April 12 , 2012 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
6. Reports
  1. 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
April 12, 2012

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 11:15 a.m. at the Regional Administrative Building located at 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario.

1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Sprovieri recited the prayer.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie; 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. Palleschi;R. Paterak; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson*; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: P.  Mullin, due to illness; P. Saito, due to illness
     
  Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. E. de Villa, Acting 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


Regional Chair Kolb welcomed those present to the Region of Peel offices located at 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga. He advised that 1,100 staff from the Health, Human Services and Employee and Business Services departments work out of the building and that residents can access a wide range of services at the single point access Human Services reception. Clients and visitors come to the Employment Resource Centre to attend workshops or book appointments. He stated that 400 to 500 visitors are received each business day.


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


Councillor Thompson arrived at 11:19 a.m.



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) March 29 , 2012, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on March 29, 2012 be approved.

Carried 2012-466


4.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the agenda for the April 12, 2012 Regional Council meeting include a Notice of Motion from Councillor Thompson, to be dealt with as Item 9a;

And further, that the agenda for the April 12, 2012 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2012-467

See also Resolution 2012-499

Councillor McCallion inquired if the Algonquin Power Liaison Committee was consulted during the review of options related to the Region of Peel short term waste disposal solution.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that the Algonquin Power Liaison Committee was established by Algonquin Power when the facility was first constructed; it is independent from the Region of Peel, and; does not include Regional Council representation.


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Daniel Reidy, Chair; Lory Walter, Jane Van Berkel, Sharma Khan and Jane Grey, Members, Learning In Our Neighbourhood (LION), Providing Context and Supporting Information Regarding Regional Funding of the Learning In Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2012-468

See also Resolutions 2012-469 and 2012-470 to 2012-472 inclusive

Daniel Reidy, Chair, Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION), stated that the mobile LION program was developed to fill a void in early learning and family services resulting from tremendous population growth in some areas of the Region of Peel and that the approval by Regional Council of funding for the program would provide the opportunity to continue to service neighbourhoods in the Region of Peel deemed to be underserved. He noted that research confirms that earlier supports for children and their families produce superior results in areas such as health, wellness, education and citizenship. Daniel Reidy advised that funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) supported the start up of the LION program but due to financial pressures, CIC has determined that its core services will be focused on supporting adult settlement services.

Lory Walter, Member, LION, read remarks from Margaret Patterson, Principal, Whitehorn Public School, attesting to the positive impact the LION program has had on students and parents.

Hellen Oben-okon, Parent, spoke of the benefits the LION program has had on her young son that include improvements in his development and social skills.

Daniel Reidy stated that the program has a willing coalition of partners to carry out the work and that they are seeking the support of Regional Council to assist in finding ways to sustain the program.

In response to a question from Councillor Morrison, Daniel Reidy stated that plans for future partnerships include working with area libraries and Parks and Recreation departments for the use of space and it is hoped that by December, 2012 there will be a wide range of partners providing assistance.

Items Related to Human Services – Item HS-A1 and HS-B1 to B3 inclusive were dealt with.

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Best Start Reserves (R1258) Learning in Our Neighbourhoods Program Request

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That a one-time withdrawal of $270,000 from Best Start Reserves (R1258), to fund the Learning In Our Neighbourhoods (LION) program from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, be approved;

And further, that the Region of Peel continue to provide ongoing in-kind maintenance and fuel contribution for the LION program until December 31, 2012.

Carried 2012-469

See also Resolutions 2012-468 and 2012-470 to 2012-472 inclusive


HS-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-B1. Kelly Henderson and Jim Preston, Co-Chairs, Peel Children and Youth Planning Group (PCYPG), Letter dated February 8, 2012, Advising that the PCYPG Supports the Continuation of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

Received 2012-470

See also Resolutions 2012-468 , 2012-469, 2012-471 and 2012- 472

HS-B2. Cathy Matyas, Chief Executive Officer, Brampton Library, Letter dated February 10, 2012, Providing Support for the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Project

Received 2012-471

See also Resolutions 2012-468, 2012-469, 2012-470 and 2012-472

HS-B3. Lorna Montgomery, Manager, Infant and Child Development Services Peel and Service Resolution Peel, The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre, Letter dated February 20, 2012, Regarding Discontinued Funding for the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Service for Families

Received 2012-472

See also Resolutions 2012-468, 2012-469, 2012-470 and 2012-471

 

6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor C. Fonseca

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement – Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Owner: Unilever Canada Inc. – City of Brampton, Ward 8

Moved by Councillor Hames,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the encroachment on Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) being a chain link fence located at the property known municipally as 307 Orenda Road in the City of Brampton, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated November 21, 2011 between the Regional Municipality of Peel and Unilever Canada Inc.;

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

Carried 2012-473

See also Resolution 2012-498


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. 2012 Tax Capping Policy

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the necessary by-law be presented for enactment authorizing the Region of Peel to apply all of the optional tools for tax capping available to it under paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of subsection 329.1(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 (the Act);

And further, that the subject by-law authorize the exemption of a property from the application of Part IX of the Act (removal of properties from capping and clawbacks) as provided under Part II.1 of Ontario Regulation 73/03, as amended, for the calculation of the amount of property taxes for municipal and school purposes payable regarding commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes for the 2012 taxation year.

Carried 2012-474

See also Resolution 2012-498

MA-B2. 2012 Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Budget

Received 2012-475

See also Resolution 2012-488

MA-B3. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2012-3) meeting held on March 27, 2012

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2012-3) meeting held on March 27, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-476

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-9-2012:

That the agenda for the March 27, 2012 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) meeting include a communication from Maureen Tymkow, AAC Member providing further information regarding roundabouts, to be dealt with under Communications – Item 4b;

And further, that the agenda for the March 27, 2012, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2012-477

See also Resolution 2012-480

3. PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

a. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2012-2) meeting held on February 28, 2012

Received 2012-478

4. COMMUNICATIONS

a. accessibilitynews.ca, Article posted February 1, 2012, titled “Roundabouts a Threat to the Blind, Council Told”

Received 2012-479

See also Resolutions 2012-480 and 2012-482

Additional Item – Item 4b:

b. Maureen Tymkow, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member, E-mail dated March 23, 2012, Providing Further Information Regarding Roundabouts

Received 2012-480

See also Resolutions 2012-477, 2012-479 and 2012-482

5. DELEGATIONS

Item 5b was dealt with.

b. Adaoma Patterson, Specialist, Peel Region Poverty Strategy, Human Services, Providing Information and Seeking Feedback on the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy

Received 2012-481

a. Joe Avsec, Manager and Sean Ballaro, Supervisor, Traffic Engineering, Public Works, Providing Information Regarding Roundabouts in the Region of Peel

Received 2012-482

See also Resolutions 2012-479 and 2012-480

b. Adaoma Patterson, Specialist, Peel Region Poverty Strategy, Human Services, Region of Peel, Providing Information and Seeking Feedback on the Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-482

Additional Item – Item 7a was dealt with.

7. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Appointment of New Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member

RECOMMENDATION AAC-10-2012:

That Dely Farrace be appointed to the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Approved 2012-483


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. Project Completion, 7120 Hurontario Street

Received 2012-484

MA-C2. 2011 Disposal Report

Received 2012-485


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Sylvia Jones, MPP Dufferin-Caledon, Letter dated March 9, 2012, Notifying of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal Award for Outstanding Canadians

Received 2012-486

MA-D2. News Release: From the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), dated March 22, 2012, Advising that New Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program Rules Have Changed

Received 2012-487

MA-D3. Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated March 26, 2012, Regarding Notice of Meeting to Approve the 2012 Non-Matching Levy for the TRCA

Received 2012-488

See also Resolution 2012-475

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. WASTEWATER

PW-A1. Professional Engineering Services for the Twinning of Etobicoke Creek Sanitary Trunk Sewer Underneath Runway 23 at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Capital Project 11-2210, Document Number 2011-347P – City of Mississauga, Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the contract (Document 2011-347P) for professional engineering services for the Twinning of the Etobicoke Creek Sanitary Trunk Sewer underneath Runway 23 at Toronto Pearson International Airport (the Airport) be awarded to Hatch Mott MacDonald in the estimated amount of $879,731.62 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 11-2210, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2012-489


PW-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-B1. Chandra Urquhart, Legislative Coordinator, City Clerk’s Office, City of Brampton, Letter dated March 9, 2012, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Recommendation and Report titled “Heritage Heights Community – Secondary Plan Areas 52 and 53 – Mississauga Road to the East, Winston Churchill Boulevard to the West, Mayfield Road to the North and Credit River to the South”

Received 2012-490

PW-B2. Susan Self, Chair, CTC Source Protection Committee, Letter dated March 14, 2012, Regarding the Consultation on the CTC Draft Proposed Source Protection Plan Pursuant to the Clean Water Act, 2006 and Ontario Regulation 287/07

Received 2012-491

See also Resolution 2012-493

PW-B3. Brock Criger, Manager, Development Services, Public Works, Region of Peel, Letter dated March 23, 2012, Responding to a Letter from the Director, Policy Planning Division, City of Mississauga dated March 15, 2012, Regarding the Port Credit Local Area Plan, 2012

Received 2012-492

PW-B4. Lynn Dollin, Chair, South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Letter dated March 26, 2012, Regarding the Formal Consultation on Draft Proposed Source Protection Plan and Explanatory Document Pursuant to Ontario Regulation 287/07 of the Clean Water Act, 2006

Received 2012-493

See also Resolution 2012-491


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. Update on Region of Peel Activities to Reduce Bed Bugs

Received 2012-494


HE-B. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-B1. Behaviour Support Ontario Project

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the Peel Long Term Care Homes participate in the Behaviour Supports Ontario project;

And further, that the 2012 operating budget for Long Term Care be increased by $327,574 fully funded by the Central West and Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Networks;

And further, that the approved 2012 staffing complement for Long Term Care be increased by 4.5 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) employees;

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

Carried 2012-495


HE-C. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-C1. Provincial Funding for the Panorama Information System

Received 2012-496

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor P. Palleschi

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Best Start Reserves (R1258) Learning in Our Neighbourhoods Program Request

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-469

HS-A2. Request to Consider a Child Care Fee Subsidy Purchase of Service Agreement for an Agency Selected by the French Catholic School Board (Conseil Scolaire De Distrique Catholique Centre-Sud)

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That an exemption to Resolution 2009-391 be granted to permit a for-profit child care service provider, Preschool Petit Bateau Inc., selected by the French Catholic School Board, Conseil Scolaire De Distrique Catholique Centre-Sud, to apply for a fee subsidy Purchase of Service Agreement with the Region of Peel to deliver child care services in École Élémentaire Catholique Sainte-Jeanne-D'Arc and École Élémentaire Catholique Ange-Gabriel.

Carried 2012-497


HS-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-B1. Kelly Henderson and Jim Preston, Co-Chairs, Peel Children and Youth Planning Group (PCYPG), Letter dated February 8, 2012, Advising that the PCYPG Supports the Continuation of the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-470

HS-B2. Cathy Matyas, Chief Executive Officer, Brampton Library, Letter dated February 10, 2012, Providing Support for the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Project

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-471

HS-B3. Lorna Montgomery, Manager, Infant and Child Development Services Peel and Service Resolution Peel, The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre, Letter dated February 20, 2012, Regarding Discontinued Funding for the Learning in Our Neighbourhood (LION) Service for Families

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-472


7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 28-2012: A by-law to adopt the optional tools for calculating the amount of taxes for municipal and school purposes payable in respect of property in the commercial classes, industrial classes and multi-residential property class for 2012.

By-law 29-2012: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) in the City of Brampton.

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 28-2012 and 29-2012 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 2012-498

See also Resolutions 2012-473 and 2012-474


8. OTHER BUSINESS
- Nil


9. NOTICES OF MOTION

Additional Item – Item 9a:

a) Notice of Motion from Councillor Thompson

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

Whereas, it is imperative to maintain and protect the role and function of Mayfield Road as a major arterial and a goods movement corridor;

And whereas, the Road Characterization Study (RCS) and the Peel Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (PSGMNS) will not be fully completed before 18 months;

And whereas, the Regional Controlled Access By-law will be updated to reflect the recommended changes as identified in the RCS and PSGMNS, as appropriate;

Therefore be it resolved, that staff, in consultation and collaboration with the Town of Caledon and the City of Brampton, be directed to formulate interim policies for limiting access to Mayfield Road, as an interim measure/solution until the above noted studies are completed, to one access between concession roads for future developments;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council with recommendations by June 26, 2012.

To be considered at the April 26, 2012 Regional Council meeting 2012-499

See also Resolution 2012-467


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

1. Approval of Minutes

a) March 29, 2012 Regional Council Closed Session Report

Received 2012-500

2. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Property Acquisition and Future Transfer of Region Owned Lands as Part of a Land Exchange for the Construction of Regional Road 150 (Bolton Arterial Road) - Town of Caledon, Ward 4 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an Offer to Sell Agreement with Papertious Investments Inc., as Vendor, for the fee simple acquisition of lands described as Block 314 on Registered Plan 43M-1324 and Block 272 on Registered Plan 43M-1548, Town of Caledon, The Regional Municipality of Peel;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be provided from Capital Project 05-4030.

Carried 2012-501

See also Resolution 2012-502

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Vendor, enter into an Offer to Purchase Agreement with Papertious Investments Inc., as Purchaser, for the fee simple sale of lands described as Part of Lot 10, Concession 5, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion) and Part of Block 271 on Registered Plan 43M-1548, Town of Caledon, The Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 3, 4, 9 and 12 on draft reference plan 21-11-072-002 and Part 10 on draft reference plan 21-11-072-004 prepared by MMM Geomatics Ontario Limited.

Carried 2012-502

See also Resolution 2012-501

b) Proposed Property Acquisition for a Paramedic Reporting Station - City of Brampton, Ward 6 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an agreement with The Erin Mills Development Corporation, as Vendor, for the purchase of the fee simple interest in a portion of the lands known as Part Lot 2, Concession 5, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton, The Regional Municipality of Peel Draft Plan of Subdivision 21T-10007B revised August 20, 2009, Pin No.140880196 being more particularly described as Block 305, of the Draft Plan of Subdivision 21T-10007B, revised August 20, 2009, DWG No.- 9:8, prepared by KLM Planning Partners Inc;

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

And further, that the funds for the transaction be financed from Cost Centre 08-7812.

Carried 2012-503


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That By-law 30-2012 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 12, 2012, 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 2012-504

Councillor Fennell stated that media reports indicate that the proponents of a gas-fired power plant that was recently cancelled in the City of Mississauga are looking for an alternate location in the City of Brampton. She stated that, as Mayor of the City of Brampton, she strongly opposes the construction of such a facility in Brampton.


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:06 p.m.

 

 

C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair