April 1 , 2010 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 General Committee (GC-2010-4) meeting held on March 25, 2010
 
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
  1.a) March 4, 2010 Regional Council Budget Closed Session Minutes
  2.a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-4) meeting held on March 25, 2010
  3.a) Proposed Driver Training Track - City of Mississauga, Ward 9 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality)
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 1, 2010

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


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Moore recited the prayer.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that a press release was issued at 9:00 a.m. announcing the two-year extension of Chief Metcalf’s contract, which will keep him at the helm of the Peel Regional Police until early 2013.

Members:

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

Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to vacation; N. Iannicca , due to personal matters; S. McFadden, 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; D. Bingham, Acting 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; C. Reid, Regional Clerk; R. Martin, 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) March 4, 2010, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 4, 2010 be approved.

Carried 2010-230


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the agenda for the April 1, 2010 Regional Council meeting be amended to withdraw Delegations/Presentations – Item 5b;

And further, that the agenda for the April 1, 2010 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2010-231

See also Resolution 2010-233


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Toby Lennox, Vice President and Stephen Griggs, Board Member, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Presenting an Update on GTAA Activities

Received 2010-232

Councillor Mahoney arrived at 9:35 a.m.
Councillor Adams arrived at 9:36 a.m.
Councillor Whitehead arrived at 9:44 a.m.
Councillor McCallion departed at 10:21 a.m. due to other municipal business.

Toby Lennox, Vice President, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) introduced Aleem Kanji, Manager, Public Affairs, GTAA and Stephen Griggs, Member, GTAA Board of Directors. He noted that Stephen Griggs is the Executive Director for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance and replaces the late Stanley Archdekin as the Peel representative on the GTAA Board of Directors.

Toby Lennox stated that the GTAA anticipates that the Region of Peel will be an area of substantial growth in the years ahead. The GTAA has a unique global position where direct flights from the Pearson International airport (Pearson) are able to reach major markets all over the world. The GTAA serves 85,000 passengers per day and handles 50 per cent of Canada’s air freight daily which is then moved through the Region of Peel.

Toby Lennox reported that effective January 1, 2010, the GTAA reduced landing fees and general terminal charges by 10 per cent. The GTAA landing fee rebate has attracted a number of new air carriers to the airport, with the market in Asia leading the way in growth.

Toby Lennox stated that public transit service to Pearson continues to be a challenge noting that of the 65,000 vehicular trips to the airport each day, only one to two per cent are public transit vehicles. He stated that this is not sustainable and improving public transit service to the airport is a focus of the GTAA.

Toby Lennox reported that 80 per cent of the $500 million in goods purchased by the GTAA are supplied from the Greater Toronto Area with the majority of that total coming from the Region of Peel. There are currently 42,000 people working at Pearson which contributes significantly to the economy of Peel.

Toby Lennox stated that in 2009, the GTAA experienced a 6.1 per cent reduction in flights, with service to the United States suffering the greatest decline. Customer service will continue to be a priority at the GTAA and with improving customer satisfaction in mind, the GTAA recently launched the yourvoiceatpearson.com site. The website allows customers to share ideas and provide feedback on their experience at the airport.

Councillor Palleschi enquired if the recent 10 per cent reduction in landing fees at Pearson has brought it closer to the average landing fee charged at other airports. Toby Lennox responded that even with the 10 per cent landing fee reduction, Pearson continues to operate at the high end of landing fees world-wide. Pearson has a number of challenges related to landing fees as it has a number of fixed costs due to federal regulations. Carriers continue to make profits on flights out of Pearson but in recognition of the competitive nature of the airline business, the airport has reduced landing fees each of the last three years.

Councillor Palleschi reported that airlines cite high landing fees at Pearson as contributing to higher costs of flights from the airport. Toby Lennox responded that the market drives the costs of flights at Pearson and with the airport serving as a gateway to much of North America, the demand for seats on GTAA flights is high.

Councillor Palleschi stated that there has been an increase in the number of people in southern Ontario who use the Buffalo, New York airport for travel to the United States and that may contribute to the decline of flights at Pearson bound for American destinations. Toby Lennox responded that Pearson loses over 2 million passengers to the Buffalo, New York airport on an annual basis. The GTAA continues to monitor this situation and is focussed on improving customer service.

Councillor Prentice noted that the elevated level of security screening at Pearson for flights to the United States is causing a great deal of frustration for passengers and as a result, many people in Ontario are using the Buffalo, New York airport where security measures are not as stringent as the ones at Pearson.

Councillor Prentice inquired why the security levels at Pearson have increased. Toby Lennox responded that an incident on a flight to Detroit on December 25, 2009 resulted in a significant increase in airport security screening for all flights headed to the United States. Security delays at Pearson are now shorter than they were at the beginning of 2010 and the GTAA is working towards further reducing the delays. The GTAA is also raising the issue with American officials and stressing the costs to Americans that have resulted in the increased security levels at the airport.

Councillor Prentice stated that people flying to the United States from Europe do not experience the same level of security as passengers flying to America from Pearson. Toby Lennox responded that the level of security at European airports is the same as those at Pearson however, the volume of passengers in Toronto adds to delays in clearing security.

Councillor Prentice requested information on how the recent funding reductions announced by the provincial government for public transit projects will impact the airport. Toby Lennox responded that the air-rail link project that will transport passengers from the airport to Union Station will continue to receive funding, however the Eglinton Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Finch West LRT have been put on hold. As this announcement was made only a few days ago, GTAA officials are still working to obtain details from the provincial government.

Councillor McCallion stated that she recently flew from Pearson to South Carolina and experienced delays due to the increased security measures however, on the return flight from Columbia, South Carolina, the security was no where near the level as at Pearson addressing the issues.

Councillor McCallion enquired if Transport Canada and the Canadian government are raising the issues related to increased security measures at the GTAA with the American government.

Toby Lennox responded that federal Ministers John Baird and Lawrence Cannon have been meeting with officials in the United States on security issues.

Councillor Saito stated that the cost of flights from the Buffalo, New York airport are significantly lower than similar flights from Pearson and that security levels both at the border and the Buffalo airport are much lower. Toby Lennox responded that the GTAA is concerned about the 2 million passengers it loses to the Buffalo, New York airport, however, there is an increase in American passengers flying to Asia from Pearson as it is more convenient than flying out of John F. Kennedy airport in New York.

Councillor Thompson noted that the system for moving freight in and out of Pearsn has improved dramatically, as well as, the land traffic flow coming to and from the airport. He stated that the delay with American customs continues to be a major issue and asked if United States officials could increase the number of customs staff. Toby Lennox responded that the GTAA cannot set levels for American customs staff at the airport and suggested that use of the Nexis card will help passengers move more quickly through security.

Councillor Thompson stated that passenger flights out of the Hamilton airport are often half empty but the carriers are able to generate a profit with freight on board each flight. Toby replied that Chicago is the greatest freight competitor for Toronto and in order to remain attractive in the market the GTAA recently lowered its cargo fees by 25 per cent.

Councillor Sprovieri enquired if the hush kitted planes that fly in restricted times are being phased out. Toby Lennox replied that there will be an announcement next week related to that matter, however, he was not at liberty to discuss the matter at this time. He undertook to follow up with Regional Council after the announcement.

Councillor Sprovieri requested further details related to the current debt that resulted from the recent expansion at the GTAA. Toby Lennox responded that the current debt is $7.4 billion. The GTAA is not a not-for-profit company, and as a result, the GTAA cannot access the capital market. The GTAA bond rating continues to be strong and as a result, the airport can continue to get low rate financing.

Councillor Sprovieri asked if future reductions in the GTAA debt level will result in additional cuts to landing fees. Toby Lennox explained that the GTAA will continue to explore fee reduction opportunities where possible, noting that future construction costs must be considered as well. The Government of Canada will re-claim the airport in 2056 and at that point, the facility must be debt free.

Councillor Corbasson stated that she had a positive experience moving through security at Pearson in March, 2010 and that increased security is important for passenger peace of mind. Toby Lennox answered that the GTAA is committed to providing the best security possible in order to prevent a terrorist attack on the United States that originates in Canada.

Councillor Parrish noted the success that resulted from the privatization of the GTAA. She stated that rent charges at the GTAA are the highest in Canada in order to subsidize the operations of smaller airports across the country.

Councillor Adams praised the architecture of the new facilities at the GTAA and noted the works of art that are now on display at the terminals. She stated that night flights during restricted hours continue to be a concern for her constituents.

Councillor Adams enquired as to what additional measures the GTAA can take to improve service at the check-in counter, security and customs areas which are the pinch points at the airport. Toby Lennox responded that the GTAA will continue to work with their partners to increase staffing levels at the check-in counter, at security and at customs. The GTAA is also launching the Smart Traveller campaign to better educate passengers about what items they may and may not take on a flight. The goal of the Smart Traveller campaign is to reduce wait times getting through security as more people understand the security restrictions. Toby Lennox re-stated that customs delays can be avoided by obtaining a Nexis card.

Councillor Adams noted that there is a curb-side check in service at the Buffalo airport and asked if the GTAA has considered offering a similar option to passengers. Toby Lennox responded that the GTAA is unable to offer curb-side check in due to Transport Canada security restrictions.

Councillor Moore noted the frustration of passengers as they wait for their luggage to be moved from the plane to the terminal. Toby Lennox replied that air carriers are responsible for baggage handling and that the GTAA continues to raise the issue with them.

Regional Chair Kolb suggested that representatives from the GTAA present to a future meeting of Regional Council on the issues and processes that are contributing to the increase in Ontario air passengers travelling out of Buffalo, New York.

b) Nellie Sheppard, Chair, Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network; Roman Aman, Key Member, Elder Help Peel and Catholic Family Services-Peel Dufferin and Maureen Etkin, Regional Consultant, Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Presenting the Elder Abuse Regional Strategy and Requesting Support to Increase Awareness of Elder Abuse Issues in the Region of Peel

Withdrawn 2010-233

See also Resolution 2010-231


6. COMMUNICATIONS
- Nil


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-4) meeting held on March 25, 2010

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2010-4) meeting held on March 25, 2010, be adopted.

Carried 2010-234

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

Items Related to Delegations/Presentations – Item D1 was dealt with.

D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Peter Goldman, Sales Manager and Michael Hubacheck, Energy Solutions Manager, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., Presenting Enbridge Gas Rebate Cheques for the Reduction of Natural Gas Consumption at Incinerators 1 and 2 at the G.E. Booth Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

Received 2010-235

See also Resolution 2010-294


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-63-2010:

That the agenda for the March 25, 2010, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from Kelly Darnley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caledon Chamber of Commerce to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-E7;

And further, that the agenda for the March 25, 2010, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from Peter Fay, City Clerk, City of Brampton to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-E8;

And further, that the agenda for the March 25, 2010, General Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from Sylvia Jones, MPP, Dufferin-Caledon, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-E2;

And further that the agenda for the March 25, 2010 General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-236

See also Resolutions 2010-286, 2010-287 and 2010-300


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Peter Goldman, Sales Manager and Michael Hubacheck, Energy Solutions Manager, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., Presenting Enbridge Gas Rebate Cheques for the Reduction of Natural Gas Consumption at Incinerators 1 and 2 at the G.E. Booth Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-235

D2. Regional Chair E. Kolb, Councillor A. Groves and J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, Presenting a Certificate from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health and Public Health Staff, Recognizing the Commitment and Dedication to Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Evidenced through Public Health’s Response to the Pandemic H1N1 2009 Influenza

Received 2010-237

See also Resolution 2010-242


E. REPORTS AND CO M MUNICATIONS

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. Fluoridation of Peel’s Municipal Water Supply

Received 2010-238

See also Resolution 2010-241

HE-A2. Mandatory Food Handler Training and Certification

RECOMMENDATION GC-64-2010:

That the Medical Officer of Health explore the implementation of a mandatory food handler Training and Certification Program in Peel Region and report back to Regional Council with findings.

Approved 2010-239

HE-A3. Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy

Received 2010-240


HE-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-B1. Carole Clinch, Spokesperson and Research Coordinator, Email dated February 18, 2010, Concerning Allegations of False and Misleading Statements Provided by Region of Peel Public Health on the Fluoridation of Peel’s Water Supply

Referred to Health Services 2010-241

See also Resolution 2010-238

HE-B2. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated February 24, 2010, Thanking the Region of Peel Public Health Department for their Unwavering Efforts, Commitment and Dedication to Public Health and Emergency Preparedness that Enabled a Successful Response to the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Influenza

Received 2010-242

See also Resolution 2010-237

HE-B3. Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa), Announcing the Call for Board of Health Nominations to 2010-2011 alPHa Board of Directors and Providing Information on the Ontario Boards of Health by Region

Received 2010-243


ITEMS RELATED HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Report of the Grants Ad hoc Committee (GAC-2010-1) meeting held on March 4, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GAC-1-2010:

That the agenda for the March 4, 2010, Grants Ad hoc Committee meeting be amended to include the Current List of Funded Agencies to be dealt with under Reports - Item 4.b;

And further, that the agenda for the March 4, 2010, Grants Ad hoc Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-244

See also Resolution 2010-247

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

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

Received 2010-245

See also Resolution 2010-246

RECOMMENDATION GAC-2-2010:

That subsequent to the Community Programs Fund review and the recommendations of the Community Investment Strategy and Regional Audit, that the Grants Ad Hoc Committee support the following:

  • Rename the Community Programs Fund to Community Investment Fund;
  • Increase the 2011 Renewable Project Fund maximum to $35,000 (from $20,000);
  • Annual Reserve contribution, equal to 10 per cent of the annual Multi-year Operational Fund budget, to offset the impact of future increases;
  • Implementation of a Community Based Impact Fund to support grass roots community development, of up to $5,000 annually. This fund will include the Agricultural funding and Youth in Action Fund; and
  • Provide a Results Based Accountability workshop for Grants Ad Hoc Committee and Council.

Approved 2010-246

See also Resolution 2010-245

Additional Item – Item 4.b:

b) Current List of Funded Agencies

Received 2010-247

See also Resolution 2010-244


HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Proposed Name for the Peel Manor Apartment Project

RECOMMENDATION GC-65-2010:

That the new Peel Manor Apartment Project located adjacent to the existing Peel Manor Long Term Care Centre and Peel Living’s Manorbridge apartments at 525 Main Street North, Brampton, Ward 5, be named “Nance Horwood Place”.

Approved 2010-248


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Volunteer MBC (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon) dated March 2, 2010, Providing Information on the 2nd Annual Community Expo for Youth and Announcing their Partnership with the Youth Exchange Program to Host the 2nd Annual Community Expo to Offer Job and Volunteer Information for Newcomer Youth

Received 2010-249


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement Regional Road 1 (Old Main Street) Owner: Tanya Marie Brooker - Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-66-2010:

That the encroachment on Regional Road 1 (Old Main Street) being wooden rail fencing, a concrete front entrance pad and the front portion of a two storey frame building on the property municipally known as 17170 Old Main Street, Belfountain be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated January 11, 2010 between the Regional Municipality of Peel and Tanya Marie Brooker;

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

Approved 2010-250

See also Resolution 2010-302


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. 2010 Annual Debt Repayment Limit

Received 2010-251

MA-B2. 2010 Final Levy By-Law

RECOMMENDATION GC-67-2010:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment which apportions the Regional net levy requirement of $796,279,959 to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon in accordance with the Council approved apportionment formula, as detailed in Appendix I of the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated March 1, 2010, titled “2010 Final Levy By-law”.

Approved 2010-252

See also Resolution 2010-302

MA-B3. 2010 Tax Capping Policy

RECOMMENDATION GC-68-2010:

That the necessary by-law be presented to Regional Council for enactment authourizing the Region of Peel to apply all of the optional tools for tax capping available to it under paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection 329.1(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended (the Act), as well as to exempt a property from the application of Part IX of the Act (removal of properties from capping and clawbacks) as provided under Part II.1 of Ontario Regulation 73/03, as amended, for the calculation of the amount of property taxes for municipal and school purposes payable regarding commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes for the 2010 taxation year.

Approved 2010-253

See also Resolution 2010-302

MA-B4. 2009 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2010-254

MA-B5. Authority to Execute the Amending Agreement with AMO to Receive the Federal Gas Tax Funds

RECOMMENDATION GC-69-2010:

That the Regional Chair and Regional Clerk be authorized to execute the Amending Agreement to the Municipal Funding Agreement (MFA) for the Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues Under The New Deal For Cities And Communities with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) in order to allow AMO to release the federal gas tax funds allocated to the Region of Peel;

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

And further, that the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services to prepare a Council report and related by-laws to share the 2010-2014 Federal Gas Tax funds with the area municipalities based on the 2005-2009 Agreement shares of 17 percent for the Region and 83 percent for the area municipalities to be apportioned between the area municipalities using the 2006 Census data.

Approved 2010-255

See also Resolution 2010-302

MA-B6. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2010-2) meeting held on February 23, 2010

1. CALL TO ORDER

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. The Victoria Times Colonist, Article dated January 22, 2010, titled “CNIB Should Not be Running Library Service”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-259

b. The Windsor Star, Article dated January 23, 2010, titled “Service Dog Helps Woman Fight Mental Illness”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-260

c. Disability News Asia, Article dated January 25, 2010, titled “Canadian Works to Make Housing More Accessible for Disabled People””

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-261

d. AODA.com (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), Article dated January 25, 2010, titled “Municipal Bylaws Must Follow Human Rights Code: OMB”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-262

e. Canada.com, Article dated January 28, 2010, titled “Access Remains Unequal: Disabled”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-263

Presentations – Item 5a was dealt with.

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Kristina Hatton, Coordinator, Peel Children's Water Festival, Public Works, Presenting the Peel Children’s Water Festival 2010 Accessibility Work Plan

Received 2010-256

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-4-2010:

That the minutes of the January 26, 2010 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2010-1) meeting, be approved.

Approved 2010-257

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-5-2010:

That the agenda for the February 23, 2010 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting, be amended to include a communication item from Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, providing an update on the progress in making Ontario Accessible by 2025, to be dealt with under Communication Items - Item 4f;

And further, that the agenda for the February 23, 2010 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include a communication item from the Mississauga News titled “Women Urged to Reach for the Top”, to be dealt with under Communication Items - Item 4g;

And further, that the agenda for the February 23, 2010 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-258

See also Resolutions 2010-264 and 2010-265

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. The Victoria Times Colonist, Article dated January 22, 2010, titled “CNIB Should Not be Running Library Service”

Received 2010-259

b. The Windsor Star, Article dated January 23, 2010, titled “Service Dog Helps Woman Fight Mental Illness”

Received 2010-260

c. Disability News Asia, Article dated January 25, 2010, titled “Canadian Works to Make Housing More Accessible for Disabled People”

Received 2010-261

d. AODA.com (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), Article dated January 25, 2010, titled “Municipal Bylaws Must Follow Human Rights Code: OMB”

Received 2010-262

e. Canada.com, Article dated January 28, 2010, titled “Access Remains Unequal: Disabled”

Received 2010-263

Additional Items – Items 4f and 4g:

f. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, Letter Providing an Update on the Progress thus far in Making Ontario Accessible by 2025

Received 2010-264

See also Resolution 2010-258

g. The Mississauga News, Article dated January 22, 2010, titled “Women Urged to Reach for the Top”

Received 2010-265

See also Resolution 2010-258

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Kristina Hatton, Coordinator, Peel Children's Water Festival, Public Works, Presenting the Peel Children’s Water Festival 2010 Accessibility Work Plan

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-256

b. Richard Ngun, Project Manager, Development and Construction, Employee and Business Services, Providing an Update on the Chapelview Project, City of Brampton, Ward 3

Received 2010-266

c. Jeff Payne, Manager, Regulatory Compliance, Corporate Services, Providing an Update on the AAC Membership Recruitment Process

Received 2010-267

6. REPORTS

  a. Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy (Oral)
      Update by William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

Withdrawn 2010-268

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

Deferred to the March 30, 2010 AAC meeting 2010-269

  c. Employment Accessibility Standards Development Committee Update (Oral) – Nil
     
  d. Accessible Transportation Standards Development Committee (Oral) – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

  a. Customer Service Standard Training (Oral)

Received 2010-270


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. 2-1-1 Expansion Feasibility Study

RECOMMENDATION GC-70-2010:

That the Region of Peel, as a 211 service provider, plan for and implement the provision of 211 service to those parts of Caledon that are currently without service and to the County of Dufferin, provided that appropriate funding with respect to the provision of service to Dufferin County is provided through funding partners, including Ontario 211 Services Corporation;

And further, that appropriate agreements with respect to the funding and the provision of 211 services to Caledon and the County of Dufferin be executed by the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2010-271

MA-C2. Benefit Plan Renewal for Paramedic Benefits, Document 2010 - 207N

RECOMMENDATION GC-71-2010:

That staff be authorized to directly negotiate a one year contract (Document 2010 – 207N), with Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Incorporated for Peel Regional Paramedic Services union benefit plan in the estimated annual amount of $1,227,737 (excluding applicable taxes), for the period April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

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

And further, that authority be given to increase or extend the contract for two additional 12 month periods, based on satisfactory service, performance and costs, for each period.

Approved 2010-272

MA-C3. Peel Heritage Complex Infrastructure Stimulus Funding Project 09-5172S – Project Budget

RECOMMENDATION GC-72-2010:

That the funding for Infrastructure Stimulus Funding Project 09-5172S, Peel Heritage Complex, be increased from $11,373,480 to $12,280,260 to be financed from the General Government CFSR – R0230.

Approved 2010-273


MA-D. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-D1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2010-2) meeting held on March 11, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-5-2010:

That the agenda for the March 11, 2010 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2010-274

3. REPORTS

a) Summary of the Region of Peel Meetings with Ministers at the 2010 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)/Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Annual Conference

Received 2010-275

See also Resolution 2010-276

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-6-2010:

That staff report to a future meeting of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC) with a process for communicating draft public policy positions, when timing precludes formal endorsement procedures.

Approved 2010-276

See also Resolution 2010-275

  b) Update: MP/MPP Communications Strategy (Oral)
      Discussion led by David Arbuckle, Manager, Public Policy, Office of Strategic Innovation and Policy

Received 2010-277

4. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STATUS REPORT AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES
Discussion led by Lowell Rubin-Vaughan, Intergovernmental Relations Advisor, Public Policy and Planning

a) Federal Government
b) Provincial Government
c) Local Government

Received 2010-278

See also Resolution 2010-279

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-7-2010:

That staff report to a future meeting of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC) with information regarding the plans of the provincial government to require municipal contributions for hospital capital funding;

And further, that the requested report include information regarding the current provincial position regarding local contributions to hospital funding and whether there has always been a requirement for local contributions for hospital capital funding.

Approved 2010-279

See also Resolution 2010-278


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Norman Loberg, Chairman, Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee and Marilynne Day-Linton Chair, Board of Directors, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Letter dated February 3, 2010, Regarding Appointment of Director of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)

Received 2010-280

MA-E2. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 12, 2010, Advising of Claireville Conservation Area Management Plan Update

Received 2010-281

MA-E3. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 12, 2010, Attaching a Copy of a City of Brampton Council Resolution Regarding Brampton’s Response to the Provincial Growth Plan – Market Demand and Development and Feasibility Study for Brampton’s Employment Lands – Findings and Recommendations

Received 2010-282

MA-E4. Emil Kolb, Chair, Region of Peel, Letter to Jim Bradley, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing dated February 23, 2010, Advising of the Delegation of Regional Tax Ratio Setting Authority and Enclosing the Related 2010 Delegation By-law

Received 2010-283

MA-E5. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 27, 2010, Attaching a Copy of a City of Brampton Council Resolution in Regard to Tax Rebate Program for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

Received 2010-284

MA-E6. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) – Member Advisory: Providing a Response to the Federal Budget

Received 2010-285

Additional Items – Items MA-E7 and MA-E8:

MA-E7. Kelly Darnley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Caledon Chamber of Commerce, Letter dated March 4, 2010, Providing a Copy of the Caledon Chamber of Commerce Delegation Regarding Residential Growth in Bolton Presented at the February 25, 2010 General Committee meeting

Received 2010-286

See also Resolution 2010-274

MA-E8. Peter Fay, City Clerk, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 19, 2010, Providing a Copy of a City of Brampton Recommendation and Report titled, “Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Board of Directors Meeting March 3-6, 2010 – Report from Mayor Susan Fennell”

Received 2010-287

See also Resolution 2010-274


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. TRANSPORTATION

PW-A1. Engineering Services for the Reconstruction of Regional Road 9 (King Street) from Albion Vaughan Road to Humberlea Road, Capital Project 09-4090, Document 2009-235P – Town of Caledon, Ward 5

RECOMMENDATION GC-73-2010:

That the contract (Document 2009-235P) for engineering services for the reconstruction of Regional Road 9 (King Street) from Albion Vaughan Road to Humberlea Road, be awarded to R. J. Burnside and Associates Limited, in the estimated amount of $434,466 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 09-4090, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-288

PW-A2. Consulting Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for Various Bridge Structures and Culvert Rehabilitations: O'Brien's Bridge, City of Mississauga, Ward 3; Derry Road West Bridge, City of Mississauga, Ward 10; Forks of the Credit Bridge and Thunder Bridge, Town of Caledon, Ward 1, Capital Projects 08-4840, 08-4850 and 08-4860, Document 2010-095P

RECOMMENDATION GC-74-2010:

That the proposal (Document 2010-095P) for consulting services for the detailed design, contract administration and supervision of bridge structures and culvert rehabilitations (O’Brien’s Bridge and Derry Road West Bridge in the City of Mississauga, Forks of the Credit Bridge and Thunder Bridge in the Town of Caledon) be awarded to Giffels Associates Limited/IBI Group, in the estimated amount of $580,630 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 08-4840 ($193,543.00), 08-4850 ($193,543.50), and 08-4860 ($193,543.50), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-289

PW-A3. Inaugural Meeting of the GTA West Corridor Municipal Task Force

Received 2010-290


PW-B. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-B1. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2010-2) meeting held on March 11, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2010:

That the agenda for the March 11, 2010, Waste Management Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2010-291

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Waste Exemption Period Update

Received 2010-292

5. COMMUNICATIONS – Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

  a) Legal Advice Regarding the Algonquin Power Energy-From-Waste Facility (Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose)
      Presentation by Patrick O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2010-309 and 2010-310

7. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Outstanding Staff Directions (Oral)

Received 2010-293


PW-C. WASTEWATER

PW-C1. Enbridge Gas Reduction Rebate, G.E. Booth Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant, Incinerators 1 and 2 – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

Received 2010-294

See also Resolutions 2010-235 and 2010-295

PW-C2. Site Preparation and Demolition Works at the G.E. Booth Wastewater Treatment Plant, Capital Projects 02-2935, 02-2924 and 10-2925, Document 2009-026P – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-75-2010:

That the contract (Document 2009-026P) for the Consulting Services for Site Preparation and Demolition Work at the G.E. Booth Wastewater Treatment Plant be awarded to Black & Veatch Canada Company in the estimated amount of $1,152,815.70 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 02-2935, 02-2924 and 10-2925, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-295

See also Resolution 2010-294

PW-D. WATER

PW-D1. Water Treatment and Quality, 2009 Annual Summary Report: Municipal Water Supplies

RECOMMENDATION GC-76-2010:

That the 2009 Annual Summary Report be endorsed to comply with the Ontario Drinking-Water Systems Regulation (O.Reg.170/03) under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002.

Approved 2010-296

PW-D2. West Brampton Reservoir and Pumping Station, Capital Projects 08-1966 and 03-1975, Document 2004-367P – City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-77-2010:

That the contract (Document 2004-367P) for consulting services for the design and contract administration for the construction of the West Brampton Reservoir and Pumping Station between the Region of Peel and the consulting engineering firm Genivar Consultants Limited Partnership (formerly MacViro Consultants Incorporated) be extended for additional engineering services in the amount of $225,660 (excluding applicable taxes), for a total commitment of $1,485,763 under Capital Project 03-1975 in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-297

PW-D3. Engineering Services for South Peel Reservoirs and Pumping Station Upgrades, Capital Project 08-1965, Document 2010-073P - City of Mississauga, Wards 3, 5 and 9, and City of Brampton, Wards 3, 7 and 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-78-2010:

That the contract (Document 2010-073P) for engineering services for South Peel reservoirs and pumping station upgrades at six locations in the Region of Peel be awarded to Cole Engineering Group Ltd. in the estimated amount of $639,612 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 08-1965, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-298


PW-E. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-E1. Victor Severino, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Letter dated March 1, 2010, In Response to the Region of Peel’s Request to Provide Growth Forecast Information that is to be Used For Planning Purposes

Received 2010-299

Additional Item – Item PW-E2:

PW-E2. Sylvia Jones, Member of Provincial Parliament, Dufferin-Caledon, Letter dated March 9, 2010, Advising that the Provincial Government is Considering Changing the Environmental Approval Process and Requesting the Region of Peel to Submit Comments to the Province in Response to the Proposed Changes

Referred to Public Works staff 2010-300


F. OTHER BUSINESS
- Nil


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-79-2010:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1, G2 and G3, be forwarded to the April 1, 2010 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2010-301

See also Resolutions 2010-307 to 2010-310 inclusive

8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 27-2010: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 1 (Old Main Street) in the Town of Caledon.

By-law 28-2010: A by-law to authorize the execution of the Amending Agreement with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (referred to herein as 'AMO') which will allow AMO to release the federal gas tax funding to the Region of Peel under the Agreement for the Transfer of Federal Gas Tax Revenues Under the New Deal for Cities and Communities.

By-law 29-2010: A by-law to adopt the optional tools for calculating the amount of taxes for municipal and school purposes payable in respect of property in the commercial classes, industrial classes and multi-residential property class for 2010.

By-law 30-2010: A by-law to adopt estimates of all sums required during the year 2010 for the purposes of the Regional Corporation and to provide a general levy and special levies on lower-tier municipalities.

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 27-2010 to 30-2010 inclusive, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2010-302

See also Resolutions 2010-250, 2010-252, 2010-253 and 2010-255


9. OTHER BUSINESS
- Nil


10. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Motion from Councillor Groves Regarding the Proclamation of a Day of Mourning

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

Whereas, the Regional Municipality of Peel is strongly committed to a safe and healthy workplace and ensures that its workers are always safe while on the job;

And whereas, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) established the Day of Mourning in 1984;

And whereas, the Federal and Provincial governments recognize April 28th, as the Day of Mourning to provide citizens, businesses and municipalities the opportunity to remember and mourn workers who lost their lives or suffer from occupational injuries and disease;

Therefore be it resolved, that April 28, 2010 be proclaimed “Day of Mourning” in the Regional Municipality of Peel and that staff lower the flags to half-mast in recognition of workers who have been injured or killed on the job.

Carried 2010-303

11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

• March 4, 2010 Regional Closed Session Report

• In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-4) meeting held on March 25, 2010

• Proposed Driver Training Track – City of Mississauga, Ward 9 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality)

Staff Report – Item 11.3a was dealt with.

3. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Driver Training Track – City of Mississauga, Ward 9 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality)

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Mississauga to fund the construction of a driver training track and an associated field shelter at the Garry W. Morden Centre Fire Training Facility, City of Mississauga;

And further, that The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Licensee, enter into a License with The City of Mississauga, as Licensor, for the use of the lands, the driver training track and the associated field shelter to be utilized by Regional services that would benefit from driver training, including but not limited to Peel Regional Police, Peel Region Paramedic Services and Transhelp;

And further, that the capital funds for and associated with the construction of the driver training track and the associated shelter be provided from Cost Centre 08-8331;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the License and the operation of the driver training track be provided from Cost Centre PA20200;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate and execute all contracts and agreements necessary to proceed with the development of the project.

Carried 2010-304

1. Approval of Minutes

a) March 4, 2010 Regional Council Closed Session Report

Received 2010-305


2. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-4) meeting held on March 25, 2010

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the In Camera report of the Genera Committee (GC-2010-4) meeting held on March 25, 2010 be adopted.

Carried 2010-306

G1. Proposed Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Lands – City of Brampton, Ward 10 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-80-2010:

That the lands described as Part of Lots 7, 8, 9 and 17, Concession 7, Northern Division in the City of Brampton (Former Township of Toronto–Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on draft reference plan 07-B5510 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc. be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation;

And further, that the “In Camera” direction given to the Commissioners of Employee and Business Services and Public Works as set out in the joint In Camera report date February 26, 2010, be approved and voted upon in accordance with section 239(6) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended;

And further, that the net proceeds from the sale be deposited into Capital Project 03-4040.

Approved 2010-307

See also Resolution 2010-301

G2. A Proposed or Pending Acquisition or Disposition of Land by the Municipality (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-81-2010:

That Purchase and Sale Agreements be entered into for the acquisition of lands and a building known as 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga including the adjacent parcel to the north, on terms satisfactory to the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and in a form satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management;

And further, that a Capital Project be established for the purchase and occupancy of the subject lands and building, including all capital improvements and any other related expenses;

And further, that the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services be authorized to borrow on behalf of the Regional Corporation the necessary funds to finance the purchase and occupancy of the building and all improvements and related expenditures and to execute all documents necessary and take such steps as may be appropriate to secure the funding;

And further, that the Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, be authorized to complete the transactions and execute all documents as may be appropriate for that purpose;

And further, that the necessary contracts for completion of due diligence and renovations necessary for staff occupancy of 7120 Hurontario Street be entered by direct negotiation or other manner required in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008, to meet the schedule for staff relocation from leased space to 7120 Hurontario Street;

And further, that the right to extend the lease at 21 Coventry Road, Brampton to June 30, 2011 exercised by Regional staff, be approved.

Approved 2010-308

See also Resolution 2010-301

G3. In Camera Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2010-2) meeting held on March 11, 2010

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

  a) Legal Advice Regarding the Algonquin Power Energy-From-Waste Facility (Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose) (Oral)
      Presentation by Patrick O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management

Received 2010-309

See also Resolutions 2010-301 and 2010-310

RECOMMENDATION WM-3-2010:

That the direction “In Camera” given to the Commissioner of Public Works be approved, and voted upon in accordance with section 239(6) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended.

Approved 2010-310

See also Resolutions 2010-301 and 2010-309

3. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Driver Training Track – City of Mississauga, Ward 9 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-304


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That By-law 31-2010 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 1, 2010, 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 Regional Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2010-311


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:02 a.m.


C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair