THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

HELD IN BRAMPTON

SEPTEMBER 23, 1976

 

Chairman L. H. Parsons called the meeting of the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel to order at 7:30 p.m.

All members were present except Councillor D. J. Culham who arrived at 7:40 p.m.; Councillor H. E. Kennedy who arrived at 7:55 p.m.; Councillor C. M. Murray; Councillor R. A. Searle who arrived at 8:00 p.m.; Councillor M. H. Spence who arrived at 7:35 p.m.; and Councillor K. G. Whillans.

Councillor E. V. Kolb recited the opening prayer.

Moved by Councillor J. A. Clarkson,
Seconded by Councillor A. C. Raeburn;

That the Agenda be approved.

Carried 76-307

Moved by Councillor J. A. Clarkson,
Seconded by Councillor A. C. Raeburn;

That the Minutes of the meeting held September 9, 1976, be adopted.

Carried 76-308

PRESENTATIONS

Following the introduction of new staff members- Mr. Garth Johns, Administrator, Peel Manor, Mr. Earl Ryder, Assistant Administrator, Peel Manor and Mrs. Elizabeth Dynes, Assistant Administrator, Sheridan Villa, the following awards won by Sheridan Villa at the Ontario Association of Homes for the Aged Convention were presented.

Mrs. Audrey Taylor, Adjuvant at Sheridan Villa was presented with the Dr. C. K. Stuart Award by Councillor M. H. Spence, Social Services Committee Vice Chairman

Regional Chairman L. H. Parsons presented the Teodore Struthers Trophy awarded for a group of four handicapped persons competition to Shirley Wilks, Craft Instructor at Sheridan Villa.

Mr. J. W. Barrett, Past President of the Ontario Association of Homes for the Aged received a set of Regional cufflinks from Social Services Committee Chairman Councillor J. R. Whitehead. Mr. Barrett was also presented with a plaque from the Association by Chairman L. H. Parsons.


DELEGATIONS

a) Mr. John Devins of Sandhill Water Supply appeared before Council on the subject of coin operated water supply. Mr. Devins stated that he felt the current rate charged was too high.

b) The President of the Malton Ratepayers Association was given leave to address Council. He expressed the concern that industry was being allowed to locate within the Parkway Belt thereby defeating its function of being an urban separator.


COMMUNICATIONS

a) The Honourable Leo Bernier, Minister of Natural Resources, responding to Council's support (AF-158-76) of the recommendation of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority with respect to the revision of The Conservation Authorities Act.

Received and referred to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and the Association of Counties and Regions of Ontario.

b) The Honourable John R. Rhodes, Minister of Housing, responding to Council's decision not to endorse the Provincial Government's plan to establish a Housing Authority to manage its housing in Peel Region.

Received.

c) R. A. Wallace, Assistant Chief Statistician, Census Field, 1976 Census of Canada, informing the Region of the preliminary census count as of June 1, 1976.

Received.

d) K. E. Fallis, Secretary-Treasurer, Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, conveying the Directors appreciation of hospitality received in the Region of Peel.

Received.

e) Mayor M. L. Dobkin enclosing a letter from the Old Cooksville Residents Association with respect to the opening of the new section of the Queensway between Dixie Road and Cawthra Road.

Received and referred to Public Works Committee.

f) Mayor M. L. Dobkin enclosing a letter from the Director of Manufacturing, Helena Rubenstein, with respect to the closing of the Southdown Road waste disposal dump.

Received and referred to Public Works staff for response.

g) Terry D. Jones, M.P.P. Mississauga North, with respect to the increase in the grant rate for the police communications system.

Received.

h) The Honourable John R. Rhodes, Minister of Housing, with respect to the appointment of Mr. G. M. Farrow as Executive Co-ordinator of the Ministry's Housing Action Program.

Received.

i) The Association of Counties and Regions of Ontario with respect to voting delegates at the 17th Annual Conference - October 24 to 27, 1976.

Received. It was suggested that any Councillors interested in being voting delegates contact the Regional Chairman's office.

j) J. Schnezler, Property Manager, Peel Condominium Corporation No. 32 with respect to water meters.

Received and referred to Administration and Finance Committee.


PETITIONS

Councillor J. E. Archdekin presented a petition on behalf of citizens of the Region protesting the implementation of the Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Programme.

Received and referred to the Administration and Finance Committee.

On leave of Council, Mr. Richards spoke to the petition enquiring as to why there was not more public input prior to commencement of the programme and what measures had been taken to educate the public on the functioning of the programme.

Moved by Councillor A. C. Raeburn,
Seconded by Councillor J. A. Clarkson;

That Council move into Committee of the Whole to consider Reports.

Carried 76-309


REPORTS

a) Regional Chairman.

Nil

b) Chief Administrative Officer.

CAO-76-41 - SANITARY SEWER SURCHARGE APPEALS - RESIDENTIAL

RECOMMENDATION CAO-40-76:

That the Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Appeal Committee be requested, and staff be instructed, to defer processing Residential inflow-outflow Appeals until Council has determined what, if any, changes are to be made in the structure of the Sanitary Sewer Surcharge.

Approved 76-310-1

CAO-76-42 - MAGIC MEADOWS

RECOMMENDATION CAO-41-76:

That the Region now serve an offer of compensation on Magic Meadows Limited and that it not be a party to an agreement negotiated between the City of Mississauga and Magic Meadows Limited such as that which was authorized for execution by the Council of the City of Mississauga on September 13th, 1976;

And further, that any more detailed discussion thereof, be dealt with by Members of Council In Camera at which time staff will be ready to identify the facts, estimates and conditions which form the basis of their concerns.

Approved 76-310-2

CAO-76-43 - RECOMMENDATION PW-262-76 ENGINEERING AGREEMENT WITH BALSAM WOODS LIMITED c.o.b. CARLTON HOLDINGS MISSISSAUGA

RECOMMENDATION CAO-42-76:

That the Regional Chairman and the Clerk be authorized to execute the engineering agreement on behalf of the Region of Peel, with Balsam Woods Limited, the City of Mississauga and the Mortgagees registered on title upon receipt of written confirmation from the Company to the effect that it will waive the $8,708.40 rebate for watermain oversizing, and that the necessary by-law be presented to Council.

Approved 76-310-3

c) Committees.

PW-76-17 - PUBLIC WORKS meeting September 14,1976.

RECOMMENDATION PW-272-76:

That the lands described in Deeds of Conveyance to The Regional Municipality of Peel, listed as Schedule "A" to report Number 50 of the Commissioner of Public Works dated September 3, 1976, be dedicated for Public Highway purposes.

Approved 76-310-4

RECOMMENDATION PW-273-76:

That the Region of Peel should continue with landfill Site 4 as the prime landfill site;

And further, that the Region of Peel proceed with a detailed hydrogeological study and assessment of landfill Site "B" (400 acres) as a back-up site to Site 4;

And further, that determination as to the use of Site "B" as an additional site not be made at this time, but that it be considered for this purpose along with various optional sites after the Region has had further opportunity to determine possible waste reclamation and waste reduction programs.

Approved 76-310-5

RECOMMENDATION PW-274-76:

That Gartner Lee Associates Limited be engaged to undertake a comprehensive hydrogeological study of landfill Site "B" at an estimated cost of $23,000.00, and that the required funds be made available from the Working Capital Reserve fund.

Approved 76-310-6

RECOMMENDATION PW-275-76:

That the Commissioners of Public Works, Planning and Finance prepare a joint report on the implications of development of lands in Lots 6 to 10 Concession 6 E.H.S., Lots 2 to 10 Concession 7 N.D. and parts of Lots 2 to 5 Concession 8 N.D.

Approved 76-310-7

RECOMMENDATION PW-276-76:

This recommendation was amended to read:

"That the following companies be requested to submit proposals for the design of the permanent Bexhill Sewage Pumping Station in accordance with terms of reference set out by the Commissioner of Public Works:

  Gore & Storrie Limited,
1670 Bayview Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario.
   
  Underwood McLellan & Associates Limited
89 Carlingview Drive,
Malton, Ontario.
   
  M. M. Dillon Limited,
Consulting Engineers,
50 Holly Street,
Toronto, Ontario.
   
  J. F. MacLaren Limited,
435 McNicoll Street,
Willowdale, Ontario."

Approved 76-310-8

RECOMMENDATION PW-277-76:

That the Region's share for the oversizing of the 16 inch watermain on Fieldgate Drive, in Subdivision 21T-23801 in the amount of $6,156.90 be financed by the Capital Budget Item for Miscellaneous Oversizing of Watermains from the Waterworks Capital Reserve Fund.

Approved 76-310-9

RECOMMENDATION PW-278-76:

That the policy of extending water service to the area of Amendment Number 5 to the City of Brampton Official Plan, be reconfirmed on the basis of financing by property owners as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated September 8, 1976;

And further, that subject to approval by the Ministry of the Environment and satisfactory financial guarantees for the total net Regional cost from owners/developers along the line of the proposed watermain and in the area referred to as Amendment Number 5 to the City of Brampton Official Plan, the following watermains be constructed at an estimated cost of $936,000.00 as the first phase of this project;

a) A 12 inch watermain on Williams Parkway from the existing 12 inch main to Airport Road, a distance of 2,200 feet, more or less.

b) A 16 inch watermain on Airport Road from Williams Parkway to 10th Sideroad, a distance of 4,900 feet, more or less.

c) A 16 inch watermain on 10th Sideroad from Airport Road to 7th Line East (Goreway Drive) a distance of 4,600 feet, more or less.

d) A 12 inch watermain on 10th Sideroad from 7th Line East (Goreway Drive) to 8th Line East (MacVean Drive), a distance of 4,400 feet, more or less.

e) A 12 inch watermain on 8th Line East (MacVean Drive) from 10th Sideroad to 15th Sideroad, a distance of 10,000 feet, more or less.

f) An 8 inch watermain on 15th Sideroad from 7th Line East (Goreway Drive) easterly, a distance of 5,800 feet, more or less.

g) An 8 inch watermain on 7th Line East (Goreway Drive) from 15th Sideroad, southerly, a distance of 3,500 feet, more or less.

And further, that subsequent phases of construction be reported as may be required for development of the area;

And further, that applications be made to the Ministry of the Environment and Central Mortgage & Housing Corporation for grants, and that a by-law be presented to Council to authorize Phase I of this work when the financial guarantees are completed.

Approved 76-310-10

RECOMMENDATION PW-279- 76:

That Woburn Investments Incorporated be compensated in the amount of $85,000.00 for 0.5867 acres of land in part of Lot 2, Range 3, C.I.R., City of Mississauga, shown as Blocks "C", "D" and "E" on Drawing No. 75-72-1, required in connection with the construction of Regional Road No. 20 (The Queensway), between Highway 10 and Glengarry Road, that the agreement be accepted and approved, and that the Property Division be instructed to complete the transaction, with the cost thereof being charged to the 1976 Capital Budget appropriation for Land for Future Works (Project No. 76404) financed from the Ontario Municipal Board 1976 Bulk Approval for Transportation Services.

Approved 76-310-11

RECOMMENDATION PW-280-76:

That the Region of Halton be advised that the Technical Committee studying proposed Peel Regional sanitary landfill sites is willing to meet with staff of the Region of Halton to discuss their proposals on a joint use concept for a sanitary landfill site.

Approved 76-310-12

RECOMMENDATION PW-281-76:

That a by-law be enacted prescribing a 35 MPH speed limit on the Queensway between Dixie Road and Cawthra Road.

Approved 76-310-13

Prior to consideration of Planning Committee Report P-76-17 the following motion was entertained.

Moved by Councillor J. A. Clarkson;

CW-112-76:

That resolution 76-285-48 dealing with the rate charged at Coin-operated Water Stations be reconsidered.

Carried 76-310-14

Moved by Councillor J. R. Whitehead;

CW-113-76:

That the rate of $1.00 per thousand gallons paid at Coin-operated Water Stations be re-established.

Carried 76-310-15

P-76-17 - PLANNING meeting September 14,1976.

RECOMMENDATION P-196-76:

That the Ministry of Housing be advised that the Region of Peel does not recommend that 152 acres of land located north of Steeles Avenue and east of Airport Road, subject to Parkway Belt Amendment Appeal BRAM-47, be released from the Parkway Belt, but does recommend that the land use regulations could be amended to permit low density-low intensity industrial use of approximately 12 to 15 acres of the subject lands at the north-west corner of Steeles Avenue and Goreway Drive in accordance with the intent of the Complementary Use Area;

And further, that a copy of the Commissioner of Planning on Appeal BRAM47 dated July 27,1976, be forwarded to the Ministry of Housing and the City of Brampton for Information.

Councillor M. L. Dobkin requested a recorded vote.

In favour: Archdekin, Clarkson, Dalzell, Hunter, Kolb, Raeburn, Robinson, Whitehead.
  Total 8.
   
Opposed: Culham, Dobkin, Kennedy, Killaby, McCallion, McKechnie, Miller, Searle, Spence, Wolf, Yarrow.
  Total 11.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans.
  Total 2.

RECOMMENDATION P-196-76 was lost. 76-310-16

Moved by Councillor F. J. McKechnie;

CW-114-76:

That all applications not specifically mentioned as approved uses for Private Development uses with the Parkway Belt West Regulation areas, be deferred pending a brief being prepared by the Citizens of Peel Region providing such brief is available within 30 days. i.e. the Parkway Belt West designated area being the green coloured sections on attached plan and does not apply to lands in-between green colour and red line.

It was moved by Councillor F. R. Dalzell that CW-114-76 be tabled.

A recorded vote on the motion to table was requested by Councillor M. L. Dobkin.

In favour: Archdekin, Clarkson, Dalzell, Hunter, Kolb, Raeburn, Robinson, Searle, Spence, Whitehead.
  Total 10.
   
Opposed:

Culham, Dobkin, Kennedy, Killaby, McCallion, McKechnie, Miller, Wolf, Yarrow.

  Total 9.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans.
  Total 2.

The motion to table CW-114-76 was Carried 76-310-17

Moved by Councillor M. H. Spence;

CW-115-76:

That consideration of Parkway Belt Amendment appeal BRAM-47 be deferred pending conclusion of the Parkway Belt hearings.

A recorded vote on CW-115-76 was requested by Councillor M. L. Dobkin.

In favour: Culham, Dalzell, Dobkin, Killaby, McCallion, McKechnie, Miller, Searle, Spence, Wolf.
  Total 10.
   
Opposed: Archdekin, Clarkson, Hunter, Kennedy, Kolb, Raeburn, Robinson, Whitehead, Yarrow.
  Total 9.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans.
  Total 2.

Resolution CW-115-76 was Carried 76-310-18

RECOMMENDATION P-197-76:

That the Ministry of Housing be advised with respect to the Parkway Belt Applications BRAM-48 and MISS-50 that the Region of Peel does not recommend the exemption of those lands located within the Design Area and Complementary Use Area but has no objections to the release of those lands lying south-east of the Design Area providing they are surplus to the Parkway Belt needs;

And further, that a copy of the Commissioner of Planning's report of August 30,1976, on the above applications be forwarded to the Ministry of Housing, the City of Brampton and the City of Mississauga for their information.

Approved 76-310-19

RECOMMENDATION P-198-76:

That the following interim measures recommended by the Metro Toronto and Region Conservation Authority be approved:

a) that the Authority have the opportunity to review all Official Plan Amendments;

b) that the Municipality, in reviewing major land development proposals, be cognizant of the management of storm water and set conditions of approval to minimize the impact on the watershed;

c) that such conditions make every effort to minimize alteration to the predevelopment drainage, topography and vegetation and encourage replanting of open areas;

d) that advice be obtained from the Authority, the Ministry of the Environment and environmental consultants with respect to alternatives available for handling storm water drainage to reduce peak storm flows; And further, that the City of Brampton be advised of the foregoing.

Approved 76-310-20

RECOMMENDATION P-199-76:

That the Commissioner of Social Services prepare a report for consideration by the joint Planning - Social Services Committee outlining for the Minister of Housing the deficiencies and shortcomings of the Private Assisted Rental Programme.

Approved 76-310-21

RECOMMENDATION P-200-76:

That Planning Staff monitor the activities of the City of Toronto and report on those activities designed to either reduce the number of people or increase the number of jobs in the inner city core.

Approved 76-310-22

RECOMMENDATION P-201-76:

That the policy principles for housing summarized below be endorsed in principle:

A. HOUSING CHOICE: A choice of affordable housing for people of all incomes living or working in Peel;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support the concept of housing as a basic need;

ii) support programmes and strategies which contribute to an active, competitive land and housing market;

iii) support policies and programmes which will permit low and moderate income groups adequate choice of accommodation in the housing market;

iv) support the provision of a variety of housing types and tenures;

v) encourage Area Municipalities to adopt housing standards and densities which will aid in the marketing of housing at a lower price per unit;

vi) support policies of the Federal and Provincial Governments which will reduce shelter costs;

vii) co-operate with private enterprise to ensure that housing being produced will be of the desired type, mix and price.

B. BALANCED GROWTH: The development of a more balanced Region in which there is greater opportunity for people to both live and work within the Region;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support the creation of a more balanced match in the number and type of job opportunities and the resident labour force;

ii) support the provision of private market and public sector housing affordable within income limits provided by employment in Peel;

iii) encourage the placing of immediate priority on the development of low and moderate-income housing within Municipal financial capabilities in order to overcome the existing industrial labour force shortfall within the Region;

iv) support the attraction of additional higher income employment to the Region;

v) support the concept of a Regional Core Area in Mississauga and other sub-centres to assist in providing the needed employment.

C. SPECIAL NEEDS: The provision of adequate affordable housing for special groups such as senior citizens and handicapped persons;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support senior governments in providing income assistance to permit those with special needs to be accommodated in adequate housing;

ii) support the provision of housing suitable to the needs of senior citizens and handicapped persons;

iii) aid in adapting dwelling units to the physical needs of handicapped persons.

D. FINANCIAL VIABILITY: To encourage the planning and provision of housing in Peel in the most economical manner consistent with Regional and Area Municipality financial goals;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) attempt to increase the industrial/commercial portion of the industrial/commercial - residential assessment ratio;

ii) promote the production of housing for industrial workers in order to provide a resident labour force attractive to industrial employers;

iii) place priority on development in a manner which avoids costs resulting from urban sprawl;

iv) encourage the locating of high-density housing in a manner consistent with supporting the provision of public transit and related services;

v) encourage the phasing of residential development within the ability of the Region and Area Municipalities to provide required hard and soft services at a realistic level;

vi) support and provide aid in renovating homes to meet municipal standards;

vii) participate in senior government programmes (such as the Ontario Housing Action Programme and the Federal Housing Action Programme) which provide significant revenues to municipalities for the production of certain types of housing;

viii) co-ordinate housing efforts with Area Municipalities in order to avoid duplication and overlap of functions.

E. RURAL HOUSING: Support moderate growth of rural residential uses in an orderly manner;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support the preservation of rural settlements in Peel;

ii) support the designation and encouragement of a cohesive rural residential settlement pattern;

iii) support the preservation of existing agricultural land, open space and other natural resources in rural areas;

iv) support transportation plans which protect rural residential areas from excessive through traffic;

v) maintain a Regional severance policy;

vi) support senior government policies and programmes to preserve agricultural land.

Approved 76-310-23

RECOMMENDATION P-202-76:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated August 26,1976, on 1976 Housing Indicators be sent to the Town of Caledon, and to the Regional Housing Development Industry Committee, for their information.

Approved 76-310-24

RECOMMENDATION P-203-76:

That the Ministry of Housing be advised that the Region of Peel has no objections to the approval of Amendment Number 15 to the Official Plan for the former Township of Albion- Caledon East subject to a requirement that any plan of subdivision conform with policies for this area set out in the new Town of Caledon Official Plan, and that a copy of the Commissioner of Planning's report dated August 30, 1976, on Amendment Number 15 to the Official Plan of the former Township of Albion-Caledon East be forwarded to the Town of Caledon and the Ministry for their information.

Approved 76-310-25

RECOMMENDATION P-204-76:

That the Ministry of Housing be advised that the Region of Peel has no objections to Parkway Belt Amendment Application MISS-51 with respect to lands east of Hurontario Street south of the proposed Highway Number 403 provided the lands are shown to be surplus to the long term requirements of the Parkway Belt System;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated August 31, 1976, with respect to Parkway Belt Amendment Application MISS--51 be forwarded to the Ministry of Housing and the City of Mississauga for their information.

A recorded vote was requested by Councillor M. H. Spence.

In favour: Archdekin, Culham, Dalzell, Hunter, Kolb, Miller, Raeburn, Robinson, Searle, Whitehead, Yarrow.
  Total 11.
   
Opposed: Dobkin, Kennedy, Killaby, McCallion, McKechnie, Spence, Wolf.
  Total 7.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans, Clarkson.
  Total 3.

RECOMMENDATION P-204-76 was Approved 76-310-26

RECOMMENDATION P-205-76:

That the Planning Staff prepare a report clearly and concisely specifying the details of what entails low-density and low-intensity usage in the complementary use area of the Parkway Belt.

Approved 76-310-27

RECOMMENDATION P-206-76:

That Planning Staff prepare a report and action plan of the traffic implications of the proposed Malport Terminal, for presentation at the meeting to which representatives of Canadian National Railways, the Premier, Mr. Tony Abbott, M.P., Mr. Ross Milne, M.P., and Mr. Terry Jones, M.P.P., have been invited.

Approved 76-310-28

RECOMMENDATION P-207-76:

That the City of Mississauga be asked to reconsider their position that they do not intend to comment upon any Parkway Belt amendment applications in order that Regional Council may have benefit of their opinions in considering applications.

A recorded vote was requested by Councillor F. J. McKechnie.

In favour: Clarkson, Hunter, Kolb, Raeburn, Spence, Whitehead, Wolf.
  Total 7.
   
Opposed: Archdekin, Culham, Dalzell, Dobkin, Kennedy, Killaby, McCallion, McKechnie, Miller, Robinson, Yarrow.
  Total 11.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans.
  Total 2.

RECOMMENDATION P-207-76 was Lost. 76-310-29

SS-76-10 - SOCIAL SERVICES meeting September 14,1976.

RECOMMENDATION SS-60-76:

That the Commissioner of Social Services prepare a report for consideration by the joint Planning - Social Services Committee outlining for the Minister of Housing the deficiencies and shortcoming of the Private Assisted Rental Programme.

Approved 76-310-30

RECOMMENDATION SS-61-76:

That the lease between the City of Brampton and the Region for the Howden Day Care Centre be approved and that the Chairman and the Clerk be authorized to execute same, and further, that upon receipt of executed copies from the City of Brampton, a copy of the lease be forwarded to the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ontario Municipal Board for approval.

Approved 76-310-31

RECOMMENDATION SS-62-76:

That the lease between the City of Brampton and the Region for the Greenbriar Day Care Centre be approved, and that the Chairman and the Clerk be authorized to execute same, and further, that upon receipt of executed copies from the City of Brampton, a copy of the lease be forwarded to the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ontario Municipal Board for approval.

Approved 76-310-32

RECOMMENDATION SS-63-76:

That the policy principles for housing summarized below be endorsed in principle:

A. HOUSING CHOICE: A choice of affordable housing for people of all incomes living or working in Peel;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support the concept of housing as a basic need;

ii) support programmes and strategies which contribute to an active, competitive land and housing market;

iii) support policies and programmes which will permit low and moderate income groups adequate choice of accommodation in the housing market;

iv) support the provision of a variety of housing types and tenures;

v) encourage Area Municipalities to adopt housing standards and densities which will aid in the marketing of housing at a lower price per unit;

vi) support policies of the Federal and Provincial Governments which will reduce shelter costs;

vii) co-operate with private enterprise to ensure that housing being produced will be of the desired type, mix and price.

B. BALANCED GROWTH: The development of a more balanced Region in which there is greater opportunity for people to both live and work within the Region;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support the creation of a more balanced match in the number and type of job opportunities and the resident labour force;

ii) support the provision of private market and public sector housing affordable within income limits provided by employment in Peel;

iii) encourage the placing of immediate priority on the development of low and moderate-income housing within Municipal financial capabilities in order to overcome the existing industrial labour force shortfall within the Region;

iv) support the attraction of additional higher income employment to the Region;

v) support the concept of a Regional Core Area in Mississauga and other sub-centres to assist in providing the needed employment.

C. SPECIAL NEEDS: The provision of adequate affordable housing for special groups such as senior citizens and handicapped persons;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support senior governments in providing income assistance to permit those with special needs to be accommodated in adequate housing;

ii) support the provision of housing suitable to the needs of senior citizens and handicapped persons;

iii) aid in adapting dwelling units to the physical needs of handicapped persons.

D. FINANCIAL VIABILITY: To encourage the planning and provision of housing in Peel in the most economical manner consistent with Regional and Area Municipality financial goals;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) attempt to increase the industrial/commercial portion of the industrial/commercial - residential assessment ratio;

ii) promote the production of housing for industrial workers in order to provide a resident labour force attractive to industrial employers;

iii) place priority on development in a manner which avoids costs resulting from urban sprawl;

iv) encourage the locating of high-density housing in a manner consistent with supporting the provision of public transit and related services;

v) encourage the phasing of residential development within the ability of the Region and Area Municipalities to provide required hard and soft services at a realistic level;

vi) support and provide aid in renovating homes to meet municipal standards;

vii) participate in senior government programmes (such as the Ontario Housing Action Programme and the Federal Housing Action Programme) which provide significant revenues to municipalities for the production of certain types of housing;

viii) co-ordinate housing efforts with Area Municipalities in order to avoid duplication and overlap of functions.

E. RURAL HOUSING: Support moderate growth of rural residential uses in an orderly manner;

Policy Principles

The Region of Peel will:

i) support the preservation of rural settlements in Peel;

ii) support the designation and encouragement of a cohesive rural residential settlement pattern;

iii) support the preservation of existing agricultural land, open space and other natural resources in rural areas;

iv) support transportation plans which protect rural residential areas from excessive through traffic;

v) maintain a Regional severance policy;

vi) support senior government policies and programmes to preserve agricultural land.

Approved 76-310-33

RECOMMENDATION SS-64-76:

That the report of the Commissioner of Planning dated August 26, 1976, on 1976 Housing Indicators be sent to the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon, and to the Regional Housing Development Industry Committee, for their information.

Approved 76-310-34

AF-76-15 - ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE meeting September 17, 1976.

RECOMMENDATION AF-182-76:

That Green Cedar Estates Ltd., Subdivision Number 21T-74135, Registered Plan M-149 and Calbion Development Company Limited, Subdivision Number 21T-25394, Registered Plan M-150, be exempted from the increased lot levies which were approved by Regional Council at its meeting of February 19, 1976.

Approved 76-310-35

RECOMMENDATION AF-183-76:

That all of the alternatives outlined in the reports of the Chief Administrative Officer and Commissioner of Finance dated September 16, 1976, be investigated by staff in order that a further report may be prepared indicating the implications of all the alternatives;

And further, that in order that Council may make recommendations to the 1977 Council, Regional staff, after discussion with the Ministry of the Environment, present a summary of the conditions of the agreements signed in 1968 between the Ontario Water Resources Commission and the then existing municipalities under the South Peel Scheme;

And further, that the Chairman of the Regional Administration and Finance Committee be added to the Peel Liaison Committee with the Ministry of the Environment.

Approved 76-310-36

RECOMMENDATION AF-184-76:

That the Province be requested through the Peel Liaison Committee with the Ministry of Environment to investigate the possibility of charging, as a Provincial expenditure, the cost of the oversizing of the South Peel Scheme;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to submit a proposal as to how the Provincial grant received as a result of the introduction of the sewer surcharge system might be better applied to correct the justified inequities in the 1976 sanitary sewer surcharge programme.

Approved 76-310-37

RECOMMENDATION AF-185-76:

This recommendation was amended to read:

"That Regional staff be requested to specifically investigate and report on the implications of the following proposal:

"That the basis of the sanitary sewer surcharge be reduced from the present 100% of water consumption to 75% of water consumption in 1977 and that the balance of the revenue required be charged to the general mill rate in designated sewer areas;

And further, that there be no change in the industrial portion but the appeals committee remain in effect."

Approved 76-310-38

RECOMMENDATION AF-186-76:

That By-law 63-76 be amended to allow residential appeals without the need for an engineer's report.

Approved 76-310-39

RECOMMENDATION AF-187-76:

This recommendation was amended to read:

That the Ministry of Community and Social Services be requested to commit $240,000.00 towards the Peel Regional Children's Aid Society's supplementary budget, representing 80% of the total supplementary submission and with this commitment, that the following action be taken:

a) that the Children's Aid Society's supplementary budget be approved by Regional Council;

b) that, $47,461.00 be made available to the Children's Aid Society's Account from the Social Services "Court Orders" account, or from the Working Funds Reserve, subject to approval of the Commissioner of Finance, representing the Region's portion of the approved supplementary budget;

c) that in the future, the Children's Aid Society be requested to present their total budget picture in their initial presentation to Council, regardless of the anticipated impact;

d) that no further supplementary funding requests from the Children's Aid Society be considered unless it is based on unusual or emergency circumstances; and

e) that the Children's Aid Society be instructed not to hire any additional staff until the Province has approved their supplementary budget. "

Approved 76-310-40

RECOMMENDATION AF-188-76:

That the Region make no concession with respect to the application of the sanitary sewer surcharge to the Peel Memorial Hospital or the Mississauga Hospital other than to offer to approach the Province together with or on behalf of the two hospitals.

Approved 76-310-41

RECOMMENDATION AF-189-76:

That the necessary by-law to authorize the Chairman and the Clerk to enter into an agreement with the Peel Non-Profit Housing Corporation to provide funds up to a limit of $25,000.00 from current revenue as per the 1975 Capital Budget, to be recovered by the Region upon project approval, be authorized for submission to Council;

And further, that preliminary negotiations be entered into with the firm of Stafford, Haensli Architects to bring forth the renovations to Peel Manor as outlined in the Peel Manor Study of March 1976, with such renovations (including architect's fees) to be within the capital budget constraints of the Department of Social Services and subject to cost sharing by the Province of Ontario, Ministry of Community and Social Services.

Approved 76-310-42

RECOMMENDATION AF-190-76:

That the report of the Chief Administrative Officer dated September 2, 1976, advising of the feasibility of acquiring surplus lands from the Ministry of Transportation and Communication for land banking purposes, be referred to the Area Municipalities for their recommendations.

Approved 76-310-43

RECOMMENDATION AF-191-76:

That the City of Mississauga be advised that if it has a need for the five acre block of land in the North North Dixie Community (Block TT), the Region is agreeable to the City using that site on the understanding that favourable consideration would be given to making another site available to the Region, such as the more westerly one referred to in the letter dated July 23, 1976 from Mr. A. B. Adamson, Director of Development Control, City of Mississauga Planning Department.

Approved 76-310-44

RECOMMENDATION AF-192-76:

That the letter from the Honourable Darcy McKeough dated September 2, 1976, responding to Council's resolution requesting permission to charge capital levies upon the issuance of building permits, be received;

And further, that the Treasurer of Ontario be requested to give careful consideration to the fiscal requirements of municipalities, especially in growth areas, during the course of the present review of municipal lot levies and cash imposts.

Approved 76-310-45

A report from Councillor H. M. McCallion regarding the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Scheme was considered.

Moved by Councillor H. M. McCallion;

CW-116-76:

That the Region register its concern regarding the proposed changes in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Scheme Plan as follows:

1) Eligibility waiting period be 3 or 6 months (Provincial Plan no waiting period to become eligible).

2) Phasing in the increase for the benefit of employee and employer.

3) Request that the Board determine whether or not benefits such as the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Scheme Plan is part of salary negotiations.

4) Composition of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement Scheme Board should be members of employees and employers only.

Carried 76-310-46

CW-117-76:

Moved by Councillor A. C. Raeburn;

That the Committee rise and report to Council.

Carried 76-310-47

Moved by Councillor E. V. Kolb, 76-310
Seconded by Councillor W. J. Hunter;

That the Reports considered in Committee of Whole and the Recommendations approved, be adopted.

Carried

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

a) A report of the Commissioner of Public Works recommending the acceptance of a tender for the relocation of a 24 inch watermain on Steeles Avenue (Project 75-0533), was considered.

Moved by Councillor E. V. Kolb,
Seconded by Councillor W. J. Hunter;

That the contract for the relocation of a 24 inch watermain on Steeles Avenue (Project 75-0533) City of Brampton, be awarded to the low bidder, Westwood Drain Company Limited, in the amount of $127,215.00, and further that the Chairman and Clerk be authorized to execute the contract documents.

Carried 76-311

b) A report of the Commissioner of Public Works recommending the acceptance of a tender for the relocation of 8 inch and 24 inch watermain at Airport Road and Highway 409 Interchange (Project W7312-1, Phase II), was considered.

Moved by Councillor W. J. Hunter,
Seconded by Councillor E. V. Kolb;

That subject to receipt of the additional funds required from the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the tender from Ravane Construction Limited for an 8 inch and 12 inch watermain relocations at Airport Road and Highway No. 409 Interchange (Project W7312-1, Phase II), in the amount of $22,523.38 be accepted, and further that the Chairman and Clerk be authorized to execute the contract documents.

Carried 76-312

c) A report of the Commissioner of Public Works recommending the acceptance of a tender for the construction of a 16 inch watermain on American Drive and Goreway Drive, Mississauga, was considered.

Moved by Councillor W. J. Hunter,
Seconded by Councillor E. V. Kolb;

That subject to Public Utilities Co-ordinating Committee and Ontario Municipal Board approvals, the tender for the construction of a 16 inch watermain on American Drive and Goreway Drive in the City of Mississauga (Projects W7311 and W7461) be awarded to the low bidder, Ravane Construction Limited, in the amount of $46,839.48, and further that the Chairman and Clerk be authorized to execute the contract documents.

Carried 76-313

d) A report of the Regional Clerk with respect to Recommendation PW-267-76 which was deferred by Council on September 9,1976, was considered.

Moved by Councillor H. G. Wolf,
Seconded by Councillor F. R. Dalzell;

That the Region agree to oversize the Streetsville Pumping Station Cut-off Sewer subject to payment of this oversizing by Consolidated Building Corporation Limited;

And further, that in the future should this be proven the route selected for servicing the north westerly Mississauga lands, Regional Council then consider the possible credit of this oversizing cost as a reduction of Regional levies then payable by Consolidated Building Corporation Limited;

And further, that a by-law be presented to Council authorizing the Chairman and Clerk to execute an agreement assuring that the said oversizing does not commit the Region to any particular pattern of development or give Consolidated Building Corporation Limited any advantage in the phasing of development.

Referred to Public Works Committee. 76-314

e) A report of the Commissioner of Public Works recommending the award of a tender for Signal Installation Contract 76-409-429, Steeles Avenue, was considered.

Moved by Councillor H. G. Wolf,
Seconded by Councillor F. R. Dalzell;

That the tender received from Guild Electric Limited in the amount of $16,440.00 for the installation of traffic signals at the intersections of Steeles Avenue at Goreway Drive and at Glidden Road be accepted, this being the lowest tender received, and the Chairman and the Clerk be authorized to execute the contract documents.

Carried 76-315

f) A report of the Commissioner of Public Works recommending approval of Mississauga By-law 259-76 as amended by By-law 364-76, was considered.

Moved by Councillor G. M. Robinson, 76-316
Seconded by Councillor H. M. McCallion;

That the City of Mississauga By-law 259-76 as amended by By-law 364-76, be approved.

 

BY-LAWS

The Clerk noted that By-laws 202-76 and 203-76 with respect to a 12 inch watermain on Embleton Road, an 8 inch watermain on Winston Churchill Boulevard and a sewage pumping station and sanitary sewer forcemain on Winston Churchill Boulevard all in the City of Brampton were withdrawn. By-laws number 204 to 211 inclusive were renumbered as 202 to 209 inclusive.

Moved by Councillor G. M. Robinson,
Seconded by Councillor H. M. McCallion;

That the by-laws listed on the Council meeting agenda, being By-laws Number 201-76 to 209-76 inclusive, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chairman and the Clerk, and the Regional Seal affixed thereto.

Carried 76-317

By-law 201-76 - To authorize the financing and construction of a watermain on Eglinton Avenue East in the City of Mississauga at a total estimated cost of $273,985.00 and to repeal By-law Number 174-76.

By-law 202-76 - To amend By-law Number 45-76 being a by-law to authorize the construction of a sanitary sub-trunk sewer to service Bramalea Residential Neighbourhood 7 in the City of Brampton.

By-law 203-76 - To appoint Peace Officers for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of the Corporation of the City of Mississauga Traffic By-law as it pertains to unauthorized parking on private property and designated fire routes.

By-law 204-76 - To accept and assume lands.

By-law 205-76 - To authorize the withdrawal of funds from the waterworks capital reserve fund for the oversizing of a watermain on Fieldgate Drive in proposed Plan of Subdivision 21T-23801.

By-law 206-76 - To amend By-law Number 146-76 being a by-law to authorize speed limits.

By-law 207-76 - To authorize the Chairman and the Clerk to execute an agreement with Her Majesty the Queen in the Right of Ontario.

By-law 208-76 - To amend By-Law Number 63-76.

By-law 209-76 - To authorize the Chairman and the Clerk to execute an Engineering Agreement with Balsam Woods Limited, the Corporation of the City of Mississauga and the Mortgagees registered on title.


RESOLUTIONS

Moved by Councillor H. M. McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor M. H. Spence;

Whereas warrants to date do not call for traffic lights at Creditview Road and Britannia Road at the present time. Be it resolved that until traffic lights are installed that red flashing lights be placed on the Stop signs at this intersection and a yellow light be placed in the center of the intersection.

Resolution 76-318 was referred to Public Works Committee. 76-318

Moved by Councillor H. M. McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor M. H. Spence;

That the Traffic Department review the location of speed limit signs on Cawthra Road north of Dundas Street to determine that they are properly located and whether or not additional signs are required.

Resolution 76-319 was referred to Public Works Committee. 76-319

Moved by Councillor M. H. Spence,
Seconded by Councillor M. L. Dobkin;

Whereas Sanitary Drainage problems were experienced in the Clarkson area on September 18, 1976 due to surcharging of a trunk sewer to the Clarkson Sewage Treatment Plant causing considerable distress to area residents;

Be it resolved that the Ministry of Environment be requested to co-operate with the Region in determining remedial measures and that in the interim Regional staff be alerted to take the necessary emergency measures required to alleviate the problems in the event heavy rains reoccur;

And further, that a full report as to the cause of flooding and the possibility of compensation to the affected homeowners be presented to Regional Council at the next Regional Council meeting.

Carried 76-320

Moved by Councillor F. J. McKechnie,
Seconded by Councillor T. P. Miller;

That resolution 75-453-52 with respect to the tape recording of Council and Committee meetings be reconsidered.

Carried 76-321

Moved by Councillor F. J. McKechnie,
Seconded by Councillor T. P. Miller;

Whereas, tapes of all Regional meetings are on file, in possession of the Clerk;

And whereas, it would seem proper that any member of Council should be able to listen to the tapes; Therefore, be it resolved that if such member wishes to have the tapes or portion thereof transcribed they may do so.

A recorded vote on resolution 76-322 was requested by Councillor M. H. Spence.

In favour: Dobkin, McKechnie, Raeburn, Spence.
  Total 4.
   
Opposed: Archdekin, Clarkson, Culham, Dalzell, Hunter, Kennedy, Killaby, Kolb, McCallion, Miller, Robinson, Searle, Whitehead, Wolf, Yarrow.
  Total 15.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans.
  Total 2.

Resolution 76-322 was Lost. 76-322

Moved by Councillor H. M. McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor F. R. Dalzell;

That the Regional Clerk be authorized to discontinue the taping of Regional Council and Committee meetings.

A recorded vote was requested by Councillor M. H. Spence.

In favour: Dalzell, McCallion.
  Total 2.
   
Opposed: Archdekin, Clarkson, Culham, Dobkin, Hunter, Kennedy, Killaby, Kolb, McKechnie, Miller, Raeburn, Robinson, Searle, Spence, Whitehead, Wolf, Yarrow.
  Total 17.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans.
  Total 2.

Resolution 76-323 was Lost. 76-323

Moved by Councillor F. J. McKechnie,
Seconded by Councillor M. H. Spence;

That all of the taped proceedings of Council and Committee meetings except for In Camera sessions, be available to the public.

A recorded vote was requested by Councillor M.H. Spence.

In favour: Dobkin, Killaby, McCallion, McKechnie, Miller, Spence.
  Total 6.
   
Opposed: Archdekin, Clarkson, Culham, Dalzell, Hunter, Kennedy, Kolb, Raeburn, Robinson, Searle, Whitehead, Wolf, Yarrow.
  Total 13.
   
Absent: Murray, Whillans.
  Total 2.

Resolution 76-324 was Lost. 76-324

Moved by Councillor T. P. Miller,
Seconded by Councillor J. A. Clarkson;

That resolution 76-285-19 dealing with payment of charges for service connection on Torbram Road south of North Park Drive in Brampton be reconsidered.

Carried 76-325

Moved by Councillor T. P. Miller,
Seconded by Councillor J. A. Clarkson;

That resolution 76-285-19 be rescinded and that the following be substituted in its place:

"That upon application and payment of the appropriate charge for a service connection the properties owned by Messrs. Smit, Meyer and Swetman on the west side of Torbram Road in the vicinity of North Park Drive in Brampton be serviced with municipal water;

And further, that the frontage charge be payable for the full frontage of the present properties and at the rate then applicable, at such time as the properties are redeveloped."

Carried 76-326


ENQUIRIES BY MEMBERS

a) Councillor McCallion asked for a written legal opinion on the matter of who is entitled to access to the tapes of Council and Committee minutes. Councillor McCallion also asked for a written report explaining which sanitary landfill site "B" was not chosen.

b) Councillor Kennedy requested information on when traffic monitoring on Tedwyn Drive was to be inaugurated. The Commissioner of Public Works indicated he would reply.

c) Councillor E. V. Kolb asked that a report be prepared for the Public Works Committee on the possible purchase by Caledon of the well on 4th Line and 17 Sideroad.

 

The following information was received:

a) Agenda of the Peel Regional Board of Health meeting held September 21, 1976.

b) Agenda of the Peel Regional Board of Commissioners of Police meeting held September 16, 1976.

c) Minutes of the Children's Aid Society of the Region of Peel meeting held June 10, 1976.

d) News Release dated August 31, 1976, from the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities.

e) Agenda of the Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Appeal Committee meeting held September 21, 1976.

f) Association of Counties and Regions of Ontario September Newsletter. g) Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Appeal Committee Decisions Septmeber 21, 1976.

Moved by Councillor J. J. Yarrow,
Seconded by Councillor T. P. Miller;

That Council move into Committee of the Whole, In Camera, to consider a Report.

Carried 76-327

 

DELEGATION

Mr. F. Paul appeared before Council with respect to the Dixie Road Canadian National Railway underpass.

CW-118-76:

Moved by Councillor H. M. McCallion;

That the Regional Solicitor forward the material received from Mr. F. Paul on the Dixie Road-Canadian National Railway underpass to Canadian National Railways along with a covering letter of transmittal;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works prepare a report for presentation to Regional Council in which the most recent correspondence on the Dixie Road- Canadian National Railway overpass is incorporated.

Carried 76-328-1

Report Number 56 from the Commissioner of Public Works with respect to Region of Peel Expropriations on Magic Meadows Limited, Plan of Expropriation 401889 v.s., was considered.

CW-119-76:

Moved by Councillor D. J. Culham;

That by-laws be presented to the Council of the Region of Peel authorizing the following Offer to be made to: Magic Meadows Limited - $110,171.80 with respect to the expropriation of lands for the extension of the landfill site located on North Sheridan Way in Mississauga;

And further, that the Property Division be authorized to complete the expropriation.

Carried 76-328-2

AF-76-15 - ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE meeting held September 16, 1976.

RECOMMENDATION AF-193-76:

That the Clerk be authorized to execute a financial release agreement between the Region and Mr. & Mrs. David Julian, as attached to the report of the Chief Administrative Officer dated September 13, 1976, discharging the Region from any claim resulting from the operation of the Chinguacousy Landfill Site;

And further, that the Clerk be authorized to execute similar release agreements with other claimants whose property is located in the immediate vicinity of the Chinguacousy Landfill Site, subject to the approval of the Chief Administrative Officer (as per Council Resolution 76-149-46).

Approved 76-328-3

CW-120-76:

Moved by Councillor J. J. Yarrow;

That the Committee rise and report to Council.

Carried 76-328-4

Moved by Councillor M. L. Dobkin,
Second by Councillor E. V. Kolb;

That the Report considered in Committee of the Whole, In Camera, and the Recommendation approved, be adopted.

Carried 76-328

Moved by Councillor M. L. Dobkin,
Second by Councillor E. V. Kolb;

That By-law Number 210 a by-law to confirm the proceedings of Council at its meeting held September 23, 1976, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chairman and the Clerk and the Regional Seal affixed thereto.

Carried 76-329

Moved by Councillor M. L. Dobkin,
Seconded by Councillor E. V. Kolb;

That Council now adjourn to meet again Thursday, October 14, 1976, at 1:30 p.m. or at the call of the Chairman.

Carried 76-330

After singing the national Anthem, Council adjourned at 12:00 a.m.


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