2008:

That the inclusion in area municipal development agreements of wording to provide for “payment assurance” terms consistent with the principles outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services and the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated February 26, 2008, titled “Secondary Use of Security Posted by Developers to Secure Regional Works (“Payment Assurance” Terms)”, be authorized.

Approved 2008-319


ETP-B. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-B1. 2007 Annual Summary Report: Municipal Water Supplies

RECOMMENDATION GC-61-2008:

That the 2007 Annual Summary Report to comply with the Ontario Drinking Water System Regulation (O.Reg.170/03) under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002, be endorsed.

Approved 2008-320

ETP-B2. Value Engineering: Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility and Lakeview Water Treatment Facility, Capital Projects 08-2915 and 07-1936, Document 2007-739P – City of Mississauga, Wards 1 and 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-62-2008:

That the contract (Document 2007-739P) for consulting services for Value Engineering for the Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility Expansion be awarded to the consulting engineering firm of Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd. at an estimated cost of $554,787 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 08-2915, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that the contract (Document 2007-739P) for consulting services for Value Engineering for the Lakeview Water Treatment Facility Expansion be awarded to the consulting engineering firm of Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd. at an estimated cost of $422,306 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 07-1936, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Approved 2008-321

ETP-B3. Schedule "B" Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Detailed Design and Construction Administration for the Cooksville Creek Sanitary Sewer Diversion and CPR Interceptor Sewer Rehabilitation, Capital Projects 05-2240 and 06-2415, Document 2007-166P – City of Mississauga, Wards 1 and 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-63-2008:

That the contract (Document 2007-166P) for the Schedule “B” Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, detailed design and construction administration for the 1200mm (48 inch) diameter sanitary trunk sewer diversion from Robert Speck Parkway to the CPR Interceptor sewer and for the CPR Interceptor sewer rehabilitation be awarded to Hatch Mott MacDonald Ltd. in the estimated amount of $1,149,408.20 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 05-2240 ($640,543.20) and 06-2415 ($508,865.00), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Approved 2008-322

ETP-B4. Ontario Public Works Association Project of the Year Award for Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility – City of Mississauga, Ward 2

Received 2008-323

See also Resolution 2008-255

ETP-B5. Report of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee (SPWWASC-2008-1) meeting held on February 28, 2008

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION SPWWASC-1-2008:

That Councillor Corbasson be appointed Chair of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee for the term ending February 28, 2010, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the election of the Vice-Chair of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee be deferred to the next meeting of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee.

Approved 2008-324


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION SPWWASC-2-2008:

That the agenda for the February 28, 2008, South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2008-325


4. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, and Greg Aickele, Project Manager, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Providing an Overview of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)

Received 2008-326

b) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, and Greg Aickele, Project Manager, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Discussing the Options and Alternative Plans Available to the Region of Peel Regarding the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement

Received 2008-327

c) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, and Greg Aickele, Project Manager, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Discussing the Scope and Project Charter for the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Project

Received 2008-328

d) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, and Greg Aickele, Project Manager, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Presenting the Proposed Project Approach and Draft Decision Criteria and Methodology for the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement

Received 2008-329

e) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, and Greg Aickele, Project Manager, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Presenting the Proposed Communication Plans and Protocol for the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee

Received 2008-330


5. REPORTS - Nil


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Letter dated December 6, 2007, Requesting Formal Confirmation from the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) Board of Directors for the Negotiation of a New Five Year Agreement for the Continued Management of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Service Systems

Received 2008-331

See also Resolution 2008-332

b) Dante Pontone, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), Letter dated December 19, 2007, Responding to a Letter from the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated December 6, 2007, Confirming that the OCWA Board of Directors Resolved Unanimously to Enter into Negotiations with the Region of Peel for a New Five Year Agreement for the Continued Management of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Service Systems

Received 2008-332

See also Resolution 2008-331

c) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Memo dated January 15, 2008, Providing a Status Report and Brief Methodology for the Future Management of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Facilities

Received 2008-333


ETP-C. COMUNICATIONS

ETP-C1. John Gerretsen, Minister of the Environment, Letter dated February 5, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb, Regarding the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program Plan

Received 2008-334

See also Resolution 2008-339

ETP-C2. Susan Lathan, Deputy Clerk and Supervisor of Council and Committee Services, Regional Municipality of Halton, Letter dated February 11, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Region of Halton Resolution and Report titled “Lake Ontario Shoreline Algae Action Advisory Committee (LOSAAAC) Final Report – Completion of Mandate”

Referred to Environment, Transportation Planning Services and 2008-335

See also Resolution 2008-340

ETP-C3. Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance, Letter dated February 22, 2008, Extending his Appreciation to the Region of Peel for Participating in the Oak Ridges Pre-Budget Discussion on January 22, 2008

Received 2008-336

ETP-C4. Kathie Kurtz, Senior Policy Planner, Planning and Development, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 22, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Town of Caledon Resolution and Report titled “Alton Village Study Project Manager/Planning Consultant Contract”

Received 2008-337

ETP-C5. Cheri Cowan, Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 27, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Town of Caledon Resolution and Report titled “Comments on the Proposed Final Built Boundary for the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe”

Received 2008-338

ETP-C6. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 29, 2008, Advising that the Ministry of the Environment Approved the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program Plan on February 19, 2008, and Commencing on July 1, 2008

Received 2008-339

See also Resolution 2008-334

ETP-C7. Shalini Alleluia, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 3, 2008, Advising that Councillor Mullin will be Addressing her Concerns with Respect to the Use of Phosphates and its Impact on the Lake, Rivers and Streams in Response to the Region of Halton Report titled “Lake Ontario Shoreline Algae Action Advisory Committee Final Report – Completion of Mandate”

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2008-340

See also Resolution 2008-335


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item F1:

1) 2008/2009 Waste Management Guide (Oral)

Received 2008-341


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-64-2008:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1 to G8 inclusive and the recommendation related to Item G9, be forwarded to the March 27, 2008 meeting of Regional Council for approval and to become public upon adoption.

Approved 2008-342


7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Social Housing Funding Priorities

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the report of the Commissioner of Human Services, dated March 25, 2008, titled “Social Housing Funding Priorities”, be referred to a future meeting of the Government Relations Committee for its reference.

Carried 2008-343

See also Resolutions 2008-265 and 2008-344

Items Related to Other Business – Item 9a was dealt with.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding Affordable Home Ownership Program – “Home in Peel”

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

Whereas Regional Council supports a full continuum of housing, in all forms and at all prices, as essential for economic and social sustainability;

And whereas, Regional Council recognizes that entry-level home ownership is an important part of the market and that many people are held back by struggles with down payment obligations;

And whereas, Regional Council recognizes the value of assistance for first home buyers and supports the decision of the Federal and Provincial governments to help this segment of the market, while being prepared to delegate program administration to Municipal Service Managers for more effective program delivery;

And whereas, Regional Council has therefore endorsed administrative participation in the Affordable Home Ownership Program (AHOP) and appreciates the involvement of the local real estate boards in program research, public education and program delivery, but has concerns about aspects of AHOP design that will unnecessarily undermine program take up and effectiveness, especially its income and price limits;

Therefore it be resolved, that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing be advised of Peel Regional Council’s commitment to deliver the Affordable Home Ownership Program to the limit of Peel’s funding allocation, but that the Minister be requested to accept early advice on program take up and be prepared to amend key program components including the following:

  • Raise the maximum purchasers’ income limit to the sixtieth income percentile, (which would be $75,800 in Peel, rather than $62,600);
  • Raise the maximum house price to the sixtieth percentile level (which would be $247,000 for many urban areas including Peel, rather than $208,000);
  • Reduce the timeframe, whereby repayment provisions will be triggered, for purchasers to remain in their homes from 20 years to 10 years and reduce service manager monitoring obligations accordingly; and
  • Remove the requirement for service manager assurance that homes purchased are considered to be “modest”;

And further, that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing be advised that Regional Council has directed staff to incorporate confirmation from at least one of the parties involved in a home purchase under AHOP that the house is compliant with the applicable municipal zoning bylaw.

Carried 2008-344

See also Resolutions 2008-265 and 2008-343


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 34-2008: 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 2008.

By-law 35-2008: A by-law to authorize The Regional Municipality of Peel (the “Regional Corporation”) to enter into the Agency Agreement, as defined herein, between CHUMS Financing Corporation and Local Authority Services Limited, as Agent, and Eligible Investors with respect to “ONE-The Public Sector Group of Funds” and to authorize the Chief Financial Officer to execute the necessary documents for that purpose.

By-law 36-2008: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2008 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on lower-tier municipalities.

By-law 38-2008: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 39-2008: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) in the City of Mississauga.

By-law 40-2008: A by-law to authorize the acceptance of funds from the Province of Ontario for transit improvement and expansion under the 2007 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 34-2008 to 36-2008 inclusive and By-laws 38-2008 to 40-2008 inclusive, 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 2008-345

See also Resolutions 2008-274, 2008-275 and 2008-278 to 2008-280 inclusive


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding Affordable Home Ownership Program – “Home in Peel”

 This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008- 344


10. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Council opted not to move into closed session to consider items G2, G3 and G5 to G8 inclusive from the In Camera report of the General Committee meeting held on March 20, 2008.

At 10:18 a.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, a motion was placed, and was carried, to move into closed session to consider the following matters:

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That Council proceed “In Camera” to consider the following items, listed as G1 and G4 on the In Camera report of the General Committee meeting of March 20, 2008:

Carried 2008-346

Councilor Saito departed at 10:57 a.m. due to other municipal business.
Councillor Carlson departed at 11:05 a.m.
Councillor Corbasson departed at 11:05 a.m.
Councillor Groves departed at 11:05 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca departed at 11:05 a.m.
Councillor Mahoney departed at 11:05 a.m.
Councillor Paterak departed at 11:05 a.m.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That Council proceed out of “In Camera”.

Carried 2008-347

Council moved out of closed session at 11:14 a.m.

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That In Camera direction provided to staff with respect to item G1 from the report of the March 20, 2008 General Committee meeting, be approved and voted upon in accordance with section 239 of the Municipal Act;

And further, that the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1 and G4 from the March 20, 2008 General Committee meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2008-348

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G2, G3, G5 to G8 inclusive from the March 20, 2008 General Committee meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2008-349

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

That the recommendation related to Item G9 from the March 20, 2008 General Committee meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried by a two-third majority vote 2008-350


1. Approval of Minutes

a) March 6 , 2008 Regional Council Meeting Closed Session Minutes

Received 2008-351

2. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-4) meeting held on March 20, 2008

G1. Credit Valley Sanitary Trunk Sewer Extension, Phase 2, Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) to Regional Road 6 (Queen Street) - City of Brampton, Ward 6 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-65-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Wanda Jurewicz, as Vendor, for the purchase of a permanent easement interest in lands described as Part of Lot 2, Concession 3 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, identified as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R-32084 and a temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 2, Concession 3 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, identified as Part 3 on Reference Plan 43R-32084;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be financed from Capital Project 05-2230.

Approved 2008-352

G2. Payment of Compensation for the Expropriation of Lands, West Brampton 1500mm (59.06 inch) Diameter Feedermain, City of Brampton, Ward 6 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-66-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Final Compensation Agreement and Full and Final Release with Brian Laidlaw and The Estate of Martha Vera Laidlaw in accordance with the terms of the Agreement in exchange for a full and final release of all claims arising from the expropriation of a permanent easement interest in lands described as Part of the East Half 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 Expropriation Plan PR1294985;

And further, that the funds be provided from Capital Project 03-1205.

Approved 2008-353

G3. Regional Road 6 (Queen Street) Widening, Chinguacousy Road to Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) - City of Brampton, Ward 6 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Robert Tavares, as Vendor, for the purchase of fee simple interest in lands and building described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 3 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton, formerly Township of Chinguacousy, Regional Municipality of Peel, PIN 14086-0001(LT), and known municipally as 8989 Creditview Road, Brampton, Ontario;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be financed from Capital Project 05-4045.

Approved 2008-354

G4. Proposed Lease Agreements for Region of Peel Office Space Requirements Located at 40-44 Peel Centre Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 8 and at 9445 Airport Road - City of Brampton, Ward 7 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2008:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into a Lease Agreement with Morguard Corporation and Bramalea City Centre Equities Inc., as Landlord, for approximately 574.61 square metres (6,185 square feet) of space at 40-44 Peel Centre Drive, City of Brampton;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Lease.

Approved 2008-355

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2008:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Subtenant, enter into a Lease Agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc., as Sublandlord, for approximately 903.02 square metres (9,720 square feet) of space at 9445 Airport Road, City of Brampton;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Lease.

Approved 2008-356

G5. Memorandum of Settlement: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 (Bargaining Employees for Ontario Works) (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2008:

That the Memorandum of Settlement for the contract renewal negotiated by the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its Local 966 representing employees at Ontario Works, be ratified;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Approved 2008-357

G6. Memorandum of Settlement: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 (Bargaining Employees for TransHelp) (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2008:

That the Memorandum of Settlement for the contract renewal negotiated by the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its Local 966 representing employees at TransHelp, be ratified;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Approved 2008-358

G7. Memorandum of Settlement: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 (Bargaining Employees for Environment, Transportation and Planning Services) (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2008:

That the Memorandum of Settlement for the contract renewal negotiated by the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its Local 966 representing employees at Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, be ratified;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Approved 2008-359

G8. Memorandum of Settlement: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 (Bargaining Employees for Public Health) (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2008:

That the Memorandum of Settlement for the contract renewal negotiated by the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and its Local 966 representing employees in Public Health, be ratified;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Approved 2008-360

Additional Item – Item G9:

G9. Update on Expropriation Proceedings - Payment of Compensation for the Expropriation of Lands, Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) from Highway 407 to North of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) – City of Brampton, Ward 6 (Oral) (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Received 2008-361

See also Resolution 2008-254

RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2008:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Final Compensation Agreement and Full and Final Release and Indemnity in a form satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor with Wonderland Farms Ltd, and for a full and final release of all claims arising from the expropriation of a fee simple interest in lands described as Parts 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 on the Plan of Expropriation registered as PR1415981 and a temporary easement interest for two years in lands described as Part 3 and 4 on the Plan of Expropriation registered as PR1415981;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 02-4020.

Approved 2008-362

See also Resolution 2008-254


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That By-law 41-2008 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 27, 2008, 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 2008-363


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.

 

 

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair