April 17, 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-2008-5) meeting held on April 10, 2008
 
  7.2a) Staff Reports
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
  11.1a) March 27, 2008 Regional Council Meeting Closed Session Minutes
  11.2a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-5) meeting held on April 10, 2008
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 17, 2008

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:31 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mahoney recited the prayer.

Members:

E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, G. Gibson, A. Groves, N. Iannicca*, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion*, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Saito, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead

Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to illness; S. McFadden, due to vacation; P. Mullin, due to illness; P. Palleschi, C. Parrish, due to illness; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business; M. Prentice, 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; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; D. Labrecque, Chief Financial Officer; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk;
M. Gardiner, Legislative Specialist

   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 27 , 2008 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 27, 2008, be approved.

Carried 2008- 364



4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the agenda for the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication item from Mayor McCallion, City of Mississauga, regarding a letter sent to the Prime Minister of Canada requesting changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) Program in Canada, to be dealt with under Communications - Item 6b;

And further, that the agenda for the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication item from the City of Mississauga, regarding Metrolinx Update and Comments on Metrolinx Green Papers, to be dealt with under Communications - Item 6c;

And further, that the agenda for the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an oral update from the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, regarding the potential impact of delaying the approval of private waste collection services, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 9c;

And further, that the agenda for the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an oral update regarding food banks and poverty in the Region of Peel, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 9d;

And further, that the agenda for the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2008-365

See also Resolutions 2008-373, 2008-374, 2008-368 and 2008-502


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dawn Calvinisti, Regional Volunteer, Breastfeeding Companions, Public Health – Health Services and Jean Heathcote, Regional Volunteer, Malton Village Long Term Care Centre – Health Services, Highlighting the Valuable Contribution of Volunteers in the Delivery of Regional Programs and Services

Received 2008-366

See also Resolution 2008-474

Councillor Adams arrived at 9:41 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:43 a.m.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer and Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services welcomed and recognized the Region of Peel volunteers for their dedication and for the value they bring to the lives of residents in the communities in Peel.

Councillor Adams commended the volunteers for their important contributions to the residents of Peel, particularly in relation to the Malton Village Long Term Care facility and also mentorship with breastfeeding.

Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:50 a.m.

b) The Honourable William G. Davis, Former Premier of Ontario, Success by 6 Peel, Manny Bettencourt, President, Board of Directors, and Lynn Petrushchak, Executive Director, Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre, Providing an Update on the Advancement and Implementation of the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights by the Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre – The Right to Basic Needs

Received 2008-367

See also Resolutions 2008-368 and 2008-369

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:10 a.m.

The Honourable William G. Davis, Former Premier of Ontario extended his appreciation to the Regional Chair and Members of Regional Council for their support of the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights. He introduced the first in a series of 12 monthly presentations featured in the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights statements titled “Child’s Right to Basic Needs”.

Manny Bettencourt, President, Board of Directors and Lynn Petrushchak, Executive Director, Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre described the importance of the “Child’s Right to Basic Needs” such as food, shelter and home in affected areas but made special reference to the Dixie-Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Mayor McCallion placed the following motion:

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

And whereas, the provision of social housing in Peel is not addressing the issues and the duration of the waiting list is on average 21 years;

And whereas, one of the basic requirements to deal with poverty is to have a roof over your head;

And whereas, the construction of social housing would help create jobs to help offset the layoffs in the manufacturing industry;

And whereas, the lack of social housing is forcing people to live in illegal basement apartments and other inappropriate accommodations and short term sheltering;

And whereas, the cost of servicing social housing is escalating;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Chair arrange to call together developers and home builders in the Region of Peel to receive their input as to what incentives are required for the private sector to build social housing.

Carried 2008-368

See also Resolutions 2008-367 and 2008-369

Additional Item – Item 9d was dealt with.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

d) Food Banks and Poverty in the Region of Peel (Oral)

Received 2008-369

See also Resolutions 2008-365, 2008-367 and 2008-368


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

c) Tariq Asmi, Executive Director, Growing Communities Healthcare Alliance, Providing an Update on the Hospital Funding in Peel and other High Growth Regions and to Improving Local Access to Hospitals and Health Care Services

Received 2008-370

See also Resolution 2008-371

Tariq Asmi, Executive Director, Growing Communities Healthcare Alliance, highlighted the issues with respect to hospital funding in Peel and other high growth regions. The Growing Communities Healthcare Alliance will be advocating to the Government of Ontario to improve local access to hospitals and health care services in Peel and other high growth areas.

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

Whereas the high growth communities in Ontario grow at more than twice the rate of the provincial population growth rate, adding more than 100,000 new residents each and every year;

And whereas, these regions are also aging at twice the provincial rate;

And whereas, population growth in these regions will further intensify due to Ontario 30-year growth plan, Places to Grow;

And whereas, as of 2008/09 Ontarian residing in the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) representing high growth communities are receiving $258 less per resident for local hospital services when compared to the average Ontarian, which translates into a $1.4 billion annual operating funding gap for local hospital services – and these provincial funding inequities are also worsening each year;

And whereas, Ontarians living in the GTA/905 are receiving $218 less per resident for provincially funded local social services when compared to the average Ontarian, which translates into a $708 million annual operating funding gap for local provincially funded social services – and these provincial funding inequities also worsening each year;

And whereas, the Government of Ontario has acknowledged the growing funding gaps for hospital services in high growth communities by committing during the 2007 provincial election to provide $100 million in additional annual operating funding to high growth hospitals;

And whereas, the promise of $30 million in growth funding for 2008/09 still means that the funding gap continues to widen;

And whereas, the Government of Ontario has announced that it has been developing since 2006 and will implement a new Health Based Allocation Model (HBAM) to allocate new health care resources to Local Health Integration Networks based on patient care needs in a way that will address health care funding inequities in Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved, that in order to improve timely and local access to hospital care in Peel Region, across high growth communities in Ontario, the Region of Peel requests:

a) That the Government of Ontario speed up implementation of its hospital growth funding commitment and provide adequate and ongoing social services growth funding;

b) That the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care quickly implement “Health Based Allocation Model” (HBAM) i.e., population-needs-based-funding for provincial health care funding and develop a population-needs-based-funding formula for social services; and

c) That the Government of Ontario develop a health care and social services growth plan for Ontario to complement Places to Grow.

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Premier of Ontario, the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Minister of Finance, Peel-area MPPs, high growth communities Mayors and Chairs, the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Carried 2008-371

See also Resolution 2008-370


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated April 9, 2008, Regarding Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Update - Comments on Green Papers 1-5

Received 2008-372

See also Resolutions 2008-374, 2008-376, 2008-415, 2008-416, 2008-429, 2008-430 and 2008-498

Additional Items – Items 6b and 6c:

b) Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 31, 2008 to the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Advising that the Council of the City of Mississauga Passed Resolution 0063-2008 at its Meeting held on March 26, 2008, Requesting Changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) Program in Canada

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That City of Mississauga Resolution 0063-2008, passed at its meeting held on March 26, 2008 be endorsed:

Whereas, the Employment Insurance (EI) Program is meant to be the primary social safety net program for unemployed workers in Canada;

And whereas, the percentage of unemployed workers receiving EI drastically dropped following legislative changes by the federal government in the early and mid 1990s;

And whereas, the percentage of unemployed workers receiving EI in Ontario (30%) and the Greater Toronto Area (22%) are amongst the lowest in the country and well below the national average of 43%;

And whereas, EI eligibility and duration of benefits are based on the number of hours worked and the regional unemployment rate in one’s area;

And whereas, Ontario and Toronto Census Metropolis Areas (CMA) usually have lower unemployment rates than most other regions and workers therefore need to work more hours to qualify and receive EI benefits for a shorter duration;

And whereas, the average unemployed worker in Ontario receives nearly $4,000 less than the average unemployed worker in the rest of Canada;

And whereas, the decline in unemployed workers receiving EI means that Ontario municipalities are particularly at risk during the next recession when social assistance (Ontario Works) caseloads are expected to sharply increase as unemployed workers not eligible for EI turn to Ontario Works for financial assistance;

And whereas, the EI account accumulated surplus has grown steadily since the mid 1990s and reached $51 billion in 2007;

And whereas, EI premiums are considered general revenues and EI surpluses have been used for purposes other than EI;

And whereas, the federal government announced in the 2008 budget the creation of a crown corporation which will manage a stand-alone EI account with EI premiums dedicated solely to the EI program beginning on January 1, 2009;

And whereas, the new crown corporation will be required to only maintain a cash reserve of no greater than $2 billion, which is significantly lower than the amount (approximately $15 billion) suggested by the Chief Actuary of Human Resources Development Canada;

And whereas, such a low cash reserve means that there will not be additional funds to expand EI eligibility and benefits, which would address the low rates of EI coverage in Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved, that:

The federal government:

  • treat all unemployed workers equally across Canada by:

- allowing more unemployed workers to be eligible for EI by reducing the number of work hours required to qualify; and
- eliminating the regionalization of EI eligibility and benefits (which are tied to regional unemployment rates) and moving towards a system which is based on a minimum number of hours worked that would be the same across the country;

  • increase the size of the EI cash reserve to $15 billion, from the $2 billion proposed by the government, to facilitate an increase in benefits and eligibility so that unemployed workers who pay EI premiums and regularly work receive benefits of some kind;

  • enhance benefits from current levels (55% of claimant’s weekly average earnings) rather than cut EI premiums; and

  • establish the stand-alone EI account immediately rather than wait until January 1, 2009.

Carried 2008-373

See also Resolution 2008-365

c) Recommendation GC-0325-2008 from the City of Mississauga regarding Metrolinx Update and Comments on Metrolinx Green Papers 2-5

Received 2008-374

See also Resolutions 2008-365, 2008-372, 2008-415, 2008-416, 2008-429, 2008-430 and 2008-498


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-5) meeting held on April 10, 2008

Councillor McCallion expressed concern regarding Item ETP-D1 – “Report of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee (IMPSC-2008-1) meeting held on April 3, 2008”, stating that more information is required on the development and transportation planning process. She questioned why there is a need for a second report and inquired about cost implications. Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services (ETPS), advised that Regional staff will be reporting to the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting in June 2008.

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2008-5) meeting held on April 10, 2008, be adopted.

Carried 2008- 375

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2008:

That the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a presentation from Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, regarding the heroic performance of duty by two off-duty Peel Paramedics;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a video presentation on the establishment of the Well Spring Chinguacousy Cancer Support Centre;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation, providing an update regarding the Southern Ontario Highways Program (SOHP), to be dealt with under Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning - Item ETP-E12;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from Peter Nazwaski, Resident, City of Mississauga requesting the Region of Peel to consider offering the service of replacing water intake valves, to be dealt with under Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-E13;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, City Clerk’s office, City of Brampton regarding Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Update, to be dealt with under Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-E14;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from Scott Snider, Lawyer, Turkstra Mazza Law Office regarding appeals of Regional Council’s decision to approve the New Official Plan for the City of Brampton with Modifications to be dealt with under Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-E15;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a report from the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated April 2, 2008, titled “Region Owned Property South Side of Britannia Road – Habitat for Humanity – City of Mississauga, Ward 6, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-B3;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to bring forward Items Related to Other Business – Item F1, to be dealt with immediately following Delegations/Presentations;

And further, that the agenda for the April 10, 2008, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2008-376

See also Resolutions 2008-377 to 2008-385 inclusive, 2008-385 and 2008-434 to 2008-436 inclusive



D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Additional Items- Items D1 and D2:

D1. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair Recognizing Patrick Chatelain and Caitlin Wenckstern, Peel Paramedics Services who Saved Several Young Men after a Horrific Car Accident on Highway 401 at Avenue Road, on April 6, 2008

Received 2008-377

See also Resolution 2008-376

D2. Video Presentation titled “We Did It” Regarding the Establishment of the Well Spring Chinguacousy Cancer Support

Received 2008-378

See also Resolution 2008-376

Additional Item- Item D3:

D3. Doug Clark, Board Chair and President, John McCallum, Treasurer and Director, John Roe, Vice-President and Director, Habitat for Humanity Mississauga, Providing Information to Members of Council Regarding the Region Owned Property South Side of Britannia Road

Received 2008-379

See also Resolutions 2008-376 and 2008-380 to 2008-384 inclusive

Items Related to Management – Item MA-B3 was dealt with.

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-B. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-B3. Region Owned Property South Side of Britannia Road - Habitat For Humanity Mississauga - City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2008:

That the lands described as Lot A1 on the south side of Britannia Road in the City of Mississauga as described in the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services dated April 2, 2008 titled “Region Owned Property, South Side of Britannia Road, Habitat for Humanity Mississauga, City of Mississauga, Ward 6” be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2008-380

See also Resolutions 2008-376 and 2008-381 to 2008-384 inclusive

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2008:

That in accordance with Section 11 of Surplus Disposal By-law 23-95, Council waive compliance with the procedures set out in the By-law with respect to the sale of Lot A1 on the south side of Britannia Road in the City of Mississauga, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services dated April 2, 2008 titled “Region Owned Property, South Side of Britannia Road, Habitat for Humanity Mississauga, City of Mississauga, Ward 6”.

Approved 2008-381

See also Resolutions 2008-376, 2008-380, 2008-382, 2008-383 and 2008-384

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2008:

That Lots A2 and A3 on the south side of Britannia Road in the City of Mississauga, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services dated April 2, 2008 titled “Region Owned Property, South Side of Britannia Road, Habitat for Humanity Mississauga, City of Mississauga, Ward 6”, be retained by the Regional Corporation for use during the Britannia Road widening project and that the Development Charges Reserve receive the full market value of any future sale or conversion of these lots.

Approved 2008-382

See also Resolutions 2008-376, 2008-380, 2008-381, 2008-383 and 2008-384

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2008:

That the lands described as Lot A1 on the south side of Britannia Road in the City of Mississauga, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services dated April 2, 2008 titled “Region Owned Property, South Side of Britannia Road, Habitat for Humanity Mississauga, City of Mississauga, Ward 6” be transferred for nominal consideration from The Regional Municipality of Peel to

Habitat for Humanity Mississauga, subject to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale and an Option to Repurchase for nominal consideration both on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Office of the Regional Solicitor including terms providing that the land is non-transferrable without consent of The Regional Municipality of Peel; that Habitat for Humanity shall construct a single family dwelling on the lands within three years of the transfer failing which The Regional Municipality of Peel shall have the ability to exercise its rights to repurchase the Lands for nominal consideration; and, that the purchaser of the resultant improved property from Habitat for Humanity Mississauga be selected from the Housing Centralized Waiting List for the Region of Peel;

And further, that a sum of $32,565.60 be credited to the Development Charges Reserve Account Number R3505, to be funded from the Non-Program Current Budget.

Approved 2008-383

See also Resolutions 2008-376, 2008-380, 2008-381, 2008-382 and 2008-384

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2008:

That the Commissioner of Human Services and the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services be requested to draft for Regional Council’s consideration a Housing First land disposal policy to propose prioritizing criteria and processes for affordable housing use of land surplus to the Region’s needs, taking account of potential agency involvement and financial concessions.

Approved 2008-384

See also Resolutions 2008-376 and 2008-379 to 2008-384 inclusive

Items Related to Other Business – Item F1 was dealt with.

F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Notice of Motion from Councillor Paterak regarding a Grant in Lieu of Development Charges

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2008:

Whereas, the Town of Caledon is in support of the construction and operation of a palliative care hospice known as “Bethell House” in Inglewood on Town owned land;

And whereas, the Town of Caledon has provided a grant to Hospice Caledon equal to the Town Development Charges that will be assessed when the building permit for Bethell House is processed;

And whereas, both the Region of Peel and the City of Brampton provided similar support towards the construction of the Wellspring Chinguacousy Cancer Support Centre;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel provide a grant to Hospice Caledon equal to the Region of Peel Development Charges that will be assessed when the building permit for Bethell House is processed;

And further, that this grant, estimated to be in the amount of $77,000, be charged to the Non–Program budget;

And further, that the Town of Caledon be so advised.

Approved 2008-385

See also Resolution 2008-376

 

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

ETP-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

ETP-A1. Appeals on Regional Council’s Decision to Approve the New Official Plan for City of Brampton with Modifications, Save and Except for Certain Lands in Bram East for which a Decision was Deferred

RECOMMENDATION GC-82-2008:

That the Region of Peel obtain party status at the upcoming Ontario Municipal Board hearing to deal with the appeals filed on Regional Council’s decision of January 24, 2008 to approve the new Official Plan for the City of Brampton with modifications, save and except for certain lands for which a decision was deferred;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated April 2, 2008, titled “Appeals on Regional Council’s Decision to Approve the New Official Plan for City of Brampton with Modifications, Save and Except for Certain Lands in Bram East for which a Decision was Deferred” be forwarded to the City of Brampton, for information.

Approved 2008-386

See also Resolution 2008-436

ETP-A2. Energy Optimization of the South Peel Water Distribution System - Award Recommendation, Document 2007-009P

RECOMMENDATION GC-83-2008:

That the contract (Document 2007-009P) for the Energy Optimization of the South Peel Water Distribution System be awarded to EarthTech Canada Inc. in the estimated amount of $2,559,891.28 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that authority be granted to extend the contract on an annual basis for annual software maintenance and support subject to satisfactory quality, price and service.

Approved 2008-387


ETP-B. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-B1. Palgrave Well 4 Pumping Station, Capital Project 00-1230, Document 2000-232P - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-84-2008:

That the contract (Document 2000-232P) for the design and contract administration for Palgrave Well 4 Pumping Station between the Region of Peel and KMK Consultants Limited be extended for additional engineering services in the estimated amount of $90,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 00-1230, for a total estimated commitment of $515,000 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Approved 2008-388

ETP-B2. Class Environmental Assessment, Detailed Design and Construction Administration for Watermains at Various Locations in the Region of Peel, Capital Projects 06-2109, 07-1705, 07-1843, 08-1109, 08-1150, 08-1305, 08-1309, 08-1310, 08-1321, 08-1325, 08-1330, 08-1333, 08-1340, 08-1360, 08-1365, 08-1375, 08-1380, 08-1381, 08-1386, 08-2196 and 08-2385, Document 2007-704P - Town of Caledon, Wards 1 and 2; City of Brampton, Wards 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10; and, City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7

RECOMMENDATION GC-85-2008:

That the contract (Document 2007-704P) for the class environmental assessment, detailed design, and construction administration for watermain construction at various locations in the Region of Peel be awarded as follows:

  • Assignment A to Trow Consulting in the estimated amount of $845,344 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 08-1109, 08-1150, 08-2196 and 06-2109, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

  • Assignment B to Ainley Group in the estimated amount of $438,855 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 08-1305, 08-1310, 08-1375 and 08-2385, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

  • Assignment C to EarthTech Canada Inc. in the amount of $411,686 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 08-1325, 08-1365, 08-1380 and 08-1381, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

  • Assignment D to Trow Consulting in the estimated amount of $442,035 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 08-1309, 08-1330 and 08-1333, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

  • Assignment E to EarthTech Canada Inc. in the estimated amount of $301,852 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 08-1340, 08-1360 and 08-1386, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007; and,

  • Assignment F to Gamsby and Mannerow Engineers in the estimated amount of $198,720 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 07-1705, 07-1843 and 08-1321, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Approved 2008-389

ETP-B3. Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) Performance Report Management Action Plan Update

Received 2008-390

ETP-B4. Report of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee (SPWWASC-2008-2) meeting held on March 27, 2008

1. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION SPWWASC-3-2008:

That Councillor Mullin be appointed Vice-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.

Approved 2008-391

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST – Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION SPWWASC-4-2008:

That the agenda for the March 27, 2008, South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2008-392

4. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS – Nil

5. REPORTS

  a) Committee Structure and Process
    Presentation by R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor

Received 2008-393

See also Resolution 394

RECOMMENDATION SPWWASC-5-2008:

That a Water and Wastewater Technical Advisory Panel (WWTAP) be established according to the Terms of Reference attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated March 24, 2008, titled “Committee Structure and Process”.

Approved 2008-394

See also Resolution 2008-393


6. COMMUNICATIONS – Nil

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS – Nil

8. OTHER BUSINESS

  a) 2008 Committee Meeting Schedule
    Update by Stephanie Jurrius, Acting Committee Clerk

RECOMMENDATION SPWWASC-6-2008:

That the 2008 Committee Meeting Schedule of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee be referred back to staff to consider a schedule of monthly meetings and/or include meetings of the Water and Wastewater Technical Advisory Panel (WWTAP), as required;

And further, that the Committee meetings be scheduled at 8:00 a.m. on Council days;

And further, that the revised schedule be brought back to the April 17, 2008 South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee meeting for consideration.

Approved 2008-395

ETP-B5. Strategies for Managing Customer Concerns About Large Water and Wastewater Bills

Received 2008-396

ETP-B6. Environment, Transportation and Planning Services - Proclamations of Event Weeks

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-2008:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that identifies waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Water Efficiency Plan that identifies water efficiency measures to be implemented to reduce average annual day demand and peak day demand by ten per cent and wastewater flows by seven per cent by 2015;

And whereas, Earth Week educates residents on how to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting to divert waste;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of April 18 to 27, 2008 be proclaimed “Earth Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-397

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-1-2008:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that identifies waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

And whereas, composting can reduce the amount of waste residents set out to the curb by 40 per cent;

And whereas, Compost Awareness Week educates residents on how to compost and the value of diverting this material from garbage;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 4 to 10, 2008 be proclaimed “Compost Awareness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-398

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-2-2008:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for providing safe and affordable drinking water to residents and businesses in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has endorsed a water efficiency strategy aimed at raising awareness and education about water use;

And whereas, the Region of Peel is committed to providing environmental education by means of The Peel Water Story, a water curriculum resource;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 4 to 10, 2008 be proclaimed “Drinking Water Awareness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-399

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-3-2008:

Whereas the Region of Peel will manage and provide safe, secure and reliable transportation, water, wastewater, waste management and planning services which meet the needs and expectations of residents and businesses of Peel Region, while respecting the environment;

And whereas, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week helps us raise awareness of the importance of maintaining quality service to the community;

And whereas, this week provides an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of staff;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes understanding and appreciation of the importance of the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services in benefiting the community;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 11 to 24, 2008 be proclaimed “Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-400

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-4-2008:

Whereas both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity are essential for life on earth;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes water conservation and efficiency and the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

And whereas, the 2008 Peel Children’s Water Festival will be held May 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, and 28 at the Heart Lake Conservation Area in the City of Brampton;

And whereas, Saturday, May 24, 2008 will be designated as Family Fun Day, to give residents the opportunity to take part in the Festival;

And whereas, up to 5,000 Peel elementary school students in Peel will become aware of the importance of protecting, respecting, and conserving water resources and the natural environment;

And whereas, Peel Public Health and Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Departments have worked together with many community partners including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, while further developing partnerships with federal and provincial ministries, area municipalities and the private and not-for-profit sectors;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 22 to 28, 2008 be proclaimed “Children’s Water Awareness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-401

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-5-2008:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and processing of waste for over one million residents in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that has identified waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

And whereas, this year’s Waste Reduction Week challenges and educates individuals to practice various strategies to divert waste from the landfill;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes waste diversion through reduction, reuse and recycling;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of October 20 to 24, 2008 be proclaimed “Waste Reduction Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-402

ETP-B7. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2008-3) meeting held on April 3, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-8-2008:

That the agenda for the April 3, 2008, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to include a communication from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) regarding the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Program Plan, to be dealt with under Communications;

And further, that the agenda for the April 3, 2008, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting, be approved, as amended.

Approved 2008-403

See also Resolution 2008-410

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Giovanni Merenda, Landowner, Town of Caledon, Ward 2, Regarding the Installation of a Gore Cover System at the Peel Curing Facility, Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Received 2008-404

See also Resolutions 2008-405 to 2008-408 inclusive

b) Celia and Cliff Chapman, Residents, Town of Caledon, Ward 2, Regarding the Installation of a Gore Cover System at the Peel Curing Facility, Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Received 2008-405

See also Resolutions 2008-404 and 2008-406 to 2008-408 inclusive

Item 4b was dealt with.

  b) Gore Cover System - Strategic and Operational Issues
      Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management; Larry Conrad, Manager, Waste Operations; and, Dr. Lambert Otten, Professor of Engineering, University of Guelph and a Recognized Composting Expert

Received 2008-406

See also Resolutions 2008-404, 2008-405, 2008-407 and 2008-408

4. REPORTS

a) Installation of a Gore Cover System at the Peel Curing Facility, Capital Project 07-6655, Document 2008-051N – Town of Caledon, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION WM-9-2008:

That the Contract (Document 2008-051N) for the supply of a Gore Cover System for the Peel Curing Facility, be awarded to W. L. Gore and Associates Inc., in the estimated amount of €3,235,045 (estimated at $4,884,918 CDN at an exchange rate of 1.51 CDN to the Euro, subject to exchange rate variation), excluding applicable taxes, under Capital Project 07-6655, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that the required maintenance items be supplied by the original equipment manufacturers or their designated supplier until such time as the equipment is no longer in use;

And further, that the existing contract (Document 2007-589N) with Lonsdale Consulting Engineers Inc. for the detailed design, contract administration for the installation of the Gore Cover System and other related improvements be increased by $75,000 for a new estimated contract total of $150,000, excluding applicable taxes;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $10,291,877 (subject to exchange rate variation on the €3,235,045 included in this amount), be provided to Capital Project 07-6655 financed from the Waste Management Disposal Reserve, R1010;

And further, that funding in the amount of $700,000 be redeployed from Capital Project 05-6551 to Capital Project 07-6655;

And further, that staff report back at a future meeting of the Waste Management Subcommittee regarding the possibility of the revenue from the sale of compost to be used as a maintenance reserve for the Gore Cover System.

Carried unanimously 2008-407

See also Resolutions 2008-404, 2008-405 and 2008-408

b) Gore Cover System - Strategic and Operational Issues
    Presentation by Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management; Larry Conrad, Manager, Waste Operations; and, Dr. Lambert Otten, Professor of Engineering, University of Guelph and a Recognized Composting Expert

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-406

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Citizen Group (Victims-of-Landfill-Site), Fax Received March 25, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Petition Requesting the Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon to Close the Chinguacousy Landfill and Curing Site

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2008-408

See also Resolutions 2008-404 to 2008-407 inclusive

b) David Miller, Mayor; Councillor Shelley Carroll; and, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, City of Toronto, Letter dated February 29, 2008, Urging the Minister of the Environment Ontario to Require Brand Owners of 15 Litre Non-Refillable PET Bottles to Pay 100 Per Cent of the Incremental Municipal Capital and Operating Cost to Manage the Bottles

Received 2008-409

Additional Item – Item 5c:

c) Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 2, 2008, Providing Facts and Clarity on Matters Related to the Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) Program Plan

Received 2008-410

See also Resolution 2008-403

ETP-B8. Request for Private Waste Collection, 4390 Mississauga Road, Application to Amend the Local Official Plan and Zoning By-law Number OZ-06-017M - City of Mississauga, Ward 8

RECOMMENDATION GC-87-2008:

That private waste collection services be permitted for the proposed eight semi-detached dwellings and 43 townhomes to be located at 4390 Mississauga Road, in the City of Mississauga, Ward 8;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated March 14, 2008, titled “Request for Private Waste Collection, 4390 Mississauga Road, Application to Amend the Local Official Plan and Zoning By-law Number OZ-06-017M - City of Mississauga, Ward 8”, be forwarded to the City of Mississauga and the applicant for information.

Approved 2008-411

See also Resolution 2008-502

ETP-B9. Request for Private Waste Collection, 1820, 1826, 1836, 1850 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Site Plan Application Number SP-07-099M – City of Mississauga, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-88-2008:

That private waste collection services be permitted for the proposed 20 semi-detached dwellings and 76 townhomes to be located at 1820, 1826, 1836, 1850 Burnhamthorpe Road East, in the City of Mississauga, Ward 3;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated March 14, 2008, titled “Request for Private Waste Collection, 1820, 1826, 1836, 1850 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Site Plan Application Number SP-07-099M - City of Mississauga, Ward 3”, be forwarded to the City of Mississauga and the site plan applicant for information.

