June 25, 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-2009-7) meeting held on June 18, 2009
 
  7.1b Report of the Committee of Revision meeting held on June 18, 2009
  7.2a Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) Approval - Update
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
 
11.1a)
In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-7) meeting held on June 18, 2009
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 25, 2009

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:51 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Miles recited the prayer.

Members:

G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell* , G. Gibson, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, E. Kolb, K. Mahoney, S. McFadden, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak, M. Prentice, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead*

Members Absent:

E. Adams, H. McCallion, C. Parrish, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to illness

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, 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, Legal and Risk Management; J. Payne, Deputy Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist

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* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

Regional Chair Kolb requested all to rise while the National Anthem was played and invited members of Regional Council to join in the singing of O’Canada, in honour of Canada Day, July 1, 2009.


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) June 4, 2009, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 4, 2009 be approved.

Carried 2009-693


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the agenda for the June 25, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a communication from Councillor Fennell providing information from the recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference, to be dealt with under Communications - Item 6b;

And further, that the agenda for the June 25, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2009-694

See also Resolution 2009-698


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Bill MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Joe McReynolds, Chair, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Providing Information on the Provincial Emergency Room Strategy and Local Initiatives to Reduce Demand on Emergency Rooms and the Number of Alternate Level Care Patients, as well as an Update on Wait Lists and Future Expansion Plans for Long-Term Care in Peel

Received 2009-695

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:27 a.m.
Councillor Whitehead arrived at 10:53 a.m.

Joe McReynolds, Chair, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Board of Directors thanked Regional Council for the opportunity to respond to their request to provide a report on the progress of the Local Health Integration Networks including efforts to reduce the pressure on Emergency departments and to reduce the number of people who are in hospital, but who no longer require acute care.

Joe McReynolds advised that the Government of Ontario has asked the LHINs to support their priorities of reducing emergency room wait times and to support the development of family health care clinics. He noted that the current Emergency department situation is not attributable to one single cause; there are a number of factors affecting wait times.

Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Central West LHIN, noted that the goals of the Ministry of Health with respect to an Emergency Room and Alternate Level of Care Strategy are to reduce the number of non-urgent cases that arrive at the Emergency Room (ER); improve triage and admission processes and reduce ambulance offload times to enable emergency clinicians the time to focus on patients with critical needs, and; improve bed utilization to maximize hospital capacity. She advised that the Central West LHIN is still behind provincial targets with respect to Emergency Department delays, however, Alternate Level of Care days, while above locally set targets, are below the provincial rate and are improving.

Bill MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) provided specific performance examples related to the Mississauga Halton LHIN and reviewed their Annual Business Plan (ABP) Priorities. The ABP priorities include improving local health system performance; preventing and managing chronic conditions; seniors’ health and wellness; improving access to family health teams; integrating mental health and addiction services; community engagement and partnerships; and e-health implementation.

Councillor Mullin noted that the Region of Peel has one of the highest offload delays in the province and inquired whether the representatives from the LHINs support 100 per cent base funding for dedicated nurses in Emergency departments to support efficient ambulance patient offloads.

Bill MacLeod responded that the dedicated nurses are viewed as a temporary solution to provide hospitals with some relief, however once hospitals are no longer in crisis, the transfer of care from paramedics to hospital staff could happen within a specified period of time. He stated that, in his view, the use of dedicated nurses for ambulance patients should not be a permanent solution.

Councillor Mullin noted the frustration of politicians, residents and paramedics with respect to offload delays over the past years and suggested that the LHINs take a more proactive role in dealing with the issue. Councillor Mullin inquired if targets have been set for paramedics to offload patients at hospitals.

Mimi Lowi-Young responded that while paramedic and ambulance services are a part of the whole emergency system, they are not funded by the LHINs. The LHIN targets deal with the care of the patient, not the individual components of care.

Councillor Mullin noted that it is expected that, in the future, there will be a long waiting list for long-term care beds and inquired how the LHINs would support the Region in terms of a new long-term care facility.

Bill MacLeod responded that the province has not yet tied long-term care bed funding to a per capita funding model but they are moving in that direction. Until there is a commitment for per capita funding from the province, the LHINs do not have the resources to invest in long-term care beds. He noted that the LHINs fund agencies that provide care services in social housing complexes, referred to as “supportive housing services”. The Region provides the housing and the LHINs provide support through the provision of personal support workers and other support services.

Councillor Gibson inquired if the LHINs would support more services for seniors living in supportive housing, and specifically, if the Central West LHIN would support day programs at Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre.

Mimi Lowi-Young responded in the affirmative to both questions posed by Councillor Gibson, noting that the LHINs have already committed $12.7 million.

Councillor Groves noted that the seniors population is expected to increase by 300 per cent over the next 25 years and inquired how the LHINs are prepared to deal with the waiting list for alternate level of care beds. Joe McReynolds responded that the number of seniors who will require support is overwhelming and increasing the amount of care provided by even a few minutes will cost in the range of $12 million. He stated that the LHINs need to be cautious to not over-invest and look at other options available in the community. It is important to keep people in a home environment as long as possible, which is what supportive housing does. However, the challenge will be to find the appropriate balance of investment into aging at home supports and long-term care.

Mimi Lowi-Young advised that the LHINs are in the early stages of developing their aging at home strategies noting that so far, 35 different initiatives have been implemented. The next step is to evaluate what initiatives have been most effective and then look at potential investments over time. She stated that as the LHINs plans are created, regular dialogue and communications with municipalities and other stakeholders will be very important.

Councillor Palleschi stated that the Central West LHIN is one of the lowest funded networks in the province and inquired if its funding will increase. Mimi Lowi-Young responded that the provincial government is moving towards a new funding model where population will be considered.

Councillor Palleschi expressed his frustration with the length of time it is taking to implement a permanent solution to ambulance offload delays. He inquired how the Region of Peel could partner with the LHINs to address the offload delays, and emphasized that the LHINs are currently functioning based on direction from the Province; however, they were established to represent constituents.

Mimi Lowi-Young responded that the LHINs are working closely with area hospitals and are looking at specific strategies to address offload delays.

Councillor Palleschi inquired if there are plans to redevelop the former Peel Memorial Hospital into an urgent care centre where paramedics could take non-critical patients. Mimi Lowi-Young responded that part of the LHIN planning process is to ensure that existing facilities are utilized as effectively as possible and that the redevelopment of Peel Memorial Hospital would be examined.

Councillor Sprovieri questioned why constituents appear to receive faster emergency room service at Orangeville hospital when compared to the local hospital in Brampton. Bill MacLeod responded that the Brampton hospital receives patients with more serious health concerns and that the Orangeville hospital is also facing increased pressure in their Emergency Department.

Councillor Prentice suggested that, in future, representatives from the Province should attend Regional Council with LHIN staff so that they are aware of the concerns being raised at the local level.

Councillor Prentice inquired as to the specific supports for daily living provided by the LHINS with respect to supportive housing. Bill MacLeod advised that the LHINs provide funding to service providers, such as Peel Senior Link in Mississauga. Peel Senior Link assists clients with advanced needs such as blindness, mobility issues, and speech impairments by providing the support they require. Bill MacLeod suggested that “supportive living” better describes the role of the LHINs than the term “supportive housing”. The LHINs have increased funding to agencies to provide increased services and to enhance the coordination of services.

Councillor Miles noted that the Region of Peel responded to the community need for a seniors’ dental program, funded by the tax base and that the program currently has a waiting list that requires an additional $4 million to fund. The province recently announced a commitment of over $135 million over three years for dental care for low income families but has released only $10 million in funding so far. Councillor Miles inquired if the LHINs could assist getting funds released to the Region of Peel for this very important program.

Mimi Lowi-Young expressed appreciation for the leadership demonstrated by Peel for having invested in seniors’ dental health and committed to following up on the funding issue with the Province.

Councillor Thompson inquired if the LHINs plan to invest more in preventative medicine noting that the west coast is more advanced in this area than Ontario. Mimi Lowi-Young responded that aging at home strategies are preventative in nature or include early intervention measures and that the LHINs are starting to allocate resources to these areas.

Councillor Sanderson noted that emergency room delays also impact police resources with respect to the amount of time officers spend at the hospital instead of in the community.

Councillor Sanderson inquired if the grouping of mental health and addiction services means that mental health patients are integrated with addiction patients. Bill MacLeod responded that although the two patient groups are often tied together, it does not mean that they are treated in the same place however, often, mental health patients also have addiction problems and it is a challenge to find the appropriate care.

Councillor Sanderson advised that it was his understanding that Brampton Civic Hospital would have a separate entrance for emergency mental health patients and questioned why it has not yet been incorporated.

Mimi Lowi-Young responded that a separate emergency mental health entrance was included in the original plans for the hospital and now that the hospital is operational, staff are examining ways to re-vamp services, including the utilization of existing hospital features.

Councillor Palleschi inquired why LHIN operational procedures are not consistent, noting that a senior living in Toronto was provided with three hours of home care per day but when she moved to the Mississauga LHIN jurisdiction, the service was reduced to two hours.

Bill MacLeod responded that the level of care provided is determined by the Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) however, the funding provided to the CCAC by the LHINs varies. The LHINs have identified to the CCAC that their top priority should be focussed on people who are being released from hospital.

Councillor Morrison noted that Peel LHINs have both an urban and rural population to serve and rural agencies tend to have fewer staff and rely heavily on volunteers. She requested that staff at the LHINs consider the impact on volunteers when dealing with integration of services and agencies that work with minimal funding.

b) David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Presenting the Second Part of the Public Health Strategic Plan, Focusing on Enhancement in Professional Practice and Organization Necessary to Achieve the Goals of Public Health and to Deliver the Priorities and Other Programs

Deferred to the July 9, 2009 Regional Council meeting 2009-696


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Member Communication – Advisory: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), dated June 17, 2009, Providing an Update on Infrastructure Stimulus Programs

Received 2009-697

See also Resolutions 2009-727

Additional Item - Item 6b:

b) Linda Mailer, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated June 24, 2009, Providing Information Regarding the Recent Federation of Canadian Municipalities Annual Conference

Received 2009-698

See also Resolution 2009-694


7. REPORTS

 1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-7) meeting held on June 18, 2009

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-7) meeting held on June 18, 2009, be adopted.

Carried 2009-699


B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
- Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-108-2009:

That the agenda for the June 18, 2009, General Committee meeting be amended to withdraw Delegations/Presentations – Item D3;

And further, that the agenda for the June 18, 2009, General Committee meeting be amended to include a motion from Councillor Whitehead to exempt Abbeyfield Houses Society of Caledon from the payment of Region of Peel Development Charges, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item F1;

And further, that the agenda for the June 18, 2009, General Committee meeting be amended to include a motion from Councillor Mullin regarding the Clarkson Airshed, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item F2;

And further, that the agenda for the June 18, 2009, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, to be dealt with under Items Related to Human Services – Item HS-C4;

And further, that the agenda for the June 18, 2009, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-700

See also Resolutions 2009-704, 2009-758, 2009-764 and 2009-765


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Mike Metcalf, Chief, and Paul Tetzlaff, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police, Presenting an Overview and Status Report on Provincial Adequacy Regulations

Received 2009-701

D2. Michael Wright, Chair, and Derek Mercey, Vice-Chair, Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing (PAWGOAH), Providing an Update on PAWGOAH Activities from October, 2008 to May, 2009

Received 2009-702

See also Resolution 2009-703

Items Related to Human Services – Item HS-B4 was dealt with.

HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B4. Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults’ Housing (PAWGOAH): Update Report of Activities from October 2008 to May 2009

Received 2009-703

See also Resolution 2009-702

D3. Derk Maat, President, Regenesis Community Living Inc., Providing Details on an Affordable Housing Project to be Located at 9th Line, North of Eglinton Avenue

Withdrawn 2009-704

See also Resolution 2009-700

Item D5 was dealt with.

D5. Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, Presenting Information on the South Peel Water Contract

Received 2009-705

See also Resolution 2009-706

Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-B3 was dealt with.

ETP-B. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-B3. New Ten-Year Agreement with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) for the Management, Operations, and Maintenance of the South Peel Water and Wastewater System

RECOMMENDATION GC-109-2009:

That the contract (Document 2009-410N) for the Management, Operations and Maintenance of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Facilities be awarded to the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) for a period of ten years, subject to the Region’s right to extend for a further five-year period, in the estimated annual amount of $35,510,616 for the first year (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that the Director of Purchasing be delegated authority to authorize adjustments for increases in costs and amendments to account for inflation, capital expansions, and additional services on an as required basis in accordance with the agreement;

And further, that the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation, and Planning Services report back to Regional Council in 2018 with a recommendation on exercising the option to extend the agreement for an additional five-year period in accordance with the terms of the agreement, if deemed appropriate by the Commissioner;

And further, that the new ten year contract with OCWA commence on January 1, 2010;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council on the performance of the agreement on an annual basis.

Approved 2009-706

See also Resolution 2009-705

D4. Molly Mann, Resident, Sharing her Personal Experience with the Accessible Transportation Coordination Office and Expressing Gratitude for the Program

Received 2009-707

See also Resolution 2009-708

Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-C3 was dealt with.

ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C3. Update and Status Report on the Accessible Transportation Coordination Office (ATCO)

Received 2009-708

See also Resolution 2009-707

D5. Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, Presenting Information on the South Peel Water Contract

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-705


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Proposed Transfer of Region Owned Vacant Land in Connection With Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) Widening Project from Highway 410 to East of Bramalea Road, City of Brampton, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-110-2009:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Expropriation Plan PR1385098 and Part 1 on Expropriation Plan PR1385099 and Part of Lot 17, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 11 on Reference Plan 43R-30958 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2009-709

See also Resolution 2009-710

RECOMMENDATION GC-111-2009:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Expropriation Plan PR1385098 and Part 1 on Expropriation Plan PR1385099 and Part of Lot 17, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 11 on Reference Plan 43R-30958 be transferred to The Corporation of the City of Brampton.

Approved 2009-710

See also Resolution 2009-709

MA-A2. Transfer of Region Owned Property in Connection with the Construction of the Clarkson Community Recycling Centre at 2315 Lakeshore Road, City of Mississauga, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-112-2009:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 32, Concession 3, South of Dundas Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 7 on draft reference plan 08-B5807 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2009-711

See also Resolution 2009-712

RECOMMENDATION GC-113-2009:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 32, Concession 3, South of Dundas Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 7 on draft reference plan 08-B5807 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. be conveyed gratuitously to The Corporation of the City of Mississauga.

Approved 2009-712

See also Resolution 2009-711

MA-A3. Proposed Disposal of Region Owned Lands at Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) and Hurontario Street Intersection, City of Brampton, Wards 3 And 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-114-2009:

That the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Concession 1, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-32778 and Part of Lot 1, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 8, 9, 11 and 12 on Reference Plan 43R-32778, be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2009-713

See also Resolution 2009-714

RECOMMENDATION GC-115-2009:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel as Vendor, enter into an agreement with The Corporation of The City of Brampton, as Purchaser, for the fee simple sale of lands described as Part of Lot 1, Concession 1, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 1, 2 and 3 on Reference Plan 43R-32778 and Part of Lot 1, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 8, 9, 11 and 12 on Reference Plan 43R-32778, subject to the reservation or granting of any required easements;

And further, that the net proceeds from the sale be divided equally and deposited into Capital Projects 03-4323 and 06-4015.

Approved 2009-714

See also Resolution 2009-713


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2009-5) meeting held on May 26, 2009

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-14-2009:

That the minutes of the April 21, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-715

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-15-2009:

That the agenda for the May 26, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from the Peel Poverty Action Group regarding a meeting to discuss the Ontario Disability Support Program, to be dealt with under Communication Items - Item 4d;

And further, that the agenda for the May 26, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-716

See also Resolution 2009-720

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Cindy Gorlewski, Chair, Newmarket Accessibility Advisory Committee, Letter dated March 19, 2009, Providing a Sample of the Accessible Stall Signage Currently Used in Town of Newmarket Facilities and Buildings

Received 2009-717

b. Business Takes Action, April 2009 Newsletter

Received 2009-718

c. SpecialOlympics.org, Article titled Biden Declares Special Needs Advocacy a “Civil Rights Movement” During Visit to World Games

Received 2009-719

Additional Item - Item 4d:

d. Peel Poverty Action Group, Flyer Inviting all Concerned to a meeting on June 3, 2009, to Discuss the Ontario Disability Support Program

Received 2009-720

See also Resolution 2009-716

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Jeff Payne, Deputy Clerk and Acting Director of Clerk’s, Presentation Regarding Additional Non-Elected Members to the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

Received 2009-721

b. William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee, Providing Information on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program

Withdrawn 2009-722

6. REPORTS

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

Received 2009-723

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

Received 2009-724

c. Employment Accessibility Standards Development Committee Update (Oral) - Nil

d. Accessible Transportation Standards Development Committee (Oral)
Update Provided by Glenn Barnes, Member, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

Received 2009-725

MA-B2. Harmonization of the Federal Goods and Services Tax and Ontario’s Provincial Sales Tax

RECOMMENDATION GC-116-2009:

That the Regional Chair write to the Premier of Ontario outlining the Region’s position regarding the proposed Harmonized Sales Tax and its unfavourable financial impact to the Region of Peel and requesting that the tax impact be cost neutral to all municipalities;

And further, that the Regional Chair request that Greater Toronto Area municipalities be represented on the implementation panel which is to assist with the transition to the single sales tax;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated June 1, 2009, titled “Harmonization of the Federal Goods and Services Tax and Ontario’s Provincial Sales Tax”, be forwarded to Peel area municipalities for their information.

Approved 2009-726

MA-B3. Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) Approval

RECOMMENDATION GC-117-2009:

That the Regional Chair write to the Federal and Provincial Governments to thank them for the Federal/Provincial Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) that has been awarded to the Region of Peel in the amount of $98.592 million;

And further, that the allocation of $50.715 million, equivalent to 1/3 of project costs, as set out in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services dated June 9, 2009, titled “Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) Approval“, be approved;

And further, that staff be authorized to amend the 2009 Capital Budget to accommodate the approved projects, for the total of $149.307 million;

And further, that the Chief Financial Officer provide Regional Council with regular updates on the progress of these projects.

Approved 2009-727

See also Resolutions 2009-697, 2009-731 and 2009-769


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. Sun Life Assurance Benefits Plan Renewal

RECOMMENDATION GC-118-2009:

That the renewal of the existing contract (Document 2009-418N) with Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada for a three year term, being an initial one year period with options to renew for two additional one year periods based on satisfactory performance and pricing, be approved;

And further, that the contract be awarded on a direct negotiation basis for the annual amount of $17 million (excluding applicable taxes), for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that authority be given to increase the Administrative Services Only (ASO) contract expenses if necessary to account for actual expenditures incurred during the year.

Approved 2009-728


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Lincoln M. Alexander, Chairman, Ontario Heritage Trust, Letter dated May 15, 2009, Inviting Council to Participate in the 2009 Recognition Programs, Including the Heritage Community Recognition Program, Young Heritage Leaders Program and Community Leadership Program

Received 2009-729

MA-D2. Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario, Letter dated May 26, 2009, Thanking the Regional Chair for his Letter Regarding the Decision of the Assessment Review Board (ARB) Concerning the Property Assessment Appeal of Several Office Towers in Downtown Toronto

Received 2009-730

MA-D3. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated June 5, 2009, Advising that the Federal and Provincial Governments have Committed $2.3 Billion to Municipal Infrastructure in Ontario

Received 2009-731

See also Resolutions 2009-697, 2009-727


ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

ETP-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

ETP-A1. Peel Safe and Active Routes to School

RECOMMENDATION GC-119-2009:

That the Region of Peel continue to support the Peel Safe and Active Routes to School Program Committee;

And further, that staff from the Health Services and Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Departments continue to work in collaboration with area municipal staff, Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board on the Peel Safe and Active Routes to School Program;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Health Services and Medical Officer of Health, dated May 25, 2009, titled “Peel Safe and Active Routes to School” be forwarded to Peel area municipalities for their information.

Approved 2009-732

ETP-A2. Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 – Housing Policies

RECOMMENDATION GC-120-2009:

That a statutory Public Meeting be scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2009 prior to the regularly scheduled Regional Council meeting, pursuant to Section 17(15) of the Planning Act to inform the public and to obtain their input with respect to a proposed amendment to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) as it relates to housing policies;

And further, that pursuant to Section 17(16) of the Planning Act, one Open House be scheduled in each of the area municipalities prior to the Public Meeting;

And further, that the draft amendment to the Regional Official Plan (ROP) to update policies related to housing be forwarded to appropriate agencies including the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and the Town of Caledon and all other municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel for their review and comments;

And further, that a final Regional Official Plan Amendment, which takes into consideration the comments received from the statutory Open Houses, Statutory Public Meeting, and agency consultation, be presented for adoption at a future Regional Council meeting.

Approved 2009-733


ETP-B. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-B1. Sanitary Sewer Sub Trunk on Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) to West of Levi Creek, Capital Project 07-2215, Document Number 2007-006T – City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-121-2009:

That the contract (Document 2007-006T) for construction of the sanitary sewer sub trunk along Steeles Avenue from Creditview Road to west of Levi Creek between the Region of Peel and Technicore Underground Inc. (Technicore) be extended to cover additional construction costs in the estimated amount of $400,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 07-2215 for a total commitment of $7,264,530 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2009-734

ETP-B2. Community Lead Testing Program, Regulation 170/03, Schedule 15.1

Received 2009-735

ETP-B3. New Ten-Year Agreement with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) for the Management, Operations, and Maintenance of the South Peel Water and Wastewater System

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-706

ETP-B4. Watermain Replacement on Portway Avenue, Capital Project 09-1351 – City of Mississauga, Ward 8

RECOMMENDATION GC-122-2009:

That the replacement of approximately 450 metres (1,476.38 feet) of watermain on Portway Avenue for $530,000 be set up under Capital Project 09-1351, financed from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve, R0241;

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

Approved 2009-736

ETP-B5. Membership Application for the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group

RECOMMENDATION GC-123-2009:

That the membership application for a Peel Junior Farmers representative appointment on the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group be approved.

Approved 2009-737


ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C1. Caledon Transportation Needs Study Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-124-2009:

That copies of the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated March 16, 2009, titled “Caledon Transportation Needs Study Update” and the supporting technical study report having the same title, be forwarded to the Town of Caledon, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Metrolinx, Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Region of Halton, County of Wellington, County of Dufferin, County of Simcoe, Region of York, Town of Halton Hills, Town of Erin, Township of East Garafraxa, Town of Orangeville, Town of New Tecumseh, Township of King, and City of Vaughan for their information;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Transportation of Ontario requesting the Province to initiate the development of a longer term plan to accommodate provincial traffic which will have to pass through the Town of Caledon, a plan which should include the extension of Highway 427 north to Highway 9.

Approved 2009-738

ETP-C2. Review of Citizen Concerns – Highway 410 Design

Received 2009-739

ETP-C3. Update and Status Report on the Accessible Transportation Coordination Office (ATCO)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-708


ETP-D. PLANNING

ETP-D1. Authorization to Hold a Public Meeting for an Application for Exemption Under the Retail Business Holidays Act by OMERS Realty Management Corporation and OPGI Management GP Inc. for Square One Shopping Centre – City of Mississauga, Ward 4

RECOMMENDATION GC-125-2009:

That the Regional Municipality of Peel hold a Public Meeting to consider an application for exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act by OMERS Realty Management Corporation and OPGI Management GP Inc., (OMERS Realty) for the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga.

Approved 2009-740


ETP-E. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-E1. Jessica Reid, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated May 14, 2009 Providing a Copy of City of Mississauga Planning and Development Committee Recommendation PDC-0044-2009 and a Related Report titled “Regional Official Plan Amendment 21 (ROPA 21) Proposing Changes to Natural Heritage Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management”

Received 2009-741

ETP-E2. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated May 15, 2009 Providing a Copy of City of Brampton Resolution PDD109-2009 and a Related Report titled “Brampton City-Wide Population and Employment Forecasts”

Received 2009-742

ETP-E3. Deb Pella Keen, District Manager, Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Letter dated May 20, 2009 Describing the Regulation the MNR is Seeking to Pass to Distinguish the Jefferson Salamander’s Habitat

Received 2009-743

ETP-E4. Mike Bender, Manager, Conservation Lands, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated May 22, 2009 Providing a Copy of the TRCA Report titled “Standards for Trail Surfaces” and Requesting Representatives to Participate on the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Trail Guidelines Advisory Committee

Referred to Environment, Transportation and Planning Services 2009-744

ETP-E5. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) dated June 10, 2009 Notifying of the Count Me In Community Challenge Three Month Campaign to Promote Energy Conservation Awareness

Received 2009-745


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. Appointment of Associate Medical Officer of Health

RECOMMENDATION GC-126-2009:

That the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care be requested to approve the designation of Dr. Kathleen Dooling as Associate Medical Officer of Health, as required under s.64(c), of the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

Approved 2009-746

HE-A2. Destination Parenthood: Arrive Prepared, A Curriculum for Students Enrolled in Grade Eleven Parenting Courses

Received 2009-747


HE-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-B1. News Backgrounder: From the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Announcing an Endorsement by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for a Substantial Investment in the Amount of $24.9 Million for the Community Sector Under the Aging at Home Strategy for the Year 2009/2010

Received 2009-748

See also Resolution 2009-751

HE-B2. David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated May 7, 2009 Announcing the Approval of the Regional Municipality of Peel as an Agency to Provide Adult Day Services Pursuant to Section 5 of the Long-Term Care Act, 1994, and Approval of the Premises Located in the City of Mississauga, Effective April 1, 2009, Pursuant to Section 6 of the Long-Term Care Act, 1994

Received 2009-749

HE-B3. Adrianna Tetley, Executive Director, Association of Ontario Health Centres, Letter dated May 13, 2009 Addressed to David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Regarding the Issues of Community Health Centre Funding for Addressing the Health-Care Needs of Non-Insured Ontarians and Stabilization Funding that Affect Community Health Centres Across the Province of Ontario

Received 2009-750

HE-B4. John Magill, Chair, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Letter dated May 19, 2009 Providing Information on the Year 2 Aging at Home Strategy Proposal and Advising of an Annual Allocation of $165, 476 and One-time Funding of $10,000 in 2009/2010 to Sheridan Villa Adult Day Service Program: Enhancement of Services and Increased Capacity on its Submission of Proposal

Received 2009-751

See also Resolution 2009-748

HE-B5. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated May 29, 2009 Advising that AMO has Provided Feedback on the Long Term Care Homes Act Proposed Regulations and Encouraging Municipalities to also Provide Feedback on the Proposed Regulations

Referred to Health Services 2009-752

HE-B6. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated June 1, 2009 Advising that the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) are Seeking Municipal Input Regarding the Extended Use of Safety-Engineered Needles or Needleless Systems (SENS) in Workplaces and Health Care Services

Referred to Health Services 2009-753


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Report of the Grants Ad hoc Committee (GAC-2009-1) meeting held on June 4, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GAC-1-2009:

That the agenda for the June 4, 2009, Grants Ad hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-754

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

  a) Community Investment Review - 2010 Community Programs Fund
      Presentation by Sandra Solonik, Acting Manager, Community Services and Special Projects

Received 2009-755

See also Resolution 2009-756

RECOMMENDATION GAC-2-2009

That the Grants Ad Hoc Committee considers the following:

  • Extension of the 2007-2009 Multi-year Operational Funding through to 2010 for a one year period; and
  • The extended contracts be given a cost of living increase of up to 2.5 per cent, for a total not to exceed $38,485; and
  • June 2009 call for interest for 2010 Renewable Project funding based on the new funding priorities as described in the report “Community Investment Review – 2010 Community Programs Fund”; and
  • A community based review of the Strengthening Organizational Effectiveness Fund with recommendations to the Grants Ad Hoc Committee in the fall of 2009; and
  • Community Investment Strategy Review implementation to determine the most effective delivery of future Community Programs funding including the Renewable Project Fund by February 2010.

Approved 2009-756

See also Resolution 2009-755


HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Abbeyfield Houses of Caledon – Approval to Proceed with Execution of Agreements, Town of Caledon, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION GC-127-2009:

That Abbeyfield Houses Society of Caledon (“Abbeyfield”) be permitted to develop a 12 unit independent seniors housing facility at 20 Walker Road in Caledon;

And further, that Abbeyfield be provided with a Repayable Loan from the Region of Peel in the amount of up to $2,100,000 to assist in the development and construction of the Abbeyfield houses;

And further, that a specific Accounts Receivable balance sheet account be set up to keep track of loan transactions over the next 35 years;

And further, that the Region’s duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute all necessary documents with Abbeyfield regarding all terms and conditions of the Repayable Loan; including a loan agreement and general security agreement;

And further, that if the Abbeyfield Project qualifies for funding from the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government (“Government Funding”) all the Government funding be provided to Abbeyfield to assist in the development and construction of the project subject to the Government funding requirements.

Approved 2009-757

See also Resolution 2009-758

Additional Item – Item F1 was dealt with.

F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Exemption of Abbeyfield Houses Society of Canada from Payment of Region of Peel Development Charges

RECOMMENDATION GC-128-2009:

Whereas, the Town of Caledon is in support of the construction and operation of the Abbeyfield Project which provides for supportive housing for special needs seniors on Peel Living lands at Walker Road in Caledon;

And whereas, the Town of Caledon has provided a grant to Abbeyfield Houses Society of Caledon equal to the Town Development Charges that will be assessed when the building permit for the Abbeyfield Project is processed;

And whereas, the Abbeyfield Houses Society of Caledon will be partnering with the community and the Region of Peel to build this facility;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel provide a grant to Abbeyfield Houses Society of Caledon equal to the Region of Peel Development Charges that will be assessed when the building permit for the Abbeyfield Project is processed;

And further, that this grant, estimated to be in the amount of $93,400, be charged to the Non-Program budget;

And further, that the Town of Caledon be so advised by the Deputy Regional Clerk.

Approved 2009-758

See also Resolutions 2009-700 and 2009-757

HS-B2. Authority to Enter Direct Negotiation with United Lands and the City of Mississauga

RECOMMENDATION GC-129-2009:

That staff be authorized to enter into direct negotiations with United Lands and the City of Mississauga for the acquisition of land and development opportunities to create affordable housing units for seniors and families at the south west corner of Eglinton Ave. and Creditview Rd., City of Mississauga, Ward 6, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that upon successful negotiations the Commissioner of Human Services report to Regional Council for approval to proceed.

Approved 2009-759

HS-B3. Canada-Ontario Social Housing Repair and Retrofit Program Update

Received 2009-760

HS-B4. Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults’ Housing (PAWGOAH): Update Report of Activities from October 2008 to May 2009

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-703


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Deb Matthews, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Letter dated May 12, 2009 Providing Information Regarding Funds that the Ministry has Committed to the 2010-2011 Fiscal Year to Improve the Ontario Child Care System and Clarify Misunderstanding Surrounding the Loss of Federal Funding for Child Care in Ontario

Received 2009-761

HS-C2. News Release: From the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, dated June 3, 2009 Announcing that the Ontario Government has Launched Affordable Housing Strategy Consultations to Improve Access to Adequate, Suitable and Affordable Housing in Ontario

Received 2009-762

See also Resolution 2009-763

HS-C3. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated June 3, 2009 Reporting that Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has Released Details on the Development of the Ontario Government’s Long Term Affordable Housing Strategy for Ontario

Received 2009-763

See also Resolution 2009-762

Additional Item – Item HS-C4:

HS-C4. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated June 10, 2009 Reporting that the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has signed a $1.2 Billion Housing Agreement with the Federal Government to Provide Affordable Housing for Ontario over the Next Two Years

Received 2009-764

See also Resolution 2009-700


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items – Items F1 to F3 inclusive:

F1. Exemption of Abbeyfield Houses Society of Canada from Payment of Region of Peel Development Charges

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-758

F2. Clarkson Airshed

RECOMMENDATION GC-130-2009:

Whereas, the Ontario Power Authority has invited four firms to submit bids to construct and operate a new natural gas electrical power plant of approximately 850 megawatts in the south-western GTA;

And whereas, three of the proposed sites for this power plant are situated in the Clarkson area of Mississauga and one in Oakville;

And whereas, the Clarkson Airshed Study, Part II – Ambient Air Monitoring Program conducted by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, November 2006 concluded that the Clarkson airshed is taxed with respect to respirable particulate matter (PM2.5);

And whereas, the Clarkson Airshed Study also identified exceedances of standards for inhalable particulate matter (PM10), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and the volatile organic compounds acrolein and acrylonitrile;

And whereas, there is a growing body of medical and scientific literature linking air contaminants with adverse human respiratory and cardiac effects, including premature mortality;

And whereas, even the most modern and technologically advanced combined cycle natural gas electrical generating station will emit air contaminants;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Municipality of Peel calls upon the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure to terminate the procurement process to site any electrical generation capacity in the Clarkson airshed area that would adversely affect ambient air quality in the Clarkson area.

Approved 2009-765

See also Resolution 2009-700

F3. Municipal Bonds for the Funding of Capital Projects (Oral)

Received 2009-766


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-131-2009:

That the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Item G1 be forwarded to the June 25, 2009 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2009-767

See also Resolution 2009-772


7. REPORT

1. Committee Reports

b) Report of the Committee of Revision meeting held on June 18, 2009

Received 2009-768

2. Staff Reports

a) Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) Approval - Update

Received 2009-769

See also Resolutions 2009-697 and 2009-727


8. BY-LAWS - Nil


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Motion Regarding the Nomination of Councillor Morrison to the Office of Director Regional and Single Tier Caucus for the 2009-2010 AMO Board of Directors

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas at the May 14, 2009 Regional Council meeting, resolution 2009-519 was adopted nominating Mayor Morrison to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors for a one year term ending 2010;

And whereas, qualified nominees must obtain a council resolution of support which must also specify the caucus to which the individual is nominated;

Therefore be it resolved, that Mayor Morrison be nominated for the Office of Director Regional and Single Tier Caucus to the AMO Board of Directors for a one year term ending at the 2010 Annual General Meeting of AMO.

Carried 2009-770

Regional Chair Kolb noted that the June 25, 2009 Regional Council meeting is the last meeting attended by Keith Ward in his role as Commissioner of Human Services. Regional Chair Kolb, on behalf of Regional Council, thanked Keith for his contributions over the past 23 years.


10. NOTICES OF MOTION


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

• In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-7) meeting held on June 18, 2009

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Item 11.1a) listed on the June 25, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2009-771

See also Resolution 2009-772

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-7) meeting held on June 18, 2009

G1. Payment of Compensation Pursuant to the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, C. E.26 Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Coleraine Drive Intersection Realignment – Town of Caledon, Ward 5 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-132-2008:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Full and Final Release with Murray Milford Russell Stewart and Marian Laurena Stewart for a full and final settlement and release of all claims pursuant to the Expropriations Act, R.S.O., 1990, c. E.26, for the purchase of the fee simple lands and buildings described as Part of the Road Allowance between Concession 5 and 6 closed by By-law VS255337 and Part of Lot 9, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-20104 and known municipally as 13639 Coleraine Drive, Caledon, Ontario and for the purchase of the fee simple lands and buildings described as Part of Lot 9, Concession 6, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-20104 and known municipally as 13659 Coleraine Drive, Caledon, Ontario;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 06-4280.

Approved 2009-772

See also Resolution 2009-771


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That By-law 67-2009 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 25, 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 2008-773


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:34 a.m.

 

J. Payne
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Deputy Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair