May 22, 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
  Staff Reports
 
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
  11.1a) Staff Reports
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
May 22, 2008

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:42 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Miles recited the prayer.

Members:

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

Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to vacation; E. Moore, due to vacation

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; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; N. Trim, Acting Chief Financial Officer; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Human Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; C. Thomson, Acting Regional Clerk; J. Payne, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Corporate Services

   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) May 8 , 2008 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Gibson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 8, 2008 be approved.

Carried 2008-604


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the agenda for the May 22, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication from the City of Vaughan, regarding the Highway 427 Extension Environmental Assessment, to be dealt with under Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-C8;

And further, that the agenda for the May 22, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a by-law, By-law 52-2008, to establish an Emergency Plan and Emergency Management Program;

And further, that the agenda for the May 22, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an In Camera item related to advice that is subject to solicitor client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

And further, that the agenda for the May 22, 2008 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2008-605

See also Resolutions 2008-667, 2008-684 and 2008-690


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Councillor Gael Miles, Chair, Peel Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee and Members of the Youth Violence Prevention Network, Presenting the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network Community Report

Received 2008-606

See also Resolution 2008-607

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 10:00 a.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 10:17 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 10:30 a.m.

Councillor Gael Miles, Chair, Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network Steering Committee (PYVPNSC) provided an overview of PYVPNSC accomplishments since its creation two years ago, including the development of a Youth Charter and endorsement from participating organizations. She advised that the Committee launched working groups and she introduced the Chairs of the working groups as follows: Melissa Punambolam, Co-Chair, Services and Support for Youth; Larry Zacker, representing Community Development; Leslie Moreau, Chair, Working with Families; and Sergeant Bill Stewart and Anne Burke-Gauthier, Co-Chairs, Education, Policy and Programs.

Councillor Miles advised that the PYVPNSC recommends that all schools become centres, open to the community evenings and weekends; that a seamless support network for children be developed and that sustainable funding for community groups be established.

Councillor Miles commended the Regional staff who provided outstanding support to the PYVPNSC including Dorothy Fetterly, Community Development Worker, Health Services and Jane Loppe, Manager, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Health Services.

Mayor McCallion congratulated the members of the PYVPNSC noting that the coordination and consultation with various youth service providers is a model that could be used for many other initiatives. She encouraged the Committee to submit an application for funding from her Annual Golf Tournament, noting that proceeds from the tournament are dispersed among youth groups.

Councillor Miles invited all members of Regional Council to attend the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network Workshop to be held on June 17, 2008.

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the Commissioner of Health Services report to Regional Council in the fall of 2008 with recommendations regarding resourcing for the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network (PYVPN), for consideration as part of the 2009 Budget process.

Carried 2008-607

See also Resolution 2008-606

Item 5d was dealt with.

d) Glenn Barnes, Chair, TransHelp Advisory Committee, Presenting the TransHelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

Received 2008-608

See also Resolution 2008-609

Glenn Barnes, Chair, TransHelp Advisory Committee noted that one of the recommendations of the Committee is that Brampton and Mississauga Transit Systems accept TransHelp passes within their system, to encourage TransHelp users to try the accessible buses that are now in operation in those cities. He further requested that the Region of Peel consider extending TransHelp operating hours to be consistent with the operating hours of local transit systems which generally operate from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Glenn Barnes noted that Regional Chair Kolb will be the Honourary Chair of the 2008 Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion fundraiser, being held in Mississauga on June 8, 2008.

Councillor Palleschi suggested that Glenn Barnes present the recommendation related to TransHelp passes, to the Councils of the City of Brampton and City of Mississauga, for consideration.

Regional Chair Kolb requested that the Chief Administrative Officer report to a future General Committee meeting on the feasibility of extending the operating hours of TransHelp.

Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-B2 was dealt with.

ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING
Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb

ETP-B. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-B2. TransHelp Advisory Committee 2007 Annual Report

Moved by Councillor Gibson,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the TransHelp Advisory Committee 2007 Annual Report attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated May 9, 2008, titled “TransHelp Advisory Committee 2007 Annual Report”, be received.

Carried 2008-609

See also Resolution 2008-608

Councillor Saito departed at 10:50 a.m. due to other municipal business.

5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

b) R. Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, Regarding the Launch of the 211 Information and Referral Services in the Region of Peel

Received 2008-610

Karla Hale, Manager, Customer Contact Centre and Bill Morris, United Way of Canada, Manager, 211 Ontario Initiative, advised that events are planned for throughout the month of May in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to promote the launch of the 211 Service.

Mayor Morrison inquired as to how many Caledon residents will be unable to access the 211 service and instead would need to dial a full 10 digit phone number. Karla Hale advised that approximately 1,200 Caledon residents will be temporarily affected while the Province is working to expand the service.

Upon request from Councillor Thompson, Karla Hale undertook to investigate whether the recorded message that callers outside the 211 service area would receive could be amended to provide callers with the 10 digit phone number.

c) Renaud Campbell, Manager, Facilities Management and Maura McLaren, Executive Director, Real Estate Institute of Canada, Recognizing the Value of Real Estate Designations held by Region of Peel Staff

Received 2008-611

Mayor McCallion noted that a number of Real Estate Agents advertise properties with illegal basement apartments and inquired how such activity is viewed with respect to the Code of Ethics of the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC). Maura McLaren advised that a complaint to the REIC regarding any agents and/or brokers who are licensed by REIC, would be investigated and appropriate action, up to and including the loss of their designation, would be taken.

d) Glenn Barnes, Chair, TransHelp Advisory Committee, Presenting the TransHelp Advisory Committee Annual Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-608

Regional Council recessed at 11:51 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:32 p.m.

  Members Present:

E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, A. Groves¨, N. Iannicca¨, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney*, H. McCallion, S. McFadden*¨, G. Miles*, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Pallesch*, C. Parrish*, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson,R. Whitehead*

     
  Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to vacation; G. Gibson, E. Moore, due to vacation; P. Saito, due to other municipal business


6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil


7. REPORTS

Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor P. Mullin

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Leeding The Way: A Partnership Program to Enhance and Promote “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) Designation in New Affordable Housing Developments in the Region of Peel

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That “Leeding the Way in Peel”, a partnership program to provide grant funding to applicants who have received the “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” (LEED) designation for new construction in the Region of Peel between April 2008 to March 2010, be approved;

And further, that a new Capital Project 08-5016 “Leeding the Way in Peel”, with a budget of $600,000 fully funded by Social Housing Development Reserve (R1160), be approved;

And further, that the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation be authorized to execute further agreements and documents with building developers that are interested in participating in “Leeding the Way in Peel”;

And further, that the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation be authorized to execute an amendment to any existing agreements under the Affordable Housing Program, in order to allow building developers who are currently developing housing projects under the Affordable Housing Program to participate in the “Leeding the Way in Peel” Partnership Program;

And further, that the amendment of any such agreement(s) shall be to the satisfaction of the Regional Solicitor.

Carried 2008-612

Councillor McFadden arrived at 12:33 p.m.
Councillor Miles arrived at 12:33 p.m.


HS-B. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-B1. A Gathering, Peel’s Aboriginal Celebration

Received 2008-613

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 12:34 p.m.

HS-B2. Raising the Bar in Peel
      Presentation by Gayle Ballard, Coordinator for the Raising the Bar in Peel Program and Cindy McCullough, Children’s Services Purchase of Service Analyst


Received 2008-614

Councillor Palleschi arrived at 12:35 p.m.
Councillor Parrish arrived at 12:35 p.m.
Councillor Mahoney arrived at 12:38 p.m.


HS-C. HOUSING

HS-C1. Region of Peel Centralized Waiting List

Received 2008-615

HS-C2. Emergency Shelter Program Redesign

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the redesign of the emergency shelter service system and the implementation strategy as described in the report of the Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living, dated May 1, 2008, titled “Emergency Shelter Program Redesign”, be approved;

And further, that staff be authorized to commit up to $7.1 million toward the potential purchase of a local motel to replace the current Mavis Road shelter, pending Regional Council approval of the redesign of the emergency shelter service system and the implementation strategy;

And further, that the existing budget for Capital Project 08-0160, for the replacement of the current Mavis Road shelter be increased by $3.0 million;

And further, that the $3.0 million budget increase be funded by withdrawal from Social Assistance Stabilization Reserve (R1261).

Carried 2008-616


HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Karen Kinsley, President, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Letter dated March 17, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, dated January 28, 2008, Addressed to Gary Mooney, Member, Board of Directors, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), Regarding the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness

Received 2008-617

See also Resolution 2008-620

HS-D2. Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 31, 2008, Advising that the Regional Municipality of Peel has been Authorized to Receive a $5,526,735 Grant for the Poverty Reduction Strategy

Received 2008-618

HS-D3. Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA), ONPHA Board Connections, April 2008, Advising that Social Housing Receives Funding in the 2008 Provincial Budget

Received 2008-619

HS-D4. Keith Ward, Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living, Email dated April 9, 2008, Responding to Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Regarding the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Action Plan on Housing and Homelessness Correspondence

Received 2008-620

See also Resolution 2008-617

HS-D5. Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated May 6, 2008 to all Service Managers, Regarding the Ontario Government’s Commitment to Provide Funding for the Provincial Rent Bank Initiative in 2008

Received 2008-621


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard), Owners: Balbir Randhawa, Kamaljeet Randhawa, Manjinder Randhawa, Nirmal Randhawa, Satinderpal Randhawa – City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the existing encroachments at 8791 Winston Churchill Boulevard, in the City of Brampton, being a wrought iron fence, interlocking brick driveway, three maple and two pine trees, and other surface landscaping improvements be permitted to remain in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated March 19, 2008 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Balbir Randhawa, Kamaljeet Randhawa, Manjinder Randhawa, Nirmal Randhawa and Satinderpal Randhawa;

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

Carried 2008-622

See also Resolution 2008-684


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MA-B1. Funding of Capped Tax Increases - 2008

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment which notifies of the amounts of reductions to tax decreases required to fund the capped tax increases of properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential classes.

Carried 2008-623

See also Resolution 2008-684

MA-B2. Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds – Fiscal 2007

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds for Fiscal 2007, as described in Appendix I of the report from the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, dated April 25, 2008, titled “Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds – Fiscal 2007” be received;

And further, that the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer be directed to forward the statement to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997 and Ontario Regulation 82/98.

Carried 2008-624


MA-C. CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-C1. Report of the Emergency Management Program Committee (EMPC-2008-1) meeting held on May 15, 2008

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION EMPC-1-2008:

That Councillor Morrison be appointed Chair of the Emergency Management Program Committee for the term ending November 30, 2010, or until a successor is appointed;

And further, that Councillor McFadden be appointed Vice-Chair of the Emergency Management Program Committee for the term ending November 30, 2010, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2008-625

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EMPC-2-2008:

That the agenda for the May 15, 2008 Emergency Management Program Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-626

4. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

5. REPORTS

a) Region of Peel Emergency Plan

RECOMMENDATION EMPC-3-2008:

That the Region of Peel Emergency Plan, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated May 5, 2008, titled “Region of Peel Emergency Plan”, be endorsed;

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

Approved 2008-627

See also Resolution 2008-684


MA-D. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-D1. National Asian Heritage Month, May 2008

Received 2008-628


MA-E. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-E1. Report of the Government Relations Committee (GRC-2008-4) meeting held on May 15, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GRC-6-2008:

That the agenda for the May 15, 2008, Government Relations Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-629

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Shelley White, Executive Director, United Way of Peel, Discussing the Purpose, Objectives, Priorities and Advocacy Strategy for the Peel Poverty Strategy Committee

Received 2008-630

4. REPORTS

a) Economic Update: State of the Economy and Potential Impacts on Provincial and Federal Directions (Oral)
Discussion led by Dan Labrecque, Chief Financial Officer

Received 2008-631

RECOMMENDATION GRC-7-2008:

That staff contact Professor H. Kitchen, Trent University, or other researchers, to request that a study be conducted to determine if secondary migration is occurring between Quebec and other provinces after immigrants arrive in the country, with the costs of the study to be funded from the approved 2008 Government Relations Committee budget.

Approved 2008-632

b) Debrief: Meeting with the Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Regarding Paramedic Offload Delay Issues

Received 2008-633

Item 4d was dealt with.

d) 2008 Workplan Review: Priority Actions for 2008
Discussion led by Curry Clifford, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Anthony Irving, Senior Consultant, The Devon Group

Received 2008-634

c) MPP/MP June 12 Reception: Program Outline and Workbook

Received 2008-635

d) 2008 Workplan Review: Priority Actions for 2008
Discussion led by Curry Clifford, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Bob Richardson, President, Devon Group

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-634

e) Other Advocacy Activities (Oral)
Discussion led by Curry Clifford, Director, Strategic Initiatives

Deferred to the June 26, Government Relations Committee meeting 2008 2008-636

5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. 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 June 26, 2008 Government Relations Committee meeting 2008-637

b) Social Housing Funding Priorities

Deferred to the June 26, 2008 Government Relations Committee meeting 2008-638


MA-F. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-F1. Jim Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer and Kathy Zammit, Chief Returning Officer, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Memo dated April 18, 2008, Requesting Nominations to the 2008-2009 AMO Board of Directors

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas Mayor Marolyn Morrison currently represents Peel on the Regional and Single Tier Caucus of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO);

And whereas, Marolyn Morrison has indicated her interest in continuing to represent Peel on the Regional and Single Tier Caucus of AMO;

And whereas, the Association By-law regarding the election of the AMO Board of Directors requires that qualified nominees submit a council resolution of support that specifies one of AMO’s named caucuses, prior to close of nominations;

Therefore be it resolved, that Mayor Marolyn Morrison be nominated to the Regional and Single Tier Caucus for a term ending at the 2009 Annual General Meeting of AMO.

Carried 2008-639

MA-F2. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, The Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated April 25, 2008, Requesting the Enactment of a Regional Council Resolution Authorizing Execution of the Safer Communities – 1,000 Officers Partnership Program Agreement between the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, The Regional Municipality of Peel, and the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the Regional Corporation’s Signing Officers be authorized to execute an agreement between the Ministry of Correctional Services, the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board and the Regional Municipality of Peel in respect to the “Safer Communities – 1,000 Officers Partnership Program” for the period April 1, 2008 through March 31, 2010 provided to the Regional Clerk by the Executive Director of the Police Services Board under cover of correspondence dated April 25, 2008;

And further, that after execution of the agreement by the Regional Municipality of Peel, Peel Regional Police staff be directed to forward the signed copies of the agreement, a copy of the insurance certificate and a copy of this resolution endorsing the agreement to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Carried 2008-640

MA-F3. Dan Hefkey, Chief, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Letter dated May 7, 2008, Reminding of Municipal Obligations under the Ontario Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act

Received 2008-641


ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor M. Prentice

ETP-A. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-A1. Report of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee (SPWWASC-2008-3) meeting held on May 1, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION SPWWASC-7-2008:

That the agenda for the May 1, 2008, South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2008-642

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division; Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater Division, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; and, Claude Williams, Project Manager, EMA Canada Inc., Providing a List of Current Major Public/Private Water and Wastewater Contracts in North America

Received 2008-643

b) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division; Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater Division, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; and, Claude Williams, Project Manager, EMA Canada Inc., Discussing the Options Available for the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement as it Relates to the Region of Peel

Received 2008-644

c) Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division; Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater Division, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; and, Claude Williams, Project Manager, EMA Canada Inc., Presenting a Project Status Report including Criteria Weighting and Ranking for the South Peel Water and Wastewater Agreement

Received 2008-645

4. REPORTS - Nil

5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

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

Received 2008-646

ETP-A2. Engineering Services for Watermain Works Associated with the Ridgeway Drive Bridge over Highway 403, Document 2008-331P – City of Mississauga, Ward 8

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the contract for consulting services for design and contract administration services for watermain works (Region of Peel Reference Document 2008-331P) associated with the City of Mississauga proposal to construct the Ridgeway Drive Bridge over Highway 403 be awarded to Philips Engineering Limited in the estimated amount of $259,970 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 07-1117, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Carried 2008-647

ETP-A3. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2008-4) meeting held on May 15, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-10-2008:

That the agenda for the May 15, 2008, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-648

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Alternative Curbside Recycling Container Pilot Project

RECOMMENDATION WM-11-2008:

That an alternative curbside recycling container pilot project be undertaken at 1,200 households for an eight-month period starting in September 2008 to evaluate two recycling receptacles in terms of the reduction of litter in residential neighbourhoods, resident acceptance and collection productivity impacts:

i. the use of clear or blue tinted plastic bags as a recycling receptacle,
ii. the use of a mesh cover affixed to the blue box;

And further, that each resident participating in the pilot project receives both curbside set out options;

And further, that the cost of pilot project in the estimated amount of $50,000 be funded from approved Capital Project 05-6400;

And further, that staff report back to the Waste Management Subcommittee in the spring of 2009 on the effectiveness of the two recycling receptacles and present options regarding the implementation of a Region-wide program.

Approved 2008-649

b) Yard Waste in Rural Caledon

RECOMMENDATION WM-12-2008:

That the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated April 15, 2008, be deferred to the June 26, 2008 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting.

Approved 2008-650

RECOMMENDATION WM-13-2008:

That the tipping fee for the yard waste delivered by residents to the Bolton Community Recycling Centre (CRC), be waived.

Approved 2008-651

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Glenda Gies, Executive Director, Waste Diversion Ontario; Joyce Barretto, Chief Executive Officer, Stewardship Ontario; and Pat Vanini, Executive Director, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated April 24, 2008, Announcing the Appointment of Andy Campbell as the Managing Director of the Blue Box Continuous Improvement Fund

Received 2008-652

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil


7. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management, Providing an Oral Update Regarding the Communication of Seasonal Bi-weekly Yard Waste Collection Schedule

Received 2008-653

Additional Items – Items 7b and 7c:

b) Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste Facility Update (Oral)

Received 2008-654

c) Raising Public Awareness Concerning the Occurrence of Scavenging Prior to Garbage Collection Days (Oral)

Received 2008-655


ETP-B. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-B1. Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue West) Widening from West of Mavis Road/Chinguacousy Road to West of Hurontario Street, Capital Project 02-4080, Documents 2005-130T and 2002-467P – City of Brampton, Wards 4 and 6

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the contract (Document 2005-130T) for construction services between the Region of Peel and Graham Bros. Construction Limited be extended to provide additional construction services, in the estimated amount of $307,798 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 02-4080, for a total commitment of $11,130,042 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that the contract (Document 2002-467P) between the Region of Peel and Stantec Consulting Limited be extended to provide additional contract administration and construction supervision services in the estimated amount of $38,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 02-4080, for a total commitment of $1,251,458 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 02-4080 be increased by $825,823, from $11,540,204 to $12,366,027, financed by the funds already received from external sources and deposited in Capital Project 02-4080 under External Recoveries accounts to provide for additional construction costs, contract administration and construction supervision services and utility relocation costs.

Carried 2008-656

ETP-B2. TransHelp Advisory Committee 2007 Annual Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-609

ETP-B3. Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) - Airport Master Plan

Received 2008-657

ETP-B4. Peel-Highway 427 Extension Area Transportation Master Plan

Received 2008-658

See also Resolutions 2008-659 and 2008-667

ETP-B5. 427 Transportation Corridor Environmental Assessment, Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) Study

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That Metrolinx be requested to examine the need for a future extension of Highway 427 to Highway 9 and beyond as part of the Regional Transportation Plan;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated May 8, 2008, titled “427 Transportation Corridor Environmental Assessment, Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) Study”, be forwarded to the MTO, Metrolinx, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, York Region, City of Vaughan and Peel area municipalities, for information.

Carried 2008-659

See also Resolutions 2008-658 and 2008-667


ETP-C. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-C1. Report of the Peel Agricultural and Rural Water Quality Advisory Committee (PARWQAC-2008-02) meeting held on March 19, 2008

Received 2008-660

ETP-C2. Stewart Hilts, Chair, Ontario Farmland Trust, Letter dated April 14, 2008, Encouraging Council to Send Comments on Expanding Ontario’s Greenbelt to the Provincial Government

Referred to the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group 2008-661

See also Resolution 2008-665

ETP-C3. Kevin Arjoon, Coordinator, General Committee, City of Mississauga, Letter dated April 24, 2008, Providing a Copy of a Letter to Metrolinx Regarding the City of Mississauga Resolution and Report titled “Metrolinx Update and Comments on Metrolinx Green Papers 2-5”

Received 2008-662

ETP-C4. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated April 30, 2008, Providing a Copy of a City of Brampton Resolution Regarding “Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Update – Comments on Green Papers 6-7”

Received 2008-663

ETP-C5. Marilyn Toft, Council Secretariat Support, City of Toronto, Letter dated May 2, 2008, Providing a Copy of a City of Toronto Resolution and Report titled “Public Works and Infrastructure Committee Item 14.9 – Increased Penalties for Red-Light Running Offences (Ward: All)”

Received 2008-664

ETP-C6. Debbie Sheffield, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated May 8, 2008, Providing a Copy of a City of Mississauga Resolution and Report titled “Growing the Greenbelt – Consultation 2008”

Received 2008-665

See also Resolution 2008-661

ETP-C7. Rob MacIsaac, Chair, Metrolinx, Letter dated May 12, 2008, Providing Notice of the Release of the Metrolinx White Papers 1 and 2, titled “Vision, Goals and Objectives” and “Preliminary Directions and Concepts” Respectively, Copies of the White Papers are Available from the Metrolinx Website: www.metrolinx.com

Received 2008-666

Additional Item - Item ETP-C8:

ETP-C8. Sybil Fernandes, Deputy City Clerk, City of Vaughan, Letter dated May 16, 2008, Providing a Copy of a City of Vaughan Resolution and Report titled “Ministry of Transportation, Highway 427 Extension Environmental Assessment – Consideration of Alternative Corridor Alignments”

Received 2008-667

See also Resolutions 2008-605, 2008-658 and 2008-659


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor A. Groves

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. 2008 Actions to Improve Air Quality
      Presentation by Paul Callanan, Director, Environmental Health

Received 2008-668

Paul Callanan, Director, Environmental Health, presented the 2008 Actions to Improve Air Quality and introduced Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long Term Care, who announced that Malton Village and Tall Pines Long Term Care Centres received plaques from Natural Resources Canada, to acknowledge the energy efficient design features at the centres.

HE-A2. Seniors’ Month – June 2008

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas Seniors’ Month is an annual nation-wide celebration;

And whereas, seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community;

And whereas, seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community;

And whereas, their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told;

And whereas, the well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community;

And whereas, the knowledge and experience seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all;

Therefore be it resolved, that the month of June, 2008 be proclaimed “Seniors’ Month” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2008-669


HE-B. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-B1. Incidence and Management of Resident Aggression in Peel Long Term Care Homes

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to advocate for the development of services including designated long term care beds, and additional psycho-geriatric resources in Peel Region to address the care needs of seniors with mental health or cognitive impairment whose aggressive behaviour threatens the safety of residents and staff in long-term care homes.

Carried 2008-670


HE-C. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-C1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2008-1) meeting held on May 15, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2008:

That the agenda for the May 15, 2008 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-671

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

Items 4c to 4e were dealt with.

c) 2007 Annual Report and System Status Update (Oral)
Presentation by Peter F. Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Received 2008-672

d) Facility Plan Update (Oral)
Presentation by Peter F. Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Received 2008-673

e) Peel Regional Paramedic Services Vehicle Design (Oral)
Presentation by Peter F. Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Received 2008-674

a) Peel Regional Paramedic Services 2007 Annual Report

Received 2008-675

b) Peel Regional Paramedic Services Offload Delay Update

Received 2008-676

c) 2007 Annual Report and System Status Update (Oral)
Presentation by Peter F. Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-672

d) Facility Plan Update (Oral)
Presentation by Peter F. Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-673

e) Peel Regional Paramedic Services Vehicle Design (Oral)
Presentation by Peter F. Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-674

f) Regional Fire Coordination – Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2008:

That the 2007 Annual Fire Coordinator’s Report of Brad Bigrigg, Fire Chief, Town of Caledon and 2007 Regional Fire Coordinator, dated January 24, 2008, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated April 30, 2008, titled “Regional Fire Coordination – Annual Report”, be received;

And further, that Chief Bigrigg be thanked for his efforts during 2007.

Approved 2008-677


HE-D. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-D1. West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel

Received 2008-678

HE-D2. Marketing Strategy for Teen Prenatal Programs

Received 2008-679

HE-D3. Peel Public Health’s Feeding Your Baby Resource - Adapted by Provincial Health Organization for Distribution Across Ontario

Received 2008-680


HE-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-E1. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated April 23, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated February 21, 2008, Advising that the McGuinty Government will Introduce a New Ontario Law in Spring 2008 that would Ban Smoking in Cars with Children (Resolution 2008-154)

Received 2008-681

See also Resolution 2008-682

HE-E2. Margarett R. Best, Minister of Health Promotion, Letter dated April 24, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated February 21, 2008, Thanking Him for Supporting the Proposed Legislation to Ban Smoking in Motor Vehicles with Children

Received 2008-682

See also Resolution 2008-681

HE-E3. Cynthia Morton, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health Promotion, Letter dated April 25, 2008, Announcing that the Provincial Government has Committed $162,018 to the Region of Peel for the Healthy Living Peel Project for the Period January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008

Received 2008-683


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 48-2008: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) in the City of Brampton.

By-law 49-2008: A by-law to establish percentages by which tax decreases are limited for 2008 for properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes.

Additional Item:

By-law 52-2008: A by-law to amend By-law 83-1999, as amended by By-law 3-2005, being a by-law to establish an Emergency Plan and Emergency Management Program and to repeal By-law 47-2001.

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 48-2008, 49-2008 and 52-2008, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Acting Regional Clerk, and that the corporate seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2008-684

See also Resolutions 2008-605, 2008-622, 2008-623 and 2008-634


9. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil

 

10. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil



11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Council opted not to move into closed session to consider item 11.1a) listed on the In Camera agenda of the Regional Council meeting held on May 22, 2008.

At 1:40 p.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 matter:

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That Council proceed “In Camera” to consider the following item, listed as Item 11.1b) on the In Camera agenda of the Regional Council meeting of May 22, 2008:

• Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Carried 2008-685

Councillor Iannicca departed at 1:53 p.m.
Councillor Groves departed at 2:06 p.m.
Councillor McFadden departed at 2:06 p.m.

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That Council proceed out of “In Camera”.

Carried 2008-686

Council moved out of closed session at 2:14 p.m.

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That “In Camera” direction given to the Regional Chair and the Chief Administrative Officer related to Item 11.1b), from the May 22, 2008 Regional Council meeting, be approved and voted upon in accordance with section 239 of the Municipal Act.

Carried 2008-687

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Item 11.1a), from the May 22, 2008 Regional Council meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2008-688

1. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Property Acquisition (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Patilda Construction Inc., as Vendor, for the purchase of the fee simple interest in lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 9, 11 and 12 on Reference Plan 43R-32009 and Part 4 on Reference Plan 43R-30958 and the temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 10 on Reference Plan 43R-32009.

Carried 2008-689

Additional Item - Item 11.1b:

b) Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose (Oral)

Received 2008-690

See also Resolution 2008-605


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That By-law 50-2008 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on May 22, 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 Acting Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2008-691


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 p.m.

 

 

 

C. Thomson
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Acting Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair