THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

JUNE 10, 1999

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:41 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.

  1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL
  2. Councillor McCallion recited the prayer.

     

    Members Present: R. Begley, L. Bissell, C. Cooper, C. Corbasson, D. Culham, F. Dale, S. Fennell, C. Gyles, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, M. Morrison, P. Palleschi, P. Robertson, P. Saito, R. Whitehead

    Members Absent: N. Iannicca, due to other municipal business; G. Miles, due to other municipal business; P. Mullin, due to other municipal business; M. Prentice, due to other municipal business; C. Seglins, due to vacation; I. Sinclair, due to other municipal business

    Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; B. Zeran, Regional Clerk; P. Allen, Commissioner of Planning; P. Graham, Acting Commissioner of Health; K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; Carolyn Clubine, Acting Director, Seniors’ Services and Transhelp; A. Appleton, Manager, Legislative Services

     

  3. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
  4.  

  5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) May 27, 1999, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,

Seconded by Councillor Culham;

That Resolution 1999-776 of the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 27, 1999, be amended to include the appointment of Councillor Cooper and Councillor Saito to the Waste Management Subcommittee for the term commencing July 1, 1999 and ending November 30, 2000;

And further, that the subject minutes be approved, as amended.

Carried 1999-782

 

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  2. Moved by Councillor Robertson,

    Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

    That the rules of procedure be waived to allow for the delegation of Mr. Stan Craig and Mr. Rick Craig to address Council regarding concerns about water service and subsequent billing to their property;

    And further, that the June 10, 1999 Regional Council agenda be approved, as amended.

    Carried 1999-783

    See also Resolutions 1999-784 and 1999-785

  3. DELEGATIONS

Additional Item

    1. Rick Craig and Stan Craig, City of Brampton Property Owners regarding Water Service to their Property

Received 1999-784

See also Resolutions 1999-783 and 1999-785

 

Moved by Councillor Robertson,

Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the water billing issue brought before Regional Council by the Craig’s be referred to staff for a full investigation of the situation, including the recent history of watermain leaks on the subject property in the City of Brampton;

And further, that the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance report to a future General Committee meeting in this regard.

Carried 1999-785

See also Resolutions 1999-783 and 1999-784

 

  1. STAFF PRESENTATIONS
  2.  

  3. COMMUNICATIONS
  4.  

  5. REPORTS

General Committee

GC-1999-13 - General Committee

Meeting held June 3, 1999

Regional Chair E. Kolb presided.

  1. ROLL CALL

 

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 

C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-219-1999:

That the agenda for the June 3, 1999, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 1999-786

 

D. DELEGATIONS

 

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

Councillor S. Fennell presided.

 

Planning Policy and Research

P1. International Joint Commission and Great Lakes Water Quality

RECOMMENDATION GC-220-1999:

That the Commissioner of Planning revise his report dated May 20, 1999, titled "International Joint Commission and Great Lakes Water Quality" to include background information on the Water Quality and Conservation Management capital reserve fund the Region of Peel established in 1999 to finance environmental protection initiatives;

And further, that the Commissioner of Planning report back to Regional Council in this regard.

Approved 1999-787

P2. Economic Indicators: 1998 Year End Review

RECOMMENDATION GC-221-1999:

That copies of the report of the Commissioner of Planning, dated May 20, 1999, titled "Economic Indicators: 1998 Year End Review" be forwarded to the City of Toronto, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), the Waterfront Regeneration Trust and the area municipalities.

Approved 1999-788

P3. Planning Information Brochure

Received 1999-789

Councillor Seglins arrived at 9:46 a.m.

COMMUNICATIONS

P4. Richard C. Ducharme, Managing Director, GO Transit regarding GO Transit's 1999/2000 Capital Forecast

RECOMMENDATION GC-222-1999:

That the correspondence from Richard Ducharme dated May 11, 1999 regarding GO Transit's 1999/2000 Capital Forecast be referred back to Planning staff for review;

And further, that a strategic report on an integrated rail service be brought back to General Committee;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the representatives on the Transportation Committee of the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) prior to June 18, 1999.

Approved 1999-790

P5. Tony Clement, Minister of Transportation regarding a Rapid Transit Connection between Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) and Union Station

Referred to Planning for report 1999-791

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Councillor L. Bissell presided.

Engineering and Construction

PW1. Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) at the Private Access Located Approximately 350 Metres West of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), Implementation of Right Turn Yield Control – City of Brampton, Wards 9 and 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-223-1999:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 48-94 with respect to implementing right turn yield control at the intersection of Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) at the private access located 350 metres (1,148 feet) west of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road).

Approved 1999-792

See also By-law 44-1999

 

Councillor Saito arrived at 10:13 a.m.

 

PW2. Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) and Highway 10 (Hurontario Street), Intersection Operation and Feasibility of a Dual Westbound Left Turning Lane – City of Brampton, Ward 3

Withdrawn 1999-793

PW3. Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Hurontario Street, Intersection Improvements – City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-224-1999:

That dual southbound left turn lanes and an exclusive southbound right turn lane with channelization and an acceleration lane at the intersection of Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Hurontario Street, be constructed in the City of Mississauga, under Project 98-4365;

And further, that funds in the amount of $500,000, be allocated from the 1999 Capital Budget Item 99-4000 to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (CFSR).

Approved 1999-794

PW4. Sanitary Sewer Replacement on Lakeshore Road from Mississauga Road to Cawthra Road, Project 99-2390 – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-225-1999:

That the existing structurally deficient 200mm (8 inch) and 600mm (24 inch) sanitary sewers on Lakeshore Road, from Mississauga Road to Cawthra Road be replaced with 250mm (10 inch) and 750mm (30 inch) sanitary sewers for a total distance of approximately 2,290m (7,600 feet) under Project 99-2390;

And further, that the necessary funds for Project 99-2390 in the amount of $2,271,000 be provided from the Capital Budget Item 99-2000 to be financed from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve.

Approved 1999-795

PW5. Etobicoke Creek Valley Trunk Sewer Condition Assessment, Project 98-2930

RECOMMENDATION GC-226-1999:

That Public Works be allowed to enter into Direct Negotiations with M.E. Andrews & Associates Limited for the provision of the Etobicoke Creek Valley Trunk Sewer Condition Assessment under Project 98-2930 at an estimated amount of $300,000;

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

Approved 1999-796

RECOMMENDATION GC-227-1999:

That Councillor Culham be kept informed of the ongoing maintenance of the Credit Valley Trunk Sewer in the Burnhamthorpe area.

Approved 1999-797

 

Waste Management

PW6. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting held May 18, 1999

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

 

    1. Approval of Agenda
    2. RECOMMENDATION WM-13-1999:

      That the agenda for the May 18, 1999, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

      Approved 1999-798

       

    3. Delegation
    1. Bruce Proudfoot, Chair, Community Development Committee, Bill Bus, Deputy Reeve and John Oosterhof, Councillor, Township of East Luther Grand Valley regarding Municipality’s Waste Diversion from Landfill
    2. The delegation stated that they would like the Region of Peel’s approval to allow the Municipality of East Luther Grand Valley to ship 10 tonnes of waste per week (5 tonnes of organic and 5 tonnes of dry waste) to the Caledon waste facility.

      RECOMMENDATION WM-14-1999:

      That staff investigate and report back to the July 8, 1999 Regional Council meeting on the feasibility of receiving waste from the Township of East Luther Grand Valley.

      Approved 1999-799

    3. Matt Larmour, P.Eng., Project Manager; Bruce Holbein, Director of Technology, Mike Sommerville and Etienne Middleton, Design Engineer, Eastern Power (SUBBOR) regarding Eastern Power’s Super Blue Box Recycling Technology (SUBBOR)

The delegation requested the subcommittee to direct staff to evaluate and analyze the SUBBOR technology for inclusion as an option in the Region of Peel’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy. A copy of SUBBOR’s information package is available in the Clerk’s Department.

RECOMMENDATION WM-15-1999:

That staff evaluate SUBBOR technology for inclusion in the Region of Peel’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy and report back.

Approved 1999-800

c. Kevin Towers, General Manager, Recycltech Ltd. regarding Hi-Rise Recycling Systems

Kevin Towers stated that 19% of Peel’s households live in multi-family buildings. He discussed cost savings to Peel by increasing participation in apartment recycling programs.

RECOMMENDATION WM-16-1999:

That staff report back to the September 14, 1999 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting on proposed incentives and associated costs with respect to builders implementing this program;

And further, that staff look into the possibility of enacting a by-law to impose this program.

Approved 1999-801

 

4. Waste Management Updates

 

Item 4c. was dealt with.

    1. Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site Gas Utilization - Proposal 98-221P

Received 1999-802

    1. 1999 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) / Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) Truck Driving Championship
    2. Received 1999-803

    3. Earth Week
    4. Received 1999-804

    5. Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site Gas Utilization - Proposal 98-221P

This item was dealt with under Resolution 1999-802

    1. Request for Proposal Updates – Waste Collection and Processing Tender – Phase I
    2. Received 1999-805

    3. Organics Collection Pilot Project – City of Brampton, Ward 1
    4. Received 1999-806

    5. Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Site Visit
    6. Received 1999-807

    7. Design Standards For Waste Collection and Review Procedures

Received 1999-808

 

Additional Item

Halifax 5-Day Site Visit the Week of June 21, 1999 (Oral)

Received 1999-809

 

5. Communications

 

6. Next Meeting

The next meeting date is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 2:00 p.m., 5th Floor Boardroom.

Please forward regrets to Ava Macintyre, Legislative Co-ordinator, 905-791-7800 extension 4582.

 

7. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

PW7. Denise Cole, Vice President, Ontario Region, Canadian Soft Drink Association (CSDA) regarding CSDA’s 1998 Packaging Report

Received 1999-810

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

Councillor R. Begley presided.

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

General Services

HS1. Portraits of Peel, 1991 – 1996

Received 1999-811

HS2. Canadian Council on Social Development Study/Personal Security Index

Received 1999-812

 

Seniors' Services

HS3. Halton-Peel District Health Council Long Term Care Committee

Received 1999-813

 

HEALTH

Administration

HS4. Health Department Organization Update

Received 1999-814

 

COMMUNICATIONS

HS5. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) regarding Child Poverty

Received 1999-815

HS6. Margaret Marland, Minister Responsible for Children regarding Elimination of Child Poverty

Received 1999-816

HS7. James W. Knight, Executive Director, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) regarding the First Quality of Life (QOL) Technical Report

Received 1999-817

Additional Item

HS8. Dr. D. McKeown, Acting Medical Officer of Health regarding Mould in School Accommodation (Oral)

Received 1999-818

 

Councillor Robertson departed at 10:55 a.m.

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

Councillor R. Whitehead presided.

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Chief Administrative Officer

M1. Comments on Caledon's Draft Statement of Directions and Priorities Document

Received 1999-819

 

CORPORATE SERVICES

Clerk's

M2. Regional Representative to the Northwest Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Hospital Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-228-1999:

That Councillor Gael Miles be recommended for appointment to the Board of Directors of the Northwest Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Hospital Corporation for a one year term commencing June 24, 1999 and ending on the date of the Corporation's annual general meeting in 2000;

And further, that the Northwest GTA Regional Hospital Corporation be requested to amend their operating by-laws to make the term of office for this appointment consistent with the term of office for Ontario municipal councils.

Approved 1999-820

 

FINANCE

Controller’s Division

M3. 1999 - 2000 Insurance Policy Renewals

RECOMMENDATION GC-229-1999:

That the Region of Peel's general insurance coverage for the policy term July 1, 1999 to July 1, 2000 be renewed through Aon Stenhouse Inc. on the following terms:

    1. a 15 percent reduction in premium, based on expiring rates and;
    2. a rebate of the 1999 - 2000 premium, based on the following loss ratios:

Above 75 percent - 0 percent rebate

50 to 75 percent - 5 percent

Below 50 percent - 10 percent

And further, that the Treasurer be authorized to negotiate the appropriate coverage for the proposed police helicopter pilot project;

And further, that the Region of Peel agree to renew through Aon Reed Stenhouse for the 2000 - 2001 policy on terms and conditions to be negotiated, with the premium rate to be no greater that that for the 1999 - 2000 policy term.

Approved 1999-821

M4. Regional Travel Expense Policies Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-230-1999:

That the Travel Expense policy definitions for "Constituent Communications" for Regional business be amended to include cost of photos, slides and home office related supplies and that "event" be amended to include charity fund raising functions;

And further, that the Travel Expense policy be amended to reflect:

    1. Effective June 1, 1999 a Per Diem amount of $60.00;
    2. Effective June 1, 1999 business related taxi costs shall be reimbursed upon the presentation of receipts;
    3. The Councillor term allowance be increased to $7,000 effective for the current term of Council.

And further, that the reimbursement of expenses, for specific special Regional program events, be determined by Regional Council as an additional amount to the amount set as the term allowance;

And further, that the subject policy be brought back to Regional Council for consideration at the end of each term of Council;

And further, that all future reports on the Regional Travel Expense policy be prepared in consultation with the area municipalities.

Approved 1999-822

M5. 1999 Development Charges Policy and Service Standards - Residential Classifications (Small Apartment Units)

Postponed to the June 17, 1999 General Committee meeting 1999-823

 

COMMUNICATIONS

M6. Synopsis of Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association et al. v. Ontario (Attorney General) regarding Constitutional Challenges to the Education Quality Improvement Act

Received 1999-824

M7. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Region of Peel regarding Suggestions for Possible Board Members to the Mississauga Symphony's Board of Directors

Received 1999-825

M8. Joe Moore, Manager, Emergency Programs, Region of Peel regarding Transfer of Land Ambulance Service

Received 1999-826

M9. Lynn Morrow, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding 1999 Budget and Business Plan and Levy By-law

Received 1999-827

M10. Lynn Morrow, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding Transportation Standing Committee

Referred to Planning for report 1999-828

 

Additional Item

M11. 1999 Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Program and Request for Nomination to the AMO Regional Caucus

Received 1999-829

 

Councillor Lorna Bissell informed General Committee members that she would not be seeking re-election as a Peel representative on the Regional Caucus of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors, due to meeting conflicts.

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Councillor P. Mullin presided.

 

Housing

H1. Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Received 1999-830

 

Property

H2. Encroachment Agreement, Airport Road (Regional Road 7), Owners: Kieug and Okja Pai; Tenant: Christine Deroux – Town of Caledon, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-231-1999:

That the encroachment on Airport Road, being a fence and outdoor patio, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated 16th day of April, 1999 between the Regional Municipality of Peel and Kieug and Okja Pai and Christine Deroux;

And further, that all documents relating thereto or required to complete this transaction be executed by the Regions duly authorized signing officers;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council.

Approved 1999-831

See also By-law 42-1999

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

H3. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) regarding Reappointment by Order-in-Council of Gordon Stewart to the Board of the Peel Regional Housing Authority (PRHA)

Received 1999-832

H4. 905 Faith Community Leaders’ Statement on Homelessness and Housing

Received 1999-833

H5. Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, Canadian Housing Update – May 1999

Received 1999-834

F. IN CAMERA MATTERS

 

  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  2.  

  3. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 42-1999: To provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), in the Town of Caledon.

See also Resolution 1999-831

 

By-law 44-1999: To implement right turn yield control at the intersection of Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) at the private access located 350 metres west of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) and 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.

See also Resolution 1999-792

By-law 45-1999: To reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr from Gibson Lake Drive to Brawton Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days and 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.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, being By-laws 42-1999, 44-1999 and 45-1999, 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 1999-835

b) Area Municipal

City of Mississauga Traffic By-law 201-99: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of prohibited turns in the City of Mississauga.

City of Brampton Traffic By-law 102-99: To amend By-law 93-93, as amended, for the regulation of no parking, through highways and fire routes in the City of Brampton.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,

Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the City of Mississauga by-law, being By-law 201-99 and the City of Brampton by-law, being By-law 102-99 listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, be approved.

Carried 1999-836

 

  1. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items

    1. Halton/Peel District Health Council (HPDHC) 1st Annual Meeting
    2. Councillor Morrison reminded Members of Council of the HPDHC 1st Annual Meeting being held on June 23, 1999 at Glaxo/Wellcome in the City of Mississauga, and encouraged everyone to attend.

      She requested that Councillors advise her as soon as possible whether they would be able to attend.

    3. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Noise Management Committee
    4. Councillor Saito informed Regional Council of a presentation made by airline operators at the June 9, 1999 meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the GTAA Noise Management Committee. The presentation included a proposal regarding nightime flight arrivals into Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA).

      She stated that her residents in the City of Mississauga and those impacted by the east/west runways would benefit from this proposal since it would involve planes flying at a greater height of 5,000 to 6,000 feet and descending to 3,000 feet once they are closer to the airport. Planes would also approach the airport at a faster, but safe speed, which would also mean less aircraft noise.

      Councillor Fennell also advised that she is pleased with the participation of the Technical Advisory Committee members, and has confidence in the work of the Committee. She confirmed that the proposals on noise management coming forward from the Committee on noise management were the result of resident involvement and Councillors’ participation in the matter.

    5. 1999 International Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Association Conference
    6. Councillor Saito informed Members of Council of the upcoming 1999 International Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Association Conference, hosted by the Region of Peel CPTED Advisory Committee, the Mississauga CPTED Advisory Committee, and the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) in the City of Mississauga, on September 20, 21, and 22, 1999.

      She provided promotional flyers for the Conference and encouraged Members of Council to distribute them among their contacts in the architect, planning, and construction industries.

    7. Tree Root Infiltration of Sewermains

Councillor Gyles inquired about whether the Region had a policy that addressed tree root infiltration of sewermain pipes. He advised Regional Council that he was advocating on behalf of a City of Mississauga resident that was experiencing this problem.

The Commissioner of Public Works responded that the Region did have such a policy, and that staff would review this particular case.

 

  1. NOTICES OF MOTION
  2.  

  3. IN CAMERA MATTERS
  4.  

  5. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS
  6.  

  7. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL
  8. Moved by Councillor Whitehead,

    Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

    That By-law 47-1999 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 10, 1999, 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 1999-837

     

     

  9. ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,

Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Regional Council now adjourn.

Carried 1999-838

 

The meeting adjourned at 10:19 a.m.

 

 

Regional Clerk

Regional Chair