September 27, 2012 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
6. Reports
  1. Staff Reports
     
7. By-laws
8. Other Business
9. Notices of Motion
10. In Camera Matters
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
September 27, 2012

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, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Hames recited the prayer.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie*; F. Dale; P. Foley; C. Fonseca*; S. Hames; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion;
S. McFadden; G. Miles; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr;
A. Thompson; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead*
     
  Members Absent: S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; E. Moore, due to vacation
     
  Also Present: D. Labrecque, Acting Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; M. Schiller, Acting 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; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator

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¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 9:35 a.m.
Councillor Crombie arrived at 9:36 a.m.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) September 13, 2012, Special Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on September 13, 2012 be amended to refer Items Related to Management – Item MA-C8 to the 2013 Budget meeting;

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on September 13, 2012 be approved, as amended.

Carried 2012-1040


4.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Regional Council meeting include an additional delegation from Jim Levac, Senior Associate, Weston Consulting Group Inc., regarding Other Non-Residential Development Charges Pre-Payment Option Criteria, to be dealt with under Delegations – Item 5l;

And further, that Delegations - Item 5k listed on the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Regional Council meeting, be withdrawn;

And further, that the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Chris Atkins, Smart Centres, regarding Brampton (Northeast) Shopping Centres Limited Pre-Payment of Development Charges, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-C2;

And further, that the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Councillor Sprovieri, concerning a proposed meeting with federal and provincial representatives regarding fluoride, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8a;

And further, that the agenda for the September 27, 2012 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2012-1041

See also Resolutions 2012-1097, 2012-1098 and 2012-1128


5. DELEGATIONS

Item 5h was dealt with.

h) Gael Miles, Regional Councillor and Representative of Wellspring Chinguacousy, Regarding Take the Pink Hair Dare During the Month of October

Received 2012-1042

Regional Councillor Gael Miles invited Members of Regional Council and staff to “Take the Pink Hair Dare” during the month of October in support of Wellspring Chinguacousy, a cancer support centre serving Brampton, Caledon and surrounding communities. She stated that over 25,000 people have visited Wellspring, receiving love, care, support and access to 27 programs, free of charge, as they go through the cancer experience. Taking the Pink Hair Dare will show you care about someone with cancer and help to provide cancer support programs to hundreds of people in the community, each year.

a) Paul Tetzlaff, Acting Chief of Police, and Chief-Designate Jennifer Evans, Peel Regional Police, Presenting Peel Regional Police's Overview and Status Report Regarding Provincial Adequacy Regulations

Received 2012-1043

Regional Chair Kolb introduced Chief-Designate Jennifer Evans, who will be sworn in as the sixth Chief of Peel Regional Police on October 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., and stated that all members of Regional Council would be receiving invitations to the ceremony.

Councillor Fonseca arrived at 9:48 a.m., due to other municipal business.

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

Paul Tetzlaff, Acting Chief of Police, Peel Regional Police (PRP), presented the PRP Overview and Status Report on Provincial Adequacy Regulations, including information related to workload issues, trends and pressures, and the police staffing formula. He noted that police workload continues to increase despite the trend in declining per capita crime rates and that many services provided by PRP are not directly related to crime but rather focus on enhancing community safety and quality of life. He highlighted legislative changes that impact training and staffing such as the abolishment of the Long Gun Registry, implementation of Hands Free Devices legislation and the Controlled Energy Weapon (CEW) Training.

Acting Chief Tetzlaff stated that PRP remains committed to ensuring quality services and addressing changing demands by conducting ongoing reviews of core services through the Audit, Risk Management and Budget Review processes. He noted that PRP was designated as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer in 2012 and also received the 2012 Human Rights and Race Relations Centre Gold Medal Award.

Several Members of Regional Council expressed their appreciation to Acting Chief Tetzlaff for filling the role of Acting Chief and congratulated Chief-Designate Jennifer Evans.

Councillor Mullin requested that the 2013 PRP Budget presentation include details related to external funding that is received and whether the funding is one time or ongoing as well as, information related to the assessment percentage represented by the PRP budget.

In response to a question from Councillor Sprovieri, Acting Chief Tetzlaff advised that PRP conducted a survey in 2009 of Break and Entry victims to obtain their views on the level of service provided. As a result of the survey findings, PRP has improved its communications with victims of such crimes.

Councillor Starr requested assistance in determining the costs related to motor vehicle accidents when police time related to filing charges and attending court are considered, and requested a break down of the 19,000 reportable motor vehicle accidents in 2011 to indicate how many involved property damage and/or injury.

In response to a question from Councillor Crombie, Acting Chief Tetzlaff stated that the Premier of Ontario has made it clear that he does not support the retention of the Long Gun Registry data.

Councillor Palleschi requested that PRP notify residents when conducting Tactical Team training exercises in residential areas.

Councillor Saito suggested that the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee should continue advocating for adequate mental health resources, noting that the issue has many community implications.

b) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management Recognizing Trevor Barton, Supervisor, Program Planning, with the Certificate of Appreciation from Stewardship Ontario for his Contributions to their Municipal Employees' Training on Blue Box Program

Received 2012-1044

Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, recognized Trevor Barton, Supervisor, Program Planning, Waste Management for receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Stewardship Ontario for his outstanding contribution as an instructor for the Ontario Blue Box Recycler Training Program. Norman Lee noted that Trevor Barton trained over 120 municipal staff from 87 Ontario municipalities on promotion and education and policy planning and implementation.

Members of Regional Council commended Trevor Barton for bringing acclaim to the Region of Peel and congratulated him for receiving this esteemed recognition.

c) Tara L. Piurko, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP, on behalf of Morguard Investments Limited, Regarding an Application to Add Family Day to the List of Exempted Statutory Holidays for the Bramalea City Centre under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2012-1045

See also Resolutions 2012-1046 to 2012-1048 inclusive

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

Tara Piurko, Partner, McCarthy Tetrault, LLP, on behalf of Morguard Investments Limited, requested that Council suspend study requirements and posting of notice requirements for the Bramalea City Centre (BCC) application to add Family Day to the list of exempted Statutory Holidays under the Retail Business Holidays Act. In order to meet the notice requirement, over 600 notices would need to be posted throughout the mall. She noted that the BCC went through the application process in 2011 and complied with all notice requirements at that time and that Family Day was included in the original application.

Councillor Miles indicated her support for the request, noting that the BCC is one of the large economic engines in Brampton and it is very much a part of the community. She stated that in light of other malls in the Region of Peel being permitted to open on Family Day, it would be an unfair disadvantage to the BCC if they were not permitted to open.

Councillor Palleschi noted that it was well publicized that the BCC would be closed on Family Day and that full public notice should be provided if a further application will be considered.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the request of Morguard Investments Limited for a partial suspension of the procedural requirements of By-law 18-1999 be approved.

Councillor Palleschi requested the following amendment to the motion.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the motion related to a partial suspension of procedural requirements of By-law 18-1999 be amended to include the following:

“With the exception that posting of notice at store locations be retained”.

Carried 2012-1046

See also Resolutions 2012-1045, 2012-1047 and 2012-1048

The main motion, as amended, was voted upon.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the request of Morguard Investments Limited for a partial suspension of the procedural requirements of By-law 18-1999 be approved, with the exception that posting of notice at store locations be retained.

Carried 2012-1047

See also Resolutions 2012-1045, 2012-1046 and 2012-1048

Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-A1 was dealt with.

PW-A. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PW-A1. Morguard Investments Limited (Bramalea City Centre) - Application for Family Day Opening and Request to Suspend Certain Requirements of the Application Procedure

Received 2012-1048

See also Resolutions 2012-1045 to 2012-1047 inclusive

d) Alan Young, Senior Associate, Weston Consulting and Sagar Aggarwal, Resident, City of Vaughan, Requesting Sanitary Servicing Connection for a Proposed Truck Stop and Truck Car Wash on the East Side of Highway 50, South of Mayfield Road

Received 2012-1049

See also Resolution 2012-1050

Alan Young, Senior Associate, Weston Consulting, on behalf of Sagar Aggarwal, Landowner, requested that his client’s property located on the east side of Highway 50 in the Region of York, be permitted to connect to the Region of Peel sanitary sewer. He noted the property is zoned for a truck stop however, the site is not located within the City of Vaughan’s urban area and will not be connected to municipal services for several years.

Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-F4 was dealt with.

PW-A. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F4. Alan Young, Senior Associate, Weston Consulting, Letter dated September 13, 2012, Regarding 10901 Highway 50 – East Side of Highway 50, North of Nashville Road and South of Mayfield Road, City of Vaughan

Referred to Public Works for a report back to Regional Council 2012-1050

See also Resolution 2012-1049

Councillor Sprovieri stated that he had no objection to the request for connection to the Region’s sanitary sewer but noted that the subject property is surrounded by a large area of industrial lands. He requested that the report from staff clarify whether those lands will ultimately have access to Peel’s sanitary sewer under the existing agreement with the Region of York or if access will need to be negotiated.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Councillor Morrison to include information related to the proposed location of GTA West Corridor, as it relates to the subject application.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Councillor Palleschi to address the properties to the north and south of the area and how they will be dealt with should the request for sanitary sewer connection be granted.

e) Annette Cyr, Chair, Melanoma Network of Canada, Regarding the Need for a Tanning Bed By-law to Ban the Use of Tanning Beds for those Under 18 Years of Age

Received 2012-1051

See also Resolutions 2012-1052, 2012-1122 and 2012-1127

Annette Cyr, Chair, Melanoma Network of Canada, stated that the Melanoma Network of Canada is advocating on behalf of youth across the country for by-laws restricting access by youth to tanning beds, noting that long term ultraviolet (UV) exposure leads to skin cancer. She encouraged Regional Council to adopt the report of the Commissioner of Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health listed as Item HE-A3 on the agenda.

Councillor Crombie noted that the province is considering implementing legislation regarding the use of tanning beds, however in her opinion, municipalities are better positioned to enforce such restrictions.

Item 5i was dealt with.

i) Mary Jane Hanley, Public Issues Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society, Providing the Canadian Cancer Society’s Supportive Views on Municipal By-laws to Restrict a Minor’s Use of Tanning Beds in Ontario

Received 2012-1052

See also Resolutions 2012-1051, 2012-1122 and 2012-1127

Mary Jane Hanley, Public Issues Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society, indicated her support for restricting access by youth to tanning beds, noting that there is a lot of misinformation regarding the effects of UV exposure. She noted that skin cancers account for one-third of cancers diagnosed in Canada.

Councillor Crombie suggested that advocates for provincial legislation should request that the proposed legislation include wording to confirm that if another Act contains more restrictive provisions, that the more restrictive provisions shall prevail.

Councillor Crombie noted that the tanning bed industry is advocating for parental consent for the use of tanning beds by youth and inquired as to the delegate’s position on such a requirement. Mary Jane Hanley stated that a requirement for parental consent would not be effective due to the amount of misinformation about the effects of exposure. She noted that indoor tanning provides five times the exposure of the sun.

k) Kevin Pacheco, Owner, Beachin Tan Inc., Providing a Perspective from Tanning Salon Operators in Favour of an Under 18 Parental Consent Requirement for the Use of Tanning Beds in Ontario

This item was withdrawn under Resolution 2012-1041

Items Related to Human Services were dealt with.

6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor P. Palleschi

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. The Region of Peel’s Response to the Province of Ontario’s Discussion Paper: “Modernizing Child Care in Ontario”

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the responses of the Region of Peel's Human Services Department and Health Services Department to the Province of Ontario's Discussion Paper: "Modernizing Child Care in Ontario", as contained in Appendix I and II of the report of the Commissioners of Human Services and Health Services, dated September 4, 2012, titled “The Region of Peel’s Response to the Province of Ontario’s Discussion Paper: “Modernizing Child Care in Ontario”, be approved.

Carried 2012-1053

Councillor Miles commended staff for preparing an excellent response to the Province of Ontario’s Discussion Paper: “Modernizing Child Care in Ontario” and suggested that the response include Peel-specific statistics with respect to children with special needs and the need for more resources.

Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, advised that the submission date for responses has expired and committed to include Peel statistics in future feedback.


HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Creditview & Eglinton – Operating Model

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That Regional staff be authorized to negotiate an Operation and Management Agreement with Wisma Mega Indah Incorporated (Wisma) for the operation and management of the Creditview / Eglinton Affordable Housing Project for a period of twenty (20) years, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that upon the completion of successful negotiations, the Regional Clerk be authorized to execute the Operation and Management Agreement with Wisma Mega Indah Incorporated, together with such further ancillary documents that may be required, in form satisfactory to the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the authorized signing officers of Wisma Mega Indah Incorporated be granted, by means of the operation and management agreement, the authority to execute any agreements and ancillary documents required for the operation, maintenance and management of the Creditview/Eglinton Affordable Housing Project on behalf of the Region of Peel, the landlord of the project, including but not limited to any residential tenancy agreements, and to act as an agent of the landlord in respect to all operational, maintenance and management matters arising from these agreements, in accordance with the terms set forth in the operation and management agreement signed with the Region of Peel for the Creditview/Eglinton Affordable Housing Project.

Carried 2012-1054

Councillor McCallion expressed concern with the aesthetics of the Peel Living building located at Creditview and Eglinton noting that it is not in keeping with the character of other Peel Living buildings. She also questioned the appropriateness of including five bedroom suites in the building and requested that Councillor Palleschi visit the site.

Councillor Palleschi undertook to visit the site and determine if façade treatments and additional landscaping could be considered.

Councillor Mullin inquired if staff from the City of Mississauga were involved in the site plan approval process.

Councillor McFadden inquired how many accessible units are available in the building.

Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, advised that approximately 10 per cent of the units should be accessible and that the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) has reviewed the building plans.

Janet Menard noted that the building was constructed to maximize the planning density and that City of Mississauga staff were involved throughout the process, including granting site plan approval.

With respect to five bedroom suites, Janet Menard stated that staff managing the affordable housing waitlist identified a need for larger units to meet the needs of Peel’s diverse ethnic community who are accustomed to multi-family dwellings.

Councillor Morrison requested that staff report back to a future meeting of Regional Council on the feasibility of increasing the number of accessible units from 10 per cent to 40 per cent, in order to address the overall need for accessible housing.

HS-B2. Peel Youth Village and Acorn Community Programs – Document 2012-347P

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the contract (Document 2012-347P) for the provision of Peel Youth Village and Acorn Community Programs be awarded to Supportive Housing In Peel (SHIP) in the estimated amount of $2,341,402 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that authority be given to award the contract for four additional twelve month periods, based on satisfactory service, performance, and pricing, in an amount not to exceed the approved operating budgets for Human Services for the Peel Youth Village and Acorn Community Programs for each optional period;

And further, that authority be given to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements to the limit of the Human Services approved program operating budgets for the Peel Youth Village and Acorn Community Programs where actual annual requirements exceed the estimates.

Carried 2012-1055

Items Related to Management were dealt with.

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. 2011 Census Data Release: Population, Dwelling Counts, Age and Sex
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning and Ron Jaros, Manager, Research and Information, Integrated Planning

Received 2012-1056

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

Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning and Ron Jaros, Manager, Research and Information, presented findings from the 2011 Census which revealed that the Region of Peel population grew by 137,359 people between 2006 and 2011; its residents are the youngest in the Greater Toronto Area; it has the second highest proportion of children aged 0 – 4 years, and; has the lowest proportion of seniors aged over 65.

Councillor McCallion expressed concern with the Census return rate of 65 per cent, noting that the return rate was much higher when participation was mandatory and that the data arising from the voluntary census is not as reliable.

Ron Jaros stated that the voluntary Census costs $20 million more to administer than the mandatory Census; noting that the voluntary forms are sent to one in three people, whereas the mandatory version was sent to one in five people.

Councillor McCallion stated that efforts should be made, to implement a mandatory Census and requested that staff determine if the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) plan to respond to the issue and report back to Regional Council with the findings.

Regional Chair Kolb suggested that staff report back in June, 2013, once the remaining 2011 Census data has been released.

Councillor Fonseca stated that the timing of the release of data is a concern for FCM as municipalities are unable to plan funding requests for federal programs without the census data.

MA-A2. 2012 Financial Control By-law Compliance Update – June 2012

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

Whereas the Financial Control By-law requires that staff report to Council twice per year on certain activity related to budget and reserve management;

And whereas, the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated August 23, 2012, titled “Financial Control By-law Compliance Update – June 2012” provides the detail on activity related to the budget and reserve management, as required by the Financial Control By-law, for the period ending June 30, 2012, with recommendations;

Therefore be it resolved,

  1. That the one per cent capital infrastructure adjustment as approved in the 2012 Budget be allocated to the Tax Supported Capital reserves as outlined in the subject report;

  2. That the financing for the VCOM Project 11-9044 in Public Works be adjusted to appropriately align the funding sources as outlined in the subject report;

  3. That the expenses related to work requested and funded by an independent developer on the Mississauga Road Local Improvement Project 10-2791 be reallocated to a new project as outlined in the subject report;

  4. That the budget increase of $300,000 for Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) Watermain Repair and Replacement Project 09-1346S funded from the CFSR Water Reserve R0241 be approved as outlined in the subject report;

  5. That $268,237 in the Aqua Peel deferred revenue account be transferred to the Aqua Peel Replacement Reserve R2318 as outlined in the subject report.

Carried 2012-1057

MA-A3. Update on the Service Strategy Business Plan with Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services dated August 14, 2012 titled “Update on the Service Strategy Business Plan with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)” be forwarded to the Chief Administrative Officers of CVC and TRCA, for information.

Carried 2012-1058

MA-A4. 2013 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the 2013 Regional Council and Committee meeting schedule, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services dated August 14, 2012, titled “2013 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule”, be approved.

Carried 2012-1059

Councillor Mullin requested that delegations not be included on the agenda when Regional Council is scheduled to consider the 2013 Budget. She further requested that the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services provide area municipal staff with the schedule for the 2013 Budget meetings.

Regional Chair Kolb noted that an additional Regional Council Budget meeting will be scheduled for December 7, 2012.

MA-A5. Pre-Payment of Development Charges

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-1099

MA-A6. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2012-6) meeting held on August 28, 2012

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2012-6) meeting held on August 28, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-1060

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-14-2012:

That the agenda for the August 28, 2012, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2012-1061

3. PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

a. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2012-4) meeting held on April 24, 2012

Received 2012-1062

4. COMMUNICATIONS

a. cbc.ca, CBC News Article dated May 2, 2012, titled “Parents with Disabilities Want Support, Not Stigma”

Received 2012-1063

See also Resolutions 2012-1064 and 2012-1065

b. cbc.ca, CBC News Article dated May 2, 2012, titled “Disabled Parents Treated Same as Others, Peel CAS Says”

Received 2012-1064

See also Resolutions 2012-1063 and 2012-1065

c. ctv.ca, CTV News Article dated May 2, 2012, titled “Disabled Couple Fights for Right to Care for Newborn Son”

Received 2012-1065

See also Resolutions 2012-1063 and 2012-1064

d. Disability News Asia, News Article dated May 21, 2012, titled “Chinese with Disabilities Enjoy E-commerce Boom”

Received 2012-1066

e. The Globe and Mail, News Article dated May 27, 2012, titled “Canada’s Demographic ‘Golden Age’ Coming to an End”

Received 2012-1067

f. ARCH Disability Law Centre, News Article dated May 31, 2012, titled “Blind Canadians Applaud Decision of the Federal Court of Appeal Finding that Federal Government Breached Charter Rights”

Received 2012-1068

g. Region of Peel INcare (Inclusive Practices in Child Care) Newsletter, Spring 2012, Issue 3

Received 2012-1069

h. Carol Reid, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s, Region of Peel, Letter dated July 6, 2012, Regarding Region of Peel Official Plan Amendment 26 – Notice of Adoption

Received 2012-1070

5. DELEGATIONS

a. Keith Ward, Secretary, Jasinski Legacy Non-Profit Residences Inc., Presenting Accessibility Features and the Use of Regional Design Guidelines for the Villa Polonia Project, a Non-Profit Housing Project under Construction in Brampton

Received 2012-1071

b. Kassondra Stockman, Specialist, Emergency Management, Providing an Update on the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation as it Relates to Emergency Management

Received 2012-1072

6. REPORTS

a. Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Monthly Update (May)

Received 2012-1073

b. Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Monthly Update (June)

Received 2012-1074

c. Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Monthly Update (July/August) (Oral)
Update by Aretha Adams, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Region of Peel

Received 2012-1075

d. Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member Updates

Received 2012-1076

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a. Follow-up on Outstanding Items (Oral)

Received 2012-1077

MA-A7. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2012-3) meeting held on September 6, 2012

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2012-3) meeting held on September 6, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-1078

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-6-2012:

That the agenda for the September 6, 2012, Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2012-1079

3. DELEGATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Greenlands Securement Program 2013 Budget

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-7-2012:

That the annual contribution to the Greenlands Securement Reserve R0221 remain unchanged at $750,000 for the 2013 Budget;

And further, that the $250,000 increase recommended for the 2012 Budget as part of the 2011 budget presentation, be deferred for consideration as part of the 2014 Budget.

Approved 2012-1080

b) Town of Caledon Land Dedication Policies and Remuneration in the Greenlands Securement Program

Received 2012-1081

MA-A8. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2012-3) meeting held on September 13, 2012

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Audit Committee (AC-2012-3) meeting held on September 13, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-1082

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-5-2012:

That the agenda for the September 13, 2012 Audit Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2012-1083

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Long Term Care Audit
Presentation by Jennifer Weinman, Acting Director, Internal Audit & Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long Term Care

Received 2012-1084

b) Deloitte 2012 Audit Service Plan
Presentation by Trevor Ferguson, Partner and Lilian Cheung, Manager, Deloitte & Touche

Received 2012-1085


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2012-4) meeting held on September 6, 2012

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2012-4) meeting held on September 6, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-1086

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-8-2012:

That the agenda for the September 6, 2012 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2012-1087

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Brad Butt, Member of Parliament, Mississauga-Streetsville, Regarding Opportunities for Collaboration on Issues within the Mississauga-Streetsville Riding

Received 2012-1088

4. REPORTS

a) 2012 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference Update (Oral)
Discussion led by Allan Thompson, Chair, Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee

Received 2012-1089

See also Resolution 2012-1090

b) Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s (AMO) 2012 Annual Conference

Received 2012-1090

See also Resolution 2012-1089

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

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

Received 2012-1091

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Draft Fall 2012 MP/MPP Advocacy Update

Received 2012-1092


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Gary Wilkins, Humber Watershed Specialist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Letter dated August 14, 2012, Regarding Resolution #A134/12 in Regard to the Heritage Tourism Trail Planning and First Nations Cultural Centre

Received 2012-1093

Additional Item – Item MA-C2:

MA-C2. Chris Atkins, Smart Centres, Letter dated September 26, 2012, Regarding Brampton (Northeast) Shopping Centres Limited Pre-Payment of Development Charges

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-1098

Regional Council recessed at 12:19 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:01 p.m.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; P. Foley¨; C. Fonseca; S. Hames; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney¨; H. McCallion¨; S. McFadden; G. Miles*; M. Morrison¨; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi¨; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson¨; R. Whitehead*
     
  Members Absent: S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; N. Iannicca; E. Moore, due to vacation; J. Tovey
     
  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; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator


Delegations – Items 5f, 5g, 5j and 5l were dealt with.

5. DELEGATIONS

f) Blair Wolk, Vice President, Orlando Corporation, Regarding Pre-Payment of Development Charges

Received 2012-1094

See also Resolutions 2012-1095 to 2012-1099 inclusive

Council Whitehead arrived at 1:03 p.m.

Blair Wolk, Vice President, Orlando Corporation, requested that Regional Council consider authorizing a pre-payment agreement for industrial and office projects where project conditions meet the intent of the proposed pre-payment of Development Charges (DC)criteria but fall outside of the prescribed dates. He advised that applications for site plan approval for two industrial buildings in Brampton were significantly delayed due to planning issues outside of the control of Orlando Corporation. Blair Wolk stated that a lease agreement was entered into with a client of a large office building that could be jeopardized by the prescribed dates in the proposed pre-payment agreement which ultimately could result in a loss of DC’s and municipal tax revenue .

g) Scott Arbuckle, Associate, IBI Group, Regarding Pre-Payment of Development Charges

Received 2012-1095

See also Resolutions 2012-1094 and 2012-1096 to 2012-1099 inclusive

Scott Arbuckle, Associate, IBI Group, stated that the planned timelines for two projects in the Town of Caledon did not submit a site plan application by October 2011, because the Town of Caledon does not take long to process site plan applications and the related building permit applications were filed concurrently. He requested that the proposed transition dates for site plan approval applications and building permit issuance be revised.

j) Darren Steedman, Vice President, Brasun Developments, Regarding Pre-Payment of Development Charges

Received 2012-1096

See also Resolutions 2012-1094, 2012-1095 and 2012-1097 to 2012-1099 inclusive

Darren Steedman, Vice President, Brasun Developments, requested relief from the Development Charges prescribed dates to enable the pre-payment of DCs related to a retail development in the City of Brampton for which site plan submission occurred subsequent to October, 2011.

Additional Item – Item 5l:

l) Jim Levac, Senior Associate, Weston Consulting Group Inc., Regarding Other Non-Residential Development Charges Pre-Payment Option Criteria

Received 2012-1097

See also Resolutions 2012-1094 to 2012-1096 inclusive, 2012-1098 and 2012-1099

Jim Levac, Senior Consultant, Weston Consulting Group Inc., stated that site plan applications for a retail development were submitted after October, 2011 and that it is expected that building permits would be obtained by January 2013. He noted that unique issues were associated with the application and requested that the transition provision date of October 2011 be amended to the end of the first quarter of 2012.

Items Related to Management – Item MA-C2 and MA-A5 were dealt with.

Additional Item – Item MA-C2:

MA-C2. Chris Atkins, Smart Centres, Letter dated September 26, 2012, Regarding Brampton (Northeast) Shopping Centres Limited Pre-Payment of Development Charges

Received 2012-1098

See also Resolutions 2012-1041 and 2012-1094 to 2012-1097 inclusive and 2012-1099

Councillor Miles arrived at 1:24 p.m.

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A5. Pre-Payment of Development Charges

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated September 19, 2012, titled “Pre-payment of Development Charges”, be received;

And further, that the criteria date for issuance of a building permit be extended from January 18, 2013 to January 31, 2013.

Carried 2012-1099

See also Resolutions 2012-1094 to 2012-1098 inclusive

Councillor Palleschi inquired why October 2011 was chosen as the transition deadline for site plan applications and suggested that more flexibility is required in establishing the deadline.

Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner, Corporate Services, stated that the October 2011 date was chosen because it is the date when the principles of development were firmly established and communicated to the development industry.

Councillor Palleschi requested that the proposed deadline of January 18, 2013 for obtaining building permits be extended to January 31, 2013. He further suggested that the deadline of October 2011 for the submission of site plan applications be removed to allow any application in process to qualify for the pre-payment of DCs, provided that building permits are obtained by January 31, 2013.

Councillor McCallion expressed her support for amending the building permit issuance date to January 31, 2013 but expressed concern about removing the deadline associated with site plan applications. She cautioned that any pre-payment exemptions granted should be based on certified information provided by the applicants and the municipality.

Norma Trim advised that pre-payment agreements must be entered into prior to the expiration of the existing Development Charges By-law and that the requirements described by Councillor McCallion are included in the existing process.

Councillor Morrison stated that the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) would have opportunity to utilize her discretion in approving requests for pre-payment of Development Charges, noting that it is her job to protect the Region of Peel and its assets. She indicated her support for a revised date of January 31, 2013.

Patrick O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, confirmed that the Chief Financial Officer is authorized to use her discretion in approving requests for pre-payment, under the provisions of the Development Charges By-law, however, feedback from Regional Council is requested with respect to the proposed criteria. He noted that at the September 13, 2012 Regional Council meeting, Council indicated that where there are unusual planning issues outside of an applicant’s control and are on the verge of receiving building permits, that consideration be given to allowing the pre-payment of Development Charges, using established criteria. He stated that every time a proposed transition date is moved forward, the Region of Peel is exposed to loss of revenue.


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor P. Palleschi

Items Related to Human Services were dealt with under Resolutions 2012-1053 to 2012-1055 inclusive

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

Items Related to Management were dealt with under Resolutions 2012-1056 to 2012-1093 inclusive, 2012-1098 and 2012-1099

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PW-A1. Morguard Investments Limited (Bramalea City Centre) - Application for Family Day Opening and Request to Suspend Certain Requirements of the Application Procedure

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-1048


PW-B. OPERATIONS SUPPORT

PW-B1. Water Billing Process for Managing Customer Concerns about Large Water and Wastewater Bills

Received 2012-1100

Councillor Palleschi departed at 2:06 p.m., due to other municipal business.

PW-B2. Water Efficiency Strategy

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the 2012 Water Efficiency Strategy to encourage the efficient use of water by residents and businesses of Peel, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated July 12, 2012, titled “Water Efficiency Strategy”, be endorsed.

Carried 2012-1101


PW-C. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-C1. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2012-3) meeting held on September 6, 2012

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2012-3) meeting held on September 6, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-1102

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-10-2012:

That the agenda for the September 6, 2012 Waste Management Committee meeting include an additional communication from Regional Councillor Chris Fonseca providing comments to the Bi-Weekly Garbage Collection Pilot Project, to be dealt with under Items Related to Communications – Item 5c;

And further, that the agenda for the September 6, 2012 Waste Management Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2012-1103

See also Resolution 2012-1106

3. DELEGATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Algonquin Power Energy-From-Waste

RECOMMENDATION WM-11-2012:

Whereas the Region of Peel has environmental controls under the Waste Supply Agreement with Algonquin Power Energy-From-Waste Inc. (the “Agreement”);

And whereas, the Agreement as extended will expire on October 31, 2012;

And whereas, the Region of Peel’s environmental controls duplicate controls available to the Ontario Ministry of Environment (“MOE”);

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel waive the requirement under Section 17.5 of the Agreement that requires Algonquin Power to give the Region of Peel, following the expiry of the Agreement, the same environmental controls over the Algonquin Power Energy-From-Waste Facility (the “Facility”) as are contained in the Agreement.

Approved 2012-1104

b) Update on Bi-Weekly Garbage Collection Pilot
Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2012-1105

See also Resolution 2012-1106

Item 5c was dealt with.

5. COMMUNICATIONS

c) Chris Fonseca, Regional Councillor, City of Mississauga, Ward 3, E-mail dated September 5, 2012, Providing Comments Regarding the Bi-Weekly Garbage Collection Pilot Project

Received 2012-1106

See also Resolutions 2012-1103 and 2012-1105

4. REPORTS

c) Update Regarding the Long Term Waste Disposal Solution (Oral)
Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2012-1107

See also Resolutions 2012-1109 and 2012-1111

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Jonathan Spencer, Executive Director, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), Letter dated June 20, 2012, Commending Region of Peel Staff for their Outstanding Efforts Towards the OES E-Waste Program

Received 2012-1108

b) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Public Works, Project/Issue Update dated August 27, 2012, Regarding Long Term Waste Disposal Solution

Received 2012-1109

See also Resolutions 2012-1107 and 2012-1111

Additional Item – Item 5c:

c) Chris Fonseca, Regional Councillor, City of Mississauga, Ward 3, E-mail dated September 5, 2012, Providing Comments Regarding the Bi-Weekly Garbage Collection Pilot Project

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-1106

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a) Region of Peel Eco-Stations at the Brampton Wingfest 2012 (Oral)

Received 2012-1110

PW-C2. Update Regarding Long Term Waste Disposal Option (Oral)
Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2012-1111

See also Resolutions 2012-1107 and 2012-1109

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

Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, stated that in order to obtain funding under the P3 Canada fund for the Region of Peel’s long term waste disposal, a business case must be submitted to P3 Canada. He advised that staff would be presenting the business case to Regional Council for approval before the end of 2012. Norman Lee further stated that the preliminary findings of the business case and proposed directions on the long term waste disposal facility will be discussed at the October 4, 2012 Waste Management Committee meeting and he invited all members of Regional Council to attend the meeting.

Councillor Whitehead urged caution about entering into a “rent-to-money” concept noting that it would put the Region of Peel in a difficult financial situation. The Director of Waste Management was requested by Councillor Whitehead to report back to Regional Council with information on the analysis of the “rent-to-money” concept and its potential implications to the Region of Peel.

Councillor Paterak requested that Regional staff consider including the potential sale of steam and hydro into the proposed business case and suggested that a tour of a modern mass burn facility for interested members of Regional Council would be appropriate.

The Director of Waste Management was requested by Councillor McCallion to report back to Regional Council with information related to the Durham-York Energy-from-Waste Facility contract and how it was managed.


PW-D. WASTEWATER

PW-D1. Caledon Groundwater Treatment Facility Upgrades – Professional Engineering Services, Capital Project 08-6510, Document Number 2010-569N – Town of Caledon, Ward 1

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the contract (Document 2010-569N) for the Caledon Groundwater Treatment Facility (GWTF) Upgrades between the Region of Peel and Stantec Consulting Ltd., be extended to provide additional engineering services in the amount of $150,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 08-6510, for a total commitment of $337,014 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2012-1112


PW-E. WATER

PW-E1. Driveway Restoration Service in the Execution of Water Infrastructure Repair or Replacement

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the Region of Peel continue with the current driveway restoration service that is provided after the repair or replacement of water infrastructure;

And further, that the current driveway restoration service be developed as a formal policy.

Carried 2012-1113

PW-E2. Professional Engineering Services for Wastewater Pumping Station Control Upgrades, Capital Project 08-2912, Document Number 2012-292P

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the contract (Document 2012-292P) for the Professional Engineering Services for Wastewater Pumping Station Control Upgrades be awarded to Cole Engineering Group Ltd. in the estimated amount of $332,760 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2012-1114

PW-E3. Engineering Services for the Detailed Design and Contract Administration for the Victoria Feedermains, Mayfield Road Subtransmission Mains and Local Distribution Works – Capital Projects 10-1210, 12-1140, 12-1185, 12-1186, 12-1260 and 12-1261, Document Number 2012-382P – City of Brampton, Wards 2, 6 and 9; and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the contract (Document 2012-382P) for detailed design and contract administration of the Victoria Feedermains, Mayfield Road Subtransmission Mains, and Local Distribution Works be awarded to Cole Engineering Group Ltd. in the estimated amount of $5,965,248 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 10-1210, 12-1140, 12-1185, 12-1186, 12-1260 and 12-1261, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2012-1115

PW-E4. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for the Victoria Reservoir, Capital Project 10-1966, Document Number 2012-329P – Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the contract (Document 2012-329P) for professional engineering services for detailed design and contract administration for the Victoria Reservoir be awarded to Cima+, Engineering Consultants, in the estimated amount of $3,748,195 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 10-1966, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2012-1116


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO, Metrolinx, Letter dated August 13, 2012, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated May 3, 2012, Regarding “Peel Region Moving into Action – Goods Movement Strategic Plan 2012-2016”

Received 2012-1117

PW-F2. Lynn Dollin, Chair, South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee, Letter dated August 27, 2012, Regarding the Second Formal Consultation on Draft Proposed Source Protection Plan and Explanatory Document Deadline for Comments Pursuant to Clean Water Act, 2006, Ontario Regulation 287/07

Received 2012-1118

See also Resolution 2012-1119

PW-F3. Pat Mullin, Chair, Credit Valley Source Protection Authority and Gerri Lynn O’Connor, Chair, Toronto and Region Source Protection Authority, Letter dated September 7, 2012, Regarding Final Consultation on the CTC Proposed Source Protection Plan Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 2006, Ontario Regulation 287/07

Received 2012-1119

See also Resolution 2012-1118

PW-F4. Alan Young, Senior Associate, Weston Consulting, Letter dated September 13, 2012, Regarding 10901 Highway 50 – East Side of Highway 50, North of Nashville Road and South of Mayfield Road, City of Vaughan

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-1050

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

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2009/2010

Received 2012-1120

HE-A2. Public Health Accountability Agreement: New Performance Indicators

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the performance indicators and their targets outlined in Public Health Accountability Amending Amendment Number 4, be approved;

And further, that a commentary be forwarded to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), addressing funding issues that will continue to impact Peel Public Health’s ability to meet Ontario Public Health Standards and achieve specific performance targets.

Carried 2012-1121

Councillor McCallion departed at 2:36 p.m.

HE-A3. Restricting the Use of Commercial Indoor Tanning Equipment by Minors

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That a by-law to regulate the use of commercial tanning equipment, including a prohibition for persons under 18 years of age, be presented for enactment;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health, dated August 15, 2012, titled “Restricting the Use of Commercial Indoor Tanning Equipment by Minors” and accompanying by-law be forwarded to the Region’s three area municipalities to request that area municipal Councils enact business licensing requirements for tanning facilities.

Carried 2012-1122

See also Resolutions 2012-1051, 2012-1052 and 2012-1127

HE-A4. Public Health Provincial Funding Update

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the 13.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) contract staff approved on February 25, 2010, in a report titled “Low-Income Dental Program for Youth (Healthy Smiles Ontario)” and on December 20, 2010 in a report titled “One-Time Funding for the Food Safety Program”, be adjusted to the 2012 staffing complement as a result of the funding shifting from one time to base.

Carried 2012-1123

Councillor Mahoney departed at 2:40 p.m.

HE-A5. Parenting In Peel Facebook Page (Oral)
Demonstration by Serena Dharani, Public Health Nurse and Eileen Viloria-Tan, Family Health Supervisor

Received 2012-1124

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

Serena Dharani, Public Health Nurse and Eileen Viloria-Tan, Family Health Supervisor, presented the Parenting in Peel Facebook page. The page provides an interactive forum for citizens to engage with each other and professionals about health topics and will raise awareness of programs and services and provide credible health information to the community.

Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, noted that social media is a cost effective way to reach more people in an interactive manner.

Several Members of Regional Council commended staff for launching a modern communication tool that will help ease feelings of isolation that new mothers often experience.

HE-A6. Health in Peel: Communicable Disease, 2006-2010
Presentation by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Associate Medical Officer of Health

Received 2012-1125

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

Dr. Eileen De Villa, Associate Medical Officer of Health, presented highlights from the Health In Peel: Communicable Disease 2006 – 2010 report, noting that the top five reportable diseases in the Region of Peel were Chlamydia infections; Gonorrhoea; Hepatitis C; Salmonellosis, and; Campylobacteriosis. She noted that vaccine preventable disease rates are low largely due to the success of immunization programs; rates of disease acquired through travel are high in Peel, and; antibiotics resistance is an emerging issue in the Region of Peel and nationally.

Councillor Mullin acknowledged the leadership of Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer in Health, in developing a process and a strategy for updating school immunization records.

In response to a question from Councillor Morrison, Dr. De Villa advised that the Region of Peel is not a high risk area for Lyme disease.


HE-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-B1. Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter to Dr. David Mowat, dated August 3, 2012, Regarding the Reconvening of the Funding Review Working Group to Complete the Work on the Provincial Funding Model for Public Health Units

Received 2012-1126


7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 85-2012: A by-law to regulate commercial tanning facilities within the municipality.

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
85-2012, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2012-1127

See also Resolutions 2012-1051, 2012-1052 and 2012-1122


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 8a:

a) Email Regarding a Proposed Meeting with Federal and Provincial Representatives Regarding Fluoride (As requested by Councillor Sprovieri)

Received 2012-1128

See also Resolutions 2012-1041 and 2012-1129

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the Regional Chair write to the provincial and federal departments of Health, on behalf of Regional Council, to invite Ministerial designates to a round-table discussion on the subject of water fluoridation in the Region of Peel;

And further, that a copy of the correspondence be shared with the Concerned Residents of Peel;

And further, that should no designates be able to attend, the Regional Chair send any questions on the water fluoridation issue submitted in writing by the Concerned Residents of Peel or Regional Councillors, to the provincial and federal departments of Health, for response;

And further, that copies of the subject communications be sent to all Peel-area Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament, to encourage their participation in identifying the appropriate federal and provincial designates to meet with Regional representatives and the Concerned Residents of Peel on the water fluoridation issue.

Carried 2012-1129

See also Resolutions 2012-1041 and 2012-1128

Councillor Mullin inquired if, in light of both the Provincial and Federal Minister of Health and Long Term Care declining an invitation to a roundtable discussion on water fluoridation with other relevant stakeholders, the Regional Chair would be sending another letter requesting staff designates for the Ministers be apointed to meet in their place.

Councillor Morrison departed at 3:10 p.m., due to other municipal business.
Councillor Thompson departed at 3:10 p.m., due to other municipal business.

Councillor Sprovieri suggested that, should another response come back declining the invitation, that the fluoride related questions of the Concerned Residents of Peel be sent to the Provincial and Federal Governments. Regional Chair Kolb responded that the residents may submit questions to his office for inclusion in a letter as an alternative measure to a meeting with provincial and federal representatives.

Councillor Foley departed at 3:12 p.m., due to other municipal business.


9. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

• September 13, 2012 Closed Session Report

1. Approval of Minutes

a) September 13, 2012 Regional Council Closed Session Report

Received 2012-1130


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Hames;

That By-law 86-2012 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on September 27, 2012, 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 the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2012-1131


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:17 p.m.

K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair