June 9, 2011 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. Reports
  1. Proclamations
  2. Staff Reports
     
7. By-laws
8. Other Business
9. Notices of Motion
10. In Camera Matters
  1. Approval of Minutes
    a) May 26, 2011 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes
  2. Staff Reports
    a) Proposed Property Acquisition Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Widening from Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) to Clark Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 3 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 9, 2011

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:33 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Saito recited the prayer.

Members Present:

G. Carlson; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca*; S. Hames; N. Iannicca*; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion*¨; S. McFadden; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi*; R. Paterak¨; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead

   
Members Absent:

Nil

   

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) May 26, 2011, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 26, 2011 be approved.

Carried 2011-545


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the agenda for the June 9, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to withdraw Delegations/Presentations - Item 5e;

And further, that the agenda for the June 9, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to withdraw Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-C1;

And further, that the agenda for the June 9, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to defer Items Related to Management - Item MA-A1, to the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that the agenda for the June 9, 2011 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2011-546

See also Resolutions 2011-561, 2011-571 and 2011-574

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:34 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Prehospital Care - Regions of Halton and Peel, Regarding the Annual Medical Directors’ Report

Received 2011-547

See also Resolutions 2011-551 and 2011-552

A copy of the presentation is available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Pre-hospital Care – Regions of Halton and Peel, provided an update on the acute myocardial infarction (STEMI by-pass) protocol which enables paramedics to identify STEMI patients and transport them directly to Trillium Hospital’s Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) lab and provides for direct communication between paramedics and the cardiologist. The protocol aims to ensure STEMI patients are identified by paramedics and receive treatment at the hospital PCI lab within 90 minutes. Since implementation of the protocol, the number of patients who received pre-hospital STEMI by-pass within the 90 minute timeframe has increased from 28 per cent to 91 per cent.

Dr. Cheskes stated that a key component to survival in any Region is the rate of bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). The bystander CPR rate in Peel has increased from 15 per cent in 1992, to the current rate of 32 per cent which can be credited to training efforts of Peel paramedics, community training and student training opportunities. In an effort to further increase Peel’s bystander CPR rate, the CPR Anytime initiative has been developed for grade nine students and provides a short duration, self-directed, video based teaching tool which takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, compared to the traditional 3 hour instructor led CPR training for teaching core CPR/AED skills.

Dr. Cheskes noted that despite having a PCI lab, Brampton Civic Hospital does not perform therapeutic PCI and that currently, 68 per cent of all STEMI cases originate from Brampton. He encouraged continued advocacy by Regional Councillors for Brampton Civic Hospital to become a therapeutic PCI centre.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that subsequent to the May 19, 2011 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting, he contacted the province to discuss the PCI lab at Brampton Civic Hospital. A conference call has been scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2011 and it is expected that the discussion will help to resolve the remaining issues.

In response to a question from Councillor Foley, Dr. Cheskes advised that the protocol applies to Bolton area residents if they are diagnosed within 15 minutes and can be transported to Trillium Hospital within 60 minutes.

Councillor Sanderson suggested that mandatory CRR training for professional truck drivers could help to save lives as they frequently encounter highway accidents.

Councillor Fonseca arrived at 9:44 a.m.
Councillor McCallion arrived at 9:56 a.m.

Items Related to Health – Item HE-D1 was dealt with.

HE-D. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-D1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC 2011 2) meeting held on May 19, 2011

Dr. Cheskes comment on his observations of the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service delivery model of pre-hospital medical care.

Dr. Cheskes stated that he visited Winnipeg at the invitation of their Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Medical Director as a base hospital representative, and not on behalf of the Region or local emergency medical services. Dr. Cheskes stated that the Winnipeg delivery model appears to work well for Winnipeg; however, he noted that the Winnipeg geography is quite different from Peel and that 50 per cent of their EMS calls come from within one kilometre of City Hall. Dr. Cheskes stated that there is no scientific evidence that the Winnipeg model improves patient care and no medical evidence to support Peel’s change from its current model.

Dr. Cheskes noted that the Peel model has gained the attention of various American and Canadian service providers.

Councillor McCallion stated that the City of Mississauga Fire Chief and Commissioner of Community Services are supportive of the Winnipeg model and that it should be further explored.

The Commissioner of Health Services was directed by Regional Chair Kolb to report to the next meeting of the EPSC with the scope and results, if available, of two studies currently being undertaken regarding Emergency Medical Services and Fire Services.

Councillor Saito suggested that area municipal staff report to their respective Councils with recommendations related to the EMS and Fire Services delivery model which could then be brought to the September, 2011 EPSC meeting as the main agenda item.

Councillor Palleschi arrived at 10:16 a.m., due to other municipal business.

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the issue of the Emergency Medical Services delivery model be considered at the September 15, 2011 meeting of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee.

Carried 2011-548

See also Resolution 2011-549

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2011-2) meeting held on May 19, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-549

See also Resolution 2011-548

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-4-2011:

That the agenda for the May 19, 2011 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2011-550

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Peel-Halton, Sunnybrook-Osler Centre for Pre-Hospital Care, Presenting the 2010 Peel Region Medical Director’s Update to the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC)

Received 2011-551

See also Resolutions 2011-547 and 2011-552

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-5-2011:

Whereas, the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), which serves Brampton, Caledon and Malton, is one of only two LHINs where a therapeutic percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program is not available to its residents;

And whereas, timely access to a therapeutic PCI program has shown to have a mortality and morbidity benefit to the management of ST elevated myocardial infarctions (STEMI) with the closest site being Trillium Health Centre in south Mississauga;

And whereas, the population of this LHIN is made up of a large proportion of African and South Asian individuals who are predisposed to coronary artery disease at a younger age;

And whereas, the William Osler Health System has identified this as a priority for the Brampton Civic site and submitted a proposal in January of 2010 for a therapeutic PCI program to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care with no response to date;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Regional Chair write to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, on behalf of Regional Council, in support of the proposal for a therapeutic PCI program by William Osler Health System;

And further, that a copy of the letter and resolution be forwarded to both LHINs and Peel area MPPs, seeking their support for this important life-saving program.

Approved 2011-552

See also Resolutions 2011-547 and 2011-551

4. REPORTS

a) 2010 Paramedic Medical Director’s Annual Presentation

Received 2011-553

b) Site Visit to Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Services

Received 2011-554

c) Dufferin County Request for Reimbursement Related to Land Ambulance Cross Border Billing

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-6-2011:

That Regional Council not enter into a land ambulance cross border billing agreement with Dufferin County or any other land ambulance provider;

And further, that the cross border notice received from Dufferin County requesting payment for 10 years of land ambulance cross border services not be reimbursed.

Approved 2011-555

  d) Peel Regional Paramedic Services 2010 Annual Report
      Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Received 2011-556

e) Regional Fire Coordination - Annual Report

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-7-2011:

That the 2010 Annual Fire Coordinator’s Report of Brad Bigrigg, Fire Chief, Town of Caledon, dated January 10, 2011, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated April 6, 2010, titled “Regional Fire Coordination – Annual Report”, be received;

And further, that Chief Bigrigg be thanked for his efforts during 2010.

Approved 2011-557

b) Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long Term Care; Alma Vega, Nicole Gage, Allyson Mitchell, Julianne Latham, Inga Mazuryk, Sylvia Szymanska and Nancy Polsinelli, Long Term Care, Presenting a Plaque to Peel Regional Council on the Long Term Care Division Accreditation Award from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF)

Received 2011-558

See also Resolution 2011-598

Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long Term Care, provided an overview of the results of the accreditation survey conducted by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF) on Peel’s five long term care (LTC) centres and introduced a video slideshow illustrating LTC staff and residents within the centres.

Councillor Mullin congratulated management and staff of the Region’s LTC centres and commended them on their ability to reach out to the community.

Councillor Paterak extended his appreciation and congratulations to staff on behalf of himself and Councillor Moore, as Chair and Vice Chair of the Health section of Regional Council.

Item 5d was dealt with.

d) Mike Metcalf, Chief, Steve Asanin, Acting Deputy Chief and Mario Ferrante, Peel Regional Police, Presenting the Peel Regional Police Overview and Status Report Provincial Adequacy Regulations

Received 2011-559

A copy of the presentation is available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

At the request of Councillor Mullin, Chief Metcalf undertook to address the issue of police officers and drivers pulling over at unsafe locations and the blocking of major arterial roads for routine traffic stops.

Councillor Fonseca requested that the Chief provide Council with information related to the number and classification of part time staff.

Chief Metcalf was requested by Councillor Mullin to provide Council with the number of officers who retired in 2010 and 2011, and stated that 2012 Police budget deliberations should include a review of the police staffing formula.

In response to a question of clarification, Chief Metcalf explained that “pocket dials” refers to cell phones that are pre-programmed to call 9-1-1 and can easily and unknowingly be activated from within a purse or pocket. When the call is answered by 9-1-1 call takers, there is no response and no subscriber information is available. It has been identified as a public safety issue however, efforts to work with cell phone providers to address the issue have not been successful.

Councillor Hames inquired if efforts have been made to raise public awareness of “pocket dials”. Chief Metcalf indicated that efforts have been made and undertook to provide Regional Councillors with information on the issue that could be made available at community events attended by Councillors.

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Chief Metcalf advised that there have been approximately 1,000 reported pump and run crimes in Peel over the past ten years.

Councillor Palleschi suggested that Chief Metcalf discuss the issue of “pocket dials” at the next meeting of Police Chiefs to encourage the lobbying of the government and the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to require two-digit pre-programmed dialling and to request that telecommunications companies be charged a fee for police response.

Councillor Paterak departed at 11:09 a.m.

c) Kim Gavine, Executive Director, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Presenting the Findings of Reports Related to the Effectiveness of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Foundation

Received 2011-560

A copy of the presentation is available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Kim Gavine, Executive Director, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation (ORMF), provided an overview of the key findings of the Oak Ridges Moraine Stakeholder Survey.

Councillor Morrison advised that the Greater Toronto Countryside Alliance is looking at the provincial policy review for the Moraine and are trying to partner with organizations for changes that will make the policy more flexible. She noted that the ORMF will be one of the groups working with the Alliance to make sure the Moraine continues to strive while ensuring that agriculture is supported.

In response to a question from Councillor Sprovieri, Kim Gavine advised that the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail Association is comprised of volunteers and that landowners enter into agreements for access to the trail. As a result of landowner preferences, some parts of the trail are fully accessible, while some sections are natural with small footpaths.

Councillor McCallion departed at 11:55 a.m.

d) Mike Metcalf, Chief, and Steve Asanin, Acting Deputy Chief and Mario Ferrante, Peel Regional Police, Presenting the Peel Regional Police Overview and Status Report Provincial Adequacy Regulations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-559

e) Arthur Esdaile, Volunteer Representative, Grandparent's Rights, Discussing Bill 22 which Proposes to Amend the Children's Law Reform Act to Allow Grandparents to have Legal Access to their Grandchildren

Withdrawn 2011-561

See also Resolutions 2011-546, 2011-571 and 2011-573

Regional Council recessed at 11:59 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:36 p.m.

  Members Present: G. Carlson; F. Dale; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; S. Hames; E. Kolb; G. Miles¨; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson*; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent:

S. Fennell; N. Iannicca, due to other municipal business; K. Mahoney, due to other municipal business; H.  McCallion; S. McFadden, due to other municipal business; R. Paterak


6. REPORTS

Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-B1 was dealt with.

PW-B. WATER

PW-B1. Annual Performance Review of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Management, Operations and Maintenance Agreement with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
      Presentation by Mark Schiller, Director, Water and Jane Pagel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Clean Water Agency

Received 2011-562

Councillor Thompson arrived at 12:38 p.m.

A copy of the presentation is available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Mark Schiller, Director, Water, provided the results of the performance review of year one of the management, operations, and maintenance Agreement with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA).

The performance review found that the South Peel System maintained a high quality of service under challenging circumstances, including extensive capital works and new technologies and processes. Costs were found to be lower than estimated and energy use was managed efficiently.

Jane Pagel, President and Chief Executive Officer, OCWA, stated that when she speaks at various conferences on innovation, she refers to Peel as an example of innovation. She stated that Peel’s support for and interest in innovation is laudable and will help small Ontario companies in terms of exporting some of the technologies.

Councillor Tovey stated that sustainable development for Lakeview is being investigated and suggested OCWA could participate in those discussions.

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, Mark Schiller confirmed that the South Peel facility uses water for its heating and cooling needs.

Councillor Thompson encouraged all members of Regional Council to tour the South Peel Wastewater Treatment facility


1. Proclamation Reports - Nil


2. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor P. Palleschi

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Neighbourhood Capacity Support Strategy: Overview

Received 2011-563

See also Resolution 2011-564

The Commissioner of Human Services undertook to ensure Councillor Sprovieri is notified of meetings with City of Brampton staff regarding potential programs to be offered at the new recreation and community centre in north east Brampton.


HS-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-B1. Neighbourhood Capacity Support Strategy: Joint Neighbourhood Development Funding Between United Way and Region of Peel

Received 2011-564

See also Resolution 2011-563

HS-B2. Report of the Grants Ad hoc Committee (GAC-2011-2) meeting held on May 19, 2011

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Grants Ad hoc Committee (GAC-2011-2) meeting held on May 19, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-565

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GAC-4-2011:

That the agenda for the May 19, 2011 Grants Ad hoc Committee meeting be amended to include an oral report from the Advisor of Community Investment titled “Specific Agency Updates”, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the May 19, 2011, Grants Ad hoc Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2011-566

See also Resolution 2011-570

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Grants Ad hoc Committee Changes

RECOMMENDATION GAC-5-2011:

That the Grants Ad hoc Committee now be known as the Community Investment Committee;

And further, that the revised Community Investment Committee Terms of Reference attached as Appendix II to the report of the Commissioner of Human Services, dated April 8, 2011, titled “Grants Ad hoc Committee Terms of Reference”, be approved.

Approved 2011-567

  b) Community Investment Fund Update
      Presentation by Sandra Solonik, Advisor, Community Investment

Received 2011-568

c) Homelessness Partnering Strategy 2011-2014 Update

RECOMMENDATION GAC-6-2011:

That the funding recommendations made by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) Community Advisory Board (CAB) for one year program extensions, to three agencies, be endorsed;

And further, that the Region’s duly authorized signing officers be authorized to execute amendments to the third party legal agreements for the agencies approved for the one year program extensions.

Approved 2011-569

5. COMMUNICATIONS – Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a) Community Investment Fund Update

Received 2011-570

See also Resolution 2011-566


HS-C. CHILDREN’S SERVICES

HS-C1. Bill 22: An Act to Amend the Children’s Law Reform Act

Withdrawn 2011-571

See also Resolutions 2011-546, 2011-571 and 2011-573


HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community and Social Services, Letter dated April 11, 2011, In Response to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated March 11, 2011, Regarding the Revised Funding Approach for Ontario Works

Received 2011-572

HS-D2. Jessica Reid, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Letter dated May 17, 2011, Advising that Mississauga City Council passed Resolution 0038-2011 Relating to a Letter from Arthur Esdaile Regarding “Bill 22, Children’s Law Reform Act”

Received 2011-573

See also Resolutions 2011-561 and 2011-571

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Bram East Phase 1 Development Charge Reimbursement of all Front End Financing Agreements Wrap-Up Report - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Deferred to the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting 2011-574

See also Resolution 2011-546

MA-A2. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2011-3) meeting held on May 19, 2011

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Audit Committee (AC-2011-3) meeting held on May 19, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-575

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-6-2011:

That the agenda for the May 19, 2011 Audit Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2011-576

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; and David Bingham, Treasurer and Director, Corporate Finance, Presenting the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Award for Financial Reporting for the Region of Peel 2009 Audit Financial Report

Received 2011-577

b) Steve Stewart, Associate Partner, Deloitte & Touche, Presenting the 2010 Deloitte Year-End Communication Report

Received 2011-578

See also Resolution 2011-579

Item 4c was dealt with.

4. REPORTS

c) 2010 Deloitte’s Year-End Communication Report

Received 2011-579

See also Resolution 2011-578

a) 2010 Region of Peel Consolidated Financial Statements

Received 2011-580

b) Peel Housing Corporation 2010 Financial Statements

Received 2011-581

c) 2010 Deloitte’s Year-End Communication Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-579

d) Procurement Audit
Presentation by Paul Wallis, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2011-582

e) Region of Peel - Organizational Project Management Maturity Assessment
Presentation by Steve Saric, Project Manager; and Gary Wilde, Acting Manager, Strategic Projects and Services

Received 2011-583

f) 2010 Disposal Report

Received 2011-584

g) Peel Regional Emergency Program Audit
Presentation by Andre Luc Beauregard, Manager, Emergency Management; and Rajini Sharma, Acting Manager, Strategic Innovation

Received 2011-585


MA-B. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-B1. Proposed Transfer of Region Owned Lands and Permanent and Temporary Easements to The Corporation of the City of Brampton in Connection with the Züm Service at 5 Wellington Street - City of Brampton, Ward 4

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the fee simple interest in lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly described as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-33026 and a permanent easement interest in lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 4 and 5 on Reference Plan 43R-33026 and a temporary working easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on Reference Plan 43R-33026 be declared surplus to the needs of The Corporation of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2011-586

See also Resolution 2011-587

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That The Corporation of the Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an agreement with The Corporation of the City of Brampton for the gratuitous transfer of a fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly described as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-33026 and a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly described as Parts 4 and 5 on Reference Plan on Reference Plan 43R-33026 and a temporary working easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 1, East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly described as Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on Reference Plan 43R-33026.

Carried 2011-587

See also Resolution 2011-586


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Transportation, Letter dated May 20, 2011, Regarding the Dedicated Provincial Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program

Referred to Corporate Services 2011-588

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. TRANSPORTATION

PW-A1. Ministry of Transportation Continuation of the Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) Program

Received 2011-589



PW-B. WATER

  PW-B1. Annual Performance Review of the South Peel Water and Wastewater Management, Operations and Maintenance Agreement with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
     

Presentation by Mark Schiller, Director, Water and Jane Pagel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Clean Water Agency

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-562

PW-B2. Lake Fill Feasibility Study, Capital Project 11-1531 – City of Mississauga, Ward 1

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the Region of Peel enter into a joint initiative with the City of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to undertake a Lake Fill Feasibility Study, in conjunction with Inspiration Lakeview, to evaluate the potential of using excavated fill from Capital Infrastructure Projects in the Region of Peel, City of Mississauga;

And further, that Credit Valley Conservation be reimbursed for the Lake Fill Feasibility Study in the estimated amount of $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 11-1531;

And further, that the Lake Fill Feasibility Study for $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes) be set up under Capital Project 11-1531, financed from the water stabilization reserve R0241;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated May 16, 2011, titled “Lake Fill Feasibility Study, Capital Project 11-1531 – City of Mississauga, Ward 1” be forwarded to the City of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, for information.

Carried 2011-590

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Councillor Whitehead to ensure that the Region of Peel does not incur charges for accepting clean fill.


PW-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-C1. Paul Smeltzer, Chair, 2014 Congress Organizing Committee, Ontario Public Works Association, Letter dated May 10, 2011, Requesting Sponsorship for Planning the 2014 American Public Works Associations’ Congress Exposition in Toronto

Referred to Public Works for report back to Regional Council 2011-591

PW-C2. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated May 18, 2011, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Recommendation and Report titled “Highway 427 Industrial Secondary Plan (Area 47) – Mayfield Road to the North, Castlemore Road to the South, Highway 50 to the East and The Gore Road to the West – Ward 10”

Received 2011-592

PW-C3. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated May 18, 2011, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Recommendation and Report titled “Western Vaughan Transportation Improvements Individual Environmental Assessment – York Region”

Received 2011-593

PW-C4. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated May 18, 2011, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Recommendation and Report titled “City of Brampton Response to the City of Mississauga’s New Official Plan – 2010”

Referred to Public Works 2011-594

PW-C5. Denis Kelly, Regional Clerk, York Region, Letter dated May 20, 2011, Providing a Copy of the York Region Recommendation and Report titled “Bolton Commuter Rail Service Feasibility Study”

Received 2011-595

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. 2011 Actions to Improve Air Quality

Received 2011-596

See also Resolution 2011-599

Councillor Mullin extended her appreciation to staff for preparing a high quality report.


HE-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HE-B1. Provincial Fees in Health Services

Deferred to the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting 2011-597

Councillor Saito stated that taxpayers pay for 50 per cent of land ambulance costs and questioned why hospitals would be allowed to keep a portion of the ambulance user co-payment.

Councillor Mullin suggested that the report titled “Provincial Fees in Health Services” be deferred to the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting and requested that staff revise the recommendation to include whereas clauses, to convey the concerns raised by Council.

Councillor Mullin further suggested that if hospitals receive an ambulance user co-payment, they should be required to provide a consistent and acceptable level of service with respect to Paramedic offload.

Councillor Foley requested that staff provide an opinion as to whether the proposed $45 co-payment fee should be increased and if exemptions could be available for seniors.

Councillor Miles departed at 1:18 p.m.


HE-C. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-C1. Peel’s Long Term Care Division Receives Accreditation

Received 2011-598

See also Resolution 2011-558

HE-D. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-D1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC 2011 2) meeting held on May 19, 2011

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2011-549 to 2011-557 inclusive


HE-E. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-E1. Air Quality Modelling and Monitoring Program for the Region of Peel

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the proposed Air Quality Modelling and Monitoring Program as described in the report of the Commissioner of Health Services dated April 28, 2011, titled “Air Quality Modelling and Monitoring Program for the Region of Peel” be approved, in principle;

And further, that the Ontario Ministry of the Environment be requested to upgrade one of the two existing ambient air monitors to monitor for volatile organic compounds and ammonia.

Carried 2011-599

See also Resolution 2011-596

The Medical Officer of Health was requested by Councillor Mullin to investigate and report back regarding potential grant opportunities with respect to the Air Quality Modelling and Monitoring Program.

HE-E2. One Time Funding for the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

Received 2011-600

HE-E3. Progress in Reducing Risk of Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Received 2011-601

Councillor Mullin extended her appreciation to the Medical Officer of Health and commended Health Services staff for their efforts to reduce the risk of vaccine preventable diseases.

Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, advised that a 95 per cent immunization rate for Measles, Mumps and Rubella has been achieved, and that 95 per cent is considered the rate at which there are not enough unimmunized children to spread the disease.

HE-E4. Provincial Funding for Public Health Nurses Initiative

Received 2011-602

See also Resolution 2011-603


HE-F. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-F1. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated March 8, 2011, Announcing 100 Per Cent New Base Funding of Up to $170,040 to Peel Public Health to Support Two New Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Public Health Nursing Positions

Received 2011-603

See also Resolution 2011-602

HE-F2. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated March 28, 2011, Approving One-Time Funding of Up to $4,890 to Peel Public Health to Support Expenses Incurred During the Planning and Mobilization for the G8 and G20 Summits

Received 2011-604

HE-F3. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated March 28, 2011, Advising of the Approval of an Annualized Base Adjustment of Up to $2,465,053 Relating to the Land Ambulance Grant for the 50:50 Partnership for the 2011 Calendar Year

Received 2011-605

HE-F4. Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated April 1, 2011, Advising of the Approval of One-Time Funding of Up to $788,427 for the 2011/2012 Fiscal Year for Dedicated Nurses to Receive Ambulance Patients at Locally Selected Hospitals

Received 2011-606

HE-F5. Allison Stuart, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated April 14, 2011, in Response to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated March 9, 2011, Regarding the National Immunization Strategy

Received 2011-607


7. BY-LAWS - Nil


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Councillor Thompson advised that he received an email from a resident commending two Region of Peel staff who were observed assisting two turtles to cross a road safely. Councillor Thompson expressed his appreciation to Regional staff for taking care of the environment.


9. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

1. Approval of Minutes

a) May 26, 2011 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

Received 2011-609

See also Resolution 2011-608

2. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Property Acquisition Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Widening from Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) to Clark Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 3 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, as Vendor, for the purchase of fee simple, permanent and temporary easement interests in the lands described as follows:

  • fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Block A and Part of 17 Foot Road Widening, Registered Plan 676, and Part of the Road Allowance between Concession 3 and 4 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 8, 9 and 10 on draft reference plan 09-B5911-10 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc.;
  • permanent easement interests in the lands described as Part of Block A and Part of 17 Foot Road Widening, Registered Plan 676, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12 on draft reference plan 09-B5911-10 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc.;
  • temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part of Block A, Registered Plan 676, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 13 and 14 on draft reference plan 09-B5911-10 prepared by Young & Young Surveying Inc.;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be financed from Capital Project 06-4020.

Carried 2011-610

See also Resolution 2011-608


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Hames,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That By-law 82-2011 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 9, 2011, 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 2011-611


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1:33 p.m.

 

 

C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair