October 29, 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. Committee Reports
  7.1a) Report of the Public Meeting Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 23 held on September 17, 2009
  7.1b) Report of the Public Meeting Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 24 held on October 8, 2009
  7.1c) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-10) meeting held on October 22, 2009
 
  Staff Reports
  7.2a) Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) Program Recap
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 29, 2009

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 10:09 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Sanderson recited the prayer.

Members:

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

Members Absent:

S. McFadden , due to illness; M. Prentice, due to illness

Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; J.  Menard, 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 M anagement; A. Macintyre, Acting 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) October 8, 2009, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Adams,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 8, 2009 be approved.

Carried 2009-1077


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the agenda for the October 29, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2009-1078

Additional Item:

HINI Mass Immunization Update (Oral)

Received 2009-1079

See also Resolution 2009-1201

Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services and Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel provided an update on the H1N1 flu and the immunization clinics.

Dr. Mowat reported that the number of H1N1 cases being reported continues to increase and school absenteeism is up, as are the number of H1N1 positive lab results. There has also been a significant increase in call volumes at the Region of Peel call centre. Reports from local hospitals indicate that, although visits to emergency rooms have increased significantly, just under one-third of the patients are reporting flu related symptoms. To date, hospitals have not experienced an increase in admissions as a result of the flu, as most cases are mild.

Dr. Mowat stated that the Region will continue to receive vaccine from the Provincial government on a weekly basis and there will be enough for every person who wants to be inoculated. There has been a considerable turnout of people at the advance flu clinic which is operating from October 27, 2009 through October 29, 2009 at the International Centre in Mississauga. Four clinics will be operational on Monday, November 2, 2009 and will run seven days a week until December 11, 2009, if demand continues.

Dr. Mowat reported that many of the potential flu clinic locations did not meet the site requirements set by the Provincial government. The location of the four flu clinics will not be convenient for everyone in the Region, however, staff are exploring the possibility of setting up smaller clinics in some of the under-serviced areas.

Janette Smith advised that Regional staff are working with the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and local hospitals to set up flu assessment centres where people suffering from flu-like symptoms may receive a medical assessment and anti-viral medication where medically appropriate.

Councillor Sanderson asked if the Region is still using the term swine flu when referring to the H1N1 outbreak. Dr. Mowat responded that the official name is Pandemic Strain H1N1 Virus but the term swine flu is still in use.

Councillor Sanderson expressed his concern that there are no flu clinics in central or west Brampton. He stated that his office has been inundated with calls on the issue. He advised that he contacted City of Brampton staff and was informed that nine different central and west Brampton locations were offered for flu clinics but had been deemed unsuitable by Regional staff.

Janette Smith responded that the Provincial government has set out detailed specifications for flu clinic locations and conditions. Any facility under consideration must be available for three months and there are requirements for parking, refrigeration of the vaccine and an available computer system for recording information. The four sites chosen all met those logistical requirements. Once the flu clinics are operational beginning November 2, 2009, Regional staff will explore the possibility of setting up additional flu clinics.

Councillor Fennell thanked Dr. Mowat for accepting an invitation to speak at the next Brampton City Council meeting. She noted that there are conflicting reports in the media about the H1N1 virus which is causing a great deal of confusion among residents. Councillor Fennell suggested that buffet style food service should be discontinued and that hygiene protocols need to be adhered to.

Councillor Groves inquired if family doctors are able to administer the vaccine through their offices. Dr. Mowat reported that initially, some family doctors were not interested in administering the vaccine but now many are indicating they wish to provide the vaccine to their patients. Delivery of the vaccine to family doctors began on October 28, 2009.

Councillor Morrison invited Dr. Mowat to speak at the November 3, 2009 Town of Caledon Council meeting. She offered to make bulletin boards at Caledon arenas and community centres available to post information related to flu clinics. Councillor Morrison thanked Dr. Mowat for providing earlier dates for the Bolton flu clinic and the flu clinic on the west side of Caledon.

Councillor McCallion asked if, in an effort to get more people to the flu clinics, Mississauga Transit could be utilized to provide transportation from the Square One hub to the clinic located at the International Centre. Dr. Mowat responded that wait times could become an issue however, he supported the proposal that Mississauga Transit provide transportation service to and from the flu clinic at the International Centre.

Councillor McCallion undertook to contact Mississauga Transit to determine if they are able to assist in transporting people to the flu clinic at the International Centre.

Councillor Miles suggested that there should be more emphasis on referrals to family doctors for vaccination and expressed her concern at the number of people choosing not to get the H1N1 shot. She stated that more needs to be done to educate the public about the importance of getting the H1N1 vaccine.

Dr. Mowat responded that the initial focus has been concentrated on setting up the flu clinics and distributing the vaccine and now that the processes are in place, there will be a greater emphasis on informing the public that family doctors will be administering the vaccines.

Councillor Sanderson asked if there is any charge for the flu vaccine if administered by a family doctor and was advised by Dr. Mowat that there is no charge for the vaccine whether it is administered at a clinic or by a family physician.

Councillor Sanderson enquired if people from outside the Region of Peel are going to the flu clinic at the International Centre. Dr. Mowat reported that there are people from Toronto going to the International Centre clinic however, it is not a concern as the emphasis is on ensuring everyone who wants the vaccine, receives it. He added that the Provincial government will reimburse the Region costs on a per shot basis.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Shelly White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel and Evelyn Myrie, Executive Director, Peel Newcomer Strategy, Providing an Update on the Peel Newcomer Strategy Consultation

Received 2009-1080

See also Resolutions 2009-1081 and 2009-1082

Shelly White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel, stated that in developing the Peel Newcomer Strategy, the goal was to create a model that would assist newcomers integrate into the community, as well as, to identify gaps in existing services.

Evelyn Myrie, Executive Director, Peel Newcomer Strategy, reported that in order to understand the needs of newcomers, over 100 stakeholder groups were brought together in order to develop the Peel Newcomer Strategy. A major focus of the strategy is to develop programs to reduce child poverty and assist newcomers with finding employment.

Councillor Groves noted that language continues to be a challenge for many newcomers to Peel and asked what is being done to address the issue.

Evelyn Myrie responded that language service providers were among the stakeholders involved in the development of the Peel Newcomer Strategy and that there is an emphasis on improving services for people who require them.

Councillor Groves enquired if Caledon Community Services was involved in the development of the Peel Newcomer Strategy and was advised by Shelley White that Caledon Community Services was somewhat engaged in the process.

Councillor Groves stated that Caledon Community Services should be more involved as Caledon will see a significant increase in their immigrant population over the next ten to 20 years.

Councillor Groves asked what steps are being taken to address the funding requirements needed for programs to assist newcomers with their integration.

Shelley White responded that the process for developing the Peel Newcomer Strategy resulted in a greater understanding of the service gaps in the community. The United Way continues to work with Fair Share Peel and meets with Peel-area Members of Provincial Parliament in order to lobby for additional funds.

Councillor Groves noted the challenges in recognizing foreign credentials and asked what is being done to streamline this process.

Shelley White reported that the Peel Newcomer Strategy identified the recognition of foreign credentials as a key issue in their labour market strategy. The local Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade were among the stakeholder groups involved in the process and steps are being taken to improve the process for recognizing foreign credentials.

Councillor Mullin asked what percentage of immigrants are sponsored by individuals or groups.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, responded that recent reports indicate that 65 per cent of immigrants are independent, 30 per cent are sponsored and five per cent are refugees.

b) Dr. Chandrakant Shah, Professor Emeritus and Dr. Sarah Wayland, Researcher, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Providing an Overview of the Immigration Discussion Papers

Received 2009-1081

See also Resolutions 2009-1080 and 2009-1082

Councillor Moore departed at 12:10 p.m. due to a personal matter.

Dr. Chandrakant Shah, Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, stated that the Region of Peel needs to adopt a corporate strategy to achieve a goal over the next five years to have 25 per cent of its staff reflect the diverse community they serve. He suggested that Regional Council receive an annual report on the rate of progress in this regard.

Dr. Sarah Wayland, Researcher, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, reported that aside from language and settlement programs, the human services that immigrants require do not differ greatly from the broader population. Immigrants do face distinct barriers to accessing services and the support they need. The six discussion papers produced on the immigrant settlement issue focused on three strategies and solutions for improving the integration of newcomers. These were promoting social inclusion; strengthening neighbourhood and immigrant communities and implementing and supporting the development of regional services that are accessible, available and adequate.

Councillor Sprovieri noted the financial success that second generation immigrants are achieving in Peel Region. Dr. Wayland agreed that the children of immigrants are finding success but their parents continue to struggle to find employment.

Councillor McCallion asked if there has been progress with respect to professional associations accepting and registering individuals with foreign credentials. Dr. Wayland confirmed that there have been advances in recognizing foreign credentials but that more needs to be done.

Item 5.d was dealt with.

d) Giancarlo Cristiano, Social Policy Analyst, and Rekha Lakhani, Project Leader, Peel Immigration Web Portal, Demonstrating the Peel Immigration Web Portal

Received 2009-1082

See also Resolutions 2009-1080 and 2009-1081

Giancarlo Cristiano, Social Policy Analyst, reported that the Peel Immigration Web Portal was launched in November, 2008 and is one of 21 municipal immigration sites in Ontario. The Region of Peel received $400,000 from the Provincial government to set up this website. Rekha Lakhani, Project Leader, provided a live demonstration of the information available on the Peel Immigration Web Portal.

Councillor Palleschi expressed concern that there are not enough resources available to provide services required by newcomers to the Region and that the Federal and Provincial governments need to play a larger role in ensuring that services are available to newcomers.

Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, responded that the Region of Peel continues to advocate at both the provincial and federal levels for additional funds for newcomer programs and that there is also a need to make the best use of the resources that are currently available.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, stated that there is a need to look at immigration from a macro standpoint. The Region needs immigration to be successful. There is a disproportionate draw on property taxes during the integration period for newcomers as they contribute to federal and provincial government revenue through income and sales taxes but are not home owners who pay property taxes.

Councillor Fennell noted that there are gaps in the information related to events that are taking place in Brampton and more information needs to be added to the site. She also suggested that there should be a clear link to the web portal available on the Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon websites. Councillor Fennell requested that Council offices be provided with a supply of information cards related to the web portal.

Councillor McCallion stated the importance of matching immigrant skills to the needs of the community and that professional organizations need to improve the process for recognizing foreign credentials.

Councillor Whitehead noted that immigration has been the primary driver of growth in the Region of Peel for decades. He emphasized the importance of the federal and provincial government providing the funding required to assist newcomers to the Region to integrate into the community.

c) Paul Zarnke, Executive Director and Dan Labrecque, President, Peel Children’s Aid Society (CAS), Discussing the Provincial Funding Cuts to the Children’s Aid Society

Received 2009-1083

See also Resolutions 2009-1084 to 2009-1087 inclusive

Dan Labrecque, President, and Paul Zarnke, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid (CAS) provided an overview of the circumstances which have resulted in insufficient funding for child protection services and an inequitable, complex funding model. They advised that for the 2009/2010 fiscal year, Peel Children’s Aid is expected to deliver the same level of service as in previous years, with $1.4 million less funding than last year and an overall funding shortfall of $2.1 million. To address the shortfall, Peel Children’s Aid will need to cut its workforce by 14 per cent (24 staff positions, annualized). The funding shortfall will also seriously impede the ability of the CAS to fulfill the legal duties under the Child and Family Services Act.

Paul Zarnke stated that the support of the Region of Peel is very much appreciated and requested that, to maintain services to children and families, Regional Council endorse the Sustainability Commission in conducting a review; reforming the current funding model to reflect the changes in how CASs are protecting children, and for addressing the funding and service inequities for Peel citizens.

Councillor Morrison stated that the Region of Peel needs to take a strong position on protecting children who require the support and assistance of Children’s Aid.

Councillor Miles concurred with the statements made by Councillor Morrison and requested that Regional Council clearly communicate the sentiment that it believes the protection of vulnerable children in our community is everyone’s first responsibility. Councillor Miles suggested that all members of Regional Council need to invest skills and resources into changing the underfunding of services. She further suggested that an emergency meeting be held with Peel-area MPPs to seek their assistance in rectifying a deplorable situation for children at risk.

Councillor McCallion noted that there are many prevention programs geared to children at risk and the Children’s Aid serves children who are in immediate need. She stated that the focus of advocacy efforts should be on the insolvency of all provincial CASs; not just Peel and that the Region of Peel should be prepared to assist the CAS, in the absence of provincial support. Councillor McCallion requested that the CAS report to Regional Council for funding consideration before reducing service to children in care.

Councillor Saito stated that although, this is a provincial responsibility, the Region of Peel will do what it takes to take care of its most vulnerable residents. She further stated that should funding by the Region be required that it be managed in a way that would embarrass the Province for not meeting its responsibilities. Councillor Saito recognized the important services provided by the Peel CAS and offered her support and assurances that the Region of Peel will not let the children down. Councillor Saito advised that the issue of funding for the Peel CAS will be added to the agenda for the upcoming Region of Peel Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting, as a priority item.

Councillor Parrish suggested that the use of professional lobby firms who have access to Ministers and their assistants could assist in ensuring communications are targeted to the right audience. She further suggested that CAS staff invite the media to see, first hand, the importance of the services provided to children in need.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillors McCallion and Fennell;

That Council believes protection of children in need is everyone’s first responsibility;

And further, that Regional Council agrees that the resolution of this issue is its number one priority;

And further, that a declaration be developed for signature by all members of Regional Council and all Peel-area MPPs and MPs calling for the Ontario Government to move without delay in protecting Peel children by responding to the Auditor General’s call for the Government to implement processes to ensure all Children's Aid Societies (CASs) are adequately funded and in accordance with their communities’ specific needs;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council on MPPs and MPs who refuse to speak out for the children and families of Peel by not signing the declaration.

Councillor Thompson requested a recorded vote.

  In favour:

E. Adams, G. Carlson, C. Corbasson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, G. Gibson, A. Groves,N. Iannicca, H. McCallion, G. Miles, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, C. Parrish, R. Paterak, P. Saito, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson

  Total: 19
     
  Opposed: Nil
  Total: 0
     
  Absent:

K. Mahoney, S. McFadden, E. Moore, M. Prentice, R. Whitehead

  Total: 5

Carried unanimously 2009-1084

See also Resolutions 2009-1083, 2009-1085 to 2009-1087 inclusive

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillors McCallion and Fennell;

That should, despite the concerns raised by the community, the Province of Ontario fail to adequately fund Peel Children’s Aid, that the Children’s Aid Society report to Regional Council for funding consideration before reducing services to children in care.

Carried 2009-1085

See also Resolutions 2009-1083, 2009-1086 and 2009-1087

Regional Chair Kolb undertook to request an emergency meeting with the Premier of Ontario and area-municipal Mayors to discuss this matter.

d) Giancarlo Cristiano, Social Policy Analyst, and Rekha Lakhani, Project Leader, Peel Immigration Web Portal, Demonstrating the Peel Immigration Web Portal

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1082


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 22, 2009, Advising of Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance, Fall Economic Statement

Received 2009-1086

See also Resolutions 2009-1083 to 2009-1085 inclusive and 2009-1087

b) News Release and Funding Fact Sheet: From Peel Children’s Aid, dated October 14, 2009, Reporting that Peel Children’s Aid Faces a $2.1 Million Deficit and Services to Vulnerable Children are at Risk

Received 2009-1087

See also Resolutions 2009-1083 to 2009-1086 inclusive and 2009-1213


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the Public Meeting Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 23 held on September 17, 2009

Moved by Councillor Gibson,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the report of the Public Meeting regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 23 held on September 17, 2009, be adopted.

Carried 2009-1088

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions regarding this Amendment at this public meeting or does not make any written submissions before this proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted by the Regional Municipality of Peel, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) may dismiss all or part of an appeal.

3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Jeff Payne, Deputy Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, as amended, by publication in the following news media:

Brampton Guardian – August 26, 2009
Mississauga News – August 26, 2009
Caledon Enterprise – August 27, 2009
Caledon Citizen – August 26, 2009

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of August 26, 2009 (www.peelregion.ca) and the Draft Official Plan Amendment was available to the public on the website as of the same date.

4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of this proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA), that they should give their full name, address, postal code, and telephone number, in writing, at the Clerk’s reception counter prior to leaving the meeting.

5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

a) Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 (ROPA 23) as it Relates to Regional Housing Strategy

Received 2009-1089

6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

i) Elizabeth Gormley-Cox, Resident, Discussing the Inclusion of Definitions from the Residential Tenancies Act and Conditions Needed to Limit Overcrowding

Received 2009-1090

ii) Sam Ward, Resident, Discussing Discrimination, Limitations and Difficulties in Finding Suitable Housing for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Received 2009-1091

iii) Shirley Vanden Berg, Resident, Discussing Discrimination, Limitations and Difficulties faced by the Blind and Visually Impaired in Finding Suitable Housing

Received 2009-1092

b) Written Submissions

i) Thomas McKay, Constable Crime Prevention Services, Peel Regional Police, Email dated July 10, 2009 Advising that Peel Regional Police have No Comments Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22

Received 2009-1093

ii) Jason Afonso, Planning Department, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Email dated July 20, 2009 Advising that the Board has No Concerns or Objections to the Proposed Amendment to the Region of Peel Official Plan Housing Policies

Received 2009-1094

iii) Grand Chief Randall Phillips, Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Letter dated July 22, 2009 Acknowledging Receipt of Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 and Providing Comments

Received 2009-1095

iv) Jennifer Lawrence, Manager, Environmental Planning, Conservation Halton, Email dated July 31, 2009, Acknowledging Receipt of Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 and Advising of No Comments from Conservation Halton

Received 2009-1096

v) Mary Hall, Director of Planning & Development, Town of Caledon, Report dated August 4, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 – Housing Policies

Received 2009-1097

vi) Jeannette Gillezeau, Senior Director, Economic Consulting, Altus Group, Letter dated September 14, 2009, Providing Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 – Housing Policies

Received 2009-1098

vii) Lisa Grbinicek, Senior Strategic Advisor, Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), Letter dated September 12, 2009, Providing Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 – Housing Policies

Received 2009-1099

viii) Colin Chung, Partner, Glen Schnarr and Associates Inc., Letter dated September 16, 2009, Providing Comments on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 23 – Housing Policies

Received 2009-1100

b) Report of the Public Meeting Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 24 held on October 8, 2009

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the report of the Public Meeting regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 24 held on October 8, 2009, be adopted.

Carried 2009-1101

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:40 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions regarding this Amendment at this public meeting or does not make any written submissions before this proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted by the Regional Municipality of Peel, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) may dismiss all or part of an appeal.

3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Jeff Payne, Deputy Clerk, stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, as amended, by publication in the following news media:

Brampton Guardia – August 26, 2009
Mississauga News – August 26, 2009
Caledon Enterprise – August 26, 2009
Caledon Citizen – August 28, 2009

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of August 26, 2009 (www.peelregion.ca) and the Draft Official Plan Amendment was available to the public on the website as of the same date.

4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of this proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA), that they should give their full name, address, postal code, and telephone number, in writing, at the Clerk’s reception counter prior to leaving the meeting.

5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

a) Arvin Prasad, Director, Planning Policy and Research Division, Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 (ROPA 24) as it Relates to Growth Management, Employment Lands, and Greenbelt Conformity

Received 2009-1102

6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

i) Joseph Toneguzzo, Director, Transmission Integration, Ontario Power Authority (OPA), Presenting on the Need for the Protection of Corridors in the Peel Region

Received 2009-1103

ii) Gilbert Boland, President, Venta Investments Ltd., Presenting on Reserving the Right of Way for Due North Extension of Highway 410 to East-West Transportation Corridor (Highway 413)

Received 2009-1104

See also Resolution 2009-1118

iii) Chris Anningson, Resident, Region of Peel, Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Withdrawn 2009-1105

See also Resolution 2009-1139

iv) Joyce Sinton, Resident, City of Mississauga, Speaking in Support of Considering the Health Effects of Planning Decisions with Respect to Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1106

Additional Items – Items 6a.v to 6a.vii inclusive

v) Philip Stewart, Pound and Stewart Associates Limited, Speaking on Behalf of Orlando Corporation with Respect to Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1107

See also Resolution 2009-1136

vi) Clare Riepma, President, Riepma Consultants Inc. on Behalf of Alloa Landowners Association, Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1108

See also Resolution 2009-1140

vii) Adriano Conti, Landowner, Town of Caledon, Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1109

See also Resolution 2009-1137

b) Written Submissions

iv) Christina Lo, Policy Planner, City of Brampton, Letter dated June 16, 2009, Providing City of Brampton Staff Response in Regards to Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 Including Greenbelt Conformity Policies

Received 2009-1110

v) Tom Smith, VP Development, Smart!Centres, Email dated July 22, 2009, Providing Comments and Recommendations for Employment Land Restrictions in the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1111

vi) John Corbett, Commissioner, Planning Design and Development, and Adrian Smith, Director, Planning and Land Development Services, City of Brampton, Report dated August 10, 2009, Providing Comments from the City of Brampton on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1112

vii) Grand Chief Randall Phillips, Association of Iroquios and Allied Indians, Letter dated August 12, 2009, Providing Feedback on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1113

viii) Glen Schnarr, Glen Schnarr and Associates Inc., Letter dated August 27, 2009, Providing Comments on the Tullamore Settlement Study Area Extension in the Town of Caledon

Received 2009-1114

ix) David Burnett, Manager, Provincial and Regional Policy, Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, Letter dated August 27, 2009, Providing Feedback on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1115

x) Jennifer Lawrence, Manager, Environmental Planning, Conservation Halton, Letter dated August 28, 2009, Advising of Conservation Halton’s Referral of Proposed Regional Official Amendment 24 Review to Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Received 2009-1116

xi) Lisa Grbinicek, Senior Strategic Advisor, Niagara Escarpment Commission, Letter dated September 1, 2009, Providing Comments to the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1117

xii) Jason Afonso, Planner, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Letter dated September 3, 2009, Providing Comments and Concerns in regards to the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1118

xiii) Paul Mountford, Intermediate Planning Officer, Peel District School Board, Letter dated September 8, 2009, Providing Responses from the Board in Regards to the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1119

xiv) Glen Schnarr, Glen Schnarr and Associates Inc., Letter dated September 8, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 on Behalf of the Mayfield West Phase 2 (MWP2) Landowner Group, in the Town of Caledon

Received 2009-1120

xv) David L. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel, Letter dated September 9, 2009, Supporting the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1121

xvi) Glen Schnarr, Glen Schnarr and Associates Inc., Letter dated September 11, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 on Behalf of Northam Realty Ltd. and Diamandcorp

Received 2009-1122

xvii) Andrew Walker, Associate Planner, Gagnon Law Bozzo, Letter dated September 15, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 on Behalf of the North West Brampton Landowners Group Inc.

Received 2009-1123

xviii) Ricardo Gascon, Manager, Community Services, Alton Neighbourhood Services, Letter dated September 28, 2009, Providing Comments Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1124

xix) Glenn Gumulka, Executive Director, Smart Commute Mississauga, Letter dated September 28, 2009, Providing Comments and Support Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1125

xx) Honourable Garth Turner, Personal Finance Author and Speaker, Email dated September 30, 2009, Providing Concerns and Comments Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1126

xxi) Kelly Darnley, President and CEO, Caledon Chambers of Commerce, Letter dated September 30, 2009, Commenting on the Growth Management Portions of the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1127

xxii) Greg Pannia, Chair, Coalition of Concerned Residents and Business of Bolton (CCRBB), Letter dated September 30, 2009, Providing Concerns and Comments Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1128

xxiii) Rob Harrison, First Vice President, Valleywood Residential Association, Letter dated September 30, 2009, Providing Comments and Concerns on the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1129

xxiv) Gilbert Boland, Ventawood Management Inc., Letter dated September 30, 2009, Objecting to the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1130

See also Resolution 2009-1104

xxv) John Stevens, J.H. Stevens, Planning and Development Consultants, Letter dated October 5, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 on Behalf of Moscorp Developments Inc.

Received2009-1131

Additional Items – Items 6b.xxiii to 6b.xxxi inclusive

xxvi) Lynda J. Townsend, Townsend and Associates, Letter dated September 30, 2009, Providing Comments and Concerns on Behalf of Solmar Development Corporation

Received 2009-1132

xxiv) Anonymous, Comments Received at Public Open House in Regards to Transportation and Growth Management for Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1133

xxv) David Sit, Manager, Planning Projects, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated October 6, 2009, Providing Comments and Concerns on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1134

xxvi) Michael Gagnon, Managing Principal Planner, Gagnon Law Bozzo, Letter dated October 7, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 on Behalf of North West Brampton Landowners Group Inc.

Received2009-1135

xxvii) Philip Stewart, Pound and Stewart Associates Limited, Letter dated October 7, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 on Behalf of Orlando Corporation

Received 2009-1136

See also Resolution 2009-1107

xxviii) Adriano Conti, Landowner, Town of Caledon, Email dated October 8, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1137

See also Resolution 2009-1109

xxix) William Roberts, Town Clerk, Town of Halton Hills, Letter dated October 8, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1138

xxx) Chris Anningson, Resident, Region of Peel, Letter dated October 13, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1139

See also Resolution 2009-1105

xxxi) Tom Dolson, Chairman, Alloa Landowners, Letter dated October 15, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 24

Received 2009-1140

See also Resolution 2009-1108

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-10) meeting held on October 22, 2009

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-10) meeting held on October 22, 2009, be adopted.

Carried 2009-1141

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-187-2009:

That the agenda for the October 22, 2009 General Committee meeting be amended to include an oral update on the Youth Forum held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Mississauga, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item F1;

And further, that the agenda for the October 22, 2009 General Committee meeting be amended to include a proclamation from the City of Brampton regarding Early Childhood Educators, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item F2;

And further, that the agenda for the October 22, 2009 General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1142

See also Resolutions 2009-1079 and 2009-1214

D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long-Term Care; Dr. H. Earle, Senior Medical Director, Peel Manor; and Dr. P. Bolland, Medical Director, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines, Presenting the Annual Reports on the Medical Status of Residents in the Region of Peel's Five Long-Term Care Centres

Received 2009-1143

See also Resolution 2009-1144

Items Related to Health – Item HE-A1 was dealt with.

HE-A. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-A1. 2008 Annual Reports of the Long Term Care Medical Directors

Received 2009-1144

See also Resolution 2009-1143

D2. Elena DiBattista, Director, Success By 6 Peel and Ron Jaros, Manager, Planning Policy and Research, Presenting the New Peel Region Geographies - Service Delivery Areas

Received 2009-1145

See also Resolution 2009-1146

Items Related to Management – Item MA-A1 was dealt with.

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Peel Data Centre: Presenting Data by Service Delivery Areas

Received 2009-1146

See also Resolution 2009-1145

D3. Laurence Moore, Coordinator, Ontario Water Works Research Consortium (OWWRC) and William Fernandes, Manager, Capital Works, Wastewater Division, Presenting Supporting Information Regarding Algae Growth along the Lake Ontario Shoreline

Received 2009-1147

See also Resolutions 2009-1148

Items Related to Environment, Transportation and Planning – Item ETP-C1 was dealt with.

ETP-C. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-C1. Update on Shoreline Algae Research

Received 2009-1148

See also Resolutions 2009-1147 and 2009-1220

D4. Brad Butt, President, Greater Toronto Apartment Association, Presenting information related to the Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings and Rent Supplement Reports

Received 2009-1149

See also Resolutions 2009-1150 and 2009-1151

Items Related to Health – Item HE-B3 was dealt with.

HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-B3. Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings

RECOMMENDATION GC-188-2009:

That the Minister of Health Promotion and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care be requested to amend or enact provincial legislation and/or regulations, including but not limited to, the Residential Tenancies Act and Building Code, to protect residents in multi-unit dwellings and semi-detached dwellings, from exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health be directed to develop educational resources, including a website, to provide information regarding second-hand smoke to landlords and residents of multi-unit and semi-detached dwellings.

Approved 2009-1150

See also Resolution 2009-1149

Items Related to Human Services – Item HS-C1 was dealt with.

HS-C. HOUSING

HS-C1. Rent Supplement Program

Received 2009-1151

See also Resolution 2009-1149

Items Related to Management – Items MA-A3 and MA-D5 were dealt with.

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A3. Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Disabled Persons Under Section 319 of the Municipal Act, 2001

Referred to the 2010 Budget meeting 2009-1152


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D5. Amanda Rewacki, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 9, 2009, Enclosing a Copy of Mayor Fennell’s Report titled, “Proceedings of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Board of Directors – September 9-12, 2009, Collingwood Ontario”

Received 2009-1153


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Peel Data Centre: Presenting Data by Service Delivery Areas

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1146

MA-A2. Report of the Audit Subcommittee (ASC-2009-5) meeting held on October 8, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ASC-7-2009:

That the agenda for the October 8, 2009, Audit Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-1154

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit, Presenting “Internal Audit – Supporting the Region” A Brief Overview of Short-term Strategies and Continuous Improvement Initiatives for Internal Audit

Received 2009-1155

4. REPORTS

  a) KPMG 2009 Audit Planning Report
      Presentation by Kevin Travers, Associate Partner, KPMG

Received 2009-1156

  b) Audit of the 10 Peel Expansion Project - Wrap Up Phase

Received 2009-1157

  c) KPMCorporate Purchasing Card Program Audit
      Presentation by James Macintyre, Director of Purchasing

Received 2009-1158

  d) Status of 2009 Internal Audit Plan
      Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2009-1159

See also Resolution 2009-1160

RECOMMENDATION ASC-8-2009:

That the changes to the audit work plan as outlined in the report of the Director, Internal Audit, dated September 18, 2009, titled "Status of 2009 Internal Audit Plan" be approved.

Approved 2009-1160

See also Resolution 2009-1159

  e) Audit Report Format Change

Received 2009-1161

  f) Fleet Operations – MTO Audit Findings
     

Received 2009-1162

MA-A3. Tax Relief for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Disabled Persons Under Section 319 of the Municipal Act, 2001

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1152


MA-B. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-B1. Supply of TransHelp Automated Vehicle Locator Hardware, Software, and Related Services "Agreement" - Document Number 2009-617N

RECOMMENDATION GC-189-2009:

That the contract (Document 2009-617N) for the supply of TransHelp Automated Vehicle Locator Hardware, Software and Related Services (“Agreement”) be awarded to Mentor Engineering Inc. in the estimated amount of $483,094 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that authority be granted to staff to execute a three year Agreement, including the Master Agreement and Statement of Work, with Mentor Engineering Inc., together with such further documents that may be required, for the provision of automated vehicle locator hardware, software and related services for the Region’s Para Transit Vehicles;

And further, that authority be granted to staff to execute a License and Maintenance Agreement with Trapeze Software Inc. and Mentor Engineering Inc., together with such further documents that may be required, for the Trapeze Software component and related services included in the Agreement;

And further, that authority be granted to staff to execute any amendments required to the Agreement, including any amendments required to any Statements of Work made pursuant to the Agreement;

And further, that staff be authorized to purchase any optional goods and services offered by Mentor Engineering Inc. for the TransHelp Automated Vehicle Locator System, as required, in accordance with the terms outlined in the Agreement;

And further, that at the conclusion of the three year term of the Agreement, staff be authorized to directly negotiate with Mentor Engineering Inc. on an annual basis to purchase additional goods and services available to the Region under the Agreement subject to satisfactory performance, pricing and available funding.

Approved 2009-1163


MA-C. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-C1. Final Approval of the Halton/Peel Boundary Adjustment Proposal to Annex the Ninth Line Corridor

RECOMMENDATION GC-190-2009:

That By-law 106-2009 indicating support of the proposed restructuring and annexation of lands by the Region and City of Mississauga from the Region of Halton and Town of Milton as set out in Appendix I of the report of the Chief Administrative Officer dated October 13, 2009, titled “Final Approval of the Halton/Peel Boundary Adjustment Proposal to Annex the Ninth Line Corridor” be presented to the October 29th Regional Council meeting for enactment;

And further, that upon enactment, a certified copy of the by-law be forwarded to the City of Mississauga to be included as part of the restructuring report to be submitted to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing;

And further, that the Regional Solicitor be authorized to make any minor amendments to the Restructuring Proposal and Boundary Adjustment Agreement required following approval by Council, provided that the amendments do not affect the substance of either document.

Approved 2009-1164

See also Resolutions 2009-1169 and 2009-1219


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) letter dated August 21, 2009, Regarding the TRCA 2009 Operating and Capital Budget and Requesting the Regional Municipality of Peel Share of the Costs for the 2009 Municipal Levy.

Received 2009-1165

MA-D2. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated September 21, 2009, Advising of the Release of a Draft Paper titled “Seeking Joint and Several Liability Reform”

Received 2009-1166

MA-D3. Debbie Zimmerman, Chair, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Letter dated September 30, 2009, Advising of a Motion Requesting ‘Leave to Appeal’ to the Court of Appeal of Ontario Regarding the Divisional Court Toronto Bank Towers Decision

Received 2009-1167

MA-D4. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated September 30, 2009, Providing a Recommendation and Report Commenting on the Draft Region of Peel Official Plan Amendment 23 (ROPA 23) Housing Policies

Received 2009-1168

MA-D5. Amanda Rewacki, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 9, 2009, Enclosing a Copy of Mayor Fennell’s Report titled, “Proceedings of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Board of Directors – September 9-12, 2009, Collingwood Ontario”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1153

MA-D6. Gina van den Burg, Deputy Clerk and Supervisor of Council & Committee Services, Letter dated October 9, 2009 Regarding Endorsement of the Proposed Realignment of the Municipal Boundary Between the Town of Milton, and the City of Mississauga – Recommended Compensation

Received 2009-1169

See also Resolution 2009-1164


ITEMS RELATED TO ENVIRONMENT, TRANSPORTATION AND PLANNING

ETP-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

ETP-A1. Update on Redevelopment of Copper Road Operations Centre – TransHelp and Police Operations

Received 2009-1170

ETP-A2. Organizational Changes – Environment, Transportation and Planning Services (ETPS)

Received 2009-1171

ETP-A3. World Town Planning Day – November 8, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-191-2009:

Whereas, November 8 of each year has been celebrated as World Town Planning Day since its inception in 1949 and is currently celebrated in over 30 countries on four continents;

And whereas, the Region of Peel Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department, with affiliations to the 7,000 member Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the 3,000 member Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), endorses World Town Planning Day as an opportunity to highlight the contribution that sound planning makes to the quality of our communities and environment;

And whereas, the celebration of World Town Planning Day gives us an opportunity to publicly recognize the participation and dedication of citizens who have contributed time and effort to the improvement of our communities;

And whereas, the Region of Peel recognizes the many valuable contributions made by professional planners;

And whereas, particular recognition should be given to the Planning staff at the Town of Caledon and the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and the continuing partnerships with Regional Planning staff;

Therefore be it resolved, that November 8, 2009 be proclaimed “World Town Planning Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel;

And further, that an expression of gratitude be extended to all planners for their commitment to public service.

Carried 2009-1172


ETP-B. DEPARTMENTAL

ETP-B1. Town of Halton Hills Draft Comprehensive Zoning By-law

Received 2009-1173


ETP-C. ENVIRONMENT

ETP-C1. Update on Shoreline Algae Research

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1148

ETP-C2. Report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2009-5) meeting held on October 15, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-192-2009:

That paragraph 1, page 42 of the report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2009-5) meeting held on October 15, 2009 be amended as follows:

“Councillor Thompson advised that the majority of complaints were received from seniors who cannot drive their waste to the public yards.”

And further, that the report of the Waste Management Subcommittee (WMSC-2009-5) meeting held on October 15, 2009 be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1174

RECOMMENDATION GC-193-2009:

Whereas, Regional Council established the Waste Management Subcommittee in 1995 to deal with waste issues, as per Council Resolution 95-173-16;

And whereas, the Terms of Reference of the Waste Management Subcommittee were approved by Regional Council at its meeting held on June 22, 1995, as per Council Resolution 95-280;

And whereas, the Waste Management Subcommittee at its meeting held on October 15, 2009 requested that the Waste Management Subcommittee be renamed the “Waste Management Committee” for consistency with other Committees of Council;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Terms of Reference of the Waste Management Subcommittee be amended to reflect the new name “Waste Management Committee”;

And further, that the membership of the Waste Management Committee remain the same as the former Waste Management Subcommittee;

And further, that the Terms of Reference for the Waste Management Committee be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1175

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-13-2009:

That the agenda for the October 15, 2009 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting, be amended to include an item regarding the collection of small batteries, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the October 15, 2009 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to include an item regarding an update on the recycling blue box covers, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7b;

And further, that the agenda for the October 15, 2009 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting be amended to include a proposal to amend the name of the Waste Management Subcommittee, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7c;

And further, that the agenda for the October 15, 2009 Waste Management Subcommittee meeting, be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1176

See also Resolutions 2009-1182 to 2009-1184 inclusive

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management Division, Providing a Long Term Waste Management Strategy Update – Schedule of Upcoming Meetings

Received 2009-1177

See also Resolution 2009-1178

RECOMMENDATION WM-14-2009:

That the waiving of drop off fees for the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program at Community Recycling Centres be referred to the 2010 Budget meetings for consideration.

Approved 2009-1178

See also Resolution 2009-1177

4. REPORTS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Extending Yard Waste Collection

RECOMMENDATION WM-15-2009:

That curbside yard waste collection for the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton be extended by two weeks in 2009 to December 17, 2009 at a cost of $261,500;

And further, that yard waste collection in rural Caledon be increased in 2010, bringing the total collection days to three in the spring and three in the fall at a cost of $25,000;

And further, that these costs be funded from Cost Centre WW70120;

And further, that staff evaluate the effectiveness of the extensions and report back to a future meeting of Regional Council with recommendations on adopting the extensions as part of our regular service.

Approved 2009-1179

b) Recommended Use of Compost Revenue

RECOMMENDATION WM-16-2009:

That all revenues generated from the sale of compost be applied to reducing the cost of the organics program.

Approved 2009-1180

c) Update: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program

RECOMMENDATION WM-17-2009:

That the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated September 28, 2009, titled "Update: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program" be amended to include information on the lead component and any health issues that may result from disposing waste electrical and electronic equipment at landfill sites;

And further, that the subject report be amended to include a cost analysis of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Program;

And further, that the subject report be referred back to a future meeting of the Waste Management Subcommittee.

Approved 2009-1181

5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items - Items 7a to 7c inclusive:

a) Collection of Small Batteries in Regional and Area Municipal Buildings (Oral)

Received 2009-1182

See also Resolution 2009-1176

b) Update – Covers for Recycling Bins (Oral)

Received 2009-1183

See also Resolution 2009-1176

c) Proposed Amendment to the Name of the Waste Management Subcommittee (Oral)

Received 2009-1184

See also Resolution 2009-1176


ETP-D. TRANSPORTATION

ETP-D1. Report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad Hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2009-1) meeting held on October 1, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-194-2009:

That the report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad Hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2009-1) meeting held on October 1, 2009 be amended to correct the reference to “G. Morrison” to read “M. Morrison”;

And further, that the report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad Hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2009-1) meeting held on October 1, 2009, be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1185

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-1-2009:

That the agenda for the October 1, 2009 Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-1186

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Peter Hillier, Senior Project Manager – Transportation Division, Delcan Corporation, Providing an Update on the Arterial Road Rationalization Review II Project and to Illustrate the Work Plan

Received 2009-1187

4. REPORTS

a) Arterial Road Rationalization Review Phase II, Capital Project 08-4325 – All Wards

Received 2009-1188

ETP-D2. Transportation Improvements in the City of Brampton: Proposed Region of Peel Directions

RECOMMENDATION GC-195-2009:

That the Region of Peel continue to include provisions for active transportation and transit supportive infrastructure in the Region’s Environmental Assessment studies for road improvements;

And further, that the Region participate with the City of Brampton as a co-proponent of the Environmental Assessment of the North-South Transportation Corridor subject to the outcome of the Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study;

And further, that the Region consider the findings of Brampton’s Transportation and Transit Master Plan Sustainable Update (along with the Region’s Long Range Transportation Plan Update) as input to the next Regional Development Charges By-law update;

And further, that Brampton’s Transportation and Transit Master Plan Sustainable Update be considered as input to the update of the Region of Peel’s Official Plan transportation policies and schedules;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated September 22, 2009, titled “Transportation Improvements in the City of Brampton: Proposed Region of Peel Directions” be forwarded to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon for their information.

Approved 2009-1189

ETP-D3. Update and Status Report on Program Delivery for TransHelp and the Accessible Transportation Coordination Office

Received 2009-1190


ETP-E. COMMUNICATIONS

ETP-E1. Dwight Duncan, Minister of Finance, Letter dated September 3, 2009, Responding to a Request for Representation on the Goods Movement Task Force

Received 2009-1191

ETP-E2. Laura Genoway, President; Rob Harrison, First Vice President; and Jim Hope, Second Vice President, Valleywood Residents Association, Letter dated October 2, 2009, Enclosing a Petition for Safety Modifications to the Temporary Snelcrest/Highway 10 Intersection in the Valleywood Community

Received 2009-1192

ETP-E3. J.W. Tiernay, Executive Director, Ontario Good Roads Association, Letter dated October 5, 2009, Advising of Ontario Good Roads Association Nominees for 12 Directors to Serve on the 2010 to 2011 Board of Directors and the Selection of Damian Albanese as the Region of Peel Representative

Received 2009-1193

ETP-E4. Kevin A. Devine, Director, Transportation and Risk Management, Supply Chain Management Inc., Letter Received October 14, 2009, Urging Regional Council to Support the Continued use of Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) for Product Transport

Received 2009-1194

ETP-E5. John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Letter dated October 5, 2009, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated April 9, 2009, Regarding the Georgetown South Service Expansion and Union-Pearson Rail Link

Received 2009-1195

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-A1. 2008 Annual Reports of the Long Term Care Medical Directors

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1144

HE-A2. Resident Satisfaction Survey Results for 2008

Received 2009-1196


HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-B1. Implementation of the New Ontario Public Health Standards

Received 2009-1197

HE-B2. Methylmercury and Fish, Fish Consumption Guidelines

Received 2009-1198

HE-B3. Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1150


HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated September 18, 2009 to Regional Chair Emil Kolb Expressing Appreciation for the Region of Peel’s Continuing Effort and Co-operation in Working with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to Improve Ontario’s Health Care System and Advising that the Ministry has Approved Funding to Improve Ambulance Services in Ontario

Received 2009-1199

HE-C2. Pat Madill, Regional Clerk, The Regional Municipality of Durham, Letter dated September 25, 2009 to Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Advising that the Council of the Regional Municipality of Durham, at its Meeting on September 23, 2009, Endorsed the Region of Peel’s Resolution dated June 4, 2009 Regarding the Funding Gap in Health and Social Services in the Greater Toronto Area/905

Received 2009-1200

Additional Item – Item HE-C3:

HE-C3: Communication: Peel Public Health, Dated October 22, 2009, Regarding HIN1 Mass Immunization Clinics

Received 2009-1201

See also Resolution 2009-1079

ITEMS RELATED HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Peel Immigration Project – Discussion Papers

Received 2009-1202

HS-A2. Report of the Grants Ad hoc Committee (GAC-2009-2) meeting held on October 15, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-196-2009:

That the report of the Grants Ad hoc Committee (GAC-2009-2) meeting held on October 15, 2009 be amended to reflect that Councillor Mahoney was absent due to vacation;

And further, that the report of the Grants Ad hoc Committee (GAC-2009-2) meeting held on October 15, 2009 be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1203

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GAC-3-2009:

That the agenda for the October 15, 2009, Grants Ad Hoc Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-1204

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

  a) Community Investment Strategy
      Presentation by Sandra Solonik, Acting Manager, Community Services and Special Projects

Received 2009-1205

5. COMMUNICATIONS – Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

  a) Community Programs Funding Audit (Oral)

Received 2009-1206

  b) 2010 Budget Update (Oral)

Received 2009-1207


HS-B. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-B1. Early Learning and Care in Ontario

Received 2009-1208

HS-B2. Elimination of Parental Co-Payment for Parents Receiving Subsidized Child Care

Received 2009-1209


HS-C. HOUSING

HS-C1. Rent Supplement Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1151


HS-D. ONTARIO WORKS IN PEEL

HS-D1. Rent Bank Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-197-2009:

That the Region of Peel, through Human Services, continue to administer the Rent Bank Program according to provincial rules.

Approved 2009-1210


HS-E. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-E1. Terry Downey, Executive Vice-President, Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), Letter Addressed to Mayors and Reeves dated September 2009, Requesting that Regional Council Endorse the Attached Resolution Developed by the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) to Allow November 6, 2009 to be Proclaimed “Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day” Across Ontario

Received 2009-1211

See also Resolution 2009-1212

RECOMMENDATION GC-198-2009:

Whereas, community social service workers are vital to the quality of life within all Canadian communities;

And whereas, community social service workers play an essential role within the Region of Peel;

And whereas, community social service workers provide crucial services to families and children, people with disabilities, respite care, people and families dealing with substance abuse, women and their children in transition houses or sexual assault centres, Aboriginal Peoples, as well as services to new Canadians;

And whereas, the quality of these services depends largely on the dedication of trained workers who provide these services;

And whereas, the availability of these services helps improve the quality of life for everyone, while making our communities stronger and more stable;

And whereas, greater recognition and understanding of the critical role these workers play in our communities are needed to ensure the continued availability and improvement of services;

And whereas, awareness and support for these services begin at the local level;

Therefore be it resolved, that November 6, 2009, be proclaimed “Community Social Service Workers Appreciation Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-1212

See also Resolution 2009-1211

HS-E2. News Release and Funding Fact Sheet: From Peel Children’s Aid, dated October 14, 2009, Reporting that Peel Children’s Aid Faces a $2.1 Million Deficit and Services to Vulnerable Children are at Risk

Referred to the October 29, 2009 Regional Council meeting 2009-1213

See also Resolution 2009-1087


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items – Items F1 to F3 inclusive:

F1. Update on the Youth Forum held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Mississauga (Oral)

Received 2009-1214

See also Resolution 2009-1142

F2. Proclamation from the City of Brampton Regarding Early Childhood Educators (Oral)

Received 2009-1215

See also Resolution 2009-1142

F3. Selection and Funding of Infrastructure Stimulus Funding Projects (Oral)

Received 2009-1216

See also Resolution 2009-1218


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-199-2009:

That the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Item G1, be forwarded to the October 29, 2009 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2009-1217

See also Resolution 2009-1226

Staff Reports

a) Infrastructure Stimulus Funding (ISF) Program Recap

Received 2009-1218

See also Resolution 2009-1216

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 106-2009: A by-law to support a minor restructuring proposal.

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law
106-2009, 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 2009-1219

See also Resolutions 2009-1164 and 2009-1169


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding a Phosphorus Management Strategy

Moved by Councillor Corbasson,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

Whereas, Water Quality is a major strategic focus of the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the reemergence of Algae poses a potential threat to Lake Ontario’s near shore water quality;

And whereas, there is a correlation between algae growth and phosphorous;

And whereas, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative has been established to represent municipal interest with respect to the Canada/Ontario Agreement on the Great Lakes (COA) and the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Council of the Region of Peel request the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative to continue to advocate for an expeditious science based, lake wide Phosphorus management strategy;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works be directed to undertake the development of an interim made-in-Peel phosphorous management strategy.

Carried 2009-1220

See also Resolutions 2009-1147 and 2009-1148

10. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil



11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

• October 8, 2009 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

• In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-10) meeting held on October 22, 2009

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That item 11.1a listed on the agenda of the October 29, 2009 Regional Council meeting be received;

And further, that the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Item 11.2a listed on the agenda of the October 29, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2009-1221

At 1:59 p.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 matter:

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

• Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation

Carried 2009-1222


Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That Council proceed out of “In Camera”.

Carried 2009-1223

Council moved out of closed session at 2:05 p.m.

1. Approval of Minutes

a) October 8, 2009 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

Received 2009-1224

2. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-10) meeting held on October 22, 2009

G1. Proposed Property Acquisition Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Widening from Queen Street to Castlemore Road - City of Brampton, Ward 10 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-200-2008:

That the recommendation contained within the In Camera report of the Commissioners of Employee and Business Services and Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, dated October 5, 2009, titled “Proposed Property Acquisition Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Widening from Queen Street to Castlemore Road - City of Brampton, Ward 10 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)”, be approved.

Approved 2009-1225

See also Resolution 2009-1217

3. Staff Reports

a) August 4, 2009 Storm Event Update (For information) (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation)

Received 2009-1226

See also Resolution 2009-1227

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That direction given In Camera to the Commissioner of Public Works be approved and voted upon in accordance with Section 239(e) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Carried 2009-1227

See also Resolution 2009-1226


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That By-law 107-2009 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on October 29, 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 Acting Deputy Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2009- 1228

See also Resolution 2009- 1164


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:38 a.m.


A. Macintyre
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Acting Deputy Clerk
E. Kolb
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Regional Chair