June 27, 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. Staff Reports
     
7. By-laws
8. Other Business
9. Notices of Motion
10. In Camera Matters
10A. By-laws Relatiing to In Camera Matters
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 27, 2013

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:36 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Miles recited the prayer.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie*; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley¨; C. Fonseca; S. Hames; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; S. McFadden; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison¨; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi*; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri*; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: Nil
     
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; 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

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

Regional Chair Kolb announced that he will not seek re-election as Regional Chair at the end of the current term in November, 2014. He acknowledged the support of the public, Council, businesses and staff of the Region of Peel over the past 40 years and indicated that the time is right to let someone else lead Regional Council into the future. Regional Chair Kolb noted that 2014 is the Region of Peel’s 40th Anniversary which would provide an ideal opportunity to reflect on its history and celebrate its success.


Several Members of Regional Council shared their experiences working with Regional Chair Kolb from his time as a Town of Caledon Councillor, followed by his tenure as Mayor of the Town of Caledon to his current position as Regional Chair, highlighting his integrity, sense of fairness, honesty, work ethic and leadership.


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Miles declared a conflict of interest with respect to In Camera Item 10 1.a, listed on the June 27, 2013 Regional Council agenda, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Moore declared a conflict of interest with respect to In Camera Item 10 1.a, listed on the June 27, 2013 Regional Council agenda, as family members are employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Saito declared a conflict of interest with respect to In Camera Item 10 1.a, listed on the June 27, 2013 Regional Council agenda, as family members are employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Crombie arrived at 9:49 a.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 10:00 a.m.
Councillor Sprovieri arrived at 10:02 a.m.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) June 13, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 13, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2013-548


4.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the agenda for the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from the Town of Caledon regarding Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications with respect to Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8b;

And further, that the agenda for the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from the Town of Caledon regarding Alternative Options with respect to Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited Applications, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8c;

And further, that the agenda for the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting include an additional resolution from Councillor Morrison in support of the Town of Caledon request to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to issue a Minister’s Zoning Order regarding the Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited Application, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8d;

And further, that the agenda for the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting include an additional item from Councillor McCallion regarding the election of the Regional Chair, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8e;

And further, that Other Business - Items 8b to 8d inclusive, be dealt with as the first items of business;

And further, that the agenda for the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting, be approved, as amended.

Carried 2013-549

See also Resolutions 2013-550 to 2013-552 inclusive, 2013-559 and 2013-595

Additional Items - Items 8b to 8d were dealt with.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

b) Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Administration Department, Town of Caledon, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Town of Caledon Position Regarding Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications (Proposed Warehouse Distribution Centre) Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited - 13074, 13218, 13226, 13240, 13262 and 13304 Coleraine Drive Northwest Quadrant of Coleraine Drive and Healey Road, Town of Caledon (Bolton), Ward: 4

Received 2013-550

See also Resolutions 2013-549, 2013-551 and 2013-552

c) Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Administration Department, Town of Caledon, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Town of Caledon Position Regarding Alternative Options, Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited, Northwest Quadrant of Coleraine Drive and Healey Road, Town of Caledon (Bolton), Ward: 4

Received 2013-551

See also Resolutions 2013-549, 2013-550 and 2013-552

d) Resolution in Support of the Town of Caledon Request to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to Issue a Minister’s Zoning Order Regarding the Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited Application

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas, the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) requires that municipalities provide sufficient employment lands to meet long term needs to maintain a range of choice and suitable sites for employment uses;

And whereas, the Town of Caledon and the Region of Peel have determined through various studies (the Population Forecasts and Allocations, Commercial Review Study and Employment Land Needs Study) that the Town requires additional employment lands to meet its long term needs;

And whereas, the Places to Grow Plan provides direction to regional and municipal governments on planning for and managing growth including employment;

And whereas, the Region of Peel Council approved Regional Official Plan Amendment 24 (ROPA 24) to bring the Region’s Official Plan into conformity with the Places to Grow Plan and was subsequently approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) and the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB);

And whereas, ROPA 24, the proposed ROPA for Bolton Employment Expansion and the Town of Caledon Official Plan Amendment 226 have established a consistent vision to allow for employment uses on the West side of Coleraine Drive, in the Town of Caledon;

And whereas, Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited (“Canadian Tire”), submitted an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to the Town of Caledon on April 17, 2012, with the intention to develop a regional warehouse distribution centre within the northwest quadrant of Coleraine Drive and Healey Road in Caledon;

And whereas, the Council of the Town of Caledon approved, in principle, Canadian Tire’s application on June 25, 2013 to re-designate the subject lands upon conclusion of processes which result in the allowance of employment uses on the subject lands;

And whereas, the proposed development in the Town of Caledon will retain current workforce within the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the proposed Canadian Tire Distribution Centre on Coleraine Drive will make effective use of efficient truck routes and is consistent with the Region of Peel Strategic Goods Movement Network Study and of the linkages with the intermodal facilities within the immediate vicinity along Highway 50 in the City of Brampton and is consistent with the vision of the Province of Ontario, Region of Peel and the Town of Caledon;

And whereas, the Town of Caledon is requesting that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing enact a Minister’s Zoning Order for the subject lands to allow for the zoning to be in place to enable Canadian Tire to meet its business objectives within the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has the power to enact and impose a Zoning Order on any land in Ontario, in accordance with Section 47 of the Planning Act;

Therefore be it resolved, that given the importance of the Canadian Tire proposal for the Town of Caledon, the Region of Peel and the Province of Ontario, Regional Council supports the Town of Caledon’s request of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to issue a Minister’s Zoning Order for the zoning to be in place and to allow the Canadian Tire Application to proceed;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Town of Caledon, the City of Brampton and the City of Mississauga as a statement of Regional Council's direction and requests.

Councillor Thompson requested a recorded vote.

  In Favour: G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; S. McFadden; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead
  Total: 22
     
  Opposed: N. Iannicca; P. Palleschi
  Total 2
     
  Absent: 0
  Total: Nil

Carried 2013-552

See also Resolutions 2013-549, 2013-550 and 2013-551

Councillor Morrison provided an overview of the Town of Caledon request to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) to issue a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) for the Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited (“Canadian Tire”) application. She stated that Canadian Tire would find another site outside the Province of Ontario and approximately 800 jobs would be lost in the Region of Peel should the subject application not be approved. Councillor Morrison requested Regional Council’s support for Caledon’s request.

Councillor Iannicca expressed concern that the request was presented to Regional Council without a staff report to assist Regional Council in making a decision. He indicated that such a request could set a precedent for future zoning applications and he suggested that Region of Peel staff report back with potential implications of requesting a Minister’s Zoning Order with respect to the Canadian Tire application.

Councillor Whitehead stated that the MMAH has the authority to issue the MZO under the Planning Act and it is not an uncommon practice among municipalities. He noted that the request would allow Canadian Tire to transition its facility from the City of Brampton to the Town of Caledon while maintaining the 800-1200 jobs within the Region of Peel.

Councillor Fennell expressed her support for Caledon’s request, noting that it would provide a good example of the Region of Peel leadership in providing flexibility to the local economy and its residents.

Councillor McCallion stated her strong support for the request and concurrence with the City of Brampton’s position. She indicated that the intent of the request is to ask the Minister to make a decision on the Canadian Tire application, in light of its urgency and implications to Peel’s local economy.

In response to a question from Councillor Palleschi, the Regional Solicitor confirmed that it is within Regional Council’s jurisdiction to express an opinion on the Town of Caledon request for a MZO, through a resolution of support.


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Ken Phillips, Chief Administrative Officer, Conservation Halton and Katherine Menyes, Director, Watershed Management Services, Conservation Halton, Presenting the Conservation Halton Watershed Report Card

Received 2013-553

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

Katherine Menyes, Director, Watershed Management Services, Conservation Halton provided an overview of the municipalities, watersheds and the mandate that Conservation Halton encompasses. She noted that Conservation Authority Watershed Report Cards deliver concise information across Ontario on the programs and services being implemented.

Councillor McFadden inquired what action Conservation Halton is taking regarding the Lisgar flooding issue noting that a public meeting was held with residents and no one from Conservation Halton was present to provide comment. Katherine Menyes responded that Conservation Halton staff is working with staff from the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel to resolve the issues. Ken Phillips, Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary-Treasurer added that members of staff were present at the meeting, however they were advised by Legal Counsel not to provide comments due to pending litigation.

b) Brian Denney, Chief Executive Officer and Deborah Martin-Downs, Director of Ecology, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Providing a Progress Report on the 2013 Budget and the Budget Outlook for 2014 and Beyond

Received 2013-554

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

Deborah Martin-Downs, Director of Ecology, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), provided an overview of the 2012-2013 progress report highlighting watershed management projects, the TRCA capital projects, climate change watershed management, ecosystem management, education and community stewardship projects. She noted the 2014 budget pressures and provided a 2014 budget forecast noting that the 1 per cent reduction as requested by Regional Council will equate to approximately $153,000.

Regional Chair Kolb suggested that TRCA arrange a tour of the Kortwright Centre for interested Members of Regional Council.

Councillor Miles acknowledged TRCA staff for their work related to the downtown Brampton floodplain.

c) John Kinkead, Acting Chief Administrative Officer and Gerry Robin, Director, Corporate Services, Credit Valley Conservation, Providing a Progress Report on the 2013 Budget and the Budget Outlook for 2014 and Beyond

Received 2013-555

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

John Kinkead, Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), provided an overview of the 2013 CVC project deliverables and accomplishments. He highlighted key areas including enhancements to climate change education and projects, and municipally shared projects. John Kinkead noted that CVC staff are working with Region of Peel staff and would be discussing its 2014 budget in the Fall, noting that the one per cent reduction as requested by Regional Council will equate to approximately $200,000.

Item 5e was dealt with.

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

Received 2013-556

Councillor Foley departed at 11:53 a.m., due to other municipal business.
Councillor Morrison departed at 11:53 a.m., due to other municipal business.

Rav Bains, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid Society (CAS), requested the support of Regional Council for the Peel CAS proposal to address the current funding gap that severely compromises the ability to ensure children are safe in the Region of Peel. He stated that while Peel CAS is pleased with the new provincial funding model for child welfare services in Ontario, they are deeply disappointed with the 2% mitigation “cap” placed on allocations for the next three fiscal years and the implications that this will have on children, youth and families in the Region of Peel. Rav Bains advised that the Ministry’s funding letter clearly stated that Peel CAS is eligible for $93 million under the new funding model; however, Peel CAS has been allocated capped funding of just under $62 million for 2013-2014. The proposal by Peel CAS would see the funding grow incrementally over a period of eight years to close the gap and stay in line with estimated net costs. The proposed incremental growth represents an average annual increase of $3.9 million spread differentially over the years to be in line with estimated expenditures.

In response to a question from Councillor Saito, Rav Bains stated that the only reason offered by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for the capped funding was that the Ministry does not want to move money around quickly so all increases have been capped at 2 per cent and the resulting funding gap is greatest in the Region of Peel.

Councillor Saito requested that staff prepare a motion for consideration at the next meeting of Regional Council that clearly conveys the need for CAS services in the Region of Peel as well as fair and equitable funding.

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Rav Bains advised that the Peel CAS receives the Child Tax Benefit for children in its care but does not charge parents for the care of their children.

d) Janet Menard, Commissioner, Human Services, Presenting the Senior of the Year Award to Annie Liem

Received 2013-557

See also Resolution 2013-558

Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, presented Annie Liem with the Senior of the Year Award, on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Mrs. Liem was nominated for the award by the Human Services Leadership Team in recognition of her contributions to the community through serving as Board Member and Tenant Relations for Wisma Mega Indah Incorporated and her role with Creditvale Mills. Janet Menard noted that Mrs. Liem has dedicated much of her life to helping those less fortunate in the community and was instrumental in supporting families and seniors in securing affordable housing in Peel over the last 30 years. Mrs. Liem’s most recent contributions have been focussed on assisting seniors as they move from independent living to assisted care.

Councillor McCallion spoke of her positive experiences working with Annie Liem over the years, noting that seniors appreciate her and are inspired by her.

Councillor Starr conveyed congratulations on behalf of Victor Oh, Canadian Senator, who recognized the great impact Annie Liem has had on the community.

On behalf of former Regional Councillor Steve Mahoney, Councillor Katie Mahoney offered congratulations to Annie Liem.

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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-556


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by E. Kolb Regional Chair

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Senior of the Year Award Presentation to Annie Liem

Received 2013-558

See also Resolution 2013-557


Regional Council recessed at 12:12 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:45 p.m.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie*; F. Dale; C. Fonseca; S. Hames; N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; S. McFadden;
E. Moore; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey
     
  Members Absent: S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; P. Foley, due to other municipal business; G. Miles; M. Morrison, due to other municipal business; R. Whitehead, due to a personal matter
     
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; R. K. Gillespie, Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; S. Danos-Papaconstantinou, Acting 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


Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the agenda for the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting include an additional In Camera oral report from the Medical Officer of Health, regarding “Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees”, to be dealt with under In Camera Matters – Item 10.1e.

Carried by a two-thirds majority 2013-559

See also Resolution 2013-602

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor P. Palleschi

HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Housing in Peel: 2012 Update on Centralized Waiting List for Subsidized Housing and the Impact of the Housing Investment Plan (Report Four)

Received 2013-560

HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated May 22, 2013, Responding to Concerns Regarding Affordable Housing Expressed by the Region of Peel in its 2013 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission

Referred to Human Services for report back to Regional Council 2013-561

HS-C2. Sheila Nicholas, Chair, Teachers of English as a Second Language Association of Ontario, Letter dated April 23, 2013, Requesting that the Region of Peel proclaim the Week of October 20 – 26, 2013 as “English as a Second Language Week”

Referred to Human Services 2013-562

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

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. 2014 Budget – Managing Risks to Service Levels

Received 2013-563


MA-B. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-B1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2013-3) meeting held on June 6, 2013

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2013-3) meeting held on June 6, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-564

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-6-2013:

That the agenda for the June 6, 2013 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-565

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) 2013 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-7-2013:

That the advocacy issues identified in the report of the Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee, dated April 17, 2013, titled “2013 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Annual Conference, be endorsed;

And further, that staff develop briefing notes on the identified advocacy issues to support discussions with various Ministry representatives at the AMO Conference.

Approved 2013-566

b) Federation of Canadian Municipalities Update (Oral)
Discussion led by Allan Thompson, Chair, Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee

Received 2013-567

Additional Item – Item 4c:

c) MP/MPP Barbecue (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-8-2013:

That a Peel-area MP/MPP Barbecue be scheduled for September 5, 2013.

Approved 2013-568

5. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STATUS REPORT AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES (Oral)
    Discussion led by L. Rubin-Vaughan, Senior Advisor, Government Relations, Executive Office

a) Federal News
b) Provincial News
c) Local News

Received 2013-569

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Sacha Smith, Team Leader – Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Report titled “Mississauga Priorities for Funding from the Province of Ontario”

Received 2013-570

7. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 8a:

a) Broadband Allocation to Public Safety Agencies (Oral)

Received 2013-571


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. J. Robert S. Prichard, Chair, Metrolinx, Letter dated May 27, 2013, Regarding the Metrolinx Investment Strategy “The Big Move” (The Report is available at bigmove.ca/report)

Received 2013-572

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. TRANSPORTATION

PW-A1. The Peel Region Freight Transportation Demand Management Study

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the Peel Region Freight Transportation Demand Management Study, be approved;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated May 17, 2013, titled “The Peel Region Freight Transportation Demand Management Study” be forwarded to Transport Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Metrolinx, the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga and the Town of Caledon, for information.

Carried 2013-573

Councillor Crombie arrived at 2:09 p.m.


PW-B. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-B1. Peel Energy Recovery Centre
      Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2013-574

See also Resolutions 2013-575 and 2013-576

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That a Request for Prequalification (RFQ) be issued to pre-qualify established thermal conversion technologies and project teams to design, build, operate and maintain the proposed Peel Energy Recovery Centre, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated June 17, 2013 and titled “Peel Energy Recovery Centre”;

And further, that a Request for Proposal (RFP) be issued to the pre-qualified project teams inviting them to submit proposals to design, build, operate and maintain the proposed Peel Energy Recovery Centre for a 20 to 30 year operating term utilizing the established thermal conversion technology for which they were pre-qualified, as described in the subject report;

And further, that the Regional Chair meet with the Minister of Energy to ask the Minister to direct Ontario Power Authority to negotiate a Power Purchase Agreement with the Region of Peel with key terms to be agreed upon by December 2013 and the agreement to be finalized by December 2014.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That the main motion be amended to include the following:

And further, that proponents be permitted to propose alternative sites provided that such sites are zoned and ready to proceed to the same extent as is the Peel Integrated Waste Management facility site;

And further, that the facility be restricted to the acceptance of waste originating in Peel Region.

Carried 2013-575

See also Resolutions 2013-574 and 2013-576

The main motion as amended was voted upon:

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That a Request for Prequalification (RFQ) be issued to pre-qualify established thermal conversion technologies and project teams to design, build, operate and maintain the proposed Peel Energy Recovery Centre, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated June 17, 2013 and titled “Peel Energy Recovery Centre”;

And further, that a Request for Proposal (RFP) be issued to the pre-qualified project teams inviting them to submit proposals to design, build, operate and maintain the proposed Peel Energy Recovery Centre for a 20 to 30 year operating term utilizing the established thermal conversion technology for which they were pre-qualified, as described in the subject report;

And further, that the Regional Chair meet with the Minister of Energy to ask the Minister to direct Ontario Power Authority to negotiate a Power Purchase Agreement with the Region of Peel with key terms to be agreed upon by December 2013 and the agreement to be finalized by December 2014;

And further, that proponents be permitted to propose alternative sites provided that such sites are zoned and ready to proceed to the same extent as is the Peel Integrated Waste Management facility site;

And further, that the facility be restricted to the acceptance of waste originating in Peel Region.

Carried 2013-576

See also Resolutions 2013-574 and 2013-575

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

Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, summarized the results of the latest public survey, key findings of the business case and terms of the Request for Prequalification and proposed directions with regards to the Peel Energy Recovery Centre (PERC).

Councillor Palleschi expressed his disagreement with the recommendation that says alternate sites not be considered which limits the location of the PERC to the City of Brampton. He further expressed concern regarding the as yet unknown tax impact and the potential for the facility to accept waste from other jurisdictions.

Councillor McCallion stated that delaying the approval of the facility is unacceptable and she indicated her support for the direction identified by staff with the suggestion that the process enable proponents to identify other sites where the appropriate zoning is already in place.

Councillor McCallion undertook to join Regional Chair Kolb when meeting with the Minister of Energy to discuss negotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement with the Region of Peel and the Ontario Power Authority.

PW-B2. Implementation Timelines for Bi-Weekly Cart-Based Collection

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That staff negotiate and finalize an amendment to the existing curbside collection contract between the Region of Peel and Green for Life Environmental to implement bi-weekly cart-based garbage and recycling collection in the Town of Caledon beginning October 2015, and to extend the term of the contract by six months to September 30, 2016 as described in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated June 13, 2013, and titled “Implementation Timelines for Bi-Weekly Cart-Based Collection”;

And further, that staff negotiate and finalize an amendment to the existing curbside collection contract between the Region of Peel and Waste Management of Canada Corporation to extend the term of the contract by nine months to September 30, 2016, with the continuation of the existing bag based service as described in the subject report;

And further, that bi-weekly cart-based garbage and recycling collection begin in the Town of Caledon in October 2015;

And further, that bi-weekly cart-based garbage and recycling collection begin in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga in October 2016 with the commencement of the new collection contracts;

And further, that weekly cart-based organic collection begin in the Town of Caledon, and Cities of Brampton and Mississauga in October 2016 with the commencement of the new collection contracts;

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

Carried 2013-577

RESOLUTION 2013-577 RESCINDED BY 2013-956

PW-B3. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2013-3) meeting held on June 6, 2013

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2013-3) meeting held on June 6, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-578

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-6-2013:

That the agenda for the June 6, 2013, Waste Management Committee meeting include an oral update regarding the Waste Diversion Act, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the June 6, 2013, Waste Management Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2013-579

See also Resolution 2013-587

3. DELEGATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Community Recycling Centre Flat Rate Pilot Project

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2013-582 and 2013-583

  b) Establishment of Markets for Finished Compost
      Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management and Larry Conrad, Manager, Waste Operations

Received 2013-580

See also Resolution 2013-581

c) Compost Delivery Program

RECOMMENDATION WM-7-2013:

That the Region of Peel discontinue the residential component of its compost delivery program once the existing backlog of customers have been satisfied.

Approved 2013-581

See also Resolution 2013-580

Item 4a was considered.

a) Community Recycling Centre Flat Rate Pilot Project

RECOMMENDATION WM-8-2013:

That the current pay-by-weight method of payment continue to be utilized at the Region of Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs);

And further, that the flat rate method of payment be used at the CRCs at times when the weigh scale system is not operational.

Approved 2013-582

See also Resolution 2013-583

RECOMMENDATION WM-9-2013:

Whereas, the Members of the Waste Management Committee expressed concern about the length of wait time required to process vehicles at Community Recycling Centres (CRCs);

Therefore be it resolved, that staff be authorized to initiate pilot changes to CRC operations, designed to reduce overall wait times at peak periods, to be funded within the existing 2013 Regional budget;

And further, that staff report back to a future meeting of the Waste Management Committee with information on the measures taken and results achieved on the pilot changes.

Approved 2013-583

See also Resolution 2013-582

d) Addition of Mixed Rigid Plastics to the Blue Box Recycling Program

RECOMMENDATION WM-10-2013:

That the Region of Peel Blue Box Recycling Program be amended to include Mixed Rigid Plastics;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate and approve the necessary capital improvements to the Material Recovery Facility with Canada Fibers Ltd. to process Mixed Rigid Plastics for an estimated capital cost of $3,107,500 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

And further, that funds be provided from Capital Project 12-6610 in the amount of $3,107,500;

And further, that staff be authorized to negotiate and approve the required contract amendments with Canada Fibers Ltd. to process Mixed Rigid Plastics for an estimated increase to the net annual operating cost of approximately $330,000 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008;

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

Approved 2013-584

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Better Farming Article by Mike Mulhern, titled “Compost from Green-Bin Waste Gaining Traction”

Received 2013-585

b) Minutes of the Peel Curing Facility Public Liaison Committee Meeting held on February 13, 2013

Received 2013-586

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS – Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Item – Item 7a:

a) Update Regarding the Waste Diversion Act (Oral)

Received 2013-587

See also Resolution 2013-579


PW-C. WATER

PW-C1. Professional Engineering Services for the Caledon East Reservoir Expansion, Capital Projects 07-1965, 11-1190, 12-1855 and 13-1904, Document Number 2013-044P - Town of Caledon, Wards 1, 3 and 4

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the contract (Document 2013-044P) for professional engineering services for detailed design and contract administration for the Caledon East Reservoir Expansion be awarded to Gamsby and Mannerow Limited in the estimated amount of $1,323,366 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 07-1965, 11-1190, 12-1855 and 13-1904, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2013-588


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Dolly Goyette, Director, Central Region, Ministry of the Environment, Letter dated May 27, 2013, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated March 21, 2013 Regarding the Region of Peel Proposal to Include a Lake-Based Water Servicing Option in its Class Environmental Assessment Study of Water Supply Options for the Communities of Cheltenham and Terra Cotta in the Town of Caledon

Received 2013-589

Councillor Tovey advised that he recently attended the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiatives where the Region of Peel won a Water Conservation Award. Councillor Tovey extended congratulations to the Commissioner of Public Works and Public Works staff.

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. LONG TERM CARE

HE-A1. Caregiver First – Expanded Adult Day Services at Sheridan Villa Long Term Care Centre

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the annual amount of $195,681, funded through the Local Health Integration Network and user fees, be added to the 2013 budget;

And further, that the permanent addition of 2.1 FTE to deliver additional services, be approved.

Carried 2013-590


HE-B. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-B1. Term of Council Priority “Supportive Environments for Healthy Living” Update

Received 2013-591

HE-B2. Public Health Performance Management Initiatives

Received 2013-592

HE-B3. Maintaining the Gains, Moving the Yardstick: A Summary of the 2011 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Ontario

Received 2013-593


7. BY-LAWS - Nil


8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding the August 1, 2013 Regional Council meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the Regional Council meeting scheduled for August 1, 2013, be cancelled.

Carried 2013-594

Additional Items – Items 8b to 8e inclusive:

b) Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Administration Department, Town of Caledon, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Town of Caledon Position Regarding Proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications (Proposed Warehouse Distribution Centre) Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited - 13074, 13218, 13226, 13240, 13262 and 13304 Coleraine Drive Northwest Quadrant of Coleraine Drive and Healey Road, Town of Caledon (Bolton), Ward: 4 (File Numbers: POPA 12-03 and RZ 12-05)”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-550

c) Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Administration Department, Town of Caledon, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Recommendation and Report titled “Town of Caledon Position Regarding Alternative Options, Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited, Northwest Quadrant of Coleraine Drive and Healey Road, Town of Caledon (Bolton), Ward: 4 (File Numbers: POPA 12-03 and RZ 12-05)”

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-551

d) Resolution from Councillor Morrison in Support of the Town of Caledon Request to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to Issue a Minister’s Zoning Order Regarding the Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited Application

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-552

e) Electing a Regional Chair for the Region of Peel (Oral)

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That staff prepare a report for the next Regional Council meeting based on the following:

1. Outline the present position on electing the Chair of the Region of Peel;

2. Outline the process to be followed as indicated in any legislation in electing a Chair of the Region across the Region of Peel;

3. Status of the present action by other Regions in the 905 area and status of the provincial approval to-date.

Carried 2013-595

See also Resolution 2013-549


9. NOTICES OF MOTION

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 permitted 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.

Carried 2013-596


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 2:50 p.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:

Councillors Moore and Saito exited the meeting room due to their previously declared conflicts of interest related to Item 10.1a, listed on the June 27, 2013 Regional Council agenda.

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That Council proceed “In Camera” to consider Council reports and related by-law relating to the following:

Additional Item:

Carried 2013-597

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That Council proceed out of “In Camera”.

Carried 2013-598

Council moved out of closed session at 3:00 p.m.

Items 10.1b to 10.10.1e inclusive were dealt with.

1. Staff Reports

b) Proposed Lease Renewal/Amending Agreement, City of Brampton, Ward 8 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into a Lease Renewal/Amending Agreement with The Corporation of the City of Brampton, as Landlord, for approximately 8,947 square feet (831.20 square metres) of space at 150 Central Park Drive, Suites 9, 13, 302, 307 and 308, City of Brampton for a three (3) year term plus two one (1) year options to renew;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Renewal/Amending Agreement be provided from Cost Centres HA00007 and NH00015;

And further, that the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services be authorized to execute any documents required to exercise the options to renew contained in the Lease Renewal/Amending Agreement;

And further, that the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction and to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Lease.

Carried 2013-599

c) Lease Proposal Agreement – City of Mississauga, Ward 9 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into a Lease Proposal Agreement with First Capital (Meadowvale) Corporation as Landlord, for approximately 5,650 square feet (524.9 square metres) of space in the Meadowvale Town Centre located at 6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, City of Mississauga, to exercise its option to extend for a second term of five (5) years commencing January 1, 2014 expiring December 31, 2018 and amend the agreement to include one (1) option to renew for an additional five (5) year term;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Proposal Agreement be provided from Cost Centre HA00009;

And further, that the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services be authorized to exercise this option to extend and to execute any ancillary documents;

And further, that the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction and to execute all necessary notices and other documents to register Notice of Lease.

Carried 2013-600

d) Expropriation Proceedings Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) Widening from Bramalea Road to Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) – City of Brampton, Wards 9 and 10 – Town of Caledon, Ward 2 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the Report of the Inquiry Officer, David Vine, dated May 24, 2013, from a Hearing of Necessity pursuant to the Expropriations Act, be considered and the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-34958, for the purpose of widening Mayfield Road and works ancillary thereto, and the expropriation of a permanent easement or rights in the nature of a permanent easement in, under, over, through, across, along and upon the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-34958, for purposes to construct, install, operate, maintain, inspect, alter, remove, replace, reconstruct, enlarge and repair drainage ditches, culverts, headwalls and/or retaining walls and related appurtenances and sideslopes and grading appurtenant to Mayfield Road, be approved, and the written reasons be adopted and provided to the registered owner(s) of the decision to expropriate as set out in the report of the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Commissioner of Public Works dated May 14, 2013 and titled “Expropriation Proceedings – Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) Widening from Bramalea Road to Regional Road 7 (Airport Road)” in accordance with subsections 8(1) and 8(2) of the Expropriations Act;

And further, that a by-law be enacted authorizing and directing that the following steps be taken with respect to the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-34958, for the purpose of widening Mayfield Road and works ancillary thereto, and the permanent easement or rights in the nature of a permanent easement in, under, over, through, across, along and upon the lands described as Part of Lot 17, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-34958, for purposes to construct, install, operate, maintain, inspect, alter, remove, replace, reconstruct, enlarge and repair drainage ditches, culverts, headwalls and/or retaining walls and related appurtenances and sideslopes and grading appurtenant to Mayfield Road;

(a) approval of the expropriation;
(b) execution of a Certificate of Approval;
(c) registration of a Plan of Expropriation;
(d) service of the Notice of Expropriation, Notice of Possession and Notice of Election;
(e) preparation of an appraisal report of the market value of the expropriated lands and, if applicable, damages for injurious affection and other compensation, be obtained;
(f) service upon the registered owners of offers of full compensation and the offer for immediate payment of 100 per cent of the market value of the expropriated lands in accordance with s.25 of the Expropriations Act, together with the appraisal report;
(g) payment of compensation offered pursuant to s.25 of the Expropriations Act, upon acceptance by the owners; and
(h) all necessary steps be taken to obtain possession of the lands.

Carried 2013-601

See also Resolution 2013-604

Additional Item – 10.1e:

e) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (Oral)

Received 2013-602

See also Resolution 2013-559

Item 10.1a was dealt with.

a) Labour Relations (Labour relations or employee negotiations)

Received 2013-603


10. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA MATTERS

Three Readings:

By-law 57-2013: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 17, Concession 5 East of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R- 34958.

Moved by Councillor Hames,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the by-law relating to In Camera Item 10.1d, being By-law 57-2013, 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 2013-604

See also Resolution 2012-601


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That By-law 61-2013 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 27, 2013, and to authorize the execution of documents in accordance with the Region of Peel 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 2013-605


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 3:04 p.m.


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair