October 8, 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
  7.1b) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-9) meeting held on October 1, 2009
 
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
October 8, 2009

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:32 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Saito recited the prayer.

Members:

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

Members Absent:

E. Adams; A.  Groves, due to other municipal business; H.  McCallion, due to other municipal business; P.  Mullin; C. Parrish

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; Lisa Duarte, Acting 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


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) September 17, 2009, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on September 17, 2009 be approved.

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-995


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Gibson,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the agenda for the October 8, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to bring forward Item 7.2.b to be dealt with as the first item of business;

And further, that the agenda for the October 8, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include a motion from Councillor Gibson related to Item HE-C2 from the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-9) meeting held on October 1, 2009;

And further, that the agenda for the October 8, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2009-993

See also Resolutions 2009-994 and 2009-996

This item was further amended under Resolution 2009-996

Councillor Carlson arrived at 9:35 a.m.
Councillor Prentice arrived at 9:35 a.m.
Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:37 a.m.

Item 7.2.a was dealt with.

7. REPORTS

2. Staff Reports

a) Halton/Peel Boundary Adjustment Proposal (Ninth Line Corridor)

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That payment to the Town of Milton and to the Region of Halton of $2,060,149 as 62.6185 per cent of compensation for the proposed Ninth Line boundary adjustment, the balance of compensation to be paid by the City of Mississauga, for a total compensation amount of $3,290,000, as described in the report of the Chief Administrative Officer dated October 5, 2009, titled “Halton/Peel Boundary Adjustment Proposal (Ninth Line Corridor)”, be authorized;

And further, that funds be provided from Non-Program Cost Centre NR20003 for the Region’s share of the costs.

Carried 2009-994

See also Resolution 2009-993

Councillor Saito advised that the Halton/Peel boundary adjustment proposal has been the subject of discussion for many years and expressed her appreciation to staff for preparing an excellent, comprehensive report on the matter. She noted that the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel are not purchasing the land as was reported in local media; rather, the City and Region will pay the annual taxes on the property to the Town of Milton and the Region of Halton for the next 21 years. Councillor Saito advised that the Region of Peel will collect taxes from existing residences and businesses within the boundary adjustment area as well as from any future development on the lands. The Region of Peel will provide services to the area, however; Councillor Saito noted that many residents have already paid for Region of Peel water and sewer connections. The City will retain responsibility for the affected portions of Derry and Britannia Roads and the Region will be responsible for the intersection at Derry and Britannia Roads.


Regional Council recessed at 9:40 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 10:59 a.m.

  Members Present: E. Adams; G. Carlson; C. Corbasson; F. Dale; S. Fennell¨; G. Gibson; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; S. McFadden; G. Miles¨; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; C. Parrish; R. Paterak; M. Prentice; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; A. Thompson; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: A.  Groves, due to other municipal business; H.  McCallion, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to vacation


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) September 17, 2009, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Prentice;
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on September 17, 2009 be amended to note the absence of Councillor Fennell as due to other municipal business;

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on September 17, 2009 be amended to include the following comments by Councillor Prentice with respect to Delegations/Presentations Item 5.b:

“Councillor Prentice requested that she be provided with the number of clients who access East Mississauga Health Centre (EMHC) services.

Councillor Prentice requested that the Medical Officer of Health and the Commissioner of Health Services assist the EMHC in their efforts to attract physicians.”

And further, that the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on September 17, 2009 be approved, as amended.

Carried by a two-third majority vote 2009-995


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the agenda for the October 8, 2009 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an “In Camera” discussion regarding the security of the property of the municipality or local board.

Carried by a two-third majority vote 2009-996

See also Resolutions 2009-993 and 2009-1074


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Suzanne Strasberg, MD, President, Ontario Medical Association (OMA), Letter dated August 5, 2009, to Regional Chair Emil Kolb Seeking a Regional Council Resolution in Support of OMA’s Call to the Ontario Government to Introduce Legislation Requiring Labelling on Menus and Menu Boards in Chain Restaurants and School Cafeterias in Ontario

Received 2009-997

See also Resolutions 2009-993, 2009-999, 2009-1031 and 2009-1066


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-9) meeting held on October 1, 2009

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-9) meeting held on October 1, 2009, be adopted.

Carried 2009-998

See also Resolution 2009-993

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-166-2009:

That the agenda for the October 1, 2009, General Committee meeting be amended to include a notice of motion regarding the inclusion of caloric counts on food menus, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item F1;

And further, that the agenda for the October 1, 2009, General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-999

See also Resolutions 2009-997, 2009-1031 and 2009-1066


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee and Meenu Sikand, Specialist, Accessibility Planning Program, Presenting the 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Plan

Received 2009-1000

See also Resolution 2009-1058

D2. Ray Bacquie, Vice President, HDR/iTRANS Consulting Ltd. and Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning, Presenting a Summary of the Peel - Highway 427 Extension Area Transportation Master Plan

Received 2009-1001

See also Resolution 2009-1002

Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-C4 was dealt with.

ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C4. Peel-Highway 427 Extension Area Transportation Master Plan

RECOMMENDATION GC-167-2009:

That the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated September 11, 2009, titled “Peel-Highway 427 Extension Area Transportation Master Plan” and the supporting technical study report having the same name, be received;

And further, that a copy of the subject report and study be forwarded to the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, Metrolinx, the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Region of York, and the City of Vaughan for their information;

And further, that the Region of Peel, in consultation with the Town of Caledon, participate in Phases 3 and 4 of the Class Environmental Assessment Study managed by the City of Brampton, for the new arterial road (referred to as A2) recommended in the Peel-Highway 427 Extension Area Transportation Master Plan;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to work with staff of the City of Brampton and/or the Town of Caledon, to take appropriate actions to implement the recommendations outlined in the Peel-Highway 427 Extension Area Transportation Master Plan report;

And further, that Metrolinx be requested to expedite the provision of future inter-regional transit services, including GO Rail services to Bolton;

And further, that legal counsel for the Region be authorized to finalize the Ontario Municipal Board settlement of the C.G. Jain Investments Limited appeals (OMB File O040020 and Z030142), in accordance with the Minutes of Settlement dated March 3, 2008, which were approved by Regional Council, In Camera, on May 8, 2008.

Approved 2009-1002

See also Resolution 2009-1001

D3. Anita Stellinga, Director, Community Investment, United Way of Peel and Sandra Solonik, Acting Manager, Community Programs and Special Projects, Human Services, Presenting the Joint Community Investment Strategy Implementation and Collaborative Work on Community Planning, Financial Investment, Outcome Measurement, Capacity Building and Community Leadership

Received 2009-1003

D4. Nance J. MacDonald, General Manager, Square One Shopping Centre, OMERS Realty Management Corporation and OPGI Management GP Inc., and Peter Thoma, Partner, urbanMetrics Inc., Responding to Issues Raised at the Public Meeting held on Thursday, September 10, 2009, Regarding the Square One Application for Tourism Exemption under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Received 2009-1004


E. REPORTS AND CO M MUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

Items ETP-C5 and ETP-D1 were dealt with.

ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C5. Long Combination Vehicles - Ministry of Transportation Pilot Program Region of Peel Participation – All Wards
      Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation Division, Region of Peel and Ron Madill, Co-ordinator Vehicle Weights Dimensions, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Received 2009-1005

See also Resolution 2009-1006


ETP-D. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-D1. Joe Grogan, Resident, Email dated August 27, 2009 Regarding the Region of Peel and Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs)

Received 2009-1006

See also Resolution 2009-1005


ETP-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

ETP-A1. Agreement With Metrolinx - Regional Road 50 and Mayfield Road Commuter Parking Lot

RECOMMENDATION GC-168-2009:

That the Region of Peel enter into an agreement with Metrolinx for the Capital Cost Sharing and Operation, Maintenance and Enforcement of a Commuter Parking Lot at Regional Road 50 and Mayfield Road, consistent with the Terms and Conditions discussed in the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services and the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services, dated September 18, 2009, titled “Agreement With Metrolinx – Regional Road 50 and Mayfield Road Commuter Parking Lot”.

Approved 2009-1007

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services advised that the agreement between the Region of Peel and Metrolinx for a GO Transit commuter parking lot at Regional Road 50 and Mayfield Road is for a five year term, as requested by Metrolinx, and not two years as previously stated.

ETP-A2. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day - November 18, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-169-2009:

Whereas, the week of November 15 - 21, 2009 is being promoted by the National Geographic Society, the Association of American Geographers, University Consortium for Geographic Information Science, the United States Geological Survey, The Library of Congress, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and ESRI as Geography Awareness Week;

And whereas, November 18, 2009 has been targeted as a worldwide GIS Day;

And whereas, there will be many worldwide activities with the goal being to engage people in learning and caring about geography;

And whereas, the purpose of GIS Day is to promote the awareness and appreciation for how important Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is as an enabling technology;

And whereas, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is being used by many departments and organizations in Peel;

Therefore be it resolved, that November 18, 2009 be proclaimed “Geographic Information Systems Day” in the Region of Peel.
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Carried 2009-1008


ETP-B. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-B1. Construction of 600mm Diameter Watermain Along Countryside Drive, Part 2, Capital Project 08-1152, Document Number 2009-716N – City of Brampton, Wards 9 and 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-170-2009:

That the contract (document 2009-716N) for the construction of the 600mm Diameter Watermain along Countryside Drive, Part 2, City of Brampton, Wards 9 and 10, by direct negotiation, be awarded to London Excavators and Trucking Ltd. in the estimated amount of $5,546,832 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 08-1152, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that additional funds of $697,079 be provided to Capital Project 08-1152, financed from the Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve, R0241 for the construction of 600mm (24 inch) diameter watermain along Countryside Drive.

Approved 2009-1009

ETP-B2. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2009-4) meeting held on September 24, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-11-2009:

That the agenda for the September 24, 2009 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-1010

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Benita Grist, Resident, Regarding the Issue of Wind Blown Debris Caused by Inefficient Recycling Bins

Received 2009-1011

b) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Providing a Waste Program Update: Front-end Garbage, and Front-end Cart-based Recycling Collection Services

Received 2009-1012

c) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Presenting the Long Term Waste Management Strategy

Received 2009-1013

4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Waste Management In-House Mobile Sign Service

RECOMMENDATION WM-12-2009:

That a six-month contract position be approved immediately for the Waste Collection and Processing Section, to share in the expanding duties of the successful and growing mobile sign messaging services, until such time as one full-time equivalent (FTE) position is approved through the 2010 Waste Management Operating Budget Submission.

Approved 2009-1014

b) ETPS Community Programs Funding, Budget 2010

Received 2009-1015



ETP-C. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-C1. Amendments to By-law 57-2005 for Various Lane Designations for Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road), West of Hurontario Street to East of Valley View Drive Due to the Road Widening, Capital Project - City of Brampton, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-171-2009:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 with respect to adding westbound and southbound dual left turn lane designations at the intersection of Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) and Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 with respect to adding an eastbound right turn lane designation at the intersection of Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) and Hurontario Street, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 with respect to adding an eastbound right turn lane designation at the intersection of Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) and Colonel Bertram Road, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 with respect to adding a shared centre left turn lane designation on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road), 50 metres (164 feet) west of Valley View Drive to Summer Valley Drive, in the City of Brampton;

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

And further, that the Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police - Caledon Detachment be so advised.

Approved 2009-1016

See also Resolution 2009-1064

ETP-C2. Amendment to By-law 57-2005 for Westbound Dual Left Turn Lane Designation Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Drew Road - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-172-2009:

That a westbound dual left turn lane designation at the intersection of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Drew Road, in the City of Mississauga, be implemented;

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

And further, that the Peel Regional Police and the City of Mississauga be so advised.

Approved 2009-1017

See also Resolution 2009-1064

ETP-C3. Consulting Services for Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) and Mavis Road Intersection Improvements, Capital Project 09-4275, Document Number 2009-339P – City of Mississauga, Ward 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-173-2009:

That the contract (Document 2009-339P) for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services for the intersection improvements at Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) and Mavis Road, be awarded to R.V. Anderson Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $332,902.20 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 09-4275, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2009-1018

ETP-C4. Peel-Highway 427 Extension Area Transportation Master Plan

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1002

  ETP-C5. Long Combination Vehicles - Ministry of Transportation Pilot Program Region of Peel Participation - All Wards
      Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation Division, Region of Peel and Ron Madill, Co-ordinator Vehicle Weights Dimensions, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1005


ETP-D. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-D1. Joe Grogan, Resident, Email dated August 27, 2009 Regarding the Region of Peel and Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1006

ETP-D2. Gina van den Burg, Deputy Clerk and Supervisor of Council and Committee Services, Halton Region, Letter dated September 18, 2009 Advising that the Council of the Regional Municipality of Halton Appointed Members to the GTA-West Corridor Task Force

Received 2009-1019

ETP-D3. Joe Cressy, Campaigns Coordinator, Polaris Institute, Letter received September 28, 2009, Commending the Region of Peel for its Leadership Efforts in Promoting Municipal Water

Received 2009-1020


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-A1. Sheridan Villa Long Term Care Redevelopment Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-174-2009:

That a budget increase in the amount of five million dollars for Capital Project 04-5455 Sheridan Villa Redevelopment be approved;

And further, that interim funding for the budget increase, up to five million dollars, be provided from the Long Term Care building reserve until funding from the Province has been finalized.

Approved 2009-1021


HE-B. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-B1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC 2009 3) meeting held on September 17, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2009

That the agenda for the September 17, 2009 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-1022

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

  a) Peel Regional Paramedic Services 2008 Annual Report System Update
      Presentation by Peter Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Received 2009-1023

b) Paramedic Services 10-Year Facility Plan

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-3-2009:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with The Corporation of the City of Mississauga to commence design and construction of a co-located Fire and Paramedic Satellite Station located at 1355 Winding Trail, in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with The Corporation of the City of Mississauga to commence design and construction of a co-located Fire and Paramedic Satellite Station at 7101 Goreway Drive, in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health Services be given the delegated authority to execute the Memorandums of Understanding and any and all other documents and agreements relating to the co-locate Fire and Paramedic Stations referred to herein, including but not limited to the construction agreements, agreement of purchase and sale, design agreements, leases, project payments, and/or co-tenancy/joint ownership agreements.

Approved 2009-1024


HE-C. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-C1. Initial Provincial Report on Public Health Performance 2009

Received 2009-1025

HE-C2. Update on the Region of Peel’s Seniors’ Low-Income Dental Program

Received 2009-1026

See also Resolutions 2009-993, 2009-1027 and 2009-1028

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That one-time reserve funding in the amount of $1.2 million be allocated to decrease the wait list for the Seniors’ Dental Program.

Carried 2009-1027

See also Resolutions 2009-993, 2009-1026 and 2009-1028

Moved by Councillor Gibson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the current eligibility approach (Option 1) of the Peel Seniors’ Low-Income Dental Program as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Health Services and Medical Officer of Health, dated September 15, 2009, titled “Update on the Region of Peel’s Seniors’ Low-Income Dental Program”, be maintained.

Carried 2009-1028

See also Resolutions 2009-993, 2009-1026 and 2009-1027

Councillor Paterak requested that the Medical Officer of Health write to the Ministry of Health Promotion to advise of the decision of Regional Council to continue to fund the low income seniors’ dental program which will have a positive impact on the overall health of program participants and to urge the province to consider assuming responsibility for funding the program for the benefit of all low income seniors.


HE-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-D1. Laura Prodanyk, Chair, Ontario Breastfeeding Committee, Letter dated August 4, 2009 to Yvonne Andrade, Region of Peel Public Health, Conveying Congratulations on the Region of Peel’s Successful Attainment of the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Designation and Advising that the Accreditation Achievement Sets a Precedent for Other Community Health Services to Follow

Received 2009-1029

See also Resolution 2009-1030

HE-D2. Nigel Fisher, President and CEO, UNICEF Canada, Letter dated August 25, 2009 to Anne Fenwick, Director, Family Health Division, Conveying Congratulations on the Region of Peel’s Designation as a Baby Friendly Community Health Service by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC)

Received 2009-1030

See also Resolution 2009-1029

Additional Item – Item F1 was dealt with.

F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Notice of Motion from Councillor Groves Regarding the Inclusion of Caloric Counts on Food Menus

RECOMMENDATION GC-175-2009:

Whereas healthy eating is essential to the prevention of chronic disease;

And whereas 47 per cent of adults in Peel were classified as overweight or obese in 2005;

And whereas, 31 per cent of male and 26 per cent of female children and youth in grades seven to twelve in Peel, were classified as overweight or obese in 2005;

And whereas, eating away from the home has become increasingly popular in Canada;

And whereas, data from the 2004 Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance Survey revealed that 71 per cent of adults in Peel reported eating fast-food or at a restaurant in the week prior to the survey;

And whereas, consumers typically underestimate the caloric content of fast-food meals, which are typically higher in calories, and larger in portion size than meals prepared at home;

And whereas, publishing caloric data at the point of purchase may influence consumer purchasing decisions, as well as influence establishments to reformulate menu items;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council work with the Peel Boards of Education to support the legislation being introduced by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) which requires calorie counts to be listed adjacent to items on menus and menu boards at chain restaurants and school cafeterias in Peel.

To be considered at the October 8, 2009 Regional Council meeting 2009-1031

See also Resolutions 2009-997, 2009-999 and 2009-1066


ITEMS RELATED HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Child Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario - Peel Children’s Aid

RECOMMENDATION GC-176-2009:

Whereas, the month of October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario and Canada;

And whereas, a public education and prevention are the best ways to end the neglect and abuse of children;

And whereas, this month is a time to focus on building awareness for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in our community;

And whereas, the Region of Peel, through its many programs and services, including Children’s Services, Ontario Works, Peel Living, Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program, Child and Reproductive Health Programs, Peel Regional Police Services and our responsibility to Peel’s Children Charter of Rights demonstrates a commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the children of the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the purple ribbon, the symbol of Child Abuse Prevention Month, is a reminder that the problem of child abuse and neglect continues and will require all of us to become involved to keep children safe and healthy;

And whereas, children are vital to the growth and spirit of communities;

Therefore be it resolved, that the month of October, 2009 be proclaimed “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-1032

See also Resolution 2009-1037

HS-A2. Update on Economic Recession and Human Services Program Impacts

RECOMMENDATION GC-177-2009:

That the Ontario Works 2009 Council approved complement level be increased by 44 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) positions to 336.5 FTE to address Social Assistance caseload increase per Council Resolution 2009-644.

Approved 2009-1033


HS-B. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-B1. Week of the Child – October 17 to 25, 2009, Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day – October 21, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-178-2009:

Whereas, the Region of Peel, Human Services provide leadership in the effective planning, management, development and delivery of a range of high quality child care services in the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the Region of Peel operates 12 Learn.Play.Care Child Care Centres with 850 licensed spaces throughout Brampton and Mississauga, providing financial assistance so that families can access high quality licensed early learning and child care, and support programs throughout Peel;

And whereas, the Region of Peel’s Learn.Play.Care Child Care Centres offer children an inclusive learning environment where they develop intellectually by receiving early learning opportunities in all aspects of the program;

And whereas, access to and informed choices about child care allow parents to participate in the workforce or increase skills through training and education;

And whereas, children are vital to the growth and spirit of communities;

And whereas, Regional Council accepted, endorsed and supported the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights, presented by Success by Six on May 24, 2007;

Therefore be it resolved, that October 17 to 25, 2009, be proclaimed “Week of the Child” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-1034

RECOMMENDATION GC-179-2009:

Whereas, thirty-five years of research confirms the benefits of high quality early learning and child care for young children’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development and later life outcomes;

And whereas, child care promotes the well-being of children and responds to the needs of parents, child care workers and the broader community by supporting quality of life so that citizens can fully participate in and contribute to the economic and social life of their community;

And whereas, recent studies clearly show trained and knowledgeable child care workers are the most important element in quality child care, and further that good wages and working conditions are associated with higher job satisfaction and morale, lower staff turnover, all of which predict higher quality child care;

Therefore be it resolved, that October 21, 2009 be proclaimed the ninth annual “Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel in recognition of the influence, dedication and commitment of child care workers and early childhood educators to children, their families, and the quality of life of the community.

Carried 2009-1035


HS-C. ONTARIO WORKS IN PEEL

HS-C1. Caseflo Employment Management Tool Document 2009 – 610N

RECOMMENDATION GC-180-2009:

That the federal screening developed for the Guaranteed Income Supplement be utilized to determine financial eligibility for the Peel Seniors Low-Income Dental Program;

And further, that staff be authorized to directly negotiate a three year contract (Document 2009-610N) with WCG International Consultants Ltd. (WCG) for CaseFLO Employment Management Tool (CaseFLO) and first year employment support, in the estimated amount of $342,435 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that the Director of Purchasing be authorized to extend the contract with WCG for employment support and for the CaseFLO solution maintenance as required for continuation of the program subject to satisfactory pricing, budget, performance, and service;

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

Approved 2009-1036


HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Paul Zarnke, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid, Letter to Peel Regional Chair Kolb, dated August 18, 2009 Providing Information on Statistics of Child Abuse in the Peel Community and the Peel Children’s Aid Child Abuse Prevention Campaign and Requesting that the Region of Peel Officially Proclaim October 2009 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in the Regional Municipality of Peel

Received 2009-1037

See also Resolution 2009-1032


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Owner: Toonie Loonie Car Wash (Bolton) Inc. Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-181-2009:

That the encroachment on Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) located on the east side of Highway 50 south of McEwan Drive being a site sign with a concrete base on the property municipally known as 12621 Highway 50 in the Town of Caledon be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated September 14, 2009 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Toonie Loonie Car Wash (Bolton) Inc.;

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

Approved 2009-1038

See also Resolution 2009-1064


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2009-7) meeting held on September 22, 2009

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-18-2009:

That the minutes of the June 23, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2009-6), be approved.

Approved 2009-1039

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-19-2009:

That the agenda for the September 22, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include an additional item regarding the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Consultation with Charles Beer, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the September 22, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1040

See also Resolution 2009-1057

Items 5b, 5c and 5a were dealt with.

5. PRESENTATIONS

b. Robb Dods, Manager, and Melody Gonsalvez, Project Manager, Asset Preservation, Real Property Asset Management, Employee and Business Services, Presenting Peel’s Position on the Proposed Built Environment Standard

Received 2009-1041

See also Resolutions 2009-1047 and 2009-1049

RECOMMENDATION AAC-20-2009:

That the recommendations for the Built Environment Standard as outlined in the presentation of the Manager of Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel at the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting held on September 22, 2009, be endorsed.

Approved 2009-1042

c. Edward Wong, Manager, Asset Renewal and Construction, Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel, Presenting the Initial Design of the Peel Heritage Complex, City of Brampton, Ward 3

RECOMMENDATION AAC-21-2009:

That the site plan overview provided to the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) on September 22, 2009 regarding the Peel Heritage Complex, City of Brampton, Ward 3, be received;

And further, that the site plan for the afore-mentioned project be approved, in principle, subject to additional information and proposed changes to be provided at the October 20, 2009 Region or Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting.

Approved 2009-1043

a. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel, Presenting the Draft 2009 Region of Peel Annual Accessibility Plan

Received 2009-1044

RECOMMENDATION AAC-22-2009:

That the 7th Annual Region of Peel Accessibility Plan dated September 2009, as amended, with the endorsement of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), be forwarded to Regional Council attached to a report from the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services for approval.

Approved 2009-1045

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), Press Release dated June 18, 2009, titled “Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Opposes Bill C-384”

Received 2009-1046

b. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated July 15, 2009, Advising that the Draft Built Environment Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has been Released for Public Review

Received 2009-1047

See also Resolutions 2009-1041 and 2009-1049

c. AODA Alliance, E-mail dated July 21, 2009, Advising of a Letter sent to Three Cabinet Ministers regarding the 2007 Election Pledge made by the Premier on Teaching School Students and Professional Trainees about Disability Accessibility

Received 2009-1048

d. Christine Norris, President, Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), Letter dated July 29, 2009, Addressed to Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, Regarding the Accessible Built Environment Standard – Consultation Period

Received 2009-1049

See also Resolutions 2009-1041 and 2009-1047

e. Business Takes Action, July 2009 Newsletter

Received 2009-1050

f. Enermodal Engineering, Article titled “Green Social Housing: Good for People, Good for the Environment”

Received 2009-1051

g. Toronto Star, Article dated August 10, 2009, titled “Renovating for the Needs of the Disabled”

Received 2009-1052

h. Toronto Star, Article dated August 19, 2009, titled “Discrimination in Rental Housing Focus of Human Rights Report”

Received 2009-1053

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel, Presenting the Draft 2009 Region of Peel Annual Accessibility Plan

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2009-1044 and 2009-1045

b. Robb Dods, Manager, Asset Preservation, Employee and Business Services, Region of Peel, Presenting Peel’s Position on the Proposed Built Environment Standard

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1041

c. Edward Wong, Manager, Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel, Presenting the Initial Design of the Peel Heritage Complex, City of Brampton, Ward 3

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1043

6. REPORTS

  a. Monthly Activity Report – July/August/September 2009 (Oral)
      Update by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Deferred to the October 20, 2009 AAC meeting 2009-1054

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

Deferred to the October 20, 2009 AAC meeting 2009-1055

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

Deferred to the October 20, 2009 AAC meeting 2009-1056

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Consultation with Charles Beer

Received 2009-1057

See also Resolution 2009-1040


MA-B2. 2009 Accessibility Plan

RECOMMENDATION GC-182-2009:

That the seventh annual Region of Peel Accessibility Plan, prepared in consultation with the Accessibility Planning Steering Committee (Steering Committee) and the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), be approved.

Approved 2009-1058

See also Resolution 2009-1000

MA-B3. 2010 Budget Process and Preliminary Estimates

RECOMMENDATION GC-183-2009:

That the timelines for the 2010 Budget Process as set out in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated October 1, 2009, titled “2010 Budget Process and Preliminary Estimates”, be approved;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB);

And further, that the Board be requested to submit its budget along with all documentation required for presentation to Regional Council by October 31, 2009.

Approved 2009-1059

MA-B4. 2010 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule

RECOMMENDATION GC-184-2009:

That the 2010 Regional Council and Committee schedule, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services dated September 16, 2009, titled “2010 Regional Council and Committee Meeting Schedule” be approved.

Approved 2009-1060


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. R. Horst, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Letter dated September 15, 2009, Regarding the Scattering of Ritual Offerings and Ashes of Cremation on Water

Received 2009-1061

MA-C2. Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated September 28, 2009, Requesting Municipalities to Respond to the Public Review Regarding the Proposed Accessible Built Environment Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

Referred to Corporate Services 2009-1062

See also Resolution 2009-1065


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item F1:

F1. Motion from Councillor Groves Regarding the Inclusion of Caloric Counts on Food Menus

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1031


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-185-2009:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1 and G2, be forwarded to the October 8, 2009 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2009-1063

See also Resolutions 2009-1070 and 2009-1071

2. Staff Reports

a) Halton/Peel Boundary Adjustment Proposal (Ninth Line Corridor)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-994


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 92-2009: A by-law to designate west to south dual left turn lanes, south to east dual left turn lanes and an east to south right turn lane at the intersection of Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) and Hurontario Street, an east to south right turn lane at the intersection of Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) and Colonel Bertram Road and a shared centre left turn lane on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) 50 metres west of Valley View Drive to Summer Valley Drive 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 102-2009: A by-law to designate dual west to south left turn lanes, at the intersection of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Drew 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 104-2009: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 50 in the Town of Caledon.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
92-2009, 102-2009 and 104-2009 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 2009-1064

See also Resolutions 2009-1016, 2009-1017 and 2009-1038

By-law 105-2009: A by-law under the Retail Business Holidays Act to permit retail business establishments in and in the vicinity of the Square One Shopping Centre in the City of Mississauga to be open on holidays for the maintenance or development of tourism.

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1075


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Motion Regarding Harmonization of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) Built Environment Standard

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the recommendations and ‘Case for Harmonization of the AODA Standards’ regarding the proposed Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) Built Environment standard as outlined in the AMO Member Communication dated September 28, 2009, be endorsed;

And further, that AMO and the Ministry of Community and Social Services be so advised.

Carried 2009-1065

See also Resolution 2009-1062


10. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Motion from Councillor Groves Regarding the Inclusion of Caloric Counts on Food Menus

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

Whereas healthy eating is essential to the prevention of chronic disease;

And whereas 47 per cent of adults in Peel were classified as overweight or obese in 2005;

And whereas, 31 per cent of male and 26 per cent of female children and youth in grades seven to twelve in Peel, were classified as overweight or obese in 2005;

And whereas, eating away from the home has become increasingly popular in Canada;

And whereas, data from the 2004 Rapid Risk Factor Surveillance Survey revealed that 71 per cent of adults in Peel reported eating fast-food or at a restaurant in the week prior to the survey;

And whereas, consumers typically underestimate the caloric content of fast-food meals, which are typically higher in calories, and larger in portion size than meals prepared at home;

And whereas, publishing caloric data at the point of purchase may influence consumer purchasing decisions, as well as influence establishments to reformulate menu items;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council work with the Peel Boards of Education to support the legislation being introduced by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) which requires calorie counts to be listed adjacent to items on menus and menu boards at chain restaurants and school cafeterias in Peel.

Carried 2009-1066

See also Resolutions 2009-997, 2009-999 and 2009-1031


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 11:14 a.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, a motion was placed, and was carried, to move into closed session to consider the following subject matters:

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That Council proceed “In Camera” to consider the In Camera report of the General Committee meeting held on October 1, 2009 and a Council report relating to the following:

• Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose)

Additional Item – Item 11.2.b:

• The security of the property of the municipality or local board

Carried 2009-1067

Councillor Miles departed at 11:30 a.m. due to other municipal business.
Councillor Fennell departed at 11:32 a.m.

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That Council proceed out of “In Camera”.

Carried 2009-1068

Council moved out of closed session at 11:35 a.m.

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That items 11.2.a and 11.2.b listed on the October 8, 2009 Regional Council meeting be received;

And further, that the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Items 11.1.a listed on the October 8, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2009-1069

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-9) meeting held on October 1, 2009

G1. Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations Involving the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

RECOMMENDATION GC-186-2008:

That the Memorandum of Agreement to alter the Collective Agreement between the Regional Municipality of Peel and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) representing employees in the Long-Term Care Centres, be ratified;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms and provisions as negotiated;

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

Carried 2009-1070

See also Resolution 2009-1063

G2. Provincial Medical Officer of Health/Associate Medical Officer of Health Compensation Initiative (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

Received 2009-1071

See also Resolution 2009-1063

2. Staff Reports

a) Application for the Exemption of the Square One Shopping Centre Area from Some Holiday Closing Requirements Under the Retail Business Holidays Act for the Maintenance or Development of Tourism (Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose)

Received 2009-1072

See also Resolutions 2009-1064 and 2009-1073

Councillor Dale placed the following motion:

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That an exemption to the Retail Business Holidays Act be approved for Square One;

And further, that By-law 105-2009 be presented to Council for enactment.

Councillor Dale requested a recorded vote.

  In favour:

E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, G. Gibson, N. Iannicca,K. Mahoney, S. McFadden, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi,C. Parrish, M. Prentice, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson

  Total: 17
     
  Opposed: R. Paterak
  Total: 1
     
  Absent:

S. Fennell, A. Groves, H. McCallion, G. Miles, P. Saito, R. Whitehead

  Total: 6

Carried 2009-1073

See also Resolutions 2009-1072 and 2009-1075

Additional Item – Item 11.2.b:

b) Potential for Illicit Activity at Regionally Operated Shelters (The security of the property of the municipality or local board (Oral)

Received 2009-1074

See also Resolution 2009-996

By-law 105-2009 was presented for enactment.

Three Readings:

By-law 105-2009: A by-law under the Retail Business Holidays Act to permit retail business establishments in and in the vicinity of the Square One Shopping Centre in the City of Mississauga to be open on holidays for the maintenance or development of tourism.

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That By-law 105-2009 listed on the Regional Council agenda, 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 2009-1075

See also Resolutions 2009-1072 and 2009-1073



12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 103-2009 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on October 8, 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 2009-1076


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:38 a.m.


J. Payne
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Deputy Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair