July 4, 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 Reports
    Pride Week - July 19 to 28, 2013
  1. Staff Reports
     
7. By-laws
8. Other Business
9. Notices of Motion
10. In Camera Matters
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
July 4, 2013

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:38 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Moore 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; P. Mullin; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; A. Thompson; J. Tovey*; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: P. Palleschi, due to vacation; M. Morrison, due to vacation
     
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; S. Hall, Acting 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; J. Schwartz, Acting Legislative Technical Coordinator

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Miles declared a conflict of interest with respect to the June 27, 2013 Closed Session Minutes, Item 10.2a, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Moore declared a conflict of interest with respect to the June 27, 2013 Closed Session Minutes, Item 10.2a, as family members are employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Saito declared a conflict of interest with respect to the June 27, 2013 Closed Session Minutes, Item 10.2a, as family members are employed with the Region of Peel.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) June 27, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 27, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2013-606

Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:38 a.m.


4.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the agenda for the July 4, 2013 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2013-607

Councillor Moore noted that the request from the Council of the City of Brampton, listed on the July 4, 2013 Regional Council agenda as Other Business – Item 8b is for a representative from the City of Brampton to delegate to the September 26, 2013 Regional Council meeting.


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Greg Roach, Chair, The Pride Committee of Peel and Braedon Diaz, Resident of Brampton, Promoting the Pride Committee of Peel's 10th Anniversary and Pride Week in Peel

Received 2013-608

See also Resolution 2013-609

Greg Roach, Co-Founder and Current Chair, The Pride Committee of Peel, provided an overview of events planned to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Pride Committee of Peel and Pride Week Peel, including a family picnic to be held July 20, 2013 at Chinguacousy Park.

Braedon Diaz, a youth from Brampton spoke of his support of Pride Week and the importance of the event to his family.

Councillor Moore encouraged Members of Regional Council to attend the family picnic at Chinguacousy Park on July 20, 2013 and to show their support for inclusiveness and diversity in the Region of Peel by displaying Pride Week Ally signs.


6. REPORTS

1. Proclamation Reports

a) Pride Week – July 19 to 28, 2013

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Hames;

That July 19 to 28, 2013 be proclaimed “Pride Week” in The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2013-609

See also Resolution 2013-608


2. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. Youth Violence Prevention

Received 2013-610

Councillor Crombie arrived at 9:49 a.m.
Councillor Tovey arrived at 9:51 a.m.
Councillor Fonseca arrived at 9:58 a.m.

Councillor Sprovieri inquired if staff were aware of any studies conducted that examined the potential relationship between youth violence and IQ.

Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, stated that the Review of the Roots of Youth Violence Report released by the Province of Ontario in 2008 included a comprehensive literature review and stakeholder engagement on the issues related to youth violence including access to mental health services, unstable housing and poverty.

Councillor Moore advised that the Province of Ontario recently released the Ontario Youth Strategy that builds on the work of the Review of the Roots of Youth Violence and she requested that staff report back to a future meeting of Regional Council with details of the Strategy.

Councillor Paterak suggested that in determining the causes of youth violence, consideration should be given to the impact of learning disabilities on youth and access to supports.

Councillor Saito requested staff to provide Councillor Sprovieri with a copy of the Review of the Roots of Youth Violence Report and related past Council reports, noting that it contains a lot of data and research related to youth violence and staff do not need to duplicate that work.

In response to a question from Councillor Saito, Councillor Moore advised that the forum being planned by the Region of Peel, United Way of Peel Region and Peel Regional Police, targeting youth and organizations serving youth and their families living in high risk and disadvantaged communities, would take place in October, 2013.

HE-A2. Report of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC-2013-1) meeting held on June 20, 2013

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the report of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC-2013-1) meeting held on June 20, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-611

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION APSC-1-2013:

That Councillor Foley be appointed Chair of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-612

RECOMMENDATION APSC-2-2013:

That Councillor Moore be appointed Vice-Chair of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-613

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION APSC-3-2013:

That the agenda for the June 20, 2013, Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee meeting include an additional recommendation to be dealt with under Other Business as Item 7a;

And further, that the agenda for the June 20, 2013 Aging Population Term of Council Steering Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2013-614

4. DELEGATIONS - Nil

5. REPORTS

  a) Mandate and Schedule for the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee
      Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services

Received 2013-615

See also Resolution 2013-616

RECOMMENDATION APSC-4-2013:

That staff poll all Committee members to find the best possible alternative meeting dates based on attendance for the proposed July and August 2013 meetings;

And further, that the rest of the schedule as outlined in Appendix II of the report of the Commissioner of Health Services, the Commissioner of Human Services and the Medical Officer of Health, dated May 28, 2013, titled “Mandate and Schedule for the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee”, be approved, in principle.

Approved 2013-616

See also Resolution 2013-615

6. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Regional Council Support of Advocacy Efforts in Palliative Sector

RECOMMENDATION APSC-5-2013:

Whereas, the seniors population in Peel, and throughout Ontario, continues to grow;

And whereas, the hospice palliative care sector fulfills a vital role in the Ontario health care system by ensuring that all Ontarians have access to the services they need to die in dignity and are provided supports and respect at the end of life that is consistent with other natural phases of life;

And whereas, sector organizations like Quality Hospice Palliative Care Coalition of Ontario (QHPCCO) and Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) have been advocating and working with the Government of Ontario to inform policy and promote awareness, education, knowledge transfer and best practices in the pursuit of quality hospice palliative care in Ontario;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council supports the advocacy efforts of the QHPCCO and HPCO to work with the Government of Ontario and the Local Health Integrated Networks to provide Ontario’s hospice palliative care sector with the significantly increased funding required to enhance, build and sustain an integrated system of quality, safe, coordinated and comprehensive hospice palliative care services.

Approved 2013-617


HE-B. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-B1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2013-2) meeting held on June 20, 2013

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2013-2) meeting held on June 20, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-618

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2013:

That Councillor Palleschi be appointed Chair of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-619

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-3-2013:

That Councillor McFadden be appointed Vice-Chair of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-620

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-4-2013:

That the agenda for the June 20, 2013, Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2013-621

4. DELEGATIONS – Nil

5. REPORTS

a) Paramedic Services 2012 Annual Report

Received 2013-622

  b) Public Access Defibrillation in the Region of Peel
      Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services

Received 2013-623

See also Resolution 2013-624

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-5-2013:

That staff report back to Regional Council on the projected costs to establish a Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Program in the Region of Peel;

And further, that the subject report contain the projected costs to equip Regional Buildings and Facilities with Automated External Defibrillators (AED) beginning immediately in 2013;

And further, that the subject report contain the projected costs to expand the education and programming for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training throughout the Region of Peel on an ongoing basis.

Approved 2013-624

See also Resolution 2013-623


HE-C. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-C1. Province-Wide Adoption of the Air Quality Health Index

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the Ontario Ministry of the Environment adopt the Air Quality Health Index as the only tool to communicate the status of air quality to the public.

Carried 2013-625

HE-C2. Review of Peel Public Health Influenza Immunization Clinics and Inclusion of Pharmacists in Ontario's Universal Influenza Immunization Program

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

That Peel Public Health continue to offer influenza immunization clinics in large malls within Mississauga and Brampton, and in one location in Caledon;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, on behalf of Regional Council, to advocate for an increase in the per dose funding of influenza immunization by Ontario public health units to match the funding to pharmacists who administer influenza immunization.

Carried 2013-626

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Income Disparity in Peel

Received 2013-627



HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Additional Authorization for the Bridge Loan for Supportive Housing in Peel, Hansen Project, 247 Queen Street East – City of Brampton, Ward 3

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That Resolution 2013-321 from the April 25, 2013 Regional Council meeting, be amended.

Carried by a two-thirds majority 2013-628

See also Resolution 2013-629

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That Resolution 2013-321 be amended to read in full as follows:

That Supportive Housing in Peel’s (SHIP’s) request for an interest bearing bridge loan from the Region of Peel for the development of 205 units of affordable housing at 247 Queen Street East, Brampton (the Project) in an amount of up to $19 million be authorized subject to the settlement of satisfactory terms and conditions;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer, the Commissioner of Human Services and the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services (Officers) acting unanimously and in consultation with the Regional Solicitor be delegated the authority to determine, settle or waive satisfactory terms and conditions upon which the approved bridge loan is to be made available to SHIP, including but not limited to the terms of SHIP’s repayment of the approved bridge loan, and if satisfied to approve the execution of all agreements and ancillary documents necessary or desirable in the opinion of the Officers for the purposes of the bridge loan, or to otherwise facilitate the Project.

Carried 2013-629

See also Resolution 2013-628

Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, explained that an amendment to Resolution 2013-321 was necessary because at the time the resolution was passed by Regional Council on April 25, 2013, authorizing an interest bearing bridge loan of up to $19 million for Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP), SHIP had been negotiating with Infrastructure Ontario as its sole lender for the project. SHIP now will be looking to negotiate with different lenders for Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)-insured financing as an alternative financing for the project. Staff are seeking the delegated authority and flexibility to continue working through the summer months and beyond and beyond with SHIP and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) in order to finalize the financing for the project.

In response to questions from Councillor Moore, Janet Menard confirmed that $1.5 million is still the total financial contribution to the project by the Region of Peel since the $19 million bridge loan requested in the report would be paid back over time, with interest, by SHIP. She also noted that while Infrastructure Ontario has not been ruled out as a lender, their conditions for financing have changed, and it is unclear at this point whether their financing is guaranteed.

In response to a question from Councillor Starr, Janet Menard noted that the Province of Ontario is particular about not funding the commercial retail space on the ground floor of the project and associated parking. The additional time and due diligence required to divide and provide the assurances of how the funding allocations will be used on the various parts of the project, has not cost the Region of Peel more than their $1.5 million financial contribution, only the extra time to structure and finalize the transaction.


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Proposed Road Closure, Transfer of Region Owned Lands and Access Agreement in Connection with Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Reconstruction from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road), Capital Project 03-4010 - Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the lands described as Part of Lot 34, Concession 3, East of Hurontario Street and Part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 3 and 4, East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 24 and 25 on Reference Plan 43R-34870 be stopped up, closed and deprived of its character as public highway or street;

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

And further, that notice of the proposed by-law and proposed conveyance of land be advertised in accordance with Regional Policy.

Carried 2013-630

See also Resolutions 2013-631, 2013-632 and 2013-657

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the lands described as Part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 3 and 4, East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 10, 11 and 15 on Reference Plan 43R-34870 be declared surplus to the needs of The Corporation of The Regional Municipality of Peel upon passing of a by-law to stop up, close and deprive the land of its character as public highway or street.

Carried 2013-631

See also Resolutions 2013-630, 2013-632 and 2013-657

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel (as Vendor) enter into an agreement with Jackie Leggo and Yolan Esther Leggo (as Purchaser) for the gratuitous conveyance of lands described as Part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 3 and 4, East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 10, 11 and 15 on Reference Plan 43R-34870;

And further, that the access over lands described as Part of the Original Road Allowance between Concessions 3 and 4, East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 12, 16 and 22 on Reference Plan 43R-34870, and Part of Lot 34, Concession 4, East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 23 on Reference Plan 43R-34870, for the purpose of access to Dixie Road (the “Access”) be permitted;

And further, that The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an Access Agreement with Jackie Leggo and Yolan Esther Leggo for the Access on terms and conditions satisfactory to the Commissioner of Employee and Business Services and the Regional Solicitor;

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

And further, that any documents relating thereto or required to complete this transaction be executed by the Region’s duly authorized signing officers.

Carried 2013-632

See also Resolutions 2013-630, 2013-631 and 2013-657

MA-A2. Proposed Transfer of Region Owned Land and Proposed Transfer of a Permanent Hydro Aerial Easement at the Bramalea Bulk Water Station on Bramalea Road South of Mayfield Road - City of Brampton, Ward 9

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That 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 13 on Reference Plan 43R-35026, and the permanent easement 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, more particularly described as Part 14 on Reference Plan 43R-35026 be declared surplus to the needs of the Regional Corporation.

Carried 2013-633

See also Resolution 2013-634

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel (as Vendor) enter into an agreement with Brampton (Northeast) Shopping Centres Limited (as Purchaser) for the purchase of fee simple lands from the Region 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 13 on Reference Plan 43R-35026 and for the purchase of a permanent easement interest in 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 14 on Reference Plan 43R-35026;

And further, that net proceeds from the sale be credited into Water Capital Financing Stabilization Reserve R0241.

Carried 2013-634

See also Resolutions 2013-633


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. Triannual Financial Performance Report as at April 30, 2013

Received 2013-635

MA-B2. 2012 Treasury Report

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the 2013 Investment Limitations as outlined in Appendix I of the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated June 26, 2013, titled “2012 Treasury Report”, be approved.

Carried 2013-636

MA-B3. Amendments to By-law 56-2008 being a By-law to Establish the Interim Period Approvals Committee

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated June 21, 2013, titled “Amendments to By-law 56-2008 being a By-law to Establish the Interim Period Approvals Committee” be adopted;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented for enactment to amend By-law 56-2008.

Carried 2013-637

See also Resolution 2013-657

MA-B4. Report of the Debt Issuance Committee (DEBT-2013-2) meeting held on June 18, 2013

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the report of the Debt Issuance Committee (DEBT-2013-2) meeting held on June 18, 2013, be received.

Carried 2013-638

MA-B5. Report of the Emergency Management Program Committee (EMPC-2013-1) meeting held on June 20, 2013

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the report of the Emergency Management Program Committee (EMPC-2013-1) meeting held on June 20, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-639

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION EMPC-1-2013:

That Councillor Palleschi be appointed Chair of the Emergency Management Program Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-640

RECOMMENDATION EMPC-2-2013:

That Councillor Saito be appointed Vice-Chair of the Emergency Management Program Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2013-641

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EMPC-3-2013:

That the agenda for the June 20, 2013 Emergency Management Program Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-642

4. DELEGATIONS – Nil

5. REPORTS

a) Regional Fire Coordinators – 2012 Annual Report

Received 2013-643

b) Regional Emergency Management Program Update

Received 2013-644

MA-B6. Election of the Regional Chair

Received 2013-645

See also Resolutions 2013-646 and 2013-659

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That a Task Force consisting of the Mayors of Caledon, Brampton, Mississauga, the Regional Chair, the Chief Administrative Officers (or their designate) of the Region of Peel, Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and the Regional Clerk be set up to deal with the following items and report back to the September 26, 2013 Regional Council meeting:

  1. Election of Regional Chair
  2. Brampton’s request for additional Regional Council members.

Carried 2013-646

See also Resolutions 2013-645 and 2013-659

Councillor McCallion stated that in her opinion, the time is appropriate to consider changing the method of electing the Regional Chair to be by general vote. Councillor McCallion placed a motion, seconded by Councillor Fennell, to establish a Task Force that would report back to Regional Council with information related to the election of the Regional Chair and the City of Brampton’s request for additional Regional Council members.

Councillor Fennell indicated her support for reviewing the process for selecting the Regional Chair. She noted that there are several logistical questions related to implementing such a change including candidate registration details and election funding. Councillor Fennell stated that the City of Brampton is requesting that the report of the Honourable Justice George W. Adams issued in December, 2004 which recommended increasing Brampton’s regional representation from six to eleven, be acted upon.

Councillor Paterak noted that with the exception of the City of Toronto, Ontario Mayors and Chairs do not have extraordinary powers and that at the Region of Peel, there is rarely a need for the Regional Chair to exercise his vote. Councillor Paterak cautioned that Regional Chair candidates would need to raise a lot of money in order to effectively campaign across such a large geographic area and he suggested that the Region of Halton be consulted with respect to their experience with having an elected Chair, including any impacts related to costs, efficiencies and the political dynamic.

Councillor Crombie indicated her support for the proposed motion and suggested that the Task Force be requested to also conduct a review of the population distribution for wards in the City of Mississauga. However, it was determined by Members of Council that such a review should be initiated by the City of Mississauga.

Councillor Moore requested that the Task Force review the use of secret ballots versus open ballots for the appointment of the Regional Chair.

Regional Chair Kolb undertook to coordinate Task Force meetings through his office.


MA-C. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-C1. Commissioner of Human Services Elected President of Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA)

Received 2013-647

Councillor Whitehead congratulated Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services on her election as President of the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA).

Councillor Miles extended her congratulations to Janet Menard, noting that the Region of Peel continues to be a leader in the Province of Ontario.


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Selma Lussenberg, Vice President, Governance and Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Letter dated May 14, 2013, Advising of New Appointees to the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Board of Directors

Received 2013-648

MA-D2. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Co-ordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated May 30, 2013, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Recommendation and Report titled “Central Area Community Improvement Plan – Request for Inclusion in Development Charges Incentive Program – 247 Queen Street East – Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP)/Martinway Developments Inc. - Ward 3”

Referred to Corporate Services 2013-649

MA-D3. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, Memo dated May 30, 2013, Regarding a Stronger Municipal Voice in Renewable Energy Development

Received 2013-650

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. OPERATIONS SUPPORT

PW-A1. Update on Process to Replace Utility Billing System

Received 2013-651


PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. The Region of Peel Controlled Access By-law

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the consolidation of the Region of Peel Controlled Access By-law 59-77 and all related amendments as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated May 23, 2013, titled “The Region of Peel Controlled Access By-law”, be approved;

And further, that the new Region of Peel Controlled Access By-law incorporate the access control measures established in the “Regional Roads Characterization Study (RCS) Section III: Access Control” approved by Regional Council on May 9, 2013 under Resolution 2013-376;

And further, that upon approval of the new Region of Peel Controlled Access By-law, staff discontinue the interim policy (Resolution 2012-515) to limit access to Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) to two access points between Concession Roads for all future developments and planning instruments, including Secondary Plans and/or Block Plans, if applicable, for which secondary plan approval of access has not yet occurred in the Town of Caledon and the City of Brampton;

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

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

Carried 2013-652

See also Resolution 2013-657

PW-B2. Review of Existing Flashing Speed Limit Zones and a Revision to the Times of Operation on Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) and Regional Road 8 (The Gore Road) – City of Brampton, Wards 6 and 10

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the existing flashing 40 kilometres per hour speed limit zone with respect to the hours of operation on Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) from 250 metres (820 feet) west of Cliffside Drive to 270 metres (886 feet) east of Heritage Road be revised to operate from 8:40 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. and from 2:40 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. on school days;

And further, that the existing flashing 40 kilometres per hour speed limit zone with respect to the hours of operation on Regional Road 8 (The Gore Road) from 35 metres (115 feet) north of Fitzpatrick Drive to 90 metres (295 feet) south of Castlemore Road be revised to operate from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., from 10:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days;

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

And further, that Peel Regional Police be advised.

Carried 2013-653

See also Resolution 2013-657

PW-B3. Speed Limit Revision on Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road) from 180 Metres East of Creditview Road to 600 Metres West of the North Leg of Chinguacousy Road – Town of Caledon, Wards 1 and 2

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road) be reduced from 50 kilometres per hour to 40 kilometres per hour from 180 metres (590 feet) east of Creditview Road to 600 metres (1,968 feet) west of the north leg of Chinguacousy Road, Town of Caledon;

And further, that the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road) be increased from 50 kilometres per hour to 60 kilometres per hour from Creditview Road to 180 metres (590 feet) east of Creditview Road, Town of Caledon;

And further, that speed cushions, “SLOW” pavement markings, and Vehicle Actuated Traffic Calming Signs (VATCS) be used in the vicinity of the Cheltenham Badlands to enhance safety;

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

And further, that the Ontario Provincial Police be advised.

Carried 2013-654

See also Resolution 2013-657

PW-B4. Steeles Avenue – Churchville Village Traffic Control Signals Evaluation - City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

Whereas Regional Council received the report and Recommendation CW-079-2013 from the City of Brampton Committee of Council titled "Churchville Village Traffic Study (Ward 6)" at its meeting held on May 9, 2013, with a direction to staff to report back to a future meeting of Regional Council, under Resolution 2013-428;

And whereas, clause 4 of Recommendation CW079-2013 requested the Region of Peel to expedite its monitoring and consideration of traffic control signals at the intersections of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) with the two entrance points into the Churchville Village (Creditview Road West – south leg and Churchville Road) in recognition of the existing and potential development in this area and vehicular and pedestrian activities at these intersections;

And whereas, Regional staff do not recommend the installation of traffic control signals at the intersections of Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) at Creditview Road West (south leg) and Churchville Road;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional staff continue to monitor and assess each location regularly taking into consideration potential increases in traffic volume, collisions and increases in pedestrian activity as part of the traffic control signals warrant process;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated May 23, 2013, titled “Steeles Avenue – Churchville Village Traffic Control Signals Evaluation, City of Brampton, Ward 6” and resolution be forwarded to the City of Brampton for information.

Carried 2013-655

PW-B5. Professional Engineering Services to Support a Class ‘B’ Environmental Assessment for Improvements to Two Intersections on Erin Mills Parkway at Burnhamthorpe Road and at Dundas Street, Capital Projects 11-4250 and 11-4217, Document Number 2013-223P – City of Mississauga, Wards 2 and 8

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the contract (Document 2013-223P) for professional engineering services to support a Schedule “B” Class Environmental Assessment Study for improvements to Erin Mills Parkway/Burnhamthorpe Road West and Erin Mills Parkway/Dundas Street West intersections be awarded to CIMA Canada Inc. in the estimated amount of $302,159 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 11-4250 and 11-4217, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2013-656


7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 62-2013: A by-law to consolidate and amend the by-laws that designate Regional roads as controlled access roads and to prohibit or regulate the construction and use of any access onto a Regional road, and to repeal By-law Numbers 59-77, 45-83, 120-83, 56-93 and 75-2012.

By-law 63-2013: A by-law to amend the current times of operation of the flashing speed limit zones on Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) and Regional Road 8 (The Gore Road), and to amend By-law Number 15-2013 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 64-2013: A by-law to reduce the speed limits on Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road) from 50 km/h to 40 km/h from 180 metres east of Creditview Road to 600 metres west of Chinguacousy Road; and further, to increase the speed limit on Regional Road 12 (Olde Base Line Road) from 50 km/h to 60 km/h from Creditview Road to 180 metres east of Creditview Road, and to amend By-law Number 15-2013 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 65-2013: A by-law to stop-up, close, and deprive of its character as part of the public highway those lands described as Part of Lot 34, Concession 3, East of Hurontario Street and Part of the Road Allowance between Concessions 3 and 4 East of Hurontario Street, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 24 and 25 on Reference Plan 43R-34870 known as Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road).

By-law 66-2013: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit access onto parts of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) in the Town of Caledon.

By-law 67-2013: A by-law to amend By-law 56-2008, being a by-law to establish an Interim Period Approvals Committee.

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 62-2013 to 67-2013 inclusive, 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 2013-657

See also Resolutions 2013-630 to 2013-632 inclusive, 2013-637 and 2013-652 to 2013-654 inclusive



8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Resolution Regarding Funding of Peel Children’s Aid Society (CAS)

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

Whereas, the Peel Children’s Aid Society (CAS) receive 12,000 calls from the community each year from concerned citizens;

And whereas, Peel CAS works with 10,000 families and touch the lives of more than 20,000 children each year in the Region of Peel;

And whereas, the Region of Peel has the second highest population with 1.3 million people and remains one of the fastest growing populations in Ontario;

And whereas, Peel’s child population grew by seven per cent between 2006 and 2011;

And whereas, investments in child protection and intervention contribute to long term savings in education, health and social services, and the criminal justice system;

And whereas, The Ministry of Children and Youth Services state that Peel CAS is eligible for $93 million under the new funding model;

And whereas, the approved funding model has been placed under a mitigation cap of 2 per cent limiting funding to under $62 million for the fiscal year 2013-2014 – a shortfall of $31 million;

And whereas, the proposed funding formula over the next five years will only increase funding by 10 per cent, creating a multi-million dollar shortfall against the formula;

And whereas, the shortfall in funding impacts the ability of the Peel CAS to maintain the same high level of care for families and children;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Minister of Children and Youth Services commit to providing the Peel CAS with full funding, free from any mitigation cap, under the Province of Ontario’s new funding model;

And further, that the Regional Chair write to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, on behalf of Regional Council, to convey this resolution;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be sent to all Peel-area MPs and MPPs for their information and support.

Carried 2013-658

Councillor Saito requested that a copy of the resolution regarding Funding of Peel Children’s Aid Society be sent to all Peel-area MPs and MPPs.

b) Request from the Council of the City of Brampton to Delegate to the September 26, 2013, Regional Council meeting, Regarding the Composition of Regional Council

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the request from the Council of the City of Brampton for a City of Brampton representative to delegate to the September 26, 2013 Regional Council meeting regarding the Composition of Regional Council, be approved.

Carried 2013-659

See also Resolutions 2013-645 and 2013-646


9. NOTICES OF MOTION
- Nil


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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


1. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Parking License Extension Agreement (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into a Parking Licence Extension Agreement with Morguard Corporation and Bramalea City Centre Equities Inc. by their agent, Morguard Investments Limited, as Landlord, for 242 underground parking spaces at Bramalea City Centre, 25 Peel Centre Drive, City of Brampton, for a further term of four (4) years commencing on August 1, 2013, expiring on July 31, 2017;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Parking Licence Extension Agreement be provided from Cost Centre NH00002.

Carried 2013-660

b) Proposed Property Acquisition Pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990 c.E. 26 - City of Mississauga, Ward 5 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, enter into an Agreement with Premier Candle Corp., as Tenant, pursuant to Section 30 of the Expropriations Act, R.S.O., 1990, c.E.26, for consent to the Region’s occupation and use of and the release of the leasehold interest in the permanent and temporary easement lands described as followed:

  • permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 2, East of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 2, 4, 7 and 10 on Reference Plan 43R-35191 for the purpose of construction, installation, operation, maintenance, inspection, alteration, removal, replacement, reconstruction, enlargement and repair of feedermains and watermains and all related appurtenances and accessories thereto;

  • temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 5, Concession 2, East of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9 on Reference Plan 43R-35191 for the purpose of entering and occupying the land with all necessary vehicles, machinery, equipment and material required to facilitate and complete the construction of feedermains and watermains and works ancillary thereto for a term of thirty six months;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction, including the execution of all documents, Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Undertakings required.

Carried 2013-661

c) Payment of Compensation Pursuant to the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E. 26, West Brampton 1500 Millimetre Water Transmission Main - City of Brampton, Ward 6 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Final Settlement Agreement and Full and Final Release with Wayne Williamson Laidlaw and Gordon Terry Laidlaw, as Owner, for the full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 8, Concession 5, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Expropriation Plan PR1294986;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 03-1205.

Carried 2013-662

See also Resolutions 2013-663 to 2013-665 inclusive

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Final Settlement Agreement and Full and Final Release with Clifford James Laidlaw and Deborah Lynn Laidlaw, as Owner, for the full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of a permanent easement interest in the lands identified as Part Lot 8, Concession 5, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel being more particularly identified as Part 3 on Expropriation Plan PR1294986, and from the expropriation of a temporary easement interest in the lands described as Part Lot 8, Concession 5, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 2 on Expropriation Plan PR1294986;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 03-1205.

Carried 2013-663

See also Resolutions 2013-662, 2013-664 and 2013-665

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into a Final Settlement Agreement and Full and Final Release with Mary Lenore Laidlaw and Roy Giffen Laidlaw, as Owner, for the full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of a permanent easement interest in the lands described as Part Lot 9, Concession 5, West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 4 on Expropriation Plan PR1294986;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project
03-1205.

Carried 2013-664

See also Resolutions 2013-662, 2013-663 and 2013-665

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel execute the Water Service Agreement with Wayne Williamson Laidlaw, Gordon Terry Laidlaw, Gordon Harold Laidlaw, Rosemarie Laidlaw, Robert Joseph Vetro and Mary Lou Vetro for the provision of municipal water services;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 03-1205.

Carried 2013-665

See also Resolutions 2013-662 to 2013-664 inclusive


2. Approval of Minutes

a) June 27, 2013 Closed Session Minutes

Received 2013-666


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That By-law 68-2013 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on July 4, 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 2013-667


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 11:01 a.m.


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair