July 5, 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
July 5, 2012

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 8:34 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.

1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Dale 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: B. Crombie, due to vacation
     
  Also Present: J. Smith, Acting 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; P. Dundas, Acting 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 and Director of Clerk’s; 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 28, 2012, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 28, 2012 be approved.

Carried 2012-845

Councillor Carlson arrived at 8:37 a.m.


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That Delegations – Item 5a, listed on the July 5, 2012 Regional Council agenda, be deferred to the September 13, 2012 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that Items Related to Human Services – Item HS-B2, listed on the July 5, 2012 Regional Council agenda, be deferred to a future meeting of Regional Council;

And further, that the agenda for the July 5, 2012 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council regarding the Hanlan Feedermain Project, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works – Item PW- D2;

And further, that the agenda for the July 5, 2012 Regional Council meeting include an additional delegation from Patrick Harrington, Partner, Aird & Berlis, LPP, regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law, to be dealt with under Delegations – Item 5n;

And further, that the agenda for the July 5, 2012 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Steve Zakem, Partner, Aird & Berlis, LPP, regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-C6;

And further, that the agenda for the July 5, 2012 Regional Council meeting include three additional In Camera reports related to Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations, to be dealt with under In Camera Matters – Item 10.2c to 10.2e, inclusive;

And further, that the agenda for the July 5, 2012 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Jack Eisenberger, President, Westwood Mall Holdings Ltd., regarding Region of Peel Development Charge Increase Reprieve for Proposed Walmart at Westwod Mall, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management – Item MA-C7;

And further, that the agenda for the July 5, 2012 Regional Council meeting, be approved, as amended.

Carried 2012-846

See also Resolutions 2012-852 to 2012-854 inclusive, 2012-857, 2012-912, 2012-913 and 2012-926

Councillor Starr arrived at 8:39 a.m.

In Camera Matters were dealt with.

10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 8:43 a.m. in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, a motion was placed, and was carried, to move into closed session to consider the following subject matters:

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That Council proceed “In Camera” to consider the June 28, 2012 Closed Session report and Council reports relating to the following:

• Personal matters about an Identifiable Individual, Including Municipal or Local Board Employees

• Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (Oral)

• Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations

• Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations

• Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations

Carried 2012-847

Councillor McCallion arrived at 8:45 a.m.
Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:07 a.m., due to other municipal business
.

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That Council proceed out of “In Camera”.

Carried 2012-848

Council moved out of closed session at 9:54 a.m.

1. Approval of Minutes

a) June 28, 2012 Regional Council Closed Session Report

Received 2012-849

2. Staff Reports

a) Personal matters about an Identifiable Individual, Including Municipal or Local Board Employees

Received 2012-850

b) Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations (Oral)

Received 2012-851

Additional Items – Items 10.2c to 10.2e inclusive

c) Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the proposed renewal of the Collective Agreement between The Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 representing employees in Public Works (outside workers) based on the final offer presented by the employer on June 28, 2012, be approved, subject to receipt from CUPE of a signed agreement to the terms of the final offer and evidence of ratification by its membership;

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

Carried 2012-852

See also Resolution 2012-846

Rescinded by Resolution 2012-933

d) Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the proposed renewal of the Collective Agreement between The Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 representing employees in Public Works (Transhelp) based on the final offer presented by the employer on June 29, 2012, be approved, subject to receipt from CUPE of a signed agreement to the terms of the final offer, evidence of ratification by its membership and agreement with or a waiver of the Return to Work protocol;

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

Carried 2012-853

See also Resolution 2012-846

e) Labour Relations or Employee Negotiations

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the proposed renewal of the Collective Agreement between The Regional Municipality of Peel and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966 representing employees in Human Services (Client and Community Access, Client Relationships, and Integrated Business Supports) based on the final offer presented by the employer on June 29, 2012, be approved, subject to receipt from CUPE of a signed agreement to the terms of the final offer, evidence of ratification by its membership and agreement with or a waiver of the Return to Work protocol;

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

Carried 2012-854

See also Resolution 2012-846


5. DELEGATIONS

Items 5j to 5l inclusive and 5n were dealt with.

j) Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation and Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

Received 2012-855

See also Resolutions 2012-856 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-902, 2012-903 and 2012-910 to 2012-913 inclusive

Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, acknowledged that the issues raised by the development community at the June 14, 2012 Public Meeting regarding the proposed Development Charges (DC) By-law, have been recognized, however; the recommendation related to Item MA-B4 does not solve the problems raised at the meeting. The proposed option to increase water rates to lower the DC rates has not been recommended by staff and therefore, another option should be pursued to provide an incentive for the non-residential sector to sustain development growth, employment and maintain tax revenues. Phil King requested that the recommendation be amended to keep the rates that will be imposed October, 2012 for the term of the proposed By-law at $87.79 per square meter (m2) for non-residential Industrial and $121.73 per m2 for non-residential office.

Phil King noted that DCs should be paid at the site plan stage, not at building permit issuance as complex agreements can delay the issuance of a building permit. He suggested that if a site plan has been permitted, that the applicant pay the current DC charge provided the building permit is issued within 18 months. Alternatively, consideration of the By-law should be deferred to September, 2012 to allow further consultation with staff regarding technical issues and to provide a transition provision. Phil King requested that Regional Council direct staff to report back to a future meeting regarding non-residential incentives.

Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), stated that the residential and non-residential industry is not in support of the staff recommendation as it is currently written and he requested additional time for further discussions. BILD is concerned with the quantum of the assumptions identified in the background study, noting that there are cost savings that will lower the DC charge and lower the debt financing of the Region of Peel. Darren Steedman requested deferral of the proposed By-law until September, 2012.

k) Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-855

Additional Items – Items 5l and 5n inclusive:

l) Nancy Smith, Lawyer, Turksta Mazza Associates, on behalf of Argo Park Developments Corp., Applemoor Properties Ltd., Florentine Design Corp., and Starvila Homes Corp., Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

Received 2012-856

See also Resolutions 2012-855, 2012-857 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-902, 2012-903 and 2012-910 to 2012-913 inclusive

Nancy Smith, Lawyer, Turkstra Mazza Associates, on behalf of Argo Park Developments Corp., Applemoor Properties Ltd., Florentine Design Corp. and Starvila Homes Corp., requested that Regional Council defer consideration of the proposed Development Charges By-law 79-2012 to allow her clients additional time to assess the impacts of the proposed charges, noting that her clients were relying on a transition policy being implemented until October 2012.

n) Patrick Harrington, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP, Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

Received 2012-857

See also Resolutions 2012-855, 2012-856, 2012-858, 2012-859, 2012-902, 2012-903 and 2012-910 to 2012-913 inclusive

Patrick Harrington, Partner, Aird & Berliss LLP, on behalf of Fieldgate Commercial Properties Ltd., requested that Regional Council defer consideration of the proposed Development Charges By-law 79-2012 for a two month period for further discussion regarding proposed solutions and to provide a transition period for development applications with current development agreements. He stated that an earlier implementation date would jeopardize the ability of the Walmart project in the City of Mississauga to move forward.

Items Related to Management – Item MA-B4 was dealt with.

MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B4. 2012 Development Charges By-law
Presentation by Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services and Ed Zamparo, Manager, Financial Policy and Development Financing

Received 2012-858

See also Resolutions 2012-855 to 2012-857 inclusive, 2012-859, 2012-902, 2012-903, 2012-910 to 2012-913 inclusive

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

Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, reviewed the growth management principles associated with the proposed Development Charges (DC) By-law, noting that options were considered based on their impact on servicing future development; the Region of Peel credit rating; competitiveness, and; the principle of “growth paying for growth”. She reviewed the DC reporting and public consultation process, which included technical review with the development community and resulted in the following major themes: DC rate/quantum too great of an increase; the need for transition period; the need to provide incentives to industrial development, and; the need for more time for analysis on the fundamental assumptions.

Norma Trim advised that the current DC By-law expires on October 3, 2012 and that deferring the proposed DC By-law until that time would cost the Region of Peel approximately $33 million. She noted that staff are undertaking a review of employment trends to further inform Regional planning/servicing initiatives and would be closely monitoring DC finances and reporting to Regional Council annually through the Capital Budget process.

Patrick O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, urged Regional Council not to make a decision regarding the proposed DC By-law based on language used by some of the delegates on the issue, but rather based on the reasonableness of the assumptions made. He stated that Region of Peel staff would be open to technical review comments when received from the development community and that enactment of the proposed by-law would not prevent further negotiations between the Region of Peel and the development community.

Councillor Palleschi moved a motion to defer consideration of the proposed DC By-law 79-2012 to the September 13, 2012 meeting of Regional Council to allow time for further discussion and negotiation with the development community.

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, Norma Trim advised that if the DC By-law had increased by the required 30 per cent in 2009, the Region of Peel would have received $75 million in residential revenue; however, due to economic conditions, Regional Council did not implement an increase at that time.

Councillor Mullin indicated that she did not support a deferral of the proposed By-law and requested a recorded vote.

Councillor Morrison requested that staff investigate the feasibility of the development community providing up-front financing for infrastructure costs instead of the Region of Peel taking on debt.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That Items Related to Management – Item MA-B4 and By-law 79-2012, listed on the July 5, 2012 Regional Council agenda, be deferred to the September 13, 2012 Regional Council meeting for consideration;

And further, that staff meet with representatives from the Building Industry to discuss potential compromises that will keep the Region of Peel financially whole in the future.

  In Favour:   G. Carlson; F. Dale; S. Fennell; S. Hames; S. McFadden; G. Miles; E. Moore; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson
  Total:   14
       
  Opposed:   P. Foley; C. Fonseca; N. Iannicca; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead
  Total:   9
       
  Absent:   B. Crombie
  Total:   1

Carried 2012-859

See also Resolutions 2012-855 to 2012-858 inclusive, 2012-902, 2012-903, 2012-910 to 2012-913 inclusive


Regional Council recessed at 1:06 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:33 p.m.

  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:   B. Crombie, due to vacation
       
  Also Present:   J. Smith, Acting 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; P. Dundas, Acting 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 and Director of Clerk’s; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist


Items Related to Health – Items HE-A1 and HE-B1 to HE-B3 inclusive were dealt with.

HE-A. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-A1. Update on the Regulation of Retirement Homes

Received 2012-860

HE-B. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-B1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2012-1) meeting held on June 21, 2012

Councillor Morrison inquired how the study would be conducted to recognize Caledon’s unique position of having a volunteer fire service compared to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga which have full time Fire departments. Peter Dundas, Acting Commissioner of Health Services, noted that the first step in the process is to issue a Request for Information which identifies that the Region of Peel includes a composite model of fire-related services, and to solicit submissions based on the services provided throughout the Region of Peel.

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2012-1) meeting held on June 21, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-861

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2012:

That the agenda for the June 21, 2012 Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2012-862

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Paramedic Services, Presenting the 2011 Paramedic Medical Director’s Annual Update

Received 2012-863

4. REPORTS

a) 2011 Paramedic Medical Director’s Annual Report

Received 2012-864

b) Land Ambulance Emergency Response Time Framework Performance Standards
Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Paramedic Services

Received 2012-865

See also Resolution 2012-866

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2012:

That the recommended Response Time Framework Standards for Peel Regional Paramedic Services for the year 2013 be approved;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health Services report results commencing in 2014 of the approved response time framework for 2013;

And further, that the Commissioner of Health Services annually brings forward recommendations for the next year’s response time framework to Council for their approval.

Approved 2012-866

See also Resolution 2012-865

c) Peel Regional Paramedic Services 2011 Annual Report

Received 2012-867

Councillor Foley arrived at 1:33 p.m.

HE-B2. Report of the Fire and Paramedic Services Related Study Steering Committee (FPSSC-2012-1) meeting held on June 21, 2012

Moved by Councillor Hames,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the report of the Fire and Paramedic Services Related Study Steering Committee (FPSSC-2012-1) meeting held on June 21, 2012, be adopted.

Carried 2012-868

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION FPSSC-1-2012:

That Councillor Palleschi be appointed Chair of the Fire and Paramedic Services Related Study Steering Committee for the term ending upon the dissolution of the Steering Committee or the end of the current term of Regional Council, which ever comes first.

Approved 2012-869

See also Resolution 2012-870

RECOMMENDATION FPSSC-2-2012:

That Councillor McFadden be appointed Vice-Chair of the Fire and Paramedic Services Related Study Steering Committee for the term ending upon the dissolution of the Steering Committee or the end of the current term of Regional Council, which ever comes first.

Approved 2012-870

See also Resolution 2012-869

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION FPSSC-3-2012:

That the agenda for the June 21, 2012 Fire and Paramedic Services Related Study Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2012-871

4. DELEGATIONS – Nil

5. REPORTS

a) The Fire and Paramedic Services Study Scope and Procurement Process
Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services

Received 2012-872

See also Resolutions 2012-873 and 2012-874

RECOMMENDATION FPSSC-4-2012:

That the total cost for the approved study be shared evenly 50 percent by the Region of Peel representing Paramedic Services, and 50 percent shared proportionately across the local area municipalities representing Fire Services.

Approved 2012-873

See also Resolutions 2012-872 and 2012-874

RECOMMENDATION FPSSC-5-2012:

That the scope and deliverables for the study, as contained in Appendix IV of the report of the Commissioner of Health Services, dated May 17, 2012, titled “Fire and Paramedic Services Study Scope And Procurement Process” be approved;

And further, that a phased approach to the procurement process for the study be approved;

And further, that the approved study scope and deliverables and initial costing as determined through the Request for Information procurement process be forwarded to the three area municipalities for their endorsement and approval as outlined in Regional Council Resolution 2011-956;

And further, that the Director, Strategic Policy, Planning and Initiatives from the Health Services Department, Chief of Paramedics and Regional Fire Coordinator be appointed to comprise the Evaluation Committee as per the Request for Proposal procedure;

And further, that the draft preliminary schedule of meetings for the Fire and Paramedic Services Related Study Steering Committee as contained in Appendix III of the subject report be approved.

Approved 2012-874

See also Resolutions 2012-872 and 2012-874

HE-B3. Supply and Delivery of Paramedic Uniforms Document - 2011-275P

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the contract (Document 2011-275P) for Supply and Delivery of Paramedic Uniforms be awarded to Marv Holland Apparel Ltd. in the estimated amount of $98,755, Outdoor Outfits in the estimated amount of $204,000, and R. Nicholls Distributors Inc. in the estimated amount of $68,024.80 for a 24 month initial term for a total estimated amount of $370,779.80 (excluding applicable taxes) in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that approval be granted to extend the contract for three additional 12 month periods, based on satisfactory service, performance and pricing, in an amount up to the limit of the approved budget for each optional year.

Carried 2012-875

The presentation related to Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-C2 was brought forward.

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner, Public Works; Mark Schiller, Director, and Anthony Parente, Manager, Capital Works, Water Division, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Received 2012-876

See also Resolutions 2012-877 to 2012-884 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

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

Anthony Parente, Manager, Capital Works, provided an overview of the Hanlan Feedermain project as well as project decisions, to date. He sated that the project is the largest and most extensive watermain the Region of Peel has ever designed and constructed with a total estimated construction cost of $480 million. He stated that by including flexible steel pipe as an alternative to concrete pressure pipe, potential savings could be realized and there would be potential for innovation in tunnel applications.

Anthony Parente reviewed key considerations in determining options for the types of materials used including Industry Standard Designs, low maintenance, long life, proven application locally and worldwide, reasonable level of competition, enhance innovation and, local sources of supply, noting that local supply for steel pipe does exist. In considering all of these factors, the design team recommended enhanced competition in tunnels only and providing rigid specification for both concrete pressure pipe and steel. It also recognized that local contractors are more familiar with concrete pressure pipe in open-cut situations.

Councillor McCallion commended the work done by the Regional Chair and Region of Peel staff on the project and for providing detailed information related to the impact of tunnelling versus open-cut. She stated that impact to area residents and traffic congestion are major concerns in the City of Mississauga and commended staff for the excellent communication with area Councillors.

Councillor Palleschi stated that he would be placing a motion to confirm the use of concrete pressure pipe material for all aspects of the Hanlan Feedermain project, including tunnel sections of the project and to direct the Regional Chair, Chair and Vice Chair of the Public Works section of Regional Council to review all cost benefits to the Region of Peel meeting a broader objective of optimizing the level of competition for the project.

Delegations – Items 5a to 5i inclusive and 5m were dealt with.

5. DELEGATIONS

a) Paul Tetzlaff, Acting Chief of Police, Peel Regional Police, Presenting Peel Regional Police's Overview and Status Report Regarding Provincial Adequacy Regulations

This item was deferred to the September 13, 2012 Regional Council meeting under Resolution 2012-846

b) John Munro, President & Chief Executive Officer and Jim Tully, Director of Business Development, Munro Ltd., Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Received 2012-877

See also Resolutions 2012-876, 2012-878 to 2012-884 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

John Munro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Munro Limited, encouraged Members of Regional Council to maintain the current Region of Peel standard for open cut installations and tunnel sections of the Hanlan Feedermain by utilizing only concrete pressure pipe. He stated that concrete pressure pipe and all of its ancillary components is available from Canadian suppliers and that its use results in more Canadian jobs and local experience. He further stated that the steel pipe is more insulation sensitive than concrete pressure pipe and requested that Council pass a resolution that would make it impossible for foreign companies to supply product for the Hanlan Water Project or for any other Regional projects.

c) Gerry Mulhern, Executive Director, Ontario Concrete Pipe Association and Ira, T. Kagan, Kagan Shastri LPP, Legal Counsel for Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Received 2012-878

See also Resolutions 2012-876, 2012-877, 2012-879 to 2012-884 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

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

Gerry Mulhern, Executive Director, Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, stated that steel pipe is not of the same high quality as concrete pressure pipe and requested that Regional Council direct staff to permit the use of only concrete pressure pipe for the Hanlan Feedermain project.

Ira T. Kagan, Kagan Shastri, LLP, Legal Counsel for Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, spoke of the significant benefits of concrete pressure pipe over flexible steel pipe for the Hanlan Feedermain project; stating that Regional Council should not break from the tried, true, tested and proven technology of concrete pressure pipe in favour of unproven flexible steel pipe.

d) Ira T. Kagan, Kagan Shastri LLP, Legal Counsel for Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-878

e) Gary Lewis, Sales Representative and Rich Mielke, Director of Engineering, Northwest Pipe Company, Providing Information Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Received 2012-879

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-878 inclusive, 2012-880 to 2012-884 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

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

Gary Lewis, Sales Representative, Northwest Pipe Company, outlined the benefits of using steel pipe on major infrastructure projects and stated that allowing both steel and concrete pressure pipe to compete on Region of Peel projects would ensure that taxpayers receive the best value for their dollars. He requested that Regional Council allow Northwest Pipe Company the opportunity to compete for the Hanlan Feedermain and other Regional projects.

f) Silvio DeGasperis, President, TACC Group, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Received 2012-880

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-879 inclusive, 2012-881 to 2012-884 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

Silvio DeGasperis, President, TACC Group, expressed concern with the use of flexible steel pipe for the Hanlan Feedermain project, noting that it is susceptible to corrosion and collapse. He questioned the Region of Peel’s decision not to follow the Environmental Assessment (EA) recommendations to include Value Engineering for the Hanlan Feedermain project and noted that the staff report does not reflect the true cost of open cut versus tunnelling. Silvio DeGasperis stated that the local contractors’ background and expertise would ensure proper execution of value engineering.

g) Gord Gajich, Vice President, Sales and Engineered Solutions, Hanson Pressure Pipe and Edwin Kling, Vice President, Engineering - Canada, Hanson Engineered Products, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Received 2012-881

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-880 inclusive, 2012-882 to 2012-884 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

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

Gord Gajich, Vice President, Sales and Engineered Solutions, Hanson Pressure Pipe, highlighted the advantages of using only concrete pressure pipe for the Hanlan Feedermain project and outlined the benefits to the local economy of utilizing materials that are Canadian made.

h) Nick Porco, Lawyer, Partner with Porco Levy Zavet, LLP, on Behalf of Memme Construction, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Received 2012-882

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-881 inclusive, 2012-883, 2012-884, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

Nick Porco, Lawyer, Partner with Porco Levy Zavet, LLP, on behalf of Memme Construction, urged Regional Council to use the open cut method, proven to be the most sensible and cost-effective solution for the Hanlan Feedermain project.

i) Rocco Ruso, Lawyer, Belsito Baichoo & Ruso, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain

Withdrawn 2012-883

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-882 inclusive, 2012-884, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

j) Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-855

k) Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-855

Additional Items – Items 5l and 5n inclusive:

l) Nancy Smith, Lawyer, Turksta Mazza Associates, on behalf of Argo Park Developments Corp., Applemoor Properties Ltd., Florentine Design Corp., and Starvila Homes Corp., Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-856

m) Joe Accardi, Executive Director, and Susan McGovern, Assistant Executive Director, GTSWCA & OSWCA, Regarding the Hanlan Feedermain Project

Received 2012-884

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-883 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-887, 2012-925 and 2012-926

Councillor Miles departed at 2:59 p.m.

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

Joe Accardi, Executive Director, Greater Toronto Sewer and Watermain Contractors Association (GTSWCA), highlighted the projects constructed by Association Members in the Regions of York and Peel, including Peel’s pre-qualification requirements for the Hanlan Feedermain project. He stated that GTSWCA fully supports the value added engineering and requested that the Region of Peel proceed with the original Environmental Assessment (EA) recommendations and to include value added engineering to the specifications. Joe Accardi urged Regional Council to reinvest in the Canadian economy and to expand the Region of Peel’s prequalification requirements to recognize local experience.

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That in accordance with Procedural By-law 57-2006, as amended, Section III-2(n), be waived in order that the July 5, 2012 Regional Council continue past 3:30 p.m.

Carried 2012-885

Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-C2 was dealt with.

PW-C. WATER

PW-C2. Pipe Materials for Large Diameter Watermains Hanlan Feedermain and Mississauga City Centre Subtransmission Main, Capital Projects 10-1205 and 10-1121 - City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3, 4 and 5

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated June 10, 2012 titled “Pipe Materials for Large Diameter Watermains – Hanlan Feedermain and Mississauga City Centre Subtransmission Main, Capital Projects 10-1205 and 10-1121, City of Mississauga Wards 1, 3, 4 and 5”, be received;

And further, that the Region of Peel confirms its existing practice of using Concrete Pressure Pipe (CPP) material for all aspects of the Hanlan Feedermain project, including tunnel sections of the project;

And further, that in light of independent studies concluding that the carbon foot print of steel pipe contributes 55% more CO2 emission than CPP and Steel pipe has a failure rate of 4-5 times more than pre-stressed concrete pipe, that the use of steel pipe not be authorized on any Regional project;

And further, that staff and Regional consultants work with local suppliers and manufacturers to deliver and supply CPP in the Hanlan Feedermain (Hanlan) and Mississauga City Centre (MCC) Subtransmission Main, and Hanlan local distribution projects;

And further, that in light of the Hanlan Feedermain Municipal Class Environmental Assessment stating “The majority of the Hanlan Feedermain will be constructed by open cut method using conventional back hoe and cranes”; that “value added engineering” be part of the tender on all aspects of the Hanlan Feedermain Project and Hanlan local Distribution System;

And further, that the Chair and Vice Chair of the Public Works section of Regional Council, review all cost benefits to the Region of Peel meeting a broader objective of optimizing the level of competition for this important project and report back to Regional Council.

In response to a question from Councillor Moore, Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, stated that concrete pressure pipes and steel pipes are both cement-lined and use NSF certified materials and would not impact the quality of water.

Councillor Fonseca requested that additional information on maintenance and costs after the completion of the Hanlan Feedermain project be provided to Members of Regional Council.

In response to a question from Councillor Thompson, Anthony Parente advised that Value Engineering (VE) is a concept whereby external professionals critique what staff and consultants propose to build and provide a report to the project team outlining key concerns that should be addressed by the designers.

Councillor Tovey requested a friendly amendment to the motion placed by Councillor Palleschi to delete the fifth paragraph, which was not accepted by Councillor Palleschi, as the mover of the motion. Councillor Palleschi stated that should the fifth paragraph be removed by Regional Council, that staff should be directed to include the Concrete Pipe Association in any discussions related to the VE process. Mark Schiller, Director, Water Division, indicated that Regional staff will go back to the industry for consultation, but not as part of the VE process as it could be considered biased.

Councillor McCallion expressed concern with clause 6 of the motion, noting that several City of Mississauga Councillors have been involved in the project and they should be involved with reviewing the costs and benefits, along with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Public Works section of Regional Council.

Councillor Palleschi stated that any interested Member of Regional Council could participate in the review of cost benefits and agreed to a friendly amendment to the last clause of the motion to include Councillors Crombie, Dale, Fonseca and Tovey.

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the fifth paragraph of the main motion be deleted which reads as follows:

“And further, that in light of the Hanlan Feedermain Municipal Class Environmental Assessment stating “The majority of the Hanlan Feedermain will be constructed by open cut method using conventional back hoe and cranes”; that “value added engineering” be part of the tender on all aspects of the Hanlan Feedermain Project and Hanlan local Distribution System”.

Carried 2012-886

The main motion, as amended, was voted upon.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated June 10, 2012 titled “Pipe Materials for Large Diameter Watermains – Hanlan Feedermain and Mississauga City Centre Subtransmission Main, Capital Projects 10-1205 and 10-1121, City of Mississauga Wards 1, 3, 4 and 5”, be received;

And further, that the Region of Peel confirms its existing practice of using Concrete Pressure Pipe (CPP) material for all aspects of the Hanlan Feedermain project, including tunnel sections of the project;

And further, that in light of independent studies concluding that the carbon foot print of steel pipe contributes 55% more CO2 emission than CPP and Steel pipe has a failure rate of 4-5 times more than pre-stressed concrete pipe, that the use of steel pipe not be authorized on the Hanlan project;

And further, that staff and Regional consultants work with local suppliers and manufacturers to deliver and supply CPP in the Hanlan Feedermain (Hanlan) and Mississauga City Centre (MCC) Subtransmission Main, and Hanlan local distribution projects;

And further, that the Regional Chair, Chair and Vice Chair of the Public Works section of Regional Council including a Brampton Councillor, namely Councillor Palleschi and Councillors Tovey, Crombie, Fonseca and Dale, review all cost benefits to the Region of Peel meeting a broader objective of optimizing the level of competition for this important project and report back to Regional Council.

Carried 2012-887

RESOLUTION 2012-887 RESCINDED BY 2012-1254

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-884 inclusive, 2012-886, 2012-925 and 2012-926

n) Patrick Harrington, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP, Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-857


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. LONG-TERM CARE

HE-A1. Update on the Regulation of Retirement Homes

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-860


HE-B. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-B1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2012-1) meeting held on June 21, 2012

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2012-862 to 2012-867 inclusive

HE-B2. Report of the Fire and Paramedic Services Related Study Steering Committee (FPSSC-2012-1) meeting held on June 21, 2012

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2012-868 to 2012-874 inclusive

HE-B3. Supply and Delivery of Paramedic Uniforms Document - 2011-275P

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-875


HE-C. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-C1. Bottled Drinking Water

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the Regional Chair write to the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Federal Minister of Health, and the Chief Food Safety Officer for Canada, on behalf of Regional Council, to request that the benefits of the current regulatory regime for municipal drinking water be extended to bottled water, specifically that:

  • Water bottling plants be inspected a minimum of once every two years by Canadian Food Inspection Agency staff;
  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency publically disclose the results of these inspections and the results of any bottled water samples taken by Canadian Food Inspection Agency staff;
  • The current Canadian standards regarding bottled water be amended to require water bottling companies to make information regarding their water sources and product sampling available to the public;

And further, that the Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel be requested to include information and advice to residents regarding bottled water on the Regional website.

Carried 2012-888

HE-C2. Peel Public Health’s Diabetes Atlas

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Commissioner of Health Services and Medical Officer of Health, dated June 4, 2012, titled “ Peel Public Health’s Diabetes Atlas”, be received;

And further, that the presentation by the Medical Officer of Health, be deferred to the September 13, 2012, Regional Council meeting.

Carried 2012-889

HE-C3. The Parenting in Peel Facebook Page

Received 2012-890

HE-C4. Update on the Region of Peel Seniors’ Low-Income Dental Program

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the enhanced eligibility screening criteria with seniors applying to the Seniors’ Low-Income Dental program, continue to be utilized;

And further, the option of providing funding, from the Council approved Seniors’ Dental Program budget, to each of the two Community Health Centre Dental Clinics to cover the treatment costs of oral health care for seniors who are eligible for the Seniors’ Low-Income Dental program, be pursued;

And further, that the remaining budget be used to fund fee for service treatments through community dentists.

Carried 2012-891

Councillor Mahoney congratulated staff for proposing changes to the seniors’ Low Income Dental Program that will result in more seniors’ receiving care.

Councillor Saito stated that offering seniors’ treatment with a dentist on staff at the Community Health Centres (CHCs) is an excellent proposal however, she noted that the two CHCs located in Bramalea and east Mississauga are not easily accessible to seniors and she suggested that staff report to a future meeting of Regional Council with recommendations related to utilizing additional facilities throughout the Region of Peel.

Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, advised that CHCs received significant capital funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for dental equipment and that the two CHCs noted in the report are the only ones within the Region of Peel.

Councillor Saito requested that staff report to a future meeting of Regional Council with information related to the cost to the Region of Peel to equip other health centres with the necessary equipment for the Seniors Dental Program, particularly in the western portion of Mississauga, with a view to submitting a business case to the province to request further funding.

Dr. Mowat noted that the report listed as Item HE-C4, page 2 should be corrected to note that the requirement for eligibility is proof of legal residence and not Canadian citizenship as stated.

HE-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-D1. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated June 13, 2012, Advising that the City of Brampton Approved Recommendation CW150-2012 on June 6, 2012 Regarding the Feasibility of Banning Minors from Using Tanning Beds

Received 2012-892

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor P. Palleschi

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Families First Evaluation Project

Received 2012-893


HS-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-B1. Region of Peel and Peel Community Responses to the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario’s Discussion Paper No. 2: “Approaches for Reform”

Received 2012-894

HS-B2. Report of the Early Learning and Child Care in Peel Council Task Force (ELCCTF-2012-5) meeting held on June 28, 2012

This item was deferred to the September 13, 212 Regional Council meeting under Resolution 2012-846


HS-C. HOUSING

HS-C1. Assessing Capital Infrastructure Subsidy – Peel Living’s 2011 Request

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the Region of Peel, in its capacity as Service System Manager under the Housing Services Act, enter into a loan agreement with Peel Living to fund its 2011 capital reserve shortfall for repairs;

And further, that the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation be authorized to sign the loan agreement in a form satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor upon the request of the Director of Service System Management.

Carried 2012-895

Additional Items – Items HS-C2 and HS-C3:

HS-C2. Authority to Enter into Direct Negotiations with Supportive Housing in Peel for the Development of Affordable Housing, Document 2012-456N

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That staff be authorized to enter into direct negotiations with Supportive Housing in Peel, to develop an affordable housing building at 247 Queen St. East, Brampton, Ward 3, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that upon successful negotiations resulting in proposed agreements and documents as deemed necessary and satisfactory by the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor, staff report to Regional Council to request approval to proceed.

Carried 2012-896

HS-C3. Bridge Funding: Villa Polonia

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That Jasinski Legacy Non-Profit Residences Incorporated’s request for a short-term interest bearing loan for the Villa Polonia project in the amount of $11.7 million be approved;

And further, that a promissory note to provide an interest bearing bridge loan to Jasinski Legacy Non-Profit Residences Incorporated, for the Villa Polonia project in the amount of $11.7 million, together with such further agreements and documents that may be required in a form satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor, Commissioner of Human Services, and the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Carried 2012-897


HS-D. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-D1. Gary McNamara, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letter dated April 30, 2012, Regarding the Policy Development Process of the Integration of Employment and Training Services Initiative and the Shifting of the Ontario Disability Support Program into Ontario Works as Identified by the Drummond Report and the Ontario Provincial Budget

Received 2012-898

See also Resolution 2012-899

HS-D2. Pat Vanini, Executive Director, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO); and Kira Heineck, Executive Director, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA), Letter dated May 22, 2012, Regarding Discussions to Support the Policy Development Process of the Employment and Training Services Integration Initiative

Received 2012-899

See also Resolution 2012-898

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Encroachment Agreement – Regional Road 7 (Queen Street) Owner: Real-T-Automatic Inc. – City of Brampton, Ward 8

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the encroachment on Regional Road 7 (Queen Street) being a tree, concrete tree pit, shrubs, benches, planters, concrete steps and unitstone paving located at the southwest corner of Queen Street East and Bramalea Road, City of Brampton, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated April 10, 2012, between the Regional Municipality of Peel and Real-T-Automatic Inc.;

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

Carried 2012-900

See also Resolution 2012-927

MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. 2011 Treasury Report

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That in compliance with Provincial Regulation 438/97, as amended by O. Reg. 292/09, governing municipal investment practices, the annual report of the Treasurer and Director of Corporate Finance, dated June 12, 2012, titled “2011 Treasury Section’s Report” attached as Appendix II to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated June 12, 2012, titled "2011 Treasury Report", be approved;

And further, that the Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer be designated as having authority to bind the Regional Municipality of Peel to ancillary Treasury Agreements.

Carried 2012-901

MA-B2. Ministry of Infrastructure Population and Employment Forecast Review

Received 2012-902

See also Resolutions 2012-855 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-903, 2012-910 to 2012-913 inclusive

MA-B3. Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds – Fiscal 2011

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services dated June 15, 2012, titled “Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds – Fiscal 2011”, be received;

And further, that the Regional Treasurer be directed to forward the Statement of Development Charge Reserve Funds, as outlined in Appendix I, to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in accordance with the Development Charges Act, 1997 and Ontario Regulation 82/98.

Carried 2012-903

See also Resolutions 2012-855 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-902 and 2012-910 to 2012-913 inclusive

The Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services was requested by Councillor McCallion to report to Regional Council every two months on the status of Development Charges Reserve Funds.

MA-B4. 2012 Development Charges By-law
Presentation by Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2012-858 and 2012-859

MA-B5. 2012 April Triannual Performance Report

Received 2012-904

MA-B6. 2013 Budget Process

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the timelines for the 2013 Budget Process, as set out in the report of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated June 5, 2012, titled “2013 Budget Process”, be approved;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Peel Police Services Board (PPSB) for information;

And further, that the PPSB be requested to submit its budget along with all documentation required for presentation to Regional Council by November 15, 2012.

Carried 2012-905

See also Resolution 2012-907

MA-B7. Authority to Execute the Letter of Agreement with the Province of Ontario for Dedicated Gas Tax Funds

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the Regional Chair and the Chief Financial Officer be authorized to execute the Letter of Agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program as outlined in the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated June 19, 2012, titled “Authority to Execute the Letter of Agreement with the Province of Ontario for Dedicated Gas Tax Funds” in order to allow the Province of Ontario to release the 2011/2012 funding to the Region of Peel;

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

Carried 2012-906

See also Resolution 2012-927

MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated June 25, 2012, Regarding Peel Regional Police Staffing Formula, 2013 to 2017

Deferred to the September 13, 2012 Regional Council meeting 2012-907

See also Resolution 2012-846

MA-C2. Linda Mailer, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated June 22, 2012, Providing a Copy of a Report from Mayor Fennell Regarding the Highlights of the 2012 Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Big City Mayors Caucus (BCMC) and Annual Conference

Received 2012-908

See also Resolution 2012-928

MA-C3. Kathy Stranks, Manager, Chair and CAO’s Office, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Letter dated June 25, 2012, Providing a Copy of a Report Regarding the International Joint Commission’s New Approach to Managing Water Level and Flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River System Known as Plan Bv7

Received 2012-909

Additional Items – Items MA-C4 to MA-C7 inclusive:

MA-C4. Bonnie Crombie, Regional Councillor, Ward 5, City of Mississauga, Letter dated July 3, 2012, Regarding the Proposed Increase in the 2012 Regional Development Charges

Received 2012-910

See also Resolutions 2012-855 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-902, 2012-903 and 2012- 911 to 2012-913 inclusive and 2012-927

MA-C5. Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, Letter dated June 28, 2012, Regarding the Proposed 2012 Regional Development Charges By-law

Received 2012-911

See also Resolutions 2012-855 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-902, 2012-903, 2012- 910, 2012-912, 2012-913 and 2012-927

MA-C6. Steve Zakem, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP, Letter dated July 3, 2012, Regarding the Proposed 2012 Development Charges By-law

Received 2012-912

See also Resolutions 2012-846, 2012-855 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-902, 2012-903, 2012-910, 2012-911, 2012-913 and 2012-927

MA-C7. Jack Eisenberger, President, Westwood Mall Holdings Ltd., Letter dated July 4, 2012, Regarding Region of Peel Development Charge Increase Reprieve for Proposed Walmart at Westwod Mall, Mississauga, Ontario

Received 2012-913

See also Resolutions 2012-846, 2012-855 to 2012-859 inclusive, 2012-902, 2012-903, 2012-910 to 2012-912 inclusive and 2012-927


Councillor Foley departed at 4:43 p.m.

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Application to Exempt the Port Credit Business Improvement Area from Certain Requirements of the Retail Business Holidays Act and Amendment to Eliminate Family Day from Regional Retail Business Holidays Act Exemption By-laws

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That an exemption from holiday closing requirements of the Retail Business Holidays Act, for the maintenance or development of tourism, be enacted in accordance with the application of the Port Credit Business Improvement Association;

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

Carried 2012-914

See also Resolutions 2012-915 and 2012-927

Councillor Dale requested that the Notice of Motion listed as Item 9a on the July 5, 2012 Regional Council agenda not be supported, noting that he received no complaints with respect to the opening of Square One on Family Day.

Councillor Hames stated that Family Day openings are permitted in Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan and requested that Bramalea City Centre also be permitted to open on Family Day.

Patrick O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, advised that Bramalea City Centre would need to submit an application under the Retail Business Holidays Act, and follow the prescribed process, including a Public Meeting in order to receive an exemption for Family Day.

Councillor Tovey requested that the recommendation related to Item PW-A1 be voted upon separately from the Notice of Motion – Item 9a.

Notice of Motion – Item 9a was dealt with.

9. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Notice of Motion Regarding Family Day Exemptions under the Retail Business Holidays Act

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That Regional Council proposes to amend all by-laws previously enacted under the Retail Business Holidays Act, to remove any exemption which would permit openings on Family Day.

Lost 2012-915

See also Resolution 2012-914


PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. Report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2012-2) meeting held on June 21, 2012

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That paragraph four of recommendation ARRASC-3-2012 be amended to read “staff be directed to review the recommendations of the studies to determine further modifications to the by-law”;

And further, that the report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2012-2) meeting held on June 21, 2012, be adopted, as amended.

Carried 2012-916

Councillor Saito requested that Recommendation ARRASC-3-2012, paragraph four, from the report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad Hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC) meeting held on June 21, 2012 be amended to direct staff to “review recommendations of the studies to determine further modifications to the by-law”.

The Regional Clerk was requested by Councillor Saito to poll members of the ARRASC to determine if the meeting scheduled for October 18, 2012 could be rescheduled to September 20, 2012.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-2-2012:

That the agenda for the June 21, 2012 Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2012-917

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Amendment of Controlled Access By-law 59-77, as Amended

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-3-2012:

That the proposed revisions to the Region of Peel Controlled Access By-law 59-77, as amended, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated May 14, 2012, titled “Amendment of Controlled Access By-law 59-77, as Amended”, be approved;

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

And further, that the amending by-law be recognized as an interim solution, pending completion of the Regional Roads Characterization Study (RRCS) and the Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS);

And further, that staff be directed to review the recommendations of the studies to determine further modifications to the by-law;

And further, that any further amendments to the subject by-law be presented to Regional Council for approval;

And further, that a copy of the subject report and resolution be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO), City of Mississauga, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, the Peel Goods Movement Task Force and the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), for their information.

Approved 2012-918

See also Resolution 2012-927

b) ARRASC Staff Work Plan – Status Update

Received 2012-919

PW-B2. Employee Monthly Transit Discount Pass Pilot Program

Received 2012-920

PW-B3. Closure of the Ministry of Transportation Peel District Motor Carrier Enforcement Office

Received 2012-921

PW-B4. Accessible Transportation Master Plan Update - Request for Proposal

Received 2012-922

Additional Item – Item PW-B5:

PW-B5. GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment Study – Revised Preliminary Route Planning Study Area

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

Whereas several properties located in the Revised Preliminary Route Planning Study Area are well advanced in the planning process, including some in approved Secondary Plan Areas, which have been completed following a thorough consultation process with many stakeholders, including Ministry of Transportation staff;

And whereas, many of these properties are the subject of development applications of economic significance to the Region of Peel;

Therefore be it resolved, that the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated June 28, 2012, titled “GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment Study – Revised Preliminary Route Planning Study Area” be endorsed as Regional Council’s position on the GTA West Corridor Study, and submitted to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) as such;

And further, that the Minister of Transportation be requested to undertake to complete Stage 1 and commence Stage 2 of the GTA West Environmental Assessment Study in an expeditious manner;

And further, that the Minister of Transportation work collaboratively with Regional and local staff to resolve matters such as prioritizing the refinement of the Preliminary Route Planning Study Area through the following locations: 1) the Highway 410 connection to GTA West; 2) Brampton SP-47/South Albion-Bolton; and 3) Osmington, and that MTO staff present the findings of this analysis to Regional Council by May 1, 2013;

And further, that the Minister of Transportation, in developing evaluation criteria to narrow the Preliminary Route Planning Study Area, place considerable weight on both approved and in process Secondary Plans in Brampton and Caledon;

And further, that the Minister of Transportation be requested to advance planning for transportation needs beyond 2031, including consideration of the Niagara to GTA corridor;

And further, in recognition of the Region of Peel’s status as an important goods movement hub, that the Minister of Transportation:

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga and Vaughan, the Towns of Caledon and Halton Hills, and the Regions of York and Halton, for information.

Carried 2012-923

Councillor Mullin, speaking on behalf of Councillor Morrison, noted that the recommendation related to Item PW-B5 requests that the Ministry of Transportation work collaboratively with Regional and local staff to resolve certain matters by May 1, 2013 and she stated that the Town of Caledon has approximately 2 million square feet of land ready for development and that waiting until May 1, 2013 is not acceptable.

Councillor Paterak requested that staff investigate and advise him of the status of the “Mid-Peninsula Corridor Study”.

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, undertook to provide more frequent updates on the GTA West Corridor to Regional Council that could be forwarded to the province. He undertook to report back to Regional Council in the Fall, 2012 and again in late winter, 2013, with updates.

PW-C. WATER

PW-C1. Engineering Services for Sanitary Sewer and Watermain on Regional Road 8 (The Gore Road), Capital Projects 12-2109 and 09-1140, Document Number 2007-280P - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the contract (Document 2007-280P) between the Region of Peel and IBI Group, be extended to provide additional engineering services in the amount of $550,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 12-2109 and $350,000 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 09-1140, for a total commitment of $2,701,788 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2012-924

PW-C2. Pipe Materials for Large Diameter Watermains Hanlan Feedermain and Mississauga City Centre Subtransmission Main, Capital Projects 10-1205 and 10-1121 - City of Mississauga, Wards 1, 3, 4 and 5
Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Commissioner, Public Works; Mark Schiller, Director and Anthony Parente, Manager, Capital Works, Water Division

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2012-876 and 2012-887

Additional Items – Items PW-D1 and PW-D2:

PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Bonnie Crombie, Regional Councillor, Ward 5, City of Mississauga, Letter dated July 3, 2012, Providing Comments Regarding the Materials Used in the Construction of the Hanlan Water Project

Received 2012-925

See also Resolutions 2012-876 to 2012-887 inclusive and 2012-926

PW-D2. Cosmo Mannella, Business Manager, LiUNA Ontario Provincial District Council (OPDC), Letter dated July 3, 2012, Providing Comments in Support of the Use of Concrete Pressure Pipe for the Hanlan Water Project

Received 2012-926

See also Resolutions 2012-846, 2012-876 to 2012-887 inclusive and 2012-925


7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 74-2012: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 7 (Queen Street) in the City of Brampton.

By-law 75-2012: A by-law to amend By-law Number 59-77, as amended by By-law 45- 83 and By- law 56-93, being a by-law to designate Regional Roads as controlled access roads and to prohibit or regulate the construction and use of any access onto a Regional Road.

By-law 78-2012: A by-law under the Retail Business Holidays Act to permit retail business establishments in the Port Credit Business Improvement Area in the City of Mississauga to be open on holidays for the maintenance or development of tourism.

By-law 80-2012: A by-law to authorize the Regional Chair and the Chief Financial Officer to execute a Letter of Agreement between the Province of Ontario and the Regional Municipality of Peel related to funding provided by the Province of Ontario to the Regional Municipality of Peel under the Dedicated Gas Tax Funds for Public Transportation Program for 2011/2012.

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That By-laws 76-2012 and 77-2012, listed on the Regional Council agenda, be withdrawn;

And further, that the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 74-2012, 75-2012, 78-2012 and 80-2012, 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 2012-927

By-law 79-2012 was deferred to the September 13, 2012 Regional Council meeting under Resolution 2012-859

See also Resolutions 2012-858, 2012-859, 2012-900, 2012-906, 2012-914 and 2012-918


8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution from Councillor Fonseca Regarding Endorsement of Federation of Municipalities of Ontario (FCM) New Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas, the Building Canada Plan and a number of important federal-provincial transfer agreements vital to Canada’s cities and communities, will expire in March 2014;

And whereas, federal investments over the last few years have helped to slow the decline of our cities and communities, and the Government of Canada has committed to develop a new long-term plan for municipal infrastructure funding in consultation with municipal and provincial/territorial governments;

And whereas, a seamless transition from the Building Canada Plan to a new long term plan is necessary to ensure that municipalities can continue planning their capital spending effectively;

And whereas, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched a campaign to ensure the new plan reflects municipal priorities across the country and asks its member municipalities to pass a Council resolution supporting the campaign;

And whereas, municipalities across Canada appreciate the leadership and financial support of the federal government through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF) program and the federal Gas Tax Fund;

And whereas, the Region of Peel has unfunded infrastructure needs that can only be met through the kind of long-term planning and investment made possible by a national plan;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel endorses the FCM campaign and urges the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities to work with FCM to ensure the new long-term infrastructure plan is in place when existing programs expire in 2014;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Province of Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Minister of Infrastructure, Peel-area local MPs and MPPs, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Carried 2012-928

See also Resolution 2012-908


9. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Notice of Motion Regarding Family Day Exemptions under the Retail Business Holidays Act

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2012-915


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

Items Related to In Camera Matters were dealt with under Resolutions 2012-849 to 2012- 854 inclusive


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That By-law 81-2012 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on July 5, 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 2012-929

Regional Chair Kolb recognized Carol Reid, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s upon her retirement from the Region of Peel on July 6, 2012. On behalf of Regional Council, he thanked her for her contributions to Regional Council and the Region of Peel.


12. ADJOURNMENT


The meeting adjourned at 5:09 p.m.

 

 

C. Reid
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair