February 28, 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 28, 2013

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:32 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Dale recited the prayer.

     
  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie*; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; S. Hames; N. Iannicca*; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; S. McFadden; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey*; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: Nil
     
  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

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 14, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 14, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2013-129

 

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That Items Related to Public Works – Items PW-A1 and PW-A2, listed on the February 28, 2013 Regional Council agenda, be dealt with immediately following Delegations;

And further, that the agenda for the February 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2013-130

See also Resolutions 2013-136, 2013-146 to 2013-148 inclusive

 

5. DELEGATIONS

a) Kiki Ferrari, Executive Director, Access and Flow, William Osler Health System and Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Paramedic Services, Regarding the Collaborative Relationship to Reduce Paramedic Offload Delay in the Region of Peel

Received 2013-131

See also Resolution 2013-134

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

Kiki Ferrari, Executive Director, Access and Flow, William Osler Health System and Peter Dundas, Director and Chief, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, provided an update on the initiatives undertaken by both Paramedic Services and the William Osler Health System, in partnership, to reduce the paramedic offload delay time at Brampton Civic Hospital.  Using a Lean Six Sigma process review improvement methodology and involving frontline staff and stakeholders, staff conducted a detailed analysis of the process from ambulance arrival to time of transfer of care to the hospital and identified opportunities for improvement. The objective is to reduce the amount of offload delay for patients transported by ambulance to Brampton Civic to 30 minutes for 90 per cent of patients by 2014. Results to date have decreased overall ambulance offload time by 20 per cent. Chief Dundas highlighted the importance of the partnership with William Olser staff and indicated that similar work with be initiated with Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga in the coming weeks.  

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:40 a.m.

Councillor Crombie arrived at 9:50 a.m.

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Peter Dundas confirmed that existing legislation requires paramedics to transport all patients to the hospital if requested, and that approximately 15 per cent of all paramedic calls are low acuity cases that could be handled elsewhere, such as an urgent care clinic.

Councillor Tovey arrived at 10:02 a.m.

In response to a question from Councillor Starr, David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, stated that in the past, offload delays at hospitals cost the Region of Peel approximately $8 million per year. He further stated that thanks to the efforts of Chief Dundas in dealing with the offload issue, the 2013 Budget did not include a request for additional paramedics despite population growth and increased 911 call volume.


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

HE-B. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-B1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2013-1) meeting held on January 31, 2013

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2013-1) meeting held on January 31, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-132

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2013:

That the agenda for the January 31, 2013 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-133

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Paramedic Offload Delay Update
Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services and Kiki Ferrari, Executive Director, Access and Flow, William Osler Health System

Received 2013-134

See also Resolution 2013-131

b) Non-Emergency Inter-Facility Patient Transportation Services in Ontario

Received 2013-135

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the agenda for the February 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting include a letter from Susan Fennell, Mayor, City of Brampton, regarding the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8b.

Carried by a Two Thirds Majority Vote 2013-136

See also Resolutions 2013-137 and 2013-138


Additional Item – Item 8b was dealt with.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

b) Susan Fennell, Mayor, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 28, 2013 Regarding the Board of Directors of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Received 2013-137

See also Resolutions 2013-136 and 2013-137

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

Whereas, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has been the national voice of municipal government since 1901;

And whereas, FCM represents the interests of all municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction;

And whereas, City of Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell has represented the Ontario Caucus on the FCM National Board of Directors since March, 2004 through election by the Accredited Representatives of the Ontario Municipal Members;

And whereas, Mayor Susan Fennell is standing for election as the Third Vice-President on the FCM’s National Board of Directors;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Council of The Regional Municipality of Peel endorses Mayor Susan Fennell to the position.

Councillor Thompson requested a recorded vote.

In Favour:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; S. Hames; N. Iannicca; 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
Total: 23
   
Opposed: Nil
Total: 0
   
Absent: E. Moore
Total: 1

Carried unanimously 2013-138

See also Resolutions 2013-136 and 2013-137

Councillor Fennell expressed her appreciation for the support of Regional Council, noting that it has been an honour to represent the Region of Peel at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.


PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Report of the Public Meeting held on February 14, 2013 Regarding the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the report of the Public Meeting held on February 14, 2013, to consider the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. application for tourism exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act, be adopted.

Carried 2013-139

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to Section 4 of the Retail Business Holidays Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Kathryn Lockyer , Regional Clerk, stated that the Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 11-2c to 11-2f of the Retail Business Holidays Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended and the Region of Peel By-law 18-1999.

Notice of this Public Meeting to consider an application for exemption by the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. was given in accordance with Region of Peel By-law 18-1999, Section 11-2c to 11-2f, by first class mail to every person and agency that has given the Regional Clerk a written request of such notice of the proposed by-law; to the Clerk of each area municipality within the Region of Peel; to the policing authority having jurisdiction in the area; and to the applicant on January 17, 2013.

The applicant was instructed to post the Notice of Public Meeting on the Community Information Boards in the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. commencing no later than January 25, 2013 and to remain there until the end of the business day of February 14, 2013.

Notice of this public meeting was given in accordance with Section 4 of the Retail Business Holidays Act, by publication in the following news media:

Further, it was noted that Notice of Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of January 10, 2013 and the draft by-law was available to the public as of the same date.

5. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of this proposed exemption for the Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. application, they should give their full name, address, postal code, and telephone number, in writing, at the Clerk’s reception counter prior to leaving the meeting.

6. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

a) Kennedy Self, Manager, Development Services, Public Works, Providing an Overview of the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2013-140

See also Resolutions 2013-139, 2013-141 to 2013-145 inclusive, 2013-147 and 2013-149

7. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

i) Piero Carbone, Owner, Garden Foods-Bolton Ltd. and Alex Arifuzzaman, Partner, InterStratics Consultants Inc. Discussing the Garden Foods-Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2013-141

b) Written Submissions

i) Aurora Foti-Brum, Resident, Town of Caledon, Email dated January 13, 2013, Opposing the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2013-142

ii) Patrick J. Harrington, Solicitor, Aird & Berliss LLP on behalf of Loblaws Properties Limited, Letter dated February 7, 2013, Advising that Loblaws Supports the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2013-143

iii) Marco Cesarone, Store Manager, Zehrs, Email dated February 7, 2013, Opposing the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2013-144

See also Resolution 2013-145

Additional Item – Item 7b-iv:

iv) Marco Cesarone, Store Manager, Zehrs, Email dated February 13, 2013, Providing Revised Comments Regarding Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2013-145

See also Resolution 2013-144


PW-A2. Application by Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. for Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act for Holiday Openings

Received 2013-146

See also Resolutions 2013-130, 2013-139 to 2013-145 inclusive, 2013-147 and 2013-149

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the application by Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. for a partial, site specific tourism exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act, be approved;

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

Received 2013-147

See also Resolutions 2013-130, 2013-139 to 2013-146 inclusive and 2013-149

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the agenda for the February 28, 2013, Regional Council meeting include By-law 24-2013, a by-law to permit Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. to be open on holidays for the maintenance or development of tourism, under the Retail Business Holidays Act.

Carried by a Two Thirds Majority Vote 2013-148

See also Resolution 2013-149


Additional Item – By-law 24-2013:

7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 24-2013: A by-law to permit Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. to be open on holidays for the maintenance or development of tourism, under the Retail Business Holidays Act.

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 24-2013, 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 2013-149

See also Resolutions 2013-139 to 2013-148 inclusive


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. Growing Up in Peel: The Health of Our Children

Received 2013-150

In response to a question from Councillor Sprovieri, the Medical Officer of Health undertook to report to a future meeting of Regional Council with information related to the addictive nature and health impacts of processed foods.

The Medical Officer of Health was requested by Councillor Paterak to provide all Members of Regional Council with a copy of a New York Times article by Michael Moss, titled “The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food” published on February 20, 2013.


HE-B. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-B1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2013-1) meeting held on January 31, 2013

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2013-132 to 2013-135 inclusive


HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Email dated January 22, 2013, Sending Regrets to the Invitation from the Regional Chair for a Proposed Meeting with Federal and Provincial Representatives Concerning Water Fluoridation

Received 2013-151

HE-C2. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated February 20, 2013, Sending Regrets to the Invitation from the Regional Chair for a Proposed Meeting with Federal and Provincial Representatives Concerning Water Fluoridation

Received 2013-152

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. HOUSING

HS-A1. Update on Peel’s Housing and Homelessness 10 Year Plan

Received 2013-153

HS-A2. Creditvale Mills - Ornamental Railings

Received 2013-154

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 15 ( Steeles Avenue), Owner: The Corporation of the City of Brampton – City of Brampton, Ward 4

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the encroachment on Regional Road 15 ( Steeles Avenue) being landscaping and a portion of the transit platform and overhead canopy be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated December 10, 2012, between The Regional Municipality of Peel and The Corporation of The City of Brampton;

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

Carried 2013-155

See also Resolution 2013-207

MA-A2. Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 9 ( King Street), Owner: Alliance Agri-Turf Inc. – Town of Caledon, Ward 4

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the encroachment on Regional Road 9 (King Street) being existing landscaping and nine existing parking spaces, located at 8112 King Street, Town of Caledon, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement, dated December 12, 2012, between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Alliance Agri-Turf Inc.;

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

Carried 2013-156

See also Resolution 2013-207

MA-A3. Consent to the City of Mississauga to Pursue a Heritage Designation for an Abandoned Outdoor Firing Range Located at the GE Booth Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1300 Lakeshore Road – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel sign the necessary consents and agreements to allow the City of Mississauga, Community Services, to pursue a designation of the abandoned outdoor firing range located on the GE Booth Wastewater Treatment Plant at 1300 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga, as a Heritage Resource under the Ontario Heritage Act;

And further, that any required documents be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Carried 2013-157

Councillor Tovey stated that the abandoned outdoor firing range is one of the last remaining purpose-built firing ranges built for the second World War. 


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Further Region of Peel Responses to Provincial Policy Matters

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel response to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Ministry of Infrastructure regarding the proposed amendments to the Provincial Policy Statement and the Growth Plan, with the recommendations contained in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 18, 2013, titled “Further Region of Peel Responses to Provincial Policy Matters”, be approved;

And further, that Regional staff initiate consultations with the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing to address the issues presented in the subject report;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to prepare, in consultation with area municipal staff, and present the policy and financial aspects of servicing growth at the upcoming Council Workshop on Managing Growth scheduled for April 18, 2013, at the Region of Peel Council Chamber;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, the Town of Caledon, and the Conservation Authorities having jurisdiction in the Region of Peel, for their information.

Carried 2013-158

See also Resolutions 2013-194 and 2013-195

MA-B2. Public Meeting to Discuss the Regional Official Plan Review

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That a public meeting be scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on May 23, 2013, prior to the regularly scheduled Regional Council meeting, to discuss revisions that may be required to the Regional Official Plan to fulfill requirements of Section 26(1) of the Planning Act and to obtain public input;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated February 6, 2013, titled “Public Meeting To Discuss The Regional Official Plan Review”, be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, and Conservation Authorities having jurisdiction in the Region of Peel, as well as all other municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel.

Carried 2013-159

MA-B3. Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee Terms of Reference as outlined in Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 21, 2013, titled “Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee”, be approved;

And further, that the first meeting of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee be held on April 4, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, 5th Floor, Council Chamber, Brampton.

Carried 2013-160

Members of Regional Council discussed the proposed role of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee, and the importance of ensuring Conservation Authorities’ (CAs) priorities align with those of the Region of Peel and its area municipalities. The Chief Administrative Officer confirmed that area municipal staff would be invited to meetings and involved in Committee discussions.

Councillor Fennell indicated her support for the Committee, noting that the maintenance of storm water management ponds has significant future budget implications and there will be opportunities for partnerships and engaged conversations that will involve the CA’s.

Councillor McCallion suggested that, rather than establishing a Committee, a session be held for all members of Regional Council to receive an overview of the work of the CAs.

Councillor Mullin noted that the purpose of the Committee would be to provide a linkage between what the Region of Peel Public Works department does in relation to climate change and the work of the CAs.

MA-B4. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2013-1) meeting held on January 29, 2013

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee ( AAC-2013-1) meeting held on January 29, 2013 , be adopted.

Carried 2013-161

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-1-2013:

That the agenda for the January 29, 2013, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting, be amended to include a communication from examiner.com, to be dealt with under Communications – Item 4e;

And further, that the agenda for the January 29, 2013, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2013-162

See also Resolution 2013-169

3. PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

a. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2012-9) meeting held on November 20, 2012

Received 2013-163

4. COMMUNICATIONS

a. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Breaking News E-mail dated December 20, 2012, Announcing the New AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Accessibility Standards – Design of Public Spaces in the Built Environment

Received 2013-164

b. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Requesting Feedback on the Proposed Amendment to the Barrier-Free Design Requirements Set Out in the Building Code Regulation (O. Reg. 332/12), Under the Building Code Act, 1992

Received 2013-165

See also Resolution 2013-166

RECOMMENDATION AAC-2-2013:

That Regional staff and members of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meet to review the potential changes to the barrier-free design requirements set out in the Building Code Regulation;

And further, that any comments and feedback from the Committee be submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing by the March 1, 2013 deadline.

Approved 2013-166

See also Resolution 2013-165

c. Region of Peel, Media Release dated January 16, 2013, titled “Multi-Year Accessibility Plan Receives Endorsement from Peel Regional Council”

Received 2013-167

d. Brampton Guardian, Article dated January 16, 2013, titled “Region Aims to Break Down Barriers”

Received 2013-168

Additional Item – Item 4e:

e. examiner.com , Article dated January 16, 2013, titled “ Federal Report Released to Help Canadians with Disabilities Find Employment

Received 2013-169

See also Resolution 2013-162

5. DELEGATIONS – Nil

6. REPORTS

a. AAC Workplan Update
Update by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2013-170

b. Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Monthly Update (December/January)
Update by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2013-171

c. Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member Updates (Oral)

Received 2013-172

MA-B5. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2013-1) meeting held on February 7, 2013

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the report of the Audit Committee ( AC-2013-1) meeting held on February 7, 2013 , be adopted.

Carried 2013-173

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION AC-1-2013:

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

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

Approved 2013-174

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-2-2013:

That the agenda for the February 7, 2013 Audit Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-175

4. DELEGATIONS - Nil

5. REPORTS

a) Audit of Communicable Diseases Division

Received 2013-176

b) Ontario Works Audit
Presentation by Jennifer Weinman, Acting Director, Internal Audit and Stella Danos-Papaconstantinou, Director, Client Relationships

Received 2013-177

c) Integrated Risk Management Activities 2012
Presentation by Michelle Morris, Manager, Internal Audit

Received 2013-178

d) Internal Audit Division – 2012 Client Survey Results

Received 2013-179


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. Energy and Environment Sustainability Strategy
Presentation by Steve Hall, Director, Real Property Asset Management (RPAM) and Jillian Gorbold, Manager, Energy Services

Received 2013-180

See also Resolution 2013-181

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the Region of Peel’s Enabling Strategy for energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services, dated January 24, 2013, titled “Energy and Environment Sustainability Strategy”, be adopted;

And further, that the Energy and Environment Sustainability Strategy replace the Energy Management Plan, adopted by Regional Council in 2007.

Carried 2013-181

See also Resolution 2013-180

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

Steve Hall, Director, Real Property Asset Management and Jillian Gorbold, Manager, Energy Services, provided an overview of the Energy and Environment Sustainability Strategy (EESS) which replaces the Energy Management Plan adopted by Regional Council in 2007, and noted that the strategy supports Term of Council Priority 1, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The goals of the strategy are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80 per cent below 1990 levels; ensure sustainable energy procurement; and, ensure regulatory compliance.

Councillor Tovey commended the efforts of the Region of Peel Public Works department in streamlining operations in order to reduce energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions.

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, Steve Hall stated that there is an overabundance of gas supply and reserves are at an all time high. He expects the reserves to remain high until the overall fracking market uses more of the commodity.

In response to a question from Councillor Crombie, Steve Hall advised that the first priority would be to determine current greenhouse gas levels in order to develop management plans to confirm that the established targets can be met.

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Steve Hall confirmed that the local hydro distribution companies support the strategy.


MA-D. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-D1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2013-1) meeting held on February 7, 2013

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2013-1) meeting held on February 7, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-182

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-1-2013:

That Delegations – Item 3a be withdrawn from the agenda for the February 7, 2013 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting;

And further, that the agenda for the February 7, 2013 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee be approved, as amended.

Approved 2013- 183

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Amrit Mangat, Member of Provincial Parliament, Mississauga-Brampton South , Regarding Opportunities for Collaboration on Issues within the Mississauga-Brampton South Riding

This item was withdrawn under Resolution 2013-183

4. REPORTS

a) 2013 Government Relations Strategic Opportunities and Advocacy Priorities

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-2-2013:

That the Government Relations Strategic Opportunities and Advocacy Priorities identified in the report of the Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee, dated January 29, 2013, titled, “2013 Government Relations Strategic Opportunities and Advocacy Priorities”, be approved.

Approved 2013-184

See also Resolution 2013-185

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-3-2013:

That staff provide additional information to the summary of Council-endorsed advocacy positions, which includes the advocacy initiative, results, as well as, responses received from governments, for review at a future meeting of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC);

And further, that upon its review of the summary, the IRAC prioritize and recommend next steps for the advocacy positions, for the consideration of Regional Council.

Approved 2013-185

See also Resolution 2013-184

b) 2013 Provincial Election Readiness Strategy

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-4-2013:

That the approaches identified in the report of the Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee, dated January 16, 2013, titled “2013 Provincial Election Readiness Strategy”, be approved.

Approved 2013-186

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

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

Received 2013-187


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Teri Brenton, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 17, 2013, Providing a Copy of a Report from Mayor Fennell Regarding the Long Term Infrastructure Plan Submission Launch, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Big City Mayors Caucus (BCMC) National Board of Directors and Advocacy Meetings

Received 2013-188

MA-E2. Publication: From TransCanada, dated January 2013, Providing an Update on the Construction of TransCanada’s Parkway Pipeline

Received 2013-189

MA-E3. Ken Whitbread, Manager, Niagara Escarpment Commission, Letter dated January 24, 2013, Regarding the Revised Niagara Escarpment Commission Consultation Protocol for Radiocommunication and Broadcasting Antenna Systems in the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area

Received 2013-190

MA-E4. Carol Wilding, President and CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Letter dated January 24, 2013, Regarding the Name Change of the Board of Trade and Recent Activities

Received 2013-191

MA-E5. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated January 25, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Police Services Board 2012 Annual Report on Board Activities

Received 2013-192

MA-E6. Joseph Gray, Treasurer, S.H.A.R.E. Agriculture Foundation, Letter dated January 29, 2013, Thanking the Region of Peel for its Continued Support

Received 2013-193

MA-E7. Susan Fennell, Mayor, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 4, 2013, to the Minister of Infrastructure Regarding the Proposed Amendment 2 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2006

Received 2013-194

See also Resolutions 2013-158 and 2013-195

MA-E8. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 14, 2013, to the Minister of Infrastructure Regarding the Proposed Amendment 2 to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe

Received 2013-195

See also Resolutions 2013-158 and 2013-194

MA-E9. Carolyn Woodland, Director, Planning and Development, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated February 19, 2013, Advising of the Draft Living City Policies for Planning and Development in the Watershed of the TRCA and External Consultation and Orientation Sessions

Received 2013-196

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Report of the Public Meeting held on February 14, 2013 Regarding the Garden Foods – Bolton Ltd. Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2013-139 to 2013-145 inclusive

PW-A2. Application by Garden Foods - Bolton Ltd. for Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act for Holiday Openings

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2013-146 and 2013-147


PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. Ontario Ministry of Transportation: Southern Highways Program 2012 to 2016

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) be requested to:

- Advance the planning, design and construction of highway improvements in and surrounding Peel Region listed in the “Beyond 2016” section of the Southern Highways Program 2012-2016 to within the next five years, including Highways 401, 410, 427, QEW, GTA West Corridor and Niagara GTA Corridor;

- Plan for a further extension of Highway 427 to Highway 9 and beyond;

- Undertake Stage Two of the GTA West Corridor 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) SP 47/South Albion-Bolton and 3) Northwest Brampton;

- Consider a full 12-lane core-distributor system on Highway 401 from the Credit River to Trafalgar Road; and

- Publish a long range sustainable transportation plan for Southern Ontario Highways;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated January 24, 2013, titled “Ontario Ministry of Transportation: Southern Highways Program 2012 to 2016” be forwarded to MTO, Metrolinx, the Regions of York and Halton, the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Vaughan, and the Town of Caledon, for information.

Carried 2013-197

Councillor Thompson requested that staff investigate the feasibility of inviting provincial representatives to a Goods Movement workshop, to be hosted by the Region of Peel, in order to assist them in understanding the issues faced by the Region of Peel with respect to goods movement.


PW-C. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-C1. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2013-1) meeting held on February 7, 2013

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2013-1) meeting held on February 7, 2013 be adopted.

Carried 2013-198

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2013:

That Councillor Sanderson be appointed Chair of the Waste Management Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

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

Approved 2013-199

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2013:

That the agenda for the February 7, 2013, Waste Management Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2013-200

4. DELEGATIONS – Nil

5. REPORTS

a) Update on Bi-weekly Garbage Collection Pilot Project
Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2013-201

See also Resolutions 2013-202 and 2013-203

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) George Startup, Resident, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 1, 2013, Regarding Bi-weekly Garbage Collection Pilot Program

Received 2013-202

See also Resolutions 2013-201 and 2013-203

b) Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Memo dated February 4, 2013, to Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management Regarding Waste Collection/Litter

Received 2013-203

See also Resolutions 2013-201 and 2013-202


PW-D. WASTEWATER

PW-D1. Schedule ‘B’ Class Environmental Assessment, Detailed Design and Contract Administration Services for the Twinning of the East Brampton Trunk Sewer, Capital Project 11-2201, Document Number 2012-575P – City of Brampton, Wards 8 and 10

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the contract (Document 2012-575P) for the professional services for the Schedule ‘B’ Class Environmental Assessment, Detailed Design and Contract Administration Services for the Twinning of the East Brampton Trunk Sewer be awarded to Associated Engineering Limited in the estimated amount of $2,008,803 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 11-2201, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2013-204


PW-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-E1. Shauna Danton, Legislative Coordinator, City Clerk’s Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 8, 2013, Regarding Proposed Land Use Plan – Highway 427 Industrial Secondary Plan (Area 47) – Ward 10

Received 2013-205

PW-E2. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Coordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 14, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Resolution and Report titled “Old Church Road Streetscaping, Authorization for Agreements, North and South Sides of Old Church Road, East of Marilyn Street to West of Innis Lake Road, Caledon East, Ward 3”

Received 2013-206

 

7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 25-2013: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 9 (King Street) in the Town of Caledon.

By-law 26-2013: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) in the City of Brampton.

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 25-2013 and 26-2013, 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 2013-207

See also Resolutions 2013-155 and 2013-156

By-law 24-2013 was dealt with under Resolution 2013-149

 

8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Appointment of Councillor Thompson to the Audit Committee

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That Councillor Thompson be appointed to the Audit Committee, for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Carried 2013-208

 

9. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil

 

10. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

 

11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Hames,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That By-law 23-2013 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on February 28, 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 2013-209

 

12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:28 a.m.

 


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair