February 14 , 2013 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
February 14, 2013

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:59 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Whitehead recited the prayer.

     
  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; S. McFadden; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi¨; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: S. Hames, due to a personal matter; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; J. Tovey, 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; P. Dundas, Acting 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; J. Schwartz, Acting Legislative Assistant

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) January 24, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on January 24, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2013-105


4.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the agenda for the February 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting include an additional item regarding Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application under the Retail Business Holidays Act, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8a;

And further, that the agenda for the February 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2013-106

See also Resolution 2013-125


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Eleanor McMahon, Founder Chief Executive Officer, Share the Road Cycling Coalition (SRCC), Regarding the Collaborative Efforts by SRCC, the Region of Peel and its Area Municipalities in Organizing the Walk N' Roll Peel Summit and the Public Forum held January 18 and 19, 2013

Received 2013-107

See also Resolution 2013-108

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

Wayne Chan, Manager, Transportation Planning, introduced Eleanor McMahon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Share the Road Cycling Coalition (SRCC). He advised that SRCC’s mission is to make Ontario the most bicycle friendly place in the world and to achieve their vision, they are involved in enhancing access for cyclists on roads and trails; improving cyclist safety, and; educating the public on the importance of cycling, healthy lifestyles and healthy communities.

Eleanor McMahon stated that SRCC is a provincial bicycling advocacy and policy organization that works with and on behalf of 5,000 stakeholders across the province through a network of local experts, municipal officials, advocates, public health, law enforcement, business and tourism officials.

Eleanor McMahon thanked Regional Chair Kolb, Regional Councillors, Region of Peel and area municipal staff for partnering with SRCC to deliver the Walk N’ Roll Peel Summit held on January 18 and 19, 2013. It provided opportunities for stakeholders to share current active transportation projects and initiatives, in an effort to identify joint efforts; provide professional development and education; and, establish the foundation for future partnerships.

Councillor Palleschi departed at 10:34 a.m., due to other municipal business.

Eleanor McMahon encouraged the Region of Peel and its area municipalities to lobby the provincial government for predictable, sustainable Active Transportation Funding and to ensure the province includes active transportation in eligibility for funding in the Budget 2013 infrastructure announcement. The Federal Active Transportation Coalition is also seeking active transportation eligibility for funding in the new federal Long Term Infrastructure Fund.

Councillor Morrison applauded the City of Mississauga for receiving the Bicycle Friendly Community – Bronze Designation by the SRCC, and noted that the Town of Caledon is reviewing the work done by the City of Mississauga.

Several members of Regional Council spoke to the need for the provincial and federal governments to recognize the need for infrastructure that supports active transportation that provides for the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The need for public education was also recognized by Regional Councillors, to promote active and healthy choices and the associated benefits to the environment and safety.

Councillor Miles requested that SRCC contact Brampton Safe City to explore potential partnerships.

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

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Active Transportation Implementation Progress Report 2012

Received 2013-108

See also Resolution 2013-107

b) Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco, Regarding the Peel Region Outdoor Smoking By-law

Received 2013-109

See also Resolutions 2013-110, 2013-111, 2013-122 to 2013-124 inclusive

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

Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco, congratulated the Region of Peel for considering a by-law that would reduce direct exposure to second-hand smoke in many outdoor settings and reduce the visibility and “normalcy” of smoking, especially around young people. He encouraged the Region of Peel to make restaurant and bar patios smoke-free, noting that outdoor tobacco smoke exposure can approach levels from smoking indoors and that several other Canadian jurisdictions have restricted smoking on hospitality patios.

Councillor Sprovieri highlighted the issue of students smoking on residential sidewalks around schools and the influence and impact it has on young children who see them and on neighbouring properties, and he inquired if open spaces around school sites could be included in the Smoke-Free By-law.

Michael Perley stated that it is important to work with school Principals, School Boards and School Parent Councils to develop rigorous in-school policies that includes help for students to quit smoking.

Councillor Sprovieri requested that the staff investigate whether smoke-free zones could be expanded to include areas around high schools in order to discourage students from smoking in front of people’s homes, and report to a future meeting of Regional Council with the findings.

c) Mary Jane Hanley, Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society, Providing Support for the Proposed Peel Region Outdoor Smoking By-law

Received 2013-110

See also Resolutions 2013-109, 2013-111, 2013-122 to 2013-124 inclusive

Mary Jane Hanley, Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society, stated that the Canadian Cancer Society supports the creation of outdoor smoke-free spaces including playgrounds, outdoor recreational facilities and municipal building entranceways. She noted that smoke-free spaces will further protect the health of the community by increasing protection against second-hand smoke, encouraging smokers to quit or cut back and decreasing negative role modelling for children.

In response to a question from Councillor Fennell, Patrick O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, advised that the Regional Smoke-Free By-law requires the consent of the three area municipalities and that area municipal staff have been supportive of integrating the enforcement of the Smoke-Free By-law.

Items Related to Health – Item HE-B1 was dealt with.

HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-B1. Prohibiting Smoking in Areas Where Children Play and at Entrances and Exits to Municipal Buildings and Facilities

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That a by-law to regulate smoking in areas where children play outdoors, and at entrances and exits to municipal buildings and facilities, be presented for enactment;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health, dated January 8, 2013, titled, “Prohibiting Smoking in Areas Where Children Play and at Entrances and Exits to Municipal Buildings and Facilities” and accompanying by-law be forwarded to the Region’s three area municipalities to request consent as required under the Municipal Act.

Councillor Paterak requested a recorded vote.

  In Favour: G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; N. Iannicca; K. Mahoney; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; R. Whitehead
  Total: 19
     
  Opposed: Nil
  Total: 0
     
  Absent: S. Hames; H. McCallion; S. McFadden; P. Palleschi; J. Tovey
  Total: 5

Carried 2013-111

See also Resolutions 2013-109, 2013-110 and 2013-122 to 2013-124 inclusive


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. HOUSING

HS-A1. Finalize Disbursement of Provincial Social Housing Capital Repair Funds

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the Commissioner of Human Services be authorized to enter into and execute letters of agreement, with participating housing providers, to finalize redeployment of $26,735 in residual funds from the provincial 2008 Social Housing Capital Repair Program.

Carried 2013-112


HS-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-B1. Carolyn Parrish, Resident, City of Mississauga, Letter dated February 3, 2013, Regarding the Creditvale Mills Housing Project Architectural Design

Received 2013-113

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Active Transportation Implementation Progress Report 2012

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-108


PW-B. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PW-B1. Response to a Request for Cross-Boundary Sanitary Sewer Connection at 10901 Highway 50 (Highway 50 and Countryside Drive/Nashville Road) – City of Vaughan

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the request of Mr. Sagar Aggarwal for a sanitary sewer connection from Peel Region for a Truck Stop proposal within the City of Vaughan, be declined;

And further, that staff continue to remain consistent with focusing on the servicing needs of Peel’s residents and business owners.

Carried 2013-114


PW-C. TRANSPORTATION

PW-C1. GTA West Environmental Assessment Study Transportation Development Strategy

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the comments contained in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated January 2, 2013 and titled “GTA West Environmental Assessment Study Transportation Development Strategy” be endorsed as the Region of Peel’s official response to the GTA West Transportation Development Strategy and submitted to the Ministry of Transportation as such;

And further, that the Minister of Transportation be requested to undertake Stage 2 of the GTA West Transportation Corridor Environmental Assessment in an expeditious manner, and work collaboratively with staff from the Region of Peel and its constituent municipalities in prioritizing the refinement of the corridor through the following areas: 1) Mayfield West; 2) Secondary Plan (SP) 47/South Albion-Bolton and 3) Northwest Brampton;


And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Regions of York and Halton, the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Vaughan, and the Towns of Caledon and Halton Hills for information.

Carried 2013-115

PW-C2. Status Update on Metrolinx Initiatives in Peel

Received 2013-116

PW-C3. Highway 50 Speed Limit and Bolton North Hill Traffic Safety Review - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) be reduced from 70 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour from 500 metres (1640 feet) north of Regional Road 9 to Columbia Way in the Town of Caledon;

And further, that the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) be reduced from 80 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour from Columbia Way to 100 metres (328 feet) north of Columbia Way in the Town of Caledon;

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

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated January 10, 2013, titled “Highway 50 Speed Limit and Bolton North Hill Traffic Safety Review, Town of Caledon, Ward 5”, and this resolution be forwarded to the Town of Caledon and the Ontario Provincial Police Caledon Detachment for their information.

Carried 2013-117

See also Resolution 2013-124


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. J. W. Tiernay, Executive Director, Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), Email dated January 22, 2013, Regarding Notice of Poll for 2013 to 2014 OGRA Board of Directors

Received 2013-118

PW-D2. Earl Evans, Deputy City Clerk, City of Brampton, Forwarding an Email dated December 5, 2012 from Gary Taubert, Resident, City of Brampton, Expressing Concerns with the Bramalea City Centre Application for Exemption on Family Day under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2013-119

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. LONG TERM CARE

HE-A1. High Intensity Needs Funding in Long Term Care

Received 2013-120


HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-B1. Prohibiting Smoking in Areas Where Children Play and at Entrances and Exits to Municipal Buildings and Facilities

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-111


HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated December 21, 2012, Regarding Additional Annual Base Funding to the Region of Peel to Support the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy

Received 2013-121

HE-C2. Andrea Stevens Lavigne, Vice President, Provincial Programs, Ontario Lung Association, Letter dated January 28, 2013, Providing the Ontario Lung Association’s Support and Endorsement of an Outdoor Smoke Free Grounds By-law

Received 2013-122

See also Resolutions 2013-109 to 2013-111 inclusive; 2013-123 and 2013-124

HE-C3. Mark Holland, Director of Health Promotion and Public Affairs, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario, Letter dated February 5, 2013, Providing the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Support of an Outdoor Smoke Free By-law

Received 2013-123

See also Resolutions 2013-109 to 2013-111 inclusive, 2013-122 and 2013-124


7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 20-2013: A by-law to prohibit smoking within nine metres of playground areas, outdoor recreational facilities and within nine metres of the entrances and exits to municipal buildings.

By-law 21-2013: A by-law to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from 70 km/h to 60 km/h from 500 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) to Columbia Way and to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from 80 km/h to 60 km/h from Columbia Way to 100 metres north of Columbia Way, and to amend By-law Number 15-2013 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 20-2013 and 21-2013, 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 2013-124

See also Resolutions 2013-109 to 2013-111 inclusive, 2013-117, 2013-122 and 2013-123


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items – Items 8a and 8b:

a) Garden Foods Application under the Retail Business Holidays Act (Oral)

Received 2013-125

See also Resolution 2013-106

Councillor Foley requested that Regional staff report back to Regional Council at its February 28, 2013 meeting with details of the Garden Foods application under the Retail Business Holidays Act.

b) Request for Information Regarding the Region of Peel Housing Portfolio and Funding (Oral)

Received 2013-126

Councillor Mullin requested that staff report to a future meeting of Regional Council on the Region of Peel's Service Manager responsibilities and include a spreadsheet illustrating the Region of Peel and Peel Housing Corporation housing portfolio including those that were included with previous provincial downloading. She requested that the spreadsheet clearly depict the associated funding sources, as well as, information related to reserves and ongoing building maintenance. Councillor Mullin requested that appropriate time be allocated at a future meeting to facilitate fulsome discussion.


9. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil

10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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


1. Approval of Minutes

a) January 24, 2013 Regional Council Closed Session Report

Received 2013-127


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That By-law 22-2013 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on February 14, 2013, 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 2013-128


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:31 a.m.

 


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair