|Members:||R. Begley, L. Bissell, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, C. Harker, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion*, M. Morrison, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito*, C. Seglins*, I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead|
|Members Absent:||S. Fennell due to other municipal business, C. Gyles; G. Miles due to other municipal business; P. Mullin due to other municipal business|
|Also Present:||P. Vezina, Acting 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; D. Szwarc, Interim Commissioner of Social Services; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property and General Manager of Peel Living; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; P. Vivian, Director of Human Resources; P. Hillock, Acting Regional Clerk; A. Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator, Legislative Services|
Regional Chair E. Kolb presided.
A. ROLL CALL
B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the agenda for the May 24, 2001, General Committee meeting be approved.
D1. David Regan, Chairman, Board of Directors, Raymond Applebaum, Executive Director, Peel Senior Link and Wayne Squibb, President of Realstar Management announcing the Launch of Peel Senior Link's Seventh Supportive Housing Site
It was suggested that the Board of Directors of Peel Senior Link meet with the Commissioner of Housing to determine which resources might be used in the development of respite beds.
Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:51 a.m.
Councillor Seglins arrived at 10:03 a.m.
Councillor Saito arrived at 10:43 a.m.
D2. Vince Kishimoto, Executive Director, Central Ontario Chapter of the National Golf Course Owners Association (Canada) regarding Concerns and Impact of the New Methodology used by Ontario Property Assessment Corporation (OPAC) to Value Golf Facilities
That the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance review the impact of the new assessment methodology on Peel Golf facilities;
And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance review the assessment of the Britannia Hills and Lakeview Golf Facilities to determine the accuracy of the assessment values.
E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING
Planning Policy and Research
P1. Niagara Escarpment Plan Review
That the additional comments of Planning staff on the final proposed amendments to the Niagara Escarpment Plan attached as Appendix 1 to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated May 10, 2001, titled "Niagara Escarpment Plan Review", be endorsed;
And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) and the Town of Caledon for their information.
P2. Brian Coburn, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs in response to Peel's Resolution 2001-219 regarding Environmental Farm Plan (EFP)
See also Item P3
P3. John Hirsch, Co-Chair, Etobicoke-Mimico Task Force, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) regarding the Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) and Cuts to Federal/Provincial Funding Programs
The Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel endorse the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) resolution that reads:
"That the Etobicoke and Mimico Creek Watersheds Task Force strongly supports the Environmental Farm Plan as an implementation tool for improving the quality of our creek's water as well as aquatic and terrestrial habitats in the rural headwater areas of the Etobicoke Creek watershed;
That the Etobicoke and Mimico Creek Watersheds Task Force is seriously concerned to learn that funding for this especially important rural environmental management program, particularly in light of the recent rural water quality disaster in Walkerton, Ontario, is in jeopardy;
That the Etobicoke and Mimico Creek Watersheds Task Force strongly supports the efforts of the Town of Caledon in working with other municipal, provincial and federal levels of government to ensure that Funding for environmental projects in agricultural areas is continued;
And further that letters of support for the continuance of the Environmental Farm Plan, or a comparable replacement program, from the Etobicoke and Mimico Creek Watershed Task Force, be sent to all municipalities, Members of Provincial Parliament, and Members of Parliament whose area of jurisdiction is within the Etobicoke or Mimico Creek Watersheds."
See also Item P2
P4. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) advising of Possible Aircraft Noise Impacts Due to Extensive Construction Upgrades to Lester B. Pearson International Airport's (LBPIA) Airside Facilities
ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY
H1. Replacement Reserve Funds
H2. Sponsored Immigrant Access to Social Assistance through Federal Government Website
That the Commissioner of Social Services provide a summary of immigration statistics including the number of failed sponsored immigrants, number of illegal immigrants and billing information provided to the Federal Government.
H3. Encroachment Agreement Mississauga Road (Regional Road No. 1), Owners: Mary and Gordon Phillpott, Town of Caledon, Ward 1
That the encroachment on Mississauga Road, being a portion of a verandah of a house known municipally as 17176 Main Street (Mississauga Road) in the Village of Belfountain, Town of Caledon, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated the 29th day of March, 2001 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Mary Phillpott and Gordon Phillpott;
And further, that all documents relating thereto or required to complete this transaction be executed by the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers;
And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council.
H4. Road Closing and Conveyance of Lands, East Side of Silken Laumann Way, North of Britannia Road, City of Mississauga, Ward 6
That the lands described as Part of Lot 6, Concession 2, West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, and more particularly described as Parts 1 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-15495, be stopped-up, closed and deprived of its character as public highway or street;
And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for first and second readings;
And further, that the notice of the proposed by-law and proposed conveyance of land be advertised in a local newspaper once a week for four successive weeks, the cost of which is to be borne by Project # 98-4180;
And further, that upon completion of the advertising, the by-law be referred back to Regional Council for a third and final reading.
That the lands described as Part of Lot 6, Concession 2, West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, and more particularly described as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-15495, be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.
That the Offer to Purchase Agreement from Fitzwood Investments Limited for the lands described as Part of Lot 6, Concession 2, West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, and more particularly described as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-15495, as declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation, for a purchase price of $10.00, be accepted by the Regional Corporation;
And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers;
And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction, including the execution of all Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.
H5. Ontario Home Builder, Spring 2001 Issue; The Affordability Conundrum by Wayne Dempsey, President, Ontario Home Builders Association
H6. GTA Municipal News, April 18, 2001; Peel to Build Affordable Housing
H7. Alfonso Gagliano, Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation regarding the 2001-2002 Rental and Rooming House Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP)
ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
HS1. Recent Release of National Quality of Life Report
Ontario Works in Peel
HS2. National Child Benefit Reinvestment Strategy - 2001
That Regional Council approve Peel's 2001 reinvestment strategy for the National Child Benefit to agencies and services as presented in Appendix I, of the report of the (Interim) Commissioner of Social Services, dated April 16, 2001, titled "National Child Benefit Reinvestment Strategy - 2001" totalling $1,200,000;
And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
HS3. Social Services Department Role in Community Emergencies
HS4. Electrical Generating Station Proposals Sithe Energies Canadian Development Limited, Goreway Drive, City of Brampton, Ward 9 and Winston Churchill Boulevard, City of Mississauga, Ward 2
Referred to the May 31, 2001 Regional Council Meeting
HS5. West Nile Virus - 2001 Initiatives
See also Items HS7 and HS8
HS6. Breathing Space - Smoke Free Homes Campaign Wins Awards
HS7. Michael D. Harris, MPP, Premier of Ontario regarding the Development of a Provincial Response Plan with Respect to the West Nile Virus
See also Items HS5 and HS8
HS8. Catherine Frank, Manager, Corporate Correspondence Unit, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care regarding the Development of a Provincial Response Plan with Respect to the West Nile Virus
See also Items HS5 and HS7
HS9. Helen Lisi, Town Clerk, The Corporation of the Town of Milton regarding the Launching of the Smoking By-law Campaign
HS10. Elizabeth Witmer, MPP, Minister of the Environment providing Information Related to the Ministry's Timetable for the Conversion of the Lakeview Generating Station from Coal to Natural Gas
ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Engineering and Construction
PW1. Expansion of the Dixie Road/Derry Road Feasibility Study, Project 99-4340 - City of Mississauga, Ward 5
That Regional Public Works staff extend the Dixie Road/Derry Road Intersection Feasibility Study to incorporate the necessary network level analysis;
And further, that the consulting firm of SNC Lavalin Engineers continue to be retained to provide the additional engineering services on the expanded Dixie Road/Derry Road Intersection Feasibility Study at the regional road network level around the Dixie Road/Derry Road intersection under Project 99-4340 in accordance with Purchasing By-Law 50-96, at the estimated cost of $79,235 plus G.S.T;
And further, that the amount of $100,000 be allocated to Project 99-4340 from Capital Budget Item 01-4300 to be financed from Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve. The $100,000 includes Consultant fees, Engineering Fees and Presentation Fees;
And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for additional engineering services to the Vendor for contingencies and unforeseen works where the actual requirements exceed the estimates to the maximum limit allowed by the Purchasing By-Law;
And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers.
PW2. The Board of the Greater Toronto Transit Authority's Resolution to Proclaim in Force Section 142.1 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
That Regional Council endorse the resolution put forth by the Board of the Greater Toronto Transit Authority to the Province of Ontario to proclaim in force Section 142.1 of the Highway Traffic Act, which gives priority to buses attempting to re-enter the flow of traffic from a bus bay;
And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated April 30th 2001 titled The Board of the Greater Toronto Transit Authority's Resolution to Proclaim in Force Section 142.1 of the Highway Traffic Act be forwarded to the Minister of Transportation.
Operations and Maintenance
PW3. Request For Proposal Winter Control Services - Route and Operations Optimization Analysis
That Request for Proposal 2000-280P for the Winter Control Services - Route Optimization Analysis be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible vendor, Delcan Consultants for the estimated cost of $139,240.00 exclusive of all applicable taxes;
And further that funding for Winter Control Services - Route Optimization Analysis be provided from Capital Project 01-4360;
And further, that authorities be given to increase/extend this contract for additional requirements by 20% for contingencies and unforeseen works where actual requirements exceed the estimates to the limits allowed by the Purchasing By-laws;
And further, that the following conditions be adhered to:
- That the information is available and compatible
- Assessment should be based on current levels, not on provincial standards
- Consultant should be dealt with through a steering committee, not through the Region of Peel
PW4. Consultant Retention for the Southwest and Southeast Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRC), Proposals 2001-041P and 2001-011P
Referred to the May 31, 2001 Regional Council meeting pending an amendment to the staff recommendation
PW5. Feasibility of Alternating Weekly Recycling Collection for the Town of Caledon
That the Town of Caledon receive weekly recycling collection of Blue and Grey Box materials, concurrently with the City of Mississauga and Brampton in conjunction with the commencement of the Three Bag Standard in June 2001.
ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
M1. Emergency and Protective Services Committee
That a subcommittee of Council be established to be known as the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC);
And further, that the initial members of the EPSC be the same as the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee;
And further, that the initial terms of reference for the EPSC shall be those attached as Appendix "1" to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services dated May 4, 2001 titled Emergency and Protective Services Committee;
And further, that the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee be dissolved and that its matters be transferred to the EPSC.
M2. Changes to Limitation Periods
That the Attorney General be advised that the Region of Peel does not support the changes affecting municipalities contained in the legislation to reform limitation periods titled Bill 10: An Act to Revise the Limitations Act, specifically the proposed changes to the Municipal Act regarding actions for failure to maintain or repair highways.
Ambulance and Emergency Programs
M3. Peel Regional Ambulance Services Update to May 2001
That Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor provide a status report on Peel Regional Ambulance Service staffing issues including staff complement prior to commencement of the Regional of Peel providing ambulance services and current staffing complement, staff qualifications and staff training.
The Commissioner of Corporate Services undertook to provide Councillor McCallion with a status report on Peel Regional Ambulance Service staffing issues including staff complement prior to commencement of the Regional of Peel providing ambulance services and current staffing complement, staff qualifications and staff training.
M4. GO Transit Development Charges - Region of Peel
That staff be authorized to proceed immediately with the GO Transit Development Charge process and timetable pursuant to the Development Charges Act, 1997 in order to recommend a development charge by-law to Council and to commence GO Transit growth related funding by September, 2001;
And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be authorized in accordance with Section 5.2.5 of the Purchasing by-law to engage C.N. Watson and Associates Ltd., to assist in the preparation of the Peel GO Transit Development Charge background study;
And further, that Regional staff be authorized to take necessary actions to implement the above recommendations;
And further, that a copy of the report dated May 4, 2001 titled GO Transit Development Charges - Region of Peel be forwarded to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, the Town of Caledon, the GTA Regions and the Cities of Toronto and Hamilton, the Urban Development Institute (Ontario and Peel Chapter), the Greater Toronto Homebuilders Association, the Greater Toronto Services Board, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Minister of Transportation and Peel Regional MPPs.
See also Item M13
The Commissioner of Finance undertook to provide a high level background study on Peel GO Transit development charges prior to the June 21, 2001 Regional Council meeting.
The Commissioner of Finance was requested to arrange tabling an updated report outlining pros and cons of dealing with Development Charges at the upcoming Finance and Administration Committee of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB).
Councillor McCallion requested the Commissioner of Finance to review and confirm the latest figures of the GO Transit Capital Budget, which are used to calculate development charges.
M5. Proposed Deferred Frontage at 421 King Street, Terra Cotta, A Local Improvement Constructed Under Municipal Act Project 94-1130, Town of Caledon, Ward 2
That the frontage charge be deferred for the property at 421 King Street, Terra Cotta, Town of Caledon, Project 94-1130, with the deferred charge of $2,074 being financed from the Local Improvement Reserve (R0241);
And further, that staff be authorized to take all necessary steps to implement the deferred charge.
M6. Tax Policy Update
Information Technology Services
M7. Disclosure - Licences for Symposium Telephone System
That payments to Williams Communications be authorized to cover the cost of Licences for the Symposium telephone call centre system including other related networking costs, which were incurred in support of the Ontario Works Intake Screening Unit Implementation and the Health Department Office relocation and consolidation, in the amount of $396,652 excluding applicable taxes.
M8. Jack Wilkinson, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) regarding Assessment and Taxation of Farm Property
M9. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) regarding Telecommunications - Admission of Additional Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) User Units to the VCOM Radio System
That the following motion passed by the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board on April 19, 2001 be endorsed:
"That the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) be authorized, pursuant to the terms of the amended VCOM Agreement, to add additional units of user gear, growing to no more than 400 units of user gear through the life of the system, at a cost of $937.35 per unit in excess of the initial 200 units authorized through Resolution #98-1285, such costs to be payable for each unit of user gear at the time of admission".
M10. Joe Scalise, Chairman, North Cooksville Community Association (NCCA) requesting Updated Information from the Region of Peel regarding Meetings, Decisions and Directions
M11. Allan Gotlieb, Chairman, Ontario Heritage Foundation (OHF) regarding Participation in the Foundation's Heritage Community Recognition Program 2001
M12. Robert A. Richards, President and CAO, Ontario Property Assessment Corporation (OPAC) regarding the 2000 Annual Report and Financial Statements
M13. Elizabeth McLaren, Acting Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding Development Charges - GO Transit
See also Item M4
M14. Ms. Cathy Szabo, Chief Executive Officer, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) of Peel regarding Labour Negotiations with Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) Staff
F. IN CAMERA MATTERS
Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb
F1. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes
F2. Labour relations or employee negotiations
The meeting adjourned at 12:34 p.m.