|April 20, 2006 General
|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 April 20, 2006 at 9:52 a.m.
in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.
G. Carlson¨, C. Corbasson,
F. Dale, S. Fennell¨,
A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G.
Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito,
J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart|
|S. DiMarco, due to vacation; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business|
|D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; J. Menard, Acting Commissioner of Social Services; J. Smith, Acting Commissioner of Health; Dr. M. Ward, Acting Medical Officer of Health; A. Macintyre, Deputy Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator|
* See text for arrivals
¨ See text for departures
Regional Chair E. Kolb presided.
A. ROLL CALL
B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the agenda for the April 20, 2006, General Committee meeting be amended to include a discussion regarding Financing for GO Transit;
And further, that the agenda for the April 20, 2006, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.
D1. Gayle Bursey, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Introducing Vaibhav Gupta, Jasleen Singh, and Clint Wilson, Peer Leaders, Presenting an Update on the Tobacco Peer Leader Program.
See also Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-B1
Councillor Groves congratulated the students for their leadership in speaking out about the dangers of tobacco.
Chair Kolb thanked the students for providing Council with an update regarding the Tobacco Peer Leader Program and noted that targeting youth is the most effective method of tobacco prevention.
D2. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel, Presenting the Government Finance Officers Association Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the year ending December 31, 2004 to Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; Monique Hynes, Manager, Accounting Services; and Mike Grey, Financial Analyst
Chair Kolb noted that this is the fourth consecutive year the Region of Peel has received this honour and extended his congratulations to the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and his team.
Councillor Miles congratulated all staff of the Finance Department for their key roles in maintaining the Triple A Credit Rating of the Region of Peel.
Councillor McCallion noted that the award is a very worthy one and congratulated
staff for receiving it four years in a row.
Item F1 was dealt with.
F. OTHER BUSINESS
1. Financing for GO Transit (Oral)
Councillor McCallion advised that at a recent GO Transit Board of Directors meeting, there was considerable discussion regarding financing of GO Transit. While the Board adopted the budget, there is growing support for the position taken by the Region of Peel that municipal one-third contributions to GO Transit from the property tax base be stopped and funding through Development Charges be initiated.
Councillor McCallion further advised that she and other municipal leaders are
calling for a meeting with the Premier of Ontario to discuss comments made by
provincial staff that municipalities who do not contribute one-third funding
to GO Transit will not receive their share of the Gas Tax funds.
E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb
Chair Kolb introduced Dr. Megan Ward, the Acting Medical Officer of Health to the Members of General Committee.
HS-A. General Services
HS-A1. Report of the Grants Ad Hoc Committee (GRC-2006-1) Meeting held on April 13, 2006
1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the agenda for the April 13, 2006 Grants Ad hoc Committee meeting be approved.
a) Community Programs Funding Update/Recommendations
Presentation by Sandra Solonik, Acting Manager, Community Services and Special Projects
That the Community Programs Funding policy for the multi-year operating and one-year program funding application process be amended, as outlined in the report of the Acting Commissioner of Social Services, dated March 27, 2006, titled "Community Programs Funding Update/Recommendations", for the funding term of 2007-2009, subject to available funds, and financed under the approved 2007 Social Services budget (CF00012 56743);
And further, that the following guidelines/policies for the multi-year operating funding applications for agricultural agencies, be approved;
- That all agricultural applications support and develop the agricultural industry and community in Peel through outreach, education and public awareness;
- That the Community Program multi-year operating funding agricultural application reference the Regional Official Plan;
- That the multi-year funding requirements for agricultural funding applications be revised to support requests by new agricultural organizations by eliminating the requirement for two years of consecutive one-year program funding for new applicants;
- That the Manager of Community Programs Funding guide and support agricultural organizations to apply for funds from other funding sources;
And further, that Community Program multi-year operating funding application identify a cost of living increase option;
And further, that a Peel service level assessment of community program needs be completed and provided to Grants Ad hoc Committee to assist with 2007-2009 multi-year operating funding recommendation decisions;
And further, that the Manager of the Community Programs Funding develops a guiding principle outlining Peel community program needs for 2007 one-year program funding applications;
And further, that one-year program funding consideration be given to program applications outside of the program areas identified in the guiding principle for 2007;
And further, that both the one-year program and multi-year operating funding application forms state that agencies/organizations may be required to present to Regional staff and members of the Grants Ad hoc Committee as part of the funding approval process.
6. NEXT MEETING
That staff schedule a meeting in early fall 2006 to hear the presentations of Community Program Funding applicants as requested by the Grants Ad hoc Committee;
And further, that the next meeting of the Grants Ad hoc Committee be scheduled in late fall 2006 to review the 2006 one-year funding applications and both the 2007 one-year funding and 2007-2009 multi-year operating funding application recommendations.
HS-B. Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
HS-B1. Smoke-Free Ontario Act
See also Delegations/Presentations - Item D1
HS-C. Family Health
HS-C1. Breastfeeding Practices in Peel
HS-D1. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated February 8, 2006, Informing that the Minister of Community and Social Services Announced Changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
HS-D2. Cheri Cowan, Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated March 23, 2006, Informing of a Resolution Passed by the Town of Caledon on March 21, 2006 which Supports the Region of Peel Resolution Regarding the Canada-Ontario Agreement on Child Care (Resolution 2006-19)
HS-D3. Mary Anne Chambers, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Letter dated March 27, 2006, Regarding the Cancellation by the Government of Canada of the 2005 Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (ELCC)
HS-D4. Harinder S. Takhar, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated March 29, 2006, Advising of a One-Time Grant of $128,205 to the Region of Peel in Advance of the New "Move Ontario" 1.2 Billion Multi-Year Transit Vehicle Funding Program
HS-D5. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 30, 2006, Informing that the Region of Peel will Receive $248,192 of Additional Funding under the Provincial Rent Bank Program
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles
MA-A1. Council Chamber Retrofit - Accommodation of Three Additional Councillors
Referred back to the Steering Committee for consideration of additional options
MA-B. Ambulance and Emergency Services
MA-B1. Emergency Preparedness Week - May 7-13, 2006
That the week of May 7-13, 2006 be proclaimed "Emergency Preparedness Week" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
MA-B2. Paramedic Week - May 15-21, 2006
That the week of May 15-21, 2006 be proclaimed "Paramedic Week" in the Regional Municipality of Peel;
And further, that the Paramedics and staff of Peel Regional Paramedic Services be commended for their dedication to the public by providing pre-hospital emergency medical services in the Region of Peel.
MA-C1. 2006 Inaugural Meeting of Peel Regional Council
That Section III-1(c) of Procedural By-law 54-1999, as amended, be waived with respect to the venue of the 2006 Inaugural Council meeting;
And further, that the 2006 Inaugural Council meeting, scheduled for December 7, 2006, be held at the Rose Theatre in the City of Brampton;
And further, that the next Inaugural Council meeting be held in the Town of Caledon, at a location to be determined.
See also Item MA-G4
MA-C2. Report of the Court of Revision (COR-2006-1) held on March 30, 2006
MA-D. Internal Audit
MA-D1. Internal Audit Awareness Day - May 18, 2006
That May 18, 2006 be proclaimed "Internal Audit Awareness Day" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.
MA-E. Corporate Finance
MA-E1. 2005 Triannual Financial Report - Year End
That changes to the budget for Capital Projects 04-5020 - Transitional or Supportive Housing Options; 03-5019 - Peel Youth Village; and 03-5021 - Angela's Place to reflect a temporary funding adjustment, as detailed in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated April 4, 2006, titled "2005 Triannual Financial Report - Year End", be approved.
MA-E2. 2006 Capping Policy
That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council to authorize the Region to apply one or more of the optional tools available to it under paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection 329.1(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, for the calculation of the amount of property taxes for municipal and school purposes payable regarding commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes for the 2006 taxation year.
MA-E3. Corporate Energy Management Workplan Update
MA-F. Financial Services
MA-F1. Credit Valley Conservation Treasury Services
That staff be authorized to enter into an agreement with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to facilitate the provision of Treasury services to the CVC, as set out in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, dated March 28, 2006, titled "Credit Valley Conservation Treasury Services".
MA-G1. D. Wayne Fyffe, Secretary, Board of Governors, Credit Valley Hospital, Letter dated February 23, 2006, Advising of the Proposed Elimination of the Region of Peel Council Representative on the Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors Coinciding with the Municipal Council Term Ending November 30, 2006
Whereas the Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors was established under the Public Hospitals Act, to manage the affairs of Credit Valley Hospital with regards to administration, and the quality of hospital facilities and treatment;
And whereas, Regional Council by Resolution 2003-1178 passed on December 18, 2003, appointed Councillor Mahoney as the Region of Peel representative on the Credit Valley Hospital Board for a term ending November 30, 2006 or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;
And whereas, the Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors recently undertook a governance review for adopting current best practices in corporate governance by reducing the size of the board and reducing or eliminating ex-officio positions;
And whereas, the Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors will hold an Annual General Meeting in June 2006 to introduce hospital by-law amendments that will eliminate the requirement of representation from the Region of Peel;
And whereas, the proposed change to the hospital by-law will come into effect at the end of the current appointment of Councillor Mahoney on November 30, 2006;
Therefore be it resolved, that Councillor Mahoney be thanked for her dedication and commitment to the Credit Valley Hospital Board of Governors.
MA-G2. Harry Turnbull, President, Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Ontario, Letter dated March 15, 2006, Recognizing the Region of Peel as an Ideal Site for Conferences and Providing Positive Feedback Regarding the Information Technology Security Conference held in November, 2005
MA-G3. Debbie Zimmerman, Chair, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Board of Directors, Letter dated March 27, 2006, Encouraging Municipalities to Take Advantage of the Supplemental List of Electors and Seeking Municipal Support for Access to Birth and Death Information by MPAC in its Efforts to Maintain Service Delivery Obligations in Preparing a Preliminary List of Electors (PLE)
MA-G4. Susan Fennell, Mayor, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 27, 2006, Requesting that the 2006 Inaugural Meeting of Peel Regional Council be held at the Rose Theatre in the City of Brampton
See also Item MA-C1
MA-G5. André Marin, Ombudsman, Ombudsman Ontario, Letter dated March 28, 2006, Enclosing the Final Report under s.11 of the Ombudsman Act, Regarding Transparency of the Property Assessment Process and the Integrity and Efficiency of Decision-Making at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)
See also Item MA-G6
MA-G6. Debbie Zimmerman, Chair, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) Board of Directors, Letter dated March 28, 2006, Attaching a Press Statement Responding to the Report by the Ontario Ombudsman on MPAC Practices and Processes Related to Property Assessment in Ontario
See also Item MA-G5
MA-G7. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 31, 2006, Advising of a New Loan Program for Purchasing Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances for Social Housing Announced by the Province at the Energy Matters Summit Organized by AMO, along with Ontario Power Authority Conservation Bureau and the Region of Peel
MA-G8. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 31, 2006, Announcing the Release of an Additional $50 Million in Provincial Funding for 2005/06 to Municipalities and District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs) Delivering Land Ambulance Services
MA-G9. Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated March 31, 2006, Giving Notice Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 139/96 that the TRCA will be Considering its 2006 Budget Including Non-Matching Municipal Levy on April 28, 2006
MA-G10. Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 4, 2006, Providing Highlights of the Throne Speech Delivered by Governor-General Michaelle Jean Opening the First Session of the Thirty-Ninth Parliament of Canada
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor J. Sprovieri
PL-A. Transportation Planning
PL-A1. Smart Commute Initiative Update
PL-B1. Shalini Alleluia, Committee Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated March 14, 2006, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Report titled "Power Generating Facilities - Report on Comments"
PL-B2. Warren Hurren, Chairman of the Board, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated March 28, 2006, Advising that the GTAA Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee has Selected Mr. Stanley Archdekin to Represent the Region of Peel on the GTAA Board of Directors
See also Item PL-B4
PL-B3. Wayne Wilson, Chair, Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC), Letter received March 31, 2006, Enclosing a Brochure Detailing the 2005 Accomplishments of the CAMC
PL-B4. Steve Shaw, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Letter dated April 4, 2006, Providing a List of the Members of the 2006 GTAA Board of Directors, who will be Formally Appointed on May 10, 2006
See also Item PL-B2
PL-B5. Eric Bianchini, Office Manager/Scheduler to the Minister of Natural Resources, Letter dated April 3, 2006, Responding to a Letter from Chair Kolb dated March 2, 2006, Requesting a Meeting with David Ramsay, Minister of Natural Resources, Advising that the Minister of Natural Resources is Currently Unable to Meet with Chair Kolb and Mayor Morrison to Discuss Issues Raised by Peel Stakeholders with regard to the "Generic Regulations"
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore
PW-A1. Ambulance Fleet Maintenance
Presentation by Peter Dundas, Director, Ambulance and Emergency Programs and Lynne Germaine, Manager, Operations Support
Councillor Carlson departed at 11:40 a.m.
PW-B. Engineering and Construction
PW-B1. Regional Road Reconstruction - Project Management
Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director, Engineering and Construction and Simon Hopton, Manager, Capital Works, Engineering and Construction
Referred to the April 27, 2006 Regional Council meeting to allow staff time to prepare requested information
Councillor Fennell departed at 12:07 p.m.
PW-B2. Odour and Corrosion Control Strategy/Master Plan, Capital Project 04-2525, Document 2005-632P
That Document 2005-632P for a Strategy/Master Plan to control odour and corrosion in the wastewater system be awarded to AndrewsInfrastructure Limited, in the estimated amount of $648,910 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 04-2525, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;
And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation's duly authorized signing officers.
PW-C. Water and Wastewater Treatment
PW-C1. Strategic Technology and Automation Master Plan, Capital Project 04-1905, Document 2006-046P
That Document 2006-046P for a Strategic Technology and Automation Master Plan be awarded to EMA Canada Incorporated, in partnership with Earth Tech Canada Incorporated, in the estimated amount of $561,115 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 04-1905, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 62-2001;
And further, that authority be given to extend the contract with EMA Canada Incorporated to complete the work related to any additional unforeseen project issues up to the limit of the approved budget, subject to disclosure of any such actions undertaken in the regularly scheduled Triannual Report.
PW-C2. Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Facility New Outfall, Capital Project 06-2925 Document 2006-044P - City of Mississauga, Ward 2
Referred to the April 27, 2006 Regional Council meeting
PW-D1. Denis Kelly, Regional Clerk, Region of York, Letter dated March 24, 2006, Providing a Copy of the Region of York Report titled "Proposed Clean Water Act, 2005 and Proposed Matters to be Addressed In Support of the Act"
Chaired by Councillor P. Mullin
HO-A1. Region of Peel Centralized Waiting List
HO-B1. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 21, 2006, Informing that the Region of Peel will Receive $4,212,000 Under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP) - Housing Allowance/Rent Supplement Component
See also Item HO-B3
HO-B2. E-mail from a Teacher with the Peel District School Board dated March 22, 2006 to David Somers, Curator, Peel Heritage Complex, Commending Alicia Mitchell, Education Co-ordinator, Peel Heritage Complex for Her Successful Delivery of Educational Programs to Students
HO-B3. John Gerretsen, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 27, 2006, Informing that Under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP), the Region of Peel will Receive an Additional Funding Allocation of $700,000 for 10 Supportive Units Dedicated to Persons with Dual Diagnosis such as Developmental Delay and Mental Illness
F. OTHER BUSINESS
Additional Items - F1 to F3:
1. Financing for GO Transit (Oral)
This item was dealt with earlier in the meeting
2. First Annual Conservation Authorities Gala (Oral)
Councillor Morrison encouraged the Region of Peel and the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga to purchase a table at the First Annual Conservation Authorities Gala, to be hosted by Credit Valley Conservation, Conservation Halton and Trout Unlimited on June 22, 2006 at the Oakville Conference Centre.
3. Equalization Grants (Oral)
Councillor McCallion advised Members of General Committee of a phone call she received from Marie Bountrogianni, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal, regarding Federal Equalization Grants. Councillor McCallion was requested by the Minister to relay the message that the Premier of Ontario objects to the proposed two billion dollar increase in contributions from Ontario to Equalization Grants and not to the concept of Equalization Grants as has been reported in the press.
General Committee recessed at 12:30 p.m.
General Committee reconvened at 12:44 p.m.
|E. Adams, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, A. Groves, N. Iannicca¨, E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles*, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Saito, N. Stewart|
|G. Carlson, S. Fennell, S. DiMarco, due to vacation; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business; J. Sprovieri due to other municipal business|
G. IN CAMERA MATTERS
Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb
Committee moved In Camera at 12:45 p.m.
G1. A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board
G2. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
G3. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
G4. Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
Additional Item - Item G5:
G5. Labour relations or employee negotiations
Councillor Miles arrived at 12:56 p.m.
Councillor Iannicca departed at 1:00 p.m.
Committee moved out of In Camera at 1:30 p.m.
The meeting adjourned at 1:32 p.m.