Approved 2008-412

See also Resolution 2008-502


ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C1. Consulting Services for Environmental Assessment Addendum, Detailed Design and Contract Administration Services for Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) Widening from Steeles Avenue to Embleton Road, Capital Project 02-4070, Document 2008-222N – City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-89-2008:

That the contract (Document 2008-222N) for consulting services be awarded to McCormick Rankin Corporation for the completion of an Environmental Assessment (EA) Addendum and detailed design for the road widening of Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) from Steeles Avenue to Embleton Road, in the amount of $457,300 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37 2007;

And further, that subject to the successful completion of the detailed design assignment, the contract be increased by an additional $490,520 (excluding applicable taxes), for the Contract Administration and Supervision for a total commitment of $947,820 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By law 37-2007;

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

Approved 2008-413

ETP-C2. Hot Mix Asphalt Resurfacing on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Between George Bolton Parkway and Allan Drive and the Milling and Paving of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Between Regional Road 107 (Queen Street) and Coleraine Drive/Major Mackenize Drive (Contract Extension), Capital Project 07-4635, Document 2008-074T - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-90-2008:

That the contract (Document 2008-074T) for the hot mix asphalt resurfacing on Regional Road 50 between George Bolton Parkway and Allan Drive be awarded to Fermar Paving Limited in the estimated amount of $1,834,836 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 07-4635, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $1,000,000 (excluding applicable taxes), be provided to Capital Project 07-4635 financed from the Roads Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0210);

And further, that staff be authorized to extend the contract (Document 2008-074T) with Fermar Paving Limited to include milling and paving of Regional Road 50 between Regional Road 107 and Coleraine Drive/Major Mackenzie Drive for the estimated amount of $2,216,000 (excluding applicable taxes), for a total commitment of $4,050,836, under Capital Project 07-4635, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $2,216,000 (excluding applicable taxes), be provided to Capital Project 07-4635 and financed as follows:

  • The Region of York will be contributing funds in the amount of $1,108,000 subsequent to invoices from the Region of Peel, in accordance with the Cost-Sharing Agreement By-law Number 92-98;

  • Funds in the amount of $832,500 be redeployed from Capital Project 02-4050 for the milling and paving of Regional Road 50 from Regional Road 107 to Castlemore Road/Rutherford Road; and,

  • Funds in the amount of $275,500 be financed from the Roads Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0210), for the milling and paving of Regional Road 50 from Castlemore Road/Rutherford Road to Coleraine Drive/Major Mackenzie Drive;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated March 26, 2008, titled “Hot Mix Asphalt Resurfacing on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Between George Bolton Parkway and Allan Drive and the Milling and Paving of Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Between Regional Road 107 (Queen Street) and Coleraine Drive/Major Mackenize Drive (Contract Extension), Capital Project 07-4635, Document 2008-074T - Town of Caledon, Ward 5” be forwarded to the Region of York and Town of Caledon, for information.

Approved 2008-414

ETP-C3. Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan - Comments on Green Papers

RECOMMENDATION GC-91-2008:

That Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning - Items ETP-C3 and ETP-E14, be referred to staff for consideration and incorporation of the comments of the area municipalities and report back to the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting.

Approved2008-415

See also Resolutions 2008-365, 2008-372, 2008-416, 2008-429, 2008-430 and 2008-498

Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-E14 was dealt with.

ETP-E. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-E14. Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated April 9, 2008, Regarding Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Update – Comments on Green Papers 1-5

Referred to the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting 2008-416

See also Resolutions 2008-372, 2008-376, 2008-415, 2008-429 2008-430 and 2008-498


ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C4. Accessible Transportation: Additional Funding for Community Bus

RECOMMENDATION GC-92-2008:

That additional funding in the amount of $200,000 be approved to support the Community Bus component of the “Family of Services” transportation model;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 08-0247 for Community Bus Demonstration be increased from $259,000 to $459,000, financed from the Federal Gas Tax Funds Reserve Fund (R0025) in order to have sufficient funding to purchase the two community buses.

Approved 2008-417


ETP-D. PLANNING

ETP-D1. Report of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee (IMPSC-2008-1) meeting held on April 3, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

Additional Item:

Audio Streaming of the April 3, 2008 and June 5, 2008 Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meetings (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-1-2008:

That audio streaming of the April 3, 2008 and June 5, 2008 meetings of the Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee be broadcast internally and externally on the Region of Peel website.

Approved 2008-418

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-2-2008:

That the agenda for the April 3, 2008, Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2008-419

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Ian C. Smith, Consultant, Oliver Wyman - Delta Organization and Leadership, Providing a Review of Regional Council’s Planning Role

Received 2008-420

See also Resolution 2008-421

Items Related to Reports – Item 4a was dealt with.

4. REPORTS

a) Review of Regional Council’s Planning Role

RECOMMENDATION IMPSC-3-2008:

That the Interim Report, attached as Appendix II, to the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated March 24, 2008, titled “Review of Regional Council’s Planning Role,” be received;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to implement the recommendations in the subject report;

And further, that Oliver Wyman be retained to undertake 1) the detailed reviews of the Development Review and Transportation Planning responsibilities of Regional Council and 2) the development of a protocol to support the use of the existing Planning matrix;

And further, that the existing contract staff be converted to permanent status;

And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the area municipalities, for information.

Approved 2008-421

See also Resolution 2008-420

b) Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning; Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research and Naheeda Jamal, Principal Planner, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Region of Peel, Providing a Status Update on the Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR)

Received 2008-422

4. REPORTS

a) Review of Regional Council’s Planning Role

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-421


ETP-E. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-E1. Diane Gagner, President, Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA), Letter dated February 7, 2008, Advising that OMWA Joined the “Cities Now!” Campaign Due to its Concerns with Regards to the Underfunding of Municipal Infrastructure and its Effects on Ontario’s Water Systems

Received 2008-423

ETP-E2. Report of the Peel Agriculture and Rural Water Quality Advisory Committee (PARWQAC-2008-01) meeting held on February 28, 2008

Received 2008-424

See also Resolution 2008-500

ETP-E3. Rae Horst, Chair, 2007 Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC), and General Manager, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Letter Received March 17, 2008, Providing a Copy of the Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition 2007 Accomplishments Brochure

Received 2008-425

ETP-E4. Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated March 19, 2008, Responding to a Regional Council Decision Supporting the Incorporation of Multipurpose Trails in Regional Transportation Projects and Commending the Region of Peel in Taking a Leadership Role in the Creation of Alternate Transportation Modes, a Key Element of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan

Received 2008-426

ETP-E5. Darlene Publow, Deputy Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 24, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Town of Caledon Resolution and Report titled “Green Development Incentives Pilot Project”

Received 2008-427

ETP-E6. Susan Lathan, Deputy Clerk and Supervisor of Council and Committee Services, Region of Halton, Letter dated March 26, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Region of Halton Resolution and Report titled “Halton Region Transportation Master Plan Update 2007”

Received 2008-428

ETP-E7. Rob MacIsaac, Chair, Metrolinx, Letter dated March 10, 2008, Providing Copies of the Metrolinx Green Paper Numbers 2 and 3, titled “Mobility Hubs” and “Active Transportation” Respectively

Received 2008-429

See also Resolutions 2008-365, 2008-372, 2008-415, 2008-416, 2008-430 and 2008-498

ETP-E8. Rob MacIsaac, Chair, Metrolinx, Letter dated March 27, 2008, Providing Copies of the Metrolinx Green Paper Numbers 4, 5, 6 and 7, titled “Transportation Demand Management”; “Moving Goods and Delivering Services”; “Roads and Highways”, and “Transit” Respectively

Received 2008-430

See also Resolutions 2008-365, 2008-372, 2008-415, and 2008-416, 2008-429 and 2008-498

EPT-E9. Denis Kelly, Regional Clerk, Region of York, Letter dated March 28, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Region of York Resolution and Report titled “2008 Travel Time Study Participation”

Received 2008-431

ETP-E10. Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated March 31, 2008, Advising that the Region of Peel will Receive Funding in the Amount of $2,487,462 Towards the Municipal Road and Bridge Capital Investment Needs in the Region for 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC-93-2008:

Whereas, the 2008 Provincial Budget announced that funds would be granted to municipalities as part of their 2008 Municipal Road and Bridge Infrastructure Investment;

And whereas, on April 1, 2008, the Regional Municipality of Peel received correspondence from the Ontario Minister of Transportation identifying that an award of $2,487,462 has been approved for investment into municipal road and bridge capital infrastructure needs in order to maintain and improve the transportation network, economic success and quality of life in Ontario;

And whereas, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has indicated that in order to be eligible to receive this funding by June 30, 2008, the Regional Municipality of Peel must agree, by Council Resolution, to utilize this funding for municipal road and bridge capital rehabilitation; to provide a final summary report on the use of this funding, and; to repay any funding that is deemed, through an independent audit (if required), not to have been used for the purposes consistent with its original intent;

Therefore be it resolved, that funding in the amount of $2,487,462, be accepted from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, for the purposes of funding municipal road and bridge infrastructure maintenance and capital works improvements;

And further, that an initial report outlining how these funds will be used be provided to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation upon receipt of their requirements for this information;

And further, that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation be provided a final summary report detailing expenditures, use of provincial funding and outcomes achieved, as outlined in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation reporting requirements (to be provided with the funding);

And further, that the Ontario Ministry of Transportation be permitted to perform an independent audit on the project(s) utilizing the funds provided;

And further, that any funds not used in accordance with rehabilitation of municipal road and bridge capital investment needs, as identified in the accountability related requirements (to be provided with the funding), be returned to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.

Approved 2008-432

ETP-E11. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 31, 2008, Providing a Copy of a City of Brampton Resolution and Report titled “North Airport Road/Industrial and Mayfield Road/Goreway Drive Special Study Areas – Vales North Secondary Plan Area 49 – Ward 10”

Received 2008-433

Additional Items – Items ETP-E12 to ETP-E15 inclusive:

ETP-E12. Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated March 19, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated January 31, 2008 and Providing an Update Regarding the Southern Ontario Highways Program (SOHP)

Received 2008-434

See also Resolution 2008-376

ETP-E13. Peter Nazwaski, Resident, City of Mississauga, Letter dated April 2, 2008, Requesting the Region of Peel to Consider Offering the Service of Replacing Water Intake Valves

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2008-435

See also Resolution 2008-376

ETP-E14. Michael Di Lullo, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated April 9, 2008, Regarding Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Update – Comments on Green Papers 1-5

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-416

ETP-E15. Scott Snider, Lawyer, Turkstra Mazza Law Office, Letter dated April 9, 2008, Regarding Appeals of Regional Council’s Decision to Approve the New Official Plan for the City of Brampton with Modifications

Received 2008-436

See also Resolution 2008-386


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-A1. Demand for Long-Term Care Homes in Peel

Received 2008-437

See also Resolution 2008-441


HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-B1. Smoke-Free Ontario Act Amendment – Tobacco Display Ban

Received 2008-438

HE-B2. Status of Peel Community Health Centres

Received 2008-439


HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. Malcolm Bates, Director, Emergency Health Services Branch, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Letter dated February 27, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated November 29, 2007, Regarding the Hospital Medic Program Feasibility Study: Summary of Findings

Received 2008-440

HE-C2. E-Bulletin: From the Appropriate Level of Care (ALC) Committee, dated March, 2008, Advising that the Wait at Home Program Pilot was Successfully Launched on January 2008

Received 2008-441

See also Resolution 2008-437

HE-C3. Deb Matthews, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Letter dated March 7, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated December 10, 2007, Regarding the Provincial Funding Update for Healthy Babies Healthy Children

Received 2008-442

HE-C4. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 19, 2008, Inviting Municipal Members to Participate on the Climate Change Task Force

Referred to Health Services 2008-443

See also Resolution 2008-444

RECOMMENDATION GC-94-2008:

That Councillor Carlson be nominated to participate on the Climate Change Task Force for the term ending November 30, 2010 or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), be so advised.

Approved 2008-444

See also Resolution 2008-443


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Rental Market Conditions in Peel, 2007

Received 2008-445


HS-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-B1. M. Aileen Carroll, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated March, 2008, Advising that the Government of Ontario Designate June as Seniors’ Month Each Year and Inviting Regional Council to Participate in the 2008 Senior of the Year Award

Received 2008-446

HS-B2. Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA), ONPHA Board Connections, Letter dated March, 2008, Advising that the Province is Developing a Poverty Reduction Strategy and a Comprehensive Affordable Housing Strategy

Received 2008-447

HS-B3. David Tilson, M.P., Dufferin-Caledon, Letter dated March 6, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated February 4, 2008, Regarding Multi-National Corporate Child Care in Peel

Received 2008-448

HS-B4. Monte Solberg, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development, Letter dated March 12, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated October 1, 2007, Addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Regarding Social Housing Financing

Received 2008-449

HS-B5. Communiqué: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated April 1, 2008, Advising that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is Calling for Continued Federal Involvement in Affordable Housing

Received 2008-450


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. CORPORATE SERVICES

  MA-A1. Peel Regional Emergency Program Annual Report 2007 - Compliance with Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act
      Presentation by Charlotte Gravlev, Director of Clerk’s and Regional Clerk and Andre Luc Beauregard, Manager, Regional Emergency Management Program

Received 2008-451

See also Resolution 2008-485

MA-A2. Emergency Preparedness Week – May 5 to 11, 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC-95-2008:

Whereas each year thousands of Canadians are affected by emergencies;

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

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

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

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

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 5 to 11, 2008 be proclaimed “Emergency Preparedness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-452

MA-A3. Regional Business Continuity Planning Project

RECOMMENDATION GC-96-2008:

That Document 2007-341P for the development and documentation of a Regional Business Continuity Planning Process (RBCPP) for essential and critical Regional programs, services and processes be awarded to PricewaterhouseCoopers in the estimated amount of $266,055 (exclusive of applicable taxes), being the most cost-effective solution in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that $150,000 be allocated from Emergency Program Plan project 04-7804 and $290,000 from Reserve R1250 to the Business Continuity Planning capital project 08-7120 for total funding of $440,000 for this project.

Approved 2008-453

MA-A4. Report of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2008-3) meeting held on March 25, 2008

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-9-2008:

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

Approved 2008-454

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-10-2008:

That the agenda for the March 25, 2008 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item regarding Direct Engagement Inc. (DEI) Roundtable on Chronic Pain Epidemic, to be dealt with under Communication Items - Item 4d;

And further, that the agenda for the March 25, 2008 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include an item regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to be dealt with under Other Business - Item 9a;

And further, that the agenda for the March 25, 2008 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include an item regarding the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Recommendations and Staff Directions Status Report to be dealt with under Other Business - Item 9b;

And further, that the agenda for the March 25, 2008 Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2008-455

See also Resolutions 2008-459, 2008-468 and 2008-469

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. City of Welland Accessibility Advisory Committee, Bulletin and Registration Form for the 2008 Intermunicipal Accessibility Symposium

Received 2008-456

b. 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

Received 2008-457

c. Toronto Star, Article dated March 17, 2008, titled “Budget to Offer Hotline Aid”

Received 2008-458

See also Resolution 2008-460

Additional Item – 4d:

d. Direct Engagement Inc. (DEI), Peer-to-Peer Roundtables Bulletin titled “Chronic Pain Epidemic”

Received 2008-459

See also Resolution 2008-455

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Karla Hale, Manager, Customer Contact Centre, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on the Region of Peel 211 and 311 Initiatives

Received 2008-460

See also Resolution 2008-458

b. Lisa Jones, Transportation Accessibility Specialist, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on the Accessible Transportation Coordination Office

Received 2008-461

6. REPORTS - Nil

7. REPORT FROM THE ACCESSIBILITY PLANNING COORDINATORS

a. Colleen Grant, Town Prosecutor and Solicitor, Town of Caledon

Deferred to the April 22, 2008 AAC meeting 2008-462

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

Received 2008-463

8. REPORT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR AND MEMBERS

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

Received 2008-464

b. William Goursky, Chair, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), Providing Highlights of the Upcoming Connections 2008 Resource Fair for Persons with Disabilities, May 9-10, 2008

Received 2008-465

c. Naz Husain, Vice-Chair, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), Providing an Update on Accessibility Standards

Received 2008-466

d. William Goursky, Chair, Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), Advising of the Change in Location for the August 19, 2008 AAC Meeting

Received 2008-467

9. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items - 9a and 9b:

a. United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Received 2008-468

See also Resolution 2008-455

b. Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Recommendations and Staff Directions Status Report

Received 2008-469

See also Resolution 2008-455

Additional Item - 9c:

c. International Women’s Day

Received 2008-470

MA-A5. Internal Audit Awareness Day – May 1, 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC-97-2008:

Whereas the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with approximately 154,140 members representing 165 countries around the globe;

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

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

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

Therefore be it resolved, that May 1, 2008 be proclaimed “Internal Audit Awareness Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-471


MA-B. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-B1. Document 2007-403P – Supply of Corporate Telephone System and Services

RECOMMENDATION GC-98-2008:

That the contract (Document 2007-403P) for the purchase of telephone system hardware, software and associated installation services for the Region of Peel be awarded to Avaya Canada Inc. in the estimated amount of $4,158,330 (excluding applicable taxes), over a three year term commencing May 1, 2008, being the most cost effective solution in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that authority be granted to award to Avaya Canada Inc. a three year telephone equipment and software maintenance and support agreement commencing May 1, 2008 in the estimated amount of $564,355 (excluding applicable taxes);

And further, that authority be granted to award the contract to Avaya Canada Inc. for two optional 12 month periods, based on satisfactory service and performance in accordance with the proposal;

And further, that at the conclusion of the contract, authority be given to staff to directly negotiate with Avaya Canada on an annual basis to extend the contract and associated maintenance and support requirements subject to satisfactory performance, pricing and available funding.

Approved 2008-472

RESOLUTION 2008-472 AMENDED BY 2008-711

MA-B2. Document 2008-085P Building Condition Assessment Consulting Services – Award Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION GC-99-2008:

That the contract (Document 2008-085P) for the provision of Building Condition Assessment Consulting Services for various regional properties be awarded to Nadine International Inc. in the estimated amount of $1,055,314.90 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that authority be granted to extend the contract on an annual basis for three optional 12 month periods subject to satisfactory quality, price and service;

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

Approved 2008-473

MA-B3. Region Owned Property South Side of Britannia Road - Habitat for Humanity Mississauga - City of Mississauga, Ward 6

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2008-380 to 2008-384 inclusive


MA-C. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-C1. National Volunteer Week - April 27 to May 3, 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC-100-2008:

Whereas National Volunteer Week, April 27 to May 3, 2008, provides an opportunity to pay special tribute to volunteers across Canada who give of themselves to better their communities and the lives of others;

And whereas, Regional volunteers supply a valued link between our programs and our diverse communities;

And whereas, the Region encourages the teamwork of volunteers and staff to become a citizen-focused government;

And whereas, across Regional departments, more than 1,700 volunteers are contributing to the success of Regional programs within our community;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of April 27 to May 3, 2008 be declared “National Volunteer Week” in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2008-474

See also Resolution 2008-366

MA-C2. Report of the Government Relations Committee (GRC-2008-3) meeting held on March 20, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GRC-4-2008:

That the agenda for the March 20, 2008, Government Relations Committee meeting be amended to include, under Communications, a News Release from the Ontario Ministry of Finance titled “Investing in Ontario Communities”;

And further, that the agenda for the March 20, 2008 Government Relations Committee meeting be amended to include, under Communications, a News Release from the Office of the Premier titled “New Measures to Tackle Poverty, Build Opportunity”;

And further, that the agenda for the March 20, 2008 Government Relations Committee meeting be amended to include a Communication from Charles Sousa, MPP, Mississauga South, to residents of the City of Mississauga, titled “We need a Partner – Not an Adversary”;

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

Approved 2008-475

See also Resolutions 2008-477, 2008-481 and 2008-482

3. REPORTS

a) Review of Key Issues Arising from the Minutes of the Government Relations Committee meeting held on February 21, 2008

Received 2008-476

Items Related to Communications Item 4c) was dealt with.


4. COMMUNICATIONS

Additional Item – 4c:

c) Chares Sousa, MPP, Mississauga South, Providing Copies of Communication, titled “We need a Partner – Not an Adversary” to residents of the City of Mississauga

Received 2008-477

See also Resolution 2008-475

3. REPORTS

b) MPP/MP Reception: Discussion of Event Objectives

Received 2008-478

c) Queen’s Park Reception: Discussion of Event Objectives

Received 2008-479

d) Other Advocacy Activities

Deferred to the next Government Relations Committee meeting 2008-480

4. COMMUNICATIONS

Additional Items – 4a to 4c inclusive:

a) News Release: From the Ontario Ministry of Finance, dated March 12, 2008, titled “Investing in Ontario Communities”

Received 2008-481

See also Resolution 2008-475

b) News Release: From the Office of the Premier, dated March 17, 2008, titled “New Measures to Tackle Poverty, Build Opportunity”

Received 2008-482

See also Resolution 2008-475

c) Chares Sousa, MPP, Mississauga South, Providing Copies of Communication, titled “We need a Partner – Not an Adversary” to residents of the City of Mississauga

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-477

5. REQUESTS FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL FOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SUPPORT

a) Resolution 2008-6 from the January 24, 2008 Regional Council meeting regarding Growth Funding for Health and Human Services

Deferred to the next Government Relations Committee meeting 2008-483

6. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil

7. NEXT MEETING

RECOMMENDATION GRC-5-2008:

That the Government Relations Committee meeting scheduled for April 3, 2008 be cancelled.

Approved 2008-484


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Jay C. Hope, Deputy Minister, Emergency Planning and Management, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Letter dated February 12, 2008, Commending Region of Peel Council and Staff for Fulfilling the Municipal Requirements of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, and Ontario Regulation 380/04

Received 2008-485

See also Resolution 2008-451

MA-D2. Backgrounder: Local Authority Services (LAS), dated March, 2008, Providing Information on a Range of New Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Programs

Received 2008-486

MA-D3. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 3, 2008, to the Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Attaching Two City of Mississauga Resolutions (0042-2008 and 0049-2008) Regarding Statutory Holiday Retail Business Openings in Ontario

Received 2008-487

MA-D4. Douglas A. Love, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated March 8, 2008, Announcing the Formal Member Selections for the 2008 GTAA Board of Directors

Received 2008-488

MA-D5. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 12, 2008, Regarding New Legislation Proposed by Finance Minister Dwight Duncan to Direct the 2007-2008 Provincial Budget Surplus to Municipal Infrastructure

Received 2008-489

See also Resolutions 2008-492 and 2008-495

MA-D6. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 13, 2008, Announcing an Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) Increase for 2008

Received 2008-490

MA-D7. Steve Peters, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Letter dated March 14, 2008, Encouraging Communities to Join the Legislative Assembly in the Ringing of Bells on July 3, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. to Recognize the 400th Anniversary of Quebec City

Received 2008-491

MA-D8. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 17, 2008, Responding to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Alert dated March 12, 2008, Regarding the Proposed Bill Directing the 2007-2008 Budget Surplus to Municipal Infrastructure

Received 2008-492

See also Resolutions 2008-489 and 2008-495

MA-D9. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 18, 2008, Providing an Update on the Status of Current and Future Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Funding Programs

Received 2008-493

MA-D10. Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated March 25, 2008, Giving Notice that the TRCA will be Considering its 2007 Budget Including Non-Matching Municipal Levy on April 25, 2008

Received 2008-494

MA-D11. Dwight Duncan, Minister, Ontario Ministry of Finance and Jim Watson, Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 31, 2008, Providing Additional Information Regarding the Introduction of Bill 35 Enabling Capital Infrastructure Grants to Municipalities when Provincial Surpluses Exceed $800 Million

Received 2008-495

See also Resolutions 2008-489 and 2008-492


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Notice of Motion from Councillor Paterak regarding a Grant in Lieu of Development Charges

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-385


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-101-2008:

That the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Item G1 be forwarded to the April 17, 2008 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2008-496


7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan - Comments on Green Papers
    Presentation by Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services

Received 2008-497

See also Resolutions 2008-374, 2008-376, 2008-415, 2008-416, 2008-429, 2008-430 and 2008-498

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the comments of Regional and Area Municipal staff as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated April 16, 2008, titled “Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan – Comments on Green Papers” be endorsed and Metrolinx be requested to consider the comments in preparing the Regional Transportation Plan;

And further, that Metrolinx be requested to incorporate in its planning the consideration of transportation services for persons with disabilities;

And further, that Metrolinx be requested to work with Regional and Area Municipal staff to promote the development of a plan and implementation strategy for mobility hubs that reflects the diverse conditions and needs in the urban as well as the developing suburban and rural areas of Peel Region. (Green Paper #2 identifies four mobility hub candidates in Peel Region - Mississauga City Centre, Downtown Brampton, Renforth transit station and the University of Toronto at Mississauga. In addition to these, potential opportunities for mobility hubs in Peel Region include the Mount Pleasant Transit Village, the Mayfield Road / Highway 50 carpool lot / transit hub, and the Erin Mills Town Centre);

And further, that Regional staff be directed to prepare, in collaboration with Area Municipal staff, consolidated comments on the White Papers and that these be submitted directly to Metrolinx to comply with their tight deadline without prior reporting to Regional and Area Municipal Councils, and that copies of the submission be forwarded to Regional and Area Municipal Councils for consideration at their respective Council meetings in June, 2008;

And further, that Metrolinx be requested to ensure adequate consultation with Regional and Area Municipal staff during the development of the Regional Transportation Plan;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to: Metrolinx; the Cities of Hamilton and Toronto; the Regions of Durham, Halton and York; the City of Brampton; Town of Caledon; and City of Mississauga for information.

Carried 2008-498

See also Resolutions 2008-374, 2008-376, 2008-415, 2008-416, 2008-429, 2008-430 and 2008-497


8. BY-LAWS
- Nil


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Providing an Oral Update on the Peel Agriculture and Rural Water Quality Advisory Committee (PARWQAC) Terms of Reference

Received 2008-499

See also Resolutions 2008-424 and 2008-500

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas the Terms of Reference of the Peel Agriculture and Rural Water Quality Advisory Committee approved by Council Resolution 2007-1279 on October 25, 2007 provide in Clause 2 under the heading “Membership” for the appointment of non-voting alternate members by the Peel Federation of Agriculture, the Peel Soil and Crop Improvement Association, Peel Agricultural Societies, other special agricultural interest groups and three citizens at-large;

And whereas, it is desirable to amend the Terms of Reference to permit alternate members for all members including Councillor members and voting by the alternate members in order to facilitate voting by the membership;

Therefore be it resolved, that the words “non-voting” wherever they appear in Clause 2 under the heading “Membership” within the Terms of Reference are amended to read “voting”;

And further, that the following be added immediately following the reference to “Regional Chair (ex-officio)(1)” in Clause 2 of the Terms of Reference under the heading “Membership”: “(plus 1 voting alternate)”;

And further, that the following be added immediately following the reference to “Regional or area municipal councillors (3)” in Clause 2 of the Terms of Reference under the heading “Membership”: “(plus 1 voting alternate for each Councillor)”;

And further, that the Terms of Reference be approved, as amended.

Carried 2008-500

See also Resolutions 2008-424 and 2008-499

b) Resolution Regarding Membership of Councillor Groves on the Humber Watershed Alliance Committee

Withdrawn 2008-501

Additional Items – Items 9c and 9d:

c) Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services (ETPS), Providing an Oral Update in Response to a Staff Direction Arising from the April 10, 2008 General Committee meeting Regarding Potential Impact of Delaying the Approval to Permit Private Waste Collection Services for the Applications Identified as Items ETP-B8 and ETP-B9

Received 2008-502

See also Resolutions 2008-365, 2008-411 and 2008-412

Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services (ETPS), informed the Members of Council that Regional staff will report back to a future meeting of the Waste Management Subcommittee on the current Region of Peel policy regarding solid waste collection services in high density areas and the feasibility of enforcing the Region’s recycling requirements to private contractors.

d) Food Banks and Poverty in the Region of Peel (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-369


10. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

1. Approval of Minutes

a) March 27 , 2008 Regional Council Meeting Closed Session Minutes

Received 2008- 503

2. General Committee

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the recommendation contained within the confidential reports related to Item 11.2a), listed on the April 17, 2008 Regional Council meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2008-504

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-5) meeting held on April 10, 2008

G1. Proposed Property Acquisition Pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. E.26 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-102-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Murray Milford Russell Stewart and Marian Laurena Stewart, as Vendor, pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O., 1990, c. E.26, for the purchase of the fee simple lands and building described as Part of the Road Allowance between Concession 5 and 6 closed by By-law VS255337 and Part of Lot 9, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-20104 and known municipally as 13639 Coleraine Drive, Caledon, Ontario and for the purchase of the fee simple lands and buildings described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-20104 and known municipally as 13659 Coleraine Drive, Caledon, Ontario;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 06-4280.

Approved 2008-505


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That By-law 44-2008 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 17, 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 2008-506


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:33 a.m.

 

 

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair