THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

MARCH 26, 1998

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:45 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.

  1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Morrison recited the prayer.

 

Members Present: R. Begley; L. Bissell; C. Cooper; C. Corbasson; D. Culham; F. Dale; S. Fennell; C. Gyles*; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; G. Miles; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; P. Robertson; C. Seglins; R. Whitehead

Members Absent: M. Prentice; P. Saito, due to other municipal business; I. Sinclair

Also Present: R. Maloney, Acting Chief Administrative Officer; B. Zeran, Regional Clerk; P. Allen, Commissioner of Planning; P. Cole, Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health; K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; K. Ward, Acting Commissioner of Housing; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; P. Vezina, Commissioner of Social Services; A. Appleton, Manager, Legislative Services

 

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. March 12, 1998, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 12, be approved.

Carried 98-342

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the delegation of Ron Webb, Davis, Webb and Schulze and the report of the Commissioner of Public Works regarding KMS Peel Incorporated – Bottom Ash Processing Facility be withdrawn from the agenda of the March 26, 1998 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that the agenda for the subject Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 98-343

See also Resolutions 98-345 and 98-385

Reports – 8.a was dealt with.

8. REPORTS

  1. Proposed Greater Toronto Services Board Act – Region of Peel Position

Moved by Councillor Mullin,

Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the report of the Chief Administrative Officer, dated March 24, 1998, titled "Proposed Greater Toronto Services Board Act – Region of Peel Position" be referred to the area municipal Chief Administrative Officers and City Managers for consultation;

And further, that the Acting Chief Administrative Officer report back to Regional Council with a joint position report on the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB).

Carried 98-344

 

5. DELEGATIONS

  1. Ron Webb, Davis, Webb and Schulze, Solicitor for KMS Peel Incorporated regarding KMS Peel Inc. – Bottom Ash Processing Facility
  2. Withdrawn 98-345

  3. Carl DeFaria, MPP, Mississauga East regarding Presentation of Cheques to the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga as part of the Municipal Capital and Operating Restructuring Fund (MCORF)

Received 98-346

 

6. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

  1. COMMUNICATIONS
  1. City of Mississauga regarding Consent to Delegation of Tax Ratio Setting Authority
  2. Received 98-347

    See also Resolutions 98-348 and 98-349

  3. City of Brampton regarding Consent to Delegation of Tax Ratio Setting Authority

Received 98-348

See also Resolutions 98-347 and 98-349

  1. Town of Caledon regarding Consent to Delegation of Tax Ratio Setting Authority
  2. Received 98-349

    See also Resolutions 98-347 and 98-348

  3. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Partial Approval of Region of Peel Development Charges By-law 73-96
  4. Received 98-350

  5. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Development Charges Act (DCA) 1997
  6. Referral to Finance recommended 98-351

  7. Brampton Board of Trade regarding Withdrawal of Brampton Board of Trade Appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) regarding the Peel Board of Education’s Education Development Charges By-law
  8. Referral to Finance recommended 98-352

  9. Jim Flaherty, Minister of Labour regarding Bill 136, Public Sector Transition Stability Act, 1997
  10. Received 98-353

  11. Gilles Bisson, MPP, Cochrane South regarding Impact of Downloading on Municipalities
  12. Received 98-354

  13. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) regarding Standardization of Public Parking Rates at Lester B. Pearson International Airport
  14. Received 98-355

  15. The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto regarding In-Transit Pre-Clearance Legislation

Moved by Councillor Robertson,

Seconded by Councillor Culham;

That the Regional Chair write a letter to the Federal Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Transport, National Revenue, Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Citizenship and Immigration in support of The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Toronto’s position on the adoption of In-Transit Pre-Clearance Legislation for Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA);

And further, that the Mayors of the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon, the Mayor of Toronto, the Regional Chairs of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, the Ontario Minister of Transportation, and other appropriate parties be so informed.

Carried 98-356

  1. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) regarding the Future Role of Municipal Government

Moved by Councillor Robertson,

Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

Whereas municipal governments are major public agents for providing services, programs and facilities to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all Canadians;

And whereas, municipal governments require the powers to provide good government and services to local residents now and in the future;

Therefore, be it resolved that every municipal government will, by way of provincial/territorial legislation and eventual amendments to the Canadian constitution:

  1. be an order of government;
  2. be autonomous;
  3. act on every matter within its financial competence that is not expressly excluded from its responsibility;
  4. have adequate powers and financial and legal resources:
  1. to ensure good government and services locally;
  2. to meet existing and future community needs;
  3. to apply creative, innovative and entrepreneurial solutions;
  4. which cannot be altered unilaterally by other orders of government;
  1. require other orders of government to comply with the municipal government’s validly exercised authority;
  2. have access to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve harmoniously disputes with other orders of government through out of court facilities;
  3. be accessible, democratic and accountable;
  4. have discretion to refuse to take on what were previously responsibilities of other orders of government, or to agree to take on such responsibilities only in return for new financial or other resources in relation to these responsibilities;

And further, that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, the Town of Caledon, the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA), Peel area MPPs, the Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and the Provincial Premiers be informed of the Region of Peel’s position on terms of reference for municipal governments.

Carried 98-357

  1. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Increased Opportunities for Municipalities to Participate in the Decision Making of Local Housing Authority (LHA) Boards
  2. Received 98-358

    See also Resolutions 98-359, 98-360 and 98-378

  3. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Nomination Process for Municipal Membership on Local Housing Authority (LHA) Boards

Received 98-359

See also Resolutions 98-358, 98-360 and 98-378

  1. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding Appointments to the Board of Directors of the Peel Regional Housing Authority
  2. Received 98-360

    See also Resolutions 98-358, 98-359 and 98-378

  3. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing regarding the Advisory Council on Social Housing Reform

Received 98-361

p) Toronto Star Article by Colin Vaughan, March 2, 1998, regarding Public Sector Key to Rental Unit Supply

Received 98-362

q) Tony Clement, MPP, Brampton South regarding Peel Manor Accreditation

Received 98-363

r) Office of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration regarding the Report of the Legislative Review Advisory Group and the Peel Pilot Project

Received 98-364

s) Peel Adult Learning Network regarding Literacy Skills in the Region of Peel and the Report of the Social Planning Council of Peel, dated December 1997, titled "A Profile of Literacy Skills in the Region of Peel"

Received 98-365

t) Family Services of Peel regarding Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Received 98-366

u) Tony Clement, Minister of Transportation and Minister Responsible for Consultation on Referendum Legislation regarding Municipal Referendum Framework: A Consultation Paper

Received 98-367

 

8. REPORTS

ASC-98-1 - Audit Subcommittee

Committee Vice-Chair Miles presided.

A. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair

RECOMMENDATION ASC-1-98:

That Councillor Ian Sinclair be elected to the position of Chair of the Audit Subcommittee.

Approved 98-368

RECOMMENDATION ASC-2-98:

That Councillor Gael Miles be elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the Audit Subcommittee.

Approved 98-369

 

B. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

C. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION ASC-3-98:

That the agenda for the February 17, 1998, Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 98-370

 

D. Reports

D1. Internal Audit Business Plan 1998-2001

Received 98-371

D2. Review of Terms of Reference for Audit Subcommittee

RECOMMENDATION ASC-4-98:

That the Audit Subcommittee Terms of Reference be approved as outlined in the report and accompanying Appendices of the Acting Chief Administrative Officer, dated January 23, 1998, titled "Review of Terms of Reference for Audit Subcommittee Operations".

Approved 98-372

 

E. Other Business

E1. 1998 Audit Subcommittee Meeting Schedule

Received 98-373

 

F. Next Meeting Date

The next meeting date was scheduled for April 14, 1998, immediately following Management Committee.

 

Moved by Councillor Miles,

Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That the minutes of the Audit Subcommittee meeting held February 17, 1998, be adopted.

Carried 98-374

Staff Reports

  1. Proposed Greater Toronto Services Board Act – Region of Peel Position
  2. This item was dealt with under Resolution 98-344

     

  3. Regional Representative to the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC)
  4. Received 98-375

  5. Extension of 9-1-1 Service in the Town of Caledon

Received 98-376

d) 1998 Interim Financing Levy – Municipal Act Regulation Who Does What (WDW) Adjustment

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,

Seconded by Councillor Cooper;

That, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 119/98, the supplementary interim levy by-law be adopted in order to mitigate the impact of Who Does What (WDW) expenditures on the 1998 Regional Budget, by increasing the total value of the interim levy from $105,459,054 to $202,481,381.

Carried 98-377

See also By-law 28-98

Councillor Gyles arrived at 10:30 a.m.

  1. Peel Regional Housing Authority Board Appointments

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,

Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Regional Council advise the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing that it objects to any restrictions being placed upon nominations to be made by municipalities to Local Housing Authority (LHA) Boards and request the Minister to ratify nominations which are put forward, in the interest of facilitating a smoother transition to program oversight by municipalities and out of respect for the fact that municipalities have been forced to take on Provincial financial obligations with respect to the LHAs;

And further, that the endorsement of all Regional Municipal Councils in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and of the City of Toronto be sought with respect to this position.

Carried 98-378

See also Resolutions 98-358 to 98-360 inclusive

f) Tenant Protection Act – Consultation on Regulations

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,

Seconded by Councillor Cooper;

That Regional Council endorse recommendations on the draft regulations associated with the proposed Tenant Protection Act, as submitted to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing by the Acting Commissioner of Housing, and outlined in the report of the Acting Commissioner of Housing, dated March 4, 1998, titled "Tenant Protection Act – Consultation on Regulations";

And further, that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be advised of this endorsement.

Carried 98-379

g) Immigrant Investor Program

Moved by Councillor Robertson,

Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Acting Commissioner of Housing develop a position paper on all concerns regarding the mandate and operation of the federal Immigrant Investor Program, in consultation with the area municipalities, and report back in this regard.

Carried 98-380

 

h) Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Hearing – Harbour View Investments Limited, Bolton South Hill – Town of Caledon

Moved by Councillor Seglins,

Seconded by Councillor Cooper;

That Regional Planning and Legal staff be instructed to attend at the hearing of the Ontario Municipal Board into certain applications for approval of development proposed by Harbour View Investments Ltd., known as the Hilltop Road proposal located in the Bolton South Hill area of the Town of Caledon, to present evidence in support of the approval of the Regional Official Plan policies which have been appealed on a site specific basis in connection with that proposal, and support the positions of the Town of Caledon and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority that the proposal not be approved.

Carried 98-381

  1. Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Works Program Phase II, Hot Mix Asphalt Resurfacing, Projects 97-4640 and 97-4650, Highway Number 7 - City of Brampton, Wards 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and Highway Number 136 – Town of Caledon, Ward 1

Moved by Councillor Cooper,

Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the additional required funds in the amount of $1,250,000 be allocated to Projects 97-4640 and 97-4650 as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated March 11, 1998, titled "Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Works Program Phase II, Hot Mix Asphalt Resurfacing, Highway Number 7 – City of Brampton, Wards 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and Highway Number 136 – Town of Caledon, Ward 1";

And further, that the required funds be financed from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) grant monies within the Road Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve.

Carried 98-382

 

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,

Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That the Regional Chair address the issue of acquiring funds from the Province with the Minister of Transportation for the purpose of recovering costs to be incurred by the Region for the asphalt resurfacing of transferred Highways Number 7 and 136, which were in poor surface condition at the time of transfer;

And further, that the Regional Chair report back in this regard.

Carried 98-383

Moved by Councillor Robertson,

Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Commissioner of Public Works investigate the issue of the Province’s plans to resurface the highway cloverleaf at Queen Street and Highway 410 in the City of Brampton, due to its deteriorating condition;

And further, that staff report back on the status of this provincial project.

Carried 98-384

  1. KMS Peel Inc. – Bottom Ash Processing and Bottom Ash Drying Facility – Principles of Agreement

Withdrawn 98-385

 

9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

10. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 7-98: To amend By-law Number 48-94 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 12-98: To amend By-law Number 48-94 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 25-98: To accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 26-98: To assign Regional Road Numbers to Highways 7, 24, 50, and 136, as a result of the transfer of these highways from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to the Region of Peel, and to re-designate Regional Road 11 (Charleston Sideroad) as Regional Road 24.

By-law 28-98: To levy against the area municipalities a sum not exceeding 96 percent of the amount that was estimated by Regional Council in the upper-tier rating by-law for 1997 to be raised in the area municipalities, before adoption of the final Regional estimates for the year 1998.

See also Resolution 98-377

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, being By-laws 7-98, 12-98, 25-98, 26-98 and 28-98 be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 98-386

b) Area Municipal

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 67-98: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of through highways and stop signs in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 68-98: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of through highways and stop signs in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 93-98: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of maximum rate of speed in the City of Mississauga.

City of Brampton Traffic By-law 40-98: To amend By-law 93-93, as amended, for the regulation of through highways, rate of speed, no parking, fire routes, heavy trucks and reduced vehicle loads – 5 tonnes in the City of Brampton.

Town of Caledon Traffic By-law 98-12: To amend By-law 95-52, for the regulation of no stopping restrictions in the Town of Caledon.

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the City of Mississauga by-laws, being By-laws 67-98, 68-98 and 93-98 and the City of Brampton by-law, being By-law 40-98 and the Town of Caledon by-law, being By-law 98-12 listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, be approved.

Carried 98-387

 

11. OTHER BUSINESS

  1. Consideration of In Camera matters by Public Works Committee on March 31, 1998
  2. Moved by Councillor Dale,

    Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

    That Public Works Committee be permitted to meet In Camera on March 31, 1998, to consider matters relating to the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose, pursuant to Section 55 (5) of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.45, as amended.

    Carried 98-388

     

    Additional Items

  3. Peel Regional Police – Lester B. Pearson International Airport

Moved by Councillor McCallion,

Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the Regional Solicitor provide Regional Council with a legal interpretation of the potential liability of Regional Council and the Peel Police Services Board under an agreement for the service provided by Peel Regional Police at the Lester B. Pearson International Airport;

And further, that the report be presented to Regional Council on April 9, 1998, before the Region of Peel enters into the subject agreement.

Carried 98-389

  1. Emergency Services Review Subcommittee Membership
  2. Moved by Councillor Culham,

    Seconded by Councillor Begley;

    That Councillors Begley, Corbasson, Robertson and Sinclair be removed from the membership of the Emergency Services Review Subcommittee in order to maintain previously mandated Subcommittee composition;

    And further, that Resolution 97-1298 be so amended.

    Carried 98-390

  3. United Way of Peel Update (Oral)

Received 98-391

 

12. NOTICES OF MOTION

 

 

  1. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider reports relating to:

a) A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes.

Carried 98-392

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 98-393

 

14. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

  1. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,

Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the letter of intent between 547495 Ontario Limited, as Agent for 2725321 Canada Inc. and the Regional Corporation for the premises located at 2000 Argentia Road, Plaza Two, suites 101, 109 & 110, City of Mississauga, be approved;

And further, that funds for the lease costs be provided from account number 3904 and cost centre CD30000;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the Regional Corporation’s duly authorized signing officers;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction and to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of the Lease.

Carried 98-394

 

15. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That By-law 27-98 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 26, 1998, and to authorize the execution of documents in accordance with the Region's by-laws relating thereto, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and that the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 98-395

16. ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Councillor Miles,

Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That Regional Council now adjourn.

Carried 98-396

 

The meeting adjourned at 11:24 a.m.

 

 

     

Regional Clerk

 

Regional Chair