March 10, 2011 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. Reports
  1. Proclamations Reports - Nil
  2. Staff Reports
     
7. By-laws
8. Other Business
9. Notices of Motion
10. In Camera Matters
1. Approval of Minutes
  1.a) February 24 2011 Regional Council Budget Closed Session Minutes
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 10, 2011

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:34 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor McFadden recited the prayer.

Members Present:

E. Adams*; G. Carlson; F. Dale; C. Fonseca; N. Iannicca*; E. Kolb; S. McFadden; K. Mahoney; E. Moore¨; P.  Mullin; P. Palleschi*; R. Paterak; P. Saito*; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead

   
Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to a personal matter; P. Foley, due to other municipal business; S. Hames, due to vacation; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; G. Miles, due to a personal matter;M. Morrison, due to other municipal business; J. Sanderson, due to a personal matter; J. Sprovieri, due to vacation

   

Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; P. O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management; C. Reid, Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

Regional Chair Kolb extended condolences to Councillor Sanderson and his family on the passing of his mother, Grace Sanderson, noting that the funeral service was being held the morning of March 10, in Brampton.


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Moore re-stated her conflict of interest with respect to the non-union salary portion of the Regional Budget, contained within the Minutes of the Regional Council - Budget meeting held on February 24, 2011, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

Regional Chair Kolb re-stated his conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Regional Budget, contained within the Minutes of the Regional Council - Budget meeting held on February 24, 2011, as a family member is employed with Peel Regional Police.

Councillor Saito re-stated her conflict of interest prior to dealing with In Camera Items – Items 10.1, as it relates to labour relations or employee negotiations, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 24, 2011 Regional Council meeting

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 24, 2011 be approved.

Carried 2011-166

b) February 24, 2011 Regional Council Budget meeting

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the minutes of the Regional Council – Budget meeting held on February 24, 2011 be approved.

Carried 2011-167

Carol Reid, Regional Clerk and Director, Clerk’s, advised that a correction had been made to page 22, paragraph two of the Minutes of the Regional Council – Budget meeting, to note that the Province provides just over 50 per cent of the $218.7 million Health Services budget.

Councillor Moore refrained from voting due to a previously declared conflict of interest.


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the agenda for the March 10, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to withdraw Delegations/Presentations – Item 5d;

And further, that the agenda for the March 10, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication item from the Peel Federation of Agriculture (PFA), providing a copy of the magazine titled “The Real Dirt on Farming – Part 2”, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8a;

And further, that the agenda for the March 10, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a Notice of Motion from Councillor Thompson, to be dealt with as Item 9a;

And further, that the agenda for the March 10, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to defer Items Related to Management – Item MA-C2 to the March 24, 2011 Regional Council meeting for a staff report;

And further, that the agenda for the March 10, 2011 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2011-168

See also Resolutions 2011-174 and 2011-217 to 2011-219 inclusive

Councillor Saito arrived at 9:40 a.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:40 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Peter MacLeod, Principal and Co-Founder, MASS LBP, Reviewing a New Approach to Citizen Education, Awareness and Engagement

Received 2011-169

See also Resolutions 2011-170 and 2011-215

A copy of the presentation is available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:43 a.m.

Peter MacLeod, Principal and Co-Founder, MASS LBP, advised that MASS LBP designs public engagement strategies that assist decision-makers and create legitimacy for important public choices and provided an overview of the Citizens Assembly approach for public engagement, education and validation of Regional Council’s 2011 to 2014 Term of Council Priorities.

Councillor Thompson stated that there is a need to educate residents about the responsibilities of the various levels of government, particularly at the municipal level. Peter MacLeod advised that the Citizens Assembly Approach emphasizes learning and includes strategies to educate participants with respect to who does what within the various levels of government.

Councillor Moore inquired how MASS LBP would ensure that a good cross section of the Peel community demographics is represented on the citizens’ panel. Peter MacLeod advised that participants are randomly selected based on three criteria: age; geographic distribution of population; and, gender and that historically, the only demographic area where there has been a diminished response rate is that of young families who are less likely to be able to dedicate the time required.

Councillor Adams arrived at 10:04 a.m. due to other municipal business.

In response to a question from Councillor Paterak, Peter MacLeod advised that typically, municipal employees and elected officials are excluded from participation as one of the 35 members of the Citizens Assembly however, exclusions are determined through consultation with the client.

Councillor Paterak stressed the importance of maintaining detailed historical records on the public engagement process.

Councillor Tovey inquired who would speak at the citizen engagement sessions and was advised by Peter MacLeod that speakers are determined in consultation with the client but are balanced and could be comprised of MASS LBP team members, community leaders; and Chambers of Commerce working within a unified framework.

Councillor Moore departed at 10:20 a.m. due to a personal matter.

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

MA-B. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-B4. Public Engagement, Education and Validation of Regional Council’s 2011 - 2014 Term of Council Priorities

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the Chief Administrative Officer report back to Regional Council on the cost, timing and any other implications of engaging MASS LBP to use its Citizens Assembly approach for public engagement, education and validation of Regional Council’s 2011 to 2014 Term of Council Priorities (TOCP).

Carried 2011-170

See also Resolutions 2011-169 and 2011-215

b) Paul Favaro, Chief of Assessment and Accountability and Diane Myers, Executive Director, Family Education Centre, Presenting Understanding the Early Years Malton - Final Report to the Community

Received 2011-171

See also Resolution 2011-172

A copy of the presentation is available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Paul Favaro, Chief of Assessment and Accountability and Diane Myers, Executive Director, Family Education Centre, provided an overview of “Understanding the Early Years - Malton” and highlighted findings from its final report to the community.

Councillor Adams extended her appreciation to all of the contributors to the Understanding the Early Years - Malton project, noting the benefits to the community that results from social agencies working collaboratively. She complimented the Malton resource guide which was distributed to Malton residents that provides specific advice on available services, using plain language.

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-C1 was dealt with.

HS-C. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-C1. Understanding the Early Years Malton

Received 2011-172

See also Resolution 2011-171

c) Robert Taylor, Chief Executive Officer and Steve Stewart, Partner, Deloitte, Regarding the Region of Peel's Human Services Transition and Integration Project which was Recognized with a Bronze Award in the Municipal Category of the 2010 IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards

Received 2011-173

See also Resolution 2011-178

Members of Regional Council commended staff of the Human Services department for their participation on the Human Services Transition and Integration Project.

Councillor Palleschi expressed his appreciation for the work of the Human Services department and acknowledged the efforts and support of Councillor Mullin as the previous Chair of the Human Services section.

d) Regional Chair Emil Kolb; David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; Peel Regional Police Chief Mike Metcalf; Members of Regional Council; Peel Region United Way Campaign Co-Chairs: Karen MacGougan and Joanne Pattison; and Peel Regional Police United Way Campaign Leads: Inspector Daryl Emilio, Inspector Sam Checchia and Sergeant Brad Davis, Presenting a Cheque for Funds Raised in the 2010 United Way Campaign to Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of Peel Region

Withdrawn 2011-174

See also Resolutions 2011-168 and 2011-214


6. REPORTS

1. Proclamation Reports - NIl


2. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor P. Palleschi

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Human Services Revolving Capital Fund (HSRCF)

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That a Human Services Revolving Capital Fund (HSRCF) for the purpose of supporting community partner integration and system improvement with capital projects through a repayable line of credit, be established;

And further, that the transfer of $500,000 from the Ontario Works Reserve Fund (R1261) to establish the Human Services Revolving Capital Fund, be endorsed;

And further, that the loan of $500,000 to Community Door for the Mississauga Human Services Centre be added to the HSRCF, for a total fund value of $1.0 million;

And further, that the fund application process be managed through the Grants Ad hoc Committee and that the Terms of Reference for the Grants Ad hoc Committee be amended accordingly.

Carried 2011-175

See also Resolution 2011-176

In response to a question from Councillor Starr, Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, advised that over the past several months, requests were received from Human Services organizations for assistance with their capital costs, and that in the absence of a Council approved policy, staff were unable to recommend support. She noted that the organizations are not-for-profit and that there are benefits to be achieved as a result of their projects.

Councillors Iannicca and Mullin commended staff for developing an excellent model for supporting our community partners.

HS-A2. Catholic Family Services Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre Request for Loan to Support Infrastructure Project: Update

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the Catholic Family Services of Peel-Dufferin (CFSPD) request for a line of credit for up to $500,000, to help fund the development of a multi-service facility, housing the first Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre in Peel, be approved in accordance with the Human Services Revolving Capital Fund (HSRCF) policy.

Carried 2011-176

See also Resolution 2011-175

Councillor Iannicca noted that the new Family Justice/Child Advocacy Centre in Peel will be the first of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area.


HS-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-B1. Appointment of Administrator and Deputy Administrator under the Social Housing Reform Act, 2000

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the appointment of the Director, Service System Management, or its successor position, as the Administrator under Section 15 of the Social Housing Reform Act, 2000 (the “Act”), be approved;

And further, that the Director, Service System Management, or its successor be authorized to perform all of the duties and exercise all of the powers of the Service Manager under the Act, with the exception of the powers of the Service Manager under Sections 5(1) (a) to (f) and 5(2) of the Act;

And further, that the Manager, Social Housing Administration, or its successor, be appointed as the Deputy Administrator under Section 15 of the Act and be authorized to act as Administrator and to exercise all of the duties and powers of the Administrator, when the Administrator is absent or unable to act, or when the office of the Administrator is vacant.

Carried 2011-177

HS-B2. IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards

Received 2011-178

See also Resolution 2011-173


HS-C. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-C1. Understanding the Early Years Malton

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-172

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Vice- Chair Councillor R. Paterak

HE-A. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-A1. Long Term Care Division Staff Education and Development

Received 2011-179

HE-A2. Park Royal and Clarkson Older Adult Initiative

Received 2011-180


HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

  HE-B1. Follow Up on the Comprehensive Health Status Report: Immigrant Health, Income and Mortality
      Presentation by Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health

Received 2011-181

Councillor Adams noted that a recent Toronto Star article contained information about a study that spanned 80 years. It determined the characteristics that lead to people becoming leaders and found that conscientiousness is a determining factor to living a long life. Dr. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health advised that there are many factors and characteristics that affect health outcomes.

In response to a question from Councillor Paterak, Dr. Mowat advised that the 8.7 year difference in mortality between immigrants and Canadian born males at the lowest income levels is a significant issue which needs to be addressed.


HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated February 14, 2011, Announcing 100 Per Cent One-Time Funding of $201,746 to Peel Public Health for the Period Ending March 31, 2011, to Support Obesity Prevention Initiatives

Received 2011-182

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor E. Adams

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Report from the Clerk Regarding the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2011-2) meeting held on February 15, 2011

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the report from the Clerk regarding the Region of Peel Accessibility Committee (AAC-2011-2) meeting held on February 15, 2011, be received.

Carried 2011-183

MA-A2. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2011-1) meeting held on February 17, 2011

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2011-1) meeting held on February 17, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-184

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-1-2011:

That Councillor Paterak be appointed Chair of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee for the term ending November 30, 2012, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2011-185

See also Resolution 2011-186

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-2-2011:

That Councillor Starr be appointed Vice-Chair of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee for the term ending November 30, 2012, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2011-186

See also Resolution 2011-185

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-3-2011:

That the agenda for the February 17, 2011, Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2011-187

4. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

5. REPORTS

  a) Greenlands Securement Program Update and 2011 Activities
      Presentation by Simone Banz, Manager, Planning Policy and Research, Regional Municipality of Peel

Received 2011-188

Additional Item:

Amendment to the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee Terms of Reference (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-4-2011:

That Section 4b) of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee Terms of Reference, approved by Resolution 2010-810 at the September 9, 2010 Regional Council Meeting, be amended to indicate that the Subcommittee be comprised of the Regional Chair (ex-officio), the Chair of the Management Section of Regional Council (ex-officio), at least one member from each area municipality, and one Peel Regional Council representative from each of the Conservation Authorities (Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority).

Approved 2011-189

  b) Revised Greenlands Securement Program Implementation Guidelines
      Presentation by Janet Wong, Planner, Planning Policy and Research, Regional Municipality of Peel

Received 2011-190

See also Resolution 2011-191

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-5-2011:

That the Peel Region Greenlands Securement Program Implementation Guidelines, 2011, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated December 17, 2010, titled “Revised Greenlands Securement Program Implementation Guidelines”, be approved.

Approved 2011-191

See also Resolution 2011-190

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated November 9, 2010, Providing a Copy of the Report titled “Greenlands Acquisition Project for 2011-2015”

Received 2011-192

MA-A3. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2011-2) meeting held on February 17, 2011

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Audit Committee (AC-2011-2) meeting held on February 17, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-193

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-4-2011:

That the agenda for the February 17, 2011 Audit Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2011-194

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit, Providing the Audit Committee with an Overview of the Internal Audit Process

Received 2011-195

4. REPORTS

a) Insurance and Risk Management Audit

Received 2011-196

  b) Internal Audit Division – 2011 to 2013 Risk Based Work Plan
      Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2011-197

See also Resolutions 2011-198 and 2011-199

RECOMMENDATION AC-5-2011

That the 2011 to 2013 Risk Based Work Plan, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Director of Internal Audit, dated January 20, 2011, titled “Internal Audit Division – 2011 to 2013 Risk Based Work Plan”, be approved.

Approved 2011-198

See also Resolutions 2011-197 and 2011-199

  c) Internal Audit Division – 2010 Audit Plan Recap
      Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2011-199

See also Resolutions 2011-197 and 2011-198

MA-A4. Report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee (GTAA-2011-1) meeting held on February 24, 2011

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee (GTAA-2011-1) meeting held on February 24, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-200

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-1-2011:

That Regional Chair Kolb be appointed Chair of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2011-201

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-2-2011:

That the agenda for the February 24, 2011 Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee meeting be amended to include an additional item from Mayor Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga requesting clarification regarding Development Levies on GTAA-acquired lands, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the February 24, 2011 Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2011-202

See also Resolution 2011-203

Items Related to Other Business – Item 8a was dealt with.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 8a:

a) Development Levies on GTAA-Acquired Lands (Oral)

Received 2011-203

See also Resolution 2011-202

4. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Toby Lennox, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Communications and Aleem Kanji, Manager, Public Affairs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Providing a 2011 Update on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Toronto Pearson International Airport

Received 2011-204

5. REPORTS - Nil

6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 8a:

a) Development Levies on GTAA-Acquired Lands (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-203

MA-A5. Member Appointments to Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group for the 2011-2014 Term of Council

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the members of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group identified in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated February 14, 2011, titled “Member Appointments to Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group for the 2011-2014 Term of Council”, be appointed for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the members be advised of their appointment.

Carried 2011-205


MA-B. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-B1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2011-1) meeting held on February 17, 2011

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2011-1) meeting held on February 17, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-206

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-1-2011:

That Councillor Thompson be appointed Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that Councillor Sanderson be appointed Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2011-207

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-2-2011:

That the agenda for the February 17, 2011 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2011-208

4. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Lowell Rubin-Vaughan, Intergovernmental Relations Advisor, Office of Strategic Innovation and Policy, Presenting the Region of Peel MP/MPP Winter 2011 Advocacy Update

Received 2011-209

See also Resolution 2011-210

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-3-2011:

That the MP/MPP Winter 2011 Advocacy Update be endorsed.

Approved 2011-210

See also Resolution 2011-209

5. REPORTS

a) 2011 Government Relations Opportunities and Strategies

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-4-2011:

That the Government Relations Opportunities and Strategies identified in the report of the Chief Administrative Officer, dated February 1, 2011 titled, “2011 Government Relations Opportunities and Strategies,” be amended to include strategies for engaging local media and community agencies;

And further, that the Government Relations Opportunities and Strategies identified in the subject report be approved, as amended;

And further, that Public Policy staff within the Office of Strategic Innovation and Policy provide regular updates to the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee and Regional Council, when appropriate, on the progress of the initiatives outlined in the subject report.

Approved 2011-211

b) 2011 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) and Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Combined Annual Conference

Received 2011-212

6. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STATUS REPORT AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES (Oral)
    Discussion led by Lowell Rubin-Vaughan, Intergovernmental Relations Advisor, Office of Strategic Innovation and Policy

a) Federal News
b) Provincial News
c) Local News

Received 2011-213

MA-B2. 2010 Region of Peel Employees’ United Way Campaign

Received 2011-214

See also Resolution 2011-174

MA-B3. Draft of the Region of Peel Strategic Plan and Term of Council Priorities: 2011 to 2014

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the final draft of the Strategic Plan and Term of Council Priorities: 2011 to 2014, attached as Appendix II and III to the report of the Chief Administrative Officer, dated February 9, 2011, titled “Draft of the Region of Peel Strategic Plan and Term of Council Priorities: 2011 to 2014”, be approved;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council outlining the progress made on the Term of Council Priorities, semi-annually;

And further, that staff engage Council to review the Term of Council Priorities, annually, prior to the consideration of the Regional budget.

Carried 2011-215

See also Resolutions 2011-169 and 2011-170

MA-B4. Public Engagement, Education and Validation of Regional Council’s 2011 - 2014 Term of Council Priorities

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-170


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Gary Collins, Chief Executive Officer, The Brampton Board of Trade, Letter dated January 31, 2011, Providing a Copy of a Brampton Board of Trade Resolution Requesting Support for the Establishment of a Joint Integrity Commissioner for the Region of Peel and its Area Municipalities

Received 2011-216

MA-C2. Kathy Stranks, Manager, Chair and CAO’s Office, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated December 15, 2010, Providing a Copy of a TRCA Resolution Regarding the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2009/2010 Annual Report, titled “Redefining Conservation“

Deferred to the March 24, 2011 Regional Council meeting for a staff report 2011-217

See also Resolution 2011-168


7. BY-LAWS - Nil


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 8a:

a) Trish Eastman, on Behalf of President Wilson and the Executive and Board of the Peel Federation of Agriculture (PFA), Letter dated March 8, 2011, Providing a Copy of the Magazine titled, “The Real Dirt on Farming – Part 2”

Received 2011-218

See also Resolution 2011-168


9. NOTICES OF MOTION

Additional Item – Item 9a:

a) Notice of Motion from Councillor Thompson Requesting the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel to Undertake a Comprehensive Land Use and Infrastructure Study of the Industrial/Commercial Centre on Sandhill

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon be requested to undertake a comprehensive land use and infrastructure study of the Industrial/Commercial Centre of Sandhill which shall include a review of appropriate land use, infrastructure and transportation needs, access configuration, applicable zoning and other appropriate matters, due to immediate development pressures;

And further, that upon commencement of the land use and infrastructure study, the Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon be requested to consider enacting an interim control by-law for the Industrial/Commercial Centre of Sandhill, in accordance with the Planning Act.

To be considered at the March 24, 2011 Regional Council meeting 2011-219

See also Resolution 2011-168


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Councillor Saito refrained from voting due to a previously declared conflict of interest.

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

• February 24, 2011 Regional Council Budget Closed Session Minutes


1. Approval of Minutes

a) February 24, 2011 Regional Council Budget Closed Session Minutes

Received 2011-220


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That By-law 29-2011 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 10, 2011, 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 2011-221


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 a.m.


C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair