|February 10, 2005 General Committee Minutes
|B.||Declarations of Conflicts of Interest|
|C.||Approval of Agenda|
|E.||Reports and Communications|
|G.||In Camera Matters|
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
M I N U T E S
The Regional General Committee met on February 10, 2005 at 9:39 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, A. Groves, N. Iannicca*, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin*, P. Palleschi*, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, P. Saito*, N. Stewart
|S. Fennell, due to illness; E. Kolb, due to vacation; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; E. Moore, due to vacation; J. Sprovieri, due to vacation|
|R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; A. Prasad, Acting Commissioner of Planning; Dr. H. Shapiro, Acting Medical Officer of Health; A. Macintyre, Acting Regional Clerk; J. Daly, Legislative Co-ordinator|
Acting Regional Chair E. Adams presided.
A. ROLL CALL
B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Councillor Saito arrived at 9:40 a.m.
C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the agenda for the February 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be amended to include a motion on economic development in the Region of Peel in relation to Items Related to Management - Item MA-A1;
And further, that In Camera Matters, Item G3 regarding advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose be referred to the February 17, 2005 Regional Council meeting;
And further, that the agenda for the February 10, 2005, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:44 a.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:45 a.m.
D1. Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board; Beryl Ford, Trustee, Peel District School Board, Brampton Wards 7 and 8; Leo Kazlovskis, Superintendent, Elementary Schools in Clarkson, Lorne Park, Port Credit and T. L. Kennedy (Camilla) Families, Peel District School Board, Karen Lane, Vice Principal, Camilla Senior Public School, Peel District School Board and Lynn McGinn, School Development Officer, The Terry Fox Foundation, Speaking About the Success of the Terry Fox Run - Pilot Event that was held in Peel on September 24, 2004
The delegation was thanked for their dedication and organization of the 2004 Terry Fox Run Pilot Event. All Members of General Committee were invited to attend the 2005 Event scheduled for September 15, 2005.
Long Term Service Recognition of Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health
Members of General Committee congratulated Peter Graham, Commissioner of Health, on his 30 years of service at the Region of Peel.
E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Chaired by Councillor S. DiMarco
HS-A1. Food Services for Long Term Care and Child Care Centres
That the Food Services contract be awarded to Sysco Food Services of Toronto, partnering with Complete Purchasing Services Inc. for a period of 12 months commencing March 1, 2005 for an annual estimated cost of $1.9 million for the Health, Long Term Care Division;
And further, that the Food Services contract be awarded to Derry Foods Ltd. at an estimated cost of $300,000 for Children's Services Division for a period of 12 months commencing March 1, 2005;
And further, that subject to performance and pricing an additional four 12-month periods be offered to Sysco Food Services of Toronto with the total estimated annual increase to the Long Term Care Division to $1.95 million for the first optional and each subsequent period;
And further, that subject to performance and pricing, an additional four 12-month periods be offered to Derry Foods Ltd. at an estimated cost of $300,000 for each optional year;
And further, that authority be given to increase/extend this contract for similar requirements, within the limits allowed by the program's approved budget;
And further, that the required documents be executed by the Region's duly authorized signing officers.
HS-A2. Follow up Report on Funding of Homemakers and Nurses Services in Peel
That the Regional Chair request a meeting with the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) to support Community Care Access Centre's (CCAC) request that the $800,000 Provincial funding in Peel be released to the CCAC to fund services, without the requirement of municipal cost-sharing;
And further, that the Commissioner of Social Services report back to the February 17, 2005 Regional Council meeting outlining the process as to how the Region of Peel, through its contribution of 20% or $160,000, can ensure that provincial dollars are released;
And further, that no contribution towards administrative costs be made;
And further, that the Regional Chair seek support of other municipalities.
HS-B. Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
HS-B1. New Funding for Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Programs
That the Commissioner of Health be authorized to execute service agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), whereby MOHLTC will fully fund up to $725,000 for tobacco prevention and enforcement programs in Peel Region;
And further, that the addition of up to 5.5 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees to implement tobacco prevention and enforcement programs, fully funded by the MOHLTC, be approved by Regional Council subject to final approval by the MOHLTC of Peel Health's submissions;
And further, that the 2005 Peel Health Budget be adjusted upward to reflect the approved program costs and funding;
And further, that staff report back to Regional Council as additional information regarding funding becomes available.
HS-C. General Services
HS-C1. Cross-Canada Hearings of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
That the Regional Chair, supported by alternate Councillor Gael Miles, present Peel's concerns on immigration issues to the hearings of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration when they meet in Toronto in March or April of 2005.
See also Items Related to Planning - Item PL-C2
HS-C2. The Mentoring Partnership Public Launch - February 28, 2005
HS-D1. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated January 20, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter dated December 21, 2004, Advising of the Region's Support of the New Initiatives to Expand the Capacity and Quality of Early Learning and Child Care (Resolution 2004-1268)
Councillor Mullin arrived at 10:25 a.m.
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles
MA-A1. Brampton Downtown Development Corporation
That the City of Brampton proposal to incorporate the Brampton Downtown Development Corporation, for the benefit of the area now designated as the Brampton Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA), be supported;
And further, that the City of Brampton and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be so advised.
Motion relating to Economic Development Services Relating to the Acquisition, Development and Disposal of Sites for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Uses
Referred to the February 17, 2005 Regional Council meeting
MA-B. Corporate Finance
MA-B1. Delegation of Tax Ratio Setting Authority
That the delegation of the upper-tier tax ratio setting authority under Section 310 of the Municipal Act, be approved;
And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council;
And further, that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) be requested to make a regulation designating the Region of Peel as a delegated municipality for 2005.
PEOPLE INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY
MA-C. Information Technology Services
MA-C1. Public Sector Network (PSN) Update and Budget
That the Public Sector Network (PSN) Financial Results for 2004 and Proposed Budget for 2005, as documented in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of People, Information and Technology, dated January 14, 2005, titled "Public Sector Network Update and Budget", be approved, with no impact on the overall Regional budget;
And further, that in accordance with the Public Sector Network (PSN) Partnership Agreement, staff be authorized to apply revenues received from PSN Subscribers in 2005 to offset shared network expenditures, as documented in Appendix I of the subject report.
MA-D1. Greg Sorbara, Minister of Finance, and John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated January 11, 2005, Providing an Update on the Status of the Provincial Government Review of the Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF) and Announcing a Stable Funding Guarantee for 2005
MA-D2. News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated January 13, 2005, Outlining the Review Process for the Ontario Centre for Municipal Best Practices (OCMBP) Taking Place in Early 2005 and Encouraging Participation from Municipal Elected Officials and Senior Staff
MA-D3. Rose Caterini, Deputy City Clerk/Manager of Legislative Services, City of Hamilton, Letter dated January 13, 2005, Acknowledging Receipt of Peel Resolution Number 2004-1224 Regarding GO Transit Which was Forwarded to the General Manager of Finance and Corporate Services, City of Hamilton, for a Report to the Corporate Administration Committee
MA-D4. News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Advising of Two New Programs Currently Under Consideration, the Bulk Electricity Procurement Program and the 311 Initiative
MA-D5. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 17, 2005, Adopting Resolutions Extending the Terms for Non-Elected Members of the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) to November 30, 2006 and Requesting an Additional Elected Member from the City of Brampton be Appointed to the AAC
MA-D6. P.M. Madill, Regional Clerk, Regional Municipality of Durham, Letter dated January 21, 2005, Acknowledging Receipt of Peel Resolution Number 2004-1224 Regarding GO Transit Which was Received by the Council of the Regional Municipality of Durham and Providing a Report From R.J. Clapp, Commissioner of Finance, Durham Region
MA-D7. News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated January 27, 2005, Advising of the Reduction of Property Tax Pass-Through for Recreational Uses Along Hydro Corridors by the Province of Ontario to 50 per cent from 100 per cent
MA-D8. News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 1, 2005, Announcing the National Allocation Formula for Federal Gas Revenues for Municipal Infrastructure
MA-D9. News Release: The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 1, 2005, Detailing the Highlights of the AMO Presentation on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on Bill 118
Referred to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor D. Lyons
PL-A1. Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Decision Regarding an Appeal by a Property Owner (Atchison) (Regional File OZ-03-005C) Against the Town of Caledon Official Plan - Town of Caledon, Ward 3
PL-B1. Report of the Public Meeting Regarding a Proposed Amendment Number 13 to the Region of Peel Official Plan (ROP) held on January 27, 2005
2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING
Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:41 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.
Chair Kolb stated that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions regarding this amendment at this public meeting or make written submissions before this proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted by the Regional Municipality of Peel, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) may dismiss all or part of an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board.
3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION
The Regional Clerk stated that the Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, Chapter P.13 by publication in the following news media:
Mississauga News - Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Brampton Guardian - Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Caledon Enterprise - Saturday, December 18, 2004
In addition, the Notice of Public Meeting was faxed to the prescribed public bodies on January 20, 2005.
Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of December 13, 2004 (www.peelregion.ca) and the Draft Official Plan Amendment was available to the public on-line as of the same date.
4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST
The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of this proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) that they should give their full name, address, postal code, and telephone number in writing at the Clerk's reception prior to leaving the meeting.
5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS
Chair Kolb called upon Simone Banz, Planning Manager, Planning Policy and Research Division, Planning Department who made a brief presentation to explain the purpose of the proposed amendment.
6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) Oral Submissions
i) Carl Brawley, Associate, Glen Schnarr and Associates Inc. on behalf of several clients within the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga stated that his concerns with the proposal can be grouped into four areas, such as:
- Given the specific feature oriented nature of the proposed map, some features shown may not qualify as Regional Core under the definition as provided for within the Regional Official Plan (ROP);
- Relationship of the ROP with the local Official Plans (OP), given that the ROP states that detailed interpretation of the Regional Core is to occur within the local OP, allowing for conflict between the specific nature of the mapping and the local plans;
- Methods of acquisition of the core features, particularly those which fall on table land areas; and
- Concerned with the use of crest of slope to define valley and stream corridors, and that it may become the criteria to establish development limits.
b) Written Submissions
7. CONCLUSION OF PUBLIC MEETING
Chair Kolb advised those in attendance that, comments will be taken into consideration and a final report and supporting by-law will be considered by Regional Council at a future meeting.
PL-C. Planning Policy and Research
PL-C1. Status Report - Regional Official Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU)
PL-C2. An Overview of the Characteristics and Experiences of Peel Immigrants
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director of Planning Policy and Research and Ron Jaros, Planning Manager, Planning Policy and Research
See also Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-C1
Staff were encouraged to share the immigration population data with other public bodies, as there have been impacts to services due to increased populations, such as school boards who may not have access to current data.
Councillor Saito reflected upon her experience in Mississauga, Ward 9, where schools were constructed based on available population data; in some cases, school enrolment exceeded 50 per cent of planned registrations.
PL-C3. Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) Amended Terms of Reference
That the amended Terms of Reference for the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) as outlined in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated January 26, 2005, titled "Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) Amended Terms of Reference", be adopted;
And further, that the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) members, other than the Regional and City of Brampton Councillors, appointed for the 2003-2006 term also be appointed for the 2007-2010 term.
PL-D1. Harinder Takhar, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated January 7, 2005, Responding to Chair Kolb's Letter dated November 9, 2004, Regarding Support for the Expansion of Highway 401 from the Highway 401/410/403 Interchange Westerly to the Credit River
PL-D2. David Miller, Mayor, City of Toronto, Letter dated January 10, 2005, Commending the Honourable John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), on the Introduction of Bill 135, the Proposed Greenbelt Act and the Draft Greenbelt Plan to Establish a Permanent Greenbelt Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area (GGHA) as Part of an Overall Strategy to Manage Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)
PL-D3. Brad Graham, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Growth Secretariat, Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Letter received January 19, 2005, Providing Information on Three Key Topics Related to the Development of the Draft Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)
Chaired by Councillor M. Prentice
PW-A. Engineering and Construction
PW-A1. Intersection Safety Program to Reduce Red Light Running Current Program Status
PW-B. Operations and Maintenance
PW-B1. Purchase of Vacuum-Excavation Units, Capital Projects 01-9020 and 04-9020, Document Number 2004-279T
That Document 2004-279T for the purchase of two vacuum-excavation units be awarded to Joe Johnson Equipment Inc. (Bid "A") in the estimated amount of $808,240 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 01-9020 and 04-9020 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001, as amended;
And further, that authority be given to dispose of the current equipment through the Region's Operations Support Section.
PW-C. Waste Management
PW-C1. Organics Collection Container Tender Procurement
That Document 2004-644T for the supply, delivery and distribution of organics collection containers be awarded to Norsemen Plastics in the estimated amount of $5,966,999.40 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 03-6300, Cost Centre 23899 for a 24 month period, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001.
Andrew Pollock, Director, Waste Management, provided members with a demonstration of the Norseman container, highlighting the lockable lid, castor wheels and companion kitchen container.
PW-D1. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated January 21, 2005, Requesting Endorsement of City of Mississauga Resolution 0005-2005, Adopted on January, 19, 2005, Requesting the Province of Ontario to Implement a System of Deposit Returns for all Metal, Glass and Plastic Beverage Containers
That City of Mississauga Resolution 0005-2005 be endorsed, which reads:
"WHEREAS, the Ministry of the Environment has set a goal for all municipalities in Ontario to divert 60% of all waste from landfill by 2008 through reduction, reuse or recycling;
AND WHEREAS, the Corporation of the Township of Algonquin Highlands recently petitioned the Minister of the Environment to implement a system of deposit returns for all metal, glass and plastic beverage containers and seriously considered mandating reusable plastic drink containers as outlined in their Resolution dated November 18, 2004;
AND WHEREAS, Mississauga Councillors in their capacity as councilors on the Region of Peel Council, which is responsible for waste management, sent resolutions to the Province of Ontario advocating deposit return programs in 2002, 2001, 1998 and 1997;
AND WHEREAS, Mississauga Council continues to support deposit returns programs as a means of reducing waste;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the City of Mississauga petition the Minister of the Environment to implement a system of deposit returns for all metal, glass and plastic beverage containers;
And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Ministry of the Environment, the Corporation of the Township of Algonquin Highlands, Region of Peel, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and all Provincial MPPs in Mississauga and the Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario";
And further, that a copy of the subject resolution be forwarded to the Ministry of the Environment, the Corporation of the Township of Algonquin Highlands, Region of Peel, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and all Provincial MPPs in Mississauga and the Large Urban Mayors' Caucus of Ontario.
PW-D2. David Miller, Mayor, City of Toronto, Letter dated January 20, 2005, Inviting Municipalities to Support and Participate in the City of Toronto 2005 20-Minute Makeover Event, to be held on Friday, April 22, 2005
PW-D3. Donna Russett, Volunteer Director, Ontario, Pitch-In Canada, Letter received January 31, 2005, Inviting Members of Council to Participate in the 2005 Pitch-In Canada Week, April 18 - 24, 2005
|Chaired by Councillor P. Mullin|
HO-A1. Community Rental Housing Program Pilot - Guarantee of Provincial Funding to Peel Living for Summerville Pines and Peel Youth Village Projects
That the Region of Peel guarantee forgivable loans from the Province to Peel Housing Corporation pursuant to the requirements of the Provincial Contribution Agreements and the related Community Rental Housing Program, in order to receive funding for the Summerville Pines and Peel Youth Village projects;
And further, that all necessary documents be executed by the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers.
HO-B1. Pat Mullin, Regional Councillor, City of Mississauga, Ward 2 and Chair, Peel Housing Committee, Letter dated January 17, 2005 to Joseph Fontana, Minister of Labour and Housing, Regarding the Positive Feedback on His Speech Made at the Annual Conference of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and Providing Him with Peel's Centralized Social Housing Waiting List Reports
F. OTHER BUSINESS
G. IN CAMERA MATTERS
Chaired by Acting Regional Chair E. Adams
Committee moved In Camera at 11:19 a.m.
G1. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board
G2. Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose
G3. Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose
Committee moved out of In Camera at 11:36 a.m.
The meeting adjourned at 11:37 a.m.