November 14, 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
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
November 14, 2013

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:35 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Sprovieri recited the prayer.

  Members Present:
G. Carlson; B. Crombie*; F. Dale; S. Fennell*; P. Foley; C. Fonseca, N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney*; H. McCallion; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; P. Saito¨, J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; J. Tovey*; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: S. Hames; S. McFadden, due to illness; A. Thompson, due to other municipal business
     
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; C. Cecchini, 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; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) October 24, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on October 24, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2013-920


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the agenda for the November 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting include a resolution regarding Councillor Palleschi’s membership on the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8b;

And further, that the agenda for the November 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting include a resolution regarding Councillor Paterak’s resignation from the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8c;

And further, that the agenda for the November 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting include a resolution regarding Councillor Fonseca’s membership on the Waste Management Committee, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8d;

And further, that the agenda for the November 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting include a request from Mary Jo Falle, President and Michel Revelin, Vice President, CUPE Local 966, to delegate to the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting, regarding the privatization of Regional Services, such as Long Term Care, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8e;

And further, that the agenda for the November 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting include a presentation by Regional Councillor Gael Miles to Regional Chair Kolb, regarding Brampton Safe City’s Local Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award, to be dealt with under Other Business – Item 8f;

And further, the agenda for the November 14, 2013 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2013-921

See also Resolutions 2013-987 to 2013-924 inclusive

Councillor Tovey arrived at 9:39 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Karanbir Brar, Linda Bui and Tasia Folkes, Youth Volunteers, Peel Action Team for Health (PATH) Committee, Providing Information Regarding the Recent Peel Student Food Expo at the Mississauga Convention Centre

Received 2013-922

See also Resolution 2013-923

Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Director of Health, introduced Linda Bui, Tasia Folkes, and Karanbir Brar, Youth Volunteers, Peel Action Team for Health (PATH) Committee, who provided information regarding the Peel Student Food Expo held at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 17, 2013. They described how the event was a success, attracting the interest and participation of youth, food service providers, and public officials in experiencing the changing trends in youth food preferences. The PATH Committee recognizes great potential for locally grown, healthy food to be available in schools and cafeterias in the Region of Peel.

In response to a question from Councillor Fonseca, Karanbir Brar stated that the continued promotion of the message to young people that simple, healthy ingredients taste great is one of the PATH’s goals. He informed that all the recipes used comply with the Ontario Food and Beverage Policy for schools and the menu labelling targeted to youth illustrates how ingredients used in recipes do not always have to be high in calories and sodium to taste good.

Councillor Mahoney arrived at 9:47 a.m., due to other municipal business.
Councillor Crombie arrived at 9:53 a.m.

Items Related to Health – Item HE-D1 was dealt with.

HE-D. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-D1. Update on School Health Program

Received 2013-923

See also Resolutions 2013-922, 2013-975 and 2013-976

Additional Item – Item 8f was dealt with.

8. OTHER BUSINESS

f) Brampton Safe City Local Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award for Safety (Oral)

Received 2013-924

See also Resolution 2013-921

Councillor Gael Miles advised that on November 13, 2013, Regional Chair Kolb was honoured with Brampton Safe City’s “Local Heroes – Lifetime Achievement Award for Safety” in recognition of his commitment to community safety. Councillor Miles presented Regional Chair Kolb with a plaque.


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Proposed Transfer of a Permanent Easement to Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc. in the Region of Peel - 1 Foot (0.3m) Reserve and Buffer Blocks Resulting from Intersection Improvements at Regional Road #107 (Bovaird Drive West) and Brisdale Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That a permanent easement interest in, under, over, through, across, along and upon lands described as Part of Blocks 61 and 63 on Registered Plan 43M-1404, and Part of Blocks 335 and 354 on Registered Plan 43M-1360, and part of Blocks 239 and 256 on Registered Plan 43M-1400, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on Reference Plan 43R-35078, be declared surplus to the needs of the Corporation of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2013-925

See also Resolution 2013-926

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That a permanent easement interest be transferred gratuitously to Hydro One Brampton Networks Inc., for the purpose of installing, constructing, repairing, replacing and maintaining pole support wires, down guys and anchors to its overhead lines of electrical power and service including telecommunication facilities and all related appurtenances and accessories thereto in, under, over, through, across, along and upon the lands described as Part of Blocks 61 and 63 on Registered Plan 43M-1404, and Part of Blocks 335 and 354 on Registered Plan 43M-1360, and Part of Blocks 239 and 256 on Registered Plan 43M-1400, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 on Reference Plan 43R-35078.

Carried 2013-926

See also Resolution 2013-925

MA-A2. Encroachment Agreement - Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Owner: 2022662 Ontario Inc. - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the encroachment on Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) being an existing pylon sign on an existing concrete base located at the southwest corner of Dixie Road and Highway 401, in the City of Mississauga, be permitted in accordance with the terms and conditions in the Encroachment Agreement dated August 28, 2013 between The Regional Municipality of Peel and 2022662 Ontario Inc.;

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

Carried 2013-927

See also Resolution 2013-985


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

  MA-B1. Implementation of the Long Term Financial Planning Strategy – Phase II
     

Presentation by Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; and Troy Mander, Manager, Corporate Asset Management

Received 2013-928

See also Resolution 2013-929

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the Asset Management Policy, as set out in Appendix I of the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services dated October 16, 2013, titled “Implementation of the Long Term Financial Planning Strategy – Phase II”, be approved;

And further, that the Asset Levels of Service as set out in Schedule I to the Asset Management Policy of the subject report, be approved;

And further, that the Reserve Management Policy, as set out in Appendix II of the subject report, be approved;

And further, that the Budget Policy be amended to remove the sections related to reserve management as set out in Appendix III of the subject report;

And further, that staff be authorized to align the reserves, reserve funds and specialty funds, as set out in Appendix IV of the subject report, to the Reserve Management Policy;

And further, that the proposed Cash Management Approach, as set out in the subject report, be endorsed;

And further, that the proposed modifications to other existing financial policies to enhance cash management, as outlined in Appendix V of the subject report, be approved.

Carried 2013-929

See also Resolution 2013-928

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

Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services provided an overview of the Long Term Financial Planning Strategy, reviewed Phase I of the Strategy and highlighted the implementation of Phase II. She advised that further reports would be presented at the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting in advance of 2014 budget deliberations. Troy Mander, Manager, Corporate Asset Management, presented an overview of the Asset Management policy and the 2013 Infrastructure Status Outlook Report.

Councillor Starr inquired as to who takes the lead in reviewing Public Works infrastructure programs. Troy Mander responded that Public Works staff establish departmental programs based on the levels of service required to meet the public service demands and that Financial Asset Management staff are provided with information on the life cycle strategies, costs and risks to replace infrastructure. Staff use the information to give an overall perspective for Regional Council to assist in prioritizing projects.

Councillor Whitehead commended staff for their dedicated work in building an efficient corporate model at the Region of Peel.

Councillor Saito departed at 10:30 a.m., due to a personal matter.

MA-B2. 2013 Infrastructure Status and Outlook Report

Received 2013-930

MA-B3. Update on Credit Ratings for Region of Peel – 2013

Received 2013-931

The Chief Administrative Officer stated that Regional Council had previously directed staff to bring in a budget with a maximum 1.8 per cent tax increase for 2014. He undertook to provide a summary of how the 1.8 per cent increase would be achieved without reliance on provincial uploading, during 2014 Budget deliberations.

In response to a question from Councillor Morrison, the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services advised that staff would be reporting to the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting regarding Development Charges and front end financing.

Councillor Mullin requested that the Chief Financial Officer report to a future Regional Council meeting on the savings realized as a result of provincial uploading and how the savings have been utilized.

MA-B4. Triannual Financial Performance Report as at August 31, 2013

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the budget increase of $3.4 million for Peel Regional Police 11 Division Expansion capital project 12-8301, funded from Police Development Charge Reserve R3640, be approved in order to accommodate additional growth-related expansion space of 12,700 square feet.

Carried 2013-932

In response to a question from Councillor Mullin, Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services undertook to report to a future meeting of Regional Council with a complete list of capital projects that have been deferred or delayed as a result of Regional Council and Management decisions or unforeseen complications.

MA-B5. Report of the Emergency Management Program Committee (EMPC-2013-2) meeting held on October 17, 2013

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the report of the Emergency Management Program Committee (EMPC-2013-2) meeting held on October 17, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-933

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EMPC-4-2013:

That the agenda for the October 17, 2013 Emergency Management Program Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-934

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) 2013 Annual Emergency Management Compliance Report

Received 2013-935

b) Amalgamation of the Office of the Fire Marshall and Emergency Management Ontario

Received 2013-936

c) Summary of 2013 Significant Events and Responses

Received 2013-937

d) Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games - Consequence Management Plan Update I

Received 2013-938

MA-B6. Report of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (CAAC-2013-2) meeting held on October 24, 2013

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (CAAC-2013-2) meeting held on October 24, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-939

In response to a question from Councillor Fonseca, Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, confirmed that staff are working to determine how to incorporate low impact development principles in regional roads and facilities projects.


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION CAAC-5-2013:

That the agenda for the October 24, 2013, Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-940

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) Evaluation of the Planning Fees Collection Process by Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Received 2013-941

b) Climate Change Work in Peel (Oral)

Presentations by:

I) Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division
II) Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
III) Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)

Received 2013-942


MA-C. EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS SERVICES

MA-C1. Use of Co-Op Students in the Customer Contact Centre

Received 2013-943


MA-D. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-D1. Media Release: From Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO), received September 26, 2013, Regarding Development Charges Act (DCA) Consultations

Received 2013-944

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services confirmed that staff would be reporting to Regional Council with a proposed submission to the Development Charges Act consultations.

MA-D2. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated October 3, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Resolution and Report titled “Mayfield West Secondary Plan: Preferred Framework Plan”

Received 2013-945

MA-D3. John Corbett, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 11, 2013, Regarding City of Brampton Regional Representaion

Received 2013-946

See also Resolutions 2013-949 to 2013-953 inclusive

MA-D4. Terri Brenton, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 17, 2013, Providing a Copy of a Resolution and Report from Mayor Fennell Regarding the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) September 2013 Board of Directors Meeting

Received 2013-947

MA-D5 Media Release: From Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO), received October 18, 2013, Announcing the Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Received 2013-948

MA-D6. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated October 24, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Resolution Regarding Council Representation at the Region of Peel

Received 2013-949

See also Resolutions 2013-946 and 2013-950 and 2013-953 inclusive

MA-D7. Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated October 28, 2013, Regarding Council Representation and the Appointment Process for the Head of Council at the Region of Peel

Received 2013-950

See also Resolutions 2013-946, 2013-949, 2013-951 to 2013-953 inclusive

MA-D8. Peter Fay, City Clerk, City of Brampton, Letter dated October 28, 2013, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Resolution and Report titled “Brampton’s Representation at the Region of Peel Council“

Received 2013-951

See also Resolutions 2013-946, 2013-949, 2013-950, 2013-952 and 2013-953

MA-D9. Hazel McCallion, Mayor, City of Mississauga, Letter dated October 31, 2013, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution and Report titled “Report of the 2013 Task Force on the Election of Regional Chair and Brampton Representation“

Received 2013-952

See also Resolutions 2013-946, 2013-949 to 2013-951 inclusive and 2013-953


Councillor Fennell arrived at 11:10 a.m., due to a personal matter.


Regional Council recessed at 11:11 a.m. to take a stretch break.

Regional Council reconvened at 11:16 a.m.

  Members Present: G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca, N. Iannicca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr; J. Tovey; R. Whitehead
     
  Members Absent: S. Hames; S. McFadden, due to illness; P. Saito, due to a personal matter; A. Thompson, due to other municipal business
     
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; C. Cecchini, 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; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator


Additional Item:

Resolution Regarding the Process for the Election of the Regional Chair (Oral)

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That staff be requested to prepare a report outlining the process for the election of the Regional Chair, including a public advertising component.

