June 23, 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
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 23, 2011

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 10:34 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Sanderson recited the prayer.

Members Present:

G. Carlson; F. Dale; 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; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead

   
Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; P. Saito, due to a personal matter

   

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) June 9, 2011, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 9, 2011 be approved.

Carried 2011-612


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the agenda for the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional delegation from Glen Schnarr, President, Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc., regarding the Algonquin Power Energy from Waste Agreement with the Region of Peel, to be dealt with under Delegations/Presentations – Item 5d;

And further, that the agenda for the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional communication from Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, providing additional information regarding the Algonquin Power Energy from Waste Supply Agreement, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-D2;

And further, that the agenda for the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional communication from Joseph Zenga, General Manager, Norampac, requesting that the Region of Peel extend the contract with Algonquin Power, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-D3;

And further, that the agenda for the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional delegation from Sukhvinder Johl, National Representative, Canadian Auto Workers(CAW) Union, regarding the Algonquin Power Energy from Waste Agreement with the Region of Peel, to be dealt with under Delegations/Presentations – Item 5e;

And further, that the agenda for the June 23, 2011 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2011-613

See also Resolutions 2011-619, 2011-620, 2011-621 and 2011-624


5. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) Manny Sousa, Manager, Community and Municipal Relations and Nick Thalassinos, General Manager, Central West, Enbridge Gas Distribution, Presenting Ontario One Call

Received 2011-614

See also Resolution 2011-615

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That staff report back to a future meeting of Regional Council with recommendations related to supporting the implementation of “Ontario One Call” for the Province of Ontario.

Carried 2011-615

See also Resolution 2011-614

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

Nick Thalassinos, General Manager, Central West, Enbridge Gas Distribution, stated that the biggest threat to underground infrastructure is excavation and requested the support of the Region of Peel for the Ontario One Call service. He stated that the current system of contacting various utilities to identify their infrastructure prior to excavating is confusing as there could be up to 14 phone numbers to call and any miscommunication could result in unnecessary damage and destruction. A single phone number for utility locates for the Province of Ontario would deliver public worker safety, minimize business and utility disruptions, increase environmental protection and efficiency in construction planning. Nick Thalassinos advised that the Ontario One Call system is operational and that a Private Members Bill, introduced in 2011, has passed second reading and would require all underground infrastructure owners to belong to Ontario One Call.

In response to a question from Councillor Miles, Nick Thalassinos advised that calls from homeowners are typically responded to within two to four days.

Several Members of Council extended their congratulations to Enbridge Gas Distribution for the development of a service that is needed in the Province of Ontario.

b) Amanda O'Rourke, Director, Policy and Planning; and Emily Munroe, Director, Partnerships and Programs, 8-80 Cities, Presenting the 8-80 Cities Mandate and Mission and Opportunities for Community Partners to Participate in the Active Places Healthy People Project, Funded through the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport

Received 2011-616

See also Resolution 2011-618

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

Amanda O’Rourke, Director, Policy and Planning, 8-80 Cities, stated that the 8-80 Cities initiative, through community engagement projects, can help contribute to the development of healthy and sustainable people-oriented communities. The elements of an 8-80 City include opportunities for walking, biking, parks and public space that appeal to everyone from age 8 to 80. She stated that the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, through 8-80 Cities, can assist municipalities through education, capacity building, advocacy and community engagement.

Councillor Thompson encouraged the promotion of winter activities, noting that there are several modes of transportation that can be promoted over the winter months.

Councillor Miles encouraged the delegation to present the 8-80 Cities initiative to area municipal Community Services staff as they support initiatives that tie in directly with 8-80 Cities.

c) Deborah Martin-Downs, Director, Ecology, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Rae Horst, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Presenting Actions Taken to Address Climate Change

Received 2011-617

See also Resolution 2011-618

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

Deborah Martin-Downs, Director, Ecology, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Rae Horst, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) provided a high level overview of the Peel climate change funding and actions taken in Peel during 2007-2010.

Councillor Morrison inquired as to how the development industry is responding to the concept of low impact development. Deborah Martin-Downs responded that the cost of developing low impact communities is a factor with the development industry however, there may be some financial gains with the need of constructing fewer storm water retention ponds. Councilllor Morrison inquired if any municipalities have enacted by-laws requiring low impact development. Deborah Martin-Downs responded that there are no municipalities within the watershed that require low impact development, however Halton Hills is considering a policy which will accelerate applications for low impact development.

Councillor Sanderson inquired what is the estimated life span of the Brampton By-pass Channel and whether TRCA has looked at data beyond the 100 year storm to allow development in the Downtown Core. TRCA staff is currently discussing with City of Brampton staff the initiation of a feasibility study for a larger flood solution for downtown Brampton. Councillor Sanderson inquired if the Province will be engaged in the feasibility study. Deborah Martin-Downs responded that if a regional storm solution can not be achieved for downtown Brampton, the Province will be engaged through a revised policy framework.

Councillor Sprovieri inquired if the TRCA will conduct a study to determine the effectiveness of the public education program on global warming. Deborah Martin-Downs indicated that there is some information contained in the TRCA Peel Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation pamphlet and that the TRCA will conduct a comprehensive review in the future.

Items Related to Management – Item MA-B2 was dealt with.

MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B2. Draft of the Peel Climate Change Strategy

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the final draft of the Peel Climate Change Strategy, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated May 26, 2011, titled “Peel Climate Change Strategy”, be approved;

And further, that staff be directed to develop a Peel Climate Change Strategy Implementation Plan;

And further, that staff be directed to develop a corporate and community Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for the geographic region of Peel;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Minister of the Environment, in support of the Ontario Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan, titled, “Climate Ready: Ontario’s Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan”, released on April 26, 2011.

Carried 2011-618

See also Resolutions 2011-616 and 2011-617

Additional Item – Items 5d and 5e:

d) Glen Schnarr, President, Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc., Regarding Algonquin Power Energy from Waste Agreement with the Region of Peel

Received 2011-619

See also Resolutions 2011-613, 2011-620 to 2011-624 inclusive

A copy of the speaking notes is available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Glen Schnarr, President, Glenn Schnarr and Associates Inc. on behalf of Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste (APEFW) Facility, stated that contracting with Algonquin is the only “made in Peel” solution for waste management with Peel control and the existing facility meets or exceeds the best air pollution control standards.

He noted that the staff report listed on the agenda as Item PW-A1, does not reflect information regarding the proposal of APEFW for a five-year extension with an annual option to extend its contract which provides Peel with a transition opportunity in finding a long term solution for the service. The APEFW proposal will reduce EFW costs by $2.3 million to $2.8 million per year with an all-in-cost rate of $108 per tonne versus the $122 per tonne under the current contract.

Glen Schnarr requested that Regional Council consider the benefits and impacts of renewing the APEFW contract to Norampac and its employees which also benefits from the contract with Peel. On behalf of Algonquin Power, Glen Schnarr requested that Regional Council direct staff to report back in October 2011 with recommendations on how to deal with the APEFW contract. He requested that the staff recommendation to acquire a landfill contract be deferred until such time when staff reports back to Council regarding the APEFW facility. Glenn Schnarr stated that there is no risk to Peel if the contract is extended. He expressed caution that if Peel decides to end its agreement with APEFW, it would be more difficult to re-introduce the EFW to the public and apply for certification from the Province.

In response to a question from Councillor Sprovieri, Glen Schnarr confirmed that the expected per tonne cost of $150.00 to $300.00 associated with the York/Durham facility does not include capital costs.

Councillor McCallion sought clarification if Regional staff had met with Norampac and discussed the implications of the APEFW contract. Regional Chair Kolb advised that Norampac sent a letter dated June 21, 2011 which is listed as Item PW-D3 on the June 23, 2011 Regional Council agenda.

Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, stated that Norampac has a 20-year agreement with Algonquin Power to supply steam until 2026, however, the steam contract is not tied to the waste supply contract with the Region of Peel.

In response to a question from Councillor Palleschi, Dan Labrecque stated that the Public Liaison Committee was not consulted during the development of the staff report. Councillor Palleschi expressed concern that the public should have been consulted, especially when the issue involves incineration.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, provided clarification that staff is not recommending that the contract end and that waste be sent to landfill. However, staff is recommending the investigation of options for the 150,000-160,000 tonnes of waste per year that include landfill, Ontario based or an out of province EFW facility. David Szwarc further clarified that staff will review all options, including APEFW, and report back to Council with recommendations.

Councillor McCallion echoed the concerns of Councillor Palleschi and suggested that staff consult the Public Liaison Committee.

Councillor Carlson expressed caution that the Region of Peel would be put in a difficult position should Peel decide to haul its garbage to other jurisdictions when other municipalities could utilize the local facility.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Mayor McCallion to provide her with information related to the handling of waste from Lester B. Pearson International Airport

e) Sukhvinder Johl, National Representative Canadian Auto Workers (CAW), Union, Regarding Algonquin Power Energy from Waste (APEFW) Agreement with the Region of Peel

Received 2011-620

See also Resolutions 2011-613, 2011-619, 2011-621 to 2011-624 inclusive

Sukhvinder Johl, National Representative, Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Union, stated that the Region of Peel has been a responsible leader by adopting the 3Rs program; processing waste produced by its own residents within the Region. He expressed his opinion that it would not be appropriate for the Region of Peel to send its garbage outside of Peel. Sukhvinder Johl stated that any decision made by the Region would affect more than a hundred Algonquin Power EFW facility employees and their families. He urged Council to do the right thing and exercise the option of extending the APEFW for a short term or five years with an annual renewal option.

Additional Item – Item PW-D3 was dealt with.

PW-D3. Joseph Zenga, General Manager, Norampac, Letter dated June 21, 2011, Requesting that the Region of Peel Extend its Contract with the Algonquin Power Facility

Received 2011-621

See also Resolutions 2011-613, 2011-619, 2011-620 and 2011-622 to 2011-624 inclusive

Additional Item – Item 5f:

f) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management and Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, Regarding Algonquin Power Energy from Waste Agreement with the Region of Peel

Received 2011-622

See also Resolutions 2011-619 to 2011-621 inclusive, 2011-623 and 2011-624

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

Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, stated that the Region of Peel has three choices it can make under the current Agreement with Algonquin Power, which expires on April 24, 2012. The Region may purchase the facility at “fair market value” by providing Algonquin Power notice to that effect by July 22, 2011; the Region may extend the agreement for an additional five years by providing Algonquin Power notice to that affect by July 22, 2011; or the Region may allow the agreement to expire at the end of the 20 year contract term (April 24, 2012). Norman Lee provided a brief overview of the risks and advantages of each of the three options.

Norman Lee advised that it is the recommendation of staff that the waste supply agreement between the Region of Peel and Algonquin Power Energy from Waste Inc., be allowed to expire at the end of the initial 20-year term, without renewal; that the funds in excess of the cost of land filling, that would have been committed to the Algonquin Power waste supply agreement had it been extended, be directed to a new Waste Management Reserve designated for the development of long term waste disposal options; and, that staff proceed expeditiously with a competitive procurement process to secure short term disposal capacity for approximately 150,000 to 160,000 tonnes per year of Peel’s residual waste for an interim period of five to seven years with an option to extend for an additional one to two years at an existing Ontario based landfill and/or an Ontario based or out-of-province energy-from-waste facility.

Councillor Palleschi stated that the philosophy of “taking care of our own waste” is still applicable today and that he is not supportive of an option that would result in trucking the Region’s waste to landfill while waste from other municipalities is brought in to the Algonquin Power facility. He suggested that staff should accept the offer of Algonquin Power to continue negotiations and report back to Regional Council in October, 2011 and indicated that he would move a motion to that effect.

Councillor Paterak noted that the recommendations contained within the staff report were the recommendations of the Waste Management Committee working group and not of staff and that in his opinion, the course outlined by staff provides the best opportunity to do better for the taxpayer.

Councillor Sanderson stated that as Chair of the Waste Committee, he supports the recommendations contained in the staff report noting that the Region could potentially save up to $8 to 10 million per year by landfilling.

Councillor Starr suggested that all dates be moved forward by one year to enable Council sufficient opportunity to review options.

Councillor Hames suggested that moving the dates forward by two years would be more appropriate.

Glen Schnarr, on behalf of Algonquin Power, stated that Algonquin Power is satisfied to allow the contract to expire and verbally committed to working with the Region of Peel, in good faith, until October 2011.

Councillor Mullin departed at 12:47 p.m., due to a personal matter.

Items Related to Public Works – Items PW-A1 and PW-D2 were dealt with.

PW-A. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-A1. Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste (EFW) Waste Supply Agreement

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That staff be directed to re-negotiate a minimum two year agreement (2014) with Algonquin Power and report back to Regional Council with options with Algonquin Power and other short term options by October, 2011;

And further, that a request for proposal be issued simultaneously with the re-negotiation, to develop other options pending the development of a long term solution.

Carried 2011-623

See also Resolutions 2011-619 to 2011-622 inclusive and 2011-624

Additional Item - Item PW-D2:

PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D2. Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Public Works Project/Issue Update dated June 21, 2011, Providing Additional Information Regarding the Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste Supply Agreement

Received 2011-624

See also Resolutions 2011-613, 2011-619 to 2011-624 inclusive


Regional Council recessed at 1:44 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 2:44 p.m.

  Members Present: G. Carlson; F. Dale; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; S. Hames; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; H. McCallion; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; A. Thompson*; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent:

S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; K. Mahoney; S. McFadden; P. Mullin, due to a personal matter; P. Saito, due to a personal matter; R. Starr, due to other municipal business


6. REPORTS

1. Proclamation Reports - Nil


2. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. Youth Violence Prevention Update

Received 2011-625

HE-A2. Paramedic Facility Co-Location with the City of Brampton

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Hames;

That the Region of Peel enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Brampton to commence design and construction of a co-located Fire and Paramedic Satellite Station located at 10797 The Gore Road in the City of Brampton;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health Services be delegated authority to execute the Memorandum of Understanding and any and all other documents and agreements relating to the co-locate Fire and Paramedic Station referred to herein, including but not limited to the construction agreements, design agreements, leases, project payments, and/or co-tenancy agreements;

And further, that the City of Brampton be reimbursed in the estimated amount of $1,100,000 (excluding applicable taxes) for the Region of Peel’s costs for the design and construction of the Paramedic Satellite Station in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that funds in the estimated amount of $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes) for the land lease transaction be financed from Capital Project 11-7800.

Carried 2011-626


HE-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HE-B1. Provincial Fees in Health Services

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

Whereas, the Region of Peel assumed responsibility for the delivery of land ambulance service January 1, 2001;

And whereas, the Region of Peel entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the Ministry) for a subsidized 50/50 cost sharing model;

And whereas, the operating funding for ambulance delivery supported by the Region is provided through Regional tax dollars;

And whereas, the current distribution of revenues from ambulance user co-payments does not reflect the municipal responsibilities for delivering ambulance services and the 50/50 cost sharing with the Ministry;

And whereas, the ambulance user fee of $45 has not been adjusted for nearly 20 years;

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, requesting that 100 per cent of the funds collected through ambulance user co-payments be allocated to the Region of Peel to lessen the burden on the Regional taxpayer;

And further, that the ambulance user fee co-payment be reviewed and adjusted to reflect a rate which is based on today’s costs for delivering this essential service;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be sent to all designated delivery agents in Ontario, Peel-area MPPs, the CEOs and Chairs of the Mississauga-Halton and Central West Local Health Integration Networks, and the Presidents of all three Peel-area hospitals.

Carried 2011-627


HE-C. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-C1. One-Time Funding for Bed Bug Response

Received 2011-628

HE-C2. Workplace Health Strategy

Received 2011-629

Councillor Sprovieri requested that a copy of the report titled “Workplace Health Strategy” be sent to the federal Minister of Health along with a request that they renew their efforts to deal with trans fats as many American cities have done.

Dr. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, advised that there is a federal initiative to reduce the levels of trans fats based on voluntary participation from the industry and he undertook to report to a future meeting of Regional Council with information related to the success of that initiative.

In response to a question from Councillor Paterak, Dr. Mowat advised that participation by staff to date in smoking cessation programs has been limited and that Peel Health is considering options for increasing participation. He further noted that staff would be reporting to the July 7, 2011 Regional Council meeting with recommendations related to smoking cessation initiatives.


HE-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-D1. Laurel Broten, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Letter dated May 16, 2011, in Response to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated February 22, 2011, Regarding Funding for the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program of Peel Public Health

Received 2011-630

HE-D2. Alexander Bezzina, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Memo dated June 3, 2011, Regarding the 2011 Accommodation Co-Payment Rate Increases for Long-Term Care (LTC) Home Residents

Received 2011-631

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Bram East Phase 1 Reimbursement of All Front End Financed Works Wrap-Up Report - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the capital works constructed by 1261082 Ontario Inc. (the “Owners’ Trustee”) for the Bolton/Brampton Sanitary Trunk Sewer which was deemed necessary to facilitate adequate servicing within the Bram East Phase 1 Benefitting Area be set up under Capital Project 11-2299 in the amount of $301,806 plus Goods and Services Tax (GST);

And further, that the necessary funds for Capital Project 11-2299 in the amount of $301,806 be financed from the DC South Peel Wastewater Reserve R3515 ($181,084) and the Wastewater Capital Finance Stabilization Reserve R0242 ($120,722);

And further, that the budget for the projects constructed by the Owners’ Trustee and outlined in Appendix I of the report from the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services and the Commissioner of Public Works dated June 10, 2011, and titled “Bram East Phase 1 Reimbursement of All Front End Financed Works Wrap-up Report - City of Brampton, Ward 10” be adjusted to reflect the reallocation of funding sources between the Water and Wastewater Development Charge Reserves and the Wastewater Capital Finance Stabilization Reserve for a net reduction of $278,363;

And further, that a final agreement for the costs of infrastructure within the Bram East Phase 1 Secondary Plan substantially in the form contained in Appendix II of the subject report, which represents the final outstanding amounts payable to the Owners’ Trustee, be executed by the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation.

Carried 2011-632


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Regional Council and Committee Meeting Cycle and Delegation Management

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the Regional Council and Committee meeting cycle, currently in a six month trial period, become permanent;

And further, that the General Committee structure be disbanded;

And further, that the Regional Council and Committee schedule for the remainder of 2011, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated May 17, 2011, titled “Regional Council Meeting Cycle and Delegation Management”, be approved;

And further, that a Regional Council meeting be scheduled for the month of August;

And further, that staff report back with the appropriate amendments to Region of Peel Procedural By-law 57-2006, as amended;

And further, that the applicable sections of the Region of Peel Procedural By-law 57-2006, as amended, be waived accordingly until the necessary amendments have been approved by Council.

Carried 2011-633

MA-B2. Draft of the Peel Climate Change Strategy

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-618

MA-B3. Greater Toronto Area Agricultural Action Committee 2010 Annual Report and 2011 Work Plan

Received 2011-634

MA-B4. Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) 2010 Accomplishments and 2011 Work Plan, Revised Terms of Reference and Youth Member Appointment

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the revised Terms of Reference for the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group, attached as Appendix III to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated May 3, 2011, titled “Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG) 2010 Accomplishments and 2011 Work Plan, Revised Terms of Reference and Youth Member Appointment,” be approved;

And further, that Darlene Downey be appointed as Youth Member to the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Carried 2011-635

MA-B5. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2011-5) meeting held on May 31, 2011

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2011-5) meeting held on May 31, 2011, be adopted.

Carried 2011-636

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-7-2011:

That the agenda for the May 31, 2011 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2011-637

Items Related to Reports – Item 6 b.i was dealt with.

6. REPORTS

b. Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member Updates

  i. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Response to Proposed Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (Oral)
      Discussion led by William Goursky, Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair and Glenn Barnes, Committee Member

Received 2011-638

See also Resolution 2011-639

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2011:

That Glenn Barnes, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member, be requested to draft a letter expressing the concerns of the Committee regarding the implementation of the Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR) and the lack of assistance to municipalities with scarce resources;

And further, that the draft letter be placed on the June 21, 2011 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting agenda, for review and consideration.

Approved 2011-639

See also Resolution 2011-638

3. PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

a. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2011-4) meeting held on April 26, 2011

4. COMMUNICATIONS

a. Caledon Enterprise.com, Letter to the Editor dated March 24, 2011, titled “Respect the Purpose of Accessible Parking Spots”

Received 2011-640

b. thestar.com, Article dated May 7, 2011, titled “Legislation will Enforce Disability-Friendly Service”

Received 2011-641

Items Related to Reports – Item 6a.i was dealt with.

6. REPORTS

a. Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Updates

  i. Status of Upcoming Events (Oral)
      Update by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2011-642

5. PRESENTATIONS

a. Julie Pehar, RBA Specialist, Equity Vision Consulting and Andre Lyn, Researcher and Analyst, Social Planning Council of Peel, Providing an Overview of the United Way Community Investment Strategy

Received 2011-643

6. REPORTS

a. Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Updates

  i. Status of Upcoming Events (Oral)
      Update by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-642

b. Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member Updates

  i. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Response to Proposed Integrated Accessibility Regulation (IAR) under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (Oral)
      Discussion by William Goursky, Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair and Glenn Barnes, Committee Member

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2011-638 and 2011-639


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Brock Carlton, Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Letter dated May 16, 2011, Regarding a Contribution Made to the Green Municipal Fund Study Grant Agreement for the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan

Received 2011-644

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb

PW-A. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-A1. Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste (EFW) Waste Supply Agreement

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-623

PW-A2. Extension of the Dufferin Transfer and Recycling Facility Agreement, Document Number 2006-354N

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the contract (Document 2006-354N) with Helken Holdings Inc. for the use of the Dufferin Transfer and Recycling Facility be extended until March 31, 2016 for the transfer and haulage of waste, at an estimated cost of $2,137,500 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that the Ontario Ministry of Energy Fuel Price Data Index for the Southern Ontario Region be used for the fuel price changes under the contract commencing in January 2011 and that the base fuel cost for January 2011 be set at $1.154 per litre;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase the purchase order for additional requirements, where actual tonnages differ from estimates, to the limit of the approved budget;

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

Carried 2011-645


PW-B. WASTEWATER

PW-B1. Professional Engineering Services for Fletcher’s Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning, Capital Project 10-2220, Document Number 2011-162P – City of Brampton, Wards 4 and 5

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the contract (Document 2011-162P) for the professional engineering services for the Fletcher’s Creek Trunk Sewer Twinning be awarded to CH2M Hill in the amount of $732,350 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 10-2220, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2011-646


PW-C. WATER

PW-C1. Drinking Water Quality Management Standard of Care Council Responsibilities

Received 2011-647

Councillor Thompson arrived at 3:01 p.m.


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Barbara Karrandjas, Legislative Administrator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated June 2, 2011, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendations and Reports titled “GTA West Transportation Corridor Environmental Assessment Study – Draft Transportation Development Strategy” and “Designation of Land to Accommodate Forecasted Growth”

Received 2011-648

Additional Items – Item PW-D2 and PW-D3:

PW-D2. Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Public Works Project/Issue Update dated June 21, 2011, Providing Additional Information Regarding the Algonquin Power Energy-from-Waste Supply Agreement

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-624

PW-D3. Joseph Zenga, General Manager, Norampac, Letter dated June 21, 2011, Requesting that the Region of Peel Extend its Contract with the Algonquin Power Facility

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2011-621


7. BY-LAWS - Nil


8. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil


9. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS
- Nil


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That By-law 84-2011 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 23, 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 2011-649


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:03 p.m.

 

 

C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair