March 4, 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-2010-3) meeting held on February 25, 2010
 
  Staff Report
  7.2a) 2009 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign
  7.2b) Environmental Bill of Rights Submission Regarding Conservation Authorities
  7.2c) New Affordable Housing Development Plan Update: Reallocation of Units and Funding from 21 Division Housing Project
8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
  1.a) February 11, 2010 Regional Council Budget Closed Session Minutes
  2.a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-3) meeting held on February 25, 2010
  3.a) A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality
  3.b) Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board
11A. By-Laws Relating to In Camera Matters
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 4, 2010

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor McFadden recited the prayer.

A moment of silence was observed in honour of Constable Artem “James” Ochakovsky, Peel Regional Police, who was killed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, while on-duty, on Monday, March 1, 2010.

Members:

G. Carlson; G. Gibson; A. Groves; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb;K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; S. McFadden; E. Moore; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; C. Parrish; R. Paterak; M. Prentice; P. Saito;J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; A. Thompson; R. Whitehead

Members Absent:

E. Adams; C. Corbasson, due to vacation; F. Dale, due to other municipal business; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; G. Miles, due to other municipal business; M. Morrison, 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; C. Reid, Regional 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) February 11, 2010, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 11, 2010 be approved.

Carried 2010-130


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the agenda for the March 4, 2010 Regional Council meeting be amended to withdraw In Camera Matters – Item 11.3a;

And further, that the agenda for the March 4, 2010 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an In Camera report from the Commissioner of Public Works and the Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, regarding litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board, to be dealt with under In Camera Matters – Item 11.3b;

And further, that the agenda for the March 4, 2010 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2010-131

See also Resolutions 2010-226 and 2010-227


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dorothy Peddie, Resident, Regarding the Excessive Costs for Children with Special Needs Attending Summer Camps and Providing Details on a Charity Golf Tournament to Assist Families of Children with Disabilities to Attend Camp in 2010

Withdrawn 2010-132

b) Regional Chair Emil Kolb; David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Regional Police Chief Mike Metcalf; Members of Regional Council and Peel Regional United Way Campaign Leads, Presenting a Cheque for Funds Raised in the 2009 United Way Campaign to Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way, Peel Region

Received 2010-133

See also Resolution 2010-211

Regional Chair Kolb acknowledged the efforts of Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police staff, as well as, the 2009 Campaign team, in raising a combined total of $450,998 for the United Way of Peel Region.

Regional Chair Kolb introduced the 2009 Region of Peel Campaign Co-Chairs, Frank Medeiros, Corporate Services and Jennifer Diaz, Employee and Business Services.

Mike Metcalf, Chief, Peel Regional Police, introduced Sergeant Paul Brown, Peel Regional Police Liaison Officer for the United Way who led the 2009 Peel Regional Police United Way Campaign.

Councillor McCallion stated that she attended the United Way of Peel Region Awards banquet at which the Region of Peel and City of Mississauga were honoured. She commended Regional and area municipal employees for demonstrating that public sector employees are supportive of the United Way.

Regional Chair Kolb noted that the City of Brampton and Town of Caledon also had very successful 2009 employee campaigns.

Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel, thanked the Chair and Members of Regional Council, Regional and Police staff, for the extraordinary generosity shown throughout the 2009 campaign, noting that the combined Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police contribution placed the Region at the top of the list of contributors.

Susan Kulkarni, Campaign Manager and United Way Advisor, noted that the 2009 Campaign theme was “Coming Together” and stated that the Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police demonstrated the true meaning of the slogan by hosting a variety of fundraisers, including a joint Region of Peel/Peel Regional Police baseball game.

Shelley White stated that as a result of donor generosity that resulted in the surpassing of the 2009 campaign goal, the United Way Board of Directors approved a two per cent cost of living increase to all funded agencies. Additionally, the Board will be able to continue the investment in a neighbourhood development strategy in partnership with the Region of Peel, social enterprise and youth in action grants, and continued investment in organizational effectiveness, all of which were at risk of eliminated, due to lack of funding. She stated that over 400,000 individuals benefited from United Way services in 2009 and it is expected that number will increase to over 500,000 in 2010.

Chief Metcalf stated that his police force is deeply affected by the loss of Constable Artem “James” Ochakovsky, earlier in the week, and thanked the Regional Chair and Members of Council for observing a moment of silence in his honour. He stated that a funeral for Constable Ochakovsky has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the Hershey Centre in the City of Mississauga.

Chief Metcalf advised that, at the suggestion of Regional Chair Kolb, an education fund has been established for the son of Constable Ochakovsky, with over $20,000 in contributions already received.

Chief Metcalf reiterated the commitment of Peel Regional Police to protect the citizens of Peel during this very difficult time.


6. COMMUNICATIONS
- Nil


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-3) meeting held on February 25, 2010

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2010-3) meeting held on February 25, 2010, be adopted.

Carried 2010-134

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-35-2010:

That the agenda for the February 25, 2010, General Committee meeting be amended to include an additional delegation from Kelly Darnley, Executive Director, Kim Seipt, Chair and Charles Bristol, Past Chair, Caledon Chamber of Commerce regarding Residential Growth in Bolton, to be dealt with under Delegations/Presentations – Item D3;

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

Approved 2010-135

See also Resolution 2010-139


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Darren Steedman, Chair, Peel Chapter, Building Industry & Land Development Association (BILD), Regarding a Proposed Independent Review of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) on the Collection of Fees, Levy Fees and Duplication of Planning

Received 2010-136

See also Resolutions 2010-137, 2010-138, 2010-208, 2010-209 and 2010-214

RECOMMENDATION GC-36-2010:

That the Notice of Motion, listed as item F1 on the February 25, 2010 General Committee agenda, be amended to include representation from the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) on the proposed working group.

Approved 2010-137

See also Resolutions 2010-136, 2010-138, 2010-208, 2010-209 and 2010-214

D2. Peter Orphanos, Chair, and Bill Papoutsis, Vice-Chair, Sierra Club Peel, Supporting Current Jurisdictions and Powers of the Conservation Authorities and Requesting Additional Funding for their Expanded Mandate

Received 2010-138

See also Resolutions 2010-136, 2020-137, 2010-208, 2010-209 and 2010-214

Additional Item - Item D3:

D3. Kelly Darnley, Executive Director, Kim Seipt, Chair and Charles Bristol, Past Chair, Caledon Chamber of Commerce, Regarding Residential Growth in Bolton

Received 2010-139

See also Resolution 2010-135


ITEMS RELATED HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-37-2010:

That March 21, 2010 be proclaimed “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination” in the Regional Municipality of Peel, as proposed in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioners of Human Services and Health Services, titled “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Peel”;

And further, that staff be directed to review and make a recommendation to Council regarding joining the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism which includes endorsing the Common Declaration and developing a plan of action;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council within one year and annually thereafter on the progress of collaborative community efforts to address racism and oppression in Peel.

Approved 2010-140

See also Resolution 2010-141

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

Whereas in 1966 Canada supported the United Nations General Assembly resolution to honour the victims of the Sharpeville massacre by designating March 21 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination;

And whereas, Racism destroys the fabric of society, creating barriers to opportunities, prosperity, fairness and democracy, divides communities and erodes the human spirit;

And whereas, Racism combined with factors including but not limited to gender, differing ability, sexual orientation and place of origin compound the discrimination faced by individuals and communities who seek full and equitable participation in the region’s political, social, economic and cultural life;

And whereas, it is everyone’s duty to work towards the elimination of racism and discrimination to achieve a civil society where we all have the right to live in conditions of dignity, respect and peace;

Therefore be it resolved, that March 21, 2010, be proclaimed "International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination" in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-141

See also Resolution 2010-140

HS-A2. New Affordable Housing Development Plan Update: Reallocation of Units and Funding from 21 Division Housing Project

Referred to the March 4, 2010 Regional Council meeting 2010-142

See also Resolution 2010-213

HS-A3. Update on Economic Conditions and Human Service Impacts

Received 2010-143


HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Homelessness Partnering Strategy Extension 2009-2011 – Funding Allocation Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-38-2010:

That the funding recommendations made by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy Allocations Sub-Committee and the Community Advisory Board be endorsed;

And further, that Regional staff be authorized to formally notify community agencies that applied for Homelessness Partnering Strategy funding of the recommendations made by the Allocations Sub-Committee and the Community Advisory Board;

And further, that the Region’s duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute third party agreements together with the successfully funded community agencies, and documents that may be required to participate in the Homelessness Partnering Strategy;

And further, that the Region’s duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute agreements together with Service Canada and other documents that may be required to participate in the Homelessness Partnering Strategy.

Approved 2010-144


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. News Release and Related Backgrounder: From the Ministry of Education, dated February 17, 2010 Announcing Ontario’s Next Steps and Implementation of Full-Day Learning for Four and Five-Year-Olds

Received 2010-145


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Proposed Transfer of Region Owned Vacant Lands Located on the North Side of Countryside Drive, Between Bramalea Road and Torbram Road at the Former Brampton Well Number 7 Site - City of Brampton, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-39-2010:

That the fee simple interest in lands described as Part Lot 16, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy) Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 8 on Reference Plan 43R-32839, and a temporary easement interest for a term of three years in the lands described as Part Lot 16, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy) Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified Part 7 on Reference Plan 43R-32839 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2010-146

See also Resolution 2010-147

RECOMMENDATION GC-40-2010:

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an agreement with The Corporation of the City of Brampton for the gratuitous transfer of fee simple interest in lands described as Part Lot 16, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy) Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified as Part 8 on Reference Plan 43R-32839, and a temporary easement interest for a term of three years in the lands described as Part Lot 16, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy) Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly identified Part 7 on Reference Plan 43R-32839.

Approved 2010-147

See also Resolution 2010-146


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 20 - Sustainability and Energy Policies - Provincial Modifications and Appeal

RECOMMENDATION GC-41-2010:

That staff be authorized and directed to support Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 20 at the upcoming Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing for the purpose of defending the amendment, which introduces sustainability and energy policies in the Region of Peel Official Plan;

And further, that staff be directed to participate in discussions with the appellant to seek opportunities to resolve concerns;

And further, that the Region retain the services of external legal counsel, for the purpose of dealing with the appeal up to and including the hearing;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Chief Financial Officer and the Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 20, 2010, titled “Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 20 - Sustainability and Energy Policies - Provincial Modifications and Appeal,” be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel.

Approved 2010-148

MA-B2. 2010 Inaugural Meeting of Peel Regional Council

RECOMMENDATION GC-42-2010:

That Section III-1(c) of Procedural By-law 57-2006, as amended, be waived with respect to the venue of the 2010 Inaugural Council meeting;

And further, that the 2010 Inaugural Council meeting, scheduled for December 9, 2010, be held in the Regional Council Chamber at Regional Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton;

And further, that the Regional Clerk be requested to ensure that priority seating is reserved for two to three immediate family members of Regional Council at the 2010 Inaugural meeting.

Approved 2010-149

RESOLUTION 2010-149 RESCINDED BY 2010-891

MA-B3. Update on Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) Program

RECOMMENDATION GC-43-2010:

That additional funding be approved for projects in the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) program to ensure that the Region achieves the program objectives and best value for the ISF investment, as follows:

  • ISF Project 09-2901S - Intermodal Sewage Pumping Station Pump Replacement in the amount of $1,450,000 to be financed from Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve (CFSR), R0242 - Wastewater;
  • ISF Project 09-2205S - Clarkway Drive Trunk Sewer in the amount of $2,261,751 to be financed from the Development Charges (DC) Reserve Fund, R3525 - Regional Wastewater;
  • ISF Project 09-2210S - McVean Drive Trunk Sewer in the amount of $3,514,225 to be financed from the DC Reserve Fund, R3525 - Regional Wastewater;
  • ISF Project 09-1396S - Palgrave-Caledon East Watermain Interconnection be an addition to the DC Capital Program, and further that the additional amount of $1,125,410 plus the original amount of $1,394,863 be financed from the out of By-law DC Reserve Fund R3630 Regional Water;
  • ISF Project 09-5172S – Peel Heritage Centre Expansion and Revitalisation in the amount of $1,373,480 to be financed from the General Government CFSR, R0230.

Approved 2010-150

MA-B4. The Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 and the Renewable Energy Approval Process

Received 2010-151

MA-B5. Report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Liaison Committee (GTAA-2010-1) meeting held on February 4, 2010

RECOMMENDATION GC-44-2010:

That paragraph 6, of page 4 of the report of the Greatero Toronto Airports Authority Liaison Committee (GTAA-2010-1) meeting held on February 4, 2010 be amended to delete the following:

“The “early turn procedure” has been suspended”;

And further, that the report of the Greatero Toronto Airports Authority Liaison Committee (GTAA-2010-1) meeting held on February 4, 2010 be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-152

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-1-2010:

That the agenda for the February 11, 2010 GTAA Liaison Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2010-153

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Toby Lennox, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Communications and Aleem Kanji, Manager, Public Affairs, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Providing a 2010 Update on the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Toronto Pearson International Airport

Received 2010-154

MA-B6. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2010-1) meeting held on February 11, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-1-2010:

That the agenda for the February 11, 2010, Audit Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2010-155

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Ron Foster, Chair, Government Relations Committee, Toronto Chapter, Institute of Internal Auditors, Presenting the Quality Assessment Award to the Internal Audit Division

Received 2010-156

See also Resolutions 2010-157 and 2010-164

4. REPORTS

a) Quality Assessment Review Results

Received 2010-157

See also Resolutions 2010-156 and 2010-164

b) 2009 Disposal Report

Received 2010-158

  c) Internal Audit Division - 2009 Audit Plan Recap
      Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2010-159

  d) Internal Audit Division - 2010/2012 Risk Based Work Plan
      Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2010-160

See also Resolution 2010-161

RECOMMENDATION AC-2-2010:

That the 2010/2012 Risk Based Work Plan as outlined in the report of the Director, Internal Audit, dated January 13, 2010, titled “Internal Audit Division – 2010/2012 Risk Based Work Plan” be approved.

Approved 2010-161

See also Resolution 2010-160

  e) Internal Audit Division - Office of the Auditor General of Ontario, Report on Common Themes and Issues
      Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2010-162

  f) Internal Audit Division – 2009 Client Survey Results
      Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2010-163

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Thomas Mock, CIA, Director, Quality, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Letter dated January 11, 2010, Recognizing the Completion of Independent External Quality Assessment for 2009

Received 2010-164

See also Resolutions 2010-156 and 2010-157

MA-B7. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2010-1) meeting held on February 18, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-1-2010:

That the agenda for the February 18, 2010 Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting be approved.

Approved 2010-165

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Greenlands Securement Project 2008-2009 Summary

Received 2010-166

b) Greenlands Securement Program Soft Cost Review

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-2-2010:

That the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC) direct staff to hold a workshop with participation of the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust (ORMLT), and area municipal staff to obtain input on the Greenlands Securement Project as described in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 21, 2010, titled, “Greenlands Securement Program Soft Cost Review”;

And further that staff review and report back to the GSSC on the terms of all agreements and the processes in place for the Greenlands Securement Project.

Approved 2010-167

5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) DELEGATIONS

i) Eric Baldin, Senior Conservation Lands Planner, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Dave Dyce, Supervisor Special Projects, CVC, and Rae Horst, Chief Administrative Officer, CVC, Regarding the CVC February 2010 Funding Request, Town of Caledon - Ward 1 (a proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-220

b) REPORTS

  i) Credit Valley Conservation February 2010 Funding Request, 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 2010-221 to 2010-223 inclusive


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Debbie Thompson, Legislative Services Supervisor and Deputy Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 18, 2010, Attaching Resolution in Regard to the Appointment to the Humber Watershed Alliance and Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Coalition

Received 2010-168

MA-C2. Debbie Thompson, Legislative Services Supervisor and Deputy Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 18, 2010, Attaching Resolution in Regard to Funding Support for Knowledge Ontario

Received 2010-169

MA-C3. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated January 25, 2010, Attaching Resolution #11/10 in Regard to Police Services Board 2009 Annual Report on Board Activities

Received 2010-170

MA-C4. Debbie Thompson, Legislative Services Supervisor and Deputy Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 27, 2010, Attaching Resolution in Regard to Long-Term Growth and Development

Received 2010-171

MA-C5. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 29, 2010, Attaching Resolution in Regard to The Town of Caledon’s Provincial Policy Conformity Update – Official Plan Amendment Number 226

Referred to Corporate Services 2010-172

MA-C6. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 29, 2010, Attaching Resolution in Regard to Bill 198 – An Act to Amend the Planning Act with Respect to Inclusionary Housing

Referred to Corporate Services 2010-173

MA-C7. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Members’ Advisory dated February 3, 2010, Advising of an FCM Proposal to the Federal Government for a Municipal Reconstruction Response for Haiti

Received 2010-174


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. OPERATIONS SUPPORT

PW-A1. Proclamation of Event Weeks

RECOMMENDATION GC-45-2010:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for providing safe and affordable drinking water to residents and businesses in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has endorsed a water efficiency strategy aimed at raising awareness and education about water use;

And whereas, the Region of Peel is committed to providing environmental education by means of The Peel Water Story, a water curriculum resource;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

Therefore be it resolved, that March 22, 2010 be proclaimed “World Water Day” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-175

RECOMMENDATION GC-46-2010:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that identifies waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Water Efficiency Plan that identifies water efficiency measures to be implemented to reduce average annual day demand and peak day demand by 10 per cent and wastewater flows by seven per cent by 2015;

And whereas, Earth Week educates residents on how to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) and composting to divert waste;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of April 16 to 25, 2010 be proclaimed “Earth Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-176

RECOMMENDATION GC-47-2010:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of waste for all residents in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that identifies waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

And whereas, composting can reduce the amount of waste residents set out to the curb by 40 per cent;

And whereas, Compost Awareness Week educates residents on how to compost and the value of diverting this material from garbage;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 2 to 8, 2010 be proclaimed “Compost Awareness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-177

RECOMMENDATION GC-48-2010:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for providing safe and affordable drinking water to residents and businesses in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has endorsed a water efficiency strategy aimed at raising awareness and education about water use;

And whereas, the Region of Peel is committed to providing environmental education by means of The Peel Water Story, a water curriculum resource;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 2 to 8, 2010 be proclaimed “Drinking Water Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-178

RECOMMENDATION GC-49-2010:

Whereas the Region of Peel will manage and provide safe, secure and reliable transportation, water, wastewater, waste management and planning services which meet the needs and expectations of residents and businesses of Peel Region, while respecting the environment;

And whereas, Public Works Week helps us raise awareness of the importance of maintaining quality service to the community;

And whereas, the Public Works Week provides an opportunity to recognize and show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of staff;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes understanding and appreciation of the importance of Public Works services in benefiting the community;

Therefore be it resolved, that the weeks of May 9 to 22, 2010 be proclaimed “Public Works Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-179

RECOMMENDATION GC-50-2010:

Whereas both surface water and groundwater quality and quantity are essential for life on earth;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes water conservation and efficiency and the protection of surface water and groundwater resources;

And whereas, the 2010 Peel Children’s Water Festival will be held May 27 to June 2, 2010 at the Heart Lake Conservation Area in the City of Brampton;

And whereas, Saturday, May 29, 2010 will be designated as Family Fun Day, to give residents the opportunity to take part in the Festival;

And whereas, up to 5,000 Peel elementary school students in the Region of Peel will become aware of the importance of protecting, respecting, and conserving water resources and the natural environment;

And whereas, Peel Health Services and Public Works Departments have worked together with many community partners including the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the Credit Valley Conservation Authority, while further developing partnerships with federal and provincial ministries, area municipalities and the private and not-for-profit sectors;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of May 27 to June 2, 2010 be proclaimed “Children’s Water Awareness Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-180

RECOMMENDATION GC-51-2010:

Whereas the Region of Peel is responsible for the collection and processing of waste for over one million residents in the Region;

And whereas, Regional Council has approved a Long Term Waste Resource Management Strategy that has identified waste reduction as one method of managing our waste locally;

And whereas, the 2010 Waste Reduction Week challenges and educates individuals to practice various strategies to divert waste from the landfill;

And whereas, the Region of Peel promotes waste diversion through reduction, reuse and recycling;

Therefore be it resolved, that the week of October 18 to 24, 2010 be proclaimed “Waste Reduction Week” in the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2010-181


PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. Report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2010-1) meeting held on February 18, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-1-2010:

That the agenda for the February 18, 2010 Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2010-182

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation, Region of Peel and Nick Palomba, Vice-President, Delcan Corporation, Providing a Status Update on the Arterial Road Rationalization Review Phase II Project

Received 2010-183

See also Resolution 2010-184

4. REPORTS

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

Received 2010-184

See also Resolution 2010-183

PW-B2. Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) Preliminary Pilot Findings and 2010 Request for Pilot Extension

RECOMMENDATION GC-52-2010:

That the request of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to extend the participation of the Region of Peel in its Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) Pilot Program, within the Region of Peel, to November 30, 2010 be approved;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council upon completion of the MTO comprehensive evaluation of the pilot program and development of its “go-forward” strategy, prior to March 2011.

Approved 2010-185

See also Resolution 2010- 186

Additional Item - Item PW-F4 was dealt with.

PW-F4. Joe Grogan, Resident, Town of Caledon, Email dated February 23, 2010, Requesting Clarification Regarding the Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) and the Region of Peel Participation in the LCV Initiative by the Province of Ontario

Referred to Public Works staff 2010-186

See also Resolution 2010-185


PW-C. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-C1. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2010-1) meeting held on February 18, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2010:

That the agenda for the February 18, 2010 Waste Management Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2010-187

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dave Gordon, Manager, Program Planning, Waste Management, Providing an Update on the Blue Box Litter Pilot Project

Received 2010-188

b) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Providing an Update on the Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste Facility

Received 2010-189

4. REPORTS – Nil

5. COMMUNICATIONS – Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a) Possible Alternatives to the Two-Week Exemption Period (Oral)

Received 2010-190


PW-D. WASTEWATER

PW-D1. Phase 1, Inflow and Infiltration Remediation Program - City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

RECOMMENDATION GC-53-2010:

That the Basement Flooding Remediation and the Manhole Sealing Program be approved as Phase 1 of the Inflow and Infiltration Remediation Program in the City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7;

And further, that the balance of funds under Capital Project 07-2535 (Sanitary Sewer Inspection Program) in the estimated amount of $370,000 and funds from Capital Project 10-2000 (Unallocated Funds) in the estimated amount of $258,850, be transferred to Capital Project 09-2390 (Inflow and Infiltration Remediation), for a total of $978,850 (excluding applicable taxes) available to cover the costs associated with the Program;

And further, that three contract Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) to provide support for the implementation of the Phase 1 program, be approved.

Approved 2010-191

PW-D2. Wastewater By-law Update

Received 2010-192

PW-D3. Detailed Design and Construction Administration for Twinning of the West Trunk Sewer, Capital Project 08-2205, Document Number 2009-468P – City of Mississauga, Wards 2, 8, 9 and 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-54-2010:

That the contract (Document 2009-468P) for the detailed design and construction administration for twinning of the West Trunk Sewer be awarded to Genivar Consultants LP in the estimated amount of $3,837,764.20 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 08-2205, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-193

PW-E. WATER

PW-E1. Construction of the Battleford Road Booster Pumping Station and Feedermain, Capital Projects 08-1989 and 07-1378, Documents 2009-232T and 2008-211P - City of Mississauga, Wards 9 and 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-55-2010:

That the contract (Document 2009-232T) for construction services provided by Mettko Construction Corporation for the Battleford Road Booster Pumping Station and Feedermain be extended to provide additional construction services in the estimated amount of $273,670 (excluding applicable taxes), for a new total commitment of $3,045,670, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that the contract (Document 2008-211P) for engineering and contract administration services provided by AECOM Canada Limited for the Battleford Road Booster Pumping Station and Feedermain be extended to provide additional engineering services in the estimated amount of $90,000 for a new total commitment of $652,974 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that additional funds of $495,000 be provided to Capital Project 08-1989, in order to cover the extra costs associated with construction, engineering and land acquisition, financed from Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve, R0241.

Approved 2010-194


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. John Stager, Chief Drinking Water Inspector/Assistant Deputy Minister, Drinking Ministry of Environment, Letter dated January 14, 2010, Acknowledging the Region of Peel’s Receipt of the Municipal Drinking Water Licence, Drinking Water Works Permit and Accreditation of Operating Authority

Received 2010-195

PW-F2. Emil Kolb, Regional Chair, Region of Peel, Letter dated January 26, 2010, Providing a Copy of a Letter to the Minister of the Environment Outlining the Official Position of the Region of Peel to the Proposed Changes to the Waste Diversion Act

Received 2010-196

PW-F3. Gene Woodbridge, President and Joe Accardi, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (GTSWCA), Letter dated January 28, 2010, Seeking Nominations for the GTSWCA “Environmental Excellence Awards – Clean Water, Our Future” for Municipal Politicians or Staff Members Who have Demonstrated Outstanding Contributions to their Municipalities

Received 2010-197

Additional Item - Item PW-F4:

PW-F4. Joe Grogan, Resident, Town of Caledon, Email dated February 23, 2010, Requesting Clarification Regarding the Long Combination Vehicles (LCV) and the Region of Peel Participation in the LCV Initiative by the Province of Ontario

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-186


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. DEPARTMENTAL

  HE-A1. Health System Overview from a Region of Peel Perspective
      Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services

Received 2010-198

HE-A2. Local Health Integration Networks’ Integrated Health Service Plans

Received 2010-199


HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-B1. Low-Income Dental Program for Youth

RECOMMENDATION GC-56-2010:

That the Commissioner of Health Services be authorized to execute service agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), whereby MOHLTC will provide 100 per cent one-time start-up funding for a new Low-Income Dental Program for youth and ongoing annualized 100 per cent provincial operational funding to fiscal 2012/13;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health Services be authorized to enter into funding agreements with community partners for Low-Income Dental Program implementation;

And further, that the 2010 Peel Health approved staffing complement be increased by the addition of up to 15 Contract Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees for Peel Public Health to operationalize the Low-Income Dental Program, fully funded by the MOHLTC, subject to MOHLTC final approval of Peel Health’s submissions;

And further, that the 2010 Peel Health Operational Budget be increased by $2,910,940, 100 per cent funded and subject to final approval by the MOHLTC;

And further, that capital project 10-5308 be established with a budget of $1,308,614, 100 per cent funded and subject to final approval by the MOHLTC;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council as additional information regarding funding becomes available.

Approved 2010-200


HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. Monika Turner, Director, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough County-City Health Unit, Letter dated February 8, 2010, Providing an Update on the Ministry’s Work with the Performance Management Working Group (PMWG)

Received 2010-201

HE-C2. Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Letter dated February 12, 2010, Providing Information and Notice of a Service Accountability Agreement to be Entered into between the Central West LHIN and Regional Municipality of Peel - Malton Village Long Term Care Centre According to the Requirements of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004

Received 2010-202

See also Resolutions 2010-203 to 2010-207 inclusive

HE-C3. Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Letter dated February 12, 2010, Providing Information and Notice of a Service Accountability Agreement to be Entered into between the Central West LHIN and Regional Municipality of Peel - Peel Manor Home for the Aged According to the Requirements of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004

Received 2010-203

See also Resolutions 2010-202 and 2010-204 to 2010-207 inclusive

HE-C4. Bill MacLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Letter dated February 11, 2010, Providing Information and Notice of a Service Accountability Agreement to be Entered into between the Mississauga Halton LHIN and Regional Municipality of Peel - Sheridan Villa Long Term Care Centre According to the Requirements of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004

Received 2010-204

See also Resolutions 2010-202, 2010-203 and 2010-205 to 2010-207 inclusive

HE-C5. Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Letter dated February 12, 2010, Providing Information and Notice of a Service Accountability Agreement to be Entered into between the Central West LHIN and Regional Municipality of Peel - Tall Pines Long Term Care Centre According to the Requirements of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004

Received 2010-205

See also Resolutions 2010-202 to 2010-204 inclusive, 2010-206 and 2010-207

HE-C6. Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Letter dated February 12, 2010, Providing Information and Notice of a Service Accountability Agreement to be Entered into between the Central West LHIN and Peel Non-Profit Housing Corporation - Vera M. Davis Nursing Home According to the Requirements of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004

Received 2010-206

See also Resolutions 2010-202 to 2010-205 inclusive and 2010-207

HE-C7. Mimi Lowi-Young, Chief Executive Officer, Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Letter dated February 12, 2010, Providing Information and Notice of a Service Accountability Agreement to be Entered into between the Central West LHIN and Regional Municipality of Peel - Vera M. Davis Community Care Centre According to the Requirements of the Commitment to the Future of Medicare Act, 2004

Received 2010-207

See also Resolutions 2010-202 to 2010-206 inclusive


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Notice of Motion Regarding Provincial Environmental Downloading and its Impact on Food Producing Landowners and Municipalities through their Financial Support of Conservation Authorities

RECOMMENDATION GC-57-2010:

That the Notice of Motion, listed as item F1 on the February 25, 2010 General Committee agenda be amended to include a representative of Environmental Groups, on the proposed working group.

Approved 2010-208

See also Resolutions 2010-136 to 2010-138 inclusive, 2010-209 and 2010-214

RECOMMENDATION GC-58-2010:

Whereas, municipalities and the Province have addressed downloading in some sectors but not the significant provincial environmental downloading on food producing landowners, and municipalities through their financial support of local conservation authorities;

And whereas, in addition to the local interest in the environment, there is also a provincial interest in the environment;

And whereas, the municipalities and local residents have had to pay the full cost of the municipal and provincial interest;

FOOD PRODUCING LANDOWNERS

And whereas, the food producing landowners in the Greater Golden Horseshoe consider implementation of single and cumulative environmental legislation has had an impact on their ability to make a living and provide food;

And whereas, local food production and protection of farmland is a priority and necessary for the greater good of all Ontario residents especially in light of the need to adapt to climate change;

And whereas, landowners have recently been faced with increased costs for such provincial environmental and necessary programs such as nutrient management, Greenbelt, Oak Ridges Moraine, Conservation Authority regulation, Species at Risk legislation, Green Energy Act and soon, the Clean Water Act source water protection plans;

And whereas, food producing landowners are often individually incurring costs related to environmental protection which benefit the greater good and which are more fairly incurred by the greater population;

And whereas, there is a need for the Province to conduct an impact assessment of these cumulative pieces of legislation on viable agricultural production;

And whereas, these pieces of legislation are important for the greater good and are impacting farming which is also important for the greater good;

And whereas, there is a need for the Province to address these impacts and find viable solutions including compensation programs after assessing the total package of grants, tax incentives and grants available to the food producing landowners;

CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES

And whereas, conservation authorities (CAs) are the main provincial/municipal mechanism for delivery of provincial and municipal environmental protection locally;

And whereas, all costs of conservation authorities have been downloaded to local taxpayers and have been collected by municipalities since about 1996;

And whereas, there is a provincial interest in preserving the local environment in such things as climate change adaptation with regards to flooding and erosion and natural hazards, preservation of species and ecosystems, quality and quantity of water and tree planting;

And whereas, the mandate of conservation authorities is being reviewed and described in the soon to be completed plan review guideline process for conservation authorities (CALC) which included representative municipalities, environmental groups and developers;

And whereas, the conservation authorities report jointly to the Province through the Ministry of Natural Resources and to their municipally appointed Boards of Directors;

And whereas, it is important to maintain conservation authorities as an effective mechanism to manage water bodies that pass through multiple municipal boundaries and can significantly impact downstream communities in terms of flooding, erosion, sedimentation, water quality and fisheries;

And whereas, municipalities are paying about $250 million to support environmental work through the conservation authorities, representing about $20 per person/per resident per year in large authorities;

And whereas, the provincial contribution is about 75 cents to $1.50 per resident per year in a large authority including source water protection and land securement;

And whereas, the conservation authorities need the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide greater legislative, regulation, and policy support; co-ordination of environmental research; co-ordination of data collection and standards;

And whereas, environmental protection by the Province and conservation authorities could be better defined and coordinated and would benefit from a review of Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Conservation Authority roles for streamlining and cost efficiencies with respect to policy development and “on the ground delivery” providing a greater one window natural environmental program delivery for the public;

And whereas, conservation authorities are important in that they are delivering the majority of the natural environmental agenda in southern Ontario and developed areas of the near north and have about one third the human and financial resources of the Ministry of Natural Resources;

And whereas, the Ministry has insufficient staff at insufficient levels to support and co-ordinate the efforts of conservation authorities and deal with issues of environmental program delivery common to all authorities;

FOOD PRODUCING LANDOWNERS, CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES and MUNICIPALITIES

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Municipality of Peel requests that selected representatives of Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Greater Golden Horseshoe: Regional Chairs, Mayors, food producing landowners, conservation authorities, the Building Industries and Land Development Association and a representative of Environmental Groups delegate collectively to the Premier;

And further, that the Premier of Ontario be requested to assemble an inter-ministerial task force of pertinent resource ministries including Ministry of Environment (MOE), Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF), to hear from the food producing landowners on the financial impact of single and cumulative environmental legislation and develop mutually acceptable solutions to ensure local food production remains viable in the Greater Golden Horseshoe;

And further, that the Province be requested to recognize the provincial interest in the environment in Ontario as delivered locally through the conservation authorities including their important role in adaptation to climate change and match the municipal dollar contribution to conservation authorities as they did for 45 years;

And further, that the Province be requested to review the environmental implementation roles of MOE, MNR and CAs with a view to providing an even greater one window of environmental delivery locally through CAs;

And further, that as conservation authorities are the main natural environmental delivery mechanism in southern Ontario and the near north, that the Province be requested to establish a Conservation Authorities Division in the Ministry of Natural Resources with an Assistant Deputy Minister Conservation Authorities and sufficient and appropriate support staff.

To be considered at the March 4, 2010 Regional Council meeting 2010-209

See also Resolutions 2010-136 to 2010-138 inclusive, 2010-208 and 2010-214


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-59-2010:

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items G1, G2 and G3, be forwarded to the March 4, 2010 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2010-210

See also Resolutions 2010-220 to 2010-225 inclusive


2. Staff Reports

a) 2009 Region of Peel Employees’ United Way Campaign

Received 2010-211

See also Resolution 2010-133

b) Environmental Bill of Rights Submission Regarding Conservation Authorities

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the comments on the “Policies and Procedures for Conservation Authority Plan Review and Permitting Activities (October 21, 2009 Version)” attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated March 1, 2010, titled “Environmental Bill of Rights Submission Regarding Conservation Authorities”, be endorsed as the Region of Peel staff comments on the draft policies;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Town of Caledon, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Conservation Authorities having jurisdictions within the Region of Peel for information.

Carried 2010-212

Councillor Prentice inquired if the Conservation Authorities or Regional Council were given the opportunity to provide comment on the material submitted at the meeting between Regional representatives and Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Natural Resources held at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Annual Conference.

Councillor Thompson advised that he, as Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee, attended the meeting along with David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer and Lowell Rubin-Vaughan, Intergovernmental Relations Advisor, and provided Minister Jeffrey with a copy of the proposed Notice of Motion regarding Conservation Authorities. He noted that the proposed Notice of Motion was moved at a meeting of the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) Authority Board of Directors, however, it was not brought forward to a meeting of Regional Council prior to the Conference, as the CVC Chair, Councillor Mullin, was unavailable.

Councillor Prentice raised concern regarding the comments contained in Appendix I of the report titled “Environmental Bill of Rights Submission Regarding Conservation Authorities” noting that several members of Regional Council sit on Conservation Authority Boards of Directors and were not aware of the concerns contained in the Appendix.

Councillor Prentice requested examples related to the comments contained in Section 2.3.3. and 5.0 of Appendix I to the subject report, which the Chief Administrative Officer undertook to provide.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, stated that Appendix I of the subject report contains Regional staff comments on the proposed Environmental Bill of Rights and that the Conservation Authorities submitted their own comments. He confirmed that Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and Toronto Region and Conservation Authority (TRCA) were provided copies and that CVC had no concerns and a response was not received from TRCA. He stated that the comments are before Regional Council for endorsement prior to being sent to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Councillor Paterak suggested that the Chief Administrative Officer meet with representatives from the three Conservation Authorities having jurisdiction in the Region of Peel, to develop a Memorandum of Understanding detailing performance standards for working through the respective valley systems.

David Szwarc confirmed that a meeting with Regional and area municipal staff and representatives of the three Conservation Authorities has been scheduled.

Councillor Whitehead suggested that staff be cautious of not making statements or leaving impressions that could be used by the private sector or developers to try to influence the Province to minimize the involvement of Conservation Authorities.

Councillor Mullin stated that Conservation Authorities are dealing with increased responsibilities with limited financial resources. Councillor Mullin noted that Conservation Authorities with jurisdictions in the Region of Peel rely heavily on Regional funding whereas, the Conservation Authority portion of the Regional budget is a very small component. Additionally, the private sector, has repeatedly criticized Conservation Authorities for exceeding the scope of their mandate. Councillor Mullin stated that it is time for the Province to ensure consistency in policies and guidelines across Ontario to clearly identify the roles and responsibilities of Conservation Authorities in their plan review and permitting activities.

Councillor Mullin stated that she will not support the inclusion of the Building Industries and Land Development Association (BILD) and representation of environmental groups as part of the delegation that will meet with the Premier of Ontario, as outlined in the Notice of Motion, listed as Item 10a on the March 4, 2010 Regional Council agenda.

Regional Chair Kolb indicated that it would have been beneficial to all stakeholders if a public consultation process occurred to discuss the mandates of Conservation Authorities. He expressed optimism that the proposed meeting with Regional staff, the Province, Conservation Authorities and area municipalities will provide clarity to the process, and mandate of the Conservation Authorities.

Councillor Thompson stated that the province introduces legislation that the Conservation Authorities must administer and it is important to communicate the challenges faced by the Region of Peel as an upper-tier municipality, in responding to changing and/or new legislation. He stated that in his opinion, the letter attached as Appendix I clearly states the position of the Region of Peel and also supports the positions put forth by the Conservation Authorities.

Councillor McCallion sought clarification if the Region of Peel would like to challenge the regulations implemented by the Province or the interpretation of the policies.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that no communications were released by the Province when the regulation was introduced. He indicated that an effective communication strategy should be in place to clearly identify the roles between the Conservation Authorities and the Province.

Councillor Prentice suggested that stakeholders get together to determine how to best serve the residents, and how to assist in lobbying for additional Provincial funding.

David Szwarc clarified that the letter to the Ministry of Natural Resources outlined in Appendix I of the subject report addresses the daily operational details of the Conservation Authorities. He informed Regional Council that Minister Jeffrey was only provided a copy of the draft motion listed as Item 10.a on the agenda.

Regional Chair Kolb noted that Rae Horst, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation, was in attendance and invited her to comment.

Rae Horst, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation, stated that the issues raised by Regional Council are valid in terms of the required needs to improve the current process. She informed that the $27 million requested by municipalities for Conservation Authorities is not a substantial amount to the Province however, it would greatly benefit the Conservation Authorities across Ontario. Rae Horst indicated that the Minister of Natural Resources advised that funding is available to hire provincial staff to work with the conservation authorities, and noted that the significance as there is a shortage of Ministry staff with the knowledge and expertise in dealing with conservation authorities, landowners and Provincial regulations.

Rae Horst expressed her support of the comments made by Regional staff regarding the Environmental Bill of Rights.

Regional Chair Kolb requested that the motion related to Item 7.2.b) be amended to state that the comments being submitted are Region of Peel staff comments.

c) New Affordable Housing Development Plan Update: Reallocation of Units and Funding from 21 Division Housing Project

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That participation by the Region of Peel in the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program (AHP) Rental and Supportive component be modified to include the reallocation of 115 units of funding from the 21 Division Housing Project, to the Creditview Road and Eglinton Avenue Housing Project and 26 units to the Extended Royal Canadian Legion Housing Project;

And further, that the AHP funding allocated to the 21 Division Housing Project be reallocated as outlined in the joint report of the Commissioners of Human Services and Employee and Business Services, dated January 29, 2010, titled “New Affordable Housing Development Plan Update: Reallocation of Units and Funding from 21 Division Housing Project”;

And further, that the unspent Development Charge funding of $5,749,900 for Capital Project 09-5032, Creditview Road and Eglinton Avenue Housing Project be returned to the Regional Development Charges Reserve;

And further, that the expansion of the Royal Canadian Legion Housing Project at 1133 Queen Street East in Brampton to include a phase II proposed additional 175 units and replacement space for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Number 609 be approved in principle;

And further, that staff be authorized to enter into direct negotiations with Martinway Contracting Ltd. and enter into phase II modified turn-key agreements on terms satisfactory to the Commissioner of Human Services for the development of Affordable Housing at 1133 Queen Street East, in the City of Brampton, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that the budget for the Royal Canadian Legion Housing Project be determined by Regional Council at a later date;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate with the Royal Canadian Legion with respect to the acquisition of the remainder of the Royal Canadian Legion site at 1133 Queen Street East in the City of Brampton for land for an additional 175 units and replacement space for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch Number 609;

And further, that the Chief Financial Officer be authorized to finalize the financing plans for the Royal Canadian Legion Housing Project by combining it with the existing project at 1133 Queen Street East in the City of Brampton, subject to financial market conditions;

And further, that staff report back to a future meeting of Regional Council on the financial details on the Extended Royal Canadian Legion Housing Project;

And further, that the Region's duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute the Service Manager Contribution Agreements for the Creditview Road and Eglinton Avenue Housing Project together with such further agreements and documents that may be required for participation in and compliance with the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Rental and Supportive component;

And further, that the Region’s duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute an amendment to the existing Service Manager Contribution Agreement for the Royal Canadian Legion Housing Project, together with such further agreements and documents that may be required for participation in and compliance with the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program Rental and Supportive component.

Carried 2010-213

See also Resolution 2010-142

8. BY-LAWS - Nil


9. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil


10. NOTICES OF MOTION

Councillor Mullin moved a friendly amendment that reference to the Building Industries and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Environmental Groups be deleted from the motion, which was accepted.

a) Notice of Motion Regarding Provincial Environmental Downloading and its Impact on Food Producing Landowners and Municipalities through their Financial Support of Conservation Authorities

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

Whereas, municipalities and the Province have addressed downloading in some sectors but not the significant provincial environmental downloading on food producing landowners, and municipalities through their financial support of local conservation authorities;

And whereas, in addition to the local interest in the environment, there is also a provincial interest in the environment;

And whereas, the municipalities and local residents have had to pay the full cost of the municipal and provincial interest;

FOOD PRODUCING LANDOWNERS

And whereas, the food producing landowners in the Greater Golden Horseshoe consider implementation of single and cumulative environmental legislation has had an impact on their ability to make a living and provide food;

And whereas, local food production and protection of farmland is a priority and necessary for the greater good of all Ontario residents especially in light of the need to adapt to climate change;

And whereas, landowners have recently been faced with increased costs for such provincial environmental and necessary programs such as nutrient management, Greenbelt, Oak Ridges Moraine, Conservation Authority regulation, Species at Risk legislation, Green Energy Act and soon, the Clean Water Act source water protection plans;

And whereas, food producing landowners are often individually incurring costs related to environmental protection which benefit the greater good and which are more fairly incurred by the greater population;

And whereas, there is a need for the Province to conduct an impact assessment of these cumulative pieces of legislation on viable agricultural production;

And whereas, these pieces of legislation are important for the greater good and are impacting farming which is also important for the greater good;

And whereas, there is a need for the Province to address these impacts and find viable solutions including compensation programs after assessing the total package of grants, tax incentives and grants available to the food producing landowners;

CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES

And whereas, conservation authorities (CAs) are the main provincial/municipal mechanism for delivery of provincial and municipal environmental protection locally;

And whereas, all costs of conservation authorities have been downloaded to local taxpayers and have been collected by municipalities since about 1996;

And whereas, there is a provincial interest in preserving the local environment in such things as climate change adaptation with regards to flooding and erosion and natural hazards, preservation of species and ecosystems, quality and quantity of water and tree planting;

And whereas, the mandate of conservation authorities is being reviewed and described in the soon to be completed plan review guideline process for conservation authorities (CALC) which included representative municipalities, environmental groups and developers;

And whereas, the conservation authorities report jointly to the Province through the Ministry of Natural Resources and to their municipally appointed Boards of Directors;

And whereas, it is important to maintain conservation authorities as an effective mechanism to manage water bodies that pass through multiple municipal boundaries and can significantly impact downstream communities in terms of flooding, erosion, sedimentation, water quality and fisheries;

And whereas, municipalities are paying about $250 million to support environmental work through the conservation authorities, representing about $20 per person/per resident per year in large authorities;

And whereas, the provincial contribution is about 75 cents to $1.50 per resident per year in a large authority including source water protection and land securement;

And whereas, the conservation authorities need the Ministry of Natural Resources to provide greater legislative, regulation, and policy support; co-ordination of environmental research; co-ordination of data collection and standards;

And whereas, environmental protection by the Province and conservation authorities could be better defined and coordinated and would benefit from a review of Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Conservation Authority roles for streamlining and cost efficiencies with respect to policy development and “on the ground delivery” providing a greater one window natural environmental program delivery for the public;

And whereas, conservation authorities are important in that they are delivering the majority of the natural environmental agenda in southern Ontario and developed areas of the near north and have about one third the human and financial resources of the Ministry of Natural Resources;

And whereas, the Ministry has insufficient staff at insufficient levels to support and co-ordinate the efforts of conservation authorities and deal with issues of environmental program delivery common to all authorities;

FOOD PRODUCING LANDOWNERS, CONSERVATION AUTHORITIES and MUNICIPALITIES

Therefore be it resolved, that the Regional Municipality of Peel requests that selected representatives of Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Greater Golden Horseshoe: Regional Chairs, Mayors, food producing landowners and conservation authorities, delegate collectively to the Premier;

And further, that the Premier of Ontario be requested to assemble an inter-ministerial task force of pertinent resource ministries including Ministry of Environment (MOE), Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAF), to hear from the food producing landowners on the financial impact of single and cumulative environmental legislation and develop mutually acceptable solutions to ensure local food production remains viable in the Greater Golden Horseshoe;

And further, that the Province be requested to recognize the provincial interest in the environment in Ontario as delivered locally through the conservation authorities including their important role in adaptation to climate change and match the municipal dollar contribution to conservation authorities as they did for 45 years;

And further, that the Province be requested to review the environmental implementation roles of MOE, MNR and CAs with a view to providing an even greater one window of environmental delivery locally through CAs;

And further, that as conservation authorities are the main natural environmental delivery mechanism in southern Ontario and the near north, that the Province be requested to establish a Conservation Authorities Division in the Ministry of Natural Resources with an Assistant Deputy Minister Conservation Authorities and sufficient and appropriate support staff.

Carried 2010-214

See also Resolutions 2010-136 to 138 inclusive, 2010-208 and 2010-209


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 11:07 a.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, a motion was placed, and was carried, to move into closed session to consider the following subject matters:

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That Council proceed “In Camera” to consider the February 11, 2010 Closed Session Minutes, the report of the In Camera General Committee meeting of February 25, 2010 and a Council report relating to the following:

Additional Item:

Carried 2010-215

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That Council proceed out of “In Camera”.

Carried 2010-216

Council moved out of closed session at 11:14 a.m.

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Items 11.2a and 11.3b) listed on the March 4, 2010 Regional Council agenda be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2010-217

1. Approval of Minutes

a) February 11, 2010 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

Received 2010-218

2. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-3) meeting held on February 25, 2010

G1. In Camera Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2010-1) meeting held on February 18, 2010

RECOMMENDATION GC-60-2010:

That Recommendation GSSC-4-2010 contained in the In Camera report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2010-1) meeting held on February 18, 2010 be amended to delete the following paragraph:

“And further, that an easement over the property in favour of The Regional Municipality of Peel for purposes of municipal services be transferred to The Regional Municipality of Peel at the time of transfer of the property to CVC from the Owner and that the said easement may be transferrable”;

And further, that the In Camera report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2010-1) meeting held on February 18, 2010, be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-219

See also Resolutions 2010-220 to 2010-223 inclusive

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

a) DELEGATIONS

i) Eric Baldin, Senior Conservation Lands Planner, Dave Dyce, Supervisor Special Projects, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Regarding the CVC February 2010 Funding Request, Town of Caledon - Ward 1

Received 2010-220

See also Resolutions 2010-210, 2010-219 and 2010-221 to 2010-223 inclusive

b) REPORTS

  i) Credit Valley Conservation February 2010 Funding Request, 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 2010-221

See also Resolutions 2010-210, 2010-219, 2010-220, 2010-222 and 2010-223

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-3-2010:

That the recommendation contained in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 27, 2010, and titled, “Credit Valley Conservation February 2010 Funding Request, Town of Caledon – Ward 1” be amended to delete:

  • that additional funding to a maximum total of $30,000 to cover fencing be provided upon receipt of final invoice;
  • that additional funding to an estimated total of $30,000 to cover the cost of a Phase 2 Environmental Impact Study (ESA) be provided upon receipt of final invoice.

and add the following:

“And further that an easement over the property in favour of The Regional Municipality of Peel for purposes of municipal services be transferred to the The Regional Municipality of Peel at the time of transfer of the property to CVC from the Owner and that the said easement may be transferrable.”

Approved 2010-222

See also Resolutions 2010-210, 2010-219 to 2010-221 inclusive and 2010-223

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-4-2010:

That the amount of $440,500 be provided to the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) to cover 57 percent of the $770,000 cost related to the transfer of land to complete the securement of a portion of a property in the Town of Caledon as described in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 27, 2010, and titled, Credit Valley Conservation February 2010 Funding Request, Town of Caledon – Ward 1;

And further, that the funds for the acquisition be provided from the Greenlands Securement Capital Project accounts 07-3310 and 08-3310 subject to the receipt of title search, reference plan, Phase 2 ESA and, if necessary, the removal of any environmental hazards as identified in the Phase 2 ESA to the satisfaction of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services;

And further, that the CVC be encouraged to seek additional funding and should the CVC be successful in leveraging additional funding from other funding partners and the landowners, the Region of Peel be reimbursed by the CVC as a result of additional cost sharing and that the funds be returned to the Land Securement Capital Project;

And further, that should the CVC dispose of any portion of the lands acquired, that the Region of Peel be paid a portion of the sale proceeds proportional to the Region’s total contribution towards the total cost of acquiring the property;

And further, that the said proceeds from the sale of the acquired lands shall be returned to the Land Securement Capital Project.

Approved 2010-223

See also Resolutions 2010-210 and 2010-219 to 2010-222 inclusive

G2. Expropriation of Property Requirements on North Side of Mayfield Road, West of Creditview Road – Town of Caledon, Ward 2 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-61-2010:

That a by-law be enacted authorizing and directing that the following steps be taken with respect to the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of the East Half of Lot 18, Concession 4 West of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R-32902 for the purpose of constructing the Alloa Reservoir and Pumping Station and works ancillary thereto;

(a) approval of the expropriation
(b) execution of a Certificate of Approval
(c) registration of a Plan of Expropriation
(d) service of the Notice of Expropriation, Notice of Possession and Notice of Election
(e) preparation of an appraisal report of the market value of the subject lands, damages for injurious affection and other compensation
(f) service upon the registered owners of offers in full compensation and offers for immediate payment of 100 per cent of the market value in accordance with s.25 of the Expropriations Act, together with the appraisal report.

Approved 2010-224

See also Resolutions 2010-210 and 2010-228

G3. Retail Business Holidays Act Tourism Exemption: Square One Shopping Centre, Appeal of Regional By-law 105-2009 OMB Case File Number PL090045 (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the Regional Corporation)

RECOMMENDATION GC-62-2010:

That upon the hearing of an appeal of By-law 105-2009 (Square One Retail Business Holidays Act tourism exemption), the Ontario Municipal Board be requested to make its dismissal of the appeal conditional upon the amendment of the by-law to include Family Day in the list of exempted holidays and to amend the hours of operation to read 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Approved 2010-225

See also Resolution 2010-210

3. Staff Reports

a) A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality

Withdrawn 2010-226

See also Resolution 2010-131

Additional Item – Item 11.3b:

b) Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting the municipality or local board

Moved by Councillor Prentice,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the action commenced by the Region of Peel in the Superior Court of Justice against Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited and Mardave Construction Limited for damages arising from improper oversight and improper construction of the Hanlan transmission watermain be settled on the terms set out in the In Camera report of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, dated March 2, 2010;

And further, that upon satisfaction of the settlement, Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited and Mardave Construction Limited shall be accepted as eligible for future Regional contracts without any prejudice, reservation or restriction that might otherwise have arisen regarding the claim asserted in the subject action;

And further, that the Region’s signing officers be authorized to execute the documentation required to effect the authorized settlement

Carried 2010-227

See also Resolution 2010-131


11A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA MATTERS

Three Readings:

By-law 25-2010: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of the East Half of Lot 18, Concession 4 West of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R-32902 and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That the by-law relating to In Camera Item G2, being By-law 25-2010, 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 2010-228

See also Resolution 2010-224

Councillor Prentice requested the Regional Clerk to ensure that Councillors who are absent from a meeting of Council or Committee be provided any material distributed at the meeting.


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That By-law 26-2010 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 4, 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 2010-229


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:16 a.m.


C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair