June 3 , 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 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2010-5) meeting held on May 25, 2010
  7.1b) Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010
 
  Staff Report
  7.2a)

Mississauga Job Summit: Summer Job Challenge

8. By-laws
9. Other Business
10. Notices of Motion
11. In Camera Matters
  1.a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010
12. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
13. Adjournment


THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 3, 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 Palleschi recited the prayer.

Members:

E. Adams*; G. Carlson; C. Corbasson; F. Dale; S. Fennell¨; G. Gibson; A. Groves; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H.  McCallion; S. McFadden; 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:

Nil

Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; P. O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management;
R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; 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) May 13 , 2010, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 13, 2010 be approved.

Carried 2010-504


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the agenda for the June 3, 2010 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2010-505


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board, Discussing Fairer Funding for Peel District School Board Students

Received 2010-506

Councillor Adams arrived at 9:40 a.m.
Councillor Sanderson arrived at 9:42 a.m., due to other municipal business.

Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board (PDSB), reported that the Board is the fourth lowest funded school board in Ontario on a per pupil basis. In 2002-2003, the gap between PDSB per pupil funding and the provincial average was $459. That gap has grown to $839 for the 2009-2010 school year. The Toronto District School Board receives $1,100 more per pupil than the PDSB and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board receives $141 more per pupil than the PDSB.

Councillor Groves spoke to the involvement of School Councils in addressing the PSDB funding gap.

Councillor Sprovieri requested that staff prepare a motion for consideration at the June 17, 2010 General Committee meeting, calling on the provincial government to close the funding gap.

Councillor McCallion questioned the per pupil funding difference between the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board. Janet McDougald responded that operational funding determination is a complicated process where school boards qualify for specific funding envelopes. The Dufferin-Peel Board salary grid is slightly higher than that of the Peel District School Board which accounts for some of the gap in funding, the remainder of the funding difference is not fully understood.

Councillor Palleschi suggested that the resolution regarding the funding gap be sent to all local provincial representatives.

Councillor Moore noted that in 1993, the PDSB produced a publication titled “Just the Facts” to raise public awareness of the school funding issue and suggested that the PDSB consider producing an updated version of the publication.

Councillor Fennell asked if the PDSB received more per pupil funding when education funding was supported by local property taxes. Janet McDougald responded that she thought that the PDSB was better funded under the previous system. Councillor Fennell further suggested that the funding issue be raised through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Councillor Mahoney enquired if the PDSB is experiencing a capital funding gap. Janet McDougald reported that the PDSB has received adequate funding for capital projects based on continued population growth.

Councillor Corbasson noted the provincial election is in 2011 and that now is the right time to address the inequities in educational funding for Peel.

Councillor McCallion suggested that the Ontario School Boards Association would also be an effective forum to address the funding gap issue.

Councillor Morrison stated that in her experience as an AMO Board member, the majority of municipalities in Ontario benefit from the current education funding formula. She stated that the pressure for closing the educational funding gap in Peel must come from Peel area parents.

Councillor Adams noted the lack of a public secondary school in her ward. Janet McDougald responded that she would be happy to review the matter with the Councillor.

Councillor Parrish suggested meeting with provincial government representatives before the next provincial election to review the education funding gap for Peel. At that time staff could also present them with a third party advertising campaign that could be launched during the run up to the election.

Councillor McFadden asked if the PDSB had considered pulling out of the Ontario School Boards Association. Janet McDougald responded that the PDSB reviews its membership in the Association annually.

Councillor Saito thanked Janet McDougald and the PDSB for its involvement in the planning approval process with the City of Mississauga, ensuring educational needs are included with growth.

Councillor Fennell departed at 10:38 a.m.
Councillor Miles departed at 10:45 a.m., due to other municipal business.

b) Deirdre Morrison-Mohamed, Fund Development Manager, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Peel, Presenting the Annual Agency Report and the Bowl for Kids Sake Trophies

Received 2010-507

Deirdre Morrison-Mohamed, Fund Development Manager, stated that Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Peel faced a number of challenges in 2009. The economic recession resulted in a decline in fundraising for the organization and there was a 17 per cent decline in the number of volunteers. Despite the challenges, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Peel was able to maintain their levels of service to the community as well as expand the Host Conversation Club program and pilot the Ambassadors program.

Deidre Morrison-Mohamed noted the success of the Tim Horton’s Bowl for Kids Sake event which raised over $161,000.

Members of Regional Council recognized the participation of emergency services personnel in Big Brothers, Big Sisters fundraising events, noting that they are excellent role models for youth.

Deirdre Morrison-Mohamed presented the Regional Challenge trophy Councillor Gibson, on behalf of the City of Brampton, and presented the Highest Fundraiser trophy to Councillor Saito.


6. COMMUNICATIONS
- Nil


7. REPORTS

1. Committee Reports

a) Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2010-5) meeting held on May 25, 2010

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2010-5) meeting held on May 25, 2010, be adopted.

Carried 2010-508

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

RECOMMENDATION AAC-11-2010:

That the minutes of the April 27, 2010 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2010-4) meeting, be approved.

Approved 2010-509

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-12-2010:

That the agenda for the May 25, 2010 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting, be amended to include a Review of Outstanding Items Related to the April 27, 2010 AAC meeting, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the May 25, 2010 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-510

See also Resolution 2010-517

4. COMMUNICATION ITEMS

a. Toronto Star, Article dated May 6, 2010, titled “Unkind cut for disabled”

Received 2010-511

See also Resolution 2010-512

RECOMMENDATION AAC-13-2010:

Whereas, the 2010 Budget for the Province of Ontario effectively froze funding increases for programs in support of persons with developmental disabilities;

And whereas, the availability of support programs is of particular urgency in Ontario for many Ontarians, including seniors, who are the primary care givers for adult persons with developmental disabilities;

And whereas, the Region of Peel continues to be a rapidly growing jurisdiction that is struggling to provide services to all residents in need because of chronic underfunding;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Province of Ontario be requested to consider increasing funding to support programs for persons with developmental disabilities;

And further, that any additional funding provided by the Province of Ontario to support programs for persons with developmental disabilities include consideration, on a priority basis, of high growth areas that are already experiencing significant underfunding;

And further, that Regional Chair Kolb, through the efforts of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee, bring the matter of underfunded support programs for persons with developmental disabilities to the attention of the Provincial Government and the leaders of the opposition parties.

Approved 2010-512

See also Resolution 2010-511

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Mark Castro, Manager, Accessible Transportation, Public Works Department, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on His New Role in the Accessible Transportation Office

Received 2010-513

b. Joanne Pattison and Karen MacGougan, Human Services Department, Region of Peel, Providing Information on the Region of Peel’s United Way Campaign First 5K Run/Walk and Roll Event

Received 2010-514

c. Andrew Graham, Manager, Employee Relations, Employee and Business Services Department, Region of Peel, Providing an Update on Employment Practices in the Region of Peel

Received 2010-515

d. Harvinder Bajwa, Committee Member, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee, Providing an Update on the Upcoming Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Event, City of Brampton

Received 2010-516

Items Related to Other Business – Item 7a was dealt with.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

  a. Review of Outstanding Items Related to the April 27, 2010 AAC meeting (Oral)
      Update by William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

Received 2010-517

See also Resolution 2010-510

6. REPORTS

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

Received 2010-518

b. Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Standards and Legislative Updates (Oral) – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

  a. Review of Outstanding Items Related to the April 27, 2010 AAC meeting (Oral)
      Update by William Goursky, Chair, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-517

b) Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That the report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010, be amended to note the absence of Councillor McCallion as due to other municipal business;

And further, that the report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010, be amended to defer Recommendation GC-145-2010 and the related report, to a future meeting;

And further, that the report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010, be adopted, as amended.

Carried 2010-519

See also Resolution 2010-564

B. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil


C. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GC-127-2010:

That the agenda for the May 27, 2010, General Committee meeting be amended to withdraw Delegations/Presentations – Item D1;

And further, that the agenda for the May 27, 2010 General Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-520

See also Resolution 2010-521


D. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

D1. Freda Dewar, Resident, Regarding the Federal Stimulus Funds and the H1N1 Vaccine

Withdrawn 2010-521

See also Resolution 2010-520

D2. Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation and Keri Baxter, Active Transportation Coordinator, Transportation Planning, Presenting Information on the Launch of Active Transportation Website

Received 2010-522

D3. Carine Strong, Executive Director, Volunteer MBC (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon) and Shelly White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel, Providing an Update on the Achievements of the Volunteer MBC Program

Received 2010-523

See also Resolution 2010-531

D4. Howie Dayton, Chair, Ontario Task Group on Access to Recreation, John Lohuis, Director of Recreation and Parks and Stuart Taylor, District Manager, Operational Planning, City of Mississauga, Seeking Support for Affordable Access to Recreation

Received 2010-524

See also Resolutions 2010-525 and 2010-526

D5. Dorothy Peddie, Resident, City of Brampton, Regarding Equitable Access to Recreation Programs for Children with Special Needs in the Region of Peel

Received 2010-525

See also Resolutions 2010-524 and 2010-526


ITEMS RELATED HUMAN SERVICES

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Affordable Access to Recreation in Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-128-2010:

That the Affordable Access to Recreation for Ontarians Policy Framework, as prepared by the Ontario Task Group on Access to Recreation for Low-Income Families, supported by Parks and Recreation Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, be endorsed.

Approved 2010-526

See also Resolutions 2010-524 and 2010-525

HS-A2. Update on Authority to Enter into Contractual Arrangements for the Social Housing Project at Creditview Road and Eglinton Avenue - Capital Project 09-5032

RECOMMENDATION GC-129-2010:

That the Memorandum of Understanding between the Region of Peel and Wintor Equities Inc. in connection with Capital Project 09-5032, in accordance with Council Resolutions 2009-759 and 2009-1365, be ratified;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate, enter into and execute an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, a Modified Turn Key Agreement and other documents as are deemed necessary and satisfactory by the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor, with Wintor Equities Inc. for the completion of Capital Project 09-5032.

Approved 2010-527


HS-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-B1. Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement: Renegotiation and Impact on Peel

RECOMMENDATION GC-130-2010:

That the report of the Commissioner of Human Services, dated April 29, 2010, titled "Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement: Renegotiation and Impact on Peel" be referred to the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee for future advocacy direction on delivering essential services in collaboration with municipalities and local immigration partnerships to ensure effective integration of immigrants into the community and the economy, through the re-negotiation of a successor Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Federal and Provincial Ministers of Immigration to express the Region of Peel’s appreciation for the one-year Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement and Peel’s willingness to work with both orders of government to establish a long-term funding arrangement for immigration funding.

Approved 2010-528

HS-B2. Region of Peel Centralized Waiting List and Applicant Experience

RECOMMENDATION GC-131-2010:

That the report of the Commissioner of Human Services, dated May 4, 2010, titled "Region of Peel Centralized Waiting List and Applicant Experience" be referred to the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee for future direction around advocacy that highlights affordable housing issues in the Region of Peel.

Approved 2010-529

HS-B3. Mississauga Job Summit: Summer Job Challenge

Referred to the June 3, 2010 Regional Council meeting 2010-530

See also Resolution 2010-586

HS-B4. Volunteer Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

Received 2010-531

See also Resolution 2020-523


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Darlene Joslin, Chair, Ontario June as Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) Advisory Committee, Letter dated April 15, 2010, Urging Peel Regional Council to Support the Initiative to Proclaim June, 2010 as Recreation and Parks Month

Received 2010-532

HS-C2. Gerry Phillips, Chair of Cabinet, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Letter dated May 6, 2010, Providing Information on the 2010 Senior Achievement Award Program and Requesting that the Region of Peel Nominate a Deserving Senior from the Community

Received 2010-533

Additional Item – Item HS-C3:

HS-C3. Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Education; and Laurel Broten, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Letter dated April 27, 2010 Announcing that the Legislature Passed the Full-Day Early Learning Statute Law Amendment Act, 2010 and Providing Information on the Legislation

Received 2010-534

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Proposed Transfer of Easements at 12061 Hurontario Street, Brampton to Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. and Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria the Church of Archangel Michael and Saint Tekla - City of Brampton, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-132-2010:

That permanent easement interests in the lands being Part of Lot 18, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Parts 13 and 26 on Reference Plan 43R-33182 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Approved 2010-535

See also Resolutions 2010-536 and 2010-537

RECOMMENDATION GC-133-2010:

That a permanent easement interest be transferred gratuitously to Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. for the purpose of laying down, installing and maintaining its lines of electric power and service wires and cables and equipment and all appurtenances and accessories thereto on the lands being Part of Lot 18, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 26 on Reference Plan 43R-33182.

Approved 2010-536

See also Resolutions 2010-535 and 2010-537

RECOMMENDATION GC-134-2010:

That a permanent easement interest be transferred gratuitously to Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria the Church of Archangel Michael and Saint Tekla for the purpose of vehicular and pedestrian access over the lands being Part of Lot 18, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, more particularly described as Part 13 on Reference Plan 43R-33182, for ingress to and egress from the lands described as Parts 4, 5 and 6 on Reference Plan 43R-33182.

Approved 2010-537

See also Resolutions 2010-535 and 2010-536

MA-A2. Architectural Services - Peel Regional Paramedic Services Administration and Reporting Station, Capital Project 09-7815, Document Number 2010-245P - City of Brampton, Ward 9

RECOMMENDATION GC-135-2010:

That the contract (Document 2010-245P) for Architectural Services for the Peel Regional Paramedic Services Administration and Reporting Station be awarded to Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc., in the estimated amount of $92,880 (excluding applicable taxes) to complete Stage 1 - Investigation and Feasibility Study including Site Layout, under Capital Project 09-7815, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that authority be given to award Stage 2 – Schematic Design, Design Development, and Contract Administration in the estimated amount of $1,373,000 (excluding applicable taxes) pending the successful completion of Stage 1;

And further, that authority be given to increase/extend this contract, in accordance with the document for the duration of the project to the limit of the client’s approved budget to allow for potential increases in the construction budget.

Approved 2010-538

MA-A3. Region of Peel Housing Strategy and Implementation Plan Overview

RECOMMENDATION GC-136-2010:

That the Region of Peel Housing Strategy, attached as Appendix II to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services and the Commissioner of Human Services, dated April 1, 2010, titled “Region of Peel Housing Strategy and Implementation Plan Overview”, be approved;

And further, that the suggested actions contained in the Strategy be prioritized over the short-term (zero to three years) and long-term (over three years) by Regional staff as described in the subject report;

And further, that prior to implementation of the prioritized actions, Regional staff prepare a report outlining the financial and staffing requirements to implement the Strategy, as described in the subject report;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, and municipalities adjacent to the Region of Peel, for their information.

Approved 2010-539


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Funding of Capped Tax Increases - 2010

RECOMMENDATION GC-137-2010:

That a by-law to establish a percentage by which tax decreases respecting the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes are limited for the 2010 taxation year, as required to fund the capped tax increases of properties in those property classes for that year, be presented to Regional Council for enactment.

Approved 2010-540

See also Resolution 2010-587

MA-B2. Options for Issuing Debentures

Received 2010-541

See also Resolutions 2010-542 and 2010-587

MA-B3. Authorization for Debenture Issue(s)

RECOMMENDATION GC-138-2010:

That the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services (“CFO”) be authorized to negotiate one or more debenture issues in 2010 in a total principal amount not to exceed $400 million, and to report on the terms and the submission of the necessary by-law(s);

And further, that the debenture issues in 2010 include the issuance of debentures in the maximum principal amount of $5,381,277 on behalf of the Town of Caledon;

And further, that the Lead/Co-Lead Managers of the Region of Peel’s Canadian Debt Issuance Syndicate for 2010 be the CIBC World Markets Inc., RBC Capital Markets Inc., and National Bank Financial Inc.;

And further, that the Banking Group of the Region of Peel’s Canadian Debt Issuance Syndicate for 2010 be BMO Financial Group, Scotia Capital inc. and TD Bank Financial Group;

And further, that the Treasurer and the CFO be authorized to negotiate and sign the Syndicate Agreement, including the percentage allocated to each of the different groups and participants, and an additional percentage for the Lead Manager;

And further, that a by-law authorizing the issue of replacement debenture certificates and requiring an indemnity or bond of indemnity, lost document bond or similar instrument as a condition of issuing such replacement debenture certificates, be presented to Regional Council for enactment;

And further, that a by-law authorizing the Regional Chair and the Treasurer to sign a modified version of the standard form of the Book Entry Only Securities-Services Agreement and any associated documents with CDS Clearing and Depository Securities Inc. (“CDS”) for the provision of clearing and depository services for the Region’s debenture issues, be presented to Regional Council for enactment.

Approved 2010-542

See also Resolutions 2010-541 and 2010-587

MA-B4. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2010-2) meeting held on May 13, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-3-2010:

That the agenda for May 13, 2010, Audit Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2010-543

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; Dave Bingham, Treasurer and Director of Corporate Finance; Monique Hynes, Manager of Accounting Services; and Mike Grey, Supervisor of Analytical Support, Region of Peel, Presenting the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Canadian Award Recognizing Excellence in Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting for the Regional Municipality of Peel 2008 Annual Financial Report

Received 2010-544

4. REPORTS

  a) Region of Peel 2009 Audited and Consolidated Financial Statements
      Presentation by Dave Bingham, Treasurer and Director of Corporate Finance, Region of Peel

Received 2010-545

b) Peel Housing Corporation Audited 2009 Financial Statements

Received 2010-546

  c) 2009 KPMG Audit Findings Report
      Presentation by Kevin Travers, Associate Partner and Anna Chan, Manager of Audit, KPMG

Received 2010-547


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. Bequest to Peel Heritage Complex, Estate of Hugh Manning

RECOMMENDATION GC-139-2010:

That direction be provided to the Trustee of the Estate of Hugh Manning that the bequest of the portion of the residue of the estate in favour of the Peel Heritage Complex be paid to The Regional Municipality of Peel for the use and purposes of the Peel Heritage Complex program;

And further, that the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services be authorized to execute such documents as may be necessary and appropriate for distribution of the Estate of Hugh Manning to The Regional Municipality of Peel, as approved by the Regional Solicitor.

Approved 2010-548


MA-D. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-D1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2010-4) meeting held on May 20, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-10-2010:

That the agenda for the May 20, 2010 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2010-549

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Navdeep Singh Bains, MP, Mississauga Brampton South, Regarding Opportunities for Collaboration on Issues within the Mississauga Brampton South Riding

Received 2010-550

4. REPORTS

  a) 2011 Provincial Election – Region of Peel Proposal – Political Parties Platform Submission
      Discussion led by David Arbuckle, Manager, Public Policy, Office of Strategic Innovation and Policy

Received 2010-551

b) Draft: MP/MPP Advocacy Update – Spring 2010

Received 2010-552

5. 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 2010-553

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Jim Bradley, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Donna Cansfield, MPP, Etobicoke Centre and Parliamentary Assistant for Housing, Letter dated April 30, 2010, Thanking the Region of Peel’s Delegation for Participating at the Recent OGRA/ROMA Conference in Toronto

Received 2010-554

7. OTHER BUSINESS OR CURRENT ISSUES TO BE DISCUSSED

a) Draft: Letter from Regional Chair Emil Kolb to Diane Finlay, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, Encouraging the Ministry to Maintain their Financial Commitment to Affordable Housing in Ontario

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-11-2010:

That the letter dated May 13, 2010 from Regional Chair Kolb, be sent to Diane Finlay, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, to encourage the Ministry to maintain their financial commitment to affordable housing in Ontario.

Approved 2010-555

MA-D2. Delegation to the Province on Conservation Issues, Follow-Up Report

RECOMMENDATION GC-140-2010:

That implementation of the actions proposed in the Notice of Motion adopted by Regional Council on March 4, 2010 (Resolution 2010-214), be delayed indefinitely;

And further, that the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee continue to review to issues affecting Conservation Authorities with the Province.

Approved 2010-556


MA-E. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-E1. Karin Ann Brent, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated April 29, 2010, Providing a Resolution for Review of the Feasibility of Designating City-owned Lands and Credit Valley Conservation Lands as Part of the Provincial Greenbelt

Referred to Corporate Services 2010-557

MA-E2. Barbara Karrandjas, Legislative Administrator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated May 10, 2010, Providing a Resolution Requesting the Federal and Provincial Governments to Establish a Point of Sale
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) Exemption for all Municipalities in Ontario

Received 2010-558

MA-E3. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Breaking News dated May 18, 2010, Advising of the Status of Bill 16, Schedule 25, Public Sector Compensation Restraint to Protect Public Services Act, 2010

Referred to Employee and Business Services 2010-559


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program Update

RECOMMENDATION GC-141-2010:

That the Water Program Financial Plan attached as Appendix I to the joint report of the Commissioner of Public Works and the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated April 22, 2010, titled “Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program Update” be endorsed to satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Drinking Water Licensing Program filed under the Safe Drinking Water Act and to comply with Ontario Regulation 453/07.

Approved 2010-560


PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. Consulting Services for the Widening of Regional Road 18 (Mavis Road) from Approximately 350m South of Steeles Avenue to Highway 407, Capital Project 09-4060, Document Number 2009-126P – City of Brampton, Wards 4 and 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-142-2010:

That the contract (Document 2009-126P) for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services for the widening of Regional Road 18 (Mavis Road), from approximately 350m south of Steeles Avenue to Highway 407 be awarded to Giffels Associates Limited/IBI Group in the estimated amount of $781,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 09-4060, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-561

PW-B2. Consulting Services for the Reconstruction of the Gore Road from Queen Street East to Regional Road 50, Capital Project 10-4070, Document Number 2010-224P – City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-143-2010:

That the contract (Document 2010-224P) for consulting engineering services for detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision services for the reconstruction of the Gore Road, from Queen Street East to Regional Road 50, be awarded to SNC Lavalin Incorporated (SNC), in the estimated amount of $1,620,550 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 10-4070, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that additional funds in the estimated amount of $612,500 (excluding applicable taxes), financed from the Development Charges Regional Roads Reserve R3505 included in the 2010-2019 Capital Forecast, be approved and advanced to year 2010 in order to award the contract administration and construction supervisions services to SNC.

Approved 2010-562

PW-B3. Implementation of Lane Designations on Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Creditview Road - City of Mississauga, Wards 6 and 11

RECOMMENDATION GC-144-2010:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 with respect to implementing lane designations on Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) and Creditview Road in the City of Mississauga;

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

And further, that Peel Regional Police be so advised.

Approved 2010-563

See also Resolution 2010-587

PW-B4. Speed Limit Revision on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) - City of Mississauga, Wards 9 and 11, and City of Brampton, Ward 6

RECOMMENDATION GC-145-2010:

That a by-law be enacted to amend By-law 57-2005 by reducing the existing 70 km/h posted speed limit to 60 km/h on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) from 100 metres (328 feet) north of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) to 1,190 metres (3,904 feet) south of Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road);

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

And further, that Peel Regional Police be so advised.

Deferred to a future meeting pending discussion with the Ward Councillor 2010-564

See also Resolutions 2010-519 and 2010-587


PW-C. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-C1. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2010-3) meeting held on May 20, 2010

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-4-2010:

That the agenda for the May 20, 2010, Waste Management Committee meeting be amended to include the minutes of the Peel Curing Facility Public Liaison Committee Meeting held on January 12, 2010, to be dealt with under Communications – Item 5a;

And further, that the agenda for the May 20, 2010, Waste Management Committee meeting be amended to include an oral report from the Director of Waste Management regarding litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board, to be dealt with under In Camera Matters – Item 6a;

And further, that the agenda for the May 20, 2010, Waste Management Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2010-565

See also Resolutions 2010-571 and 2010-593

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dan Labrecque, Commissioner, Public Works, Presenting a Video Highlighting the Work of the Public Works Divisions in Celebration of the Region of Peel National Public Works Week - May 16-22, 2010

Received 2010-566

b) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management Providing an Update on the Recycled Paper, Glass and Polystyrene Markets

Received 2010-567

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

Received 2010-568

4. REPORTS

a) Continuation of Waste Transfer Services, Documents 2010-398N and 2004-552N

RECOMMENDATION WM-5-2010:

That staff be directed to analyze the feasibility of utilizing the commercial waste transfer stations before the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated May 6, 2010, titled “Continuation of Waste Transfer Services” is considered by the Waste Management Committee;

And further, that consideration of the subject report be deferred to the June 10, 2010 Waste Management Committee meeting.

Approved 2010-569

b) Waste Collection By-law Revision for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

RECOMMENDATION WM-6-2010:

That the Waste Collection By-law 91-2007 be amended to ban the curbside collection of Phases 1 and 2 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment under the Ontario Electronic Stewardship program, in accordance with Council Resolution 2010-30;

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

And further, that staff report back on alternatives for collecting waste electrical and electronic equipment at the curbside to a future meeting of the Waste Management Committee.

Approved 2010-570

See also Resolution 2010-587

5. COMMUNICATIONS

Additional Item – Item 5a:

a) Minutes of the Peel Curing Facility Public Liaison Committee Meeting held on January 12, 2010

Received 2010-571

See also Resolution 2010-565

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

  a) A Matter of Potential Litigation (Oral) (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board)
      Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2010-593

7. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Waste Management Committee - Pending Items Report

Received 2010-572


PW-D. WASTEWATER

PW-D1. The Gore Road Sewage Pumping Station and the Gore Road Sanitary Forcemain, Capital Projects 04-2983 and 05-2197, Document Number 2006-364P – City of Brampton, Ward 10

RECOMMENDATION GC-146-2010:

That the contract (Document 2006-364P) for detailed design and contract administration of the Gore Road pumping station and forcemain between the Region of Peel and Gamsby and Mannerow Limited be extended to provide additional engineering services in the estimated amount of $92,000 (excluding applicable taxes), for a total commitment of $499,492 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 05-2197, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-573

PW-D2. Inglewood Village Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Pumping Station, Capital Project 06-2720, Document Number 2007-030P – Town of Caledon, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-147-2010:

That the contract (Document 2006-030P) between the Region of Peel and R.J. Burnside and Associates Limited be extended in the estimated amount of $276,500 (excluding applicable taxes), for additional contract administration and inspection services, for a total commitment of $1,594,574 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 06-2720, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-574

PW-D3. Chinguacousy Pumping Station and Forcemain, Capital Project 06-6583, Document Number 2007-185P – Town of Caledon, Ward 2

RECOMMENDATION GC-148-2010:

That the contract (Document 2007-185P) between the Region of Peel and R.V. Anderson Associates Limited be extended to provide additional engineering services in the estimated amount of $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 06-6583, Chinguacousy Pumping Station and Forcemain, for an estimated total commitment of $649,871 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that additional construction contingency costs in the amount of $250,000 be approved for Capital Project 06-6583, Chinguacousy Pumping Station and Forcemain;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 06-6583, Chinguacousy Pumping Station and Forcemain, be increased by $500,000, from $2,300,000 to $2,800,000 for the additional contract administration, inspection services and construction contingency to be financed $280,000 from Waste Management Landfill R1010, $94,000 from New Capital Waste R1145 and $126,000 from Waste Abatement R1961.

Approved 2010-575

PW-D4. Construction of Sanitary Sewer on Confederation Parkway from Burnhamthorpe Road to Paisley Boulevard and on Dundas Street from Confederation Parkway to Rugby Road, Capital Project 08-2260 – City of Mississauga, Ward 7

RECOMMENDATION GC-149-2010:

That the budget for Capital Project 08-2260, Confederation Parkway, be increased by $120,000 (excluding applicable taxes), from $3,835,608 to $3,955,608, to be financed by transferring funds from Capital Project 03-2151 Mullet Creek Trunk Sewer, in order to cover additional construction costs.

Approved 2010-576


PW-E. WATER

PW-E1. Pre-Purchase of Ultraviolet Light Equipment for the Lakeview Water Treatment Facility, Capital Project 07-1936, Document Number 2010-022P – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

RECOMMENDATION GC-150-2010:

That the contract (Document 2010-022P) for the pre-purchase of ultraviolet light equipment for the Lakeview Water Treatment Facility be awarded to Trojan Technologies Inc. in the estimated amount of $1,500,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 07-1936, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Approved 2010-577


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. Renée Brown, Council and Committee Services Coordinator, Town of Halton Hills, Letter dated May 13, 2010, Providing a Copy of the Town of Halton Hills Recommendation and Report titled “Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Final Report”

Received 2010-578

See also Resolution 2010-579

PW-F2. Gina van den Burg, Deputy Clerk and Supervisor of Council and Committee Services, Halton Region, Letter dated May 14, 2010, Providing a Copy of the Halton Region Recommendation and Report titled “Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Report”

Received 2010-579

See also Resolution 2010-578

PW-F3. Member Communication: Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated May 18, 2010 Advising of the Ontario Government’s Introduction of the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act

Received 2010-580

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. 2010 Actions to Improve Air Quality

Received 2010-581


HE-B. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-B1. Resident Assessment Instrument – Minimum Data Set for Long Term Care Homes (RAI-MDS)

Received 2010-582

Additional Item – Item HE-C1:

HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter Received May 19, 2010, Announcing a One-time Funding of up to $788,427 for the Fiscal Year 2010/2011 to Negotiate Agreements for Dedicated Nurses to Receive Ambulance Patients at Locally Selected Hospitals and Advising that Further Details will be Forthcoming

Received 2010-583


F. OTHER BUSINESS

F1. Notice of Motion Regarding Property Tax Relief to Charities or Similar Organizations that Provide “Hospice” Services to the Community and are Currently Not Eligible for the Tax Rebate

RECOMMENDATION GC-151-2010:

Whereas, Bethell House is a hospice facility that provides residential palliative care to terminally ill patients, similar to the services offered in a hospital;

And whereas, Bethell House provides its services to the residents of Peel;

And whereas, Bethell House is deemed to be in the residential property class for property taxation purposes;

And whereas, the Region of Peel property tax rebate program for eligible charities provides a 40 per cent rebate only to eligible charities in the commercial and industrial property classes and does not apply to properties in the residential property class;

And whereas, the Region of Halton has passed a by-law that grants the two residential palliative care hospices in Halton complete relief from property tax:

Therefore be it resolved, that staff prepare a proposal to provide relief from property taxes to those charities or similar organizations that provide “hospice” services to the community and that are currently not eligible for the tax rebate, for consideration at a future meeting.

To be considered at the June 3, 2010 Regional Council meeting 2010-584

See also Resolution 2010-589


G. IN CAMERA MATTERS

RECOMMENDATION GC-152-2010:

That the recommendation contained within the confidential report related to Item G1 be forwarded to the June 3, 2010 meeting of Regional Council for approval.

Approved 2010-585

See also Resolution 2010- 592


2. Staff Reports

a) Mississauga Job Summit: Summer Job Challenge

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the Region of Peel participate in the Summer Job Challenge by hiring 60 youths in the Summer of 2010;

And further, that the associated costs of $230,000 to support this initiative be funded from the Ontario Works Reserve (R1260), in the event that other sources funding are not identified as part of the year end surplus management process.

Carried 2010-586

See also Resolution 2010-530

Councillor Parrish expressed her appreciation to staff for preparing an excellent report. She requested that staff report to a future meeting with an update on the program.

Councillor McCallion expressed her appreciation to Janet Menard, Commissioner, Human Services for her dynamic participation at the Mississauga Job Summit and for demonstrating excellent leadership.

Councillor Saito noted that approval of the report supports the goals of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention Network and the new Child and Youth Initiative.



8. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 39-2010: A by-law to designate southbound and westbound dual left turn lanes and westbound right turn lane at the intersection of Regional Road 3 (Britannia Road) at Creditveiw Road and amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 40-2010: A by-law to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to 60 km/h from 100 metres north of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) to 1190 metres south of Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) and to amend By-law Number 57-2005 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 41-2010: A by-law to establish percentages by which tax decreases are limited for 2010 for properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes.

By-law 42-2010: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

By-law 43-2010: A by-law to amend By-law 91-2007 titled “A by-law to regulate the collection of waste in the Region of Peel”.

By-law 44-2010: A by-law to authorize the issue of replacement debenture certificates.

By-law 45-2010: A by-law to authorize the execution of a book entry only - services agreement and a Rider, both with CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. (“CDS”) and both in respect of the deposit in the CDS system of debentures as book entry only securities.

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Prentice;

That By-law 40-2010, listed on the June 3, 2010 Regional Council agenda, be deferred to a future meeting of Regional Council;

And further, that the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 39-2010 and 41-2010 to 45-2010 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 2010-587

See also Resolutions 2010-540 to 2010-542 inclusive, 2010-563, 2010-564 and 2010-570


9. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resident Rally – Sunday, June 6, 2010 (Oral)

Received 2010-588

Councillor Palleschi advised that a rally has been scheduled for Sunday, June 6, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre, Brampton, to protest a decision by the Ontario Municipal Board that is contrary to municipal planning policies that will have a negative impact on the community. He encouraged residents and members of Regional Council to attend.


10. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil

a) Notice of Motion from Councillor Paterak Regarding Property Tax Relief to Charities or Similar Organizations that Provide “Hospice” Services to the Community and are Currently Not Eligible for the Tax Rebate


Councillor Morrison requested a friendly amendment to the Notice of Motion to include Wellspring Chinguacousy, which was accepted.

Councillor Mahoney requested a friendly amendment to the Notice of Motion to include Heart House in Mississauga, which was accepted.

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas Bethell House is a hospice facility that provides residential palliative care to terminally ill patients, similar to the services offered in a hospital;

And whereas, Bethell House provides its services to the residents of Peel;

And whereas, Bethell House is deemed to be in the residential property class for property taxation purposes;

And whereas, the Region of Peel property tax rebate program for eligible charities provides a 40 per cent rebate only to eligible charities in the commercial and industrial property classes and does not apply to properties in the residential property class;

And whereas, the Region of Halton has passed a by-law that grants the two residential palliative care hospices in Halton complete relief from property tax:

Therefore be it resolved, that staff prepare a proposal to provide relief from property taxes to those charities or similar organizations, like Bethell House, Heart House and Wellspring Chinquacousy, that provide services to the community and that are currently not eligible for the tax rebate, including the budget impact, for consideration at a future meeting of Regional Council.

Carried 2010-589

See also Resolution 2010-584

Councillor Prentice requested that staff ensure the proposal includes the number of organizations that would qualify for tax relief, the type of relief that will be available and, the budget impact.


11. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

• In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010

• Collective Agreement Negotiations CUPE 966 TransHelp (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the recommendations contained within the confidential reports related to Item 11.1a and 11.2a listed on the June 3, 2010 Regional Council agenda be approved, and become public upon adoption.

Carried 2010-590

1. Committee Reports

a) In Camera Report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the In Camera report of the General Committee (GC-2010-7) meeting held on May 27, 2010, be adopted.

Carried 2010-591

G1. Proposed Disposal of Region Owned Surplus Property – City of Mississauga, Ward 11 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

RECOMMENDATION GC-153-2010:

That the lands being Part Lot 229, 43M-1301 in the City of Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly described as Part 82 on Reference Plan 43R-23901 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation;

And further, that the In Camera direction given to the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services 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 01-2930.

Approved 2010-592

See also Resolution 2010-585

Additional Item – Item G2:

G2. In Camera Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2010-3) meeting held on May 20, 2010

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Additional Item – Item 6a:

  a) A Matter of Potential Litigation (Oral) (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board)
      Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2010-593

See also Resolution 2010-565

2. Staff Reports

a) Collective Agreement Negotiations CUPE 966 TransHelp (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the Memorandum of Settlement for the renewal of the Collective Agreement between The Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 representing employees at TransHelp, be ratified by Regional Council;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to implement the terms of the Collective Agreement as negotiated;

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

Carried 2010-594


12. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That By-law 46-2010 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 3, 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 2010-595


13. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:29 a.m.

 

 

C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair