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.
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
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.
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.
See also Resolutions 1999-784 and 1999-785
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.
See also Resolutions 1999-783 and 1999-784
GC-1999-13 - General Committee
Meeting held June 3, 1999
Regional Chair E. Kolb presided.
B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
That the agenda for the June 3, 1999, General Committee meeting be approved.
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
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.
P2. Economic Indicators: 1998 Year End Review
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.
P3. Planning Information Brochure
Councillor Seglins arrived at 9:46 a.m.
P4. Richard C. Ducharme, Managing Director, GO Transit regarding GO Transit's 1999/2000 Capital Forecast
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.
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
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).
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
PW3. Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Hurontario Street, Intersection Improvements – City of Mississauga, Ward 5
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).
PW4. Sanitary Sewer Replacement on Lakeshore Road from Mississauga Road to Cawthra Road, Project 99-2390 – City of Mississauga, Ward 1
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.
PW5. Etobicoke Creek Valley Trunk Sewer Condition Assessment, Project 98-2930
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.
That Councillor Culham be kept informed of the ongoing maintenance of the Credit Valley Trunk Sewer in the Burnhamthorpe area.
PW6. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting held May 18, 1999
1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
That the agenda for the May 18, 1999, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.
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.
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.
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.
That staff evaluate SUBBOR technology for inclusion in the Region of Peel’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy and report back.
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.
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.
4. Waste Management Updates
Item 4c. was dealt with.
This item was dealt with under Resolution 1999-802
Halifax 5-Day Site Visit the Week of June 21, 1999 (Oral)
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.
The meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.
PW7. Denise Cole, Vice President, Ontario Region, Canadian Soft Drink Association (CSDA) regarding CSDA’s 1998 Packaging Report
ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Councillor R. Begley presided.
HS1. Portraits of Peel, 1991 – 1996
HS2. Canadian Council on Social Development Study/Personal Security Index
HS3. Halton-Peel District Health Council Long Term Care Committee
HS4. Health Department Organization Update
HS5. Al Leach, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) regarding Child Poverty
HS6. Margaret Marland, Minister Responsible for Children regarding Elimination of Child Poverty
HS7. James W. Knight, Executive Director, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) regarding the First Quality of Life (QOL) Technical Report
HS8. Dr. D. McKeown, Acting Medical Officer of Health regarding Mould in School Accommodation (Oral)
Councillor Robertson departed at 10:55 a.m.
ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Councillor R. Whitehead presided.
Chief Administrative Officer
M1. Comments on Caledon's Draft Statement of Directions and Priorities Document
M2. Regional Representative to the Northwest Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Hospital Corporation
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.
M3. 1999 - 2000 Insurance Policy Renewals
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:
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.
M4. Regional Travel Expense Policies Update
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:
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.
M5. 1999 Development Charges Policy and Service Standards - Residential Classifications (Small Apartment Units)
Postponed to the June 17, 1999 General Committee meeting 1999-823
M6. Synopsis of Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association et al. v. Ontario (Attorney General) regarding Constitutional Challenges to the Education Quality Improvement Act
M7. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Region of Peel regarding Suggestions for Possible Board Members to the Mississauga Symphony's Board of Directors
M8. Joe Moore, Manager, Emergency Programs, Region of Peel regarding Transfer of Land Ambulance Service
M9. Lynn Morrow, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding 1999 Budget and Business Plan and Levy By-law
M10. Lynn Morrow, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) regarding Transportation Standing Committee
Referred to Planning for report 1999-828
M11. 1999 Annual Conference of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Program and Request for Nomination to the AMO Regional Caucus
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.
H1. Low Income Housing Tax Credit
H2. Encroachment Agreement, Airport Road (Regional Road 7), Owners: Kieug and Okja Pai; Tenant: Christine Deroux – Town of Caledon, Ward 3
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.
See also By-law 42-1999
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)
H4. 905 Faith Community Leaders’ Statement on Homelessness and Housing
H5. Canadian Housing and Renewal Association, Canadian Housing Update – May 1999
F. IN CAMERA MATTERS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;
That Regional Council now adjourn.
The meeting adjourned at 10:19 a.m.