PUBLIC MEETING

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

MINUTES
December 15, 2005

PURPOSE:

To hold a public meeting pursuant to the Region of Peel Notice By-Law 63-2003 and the Fees and Charges Regulation 244-02 under the Municipal Act, 2001 to consider the intention to pass by-laws to impose fees or charges for the use of the water, wastewater (sewage) and waste management systems of the Region of Peel.

 

 

1. ROLL CALL

 
Members Present:
C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. DiMarco, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison*, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi*, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, P. Saito, J. Sprovieri, N. Stewart
   
 
Members Absent:
E. Adams; G. Carlson, due to illness; S. Fennell; D. Lyons, due to other municipal business
   
 
Also Present:
D. Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; D. Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; L. Nashman, Commissioner of People, Information and Technology; 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. H. Kassam, Medical Officer of Health; A. Macintyre, Deputy Clerk; S. Jurrius, Acting Legislative Co-ordinator
     

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:35 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and being held pursuant to the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003 and Fees and Charges Regulation 244-02 under the Municipal Act, 2001.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that this was a public meeting to consider the intention by the Region of Peel to pass by-laws to impose the water, wastewater (sewage) and waste management system fees and charges. The proposed by-laws will impose changes to the current fees or charges and may impose new fees and charges.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that following the staff presentation there would be an opportunity for persons to make oral submissions, give written submissions and ask questions of staff.

Regional Chair Kolb further advised that a sign-in sheet was available at the Clerk's reception for anyone who wished to make comments and for anyone who wished to be notified of the decision of Council regarding these by-laws.

*Councillor Morrison arrived at 9:36 a.m.


3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Ava Macintyre, Deputy Clerk, stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Regulation 244-02 under the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Region of Peel Notice By-law 63-2003 by publication in the following news media which have general circulation:

Mississauga News - Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Brampton Guardian - Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Caledon Enterprise - Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website (www.peelregion.ca) as of November 21, 2005 and information on the proposed amendments was available to the public as of December 9, 2005.


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

Regional Chair Kolb stated that if any person would like further notice of the decision of Council on the proposed by-laws regarding the water, wastewater (sewage) and waste management system fees and charges, that he or she should submit his or her full name, address, postal code, and telephone number, in writing, at the Clerk's reception prior to leaving the meeting.


5. PRESENTATIONS

Regional Chair Kolb called upon Shaun Hewitt, Director of Business and Information Services, to make a brief presentation.

a) Proposed 2006 Fees and Charges for the Use of Water and Wastewater (Oral)

Presentation by Shaun Hewitt, Director, Business and Information Services

Received

Shaun Hewitt, Director, Business and Information Services of Public Works, presented an overview of the proposed 2006 fees and charges for the use of the water and wastewater systems. The proposed increases are as follows:

A combined increase of 4.7 per cent has been budgeted for 2006 or an impact of $15 on the average consumer per year. The waste management systems fees will remain the same for 2006. However, Shaun Hewitt pointed out that a general user fee increase of $10 per item will be in effect in 2006 for white goods collection. The white goods collection fee does not relate to the systems but these are general user fees the Region of Peel charge per service.

The proposed increase to water and wastewater system fees and charges will be effective on all water bills rendered on or after April 1, 2006.

Despite the proposed increase, the Region will continue to have the lowest rates for these systems in the Greater Toronto Area.

Description

Fee

Water Rate

From $4.7372 to $4.9930 per 10 m3 or from $2.16 to $2.28 per 1,000 gallons

Wastewater Rate

From $5.3750 to $5.590 per 10m3 or from $2.44 to $2.54 per 1,000 gallons

Flat Rate for a consumer whose water is un-metered

From $6.00 to $6.32 per month

*Councillor Palleschi arrived at 9:41 a.m.


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions - Nil

b) Written Submissions - Nil


7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb stated that, having received no oral or written submissions from persons or public bodies, declared the public meeting officially closed.

Regional Chair Kolb closed the meeting at 9:45 a.m.


 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

 

Deputy Clerk