April 23, 2009 Regional Council Minutes
Page Content:
1. Prayer and Roll Call
2. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Delegations/Presentations
6. Communications
7. Reports
 
7.1a)
Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-4) meeting held on April 16, 2009
 
  Staff Reports
 
7.2a)
Emergency Preparedness Week - May 3 to May 9, 2009
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
 
11.1a)
In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-4) meeting held on April 16, 2009
 
Staff Reports
 
11.2a)
Proposed Litigation (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board)
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 23, 2009

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


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Iannicca recited the prayer.

Members:

E. Adams* ; G. Carlson; C. Corbasson; G. Gibson; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; C. Parrish; R. Paterak; M. Prentice; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; A. Thompson; R. Whitehead

Members Absent:

F. Dale, due to other municipal business; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; A. Groves, due to other municipal business; S. McFadden, due to vacation

Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services;
D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; N. Trim, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; K. Ward, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; P. O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director of Legal Services and Risk Management; J. Payne, Deputy Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist

 

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) April 2, 2009 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on April 2, 2009 be approved.

Carried 2009-374


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the agenda for the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an item of communication from the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Secretariat advising of the adjustments made to the On-Line Application Guide for the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund in Ontario, to be dealt with under Communications – Item 6.c);

And further, that the agenda for the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an item of communication from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announcing the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program, to be dealt with under Communications – Item 6.d);

And further, that the agenda for the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a motion from Councillor Paterak regarding Knox United Church, Ward 1, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 9.a);

And further, that the agenda for the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an oral update from the Acting Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services regarding Federal Infrastructure Funding, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 9.b);

And further, that the agenda for the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a motion from Councillor Morrison regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 21 (ROPA 21), to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 9.c);

And further, that the agenda for the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2009-375

See also Resolutions 2009-380, 2009-381 and 2009-459 to 2009-462 inclusive


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Josephine Bau, Member, Peel Children’s Charter of Rights Committee and Tanya Eimantas, Nonit Dhaliwal and Anu Missar, ErinoakKids, Presenting the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights, The Right to Equal Access

Received 2009-376

Councillor Adams arrived at 10:59 a.m.

Josephine Bau, Member, Peel Children’s Charter of Rights Committee, stated that every child has the right to have special care and training regardless of their skin colour or race or if they have an illness or disability.

Tanya Eiamantas, Professional Practice Leader, ErinoakKids, stated that the basic elements of access allow everyone the opportunity for mobility, participation and communication. These three elements of access give people the freedom to come and go, do what you want to do, where you want to do it, say what you want to say and to whom you want to say it and, do it safely.

Anu Missar, a student at York University, stated that in order to participate in her community, she requires reliable transportation services. Public transportation is often a challenge as not all city buses are accessible, therefore Anu must rely on TransHelp and accessible taxi services. Anu Missar stated that TransHelp requires clients to book trips days in advance which limits spontaneity and the ability to change plans and that an accessible taxi charges fees that are higher than standard taxi rates.

Nonit Dhaliwal reported on the challenges he faces with TransHelp transportation services. Nonit Dhaliwal stated that he does not have the flexibility most people take for granted when arranging transportation. TransHelp services require planning days ahead of time for trips and in some cases the service has left him stranded. He recounted the challenges he had attending school field trips. Many of the field trip locations were not accessible and school buses were also not equipped to transport wheelchairs. Nonit Dhaliwal stated that everyone should have the equal right to access.

Councillor Saito thanked the delegation for their presentation and reported that the City of Mississauga is moving to ensure all buses are accessible and increasing accessible public transit routes. She stated that all new Mississauga buses are accessible to everyone and that the goal of the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel is to make all public areas accessible.

Councillor Mahoney expressed concern that in the presentation, Tanya Eiamantas stated that 80 per cent of disabled people have been sexually assaulted and asked for the source of that statistic.

Tanya Eiamantas undertook to provide Regional Councillors with additional information on that figure.

Councillor Mahoney stated that it was her understanding that accessible taxi charges were equal to those of standard taxi services and requested further details on the matter.

Anu Missar undertook to provide Councillor Mahoney with further information.

b) Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning, Regarding Metrolinx/GO Transit Plans for the Georgetown Corridor, Including the Provision for an Air Rail Link

Received 2009-377

Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning provided responses to staff and questions raised at previous meetings of Regional Council with respect to the Georgetown South Service Expansion and Union-Pearson Rail Link.

In response to a request from Regional Council at the March 5, 2009 Regional Council meeting, Tom AppaRao advised that the total future cost impact to taxpayers for the planned Georgetown South Service expansion will be determined after the Transit Project Assessment process is completed. He advised that the current cost sharing formula requires Peel to fund 16.5 per cent of the one-third municipal portion of GO Transit capital costs. He noted that Regional Council has supported funding of GO Transit capital costs exclusively through development charges. The costs for the Union-Pearson Rail Link will be borne entirely by SNC Lavalin.

Tom AppaRao noted that at the April 2, 2009 Regional Council meeting, the delegation by the Chair of the Weston Community Coalition requested that the Region of Peel take an interest in the Union-Pearson Rail Link service. Tom AppaRao stated that staff will actively participate in the project and the Transit Project Assessment process and will provide timely inputs expressing the interests of Peel Region. Staff will report to Regional Council on key milestones. The Weston Community Coalition delegation further requested that the Region of Peel take an interest in making the rail service electric and Tom AppaRao confirmed that staff will discuss this issue with Metrolinx and GO Transit.

Tom AppaRao noted that the Weston Community Coalition urged the Region of Peel to demand that the air rail link service serve people west of Pearson International Airport (PIA) with a direct link to PIA and advised that a new station is proposed at Woodbine which would provide Peel residents with improved transit access to the airport.

Tom AppaRao stated that staff will continue to emphasize the need to protect the GO Rail Station site west of Bolton noting that GO Transit is conducting a feasibility study that will assess potential station sites, including one suggested by the Region. Staff will report to Regional Council once the feasibility study is completed.

Councillor McCallion noted that in light of recent changes to the legislation governing Metrolinx, the Region should be discussing with Metrolinx the funding formula for GO Transit and stated that in her opinion, the Region of Peel should be exempt from funding GO Transit capital costs.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that he has been involved in discussions with other Regional Chairs with respect to the funding of GO Transit capital costs.

Councillor Morrison inquired why residents of Peel would travel to Woodbine Centre to get to the airport and suggested that GO Transit be advised that such a location would be of no benefit to the Region of Peel.

Councillor Adams concurred that the Woodbine Centre is in the City of Toronto, not the Region of Peel and that, in her opinion, a station is required in Malton. Councillor Adams suggested that the air rail link be extended to Renforth Drive at the south side of the airport to connect with the Bus Rapid Transit line currently being planned.

Councillor Whitehead suggested that GO Transit should immediately engage the Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon in the early stages of looking for an alternative site in Bolton and indicated that the potential road connections to the station need to be considered.

Regional Council recessed at 11:48 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:52 p.m.

  Members:

E. Adams; G. Carlson; G. Gibson; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb;K. Mahoney; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin;P. Palleschi; C. Parrish; R. Paterak; M. Prentice; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; A. Thompson; R. Whitehead

     
  Members Absent:

C. Corbasson, due to a personal matter; F. Dale, due to other municipal business; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; A. Groves, due to other municipal business; H. McCallion;
S. McFadden, due to vacation


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Patricia Mullin, Regional Councillor, City of Mississauga, Ward 2, Letter dated March 26, 2009, from a Citizen Regarding a Plea for Legislation to Protect Residents (Especially Children) from the Health (and Fire) Hazard of Second-Hand Smoke Originating in Adjacent or Nearby Units of Condominiums, Multi-Unit Homes, Attached and Semi-Detached Dwellings and Apartments

Referred to Health Services 2009-378

b) Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 15, 2009, Advising that Canada and Ontario have announced the Opening of “Intake 2” of the Communities Component of the Canada Building Fund (CBF) and the launched of the Application Process for the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund

Carried 2009-379

Additional Items – Items 6.c) and 6.d):

c) Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Secretariat, Notice dated April 20, 2009, Advising of the Adjustments Made to the On-line Application Guide for the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund in Ontario

Received 2009-380

See also Resolution 2009-375

d) Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated April 20, 2009, Announcing the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Municipal Infrastructure Lending Program (Receipt recommended)

Received 2009-381

See also Resolution 2009-375


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-4) meeting held on April 16, 2009

A motion was placed and voted upon with respect to Recommendation GC-49-2009 contained in the report of the April 16, 2009 General Committee meeting.

Appointment of Membership to the Goods Movement Task Force

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That Regional Chair Kolb (ex officio), Councillors Adams, Sprovieri and Thompson be appointed to the Goods Movement Task Force for a term ending November 30, 2010 or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that Councillor Whitehead be appointed as alternate to Regional Chair Kolb;

And further, that Councillor Carlson be appointed as alternate to Councillor Adams;

And further, that Councillor Sanderson be appointed as alternate to Councillor Sprovieri;

And further, that Councillor Groves be appointed as alternate to Councillor Thompson.

Carried 2009-382

See also Resolutions 2009-384 and 2009-438

Councillor Prentice requested an amendment to Item D5 contained in the report of the April 16, 2009 General Committee meeting.

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-4) meeting held on April 16, 2009, be amended to change the verbiage related to Item D5 by replacing the term “affordable housing” with the term “assisted housing”;

And further, that the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-4) meeting held on April 16, 2009, be approved, as amended.

Carried 2009-383


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
– Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-35-2009:

That the agenda for the April 16, 2009, General Committee meeting be amended to include a presentation regarding a Peel Goods Movement Task Force, to be dealt with under Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning - Item ETP-D5;

And further, that the agenda for the April 16, 2009, General Committee meeting be amended to include an additional item regarding the banning of handguns in the Province of Ontario, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item F1;

And further, that the agenda for the April 16, 2009, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-384

See also Resolutions 2009-438 and 2009-455


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Lola Vaz-Rafearo, Senior Project Engineer, Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), and Michael Chiu, Consultant Project Manager, McCormick Rankin Corporation, Providing an Overview of the Progress of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Highway 427 Transportation Corridor in Advance of the Public Information Centres Scheduled for April, 2009

Received 2009-385

D2. Sharon Floyd, Manager of Community and Program Services, Interim Place, Presenting a Citizen Proclamation with Respect to the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Referred to Human Services 2009-386

D3. Nick Acocella, Greg Pannia and John Folino, Coalition of Concerned Residents and Businesses of Bolton (CCRB), Regarding Population Allocation and its Impact on Bolton Businesses

Received 2009-387

D4. William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee; Richard Ngun, Project Manager, Real Property Asset Management, and Drew Goursky, Manager, Housing Initiatives, Presenting the Universal Design Standard for New Region of Peel Affordable Housing Projects and an Update on the Chapel View Project, City of Brampton

Received 2009-388

D5. Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy & Research and Christine Pacini, Principal, SHS Consulting, Presenting Information on Regional Official Plan Amendment 23, the Regional Housing Strategy

Received 2009-389

D6. Rob Harrison, Vice President, Valleywood Resident Association, Providing Evidence of Highway 410 Phase III Design Safety Concerns which may have an Influence on the Rockfort Quarry Application

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2009-390


6. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-A1. 2009 Multinational Corporate Child Care in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-36-2009:

That new and expansion to current fee subsidy purchase of service agreements be restricted to the non-profit child care service providers;

And further, that for-profit child care providers that have a fee subsidy purchase of service agreement with the Region of Peel as of December 31, 2007 be ‘grand parented’ by the Region.

Approved 2009-391

2009-391 AMENDED BY 2014-531
2009-391 REPEALED BY 2015-518

HS-A2. Enhancing Quality Child Care in Peel

Received 2009-392


HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Rental Market Conditions in Peel, 2008

Received 2009-393


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated March 2009, Providing Information on the Lincoln M. Alexander Award 2009 and Requesting that the Region of Peel Support the Program by Nominating Young Ontarians Believed to be Deserving of Recognition

Received 2009-394

HS-C2. Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated March 2, 2009, Confirming the Award of a Grant in the amount of $20,000 to the Region of Peel as Part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online Program Marketing Initiative 2008-2009

Received 2009-395

HS-C3. Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated March 18, 2009, in Response to a Letter from Keith Ward, Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living, Regarding an Extension of the Deadline for the Home Ownership Component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP)

Received 2009-396

HS-C4. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 20, 2009, Reporting that the Province has Announced Poverty Reduction Measures by Providing New Housing Funding and Increasing the Provincially Funded Ontario Child Benefit

Received 2009-397


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Proposed Road Closure and Transfer of Easements, Future Carpool and Transit Lot at the Southwest Corner of Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) and Regional Road 50 (Highway 50), Capital Project 01-4007 - Town of Caledon, Ward 5 and City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-37-2009:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion) and Part of the Road Allowance between the Township of Albion and the Township of Toronto Gore, Town of Caledon and Part of Broken Lot 17, Concession 12, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore) and Part of the Road Allowance between the Township of Albion and the Township of Toronto Gore, City of Brampton, all in the Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 on Reference Plan 43R-32648 be stopped up, closed and deprived of its character as public highway or street;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment;

And further, that the notice of the proposed by-law be advertised in accordance with Regional Policy.

Approved 2009-398

See also Resolutions 2009-399 to 2009-401 inclusive and 2009-458

RECOMMENDATION GC-38-2009:

That permanent easement interests in the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion) and Part of Broken Lot 17, Concession 12, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), all in the Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13 and 25 on Reference Plan 43R-32648 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2009-399

See also Resolutions 2009-398, 2009-400 and 2009-401

RECOMMENDATION GC-39-2009:

That a permanent easement interest be transferred gratuitously to Hydro One Networks Inc. for the purpose of entering onto, operating and maintaining hydro poles, anchors and overhead electric wires on and over the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 and 13 on Reference Plan 43R-32648.

Approved 2009-400

See also Resolutions 2009-398, 2009-399 and 2009-401

RECOMMENDATION GC-40-2009:

That a permanent easement interest be transferred gratuitously to Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. for the purpose of entering onto, operating and maintaining a gas pipeline in the lands described as Part of Broken Lot 17, Concession 12, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 25 on Reference Plan 43R-32648.

Approved 2009-401

See also Resolutions 2009-398 to 2009-400 inclusive


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2009-3) meeting held on March 24, 2009

1. CALL TO ORDER

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with section III-4(g) of the Region of Peel Procedural By-law 57-2006, the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) received information.

Items 4a, 4b and 4c were dealt with.

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Business Takes Action, February 2009 Newsletter

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-405

b. Disability News Asia, Article titled “Emoti-chair Allows Deaf People to Experience Music through Vibrations”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-406

c. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, Letter addressed to Accessibility Advisory Committee Members, Providing an Update on the Accessibility Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-407

A quorum of voting members was achieved.

Item 5a was dealt with.

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. John Austin, Manager, Workplace Health and Safety, and Anubha Mehta, Specialist, Diversity, Employee and Business Services, Region of Peel, Providing an Overview on the Strategy and Communication Plans for the Diversity Network to Regional Staff and Other Stakeholders

Received 2009-402

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2009:

That the minutes of the February 24, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-403

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-9-2009:

That the agenda for the March 24, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from the Toronto Star titled “Toronto’s Diversity Not as Perfect as We Think”, to be dealt with under Communication Items - Item 4d;

And further, that the agenda for the March 24, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include an update from Harvinder Bajwa on the 2009 Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Event, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the March 24, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-404

See also Resolutions 2009-408 and 2009-415

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Business Takes Action, February 2009 Newsletter

Received 2009-405

b. Disability News Asia, Article titled “Emoti-chair Allows Deaf People to Experience Music through Vibrations”

Received 2009-406

c. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, Letter addressed to Accessibility Advisory Committee Members, Providing an Update on the Accessibility Standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005

Received 2009-407

Additional Item – Item 4d:

d. Toronto Star, Article dated March 12, 2009, titled “Toronto’s Diversity Not as Perfect as We Think”

Received 2009-408

See also Resolution 2009-404

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. John Austin, Manager, Workplace Health and Safety, and Anubha Mehta, Specialist, Diversity, Employee and Business Services, Region of Peel, Providing an Overview on the Strategy and Communication Plans for the Diversity Network to Regional Staff and Other Stakeholders

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-402

b. Janet Menard, Executive Director, Human Services, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on Social Housing Conditions in the Region of Peel

Received 2009-409

c. Lisa Jones, Transportation Accessibility Specialist, and Melanie Stone, Transportation Resource Coordinator, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Region of Peel, Accessible Transportation Coordination Office Project Status Update

Received 2009-410

d. Kristina Liivoja Hatton, Coordinator, Peel Children’s Water Festival, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Region of Peel, Providing Information on the 2009 Peel Children’s Water Festival

Received 2009-411

6. REPORTS

  a. Monthly Activity Report - March 2009 (Oral)
      Update Provided by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2009-412

  b. Employment Accessibility Standards Development Committee Update (Oral)
      Update Provided by Naz Husain, Vice-Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

Received 2009-413

c. Accessible Transportation Standards Development Committee (Oral)

Deferred to the April 21, 2009 AAC meeting 2009-414

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

  a. 2009 Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Event (Oral)
      Update Provided by Harvinder Bajwa, Member, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

Received 2009-415

See also Resolution 2009-404

MA-B2. Internal Audit Awareness Day – May 7, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-41-2009:

Whereas, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with approximately 160,000 members representing 165 countries around the globe;

And whereas, the IIA is the recognized authority, principal educator and acknowledged leader in the Internal Audit profession worldwide;

And whereas, the IIA has declared the month of May as International Internal Audit Awareness Month;

And whereas, Internal Audit assists Audit Subcommittee in ensuring that the Region is operating in a fiscally responsible and accountable manner and also provides assurance that programs are working effectively and are being delivered efficiently;

Therefore be it resolved, that May 7, 2009 be proclaimed “Internal Audit Awareness Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-416


MA-C. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-C1. Proposed Future Direction of the Government Relations Committee

Referred to the Government Relations Committee 2009-417


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Coralia Bulhoes, Director, Finance and Administration and Chief Elections Officer, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Memo dated February 19, 2009, Regarding a Consent Form for Members Interested in Running for a Position to the FCM National Board

Received 2009-418

MA-D2. Bill Manderson, President, Riverbend Legal Group and Smelly-Welly.com, Letter dated March 20, 2009, Calling for Regional Council to Support his Request for Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) to Conduct a Forensic Audit for Implementation Against the Corporation for the Township of Puslinch and the Corporation for the County of Wellington

Received 2009-419

MA-D3. John Mohle, Wellington Construction Inc., Email dated March 26, 2009, Requesting a Written Response from Regional Council, Regarding Concerns of the Region of Peel Purchasing Policy

Referred to Employee and Business Services 2009-420

MA-D4. James M. Flaherty, Minister of Finance, Letter dated March 31, 2009, Responding to a Correspondence from Regional Chair Kolb Regarding the 2009 Budget

Received 2009-421

MA-D5. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board (PPSB), Letter dated April 1, 2009, Providing a Copy of a Report titled “2008 External Funding Assistance – Public Police Programs”

Received 2009-422

MA-D6. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated April 3, 2009, Advising that George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure has Extended the Deadline for Public Sector Regulated Price Plan Eligibility to November 1, 2009

Received 2009-423

MA-D7. Letter and Backgrounder: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Government of Canada, dated April 3, 2009, Providing an Update to Municipal Governments on the Development and Implementation of New Federal Infrastructure Programs from John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Jean Perrault, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Received 2009-424

MA-D8. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Calling for Submissions for the 2009 Peter J. Marshall Municipal Innovation Awards

Received 2009-425


ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

ETP-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

ETP-A1. Provincial Ban on Cosmetic Pesticide Use

Received 2009-426

ETP-A2. Municipally Treated Water Versus Bottled Water

RECOMMENDATION GC-42-2009:

That the Medical Officer of Health, Commissioner of Health Services and Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services be directed to promote drinking municipally treated tap water as a healthy alternative to other beverages in the market place;

And further, that the proposed directions contained in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health dated March 4, 2009, titled “Municipally Treated Water Versus Bottled Water”, be endorsed.

Approved 2009-427


ETP-B. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-B1. Construction of 400mm Watermain on McLaughlin Road between Regional Road 6 (Queen Street West) and Holtby Avenue, Capital Project 08-1375, Document 2009-116T – City of Brampton, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-43-2009:

That the contract (Document 2009-116T) for the construction of a 400mm watermain on McLaughlin Road between Regional Road 6 (Queen Street West) and Holtby Avenue be awarded to Dom Meridian in the estimated amount of $1,605,403 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 08-1375, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that additional funds of $856,000 be provided to Capital Project 08-1375, financed from Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve, R0241.

Approved 2009-428

ETP-B2. York-Peel Water Supply and Woodbridge Area Sewage Servicing Agreements, Capital Projects 04-1205, 04-1999 and 14-1999

Deferred to the May 7, 2009 General Committee meeting for a staff presentation 2009-429

ETP-B3. Greenpath Inc. – Processed Bottom Ash Supply Agreement

RECOMMENDATION GC-44-2009:

That the Region of Peel enter into a directly negotiated agreement with Greenpath Inc. for the supply of processed bottom ash for beneficial usage for a term to commence upon the execution of a final agreement between the parties and ending April 2012, at an estimated cost to the Region of Peel of approximately $4.35 million (excluding applicable taxes), pursuant in accordance with the Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services be delegated authority to exercise any extension options provided for in the agreement, as the Commissioner deems appropriate;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase the quantities where actual tonnages differ from estimates, to the limit of the approved budget;

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

Approved 2009-430


ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C1. Posted Speed Limit Reduction Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) from McLaughlin Road to Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) – City of Mississauga, Ward 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-45-2009:

That the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) be reduced from 80 km/h to 70 km/h from McLaughlin Road to Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that the necessary by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 be presented to Regional Council for enactment;

And further, that the Peel Regional Police be so advised.

Approved 2009-431

See also Resolution 2009-458

ETP-C2. Northbound Dual Left Turn Lane Designation, Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) at Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard, Removal of a Southbound Dual Left Turn Lane Designation, Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) at Driver Road – City of Brampton, Wards 3, 8 and 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-46-2009:

That the northbound through lane, the second lane from centre median, be designated as a shared north to west left turn and northbound through lane at the intersection of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) at Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that the southbound dual left turn lane designation at the intersection of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) at Driver Road in the City of Brampton be removed from the Region’s Traffic By-law 57-2005;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment;

And further, that the Peel Regional Police be so advised.

Approved 2009-432

See also Resolution 2009-458


ETP-D. PLANNING

ETP-D1. Rezoning Application File Number RZ-09-6W12-2B of Brampton Brick to Develop a Shale Quarry (Norval Quarry), City of Brampton, Ward 6

Received 2009-433

See also Resolution 2009-440

ETP-D2. GTA West Corridor Task Force

RECOMMENDATION GC-47-2009:

That a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor Task Force be established with representation from the Regional Municipalities of Peel, Halton and York, Wellington County and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to help expedite the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment process; help identify critical issues, constraints and pinch points for the corridor; address municipal planning issues associated with the project; and work with the Province towards streamlining and shortening the Environmental Assessment process for Provincial transportation corridors;

And further, that the membership of the GTA West Corridor Task Force include at least one Councillor from each of the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon;

And further, that the Regional Chair and/or Warden of member municipalities be ex-officio members of the GTA West Corridor Task Force;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services dated March 18, 2009 titled “GTA West Corridor Task Force” be forwarded to the Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Ontario Minister of the Environment, the Regional Municipalities of Halton and York, Wellington County, Town of Caledon, the City of Brampton and the City of Mississauga for information.

Approved 2009-434

See also Resolution 2009-435

RECOMMENDATION GC-48-2009:

That Regional Chair Kolb (ex officio), Councillor Sprovieri and Councillor Whitehead be appointed to the Greater Toronto Area West (GTA-W) Corridor Task Force for a term ending November 30, 2010 or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that Councillor Morrison be appointed as alternate to Regional Chair Kolb;

And further, that Councillor Thompson be appointed as alternate to Councillor Whitehead;

And further, that Councillor Fennell be appointed as alternate to Councillor Sprovieri.

Approved 2009-435

See also Resolution 2009-434

ETP-D3. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2009-1) meeting held on April 2, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-1-2009:

That the agenda for the April 2, 2009 Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-436

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Don Prince, Director of Land Securement, Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust In Support of the Greenlands Securement Project – 2009 Project Proposals

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-468

  ETP-D4. Peel Regional Official Plan Review Status Update (Oral)
      Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research and Naheeda Jamal, Principal Planner, Urban Policy

Withdrawn 2009-437

Additional Item – Item ETP-D5:

  ETP-D5. Peel Goods Movement Task Force (Oral)
      Presentation by Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning and Murray McLeod, Manager, Transportation Planning

RECOMMENDATION GC-49-2009:

That the presentation by Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning and Murray McLeod, Manager, Transportation Planning regarding a Peel Goods Movement Task Force be received;

And further, that the appointment of members to the Peel Goods Movement Task Force be referred to the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2009-438

See also Resolutions 2009-375 and 2009-382


ETP-E. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-E1. Don Lobb, Professional Agrologist, Letter dated March 9, 2009, Regarding the Region of Peel, Peel-Caledon Significant Woodlands and Significant Wildlife Habitat Study that was Prepared for the Peel Region Official Plan Review

Referred to the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group and 2009-439
Environment, Transportation and Planning Services

ETP-E2. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 13, 2009, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Resolution and Report titled “Norval Quarry Rezoning Application and Establishment of a Brampton Aggregate Review Committee – North West Brampton – Old Pine Crest Road and Winston Churchill Boulevard – Ward 6”

Received 2009-440

See also Resolution 2009-433

ETP-E3. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 13, 2009 Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Resolution and Report titled “Fletchers Creek Trail – Region of Peel: Class Environmental Assessment – Fletchers Creek Trunk Sewer between Queen Street and Steeles Avenue – Ward 4”

Received 2009-441

ETP-E4. Rob MacIsaac, Chair, Metrolinx, Letter dated March 13, 2009 Providing a Copy of the Regional Transportation Plan titled “The Big Move: Transforming Transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)”

Received 2009-442

ETP-E5. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 17, 2009, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Resolution and Report titled “City of Brampton Comments on the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 20 (ROPA 20) Policies for Sustainability and Energy”

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2009-443

ETP-E6. Association of Municipalities of Ontario, dated March 17, 2009 Advising that the Federal Government is Moving Forward with a Two-Year Rule Change for Environmental Assessments (EA) for Projects that have Completed Provincial and Municipal Environmental Approvals

Received 2009-444

ETP-E7. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 17, 2009, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Resolution and Report titled “Natural System and Conservation Policy Review Discussion Paper (Part of Brampton’s Response to the Growth Plan)

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2009-445

ETP-E8. Association of Municipalities of Ontario, dated March 26, 2009 Inviting Municipal Representatives to Attend a Meeting and Provide Feedback on the Draft Vision, Goals and Strategies for the Great Lakes

Received 2009-446

ETP-E9. Piero Carbone, Garden Foods, Letter dated March 31, 2009 Expressing Concern with the Growth of Commercial Retail Development in Comparison to that of Residential Growth

Received 2009-447


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. Peel Children’s Water Festival 2009

Received 2009-448

HE-A2. Provincial Roots of Youth Violence Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-50-2009:

That the Provincial Report of the Review of the Roots of Youth Violence be endorsed;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Honorable Deb Matthews, Minister of Children and Youth Services, supporting Ontario’s “Review of the Roots of Youth Violence and ask that the Province of Ontario move quickly to implement and provide funding for the 12 Structural Recommendations presented in this report i.e. Report Recommendations numbered 1 to 12.

Implementation of these Structural Recommendations will:

  • Ensure that a youth policy framework and governance structure are put into place to align government ministries and to support an effective collaborative approach between government (all levels) and communities in addressing the root causes of youth violence;
  • Establish the infrastructure and mandate needed to carry out the remaining eighteen recommendations of the report; and
  • Effectively support the four recommendations presented by the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network to the provincial Roots of Youth Violence Prevention Committee for specific action in the Region of Peel; those being:
    • Keeping our public buildings and schools open after hours;
    • Sustainable funding for youth programs and community groups;
    • Development of a seamless support for children of all, ages and;
    • Shared advocacy for youth safety.

Approved 2009-449


HE-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HE-B1. Recognizing Canada Health Day, Nursing Week and Paramedic Week in the Region of Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-51-2009:

Whereas, the Canadian Public Health Association and the Canadian Healthcare Association designated May 12 as Canada Health Day in 1981;

And whereas, hundreds of health facilities and agencies, community health organizations and public health units across Canada celebrate Canada Health Day every year;

And whereas, the Region of Peel currently employees over 2,300 staff, who provide a wide range of health and emergency services that benefit over 1.2 million residents of Peel, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week;

And whereas, Peel Health Services staff in Long Term Care, Paramedic Services, Public Health and Internal Support Services are dedicated to preventing diseases and injuries, promoting health, saving lives and improving the quality of life in our communities;

Therefore be it resolved, that May 12, 2009 be proclaimed "Canada Health Day" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-450

RECOMMENDATION GC-52-2009:

Whereas, National Nursing Week is sponsored by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and is celebrated every year to coincide with Florence Nightingale’s birthday;

And whereas, National Nursing week is a time to celebrate nurses, the history of their profession and where they see the future of nursing going;

And whereas, nurses are the largest group of health-care providers in Canada, representing more than one-third of the health-care workforce;

And whereas, at the Region there are nurses working in long term care centres providing direct client care daily; in public health preventing illness and promoting health for residents of all ages; and in human resources contributing to a healthy work environment;

And whereas, nurses demonstrate excellence and innovation in public health while striving to improve the health of our community;

Therefore be it resolved, that May 11 to 17, 2009 be proclaimed “Nursing Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-451

RECOMMENDATION GC-53-2009:

Whereas, each year Peel Regional Paramedic Services responds to over 80,000 emergency calls for assistance;

And whereas, the Paramedics of Peel Regional Paramedic Services are ready to provide life saving care to those in need twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week;

And whereas, access to quality pre-hospital emergency medical care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury;

And whereas, Paramedics, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing medical education to enhance their life saving skills and abilities;

And whereas, Paramedics often find themselves in dangerous and traumatic situations requiring urgent critical decisions;

And whereas, Paramedics provide a vital, valuable pre-hospital emergency medical service to the residents of Peel;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 17 to 23, 2009 be proclaimed "Paramedic Week" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-452


HE-C. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-C1. Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Plan

Received 2009-453


HE-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-D1. David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter to Regional Chair Kolb dated March 19, 2009, Expressing Appreciation for the Region of Peel’s Continuing Effort and Co-operation in Working with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to Improve Ontario’s Health Care System and Announcing that the Ministry is Providing a One-time Funding of up to $416,667 to Negotiate Agreements for Dedicated Nurses to Receive Ambulance Patients at Locally Selected Hospitals for the Fiscal Year 2009/2010

Received 2009-454


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item F1:

F1. Banning of Hand Guns in the Province of Ontario (Oral)

Received 2009-455

See also Resolution 2009-375


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-54-2009:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1, G2 and G3, be forwarded to the April 23, 2009 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2009-456

See also Resolutions 2009-465 to 2009-469 inclusive

2. Staff Reports

a) Emergency Preparedness Week - May 3 to May 9, 2009

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

Whereas, each year thousands of Canadians are affected by emergencies;

And whereas, these situations have abnormal impact on life, health and property;

And whereas, people are often not adequately prepared for such events;

And whereas, the Region of Peel and its area municipalities have established emergency management programs in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act to plan for, mitigate, respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters that may affect the safety and well-being of the residents of the Region of Peel;

And whereas, a vital part of an emergency management program is to inform and educate the public about emergencies and how to prepare for them;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 3 to 9, 2009 be proclaimed “Emergency Preparedness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-457


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 40-2009: A by-law to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 5 (Derry Road West) from 80 km/h to 70 km/h from McLaughlin Road to Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 41-2009: A by-law to stop-up, close, and deprive of its character as part of the public highway those lands described as Part of Lots 1, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion) and Part of the Road Allowance between the Township of Albion and the Township of Toronto Gore, Town of Caledon and Part of Broken Lot 17, Concession 12, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore) and Part of the Road Allowance between the Township of Albion and the Township of Toronto Gore, City of Brampton, all in the Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 on Reference Plan 43R-32648 known as Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road).

By-law 42-2009: A by-law to designate a shared north to west left turn and northbound through lane, at the intersection of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) at Rutherford Road/First Gulf Boulevard and to repeal the by-law by removing south to east dual left turn lanes designation at the intersection of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) at Driver Road and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
40-2009 to 42-2009 inclusive, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Deputy Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2009-458

See also Resolutions 2009-398, 2009-431 and 2009-432


9. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items – Items 9.a) to 9.c) inclusive:

a) Motion Regarding Knox United Church

Councillor Paterak placed a motion to amend Resolution 2008-1147 from the October 9, 2008 Regional Council meeting.

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That Resolution 2008-1147, with respect to the Knox United Church from the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 9, 2008 be amended.

Carried by a two-thirds majority vote 2009-459

See also Resolutions 2009-375 and 2009-460

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

Whereas Knox United Church, located on Charleston Sideroad (Regional Road 24) in Caledon Village has applied for various approvals for a building expansion;

And whereas, the Region of Peel is taking a gratuitous road widening as a condition of site plan approval under file SP 07-077C;

And whereas, at the request of Knox United Church, the taking has been reduced in extent from the taking otherwise provided for under the Regional Official Plan to an alternative reduced taking suggested by the Church, pursuant to the authority of Council under Resolution 2008-1147;

And whereas, it now appears that the reduced taking results in the continued encroachment onto the taking of the heritage style stone based Church sign to the extent of approximately 30 inches which, if unresolved would result in a requirement that the Church enter into an encroachment agreement with the Region of Peel;

And whereas, staff advise that a minimal adjustment of the boundary of the reduced taking to exclude the sign from the taking can be undertaken without detrimentally affecting the Region’s interests in obtaining the taking;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel adjust its taking of a gratuitous conveyance of land from Knox United Church under site plan approval file SP 07-077C and in accordance with Resolution 2008-1147 to the minimal extent necessary to prevent an approximate 30 inch encroachment of the heritage style stone based Church sign onto the taking and hence to avoid the necessity of an encroachment agreement between the Church and the Region of Peel;

And further, that the signing officers of the Region of Peel be authorized to execute any documents necessary to achieve the authorized adjustment.

Carried 2009-460

See also Resolutions 2009-375 and 2009-459

b) Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 21 (ROPA 21)

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That staff from the Region of Peel, Town of Caledon and Peel Federation of Agriculture continue dialogue that was started April 1, 2009 on Natural Heritage and Agriculture;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council in September, 2009 regarding the Natural Heritage and Agriculture policies.

Carried 2009-461

See also Resolution 2009-375

c) Update Regarding Infrastructure Funding Available from the Federal Government (Oral)

Received 2009-462

See also Resolution 2009-375

Norma Trim, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services provided an update on the application guidelines for the Canada-Ontario Infrastructure Stimulus Fund noting that the Federal Government will be providing four Billion dollars, of which one Billion is estimated to be allocated to Ontario. The Provincial Government and Ontario municipalities will be required to provide matching funding thereby providing up to three Billion dollars for infrastructure stimulus funding in Ontario. Norma Trim indicated that the guidelines and criteria for the stimulus funding changed as of April 20, 2009. Staff are currently reviewing the eligible projects which will qualify under the new criteria of the stimulus fund. Norma Trim announced that the applications must be submitted by May 1, 2009; the projects must be substantially completed by March 31 2011, and the municipalities also need to attest that the projects could not be completed within this time frame without receiving infrastructure stimulus funding. Priority will be given to projects where 50 per cent of funding is in place by March 31, 2010. Municipalities will need to provide 1/3 of eligible costs and all of the ineligible costs e.g. staff costs, land acquisition costs, financing costs, legal expenses etc. Prior to final approval of funding, Regional Council will need to pass a resolution or enact a by-law in support of the projects.

Councillor Palleschi asked staff to review the water infrastructure project on Bovaird Drive from Hurontario Street to Van Kirk Drive noting that a 5 year project along Bovaird Drive was completed 18 months ago. Councillor Palleschi questioned why there is a need for the proposed water infrastructure project.

Councillor Palleschi noted a typing error on item #2 of the presentation provided by Norma Trim, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, of the last page which should read enhancements from 407 or 401 to Huttonville, not 410 to Huttonville.

Councillor Thompson requested that Item #12 (Water servicing for Campbell’s Cross and Victoria) be given priority as the project will not require an Environmental Assessment.

Councillor Sanderson requested that staff provide a list of the multi-use pathways on priority Regional roads.

Councillor Saito addressed item #15 (Derry Road widening) noting that there are only to be intersection improvements along Derry Road. Dan Labrecque responded that it was his understanding that this item is for the intersection improvements and undertook to confirm this with staff.

Councillor Adams referred to the multi-use pathways and suggested that they be characterized as transportation trails to help qualify the projects for funding.

Councillor Adams requested that the Malton Paramedic project receive high priority as the land has been purchased and 50 per cent of the funding is in place.

Councillor Prentice asked staff to confirm if projects which have received approval for capital funding up to 2011 can be applied for under the stimulus funding criteria. Norma Trim responded that it is her understanding that any projects with funding for 2009 can not be on the list for the stimulus funding, however she undertook to confirm the criteria.

Councillor Whitehead addressed Item #9 (Palgrave-Caledon East Interconnection water infrastructure) noting that there is no comment on whether an EA is required. Councillor Whitehead suggested that he does not believe it requires an EA and suggested that it receive high priority.

Norma Trim stated that staff will continue to meet with staff from the area municipalities and will submit the Region of Peel application by May 1, 2009 and report back to Council on May 7, 2009.


10. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Council opted not to move into closed session to consider the following items:

• In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-4) meeting held on April 16, 2009

• Proposed Litigation (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items 11.2a and 11.3a) listed on the April 23, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2009-463

1. Approval of Minutes

a) April 2, 2009 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

Received 2009-464

2. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-4) meeting held on April 16, 2009

G1. Proposed Property Acquisition, Future Battleford Road Booster Pumping Station – City of Mississauga, Ward 9 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-55-2008:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser enter an agreement with the Corporation of the City of Mississauga, as Vendor, for the purchase of the fee simple interest in lands described as Part of Block I (0.30 Reserve) and Part of Block C, Registered Plan M-146, City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 1 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-32729;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Capital Project 08-1989.

Approved 2009-465

See also Resolution 2009-456

G2. Proposed Property Acquisition, Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Widening from Queen Street to Castlemore Road – City of Brampton, Ward 10 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-56-2008:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Fo-Gal Holdings Limited, as Vendor, for the purchase of the fee simple interest in lands described as Part of lot 7, Concession 10, City of Vaughan (formerly Township of Vaughan), Regional Municipality of York, more particularly identified as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 65R-31541 and the permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 7, Concession 10, City of Vaughan, (formerly Towhship of Vaughan), Regional Municipality of York, more particularly identified as Part 3 on Reference Plan 65R-31541;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be financed from Capital Project 02-4050.

Approved 2009-466

See also Resolution 2009-456

G3. In Camera Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2009-1) meeting held on April 2, 2009

Item 3a) was dealt with.

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Don Prince, Director of Land Securement, Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust In Support of the Greenlands Securement Project – 2009 Project Proposals

Received 2009-467

See also Resolutions 2009-456, 2009-468 and 2009-469

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

  a) Greenlands Securement Project - 2009 Project Proposals (Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees)
      Presentation by Janet Wong, Planner, Rural & Environmental Policy Development

Received 2009-468

See also Resolutions 2009-456, 2009-467 and 2009-469

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-2-2009:

That Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust (ORMLT) be requested to submit a formal greenlands securement funding request and complete any further studies as requested by Regional Council and staff as described in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated February 27, 2009, titled, “Greenlands Securement Project-2009 Project Proposals”;

And further, that ORMLT, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) work with Regional staff to prioritize and submit project proposals for which the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC) and Regional Council could consider contributing partial funding from the Land Securement Capital Project for 2009.

Approved 2009-469

See also Resolutions 2009-456, 2009-467 and 2009-468

3. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Litigation (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the legal action commenced by Statement of Claim issued on November 29, 2008 against the current and previous owners of lands at or near 2982 Steeles Avenue West and Winston Churchill Boulevard, Brampton, Ontario in respect of the contamination of part of the Regional Road allowance and the removal of encroachments, be authorized to proceed.

Carried 2009-470


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That By-law 43-2009 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 23, 2009, 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 Deputy Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2008-471


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1:27 p.m.

 

J. Payne
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Deputy Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair