November 19, 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) 25 held on October 29, 2009
  7.1b) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-11) meeting held on November 12, 2009
 
  Staff Reports
  7.2a) International Day of Persons with Disabilities - December 3, 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
November 19, 2009

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:40 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Sprovieri recited the prayer.

Members:

E. Adams*; G. Carlson; C. Corbasson; F. Dale; G. Gibson; A. Groves; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H.  McCallion*; S. McFadden; G. Miles; M. Morrison; P. Palleschi; C. Parrish; M. Prentice; P. Saito; J. Sprovieri; A. Thompson; R. Whitehead*

Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; E. Moore, due to vacation; P.  Mullin, due to illness; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business; J. Sanderson, 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 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) October 29, 2009, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Thompson
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 29, 2009 be approved.

Carried 2009-1229


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the agenda for the November 19, 2009 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2009-1230


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, and Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, Providing a H1N1 Response Update

Received 2009-1231

Councillor Whitehead arrived at 9:47 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:52 a.m.

Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, reported that most H1N1 indicators have peaked in the Region of Peel and this is consistent with other areas in Ontario. To date, there have been 96 hospital admissions related to H1N1, with 20 per cent of those requiring admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for respirators. There have been four H1N1 related deaths in the Region. The number of local schools experiencing over 10 per cent absenteeism peaked in early November and demand at local emergency rooms also peaked in early November.

Dr. Mowat reported that as of November 18, 2009, clinics in Peel had administered 51,700 doses of the H1N1 vaccine. Family physicians in Peel have, in total, distributed 160,000 doses. Area hospitals have administered 21,000 doses and 2,000 additional doses have been administered at other locations in the Region. A total of 234,700 doses have been distributed since the program began on October 26, 2009. As of November 19, 2009, consistent with other jurisdictions within the GTA, the Region of Peel is offering the H1N1 vaccine to the general population at all clinics. The Peel website provides hourly updates on clinic wait times and on-site staff are redirecting residents to other clinics that have shorter wait times, as a service option.

Councillor Saito thanked Dr. Mowat and Regional staff for their outstanding work on the H1N1 outbreak, noting that Regional Councillors have been kept well informed to enable them to provide accurate information to residents. She sought clarification with regard to what vaccination services are available at the Meadowvale clinic. Dr. Mowat responded that the Meadowvale site is a very small clinic and is only providing the H1N1 vaccine by appointment for pregnant women.

Councillor Saito enquired if there is a recommended waiting period between receiving the H1N1 shot and the seasonal flu shot. Dr. Mowat responded that people can receive both the H1N1 and the seasonal flu vaccines at the same time. As demand for the H1N1 vaccine moderates, the Provincial government will recommend that residents also get the seasonal flu shot. The priority groups for the seasonal flu shot is different from the H1N1 priority groups, with people over age 65 and those with chronic illness targeted to receive the seasonal flu vaccine, first.

Councillor Saito asked if the Region will be providing seasonal flu clinics and when they would be open and was advised by Dr. Mowat that due to the current response to the H1N1 virus, seasonal flu clinics will not open until January, 2010.

Councillor Morrison thanked the Region for holding immunization clinics in Bolton and the west side of Caledon and noted that the clinic in Bolton will continue to operate next week.

b) Paul Zarnke, Executive Director, Peel Children's Aid and Judith Nyman, Interim Director of Education, Peel District School Board, Providing Information on the Peel Children and Youth Initiative

Received 2009-1232

See also Resolution 2009-1267

Paul Zarnke, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid, stated that the mandate of the Peel Children and Youth Initiative is to develop joint planning and collaboration between agencies in order to provide community capacity building services for children and youth from birth to age 24. The Peel Children and Youth Initiative recognizes that there are gaps in current available services and planning and that there is a need for integrated solutions to the challenges faced by youth in Peel. The Region of Peel is requested to provide funding in the amount of $110,000 in 2010 and $150,000 on an annual basis, commencing in 2011, to support the Peel Children and Youth Initiative.

Councillor Miles congratulated the Peel Children and Youth Initiative for the work accomplished to date. She expressed concern regarding the funding requested and suggested that the school boards be requested to provide funding for the initiative.

Paul Zarnke responded that the Peel Children and Youth Initiative will approach other organizations to seek additional funding sources for the project.

Judith Nyman, Interim Director of Education, Peel District School Board, reported that the current funding model for school boards limits flexibility when it comes to providing funding for projects such as the Peel Children and Youth Initiative and that there are plans to approach the Ministry of Education for sustainable funding.

Councillor Miles stated that due to the current economic situation, Regional Council will be required to make difficult decisions regarding service levels. She further highlighted that the stress on local taxpayers is already high, and it is essential that the school boards match sustainable funding for this initiative.

Councillor Saito requested that the Commissioners of Human Services and Health Services report during 2010 budget deliberations, with an overview of children and youth programs that the Region of Peel is currently funding and how the funding is utilized. She further requested that staff include in the report, their recommendations related to the benefits that could be achieved from funding the Peel Children and Youth Initiative and how the investment could be leveraged into better services and programs for Peel citizens.

Councillor Saito noted that the Region has provided a tremendous amount of staff resources to the Peel Children and Youth Initiative and asked if specific funding requests had been submitted to the school boards. Judith Nyman responded that the Peel Children and Youth Initiative was considering establishing a membership fee and that based on feedback received from Regional Council, the school boards will be formally requested to consider providing sustainable funding for the initiative.

Councillor Parrish described her experience working at the school board and stated that 25 per cent of the local tax base goes to education and that amount has not increased for many years. She suggested that the companies developing the Britannia Farm school site be approached for funding for the Peel Children and Youth Initiative and offered to meet with representative of the Peel Children and Youth Initiative to discuss potential sponsorship opportunities.

c) Bruce Carr, Director, Strategic Community Initiatives Planning, City of Mississauga, Presenting the City of Mississauga Strategic Plan

Received 2009-1233

Bruce Carr, Director, Strategic Community Initiatives Planning, City of Mississauga, presented the Mississauga Strategic Plan and stated that over 100,000 individuals from the community were engaged in the ‘Our Future in Mississauga’ discussion and 12,000 ideas and suggestions were received during the process. Common themes emerged and 18 drivers for change formed the foundation of the vision statement and strategic plan. The strategic plan is the municipality’s highest level policy document, created to shape and direct decision-making in a strategic way for the next 40 years. The Vision for the Future is supported by the Strategic Pillars for Change which include:

• move – developing a transit-oriented city
• belong – ensuring youth, older adults and new immigrants thrive
• connect – completing our neighbourhoods
• prosper – cultivating creative and innovative businesses
• green – living green

Bruce Carr indicated that each Pillar for Change is connected to specific action items as outlined in the Action Plan. An annual progress report will be presented to Mississauga Council and the community starting April, 2010, to help monitor progress on the Strategic Plan.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that he is looking forward to viewing the annual progress report and in particular, is interested in how successes will be measured.

d) Tracy Appleton, EcoSchools Program Leader, Peel District School Board and Heart Lake Secondary School Students in Brampton, Providing an Overview of the Ontario EcoSchools Program in Peel

Received 2009-1234

Tracy Appleton, EcoSchools Program Leader, Peel District School Board stated that the goal of the EcoSchools program is to help schools reduce their ecological footprint; use Ontario EcoSchools as the framework to address climate change and help schools achieve certification and be recognized for their environmental initiatives. The four pillars of the program are:

• School ground greening;
• Energy conservation;
• Waste minimization;
• Ecological Literacy.

Tracy Appleton reported that Heart Lake Secondary School (HLSS) received silver certification in the 2007/2008 school year, making it the first secondary school in the Peel District School Board to receive this award.

Samiya Jahan, Student, stated that students at HLSS have committed to expanding and improving their existing environmental projects and creating new green programs around the school. HLSS has expanded their recycling efforts throughout the school with an increased emphasis on waste reduction. Students also developed and continue to use the “Flick Off, eh” campaign which was developed by HLSS students to encourage the turning off of lights and monitors in when not in use.

Samiya Jahan reported that students at HLSS developed environmental projects such as a program that places new emphasis on reducing and recycling contaminants; installing an automatic monitor shutdown in every computer laboratory and holding the first ever EcoFashion show.

Ahfaz Toor, Student, stated that HLSS recently installed “Good On One Side” (GOOS) bins in classrooms so students can reduce waste by using paper that only has printing on one side.

Tariq Ahmed, Student, reported that HLSS is planning an outside classroom and garden to assist the school in reaching gold certification. Students at HLSS are also undertaking a waste audit to determine how much waste is being produced at the school.

Councillor Palleschi congratulated the HLSS students on achieving silver certification and stated that he would like to receive a copy of the waste audit upon its completion.

Councillor Groves thanked the staff and students at HLSS for the excellent work they are doing and for leading by example when it comes to reducing the environmental footprint of the school. Councillor Groves requested a copy of the video presentation.

In response to a question from Councillor Sprovieri, Sumiya Jahan confirmed that the environmental programs at HLSS have helped reduce the amount of litter at the school.

Councillor Prentice thanked the HLSS representatives for their presentation and stated that as Chair of the Waste Management Committee, she is impressed with the work that has been undertaken at the school. Councillor Prentice noted that the blue box program began in schools and that students took the message of recycling home to their parents. She further noted that the program at HLSS proves that young people care about the environment and can make a difference.

Councillor Morrison enquired if the Peel District School Board is looking at HLSS as a model that can be duplicated at other high schools. Tracy Appleton responded that there are currently 17 certified schools in the Peel District School Board and the goal is to have every school certified in seven to ten years.

e) Angela Nijhar, Director, Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse, and Berna Balafios, Violence Against Woman Coordinator, Catholic Cross Cultural Services, Regarding the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Received 2009-1235

See also Resolutions 2009-1256 and 2009-1312

Angela Nijhar, Director, Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (PCAWA), reported that since 1984, the PCAWA has operated as a community collaborative of over 35 organizations in Peel Region. Their mission is to facilitate and advocate for a coordinated and effective community response to violence against women. The PCAWA recognizes the differential impacts of violence on diverse populations of girls and women.

Councillor Groves thanked Angela Nijhar and Berna Bolafios for their presentation and asked if women experiencing abuse should contact the PCAWA directly, for assistance. Berna Bolafios, Violence Against Women Coordinator, Catholic Cross Cultural Services, responded that women do contact the PCAWA for assistance and that it is important to make them aware of the supports and services available in the community.

f) Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services and Stella Danos- Papaconstantiou, Manager, Transition and Integration, Human Services, Presenting the New Human Services Delivery Model and the New Departmental Structure

Received 2009-1236

Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, stated that when the Human Services department was created in 2007, it brought together Children’s Services, Peel Living and Ontario Works under one department. Currently, the Human Service department has over 900 employees and an annual budget of $400 million. As a result of extensive consultations with employees, clients and stakeholders, Human Services has moved to a service delivery model, designed to break down silos within the department and improve services to the community. The Human Services department will provide applicants with a common contact centre where a range of services will be provided and will also have a centralized contact for Councillors to access.

Councillor Saito congratulated staff for developing the new service delivery model that breaks down silos and encourages integration and noted that since the new service delivery model has been in place, it is easier for Councillors and their staff to connect residents with services.

Councillor Saito enquired if the services provided at the common contact centre in Brampton were also available at the Millcreek office in Mississauga. Janet Menard responded that the common contact centre model in Brampton is in the process of being duplicated at the Millcreek office and that staff are looking for a satellite location in south Mississauga in order to further improve access for residents.

Councillor Morrison requested an update on the services available to Caledon residents. Janet Menard responded that Caledon clients still need to come to Brampton to apply for most services. The Region has a partnership with Caledon Community Services and staff will go to Caledon when required. Human Services staff continue to look for opportunities to expand services in Caledon.

Councillor Morrison stated that she was impressed by the one-stop assistance model that offers a wide variety of services in a much more comfortable application process.

Councillor McCallion arrived at 11:25 a.m.

Regional Council recessed at 11:39 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:07 p.m.

  Members Present:

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

     
  Members Absent: S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; E. Moore, due to vacation; P.  Mullin, due to illness; R. Paterak, due to other municipal business; J. Sanderson, due to illness


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated November 3, 2009, Announcing the Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) Workshop/Webcast to be held on November 24, 2009 to Consult on the Draft Recommendations of the Ministry of Environment (MOE) Regarding the Ontario Blue Box Programs

Received 2009-1237

Councillor Palleschi departed at 12:08 p.m. due to other municipal business.


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the Public Meeting Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 25 held on October 29, 2009

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the report of the Public Meeting regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 25 held on October 29, 2009 be adopted.

Carried 2009-1238

2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:38 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, Chapter P. 13, 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

Ava Macintyre, Acting Deputy Clerk, stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17, subsections (15) and (17) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, Chapter P. 13, as amended, by publication in the following news media:

Brampton Guardian – September 30, 2009
Mississauga News – September 30, 2009
Caledon Enterprise – September 30, 2009
Caledon Citizen – October 1, 2009

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of September 28, 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) Brock Criger, Manager, Development Services Division, Regarding Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 25 (Draft ROPA 25) as it Relates to Monitoring and Planning and Conservation Land Amendment Act Conformity

Received 2009-1239

6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

Additional Items – Items 6a.i and 6a.ii

i) Gilbert Boland, President, Venta Investments Ltd., Discussing the Role of Conservation Authorities

Received 2009-1240

ii) Andrew Walker, Gagnon Law Bozzo, Urban Planners Ltd., on behalf of the Brampton Landowners Group Inc. Discussing Receipt of Gagnon Law Bozzo written submission.

Received 2009-1241

See also Resolution 2009-1252

b) Written Submissions

i) Thomas McKay, Constable, Crime Prevention Services, Peel Regional Police, Email dated September 25, 2009, Advising that Peel Regional Police have No Comments Regarding the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25

Received 2009-1242

ii) Ron Noble, Vice President, The Credit Valley Hospital, Letter dated September 28, 2009, Identifying that Planning Policies Should Evaluate the Impact on Healthcare Infrastructure to Address Growth

Received 2009-1243

iii) Paul Mountford, Intermediate Planning Officer, Peel District School Board, Letter dated September 28, 2009, Advising that the Peel District School Board has No Concerns Regarding the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25 at this Time

Received 2009-1244

iv) Jason Afonso, Planning Department, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Email dated October 8, 2009, Advising that the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board has No Comments Regarding the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25

Received 2009-1245

v) Adrian Smith, Director, Planning and Land Development Services and John Corbett, Commissioner, Planning, Design and Development, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 19, 2009, Providing Comments from the City of Brampton on the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25

Received 2009-1246

vi) Jennifer Lawrence, Manager, Environmental Planning, Conservation Halton, Letter dated October 13, 2009, Advising of Conservation Halton’s Referral of the Draft Regional Official Amendment 25 Review to Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Recommending the Delineation of Hazard Lands be Included as a Study in the Proposed Policy 7.3.6.3 in the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25

Received 2009-1247

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

vii) Lisa Grbinicek, Senior Strategic Advisor, Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC), Letter dated October 22, 2009, Providing Comments from the NEC on the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25

Received 2009-1248

viii) Josh Campbell, Senior Planner, Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC), Email dated October 26, 2009, Advising that the CVC Supports Comments from the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority and HCA with Respect to Delineation of Hazard Lands in the Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25

Received 2009-1249

ix) Lynda J. Townsend, Barristers & Solicitors, Townsend and Associates, Letter dated October 27, 2009, Providing Comments and Concerns on Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25 on Behalf of Solmar Development Corporation

Received 2009-1250

x) David Burnett, Manager, Provincial and Regional Policy, Planning and Development Division, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated October 27, 2009, Providing Comments and Concerns on Draft Regional Official Plan Amendment 25

Received 2009-1251

xi) Andrew Walker, Gagnon Law Bozzo, Urban Planners Ltd., Letter dated October 29, 2009, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 25 on Behalf of the North West Brampton Landowners Group Inc. (NWBLG).

Received 2009-1252

See also Resolution 2009-1241

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-11) meeting held on November 12, 2009

Regional Chair Kolb advised that Recommendation GC-202-2009 with respect to item MA-A1, “Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) - Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21 - Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies” requires an amendment to indicate that the Air Quality and Integrated Wast Management Policies will be identified as ROPA 21(A).

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-11) meeting held on November 12, 2009, be amended to replace Recommendation GC-202-2009 with the following:

“Whereas, at the November 12, 2009 General Committee meeting staff was directed to conduct further consultation regarding Natural Heritage and Agriculture Policies set out in Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) No. 21;

And whereas, staff was further directed to proceed with the adoption of Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Polices set out under ROPA 21, hereafter referred to as ROPA 21A;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21A - Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies, as amended November 12, 2009, in the joint report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, Commissioner of Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health, dated October 22, 2009, titled “Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21 - Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies” be approved;

And further, that Regional Council deem that no further public meetings related to Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21A are required as per the provisions of Section 17 of the Planning Act;

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

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel, and those parties requesting notification;

And further, that notice of decision of Council’s adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21A be given in accordance with the Planning Act;

And further, that Natural Heritage and Agriculture policies be dealt with under a separate future report to Regional Council”.

And further, that the report of the General Committee (GC-2009-11) meeting held on November 12, 2009, be adopted, as amended.

Carried 2009-1253

See also Resolutions 2009-1261 and 2009-1330

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-201-2009:

That the agenda for the November 12, 2009, General Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-1254


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, and Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, H1N1 Response Update

Received 2009-1255

D2. Angela Nijhar, Director, Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse, and Berna Balanos, Violence Against Women Coordinator, Catholic Cross Cultural Services, Regarding the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Withdrawn 2009-1256

See also Resolutions 2009-1235 and 2009-1312

D3. Peter Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Recognizing John Thompson, Peel Paramedic for Receiving the Governor General's Award for Exemplary Service

Received 2009-1257

D4. Brian Wilson, President, Peel Federation of Agriculture (PFA) and Ian Sinclair, Member, PFA Environment Committee, Regarding Peel Regional Official Plan Review – Regional Official Plan Amendment 21

Received 2009-1258

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1259 to 2009-1261 inclusive, 2009-1299 and 2009-1330

RECOMMENDATION GC-201-2009:

That the policies related to Natural Heritage and Agriculture within Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 21 be received and deferred to a future meeting of Regional Council;

And further, that Regional staff, along with staff from the Town of Caledon, continue to work with the Peel Federation of Agriculture on an Ecosystem/Conservation approach on Agriculture and Natural Heritage and engage in dialogue with the Province and neighbouring Regions and Municipalities.

Approved 2009-1259

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1258, 2009-1260, 2009-1261, 2009-1299 and 2009-1330

D5. Peter Orphanos, Chair, Sierra Club Canada - Peel Region Group and Bruce Haines, Resident, To Discuss Gaps in Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 21 and the Natural Heritage Policies

Received 2009-1260

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1258, 2009-1259, 2009-1261, 2009-1299 2009-1330

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

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) - Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21 - Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies

RECOMMENDATION GC-202-2009:

Whereas, at the November 12, 2009 General Committee meeting staff was directed to conduct further consultation regarding Natural Heritage and Agriculture Policies set out in Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) No. 21;

And whereas, staff was further directed to proceed with the adoption of Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Polices set out under ROPA 21, hereafter referred to as ROPA 21A;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21A - Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies, as amended November 12, 2009, in the joint report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, Commissioner of Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health, dated October 22, 2009, titled “Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21 - Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies” be approved;

And further, that Regional Council deem that no further public meetings related to Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21A are required as per the provisions of Section 17 of the Planning Act;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment;
And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel, and those parties requesting notification;

And further, that notice of decision of Council’s adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21A be given in accordance with the Planning Act;

And further, that Natural Heritage and Agriculture policies be dealt with under a separate future report to Regional Council.

Carried 2009-1261

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1258 to 2009-1260 inclusive, 2009-1299 and 2009-1330


E. REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. National Child Day 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-203-2009:

Whereas, on November 20, 1959 the General Assembly of the United Nations Proclaimed by Resolution 1/86 the Declaration on the Rights of the Child and on November 20, 1989 adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child;

And whereas, National Child Day is held November 20th each year as enacted by the Parliament of Canada in 1993 in Bill C-371, otherwise known as The Child Day Act;

And whereas, Regional Council accepted, endorsed and supported Peel’s Children’s Charter of Rights, presented by Success By 6 Peel on May 24, 2007, including: That November 20, 2007 be proclaimed National Child Day in the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the National Child Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of the basic human rights to which children (under the age of 18) everywhere are entitled; and to celebrate children as actors in their own lives as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making as we create a Canada fit for children;

Therefore be it resolved, that November 20, 2009 be proclaimed “National Child Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-1262

HS-A2. Neighbourhood Capacity Support Strategy Update

Received 2009-1263


HS-B. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-B1. Brampton West Nursery School Opening

Received 2009-1264

HS-B2. Learn.Play.Care Food Services Contract Amendment - Document Number 2007-534Q

RECOMMENDATION GC-204-2009:

That the contract (Document 2007-534Q) between the Region of Peel and the Palmer Group Distributors Ltd., for the provision of Food Services to the Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres be increased by $50,000 (excluding applicable taxes), for each of the two optional periods for a new total annual contract value of $550,000 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that authority be given to increase the Palmer Group Distributors Ltd. contract by $100,000 (excluding applicable taxes), to accommodate recession-related food costs over 2009 and 2010.

Approved 2009-1265

HS-B3. The Expanded Early Learning Program within Peel Shelters

Received 2009-1266

HS-B4. Peel Children and Youth Initiative

Received 2009-1267

See also Resolution 2009-1232


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Letter dated October 6, 2009 to Marolyn Morrison, Mayor, Town of Caledon in Response to her Letter and Enclosure Regarding Child Poverty and Advising that the Correspondence was forwarded to Deb Matthews, Minister of Children and Youth Services for her Information

Received 2009-1268

HS-C2. Erin Hannah, Director, Ontario Works, Ministry of Community and Social Services, Memorandum dated October 7, 2009 Providing Details of the Two Per Cent Increase to Social Assistance Rates Announced in the 2009 Ontario Budget

Received 2009-1269

HS-C3. Member Communication - Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 27, 2009 Announcing that AMO Applauds the Ontario Government for Moving Forward on the Implementation of Early Learning and Child Care in Ontario

Received 2009-1270

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) - Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 21 - Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1261

MA-A2. Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) - Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 23 - Housing Policies

RECOMMENDATION GC-205-2009:

That Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 23 – Housing Policies, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Human Services dated October 27, 2009, titled “Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 23 – Housing Policies” be approved;

And further, that Regional Council deems that no further public meetings related to Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 23 are required as per the provisions of Section 17 of the Planning Act;

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

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel, and those parties requesting notification;

And further, that notice of decision of Council’s adoption of Amendment Number 23 be given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Approved 2009-1271

See also Resolution 2009-1330


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Reserve Sustainability

Received 2009-1272

MA-B2. Short-Term Financing for Caledon Infrastructure Capital Projects

RECOMMENDATION GC-206-2009:

That staff be authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Caledon to provide short-term financing with respect to Caledon’s infrastructure capital projects;

And further, that the agreement reflect the principles, terms and conditions as outlined in the Town of Caledon’s Report CS-2009-030 dated October 20, 2009 and titled “Bridge Financing for Infrastructure Grant Capital Projects”;

And further, that the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to establish the appropriate internal financing mechanisms for Caledon’s infrastructure capital projects, to a maximum value of $10,400,000;

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

Approved 2009-1273

MA-B3. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2009-8) meeting held on October 20, 2009

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-23-2009:

That the minutes of the September 22, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2009-7) meeting, be approved.

Approved 2009-1274

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-24-2009:

That the agenda for the October 20, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to defer Presentations - Item 5b to the November 24, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting;

And further, that the agenda for the October 20, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include a presentation by Anita Stellinga, Director, Community Investment, United Way of Peel Region, regarding the Community Investment Strategy, to be dealt with under Presentations – Item 5e;

And further, that the agenda for the October 20, 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 October 20, 2009 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2009-1275

See also Resolutions 2009-1276, 2009-1278 and 2009-1283

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS - Nil

5. PRESENTATIONS

Additional Item – Item 5.e was dealt with.

e. Anita Stellinga, Director, Community Investment, United Way of Peel Region, Presenting the Community Investment Strategy

Received 2009-1276

See also Resolution 2009-1275

a. Edward Wong, Manager, Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel and Gillian Haley, Architect, Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd., Providing Additional Information and Proposed Changes to the Peel Heritage Complex Renovation Project, City of Brampton, Ward 3

Received2009-1277

b. Michael Wright, Chair, Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults’ Housing (PAWGOAH), Presenting an Update on the Initiatives Undertaken by PAWGOAH

Deferred to the November 24, 2009 AAC meeting 2009-1278

See also Resolution 2009-1275

c. David Hodkin, Public Affairs Associate, Employee and Business Services, Region of Peel, Presenting the Accessibility Advisory Committee Communication Strategy

Deferred to the November 24, 2009 AAC meeting 2009-1279

d. Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on the Activities for the 2009 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

Received 2009-1280

e. Anita Stellinga, Director, Community Investment, United Way of Peel Region, Presenting the Community Investment Strategy

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1276


6. REPORTS

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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1280

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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1280

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

Received 2009-1281

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

Deferred to the November 24, 2009 AAC meeting 2009-1282

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7.a:

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

Received 2009-1283

See also Resolution 2009-1275

MA-B4. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2009-4) Meeting held on October 29, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-10-2009:

That the agenda for the October 29, 2009 Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2009-1284

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS - Nil

5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) REPORTS

  i) Greenlands Securement Project Land Costs Per Acre (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)
      Presentation by Janet Wong, Planner, Regional Municipality of Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1333

  ii) Greenlands Securement Project Land Costs Per Acre (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)Toronto and Region Conservation Authority October 2009 Project Proposal, Town of Caledon, Ward 1 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)
      Presentation by Janet Wong, Planner, Regional Municipality of Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2009-1334 and 2009-1335


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. 3-1-1 Service Update

Received 2009-1285

MA-C2. 9-1-1 Awareness Week - December 7 to 11, 2009

RECOMMENDATION GC-207-2009:

Whereas, the 9-1-1 emergency number service is an essential component of our public safety system;

And whereas, the Region of Peel is continuing with the 9-1-1 Awareness Campaign to focus public attention on the proper use of the 9-1-1 emergency number; explain circumstances which warrant the use of 9-1-1; and communicate the importance of reducing the number of non-emergency and nuisance calls received by 9-1-1;

And whereas, calling 9-1-1 helps to ensure that the required emergency service is reached as quickly as possible;

And whereas, the residents of the Region of Peel should become aware of the proper use of the 9-1-1 service for emergencies;

And whereas, the hard work and dedication of emergency communications has made the 9-1-1 service the exemplary service the residents of the Region of Peel have indicated it to be;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of December 7 to 11, 2009 be proclaimed “9-1-1 Awareness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-1286


MA-D. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-D1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2009-3) meeting held on November 5, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-4-2009:

That the agenda for the November 5, 2009 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2009-1287

3. REPORTS

  a) Approach to Communicating Region of Peel’s Public Policy Initiatives with Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament (Oral)
      Discussion led by Curry Clifford, Director, Strategic Innovation and Policy

Received 2009-1288

Additional Item – Item 4. b.iii was dealt with.

  b) Provincial News

iii. Children’s Aid Society Funding

Received 2009-1289

  4. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STATUS REPORT AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES
      Discussion led by Lowell Rubin, Intergovernmental Relations Advisor, Office of Strategic Innovation and Policy

  a) Federal News

i. Bill C-50 an Act to Amend the Employment Insurance Act and to Increase Benefits (Oral)

Received 2009-1290

ii. Update on Canada’s Economic Action Plan: A Third Report to Canadians (Oral)

Received 2009-1291

  b) Provincial News

i. Update on Current Advocacy Initiatives (Oral)

Received 2009-1292

ii. Ontario’s Economic Statement (Oral)

Received 2009-1293

Additional Item – Item 4.b. iii:

iii. Children’s Aid Society Funding (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2009-1289

c) Local News

i. Chairman’s Business Breakfast (Oral)

Received 2009-1294


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Matthew Talbot, Wasaga Sun, Newspaper Article dated October 14, 2009, Advising of the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority’s (NVCA) Approval of Draft Policy – NVCA-Municipal Streamlining Partnership Agreement for Plan Review and Technical Clearance and Fee Collection

Received 2009-1295

MA-E2. Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated October 19, 2009, Advising of Continued Funding for the Provincial 2010-2011 Ontario Municipal Internship Program (MIP)

Received 2009-1296

MA-E3. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Dated October 22, 2009, Advising of the Status of Bill 168 the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and Harassment in the Workplace)

Received 2009-1297

MA-E4. Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Dated October 27, 2009, Advising of the Proposed Good Government Bill to Amend the Municipal Elections Act, 1996

Received 2009-1298

MA-E5. Katarzyna Sliwa, Davies Howe Partners, on behalf of Osmington Inc., Letter dated November 10, 2009, Outlining Concerns with Region Official Plan Amendment No. 21 (ROPA 21)

Received 2009-1299

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1258 to 2009-1261 inclusive and 2009-1330


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. DEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Public Works Capital Works Update

Received 2009-1300


PW-B. OPERATIONAL SUPPORT

PW-B1. Background Information on Utility Rate Process

Received 2009-1301


PW-C. TRANSPORTATION

PW-C1. Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 22 – Transportation Policies

RECOMMENDATION GC-208-2009:

That Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 22 – Transportation Policies, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated October 13, 2009, titled “Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 22 – Transportation Policies”, be approved;

And further, that Regional Council deem that no further public meetings related to Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 22 are required as per the provisions of Section 17 of the Planning Act;

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

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel, and parties who have requested notification;

And further, that notice of decision of Council’s adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 22 be given in accordance with the Planning Act.

Approved 2009-1302

See also Resolution 2009-1330


PW-D. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-D1. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2009-6) Meeting held on November 5, 2009

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-18-2009:

That the agenda for the November 5, 2009, Waste Management Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2009-1303

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Presenting an Update on the Waste Diversion Act

RECOMMENDATION WM-19-2009:

That the presentation made by the Director of Waste Management regarding the proposed amendments to the Waste Diversion Act, be received;

And further, that staff review the feasibility of holding the December 17, 2009 Waste Management Committee meeting at 11:00 a.m. to allow the Committee ample time to review and deliberate the proposed revisions to the Waste Diversion Act;

And further, that any discussions or recommendations on the “Report on the Waste Diversion Act Review” released by the Minister of Environment on October 28, 2009 and how it will impact the waste diversion programs of the Region of Peel be dealt with at the December 17, 2009 Waste Management Committee meeting.

Approved 2009-1304

See also Resolutions 2009-1306 and 2009-1307

4. REPORTS

a) Material Recovery Facility End Market Condition and Economic Impact Update

Received 2009-1305

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 22, 2009, Providing an Update on the Waste Diversion Act Review Recently Announced by the Minister of Environment at the Recycling Council of Ontario’s Waste Reduction Week

Received 2009-1306

See also Resolutions 2009-1304 and 2009-1307

b) Member Communication – Alert: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated October 28, 2009, Providing Highlights of the “Report on the Waste Diversion Act Review” Released by the Minister of Environment on October 28, 2009

Received 2009-1307

See also Resolutions 2009-1304 and 2009-1306


PW-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-E1. Denis Kelly, Regional Clerk, York Region, Letter dated October 23, 2009, Providing a Copy of a Region of York Recommendation and Report titled “2008 Travel Time Study Results and Future Study Participation”

Received 2009-1308

PW-E2. Neil McKenna, Vice President, Transportation, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, Letter dated October 26, 2009, Providing Information on Canadian Tire’s Use of Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) as Part of its Innovative Business Sustainability Strategy

Received 2009-1309

See also Resolutions 2009-1310 and 2009-1311

PW-E3. R.H. Ballantyne, President, Canadian Industrial Transportation Association (CITA), Letter dated November 9, 2009, Requesting the Continued Support of Regional Council for the Use of Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs) in Ontario

Received 2009-1310

See also Resolutions 2009-1309 and 2009-1311

PW-E4. Ron Madill, Co-ordinator Vehicle Weights and Dimensions, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Email dated November 9, 2009, Providing October Trip Reports from Participants in the Long Combination Vehicle Pilot Program

Received 2009-1311

See also Resolutions 2009-1309 and 2009-1310

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

RECOMMENDATION GC-209-2009:

Whereas, in 1999 the United Nations declared November 25th as "The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” as a time to raise awareness about violence against women and its prevention activities that attempt to eliminate all forms of women abuse and recognize that everyone has the right to live free of violence;

And whereas, in 1991 the Parliament of Canada established December 6 as the “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women”, a day to remember the 14 young women from l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and all women who have lost their lives in an act of gender-based violence;

And whereas, it is a time to recognize that the root causes of violence against women are structural and systemic and due to an imbalance of power in social, political and economic arenas, including poverty and discrimination which all result in greater vulnerability, lack of respect, limited opportunities and violence;

And whereas, the elimination of violence benefits society as a whole and requires the participation of all stakeholders and a holistic response that addresses issues such as employment, housing, childcare, education, health, safety and justice;

Therefore be it resolved, that November 25, 2009 be proclaimed “The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” and December 6, 2009 be proclaimed “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-1312

See also Resolution 2009-1256


HE-B. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-B1. National Collaborative on the Prevention of Falls in Long Term Care

Received 2009-1313


HE-C. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-C1. Lay Health Educator Breast Screening Program Evaluation

Received 2009-1314

HE-C2. Provincial Funding Cuts for Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Programs

Received 2009-1315

HE-C3. Role of the Medical Officer of Health in Commenting on Applications for Certificate of Approval

Received 2009-1316


HE-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-D1. Henry Clarke, Chair, Board of Health for the Peterborough County-City Health Unit, Letter dated September 30, 2009 to John Gerretsen, Minister of the Environment, Advising that the Board of Health for the Peterborough County-City Health Unit Considered the Staff Report on the Air Quality Health Index and Passed a Motion at its September 9, 2009 Meeting

Received 2009-1317

HE-D2. David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated October 1, 2009 in Response to a Letter from Regional Chair Emil Kolb dated July 16, 2009 Supporting the Approval of the Appointment of Dr. Kathleen Dooling as Associate Medical Officer of Health for Peel Public Health

Received 2009-1318

HE-D3. David Caplan, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated October 5, 2009 to Regional Chair Emil Kolb Expressing Appreciation for Peel Region’s Ongoing Work to Meet the Pandemic H1N1 Influenza (pH1N1) Challenge, and Advising that the Ministry has Provided a One-time Funding for 2009 to Support the Purchase of IT Equipment for Mass Vaccination Clinics

Received 2009-1319

See also Resolution 2009-1320

HE-D4. Allison Stuart, Assistant Deputy Minister (A), Public Health Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated October 7, 2009 to Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Confirming a One-time Funding in 2009 for the Acquisition of IT Equipment for Mass Vaccination Clinics and Specifying the Ministry’s Terms, Conditions and Expectations

Received 2009-1320

See also Resolution 2009-1319

HE-D5. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated October 15, 2009 to Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario, Informing Him that the City of Mississauga, at its Meeting on October 14, 2009, Adopted Resolution 0230 2009 Regarding Concerns over the Clarkson Airshed Study

Received 2009-1321

See also Resolution 2009-1322

RECOMMENDATION GC-210-2009:

That the letter from Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga to Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario dated October 15, 2009 and related resolution 0230-2009 adopted by the City of Mississauga Council at its meeting held on October 14, 2009 regarding concerns related to the Clarkson Airshed study, be endorsed.

Approved 2009-1322

See also Resolution 2009-1321

HE-D6. Amanda Rawecki, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 26, 2009 Attaching a Report titled “Greater Toronto Area Clean Air Council: 2008-2010 Intergovernmental Declaration on Clean Air“ and Advising that the City of Brampton Passed Resolution C247-2009 at its Meeting on October 7, 2009 in Support of the Declaration

Received 2009-1323


F. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item F1:

F1. Update on Funding for Dental Programs (Oral)

Received 2009-1324


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-211-2009:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1 and G2, be forwarded to the November 19, 2009 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2009-1325

See also Resolutions 2009-1332 to 2009-1335


Staff Reports

a) International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3, 2009

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Adams;

Whereas, the Region of Peel and other Organizations representing persons with disabilities and various levels of government across the country are recognizing December 3, 2009 as United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons;

And whereas, the disabled community in Canada exceeds 14 per cent of our population;

And whereas, persons with disabilities contribute to our community, as entrepreneurs, decision-makers, employees, musicians, artists, volunteers, parents, grandparents;

And whereas, recognition of this day calls attention to the ability and willingness of persons with disabilities to contribute to Canada’s economic, political and social communities, including the important work of the members of the Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC);

And whereas, for many among us, our future depends on the success of creating communities and recognizing the efforts put forward by individuals with disabilities;

Therefore be it resolved, that December 3, 2009 be proclaimed “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2009-1326

Additional Item – Item 9.a was dealt with.

9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Motions Regarding Peel Region Official Plan Review - Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 21 - Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Regional Municipality of Peel staff be directed to discuss and confirm with staff of the Region of Halton, City of Hamilton and Region of Niagara, their respective approaches in addressing issues related to implementing a balance in the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) regarding Agriculture and Natural Heritage policies;

And further, that staff address the Peel Federation of Agriculture requests that were presented to General Committee held on November 12, 2009, more specifically being request number 2 (Protecting agriculture from non-conforming use status); request number 4 (stop secret land use prohibitions by the Province); and request #6 (make significant wildlife habitat an opportunity).

Carried 2009-1327

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1261, 2009-1328 and 2009-1329

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Regional Municipality of Peel staff be directed to hold public information meetings to present large format Schedule A Natural Heritage maps and to provide an opportunity for the public and agricultural community to review the accuracy of the proposed mapping and make corrections as necessary.

Carried 2009-1328

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1261, 2009-1328 and 2009-1329

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Regional Municipality of Peel staff be directed to coordinate a joint study between the Region, City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon to determine the scale of the assessment shift from designating lands deemed natural heritage to other property tax classes as proposed in the Provincial Policy Statement.

Carried 2009-1329

See also Resolutions 2009-1253, 2009-1261, 2009-1327 and 2009-1328


8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 108-2009: A by-law to adopt Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 22 to the Region of Peel Official Plan in order to amend policies related to Transportation.

By-law 109-2009: A by-law to adopt Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 23 to the Region of Peel Official Plan in order to amend policies related to Housing.

By-law 110-2009: A by-law to adopt Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 21A to the Region of Peel Official Plan in order to amend policies related to Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management.

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Corbasson;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws
108-2009 to 110-2009 inclusive, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Deputy Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2009-1330

See also Resolutions 2009-1261, 2009-1271 and 2009-1302


9. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 9.a:

a) Motions Regarding Peel Region Official Plan Review - Adoption of Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 21 - Natural Heritage, Agriculture, Air Quality and Integrated Waste Management Policies

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2009-1327 to 2009-1329 inclusive


10. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

• October 29, 2009 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

• In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-11) meeting held on November 12, 2009

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That item 11.1a listed on the agenda of the November 19, 2009 Regional Council meeting be received;

And further, that the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Item 11.1a) listed on the November 19, 2009 Regional Council agenda be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2009-1331

1. General Committee

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2009-11) meeting held on November 12, 2009

G1. Proposed Amendment to Sublease Agreement (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-212-2009:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Subtenant, enter into an Amendment to Sublease Agreement with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Inc., as Sublandlord, to extend the existing Sublease for approximately 9,720 square feet (903 square metres) of ground floor administrative office space at 9445 Airport Road, Brampton;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Amendment to Sublease Agreement be provided from the various Public Works Support Division Cost Centres;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Sublease.

Approved 2009-1332

See also Resolution 2009-1325

G2. In Camera Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2009-4) meeting held on October 29, 2009

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) REPORTS

  i) Greenlands Securement Project Land Costs Per Acre (a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)
      Presentation by Janet Wong, Planner, Regional Municipality of Peel

Received 2009-1333

See also Resolution 2009-1325

  ii) Toronto and Region Conservation Authority October 2009 Project Proposal, Town of Caledon, Ward 1 (a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)
      Presentation by Janet Wong, Planner, Regional Municipality of Peel

Received 2009-1334

See also Resolutions 2009-1325 and 2009-1335

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-11-2009:

That Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) be requested to submit a formal Greenlands Securement Funding Request and complete any further studies as requested by Regional Council and staff as described in the In Camera report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated September 18, 2009, titled “Toronto and Region Conservation Authority October 2009 project proposal, Town of Caledon, Ward 1”.

Approved 2009-1335

See also Resolutions 2009-1325 and 2009-1334


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Whitehead
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That By-law 111-2009 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on November 19, 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 2009-1336


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:13 p.m.


J. Payne
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Deputy Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair