May 9, 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
May 9, 2013

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:38 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mahoney recited the prayer.

     
  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell*; P. Foley; 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
     
  Members Absent: C. Fonseca, due to a personal matter; R. Whitehead, due to other municipal business
     
  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; M. Rae, Acting 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, M. Ali, 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) April 25, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on April 25, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2013-368


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-A1 and PW-A2, listed on the May 9, 2013 Regional Council agenda be dealt with following Delegations – Item 5a;

And further, that the agenda for the May 9, 2013 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2013-369

See also Resolutions 2013-373 to 2013-376 Inclusive

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:40 a.m.

Regional Chair Kolb advised of the resignation of William Goursky from the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) and thanked him for his years of service to the AAC. He further stated that he would be recognized at the National Access Awareness Week event for his commitment to improving accessibility for persons with disabilities.

Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:44 a.m.

Additional Item:

Motion to Amend Resolution 2013-216, Approved at the Regional Council Meeting held on March 21, 2013

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That Resolution 2013-216 from the March 21, 2013 meeting of Regional Council, be amended.

Carried by a Two Thirds Majority Vote 2013-370

See also Resolution 2013-371

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That Resolution 2013-216 from the March 21, 2013 Regional Council meeting be amended by replacing the words “that a workshop be held on May 16, 2013, in lieu of the scheduled ARRASC meeting” in the fourth paragraph with “that an Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting be held on May 16, 2013”.

Carried 2013-371

See also Resolution 2013-370


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Paul Kerry, Network Development Manager, Ontario, Canadian Pacific Rail; Gordon Graham, Director, Business Development Intermodal, Canadian National Railway; Jamie Wright, Senior Operations Effectiveness Manager, Purolator Inc., In Support of the Peel Strategic Goods Movement Network Study

Received 2013-372

See also Resolutions 2013-373 and 2013-374

Regional Chair Kolb, on behalf of Regional Council, conveyed his appreciation for the participation and contributions of the goods movement industry to the Peel Goods Movement Task Force.

Paul Kerry, Network Development Manager, Ontario Canadian Pacific Rail (CP Rail); Gordon Graham, Director, Business Development Intermodel, Canadian National Railway (CN Rail); and, Jamie Wright, Senior Operations Effectiveness Manager, Purolator Inc., acknowledged Regional Chair Kolb, Regional Council and Region of Peel staff for demonstrating leadership in goods movement. They expressed their support and noted the positive experience and outcomes related to the Peel Strategic Goods Movement Network Study. They spoke of their appreciation for the inclusion of the goods movement industry in discussions regarding challenges, opportunities and requirements for a goods movement network in Peel.

Councillor Saito noted the impact of delays to truck and vehicular traffic during peak periods with respect to railway crossings, as well as, the inability of CP Rail to provide more time for GO Transit’s use of the tracks. She inquired if CP Rail has a strategy for the future cost sharing of over/underpasses with municipalities to ensure goals within the Goods Movement Strategy can be achieved.

Paul Kerry responded that the issue of rail crossings is a capacity issue throughout the Greater Toronto Area and that studies have shown significant costs associated with providing more time for GO Transit’s use of existing tracks. He stated that information related to costs has been provided to Metrolinx to assist them in prioritizing future projects.

Councillor McCallion stated the positive experience of her involvement with the Task Force and inquired how the industry would support the Metrolinx plan.

Paul Kerry noted that there is widespread recognition and understanding among the goods movement industry of the common goals with respect to plans for the movement of people and goods and there is ongoing dialogue between the industry, all levels of government and Metrolinx to achieve the goals.

Paul Kerry undertook to provide Councillor Foley with clarification with respect to the process for the prioritizing and funding of future grade separations.

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Jamie Wright stated that Purolator utilizes the Highway 407 Express Toll Route (ETR) when possible and during non-peak times.

Councillor Palleschi expressed frustration with respect to freight trucks parking on Goreway Drive while waiting to enter the rail yard and advised that the City of Brampton and Peel Regional Police are enforcing parking restrictions due to the unacceptable impact it has on traffic in the area.

Councillor Palleschi further expressed concern regarding the delay of all-day, two-way GO Transit service to Brampton.

Paul Kerry and Gordon Graham undertook to relay the concerns of Regional Council regarding movement of goods and freight lines to CP Rail and CN Rail management, respectively.

Items PW-A1 and PW-A2 were dealt with.

PW-A. TRANSPORTATION

  PW-A1. The Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS)
      Presentation by Gary Kocialek, Area Lead, Transportation Planning and Hillary Calavitta, Project Manager, Transportation System Planning

Received 2013-373

See also Resolutions 2013-369, 2013-372, and 2013-374 to 2013-376 inclusive

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS) be endorsed;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated April 11, 2013, titled “The Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS)” be forwarded to Transport Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Metrolinx, the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga and the Town of Caledon, for information.

Carried 2013-374

See also Resolutions 2013-369, 2013-372, 2013-373, 2013-375 and 2013-376

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

Gary Kocialek, Area Lead, Transportation Planning and Hillary Calavitta, Project Manager, Transportation System Planning, provided an update on the Peel Goods Movement Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS), noting that the purpose of the SGMNS was to develop a plan for a comprehensive, strategic goods movement network in Peel Region that allows for the efficient, predictable and safe movement of goods throughout the Region of Peel and protects and preserves key truck priority routes for goods movement. The presentation highlighted the process undertaken, data-driven outcomes, challenges and best practice lessons learned throughout the study.

Staff will conduct research and report back to seek Regional Council’s direction on investigating most appropriate options for inclusion in the Official Plan and will begin conducting the required in-house analysis to implement the new plan.

Councillor Starr inquired if travel times in the Region of Peel are benchmarked against other municipalities. Gary Kocialek responded that travel time comparisons are available; however, Peel Region faces unique challenges related to the Pearson International Airport.

Councillor Foley noted that staff were asked to reconsider the designation of King Street East and West in Bolton as a heavy truck route and inquired if an alternate route is being investigated. Gary Kocialek confirmed that Regional staff are reviewing alternate routes and noted that several road network changes are expected for the subject area, however, it is premature to speculate on the outcome at this point.

Councillor Morrison noted that the conceptual GTA-West Corridor, while originally planned to run from Guelph, through the Niagara Peninsula to the border, has been altered to run entirely through the Region of Peel, and that the province plans to expand Highway 401 through the west side of Peel Region and Halton Region, to 14 lanes. She stated that a major traffic event occurring in either direction of the 14 lane highway would paralyse all movement of goods and people. Councillor Morrison inquired if staff had raised concern regarding the GTA-West Corridor and proposed expansion of Highway 401.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO’s) advised that, while Regional staff agree with the concerns raised by Councillor Morrison, the issues raised are beyond the scope of the SGMNS. He noted that Chief Administrative Officers throughout the affected area are concerned about the lack of coordination by the Provincial Government with respect to highway expansion and discussions in this regard are occurring.

Councillor Morrison noted that a Public Information Centre is being held for Belfountain area residents and she requested that they be advised of the potential for Olde Base Line to be designated as a goods movement route.

  PW-A2. Region of Peel Road Characterization Study (RCS)
      Presentation by Joe Avsec, Manager, Traffic Engineering and Hillary Calavitta, Project Manager, Transportation System Planning

Received 2013-375

See also Resolutions 2013-369, 2013-373, 2013-374 and 2013-376

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the Region of Peel Road Characterization Study (RCS), consisting of Section I: Process; Section II: Cross-sections; and, Section III: Access Control, as described in the Executive Summary attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated April 8, 2013, titled “Region of Peel Road Characterization Study (RCS)”, be adopted;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation, City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, Metrolinx, the Region of Peel Goods Movement Task Force, and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), and all other RCS participants for their information;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to explore options for the inclusion of the RCS in the Regional Official Plan and report back to a future meeting of Regional Council with a recommendation.

Carried 2013-376

See also Resolutions 2013-369, 2013-373 to 2013-375 inclusive

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

Joe Avsec, Manager, Traffic Engineering and Hillary Calavitta, Project Manager, Transportation System Planning, provided an update on the Road Characterization Study (RCS) which has resulted in new road typologies for Regional Roads, design guidelines, access control measures and the development of a new Controlled Access By-law. The expected benefits of the proposed new Access Control By-law were highlighted, particularly in areas related to safety, traffic flow, economics and health and support for the creation of a network in partnership with the area municipalities.

In response to a question from Councillor Morrison, Hillary Calavitta confirmed that area municipal staff were involved throughout the process and provided comments that were of assistance to Regional staff.

Councillor Palleschi stated that the City of Brampton expressed concerns with the designation of Mayfield Road as an industrial connector; noting that the City approved secondary plans abutting Mayfield Road that are residential in character. He suggested that Mayfield Road be designated as a hybrid connector (residential and industrial) to recognize the different characters of development between the north and south portion of the road when reporting back to Regional Council.

Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, stated that the RCS includes opportunities for walking, cycling and other forms of active transportation that support the Term of Council Priority “Supportive Environments for Healthy Living”.

Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation, stated that Regional and area municipal staff determined that Mayfield Road is more appropriately designated as an industrial connector based on its current land use, however, the proposed Access Control By-law allows for flexibility in the designation, as the area evolves.

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, advised that the road characterization is not a land use designation but rather a designation of the road in its current state and will be revisited in the future as land uses adjacent to the roads may change over time.

Regional Chair Kolb requested that Regional staff ensure the planning process addresses the proper land use designation and road classification for Mayfield Road in the future, as it relates to noise attenuation walls in residential areas.

Councillor Sprovieri noted that adjacent to Mayfield Road are subdivisions with “window roads” that do not provide for noise attenuation for front yards. He suggested that the Region of Peel should exceed provincial requirements by providing noise protection for these residents.

Councillor Paterak suggested that fill be used to build berms, noting that berms provide noise attenuation, require low maintenance and do not need future replacement.


5. DELEGATIONS

b) Jennifer Evans, Chief of Police and Chris McCord, Deputy Chief of Police, Corporate Services, Peel Regional Police, to Present an Overview and Status Report of Provincial Adequacy Regulations

Received 2013-377

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

Jennifer Evans, Chief, Peel Regional Police (PRP), provided an overview and status report of provincial adequacy regulations, highlighting community feedback; police workload; policing pressures; and, budget reduction risks. The 2013 Community Survey indicates that resident satisfaction with PRP remains high and the crimes of most concern to residents include school safety/bullying; break-ins/thefts; drug-related crime; serious motor vehicle accidents; and, youth crime. Chief Evans stated that Peel has been experiencing an overall trend of declining crime rates; however, the complexity of crimes has increased thereby increasing workload. She identified future pressures facing PRP in the areas of conducted energy weapons; DNA utilization; electronic fingerprint submissions; counterfeiting; and eCollision Reporting.

Councillor Palleschi noted the impact of distracted driving and encouraged PRP to be diligent in issuing tickets for these offences. He extended his appreciation to Chief Evans for her efforts in ensuring officers assisting with traffic related to road construction projects are more visible to motorists.

Councillor Moore commended Chief Evans for making her presence known in the community; noting that Chief Evans is modelling the behaviour of visibility that residents appreciate. She noted that it would be helpful to determine how the per capita crime rate in the Region of Peel compares to other jurisdictions.

Councillor McCallion inquired if the Province is providing funding for court security. The Chief responded that the Province has committed to provide funds for court security to 2014.

Councillor McCallion suggested that a breakdown of major crime-related events between the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga would assist the municipalities in determining how they may support the PRP.

Councillor Saito commended PRP for their exemplary presence at the Mississauga Marathon, noting that she received many comments from participants regarding the officers’ professionalism and thoroughness which ensured a safe and secured event.


Regional Council recessed at 1:00 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:33 p.m.

  Members Present: G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell¨; P. Foley; 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
     
  Members Absent: C. Fonseca, due to a personal matter; R. Whitehead, due to other municipal business
     
  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; M. Rae, Acting 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, M. Ali, Legislative Assistant


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. The Ontario Healthy Kids Panel Report

Received 2013-378

Councillor Miles noted the many comparisons between the findings of the Ontario Health Kids Panel Report and the Roots of Youth Violence Report and she stressed the importance of continued advocacy for schools to be designated as community hubs where children can safely engage in healthy activities.

Councillor McFadden arrived at 1:35 p.m.


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. ErinoakKids - Redevelopment Project and Capital Campaign

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the Regional Chair write a letter to the President and Chief Executive Officer of ErinoakKids, on behalf of Regional Council, to convey Council’s support for the services they provide to residents of Peel;

And further, that a delegation from ErinoakKids staff be approved for a future meeting of Regional Council.

Carried 2013-379

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, confirmed that capital costs associated with the new ErinOaks Centre for Treatment and Development sites will come from the Province and that funds for furniture and equipment would be raised locally.

HS-A2. Report of the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force (ELCCTF-2013-1) meeting held on April 18, 2013

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the report of the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force (ELCCTF-2013-1) meeting held on April 18, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-380

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ELCCTF-1-2013:

That the agenda for the April 18, 2013, Early Learning and Child Care Task Force meeting be amended to include a letter from Malton Neighbourhood Services, regarding the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) program, to be dealt with under Communications;

And further, that the agenda for the April 18, 2013, Early Learning and Child Care Task Force meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2013-381

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  a) Early Learning and Child Care in Peel Update
      Presentation by Joan Kaczmarski, Director, Service System Management, and Sonia Pace, Director, Children’s Services Operations

Received 2013-382

b) Leyung Tu, Kindergarten Teacher, Thorndale Public School, Speaking in Support of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2013-383

See also Resolutions 2013-384 and 2013-390 to 2013-395 inclusive

Item 4d was dealt with.

4. REPORTS

d) Learning in Our Neighborhood: Review and Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION ELCCTF-2-2013:

That the Early Learning and Child Care budget provide $450,000 to fund the Learning In Our Neighbourhood (LION) program.

Approved 2013-384

See also Resolutions 2013-383 and 2013-390 to 2013-395 inclusive

4. REPORTS

a) Overview of Ontario Early Years Policy Framework

Received 2013-385

b) 2013 Early Learning and Child Care Funding Distribution and Early Learning System Planning

RECOMMENDATION ELCCTF-3-2013:

That the receipt of $28.5 million in additional funding from the Ministry of Education (MEDU) be approved;

And further, that $21.1 million of the new funding be used to increase the 2013 gross expenditures to align with new base funding from the MEDU;

And further, that $5.0 million of the funding be used to support eligible system enhancements which were funded from Best Start Reserves;

And further, that the remaining $2.4 million in new funding be used for capital and transition support which was originally funded through the 2013 Budget as one-time funding from the Province.

Approved 2013-386

c) Distribution of 2012 Provincial Minor Capital, Capacity Building and Health & Safety Funding for the Early Learning and Child Care System in Peel

Received 2013-387

d) Learning in Our Neighborhood: Review and Recommendations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-384

e) Update on the Withdrawal of Service at the Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres

Received 2013-388

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Jim Grieve, Assistant Deputy Minister, Early Learning Division and Diversity Champion for the Ontario Ministry of Education, Email received March 25, 2013, Regarding the Release of Licensed Child Care Questionnaire 2012 Results Report

Received 2013-389

b) Shelina Jeshani, Director, Success by 6 Peel, Peel Children and Youth Initiative, Letter dated April 4, 2013, Supporting the Recommendation for a Comprehensive Review of the Learning in Our Neighborhood (LION) Program

Received 2013-390

See also Resolutions 2013-383, 2013-384 and 2013-391 to 2013-395 inclusive

c) Lisa Lipson, Director, Service Development, Brampton Library, Letter dated April 4, 2013, Writing in Support of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2013-391

See also Resolutions 2013-383, 2013-384, 2013-390 and 2013-392 to 2013-395 inclusive

d) Betty Mansfield, Acting Director of Library Services, Mississauga Library System, Letter dated April 5, 2013, Writing in Support of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2013-392

See also Resolutions 2013-383, 2013-384, 2013-390, 2013-391 and 2013-393 to 2013-395 inclusive

e) Jane van Berkel, Executive Director, Child Development Resource Connection Peel, Email dated April 9, 2013, Writing in Support of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2013-393

See also Resolutions 2013-383, 2013-384, and 2013-390 to 2013-392 inclusive, 2013-394 and 2013-395

f) Heidi Corley, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centres, Letter dated April 5, 2013, Writing in Support of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2013-394

See also Resolutions 2013-383, 2013-384, 2013-390 to 2013-393 inclusive and 2013-395

Additional Item – Item 5g:

g) Tony Patey, Chair, Board of Directors, Malton Neighbourhood Services, Letter dated April 9, 2013, Writing in Support of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2013-395

See also Resolutions 2013-381, 2013-383, 2013-384 and 2013-390 to 2013-394 inclusive

Councillor Palleschi arrived at 1:40 p.m.
Councillor Fennell departed at 1:48 p.m.


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement Regional Road 10 (Bovaird Drive), Owner: Riotrin Properties (Brampton) Inc. - City of Brampton, Ward 7

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the encroachments on Regional Road 10 (Bovaird Drive), being a decorative entrance feature and landscaping elements, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated February 4, 2013 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Riotrin Properties (Brampton) Inc.;

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

Carried 2013-396

See also Resolution 2013-430

Councillor Thompson arrived at 1:58 p.m.
Councillor Starr arrived at 1:58 p.m.

MA-A2. Bill 140 - Implementing Second Unit Policies

Referred back to Corporate Services for amendment 2013-397

The Chief Administrative Officer was requested by Councillor McCallion to provide a breakdown of the affect on Regional services resulting from second units on a per capita basis to a future meeting of Regional Council.

Councillor Mullin requested that staff clarify and amend the phrase on page 6 regarding the Ontario Building Code requirements for second units in new dwellings being onerous and a deterrent for new construction. Councillor Mullin stated that adherence to Building Code requirements is necessary.

Councillor Palleschi noted that the City of Brampton also has concerns with respect to the impact of second units in basements on soft services as well as fire safety.

Staff were requested to amend the report to strengthen comments related to the impact of second units on soft services, such as, water, waste, policing, flooding, and community and social services.


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. The New Financial Management By-law and Budget Policy

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Financial Control By-law 45-2004 be repealed;

And further, that the new principle based Financial Management By-law (FMBL) be presented for enactment;

And further, that the proposed Budget Policy attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated March 5, 2013, titled “The New Financial Management By-law and Budget Policy” be approved.

Carried 2013-398

See also Resolution 2013-430

MA-B2. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2013-2) meeting held on April 18, 2013

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the report of the Audit Committee (AC-2013-2) meeting held on April 18, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-399

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-4-2013:

That the agenda for the April 18, 2013 Audit Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-400

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; Dave Bingham, Treasurer and Director, Corporate Finance; Monique Hynes, Manager, Accounting Services, Presenting the 2011 Government Finance Officers Association Canadian Award for Financial Reporting

Received 2013-401

4. REPORTS

  a) Accounts Payable Spend Risk Analysis Audit
      Presentation by Joan Appleton, Manager, Internal Audit; Dave Bingham, Director, Corporate Finance; James Macintyre, Director, Purchasing and Project Management

Received 2013-402

b) Status of Management Action Plans

Received 2013-403

5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Oral Update by James Macintyre, Director, Purchasing and Project Management, Regarding Medical Equipment and Supplies for Peel Regional Paramedics - Document Number 2010-251P

Received 2013-404

Additional Item - Item 7b:

b) May 30, 2013 Audit Committee (AC) Meeting (Oral)

Received 2013-405

MA-B3. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2013-3) meeting held on April 23, 2013

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2013-3) meeting held on April 23, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-406

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2013:

That the agenda for the April 23, 2013, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting, include a communication from Jelena Baker, Planner, Integrated Planning Division, to be dealt with under Communications – Item 4d;

And further, that the agenda for the April 23, 2013, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2013-407

See also Resolution 2013-412

3. PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

a. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2013-2) meeting held on February 26, 2013

Received 2013-408

4. COMMUNICATIONS

a. Communication: From Region of Peel Staff Responding to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) Public Consultation on the Proposed Accessibility Enhancements to Ontario’s Building Code

Received 2013-409

b. Sue Ritchie, Manager, Program Design and Development, Human Services Department, Providing an Update on the Peel Renovates Program

Received 2013-410

See also Resolution 2013-416

c. Alfred Spencer, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economic Trade and Employment and Ministry of Research and Innovation, Communication dated March 25, 2013, Informing of Upcoming Forums for Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees (AACs) in the Spring of 2013

Received 2013-411

Additional Item – Item 4d:

d. Jelena Baker, Planner, Integrated Planning Division, Memo dated April 19, 2013, Regarding Regional Official Plan Review 2013-Open Houses and Public Meeting

Received 2013-412

See also Resolution 2013-407

5. DELEGATIONS

a. Erwin Pascual, Manager, Waste Planning, Public Works, Providing Information on the Cart-Based Garbage, Recycling and Organics Collection Bins

Received 2013-413

b. Philip Hui, Capital Project Manager, Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel, Providing a Review of the Peel Region Paramedic Services Satellite Station, Located at 75 Exchange Drive – City of Brampton, Ward 10

Received 2013-414

See also Resolution 2013-415

RECOMMENDATION AAC-9-2013:

That the update provided to the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) on April 23, 2013 by Region of Peel Real Property Asset Management staff regarding the site plan for the Peel Region Paramedic Services Satellite Station located at 75 Exchange Dr. – City of Brampton, Ward 10, be received;

And further, that notification of the support of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee for the subject site plan, be provided to the City of Brampton, Planning, Design and Development department.

Approved 2013-415

See also Resolution 2013-414

c. Sue Ritchie, Manager, Program Design and Development, Human Services Department, Providing a Review of the Peel Renovates Program and Future Program Planning

Received 2013-416

See also Resolution 2013-410

6. REPORTS

  a. Accessible Transportation Master Plan Open House (Oral)
      Information Provided by Hillary Calavitta, Principal Planner, Transportation Planning Division, Region of Peel

Received 2013-417

b. Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee – Updated Terms of Reference

Deferred to the May 21, 2013 Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting 2013-418

  c. Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Monthly Update (March/April) – Updated Work Plan
      Update by Aretha Adams, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Region of Peel

Received 2013-419

See also Resolution 2013-420

d. Site Plan Review Subcommittee Update – Nil

e. Education and Awareness Subcommittee Update (Oral)

Received 2013-420

See also Resolution 2013-419

f. AODA Subcommittee Update – Nil

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

Received 2013-421


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated April 8, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Revised Growth Forecasts Review Terms of Reference”

Received 2013-422

MA-C2. Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated April 11, 2013, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated March 8, 2013, Regarding "Further Region of Peel Responses to Provincial Policy Matters" (Resolution 2013-158)

Received 2013-423

MA-C3. Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated April 11, 2013, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated March 8, 2013, Regarding "Further Region of Peel Responses to Provincial Policy Matters" (Resolution 2013-158)

Received 2013-424

See also Resolution 2013-425

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the appointment of James Harries, as the Citizen Appointee to the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), be extended for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the appointment be confirmed retroactively to cover the period July 8, 2012 until May 9, 2013.

Carried 2013-425

See also Resolution 2013-424

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. TRANSPORTATION

  PW-A1. The Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS)
      Presentation by Gary Kocialek, Area Lead, Transportation Planning and Hillary Calavitta, Project Manager, Transportation System Planning

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2013-373 and 2013-374

  PW-A2. Region of Peel Road Characterization Study (RCS)
     

Presentation by Joe Avsec, Manager, Traffic Engineering and Hillary Calavitta, Project Manager, Transportation System Planning

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2013-375 and 2013-376

PW-A3. Heavy Truck Turning Restrictions for Northbound Left Turns and Southbound Right Turns, Highway 50 (Regional Road 50) at Queensgate Boulevard/Husky - Town of Caledon, Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That heavy truck turning restrictions be implemented to restrict heavy trucks from making northbound left turns and southbound right turns at the intersection of Highway 50 (Regional Road 50) and Queensgate Boulevard/Husky in the Town of Caledon;

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

And further, that the Ontario Provincial Police Caledon Detachment be advised.

Carried 2013-426

See also Resolution 2013-430

PW-A4. Amendment to Section 12 “Lane Designations” of Traffic By-law 15-2013

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That Section 12 regarding Lane Designations in Traffic By-law 15-2013 be amended to further clarify the offence created therein, as required by the Regional Senior Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice to correspond with the Set Fines Part I Provincial Offences Act, Item 26;

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

And further, that staff submit the amended by-law and the proposed set fine schedules to the Regional Senior Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice for approval;

And further, that upon approval from the Regional Senior Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police, Caledon Detachment be advised.

Carried 2013-427

See also Resolution 2013-430


PW-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-B1. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City Clerk’s Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated April 3, 2013, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Recommendation and Report titled “Churchville Village Traffic Study (Ward 6)”

Referred to Public Works 2013-428

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Councillor Palleschi to report to a future meeting of Regional Council with respect to the City of Brampton’s request for traffic signals at Steeles Avenue and Creditview Road/Churchville Road.

PW-B2. Sacha Smith, Legislative Coordinator, Legislative Services Division, City of Mississauga, Letter dated April 10, 2013, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Recommendation and Report titled “Hanlan Feedermain and Mississauga City Centre Watermain Projects (Wards 1, 3, 4 and 5)”

Referred to Public Works 2013-429

7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 46-2013: A by-law to designate the restriction of heavy truck left turn and right turn movements at the intersection of Highway 50 (Regional Road 50) and Queensgate Boulevard/Husky 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.

By-law 47-2013: A by-law to amend Section 12 of By-law 15-2013, being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 48-2013: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 49-2013: A by-law establishing financial principles to provide guidance towards the goal of ensuring the long term financial health of the Regional Municipality of Peel, and to repeal By-law 45-04.

By-law 50-2013: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 10 (Bovaird Drive) in the City of Brampton.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 46-2013 to 50-2013 inclusive, 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 2013-430

See also Resolutions 2013-426, 2013-427, 2013-396 and 2013-398


8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Requesting the Minister of Transportation of Ontario to Amend the Highway Traffic Act to Allow Legal Cycling on Paved Shoulders

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

Whereas, due to the inherent benefits of paved shoulders, the Region of Peel Active Transportation Plan recommends the implementation of paved shoulders on all rural Regional roads, where feasible;

And whereas, the benefits of paving shoulders include erosion control; extending the pavement service life; reducing run-off-the road collisions; serving as refuge for disabled vehicles; accommodating emergency and over-sized farming vehicles; and, providing cyclists with space outside the general purpose travel lane;

And whereas, the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario report and the Ontario Draft Cycling Strategy, identified the need for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to conduct a review and revision of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) to ensure consistency with respect to cycling and cyclists, including to permit cycling on paved shoulders;

And whereas, the HTA currently defines a bicycle as a vehicle and as such, cyclists must comply with the rules of the road in the same manner as a motorist;

And whereas, the MTO has initiated a consultation on proposed amendments to the HTA aimed at improving cycling safety which includes legislative and regulatory changes regarding cycling on paved shoulders;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Minister of Transportation Ontario be requested to amend the HTA to explicitly allow cyclists to ride on the paved shoulder provided on roads and highways as-of-right (unless bicycles are prohibited by regulation), and add a definition of “shoulder” in the HTA;

And further, that the Region of Peel continue to work collaboratively with the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, and the Town of Caledon to implement the recommendations in the Region’s Active Transportation Plan which include providing paved shoulders, where appropriate, to improve the safety of all road users;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, and MTO.

Carried 2013-431

b) Request from Mark J. Corlett, CEO, AVT.ca, to Delegate to the May 23, 2013 Regional Council meeting, Regarding the Addition of Arsenic to our Community Drinking Water

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

Whereas, the Province of Ontario sets the guidelines for water quality;

Therefore be it resolved, that in response to his request to delegate to Regional Council about water additives, Mark Corlett, CEO, AVT.ca, be requested to direct his concerns to the Ministry of the Environment, given his request is of provincial concern.

Carried 2013-432


9. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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


1. Staff Reports

a) Advice that is Subject to Solicitor-Client Privilege, Including Communications Necessary for that Purpose

Received 2013-433


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That By-law 51-2013 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on May 9, 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 2013-434


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:13 p.m.

 


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair