THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

SPECIAL GENERAL COMMITTEE

M I N U T E S GC-2001-2


The Regional General Committee met on February 15, 2001 at 1:54 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.

Members Present: R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, C. Gyles, C. Harker, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion®, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice®, C. Seglins, I. Sinclair*, R. Whitehead

Members Absent: N. Iannicca, P. Saito

Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; P. Vezina, Commissioner of Social Services; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property and General Manager of Peel Living; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; P. Vivian, Director of Human Resources; Bonnie Zeran, Director of Clerkís and Regional Clerk; Lise Conde, Legislative Co-ordinator, Legislative Services

Regional Chair E. Kolb presided.


A. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Chair Kolb declared a conflict of interest on Item C1., and refrained from voting thereon. A member of his family is employed by Peel Regional Police.

B. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    RECOMMENDATION GC-1-2001:

    That the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Municipal Policing Services in Caledon budget review presentation be dealt with immediately following Item C-i.1.;

    And further, that the agenda for the February 15, 2001, Special General Committee meeting be approved.


C-i. OPENING REMARKS

    1. 2001 Region of Peel Business Plan Overview

    Presentation by R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer and J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance

Received

R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer provided an overview of Peelís fiscal background and the property tax supported budget, noting that the last Council term saw no tax rate increase for 1998-2000. He also noted, with regards to property tax supported programs, that there is no tax impact in 2001.

Councillor McCallion departed at 2:05 p.m.

J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance provided a budget overview of police services and other special purpose bodies.

    RECOMMENDATION GC-2-2001:

    That Regional Council be provided with a three-year forecast of assessment growth at an upcoming meeting scheduled for deliberation of the 2001 Business Plan;

    And further, that the Commissioner of Finance provide an analysis of financial impacts in the event of an economic downturn.

    RECOMMENDATION GC-3-2001:

    That the utility rate operations, 2001 Capital Budget and 2001-2010 Capital Forecast portions of the Business Plan Overview be deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting.

    RECOMMENDATION GC-4-2001:

    That the Commissioner of Finance provide information on industrial and commercial assessment growth in Peel over the last five years at an upcoming meeting scheduled for deliberations of the 2001 Business Plan.

Councillor Prentice departed at 2:20 p.m.


C. 2001 PROGRAM REVIEWS

Item C2. was dealt with.

      2. Ontario Provincial Police Municipal Policing Services in Caledon: 2001 Current Budget Review

Presentation by K. MacDonald, Inspector of Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment and S. Jones, Treasurer/Director, Corporate Services, Town of Caledon

Received

K. MacDonald, Inspector of Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment, introduced the members of the leadership team of the Ontario Provincial Police Municipal Policing Services in Caledon. He then provided the Committee with information on OPP corporate strategic direction, their business planning cycle, and 2000 statistics regarding crime management and traffic management adequacy standards. He also listed the Caledon and Detachmentís eleven Business Plan commitments.

S. Jones, Treasurer and Director, Corporate Services, Town of Caledon, then outlined the 2001 OPP Caledon Detachment Budget, stating that it represents a net increase of $291,214 over 2000. This is directly related to the continuation of community policing and the aggressive maintenance program for the detachmentís buildings.

Mayor Carol Seglins thanked Inspector MacDonald and his team on behalf of the Town of Caledon and encouraged continued co-operation with Peel Regional Police.

Caledon OPP Detachment Crime Statistics

RECOMMENDATION GC-5-2001:

That Inspector MacDonald provide Regional Council with a statistical review of reported incidents by crime category reported to the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment identified by crime.

  1. Peel Regional Police: 2001 Draft Current Budget and 10 Year Draft Capital Plan

    Presentation by N. Catney, Chief, Peel Regional Police and L. Button, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Regional Police

Received

Councillor Sinclair arrived at 3:08 p.m.

Chief Catney introduced L. Button, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Regional Police and T. Banks, F. Stewart and B. Mullins of Peel Regional Police Business Services.

Chief Catney then provided an overview of community policing issues and priorities along with recent Peel Regional Police statistics.

L. Button, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Regional Police then outlined 2000 budget highlights and the 2001 budget position, which represents an increase of $6.4 million.

Peel Regional Police Crime Statistics

RECOMMENDATION GC-6-2001:

That Chief Catney provide a statistical review of reported incidents by crime category relative to population growth in the Region of Peel over the last four years.

Implications of Photo Radar

RECOMMENDATION GC-7-2001:

That the Chair of Peel Police Services Board identify how many officers can be moved into other policing areas if photo radar was implemented in the Region of Peel;

And further, that this information include an assessment of the financial impact of such a move.

Peel Regional Police Staffing Formula

RECOMMENDATION GC-8-2001:

That Chief Catney provide a ten year plan with regard to the Peel Regional Police staffing formula, specifically as it relates to the increase or decrease in reported incidents by crime;

And further, that Chief Catney also provide information on the efficiencies related to the hours spent on the street by front-line officers and technological improvements relating to "paperwork" issues, such as the digital dictation system.

Rules of Procedure Waived

RECOMMENDATION GC-9-2001:

That in accordance with Procedural By-law 54-1999, Section III-2i be waived in order that the February 15, 2001 Special General Committee meeting continue past 4:00 p.m.

Peel Regional Police Citizensí Perception Survey

RECOMMENDATION GC-10-2001:

That Chief Catney share the results of the last Citizensí Perception Survey with Members of Regional Council.

Completion of Peel Regional Police Presentation

RECOMMENDATION GC-11-2001:

That Chief Catney return to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting to complete his portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget presentation.

2. Ontario Provincial Police Municipal Policing Services in Caledon: 2001 Current Budget Review

Presentation by K. MacDonald, Inspector of Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment and S. Jones, Treasurer/Director, Corporate Services, Town of Caledon

This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting.

3. Conservation Authorities

a) Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)

Deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting

b) Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting

c) Conservation Halton (CH)

Deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting

4. Public Works: Introduction

Presentation by M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works

Deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting

a) Water

Presentation by G.J. Savage, Director of Water and Wastewater Treatment and P. Williams, Director of Operations and Maintenance

Deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting

b) Wastewater

Presentation by G.J. Savage, Director of Water and Wastewater Treatment and P. Williams, Director of Operations and Maintenance

Deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting

 

D. COMMUNICATIONS

    1. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board regarding 2001 Draft Current Budget and 10 Year Draft Capital Plan

Deferred to the February 22, 2001 Special Regional Council Meeting

E. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 4:18 p.m.