June 13, 2013 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. Proclamation
    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  2. Staff Reports
     
7. By-laws
8. Other Business
9. Notices of Motion
10. In Camera Matters
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 13, 2013

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:31 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor McFadden recited the prayer.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie¨; F. Dale; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; N. Iannicca¨; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; 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: S. Fennell; S. Hames, due to vacation; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business
     
  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; P. O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s; H. West, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) May 23, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on May 23, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2013-477


4.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the agenda for the June 13, 2013 Regional Council meeting include a Notice of Motion from Councillor Tovey regarding amendments to the Planning Act;  

And further, that the agenda for the June 13, 2013 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2013-478

Regional Chair Kolb stated that Delegations would be heard at 1:00 p.m.

Item 6.1a was dealt with.

6. REPORTS

1. Proclamation Reports

a) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15, 2013

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That June 15, 2013 be proclaimed “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” in The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2013-479

Councillor Miles arrived at 9:36 a.m.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that the Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network is hosting its second Annual Wellness Walk and Community Fair on Saturday, June 15, 2013 and that Councillor Sanderson would be speaking at the event on behalf of the Regional Chair. All Members of Regional Council were encouraged to attend the event which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Flower City Seniors Centre located at 8870 McLaughlin Road.

Items Related to Management – Item MA-D2 was dealt with.

MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D2. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated May 14, 2013, Regarding Peel Regional Police 2012 External Funding Assistance - Public Police Programs

Received 2013-480

Items Related to Management – Item MA-A1 was dealt with.
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Growth Management Workshop and the Region of Peel Water and Wastewater Master Plan - 2031 Servicing Strategy and Post 2031 Servicing Impact (Oral)
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division; Sabbir Saiyed, Manager, Transportation System Planning; Mark Schiller, Executive Director, Water and Wastewater; Chris Hamel, President, BluePlan Engineering Consultants Ltd. and Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services

Councillor Palleschi arrived at 10:23 a.m., due to other municipal business.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that the purpose of the following presentations is to inform Regional Council about the key growth issues facing the Region of Peel and the key issues raised by stakeholders and to receive feedback in the following key areas:

Copies of the presentations are available from the Office of the Regional Clerk.

Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division, stated that the Province would be releasing its update to the Growth Plan for 2031 and 2041 on June 14, 2013. He reviewed the Policy Planning Framework related to the Province, the Region of Peel and the area municipalities. Arvin Prasad stated that the Region of Peel’s (the Region’s) vision is sustainable, noting that the Region has been intensifying areas with a low land absorption rate over past years. He provided an overview of the growth rates for the area municipalities and the Region of Peel noting that Region Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) 24 firmly established growth management principles for the Region. Arvin Prasad stated that the Places to Grow population for the Region is projected at 1,640,000 residents to 2031; however, the Region is outpacing this projection and the targeted population could be achieved by 2025. Arvin Prasad provided an overview of issues related to growth and summarized the comments received from the breakout sessions from the May 30, 2013 Growth Management Workshop.

Councillor Thompson inquired if staff is aware what population numbers the Province would be releasing. Arvin Prasad responded that there are two potential population figures up to 2031: 1.64 million which would stay in place for existing applications before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB); and, 1.77 million projected population, which is the figure to be used for future applications.

Councillor Thompson inquired if staff is reviewing employment strategies regarding what types of employment are acceptable in residential neighbourhoods, key arterial core road areas and Greenfield areas. Arvin Prasad responded that the Region is conducting an employment study and is working with area municipal staff regarding land use planning.

Councillor Thompson noted agricultural concerns with the water quality and quantity that is accessible to large agricultural operations. Arvin Prasad undertook to review comments received at the breakout sessions and incorporate them as part of the Official Plan Review.

Councillor Mullin raised concern with the Provincial growth forecasts, stating that the Region of Peel should look at its existing infrastructure and what it can afford for growth, instead of accepting the Provincial forecasts which will require additional infrastructure and additional debt. She stated that the Region requires employment not residential growth.

Councillor Morrison concurred with Councillor Mullin’s comments and reiterated that the Region of Peel should set its own targets regarding growth and review the value of agricultural land. She stated that the Province needs to allow municipalities to designate employment lands to catch up to the Provincial live/work ratio of 70/30 per cent (respectively), noting that Caledon currently has a 19 per cent work ratio.

Councillor Sprovieri raised concern about ‘bedroom’ communities and requested that staff report back to a future meeting of Regional Council with the employment versus growth data over the last 15 years.

In response to a question raised by Councillor Tovey, Arvin Prasad indicated that Region of Peel staff would be reviewing with area municipal staff, the projected population growth and density areas for each municipality, to determine the total allotment for the Region to 2031.

Councillor Tovey suggested that Regional Council form a committee to review the Region’s benchmarks and to report back to Council on achievement of the benchmarks.

Councillor Paterak commended staff on the Growth Management workshop held May 30, 2013. He stated that Canada is consuming four times more water than Danish countries and he requested staff to conduct an analysis of what other jurisdictions have implemented to use less water, noting that this may alleviate the Region’s requirement for expansion of infrastructure beyond 2031.

Councillor Thompson requested that staff evaluate the ratio of employment and residential growth per hectare of land, noting that some municipalities want to increase their employment over residential growth.

Councillor Saito raised concern regarding development applications that are outside the intensification nodes and which are not approved by the area municipality, adding that the developer appeals to the OMB, which ultimately approves the applications. She stated that Regional Council should have the authority to determine where intensification nodes will be designated and the Provincial government and OMB should support the municipalities.

Councillor Fonseca concurred with Councillor Thompson’s comments regarding employment strategies and requested an enlargement of slide 27, ‘Services Near Intensification Nodes and Corridors’. She noted that lack of communication between provincial ministries creates large costs for municipalities when dealing with growth and intensification.

David Szwarc stated that there is a collaborative planning approach with the three area municipalities and the Region of Peel and that the employment and growth aspirations are determined at the area municipal level with the provision of recommendations to be incorporated in the Regional Official Plan.

Sabbir Saiyed, Manager, Transportation System Planning, provided an overview of transportation past trends, future targets and challenges. He advised that the Region of Peel’s transportation vision is to proactively provide a safe, convenient, efficient, sustainable and integrated transportation system that supports a vibrant economy; respects the natural and urban environment; meets the diverse needs of residents; and, contributes to a higher quality of life. Current transportation challenges include a growing population resulting in increased congestion; delays in goods movement which impacts economic vitality; and the impact of congestion on pollution and health.

Chris Hamel, President, BluePlan Engineering Consultants Ltd., provided an overview of the 2031 Servicing Master Plan and the servicing impacts of growth post 2031. He provided a high level servicing review for full intensification and build out, recognizing there is significant potential growth for the Region of Peel. Chris Hamel identified the Water and Wastewater levels of service and service strategies with different population and employment forecasts. He also provided an overview of key issues, considerations and preliminary costing post 2031 regarding the development of water and wastewater servicing for intensification in core areas versus Greenfield areas.

Councillor Crombie departed at 11:30 a.m., due to other municipal business

Councillor Iannicca departed at 11:45 a.m.

Councillor Mullin stated that the Region of Peel should comment on development applications that are not included in the Official Plan as part of a continued analysis of intensification which will affect the servicing master plan.

In response to a question from Councillor Mullin regarding the affordability of expanding infrastructure in the Town of Caledon, Mark Schiller stated that the high level servicing review provides a full build-out for Council’s consideration to make informed choices and recommendations.

Councillor Tovey commended staff on the presentations and requested a Public Meeting be held in the south of Mississauga.

Councillor Sanderson suggested that Regional staff educate developers on the installation of permeable pavement for ecological benefits.

Regional Council recessed at 12:31 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:05 p.m.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; P. Foley; C. Fonseca*; E. Kolb; 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 other municipal business; F. Dale; S. Fennell; S. Hames, due to vacation; N. Iannicca; K. Mahoney, due to other municipal business; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business
     
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; P. O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator

Items Related to Management – Item MA-A1 continued with a presentation by Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services

Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, provided a high level overview of growth management principles. She identified the implications of future infrastructure and investment impacts noting that the 2012 Development Charge (DC) Background Study estimated $2.6 billion in debt for infrastructure to 2031 and that additional infrastructure will be required for additional population to 2041. Norma Trim stated that DC rates and future Background Studies will be updated to address potential population and employment forecasts. She addressed the location of additional growth and financial considerations of adding infrastructure to built up areas versus Greenfield areas. Norma Trim provided a summary of the Finance Breakout session at the May 30, 2013 Growth Management Workshop.

Received 2013-481

See also Resolutions 2013-482 and 2013-483

Councillor Miles arrived at 1:07 p.m.
Councillor Fonseca arrived at 1:08 p.m.
Councillor Mullin arrived at 1:09 p.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 1:09 p.m.

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas, the Region of Peel is entering a period of unprecedented growth;

And whereas, the balance between jobs and residents is critical to the sustainability of the Region of Peel and our municipal partners;

And whereas, financing costs for servicing plans may reach many billions of dollars funded by debt;

And whereas, broader discussion on the potential impact to major infrastructure needs to happen now;

Therefore be it resolved, that a Committee of Council be formed to recommend strategies for growth and intensification considering the need for infrastructure based on the Region of Peel distribution of population and jobs, while ensuring the Region’s long-term financial sustainability;

And further, that the Committee report back to Regional Council through minutes of meetings;

And further, that detailed Terms of Reference be established at the Committee’s first meeting;

And further, that the term of the Committee be until December, 2013.

Carried 2013-482

See also Resolutions 2013-481 and 2013-483

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the members of the Committee of Council formed to recommend strategies for growth and intensification, considering the need for infrastructure based on the Region’s distribution of population and jobs, while ensuring the Region’s long-term financial sustainability, be as follows:

Regional Chair Kolb (ex-officio), Councillors Foley, Fonseca, Morrison, Mullin, Palleschi, Sanderson, Starr, Thompson, Tovey and Whitehead

Carried 2013-483

See also Resolutions 2013-481 and 2013-482


Chaired by Regional Chair E. Kolb

5. DELEGATIONS

Item 5c was dealt with.

c) Mary Jo Falle, President; Michel Revelin, Vice President, CUPE Local 966; and Fabio Gazzola, President, CUPE Local 831, Regarding TransHelp and Accessible Transportation

Received 2013-484

Mary Jo Falle, President; and Michel Revelin, Vice President, CUPE Local 966; and Fabio Gazzola, President, Peel CUPE District Council, stated that TransHelp staff and stakeholders would like to be included in the development of solutions to address the future growth of accessible transportation in Peel. They suggested that improvements to the existing service could be achieved through a review of scheduling, ensuring routes are properly planned; and, extending hours of service while ensuring that buses are utilized to capacity. They requested that comprehensive consultations take place with all stakeholders, including service users, to enable them to respond to the Transportation Master Plan prior to its consideration by Regional Council.

Councillor Saito noted that there is a need for a greater, expanded accessible transportation system that includes a mix of service types. She stated that the Region of Peel encourages stakeholders involvement when reviewing services and that Regional Council is committed to doing the right thing for clients of the service.

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, advised that the Commissioner of Public Works was scheduled to meet with CUPE representatives to explain the Transportation Master Plan development process and that to date, two meetings have been held with staff regarding the issue.

Councillor Starr commented that Regional Council is responsible to 1.2 million taxpayers and that the involvement of all stakeholders will help to ensure the development of an improved service model.

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, stated that staff have identified a large number of stakeholder groups, including staff, union and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, that will be consulted over the next year, prior to staff bringing a policy framework to Regional Council for consideration. He further stated that full implementation of a Master Plan could take up to 20 years and that no decisions would be made in haste.

Councillor Saito departed at 1:49 p.m., due to other municipal business.

a) Inspector Rose DiMarco, Caledon Detachment Commander, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP); Fuwing Wong, Treasurer, Town of Caledon and Sergeant David Brack, Contract Analyst, Municipal Policing Bureau-Orillia, Regarding the 2014 Caledon OPP Budget

Received 2013-485

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

Inspector Rose DiMarco, Detachment Commander, Ontario Provincial Police (OPP); Fuwing Wong, Treasurer, Town of Caledon; and Sergeant David Brack, Contract Analyst, Municipal Policing Bureau-Orillia, provided an overview of 2014 Caledon OPP budget assumptions which include a 5.6 per cent increase due to a projected OPP labour settlement in 2014 and a projected inflationary increase in non-salary costs such as vehicles, uniforms, operational support, telephone and other equipment. With respect to the Region of Peel’s request for a one per cent decrease to the 2014 budget forecast, it was noted that the elimination of the cost of civilian data entry operations would exceed the reduction target.

Members of Regional Council noted the need for provincial funding for mental health workers to provide support to frontline officers.

Councillor Morrison noted that savings have been realized through the consolidation of OPP offices into one building and that the new headquarters was built without assuming debt.

b) Tyrone Gan, Senior Vice President and Director of Transportation, HDR Corporation, Presenting the Findings of the Halton Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Environmental Assessment Analysis

Received 2013-486

See also Resolution 2013-487

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

Tyrone Gan, Senior Vice President and Director of Transportation, HDR Corporation, presented the findings of the Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study (HPBATS) Environmental Assessment (EA) Analysis and reviewed implementation strategies. The GTA-West Corridor is now proposed to extend from the Highway 401/407 area to Vaughan; the Halton-Peel Freeway Corridor coincides with the GTA-West Preliminary Route Planning Study Area. Five alternate EA strategies will be evaluated based on a number of factors, including the degree of coordination required between the EA studies.

Councillor Palleschi stated that the recommendation related to Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-A2, requests the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to advance the studies related to the north-west corridor in southwest Brampton in order that employment lands currently located within the corridor may be released for development and also requests MTO to utilize the HPBAT and the City of Brampton Heritage Heights Secondary Planning Background studies already completed by the City and Region of Peel, rather than engaging in duplicate studies.

Councillor Morrison expressed concern regarding Peel District School Board’s need to close a school and open a new one within a short time frame; noting that the required land is located within the proposed study area and therefore, cannot be developed.

Items Related to Public Works – Item PW-A2 was dealt with.

PW-A2. Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Update

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That Region of Peel staff work with provincial staff to advance the refinement of the GTA West Preliminary Route Planning Study Area through Northwest Brampton and other priority areas across the Region of Peel (Mayfield West and SP 47/South Albion Bolton);

And further, that the Minister of Transportation be requested to utilize the Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study (HPBATS) work and the City of Brampton Heritage Heights Secondary Planning Background Studies as input into Stage 2 of the GTA West Environmental Assessment (EA) to assist in the expeditious refinement of the GTA West Preliminary Route Planning Study Area and release of lands not required for the corridor;

And further, that Region of Peel staff work with provincial and area municipal staff to establish a “GTA West/Northwest Brampton Working Group” as a forum to maintain an ongoing dialogue and address issues of concern;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated May 13, 2013, titled “Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Update” be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ministry of Transportation, Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, Towns of Caledon and Halton Hills, and Region of Halton, for information.

Carried 2013-487

See also Resolution 2013-486

c) Mary Jo Falle, President; Michel Revelin, Vice President, CUPE Local 966; and Fabio Gazzola, President, CUPE Local 831, Regarding TransHelp and Accessible Transportation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-484


6. REPORTS

1. Proclamation Reports

a) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15, 2013

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-479

2. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by R. Whitehead

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Growth Management Workshop and the Region of Peel Water and Wastewater Master Plan - 2031 Servicing Strategy and Post 2031 Servicing Impact (Oral)
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division; Sabbir Saiyed, Manager, Transportation System Planning; Mark Schiller, Executive Director, Water and Wastewater; Chris Hamel, President, BluePlan Engineering Consultants Ltd.; Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2013-481 to 2013-483 inclusive

MA-A2. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2013-4) meeting held on May 21, 2013

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2013-4) meeting held on May 21, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-488

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION AAC-10-2013:

That Councillor Sandra Hames be elected Vice-Chair of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-489


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-11-2013:

That the agenda for the May 21, 2013, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting, include the Resignations of William Goursky and Maria Parker from the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8a;

And further, that the agenda for the May 21, 2013, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2013-490

See also Resolution 2013-491


Additional Item – Item 8a was dealt with.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

a. Resignations of William Goursky and Maria Parker

RECOMMENDATION AAC-12-2013:

That the resignations of William Goursky and Maria Parker from the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), be received.

Approved 2013-491

See also Resolution 2013-490

4. PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

a. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2013-3) meeting held on April 23, 2013

Received 2013-492

See also Resolution 2013-493

RECOMMENDATION AAC-13-2013:

That the 2013 Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Work Plan, be amended to include the scope of work related to the Peel Renovates Program as well as Committee participation in the “Seniors Info Fair” on June 14, 2013.

Approved 2013-493

See also Resolution 2013-492

Communications - Item 5c was dealt with.

c. Pat Saito, Councillor, Mississauga Ward 9 and Bob Delaney, MPP, Mississauga-Streetsville, Invitation to the “Seniors Info Fair” Scheduled for June 14, 2013 at the Meadowvale Community Centre

Received 2013-494


5. COMMUNICATIONS

a. Ann Hoy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, Letter dated May 3, 2013, Introducing Herself as the New Assistant Deputy Minister and Providing an Update on the Accessible Directorate of Ontario

Received 2013-495

b. Region of Peel, Invitation to “Peel Accessible Transportation Master Plan (ATMP)” Open House Scheduled for June 17, 2013

Received 2013-496

c. Pat Saito, Councillor, Mississauga Ward 9 and Bob Delaney, MPP, Mississauga-Streetsville, Invitation to the “Seniors Info Fair” Scheduled for June 14, 2013 at the Meadowvale Community Centre

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-494


6. DELEGATIONS – Nil


7. REPORTS

a. Accessible Transportation Master Plan Update
Update by Mark Castro, Manager, Accessible Transportation, Public Works

Received 2013-497

b. Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee – Updated Terms of Reference

RECOMMENDATION AAC-14-2013:

That the proposed amendments to the Terms of Reference for the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated April 8, 2013, titled “Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee - Updated Terms of Reference”, be adopted.

Approved 2013-498

c. Updates

i) Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Monthly Update (May)
Update by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel
 

Received 2013-499

ii) Accessibility Advisory Committee Work Plan Update

Received 2013-500

iii) Subcommittee Updates - Nil

iv) Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member Updates - Nil


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 8a:

a. Resignations of William Goursky and Maria Parker

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-491

MA-A3. Report of the Public Meeting held on May 23, 2013 to Discuss Revisions to the Regional Official Plan that may be Required as Part of the Five-Year Official Plan Review

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Public Meeting held on May 23, 2013 to discuss revisions to the Regional Official Plan that may be required as part of the Five-Year Official Plan Review, be adopted.

Carried 2013-501

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:33 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to section 26(3) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions before a proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment is adopted by the Regional Municipality of Peel during this Official Plan Review, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Region of Peel on the amendment to the Ontario Municipal Board. Also, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the OMB unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party to the hearing.

4. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Kathryn Lockyer, Regional Clerk, stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 26(4) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, by publication in the following news media having general circulation in the Region of Peel:

Mississauga News - April 10, 17, and 24, 2013
Brampton Guardian and Caledon Enterprise - April 11, 18, and 25, 2013

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of April 10, 2013 (www.peelregion.ca).

5. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that any person who would like further notice of open houses, public meetings, draft Regional Official Plan Amendments, and Council adopted Official Plan Amendments during the Official Plan Review should give their full name, address, postal code, telephone number, and email in writing at the Clerk’s Reception Counter prior to leaving the meeting.

6. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

a) Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division, Presenting the Regional Official Plan Review

Received 2013-502

b) Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, Presenting Planning for Healthy Communities

Received 2013-503


7. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

I) Denise De Campos, Health Promotion Specialist Peel/Halton, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Providing Comments Related to Shaping Active, Healthy Communities

Received 2013-504

II) Ajay Bhatia, Co-Founder and Director, South Asian Professional Association Network (SAPNA), Providing Comments Related to Working with the South Asian Community to Create Supportive Environments in Peel Region

Received 2013-505

Additional Items – Items 6a.III and 6a.IV

III) Patrick Harrington, Lawyer, Aird & Berlis, Barristers and Solicitors, on behalf of Argo Woods Corporation, Providing Comments and Requesting Inclusion of the Ninth Line Corridor Lands within the Peel Urban Area Boundary

Received 2013-506

See also Resolution 2013-512

IV) Andrew Walker, Planning Associate, Gagnon & Law, Letter dated May 22, 2013, Providing Preliminary Comments on the Regional Official Plan Review

Received 2013-507

See also Resolution 2013-514

b) Written Submissions

I) Carolyn Woodland, Director, Planning and Development, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated May 15, 2013, Providing a Copy of the TRCA Report titled “Linking Watershed Plans to Growth Planning”

Received 2013-508

II) Paulo Da Saliva, Project Co-ordination, Land Division, Melrose Investments Inc., Email dated May 15, 2013, Providing Region of Peel Official Plan Review Comments

Received 2013-509

Additional Items – Items 6b.III to 6b.VII inclusive

III) Gary Murphy, Director, Planning, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Letter dated May 17, 2013, Providing Key Strategic Themes for Consideration in the Region of Peel Official Plan Review

Received 2013-510

IV) Jim Levac, Senior Associate, Weston Consulting, Letter dated May 21, 2013, Providing Comments and Requesting of the Ninth Line Corridor Lands within the Peel Urban Area Boundary

Received 2013-511

V) Patrick Harrington, Aird & Berlis, Barristers and Solicitors on behalf of Argo Woods Corporation, Letter dated May 22, 2013, Providing Comments and Requesting Inclusion of the Ninth Line Corridor Lands within the Peel Urban Area Boundary

Received 2013-512

See also Resolution 2013-506

VI) Paula Tenuta, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Letter dated May 22, 2013, Requesting Stakeholder Engagement for the Peel Regional Official Plan Review

Received 2013-513

VII) Michael Gagnon, Managing Principal Planner and Andrew Walker, Planning Associate, Gagnon & Law on behalf of Heritage Hieghts Landowners Group, Letter dated May 22, 2013, Providing Preliminary Comments on the Regional Official Plan Review

Received 2013-514

See also Resolution 2013-507

MA-B. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-B1. Encroachment Agreements, Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road), Owner: 1) Kaneff Capital Properties Inc. 2) Havenwood Properties (Central) Limited - City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the encroachments on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road), being a masonry wall and underground irrigation system, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated April 9, 2013 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Kaneff Capital Properties Inc.;

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

Carried 2013-515

See also Resolution 2013-544

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the encroachments on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road), being a masonry wall, underground irrigation system, existing business sign, asphalt driveway and existing median, and existing tree, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated April 9, 2013 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and Havenwood Properties (Central) Limited;

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

Carried 2013-516

See also Resolution 2013-544


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. Regional Projects Receive Brampton Urban Design Awards

Received 2013-517

MA-C2. Active Energy Procurement Management
Presentation by Steve Hall, Director, Real Property Asset Management; and Jillian Gorbald, Manager, Energy and Environmental Management

Received 2013-518

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

Steve Hall, Director, Real Property Asset Management; and Jillian Gorbald, Manager, Energy and Environmental Management, provided an overview of Active Energy Procurement Management, Global Adjustment and Green Electricity, noting that today’s energy portfolio and risk management strategies require constant market presence and the ability to move between fixed and spot priced power in a seamless fashion in order to optimize performance, such as taking advantage of market lows while minimizing risks. The Region of Peel consumed over 420 million kilowatt-hours and spent $47.2 million for electricity in 2012; and, consumed over 13 million cubic metres and spent $5.2 million for natural gas in 2012. A total of $5.6 million in savings and recoveries was realized in 2012.

Steve Hall advised that global adjustment has become a material charge in the electric utility bills and staff are exploring ways to reduce other areas of the electricity rate, such as through demand response and pump optimization-load shifting.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions due to electricity consumption of the Region of Peel is approximately 63,000 tonnes, annually, and due to the nature and continued growth of critical services such as water and wastewater treatment and pumping, the Region will not be able to reduce energy consumption to zero despite energy conservation, efficiency and renewable energy initiatives.

Steve Hall advised that moving forward, a 5-year Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan would be developed which will capture energy projects and initiatives that will reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions, and he will provide a separate green energy procurement report to provide options to bridge any gaps to meet GHG reduction targets.

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, Steve Hall advised that “fracking” will influence gas prices going forward and that some of the gas that feeds Ontario is coming from “fracking” in the United States. Staff are monitoring the situation in an effort to evaluate environmental concerns related to “fracking”.

In response to a question from Councillor Thompson, Steve Hall undertook to report to a future meeting of Regional Council with details related to the impact of maintaining LEED certifications in Region of Peel buildings.

MA-C3. Green Energy Procurement

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the purchase of Green electricity for the Region of Peel’s corporate buildings, in the amount of $75,625 annually, based on current rates for existing facilities as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services, dated May 16, 2013, titled “Green Energy Procurement”, be approved.

Carried 2013-519

MA-C4. Peel’s Annual Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emission Report for the Ministry of Energy

Received 2013-520

MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Letter dated May 7, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Resolution and Report titled “Assessment Appeals on Gravel Pit Properties”

Received 2013-521

MA-D2. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated May 14, 2013, Regarding Peel Regional Police 2012 External Funding Assistance - Public Police Programs

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-480

 

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. TRANSPORTATION

PW-A1. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for the Reconstruction of Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard) from 1200 metres South of Sideroad 32 (Ballinafad Road) to Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road), Capital Project 09-4050, Document Number 2013-090P - Town of Caledon, Wards 1 and 2

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the contract (Document 2013-090P) for professional engineering services for detailed design and contract administration for the reconstruction of Regional Road 19 (Winston Churchill Boulevard), from 1200 metres (3937 feet) south of Sideroad 32 (Ballinafad Road) to Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road) in the Town of Caledon, be awarded to R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $532,824.50 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 09-4050, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2013-522

PW-A2. Halton-Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-487

PW-A3. Report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2013-2) meeting held on May 16, 2013

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2013-2) meeting held on May 16, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-523

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with Section III-5(g) of the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 100-2012, the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee received information.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-524

3. DELEGATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Overview of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC) Matrix, Process and Objectives
Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-525

b) Update on Financial Data Collection
Presentation by Kristin Misurka, Manager, Public Works, Finance Support Unit

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-526

A quorum of voting members was achieved.

c) ARRASC - Legal Implications of Potential Changes of Accountability
Presentation by Nicole Kling, Legal Counsel, Legal and Risk Management Division
This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-527
d) Update – Implementation of Option 4A (Road Jurisdiction)
Presentation by Gary Kocialek, Area Lead, Transportation Planning

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-528

e) Update on Alternate Service Delivery – Traffic Signals
Presentation by Joe Avsec, Manager, Traffic Engineering

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-529

Items 2 and 4a to 4e inclusive were dealt with.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-3-2013:

That the agenda for the May 16, 2013 Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-524

4. REPORTS

a) Overview of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC) Matrix, Process and Objectives
Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation

Received 2013-525

b) Update on Financial Data Collection
Presentation by Kristin Misurka, Manager, Public Works, Finance Support Unit

Received 2013-526

c) ARRASC – Legal Implications of Potential Changes of Accountability
Presentation by Nicole Kling, Legal Counsel, Legal and Risk Management
 

Received 2013-527

d) Update – Implementation of Option 4A (Road Jurisdiction)
Presentation by Gary Kocialek, Area Lead, Transportation
 

Received 2013-528

e) Update on Alternate Service Delivery – Traffic Signals
Presentation by Joe Avsec, Manager, Traffic Engineering
 

Received 2013-529


5. COMMUNICATIONS
– Nil

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a) ARRASC – Proposed Next Steps (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-4-2013:

That staff report back to Regional Council with recommendations on the financial and legal obligations with respect to the transfer of responsibilities on road jurisdictions on sidewalks, multi-use trails and street lightings, at its September 26, 2013 meeting.

Approved 2013-530


PW-B. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-B1. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Administration Department, Town of Caledon, Letter dated May 13, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Brampton Brick Limited, 14370 Mississauga Road, Part Lots 29 and 30, Concession 5, WHS (CHING), File Number: P/E/09-10/242”

Received 2013-531

PW-B2. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Administration Department, Town of Caledon, Letter dated May 22, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Initiation of Official Plan Amendment (OPA) to Establish Consistency between OPA 206 and OPA 179 and Facilitate Development of Agriculture-related Commercial and Industrial Uses”

Referred to Public Works 2013-532

PW-B3. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Administration Department, Town of Caledon, Letter dated May 22, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Bolton Residential Expansion Study (BRES): Consideration of the Recommended Six Expansion Area Options and Evaluation Criteria Proposed by Meridian Planning”

Received 2013-533

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. 2013 Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Plan

Received 2013-534

HE-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-B1. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Bulletin dated May 2013, Regarding Long-Term Care Home Accommodations Charges

Received 2013-535

 

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Report of the Community Investment Committee (CIC-2013-1) meeting held on May 16, 2013

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the report of the Community Investment Committee
(CIC-2013-1) meeting held on May 16, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-536

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION CIC-1-2013:

That Councillor Moore be elected Chair of the Community Investment Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed;

And further, that Councillor Carlson be elected Vice-Chair of the Community Investment Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-537

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION CIC-2-2013:

That the agenda for the May 16, 2013 Community Investment Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-538

4. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS – Nil

5. REPORTS

a) 2013 Community Investment Fund Wrap Up

Received 2013-539

b) Community Investment Program Implementation
Presentation by Sandra Solonik, Advisor, Community Investment and Melissa Toney, Supervisor, Strategic Planning, Policy and Partnerships

Received 2013-540

c) Emergency Funding to the Boys and Girls Club of Peel

Received 2013-541

HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Proposed Name for the Canadian Legion Housing Project

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the Canadian Legion Housing Project (Capital Project 07-5045), currently being constructed at 1155 Queen Street East, City of Brampton, Ward 3, be named “Norton Lake”.

Carried 2013-542

HS-B2. Update on Canadian Legion Affordable Housing Project: Project Operator

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the Director of Purchasing and Project Management be authorized to award the Request for Proposal for the operation and property management of the Canadian Legion (Norton Lake) affordable housing project to the highest ranked respondent, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that Regional staff be authorized to develop an Operation and Management Agreement with the successful respondent for the operation and management of the Canadian Legion (Norton Lake) affordable housing project for a period of 20 years or less, located at 1155 Queen Street East, City of Brampton, Ward 3, on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the Region of Peel’s authorized signing officers be authorized to execute the Operation and Management Agreement with the successful respondent, together with such further ancillary documents that may be required, in form satisfactory to the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the authorized signing officers for the successful respondent be granted, by means of the Operation and Management Agreement, the authority to execute any agreements and ancillary documents required for the operation, maintenance and management of the Canadian Legion (Norton Lake) affordable housing project on behalf of the Region of Peel, the landlord of the project, including but not limited to any residential tenancy agreements, and to act as an agent of the landlord in respect to all operational, maintenance and management matters arising from these agreements, in accordance with the terms set forth in the Operation and Management Agreement signed with the Region of Peel for the Canadian Legion (Norton Lake) affordable housing project.

Carried 2013-543

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, the Commissioner of Human Services advised that St. Leonard’s Place houses many chronically homeless men and significant investments have been made to support the homeless community of older men. She undertook to investigate whether there is a local need for shelters that house both male and female older adults.

Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, advised that staff from the Health Services and Human Services departments are working with a group from the Centre for Research on Inner City Health – St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, to learn more about the homeless population and their health.


7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 54-2013: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) in the City of Brampton.

By-law 55-2013: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) in the City of Brampton.

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 54-2013 and 55-2013, 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 2013-544

See also Resolutions 2013-515 and 2013-516

Councillor Paterak departed at 3:08 p.m.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Request from Rav Bains, Executive Director, Peel, Children’s Aid Society (CAS) and Harry Mann, Vice President, Peel CAS Board of Directors, Peel CAS, to Delegate to the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting, to Provide Council with an Update on the New Provincial Funding Formula for the Children’s Aid Societies and the Corresponding Implementation Phase for Ontario and Peel and to seek Council Support for Advocacy with the Province to Mitigate these Impacts and Service Implications for the Region of Peel

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the request from Rav Bains, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid Society (CAS) and Harry Mann, Vice President, Peel CAS Board of Directors, to delegate at the June 27, 2013 meeting of Regional Council to provide an update on the new Provincial funding formula for the Children’s Aid Societies and the corresponding implementation phase for Ontario and Peel and to seek Council support for advocacy with the Province to mitigate these impacts and service implications for the Region of Peel, be approved.

Carried 2013-545


9. NOTICES OF MOTION

Additional Item – Item 8a:

a) Notice of Motion from Councillor Tovey Regarding Amendments to the Planning Act

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas, Municipalities and Regional Governments are required to produce Official Plans;

And whereas, Municipalities and Regional Governments use these plans to invest large amounts of up front capital in infrastructure to service future growth according to those plans;

And whereas, densities located in areas not identified in the Official Plan may require changes to long term infrastructure planning, at additional costs;

And whereas, Municipalities and Regional Governments are provided finite growth numbers and job numbers as a basis for their Official Plan;

And whereas, densities approved by the Ontario Municipal Board to be located in areas not identified in the Official Plan subtract from, and limit, a Municipal or Regional Governments’ ability to implement the intensification policies of that plan;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel requests the Province of Ontario to make amendments to the Planning Act, as follows:

Where a municipality has an Official Plan;

And further, where that Official Plan has been approved by the Province of Ontario;

And further, where the municipality is achieving all of their targets for densities as outlined in the Growth Plan;

And further, where a development application is submitted to the Municipality requesting densities to be located in any other area than those identified in the Municipality’s Official Plan, that development application shall have no right of appeal at the Ontario Municipal Board and the decision of the Council will be final;

And further, that despite subsection 22(7) of the Planning Act, there be no appeal in respect of the Official Plan policies of a municipality or planning board, adopted to conform to the growth management population, intensification and employment targets and policies as set out in the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area and related regulations and Provincial policies.

To be considered at the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting

See also Resolution 2013-478

 

10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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

1. Approval of Minutes

a) May 23, 2013 Regional Council Closed Session Minutes

Received 2013-546


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That By-law 56-2013 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 13, 2013, 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 2013- 547


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:09 p.m.


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair