THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
January 27, 2005
PURPOSE: To hold a public meeting in respect to revising Schedule A, to the Regional Official Plan (ROP), titled "Core Areas of the Greenlands System in Peel", to incorporate improved environmental data for the City of Mississauga and the City of Brampton.
Note: The proposed amendment is separate from the Province of Ontario
proposed Greenbelt Plan in that it does not pertain to lands in the Town of
Caledon. The proposed amendment also does not make any changes to the text of
the Region of Peel Official Plan.
1. ROLL CALL
|E. Adams*, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson,
F. Dale, S. DiMarco, S. Fennell, A. Groves, N. Iannicca,|
E. Kolb, D. Lyons, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison*, P. Mullin,
P. Palleschi, R. Paterak*, M. Prentice*, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
|S. Fennell, due to other municipal business|
|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; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People,
Information and Technology;|
D. Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services; N. Tunnacliffe, Commissioner of Planning; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Dr. H. Shapiro, Acting Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Co-ordinator
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.
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:49 a.m.
Councillor Prentice arrived at 9:51 a.m.
Councillor Morrison arrived at 9:52 a.m.
Councillor Paterak arrived at 9:52 a.m.
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 to make a brief presentation and explain the purpose of the proposed amendment.
Simone Banz stated that the revision to Schedule A, to the Regional Official Plan (ROP), titled "Core Areas of the Greenlands System in Peel" is intended to incorporate improved and updated environmental mapping data which is based on more recent digital information for the City of Mississauga and the City of Brampton. ROPA 13 does not include changes to the policies of the ROP; the text of the plan continues to govern the definition of the Core Areas of the Greeenland System in Peel.
The Core Areas of the Greenlands System include:
The proposal provides for:
After further consultation as a result of the public meeting submissions, staff will report back to General Committee, tentatively scheduled for April 7, 2005.
Councillor Saito requested clarification with regard to the water courses in Ward 2, as identified on the mapping.
Simone Banz identified the tributaries which drain directly into Lake Ontario as described on Figure 3 of the ROP:
At the boundary of the Region of Halton and Peel there is an outlet to Lake Ontario for Joshua Creek.
Councillor Saito requested further clarification as to why these tributaries were identified in the plan, while others, such as Sixteen-mile Creek which bisects Mississauga, Ward 9 and Little Etobicoke Creek, Mississauga, Ward 3, were not.
Simone Banz directed those in attendance to Regional Official Plan Policy 184.108.40.206g which refers to water courses draining into Lake Ontario. There was a working group that reviewed the mapping as presented, and further consideration could be given to the noted water courses.
Councillor McCallion was supportive of full mapping of water courses and sensitive areas in the Official Plan to ensure appropriate protection.
Simone Banz stated that, as it relates to mapping north of Brampton, Town of Caledon OPA 124 is underway for the purpose of a zoning by-law conformity update and may allow for future enhancements to the ROP mapping.
Councillor Prentice requested clarification on identifying Little Etobicoke Creek within the mapping. Simone Banz stated that Little Etobicoke Creek joins Etobicoke Creek which then drains into Lake Ontario.
Simone Banz advised members that she will review the history in defining the water courses which drain into Lake Ontario.
Councillor Dale requested that staff clarify the mapping of the Cooksville
Creek within the Core Areas. Simone Banz confirmed that Cooksville Creek had
originally been identified in the mapping, however, given OMB negotiations in
1997 during ROP Greenlands hearings, it was determined that the Cookeville Creek
would be removed from the core area of the Greenlands Schedule given the degree
to which it has been urbanized; the Cooksville Creek is identified within the
City of Mississauga OP as being significant, recognizing the balance between
regional and local responsibility; amendments were undertaken with consultation
with the conservation authority and the City of Mississauga prior to being taken
off the map.
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.
Regional Chair Kolb officially closed the meeting at 10:29 a.m.