September 18, 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
 
1.
Committee Reports
  a)

Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-8) meeting held on September 11, 2008

 
  b)

Report of the Government Relations Committee (GC-2008-6) meeting held on September 11, 2008

 
2.
Staff Reports
    a)

Selection of Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater, Environment Transportation and Planning Services, as the Recipient of the American Public Works Association, Distinguished Service Award (For information) (See also Delegations/Presentations Item 5a)

 
b)

National Carpool Week October 6 to 10, 2008

8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
 
1.
Approval of Minutes
 
a)

July 3, 2008 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

 
2.
Committee Reports
 
a)

In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-8) meeting held on September 11, 2008

11A. By-laws Relating to In Camera Matters
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
September 18, 2008

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


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mullin recited the prayer.

Members:

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

Members Absent:
K. Mahoney, due to other municipal business; H. McCallion, due to a personal matter; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business
Also Present:

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

   

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) July 3, 2008, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on July 3, 2008 be amended to reflect Councillor Prentice as being present at the commencement of the meeting;

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on July 3, 2008 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2008-935


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the agenda for the September 18, 2008 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an oral report from the Government Relations Committee meeting held on September 18, 2008, and a motion related thereto, to be dealt with under Reports – Item 7-1c);

And further, that the agenda for the September 18, 2008 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2008-936

See also Resolution 2008-1045


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Larry Koehle, President Elect, American Public Works Association (APWA) Presenting the APWA Distinguished Service Award to Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services

Received 2008-937

See also Resolution 2008-1055

Councillor Groves arrived at 9:35 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:41 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:46 a.m.
Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:47 a.m.
Councillor McFadden arrived at 9:49 a.m.

Larry Koehle, President Elect, American Public Works Association (APWA), presented the APWA Distinguished Service Award to Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater, noting the award is reserved for superior Public Works leaders who have distinguished themselves through leadership and vision in the pursuit of excellence. The award is considered the highest award bestowed by APWA upon an individual member and indicates the esteem, respect and regard for long-standing contributions to Public Works.

Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater, noted that receiving the APWA Distinguished Service Award has been a humbling experience and recognized his career mentors and members of Regional Council for their support.

Councillor Miles commended the exceptional customer service provided through the leadership of Ric Robertshaw and congratulated him for receiving this prestigious award.

Councillor Saito noted that Ric Robertshaw has a long list of accomplishments and thanked him for his efforts on behalf of the citizens of Peel.

Councillor Moore congratulated Ric Robertshaw, noting that receipt of the award brings prestige and honour to the Region of Peel. Councillor Moore further acknowledged Larry Koehle, who is a former Commissioner at the City of Brampton, on his position as President Elect of APWA.

Councillor Prentice congratulated Ric Robertshaw, noting that he is an outstanding and honourable employee. Councillor Prentice extended her best wishes to Larry Koehle in his role of APWA President in 2009.

Councillor Mullin noted the APWA Congress is a prestigious organization and congratulated Ric Robertshaw stating receipt of the award is a huge honour and accomplishment.

Councillor Morrison congratulated Ric on behalf of Caledon residents and thanked him for his commitment to the citizens of Peel.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, noted that Ric has a reputation for his ability and dedication and stated that “distinguished” describes Ric perfectly.

b) Chandra Sharma, Etobicoke-Mimico Watershed Specialist and Chris Rickett, Project Manager, Watershed Planning, Watershed Management Division, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Presenting the Partners in Project Green Findings and Priorities and Requesting that Regional Council Appoint a Peel Representative to the Partners in Project Green Committee

Received 2008-938

See also Resolution 2008-939

Item related to Communications – Item 6a) was dealt with.

 6. COMMUNICATIONS

 a) Chandra Sharma, Etobicoke-Mimico Watershed Specialist, Watershed Management Division, Toronto and Region Conservation Authorities (TRCA), Letter dated August 27, 2008, Regarding the Partners in Project Green: A Pearson Eco-Business Zone and Seeking a Council Resolution Appointing a Peel Representative to the Partners in Project Green Committee

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the correspondence from Chandra Sharma, Etobicoke-Mimico Watershed Specialist, Watershed Management Division, Toronto and Region Conservation Authorities (TRCA), dated August 27, 2008, Regarding the Partners in Project Green: A Pearson Eco-Business Zone and Seeking a Council Resolution Appointing a Peel Representative to the Partners in Project Green Committee, be received;

And further, that Councillor Adams be appointed to the Partners in Project Green Committee, for a term ending November 30, 2010 or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer or the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services be appointed as the designated alternate for Councillor Adams, for a term ending November 30, 2010 or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) be so advised.

Carried 2008-939

 See also Resolution 2008-938

c) Cindy McCullough, Committee Member, Peel Children's Charter of Rights and Diane Myers, Executive Director, Family Education Centre , Discussing the Peel Children's Charter of Rights, “The Right to Privacy” (5 minutes)

 Received 2008-940

Cindy McCullough, Committee Member, Peel Children's Charter of Rights, stated that in the words of our children, under the Right of Privacy, “Every child has the right to peace and quiet and to have their own privacy from people who bother you or from the internet.” Cindy McCullough quoted Article 16 from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that no child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his or her honour or reputation.

Cindy McCullough reported that there has been a dramatic increase in online bullying and that in a recent survey, 21 per cent of students indicated they have been bullied online and 35 per cent had bullied others. According to this survey, conducted by Faye Mishna at the University of Toronto, 28 per cent of students had seen online bullying taking place and did nothing.

Diane Myers outlined the challenges she and her family faced with the birth of quadruplets. Her children became celebrities from the moment they were born and the exposure threatened the privacy of her entire family. Diane Myers stated she had to learn to manage the demands of the media and the public in order to protect the privacy of her children.

Councillor Saito thanked Cindy McCullough and Diane Myers for their presentation and expressed support for Peel Regional Police who are working with local schools to reduce the incidence of internet stalking and bullying.

Chair Kolb thanked the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights group for continuing to raise these issues and reiterated the support of Regional Council for their efforts.

d) Nick Acocella, Vice-Chair, Coalition of Concerned Residents and Businesses of Bolton (CCRBB) Outlining the Concerns of the CCRBB with respect to Growth and Planning Issues in Bolton

Received 2008-941

See also Resolution 2008-942

Councillor Saito departed at 11:07 a.m. due to other municipal business.

Nick Acocella, Vice-Chair, Coalition of Concerned Residents and Businesses of Bolton (CCRBB), stated that the CCRBB does not support a “no growth” policy in Bolton. He indicated that the Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon have a responsibility to ensure growth is properly distributed to existing areas that will benefit the most from new growth. Mr. Acocella informed Council that the CCRBB members are disappointed with responses given to them, thus far, and the Coalition demands that action be taken immediately to maintain confidence among their members in order to do what is right for the sustainability of the main urban centre in Caledon. Mr. Acocella stated that CCRBB members were demonstrating peacefully at the Regional Administrative Headquarters, in support of the Coalition and the Bolton community.

The following motion was placed by Councillor Groves:

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That Regional Staff be directed to review the population assignments and proposed urban boundary expansion in Mayfield West and Bolton South Albion so that appropriate population is allocated to the Bolton South Albion area, in the short term, to ensure the continued viability and sustainability of the Town of Caledon’s main urban centre and its businesses;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to consider the proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment and Local Official Plan Amendment, during this review, known as Humber Station Villages in determining the necessary urban boundary expansion for Bolton South Albion.

Referred to the October 2, 2008 General Committee meeting to coincide with the consideration of a related staff report 2008-942

See also Resolution 2008-941


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Chandra Sharma, Etobicoke-Mimico Watershed Specialist, Watershed Management Division, Toronto and Region Conservation Authorities (TRCA), Letter dated August 27, 2008, Regarding the Partners in Project Green: A Pearson Eco-Business Zone and Seeking a Council Resolution Appointing a Peel Representative to the Partners in Project Green Committee

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-939

b) John Banka, President, Sustainable Urban Development Association (SUDA), Letter dated August 26, 2008 Providing Suggestions for Meeting the Sustainability Challenge in Peel

 Received 2008-943

 c) Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated August 18, 2008, Announcing the Final Criteria for the Ministry to Consider Requests from Municipalities to Grow the Greenbelt

 Received 2008-944

 d) Pat Mullin, Chair, Credit Valley Conservation , Letter dated September 12, 2008 to Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources, Providing a Summary of Matters Discussed at a meeting held on September 4, 2008 between Provincial Representatives and Representatives from Credit Valley Conservation

 Received 2008- 945

 e) Rae Horst, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation, Providing a copy of her Address to the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) Board of Directors on September 12, 2008

 Received 2008- 946


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-8) meeting held on September 11, 2008

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2008-8) meeting held on September 11, 2008, be adopted.

Carried 2008-947


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-160-2008:

That the agenda for the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to withdraw Items F1 to F3, inclusive, listed under Other Business;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a delegation by Laurie Ridler, Chief Executive Officer, Supportive Housing in Peel and Robert Ditchburn, Client, Supportive Housing in Peel, regarding supportive housing in Peel, to be dealt with under Delegations/Presentations – Item D6;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) providing comments on key priorities for Canadian Municipalities for the October 14, 2008 Federal Election, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-F7;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), advising of important infrastructure announcements made at the 2008 AMO Conference, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-F8;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from the Ministry of Natural Resources, providing a list of municipalities that requested Sunday gun hunting in their area, to be dealt with under Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-E27;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting be amended to bring forward Items Related to Management – Item MA-C2, to be dealt with prior to Delegations/Presentations;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2008-948

See also Resolutions 2008-949, 2008-957, 2008-977, 2008-978,
2008-1023 and 2008-1040 to 2008-1042 inclusive


Items Related to Management – Item MA-C2 was dealt with.
 

MA-C. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MA-C2. Provincial Infrastructure Funding – Investing in Ontario Act

Received 2008-949

See also Resolutions 2008- 948 and 2008-976


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Roger Maloney, Chair, Social Housing Services Corporation, Providing an Update on the Activities of the Social Housing Services Corporation

Received 2008-950

D2. Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Peel Region Paramedic Services, Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Pre-Hospital Care, Providing an Update on the Initiatives Underway in the International Research Study, Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC)

Received 2008-951

D3. Dorothy Peddie,Resident, Regarding Equitable Access for Children with Disabilities at Region of Peel Summer Camps

Received 2008-952

D4. Eric Hartley, Office of the President, Hatch, a Member of Smart Commute Mississauga, Regarding the Success of Smart Commute Mississauga and Smart Commute Brampton-Caledon in Promoting the Smart Commute Initiative and Transportation Demand Management in the Region of Peel

Received 2008-953

See also Resolution 2008-954

Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning - Item ETP-C4 was dealt with.

ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C4. Smart Commute and Peel Transportation Demand Management Initiative Status Update

Received 2008-954

See also Resolution 2008- 953


D5. William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee and Meenu Sikand, Specialist, Accessibility Planning Program, Presenting the 2008 Region of Peel Accessibility Plan

Received 2008-955

See also Resolutions 2008-963 and 2008-956


Items Related to Management – Item MA-B4 was dealt with.

MA-B. CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B4. The Regional Municipality of Peel Accessibility Plan – 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC-161-2008:  

That the sixth annual Region of Peel Accessibility Plan, prepared in consultation with the Accessibility Planning Steering Committee (Steering Committee) and the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), using information submitted by Regional departments and the Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program, be approved.

Approved 2008-956

See also Resolutions 2008-955 and 2008-963

Additional Item – Item D6:

D6. Laurie Ridler, Chief Executive Officer, Supportive Housing in Peel and Robert Ditchburn, Client, Supportive Housing in Peel, Presenting the We are Neighbours: The Impact of Supportive Housing on Community, Social, Economic and Attitude Change Report

Received 2008-957

See also Resolutions 2008- 948 and 2008-958

Items Related to Human Services – Item HS-C3 was dealt with.

HS-C. HOUSING

HS-C3. We Are Neighbours: The Impact of Supportive Housing on Community, Social, Economic and Attitude Changes

Received 2008-958

See also Resolution 2008-957


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Transfer of Region Owned Property, Sir Richard's Road and Oneida Crescent – City of Mississauga, Ward 7

RECOMMENDATION GC- 162-2008:

That the lands described as Part Lot B, Range 3 Credit Indian Reserve, City of Mississauga, (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-598, be declared surplus to the needs of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Approved 2008-959

RECOMMENDATION GC-163-2008:

That the lands described as Part Lot B, Range 3 Credit Indian Reserve, City of Mississauga, (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-598, be conveyed gratuitously to the Corporation of the City of Mississauga.

Approved 2008-960

MA-A2. Transfer of Gas Pipeline Easement to Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. on the Southeast Corner of Regional Road 107 ( Bovaird Drive West) and Fletcher's Creek Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-164-2008:

That a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of the Original Road Allowance between Lots 10 and 11, Concession 2 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-32164 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2008-961

RECOMMENDATION GC-165-2008:

That a permanent easement interest be transferred gratuitously to Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. for the purpose of entering onto, operating and maintaining a gas pipeline in the lands described as Part of the Original Road Allowance between Lots 10 and 11, Concession 2 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-32164.

Approved 2008-962


MA-B. CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2008-7) meeting held on August 19, 2008

Received 2008-963

See also Resolutions 2008-955 and 2008-956

MA-B2. 2009 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule

RECOMMENDATION GC-166-2008:

That the 2009 Regional Council and Committee schedule, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, dated September 4, 2008, titled “2009 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule”, be approved;

And further, that section III 2(b) (iv) of the Procedural By-law 57-2006, be amended to facilitate setting the July Regional Council meeting in the first or second week of July, in order to accommodate the Canada Day Statutory Holiday, and that in 2009, the meeting be held on July 9, having regard for the holiday on Thursday, July 1, 2009;

And further, that section III 2(b) (iv) of the Procedural By-law 57-2006, be amended to remove the requirement for a Regional Council meeting to be held in August;

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

Approved 2008-964

See also Resolution 2008-1057

MA-B3. Customer Service Week – October 6-10, 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC-167-2008:

Whereas, each year thousands of Citizens, Clients and Customers access the services and programs of the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the Region of Peel provides services and programs that are essential for health, safety and quality of life;

And whereas, under Region of Peel Strategic Plan V: 2007 to 2010, the Region has committed to deliver citizen-focused services; improve access to Regional services; and strive for excellence as a municipal government;

And whereas, excellence in service delivery is an important goal for all employees who deliver Regional programs and services;

And whereas, it is important to recognize the achievements of Regional staff in the field of customer service and to encourage continued commitment to customer service excellence;

And whereas, the week of October 6 to 10, 2008 has been recognized internationally by the International Customer Service Association as Customer Service Week;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of October 6 to 10, 2008 be proclaimed “Customer Service Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

 Carried 2008-965

MA-B4. The Regional Municipality of Peel Accessibility Plan – 2008

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-956

 MA-B5. Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) 2007 Annual Report

 Received 2008-966


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

MA-C1. 2009 Budget Process and Preliminary Estimates

 And further, that the subject report be forwarded to the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) and that the Board be requested to submit its budget along with all documentation required for presentation to Regional Council by October 31, 2008

Approved 2008-967

MA-C2. Provincial Infrastructure Funding – Investing in Ontario Act

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-949


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-D1. Special Event Proclamations - Learn at Work Week and Healthy Workplace Month

RECOMMENDATION GC-169-2008:  

Whereas, the Region of Peel recognizes the impact that workplace training has on the success of any business, thereby impacting our economy and ensuring the quality and security of jobs and raising our standard of living;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes different methods of learning and offers many formal and informal opportunities to learn in the workplace;

And whereas, the Region of Peel recognizes and supports employees who pursue learning experiences to further develop their knowledge and skills;

And whereas, creating a culture of learning in the workplace positively impacts key measures such as job performance and productivity;

And whereas, “learning organizations” which exemplify best practices in workplace learning must be celebrated;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of September 22 to 26, 2008 be proclaimed “Learn at Work Week ” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2008-968

RECOMMENDATION GC-170-2008:  

Whereas, the Region of Peel recognizes the impact of healthy workers and healthy workplaces on the success of any business, thereby impacting our economy and health of our community;

And whereas, the Region of Peel is committed to providing a safe and healthy place to work;

And whereas, the Region of Peel recognizes and supports employees to work and live in a manner conducive to good physical and mental health;

And whereas, creating a culture that nourishes health of the individual also nourishes the health and productivity of the organization;

And whereas, “healthy workplaces” which exemplify best practices in workplace health must be celebrated;

Therefore be it resolved, that the month of September 29 to October 26, 2008 be proclaimed “Healthy Workplace Month” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.  

Carried 2008-969


MA-E. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-E1. Region to be Recognized at the 2008 Public Sector Quality Fair

Received 2008-970


MA-F. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-F1. Fred Eisenberger, Mayor, City of Hamilton, Letter dated June 26, 2008, Regarding the Funding of the Municipal Portion of GO Transit’s 10-Year Growth Capital Plan

Received 2008-971

MA-F2. Member Communication – Alert : Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 4, 2008, Providing Highlights of the June 2008 AMO Board of Directors’ Meeting

Received 2008-972

MA-F3. Member Communication Alert : Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 24, 2008, Providing Information on the Signing of a $6.2 Billion Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Framework Agreement

Received 2008-973

MA-F4. Communication: From the Municipal Employer Pension Centre of Ontario (MEPCO), dated July 30, 2008, Announcing the OMERS 2009 Contribution Rates

Received 2008-974

MA-F5. Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated August 21, 2008 Requesting Payment of the Region of Peel Share of the Costs for the Programs included in the 2008 Budget

Received 2008-975

MA-F6. News Release: Ontario Good Roads Association, dated August 25, 2008, Announcing the Additional $1.1 Billion Investment by the Province of Ontario for Municipal Infrastructure under the Investing in Ontario Act, 2008

Received 2008-976

See also Resolution 2008-949 and 2008-978

Additional Item – Items MA-F7 and MA-F8:

MA-F7. Jean Perrault, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Email dated September 6, 2008, Providing Comments on Key Priorities for Canadian Municipalities for the October 14, 2008 Federal Election

Referred to the Government Relations Committee 2008-977

See also Resolutions 2008-948, 2008-1046, 2008-1054

MA-F8. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) dated September 4, 2008, Advising of Important Infrastructure Announcements made at the 2008 AMO Conference

Received 2008-978

See also Resolutions 2008-948 , 2008-949 and 2008-976

 

ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

ETP-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

ETP-A1. 2008 Update on Peel Children’s Water Festival and EcoFair

Received 2008-979

ETP-A2. Ontario Bus Replacement Program Funding Allocation

RECOMMENDATION GC-171-2008:

That the Regional Chair and the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer be authorized to execute the Letter of Agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Regional Municipality of Peel related to funding provided by the Province to the Region under the Ontario Bus Replacement Program (OBRP) in the form attached as Schedule A to the draft By-law attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, dated August 27, 2008, titled “Ontario Bus Replacement Program Funding Allocation” for 2008;

And further, that staff be authorized to utilize the existing dedicated Ontario Bus Replacement Program Reserve Fund R0031 into which the OBRP funds are to be deposited, withdrawn, and used for eligible OBRP expenditures, in accordance with Council Resolution 2007-688 and By-law Number 43-2007;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment, authorizing the execution of a Letter of Agreement related to funding under the OBRP dedicated Reserve Fund.

Approved 2008-980

See also Resolution 2008-1057


ETP-B. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-B1. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2008-6) meeting held on September 4, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-18-2008:

That the agenda for the September 4, 2008, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-981

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Scott Hurren, Business Development, Sims Recycling Solutions, Regarding the Electronic Waste Recycling Services Offered by Sims Recycling Solutions

Received 2008-982

See also Resolution 2008-989

b) Ben Shepherd, Acting Director, Waste Management, Providing an Update on the Urban Waste Collection Contract

Received 2008-983

4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Waste Management Initiatives in Vancouver

Received 2008-984

b) Waste Management Annual Program and Services Guide Customer Survey

Received 2008-985

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) News Release and Media Backgrounder : Stewardship Ontario, dated July 2, 2008, Regarding the New Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program that Aims to Divert more than 33,000 Tonnes of MHSW Materials from Landfill in Five Years

Received 2008-986

See also Resolution 2008-988

b) Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 11, 2008, Advising that the Minister of the Environment Approves of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Plan (WEEE), Phase One Plan

Received 2008-987

c) Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 25, 2008, Regarding the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Phases 2 and 3 Program Plans Requested by the Minister of the Environment

Received 2008-988

See also Resolution 2008-986

d) Carol Horvat, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, City of Mississauga, E-mail dated July 28, 2008, Forwarding an E-mail dated July 22, 2008 from Ms. Pauline Ledo, City of Mississauga Resident, Requesting that Monthly Electronic Waste Pick Up be Implemented in the Region of Peel

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2008-989

See also Resolution 2008-982

ETP-B2. Watermain Replacement on Credit Heights Drive and Ryan Place, Capital Project 08-1306 – City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-172-2008:

That funds for the watermain replacement on Credit Heights Drive and Ryan Place in the amount of $1,700,000 be provided to Capital Project 08-1306, financed from the water Capital Financing and Stabilization Reserve, R0241.

Approved 2008-990

ETP-B3. Beckett Sproule Facility Upgrades, Capital Projects 02-1920, 03-1912, 04-1522, 04-1945, 04-1990, 04-1997 and 04-1998, Document 2004-172P – City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-173-2008:

That the contract (Document 2004-172P) for consulting services for the design and contract administration for the upgrades to the Beckett Sproule Pumping Station and Reservoir between the Region of Peel and the consulting engineering firm UMA Engineering Ltd. (formerly KMK Consultants Limited) be extended for additional engineering services in the amount of $713,400 (excluding applicable taxes), for a total commitment of $2,178,292 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 04-1998, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Approved 2008- 991

ETP-B4. Credit Valley Trunk Sewer, Phase 2B from Eldorado Park to Regional Road 1 ( Mississauga Road), Capital Project 05-2230, Documents 2008-353T and 2004-580P – City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-174-2008:

That the contract (Document 2008-353T) for construction of the Credit Valley Trunk Sanitary Sewer from Eldorado Park to Mississauga Road be awarded to Dibco Underground Limited in the estimated amount of $18,000,005 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 05-2230, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that the existing contract (Document 2004-580P) for design and contract administration of the Credit Valley Sanitary Trunk Sewer between the Region of Peel and Genivar Ontario Incorporated be extended to provide for additional contract administration in the estimated amount of $500,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 05-2230, for a total commitment of $2,796,897 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007;

And further, that additional funds of $5,100,000 be provided to Capital Project 05-2230 financed from Development Charge South Peel Wastewater Reserve R3515.

Approved 2008-992


ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C1. Report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2008-2) meeting held on July 3, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-4-2008:

That the agenda for the July 3, 2008 Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2008-993

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS - Nil

5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding Approval of the Options for Phase II of the Arterial Roads Review

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-5-2008:

That the nine Options for the Phase II Arterial Road Review as discussed and concurred at the Arterial Road Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC) workshop held on June 26, 2008, be approved for evaluation:

  • Option 1 – Status quo, existing jurisdiction remains the same;
  • Option 2 – Major arterial roads identified in Phase I under the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel;
  • Option 3 – All major arterial roads under the jurisdiction of the area municipalities;
  • Option 4A – Status quo enhanced with elements of Option 2 and 3;
  • Option 4B – Option 2 enhanced with elements of Option 1 and 3;
  • Option 4C – Status quo downloading the roads in the City of Brampton which did not meet the Phase I major arterial criteria;
  • Option 4D – All major arterial roads identified in Phase I under the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel, except the roadways which are of Local Municipal Interest;
  • Option 4E – All major arterial roads under the jurisdiction of the area municipalities, except those arterial roadways which are outside of the urbanized area; and,
  • Option 4F – Status quo enhanced to upload Coleraine Road and Bolton Arterial Road to the Region of Peel and download Highway 50 (Mayfield Road to the Bolton Arterial Road) to the Town of Caledon;

And further, that, if deemed necessary, minor modifications to the options may be considered during the data collection and evaluation stage of the review;

And further, that a consultant be retained by means of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to assist the Staff Arterial Road Review Steering Committee and the Staff Arterial Road Review Working Group in the process of collecting information and evaluating the nine Options using best practices;

And further, that based on cost estimates for similar projects, funding arrangements be established in the estimated amount of $200,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 08-4325;

And further, that the necessary funds for Capital Project 08-4325 of $200,000 (excluding applicable taxes), be financed from the Roads Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve, R0210.

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-5-2008 was dealt with and approved by Regional Council at its meeting held on July 3, 2008, under Resolution 2008-842

ETP-C2. Consulting Services for Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) from Highway 410 to Airport Road, Capital Projects 04-4060 and 08-1150, Document 2005-078P – City of Brampton, Wards 9 and 10, and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-175-2008:

That the contract (Document 2005-078P) between the Region of Peel and Giffels Associates Limited for detailed design, contract administration and supervision of the widening of Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) from Highway 410 to Bramalea Road be increased by $399,600, for a total commitment of $1,445,939 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 04-4060 ($374,600) and 08-1150 ($25,000), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 37-2007.

Approved 2008-994

ETP-C3. Review of Existing Flashing Speed Limit Zones and a Revision to the Zone on Regional Road 6 ( Embleton Road) – City of Brampton, Wards 6 and 9, and Town of Caledon, Wards 1, 2, 4, and 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-176-2008:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 with respect to changing the hours of operation of the flashing 40 kilometres per hour speed limit zone on Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days;

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

And further, that the Peel Regional Police be advised.

Approved 2008-995

See also Resolution 2008-1057

ETP-C4. Smart Commute and Peel Transportation Demand Management Initiative Status Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-954


ETP-D. PLANNING

ETP-D1. Greening Greater Toronto

RECOMMENDATION GC-177-2008:

That the Region of Peel become a partner in the Toronto City Summit Alliance’s Greening Greater Toronto, as set out in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated August 6, 2008, titled “Greening Greater Toronto”;

And further, that staff accelerate initiatives to reduce the impact on the environment of its operations;

And further, that staff continue to implement the Corporate Energy Strategy, the Region of Peel/Conservation Authorities Service Strategy Business Plan and the work on sustainability for the Official Plan;

And further, that the Toronto City Summit Alliance be so advised.

Approved 2008-996


ETP-E. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-E1. R.A. Fowler, Secretary, Ontario Property and Environmental Rights Alliance, E-mail dated June 30, 2008, Regarding the Endangered Species Act, 2007

Received 2008-997

See also Resolution 2008-1001

ETP-E2. Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated July 2, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Mayor McCallion dated May 12, 2008, Regarding the Highway 427 Transportation Corridor Technically Preferred Route and Advising that the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will Continue to Work with Government Councils, Stakeholders, Agencies, Industries and Metrolinx on the Highway 427 Transportation Corridor EA Project

Received 2008-998

See also Resolution 2008-999

ETP-E3. Jim Bradley, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated July 9, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated May 14, 2008, Regarding the Highway 427 Transportation Corridor Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Ministry of Transportation and the Need for the Ministry to Plan for a Future Extension of Highway 427 Beyond Major Mackenzie Drive to Highway 9

Received 2008-999

See also Resolution 2008-998

ETP-E4. Kathy Stranks, Manager, Chair and CAO’s Office, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated July 3, 2008, Providing a TRCA Resolution and Report titled “Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2006/2007 Report: Grand River Conservation Authority Recommendations”

Received 2008- 1000

ETP-E5. Donna Cansfield, Minister of Natural Resources, Letter dated July 4, 2008, Providing Details on the New Ontario Legislation, Endangered Species Act, 2007, Effective June 30, 2008

Received 2008-1001

See also Resolution 2008-997

ETP-E6. Kathy Zammit, City Clerk and Director of Council and Administrative Services, City of Brampton, Letter dated July 4, 2008, Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution PDD154-2008 and a Report titled “Status Report: Brampton’s Response to the Provincial Growth Plan”

Received 2008-1002

ETP-E7. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Co-ordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated July 4, 2008, Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution CW240-2008 and a Report titled “Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Update – Comments on White Papers 1 and 2”

Received 2008-1003

See also Resolutions 2008-1004 and 2008-1005

ETP-E8. Debbie Thompson, Legislative Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated July 9, 2008, Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution W-380-2008 and a Report titled “Towards a Regional Transportation Plan: Review of Metrolinx White Papers”

Received 2008-1004

See also Resolutions 2008-1003 and 2008-1005

ETP-E9. Rob MacIsaac, Chair, Metrolinx, Letter dated July 14, 2008, Notifying of the Updated Timelines for Release of the Draft Regional Transportation Plan and Investment Strategy

Received 2008-1005

See also Resolutions 2008-1003 and 2008-1004

ETP-E10. Debbie Thompson, Legislative Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated July 10, 2008, Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution Regarding the Review of Regional Council’s Planning Role

Received 2008-1006

ETP-E11. Lynne Peterson, Manager, Provincial Planning Policy Branch, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated July 11, 2008, Advising that as of July 10, 2008 Ontario Regulation 246/08 Prescribed the Region of Peel as an Upper-Tier Municipality for Community Improvement Planning Purposes under Section 28 of the Planning Act

Received 2008-1007

ETP-E12. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Co-ordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated July 11, 2008, Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution PDD144-2008 and a Report titled “Status Report: Countryside Villages Secondary Plan (Area 48) – Wards 9 and 10”

Received 2008-1008

ETP-E13. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Co-ordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated July 11, 2008, Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution PDD151-2008 and a Report titled “Status Report: Highway 427 Industrial Secondary Plan – Ward 10”

Received 2008-1009

ETP-E14. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Co-ordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated July 11, 2008, Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution PDD152-2008 and a Report titled “Preliminary Population and Employment Forecast”

Received 2008-1010

ETP-E15. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 16, 2008, Regarding the $10 Million in Funding Support for Landfill Gas Capture, offered by the Ministry of Environment to Smaller Municipalities (with a Population less than 250,000)

Received 2008-1011

ETP-E16. Susan Self, Chair, CTC Source Protection Committee, CTC Source Protection Region, Letter dated July 18, 2008, Providing Notice of Consultation for the Proposed Terms of Reference in the CTC Source Protection Region, Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 2006 and Ontario Regulation 287/07

Received 2008-1012

See also Resolutions 2008-1020 and 2008-1021

ETP-E17. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 18, 2008, Regarding Ontario Regulation 231/08, under the Environmental Assessment Act, Exempting Public Transit Projects from the Full Requirements of the Environmental Assessment (EA) Process under Certain Conditions

Received 2008-1013

ETP-E18. News Release: Ontario Municipal Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI) and Ontario Centre for Municipal Best Practices (OCMBP), dated July 21, 2008, Acknowledging Eight Ontario Municipalities, including the Region of Peel, for Introducing Measures to Reduce Leaks in the Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Conserve Water and Reduce Annual Costs to Taxpayers

Received 2008-1014

ETP-E19. Jin Wang, Project Coordinator, Provincial and Environmental Planning Office, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Neil Ahmed, Consultant Project Manager, McCormick Rankin Corporation, Letter dated July 31, 2008, Announcing the Release of Draft Overview Reports for the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment (EA) Study

Received 2008-1015

ETP-E20. Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated August 5, 2008, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated July 8, 2008, Regarding the Region of Peel Comments on the Provincial Background Paper, “Planning for Employment Land in the Greater Golden Horseshoe”

Received 2008-1016

ETP-E21. Don Scott, Chair, Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), E-mail dated August 6, 2008, Announcing the Release of the NEC Strategic Plan

Received 2008-1017

ETP-E22. Kathy Stranks, Manager, Chair and CAO’s Office, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated August 6, 2008, Providing a TRCA Resolution and Executive Summary of the Report titled “Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program: Monitoring Results 2002-2007”

Received 2008-1018

See also Resolution 2008- 1019

ETP-E23. Kathy Stranks, Manager, Chair and CAO’s Office, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated August 8, 2008, Enclosing a TRCA Resolution and Report titled “Terrestrial Volunteer Monitoring Program Results”

Received 2008-1019

See also Resolution 2008-1018

ETP-E24. Lynn Dollin, Chair, South Georgian Bay – Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee, Letter dated August 15, 2008, Regarding the Proposed Terms of Reference Documents for the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region

Received 2008-1020

See also Resolutions 2008-1012 and 2008-1021

ETP-E25. Mark Thompson, Project Manager, Halton-Hamilton Source Water Protection, Letter dated August 19, 2008, Regarding the Proposed Terms of Reference for the Halton-Hamilton Region Source Protection Area

Received 2008-1021

See also Resolutions 2008-1012 and 2008-1020

ETP-E26. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 21, 2008, Advising of the Ontario Small Waterworks Assistance Program – Part 2 Available to Communities that Provide Drinking Water Services to 1,001 to 5,000 Residents

Received 2008-1022

 
Additional Item – Item ETP-E27:

 ETP-E27. Cameron Mack, Director, Fish and Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Natural Resources, Letter dated September 2, 2008, Providing a List of Municipalities that Requested Sunday Gun Hunting in their Area

Received 2008-1023

See also Resolution 2008-948

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. Aging at Home – Adult Day Service Expansion

RECOMMENDATION GC- 178-2008:

That the Commissioner of Health Services be authorized to proceed with the expansion of Adult Day Services ( ADS) at the Davis Centre and Peel Manor Long Term Care Centre, funded by the Ontario Government’s Aging at Home program;

And further, that the transfer of 3.5 previously approved Full Time Equivalent ( FTE) to Adult Day Services, be approved;

And further, that staff participate with the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) in the development of year two Aging at Home priorities, and bring back potential cost sharing of new services as part of the 2009 budget process;

And further, that the $200,000 net budget currently allocated for Homemakers and Nurses Services Act (HNSA) be used to offset 2009 budget pressures.

Approved 2008-1024


HE-B. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-B1. Trends in Long Term Care

Received 2008-1025


HE-C. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-C1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC‑2008‑2) meeting held on September 4, 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC- 179-2008:

That the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2008-2), meeting held on September 4, 2008 be amended to reflect that the absence of Councillor Adams was due to other municipal business;

And further, that the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2008-2) meeting held on September 4, 2008 be adopted, as amended.

Approved 2008-1026

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2008:

That the agenda for the September 4, 2008 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2008-1027

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Peter F. Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, Regarding the System Pressures Update of the Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Received 2008-1028

4. REPORTS - Nil

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated August 11, 2008, Advising of the New Local Land Ambulance Response Time Standards to be Established

Referred to Health Services 2008-1029

 
HE-D. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-D1. World Breastfeeding Week – September 28 to October 4, 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC- 180-2008:

Whereas, the week of September 28 to October 4, 2008 is World Breastfeeding Week in Canada and breastfeeding is promoted by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), Health Canada, Infant Feeding Action Coalition (INFACT Canada), and the Canadian Paediatric Society;

And whereas, the theme of World Breastfeeding Week is “Mother Support: Going for the Gold, Everyone Wins”;

And whereas, the theme raises awareness about the World Health Organization’s International Code of Marketing Breast-milk Substitutes which was endorsed by the 34 th Assembly of the World Health Organization in response to the need to end declining breastfeeding rates internationally;

And whereas, the Peel Health Services Department supports women to breastfeed their children;

And whereas, women need and benefit from community support and information to effectively prolong breastfeeding into their child’s first years;

And whereas, breastfeeding is an essential component of child health promotion;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of September 28 to October 4, 2008 be proclaimed “World Breastfeeding Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2008-1030


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Literacy Month in Peel – September, 2008

RECOMMENDATION GC-181-2008:

Whereas the Region of Peel – Ontario Works, the Region of Peel – Children’s Services and the Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network have partnered to raise awareness of events promoting literacy and lifelong learning in Peel throughout the month of September 2008;

And whereas, each year United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) c elebrates International Literacy Day on September 8 th to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and society;

And whereas, over the last year more than 300,000 hours of training to more than 2,400 adult learners was delivered by service providers;

And whereas, the Regional Values include a supportive and respectful environment, teamwork and quality service which are integral in partnerships and providing quality literacy services throughout the Region;

And whereas, Success By 6 Peel recognizes literacy as a basic need for successful school entry as well as the foundation for future learning and social/economic development;

Therefore be it resolved, that the month of September 2008, be proclaimed “Literacy Month in the Regional Municipality of Peel”.

Carried 2008-1031


HS-B. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-B1. Child Care Fee Subsidy Wait List Management Policy

Received 2008-1032

HS-B2. Learning in our Neighbourhoods Initiative Mobile Early Learning Centres

RECOMMENDATION GC-182-2008:

That the Region of Peel enter into a partnership with Success By 6 Peel and the Ontario Early Years Centres serving Mississauga, to provide mobile early learning programs in underserved, new-growth, high immigrant neighbourhoods;

And further, that staff purchase, retrofit and maintain one recreational vehicle in accordance with the Purchasing By-law 37-2007, to be used as an Early Learning Mobile Centre; purchase and retrofit to be funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;

And further, that an in-year complement increase of 1.0 FTE for the position of Program Coordinator, fully funded by (CIC), be approved;

And further, that Children’s Services 2008 gross budget be increased by $20,000, fully funded by CIC;

And further, that the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor be authorized to develop and execute the necessary agreements to clarify roles, responsibilities, and risk management on behalf of all parties.

Approved 2008-1033

HS-B3. Retroactive Childcare Subsidy

RECOMMENDATION GC-183-2008:

That the transfer of $1.4 million in retroactive and current year funding received from the Ministry of Community and Social Services to the Best Start Reserve R1258, be approved.

Approved 2008-1034

 
HS-C. HOUSING

HS-C1. Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) Report on Waiting List Statistics for Ontario

Received 2008-1035

HS-C2. Social Housing Reform Act – Funding Model Changes

RECOMMENDATION GC-184-2008:

That the report of the Commissioner of Human Services, dated August 12, 2008, entitled “Social Housing Reform Act – Funding Model Changes” for information purposes, be received;

And further, that in the event other corporate funding sources are not identified at 2008 year end, Working Fund, Housing Policy and Program (R1285) be utilized to offset any deficit as the result of the funding formula changes.

Approved 2008-1036

HS-C3. We Are Neighbours: The Impact of Supportive Housing on Community, Social, Economic and Attitude Changes

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-958

 
HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Debbie Smith, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Peel, Letter dated July, 2008, Advising of the Breakfast for Kids Nutrition Programs and Providing a Copy of the Breakfast for Kids Student Nutrition Program Progress Report 2007-2008

Received 2008-1037

See also Resolution 2008-1039

HS-D2. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 18, 2008, Advising of the Municipal Input Requested on Areas of Amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Received 2008-1038

HS-D3. Debbie Thompson, Legislative Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated August 7, 2008, Regarding the Breakfast for Kids Nutrition Programs and Announcing that the Town of Caledon Proclaims the Month of September 2008 as “Breakfast for Kids” Month

Received 2008-1039

See also Resolution 2008-1037


 
F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Notice of Motion from Councillor Mullin regarding the findings of the Clarkson Airshed Study conducted by the Ministry of the Environment

Withdrawn 2008-1040

See also Resolution 2008-948

F2. Notice of Motion from Councillor Mullin requesting that Arolein and Acrylonitrile information from the studies of these substances which were carried out by the Ministry of the Environment in 2007 be released to the committee

Withdrawn 2008-1041

See also Resolution 2008-948

F3. Notice of Motion from Councillor Mullin regarding the findings of the Clarkson Airshed Study conducted by the Ministry of the Environment

Withdrawn 2008-1042

See also Resolution 2008-948


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-185-2008:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1, G2 and G3, be forwarded to the September 18, 2008 meeting of Regional Council for approval and become public upon adoption.

Approved 2008-1043


Additional Item – Item 7-1c) was dealt with.

7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

c) Oral Update and Resolution Arising from the Government Relations Committee meeting held on September 18, 2008

Received 2008-1044

Councillor Parrish advised that the Government Relations Committee revised the booklet titled “Strengthening Peel and All Municipalities – Working Together for a Stronger Canada”, subsequent to its electronic distribution to Councillors on September 12, 2008 and requested that the revised booklet be endorsed by Regional Council.

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That the policy positions contained within the document titled “Strengthening Peel and All Municipalities – Working Together for a Stronger Canada”, submitted by the Government Relations Committee to Regional Council on September 18, 2008, be endorsed.

Approved 2008-1045

See also Resolutions 2008-936 and 2008-1048

b) Report of the Government Relations Committee (GRC-2008-6) meeting held on September 11, 2008

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GRC-11-2008:

That the agenda for the September 11, 2008, Government Relations Committee meeting be amended to include an oral report from Anthony Irving, Senior Consultant, The Devon Group, regarding the Federal election campaign;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008 Government Relations Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), referred from the September 11, 2008, General Committee meeting;

And further, that the agenda for the September 11, 2008 Government Relations Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2008-1046

See also Resolutions 2008-1047 and 2008-1054

3. REPORTS

Additional Item – Item 3d was dealt with.

d) Oral Report Regarding the Federal Election Campaign

Received 2008-1047

Item 3a- ii) was dealt with.

a) Federal Election Readiness Plan

ii) Peel Information Booklet

Received 2008-1048

See also Resolution 2008-1045

3. REPORTS

a) Federal Election Readiness Plan

i) All Candidates Session

RECOMMENDATION GRC-12-2008:

That an all candidates briefing session be held on September 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Regional Council Chamber to discuss the positions endorsed by Regional Council.

Approved 2008-1049

ii) Peel Information Booklet

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-1048

iii) Questions for Candidates

RECOMMENDATION GRC-13-2008:

That the questions for Federal election candidates be distributed to all Peel-area candidates;

And further, that responses received from Federal election candidates to the questions posed by the Government Relations Committee be posted to the Region of Peel website.

Approved 2008-1050

b) Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Follow-Up to PMFSDR (Oral)

Received 2008-1051

c) 905 MPP Peel Caucus Update (Oral)

Received 2008-1052

d) Oral Report Regarding the Federal Election Campaign

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-1047

4. ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETINGS

a) Town of Markham Second Suites and Strategy Options Information Summary Report

Deferred to the October 16, 2008 Government Relations Committee meeting 2008-1053

5. REQUESTS FROM REGIONAL COUNCIL FOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SUPPORT

6. STATUS REPORTS ON GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE PRIORITY ISSUES

7. COMMUNICATIONS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a) Jean Perrault, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Email dated September 6, 2008, Providing Comments on Key Priorities for Canadian Municipalities for the October 14, 2008 Federal Election

Received 2008-1054

See also Resolutions 2008-948, 2008-977 and 2008-1046


Additional Item – Item 7-1c:

c) Oral Update and Resolution Arising from the Government Relations Committee meeting held on September 18, 2008

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2008-1045


2. Staff Reports

a) Selection of Ric Robertshaw, Director, Wastewater, Environment Transportation and Planning Services, as the Recipient of the American Public Works Association, Distinguished Service Award

Received 2008-1055

See also Resolution 2008-937

b) National Carpool Week – October 6 to 10, 2008

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

Whereas the Region of Peel is an active participant in Smart Commute efforts that promote and encourage carpooling;

And whereas, carpooling helps reduce single-passenger car use to improve traffic congestion and provide relief to commuters during times of high gas prices;

And whereas, the Region of Peel recognizes the valuable contribution employees make from carpooling minimizing pollutants and parking resource needs at the workplace;

And whereas, the positive attributes and messages of the National Carpool Week will be promoted by Smart Commute Peel to increase carpool use;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of October 6 to 10, 2008 be proclaimed “Carpool Week” in The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2008-1056


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings

By-law 58-2008: A by-law to amend the current times of operation for the flashing speed limit zone on Regional Road 6 ( Embleton Road) and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 59-2008: A by-law to authorize the execution of a Letter of Agreement related to funding under the Ontario Bus Replacement Program (OBRP).

By-law 61-2008: A by-law to amend By-law 57-2006, as amended by By-law 122-2007, being a by-law to govern the calling, place, and proceedings of the meetings of Council and its committees and the conduct of their members.

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
58-2008, 59-2008 and 61-2008, 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 2008-1057

See also Resolutions 2008-964, 2008-980 and 2008-995


9. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items – Items 9a:

a) Charity Event in Support of “Habitat for Humanity Mississauga” (Oral)

Received 2008-1058

Councillor Carlson encouraged members to attend “Dancing through the Leaves” in support of Habitat for Humanity Mississauga. The fundraising event will be hosted by Councillors Carlson and McFadden on October 2, 2008 at Braeben Golf Club.

b) Emil Kolb Hootenanny 2008 (Oral)

Received 2008-1059

Mayor Fennell encouraged members to attend the Emil Kolb Hootenanny taking place on October 3, 2008 at the Mississauga Convention Centre. Each year Regional Chair Kolb hosts the Hootenanny to raise funds for children’s charities in the Region of Peel.



10. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil



11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Council opted not to move into closed session.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1, G2 and G3 from the September 11, 2008 General Committee meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2008-1060


1. Approval of Minutes

 a) July 3, 2008 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

Received 2008-1061


2. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2008-8) meeting held on September 11, 2008

G1. Proposed Easement Agreement - City of Mississauga, Ward 2 ( A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-186-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, as Vendor, for the purchase of the permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 31, Concession 2 South of Dundas Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 3, 6 and 7 on draft reference plan 20-07-103-000 prepared by MMM Geomatics Ontario Limited and the temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 31, Concession 2 South of Dundas Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 4, 5 and 8 on draft reference plan 20-07-103-000 prepared by MMM Geomatics Ontario Limited;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Capital Project 06-1205.

Approved 2008-1062

RECOMMENDATION GC-187-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Vale Inco Limited, as Vendor, for the purchase of the permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part Block D, Plan 718, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 5 on draft reference plan 20-07-104-000 prepared by MMM Geomatics Ontario Limited and the temporary easement interest in the lands described as PartBlock D, Plan 718, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on draft reference plan 20-07-104-000 prepared by MMM Geomatics Ontario Limited;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Capital Project 06-1205.

Approved 2008-1063

G2. Proposed Lease Renewal Agreement (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-188-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into a Lease Renewal Agreement with 544663 Ontario Limited, as Landlord, for approximately 26,237 square feet (2,437.42 square metres) of space at 21 Coventry Road, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Renewal Agreement be provided from Cost Centre CF13001 and Account 23904;

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

Approved 2008-1064

G3. Temporary Appointment of Deputy Regional Clerk ( Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees)

RECOMMENDATION GC-189-2008:

That in accordance with part VI, s. 228, subsection (2) of the Municipal Act, 2001 S.O. 2001, chapter 25, Jeff Payne, Manager of Regulatory Compliance, Clerk’s Division, be appointed to the position of Deputy Clerk for the period of September 19, 2008 to September 15, 2009 to carry out the duties of the Clerk prescribed by law or otherwise for the designated period and at the remuneration determined under the policies and procedures applicable to the Regional Corporation.

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

Approved 2008-1065

See also Resolution 2008-1066


11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA MATTERS

Three Readings

By-law 60-2008: A by-law to appoint an individual to the position of Deputy Clerk for the Regional Corporation for a temporary period, under paragraph (2) of section 228 of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, chapter 25.

Moved by Councillor Gibson,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That the by-law relating to In Camera Item G3, being By-law 60-2008 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 2008-1066

See also Resolution 2008-1065


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That By-law 62-2008 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on September 18, 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 2008-1067


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

 

C. Gravlev
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Regional Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair