THE COUNCIL OF

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

MARCH 9, 2000

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:42 a.m. in the Council Chambers, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton.

1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Culham recited the prayer.

 

Members Present: L. Bissell, C. Cooper, D. Culham, F. Dale, S. Fennell, C. Gyles, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb,
K. Mahoney, G. Miles
, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, M. Prentice, P. Robertson, P. Saito, C. Seglins,
I. Sinclair, R. Whitehead

Members Absent: R. Begley, due to vacation; C. Corbasson, due to vacation; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business

Also Present: R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; J. Pennachetti, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; M. Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works; K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property and General Manager of Peel Living; P. Vezina, Commissioner of Social Services; P. Graham, Commissioner of Health; Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health; P. Vivian, Director of Human Resources; B. Zeran, Regional Clerk; A. Appleton, Manager, Legislative Services

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. February 17, 2000, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 17, 2000, be approved.

Carried 2000-217

 

4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Dale,

Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That a motion regarding the membership of the 9-1-1 Ad hoc committee be added to the March 9, 2000 Regional Council meeting agenda;

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

Carried 2000-218

See also Resolution 2000-289

 

5. DELEGATIONS

  1. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burko, Residents, Town of Caledon regarding the Sale of their Property in the Region of Peel

Received 2000-219

 

Councillor Robertson arrived at 9:50 a.m.

 

6. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

  1. Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works, Scott Stewart, Director, Waste Management and Michael Goldrup, Director, Communication Services regarding Second Recycling Container

Received 2000-220

See also Resolutions 2000-221 and 2000-222

 

Councillor Cooper arrived at 10:14 a.m.

 

Item 8.c) was dealt with.

c) Second Recycling Container

Moved by Councillor Bissell,

Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That Regional Council approve the funding for the second recycling container, estimated at $1,471,344, to be funded from Capital Projects 976350 and 986110;

And further, that the second recycling container be grey in colour and designated for use as a fibre container.

Carried 2000-221

See also Resolutions 2000-220 and 2000-222

 

In response to an inquiry by Councillor Prentice, the Commissioner of Public Works committed to investigating the implications of providing additional blue and grey recycling boxes to the community free of charge, and reporting back in this regard.

 

Moved by Councillor Mullin,

Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That as part of the communication plan, the term "fibres" and the graphics used for the second recycling container program be re-visited to provide clarification;

And further, that a brief summary and fact sheet on this program be prepared for use by Members of Council in their spring newsletters and at upcoming community ratepayer meetings;

And further, that the complete communication plan be reported to General Committee for review as soon as possible.

Carried 2000-222

See also Resolutions 2000-220 and 2000-221

 

Moved by Councillor Saito,

Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the Three Bag Limit initiative be placed on the agenda of the next Waste Management Subcommittee meeting for consideration.

Carried 2000-223

 

7. COMMUNICATIONS

 

8. REPORTS

General Committee

GC-2000-4 - General Committee Minutes

Meeting held March 2, 2000

 

  1. ROLL CALL

 

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 

C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2000:

That the agenda for the March 2, 2000, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2000-224

 

D. DELEGATIONS

 

E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

Councillor R. Whitehead presided.

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Chief Administrative Officer

M1. "Building Tomorrow’s Government Together"

Presentation by R. Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,

Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Recommendation GC-77-2000 of the March 2, 2000 General Committee meeting be amended to read:

"Whereas not all members of all local Councils attended the Regional retreat in November of 1999;

And whereas, the recommendations reported from that retreat require clarification;

And whereas, the local Councillors who did attend the retreat need to have the opportunity to discuss this report with their peers;

And whereas, this report does not provide any financial analysis as to the impacts of any of the recommendations;

Therefore be it resolved that the report entitled "Building Tomorrow’s Government Together", be referred to the local Councils for comment within 90 days."

Carried 2000-225

RESOLUTION 2000-225 AMENDED BY 2000-304

M2. Regional Ad hoc Governance Committee – Previous Governance Reports

Received 2000-226

 

Regional Chair

M3. Ontario 2000 Application – Update

Received 2000-227

 

CORPORATE SERVICES

Clerk's

M4. Minutes of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Nomination Ad hoc Committee Meeting held February 17, 2000

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-1-2000:

That the agenda for the February 17, 2000, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) meeting be approved.

Approved 2000-228

 

3. REPORT/ITEMS

  1. Peel's Representatives on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Board of Directors Update (Oral)

Received 2000-229

Issues addressed by Peel’s representatives on the GTAA Board of Directors were, Airport Conceptual Video; Financial Status Report; New Reduced Rate Parking Lot; GTAA Web Site; Development Schedule; Acquisition of Highway 409; Parking Garage / Terminal Interface; Consolidation of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines and Emergency Services at Lester B. Pearson International Airport (LBPIA).

A video tour of LBPIA offered a conceptual view of the airport upon its completion, at which time, LBPIA will be able to handle 50 million passengers each year. The animated tour guided members along Highway 409; arrival and departure passenger drop-off and pick-up curbs/lanes; the newly designed terminal with its curvilinear roof; departure terrace overlooking the runways and aircraft activity and the Town Hall with its many retail stores and restaurants.

Phase I of the terminal development will open in 2003 and Phase III scheduled to be completed in 2008.

Mayor Seglins requested an explanation of the public transit route integration within LBPIA and asked that transit integration be added and explained in future video releases.

Mayor McCallion requested a further explanation of the GTAA’s "Town Hall" as it relates to the travelling passengers, and the potential impact on the make-up of commercial businesses in the City of Mississauga. Steve Shaw offered assurances that the GTAA’s "Town Hall" concessions will serve passengers awaiting boarding and will be located behind the security line. He indicated that he will provide data relating to the division of retail services being offered to travelling passengers and visitors to the airport at a future meeting.

Clarification was requested regarding the charging of a "user fee" ($10) by visitors to LBPIA. Determination on a user fee was still under review, and it was suggested that should a user fee be charged, it would most likely be placed on the cost of an airline ticket rather than an open charge as seen at Vancouver International Airport.

 

Bernard Wilson

A review of GTAA revenues totaling $312 million for the first nine months of 1999 consisted of Airline Landing Fees $120.1 million; Terminal Charges $75.1 million; Parking and Ground Transportation $58.1 million; Concessions $36.2 million; Rentals $17.5 million and Other Revenues totaling $5.0 million.

Expenses of $283.4 million for the first nine months of 1999 consisted of Ground Rent $88.4 million; Goods and Services $66.9 million; Salaries, Wages and Benefits $41.7 million; Real Property Taxes and Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) $26.3 million; Interest Financing Costs $44.8 million and Amortization $15.3 million.

Mr. Wilson further explained the introduction of a 2000 space parking lot, serviced by a 24 hour, 7 day a week shuttle service with reduced parking rates.

Ron Dennis

The GTAA Web site (www.gtaa.com) is currently being redesigned. New features include the addition of real-time flight arrival and departure information as seen by travelling passengers in LBPIA terminals. Also, the conceptual video of LBPIA re-development will also be available for viewing by visitors to the GTAA Web Site.

In-field cargo facility development is well underway, including a combined cargo facility for the newly merged Air Canada and Canadian Airlines.

Mayor McCallion offered the Mississauga staff calculation of 600 acres of GTAA industrial lands having no relation to the operation of the airport being made available for private development. Further, the GTAA is in competition with Peel’s Industrial/Commercial Developers by seeking the development of these lands for Commercial/Industrial purposes and avoiding Development Charges. The information presented by Mayor McCallion was questioned by the GTAA representatives, and it was determined that information regarding commercial/industrial lands be dealt with at a later date.

 

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-2-2000:

That the development of lands for Commercial/Industrial purposes within the airport boundaries not directly associated with flight operations of LBPIA and outlined in the GTAA’s Master Plan be listed on a future agenda of the GTAA Nomination Ad Hoc Committee for discussion.

Approved 2000-230

Mr. Dennis presented a few points regarding the new de-icing facilities having the ability to meet or exceed the Air Traffic Controllers abilities to safely authorize departures by airlines. Further, the runway snow removal service has been reduced to an all time low of 32 minutes. In addition, LBPIA is being watched world wide for the ability to re-develop the airport at an astonishing rate and continue to be an active airport.

b) Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Noise Management Office – Letter from Steve Shaw, GTAA, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Communications

Received 2000-231

 

  1. NEXT GTAA NOMINATION AD HOC COMMITTEE MEETING DATE

Thursday, June 1, 2000

8:00 a.m.

10 Peel Centre Dr.

5th Floor

Regional Chair’s Boardroom

 

M5. Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) 1999 Annual Report

Received 2000-232

 

FINANCE

Controller’s Division

M6. Proposal 99-279P Supply of Water Meters

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2000:

That the contract for the supply of Water Meters for a one year period, commencing March 1, 2000, be awarded to Schlumberger RMS Canada of Mississauga, Ontario in the amount of $935,000 exclusive of all applicable taxes;

And further, that the supply of Water Meters for a one year period beginning March 1, 2000 to February 28, 2001 be funded by Capital Project 99-7910;

And further, that subject to satisfactory vendor performance and at the Region of Peel’s sole discretion, the contract with Schlumberger be extended annually for four additional one year periods, based on the unit pricing provided in the vendor’s response to document 99-279P, provided that adequate funding has been allocated in approved capital or current budgets;

And further, that subject to funding being available in approved capital or current budgets, the Materials Manager be authorized to complete negotiations and contract with Schlumberger RMS Canada, or their successors and partners, on a "Direct Negotiations" basis in compliance with By-law 50-96 for additional items or services deemed to be of a proprietary nature such as hardware, software, maintenance, and services necessary to address future system growth, technological upgrades, research and development and obsolescence;

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

Approved 2000-233

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PLANNING

Councillor P. Saito presided.

 

Planning Policy and Research

P1. Successful Implementation of the Regional Official Plan (ROP) at the Ontario Municipal Board/Consolidated Joint Board

Received 2000-234

 

COMMUNICATIONS

P2. David Turnbull, Minister of Transportation regarding Regional Council’s Recommendations for an Extension of Highway 427 Northerly from Highway 7 and Possible Routes and Interchange Design

Received 2000-235

P3. Tom Walsh, Mayor, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio regarding Development Proposal on Part of the West Half and Part of the East Half of Lot 1 Concession V and the East Half of Lot 2 Concession V, former Township of Adjala

Received 2000-236

P4. Minutes of the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG), January 26, 2000

Received 2000-237

Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provided clarification to comments recorded in the PAAWG minutes of January 26, 2000.

With respect to Item 8, reference to "Regional staff are currently preparing a financial case" is specifically addressing the comparison of the Region of Peel and other Regional municipalities in the GTAA and not local area municipalities.

Financial comparisons between the Region of Peel and other GTA Regions can be found in the report of the Chief Administrative Officer dated February 25, 2000, titled "Building Tomorrow’s Government Together".

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

Councillor K. Mahoney presided.

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

General Services

HS1. Havenwood Place

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2000:

That funding be provided to the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre in the amount of $31,780 for the coordination of Havenwood Place for the period of April 1, 2000 to March 31, 2001, to be funded from the National Child Benefit (NCB) Fund.

Approved 2000-238

 

Children's Services

HS2. Behaviour Guidance Training Project

Received 2000-239

 

Ontario Works in Peel

HS3. National Child Benefit Reinvestment Strategy – 2000 Budget

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2000:

That Regional Council approve Peel’s 2000 reinvestment strategy for the National Child Benefit to agencies and services as presented in Appendix 1, totalling $1,500,000;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Social Services, titled "National Child Benefit Reinvestment Strategy – 2000 Budget", dated December 6, 1999, be sent to the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

Approved 2000-240

HS4. Ontario Works Proposed Intake Screening Units

Received 2000-241

 

HEALTH

Environmental Health

HS5. Update on Mould in Portable School Accommodation

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2000:

That the report of the Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health, dated February 14, 2000 titled "Update on Mould in Portable School Accommodation" be referred to the March 30, 2000 School Accommodation Task Force (SATF) for information.

Approved 2000-242

 

Sexual Health and Communicable Diseases

HS6. Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-82-2000:

That the Commissioner and Medical Officer of Health report further on Tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology and TB control measures in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2000-243

HS7. Immunization and Vaccine Management

Received 2000-244

 

Health Planning

HS8. Report on the Health Status of the Residents of Ontario

RECOMMENDATION GC-83-2000:

That the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) provide information on the prevention, detection and aetiology of breast and lung cancer together in the Region of Peel, with recommendations to promote awareness.

Approved 2000-245

 

Healthy Lifestyles

HS9. Breathing Space – Smoke-Free Homes Campaign

RECOMMENDATION GC-84-2000:

That the Commissioner of Health be authorized to execute an agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, whereby the Province will fund up to $1 million for a GTA-wide Smoke-Free Homes campaign in partnership with Durham, Toronto, York, Halton and Hamilton-Wentworth Health Departments.

Approved 2000-246

 

RECOMMENDATION GC-85-2000:

That the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) review and identify communication efforts aimed to facilitate a greater understanding of the legal implications of selling cigarettes to minors.

Approved 2000-247

 

COMMUNICATIONS

HS10. Vince Tedesco, Regional Director, Ministry of Community and Social Services regarding Framework for Child Care Services Planning

Received 2000-248

HS11. Kevin Constante, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Community and Social Services regarding the New Integrated Services for Children Services Division

Received 2000-249

HS12. Donna Northeast, Chair, William Osler Health Centre regarding the Status of Redevelopment for the Brampton Memorial Hospital Campus

Received 2000-250

Hs13. Appointment of Acting Medical Officers of Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-86-2000:

That the Medical Officers of Health and Associate Medical Officers of Health for the York Regional and City of Toronto Health Units, and the Medical Officer of Health for the Halton Regional Health Unit be appointed Acting Medical Officer of Health for the Peel Regional Health Unit for any period of time during which the Peel Medical Officer of Health and Associate Medical Officer of Health are both absent or unable to act.

Approved 2000-251

HS14. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair to the Honourable Elizabeth Witmer, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding Concerns about Peel Residents’ Access to Radiation Therapy

Received 2000-252

Additional Items

Food Safety Program in the Region of Peel (Oral)

Presentation by Dr. D. McKeown, Medical Officer of Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-87-2000:

That the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) provide regular reports on Peel’s enhanced Food Safety Program with emphasis on consumer information.

Approved 2000-253

 

Child Care Provider

RECOMMENDATION GC-88-2000:

That the Commissioner of Social Services review letters received from the private child care providers regarding their funding, as provided by Councillor Fennell, for appropriate action.

Approved 2000-254

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

Councillor M. Morrison presided.

 

Engineering and Construction

PW1. Watermain Servicing, Intracorp Development Limited – Country Club, Residences of Castlemore Subdivision, Projects 00-1130 and 01-1120 – City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-89-2000:

That 760 metres (2493 feet) of 500mm (20 inch) diameter watermain be constructed under Project 00-1130;

And further, that 447 metres (1466 feet) of 500mm (20 inch) diameter watermain be constructed under Project 01-1120;

And further, that the works be included in the servicing of the Country Club Residences of Castlemore Subdivision by Intracorp Developments Ltd. (T-98014B);

And further, that the Region of Peel finance construction of the 500mm (20 inch) watermain in the amount of $671,526.52 payable to Intracorp Developments Ltd.;

And further, that the necessary funds for the watermain installations be provided from Project 00-1130 and advance funding in the amount of $248,693 be allocated to Project 01-1120 to be financed by Development Charges.

Approved 2000-255

PW2. Construction of a 400mm Watermain on Second Line West from Donway Drive to Silverthorn Mill Avenue, Project 99-1240 – City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-90-2000:

That tender 2000-012T for the construction of a 400mm (16") watermain on Second Line West from Donway Drive to Silverthorn Mill Avenue, City of Mississauga, Ward 6, be awarded to FCM Construction Ltd., in the amount of $1,128,000 under Project 99-1240;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $495,300 be provided for Project 99-1240 from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0241);

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

Approved 2000-256

PW3. Region of Halton Request Provision of Water Service for Lands on the West Side of Ninth Line between Britannia Road and Lower Base Line - Town of Milton

RECOMMENDATION GC-91-2000:

That the Region of Peel enter into an agreement with the Region of Halton and property owners of Ninth Line, Hornby, Ontario, to provide municipal water service to house numbers 5768, 5644, 5578, 5476, 5400 and 5368 Ninth Line;

And further, that the property owners be responsible for all connection charges and legal disbursements, including a system "buy-in" charge equivalent to the water component of the Region of Peel’s residential Development Charge;

And further, that the Regional Municipality of Halton and the property owners be so advised;

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

Approved 2000-257

PW4. Airport Road Widening from North Park Drive to Bovaird Drive, Watermain on Bovaird Drive from Airport Road to Mountainash Road, Projects 98-4120 and 00-1140 – City of Brampton, Wards 10 and 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-92-2000:

That McCormick Rankin Corporation be retained to review and complete the detailed design, prepare tender documents and carry out contract administration and supervision for a) Airport Road widening, Phase 1 (from North Park Drive to Bovaird Drive), under Project 98-4120, and b) Watermain on Bovaird Drive from Airport Road to Mountainash Road, under Project 00-1140, at a combined estimated cost of $275,000 plus applicable taxes;

And further, that an amount of $255,000 plus taxes, be funded from Capital Budget Item 98-4120;

And further, that advance funding in the amount of $20,000 plus taxes be allocated to Project 00-1140 to be financed by Development Charges;

And further, that authority be given to the Regional CAO to retain McCormick Rankin Corporation as consultant of record for similar services during completion of Airport Road widening, Phase II (from Queen Street to North Park Drive), subject to satisfactory performance on Airport Road widening, Phase I, capital funding approval and negotiation of equitable terms and conditions;

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

Approved 2000-258

PW5. Audible Pedestrian Signals Use at Regional Intersections – City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-93-2000:

That Audible Pedestrian Signals be implemented at the intersection of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) and Morningstar Drive during the final stages of roadway construction under capital reconstruction Project #96-4160;

And further, that Section 5.1 of the Audible Pedestrian Signal policy be amended to authorize installations by Regional staff in conjunction with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, as set out in Appendix 2 of the Commissioner’s report dated February 3, 2000 titled "Audible Pedestrian Signals Use at Regional Intersections – City of Mississauga, Ward 5".

Approved 2000-259

PW6. Community Safety Zones in the Town of Caledon

RECOMMENDATION GC-94-2000:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 48-94 to provide for Community Safety Zones on Regional Roads;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 48-94 with respect to designating the following Community Safety Zones on Regional Roads in the Town of Caledon:

And further, that staff report back to General Committee during the summer of 2000 to provide an update of the results and effectiveness of the Community Safety Zones in the Town of Caledon on Regional roads, including statistics and feedback from the Ontario Provincial Police;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works review options that would draw the attention of motorists to the Community Safety Zone signs.

Approved 2000-260

PW7. Highway No. 9 Improvements Proposed by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, from Humber Station Road to Tottenham Road – Town of Caledon, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-95-2000:

That Regional Council endorse improvements proposed to be undertaken by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario in the Town of Caledon on Highway 9 from 0.3 km East of Humber Station Road easterly to 0.3 km West of Tottenham Road;

And further, that the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario be requested to enhance their design of Highway 9 as appropriate during the design process, to take into consideration the particulars of the proposed Palgrave Equestrian Centre;

And further, that a taper design at the Mount Hope Road and Highway 9 intersection be reviewed and discussed with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to safely allow for horse trailer movements.

Approved 2000-261

PW8. New Traffic Control Signal Installation, Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Douguy Boulevard – City of Mississauga, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-96-2000:

That traffic control signals be installed at the Britannia Road to Douguy Boulevard intersection under Project 00-4441, City of Mississauga, Ward 6;

And further, that funding in the amount of $95,000 be authorized for Project 00-4441 to be funded from the Traffic Signal Reserve R2251.

Approved 2000-262

PW9. Construction of a 400mm Watermain on an Easement from Argentia Road to Meadowpine Boulevard, East of Winston Churchill Boulevard, Project 99-1110 – City of Mississauga, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-97-2000:

That tender #2000-011T for the construction of a 400mm (16") watermain on an easement from Argentia Road to Meadowpine Boulevard east of Winston Churchill Boulevard, City of Mississauga, Ward 9, be awarded to Mardave Construction Ltd., in the amount of $536,000 (inclusive of all applicable taxes) under Project 99-1110;

And further, that additional funds in the amount of $222,000 be provided for the Project 99-1110 from the Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (R0241);

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

Approved 2000-263

 

Operations and Maintenance

PW10. Water Service Replacement Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-98-2000:

That residential homes with 12.5mm (1/2") water services or less, be provided with free replacement of the municipal side of the water service, provided they replace the private side at their own expense;

And further, that this program be based upon a first come first serve basis;

And further, that funding for this program be increased to $100,000 per year from $25,000 in the Low Flow Replacement Capital Project Item 00-1010, pending Budget approval;

And further, that the CAO is authorized to approve an increase to this program to a limit of $100,000, without further Council approval.

Approved 2000-264

PW11. Winter Maintenance Agreement, No Wing Zone – City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon

RECOMMENDATION GC-99-2000:

That The Corporation of the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga and the Town of Caledon assume primary responsibility for snow removal on Regional Roads where depending on accumulation resulting from Peel’s snow control program on the roadway, snow removal is required on certain sidewalks situated in commercial areas or areas where sidewalks are located too close to the travelled portion of the roadway;

And further, that the cost of such snow removal be shared on a 50/50 basis between the Area Municipality involved and the Regional Municipality of Peel;

And further, that funding has been provided in the 2000 Current Budget under the Roads Program, Winter Maintenance activity;

And further, that areas of conflict be reviewed annually and amended as agreed to by the Public Works Commissioners of Peel, Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga from time to time.

Approved 2000-265

 

Waste Management

PW12. Second Recycling Container

RECOMMENDATION GC-100-2000:

That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works dated February 22, 2000 titled "Second Recycling Container" be referred to Public Works staff.

Approved 2000-266

See also Resolutions 2000-220 and 2000-221

PW13. Minutes of the Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting held February 8, 2000

Moved by Councillor Saito,

Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the minutes of the February 8, 2000 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to note that due to the late notice of venue change, both Councillors Prentice and Saito were unable to attend, due to other municipal business.

Carried 2000-267

 

1. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest

  1. Approval of Agenda

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2000:

That the agenda for the February 8, 2000, Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2000-268

 

Item 4a. was dealt with.

  1. Status of the Caledon-Peel Stabilate Facility

Presentation by Scott Stewart, Director, Waste Management

Received 2000-269

The Director, Waste Management gave an overview of the outstanding issues at the Caledon-Peel Composting Plant.

Areas of concern included:

He identified that the problem was mainly with postproduction. He advised that an awareness of the dust problem was identified in September 1999 at which time HUWS Corporation was notified of the issue.

The Manager, Workplace Safety, Human Resources advised Committee members that health and safety issues were governed by the Health and Safety Act.

The Commissioner of Public Works advised that front end technology was fine. The trouble involved the back end technology of the contract. He added that the vendor should be responsible for safety issues.

Committee members were reminded that all health and safety requirements were outlined in the contract.

See also Resolution 2000-270

 

  1. Delegations
  1. Claude Boucher, HUWS Corporation regarding the Caledon-Peel Waste Processing Plant

Received 2000-270

Claude Boucher advised Committee members that the presentation made by Regional staff was not entirely factual. She stated that the main problem was the inaccessibility of Regional contingency funds. Claude Boucher advised that the makeshift bin was built as a temporary solution since proper equipment was not available for use. She also advised that the back end technology was a pilot, not proven technology was the front end technology. She stated that Regional staff was assured by HUWS Corporation staff that they were willing to operate the plant for the same price that the Region was paying for the incinerator, including all extras, estimated at $92. In addition, HUWS Corporation was willing to cover the capital and interest if the Region credited 35% of the tipping fee to HUWS.

See also Resolution 2000-269

 

  1. Waste Management Updates
  1. Status of the Caledon-Peel Stabilate Facility

Presentation by Scott Stewart, Director, Waste Management

This item was dealt earlier in the meeting.

b. Toronto Integrated Solid Waste Resource Management Update (TIRM)

Received 2000-271

c. Second Recycling Container

Received 2000-272

 

Additional Item

Three Bag Limit

RECOMMENDATION WM-4-2000:

The Director of Waste Management was requested to provide further information regarding timing of implementing the program and requested clarification on any exceptions to the bag limit rule;

And further, that staff report back to General Committee with the requested information.

Approved 2000-273

See also Resolution 2000-223

 

5. Communications

 

6. Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting

The next meeting date of the Waste Management Subcommittee is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 1:00 p.m., 5th Floor Boardroom.

 

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

 

Committee members were given a tour of the stabilate facility.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

PW14. Tony Clement, Minister of the Environment regarding Taste and Odour in Lake Ontario Drinking Water Supplies

Received 2000-274

 

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HOUSING AND PROPERTY

Councillor P. Mullin presided.

 

Housing

H1. Impact of Federal Taxes on Housing and Potential Changes to Promote Production of More Affordable Housing

RECOMMENDATION GC-101-2000:

That Regional Council support the view of the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association (GTHBA), that inequitable tax treatment is negatively impacting on the cost of new rental and ownership housing and impacting on those in the renovation sector that choose to operate "above ground";

And further, that Regional Council requests the federal government to immediately review federal taxation policy with the intent to encourage new private sector rental construction by reducing tax related impediments to producing rental housing supply, at a minimum creating equity between rental investment and comparable types of development or investments;

And further, that this report be forwarded to all area MPPs and MPs, the Federal Minister of Finance and the GTHBA.

Approved 2000-275

H2. Journal Article on Housing Issues

Received 2000-276

 

Property

H3. Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Lands South Side of County Court Boulevard – City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-102-2000:

  1. That the lands described as Part of Lot 14, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto) Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 6 on 43R-9124 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation;
  2. 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 including the execution of all Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.

    Approved 2000-277

    RECOMMENDATION GC-103-2000:

  3. That Regional Council as the approving authority pursuant to the Expropriations Act, dispense with the need to provide notice to the previous owners of the lands described as part of Lot 14, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto) Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 6 on 43R-9124, prior to conveyance to the Corporation of the City of Brampton;
  4. 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 including the execution of all Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.

    Approved 2000-278

    RECOMMENDATION GC-104-2000:

  5. That the lands described as Part of Lot 14, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto) Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Part 6 on 43R-9124 be conveyed gratuitously to the Corporation of the City of Brampton;

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 including the execution of all Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.

Approved 2000-279

 

COMMUNICATIONS

H4. Rob Sampson, MPP, Minister of Correctional Services regarding Inmate Discharge Planning

Received 2000-280

H5. Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Housing Update, Issue Number 11, February 2000

Received 2000-281

H6. Michael C. McEwen, Regional Director, Central-West Region, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care regarding the Mental Health Homeless Initiative

Received 2000-282

K. Ward, Commissioner of Housing & Property and General Manager of Peel Living provided Committee members with an oral update regarding the 2000 Federal Budget and how budget announcements affect housing in Peel.

Additional Item

2000 Current Budget

With respect to the 2000 Police budget that was dealt with by Regional Council on February 17, 2000, Councillor Robertson gave his regrets for not being able to attend that meeting due to other municipal business. He expressed concern that using this year’s Social Services budget position to subsidize the Peel Regional Police’s (PRP) budget was not sustainable.

Regional Chair Kolb responded that a report by the CAO of Peel Regional Police on their budgetary plan was expected to go before the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) on Friday, March 17, 2000, and following that, could be presented to Regional Council.

Councillor Mullin raised concern regarding PRP’s budget plans, should the current OMERS contribution "holiday" end in the near future. If this occurred, she indicated that the impact on the Police budget would be 1 million in 2003, and 2.1 million in 2004. She requested that the PRP address this matter when they report back to Regional Council on their business plan this year.

Councillor Mullin also inquired of the Regional Chair as to whether he was prepared to address the PPSB about requesting the Province to provide funding for new provincially mandated programs.

Regional Chair Kolb committed to bringing such a resolution before the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) and to reporting back to Regional Council on this issue, as Chair of the PPSB.

 

Staff Reports

  1. Mississauga Road from Highway 401 to Queen Street, Class Environmental Assessment, Project 00-4330 – City of Mississauga, Wards 6 and 9, and City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,

Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That iTrans Consulting Inc. be retained to complete the Class Environmental Assessment for Mississauga Road from Highway 401 to Queen Street for the estimated amount of $257,950 (plus applicable taxes) under Project 00-4330;

And further, that the Class Environmental Assessment Study for Mississauga Road be undertaken as two separate studies, Highway 401 to Highway 407 and Highway 407 to Queen Street to facilitate an accelerated construction schedule south of Highway 407;

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

Carried 2000-283

b. Adding Highway 7 from Highway 410 to Winston Churchill Boulevard to the Regional Road System – City of Brampton, Wards 1, 2, 5 and 6

    Moved by Councillor Palleschi,

    Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

    That staff be authorized to negotiate with the Ministry of Transportation for the assumption of Highway 7, between Highway 410 and Winston Churchill Boulevard;

    And further, that negotiations with the Ministry of Transportation include joint funding of the non-growth component of the improvements to Highway 7, between Highway 410 and Winston Churchill Boulevard;

    And further, that staff report to Regional Council with the results of the negotiations with the Ministry of Transportation including the specific impacts to the Development Charges By-law and the non-growth road capital reserve;

    And further, that any arrangement for the assumption of Highway 7, between Highway 410 and Winston Churchill Boulevard, be subject to the approval of Regional Council;

    And further, that the City of Brampton be forwarded a copy of this report.

    Carried 2000-284

     

    Moved by Councillor Robertson,

    Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

    That Public Works staff be requested to investigate whether any precedent exists regarding connecting road links whereby the provincial government incurs costs for part of the capital expansion and maintenance of the subject road, and the municipality is able to collect development charges that contribute to that road;

    And further, that staff develop a legal model to change provincial legislation with respect to allowing for such an arrangement.

    Carried 2000-285

c. Second Recycling Container

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2000-221

 

9. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Additional Item

a) Delegation of Mr. and Mrs. Burko - March 9, 2000

In response to the earlier delegation of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Burko, the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor advised Members of Council and the public that any inference made that staff had acted inappropriately in dealing with Mr. and Mrs. Burko was completely false. He stated that Marcia Wiggan, Senior Counsel, Real Estate and Commercial Law, had acted in a completely professional matter at all times, and that Regional staff had never done anything to prejudice Mr. and Mrs. Burkos' interests in any way. He added that this matter had been thoroughly investigated by Regional staff.

See also Resolution 2000-219

10. BY-LAWS

a) Regional

Three Readings

By-law 28-2000: To authorize Futureway Communications Inc. to construct and place its Telecommunications System in, under, and upon the highways, streets, bridges and other public places of the corporation and to authorize the Commissioner of Public Works to supervise and approve the construction.

By-law 29-2000: To provide for Community Safety Zones on Regional Roads, to designate six (6) Community Safety Zones in the Town of Caledon, 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 Palleschi,

Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, being By-laws 28-2000 and 29-2000, 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 2000-286

b) Area Municipal

City of Mississauga By-law 58-2000: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of through highways, stop signs, lane designation and maximum rate of speed in the City of Mississauga.

City of Mississauga By-law 59-2000: To amend By-law 444-79, as amended, for the regulation of through highways in the City of Mississauga.

Moved by Councillor Saito,

Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the City of Mississauga by-laws, being By-laws 58-2000 and 59-2000 listed on the Regional Council meeting agenda, be approved.

Carried 2000-287

 

  1. OTHER BUSINESS
  1. Proclamation – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, March 21, 2000, as requested by the Social Services department
  2. Moved by Councillor Saito,

    Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

    Whereas the Region of Peel is committed to the belief that equal opportunity and treatment should exist for all people;

    And whereas, every resident of the Region of Peel has the right to realize his or her potential, regardless of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, and live at all times in conditions of dignity, respect, and peace;

    And whereas, the General Assembly of the United Nations has designated March 21st as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination;

    And whereas, the elimination of racism and racial discrimination can be accomplished through understanding and respect for the dignity of all people, and is the social and moral responsibility of each person;

    Now therefore, be it resolved that March 21, 2000 be proclaimed as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

    Carried 2000-288

     

    Additional Items

  3. 9-1-1 Ad hoc Committee Membership
  4. Moved by Councillor Morrison,

    Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

    That Mayor Seglins be added to the membership of the ad hoc committee struck by Regional Council on February 17, 2000, to review the proposal of additional staffing positions to support 911 services in the Region of Peel;

    And further, that Resolution 2000-147-1 be so amended.

    Carried 2000-289

  5. Halton-Peel District Health Council (HPDHC)

Moved by Councillor Morrison,

Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the Regional Chair be requested to contact the Minister of Health regarding the lack of representation on the Halton-Peel District Health Council (HPDHC) due to the untimely processing of Orders-In-Council to appoint members to fill current vacancies;

And further, that the Regional Chair report back to Members of Council in this regard.

Carried 2000-290

 

  1. NOTICES OF MOTION
  2.  

  3. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Moved by Councillor Saito,

Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider the In Camera General Committee minutes of March 2, 2000 and Council reports relating to:

Carried 2000-291

 

F1. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,

Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the direction "In Camera" given to the Commissioner of Housing and Property be approved, and voted upon in accordance with Section 55(9) of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, 4c. M.45.

Carried 2000-292

F2. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

Moved by Councillor Saito,

Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the direction "In Camera" given to the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and the Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance be approved, and voted upon in accordance with Section 55(9) of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, 4c. M.45.

Carried 2000-293

c) The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

Moved by Councillor Saito,

Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the direction "In Camera" given to the Commissioner of Public Works be approved, and voted upon in accordance with Section 55(9) of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, 4c. M.45.

Carried 2000-294

 

Councillor Iannicca departed at 11:40 a.m.

Councillor Miles departed at 11:40 a.m.

 

Moved by Councillor Saito,

Seconded by Councillor Seglins;

That Council move out of In Camera.

Carried 2000-295

  1. BUSINESS ARISING FROM IN CAMERA MATTERS

GC-2000-4 - General Committee In Camera Minutes

F1. A proposed or pending acquisition of land for municipal purposes

RECOMMENDATION GC-105-2000:

That the Lease Amending Agreement between Irrevocable Holdings Limited, Riocan Holdings Inc. and Riocan (Heart Lake) Inc. as Landlord and the Regional Municipality of Peel as Tenant, for Units B3 and B4 at 180B Sandalwood Parkway, in the City of Brampton, as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property dated February 15, 2000, be approved;

And further, that sufficient funds for the lease costs are available within the Health Department Operating Budget and are to be charged to Account Number 23904 in Cost Centre HA00003;

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.

Approved 2000-296

See also Resolution 2000-292

F2. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2000-293

F3. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

RECOMMENDATION GC-107-2000:

Whereas Regional Council on September 16, 1999 directed by Resolution No. 1999-1142 that a credit be recognized under the Development Charges Act in favour of Minuk Developments Inc. in order to address a claim by Minuk Developments Inc. that it was entitled to exemption from the payment of development charges on certain lands which it owned within Registered Plan 43M-891 in the City of Brampton;

And whereas subsequent negotiations resulted in a resolution of the claims of Minuk Developments Inc. on the basis of recognition of the credit, the execution of Minutes of Settlement and a Release and the withdrawal by Minuk Developments Inc. of its appeal of the Region’s Development Charge By-law 68-1999 to the Ontario Municipal Board;

And whereas Council deems it appropriate to approve the transfer of a portion of the credit recognized from Minuk Developments Inc. to a purchaser of a portion of the subject lands within Registered Plan 43M-891;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Corporation agree to and Regional Council approve the transfer by Minuk Developments Inc. of a portion of a credit previously recognized by the Region of Peel under the Development Charges Act in the amount of $420,000 to L. Corso (Audia Court) Investments Limited for use in respect of the development of lands within Registered Plan 43M-891 described as part of Part 1 on Plan 43R-23114;

And further, that the Legal Services Division and the Region’s authorized signing officers be authorized to prepare and execute all documents necessary to effect the transfer.

Approved 2000-297

 

  1. Litigation or potential litigation, including a matter before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation
  2. Received 2000-298

  3. The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose
  4. Moved by Councillor Culham,

    Seconded by Councillor Gyles;

    That paragraph one of staff’s recommendation outlined in the In Camera report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor dated January 26, 2000, be postponed for consideration at the March 30, 2000 Regional Council meeting.

    Carried 2000-299

    Moved by Councillor Culham,

    Seconded by Councillor Gyles;

    That the construction of the passive gas barrier on the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site be approved in place of the requirement for foundation venting for those homes, which are immediately adjacent to the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site and that the cost of the installation for the barrier be borne by the developers of the adjacent lands.

    Carried 2000-300

  5. The receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2000-294

 

Additional Item

Moved by Councillor Morrison,

Seconded by Councillor Bissell;

That the Waste Management Subcommittee be permitted to meet In Camera when necessary to consider matters relating to the receiving of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose, as discussed by Regional Council on March 9, 2000.

Carried 2000-301

 

15. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Prentice,

Seconded by Councillor Sinclair;

That By-law 31-2000 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 9, 2000, 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 2000-302

Additional Item

Erin Mills Parkway and Thomas Street, City of Mississauga

Councillor Culham requested that Planning staff report to General Committee on the designation of Regional land at the southeast corner of Erin Mills Parkway and Thomas Street in the City of Mississauga.

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Councillor Sinclair,

Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That Regional Council now adjourn.

Carried 2000-303

 

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

 

 

Regional Clerk
Regional Chair