Carried 2013-953

See also Resolutions 2013-946 and 2013-949 to 2013-952 inclusive

Councillor Fennell advised that she met with the Premier of Ontario regarding Brampton’s representation on Regional Council and requested that the Premier consider permitting all members of the Council of the City of Brampton to participate in the Regional governance review planned to take place in 2015.

The Regional Clerk was requested by Councillor Miles to report to the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting with the process for persons interested in being considered for appointment as Regional Chair to register his/her name on or before the close of Nomination Day prior to the general municipal election.

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor R. Starr

PW-A. TRANSPORTATION

PW-A1. Amendments to Traffic By-law 15-2013 Resulting from the Recent Development of the Norton Lake Apartments on Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East), East of West Drive/Laurelcrest Street – City of Brampton, Ward 3

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the necessary by-law be presented for enactment to amend By-law 15-2013 with respect to new U-turn restrictions on Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) resulting from the development of the Norton Lake Apartments on the south side of Queen Street East, east of West Drive / Laurelcrest Street, in the City of Brampton;

And further, that the City of Brampton and Peel Regional Police be advised.

Carried 2013-954

See also Resolution 2013-985

Councillor Sanderson stated that he did not support the implementation of a legalized U-turn movement on Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) west of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) east of West Drive/Laurelcrest Drive.

PW-A2. Annual Road Safety Report 2011

Received 2013-955


PW-B. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-B1. Implementation Plan for Cart-Based Garbage and Recycling Collection

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That Resolution 2013-577 from the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting be rescinded;

Carried by a two-thirds majority vote 2013-956

See also Resolution 2013-957

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the Commissioner of Public Works be authorized to negotiate with GFL Environmental Inc., to adjust the end date for the waste collection services in the Town of Caledon from March 31, 2016 to December 31, 2015, and that the Chief Financial Officer be authorized to approve any required payment;

And further, that cart-based garbage, recycling and organics collection begin Region-wide with the commencement of the new collection contracts on January 1, 2016 in accordance with the process as set out in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated October 18, 2013, and titled “Implementation Plan for Cart-based Garbage and Recycling Collection”;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council in 2014 with details of a robust communications campaign during the cart selection and delivery phases of the program launch, and a robust customer support program during the first six months following the January 2016 commencement date, all in accordance with the communications framework set out in the subject report;

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

Carried 2013-957

See also Resolution 2013-956

Councillor Paterak requested that residents be afforded the opportunity to view the different sized garbage and recycling carts to enable them to make an informed decision on the appropriate cart for their homes; and to speak to Region of Peel staff regarding any concerns they may have with respect to the implementation of the cart-based garbage and recycling collection program.


PW-C. WASTEWATER

PW-C1. Professional Engineering Services for the Detailed Design and Contract Administration for the Inglewood Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades, Capital Project 09-2920, Document Number 2013-353P – Town of Caledon, Ward 1

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the contract (Document 2013-353P) for the professional engineering services for the detailed design and contract administration for the Inglewood Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades be awarded to CIMA Canada Inc. in the estimated amount of $901,860 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 09-2920, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 63-2008.

Carried 2013-958

PW-C2. Ecojustice Great Lakes Sewage Report Card 2013 – G.E. Booth and Clarkson Wastewater Treatment Plants

Received 2013-959

Councillor Tovey congratulated William Fernandes, Director, and the staff of the Wastewater division for their excellent work that resulted in the Region of Peel being ranked first in the Great Lakes Sewage Report Card. Councillor Tovey thanked staff for their commitment to the environment, noting that due to their efforts, all beaches along the City of Mississauga waterfront were open for swimming in the summer of 2013.


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. David Ullrich, Executive Director, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Letter dated September 30, 2013, Awarding the 2013 Water Conservation Framework Award to the Region of Peel

Received 2013-960

See also Resolution 2013-961

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the Region of Peel apply for membership on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.

Carried 2013-961

See also Resolution 2013-960

PW-D2. J.W. Tiernay, Executive Director, Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), Letter dated October 31, 2013, Regarding the First Call for Nominations to the OGRA Board of Directors

Received 2013-962


ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. Provincial Funding Update for Health Programs

Received 2013-963


HE-B. LONG TERM CARE

HE-B1. Community Support Services for Seniors – Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Commissioner of Health Services be authorized to implement the expanded services in the Long Term Care Community Support Services Program, as described in the report of the Commissioner of Health Services, dated October 17, 2013, titled “Community Support Services for Seniors – Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network,” subject to 100 per cent base funding from the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network;

And further, that the Health Services 2013 budget be adjusted by up to $129,815, including up to 1.28 Full Time Equivalent (FTE);

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

And further, that the Commissioner of Health Services report back to Regional Council once the funding has been confirmed.

Carried 2013-964


HE-C. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-C1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2013-3) meeting held on October 17, 2013

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2013-3) meeting held on October 17, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-965

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-6-2013

That the agenda for the October 17, 2013, Emergency and Protective Services Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2013-966

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS – Nil

4. REPORTS

  a) Land Ambulance Emergency Response Time Framework Performance Standards – Annual Renewal
      Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Paramedic Services

Received 2013-967

See also Resolution 2013-968

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-7-2013:

That the Response Time Framework Standards for Peel Regional Paramedic Services for the year 2014, be approved.

Approved 2013-968

See also Resolution 2013-967

  b) Paramedic Rapid Response Unit Update
      Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Paramedic Services

Received 2013-969

  c) Paramedic Rapid Response Unit Update
      Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Paramedic Services

Received 2013-970

  d) Paramedic Services 10 Year Facility Plan Update
      Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services

Received 2013-971

See also Resolution 2013-972

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-8-2013:

That staff prepare a report to a future meeting of the Emergency and Protective Services (EPSC) meeting with proposed recommendations on the modifications to the 10 Year Facility Plan, prior to the 2014 Budget Process.

Approved 2013-972

See also Resolution 2013-971

e) Paramedic Make Ready Process Evaluation

Received 2013-973

f) Electronic Patient Care Records in Paramedic Services

Received 2013-974


HE-D. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-D1. Update on School Health Program

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-923

HE-D2. Legislation to Require Menu Labelling in Chain Restaurants
      Presentation by Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health

Received 2013-975

See also Resolutions 2013-922 and 2013-976

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That Peel Public Health support and engage in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on proposed legislation that would require labelling of caloric content, and potentially other nutritional information on menus at large chain restaurants in Ontario;

And further, that Peel Public Health staff advocate for criteria in the proposed legislation that are consistent with recommendations developed by Toronto Public Health to include: chains of ten or more restaurants, mandatory labelling of calories and sodium, labelling on menus and menu boards;

And further, that while the provincial consultation proceeds, staff work in partnership with public health units in Toronto, York and Halton and report back to Regional Council on a recommended approach for implementation and enforcement in the Region of Peel.

Carried 2013-976

See also Resolutions 2013-922 and 2013-975

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

Dr. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, provided an overview of proposed provincial legislation that would require large chain restaurants to include calories and other potential nutritional information on their menus and he highlighted the calorie and nutrient levels of some common restaurant meals. He stated that Peel Public Health supports the proposed menu labelling legislation and would be advocating for criteria in the legislation, such as the inclusion of calories and sodium. While the proposed provincial legislation proceeds, Peel Public Health will work in partnership with public health units in Toronto, York and Halton on a recommended approach for implementation and enforcement in the Region of Peel.


Regional Council recessed at 11:55 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:31 p.m.

  Members Present: G. Carlson; B. Crombie; F. Dale; S. Fennell; P. Foley; C. Fonseca; E. Kolb; K. Mahoney; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P. Mullin; P. Palleschi; R. Paterak; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri; R. Starr;
J. Tovey
     
  Members Absent: S. Hames; N. Iannicca; H. McCallion; S. McFadden, due to illness; P. Saito, due to a personal matter; A. Thompson, due to other municipal business; R. Whitehead, due to other municipal business
     
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; C. Cecchini, 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; P. O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk’s; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Update on the Bridge Loan Funding for Supportive Housing in Peel, Hansen Project, 247 Queen Street East, City of Brampton, Ward 3

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the Region of Peel’s duly authorized signing officers be authorized to enter into all security agreements and ancillary documents as deemed necessary by the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services and the Regional Solicitor to provide and secure the interest bearing bridge loan to SHIP for the Hansen Project, in an amount up to $19 million subject to the terms and conditions as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Human Services and Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated October 24, 2013, titled “Update on the Bridge Loan Funding for Supportive Housing in Peel, Hansen Project, 247 Queen Street East, City of Brampton, Ward 3.”

Carried 2013-977

Janet Menard provided an update on the Project and in response to a question, indicated that this is not a project in jeopardy.

HS-B. HOUSING

HS-B1. Report of the Community Investment Committee (CIC-2013-2) meeting held on October 17, 2013

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the report of the Community Investment Committee (CIC-2013-2) meeting held on October 17, 2013, be adopted.

Carried 2013-978

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST – Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION CIC-3-2013:

That the agenda for the October 17, 2013 Community Investment Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2013-979

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  a) Update on Community Investment in Peel (Oral)
      Presentation by Beth Storti, Manager, Community Partnerships, Melissa Toney, Supervisor, Strategic Planning, and Sandra Solonik, Advisor, Community Investment

Received 2013-980

b) Carine Strong, Executive Director, Volunteer Mississauga Brampton Caledon, Presenting on the Importance of Investing in the Core Needs of an Organization to Support and Increase Opportunities for Volunteerism

Received 2013-981

See also Resolution 2013-982

4. REPORTS

a) Community Investment Program 2013 Allocations and 2014 Funding Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION CIC-4-2013:

That the 2014 Sustainability Fund budget recommendations be approved for inclusion within the Human Services 2014 Budget, to be considered by Regional Council during the 2014 Budget deliberations;

And further, that the 2014 Collaboration Fund budget recommendations be approved for inclusion within the Human Services 2014 Budget, to be considered by Regional Council during the 2014 Budget deliberations;

And further, that the Commissioner of Human Services and the Director Designate have ongoing authority to approve and allocate funds for the Organizational Effectiveness Fund, the Collaboration Fund, and the Small Capital portion of the Sustainability Fund.

Approved 2013-982

See also Resolution 2013-981

b) Collective Impact and Results Based Accountability Update

Received 2013-983


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Association of Municipalities Ontario, Email dated October 28, 2013, Regarding Development of a New Long-Term Federal Plan to “Fix Canada’s Housing Crunch”

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

Whereas, a stable and secure housing system that creates and maintains jobs and allows for a range of living options is essential to attracting new workers, meeting the needs of young families and supporting seniors and our most vulnerable citizens;

And whereas, the high cost of housing is one of the most urgent financial issues facing Canadians, with one in four people paying more than they can afford for housing, and mortgage debt held by Canadians now standing at just over $1.1 trillion;

And whereas, housing costs and, as the Bank of Canada notes, household debt, are undermining Canadians’ personal financial security, while putting our national economy at risk;

And whereas, those who cannot afford to purchase a home rely on the short supply of rental units, which is driving up rental costs and making it hard to house workers in regions experiencing strong economic activity;

And whereas, an inadequate supply of subsidized housing for those in need is pushing some of the most vulnerable Canadians on to the street, while $1.7 billion annually in federal investments in social housing have begun to expire;

And whereas, senior orders of governments need to consider that permanent, supportive housing investments cost significantly less than other forms of homelessness support such as shelters and institutional health care;

And whereas, coordinated action is required to prevent housing issues from being offloaded onto local governments and align the steps local governments have already taken with regard to federal/provincial/territorial programs and policies;

And whereas, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched a housing campaign, “Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch,” calling on the federal government to increase housing options for Canadians and to work with all orders of government to develop a long-term plan for Canada’s housing future;

And whereas, FCM has asked its member municipalities to pass a council resolution supporting the campaign;

And whereas, the Region of Peel has continuing housing needs, with:

• 13,000 households on the housing centralized wait list
• Average wait times of 8.25 years and as long as 11.1 years for large families
• Nearly $260 million required over the next 10 years to maintain and repair current housing stock and develop new affordable housing

And whereas, the Region of Peel has broadly consulted the community to set a 10-year strategic vision for Peel’s housing and homelessness system; it aims to: improve the affordability and availability of housing stock; support individual and family capacity; and work towards an integrated system of multiple partners to effectively support people;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council endorses the FCM housing campaign and urges the Minister of Employment and Social Development to develop a long-term plan for housing that puts core investments on solid ground, increases predictability, protects Canadians from the planned expiry of $1.7 billion in social housing agreements and ensures a healthy stock of affordable rental housing for Canadians;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Minister of Employment and Social Development, the Honourable Linda Jeffrey, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Peel-area MPs and MPPs, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.

Carried 2013-984


7. BY-LAWS

By-law 106-2013: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation’s consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) in the City of Mississauga.

By-law 107-2013: A by-law to implement new U-turn restrictions on Regional Road 107 (Queen Street East) resulting from the development of the Norton Lake Apartments on the south side of Queen Street East, east of West Drive / Laurelcrest Street; 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.

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 106-2013 and 107-2013, 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 2013-985

See also Resolutions 2013-927 and 2013-954


8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Request from Freba Jones, Resident, City of Brampton, to Delegate to the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting regarding her Water Bill

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the request from Freba Jones, Resident, City of Brampton, to delegate to the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting regarding her water bill, be approved.

Carried 2013-986

Additional Items – Items 8b to 8f inclusive:

b) Resolution Regarding Councillor Palleschi Membership on the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

Whereas Section VIII-1(d) of the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 100-2012 stipulates that a seat of a member of a Committee is terminated if the member is absent from three successive regular meetings of the committee without authorization from the Committee Chair;

And whereas, Councillor Palleschi has been absent from three successive meetings of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee;

Therefore be it resolved, that the three absences of Councillor Palleschi be excused and his membership on the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee be maintained.

Carried 2013-987

See also Resolution 2013-921

c) Resolution Regarding Councillor Paterak Resignation from the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the resignation of Councillor Paterak from the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC), be accepted, effective immediately.

Carried 2013-988

See also Resolution 2013-921

d) Resolution Regarding Councillor Fonseca Membership on the Waste Management Committee

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

Whereas Section VIII-1(d) of the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 100-2012 stipulates that a seat of a member of a Committee is terminated if the member is absent from three successive regular meetings of the committee without authorization from the Committee Chair;

And whereas, Councillor Fonseca has been absent from three successive meetings of the Waste Management Committee;

Therefore be it resolved, that the three absences of Councillor Fonseca be excused and her membership on the Waste Management Committee be maintained.

Carried 2013-989

See also Resolution 2013-921

e) Request from Mary Jo Falle, President and Michel Revelin, Vice President, CUPE Local 966 to Delegate to the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting regarding the Privatization of Regional Services, such as, Long Term Care

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That Mary Jo Falle, President and Michel Revelin, Vice President, CUPE Local 966, be requested to delegate to the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee.

Carried 2013-990

See also Resolution 2013-921

f) Brampton Safe City Local Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award for Safety (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2013-924


9. NOTICES OF MOTION

a) Notice of Motion from Councillor Sanderson regarding the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

Whereas, the Region of Peel has many rail systems coexisting with its commercial, residential, agricultural and industrial communities;

And whereas, first responders should have all available information about rail cargo to provide for their own safety and that of the communities they serve;

And whereas, rail safety is a matter for all communities across Canada;

And whereas, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) National Municipal Rail Safety Working Group has produced communiqué endorsing three key principles of rail safety, including the following areas:

1. Equip and support municipal first responders to rail emergencies;
2. Ensure federal and industry policies and regulations address the rail safety concerns of municipalities; and
3. Prevent downloading of rail safety and emergency response costs to local taxpayers.

Therefore be it resolved, that the FCM National Municipal Rail Safety “Working Group communiqué” be endorsed and the FCM call on the Federal Government to provide municipalities with adequate information on the dangerous goods that are being transported through their communities, be supported;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Prime Minister of Canada; the Federal Minister of Transport; Members of Parliament representing the Region of Peel; and FCM for consideration.

To be considered at the November 28, 2013 Regional Council meeting


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That By-law 108-2013 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on November 14, 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 2013-991


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1: 13 p.m.


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair