PUBLIC MEETING

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

MINUTES

April 7, 2005

PURPOSE:

To hold a public meeting pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997 and the Region of Peel Public Notice By-law 63-2003. The purpose of the meeting is to present information to the public and obtain input on the proposed Regional development charges amending by-law, affecting Development Charges By-law 52-2003 and Region of Peel GO Transit Development Charge By-law 45-2001, and the associated background study.

 

 




1. ROLL CALL

 
Members Present:
E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, 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
  
 
Also Present:
S. Fennell, due to other municipal business
  
 
Also Present:
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, Medical Officer of Health; C. Gravlev, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk's


2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:36 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 the Development Charges Act, 1997 and in accordance with the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that the purpose of the meeting was to inform the public of an amendment to the Region of Peel Development Charges By-law 52-2003 and the Region of Peel GO Transit Development Charge By-law 45-2001.


3. CONFIRMATION OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

The Regional Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997 and the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003, by publication in the following news media having general circulation in the Region of Peel:

Mississauga News - Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Brampton Guardian - Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Caledon Enterprise - Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Region of Peel Website - Tuesday, March 10, 2005


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of the proposed amendment to the development charges by-laws, that he/she give their full name, address, postal code and telephone number in writing at the Clerk's Division prior to leaving the meeting.

5. DEVELOPMENT CHARGES PROPOSAL

Regional Chair Kolb emphasized that the proposed by-law and background study is subject to change before being finalized by Council. He then called upon Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance to explain the intent of the proposed amending by-law and the adoption process.

a) Regional Municipality of Peel 2005 Development Charges Amending By-law and Background Study
Overview by D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and R. Elliott, Manager, Development Financing

Received

Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance and Rob Elliott, Manager, Development Financing provided a brief summary of the proposed amendments to the Region of Peel Development Charges By-laws and the consultation process that involved building industry representatives and area municipal staff. The proposed changes include the addition of the following definitions: "small unit"; "dwelling unit" and "special care/special needs dwelling" being three new residential classifications replacing the previous definitions of "large apartment" and "small apartment". The proposed changes will be effective following the adoption of the amending by-law subject to the statutory notice and appeal periods.


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

No oral submissions were received.


b) Written Submissions

No written submissions were received.

7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb thanked those in attendance for their time and input, and stated that all comments received will be taken into consideration. He further stated that the amending by-law would be presented to Regional Council on April 14, 2005 for final approval.


8. ADJOURNMENT

The Regional Chair officially closed the meeting at 9:46 a.m.


RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

 

Charlotte Gravlev
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Regional Clerk